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One dies, hundreds flee their homes as floods inundate Bandung

first_imgHeavy downpour that lasted hours on Monday evening has caused floods that inundated at least 9,285 houses in six districts of Bandung regency, West Java, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes and causing at least one fatality.National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Agus Wibowo said the floodwater in the southern part of Bandung ranged from 10 centimeters to 2.8 meters in depth on Tuesday afternoon, with Dayeuhkolot district, Bojong Soang district and Bale Endah district as the most affected regions.Floods hit three locations in Dayeuhkolot district, namely Dayeuhkolot village, Citeureup village and Pasawahan subdistrict, forcing 111 residents to flee their homes. “As many as 4,092 houses, eight houses of prayer and two schools have been swamped by the flood,” Agus Wibowo said in a written statement on Tuesday.He added that 4,439 houses and 26 schools in Bale Endah district were inundated with floodwaters ranging from 20 centimeters to 2.9 meters depth. Around 20,518 people living in Andir subdistrict and Bale Endah subdistrict were impacted by the flood.In Bojong Soang district, floodwaters ranging from 40 centimeters to 1.9 meters in depth swamped 45 houses in Bojong Soang village, Bojongsari village and Tegaluar village, affecting a total of 2,812 residents. “The flood affected a total of 56,251 people and forced at least 315 people to evacuate, including 24 toddlers and 28 elderly,” Agus said.A 70-year-old resident of Bojong Soang village died after slipping in floodwater when he tried to flee his residence, the West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) said as reported by Antara.BPBD Bandung operational management officer Iyus Setiwawan reported that the floodwater had cut off access to seven roads connecting some districts.”The BPBD is currently coordinating with the search and rescue team, district officials and volunteers to carry out an assessment and evacuation in the hardest-hit locations,” he said. (trn)Topics :last_img read more

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IOVTEC and VOMS Sign Offshore Wind Deal in Taiwan

first_imgInternational Ocean Vessel Technical Consultant (IOVTEC) and Valour Offshore Marine Services (VOMS) have formed a strategic alliance to provide services for the offshore wind market in Taiwan.The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which they will bring the DP vessel Avatar Courage, owned by Singapore’s VOMS, into Taiwan to support the market.IOVTEC and VOMS will utilize the recently re-flagged Avatar Courage to provide geotechnical surveys, bubble certain solutions, heavy spare part transportation and crew accommodation services.The multi-purpose DP1 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) recently completed work on its first offshore wind project in Taiwan, IOVTEC said.“We are excited to devote new assets to support this blooming market and proud to have the chance working with our partner VOMS. As a local company, IOVTEC is devoted to providing optimal local solutions,” said Vincent Tsai, Chief Executive Officer of IOVTEC.last_img read more

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Stop Suicide Stigma

first_imgNational — September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.Use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention.According to the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC), data collected by the department of health reveals the following numbers of suicides in Southeastern Indiana from 2011 to 2015:Dearborn County – 37Franklin County – 18Ripley County – 16CMHC provides crisis intervention services at its Main Center in Lawrenceburg. The Center also offers crisis intervention services using a 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-877-849-1248 and an on-call crisis system. For more information, contact CMHC at 812-537-1302, or go to the website at www.cmhcinc.org to find an office near you.last_img read more

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Israel Adesanya expects Whittaker rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance New UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, believes he will eventually see former champ Robert Whitaker in the Octagon again one day. Despite knocking Whittaker out in devastating fashion in the second round of their UFC 243 main event fight, Adesanya doesn’t believe it will be the last time he meets Whittaker in the cage.“The Last Stylebender” spoke to reporters at the UFC 243 post-fight press conference and said he expects to eventually have a rematch with “The Reaper.”“I told (Whittaker) in the Octagon, ‘I’ll see you again,’” Adesanya said.The new champ said the had an emotional exchange with his rival inside the Octagon, giving the former champion praise despite some pre-fight trash talk between the two.Adesanya said: “I said, ‘I’m greater than I think I am’ cause that was my alarm for the last 12 weeks when I wake up. It says ‘UFC 243 be greater than you think you are.’ Because he said, ‘That Israel fella, he’s not as good as he thinks he is.’ So I said, ‘You don’t know how I think I am. I’m great. You don’t know me.’ So for someone to tell me how to be me, it’s not personal but I just used it as like a little fuel.“So I told him, ‘I’m greater than I think I am and so are you.’ I said I’ll see him again, definitely. He’ll definitely work his way up. I said, ‘Probably in two fights I’ll see you again.’”For now, Adesanya seems destined for a fight against top-ranked contender Paulo Costa, who has exchanged some choice words with the new champ on social media. As for Whittaker, the former champ will need to bounce back in his next fight with a win to get back in the thick of things. But like Adesanya said, Whittaker is not that far away from getting another title shot in the UFC middleweight division.“Robert’s a beast,” Adesanya said.last_img read more

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QPR beaten on top-flight return

first_img Rangers were handed a golden opportunity to salvage a draw in the 84th minute when referee Craig Pawson awarded the hosts a penalty but Charlie Austin’s effort was saved by Allan McGregor. Harry Redknapp’s side enjoyed the majority of possession during the contest but Rangers were ultimately made to pay the price for a lack of cutting edge in the final third. The home side started the second half brightly but it was Hull who grabbed the opener in the 52nd minute when Chester out-muscled Ferdinand at a corner and headed home Hull’s first goal of the season. Rangers responded positively to going behind but, for all their possession and forward-running, were unable to carve out a decisive chance. Instead, it was the visitors who should have doubled their lead when Tom Ince was put through on the counter-attack, but the 22-year-old’s tame finish was blocked by the legs of Rob Green. Redknapp threw on Junior Hoilett, Bobby Zamora and Matt Phillips in the latter stages in search of an equaliser, and it was Hoilett who earned his side a spot-kick when his cross was adjudged to have struck the hand of Chester six minutes from time. Austin stepped up and fired low to McGregor’s right but the Hull stopper read the shot and palmed the ball away. Zamora and Remy both had chances to equalise in the dying moments but the former took too long and the latter was denied by McGregor as Hull held on for all three points. Press Association QPR’s return to the Barclays Premier League began in defeat as James Chester’s second-half header gave Hull a 1-0 victory on the opening day of the new season. Instead, it was Chester who made the decisive contribution as he shook off Rio Ferdinand to head home a corner early in the second half and earn the Tigers their first win at Loftus Road since 1963. Redknapp’s teams are renowned for their free-flowing style of play but Rangers struggled for goals in the Championship last season and may do so again on this evidence. Loic Remy, who could have been wearing the red of Liverpool had he not failed a medical earlier this summer, was certainly the home side’s greatest threat but Hull’s well-organised defensive trio did just enough to keep the Frenchman at bay. Hull enjoyed the better of the opening period, but the hosts established a foothold and were almost gifted a breakthrough when McGregor failed to shepherd the ball out of play for a goal-kick and Austin stole possession out wide. The striker could have tried a long-range shot into the open net but instead he teed up Jordon Mutch at the back post, who missed the ball completely on his weaker right foot. Remy, who was lacklustre early on, grew into the game and started causing Hull’s back three problems with his direct running in behind. Just before the half-hour mark, the striker earned a free-kick on the edge of the area which Joey Barton clipped into the side-netting, and moments later he again broke free to find Mutch, who headed narrowly wide. QPR continued to look the more likely scorers and almost broke the deadlock before half-time as Steven Caulker rose highest to a corner, but his header was cleared off the line by Andrew Robertson. last_img read more

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Derek Fathauer to go into final round of OHL Classic with one-shot lead

first_img Press Association Fathuaer, seeking his first ever win, signed a blemish-free scorecard to go to 16 under overall, putting him one shot ahead of Jason Bohn, who is two shots clear of a four-way tie for third. Fathuaer has never gone into a final round inside the top 10 before, and said he would endeavour not to change his approach. Derek Fathauer will go into the final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba with a one-shot lead after a second consecutive round of 66 on Saturday.center_img “The scores that this course puts up, I don’t think it matters being in the lead out here,” Fathauer said on the PGA Tour website. “I mean, if I had a 10-shot lead, that would be one thing, but one shot, that’s an even playing field tomorrow. “I think if I just go out and do what I came here to do, I’d like to see where it puts me at the end of the day because if I just stick to my plan, I’ll be happy no matter what happens.” Bohn went round in 65, making an eagle on the par-five 13th but then dropping a shot on the 18th that cost him a share of the lead. Still, it was enough to keep him clear of Justin Leonard, Russell Knox, Harold Varner III and Graeme McDowell, who sit at 13 under. McDowell held the overnight lead but instantly hit trouble with a double bogey on the first and a bogey at the second. He rebounded with birdies on the fifth, sixth, 10th and 11th but dropped another shot on the 13th before a birdie on the 17th. last_img read more

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Kephart, Bell win JAXfit 5K

first_imgBAR HARBOR — Some 160 runners competed in the JAXfit 5K on Saturday.Andrew Kephart, 31, was the first male finisher with a time of 19 minutes and 17 seconds. Rebecca Bell, 23, was the first female in 20:13.The following won their division:Female age 1-12: Lilah Kelmenson, 6, in 56:42.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMale age 1-12: Eric Baldwin, 11, in 23:54.Female age 13-19: Irene Neal, 17, in 22:18.Male age 13-19: Oliver Johnson, 15, in 19:18.Female age 20-29: Emma Anderson, 20, in 20:36.Male age 20-29: Matthew Loberg, 22, in 21:27.Female age 30-39: Tonya Worcester, 36, in 26:50.Male age 30-39: Jiayuan Shi, 31, in 20:58.Female age 40-49: Christa Brey, 41, in 25:41.Male age 40-49: Gareth Howell, 44, in 22:51.Female age 50-59: Lisa Kearns, 52, in 25:49.Male age 50-59: Mark Wanner, 51, in 21:52.Male age 60-69: Tony Santiago, 62, in 24:53.Female age 70-99: Joan Kleinman, 70, in 37:20.Male age 70-99: Allen Kleinman, 70, in 43:12.last_img read more

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Mahrez Crowned 2016 African Best Player

first_imgGLO-CAF AWARDS• Iheanacho, Iwobi, Oshoala also winnersDuro IkhazuagbeLeicester City and Algeria forward, Riyad Mahrez, was last night voted CAF African Footballer of the Year 2016.The 25-year old forward who was part of Claudio Ranieri’s army at Leicester City that did the unimaginable, winning the English Premier League last season stood among the three nominees for the continent’s best player category in terms of achievement. It therefore was no surprise when his name was mentioned as Africa’s Best Player for the next one year. Winner of the last edition of the award, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund star, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, took consolation in the runner up position with Senegal and Liverpool star, Sadio Mane, in the third placed.In his acceptance speech, the France-born Mahrez dedicated the award to his family and team mates at Leicester City who made the feat possible.“It’s a huge honour, I am happy and pleased. I thank all my teammates at Leicester and Algeria.“I dedicate this to my family and all those who support me every day,” he noted.Mahrez polled 361 votes to beat Aubameyang (313 votes) to the crown while Mane was a distant third on 186 votes.Mahrez played a key role in the stunning run of ‘The Foxes’ – 17 goals, 10 assists in 37 appearances.He was the first Algerian to win a Premier League winners’ medal and spark a massive following back home in Algeria for the club, who he had first thought was a rugby club when he was contacted to join them four years ago.All three players who made the short list for the African Footballer of the Year were also picked in CAF XI that also feature Cote d’Ivoire defender, Eric Bailly, from Manchester United.Goalkeeper Denis Onyango was picked for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa ahead of Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Khama Billiat and Zambia’s Rainford Kalaba.Onyango was outstanding when seven-time South African champions Sundowns won an historic CAF Champions League and also when Uganda qualified for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations after a long absence.Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala grabbed her second African Women’s Player of the Year award on the back of her goals and five-star displays as Nigeria retained their continental crown in Cameroon.The Arsenal Ladies star won her first when she also helped the Super Falcons emerge African champions in 2014.Other Nigerians honoured last night include; Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi who emerged the Most Promising Talent and Youth Player of the Year award winners, respectively.Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama won the Best Referee Award for the third straight year.ALL THE WINNERSAFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEARRiyad Mahrez (Algeria & Leicester City)AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Based In Africa)Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEARAsisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)MOST PROMISING TALENTKelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Manchester City)YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEARAlex IwobiCOACH OF THE YEARPitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)CLUB OF THE YEARMamelodi SundownsNATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEARUgandaWOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM OF THE YEARNigeriaREFEREE OF THE YEARBakary Papa GassamaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Observations from Syracuse football’s post-spring depth chart

first_img Published on April 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse released its post-spring depth chart Friday afternoon. Here are four observations based on the depth chart.1. Two deepAntwan Cordy is positioned ahead of Chauncey Scissum at free safety and Kielan Whitner is ahead of Rodney Williams at strong safety. Cordy ended the 2015 season as Syracuse’s starting strong safety with Whitner as his backup, but with Cordy moving over to the free safety position, Whitner moved into a starting spot.Williams swapped positions from backup free safety, which is where he ended the 2015 season, to backup strong safety. Neither Whitner nor Cordy started the spring football game.2. Run it backAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Dontae Strickland is listed as the starting running back after coming out with the first team at the spring football game on April 2. Sophomore Jordan Fredericks is listed behind Stickland. Freshman Moe Neal and redshirt senior George Morris round out SU’s third and fourth spots, respectively.Last season, Fredericks led Syracuse with 107 rushes for 607 yards and was second on the team with four rushing touchdowns. Strickland had just 21 carries all of last season for 81 yards in the hybrid position. Fredericks is listed at 215 pounds, which is seven pounds heavier than he ended last season.3. Tight (end) raceSenior tight end Cameron MacPherson is slotted as the starting tight end ahead of senior Kendall Moore and redshirt senior Josh Parris, who has been SU’s top tight end the last two seasons. Parris was expected to lead the group heading into next year, but is now down to third on the depth chart.MacPherson and Moore played with the first and second teams, respectively, during the spring game with Parris being limited due to injury. Moore has moved around between offensive line and tight end during his career with the Orange.4. Over the hillJacob Hill is listed as a backup wide receiver after being a backup running back last season. He practiced with the running backs and wide receivers during the spring. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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