KPK detains Humpuss Transportasi Kimia president director in bribery case

first_imgThe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has detained Taufik Agustono, president director of private transportation company PT Humpuss Transportasi Kimia (HTK), in a bribery case.The case, which concerns the shipping industry, has also implicated former Golkar Party lawmaker Bowo Sidik Pangarso.The antigraft agency named Taufik a suspect in October 2019 for his alleged involvement in bribing Bowo, who had a role in helping close a business deal between HTK and PT Pupuk Indonesia Logistik (PILOG), a subsidiary of state-owned fertilizer enterprise Pupuk Indonesia Holding Company (PHIC). “[Taufik] was declared a suspect following an arrest on March 28, 2019, involving Bowo as a [bribe] recipient,” KPK commissioner Lili Pintauli Siregar said on Friday in a press conference.She went on to say that the former lawmaker received several payments from HTK between November 2018 and March 2019, amounting to US$88,733 and Rp 89.4 million ($6,284).The antigraft agency accused the suspect of violating Article 5 or 13 of the 2001 Corruption Law.Lili said that Taufik would be detained for 20 days from June 26 to July 15 at the KPK detention facility for further questioning. “There will be an isolation period of 14 days as a part of our protocol to prevent COVID-19 transmission,” she added. The Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced Bowo to five years’ imprisonment, in addition to requiring him to pay a fine of Rp 250 million in December for accepting the bribe. The sentence, however, was lighter than the prosecutors’ demand of seven years in prison and a Rp 300 million fine.The court also found the former lawmaker guilty of having accepted Rp 300 million from president director of private sea-transportation supplier PT Ardila Insan Sejahtera (AIS) Lamidi Jimat.Separately, the court has also sentenced Asty Winasty — former HTK marketing general manager who handed out the bribe from the company — to 18 months’ imprisonment and a Rp 50 million fine.Meanwhile, M. Indung Andriani, who allegedly received the bribe on behalf of Bowo, was sentenced to two years in prison and a Rp 50 million fine.Topics :last_img read more

USACE to Complete Princeville Flood Works

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced additional work that it plans to accomplish with supplemental Construction account funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019.Among other things, Public Law 116-20 provided $3.258 billion in five appropriations accounts: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries; Operation and Maintenance; and Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies.USACE will use an estimated $39.6 million provided in the Construction account to complete construction of the Princeville, North Carolina, flood and storm damage reduction project.On Sept. 26, 2019, the Corps announced the allocation of $2.483 billion in the Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries accounts to repair damages to projects resulting from natural disasters and perform emergency dredging of shoaled material deposited at Corps navigation projects by natural disasters.According to Mr. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Work, the supplemental funding allocated to the Princeville, North Carolina, project will help to reduce flood risks to this community from storms in the future.last_img read more

Video disruptor WSC Sports secures $23m funding round

first_img GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Optimove expands real-time dynamics to help betting meet new marketing demands August 27, 2019 Daniel Shichman – WSC SportsIsrael based WSC Sports an enterprise seeking to dominate sports video content and distribution through the development of its AI-powered platform, has announced that it has secured $23 million (€20 million) in Series C funding.The WSC Sports platform is able to analyse live match broadcasts, identifying event highlights that can be quickly customized into short-form video-clips enabling the fastest distribution by partners and publishers.The Video platform’s benefits include significantly reducing video production times for marketing teams, in addition to improving all-around distribution networks.The ‘sports-tech‘ start-up is founded by the enterprise team of Daniel Shichman (CEO), Aviv Arnon (VP Business Development), Shmulik Yoffe (CTO) and Hy Gal (COO).“I am thrilled that such strategic investors have joined WSC Sports and am incredibly appreciative that our existing investors believe in the company and continue to support us. I am proud of what we have built so far with our amazing team and unique culture, and confident this new round of funding will help us to continue to grow and impact the way sports media rights owners provide the best experience to their fans” said Daniel Shichman, CEO and Co-Founder, WSC Sports.The Series C funding round was led by Israeli financier and shipping magnate Eyal Ofer’s OG Tech Partners fund which services a client portfolio which includes the Bundesliga, NBA, PGA Tour and Cricket Australia.Eyal Ofer – Ofer GlobalAs part of the of the investment, OG Tech’s managing director, Roy Oron, will join the company’s board of directors.Backing WSC Sports, Eyal Ofer, Chairman of Ofer Global, said: “We are proud to be a part of WSC Sports’ journey as it leads the way in revolutionizing the way in which people consume sports around the world. O.G. Tech’s lead role is consistent with our strategic ambition of focusing on unique growth opportunities led by exceptional founders. We are delighted that this funding will help the company with its global expansion across new sports, products and countries.” Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement January 3, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

WATCH: Blues’ Robert Bortuzzo, Zach Sanford fight at practice

first_imgThe turmoil in St. Louis continues. Following a 6-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, frustration carried into Blues practice on Monday as defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and forward Zach Sanford dropped the gloves.  MORE: Canucks’ Elias Pettersson’s dynamic rookie season continues with another NHL awardAs for the players involved, Bortuzzo has one goal and two points along with a -5 plus/minus in 10 games this season. Sanford has played a bit better as he has four goals and nine points with +2 plus/minus in 23 games this season.Can the fight get St. Louis out of its funk? The Blues host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday and play two more games on their homestand before hitting the road. Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford dropped the gloves at #STLBlues practice today.(via @Avery_188)— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) December 10, 2018What caused the fight is unclear, but the St. Louis’ performance this season certainly can’t help to ease tension.The Blues have the third-lowest point total in the league with 24 points, which is just one point more than the last-place Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks. Since Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo on Nov. 19, the Blues are 3-5-1 with a minus-14 goal differential during that span. last_img read more

Clippers missed Paul on both ends of court against Rockets

first_imgHowever, Griffin – speaking postgame – in a roundabout way intimated Paul was sorely missed when asked about the team’s lack of offensive and defensive execution. Keep in mind Paul – besides a career assist average of 9.9 – is a terrific defender. “I thought in the third quarter we were just bland and didn’t get good shots,” Griffin said. “Defensively, we gave up some easy buckets, especially down the stretch in the third and late in the fourth.“We were just a little bit sloppy, but we fought back in it and the big thing is that we can’t put ourselves in that position, so I think we’ll be better for the next game.”That would be Monday night against Memphis at Staples Center, although Paul is listed as doubtful. Pablo Prigioni backed up Rivers and went 0 for 5 from the field with two assists.Rockets guard James Harden led everyone with 46 points. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (4-2) have lost two consecutive games.Should have been goaltendingThe Clippers claimed Rockets center Dwight Howard should have been called for goaltending on a shot by Griffin with 18.8 seconds left that would have tied the game. The NBA – in its L2m (Last 2 Minutes) report – agreed, writing in part, “Howard (HOU) makes contact with the ball while part of it is still in the cylinder above the basket ring.”A non-call on goaltending cannot be reviewed.Scouting the GrizzliesMemphis started 2-1, but comes in having lost three of its past four. One of those setbacks was by 50 points (119-69) at Golden State on Nov. 2. Two days later, the Clippers went to Golden State and lost by just four (112-108).The Clippers’ Twitter account put out the final score, with the hashtag, “#didntloseby50.”That brought a roar from Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee.“It’s childish,” he told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “We took our ‘L’ and we kept it moving, right? We lost by 50. We didn’t cry over it, and went on to the next one. Apparently, they’re holding on to it. That’s what they got to do to overshadow their loss.“Last time I heard, a loss is a loss. But that’s what they do over there.”center_img Clippers guard Austin Rivers is a solid reserve with plenty of heart. But he’s no Chris Paul, so it wasn’t all that surprising that the Clippers were defeated 109-105 by the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Staples Center.Rivers started in place of Paul, who sat out with a groin strain. Rivers scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting – 1 of 5 from 3-point range – in 31 minutes. He only had one turnover, but he also only had one assist.Under the circumstances, teammate Blake Griffin thought Rivers did just fine.“We had some scoreless possessions that piled up late in the game which really cost us,” Griffin said. “Chris is very good at managing games and knowing the right plays to call. I think Austin did a good job tonight running the offense for us. So we obviously missed Chris, but I think we did a pretty good job of stepping up in his absence.”last_img read more