Police suspend investigations into candidates running in 2020 regional races

first_imgNational Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono confirmed the telegram on Wednesday.”If the police proceed with any criminal investigations against candidates, the police could be accused of not being neutral. That’s what we have to avoid,” Argo said as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Indonesian poll body prepares rules for online campaigns ahead of December electionsCriminal investigations, however, will not be suspended against those suspected of election fraud, or who are caught red handed committing crimes that threaten national security or crimes that carry the maximum punishment of death or life imprisonment.Investigations into cases involving regional election candidates will resume after the election process is finished, the police said.The 270 concurrent regional elections are scheduled for Dec. 9.“Any police investigators found to be continuing investigations as referred to in the first point of the telegram will be charged with violations of the code of ethics and be disciplined,” the telegram reads. (trn)Topics : The police will suspend any criminal investigations involving potential or registered candidates running in the 2020 regional elections in December, according to a telegram issued by National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis.In the telegram dated Aug. 31, Idham argued that any legal proceedings against candidates in the run-up to elections would further encourage mudslinging and smear campaigns to influence the election outcomes.The telegram, signed by the chief detective of the police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo on behalf of Idham, is also aimed at deterring any political influence among police officers and to further prevent irresponsible stakeholders from using the police in the interests of rival candidates in the elections.last_img read more

Anna Mae Lobenstein

first_imgAnna Mae (nee Ihle) Lobenstein; resident of St. Leon Indiana passed away on October 27, 2017 in her home. She was born on March 27, 1939 to Joseph and Louise (nee Bross) Ihle. On April 25, 1959 she married the love of her life, whom she is now reunited with, Eugene Emmert Lobenstein. In their early days they loved to go square dancing. Annie cherished her family immensely and enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She loved baseball, especially watching the reds on tv and playing cards. While her competitive nature often forced her to become a sore loser in the game Canasta, everyone to the left would be handed her Black 3’s. Annie was a wonderful cook and her family loved her homemade pancakes. However, due to her husband’s passing, Annie found it too hard to make them. Her faith in God and the church kept her going through her grief as she prayed the rosary daily.She is preceded in death by her husband Eugene Emmeret Lobenstein, parents: Joseph and Louise (nee Bross) Ihle, and sister: Dottie Shope.Those left to remember Annie include her devoted children: Jeff Lobenstein, Tina Lobenstein & Kim (Jerry) Callahan; cherished grandchildren: Stephanie (Jeremy) Smith, Jessica (Cory) Mobley, Jeremy (Amy) Lobenstein, Eric (McKenzie) Callahan & Ryan (Abbie Wiesmann) Callahan; loving great-grandchildren: Wyatt & Landon Smith, Colton Mobley, Easton & Emmett Lobenstein & Tucker Gene Lobenstein who is due in November; Siblings: Mary (Charlie) Gutzwiller, Charlie (Mary) and Joe (Beverly) Ihle, Jean Herman and Debbie (Henry) Ward. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.A rosary service will begin at 10:30 AM followed by the visitation on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 11 AM until the time of mass at 2 PM at the All Saints Parish -St. Joseph’s Campus, 7536 Church Lane, West Harrison, Indiana 47060. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to benefit the Sunman Life Squad, St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department or the All Saints Parish. Donations can be brought to the visitation and a funeral home representative may help you with your donation. If you are unable to attend the visitation you may mail your contributions to, Brater-Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison, Ohio 45030last_img read more

Ben Haim heads to Toronto

first_imgQPR defender Tal Ben Haim has joined Major League Soccer franchise Toronto FC on a short-term loan deal. Nelsen has already returned once to Rangers since his move to the MLS club, signing winger Hogan Ephraim on a loan deal. The experience Ben Haim will take to the MLS, after spells with the likes of Bolton, Chelsea and Manchester City, will provide invaluable, according to Toronto FC president Kevin Payne. “Tal Ben Haim has been one of the top defenders in the Premier League for nearly a decade,” he told the club’s official website. “He captains his national team and Ryan thinks the world of him. He’s exactly the sort of veteran defender we need.” Press Associationcenter_img Ben Haim, 31, was signed by Rangers boss Harry Redknapp in the January transfer window but has made just seven appearances since as the R’s slipped out of the Barclays Premier League. Toronto are managed by former Loftus Road favourite Ryan Nelsen and Israel international Ben Haim will remain on loan at the club until the end of June. last_img read more

Palace boss Alan Pardew puts emphasis on scoring goals

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will not curb his side’s attacking instincts despite leaking goals at the other end. “On a professional level, the lack of clean sheets does concern me a little bit but I can still cope with winning 3-2 or 4-3,” he said. “The bottom line is I want this team to always think about scoring goals. If you are of that mindset then you can’t switch to really focusing on a clean sheet. “If we’d lost three games on the trot then maybe we’d start focusing on a clean sheet and start building from there, but we have got good momentum and a good feeling. Our players are smiley and happy and we will go out and try to take the game to Spurs.” Leicester, another team making an encouraging start to the season, have also yet to manage a shut-out, prompting manager Claudio Ranieri to offer his players a pizza for a clean sheet. But Pardew added: “We’re not really at the top of the tree for pizzas in this area here. Although a kebab or a burger might go down well if we keep a clean sheet. “I don’t want to take the ambition out of the team. The problem when I arrived was that the ambition had gone out of the team. We managed to put that right so I’m not going to take it away now. “Clean sheets are important for results. If we’d got one last week against Manchester City we’d have been very pleased and we were a minute away from achieving it. “We mustn’t dwell on that and we’ll try to score two goals at Spurs if we can.” Pardew could welcome back Damien Delaney, Joe Ledley and Connor Wickham, who all missed the last-gasp 1-0 defeat by City through injury. However, full-back Joel Ward remains sidelined by a knee injury and forward Marouane Chamakh is out with hamstring trouble. Press Associationcenter_img The Eagles head to Tottenham on Sunday flying high in sixth place, but they have yet to keep a clean sheet this season. However, Pardew has no intention of tightening up at the back at the expense of rattling in the goals at the other end of the pitch. last_img read more

Sergio Aguero ready to return to his best, promises Pellegrini

first_img Pellegrini is aware of this, and knows the rewards are worth waiting for from a player who scored five against Newcastle in a stunning performance in October and plundered 31 goals from 42 appearances last season. The City manager said: “As we know with Sergio, always when he comes back from an injury he needs three or four games to return to his normal performance. “That’s why I never give him 90 minutes in a game. I think it’s better to play him for less minutes but with more intensity. “But I am sure in the second part of the season we are going to see the real Sergio without injuries.” Asked when Aguero might be ready to play a full game, Pellegrini said: “I hope on Saturday and he scores two or three goals.” City travel to Watford on Saturday looking for their first away win in seven. City’s other senior striker Wilfried Bony has struggled to impose himself in Aguero’s absences – which also include a spell out in autumn with a hamstring injury – and has been criticised by fans. But the Ivorian, who has also been hampered by injuries and a bout of malaria since his £28million move from Swansea last January, is determined to turn the situation around. Bony said: “Obviously I’ve had problems with injuries and I was ill, but this is football. For five years I haven’t been in this position, but sometimes you can’t control what’s happening. I just try to do my best every game. My hopes for 2016 are to be fit for the whole season and to win a trophy for City.” Bony has scored in four of his last seven appearances, and has eight for the campaign, but has also spurned a host of other chances. The 27-year-old said: “Scoring goals is most important for getting the confidence back. I know what I can do. Your first enemy is yourself so I just think about doing better and trying very hard to do my best in every game.” Press Association Manuel Pellegrini is convinced star striker Sergio Aguero will soon be firing for Manchester City. Aguero has produced two largely ineffectual performances for City since returning from a heel injury. But this is not surprising, with history suggesting it often takes the Argentinian a number of games to get back up to full speed following a lay-off. last_img read more

PBC Elections Office May Have Been Attacked By Ransomware in 2016

first_imgA ransomware attack may have hit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office during the 2016 presidential election, it was revealed Wednesday.The alleged incident was not reported to state or federal officials at the time.According to elections office employees, the attack created panic and prompted immediate action to isolate or minimize any damage in the office’s server room.In additions, some employees lost several days of work.Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link, who was appointed to the position in January of last year, discussed the situation on Wednesday.She says she only learned about it when the information technology director she inherited from her predecessor, Susan Bucher, left last year and she ended up questioning an office information technology specialist who has since become the IT director.Bucher denies Link’s claims of a ransomware attack, saying, “I can swear on a stack of Bibles that our county was never ransomwared. It is irresponsible for the supervisor [Link] to scare our voters. We are behind Palm Beach County’s firewall. And she [Link] should know better.”Link adds that the public should not be concerned about security for the March 17 primary election. She explains, “This happened in 2016. It’s unfortunate that it’s come to light now right before the election because I don’t want voters to be confused, and I don’t want anybody to feel like our current election system is unsafe. Because it’s not.”Link emphasizes that voters’ personal information was not exposed.A six-person team from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently conducted an extensive review of the elections office, Link explains. She believes, “if there had been something earth-shattering or glaring, I’m sure they would have alerted us to that before they left.”Link says the incident happened in September 2016, between the August primary and the November general election. She does not believe that the office paid any ransom.Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Bucher, who is a registered Democrat, in January 2019. He said at the time that she failed to properly conduct three statewide recounts for the 2018 midterms. Bucher later resigned rather than fighting the suspension in the Republican-controlled Florida Senate.Link says she immediately contacted the Florida Division of Elections, which was unaware of the incident, and reported it to the FBI. The FBI referred her to the Department of Homeland Security.She does not believe the ransomware attack is related to the 2016 infiltration of two Florida counties by Russian intelligence agents, which was mentioned in Robert Mueller’s report on Russian  meddling with that election.last_img read more

High school volleyball roundup

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles avenged an earlier loss and evened their record at 5-5 with a 3-0 win over the Washington Academy Raiders on Monday. Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts The Eagles, who fell to the Raiders 3-1 in East Machias, won by game scores of 25-14, 25-22 and 25-21 on Monday.For the Eagles, Sarah Shelton had a big match with 20 kills, three assists and five digs.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSammy Mason contributed seven aces, 14 assists and five digs; Jenna Haslam had 10 digs; and Paxton Colley had a kill and six blocks.Two days earlier, the Eagles, who are currently ranked fifth in the state Class A standings, fell to sixth-ranked Falmouth 3-0.The Mount Desert Island Trojans suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Biddeford, but rebounded for a win over Kennebunk on the road last weekend.The 8-1 Trojans currently trail only undefeated Greely in the Class A standings.On Friday, MDI fell to fourth-seeded Biddeford 3-1, losing the first two games 25-15 and 26-24, winning the third 25-23 and falling in the decisive fourth game 25-22.Sarah Phelps had nine kills and nine digs and Kayla Ray and Elise Robertson each had five kills.In Kennebunk on Saturday, the Trojans rebounded to claim a 3-1 win over the Rams with game scores of 25-16, 24-26, 25-18 and 25-15.Phelps had 14 kills and Roberson seven. Grace Higgins contributed five kills and four aces, Ray had five aces and Riley Mooers had 15 assists, four digs and three aces.In state Class B action, the Bucksport Golden Bucks fell to Washington Academy 3-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and lost 3-0 to top-seeded Yarmouth on Saturday.But the Bucks rebounded to edge North Yarmouth 3-2 on Saturday and edged the Narraguagus Knights 3-2 on Monday.Bucksport currently is ranked fourth in the Class B standings with a record of 5-4.On the road last weekend, the 2-5 Sumner Tigers dropped a pair of 3-0 matches to Yarmouth and North Yarmouth. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more

SB : Orange refocuses heading into Big East play

first_imgWally King warned his Syracuse players they would return to ‘top-25 practices.’After narrowly escaping with a win over a lowly Canisius team, the SU associate head coach knew it was time for the Orange to snap back into it. For King, it starts with returning to hard work between games.‘I think Saturday was a close enough game that required us to turn it back on,’ SU head coach Leigh Ross said.With Big East play rapidly approaching, Syracuse needs to flip the switch back on during practices. Ross felt the team was going through the motions and the energy level needed to rise.And with the excuse of constant travel the team faced at the start season in the books, Ross decided it was time to push the Orange like she did in the preseason. The end result is a re-energized squad that will take on St. John’s in a slate of three games this weekend on the road to open Big East play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut against Canisius, SU almost didn’t win a game it should have won easily. A Kelly Saco walk-off single rescued the Orange from a potentially major bump in the road. After the game, senior catcher Lacey Kohl said she and her teammates weren’t happy with what transpired, even in a win.‘I don’t want to say disappointed because disappointed is a strong word,’ Kohl said. ‘We just know that we’re a much better team that showed up on Saturday. … I don’t think we showed up to play by any means.’Because the Orange didn’t show up Saturday, it got back to work Monday.With the entire team in attendance, Kohl said SU slowed things down while still turning up the intensity. The Orange got back to focusing on the fundamentals of the game, and if the team didn’t do something the right way, it ran sprints and did push-ups.‘We were all scared because we know what it means if we mess up,’ Kohl said. ‘We run.’It was a reminder from Ross that to play well in every minute of every game the team needed to keep focused, regardless of the competition.Lisaira Daniels said she and her teammates still have the goal of making a deep postseason run on their minds, but it helps when the coaches remind them of that agenda.‘It was getting back on that goal,’ Daniels said. ‘… It’s different when you hear it from your coach.’That agenda brings Syracuse to conference play this weekend. Daniels sees the team as underdogs for another season. In the preseason conference poll, the Orange was voted to finish second behind DePaul, despite the fact that SU topped the Blue Demons last year in the Big East tournament.To Daniels, it was a slap in Syracuse’s face.But Daniels isn’t concerned with proving Syracuse is the best team in the conference. To prove it’s better than teams like DePaul, Louisville and South Florida, the senior outfielder knows the Orange must take care of business against weaker teams like the Red Storm this weekend.St. John’s is just 12-19 on the season and has lost three of its last five games. The last time Syracuse played St. John’s in the regular season was during the 2010 season, in which the Orange won both games of the doubleheader.Regardless of SU’s past success, it still can’t take inferior competition for granted like it did against Canisius on Saturday.‘The Colgates and the Canisiuses, we’ve got to beat those teams,’ Daniels said. ‘We can’t play at their level. We always have to stick with our level. We’re a great team.’Daniels wouldn’t go as far as to say St. John’s is one of the teams that Syracuse should beat with ease. But Kohl had no problem saying she thinks Syracuse is the superior team.‘I do think that,’ Kohl said. ‘And I think we all know that going in.’dgproppe@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 28, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Paschal Chukwu’s career day comes on the boards in 68-61 loss at No. 3 Virginia

first_img Published on January 10, 2018 at 5:22 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Paschal Chukwu sat under the stanchion, his right leg resting on the ground while he grimaced and held his left in the air. The injury seemed to cast a large shadow on Chukwu’s career night.Seconds before, Syracuse freshman forward Oshae Brissett had received a pass in the left high post and Chukwu, on the opposite high post, ran over to set a screen on De’Andre Hunter, Brissett’s defender. Chukwu briefly set it and then, as Brissett dribbled by, he tried to slip by Hunter toward the basket, but Hunter’s left knee knocked Chukwu’s right and the big man immediately hopped away from the play on his right foot.Syracuse’s star guard Tyus Battle drove into the lane and hit a turnaround jumper, but by then Chukwu had laid down, flipped his goggles up over his headband and tried but failed to get up. The trainer helped him off the court and talked to him extensively on the bench and, suddenly, three minutes later he was back on the floor, doing what he had done all night with a putback lay-in after a Battle missed 3.“After the last game, Coach (Jim Boeheim) really got on us about (rebounding), trying to go harder after every rebound,” Chukwu said, referencing Syracuse’s 42-to-27 rebounding disadvantage in its Jan. 6 loss to Notre Dame. “I was fortunate enough to grab them today.”Syracuse’s redshirt junior center nabbed a career-high 16 boards and scored nine points in Syracuse’s (12-5, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) 68-61 loss to No. 3 Virginia (15-1, 4-0) on Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. All four of Chukwu’s baskets came off one of his 10 offensive rebounds. He hit one of his two free throws while adding two blocks and an assist. Syracuse’s inability to close the gap enough to press and Frank Howard’s streaky shooting ultimately doomed the Orange, but Chukwu’s presence on the boards allowed SU to hang around for as long as it did.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVirginia head coach Tony Bennett said he prepared differently for Chukwu because at 7-foot-2 he’s so much larger than most centers in the ACC. The Cavaliers attempted 27 triples on Tuesday, which is more than its season average of 20 per game. But Bennett said he didn’t mind because it opened up the high post and they were well-rotated possessions and “good looks.”When asked if Chukwu’s presence influenced that increase, Bennett listed Chukwu’s stats and said, “You know you’re going to have to get quality shots from elsewhere (than inside). … You can’t muscle through that guy. There’s not a lot of good stuff happening when you challenge him at the rim.”Bennett also attacked the Orange’s 2-3 zone by trying to stretch Chukwu thin. With shooters on the perimeter forcing Syracuse to play up on the wings, UVA ran redshirt freshman forward De’Andre Hunter to the high post and passed to him. Twice, he turned and lofted a jumper over a late-to-rotate Chukwu, who had been busy accounting for both Hunter and the ball in the corner. Hunter hit a few jump shots en route to 13 first-half points, which would be tied for his third-highest output in a game this season.Chukwu soon learned, though, that Bennett wouldn’t fall into a pattern in the second half. The Cavaliers sent guard Ty Jerome and forward Isaiah Wilkins to the high post to switch up looks.“Sometimes they had a passer or a shooter (at the high post) to make the defense think about the decision,” Chukwu said. “That’s what they did today. Coach (Boeheim) got on me because whenever (Hunter) comes up, he’s just trying to shoot it. And Coach really told me about it and be really aware of that and see who can really make that shot or if he’s there just to pass.”Chukwu’s effectiveness shone after a player shot from the high post, though, because then the center went to the defensive glass and did what he does best for Syracuse.last_img read more

Barca Host Real in First El Clasico without Messi, Ronaldo in…

first_img“I hope to still be breathing,” Lopetegui, whose side have gone five games without a win, told reporters. “Everyone is 100 per cent full of energy and my energies are 100 per cent focused on helping the team.”Having been denied the chance to lead Spain into the World Cup after being sacked on the eve of the competition for agreeing to take the Real job, the 52-year old is adamant that the game is the biggest of his managerial career.“Nothing compares to it,” he said. “In footballing terms of course it’s a game with huge expectation and it’s the highest level.”Defeat would see Real fall seven points behind their second-placed rivals (with a game in hand), just 10 games into the campaign, but Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is wary of “wounded” opponents.“The more wounded Real Madrid are, the more dangerous they are,” Valverde said. “They have the quality to come back and they are a great team. I am expecting Real Madrid at their best.“We are coming off the back of two good performances and we are looking at El Clasico to round off a great week.”Messi’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Kick-off: 4:15pmBarcelona and Real Madrid will play the first El Clasico without both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in 11 years when they meet in La Liga today. With Messi injured and Ronaldo now at Juventus, both sides will be looking for a different source of inspiration in the afternoon clash at the Nou Camp.Real Madrid are a club in crisis following their worst start to a La Liga season in 17 years and boss Julen Lopetegui was faced with more questions about his future on the eve of the showdown.last_img read more