Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding team

first_imgThe members of a government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team (TGPF) for the Intan Jaya shooting case have convinced the wife and family members of slain Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani to allow the body to be autopsied as part of an ongoing investigation.Benny Mamoto of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas), who leads the field investigation unit, said the autopsy agreement was made during an initial investigation to gather information from Yeremia’s family.“Family consent for the autopsy was given by Yeremia’s family members, so it is only a matter of following up by the investigators,” Benny told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Four members of Yeremia’s family signed a police interrogation report (BAP) affirming their statements as witnesses after previously refusing to sign one, Benny said.He said the statements of the family members were necessary for the initial investigation because they were the last people who were with the victim before he was killed.“The witnesses were the ones who were at the scene of the crime, so the reports are about what they saw, what they experienced, what they heard from the victim and other things related to the victim,” Benny said.Read also: Papuans doubtful over govt team to probe shootings At first, the family members declined to sign the BAP, he said. He believed the reluctance was because of the language barrier, limited knowledge of the law and input from other parties.“We invited religious and community leaders to convince them and explain the legal process and the importance of witness testimony. Their interpreter also signed one, so they felt more comfortable and confident,” Benny added.The joint team has examined the scene of the shooting, the cemetery and the church and has questioned the victim’s family and a number of other witnesses.Benny said the team would continue investigating the shooting despite experiencing an attack reportedly launched by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) on Friday.“We will analyze and evaluate all the information, and we will report it to the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister [Mahfud MD] as the person in charge,” added Benny.He acknowledged that the difficult terrain and limited transportation and communication access were obstacles for the team.In addition to Yeremia’s death, which occurred on Sept. 19, the team will investigate other deaths that took place around the same time in September, including the shooting of a civilian named Badawi and of two TNI soldiers, Chief. Sgt. Sahlan and First Pvt. Dwi Akbar.The team has been given two weeks, starting from the formation of the group on Oct. 1, to report the results of the investigation to the government.Topics :last_img read more

Byron Bay buyer snaps up Coolangatta sky home for $2.825 million

first_img802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta. 802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta. 802/1 Haig St, Coolangatta.A BYRON Bay man has grabbed a bargain, paying $2.825 million for a Coolangatta sky home.The property last changed hands for $3.05 million in 2008. Armstrong Real Estate principal John Rankin negotiated the sale and said the Byron Bay buyer planned to move to the Gold Coast.“In his search he looked at a lot of different properties and had no intention of buying at that price point, but he fell in love with the place,” Mr Rankin said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“He was looking to spend sub $2 million.” The four-bedroom apartment at 802/1 Haig St is on the eighth floor of the Elysee Residences.It features stunning ocean views and an open-plan design across 1352sq m.Bi-fold doors, a butler’s pantry and a freestanding bath are among its luxury features.“It’s incredibly well designed,” Mr Rankin said. “It came too tempting for the buyer and the price we achieved is almost what it sold for off-the-plan.” last_img read more

New Surinamese Ambassador to Guyana appointed

first_img…pledges to deepen cultural ties with GuyanaPresident David Granger on Wednesday accepted a letter of credence from Ebu Jones at the Ministry of the Presidency, accrediting him as the new Surinamese Ambassador to Guyana.With the appointment of the new Ambassador, both Guyana and Suriname are seeking to improve their bilateral relationship through initiatives for sustainable development.In the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings and Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddell, Ambassador Jones posited that his country is looking at deepening cultural ties with Guyana.According to him, both countries have displayed mutual respect and understanding for each other since the establishment of their bilateral relationship in 1975, which has witnessed continuous collaboration in a number of sectors, including agriculture, fisheries, forestry and health. Going forward, Suriname is also seeking to boost trading operations with Guyana with the prospects of other collaborations.“The Government of Suriname believes that the main focus and coopFrom left: Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Karen Cummings; Suriname Ambassador to Guyana Ebu Jones; President David Granger; and Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Audrey Jardine-Waddelleration should be placed on achieving sustainability and in the pursuit of the development of country and people. It is therefore important and necessary that an atmosphere of peace, togetherness and friendship is being sustained. Emphasis should be placed on what binds us rather than what divides us,” the newly accredited Ambassador related.He added, “There is even more potential for collaboration in the sustainable use of our natural resources as well as exploring environmental tourism and agriculture opportunities both countries have to offer. Suriname also looks forward towards deepening the cultural relationship and intensifying economic trade activities.”President David Granger acknowledged his letter of credence, adding that the main focus will surround regional peace. This includes the elimination of illegal migration and money laundering among other issues which are seen as threats.“Guyana is committed towards ensuring that the South American continent remains a zone of peace. Peace in our region could be endangered by transnational threats such as trafficking of illegal weapons, narcotics and people; illegal migration; money laundering, environmental hazards and territorial controversies,” the president said.The idea of eradicating these issues were welcomed by both countries, who saw the appointment as an opportunity to combat difficult challenges faced in the past. As was mentioned, there is a large count of persons from the Guyanese Diaspora, who have been residing and contributing economically to Suriname.“Guyana looks forward to working with Suriname within the ambit of the Caribbean Community and the Guyana Suriname Corporation Council, to continue to improve trade, to intensify cultural, economic, environmental and social cooperation to combat transnational threats.”The new Ambassador had previously held the position of Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Next year, the countries will celebrate 45 years since the establishment of bilateral ties.last_img read more

Boston Marathon | Lawrence Cherono, Worknesh Degefa are champions

first_imgLawrence Cherono won the Boston Marathon men’s race Monday by the slimmest of margins.A three-person race down the stretch on Boylston Street turned into a two-man, all-out sprint, and Cherono, of Kenya, emerged in front of Lelisa Desisa. Unofficially, Cherono’s time was 2:07.50, while Desisa clocked a 2:08.00. Kenneth Kipkemoi faded in the final 300 yards and placed third in 2:08.06.Scott Fauble, in seventh, and Jared Ward, in eighth, were the top American finishers, crossing in 2:09.10 and …last_img read more

Pirates down Chiefs, defend MTN 8 title

first_imgFor the first time since 1988, Orlando Pirates beat arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in a cup final when they scored a 1-0 victory after extra time in the MTN 8 final at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday night. Eight was the Buccaneer’s lucky number: as winners of the top eight competition for an eighth time, Pirates picked up the winners’ cheque of R8-million. ControlAfter the break Pirates started to control the game and defender Siyabonga Sangweni headed narrowly over the crossbar from a corner kick. In the 70th minute a similar opportunity fell Sangweni’s way, but this time Amakhosi goalie Itumeleng Khune stopped Sangweni’s shot. with a smart one-handed save. In the last 10 minutes Chiefs’ substitute S’thembiso Ngcobo had two chances in quick succession to steal a victory for his side, but Pirates’ net-minder Moneeb Josephs stopped Ngcobo’s first shot with a good save low to his right and the striker was just wide of the mark with his second opportunity, a header from a corner. It was a successful defence of the title they claimed in October 2010 after a penalty shootout win over Moroka Swallows. The last team to achieve back-to-back titles in the competition was, ironically, their opponents in the final, Chiefs. It was also Pirates’ fourth title won out of the last five on offer. Fans of the Soweto giants won’t have to wait long for another derby. The teams meet at the FNB Stadium again on 17 September, but silverware won’t be up for grabs as it is a PSL match. A massive crowd of over 90 000 was subjected to a tepid first half, with neither team really threatening the other’s goal as a deadlocked battle took place in midfield. There were a couple of headed opportunities for both teams, but the goalkeepers dealt with them comfortably. ‘The happiest man in the world’Following his side’s win, Pirates’ coach Julio Leal said at the post-match press conference: “Tonight, I’m the happiest man in the world, not because we won but because we also played well. center_img 13 September 2011 WinnerChiefs pushed hard for victory in extra time, but it was Pirates who found the breakthrough, courtesy of midfielder Oupa Manyisa. He struck a long range shot that dipped and bounced awkwardly in front of goalkeeper Khune, who should have stopped it. However, the ball bounced a touch more than he expected and hit the back of the net. “I’m very happy to score another goal,” Manyisa said afterwards, “but what is important for me is to help the team win trophies. At the moment, I’m enjoying my football. I don’t want to take credit because at the end of the day we are playing as a team.” “This is a good start for us this season. It’s good for our confidence level. I think my players played very well, they fought very hard for the whole match. I think today we showed that we are a team that is capable of winning.” With time almost up and extra time beckoning striker Bongani Ndalula looked to have won it for the Buccaneers with a header, but referee Victor Hlungwani controversially decided that Ndalula had pushed Chiefs’ defender Dominic Isaacs and a free kick went the Amakhosi’s way. Television replays suggested that it was a harsh decision. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

West Liberty-Salem FFA Ag Administrator Dinner

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Reported by West Liberty-Salem FFA Reporter Alyssa AlfordGreg Johnson, Adalyn Caudill, Alyssa Alford, Camrin Rice, Trista Havens and Levi Woodruff.The West Liberty-Salem FFA chapter along with the four other Champaign county schools hosted this year’s Ag Administrator Dinner on October 7, 2019 at the Dragonfly Vineyard just north of Urbana. WL-S Middle/High School Principal Greg Johnson and treasurer Chelsea Baldwin both attended alongside FFA advisor Trista Havens and FFA officers Adalyn Caudill, Alyssa Alford and Camrin Rice. This event is to show our appreciation to our administrators for their support of our organization and to highlight the importance of agriculture to all of us. At the dinner, WL-S FFA president, Adalyn Caudill gave a speech on how FFA has positively impacted her life. Our guest speaker, Levi Woodruff who spoke about agriculture and agri-entrepreneurism.last_img read more

The Two Millionth Active Geocache – Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) – Geocache of the Week

first_imgJust one of the many congratulatory images left in a note on the two millionth geocache. Uploaded by geocacher paparazzi patsy, who added, “enjoy the honors of being the CO of the 2,000,000th cache!! And CONGRATULATIONS to the FTF!!!”Last week, we hit a major Geocaching milestone: our two millionth active geocache. This feat happened only three years after the millionth geocache, which means our favorite activity continues to grow by leaps and bounds. To continue the celebration, this week we’re featuring the geocache that put us at the two-million mark: Overwatch #1 (GC46N4E) near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.Part of the Geocaching congratulations package sent to rAMPant_1 from Geocaching HQ.Take one look at the log book and you’ll see just how excited the Geocaching community is about the two millionth geocache. There are more than 1500 notes from geocachers all over the world sending congratulations and well wishes to the geocache creator, rAMPant_1.Geocacher TheRadioheads writes, “Wow, what a milestone to have: we would like to add our congratulations on having the 2,000,000th cache published.” Geocaching HQ got in on congratulating rAMPant_1 by sending a Geocaching care package. The package includes personal tags from those that work at Geocaching HQ and Lackey Geocoins. Who knows, they may end up as swag in the 2,000,000th active geocache.And that geocache is no walk in the park. The difficulty and terrain are both 3.5 and the search includes a scramble up a short, steep slope. From ground zero, you’ll get an amazing view of Alice Springs and the surrounding country.View to the west from ground zero. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.So far, Overwatch #1 only has one find by geocacher tttedzeins, but we’re guessing that this geocache will have plenty of “found it” logs soon.Note posted on the “Overwatch #1”Are you planning on making the trip to Alice Springs to log the two millionth active geocache?Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] from the site of the two millionth geocache. Photo by the FTF, geocacher tttedzeins.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrating Two Million GeocachesFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Thank you to the Geocache Hiders Video – Celebrating the 2 Millionth Active GeocacheFebruary 27, 2013In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

BCCI retains panel hearing charges against Modi

first_imgThe BCCI on Saturday retained the three-member disciplinary committee probing charges of financial irregularities against Lalit Modi, rejecting the former IPL chairman’s demand for a reconstitution of the panel.The decision was taken at a Special General Meeting convened to resolve the matter after Modi’s counsel Mehmood Abdi pointed out last month that the panel did not have the BCCI General Body’s mandate.The committee comprises the trio of Chirayu Amin, Arun Jaitley and Jyotiraditya Scindia.”The committee had already got the BCCI’s approval in the Annual General Meeting but it was not recorded in the minutes of the meeting,” a BCCI source said after the meeting.Abdi had said that BCCI forgot to re-constitute the Committee for the year 2010-2011 at its AGM held in September.Modi’s camp had consistently opposed the nomination of Amin and Jaitley, both members of the IPL Governing Council when it was headed by Modi, citing bias.last_img read more

TCI cautioned ahead of 2016 Compliance Evaluations by the CFATF

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Apr 2015 – The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force told Magnetic Media that the Turks and Caicos has to be careful if it is going to stand up to the scrutiny of the CFATF when evaluations come around next year. Jefferson Clarke, Law Enforcement Advisor, CFATF: “Is relatively out of the third round, what we refer to as the third round evaluations. They (TCI) will be evaluated sometime in 2016 or thereabouts and they will be evaluated against the new methodologies. There are a number of things the TCI will now have to put in place in order to meet the new standards. So in terms of a comparison between where you were then and where you are now, it is probably not fair to make a comparison, but I’d like to say the road ahead, if you are not careful is not going to be paved as smoothly as you think.”Jefferson Clarke was one of the presenters last month at the Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Conference co-hosted by the Financial Intelligence Agency branch of the Financial Services Commission, FSC. Mr. Clarke, who is the Law Enforcement Advisor to the CFATF, said all of the member countries, which number 27, have significantly improved to measure up to the 40 regulations and standards laid out by the CFATF; but with the goal posts shifting slightly, there is new work to be done and it will be more expensive and more tedious.“There is no room to really relax, because we are discovering after the first few countries were evaluated with this new methodology – first country was Trinidad and Tobago, the second country is gonna be Jamaica and in the wider world, we had Norway, Spain and Australia – but we are discovering the new methodology is very burdensome, so because of the increased burdens it demands resources.”Clarke admitted there may be a need for technical assistance, but explained that the TCI has the professional expertise, that the FIA has recently been empowered by new legislation and he believes there is willingness by the TCI Government to color within the lines, so to speak. The evaluation will test the TCIs ability in the area of due diligence when it comes to inward investment in particular. These comments from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force become particularly important in light of the recent news that the Desarrollos Hotel Group is linked to an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC of the United States. Government has still not commented on the matter which may jeopardize a recently signed $224 million dollar Ritz Carlton hotel project agreement. Related Items:Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, jefferson clarkecenter_img TCIG Enganging Its Stakeholders Through Compliance Conference Three Agencies synergize for Anti-Money Laundering Conferencelast_img read more