A highly charged battle

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South Sulawesi flood kills at least 38 people, dozens reportedly missing

first_img“The search was continued this morning around Pombakka village, the location where the two victims were found last time. We will also continue the search around the river banks and around Salu Tuara Bridge, which is full of wood [debris],” Rizal added.The severe flooding was caused by heavy rainfall that began Sunday last week, causing three rivers – the Masamba, Rongkong and Mely – to overflow. Hundreds of houses and public facilities were buried under 3 to 5 meters of mud. Access to Masamba and Radda villages in Baebunta district was also blocked off by 2-meter-deep mud. “The flow of the river in North Luwu is quite stable under daily conditions. However, based on further analysis, the inclined upstream slope is not supported by stable soil aggregate,” South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah said.He added that the rain intensity over three days was quite high, with 100 to 200 millimeters of rain falling daily. “It is a lesson for all of us. First, we need to normalize the rivers. Second, we need to think of the safety of people living near the river banks. Third, [human] activities around the upstream must be evaluated further.” (trn)Topics : Severe flooding that hit North Luwu regency, South Sulawesi, last week claimed at least 38 lives, while dozens more remain missing, authorities reported on Monday.“As of Monday, the joint rescue team has recorded a total of 38 casualties,” Makassar National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) spokesperson Rizal said as quoted by kompas.com.On Sunday, the joint team found two victims in Pombakka village, West Malangke district. “One was a female, estimated to be aged 23, and another victim, a male, was found at the Masamba River, Bone Tua subdistrict,” he said.Rizal explained that the two bodies, which were taken to Hikmah Masamba Hospital, had not yet been identified.According to a report by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Sunday, 40 people were reportedly missing. The disaster also injured 58 people and caused 14,483 from Sabbang, Baebunta and Masamba districts to flee from their homes.Read also: Hundreds affected by floods within location of Indonesia’s future capitallast_img read more

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Liverpool are ‘on a completely different level’

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says Liverpool are ‘on a completely different level’ Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino met on Sunday afternoon (Picture: Getty Images)‘You cannot compare [Liverpool and Tottenham]. When Klopp arrived at Liverpool it was only about focusing on building a team that could compete and be a real contender with other teams,’ Pochettino said to Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Our philosophy is completely different, we can’t compare the two projects. They are on a completely different level. In the last two transfer windows we didn’t sign one player – it’s like we are banned!More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘We are focused on different things, that’s why we are different, and we must be focused on operating in different ways and still be competitive as football is the most important thing in this company.‘[Liverpool] have an unbelievable squad and every season they add more quality. So it’s normal that Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd and Chelsea are building to win and be real contenders.’ Phil HaighSunday 31 Mar 2019 1:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14Shares Advertisement Commentcenter_img Pochettino is fighting to stay in the top four (Picture: Getty Images)Spurs are looking to improve an extremely poor recent record against Liverpool on Sunday as they have only beaten the Merseysiders once in their last 13 meetings.Anything but a win for Tottenham would allow Arsenal the opportunity to overtake them when they host Newcastle on Monday night.MORE: Maurizio Sarri explains why he has benched Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante for Chelsea v CardiffMORE: Manchester United in strong position to land Solskjaer favourite Wilfried Zaha in cut-price deal Mauricio Pochettino is risking upsetting some Spurs fans (Picture: Getty Images)Mauricio Pochettino has described Liverpool as ‘on a completely different level’ to his Tottenham side, due to their ability to spend big in the transfer market.Spurs travel to Anfield to take on the Reds on Sunday afternoon, and Pochettino is clear that the two teams cannot be compared, despite just one place separating them in the Premier League table.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starPochettino has not added to his squad in either of the last two transfer windows, while Liverpool have bought the likes of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.The Argentine even suggested that other clubs in the battle for the Premier League title and Champions League places are ‘real contenders’ while Spurs cannot compete.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta ready to sell three Arsenal centre-halves this summer, including Rob Holding

first_imgMikel Arteta is looking to dramatically shake up his defensive options in the summer transfer window (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is willing to listen to offers for three of his current central defenders this summer, including Rob Holding. The 24-year-old had been one of only a handful of players to have significantly improved under the management of Unai Emery before a cruciate knee ligament injury ended his 2019/20 season prematurely.Holding made his return to first team action in September but has made only eight subsequent appearances and has made just a solitary start since Mikel Arteta was appointed as Emery’s successor back in December.David Ornstein, speaking on the Athletic’s Ornstein and Chapman podcast, revealed Arsenal will consider bids for Holding who cost just 2.5million when Arsene Wenger recruited him from Bolton in the summer of 2016.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSokratis Papastathopoulos, whose current contract expires next year, may also be deemed surplus to requirements while, despite having improved dramatically under Arteta, Arsenal could entertain offers for Shkodran Mustafi. Comment Mikel Arteta ready to sell three Arsenal centre-halves this summer, including Rob Holding Arsenal will listen to offers for both Rob Holding and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer (Picture: Getty)The Gunners would be unable to come anywhere close to breaking even on the Germany international, who cost £35million when he was bought from Valencia four years ago, while the player hinted last week he was keen to stay and continue his development under Arsenal’s ‘little professor’.He said: ‘He’s a little like a professor. He knows exactly where he wants the players to be when on the ball and how to react when losing the ball. It’s very special.‘When I pass I am usually only focused on where to be if we lose the ball but he wants me to contribute offensively too. So we constantly need to make an option for the player on the ball.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWilliam Saliba will return imminently from his loan spell at Saint Etienne, while David Luiz will be retained despite last week admitting he would like to end his career at Benfica. Pablo Mari arrived on loan in January from Flamengo but the Gunners are almost certain to sign the Spainiard permanently, especially given Calum Chambers is likely to remain on the sidelines until September following a serious knee injury. Arteta is also reported to be on the lookout for a new left-back that would allow Bukayo Saka to flourish in his favourite position on the wing with Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico said to be a £20million target. MORE: Jeremie Aliadiere tells Matteo Guendouzi to ‘grow up’ after bust-up at Arsenal’s winter training campMORE: Bacary Sagna admits Arsenal’s fear of bigger teams stopped them winning the leagueFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 May 2020 11:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gobernador Wolf, Vicegobernador Fetterman: Nuevo grupo de trabajo sobre las disparidades en materia de salud para abordar la manera en que la COVID-19 afecta a las minorías

first_imgGobernador Wolf, Vicegobernador Fetterman: Nuevo grupo de trabajo sobre las disparidades en materia de salud para abordar la manera en que la COVID-19 afecta a las minorías SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 15, 2020center_img African American Affairs,  Animal Welfare,  Español,  Latino Affairs,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de hoy y en medio de la creciente preocupación por la manera en que la COVID-19 afecta desproporcionadamente a las poblaciones minoritarias en el estado y se suma a los problemas de disparidad de salud ya existentes, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y el Vicegobernador John Fetterman anunciaron la creación de un grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud que ayudará a comunicar los problemas relacionados con la manera en que la pandemia afecta a las poblaciones minoritarias y vulnerables del estado.“Conocemos casos en Pennsylvania donde se han producido brotes importantes de COVID-19 en comunidades vulnerables, incluso en aquellas en las que las personas no hablan inglés”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Estamos trabajando para mejorar nuestra recopilación de información para poder obtener una mejor comprensión estadística de la manera en que el virus ha afectado a diferentes grupos de personas. El Vicegobernador presidirá un nuevo grupo de trabajo sobre las disparidades en materia de salud que trabajará para identificar las consecuencias a corto y largo plazo de la pandemia de COVID-19 en nuestras comunidades vulnerables”.El grupo de trabajo está compuesto por miembros de la Administración Wolf, dirigido por el Vicegobernador Fetterman e incluye a los directores ejecutivos de cada una de las cinco comisiones del Gobernador que representan a las poblaciones minoritarias, miembros del equipo de Health Equity Response del Departamento de Salud y aquellos que sirven como contacto para las partes interesadas, los constituyentes y los legisladores sobre los problemas y las inquietudes relacionadas con la disparidad en materia de salud en las comunidades vulnerables de Pennsylvania durante la pandemia de COVID-19 y más allá.Además de las numerosas reuniones para recopilar información cada semana, este grupo de trabajo se acercará de manera proactiva a los líderes de estas comunidades para recoger observaciones, ideas y comentarios generales sobre este tema.La meta del grupo de trabajo es preparar recomendaciones para el Gobernador que aborden las consecuencias a corto y largo plazo de la pandemia de COVID-19 en las comunidades minoritarias y vulnerables del estado.“Es inadmisible que los residentes de Pennsylvania negros, latinos y asiáticos del Pacífico se vean más afectados por esta pandemia, lo que ha puesto de manifiesto la inequidad en todo el sistema que ya existía en estas comunidades”, dijo el Vicegobernador John Fetterman. “Nuestra labor es mantener a salvo a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania. Necesitamos llegar a estas comunidades y crear una línea de comunicación directa con el Gobernador para que podamos detener la propagación de la COVID-19”.El Departamento de Salud publica datos diarios sobre los afectados por la COVID-19, pero los datos sobre la raza han sido escasos.“Actualmente nos falta la información vital sobre la raza de aproximadamente el 70% de la información que estamos recibiendo de los proveedores”, dijo la Dra. Rachel Levine, Secretaria del Departamento de Salud. “Ayer emitimos un recordatorio a los hospitales y otros proveedores que establece que es obligatorio informar los datos sobre la raza. Necesitamos recopilar esta información para tener el panorama completo sobre la manera en que el virus está afectando a las comunidades negras o afroamericanas, hispanas y otras comunidades vulnerables. Un aumento en el informe de datos sobre la raza significa menos evidencia anecdótica y más hechos en los que podemos confiar con el fin de vigilar con precisión dónde y cómo podemos servir mejor a nuestras poblaciones minoritarias”.“Al trabajar de manera proactiva con líderes de diferentes comunidades en nuestro estado, podemos asegurarnos mejor que nadie se quede afuera cuando comencemos a recuperarnos de esta crisis”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Todos debemos continuar trabajando juntos para superar esta pandemia. Necesitamos seguir cuidándonos mutuamente. Necesitamos continuar apoyándonos mutuamente. Y tenemos que seguir teniendo consciencia de cómo nuestras acciones afectan a los demás”.Ver esta página en inglés.last_img read more

Double-storey Brisbane home snapped up in just 24 hours

first_img3 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home at Daisy Hill has sold for $1.215 million after just one day on the market.It also broke the street record, selling for $160,000 above the street’s previous record residential price. Inside the beautiful home at Daisy Hill.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoMr Juresic received three offers on the home within the first day of the property being listedfor sale.“It’s the equivalent of selling a house in New Farm for $30 million,” Mr Juresic said.“Our marketing campaign was aggressive.“Within 24 hours of the house going on the market we had over 30 calls, inspections all dayand three written offers.” There’s plenty of space in this bathroom.Mr Juresic said a local family purchased the property.“They wanted a bigger house and to be closer to work,” he said.“It’s a beautiful home in the best part of Daisy Hill and very close to John Paul College.“A home of this quality, in this area, doesn’t come up very often.” 3 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill sold for $1.215 million.The property at 3 Lynette Way, in The Sanctuary Estate, was sold by NGU Real Estate’s Emil Juresic and Rachael Savic.It also falls into Daisy Hill’s top 10 highest house transactions on record, according toCoreLogic data. Cook up a storm in this large kitchen.The double-storey contemporary home is on a 1200sq m elevated allotment.Standout features of the property include a floating timber staircase, polished timber floors and semi-frameless glass balustrades.There is also a triple-car garage with storage room.last_img read more

MERS Patient Improving, Virus Appears Contained

first_imgHealth officials have provided an update regarding the first domestic case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS found in Indiana last week.The man fell ill with the virus after flying to back from Saudi Arabia last month. He arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and was admitted into Munster Community Hospital in northwestern Indiana. The patient has been improving and is expected to be released from the hospital soon.Preliminary tests reveal that all hospital employees who came in contact with the patient, as well as the patient’s close family contacts, are negative for MERS.“Having the first case of MERS in the United States appear right here in Indiana is a scary situation and I understand the concerns felt by those who live and work in the Chicago and northwestern Indiana area,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D.“I want to assure everyone that our state medical experts, CDC, and Community Hospital of Munster have been working around the clock to contain the spread of this disease and protect Americans.”State and federal health officials have been working to monitor the situation and prevent the spread of the virus.Indiana Governor Mike Pence applauded the joint effort of healthcare workers saying, “Working together, they did an excellent job in protecting the public health. We commend all involved.”last_img read more

Teachers Ask U.S. Senators to Do Their Jobs

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — In classrooms across the country, students learn about the role citizens play in democracy. And in about a dozen classrooms, they’re hearing firsthand from their teachers, who got to go to Washington, D.C.They were selected for the trip by the National Education Association (NEA), after writing letters to the U.S. Senate asking for a hearing and vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.Patrick Chambers, who teaches government at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis, says his kids are taught that being a good citizen requires cooperation, mutual respect and the ability to compromise.He says that’s what lawmakers should be doing.“What are we supposed to say to our students?” asks Chambers. “The way this behavior is occurring is basically forcing us to change the lesson in which we explain the process, because never before had there been so much partisan politics involved.”Chambers says while in the nation’s capital, he and fellow teachers asked for a meeting with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but he turned them down. McConnell wants the nomination process to happen after a new president takes office.Just because someone they know was asked to participate, Chambers says, the students are learning that citizens do have a voice in government.“You see the White House on television or movies, and it seems really far way,” he says. “‘I’m just one of 330-plus million people in this country. They don’t care about me, my vote doesn’t count.’”Chambers says students are encouraged to work together and do their jobs, even when they aren’t friends or have disagreements. He says they’re not learning that lesson by watching their elected leaders.The NEA also has launched an online petition asking the Senate to act on the president’s nominee.last_img read more

O’Neill worried by lack of goals

first_img The team’s scoring struggle is at the heart of their uninspiring start to life under O’Neill, who has yet to taste victory in nine matches at the helm. In five World Cup qualifiers to date they have found the net just three times, all in draws, and have surrendered plenty of winnable points along the way. He said: “It’s not just the forwards, right through the team we’ve been missing chances.” Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill admits curing his side’s ills in front of goal will be no easy task. They created more than enough chances to put away both Luxembourg and Azerbaijan at home and were on top for much of Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat to Israel only to pay for their lack of goals by conceding twice in the last 13 minutes. O’Neill knows his side must begin finding the target soon, but with record goalscorer David Healy now limited to cameos from the bench and no natural successor emerging from the pack that will be a challenge. “We got a wee bit of a lesson from Israel in terms of being clinical,” said the former Shamrock Rovers boss. “But it’s not as though I can go out and buy a striker, we don’t have that luxury. “We did miss (the suspended) Kyle Lafferty last night, no doubt. David has had a marvellous career for us but he’s not playing regular club football and his impact may be limited coming off the bench. “The other players we have in that position are very inexperienced at international level. “We do a lot of attacking play, working on movement and shape and you can do all that in training but the players know themselves when we’ve had the opportunities we’ve not done well enough with conversion in any of the games.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Premier League broadcast deals mean huge windfall for clubs

first_img The Premier League has confirmed its merit money payments of £1.2million for every place each club finishes up the table, rising to £24million for the champions. That represents a 60% rise on last season. Facility fees of £750,000 will be paid to a club for every live TV appearance, with a minimum payment of £7.5million. There has been no confirmation from the league of the equal shares that will be paid to clubs for domestic and overseas broadcasting deals, but they are expected to rise by 60% and 70% respectively – in line with the increases in those deals – to £23million and £32million per club. The huge rise in income should help a number of clubs turn their financial fortunes around, especially if they have been able to minimise wage bill rises for players this season. How the Premier League payments will be calculated: :: £1.2million paid for every place a club finishes in the league, up to £24million for the champions. :: facility fees of £750,000 for every time a club appears on a live TV match, with a minimum of £7.5million. :: equal share from domestic broadcast deals – not yet confirmed but expected to be around 60% increase to £23million per club. :: equal share from overseas broadcast deals – not yet confirmed but expected to be around 70% increase to £32million per club. Press Association The Premier League champions stand to rake in £95million from TV money this season while even the bottom club will earn £63million. center_img The huge value of new £5.5billion Premier League broadcast deals will be highlighted by the fact that whoever finishes bottom of the table on Sunday should earn more from TV money than the £60.8million Manchester United were paid after winning the league last season. The new champions are expected to be paid £35million more, and the bottom club around £24million more than QPR earned after finishing bottom last season. last_img read more