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Military aircraft carrying medical equipment from China arrives in Jakarta

first_imgThe operation was a response to Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto’s request for the TNI to provide military aircraft to transport the medical kits from Shanghai, following his limited meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo last week.Arriving at the handover ceremony shortly after the plane landed in Jakarta, Prabowo said the distribution effort would continue and that more and bigger planes would fly out for the same mission.“The Chinese minister of defense asked about our needs and I sent our list. This is a form of international cooperation between countries and they already have the experience. Now that they are giving assistance to us, we accept the offer,” he said.Jokowi previously said he had received many complaints regarding the lack of personal protective equipment available and asked for understanding that about 180 countries were fighting to get such equipment.“Alhamdullilah [thank God], on Saturday, we were ready with around 105,000 pieces of medical personal protective equipment, which will be distributed today to hospitals around the country,” Jokowi said.He detailed that 45,000 items would be distributed to Jakarta and its surrounding areas that included Bogor and Banten, 40,000 items for West Java, Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta and Bali, 10,000 for provinces outside of Java and 10,000 as reserves.Indonesia has confirmed 514 positive cases of COVID-19 across 20 provinces, while the death toll has reached 48 as of Sunday.Topics : An Indonesian Military (TNI) Hercules C-130 aircraft arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in East Jakarta on Monday morning after picking up medical equipment from China to help medical personnel working against COVID-19.The military aircraft flew to the Chinese city of Shanghai on Saturday to transport the medical equipment to Indonesia and headed to Raden Sadjad Air Base in Natuna, Riau Islands, on Sunday before flying to Jakarta.The medical equipment includes disposable masks, N-95 masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, shoe covers, infrared thermometers and surgical caps, which will be used by the country’s doctors and fast-response team for COVID-19.last_img read more

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Renewable Risk Advisers Bags PCF Contract

first_imgEdinburgh-based Renewable Risk Advisers (RRA) has been awarded insurance review and brokerage work package by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF).RRA will provide strategic advice directly related to insurance risk and solutions available to ensure coverage of the Marine Energy Test Area (META) and its activities.Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF), through its ‘Marine Energy Wales’ programme, is developing a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in and around the Milford Haven Waterway.The META project consists of eight test sites where marine energy testing activities will be permitted. Five are in META Phase 1 and Three are in META Phase 2.The proposed sites are for testing only and will not be connected to the National Grid, and devices will be in the water for between 1 – 12 months maximum.last_img read more

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Wealth is no protection against domestic violence

first_imgStuff co.nz 20 March 2016Family First Comment: “Links are often made between violence and poverty in the media, yet the effects of domestic violence are felt across all sectors of society in South Canterbury. Rangi-Smith said abuse did not discriminate when it came to the wealth a woman may have.”Correct! Time to look at the broader picture of family breakdown, declining marriage rates, and the impact of drug and alcohol abuse. Yes – not the first time we’ve said this!More than half the women approaching the Women’s Refuge for help are from middle to upper income brackets, Mid South Island Women’s Refuge and Family Safety Service manager Dawn Rangi-Smith says.This development follows a more than 150 per cent increase in the number of self referrals over the past three years, which could be an indication of increased awareness of the service.Links are often made between violence and poverty in the media, yet the effects of domestic violence are felt across all sectors of society in South Canterbury.Rangi-Smith said abuse did not discriminate when it came to the wealth a woman may have.“Over 50 per cent of our client base are in the middle to upper income bracket at the moment,” Rangi-Smith said.“When they’ve got money, they can hide it better.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/78032238/wealth-is-no-protection-against-domestic-violenceKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Eugene Kuebel

first_imgEugene P. Kuebel, 96, of Yorkville, Indiana passed Monday in his home, April 3, 2017.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Anna Mae.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.Eugene and Anna Mae were married in St. Martin’s Church, where he had been a life-long member.Visitation is Sunday, April 9, beginning at 4:00 with rosary and continuing until 7:00 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial is Monday, April 10, at 11:00 at St. Martin’s Church, All Saints Parish. Burial is in St. Martin’s Cemetery.Memorials: Masses and Family Wisheslast_img read more

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Ponciano paces Northern SportMods at Antioch

first_imgANTIOCH, Calif. (May 17) – Megan Ponciano scored her first feature win of the year in Saturday night’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Antioch Speedway.The new season had brought some bad luck to Ponciano, who had car problems in her first three outings. That all changed Saturday as she fought off the competition in the Northern SportMod thriller. “All those restarts were nerve-wracking,” Ponciano said after the race. “I just concentrated on staying in the lead. Things just came together for us this week. We made a few changes on the car and the track was really nice.” Ponciano first battled with early leader Scotty Hoff. Then defending track champion Jeremy Hoff and national championship contender Rob Gallaher moved up to challenge her. “It was a good, clean race,” Ponciano said. Gallaher passed Jeremy Hoff on the last lap. “Megan ran a great race,” Jeremy Hoff said. “My car was way off tonight. I still haven’t got it back to where it was before I wrecked two weeks ago.”Al Johnson of Antioch and Scotty Hoff were fourth and fifth at the finish, respectively.last_img read more

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Melvin Paul Allen, 77, Metamora

first_imgMelvin Paul Allen, age 77, of Metamora, Indiana died Wednesday June 17, 2020 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born September 1, 1942, in Franklin County, Indiana he was the son of the late Bleve C. & Edith O. (Burch) Allen.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army, having retired after serving over 21 years of active duty.On January 12, 1980 he was united in marriage to the former Barbara J. Moniz, and she survives.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion.  In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, making birdhouses and toys for his grandchildren.Besides Barbara, his wife of over 40 years, survivors include a daughter, Tracy Ann Allen-Hardwick of Ohio; two step daughters, Jo Ann Abbate of Indiana and Lucy Ann Tatupu of California; three sisters, Jean Ott of Metamora, Indiana, Sharon Rasner of Connersville, Indiana and Peggy Free of Connersville, Indiana, two brothers, Delbert Allen of Metamora, Indiana and Walter Allen of Brookville, Indiana; 19 Grandchildren, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Wireman and Teri Wilson; two brothers, Isham Allen and Stanley Allen; and two sons, John Michael Moniz and Brian Paul Allen.Pastor Tim Roberts & Walter Allen will officiate the Funeral Services on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church, 20015 Haytown Road, Metamora, Indiana.Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Trinity Full Gospel Holiness Church in Metamora.  Burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora, where full military graveside honors will be conducted by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Allen family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

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Mourinho calls Arsenal ‘boring’

first_img Mourinho said: “I think boring is a team that plays at home and cannot score a goal. That’s boring. “If somebody was boring, they were boring because Petr Cech made zero saves. “You go to your stadium and you fill your stadium, in weather like we had on Monday, to see victories. There is not a home fan in any club in the world who goes to the stadium and expects his team not to win.” The resilient rearguard performance was down to preparation, according to Mourinho, who aimed a verbal barb at another of Chelsea’s title rivals, Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool, who play at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. “We played Sunderland last Tuesday and we had one week to work which we didn’t have since the summer,” Mourinho added. “I had three days to work tactically. I worked on everything because it was a special week for us. It was the kind of week Liverpool has every week.” Chelsea enter the Boxing Day contest with Swansea in fourth place, two points behind Liverpool, the leaders on goal difference from Arsenal. Mourinho believes six sides are in title contention, with Manchester City one point better off than his side, Tottenham six points off the pace and defending champions Manchester United two points further adrift. The Portuguese preferred romping away with the title during his first spell, but is enjoying the competitive nature of a Premier League season which has numerous twists and turns to come. He believes it is imperative his transitional side are in contention, with future title battles in mind. “I enjoyed it more in 2005 and 2006,” he said. “But for me it is fantastic. The pressure is there. I have told the players they have, some of them, to learn how to cope with this situation. Because they have to learn. “For me it is not a problem. For some of the guys it is not a problem. But for them, now, they have to learn how to express themselves on the pitch in this situation. “When you are 20 points behind the leader, you can play at home one day and win 6-0. But what does that mean? It means nothing. “What means something is when you are fighting for the title, play a fantastic match and score the winning goal. “That is the way, especially young players, grow up quickly. They have to grow and I think I’m the right guy to teach them how to cope with this situation because it’s a situation I enjoy.” Ever the pragmatist, Mourinho set up his side defensively and Chelsea were booed off the pitch after claiming a point, to chants of ‘Boring, boring Chelsea’. It was a recycling of lyrics which once were reserved for the Gunners and Mourinho insisted Arsene Wenger’s men were the ones who should have felt the frustrations of their home supporters, not the visitors. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has labelled Arsenal boring for failing to score at home in a defence of his side’s tactics in Monday’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Scott happy with solid start

first_img Scott had been four under after a flawless opening 11 holes, with one of his birdies coming on the par-four 10th where he sealed victory on the second hole of a play-off with Angel Cabrera last year. But the Australian – aiming to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in winning back-to-back titles – then dumped his tee shot on the 12th into Rae’s Creek in front of the green to run up a double-bogey five, before three-putting from long range for par on the 13th and 15th. “I was very happy with the way I played today tee to green,” said Scott, whose 69 matched his lowest opening round at the Masters from last year and 2010. “It was really how you hope to come out and play at any major, and especially the Masters. I was really solid. “I hit the one poor shot on 12, which obviously cost me a couple of shots, but very pleased to get off to a good start and there’s no doubt winning the Masters last year had me a little more comfortable on the first tee than I’ve ever been in the past, because I didn’t have the legs shaking and nerves jangling for six or seven holes like usual. “Getting off to a good start in a major is huge, because I think they are the hardest tournaments to chase. Birdies aren’t that easy to come by usually at majors, and if you’re five, six or 10 back after the first round it’s a hard three days in front of you to peg it back.” Asked if he had thought much about joining such an illustrious club by winning on Sunday, Scott added: “I haven’t really. It’s been mentioned and it gets mentioned to every guy who is coming back to defend I’m sure. “It’s an amazing group of guys, great champions, but it’s so much golf to play yet, I can’t even think about it. My goal teeing off today was to play three good days and get myself in contention and give myself a chance like I did last year.” Oosthuizen also found water on the 12th but escaped with a bogey, while US Open champion Justin Rose did likewise but still shot a 76 matched by playing partner Phil Mickelson, who had two sevens on his card. Press Association Adam Scott was delighted with the start to his Masters title defence on Thursday, despite being one of many players to fall foul of the shortest hole at Augusta National. The only blemish on Scott’s opening 69 was a double bogey on the 12th which left him sharing second place with former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson, the men who contested a play-off here in 2012. American Bill Haas held the lead on four under par with Masters rookies Kevin Stadler, Jonas Blixt and Jimmy Walker among a seven-strong group on two under. Three groups ahead of Scott, 50-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez was four under after 10 holes in his bid to become the oldest winner of any major championship, Julius Boros being 48 years four months and 18 days when he won the US PGA Championship in 1968. However, the Spaniard then dropped a shot on the 11th and also found water off the tee on the 155-yard 12th – ranked the second hardest hole on the course – to card a double bogey on his way to a 71. Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy safely found the 12th green in regulation but three-putted for a bogey and did the same on the 18th to also card a 71. “It was a good day at the office, anything in red figures was a good effort out there,” McIlroy said. “When I saw the pin positions this morning I thought they didn’t want people to get too many under par. “The set up was much more difficult than it has been in the past. Going out tomorrow afternoon the greens are going to be firmer. I wouldn’t mind if they were a little softer. They’re fast already. By Sunday they’re going to be pretty dicey.” Haas had never broken 70 before in 16 previous rounds at Augusta but recovered from a bogey on the first with six birdies, including from five feet on the 18th after also dropping a shot on the 17th. “I knew about that stat before the round so to shoot in the 60s feels great,” Haas said. “There is a lot of golf left but I’m ecstatic with today.” The 31-year-old’s father Jay finished third here in 1995 and the family connection runs even deeper. “My dad’s uncle, Bob Goalby, won the Masters in 1968, and I think it’s been a special place in our family since then,” Haas added. “My dad, I asked him last night, he said he played 22 times here. “My uncle Jerry has competed in a couple of Masters and my uncle Dillard Pruitt, I’m almost positive he played one Masters, maybe two.” Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher had been in outright second when he birdied the ninth to reach the turn in 33, but a hat-trick of bogeys from the 10th halted his charge. The 39-year-old birdied the 15th and eventually signed for a 71 on his debut, one shot better than former US Open champion Graeme McDowell, while Lee Westwood bogeyed the last for a 73. Sergio Garcia and Darren Clarke both shot 74 and Ian Poulter 76, while Luke Donald struggled to a 79 that included a two-shot penalty for touching the ground with his club after leaving his third shot in a greenside bunker on the ninth. last_img read more

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Girls’ soccer roundup

first_img Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 With wins over Washington Academy and Bucksport, GSA’s Eagles upped their record to 8-3-0 and climbed a notch to fourth place in the Maine Principals’ Association Eastern Maine Class C standings.Also in Class C, the 5-5-0 Sumner Tigers are ranked seventh after a loss to Bucksport and a win over Calais.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe point-worthy win over Sumner elevated the 4-6-1 Golden Bucks to eighth place despite losses to Orono and GSA.In Class B, the 6-2-0 Mount Desert Island Trojans are ranked fourth after last week’s win over Foxcroft Academy, and the struggling 1-8-0 Ellsworth Eagles are 16th.The 2-6-2 Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are sitting in eighth place in the Class D standings.In action this week:GSA 4, Washington Academy 0In East Machias on Wednesday, Oct. 1, Hannah Peasley scored twice and Morgan Dauk and Alyssa Chesney contributed goals as the Eagles blanked the Washington Academy Raiders 4-0.Goalkeeper Megan Nowland got the shutout for the Eagles with 11 saves on 15 shots.Paige Sinford made 11 stops on 18 shots for the Raiders.MDI 6, Foxcroft 0Opal Curless had a three-goal hat trick and Paige Mason, Ally Bender and Maeve Geary added single tallies as the Trojans downed the Foxcroft Academy Ponies 6-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Bar Harbor.Goalkeeper Keely McConomy made four saves on as many shots for her second shutout of the season.Kiara Prescott had six saves on 20 shots in goal for the Ponies.Bucksport 5, Sumner 0Eliza Hosford had a big game for the Golden Bucks, posting four goals and assisting on the other by Belle Cyr in a 5-0 win over the Sumner Tigers on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Sullivan.Goalkeeper Bree Coombs got the shutout for the Bucks, who evened their record a 4-4-1 with the win.Old Town 5, Ellsworth 1Times remained tough for the Ellsworth Eagles, who saw their record dip to 1-8-0 on Wednesday, Oct. 1, with a 5-1 loss to Old Town in Ellsworth.Brittany Cousins posted a three-goal hat trick for the Coyotes and Rachel Martin and Michaela Milton contributed goals.Goalkeeper Callie Hammer had 13 saves for the Eagles and Olivia Damboise made 15 stops for the Coyotes.Searsport 2, DI-Stonington 1A pair of goals by Karigen Coffin lifted the Searsport Vikings to a 2-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Deer Isle.Allison Cormier had a first-half goal for the Mariners.DI-Stonington goalkeeper Mallory Gommo had nine saves on 14 shots, and Brooklynn Alberts had four stops on eight shots for the Vikings.Sumner 3, Calais 1The Tigers got back on the winning track on Thursday in Sullivan, downing the Calais Blue Devils 3-1.Sally Lockhart, Hannah Fleming and Casco Haley each scored for the Tigers.Sumner goalkeeper Jordan Merchant held the Blue Devils scoreless, with five saves on 12 shots, until Maddy McVicar spoiled the shutout with just over a minute remaining in the game.Carly Davis had five saves on 12 shots for the Blue Devils.Orono 8, Bucksport 0A pair of goals and two assists by Becky Lopez-Anido led Orono to an 8-0 win over the Golden Bucks on Friday in Orono.Brinsley Chasse and Diana Tyutyunnyk each had two goals and Daphne Murphy and Elise Kenney also scored for the Red Riots.Bree Coombs made 13 saves on 27 shots in goal for the Golden Bucks, and Kaitlin Richards and Sydney Robertson had an easy game for Orono, combining for three saves on just five Bucksport shots.Schenck 4, DI-Stonington 1Two goals each by Anne Laure-Kling and Emma Alley gave the Schenck Wolverines a 4-1 win over the Mariners on Saturday in East Millinocket.Allyson Eaton scored the lone goal for the Mariners.Mallory Gommo made nine saves on 15 shots in goal for DI-Stonington, and Taylor McLaughlin and Ally Noddin combined for 10 saves on 13 shots for the Wolverines.GSA 2, Bucksport 0Second-half goals by Alyssa Chesney and Nellie Haldane boosted the GSA Eagles to a 2-0 win over the Golden Bucks on Monday in Blue Hill.The shutout was the fourth of the season for GSA goalkeeper Megan Nowland.The Eagle offense kept almost constant pressure on Bucksport goalkeeper Bree Coombs, who made 28 saves. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Julianne Wheeler of the Sumner Tigers collides with a Bucksport defender during Bucksport’s 5-0 win last week in Sullivan.The George Stevens Academy Eagles, Sumner Tigers, Bucksport Golden Bucks and Mount Desert Island Trojans all posted wins in girls’ soccer action for the week. Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img read more

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