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”.
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2011 Mike Trout, Card No. 4 (Ermsy)Here’s a psychedelic trip of a card from Ermsy based on this generation’s best player.We imagine this is the version of Trout pitchers see in their nightmares, his haunting cutout eyes and monstrous bat speed enough to cause a cold sweat. We thought a rendition of Bob Gibson’s 1959 card was terrible, but some people see it as one of their favorites of the bunch due to its unconventional approach.Our below list of favorite “Project 2020” cards released so far, then, will likely result in further disagreement. That’s OK. Passionate exchanges about these works is the whole point of the business.MORE: What in the world happened with this Bob Gibson card?Here’s what we’ve enjoyed the most (in no particular order):1980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 21 (Matt Taylor)What better representation of the eccentric figure Rickey Henderson maintained than Matt Taylor’s eye-popping print?It’s awesome when baseball cards provide a deep look at what a time period or player was like for those who didn’t watch him. Cards from the early 1900s are so cool largely for that reason; they’re a portal to a different era in American life.You could whip out this work in 2050 when someone asks to describe what Henderson was like and get across the message just fine: Flashy, exuberant, full of life. (Topps) Tony Gwynn by Naturel https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ca/77/tony-gwynn-project-2020-topps_112ukvzhh1ns113zhnts3ivics.png?t=354357658&w=500&quality=80 (Topps) The “Project 2020” collection from Topps has been polarizing because of the creative liberties it takes in recreating historic baseball cards.Throughout the year, famous artists are releasing versions of iconic cards in their own creative styles. Like any work, but especially one related to a timeless hobby such as card collecting, there are wide-ranging viewpoints on the success of the enterprise. (Topps) (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Blake Jamieson https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/28/49/rickey-henderson-project-2020-topps_10lyvvdfrdesc1hihmjfcfodw0.png?t=354626242&w=500&quality=801983 Tony Gwynn, Card No. 40 (Naturel)There’s something quite magical about this card and the way it transforms the background beyond Gwynn into what could be any baseball park in the world. An entire series of action shot baseball cards with this concept would be fun.Using shapes instead of letters is also an interesting touch by the artist. Willie Mays by Andrew Thiele https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/2b/4b/willie-mays-project-2020-topps_1i85zyu6bkitp10b67o9bytvyq.png?t=353429146&w=500&quality=801980 Rickey Henderson, Card No. 57 (Blake Jamieson)This take on Henderson’s 1980 card pops in a different way from Taylor’s creation, replacing the funk of No. 21 with an explosion of green and yellow.It strikes a nice balance between being an attention-grabbing work and something subtle and warm enough not to overpower the eyes. (Topps) Rickey Henderson by Matt Taylor https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/af/4e/rickey-henderson-project-2020-matt-taylor_1gry77sg1fcar1mi3rxco5axup.png?t=353038818&w=500&quality=801952 Willie Mays, Card No. 15 (Andrew Thiele)It’s impressive how much complexity Thiele fits into a single baseball card without making it feel too crowded. It could work as a painting too, which is a testament to what he’s done with the colors and textures around the main image of Mays. Mike Trout by Ermsy https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1f/9/mike-trout-project-2020-topps_tnw0gnulk8hb1v97h0efabq6k.png?t=354231754&w=500&quality=80