American wanted by FBI entered Indonesia before Interpol’s red notice: Minister

first_img“There was no red notice when he arrived here. Our system didn’t detect it at the time,” Yasonna said on Monday. “After we received it, the immigration office and the National Police conducted a joint operation to arrest him. He could not have entered had we received the notification [sooner].”According to the ministry, Medlin arrived in the Southeast Asian country using a tourist visa on Nov. 5, 2019, three weeks before Interpol issued its red notice on Dec. 9, 2019.Read also: American fugitive arrested in Jakarta a known pedophile: Jakarta PoliceHe was nabbed in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, last week — seven months since his arrival — after three teenage girls alleged he paid to have sex with them. The police also confiscated more than US$20,000 in cash from the suspect.If convicted under the 2014 law on child protection, he could face up to 15 years in prison. Police are now exploring the possibility that this case has a wider connection to child prostitution rings.Medlin is wanted by the FBI for his alleged role in defrauding cryptocurrency investors out of US$722 million using a “high-tech Ponzi scheme”.He had been convicted twice in 2006 and 2008 for crimes relating to child molestation and flagged by Interpol as a child molester, the latter of which saw him serve two years in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl and possession of child pornography.Topics : The Indonesian government said Monday that Russ Albert Medlin, an American fugitive recently arrested in Jakarta, had entered the archipelago before Interpol issued a red notice for the bitcoin scammer and convicted pedophile.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said in a hearing with House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs that the government received the notification three weeks after the man wanted by the FBI entered Indonesia.last_img read more

Pennsylvania National Guard Members Eligible for New PA GI Bill Can Now Apply

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 25, 2019 Press Release,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members eligible for the new PA GI Bill, or Military Family Education Program, can now apply for the program and family members can use the benefit during the 2020-21 academic semesters. Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill, the first of its kind in the nation, into law on July 1, 2019.“Pennsylvania National Guard members historically serve without hesitation when called upon to protect our freedom, and so do their families,” Gov. Wolf said. “Incredible sacrifices are made abroad and at home when a member of the PNG is deployed. This educational benefit is a way to show families that their support and sacrifices are noticed and appreciated, and they can now pursue higher education without the burden of debt.”“The Pennsylvania National Guard is comprised of highly trained soldiers and airmen who are experts in their specialty areas and are frequently called for federal or state duty. It’s critical to Pennsylvania and the nation that we retain these talented men and women,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “This is a great re-enlistment incentive for these service members who are not only protecting commonwealth and country, but also want to secure a bright future for their family.”Under the PA GI Bill, eligible PNG members can receive five years of higher education benefits for their spouses and children at a PA State System of Higher Education institution. The program provides for 10 semesters of tuition-free education for family member(s).To be eligible, a PNG member must have completed their initial service obligation in the PA Guard and has extended/reenlisted for an additional six-year service obligation to the PA Guard on or after July 1, 2019. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, go to Military Family Education Program.center_img Pennsylvania National Guard Members Eligible for New PA GI Bill Can Now Applylast_img read more

Aspley homes are being snapped up by interstate investors

first_imgThis home at 44 Pie St, Aspley, sold for $638,000.Interstate investors are buying up in Aspley as they see decent rental returns.This home at 44 Pie St sold to interstate investors for $638,000, and LJ Hooker Stafford principal Richard Mirosch said they had 26 groups view the property over two weekends, with four written offers received.“The four written offers consisted of three investors and one owner-occupier,” Mr Mirosch said.“Usually it’s the other way around.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Investors are seeing great rental return in Aspley.Mr Mirosch believes investors are drawn to homes like 44 Pie St, because they can be rented out without much work having to be done.“The house was immaculate and they could rent it straight away,” he said.“It’s location to the shops was also a big drawcard, with Chermside within a couple of kilometres.” Homes that are tidy are more quick to sell.He said the sale was in line with the local market due to the condition of the home.“If something is in good condition with great street appeal, there will be a lot of demand.“You don’t get the same demand for places that need to be painted and have shabby carpet.”last_img read more

X2000 to China

first_imgA SEVEN-car X2000 tilting trainset was dispatched from the Adtranz works in Västerås on January 14 for a two-year demonstration programme in China. Due to arrive next month, the train is being sent under an agreement between Adtranz and the semi-autonomous Guangshen Railway Corp. After commissioning, the X2000 is due to run at 200 km/h between Guangzhou and Kowloon.Through running cannot start until the completion of 25 kV 50Hz electrification between Guangzhou and the Hong Kong SAR border at Lo Wu, which is running behind schedule. The same day Kowloon – Canton Railway announced that its KTT double-deck trainset would enter service at the end of January on a temporary express shuttle between Kowloon and Lo Wu, as it cannot run through to Guangzhou before the end of the year. olast_img read more

Match Point: Springboks at the Rugby World Cup

first_imgOn this edition of Match Point with Mahia Mutua:The last time South Africa was tipped to win its Rugby World Cup tie against Japan, the final score turned out to be remarkably different. We have reactions, after the Springboks’ second match against SamoaMain continental football tournaments enter the semi finals stage, we examine the status of club football in AfricaWhy there is a push to make Frisbee an institutional sport in Ugandalast_img

Poyet flattered by Chelsea link

first_img “I want to go to the highest level and if it’s the Premiership and it’s Chelsea, fantastic. “I like the speculation because it means we are doing something right. But it doesn’t change my life at the moment.” Press Association The Uruguayan, who made more than 100 appearances in four years at Stamford Bridge, could succeed Rafael Benitez when the interim boss departs at the end of the season. Poyet, who has helped Albion to a promotion challenge in the npower Championship this term, told a press conference: “That’s my aim. Everybody knows. I don’t hide it. center_img Brighton manager Gus Poyet has welcomed his link to the job of Chelsea manager.last_img read more

Best back for Ulster

first_imgIreland and Ulster hooker Rory Best has recovered from his broken arm ahead of schedule to face Montpellier at Ravenhill on Friday night. The 31-year-old’s fitness will be a significant boost to Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad ahead of next month’s RBS 6 Nations. Ireland are due to name their Six Nations squad next week, and now Best has the chance to prove his fitness to win selection. The 70-cap front-rower broke his arm in Ireland’s agonising 24-22 defeat to New Zealand in November. Best has found fitness in seven weeks, beating expectation, to return for UIster’s Heineken Cup round five tie. Best paid tribute to Ulster’s medical staff in helping him make a quickfire return. “I knew that it was going to be a tight ask to get back for these games,” Best told UIster’s official website. “But it is testament to the medical team that we have here, Michael Eames the surgeon and the strength and conditioning coaches at Ulster that I am back. “I have been fortunate that there have been no set-backs along the way and it has just been a case of trying to push on and thankfully I have come through.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cruise Ships with Sick Passengers Approaching Dock at Port Everglades

first_imgThe cruise line said that guests who are healthy for travel per the CDC guidelines will transfer directly from the ships to flights for travel home, with the majority of those passengers being on charter flights.For additional caution, those guests will be transported in coaches that will be sanitized with limited person-to-person contact. They will also be given masks.Guests have not left the ship since March 14, and have been self-isolating in their staterooms since March 22.Holland America said about 45 guests who still show symptoms of mild illness and are not yet ready to travel will continue to isolate on board the ship until they fully recover.The company added that less than 10 people need immediate critical care, and Holland America has obtain approval from a local health partner to treat those passengers.Since March 22, 97 guests (83 on Zaandam and 14 on Rotterdam) and 136 crew members on Zaandam have shown flu-like symptoms.There are 808 guests and 583 crew members on the Rotterdam, while the Zaandam has 442 guests and 603 crew members.There are 52 Florida residents on the ships, and four children under age 12.At least two people have died on the ships from the coronavirus, while another nine have tested positive.Broward County has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state with 1,346. In addition, 145 people have been hospitalized because of the virus in the county, and 17 have died. Two Holland America Line cruise ships with dozens of sick passengers on board are approaching Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.The Zaandam and the Rotterdam are scheduled to dock late Thursday afternoon.In a blog post, Holland America Line said: “We remain fully engaged with the Broward Unified Command and other governmental and embassy authorities to resolve this humanitarian situation and get the nearly 1,200 well guests home immediately who are fit for travel per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgMLB-SCHEDULEAstros win 6th straight UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros picked up their season-high sixth straight win by outlasting the Colorado Rockies in a pitchers’ duel at Minute Maid Park.Myles Straw’s RBI single with one out in the 11th inning lifted the Astros past the Rockies, 2-1. Houston starter Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) and Rockies hurler Antonio Senzatela each tossed three hit ball with no walks over eight scoreless innings. Raimel Tapia hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th to put Colorado up 1-0, but a sacrifice fly by Kyle Tucker extended the game.Also on Tuesday’s major league schedule: UNDATED (AP) — The Celtics say forward Gordon Hayward will be sidelined for around four weeks after suffering a severe ankle sprain in Boston’s playoff-opening victory over Philadelphia. With him out, it could mean a shift to a three-guard lineup and more minutes for Marcus Smart.Also in the NBA:— Utah guard Mike Conley has returned to Walt Disney World after the birth of his son and will go through a quarantine period before joining the Jazz for their playoff series against Denver. Conley is subject to a quarantine of at least four days in accordance with the NBA’s COVID-19 policies. He could be back for Game 3.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEFlyers blank Habs again…Caps stay alive Associated Press — The Golden Knights rallied to beat the Blackhawks, 4-3 and become the first team to advance to the next round. Alex Tuch (tuhk) broke a 3-3 deadlock 1:34 into the third period. Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH’-tee) had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which trailed 2-0 and 3-2. Corey Crawford turned back 35 shots for Chicago.— The Capitals played with determination in avoiding a four-game sweep, scoring the last three goals to defeat the Islanders, 3-2. Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) scored the tying and go-ahead goals, with the game-winner coming 3:40 into the third period. The Islanders owned a 2-0 lead until Evgeny Kuznetsov (kooz-NEHT’-sahv) and Ovechkin scored less than two minutes apart early in the second period. Braden Holtby stopped 24 shots and blanked the Islanders after Matthew Barzal scored midway through the first period. — The Stars have a three-games-to-two lead after John Klingberg scored the tiebreaking goal in a 2-1 triumph over the Flames. Klingberg beat Cam Talbot 72 seconds into the third period, one game after setting up three goals to help Dallas beat Calgary. Jamie Benn’s short-handed goal put the Stars on the board, but the Flames tied it on Mikael Backlund’s goal later in the first period. Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 29 shots for the Stars.NHL-NEWSHawerchuk dies at 57 August 19, 2020 2 Rangers suspended for throwing behind hitter after slamARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers manager Chris Woodard has completed a one-game suspension for his actions during Monday’s game against the Padres.Texas reliever Ian Gibaut threw behind San Diego infielder Manny Machado following a grand slam, leading to his ejection and subsequent three-game suspension. Woodard became incensed with the plate umpire for ejecting Gibaut, who has appealed his suspension.Elsewhere around the majors:— Braves outfielder Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY’-kihs) has been placed on the 10-day injured list after potentially being exposed to COVID-19. Markakis initially opted out of the shortened season because of concerns about the coronavirus. He rejoined the Braves a couple of weeks ago and provided a boost to an injury plagued lineup, batting .353 with six RBIs in 11 games. Cowboys cut McCoy after injuryUNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, a day after the newcomer sustained a season-ending leg injury.McCoy tore his right quadriceps muscle Monday while engaging defensive tackle Antwaun Woods during an individual drill.The injury waiver means the Cowboys pay only the $3 million signing bonus on the $18 million, three-year contract McCoy signed as a free agent during the offseason.In other NFL news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSBlazers surprise Lakers, Magic stun BucksLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was a tough day for the NBA’s top seeds as the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers dropped their playoff openers. TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are one win away from advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs following their second consecutive shutout of the Montreal Canadiens.Carter Hart stopped 29 shots and Michael Raffl (RAH’-ful) scored the game-winner in the Flyers’ 2-0 win over the Habs. Hart made 23 saves in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Montreal to become the youngest Flyer to post a playoff shutout.Raffl put the Flyers ahead 6:32 into the game after being inserted on Philadelphia’s top line with Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) and Jakub Voracek (JAY’-kuhb VOHR’-ah-chehk). Phil Myers gave the Flyers breathing room by beating Carey Price late in the second period.Price stopped 20 shots for the Canadiens, who will try to stave off elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday.In other Stanley Cup first-round action: — Cardinals cornerback Robert Alford will likely miss a second straight season because of an injury suffered during the preseason. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has confirmed that Alford will miss four to six months. — Browns Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb has been placed in concussion protocol after he got hurt during the team’s first fully padded practice. Chubb finished second in the NFL last season with 1,494 yards. — Jets wide receiver Vyncint Smith had surgery to repair a core muscle injury and could be sidelined up to two months. Coach Adam Gase confirmed the procedure and prognosis and said Smith will likely miss five to eight weeks. —The Vikings have signed former Cincinnati linebacker Hardy Nickerson for depth. Nickerson played three seasons for the Bengals, appearing in 37 games with nine starts. — The Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.center_img — Wil Myers belted a grand slam and Jurickson Profar (JUR’-ihk-suhn PRO’-fahr) added a two-run blast to account for the Padres’ scoring in a 6-4 win over the Rangers. Joey Gallo slammed a three-run homer for Texas. — Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) and Pablo Sandoval homered as the Giants ripped the Angels, 8-2 to end a five-game losing streak. Yastrzemski also made a diving catch to rob David Fletcher of an RBI single and end the second inning. — The Dodgers pulled out a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Corey Seager’s RBI single in the eighth inning. Starter Tony Gonsolin pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings to help Los Angeles pick up its seventh consecutive victory and improve to 18-7. — The Diamondbacks have a six-game winning streak after Nick Ahmed crushed a three-run homer and had five RBIs in a 10-1 laugher over the Athletics. and had five RBIs, Luke Weaver allowed a run on three hits over five innings, retiring the final 10 batters he faced.— Yu Darvish is 4-1 after striking out seven and allowing one run over six innings of the Cubs’ 6-3 decision over the Cardinals. Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer and Ian Happ opened the scoring with a solo blast as Chicago beat St. Louis for the second straight day. UNDATED (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer and Winnipeg Jets standout Dale Hawerchuk has died at 57 following a battle with cancer.Hawerchuk scored 45 goals and collected 103 points as a rookie after being selected first overall in the 1981 draft, helping the Jets make the playoffs after winning just 11 games the previous season. He held most club scoring records after nine seasons with the Jets, contributing with 379 goals and 929 points in 713 games.Hawerchuk later spent five seasons with the Sabres before stops in St. Louis and Philadelphia. He ended his career with 518 goals and 1,409 points in 1,188 games over 16 seasons.In other NHL news: — Vladimir Tarasenko is out for the rest of the Blues’ first-round series against the Canucks after aggravating his surgically repaired left shoulder. The team says the 28-year-old winger returned to St. Louis to have the shoulder looked at by team doctors. Nikola Vucevic (NEE’-koh-lah VOOCH’-uh-vihc) scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds as the eighth-seed Orlando Magic downed the Bucks, 122-110. Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the Magic. The quartet helped Orlando hold reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) without a field goal over the final 11 minutes.Antetokounmpo finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for Milwaukee.Damian Lillard continued his torrid scoring output by delivering a team-high 34 points in the Trail Blazers’ 100-93 win over the Lakers. Jusuf Nurkic (NUR’-kihch) had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Portland, while C.J. McCollum added 21 points.The Lakers erased a 16-point, first half deficit and led 84-78 before falling. Los Angeles also wasted LeBron James’ triple-double of 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists.Lakers forward Anthony Davis finished with 28 points and 11 boards. Update on the latest sports In other Game 1 action on Tuesday:— Jimmy Butler scored 28 points and Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) had 24 to lead the Heat to a 113-101 victory over the Pacers. Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who used an 11-2 surge that made it 107-95 with just over 2 minutes remaining. T,J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 points apiece for the Pacers, who played the last three quarters without Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) because of an eye injury.— James Harden’s 37 points and 11 rebounds led the Rockets to a 123-108 win over the Thunder. Jeff Green scored 22 points and Eric Gordon added 21 for Houston, which played without All-Star Russell Westbrook because of a quad injury. Gordon scored 16 points and Harden had 15 in the first half to help the Rockets take a 68-52 lead. Danilo Gallinari matched a playoff career high with 29 points for the fifth-seeded Thunder.NBA-NEWSCeltics lose Hayward for about 4 weeks — Victor Robles robbed Austin Riley of a home run and every starter contributed to a 17-hit attack in the Nationals’ 8-5 win against the Braves. Eric Thames had three RBIs for Washington, which trailed 5-2 in the fifth after blowing a three-run lead to Atlanta in the ninth inning on Monday.— Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer during a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Phillies turn a 4-2 deficit into a 13-6 thumping of the Red Sox. Rhys Hoskins, Phil Gosselin and Jay Bruce also homered as Philadelphia handed Boston its ninth straight loss.— Homers by Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Davis and Amed Rosario powered the Mets past the Marlins, 8-3. Rosario had three RBIs and New York’s bullpen blanked Miami over 4 2/3 innings.— The Royals’ game against visiting Cincinnati was postponed to give the Reds another day to conduct additional COVID-19 testing. The clubs are now scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday.MLB-NEWS-RANGERS SUSPENSIONS — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant received an injection Tuesday for his ailing left wrist, sidelining the slugger for at least two days. Manager David Ross said Bryant also saw a specialist for the injury. The earliest the 2016 NL MVP could return to the lineup is Friday against the crosstown White Sox.— Indians manager Terry Francona is missing his team’s three-game series with the Pirates, which began Tuesday. General manager Mike Chernoff said Francona will have a “scheduled procedure” to address a gastrointestinal issue. Francona also sat out seven games earlier this month because of the ailment.— Rays two-way rookie Brendan McKay will have season-ending surgery on his left throwing shoulder Wednesday. McKay was 2-4 with a 5.14 ERA in 13 games last season and went 2 for 10 with a home run as a designated hitter. — The Mets are placing starter David Peterson on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue and recalling Corey Oswalt (OHZ’-wahlt) to take his place. Peterson is 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA and 17 strikeouts and eight walks in 21 2/3 innings over four starts. He was due to start Tuesday’s game at Miami.NFL NEWS — The Twins wasted an outstanding performance by Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) before Jorge Polanco hit an infield, walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th to complete Minnesota’s 4-3 win over the Brewers. Maeda struck out 12 and carried a no-hitter into the ninth before Eric Sogard hit a leadoff single, chasing the pitcher and sparking Milwaukee’s three-run rally.— Carlos Santana launched a three-run homer that was fair by inches and upheld upon video review, giving the Indians a 6-3, 10-inning win over the Pirates. Santana also provided a two-run single before Cleveland squandered a 3-1 lead.— Brandon Lowe slammed a three-run homer and Austin Meadows hit a solo shot as the Rays beat the Yankees, 6-3 to end New York’s six-game winning streak. Tampa Bay received four innings of shutout relief after Blake Snell allowed three runs over five frames.— Tim Anderson was 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBIs in the White Sox’s 10-4 drubbing of the Tigers. Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) had three hits and three ribbies in Chicago’s third win in a row.— The Blue Jays coughed up a four-run lead before Travis Shaw scored on a throwing error in the 10th inning to lift Toronto past the Orioles, 8-7. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhk) extended his torrid hitting surge for the Jays with four RBIs on a home run and a three-run double.last_img read more

Windies can upset the ‘big boys’, says Lloyd

first_imgNOTTINGHAM, England (CMC) – If the West Indies can emulate their performance against Pakistan throughout the World Cup, legendary former captain Clive Lloyd expects them to beat some of the higher-ranked teams.In their opening match on Friday, Oshane Thomas and Andre Russell bowled with pace and accuracy to rout Pakistan for 105, their second lowest score in World Cup history.Chris Gayle then smashed a 33-ball fifty as the Windies eased to a seven-wicket victory with 218 balls to spare.Lloyd lauded the regional team for their performance, especially in light of the fact that Pakistan had proved troublesome in the past.“I think Pakistan have previously given us problems so it was a very admirable performance and I can only wish Jason Holder and the rest of the boys well for the rest of the tournament. I’m sure they will upset a few of the big boys if they play like that,” said Lloyd, the last West Indies captain to win the coveted World Cup.“This game has provef that we have some firepower and that means we can match anybody in this competition. We have to try and test out our batting now, that’s the real test going forward. We have to see how they do when they have to bat first and try and post a good total.“I want to see how we get on if we have to defend a total, but it’s shaping up really well at the moment and they couldn’t have asked for a better start to the tournament. Admittedly, Pakistan were not at their best but I think that was more to with the West Indies pressure as that was a good tactic,” he added.However, Lloyd said he expected a much sterner test when the Windies take on Australia in their next game on Thursday.He said it was now left to be seen if the regional side could perform under pressure.“We just need to see what happens when the pressure is on the West Indies, but the game against Australia should do that as that will be a good test of where we are at.“Australia have got some firepower and some very good batsmen, so that should be an excellent game. That will give you an idea if West Indies can qualify or not,” Lloyd pointed out.“It’s going to be a good test and I also want to see the game against England. That too is going to be quite the contest. England have some real firepower and variety too.”last_img read more