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ARCH ENEMY Is In The Studio, Aiming To Drop An Album By September

Greg Kennelty on February 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

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Arch Enemy‘s next album will be interesting for two reasons. For one, the band now has to follow up 2014’s War Eternal, which was massively hyped due to new frontman Alissa White-Gluz overtaking Angel Gossow’s position of 14 years. Secondly, this will be the band’s first album performed on and written by (to whatever extent) guitarist Jeff Loomis.

Guitarist Michael Amott took to Twitter to answer a fan’s question about new material, and says Arch Enemy is in the studio now and is aiming to have the new album out by maybe September.

Personally, I’m stoked. War Eternal is one of my favorite Arch Enemy albums, and with the addition of Jeff Loomis, the group is on track to drop probably one of the best of its career.

Analysis

The feature story in here was talked about upcoming a metal band “Arch Enemy” album after 2014. According to the article, the album would be interesting to await by the fans.

Actually the lead had only the “what” element. But it followed by the “why” element, because it followed by some explanations about that.

The feature story itself was actually an opinion. Because in the beginning the article told about the author felt of this album and at the end it clearly the author opinion. Although, the article provided the evidence to support the author opinion.

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Indonesia ready for Freeport tribunal

Linda Yulisman | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Mon, February 20, 2017 | 06:24 am
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In its latest move to settle a dispute over mining policy, the government has challenged United States mining giant Freeport McMoran to go to an international arbitration tribunal for a fair result.

Recently, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry granted approval to PT Freeport Indonesia, the local subsidiary of the politically connected gold and copper miner, to convert its contract of work (CoW) into a special mining license (IUPK). In so doing, the government will require the company to divest 51 percent of its shares and build a smelter within five years. As compensation, the government will allow Freeport to continue exporting copper concentrate.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan asserted that resorting to arbitration was a legal right. However, he said the government did not expect to face Freeport at an international tribunal because such a move would negatively impact their partnership.

“Nevertheless, it is a better measure than exploiting employee layoffs as a means to push the government,” Jonan said in a statement on Saturday.

Jonan also called on Freeport, the country’s largest taxpayer and oldest foreign investor, not to be “allergic” to the idea of divesting 51 percent of its controlling shares as stipulated in its CoW and the newly issued Government Regulation No. 1/2017. So far, the company has divested 9.36 percent of its shares.

The government on Friday issued a recommendation for Freeport, allowing the shipment of 1.1 million tons of copper concentrate until Feb. 16, 2018. Freeport operates Grasberg mine, the world’s second-largest copper mine, in Timika, Papua.

The recommendation was given after a five-week halt on exports. The halt in operations caused a reduction in working times, affecting some 33,000 workers. The government and Freeport have divergent views on divestment and investment guarantees and this is causing friction between the two.

Freeport has consistently stated it will only agree to the contract conversion if it secures a guarantee from the government on the firm’s long-term investment stability, including fiscal and legal certainty, as already stipulated in the CoW signed in 1991.

“PT Freeport Indonesia will keep protecting its rights under the contract of work while cooperating with the government to achieve a substitute agreement that can satisfy both parties,” Freeport spokesperson Riza Pratama said via a text message to The Jakarta Post on Sunday. Riza, however, declined to comment on any possible future moves to take the case to arbitration.

Apart from the divestment issue, the possibility of Freeport taking the case to arbitration has been stirred by a ruling from a tax court stipulating that the firm pay US$469 million in water taxes and penalties to the Papua provincial administration for the use of water between 2011 and 2015.

An internal shake-up that caused Chappy Hakim to resign from the post of president director on Saturday has also raised speculation over an arbitrationmediated dispute settlement.

Chappy, a retired air chief marshal who took the top position only three months ago, allegedly opposed the option of going to arbitration.

Kurtubi, a legislator from House of Representatives Commission VII overseeing energy and mining, said it would be better for Freeport to avoid a direct confrontation with the government through an arbitration process as the company had largely benefitted from the CoW system over the past 40 years.

“It [the government] has a big chance [of winning the dispute] because the [2009] Mining Law still acknowledges the CoW until it expires,” Kurtubi told the over the phone. “Freeport’s CoW will terminate in 2021 and after that there will be no CoWs in Indonesia, whoever the president will be. So Freeport’s demand to continue its current CoW is not realistic.”

Hikmahanto Juwono, an expert in international law at the University of Indonesia, emphasized the government’s favorable position should it meet with Freeport at a tribunal.

“If this case is taken to arbitration, the government is in a strong position because it never discriminated against Freeport. It has provided the company with alternatives, including allowing an extension of the contract of work,” Hikmahanto said. The expert suggested that the government pay attention to the desire of the Indonesian people to gain a greater degree of control over Freeport.

Despite the sizeable costs of going to arbitration, the current government should proceed because breaching the law could end in impeachment, he added.

According to a government source, the damage claim proposed by Freeport could amount to at least $8.3 billion.

Analysis

This news story was about Indonesia government wanted to have fair result of gold mining in Papua by the biggest United States mining Freeport. Therefore, they asked for arbitration tribunal to make a new policy about the mining system.

Because of the news was very serious, the lead of the news only had the “what” and “who” elements. By those elements, the reader immediately could know the main topic that the author wanted to talk about.

The next paragraph told about the “how” element. In here, the news explained about a new policy and the profit if the company agreed with the government. But in the next paragraph, it talked about negative effect of that new policy. In this case the “why” element appeared to tell about the reason behind it.

As the news story talked about serious matter, so there were a lot of citation from some experts included. The author provided those experts to convince the reader if this story based on fact and the source was valid enough to believe.

Leaked emails have David Beckham facing controversy

News Desk  | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Tue, February 7, 2017 | 02:02 pm
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Former football star and current international celebrity and style icon David Beckham is facing controversy after several newly leaked emails.

The emails, allegedly sent by Beckham, were released on the website Football Leaks, and contain details of his reluctance to put his own money into his charity work and his failed attempt to be knighted. A spokeswoman for Beckham said the emails had been taken out of context, and his team referred to the leak as “stolen information”, according to The Guardian.

“This story is based on outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails from a third party server and gives a deliberately inaccurate picture,” his spokeswoman said in a statement.

These allegations clash directly with Beckham’s usual image of a charitable family man. In his reaction to news that he would not be knighted, Beckham uses expletives in his description of the honors committee in one of the emails.

The controversy has been dubbed “Beckileaks” by the media, in reference to the website Wikileaks. The Daily Mail dedicated four pages to the “shame of Saint Becks,” although they also acknowledged that Beckham had been a victim of a “blackmail plot”.

The main topic of the emails is Beckham’s work with UNICEF, where he is a global ambassador. The leaked emails suggest that Beckham had billed the organization for a flight he didn’t need to take, and was hesitant to contribute his own money to the charity.

In a statement, UNICEF said it could not comment on the emails themselves, but defended Beckham’s work for the organization. “As well as generously giving his time, energy and support to help raise awareness and funds for UNICEF’s work for children, David has given significant funds personally,” the statement read.
Reuters reportedly was not able to verify the source of the emails.

Analysis

Eventually, this profile story talked about leaked email of Beckham that released on one of football site. This email confirmed that Beckham had billed the UNICEF. But then his spokesman said that Beckham had nothing to do with that email and this was just another blackmail plot like he ever had before.

The lead of the profile story only had two elements. Those were the “who” and “what” element. Maybe the author wanted to make the article short and brief, so only with those two elements the reader immediately knew what the article was about. The next paragraph was a confirmation about the case from Beckham’s spokesman and supported by the following article that reader could read for further information. Because actually this news was about Beckham confirmation about the scandal that stroke him, therefore the news had a lot of citation from the person who took the responsibility for that.

Kim Jong Un’s half-brother murder, journalists camping at Putrajaya morgue

Justin Zack | The Star/ANN
Putrajaya/Malaysia | Tue, February 14, 2017 | 10:27 pm
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At about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, local and foreign journalists were seen within the morgue compound.

Hospital security guards were seen blocking the entrance of the morgue.

It is believed that the body of the yet to be identified the North Korean was sent to the morgue here.

Citing South Korean media and multiple government sources, Reuters earlier reported that Jong-nam was killed in Malaysia.

South Korea’s TV Chosun, a cable television network, said that he was poisoned at KLIA by two women believed to be North Korean operatives, who remained at large, citing multiple South Korean government sources.

It is learnt that the deceased received treatment at the KLIA clinic but was later referred to a nearby hospital. The cause of death is still unknown.

Analysis

This news story was about Half-brother of South Korean Leader “Kim Jong Un” died in Malaysia because of someone was murdering him in the Hotel that he used to stay. But there was no further information about that case.

There were three element that detected in this news story. Those were the “when, who, and what” element. Then the next paragraph told about the detail explanation of the article. Because of the case in this article was still closed for the public, the article could not have any reliable source to confirm the case was valid or fake.

Sumba preparing to host sandalwood horse parade, ‘tenun ikat’ festival

News Desk | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Tue, February 14, 2017 | 04:19 pm
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Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara is set to host an international festival that will highlight sandalwood horses and tenun ikat (traditional woven fabrics).

Slated to kick off in May, kompas.com has reported that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will attend the event, which will feature a parade of thousands of horses and a tenun ikat exhibition.

The parade will begin in Waingapu in East Sumba regency, then continue to Waibakul in Central Sumba regency, Waikabubak in West Sumba regency and end in Tambolaka in Southwest Sumba regency. Meanwhile, the exhibition will be held across all regencies and will involve both local administrations and residents.

East Nusa Tenggara Creative Economy and Tourism Agency head Marius Ardu Kelamu said the event aimed to promote the island’s landscape and cultural beauty.

“The festival will help create the island’s brand and promote to the world that sandalwood horses originate from Sumba,” he said.

Analysis

Actually this feature story told us about the festival to promote Sumba culture. The purpose of this festival is also to help the economy of East Nusa Tenggara.

The lead of the article eventually had two elements such as the “where and what” element. The “where” element was clearly saw in the beginning of the first paragraph and followed by the “what” element. The second paragraph told about the “when” element and the following paragraph explained about the “where” element. In the fourth paragraph was about the “who” element and at the end of the paragraph there was a citation from the department that held the event. Therefore, the reader could believe that this article was real.

 

Britain to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s record 65-year reign

News Desk | Associated Press
London | Mon, February 6, 2017 | 01:17 pm
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Queen Elizabeth II is poised for another historic milestone, an unprecedented 65 years on the throne.

But Buckingham Palace says Britain’s longest-serving monarch plans to spend Monday’s ceremonies far from the spotlight in somber contemplation of her late father.

Official commemorations of Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee are expected to feature ceremonial cannon fusillades at a central London park and at the riverside Tower of London as well as a procession of military horses pulling World War I-era artillery pieces.

But the 90-year-old monarch is staying 110 miles (175 kilometers) to the north at her Sandringham House estate in Norfolk, where her father, George VI, died of lung cancer at age 56 on Feb. 6, 1952, after a 15-year reign.

Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-serving monarch in 2015.

Analysis

In this short profile story told about the Britain’s longest Queen on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II would be 65 years serving as a Queen surpassed Queen Victoria. There would be ceremony to honor the Queen at some places in England.

The lead of the article only had two elements, those were the “who and what” element. The following paragraph told about detail information and the “when” element. The next paragraph talked about the “how” element followed by the “where” element. At the last two paragraph were only the detail information to support the article, so the reader could believe if the article said correct and valid data.

Google Doodle honors Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s 92nd birthday

News Desk | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Mon, February 6, 2017 | 12:48 pm
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Google Indonesia is celebrating the 92nd birthday of one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed writers, Pramoedya “Pram” Ananta Toer, through its homepage doodle on Monday.

Pram, who passed away in 2006 in Jakarta, was known as a proponent of human rights and freedom of expression who fought against Japanese and Dutch colonialism.

“Today’s Doodle celebrates Pram’s birthday with an animation of the industrious novelist seated at his typewriter, hard at work,” Google wrote on its Doodle page.

Through his works, Pram was consistently critical of whatever regime was in power, according to kompas.com. He was imprisoned by the Dutch colonial administration and during the Soeharto regime he spent more than a decade as a political prisoner after being sent to Buru Island, Maluku, in 1969.

Among his well-known works are the four volumes of Tetralogi Buru (The Buru Quartet), which consists of Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind), Anak Semua Bangsa (Children of All Nations), Jejak Langkah (Steps) and Rumah Kaca (Glass House). Pram wrote the stories during his time as a political prisoner where he was prohibited from using a pen and paper. Because of this he orally shared with his fellow prisoners the story of a Javanese boy named Minke who rejects Indonesia’s hierarchal society in the last years of Dutch colonization.

Aside from Tetralogi Buru, Pram also wrote Arok Dedes, Mangir, Bukan Pasarmalam (It’s not an All Night Fair), and Gadis Pantai (Girl from the Coast).

Analysis

This profile story told about Pramoedya Ananta Toer “Pram” birthday. In here Google Indonesia made an animation that could be see through its homepage on Monday. The article also talked about his crucial time and his works that he had been done.

The lead of the article contained the “who, what, where, and when” element. Then in the next paragraph talked about the “who” element with detail information. The next paragraph until the end of the paragraph were about the “why” element, because it mostly told about the reason why the subject in the article honored by the people.

New study suggests using e-cigarettes ‘far safer than smoking’

News Desk | The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Wed, February 8, 2017 | 05:22 pm
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A study by Cancer Research UK on the urine and saliva samples of long-term vapers reveals that e-cigarettes are “far safer than smoking”.

In the research, scientists deduced that e-cigarettes tend to be less harmful—both in terms of use and consumption— in comparison to traditional cigarettes.

As reported by huffingtonpost.co.uk, researchers also noticed that individuals who shifted to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) from smoking regular cigarettes had a lower risk of cancer and lower amounts of toxic chemicals in their body than people who stuck with normal tobacco cigarettes.

A further study on conventional smokers who simultaneously used e-cigarettes suggested that a total switch from the latter to the former is needed to see the positive difference in levels of toxins in the body.

Senior lecturer in the department of epidemiology and public health at University College London Lion Shahab, said, “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and NRT are far safer than smoking, and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use. We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments.”

In the hope of breaking the addiction of smokers in the UK as well as around the world, experts believe that e-cigarettes could work well as a nicotine replacement that can potentially reduce the amount of tobacco-related deaths.

Analysis

In here, the feature story told about e-cigarettes or vape was far safer than traditional cigarettes.  Research revealed that toxic in e-cigarettes had lower amount of toxic and risk of cancer than tobacco cigarettes.

The lead of the article was using the “what and who” element. It continued with the “how” element in the next three paragraphs and told about the detail of the research. At the end of the paragraph, the author tried to convince the smokers if the e-cigarettes could work better than traditional cigarettes.

 

‘The Simpsons’ predicted Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl stint in 2012

Gianna Francesca Catolico | Inquirer.net/Asia News Network
| Tue, February 7, 2017 | 03:11 pm
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Eerily, “The Simpsons” continues to predict major events in global history, from the victory of now US President Donald Trump to the Ebola outbreak. This time, the family-oriented show foresaw Lady Gaga’s recent Super Bowl halftime gig as early as 2012.

In the 23rd season finale entitled “Lisa Goes Gaga,” the pop sensation serenaded her fans, known as her “Little Monsters,” while soaring over them in a harness, a similar stunt she did during her Super Bowl performance number on Monday (Sunday in the US). Also, the episode predicted that Lady Gaga would wear a silver jumpsuit, but unlike the episode, she did not wear a bra that could exhale flames.

Apparently, the show failed to foresee that Lady Gaga, 30, would open her 13-minute glittering show at Houston’s NRG Stadium with her version of “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land.”

Some Twitter users noticed the uncanny similarities between “The Simpsons” skit and Lady Gaga’s spectacular medley.

Through her record-breaking performance, the “Born This Way” singer expressed her unique message of inclusion and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Little Monsters can get the chance to see their idol perform live as Lady Gaga announced she would conduct a world tour to promote her new album “Joanne.”

Analysis

The feature story in here told about one of famous American cartoon or TV series “The Simpsons” predicted Lady Gaga’s performance in NFL after the cartoon also predict Donald Trump as US president. The cartoon predicted the event in 2012 and fortunately happened as they predicted before.

The lead in this article had three elements such as the “who, what, and when.” In the next two paragraph told about the “how” element of the article. But in the last two paragraph seemed that the article talked about other topic or little bit out of topic. Because it talked about her album rather than her performance during NFL’s opening.

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