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Novel’s lawyers slam police for giving legal aid to alleged attackers

first_imgRead also: KPK urged to take on Novel’s acid attack case after prosecutors demand light sentenceHowever, Novel’s advocacy team argued that the National Police should also heed Government Regulation No. 3/2003, which stipulates that officers can only receive legal assistance if their cases are related to their work.The team said that the police chief regulation was only a technical guideline in relation to the government regulation.Ronny and Rahmat allegedly attacked Novel in 2017 with sulfuric acid, causing severe damage to the latter’s left eye. In the indictment, prosecutors said the defendants perpetrated the attack because they held a grudge over the victim’s work as an investigator for the KPK, seeing it as a form of opposition to the National Police.According to Novel’s team, the crimes allegedly committed by Rahmat and Ronny could not be regarded as related to their duties as the defendants testified before the court that the attack was a result of personal motives.”If the National Police insist on providing legal assistance, we can conclude that the police as an institution was involved in the crime that the defendants have [allegedly] committed,” the statement wrote.Human rights activists and experts have also previously criticized the designation of police officers as the defendants’ lawyers, with criminal law expert Abdul Fickar Hadjar from Jakarta’s Trisakti University saying that public advocates should be the lawyers in criminal cases.When contacted by The Jakarta Post, National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono stopped short at commenting about the demand. “Let the trial proceedings decide. We will leave it up to the court,” he said on Tuesday.Prosecutors at the North Jakarta District Court have demanded a one-year prison sentence for the two defendants.The relatively light sentence demand has led to questions being asked about the prosecutors’ argument that the defendants had “accidentally” thrown the acid into Novel’s face.Activists and members of the public have also raised suspicions that the two policemen are merely scapegoats, with the mastermind behind the attack still at large.Topics : The two-star police general previously served as the Jakarta Police’s general crime division head during the investigation into the assault.”We demand the National Police stop the legal assistance it provides to Ronny and Rahmat,” Novel’s advocacy team said, “[The assistance] is not legally valid and it poses a potential for a conflict of interest that could lead to a mistrial.””We also urge the Indonesian Ombudsman to investigate the National Police for alleged maladministration,” the team added.National Police Chief Regulation No. 2/2017 stipulates that police officers and their family members are eligible for legal consultation, advice, advocacy and assistance from the police institution in regard to legal problems. Novel Baswedan’s advocacy team has slammed the National Police for giving legal assistance to two police officers currently standing trial for allegedly attacking the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator, urging the Indonesian Ombudsman to investigate the corps for alleged maladministration.The police-led legal team for the defendants, headed by National Police law division head Insp. Gen. Rudy Heriyanto Adi Nugroho, could be viewed as a potential conflict of interest, the advocacy team said in a statement published on Monday.The team claimed that based on information they had received, Rudy had given the defendants — members of the police’s Mobile Brigade Unit, Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette — legal assistance since the start of the investigation into the acid attack in April 2017 until after the case had been brought to court.last_img read more

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Shopee kicks off year-end shopping event with optimism

first_imgLast year, Shopee recorded around 17 million transactions during the 9.9 event, an almost three-fold increase from 5.8 million transactions in 2018.E-commerce transactions have increased 26 percent during the pandemic, Bank Indonesia data show.E-commerce promotions, such as Single’s Day and National Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas), increased online sales last year by 3.7 and 5.3 times, respectively, according to a recent survey by Katadata Insight Center and P2P lender Kredivo.Beyond the Shopee event, other e-commerce platforms in Indonesia are also set to take part in upcoming promotional events, including Online Shopping Party in October, Singles Day in November and Harbolnas in December. Management consulting company Redseer previously predicted that Indonesia’s e-commerce growth trajectory would remain positive, with the sector expected to see 50 percent year-on-year growth to be worth US$35 billion this year from $23 billion last year.Christin added that online shopping trends had changed throughout the year, with grocery purchases becoming popular in the first quarter of the year when people began physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Later in the year, during Ramadan and the Idul Fitri holiday, purchases of Islamic clothing rose. Recently, Shopee has seen rising demand for sport and outdoor items, she added.“To cater to this trend, we will be launching an official Adidas store on our platform,” Christin said, referring to the German sport equipment and accessories giant.Twitter Indonesia country industry head Dwi Adriansah said the social media platform had seen a 20 percent increase in topics about online shopping during the pandemic.He added that Twitter had become a new platform for people to post product reviews of items they bought online.“I believe the online shopping trend and discussions surrounding it will continue to grow,” Dwi told the press. (eyc) E-commerce platform Shopee Indonesia has launched a three-week shopping event called 9.9 Super Shopping Day, offering free delivery and late-night discounts, amid the online shopping boom during the pandemic.Shopee Indonesia director Christin Djuarto said the 9.9 event would commence on Aug. 18 and run until Sept. 9.“We believe the online shopping trend will continue to rise, and we hope that this year’s 9.9 event will exceed last year’s achievement,” she said during an online press conference on Tuesday. Editor’s note: This article has been revised to state that the shopping event will run until Sept. 9. Topics :last_img read more

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Jack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez

first_imgJack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez Advertisement Coral BarryTuesday 28 Apr 2020 10:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares Comment Advertisement Wilshere was part of an excellent Arsenal side (Picture: Getty)‘There were some good players there. Sanchez, world class and a match winner. Ozil, world class.‘I loved playing with him and his ability. But we just never got near it. ‘City were too good, they were buying everyone, United had Sir Alex coming to the end but they were still challenging.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil is the only player still at Arsenal as Sanchez joined United in 2018, while Wilshere was offloaded to West Ham later that year.Arsenal are debating whether to offer Ozil a new deal, with the German earning a reported £350,000 a week at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal open door for £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil to leave this summerMORE: Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh MkhitaryanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ozil and Sanchez starred together for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jack Wilshere believes Manchester United and Manchester City were too strong for Arsenal to win the Premier League title when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were at the club.Arsenal fans, including Wilshere, thought the Gunners were poised to challenge for silverware when Sanchez joined Ozil at the club in 2014.But aside from a few FA Cups, Arsenal failed to deliver major silverware during that period.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWilshere played with both stars and explained why Arsenal struggled to keep pace with City and United in the league.‘We went through a few years where we didn’t challenge but then we brought in Sanchez and Ozil,’ Wilshere told the Lockdown Tactics.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All of a sudden we started to feel like we could have a chance here but it never really turned out.‘We always had a point in the season where we’d drop so many points and we’d just be going for the top four.last_img read more

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Netherlands roundup: Low-cost DC vehicles growing steadily

first_imgThe remainder of the increase was the result of investment returns.More than 500,000 people are saving for their pension through a PPI, 335,000 of whom are active and 199,000 are deferred participants.Last week, DNB also published statistics showing that pensions accrual in the second pillar is decreasing, with both sector schemes and company pension funds losing market share.Earlier this year, a survey by IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro revealed that the PPI market was consolidating, and that the offerings from insurers Aegon and Nationale Nederlanden – including the PPI of NN’s recent acquisition Delta Lloyd – between them covered three-quarters of the market. APG buys into €1bn infrastructure portfolioPrivate assets specialist Ardian has agreed to sell a portfolio of eight infrastructure assets valued at more than €1bn to Dutch manager APG and insurance giant AXA.The portfolio of assets forms part of an infrastructure fund run by Ardian and closed to new investors in 2007. Both APG and AXA are investors in this fund.Ardian will remain as manager of the portfolio, it said in a statement.The assets include an Italian gas distribution company, a Spanish toll road and French railway communication network Synerail.Jan-Willem Ruisbroek, senior portfolio infrastructure manager at APG, said the transaction was part of the company’s strategy “to acquire large portfolios of high-quality core infrastructure assets, while at the same time significantly enhancing the controls over those assets”.“Club deals with like-minded investors like AXA, supplemented with leading asset managers like Ardian, is one of our preferred routes of deploying capital,” Ruisbroek added. “Furthermore, this transaction contributes to our Sustainable Development Investment targets, with significant exposure to renewable energy and high speed rail.”Ahold scheme replaces custodianBNP Paribas Securities Services has won a mandate for custody and administration services from the €4.5bn Ahold Pensioenfonds.The Dutch pension fund of the Belgian retailer is BNP Paribas’ first new client since it took over the administration and reporting services of asset manager Actiam last summer.Currently, BNP Paribas Securities Services has four pension fund clients in the Netherlands with combined assets of €18bn.Pensioenfonds Ahold left KAS Bank for BNP Paribas. Low-cost DC vehicles in the Netherlands – known as PPI – saw total assets increase by 28% to €6.2bn during the first three quarters of 2017, according to supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).It said that the number of active participants increased 20% to 335,000 in the same period.DNB’s statistics showed that, in the third quarter, PPI assets rose by 11% from €5.2bn, with almost half (48%) of the increase due to contributions from active participants, and 42% from PPI funds taking on existing plans.For example, the Dutch pension fund of IT firm Unisys announced that it would place €5m of individual DC assets with a PPI.last_img read more

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Wynnum’s ‘ensuite without walls’ house flush with fans not bidders

first_imgLead agent Joseph Lordi had no time for pizza. He was on the go throughout the auction.Auctioneer Justin Nickerson delayed the start by five minutes but was forced to begin the auction at 7.05pm with just one of the expected three registered bidders in attendance. What overseas buyers want in these Aussie homes “It was a tough one,” Mr Lordi said afterwards.“Two bidders would have created competition but the second bidder came late.”The property passed in at $1.9 million and is now for sale with offers over $2 million invited. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIslands for sale around Australia00:55 This house was at the centre of a social media frenzy after its ensuite without walls was revealed.The Brisbane house auction that gained international attention last month for its polarising ensuite bathroom with no walls. It also drew quite a crowd to its open inspections and auction, but the strong interest didn’t stop the home from receiving a harsh reality check.The Wynnum home became a huge talking point after it went viral on social media, leading to much hype and big crowds at the auction, but those who gathered hoping to see a happy ending instead saw the home fail to find a buyer. MORE: Buyers flocking back to the market at ‘unprecedented’ levels Aussie islands for sale that are cheaper than a house How to lasso yourself an outback bargain More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoAuctioneer Justin Nickerson made the most of his captive audience to introduce the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum.“With three bathrooms, there’ll be an absence of morning queues,” he said by way of introduction.It wasn’t the bathroom queues that had created a frenzy on Twitter over the past month, but rather the lack of bathroom walls, with the ensuite toilet, bath and shower having uninterrupted views of the wall-mounted TV, bed and backyard. MORE: Bidders stunned by dance duo’s auction windfall This is the photo that went viral on Twitter.The social media frenzy around the home’s viral tweet attracted attention from over 100,000 people on Twitter.“Anyone with children knows that the walls and doors of the ensuite is the closest thing a parent has to a fully armoured panic room.” said @AnOldWombat from Queensland.The woman with paddle number eight made a quick opening bid of $1.5 million and then one of the neighbourhood children made a move.“Are you winking at me young man?” Mr Nickerson asked.“There’ll be no pocket money for you for the next five years.”This was to be the last attempt at crowd jollying. The auction paused and negotiations moved behind closed doors. Troy Williamson at his newly renovated house in Wynnum where the master bedroom has an ensuite with no walls. Picture: Annette Dew.The auction only attracted two bidders, one who arrived 15 minutes after the auction started.The home ultimately passed in for $1.9 millionA ‘community event’ was created around the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum, earlier this month with wine and pizza being served to more than 40 people who came for the 7pm start. Pizza and a movie in the home cinema would have been good while the crowd waited for a result.“He’s arrived!” Queensland Sotheby’s International agent Joseph Lordi announced as the second bidder made an entrance at 7.15pm.The auction resumed with an increased bid of $1.8 million but the second bidder, a high school teacher with his own open ensuite at home didn’t lift his paddle and the auction paused again, this time for over an hour.last_img read more

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Spotted: 1st LNG Bunkering of Fure Vinga in Europe

first_imgImage Courtesy: Nauticor, Gas Natural Fenosa On May 19, 2018, the newbuild chemical tanker Fure Vinga bunkered LNG for the first time in Europe.The vessel received a total of 120 tons of the environmental-friendly fuel in a truck-to-ship operation in the Port of Cartagena.“We are glad that the first LNG bunker operation for Fure Vinga in Europe has been completed smoothly, thanks to the cooperation of all parties involved in the bunker operation, including the ship’s crew and port authorities, as well as the profound preparation by Gas Natural Fenosa and Nauticor,” Lars Höglund, CEO of Furetank, said.LNG companies Nauticor and Gas Natural Fenosa decided to join forces and cooperate in order to jointly enable this operation.“With this type of cooperation it is evident that the use of LNG as a marine fuel is an economic, real and available solution for shipping companies, guaranteeing supply in ports of different areas,” Joaquin Mendiluce, General Manager of Gas Natural Comercializadora, said.Swedish-flagged Fure Vinga is the first in a series of six newbuild chemical tankers owned and operated by Donsö-based Furetank. The vessel is the second LNG-fueled ship in the company’s fleet after the retrofitted chemical tanker Fure West.last_img read more

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Barcelona not ready to pay €111m release clause for Inter star

first_imgThe report states due to the financial pressure of the coronavirus outbreak, the Catalan giants are not in a position to pay over €100M for the 22-year old.Barcelona’s could now look to offer a player plus cash deal to Antonio Conte’s side.Veteran midfielder Arturo Vidal remains the favourite to be included in the deal, with Conte keen to be reunited with the Chilean international.Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Cagliari at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy.Read Also:Iwobi: Ozil is wrongly portrayed in the mediaThe 32-year old has been linked with a Camp Nou exit this summer, after failing to secure a regular starting spot this season.Inter are also reported to be eyeing a swap deal for Brazilian international Arthur Melo, but Quique Setien wants to keep the former Gremio man in Spain.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever SeenThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterGreatest Movies In History Since 19822020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… center_img Barcelona will not pay Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez’s €111M release clause, when it is activated at the start of July.La Blaugrana have been linked with a move for the Argentinian international, howver, reports from Mundo Deportivo, claim they are unable to raise the funds.last_img read more

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INDOT plans State Road 48 closure

first_imgRipley County, In. — Crews from Indiana Department of Transportation’s Penntown Unit plan to replace a 24-inch drainage pipe located under State Road 48 in northeast Ripley County next Wednesday, May 9, weather permitting.The day-long operation will close S.R. 48—beginning at 7:45 a.m.—between Stumpke’s Corner/ Spades Road and Negangard Corner/S.R. 101.  Barricades will be located at Spades Road and C.R. 800 East.last_img

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COLUMN: Tiny fan sections ruin game experience

first_imgAttendance issues at sporting events aren’t a new topic at USC. The problem was further magnified when the football team got off to a slow start last fall. There were swaths of empty seats in the Coliseum throughout the season, and it hurts my soul to know that one of the smallest crowds in the USC-Notre Dame rivalry’s history witnessed junior cornerback Adoree’ Jackson’s breathtaking performance last November in what turned out to be his final home game.But I’m not here to talk about football: It’s a titanic program, and after last season’s Rose Bowl run, I’m sure the stadium will be stuffed to the gills come September. We have another exciting team, though, that has been growing in national prominence while consistently playing in front of thousands of empty seats.It’s unfortunate that that sentence could apply to a large number of Trojan programs. I remember when I was the beat writer for the women’s volleyball team in 2015; despite being the No. 1 team in the nation and going undefeated at home until the penultimate game of the season, USC often played in a cavernously empty Galen Center. To his credit, head coach Mick Haley would go out of his way after almost every match to thank the crowd for coming out anyway, but he really should’ve been frustrated. Though over 6,000 fans crowded into the arena to watch the team take on UCLA, you rarely even saw a third of that number week-in, week-out. And this was a team that ran away with the No. 1 ranking and won the Pac-12.Today, we have a 16-3 men’s basketball team playing in that same arena and drawing the third-fewest fans in the conference. USC’s attendance numbers last season — when the Trojans topped the Bruins three times in one year — ranked in front of only Stanford and Washington State in the Pac-12. The Cardinal have a notoriously lukewarm fanbase, while the Cougars haven’t made the NCAA tournament since 2008, when O.J. Mayo walked the USC campus.As a school and a student body that supposedly takes great pride in its athletic tradition, we have no excuse for not showing up to watch a team that made it into March Madness last year (and almost pulled off a first-round upset against Providence to boot). We hate losing to UCLA, but the Bruins crushed us in attendance in the 2015-16 season, averaging around 8,000 fans per game and drawing over 150,000 total. USC’s numbers? Around 4,500 per game and 80,000 total. It’s a bitter pill to swallow: We’re getting blown out by our crosstown rivals by almost double the score, and we have to turn things around.I’m not talking down at you from my high horse, either, because I am just as guilty as anyone other Trojan of this spectator apathy. I can’t remember the last USC game I attended as a fan and not as part of a Daily Trojan assignment — maybe a football game back in 2015? And it’s not even because I’ve been busy covering events: I just haven’t gotten my lazy rear off the couch on an off day. In fact, as much as I lamented the women’s volleyball attendance earlier, I myself didn’t attend most of the team’s matches during that season if I wasn’t assigned to work them.But there are still many students out there who love their school’s athletic programs, as evidenced by the Trojan Knights and their unbridled enthusiasm at every USC sporting event. That rah-rah attitude used to be ubiquitous. Where has the passion gone for the rest of the students in our campus community?Perhaps it’s USC’s vaunted metamorphosis into a more “academically rigorous” school and its climb up the college rankings that has decreased our overall interest in sports. Or perhaps we have proven ourselves to be just another L.A. fanbase that can’t be bothered to tune in unless we’re watching the biggest team on the biggest stage. I hope neither is the case: I hope even if (when?) we become the most prestigious academic institution in the nation, we will pack thousands upon thousands of students and fans into our sporting venues. And I certainly hope we’re not fair weather fans.There is an opportunity to put my doubts to rest tonight, 6 p.m. in the Galen Center. Men’s basketball takes on No. 14 Arizona, which rolls into Los Angeles undefeated in conference play and with a slightly better overall record than the Trojans (16-2 versus 16-3). The Wildcats’ freshman forward Lauri Markkanen is a top NBA prospect and will undoubtedly be a handful for the USC defense; besides, the Trojans have a few pro prospects of their own in sophomore forward Chimezie Metu and freshman guard De’Anthony Melton (and sidelined sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright, who made a thunderous debut for the team last year). It should be a fun game, and after a scuffling start to conference play, USC will need a strong night to show they mean business to the rest of the Pac-12. The team could use a raucous crowd behind it to pull out the upset victory.It’s time to put our money where our mouth is, Trojan fans. Do we really care about USC teams?I know it’s a Thursday, but hey, next Wednesday’s game against UCLA was confirmed as a sellout weeks ago, and that’s an even more inconvenient date. Plus, the dinnertime tipoff means everyone should get out of the Galen Center with plenty of time left for activities. It’s a marquee matchup — and a key one for the future of this season for the Trojans. There’s no excuse to keep the arena empty for this one.See you at the game.Ollie Jung is a junior studying print and digital journalism. His column, “Jung Money”, runs on Thursdays.last_img read more

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2017 Wimbledon Open: Men’s Final Preview

first_imgThe uncertainty that comes with playing a BIG 4 outsider is where Federer needs to focus on, Cilic will come at him with every available ammunition, what remains to be seen is how Federer will respond. This season, Federer has defeated every top 10 player he’s faced, 8 of them, and has won in all previous four finals he’s played in.A Federer win is always easy to predict. He’s 35 going on 36 years, with a backhand as smooth as whipped cream and could win a 19th career grand slam, makes it all the more tempting but has anyone thought about a hungry Cilic who may be on a revenge mission? If you’re about to place your bets on Roger Federer to win an 8th Wimbledon title, perhaps you’re right. Federer plays Marin Cilic in the men’s final on Sunday, in all of their 7 encounters in which Federer holds a superior head to head of 6-1, Cilic has always come close to taking the win.Here in Wimbledon, Cilic has been nothing but efficient, taking out Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray’s conquers – Sam Querry and Giles Muller in a back to back 5 setters. In all of these, the Croat has blessed the Wimbledon courts with a staggering 128 aces thus far, winning a lump sum of winners via his massive forehand. All these stats may become useless after the coin is tossed tomorrow, Cilic has matched Federer so much in the past that he may not shy away from a win this time.We won’t go into the usual accolade filled sentences about how smooth Federer is and playing at the moment. And how scheduling has made him the best thing after slice bread. The father of double twin is in a 2nd grand slam final of the season, won the first against Nadal in Australia. Relatedlast_img read more

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