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Hundreds of Indonesian ‘tabligh’ attendees sent to judicial custody in India

first_img“This is not an easy situation. Therefore, since the very beginning we have been paying attention to their condition,” she said.Since March 25, India has imposed a nationwide lockdown that is expected to be lifted on May 17 after being extended twice.In the meantime, many of the members of Tablighi Jamaat, including Indonesian citizens, were unable to return to their respective countries after attending a tabligh (Islamic mass gathering) in Delhi.Read also: COVID-19: More than 1,000 Indonesian Tablighi Jamaat members stranded overseas Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that at least 276 Indonesian Tablighi Jamaat members in locked-down India have been reported to the police for allegedly violating quarantine and immigration measures in the country.Of the total, at least 138 are in judicial custody and are due for legal proceedings, Retno said in a virtual press briefing on Wednesday.Indonesia has at least 727 of its citizens — members of the worldwide Islamic missionary movement — stranded in India. Since the lockdown was imposed, a string of First Information Reports (FIR) has been filed against Tablighi Jamaat members across the country, ranging from violating quarantine orders to indecent behavior in hospitals, The Statesman reported.India witnessed a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases last month after more than 1,000 people linked to the religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi tested positive. At least 17 states have reported COVID-19 cases linked to the gathering, the news outlet reported last month.Foreign Ministry director for citizens protection Judha Nugraha said Wednesday that the ministry, alongside Indonesian missions in India, were focusing on helping the accused citizens get their rights fulfilled while the legal process was underway.“It includes providing them with legal assistance,” Judha said.As of Wednesday, India has reported more than 49,300 cases of COVID-19 with 1,694 deaths.Topics :last_img read more

Azerbaijan tenders Asian fixed income mandates using IPE-Quest

first_imgInterested companies should send documents via certified mail or electronic mail by no later than 1 April.The closing date for applications is 24 March.The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. The central bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan has announced an open tender to select external managers for its Asian fixed income mandates, using IPE-Quest.According to search QN1394, the tender is open for institutional asset managers with at least $300bn (€220bn) in total assets under management, as of 31 December 2013.Applicants must also have at least a three-year track record in the Asian fixed income market and currently manage assets for central banks or sovereign wealth funds.The size of the mandate has not yet been determined.last_img read more

RaceSaver Sprints make Boone Speedway debut

first_imgMichael Moore was the Saturday winner when IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars made their Boone Speedway debut. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)By Joyce EiseleBOONE, Iowa (April 22) – Boone Speedway held its season opener on Saturday night and the pits were packed with 143 race cars, including IMCA RaceSaver Sprints for the first time.Michael Moore secured the first-ever weekly race victory in the division. He passed Mike House­man at lap 11 of the 20-lap event and never looked back. Kaleb Johnson was the runner-up and Houseman finished third.Sixteen Sprints were entered. The winged class last ran at Boone at the 2009 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Gatlin Leytham led the entire 20-lap IMCA Modified feature to win for the first time in his career in the division.Jimmy Gustin chased him from the beginning but had his final attempt for a pass fail when he lost a wheel on the white flag lap. This set up a green, white, checkered finish that saw Leytham hold the lead for the win, as Russ Dickerson followed him across the finish line in second place. Eric Elliott was third.Johnathon Logue won the time-shortened Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Jake McBirnie started 11th and took the runner-up spot.Jay Schmidt prevailed in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature after starting 13th. He caught up to leader Todd Reitzler by lap five, and continued to pester him until finally making the pass on lap 11.Trent Murphy finished second after starting 11th and 10th starter Donavon Smith was third.The 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature concluded the night’s racing. Aaron Rudolph snagged him­self the win in this division, holding off Shannon Anderson and Dustin Graham.last_img read more

Isolation scoring leads Syracuse past Boston College, 84-71

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Buddy Boeheim up-faked on a 3-pointer and fooled his defender. As Buddy’s defender rose into the air, Syracuse’s best 3-point shooter gathered himself with a dribble before drilling his shot from beyond the arc. After the second consecutive Buddy basket out of the half, BC called timeout. Elijah Hughes looked at Buddy and twirled his fingers in a circle with a head nod as if to say “Again…again.” “It was time to just get going,” Hughes said. “He’s seen a couple shots go in and we just kept firing them and they kept going in.”Buddy did, scoring 21 points while Hughes finished with a game-high 28. The Orange’s best players were better than any defensive scheme Boston College trotted out on Tuesday and it led to an 84-71 Syracuse victory on Tuesday night at Conte Forum. The Orange (17-13, 10-9 Atlantic Coast) didn’t pass often on Tuesday — finishing with nine assists — but they didn’t need to. In Syracuse’s second to last regular-season game, isolation plays sliced up BC’s defense as the Orange avoided a losing season for the 51st straight year. “Elijah was really good tonight he got into some space, he was hard to guard tonight,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Buddy got going in the first half so the combination of those two guys got us some separation.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s weekday game against a middling ACC opponent, if anything, only impacted Syracuse’s position in the ACC tournament. Syracuse entered this game after a loss to North Carolina, another dropped opportunity in a season full of so many. With a series of bad losses in the Carrier Dome and no marquee win to point back to, the Orange will likely need a run to the ACC tournament championship for any chance at an NCAA Tournament berth. The Orange didn’t start well. Twelve turnovers between the two teams littered the first 10 minutes of the game. As the ball bounced around the court, with no dominating presence possessing it, Syracuse clanked shots from far out and close near the rim. On one sequence, a failed alley-oop between Howard Washington and Quincy Guerrier turned into a Boston College three-pointer down the other end.For much of the first half, the ACC’s top scorer kept Syracuse alive. Hughes’ first basket came from an alley-oop in which the 6-foot-6 forward flew from the baseline to the rim. Then he performed his usual scoring routine. The redshirt junior hit turnaround jump shots, open 3-pointers and drew fouls. Hughes believes when he’s hitting his 3-point shot, teams can’t guard him. So when his first pull-up jump shot from beyond the arc hit, he locked in.Boston College tried to switch on screens. Even the second defender, the one who’s meant to help, couldn’t impede Hughes. Through body contact, Hughes stopped and pulled up to hit a jump shot. “I was just out there hooping,” Hughes said. “I wasn’t really thinking about it too much. When I got in a rhythm, I kind of felt like no one out here can defend me.”In the second half, Buddy couldn’t be guarded either. He dribbled inside, hopped on both legs for space and then sank jump shots. He hit transitions 3’s and scored on an inbound pass in the corner. After scoring 22 points in the first game against Boston College, Buddy knew he had a favorable matchup against the Eagles. With smaller defenders on him, he dribbled into the lane and simply shot over them. With a release point several inches above the defenders, even sound defense couldn’t prevent a made basket. “Last year I wasn’t really able to get in the paint,” Buddy said. “ I wasn’t strong enough, good athlete. I think now I’m using my body, being smart, taking my time, you know just really using my height advantage to shoot over guys.” At times, Syracuse turned the game into an offensive showcase. Hughes often dribbled past his defenders, and in ways only Hughes can do for Syracuse, and made it look effortless. Midway through the second half, he faked a drive to the basket. As his defender failed to stop quickly and stumbled, Hughes stepped back and drilled a jump shot. All Buddy could do was smile. “It’s just so fun playing with a guy like that, there’s some moments like that you just got to smile and have fun…this was one of the most fun games I’ve been a part of,” Buddy said.Later he caught a pass from Joe Girard III and promptly jacked a 3-pointer. He started backpedaling before the ball touched the netting. Of course it was going in.It didn’t matter where Boston College stood or where Hughes was standing. BC didn’t have an answer, and few teams all year have. “Not many people have anybody that can guard Elijah in this league,” Boeheim said. No matter where the season will go as Syracuse faces an uphill stretch to make something of what’s headed for a lost season, the Orange put on one more show. For yet another night, Hughes just balled out. Comments Published on March 3, 2020 at 9:10 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

400 Athletes to Storm Ozoro for Awoture Eleyae Championship

first_imgOrganisers of the Dr. Awoture Eleyae Under-15 Open Athletics Championship are looking forward to an elaborate event this year, with over 400 young athletes from 25 local government areas of Delta State expected to storm Ozoro in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State next week.Arrival date for the 7th edition of the championship is June 18, while competition will hold between June 19 and 20.The Dr. Awoture Eleyae Athletics Championship has produced notable athletes for the Nigeria since its inception, including 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist in the long jump, Ese Brume (2013), sprinter Divine Oduduru (2014) and quarter-miler, Praise Idamadudu (2015). Oduduru made history recently by winning his first NCAA sprint double, clocking 9.86 seconds in the 100m to become second African runner to achieve this feat. His 9.86 second is the second-fastest time in NCAA history.Other athletes who are products of the Dr. Awoture Eleyae Athletics Championships includes Usheoritse Itsekiri, who just secured qualification for Doha 2019 World Championship, blazing to a Personal Best of 10.07 seconds to win the men’s 100m at the 55th International Whitsum Festival in Rehilingen, Germany as well as Raymond Ekevwo, who broke his Personal Best record in the 100m with a big Lifetime Best of 10.02s to finish 2nd in the men’s 100m final at the 2019 South Eastern Conference (SEC) Championships in USA on May 11.Ekevwo is among the three Nigerian male sprinters alongside Oduduru and Itsekiri to qualify for the World Championship in Doha.Immediate past President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Chief Solomon Ogba said yesterday that this year’s edition of the competition would be more colourful.“We are trying to put together one of the best age-grade athletics competition for our youths to sharpen their skills and also prepare for the challenges ahead.”The Secretary of Delta State Athletics Association, Emuobo Egalasi, also confirmed yesterday that everything needed to make the event successful had been put in place.The competition is in honour of Dr. Eleyae, a former Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa, for his contributions to the nation’s athletics.Eleyae is called the doyen of Nigerian sports for his production of various former stars, including Sam Igun, David Ejoke, A.K Amun, Emilia Edet, Violet Odogwu-Nwajei and Modupe Oshikoya.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Cuba Appoints A Prime Minister for the First Time Since 1976

first_imgManuel Marrero Cruz (facing camera) embraces Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during the closing session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, on Saturday. HAVANA, Cuba – For the first time since 1976, Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel named Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero as the country’s Prime Minister.The last Prime Minister of Cuba was Fidel Castro from 1959 to 1976. When the National Assembly created a new constitution in 1976, the post of Prime Minister was eliminated and Castro was named President.Castro and his brother Raul held the presidential post along with Cuba’s other highest positions, like Communist Party leader, until this year, when Raul Castro stepped down as president after 10 years (2008 – 2018).In February 2019, Cubans voted for the implementation of a new constitution to replace the 1976 Soviet-era charter enacted under Castro. Among other things, the new constitution outlines the specific responsibilities of the president and the new post of prime minister.The post was nominated by the President and unanimously approved by the National Assembly.Under the latest constitution, the prime minister will serve a five-year term and will have responsibility for the daily operations of government as head of the Council of Ministers.During the closing session at the National Assembly of Popular Power on December 21, Diaz-Canel cited Marrero’s experience in negotiating with foreign investors as one of his prime qualifications, according to Cuban state media.Marrero, 56, has been tourism minister for 16 years, presiding over an increase in visitor arrivals and a hotel construction boom that has made tourism one of the most important sectors of the Cuban economy.last_img read more

Local resident creates art from car tire

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich – When most of us think of car tires, we think of those things you occasionally need to replace on your car but one local resident has caused people to see them differently.  You may have driven by this house on North 5th Street and seen the wishing well, the teacup or the bunny and wondered who was behind the designs and what was the inspiration.Local resident, Victoria Rose, and her husband are behind the creativity of what she refers to as car tire art.This was something Vickie learned from her father when she was a child.Her inspiration came from a gloomy 2018 winter which prompted her to do something to uplift spirits.Vickie says she is gratified when she sees the look on others’ faces as they admire her pieces.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Funding available for Rogers City businessesNext State Farm announces discounts for driverslast_img read more

Rebels, Leafs resume rivalry tonight in Nelson

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs will look to snap out of a two-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League slide.However, it won’t be easy as the opposition is the Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels. The Leafs meet the Rebels in a two-game home-and-home series beginning tonight at 7 p.m. the NDCC Arena.The last time the teams play, Nelson shook off two-minute slide late in the first period, out scoring the Murdoch Division leaders 3-1 during the final 40 minutes en route to a 5-3 win.
Castlegar had not lost to Nelson prior to the recent win.A key to the Leafs win was the ability of Nelson to hold Rebel sniper Ryan Aynsley off the score sheet. Nelson slowed Castlegar’s leading scorer by continually pounding Aynsley for the duration of the game.The teams play game two of the series Saturday in Castlegar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Arnett Gardens FC ready for CFU Club Championship

first_imgCoach of reigning Red Stripe Premier League champions Arnett Gardens FC, Jerome Waite, says his team is ready for the challenge in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships in order to move on to the CONCACAF stage.Arnett will depart the island next Sunday for the Dominican Republic where they will participate in Group Four alongside Atletico Pantoja of Dominican Republic, America des Cayes (Haiti) and Notch (Suriname).Waite is already looking forward to the CONCACAF stage, where the club has participated in the past.”Well, first and foremost, we have participated in the CONCACAF round twice, but have not passed the quarter-final stage. Our aim is to win the CFU group stage and qualify for the semi-finals, then be among the top three that will advance to the CONCACAF,” Waite told The Gleaner.”I’m pretty much confident based on our performance in the local Red Stripe Premier League, where the team has done well,” the veteran coach shared.He admitted that he did not know much about the opponents, but he remains optimistic.GIVE THEIR BEST”A lot of the players have not played at this level, but they should give of their best, as doors can be opened for them. We don’t have any info on the teams, but they will know about us, as the Premier League is broadcast in the Caribbean,” he informed.Waite is yet to name his 20-man squad for the tournament, but disclosed that players such as captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Renae Lloyd, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm, Jason Moore, Vishinul Harris, Dicoy Williams, Ranike Anderson, Damion Hyatt, Peter Harrison, Keneil Hyde will be included.Arnett will play against America des Cayes on March 2, Notch on March 3, and Atletico Pantoja on March 5. All games will be at Estadio OlÌmpico FÈlix S·nchez in Santo Domingo.The 14 teams are divided into four groups, and the winners will advance to the semi-finals.Meanwhile, Montego Bay United, the other Jamaican club that has qualified, will participate in Group Three alongside Central of Trinidad and Tobago and Scholars International of the Cayman Islands.last_img read more