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 21, 2020
Derby striker Jamie Ward has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for the friendlies against Uruguay and Chile. Press Association Ward, whose Rams side take on QPR in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday, feels it is “not in his best interests or the interests of the international squad for him to travel to South America due to his extended club season”, the Irish Football Association said in a statement. Fleetwood right-back Conor McLaughlin has been called up and will join up with the national squad after Monday’s League Two play-off final against Southend. Huddersfield striker Martin Paterson pulled out of the squad on Tuesday. Michael O’Neill’s side Ireland face Uruguay in Montevideo on May 30 and then take on Chile in Valparaiso on June 4. McLaughlin’s call-up is welcome news for Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander. “It’s thoroughly deserved. He’s had a great season so far. He has one more game to do for us before he relaxes and goes to be an international,” Alexander said. “We knew there was interest from the manager a few weeks ago but we were fully behind that because he’s good enough. It’s an honour for the club to have a current international playing for us. “It’s great for Conor because he deserves it, it’s great for us because we want to see our players do well. “But he has to focus on Monday, and Monday only, then I’ll let him think about South America afterwards.”
August 13, 2020
“The most important thing now is that the dressing room has to be strong and we have to keep going and react.“First of all, I have to convince them about what happened in the game and why they are not through in the tie.“If they continue to do that, there will be rewards like we have done in the last 10 games that we played.”Arsenal had shown signs of improvement since Arteta’s appointment in December but they were lacklustre for much of Thursday’s match, having gone into the second leg defending a 1-0 lead.“It hurts, big time,” said Arteta. “We had a lot of hope in this competition. It was a great way for us to be able to go to Europe and it is a very beautiful competition to try to win.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta has called on his Arsenal players to “keep fighting” for the rest of the season after last year’s finalists were dumped out of the Europa League by Olympiakos on away goals.Youssef El-Arabi scored in the dying seconds of extra time to give the Greek side a 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium, meaning the last-32 tie ended 2-2 after the second leg.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s acrobatic finish in the second half of extra-time appeared to have put Arsenal on course for qualification after Pape Abou Cisse’s header had sent the tie into an additional 30 minutes.But the last-gasp winner brought a premature end to Arsenal’s European campaign and Arteta must lift his side for a push to qualify for the Champions League through the Premier League.The club, unbeaten in the league since December, are ninth in the table, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.Asked about the difficulty of finishing in the top four, Arsenal manager Arteta said: “(It is) very hard because looking at the table we’re still far from the objectives that we all have, but we’ve been far all season from it and we have to keep fighting. Share on: WhatsApp
August 12, 2020
A reported paging made at the San Diego International Airport as gone viral.Video shows the airport’s messaging system announcing a page for “Epstein Coverup” on a digital display.An airport spokesperson says the message was an employee mistake.A statement released Wednesday say the airport is taking the necessary steps to avoid such mistakes in the future.The message comes in the wake of a prominent pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother and observed the autopsy, told Fox News its findings are more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicidal hanging. He noted that the 66-year-old Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple, Baden told Fox News.“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” Baden, who is also a Fox News contributor, said.While there’s not enough information to be conclusive yet, the three fractures were “rare,” said Baden, who’s probed cases involving O.J. Simpson, President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, record producer Phil Spector, New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez and many others.
August 12, 2020
An Ohio woman found a unique way to call 911 to report that her mother was being abused.Tiffany Urban could not explicitly say what was happening because the alleged attacker nearby, so she pretended to order pizza.“I was thinking to myself that ‘I need to call 911, order pizza,” she told Inside Edition.Urban said she “was worried” that the dispatcher would not take her seriously, and at first, it didn’t seem like he did.The dispatcher told Urban that she had dialed the wrong number to order pizza.But she quickly responded with urgency, “No, no, no, no.”Urban told Inside Edition she was thinking, “don’t hang up on me” throughout the call.Thankfully, the dispatcher, Tim Teneyck, quickly caught on that Urban needed help.They completed the “order” before Teneyck alerted police of the special circumstance behind the call.He also told the police to turn off their sirens before getting to the home and that the caller ordered a pizza and agreed with everything he said, stressing “there’s domestic violence going on.”Police arrived at the scene and arrested 56-year-old Simon Lopez on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after he allegedly punched the woman’s mother so hard that she fell into a wall.According to the police report, Lopez denied hitting the caller’s mother.As of Friday, he is being held at the Lucas County Corrections Center.
August 12, 2020
Yesterday President Trump tweeted that Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s teeth were “falling out of her mouth” during a press conference days earlier in which she was discussing why bribery was not one of the articles of impeachment filed by House Democrats against the president last week. Here is the clip: Pelosi no briberyTrump tweeted “Because Nancy’s teeth were falling out of her mouth, and she didn’t have time to think!”
August 12, 2020
18 Apr 2016 Late birdie clinches Hampshire Salver for Hilleard England’s Josh Hilleard kept his impressive form going with a one-shot win in the weekend’s prestigious Hampshire Salver. The trophy is awarded to the player with the best total from the 72 holes played during Saturday’s Selborne Salver at Blackmoor Golf Club and Sunday’s Hampshire Hog at North Hants. Hilleard (Farrington Park) was level par overall, having been fifth in the Selborne Salver on one-over par, and joint runner-up in the Hampshire Hog on one-under. He clinched his win with a birdie-par finish in the Hog, to leapfrog Tom Robson (Rowlands Castle), who had the misfortune to close with a double bogey on the 17th, followed by par on 18. This is Hilleard’s second individual win of the new season, following his success in the Berkhamsted Trophy earlier this month. He was also a member of the winning England team in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular Tournament in January. He is a member of the England Golf men’s A squad. James Walker (The Oaks) won the Selborne Salver with a pair of 68s for a two-under total which put him one clear of Jack Yule (Middleton Hall) and Jack Singh Brar (Remedy Oak). Walker is the son of Graham Walker, the lead coach to the England Golf men’ squad. Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool) was the clear winner of the Hampshire Hog on five-under par and four shots clear of the field. He had rounds of 67 and 68 – and could have been much lower had it not been for his solitary blemish in his second round, a triple bogey seven on the sixth. He came back in style, playing the back nine in four under 31. Hilleard, Robson and Ryan Fricker (Yelverton) were his closest rivals, each scoring one-under for the event. Click here for Selborne Salver results Click here for Hampshire Hog and Hampshire Salver results Image © Leaderboard Photography
August 12, 2020
18 Sep 2019 Gloucestershire edge ahead in Women’s County Finals Gloucestershire moved a significant step closer to defending the English Women’s County Finals title when they beat Lincolnshire 6 ½ – 2 ½ on the third day of this year’s tournament at Delamere Forest in Cheshire.That victory coupled by a defeat for nearest challengers Yorkshire means that Gloucestershire are now the only team with a one hundred percent record heading into the penultimate day of the tournament.The two leading teams now play each other in a match which will go a long way towards deciding the final outcome.Gloucestershire went into the third day with victories over Norfolk and Surrey already under their belts and against Lincolnshire they quickly got into their stride with foursomes victories from Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders, Ffion Tynan and Issy Hopkins and Claudia Ovens and Ebonie Lewis.Lewis beat Helen McDougall 4 & 2 in the top singles while Popel secured a 5 & 3 victory over Tilly Garfoot and Tynan and Saunders halved against Billie-Jo Smith and Ellise Rymer. India Clyburn and Meg Illingworth secured consolation victories for Lincolnshire against Sam Round and Megan Bartlett.Gloucestershire team captain Su Mallon was thrilled with the way her team performed on what could prove a pivotal day in this year’s event.“It was a really exciting day – and has added a few more grey hairs, “she said.“The team were terrific again on what is a beautiful but really quite hilly and challenging course.“Ffion managed to come back from four down to half her match and that was very important as was Alex’s half point in the final match.“Bethan and Ebonie won their matches and Megan – our little rookie – played so well only losing out on 18.“It sets everyone up for another great day on Thursday for the game against Yorkshire.“They will be smarting a little after losing today so we know they will be out to make amends, but we’re playing well and I’m so proud of my team.”Yorkshire had beaten Buckinghamshire and Norfolk on the first two days of the competition but their winning run came to a halt with a 5-4 defeat against Surrey. The 2017 champions appeared on course for a hat-trick of wins after winning the foursomes 2-1 but Melissa Wood and Evie Cooke were their only winners in the six singles. Lottie Woad, Jessica Adams, Rafiah Banday and Canice Screene all claimed points for the victorious Surrey team.In the other match on the course Norfolk collected their first win of the week with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ victory over Buckinghamshire. They were 2-1 up after the foursomes but lost two of the first three singles before Karen Young, Joanne Herd and Tiffany Mills all won at the bottom of the order. Abigail O’Riordan halved her match against Daisy Kennedy.The leaderboard at the end of the third day shows Gloucestershire on top with three wins ahead of Yorkshire with two and Norfolk, Buckinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Surrey all with one win apiece.View the live Women’s County Final scoreboardPhotograph credit: Leaderboard Tags: Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Yorkshire