Topics : After the hearing, Firli said that he accepted the punishment handed down by the council and vowed not to repeat his mistake.“I take the opportunity today to apologize to all Indonesian people who may feel uncomfortable [due to my actions],” Firli told kompas.com on Thursday.Read also: ‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethicsIn a press conference held after the hearing, Tumpak said that he hoped there would be no more ethics violations committed by employees of the antigraft agency in the future.“[The council] certainly hopes that all commission personnel […] would always speak and behave in a way that maintains the dignity of the commission in accordance with the established code of ethics and behavior,” he said. (mfp) The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council has declared the commission’s chairman, Firli Bahuri, guilty of an ethics violation for displaying a “hedonistic lifestyle”.The council’s panel of ethics said that Firli had failed to show exemplary action in his daily behavior, as mandated by KPK Supervisory Board Regulation No. 2/2020 on the enforcement of the KPK code of ethics and conduct.Furthermore, the panel pointed out Firli’s negligence in recognizing that his attitudes and actions were inherent to and reflected his position as a KPK personnel. “[The panel] has found [Firli] guilty of violating the [KPK’s] code of ethics and conduct,” supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said during a hearing on Thursday.The council handed down a “light sentence” of written reprimand as punishment for Firli – the first-ever KPK chief to be declared guilty of an ethics violation.Read also: Which KPK leader has caught more suspects in their early days?The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) previously filed a report against Firli for using a private helicopter to take a personal trip from Palembang, South Sumatra, to his hometown of Baturaja in the same province in June, accusing him of living a “hedonistic lifestyle”.
October 16, 2020
December 20, 2017 National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined a bi-partisan group of governors urging Congress to address the critical issue of the possible deportation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program participants, also known as Dreamers.“I am incredibly pleased and proud to be a part of this group of Democratic and Republican governors who understand the devastating impact of the possible deportation of nearly 800,000 American immigrants,” Governor Wolf said. “The Dreamer participants are Americans in every sense of the word. They have grown up, been educated, and established their lives here. To deport any of these Americans is cruel, and we need a permanent solution to this now.”In a letter to Congressional leaders, Governor Wolf and nine other governors are urging Congress to come together quickly to shape a bi-partisan solution that allows Dreamers to remain in the United States to continue their constructive contributions to our society.From the letter:“As each of us cherishes time spent with family and friends in this holiday season, let us also remember the nearly 800,000 young people eligible for DACA, known as “Dreamers,” living in our states. These are individuals who played no role in the decision to come here and they have known no other home but the United States.“Already, more than 12,000 Dreamers have lost their protective status and are susceptible to deportation. This is not a theoretical peril, but in fact an immediate and urgent one, because more than 100 young people in our cities and towns are losing their protective status every day. Those numbers will accelerate dramatically without a legislative fix.“We stand with these young American immigrants not only because it is good for our communities and a strong American 21st century economy, but also because it is the right thing for our nation to do.”Governor Wolf signed the letter along with Govs. Kasich (OH), Hickenlooper (CO), Bullock (MT), Sandoval (NV), Baker (MA), Scott (VT), Dayton (MN), Cooper (NC), and Walker (AK).The governors urged support of these young American immigrants to help them to continue to play a productive role in their communities and to remain in the only home they have ever known.Read the full content of the letter to Congressional leaders below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF. 12.20.17 – Bipartisan Governors Support DACA Action by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Governor Wolf, Bi-Partisan Governors Urging Congress to Allow Dreamers to Remain in U.S. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
August 26, 2020
Pepsi has released its new commercial for Super Bowl 53 and it is already going viral. The clever ad, which features Steve Carrell, Cardi B and Lil Jon, addresses the “is Pepsi OK?” line often asked by waiters and waitresses at restaurants when customers ask for Coke. Is Pepsi OK? Is having Steve Carell, Lil Jon, and Cardi B in our #SBLIII commercial OK??? #PepsiMoreThanOK pic.twitter.com/LWM6Sh6GN5— Pepsi™ (@pepsi) January 28, 2019Super Bowl 2019: Where were Brady, Romo, Jordan and Tiger at Sean McVay’s age?A 30-second ad during the Super Bowl cost around $5 million this year, according to Forbes:”Prices for Super Bowl TV commercials have nearly doubled over the past decade although its massive audience has shrunk, are little changed from last year’s record $5.24 million average cost for a 30-second spot, according to Bloomberg News.CBS, which is broadcasting the game, has sold more than 90 percent of its available inventory and will likely sell out of its ad time prior to the Feb. 3 game between The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams because … well, it’s the Super Bowl. It is one of the few events that more than 100 million people watch live. Professional football is by far the most popular professional sport in the U.S. when measured by television ratings among other things.”
January 18, 2020
Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., recently launched campaign in the United States of America (USA) to gather over one million copies of textbooks for Liberia is said to be gaining support, a dispatch from the U.S. has reported.Veep Boakai is not alone in the exercise, but in collaboration with the chapter of Future Farmers Association (FFA) in Chicago, Illinois (USA). The two bodies recently launched a campaign to collect more than one million textbooks for schools in Liberia. The Book campaign, according to a dispatch, will locate, collect, package, and ship educational books in the areas of reading, mathematics, science, agriculture, and world history to students in Liberia.The FFA is a US-based organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of students implementing agriculture education in an agriculture classroom setting— a personal application setting known as Supervised Agricultural Experience, and leadership growth setting through the FFA organization. The one million books campaign will accordingly, be coordinated by the Illinois/Liberia Partnership—a philanthropic group comprising Liberians and Illinois citizens working to encourage and support agricultural education in Liberian public schools.At the Launch in Chicago, Illinois recently, Vice President Boakai affirmed the support of the Government of Liberia to introduce agriculture in the curriculum of high schools as a means of encouraging leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.He said Liberia’s food security would be greatly enhanced if students and future leaders embrace agriculture as a career option. Reflecting on his days as Minister of Agriculture, VP Boakai said, the sector has one of the greatest potentials to create more jobs, and spur the economic growth of Liberia.Student Cody Carmen, Illinois Chapter president of the FFA with over 17,000 memberships has pledged on behalf of her members, their commitment to collect and ship books to Liberia to augment junior and senior high schools education by making text books available to their fellow students in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)