Police violated procedures by using helicopter to disperse rally: Ombudsman

first_imgRead also: ’Student deaths possibly unlawful killing’Read also: Civil movements in Indonesia fail to form resilience after #ReformasiDikorupsi: ObserversAn officer, identified AM, was named a suspect during the investigation into the incident. He was charged under Article 351 of the Criminal Code on assault, as well as articles 359 and 360 on negligence causing death, which carry a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment. The officer is still being tried at the South Jakarta District Court.He previously underwent disciplinary hearings, with five other officers, for carrying firearms at the student protest. The six officers received a sanction of 21 days in jail, written warnings, the postponement of salary, rank promotion and were required to undertake education.In response to last Saturday’s incident, the police’s internal affairs division said it was currently questioning five officers who “operated” the helicopter during the rally. “We will see whether an ethics violation occurred after asking for clarification from the officers,” said the division head, Sr. Comr. Bambang Satriawan, on Monday.Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Ferry Walintukan, meanwhile, claimed the officers took the initiative to fly the helicopter themselves, without securing permission from their superiors. (Vny)Topics : The ombudsman, he said, would look into the case and seek clarification from the Southeast Sulawesi police chief, Yan Sultra Indrajaya, about the matter.Hundreds of university students reportedly staged a rally in front of the Southeast Sulawesi police headquarters last Saturday to commemorate the deaths of students La Randi and Muhammad Yusuf Qardawi.The two students, who studied at Halu Oleo University in the province’s capital in Kendari, were killed during clashes between protesters and police in front of the provincial legislative council building on Sept. 26, 2019, during a demonstration against several controversial bills under deliberation at the House of Representatives, including a revision to the Criminal Code.Randi died at the scene after being shot in his chest, while Yusuf died the day after suffering severe head injuries.  The Southeast Sulawesi chapter of the Indonesian Ombudsman has condemned the police’s use a helicopter to disperse a student rally in front of their headquarters.According to a kompas.com report, a police helicopter was seen flying low over a protest last Saturday, forcing the crowd to scatter to avoid flying dust and debris.“The police have allegedly violated their operating procedures, as regulated in National Police Regulation No. 2/2009 on the handling of riots,” said head of the Southeast Sulawesi ombudsman office, Mastri Susilo, on Sunday. last_img read more

EIOPA to launch consultation paper on personal pensions

first_imgEIOPA is expected to present its findings to the European Commission in February 2016, and a proposal in shape of a Regulation could follow.The Commission identified personal pensions as one of the areas in need of reform to develop a Capital Markets Union (CMU).As early as his confirmation hearing last October, Jonathan Hill, commissioner for financial stability, identified the “underdeveloped” personal pensions market as a hurdle to the CMU’s development. Bernard Delbecque, director of economics and research at the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), said the consultation would be an important step towards achieving a single personal pension system that would augment retirement savings options for the EU citizen.One major benefit of a harmonised system, he said, would be the potential for scale, creating efficiencies in investment management in particular.  This, in turn, would achieve higher returns than would be feasible under smaller nationally based equivalents. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) aims to boost the personal pensions market with the imminent launch of a consultation paper setting out a common European approach.Gabriel Bernardino, the supervisor’s chair, told a recent PensionsEurope conference that the initiative’s aim was to put in place an optional, common EU scheme to provide personal pensions for European workers, particularly those whose careers take them across EU national borders.Bernardino said the consultation was expected to start on or around 1 July and would run for three months.“At present, the pension situation is fragmented,” he told delegates. “It is clearly necessary to achieve a more common approach to personal pensions.”last_img read more

Taking risks with talents

first_img 8 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Image via: mong17.wordpress.comThe parable of the talents has always appeared to sanction a lack of fairness. The servant who receives the least and takes precautionary steps to keep it safe gets a thorough dressing down for his trouble; and the parable itself ends with the cryptic saying, that those who have will be given more, and from those who don’t have, even the little they have will be taken away.What was so wrong of the servant to play it safe? Perhaps he had little faith in banks or the stock market. He may have told himself: putting my money there is a risky business – who knows if the bank will fail or the market collapse (and of course both have done so): at least, in the ground I know where my money is, and I’m the one in control. This option is entirely risk-free.The real import of the parable lies just here, I think. It’s not really about finance or investments. In that world, prudence may be better than gambling, but what talents here refer to is our human potential, the basic endowment each of us receives from God. This is a matter of variety and diversity. Different people receive different things in different measures, less here, more there; one has this, another that. The real question is: how is any human potential actualized, whatever the amount received?It’s not by burying it or playing it safe. Human potential is realized by risking. The mostcommon risk that most people take, for instance, is getting married. What’s the risk here? They do not know what form the future will take. Speaking very strictly, the future is both unknown and unknowable. Why play around with it therefore? Isn’t it imprudent to mortgage one’s life to a future one can have no idea about? Isn’t it safer to hold back, to say yes, I know I love you, but I can’t tell what or where I will be in ten years time, whether I will be healthy or paralyzed, or a host of other things. Given that indeterminacy, isn’t it more prudent not to get into anything that speaks of permanence? Perhaps so, but if that’s your choice, where does it leave you? You remain solitary not only now but prospectively. A shadow is cast over the life you’ve had till then. In the words of the parable, that life is “taken away.”Consider again, someone feeling called to do something significant for others, to serve some cause larger than their own interests. We have had several examples of this in our own lifetime. Before embarking on their summons, perhaps even during the course of it, they must no doubt have asked themselves: why am I doing this? I have no idea where it will take me; I have no idea who will take it on; it may be just my private obsession, quite possibly a huge waste of time.Before you venture out, before you risk, you can’t see (you don’t see) anything. Or rather, what you see is in your heart – a location that’s equally invisible. So the temptation is to say: why not settle for a safer life, why put oneself through all the struggle, all the inevitable frustration? The person who feels called to something, however, and backs off, is like the man who put his talent in the ground. He’s playing it safe. Often such persons remain forever haunted by a road not taken, a dream unfulfilled, a possibility unexplored. And when they are, at such moments, the life they chose instead, that life is taken away.When the summons is obeyed, on the other hand, they find heightened life where they anticipated only frustration and trial. To him who has, more is thus given, and he will have even more than before. And from him who has not, even what he has is taken away.God gives us the human potential we’re all initially endowed with. This is our vocation in the most fundamental sense. We increase our endowment by risking, that is, losing ourselves (giving ourselves away), not by playing it safe. When you play it safe you think you have a handle on things, but things slip through your fingers; indeed, your own life slips through. When you risk on the other hand you find an amplified life, and the increase is always proportionate to the risk, twenty or fifty or a hundred fold. By: Father Henry Charles Phdcenter_img Share Share LocalNews Taking risks with talents by: – November 14, 2011last_img read more

Man stabs bro to death

first_imgThis prompted Alvin to stab Elmer, thereport added. Police identified the suspect asElmer’s 45-year-old brother Alvin. It was not immediately establishedwhat triggered the altercation. According to police investigators,Elmer and Alvin were harvesting in a sugarcane field when a heated argumentensued between them around 11 a.m. on Monday. BACOLOD City – A sugarcane worker wasstabbed to death in Barangay Linao, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.center_img The 25-year-old Elmer Pedro ofBarangay Uloc, Lawaan, Antique died of stab wounds on the body, a police reportshowed. Alvin was arrested and detained in theKabankalan City police station’s custodial facility. Charges will be filedagainst him./PN Elmer was rushed to the Lorenzo D.Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City where the attending physiciandeclared him “dead on arrival.”   last_img read more

Louis E. Schwegman

first_imgLouis E. Schwegman, age 65 of Oldenburg, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home.  Born July 5, 1952 in Batesville, he is the son of Marcella (Nee: Rennekamp) and Lawrence Schwegman.  He married Mary Willhelm June 12, 1976 at Holy Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove, Indiana and she died November 22, 2000.  He married Carol Werner May 14, 2004 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana.  Louie was a lifelong farmer and built homes for many years with Hartman Construction before starting Schwegman and Schwegman Construction Company.Farming was Louie’s passion and he was a huge Allis-Chalmers fan.  A ride in the country or vacations were an opportunity to check out how other farmer’s fields were doing.  He raised Holstein cattle as well and was proud that one his granddaughters’ had the Grand Champion Steer at last year’s county fair.  A Reds and Bengals fan, Louie also liked playing cards, especially Solo and enjoyed taking trips to the Smokey Mountains.He is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Sharon Eckstein of Sunman; son Mike of Oldenburg; stepdaughters Julie Vankirk of Morris, Nancy Meer of Batesville, Tracy Habig of Oldenburg, Margie Schwegman of Batesville; stepsons Nick Biltz of Greensburg, Dan Biltz, Ted Biltz; sisters Marilyn and Dolores Schwegman, all of Batesville; four grandchildren and twenty two step grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Mary and his parents.Visitation is Friday, May 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Benesse Oncology Center or the Mary Willhelm Schwegman Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Cabaye: I miss Champions League

first_img The last time the 27-year-old France international featured in Europe’s elite club competition was in 2006-07 with Lille, from whom he joined the Magpies in 2011. Over the summer Arsenal made a bid for him which Newcastle swiftly turned down. Press Association Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has suggested he may look to leave the club at the end of the season due to his desire to play in the Champions League again.center_img Cabaye was quoted as saying in an interview this week with French radio station RTL: “I miss the Champions League. “I’ll finish this season with Newcastle and concentrate on the coming months and then we’ll see.” Newcastle are currently eighth in the Barclays Premier League. last_img read more

Rodgers explains Carroll move

first_img The England international spent last season on loan at West Ham, who snapped up the 24-year-old on a permanent deal this summer. Rodgers allowed Carroll to exit the Merseyside club as he wanted Suarez to be given a free role at Liverpool. “I just felt it wouldn’t benefit Luis because when you play with a big target man, it is hard not to make him your focal point, so everything has to be set around the big guy,” Rodgers told several national newspapers. “Sometimes you get sucked into doing it more direct and clearly, with my history as a coach I don’t work that way. “You look at the goals that Luis has scored in my time, there has not been too many that have been too many that have been whipped-in-crosses, which to be fair, big Andy was brilliant at. “What we try to do here is create the environment for the elite player – and Luis is an elite player “We have created an environment for all our players, but obviously for him I had to make a call last year by letting Andy Carroll go out on loan. “That created a situation where we could get the benefit of Luis’ talent, but he still had to perform, and he has done that tremendously well.” Press Association The two strikers arrived at Anfield on January 31, 2011 in big-money deals after the Reds had sold their star asset Fernando Torres to Chelsea for £50million. While Suarez has gone to become an invaluable member of Liverpool’s squad, Carroll struggled with form and fitness following his £35million arrival from Newcastle. center_img Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed he allowed Andy Carroll to leave the club for the benefit of star striker Luis Suarez.last_img read more

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Road in Hobe Sound

first_imgA plane belly-flopped onto the middle of Federal Highway in Hobe Sound with three souls on board Friday morning.Fortunatley, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s office, no one was hurt.Investigators said the plane had engine trouble and made a belly landing with no landing gear deployed.The scene is causing backups along Federal Highway and Bridge Road near Jonathan Dickinson State Park.last_img

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Many men say they were molested by Dr. Robert E. Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries.Anderson died in 2008. He worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003.NASCAR HALL OF FAMEBurton, Earnhardt, Edwards headline Hall of Fame nomineesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class. — The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula One race to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal race was scheduled to take place June 12-14. It is the ninth F1 race to be postponed so far, with the French GP on June 26 now the set to be the opening event of the season.— Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s farewell to tennis — an exhibition match against good friend Serena Williams — is being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The last tournament of the 29-year-old Wozniacki’s professional career came in January at the Australian Open. The Dane won her Grand Slam title there in 2018. She was supposed to face off against 23-time major champion Williams in Copenhagen on May 18 in a match dubbed “The Final One.”— Two of the biggest meetings in the British horse racing calendar have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite previous hopes that the sport could return by the start of May. The Jockey Club says the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on May 2-3 and the English Derby Festival at Epsom on June 5-6 will not be staged on those dates.— The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus.— South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May. The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow. The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials. Bettman said the league is hoping to have a clearer picture of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the next few weeks, and that “nothing has been ruled in and nothing ruled out.”Bettman said the ideal scenario would be to complete the season to determine playoff seedings in fairness to teams involved in tightly contested races in both conferences. However, he adds: “We understand that may not be possible.”The live interview broadcast Tuesday marked the first time Bettman has mentioned the possibility of the league not being able to complete the regular season. There were 189 games remaining when play was postponed on March 12.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The Canadian Football League is the latest sports league to postpone play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL, which was scheduled to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t start before the beginning of July. Meanwhile, Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. Mannion arrived in Tucson as the highest-rated recruit in a class that included Nnaji and Josh Green. Mannion averaged 14 points and was second in the Pac-12 with 5.3 assists per game during his lone season at Arizona.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORU. of Michigan reaching out to ex-athletes about late doctorCANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into a deceased doctor accused of molesting people.The Ann Arbor school says Tuesday the letter is going out to most of the 6,800 former student-athletes who were on campus between the mid-1960s and the early 2000s. April 7, 2020 The Oilers said on their Twitter account that the brain bleed happened overnight and that Cave was in the critical care unit at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital.A 25-year-old from Saskatchewan, Cave scored once in 11 appearances with Edmonton this seasonCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-DRAFTSmith, Mannion declare for NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility. Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping the Terrapins to a 24-7 finish and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. The 6-foot-10 star ranked first in the conference and third nationally with 21 double-doubles. Individual international sports federations will still be in charge of their qualifying procedures. But they have agreed to let athletes keep spots they already have earned.MLB-RED SOX-SALESale: No regrets about surgeryBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his rehab.  Sale had the procedure on his left elbow last month. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success.center_img — Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot of Switzerland has died due to COVID-19. He was 79. Chappot played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team, including at the 1964 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago. He returned home before his condition became worse and he was admitted to an intensive care unit.VIRUS-OLYMPIC QUALIFYINGAthletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spotsUNDATED (AP) — About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots in the Tokyo Olympics are in for 2021. The International Olympic Committee made it official under redrawn qualifying regulations released Tuesday.The IOC postponed the games by a year due to the new coronavirus. They’ll now be held July 23 through Aug. 8 next year. The new deadline for qualifying is June 29, 2021. Janet Guthrie returns as a nominee in the Landmark category after a one-year absence.The voting structure was changed for this year. There are three ballots: one for Modern candidates, one for Pioneer candidates and one for Landmark candidates.Two entries from the 10 Modern candidates will be elected, along with one entry apiece from the five-candidate Pioneer and Landmark categories.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Newton didn’t give any indication where he might be interested in signing.The 2015 league MVP played in only two games last season and is coming off foot surgery. He hasn’t been able to meet with NFL teams due to the coronavirus travel restrictions.NHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers forward Cave in coma after brain bleedUNDATED (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave has been placed in a medically induced coma after suffering a brain bleed. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL commissioner says season may not be completedUNDATED (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has raised the possibility of not being able to complete the regular season. During an interview on NBCSN, he stressed that all options remain on the table. Sale is expected to miss 14 to 15 months, which would put him on track to return in the middle of the 2021 season.NFL-CAM NEWTONNewton feels like ‘fish out of water’CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of water” being a free agent for the first time in his nine-year NFL career.Newton says being released by the Carolina Panthers left him with a chip on his shoulder that has “turned into family-size real quick.” He made the comments during a conversation with Thunder guard Chris Paul on Instagram Live.last_img read more