Kamis, 18 Agustus 2011

VIDEO CUBITAN MARINHO BERBUAH TAMPARAN


Panasnya duel Piala Super Spanyol antara Barcelona kontra Real Madrid selalu melahirkan cerita-cerita menarik. Salah satunya yakni cubitan entrenador Madrid, Jose Mourinho kepada asisten pelatih Barcelona, Tito Vilanova yang berbuah tamparan.

Insiden ini terjadi saat kedua tim terlibat dalam keributan jelang akhir pertandingan leg 2 Piala Super Spanyol, dini hari tadi. Cubitan Mourinho di pipi kanan Tito justru berbuah tamparan. Tito yang saat itu ikut dalam kerumunan, tampak kaget saat Mourinho mencubit pipinya. Ia langsung membalas dengan menampar telinga Mourinho.

Entah Mourinho bermaksud untuk bercanda atau tidak. Yang jelas, Mourinho pernah berteman dekat dengan Tito saat masih berada di Barcelona. Namun, panasnya pertandingan seakan membuat persahabatan keduanya terkubur.

Pada pertandingan di Camp Nou itu, Barcelona akhirnya tampil sebagai juara setelah menang tipis 3-2 atas Real Madrid sekaligus mengubah agregat akhir menjadi 5-4 buat keunggulan pasukan Josep Guardiola.

Gol Barca di pertandingan itu dicetak Andres Iniesta dan dua gol dari Lionel Messi. Sedangkan gol-gol Madrid dicetak Cristiano Ronaldo dan Karim Benzema. Pertandingan itu juga membuahkan tiga kartu merah dan sembilan kartu kuning. Kartu merah diterima Marcelo, Mesut Oezil dan David Villa. (one)

SENATOR AUSTRALIA BONGKAR SOGOKKAN UNTUK MENYIKSA SAPI SEBELUM DI SEMBELIH


Jakarta - Seorang Senator Australia yaitu Chris Back mengeluarkan pernyataan resmi dari seorang penjagal hewan Indonesia, bahwa penjagal itu dibayar untuk menyiksa sapi dan direkam.

Chris mengatakan dia mendapatkan informasi dari sumber terpercaya bahwa penjagal hewan di Indonesia dibayar Rp 150 ribu atau AUD 17 untuk menendang kepala hewan di depan kamera televisi, bahkan lebih jauh pekerja yang sama juga dipukuli dan istrinya diperkosa.
Sementara itu Senator Bull Heffernan yang menangani soal urusan pedesaan dan transportasi mengatakan, pernyataan dari Back mengungkap bahwa penjagal hewan di Indonesia juga mendapatkan bayaran Rp 50 ribu untuk adegan penyiksaan hewan yang direkam oleh kamera.

"Pagi ini kami bertemu secara formal dan menerima surat ini yang sekarang menjadi konsumsi publik. Dokumen tersebut diungkap oleh Senator Back," ujar Heffernan dikutip dari ABC, Kamis (18/8/2011).

Pernyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh Senator Back itu juga ditandatangani oleh Penjagal Hewan asal Binjai yaitu Ali Aman. Dia mengatakan menerima Rp 50 ribu dari orang asing untuk mengambil gambar dan video penyiksaan hewan.

"Saya mengakui menerima uang sebesar Rp 50 ribu dari orang asing di RPH (rumah potong hewan) Binjai saat mereka mengambil gambar dan video penyiksaan hewan," demikian isi pernyataan Ali Aman.

Ali Aman mengatakan surat pernyataannya tersebut dibuat tanpa adanya tekanan dari pihak manapun.

Video proses pemotongan sapi di beberapa RPH yang ditayangkan pada program ABC's Four Corners terkait kekerasan sapi sebelum dipotong sempat membuat heboh. Masalah ini melebar menjadi penghentian sementara pengiriman sapi bakalan ekspor Australia ke beberapa rumah potong hewan yang diduga melakukan kekerasan..

Dalam program televisi ABC's Four Corners pada Senin (30/5/2011), tayangan tersebut memunculkan bagaimana sapi-sapi ternak itu menderita saat dipotong karena matanya dicungkil, kepala sapi ditendang-tendang, buntutnya ditekuk, pemotongan lehernya dilakukan secara brutal dan tindakan kekerasan sapi lainnya.

Direktur Eksekutif Asosiasi Produsen Daging dan Feedlot Indonesia (Apfindo) Joni Liano mengatakan selain RPH Mabar di Medan, RPH Bayur Tangerang dan RPH Herman Lampung, ada 9 RPH lainnya yang distop pengiriman sapi Australia yaitu RPH Gondrong Tangerang, Zidin Karo Sumatera Utara, Tani Asli Deli Serdang, Binjai Sumut, Mataram NTB, Taliwang Sumbawa, Bubulak Bogor, Depok, Zbeef Lampung.
 

GOOGLE MASIH RAGU TANAM INVESTASI DI INDONESIA


GOOGLE MASIH RAGU TANAM INVESTASI DI INDONESIA
Jakarta - Pemerintah Indonesia sampai saat ini belum mendapatkan kepastian soal rencana investasi Google Inc di Indonesia. Pihak Google masih ragu untuk berinvestasi karena diminta membangun pusat data (data center).

Demikian disampaikan oleh Kepala Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal (BKPM) Gita Wirjawan kepada detikFinance, Kamis (18/8/2011).

"Mereka untuk sementara agak ragu untuk data center di Indonesia," jelas Gita.

Dikatakan Gita, Google secara spesifik meminta agar pusat datanya bisa di luar Indonesia. Memang Google enggan membangun pusat data karena alasan keamanan yang belum terjamin.

Sebelumnya Gita pernah mengatakan, Google Inc akan melakukan investasi yang lebih besar di Indonesia ketimbang Singapura, Malaysia, dan Thailand. Meski demikian, total investasi yang akan dikeluarkan belum bisa dipastikan.

Dengan adanya investasi Google itu, Gita meyakini akan membawa banyak keuntungan yang akan didapat oleh Indonesia. Gita menjelaskan, investasi dari Google akan menarik investasi dari pihak-pihak lain.

Namun ada beberapa kendala yang mereka inginkan untuk merealisasikan investasi di Indonesia, salah satunya pemasukan dari iklan (advertising revenue).Google masih ragu
Google masih ragu
Kendala lain yang diminta pihak Google sebelum melakukan investasi di Indonesia adalah tersedianya jaminan keamanan untuk pusat data yang akan dibangunnya.Google masih ragu

MIAMI SKANDAL IS SYMPTOM OF NCAA FLAWS

Kids unfolded maps looking for the proper residence hall. Parents pushed carts full of clothes, bedding and refrigerators. Housing workers pointed this way and that and tried to make everyone feel welcome.
A short walk away television trucks were lined up outside the Isadore Hecht Athletic Center, reporters doing live stand-ups to discuss a scandal complete with a Ponzi schemer, South Beach hooker parties and a stripper abortion.
The day should have been happy and hopeful here. Instead, it was humiliating.
Perhaps one day it’ll be humiliating enough to shame the leaders of these universities to end the untenable charade of their current athletic model. It will take a lot, a lot more than Nevin Shapiro, the man behind the Ponzi scheme, the parties, the abortion and the biggest case of extra benefits in history. Guilty administrators got rich and comfortable on the backs of purported amateurs. The only cost was their self-respect.
“I am upset, disheartened and saddened by the recent allegations,” school president Donna Shalala said in a statement Wednesday.
Those were her first words since the scandal broke, and they were as weak and worthless as they were late.
[Y! Sports probe: Miami booster spells out illicit benefits to players]
She was hiding somewhere on campus, hoping it would all blow away because that’s what college leaders do. Better to craft a statement than hold a press conference and wind up looking like an E. Gordon Gee-level buffoon.
Multiple sources say this photo was taken in Nevin Shapiro's VIP section at Opium Garden nightclub in Miami Beach in 2003. From left to right are Devin Hester, Shapiro and Vince Wilfork.
(Special to Yahoo! Sports)
Shalala couldn’t even be troubled to offer a concern or apology to her new football coach, Al Golden, or new basketball coach, Jim Larranaga, neither of whom ever met Shapiro but must deal with the fallout.
College athletics is killing itself whole, one hypocritical scandal at a time, yet any honest reform is almost impossible to envision. We’re not talking about the too-little, too-late band-aids sprouting from last week’s vaunted NCAA retreat, one that featured no less than Shalala.
The whole system needs to go. The whole concept needs to be redone.
The problem is that the same rulebook that causes so many of these humbling hangovers also makes so much cash for the people that write and supposedly enforce it.
Until the shame outbalances the revenue, what’s the motivation to change?
Most of the thousands of violations Shapiro doled out were small stuff, the enormity of the scandal more the totality of it all and the seeming blind eye Miami turned.
[Video: Miami practices amid allegations]
Guys wanted to party on a yacht. Guys wanted to drink free in a VIP section of a nightclub. Guys wanted some cash, or a mansion to hang out in, or some extra money for a big hit, or maybe even the wildest of parties.
It’s not abnormal behavior from 20-year-olds.
Junker
Except in the mind of the NCAA, which is so far backward, it’s wasting time arguing over whether offering players a minor monthly stipend will cut too far into the adults’ gravy train.

The truth is no one respects the rules of amateurism – not the players and certainly not the administrators. They don’t embrace the austerity that should come from operating a system that, for tax-avoidance purposes, is hyped as just some extracurricular pursuit.
Know this about Nevin Shapiro: He rained down millions on Miami players during an eight-year spread, yet he didn’t come close to the levels of gifts and graft that former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker lavished on athletic directors, presidents and conference commissioners.
Shapiro took scores of players out on his $1.6 million yacht. It didn’t cost nearly as much as the Orange Bowl spent in 2010 to provide 40 athletic directors and four conference commissioners (plus spouses) with a four-day Caribbean cruise.
[* Yahoo! Sports Radio: Luther Campbell on Miami scandal]
Hocutt
Included in that junket? Then-Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt.
College athletics is about getting your palm greased. And nobody has its hand out like the already well-paid folks running the show.
If a bowl director is willing to pay off an AD so his sweetheart contract stays intact, hey, that’s business. If a player takes a fraction of the same thing, he’s suspended.
If that’s the deal, fine. Just don’t be so surprised that the players and boosters look at the administrators’ corruption and shrug off their own. Just stop thinking the student-athletes are too na├»ve to understand that everyone above them is being paid handsomely and will still beg and grab for every last quarter rolling down the street.
This isn’t 1955 anymore.
Dee

You think Miami players were rushing to get to know Nevin Shapiro? You ought to see administrators on a Nike retreat or when a television network asks for a game to be swapped or someone projects that there’s a couple extra bucks in conference mega-expansion.
Besides, the grown-ups leeched to Shapiro as hard and fast as the unpaid players. The promise of his donations overwhelmed any bit of restraint.
In 2001, Miami athletic director Paul Dee, who would later chair the NCAA’s committee on infractions and dole out hypocritical punishments, oversaw a department that gave freshman Willis McGahee a mentor: Nevin Shapiro, convicted felon. (Shapiro pleaded guilty to felony assault in 1995; he’s now serving a 20-year federal prison term for bilking investors in a $930 million Ponzi scheme.)
Then there was that now infamous picture of Shalala at a bowling alley eyeballing a check Shapiro had written for $50,000, the promise that thousands might one day turn to millions practically dancing above her head.
Miami photo gallery [Photo gallery: Miami booster parties with athletes]
The people running college athletics are desperate for money – for themselves and their salaries and their facilities, for their private planes and their comped cars and their golf-course memberships.
They want to avoid paying players and taxes as if they run a little league, then get paid and pampered like they run the NFL.
Everyone is chasing the cash. Everyone was chasing Nevin Shapiro.
Now the truth has come out. The old charade has been exposed again, a parade of players seeking an under-the-table handout from an out-of-control booster.
So here come the ugly headlines and the prepared statements and the wringing hands calling for another summit or retreat or task force to discuss not changing much of anything.
It should’ve been a perfect day at the U, all these bright-eyed teens and proud parents carrying boxes on the first day of the rest of their life. Instead, the same old greedy scandal hung once again in the air, a school soiled by sports.
Freshmen moving in, Donna Shalala and company hiding out.