Recalling the horror of that night, Joni, who has chosen to use a pseudonym to protect his identity, explained how he confronted Lukas Lucky Ngalngola, the director of Joni’s orphanage, whom the boys referred to as the “night bat”. He said Lukas begged for forgiveness for “making a mistake” and got to his knees and kissed Joni’s feet.Joni, who was 19 years old at the time, did not know what to do next with Lukas, or Brother Angelo as he styled himself. Joni wanted to hit Angelo, his sole guardian and the head of the Kencana Bejana Rohani orphanage in Depok, West Java, where Joni and dozens of other children lived under Angelo’s care.But Joni could not think straight.“I rushed to the chapel. I asked God to forgive my sin and his.” It was an hour past midnight on Sept. 9, 2019, when Joni, a teenage boy living in an orphanage, was awakened by what he described as a “painful feeling” on his genitals. When he opened his eyes, he beheld a nightmare.“He was there. He was shocked,” Joni said. “I put on my pants and chased him down the stairs.”“’What did you do to me, Brother? Why did you pull [my pants] down?’” Joni later went upstairs to wake up the cook, Yosina, also known as Mama Ejon, and poured his heart out in tears. “I couldn’t bear it any longer. I told her everything and asked her what to do. Mama told me to report him to the police.”Read also: Abused and frightened, orphanage boys cry for help but the state, church fail themYosina confirmed Joni’s story, adding that she encouraged him to talk about the matter first with a caretaker named Aloysius Tolok, also known as Alo.Joni’s courage to speak up eventually inspired other boys living under Angelo to open up to the adults they knew. Angelo, a member of the Blessed Sacrament Missionaries of Charity (BSMC) congregation, based in the Philippines, was arrested by the Depok Police on Sept. 14, 2019.However, he was released after three months in detention because the police failed to complete the dossiers required for the prosecution to bring the case to court.Joni was one of eight boys who shared their stories with Tirto.id in two separate interviews on Aug. 12 and 22, as part of a collaboration with The Jakarta Post.Some of the boys said they were molested, others that they had endured physical abuse. All of them called their alleged abuser, Angelo, the kelelawar malam (night bat) as they said he would carry out his terror in the middle of the night, usually at around 1 a.m., dressed in black.Unlike Joni, who confronted his molester, the other boys were too confused or disoriented to take immediate action. Some thought they had been drugged, noting that they had discovered their pants either unzipped or taken off.Lorenzo, who has also chosen a pseudonym for this article, recalled finding his pants unzipped one day when he woke up. “I did not know what he [Angelo] did to me. I was unconscious.”Lorenzo said he was convinced that Angelo had molested him. He recalled the nights when he and some other boys caught Angelo in the act but were unable to accuse their sole provider.“We could not say anything because our lives were in Angelo’s hands. We could not fight back, even though we were hurt, because we were certain that no one would support us,” Lorenzo said.“We have nobody here. We live far away from our parents. We did not know where to go to report [our experience]. Also, we did not know what would happen to us if we reported [Angelo],” he said. “Who would pay for our school fees? Our parents are poor. We also couldn’t go home because we didn’t have money for transportation.”Read also: Justice delayed, denied for victims of sexual abuse in Catholic ChurchIn an attempt to prevent Angelo from preying on other boys, Lorenzo and other older boys would take turns on night watch, blocking the doors to their rooms with beds to prevent Angelo from sneaking in. But additional boys believed they were molested during this period.Paul, for example, said he witnessed Angelo engage in oral sex with orphanage residents at least three times. Paul believed he was probably molested as well but could not remember because he believed he had been drugged.Like his friends, Paul, who was 16 at the time and has chosen a pseudonym for this article, could not bring himself to publicly accuse his alleged molester.“Our anger would instantly fade away when we looked him in the eyes, as if he was magic.”Paul, who is related to Angelo by blood, said Angelo would take the boys to the cinema “as a treat” so they would forget the predation. “And he would promise not to repeat it, which he never kept.”As the night bat continued his abuse, the boys brought the matter to Alo, who suggested they make peace with the situation, an idea the boys helplessly submitted to until Joni spoke up.But everything changed after Joni reached out to other adults. Other boys from Kencana Bejana Rohani followed suit and discussed their stories with caregivers and some Catholic brothers at their local church. Some of the children told the principal of a school they attended. The principal later contacted the National Child Protection Agency (KPAI).Eventually, three of the boys – Lorenzo, Joni and Simone – worked up the courage to give their testimonies to the Depok Police in a case filed by activist Farid Ari Fandi against Angelo – who had been detained.Two of the boys were about to undergo a physical examination at the police office when all three were picked up by someone who the police failed to identify. Investigators only managed to examine one boy.The police said they could not continue the legal process because they had not completed the dossiers required for the prosecution to bring the case to court. The claimed this was because they could not find the boys.Angelo walked free on Dec. 8, 2019.Poverty lured children into Angelo’s netAccording to a document the Post obtained from the Law and Human Rights Ministry, which certifies nonprofit foundations operating in the country, Angelo registered Kencana Bejana Rohani as a charity foundation on Dec. 14, 2015. The document lists him as founder and chairman. But, according to Darius Rebong, Angelo’s acquaintance, Angelo had been operating the orphanage under the same name since 2007.Read also: Time for Catholic Church to decide which side of history it is onIn addition to Kencana Bejana Rohani, Angelo had also established another charity foundation, Fajar Cahaya Harapan. A document from the ministry shows that it was registered on April 14 of this year.The children who lived at Angelo’s orphanage came from different parts of the country. Some, like Lorenzo and Joni, were from villages in North Sumatra, while others were from Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara.Yet all of them shared similar backgrounds, ones of poverty and limited access to education.Many of the children who lived under Angelo’s care still had parents. The parents entrusted Angelo with their children because of promises of a brighter future, according to the boys.Angelo was able to reach out to more boys with the help of those who had first joined his institution. Some of the boys who came from North Sumatra said they learned of Angelo and his education charity program from a person named Pilipus, one of the first boys that Angelo took in and a person they considered a friend.Simone, not his real name, from North Sumatra, for example, said he did not know Angelo until he joined the orphanage.“I knew him from Pilipus. At first my parents did not allow me to go because they were afraid that I might fall into human trafficking. They changed their mind after Pilipus convinced them. Pilipus had joined [the orphanage],” said Simone.Like Simone, Lorenzo decided to leave his parents in a North Sumatra village for Depok after being convinced by Pilipus. Lorenzo described Pilipus as Angelo’s “right hand” man whose job was to “win the hearts of parents”.The children from Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara said they learned of Angelo either from family members or acquaintances of family members.Only a few parents found out about Angelo’s alleged abuse, according to the boys. Some of those who knew confronted Angelo but decided to keep the matter to themselves after Angelo agreed to continue to pay for their children’s education until graduation.“So all that suffering, all that wrongdoing – the children put it out of their minds, so to speak. They were aware, but they were putting it out of their minds for the sake of their future,” Farid told the Post.Darius took over Angelo’s role as the guardian of the orphanage after his arrest because of what Darius referred to as “an agreement” between the two. He has been taking care of the children since and has been reaching out to donors to help support the children under his care.Topics :
Governments should consider action to foster more private-sector investment in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to Europe’s largest investor.Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which runs the NOK8.6tn (€879bn) Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) in Oslo, wrote in a paper: “Achieving the SDGs, in both developed and developing countries, could contribute to the long-term return of the fund through increased economic resilience.”In an Asset Manager Perspectives discussion paper, NBIM said people often assumed that, in order to meet the financing needs of the SDGs, the huge level of savings around the world could be matched with sustainable investment opportunities.However, it argued that if such projects offered an attractive risk-related return, then capital would naturally flow to them already. NBIM went on to paint a more complex picture. “An important hurdle to investing in SDG-supportive projects is that the costs of unsustainable business practices are frequently not borne by the producers, but by society, or other businesses at large,” the manager said.“Sustainable investments may also create additional costs in the short run, while the benefits may only accrue in the long run.”It argued that governments could introduce market-based mechanisms to incentivise companies and individuals to internalise the costs of the pollution and environmental damage they caused.NBIM also said that a longer investment horizon could also help match initial costs with revenues further into the future. “Recent research indicates that some of the currently employed long-run discount rates for climate change abatement investments may be too high, depressing the attractiveness of such investments,” it said.Governments could also make co-investments and cooperate more closely with the private sector, it suggested, and consider aligning financial incentives with the SDGs through public policies and regulatory frameworks.NBIM said that, apart from providing long-term capital and promoting value creation at companies, it invested in 38 developing markets, and in firms selling or developing products or services for a more environmentally-friendly economy. It also actively excludes companies with “unsustainable business practices that may impede progress towards the SDGs”.
Increased market awareness of climate change impacts could add as much as 3% to investor returns in “less than a year”, according to a report from Mercer.In a follow-up to its acclaimed 2015 climate change report, the consultancy said new short-term stress-test analyses – requested by its investor clients – had demonstrated how “longer-term return impacts could manifest as shorter-term climate-related market repricing events”.If markets priced in global temperatures rising by 2⁰C above pre-industrial levels – the scenario central to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change – this could result in a positive repricing of as much as 3% in less than 12 months, Mercer’s analysis found.However, if markets priced in a temperature rise of 4°C, the consultancy said the repricing could be negative by as much as 3%. “Testing an increased probability of a 2°C scenario or a 4°C scenario with greater market awareness, even for the modelled diversified portfolios, results in +3% to -3% return impacts in less than a year,” said Mercer.According to the consultancy, it was important to overlay such analysis with an opinion on the likelihood of such developments.The consultancy said that, for a variety of reasons, it did not believe markets were fully pricing in climate change, but that it viewed increasing climate awareness in market pricing to be more likely than decreasing awareness.This, it added, supported the idea of a premium that could be harnessed from a transition to a low-carbon economy.“Although a 2⁰C scenario definitely still presents transition risk – especially for portfolios aligned to a 3⁰C or 4⁰C [scenario] – opportunistic investors can target investment in the many mitigation and adaptation solutions required for a transformative transition,” said Mercer.In two sample portfolios used by Mercer, the sustainability-themed version was almost 0.2% a year better off between now and 2030.2⁰C scenario ‘most beneficial’ for investorsMercer said its updated climate scenario investment modelling strengthened the case for investors working to keep average warming to below 2°C.In the report – dubbed ’Investing in a Time of Climate Change – the Sequel’ – the consultancy modelled three climate change scenarios: 2°C, 3°C and 4°C average global temperature increases over pre-industrial levels. These were each modelled over three timeframes: to 2030, 2050, and 2100.Mercer said the results of its analysis emphasised why a scenario in which average warming was kept to below 2°C was “most beneficial” for long-term investors.The current trajectory, according to Climate Action Tracker, is for warming of 3.3°C above pre-industrial levels. A separate climate change monitoring tool operated by asset manager Schroders reported that the predicted temperature rise was 3.9°C as of the end of 2018.Mercer said its findings “strengthen the argument for investor action on climate change and suggest greater attention is required on how investors will actively support the transition to a 2°C scenario”.Investing for a 2°C world was “both an imperative and an opportunity,” the consultancy said. For nearly all asset classes, regions and timeframes, a 2°C scenario lead to enhanced projected returns compared with higher forecast temperatures.Mercer added that there were “many notable investment opportunities enabled in a low-carbon transition”.Testing the scenariosThe consultancy applied its modelling to two sample asset allocations: a diversified growth allocation, and a similar portfolio with explicit allocations to sustainability-themed investments in multiple asset classes.“In the two sample portfolios, there is a return opportunity to 2030 of between 0.1% and 0.3% [per year] in a 2°C scenario, compared to -0.07% [a year] in a 4⁰C scenario,” said Mercer. “To 2100, a 4⁰C scenario leaves each portfolio down more than 0.1% [a year] compared to a 2⁰C scenario.”Helga Birgden, global business leader for responsible investment at Mercer, added: “The modelling shows that greater inclusion of sustainable assets into portfolios can enhance returns. The evidence is compelling and reinforces the findings made in Mercer’s 2015 climate change report, supporting greater urgency for action to achieve a well-below 2°C scenario.”The report can be downloaded here.
A joint venture between Hibiscus Petroleum and 3D Oil has been granted renewal of exploration permit VIC/P57 in the Gippsland Basin offshore Australia for a further five year term.3D Oil said on Wednesday that the extension was granted to a joint venture of Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd (CHPL) and Gippsland Hibiscus, both subsidiaries of Malaysian company Hibiscus Petroleum, and 3D Oil. Hibiscus is the concession operator.The permit has been optimized for an area dense with high potential leads and prospects including at least one gas prospect.3D Oil added that a thorough prospectivity review was conducted throughout the last 18 months which revealed that VIC/P57 contains significant remaining commercial potential.Six leads and prospects were identified, the highest value of these include the Felix and Pointer prospects.Felix is a classic, low-risk Upper Latrobe Group oil and gas target, located between the Wirrah discovery and Moonfish field. The Pointer prospect is a Type II AVO supported gas prospect with a best estimate prospective resource of 235 BCF. It is at shallow drilling depths (less than 2,000 meters), situated in shallow water and close to existing infrastructure.3D Oil said that the minimum guaranteed work-program, to be fulfilled within the first three years of the renewal term, includes 230 square kilometers of seismic reprocessing accompanied by geological and geophysical studies.This will determine the most likely structural configuration and accurate oil and gas volume of the Felix prospect, provide a clearer understanding of the Pointer AVO anomaly and, assess the Emperor sub-group stratigraphy for additional gas prospects.According to CGG, who is currently undertaking the Gippsland ReGeneration Reprocessing project, there are many areas of improvement that will undoubtedly result in enhanced imaging of the sub-surface.These techniques have recently been applied in the eastern Gippsland Basin, at the previously poorly understood Dory gas discovery.
Japan-based Imabari Shipbuilding held a naming ceremony for the new 14,000 TEU container vessel YM Wellbeing on September 18, 2018. The vessel is the first from the batch of five boxships Taiwan’s shipping firm Yang Ming Marine chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the shipowning arm of Imabari.The cotainership giant is the 16th 14,000 TEU vessel to join Yang Ming’s global container fleet.The new ship is designed with a nominal capacity 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. It features a length of 366.44 meters and a beam of 51.2 meters.Yang Ming informed that it plans to deploy the new ship in THE Alliance’s MD2 service as of October 5. The ports of call are in the following order: Pusan–Qingdao–Ningbo–Shanghai–Kaohsiung–Shekou–Singapore–Piraeus–La Spezia–Genoa–Fos Sur Mer–Piraeus–Singapore–Hong Kong–Pusan.The company added that, with the newbuilding, it will gain more strength in the competitive market through this robust network and deliver more efficient and comprehensive services.
Tonight begins the sectional round of the state football playoffs. Unlike many other states, all Indiana schools make the playoffs despite their season record. Two of the area schools with the best chances of advancing seem to be in the EIAC. East Central and Lawrenceburg are both highly ranked in the state. Two other area schools finished their seasons very strongly. They are Milan who finds themselves in a highly competitive sectional, and Batesville who also has ranked teams in their sectional.Since everyone enters the sectional 0-0, who is to say that any team could not go on and win? This is the nice part of the Indiana playoff system. Good luck to all the area teams.
EC AquaTrojans remains perfect on the season defeating OA and Lawrenceburg on Thursday in Lawrenceburg.Girls : EC 164, LBurg 80, OA 40.Boys: EC 166, LBurg 65, OA 40.Individual winners include: Ethen Witte- 200 Freestyle; Klay Shipman – 200 IM; Aly Bailey – 1 meter diving; Noah Arnold – 1 meter diving; Lydia Weber – 100 Butterfly; Jackson Ketcham – 100 Butterfly; Kyra Hall – 100 Freestyle; Matthew Badinghaus – 100 Freestyle; Owen Matthew – 500 Freestyle; Hannah Weber – 100 Backstroke; Zach Bovard – 100 Backstroke; Alexis deLong – 100 Breaststroke; Alex Ketcham – 100 Breaststroke.EC went 1-2 in all 6 relays tonight. EC stands 5-0 on the girls side and 3-0 on the boys side.East Central looks to claim the Dearborn County Championship on Tuesday as they travel to South Dearborn.Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
Pitching dominated the game Friday night, but Franklin County was able to get just enough run support to defeat Knightstown 3-1. With the win the Wildcats run their record to 10-3 on the year as the Panthers record fell to 6-5.After throwing a no-hitter in her previous outing, Kamryn McCool was dominant again in the circle. She allowed just one hit to Knightstown in seven innings of work. McCool gave up one unearned run on one hit, two walks, and thirteen strikeouts. McCool’s record on the season is now 6-1 on the year.C Carlton took the loss for Knightstown. She surrendered three runs on three hits over three and a third innings, striking out one.Franklin County did their damage on the scoreboard in the third inning. A lead off single by Tessa Harper got the inning started for the Wildcats. Then a sacrifice bunt by Izzy Hoff moved the runner into scoring position. Next, back to back Knightstown errors allowed Harper to score from second, and set up the Wildcats with runners on second and third with one out. Kamryn McCool made Knightstown pay for their mistakes by driving a 1-1 pitch into deep left field for a double and driving in two more runs for the Wildcats.The Wildcats only had four hits for the game. McCool went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Wildcats in hits, while Tessa Harper and Maggie Wendel each added a single of their own.Franklin County will be back in action on Tuesday night as the Wildcats travel to Batesville for an EIAC matchup with the Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm.An early lead helped Franklin County defeat Knightstown 11-5 on Friday. The Wildcats were able to take the lead in the first inning and never looked back. With the victory, the Wildcats were able to end their losing and improve their record to 3-6 on the season.The Wildcats JV started the offense in the first inning when Laura Hildebrand and Sarah Bare scored on a single by Morgan Bare. Morgan later scored on a double by Emily Wendel to make the score 3-1 after the first.Franklin County added four more runs in the second inning. Laura Hildebrand, Wendel, and Kaylynn Rauch all drove in runs in the frame.Sarah Bare was the winning pitcher for the Wildcats JV. She lasted four innings, allowing six hits and five runs, three earned while striking out two. Karlie Hahn finished off the game for Franklin County throwing an inning of relief out of the bullpen. Hahn struck out the side in the top of the fifth to finish off the Panthers.Mattie took the loss for Knightstown. She went three innings, allowing 11 runs on 12 hits and striking out two.Franklin County Wildcats tallied 12 hits on the game. Abby Orschell, Bare, Wendel, Bare, and Hahn each collected two hits to lead the Wildcats.Franklin County’s JV will be back in action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Batesville to take on the Bulldogs. First pitch is scheduled to follow the conclusion of the varsity contest.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
“How else could he have got into more or less top shape? Only on steroids, there’s no other option. “In my third or fourth year, when everybody weight trained, my friends brought nandrolone. I injected myself, to look good, to have a good body. “I remember my muscles were like rocks. I looked in the mirror and realized it wasn’t for me. Tyson has been linked with a comeback bout against 57-year-old Evander Holyfield. read also:Mike Tyson may die in comeback fight, Whyte warns The pair are said to be in talks about a Middle East comeback clash despite their combined age of 110. It also emerged this week Tyson once stormed into Donald Trump’s office and raged: “Are you f***ing my wife?!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Mike Tyson has taken steroids to get back in shape, according to an outlandish claim made by MMA star, Sergei Kharitonov. Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson Iron Mike has been back in the gym ahead of a shock comeback age 53. But Bellator heavyweight Kharitonov reckons the boxing icon’s impressive physique has not come naturally. The Russian MMA fighter who last month said he would like to face Iron Mike said that kind of body can “only” be obtained with steroids at his age. In a recent interview Sport Express, he said: “He’s juiced up, but it’s fine. There won’t be any doping-control. “He’s taken testosterone, and some kind of health products. There’s no resentment towards Tyson here for that. He’s 53 years old.Advertisement