Bureaucratic power hinders civil servants from staying neutral in elections: Bawaslu

first_imgCivil servants (ASN) are often put in unfavorable situations that may cost them while staying neutral during elections, reveals Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) head Abhan. “Civil servants are sometimes forced to take sides by intimidation or threats from powerful bureaucrats who are not neutral within the electoral political dynamics,” Abhan said as quoted by tribunnews.com on Thursday.He added that civil servants who insisted on preserving their neutral stance would be seen as committing insubordination, which could endanger their position.Read also: Vote buying threatens to undermine year-end elections: KPKHowever, there were also civil servants who engaged in practical politics, such as joining rallies by certain candidates in hopes they will receive a promotion or other benefits in exchange, he conceded.Therefore, Abhan hoped that civil servants could preserve their neutrality through a joint regulation (SKB) on the 2020 simultaneous regional elections. “Hopefully, this won’t be an issue in this year’s election,” Abhan said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Syracuse crushes Penn State, 11-1, in 5 innings

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 16, 2019 at 5:40 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman On Friday, Syracuse led Penn State by one run entering the top of the sixth inning, 1-0. At the end of the seventh, SU had lost, 3-2.In the rematch between the two teams the next day, the Orange saw a similar situation in the fourth inning, leading 2-1. When senior Alicia Hansen walked up to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth, she made sure to avoid the same fate.  Hansen crushed a pitch to left center field, tripling and bringing home all three runners. On the very next at bat, Penn State junior Hannah Shields threw a sliding pitch underneath her catcher. Hansen, already off the third base bag, dashed towards home plate. Before PSU sophomore catcher Haley Vallejos could even toss the ball to Shields, Hansen had scored.That was the impetus for a nine run fourth-inning. Syracuse (2-5) cruised to a 11-1 win over Penn State (3-5) in only five innings. Less than 24 hours after dropping their two opening games in the ACC Big 10 challenge, the Orange totaled nine hits and only struck out four times. After Hansen’s triple and ensuing score, the Orange loaded the bases once again with only one out. Junior Toni Martin walked and SU had scored its fifth run of the inning. Two errors and a sacrifice bunt later, SU had an 11-1 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Sophie Dandola, who allowed three runs in the sixth and seventh inning Friday, also redeemed herself against the Nittany Lions. Through five innings of work, she allowed only seven hits while striking out three.  The Orange don’t have much time to celebrate their second win of the season. SU will play its final game of the ACC-Big Ten challenge against Indiana tomorrow at 10 a.m. center_img Commentslast_img read more

Gregg Popovich moves into fourth on all-time NBA coaching wins list

first_imgGregg Popovich has added another historic milestone to his already impressive resume.With Tuesday’s 111-86 win over the Suns in San Antonio, the Spurs coach moved past Pat Riley and into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time wins list. Popovich now has 1,211 victories in his 23-year coaching stint with the Spurs. He trails only Jerry Sloan (1,221 wins), Lenny Wilkens (1,332) and Don Nelson (1,335). With tonight’s victory, Coach Popovich moves into fourth place for all-time wins in NBA history.#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Xq9rNpOJqX— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) December 12, 2018Congrats to @spurs Coach Gregg Popovich for moving up to 4th on the ALL-TIME WINS list! #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/oJpODG6wW0— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2018While Popovich was his usual modest self, third-year guard Bryn Forbes, who led the Spurs with a season-high 24 points and career-best 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, spoke highly of his coach after the game.”I’m just blessed to be able to learn from one of the greatest ever, if not the greatest ever,” Forbes told reporters. “There’s not a lot of people that can say they’ve done that. Just to be a part of it is huge.”The Spurs (14-14) will look to extend their three-game winning streak when they host the Clippers (17-10) at 8:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Andorra – B&H 0: 3: Džeko hit a Hat-trick, three Assists of Lulić for three important Points

first_img(Source:klix.ba) Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team won against Andorra last night, with a score 3: 0.Edin Džeko scored all three goals, and Senad Lulić provided all three assists. Dragons finally got their UEFA EURO 2016 target completed after the fifth attempt.It will stay registered that the new coach, Mehmed Baždarević, debut victory on the bench of national team.Otherwise, the hosts started the game cautiously, but extremely aggressive. Dragons have been imposed, tended to score at an early stage of the match.The initiative paid off in the 13th minute when Dragons break through host’s defense. Lulić perfectly laid off a lofted ball to the captain, and Džeko crashed in a powerful low shot for the lead of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hosts goalkeeper Ferran Pol was powerless.There were no good opportunities in the next 10 minutes. After 24 minutes, Edin Višća has tried his own shot, but it was off the target. The hosts spent a game in a difficult defense.Dragons performed another action after 32 minutes. Višća and Mujdža combined, and Mujdža assisted for Ibišević who missed the goal. Score remained the same.In 61 minute, the match clock showed 0: 3. Again the main roles were played by Senad Lulić as an assistant and Edin Džeko as implementer. It should be noted that the defense of Andorra seemed insecure, and BH duo used it well.last_img read more