Married couple arrested for alleged child prostitution, human trafficking in Lampung

first_imgRead also: KPAI calls for more efforts to curb child prostitution in apartmentsHe further revealed that the couple had been trying to sell three underaged children via Facebook. SF reportedly admitted that she received up to Rp 100,000 for every transaction, which was worth Rp 500,000.”We promoted the service on Facebook and then arranged meetings with customers in the rented house for conducting transactions,” SF said. The couple has been charged under the 2007 Human Trafficking Law and 2002 Child Protection Law. If convicted, they may face a maximum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment, the police said. (vny)Topics : The Tulangbawang Police in Lampung have arrested a married couple, identified as SU and SF, at their rented house in Warga Makmur Jaya village in Tulangbawang regency following reports they were running an online child prostitution and human trafficking ring.SU and SF were arrested on July 19 along with two alleged customers during a raid. The police also seized Rp 400,000 (US$27) in cash and a smartphone as evidence.”All four of them were taken to the Tulangbawang Police headquarters for questioning,” Tulangbawang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Andy Siswantoro said in a press conference on Wednesday as quoted by last_img read more

USA eye historic result in first-ever T20I

first_imgBy Peter Della Penna in DubaiTODAY, USA will become the 28th country to play a men’s T20I when they take on UAE at the ICC Academy in Dubai.Coming from a place where T20 has been touted as the only possible gateway to crack the broader domestic sports market, the build-up has been low-key for what on paper is a historic occasion.But that hasn’t kept USA coach Pubudu Dassanayake and his players from appreciating the significance of the new frontier ahead of them.Speaking to ESPNcricinfo on the eve of USA’s first T20I outing, Dassanayake is hoping the two-match series will provide the opportunity to lay solid groundwork for a successful T20 World Cup Qualifying campaign later in the year as well as a lead-in to their attempt at securing ODI status at WCL Division Two in Namibia next month.“Of course, it’s the first T20 International USA is playing, so we want to win, so winning is important,” Dassanayake said. “But having said that, at the end of this year there’s a big tournament coming up – the T20 global qualifier – and regional qualifiers.“So we want to see what is our best combination and best players for that version. We’re going to try a few combinations tomorrow and the day after and see what’s best for us.“When we are talking about T20 into the 50-overs, we want to improve our death bowling; we want to improve our power-hitting ability. So all of these training tours, today, tomorrow and even the T20 games going into 50-overs, we’ve got to cover a few things for us to shape up in the 50 overs as well.”USA’s biggest obstacle might have less to do with the opponents on the field and more to do with the effects of jet-lag. The squad had staggered arrivals over the course of the previous day, while Roy Silva missed the team’s lone training session altogether after his flight didn’t come in late yesterday morning.However, captain Saurabh Netravalkar was upbeat about how the team has acclimatised to the 32-degree desert heat after coming out of the winter. Former New South Wales fast bowler Burt Cockley, who now lives in Kansas, has been working with the USA squad to lay out a strength-and-conditioning programme to improve their fitness through the winter leading up to this tour – something Netravalkar says will be a key factor in their ability to hit the ground running.The biggest addition to the USA squad is the recall of former West Indies Test batsman Xavier Marshall, who debuted for his adopted home in January 2018 but was left out of USA’s last three tournament squads to round out 2018. But he has been given a lifeline to re-enter the squad and is expected to come charging hard at the top of the order after top-scoring in an intra-squad trial match last month during a warm-up tour in Antigua.“The calibre of the player, you have no second thoughts,” Netravalkar said of Marshall. “He has played Test cricket, and his quality is right up there. But the passion that we saw in him in Antigua, the intensity that he put in his training sessions every day, it’s not just in Antigua.last_img read more

‘Circuit of Champions’ cycling meet to light up Linden on Labour Day

first_imgTHE roadways of Linden will play host to the ‘Circuit of Champions’ cycling meet on Wednesday (May 1), Labour Day, when Guyana’s top cyclists will match pedals with Linden’s best, in a bid to claim top honours and prizes.The race, which is a part of the Linden Town Week Event, is being organised by the Linden Bauxite Flyers Cycle Club this year, after a five-year hiatus. In the past, it was usually an annual event; however, due to circumstances beyond the club’s control, they were unable to host the race since 2014.Fortunately, this year, the club was able to able to garner the support of sponsors, who ensured that the meet will be pulled off.Fans will be treated to thrilling action throughout 15 events, with races being contested in the Veterans, Seniors, Juniors, Juveniles, Mountain Bikes, Females and BMX categories respectively.According to information reaching Chronicle Sport, the club will be using “a new exciting race course” – the ‘Wismar Circuit’ in which the cyclists will have to climb one of the steepest hills in Linden. Aptly described by the organisers as a “short stinging hill of under two hundred meters”, the circuit also includes a lazy descent. The circuit will span almost 2.5km. The race will pedal off at 10:00hrs on Labour Day.The main sponsors are Stronghold Metals Inc., Clear Waters, Visual Auto Toy Store, Namilco, Beepats and Star Rentals.last_img read more

Sports Ministry Protests Visa Denial to U-17 Female B’ball Team

first_imgSpeaking with newsmen after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, said the grounds upon which the athletes were denied visas were untenable.He said “Our under 17 female basket ball team qualified in Madagascar for the Spain event but sadly after fulfilling all righteousness of visa requirements, even extra ordinary conditions were introduced by Spain, our federation met all but in the dying minute they were denied visa.“Before I came to the State House, I was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to officially protest the treatment metted to Nigeria. I must really investigate more because the reasons given by the Embassy of Spain is that one, the letter signed requesting for visa was signed by a dead person. I had to in my office today invite the author of the letter to come to my office and he is a living person.“The second reason was that the lists sent was padded and that there was an attempt to smuggle some people and traffic them across the border. The lists that was brought to me today which I still have here is not up to 18 and these were the people that went to Madagascar for competition and there was nothing like padding in it.“The last reason was that it was out of time or it was brought in short notice. This one too did not stand the test of the investigation I did. This is why we have protested officially to the embassy and I have written the international federation the treatment they gave to us.“I guess it will not take too long we still insist on getting visa from Spain for our athletes to go and participate because if we allow this to go on then we are opening the gate for other countries to use this technique of disqualifying Nigeria when they feel we are going to be a threat in any international participation.”Dalung also explained why the nation’s football teams coached by indigenous coaches failed at international competitions.According to him, “there is one aspect of this indigenous coaching that has been responsible for the poor performance of football in Nigeria which Nigerians need to know.“They have not been able to grow above their parochial sentiments. An example is that a coach will train a team, the team will qualify to go to the next stage. Once it becomes international they will now submit a different list of people; not the entire people who qualified.“This already has violated what is referred to as team spirit in football. A team that played is different from the one that is going. We have that crisis on our hands now,especially with the list of those who are going to Rio (Olympics).”On the argument for the engagement of foreign coach for the Super Eagles, the minister said he had reservations on the proposal.He said though selection of coaches was being handled by the Technical Team, his ministry, he said owed a duty to guide it to get what was the best for the country.He said: “The selection of coach usually is handled by our technical team. We are a supervisory ministry; we have little to do with the process but we have a role in guiding what is best for Nigeria. I have always maintained that if we cannot pay indigenous coaches, we still owe them some months of salaries, some of them have even died without those salaries, do we still go and look for foreign coach and will he be able to tolerate us without salaries for some time moreso that we may also be paying him in hard currency. So, its a fundamental contradiction to swallow easily.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram National U-17 Female Basketball team that was denied participation at the FIBA event in Spain recentlyTobi Soniyi in AbujaMinistry of Sports has protested the denial of visa by the Spanish Embassy to the nation’s Under-17 Female Basketball Team scheduled for an international competition in Spain.last_img read more

WAFU Cup: Nigeria Defeats S’Leone to Zoom into Group Stage Â

first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeTwo late goals by wingback Osas Okoro and substitute Peter Eneji ensured that the home-based Eagles began their 2017 WAFU Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Sierra Leone last night in Cape Coast, Ghana.Okoro’s 83rd minute free-kick sailed over the Leone Star’s wall into the back of the net to register Nigeria’s opening goal of the campaign.Eneji who made his senior national team debut at the ongoing WAFU Cup doubled the lead in the 87th minute for Eagles. He had similarly powered Plateau United to their first NPFL title last Saturday at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos. Plateau defeated Enugu Rangers to win the 2016/2017 Nigerian league title.The win means Nigeria is through to the group stage of the competition alongside host Ghana, Senegal and Mali. Eagles next game is against Ghana.Eight teams are to emerge from this knock out phase into the group stage of the competition taking place between September 9th and 24th.Ghana and Nigeria have seven African titles between them, with the Super Eagles and the Black Stars featuring in the last two FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014).All the teams in Group A are playing in Cape Coast while Group B will compete in Takoradi, the twin city of Sekondi that also hosted matches during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.Group A teams include, Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and Guinea.2015 African champions Cote d’Ivoire headline the pool that also has Senegal, Burkina Faso and Benin Republic, with Liberia, Niger Republic, Togo and Cape Verde also involved.Meanwhile, The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) is threatening to pull out of the West African Football Union (WAFU).The comments come after refereeing controversies at the last two regional tournaments.The GFF has submitted complaints to the regional body and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over a penalty awarded at the ongoing WAFU Cup of Nations.“We’re considering our position in WAFU because with all the resources invested in it – to go out in such manner is not fair,” the GFF President Lamin Kabba Bajo told BBC Sport yesterday.“We will probably discuss the issue in a month’s time during our next executive committee meeting,” The Gambia FA boss hinted.The Gambia was knocked out of the tournament when hosts Ghana scored from the spot after Burkina Faso’s Boukari Ouedraogo adjudged a Gambian player had handled the ball.This is the second consecutive WAFU Cup of Nations tournament in which The Gambia feel they have been treated unfairly.Two years ago Senegal was crowned regional champions when The Gambia refused to play extra-time following a goalless draw.Their officials pointed to the fact that the match officials had said the match would go straight to penalties before ultimately reviewing the rules that stipulated extra-time should be played first.The GFF’s protest also pointed two other matches that it feels were poorly officiated recently.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dandija Replaces Olopade as CEO of Nigeria National League

first_imgAlmost two years after the position became vacant, Sajo Dandija Mohammed has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria National League (NNL).The NNL regarded as the most important league in the country has been operating without a Chief Operating Officer since the resignation of Bukola Olapade from the role late 2018.The Chairman of the NNL, Senator Obinna Ogba who approved Dandija’s appointment said that the new CEO will take up the assignment with immediate effect. According to Ogba, “nature you know abhors vacuum and we have to hit the ground running, we want to cover fresh milestones.“The position of a Chief Executive is a necessary one that will help us galvanize the league more and reach expected heights,” Obinna remarked.Sajo Dandija Mohammed, a trained lawyer hails from Adamawa State. He attended University of Maiduguri and the Nigerian Law School as well as the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.Dandija also went to the Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Security Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, having worked with the Department of State Security Services (SSS) where he rose to the rank of Assistant Chief Security/Intelligence Officer. He retired from public service after 33 years.He will be responsible for executing the strategic objectives of the NNL, providing direction and leadership to enable the NNL board carry out its functions of governing the league.The new CEO is also expected to continually tinker with commercial engagements in Nigeria and beyond, focusing on increasing the revenue base of the League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shafer says Gulley will return next season as 5th-year senior

first_img Published on November 26, 2013 at 4:36 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Prince-Tyson Gulley has been listed as a senior on Syracuse’s roster all season long, but will not be honored as a part of the Orange’s Senior Day festivities Saturday against Boston College. Head coach Scott Shafer said during his press conference Tuesday that the running back was granted an extra year before the season began and will return next season as a fifth-year senior.“He didn’t want to walk because in his mind, ‘I’m still here. I’m still an underclassman,’” Shafer said.Gulley hasn’t played since reinjuring his ankle during SU’s blowout loss to No. 2 Florida State on Nov. 16. The running back is Syracuse’s second leading rusher with 440 yards on 79 carries. His 5.6 yards per carry also rank second on the team and his 14 catches and 51 receiving yards lead all SU running backs.Gulley’s extra season comes because of a medical hardship waiver granted after playing just four games in 2011, The Post-Standard reported.Juniors Jerome Smith, the Orange’s starting running back and leading rusher, Sean Hickey, Syracuse’s starting left tackle, and Jarrod West, SU’s No. 1 receiver, will be honored during Senior Day. Smith and Hickey are both considered NFL Draft prospects.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer said the honoring has nothing to do with their future status at Syracuse. None have decided whether they will declare for the draft “They consider it almost ‘graduation,’” Shafer said. The fourth-year juniors came to Shafer and asked, “Can we walk with the guys we came in with?”Shafer said he talked with some of the potential draftees about declaring before the season and then again during the Orange’s bye week. He’ll talk to his players once again after the season ends.“There’s a lot of people out there that always try to meddle,” Shafer said, “so I said, ‘OK, let’s finish this season right, control, focus on what we’re doing right now.’“We’ll talk about it once the season’s over.” Commentslast_img read more

No. 2 USC played for SoCal Invitational title

first_imgJust keep winning · Junior Blake Edwards (pictured) and sophomore Grant Stein accounted for 80 percent of USC’s goals against Santa Barbara. – Kyleen Hengelhaupt | Daily TrojanThe No. 2 Trojan water polo team went undefeated in the SoCal Invitational and has advanced to the championship game where they will face No. 1 UCLA Sunday evening. The Trojans are looking to capture their fourth straight SoCal championship.USC defeated Stanford 9-6 in the semifinals to advance to the finals.USC jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, extending the lead to 5-1 by halftime. By the fourth period, the Trojans had a 7-4 lead.Junior Blake Edwards continued his dominating weekend as the Trojans leading scorer with another four goals. Chase Koplow, Lachlan Edwards, Matteo Morelli, James Walters and Mihajlo Milicevic each scored an additional goal for the Trojans.Goalkeeper McQuin Baron had another strong day in goal for USC with seven saves on the day, four of them coming in the opening quarter of the match.The Trojans opened the tournament with a dominant 17-3 win over San Jose State Saturday afternoon. The Trojans took an 10-0 lead into halftime after a big second period in which they scored eight unanswered goals.Junior Blake Edwards netted a hat trick in just the second period. Redshirt freshman Chase Koplow and redshirt sophomore Mitch Embrey each also tallied hat tricks over the course of the game. Sophomore Lachlan Edwards also netted two goals in the second period.The Trojans also had additional goals from five other players: James Walters, Matteo Morelli and Nick Lavayen.Baron only played for the first half of the game, but kept the Spartans scoreless, not allowing a goal.As the afternoon rolled around, the Trojans went up against No. 6 UC Santa Barbara defeating them 10-8.USC opened the game with a 4-1 first quarter and was able to hold off every attempt by UCSB to cut the game to one goal.Two Trojans netted four goals a piece. Blake Edwards and sophomore Grant Stein counted for 80 percent of the Trojans scoring in the game. The other two goals came from Lachlan Edwards and Bryce Hoerman.Baron stood tall in the goal for the Trojans once again with 11 saves in the game.The win propelled the Trojans to the semifinal match on Sunday afternoon against Pac-12 rivals Stanford where they won, 9-6.The Trojans faced off against crosstown rivals UCLA in the championship match on Suday evening, but results were unavailable at press time. A recap of the match can be found online.last_img read more

Wisconsin cross-country rebuilding for another long run

first_imgAll good things must come to an end, and for the Wisconsin men’s cross-country team, the end came last fall at the Big Ten Championships.After 14 consecutive Big Ten Titles dating back to 1999, the Badgers had their unprecedented run of conference championships terminated when they finished third behind Indiana and Michigan.To put the string of titles into perspective, Michigan State, which has 14 top finishes, is the only team to have as many overall conference championships as the Badgers won during the streak. In the grand scheme of things, even including last season’s race, Wisconsin has won an eye-opening 46 of the last 97 Big Ten Championship races.Wisconsin’s dominance has been made evident to the rest of the conference, but the yearly title has become a point of intense pride, which made the fall from the top that much more difficult.“It is always the expectation to win,” redshirt sophomore Malachy Schrobilgen said. “Guys don’t come here to lose Big Ten Championships.“That’s always the expectation, is we’re going to be in the hunt. That title is ours. It belongs at Wisconsin.”However, considering the talent Wisconsin lost from the front of its top seven runners two years ago, the Badgers probably had no business even being in the top three last year. Wisconsin lost three key pieces after 2012 in Olympian and four-time All-American Mohammed Ahmed and two-time All-Americans, Reed Connor and Maverick Darling.But under head coach Mick Byrne, who enters his seventh season at the helm this year, UW had an individual Big Ten title winner for the third time in the last four years with Schrobilgen taking top honors in his first year of collegiate competition a season ago.The Badgers had their string of 11 Great Lakes Regional titles come to a halt a week later, but they still finished second as a team to extend their run of making the NCAA Championships to 42 straight seasons, an NCAA record.Wisconsin loses two more seniors heading into this season, and Byrne will have one of his youngest groups in his time as the head man, including eight true freshmen on the 2014 roster.With the large crop of youth, the new trio of leaders, including Schrobilgen and seniors Alex Hatz and Michael Van Voorhis, has a big task on their hands to chase another Big Ten title. But their tutelage under past leaders like Ahmed, Darling and Connor give them experience beyond the course.“These guys are veterans,” Byrne said of Schrobilgen, Hatz and Van Voorhis. “They know what it’s like to carry the torch for Mav, Reed, Elliot [Krause], Mo and those guys, and they take great pride in that.”It’s not an easy task to fill the voids left by the departures from the last two years, but as Schrobilgen explained, the legacies left by past runners act as motivation.“There is pressure there, but I think that’s what drives us to run faster and be better is just knowing that we have those big shoes to fill and … that there’s a lot of work that goes into that to even come close to that kind of potential,” Schrobilgen said.“It’s hard because we don’t have them there to show us the way anymore, but sometimes you just have to go out and do it yourself.”Besides Hatz and Van Voorhis, Wisconsin has only one other upperclassman on the roster in Sam Hacker. The rest of the 19 roster spots are occupied by freshmen or sophomores, with 12 freshmen or redshirt freshmen making up a bulk of the team.The biggest challenge Wisconsin faces this year will be transitioning those younger runners from high school training and racing to the college level. Unlike high school where all races are five kilometers, college races are either 8k or 10k, and as Byrne remarked, both the quantity and quality of running will have to improve for the younger guys.“Getting them stronger is the biggest challenge,” Byrne said. “Getting their heads wrapped around, ‘Hey, we’re going 8k. We’re going 10k.’“For them, you feel a little shock factor right now, but hopefully they understand that they have a role to play somewhere down the road here. That’s just keeping them focused and keeping them with a positive attitude, not getting overwhelmed by the whole thing.”But despite the youth and the inevitable transition to the college scene, there’s no doubt that this new bunch of runners for Wisconsin has a wealth of talent. Included in the newest recruiting class is 2013 Nike Cross-Country National Champion Kai Wilmot and  “seasoned veteran” at the international level Morgan McDonald, as Byrne referred to the freshman Australian native, among others.With all that potential it’s only a matter of time before the freshman and underclassmen are serious contributors to the Badgers.“Everything this year is very much about competing well at the Big Ten meet, but [also] laying the foundation for the future … when you lose guys like Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor, Maverick Darling, Elliot Krause like we have over the last two years – it’s going to take a step back, and that’s okay. Now, it’s about planning and making smart decisions with these kids for the future,” Byrne said.One streak may be over and this year might be a season of building for years down the road, but it’s only a matter of time before the Wisconsin cross-country dynasty is rebuilt.last_img read more

Dennis Albert Liske’s ‘No Contest’ Plea Ends Trial Early

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt was an interesting day in court today for the criminal sexual case of Dennis Albert Liske. Trial was delayed for over an hour in day two of the case.Statements finally resumed around 9:30 am where the victim’s mother was supposed to take the stand but things came to a halt when Liske unexpectedly took a plea agreement and plead “no contest” to his charge of criminal sexual conduct in the 2nd degree. “You understand by pleading no contest is the same of pleading guilty to proceed sentencing, do you understand that,” Judge Mack questioned Liske. “Yes your honor,” Liske replied. With that plea the family agreed to a sentencing cap of 12 months behind bars for Liske, who also has a case in Midland for related charges. The trial that was supposed to last until this Friday led Judge Mack to apologize, thank and dismiss the jury early. “This case has been resolved by a plea agreement which no longer requires your services. The reason I mentioned 38 years of trialing cases here and where Ed Black sits is because crazy stuff happens during a trial. It happened today, it’s happened in the last 38 years, and it’s going to happen next week,” Judge Mack added.Liske pleaded “no contest” when more developments surfaced over night disclosing additional wrong conduct matters. Liske’s victim his now 13–year–old granddaughter, who was 12 at the time of the incident testified on Tuesday revealing that her grandfather assaulted her in his home back in January of this year.Liske will be sentenced on Monday, October 16th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Dennis Albert LiskeContinue ReadingPrevious 12-Year-Old Alpena Girl Recovery After Bike AccidentNext The Importance of the Flu Shotlast_img read more