The Crimes Investigation Unit (Satreskrim) of the Medan Police arrested one of its members who allegedly shot dead a fellow officer with a loaded Glock pistol inside a barrack of the Medan Police Control Unit (Sabhara) last week.The suspect, Second Brig. KHN, was charged with murder and negligence after he reportedly accidentally shot his fellow police officer, Second Brig. DS, in a joke gone wrong. The victim was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head on Saturday.”It started as a joke when the suspect aimed the gun at the victim. But, it turned fatal,” the head of Medan Police headquarters, Sr. Comr. Johnny Eddizzon Isir, said in a press conference on MondayHe went on to say that the suspect thought the gun was unloaded. According to Johnny, the gun belonged to the deputy director of the Medan Police’s Satreskrim, Adj. Sr. Comr. Bagus Oktobrianto.”We are still investigating how the suspect could get access to the gun,” he said, adding that the Glock pistol along with 12 bullets, one ammunition magazine, one shell of ammunition and one projectile had been submitted as evidence.Johnny said the suspect could be charged under Article 338 of the Criminal Code (KUHP) on murder and Article 359 of the KUHP on negligence causing death and faces a minimum sentence of five years’ imprisonment. (trn)Topics :
Champions Gloucestershire got their hands on the silverware – but only after Buckinghamshire ended their chances of a clean sweep at the Women’s County Finals.Gloucestershire ensured they would retain their title with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ triumph over Yorkshire on Thursday – their fourth straight win of the week.However, on another glorious day at Delamere Forest in Cheshire, they were not able to make it five out of five after narrowly losing out to a determined Buckinghamshire team by a slender 5-4 margin.Buckinghamshire began the morning by taking a 2-1 lead after the foursomes. Olivia Lee and Rosie Bee Kim were the first pair to put a point on the board for Buckinghamshire when they beat Grace Connelly and Claudia Ovens 5 & 3. They doubled their advantage when Georgina Bowers and Daisy Kennedy secured a one-hole victory over Jess Brown and Sam Round before Gloucestershire got themselves back into it when Megan Bartlett and Alex Saunders defeated Susanna Mitterer and Ella Betteriss 3 & 2.Buckinghamshire started the singles with two further victories by Alice Kozlowski and Amelia Curtis over Bartlett and Issy Hopkins but Hannah Cash, Jessica Pilgrim and Grace Rigby-Walden lost against Jess Brown, Connelly and Ffion Tynan before Thalia Kirby secured an emotional win for her team with a 2 & I victory over Alex Saunders.“It’s a fantastic result,” said Buckinghamshire captain, Gail Sharp. “We were hopeful we might do something today, but we decided we’d play all 12 of our players, so I think it was just a case of waiting to see what the results might bring.“It proved to be a good decision because one or two of the girls brought in wins we weren’t necessarily expecting.“It’s been a great week,” she added. “We beat Lincolnshire 7-2 in the first match and had some really good matches yesterday in our draw with Surrey but it’s just nice to finish the week with a win against the champions. That makes it all a bit more special.”Gloucestershire had won all four of their matches on their way to clinching their third title in four years but they came up just short against Buckinghamshire after also electing to bring in some of their less experienced players.“Today we were able to play all of our team which was just lovely,” said Gloucestershire captain, Su Mallon. “In fact, they (the less used players) won and the ones we’d worn out earlier in the week didn’t. So, yes, it was a brilliant day, actually. They played to really enjoy it, which was good.“We’re still up there, we’re high and enjoying it all. They (the team) just keep giving. They’re such a nice group of people. I’ve just loved being their captain.”The final day of this year’s championship was all about the battle to finish second behind Gloucestershire and in the end it was Lincolnshire who were to claim that spot after a 5 ½ – 3 ½ victory over Yorkshire. Lincolnshire went into lunch 2-1 up in the foursomes and wins from India Clyburn, Ellise Rymer and Tilly Garfoot plus a half point from Sophie Beardsall was enough to see them over the line.Surrey moved up to third with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ win over Norfolk while Buckinghamshire’s last day heroics saw them climb to fourth ahead of Yorkshire and Norfolk.Photograph credit: Leaderboard 20 Sep 2019 Buckinghamshire end on a high to deny champions a five-star finish Tags: Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Yorkshire
RBR Junior Ryan McVeety accepts an award from Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff Jr. in thanks for McVeety’s work on the borough library’s web site.By John BurtonLITTLE SILVER — What do you do if you’ve got a computer issue? Get a teenager to help, of course.That’s what the Little Silver Public Library did when it needed a new Web site design.Ryan McVeety is a 16-year-old Red Bank Regional High School junior who donated his time this summer to assist the library in establishing its new site.The library had a Web site, but it was one that dated back to the 1990s and was “very static, very one-dimensional,” explained Anita O’Brien, the library’s acting director.“The subject came up that I was good with technology,” McVeety explained about his involvement. But to say he was “good” with technology appeared to be something of an understatement.Even by the tech savvy standard of those of his generation, McVeety seems to be a go-to guy for computer questions. “I’m the technical support guy at home,” he acknowledged.McVeety is a student at the high school’s Academy of Information Technology and is currently taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science class. He is also involved in computer competitions including a forthcoming one at the New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, in Brooklyn, where he and his teammates will be competing in a virtual forensic science murder mystery. Along with that, Ryan is taking a cyber security class and is involved with his school’s CyberPatriot national competition program.Ryan’s mom had been a volunteer at the borough’s library and “I always loved the library,” he said, which led him to offer his help. He’s been interested in computers since he was quite young—even younger than he is now—going back to when he was about 10, he said.His design is much more interactive than what the library’s previous site, as well as being very user friendly, O’Brien said.For Ryan the appeal of is, “the problem solving aspect of it,” he said, explaining it has the same draw as puzzles, like Rubik’s Cube. That and video games, such as Call to Duty Shooter and Halo, which may lead him into a career some day designing games, something he’s thinking about, he explained.“He was a big help to me,” O’Brien said of Ryan’s work, which included a program that would allow O’Brien to update the site.And on Monday the Borough Council recognized McVeety’s contribution to the borough by approving a resolution commending his work for his community. “It’s a huge benefit to us,” Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said.“It’s pretty cool,” getting the acknowledgment, McVeety said afterwards. Yeah, but does it compare with Call to Duty?
HIGHLANDS – Emergency crews were demolishing three homes on Locust Street Friday after a home on the corner, being elevated, slipped off its cribbing and fell, striking the house next door.No injuries were reported.As of 5 p.m. Friday, workers were leveling the homes.An excavator was brought to the scene at about 1 p.m. where the two-story home at 1 Locust St., at the corner of Willow Street, was being elevated. It fell for an undetermined reason, twisting on a 45-degree angle from where it had been located. It hit the brick ranch-style home next doo at 3 Locust St, which was abandoned. Another abandoned one-story frame house next door to it at 5 Locust St. also was demolished.Borough officials said that the homes at 3 and 5 Locust St.already had beenslated for demolition, officials said.According to borough engineer Dale Leubner of T&M Associates, the home at 1 Locust St. is owned by Prince Gilpin and the firm contracted to do the house lifting was Hasenfus Construction Services of Long Branch.The construction company could not be reached for comment Friday evening.The mother of the homeowner is comforted by neighbors.According to Mayor Frank Nolan, Gilpin’s home was only about two years old, had sustained damaged from Super Storm Sandy and had been repaired. The home’s foundation was heavily damaged and officials said it was too dangerous to let anyone inside to removed the owner’s personal belongings. The owner reportedly went on vacation so the building could be elevated.According to Paul Vitale, the Highlands building inspector, more than a dozen houses in the borough had been elevated since Sandy and there have been no issues with those projects.The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating.The Highlands fire chief confers with a New Jersey Natural Gas representative at the scene.Emergency crews from the Asbury Park heavy rescue team and Middletown and Highlands fire departments were on the scene along with personnel from the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and Naval Weapons Station Earle. An engineer from T&M Associates, the Highlands building inspector and one of the contractors inspect the damage.
…Risk-Based Food Inspection Manual to be implementedIn order to produce food that is safe, nutritive, and of high quality, stakeholders involved in food safety regulations were on Wednesday featured in a workshop targeting how desired standards and guidelines can be achieved.The workshop, held at the Grand Coastal Hotel, was in partnership with the Public Health Ministry, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and other regulatory branches that address food safety.According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Shamdeo Persaud, one item on the agenda included the Risk-Based Food Inspection Manual, which will be altered specifically for Guyana. This is in light of the recent passage of the Food Safety bill, which warrants the establishment of a Food Safety Authority.“This manual that they recommend to countries is to adopt for local use. Our recent developments under food safety, especially the imminent launch of the new Food Safety Authority, we thought we could bring all the stakeholders together who are involved in food safety procedures, regulations and so on. We will go through the manual. We have already done some work on it. During this workshop, we will have a final look at it and get a Guyana version of the manual that would then be used by the respective agencies in the implementation of risk-based inspection of food,” Persaud explained.He insisted that the main objective is to produce food items of an undeniably reputable standard for both local and international markets. It has been shown that dishes prepared in the household are safe and uncontaminated by bacteria or other impurities.“The objective here is to make foods available for both our local population and food products for export that are high-quality, wholesome, and safe. I can say on a greater part, most of the household foods are safe. The Ministry of Health, through the Food and Health Department and Environmental Health Unit, has been actively advising households about how to purchase, prepare, store and use food safely,” the CMO related.Generally, it is recommended that food be consumed within two hours of preparation and if stored, the temperature must be of a specific degree. Good personal hygiene is also mandatory during handling and it must be done in an environment that is free of pests and has adequate storage facilities.Presently, restaurants and roadside vendors are yet to meet some of the standards established. Nevertheless, the first objective is to have all food handlers issued with the relevant certificate to operate.Persaud stated, “At the level of the commercial food providers, most of them like restaurants, cook shops [and] even the roadside vending, there are some bit of regulation. The Food and Drug Department and the Environmental Health Unit, and the regional and municipal inspectors would go around and ensure that food handlers are first of all, certified. We’re not quite there yet with everyone. There is still some work to do”.All food handlers are required to ensure that their hair is secured, jewellery are removed, and they are dressed appropriately as part of personal hygiene requirements. Water used during preparation must also be free of any toxins, since some bacterium can survive intense heat and cold.The CMO specifically mentioned improper storage of meats, which is common in marketplaces and other trading stations. In most cases, animals are slaughtered and hung for many hours instead of being stored on ice. Consumers also opt to buy fish that is stored at room temperature since some amount of ‘freshness’ is guaranteed. Contrary to this, Persaud insisted that seafood stored in a colder temperature is safer to use.Over the past months, the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GAFDD) has visited a few restaurants, where appalling sanitary conditions were unearthed. While some establishments were forced to close, others were given a deadline to mend the issues highlighted.Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud with officials from PAHO and stakeholders of the workshop
South Africa’s Constitutional Court, which upholds the Constitution, at night. As the supreme law of the country, the Constitution binds all organs of the state – legislative, executive and judicial – at all levels of government.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library)South Africa’s Constitution, admired and respected around the world for its pioneering approach to human rights, is the symbol of a remarkable negotiated transition – one that turned a country ravaged by apartheid and oppression into one that celebrates democracy and freedom.The interim Constitution, which came into effect in 1994, not only set the stage for South Africa’s first democratic elections, but was – as the document itself explained – “a historic bridge between the past of a deeply divided society characterised by strife, conflict, untold suffering and injustice, and a future founded on the recognition of human rights, democracy and peaceful co-existence and development opportunities for all South Africans, irrespective of colour, race, class, belief or sex”.Background to the ConstitutionThe interim Constitution was negotiated between representatives of organisations involved in the liberation struggle, political parties and other groups. After the first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, the elected representatives, meeting as a body called the Constitutional Assembly, drafted a new Constitution. In 1996, after two years of public consultation and much debate, the final Constitution was at last adopted.See the Constitutional Court’s website for more about the history of the Constitution.Constitutional supremacySection 2 of Chapter 1 – which is entitled “Supremacy of Constitution” – states: “This Constitution is the supreme law of the Republic; law or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid, and the obligations imposed by it must be fulfilled.”Although South Africa did have a constitution before the interim Constitution of 1994 and the final Constitution of 1996, the “tri-cameral” constitution (which established three separate houses of parliament for whites, coloureds and Indians) was not supreme. Instead, a system of parliamentary sovereignty prevailed – which meant the legislature could pass any laws it liked, as long as the correct procedure was followed.Nowadays, however, the Constitution is superior to Parliament and is the yardstick by which all laws and acts of state are judged. It applies to all organs of government – including Parliament, the Presidency, the police force, the army and the public service. This means any law that violates the Constitution, or any conduct that conflicts with it, can now be challenged and struck down by the courts – most notably the Constitutional Court, which is the highest court in the land when it comes to constitutional matters.Constitutional entrenchmentThe Constitution itself is protected, which means it is harder for the legislature to change it than is the case with ordinary legislation.Section 74(2) states that bills amending the Constitution require a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly as well as a supporting vote of six of the nine provinces represented in the National Council of Provinces.However, a bill amending Section 1 of the Constitution, which sets out the founding values, requires a 75 percent majority.Constitutional rightsHuman rights occupy pride of place in the Constitution. The preamble refers to fundamental rights and the first section of Chapter 1 (Founding Provisions) says South Africa is founded on: “Human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms”.Chapter 2 contains South Africa’s Bill of Rights. It is this part of the Constitution that has attracted the greatest interest – and has had the greatest impact on South Africans – in the past few years.The first words of the chapter introduce the Bill of Rights as a “cornerstone of democracy” that “enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom”.Among the rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights are the right to life, equality, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, political rights and the right to peaceful assembly and demonstration. These are the usual “first generation” rights that are guaranteed in most democratic countries.However, a distinctive feature of our right to equality is that it includes a prohibition against unfair discrimination based on sexual orientation – making South Africa the first nation in the world to insert such a clause.Our Bill of Rights also contains socioeconomic rights, or “second generation” rights. They place a duty on the government to work to provide education, health services, water and housing.The last group of rights in the Bill of Rights – the “third generation” rights – often attract praise for our Constitution. They include the right to having the environment protected, the right of access to information and the right to just administrative action.Another special feature of our Bill of Rights – and one it shares with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – is the limitations clause, which allows competing and conflicting rights to be balanced. Section 36 of the Constitution (headed “Limitation of rights”), lays down a test that any limitation must meet. The two central concepts are reasonableness and proportionality: any restriction on a right must be reasonable and must be proportional in that the impact or extent of the restriction must match the importance of the aim served by the limitation of the right.The rights conferred by the Constitution have been the basis of a number of groundbreaking cases. For examples of South Africa’s recent human-rights jurisprudence, see the Constitutional Court website’s discussion of rights for women, children, workers and gays and lesbians. Institutions to support democracyA significant feature of our Constitution is that it sets up several independent bodies to support and safeguard democracy. These are often referred to as the “Chapter 9 institutions”, because they have their origins in that part of the Constitution. These are:The Auditor-GeneralThe Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic CommunitiesThe Commission on Gender EqualityThe Human Rights CommissionThe Independent Electoral Commission The Public ProtectorStructure and other contentsOther than a preamble at the beginning and seven schedules at the end, the Constitution is arranged into 14 chapters, namely:Chapter 1: Founding Provisions (sections 1-6)Chapter 2: Bill of Rights (sections 7-39)Chapter 3: Cooperative Government (sections 40-41)Chapter 4: Parliament (sections 42-82)Chapter 5: The President and National Executive (sections 83-102)Chapter 6: Provinces (sections 103-150)Chapter 7: Local Government (sections 151-164)Chapter 8: Courts and Administration of Justice (sections 165-180)Chapter 9: State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy (sections 181-194)Chapter 10: Public Administration (sections 195-197)Chapter 11: Security Services (sections 198-210)Chapter 12: Traditional Leaders (sections 211-212)Chapter 13: Finance (sections 213-230A)Chapter 14: General Provisions (sections 231-243)Chapters 3 to 7 detail the country’s democratic system of government, one characteristic of which is the stress on interaction between the national, provincial and local levels through the mechanism of cooperative governance.Other important characteristics are those generally considered essential to democracy, such as the specification of the manner in which representatives are elected, limitations on terms of office, and the majorities required to pass legislation.The Constitution goes on to deal with the courts and administration of justice, public administration, security services (defence, police and intelligence), the role of traditional leaders and finance.The final chapter covers general provisions, including international agreements and international law. Among other things, the final chapter requires that all constitutional obligations “be performed diligently and without delay”.Coming late to democracy, South Africa was able to draw on the collective wisdom of the democratic countries of the world in creating its Constitution. Having come along a route of struggle and pain, the country took the process deeply to heart – and takes great pride in the result. Useful linksThe Constitutional CourtSouth African Government OnlineGovernment Communication and Information SystemThe Auditor-GeneralThe Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic CommunitiesThe Commission on Gender Equality The Human Rights CommissionThe Independent Electoral CommissionThe Public Protector
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now When I was 17, I started a rock-n-roll band. My mom gave me her eyeliner and foundation makeup. She also gave me some costume jewelry and a few women’s shirts. They looked great with the jeans I wore until they were threadbare.When we played big gigs, my mom would show up. Especially if it was a battle of the bands kind of thing. She’d bring the people who worked for her company to help ensure we won.She never told me I had to go to college. She never told me I needed a career to fall back on. She never expected me to do something that I didn’t want to do. Instead, she supported me chasing my dreams. Nothing was off limits, even if it wasn’t a safe choice.She never told me to be realistic. Unrealistic was realistic, if I worked hard. My dad wasn’t around, but he always supported me pursuing my dream.When I decided to move to Los Angeles, both of my parents supported my decision. My mom was upset when I packed up the car and left late at night, but, she never tried to stop me. Instead, she cut inspirational quotes out of Reader’s Digest and mailed them to me. I taped all of them to the inside of my daily planner and reviewed them daily.I wasn’t in Los Angeles for more than a few months when my dad called to tell me that he got me an audition for a band in New York City. They were being produced by Def Leppard’s first producer, and they needed a new front man because their singer got married and his wife had just had a baby, so he had to go legit. I flew to New York for an audition my dad arranged.I was never told that I couldn’t do something. I was never told that anything was impossible. I was always told to go for it.You want your kids to be happy. You want to keep them safe. But telling them to play it safe is the riskiest thing you can tell them now—especially if you want them to be happy. As it turns out, life is for living.Here is your permission slip.
Young Mumbai Indians batsman Saurabh Tiwary today said he would looking for consistent performances in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in South Africa from September 10 to 16.”It (CLT20) is an important tournament for me and I am confident to put up my best there in South Africa,” Tiwary, who joined Tata Steel today, said.”I have been working hard and had practiced with my Team India members to ensure consistency in my performance,” said the left-handed batsman on the sidelines of the ongoing Jharkhand Ranji trial camp, here.Tiwary, who was a member of the India’s ODI squad in the recently-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka, said for a batsmen to survive in the shorter version of the game, one has to become a hard-hitter.Asked about failing to make the playing XI in last two tours abroad, Tiwary said it was the prerogative of the skipper.”Besides, the Indian team had experienced players and the captain will obviously settle for winnable combinations,” he quipped.”Right now, I am focussing for the upcoming Champions League and leaving here tomorrow to take part in the tournament,” the southpaw added.Tiwary came to limelight while representing Sachin Tendulkar-led ‘Mumbai Indians’ in the last edition of IPL.’Mumbai Indians’ will take on South Africa?s Highveld Lions in the opener of the Champions league on September 10 at New Wanders Stadium, Johannesburg.Meanwhile, Tata Steel sources said Tiwari have reported in the company as Sports Manager today.While handing over the appointment letter here yesterday, Sanjiv Paul, Vice-President (Corporate services) of Tata Steel, welcomed Tiwari to the Tata Steel family.advertisementTiwary, who made his first-class debut in the 2006-07 Ranji trophy, had scored two half centuries in India’s U-19 tri-series victory against South Africa and Bangladesh in 2008 and was a member of the squad that won the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008, was a third generation employee of Tata Steel.He was adjuged the best under-22 player and had six tons to his credit in the first class domestic tournaments.
An Afghanistan Premier League match between Balkh Legends and Kabul Zwanan witnessed 37 sixes in total, the most in any T20 game ever on Sunday.Hosts Balkh Legends posted a mammoth 244 for 6 on the board batting first with Chris Gayle, top-scoring with 80 off 48 balls. He slammed 10 sixes and 2 boundaries in his knock.Kabul in reply, rode on a swashbuckling 62 off 17 balls from Hazratullah Zazai to come close to the target but they fell short by 21 runs in the end.During his knock, Zazai achieved one of the rare feats in the game when he smashed six sixes in the fourth over of the second innings.The 20-year-old produced a whirlwind 12-ball half-century which included 7 sixes and four boundaries.Left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari was the bowler who bore the brunt of Hazratullah’s fury. Abdullah went on to concede 37 runs in the over, thanks to a wide.This match today is all about making new records. The flamboyant batsman Hazratullah Zazai has smacked 6 sixes in an over. Got his fifty in just 12 balls. #APLT20 @ACBofficials #BalkhVsKabul pic.twitter.com/KN1s5MJY5yAfghanistan Premier League T20 (@APLT20official) October 14, 2018Only Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh have managed the feat in the history of the game.”It is a proud, unforgettable moment for me. It is a very enjoyable moment for me that my name is now linked to so many big names of the game, who are really legends of the game,” Zazai said.Hazratullah is the second man after Yuvraj to do it in a Twenty20 match. Yuvraj had hit six sixes off a Stuart Broad over to move to a 12-ball half-century at Durban during the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007.advertisementHazratullah, Yuvraj and West Indies’ superstar Gayle too has managed a half-century in only 12 balls.”It was a surreal moment for me to perform in front of my idol (Gayle),” said Zazai, who has played two one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Afghanistan.”I was just trying to play my natural game and did not in any way think of outshining anyone.”However, Hazratullah’s feat came in a losing cause as Kabul Zwanan lost to Balkh Legends by 21 runs, chasing a stiff 245-run target.Gayle had hammered 80 off 48 balls for Balkh Legends and his innings included as many as 10 sixes. His team scored 244 for six in 20 overs while Zwanan managed 223 for seven.Balkh Legends vs Kabul ZwananBL – 164/3 (15 Overs) | Mohammad Nabi – 1*(1), Darwish Rasooli – 22*(16)#APLT20 pic.twitter.com/WKzSnZOiVGAfghanistan Premier League T20 (@APLT20official) October 14, 2018The 37 sixes that were hit in total by batsmen from both sides is also a T20 record.The previous record of 34 sixes was established in a T20 match between Central Districts vs Otago in the Super Smash league in 2016 which was then equalled in a Caribbean Premier League T20 between Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Stars this year.(With PTI inputs)