Prabowo’s niece to run for deputy mayor in South Tangerang race

first_imgRahayu Saraswati Djojohadikusumo, a former TV presenter and legislator who is also a niece of Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, has been nominated as the deputy mayor candidate in the upcoming regional election in South Tangerang, Banten.Rahayu, a politician of the Gerindra Party that her uncle chairs, has been paired with incumbent South Tangerang administrative secretary Muhamad in their mayoral bid with the endorsement of Gerindra and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).Prabowo announced the candidate pair on Monday evening at his residence, with PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto in attendance. “May they [Muhamad and Rahayu] fight hard to defend and prioritize the interests of the people, as well as the progress and welfare of the people of South Tangerang,” said the former 2014 and 2019 presidential candidate as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: PDI-P recommends Prabowo’s niece for South Tangerang mayoral raceRahayu is the daughter of Prabowo’s youngest brother, businessman Hashim Djojojadikusumo. She previously served in the 2014-2019 session of the House of Representatives but failed to secure a seat in her 2019 reelection bid.Following the announcement, Gerindra South Tangerang executive chair Li Claudia Candra told tribunnews.com that she had called on all members and supporters of the party to promote the mayoral candidates.Meanwhile, executive chair Wanto Sugito of PDI-P’s South Tangerang branch said that the mayoral pair should expect the party to issue its official recommendation letter this week, noting that Hasto’s presence at the announcement signaled the party’s green light.Wanto also made assurances that the Hanura Party would join “the coalition” soon.Combined, the three parties have 17 seats in the South Tangerang Legislative Council, which meets the minimum 20 percent requirement – or 10 of the total 50 council seats – for a party to nominate a candidate.Read also: ‘Is it because I’m a woman?’: Gerindra lawmaker fumes over prayer reading snubEarlier, Hanura had said that it would support Muhamad’s pairing with a running mate from the Indonesia Solidarity Party. On Monday, however, executive chair Amar of Hanura’s South Tangerang branch said the party had shifted its support to Rahayu, as reported by tribunnews.com.South Tangerang municipality is among the 270 regencies and municipalities slated to elect their new leaders in the simultaneous regional elections in December. The city, considered a growing and hip satellite city of Jakarta, has attracted a number of electoral hopefuls, including incumbent deputy mayor Benyamin Davnie and Siti Nur Azizah, who is a daughter of Vice President Ma’ruf Amin.Political analysts have raised concern that this year’s regional elections could give rise to a new generation of political dynasties.Aside from Prabowo’s niece and the Vice President’s daughter, the elections will also see Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the 32-year-old eldest son of President Joko Widodo, running for mayor with PDI-P backing in their hometown of Surakarta, Central Java. (mfp)Topics :last_img read more

Dodgers face familiar ‘World Series or bust’ question

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Despite injury concerns down the stretch, Roberts said reliever Joe Kelly and third baseman Justin Turner would both be ready for Thursday’s Game 1.Kelly threw a 20-pitch bullpen session after throwing just six pitches in one game appearance over the past 13 days.“I got the thumbs up from him,” Roberts said. “So he’ll be ready to go on Thursday, in whatever capacity, whatever role.”Turner missed two weeks with an ankle injury, returned to play four games then missed the final five games of the regular season with a back issue. He took batting practice with the team Tuesday and got at-bats in a simulated game setting against Tony Gonsolin as well.Roberts said the ankle injury has healed and the Dodgers are confident a full week of rest will be enough to address the back.“Everything I get from the training staff, JT – he’ll be ready to go on Thursday,” Roberts said. “Right now where he’s at, I feel very confident he will be able to perform at his level come Thursday.”ALSODodgers shortstop Corey Seager was involved in a minor traffic accident on Tuesday afternoon. As Seager described it, he was passing a car parked on the side of the road when someone opened the driver’s side door. There was damage to both cars but no injuries.SERIES SCHEDULEGame 1: Nationals at Dodgers, Thursday, 5:37 p.m., TBSGame 2: Nationals at Dodgers, Friday, 6:37 p.m., TBSGame 3: Dodgers at Nationals, Sunday, TBA, TBSx-Game 4: Dodgers at Nationals, Monday, TBA, TBSx-Game 5: Nationals at Dodgers, Wednesday (Oct. 9), TBA, TBSx- if necessary “The ultimate goal is to win a championship. I know that. We know that,” Roberts said. “I just think that there’s a lot to get through a major-league season and to have the successes that we’ve had. But we haven’t accomplished the ultimate goal.”That another disappointing outcome in October could invalidate the work put in over the previous six months, however, was not something to which Roberts would agree.“That’s a tough one,” he said. “Obviously, right now where we’re at, what we’ve accomplished, we have a chance to be the best team in Dodgers history. The wins we’ve accumulated this year, it means a lot. … It takes a lot of people to get to where we’re at right now. The ultimate goal is to win 11 games in October. To look at it as a failure – it would certainly be very disappointing.“It’s tough. I’m not taking it lightly in the sense that … anything less than a championship would be unsatisfactory. That goes without saying. But to take away, to say that what everyone in this organization did – from scouts to player development to staff to players to coaches – if ultimately we’re not the last team standing, to say that it was a failed season, I think that takes away from a lot of hard work that people did.“But our only goal is to win a championship. The fans deserve it. The players deserve it. And we are equipped to accomplish our goal.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire center_img PreviousDave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers held a light workout on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium as they prepare for their best-of-five NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Thursday at 5:37 p.m. PT. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Pedro Baez of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, watches the team work out alongside president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will face the Washington Nationals in a best-of-five NLDS that begins on Thursday. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez, center of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles as the wildcard game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals plays on the scoreboard as they wait to find out who they will play in Game 1 of a National League division series baseball game during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Tony Gonsolin of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, watches the team work out alongside president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will face the Washington Nationals in a best-of-five NLDS that begins on Thursday. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Rick Honeycutt #40 of the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Justin Turner prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as the wildcard game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals plays on the scoreboard as they wait to find out who they will play in Game 1 of a National League division series baseball game during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, watches the team work out alongside president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will face the Washington Nationals in a best-of-five NLDS that begins on Thursday. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats as the wildcard game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals plays on the scoreboard as they wait to find out who they will play in Game 1 of a National League division series baseball game during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers along with manager Dave Roberts during a workout prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to the media prior to game one of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)The Dodgers held a light workout on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium as they prepare for their best-of-five NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Thursday at 5:37 p.m. PT. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 18The Dodgers held a light workout on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium as they prepare for their best-of-five NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Thursday at 5:37 p.m. PT. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The question has come to Dave Roberts at this time every year since he became manager of the Dodgers and even to Don Mattingly before him.It is as reliable a part of October as pumpkin spice and corn mazes.“I was waiting on that one,” Roberts said when it was asked of him following the Dodgers’ workout Tuesday night.After the most successful regular season in franchise history (106-56), with the Dodgers a clear favorite to reach the World Series for a third consecutive season, Roberts was again asked if the season would become a failure if the Dodgers don’t win the World Series this time. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start In fact, Roberts said this year’s team is better equipped to win a championship than any of the previous three he has managed in Los Angeles.“Experience certainly helps,” Roberts said. “Most of our guys have been through this. There are some young players that this will be new to. I think top to bottom it’s the best team we’ve had. The most important part of it is, you still have to go out there and win baseball games and play good baseball.“But I do think the experiences, the failures as far as getting to the World Series and not finishing, I think that’s at the forefront of all of our minds as far as the carrot out there, the focus.”Roberts said the NLDS roster decisions have been made and the starting pitchers have been informed of the rotation – but he wanted to “keep that under wraps” a little longer. He did say that September call-up Gavin Lux will be on the roster for the NLDS.“He’s earned it and he’s going to play,” Roberts said of Lux, who hit .240 in 23 September games as the starting second baseman against right-handed pitching.Related Articleslast_img read more