Public warned of more eruptions as Mt. Sinabung spews ash 5,000 meters high

first_imgTopics : More eruptions are likely to ensue in the following days, given the recent increase in frequency of tectonic earthquakes that rattled the volcano, he said.”We have recorded increased tectonic earthquakes in Mt. Sinabung over the past 12 hours. These are signs of eruptions,” Armen said, “We have to increase our vigilance and avoid the danger zone of Mt. Sinabung.”At least three districts — Namanteran, Merdeka and Berastagi — had been directly affected by Monday’s eruptions and covered by volcanic ash, according to the Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD).”Residents have been forced to halt their activities because the ash is thick, [the afternoon] sky is similar to a night sky because it is covered in ash,” BPBD Karo acting chairperson Natanael Perangin-angin told the Post. Mt. Sinabung erupted again for the first time after 14 months of inactivity at 1:58 a.m. on Saturday, spewing a 2,000-m-high column of volcanic ash that later spread as far to Berastagi, located some 30 km from the volcano. A second eruption occurred later at 5:18 p.m. on the same day, producing a 1,000-m-high column of ash.Read also: Mount Sinabung erupts again after year of inactivityM. Nurul Asrori, another personnel of the Sinabung observation post, told the Post on Sunday that the eruptions over the weekend indicated that Mt. Sinabung had turned active again following its period of inactivity.The PVMBG could not precisely predict when the next eruption would take place, but considering the recent situation, Nurul said a subsequent eruption of a larger scale was imminent.“We ask residents and tourists to exercise caution, stay away from Mt. Sinabung. Keep your guard up, because a larger eruption could occur anytime,” he said.As of Monday afternoon, the local administration has yet to issue an official evacuation order for residents who live near the volcano. The majority of them have reportedly remained in their homes to clean up their yards and plantations from volcanic ash.Natanael of the BPBD Karo also reminded the public to steer clear of areas designated as “danger zones” that surrounded the volcano, especially after local authorities found that a number of locals and tourists still trying to enter the areas for sightseeing on Sunday.”This is very dangerous because Mt. Sinabung can erupt again at any time,” he said, adding that a patrol team deployed by the agency on Sunday had since escorted the civilians to safety.The 2,460 m Mt. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity, it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since.At least 16 people died in one of Sinabung’s eruptions in 2014. Two years later, another eruption killed seven.Indonesia is home to about 130 volcanoes because of its position on the Ring of Fire, a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where frequent seismic activity occurs. (rfa)center_img Authorities have advised the public to remain alert over potential future eruptions at Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra, as the volcano has erupted several times since the weekend following a year-long absence of volcanic activity.The latest string of eruptions occurred on Monday, with Mt. Sinabung spewing a 5,000-meter-high column of volcanic ash and smoke from the peak of the mountain at 10:16 a.m., followed by a second eruption at 11:17 a.m. that produced a 2,000-m-high column of ash, according to the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG).PVMBG official and personnel of the Sinabung observation post, Armen Putera, told The Jakarta Post that the volcanic ash from Monday’s eruption had covered at least three districts in Karo and turned the sky dark, especially in Namanteran district, which is located 5.2 kilometers from the mountain.last_img read more

Olivier Giroud fires major dig at Arsenal after helping Chelsea to Europa League glory

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 May 2019 10:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Advertisement Olivier Giroud played a key role in Chelsea’s Europa League final win over his former club Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Olivier Giroud fired a major dig at his former club Arsenal after helping Chelsea to Europa League glory, claiming he always knew swapping north for west London would represent a boost to his hopes of winning major silverware.The France international scored 103 goals during his seven years at the Emirates, but was deemed surplus to requirements by Arsene Wenger following the signings of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Giroud played a bit-part role in Chelsea’s Premier League campaign but spearheaded their attack in Europe and ended the season as the Europa League’s top scorer with 11 goals, including the opener in Wednesday’s final.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Thank you @Arsenal’ 😂— The Blues (@TheBlues___) May 30, 2019 Olivier Giroud fires major dig at Arsenal after helping Chelsea to Europa League glorycenter_img Olivier Giroud opened the scoring in the Europa League final for Chelsea against Arsenal with a brilliant near post header (Picture: Getty)‘I’m 32, nearly 33, but I feel like there is more and more to come. I am still hungry and I am looking forward to next year: playing in the Champions League and fighting for more titles.’After an even first half in Baku, Giroud broke the deadlock with a trademark near post header, beating close friend and former teammate Laurent Koscielny to the ball.He added: ‘It was a good cross from Emerson and I made a run to the front post. It was a nice header and I have to thank my team-mates for helping me to score those goals.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment ADVERTISEMENTThe 32-year-old, who signed a contract extension earlier this month, was filmed sarcastically thanking Arsenal, clutching the trophy on the Chelsea team bus, and in an interview with the club’s official website could not resist taking another pop at his old employers.He said: ‘It was an improvement going from Arsenal to Chelsea and I knew I would have the opportunity to win some more trophies.‘To win this Europa League one year after winning the World Cup is great for me.‘I’m a Blue, a proper Blue. It’s a new chapter of my career and it was very special to score. I am so proud of this team.last_img read more

Character home sells

first_img26 Cleveland Terrace, Townsville City 26 Cleveland Terrace, Townsville CityHIGH-END properties are continuing to sell in Townsville, with a historic Queenslander in one of the city’s most enviable locations being snapped up.The property at 26 Cleveland Tce, Townsville City, sold for an undisclosed sum earlier this week, but the sale price is believed to be well over $1 million.It was sold by Tracey Stack and Emma Nancarrow from M Property Townsville after they listed the home for $2.2 million in January before the asking price was dropped to $1,950,000. The home is on Melton Hill with views out to Cleveland Bay and last sold in June 2013 for $1.45 million before it was extensively renovated. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 202026 Cleveland Terrace, Townsville CityThe sale follows that of 5 Arundel Court on Castle Hill for $2.4 million, which was Townsville’s biggest residential sale in more than three years.Townsville REIQ zone chairman Wayne Nicholson said high-end properties selling would help to create confidence in the market. “$2.4 million is a substantial sale for the Townsville market and with those sorts of numbers floating around, you would have to think there is some interest in the city,” he said. “I can’t understand why people with money wouldn’t be buying anything that moves. Big sales help to instil confidence and when people start seeing the big boys come out to play, they start to think they should be coming out to play as well.” The house at 26 Cleveland Tce has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on 1879sq m of land.The character home dates back to the late federation era and was built in 1912. It has wraparound verandas and grandly proportioned rooms with details such as pressed metal finishes.last_img read more

Malaria cases declines in the Americas

first_img Tweet Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes.Washington DC (PAHO/WHO) – The number of malaria cases in the Americas declined by nearly 60% and malaria deaths declined 70% over the past decade, according to the 2012 World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO). This progress—which compares favorably with other WHO regions—is the result of ongoing prevention and control efforts in malaria-endemic countries carried out by governments with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and other international partners. In 2000, more than 1 million cases of malaria were reported in the Region of the Americas. By 2011, the number had dropped to below 490,000. Malaria deaths declined from 439 to 113 during the same period. Nevertheless, some 30% of the population in 21 endemic countries of the Americas remains at risk of contagion, and 8% is considered at “high risk.” Of the 21 countries in the Western Hemisphere where malaria is endemic, 18 are considered to be on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) related to malaria, which calls for a 75% reduction in cases between 2000 and 2015. This target has already been met in 13 of the region’s countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Suriname. Six of these—Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Paraguay—are considered in the pre-elimination phase. Three other countries—Colombia, Panama and Peru—have reduced cases by more than 64% and are therefore on track to achieve the MDG by 2015. Brazil is projected to achieve a reduction of between 50% and 75% by 2015. Countries that face greater challenges in achieving the 75% reduction in cases by 2015 are Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Haiti (where data limitations make it difficult to assess trends over time).“Between 2005 and 2011, the Dominican Republic achieved a very significant reduction in cases—from 3,837 to 1,616,” noted Dr. Keith Carter, PAHO/WHO senior advisor on malaria. “The number of cases in 2011 would have been lower than the number in 2000 [1,233 cases] if the country had not received imported cases from Haiti as a consequence of the 2010 earthquake.” According to official data from the Dominican Republic, 577 of the 1,616 cases recorded in 2011 were imported.“The Dominican Republic is on track to reach the MDG target for malaria,” added Dr. Carter.In Guyana, malaria cases declined between 2000 and 2010 but increased in 2011. Cases also increased in Venezuela. “Countries should continue to invest efforts and resources to achieve further reductions in cases and deaths,” said Dr. Carter. The 2012 World Malaria Report estimates that some US$5.1 billion annually will needed between 2011 and 2020 to achieve universal access to malaria interventions in the 99 countries with ongoing transmission. In 2011, only US$2.3 billion was available, less than half of the amount needed. The report summarizes data received from 104 malaria-endemic countries and territories. In 99 of these countries, malaria transmission is ongoing. Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In the human body, the parasites multiply in the liver and then infect red blood cells. In the Americas, Plasmodium vivax causes approximately 70% of all cases, with Plasmodium falciparum causing a majority of the rest, and Plasmodium malariae responsible for a small number of cases. Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines. Key interventions to control malaria include: prompt and effective treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies wherever P. falciparum is resistant to other drugs; use of insecticidal nets by people at risk; and indoor residual spraying with insecticide to control the vector mosquitoes.Malaria in numbers • In 2010 there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria worldwide and an estimated 660,000 deaths due to the disease, most of them in children under 5.• In 2010, 673,723 cases were reported in the Americas, or about 3% of total cases worldwide.• Africa is the most affected continent: about 90% of all deaths from malaria occur there.• Of the 50 countries in the world that are on track to meet the goal of reducing malaria cases by 75% by 2015, 18 are in the Americas.• An estimated 1.1 million lives have been saved globally over the past decade thanks largely to scaled-up malaria-control efforts.• The burden of malaria is concentrated in 14 endemic countries where an estimated 80% of all malaria deaths occur.• An estimated US$ 5.1 billion will be needed every year between 2011 and 2020 to achieve universal access to malaria interventions in the 99 countries with ongoing transmission of the disease.• The number of rapid diagnostic tests delivered to endemic countries increased from 88 million in 2010 to 155 million in 2011. PAHO, which celebrates its 110th anniversary this year, is the oldest international public health organization in the world. It works with its member countries to improve the health and the quality of life of the people of the Americas. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of WHO. Press release Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Malaria cases declines in the Americas by: – December 21, 2012 33 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Sterling returns to training

first_img Liverpool are due to fly out on Sunday ahead of their first friendly against a Thai All Stars side in Bangkok next Tuesday. The club’s relationship with Sterling has become increasingly strained since the player rejected a contract offer of £100,000 per week in January. City have tried to take advantage of the situation but bids of up to £30million and £40million have been rejected by Liverpool, who are thought to value him at £50million. City have maintained a silence over the affair but are thought to have been monitoring developments. Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is preparing to make his debut for new club LA Galaxy this weekend, has expressed his disappointment over how the saga has developed this week. Gerrard left Anfield at the end of last season after making more than 700 appearances for the club. He told Sky Sports News: “I’m not happy with all that carry-on. He needs to go in and see the owners. You don’t have to throw in illness, or refuse to go on tour. “There are millions of Liverpool fans waiting to see Raheem pull on a Liverpool shirt. Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has reported for training after a two-day absence, Press Association Sport understands. Press Association “It looks very disappointing from where I’m sat. The fans have shown him great support, they want him to stay and I believe that he should too.” Gerrard believes the affair is playing out badly. He said: “It’s very difficult for me to sit here and support him and the team around him…what they’re trying to do with his career at a young age. “It’ll be a terrible shame if he goes somewhere and doesn’t kick on as a player. “It’s slightly disappointing how far the situation has gone – but the only way I can see for him is out at the moment.” The unsettled forward is thought to have called in sick on Tuesday and Wednesday, further fuelling already considerable speculation over his future at the club. The 20-year-old, the subject of two failed bids from Manchester City this summer, is believed to have asked not to travel on the club’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia earlier this week. last_img read more

Ronaldo protests innocence after court appearance

first_imgPOZUELO DE ALARCON, Spain (Reuters) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo protested his innocence after testifying in court on Monday against charges of evading 14.7 million euros (13.17 million pounds) in taxes.The 32-year-old Portuguese, who was in the Pozuelo de Alarcon court for about 90 minutes, declined to speak to reporters afterwards, but he released a statement through his agency Gestifute.“The Spanish tax authorities know my income in detail, because we have given it to them. I have never hidden anything in my declarations, nor have I had the smallest intention of evading taxes,” Ronaldo said.“I always make my declarations voluntarily, because I think we all have to declare and pay tax in accordance to our incomes. Those who know me know what I ask my advisors: that they take their time on it and pay correctly, because I don’t want problems.”Ronaldo explained that he did not create a special structure to manage his image rights after joining Real from Manchester United in 2010, saying he utilised the set-up which was deemed “legal and legitimate” by English tax authorities.Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading footballers.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was handed a 21-month prison sentence this year on similar charges but under Spanish law was able to exchange the penalty for a fine.last_img read more

Esher capture Quins prospects

first_imgEsher have landed highly-rated youngsters Charlie Matthews, Rob Buchanan, Will Collier and Charlie Walker after agreeing a deal with Harlequins.All four have signed dual-registration contracts with the Championship club, who open their season against Plymouth on 3 September.Hooker Buchanan, lock Matthews and prop Collier were part of the England squad that reached the Under-20 World Cup final in June.AdChoices广告Winger Walker, who also plays at 13 and full-back, has scored three tries in his first six games for England’s Under-18s.“We are very pleased with all four, who have already excelled at very high levels for such young players,” said Esher director of rugby MikeSchmid.“They are all superb lads and we are looking forward to the energy they will bring to the side and the competition they will add to the squad.”last_img read more

Rowing : SU takes confidence into matchup with nationally ranked Yale

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Chelsea Macpherson has taken to heart her head coach’s nutty message. And with a meet against the nation’s No. 6 team on deck, Macpherson and the rest of the Syracuse women’s rowing team are hoping to channel SU head coach Justin Moore’s loony rhetoric into a upset of No. 6 Yale.Macpherson says Moore emphasizes that when rowing, a group must be collectively crazy in order to win. It’s been one of his main mantras in his first year as head coach and has steered the Orange in meets. This weekend, SU’s meet contains top-notch competition by way of Yale and Cornell rowing in the same field as SU.Based off last season’s results, SU will need to heed the advice of Moore now more than ever. In 2010, Yale and Cornell coasted to victories over SU by more than 15 seconds.If there is ever a time to be a little loony, this weekend in Derby, Conn., is it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You have to go crazy to be in the field,’ Macpherson said.The weekend in Connecticut provides SU with a rare opportunity: a matchup with the defending national champions. And no matter the outcome, it’s an opportunity to relish.But Moore’s ‘crazy’ mantra has yielded brash confidence for the Orange. SU is convinced Yale will have to look over their collective shoulder mid-race. Syracuse has the utmost confidence it will compete.‘I think they’ll be very surprised halfway down the race course when we’re still next to them, because we will be,’ junior Allison Todd said.  ‘We’re going to be all over them.’Syracuse is coming off a performance last week against Boston University when the third varsity eight won its race. The team as a whole made great strides, Moore said. Against elite competition, the team is excited to see how it stacks up, in preparation for upcoming meets and the Big East championships.And the optimism goes back to the cocksure theme the first year coach preaches: constant improvement and increased confidence.  Moore took over the program this past summer, and although the program experienced difficulties in the fall campaign, the team has seen results in Moore’s system, Todd said.  Results that Todd hopes will show this week.‘We’ve come so far as a team in eight months,’ Todd said.  ‘We’re faster, stronger, more fit.  We’re all excited to go.’The team did not perform well against Yale and Cornell last year, with the first, second and third varsity eights all finishing third behind Yale and Cornell.  In the first varsity eight, Yale finished with a time of 6:27.4, while Syracuse clocked in at 6:46.2. Last year’s race posed tough elements to which the team did not adequately respond.‘The team didn’t handle the conditions or the pressure,’ Moore said.And against a crew with the caliber of Yale, there is little margin for error.The Orange is very young, with 22 members either freshmen or sophomores.  Just like with any young team, there comes the potential for improvement. With that, Moore feels that tangible development is necessary in the upcoming meets as a result. ‘Because the crew is so young, we need to continue to build,’ Moore said.  ‘We need to execute our strategy.’Despite the long odds and green makeup of the team, SU maintains winning is not out of the question. But the Orange knows it is important to not get discouraged about the final result.For now, the team is on board with Moore’s ‘crazy’ philosophy. And with it, simply getting better each team they get in the water.Still, the race poses opportunity.  Competing against Yale will serve as a benchmark, a way of seeing how much training efforts over the last eight months have paid off.  And as long as the team recognizes the quality of the opponent, the race should only help the team in the long run.From its head coach all the way through the entire squad, as a collective SU might just be crazy enough to pull off the upset.‘When you’re going to go out and race with the national champions, it tells you how close you’re going to be,’ Macpherson said.  ‘There’s nothing to lose in this race.’kmprisei@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse’s Tiana Mangakahia earns national player of the week honors

first_imgTiana Mangakahia earned Citizen Naismith Player of the Week honors after a big week for the sophomore point guard and Syracuse (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast). The award recognizes her as the top player of the past week in Division I women’s basketball for her performances against Georgia Tech and then-No. 11 Florida State.Her performance last week already earned her ACC Player of the Week honors Monday.Last Thursday, Mangakahia stamped her name all over SU’s program record books. Her 44 points against Georgia Tech were second-most in program history, just behind Alexis Peterson’s 45 of a season ago. The scoring came on the back of 20 made free throws on 21 attempts, highest in program history for both made and attempted free throws. The 44 points equaled the third-highest total in Division I this season.“She did a good job of willing us to win … I’ll take 44 (points) and eight (assists) every night,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said on Thursday night.On Sunday, Syracuse pulled off its first win over a ranked team this season, upsetting then-No. 11 Florida State at the Carrier Dome, 76-69. Mangakahia took on the role of a distributor that she has embraced so often this season, finishing the game with 13 assists, her 11th game of double-digit assists this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMangakahia’s 10.4 assists per game and 177 total assists rank first in the country. She also ranks 11th in double-doubles (9), 12th in free throws made (85), 26th in minutes played (584) and 27th in steals (44). Comments Published on January 9, 2018 at 3:11 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

AEW provides Cody Rhodes’ health update after major blow to the head

first_img Akhil Nambiar 10 months ago AEW Dynamite narrowly tops WWE NXT viewership numbers this week WE RECOMMEND Also Read | WWE RAW: Lana Set To Make A Confession In The Upcoming EpisodeIssuing a health update, AEW showed a photo of an injured Cody, stating that he has eight stitches on his forehead and a costochondral separation. Costochondral separation, also known as rib separation, occurs due to a direct impact on the chest. According to doctors, the healing time for the injury is between three to four weeks. The company mentioned that the wrestler is not cleared for action at this time.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Viewership Ratings Goes Up After Last Week’s ShowForehead injuryCody suffered the injury to his forehead after he dived out to the metal ramp that was connected to the ring. He missed Chris Jericho and landed face down, resulting in a nasty cut above his right eye. The injury nearly stopped the match, but Dr. Michael Sampson checked Cody right after the match and cleared him to continue. Cody’s doctor, who was a former ER nurse, stitched him up after his match.Also Read | WWE: Eric Bischoff Expresses Gratefulness After Brief StintThe match’s pace was relatively slow, making it seem like it will go on for the full 60 minutes. However, after a gruesome clash, MJF saw an already bloodied Cody in the walls of Jericho and forfeited the match. After the match, MJF acted all contrite, almost in tears, at Cody’s loss. But it was all a set-up. As Cody tried to soothe him, he delivered a nut shot, followed by an evil grin. Now, it would be interesting to see how the MJF-Cody feud shapes up on AEW. Meanwhile, Jericho is still the AEW Champion. Towards the end of the night, as MJF left the ring, fans doused him with beer. Also Read | WWE: Are Kane And The Undertaker Really Brothers? Facts To Know Written By 10 months ago AEW Dynamite to collaborate with Rick and Morty WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US 10 months ago AEW Dynamite beats WWE NXT again in the viewership ratings 10 months ago AEW Dynamite: Cody Rhodes smashed glass to confront Chris Jericho COMMENT 10 months ago AEW: The Rock praises Cody Rhodes’ ‘heated’ AEW Dynamite Promo Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 18:15 IST AEW Provides Cody Rhodes’ Health Update After Major Blow To The Head Cody Rhodes’ bid for the AEW World Championship came to a bloody end, with wrestler getting eight stitches on the forehead injury. AEW gave an update on this. Cody Rhodes’ bid for the AEW World Championship came to a bloody end, with the wrestler getting eight stitches on his forehead and suffering costochondral separation. To add more pain to the injury, Cody also had to suffer betrayal from his best friend MJF, who threw in the towel after seeing Cody get pummeled in the ring. He later turned on him and hit him with a nut shot. Now, Cody, as per his stipulation, will not be able to challenge for the title again. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 11th November, 2019 18:15 IST LIVE TVlast_img read more