Ex-staff member of East Java bank jailed for embezzling money to fund husband’s election campaign

first_imgDuring the trial, the bench also found that Ani did not use all the money she embezzled. Instead, she managed to return Rp 2.9 billion in installments directly to the customers.Read also: Indonesia’s elections too expensiveThe sentence was slightly lighter than the five years’ imprisonment sought by prosecutors.The embezzlement case came to light in August last year after several village heads in Galis district, Bangkalan regency in the province found that their money had been disappearing from the villages’ bank accounts. They reported the disappearance of money, amounting to between Rp 30 million to Rp 50 million, from the accounts.They reported the incident to the head of Bank Jatim’s Pamekasan office, who then reported the case to the Pamekasan Police.The police’s investigation later revealed that Ani, who had worked at the bank for 10 years, had transferred the money to her own account between February to July 2019.The police also found that Ani had made fake bank account activity reports for the customers and forged their signatures. (nal)Topics : A panel of judges of the Pamekasan District Court in East Java has sentenced Ani Fatini, a former employee of East Java administration-owned lender Bank Jatim, to four-and-a-half years in prison for embezzling customers’ money to fund her husband’s campaign in the 2019 legislative election.During a hearing on Tuesday, the court found Ani guilty of embezzling Rp 7.7 billion (US$533,333) of the bank’s customers’ money.”She used the embezzled money to buy bags, veils, a house on Jl. Jokotole and a car. She also used the money to go on a vacation abroad and to fund her husband’s legislative election campaign,” presiding judge Lingga Setiawan said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Asia ramps up coronavirus curbs as new clusters erupt

first_imgWrong directionThe number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days.The pandemic has now killed more than half a million people in six-and-a-half months.The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the pandemic would worsen if countries failed to adhere to strict precautions.”Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing on Monday.In the Northern Hemisphere, countries are racing to get a handle on outbreaks before winter, which could bring a renewed surge.A second wave of infections in Britain this winter could kill up to 120,000 people over nine months in a worst-case scenario, according to health experts.Hong Kong, which suffered remarkably few cases in the first wave of the pandemic, will impose strict social distancing measures from midnight on Tuesday, the most stringent yet in the Asian financial hub.Hong Kong recorded 52 new cases on Monday, including 41 that were locally transmitted, health authorities said. Since late January, Hong Kong has reported 1,522 cases and media reported an eighth death on Monday.”The recent emergence of local cases of unknown infection source indicates the existence of sustained silent transmission in the community,” the Hong Kong government said.Walt Disney Co said it is temporarily closing its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park from Wednesday amid the rising cases.Tokyo tracingIndia’s tech capital of Bengaluru begins a new, week-long lockdown on Tuesday after a surge in cases following the easing of restrictions. From about 1,000 cases on June 19, when the city was believed to have escaped the worst thanks to contact tracing, it has gone up to nearly 20,000.Health experts say the movement of people following the lifting of a nationwide lockdown in June has led to Bangalore falling back. Other cities, including Pune and Aurangabad, have reimposed curbs in recent days.In Tokyo, health officials were trying to locate more than 800 members of an theatre audience after 20 people including cast members of a recent performance tested positive for the coronavirus.Japan, which has not seen an explosive outbreak, is pushing ahead with its easing of restrictions, with plans to reopen a runway at one of its biggest airports, even as infections persist in big cities, rural areas and on US military bases.The Philippines this week recorded the biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths in Southeast Asia and part of Manila will return to lockdown affecting 250,000 residents. A presidential spokesman said restrictions in other parts of the capital were unlikely to be relaxed.Indonesian President Joko Widodo has resisted pressure to lock down due to concern about the economy, despite the highest death toll from virus in East Asia outside China.Now, the governor of Jakarta is reported to be considering tightening some of the relatively mild social restrictions in place after a spike in cases in the capital.Even Thailand, which has had no locally transmitted cases reported for six weeks, has stepped up security at its borders over concern about a second wave of infections after the arrests of thousands of illegal migrants in the past month. Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections.Many parts of Asia, the region first hit by the coronavirus that emerged in central China late last year, are finding cause to pause the reopening of their economies, some after winning praise for their initial responses to the outbreak.Australia largely avoided the high numbers of cases and casualties seen in other countries with swift and strict measures, but a spike in community-transmitted cases in Victoria state and a rise in new cases in New South Wales has worried authorities. Topics :center_img South Australia cancelled plans to reopen its border to New South Wales on July 20, while Queensland introduced a mandatory two-week quarantine for people who have visited two areas in Sydney’s western suburbs.New South Wales, which has seen several dozen cases linked to the outbreak in Victoria, said pubs will be limited to no more than 300 people, responding to an outbreak centered at a large hotel in southwestern Sydney.”Indoor activity, where people aren’t seated is a huge health risk. It increases the chance of transmission,” state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters.Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne, is in the second week of a six-week lockdownlast_img read more

Mansion with “wow factor” has seven bedrooms, paved rooftop, and handmade copper front door

first_img25 Legal St, Sunnybank.A luxurious three-storey mansion in this southeast Queensland suburb is so extravagant it even has a custom designed handmade copper front door. The paved rooftop at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.There is a spacious paved rooftop with a barbecue to entertain guests.The entrance of the home features an imported chandelier. 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.The property features a steam room, sauna room and spas, a home theatre, saltwater pool with waterfalls and a heated spa. 25 Legal St, Sunnybank. The kids would love this room at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank. A fine place to unwind at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank. 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.Yong Real Estate — Sunnybank Hills agent Sue Ye said the couple had decided to sell the massive home as their children had all grown up.“The house is too big and they are downsizing,” Ms Ye said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe ultimate bathroom at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom concrete home at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank is currently owned by retired restaurant owners from Taiwan. The large kitchen at 25 Legal St, Sunnybank. 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.Ms Ye said a range of buyers would be keen on the property as it was in an ideal location, close to public transport and local shopping centres.“The location for this property is definitely a drawcard,” she said.The property has also been listed with Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty. 25 Legal St, Sunnybank.last_img read more

Abuse of older people an epidemic in NZ society

first_imgNZ Herald 13 June 2015Elder abuse is rife in New Zealand society and half of all instances seen by Age Concern involve financial abuse. As many as one in 10 older people may be victims of financial elder abuse, research suggests.Monday marks the beginning of the 10th annual Elder Abuse Awareness Week. It’s a shock to discover how little humanity some Kiwis have when it comes to the older generation.“We consider it unacceptable to hit our children and we also need to consider it unacceptable to abuse our elders,” says Robyn Scott, Age Concern’s chief executive.“We don’t think about the way we speak about older people and we don’t think about their rights.”Some people think because someone is old it doesn’t matter what happens to them any more or they don’t need money to spend, she says.We all need to keep an eye out for elder abuse. “Don’t let fear of meddling in someone else’s business stop you from voicing your concern. It is time to stop elder abuse in our communities,” says Scott.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11464389last_img read more

Dela Rosa on fate of ABS-CBN: ‘What is 11,000 losing jobs?’

first_imgMANILA – Sen. Ronald “Bato”Dela Rosa said the welfare of the nation was more important than 11,000 peoplewho could lose their jobs if ABS-CBN Corp failed to renew its franchise byMarch 30, 2020.  Dela Rosa also said he shares President Rodrigo Duterte’s views in relation to the issue on the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise. “Kungmabigat ‘yung akusasyon na talagangmaraming violations ang ABS-CBN, bakit mo pa ire-renew,” the neophytesenator added. “What is 11,000 compared to the wholeFilipino nation na matagal ngsinamantalahan ng isang kumpanya – kungtalagang ma-prove ‘yan sa hearingna pinagsamantalahan ang sambayanangPilipino,” he said in a chance interview with reporters on Tuesday. “What is 11,000 compared to the whole Filipino nation na matagal ng sinamantalahan ng isang kumpanya,” says Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. ABS-CBN NEWS “Kailangang ang gobyerno ang magru-rule dito sa ating bansa at ang sambayang Pilipino ay makikinabang. ‘Yun ang kanyang objective sa buhay nya so ganun din ang objective ko,” he added.center_img “Ako, I will live and die with President Duterte. I will sink and swim with him,” Dela Rosa said. “Pero sa nakikita ko he’s doing it for the good of the majority of the Filipino people so pareho kami ng objective sa buhay.” Nearly 11,000 regular and non-regularemployees and talents may lose their jobs if the broadcast giant is forced tocease operations without a renewed franchise. Solicitor General Jose Calida last week has filed a quo warranto plea before the Supreme Court seeking to invalidate the ABS-CBN franchise, citing alleged violation of law. The network’s franchise is set to expire at the end of March. Currently, there were at least 11 bills for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal that are pending in the House of Representatives with less than a month before Congress goes on break on March 14./PNlast_img read more

Controversial Statue Permanently Bolted In Place Thursday

first_imgThe veterans statue was permanently mounted Thursday. (Image: Facebook)LIBERTY, Ind. – The carved sculpture honoring veterans was mounted in to place this morning at Whitewater Memorial State Park.The 8-foot carving features a soldier, an Indiana state flag with an eagle perched above, and a 14-inch cross at the bottom.The cross has been the subject of debate after complaints surfaced that alleges the statue does not represent the non-Christian soldiers who served in the military.Governor Mike Pence and other lawmakers have publicly supported the sculpture.The statue was permanently put in place Thursday morning ahead of a ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, November 11. The ceremony is open to the public.last_img read more

State fair officials release final free stage lineup for 2018

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Officials from the Indiana State Fair rolled out the final and complete lineup of 17 concerts that will be part of the Chevrolet Free Stage headline entertainment at the 2018 Indiana State Fair, which returns August 3-19. Each night of the fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission. Today’s final announcement includes the solo band of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and guitar legend Robby Krieger of The Doors as well as support artists that will perform on select days.The Complete Lineup for the 2018 Indiana State Fair Free Stage:Rick Springfield – Friday, August 3Natalie Stovall with openers Cook & Belle and The Brett Wiscons Band– Saturday, August 4Why Don’t We – Sunday, August 5Anthony Hamilton – Monday, August 6Tyler Childers – Tuesday, August 7Randy Houser and special guest Nora Collins – Wednesday, August 8Kool & The Gang – Thursday, August 9HANSON – Friday, August 10Warrant with special guest FireHouse and openers DUDE! and Rok Hollywood – Saturday, August 11for King & Country headlining the Contemporary Christian Music Festival, with Sarah Reeves, All the Astronauts, and Jonathan Jackson – Sunday, August 12Happy Together Tour – Monday, August 13 featuring: The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Mark Lindsay (formerly of Paul Revere & The Raiders and The CowsillsDirty Deeds USA: Xtreme AC/DC Tribute – Tuesday, August 14Grand Funk Railroad – with openers The Easthills – Wednesday, August 15An Evening with Hunter Hayes – Thursday, August 16Here Come The Mummies – Friday, August 17Robby Krieger of The Doors with openers Brandon Whyde and Os Gringos– Saturday, August 18Kirk Franklin, headlining the Gospel Music Festival – Sunday, August 19Online ticket sales are available now, presented by WGU Indiana, at a discounted rate of $8 plus convenience fee on the Indiana State Fair website. Tickets can also be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office during regular business hours at the discounted rate. Tickets purchased at the gate are $13. Check IndianaStateFair.com for additional promotions available throughout the summer.Purchase of an Indiana State Fair ticket allows for general admission to the Chevrolet Free Stage concert seating area. No seats can be reserved unless otherwise specified. For more information please visit the Indiana State Fair website.last_img read more

Mourinho undergoes elbow surgery

first_imgChelsea have announced manager Jose Mourinho underwent surgery on his elbow on Monday in an attempt to cure a long-standing complaint. “Some managers go where they have to go, where the club comes, and sometimes it is not the best move, not what they want to do, but they go. “I sat down with my wife and family, and said ‘Where is the best place for us? Where can we be happier as a family? To be happy as a manager and enjoy more the family and life socially?’ “We decided England, after that, for the situation to be perfect it would be Chelsea and I was lucky because the door was open for me.” The self-proclaimed Special One won Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years in his first season in 2005 and successfully defended the crown in 2006, after being appointed in the weeks after he led Porto to the 2004 Champions League title. A trophy-laden spell at Inter Milan – where he won the European Cup for a second time – was followed by a stint at Real Madrid which was successful and fractious in equal measure before he rejoined Chelsea last June on a four-year contract. Mourinho would love to continue his career at Chelsea for “many, many years” yet, and indicated he had no intentions of ever leaving the Premier League. He added: “The principles you have in relation to football and life are absolutely amazing. “I love this Chelsea Football Club, which has been the only club to have ever sacked me, we as a family belong to you (in) England. “I belong to Chelsea, Chelsea belongs to me, and hopefully we will stay for many, many years.” Mourinho added: “It is not a threat, but if you sack me, I will stay in England and go to another club, a possible rival.” Press Association The 50-year-old oversaw Chelsea’s 3-1 Premier League defeat of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before attending a Football Writers’ Association dinner at the Savoy Hotel where he was honoured with an award. He then went under the surgeon’s knife on Monday. Chelsea stated on Twitter: “Jose Mourinho today underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure on a long-standing elbow complaint. He will return to work tomorrow.” The operation was performed by doctor Didier Fontes in Paris. Mourinho may have to wear a sling as a precaution for a few days, but the operation came in a relatively lean period in Chelsea’s fixture schedule. Chelsea next play Stoke at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, before a midweek contest at home to West Ham and another Premier League clash at Manchester City. Mourinho was in fine fettle on Sunday evening after a result which took his side to within two points of leaders Arsenal and a point of City. He is settled in England after returning to Chelsea following a near six-year absence last summer. “Without love and happiness, I could not do my job,” Mourinho said. “The best thing football gave me was to make a decision about my future. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports-UPDATED

first_img— Frank Bolling, a two-time All-Star second baseman and the last player to hit a grand slam off Sandy Koufax, has died. He was 88. Bolling died Saturday. He was diagnosed with cancer about five years ago, according to a notice posted by the funeral home handling the arrangements. Bolling played 12 seasons in the majors, six with Detroit and six with the Braves, and hit .254 with 106 home runs. He won a Gold Glove in 1958 with the Tigers and for part of that season, his double-play partner was his older brother, shortstop Milt Bolling. WORLD TEAMTENNIS-FANSFans welcomed to World TeamTennis matches in West VirginiaWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — World TeamTennis has welcomed fans to matches at a resort in West Virginia. The matches started Sunday at The Greenbrier, where the entire three-week season is being held. There were strict measures in place at the matches to ensure health and safety as confirmed cases of the new coronavirus soar across the country. Anyone who wasn’t a player wore a mask inside the tennis stadium, and fans had their temperatures checked prior to entering. Associated Press Rows of seats near courtside were covered up to allow for social distancing. Up to 500 spectators are being allowed at each of the outdoor matches at the 2,500-seat court.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLS postpones Toronto-DC United match amid virus concernsUNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player, while a Toronto player returned the inconclusive test. — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, fans have returned to elite European soccer. Thousands of spectators turned out Sunday to see Paris Saint-Germain’s superstars back on a pitch. For their return to work, PSG’s marquee attacking duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe wore face masks in red, white and blue PSG colors and messages of thanks for health workers. The exhibition match was the first encounter in front of spectators to feature one of Europe’s elite clubs since the outbreak erupted. Only 5,000 people were allowed inside Le Havre’s 25,000-seat stadium to see the French League 2 club take on PSG’s star-studded squad. HORSE RACING-DEL MAR-FATALITY3-year-old filly euthanized after workout at Del MarDEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old filly was euthanized after completing a workout at Del Mar, the track’s first fatality of its summer racing season.Lovely Lilia had just completed a four-furlong workout in 49.20 seconds during training hours Saturday when she was pulled up and vanned off the track. Veterinarians found that she could not recover from the unspecified injury and was euthanized. PGA-WORKDAY OPENMorikawa clutch in finish and playoff to win Workday OpenDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Collin Morikawa never looked like a winner at the Workday Charity Open until he tapped in for par on the third playoff hole, capping off a wild finish Sunday at Muirfield Village.Morikawa trailed Justin Thomas by three shots with three holes to play and managed to get into a playoff with a 6-under 66. Then, after watching Thomas hole a 50-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole, he had to make a 25-footer just to stay alive. He could only watch as Thomas had a 10-footer to win on the 18th on the second playoff hole.It finally ended on No. 10 when Thomas had to lay up from behind a tree and made bogey, and Morikawa took two putts from just inside 10 feet for his second career victory, and first against a strong PGA Tour field. July 12, 2020 The Mail on Sunday reported public money was used to provide a select band of athletes with an energy drink called DeltaG, claiming there were no guarantees the product did not cause side-effects nor was it certain to be cleared by the World Anti-Doping Agency.UK Sport said it had consulted with both WADA and UK Anti-Doping before using the product to make sure it complied with guidelines and that the health of athletes would not be put on the line for the sake of an improved medal haul.UK Sport did not say why the use of drink was not previously disclosed. The Mail on Sunday said waivers and non-disclosure forms had to be signed by those on the trial. The Virginian-Pilot reports the 64-year-old Balluzzo was the winningest driver in the history of the track.F1-STYRIAN GPHamilton wins Styrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate BottasSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton won the Styrian Grand Prix from the pole position on Sunday to clinch an 85th career win and move within six of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.Hamilton’s record-extending 89th career pole on a rain-drenched track was one of his best in extreme conditions, but during the race he was hardly challenged as he finished a sizeable 13.7 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and 33.7 ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. New York is set to open a pandemic-shortened season July 23 at Washington. Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and used the coronavirus hiatus to recover. In other MLB news:— Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19. The three-time All-Star closer says he believes he contracted the virus from his 4-year-old son Kaden. He says the child had a fever, among other symptoms, which led his wife to suggest everyone in the family get tested. Jansen says his wife, Gianni, and 7-year-old daughter Natalia tested positive, but that his first test was negative. A day later, he says he also tested positive. Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23. — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer says he’s on the injured list because he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Lauer said he hasn’t tested positive. The protocols accompanying that situation caused Lauer to arrive late to the Brewers’ summer camp. He made it to camp Friday, nearly a full week after the Brewers’ first full-squad workout. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Lauer still has a chance to be ready for the start of the season.— Protective masks won’t be out of sight when big league baseball resumes. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field. Safety protocols require masks in clubhouses and close proximity indoors, but not on the field. Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier plans to wear one during games, in part to set an example for those watching on television. Atlanta third base coach Ron Washington also plans to wear one for health reasons. At age 68, he’s in a high-risk group. center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-KENTUCKYNASCAR Cup rookie Cole Custer wins in upset at KentuckySPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Cole Custer became the first rookie winner in the NASCAR Cup Series in nearly four years, surging to the lead in a four-wide, final-lap scramble Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. were dueling side by side for the lead on the final restart when Custer — with a push from Matt DiBenedetto on the outside in the backstretch — made his move in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. As the leaders bunched in Turn 1, Custer slid ahead and outlasted Truex’s Toyota. The victory was the first by a series rookie since Chris Buescher at Pocono on Aug. 1, 2016. Making his 20th series start, the 22-year-old Custer celebrated with a frontstretch burnout as his crew happily ran to greet him. DiBenedetto was third, and Harvick fourth. Update on the latest sports-UPDATED Players and staff are tested the day before each game during the MLS is Back tournament. Both teams had already announced their starting lineups for the match when it was called off shortly before its scheduled 9 a.m. EDT kickoff. The league did not announce when the match would be rescheduled.The postponement is the latest hiccup for the tournament in Florida, which has already had two teams drop out because of a spate of COVID-19 cases. FC Dallas and Nashville were both withdrawn earlier this week, reducing the tournament to 24 teams. FC Dallas had 10 players and one coach test positive for the virus. Nashville had nine players test positive.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— NHL teams return to the ice Monday for the first time since March as the 24 that qualified for the expanded playoffs open two-week training camps. Mixed with the excitement is the uncertainty of which and how many players might opt out and how the long layoff could contribute to injuries. It’s a training camp unlike any in history, with players coming back from a four-month absence to compete for the Stanley Cup. It’s a two-week sprint from home cities to Toronto for Eastern teams and Edmonton, Alberta, for their Western counterparts. Viktor Hovland of Norway had a 71 and finished alone in third. He was in the final group of three young stars, all of whom had the lead at some point during the final round.FATAL SPEEDWAY CRASH-VIRGINIAVirginia speedway: Driver dies following crash during raceHAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A driver has died after crashing during a race at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia. Speedway officials say Shawn Balluzzo crashed during the second of two Modified Division races Saturday night. He had finished second in the first of the twin 50-lap races, which were the season openers for the Modifieds. During the second race, Balluzzo’s car went airborne after bumping another car and crashed front-first into a wall. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Lovely Lilia was trained by Vladimir Cerin. She had two wins in seven career starts and earnings of $37,551, according to Equibase.Del Mar’s summer meet opened Friday. The seaside track north of San Diego ranks among the country’s safest tracks, according to The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. It had a rate of 0.62 fatal injuries per 1,000 starts last year. The national average for tracks that reported was 1.68.BRITAIN-SUBSTANCE TESTUK Sport says welfare not risked with athlete substance testLONDON (AP) — The UK Sport government agency says athletes’ welfare was not put at risk with the use of an experimental substance ahead of the 2012 London Olympics that was disclosed for the first time Sunday by a newspaper. O’Ward and Rosenqvist were both chasing their first career victories. They traded the lead throughout the second half of the race. O’Ward pulled ahead in the 43rd of 55 laps. Rosenqvist kept charging and finally passed him.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neckUNDATED (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has been held out of action for a second straight day due to a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was scratched from a simulated game Saturday after waking up with a sore neck. On Sunday the right fielder wasn’t included in either lineup for an intrasquad scrimmage. New York manager Aaron Boone said Judge got treatment at Yankee Stadium and was improving. Like last Sunday, drivers again wore black T-shirts with “End Racism” and most took the knee a few moments before the national anthem. When he stood on the podium, Hamilton, the only Black driver in Formula One, raised a clenched right fist. INDYCAR DOUBLEHEADER-ROSENQVISTRosenqvist surges at Road America for 1st IndyCar victoryELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Felix Rosenqvist passed Pato O’Ward on the next-to-last lap and earned his first career victory in the second half of an IndyCar doubleheader at Road America. Rosenqvist won by 2.8699 seconds and became the first driver other than Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon to win an IndyCar race this year. Dixon’s three-race winning streak ended with a 12th-place finish. last_img read more

Cukierman wins first singles title

first_imgSophomore Daniel Cukierman claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Singles title on Monday at home. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Top seeded men’s tennis sophomore Daniel Cukierman captured the Southern California Intercollegiate Singles title after a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in the finals over Stanford’s senior Sameer Kumar on Monday at David Marks Stadium. On the singles side, freshman Bradley Frye had to qualify for the tournament, which was hosted by USC, while his three teammates were direct entries into the event. In the singles main draw, Frye was the only Trojan who lost. Cukierman advanced with a tight 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 win. Junior Riley Smith and senior Jack Jaede both had an easier time with a 6-2, 6-4 win and a 6-2, 6-1, respectively. The Round of 16 saw all three remaining Trojans advance: Cukierman with a 6-4, 6-2 victory, Jaede with a 6-3, 6-2 win and Smith with a 6-4, 6-4 upset of the eight seed. The quarterfinals Saturday proved to be less fortuitous, as both Smith and Jaede fell to the two and four seeds in three sets. However, Cukierman advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over freshman Eric Hahn from UCLA.“[Head coach Peter Smith] told me that he wanted me to use my legs a lot, move forward with the ball, take it early and come to the net,” Cukierman said.Cukierman pulled out a hard fought 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win to reach the finals in Sunday’s semifinals. He played in his first college singles championship on Monday and joined his teammates, seniors Laurens Verboven and Logan Smith, as a preseason individual collegiate tournament winner.“We had a tough, very long match,” Cukierman said. “Both of us had [a] tough match yesterday with three sets … [Kumar is] a great player and a great guy. He played very well first set, and then I came back second set [for a] tough third set.”The doubles side saw success from both teams as Frye and Jaede paired up and Smith joined Cukierman. The fourth-seeded team of Frye and Jaede reached the semifinals with wins over UC Irvine and UCLA. They eventually fell in the semifinals to the second seeded team of Kumar and sophomore Timothy Sah from Stanford. Smith and Cukierman were the top seed for the tournament and reached the semifinals with wins over Texas Tech and UC Irvine. The pair then lost in the semifinals to Azusa Pacific University. “These are my first matches here at ’SC on these courts,” Frye said. “I’ve practiced here for the last two months, but this is my first match outside of that. I was nervous at first but it was awesome being out there with the team … it was fun, it didn’t end the way we needed it to, but we had fun.”The Trojans had a good showing in the consolation draw. After losing to junior Josh Ortlip of Cal Poly during the first round of singles in the main draw, Frye advanced to the semifinals where he beat junior Antoine Noel 6-2, 6-1. Due to the absence of his finals opponent, freshman Matheus Leite from Texas Tech, Frye won by default in the singles championship in the consolation draw. “I’m feeling great with a bunch of great guys,” Frye said. “[It’s my] first year here … it’s super exciting.”The Trojans will participate in the Jack Kramer Invitational in Palos Verdes Nov. 1 -4.last_img read more