House deputy speaker reported for not allowing supervisory hearing for Djoko Tjandra’s case

first_imgMAKI, however, claimed that House Speaker Puan Maharani had agreed to the hearing proposal.Read also: Fugitive Djoko Tjandra skips another hearing, reportedly residing in MalaysiaBoyamin argued that hearings during recess were allowed and would not violate Bamus’ decision as long as the commission was granted permission.“We have seen many hearings during previous breaks,” Boyamin argued, adding that it was also possible for the meeting to be conducted virtually, if necessary.“Azis Syamsudin may have violated the code of ethics by hindering the House in undergoing its supervisory role,” he added, suspecting Azis to have “other interests” in relation to the matter. Commission III member Hinca Pandjaitan deplored the prohibition of the planned hearing, saying that Article 53 of the House’s code of conduct allowed House commissions to conduct supervisory hearings during recess to handle urgent matters.“It is related to a fundamental subject and it is a part of the House’s function. Thus, it is necessary,” the Democratic Party politician said.Djoko, a convict in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, has remained at large for more than a decade ever since he fled to Papua New Guinea after being sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and ordered to pay Rp 546 billion (US$37 million) in restitution by the Supreme Court in June 2009.He reportedly returned to Indonesia without being detected by the immigration office and filed a review of his case in early June. He was able to obtain a new electronic identification card and passport and had his red notice status lifted.Three high-ranking police officers have been removed from their posts over their alleged involvement in helping the fugitive travel within the country.Topics : Azis said on Tuesday that he decided not to grant permission for the hearing because the House was in recess until Aug. 13.“Let’s not argue about administrative matters because I don’t want to disobey the House’s code of conduct and the House’s Steering Committee’s [Bamus] decision prohibiting any hearings during recess,” the Golkar Party politician said in a statement on Tuesday.He went on to say that lawmakers were able to make work-related visits during the recess, thus he recommended that Commission III conduct a field inspection with relevant authorities in relation to the issuance of Djoko’s travel letter.“The rules are supposed to be adhered to by all House members. I can’t think of why anyone would be so persistent to demand a hearing for Djoko Tjandra’s case,” Azis added. The Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) reported House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Azis Syamsudin to the House’s ethics council on Tuesday for prohibiting lawmakers from holding a hearing during recess to discuss the case of fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra.House Commission III, which oversees legal affairs, initially planned to hold a hearing with the National Police, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and the Law and Human Rights Ministry over the issuance of a travel letter for Djoko by police officers, which had also been reported by MAKI to the commission.“The hearing is an urgent matter as it will help the government solve the case. It will also provide a recommendation to further trace those involved in helping Djoko,” MAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said in a statement on Tuesday.last_img read more

LPFA, Lancashire ‘anticipate’ GMPF tie-up amid pooling shortfall

first_imgIt is one of the most advanced of the partnerships, having last year named Michael O’Higgins as its chairman, but, with combined assets of approximately £11bn (€14bn), it is unclear whether it will gain the DCLG’s approval, as it does not yet meet the £25bn asset target set by the government.The LPFA acknowledges this shortfall in its response to the DCLG:“We welcome the government’s ambition to achieve pooling within the sector but recognise the ALM Partnership will be required to expand its pool to achieve [its] target criteria,” it said.It confirms the partnership’s “commitment to wider pooling” and sets out the discussions it has had with LPGS “groupings and individual funds” to date and the outlook in this regard.It has exchanged letters of intent and is in discussions “around how to best work together” with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), the Merseyside Pension Fund (MPF) and the West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF).The funds have total assets of around £35bn.The GMPF is the largest local authority fund in the UK (£17.6bn), with substantial in-house management.The LPFA refers to the “very significant in-house expertise” of all three of the northern funds in its consultation submission.“Given the timescale, discussions are at an early stage,” it said. “But the next steps between now and July are for all participants to develop a proposal around how the pooling arrangement will work and meet the government’s criteria.“All parties anticipate the discussions reaching a successful conclusion.”The LPFA already works with the GMPF on infrastructure, having in January last year launched a £500m investment vehicle for infrastructure and alternative assets – the joint venture announced its first investment in October.As concerns the new pooling arrangements called for by the government, the LPFA and its Lancashire partner have also had talks with the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund.The LPFA noted that Berkshire “has indicated in a paper to their Pension Fund Committee that the ALM Partnership pool will be their preferred route for pooling purposes”.The LPFA and LCPF “hope to include Berkshire in the wider pooling discussions”, they said.For its part, the Berkshire Pension Fund in its draft response to the government noted that it agreed that “Officers should continue discussions with the London Pensions Fund Authority and Lancashire County Council and other nascent pools”. Further cost savingsThe LPFA and Lancashire County Council are aiming to start pooling all assets from April, with the expectation that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will approve the operating vehicle of the organisation, an Authorised Contractual Scheme (ACS), by the end of next month.The two funds have jointly invested around £1.5m in start-up costs to provide the foundations for a pool.“The scale of commitment required to get this type of arrangement off the ground is not to be underestimated,” they said, “and we have been happy to share our learning with colleagues from other funds, even when they are seeking to create alternative pools.”They estimated saving some £30m over the next five years on investment management fees, a conservative estimate based on “the experience of just our two funds collaborating thus far”.Investment outcomes, meanwhile, could be enhanced by around £20-£30m by the funds’ increased scale, also on a conservative basis, according to their report.“Given our commitment to wider pooling, we fully anticipate further cost savings to emerge from the detailed analysis that will take place between now and July,” it said.The submission to the government also makes a case for the ALM Partnership’s infrastructure investment capability – noting, for example, that participation in overseas transactions had allowed the team within the partnership “to develop relationships with significant overseas pension funds that potentially will allow the ALM Partnership (and any wider pool that is created) to participate in some larger deals as co-investors”. The Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) are in talks to partner or work with the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, among other UK local government pension schemes (LGPS), having acknowledged that their partnership had failed to meet the government’s target size for LGPS pooling arrangements.The LCPF and LPFA were the first schemes to announce a partnership, doing so even before the UK government launched a consultation on reforms of the LGPS, which called on the schemes to pool investment assets.English and Welsh LGPS have until today, 19 February, to report to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on their commitment to pooling and the steps they have taken in this direction.There are currently eight asset pools emerging from talks among the LGPS, including the partnership between the LPFA and LCPF.last_img read more

Tottenham leading transfer race for West Brom star

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs are leading the race for West Brom’s 19-year-old full-back, Nathan Ferguson, according to reports. West Brom goal scorer Nathan Ferguson The youngster has starred for Slaven Bilic’s promotion chasing men this season but with his contract up in the summer, the Baggies could be forced to cash in this month. Bilic’s old club West Ham are also said to be interested in a full-back with ageing Pablo Zabaleta the only cover available at right-back for Ryan Fredericks. And on the other of side of their defence, questions are regularly asked about the quality of Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku and Bilic’s links with the East Londoners have led to suggestions a London Stadium move could be on the cards for Ferguson. But Tottenham remain in pole position in the race for his signature, according to the Mirror. Ferguson’s hesitance to sign the new five-year deal he has been offered at the Hawthorns means he can sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club now and could leave for nothing to a Premier League team in the summer. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MoreInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art Loading… center_img As a result, Spurs have been keeping tabs on Ferguson throughout the season and are in the market for a full-back given doubts surrounding Serge Aurier’s ability. The 19-year-old can play on either side of the defence which is also a plus for the North Londoners given their first-choice left-back Ben Davies’ proneness to injury. Even if West Brom are forced to sell Ferguson in order to secure some cash, sporting director Luke Dowling admitted at the weekend they want to know one way or the other. Chelsea must act quickly to buy-back Nathan Ake He said: “We will be looking for clarity from Nathan Ferguson and his advisor about whether or not he wants to stay with us. “All I can say at this stage is that I am confident we can find the terms that would make sense to Nathan at his stage of his career – and that we all believe that his pathway at Albion remains the most advantageous to him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Dolphins CB Xavien Howard arrested on domestic battery charge

first_imgMiami Dolphins’ cornerback Xavien Howard has been arrested on a domestic violence battery charge in Davie, Florida after his fiancé told officers he grabbed her arms and pushed her.Davie Police responded to the incident on Sunday around 11pm. According to the arrest affidavit, his fiancé said they got into a verbal argument over a recent purchase of a purse she made and that he was unaware of.Responding officers said Howard’s fiancé had visible scratches and an abrasion on her arm.Howard appeared in a Broward courtroom on Monday morning and was granted a $3,000 bond.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Associated Press reported earlier this week that Edmonton and Toronto were being looked at as possible “hockey pod” cities that could host the remainder of the NHL season during the summer months. Games would be played in air-conditioned arenas without fans.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR had been scheduled to race Sunday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has consistently been the best of the NASCAR professionals in simulated racing. Hendrick drivers have won four straight iRacing events, including Alex Bowman’s victory last week at virtual Talladega Superspeedway.— A team executive in the Premier League says the EPL could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.— Italy’s Serie A soccer clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government. The government had said last week that athletes in individual sports could resume training Monday and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers. Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. — Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training on Monday as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the pandemic. The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities. The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.— A men’s pole vault competition featuring three of the event’s biggest names has resulted in a tie for the gold medal. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France each cleared a height of 16 feet 36 times over a span of 30 minutes. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times. Each man competed from his own backyard.MLB-OBIT-KEOUGHMatt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough (KEE’-oh) has died at age 64. The former Michigan signal-caller started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year and finished with 45 scoring passes with the Wolverines.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSByron a virtual lock these daysUNDATED (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into that country should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic. Trudeau said anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner. However, he added that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered. Update on the latest sports May 3, 2020center_img Associated Press Keough spent 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the 1977 A’s and playing for the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs before ending up with the Astros in 1986. He was an All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and led the American League with 18 losses in 1982.Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA in 215 big league games, including 175 starts.Keough pitched in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers from 1987-90, going 45-44 with a 3.73 ERA. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSChiefs work out deal with undrafted PattersonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up additional quarterback depth by working out a contract with undrafted free agent Shea Patterson.last_img read more

Richard Graham calls for Government to introduce new gambling levy

first_img StumbleUpon Gamban boosts US expertise with Jody Bechtold addition June 19, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit A GAME ABOVE teams up with Beanstalk to launch Yield Sec July 27, 2020 How Yield Sec is removing black market influences July 28, 2020 Conservative MP Richard Graham has called upon the Government to implement a new gambling levy which he hopes would “speed up work on both prevention and cure.”Ahead of the release of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, Graham has urged the Government to report on whether or not a new levy would be possible.The MP for Gloucester explained: “The Gambling Commission is soon to launch their National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Meanwhile, I have a Ten-Minute Rule Bill coming soon, urging the government to report on the possibility of a levy.“If actioned, it would be an important step to improve our understanding of a problem much greater than most recognise. Regulators cannot do it all alone.“Parliament and government should take the first step of a new gambling levy to speed up work on both prevention and cure. This problem is not going to disappear magically, and we need action now.”Setting out five recommendations, Graham has addressed that implementing a levy could be used as a way to fund additional research into problem gambling and solutions to the issue. He added: “A levy could therefore generate significant revenue to fund a major independent research initiative, and more gambling clinics, like the new one in London and soon Leeds.”Alongside the development of safer gambling initiatives, Graham has suggested that operators must collaborate with the UKGC to strengthen policies that are already in place. This includes: stronger gambling advertising regulations and self-exclusion schemes must be introduced in order to protect a greater amount of people.He added: “We must embrace technology to protect more people. Using software like Gamban for blocking gambling sites can help with self-exclusion. It should be mandatory for all gambling companies to have such systems. There are other tools which could be developed to help protect the young like facial recognition to block underage gambling more effectively.”last_img read more

Guardiola returns to Barcelona with Manchester City in UCL

first_imgNew Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will face former club Barcelona in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.Guardiola, who joined City in the summer, is Barcelona’s most successful manager, having led the Spanish club to 14 trophies between 2008 and 2012.He helped the Catalans, who are five-time European champions, win the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.Barca eliminated City in the last 16 in both 2014 and 2015. More soon….last_img

Women’s World Cup 2019: 3 takeaways from USA’s win over Sweden

first_imgThe Americans will move on to face Spain in the round of 16, while Sweden will face Canada. Here are three takeaways from the USWNT’s winUSA played like it had something to proveForget about the tanking questions and whether the USA would hold back to avoid potentially playing France later in the tournament— the U.S. played against Sweden like it had something to prove. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings The U.S. faced its first real challenge of the tournament against Sweden in the group stage finale, but they made it through with a 2-0 win without too much trouble.Both teams had already advanced to the next round of the tournament, but they were both going for it and fighting for the top spot in Group F. The Americans looked confident with a strong intensity and tempo that they haven’t shown yet in this tournament. Leading up to the match, coach Jill Ellis and the USWNT players insisted they weren’t worried about the past coming off a 2011 World Cup loss and getting knocked out of the 2016 Rio Olympics by Sweden. The Americans and Swedes have a rich history after meeting 39 times, and Thursday’s game marked their sixth game in the tournament. This time around, the Americans came out aggressive and it was clear they were going to do everything they could to control the outcome of this match. The Americans scored in just the third minute of the game, marking the fastest goal Sweden has ever conceded at the World Cup. While Sweden challenged U.S. on transitions, USA was a threat on set pieces and looked dangerous on attack.Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher passed the testGoalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was put to the test for the first time in France as she looks to fill a big void left by Hope Solo after the 2016 Olympics. She has a career 72% save percentage with 27 clean sheets.Naeher hadn’t been challenged in USA’s first two games of the group stage against Thailand and Chile, but Sweden made it slightly more difficult for her. She was credited with two saves in the first half, though she wasn’t challenged in the second.While there’s still a lot left to play, Naeher is showing promise as she grows into her new role.center_img Alex Morgan wasn’t herself One surprise to come out of Thursday’s match was Alex Morgan simply wasn’t herself.Coming off a game in which she scored five of USA’s 13 goals in the group stage opener, she couldn’t seem to get anything going for the U.S. against Sweden. She played just 45 minutes and was subbed out at halftime for veteran Carli Lloyd. She was shaken up after a collision in the final minutes of the first half, but was able to run. While she looked OK, she didn’t look the same. It’s likely coach Jill Ellis limited her minutes for precautionary reasons heading into the knockout stage. There certainly will be questions around her status. Women’s World Cup 2019: Argentina’s sensational comeback knocks out Scotlandlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, June 1, 2016•3:10 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1100 block W. 4th, Wellington by known suspect. Items were recovered.•4:38 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery and theft in the 1000 block N. F, Wellington.•5:10 a.m. Bruce C. Pennington, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery and theft.•6:04 a.m. Dylan L. Hornecker, 30, Wellington was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.•8:06 a.m. Raymond J. Anguiano, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•8:31 a.m. Matthew E. Hartman, 36, Harper, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•10 a.m. Yu Wen Ku, 34, Arlington, Texas was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 56 mph in a 40 mph zone.•10:20 a.m. Connie Wyckoff, 61, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•1:04 p.m. Keith R. Townsend, 50, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•1:39 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance by known subject(s) in the 300 block E. 17th, Wellington.•3:03 p.m. Jessie D. French, 28, Wellington was arrested on two city of Wellington bench warrants for failure to appear.•3:03 p.m. Jessie D. French, 28, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•3:43 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•9:22 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 300 block E. 17th, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Melody R. Epley, 49, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•11:46 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Daniel YoNash comes to Wellington as new financial advisor for Edward Jones’ downtown office

first_imgby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Having been born in the old Wellington Hospital, and living in the area all of his life, has brought Daniel YoNash back to Wellington as the new financial advisor for Edward Jones. His first day in the local office was April 11.Former advisor Diana Page, who had been with the company for 20 years, died in January.“It’s hard losing an advisor, but I seem to have resonated well with the community,” YoNash said.Since YoNash was born in Wellington and has always lived in the area, the company offered him the advisor position here. After earning his business administration degree from Friends University in Wichita, he obtained a series 7 and series 66, both financial licenses he is required to have.“I spent two months studying, then took the tests,” YoNash said.He grew up in Belle Plaine, and was actually in the same class as his wife, Jamie. His family later moved to Mulvane, where he graduated from high school. Daniel and Jamie started dating when they were in their 20’s, and eventually got married. They now have four children: son, Gabe, who just graduated from Belle Plaine High School, and will pursue a degree in journalism from Cowley County Community College in the fall; daughter, Jaiden, who will be a sophomore at Belle Plaine High School; daughter, Avery, who will be a fifth grader here; and daughter, Emmy, age three. Jamie works as a school nurse in Wichita, and they plan on buying a house and moving to Wellington soon.Edward Jones & Co., L.P. is an investment company which assists clients with wealth management, retirement and college savings, stocks, bonds and mutual funds, insurance and annuities, cash and credit, and also works with business owners. They can also assist clients in planning their estate, resources and financial education, and preparing for the unexpected.YoNash has been with the company for almost five years, starting out in Haysville. From there, he relocated to Winfield and opened a second office. Brad Turgeon has been with the company for nearly five years, two of those with the local office, and works closely with YoNash as the Branch Office Administrator.“As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money,” YoNash stated on his website. “It’s also important to understand the level of risk you’re comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals.”He recently joined the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, and is interested in joining other groups and clubs, so he can get to know people and join the community.YoNash’s office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 620-326-5927, or email daniel.yonash@edwardjones.com. Visit www.edwardjones.com for more information about the financial services that the company offers.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more