Police stop investigating alleged university graft

first_img“We will investigate the case with the secretary-general,” she said. Chatarina also said the ministry would return the case to the police if they found evidence that indicated a crime had taken place. Earlier in May, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested DAN, the head of staffing of UNJ, and seized US$1,200 and Rp 27.5 million ($1,850) that was reportedly to be given to education ministry officials as holiday bonuses.The KPK  handed the case over to the police as it claimed that there had been no involvement from state officials in the case. (aly)Topics : The Jakarta Police have stopped an investigation into alleged bribery involving a Jakarta State University (UNJ) staff member, claiming no laws had been violated.“After questioning [44] witnesses and two expert witnesses, we didn’t find any violations,” Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.The police also reconstructed the case at the Education and Culture Ministry, where the alleged graft took place, and found no indication that illicit funds had changed hands.  “Therefore, the investigators decided to stop the investigation [into the UNJ case],” he said. He added that the police would hand over the case to the ministry. Read also: KPK, not police, should investigate university graft case, ICW saysActing education ministry inspector general Chatarina Muliana Girsang said the ministry would examine whether an ethics violation had occurred in the case. last_img read more

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Sharon Gray

first_imgA true advocate and supporter of Touch in South Australia, Sharon Gray continues to dedicate her time to supporting the growth of Touch Football in grassroots communities. A long time player and national representative, Sharon uses her expertise and time to encourage and develop touch programs in secondary schools encouraging participation by both students and teachers. Sharon is also the permit managers for Eastern Stingrays, a role that is critical to the function of State League.last_img

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Stars Fly Mozzy Air For Malaria No More

first_imgBritish entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller, actor David Arquette, US Smash star Katharine McPhee, soul singer Aloe Blacc, African superstar Yvonne Chaka Chaka and the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Malaria Ray Chambers, are all sharing their malaria stories in support of Malaria No More UK’s democratic awareness campaign Mozzy Air.Mozzy Air is a fictitious airline that flies to over 100 malaria destinations and features powerful stories from people from all walks of life across the UK, US and Africa affected by malaria. It is brought to life through an interactive infographic of a world map with flight paths to malarious countries.“The reason I’ve chosen to support the malaria fight, which isn’t widely known, is that malaria is a special cause for me for lots of reasons,” shared Simon Fuller. “Firstly, my Dad was an RAF pilot in the Second World War and, during a spell working in Burma, he sadly contracted malaria. It was the type of malaria that reoccurs and so he suffered from it his whole life. That was my first introduction to malaria and just how serious it can be. Fortunately, we had the resources to get the necessary medicine and he lived to a ripe old age.The next thing that happened that introduced me to malaria in a more direct way, was when my Dad left the RAF and decided to become a teacher. Rather than working in England, he decided to teach overseas, so at the age of five I found myself living in Ghana, West Africa – a country I grew to love. It’s also a country where malaria affects the entire population, all 24 million people are at risk.“So at the age of five I was given this little white pill, to help prevent malaria, which my Mum used to put into chocolates because it tasted really bad. I took this pill every day for five years. It was also my job to spray the house every day with the mosquito spray to keep the mosquitoes at bay, and so malaria really has been quite a significant part of my life. Some of my fondest memories are of my childhood in Ghana. I truly love that country and have been back many times. I’m proud when I see the work that is being achieved in Ghana and across Africa thanks to many organisations including Malaria No More UK. Ghana has become a shining light in the battle against malaria and with our help, long may it continue. So that’s my story”.Mozzy Air aims to raise mass awareness about the impact and scale of malaria which today affects around half of the world’s population. It also encourages British travellers to get protected before heading overseas and asks people to interact by ‘sharing their own story’ on malaria. Personal stories are a compelling way to increase understanding about malaria, a preventable disease that claims the life of a child every minute. “I’ll never forget my recent trip to Senegal with Malaria No More where I met a guy named El Hadj.,” said David Arquette. “He’d lost his 11-year old daughter to malaria, and made it his life’s goal that no other parent would have to suffer the same loss that he did. He’s since gone around to his village and 66 villages in the surrounding area and they’ve reduced the rate of malaria down from 3,500 deaths last year to almost non-existent. I was humbled and inspired by all I saw.”“I journeyed with Malaria No More to see the primary school I built in Burkina Faso, West Africa where malaria is the main reason children miss school,” adds Katharine McPhee. “I left incredibly touched by the fact that something as simple as a mosquito net transforms the life of a baby, student, headmistress, or a new mother.”Aloe Blacc says: “I had an eye-opening trip earlier this year, leaving my home in the US to visit Ghana with Malaria No More UK. I wanted to learn all I could about malaria and see its day-to-day impact on people’s lives and the country at large. We had an unforgettable visit to a primary school where I asked a classroom full of children: “Who has been affected by malaria?” Every single child raised their hand. The scale of the disease was jaw dropping”.To help drive the campaign, British fashion brand and Malaria No More UK supporter Jack Wills have provided an incentive: those who share their story are entered into a draw to win a £50 Jack Wills voucher and Malaria No More bracelet – a unisex bracelet currently sold by Jack Wills that is handcrafted in Africa to help save lives from malaria. Four of these prizes will be given away during the campaign.Mozzy Air has already reached over two million people on Twitter and offers the chance to check in to a flight by using #MozzyAir on Twitter. It has also been promoted on facebook by famous faces including Malaria No More UK Leadership Council Member Andy Murray, whose post read: “I get to travel a lot and this brought a smile to my face: Mozzy Air is a spoof airline from Malaria No More UK. A fun concept with an important message: make sure you know how to protect yourself from malaria, especially if you’re planning to travel…”Arabella Gilchrist, Communications Director for Malaria No More UK says: “We are inspired by and grateful to everyone who has shared their story so far. We have received a wealth of eclectic personal accounts – each one is a testimony of the human impact caused by malaria and inspires support for our cause. We hope the latest experiences shared through Mozzy Air will fuel further story submissions to help us raise vital awareness to save lives from malaria”.last_img read more

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Ryan Reynolds named 2017 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

first_imgCanadian actor Ryan Reynolds has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding student theatrical group. Advertisement Last year’s Man of the Year was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Previous winners include Bob Hope, Warren Beatty and Robin Williams. The 2017 Woman of the Year hasn’t yet been announced. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement The group said in a statement Friday it is “proud to honour such a talented and diverse actor, whose seamless transition across multiple genres captures audiences and keeps them coming back to see what’s next.”last_img read more

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Fax advertisers hanging on in industry grappling with growth of social media

first_imgFollow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press Sam Ayoub knows a thing or two about making money in an unlikely place.He has been convincing companies for the last 24 years to drop cash on a marketing medium from a previous era: fax advertising.Ayoub and his InFax business operate seven offices across Canada that fire off more than 60 million faxes a year for clients advertising everything from events and financing services to travel packages and education seminars.Ayoub knows his business and others like it are “the underdog.”Their missives sometimes spit out of machines that are covered with a thick layer of dust and reaching a wide audience can now be done with a few clicks and amplified even further for a couple extra dollars via email and social media.Still Ayoub believes his business is surviving due to his ability to deliver messages right to the heart of offices and avoiding the main trouble of online advertising: the human tendency to scroll past it.“The perception is getting higher that fax broadcasting is irrelevant,” Ayoub admitted. “Clients have tried many marketing tools in order to get some returns. They always come back to fax broadcast because the returns are still there.”InFax’s website shows it charges 30 cents a page when a customer is sending 200 to 400 faxes, but the rate drops as low as two cents a page for clients sending 100,000 faxes or more.By contrast, you can run campaigns on Facebook and Twitter for as little as a few dollars, though reaching a larger or more targeted audience can be more expensive.The strength of the content and the frequency with which someone encounters it determines how much traction an advertisement can get, though it can be hard to know what kind of returns it generates because fax technology isn’t rooted in clicks and analytics.However, Ayoub suspects clients are still finding returns because he has customers who pour considerable money into a campaign every week or month.Not everyone agrees. Ryan Moore, the owner of a Toronto-based jewellery business that specializes in custom pieces, says he spent about $400 for a company to send about 2,000 faxes every week for three months, but found the results disappointing.“There is no return on it,” he said. “I prefer Facebook and Instagram. We get more business from that than fax marketing.”David Soberman, a University of Toronto marketing professor, said direct mail and traditional media advertising have been hit hard by the digital era, but fax marketers have suffered mainly because reliance on fax machines has dwindled at offices outside the health care and legal professions, which still use them for sensitive documents.“Marketing relies on having significant penetration within a segment,” he said. “It’s an older demographic that has fax machines. I have never heard of young adults or millennials having a fax machine.”Diego Diaz, president of Toronto-based Fax Marketing Canada, said clients are still finding returns on fax marketing, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the industry is as rosy as it was in its prime.Diaz has had to restructure his company, close two of its offices and invest in other ventures because of a 70 per cent drop in business.He’s watched travel companies turn away from fax marketing to use Expedia or other travel websites for advertising instead. Private health-care businesses used to bring in anywhere from $25,000 to $45,000 a month in sales because they used fax marketing to advertise to U.S. customers without insurance, but many of them went out of business after the introduction of Obamacare.Now, he said he’s left with “mom-and-pop” businesses and medical companies advertising seminars, supplies and research directly to doctors.“There is still room to make money, but I think one day, maybe in the next 10 years, it will be gone,” he said.“It was a good ride while it lasted.”last_img read more

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Shami’s wife detained for creating ruckus

first_imgAmroha (UP): Cricketer Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan was detained for breach of peace after she allegedly created a ruckus at her husband’s house in Alipur village here, police said Monday. Police said they received a call from Shami’s house Sunday night. The cricketer’s mother alleged that Jahan had forcefully entered the house and created ruckus, SP (Amroha) Vipin Tada said. Jahan was detained for breach of peace and produced before a sub-divisional magistrate’s court. She was later released by the court after depositing bail bonds, the officer said. Talking to reporters after her release, Shami’s wife said, “These people are violating my rights. Shami is my husband and I have complete right over his house. But whenever I have tried to stay in that house, my in-laws have tried to throw me and my infant daughter out.”last_img read more

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Ohio State mens lacrosse sets lofty goals for 2013

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is heading into the 2013 season looking to shake off the sting of back-to-back losses in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals in 2011 and 2012. Coach Nick Myers said his team’s growth in the off-season might be enough to make that hope a reality. “We’re a team that’s fighting and clawing to get better every day, I’m really happy with the effort we’ve put forth in practice,” Myers said. “I think right now the coaching staff is probably most thankful for the leadership that we’re getting and the way these guys are responding to the challenges that we’re putting in front of them.” The team can look for leadership in returning seniors Logan Schuss, Dominique Alexander and Kevin Mack, who will all join the Ohio Machine at the end of the season after being drafted in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft. Alexander, a midfielder and co-captain for the Buckeyes, said he’s excited to play for the Machine but won’t let his future distract him from his duties at OSU. “(Getting drafted) was pretty awesome, my family was pretty excited,” Alexander said. “Obviously my focus right now is the season, but it’s definitely something to look forward to.” In front of a sold-out crowd, the Buckeyes defeated Team Canada, 17-10, in its preseason opener on Jan. 20. And even though it’s early, some members of the team said their sights are already set on making it to the sport’s biggest stage. “I think the goal is definitely to get to the NCAA tournament, and once you get there anything can happen,” said junior goalie Greg Dutton. “I think we have the guys to do it, and I think we are a lot more mature than we have been in past years. We’ve got good senior leadership and we should have the expectation to make the tournament.” Like Dutton, Schuss has been named to the 2013 Preseason All-American team by Inside Lacrosse. The attacker was named last season’s ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, and Myers hopes for similar production this season. “I think Logan’s a guy that benefits off his teammates’ ability. He has incredible talent but he’ll be the first to tell you he’s as good as the five guys around him helping make plays,” Myers said. “I certainly think he is one of the best players in the country.” No. 20 OSU is set to play No. 12 Syracuse Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more

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US qualifies for 2014 World Cup beats Mexico 20 in Columbus

The overwhelming roar of 24,584 fans screaming “dos a cero,” was the only audible thing in Crew Stadium at the end of the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s 2-0 victory over Mexico in a 2014 World Cup Qualifying match. The win, coupled with a tie between Honduras and Panama, officially qualifies the men for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and it is the team’s fourth straight win over Mexico in Columbus since 2001.Before the match even began, fans of both teams were jumping up and down and yelling chants of support for their teams. The smell of beer, fireworks and body odor lingered in the air throughout the match.The U.S. beat Mexico by the same score in the last World Cup qualifying match played in Columbus in 2009.Not even five minutes into the second half, U.S. forward Landon Donovan took a corner kick and placed it perfectly into the box for teammate and fellow forward Eddie Johnson, who scored the game’s first goal, sending the crowd into a frenzy.“This is awesome!,” said Tom Shutt, who attended his first match of international play Tuesday. “We missed the game here last year and we weren’t going to miss it again this year.”Last year, the U.S. team played Jamaica in Columbus and won 1-0 in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match.Almost exactly 30 minutes later, the U.S. recorded a second goal, giving the team a 2-0 cushion with 12 minutes remaining. Donovan scored from almost point-blank after receiving a pass from the right side of the box from midfielder Mix Diskerud. The fans went wild.“It’s overwhelming,” said David Wintman from New York. “I’ve been to other sporting events before, but the energy here — it’s insane!”The U.S. had a chance to make it a 3-0 victory in extra time when forward Clint Dempsey was tripped up in the box by a Mexico defender. Dempsey missed the penalty kick and not even a minute later the referee blew his whistle to end the match.“It was very exciting!” said Asia Tonti, an OSU graduate student attending the game. “Everyone was very supportive of the team during a much needed victory. I am very proud of the way Columbus looks tonight.” read more

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Theo Walcott hopeful of England recall

first_imgEverton winger Theo Walcott insists that he still hopes of earning a recall into the England squadWalcott became the youngest player to represent the senior team at international level in May 2006 at the age of 17, when he came on as a second-half substitute in a 3-1 friendly win over Hungary.However, after making no appearances in the 2006 World Cup, Walcott’s international career has gradually declined over the years with the now 29-year-old having been omitted from the Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup teams.In fact, there has been no call-up for Walcott since 2016.But Walcott is hoping that his strong start at Everton this season, which has seen him score two goals in his three Premier League appearances, will change that.“My ambition is to play well for this club, and for this club to achieve what I believed they can when I joined it. And then if I play well, then who knows?” said Walcott, according to the Independent.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“But yes, that’s obviously that’s one big thing for me to get back into the England squad,” The Independent quotes Walcott as saying.“I haven’t been in there for a couple of years now but yes, if I continue to play the right stuff I’ll hopefully get back in there.“But my goal isn’t to be thinking of England, my goal is to be playing well for Everton football club first, and then obviously we can cross that bridge when we come to it.“But yes, obviously you always want to play for your country. I’ve got 47 caps and I want that to be a lot more. So yes, I’ll continue to play well and we’ll see where that takes me.”Walcott has scored eight goals in 47 appearances for the Three Lions.last_img read more

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Arnautovic believes he let Bilic down

first_imgHis former West Ham United manager was sacked after a bad run in the English Premier League and the Austrian feels responsible for itSlaven Bilic spent only two years with West Ham United.The coach was sacked last November after defeats piled up for his team.And for Austrian footballer Marko Arnautovic, he and his teammates should have done more to help their manager.“People were hammering me,” Arnautovic told reporters was quoted by Four Four Two.“They said I didn’t track back. I watched the video and I tracked back.”“I was always with my full-back. People expected more because I came here for a lot of money. I needed to do some special things,” he added.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It would be harsh to say he [Bilic] was sacked because of me. Maybe there were a couple of occasions when I let him down.”“I have a lot of respect for Slaven. I love him as a human being and as a coach. I let him down a little bit and I think he thought that as well,” Arnautovic continued.“When he saw me playing as a striker and scoring goals, it wasn’t easy for him.”When your striker sprints 50 yards to make sure the ball goes out of play and stop the opposition from breaking… ? pic.twitter.com/v0JG6Fv3YR— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 19, 2018last_img read more

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