Defendants of Novel Baswedan’s acid attack say no objection to indictment

first_imgThe prosecutors alleged that the two suspects had been scouting Novel’s house days prior to the attack to plan their entry and escape routes. They claimed the motorcycle that was used during the attack belonged to Ronny.“Novel suffered severe injuries, experiencing infection or obstruction that could prevent him from working, damage to the right and left eye’s cornea that has the potential to cause blindness or loss of vision,” Fedrik read out the indictment.The indictments also quoted a report from the hospital that examined Novel after the attack, which stated that he had suffered first- and second-degree burns on his face and a third-degree burn on his left eye from the acid.Both defendants said they would not make a plea against the indictment.Presiding judge Djumyanto decided to adjourn the trial until April 2.Read also: Fact-finding team report mocked me: NovelThursday’s hearing marks a new episode in the prolonged investigation into the attack, which took place on April 11, 2017. The two defendants allegedly threw acid at Novel’s face when he was walking home from morning prayers at Al Ihsan Mosque in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. Novel’s left eye was severely injured as a result of the attack, requiring him to undergo surgery in Singapore.After several separate investigations and the establishment of fact-finding team in January 2019 that failed to identify any suspect at the end of its six-month tenure, the police finally arrested the two suspects in December last year.The police force was criticized because it took years to arrest two low-ranking officers. Many members of the public suspect that the mastermind behind the attack is still on the loose.The Novel Baswedan Advocacy Team also felt that the trial was a mere formality that had no intention of revealing the mastermind.“The indictment contradicts the findings of the National Police Fact-Finding Team for Novel’s case, which found that the motive for the acid attack was related to the large corruption cases that were handled by him,” advocacy team member Alghiffari Aqsa told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Read also: Lawyers doubt police will on Novel caseHe added that the police’s fact-finding team also suggested that there was a mastermind.He said he also found it strange that the suspects and their lawyers did not intend to object to the indictment.“Based on this fact, the advocacy team considers that the trial of the Novel case is nothing but a formality,” Alghiffari said. “The trial goes smoothly without exceptions [from the defendants]. It doesn’t seem to have the intention whatsoever to reveal the intellectual actor and will most likely lead to a light sentence.” (mfp)Topics : Meanwhile, as subsidiary indictments, the two were charged of violating articles 353 and 351 of the Criminal Code, both related to mistreatment.In the indictment read to the court, Fedrik accused Ronny and Rahmat of attacking Novel because of a grudge over the victim’s work as an investigator for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), which has sent powerful politicians and government officials, including top police generals like Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo in 2012, to prison.Read also: Novel Baswedan receives anticorruption award in MalaysiaAccording to the indictment, the two defendants saw this as a form of resistance against the National Police. The North Jakarta District Court held a session on Thursday to hear the indictment against two active police officers allegedly involved in the acid attack against top corruption investigator Novel Baswedan.The defendants are Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulete, both officers from Depok’s Kelapa Dua mobile brigade.During Thursday’s hearing, which was not attended by Novel, prosecutor Fedrik Adhar charged the two defendants with violating Article 355 on premeditated ill treatment, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment upon conviction.last_img read more

This Kangaroo Point penthouse has expansive river and city views

first_imgMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202018N/39b Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.To the right of the open-plan design is the main bedroom, with bi-fold glass doors opening to the main balcony. The bedroom has carpet flooring and a walk-through wardrobe leading to an ensuite with twin showers, bathtub and dual basin vanity. There is also access from the ensuite to a separate balcony.Close to the main bedroom is access to a cinema room with an ensuite boasting a shower, and an adjacent bedroom featuring built-in wardrobes, an ensuite with a shower, and access to a southwest-facing balcony.Beyond the kitchen and towards the rear of the apartment are two bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes and access to separate southwest-facing balconies. The larger bedroom also has an ensuite with a shower. 18N/39b Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.STYLISH and spacious, this expansive penthouse has impressive views along the Brisbane River and towards the Story Bridge.The residence is the only apartment on level 10 of the Castlebar Cove development at Kangaroo Point with the internal floorplan covering 331sq m with another 121sq m of external balconies to the front and rear of the accommodation.Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and bi-fold doors both open from the northeast-facing dining and living areas to a wraparound, covered balcony taking in the river and bridge vistas and featuring a wetbar and built-in barbecue.Overlooking the living and dining areas, featuring tiled flooring and a fireplace, is an impressive kitchen with European appliances, stone benchtops, a breakfast bar and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. 18N/39b Castlebar St, Kangaroo Point.Also with access to the main balcony is a pool room with built-in fridges and bi-fold doors opening to the balcony. Close to the pool room is a powder room and other features in the apartment include a laundry room, intercom and airconditioning. There is also a five-car garage. Place marketing agent Simon Caulfield said Castlebar was renowned for its state-of-the-art resort-style facilities including a heated swimming pool, gym, spa, two plunge pools plus dry and steam saunas. “The barbecue pavilion provides ample dining areas, manicured lawns and landscaped gardens which complement the property’s 74m river frontage,” he said.last_img read more

Park Ridge property sells for $1m after just one week

first_imgThe property at 185-191 Park Ridge Rd, Park Ridge, sold for $1 million.WHERE there once was bush, now developers and families are finding exciting opportunities in the suburb of Park Ridge.Your Address agent Roslyn Watts, who recently sold a four-bedroom home at 185-191 Park Ridge Rd for $1 million after just one week on the market, said the area gave the buyers, a family with teenage boys, everything they wanted.“They just loved it with its proximity to everything,” Ms Watts said. “It was private, that’s what they loved about it.” Inside 185-191 Park Ridge Rd, Park Ridge.The residence was on a 2.02ha block.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Ms Watts said the local market at Park Ridge had taken off. “It’s only just started in the last two years,” she said. “As stuff comes on the market it just sells.“Because of all the development out there at the moment, stuff just doesn’t seem to sit.” This room had been used as a sewing space.She said land was fast disappearing as developers bought larger lots, and that the suburb represented a trend in Brisbane’s urban fringe.“It happens all the time: good spot, good position, they’ll sell,” Ms Watts said. “It’s very busy in the development areas.”center_img Out in the backyard.Data from shows that the top three demographics of Park Ridge were older couples and families, established families, and elderly singles. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25last_img read more

Fabregas confident Messi will stay with Barcelona

first_imgAS Monaco midfielder, Cesc Fabregas is confident Lionel Messi will stay with Barcelona. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cesc was also asked which current player he would look to sign above all others if he had the choice. His answer was clear, PSG striker Kylian Mbappé. “Cristiano is 35 and Leo is going to turn 33, they are older. For youth, talent, desire, and mentality, I would sign Mbappé. The thought of having him for ten years upfront for my team, I would go for him. read also:Only Messi, Ronaldo can break my record at Man U -Rooney “Then there are players like Neymar and Haaland, but due to his goal getting and his speed, Mbappé reminds me of [Thierry] Henry. I saw him from in behind and it was a delight when you gave him a long pass into space.”center_img Promoted ContentReal Faces Of The Women From World Famous PaintingsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With The Barca captain has been linked with Inter Milan. But former teammate Cesc says: “I speak with Messi and his idea has always been to end his career at Barcelona. “Many things can happen at a club but I am fully confident that his career will end at Barça.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Leicester boss Rodgers reveals he had coronavirus

first_img Rodgers said that both he and his wife tested positive after displaying symptoms, but have recovered. He told BBC Leicester Sport: “Me and my wife had it just after [the season] broke up. A week later I really started to struggle, I had no smell and no taste.Advertisement Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, has revealed he had coronavirus. Loading… “I had no strength, and I really struggled, and my wife was the same as well. I got tested and we both had it. I could hardly walk. read also:Rodgers: Pity if Liverpool can’t celebrate title with fans “It reminded me of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless. Walking 10 yards felt very different. I went for a run, and I just couldn’t do it. “I felt really weak, had no real appetite, and had a weird sensation for three weeks of having no taste.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical12 Countries With The Most Impressive Technological Innovations5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

McDowell earns Colsaerts revenge

first_img Press Association Graeme McDowell finally got the better of Nicolas Colsaerts in the Volvo World Match Play Championship, despite a remarkable escape from an unsavoury hazard by the defending champion. Colsaerts could be heard laughing as he pleaded with the referee not to make him drop the ball inside a bathroom on live television, but had to drop it twice as it rolled nearer the hole the first time. “I was laughing because I was going to look like a clown,” Colsaerts said. “I’m going to make ‘A Question of Sport’ and I’m sure it’s going to make the news, some Belgian dude dropping the ball in a toilet. It’s fun to be recognised for stupid stuff like that.” After escaping with his par, Colsaerts got back into the match with a birdie on the 13th – where McDowell was going to drop at least one shot – and by winning the 14th with a par. However, he missed a birdie putt from seven feet on the 16th to get back on level terms and then hit two clumsy pitches on the par-three 17th to allow McDowell to close out the win. McDowell will face Branden Grace in the last four after he beat England’s Chris Wood 2&1 in the quarter-finals, while the other semi-final sees another South African Thomas Aiken take on Thongchai Jaidee, two men who beat Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter in the group stages. Aiken beat Italy’s Francesco Molinari 3&2 while Jaidee defeated Scotland’s Scott Jamieson 4&3. center_img Colsaerts beat McDowell in the final last year and also knocked the Northern Irishman out in the quarter-finals in 2011, but McDowell made it third time lucky with a 2&1 win in the quarter-finals at Thracian Cliffs. Three up after nine, McDowell seemed set to go further ahead when Colsaerts’ drive on the short par-four 10th finished inside a public toilet. But after taking a penalty drop – bringing new meaning to the phrase ‘nearest point of relief’ – Colsaerts pitched onto the green and holed from 15ft for par to halve the hole. last_img read more

Sherpa sets new record for Mt Everest ascent

first_imgKathmandu, May 16: Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by climbing Mt Everest for the 22nd time. The 48-year-old Sherpa successfully reached the summit on Wednesday morning, breaking the previous record of 21 climbs jointly held by fellow Nepalis Appa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi Sherpa. Kami climbed Mt Everest for the 21st time last year. He has climbed most of the peaks above 8,000 metres which include K2, Cho-oyu, Lhoste and Annapurna. (IANS)last_img

Hockey Hall of Fame 2019: Five players who should be inducted into this year’s class

first_imgThe Swedish winger didn’t make the cut last season, but will likely get in this time around. He’s 51st on the NHL’s all-time scoring list with 1,157 points in 1,246 career games; he also managed at least 70 points in 10 seasons and was a seven-time All-Star. Although he never won the Stanley Cup, he still has a lot of hardware, including Olympic gold and silver medals, four world championship medals (two gold, two silver), the Calder Trophy, the Mark Messier Leadership Award and the King Clancy Award.Alfredsson was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in May 2018 and is expected to make his way into the HHOF this summer to boot. The former Flames forward is in his 13th year of eligibility and would be a great addition to this year’s class. The 50-year-old played 15 seasons in the NHL, posting 1,088 points in 1,044 games. He also had eight 30-plus goal campaigns, four of them being 40-plus goal seasons. He won a Stanley Cup in 1989 with Calgary and was an eight-time All-Star. In addition to being an outstanding scorer, the 5-foot-6 winger was one of the league’s biggest goons, unafraid to play a physical, gritty game while also throwing hits, trash-talking and slashing opponents much bigger than him to get under their skin. Off the ice, Fleury has also participated in humanitarian efforts and has also done a lot to raise awareness for sexual abuse victims. His contributions to the game should finally get him into the HHOF.Jeremy Roenick, C Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images In his seventh year of eligibility, Roenick does have a decent shot at getting inducted this year. He is one of the league’s most prominent figures, from his days with the Blackhawks to now working with NHL on NBC Sports. The former Chicago forward played 20 seasons in the NHL, registering 1,216 points in 1,363 games, including over 100 points in back-to-back-to-back seasons between 1991 and 1994. He also won a silver medal at the 2002 Olympics. His 513 goals also rank 40th on the all-time goal-scoring list. Right now, it appears that Wickenheiser will most certainly become the seventh female hockey player inducted into the HHOF. The 40-year-old is in her first year of eligibility after retiring in January 2017. She is a five-time Olympic medalist and won four gold medals and one silver medal with Canada, and she also won seven gold medals and six silver medals with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship.In just 61 world championship games, Wickenheiser registered 37 goals and 86 points. In the CIS, the highest level of university hockey, she had 68 goals and 134 points in 51 career games with the University of Calgary. She also spent time in the Western Women’s Hockey League recording 155 points in 51 games. Wickenheiser currently serves as the director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs and is a trailblazer for women in hockey; that alone makes her worthy of a spot in the Hall of Fame.Kevin Lowe, D Theoren Fleury, RW A number of players are worthy of a spot, but here are the top five eligible candidates that should get the nod this year.NHL AWARDS: Robin Lehner gives heartfelt speech after winning MastertonHayley Wickenheiser, C Next week, the Hockey Hall of Fame will meet to decide who will be inducted into the 2019 class.There are a number of big names including Theoren Fleury and Rod Brind’Amour along with some players who are newly eligible and others who have been eligible for over five years now. Getty Images It’s been years since a blueliner was inducted, and Lowe should break that streak. Wayne Gretzky advocated on his behalf to be selected last year, and for good reason. The 60-year-old is a six-time Stanley Cup champion, having won five times with the Oilers and once with the Rangers. He was an alternate captain for Edmonton and New York and wore the “C” for the Oilers during the 1991-92 season. Additionally, Lowe was a seven-time All-Star and won the King Clancy in 1990.He was outstanding on the backend over the course of his NHL career, able to bring stability, physicality and solid defense while also having the skill to create plays and generate production from the point. What was equally important, though, was his off-ice presence; his leadership alone makes him a top candidate and someone who left a huge impact on his teammates.Daniel Alfredsson, RW Getty Images read more

Fantastic Goal by Misimović for the Victory of Beijing Renhe

first_imgIn the match of the fourth round of the Chinese second league, Beijing Renhe defeated on their court the Nei Mongol with 1:0, and the hero was the former BiH national team player Zvjezdan Misimović.Four minutes before the end of the game, Misimović scored a fantastic goal from free kick and brought victory to his team.In addition to Misimović, Sejad Salihović also plays for Beijing, and their team is currently the third-ranked with seven points.On the other side, Nei Mongol is the last on the rankings, with no points won.In the next round (April 12), Beijing will be a guest of Yinchuan.(Source: read more

Study Indicates Number of Infected with Coronavirus off by Hundreds of Thousands in LA

first_imgThe Los Angeles Times is reporting that hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles County residents may have been infected with the coronavirus by early April, far outpacing the number of officially confirmed cases, according to a report released Monday.The initial results from the first large-scale study tracking the spread of the coronavirus in the county found that 4.1% of adults have antibodies to the virus in their blood, an indication of past exposure. That translates to roughly 221,000 to 442,000 adults who have recovered from an infection, according to the researchers conducting the study. The county had reported fewer than 8,000 cases at that time. The findings also suggest the fatality rate may be much lower than previously thought. This discrepancy also means that the U.S. could be inching closer to herd immunity which is when most of a population is immune to an infectious disease because they’ve had it. Usually 70% to 90% of a population needs immunity to achieve herd immunity which absent a vaccine, would be key to a return to normal life. The early results from L.A. County come three days after Stanford researchers reported that the coronavirus appears to have circulated much more widely in Santa Clara County than previously thought.Though the county had reported roughly 1,000 cases in early April, the Stanford researchers estimate the actual number was 48,000 to 81,000.The findings indicate that a significant portion of those carrying the virus apparently don’t show no symptoms at all, and therefore are unknowingly infecting others.Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, said during the White House briefing that the USC results underscore “concern about asymptomatic spread” because it is harder to trace.“This has been the fundamental question to begin with,” she said, emphasizing the importance of treating the disease as “highly contagious.”The news out of Los Angeles is in line with the exclusive reporting 850WFTL did last month on the true number of exposures to COVID-19 and when infections really began.Infectious diseases expert Dr. Aileen Marty from FIU in Miami told Jen and Bill on March 16th, that the novel coronavirus numbers in the U.S. are wrong today because the disease has been here infecting us for months. Therefore, she says the number of confirmed cases and deaths in America and are too low. Dr. Marty believes infections in the U.S. began in January 2020. Click here for more on 850 WFTL’s reporting from March 16th.last_img read more