Two civilians gunned down in Poso

first_imgPersonnel from the joint police and Indonesian Military (TNI) Operation Tinombala along with the Central Sulawesi and Poso Police have been examining the forest where the incident took place, he added.As reported by tribunnews.com, the shooting occurred within an area covered by the Tinombala police-military operation in the region.The two victims have been identified as Syarifuddin, 37, and Firman, 18, both of whom were residents of Poso Pesisir Utara district.Syarifuddin sustained a gunshot wound to his chest and was already dead when the locals found him, whereas Firman died from a similar injury to his neck while he was being taken to a nearby village. United Development Party (PPP) lawmaker Arsul Sani has urged the National Police to investigate the shooting of the two Poso residents.“I want those in charge of the National Police to give their attention to [the murder] of these two Poso residents,” the politician said in a statement on Thursday.He went on to say that the investigation should also involve the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to ensure that the proceedings remain impartial to reveal the real perpetrators, whether or not they were security personnel.“[…] If the victims were wrongly murdered and they were not involved with an act of terrorism or other crime, the police owe [their families] a public apology and financial compensation,” Arsul said. (rfa)Topics : Two civilians were shot to death by unknown assailants in Poso regency, Central Sulawesi on Tuesday.National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Ahmad Ramadhan confirmed the incident on Wednesday, but stopped short of disclosing further details.“It’s true that two Poso residents were shot and killed in Pesisir Utara on Tuesday,” Ahmad said as reported by tribunnews.com.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Banks move to stem mortgage fallout

first_img Middle of the market set to lead post COVID-19 sales MORE: Is this Australia’s best house? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenCameron Kusher’s update on COVID-19 and the market02:16 – Repayment relief for up to six months– Fees waived for restructuring a loan or consolidating loans– Temporarily convert to interest-only repayments Liberty – Defer loan repayments for up to six months, with a review after three months– No fees for existing home loan customers who switch from standard variable rate to fixed rate loan– A 0.50 per cent reduction to 2.25 per cent.in one, two and three-year Premier fixed rate home loans (for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest) AFG – Repayment deferrals for three months, with a three-month extension after review– Ability to switch to interest-only repayments– Get cashback (up to the value of your advance repayment minus the value of one-month repayment) St George Commonwealth Bank – Three-month deferral on repayments, with three-month extension after review– New fixed rate home loan of 2.29 per cent for one, two or three years for new owner-occupied lending (principal interest repayments with Advantage Package)– Redraw funds if ahead on repaymentsMore from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days ago– If loan is more than 12 months old, reduce repayments to the minimum required, or change frequency of repayments if you pay via direct debit Bankwest HSBC The beach house that looks like a superyachtcenter_img – Pause on home loan repayments for up to six months– Ability to change your home loan repayment amount if you are ahead on repayments– Lower interest rates (between 2.29-2.79 per cent) when you apply for a new fixed-rate Choice Package loan Banks are open to discussions now with anyone who has concerns over income loss impacting mortgages. Suncorp – Deferral on home loan repayments for six months, with a three-month check to see if further assistance is required NAB “The Government and financial institutions have introduced a range of relief measures to help Aussies under financial pressure, stay afloat during these difficult times.”She said the firm had created a COVID-19 FAQ Hub to cope with demand for information on how the pandemic could affect home loans, credit cards, insurance and a range of other household costs. HOME LOAN SUPPORT BANKS ARE OFFERING: – Six-month repayment deferrals– Complete Fixed Home Loan Package (for owner-occupiers paying principal and interest) reduced to three-year fixed rate of 2.33 per cent. (for both new and existing customers)– Redraw without incurring fees if extra repayments have been made – Home loan repayment deferrals for six months but interest and fees will be added.– One-time payment to offset any interest charged, depending on your balance and interest rate. Westpac Homeowners are rethinking ways to cope with job loss and potential job loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, with banks offering several options now for mortgage support.A new survey has found that almost half of Queenslanders have had their incomes cut or soon to be cut because of COVID-19, with concern for mortgages now. The Queensland figure (49 per cent) is higher than the national average (45 per cent), according to the results of the research released by financial comparison service comparethemarket.com.au. – A three-month deferral on mortgage repayments, with a three-month extension after review– Ability to redraw funds from your home loan if you’re ahead on repayments– Ability to switch to interest-only repayments ANZ It asked respondents if they were losing income because of social restrictions, and changes they would make to their finances as a result, including mortgage repayments.Homeowners are rethinking ways to cope with job loss and potential job loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, with banks offering several options now for mortgage support. The survey found that two in every five Queensland respondents (40 per cent) were concerned about meeting mortgage repayments for the rest of the year. The housing market can expect to see some fallout on mortgage repayments due to income loss in Brisbane and across the wider state. Picture: Liam Kidston.As well, 13 per cent said they or their partners had lost their jobs in the Sunshine State, and 7 per cent thought they or their partners were would do so.Almost one in five (19 per cent) of Queenslanders or their partners had also taken a pay cut during this period, while one in 10 believed a pay cut was looming.Among the measures being taken to cope were families freeing up cash by deferring loan or credit card repayments, accessing cash by withdrawing from their super, term deposits or life savings.Comparethemarket.com.au spokeswoman Abigail Koch said there were hundreds of thousands of Aussies “Hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing financial hardship at this time, with around six million workers expected to receive JobKeeper payments, while many others are uncertain about their financial security. “ – Ability to defer loan repayments– Fees waived for restructuring a loan– Credit card support-Financial institution FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Around 300 senior citizens celebrate Elderly Filipino Week

first_imgMost of the diseases and healthconditions the elderly suffer in the region are hypertension, diabetes and bodyaches. De Guzman said elders in the regionentertained themselves through joining church organization, groups and playingsocio-recreational games. Among those discussed during theprogram were physical exercises, activities and food essential for maintainingwellness. Revolving around the theme “Healthyand productive aging starts with me,” the DOH-6 guided the elderly on how tolive a healthy and fit lifestyle. Cristina de Guzman, DOH-6 regionalprogram coordinator for health and wellness, said the elderly sector was givenhealth priority programs from the government. “It is good that they have theseactivities because we want them to become productive,” she added. Around 300 senior citizens gathered ata mall in Mandurriao district for the celebration of the Elderly Filipino Weekon Oct.1. “For those who may be diagnosed withhypertension or with diabetes, we have free medicine accessed at healthcenters. For them to access the medicines, they have to be registered for theirmaintenance and they have to consult every three months for the management oftheir diabetes and hypertension,” de Guzman said. “They should also drink more water forthe maintenance of good health and for them to cleanse. It is very importantthat every day, they have regular bowel movement,” she added.center_img Around 300 senior citizens gather at a mall in Iloilo City to celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week on Oct. 1. CRISTINA DE GUZMAN/PNA Aside from the DOH, the Department ofSocial Welfare Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Departmentof Labor and Employment and Social Security System updated the participants oftheir programs.(With a report from PNA/PN) “We are grateful for them because theyhave done a lot for this country. We cannot afford that our elders are sick. Wewant them to enjoy life and the fruits of their labors as retirees,” de Guzmansaid. De Guzman said it is also importantthat elders take in less salt, sugar and oily food. She added the elderly should alsovisit their dentists regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums essential asthey take in food. “It is good that we have people herefrom the government. This is much appreciated and it makes us feel that we arerecognized in the little things that we do,” Engr. Rodrigo Naval, president andchairman of the city’s Federation of Senior Citizens Associations of thePhilippines said. ILOILO City – The Department ofHealth-Western Visayas (DOH-6) assured the government is looking after thehealth and wellness of the elderly sector.      last_img read more

Collisions at Home Plate

first_imgAll you baseball fans know by now MLB has ruled that there will be no collisions at home plate this year.  This ruling came to a head in the Reds-Miami game about a week ago.  Cozart of the Reds was going to be out at home by a wide margin, but the Reds manager, Brian Price, objected.  Price thought  the Miami catcher was blocking home not allowing Cozart an open path to the plate.  Thus, the decision went to the Review Board in New York City.After a 6 1/2 minute delay, the Review Board overturned the call of “out” and ruled Cozart safe at home plate.  As the rule is stated, there is no recourse by the opposing team, so they must accept the ruling.  As you know, the Reds not only got that run but added 2 more in the inning and won the game.Most everyone in baseball objects to this rule because there is no room on the umpires part for making a judgment on how far a runner would be out had this rule not been in place.  MLB put the rule in to avoid violent collisions at home plate, but right now a meer one-inch blocking of the plate can get an out call.  This to me is ridiculous.  If a player deliberately runs over the catcher, then he should be called out.  As it is now, the catcher has no place to go.last_img read more

Fire danger cited with nutritional aid

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is instructing clients to immediately stop using divided plates that illustrate the recommended distribution of the four food groups following reports that two plates caught fire while in the microwave. No injuries have been reported.The plates have been distributed through Indiana WIC clinics since June. The program was notified of the two incidents on Nov. 8 and immediately instructed WIC clinics in Indiana to halt distribution of the plates. WIC clients are being notified of the potential hazard.“The safety of Indiana WIC clients is our top priority,” said Eldon Whetstone, assistant commissioner for the Health and Human Services Commission at the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), which administers the Indiana WIC program. “We urge all clients to return these plates to their WIC clinic or destroy them immediately.”The plates contain dividers that include labels showing the portion sizes for protein, grains, vegetables and fruits and are labeled as being safe for microwave use. Approximately 8,600 plates were sent to more than three dozen Indiana WIC agencies.Whetstone said not all plates are impacted but that the vendor has determined that the labels on the defective plates contained aluminum, which is not safe for use in microwaves.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s Instagram ‘runs’ £14.3m juicier than Juve Salary

first_imgPortugal international and 5-time Ballon d Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo raked in  £41.7m on Instagram, £14.3m higher than his Juventus Salary it has been revealed. The 35-year-old, who 222m followers on Instagram pocketed £41.7m from 43 sponsored posts in the past 12 months. According to a new report from Buzz Bingo, the Portuguese superstar has retained his crown as the social media site’s highest earner. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid ace, saw an increase of £3.5m from his Instagram earnings in 2019 by pocketing an average of £971,000 per sponsored post. Juve forward Cristiano Ronaldo leading the legion of heavy earners on Instagram Over the past year he promoted Nike, his fragrance CR7 Play it Cool and even an EMS training device called ‘Sixpad’. Ronaldo’s longstanding rival Lionel Messi was beaten into the second spot after his sponsored posts collected a total of £25.2m, or £631,000 every time he made one. The Barcelona captain has money-making partnerships with Adidas and regularly posts pictures of his globe-trotting lifestyle. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 David Beckham was once again the highest-paid British star on the rich list for his posts to his 63m followers. The 45-year-old is such a hit on the social media platform he scooped a whopping £9.6m despite retiring over seven years ago. Some of his paid Instagram partnerships included posts for Tudor Watch, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Kent & Curwen. In a list dominated by athletes, Neymar is the fifth-highest sportsman after netting £6.7m from the social media site this year with a reported average of £617,000 per paid post. Interestingly Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has the second most sponsored posts of all celebrities at 47, four above Ronaldo. Yet the Poland international’s lack of off-field exposure means he can only fetch around £76k per post and made just £3.58m for his troubles this year. Read AlsoAnthony Joshua named among sports money bags of 2020 in Britain And despite being considered one of football’s most marketable stars, Manchester United star Paul Pogba is ninth on Instagram’s highest-earning athletes. The Frenchman, who has a £290,000-a-week wage packet at Old Trafford, can make an additional £181k per sponsored post and scored £1.8m this year. Loading… Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Largest Cities In The World8 Ways Drones Are Shaping Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchetlast_img read more

“Human-caused” Everglades Truck Fire Brings Smoke to South Florida

first_imgIf you thought you smelled smoke in the air on Saturday, you were not imagining things, nor were you alone.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s Captain Albert Borroto issued a statement Saturday morning that it all originated in the Everglades.“There are no active brush fires currently in the county. This smell of smoke is coming from fires outside the county and it is being pushed in by the weather front that was predicted to move in this weekend,” Borroto said.Improvement is expected through mid-morning as daytime heating will increase the wind which will help the atmosphere mix and disperse the smoke more easily. pic.twitter.com/tcVq4TmxKj— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) May 9, 2020 However, officials added that the weekend smoke was unrelated to several wildfires that have been burning in Florida’s Panhandle since last Monday.The Five Mile Swamp fire in Santa Rosa County burned through more than 2,000 acres and destroyed at least 17 homes, according to the Florida Forest Service.Rather, the reason for Saturday’s smoky air was due to the Moon Fish Wildfire that was discovered on Thursday at the southeast corner of Big Cypress National Preserve and close to the Everglades National Park boundary.According to a news release from Laurie Humphrey, Big Cypress’ lead park ranger, the fire was “human caused,” a truck fire. The person was cited, she said.By Friday evening, the Moon Fish Wildfire was covering about 12,181 acres, and was burning through sawgrass and cypress as aerial and ground crews tried to contain it.The National Weather Service also said smoke from fires in the Everglades could impact visibility over portions of South Florida during the early part of the weekend.last_img read more

Short term rentals to resume to Palm Beach County

first_imgNow that the rate of coronavirus infections has gone down significantly, authorities in Palm Beach County have decided to allow the use of short term rentals to resume.Mayor Dave Kerner made the announcement stating that businesses such as Airbnb and VRBO can began allowing bookings again in the Palm Beach County area.The county originally suspended the use of rentals shorter than 30 days in March due to rising cases of  COVID- 19. The plan was to allow rentals to resume in June under the Phase One reopening plan, however, those plans were delayed due to the sharp spike in cases in June.Though renters will now be allowed to garner customers, they will only be able to do so under the county’s safety plan which bans large gatherings and requires properties to submit a bi-monthly report of rentals to the Tourist Development Office.Those found in violation of the rules will be subjected to a fine of up to $250 per day.According to reports, the COVID Education and Compliance team will be responsible for enforcing the county’s rules against large gatherings.last_img read more

Former WI World Cup stalwarts reunite

first_imgTORONTO, Canada — It was a reunion of some sorts when Canada-based Guyanese Damodar Daesrath and Sewnarine Chattergoon met at the Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) annual presentation, dinner and dance held here recently. Chattergoon, who still resides in Guyana, was enjoying a well-earned vacation with his family.The two stalwarts from neighbouring villages in Corentyne, Berbice were part of the West Indies Under-15 World Cup side in England some 21 years ago. That 1996 team, who reached the semi-finals of the Costcutter tournament, was skippered by Trinidadian Zaheer Ally and also included Jamaican Marlon Samuels, Barbadian Ryan Hinds and Trinidadian Sherwin Ganga.Chattergoon, who hails from Fyrish and Daesrath from Cumberland also went on to represent Guyana at the Under-19 and senior levels while the former went a step further, donning West Indies colours in four Test matches and 18 One-day Internationals.Daesrath also led Guyana at the senior level before migrating to Canada and in 2012 he made his Canadian debut versus Scotland in Glasgow.He was also a prominent member of the Brampton Masters Cricket Club in the Toronto & District League and up until last season represented Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) in the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) Elite League tournament. (Frederick Halley)last_img read more

Arsenal Ships out Nwakali on Loan

first_imgPremier League side Arsenal will ship out Nigeria’s Under-20 skippe,r Kelechi Nwakali, overseas on loan, AfricanFootball.com reported yesterday.Nwakali turned 18 last month and he will sign a five-year professional contract with the London Gunners after he would have led the Flying Eagles to qualify for next year’s Under-20 AFCON later this month.“Nwakali is not in (Arsene) Wenger’s immediate plans and it will take some time before his application for a work permit is processed and so it is most likely he will be sent out on loan possibly to a club in Belgium,” a top source said. Nwakali was the MVP when Nigeria won a record fifth FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile in November.Nigeria’s Under-17 teammate Samuel Chukwueze’s proposed move to join Nwakali at The Emirates has fallen through.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more