Sandiaga Uno joins campaign team for Jokowi’s son-in-law in Medan mayoral race

first_imgEntrepreneur and former Jakarta deputy governor Sandiaga Uno has joined the campaign team for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s son-in-law Bobby Afif Nasution and running mate Aulia Rachman ahead of the mayoral race in Medan, North Sumatra later this year.Sandiaga – who ran as a vice presidential candidate alongside Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto against Jokowi and current Vice President Ma’ruf Amin in last year’s presidential election – is set to serve as a member of the team’s supervisory board alongside Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) members Maruarar Sirait and Sukur Nababan.PDI-P chairperson in Medan, Hasyim, said Bobby had personally suggested that Sandiaga be involved in his campaign. Bobby had already confirmed Sandiaga’s position on the team, he said.“Bobby has contacted [Sandiaga],” Hasyim told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “It’s all clear.”Hasyim, who leads the campaign for the Bobby-Aulia ticket, said the team was enthusiastic about Sandiaga’s support, claiming that many voters in Medan were already partial to the prominent businessman during last year’s presidential race.“Sandiaga Uno has a tremendous following in Medan, so we believe his involvement on the team will benefit the Bobby-Aulia ticket,” he said, adding that Sandiaga’s past opposition to the Jokowi camp was unlikely to deter the mayoral candidate’s supporters in the region.Read also: PDI-P fires members who refuse to back Jokowi’s son-in-law for Medan mayorHowever, whether Sandiaga’s endorsement of the Bobby-Aulia ticket could actually help put the campaign team at an advantage remains to be seen, as a number of his supporters in Medan have voiced their disappointment at his involvement in the campaign.Harun Al Rasyid, a local Sandiaga supporter, for instance, said he was dismayed by the latest turn of events, claiming that the former vice presidential candidate’s involvement in the Bobby-Aulia campaign team could upset his following.“It’s upsetting […] because Bobby is part of the political dynasty that [Sandiaga and Prabowo] opposed in the 2019 election,” Harun told the Post.According to Harun, Sandiaga’s endorsement of the Bobby-Aulia ticket did not necessarily mean that his supporters would vote for the pair.Instead, Sandiaga’s following in Medan was more likely to vote for Medan acting mayor Akhyar Nasution and deputy mayor Salman Alfarisi in the upcoming election on Dec. 9, he said.The Bobby-Aulia ticket has had the backing of eight parties, including the PDI-P, Gerindra, Golkar and NasDem. Meanwhile, the Akhyar-Salman ticket has been endorsed by the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the Democratic Party. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Lagerweij makes presence known despite battling injury in Syracuse’s 3-0 win over Pacific

first_img Published on October 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm Contact Matt: Forty-five minutes before game time, all but one player on the Syracuse (12-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) roster warmed up with passing drills. Lies Lagerweij lay by the sidelines, stretching, uncertain if she would see any action on her senior day.“I honestly wasn’t going to play her at all,” Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley said, “until I saw her warm up. And she looked okay.”After missing SU’s loss to Penn on Oct. 22, Lagerweij returned to the turf Saturday afternoon in a 3-0 win over Pacific (8-8, 4-2 America East). Lagerweij did not start, and did not appear in the scoring column, but helped the Orange dominate possession.Five minutes into the game Lagerweij entered at forward rather than her usual position on the back line. Immediately, she looked for a goal. One minute in, she moved in between defenders, advancing into the arc. Weaving in and out, she found herself one-on-one with Pacific goalie Marlise van Tonder. Lagerweij moved just a few feet from the cage and wound up. But she was tripped by van Tonder.“That’s a penalty,” screamed a fan from the crowd.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo call was made, and no shot recorded. But within minutes of entering the game, Lagerweij nearly scored in her natural position.“She can play anywhere,” Roos Weers said. “Lies has quick hands. …she’s very adjustable.”Trying to keep her All-American healthy before the ACC tournament, Bradley didn’t risk leaving Lagerweij in for too long. Five minutes after putting her in, Bradley subbed her out. And that trend continued. Five minutes later she re-entered. And five minutes after she was subbed out.For the remainder of the game, Lagerweij played in short bursts. But towards the end of the second half, remained on the field. And that was when she made her presence known.Starting in the 47th minute, Lagerweij drew three consecutive corners. One was overturned, but Lagerweij stole the ball back. In the 49th minute, Lagerweij ran down the left sideline, juked past one defender and began juggling the ball on her stick, before bouncing it off a defender’s foot and forcing another corner. On the ensuing corner, Weers rocketed the ball past van Tonder to extend SU’s lead to 2-0.At the end of the game, Bradley substituted Lagerweij back in to end the game. The senior registered two of her three shots in the final two minutes failing to find the back of the cage.From the start of ACC play, Bradley has said that the offense needed to improve to be competitive in the conference and NCAA tournament. Lagerweij playing forward may very well be that spark. In the last two games Lagerweij has played, she’s started at forward. In those two contests, SU is 2-0 with seven goals. And Lagerweij has four points on eight shots.“I just play where Ange wants me to play,” Lagerweij said. “If it’s upfront I try to be creative and create things. I try to get a goal or corner as much as I can. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sacred Lies Elena Kampouris Kevin Carroll Kiana Madeira Ryan Robbins To Star

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Elena Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira & Ryan Robbins – Rex/Shutterstock/IMDB Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers), Kiana Madeira (Dark Matter), and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) are set as leads in Sacred Lies (working title), a half-hour drama, that has been given a 10-episode series order by Facebook Watch.It hails from former True Blood executive producer Raelle Tucker and director Scott Winant and Blumhouse Television.Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, and adapted and updated by Tucker, Sacred Lies is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.last_img read more