19 Oct
2020

Jambi student allegedly locked up, raped multiple times by tutor over 20 days

first_imgA female junior high school student in West Tanjung Jabung, Jambi, was allegedly locked up and raped multiple times by her own tutor over the course of 20 days.West Tanjung Jabung Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Guntur Saputro said the police had arrested the tutor, identified only as AG.“We have taken him into custody. We’ve also taken the victim home,” Guntur said on Saturday evening as quoted by tribunnews.com, adding that the perpetrator was still being questioned. “The victim’s phone was confiscated. She was afraid that she would be hurt if she resisted [AG’s advances],” Guntur said.Distraught by their daughter’s sudden disappearance, her parents then reported the case to the authorities.To investigators, AG insisted that the multiple instances of sexual intercourse with the victim had been consensual, Guntur added. However, the police suspect that the victim was pressured into obeying AG.He called on parents to be present during their children’s online schooling and supervise their everyday activities during the quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“Don’t let what happened to the victim befall other children,” Guntur said. (rfa)Topics : Guntur said a preliminary investigation revealed that the 16-year-old victim had been a student of AG’s private learning course, as schools remained closed because of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.AG had allegedly abused his pupil’s trust by asking her to come with him to a local hotel, where he reportedly sexually abused her for the first time, Guntur said.After the hotel incident, AG allegedly abducted the victim and locked her up in his private residence for 20 days, he said.The victim was unable to reach out to her family because AG had confiscated all means of communication.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Team Civil Defence to Meet Team Muller in Finals

first_imgNCC TENNIS LEAGUETeam Civil Defence at the wee secured their second final of the NCC Tennis League in three years beating defending champions Team Offikwu of Kaduna 6-1 in the second semifinals decided in Abuja.Team Civil Defence, runners-up in the first edition and third place finishers last year will meet debutantes and hot favourites Team Muller of Lagos in the finals taking place at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club this weekend Saturday December 9 and Sunday December10. The Abuja-based paramilitary team took full advantage of a depleted and injury ravaged Team Offikwu whose lead player, Sylvester Emmanuel, did not look fully recovered from an appendicitis operation he had eight weeks ago. The defending champions also did not have the services of Shehu Lawal who had traveled to the Emirates to pursue a coaching career.Former national champion, Clifford Enosorogbe, started the rout by beating Emmanuel 6-3, 6-2 and Abdulmumuni Babalola followed with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 victory over Henry Atseye who was also said to be spotting an ankle sprain.Sarah Adegoke, the leading female player in Nigeria, halted the onslaught temporarily by defeating Christie Agugbom 6-2, 6-2 in the ladies’ singles but Team Civil Defence not ready to leave anything to chance, fielded their strongest combination of Babalola and Enosorogbe to win the men’s doubles against Atseye and Emmanuel 6-4, 6-3 to stretch their lead to 3-1.On the second match-day, Babalola beat Christopher Bulus 6-3, 6-0 to secure an unassailable 4-1 lead that earned his team a place in the finals.The last two matches became mere ‘formalities’ with reserve players of both teams getting a chance in the spotlight.Michael Chima beat Christopher Itodo in the second reverse singles 7-5, 6-3 while the pair of Bukola Olowu and Nonso Madueke finished off the defending champions by winning the mixed doubles match against Bulus and Adegoke 4-6, 6-4, 10-5.Team Offikwu will now take on Team Ndoma-Egba in the third place match taking place Thursday and Friday also at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club.The champions of the league will get the top prize of N7 million, runners-up N5 million, third place N3 million and fourth place N2 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Sun protection

first_imgIsabella Wu, a sophomore majoring in international relations and biological sciences, and Sasha Vaghefi, a junior majoring in psychology, members of USC Colleges Against Cancer, give out free sunscreen on Trousdale Parkway on Saturday to fans before the football game.Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojanlast_img

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28 Aug
2020

Video: Watch Michael Essien nutmegging Wesley Sneijder -” Suuulia”

first_imgApart from his excellent performance for Real Madrid when they thrashed Galatasaray 3-0, Michael Essien produced one of the best nutmegs you can find in the world.The Ghanaian coolly put the ball between the legs of Galatasaray’s Wesley Sneijder which could pass as one of the best suuulia you can find in the world.last_img

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28 Aug
2020

Zamalek, Ahly draw derby

first_imgHolders Al Ahly need a second half penalty to come from behind for a 1-1 draw with arch rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League on Wednesday as supporters defied a behind closed doors ban to watch the much-anticipated clash.Veteran Mohamed Aboutrika equalised in the 54th minute from the spot after Zamalek had taken a surprise early lead.A goalmouth scramble saw Zamalek have three attempts at goal after Ahly goalkeeper Sherif El Akrami spilled a free kick before Ahmed Gaafar blasted the ball home from close range in the eighth minute.Fans from both clubs defied security officials to add a lively atmosphere to the match, the first of the group phase for both clubs.There was a persistent firing of fire crackers and smoke bombs but in something of a carnival atmosphere.Egyptian press reports said an agreement was reached with fan groups before kick-off to allow spectators in despite a ban imposed by security officials, fearful the potentially volatile encounter could spark fresh violence in Egypt. The tie, the first for both clubs in Group A, had originally been scheduled for Alexandria on Sunday but moved to the remote Red Sea resort of El Gouna, where the stadium has place for only 5 000 spectatorsThe move to El Gouna meant a late afternoon kick off because of a lack of floodlights, drawing criticism as the players are fasting in the Moslem holy month of Ramadan.Egyptian authorities have already cancelled all football since the army’s ousting of president Mohamed Morsi earlier this month but allowed the two clubs, who have a passionate following in the Arab world, to continue participating in the Champions League.last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

FA rejects FIFA World Cup report criticism

first_imgEngland’s Football Association on Thursday rejected claims by world governing body FIFA’s ethics committee that it violated bidding rules in its unsuccessful bid to host the 2018 World Cup.In a report released on Thursday, the ethics committee clears Qatar over corruption allegations regarding its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup and criticises England’s failed attempt to host the 2018 tournament, which was awarded to Russia.The England bid team is accused of having broken rules in its attempts to win the support of former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who quit his role in 2011 amid bribery allegations.But in a statement published on its website, the FA said: “We do not accept any criticism regarding the integrity of England’s bid or any of the individuals involved.”We conducted a transparent bid and, as the report demonstrates with its reference to the England bid team’s ‘full and valuable cooperation’, willingly complied with the investigation.”We maintain that transparency and cooperation around this entire process from all involved is crucial to its credibility.” The FA added: “We also note that after a lengthy investigatory process and assessment, the report has concluded that the ‘potentially problematic facts and circumstances identified by the report regarding the England 2018 bid were, all in all, not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/22 bidding process as a whole’.”The 42-page report was released by German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, FIFA’s independent ethics adjudicator, following an extensive investigation into the World Cup bidding process by American lawyer Michael Garcia.It alleges that in an attempt to “curry favour” with Trinidad and Tobago official Warner, who was believed to control a block of FIFA executive votes, the England bid team contravened bidding rules.England 2018 is accused of helping “a person of interest to (Warner) find a part-time job in the UK” and sponsoring a gala dinner for the Caribbean Football Union at a cost of $55,000 (44,100 euros).The report also says that the England bid team provided “substantial assistance” for a Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 training camp that took place in 2009. “The (England) bid team often accommodated Mr Warner’s wishes, in apparent violation of bidding rules and the FIFA code of ethics,” the report said.”England’s response to Mr Warner’s — improper — demands, in at a minimum always seeking to satisfy them in some way, damaged the integrity of the ongoing bidding process. Yet, such damage was again of rather limited extent.”The report was branded a “whitewash” by British MP Damian Collins, who has campaigned for FIFA reform.Collins, from the ruling Conservative party, told Britain’s Press Association: “It is a whitewash as it is an attempt to con people that there has been a full and independent investigation when there has not been.”The result is that allegations of bribery and serious wrongdoing remain unanswered and they are still suppressing the full report. “The points being made about the England bid are just a smokescreen to try to hide these facts.”The FA has previously called for more transparency in the World Cup voting process and accused FIFA of not doing enough to eradicate corruptionlast_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Doc Rivers can sympathize with Mike D’Antoni’s position

first_imgThe hits were coming from all angles, and with his team unable to mount a disproving retort, all Rivers could do was sit there and take it.“Obviously it’s not fun to go through,” Rivers recalled before his Clippers played the Lakers Thursday night at Staples Center.Sound familiar?Across the corridor, D’Antoni stood outside the Lakers locker room and fielded questions about a wounded, talent-deficient team currently barreling toward one of the worst finishes in franchise history.For fans and pundits thirsty for a perpetrator, D’Antoni is the embodiment of the Lakers struggles.Maybe he’s the long-term answer for the Lakers, maybe not.But to judge him based on the flawed roster he works with these days is about as fair and foolish as Simmons demanding Rivers’ head because he couldn’t turn Allan Ray into Ray Allen.These guys are coaches, not magicians.The Lakers’ problem is a lack of talent, not a lack of coaching.And in just a few more months, the talent issue can finally be addressed.The Lakers will have a max contract to lure a top free agent and a high draft pick to add a potential impact rookie.Or maybe they trade the draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for reportedly unhappy point guard Kyrie Irving, then resist the free agent market this summer in favor of chasing Kevin Love in 2015.The point is, the luxury of payroll flexibility and a lottery pick await the Lakers.Not that it helps D’Antoni at the moment. He’s just trying to win a game.Rivers understands.“I respect anyone who goes through that because I’ve been through it.” Rivers said. “And it’s very, very difficult.”With the benefit of retrospect, we know Boston resisted outside pressure and stuck with Rivers. And history shows the following year the rebuilt Celtics rose all the way to the NBA Finals, where they beat the Lakers to win their 17th title in franchise history.In one calendar year the perception of Rivers was forever altered. He is now known as one of the great coaches in the NBA, and the Clippers ascent in the Western Conference is proof of his impact. But it wasn’t a change in philosophy that altered Rivers’ history.It was patience.And the plays he called the following year for Kevin Garnett were essentially the same he called for Brian Scalabrine.He didn’t change.The players did.“I believed in what we were doing. As far as our schemes, defensively and offensively,” Rivers said. “I knew we needed more players. But I liked what we were doing.”That conviction pulled Rivers through many a sleepless night.“You just have to believe in that,” Rivers said. “That’s the time not to question yourself.”Ironically, the draft lottery Ainge and Celtics fans pinned their hopes wasn’t a benefit.Another lesson their Lakers counterparts might want to heed.The Celtics finished with the fifth pick that summer, not the first or second. That left them out of the running for either Oden or Durant.“That was a bad moment, for sure,” Rivers said.Initially, anyway.Ultimately it moved them off Plan A and onto Plan B.Rather than build around a rookie they reached into the trade market to add proven veterans.They traded the fifth pick to the Seattle Supersonics for Allen, then traded six players to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Garnett.With a pair of future Hall of Famers now teamed with Paul Pierce, the Celtics rolled to the NBA Championship.And the perception of Rivers was forever changed.“Obviously it all fell together,” he said.Down the hall at Staples Center, D’Antoni was just trying to win a game.And maybe buy himself another season.He’s in an impossible position coaching terrible team beset by injury.You don’t have to explain that to Rivers, though.He’s been there. Upstairs in the front office, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge was feeling the heat too. But a top-heavy draft the following summer featuring college greats Greg Oden and Kevin Durant was his out card.With each loss improving the Celtics lottery chances, the Boston faithful consoled themselves with visions of Oden or Durant pulling them out of the darkness.And that bought Ainge time.It was different for Rivers, an outsider who elicited little confidence.In fact, well-known Celtics fan turned national columnist Bill Simmons penned one of the all-time spiteful articles in sports history when he sarcastically chastised Rivers and called for his firing. Prior to being anointed the respect befitting an NBA championship, Doc Rivers was — in a manner of speaking — Mike D’Antoni.It was the 2006-07 season and Rivers was the face of the perennially storied but presently horrible Boston Celtics.With the losses piling up and a proud fan base restless for a culprit, Rivers was an easy target.He had bombed previously with the Orlando Magic, and with the Celtics regressing rather than progressing there was sincere concern in Boston he was the right man for the job.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Rich Hill less than perfect as Dodgers lose, 7-3, to Diamondbacks

first_imgPHOENIX >> The Dodgers might want to consider putting Rich Hill in bubble wrap until the playoffs.Hill’s blister wasn’t the issue that put him in harm’s way during Thursday’s 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Archie Bradley.The Diamondbacks right-hander threw inside at Hill when the Dodgers left-hander squared to bunt in the fifth inning. The pitch nearly hit Hill in the left hand on the bat as he dropped a bunt on the right side of the pitcher’s mound.Bradley fielded it and threw Hill out but an angry Hill had started shouting at Bradley even as he ran up the line. The two exchanged expletive-enhanced suggestions for the other to modify his behavior, prompting both benches and bullpens to empty – an extended process with September-swollen rosters on both sides of the field. The Dodgers have averaged fewer than three runs per game in the first seven games of this 10-game trip. Cooler heads prevailed and Hill struck out Bradley on four curveballs in the bottom half of the inning, extracting his revenge by tormenting Bradley rather than bruising him.An inning later, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Hill from a less-than-perfect game. Pitching on regular rest for the first time since July 7 with the Oakland A’s, Hill couldn’t continue the dominant run that started his time with the Dodgers.The left-hander gave up a solo home run to Kyle Jensen with two outs in the second inning, ending a 20-inning scoreless start to his Dodgers’ career and a streak of 27 consecutive batters retired (including his seven perfect innings in Miami on Saturday). It was also the first extra-base hit Hill has allowed in four starts for the Dodgers.The Diamondbacks chipped away at Hill for another run in the second inning on an RBI single by Chris Owings and in the sixth on an RBI single from Paul Goldschmidt that ended the left-hander’s night after 93 pitches and 5-1/3 innings. He watched as the Diamondbacks broke the game open with four more runs including Mitch Haniger’s three-run home run off Dodgers reliever Louis Coleman.Bradley kept both his temper and the Dodgers’ offense in check for most of the night. The Dodgers had just one run in the first six innings on Justin Turner’s RBI double in the fifth. They chased Bradley from the game and scored twice more in the seventh inning with back-to-back doubles by Andrew Toles and Chase Utley doing most of the damage.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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16 Aug
2020

First official fan shop of BiH football team opening soon

first_imgThe first official fan shop of BiH football team will open on 18 March.The shop will be located in the street Ćurčiluk mali 7 in Baščaršija, and it will be open on the day of gathering of BiH football players before the match with Greece.The shop will have more than 300 items of original equipment and souvenirs.Manager of BiH team Safet Sušić and BiH football players will attend the opening ceremony, and there will be surprises for visitors.last_img

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12 Aug
2020

FPA proposes revisions to Rooney Rule

first_imgby Rob Maadi(AP)–After minority candidates were recently shut out by NFL teams for 15 top jobs, the Fritz Pollard Alliance wants the Rooney Rule to include coordinators, assistant head coaches and club president positions.The proposal sent Jan 22 to league executives came a week after no minorities were hired for eight coaching vacancies and seven general manager openings. There are only four minority head coaches going into the 2013 season, the fewest since 2003.“I think the league recognizes that these are the challenges we are dealing with when it relates to diversity and this is a plan of action that they can accept and be willing to work with,” John Wooten, chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation said. “I feel very comfortable that this will be extended into the Rooney Rule.”Robert Gulliver, the NFL’s executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement last week the hiring results were “disappointing” and anticipated making revisions.In a letter to Gulliver and Jeff Pash, the NFL’s executive vice president and general counsel, the alliance said: “We believe pipeline issues are a part of the reason we’ve seen a reduction in head coaches of color over the past few years, and this expansion will diversify the head coaching pipeline.”With teams trending toward hiring coaches with offensive backgrounds, it’s important for minorities to hold coordinator positions. Baltimore’s Jim Caldwell and Pep Hamilton, hired last week by Indianapolis, are the only minority offensive coordinators in the NFL.Caldwell, who led the Colts to a Super Bowl appearance in his first season in 2009, didn’t even get an interview for a coaching vacancy this offseason.“In this quarterback-dominated era, it seems clubs are increasingly looking for offensive coaches to fill head coaching positions in particular, and far too few minority coaches have been given offensive coordinator and play-calling responsibilities,” said Cyrus Mehri, co-founder and counsel of the FPA. “We want to see a special focus on offensive coordinator and play calling duties going forward. We have many experienced wide receiver and running back position coaches ready to be coordinators now.”Wooten said the Rooney Rule for coordinators wouldn’t apply to just-hired coaches because “it wouldn’t be fair to them” going into their interviews.“We made a differential in that the rule extends to a sitting coach when he starts to hire coordinators and assistant head coaches,” Wooten said. “It wouldn’t be fair to a coach coming in because that’s one of the real positives of a new coach when he’s sitting in that interview is to be able to tell them exactly who his staff will be and who has committed to coming with him.” OVERLOOKED–Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell speaks during a news conference at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills, Md., Jan. 17. The Ravens are scheduled to face the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 Super Bowl on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)last_img read more

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