Last weekend boasted the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival, taking place over one day – September 18th – at the beautiful Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA. Hosted by Willie Nelson, the event featured sets from Neil Young + Promise Of The Real, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Sheryl Crow, Brothers Osborne and Lee Ann Womack. The Outlaw spirit was in full force, as these iconic artists turned in tremendous performances for an adoring crowd. With Willie Nelson and his children Lukas and Mikah playing as well, this was truly a special and memorable.Thanks to photographer Sam Watson, we now have a full gallery of images from the festival for you to enjoy. Take a look through the gallery below! We’ll see you there next year. Load remaining images
The secretariat of the National Strategy for Corruption Prevention (Stranas-PK) has urged regional administrations to use citizen identification numbers (NIKs), which are assigned to every registered citizen, to guide the distribution of social aid.Stranas-PK secretariat coordinator, Herda Helmijaya, said his office had advocated for the use of NIKs to improve the Social Affairs Ministry’s Integrated Data on Social Welfare (DTKS) since last year. The accuracy of the data, he said, was important during the COVID-19 outbreak because the government was set to use the information to distribute about Rp 50 trillion (US$3.3 billion) in cash and food aid.“This is a complicated problem because the data is far from perfect,” Herda said during a discussion on Wednesday. “We’re working to integrate the NIKs with the DTKS […] to make sure the government’s social aid is distributed right on target.” The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had previously issued a circular urging regional administrations to use NIKs to prevent the misallocation of aid through outdated social welfare data.KPK deputy head of prevention Pahala Nainggolan said regional authorities’ lack of urgency in updating their data on social assistance beneficiaries had resulted in misallocated aid.Read also: COVID-19 crisis exposes holes in social aid disbursementThe KPK has also asked regional authorities to distribute aid to unregistered citizens who meet government criteria to receive COVID-19 relief and to submit updated information to the Social Affairs Ministry. The new data set would be cross-referenced with the Home Ministry’s civil registry. Herda said regional administrations should refer to the circular on the distribution of aid to ensure it was carried out properly.Despite the KPK’s call to update the DTKS, Pahala said last month only 280 regional administrations had updated their social welfare data. According to law, regions should update the data four times a year.The Stranas-PK secretariat was established in 2018 after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed the 2018 Presidential Regulation on the national strategy for corruption prevention. The strategy itself focuses on three sectors: business permits and the commerce sector; state finance; and law enforcement and bureaucratic reform.It includes officials from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the National Development Planning Ministry and the Home Ministry and has a mandate to synchronize and monitor the implementation of antigraft strategy in various government institutions.Topics :
THE NATIONAL Sports Commission (NSC) is heartened by the recent performances of Team Guyana at the recently concluded Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Body Building championships in the Dominican Republic.During a meet-and-greet yesterday at the Commission’s Homestretch Avenue office, the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, commended the team’s performance, adding that more support will be forthcoming from the government.Guyana Team of Mr Guyana Kerwin Clarke, Devon Davis, Bruce Whatley, Emmerson Campbell, Alisha Fortune and Franklin Brisport returned with five medals.“Bodybuilding is noteworthy to mention because every time they participate at a regional or international event, they always return with awards. The NSC was only too proud to contribute to their travels because we knew that they would be representing the Golden Arrowhead to the best.”President of the Guyana Body Building and Fitness Federation (GABBFF) Kevon Bess contended that they will continue in pursuit of greatness.“It’s the fitting thing to have the athletes given the opportunity to represent Guyana at all costs and we hope that with this recent success and the success that we’ve been building on for the last couple of years that we can encourage more tangible support from the government going forward.“The tally of medals this year is the highest since we’ve been participating in the CAC championships and the athletes have continued to show much progress and we hope going forward, we can have the athletes represent Guyana at more competitions. ‘CAC Light Middleweight gold medallist Kerwin Clarke said, “I was elated by the performance at this year’s championship,” while Deron Davis, who obtained bronze in the Bantamweight category thought his experience was great.Meanwhile, Men’s Physique silver medallist Campbell was thankful to his sponsors for the experience, saying, “This is the biggest CAC competition that ever was in the history of the 44-year competition and this is the biggest medal haul. It wasn’t a fluke or we gained walkovers, it was a great achievement and I hope we continue to get the support of corporate Guyana.”Selvon Bruce Whatley picked up gold medal in the Masters Class before returning to take the silver medal in the Flyweight category.Fortune narrowly missed out on a medal performance, having been entered in the wrong category, for which the organisers later apologised.