South Sulawesi policeman probed for alleged sexual harassment against three female officers

first_img“At first, one female police officer mentioned the harassment to her fellow female officers. It turned out that she was not the only victim. Two other female officers were harassed in 2017 and 2020,” Ibrahim said.Read also: Mataram University lecturer suspended over report of alleged sexual harassmentThe three women then reported the case to their superior, who opened an investigation against AM. During a preliminary investigation in which the three women and six witnesses were questioned, Selayar Islands Police chief Sr. Comr. Temmangnganro Machmud decided to remove AM from his post.Ibrahim said Temmangnganro initially tried to mediate the case, but after the three victims insisted on taking the case to court, the South Sulawesi Police agreed to begin the legal process. The South Sulawesi Police’s criminal investigation unit handled the case while the internal affairs division handled the alleged ethical violations. The investigation was still ongoing, Ibrahim said.“The perpetrator claimed that he was only joking, but for the victims what he did was harassment,” he added.The three women have continued their duties at the Selayar Islands Police while getting assistance for trauma healing.Besides the sexual harassment case, the Selayar Police had also named AM a suspect in an illegal logging case. (aly) The South Sulawesi Police have carried out their legal proceedings against the head of the Selayar Islands Police’s criminal investigation unit for allegedly harassing three female police officers who are his subordinates.“The harassment was not physical but verbal through improper words. It offended the dignity and honor of the victims and, therefore, the perpetrator must undergo the legal and ethical process,” South Sulawesi Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Ibrahim Tompo told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.The case came to light after three female police officers reported the officer, identified only as First Insp. AM, 47, for sexual harassment in July.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Million-dollar beachside location sells Gold Coast home

first_imgThe home at 16 Marlin Court, Palm Beach.“They are from the Coast but we had at least four buyers on the day who were from interstate.”Property records show the solid brick and tile house was owned by the same family for 24 years.Mr Broomhall said the house was a deceased estate so it was an emotional sale for the Sydney-based relatives.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHowever, he said they were pleased with the result.He said the property’s position on the canal and proximity to the beach and Tallebudgera Creek was ultimately what attracted prospective buyers, including developers and investors.“The location is perhaps one of the best in Palm Beach,” Mr Broomhall said.“It’s close to schools, close to cafes and close to restaurants.”He said it also had a “fantastic community vibe” with friendly neighbours, which made it an ideal location for families.Homes in a highly sought-after location were the ones Mr Broomhall believed would hold their value most when the market started to slow. The house at 16 Marlin Court, Palm Beach (brown roof, centre) sold for just over $1 million.HOUSE hunters keen to snap up a piece of beachside real estate descended on a Palm Beach home in droves when it went to auction at the weekend.It was the location of the three-bedroom house on Marlin Court that was particularly appealing to bidders, and they proved they were willing to pay a premium price for it.It sold under the hammer for just over $1 million.Ray White Palm Beach sales agent Anthony Broomhall, who marketed the property with Matt Arnold, said it attracted a lot of interest in the lead up to auction on Saturday.He said there were about 50 spectators who attended to watch the bidding unfold among 10 registered bidders.“It sold to a family who are going to make it their home,” Mr Broomhall said.“I think eventually they’ll renovate. Inside the home, which overlooks the water.He said the Palm Beach market had started to flatten but reiterated it wasn’t all bad news.“Good properties in great locations are always going to have interested buyers,” Mr Broomhall said.“Even if the market has dropped a bit, that (Marlin Court) property and that location is always going to hold its value.”He said there were a number of factors that were affecting the market, including the banking royal commission, stricter lending criteria and the declining Sydney market.“Whether you like to admit it or not, it affects the rest of the country,” Mr Broomhall said.last_img read more

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‘Statistics important in gov’t planning, making decisions’

first_imgILOILO – “Statistics is important inour everyday lives as well as in government planning, in policy-making.” She urged decision-makers andpolicymakers to analyze data. She said they have started to usetablets or computers in their data collection processes. This year’s celebration theme is “DataInnovation: The Key to a Better Nation.” “Data is very crucial. Before we plan,we must have the correct information. This is important in coming up withbetter plans,” stressed Bacal yesterday. The 30th NSM celebration starts with amotorcade along the major thoroughfares of Iloilo City, to be followed by theopening of an exhibit at SM City Iloilo. She lamented that “the general publicdo not really appreciate statistics so we have to be very innovative,especially in the use of information technology.”/PN Apart from poster-making contest andboard games, other activities lined up for the celebration are regionalstatistical quiz, knowledge analysis contest, data board contest andinformation dissemination, among others. center_img “We need to validate information tomake informed decisions,” she said. NEDA Region 6 Director Ro-Ann Bacal “Once we collect, we have to processthat faster so that NEDA Region 6 can use the data we produce,” said Alviar. For her part, Marlene Alviar, officer-in-chargeof the PSA in Western Visayas, said there is a need to be innovative in termsof gathering data because of the growing demand for information. Bacal said the theme is meant torecognize “things that are happening in this world in terms of technology andinnovation and how this can help us in our data generation and data analysis.” This National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority (NEDA) Region 6 director Ro-Ann Bacal stressed as her office and thePhilippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Western Visayas prepare to kick offthe 30th National Statistics Month (NSM) observance today.last_img read more

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Moyes keeps belief in title chances

first_img United, down to ninth, are now 12 points behind table-toppers Arsenal with both teams having played 14 league fixtures. When asked about that gap, Moyes said: “We have got a long way to go. “We will need to play some great football and win an awful lot of games in the run-in if we going to be in there and around it come the end of the season.” Then asked if he thought his team was capable of doing that, he said: “Yeah – I’ve got nothing to suggest anything else.” In his 11 years as Everton manager prior to his defection to United over the summer, Moyes had never overseen a win at Old Trafford. And after witnessing his successor Roberto Martinez pull off the feat, with the Toffees sealing their first away victory over the Red Devils since 1992 courtesy of full-back Bryan Oviedo’s 85th-minute strike, Moyes said: “I’m disappointed to lose but that is the way the game goes sometimes. “The game was tight. We missed some opportunities to score and Everton took it when they got their opportunity.” Asked if the loss hurt him more than usual as it was to Everton, he added: “It doesn’t hurt any more. “I know they are a very good team, Everton, with very good players. “You would imagine it is a sore one when it is your old team. That is the way it is.” Press Association Manchester United boss David Moyes stressed his belief his side can still be contenders for this season’s Barclays Premier League title after they were beaten 1-0 at home by his former club Everton. Despite his years of service to Everton, the club’s fans gave Moyes – who made a joint bid that was deemed derisory by the Toffees for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines over the summer, and eventually secured the former United midfielder – a hostile reception during the match. And asked about that, the Scot said: “It is not important. “Everton supporters supported their team well tonight. “They had to come here and make sure they got right behind their team and they did that.” In contrast to the testing time Moyes – whose team have now suffered four top-flight defeats in 2013-14 – is enduring, it seems things could hardly be going better for Martinez in his new job. Everton have been beaten only once in the league this season and currently lie fifth in the table, three points off second place. And on the Toffees ending their Old Trafford hoodoo, Martinez said: “Today was more than a football game for us – it was about trying to get over the mental block that we have had for many, many years. “Someone told me was 20-odd years since we won at Old Trafford. “It was about being ourselves throughout the game. I couldn’t be prouder. “The performance is not by any means our best of the season, but we had a real mentality in the first half when we had to dig in, when Manchester United created a few chances as you would expect. “We never felt inferior. “I have always felt this squad is capable of going anywhere in this league and playing teams eye-to-eye. “In the first half we did certain good things. The second-half performance was a lot better and when we had to defend, we did, when we had to keep the ball, we did, and when we went into the final third we had real composure and looked a real threat. “I told the boys afterwards that this gives a real indication of what can be achieved. “But we have done nothing – we need to carry on improving, carry on getting better.” last_img read more

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Lambert: Me or Carroll in Brazil

first_imgRickie Lambert admits he faces a four-game face-off with West Ham’s Andy Carroll to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad. Lambert knows he must impress in Southampton’s final four Barclays Premier League games of the campaign to stand any chance of edging West Ham rival Carroll out of the England squad. “It’s four games to try and impress; it’s four games to try and score goals,” said Lambert, admitting Carroll is “probably” his direct rival for World Cup selection. “I think I was vying for the central position, I think Jay might have been vying for one of the wide ones. If you’re asking for my opinion, that’s what I think was happening. “Jay’s definitely not forgotten by the Southampton lads. We see him every day, it’s obviously a hard thing to accept mentally what happened, it’s going to be hard, but he will be back, he’ll be back next season and he’ll be back stronger mentally. “He’ll be back scoring goals not too long away, so that’s all he’s focused on, and we don’t treat him any differently. “The timing of it is the cruel thing, but you’ve just got to get on with it, but, like I said, he’ll be back next year stronger.” Southampton take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday aiming to hit back to winning form after last weekend’s frustrating 1-0 home loss to Cardiff. Well aware of the watchful gaze of England coaches Hodgson and Ray Lewington, Lambert said he must set all World Cup thoughts aside in favour of fighting for form and goals with Saints. Press Association Southampton striker Lambert does not believe team-mate Jay Rodriguez’s season-ending knee injury clears his way for selection to Roy Hodgson’s squad for the summer tournament in Brazil. Rodriguez damaged knee ligaments in Southampton’s 4-1 league defeat at Manchester City on April 5 and will not be fit until next season. “Most importantly, we’ve got four games to try and get more points for Southampton and try and push us up further in the league,” said the 32-year-old target man. “We got asked the same question a few games ago – ‘we’ve got nothing to play for’ – but then we won three out of four games, so the lads are still very hungry and very determined to do well and that’s what we’ll be trying to do in the remaining four games. “I think we’ve had either Ray or Roy watching our games for the last ten games I think, so we know we are getting watched and that’s brilliant for them to be watching Southampton. “I try not to focus on it, if I’m being honest. I try to play my own game, I think that’s the best way to go about it. “I think you can’t think too much about it, because I think it might affect your game. “You’ve just got to get on with it, try and do well for Southampton and hopefully Roy or Ray are impressed, that’s it really.” last_img read more

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Staggered Approach to Phase 2 of Reopening for Palm Beach County?

first_imgThose missing the big screen will be happy to hear that movie theaters will also be allowed to open their doors at this stage, albeit at 33 percent of their maximum capacity.For the third and final portion of phase 2, businesses included up to that point will be allowed to increase their occupancy to 75 percent.However, it is important to note that not all entertainment venues will be allowed to reopen in the governor’s second phase.The following types of businesses would have to wait a while longer: arcades, auditoriums, bars, bingo parlors, casinos, concert houses, hookah and cigar bars, sports lounges, nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.County officials hope to discuss their plan at the Sept. 1 board meeting. Palm Beach County officials are gearing up to head into phase 2 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reopening open, and it will apparently be a more staggered approach than originally thought.Last week, West Palm Beach television station WPEC obtained a draft plan through a public records request and a county email from Director of Emergency Management Bill Johnson.The plan, which county officials could send to DeSantis in the coming days, reveals a gradual reopening, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. To that end, the first part of phase 2 could potentially include allowing venues for services such as acupuncture, body piercing, massage therapy, and tanning salons and tattoo parlors to begin operating first. Escape rooms would also be under that first part.The second part would see the reopening of pool halls, bowling alleys, skating centers, trampoline centers, and other entertainment venues at 25 percent capacity.I will be holding a press conference at 5:00 PM to announce my SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP. Plan to Re-Open Florida. Watch live on https://t.co/FBjm0K60MW. pic.twitter.com/NkXDiCkiiF— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 29, 2020last_img read more

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Red Sox manager John Farrell coming to Bangor

first_imgELLSWORTH — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell will be coming to Husson University in Bangor on Jan. 18 for an event hosted by Varney Buick GMC, Sports Radio 92.9 “The Ticket” and Townsquare Media Bangor.The event will include a VIP meet-and-greet and a night of baseball talk that will include a Q-and-A session. There will also be a hot stove session that will “give fans a look at the Red Sox organization from a manager’s perspective,” Townsquare Media’s Kathleen Hardy said in a statement released Wednesday.Tickets to the event, which will be held at Husson’s Gracie Theatre, are $30 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. Those interested can purchase them at www.929TheTicket.com.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Justin Gatlin, 38, says he can win gold at Tokyo Olympics

first_imgFORMER Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place.The Olympics, due to begin in July, were postponed this week because of the coronavirus pandemic.American Gatlin, 38, won gold at Athens 2004 and the world title in London in 2017 after a second doping ban.Asked if he could win in Tokyo, he told TMZ Sports: “My educated guess is yes.”The Games will be staged “no later than summer 2021”, according to the International Olympic Committee.Gatlin, who turns 39 in February, said: “A lot of people think that time is against me, but that is far from the truth.“Resting your body, refocusing yourself and staying hungry, we will come back re-energised for 2021.“My body has not been worn down by running a lot of races in 2020. It won’t be that big of a difference being 38 to being 39.”Gatlin served a four-year ban between 2006 and 2010 after testing positive for testosterone, his second doping offence after a year’s suspension for using a banned amphetamine in 2001.His victory at London 2017, when he shocked a retiring Usain Bolt and fellow American Christian Coleman, was greeted by jeers from the crowd.Gatlin did not rule out continuing beyond 2021, saying the example of American football star Tom Brady, who signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week at the age of 42, had inspired him.“It’s giving me hope that that maybe a 40-year-old Justin Gatlin on track won’t be too crazy,” he said.(BBC Sportlast_img read more

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Badgers look to get on track against Hawkeyes

first_imgAfter having gone over two months without losing more than two consecutive games, that trend ended abruptly this past weekend at the Field House.The Badgers will now head to Iowa with hopes of ending their first three-game losing streak of the season and with an aim to avenge their first Big Ten loss of the year tonight at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.On Sept. 23, the Hawkeyes came into the Field House and beat the Badgers in four sets. That win could be partly attributed to the Badgers’ attack errors, which totaled a season-high 32 in that match. This past weekend, Wisconsin had a bit of a relapse in that regard, committing 27 errors against Ohio State.“I feel like we made errors at critical times, like we would get points and make a serving error or hit a ball into the block or into the net, and you just can’t have that,” senior captain Brittney Dolgner said. “It’s just really important to be consistent all the time, and that’s just one of the things with volleyball. … If we continue to [be consistent], I think we’ll win a lot more matches.”Now, however, the Hawkeyes have sputtered out to a 3-11 record in the Big Ten, good for last place tie with Indiana. After coming out flat in their past three games, the Badgers are looking forward to another opportunity to bounce back against a conference opponent.“We’ve got another opportunity tomorrow,” head coach Pete Waite said. “We can train, watch tape and get better, and that’s been our goal. We’ve kind of hit a plateau as far as energy level is concerned. … In the Big Ten if you have any sort of a flat day, you’re going to pay for it.”As for necessary improvements, aside from avoiding unforced errors, Dolgner noted the team needs to reassess its approach to individual matches. According to the outside hitter, much of the team’s success stems from the players’ attitude going into each match.“I think we just need to come out with an attitude that we know we can win,” she said. “I think that if we come out with that attitude I think things will just come from there, the passing will come from there, communication usually comes from our team when we’re playing well.”The Badgers will have to contend with Iowa hitters Megan Schipper and Aimee Huffman, who average 3.02 and 2.62 kills per set, respectively. In the teams’ first match this season, Schipper notched a team-high 15 kills against Wisconsin.But it wasn’t necessarily those kills that beat the Badgers — it was the Badgers themselves. Along with their 32 attack errors against Iowa, Wisconsin also had a season-high seven serving errors against the Hawkeyes, something that plagued the Badgers against Ohio State last Saturday, when they tallied four serving errors, including two by freshman Kirby Toon.However, the Badgers’ performance against the Buckeyes could be looked at as something of an anomaly, since Wisconsin went into the weekend tied for fifth place in the Big Ten and had beaten some top tier opponents, including No. 8 Michigan only a week earlier.Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes have lost five consecutive matches and rank last in the Big Ten in hitting percentage and assists per set, and are 10th in the conference with only 12.24 kills per set.With only six matches left in the regular season, the Badgers have quite a bit of ground to make up in the conference if they want to be considered for a bid to the NCAA Tournament. After getting swept by two of the conference’s better teams this past weekend, Waite knows the team must play up to the Big Ten’s standards if it wishes to play in the postseason.“It just was not clicking on all cylinders and that’s something that, at this point in the season, we want to be doing,” Waite said. “We’re going to have to get back into the gym and find that spark that gets everything back together again.”last_img read more

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Kobelt, Lashway paving way for Syracuse from No. 1 doubles spot

first_imgSyracuse has owned the doubles point recently. And it starts at the top.Maddie Kobelt and Brittany Lashway have taken command of No. 1 doubles and are proving worthy of that title.“Doubles, the way we play, is very complex, there’s a lot of communication that needs to be done,” head coach Luke Jensen said. “You have to understand where you need to be on the court at all times.”Kobelt and Lashway are 7-1 together this season, and won their first seven decisions before falling at Harvard on Saturday. In eight matches since Lashway began switching in for junior Aleah Marrow, the two have combined to win 59-of-91, or 64.8 percent of all games. Great chemistry combined with excellent play has led to the duo’s recent success.“We follow each other’s movements. Someone’s pulled out wide, we’ll cover the middle, or we’ll talk with the lobs,” Kobelt said. “I just think our communication is really strong between both of us two on the court.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlong with a connection, they each bring a skill set that, when combined, creates a fearsome pairing.“We’re both aggressive,” Lashway said. “We both have great volleys, great serves. So it just kind of blends together really nicely. … We kind of make a wall at the net so it’s kind of hard to pass us or doing anything to get the ball by us.”Mentally, the two bring an attitude that keeps the tandem positive, regardless of circumstance.“Just staying positive, having a good attitude on the court and just being aggressive and keeping at it,” Lashway said. “Every time you be aggressive, you always have good results.”The midseason transition was seamless. The two played together for the first time Feb. 17 against Pittsburgh. Kobelt had played first doubles for most of the season alongside Marrow and freshman Sophia Dzulynsky.Lashway transitioned back slowly. She was replaced by Marrow in the Illinois match, but officially took back the spot with Kobelt on Feb. 24 at DePaul. The switch from a junior to a freshman on the first doubles team is indicative of the attitude the team has about underclassmen — everyone’s on fair ground.Her switch to No. 1 doubles has coincided with a Syracuse run. The Orange is 6-2 since moving Lashway to the top doubles spot. Putting Lashway in at No. 1 doubles allows Jensen to play Marrow elsewhere.Marrow has recently played No. 3 doubles and either the No. 5 or No. 6 slot in singles. As one of the top players and upperclassmen on the Orange, Marrow now gives SU a distinct advantage in the third doubles and lower singles that may not have existed without Lashway.“This team is good at making everybody equal,” Lashway said, “but if you need help, they’ll help you.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 3, 2013 at 2:12 am Contact Danny: dacuneo@syr.edulast_img read more

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