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”.
September 24, 2020
Batesville, Ind. — Congressman Luke Messer honored 8th grade students in Franklin and Ripley Counties for their outstanding academic achievements recently.“These students are some of the best and brightest young minds in Indiana, and they should be very proud of their accomplishments,” Messer said. “I hope this recognition encourages them to keep working hard, dream big and strive for excellence.”The 6th District Scholars Ceremony was held Batesville and the top 8th graders received the 8th Grade Scholar Award.Ava Ralston and Kavin Saravanan from the Batesville Middle School were recognized. From the Jac-Cen-Del Middle School Dillian Hughes and Brent Ricke received awards.Milan Middle School students Mia Keller, Evan Miller and Matri Patel received the award.Kalene Dean and Garrett Darwish received the ward from the Mt. Carmel School.Faith Martin and Brady Linkel from South Ripley Junior High School were recognized and Kyla Stone from St. Louis was recognized.The 8th Grade Scholars Dinner was sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College and took place at Batesville High School.
September 19, 2020
For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders chose to bowl against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium and they started off poorly, losing Ajinkya Rahane cheaply. Jos Buttler and Steve Smith steadied the ship with a solid partnership but Buttler departed for 41. Smith notched up his fifty but some wonderful bowling from Piyush Chawla and Harry Gurney, who was making his IPL debut, restricted Rajasthan Royals to 139/3 against Kolkata Knight Riders. In response, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn gave Kolkata Knight Riders a fast start and they registered a brilliant eight-wicket win to go on top of the table. (SCORECARD)22:58 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have registered a brilliant eight-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals and they have moved to the top of the table.22:44 hrs IST: Lynn reaches his 7th fifty but he mistimes the slog sweep and he gets caught at deep backward square leg.22:39 hrs IST: Lynn and Uthappa are ensuring that the runs are continuing to flow for Kolkata Knight Riders and Lynn nears a fifty by slog sweeping Gopal into the stands at deep midwicket.22:32 hrs IST: Narine misses out on a fifty. The googly from Shreyas Gopal and the ball bounces a bit more, it stops on the wicket as Narine attempts the cut, the edge is taken at slip by Steve Smith.22:30 hrs IST: Two more sixes by Narine off Sudeshan Midhun, the IPL debutant and he nears a fifty. This is a splendid exhibition of hitting.22:25 hrs IST: Shreyas Gopal, who bowled brilliantly in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, is into the attack and he conedes just two runs. He is bowling the googly at will.22:19 hrs IST: Narine and Lynn continue to find the boundary and Kolkata Knight Riders have reached 65/0 in the powerplay. Rajasthan Royals need a wicket and fast.22:14 hrs IST: Chris Lynn blasts a six and the fifty run stand is up in just the fifth over. Kolkata Knight Riders are cruising and Rajasthan Royals are running out of ideas.22:07 hrs IST: Oh dear, Rahul Tripathi drops Narine and the next ball, Lynn gets beaten and the ball hits the stump, the bail is up and the light is flashing but the bail does not fall off. This is absolutely terrible for Rajasthan Royals. Lynn makes Rajasthan pay by hammering a boundary.22:04 hrs IST: 4,6,0,4,4,4. Sunil Narine absolutely mauls Krishnappa Gowtham as he leaks 22 runs in the over. Kolkata Knight Riders make a great start.21:57 hrs IST: Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine start well with a boundary and Kolkata Knight Riders have made a great start.21:40 hrs IST: Steve Smith ends on 73* but Rajasthan Royals have ended on 139/3, with Stokes hitting seven off 14 balls. This could prove to be costly21:34 hrs IST: Very lengthy 19th over as Prasidh Krishna oversteps, bowls a beamer but Rajasthan Royals cannot capitalise.21:25 hrs IST: Smith survives a review and he launches Narine into the stands at wide long on. 89 meter six and Rajasthan Royals are eyeing a big score.21:22 hrs IST: Only five runs in the 17th over bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. This has stalled Rajasthan Royals again. They need one big over.21:13 hrs IST: Steve Smith notches up a brilliant fifty off just 44 balls and Rajasthan Royals are getting some momentum.21:03 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla ends with 4-0-19-0 and Narine is also bowling brilliantly. The pitch is really assisting the spinners well.20:58 hrs IST: Six and out! Jos Buttler launches a six over deep midwicket and then holes out to a slower ball to the fielder at deep midwicket, with Shubman Gill taking the wicket.20:51 hrs IST: Smith and Buttler find a boundary each of Kuldeep Yadav but Kolkata Knight Riders are maintaining a tight hold of runs.20:38 hrs IST: Narine concedes a boundary as Buttler revives Rajasthan. However, the run-rate is still low.20:30 hrs IST: The powerplay has ended and Kolkata Knight Riders have restricted Rajasthan Royals to 28/1 after six overs.20:20 hrs IST: Buttler and Smith are trying to revive the innings and the Englishman gets going by shuffling to the off side and ramping Krishna to the fine leg fence.20:12 hrs IST: Prasidh Krishna strikes in his first ball. Good length ball and it cuts back in, Rahane moves slightly to the off side and gets hit on the pad, the umpire gives it out and Rahane decides against the review.20:09 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla opens the bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders but he gets hammered to deep midwicket for a boundary by Ajinkya Rahane but he ends up conceding just five runs.19:41 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sidesRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Prashant Chopra, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Sudhesan MidhunKolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna19:39 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and they will bowl. Harry Gurney replaces Lockie Ferguson while for Rajasthan Royals, Prashant Chopra replaces Stuart Binny while Sudhesan Midhun replaces Varun Aaron.
September 18, 2020
— Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg may need surgery after being diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand. The 2019 World Series MVP was put on the injured list Aug. 15, a day after he recorded just two outs at Baltimore. After going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts in 2019, the right-hander is 0-1 this season with a 10.80 ERA in two starts.— The Indians don’t expect to have Terry Francona on the bench this weekend for a series against Detroit after the manager had a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment Friday. At this point, it’s not known when Francona, a two-time World Series winner, will return. Francona has already missed 14 games this season with health issues and recently revealed he’s had numerous surgeries in the past year for the condition.NASCAR-DOVERJohnson makes last-gasp playoff push in final year at DoverDOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is at the win-or-else stage of his playoff push as he hits his favorite track: Win at least one of the two Cup races this weekend at Dover International Speedway and he’s in the postseason. In Saturday’s other Game 3s, the Pacers try for their first win against Miami and Oklahoma City tries to avoid a third loss to Houston.NHL PLAYOFFSDallas and Colorado open second-round seriesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche both wrapped up their first-round series with seven-goal surges. They now meet for a best-of-seven, second-round Western Conference playoff series inside the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta. Game 1 is Saturday night. The Stars overcame an early three-goal deficit in Game 6 for a 7-3 clinching win over Calgary. The Avalanche had consecutive 7-1 wins over Arizona to end that series in five games. The Stars won all four regular-season meetings against Colorado, including an overtime victory and another in a shootout. The Avs beat the Stars 4-0 in a round-robin game in the bubble.PGA-NORTHERN TRUST Associated Press Update on the latest sports Lots of players ailingNEW YORK (AP) — This weekend’s Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets has been postponed after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s a well-timed pause in the season for the Yankees, who placed shortstop Gleyber Torres and left-hander James Paxton on their crowded injured list Friday. New York was already without star hitters Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo), as well as left-hander Zack Britton, right-hander Tommy Kahnle and backup catcher Kyle Higashioka. Judge is expected to be activated Saturday after recovering from a strained right calf.In other MLB news: Johnson has a record 11 victories at the Delaware track, a staggering total that started in 2002 and stretched to June 2017, a win that has stood for three-plus years as his last in NASCAR. With Dover moving one of its two scheduled NASCAR race weekends to Nashville Superspeedway next season, Johnson’s mark seems unbreakable. But his farewell season could end in tatters if he’s racing out the string with nothing at stake and no fans roaring from the stands.Dover, where Johnson has led 3,110 laps, is no sure shot these days for the No. 48 team. Johnson has lost his magic touch on the Monster Mile with two finishes of 14th or worse in the last three races.Without a win, his playoff chances hang by a thread. Johnson is 25 points outside the playoff cutline with two Dover races and next week’s regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway left to end his final full NASCAR season in the championship hunt.NASCAR-NASHVILLE PRESIDENT Moses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR historyDOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021. The 1.33-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and hosted NASCAR and IndyCar events until 2011.Dover announced the hire before Saturday’s Cup race at the Monster Mile. Johnson, Scheffler in the hunt after noteworthy second roundNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson starts the third round of The Northern Trust atop the leaderboard after finishing the second round with a 60. And that wasn’t the lowest score of the day. PGA Tour rookie Scottie Scheffler shot a 59, only the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history. It was the first time in 10 years two players had 60 or better in the same round. Scheffler ended the day two strokes behind Johnson, along with Cameron Davis. Tiger Woods had a 71 and was 12 shots behind. Phil Mickelson missed the cut and is all but assured of being outside the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship next week south of Chicago.MLB-NEWS August 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSTop-seeded Lakers and Bucks look to take controlLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks have restored some sense of normalcy to the NBA playoffs. The top-seeded teams in the Western and Eastern Conferences lost their openers but won their second games and are looking to take control of their series. On Saturday, the Lakers could pull ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Bucks could take the lead on the Orlando Magic.
August 28, 2020
Cameroon and West Ham midfielder Alex Song has retired from international football after his exclusion from his country’s Africa Cup of Nations squad.The Barcelona loanee, 27, will now be available for the Hammers this month after talks with Cameroon about a late call-up broke down.He said on Instagram: “My love for my country will never change.”I want to take time to focus purely on domestic football and start to rebuild my career at West Ham United.”Play media Alex Song sees red for off-ball punch Song has not played for his country since being sent off against Croatia in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup.The Hammers feared they would lose him after he flew back to his homeland to discuss the possibility of appearing in the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea, which begins on 17 January.”Since the World Cup in the summer and my subsequent exclusion from the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations I have taken the decision to retire from international football,” Song, who won 47 caps, said.”It is true that there were some discussions of late to include me in the squad for this tournament but I feel after a lot of careful thought and numerous discussions with my family this is the right decision.”