Govt proposes new bill on state ideology agency, delays controversial bill on Pancasila

first_imgThe BPIP bill arose amid controversies surrounding the deliberation of the HIP bill, which has received backlash from members of the public who questioned the timing of its deliberations as well as some of contentious articles in it.Read also: :Communist phobia sinks Pancasila bill at HouseOn Thursday, several Islamic groups, including the 212 Rally Alumni – a group formed from people who participated in the 2016 rally against then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama who faced prosecution for blasphemy – even hit the street outside the House compound to express their opposition to the HIP bill.Supported by the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the HIP bill was initially intended to regulate the values of the Pancasila ideology and the functions of the BPIP, the steering committee head of which is the party’s chairwoman and former president Megawati Soekarnoputri.Activists, scholars and various groups have voiced opposition to the bill, with some prominent Islamic organizations in particular questioning the draft bill’s failure to include the 1966 TAP MPRS, which they feared could open the door for the reemergence of communist ideology in the country.The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) went as far as to deem the contents of the draft bill “secular and atheistic”, arguing that it degraded ideology of Pancasila itself.The government subsequently decided to halt deliberations of the HIP bill.Puan, who welcomed the ministers with the House deputy speakers on Thursday, said she expected the agreement between the House and the government on the BPIP bill to end all debate among the public about the HIP bill.”I hope that after this, all the controversies surrounding the HIP bill over the past few weeks will be over and we can work together in harmony to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts,” the PDI-P politician added.Topics : The government submitted its newly proposed bill on the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) to the House of Representatives on Thursday as both parties sought to end the controversies surrounding the much-criticized Pancasila Ideology Guidelines (HIP) bill.Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD visited the house complex in Central Jakarta on Thursday and met with House of Representatives speaker Puan Maharani, during which they agreed to delay the deliberation of the HIP bill and move forward with the BPIP bill instead. Mahfud asserted that the BPIP bill was different from the controversial HIP bill, saying that the latter included the Temporary People’s Consultative Assembly Decree (TAP MPRS) No. 25/1966 on the banning of communism in Indonesia as one of its underlying foundations.”We also emphasize the Pancasila ideology that we officially use here in Chapter 1, Article 1 and Point 1 of the bill,” Mahfud said, before mentioning the five principles of Pancasila.Mahfud visited the House together with some of the top brass of the government, namely State Secretary Pratikno, Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, Home Minister Tito Karnavian, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo. “We agree to be as transparent as possible so people can discuss and criticize the [BPIP] bill,” Mahfud said.last_img read more

Delbert Knudson, 77, Holton

first_imgDelbert D. Knudson, 77, of Holton passed away at 3am, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at his home. He was born at Bell, California on November 2, 1940 the son of Harlon and Mary Evelyn Pelsor Knudson. He was married to Arlene Rathburn on September 18, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters Sharon (Anthony) Miller of Versailles, and Lea Turner of Milan; three grandchildren Cody and Coleman Turner, and Alexandria Miller; two brothers Jerome (Harriet) Knudson of Dayton, Ohio and Norman (Pina) Knudson of Holton; one sister Daphne (Rex) Heiny of Pekin. He was preceded in death by his parents, his nephew Joe Knudson, and his sister Elaine McCarthy. Mr. Knudson was a 1958 graduate of Holton High School and served from 1967 to 1969 in the US Army at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia with the Military Police. Delbert was an Indiana Conservation Officer where he served in Union, Decatur, and Ripley Counties, retiring in 1997. In 1950, at the age of ten, he became an Indian artifact collector, a hobby he enjoyed throughout his life. This November his lifetime collection will be donated to and on display at the Eagle Creek State Museum in Indianapolis. In retirement years he and Arlene were known throughout the community for their truck farm. They began their business selling at farmers markets in Cincinnati and later expanded to Columbus, Greensburg, Indianapolis, and Osgood. Delbert was a member of the Holton Christian Church and also the NRA. Funeral services for Delbert will be held at 11am, Friday, September 28th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Bob McCreary officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Real Madrid deny splashing €160m to sign Hazard from Chelsea

first_imgReal Madrid have dismissed claims from the Belgian press that they paid a total of €160m to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea a year ago, reports Marca.Advertisement Promoted ContentRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny Reports from Het Leatste Nieuws and La Derniere Heure say that the total payments emanating from Los Blancos was €160m due to the accounts of his former clubs Chelsea, Lille and Tubize in Belgium. Loading… center_img Read Also: Suarez agrees to join Juventus from Barcelona – reportHazard netted just one goal across 22 appearances in his debut campaign in Spain, although Madrid ended up winning their first league title in three years.The Belgian international suffered a fracture to his right distal fibula during the 1-0 La Liga loss at Levante in February – just a week after he returned from a similar three-month layoff, summing up a difficult campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The club are insistent they paid €100m for the Belgian international, who has suffered a difficult first year in the Spanish capital due to multiple injuries and a loss of form.last_img read more

McGaha outruns Red River Tour foes at 281

first_imgJosh McGaha banked $1,000 for his Monday night Red River IMCA Modified Tour feature win at 281 Speedway. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)By J.M. HallasSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (May 28) – Josh McGaha’s $1,000 checkers at 281 Speedway capped a big Memorial Weekend of racing for the Red River IMCA Modified Tour“Man, it was good,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier exclaimed following the Monday night victory. “The car pretty much drove itself. We made a call at the last minute af­ter seeing track take some rubber and get some grip to it.”“We got lucky enough to draw the front but I feel like we still had a good car,” he continued. “After last night and all the bad luck, I’ll take it however I can get it. It was fun.”Eric Tomlinson was the runner-up and third was Heart O’ Texas Speedway tour winner Tyler Ste­vens. Chris Elliott and ‘B’ feature winner Clay Money rounded out the fast top five.After a series of early yellows, McGaha quickly checked out while Tomlinson and Stevens swapped second. A mid-race caution erased McGaha’s big lead but gave him open track for the restart.He sped away from Tomlinson while Stevens continued to hound Tomlinson for second. As the white flag waved, McGaha had rebuilt his big margin and cruised to the checkers.last_img read more

Local 17-Year old Allison Storms Part Of US Soccer National League Team

first_imgOfficials of Indy Premier Soccer Club (Indy Premier) announced on Thursday, August 1, 2019 its U18 Girls Elite 2002 team has qualified for the US Soccer 2019-20 National League.  Allison Storms of Batesville (Oldenburg Academy High School), along with fifteen other girls from Columbus, Terre Haute, Yorktown, Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel and Bargersville are part of only the third team in history from Indiana to make the US Soccer National League.Indy Premier Coach Kenrick Ramirez commented, “Allison along with her teammates have worked very hard over the past few years preparing for this historic opportunity and the chance to compete with the other top teams in the country and continue their efforts towards winning a National Championship.  Their dedication, commitment and desire for improvement has helped them to be recognized by US Soccer,” commented Ramirez, who coached Storms and her teammates to its fifth consecutive State Cup Championship team in May of 2019.Thirty-two teams from across the country earn their spots in the National League based on their proven record of accomplishment of success in US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions, and are among the nation’s best.  National League playing weekends are held in North Carolina, Florida and Nevada between December and March each year.  Hundreds of college scouts usually attend each National League weekend as a significant opportunity for the nation’s collegiate and National Team coaches to see National League players in an environment of meaningful play, citing the competitive level of each game as every team has to earn their spot in the competition, regardless of club affiliation or location.Indy Premier is recognized as one of the top soccer clubs in Indiana and will generally field travel teams (Boys and Girls U10-U19) that participate in the Indiana State League, Midwest Conference Great Lakes Conference, and now National League as well as various programs for boys and girls U2-U19, adults and a semi-pro team.  Coach Ramirez noted, “We are proud of this historic achievement and excited about the future and continued development of this group of girls.  We are always interested, no matter what their ages, in helping kids develop their soccer skills.”Anyone interested in learning more about Indy Premier and its programs should contact Kenrick Ramirez at read more

Henderson hopes Gerrard stays

first_img Henderson, installed as vice-captain this season, admits he is still learning much from his team-mate and is hopeful he will get the chance to continue that education for a couple more years at least. “I hope he stays on for as long as he can and then even after that really, I hope he stays at the club as long as he can,” he said. “For me, he has been the best player for a number of years, not just for Liverpool but in the Premier League, and I think he still is. “Hopefully we keep him because he is a massive player for us and a great leader. “Everyone has a lot of respect for him in the dressing room. He leads by example. He is a top player, but he is also a top person. “The lads feel they can go to him with anything and he will always help them out and put them first. That is massive as a captain. “Everyone gets on really well with him. With the aura that he has got he could be a different person but he is very grounded, very humble. “We can go to him and he will help us out with anything he possibly can and that is priceless. The 34-year-old’s future has become a topic for considerable debate after it emerged this week he had not yet accepted the offer of a new contract to extend his current deal which expires in the summer. Speculation, fuelled by manager Brendan Rodgers’s judicious use of the midfielder in an attempt to reduce his workload, has linked Gerrard with a move to Major League Soccer, but the captain provided a timely reminder of his qualities with an influential performance in the 3-1 win at Leicester on Tuesday night. Press Association “Then he puts in performances like that (against Leicester). He is our leader, he is a role model to us all. “If he was to go, he would be a massive loss. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. “Liverpool without Steven Gerrard is unimaginable. Nobody wants to lose him and I’m sure the club don’t as well.” Gerrard has played in a more advanced position in the last three matches and that has not only benefited him personally but the team around him. Striker Rickie Lambert, who has started the last four matches in the absence of injured duo Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli after just three starts in as many months, believes the captain still has plenty to offer and is relishing playing alongside him. “Some of the talk has been silly really. He is always going to come back – that is the silly thing – and he is Mr Cool in those situations,” he said of Gerrard’s well-taken second goal at the King Power Stadium. “He always has been and it was a great finish. Long may it continue. “He is not going to play every single game but that is what he can do. “He is one of those players who can play in multiple positions and if he is closer to me it makes my game a lot easier. “His all-round play, his vision, everything about him…when he has got the ball he will put it in the area you want. “Obviously we are desperate to keep Stevie. It is clear it is his decision but I think he needs to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his life.” Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson admits Steven Gerrard very much remains the man the players look up to and it would be unimaginable to think of him not being at the club. last_img read more

BPCL lift PSPB Inter Unit Volleyball Tournament title

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: BPCL lifted 40th PSPB Inter Unit Volleyball Tournament 2019-20 title defeating ONGC in the final held on Friday at Numaligarh. BPCL won the tie by 3-0. Host NRL won the second runners up spot defeating OIL by identical margin. Ajit Lal of BPCL, who represented India in the Asian Games 2018, was adjudged the ‘Best Player of the Tournament’ while Basab Borah from NRL was declared the ‘Most Promising Player’ of the meet.The Closing function of the tournament was attended by Director (Finance) NRL Indranil Mittra, Joint Secretary of PSPB KLTejwani, Sr CGM (HR & Legal) of NRL D Choudhury, secretary of Assam Volleyball Association Amal Baruah and a few others.Santiago: We have very good pool of young boxers and they are capable to deliver. We just need to improve a few areas like infrastructure of this game and the number of competitions which I feel should be more.Also Read: Sonowal Government Indifferent about BPCL Privatization: Debabrata SaikiaAlso Watch: Team ‘Ratnakar’ Celebrates its First Successful Week at Nakshatra Cinema Hall in Lakhimpurlast_img read more

Silver for Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at Asian Wrestling Championships

first_imgNEW DELHI: Star grappler Sakshi Malik went down fighting in the final of the 65 kg category to remain content with a silver at the Asian Wrestling Championships being held at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Hall here on Friday, while Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat won a bronze.Vinesh beat Vietnam’s Thi Ly Kiu 10-0 by technical superiority in the bronze medal match in the 53kg category. Earlier, a defeat to Japanese Mayu Mukaida put her out of contention for the gold. Notably, Mukaida, who won silver at the 2019 wrestling World Championships, went on to lose her gold medal match.Bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Sakshi was the only Indian to get through to the title round on Friday before losing a closely fought 65kg final to Naomi Ruike of Japan.Sakshi was unable to execute an attack on her opponent’s legs in the second minute of the match which gave Ruike an opportunity to steal two points. Sakshi came within touching distance of overturning the deficit in the final seconds of the bout, but Ruike held fort.Meanwhile, Gursharan Preet Kaur won a bronze with a 5-2 win over Mongolia’s Tsevegmed Enkhbayar. She had beaten Svetlana Oknazarova of Uzbekistan earlier in the day but her subsequent loss to Kazakhstan’s Zhamila Bakbergenova cost her a place in the final. Anshu Malik (18), also making her senior debut at the tournament, won bronze after beating Uzbekistan’s Sevara Eshmuratova 4-1. IANSAlso Read: Sakshi Malik hopeful of Tokyo berth ahead of Asian ChampionshipsAlso Watch: Oil India Ltd (OIL) confers Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2019 to Teachers in Duliajanlast_img read more

Beresford in for injured Creavalle as Golden Jags arrive in the USA

first_imgWARREN Creavalle, an essential member of the Golden Jaguars, usually tasked with midfield responsibility, has been officially ruled out of Guyana’s historic Gold Cup encounter. He sustained an injury while training during their first stage of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Camp in Bermuda. The Philadelphia Union midfielder was excited to play his part in this history-making journey for Guyana who have qualified for the first time ever. But unfortunately he broke a bone in his foot during training and has since been replaced by fellow midfielder Brandon Beresford, who joined the team for the second leg of the camp, which took place in Costa Rica.Guyana’s head coach Michael Johnson said that the entire team is gutted with Creavalle’s injury, as he is a key part of the team. He recalled the role Creavalle played in Guyana’s 2-1 win against Belize to qualify for the Gold Cup.“When he came on we got back the control of the game. He is a clever player and uses the ball very, very well; puts his body into some terrific positions. We’ll miss that sort of experience with somebody who understands the MLS, playing in America as well, and going up against the Americans could have given us so much insight. So it’s a big, big loss for us and him, because these tournaments do not come around very often for Guyana.”Johnson noted; “Our thoughts and prayers are with him. The most important thing is that he recovers well enough and maintains his club career with the Philadelphia union.”While he’ll miss the Gold Cup, a medical assessment has indicated that Creavalle would need between four to six weeks to recover properly so he should be ready for the 2019/2020 edition of the CONCACAF Nations League, which kicks off in September.Guyana will contest League B with their first match on September 6 against Aruba.Meanwhile, Beresford, who is well known to the technical staff and was included in the 40-man provisional squad, submitted to CONCACAF, was called up to the team and joined on the second stage of the camp which took place in Costa Rica.Johnson pointed out; “Brandon is someone we know very well, particularly from early on in my tenure when he came and played very well against Barbados and he’s been in other camps as well. So we know what he is capable of. So there was an obvious standout candidate when we knew that Warren would be struggling to come back to the camp and it was Brandon.”According to tournament rules, “injury-related changes will be allowed to the final 23-player rosters for the Group Stage until 24 hours before each team’s first match. Any injury replacements must come from the announced preliminary 40-player rosters and must be approved by CONCACAF.”On his call-up to the 23-man squad, Beresford revealed; “It’s a surreal experience still, being involved with Guyana for the past nine years. It’s had its ups and downs and I’ve seen what it’s like from the youth level, U-20, U-23 and I’m glad to experience all of that.”He noted that being at the point where the game’s at now in Guyana is a testament to what has been taking place over the past nine years – the evolution of the game – and he is very appreciative of playing whenever he gets the opportunity to do so.“I’m so extremely blessed to be a part of this and have been able to be a part of it for the past nine years. It’s a blessing. It’s still pretty unbelievable and I will be giving 100% plus.”Beresford is currently playing in the USL League 2 (USA 4th Division) competition with Peachtree City Moba.The Golden Jaguars’ first training session in Minneapolis is scheduled for this afternoon after the team took a rest day yesterday following their arrival from Costa Rica Wednesday evening.last_img read more

Football welcomes underwhelming class

first_imgThe efforts to improve the passing game will be aided by Ford, a Southern California native who verbally committed to the Trojans in early January. Trojans fans were sweating bullets before Ford’s commitment after fellow recruit Bru McCoy transferred to Texas before  playing a single game. Another non-local signee, Kauluna Makaula, looks to slot in at safety for the Trojans because of his 6-foot-3 frame and rounds out a solid core of three-star defensive backs. With the 2019 National Signing Day in the books, the Trojans filled positions of need at defensive back and secured five-star wide receiver Kyle Ford’s marquee commitment to top off an overall underwhelming class. Not only was the class not in the top 15 nationally, but it also did not beat out its Pac-12 rivals, ranking No. 18 overall and No. 3 in the Pac-12. To put it into perspective, the Trojan class was No. 4 overall last year and No. 1 in the Pac-12. The Trojans also managed to snag a commitment from local JUCO prospect Jaylen Watson. Watson, another southern prospect, is originally from Augusta, Ga. A versatile athlete, he filled up the stat sheet in JUCO with 43 tackles, 13 passes defended, four interceptions and one fumble recovery. Four-star wide receiver recruit Puka Nacua, a verbal USC commit, did not sign with any team on Wednesday and will take time to explore other options. The receiver from Utah had over 2,300 receiving yards his senior season, a state record, and is being pursued by many Pac-12 rivals. After seeing major attrition within the position in the past two years, with eight players leaving the program for various reasons, the five new signees at defensive back will fill a huge role on the team. The Trojans went to the South to recruit three of their signees who will look to replace the void of production left by departing seniors Iman Marshall, Ajene Harris and Isaiah Langley — key players on the defense. Helton said he is excited about Dorian Hewett, another southern recruit. Hewett won the Texas state championship and ran track, recording a 100-meter time of 10.73 seconds. Ford’s senior season was derailed by an ACL injury and Helton said the team will not rush him back to play. Even if Ford doesn’t see the field in 2019, his big frame and ability to win the jump ball will be a weapon for the Trojans in the future as they begin their schematic offensive overhaul. USC managed to flip Adonis Otey, a Tennessee native, from his prior verbal commitment to Arkansas. Otey is a versatile athlete, contributing as a safety, running back and kick returner in high school. After rumors that he would retract his verbal commitment, five-star receiver Kyle Ford signed with USC as the school’s top 2019 recruit. (Photo from 247 Sports Twitter Page) Tuasivi Nomura, a safety in high school, signed with the Trojans, but will likely be an outside linebacker for USC this fall. This year’s group is not filled with the five- and four-star players the Trojans are used to, but it does a solid job filling a position of need for this upcoming season. On Wednesday, head coach Clay Helton shared his goals for the upcoming season and areas for improvement on the team. On the offensive side of the ball, Helton praised newly signed offensive coordinator Graham Harrell for the strides he hopes to make in USC’s passing game. USC’s offense was lackluster on almost every front in 2018, but Helton said Harrell hopes to continue the success he had elevating a North Texas team to offensive dominance through pass-heavy schemes. Helton noted that while he wants to focus on the passing game, he will not employ an air raid scheme and will run the ball. Although Helton didn’t reveal specifics, he said the 2020 class would be smaller in size than 2019. The final date for recruits to sign their letter of intent is April 1.last_img read more