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  • Death toll from East Nusa Tenggara dengue outbreak rises to 32

    first_imgThe most affected area is Sikka regency, with 1,145 people hospitalized and 13 dead.Erlina said the agency had formed a team to oversee the handling of cases, especially in Sikka where most patients were concentrated.Sikka Regent Robby Idong declared an Extraordinary Occurrence (KLB) in relation to the dengue outbreak in January. Sikka Health Agency acting head Petrus Herlemus said earlier this month that the KLB had been extended to March, the third such extension since the KLB was first announced. (gis)Topics : The death toll of the dengue fever outbreak in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) has risen to 32 as the number of people infected by the dengue virus continues to increase.According to the East Nusa Tenggara Health Agency, 2,697 people are currently hospitalized due to dengue fever across 20 regencies and one municipality in the province.“In NTT, only Central Sumba regency is free of dengue,” the agency’s disease control and prevention head, Erlina R. Salmun, said on Sunday as quoted by read more

  • Gold Coast vendors planning to swap riverfront for beachfront

    first_img22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.THEY’VE enjoyed a luxury riverfront lifestyle for six years but the owners of a Surfers Paradise mega mansion are selling up to move to the beach.Pub baron Tony Burnett, whose hotels include the Jubilee in Brisbane, Del Plaza in Southport and Waxy’s Irish Pub in Surfers Paradise, has listed his Glitter Strip residence at $10.95 million. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.The biggest sale this year on the Gold Coast is $9.5 million for a riverfront mansion at Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Last year, a Paradise Waters residence at 46-48 Norseman Court changed hands for $10.2 million while the biggest sale on the Coast in 2016 was $25 million for a Mermaid Beach mansion. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoHis Admiralty Drive property was built in 2006 and designed by American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes for the Matsushita family, who are behind the Panasonic Corporation.Ray White Prestige agent Robert Graham is marketing the property and described it as an “iconic waterfront home”.“The property is a trophy residence on the main river overlooking the Gold Coast skyline,” he said.“It’s one of those houses where your jaw drops when you walk inside.“It’s substantial and inviting but above all it’s a home. Buyers will struggle to find a more elegant home on the Coast.” 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.The five-bedroom house is on a 1351sq m block and features a 12m indoor swimming pool, marble-tiled ensuites, cinema, library games room, boathouse and 24m pontoon among its luxury features.“What buyers want when purchasing real estate or assets over $10 million is to fall in love with it – they want that special house,” Mr Graham said.“There are a lot of larger homes around the Gold Coast but iconic homes like this rarely become available.”center_img 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.Mr Burnett and wife Toni Ferguson bought the five-bedroom house at 22-24 Admiralty Drive in 2011 for $6.72 million after moving back to Paradise Waters from Sanctuary Cove.Admiralty Drive has some of the largest residences on the Gold Coast and is home to a swag of rich listers and corporate high-flyers. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

  • Brussels puts Poland on watch over sweeping pension reforms

    first_imgThe spokesman further told IPE: “The Commission is following the intention announced by the Polish government to reform the funded pension system and will analyse in detail its possible impact on the sustainability and adequacy of pensions in the next European Semester.”The European Commission has long placed an emphasis on the “adequate, safe and sustainable” nature of member states’ pension systems; the phrase featured repeatedly in its White Paper on Pensions published in 2012.Poland’s reform is but the latest in a number of changes to the second-pillar system, coming after the previous government introduced a ‘slider’ rule, whereby OFE assets were gradually transferred to the Social Security Fund (ZUS) 10 years ahead of retirement.The government also in 2014 legislated the transfer of all OFEs’ domestic sovereign debt holdings, equivalent to 51% of OFE assets, to ZUS and then cancelled the debt to lower Poland’s debt-to-GDP ratio. The DG EMPL statement echoes one issued in the wake of the Hungarian government’s decision in 2010 to close its second-pillar pension system and transfer assets to the national treasury.At the time, a spokeswoman for then-economic affairs commissioner Olli Rehn said the Commission was “concerned” by the move and questioned how it would impact the sustainability of the pension system.Unlike Hungary’s reform, which amounted to wholesale nationalisation of the pensions savings, three-quarters of Poland’s OFE assets are to be transferred to individual retirement accounts (IKE), albeit to be split equally between savers without regard for their previous account balance.The PLN103bn (€25bn) transfer to IKEs will consist of the second-pillar’s domestic equity holdings, while the remaining PLN35bn to be moved to FUS will include assets other than equities, thus avoiding any charges of nationalisation.The final element of Poland’s proposed reform will see the launch of a new occupational savings system, Workers’ Capital Plans (PPKs), towards which employers and employees would each contribute 2%. The European Commission has put Poland on watch over its sweeping pension reforms, which will see part of the assets currently within its funded pillar transferred to the state’s Demographic Reserve Fund (FUS).Reacting to development minister and deputy premier Mateusz Morawiecki’s pledge to close all existing open pension funds (OFEs) and transfer assets within the individual accounts to ZUS and the country’s third-pillar pension system, a spokesman for the Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs (DG EMPL) noted the organisation of a country’s pension system was a matter for each member state.However, the spokesman went on to stress previous advice to Poland to ensure the “sustainability and adequacy” of its pension system.The recommendations were contained within the 2016 country report conducted as part of the European Semester, an annual audit of the fiscal impact of member state policy.last_img read more

  • DCA Supports Full Utilization of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

    first_imgThe U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund bill on Monday October 28, 2019.As reported by the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), the bill may be presented in the House under “suspension of the rules.”“We strongly support the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for intended purpose,” said William P. Doyle, CEO and Executive Director of the DCA. “This bipartisan bill makes it easier for Congress to appropriate any funds collected in the Trust Fund for authorized harbor maintenance needs, including the existing $9.3 billion balance in the Trust Fund.”“The legislation enables the expenditure of approximately $34 billion over the next decade, which will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge all Federal harbors to their constructed widths and depths,” he concluded.In April 2019, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio, Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano, Subcommittee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, and Congressman Mike Kelly introduced H.R. 2396 the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, which would unlock billions in already collected fees to maintain the nation’s Federal ports and harbors.In 1986, Congress enacted the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) to recover the operation and maintenance dredging costs for commercial ports from maritime shippers.The HMT is directly levied on importers and domestic shippers using coastal or inland ports as a 0.125 percent ad valorem tax on the value of imported cargo (e.g., $1.25 per $1,000 value) and is typically passed along to U.S. taxpayers on the purchase of imported goods or services.These revenues are deposited into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund within the U.S. Treasury from which Congress currently appropriates funds to the Corps for harbor maintenance dredging.According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Trust Fund will collect an additional $24.5 billion in new revenues (including interest) over the next decade—on top of the estimated $9.3 billion in previously collected but unspent revenues.Yet, according to CBO, Federal appropriations from the Trust Fund are only estimated to total $19.4 billion over the same decade, resulting in the Trust Fund balance reaching $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2029.last_img read more

  • Washington turns down Iraqi call to remove troops

    first_imgThe State Department said any USdelegation would not discuss the withdrawal of US troops as their presence inIraq was “appropriate.” United States President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on Jan. 8. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE The US meanwhile, imposed moresanctions on Iran, responding to an attack on US troops in Iraq launched byTehran in retaliation for the death of General Qassem Soleimani. BAGHDAD – Washington on Friday spurnedan Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened UnitedStates (US)-Iranian tensions after the US killing of an Iranian commander inBaghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdimade his request for preparations for a US troop withdrawal in a phone callwith US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday in line with a vote inIraq’s parliament last week, his office said.(Reuters)last_img read more

  • Floyd N. Doll

    first_imgFloyd Nicholas Doll, age 86 of Batesville, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, IN. He was born February 13, 1931 in Batesville to the late Alma (Nee: Humig) and Lambert Doll. He married Alberta (Nee: Hoog) on November 25, 1954 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2015.Floyd served in the Korean War with the army. After the war, he worked for City Coal & Oil for many years before driving for Straber Oil Company for over 40 years until his retirement in 2000. For hobbies, Floyd owned and operated Floyd Doll & Sons Raw Furs; he enjoyed farming, gardening, trapping, and hunting. He raised and sold many acres of potatoes, which provided the well-known “tater(s)” nickname to the kids. When it was time to relax, he and Bert would make a trip to Branson, MO and did this several times each year. They had celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in November 2014 with family and friends. Floyd was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and The St. Leon American Legion Post 464.Floyd is survived by daughters and son-in-laws Marcy and Tim Wurtz, Millie and Dan Shane, Janet Ward, Mary and Mark Huntington, Kathy and Dale Schuman, all of Batesville, sons and daughter-in-laws Nick and Sharon Doll, Greg and Colleen Doll, Tony and Nan Doll, all of Batesville, Jim Doll of Sunman, Indiana, Tom and Alisa Doll of Greenwood, daughter-in-law Theresa Doll; son-in-law Herb Hoff, both of Batesville, Indiana; sisters Anna Mae Erhart of Batesville, Shirley Doll of Indianapolis; brother Alois Doll of Batesville, Indiana; 30 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and numerous grand pets. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a daughter Janice Hoff; son Mike Doll; grandson Lambert Doll; and sister Rosemary Dierckman.Visitation is Wednesday, June 7th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 3:45 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8th at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the St. Leon Legion Post #464 at the cemetery after services. The family requests memorials to St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

  • Men’s basketball faces Bruins in final game

    first_imgThe USC Trojans (11-18, 3-14 Pac-12) look to end the season on a high note when they travel across town to face the UCLA Bruins (18-12, 10-7) in the final game of the season. While USC will not be participating in the NCAA tournament later this month, a victory could be huge for the program and give the team momentum leading into the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament — even into the next season.USC won their last home game of the season when they bested the Washington Huskies (15-13, 4-12) by a final score of 70-55. Sophomore forward Nikola Jovanovic led the way with 16 points while freshman guard Elijah Stewart continued to shine in the absence of freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who was lost for the season with a shoulder injury, by scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Redshirt sophomore guard Katin Reinhardt scored 11 points, and sophomore guard Julian Jacobs had a full stat line once again with 8 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. The win over Washington gave the Trojans their third conference win of the season, which is more than they had all of last season.UCLA is coming off a win over the Washington State Cougars (12-16, 6-10) by a score of 72-67 to keep their tournament chances alive. Senior guard Norman Powell scored a       game-high 28 points. Junior forward Tony Parker came off the bench to contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Bryce Alford and freshman forward Kevon Looney had 13 and 12 points respectively.USC will try to play the role of spoiler against their rivals. If UCLA is able to take home the victory, they will have ended their season on a three-game winning streak. The strong ending to their season could give them a stronger case towards earning a berth in the tournament, but they still would not have a significant nonconference win under their belt. They lost to every ranked opponent they played during the year.The last time these two teams squared off, the Bruins blew out the Trojans in the second half to secure the win. The Trojans fell to the Bruins 83-66 and they were out-rebounded by the crosstown rival 41-20. Jovanovic was the leading scorer for the Trojans the last time around with 20 points, but Powell and Alford shined for UCLA as they had 22 and 21 points respectively. The difference in the first meeting was the second half, during which UCLA shot 62.5 percent and extended the lead.Jovanovic has been the most consistent player for USC this season although a big game against UCLA would help validate his skill set and give the young forward confidence heading into the off season ahead of next season.“It was a big win because it’s a confidence boost,” Jovanovic said.Jacobs has also shined in the absence of McLaughlin and has consistently been posting impressive stat lines. The captain of the squad has been near a triple double a couple of times, but it is his leadership on the court that has really made the difference. He has been more vocal in directing his teammates and calling plays. Jacobs knew that the win would be a huge boost heading into his junior year and was glad that he performed so well in front of the home crowd.“We wanted to give them something to look forward to next year,” Jacobs said.The game will be held at Pauley Pavilion and will tip off at 6 pm. The game will air on ESPN2.last_img read more

  • Windies Geared Up for “Difficult” Afghanistan Challenge

    first_imgLUC­KNOW, In­dia – CMC – West In­dies have pre­pared for a “dif­fi­cult” chal­lenge from novices Afghanistan when the one-off in­au­gur­al Test be­tween the two teams bowls off mid­night on Tues­day, (East­ern Caribbean time).Head coach Phil Sim­mons told re­porters onTues­day while Afghanistan pos­sessed lim­it­ed ex­pe­ri­ence in the longest for­mat, play­ing in sub­con­ti­nent con­di­tions made them a dan­ger­ous side and it was im­por­tant West In­dies were on top of their game.“As an op­po­nent, they are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult,” said Sim­mons, ahead of his first Test with the Caribbean side in his sec­ond stint in charge in four years.“They are go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult be­cause they are on their home ground. The wick­et’s go­ing to turn [and] every­thing like that but in say­ing that, every­where you go the op­po­nents are go­ing to be dif­fi­cult in their home at­mos­phere.“It is go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult Test match for us but at the end of the day, we’ve got to play home and away all the time. That’s how we look at it.”West In­dies en­ter as over­whelm­ing favourites to dom­i­nate the game at the Atal Bi­hari Va­j­pay­ee In­ter­na­tion­al Sta­di­um. In their cap­tain Ja­son Hold­er, they pos­sess the world’s lead­ing all-rounder in Tests while Kraigg Brath­waite, Ros­ton Chase and Shai Hope are all ex­pe­ri­enced cam­paign­ers with Test hun­dreds to their names.Vet­er­an seam­er Ke­mar Roach will lead the Windies at­tack with Hold­er and fel­low pace bowler Alzarri Joseph play­ing sup­port­ing roles.Spe­cial­ist spin­ner, left-armer Jomel War­ri­can, is ex­pect­ed to fea­ture promi­nent­ly as is off-spin­ning all-rounder Rah­keem Corn­wall who made his de­but on In­dia’s tour of the Caribbean last Au­gust.Afghanistan, mean­while, has played just three Tests since gain­ing ICC sta­tus two years ago, win­ning two – against In­dia and Bangladesh – and los­ing to In­dia.And Sim­mons, who stepped down as Afghanistan’s coach fol­low­ing the World Cup in Ju­ly, said the Windies would be look­ing to ex­ploit the Asian side’s in­ex­pe­ri­ence.“I think there’s a lot of changes in this team com­pared to the white-ball team,” he not­ed.“And I think that’s their for­mat. Their for­mat is T20 and they’ve done well over the last two, three years in T20 crick­et so they were al­ways go­ing to fight back in that one (se­ries).“I think this one (Test for­mat) they’ve had three Test match­es. They’ve done well … but it’s still a learn­ing stage for them and hope­ful­ly, we can cap­i­talise on that.”Afghanistan’s bowl­ing, as it did in the re­cent T20 se­ries, is ex­pect­ed to be the strength of the home side. But while they boast some de­cent fast bowlers, it is their spin­ners like leg-spin­ning cap­tain Rashid Khan, 19-year-old leg-spin­ner Qais Ahmed and 20-year-old left-arm spin­ners Za­hir Khan and Hamza Ho­tak who are ex­pect­ed to prove the re­al threats.And Sim­mons said West In­dies would un­der­take a last-minute as­sess­ment of the pitch be­fore de­cid­ing on the com­po­si­tion of their squad.“I’ve got to have a look at the wick­et again to­day and maybe to­mor­row morn­ing and see what it looks like be­fore we de­cide what the fi­nal bowl­ing at­tack would be like,” he said.“It (fi­nal XI) may be heavy on spin or heavy on-seam de­pend­ing on what we see be­tween Mon­day and Tues­day.”SQUADSAFGHANISTAN – Rashid Khan (cap­tain), As­ghar Afghan, Ih­san­ul­lah Janat, Ibrahim Zad­ran, Javed Ah­ma­di, Rah­mat Shah, Karim Janat, Qais Ahmed, Ikram Alikhiel (wick­et­keep­er), Af­sar Za­zai, Nasir Ja­mal, Za­hir Khan, Yamin Ah­madzai, Hamza Ho­tak, Ni­jat Ma­sood.WEST IN­DIES – Ja­son Hold­er (cap­tain), Shai Hope, John Camp­bell, Kraigg Brath­waite, Shim­ron Het­my­er, Shamarh Brooks, Ros­ton Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Am­bris, Jomel War­ri­can, Rah­keem Corn­wall, Ke­mar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph.last_img read more

  • AS Roma gains official Asian regional betting partner

    first_imgShare Share Related Articles Italian football club AS Roma has announced a new commercial partnership with Asian online betting company the terms of the agreement the Philippines based brand will become the club’s official regional betting partner, although the length of the deal was not disclosed.Luca Danovaro, Chief Marketing Officer of AS Roma, said: “This is a new and important partnership in a fast-growing market like Asia, where we are expecting to see a lot of new opportunities in the coming years. “ will be an ideal partner, one that has both popularity and experience in providing activities for the Asian public.”The deal allows to use AS Roma’s image and identity in promotions and services throughout Asia, whilst also allowing football fans on the continent to get closer to the club courtesy of a range of activities and promotions.Both parties will also utilise the partnership to develop new opportunities in the Asian market.Ben Davies, representative, added: “Serie A is well-followed in Asia and AS Roma is an outstanding team. Through this partnership we are confident that our brand can reach new heights.”This agreement with Serie A side AS Roma follows a deal with Dutch Eredivisie outfit AFC Ajax in June of this year, whereby become the clubs official Asian betting partner. StumbleUpon LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

  • Ghanaian makes name in Super Bowl in US

    first_imgAmong the many things the sporting fraternity in Ghana will be following includes the hugely popular Super Bowl in Dallas when Green Bay Packers take on Pittsburgh Steelers.There is Ghanaian involvement as safety Charlie Peprah and safety in American Football is equivalent to defender in Soccer and he will start for the Green Bay Packers.Charlie is grandson of ex- Ghana military leader, General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and he is making his super bowl debut just five years after turning professional. Joseph Peprah is the father of the 27-year-old Charlie and he has told Joy Sports his son is overwhelmed by the supports he has received from Ghanaians.“He is very excited for the opportunity to play Super Bowl at this level and he is very excited about his team doing very well this season,” Mr Peprah told Joy Sports.Joseph Peprah works at the National Communications Authority and left Accra for the USA last night to watch his son.He is optimistic that Charlie’s team will win the game. Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more