District police chief in Central Java arrested after two die in car crash

first_imgThe Central Java Police have arrested a district police chief after he was reported to have crashed his car into a house, killing a 3-year-old girl and her 50-year-old grandmother in the process.The police chief, identified only as SY, is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol when he drove his Isuzu Panther into a house in Bangunrejo village in Pamotan district, Rembang regency, on Monday night.“We have been investigating it further to look for evidence,” Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Ahmad Luthfi said on Saturday as quoted by Kompas. He added that SY had been removed from his post as district chief.  Central Java Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Iskandar Fitriana Sutisna said the police were still waiting on laboratory results to determine SY’s blood alcohol levels.“Regardless, he has caused the death of two persons. Whatever the reason, it was a form of negligence,” he said.In his statement to the police, SY claimed that he was trying to avoid a pedestrian who crossed the street right in front his car. The toddler’s father, Mahfudz, said that he could smell alcohol on SY’s breath. “At first, he did not admit that he was the driver and said that the driver had run away,” Mahfudz said.Before the incident occurred, the car was reportedly seen speeding at around 8:30 p.m. on Monday before it swerved left into the house. Witnesses said that SY was still wearing his police uniform when the incident took place. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Top Environment Agency execs to lead £28bn LGPS partnership (updated)

first_imgTwo of the UK’s Environment Agency Pension Fund’s top executives will take on leadership roles at the newly created combined investment company for 10 local government pension schemes (LGPS).Dawn Turner has been appointed chief executive officer of BPP Ltd, which will oversee the investment of £27.5bn (€31bn) pension assets of the funds, and Mark Mansley has been appointed its chief investment officer (CIO).Turner has been chief pensions officer at the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF), a recognised leader in responsible investment, for four years, and has been the interim managing director for the Brunel Pension Partnership (BPP).Mansley has worked alongside Turner as CIO at the EAPF, which he joined in 2011. Laura Chappell has been appointed chief compliance officer and risk officer of BPP Ltd, and Joe Webster joins as chief operations officer.Chappell was most recently head of risk for a large wealth manager in London, and has also worked in risk and compliance at Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock) and Schroders.Webster joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was global finance director for equity trading.Denise Le Gal, independent chair of BPP, hailed the appointments as a “milestone” in the long term development of the partnership.“The formation of the company and the recruitment of the key personnel marks the start of the final stage in the BPP funds’ journey to pooling assets,” Le Gal said. “We look forward to working together as one team to build a better future for our clients.”The three non-executive directors are Steve Tyson, Frédérique Pierre-Pierre, and Mike Clark. Their appointments were announced last month.The EAPF is one of the 10 founding members of BPP, which is one of the eight national ‘pools’ that have been created following a government push for increased investment scale and improved efficiency within the LGPS.It said it is reviewing its future business and staff requirements as part of the fund’s transition to BPP Ltd. In the interim, Faith Ward, the EAPF’s chief responsible investment and risk officer, will lead on investment matters and Craig Martin will continue as acting chief pensions officer.The other funds in the BPP collaboration are the pension funds for Avon, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.BPP Ltd was formally created yesterday in Bristol when each of the founding funds signed the shareholder agreement to establish the company.The partnership will soon announce the appointment of its selected administrator and custodian.last_img read more

Lamprell elects new chairman

first_imgOffshore rig builder Lamprell has appointed a new non-executive chairman of the company with effect from September 20, 2017.Lamprell said on Monday that John Malcolm would be taking the role of non-executive chairman following the planned retirement of John Kennedy from the board.John Malcolm has been an independent non-executive director since May 27, 2013, and Lamprell decided that his industry experience and knowledge of the company made him an excellent candidate for the chairman role from existing board members.John Kennedy will continue as a non-executive chairman and director until he retires on September 20, 2017.The company added that the composition of each of the board committees was amended as a result of the appointment. Namely, Debra Valentine was appointed as the chair of the Remuneration & Development Committee while Mel Fitzgerald was appointed as the chair of the Nominations & Governance Committee.John Kennedy, chairman of Lamprell, said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to welcome John Malcolm as the new Lamprell chairman. John takes over the role at an important time for the company as it navigates through the continuing industry downturn. We are pleased to have someone with the right skills, industry knowledge and deep understanding of the company from within the board to assume the crucial role of chairman.”The soon-to-be chairman of Lamprell, Malcolm, added: “I would also like to personally thank John Kennedy for his leadership of the company over the past five years. I look to continue his efforts to implement the company’s strategic vision and to build on our participation in the transformational Maritime Complex in Saudi Arabia. Despite the current challenging market environment, I am confident that Lamprell has the potential and is well-positioned to deliver sustainable growth in the long term.”last_img read more

Equinor begins public consultations for UK offshore wind extensions

first_img“One area we’re specifically looking for input on is to help us inform the criteria for the site selection of the onshore substation area, close to the Norwich Main substation, as well as feedback to assist us in refining the detail of the onshore cable route from Weybourne to the substation site.” The second phase will be held in spring 2021 when the company will present its refined plans, invite comments to the Preliminary Environmental Report (PEIR) and provide additional information including visualizations of what the projects will look like onshore and from the coast.  Equinor plans to submit the Development Consent Order (DCO) application by the end of 2021. Equinor said it had developed a range of options online and via dedicated communications lines due to the current social distancing practice to invite feedback and ensure that all interested parties have access to the information.  They are being developed as one project with an integrated grid option. Cables from the extension projects will come ashore at Weybourne, before being installed in a trench heading south towards a new onshore substation, near to the existing National Grid Norwich Main Substation. Equinor has launched the community consultation period for the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind extension projects off the North Norfolk coast in the UK. The Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal extensions are two of the seven offshore wind extension projects that the Crown Estate selected in August 2019 following a plan level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). “It’s really important to us to hear from the community at this early stage of the project, so that we can consider feedback from the local people as the projects develop,” said Kari Hege Mørk, Project Manager at Equinor. This first phase will run from 9 July to 20 August, and feedback is sought for the location of the onshore substation, the underground onshore cable route and any lessons that can be taken from the earlier construction of the Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms. After completing this first phase of consultations, Equinor will publish a report summarising the feedback received and how this is being considered.last_img read more

Doctors set for first penis implant in US

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Doctors set for first penis implant in US by: Associated Free Press – December 7, 2015 391 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Johns Hopkins University doctors are preparing for what would be the first US penis transplant, a procedure that could potentially help hundreds of wounded veterans.A Johns Hopkins spokeswoman confirmed a New York Times report that the first such operation was planned for a soldier who suffered genital injuries in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.The 12-hour operation would involve the stitching together of nerves and blood vessels and could restore urinary function and over time, the ability to have sex.Because the procedure would restore only the penis and not the testes, the patient would not be able to have biological children, according to the report.According to the Times, more than 1,367 soldiers suffered injury to their genitals between 2001 and 2013 in Iraq or Afghanistan.Although the procedure is not required to save a life, doctors and Pentagon officials told the newspaper they believe it is worthwhile to deal with the psychological trauma suffered by the soldiers.The university has been authorised to perform 60 of the experimental surgeries, with organs coming from deceased males whose families have given permission.Earlier this year, a South African man received the world’s first successful penis transplant and reported later he was to become a father.There was nothing preventing the South African patient from having children because his testicles, where sperm is produced, were not affected.center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Robert & Sons Aluminum awards go to Deery Series champion, rookie of the year

first_imgNEWNAN, Ga. – Both the champion and rookie of the year in the Deery Brothers Summer Series receive product awards again this season courtesy of Robert & Sons Aluminum.The top driver in overall point standings and the top finishing first-year competitor in the 31st annual tour for IMCA Late Models each get 10 sheets of aluminum from the Newnan, Ga., company.In its third year as an IMCA sponsor, Robert and Sons also distributes aluminum for commercial uses that range from trailers to signage and storefronts throughout the US, Canada and Latin America. More information is available by calling 800 206-8836, on Facebook and at the www.rsaluminum.com website.Champion of the 2016 Deery Series was Tyler Bruening. Rookie of the year was Cayden Carter.“We want to congratulate Tyler and Cayden on their accomplishments last season. We are happy to be a part of the IMCA team and are excited to help support the upcoming season with these same awards for 2017,” said Robert & Sons Vice President Steve Hinely. “Our goal has been to offer superior quality and customer service and also to provide new colors and finishes that have not been available in the past to help give the drivers the best looking car on the race track.”“This year we have added to our metallic finish line three more colors for a total of eight different colors. We now are stocking, white, black, red, chevron blue, yellow, charcoal, champagne and silver metallic and combined with our other stock colors, we offer more colors and finishes than any other supplier,” he continued. “To see our product be successful in its end use serves as our motivation to continue to provide and create new colors which is offered through a nationwide dealer network.”Roberts and Sons product certificates will be presented during the national IMCA awards banquet in November.“We’ve had different champions and rookies of the year in each season Robert & Sons has been a part of the IMCA program and with the beginning of the 2017 Deery Brothers Summer Series on the horizon, we are anxious to see if that trend continues,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Thanks to Robert & Sons Aluminum for their commitment to IMCA Late Model racing.”Opening night for the upcoming Deery Series is April 1 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.last_img read more

Connacht edge out rivals Leinster

first_img Further defensive grit from the hosts kept their line intact, as Devin Toner was held up short after a Brendan Macken break from deep had set up a frantic 13 phases. Connacht also won a late scrum penalty, five metres from their own whitewash, and Darragh Leader was narrowly wide with a monster penalty attempt on the resumption. The second half remained scoreless until Marmion’s magical score in the 56th minute as he broke past Madigan from a ruck and stepped inside Rob Kearney to touch down to the left of the posts. Carty converted to edge Connacht in front for the first time and Leinster struggled to respond – they leaked possession at a close-in lineout maul and Kearney was unable to control a Reddan chip through near the right corner. Gopperth ran out of space to try a drop goal late on and Connacht – with centre David McSharry putting in hit after hit – forced a final knock-on to seal the deal. Press Association Kieran Marmion’s early contender for try of the season saw the westerners take the spoils and make a bit of history in the process – this is the first time ever that they have begun a league campaign with three successive wins. Connacht fell foul of referee John Lacey’s whistle early on, allowing Leinster to take a 9-3 half-time lead with Ian Madigan successful with three of his four penalty attempts. Jack Carty kicked the hosts’ lone reply and having kept Leinster scoreless while captain John Muldoon was in the sin-bin, a superb solo try from scrum-half Marmion had Connacht leading by the 55th minute. With their scrum turning the tables on Leinster, Pat Lam’s young side showed great fortitude in defence to see out a nail-biting victory and repeat the province’s September 2012 success against the Blues. Madigan kicked the visitors into a third minute lead, rewarding his pack for an encouraging first scrum. Carty’s first attempt at goal – a difficult long range penalty – fell wide. Leinster were eager to take advantage of the wind at their backs and Madigan landed the second of two penalty attempts outside the 10-metre line. An over eager Muldoon then infringed at a ruck for his side’s fifth penalty concession of the opening quarter hour, and Madigan split the posts for a 9-0 scoreline. The home crowd finally had something to shout about when Marmion’s one-handed flick set prop Nathan White free down the left wing. Matt Healy also tested the Leinster defence before a well-struck Carty penalty opened their account in the 21st minute. The loss of Muldoon, who was carded for side-entry at a ruck, allowed Leinster advance into try-scoring range and only a forward pass from Eoin Reddan prevented Madigan from running in the game’s first try. Fourteen-man Connacht stood up to the task though, their efforts typified by man-and-ball tackles by Niyi Adeolokun and Robbie Henshaw as the rain came down from the dark Galway sky. The Sportsground erupted at the finish as Connacht held on to defeat defending Guinness PRO12 champions Leinster 10-9 and end their 11-match losing streak in Irish interprovincial derbies. last_img read more

Last gasp Lukaku snatches draw

first_img Schlupp burst into the box moments later and it needed the combined efforts of three Everton players to stop the Ghanaian. The home fans were unhappy as Everton lacked any pace or purpose going forward. They briefly woke from their slumber when Lukaku collected and went clean through following an incisive pass by Barkley, but the striker was offside. Everton wasted the few chances they had in the first half. Barkley curled a 20-yard free-kick into the Park End and Lukaku did the same moments later. Andrej Kramaric came close at the other end when he curled his shot a foot over Howard’s goal. John Stones then put in a last-ditch block to deny Schlupp in first half injury time. The game was a far more entertaining affair in the second half. Just two minutes after the break, Howard parried Matty James’ shot, but Schlupp dragged the follow-up wide. Boos rang out around Goodison Park in the 53rd minute when Muhamed Besic, who had controlled the game from midfield was replaced by Atsu. Darron Gibson came on for Barkley, who had been far less effective. Any dissenting voices were muted four minutes later when Everton took the lead. Lukaku held the ball up brilliantly and laid the ball off to Naismith, who squeezed his shot between Wes Morgan and Robert Huth and the ball trickled past Mark Schwarzer. Pearson made a double change, bringing Nugent and Jamie Vardy on. Just over one minute later, the pair combined to equalise. Vardy pulled away down the right and drove a low shot goalwards which Howard spilled straight into the path of Everton fan Nugent, who tapped in. Lukaku should have put Everton back in front when he meandered through the Leicester defence, but he somehow contrived to clear the bar from 10 yards. The hosts were punished immediately by the Foxes. Howard was at fault again. He flapped at a cross and Vardy pulled the ball back to Cambiasso, who drilled the ball in from inside the box. The Everton fans groaned as Lukaku wasted yet another chance to score as the former Chelsea striker could only muster a weak shot after being played in by Naismith. The Belgian made a telling impact in the dying minutes, though, when his diving header hit Upson and flew in to steal a fortuitous point for Martinez’s side. Leicester were denied a vital victory in their push for survival as Everton grabbed a last-gasp equaliser at Goodison Park. Lukaku had looked a shadow of the man that bagged a hat-trick against Young Boys on Thursday. The Belgian missed several chances against the Foxes, but he was in the right place at the right time to grab a point for Roberto Martinez’s team although he will be grateful to Upson for deflecting the ball in. Lukaku was not the only poor performer for the hosts on Sunday. Everton were poor all over the pitch and can count themselves lucky to claim a point. Ross Barkley was hooked after 53 minutes following a poor display and Aaron Lennon quickly faded after a bright start. Tim Howard was also poor. The American goalkeeper gave his critics further ammunition by flapping at two crosses, which allowed the Premier League’s bottom club to score twice. Nigel Pearson will be bitterly disappointed not to take all three points from his trip to Merseyside, but he can take heart from the fact that his team are now four points closer to safety, rather than five. Everton took a while to get going in Switzerland on Thursday and it was much the same case at Goodison Park as Leicester started strongly. Jeffrey Schlupp was their most dangerous player in the opening stages, firing a low drive at Howard. Press Association Leicester looked set to register their fifth win of the season when David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso put them 2-1 up after Steven Naismith had broken the deadlock. But with less than two minutes left Christian Atsu crossed for Romelu Lukaku, whose diving header flew past Mark Schwarzer after taking a huge deflection off Matthew Upson and the match ended 2-2. last_img read more

Dwight Yorke adds to growing criticism of Louis van Gaal

first_img Press Association Yorke told 888sport.com: “The legacy that Sir Alex has left behind after 26 years has meant we’re used to seeing a certain type of football so you can understand the reaction of certain individuals who have played for the club for a very long time who are entitled to their opinion. “Whether Van Gaal agrees with that is another story. “I can see why people are voicing their opinion because it’s not how United go about their business and it’s been very hard at times for people to bear. “You’ve got to take certain risks. It’s all well and good having a game plan where you grind teams down and have the ball so much but the game is about excitement and taking chances. “Nobody wants to see that type of football because at the end of the day we’re in the entertainment business. United in the past have been all about being exciting. “Right now is not what we’re looking for and it will take a little while to come back. “There is a transitional period we’re going through but we’ll be okay. The reality is that the excitement will come back to United whether it’s under Van Gaal or somebody else.” United are currently fourth in the Barclays Premier League table. Their two top-flight games prior to Saturday’s 2-0 home win over West Brom were both goalless draws. United were recently accused of a “lack of creativity and risk” by ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes, who suggested he would not enjoy being a part of the current side. Van Gaal responded by stressing he disagreed with and was unconcerned by Scholes’ comments, but now criticism has come his way from another member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning side of 1999. center_img Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has criticised the football the club have been playing under manager Louis van Gaal. last_img read more

Bolt, Thompson lead nominees for Jamaica’s male and female Athlete-of-the-Year

first_imgUSAIN Bolt and Elaine Thompson lead the list of nominees for the RJR Sports Foundation Athlete-of-the-Year Awards announced Thursday during its launch at the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston.The awards will be held at the hotel on Friday, January 13, 2017.Bolt is one of three male nominees. The 30-year-old track and field icon became the first sprinter in history to win the 100m, 200m and sprint relay at three consecutive Olympic Games at the Games in Rio in August.Also nominated is 110m hurdles OIympic champion Omar McLeod, who became the first Jamaican male to win the sprint hurdles gold at an Olympic Games. The 22-year-old student at the University of Arkansas, also won the World Indoor Championships in Oregon in February.McLeod was also the only sprinter hurdler to go below 13 seconds during the year in which he also became the first sprinter hurdler to break 13 seconds and 10 seconds in the 100m.The third and final male nominee is batsman Marlon Samuels, who was the hero of the ICC T20 World Cup Final in India. Samuels scored an unbeaten 85 off just 66 balls to help the West Indies to a four-wicket win over England as the West Indies became the first team ever to win the T20 World Cup twice.Samuels was also named West Indies One Day Player-of-the-Year.Thompson, who won both the 100m and 200m at the Olympics in Rio, leads the five female nominees that included three Olympians, one female cricketer and a swimmer.Thompson became the first woman in 28 years to win the sprint double at the Olympic Games. She was also the Diamond winner and had the fastest times in both the 100m and 200m for 2016. Her personal best of 10.70 tied the national record held by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.Also among the list of nominees is Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, who also set a personal-best time of 49.83s in the semi-finals. She was also a key member of Jamaica’s team that won the silver medal in the women’s mile relay.Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who overcame injury-plagued season to win bronze behind Thompson in the 100m in Rio, is also among the nominees.Fraser-Pryce who ran a season-best 10.86 in the final in Rio, also anchored the women’s sprint relay team to a silver medal.last_img read more