LandSecs & Pru back BPF lease

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First novel coronavirus death in Belgium

first_imgChina remains the hardest-hit country overall with more than 80,000 cases and 3,000 deaths, out of 117,339 cases and 4,251 fatalities worldwide.But the virus is spreading rapidly in Europe, in particular in Italy, where the death toll had risen Tuesday by a third to 631.Belgium’s first death was in Brussels, which in addition to being the Belgian capital is home to the headquarters of the European Union and the NATO alliance.Topics : Belgium has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus strain that is sweeping the globe, health officials said Wednesday.Maggie De Block, health minister in the caretaker federal government, said the victim was 90 years old.The ministry is to hold a news conference later in the day, but as of Tuesday Belgium had recorded 267 cases of the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19 disease.last_img read more

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Air Force to upgrade old weapons system, form new air command

first_imgThe Indonesian Air Force is upgrading its primary weaponry defense system (Alutsista) and developing various new commands.The plan was conveyed by Air Force chief of staff Marshal Yuyu Sutisna during the force’s 74th anniversary ceremony at its headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Thursday. He said the Air Force was working on the fourth phase of its strategic plan, which is expected to be completed by 2024.”Our main priority in this particular stage is to replace our Alutsista, especially our jet fighters, radars and missiles,” Yuyu said during the ceremony on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com. Read also: Jokowi spends large on defense, but ‘without clear vision’He said Air Force personnel should also prepare for the development of new commands, including the National Air Operation Command (Koopsudnas), which will be responsible for air defense within the archipelago. Koopsudnas is created by combining the Air Force Operations Command (Koopsau) with the National Air Defense Command (Kohanudnas)The formation of the national command is a follow up to the formation of the Joint Defense Area Command (Kogabwilhan), which oversees the existing combat units of all three military branches.Before the formation of the joint command, each branch’s regional command had its own separate chain of command, which hindered coordination in joint military operations.Yuyu said the Air Force would complete its grand plan under the 15-year-old weaponry modernization program, the Minimum Essential Force.The Air Force’s 74th anniversary celebration was attended by only a handful of military personnel due to the government’s call for physical distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the force held several events, including a jet fighter air show. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

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Opioid Command Center Presents Status Update on Key Initiatives Amid Report on Overdose Hospitalizations

first_imgOpioid Command Center Presents Status Update on Key Initiatives Amid Report on Overdose Hospitalizations Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf’s Opioid Command Center today announced accomplishments in the continuing battle against the heroin and opioid crisis amid the release of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council’s (PHC4) report, “Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 to 2017.”“Giving people the opportunity to get into treatment makes recovery possible,” Gov. Wolf said. “Overdose survivors getting to the hospital means more lives are being saved and more people are getting into treatment. Our efforts to increase treatment options, decrease overprescribing, and save lives by making Naloxone more accessible and available, while focusing on transitioning those saved to treatment, are making an impact for many Pennsylvanians. But clearly there is still work to do.”According to the PHC4 report, hospitalizations from overdoses from pain medications decreased by just over 2 percent and those from heroin overdoses increased at a slower rate (12.7 percent) between 2016 and 2017 than they had in the five previous years (24 percent on average). This slower rate is a step in the right direction.Disaster declaration initiatives include increasing access to and availability of naloxone, getting more people into treatment, and saving lives across the commonwealth. As of 2017, Single County Authorities (SCAs) are required to report on attempts at a warm hand-off, a direct referral from treatment for an overdose in an emergency department to treatment for a substance use disorder. In 2017, 51 percent of warm hand-off attempts resulted in a referral to treatment.The Opioid Command Center also released a status update on key disaster declaration initiatives, put in place as part of Gov. Wolf’s initial declaration on Jan. 10:DDAPThere have been 3,660 total calls to the Drug and Alcohol Program toll-free helpline, 1-800-662-4357, since Jan. 1, 20183,414 of those callers have been connected to services.2,887 of those callers have been connected to emergency treatment programs to include Medical Assisted Treatment, Detox/Crisis stabilization, inpatient and intensive outpatient services.The hotline has the capability to work with clients in 240 languages. June 13, 2018 686 drug take-back locations in PAPCCD29,208 doses of naloxone have been distributed across the commonwealth.  52 percent of those doses have been redistributed to:Law Enforcement AgenciesEMS and Fire DepartmentsHuman Service AgenciesHospitals and Medical FacilitiesSchools, Libraries and other Community Organizations 1436 overdose reversalsPSPThe Overdose Information Network (ODIN) reports 1,069 naloxone administrations by law enforcement.DOH213 birth certificates have been issued free of charge, enabling patients to enroll in opioid treatment programs.105 doses of naloxone were left behind by EMS agencies.Approximately 97,000 prescribers and delegates registered with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).PDMP averages over 1.1 million searches monthly.The PDMP in credited with aiding in the 14 percent reduction in opioid prescriptions, ranking PA second in the nation for reductions. More information on the Wolf Administration’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and how people suffering from this disease can get help is here. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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House sale set to boost The Pink Flamingo relaunch

first_img Co-owner Tony Rigas, centre, is preparing to relaunch The Pink Flamingo in August.The sale campaign comes as Mr Rigas prepares for the August 1 relaunch of The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub at Broadbeach, which he co-owns with Sue Porrett. The 1920s-style cabaret club was forced to close its doors in March due to the COVID-19 lockdown.It was a major blow for the venue, which had only launched last August following a $3 million renovation. “We spent a hell of a lot of money getting it open and ready,” Mr Rigas said. “We did the hard first six months of getting it right and finally got it off the ground with lots of bookings between December and March, then we were shut down.“Here we are now a year later, preparing to launch again.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46Gold Coast nightclub supremo Tony Rigas and partner Louise Huxham are selling their family home amid plans to relaunch cabaret club The Pink Flamingo.The hospitality identities have listed their Ashmore acreage for $2.495 million.The eclectic resort-style oasis occupies an elevated 4047sqm block with uninterrupted views of the Gold Coast hinterland. A longtime fixture on the Gold Coast nightclub scene, Mr Rigas has had a hand in Shooters, MyBar, Quest Lounge Bar, East, Opium and The Oriental Whiskey while Ms Huxham had popular Broadbeach haunt Love Nightlife. SEE THE HOUSE: Inside night club boss’s not-so-suburban home MORE: High demand for real estate just over the QLD border More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agocenter_img Mr Rigas and Ms Huxham spent nine months renovating the house and gardens.Mr Rigas said the sale of their house met their need to downsize and give the Gold Coast club a cash boost before taking the concept to Sydney and Melbourne. “One of the reasons for selling (the house) is to inject some money into that and get it up to the stage of reopening,” he said. “There’s a bigger picture to The Pink Flamingo and that’s opening up others and hopefully taking the show, Suavé ,around the world.” Phone bidder buys mega mansion from qaurantine hotel The Ashmore residence occupies a 4047sqm block with hinterland views.The couple spent nine months clearing the garden and renovating the residence, which has been their family home with 12-year-old son Jonathan for the past nine years. “Driving past you would think it’s just a normal house, but when you come inside the gates it opens up and identifies its own little personality,” Mr Rigas said. last_img read more

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Piedroba and OAS Partner for Dredging Class

first_imgIn the context of the Inter-American Committee (CIP) Secretariat’s Capacity Building Program, the Organization of American States (OAS) and Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) have decided to partner in offer Executive Dredging Seminars to OAS member’s port authorities.This day-and-a-half Seminar is geared toward Port CEO’s, General Managers, Executives, and High-Level Officials. The content shall include topics such as: dredge project risk management, procurement, contract administration, (geotechnical) data collection, design of navigation projects, and regulatory challenges.PCG’s Principal and CEO Dr. Luis Prieto-Portar commented: “Managing dredging projects with all their technical, environmental, and administrative challenges can be a demanding task, and the Seminars we have facilitated in the past have always been productive. To be able to work with OAS and support CIP’s mission throughout the Americas is something we gladly assist with.”Piedroba Consulting Group provides marine infrastructure consultancy services throughout the Americas. They specialize in representing the owner on capital and maintenance dredging projects, ensuring successful completion within time and budget through the implementation of risk management strategies.The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States in 1889.Today, the OAS brings together all 35 Independent States of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere.The OAS Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) is the only permanent Inter-American government forum that brings together the National Port Authorities of all OAS Member States for the promotion of the development of competitive, safe, sustainable, and inclusive ports in the Americas with the active participation of the private sector.last_img read more

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Can city gov’t beat May 10 SAP deadline?

first_imgMore Iloilo City beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program get their cash assistance from the city government’s social welfare personnel at the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand. The city government has until May 10, 2020 to complete the distribution of the monetary aid. ILOILO City – The city gov’t has until May 10 to complete the distribution of the cash assistance under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The SAP target beneficiaries in Iloilo City are 79,215 households. In the whole Western Visayas, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), only 49 of the 133 local government units were able to complete the SAP cash distribution as of May 7. Each low-income household beneficiary is allotted P6,000. As of May 7, according to the City Social Welfare and Development Office, the cash assistance has so far been released to beneficiaries in 109 of the city’s 180 barangays. In DSWD’s SAP guidelines, eligible for cash assistance are low-income families with members belonging to either of these vulnerable sectors: senior citizens, persons with disability, pregnant women, lactating mothers, solo parents, overseas Filipino workers in distress, informal workers, occasional workers like househelpers or drivers (of pedicabs,  tricycles, taxis, public utility buses, and public utility jeepneys), micro-entrepreneurs, sub-minimum wage earners, farmers, fishermen (provided they are not recipients of assistance from the Department of Agriculture), and workers in the private sector observing “no work, no pay” (provided they have not availed themselves of the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program of the Department of Labor and Employment)./PN The original deadline was April 30. An extension was allowed (until May 7).center_img Treñas said the difficulty in imposing social distancing – a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 – was one of the reasons for the slow SAP cash distribution. To beat the second extension deadline, Mayor Jerry Treñas proposed the holding of distribution at the expansive Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand on Muelle Loney Street. Another reason Treñas cited for the slow distribution was the addition of more households in the original list of identified beneficiaries. This Sunday was the third deadline (second extension) given by the Department of Interior and Local Government to local government units (LGUs) to finish the cash distribution. There, social distance would be easy to impose, he said. Treñas may exempt the beneficiaries from the ongoing enhanced community quarantine curfew. He said the distribution could reach late into the night.last_img read more

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HOODLUMS IN UNIFORM?: 2 policemen charged in Britanico-Muller slays

first_imgILOILO City – After four months of probe, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) charged two policemen and two other unidentified suspects with murder and theft for the Jan. 19, 2020 shooting here of a son of former assemblyman Salvador “Buddy” Britanico and a call center agent.The successive killings – just minutes apart – of 36-year-old businessman Delfin Britanico of La Paz district and 42-year-old call center agent and drug surrenderer Alain Muller of Jaro district were initially thought as separate incidents. The NBI, however, discovered they were related by circumstance.Charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 29 were Police Corporal Jerry Villanueva assigned at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) and Police Corporal Joseph Andrew Joven of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).Joven had been AWOL (absent without official leave) since March 12 while Villanueva was immediately placed under restrictive custody at the PRO-6’s Regional Headquarters Support Unit right after the charges were filed by the NBI’s Death Investigation Division.THE KILLINGSThe first shooting took place in Barangay Cuartero, Jaro a little past noon on Jan. 19 while the one in La Paz happened in Barangay Nabitasan at around 12:30 p.m.The target in the Jaro shooting was Muller while the victim in the La Paz shooting was Britanico.Muller was peppered with bullets outside his house by two masked men who alighted from a greyish or silver-painted car at around 12:05 p.m. while a motorcycle-driving Britanico was gunned down at around 12:30 p.m.Muller was attacked just minutes after emerging from his house. He was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district where he died.A week before Muelle’s shooting, Jaro policemen visited his house and tried to coax him into undergoing drug rehabilitation but he refused citing his tight work schedule.In the case of Britanico, his family initially suspected that this was a business-related killing.It was also initially speculated that the shooting was a result of a traffic altercation.Britanico was taken to the Medicus Medical Center in Mandurriao district where he was declared dead.Assemblyman Britanico sought the help of President Rodrigo Duterte who, in turn, ordered the NBI to conduct a thorough investigation.NBI’S FINDINGSAccording to NBI officer-in-charge Eric Distor, the same vehicle – a Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number ABQ7754 – was seen in both killings, and that witnesses further saw one of the suspects taking something from Britanico.The NBI traced the vehicle to the PAPO Car Rental and determined that it was Joven who rented it for two days or until Jan. 20, 2020.According to Distor, the car rental owner told the NBI that Joven confessed to him that “the Adventure was used by his group as getaway vehicle in killing Muller and Britanico.”“Joven admitted (to the car rental owner) he was the driver of the group. Further, (he) said that after killing Muller, they stopped at a vacant lot in (Barangay) Nabitasan, La Paz to strip off the white stickers from the Adventure. Britanico saw and confronted them so they shot Britanico to death,” read part of the NBI statement announcing its findings and the eventual filing of charges.Britanico spotted the men while on his way home to Prime Estate Subdivision in Barangay Nabitasan after visiting his family’s Avida condominium unit in Barangay San Rafael, Mandurriao.According to the NBI, Britanico’s wife described her husband as having a “temper for traffic violators and does not hesitate to take photographs or videos of such and post them on social media.”Taking this into consideration, according to the investigators, the suspects may have assumed that Britanico reported their activities to the authorities when he made a call or took photos or videos of them.“Hence, after inflicting several fatal wounds at Britanico, they took his mobile phone,” the NBI surmised.FAMILY’S APPEALAssemblyman Britanico described the filing of charges against the suspects as “a welcome milestone” in his family’s quest for justice.Administrative charges shall also be filed against the accused, said the grieving father, a lawyer.He thanked the NBI, PRO-6 director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan and the ICPO.“We trust that with their assistance…Joven…will also soon be found,” said Britanico.He added: “We continue to trust that law enforcement agencies will be able to identify and catch all involved in the gruesome crime.”Britanico further called on anyone with information about the location of Joven and his other companions in the killing to come forward.“Del was much loved and will never be forgotten. He was the best of us. We will not rest until all involved are brought to justice for their terrible crime,” said Britanico.Meanwhile, the PRO-6 assured the NBI of cooperation in the prosecution of the case.It also confirmed that Joven already had a pending administrative case for grave neglect of duty (failure to report for duty) and less grave neglect of duty (failure to undergo mandatory drug test).PRO-6 stressed it remained committed to cleans its rank as it pursues programs on police reformation.It appealed to the public to report to the nearest police station any information relative to the Britanico-Muller case or on any misbehaviour committed by police officers in the region.“It saddens me to hear news like this but our reformation program must continue to ensure honest and genuine service for our countrymen,” said Pamuspusan./PNlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Top Eagles In Boys Middle School Hoops

first_imgBatesville 7th Grade Boys basketball team won their 2nd straight game defeating Jac-Cen-Del 54-20.Batesville again raced out to a big lead with a 30-9 half time lead.BMS was led in scoring by Trey Heidlage with 13 points.  Sam Haskamp followed with 8 while Lane Oesterling chipped in with 6 and Cooper williams had 5.BMS will be in action on Thursday night at South Decatur.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.The Batesville 8th grade won at Jac Cen Del by a score of 25-20.1Q – 8-2 BMS.  2Q – 9-6 BMS.  3Q – 20-10 BMS.Top scorers for BMS were Isaac Barker – 13 pts., Tristian Lamppert – 8 pts.Jayden Beal was the leading rebounder.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.last_img read more

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Freedom at last for Ronaldinho!

first_img Loading… Ronaldinho and Assis were initially detained after producing the fake documents having travelled to Paraguay to take part in a number of promotional events. They spent 32 days in the maximum-security Agrupacion Especializada prison after being arrested at the Resort Yacht and Golf Club Paraguay. Ronaldinho said during a televised interview in late April that he and his brother have not realised their passports were not legal at the time. read also:Ronaldinho set to be granted freedom from house arrest He told Paraguayan network ABC Color: “We were totally surprised to learn that the documents were not legal. Since then our intention has been to collaborate with the justice system to clarify the facts. “From that moment until today, we have explained everything and facilitated everything that has been requested of us. “It was a hard blow, I never imagined that I would go through such a situation. All my life I have sought to reach the highest professional level and bring joy to people with my football.” Videos of Ronaldinho taking part in a series of prison football matches went viral at the time, but friends and family spoke of the toll the experience had taken on the 40-year-old. “Ronaldinho is not happy at all,” former Paraguay international Nelson Cuevas told CNN Radio in March after visiting his friend in prison. “What distinguishes him is his smile, his good energy, his way of being but today, due to the situation he is going through, that smile is lost because he is in prison which is a place he is not accustomed to.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldinho is free to return home to Brazil after five months of living under house arrest in Paraguay with his brother, Roberto Assis. The pair were arrested in Paraguay in early March after using false passports to enter the country. In April, they were released from prison after lawyers posted a $1.6 million (£1.3m) bail on their behalf, and they were placed under house arrest in a hotel in Asuncion to await trial. The pair had faced up to five years behind bars if convicted. Both brothers have pleaded guilty to entering the country with fake passports as part of the agreement. Ronaldinho has paid a fine of $90,000, while Assis has been fined $110,000. While Assis will now have a criminal record in Paraguay, Ronaldinho will not. Assis is not permitted to leave Brazil for two years, and must periodically present himself to Brazilian authorities in Rio de Janeiro during that 24-month span. The former Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG star is now free to return to Brazil and reports claim that he can leave at any time if he makes officials aware of how long he will be out of the country.center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible BeautyHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Story Of The Small Italy Windows In The Walls Is Rather GrimTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

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