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Intolerant group violently disbands traditional wedding ceremony in Surakarta

first_imgA traditional wedding ceremony in Surakarta, Central Java came to a violent end after alleged members of a local religious group reportedly disbanded it, leading to a scuffle involving several local police personnel.The group of people who broke up the ceremony, which took place at a private residence in Pasar Kliwon district on Saturday, purportedly claimed that the traditional procession had violated certain Islamic principles.As reported by tribunnews.com, the perpetrators arrived at the ceremony at 4 p.m. and proceeded to cordon off the entrance to the residential area. Read also: Can Indonesia lead global war against religious intolerance? Scholars discusThe police escorted the wedding guests to safety during a lull when members of the group were performing maghrib (sunset prayer). However, the group finally noticed the evacuation and responded by physically attacking the guests, he said.At least three people were injured during the conflict, he said. The victims have since been treated at Indriati Solo Baru Hospital in Sukoharjo regency.“[The victims] sustained lacerations on their heads,” Andy said.He went on to say that he was also physically assaulted by the group, but did not sustain any serious injuries.“I was hit by [members of the group] when I was evacuating the victims. But I persisted and continued protecting the victims,” he said.In addition to physical assault, the group also reportedly vandalized private property in the surrounding vicinity including a minivan.The police are currently still investigating the case. (rfa)Topics : In a video that has since circulated on social media, members of the group could be heard shouting orders to disband the ceremony.Surakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Andy Rifai said his office received reports of a disturbance at around 5 p.m on Saturday.“We received information that evening that an intolerant group had ambushed a private residence,” Andy said on Sunday.He said the situation became heated when police personnel were deployed to the scene at around 5:20 p.m. to negotiate with the group.last_img read more

Mega-mansion formerly home to property veteran Max Christmas back on the market

first_imgOwners Peter and Lisa Le Fanue bought it for $2.15 million 21 years ago.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt was built for property veteran and former councillor Max Christmas in the 1980s by Soheil Abedian, who co-founded development company Sunland Group.Property records show it has been listed on the market several times in the past four years, at one point with a $9.85 million price tag.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Jackson Paradise relisted the residence this month in a renewed push to sell it.He said there was greater urgency to sell this time round because the Le Fanues were moving to Brisbane. MORE NEWS: House prices bounce back after election The marketing agent says there is no other property like it in the area. Max Christmas sold the property to its current owners for $2.15 million 21 years ago. The mega-mansion at 79-81 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters is back on the market after several failed attempted to sell it.A PARADISE Waters mega-mansion that was once home to Gold Coast property kingpin Max Christmas is back on the market following several failed attempts to sell it.The sprawling riverfront property at 79-81 Commodore Drive is scheduled to go under the hammer on June 20. It was initially built for Gold Coast real estate pioneer Max Christmas. It has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.“We’ve had a number of inquiries and inspections,” he said.“There’s been a few inquiries from interstate people … looking to move to the area.”Mr Paradise said the impressive property, which occupies a 1767sq m double block, was one-of-a-kind.“This is the only north-facing double block available (in Paradise Waters),” he said.“It’s very rare that you find a north-facing (property) on main river this big.“It does need remodelling but it’s got huge future potential.”The prominent property has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms with a pool, spa and cabana outside.There is also a separate guesthouse, boat house and jetty. MORE NEWS: Thousands of agents flock to the Coast Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

EMGS eyes new data licensing deal

first_imgNorwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of intent for data licensing from an undisclosed customer.Illustration, one of EMGS’ vessels; Image by: Trondheim Havn; Source: Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseEMGS said last Friday that the approximate value of the potential deal was $8 million.Under the letter of intent, the customer will license certain data from the company’s existing EM multi-client library in Norway and prefund a new multi-client acquisition in the North Sea.The letter of intent also includes a settlement of future potential uplift obligations towards the company for certain multi-client data licensed by the customer.EMGS added that it expected to recognize around $7 million in the first quarter of 2019, subject to a final contract being signed under the letter of intent.In recent company news, EMGS received a letter of award from an undisclosed client for a proprietary data acquisition survey in southeast Asia.EMGS is experiencing a challenging market and liquidity situation and there is consequently some uncertainty related to the company’s ability to meet its obligations under the $2.5 million free cash covenant under the company’s convertible bond loan and bank facilities.last_img read more

Sagay City emerges as filmmaking hub of NegOcc

first_imgThe directors,most of them first-time filmmakers, created the flicks based on the mappedheritage and cultural properties of Sagay. Entries to theSine Margaha will be judged by Sagaynon artist Ronnie Lazaro, Cebuana actor andsinger Chai Fonacier, film critic Tito Valiente, filmmaker MassahGonzales-Gamboa, and Sine Negrense Festival director Adrian Torres. “We encouragehomegrown writers and directors to create a film depicting the Sagaynonheritage, culture, and lifestyle,” Mayor Alfredo Marañon III said on Friday. The City ofSagay has partnered with the Film Development Council of the Philippines underthe Office of the President to organize the event. The filmsinclude “Ang Inangtan” directed by Junmarl Alconga; “Bucket List,” by Syrha P.Soniega; “Damgo Ni Meme,” by Jeyannah Mae Ceferiano; “Gugmang Kinaadman,” byJessa M. Arnado; “Paabot,” by Trini Archie Garcia; “Palapak,” by Marc AllanPaglinawan; “Paon,” by Seb Valdez; “Pinta” by Maureen D. Martin; “Sorhuano,” byDarren Joy Giganan; and “Tukar,” by Rayne Barong. Behind the scenes of the film ‘Bucket List’ directed by Syra Soniega. It is one of the 10 entries in the first-ever Margaha Film Festival in Sagay City, Negros Occidental slated to open on Feb. 17. SAGAY CITY INFORMATION AND TOURISM OFFICE The three-dayfestival will feature 10 films, which were all written and directed bySagaynons. Other partnersinclude artist group Syano Artlink, Office of 2nd District Rep. Leo RafaelCueva, BG Connexxion and Moving Bridges Foundation, Northern Negros StateCollege of Science and Technology, Department of Education Division of Sagay,and Kayab Films.center_img During theclosing ceremony on Feb. 19, a total of 20 special awards will be given.Winners of the first, second, and third best pictures will receive cash prizesworth PHP10,000, PHP8,000, and PHP5,000, respectively, while finalists will getPHP3,000 each.(With a report from PNA/PN) The MargahaFilm Festival or Sine Margaha is the first-of-its-kind in the province is slatedto open on Feb. 17. It is set along the kilometer-long shoreline of Margaha(black sand) beach of Sagay, where the home of the famed visual artistNunelucio Alvarado is also situated. They received smallseed funds from the city government to start their production last month. Theparticipating teams also attended a workshop on cinematography, acting anddirecting last December. Marañon notedthat Margaha Film Festival is an event that inspires collaboration, ingenuity,and artistry of the Negrenses. BACOLOD City –The City of Sagay is poised to become the filmmaking hub of Negros Occidentalas it showcases the North’s picturesque seascape with rich local arts andculture in the first-ever Margaha Film Festival. “After thefestival, the city government will form an organization of filmmakers in Sagayto continually hone their skills,” he added.last_img read more

Etebo’s Getafe beat Sociedad to boost Champions League spot hopes

first_imgOghenekaro Etebo was in action for 21 minutes as Getafe ended a five-game winless run courtesy of Jaime Mata’s double to see off Real Sociedad 2-1. The  performance on Tuesday night that saw Getafe move to within two points of the Champions League places. Read Also: Video: Messi pulls off genius assist from free-kick against Celta VigoReal Sociedad have now slipped to seventh and are without a win in any of their five matches since Spanish football’s restart earlier this month.Getafe rise to fifth place and are now within two points of Sevilla and the all-important final Champions League qualification place.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mata gave Los Azulones the lead from the penalty spot in the 20th minute following a controversial refereeing decision, with Getafe’s Hugo Duro appearing to be the offender in the challenge with La Real defender Robin Le Normand. Adnan Januzaj levelled the scoreline for the visitors ten minutes after the break after breaking Getafe’s offside trap before finding the net. However, Mata won the points late on with an opportunistic finish after the visitors fell asleep defensively from a throw-in and Mata snuck in with the finish from a tight angle, although Real Sociedad goalkeeper Alex Remiro should have done better. Loading…last_img read more

Open house planned at St. Nicholas Catholic School

first_imgSunman, In. — Families interested in learning more about St. Nicholas Catholic School and their new building project are invited to an Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the St. Nicholas campus, 6459 E. St. Nicholas Drive, Sunman at 6:00 p.m.The Open House is an great convenient way to learn more about the school, programs, prospective students and their families are particularly welcome to attend.Guests will learn about St. Nicholas’ unique educational opportunities including small class size, technology advancements and scholarship and tuition assistance.   Information about the new St. Nicholas Education Center, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2019-2020 school year, will also be available.Founded in 1859, St. Nicholas Catholic School is a fully accredited, Christ-centered K-through-8th grade elementary school serving Ripley, Dearborn and Franklin Counties.   Information about the school or the Open House event is available at (812) 623-2348 or at www.school.stnicholas-sunman.org.last_img read more

Leinster fight back for Wasps win

first_img Alapati Leiua’s 23rd-minute try was added to by a cracking Christian Wade score as wind-backed Wasps built a 20-11 half-time lead, with Andy Goode kicking 10 points with the boot. Two penalties from Ian Madigan, coupled with a try from European debutant Darragh Fanning, kept Leinster in touch and they went up through the gears with third-quarter scores from Fanning and Dominic Ryan. However, Wasps’ scrambled defence earned them a deserved losing bonus point as they kept the Irish province at bay in the closing stages. In their first European outing since Brian O’Driscoll’s retirement, injury-hit Leinster were without 10 players who lined out in last April’s quarter-final against Toulon. The hosts settled quickly, though, winning a scrum penalty and carrying forcefully in the 22 with Rhys Ruddock leading the charge. A close-in penalty was tapped over by Madigan. But Wasps, who were without captain James Haskell due to illness, were not long in replying. Ashley Johnson used an overthrown Leinster lineout to cause concern in the home defence and Goode’s 12th-minute penalty levelled matters. Rampaging runs from Ruddock and Nathan Hughes lifted the tempo at the end of a tight first quarter, although a ruck offence by the former allowed Goode to make it 6-3. It got even better for the visitors when Noel Reid’s attempted pass to Fanning was juggled and gathered by Leiua – just outside the Wasps 22 – and the Samoan centre had the gas to run over unopposed. Leinster replied just four minutes later as captain Jamie Heaslip bulldozed past Joe Launchbury in midfield and Jimmy Gopperth’s inviting grubber kick was grounded by Fanning in the left corner. Madigan’s missed conversion left a five-point gap and despite failing to capitalise on breaks by replacement Rob Miller and Elliot Daly, Wasps added to their lead before the break. Leinster came through a tough first examination in the Champions Cup as they edged out Wasps 25-20 at the RDS Arena. Press Association It was a Christian Wade ‘special’ as the fleet-footed winger whizzed by Madigan on the outside, evaded Fanning’s attempted tap tackle and dived over in the right corner past the despairing Zane Kirchner. However, Goode’s terrific touchline conversion was cancelled out by Madigan with the last kick of an entertaining first half. Turning with the elements behind them, including a fresh rain shower, Leinster had to weather some early pressure before a Devin Toner block launched the blue shirts downfield. Sean Cronin carried twice to good effect and Heaslip again made crucial yardage before Eoin Reddan released Fanning to go over on the right. Madigan’s conversion made it a two-point game. Goode pushed a right-sided penalty across the posts and Leinster were looking increasingly potent, with hooker Cronin careering through tackles and the hard-earned momentum led to flanker Ryan powering over from a few metres out. TMO Derek Bevan confirmed the grounding and Madigan added the extras for 25-20, giving the hosts the impetus to push on in the final quarter. Number 8 Hughes led Wasps’ resistance at a scrum close to their own line and while Gordon D’Arcy and Kirchner had a couple of bites at the cherry, the bonus point try eluded Matt O’Connor’s men whose opening win sees them join Harlequins at the top of Pool 2. last_img read more

Daivon Ellison earns starting role with improved tackling in ‘safer’ defensive system

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Daivon Ellison pointed his chin toward the ground, stared at his feet and wracked his brain. For about 10 seconds, he flipped through his rolodex of tackles this season. At the time, there were 37 to go through, the third most for a Syracuse player.He tried to find one that stood out. Last season, this would have been an easy exercise. Former head coach Scott Shafer handed his players freedom to light up opponents. But with Shafer’s departure, Syracuse’s high-risk, high-reward system that cut Ellison and other hitters loose departed, too.Dino Babers introduced the Tampa 2, which was supposed to reign in players’ aggression, hoping to limit big plays. Ellison has adjusted better than most, scaling back his armless, launching tackles. Now, he wraps up and drives through players for power.“Honestly, last year, I was a ‘take a shot’ type of guy, but with the new system our coaches put in, it’s like a lot safer,” Ellison said. “We hit with our shoulders now. It’s a lot more accurate.”Ellison has always been a big hitter. Mixed in with his high school highlight tapes is a 36-second YouTube video titled “Don Bosco DB Daivon Ellison lays a huge hit to cause fumble.” In limited action on special teams last season, he finished tied for second in special teams tackles with four and forced one fumble.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter starting safety Antwan Cordy went down during Syracuse’s matchup with Louisville, the Orange has needed Ellison to step up along with Rodney Williams. Safety Kielan Whitner also missed two weeks, forcing Ellison into increased action against South Florida and Connecticut. Since, Ellison has rotated in with Williams and Whitner. He led Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) in tackles, with 11, in the Orange’s upset over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech.“Daivon was our defensive player of the game (against VT),” Babers said. “… You see the way he throws his body around on the football field absolutely unselfishly with no regard toward his own well-being.”The 5-foot-8 safety showcased his hitting against Pittsburgh last season. After Syracuse grabbed a 10-3 lead over the Panthers, SU kicked off to Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd. Ellison started on the left side of the kickoff formation and drifted to the right hash. As Boyd cut back to the middle of the field, Ellison sped up and bore down on Boyd.Ellison launched head first. Boyd’s body twirled a few yards above the ground and the ball popped in the air. It took two seconds to tumble down.Despite his hitting ability, Ellison came in as a 168-pound freshman. This offseason, Ellison wanted to up his weight to 180 pounds. He reached that number by the time summer practices started, but he got bronchitis and lost some of the weight he had put on. Instead of missing a few sessions, he played through the sickness. Now, he’s settled at 177 pounds.Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorEllison says his speed and strength both feel good with the added weight, which has made him more solid on tackles. In the last five weeks, he’s racked up 47 of his 48 tackles on the season. In addition to packing on nine pounds, he reigned in his tackles. He used practices to pull back his aggressiveness.“Every tackle isn’t meant for taking a shot,” Ellison said. “It’s OK to just secure the tackle.”Syracuse’s matchup with South Florida started the stretch for Ellison and was the first full game Cordy and Whitner sat out. In the first quarter, when SU had a 14-0 lead, USF ran a sweep with receiver Rodney Adams. He turned the corner before being tripped up and then held up by a Zaire Franklin arm tackle.Kiran Ramsey | Digital Design EditorEllison, who had been shaded between the numbers and hashes on the wide side of the field about 15 yards off the ball, measured out his approach until Adams was stopped by Franklin. The safety accelerated and wrapped up Adams. As Ellison reached his hands around the receiver, he punched the ball loose.Changing his approach has been key to getting playing time. SU players have had to rid themselves of Shafer’s defensive mindset. The Tampa 2 is typically meant to bend and not break. Players biting on play fakes and making aggressive plays has cost SU this season, especially against Louisville and Notre Dame, when the defense gave up 10 total touchdowns of 30 or more yards. Tackling is one slice of that adjustment and wrapping up is the physical tweak that can help SU players.In SU’s matchup against Wake Forest, running back Cade Carney rumbled for 14 yards with Ellison as the last line of defense. The two sized each other up, Carney dropped his shoulder and Ellison dipped low.Carney’s 5-foot-11, 215-pound frame looked as if it would steamroll Ellison, but the SU safety wrapped up and prevented the WFU running back from advancing any further.On Tuesday, after the safety had thought out which tackle stood out to him, he smiled, chuckled and said, “I’m not even sure.”Maybe that’s a good thing. Comments Published on October 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

Women’s volleyball faces critical road trip

first_imgSophomore setter Jenna Adams returns a ball for the Trojans in a game against Utah at the Galen Center. Photo by Tucker Judkins | Daily TrojanThe No. 14 women’s volleyball team hits the road for two of its final three regular-season road matchups at No. 4 Stanford and Cal on Wednesday and Friday. USC (20-7, 12-4 Pac-12) is coming off a five-match win streak, tying its longest of the season. The first time the Trojans met the Golden Bears (13-14, 4-12 Pac-12), USC won in four sets. Two days later, when they played the Cardinal (22-3, 15-1 Pac-12), Stanford won in four sets. For Stanford, a win against the Trojans would mean that Stanford would clinch its first Pac-12 title since 2014. Sitting at 12-4, USC has a one match hold over Washington for second place. If the Trojans beat the Cardinal, USC could have a chance to tie for the title if it wins out its season. To give the Cardinal their second conference loss of the season, USC will need to rely upon sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier. This past week, Lanier was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and the AVCA National Player of the Week. It’s Lanier’s third conference award and her first AVCA National award, and USC’s 10th in program history. Lanier picked up 38 kills while hitting .319 and averaging 4.22 kills per set in the team’s four-set win over then-ranked No. 15 Utah and five-set win over then-ranked No. 25 Colorado. Other than Lanier, USC continues to depend on senior opposite Brittany Abercrombie. The senior put up 27 kills this past weekend. Freshman outside hitter Brooke Botkin put up 24 kills while hitting .256. Senior opposite Niki Withers put up 21 kills while hitting .304. The team’s balanced attack helped to push the Trojans over the Utes and Buffaloes this past weekend. To try and top the Cardinal, they’ll need a continued presence from the four pin-hitters. For the Cardinal, USC will need to limit sophomore outside hitter Kathryn Plummer. Against the Washington schools, Plummer put up 48 kills while hitting .329. She is the Cardinal’s go-to offensive weapon. While it could be tough to limit Plummer, USC could focus on making an impact at the net against the rest of Stanford’s hitters, similar to what the Huskies did in their four-set win over the Cardinal — their first of the season — just a week ago. To top the Golden Bears, the Trojans will need to shut down senior outside hitter Antzela Dempi. The senior hit 29 kills against the Washington schools. She also put up four service aces. The last time the two teams faced each other, Dempi put up 12 kills. With four regular-season matches to go, the Women of Troy should be able to hit their stride as they prep for the NCAA Tournament. After the matches against Stanford and Cal, USC heads out to Oregon to face the Ducks before hosting UCLA for its final regular match of the season. At Maples Pavilion on Wednesday, the Cardinal and the Troajns will celebrate Equality Night, where they will celebrate inclusion and diversity in sports. First serve will be at 7 p.m. On Friday, the Women of Troy play the Golden Bears at 6 p.m.last_img read more