PREMIUMLukewarm: Jakarta flood victims back out of class action lawsuit

first_imgForgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Jakarta Flood Victims Legal Advocacy Team, which represents a group of flood victims in their class action suit against the Jakarta administration, is considering replacing three of its plaintiffs who failed to show up to the opening session of the trial on Monday.The five plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was registered on Jan. 13, represent flood victims from each of Jakarta’s five municipalities. The lawsuit cites Law No. 24/2007 on disaster mitigation, which stipulates that the central and regional governments are responsible for disaster mitigation.“However, Bilmar Limbong, 46, representing West Jakarta, Tri Agus Arianto, 51, representing East Jakarta and Yunita Turnip, 46, representing South Jakarta did not appear at the Central Jakarta District Court as their family members did not support their participation in the lawsuit,&rdq… Topics : flood-control flood-class-action Jakarta-flood 2020-New-Year-Great-Flood Central-Jakarta-District-Court Linkedin Googlelast_img read more

Senegal confirms first coronavirus case

first_imgTopics : “So far the patient’s condition has not raised any major concerns.”The patient, a father of two who has lived in Senegal for more than two years, stayed in the southern French city of Nimes as well as a unspecified ski resort last month, Sarr said.The man then returned to Senegal on February 26, where he went to a medical center and registered a fever of 39 degrees Celsius as well as a sore throat and headache. The center contacted the country’s coronavirus alert unit and the patient was quarantined, the minister said. “The surveillance and response system for COVID-19 has been bolstered and all measures are being taken to contain the disease,” Sarr said.He urged the population to stay calm, adding he was “perfectly confident” in the country’s health system.The first case in sub-Saharan African was recorded last week in Nigeria, where an Italian national returned with the virus from his home country.Italy has emerged as the European hotspot for the deadly virus, with more than 2,000 cases, while France has reported the third most in Europe, with at least 130.Before Senegal and Nigeria, the only reported cases in Africa were in Egypt and Algeria.But experts fear the virus spreading to Africa, which struggles with conflicts, poor health infrastructure, crowded cities with inadequate sanitation, rickety governance and porous borders — all of which provide excellent opportunities for the virus to spread.The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African countries to come together and be more aggressive in attacking the virus. “Our biggest concern continues to be the potential for COVID-19 to spread in countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said last week.A 2016 analysis by US think-tank the Rand Corporation found that of the 25 countries in the world that are most vulnerable to infectious outbreaks, 22 are in Africa.center_img Senegal confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, marking just the second infection in sub-Saharan Africa amid concerns over the continent’s vulnerability to outbreaks of contagious diseases.A French man who lives in Senegal visited France in mid-February, contracting the virus before returning to the West African country and being quarantined in the capital Dakar, Senegal’s Health Minister Diouf Sarr said.”The results of the tests carried out by the Pasteur Institute in Dakar came back positive,” Sarr told journalists.last_img read more

Mission Beach home offers options for an investor or homeowner

first_imgViews form 24 Kennedy Esplanade South Mission Beach.Ms Steele said there was plenty of demand for holiday rental stock and recently sold Cassowong Cottages at Wongaling Beach for $730,000.The Reid Rd property included six self-contained cottages and sold before officially marketed for sale. Inspections of the Kennedy Esp property are by appointment only. 24 Kennedy Esplanade, South Mission Beach offers a five-bedroom home with study upstairs and four self-contained apartments downstairs. Built in 2006, Taihoa Holiday Units have been a popular choice for many couples, and is currently marketed as a beachfront adults-only retreat. Three double-ensuited, self-contained studios and a one-bedroom apartment open out to a pool with barbecue facilities.There is also off-street parking at the rear. Seller Tracey Chamlin said the property “lends itself to a great family home” but the accommodation business can easily be managed by one person. A bedroom in one of the South Mission Beach units. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It has investment potential and offers and amazing lifestyle. You’re at the beach, in a big beautiful family home and it’s a bonus if it continues as accommodation, too,” she said.“We’ve talked to people in the past about it being used as a residential workshop venue or somewhere people can do courses and be in luxury accommodation.“There is space for residential cooking classes, there is a wraparound bench in an open plan kitchen. It can easily sit 10 people around the bench and you could do display cooking courses. With a creative mind you could do anything.” 24 Kennedy Esplanade, South Mission Beach living space. Ms Chamlin said the property has excellent internet connection and is on the market at a “rock bottom price at the moment”.Describing it as a “dream residence”, Tropical Property Mission Beach agent Tania Steele said the downstairs apartments would come fully furnished.“There is also access to the property off Kennedy Esp and Wall St as well as 2.5kw solar panels and solar hot water,” she said.“The main residence upstairs has two ensuited bedrooms plus a main bathroom and is selling below replacement cost. HAVE your cake and eat it too — beachside, in this beautiful South Mission Beach property.Priced at $1.29 million, 24 Kennedy Esp is a sprawling home which you can keep all to yourself, or maintain the five-bedroom upstairs property for you and rent out four self-contained apartments on the lower level.last_img read more

Telecommunications company partners with youth

first_img 144 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Telecommunications company partners with youth by: – June 6, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share (L-R): Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando signing as a witness to the MOU while LIME’s General Manager Jeffrey Baptiste and NYC’s President, Fernella Wenham looks on.A local telecommunications company, LIME Dominica, has partnered with the National Youth Council (NYC), the Dominica State College (DSC) and one of the most local popular artistes, Asa “Asa Banton” Edwards.At a press conference on Wednesday, General Manager of LIME Dominica announced that this partnership with the youth is the company’s way of “influencing” and “shaping” the lives of the youth for the future development of the country.Baptiste noted that he was “engulfed with a deep sense of accomplishment” to announce this historic partnership with the youth as his company is “focused on transforming the lives of the youth”.According to him, “LIME has an unmovable commitment to the NYC to help them deliver their mandate to the youth of Dominica”.LIME Dominica has signed a memorandum of understanding with the NYC in which they have agreed to provide the Council with free fixed line telephone services, free broadband internet, a closed user group in which executive members of the council can communicate with each other, a booth at LIME’s Creole In The Park (CITP) annual event to assist them with their fundraising drive as well as provide support to them for the execution of their programs for the rest of 2012.NYC’s President Fenella Wenham commended LIME for this partnership, stating that this will be a “duly beneficial” relationship which can be viewed as LIME’s engagement with the youth.Asa “Asa Banton” Edwards (seated first from right) and beside him is Miss Dominica, Nadira LandoLIME also announced its endorsement of Asa Banton whose popularity has grown rapidly among the youth particularly primary school students who know most if not all of his songs word for word.Baptiste described him as “the most popular, influencing voice communicating with the youth today with respect to entertainment” and LIME saw the need to partner with him so as to have an influence on the message which is delivered to the youth.“Asa is an influencing voice for our young people. So we can do one of two things as responsible adults, as responsible cooperate citizens. We can step back and just allow it to happen, we may have an opinion; nice, not too nice, maybe he should or shouldn’t, we can have a debate in private around what the reality is. Or we can step forward and attempt to influence the way that message is delivered to the youth or the image that is being shown to the young people. We opted to do the later”.From today, June 6th, 2012, Asa Banton will be recognized “as a LIME artiste to safeguard our students,” Baptiste said.Meanwhile, Edwards in his remarks said that he was “proud to be a LIME artiste” announcing his plans to host a school tour as per requests from several principals asking him to visit their school and speak to their students. Edwards’ manager Tilly Thomas told Dominica Vibes News that the school bus tour will include motivational talks with the students.“Asa will visit the schools with a television crew to have a motivational talk for about an hour. He will speak to them on positive topics. We want to focus on the violence that is going on in the schools, sexual abuse, drugs and other encouraging topics. He will also perform some of his songs to interact with the students”.This school bus tour he hopes will get underway at the commencement of the new school term in September, 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Lucas John Smith

first_imgInfant Lucas John Smith, 1 month 15 days old passed December 1, 2016 at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Lucas was the son of Johnnie Smith Jr. and Melissa Sowders.Other survivors include Maternal grandparents: Michael (Linda Tanner) Sowders of Savannah, Georgia; Maternal Great Grandmother: Addie Tanner of Michigan; Paternal grandmother: Sharon Cantwell of Aurora; Brothers: Twin Logan Smith, Jaden and Mason Smith, Ryder Iles, Joshua Egan Jr. Sisters: Alyssa Strickling, Jordyn Thompson, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Lucas was preceded in death by maternal grandfather: Earl Tanner, Maternal great-grandmother Mildred Baker, Paternal grandfather Johnnie Smith Sr. and sister Angel Sowders, Paternal step-grandfather David Cantwell.Graveside services for Lucas will be held 2PM Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill with Pastor Joseph Hart officiating.   Go to to make online condolences to the Family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more

No FA action against Medel

first_imgCardiff’s Chile midfielder Gary Medel will not face disciplinary action from the Football Association despite appearing to raise his hands towards Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini during Sunday’s 2-2 draw. Press Association The incident was not seen by the match officials and so was reviewed by the FA’s panel of former referees who decided that the incident was not worthy of a red card so no action would be taken. Meanwhile, referee Kevin Friend, who was at the centre of the controversy surrounding Sunderland defender Wes Brown’s dismissal at Stoke, has not been given a match for the next two rounds of Premier League games. center_img Sunderland have announced they will appeal against Brown’s red card. The decision by Friend provoked a storm of criticism after Brown appeared to win the ball and not even touch Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam. Sunderland confirmed they have lodged an intention to appeal against the decision with the FA and will send in a full appeal file before a deadline of 1pm tomorrow. A Sunderland spokeswoman said: “We have lodged our intention to appeal against the decision.” Meanwhile, FA sources have confirmed there will be no retrospective disciplinary action against Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Everton’s Kevin Mirallas, who both escaped with bookings for incidents that many felt warranted red cards. Although the new rules brought in by FA chairman Greg Dyke took effect from this weekend making it easier to take retrospective action, it is only for cases where match officials did not see the incidents. Rooney was booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for a kick at Cardiff’s Jordon Mutch, while Mirallas escaped with a caution for a wild lunge that connected with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s knee in the Merseyside derby. An FA source said the officials in both cases had seen the incidents and made a judgement they warranted bookings rather than dismissals, and the FA is unable to ‘upgrade’ yellow cards to reds. Dyke announced the new rules after Chelsea’s Fernando Torres escaped action for scratching Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen. Although Torres was booked after the incident, that was for a trip rather than the scratching which followed and which was unseen by the referee. last_img read more

Defeat leaves Hull on verge of drop

first_img A year ago to the day Hull were looking forward to their first ever FA Cup final with survival already secured, but those heady days at Wembley now seem a distant memory. The Tigers looked on course for safety following back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool last month but consecutive defeats to Arsenal, Burnley and now Spurs mean they go into the final day with their fate no longer in their own hands. Hull will have to beat Manchester United, Bruce’s old club, at the KC Stadium but even that might not be enough, with Newcastle and Sunderland two and three points ahead respectively. Sunderland also have a game in hand. For Tottenham, victory means three points against Everton next week will guarantee them a place in the Europa League. It is not the Champions League place Mauricio Pochettino will have hoped for in his debut season in charge but Daniel Levy pledged his support to the head coach in a chairman’s message before kick-off and more will be expected next year. Tottenham enjoyed the majority of possession early on but Hull played with more intent and almost took the lead when Dame N’Doye’s cross found Jelavic free at the back post but his driven shot skimmed the top of the bar. Harry Kane and Eric Dier both fired balls across the face of Hull’s six-yard box but the visitors were largely untroubled and shortly before the half-hour they went close again when Jelavic’s bicycle kick sailed narrowly over. Spurs lacked penetration down the flanks but on the one occasion Ryan Mason wriggled free in the penalty area, nobody was there to meet his cross. Hull’s survival hopes were left hanging by a thread as Tottenham boosted their chances of Europa League qualification with a comfortable 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane. A ponderous match was sparked into life in the second half as two goals in seven minutes from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose saw Spurs register their first win in four and climb back above Southampton into sixth. Hull’s Nikica Jelavic hit the bar in the first half but that was as close as it came for Steve Bruce’s side, who are now two points adrift of safety with one match left to play. Press Association Buoyed by their first-half performance, Hull started the second period much the brighter side but against the run of play, it was Tottenham who took the lead in the 54th minute. Erik Lamela’s well-weighted reverse pass left the Tigers sprawled at the back and Chadli out-muscled James Chester before rounding Steve Harper and sliding into an empty net for his 12th goal of the season. The goal seemed to settle the agitated home crowd and seven minutes later, Spurs doubled their advantage as Mason’s scooped ball over the top was met first time by Rose, who volleyed emphatically into the top corner. Hull continued to push forward and Bruce was left with his head in his hands as a goalmouth scramble saw both Tom Huddlestone and N’Doye have shots blocked. The Tigers will hope their luck changes against United next weekend, when all the variables will have to fall their way if they are to return to White Hart Lane in the league next season. last_img read more

MDI girls top Old Town; Deer Isle-Stonington leads Class D North

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts Bio OLD TOWN — Brent Barker knew he’d be facing a different version of a longtime adversary when the Mount Desert Island girls’ basketball team headed on the road for its season-opener. From the opening tip, the MDI head coach’s intuition proved correct.In past years, MDI’s victories over Old Town had been decisive. The Trojans had beaten the Coyotes 11 straight times entering Friday, a streak that included 41-, 35-, 31-, 40- and 47-point victories.This time, though, Old Town was coming into the game with all but one player returning from 2016-17, and with a promising freshman class entering the fold, the Trojans had to take their game to a different level. The result was a contest that was closer than the teams’ previous encounters but in which the visitors showed the resilience expected of a contender.The MDI girls used an early second-half run to build a comfortable lead over Old Town and never looked back in a 61-47 road win Friday. The victory marked the ninth consecutive season-opening win for the Trojans, who now enter the thick of a busy December schedule.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We knew were going to have to scrap in order to win and that Old Town was going to pressure us,” MDI head coach Brent Barker said. “They came out and made us work hard for it, but once we got hot in that second half, we kept going.”MDI went on an 8-1 run to start the game before Old Town scored 11 of the next 14 points to pull ahead. Yet the Trojans (1-0) regained the lead on the last shot of the quarter when Hannah Chamberlain hit a 3-pointer from near the half-court line to the amazement of both fan bases.Old Town (0-1) hung with the Trojans for much of the second quarter but couldn’t take the lead. MDI capitalized with under a minute left when Chamberlain made yet another 3-pointer that gave the visitors a 29-23 lead heading into halftime.Yet it was the second half in which MDI began to take control. Led by Julia Watras and Maddy Good, the Trojans went on an 8-0 run in the opening minutes after the break and prevented Old Town from scoring in bunches to build a comfortable lead.“We had our good moments, and we had our bad moments,” senior Emily Banks said. “We really worked well together to pull it off.”The Coyotes threatened at times in the fourth quarter, in which they pulled to within 10 points on two occasions. Yet the home team’s comeback hopes were derailed for good when Chamberlain hit yet another 3-pointer to give MDI a 58-42 lead in the game’s final two minutes.“Every 3 she hit came at a big moment for us when we needed it,” Barker said. “As a team, we needed some of the players who didn’t get as many minutes for us last year to step up and be productive right from the get-go, and I think those players did that.”MDI’s next game will be at home against Foxcroft (0-1) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. The team will then host Oceanside (0-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.“Looking at our schedule, we play eight of our 18 games this month,” Barker said. “It’s going to come quickly for us, and we’ll have to be ready for that just like we were tonight.”DI-S girls start season 2-0The Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team returned the bulk of its key contributors from last year’s state tournament squad this season, and the Mariners have picked up where they left off in the early going.With wins over George Stevens Academy and Searsport, the Mariners are currently Hancock County’s only 2-0 team. Those wins also have Deer Isle-Stonington as the No. 1 team in Class D North.Against defending Class C North runner-up GSA on Friday, the Mariners got 14 points from Rylee Eaton and a combined 18 from Lily Gray and Kaylee Morey to start the season with a win. The team then defeated Searsport 47-34 on the road Monday to give itself back-to-back victories over Class C opponents.Deer Isle-Stonington’s next game is at home against Sumner (0-2) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.center_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

Gbinije explodes for 16 points after halftime, leads Syracuse to overtime win over Wake Forest

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 14, 2015 at 12:21 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse As Wake Forest celebrated a near-halfcourt buzzer-beater just before halftime, Syracuse forward Michael Gbinije trudged toward the locker room. Codi Miller-McIntyre had just given the Demon Deacons a one-point lead and Gbinije had just one point. While his teammates conversed, Gbinije fixed his eyes on the tunnel behind the Orange’s bench. He had just been yelled at, over and over, by SU head coach Jim Boeheim for a flurry of defensive mistakes. His shirt was halfway untucked in the front and soaked in sweat everywhere else. In the locker room, Gbinije was approached by Boeheim and then by SU assistant coach Adrian Autry. They both told him he wasn’t doing enough. “They didn’t ask this but he made me realize if I was really satisfied with one point,” Gbinije said. “I really wasn’t at all.”That’s exactly how Gbinije played — unsatisfied — in the second half and overtime of Syracuse’s (13-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) 86-83 win over Wake Forest (9-9, 1-4) in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. After finishing the first half with six rebounds and four assists to go with his point, Gbinije handled the game for the entire stretch run while collecting 17 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and making three 3s on five attempts. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRakeem Christmas netted a career-high 35 points and Trevor Cooney poured in 21, but it was Gbinije’s mid-game resurrection that breathed new life into a team that needed every bit of its energy to fend off the Demon Deacons. “We need Mike. We need Mike to score and we need Mike to do what he can do,” Cooney said. “In the first half he just wasn’t as aggressive as he can be and needs to be. In the second half he showed us who he really is.”The wings of Syracuse’s zone came out flat in the team’s first game without freshman forward Chris McCullough, and Gbinije received the brunt of Boeheim’s frustration. After Wake Forest forward Konstantinos Mitoglou — who finished with 26 points and missed just three shots, all 3s — hit back-to-back jumpers on Gbinije’s side in the first half, Boeheim audibly scolded the forward. “Mike! Mike! Mike!” Boeheim yelled, scrunching his nose and taking a step over the sideline and onto the court. Later in the half, Gbinije rotated late and softly fouled Greg McClinton on a layup that banked into the net. Again, Boeheim laid into Gbinije as McClinton’s ensuing free throw gave the Demon Deacons a 30-27 lead. “Mike!” Just once this time, but louder. “He was yelling at me and I think it was well-deserved. I definitely was messing up at times,” Gbinije said. “I was still out there so I definitely had to do something.”And he did. A 3-pointer to pull Syracuse within four with 9:56 left in the second half. A layup to push the Orange ahead by two at the 2:25 mark. Two free throws to expand the hosts’ cushion to three points with 23 seconds on the regulation clock — all while handling Syracuse’s point guard duties as freshman Kaleb Joseph looked on from the bench. Then Cornelius Hudson made his first shot of the game, a 3 that knotted the score at 71-71, and Boeheim put the game in Gbinije’s hands. His layup attempt rolled out in the last seconds of regulation, but he hit a midrange jumper, pull-up 3 and free throw to score six of the Orange’s 15 overtime points. After the game, Boeheim wasn’t yelling Mike anymore. Instead, he muttered the forward’s name as one of the players that led SU to its hardest-earned win of the season. Said Boeheim: “Those three guys — Mike, Trevor and Rak — were outstanding.” Commentslast_img read more