One injured as three-story rooming house collapses in South Jakarta

first_imgA three-story rooming house in the Pela Mampang district of South Jakarta collapsed on Saturday morning.The Jakarta Police, through its Twitter account @TMCPoldaMetro, said the house on Jl. Bangka Barat IV had 20 rooms.08:24 Rumah Kost 3 lantai dan ada 20 pintu kost2an ambruk di Jl. Bangka Barat IV RT. 03/07 Kel. Pela Mampang #Jakarta Selatan, saat ini msh penanganan Polri.— TMC Polda Metro Jaya (@TMCPoldaMetro) February 8, 2020“Police are currently handling the situation,” Jakarta Police tweeted on its official Twitter account. Police have yet to determine the total number of people residing in the house. At least one person was injured in the incident, according to media reports.The police are still investigating the cause of the accident. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

‘Thorough’ probe sought on NAIA plane crash that killed 8

first_imgInvestigators gather around burnt Lion Air plane at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila late night on Sunday. Eight persons, including two foreign nationals, were perished in the crash. EPA MANILA – Malacañang on Monday called fora “thorough” investigation of the accident involving a medical evacuation planethat burst into flames during takeoff at the Ninoy Aquino International Airporton Sunday. Eight persons, including two foreignnationals, were perished in the crash, the Manila International AirportAuthority (MIAA) said. However, despite its airworthiness,Mendoza said that they are looking into the possibility of grounding Lionair’swhole fleet, as it also operated another medical evacuation aircraft whichcrashed in Calamba last September 2019. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said thepassengers were on a medical evacuation mission on board Agusta WW24 aircraftto Haneda, Japan when the incident took place at around 8 p.m. The MIAA said the accident happened atthe end of the runway 06/24 as the aircraft was taking off. Its fire and rescueteam was immediately dispatched to extinguish the flames that engulfed theplane but unable to save the passengers. Monreal, however, did not reveal thereason for the medical evacuation mission to Japan. The investigation wereunderway but initial findings by the Civil Aviation Authority of thePhilippines (CAAP) said that the aircraft reportedly encountered a technicalproblem. “There must be a thorough investigationof the incident and the concerned government agencies must undertake measuresto secure the safety of private aircraft as well as their passengers and crew,”Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. CAAP Deputy Director General Don Mendozasaid the aircraft, operated by Lionair, is airworthy as it came from Iloilo onSaturday to deliver medical supplies. The licenses of the pilot are current. The passengers of the aircrafts were sixFilipinos – three flight crew, a flight medic, a doctor and a nurse – aCanadian national (the patient) and American national (companion of thepatient). “Right now the initial step that we arelooking into is grounding the whole fleet. It’s quite alarming, but we arelooking into the records of this unfortunate event that happened to Lionair,”Mendoza said./PNlast_img read more

August 21, 2017 Police Blotter

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Ghana Premier League ranked sixth in Africa

first_imgThe Ghana Premier League has been ranked sixth strongest league in Africa for 2012 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).The 16-team league is also rated the 65th strongest league in the world.Last year, Berekum Chelsea’s exploits in the CAF Champions League-where they made it to the Group stage-propelled him on the ranking.The world ranking for the strongest national leagues is determined annually by the IFFHS on the basis of all national (championship, FA Cup) and (inter)continental (confederations & FIFA club competitions) results of the clubs.The Sudanese Premier League emerged the strongest league in Africa after three clubs made it to the Group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.El Merreikh topped Group A and was followed by El Hilal in second place but El Ahly Shandy finished at the foot of the table in the same pool. The Tunisian Ligue 1 is second strongest and 42nd in the annual world ranking followed by Mali, Morocco and Nigeria.With no competition taking place in Egypt since January 2012, the country’s Premier League is ranked 91st in the world.Top ten African Leagues:35. (1) Sudan42. (2) Tunisia 45. (3) Mali56.(4) Morocco60. (5) Nigeria65. (6) Ghana66. (7) Angola 67. (8) Zimbabwe72. (9) Algeria73. (10) Ivory Coast* Africa ranking in bracketslast_img read more

SA to step up fight against rhino killers

first_img18 January 2012 The South African government is exploring ways of combating the increase in rhino poaching in the country, including the possibility of dehorning the animals, says Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. About 24 rhinos have been killed in South Africa since the beginning of January, while figures from South African National Parks (SANParks) show that 448 rhinos were killed for their horns last year. The most affected areas were said to be the Limpopo and North West provinces.Demand from Asia Experts say the spike in poaching in Africa and South Asia was largely caused by increased demand for rhino horns in Asian traditional medicines. There are still many myths associated with the rhino horn in some Asian countries, such as China and Vietnam, where it is believed that the horn can heal fever, enhance sexual performance and reduce the chances of stroke. Molewa said it was clear that the authorities needed to up their game in curbing the poaching of rhinos. “It is clear that this is an organised crime, and in dealing with organised criminals, we need input and action from all South Africans.”Dehorning She said a study had indicated that the decision on whether or not to dehorn a rhino population depended on a number of factors, including the level of poaching threat, the availability of funds, and the size of the rhino population in question. “Due to the invasive nature of and expenses associated with dehorning, the intervention should only be considered under conditions of relatively severe poaching threat,” Molewa said. A continuing study commissioned by the government will also look into whether legalising the trade in rhino horn could help to bring down poaching.National Wildlife Reaction Unit Other measures include the establishment of the National Wildlife Reaction Unit, which the authorities are hoping will help in information sharing and curbing poaching in South Africa’s largest parks. Molewa said the South African National Defence Force has also been returned to monitor the 350 kilometres of the national border in the Kruger National Park. Most of the country’s rhinos are found in the Kruger Park, leading to many cases of poaching being reported there. While the alarming figures have raised concerns among animal rights groups and activists, SANParks said it was not yet time to press the panic button. According to the organisation’s CEO, David Mabuza, there are around 22 000 rhinos in South Africa, accounting for 93 percent of the world’s rhino population. The rhino population is said to be growing at a rate of six percent a year. “So while all of us should be worried, it should be noted that the killings have not yet threated the rhino population in general. But if we continue at this rate, we will start seeing a decline by 2015,” Mabuza said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA fires up first gas power plant

first_img24 July 2013 The largest power plant running exclusively on gas engines on the African continent, and the first of its kind in South Africa, was inaugurated at the Sasolburg, Free State site of petrochemicals company Sasol earlier this month. The electricity produced by the 140 MW plant will be used by Sasol’s chemicals factory next to the plant, with about half of the production being fed into South Africa’s national grid. “This plant is a significant milestone for Sasol, as we begin to ease our load on the national grid and contribute to our own energy efficiency targets,” Sasol Senior Group Executive Lean Strauss said in a statement marking the plant’s inauguration on 10 July. According to Sasol, the plant, which has consistently been producing above its operating capacity at 152 MW since commissioning in December 2012, will allow the company to generate 60% of its own power capacity, easing its reliance on the country’s grid. It will also enable Sasol to eventually reduce its CO2 emissions by a further one-million tonnes per annum. “This is a very successful project for Sasol New Energy, below budget and ahead of schedule,” said Sasol New Energy MD Henri Loubser. The plant was completed three months ahead of schedule and almost 20% below budget, with 500 jobs created during construction and 44 permanent jobs created in Sasolburg. According to Sasol, gas-powered plants require less time to build and install, taking between 20 to 30 months, opposed to the 40 to 50 months required for a coal-power plant and 60 to 80 months for a nuclear plant. Sasol’s new power plant is being operated and maintained by Finnish energy company Wartsila, which built and installed the plant’s gas engines, under a three-year agreement which includes the training of Sasol New Energy staff members. Wartsila, along with Sasol and Mozambican state power company Electricidade de Moçambique, are also involved in the construction of a similar gas-fuelled power power plant in Ressano Garcia in Mozambique. Sasol said this project was on schedule to start generating electricity as early as the second quarter of 2014. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Play Your Part fulfills Mandela Day promise to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home

first_imgOn Nelson Mandela Day Brand South Africa committed to donating 150 Abelia Grandiflora plants to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home, and on 14 September 2017, the Play Your Part team made their way to the Home to surprise each child with an Abelia Grandiflora plant.Eight years after the launch of Mandela day, it has gained momentum, with worldwide support from citizens of all races and ages, playing their part. (Image: suplied)Following the Nelson Mandela Day activation on the 18 July 2017, Brand South Africa had committed to donating 150 Abelia Grandiflora plants to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home for the purpose of renovating the garden. Today, 14 September 2017, the Play Your Part team made their way to the Home to surprise each child with an Abelia Grandiflora plant.Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. Eight years later since the launch of Mandela day, it has gained momentum, with worldwide support from citizens of all races and ages, playing their part.Part of the Nelson Mandela Day promise is to remind every citizen that no matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day and that citizens need to make every day a Mandela Day.“Do whatever it is you can, no matter how small even just spending time with the children is enough because it shows them that they are loved”, said Deputy Principal Ms Linah Ramonyai.Deputy Principal Ms Linah Ramonyai said, “We are very happy that the Play Your Part team returned to surprise the children with these plants, we truly appreciate the support and we promise to look after the plants. Our children love gardening and this is an added bonus to their daily activity”.Brand South Africa’s Activation Manager, Ms Rabia Metedad said, “Play Your Part is pleased to be reiterating its objective to continuously play its part on a daily basis. Today’s activation was to remind the little ones that we haven’t forgotten them and we encourage everyone to play their part.”Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world.“Do whatever it is you can, no matter how small even just spending time with the children is enough because it shows them that they are loved”, concludes Ms RamonyaiAnd the children said, “Yeah!!!!!! Thank you, Play Your Part!”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Agreement with China opens door for beef export expansion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The White House announced last week that an agreement has been reached that will restore U.S. beef access to China.The Trump administration said that following one more round of technical consultations between the United States and China, China is to allow imports of U.S. beef on conditions consistent with international food safety and animal health standards and consistent with the 1999 Agricultural Cooperation Agreement, beginning as soon as possible but no later than July 16, 2017.“After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports to China. It’s impossible to overstate how beneficial this will be for America’s cattle producers, and the Trump Administration deserves a lot of credit for getting this achieved,” said Craig Uden, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president. “We look forward to providing nearly 1.4 billion new customers in China with the same safe and delicious U.S. beef that we feed our families. I look forward to the day when we can serve President Trump and President Xi a dry-aged American-made New York strip in Beijing.”U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return of American beef to the Chinese market after a hiatus that began in 2004.“This is tremendous news for the American beef industry, the agriculture community, and the U.S. economy in general. We will once again have access to the enormous Chinese market, with a strong and growing middle class, which had been closed to our ranchers for a long, long time,” Perdue said. “I commend the persistence of President Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the U.S. Trade Representative’s officials, and our own USDA professionals. I also thank our Chinese counterparts, who worked so hard to get this agreement into place. When the Chinese people taste our high-quality U.S. beef, there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll want more of it.”last_img read more

GSI’s new 30-Foot Z-Series bin now available for 2019 harvest season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest GSI’s new 30-foot diameter Z-Series Bin with Flexwave Technology is now available from its dealer network, offering greater efficiency and improved safety for the 2019 harvest season. The new model allows up to 21 rings of 4-inch corrugation with up to 47,000 bushels of storage capacity.Z-Series Bins offer a revolutionary bin cleanout system, utilizing large liners that alternately inflate and deflate to gently remove residual grain after a bin is emptied. This first-of-its-kind technology provides over 99% cleanout, eliminating the labor intensive and potentially dangerous current practice of farmers entering a bin to sweep or shovel out remaining grain.Z-Series Bins, introduced last fall in an initial 24-foot diameter model, are a higher-capacity and more cost-effective alternative for similar-sized hopper tanks with cone bottoms. GSI also plans a 36-foot Z-Series Bin allowing up to 21 rings with 68,000 bushels of storage capacity that will be available from dealers during the fourth quarter of this year.For additional information, farmers can contact their GSI dealer or visit read more

Classic Microsoft: We’re Dumping Windows Phone 8 In 16 Months

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Microsoft#Windows Phone 8 The end of life for Windows Phone 8 is on the horizon. While this doesn’t mean the end of Windows on mobile, it is classic Microsoft operating procedure — i.e., one carried out without too much attention to the impact it will have on users. Microsoft will presumably have unveiled at least one newer version of its mobile OS by the time Windows Phone 8 sunsets, although of course it hasn’t yet announced any such plans.On its product lifecyle page, Microsoft says that it will cease support for Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows 8 within the next 18 months. Both forks of the operating system will cease to be supported by Microsoft in 2014. Windows Phone 7.8 support will end on Sept. 9, 2014 while Windows Phone 8 support will come July 8, 2014. According to Microsoft’s support page:Microsoft will make updates available for the Operating System on your phone, including security updates, for a period of 18 months after the lifecycle start date. Distribution of the updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.Windows Phone 7.8 is the final version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system before it forked for Windows Phone 8. The 18-month support window these versions is fairly standard for a company like Microsoft that produces new iterations of its mobile operating systems every year or so.By the time support for Windows 7.8/8 ceases, Microsoft will likely have issued one or two updates to the Windows Phone OS to replace the older versions. Although it’s also not clear whether Windows Phone 8 users will be able to upgrade to such as-yet-hypothetical future Windows Phone versions. Microsoft did, after all, pull the rug out from under Windows Phone 7 users in exactly this way.Contrary to some reactions to this news, the end-of-life for 7.8/8 is not the death knell for Windows Phone. All it will mean will be the end of mainstream support for those operating system versions including security and user interface and experience features. Apple and Google operate in similar functions as older versions of iOS and Android (like Android 2.1 Éclair or 2.2 Froyo or iOS 4.0) tend not to see any critical updates after a year-and-a-half or so. End-of-life cycle for these versions of Windows Phone will only affect a small percentage of global smartphone users. Microsoft’s mobile operating system has struggled for mainstream acceptance and remains far behind Apple and Google in adoption. According to research analytics firm comScore, Microsoft had 3.1% of total U.S. smartphone subscribers as of Jan. 2013. Top photo: Nokia Lumia 920 by Dan Rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts center_img dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more