CABE and English Heritage set to topple Sellar’s tower

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Semarang LBH condemns halt to yet another church project

first_imgA Baptist church has become the latest Christian construction project to be halted in Semarang, Central Java, following protests from non-Christian residents in a sign of growing religious intolerance among the majority Muslim population.Local protests over the construction of churches have become common in many predominantly Muslim areas in Indonesia, with local authorities tending to side with protestors In some, if not most, cases. In a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Thursday, the Semarang Legal Aid Institute (LBH), which legally represents Tlogosari Baptist Church, said that officials from the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) had come and put a halt to ongoing construction on the church. LBH Semarang said that the action had no any legal basis and showed that officials were bowing to pressure from “intolerant groups”.”What the agency is doing is a form of abuse of power and violates the law,” it said in the statement, stressing that the church construction project had already secured the necessary building permit (IMB).Read also: Permit for Riau Islands church revoked over local fears ‘it may turn into an icon’A group of Semarang residents held a protest at City Hall on March 6 to demand that the church’s construction be stopped. The protest group claimed that the project had obtained the IMB through “deceit” by getting them to sign a blank paper.Wahyudi, the head of Tlogosari Baptist Church, was quick to dismiss the accusation, saying that the church organization had openly asked for the residents’ permission to proceed with the project in 1998, when it first applied for the permit.A 2006 joint ministerial decree requires that all development projects for places of worship, no matter the religion, must obtain 90 signatures from followers of the religion, as well as 60 signatures from followers of other religions who live near the planned site of the development, before the project may be proposed.Topics :last_img read more

Jokowi proposes military involvement in fight against terrorism through Perpres

first_imgArsul Sani, a member of the House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, said the Indonesian paradigm of combating terrorism was based on law enforcement practices through the criminal justice system. Therefore, the existence of Article 43 was debatable when the President issued the Perpres.”The House hopes that the Perpres only accommodates ongoing [law enforcement] efforts. We are aware that the TNI and the police have been cooperating well, for example, in the Tinombala operation,” he said.Read also: Indonesian Military expected to play greater role in counterterrorismHe added that he was not opposed to the TNI’s involvement in combating terrorism, but the Perpres did not have a clear framework, which would contradicts Indonesia’s political paradigm for its fight against terrorism. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has proposed involving military forces to strengthen Indonesia’s fight against terrorism through a presidential regulation (Perpres) that was submitted to the House of Representatives on Monday.The Perpres is a follow up to Article 43 of Law No. 5/2018 on terrorism, stipulating the Indonesian Military (TNI) may be deployed in “combating acts of terrorism,” which should be regulated through a Perpres.The move has been widely criticized, with activists warning that the TNI’s involvement would contradict the 2004 TNI Law and could pose a danger to law enforcement and human rights in Indonesia. “The TNI’s involvement should be based on the scale of the threats, not by events like in the Perpres. We see that in modern democratic countries in Europe, there have been some cases of the military backing the police and vice versa, depending on the scale [of the threat],” said Asrul.Article 9 of the regulation, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, stipulates that the TNI’s functions in terrorism enforcement include attacks against the President and Vice President and their families, former presidents and vice presidents and their families, high-ranked state guests in the country, Indonesians abroad and representatives from other countries or international organizations in Indonesia.The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and civil groups that focus on the issue of human rights said the Perpres had given a broad and excessive mandate to the TNI, adding that the military would not be subject to general justice.Choirul Anam of Komnas HAM said such a mandate could endanger law enforcement practices in combating terrorism, which may result in human rights violations.Read also: Jokowi inaugurates new antiterror agency chief despite criticism”The involvement of the TNI in combating terrorism should only be in military operations other than war and should only assist the police, can’t be permanent and must depend on the situation.”Al Araf of rights watchdog Imparsial said the Perpres should regulate a clear authority of the TNI as it is prone to be abused. He cited Article 3 of the regulation that allowing the TNI to carry out counterterrorism functions through intelligence activities and/or territorial operations, information operations and other operations.However, the regulation does not provide a more detailed explanation related to the “other operations”.”With this provision, the TNI can be involved in handling criminal acts of terrorism both in the country and abroad. Therefore, it has the potential to endanger human rights in Indonesia,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Family home with swimming pool makes this perfect for summer

first_imgThe kitchen area at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.He said the property combined high-quality fittings with a restrained palette.“ The two levels of living provide opportunity for your family to play, work and entertain,” he said.The property is for sale with offers over $985,000. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 201936 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.The beautiful iron balustrades on the staircase lead you up to the warm timber floors of the open-plan living and dining area, and through to the granite kitchen with European appliances.The air-conditioned upper level has three bedrooms, master with ensuite and a private balcony.A large rear deck on this level also overlooks the pool.The in-ground swimming pool will no doubt be the perfect place to entertain friends during summer. 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.An undercover entertaining area overlooks the pool, with a kitchenette conveniently placed for summertime entertaining.A separate built-in laundry has stone benchtops, and the fourth bedroom has been fitted with a walk-in wardrobe. One of the bedrooms at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.Poulsen Property selling agent Tony Poulsen said entry to the property was through remote electric gates and into the two-car accommodation.“Its location in the Graceville State School catchment area, and within walking distance of Chelmer railway station is perfect for your growing family,” Mr Poulsen said.“Properties of this type in Chelmer are in high demand, with the median price for the suburb being $1 million.”center_img Chill out and relax on the deck at 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer. 36 Chelmer Street East, Chelmer.A traditional character home in Chelmer that overlooks parkland has hit the market.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 36 Chelmer St East has two levels to spread out.Built on 437sq m of fully fenced land with established gardens, the north-facing home has tiled floors on the lower level.last_img read more

Mrs. Gertrude (Hughes) Voris

first_imgMrs. Gertrude (Hughes) Voris, age 76, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 2, 1943 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Theodore J. “Ted” and Mary Jo (Meadows) Hughes. She was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. She attended classes at Ivy Tech in Madison, Indiana to become a book keeper. Gertrude was united in marriage on April 20, 1962 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church to the late Donald William Voris. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Glenn and Michael and two daughters, Mary and Kelly. Gertrude and Donald shared over 50 years of marriage together until he passed away on December 31, 2012. Gertrude was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana for 38 years. She was also employed for Dorman Products for 10 years and as a dish washer for Dan’s Marina Restaurant in Warsaw, Kentucky. Gertrude held membership in the Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains, Indiana and resided all of her life in the Switzerland County community. She enjoyed reading and crocheting and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. Gertrude passed away at 10:36 p.m., Monday, January 6, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Gertrude will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Glenn Voris and his wife, Pam of East Enterprise, IN and Michael Voris and his wife, Connie of Versailles, IN; her daughters, Mary Skaggs and her husband, Cecil of Vevay, IN and Kelly Fitzner and her husband, Scott of Appomattox, VA; her grandchildren, William, Richard, Rebekah, Brady, Deanna, Joseph, Stephen, Jonathen, Timothy, Brandon, Rachel, Rebecca, Adam, Nicholas and Naomi; her several-great-grandchildren; her brothers, Wayne Hughes of Rising Sun, IN and Nathan Hughes and his wife, Donna of Vevay, IN; her sisters, Margaret Stegemiller of Rising Sun, IN and Mildred Fleek and her husband, Leroy of North Vernon, IN; her sister-in-law, Crystal Mae (Voris) Peters of Vevay, IN; her brother-in-law, Terry Voris of Madison, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death her parents, Theodore J. “Ted” Hughes, died March 23, 1980 and Mary Jo (Meadows) Hughes, died January 11, 1998; her husband, Donald William Voris, died December 31, 2012; her brother, Ralph Hughes, died April 20, 2003; her brother-in-law, Harris Junior Stegemiller, died March 29, 2015 and her sisters-in-law, Betty Mardelle (Reese) Hughes, died December 4, 2018 and Donna Sue (Flood) Scudder Hughes, died December 7, 2019.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Cross Plains Church of Christ, 2462 East County Road 1050 South, Cross Plains, Indiana 47017.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Logan Fugate, at the Cross Plains Church of Christ, 2462 East County Road 1050 South, Cross Plains, Indiana 47017.Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery, Cross Plains, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg and Batesville offering personalized enrollment sessions

first_imgIvy Tech’s tuition is the lowest in the state. For local residents, the Lawrenceburg and Batesville locations can provide technical assistance to students taking online courses for the first time. Ivy Tech’s summer session begins on June 8. Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg is accepting applicants for the summer and fall terms. The Lawrenceburg campus offers more than 30 degree programs in high-demand fields, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, business, and education. Students can earn up to an associate degree and enter the workforce equipped for an in-demand career. Alternatively, students can transfer their credits to a four-year university and continue working towards a bachelor’s degree. Lawrenceburg, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg and Batesville is offering personalize enrollment sessions with its local Lawrenceburg staff to help prospective students prepare for and enroll in the college. The personalized enrollment sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to have individual online meetings or phone calls about enrolling at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg. A local Lawrenceburg campus staff member will provide information tailored to each prospective student’s needs and answer questions about applying to Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg including enrollment requirements, financial aid, and academic programs. To sign up for a personalized enrollment session, email us at read more

FIBA World Cup: Spain brush aside Serbia, Argentina thump Poland

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Traore withdraws from Spain squad Bergwijn scores winner as Netherlands edge Poland UEFA Nations League: Spain’s Gaya nets late goal to snatch draw with Germany Spain secured their fifth successive win of the World Cup with an impressive 81-69 defeat of Serbia and Argentina matched them with a 91-65 rout of Poland on Sunday. All four sides had booked their quarter-final spots with a match to spare and the results mean that Spain will face Poland and Serbia lock horns with Argentina for places in the semi-finals. France play Australia today for top spot in their pool with both teams already through to the last eight. Also today, holders the United States meet Brazil and the Czech Republic play Greece with all four sides in that group still in contention to reach the knockout rounds. Serbia, who won their opening four games by an average margin of 41 points, looked set to continue the streak after racing into a 20-11 lead late in the first quarter. An energetic Spanish roster then ground Serbia’s offence to a halt and hit a barrage of three-pointers at the other end to carve out a 42-37 advantage at halftime. Serbia’s Denver Nuggets centre Nikola Jokic was ejected early in the second half for a double technical foul after loud dissent and Spain capitalised on his absence as their lead soared to 63-42. A late Serbian fightback fell short as a smaller but more agile Spanish team kept collecting offensive rebounds and restricted their rivals to three successful shots from three-point range from 19 attempts. “The Spaniards rocked us with their tough defence and ripped our game plan to shreds,” Serbia captain Miroslav Raduljica told the Balkan nation’s RTS television. “Their scouts did a great job and we couldn’t find a way to turn things around.” Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica added: “It was an exceptionally poor performance and we need to regroup quickly.” Livewire playmaker Ricky Rubio led Spain with 19 points, forward Victor Claver added 14 and centre Marc Gasol chipped in with 11, cancelling out a valiant solo effort by Serbia guard Bogdan Bogdanovic who had 26 points and 10 rebounds. The Argentines ripped into Poland with a flurry of fast breaks and clinical long-range shooting as forward Marcos Delia nailed 10 of his 12 points in the first quarter. Their 39-year old forward Luis Scola again rolled back the years as he finished with a game-high 21 points, while Delia scored 12 and Nicolas Brussino added 10. Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArgentinAFIBA World CupPolandSerbiaSpainlast_img read more

Ronaldinho, brother under house arrest in Paraguay

first_imgFORMER Brazil forward Ronaldinho has been released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner had spent time in jail along with his brother after being arrested on March 6, accused of using fake passports.The pair had previously been denied bail but posted $800 000 (£648 000) each and must now stay in a four-star hotel in Asuncion while awaiting trial.Both Ronaldinho, 40, and his brother Roberto Assis deny any wrongdoing.Their lawyer has called their imprisonment “arbitrary, abusive and illegal.”In allowing the pair to leave prison, Judge Gustavo Amarilla said the size of the bail paid was “significant” and would “guarantee they will not flee”.Ronaldinho had initially visited Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.The 2002 World Cup winner played for clubs including Paris St-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan before retiring in 2015 after a spell at Brazilian side Fluminense.Ronaldinho won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and was named Fifpro World Player in 2005 and 2006. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Liverpool cross country gets season-opening sweep of C-NS

first_imgIn a close girls meet, the Warriors, coming off an appearance in last December’s Nike Cross Nationals, fended off a strong challenge from the Northstars to prevail 26-29 as both sides easily swept the third team in the meet, Henninger.Jenna Schulz finished in 18 minutes, 13.6 seconds, more than a minute clear of C-NS’s Kate Putman, who won the battle for second place in 19:35.9 to the 19:40.9 from Liverpool’s Sydney Carlson.Bella Brancato’s 20:16.8 proved valuable for the Warriors since she beat out the Northstars’ Marissa Navarra (20:18.2) for fourth place, while Allison Newton was sixth (20:36.8) and Gabby Putman seventh (20:52.6) for C-NS. Collectively, cross country teams in the Salt City Athletic Conference Metro division moved up their regular-season slates in 2019, finishing league meets in September.Among other things, it helps these powerful programs to go to as many large-scale October meets as possible and fully prepare and train for Section III and state championship meets in November.This meant that Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse opened their regular season earlier than seasons past – against each other, with the Warriors sweeping both sides of their rivalry clash Wednesday afternoon at Long Branch Park. To help Liverpool hang on, Eva Woodworth had to take eighth  place in 21:03.8 and Gabby McCarthy finished ninth in 21:26.1, with the Northstars’ Marissa Doty (21:40.0) edging Hannah Reichard (21:46.6) for 10th plac.eIt wasn’t as close in the boys meet, Liverpool topping C-NS 19-38 as, again, both sides handled Henninger. The Warriors had a top-three sweep as Carter Rodriguez won in 16:41.8 and Jake McGowan was second in 16:51.4,with Ryan Cartwright third in 17:13.5.Matt LeClair led the Northstars, finishing fourth in 17:31.2 to edge teammate R.J. Davis (17:33.9), but Liverpool clinched its win by having Charlie Praschunus (17:59.3) and Ethan Glashauser (18:03.4) in the next two spots and Ryan Feenelly (18:14.4) ninth. Zach Bergman was eighth for C-NS in 18:09.1 ahead of Josh Koeppe (18:17.1) and  Evan Romano (18:17.8).Now both sides went to Saturday’s Vernon-Verona-Invitational, with C-NS in the Varsity 2 race and Liverpool in Varsity 4.And the girls Warriors were victorious, 32 points to runner-up Rome Free Academy’s 64, with Schulz going 18:41 flat but finishing second behind Tully star Brooke Rauber, whose 18:11.6 shattered the course record of 18:30.1 Fayetteville-Manlius’ Claire Walters had set earlier in the meet.Liverpool had half of the top-10 finishers. Carlson working her way to fifth place in 20:04.9 as Woodworth was seventh in 21:08 flat. Brancato finished eighth in 21:11.5 and McCarthy was 10th in 21:29.3.In the boys race, Liverpool, with 53 points, was a close second to Beaver River’s 46 points, the Beavers getting a 1-2 sweep from Colton Kempney (16:21.3) and Cory Demo (16:26.6) ahead of any of the Warriors’ runners.Rodriguez made his way to fourth place in 16:50.9, with McGowan fifth in 17:05.9. Ryan Hagan had a strong race, getting to 12th place in 18:13.3, two spots ahead of Glashauser (18:22.8) as Praschunus was 18th in 18:32.7.Baldwinsville was at the VVS meet, too, squaring off with C-NS in Varsity 2, but it was the Northstars sweeping the boys and girls races, with the Bees second to C-NS in the boys division.Davis led the boys Northstars and the field as his time of 17:04.8 was just ahead of B’ville’s Jack Michaels, who was second in 17:08.1. Michaels’ teammate, Colin Delaney, got third place in 17:24.1.Yet C-NS took over by having five of the top 14 finishers, while no other Bees runner hit the top 20. Mat t LeClair was fourth in 17:26.9, with Evan Romano eighth in the team race (11th overall) in 18:08.9. Bergman (18:28.5) beat out Koeppe (18:32.4) for 13th place, the Bees having Justin Chemento(18:54.5) and James Cary (18:58.3) 22nd and 23rd, respectively.Over in the girls race, Kate Putman, finishing fourth in 19:51.7,  led four Northstars with top-10 efforts. Navarra got sixth place in 20:52.2, beating out Gabby Putman (20:54.2) in seventh place as Newton was ninth in 21:26.8 and Doty 11th in 21:39.9.No one on B’ville could match those totals, with McKenzie Schmidt leading the Bees as she got 16th place in the team standings (19th overall) in 22:24 flat. Sarah Fawwaz, in 22:50.7, was just ahead of Vivian Holden-Betts (22:52.6), Margaret Solomon (23:09.6) and Anna Conklin (23:24.1).This came after the Bees won its league opener last Wednesday over Nottingham 18-45 (boys) and 15-52 (girls), with Michaels victorious in the boys race at 17:10, nearly half a minute ahead of the 17:39 from Delaney. Cary was fourth in 18:36, edging Chimento (18:39) for that spot,In the girls race, B’ville swept the top seven, Schmidt winning in 21:53, just ahead of Olivia Creelman’s 22:09. Fawwaz was third in 22:15, followed by Solomon (22:35), Vivian Holden-Betts (22:56), Conklin (23:23) and Sage Springsteen (23:27).Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleC-NScross countryliverpoollast_img read more

Q&A with Ricky Oropesa

first_imgNamed to Baseball America’s Preseason All-American first team, Ricky Oropesa will help lead the USC baseball team in its 2011 season. The Daily Trojan sat down with Oropesa to discuss his thoughts and goals for this season. The Trojans will start their season Friday against Missouri.Rick Oropesa – Daily TrojanDaily Trojan: First off, congratulations on the Baseball America Preseason All-America first team. How significant is that award to you?Ricky Oropesa: Obviously it’s a really big accomplishment, I’ve been trying to get better. I don’t think I’ve been recognized first-team All-American preseason before, I got second team and stuff like that. But it’s showing that I’m improving and I’m doing better, so it’s a real honor.DT: Tell me about when you were drafted by the Red Sox in 2008. What were the factors that went into the decision to stay?Oropesa: There were a lot of factors that went into that decision. And one of them was where I got placed in the draft.Not knowing where I would be falling into the draft really played a role because I really wanted to go to USC. [Former USC] coach [Chad] Kreuter, the staff, the full scholarship — it’s hard to pass up.Getting a USC degree after getting drafted this year was most important to me so it was a big decision. The Yankee fan in me didn’t really play a role, I like the Red Sox, the organization is great. It’d be funny to see if they draft me again this year.DT: Was USC on your mind before the draft? Had you already said if you didn’t go high enough, this is where you were going to go, or were you choosing between a couple schools?Oropesa: There were some choices I got, like every other Pac-10 school and some East coast schools. But I let it be known that I was going to USC if I didn’t get what I wanted or if I wasn’t placed high enough.DT: So your first year and last year was with [Chad] Kreuter and now you have [new USC coach]Frank Cruz. How has it been different?Oropesa: Both coaches — I have so much respect for them. They’re just two different coaches. Their approach to the game.Coach Kreuter is more of a hands-on guy with players, and coach Cruz is more of a vocal leader, more of a guy that really takes people and kind of sets the mood, as in he doesn’t put up with BS, pretty much. He’s a hard-nosed guy.Coach Kreuter is kind of laid back, that pro coach mentality, if you get it done, it’s on your own. But coach Cruz, he really forces it down on you.DT: Is it helpful for you to have both sides of coaching while being in college?Oropesa: Definitely. As we move on to the next level you’re going to see that type of mentality that coach Kreuter had but it’s nice to see what coach Cruz has and I think he’s done great so far. I’m really excited to see what he has for us and to see our work put in to the season.DT: How are the guys responding to Cruz?Oropesa: The guys like coach Cruz a lot, even though some don’t because of his strict policies and that’s just part of the game, part of being a student-athlete here. He has strict rules. If you miss class, you miss tutoring, you’re going to be throwing up at 4 o’clock in the morning because you’re going to be running so much, but I think that’s what’s supposed to be done. He has a saying that ‘You’re going to hate me now, but you’re going to love me later,’ and I think that’s his way.DT: What’s your long term goal?Oropesa: The hardest part is to go out there every day and just playing your best. You can’t really ask for more. You want to do everything you can out there to win but winning is not the most important thing.The most important thing is to just go out there and do everything you can to win.last_img read more