Indonesian Red Cross sends COVID-19 mitigation supplies to Timor Leste

first_imgRead also: Indonesia to carry out large-scale trials of blood plasma therapy for COVID-19 patientsIn total, the supplies weighed around 4 tons.“Although the PMI is actually experiencing a similar challenge, namely a supply shortage for COVID-19 countermeasures, it is still committed to offering help,” Sahat Sitorus, Indonesian Ambassador to Timor Leste, said in the statement.He expressed his hope for the two groups to further strengthen their ties in the future, then thanked them as well as on-duty doctors and nurses for their hard work in containing the outbreak in Timor Leste. The country has reported zero COVID-19 cases since May 15.The country has recorded 24 COVID-19 patients in total, all of whom have recovered.Topics : The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has sent the Timor Leste Red Cross (CVTL) medical supplies for COVID-19 mitigation measures as part of ongoing efforts to strengthen the spirit of collaboration between the two cross-border institutions.The aid packages arrived in Timor Leste on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Dili.They comprise personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 handling, including 500 masks, 500 protection suits, 500 glasses, 500 face shields, 10,000 packages of disinfectant, 10 sprayers and 10 thermometers to be used by volunteers and medical workers in 13 districts in Timor Leste.last_img read more

High winds causing damage and power outages

first_imgSunman, IN—As high winds and rain moved through the area this morning, thousands of people woke up without power.  Roughly 1000 customers are currently without power according to the Duke Energy outage reporter in the Sunman/ Penntown area as of 6 am.  According to the Duke, power will be back for the area by 1 p.m. Monday.A wind advisory was issued across the Tri-State as winds reached 54 mph.Wind also caused several reports of damage in the area including blowing the roof off the Aurora shell station on US 50.last_img

HOME TO THE HOYA: Otto Porter silences record crowd in final SU-Georgetown Big East Dome game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman So many came before Otto Porter. Over the course of three-plus decades of epic clashes between Syracuse and Georgetown, dominant individual performances occasionally wrestled the spotlight away from the rivalry itself. In front of a record-breaking, thunderous crowd, Porter ensured his would be next.Porter singlehandedly spoiled Syracuse’s going-away party to the rivalry by scoring 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting in No. 11 Georgetown’s 57-46 win over No. 8 Syracuse on Saturday. By the time Porter finished hitting shots from all over the floor, nearly all 35,012 fans left disappointed after witnessing SU’s 38-game home winning streak come to a crashing end.The Orange’s (22-5, 10-4 Big East) lack of defensive execution on Porter coupled with its own cold shooting cost it against the Hoyas (21-4, 11-3) in the season’s biggest game so far.“Porter was the difference in the game. He played tremendously. He was great today,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “The other players really struggled and he had to make plays and he made them all day.”Porter missed his first 3 of the game. It was a tease. He didn’t miss much after that. And he made a variety of shots.After SU jumped out to an early 12-4 lead, Porter hit a short jumper from the right block that cut the Hoyas’ deficit to six. He hit a 3 from the left wing with about 4:30 left in the half. It gave Georgetown a 19-15 lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt also spearheaded the rest of Porter’s night. The more shots he knocked down, the more he took. The more shots he took, the more he knocked down. It was a constant headache for an Orange defense that repeatedly left him open on the outside.“He played really well. He shot the ball real well,” Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “We just needed to get out on him. He got some easy baskets and wide-open looks, which can’t happen.”Porter put on a display in the second half, when he scored 17 of his points. He hit back-to-back 3s that put Georgetown up 32-29.On the defensive end, he was just as dangerous. About eight minutes into the half, he stole the ball away from Orange guard Brandon Triche. Porter broke up the court for a fast-break jumper that gave the Hoyas a 36-31 lead.At times, Porter hit head-scratching shots. With just less than five minutes remaining in the game, Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick penetrated Syracuse’s zone, drawing the defense. Porter stood alone on the left wing. Trawick sent a pass across the court to Porter. Triche raced over with an outstretched arm to try and contest it. But Porter got the shot off in time, and drew a foul from Triche.Porter converted the four-point play, giving Georgetown a comfortable eight-point lead with 4:52 left.“I don’t know how that went in,” Porter said of his 3. “I was speechless.”So were the 35,012 in attendance, many of whom started filing out of the Dome in the closing minutes. Porter’s performance ensured Syracuse couldn’t make a come back.Triche said it was easy for him to lose Porter at times because the Hoyas were so active in moving the basketball, and Porter could sneak behind him and get to the high post for open looks. By the time Triche or any other Syracuse defender recognized Porter on the arc, it was too late.After the game, Boeheim hesitated to put Porter’s performance in a grouping of the best individual performances from the rivalry.“There have been a lot of pretty good performances,” Boeheim said. “You’d have a pretty big group there. About 10 or 15 to be honest.”There was Pearl Washington’s buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper in 1985 that gave Syracuse a 65-63 win over Georgetown. There was the Hoyas’ Charles Smith making a layup in the closing seconds to send Georgetown to a 69-68 win over the Orange in 1988. Then there was Gerry McNamara’s heroic performance in the 2006 Big East Tournament when he scored 15 points in the second half to beat the Hoyas 58-57.Now there’s Otto Porter’s 33-point performance that turned the Carrier Dome crowd from raucous to awestruck.The game was evenly matched in most areas. Georgetown shot 35.2 percent to Syracuse’s 34. Georgetown scored only two more points in the paint, while the Orange outrebounded the Hoyas by two.Porter was the lone exception. He stood out. He grabbed the spotlight.“I thought Porter was the difference in the game,” Boeheim said before a long pause. “By a lot.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Ten years after national championship SU retires Carmelo Anthony’s jersey at halftime of Georgetown gameCohen: Georgetown’s Otto steals show on record-setting day for Syracuselast_img read more

Lane Gibbs still adored by fans

first_imgGibbs still has a preference for Test cricket matches (played over five days). He, however, has no problem with the frenetic T20 format which attracts thousands of fans to matches in the Caribbean while support for the onger version has declined. Approaching 83rd birthday At the time of his retirement from Tests in 1976, Gibbs had taken 309 wickets, a record. This weekend, he will be at Central Broward Regional Park, more than likely cheering Guyana Amazon Warriors against St. Kitts And Nevis Patriots.Maybe he’ll turn his arm over for old time’s sake. Gibbs empathizes with players who have turned their backs on Test matches for the glamor of T20. “It’s more hip and the pay is not bad. You can’t blame them for looking out for their welfare. Look, when I was a world-record holder I was getting one pound (sterling) a day playing for the West Indies,” he said. Not much has changed in terms of the game’s popularity in the US, but Gibbs believes with the CPL making a mark in its debut South Florida run last year, the tournament can do even better in 2017.For cricket to take off in the US, he noted, nurturing its roots is critical. “You’ve got to start (promoting the game) in the schools. Look at soccer, you pass every park and kids are playing… It wasn’t like that one time. Now, soccer is huge!” he exclaimed. CPL motivating cricket in the US Amid the speeches at an introduction function at Central Broward Regional Park for the Jamaica Tallawahs on August 1, Lance Gibbs soaked-up adulation from fans. Gibbs, who is approaching his 83rd birthday, looks fit and trim. He is a vice-president of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which bowls off at Central Broward Regional Park on August 5th. The South Florida leg concludes on August 6th.After retiring from first-class cricket in 1976, Gibbs migrated to the United States, not exactly a bastion of cricket. A West Indies cricket legend, the former right arm off spinner has lived in South Florida since 1979. The cricket scene here is a big contrast to cricket-hungry Guyana, his native land. The one-day game was starting to take off at the end of Gibbs career. He played only three One-Day Internationals, the last against Sri Lanka in 1975. Empathizes with T20 playerslast_img read more

Sarri targets top-four spot over Europa League as Chelsea injuries grow

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has admitted Chelsea will prioritise a top-four finish ahead of winning the Europa League as a means of restoring the club to the Champions League next season, with the Italian’s defensive options to be severely depleted over the final few weeks of the campaign.Victories in the last two league games, against Watford and Leicester, would almost certainly secure a return to Europe’s elite club competition after a season’s absence. Relatively inconsistent domestic form, particularly away from home, since the turn of the year meant Sarri had previously publicly targeted success in the Europa League, which also carries the carrot of Champions League qualification. However, on the eve of his side’s daunting semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, a sense of pragmatism appeared to have taken hold.“I have a good feeling for this competition, and had one also while at Napoli, but, at the moment, we need to finish in the top four in the Premier League,” said Sarri, who has never won a major honour as a head coach. “We want to play next season in the Champions League. Of course, the Europa League is important – it’s a very important trophy. But we need to think about the Premier League. We want to get into the Champions League through the Premier League.”Sarri is still expected to field a strong side in Frankfurt, with Eden Hazard likely to start, but there is concern over the lack of options at centre-half. Antonio Rüdiger has undergone surgery in Rome on a torn meniscus in a knee – an injury originally sustained in the loss at Liverpool and aggravated in Sunday’s draw at Manchester United – and faces at least three months on the sidelines, while Gary Cahill has suffered an achilles tendon complaint and has not travelled.César Azpilicueta, who operated on the right of a back three under Sarri’s predecessor, Antonio Conte, has trained at centre-back and will stand in if either Andreas Christensen or David Luiz is ruled out. The young Dane, who featured heavily under Conte last term, has been a regular in the Europa League this season.“We are in trouble with the centre-backs,” said Sarri. “In the last two training sessions, we played with Azpilicueta as a centre-back in case. He’s the only one who can play there. We’ve played 58 matches this season and, in the past, we’ve been lucky with injuries. In the last 10 days, not so lucky.”“Antonio is a very important player for us and to miss any player at this stage is not the best news we could have,” said Azpilicueta, a winner of this competition with Chelsea in 2013. “But he is a strong man. We know he’ll be back as soon as possible, and fit enough to keep his level. I’m ready to play wherever the manager asks me to play. I’ve played centre-back for Chelsea and the national team. I’m ready for whatever.”Eintracht are imposing hosts enjoying a fine season, but local concerns centre on the absence of the suspended Ante Rebic and the loss of Sébastien Haller to injury, denying them two of their rampaging front three and heaping more pressure on Luka Jovic to add to his tally of eight goals in this competition.There are fears, too, that a slog of a season has finally caught up with Adi Hütter’s side. They have failed to win any of their last three Bundesliga matches in their own pursuit of the Champions League and now hover three points clear of fifth place and the chasing pack.Yet the Europa League has tended to coax the best from them. Eintracht have never lost at home to English opposition, and emerged from a group ahead of Lazio and Marseille, then eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk, Internazionale and Benfica in the knockout phase.“But Chelsea are a powerhouse, a pure Champions League team,” said Hütter before rattling off the opposing players he expects to face. “Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Giroud, Higuain – they have lots of experience – Hazard, Pedro who played in Barcelona… Most of our players are playing their first European season. But we’ve been brave and deserve to be here. On a special day, we can hurt even a special opponent.” –Source: Guardian UKlast_img read more

Injured Serena Williams withdraws from second consecutive tournament

first_imgSerena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open due to an injury to her left knee, tournament organizers confirmed.Williams came through her opening match against Rebecca Peterson in three sets, but she will no longer take to the court to face Wang Qiang on Sunday. Serena Williams shakes off Rebecca Peterson in Miami opener It is the second consecutive tournament Williams has been forced to pull out of. At the Indian Wells Open earlier this month, she retired during her match with Garbine Muguruza due to a viral illness.”I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury,” Williams said in a statement. Related News DRAW ALERTDue to a left knee injury, @serenawilliams has withdrawn. No. 18 seed Qiang Wang of China will advance to the fourth round.We wish Serena a speedy recovery and hope to see her back in Miami next year.#MiamiOpen— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 23, 2019″It was an amazing experience to play at the Hard Rock Stadium this year and [I] would like to thank the Miami Open for putting on an amazing event.center_img Illness forces Serena Williams to retire against Garbine Muguruza “I hope to be back next year to play at this one-of-a-kind tournament in front of the incredible fans here in Miami.”Williams’ withdrawal means she has still completed only one event so far in 2019 — the Australian Open where she was beaten by Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

Klopp accepts FA charge over wild derby celebrations

first_imgKlopp has received sympathy from the likes of City manager Pep Guardiola and on Tuesday more came from his opposing manager in the derby, Everton’s Marco Silva.“In that moment I didn’t see what Jurgen did,” said Silva.“Now I saw and for me it’s not a matter. It’s the emotion of the game, it’s a normal situation. He’s celebrating.“I don’t know if we had scored in that moment what would be my reaction.“If you ask me, I think he shouldn’t (have been fined) but the FA has to decide what the rules are.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted on Tuesday a charge of misconduct levelled by the Football Association (FA), saying “if you break rules you have to pay for it.”The 51-year-old German had been charged after his exuberant celebrations following Divock Origi’s goal in the 96th minute for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby with Everton on Sunday which gave them a 1-0 victory.Klopp raced towards his players and embraced goalkeeper Alisson Becker as the win kept them just two points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.The Liverpool manager had already admitted after the match his behaviour was “not cool” and at his press conference on Tuesday said he held his hands up to the charge.“That’s what rules are for. If you break rules you have to pay for it,” he said.last_img read more

Inaugural Veterans Day Celebration at Saint Martin’s University Flag Pavilion

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityThe American Legion Band, the color guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 318 in Olympia and a commemorative tree-planting ceremony will be among the highlights of the inaugural Veteran’s Day Celebration at Saint Martin’s University, starting at 11:30 a.m. on November 10.The University’s new Flag Pavilion, located at the base of the Grand Staircase outside Old Main and adjacent to the Jan Halliday Memorial Plaza, is the venue for the celebration, which will be hosted by the Saint Martin’s University Veterans Club. The event is free and open to the public.“The focus of this Veterans Day celebration will be on gratitude — to our service members, our citizens and our nation,” says Fiona Ebbertt, a U.S. Army veteran, veterans club president and mathematics major at Saint Martin’s.  “We want to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans and citizens for always having each other’s backs.”President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D., will be present to welcome attendees and introduce guest speaker David R. Spangler, Ph.D. Spangler spent 21 of his 23 years at Saint Martin’s as president, retiring in 2005. He was called out of retirement in 2008 to serve as interim president until Heynderickx was selected to fill the president’s post in September 2009.During the ceremony, gratitude will also be formally expressed to Board of Trustees member and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Terence Monaghan ’62 and his wife, Mary Louise ’60, for the roles they played in establishing the Flag Pavilion. The Monaghans were touring the Lacey campus one day when Mrs. Monahan noticed there was no American flag present.“She remarked that we needed to do something to get a flag on campus. So, I put pencil to pad and designed a flag pavilion,” recalls Monaghan, an engineer and retired president of Veco Engineering. With funding provided by the Monaghans, the pavilion was constructed by Saint Martin’s personnel under the supervision of Alan Tyler, the University director of facilities.A formal dedication of the Flag Pavilion was held in February to recognize military veteran and active-duty students, alumni, faculty and staff, and members of the community, for their service to the country.As part of the upcoming Veterans Day Celebration, an “Honor Tree” will be planted and attendees will be invited to tie yellow ribbons on the branches as a show of gratitude to a military service member, according to Ebbertt.“The point of the tree is, we want to have a living memory that’s symbolic of the sacrifice and efforts of service members everywhere,” Ebbertt says.A luncheon hosted by the Veterans Club in the Worthington Conference Center, located on campus, will follow the ceremony at 12:30 p.m. The luncheon is open to the public. Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $956,875 INTO SUNDAY; 47 CONSOLATION TICKETS EACH PAY $3,100.75ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved yet again on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $956,875.With $269,789 in “new” money wagered, today’s total Jackpot pool reached $1,164,897.  Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 47 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $3,100.75.With a nine-race card on tap tomorrow, the Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m. PT.First post time on Sunday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Blue Eagles ride battle cry #BEBOB on way to UAAP crown

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments The outgoing captain added their two straight losses to the Green Archers and Far Eastern University, in the elimination round and Final Four, respectively proved to be the turning point of their season and they immediately turned to their mantra so set their sail back in the right direction.“We were tested throughout the whole season but staying with #BEBOB we didn’t break,” said Tolentino. “No one else can break this group of guys, our little team. #BEBOB was their to remind us we have each other and the whole Ateneo community is behind us.” MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img And on Saturday skipper Vince Tolentino finally shared what “#BEBOB” really meant. “It started in our first Baler camp, coach Tab (Baldwin) came up with the hashtag that meant ‘Blue Eagles Band of Brothers,’” said Tolentino during the team’s media session before the ceremonial bonfire at Ateneo’s grounds. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“It started in Baler because that’s where we first began everything.”Tolentino said the “#BEBOB” became their rallying cry throughout their 13-1 eliminations in Season 80, and all the way to their Game 3 Finals victory over De La Salle to win the crown. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles PLAY LIST 03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor those following the social media activities of Ateneo during the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, there was a hashtag that certainly piqued the curiosity of some.That hasthag was “#BEBOB” with the entire the Blue Eagles roster blowing it up across social media as they prepped up for De La Salle in the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Ateneo not done, wants more titles Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more