first_img“The [preliminary process] of the last CPNS selection has just been completed and all [of the candidates] have yet to be inaugurated because interviews and other examinations have been postponed due to COVID-19,” he said.However, Tjahjo said there was a possibility for CPNS recruitment next year, depending on the government budget and the needs of government agencies.The last batch of CPNS recruits would continue with the field competency selection test (SKB) from August to October this year, National Civil Service Agency (BKN) head Bima Hari Wibisana said.The agency is set to conduct the tests face-to-face, while coordinating with the national COVID-19 task force to ensure health protocols on site. (syk)Topics : Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said the government will not be opening recruitment for regular civil servant candidates (CPNS) in 2020 and 2021.“There will be no CPNS recruitment for two years,” Tjahjo said Monday, as quoted by said admissions were closed this year because last year’s CPNS recruitment process had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgFrank Lampard has admitted it would be a “disaster” if Chelsea failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.A goalless draw against Fulham on Monday saw the champions remain in fifth place in the Premier League.With Chelsea trailing leaders Manchester United by 12 points, the 32-year-old midfielder denied that the cup competitions were now the priority.Speaking at the launch of the England Footballers’ Foundation, Lampard told BBC Sport: “We must finish in the top four and can never take our eye off the ball, it would be a disaster if we didn’t qualify.”Chelsea host Everton in round four of the FA Cup on Saturday and play FC Copenhagen in the first knockout round of the Champions League three days later.And Lampard admitted that the two competitions were now vital to his club. He said: “There’s huge importance because you can see the league’s going to be difficult and that means it’s more important to reach finals.”The club’s record signing Fernando Torres has failed to score in the two matches he has played since his £50m move from Liverpool but Lampard also backed his team-mate to star for his new club.“He’s made a huge difference,” he said. “No, he hasn’t scored in two games but all the spotlight is on him.“There’s a huge responsibility, people are looking to him to do it instantly, but he will make a difference to us.“He’s a top-class player, he has boosted the lads already and for sure will come good, he’s going to add to us in a big way. “David Luiz has come in as well and has been fantastic.”With £25m for Luiz, Chelsea splashed out £75m on transfer window deadline day and Lampard said he was delighted by the January spending spree.“I was slightly surprised but it was very exciting and I was pleased,” he said.“It’s a huge boost to have such quality players that we needed at the time.“We haven’t spent much in recent years compared to some by our standards, but last season we won the [League and FA Cup] double and this was a good time for us to go into the market. “I’m just thankful we’ve got the funds to do this.”Lampard admitted Chelsea’s inconsistent form this season has been down to “a few factors”.“We haven’t performed as well, there’s been injuries, and some unsettling moments, but if you don’t perform you fall behind in the title race and that’s the reason really.”Lampard is the nephew of Harry Redknapp, and after seeing his uncle mastermind Spurs’ victory over AC Milan on Tuesday, the Chelsea player admitted he would like to see him manage England after Fabio Capello steps down in 2012.“There’d be a few candidates,” he said. “It’s for him and the FA to decide but it’d be nice if it were an English manager. “At the moment Harry’s doing a fantastic job at Spurs and if he has an opportunity to manage England I’m sure he’d be an outstanding manager. But at the moment we have to play for Capello and we have to win something.”Lampard captained England to victory over Denmark on 9 February but insists there is still a lot of work to do before the national team can claim to have fully recovered from their World Cup debacle in South Africa.“Since the World Cup we’ve had good and not so good results,” he said.“We haven’t turned the corner yet. That is a process and takes time.“When we reach the European Championships and do better than we did at the World Cup then we can say we have.” Source: BBClast_img read more

first_img• Related: Will second meeting with Aldridge pay off?The Lakers reportedly were having a second meeting with Aldridge, the power forward from Portland who clocks in with 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per night. Apparently they didn’t have enough time in the first meeting to explain their plan. Or apparently they spent most of the time talking about L.A. and not enough about the Lakers, and how Aldridge would fit.Is there a center to help Aldridge, especially on the defensive side? Is there an offense that incorporates what he does? Just who are D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, really, and what happens if Kobe Bryant leaves after this season? A lot of stuff to discuss. Maybe they ran out of mozzarella sticks.Monroe, another movable power forward who has played in Detroit, was ticketed for New York. But joining a 17-win team that has Carmelo Anthony was enough to un-punch that ticket. The Lakers approached Monroe, too, but Milwaukee signed him, and that was almost too much to bear. Milwaukee? Monroe turned down Hollywood for Laverne and Shirley? No. Monroe, late of Detroit, knows abandoned property when he sees it. He chose a team that pushed Chicago to six games in the playoffs, welcomes back Jabari Parker, gets a full year out of Michael Carter-Williams, brings Grievis Vazquez off the bench, and has pterodactyl reach all over its frontcourt.Monroe also chose Jason Kidd as coach. He wants to win and he doesn’t really care how much snow accompanies it. He can hire a driver, if he wants.Kevin Love lives in Los Angeles. But Love also sat on Cleveland’s bench, with his injured shoulder, and watched the Cavaliers get to Game 6 of the NBA Finals without their second- and third-best players (himself and Kyrie Irving). So he is staying put. Play with sand castles or play with The King? Not a hard call.Anthony, in fact, is one of the few max-contract players who has declined winning. He visited Houston and the Lakers last year but chose New York.Otherwise, players are generally inclined to stay with their current teams, who can pay them more, for more years, under the Larry Bird rules. Or they go with winners. With San Antonio making a rare dip into free agency and creating the cap space, it’s difficult to see Aldridge signing anywhere else.Jordan? If he really wants to becoming a scoring option, he might have to leave the Clippers, but to where? Dallas does not have a point guard of note. The Lakers’ offense will be carried by Bryant, Russell and Randle, and Nick Young isn’t exactly a ball-mover.More likely Jordan will learn that Bryant and Michael Jordan also yelled at their teammates, sometimes more forcefully than Chris Paul does, and that Doc Rivers has been more patient with his free-throwing than any other coach would ever be.Although one would get a large kick out of hearing Clippers fans yell “Foul him!” if Jordan ever played for the visiting team.The Lakers might sign someone, but their chances appear better next season, provided Russell indeed becomes the passer that all scorers love. But the line of players who were supposedly hellbent on becoming Lakers stretches back to Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dominique Wilkins.Blame it on Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, the Romulus and Remus of the modern NBA. They were the first to take fewer dollars in order to lure better teammates. They started this fixation with winning. They can also tell you how long it took to build, or rebuild, Rome. If NBA players are avoiding the Lakers for the same reasons they once flocked to them, it is not a world crisis.It does not rise to the level of peas in guacamole, or where a baseball executive prefers to keep his decimal points. Actually, it dignifies the modern hoop star. It means he wants to win.Nineteen years ago, Shaquille O’Neal signed with the Lakers because of Jerry West and the chance to make bad movies, but also because he could win a title, since the Lakers had won 53 games the year before. Three seasons later, with Phil Jackson on board, it happened, and then two more titles happened.LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan were wooed by a franchise that won 21 games last season. They don’t need the standings to know. They saw the chalk outline themselves, at court level. A stopover at Jack Nicholson’s house, or all the Pink’s Hot Dogs they can eat, can only go so far. They want to win while they’re young.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more