John Kei’s parole revoked after murder charges

first_imgThe Bogor Correctional Board (Bapas) has rescinded the parole granted to John Refra Kei aka John Kei following his recent arrest for alleged involvement in violent attacks and premeditated murder.The board, that had supervised John during his parole, had coordinated with the Jakarta Police’s crime and violence unit since Sunday, said Rika Aprianti, the spokesperson of the Corrections Directorate General at the Law and Human Rights Ministry.On Wednesday, after Jakarta Police investigators completed their investigation report (BAP), the Bogor Correctional Board had completed its own report on John as their parole client. The next day, she said, the supervisory team of the board held a hearing to discuss John’s case and found that John had violated his parole requirements by being named a crime suspect.“The team recommended that his parole be revoked,” Rika said as reported by on Saturday.Read also: Convicted murderer John Kei arrested for alleged attacks, murder after months released on paroleThe temporary decree on the parole revocation had been issued by the head of the Bogor Correctional Board with the final measure impending procedures from the Corrections Directorate General. John was serving 16 years of prison time for the murder of PT Sanex Steel Indonesia president director Tan Harry Tantono in 2013.He was arrested by the Jakarta Police on Sunday, around six months after being granted parole in December. Infamous in the capital city in the past, he was named a suspect for masterminding attacks and premeditated murder against his uncle Nus Rumatora aka Nus Kei. The case allegedly centered on fees for land sales between Nus and John’s groups.In two separate attacks, two people were injured and one man, a member of Nus’ group, died from stab wounds.A total of 35 people, including John, have been arrested and named suspects in the case. (rin)Topics :last_img read more

Chelsea target to snub new deal and move to England – report

first_imgHighly-rated Japan forward Shinji Kagawa will snub a new four-year deal at Borussia Dortmund for a move to England, The Sun report.Chelsea are said to be among the clubs interested in the 23-year-old, who has a year of his current contract left to run.The Sun also say that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is unhappy that the Blues’ Champions League semi-final triumph against Barcelona was regarded as such a shock.A club source is quoted as saying: “It’s great Chelsea are there but the top brass are not happy everybody had them down as big underdogs.“The phrase being used was ‘everyone’s behaving as if Stoke City has reached the Champions League final’.”Meanwhile, The Daily Mirror declare that Chelsea will offer departed Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola anything he wants to come to Stamford Bridge, although the signs are he will resist any offers.Click here for the Chelsea v QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Earliest Bilaterian Fossil Claimed

first_imgMicroscopic etchings in rock alleged to be primitive bilaterian fossils have been reported by J.Y. Chen et al. in China.  (Bilateria are organisms displaying symmetry along one axis.)  The report, printed in the July 9 issue of Science,1 dates the fossils at 40-55 million years before the Cambrian.  Erik Stokstad in the same issue2 calls the claim controversial, because not all are convinced they are fossils.  They might be banded mineral crusts.  Chen’s team claims to see evidence of internal structure, including “what appear to be a mouth, pharynx, and gut; layers of mesodermal, endodermal, and ectodermal tissue; body cavities, called coeloms, on either side of the gut; and pits in the soft outer surface that might have contained sensory organs.”  If so, it means “that the genetic tool kit used to assemble more sophisticated body plans was present long before the Cambrian.”  Evolutionists, on the other hand, “had pictured a larger, more complicated beast,” says Stokstad, not oval blobs a fifth of a millimeter long.  Jerry Lipps (UC Berkeley) says that if these are bilaterian fossils, they help tone down the suddenness of the Cambrian explosion.1Jun-Yuan Chen, David J. Bottjer et al., “Small Bilaterian Fossils from 40 to 55 Million Years Before the Cambrian,” Science, Vol 305, Issue 5681, 218-222, 9 July 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1099213].2Erik Stokstad, “Controversial Fossil Could Shed Light on Early Animals’ Blueprint,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5676, 1425, 4 June 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5676.1425a].In the new book The Case for a Creator, Lee Strobel said that if you represented the entire evolutionary history of life by 24 hours, the Cambrian explosion would last one second.  We are asked to believe that during that one second, most if not all of the major body plans appeared suddenly, without ancestors.  So if these alleged fossils are 55 million years earlier, it adds 11 seconds at most; how much does that help?  Bilateral symmetry is not a simple thing; it requires complex developmental processes from the zygote to the adult.  If all the alleged internal organs were present in this organism, it pushes the origin of a tremendous amount of complexity even farther back in their own time scale.  It does little more than resolve the Cambrian explosion into two explosions separated by only 11 seconds out of 24 hours.  Jonathan Wells has compared the assumed geologic history of earth to a football field, and says the Cambrian explosion represents one step on the 60-yard line.    It is not clear these incrustations are fossils.  But even if they are, where are all the intermediates linking them to trilobites, sponges, worms and all the other complex animals that appear abruptly in the fossil record?  J.Y. Chen appeared in the film documentary Icons of Evolution.  He said that the history of life represented an “inverted cone” shape, not a branching tree, as Darwin’s theory predicted.  It means that biodiversity was wide at the base and narrow at the top, the very opposite of the expected tree of life.  That is the second major problem with the Cambrian explosion.  To muffle the explosion, Darwinians need to find thousands of transitional forms, not one questionable entry.  They need hours, not 11 seconds.  To score a touchdown from the one yard line, they need a full-field run, not one footstep. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Reyes to decide on Gilas final 12 on eve of deadline

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The announcement of Gilas Pilipinas’ final 12-man lineup for the Fiba World Cup qualifying will have to wait until on the eve of its game against Japan slated next Saturday in Tokyo.As it stands, the Philippines has 15 players and with naturalized player Andray Blatche taking one spot, four will have to be cut.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blatche is expected to arrive in Manila on Saturday night. He has not donned the national colors since the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.Gilas arrived at the press conference just shortly after beating the NLEX Road Warriors in a tuneup game, 95-87.The Philippines takes on Japan on Nov. 24 at Komozawa Gymnasium before hosting Chinese Taipei three days later at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Reyes did not guarantee victories, but he said that the players have really committed themselves since training began.“And that is the most difficult sacrifice of the players here. They’ve been practicing here twice a day since November 3 and there is no assurance not one person in this lineup, in the pool that he will make it to the final 12 and yet they’ve all come in and offered to serve,” Reyes said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next NBA: Westbrook says it’s his duty to make George, Anthony comfortable with Thunder Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 National team coach Chot Reyes said the team hasn’t decided yet on who among the players from the pool will make it, but the remaining 15 will all make the trip to Japan on November 21.“We really don’t know yet at this point. We will make the final line up the night before the deadline is due,” Reyes told reporters during Gilas’ sendoff Saturday at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pasig. “That means everyone here is going to go with us in Japan.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas Pilipinas pool. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Smart SportsPlayers present at the press conference were June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Kiefer Ravena, Troy Rosario, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Mac Belo, Kevin Alas, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz and Gabe Norwood.Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo were not able to join the team in the presser but all three are going to Japan. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIEScenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “And that’s what we can promise, to come and continue to play our best and hopefully, the winning will take care of itself. we’re jut making sure that we’re putting the work in.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Reyes to decide on Gilas final 12 on eve of deadline853 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

After 7 games in 14 nights, exhausted Magnolia relishes Holy week break

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Down 0-2 against Rain or Shine in a best-of-seven series, Magnolia, despite feeling physically drained, knew it had to lay everything out on the floor in Game 3.“Even though, we’re tired and we’re playing our seventh game in 14 nights,I told them that we have no choice but to need to bring back our aggressiveness and energy,” Victolero said.That’s exactly what the Hotshots did especially in the fourth quarter where they limited the Elasto Painters to just 11 points.“We just tried to bring back the Magnolia Hotshots basketball which is to a more defensive-minded team. We were more pesky defense and aggressive on both ends of the floor and we were focused for 48 minutes,” said Victolero.The defense Victolero preached was on full display down the stretch of a tight game.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Anthony Joshua US debut in doubt because of opponent’s failed testcenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The 92-82 win was nice but having played a seventh game in 14 nights, a six-day break makes a big victory much sweeter for the weary Hotshots.“For you to play seven games in 14 nights, we’re not going to deny that we’re tired. But I told my players, we get through this game and we will have a good rest at least somehow, get our fresh legs back,” Victolero told reporters in Filipino Tuesday night at Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The next game will be on Monday and this break is really going to be good for us. Hopefully, my players will be able to recover.”The Hotshots have been playing every other day since beating the NLEX Road Warriors in their final elimination round game last April 3. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he met the media following his team’s win over Rain or Shine in Game 3 of their Philippine Cup semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Magnolia was holding on to a 76-74 edge after Rain or Shine rookie Javee Mocon converted on a three-point play with 4:03 remaining.Mocon’s basket and free throw, however, turned out to be the Painters’ final points as they went scoreless the rest of the way.“We won because of our defense,” said Magnolia big man Ian Sangalang, who scored 12 of his 16 points in the final frame, in Filipino. “We’re really tired but we needed to give everything we had knowing we’re going to finally have our break.”“Now we get some rest with the momentum on our side. Somehow, we were able to give them pressure in this series because in Games 1 and 2, it’s like they’re just simply playing basketball. What we really wanted to do was make them feel the pressure even just a bit of it so that we’ll have a better chance at winning Game 4,” Sangalang added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Finland Routs US, 5-0 For Bronze

first_imgSOCHI, Russia — Teemu Selanne scored two goals and Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout, helping Finland rout the United States 5-0 Feb. 22 to win hockey bronze at the Sochi Olympic Games.Selanne, a 43-year-old, six-time Olympian, and Jussi Jokinen scored 11 seconds apart early in the second period. The Finns scored three goals in the third period against a team that looked like it would rather be at home.Finland has won four medals in the last five Olympics, more than any other nation in the NHL era.Before the third-place match became a rout in the final period, it was a game of missed opportunities for the Americans. Patrick Kane couldn’t convert on a penalty shot in each of the first two periods for the U.S.(Larry Lage,  AP Hockey Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

a month agoBarcelona striker Antoine Griezmann: We failed to test Borussia Dortmund

first_imgBarcelona striker Antoine Griezmann: We failed to test Borussia Dortmundby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona striker Antoine Griezmann admits they weren’t at their best for the 0-0 draw at Champions League opponents Borussia Dortmund.Barca needed Marc-Andre ter Stegen to save a penalty to leave Germany with a point.Griezmann said, “The penalty that Marc has stopped, other important stops. I think we have not knocked on the door … These are things that need improvement. We must work and in the end a point is a point.”A game away from home is always different, here or in any club. People press more and the local rival plays with more confidence. It costs us more. “These are things to improve, let’s see what we did wrong and improve.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

After Facebook scrutiny is Google next

Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get ads Explore further Advertising and privacy experts say a backlash is inevitable against a “Wild West” internet that has escaped scrutiny before. There continues to be a steady barrage of new examples where unsuspecting advertisers had their brands associated with extremist content on major platforms.In the latest discovery, CNN reported that it found more than 300 retail brands, government agencies and technology companies had their ads run on YouTube channels that promoted white nationalists, Nazis, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda.Child advocates have also raised alarms about the ease with which smartphone-equipped children are exposed to inappropriate videos and deceptive advertising.”I absolutely think that Google is next and long overdue,” said Josh Golin, director of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google-owned YouTube’s advertising and data collection practices earlier this month.YouTube has repeatedly outlined the ways it attempts to flag and delete hateful, violent, sexually explicit or harmful videos, but its screening efforts have often missed the mark.It also allows advertisers avoid running ads on sensitive content—like news or politics—that don’t violate YouTube guidelines but don’t fit with a company’s brand. Those methods appear to have failed.”YouTube has once again failed to correctly filter channels out of our marketing buys,” said a statement Friday from 20th Century Fox Film, which learned that its ads were running on videos posted by a self-described Nazi. YouTube has since deleted the offending channel, but the Hollywood firm says it has unanswered questions about how it happened in the first place.”All of our filters were in place in order to ensure that this did not happen,” Fox said, adding it has asked for a refund of any money shared with the “abhorrent channel.”YouTube said Friday that it has made “significant changes to how we approach monetization” with “stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency” and said it allows advertisers to exclude certain channels from ads. It also removes ads when it’s notified of problems running beside content that doesn’t comply with its policies. “We are committed to working with our advertisers and getting this right.” This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: a Google sign, the Twitter app, YouTube TV logo and the Facebook app. Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in more videos, posts and pages than any set of human eyes could ever check. Their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next. (AP Photo) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Citation: After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next? (2018, April 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from So far, just one major advertiser—Baltimore-based retailer Under Armour—had said it had withdrawn its advertising in the wake of the CNN report, though the lull lasted only a few days last week when it was first notified of the problem. After its shoe commercial turned up on a channel known for espousing white nationalist beliefs, Under Armour worked with YouTube to expand its filters to exclude certain topics and keywords.On the other hand, Procter & Gamble, which had kept its ads off of YouTube since March 2017, said it had come back to the platform but drastically pared back the channels it would advertise on to under 10,000. It has worked on its own, with third parties, and with YouTube to create its restrictive list.That’s just a fraction of the some 3 million YouTube channels in the U.S. that accept ads, and is even more stringent than YouTube’s “Google Preferred” lineup that focuses on the top most popular 5 percent of videos.The CNN report was “an illustration of exactly why we needed to go above and beyond just what YouTube’s plans were and why we needed to take more control of where our ads were showing up,” said P&G spokeswoman Tressie Rose.The big problem, experts say, is that advertisers lured by the reach and targeting capability of online platforms can mistakenly expect the same standards for decency on network TV will apply online. In the same way, broadcast TV rules that require transparency about political ad buyers are absent on the web.”There have always been regulations regarding appropriate conduct in content,” says Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys Inc., a New York customer research firm. Regulating content on the internet is one area “that has gotten away from everyone.”Also absent from the internet are many of the rules that govern children’s programming on television sets. TV networks, for instance, are allowed to air commercial breaks but cannot use kids’ characters to advertise products. Such “host-selling” runs rampant on internet services such as YouTube.Action to remove ads from inappropriate content is mostly reactive because of lack of upfront control of what gets uploaded, and it generally takes the mass threat of boycott to get advertisers to demand changes, according to BrandSimple consultant Allen Adamson. “The social media backlash is what you’re worried about,” he said.At the same time, politicians are having trouble keeping up with the changing landscape, evident by how ill-informed many senators and congresspeople appeared during questioning of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month.”We’re in the early stages of trying to figure out what kind of regulation makes sense here,” said Larry Chiagouris, professor of marketing at Pace University in New York. “It’s going to take quite some time to sort that out.” read more