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Darman Prasetyo – Masinis Muda Heroik di Tragedi Bintaro 2 Yang Terlupakan

first_imgIa bukanlah seorang pahlawan di jaman penjajahan dulu atau seorang penemu yang mempengaruhi dunia transportasi dewasa ini, tapi namanya baru-baru ini dicantumkan di Balai Pelatihan Teknik Traksi (BPTT) Yogyakarta. Ya, dia adalah Darman Prasetyo. Lantas, bagaimana bisa namanya diabadikan sebagai nama Sekolah Teknik terkemuka di Yogyakarta ini?Baca Juga: Human Error Duduki Peringkat Teratas Penyebab Kecelakaan KeretaSebelum membahasnya lebih jauh, BPPT Darman Prasetyo merupakan salah satu tempat pendidikan yang dikhususkan untuk calon masinis lokomotif dan Kereta Rel Diesel (KRD). Para calon masinis akan menerima ilmu terkait pengendalian ular besi terlebih dahulu di sini selama kurun waktu tertentu. Baru setelah mereka dinyatakan siap untuk bertugas, mereka akan dikirim langsung ke lapangan untuk mengemudikan lokomotif.Sumber: viva.id Kembali ke topik pembahasan awal, Darman Prasetyo merupakan masinis KRL Jabodetabek jurusan Serpong-Tanah Abang yang menabrak truk tangki Pertamina pada Senin, 9 Desember 2013 silam. Darman yang ketika kejadian masih berumur 25 tahun tersebut menjadi salah satu dari tujuh korban tewas dalam tragedi tersebut, disusul oleh asisten masinis Agus Suroto, teknisi kereta Sofyan Hadi, dan empat penumpang lainnya.Kejadian nahas ini bermula ketika KRL bernomor 1131 berangkat dari stasiun Serpong sekitar pukul 11.01, sedikit molor karena kereta tersebut sempat meperbaiki sistem AC yang tidak berfungsi dengan baik. Ketika kereta tengah melaju menuju stasiun Pondok Ranji, di situlah petaka ini bermula. Sebuah truk gandeng bermuatan 24 ribu kiloliter BBM melintasi palang pintu kereta yang terletak di Jalan Bintaro Permai 3, Jakarta Selatan. Diketahui, palang pintu tersebut tidak berfungsi.Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari beberapa laman sumber, petugas penjaga pintu perlintasan kereta sempat mengibarkan bendera merah yang menandakan kereta harus segera berhenti karena statusnya tidak aman untuk melintas. Namun KRL yang dikendalikan oleh Darman tidak bisa mengerem mendadak dan tabrakan pun tak bisa dihindari.Menurut penuturan salah satu saksi mata kejadian tersebut, ia sempat melihat seorang petugas kereta yang keluar dari ruang kendali dan mengabarkan kepada penumpang bahwa kereta akan menabrak. “Lima detik habis asisten masinis itu kasih tahu saya bakal ada tabrakan ‘hati-hati bu, mau tabrakan’, habis itu, terjadilah tabrakan,” kata saksi mata bernama Effendi tersebut, dilansir dari laman Liputan6.com.Sumber: wikipedia.comAnehnya, setelah melakukan peringatan tersebut, sang asisten masinis kembali ke dalam ruang kendali dan seolah bersiap untuk menanti ajal yang akan segera merenggut nyawanya. Tragisnya, truk yang bermuatan penuh tersebut meledak sebanyak tiga kali, tidak lama setelah KRL 1131 menabraknya. Sontak, tidak hanya tragedi mengenaskan itu saja yang ramai diperbincangkan seantero Indonesia, melainkan aksi heroik dari Darman cs. dalam menghadapi situasi tersebut.Direktur Utama PT KAI kala itu, Ignasius Jonan mengatakan keputusan yang diambil oleh Darman cs. menunjukkan tanggung jawab dan dedikasi yang sangat besar terhadap tugas. “Jarang sekali ada orang dengan hati sebesar dan semulia itu,” ungkap Jonan dikutip dari sumber terpisah.10 hari berselang setelah kejadian tersebut, tepatnya 19 Desember 2013, PT KAI resmi mengabadikan nama Darman Prasetyo sebagai nama Balai Pelatihan Teknik Traksi Yogyakarta, menyusul kedua rekannya yang juga mendapat perlakuan sama.Sumber: kompas.comBalai Pelatihan Teknik Perkeretaapian (BPTP) di Bekasi berubah menjadi BPTP Sofyan Hadi dan Balai Pelatihan Operasional dan Pemasaran (BP-Opsar) di Bandung berubah menjadi BP-Opsar Agus Suroto. Selain mengabadikan nama mereka sebagai balai pelatihan, sebuah prasasti juga dibangun di stasiun Tanah Abang untuk mengenang dedikasi mereka dalam bertugas.Baca Juga: Antisipasi Kecelakaan di Jalur Kereta, Kemenhub Datangkan Kereta Derek“Dia adalah pahlawan,” tutur Direktur Operasi PT KAI Herlianto usai upacara peresmian BPTT Darman Prasetyo, Kamis, 19 Desember 2013, dikutip dari laman tempo.co. Sebagai bentuk belasungkawa kepada keluarga korban yang ditinggalkan, PT KAI memberikan kesempatan bagi keluarga korban mendaftar menjadi pegawai perkeretaapian dengan jalur khusus, tanpa tes, tanpa batasan umur, dan sesuai dengan latar belakang pendidikan mereka. “Bisa anaknya, bisa istrinya, atau juga saudara,” ungkap Juru bicara PT KAI Daerah Operasi VI kala itu, Agus Komarudin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMau Jadi Masinis PT KAI, Baca Dulu Beberapa Persyaratannya!15/11/2017In “Darat”Vanithashree, Kisah Masinis Wanita Sukses dari Mangaluru10/03/2018In “Darat”Tak Bisa Berhenti Seketika, Ternyata Sistem Pengereman Kereta Dipengaruhi Banyak Faktor06/06/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

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Garcia-Salas Gives UWF Walkoff Win in NCAA Tournament

first_imgThe goal could be seen as a bit of redemption for Garcia-Salas, who took a penalty kick in the second half with the score at 2-2 in the 62nd minute that was saved by a diving Thornton. vs. Mississippi College 11/12/2017 – 1:00 pm Preview Watch Live Next Game: Early on, momentum seemed heavily in favor of North Alabama. The Lions had a 2-0 lead after 38 minutes of play, with Kylie Huey scoring her 16th and 17th goals of the season in the first half. UNA even outshot the Argonauts in those first 45 minutes, 6-4. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version It was all UWF in the second half, as Grace Busby scored off a pass from Thompson just a minute-and-a-half into the half and Jessica Quixley evened the score with a goal in the 54th minute. The goal was Quixley’s eighth of the year, tying her with Leonie Kreil and Deneisha Blackwood for the team high, and Thompson now leads the Gulf South Conference with 10 assists on the season. Her goal followed a free kick from Shantell Thompson in the 107th minute of action. Thompson’s kick one-hopped North Alabama keeper Shelby Thornton, who made five saves on the day including an incredible diving effort on a shot from Thompson as time expired in the second half. This time, however, Thornton had trouble hanging on to the hop, and Garcia-Salas was in perfect position to clean up the effort and find the lower left corner of the net to advance UWF farther into the NCAA Tournament. Live Stats The Argonauts will now face 1-seed Mississippi College on Sunday in the Second Round. The win gave UWF its second win over North Alabama this year, after defeating the Lions 5-1 at home on October 15 – a match where Garcia-Salas added an assist on the final goal of the contest. UWF will face No. 1 seed Mississippi College in Florence, Alabama, on Sunday at 1 pm. FLORENCE, Ala. – Isabella Garcia-Salas pushed the University of West Florida women’s soccer team to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon, with the game-winning goal in a 3-2, double overtime victory over North Alabama in the tournament’s opening round. The goal was the fifth of the season for the sophomore, her team-high third game-winner and her second goal in the last three matches. After outshooting UNA 9-4 in the second half, West Florida finished the match with a 16-12 shot advantage, marking the 20th time in 21 contests this season. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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Racers Improve to .500 with 3-2 Win over Bandits

first_imgBy Catrina OlsenThe Akron Racers put up a 3-2 win at Firestone against the Chicago Bandits Tuesday night, improving their record to 8-8 on the season thus far. The Racers are also 4-1 when playing at home this season.After a quick first inning, the Racers were able to hop of the scoreboard in the bottom of the second. Akron scored two runs, as Jenifer Gilbert walked, Kelley Montalvo singled and Nicole Schroeder plated a two-run double to give the Racers the early lead.“I was just trying to get a hit to help.” Shroeder said.In the top of the fourth inning, the Bandits were able to match the two runs. Natalie Hernandez started off with a solo home run over the fence. Stacy May reached first with a walk and she later scored by a single from Abby Ramirez.Neither team was able to put up another run until the bottom of the fifth, when A.J Andrews was driven in off of a triple by Shellie Robinson.“Shellie came through on a pitch she has been struggling with a little bit,” Charlotte Morgan, the Racers Field Manager said.Starting pitcher Rachele Fico made her debut on the mound for the Akron Racers.“I’ve been wanting to get her a start just when I kind of feel like its time…so I thought it would be a good time,” Morgan said.  She pitched four innings allowing only two runs to score. As a pitcher, once a team timed up a pitcher, it was time for a change. Alexis Silkwood was the perfect offset. With Fico being a right-handed pitcher, Morgan thought bringing in a left-handed pitcher would do just the trick, and that it did in the fifth inning. Silkwood did her job, she allowed the defense to make the plays while she pitched her game. “I can go out there and get ground ball outs” stated Alexis Silkwood after the game.  Fico pitched four innings with two runs allowed and a strike out. Silkwood pitched three shutout innings in relief to finish out the 3-2 victory.“It’s a fun game, I mean we’re playing softball, how much better can you get?” asked Silkwood.Akron will face off against the Bandits (11-10) again Wednesday at Firestone Stadium, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. For information or to order tickets, contact the Racers ticket office at 330-376-8188. NEOSI Staff Related Topicslast_img read more

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Eight Bristol Ladies Players Named In England Squad For Six Nations Opener

first_imgEngland Women head coach Simon Middleton has named his matchday squad for their opening game of the 2017 Six Nations against France.The Red Roses get their championship underway immediately after the men at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, February 4th, kicking off at 7.35pm live on Sky Sports Mix.Bristol Ladies Sarah Hunter, who was named World Rugby Player of the Year just a few months, will captain the side and be joined by fellow Bristol teammates Izzy Noel Smith and Marlie Packer in the back-row.Bristol’s Amy Wilson Hardy and Danielle Waterman return to 15s after a stint in sevens, including representing Team GB in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Bristol centre Amber Reed makes the starting line up having missed the Old Mutual Wealth Series through injury while Poppy Cleall and Sarah Bern add Bristol blood to the forward pack. Head Coach Simon Middleton said: “With 994 international caps between them, this is a strong England squad with a wealth of experience.“Preparation has been good, having had 10 days training as a group already. We feel ready to take on France, a side we know well. The Six Nations is an exciting and competitive tournament and we look forward to getting the campaign underway in front of a home crowd at Twickenham.”The two sides have faced each other twice since last year’s Six Nations, which was won by France following a championship decider between the two sides in Vannes.A last-gasp try in the Women’s Rugby Super Series allowed England to exact revenge on their Six Nations loss in Salt Lake City last summer, running out 17-13 winners before following up with a 10-5 victory at the Twickenham Stoop in the opening game of the Old Mutual Wealth Series in November.Entrance to England Women v France at Twickenham on Saturday is FREE following the conclusion of the men’s game.Follow @Bristol_L_Rugby to keep up-to-date on all the action.  Bristol Ladies Media – sponsored by Wring Group.last_img read more

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Oliver eyes DMP test

first_img The Bears make just one change to the pack for this week’s fixture with DMP as Marlo Boyd comes in to start in place of Daisie Mayes, as well as Merryn Doidge making her first TP15s start of the season at full-back.“Daisie has had a lot of game time so far this year and has been excellent for us, so it’s more of a rotational move. Ebony is starting at blindside and it’s her time to step up with her defensive work rate and ability with the ball in hand.”Marlo also comes in to the pack. She’s a great athlete and works tirelessly all game, so it’s an exciting opportunity for her to test herself again at the top level.“It great to have Merryn back in the squad. She’s been dealing with a couple of knocks at the start of the season and she got through sixty minutes with the Development side last year, so we feel she’s ready to come back in to the thick of the action.“She demonstrated just how dangerous she can be last year, not only with the ball in hand but also her work in defence is fantastic so it’s a boost to her back for a big away trip.” The Bears travel to Darlington on Friday evening ahead of Saturday’s game and Oliver insists her side have put last week’s performance behind them as they look to bounce back this weekend.“It was a disappointing result at the weekend, we put ourselves in some good positions and has opportunities, but we just weren’t clinical enough. We’ve worked on that in training and we’ve had a really positive week all round heading in to DMP.“We spoke at length about the first ten minutes of the game, this week we’ve stripped it down to the first ten seconds. What can we do from the first whistle, whether it be a big tackle or a strong carry, we’ve got to make it count and get going early on.“It’s always a difficult trip to DMP, previously we haven’t performed well up there. Last year we lost and we’ve decided that we have to do it a little differently this year, so we’re travelling up the night before which should make things a lot easier for the group and help them settle.“It gives us a good morning’s preparation, which almost mirrors what we have for a home game so that’ll be good for the group and their preparations.“DMP have shown great improvement since last season, we’re expecting a tough game but if we can be more clinical and get going in the early stages then it makes getting a positive result more achievable. Merryn Doidge starts for the first time this campaign (via JMPUK).last_img read more

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Three-on-three basketball tourney set for Saturday

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Wynn is a small and close-knit community. When the community has a need, they pull together. The need this time is for school athletic uniforms for the boys’ basketball team. Over the past three years, the school has taken turns in getting the teams new up to date uniforms.A three-on-three basketball tournament will be held on this Sat., Sept. 28, at the old LaFollette Recreation Center (under the library).The school is asking for community athletes to join in the tournament. Registration for the tournament will begin at 9 am and end around 9:45 -10 am. The cost to participate is $40 per team, donations will also be accepted. For more information call 423.494-0120.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/24/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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‘Documents already being written’ – As Everton close in on completing…

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond BoutiqueUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo Mundo Deportivo reported Manchester United made an offer for the player on Sunday, at an amount that was close to the bid Everton had already put in.It looked like Barcelona were telling their local media about the offer, whether true or not, to put pressure on other interested clubs are push the price closer to the €40m they’re chancing for.Now the other Barca leaning newspaper, Sport, has very similar claims, which would back that theory up.Sport explain: ‘The footballer and his agents had reached a total agreement with Everton and the documents were already being written, but Manchester United has improved the economic offer to Barca, not the defender, and we will have to see how this whole film ends. Everton offers €32m fixed without variables to the club blaugrana and United would have put on the table some million more.’Mina had expected to close his transfer to Everton today or tomorrow, report Sport. He’d reached an agreement with the Merseyside club, and as far as the Catalan newspaper has it, Everton have offered the player a great financial deal.Barcelona are continually pushing for more money, but Sport reports those close to Mina have made it clear the Colombian international will go for the transfer that he wants, rather than trying to please his current club.Lyon, the other club in the Mina-Everton-United saga, don’t even get a mention. Earlier this evening we covered the latest from Barcelona on Yerry Mina’s situation.last_img read more

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Manchester United in race to sign two players: One at around…

first_imgSince Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left Manchester United, the Red Devils have been linked to a huge number of central defenders year after year, regardless of how many of them have been signed by the club since then. There are currently over a dozen defenders out there who have recently been linked to the club, and that’s why when analysing Juventus’ situation with the position today, newspaper Tuttosport claims that José Mourinho’s side could be involved in multiple possibilities.The thing is: Juventus are possibly selling Medhi Benatia soon, as he’s currently unhappy with his situation in the squad. To replace him, the Old Lady are thinking of Matthijs de Ligt, from Ajax. And guess what? Manchester United would be interested in both of them.Tuttosport writes that the Red Devils, along with Barcelona, are in need of an experienced defender, and that’s why they could end up taking Benatia on a cheap deal in January.TMW earlier reported the price for Benatia starts at €15m.De Ligt’s case is more complex, as he would cost over €40m when leaving the Dutch side next summer. Still, Tuttosport says that both Manchester United and Barça could provide competition to Juventus in this case.With so many names linked every week, it’s hard to think of the case that makes more sense. Maybe both would do, in case José Mourinho is really interested.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

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The Red Devils came out against Crystal Palace – Football World…

first_imgThe team of Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in a clash in the 36th round of the English Premier League. At the end of the first half, Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the Red Devils, and in the 78th minute Anthony Marcial doubled.The first good opportunity came in the second minute and was for Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha dealt with the opponent and fired a cannon shot from the edge of the penalty area. However, David de Gea managed the experience.A calm 30 minutes followed, in which neither team managed to create something dangerous in front of the opponent’s goal.In the added time of the first half, however, as if out of nowhere, Marcus Rashford brought the “red devils” forward. The Englishman attacked the bounced ball in the penalty area and with a wonderful shot in the lower right corner of the door overcame Guaita.Shortly before the final referee signal for the first 45 minutes, Luka Milivojevic was close to equalizing, but De Gea was again unmistakable.Getty ImagesTen minutes after the game resumed, Jordan Ayu caught a great pass from Wilfried Zaha and sent the ball into De Gea’s net. However, the hit was canceled after an inspection with VAR, which found that Ayu was in an ambush position.In the 78th minute, Rashford showed a great view of the game, finding Anthony Martial in the penalty area with a bold pass, and the shot from the movement of the Frenchman was so precise that he landed right in the lower right corner of the door.At the end of the match, Zaha tried his chance again, but his shot on the grass was deflected by De Gea.So United equalized with Leicester in points – 62, but the “red devils” remain in fifth place due to a worse goal difference. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, remained 14th with 42 points. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Wales led our group in the League of Nations VIDEO

first_imgWales won 1-0 away to Finland and topped Group 4 of League B in the League of Nations tournament. In the other match of this group Bulgaria and Eire finished 1: 1 in Sofia.In the 4th minute Kiefer Moore managed to overcome the goalkeeper Lukasz Hradecki. The ball landed in the net, but the goal was disallowed due to an ambush. By the end of the first half, both teams had their chances, but no goal was scored.At the break, the guest star Gareth Bale was replaced, and the match continued to be equal and there was no way in which either team could win. Ten minutes before the end of regular time, Kiefer Moore (80) scored the winning goal.With the three points won, Wales topped the standings in our group, and on Sunday, September 6, Bulgaria visited the “dragons” in Cardiff.At the same time, two more League B matches were played. Russia won 3: 1 against Serbia, and Hungary achieved minimal success with 1: 0 on their visit to Turkey.last_img read more

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Marcel Desailly eyes Black Stars coach vacancy

first_imgWorld Cup winner Marcel Desailly has expressed his sadness that his friend Claude Le Roy is vacating the Black Stars job. Desailly has just returned to the French town of Aix after spending some time here in London but confirmed that he will be going to Ghana to live with his family in the next few months.The 40 year old Desailly believes Le Roy was doing a good job and was surprised to hear that he was leaving Ghana. In wishing Le Roy the very best, Desailly also expressed his apprecaition that he is being mentioned as a possible replacement for the veteran French man. ”I am happy to learn that fans and media are thinking about me in this way. It means they must trust my football experience”The former Olympique Marseille, AC Milan and Chelsea star is not ready to commit himself for obvious reasons and refused to be drawn on whether or not he would accept an offer from the GFA.”I am coming to Ghana soon to be close to my charity (UNICEF) and to look after my family. You can understand that I will respect any invitation to discuss from the Ghana Federation and football people so for now officially nobody has contacted me”So whilst Desailly has made his position somewhat clearer what about Le Roy?The Frenchman is at pains to state exactly why he decided not to accept his contract extension by the GFA.When asked by BBC Sport for his reasons he simply replied: “That’s my problem.”“It wasn’t a problem of the terms of the new contract. I was very proud that they wanted to keep me,” he added.Le Roy’s decision seems reasonable enough at a glance but there is every indication that the offer made by the GFA fell way below the 60-year-old Frenchman’s expectations. He would have made things crystal clear simply by admitting that the money offered by the GFA was not good enough. “I will see all the proposals that I receive and then I’ll choose; it can be a club in Europe, it can be a national team in Asia, a national team in Africa, a club in Europe – maybe even in England,” he explained to the BBC.To be fair, the Frenchman has been powerless to stop the break up of what he described as ”a very good technical team” Last week, Renard Herve, a member of the Stars technical team resigned his post to take up a coaching job with Zambia. Before him, long term Black Stars assistant Sellas Tetteh was given another coaching role with the junior team.And have you noticed a strange silence from the rank and file of Ghana’s faithful local coaches? There is a view that local coaches are not united enough to fight their cause.Would anybody dare suggest that they are not good enough? What about the lack of respect syndrome that our professional players seem to have towards local coaches…….fact or myth?This is how I see it. There is little doubt that money is both the primary method of control used by the GFA over coaches, as well as player attitudes towards Ghanaian coaches. It may sound absurd but believe me it is true.So when Mr. Mourinho, Mr.Wenger or Mr.Desailly decides to drop, sack or discipline a player he will not be worried that he is getting the same or less cash than his player. In football where 25% of the game is psyche it matters and moreso, in Africa where we seem to lack a basic love for our dear selves!Authored by: Yaw Ampofo-Ankrahlast_img read more

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Bill would require run-off elections after indecisive primaries

first_imgThe Iowa Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would require run-off elections in August when a candidate fails to win 35 percent of the votes in a primary election in June.Under current state law, a political party stages a convention to select a nominee if none of the candidates in a primary clear 35 percent. Senator Tod Bowman, a Democrat from Maqueketa who is a high school government teacher, said the system is hard to explain to his students.“Remedy this little select group of coming and maybe selecting ‘their horse’ rather than what the people want,” Bowman said.Back in 2014, State Senator Brad of Urbandale finished first in a Republican primary for a seat in congress, but since he won just 25 percent support, a nominating convention was held — and the 1,300 GOP convention delegates picked someone else.“You know I have people that come to me on a daily basis that tell me: ‘Zaun, you got the short end of the stick,’”: Zaun said. “…We don’t want this to happen again. This lets the will of the people speak.”Zaun is the lead sponsor of the bill.“I don’t want the message to be that Brad Zaun is a sore loser because that is not the case because the good Lord had a different plan for me and that’s to be in the Iowa Senate and certainly I’m very happy I’m here,” Zaun said today. “I’m very happy I’m not in Washington, D.C.”Senator Tony Bisignano, a Democrat from Des Moines, says Zaun’s second place finish at that 2014 nominating convention did not reflect the “will of the people.”“What happened epitomizes why people distrust politics and it makes them very cynical because you could watch it online, what was happening and all of the cajoling and so forth and the number five place jumps into the number one place,” Bisignano said.That person is now Congressman David Young. Senator Herman Quirmbach, a Democrat from Ames, notes Republican Steve King also got his first nomination to congress back in 2002 from a convention, too.“So clearly the current system is broken and anything that prevent that kind of disaster from happening again is a welcome development,” Quirmbach said.If Zaun’s bill becomes law, the required run-off elections after indecisive primaries would be held in races for county, state and federal offices.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Backup Andre Lewis gives Utes another receiving option

first_img Utah football: Troy McCormick adds depth to the Utes’ backfield with his speed Related I’m building trust with the quarterbacks and have got to keep making plays. Every chance I get, I need to make that play, whether it’s down the field or across the middle. – Andre LewisSALT LAKE CITY — With the likes of Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott grabbing the headlines, Utah receiver Andre Lewis doesn’t get much attention.But the senior wide receiver gives the Utes another good option in their deep receiving corps.Lewis is listed as Anderson’s backup at the X-receiver position. He’s one of several receivers — along with newcomer Tim Patrick, JC transfer Kaelin Clay, sophomores Delshawn McClellon and Dominique Hatfield, and freshman Kenric Young — who will all be counted on to catch passes for the Utes this year.“That group has had a complete makeover since spring,’’ said coach Kyle Whittingham. “Andre, he’s working hard and had some days where he’s really shone.’’Lewis made a tough catch over a defender for a touchdown in a recent practice and also caught a TD pass from starting quarterback Travis Wilson in the Utes’ last scrimmage.“I’m building trust with the quarterbacks and have got to keep making plays,’’ Lewis said. “Every chance I get, I need to make that play, whether it’s down the field or across the middle.’’At 6 foot 3, 208 pounds, Lewis is one of Utah’s tallest receivers. He says his physicality, good hands and leaping ability make him a solid target, especially in the red zone.Lewis is the younger brother of Steve Johnson, who caught more than 300 passes for the Buffalo Bills over the past six seasons before being traded to San Francisco in the offseason. Even though he didn’t play much for the Utes as a junior, Lewis hopes to take a similar path as his brother — as a late bloomer.“Looking at my brother’s story … he went through junior college and played at Kentucky, didn’t play much his junior year, and his senior year he didn’t get a lot of playing time, but still got it done,’’ he said. “Then he was like the last player picked in the draft and got a chance to be a great NFL player. I just hope I get a chance to follow in his footsteps.’’A BROTHERHOOD: Defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki said he’s got a good group of guys on this year’s squad.“I don’t have any guys that are selfish. They are guys that understand that we’re going to do what’s best for the team,” he said. “The best guys are going to play. Outside of that, I’m not going to hate or love you because of the way you play. Everybody is going to love each other because we’re a tight group.“You’re a human being and that’s the way it’s got to be,” Tuiaki continued. “But on the football field, it’s business and we’re competing and after that we’re all brothers.”SALT SHAKER: Senior Junior Salt is a team leader for a variety of reasons. Whittingham said the starting left guard is a high-character guy with a great work ethic and maturity. The 26-year-old, he added, carries himself well.“He’s just a great kid,” Whittingham said. “He’s just the type of guy that you love to have in the program that does everything right, on and off the field.”Whittingham noted that everybody has a great deal of respect for Salt and that’s why he was elected a captain during the offseason.“We just expect our leaders to set the bar and then expect everyone else to live up to that level that they set. That’s the function of a leader — to set the bar and make sure that you can rally the troops to get everyone to rise to that level,” Whittingham said. “There’s nothing really unique or different that we tell Junior that we don’t tell all our leaders. That’s what is expected out of all of them. We will vote for captains and announce them Saturday and I full expect him to be elected again.”EXTRA POINTS: Whittingham said that there may be a little bit of live work with the twos on Thursday, but the ones are done with full contact until the season opener on Aug. 28 against Idaho State. … No definitive decisions on redshirts will be made until the fourth week of the season. Whittingham estimates that the Utes may end up with a dozen redshirts, but that is to be determined. … The annual fan fest is set for Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. … The “Training Camp Olympics” continued with a basketball hoop on the south end zone. Marcus Williams edged Kenneth Scott in a game of “lightning” redubbed “The NBA 2K14 Challenge.”Email: sor@desnews.com, dirk@desnews.comcenter_img Utah camp report: Aug. 20last_img read more

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique celebrates Sporting’s survival

first_img Barça manager Luis Enrique was quick to post his thoughts on what had happened via his Twitter account.  Luis Enrique has celebrated Sporting Gijon’s survival by posing in their home shirt on social media. CEST Alongside the photo, he wrote: “What a great round of games! Sporting Gijon! Congratulations [Sporting manager] Pitu.”  Therefore, Getafe joined Rayo Vallecano and Levante in Spain’s second division next season.  15/05/2016 Upd. at 22:13 center_img The Barcelona boss took place in his side’s open-top bus tour on Sunday, but he also had one eye on his home town and former club’s survival bid.  Sport EN Sporting stayed up thanks to their 2-0 win over Villarreal due to the fact Real Betis did them a favour by beating Getafe.  He also spent last season’s treble open-top bus tour keeping an eye on Sporting, as they secured promotion to La Liga on the final day of the Segunda season.  It seems they have plenty of luck when one of their most famous fans is celebrating Barcelona’s titles…last_img read more

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Photos – The Julia Dujmovits Story

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Women’s football in Afghanistan takes a tumble, issues chained to other sports as well

first_imgAdvertisement 2499NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsyi1k3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 259rtWould you ever consider trying this?😱eozCan your students do this? 🌚w65Roller skating! Powered by Firework Women’s football in Afghanistan officially started not more than 4 years ago, and their national team was a symbol of a new liberal Afghan. However, issues of sexual abuse amongst others have marred this new symbolic team and the same issue looms over the heads of athletes in various other sports teams of the country.Advertisement Reports show a top Afghani sports official admitting to the fact that the women in the football team have been subjected to sexual abuse and that, its not just football. Following the surfacing of the report, Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday called for an investigation into the claims, calling the allegations “shocking” and vowing to act immediately.The scandal has exploded in the last few days. On Friday, football’s governing body FIFA said it was investigating claims made by women in the national football squad. The Afghan Attorney General’s Office then announced its own investigation too.Advertisement “It is shocking to all Afghans. Any kind of misconduct against athletes, male and female, is not acceptable,” Ghani said after a meeting with the country’s attorney general. “I asked the attorney general to conduct a thorough investigation compliant with our legal codes into the issue. Even if mere allegations cause our people to stop sending their sons and daughters to sports, we need to act immediately and comprehensively,” he added.Hummel, a Danish sportswear company, has pulled sponsorship of the Afghan Football Federation (AFF), which is at the heart of the allegations.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more