Indonesia sends condolences to Lebanon following explosions

first_imgAlmost 1,450 Indonesian citizens reside in Lebanon currently, comprising over 200 civilians and 1,234 United Nations peacekeepers in the Garuda Contingent, who will apparently help with the evacuation process after the incident that left at least 100 people dead and nearly 4,000 others injured.Read also: Beirut reels from huge blast, as death toll climbs to at least 100The number is expected to rise as many people are still missing.An Indonesian national, identified only as NNE, was reportedly injured in the explosion but he had safely returned home after getting treatment at a local hospital. Topics : The Indonesian Embassy in Beirut can be reached at +961 70 817 310, kemlu.go.id reported.Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, used in fertilizer, had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures.Officials did not reveal the cause of the blasts, but a security source and media said it was started by welding work being carried out on a hole in the warehouse.Prime Minister Hassan Diab promised there would be accountability for the blast at the “dangerous warehouse”, adding “those responsible will pay the price”, Reuters reported.center_img The Indonesian government has expressed its deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon and the victims of the deadly twin blasts that shook the port in the capital Beirut on Tuesday afternoon.”Our hearts are with the Lebanese people during this difficult and sorrow-filled time,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the Indonesian government would keep monitoring developments in Lebanon after the explosion.The ministry was maintaining close communication with the Indonesian Embassy in Beirut to ensure the safety of all Indonesian citizens in the country.last_img read more

Sofie Formica has gone for a change of scenery

first_imgInside the home bought by Sofie Formica and Scott Wilkie.There are polished timber floors and large banks of glass which overlook garden terraces. The home also has a pool and a fountain. Scott Wilkie and Sofie Formica have a new home at St Lucia.Television personality Sofie Formica and her husband Scott Wilkie have bought themselves a new home at St Lucia.Formica has long been a favourite on Australian TV and is currently a presenter with Channel 7’s The Great South East. Property records reveal they paid $2.325 million for the five-bedroom house in November.The couple sold their home at Chelmer late last year for $2.18 million and are understood to have been renting before buying the new home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Inside the St Lucia home.The St Lucia house was listed through Ann-Karyn Fraser, Place New Farm.The three-level home is described as “near new’’. It was designed by architect Ross McMillan and has views over the St Lucia Golf Course. last_img read more

Manunda Queenslander’s layout ‘one big living room’

first_img Up and down nature of Cairns real estate Listed for $539,000 with iicon Portfolio Real Estate’s your Queenslander specialist Ken Higgins, the Hamptons-style property has been freshly renovated to feature modern inclusions while retaining elements of its build era. “It’s had renovations right through including fresh paint inside and out,” Mr Higgins said. “The bathroom and kitchen have been updated. They’ve used all quality European appliances and European fittings. And that goes through with all the fans and lighting as well – all good-quality finishes.” This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda has an updated bathroom and kitchen featuring quality European appliances. Picture: Red M PhotographyThe renovations also include updates to ensure the home meets cyclone safety standards but the most notable update was the inclusion of a new deck at the rear of the property. “It gives a lovely view over the backyard and is great for alfresco dining and I find people just mainly live on their decks up here 24/7, all through the year,” Mr Higgins said. “They don’t tend to use their dining rooms much if they don’t have to.”Mr Higgins said the layout of the double-storey house was cleverly designed. “It really is built for the tropics with the air flow through the home. “You can open it right up and get cross breezes right through. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda opens right up to feel like “one big living room.” Picture: Red M Photography“There’s French doors at the front of the property which just open the whole house up so that the main living area flows out to the front patio. It just feels like one big living room.“The owner’s loved the layout – having verandas at the front and the back. Enjoying coffee in the front veranda in the morning watching the sun come up and then doing dinner on the back deck with the sunset.” Under the house there is a huge storage area, a workshop, an additional room and space for three cars. “It’s a great place for all those things we cannot part with, and need to be secured out of the weather. The room would be ideal for a home office, teenager or guests. “The previous owners loved living in that neighbourhood because around them was all owner-occupied. It’s a really good street and everyone looks after each other, old-school style.”The established garden includes a selection of fruit trees, and tucked in the corner is a garden shed, ideal for storing gardening equipment. The yard is secure, with double opening gates on one side for vehicle access.“It certainly ticks all the boxes, which is pretty hard to find these days where someone can move into a house and not need to do anything,” Mr Higgins said. This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda is on a rare, large inner-city block, walking distance to the CBD. Picture: Red M PhotographyOPEN the classic French doors to enter this elegant Queenslander described as “one big living room”. From the layout to the location of this three-bedroom home at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda, there is no box unticked when it comes to the lifestyle and liveability this post-war home offers. Built in the ’50s, it is a rare inner-city property sitting on a large 809sq m block and offering the “outer-suburbs feel”, while just minutes from the CBD. This renovated Queenslander at 27 Chaplain Ave, Manunda is on a rare, large inner-city block, walking distance to the CBD. Picture: Red M PhotographyMORE NEWS COVID-19 changing buyer wish listslast_img read more

‘ECQ RETURN NOT PRACTICAL’: Bacolod quarantine fate known today

first_imgHe compared the situation in Bacolod from Metro Manila or Cebu, where there were thousands more COVID-19 cases and more fatalities. “Hindi pa naman kalala ‘yung Bocolod City na mag-ECQ,” said Galvez. “There are still appeals to be made by the local government unit chiefs so the recommendations are all preliminary and subject to finalization on Thursday,” Roque said. Based on the July 29 data of DOH-6, out of the region’s 1,208 total COVID-19 cases, 651 have already recovered. The latest data also bared a new death, bringing the total number to 17. CALL FOR ECQ RETURN Galvez said each time he visits here, all the local government leaders are present, which seldom happens in other regions. “Hindi po practical,” said Galvez, reiterating the socio-economic impact of locking down an entire town or city.   “Hindi pa naman kalala ‘yung Bocolod City na mag-ECQ (enhanced community quarantine,” says Secretary Carlito Galvez, the chief implementer of the national government’s policies against coronavirus disease 2019. OPAPP At the meeting Wednesday morning at a hotel in Mandurriao district were governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique and Florencio Miraflores of Aklan, and Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. Bacolod City with the rest of Western Visayas remains under “medium risk” modified general community quarantine until July 31./PN “We would like to appeal to the National IATF for an ECQ for at least 2 weeks to help us contain the virus, to help the healthcare system recuperate, and to give us time to institute and implement appropriate interventions, especially with the way LSIs and OFWs are being handled,” she added. The city also has 71 COVID-19-positive locally stranded individuals and repatriated overseas Filipino workers. Doctors know “the limitations of our healthcare system,” said Malata. He lauded Western Visayas for having more recoveries than active cases, saying it’s a sign that the region is performing well against the viral illness.  “We are now the highest in Western Visayas, and there are hundreds of pending results coming in. Some hospitals have declared full COVID-19 capacity. Numerous healthcare workers and frontliners have been admitted or home-quarantined,” according Malata. This call, however, was rejected by Secretary Carlito Galvez, the chief implementer of the national government’s policies on COVID-19.   As of July 29, Bacolod City recorded 105 COVID-19 cases. Negros Occidental Medical Society president Dr. Robert Puerta made a similar call during a virtual consultation with city government officials. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to decide today whether to upgrade or extend anew quarantine measures in Bacolod City after July 31. Duterte will be meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Thursday evening to discuss the body’s recommendation on quarantine classifications for the country, his spokesperson Harry Roque told CNN Philippines’ The Source. Dr. Ma. Ivy V. Malata, president of Philippine Medical Association–Canlaon Medical Society, wrote a letter to President Duterte, on behalf of physicians and concerned citizens in Bacolod City, to place the city under ECQ for two weeks. He was in this city for a meeting with chief executives of highly-urbanized cities and provinces in Western Visayas together with the Department of Health (DOH) 6 and Western Visayas Regional Task Force on COVID-19. Doctors from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental earlier wrote to the President, urging him to place Bacolod City under ECQ for two weeks due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) community transmissions. “Kanina very revealing na 40 ang suicide cases samantala ang deaths sa COVID only 16 since nagsimula tayo,” said Galvez. “We do not need more collateral.  Our economy is already down,” Galvez said.last_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Sectional Pairings

first_imgThe 43rd Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tourney will be starting with The Sectionals taking place January 30-February 3.Area Girls Basketball Sectional PairingsClass 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronTuesdayGame 1: Southwestern (Shelby) vs Oldenburg AcademyWednesdayGame 1: Morristown vs HauserGame 2: Waldron vs Rising SunFridayGame 1: Jac-Cen-Del vs Tuesday winnerGame 2: Wednesday winnersClass 2A-Sectional 45 @ South RipleyTuesdayGame 1: Switzerland County vs Southwestern (Hanover)Game 2: South Decatur vs North DecaturFridayGame 1: Milan vs SC/SW WinnerGame 2: South Ripley vs North/South WinnerClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornTuesdayGame 1: South Dearborn vs RushvilleWednesdayGame 1: Franklin County vs BatesvilleGame 2: Madison vs LawrenceburgFridayGame 1: Greensburg vs Tuesday WinnerGame 2: Wednesday winnersClass 4A-Sectional 14 @ East CentralTuesdayGame 1: Shelbyville vs Columbus EastGame 2: Bloomington South vs East CentralFridayGame 1: Columbus North vs S/CE WinnerGame 2: Bloomington North vs South/EC Winnerlast_img read more

England star charged by the FA for breaching betting rules

first_img Ex-Spurs full back Trippier, a big part of Gareth Southgate’s 2018 World Cup squad, has until May 18 to respond but there are obvious similarities to Daniel Sturridge’s case. Former Liverpool striker Sturridge was the last high profile player to be punished under the gambling rules after a series of bets on potential transfers in January 2018. Sturridge was initially hit with a six week ban and £75,000 but the FA appealed against the leniency of the punishment dealt by an independent commission. It was then upgraded in March to a four month world wide ban which then saw him cancel his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor. Tripper in action for the England national team Read Also: Here’s the ​footballer who opted to become a pornstar There is a blanket ban on any employee from player to manager down to club staff being able to place bets on football under strict FA rules. They have been determined to come down hard to set a strong example amid criticism of gambling within football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Trippier has pleaded his innocence and insisted he did not place a single bet after an investigation surrounding his £20m move from Tottenham to Atletico Madrid in July 2019. England defender Trippier said: “I have fully complied with the FA’s investigation over the past several months on a voluntary basis and will continue to do so. Kieran Trippier now plies his trade for Atletico Madrid in Spain “I want to make it clear that while a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed any football related bets or received any financial benefit from others betting.” Mirror Sport understands that Trippier fears some close mates may have placed some bets after he had some light hearted banter but has stressed his innocence as he insists it was done without his knowledge. Tripper left Tottenham in the summer after suffering defeat in Champions League final Trippier – a popular member of the England set-up – also maintains that he has not made any profit personally and was completely unaware of any information being passed on. The FA have been investigating the case for the past few months after being alerted to betting patterns around Trippier’s move to one of Spain’s biggest clubs and the deal was seen as a surprise at the time. Trippier has stressed that he is co-operated fully with the FA and there has been no fall-out which he sees as important because he is a fixture in the England set-up. Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Tardelli: ‘Juve stupid to sack Sarri’

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets Marco Tardelli has conceded the  Champions League elimination to Lyon to be ‘a disaster,’ but still not enough for Juventus to fire Maurizio Sarri. The Bianconeri have a 1-0 first-leg defeat to overturn in tonight’s Round of 16 clash, which kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). “Elimination from the Round of 16 would be a sporting disaster for everyone, not just Sarri,” Tardelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. “However, it’d still be stupid to change the coach. Sarri won the Scudetto with a squad that was not suited to him and therefore deserves a second chance. “Sarri won. He didn’t win in the Sarri style, with the quality of approach of a Pep Guardiola, but he won. Let’s not forget his team was ‘asymmetrical’ and I am curious to see how he’ll do with players that he chose.” The former Napoli and Chelsea coach also managed to get Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala to work together.Advertisementcenter_img “Juve are so fortunate that Dybala remained because selling him would’ve been a huge mistake,” added former Italy U-21 coach Tardelli. “Perhaps Ronaldo’s presence took something away from Sarri but gave so much to Juve. It’s not easy to change the role to a centre-forward when you are 35 years old.” read also:Breaking: Juventus fire Sarri There are reports Juventus hired Andrea Pirlo for the Under-23 team in Serie C so that he could be groomed to replace Sarri in the main job. “Andrea was a coach already when he was on the field in my Under-21 side. He can be a top level coach, but there’s no rush and he mustn’t risk ruining it. Juve might be an ideal club who would ‘protect’ him, but I don’t know if this is the right moment to start from there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Thunderhill Raceway cancels May 3 opener

first_imgBy Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Due to extremely wet conditions Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway has cancelled its opener that was scheduled for this Saturday, May 3.With rain all week and cool temperatures, the racing surface is simply too soft. “As I’ve stated from the beginning, we will look out for the drivers and their race cars. The best way to do so early on is with a smooth racing surface,” said track promoter Woody Wodack. “We are crossing our fingers in hopes that Mother Nature plays nice and we can get the season rolling next weekend.” Mother’s Day weekend will play host to the rescheduled season opener on Saturday, May 10 and will be sponsored by Maas Floral, Woody’s Signs and WDOR. A practice for next week is still on the slate, weather permitting. Drivers and track patrons are asked to stay tuned to social media outlets for information on when that will take place. The banquet date for the $30,000 driver contingency program has been set for Nov. 8 at The Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay. A complete inventory of contingencies will be released very soon as the list has grown. Sanctioned divisions at Thunderhill include the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Also on the Saturday card are street stocks.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Split Games With Lady Lions

first_imgFranklin County let an early lead slip away as the Rushville Lions made a comeback on Tuesday night to defeat the Wildcats by a final score of 5-2.The Wildcats were able to get an early lead in the first inning when Abby Orschell came across to score on an RBI ground out by Camryn Brewer to give them the early 1-0 lead. The Wildcats would then extend their lead in the third inning when Orschell would again score, but this time off of an RBI single from Michaela Ferman to make the score 2-0.In the bottom of the third, the wheels would fall off for the Wildcats as multiple errors in the inning along with Lion hits allowed Rushville to put up 3 runs. From there neither team would do much on offense until Rushville added some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Lions would string some hits and also add runs via walks to put the Rushville lead up to 5-2.Franklin County would threaten in the top of the seventh and load the bases, but Rushville pitcher, Chandler, would pitch out of trouble to secure the 5-2 victory for the Lions.Franklin County will be back in action on Thursday night when they head to South Dearborn for another EIAC contest. First pitch against the Knights is scheduled for 5:30 pm.The Franklin County’s Junior Varsity softball team exploded for 17 runs on Tuesday night to capture another EIAC victory on the road. The JV’s record is now 8-2 overall and 6-1 in EIAC play. The Wildcats are currently riding a 5 game winning streak.Franklin County got off to a hot start and everyone in the lineup was hitting on Tuesday night. The Wildcats were also very sharp defensively and limited the Lions opportunities by making all the routine plays and having no errors in the field.The JV will be back in action on Thursday evening as they head to Aurora to take on South Dearborn. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

Indiana’s largest domestic insurer to issue premium refunds during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgStatewide— Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance will give back more than $8 million in auto insurance premium to our fellow Hoosier clients. The company will provide clients premium refunds of $20 per eligible vehicle insured.Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is pleased to provide this relief to our clients during these unique times. The amount of relief each client receives will be directly proportional to the number of vehicles they insure with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. For example, if a client has four eligible personal autos insured with IFBI they will receive $80.The premium refunds will be distributed to clients automatically by check or EFT, depending upon how they currently make payments; no additional action is necessary.last_img read more