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KPK proceeds with bribery prosecution as key suspect Harun Masiku remains at large

first_imgThe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has proceeded with the prosecution of businessman Saeful Bahri in a bribery case implicating Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, even though the latter remains at large.KPK deputy chairperson Nurul Ghufron said that investigators had deemed Saeful’s case file complete even without Harun’s testimony, thus the prosecution could proceed. The KPK handed the case file over to prosecutors on Friday. “What is important in a bribery case is the clarity that the giver is X and the receiver is Y, who is a state actor and that it is within the latter’s duty and authority to proceed with their consensus,” Ghufron said at the KPK headquarters on Friday. He said that the investigation into the case had revealed that Harun had bribed General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan in exchange for the latter’s approval for the politician to fill the seat of a deceased politician in the House of Representatives. The KPK named Harun a bribery suspect on Jan. 9 and has put him on its most-wanted list.Read also: Concerns of cover up grow after KPK dismisses officials probing KPU bribery caseGhufron added that even though there was still time for the investigation and detainment to proceed, the KPK had the right to hand over the case file as long as it was considered complete.”Within 14 days, the public prosecutor will hand over the case to the Corruption Court. The trial will be held at the Jakarta Corruption Court,” KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said in a written statement.The case revolves around a dispute between the KPU and the PDI-P over who should take over a legislative seat left vacant by deceased PDI-P politician Nazaruddin Kiemas. The KPU gave the seat to Riezky Aprilia, who won the second-highest number of votes in the April 17, 2019, legislative election, despite the PDI-P’s request that it be given to Harun. On Jan. 8, the KPK arrested Wahyu for allegedly accepting Rp 600 million (US$43,950) from Harun through former Elections Supervisory Agency member Agustiani Tio Fridelina and Saeful. The four suspects have been charged with bribery and, except for Harun who has been declared a fugitive, are now in KPK custody. (ars)Topics :last_img read more

Diverse Marine Building New Turner Iceni CTV

first_imgDiverse Marine has signed a new construction contract with Turner Iceni Ltd. for a crew transfer vessel (CTV). Recently, Diverse Marine signed a contract with Turner Iceni for the modification and upcycling of the Iceni Courage crew transfer vessel. Further news is yet to follow, the UK-based company said. The two companies also previously collaborated on the Iceni Warrior, former MCS Maestro, and on Iceni Revenge, former MPI Don Quixote.center_img According to Diverse Marine, the vessel in question is a 24m CTV named Iceni Valour, for which the aluminum kit arrived on site this morning. Source: Diverse Marinelast_img

Highlights of the Week

first_imgUSACE Nears 10 Million Cubic Yard Milestone in BostonThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New England District, is nearing the milestone of removing 10 million cubic yards of dredge material as part of Phase II of the three-phased Boston Harbor Navigation Improvement Project in Boston, Massachusetts. DEME to Begin Poland Dredging GigUnder a clear blue sky DEME Group cutter suction dredger ‘Amazone’ is setting sail from its homeport in Belgium to Poland to kick-off the dredging works at the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway. TSHD River Thames Joins DEME FleetRoyal IHC has successfully handed over the 2,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) River Thames to DEME. Image source: DEMEDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 20-26, 2020).center_img Weeks Marine, Eastern Shipbuilding Ink Contract for New TSHDWeeks Marine and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (Eastern) have signed a contract to construct a sister ship to Weeks Marine’s TSHD Magdalen, the twin screw trailing suction hopper dredge built by Eastern and placed into service in 2018. Julong CSD Kicks Off Dredging Work in Su Ya Lake, ChinaJulong’s two unit 20-inch dredger CSD500, equipped with France Baudouin brand diesel engine with total power of 2000hp, is starting the dredging operations in Su Ya Lake, China.last_img read more

Anthony Joshua: I’m not afraid of Tyson Fury

first_imgAnthony Joshua insists he is not afraid to fight Tyson Fury after criticizing the WBC champ for taking longer time to fight for a world title, claiming his rival’s career could be approaching its end. According to Sky Sports report, Fury turned pro in December 2008 and won his first world titles against Wladimir Klitschko seven years later in his 25th fight. Joshua needed just three years and 16 fights.Advertisement Loading… “If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.”Rival world heavyweight kingpins Joshua and Fury have agreed financial terms to two fights in 2021 that would decide the division’s undisputed champion.First Joshua must defend his belts against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, expected in December, while Fury is contracted to a third meeting with Deontay Wilder.“I’ll challenge Fury, I’ll challenge Wilder,” said Joshua. “These guys aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought on my record anyway. They are just another heavyweight.Joshua says Fury and Wilder ‘aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought’“Look at my record. They are not the best fighters that I have challenged.“When they are ready, I’m here to fight.”Joshua ascended from being an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012 to a world champion just four years later but, despite losing his unbeaten record and titles to Andy Ruiz Jr, reclaimed them last December.“I came up quick. That shows I’m ready. These boys turned professional in 2008 and it took [Fury seven years] to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world,” said Joshua.“He’s on a completely different journey. I want to steam through.“I haven’t got fear of Fury – whether he’s got a better chin than me, a better jab than me, whether he’s all of this stuff that people say. So be it. Let me go in there and prove myself. Show you who I am and what I can do.Wilder and Fury are due to meet againRead Also: Super Eagles midfielder tips Osimhen to shine at Napoli“I’ve fought five champions and been in two unification fights. I’m a two-time heavyweight champion in the space of 24 fights and a [seven-year] career. It shows you I am serious.“If Fury is serious, I’ll take that fight seriously too.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made “Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua told Sky Sports about WBC holder Fury.last_img read more

More than $175,000 awarded to save meaningful places

first_imgStatewide—Indiana Landmarks distributed $176,250 to nonprofit organizations in the fiscal year 2019 to help preserve meaningful places across the state. Drawing from a variety of funds, the grants support projects ranging from structural analysis for endangered places to a documentary about the West Baden Colored Church and an effort to place a rural farmhouse on the National Register of Historic Places.“Not only do these grants help with material costs associated with saving places important to communities, but they also often spark community action and inspire other giving,” said Marsh Davis, president of Indiana Landmarks, the country’s largest statewide nonprofit preservation organization. “In that way, they deliver a return that reaches well beyond a specific project and well beyond a dollar amount.”Efroymson Family Endangered Places GrantsEfroymson Family Endangered Places grants can be used for architectural and structural assessments, rehab cost analysis, and reuse studies.Four awards were given in southeastern Indiana: The Cornerstone Society, Madison, $3,500 for structural analysis of a fire-damaged 1844 house on West Street.Masonic Temple Corporation, Connersville, $3,500 for a reuse study of the 1831 Elmhurst Mansion.Main Street Greensburg, $3,500 for a reuse study of the 1885 St. Mary’s Catholic Church and 1917 school.Montgomery Township, Jennings County, $2,000 for a reuse study of the 1953 Paris Crossing Gym.last_img read more

Slight risk of strong storms today and overnight

first_imgStatewide—According to the National Weather Service, a large portion of Indiana has been placed under a slight risk category for severe weather today and overnight.  Scattered large hail and severe wind gusts are the main threats. Isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are also possible.Make sure you plan ahead, have multiple ways to receive severe weather alerts and know where to go if a severe weather or tornado warning is issued.last_img

Pardew demands more from Newcastle

first_img The 51-year-old has endured a difficult few weeks on Tyneside as his side has slipped down the table to the point where it faces a very real fight for top-flight survival. “It’s a big, big club and we don’t want to be playing, with all due respect to the Championship, in the Championship,” Pardew said. Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is determined not to ruin his CV by adding another relegation from the Barclays Premier League to it.center_img “Hopefully we get the result we need or two results or three, whatever it is. It is in our hands. We have a five-point cushion, although Wigan have a game in hand, and that’s a significant cushion at this stage. “We need to increase it and if we increase it, it will be very difficult for Wigan to catch us.” It has all been in stark contrast to his first 18 months at St James’ Park, which saw him steer the Magpies to mid-table safety in their first season back in the Premier League and then roar to a fifth-place finish and European qualification last time around. Whatever happens between now and May 19, Pardew will sit down with owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias at the end of the season to discuss what went wrong and the implications for the future. In some ways, it will be an uncomfortable conversation with mistakes having been made at boardroom and managerial levels as well as on the pitch. But against the backdrop of claims of disunity within the dressing room, which have been vehemently denied by Newcastle, and mounting pressure on the manager from outside the club in the wake of thumping home defeats by derby rivals Sunderland and Liverpool, Pardew is concentrating solely on football. He said: “There’s no point having an inquest at the moment because it’s no good to anybody. The most important thing is getting ourselves safety in the Premier League, and that’s what we will try to do.” last_img read more

MBB : Olivero: In SU’s 2-game win streak, each player perfects specific role

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img TAMPA, Fla. — Jim Boeheim finally had time to reflect. It was his turn to talk and answer short, fleeting questions.Time during which the head coach mused about the Big East conference in front of the assembled press.He smiled as he simply summed up the Orange’s last six games: four losses followed by two wins. With the 23-point blasting of South Florida, he took the opportunity to speak his mind.‘Everybody recognizes that it is a tough league, and everybody understands that. But then when you lose, they don’t understand it,’ Boeheim said. ‘So I guess they don’t really understand it is what we are trying to say here. They don’t get it. They get it, but they don’t get it. It is a very difficult league.’‘They,’ of course, are the talking heads who spoke and wrote of SU’s apparent apocalyptic four-game skid. The highlight of which was a disaster at the hands of Seton Hall on Jan. 25. Ten days later, unfounded rumors of a point-shaving scandal from that game ensued.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the brink of Boeheim’s first five-game losing streak in 35 years as head coach, national media members flocked to the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., to officially experience the implosion firsthand. SU needed to rekindle whatever remained of a once third-ranked 18-0 team.Did Syracuse ever. And it did so because of something new in the past two games: the establishment of the roles each of SU’s integral parts must provide from game to game.In the midst of the four-game losing streak after the Seton Hall loss, SU sophomore guard Brandon Triche was explicit regarding what SU needed: the proper contributions from each member of SU’s lineup. Game in and game out.‘I think we have to just come together as a team, that’s the biggest thing,’ Triche said on Jan. 25. ‘To lose three in a row, it’s almost like losing to Le Moyne. It’s a bad feeling.’Balance wasn’t there. Boeheim said it himself minutes before Triche, forecasting what was needed to guide his 33rd 20-win team through situations like this in the beastly Big East.The players’ roles were filled against the Huskies and Bulls.Rick Jackson is the MVP. Kris Joseph is the scorer who can bring scrappy effort on defense with his length. Scoop Jardine is the conductor, dishing out a top 20 national mark in assists per game. Triche is the late-game scorer who can become the X-factor.As for the young players, C.J. Fair provides a highlight-reel freshman’s production from dunks to blocks. Dion Waiters is the utility scorer. As for the freshman centers Fab Melo and Baye Moussa Keita, they need to bring production that amounts to one solid big man next to Jackson.And in the past two games, everyone played his role for the first time all season.Look at the early Big East wins: Against Providence, Melo, Moussa Keita and Waiters did nothing. Against Notre Dame, it was more of the same. The first time against Seton Hall, Jardine’s four turnovers trumped his three assists. In Madison Square Garden against St. John’s, Jardine again had more turnovers than assists. And versus Cincinnati, Joseph scored two points as he left the game with a concussion.Then came the losing streak. Then came the point-shaving allegations and the trip to Hartford. Finally, SU filled the roles: Moussa Keita played the best game of his life while Melo sat. Jackson went 13 and 13. Joseph scored when needed. Triche was that X-factor with 16 points. Jardine sunk clutch free throws. Fair jetted to the right spots at the right times. Waiters scrapped for nine points and three steals.And it continued in Tampa: Fair skied for nine rebounds and three blocks. Waiters scored 10. And in his homecoming, Melo showed his best conditioning of the year in extended minutes while Moussa Keita cheered from the sideline.Just what Boeheim has been yearning for. Just what will get SU through Big East play as one of the conference’s powers. Just like Boeheim has experienced for 35 years.The furthest thing from a team experiencing a collapse. Rather, the first concrete step toward Big East basketball dominance once again.Tony Olivero is the development editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at read more

No. 10 USC blows by Buffaloes in a 50-6 drubbing

first_imgUSC’s offense has remained a point of contention for a sizable portion of the team’s fan base throughout much of the season.The No. 10 Trojans either rely too heavily on their passing game, or coach Lane Kiffin is too conservative by calling for running plays in situations that scream for a throw, they insist.But those critics were largely silenced Saturday. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns to set a school and Pac-12 record for career touchdown passes, as USC (6-1, 4-1) ran past an overwhelmed Colorado team, 50-6.Record books – Senior quarterback Matt Barkley became the all-time Pac-12 leader in TD passes in Saturday’s 50-6 win against the Buffs. (photo by Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan)The Trojans, following a two-year postseason ban, are also bowl eligible for the first time since the 2009 season.“The sky wasn’t falling,” said Kiffin during his post-game news conference. “Matt can still throw.”That much was evident. Barkley’s career total for touchdown passes now stands at 102, moving past former USC signal caller Matt Leinart, who had finished with 99 during three seasons from 2003-06.“It’s special, it’s an honor,” Barkley said. “I’ll take credit, but I mean, I’ve been here for four years so hopefully we put some production up.”Of his six touchdown tosses, four of them safely landed in the hands of junior wide receiver Robert Woods on plays of 39, 29, 17 and three yards over a span of just two and a half quarters. Barkley’s 17-yard touchdown toss also marked a significant milestone for Woods, his 217th career catch, breaking the school’s all-time receptions record previously held by Dwayne Jarrett.The third-year wideout finished with eight catches for 132 yards against the Buffaloes (1-6, 1-3).“I grew up watching all those receivers,” said Woods, whose four touchdown receptions also marked a single-game school record. “As I accomplished what I did today, I don’t see myself above them but a part of an elite group.”USC, as a group, looked elite as well. And the squad looked fast, perhaps as the result of its use of a no-huddle, quicker-paced offense for much of the contest. Barkley’s first touchdown, a 55-yard strike to sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee over the middle of the field, came after just 50 seconds, on the team’s second play from scrimmage. And by the nine-minute mark of the first quarter, the Trojans already led 19-0, energizing an announced sellout crowd of 83,274 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.On the afternoon, the Trojans would finish with 458 yards of total offense, 340 of them through the air, carving up an inexperienced and rattled secondary. The 50 points were also the highest single-game scoring total of the season.“I don’t care what pace we actually play at,” Lee said, “as long as we do what we need to do when it’s time to do it.”But as prolific as USC was offensively, it was again plagued by penalties. Entering the game, the team ranked 124th, dead last, in the Football Bowl Subdivision, in penalties per game with 10. And again, the Trojans were heavily penalized, nine times in fact, for 90 yards, allowing the Buffaloes to keep some of their drives alive.During the first quarter, on Colorado’s first drive of the game, redshirt freshman Anthony Sarao was called for a personal foul penalty, helping the Buffaloes inch further down field, all the way down to the 21-yard line before quarterback Jordan Webb’s ill-advised throw was intercepted by senior safety Drew McAllister in the end zone.Later in the half, freshman defensive tackle Leonard Williams was also penalized and ejected for punching a player — classified as a flagrant foul that will be subject to review by conference officials, according to a school spokesman. It was not, though, deemed to be “fighting,” which would warrant an automatic suspension.“We looked really undisciplined,” Kiffin said. “I felt bad for our fans, I felt bad for our former players. It was taking away from a really special day.”Next weekend, USC travels to Tucson, Ariz., to square off against Arizona. With three of its five remaining games to be played at the Coliseum, it will be the last time the Trojans leave Southern California during the regular season.“We play one week at a time,” Kiffin said. “We go out of L.A. for the last time this year. We have to get back to work.”last_img read more