PREMIUMRiver troops: Jakarta’s unsung heroes who try to keep city’s waterways clean

first_imgTopics : Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Google At a modest rest area on a riverbank in Palmerah district in West Jakarta, several workers from the Jakarta Environment Agency Water Bodies Unit took refuge from the blistering heat as they got ready to go back to work after their lunch break came to an end. The workers, wearing orange uniforms and matching rubber boots, are tasked by the agency with collecting trash to keep Jakarta’s rivers and riverbanks clean — no small feat in a city where littering remains a massive issue. After finishing their afternoon shift on Jan. 27, the three workers observed the results of their physically taxing work, which they do daily for the city.Every day, they row along the river on a floating platform and pick up the trash they find along the way. Small dump trucks drive along the riverbank to collect the trash, which is deposited every 200… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here RiverPollution river river-waste river-conservation clean-water cleaning waste WasteManagement trashlast_img read more

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22 grams of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupcell of Police Station 3, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Deopita was apprehended after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 on Nov. 23, the report added. The 62-year-old Wilfredo Deopita ofBarangay 2 yielded the suspected illegal drugs valued at around P330,000, apolice report showed.center_img Bacolod City – Suspected shabu weighing about 22 grams was seized in abuy-bust operation in Barangay Mansilingan.last_img read more

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Evra will not treat Fergie as pushover

first_imgPatrice Evra has no intention of following Robin van Persie’s example by leaping into Sir Alex Ferguson when he scores his next Manchester United goal. Evra could barely keep a straight face as he delivered his assessment of Van Persie’s reaction. “Robin has had a lot of stick from us,” said Evra. “It was nice. I could see a lot of love and emotion. It is the first time we saw that. Robin can tell you, for two or three days we have been getting at him. It is good to see love like that on the pitch sometimes.” The banter, even at the expense of such a high-profile personality, underlines the spirit within the United squad presently driving them towards a record 20th league title. “I always say the atmosphere at this club is great,” said Evra. “That is a big strength for Manchester United. To be fair, Robin told us he was really emotional. “He had not scored for 10 games. He just showed the passion and the way he wanted to win. He just said ‘hands up guys, it was an emotional game. I did it, it is OK, we can move on now’.” United have now moved on from Stoke to West Ham, where they play on Wednesday searching for the first three of the seven points still needed to grab the Premier League trophy back from Manchester City. Ferguson refuses to think like that until the job is finished, though, and evidently none of his players are thinking that way either. “The boss is a winner,” Evra said. “He said before the Stoke game that the season starts now. He has just told us to win the seven games that are left. That shows you the way he wants to win this 20th title. He told us not to think about the title, just think about winning these seven games.” Press Associationcenter_img Van Persie’s instinctive reaction to ending a 10-game goal drought at Stoke on Sunday was to race to the away dugout and jump into the arms of the man who paid Arsenal £24million to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer. The Dutchman’s reaction has created a great deal of hilarity in the United dressing room too. Not that Evra dare a repeat. “No chance. Never,” said the France defender. “Maybe I will do it with my team-mates. But not with the gaffer. He is older. Imagine I go in too strong against him. He could fall, then he might sack me. I will never do that.” last_img read more

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Leafs remain alive in Cyclone Taylor Tournament, rally to pull out tie against Hawks

first_imgBeaver Valley regained the lead on the power play eight seconds after Jamie Vlanich was sent off for interference.Ryan Edwards first-timed a cross-ice pass past Rebagliati to restore the one-goal margin.But Vlanich was able to vindicate himself, drilling a sharp-angle shot past Clark to even the score less than four minutes later.Something Nelson was unable to do the night before against Victoria.”We took too long of a rest and just were not ready for game speed,” Willans said of the month-long hiatus Nelson players experienced after being knocked out of the playoffs by Beaver Valley.”But we got out of the rust out of our system (Thursday) and were ready to go.”Despite each team having genuine chances to score the winning goal, there was no scoring in the third leaving each team with a single point.“It was a good battle . . . . I thought both teams played hard,” Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones said after the game. “(Nelson) has got a lot of game in them and with their backs against the wall, really battled us hard.”By not closing out the Leafs, Beaver Valley faces a must-win situation to advance to the Cyclone Final.“Getting the single point forces us to win that game (against Victoria) tomorrow,” he said. “We had to win that game anyways but Nelson threw a lot at us tonight so we’ll have to be ready tomorrow.”Kodiaks manhandle CougarsAfter surrendering two goals in the opening four minutes Thursday, Aldergrove Kodiaks returned the favour to Victoria, scoring twice in the opening four minutes Friday to dump the Vancouver Island champs 4-1 during the afternoon tilt in the Cyclone Taylor Cup.Spencer McHaffie and Stephen Ryan scored 70 seconds apart to give the Pacific Junior reps a quick 2-0 lead.Nicholas Bower cut the margin in half with a goal late in the period. But Jonathan Philley restored the two-goal margin before the period ended for Aldergrove.There was no scoring in the second while Adam Callegari scored a third-period power play to in the third to put the game away for Aldergrove.TOURNAMENT NOTES:  Beaver Valley players had “NH” stickers on pasted onto their helmets saluting Trail Minor Hockey product Nolan Handley, who was killed in a car accident earlier this week in the Silver City. . . . Former Trail Smokie Dave Rusnell, joined by Dale Donaldson of Mallard’s Source for sports, during the ceremonial face-off before the Hawks/Leafs game. . . .MVP for the BV/Nelson game were netminders Brett Clark for the Hawks and Brad Rebagliati for the Leafs. . . .Both scoring stars for BV, Dallas Calvin and Ryan Edwards, did not finish the game. Calvin was helped off the ice late in the third period while Edwards lost a few teeth when a puck deflected in the Nitehawk bench, hitting the Beaver Valley forward in the face. The Cyclone Taylor Final is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, but don’t expect any of the four teams to take a flyer during Saturday’s last day of round robin games.The jury remains on the two finalists for the championship following Day two action after the Nelson Leafs registered a bounce-back game, twice rallying from one-goal-deficits, to pull out a 2-2 tie against archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Cyclone Taylor round robin action Friday night before large crowd at the NDCC Arena.The single point, believe it or not, keeps the Leafs alive in the hunt for the Junior B Hockey Championship heading into the final day of the preliminary round.“It feels good to still be alive in the tournament,” said Carsen Willans of the Leafs following the hard-fought contest.“We hoped to win (tonight’s) game. It was a good game for us . . . we gave it our all but just didn’t get the bounces.”Beaver Valley currently leads the four-team standings with a record of 1-0-1 good for three points.Aldergrove, after scoring a 4-1 win over Victoria Friday during the afternoon tilt, is tied for second with the Vancouver Island Champs — each with two points.Nelson sits in fourth spot with a single point in two games and will be pulling for the Hawks to win its game against Victoria — I bet you never saw this coming in a million years — to have a opportunity of advancing to the final by beating Aldergrove during Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. contest at the NDCC Arena.“It would be nice to have a KI final,” said Willans, hoping star align Saturday for the two Murdoch Division opponents to meet for all the marbles Sunday.Twice the Hawks looked to have the Leafs pinned on the mat.And twice the Leafs were able to bounce back.Sam Swanson, left all alone in front of Brad Rebagliati, gave the home side for this game a 1-0 lead in the second period.Brandon Sookro tied the game three minutes late when his slapshot surprised Beaver Valley netminder Brett Clark.last_img read more

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Domino’s and Ford to test self-driving pizza delivery service

first_imgDavid Curry Domino’s and Ford have partnered to test a self-driving pizza delivery service to customers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The partnership will be part of Ford’s research into how customers respond and interact with self-driving vehicles.Randomly selected customers will have the option of trying the self-driving delivery service, according to The Verge. An engineer will be driving the vehicle and researchers will be in the back, taking notes.See Also: How drones will change our retail experience, our cities and our skiesThe customers will retrieve the pizza by using a unique four digit code that opens the Heatwave Compartment, where the pizzas are kept warm. Ford is looking to see if customers are nervous picking the delivery up from outside their home and how their interact with the car’s screens.“We don’t want to wait until we get everything done on the tech and remove the driver,” said Sherif Marakby, vice president of Ford’s autonomous vehicles division. “We’re trying to start doing the research. We still are working on the technology, because it’s not ready to be put on public streets. It’s simulating that the vehicle is in autonomous mode.”Domino’s recently announced its very own vehicle for delivering pizza, the DXP. The car is built for endurance and accessibility, two features that Marakby sees as key in the delivery business.The restaurant chain has tested robots and drone delivery services as well, as a possible way of delivering pizza faster in heavily congested cities.Ford wants to have a self-driving vehicle road ready by 2021 and is looking at taxi and delivery services as the key benefactors of its autonomous technology. The company may start by selling its vehicles directly to businesses, before launching a commercial vehicle for individuals.It has pledged to spend $1 billion over five years to Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic …center_img Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Tags:#Autonomous#broadband Internet#Delivery#Domino’s#driverless#featured#Ford#Ford Fusion Hybrid#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#top How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…last_img read more

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Man City, Man United rediscover old selves in EPL wins

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting And according to Guardiola, the title race could be over after that game unless City wins.“With the position of Liverpool, if we drop points then it is over, it is finished. It would be almost impossible,” Guardiola said. “We are not here to send a message, Liverpool know what they have to do, we know what we have to do on Thursday.”For Pogba and United, the race for a top-four spot is only now starting to build up some steam.Pogba scored two goals and added an assist as United put in another impressive attacking display under Solskjaer, who now has three straight wins since taking over from the fired Jose Mourinho — with the team netting 12 goals in that span.“Obviously it’s different,” Pogba said. “It’s just a different style of play, we are more offensive I would say, so we create more chances, and a bit higher as well. … That’s how we want to play, we want to attack, the manager wants to attack, and that’s what we do on the pitch.”ADVERTISEMENT Etheridge’s time has come Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Bournemouth, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)LONDON — Manchester City finally rediscovered the kind of football that made it Premier League champion, just in time for this week’s crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool.Paul Pogba and Manchester United are finally looking like their old selves, too, although whether there’s still time to launch a challenge for the Champions League spots remains to be seen.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ The French World Cup winner, who had been relegated to the bench during the final weeks of Jose Mourinho’s reign after falling out with the Portuguese manager, put United 2-0 up after 33 minutes before Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku added a goal apiece at Old Trafford. Nathan Ake had given Bournemouth some hope by pulling a goal back for 3-1 just before the halftime break.Pogba celebrated his first goal by performing a playful shimmy with his arms folded across his stomach — a move that TV cameras revealed he had been practicing on the pitch before kickoff.Pogba, though, insisted it wasn’t a rehearsed routine.“No, no, no, it’s just coming,” he said. “Everybody knows I love to dance. That’s how I celebrate my goals.”The win puts United just three points behind fifth-placed Arsenal, but they remain eight points behind Chelsea in the final Champions League spot after N’Golo Kante secured a narrow victory at Palace.After a frustrating first half for the visitors, Kante provided the breakthrough when he ran onto a ball over the top from David Luiz in the 51st minute, chested it down with his first touch and slotted the ball under goalkeeper Vicente Guaita with his second.Olivier Giroud also had two well-taken strikes questionably ruled out for offside — one in each half — while Willian and Ross Barkley both hit the post for Chelsea.Burnley got first-half goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil against a surprisingly toothless West Ham side, giving the team only its second win since Sept. 30. Sean Dyche’s side remained in 18th place, but now only trails Southampton on goal difference and is just four points from 14th in a tight bottom third of the table. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next City beat Southampton 3-1 on Sunday to end a run of two straight losses — and three defeats in four matches — while United overpowered Bournemouth 4-1 to continue its resurgence under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Chelsea also held on for a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace to strengthen its grip on four place, while Burnley ended a three-match losing streak with a 2-0 home victory over West Ham.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionCity’s title defense had looked in danger of collapsing completely during the busy festive period after surprising losses to Palace and Leicester, but Pep Guardiola’s team found its attacking verve at Southampton thanks to two quick goals just before halftime. David Silva and Sergio Aguero scored for the visitors, who also benefited from a fortunate own-goal by James Ward-Prowse.The win puts City back into second place, two points ahead of Tottenham but still seven behind leader Liverpool ahead of the Reds’ highly anticipated visit to the Etihad on Thursday. 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Vidal future move sets Twitter abuzz

first_imgChile midfielder Arturo Vidal, who has become a mainstay in the lineup of Italian champion Juventus, helping the Old Lady win three consecutive Serie A title, is in news, with Twitter abuzz over his future move.Arturo Vidal. AP PhotoFIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from ChileDays after Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta said the club had no intention of allowing Arturo Vidal to leave, it was being reported Vidal could leave cash-strapped Juventus but not for Manchester United as was being rumoured.The 27-year-old stated had said last week that he would not be going to Manchester. According to BBC, Vidal had told a Chilean newspaper he was “very calm” about the prospect of remaining with the Italian giants.Vidal has undergone an impressive transformation from being a stopper to making himself into a versatile player who recovers lost balls, sets up assists and often scores goals. The midfielder enjoyed an impressive World Cup in Brazil, helping Chile to reach the last 16.The Indepemdent reported on Monday, “Arturo Vidal will not be sold to Manchester United – unless he asks to leave, say Juventus.” “Vidal has been linked with a switch to English football for months, with Liverpool also interested in adding him to their Champions League squad, but United have always appeared to be the most likely destination,” it addedAccording to reports, Manchester United may have struck a “verbal agreement” with Vidal.HERE ARE SOME TWEETSI don’t think Man Utd fans have ever witnessed any transfer saga as protracted and as convoluted as this Vidal saga. Good Lordadvertisement Whitey (@ikakujor) July 29, 2014This Vidal stuff is so boring. I actually couldn’t give a shit if he signs or not. Its all a load of made up media bollocks anyway.paul campbell (@paul_MUFC) July 29, [email protected] I know it, but imo right now Vidal needs to come out and confirm it but without using “IFs” or “maybes” types..Omid Zamani (@Juventus__fan) July 29, [email protected] @shane14oneill Vidal is a game changer without doubt! Absolutely world class! Still wud need more but he’d be our keaneHenry Savage (@HenrySavage2) July 29, 2014last_img read more

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2010 New South Wales State Cup

first_imgApproximately 3000 players will be competing across 16 divisions at the event, ranging from Under 20’s to the Men’s 50’s division. The Hornsby Lions will be looking to take out back-to-back Men’s Open titles, and have had a strong preparation, winning the New South Wales Vawdon Cup Men’s Premier League final in November. Australian Men’s Open squad members, Dylan Hennessey and Jonathan Palau, will be influential in their side’s chances of consecutive titles. Penrith will again be a tough outfit to beat, and will be further motivated following losses to Hornsby in both last year’s State Cup final as well as last month’s Vawdon Cup final. Wests Tigers Rugby League star Benji Marshall will line up for the Wests Magpies in the Men’s Open division, and will be a large factor in his sides chances throughout the weekend. Marshall will be joined by Australian squad members Anthony Ziade (Men’s) and Daniel Rushworth (Mixed) in the Wests team, with the side to be coached by Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad. Canterbury Bulldogs will be another team to watch, with four of the Australian Men’s Open squad, Steve Roberts, Stuart Brierty, Matt Prowse and Matt Bird, in the team. Another team to watch out for is Lismore, with some of Queensland’s best players making the most of Lismore’s close geographical location to their South Queensland region. With the likes of Nathan Jones, Ryan Pollock and Sebe Ray, as well as several up-and-coming players, Lismore will definitely be a team vying for a place in the finals.  Canterbury Bulldogs will be again the team to beat in the Women’s Open division, going for its fifth consecutive State Cup title. With the likes of Australian Women’s Open squad members, Louise and Claire Winchester, as well as Kelly Woods, this is definitely a team that will be around well into finals day. After its strong win in last month’s Vawdon Cup final, the Wollongong Devils will be going into the State Cup full of confidence.  The Devils are a young team, with current Australian Women’s Open squad members, Ash Dobbins, Nicole Beck and Jess McCall to lead the side. Last year’s runners up, Easts Roosters, will be another team trying to stop Canterbury’s State Cup dominance, with an experienced side including Kristy Judd, Giselle Martin and Melissa Pitfield as well as the talented Cobie Jane Morgan, Kristin Boss and Stephanie Sorrenson. After losing to Wollongong in the recent Vawdon Cup final, Wests Magpies will be hoping to hit back, and will be looking to Australian squad members, Stacey Lapham and Nicole McHugh to help do this. The Alliance side – players from the ‘rest of Australia’ who will compete in the 2011 Elite Eight competition, will also be competing in the Women’s Open division,  and will look to Australian Mixed Open squad member, Leah Percy, as well as Australian Women’s 30’s player,  Brooke James, to show their experience in a predominantly young side. Included in the line up are teams from Scotland (Men’s Open), the Alliance (Women’s Open) as well as Victoria, who will compete in the Women’s 20’s division. Round games will be played on Friday and Saturday, before finals are played on Sunday. There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news, results and information from the 2010 New South Wales State Cup at the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium. Make sure you regularly visit the New South Wales State Cup website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-856-0-0-0 The New South Wales Touch Facebook page will also be updated regularly. To become a fan, search for the New South Wales Touch Football Network on Facebook or click on the following link:http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Earlwood-Australia/NSW-Touch-Football-Network/137384052966714last_img read more

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10 months agoKante: Chelsea matchwinner all about Luiz

first_imgKante: Chelsea matchwinner all about Luizby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says his matchwinner at Crystal Palace came straight off the training pitch.Kante combined with David Luiz to fire home the only goal of the game in the 51st minute at Selhurst Park.He told Sky Sports: “It is a move I have tried in training.“It doesn’t work many times but David gave me a good ball and I am happy to score with my left foot and help the team win.”It was all about the pass.”Chelsea were made to work hard for all three points – and Luiz admitted it was a slog trying to break down the home side.“It is never easy to play here or control it here especially when they play long balls but we did well,” he said.“We could have scored early but they also did a great match defensively which is why it was so difficult.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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$1.2 Billion Injected Into National Service Corps

first_img State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure in his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 8). The Government will be scaling up youth training and employment under the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) through a massive financial injection of $1.2 billion this financial year. The Government will be scaling up youth training and employment under the National Service Corps Programme (NSCP) through a massive financial injection of $1.2 billion this financial year.State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure in his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 8).“Last year, we put $200 million into the National Service Corps programme. Because we are seeing the results, this year, it is budgeted that we will put, from the HEART Trust/NTA, $800 million, and from the World Bank a further $390 million into the programme,” he informed.The brainchild of Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, the NSCP aims to create an avenue for young people, aged 18 to 24, to be fully empowered through education, training and certification.It falls under the Government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) initiative, targeting job and training opportunities for unattached young people.Minister Green said that of the 6,345 applications received, a total of 4,762 youths have been trained in core skills and work-ready behaviours required by the labour market.Approximately 1,200 persons have been placed across 23 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), including the HEART Trust/NTA, Office of the Prime Minister; Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, National Land Agency; National Housing Trust; National Irrigation Commission; and the Ministry of Justice.Mr. Green said that an estimated $200 million has been spent under the programme from June 2017 to February 2018 for payment of stipend, rental of venue, training costs, meals and refreshments.He said the focus now is to transition the youth from training to employment, thereby creating a pathway for continued lowering of the youth unemployment rate.The latest report from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) shows that the youth unemployment rate has declined to 23.8 per cent from 33 per cent when the Government took office in February 2016.“That is an almost 10 per cent drop; it’s not by chance,” Mr. Green said, crediting the decline to “a targeted and purposeful approach to youth unemployment” by the Government. Story Highlights “Last year, we put $200 million into the National Service Corps programme. Because we are seeing the results, this year, it is budgeted that we will put, from the HEART Trust/NTA, $800 million, and from the World Bank a further $390 million into the programme,” he informed.last_img read more

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