NU family, national figures bid last goodbye to prominent Muslim cleric Gus Sholah

first_imgThousands of Pesantren Tebuireng santri (Islamic boarding school students) and national figures have bid farewell to prominent cleric Salahuddin “Gus Sholah” Wahid, the younger brother of former President Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid, in a funeral within the school compound in Jombang, East Java.Gus Sholah was a renowned Muslim figure and luminary of the country’s largest Islamic group, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). He passed away on Sunday evening at 77 years old.He was the director of the pesantren (Islamic boarding school) until his death. National figures among the funeral attendees included Defense Minister Mahfud MD, East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, East Java Deputy Governor Emil E. Dardak, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, former religious affairs minister Luqman Saifuddin and former education and culture minister M. Nuh.Khofifah said she personally had received a request from the late cleric to maintain building up the inclusiveness of Indonesian santri.”According to the late [Gus Sholah], the clerics are the guardians of the NU,” she said.Meanwhile, minister Mahmud said, “Indonesia has lost one of its best figures in keeping the country [peaceful].”Islamic group Muhammadiyah chairman Haedar Nashir viewed Gus Sholah as a role model.“He was among the key figures in developing moderate Islam in Indonesia. He took the role of a friend, brother and father figure. I feel a big loss, because he was so humble and calm, and could nurture us, the young clerics,” he said. Topics : The cleric’s remains were brought from Jakarta to the school at 12:25 p.m. on Monday.People pay last respect to prominent Muslim cleric Salahuddin (JP/Asip Hasani)A large number of mourners took part in a prayer for the late cleric in a mosque within the compound prior to the funeral ceremony, which was held at 2:30 p.m. under cloudy weather.Gus Dur’s daughters Alissa and Inayah Wahid were among the attendees, along with NU-related figures such as Muhaimin Iskandar, chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) – regarded as the unofficial political wing of the NU – as well as the Islamic group’s leading cleric, Mustofa “Gus Mus” Bisri.last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer almost embarrassed to hear Old Trafford applaud Manchester United players

first_imgAdvertisement Solskjaer believes players need to look at themselves after a difficult campaign (Picture: Getty)That form wrecked United’s hopes of snatching a place in next season’s Champions League, with Chelsea and Tottenham securing qualification spots ahead of the Red Devils and Arsenal.United finished as close to relegation as to league winners Manchester City, with a massive 32 points separating the Red Devils and their local rivals.Solskjaer faces a huge task this summer to turn United around and has demanded a £200million-plus spending spree, as well as ordering the sales of several first-team regulars.Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia played their final game for United against Cardiff, while Solskjaer attempted to bed in talent from the youth academy by handing forward Mason Greenwood his first start in the league.MORE: Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez apologises to fans after pathetic season Comment Solskjaer was massively disappointed with another dismal result (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted it was ‘near-embarrassing’ to see Manchester United players applauded by a brilliant Old Trafford support after their disastrous end to the season.Cardiff City inflicted a humiliating 2-0 defeat on United at Old Trafford, condemning the Red Devils to a sixth place finish under Solskjaer.A dreadful defensive performance brought a dismal campaign to a close and Solskjaer conceded he felt awful to see the support his players received after another forgettable display.‘It’s near-embarrassing when you walk off the pitch clapping them and you get the support we have. That’s the base of this club, the foundation is so great. We’ll come back again,’ Solskjaer said.ADVERTISEMENT Man United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:40FullscreenMan United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘We’ve got good players who have gone through a difficult season. There’s different reasons for players having a bad season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Some might be their fault, the club’s fault or our fault. Some might look in the mirror and say: “I can do better”.’United put together an unbeaten run of 11 games under Solskjaer when he replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but have managed just two wins in their last 12 matches since naming the Norwegian on a permanent basis. Coral BarrySunday 12 May 2019 7:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link301Shares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer almost embarrassed to hear Old Trafford applaud Manchester United players Advertisementlast_img read more

Support palliative care not euthanasia, urges NSW Council of Churches

first_imgChristian Today Australia 9 May 2013The NSW Council of Churches today called on all members of the NSW Legislative Council to vote against a private member’s bill that would legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in NSW.“This is a dangerous bill. If enacted, the bill will redefine the value of the lives of some people as not worth living. Our challenge as a society is to transform the experience of people who are disabled or dying, not to intervene to end their lives,” the President of the NSW Council of Churches, the Reverend Dr Ross Clifford, said.“For Christians, the Bible makes it clear that human life and human dignity must be protected. We already have good laws and policies that support compassionate care of the terminally ill. If the system is not broken, don’t try to fix it,” Dr Clifford said.“Advances in palliative care make assisted death unnecessary. Instead of wasting taxpayers’ money on reviews of every death by euthanasia, the NSW Government should improve resources for palliative care so that terminally ill patients in our community receive the care and comfort they deserve at the end of life to minimize suffering.”“This bill will enshrine the right to kill and be killed in NSW law. It will endanger disabled people who cannot speak for themselves, and who may be seen as an unnecessary burden by their family or the state. We cannot be sure the proposed law will never be extended to include incapacitated patients.The legal right to kill patients does nothing to enhance human dignity, yet this bill makes medical homicide legal. Should we dismiss concerns of doctors who say, ‘This is not what we became doctors to do’? I urge all NSW politicians to vote against the Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill 2013,” Dr Clifford said. read more

Melbourne man in drug-induced psychotic state smothers, fatally strangles girlfriend

first_imgAbout a month before she died, the nurse had a brain tumour removed. She called police two days before the murder, when Sturt began having delusions he was Jesus. But Ms O’Brien lived in fear of her violent and increasingly erratic boyfriend. He also forced Ms O’Brien to eat an apple so she could be like Eve and be enlightened.center_img TVNZ One News 4 May 2020Family First Comment: “Shea Sturt attacked his girlfriend with scissors and smothered her with a pillow before strangling the brain surgery survivor with tracksuit pants to make sure she was dead. He had a long history of violence towards his girlfriend before killing her amid a CANNABIS-INDUCED psychotic state, the Supreme Court of Victoria was told.”But hey – dope just makes you sleepy eh.#saynopetodopeShea Sturt attacked his girlfriend with scissors and smothered her with a pillow before strangling the brain surgery survivor with tracksuit pants to make sure she was dead.The 33-year-old was in a drug-induced psychotic state when he killed 31-year-old Caitlin O’Brien at their Melbourne home in June 2019. Sturt was taken to hospital but released that night.READ MORE: read more

Sunday show at Dubuque next for Deery Series

first_imgDUBUQUE, Iowa (July 9) – A rare summertime weekend show is next on the Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule.Touring IMCA Late Models are at Dubuque Speedway for a Sunday, July 13 event that pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Also running are IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, for all applicable points.Pit gates at Dubuque open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps.Spectator admission is $16 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paying adult. Pit passes are $30.More information about the Sunday show is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the website. Defending champion Brian Harris of Davenport is the only driver with multiple wins in the six previous series races held at Dubuque.Current point leader Justin Kay of Wheatland became the first repeat winner this season in the Deery feature last night at West Liberty Raceway.The tour returns to midweek action at Independence Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 6.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 332; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 323; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 299; 4. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 284; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, and Tyler Bruening, Decorah, both 282; 7. Jason Rauen, Farley, 272; 8. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Brian Harris, Davenport, both 250; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 244; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove, 239; 12. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 235; 13. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 200; 14. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 172; 15. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 170; 16. Spencer Diercks, Davenport, 164; 17. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 161; 18. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 147; 19. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 140; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, 134.30last_img read more

IMCA crowns record 103 Allstar Performance State champions in 2016

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Sixty-four of the record 103 IMCA Allstar Performance State crowns awarded this season went to first-time champions in their respective divisions.Each Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car state champion receives a $100 gift card from Allstar Performance.The Watervliet, Mich., high performance parts manufacturer gives $50 gift cards to each IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact state champion.Myron DeYoung paced the point race for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified drivers in Michigan for the sixth time in his career. Ricky Stephan’s title in South Dakota was his third straight; he’d also won state hon­ors for Iowa three times.Drew Armstrong’s Arkansas state championship was his career fifth. Tim Ward adds the Iowa prize to a collection that already includes two plaques from his home state of Arizona and another from Nebraska.Three-time Modified champs were Greg Durbin, Jeremy Meirhofer, Dean Deming and Cory Sam­ple in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico and Nevada, respectively.Jason Barnhill was state champion in Alabama. He ruled the Florida standings in 2015. Other drivers winning second state crowns were Randy Brown in California, Daryl Hay in Mis­souri, Collen Winebarger in Oregon, Chase Hansen in Utah and Marcus Yarie in Wisconsin.First-time Modified state champions were Chaz Baca in Arizona, Aaron Monie in Colorado, Kyle Rutkoski in Florida, Chris Clark in Idaho, Steven Bowers Jr. in Kansas, Josh Beaulieu in Minne­sota, Jason Wolla in North Dakota, Anthony Roth in Nebraska, Will Ward in New York, Tate Cole in Oklahoma, Matt Guillaume in Texas and Eddie Kirchoff in Wyoming.Guillaume was previously a two-time Stock Car champion in Texas.Drivers winning the first IMCA Late Model state titles of their respective careers were Luke Goedert in Iowa and Rob Toland in Illinois.Winning career third IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car crowns were Michael Stien in Minnesota and Jerald Harris in Virginia.Clint Benson was champion in Iowa. He’d also topped Nebraska state standings in 2014. Also earning career second state Sprint plaques were Mike Haggenbottom in New Jersey and Mike Downs in Ohio.The first-time champions for the Sprints were Blake Robertson in California, Justin Wolf Medlock in Colorado, Luke Bland in Indiana, Luke Cranston in Kansas, Joshua McCord in Louisiana, Scott Law­rence in North Carolina, Tyler Drueke in Nebraska, Andy Shouse in Oklahoma, Scott Lutz in Pennsylvania, Robby Wolfgang in South Dakota and Robert Vetter in Texas.A record 16 state Sprint Car champions were crowned this season, including first-ever kings in Colorado and Oklahoma.Damon Murty motored to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car Iowa state career championship number five. Abe Huls led the way in Illinois for the fourth time while two-time champs were Joren Boyce in North Dakota, Mike Wiseman in Oklahoma and Travis Van Straten in Wisconsin.Boyce also owns eight Modified titles in North Dakota.First Stock Car state championships were won by Cody Center in Arizona, Steven Johnson in California, Bob Reese in Colorado, Kyle Pfeifer in Kansas, Gary Mattison in Minnesota, Chad Bruns in Nebraska, Dillon Hill in New Mexico, Chris Mills in South Dakota and Westin Abbey in Texas.Mills was the South Dakota Modified champion in 2007.Winners of career second Hobby Stock state crowns were Justin Luinenburg in Minnesota and Dave Riley in South Dakota.Hobby Stock drivers racing to their first-ever state titles included Richard Bennett in Arizona, Phil Reid in Colorado, Cody Nielsen in Iowa, Brady Bencken in Kansas, Andrew Bertsch in North Da­kota, Damon Richards in Nebraska, Sam Hodges in New Mexico, Wesley Warren in Texas and Dillon Johnson in Wyoming.Robby Rosselli racked up Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod career championship number four in North Dakota and Chris Toth added a third Arizona state plaque to his collection.The two-time state champions in the division are Ryan Moser in Colorado, Tony Olson in Iowa, Nelson Vollbrecht in Nebraska and Jorddon Braaten in Oregon.Winning their first state titles were Brian Cooper in California, Cody Malcom in Idaho, Andrew Burk in Illinois, Brian Davidson in Kansas, Tony Rialson in Minnesota, Bradly Scott Schmidt in Nevada, Hunter McDonald in Oklahoma, Karl Brewer in South Dakota, Robert Williams in Utah, Kevin Bethke in Wisconsin and Chuck Delp in Wyoming.Jeffrey Kaup collected career crown number five in Kansas while two-time Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod champions were Brock Aeschbacher in Idaho, Cory Williams in New Mexico and Jeffrey Abbey in Texas.First-time state champions in the class were Dustin Leatherman in Oklahoma, Scott Gray in Utah and Chipita Rowley in Wyoming.Another five-time state champ was Nate Coopman in Minnesota in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Danny Baggerly won for the fourth time in Texas, Kimberly Abbott for the second time in Illinois.Seven drivers – Shalanda Smith in Colorado, Levi Heath in Iowa, Billy Turner in Kansas, Jason Berg in North Dakota, Lance Mielke in Nebraska, Luke Jackson in South Dakota and Mitch Meier in Wisconsin – each won state crown for the first time.Twenty-six Modified champions were crowned for the second straight year, 17 Northern SportMod state champions for the third straight year and 10 Sport Compact state champions for the fourth straight year.Seven hundred and forty-eight different drivers have now won titles since IMCA introduced state championship awards in 2000.last_img read more

Bids opened for Community Crossing grant projects

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville City Council received bids to complete the 2019 Community Crossing Road grant projects.Globe Asphalt Paving was the apparent low bidder with a total bid of $1,042,065.60.  Dave O’Mara Contractor, Inc. submitted the other bid to the city at a total of $1,155,232.97.  City Attorney, Doug Wilson, and members of the Board of Works are reviewing the bids.The work is expected to be completed this year.last_img

Police Blotter 8-6-19

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Florida man arrested for masturbating outside of a Chipotle restaurant

first_imgPolice in Hollywood, Florida have arrested a man who was caught masturbating in his car with the windows rolled down in front of a busy Chipotle restaurant.The incident occurred Saturday outside of the restaurant at 11029 Pines Blvd.Police say several witnesses contacted them after seeing the suspect later identified as 55-year-old Craig Lawrence Fuller, sitting in the driver’s seat of his black Ford Ranger with his privates exposed as he appeared to masturbate.Authorities also reported that two of the vehicle’s windows were rolled down which exposed what he was doing to the public.When Fuller noticed the sergeant approaching his vehicle, he then tried to lean forward to conceal what he was doing.He has since been arrested on a charge of exposure of sexual organs.last_img