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PDI-P recommends Prabowo’s niece for South Tangerang mayoral race

first_imgThe Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) central executive board has recommended Rahayu “Sara” Saraswati Djojohadikusumo, the niece of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto, to be its nominee for deputy mayor in the upcoming 2020 South Tangerang mayoral election in Banten.A statement on PDI-P letterhead seen by The Jakarta Post on Monday said that the party’s executive board was set to nominate Sara to run for deputy mayor with the current regional secretary of South Tangerang, Muhammad.The letter, dated June 30, was signed by the chairman of the PDI-P’s central board of elections, Bambang Wuryanto, and the party’s secretary-general, Hasto Kristiyanto. “But we’re open to other options,” he said.He added that Gerindra and the PDI-P would collaborate in several other local elections.Sara served as a member of the House of Representatives for the 2014-2019 legislative term but failed to secure reelection last year.She was a member of House Commission VIII overseeing social affairs and worked consistently to pass the long-awaited sexual violence eradication bill.Topics : Gerindra Party deputy chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said that neither the party nor Sara had received the letter but confirmed that the party was planning to nominate Sara to run in the 2020 South Tangerang race. “If the letter is true, our elections division will meet and confer with the PDI-P regarding the matter,” he said.Read also: PDI-P maintains close ties, sees future with GerindraDasco said the Gerindra Party had yet to issue its official recommendation for Sara and that the party had planned to nominate her for mayor instead of deputy mayor.last_img read more

‘Govt cowardly on euthanasia’? No – not yet.

first_imgLecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this weekStuff 20th August 2016 On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by a petition in the name of former Labour MP Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.The petition, which garnered 8795 signatures and cross-party support, came in the wake of Seales death.It demanded the committee examine public opinion on the introduction of legislation “which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable”.More than 21,000 submissions later – the most ever received by any select committee – Vickers will pull up a seat at 8am in front of a panel of MPs to explain Lecretia’s story.But Amanda Landers, a clinician consultant, researcher and chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Care has spent 10 years caring for those who are terminally ill and she sees it differently.“In the last decade I’ve witnessed about 5000 deaths and what you hear from the media and public isn’t what you hear from most people at the end of their life, it’s almost in direct contrast.”“The voice of the well are the people who say, my body my choice,” she says.When people are in their final weeks and days it’s their family, pets and community they worry about – “they think less and less about themselves”.Landers says people talk about palliative care not working for everybody – that’s a concept she says doesn’t actually make any sense.“It’s not a medicine that can work or not work, it’s an approach … most of the time just being there with them is what they need.”Seales was cared and comforted for in her final days but as to whether she would have made the choice to end her life, Vickers says it wasn’t an option on the table.“That’s a hypothetical that I can’t answer because she didn’t get that choice.”READ MORE: read more

Liverpool take a knee to protest Floyd’s death

first_img Read Also: Messi set to stay at Barca until 2021 after passing contract deadline A number of Liverpool players shared the image along with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone The current Premier League leaders and Champions League holders gathered around the centre circle at Anfield, taking a knee to show their support. The gesture was popularised in 2016 by former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who knelt during the USA’s national anthem. Liverpool’s squad members posed for a photo in support of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis. Advertisementlast_img read more

Clark is super in Sprint win at Bethany

first_imgA victim of mechanical issues in a mid-May start at Bethany, Clark took the lead at the drop of the green and stayed in front to the checkers, building a half-lap lead at one point.  Clark is coming off a three-win 2019 campaign and will make one more racing trip out west before tour action starts closer to home. Kyler Johnson started seventh and was in second by the three-quarter mark of the race but had nothing for Clark. Kenny Potter finished third. Dustin Reeh and Danny Clark rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth. BETHANY, Mo. (June 6) – Justin Clark made the 10-hour trip from Hamersville, Ohio, to win the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature in front of a big crowd Saturday at Bethany Speedway. By Chet Querry Ohio IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver Justin Clark was the Saturday feature winner at Bethany Speedway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Chase Rudolf was the IMCA Modified winner and 10th starting J.J. Baumli was best in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Tyler Inman raced from sixth in winning the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature.last_img read more

Randolph Vincent Jones April 7, 1938 – December 17, 2019

first_imgRandolph “Randy” Vincent Jones age 81 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Twin Towers Health Pavilion in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born April 7, 1938 in Charleston, West Virginia the son of William and Guyda (Williams) Jones.Randy a 1956 graduate from Centerville High School in Indiana, served his country in United States Army and worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Computer Analyst for over 30 years. He married the late Kathryn Ann Grimme on September 21, 1963 in Liberty, Indiana and attended the of First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Ohio.Randy is survived by his sons Greg (Deborah) Jones of Dallas, Texas, Doug Jones and Michael Jones both of Harrison, Ohio. Grandfather of Caleb (Megan) Jones, Nathan Jones and Raechel Jones.Preceded in death by his parents William and Guyda Jones, his wife Kathryn Ann Jones and sister Sonya Jones.Visitation will be held Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12:00 P.M. all at First Presbyterian Church 115 S. Vine St. Harrison, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Joshua Long officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery with military honors provided by US Army and Harrison Honor Guard.Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Bulldogs Swimmers Participate At Brebeuf Jesuit “Schools with No Pools” Invitational

first_imgThe Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams traveled to Indianapolis to swim in the iconic IU Natatorium against 17 other teams in the Brebeuf Jesuit “Schools with No Pools” Invitational. Overall, the Bulldogs had a great night of competition with the Lady Bulldogs coming in 8th and the Boys finishing in 4th. The sectional meet will be hosted at Columbus North High School in Columbus, IN. The women will compete in preliminary action on Feb 6 at 5:30pm with finals on Feb 8 beginning at 1:00pm. The boys will compete at the same location and timeframe two weeks later on Feb 20 and 22. Roncalli 307Cathedral 299Brebeuf 295Bishop Chatard 236Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 221Guerin Catholic 160International 119Batesville 107Herron 105University 100Heritage Christian 92Oldenburg Academy 55Park Tudor 44Scecina Memorial 43Trinity Lutheran 40Greenwood Christian 32Owen Valley 22Lafayette Central Catholic 21 UP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be closing out the season in the State Tournament with sectionals coming up in February.  BULLDOG TOP FINISHERSJV 200 Medley Relay (2nd, 2:11.72) — Joseph Shroder, Ciaran Tyrer, Derek VanSickle, Nathan Villani200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:48.97) — Will Johnson, Ben Moster, Ethan Brewer, Sean Callahan Quinn Rasnick — 200 Free (10th, 2:13.92); 500 Free (6:17.70)Grant Story — 200 Free (15th, 2:18.16)Sean Callahan — 200 IM (5th, 2:17.78); 500 Free (5th, 5:36.68)Ben Moster — 200 IM (10th, 2:22.23); 100 Breast (1st, 1:06.57)Joseph Shroder — JV 50 Free (2nd, 27.68)Austin Pohlman — JV 50 Free (3rd, 27.72)William Johnson — 50 Free (6th, 23.95); 100 Back (5th, 1:03.53)Ethan Brewer — 50 Free (11th, 25.16); 100 Fly (5th, 58.29)Mason Enneking — 50 Free (16th, 25.94)JV 200 Freestyle Relay (4th, 202.68) — Alex Livers, Story, Ean Loichginer, Vonley Hund200 Freestyle Relay (3rd, 1:39.79) — Moster, Brewer, Johnson, CallahanCiaran Tyrer — 100 Breast (11th, 1:13.07)Derek VanSickle — 100 Breast (13th, 1:14.50)JV 400 Freestyle Relay (4th, 4:26.04) — Shroder, Story, Pohlman, Kuisel400 Freestyle Relay (9th, 4:11.69) — Rasnick, Enneking, VanSickle, Tyrer JV 200 Medley Relay (6th, 2:47.27) — Kierra Brock, Lauren Voss, Callie Main, Abby Blomer200 Medley Relay (10th, 2:19.39) — Claire Sunderman, Lilly Wonnell, Maria Lopez, Gwen MartinMaria Lopez — 200 IM (12th, 2:42.92)Callie Main — JV 50 Free (2nd, 31.56)Sonja Gaulin — 50 Free (8th, 27.87); 100 Free (4th, 1:01.23)Gwen Martin — 50 Free (12th, 28.93); 500 Free (9th, 6:28.78)Paige Oldham — 50 Free (13th, 29.26)JV 200 Freestyle Relay (7th, 2:29.59) — Blomer, Brock, Voss, Ava Obermeyer200 Freestyle Relay (9th, 2:03.21) — Gaulin, Sunderman, Liz Loichinger, OldhamJV 400 Freestyle Relay (2nd, 4:59.72) — Loichinger, Main, Obermeyer, Wonnell400 Freestyle Relay (6th, 4:28.22) — Gaulin, Oldham, Lopez, Martin NOTABLES51% of all swims were personal bests (both teams); Girls 48%; Boys 53%Benjamin Moster was the lone individual event winner in the 100 BreastSean Callahan led the men’s team in individual scoring with 28 points; Sonja Gaulin led the women with 26 State qualifiers will continue to the IHSAA State meet the weekend following Sectionals. Meet results: Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen. Brebeuf Jesuit 294Cathedral 277Roncalli 260Batesville 221Lafayette Central Catholic 188Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter 161Guerin Catholic 155University 136Bishop Chatard 135International 118Herron 62Covenant Christian 52Heritage Christian 46Park Tudor 45Oldenburg Academy 30Scecina Memorial 12Owen Valley 11Trinity Lutheran 2 TEAM SCORESlast_img read more

O’Brien expecting fired-up Waratahs

first_img He added: “We are getting closer and closer to the Test games, and teams are going to try and come at us a little bit harder. The Waratahs will be no different. “It’s going to be a very tough game, and whatever side is picked for the Lions we are going to have our hands full at the start of the game again. They are really going to come at us out of the blocks and try and hurt us a little bit, so it’s going to be massively intense again.” Head coach Warren Gatland will name his starting line-up for the Waratahs encounter on Thursday. Some previous Lions coaches have used the final Saturday game before the first international to give the probable Test side a run-out, but it is not thought Gatland will go entirely down that route. The back-row and second-row combinations remain fiercely contested, although his potential Test threequarter line of Alex Cuthbert, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts and George North all played on Tuesday. Asked if he expected the Test team to feature this weekend, O’Brien added: “Your guess is as good as mine. I don’t think so, but who knows? “Every week you could say is this the Test team? But it is all up in the air in every position, and we are just trying to do our own jobs and keep the head down and the coaches will pick the Test side when it comes to it.” Sean O’Brien anticipates his former Leinster boss Michael Cheika sending out a fired-up New South Wales Waratahs team against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. Press Associationcenter_img It promises to be tough challenge for Cheika, given that he is without 10 players currently in the Australia camp preparing for next week’s first Test and a further six on the injured list. But Lions flanker O’Brien said: “I know ‘Cheiks’ very well with him being at Leinster. He is an animated character, so I am sure he will have them fired up and wanting to be really aggressive and come hard at us.” last_img read more

Local heroes honored for saving Boca Raton baby from dumpster

first_imgTwo men who rescued a newborn baby girl from a dumpster in Boca Raton this past May were honored on Thursday morning.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office presented its Samaritan Award to Yusdani Gonzalez-Delgado and Sergio Vega for their “outstanding act, achievement, or exceptional service to his or her fellow man and community.”Gonzalez-Delgado and Vega were walking in an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd on May 8., when all of a sudden, they heard what sounded like a baby crying.Gonzalez-Delgado then jumped into a dumpster and found the infant alive inside a plastic bag.“We both froze because it was something surreal,” Vega told WPTV. “She had trash around her, there were coffee grinds, she was dirty and bloody, but she was alive and well. Even at one point, she opened her eyes and looked at us.”The men took the baby out, cleaned her up, and called 911.Vega worked at the Boca Raton complex as a maintenance manager.The newborn, whose name is Sarah, made a full recovery and was later reunited with her father.Little Sarah and her dad attended Thursday’s awards ceremony and stood alongside the men as they accepted their award.ADORABLE: Today we got to see Sarah, the baby saved from a dumpster in West Boca. Today her rescuers were honored by @PBCountySheriff. @WPTV— Miranda Christian (@MirandaWPTV) October 31, 2019last_img read more

Hard work, energy earn Gullikson playing time

first_imgAfter being a rarely-used option off the bench in the past, senior forward Kevin Gullikson has been getting increased playing time during the 2008-2009 season.For his first three years as a Badger, forward Kevin Gullikson jumped off the bench in excitement every time UW head coach Bo Ryan told him to get on the floor.Usually though, every game Gullikson got to play in was virtually notched as a Badger victory.This year, however, has been a bit different for the longtime Badger benchwarmer.After three seasons of watching his teammates Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft — who play the same position — get nearly all of the available minutes, Gullikson has finally been getting in on the action. This time, though, it’s because the Badgers need his presence on the court, and it is not as if he hasn’t deserved the opportunity.“He’s just working hard,” Landry said. “He’s here early, he’s staying here later. … He’s really worked hard. It’s not just something that was given to him — he’s earned it.”Though Ryan did not explicitly say so, he clearly agrees with Landry — Ryan awarded Gullikson with his first start as a Badger against Iowa on Jan. 21 after the forward had seen increased playing time over the previous few games.“It’s fun; I’m having a great time,” Gullikson said. “It’s a little less stressful from a mental standpoint, thinking if I’m going to go in this game or not. It’s a little more relaxed now, but right now I’m just worried about getting things done as a team and trying to get a win on Tuesday.”Even when he’s not in the starting lineup, Gullikson is still making noise coming off the bench. In Wisconsin’s most recent loss to Illinois, Gullikson stood out, grabbing a difficult offensive rebound before being fouled, giving the Badgers a second-chance opportunity.“He’s really moving away from the ball well,” Landry said. “His (scoring) action on the court may not be outstanding, but he’s opened up a lot of things for other people. His rebounding and moving without the ball has been great.”Seemingly, Gullikson has done everything and more of what the UW coaching staff asked of him. As a result, it is no surprise to see him receiving more playing time.Even though he did not start against Illinois, Ryan made it clear Gullikson would be a part of the Badgers’ scheme against the Illini and against the rest of the opponents the Badgers face this season.“He’ll be on the floor,” Ryan said. “I don’t worry about who’s starting. He did some really good things, which he has (done).”Ryan has stuck to his word. Seven games into the Big Ten season, Gullikson has been regularly rotated into the lineup, now seeing over 10 minutes per game in conference play.Now, with significant playing time a regular occurrence for Gullikson, teams have started to take notice of his presence on the court.“Over the years, especially last year when I was sitting on the bench, not really being able to play much, I was able to watch things on the court,” Gullikson said. “I’ve always tried to bring energy, but now when I make cuts, it draws attention and opens things up on the other side of the court.”While Gullikson attributes much of his improvement to competition from his teammates, Landry feels that Gullikson’s energy rubs off on the rest of the team, creating a livelier squad on and off the court.“He’s coming in, he’s able to move his feet,” Landry said. “It gives us a break and gives us a chance to get down and get our breath back. He comes in and providing energy off the bench that some guys just don’t have.”Following the loss at Iowa, Ryan talked about Gullikson’s last chance to be a factor in Wisconsin’s game plan and said he was impressed with what Gullikson had done to make it this far.“As a human being, you have an inner self that says, ‘What do I want, what am I after, what am I trying to accomplish,’” Ryan said. “As coaches, that’s what we’re trying to get out of everybody. Dig deep, keeping working, because you never know what might happen.”For Gullikson, the hard work has finally paid off, but it won’t be complete without a strong finish as a senior.“The reality hit that I’m a senior and it’s my last chance to do some things,” Gullikson said. “The three of us seniors have had a great three years before, but I want to add to that and make this a great year too.”last_img read more