Three dead, seven missing after boat sinks in East Nusa Tenggara

first_imgHe explained that 19 of those on board were rescued by the NTT Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and the Rote Ndao Water Police Unit (Polair).Meanwhile, three other passengers — including an 11-month-old infant — died in the accident.The Basarnas team is still searching for the seven missing.The survivors were taken to Sotimori health center in Rote Ndao and Prof. W.Z. Johannes regional hospital in Kupang for treatment. (vny)Topics : A fishing boat, the KM Kasih 25, carrying 29 passengers and crew, is reported to have sunk in Pukuafu Strait in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), leaving three people dead and seven others missing.According to the authorities, the vessel departed from Tablolong in Kupang regency to Papela in Rote Ndao regency on Sunday.”It sank after being struck by waves in Pukuafu Strait,” Rote Ndao Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Bambang Hari Wibowo said on Monday.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs School Code, Fiscal Code, Tax Code, and Non-preferred Appropriations Bills

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 14, 2016 Bill Signing,  Budget News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Wolf today signed the school code, fiscal code, tax code and the non-preferred appropriations.Act 84 – HB 1198 – Amends the Tax Reform Code, in tax for education, further providing for crimes; and, in corporate net income tax, providing for amended reports.Act 85 – HB 1605– sponsored by Rep. James – Amends Fiscal Code, in cigarette sales, for defs., records & penalties; in oil & gas wells, for Fund & heritage areas; in special funds, State Workers’ Insurance Board; Race Horse Development Fund; budget implementation; PLCB, DHS.Act 86 – HB 1606 – sponsored by Rep. Christiana – Amends Public School Code, in prelim. provisions, providing for duties of Advisory Committee; in districts, for data collection; for finances; payroll tax; teachers; diabetes care; grants; community college; allocating appropriation.Act 17A – HB 2137 – sponsored by Rep. Adolph – Supplement to act to accept grant of Public Lands, by the U.S., to several states, for endowment of Agricultural Colleges making appropriations for carrying the same into effect; & providing for basis for payments of appropriation.Act 18A – HB 2138 – sponsored by Rep. Adolph – Supplement to the University of Pittsburgh–Commonwealth Act making appropriations for carrying the same into effect; & providing for a basis for payments, for method of accounting & for certain fiscal information disclosure.Act 19A – HB 2139 – sponsored by Rep. Adolph – Supplement to the Temple University–Commonwealth Act making an appropriation for carrying the same into effect; providing for a basis for payments; for method of accounting & for certain fiscal information disclosure.Act 20A – HB 2140 – sponsored by Rep. Adolph – Supplement to the Lincoln University–Commonwealth Act making an appropriation for carrying the same into effect; & providing for a basis for payments, for method of accounting & for certain fiscal information disclosure.Act 21A – HB 2141 – sponsored by Rep. Adolph – Act making appropriations to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf Signs School Code, Fiscal Code, Tax Code, and Non-preferred Appropriations Billslast_img read more

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Ugbade, Udeze pick Chukwueze ahead of Osimhen for CAF Young Player Award

first_img Chukwueze enjoyed a breakthrough season with Villarreal last season and played a crucial part in Super Eagles run to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Ugbade voted for Chukwueze saying the player has been remarkable and consistent since he joined Villarreal youth setup in 2017, from the local side Diamond Football Academy. After being initially assigned to the club’s Juvenil A squad, he made his senior debut with the reserves on April 15, 2018, when he came in as a second-half substitute for Sergio Lozano in a 1–1 Segunda. “Chukwueze has been inspirational for in Europe and I strongly believe he has the chance to win the award ahead of Osimhen who has just found his rhythm in France with Lille this season. Both players are equally good but I give it to Chukwueze.” Ugbade said. Also speaking in similar vein, Udeze rated both players as best in the Nigeria squad and with their individual contributions to their clubs this season, but picked Chukwueze as the most outstanding among the two to win the Africa Young Player of the Year award. Football pundits across the globe had voted for Chukwueze, comparing him with Netherlands legend, Arjen Robben because of his skillset “To be honest I think Chukwueze deserves to win the award. He has paid his dues for the club and country and he has never lost form. He is still at his best,” Udeze said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Golden Eaglets Assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade and ex-international, Ifeanyi Udeze have picked Samuel Chukwueze ahead of Victor Osimhen for the Africa Young Player of the Year Award 2019. Super Eagles duo Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze Both ex-Super Eagles players believe Chukwueze has done so well to earn the prestigious award for his relentless and selfless contributions to his club and country from the beginning of his professional career abroad. Osimhen and Chukwueze are in the final shortlist for today’s award ceremony in Egypt. The Nigeria internationals have had a good year as their careers continue to get a lift. Osimhen ended last season as the best player at Belgian side Charleroi before his move to Lille where he has had a good start. The 20-year-old has also become Super Eagles’ first-choice striker and has scored four goals in four games.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentThese Are India’s 7 Most Stunning Models8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Archaeologists Still Have No Explanation For These Discoverieslast_img read more

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Dusseldorf goalkeeper Okoye seeks loan move

first_img “I have discussed with Fortuna maybe I will go to the Dutch league on loan to play so that I can get premier league experience in the Netherlands.” Okoye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles is delighted with his progress having started as a forward before switching to a goalkeeping role. “I started football at a young age but then I was a forward. It shocks me that I now excel and I am making gradual progress in the goalkeeping role,” he continued. read also:Rohr reveals: I was forced to bench Okoye “It is an interesting role and I have learnt a lot to even have a chance with the Super Eagles.” Okoye was part of the Super Eagles squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in March in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game before it was suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fortuna Dusseldorf II goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has expressed his eagerness for the first-team action in a top-flight league and hopes to secure a loan move to realise his desire. Promoted ContentDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Loading… The Bayer Leverkusen academy graduate has struggled for playing time since teaming up with the Regionalliga West side in 2017. Okoye has been restricted to 22 league games since his arrival at Merkur Spiel-Arena and this season he has only made 14 appearances. The 20-year-old has expressed his displeasure at his insufficient game time and hopes to secure a temporary move away from the Flingeraner to gain more experience. “Fortuna (Dusseldorf) is my number one spot but I want to play. I have to get experience in the first team,” Okoye told Super Eagles media team in an Instagram chat.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 33,016 after 213 test positive

first_imgSpeaking Wednesday during the eleventh presidential address on the COVID-19 pandemic,  president Uhuru Kenyatta said he was happy to note that majority of Kenyans have exercised a reasonable level of civic responsibility in observing COVID-19 Protocols.He noted that Kenyans had embraced the fact that, it is not enough for government to upscale its efforts, if the citizens do not upscale their engagements as well. He was happy that Kenyans understood that, indeed, a challenge like COVID-19 requires citizens to partner with their governments in finding solutions to contain such a challenge.” Thirty days ago, on July 27th 2020, I promised to appraise and, where necessary, to escalate or de-escalate the steps taken so far to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. I promised to do so because most of these steps were conditional. Whether they worked or not depended on how we responded to them individually and collectively as a nation and as a people,” he said.The president said the infections have gotten to a manageable level because of Kenyans taking the challenge seriously and more importantly partnering with the government.He noted that more recoveries were being reported in some instances than infections and hot spots like Mombasa and Nairobi have begun to stabilize.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths“Our experts have indicated that levels of positivity rate country-wide have fallen from 13% in June to 8% in August 2020. This is very encouraging and it means that, if we keep our civic responsibility high, we have a chance to reach the 5% positivity rate recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for total re-opening.” He addedThe president regretted the lost of five lives lost over the last 24 hours. He however, urged Kenyans to remain thankful amid the tragedy. Total number of fatalities now stand at 564.241 recoveries have been recorded bringing the total number of recoveries to 19,296, marking a recovery rate of 58%. 124 being from the Home-Based Care program, while 117 have been discharged from various hospitals.” We note the good progress we have made so far in fighting this enemy, but, this positive news is no license for us to drop guard and backslide from our path of responsibility. Indeed, and as I have mentioned in the past, we are fighting a war against an invisible enemy. And as we enter the sixth month of this war, we are also entering a phase known as the ‘Fog of War’.” President noted“In this phase, the ‘combat arena’ is foggy. And in this ‘Fog of War’, the first instinct is that of self-preservation.  You fight to propagate yourself, your family and the environment that nurtures you.  And in this ‘foggy’ state, you also become aware that the government CANNOT police the morality of its citizens. In fact, in the ‘Fog of War’, citizens while maintaining their liberties, scramble for their survival. In sum, what will save us all in this war is the exercise of civic responsibility. And I must emphasize here again that, there are no unbearable responsibilities in the face of a crisis like COVID-19.” The president reiteratedAlso Read  Survey: Displaced persons profoundly hit by CovidHe noted that although as a country we have done well in the attempt to flatten the curve, there are two challenges that have continued to stifle the efforts.“First, while our determination to manage the spread of this pandemic in cities like Nairobi and Mombasa has started to pay dividends, the crisis has however begun to percolate to the counties. The new frontier of this invisible enemy is increasingly shifting to the counties and rural areas. Whereas there is no doubt, notable expansion of the health sector architecture has taken place in the counties, more needs to be done.  And the pace of this expansion should be increased in order to cope with the gradual shift of this pandemic to the counties.” He highlightedThe distribution of the cases by Counties is as follows; Nairobi 101, Mombasa 19, Busia 17, Kiambu 12, Machakos 8, Kajiado 7, Isiolo 5, Kericho 6, Meru 5,Bomet 4, Samburu 3, Bungoma 3/ Kilifi 3, Kirinyaga 3, Kisii 3, Kisumu 21 Murang’a 2, Lamu 2, Nakuru 2, Makueni 2, Narok 1, Kwale 1, Tana River 1, Uasin Gishu 1.In terms of Sub County distribution, the 101 cases in Nairobi are in, Langata (24), Westlands (12), Dagoretti North (9), Starehe (6), Embakasi East, Embakasi West, and Kamukunji (5), cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Embakasi South Mathare and Ruaraka have (4) cases each, Kasarani, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu, have (2) case: each.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsIn Mombasa, the 19 cases are in Nyali (7), Mvita (6), Jomvu (3), Likoni (2) and Kisaunj (1). In Busia, the 17 cases are in Teso South (9), Teso North (5) and Matayos (3). In Kiambu, the 12 cases are in, Kiambu Town (5), Thika (3), Githunguri (2), Kikuyu and and Lari (1) case each.In Machakos, the 8 cases are in Athi River (5), Kangundo (2) and Machakos Town (1).In Kajiado, the 7 cases are in Kajiado East (5) and Kajiado North (2). In Isiolo, all the 5 cases are in Isolo Town while in Kerich01 all the 6 cases are in Ainamoi.In Meru, all the 5 cases are in Imenti North, and in Bomet, all the 4 cases are in Bomet East.The 3 cases in Samburu, are all in Samburu Central, the 3 cases in Bungoma, are all in Kanduyi, the 3 cases in Kilifi, are in Kaloleni, Kilifi North and Kilifi South with a case each, the 3 cases in Kirinyaga, are all in Kirinyaga Central and the 3 cases in Kisii/ are all in Kitutu Chache South.In Kisumu, the 2 cases are in Kisumu Central and Kisumu East a case each/ the 2 cases in Muranga, are all in Maragua, the 2 cases in Lamu, are all in Lamu West, the 2 cases in Nakuru, are all in Naivasha while the 2 cases in Makueni, are in Mbooni and Makueni.The case in Narok is in Narok North, the 20 case in Kwale is in Msambweni, the case in Tana River is in Galole, and the case in Uasin Gishu is in Ainabkoi. Kenya has Wednesday recorded 213 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 33,016.The cumulative tests now stands at 433, 530.From the cases 207 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 139 are males and 74 females. The youngest case is an 8-month old infant while the oldest is 92.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

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Platt: City will not ease off

first_imgAssistant boss David Platt claims Manchester City will not ease up in their remaining Barclays Premier League games, even if they secure second place. He added: “If we can secure second place within the next two or three games that won’t put any kind of slant on our last two games, at Reading and at home against Norwich. “We want to win football matches, that is what the players want to do. They don’t like getting beaten, which they did at Tottenham last week, even though we controlled the game for large periods. “We have no doubts. We don’t need the stimulus and motivation of going for trophies to go out there and perform.” But Platt does admit that thoughts will soon start to turn towards next season. City, who snatched the title in such exhilarating fashion on the final day of last term, were unable to hit the ground running at the start of the current campaign. That is something they intend to avoid repeating next August. Former England international Platt said: “Maybe once we have made sure nobody can come past us we can look at some kind of strategy for next season. Football is no different to horse racing, you want to show them a racecourse because you can stand them in good stead the following year. We will have a look at that later. “At this moment in time our focus and intensity is to make sure we amass full points, secure second position and win an FA Cup final. Once we have done that we will look at other things.” Press Associationcenter_img City may not have defended their title but they are determined to claim the runners-up spot and win the FA Cup to put a healthier gloss on their campaign. With a six-point advantage over third-placed Chelsea, they look well on course to achieve that first aim, but Platt insists there will be no slackening off with the second task in mind. City travel to Swansea and host West Brom before taking on Wigan in the FA Cup final at Wembley, and Platt, the first-team coach at the Etihad Stadium, said: “I have been saying for weeks that this football club is obligated to win football matches.” last_img read more

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Newcastle back in for Gomis

first_imgNewcastle have reopened talks with Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis as they attempt to bolster their squad ahead of the transfer deadline, Press Association Sport understands. Pardew was diplomatic when asked about the situation, although he knows it will be resolved within days. He said: “Some of the issues around this situation, I think, best remain private, if I am honest, for now. “At some point in the future, I think the fans can understand why I want to do that. I hope they do. At the moment, I am keeping some of the issues private.” The news comes a day after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was quoted as saying the France international had his heart set on a move to Germany. Newcastle are long-term admirers of the 28-year-old frontman, who has also attracted interest from Marseille, although they have as yet been unable to make a breakthrough in a protracted saga. Manager Alan Pardew has been desperate to boost his striking resources ever since Demba Ba’s departure for Chelsea in January and with Senegal international Papiss Cisse currently becalmed in front of goal, his need is growing by the day. Remy was a threat for relegated QPR during the second half of last season and Pardew is hopeful he will be involved from the bench in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham. However, the addition of another goalscorer would significantly strengthen his hand. Director of football Joe Kinnear vowed to land a striker within days of his appointment and belatedly tied up the Remy deal, but whether or not the club can persuade Gomis that his long-term future is on Tyneside remains to be seen. The Magpies head for Morecambe in the Capital One Cup second round still not knowing if France midfielder Yohan Cabaye will be on the books when the transfer window closes on Monday. The 27-year-old will not be involved once again at the Globe Arena after Arsenal tabled a formal bid for him, although the Gunners are yet to return with a second offer after their initial approach was rejected out of hand. The two parties have resumed discussions which stalled earlier this summer after the clubs had agreed a fee. The Magpies have to date made only one summer signing with Loic Remy having arrived on a season-long loan deal from QPR, although he is yet to play for the club which initially tried to sign him in January because of a calf injury. Press Associationlast_img read more

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West Brom face anxious wait on Jonny Evans’ fitness

first_img Jonas Olsson (groin) is also struggling while James Chester has failed to impress since his £8million summer move from Hull, with the Baggies’ defence having shipped eight goals in their last three games. “We’re hoping everyone returns back okay. Evans and Morrison (ankle) are still being assessed at this stage. We will see how they are but both are doubts,” said boss Tony Pulis. “Many of the players won’t be back in till later this week. Salomon (Rondon), Sess (Stephane Sessegnon) and Cristian (Gamboa) for instance don’t come back until late Thursday or early Friday. It’s ridiculous really but there’s nothing we can do about it.” West Brom are 17th in the Barclays Premier League after successive defeats to Everton and Crystal Palace and Pulis hopes the home nations’ qualification, with Chris Brunt and Gareth McAuley helping Northern Ireland reach France next year and Chester aiding Wales, will boost their season. “It’s pleasing to see them both qualify when you think of the nations who usually qualify – it’s good to see other nations get their success. To have so many home nations at the Euros next summer will be good for everyone,” he told the club’s official site. “I hope we will see a reaction from those players – if we do, brilliant.” The defender will be assessed, along with James Morrison, after missing Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualification with a hamstring injury. Evans, who joined from Manchester United in the summer, made 35 appearances during two loan spells at the Stadium of Light but faces missing a reunion when the Black Cats visit The Hawthorns on Saturday for Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge. Jonny Evans is facing a race against time to return for West Brom against Sunderland and boost their depleted defence. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ellsworth boys claim 1st in indoor track meet

first_imgORONO — The Ellsworth boys took first place in Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine.Ellsworth got a relay win from the team of Beck Deeny, Colby Hamilton, Tulas Weaver and Henry Scheff, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 6.07 seconds in the 4-by-200. Deeny had long jump and triple jump wins, and Weaver (55-meter dash), Scheff (high jump) also claimed individual wins for the Eagles, who finished with 139 points to place first of nine teams.On the girls’ side, Marissa Havey, Samantha Simmons, Rachel Barnes and Madison Alley notched a fourth-place finish in the 4-by-100 throwers’ relay. The Ellsworth girls finished fourth in the team rankings with 35 points.In the morning meet, Johanna Stiles of Bucksport won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.73 seconds. Stiles later took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.02 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHancock County teams will return to UMaine on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the next meet. Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy will compete in the morning meet at 10 a.m., and Ellsworth, Bucksport and Sumner will compete in the afternoon meet at 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Tsolekile banned for 12 years for match-fixing offences

first_img… Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Jean Symes were also sanctioned for accepting moneyBy Mark GleesonCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Four South African cricketers, including former Test wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile, have been handed bans ranging from seven to 12 years for attempting to fix matches, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced yesterday.Tsolekile, who played the last of his three Tests against England at Port Elizabeth in 2004, received a 12-year ban for “contriving to fix a match or matches” in the 2015 Twenty20 domestic competition, the board said in a statement.Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Jean Symes were also sanctioned for accepting money from ex-international Goolam Bodi who was banned for 20 years in January for attempting to fix matches in the Twenty20 tournament.All the players, bar Mbhalati, were team mates of Bodi, perceived as the go-between between corrupt betting syndicates and cricketers, at the Johannesburg-based Lions franchise.Matshikwe and Mbhalati was banned for 10 years for receiving payments, although three years of Mbhalati’s sentence were suspended.Symes received a seven-year ban for also receiving a payment and failing to disclose details of the approach to engage in match-fixing.“There is no evidence that this is widespread. We are fully confident that it is contained but will continue investigating,” CSA chief executive officer Haroon Lorgat told a news conference at Newlands.Details have also been passed to the South African police, he said.The bans follow a lengthy investigation by CSA’s anti-corruption unit.“We take our work seriously. We need something serious to trigger an investigation. We do not engage in witch hunts. Our primary responsibility is to protect the integrity of the sport and no stone will be left unturned,” its chairman Bernard Ngoepe said.Bodi, who was born in India and moved to South Africa as a teenager, played two one-day internationals and one Twenty20 match for the national side in 2007.Tsolekile played three Tests for South Africa in 2004.South Africa’s government made match-fixing illegal and punishable with a prison sentence following the Hansie Cronje scandal.Cronje was a respected captain of the national side before being banned for life in 2000 after attempting to fix matches on the orders of an Indian betting syndicate. He died in a plane crash in 2002.last_img read more

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