Jokowi inaugurates new antiterror agency chief despite criticism

first_imgWhile the antiterror agency had previously been led by police generals, Neta said the police chief only had the authority to recommend a name to the President to fill the position.Boy defended his appointment, saying that some people might have misunderstood the process. He said the National Police chief’s telegram had merely appointed him as a senior officer to the National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad, who would then be assigned to the BNPT.“So, in the telegram, I was not [directly] named as the head [of the BNPT],” Boy said, adding that the appointment and inauguration of the BNPT head was the President’s domain.Boy, who graduated from the National Police Academy in Semarang, Central Java, in 1988, served as the Papua Police chief from April 2017 to August 2018, when he was assigned to the Lemdiklat. Prior to his assignment in Papua, he had served both as a National Police and Jakarta Police spokesperson as well as the Banten Police chief. (asp)Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday inaugurated police Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar as the new head of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) despite criticism from police watchdogs over the manner of the appointment.Boy – a veteran police officer who has held various high positions in his 32-year career, including Papua Police chief – was chosen to replace fellow police officer Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius, who had helmed the BNPT since 2016. Prior to the promotion, Boy served as the deputy chief of the police’s education and training institute (Lemdiklat).Around 20 people, including some high-ranking officials, attended the inauguration ceremony, maintaining a distance between one another in the line the health protocol amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would like to convey my gratitude to Pak Jokowi for giving me this opportunity. In facing the challenges ahead, the BNPT should be an institution that can incorporate strengths from all elements in the government and society in the fight against terrorism,” Boy said after the ceremony.He added that the focus of the BNPT would be to intensify cooperation with stakeholders from home and abroad. “We know that terrorism is a transnational organized crime. We have to work together; we have to collaborate and incorporate resources from the government and from the people.”The mechanism of Boy’s appointment has been under scrutiny, with Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) chairman Neta S. Pane criticizing the fact that Boy was appointed through a National Police chief telegram.Neta argued it was the President’s prerogative to appoint and inaugurate the BNPT chairman, not the National Police chief’s, as stipulated in a 2010 presidential regulation on the BNPT.last_img read more

RE/MAX Cairns to host first prestige property auction

first_imgCAIRNS is set to get its first prestige property auction next month.RE/MAX Cairns principal Tony Williamson is holding the event to help celebrate three decades since he starting working in the real estate industry. Could you see yourself cooling off here?Timber verandas and a pool are the perfect places to relax while a designer kitchen featuring quality appliances and stone bench tops will draw in the chefs.A well-positioned master bedroom takes advantage of the spectacular views, with an adjoining ensuite and walk-in robe as well as an outdoor shower! 3 Richmond Court, MoorooboolSurrounded by landscaped and tropical gardens, it is easy to look after and located in a sought-after pocket of Cairns.Quality neighbourhood surrounded by high-end homes and a family-friendly location, this home will give you privacy and serenity. If you have a home to list as part of RE/MAX Cairns’ first prestige property auction, phone Mr Williamson on 0407 161 626. Again. The views!With light-filled interiors and a relaxed, coastal style, the new owners of this gorgeous building can entertain on a massive outdoor alfresco deck. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THIS DRAMATIC HOME 3 Richmond Court, Mooroobool is one of the prestige homes up for auction.He said the March 5 event would take place at the Whitfield chapel, the agency’s headquarters, and said there was still room for more high end properties on the auction list.“I really wanted to do something big to celebrate my milestone,” he said.“Cairns has never had a prestige property auction but Sydney and Melbourne have them all the time. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoOr making lunch here?All bedrooms are airconditioned and there is quality carpet and security screens throughout the home.Set on 1531sq m. The dramatic, angular home has views you’d expect from one of Cairns’ premier streets and its eco smart design and luxurious finishes using the very best materials sourced from around the world have taken prestige resort style living to a new level. You won’t miss this home on regular drive-bys along The Peak (if, like me, this is your number one weekend hobby). Architecturally designed, built high above Cairns this home is a sight to behold and the sights across the CBD, east to the Pacific Ocean and south to Walsh’s Pyramid will behold your heart. 14 Oceanview Place, Mooroobool 36-38 The Peak, Brinsmead 3 Richmond Court, Mooroobool HOMES GOING UNDER THE HAMMER AT CAIRNS’ PRESTIGE AUCTION 14 Oceanview Place, Mooroobool — another gorgeous Cairns home up for auction“We’ve got some amazing properties up for auction and for people thinking of selling their beautiful homes, this is the last chance to get in and list it in this one-of-a-kind auction.”Mr Williamson is a big supporter of auctions, believing them to be the “purest form of selling real estate”. The side you can’t see from the road.Ideally suitable for a discerning buyer that’s seeking easy care living close to the city with an eye for quality and design. Have a cocktail and take in those sights. 36-38 The Peak, Brinsmead.It’s a multiple award-winning building with its pointed cathedral-style roof and huge double doors just begging to be pushed open. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage is all set on 1013sq m.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Nigeria suspends 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations bid

first_img The 12th edition of the continental women’s showpiece is slated for November 23 to December 20 this year but no host has been named yet. Nigeria’s football governing body confirmed its interest to bid for the 2020 Awcon hosting rights, along with two-time winners Equatorial Guinea in January. The postponement of the major continental competition, including the 2020 Awcon opening qualifier due to the outbreak of the virus in Africa, has now precipitated the NFF’s decision.Advertisement “The NFF’s priority now is the battle against coronavirus, which is affecting the whole world,” the NFF secretary-general Mohammed Sanusi told the Guardian. “We want to win the battle by getting a cure so that sporting activities will resume. read also:NFF calls for prayers against deaths, kidnappings of players “We cannot start discussing or lobbying Caf now for the hosting right of the African Women Championship when there is a global health issue affecting the lives of people every day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended their hosting rights bid for the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations (Awcon) amid the coronavirus pandemic. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

Cricket News India Women End T20I Series On Bad Note, Lose By 105 Runs In Final Match To South Africa

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa were boosted by fifties from Lizelle Lee and Sune Luus as they reached a good total. In their chase, India lost six wickets for 13 runs and they never recovered as the Women’s Twenty20 International series ended on a wrong note for India with a 105-run loss in the sixth and final Twenty20 International at the Lalabhai Contractor stadium in Surat. The catastrophic collapse and the loss though was an aberation as India won the series 3-1 after two matches were abandoned due to rain. South Africa chose to bat and for the first time in the series, they were given a great start by Luus and Lee as they tackled the spinners well. Both players found the boundary at regular intervals but it was Lee who signalled her intent with three consecutive fours off Mansi Joshi. Lee continued the onslaught with two boundaries off Anuja Patil whole Luus smashed two boundaries off Deepti Sharma as South Africa scored at close to 10 runs an over. Lee notched up her fiftu with two boundaries off Arundhati Reddy and she raised the tempo by smashing a six off Poonam Yadav. Mansi Joshi continued to bear plenty of punishment as both batters took full toll when the death overs approached. The 144-run stand was broken when Poonam Yadav got rid of Lee for 84 but Mignon du Preez got going with two fours. Also Read | India Women’s Cricket Team Continue Unbeaten Run, Take Unassailable 3-0 Lead Vs South AfricaAlthough Luus (62) and du Preez (13) fell in quick succession, South Africa notched up 175/3, with the 144-run opening stand becoming the best for South Africa against India in the format. In response, India started disastrously with Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk and Ayabonga Khaka reducing India to 13/6. Veda Krishnamurthy and Arundhati Reddy staged a mini recovery but they only delayed the inevitable. With both players falling in quick succession India capitulated and lost by 105 runs. Also Read | Three Maidens In A Twenty20 International – Deepti Sharma Of India Creates RecordThis was India’s worst loss in Twenty20 Internationals in terms of runs and they will now be determined to build on their good show ahead of the three-match ODI series which will begin on October 9 at the Reliance stadium in Vadodara. The next two games will take place on October 11 and October 14 at the same venue.last_img read more

Trophy-less Kaizer Chiefs ditch awards ceremony

first_imgCoach Steve Komphela, whose three-year reign coincided with the trophy-less spell, quit last month after an FA Cup semi-loss defeat triggered crowd violence.His predecessor, England-born Stuart Baxter, won two league titles in three seasons and now coaches the South African national team.Malawian Patrick Mabedi was named caretaker coach and former Chelsea and West Ham United manager Avram Grant is among those linked with the position.The only bright spot for Chiefs was qualification for the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup after finishing third in the league behind champions Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Kaizer Chiefs playersJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Famed South African football club Kaizer Chiefs have scrapped their end-of-season awards function for the first time after a disastrous 2017/2018 campaign.The Soweto club failed to win any of the four league and cup competitions that comprise the season in the republic.It was the third consecutive season in which Chiefs, formed in 1970 and the most popular and successful South African football club, have failed to lift a trophy.“Our decision to scrap the awards ceremony was influenced by displeasure with the performances of the team,” explained club chairman and former Chiefs star Kaizer Motaung.“This season was marked by unusual events, one of which was seeing the club go a third year without lifting a major trophy.”last_img read more

RBC Bats Silent In 7-0 MCT Loss To Manalapan

first_imgBy Ryan FennellRed Bank Catholic was eliminated in the first round of the Monmouth County Tournament in a 7-0 loss to Manalapan.Red Bank – It seemed one big inning would be all the Caseys needed to steal the lead, and the game, away from Manalapan last Friday in the first round of the Monmouth County softball tournament.The Caseys are still waiting for that inning.Manalapan, and starting pitcher Caitlin Gee, shut down the Caseys for seven innings to take a 7-0 victory into the next round against top-seeded Saint John Vianney.Gee pitched a complete game shutout allowing only two hits while striking out seven.  Gee did walk five batters, but no Caseys’ runner reached third base in the game.“In key situations we didn’t make good decisions,” said Red Bank Catholic head coach Tony Flego.  “We prepared ourselves properly to play, we just didn’t execute.  We did not execute our game plan at the plate.  We didn’t do what we had to do.”The Caseys’ best opportunities to score came in the second and fourth innings.Brynne Bauman led off the bottom of the second with a walk and quickly stole second.  After Morgan Chayes struck out looking on three pitches, Sarah Dnistrian worked a walk to put two on with one out, and the Caseys only down 1-0 at this point.However, Gee struck out Dakota Chayes and Colleen Signorelli to retire the side and end the Caseys threat.With one out in the fourth, Bauman again got RBC started by singling to left.  After Morgan Chayes flew out to center, Dnistrian worked another walk to move Bauman into scoring position, but Dakota Chayes grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning and Gee once again escaped, this time leading 4-0.Errors in the field led to three more runs for Manalapan with two in the sixth and one in the seventh.Five of Manalapan’s seven runs in the game came with two outs.“I thought we were in it the whole game,” Flego said.  “Even when we were down 4-0, I thought we could come back.  We just couldn’t get anything going.“We have to play error free, and we have to hit the ball,” he added.Manalapan took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Jackie Tsang smoked a two-out triple to left and scored on an infield single by Cassie Hrevnak.  Hrevnak lined a 1-1 pitch back to the mound but the ball glanced off Caseys’ pitcher Emily Simon’s glove and trickled toward short as Tsang scampered home.Tsang was 3-for-4 on the day adding a single in the third and a two-run double to right with the bases loaded in the sixth.Manalapan went up 2-0 in the third when Amanda Dipietrantonio smashed a two-out solo homerun to deep left-center.The Braves went ahead 4-0 in the fourth when, again with two outs, Amy Lagomarsino singled to left and Chandler Matcovich drew a walk and both advanced on a wild pitch.  Francesca Marchese followed with another base-on-balls to load the bases for Lauren Schwartz who walked on four pitches.  Dipietrantonio knocked in the second run of the inning with an infield single before Tsang grounded into a fielder’s choice at second to end the inning.Tsang drove in two more in the sixth with her bases loaded double to right, which would have cleared the bases had the ball not rolled under a fence in right resulting in a grounds-rule double.  Schwartz knocked in the seventh and final run for the Braves with two outs in the seventh with a single to left.“It was a good bounce-back win for us after losing in the bottom of the seventh to Middletown North [3-2 on April 25],” said Manalapan head coach Chris Hoffman. “Caitlin Gee carries us for the most part.  She’s kept us in every game since I’ve been here [two years].  We’ve been in every game because of her and it’s nice to see the infield and outfield back her up.”Manalapan did not commit an error in the game and struck out only twice in seven innings.The ninth-seeded Braves take on Saint John Vianney in the second round of the MCT.  Manalapan lost 1-0 to the Lancers in last year’s Monmouth County Tournament.“We’re excited to face them again,” Hoffman said.last_img read more

Saints look to bust out on winning not to start BCIHL stretch run

first_imgThey opened their semester schedule last Saturday in Burnaby, when they spotted SFU a goal before scoring three unanswered in a 3-1 victory. The WolfPack are led offensively by the trio of Josh MacDonald, Duncan Schulz and Tyler Berkholtz, who have combined for 76 points and sit third, fourth and eighth amongst the league’s scoring leaders. Simon Fraser, meanwhile, looked to have a stranglehold on first place in the BCIHL after starting the season with six consecutive wins, but the Clan have since dropped three of their last seven games.The first of those defeats came in Castlegar on November 16th when the Saints scored nine goals. SFU does boast the league’s top two scorers in Nick Sandor and Jono Ceci, who have 60 points between them. “Both TRU and SFU are tough opponents, particularly at home,” says Dubois. “There’s a lot of skill on both those rosters, so you need to compete at a high level and play a responsible two-way game to have a chance at picking up points in their rinks.” Friday’s game in Kamloops is set for an 8:30  p.m. faceoff while Saturday’s match-up in Burnaby will begin at 7 p.m. Both games can be viewed live at The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will look to take sole possession of first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings this weekend when they face a pair of tough road games to open the second half of their 2013/14 regular season schedule. The Saints will open the trip on Friday night against Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops before traveling to Burnaby for a match-up with Simon Fraser University on Saturday.All three teams are currently tied for first place in the league standings, with Selkirk and SFU (both 10-3-0) having a pair of games in hand over TRU (10-5-0). The swing will give the Saints an opportunity to avenge a pair of road losses to their weekend opponents in October, when they dropped a 5-2 decision the WolfPack and a 5-3 loss to the Clan. “There’s no question that these are two big games to kick off the semester,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We’ve been very successful on home ice up to this point in the season but we need to match that same level of preparation, focus and execution when we’re on the road. It’s a tough trip with a lot of time on the bus, but there’s no place for excuses in games like these; the results are what matter.” Thompson Rivers is riding a hot streak that has seen the team collect eight wins in their past nine games.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2017)–With a carryover of $76,755 to shoot at, punters wagered $438,106 in “new” money Friday at Santa Anita, creating a total Pick Six pool of $514,861.  There were a total of seven winning tickets, each worth $44,401.With a nine-race card scheduled on Saturday, the Pick Six will start with race four.  Although there is no carryover in Santa Anita’s conventional Pick Six, there is a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $85,520.50 into Saturday.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Approximate post time for race four is at 2 p.m. PST.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $85,520.50 INTO SATURDAY’S NINE-RACE CARDlast_img read more

We can do well in the 800m – Watts

first_imgMarvin Watts, the last Jamaican to compete in the men’s 800m at the World Championships, believes that the country can do well in the two-lap event. His advice to aspiring 800m men is to move to a middle-distance training programme when their highschool days are over and to stick with it. Speaking from first-hand experience, Watts pinpointed the heavier training load done by the athletes from the African middle distance superpowers as the big difference.He outlined the steps needed to make progress. “That would entail after high school,” he explained, “going into a middle-distance programme, whether locally or overseas, having the right coaches and sticking to a programme.”Watts competed in the 800m semi-finals in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the 2000 Olympics and the 2001 World Championships. In the latter meet, the tall, slim Jamaican strode through his heat in 1 minute 46.43 seconds, a personal best that lodges him at number 10 in the Jamaican all-time 800m performance list.”It’s really tough to make it to the finals,” said the former St George’s College and University of South Carolina star. “But again, I think what I would have needed, and what other athletes would need, is to join a strategic training programme.”The programme will get you there,” he assured aspirants. “That’s how many athletes worldwide – if you speak to them, they were average runners in high school. but they stuck to a programme, which entails endurance training, stamina training, speed work and, over time, you will come down in time and you will make the grade.”In 2004, Watts participated in a four-month training camp in Kenya. Injury derailed his plans, but the experience showed him the big difference between how Jamaica approaches the 800m and how Kenya approaches the same event. “I think it was just the load; compared to what we do, it was much more intense.”He also understands why Jamaican 400m runners don’t move up to the 800m.”You might have 45-46 seconds 400m runners who can do well at the 800m, but they prefer the shorter distances of 400m or less because of the popularity of the event,” he analysed.last_img read more

Revived rule makes Mbala ineligible next season

first_imgPerkins perfect fit for Fuel Masters Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The return of an eligibility rule that was suspended in the last two seasons could prevent La Salle’s two-time Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala from seeing action in UAAP Season 81 next year. ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “The way I understand it is the Seven Years Out of High School will resume next year,” said a league source. “The question is if we put it back, will it be applied retroactively or prospectively.”Mbala’s school records from Southwestern University showed that the 6-foot-8 stalwart graduated high school from Institut Samba in Yaounde, Cameroon, in 2011, which means that next season will be his eighth year out of high school.A reliable source provided the Inquirer with copies of Mbala’s records. The 23-year-old Mbala had earlier said he would still study his options regarding his return for next season, but Ayo had hinted that his star would suit up next season. “He still has one year based on the ground rules of the UAAP,” Ayo said, while also hinting that he will be staying put as La Salle coach. “Ben still has one more year in the UAAP. He’ll be here next year.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img The Cameroonian who led the Green Archers to the Season 79 crown and a runner-up finish last Sunday might not be eligible to play next season due to the “Seven Years Out of High School” rule, which was not implemented in the last two seasons.While La Salle coach Aldin Ayo expressed confidence that Mbala would play for the Archers in 2018, the UAAP Board’s March 12, 2016, decision might end up spoiling his return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn that meeting, the UAAP Board ruled that the “Seven Years Out of High School” rule shall be applied after Season 80 unless “such suspension is extended or the rule amended or repealed.”League officials had said the decision to suspend the rule was changed out of necessity as only a few players would be available for college teams in the next few years due to the implementation of the K-12 program. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more