PREMIUMHeavy task awaits new Supreme Court chief to tighten monitoring of judges

first_imgForgot Password ? A tough job now awaits M. Syarifuddin, who is about to start his new role as Supreme Court (MA) chief justice, with many saying that he needs to restore public faith in the country’s judicial system by imposing stern sanctions against judges who violate its code of ethics.Syarifuddin, formerly the deputy chief justice for judicial affairs, won the majority vote during an election held in a plenary meeting attended by 48 justices on Monday, which was live-streamed on YouTube because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Syarifuddin replaces M. Hatta Ali, who is retiring at the end of this month.Having served as chief justice at the country’s highest court for eight years, Hatta has faced criticism for his failure in improving the judges’ compliance with the code of ethics. In 2019, for example, the Judicial Commission (KY) recommended sanctions against 130 judges for allege… Topics : Facebook Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google #SupremeCourt Supreme-Court Judicial-Commission #JudicialCommission judges ethicslast_img read more

Padres walk away with win over Dodgers

first_img“We’re definitely not finding ways to win games,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said.Before Tsao took the mound in the 11th inning, the Dodgers’ beleaguered bullpen was actually on the road to redemption, retiring 12 of 13 batters.But Tsao came in and gave up a leadoff single to Wil Myers. Two batters later, he gave up a walkoff home run to Melvin Upton Jr. – only he didn’t.The fly ball to left field was caught by Trayce Thompson at the wall, surprising everyone in the park – most obviously Upton who was caught on camera, mouthing, “Wow” as he walked to the Padres’ dugout.“The way he reacted, the way the crowd reacted I thought maybe he’d walked us off again,” Ellis said of Upton whose two-run home run in the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen was Friday’s sour flavor of the day for the Dodgers. “When Trayce catches it, in my head right there I’m thinking maybe we dodged a bullet.” Instead, it was Tsao’s aim that went awry. With two outs and the winning run on second, he walked the next two batters, loading the bases, and then walked Yangervis Solarte on four pitches to force in the winning run.During that disastrous 14-pitch sequence, Tsao got just one called strike and one foul ball.“The wheels came off a little bit with Tsao. Just couldn’t find the strike zone,” Roberts said. “I think he’ll say it himself that he was shocked by the loss of command and not being able to find the strike zone.“For a guy that closes (in the minors) and a veteran guy with good command that I’ve heard he has – any major-leaguer to lose it like that, yeah, it’s a shock.”The latest bullpen disaster wasted a night when Thompson and Alex Wood had both auditioned for hero status.Thompson gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning with a two-run home run that had the potential to settle a pitcher’s duel between Wood and Padres rookie right-hander Cesar Vargas. That ended a string of 11 1/3 scoreless innings for Vargas (promoted from Double-A earlier this season) over two starts against the Dodgers.And it was also all the offense the Dodgers gave Wood who remains winless in his past seven starts despite a 3.89 ERA in that time. He struck out a career-high 13 in six innings. In his past five starts, he has a 2.67 ERA with 43 strikeouts and only five walks.“He’s just been getting better and better as the season’s gone on,” said Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal who left the game in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his right foot. X-rays were negative.“After the Tampa Bay start even though he got hit, I told him whatever you’re doing keep doing it. Whatever you’re eating, keep eating it. That wasn’t a joke.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> Whatever malevolent strain of virus has infected the Dodgers’ bullpen, it acts fast.Chin-Hui Tsao was minding his own business in Oklahoma City a few days ago. Saturday night, he became the latest Dodgers reliever to let them down, walking in the deciding run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the San Diego Padres handed the Dodgers a second consecutive walkoff defeat, 3-2.The loss was the Dodgers’ sixth in the past seven games, a stretch that has seen the bullpen give up 17 runs in 23 innings and take three of the defeats. Nine of the Dodgers’ 23 losses this season have been pinned directly on relievers. Only the miserable Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds have more bullpen losses in the National League.“We’re finding different ways to lose games. I haven’t seen this one,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s a tough one. To try and defend it or find an answer, I’m having a hard time.”last_img read more

Griezmann fuels Manchester United rumours by making shock transfer revelation

first_img Antoine Griezmann: The striker recently said there was a ‘six out of 10’ chance of joining Man United 1 Antoine Griezmann has cast further doubt over his future at Atletico Madrid by admitting he is ‘ready to go’ in order to win trophies.The France striker revealed on Monday there was a ‘six out of 10’ chance of him joining Manchester United this summer.The 26-year-old has been consistently linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent months and it now seems there could be some substance to the speculation.Griezmann made the original admission on French TV on Monday and went a step further on Tuesday when speaking to L’Equipe.“Today, if I have to move, it will not be a problem for me,” said Griezmann.“It may be England, which is in fashion, Germany, China or the United States, I’m ready to go.”Atletico finished third in LaLiga and fell to a 4-2 aggregate defeat against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.Griezmann, who scored 26 goals for Atletico this season, added: “I want to win titles.“We finished third in LaLiga, it was the objective of the club, but we, the players, want more.“Winning titles is what I will look for this summer when deciding on my future.”last_img read more