Baffled by light sentences sought for Novel Baswedan’s attackers, netizens turn to humor

first_imgSocial media users have aired their collective disappointment and bewilderment at the one-year prison sentence demanded for police officers who allegedly attacked Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan through sarcastic videos and memes.One particular video, posted by young comedian Bintang Emon on Friday, went viral over the weekend and drew praise from Novel himself. In the video, Emon poked fun at the prosecutors’ insistence that the defendants in the case – Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir – had ‘accidentally’ thrown sulfuric acid in Novel’s face in April 2017, claiming that they had initially aimed for his torso. The skit was met with praise among fellow netizens and celebrities, with some lauding Emon’s decision to use his penchant for humor to speak up about the notoriously difficult case.“So cool of you to speak up about this kind of topic. Respect,” singer Vidi Aldiano commented on the video.“Great, someone finally dares [to speak up]. He’s going to have to make an apology video at the Jakarta Police soon,” filmmaker Ernest Prakasa jokingly responded to the video, in reference to the recent trend of internet influencers publicly apologizing for past controversies.Novel himself also went on the record as saying that he found Emon’s video amusing.“That boy is ingenious,” he said on Saturday as quoted by, netizens on Twitter have also conveyed their astonishment at the latest development in Novel’s long-gestating case through memes.Twitter user @davadntrt posted an illustration of a cartoon character lying awake in their bed, while ruminating on the possibility of someone accidentally spilling acid on another person’s rn.#NovelBaswedan— Son Of Dadang (@davadntrt) June 12, 2020“How could someone ACCIDENTALLY throw acid on another person’s face?” the character said in a thought bubble.Another user, @trimuktiwijaya, brought up the issue in a comic strip featuring Nickelodeon’s popular cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants. In the comic, Spongebob defends himself from a court verdict by claiming that he had only accidentally committed the offenses. The judge listens and decides to reduce the punishment to just one year in prison.#GakSengaja ke tweet— 3mkt (@trimuktiwijaya) June 13, 2020“I tweeted this by accident,” @trimuktiwijaya wrote in the caption.Prosecutors demanded on Friday that defendants Ronny and Rahmat be given one-year prison terms for their involvement in the acid attack on Novel, in which the KPK investigator lost an eye.Ronny and Rahmat have been accused of attacking Novel because of the latter’s work as an investigator for the KPK, which saw several powerful and corrupt politicians and government officials as well as police officers end up behind bars. Shortly after he was arrested, Ronny said that he considered Novel, who previously served as a police officer, a traitor.Topics :center_img “We live on Earth, gravity [pulls objects] downwards. There’s no way that [liquid] splashed onto the body could find its way to the face,” the comedian quipped in the video.“Unless Pak Novel Baswedan walked [while performing] a handstand. In that case, you may protest to the judge: ‘Your Honor, I initially aimed for his body, but because he was [walking on his hands], the acid was spilled onto his face.’”Emon’s video has since drawn more than 7 million views on Instagram alone as of Sunday afternoon. Clips of his skit have also been reposted on Twitter, giving rise to the trending topic “Gak Sengaja” (by accident) on the platform.last_img read more

How innovation is driving success in the confectionery sector

first_imgThe confectionery category has fared well over the last year despite media attention around sugar, delivering value growth as shoppers continue to trade up.,The Grocer’s Guide To Confectionery helps you discover more about the retail opportunities for this diverse and innovative category as well as the branded players who can help you transform your fixture.Download this free report to find out more.The Grocer’s Guide To Confectionery is an advertising supplement to The Grocer,DownloadsGuideToConfectioneryPDF, Size 14.37 mblast_img read more

TEAMER first RFTS call kicks off 26 May

first_imgThe Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) program will begin accepting applications for testing and expertise support on 26 May. Categories: TEAMER program will launch three to four annual open funding calls for three years and distribute approximately $13 million. TEAMER Program Gears for Its First RFTS Call Open water testing is not available for RFTS 1. Applicants can apply to receive technical support from pre-approved testing and expertise facilities listed on the TEAMER Facility Network page. This will be done through Requests for Technical Support (RFTS), to support marine renewable energy testing and development projects. It provides access facilities and expertise to solve challenges, build knowledge, foster innovation, and drive commercialization. Authorities & Government center_img Announced by the US DOE last year, TEAMER’s mission is to accelerate the viability of marine renewables. However, TEAMER plans to support open water and field testing in future RFTS. The RFTS 1 application period will open on 26 May and remain open through 31 July 2020. Posted: 6 months ago Posted: 6 months ago Upon acceptance, applicants will work with the facility to complete a thorough test plan prior to the access period. Applicants need to consult their 1-2 facilities of interest prior to applying to ensure their RFTS is within the capabilities of the facility and aligns with the goals of the TEAMER program.last_img read more

Last chance to win Chelsea v Bolton tickets

first_imgWest London Sport has teamed up with Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner of Chelsea FC, to offer Blues fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to their next Premier League home game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February.André Villas-Boas will be hoping for all three points against the Trotters…and you could be at Stamford Bridge to watch all the action LIVE!We have five pairs of tickets to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:AdChoices广告Which recent Chelsea signing previously played for Bolton?a. John Terryb. Gary Cahillc. Ashley ColeE-mail the correct answer to win@westlondonsport.comWinners will be randomly selected. The competition closes at 5pm today.Thomas Cook Sport is the UK’s leading sports tour operator and official travel partner of Chelsea FC, offering match breaks to Chelsea fans for the 2011/2012 season from £109 per person. This season, choose the winning tactic and book your 2011/12 match break by visiting or call the sales team on 0844 800 9900.You can also follow us on Twitter @thomascooksport and find us on Facebook at to keep up-to-date with all the latest competitions, special offers and news.Terms & Conditions1. The prize consists of two tickets (Chelsea end) to the game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday 25 February 2012, for five winners. Kick-off is at 15.00.2. The package does not include travel to or from the ground or any hospitality at the ground.3. Fans are reminded that tickets are in the Chelsea end and seats are amongst home supporters. Please be aware that any vocal or visual support for the opposition will result in ejection from the stadium without compensation.4. Entrants are reminded that tickets are issued subject to Chelsea FC Regulations and the Conditions of Entry relevant to those tickets.5. Competition open to all UK residents with the exception of employees of Thomas Cook Sport Ltd, Chelsea FC or Hatch Communications, their immediate families, agents or anyone else associated with the administration.6. No cash alternative will be offered.7. The competition closes on 13 February.8. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.9. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.10. All entrants must be willing to participate in publicity should they be a winner.11. We reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the competition if, in our sole discretion, the competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in the competition rules.12. The promoter of this competition is either Thomas Cook Retail Limited, trading as Thomas Cook Sport or Airtrack (for UK departures), or Capitol Holdings Ltd, trading as Thomas Cook Sport (Ireland), for travel arrangements departing from the Republic of Ireland. Thomas Cook Retail Ltd registered office is The Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby Road, Peterborough PE3 8SB, and the company registration number is 00102630 England. Capitol Holdings Ltd registered office is 10B Beckett Way, Parkwest Business Park, Dublin 12, and company registration number is 163008. To discover more about Thomas Cook Sport, log on to www.thomascooksport.comlast_img read more

Roy’s 153 leads England to victory over Bangladesh

first_imgCARDIFF, Wales (Reuters) – England posted their highest World Cup total to overcome their Bangladesh hoodoo in style as they got back to winning ways with a crushing 106-run victory in Cardiff yesterday.England had lost their last two World Cup matches against Bangladesh, including the defeat that knocked them out of the 2015 tournament, but they had no such trouble in blustery conditions in south Wales.Jason Roy (153), who smashed the second highest World Cup score by an England batsman, and Jonny Bairstow (51) set England on their way, before Jos Buttler (64) took them past 300 and a late flurry from Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett ensured a record 386 for six. In reply, pace bowler Jofra Archer struck early to remove Soumya Sarkar – the ball clipping the off stump before flying past the wicketkeeper all the way to the boundary without bouncing – before a run-a-ball century from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh recover.But they were bowled out for 280 as tournament favourites England hit back from their surprise loss to Pakistan in convincing style.“We knew that we would have to improve in order to win a tough game against Bangladesh,” England captain Eoin Morgan said. “And I think with the bat, in particular, we were outstanding. “He (Roy) is very intimidating to play against when he does score runs.”Roy and Bairstow put on the second-century opening partnership of this World Cup before Bairstow fell to a fine catch by Mehidy Hasan to make it 128-1 in the 20th over.Roy was not to be deterred, reaching his ninth ODI hundred off 92 balls, before passing 150 with three successive sixes, only to fall the very next ball chasing another big hit. “Jonny and I have been doing pretty well together over the last few years so we’ve got not too much to worry about,” man-of-the-match Roy said. “We’ll go out there and get the job done.”Buttler, moved up the order as England kept attacking, slammed four sixes in his quick-fire 64, passing 50 from just 33 balls – the joint fastest half-century at this World Cup. Morgan made 35 before being caught and Plunkett and Woakes then blasted 45 off the last 17 balls to help England post the seventh highest total in a World Cup.Buttler did not come out to keep wicket due to injury as Bangladesh got off to a shaky start with the bat, with Sarkar being spectacularly clean-bowled by Archer with just eight runs on the board.Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 107 for the third wicket before Mushfiqur fell six short of his 50, but Shakib’s eighth ODI century kept Bangladesh in with an outside chance. Nonetheless, what would have been a World Cup record run chase eluded Bangladesh, as the innings lost momentum and England eased home.“That total was too much; credit goes to England for the way they batted,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said.England now have two wins from three games and next take on the West Indies on Friday. Bangladesh have one victory from three and play Sri Lanka on Tuesday.SCOREBOARDENGLAND innings J. Roy c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mehidy Miraz 153J. Bairstow c Mehidy Miraz b Mashrafe Mortaza 51J. Root b Mohammad Saifuddin 21J. Buttler c Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Saifuddin 64E. Morgan (c) c Soumya Sarkar b Mehidy Miraz 35B. Stokes c Mashrafe Mortaza b Mustafizur Rahman 6C. Woakes not out 18L. Plunkett not out 27Extras: (lb-3, nb-1, w-7) 11Total: (6 wickets, 50 overs) 386Fall of wickets: 1-128, 2-205, 3-235, 4-330, 5-340, 6-341.Bowling: Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-71-0, Mashrafe Mortaza 10-0-68-1, Mohammad Saifuddin 9-0-78-2, Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-75-1, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-67-2, Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-24-0.BANGLADESH innings (target: 387 runs from 50 overs)Tamim Iqbal c Morgan b Wood 19Soumya Sarkar b Archer 2Shakib Al Hasan b Stokes 121Mushfiqur Rahim c Roy b Plunkett 44Mohammad Mithun c Bairstow b Rashid 0Mahmudullah c Bairstow b Wood 28Mosaddek Hossain c Archer b Stokes 26Mohammad Saifuddin b Stokes 5Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Bairstow b Archer 12Mashrafe Mortaza not out 4Mustafizur Rahman c Bairstow b Archer 0Extras: (lb 9, w 10) 19Total (all out; 48.5 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-63, 3-169, 4-170, 5-219, 6-254, 7-261, 8-264, 9-280.Bowling: Woakes 8-0-67-0, Archer 8.5-2-29-3, Plunkett 8-0-36-1, Wood 8-0-52-2, Rashid 10-0-64-1, Stokes 6-1-23-3.last_img read more

Pardew denies bonus for avoiding relegation

first_img(Reuters) – ADO Den Haag manager, Alan Pardew, has denied reports stating he will receive a bonus for avoiding relegation after the Dutch season was terminated this week because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision to scrap the season meant ADO Den Haag, who were second from bottom in the table, seven points from the safety zone, will survive, having looked like going down.One British newspaper reported former West Ham United, Newcastle United, Southampton and Crystal Palace boss, Pardew, would receive a 100,000 pounds bonus payment.In a statement on the club’s website, however, the 58-year-old Pardew said: “If I was formally entitled to an amount, I would never want to receive it. In this difficult period, I would always return any bonus to the club, which will certainly find a good destination for it.”Pardew said he wanted the money given to Den Haag’s non-playing staff or donated to the Dutch health service.“I hope this clears up any misunderstandings caused by press reports,” he added.Pardew was appointed as manager of the Dutch minnows in December tasked with saving them from relegation. Yet with the relegation battle and the title fight being scrapped, the English coach can be said to have succeeded.Although he admitted: “Of course there is relief, but modesty is in order. I had the belief that we could accomplish our mission, we were not in good shape and we will never know if we would have succeeded.“We count our blessings and understand the frustrations at SC Cambuur and De Graafschap.”SC Cambur and De Graafschap were both set to gain promotion to the top flight from the Dutch second tier.last_img read more

Football Report Card

first_imgGame ball goes to: P.J. Hill (16 rushes, 132 yards) Special teams: A Offense: B- After allowing Tennessee to score 21 points over the first quarter and a half, the Wisconsin defense buckled down and stymied the Volunteers the rest of the way. With Jack Ikegwuonu at the other corner spot, Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge picked on Strickland, starting in place of the injured Aaron Henry, and the senior answered the challenge. Strickland finished with seven tackles for the game, and most importantly, didn?t give up a big play. The defense struggled to get off the field, however, allowing Tennessee to convert on 9 of 18 third down attempts. UW will start next season with another opponent from the Mid-American Conference. The Badgers have matched up with a team from the MAC in five of the last six seasons ? including a 2003 game with Akron ? winning each of those contests. The Zips started the season 3-3 before losing five of their last six games to close out the year. Thousand-yard receiver Jabari Arthur will need to be replaced, but running back Bryan Williams rushed for 750 yards as a true freshman. Akron used a two-quarterback system in 2007, with sophomore Carlton Jackson adding a rushing threat to classmate Chris Jacquemain?s passing. After UW head coach Bret Bielema went as far as to say he thought freshman Zach Brown had caught P.J. Hill on the depth chart, Hill reasserted his control over the top tailback spot with an impressive power running display. Healthy for the first time in two months, Hill finished runs with authority and showed some breakaway speed on his 50-yard run. He was the best back on the field for either team. Tough-as-nails quarterback Tyler Donovan showed his grit again, coming back twice from seemingly significant injuries. Donovan avoided costly mistakes, and with Tennessee taking away favorite target tight end Travis Beckum (two receptions, 22 yards), he looked to other options. Tight end Garrett Graham caught a game-high seven passes and freshman Kyle Jefferson caught three balls. Returning to the lineup fully healthy for the first time since late October, P.J. Hill gashed Tennessee for 132 yards on just 16 carries, including a long run of 50 yards. The offense failed to capitalize on good field position throughout the second half, however, including a crucial empty drive following a blocked punt.center_img The Badgers entered the Outback Bowl having won their last two New Year?s Day bowls over SEC opponents and looked to do so again. With Tennessee missing several key players on both sides of the ball due to academic ineligibility, it looked as if Wisconsin would have a good chance to continue that streak.The Badgers started slow, however, falling behind by two touchdowns midway through the second quarter ? a deficit that would prove too big to overcome.In the end, Wisconsin simply didn?t take full advantage of its opportunities on offense and couldn?t find a way to slow down the Tennessee passing attack, leaving many players to say afterward that they had let one slip away. Defense: B- Overall: B- Up next: Akron (4-8, 3-5 MAC 2007) The special teams units kept Wisconsin afloat for most of the afternoon with a bevy of timely plays. David Gilreath set up the Badgers?first touchdown of the game with a 60-yard kickoff return following the Volunteers? opening score and also contributed a 25-yard punt return. In his final game as a Badger, special teams ace Ben Strickland made two huge plays, downing a punt at the 1-yard line and later recovering a blocked punt. Ken DeBauche punted well (44.7 yards per punt) and Taylor Mehlhaff made his only field goal attempt of the day.last_img read more

A look at the last 4 Syracuse football head coaches before Dino Babers

first_img Related Stories Dino Babers named Syracuse football’s next head coach5 quick facts about new Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers Dino Babers is the fifth Syracuse head coach since 1991. After Paul Pasqualoni held the position for 14 years, the Orange has cycled through three head coaches in the last 10. Greg Robinson failed in his four years, Doug Marrone raised the program’s profile from 2009-12 and Scott Shafer’s tenure slowly declined in his three seasons.Babers now inherits a team that’s missed two straight postseasons and only won seven of its last 24 games. Here’s a brief look at the tenure’s of each of the last four Syracuse football coaches.1991-2004 – Paul PasqualoniIn Pasqualoni’s 14 years as head coach, he led Syracuse to four Big East titles and a 6-3 record in nine bowl games. He led the Orange to two double-digit-win seasons in his first two years and another in 2001. He finished his tenure as the second-winningest coach in Syracuse history with 107 victories. Six of those wins, though, were vacated as part of the NCAA investigation into SU.Daily Orange File Photo2005-08 – Greg RobinsonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn two of Robinson’s four years, Syracuse suffered the only double-digit losing seasons in school history. He compiled 10 wins in four years, but five of those were vacated. Robinson was fired with two games left in the 2008 season. At his farewell press conference, he read excerpts from the children’s book, “The Little Engine That Could.”Daily Orange File Photo2009-12 – Doug MarroneMarrone’s tenure began with a lackluster four-win season, only one more victory than Robinson’s last year. But eight wins the next year was the most since 2001, and the Orange topped Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. After a 5-7 2011 season, Marrone led SU to another Pinstripe Bowl win against West Virginia in 2012. He left Syracuse for the Buffalo Bills after the bowl win. Daily Orange File Photo2013-15 – Scott ShaferShafer led the Orange to a Texas Bowl victory against Minnesota in his first season as head coach. Syracuse only won seven games in his next two seasons, and Shafer was fired with one game left this season. SU won his finale, 20-17, against Boston College and Shafer was carried off the field.Logan Reidsma | Photo Editor Comments Published on December 5, 2015 at 11:56 am Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Quinlivan feels Commericials hit fixture congestion could have been avoided

first_imgCommercials overcame Newcastlewest by the narrowest of margins in the quarter final and will start as favourites on Sunday.There is some controversy surrounding the game however as two of the Commercials players-Ross Peters and Jack Kennedy- will play in the county minor hurling A final for St Marys Clonmel when they take on Kildangan the day before. Commercials stalwart Martin Quinlivan feels it is a situation that could have been avoided Tipp FM will have live updates from that game on Sundaylast_img read more