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Jokowi honors critics Fadli Zon, Fahri Hamzah

By on October 19, 2020

first_img“According to the notification from the House, our appointment was made because we were a part of the House leadership,” he said.Having served as a lawmaker for 15 years, Fahri started his political career as an MPR member during the transition period from former president BJ Habibie to former president Abdurahman “Gus Dur” Wahid in early 2000s. The former student activist is also popular for his Twitter wit.Indonesia Political Review executive director Ujang Komarudin saw the medals as the government’s attempt to compromise with its critics.”The government wants the political climate to be more productive, especially now that both Fadli and Fahri seem to have gotten closer to the government,” he said.Ujang added that less criticism could also affect public perception ahead of the 2020 regional elections, in which several children of people in power, including Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, are running for office.“Fadli’s party is already in the government coalition and we’ve seen Fahri approaching the government through [a new political party] recently,” he said, referring to Fahri’s visit to the State Palace on July 20.Read also: Jokowi’s power consolidation buries outspoken oppositionFadli and Fahri have been absent from the public sphere after Jokowi consolidated power at the beginning of his second term last year, effectively reducing the opposition in the House by over a third. They are no longer as vocal as before, despite still making public appearances and remaining active on social media.UI political observer Cecep Hidayat said there was nothing unusual about awarding the medals to Fadli and Fahri as it did not violate any regulations, noting that the move would not have a significant impact on them.“It’s not like giving away seats in the government. The medals are a symbol of appreciation for Fadli’s and Fahri’s roles [as lawmakers].”Cecep also believes that Fadli and Fahri would not be silenced after receiving the medals.“It seems highly unlikely that they will shut their mouths just because of the medals.”Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono said the office had gone through the proper procedures in awarding the medals, which included verifying the recipients’ achievements and contributions.The President also awarded the Bintang Jasa Utama, the first class of the Bintang Jasa, to six recipients, namely former House of Representatives speaker Bambang Soesatyo of the Golkar Party, MPR deputy speakers Ahmad Basarah of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and Ahmad Muzani of the Gerindra Party, as well as former House deputy speaker Utut Adianto of the PDI-P. Fadli, who is currently still serving as a lawmaker in the House for the 2019-2024 period, is deputy chairman of the Gerindra Party, a party in Jokowi’s coalition that was part of the government opposition before the 2019 general election.  He was known as an influential student activist during his undergraduate years at the University of Indonesia (UI). He entered the national political scene following his appointment as a member of the People’s Representatives Assembly (MPR) representing the youth between 1997 and 1999.“Despite challenges and conflicts, we have carried out our duties according to the Constitution,” Fadli said on Monday, assuming the President was considering his success in leading the House in 2014 to 2019.Fahri, who has parted ways with the opposition Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and is no longer a lawmaker, also said he might be honored because of his service at the House.     Topics :center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo honored on Thursday two of his most fervent critics and former House of Representatives deputy speakers, Fadli Zon and Fahri Hamzah, with Bintang Mahaputera Nararya medals, one of the country’s highest civilian honors.According to the Honors and Awards Law, Bintang Mahaputera medals are bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated distinguished services in various fields that contribute significantly to the state and the nation’s development, welfare and prosperity.Both seasoned politicians, Fadli and Fahri, were known as outspoken opposition figures and critics of Jokowi’s policies during the President’s first term.last_img read more

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Gold Coast real estate: ‘My family wanted Utopia — so I built it’

By on October 6, 2020

first_img11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba is going to auction on February 21.JOHN and Caroline Carrett develop resorts for a living so it’s no surprise their family home resembles one.From a tennis court, lap pool, spa, soccer field to a built-in aquarium, billiard room, gym and cinema, their Mudgeeraba mega mansion is more resort-like than house. 11 Jarema Drive, Mudgeeraba. Fancy some tennis? The kitchen. The property is a sight to see from the air.From a sewing room library, cloak room and separate studio pavilion, no expense has been spared. “It’s a lovely house with plenty of room,” he said. “Everyone has their own space.”Most of the living areas are on the ground floor and flow outside with alfresco areas overlooking both the tennis court and pool. The kitchen offers a raft of luxury features including breakfast bar, island bench topped in hi-tech solid surfaces, walk-in pantry, two dishwashers and a bar with a bi-fold window server. The in-built aquarium.With five children, the location was paramount. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our kids were at Somerset College and Caroline was driving many miles each day from Palm Beach. Living here has been so convenient; we’re two minutes to the school and two minutes to Robina Town Centre yet we are surrounded by wallabies.” The house took 15 months to build and another 12 months to finish the landscaping.Upon entry to the 9841sq m acreage retreat, it’s obvious it’s is something special. Relax poolside.There are also two ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor. The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs along with the library and another sitting area. Entertaining has played a big role for the Carrett family with birthdays and graduation parties popular. The library.center_img Relax in one of the nine living areas. Relax poolside.“We have had rock bands down on the tennis court as well as jumping castles. It’s been a great family home with a lot of good times.” The family are selling, with plans to downsize on the Coast.The pair are taking the property to auction on February 21 through Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal. There is no shortage of space in this kitchen! Another living area features the aquarium as a feature. Another courtside living area.A winding driveway through a “rainforest jungle” creates a sense of tranquillity while a Port cochere entry provides a grand welcome. The huge 1343sq residence has six bedrooms including four with their own private lounges, a commercial-scale kitchen, bar, 10-car basement and nine different living areas.High ceilings, wide hallways, hardwood flooring and floor-to-ceiling glass enables the interiors to combine with the tropical setting. The sprawling property is more resort-like than house.The initial house brief was simple: “I promised the kids Utopia many years ago and I had to deliver on it,” Mr Carrett said.“Our background is in motel resort development so we just wanted to build something along those lines.”The pair bought the 9841sq m block at 11 Jarema Drive in 2007; they had the first pick of exclusive Jabiru Estate.“We bought the first block here,” Mr Carrett said. “When we first bought it there was just a sign out the front that said ‘interested?’ with a phone number.” last_img read more

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Tokyo 2020: IOC to continue to follow WHO on Coronavirus’ issue

By on September 26, 2020

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way The IOC will continue to follow the advice of WHO, as the leading United Nations agency on this topic. The IOC EB expressed its thanks to WHO for its continued valuable advice and cooperation. It also praised the great unity and solidarity of the athletes, National Olympic Committees, International Federations and governments. It welcomed their close collaboration and flexibility with regard to the preparations for the Games, and particularly the qualification events. All stakeholders continue to work closely together to address the challenges of the coronavirus. Read Also:IOC ‘fully committed’ to Tokyo Games despite virus: Olympics chief The IOC EB encourages all athletes to continue to prepare for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The IOC will keep supporting the athletes by providing the latest information and developments, which are accessible for athletes worldwide on the Athlete365 website. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has expressed its full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, taking place from 24 July to August 9 2020. The IOC EB heard a report on all the measures taken so far to address the coronavirus situation, which was followed by a comprehensive discussion. A joint task force had already been created in mid-February, involving the IOC, Tokyo 2020, the host city of Tokyo, the government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO). The IOC EB appreciates and supports the measures being taken, which constitute an important part of Tokyo’s plans to host safe and secure Games.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Balogun: Draw against Charlton not the best we could offer

By on September 24, 2020

first_img Balogun featured for the duration of the game along with Egypt international and Wigan captain Sam Morsy. The Super Eagles defender made two tackles and won five aerial contests in the match. With the draw, the DW Stadium outfit are now 13 points clear of the relegation zone and will hope to secure all three points against Fulham in their last league game on July 22. Balogun joined the Latics in January on a short-term loan after failing to enjoy game time with Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion. The 32-year-old then teamed up with the DW Stadium outfit until the end of the 2019-20 season and will hope to help them avoid relegation at the end of the season. read also:Wigan’s prospect: Huddersfield Town’s win pushes Balogun out of relegation The defender has spent most of his career in Germany, playing for Hannover 96, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Dusseldorf and Mainz 05, among others. Balogun has been with the Super Eagles since 2014 and has 32 caps for the three-time African champions since making his debut against Mexico. The centre-back was part of Gernot Rohr’s team that finished third at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, behind Senegal and Algeria, who won the title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has said that the 2-2 draw Wigan recorded on Saturday against Charlton Athletic was not the best the team could offer their fans this weekend. “Tough one to take. Might not have been the best performance, but I felt like we gave it our all. Just gotta admit that today’s ‘all’ wasn’t enough to get the result everybody wanted.We’ll shake it off and make sure we’re ready to go hard again on Wednesday.” Balogun stated on his twitter handle. This team are 13th in the table and capable of beating anyone whatever is happening off the pitch doesn’t take that away. Every fan is proud of the players’ efforts, just pick yourselves up and go again. Everything else is up to others. Balogun featured as Wigan Athletic played out a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic in Saturday’s Championship game to boost their survival hopes. The Latics were recently handed a 12-point deduction after they went into administration which they have appealed but in the meantime, the players have continued to show their resolve to ensure the club survive relegation. After inflicting a heavy 8-0 defeat to Hull City last time out, manager Paul Cook rallied his players to another positive result at the Valley with the Super Eagles star playing a crucial role in the encounter. Balogun was afforded his ninth Championship appearance and made the most of the opportunity with his decent defensive displays. Jamal Lowe put Wigan in front in the ninth minute before Alfie Doughty levelled proceedings two minutes later after benefitting from Adam Matthews’ assist. Kieran Dowell then restored the lead for the Latics, however, Anglo-Nigerian Chuks Aneke set up Macauley Bonne with a timely assist to score the equalising goal. Loading… center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movies10 Most Praised Historical Movies9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

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John Eugene Eytchison

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgJohn Eugene Eytchison, age 71 of Lawrenceburg, Indiana passedaway October 8, 2019 at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg. He was born August 4, 1948 in Anderson, Indiana to the late John and Mary Chandler Eytchison.He was a proud US Marine veteran. John had lived and worked primarily in the Cincinnati area most of his life.He was blessed with three children who all survive. Robert (Doris) Eytchison of Hamilton, Ohio; John (Kathy) Eytchison of Aurora, Indiana and daughter Michele (Joe) Freyer of South Carolina. Three brothers also survive, Lester, Bud and Larry Eytchison. Several grandchildren also survive.There will be private graveside services.Arrangements handled by Neal’s Funeral Homelast_img read more

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Mourinho plays down title chances

By on September 21, 2020

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho maintains his side remain the outsiders in a three-horse race for the Barclays Premier League title despite their 1-0 victory over favourites Manchester City. “Two horses and a little horse that still needs milk and to learn how to jump. A horse that next season can race,” was the Portuguese’s assessment of their chances. “I don’t agree (with their title credentials). We lost points at home against West Brom, against West Ham, we lost at Stoke, we lost at Newcastle. “We are a team in evolution but this is the kind of performance that helps the team to grow up a lot, tactically, mentally, I think it was fantastic.” Chelsea became the first team to do the double over City since Everton in 2010-11. “We beat them twice but they are the best team,” added Mourinho, who revealed masseur Billy McCulloch gave his team-talk in the dressing room. “I didn’t speak. It was Billy the masseur that spoke to the team. He was screaming so much in Scottish I didn’t understand him but the players were clapping. It was Billy’s team-talk.” “Today we won because we were the best team. We defended very well, we were very compact, we deserved it. “A victory is a victory but a victory against a very good team is better than a victory against an ordinary team. More credit to my players. Branislav Ivanovic’s solitary goal in the 32nd minute not only ruined City’s 100 per cent home Premier League record but also ensured the visitors became the first side since Birmingham in November 2010 to keep a clean sheet in the league at the Etihad Stadium. But despite drawing level on points with their second-placed opponents, just two behind leaders Arsenal, Mourinho continues to stress his team are still some way behind their rivals. Press Association “We love the big games. Obviously when you love it maybe you feel extra motivated for that and I keep saying, the best thing for the evolution of this team is not to play Europa League, not to be 15-20 points behind the leader but with pressure to be there, to be close to the leaders. “When we played Arsenal at the Emirates Arsenal were the leaders. “(This weekend) City were the leaders. This is the best thing that can happen to this team. “Maybe Arsenal deserve it more than us. They are top of the league and they are the favourites. We go behind them and play and watch.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini played down the significance of the defeat. “For Chelsea it was a decisive game, not for us,” he said. “If we won we were six points ahead of them. Now we are two points behind Arsenal. We have 39 points to play for. “Nobody is thinking about records, we are just thinking about winning the games.” last_img read more

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Cool Baines rescues Everton

By on September 20, 2020

first_img A tight contest remained in the balance until the final whistle, with keepers Pantilimon and Tim Howard both producing important saves before the goals started to go in, although James McCarthy’s injury-time clearance denied Wes Brown a last-gasp winner. Sunderland were more than value for a point, but Everton, who had midfielder Gareth Barry carried off with what looked like a serious injury early in the first half, would have felt aggrieved if they had left empty-handed after a full-blooded encounter. The Wearside club paid their own Remembrance Day tribute before kick-off by inviting more than 2,000 military personnel, representatives of veterans’ groups and families of those killed on active service to the game, and the locals among them would have been delighted with much of what they saw in the opening 45 minutes. Gus Poyet’s men looked rejuvenated by their 3-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Monday and, while Everton, a club with loftier ambitions for the season, enjoyed more than their fair share of possession before the break, the Black Cats created just as promising many openings as the visitors. They might have taken the lead twice within the opening six minutes in similar circumstances, with Wickham glancing a header from a Larsson corner just wide of the far post and then powering another on to the roof of the net from the same source. Everton, for whom Ross Barkley tested Pantilimon with a shot from distance seconds after Wickham’s second near miss, were forced to make an early change when Barry left the field on a stretcher after being caught by Jordi Gomez in a seemingly innocuous challenge. Gomez, who was booked for the tackle with Barry, was fortunate to survive after going to ground on the edge of the area as he lunged towards Phil Jagielka. Clear-cut chances were few and far between until the half entered its final 15 minutes, with play switching rapidly from end to end. The full-back scuffed his 76th-minute spot-kick under home goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon following Connor Wickham’s illegal challenge on Seamus Coleman. It came nine minutes after Sebastian Larsson had fired the Black Cats ahead with a superb free-kick, his first league strike from a set-piece since December 2011. Wickham and his team-mates, as well as the home fans among a crowd of 43,476 at the Stadium of Light, were incensed at referee Lee Mason’s decision to award a penalty, although replays suggested they had little cause to be. Leighton Baines snatched a point for Everton as Sunderland were denied back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories by a late penalty. Sylvain Distin distinguished himself with a vital clearance after Gomez had played in full-back Anthony Reveillere down the left to cross, but holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt had to produce a fine block to deny Barkley after the England man had raced half the length of the pitch and exchanged passes with Aiden McGeady before going for goal. But Sunderland produced their best opening of the half seconds later when Howard blocked Gomez’s shot with his legs after another incisive attack. Everton returned from the break in determined mood and went close twice within seconds when first Pantilimon claimed Barkley’s curling shot and then denied Romelu Lukaku one on one after he had run on to Bridcutt’s woefully under-hit back pass. The Romanian had to be even more resilient with 56 minutes gone when, after Wickham had been robbed by McCarthy on halfway, the Republic of Ireland international combined with Samuel Eto’o to find Lukaku on the left. The Belgian stepped inside full-back Santiago Vergini to blast in a shot which Pantilimon somehow managed to turn on to a post. Sunderland’s keeper was grateful to see Lukaku’s header drop nicely for him seven minutes later when the striker connected with Baines’ cross after substitute Darron Gibson had got the better of Vergini in a 50-50 challenge. But it was opposite number Howard who was picking the ball out of his net with 67 minutes played when, after Baines had been penalised for a foul on substitute Will Buckley, Larsson curled a fine free-kick over the wall and into the far corner. However, the lead last just nine minutes. Coleman was felled inside the area by Wickham and Baines remained calm as the home side remonstrated with Mason before slotting past Pantilimon from the spot, although in less convincing fashion than that to which his team-mates have become accustomed. Brown was denied an injury-time winner when McCarthy hacked his header from Bridcutt’s cross off the line with Howard beaten as the visitors managed to hang on. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Football News Bengaluru FC lose 3-0 to Barcelona B, end 2018 tour of Spain

By on September 19, 2020

first_imgNew Delhi: Bengaluru FC wrapped up their 2018 tour of Spain with a 3-0 defeat in the hands of FC Barcelona B at the Mini Estadi in Barcelona, Spain on August 15, 2018. The Blues were cautious in their approach in the early minutes of the first half as the Spanish outfit attacked in their usual possession-based style. The Indian club showed great resilience as they were compact in shape and defended extremely well.ALSO READ: Remove all-rounder tag from Hardik Pandya, says Harbhajan SinghBengaluru FC worked hard off the ball ad threw Barcelona B on the back foot with successive chances around the 20-minute mark.Skipper Sunil Chhetri was at his usual best as he created a goal-scoring chance for Miku, but was denied by a reflex save from Ezkeita. A few minutes later, the Indian skipper fired a left volley just wide of the post.FC Barcelona B upped their game in the second half as they went 2-0 up in just seven minutes around the hour mark.ALSO READ: Facebook to air LaLiga matches for free in Indian subcontinentMonchu opened the scoring for Barca B with a screamer from distance in the 55th minute followed by a cool Carles Perez finish from a narrow-angle in the 62nd minute.Perez doubled his tally in the 73rd minute as the hosts completely took advantage off a fatigued Bengaluru FC backline.Few half chances fell for Bengaluru following a bunch of changes in the final quarter, but Barcelona B managed to bag the victory with a 3-0 scoreline.A total of 23 players were utilised by coach Carles Cuadrat as the Blues played four friendly games in their 2018 tour of Spain.Bengaluru FC return to India on August 16 and is set to host Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semi-final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse to play in 2013 Maui Invitational

By on September 17, 2020

first_imgSyracuse will compete in the EA Sports Maui Invitational in 2013. The Orange is among the eight-team field announced in a tournament press release Monday.SU won its only two previous appearances in the highly competitive early-season tournament in 1990 and 1998.The 2013 field also includes Arkansas, Baylor, California, Gonzaga, Dayton, Minnesota and host Division-II Chaminade. The eight teams announced Monday are a part of the Championship Round of the tournament. Four more teams will play in the opening and regional games as part of the tournament, too. Those schools will be announced at a later date, according to the tournament release.The games will be played at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. The tournament is often held in late November.The 2013 tournament will be the 30th in the event’s history. In addition to Syracuse, Dayton and Gonzaga both won the Maui Invitational in 2003 and 2009, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textrjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edulast_img read more

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Foyt doing his part to bring fans back to Indianapolis 500

By on September 8, 2020

first_img First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:28 IST Written By A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades.Only now, it is August and Indianapolis Motor Speedway looks virtually unrecognizable to one of the sport’s greatest drivers.The number of yellow-shirted safety patrol team members who normally clear paths for Foyt’s short trip has been trimmed to a handful. The throngs of fans clogging the entrance to Gasoline Alley for an autograph, a photo or a mere glance of Indy’s first four-time winner are missing. The seemingly indestructible 85-year-old tough guy is reluctantly wearing a mask.Sure, it’s the Indianapolis 500 but someone who reveres this race as much as Foyt knows it’s not the same amid the pandemic.“Well, I miss all my fans,” Foyt told The Associated Press. “It’s kind of lonely out here by yourself. I never thought I’d see something like this but the whole world has changed so much you don’t know what you’re going to see or what to believe any more. It’s spooky in a way.”Foyt doesn’t often speak in wistful tones.The missing fans and easy traffic around the historic 2.5-mile oval have Foyt and racing fans longing for the good old days, when people packed the track.Then again, Foyt didn’t become a fan favorite by being soft. He did it with an feisty driving style, an insatiable desire to win and a Houdini-like ability to escape death.The list sounds like an implausible Hollywood script cast, starting with the January 1950 boating accident Foyt survived by clinging to a buoy for nearly eight hours. a friend on the boat drowned.On the track, the scares mounted through the years.— In January 1965, Foyt’s brakes failed, sending him over an embankment in Riverside, California. After he was pronounced dead, Parnelli Jones, the 1963 Indy winner, pulled Foyt out of his crashed car, cleared the dirt out of his mouth and saved his life.— In June 1966, fearful his burning car would explode in Milwaukee, Foyt climbed out by putting his golf glove-covered hands directly into the fire. He suffered second- and third-degree burns on his hands, feet and face.— In 1969 at Du Quoin, Illinois, Foyt was attacked by a lion on the infield. Bruised and scratched, Foyt simply changed driver’s suits and raced later that day.— In May 1972, also at Du Quoin, Foyt’s car caught fire during a pit stop and when Foyt jumped out, the car ran over him.— In September 1990, a broken brake pedal at Road America’s first turn sent him careering over a gravel catch pit, down a hill and into a dirt embankment where he barely avoided hitting a large rock. It took rescue workers 30 minutes to free Foyt, and he needed surgery to save his left leg.The harrowing ordeals continued into retirement.Foyt survived two different rounds with Africanized killer bees at his Texas ranch , three heart surgeries, three staph infections and another near-drowning when his bulldozer overturned near a pond. His right knee has been replaced twice and the left knee once. He’s had back surgery twice and a hip replacement.The most serious issue came in November 2014 when Foyt developed complications from triple bypass surgery. At one point, the outlook was so bleak, Foyt’s longtime wife, Lucy, told the doctors she would respect her husband’s wishes to not use extraordinary measures to keep him alive.When he woke up, Foyt insisted he was in his adopted hometown of Indianapolis.It was enough to entice a local Indianapolis reporter to print sweatshirts two years ago that read: Foyt 83, Grim Reaper 0.“You don’t know what’s going to kill you,” Foyt said. “When the man upstairs calls you, you’re gone. It doesn’t matter how rich you are or how famous you are, you’re gone. That’s how I’ve always lived my life.”Foyt has hesitantly taken some precautions. He’s encased all of the tractors on his ranch with cages to keep out the bees and he’s skipping the Kentucky Derby to avoid the large gathering. And though he’s no fan of masks, he’s here for Sunday’s race, doing his part to help the 500 and his beloved speedway return to its old ways as soon as possible.“I hate to miss it, don’t get me wrong,” he said of the Derby. “But everything’s changing so much every day in this world, you don’t know what it’s going to be like. If you’re going to live in this world, you’ve got to change with it. You might not like it, but you’ve got to change with it.”Image credits: AP FOLLOW US Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:28 IST Foyt Doing His Part To Bring Fans Back To Indianapolis 500 A.J. Foyt climbs into his golf cart and speeds from his motorhome to the same garage stall he has called home every May for decades WATCH US LIVEcenter_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Associated Press Television News last_img read more

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