Clueless winning bidder of Jokowi’s motorcycle deals with police after failing to pay
A man, who was named the winning bidder in a charity auction of a Rp 2.55 billion (US$172,715) electric motorcycle owned and signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, was questioned by the Jambi Police on Thursday after failing to pay.M. Nuh was investigated by the police after he failed to come up with the money after winning the bid in a virtual charity concert on Sunday.Nuh, a construction worker, claimed he was not aware that he had taken part in the bidding, said Jambi Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Santyabudi.”After the questioning, we found out that [Nuh] did not know that he participated in an auction. He thought he won [the motorcycle] as a gift at the charity event,” Firman said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.The concert, a fundraiser for people affected by COVID-19, was organized by People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo, the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).Sunday’s concert, entitled Berbagi Kasih Bersama Bimbo (Sharing the Love with Bimbo), was aired live by state-run television broadcaster TVRI. The event managed to raise more than Rp 4 billion in donations.Firman said Nuh went to the police on Thursday after the auction management asked him to pay the Rp 2.5 billion. “He was afraid so he went to the Pasar district police in Jambi city, asking for protection,” he said, adding that Nuh was not arrested.In response, MPR Speaker Bambang requested on Friday that the Jambi Police drop the case.“We do not see any problem at all [regarding Nuh’s misunderstanding], and I’ve requested the Jambi Police to let him go,” Bambang said as quoted by kompas.com.He went on to say that several businessmen had contacted him to request another round of bidding as they were interested in the motorcycle, branded as Gesits. (nal)Topics :
West Ham complete Tottenham and Arsenal north London stadium double
West Ham complete Tottenham and Arsenal north London stadium double Advertisement West Ham recorded their first away win in the Premier League since December (Picture: Getty)‘I have been busting it out in the clubs and I thought I have to bring it on the pitch. I love to bring out a bit of personality out there.‘We have two games left. Hopefully we will finish the season strong.’Antonio’s goal also helped West Ham complete a double of sorts, given they were the first visiting team to win at the Emirates back in April 2007.Bobby Zamora’s goal helped secure a 1-0 win which helped kick-start his side’s unlikely survival bid.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Michael Antoino scored the first goal Tottenham have conceded at their new stadium (Picture: Getty)West Ham completed a north London double by becoming the first visiting team to win at Tottenham’s new stadium.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had won all four of their previous matches at their new home without conceding a goal prior to the visit of the Hammers.A victory would all but have guaranteed Spurs a place in next season’s Champions League ahead of the first leg of their European semi-final with Ajax on Tuesday, but Michail Antonio’s superb goal midway through the second half secured a rare away win for Mauricio Pellegrini’s side.Latching on to Marko Arnautovic’s inch-perfect pass, Antonio bustled his way past Ben Davies and lashed his shot beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Apr 2019 2:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link43Shares Bobby Zamora’s goal helped West Ham become the first away team to win at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Vincent Janssen, Tottenham’s forgotten man, almost rescued a point for the hosts deep in stoppage time but his header was spectacularly cleared off the line by Fabian Balbuena.‘It is beautiful,’ Antonio said afterwards. ‘We came here and put ourselves in history and it is only right West Ham did it.‘They are a big rival for us, it goes way back so to be the first team to win here is great and the fans love it.‘This celebration is from a guy called Dan Rue on Instagram who does these crazy dance moves. Comment
Batesville student earns Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship
Batesville, In. —Batesville High School senior Jenna Ertel is the first woman from the area to earn the Indiana Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship. Ertel now has $1,000 to spend on her future education endeavors.Three more local scholarship winners will be announced in the coming weeks.This story will be updated.
Cardinals Weekend Track Results At Roncalli
Saint Louis Track & Field travelled to Roncalli High School for a CYO meet on Sunday, April 28 with teams from St Jude’s, Immaculate Heart of Mary’s, and Christ the King. This meet was set up differently from most of our regular season schedule, with multiple age groups and a few unique events. The Cardinal team was short-handed, and only competed in 7th-8th grade girls and 5th-6th grade boys.Although points and team places were not published by age group, the girls team scored 23 points and the boys scored 19.Event winners were:Marc Meneses – ShotputSadie Wachsmann – ShotputHenry Wanstrath – High JumpKate Weber – High Jump3rd place was claimed by:Santiago Schutte – 800M runAllie Savage – 200M dashElla Moster, Allie Savage, Lilly Schebler, Ava Owens – 4x100M relayHenry Wanstrath, Christian Mack, Marc Meneses, Santiago Schutte – 800M medley relay4th place was earned by:Lilly Schebler – ShotputSantiago Schutte – Long JumpKate Weber – 1600M run5th place went to:Allie Savage – 100M dashKate Weber – 400M runPersonal records were:400M – Kate Weber800M – Sadie Wachsmann200M – Lilly ScheblerThe Cardinals continue their season with two more meets this week, at South Ripley and at the Connersville Invitational.
MMH Foundation to Host ‘Gnome Place Like Home No-Go’ Gala
Batesville, IN — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Margaret Mary Health (MMH) Foundation’s signature event and largest fundraiser of the year, is, unfortunately, a no-go. However, this year, they are requesting the community’s absence at the ‘Gnome Place Like Home No-Go Gala.’ No suit, dress, uncomfortable shoes, or even a gnome costume is necessary: just a desire to support the Margaret Mary Health Foundation.Be on the lookout for their special plea video on their social media, which can be watched from the comfort of your home. Upload a video of your best dance moves as part of the ‘Dance Like Gnome One’s Watching’ challenge and consider making a donation during the Week of Giving, which will enable the foundation to continue its mission of improving the health and wellness of families in the surrounding communities.Throughout the month of September, follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@margaretmaryhealthfoundation) to participate in the Week of Giving, view the Special Plea video, dance challenge submissions, and much more. For more information, visit them online at mmhealth.org/no-go-gala.
Community gives input on Figueroa Street renovations
Architects, engineers, government officials, students and community members met Tuesday to discuss plans to renovate a significant portion of the Figueroa Corridor streetscape.The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project will create plans to redesign curbs, pavement, buildings, lights and landscapes across Figueroa in an effort to encourage community bonds, economic development and mobility.The workshop was held to hear feedback from the community about future plans and ideas for the $20 million Figueroa street renovation.“I believe the best streets in the world are those where the physical nature of the street goes hand in hand with the culture of the street,” said Oliver Schulze, one of the design directors from Gehl Architects pioneering the project. “In order to design a great street we need to understand what goes on at that street.”The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project covers more than three miles of Figueroa Street between 11th and 41st streets, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street to Vermont Avenue. The project is led by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.One of the biggest objectives is to make Figueroa more conducive for walking and bicycling, Schulze said. This means creating a “comfortable and cool” environment that is safe and accessible for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders.Schulze also hopes to minimize the presence and impact of vehicular traffic by providing easier connectivity between housing and transit.“Figueroa can be an iconic street that can represent something great about its host city Los Angeles,” Schulze said. “Figueroa is waiting for an improvement and it needs to become a much more active place that’s fast and safe.”With upcoming infrastructure improvements on Figueroa, city planners said they hope to encourage more housing developments within the area.Paul Nagakura from Selbert Perkins Designs in Los Angeles said he hopes to some day use Figueroa as a weekend destination for his wife and daughter.“Right now Figueroa has some highlights, but as a whole it’s not well-connected,” Nagakura said. “There are some areas that are not as safe and it is difficult for people to see this as a destination.”Schulze’s architecture firm analyzed public space in Figueroa. It worked with students from USC, UCLA and other representatives to help determine what the culture and traffic activity is like on Figueroa.“The Figueroa Corridor does not become a dividing line between these activities, but more as a connector between these profiles,” Schulze said. “You should overlap evening activity with daytime activity in USC.“Alex Boekelheide, director of online and print communications at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, said he bikes from Downtown Los Angeles to USC nearly every day along Figueroa.“I’d like to see more safety for bicyclists, especially with more students living in Downtown,” Boekelheide said. “There’s a strip of fast food chains, [so] anything to add a bit of variety would help a lot.”
USC leans on defense yet again in win over UCLA
No matter which college basketball powerhouses USC competes against in the non-conference portion of the schedule, the two biggest games of the season are against UCLA.In his first three games against the crosstown rivals, Trojans coach Kevin O’Neill is undefeated.“I guess that is important around here,” O’Neill said about beating UCLA. “It is not just another game. It is a big win for us.”A standing-room-only student section packed the Galen Center to see USC (10-6, 2-1) earn its fourth consecutive victory against UCLA (9-6, 1-2) on Sunday, 63-52.“[The win] means everything to us,” senior forward Alex Stepheson said. “The whole city of Los Angeles watches this game.”Feeding off the rowdy sold-out crowd, the Trojans opened the game on a 10-4 run. However, after junior guard Jio Fontan committed a flagrant foul against UCLA forward Reeves Nelson, the Bruins went on a 5-0 run and led 30-28 by halftime.UCLA came into the game having never lost in the eight games that they led at halftime. Unfazed, the Trojans set the tempo to begin the second half, opening on a 12-4 run and never relinquishing the lead.“The crowd helped pick us up,” Stepheson said. “They were the sixth man, and gave us an energy boost in the second half when we needed it.”The Trojans received dominating performances from Stepheson and junior forward Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic had a game-high 20 points. Stepheson added 13 points and 16 rebounds, including six offensive rebounds.In the first half, senior guard Marcus Simmons was able to contain forward Tyler Honeycutt, the Bruins’ second leading scorer. It took Honeycutt over ten minutes to score his first basket, at which point Simmons was resting on the bench. Honeycutt only scored four points in the first half. With Simmons sidelined for much of the second half with foul trouble, guards Fontan, Bryce Jones and Donte Smith split time frustrating Honeycutt, who finished with 10 points and tied his season-high with seven turnovers.While Honeycutt did not provide his standard offensive production in the first half, forward Reeves Nelson, UCLA’s leading scorer, flourished. Nelson made his first five field goal attempts, and finished the opening half with 12 points. However, USC managed to make adjustments defensively in the second half, only allowing Nelson to score two points after halftime.Fontan had 10 points and three assists for the Trojans. Freshman guard Maurice Jones added nine points and four steals.Despite the 11-point win, O’Neill was not entirely pleased with his team’s performance, pointing out the fact that Bruins made 57.1 percent of their shots in the first half, and the Trojans only made half of their free throw attempts.“We know that [UCLA] will play better next time,” O’Neill said. “We will have to play better the entire game to have a chance to win.”USC will embark on their first road trip of the Pac-10 Conference season, traveling to Eugene to play Oregon on Thursday, and then to Corvallis to take on Oregon State Saturday.
All Blacks rally to beat Barbarians
Led by former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, the Barbarians were 17-10 ahead at half-time on Saturday thanks to tries from Kiwi pair Richie Mo’unga and George Bridge, as well as Australian Sam Carter.Steve Hansen’s men, missing a host of rested and injured regulars, remained in sight thanks to TJ Perenara and Vaea Fifita’s scores.For all their good early work, the Barbarians were blown away in the space of six second-half minutes, as Ngani Laumape, Sam Cane and Nathan Harris all crossed to turn the match on its head. Temporary captain Beauden Barrett converted all three tries to make it 31-17, as the out-of-favour Julian Savea, overlooked for New Zealand’s November internationals and appearing for the Barbarians against his countrymen, had a quiet match by his own high standards in west London.Brotherly ! A touching moment as @ardiesavea and @juliansavea7 meet in the tunnel before kick off.#BARvNZL pic.twitter.com/3ff1prDGDn— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 4, 2017The same cannot be said of wing Naholo, who lit up the first half by dancing through two attempted tackles right on the touchline to return Perenara’s offload and allow the scrum-half to claim his team’s first try.Laumape, meanwhile, a man nicknamed the Mini Bus, was instrumental in driving the All Blacks’ second-half onslaught, the massed ranks of the Barbarians defence proving unable to stop the Hurricanes centre from barging over in the 53rd minute. Deans’ side refused to give up but were unable to muster an effective response until the last minute of the game, a breakaway Bridge try reducing the deficit after Tim Perry, Matt Duffie and Asafo Aumua all received New Zealand debuts off the bench. The victory leaves the Rugby Championship winners to prepare for more searching examinations against France, Scotland and Wales, when the All Blacks XV is likely to take on a more predictable appearance.
Pukpuks ready to snap Solomon Islands Hunters
Pukpuks coach, Sydney Wesley says his team is more than ready to take on the Hunters.The Pukpuks are one game away from retaining the Oceania Rugby Cup trophy and Wesley knows tomorrow’s game will be the toughest in this tournament.“We know Solomon Islands will be desperate for a win.”“I’ve driven that message into the players that our job is not done yet and to keep playing to our game plan,” said Wesley.While the Pukpuks will be missing fullback Jonah Kautu who is sick, winger Wesley Vali returns to the starting side from injury.Wesley said while Solomon Islands boast one of the biggest forward packs, his team will work around this.“They have a much bigger pack, but we’ll still have the upper hand if we can run around them and tire them out. It will be competitive right across the park and we’re ready for this,” said Wesley.Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3:30pm at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium.
Tonga Rugby Union broke
President and the executive chairman of TRU, Fe‘ao Vunipola admitted that the union’s mountain of debts amount to hundreds of thousands of Pa’anga that go back over several years.Fe’ao told the Matangi Tonga Online that the Tonga Rugby Union property and office at Hala Salote, Fasi-moe-afi had been in receivership since October last year, when they could not keep up the repayment of their TOP$300,000 (K400,000) debt to Carinat Sport Marketing, Hong Kong. Carinat was an agent that bought the uniforms for Tonga’s Under 20, Tonga A and the ‘Ikale Tahi teams in 2012. He said in October 2015, the Supreme Court had placed TRU assets under the receivership and ordered that the TRU pay Carinat Sport Marketing USD$1000 a month. The Carinat representative in Tonga is lawyer Ralph Stevenson. Fe‘ao said they have kept up the payments and had paid, probably, about USD$4000, but last month, February, they could not keep up with the monthly payments. They were looking forward for the 600,000 pounds annual contribution from World Rugby that was scheduled to arrive on March 15, but it did not materialise. World Rugby withheld their contribution because of the TRU’s mounting debts and the fact that the Supreme Court had put TRU assets under receivership. Fe’ao said the only option left was to seek government assistance, and fortunately government was willing to hear their problems. He said the Tonga Government had always been willing to prop up rugby, and during the last Rugby World Cup, contributed about $1 million to the Tonga Rugby Union. Fe’ao said he had informed Stevenson that he had consulted government and he was hopeful that they would help them. He believed the creditors were willing to give him more time to negotiate with government. Meanwhile, Fe’ao planned to call a special meeting of the TRU on April 1 to amend the TRU Constitution in preparation for the Annual General Meeting at the end of April or early May. The proposed amendment to the Constitution is for the Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva to be the president of the TRU, and for the election of a chairman and a deputy chairman of the board. He said that World Rugby representatives will be in Tonga from April 5-7 to meet with representatives of the TRU and with government. He was hopeful that following these meetings, the World Rugby would release their annual financial contribution to the TRU. The current members of the board of the TRU are: President and executive chairman, his deputy Manu Mataele, with three representatives, one each from Vava’u, Ha’apai and ‘Eua, and a representative each from Eastern, Western and Tongatapu as a whole.