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first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here peatland PeatlandRestorationAgency peatland-restoration forest-fires forest-fires-2019 BRG prevention slash-and-burn-method land-clearing Topics : Forty-year-old Theti Numan Agau recalled the time when her home in Mentangai Hilir village of Kapuas district in Central Kalimantan was engulfed in thick smoke from drained peatland fire in 2015.”Many children had died because of the massive forest fire in 2015. They couldn’t breathe properly because the thick smoke was suffocating,” she said at a discussion in Jakarta on Wednesday.The fire was partly triggered by land clearance using the slash-and-burn technique — a practice that had, Theti explained, been passed down from her ancestors, whereby farmers set the land on fire as a cheap way to clear it for cultivation.However, the massive forest fires of 2015 had persuaded her and other local residents to stop the slash-and-burn method. She added that the government had educated her and other villagers on how to turn peatland into economically productive lan… Google Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

first_img“The primary aim of this solidarity budget is to take further steps to save jobs and protect the livelihoods of our people during this temporary period of heightened measures,” Heng said.Singapore’s equity benchmark, the Straits Times Index, extended gains to as much as 3.7% after Heng announced the new stimulus package. The gauge was up 2.9% as of 3:30 p.m.The government already had requested to tap S$17 billion in past reserves for its second stimulus package. President Halimah Yacob, in a Facebook post, said she gave her in-principle support to use the additional reserves.Some of the new measures announced Monday: Topics : *. An additional S$300 in cash handouts for all adult Singaporeans, bringing the total per person to S$600*. Wage subsidy for each local employee increased to 75% of gross monthly wages, for the first $4,600 of salary paid this month*. Foreign-worker levy waived for AprilAn accelerating virus caseload in recent weeks — now increasingly made up of local clusters rather than Singaporeans returning from overseas — culminated in the country’s largest one-day total of confirmed cases Sunday, at 120.The fresh stimulus was announced a week after the Monetary Authority of Singapore took unprecedented action to ease policy, while commenting that fiscal policy would have to take the “primary role” in efforts to shore up the country’s economy.Economic data have already turned sour: February retail sales fell the most since last June and the city-state’s purchasing managers index plunged in March to its weakest level in 11 years.Hard-hit industries, including tourism and food and beverage, have been seeking support to cope with new restrictions on eating out. A coalition of more than 500 restaurants wrote Saturday to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that the next month would be “do or die” for many outlets, requesting policies like relief from rent bills, the Straits Times reported.Heng addressed the appeals for rental relief in Monday’s announcement, noting that legislation would be introduced this week to allow for deferral of contractual obligations, including rent payments, for a period. The bill would ensure that a property-tax rebate announced earlier would filter through to tenants, Heng said.As coronavirus ravages the global economy, with all regions vulnerable, analysts have repeatedly downgraded estimates for world growth, with many seeing GDP growth close to or below zero this year. Prospects for recovery are seen as mixed, with more economists projecting flatter economic activity for longer rather than the V-shaped rebound that was a popular bet early in the outbreak.center_img Singapore increased its cash payout to individuals and announced additional steps to save jobs as the city-state prepares to severely curtail activities to contain a spike in coronavirus cases.The third virus-related stimulus package in two months will cost S$5.1 billion ($3.6 billion), taking the nation’s total virus relief to almost S$60 billion, or 12% of gross domestic product, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said Monday in Parliament. The government will seek to draw an extra S$4 billion from past reserves, and will push up its budget deficit in the current fiscal year to 8.9% of GDP, he said.Trade-reliant Singapore is reeling from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, with the government predicting a 1%-4% contraction in the economy this year. That’s even before new restrictions on movement begin Tuesday, including the closing of schools and non-essential businesses.last_img read more

first_imgNewsRegional Former Bajan lawman now on bail and surrenders passport by: – March 24, 2012 Share Share Tweet Retired police inspector accused of perverting drug trial.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday March 23, 2012 – A retired police inspector has been accused of perverting the course of justice during the preliminary enquiry of a drug case.Martin Jones, of Wilcox, Christ Church, appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday but was not required to plead too committing a series of acts which had the tendency to pervert the course of justice between October 24, 2009 and March 10, 2010, in that he facilitated the transfer of a criminal case against Frederick Ryan Grant from the District “B” Magistrates’ Court to the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.It is alleged that those actions resulted in no criminal conviction being brought from trafficking being recorded against Grant.However, the former lawman is also accused of perverting the course of justice between October 24, 2009 and March 10, 2010, in that he facilitated the process by which the order of the court for forthwith cost for trafficking was not complied with by Grant.Jones is now on $2, 500 bail with a surety for each charge, and was required to surrender his travel documents as a condition of his bail.He returns to court on June 1.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img 14 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

first_img Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seen7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… Rohr will look to guide his men to another easy win against a side that has only been to two AFCON tournaments. The former Bordeaux manager, though, admits that injuries to key stars may force a change of personnel. “I will make my list public in the first week of March, about three weeks’ notice to the clubs, so I am still observing the players and monitoring them,” Rohr told aoifootball. “I’m still considering new names because of the recent injuries though most of the players are back on their feet, we will see as time progresses,” he concluded. Read Also:Laloko’s bombshell: Rohr, Yobo Combination Not Good For Super Eagles Heracles striker and the Eredivisie’s top goalscorer, Cyriel Dessers, is one of the players looking to earn a first-time call-up to the Super Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Ahead of the crucial 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone, the head coach of the national football team, Gernot Rohr, has developed goose pimples over the injured players he is considering for invitation. Super Eagles’ German tactician, Rohr, has confessed that injuries to key players may force him to invite new players ahead of the Game Week 3 tie against the Leone Stars. Nigeria is set to play their West African neighbours in a back-to-back double-header with the first leg billed for the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on the 27th of March with the return fixture slated for the 31st of next month also. The Super Eagles sit atop of the group with six points out of a possible six, having claimed comfortable victories over the Benin Republic and Lesotho. Coach Sellas Tetteh-led side boasts just the solitary point earned in a 1-1 draw with Lesotho, having fallen to a narrow 1-0 defeat in Benin.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgConnersville, Ind. — Indiana State Police have confirmed carfentanil intoxication as the cause of death for two men in the Fayette County Jail.On June 6 police arrested Chad Sizemore, 37, of Connersville, in Wayne County and determined he had an outstanding warrant in Fayette County. Sizemore was transported the Fayette County Jail and place in a holding cell with two other men at 11 p.m. At midnight jail officers found all three men unresponsive.Sizemore and Thomas Lohr, 30, of Connersville, were pronounced dead at Fayette Regional Health later. The third inmate, Weslee Jenkins, 26, was treated at Fayette Regional Health Hospital and recovered at Reid Health in Richmond. The investigation revealed all three men sniffed a powder that Sizemore smuggled into the jail.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgThe radio station,710 KNUS, canceled the show immediately and called Bonniwell’s comment “inappropriate.”Bonniwell, who’s a Trump supporter issued a statement saying the comment was meant as a joke. “I’m sorry it was not received in that light,” he added.After receiving backlash, he issued another statement saying  “Violence causes too much hurt for victims and their families and we truly did not intend to add to that pain.” On Tuesday afternoon a radio host went on air and made a distasteful “joke.”Chuck Bonniwell, was opening a segment of the “Chuck and Julie” show when he said they would be discussing the “never-ending impeachment of Donald Trump,” and then proceeds to say “you know, you wish for a nice school shooting to interrupt the (monotony).”“No, no, don’t even say that, no, don’t even say that,” His wife and co-host Julie Hayden said. “Don’t call us. Chuck didn’t say that.”Bonniwell immediately said “which, no one would be hurt.”Here’s the full audio segment from Tuesday’s Chuck & Julie show, before @710KNUS host Bonniwell’s “you-wish-for-a-nice-school-shooting” comment from its online recording of the show. (at 1 min 30 seconds)last_img read more

first_imgShe posted a photo that referred to two black girls in her class with the caption, “I really try so hard not to be a racist person, but I most definitely am, there’s no denying it.”UF adds that it is reviewing posts from other students. The University of Florida rescinded an admissions offer last week to a prospective student who posted a racial comment on social media.Florida’s flagship university tweeted that the person “will not be joining the University of Florida community this fall.”The Gainesville Sun reports the source of the admissions offer being rescinded was an Instagram post that a Cape Coral, Florida, student made about two years ago.A prospective student who posted racist comments in social media will not be joining the University of Florida community this fall.— FLORIDA (@UF) June 9, 2020last_img read more

first_imgMEGHAN CONLIN/Herald photoThe Indiana Hoosiers are in a position that many thought the Badgers would be midway through the season, in the middle of the pack of the Big Ten. But last year’s team that finished just 3-13 in conference has made a great improvement to be sitting in fifth place right now at 5-4 in Big Ten play.The Badgers are currently sitting in ninth place at 2-7, which is the same spot they finished a year ago.”Sharon Versyp is a new coach, and she’s had tremendous success at Maine. Their zone is very tight, and they have done very, very well and played Michigan State to the wire,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “They’ve done well. They beat Iowa at home. They’re a solid team with two tremendous perimeter players. I respect her a great deal.The Hoosiers rely on senior guards Jenny DeMuth and Cyndi Valentine, who are averaging more than 31 points per game.”[Versyp] inherited two of the best guards in the conference,” Stone said. “They have a fifth-year senior in DeMuth, who’s one of the Big Ten’s best. Their games [Sunday], they both had 24 [points]. They scored 48 of their 55 points in two guards.”Right now 5-foot-10 Demuth is second on the team and ninth in the Big Ten in scoring at 14.3 points per game but is first in rebounding for the Hoosiers at 7.5 per contest to go along with 1.8 steals.She is a main reason for the Hoosiers improved play because she missed last year’s season with a torn ACL.”Jenny didn’t play last year due to an injury, and she’s a veteran,” Stone said. “Great player. Draws fouls. Both of them get to the free throw line and are tremendous free throw shooters. Cyndi obviously is on a streak right now and is one of the conference’s best as far as that goes. We have to keep them off the line. Defensive transition will be key in this game and getting back and finding those two.”Valentine is a 5-foot-8 senior guard that played her high school ball in Bloomington, Ind., and decided to stay there for college. She is a returning All-Big Ten performer that leads the Hoosiers in scoring (17.4), assists (3.5) and steals (2).The veteran roster continues inside with senior center Angela Hawkins. The Badgers cannot forget about her, as she had a huge day last year against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.”They also have another senior, a post player inside, Hawkins is somebody that you don’t want to forget about either,” Stone said.The 6-foot-3 center is third on the team in scoring with just under eight points a game.Needless to say, the Hoosiers are not lacking leadership.”Their senior players are just outstanding players. They’re playing very, very well and they’ve got some confidence,” Stone said. “They’re doing well at home. And they’re leaning on great perimeter play and a great post player inside.”The Badgers will have their hands full and will again rely on Jolene Anderson to carry the load. She currently sits fourth in the Big Ten at 17.7 points per game and has scored in double figures in 21 straight games.The All-Big Ten guard leads the Badgers in nearly every statistical category and has had to deal with the barrage of injuries the team has sustained.But with the return of Janese Banks to the lineup, some of that load will be lightened, as the second-leading scorer on the team can take away some of the double teams and run the offense.Wisconsin will also rely on the outside shooting of Ashley Josephson to beat the Indiana zone. She had five three-pointers in Sunday’s win over Michigan and a season-high 23 points.Josephson leads the team in three-point field goals, shooting just under 38 percent.A win tonight would be three out of four for the Badgers and the first back-to-back win since starting the year 4-0. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

first_img Published on April 2, 2013 at 1:33 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Doug Marrone left and A.J. Long got closer to joining Syracuse.Long, a junior and quarterback at Friendship Christian School in Lebanon, Tenn., didn’t know it at the time. He worried if the Orange and its new coaches would even still want him. They did.“All the personalities matched with myself,” Long said. “I probably wouldn’t have ended up going to Syracuse had that old coaching staff still been there.”Under Marrone, Long visited twice. Both times, SU felt like home. He said he liked the idea of the city being built on football and the chance to establish and re-establish the program. He said he felt like he was “supposed to there,” but that wasn’t reciprocated by Marrone and his staff.Long has now been committed to the Orange for more than two weeks. And after a recruiting process – something he treats as a game – that began with a handwritten letter from UCLA head coach Jim Mora, Long is set to arrive on SU’s campus in 2014. Better still for Long, offensive coordinator George McDonald is telling the young quarterback that he is seen as a candidate to replace Charley Loeb — or whoever starts in 2013 — Long said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Coach McDonald said, the words in his mouth were, ‘We don’t have a quarterback on our roster that can do the things that we want to do,’” Long said. “And he was like, ‘You’re the guy that we want to run the system, too, because we know that you can do it even with your current height and weight. It doesn’t matter because you can do things that other quarterbacks can’t with your legs.’”That all but sold Long. He had heard from college coaches spanning the country – from Oregon to Alabama. They all said the same things. “We want you here, you’d be a great fit for our school, just make sure you keep an eye on us,” Long recites. Marrone did it, too.Long said 12 schools have offered him scholarships, but he can’t remember them all.When McDonald explicitly laid out the when’s and why’s for Long’s commitment, though, he was in. He plans to graduate in December. He will take classes in the summer to fulfill his requirements in time, and he started this year with a 3.0 GPA. Long has one more core class in both math and science, and four electives to take before he gets his diploma.Then, he will enroll at Syracuse for a wide-open quarterback competition in spring practice next year.But since Long committed to the Orange on March 13, three more schools have offered scholarships, including Indiana and Western Kentucky, according to Friendship Christian School defensive coordinator Dwayne Lowe.“With regards to A.J., he’s done,” Lowe said. “He’s very committed to Syracuse and he’s not going anywhere. It’s just kind of interesting that all these schools are kind of jumping on the bandwagon.”Scout.com’s Brian Dohn expressed concern about Long’s arm strength, but Friendship Christian head coach John McNeal ‘s playbook is full of designed plays in which Long throws 60 yards across his body on the run.McNeal also recalls walking into the team room before the 2012 season and seeing Long standing in front of the wall-length whiteboard he’d just filled with plays.“Of course I’m sitting there asking him why he did this or did that,” McNeal said. “He wants to learn, and we try to go through the progressions and the ‘This is why we did this.’ So he’s a student of the game and he also picks it up pretty good.”Long said the Syracuse offense under McDonald is a fusion of the spread, no-huddle offense he played in at Pius X in Bangor, Pa., as well as the I-formation and more under-center offenses he ran at Friendship Christian last year. This season, he’ll run a Pistol offense much like the one the San Francisco 49ers run.When Long first arrived in Lebanon – he moved from Easton, Pa., where he lived with his father so he could finish high school with his mother – the Commanders were defending state champions. Long put a chip on his own shoulder to prove he belonged among his 2A champion teammates, despite the fact they’d already dropped their jaws at his highlights on YouTube.Lowe said after the first set of preseason passing drills in July, the core receivers were already wowed, excited to play in the more pass-oriented offense McNeal had retooled for Long.But it was on a bus ride back from FCS’s 68-26 win over Watertown (Tenn.) that Lowe saw the side of Long he shares with coaches that call and ask about Long’s intangibles. Long threw for 66 yards that day as the Commanders’ rushing attack dominated the game.Long sat in his usual seat behind the coaches. McNeal turned to him and said, “Look man, I know you got to get you some stats.”Said Lowe: “He stopped Coach McNeal in mid-sentence and said, ‘I don’t care. I don’t care if I throw for any yards as long as I win a state championship.’” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more