Police arrest customary leader in Central Kalimantan over land dispute

first_imgThe Central Kalimantan Police reportedly arrested the customary leader of the Laman Kinipan community, Effendi Buhing, on Wednesday in relation to a years-long land dispute between the indigenous group and palm oil company PT Sawit Mandiri Lestari (SML).The National Committee on Agrarian Reform (KNPA) said in a statement that at least six of the community members had been criminalized by the company and the police so far, including Effendi.“Today we witness again the criminalization of a Laman Kinipan public figure who has been struggling to defend and protect his customary land from eviction,” the KNPA said Wednesday, adding that tensions had escalated recently prior to the arrest.The community members had also experienced intimidation from the company, who made use of the security personnel to “end the indigenous community’s fight over their land”, the committee went on.The Laman Kinipan community was expelled from their land in Lamandau regency in 2018 as SML claimed to have obtained permits to manage around 19,000 hectares of the land.Read also: Indigenous peoples see Jokowi’s omnibus bill as threat to their landThe first permit, No. 1/I/PKH/PNBN/2015, was issued by the Environment and Forestry Ministry in March 2015, while the second was issued by the National Land Agency in 2017 under registry number 82/HGU/KEM-ATR/BPN/2017.The KNPA said the permit issuance was “legally flawed” because the process had neglected the consent of the Laman Kinipan community who had lived in and managed the land for generations. The KNPA had further urged the government to stop the plunder and criminalization of the indigenous people.The Central Kalimantan police separately claimed that Effendi was found to be the mastermind behind a violent theft inside the SML plantation area in June.Effendi, the police said, had ordered four other members of the community named Riswan, Teki, Embang and Semar to take a chainsaw from workers at the plantation by force.“Riswan, Teki, Embang and Semar said during questioning that Efendi Buhing had masterminded the robbery,” the police spokesperson said, claiming that all procedures of the arrest had been properly conducted.Topics :last_img read more

Dani Ceballos drops Arsenal exit hint after Chelsea draw

first_imgCeballos has not featured for Arsenal since November (Getty Images)‘I’ll miss those goals with the left foot bro!’ Ceballos wrote. ‘You deserve all the good that happens to you.’But despite his lack of playing time since recovering from his injury, Mikel Arteta has insisted that Ceballos is part of his plans for the remainder of the campaign.‘Dani had an injury where he was out for almost two months and had to go to Madrid for his rehab,’ Arteta said earlier this month.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He came back and in the first few weeks, I didn’t think that he was physically at the level to compete for starting games.‘It’s true that I have players in that position who have been performing really well, and last week when I believed that he was ready to step in, I decided to pick another player.‘But he’s been training good, I’m happy with him and I know him really well, so there’s no issues there.’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 Dani Ceballos looks set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season (TGS Photo/REX)Dani Ceballos has hinted that he won’t be extending his stay at Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Tuesday evening.The Gunners came from behind on two occasions at Stamford Bridge to rescue a point as Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin cancelled out goals from Jorginho and Cesar Azpilicueta.Ceballos, meanwhile, was left on the bench once again and is still yet to make an appearance since recovering from a hamstring injury which has kept him sidelined since November.The midfielder is currently on a season-long loan from Real Madrid but it appears his move will not be made permanent.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn a reply to Bellerin’s Instagram post after the match against Chelsea, Ceballos suggested that he will not remain at Arsenal after the season has finished. Dani Ceballos drops Arsenal exit hint after Chelsea draw Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jan 2020 9:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShareslast_img read more

Why Mesut Ozil is not in Arsenal’s squad for FA Cup clash with Sheffield United

first_imgMikel Arteta has named Lacazette as his captain for the match at Bramall Lane and the Frenchman is joined in attack by Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka. Why Mesut Ozil is not in Arsenal’s squad for FA Cup clash with Sheffield United Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Jun 2020 12:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Advertisement Guendouzi is not in the Gunners’ squad (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi’s future has been the subject of much speculation following his altercation with Neal Maupay at Brighton earlier this month and the French midfielder misses out altogether this afternoon. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOzil also plays no part due to a minor back injury which kept him out of training on Saturday. 🗞 Update on @MesutOzil1088 Mesut missed training yesterday due to a slight back injury, so he is not in today’s matchday squad.#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/eIRizap3Qx— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 28, 2020 Advertisement Comment Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil plays no part against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has not been included in Arsenal’s squad for their FA Cup quarter-final clash with Sheffield United due to a slight back injury.The Gunners have made five changes from the team that beat Southampton 2-0 on Thursday evening, with David Luiz back in the side and Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette both handed starts.Ainsley Maitland-Niles has come in for Hector Bellerin at right-back, while Kieran Tierney returns following his cramp problem which saw him substituted at St Mary’s in midweek. Chris Wilder has made three changes to his side for this afternoon’s FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal. ‘Keeper Dean Henderson returns in goal, while John Egan & Oli McBurnie also return to the side.#SUFC 🔴— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) June 28, 2020Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal must take a gamble and back Mikel Arteta in the transfer market, says Ray ParlourMORE: Chelsea handed Ben Chilwell boost as Ajax confirm Arsenal transfer target can go 🚨 Five changes from Southampton➡️ Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Willock, Kolasinac, Lacazette⬅️ Bellerin, Holding, Ceballos, Aubameyang, Nketiah#EmiratesFACup— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 28, 2020Asked about his decision to start Luiz for the first time since his sending off at Manchester City, Arteta told BT Sport: ‘He’s been training really well.‘He’s able to play again and he has his opportunity again.’Sheffield United, meanwhile, have made three changes to the side that lost to Manchester United on Wednesday evening, with Dean Henderson returning between the sticks and John Egan and Oli McBurnie back in the team.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Chattanooga Shooting

first_img July 21, 2015 Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with the President’s flag order issued today, Governor Wolf has ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities throughout the state lowered to half-staff effective immediately.  This is a mark of respect for the victims in the shooting at the recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Flags shall remain at half-staff until sunset on July 25th per the President’s order.“The people of Pennsylvania stand with the victims, their friends and families, and all Tennesseans after the senseless act of violence in Chattanooga last week,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “By lowering the flags today, we honor the heroes’ lives that were lost in brave service to this country.” SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Chattanooga Shootinglast_img

This home with its very own bar could be a beer lover’s dream

first_imgPerfect place to have mates over.Everything with the bar is staying with the house, and Mr Dixon said he would even throw in a free homebrewing beer lesson for the next owner. Anyone thirsty?The pipes in the bar were salvaged as part of his day job as a fire systems technician.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoIt is equipped to serve three different types of beers, and it also comes with everything needed to brew your own.A bbq and a woodfired pizza have also been installed to satisfy any munchy cravings anyone could have while downing a few cold ones at the bar. “The neighbours are very friendly and they are always over, which is good because I enjoy having the company,” he said. Is this the perfect home for beer lovers?IF YOU know a beer lover, this house with its own specially designed bar could be their dream home. This home at 3 Cooper Court in Murrumba Downs comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and most importantly a backyard bar with everything needed to brew your own beer. Owner Mike Dixon enjoyed brewing his own beers in his spare time, so he decided to go the next step and design his very own bar. “I built it over a couple of weekends,” Mr Dixon said. It comes with a BBQ and pizza oven too.He is off to an acreage property at Woodford, and planned to make an even bigger bar.Agent Gina Kirkland from Ray White expected the property to be very popular with beer lovers. “It really ticks all the boxes for people that enjoy entertaining,” she said. It is for sale now by negotiation and for anyone wanting to see the bar up close there is an open house this Saturday from 10.00am to 10.30am. Available now.last_img read more

Backstop

first_imgI wonder how many things I used as a backstop for my baseball throwing sessions as a kid.  I never had one of those throw-back devices, so all of my backstops were home made.  The most practical one was a stack of straw or hay bales lines up along the barn wall.  They didn’t damage the baseballs because they were soft and absorbent.  I am sure I threw several thousand balls into this device throughout my younger days.  Other devices were made up of boards covered with old blankets or maybe chicken wire backed up with something sturdy.  The worst backstops for almost every reason were the boards we nailed together and tried to cover with something like foam rubber.  They would damage the ball, and every throw made quite a racket.  I am not sure what good I got out of this.  I never pitched a high school game.  All I got was arthritis in my right shoulder.  However, it did keep me busy for hours during those early years.last_img

Guyana thump Suriname in Motosur battle of the Guianas

first_imgGUYANA thumped Suriname on Sunday in the outlaw class of the Suriname Motor Racing Association’s (MOTOSUR) battle of the Guianas. Azrudeen Mohammed and his Nissan GTR ruled the drag strip, beating off that country’s main competitor, A Chevrolet Nova.The much-anticipated hype tied to the event had an anticlimactic end as the Surinamese car jumped the line and was disqualified for a false start, leaving the Guyanese dragster an easy win.However, in a grudge match later that evening, the two re-ran the race to see the fastest car; the GTR putting down a time of 8.4 seconds as against the Nova’s 8.5.From the launch, the Nova had the lead up until halfway of the strip where the GTR subsequently caught it before registering a photo finish.Meanwhile, Shawn Persaud (Toyota Caldina) won the 11-sec class while Sanjay Persaud (Mazda RX-7) and Peter Daby each got into the semi-final of their respective classes.Randell Daby (Toyota Supra) won the 10-sec class with split second finishes.The Guyanese were welcomed by the Surinamese with open arms which led to a hassle-free day which started promptly.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgDERBY, England (AP) — A British superbike rider has died after being involved in a collision with another bike at an event on the Donington Park track in central England Sunday.Organizers of the No Limits Trackday event say Ben Godfrey died from the injuries he suffered from falling from his bike. Godfrey was 25 and raced in the British Superbike Championship.The No Limits Trackdays director described Godfrey as “a fantastic young man” and said he was “friends with so many people in the paddock, he was always smiling and had time for everyone.”OBIT-MAX TUERKFormer NFL, USC offensive lineman Max Tuerk dies at 26 UNDATED (AP) — Having secured a victory in the Belmont Stakes, Tiz the Law now faces an 11-week wait until the Kentucky Derby in a reconfigured Triple Crown series. In between, the bay colt who became the first New York-bred to win the Belmont since 1882 is being pointed toward the Travers on Aug. 8 in upstate New York, which is his home turf.Tiz the Law has five wins in six career starts by an average of 19 1/4 lengths. His only loss came at Churchill Downs last year, and he’ll get a chance to avenge it over the same track in the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5.SANTA ANITA-FATALITIESHorse injured, euthanized after race at Santa AnitaARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita has been euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died. He was 26. USC announced his death on Twitter, but did not say when Tuerk died or provide a cause of death. Tuerk played for the Trojans from 2012-15.He was a freshman All-American and an All-Pac-12 first-team selection in 2014.As a three-year starter, he played under three head coaches — Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton. He was taken by the Chargers in the 2016 NFL draft, and played one game for the Arizona Cardinals before being cut in 2018. LONDON (AP) — Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton plans to set up a commission to increase diversity in motorsport.The Mercedes driver said the aim of the Hamilton Commission would be to make the sport “become as diverse as the complex and multicultural world we live in.”Hamilton is the only Black world champion in F1. He has spoken widely about racism since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.Writing in British newspaper The Sunday Times, Hamilton said it would be a research partnership dedicated to exploring how motorsport can be used as a vehicle to “engage more young people from Black backgrounds with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and, ultimately, employ them on our teams or in other engineering sectors.”VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Dynamo Moscow reports coronavirus cases, game postponedUNDATED (AP) — Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov (GREE’-gohr DIH’-mih-trahv) says he has tested positive for COVID-19.His announcement led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) was scheduled to play Sunday.Dimitrov is ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist. He is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus. His announcement on his Instagram page comes at the end of a week when the U.S. Open said it would go forward. The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March and are planning to resume in August.In other sports affected by the coronavirus pandemic: — There’s been a setback in the Russian soccer league’s restart this weekend. Dynamo Moscow postponed its game Sunday after three of its players tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s the second game to be disrupted by the coronavirus since the Russian league restarted Friday after a three-month pause.— Newcastle beat 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in the Premier League to virtually guarantee its top-flight status for another year and make the club an even more attractive option for its controversial potential buyers. The win at an empty St. James’ Park lifted Newcastle to 38 points and 11 clear of the relegation zone. The future of Newcastle has been one of the big talking points during soccer’s three-month shutdown. League officials are deciding whether to approve a takeover of the northeast club by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign fund. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Chelsea rallied to beat Aston Villa 2-1. Chelsea strengthened its hold on fourth place and is five points clear of fifth-place Manchester United.— Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo) closed with an even-par 72 to win the Korea Women’s Open in her first tournament in four months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryu won for the first time since the Japan Women’s Open in 2018, and it was her first victory on the Korea LPGA since 2015. Upon winning, Ryu offered her entire prize money of just over $200,000 for coronavirus relief funds.TRIPLE CROWN-WHAT’S NEXTBelmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule Update on the latest sports It was hardly an ordinary race day at Talladega Superspeedway, even before the lousy weather. The normal hordes of partying fans were nowhere to be seen.The Confederate flags were harder to find, too — except for a plane circling above the track with the message “Defund NASCAR” trailing behind the flag. It was a double whammy of change for the Cup series race.The Confederate flags that once flew openly around the infield and stands are now banned. NASCAR hasn’t disclosed how it will handle fans flying flags. F1-HAMILTON-DIVERSITYF1 star Hamilton to set up commission to increase diversity HILTON HEAD IASLAND, S.C. (AP) — Webb Simpson celebrated another victory on Father’s Day, this time with a tartan jacket instead of a U.S. Open trophy.In a wild sprint to the finish after a three-hour storm delay, Simpson ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine at Harbour Town and closed with a 7-under 64 for a one-shot victory over Abraham Ancer.Simpson won the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in 2012. The U.S. Open has been scheduled to end on Father’s Day every year since 1976, but it was moved to September this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The RBC Heritage filled the spot on the schedule and Simpson, now a father of five, became a winner for the second time this year with a record score at Harbour Town.He didn’t have much of a choice with so many low scores on a soft course with little wind. He finished at 22-under 262, breaking by two the tournament record set by Brian Gay in 2009. The executive committee of the players’ association was set to vote and reject MLB’s latest offer for a 60-game season on Sunday.Manfred said in an email obtained by The Associated Press that he really believes they are fighting over an impossibility on games. Manfred’s email said that the earliest they’ll be ready for players to report is a week from Monday, given the need to relocate teams from Florida. That leaves 66 days to play 60 games. Manfred added that “Realistically, that is the outside of the envelope now”.Players want 70 games and $275 million more than teams are offering. They are worried that if a resurgence of the new coronavirus causes the 2020 season to be cut short, the deal being negotiated would lock in innovations for 2021 and lessen the union’s bargaining power.PGA-RBC HERITAGESimpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour Town NASCAR-TALLADEGAWeather delays NASCAR race at TalladegaTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track. The race, which was pushed back to 2 p.m. CDT on Monday, is the first amid the coronavirus pandemic in which NASCAR opened the gates for up to 5,000 fans.The event was stopped several times for more than three hours of total delays.The race is the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLBBalk in baseball coronavirus talks as negotiations drag onNEW YORK (AP) — An email from Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19. Associated Press Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The attending veterinarian determined it was an unrecoverable injury.Ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Strictly Biz finished sixth among eight horses in the $51,000 race on the turf. Trained by Brian Koriner and owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, the colt had one win in four career starts and earnings of $29,000, according to Equibase.The California track’s spring-summer meet ends Sunday.BRITAIN-SUPERBIKERIDER DIESBritish superbike rider dies after crash at English track June 21, 2020last_img read more

Giants left tackle Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season

first_imgGiants left tackle Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic.Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday, citing his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a baby boy and his own history with cancer.Under the agreement reached last week between the NFL and the players’ union, players can choose not to play in 2020 without penalty. The opt-out is irrevocable. Solder said he made the decision “to pause this season” after much praying. He will earn $350,000 this season as a high-risk opt out. The 32-year-old was scheduled to make $6.5 million under the four-year, $62 million contract he signed in 2018 after leaving the New England Patriots as a free agent. The deal will now run through 2022.The decision is expected to give the Giants $16.5 million in salary cap space. “Our family has health concerns, most notably our son’s ongoing battle with cancer, as well as my own bout with cancer,” Solder wrote. “We also welcomed a new addition to our family this spring, a baby boy. With fear and trembling, we struggle to keep our priorities in order and, for us, our children’s health and the health of our neighbors comes before football.” The Giants drafted tackle Andrew Thomas of Georgia with the fourth pick overall in the recent draft. He probably will replace Solder at left tackle. Veteran Cam Fleming, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, and Nick Gates, who is entering his third season, probably will complete for the right tackle spot.___center_img July 29, 2020 More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Ryan confident short turnaround won’t hamper play

first_imgThe Premier played – and beat – Clare last Sunday and take on Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening.It’s their first meeting with the Cats since last year’s All-Ireland Final victory.The Tipp manager knows he’ll have to shuffle his pack for the match… And Tipp FM will have full live coverage of this Saturday’s game in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea and Arrabawn Store, Nenagh.last_img