Singer-turned-politician Giring Ganesha to run for president in 2024

first_imgRead also: Prabowo has political capital to run in 2024 presidential race, but ‘not enough to win it’Giring said he and PSI chairwoman Grace Natalie had met with the President to tell him about his candidacy, “Thank God Pak Jokowi welcomed it well.”PSI secretary-general Raja Juli Antoni said the party would do everything in its power to support Giring’s candidacy while constructing party infrastructure in the regions.”We have instructed the party members to promote Giring. Now there are many billboards everywhere in the districts and cities. That’s part of our efforts,” he said.In late 2018, Giring decided to take a hiatus from his musical career to focus on politics.He ran in the legislative election in 2019, however, he did not get a seat in the House of Representatives after the party failed to meet the legislative threshold at the national level of 4 percent of the total vote.Besides Giring, another young figure, Democratic Party chairman Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono stated in February that he would run for president in 2024.The 42-year-old ran for governor of Jakarta in 2017 but he failed to get to the second round against the two other candidates, Anies Baswedan and Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.Topics : Giring Ganesha, the newly appointed Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) acting chairman, has declared his intention of running in the 2024 presidential election.The former vocalist of pop rock band Nidji revealed his plan during a virtual press conference on Monday, during which he responded to reports of several billboards bearing his photo, the PSI’s logo and the slogan “Giring for President 2024” erected in several cities.”I will run for president in 2024. Please allow me the opportunity to serve all the people. I believe we will stand up for an increasingly victorious Indonesia,” Giring said. The 37-year-old said his candidacy was driven by the party’s concern that young people would make up half of the total eligible voters in 2024 and therefore they needed to have a young leader.The PSI has billed itself as a political party for the young and has a strong social media presence. It has declared support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration.He said his main agenda for 2024 was to achieve more equal access to education, stating that the country’s demographic bonus should not be a demographic disaster.”These young people must be equipped with knowledge and skills through easy access to education and learning,” he said.last_img read more

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Ighalo’s agent ‘got the impression’ Man Utd move wouldn’t happen

first_imgOdion Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke has explained how a move to Manchester United materialised before the January transfer deadline on Friday night. Ighalo, who plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, had agreed a move to Old Trafford until the end of the season. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no secret of his desire to bring in an attacker this month, especially after Marcus Rashford’s back injury compounded the summer departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. Man Utd had expressed an interest in Bournemouth’s Josh King but preferred a loan deal and were unable to reach an agreement on a permanent transfer, meaning attention turned to Ighalo, who followed big-money signing Bruno Fernandes into the club. And the Nigerian’s agent Aneke has explained how the move came about after doubting it would happen.Advertisement “It’s been hectic,” Aneke told Aftenposten.”I talked to Manchester United’s top boss (Ed Woodward) for a few days in advance. It was quiet on Thursday, and then I got the impression that nothing would happen. “Suddenly, in the middle of the day on Friday, things started to move. It was then at 11 o’clock in the evening in Shanghai. It was hectic phone business. Everyone had to stay awake until five or six in the morning in Shanghai. “He has been a United supporter since childhood. It’s incredibly big. When he left for China, he did not expect to be brought to United as a 30-year-old. He’s an amazing person. Read Also:Fans react to Ighalo’s transfer deadline day switch to Man Utd “If you see what he’s doing off the field… He has opened an orphanage with 20-30 kids who are now also allowed to go to school. Every month he sends money to widows from the area he is from in Nigeria. He is a person who is successful. He is not one of those who thinks of himself.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennylast_img read more

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Cardinals And Panthers Split Doubleheader

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team hosted the St. Lawrence Panthers Monday night and and were defeated by a final score of 23 to 20.Joey Gutzwiller had an all around good game and was 2 for 2 from the free throw line. Adam Cox led all scorers with 7 points. Charlie Dice, Evan Vogelsang, & Johnathan Deal all made the scoring column.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The 8th grade St. Louis Cardinals basketball team defeated St. Lawrence 54-27 Monday, December 15.Robert Raver led the Cardinals in scoring. The lopsided margin allowed for all the Cardinals players to play significant minutes throughout the game.The Cardinals now stand at 11-2 on the season and travel to play South Dearborn tonight.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.last_img read more

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Lambert ‘can restore Villa magic’

first_img Evans watched on from the opposite dugout as the Barclays Premier League side cruised into the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night with a 3-0 win, courtesy of goals from Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph. It was a far cry from last season’s harrowing semi-final defeat to Bradford, and the way Villa have acquitted themselves over the first few games of the campaign – where they have played Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League – has given fans cause for optimism. Villa’s win over Rotherham has set up a third-round tie with Tottenham and Lambert has already set his sights on going one better than last season’s place in the last four. “To get to a cup final would be great because you saw the semi-final last year and what it meant to people,” he said. “I know how passionate the crowd is. The club has a huge following, it really has. The club has won the European Cup and there’s pressure because it’s won major titles and won the league. “It’s won everything. The fans are used to winning.” Last week’s Premier League game at Chelsea, played early owing to the west London club’s participation in Friday’s Super Cup against Bayern Munich, means that Lambert’s men have a free weekend and after a testing start to the season he will give his players a few days at home ahead of the international break. “I might organise another game,” Lambert joked. “No, they have done well over the last 10 days so we will give them a few days off.” Rotherham boss Steve Evans has backed Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert to create “something special” at Villa Park. Despite being embroiled in a relegation battle last season, Lambert always said he was building for the future and fellow Glaswegian Evans expects that to bear fruit sooner rather than later. “They have fantastic supporters and I think they are watching something very special getting built here by Paul,” the Millers boss said. “I know him from when he was growing up with holes in his shoes in Glasgow. I think he was a fantastic player, I watched him many times when he played for Celtic and you only need to look at the job he did at Norwich to see how good he is. “He got a bit of stick when he first came here, but I think you can see what he is about, he has built a young team and he is not afraid to make brave decisions. “I think he will end up managing one of the top four or five clubs, whether that is in England or Germany where he is highly regarded. “But he has a lot to achieve here before that because he has found some very talented players. “When he signed Benteke everyone was saying ‘Benteke who?’ – now everyone in football knows who he is. “This is a real big football club that has been struggling for a couple of years but I think everyone in football recognises Paul is making an impact here and he could bring the magical days back.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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2016 Rio Olympics: Brazil Assuage Fears over Zika Virus

first_imgHe gave the assurance that the protection of the health of Brazilians and tourists coming to the global event is a priority and as such all necessary measures have been put in place to protect the health of everyone.In a statement made available to THISDAY by the Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Brazil in Abuja, Roberto Affaia, Brazil’s Minister of Health, Ricardo Barros said that protecting the health of Brazilians and tourists coming to this world event is a priority to the federal government, which has pledged to put into effect appropriate measures to protect peoples’ health.“I was recently in Geneva, Switzerland, and reaffirmed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that we would never risk the health of athletes and tourists. Brazil is keeping all necessary care and measures so that the games are a historical milestone in sports”.Barros claimed that the circulation of the Zika virus, spread by the Aedesaegypti mosquito, will not hinder the country from having a safe and unforgettable event for athletes, participants and spectators as according to him, the risks are minimal.Adding: The country’s healthcare system is duly prepared for this big moment, with preventive actions in place against the Aedesaegypti, 24/7 monitoring in the six cities hosting the games and trained professionals who are qualified to attend to emergencies.According to the statement a study published by the University of Cambridge makes a forecast of less than one case of infection among the 500,000 tourists.The statement further revealed that specialists from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on June 14 corroborated that the risk of propagation of the disease is very low. It said during the games, trips to Rio will represent 0.25 per cent of all travel to Zika-affected areas, according to United States’ CDC while noting that on the overall, the virus is already circulating in 60 countries, and Brazil represents 15 per cent of the exposed population.The minister also observed that during the games, Brazil will be in winter time, which is when diseases spread by the Aedesaegypti hit their lower rate.“In addition to that, the mobilisation actions to fight the mosquito, like home visits and public investment in monitoring and prevention, have caused an early fall of Zika rates – infection cases dropped 87 per cent between February and May this year.“The monitoring and follow-up of these data are still in progress by means of a partnership with the WHO, in an absolutely transparent manner. The proper measures to fight the Aedesaegypti are still in effect, with the backup of three thousand health agents in Rio.“During the event preparation phase, 51 test events were performed, monitored by the Ministry of Health, and no case of infection resulted from them. Since May 3, the Olympic torch has passed through more than 100 cities, and not a single case has been reported either” he said.While stating that Brazil has experience in organising big events, he said a similar fear was entertained over the possible epidemic of the dengue fever when Brazil hosted the last World Cup but, only three cases were reported in tourists.He therefore called on all tourists to feel free to visit the country during the games.The Olympics is perceived to be the greatest sporting event in the planet and over 200 countries and 500,000 international tourists are expected to be in Brazil for the games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Alex Enumah in AbujaWith barely days to the commencement of the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian government has assured all participants and visitors alike of its determination to host a historic and disease-free sports fiesta despite fears of the dreaded Zika virus disease in that region.last_img read more

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Daryl Gross talks Jim Boeheim’s planned retirement, refers to Mike Hopkins as “coach-in-waiting” on ESPN Radio

first_img Published on March 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse The announcement that Daryl Gross is no longer Syracuse University’s director of athletics was accompanied by Jim Boeheim’s plan to retire in three years, Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud said in an email on Wednesday morning.Gross — who will stay with the university as vice president, special assistant to the chancellor and an adjunct professor in the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics — discussed Boeheim’s decision and legacy in an ESPN Radio Syracuse interview Wednesday afternoon.“In terms of Jim, think about what he’s done for this community, he’s just branded it by himself in terms his success and his consistency,” Gross said on ESPN Radio Syracuse. “He’s just been absolutely terrific and I’m just proud of him and very happy for him as we go forward in knowing that he’s going to retire in three years.“I know he’s got a lot of things he can do and three years is a long time, so I believe he’s going to have great teams.”There has been no official announcement of who will replace Boeheim as SU’s head coach in three years, but SU assistant coach Mike Hopkins has long been considered the heir to the position.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGross has explicitly pinned Hopkins as Boeheim’s replacement in the past, and continued to do so.“I think with Mike Hopkins and if Mike transitions the way I hope he does as the coach-in-waiting,” Gross said in the radio interview, “the program will be in great shape. I think that it’s going to be in outstanding shape.”As for the program that Hopkins — or other potential candidates — will inherit, Gross expressed confidence in the groundwork that Boeheim has been laying for 39 years.“They’ve done a good job of branding that basketball program and there’s student athletes that are prospects that want to play at Syracuse and wear the Orange and that’s going to continue on because of (Boeheim’s) legacy,” Gross said in the radio interview.“So kudos to him and I think it’s very meaningful that he’s listed what his tenure’s gonna be and you know he’ll go hard and compete like mad. And heck, I hope he wins three national titles in a row — it’d be fabulous.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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