Jacksen Tiago: Boaz Solossa Pemain Luar Biasa

boasBola.net – Meski gagal membawa timnas Indonesia melaju ke putaran final Piala Asia 2015, Jacksen F Tiago disebut mampu membangkitkan semangat tim nasional yang sempat hilang.

Membaiknya semangat dan permainan Indonesia sendiri mendapat pengakuan dari lawan di Kualifikasi Piala Asia. Pelatih China, Fu Bo bahkan menyebut Indonesia kalah hanya karena strategi China lebih baik, sementara pelatih Irak, yang mengalahkan Indonesia 2-0, Hakeem Shakir memuji permainan Indonesia yang gagah berani dan membuat Irak terkejut.

Namun bagi Jacksen F Tiago, selain memuji peran penggawa Merah Putih, Indonesia patut bersyukur karena memiliki seorang Boaz Solossa dalam timnya. Menurutnya, Boaz merupakan pemain penting dan sumber inspirasi Skuat Garuda.

“Solossa adalah pemain luar biasa. Dia memberikan segalanya bagi Indonesia bukan hanya melalui gol, tapi juga inspirasi,” puji Jacksen.

“Dia memiliki visi yang bagus, tajam dalam urusan gol dan dapat mencetak gol lewat kedua kakinya,” tandasnya.

Ya, performa Boaz selama Kualifikasi Piala Asia 2015 memang tak bisa diabaikan. Dua gol yang mampu diciptakan Indonesia di babak kualifikasi sejauh ini merupakan sumbangsih pemain Persipura Jayapura tersebut. Masing-masing ke gawang Arab Saudi dan Irak.(fifa/dzi

Karate Indonesia Berhasil Menjadi Juara Umum di Kejuaraan Asia Tenggara

BANGKOK – Indonesia   menambah dua medali emas pada pertandingan hari terakhir Kejuaraan Karate Asia Tenggara (SEAKF) 2012 di Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, kemarin.  Alhasil, Merah Putih mengoleksi 9 medali emas, 8 perak, dan 12 perunggu.

Dengan sukses ini, Indonesia menjadi juara umum Kejuaraan Karate Asia Tenggara tersebut. Sementara posisi kedua Malaysia yang menorehkan 9 emas, 4 perak, dan 3 perunggu. Sedangkan tuan rumah Thailand berada di posisi ketiga dengan  5 medali emas, 7 perak, dan 11 perunggu.

Dua emas terakhir Indonesia berasal dari nomor kata perseorangan junior putri  dan junior kata beregu putri. Emas nomor kata putri diraih Mastura Nawar Kautsar yang mengalahkan karateka Vietnam Pham Thu Ha dengan skor 3-1 di partai puncak. Sedangkan nomor kata beregu kadet junior campuran menyabet medali emas setelah menundukkan tim kata beregu kadet junior tuan rumah dengan skor 2-1

Mastura Nawar Kautsar mengatakan, lawan terberatnya di nomor kata perseorangan adalah karateka Vietnam. Makanya, begitu bertemu karateka Vietnam di final, Nawar-panggilan akrabnya- tampil lebih fokus dan tidak terburu-buru.

“Saya tidak boleh melakukan kesalahan sekecil apa pun. Sebab, lawan bisa tampil lebih bagus. Alhamdulillah, saya rileks tanpa tekanan, sehingga mampu mempersembahkan medali emas,” kata Nawar.

Tim kata beregu putri Indonesia meraih medali emas setelah mengalahkan tim karateka tuan rumah. Uniknya, karateka tuan rumah beranggotakan laki-laki. Namun, tidak mampu menunjukkan penampilan terbaik. Penampilan mereka tidak cukup padu, sementara tim kata beregu campuran Indonesia yang diperkuat Nawar, Vina Aprilia, dan I Made  Sari  tampil solid.

“Kami menjaga kebersamaan agar tidak ada gerakan yang tidak sinkron, dan semua berjalan lancar sesuai harapan kami,” tutur Nawar.

Di sisi lain, Ketua Umum PB FORKI Hendardji Soepandji mengaku belum puas dengan hasil yang dicapai tim karate Indonesia meski target  lima medali emas yang dicanangkan sudah terlampaui.

“Akan ada evaluasi untuk tim agar persiapan menjelang SEA Games 2013 Myanmar benar-benar matang,” ujar Hendardji.

Mantan Komandan Pusat POM TNI AD ini menambahkan, penampilan karateka yang berhasil meraih emas seperti Stanley Soegianto (kata  perseorangan putra), Nawar (kata perseorangan putri), dan Vina Aprilia sangat luar biasa. Mereka akan dimatangkan sebagai bagian dari proses regenerasi. Sedangkan karateka senior, peformanya di luar harapan.

“Yang jadi harapan kami sebetulnya karateka senior. Tapi, di ajang ini mereka masih belum tampil maksimal. Karateka senior akan dimatangkan di Kejuaraan Dunia di Paris, Prancis, November mendatang dan Piala Kasad 2013,” tegasnya.

Hendardji tak keliru. Para karateka senior perlu mendapat pematangan untuk meningkatkan kualitasnya. Salah satunya, tentu memperbanyak jam terbang sebelum tampil di Myanmar. Dan, pilihan Kejuaraan Dunia Karate (WKF) di Paris, sebagai ajang uji coba, menjadi pilihan yang sangat tepat untuk mengetahui kualitas karateka Indonesia.

Meski begitu, Kejuaaraan Karate Asia Tenggara di Bangkok pun tetap akan jadi rujukan penting persiapan Indonesia menghadapi Myanmar 2013. Setidaknya, pasukan Merah Putih bisa membaca kekuatan-kekuatan  di Asia Tenggara nantinya.

Tapi, Indonesia masih punya waktu untuk terus meningkatkan kualitas. Sebab, SEAG 2013 Myanmar masih cukup lama. Apalagi, karate Indonesia juga sudah memulai pelatnas sejak 1 April 2012. ”Kami adalah cabanga olahraga pertama yang telah menggelar pelatnas. Semua itu kami lakukan agar mampu menjadi juara umum di Myanmar 2013,” ujar Hendardji. ***MR

*Source: PB-FORKI

Let The World Discover Karate

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WKF is to launch the first World Karate Day. Called the ‘K Day’, this event will take place worldwide next 7th October.

The ‘K Day’ aims to prove the WKF’s capability to mobilize our National Federations as well as demonstrate the unity of the Karate family in support of the Olympic Bid.

Main actions on this date may include Karate demonstrations in public and iconic places in cities around the world, as well as ‘open door days’ in dojos and clubs.

The motto: “Let the World discover Karate” says it all. This initiative is intended to bring new followers and practitioners to our sport and to show how spectacular Karate can be.

 

Sail Morotai 2012

This year, the race of sailboats Sail Indonesia will be held during the months of June to September. This race will put the island of Morotai in North Maluku as its target. the peak activity  event of Sail Morotai 2012 took place on September 14th 2012 in the Gulf of historic Daruba. The president of Republic of Indonesia opened the Sail Morotai event officially yesterday.

the theme of Sail Indonesia this year is “Towards a New Era Pacific Regional Economy”. Hopefully these activities not only to put Morotai into the map of world tourism destination but also to improve the economy of the Morotai itself.

Sail Morotai 2012  featured a variety of activities, such as: sailboats racing, International seminars, nautical sports, cultural festivals, and exhibition of various products of small and medium enterprises.

It presented approximately 120 sailboats enliven this international activity. The ships were not only depart from Darwin (Australia) but also from Davao (Philippines) and Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia). Overall, Sail Morotai is expected to attract around 5,000 visitors from Australia, the United States, Japan, and other countries.

Morotai Island is known as the “Pearl of the Pacific in the mouth”. A beautiful island with a huge marine potential. In the waters there are approximately 160 species of high economic value fish reaching 148,473.8 tons per year. Therefore, the region has the potential to be developed as an industrial area integrated maritime and fisheries and marine tourism and history.

Operation of Sail Morotai 2012, aims to put Morotai in the world tourism destinations as a tourist location history. This island does have an important historical value which is one of the first location of World War II. At that time, Allied forces under the command of General Douglas MacArthur landed on Morotai and defeated the Japanese army.

National University English Debating Championship (NUEDC) 2012

  NUEDC is an English debating competition at University level which is under controlled by Ministry of Education. It is a yearly event which is hold in order to  have 4 teams to represent Indonesia to World University Debating Championship (WUDC). NUEDC is taken part by region I – XII, and each region will send 8 teams to National. Last year, NUEDC was taken place at Diponegoro University in Semarang, West Java. There were 95 universities joined. This year, NUEDC will take place at STIKES Bali from June 22nd – 27th, and there will be 96 teams will compete to each other. before going to National, each team in each region will compete to each other to get the ticket to National. The teams that can break into the top 8, will represent their region for National Event. Here are the teams which are eligible to vie for National University English Debating Championship at STIKES Bali:

Region I (North Sumatra, Aceh)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara,  Universitas Sumatera Utara, STIE IT&B, STMIK Mikroskil, Politeknik LP3I Medan, Politeknik Negeri Medan,  Universitas Negeri Medan, Universitas Syiah Kuala

Region II (South Sumatra, Lampung, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung)
STBA Teknokrat,  Universitas Sriwijaya, Politeknik Sriwijaya, STKIP Muhammadiyah Pringsewu, STMIK Teknokrat, Universitas Bengkulu, Universitas Bina Darma, Universitas Lampung

Region III (Greater Jakarta, Banten)
Binus University, Universitas Indonesia,  Universitas Bakrie,  Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Atma Jaya, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Universitas Paramadina, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

Region IV (West Java)
Universitas Parahyangan, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Padjadjaran,  Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Institut Manajemen Telkom, Politeknik Manufaktur Bandung, Universitas Djuanda,   Universitas Wiralodra

Region V (Yogyakarta)
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, STMIK Amikom,  Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta,  Universitas Pembangunan Nasional,

Region VI (Central Java)
Universitas Diponegoro,  Universitas Negeri Semarang , IKIP PGRI Semarang, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto, Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret,

Region VII (East Java)
Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Politeknik Negeri Malang,  Universitas Jember, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik,  Universitas Trunojoyo

Region VIII (Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara)
Universitas Udayana, Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, STIKES Bali, Politeknik Negeri Bali, STIBA Saraswati, Universitas Mataram, Universitas Mahasaraswati, Universitas Nusa Cendana
Region IX (Sulawesi)
Universitas Hasanuddin, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Universitas Negeri Manado, Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, Politeknik Negeri Ujung Pandang, Universitas Islam Makassar,  Universitas Negeri Gorontalo,  Universitas Sam Ratulangi

Region X (West Sumatra, Jambi, Riau, Riau Islands)
Politeknik Batam, Universitas Jambi, Universitas Lancang Kuning, STBA Prayoga, Politeknik Negeri Padang,  Universitas Andalas, Universitas Internasional Batam,   Universitas Mahaputra Muhammad Yamin

Region XI (Kalimantan)
Universitas Palangkaraya,  Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Universitas Mulawarman,  Politeknik Tonggak Equator, STIKES Muhammadiyah Banjarmasin, Universitas Balikpapan, Universitas Islam Kalimantan,  Universitas Tanjung Pura

Region XII (Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, West Papua)
Universitas Pattimura,  Universitas Muhammadiyah Maluku Utara,  Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku,  Universitas Sains dan Teknologi Jayapura, Universitas Musamus Merauke, Universitas Negeri Papua,   Universitas Yapis Papua,  Politeknik Saint Paul

*The names in bolt are the regional champions.

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The Beauty of Kuta Beach

Kuta beach is one of  tourist destinations which is located in south of Denpasar, the capital city of Bali, Indonesia. Kuta is located in Badung regency. This area has become a mainstay tourist destination of Bali since 70’s. Kuta beach are often referred to sunset beach.  On the south, the beach is fenced by the airport’s runway, which gives the visitors a breathtaking landing experience. Kuta Beach bustles with tourists’ vendors and locals. It’s the most popular beach in Bali and the island’s number one party zone. The beach stretches as far north as the eyes can see. As short walk away north, the waves will invite to surfing. Rapid development and an influx of visitors haven’t kept the surfers away and Kuta still remains one of Bali’s best surfing beaches and a great place to enjoy a beach lifestyle.

While the surfers are still part of the Kuta scene, it’s the shopping, nightlife and party vibes that attracts thousands of visitors. There’s a huge choice of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment. The accommodation in Kuta range from a modest home stay for a few dollars a night to luxurious, five star, international hotels costing several hundred to several thousand dollars a night. Legian Street, situated directly behind the row of hotels that face the beach, is lined with shops of all varieties. We can find any Balinese handicrafts here, from the least expensive to the most exquisite; or unique stores such as the leather store staffed by two young Balinese men that will perfectly sculpt a leather jacket. (They are all extremely talented artists). _At night, Kuta is alive with night life. Western influences create discotheques, dance clubs, and pubs. Gastronomical demands inspire a multitude of restaurants, serving traditional Indonesian and Balinese food to various ethnic meals from Japan, Switzerland, etc. As if these were not enough, various Balinese dance performances are staged in Kuta every night. One of the best Kecak performances is found in Kuta.

A LETTER FROM MOM AND DAD (A HEART TOUCHING STORY)

It is probably a true story that happens to all parents outside. I got this when I watched a heart touching video on you tube. and I wrote this just to share with my beloved friends who really love their parents.  Hopefully after reading this, you will never leave your parents anymore and always take care of them, whenever and wherever they are….

 

A Letter From Mom and Dad

My child,
When I get old,
I hope you understand and have patience with me
In case I break a plate,
Or spill soup on the table because I’m loosing my eyesight,
I hope you don’t yell at me

Older people are sensitive.
Always having self pity when you yell
When my hearing gets worse and I can’t hear what you’re saying,
I hope you don’t call me “Deaf!”
Please repeat what you said or write it down

I’m sorry my child.
I’m getting older
When my knees get weaker,
I hope you have the patience to help me get up
Like how I used to help you while you were little,
Learning to walk
Please bear with me
When I keep repeating my self like a broken record,
I hope you just keep listening to me

Please don’t make fun of me, or get sick listening to me.
Do you remember when you were little and you wanted a balloon!?
You repeated yourself over and over until you got what you wanted

Please also pardon my smell
I smell like an old person
Please don’t force to shower
My body is weak
Old people get sick easily when they’re cold.
I hope I don’t gross you out.

Do you remember when you were little?
I used to chase you around because you didn’t want to shower
I hope you can be patient with me

When I’m always cranky
It’s all part of getting old
You’ll understand when you’re older
And if you have spare time,
I hope we can talk
Even for a few minutes
I’m always all by my self all the time
And have no one to talk to

I know you’re busy with work
Even if you’re not interested in my stories,
Please have time for me,
Do you remember when you were little?
I used to listen to your stories about your teddy bear.

When the time comes
And I get ill and bedridden,
I hope you have the patience to take care of me
I’m sorry
If I accidentally wet the bed or make a mess
I hope you have the patience to take care of me during the last few moment of my life

I’m not going to last longer, anyway
When the time of my death comes,
I hope you hold my hand
And give me the strength to face death

And don’t worry…
When I finally meet our Creator…
I will whisper in His ear
To BLESS you
Because you loved
Your Mom and Dad
Thank you so much for your care
We love you

With much love,
Mom and Dad