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Passengers, crew rescued after cargo ship catches fire in Java Sea

first_imgHe added that the passengers and crew members had been taken to Ketapang in West Kalimantan, where they are expected to arrive on Thursday morning.Read also: Photo: Damaged ships, dismantled, recycledThe Pangkalpinang Port Authority (KSOP) reported that the incident had occurred in the waters near Belitung Island in Bangka Belitung.The ship, which was sailing from Jakarta to Pontianak, West Kalimantan, was also carrying 18 trucks and two minibuses at the time of the incident.A joint search and rescue team found the burning ship at 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday at around 18 nautical miles northwest of its initial location.“We searched the ship entirely and found no casualties,” said Hendra, adding that the joint rescue team was currently investigating the cause of the fire. (trn)Topics : Cargo ship KM Bahari Indonesia caught fire in the Java Sea on Tuesday evening, as reported by the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas).All 26 passengers and crew members were safely evacuated from the ship. No casualties were reported on the incident.“All 26 people aboard were rescued by the KM Samudera Jaya Abadi, which happened to pass by the cargo ship’s location,” Jakarta Basarnas office chief Hendra Sudirman said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger names Nwankwo Kanu as his best January signing for Arsenal

first_imgArsene Wenger names Nwankwo Kanu as his best January signing for Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 8:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Arsene Wenger was asked to name his best January signing for Arsenal (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger has named Nwankwo Kanu as his best January signing for Arsenal ahead of the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Edu.Kane moved to the Gunners from Inter in a £4.15 million deal in February 1999.During his time at the club, the Nigerian striker helped Arsenal win two Premier League trophies and two FA Cups before he left to join West Brom in 2004.Wenger had some success with signings in the winter period for Arsenal as Aubameyang hit the ground running following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.ADVERTISEMENTNicolas Anelka, Edu and Kolo Toure, who was signed for just £150,000 in February 2002 after a short trial, also turned out to be pivotal players under Wenger who were signed midway through the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut when asked to name his best January deal by beIN Sports, Wenger replied: ‘What a difficult question. Over 20 years… maybe Kanu. Comment Nwankwo Kanu won two Premier League titles during his time at Arsenal (Getty Images)‘In the middle of the season, that had a big impact and was a huge player.’Wenger also revealed that he is against the principle of the January transfer window and would even prefer clubs to be allowed to sign players throughout the season.‘I think it is like a race in a marathon where you change the shoes half way,’ said the former Arsenal manager.More: 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‘It is not right, when once you have started the season, you have to finish the season with the same players.‘Or you keep it open the whole season like it was when I arrived in England. ‘They have chosen a rule that is not right.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Appoints Dr. Janet Haas as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission

first_img May 07, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Appoints Dr. Janet Haas as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commissioncenter_img Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Dr. Janet Haas, M.D. as Honorary Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. Dr. Haas is also the chairwoman and a past president of the William Penn Foundation.“As a medical doctor, Janet Haas is dedicated to improving the lives of young children across the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “The commission will benefit from her tremendous experience working with business leaders as we work to build bipartisan support for increasing our commitment to early learning.”Dr. Haas practices palliative medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is board-certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and has cared for brain-injured patients at Temple University and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.Investing in early education is a priority for Governor Wolf. In the 2018-19 budget, the governor is proposing to invest an additional $25 million in state funding, to be matched by $5 million in federal funding, to expand access to high-quality child care, as well as an increase of $40 million for high-quality early childhood education which would allow nearly 4,400 children to enroll in a program.Together with $90 million in funding increases secured over the past three years, this additional investment will more than double the funding for Pre-K Counts programs since 2014-15, and increases funding for Head Start Supplemental Assistance by 64 percent.“There is nothing more important than high-quality education. It unlocks doors to opportunities and to more successful futures,” said Janet Haas, MD, Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation. “I’m pleased to serve with Governor Wolf as Co-Chair of the Early Learning Investment Committee and thank him for his unwavering commitment to expanding early learning opportunities for children in Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with the Commission as we strive to move Pennsylvania closer to the day when every child in our state has access to the high-quality early childhood education he or she deserves.”The Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission is a network of 60 senior business leaders from across Pennsylvania representing 26 counties and nearly every major industry. Commissioners are appointed by the governor to serve as advocates building awareness and support for increased public investments in early learning.Created in 2008 through an executive order signed by Governor Ed Rendell, the commission has helped Pennsylvania become a national leader for engaging business leaders on the issue of early learning.“Janet’s appointment as Honorary Co-Chair of the Commission is testament to her commitment and leadership on this and many important economic and community issues,” said Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Vanguard Group. “By leading the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission with the Governor, she will effectively and tenaciously work to ensure that Pennsylvania continues to grow its commitment to young children today to ensure a thriving and prosperous future for the Commonwealth.”last_img read more

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IMO: Canada Provides Financial Support for Polar Code

first_imgThe Government of Canada has provided a financial contribution of CAD 500,000 (around USD 393,000) in an effort to support the Polar Code and sustainable development goals, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said.Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary-General and Janice Charette, Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at IMO Headquarters in London on November 23.As explained, the MoU aims to deliver training programs for seafarers on board ships operating in polar waters, in line with The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, better known as the Polar Code.The code, which entered into force on January 1, 2017, sets out mandatory standards that cover the full range of design, construction, equipment, operational, training and environmental protection matters for ships making polar voyages.Under this initiative, Canada agrees to finance four regional train-the-trainer workshops on the implementation of the Polar Code and assign IMO as the responsible agency for the management and execution of these activities.The financial support will also go towards activities related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 14, which addresses life below water.last_img read more

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2018)

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Restaurant week in St Kitts Nevis encouraged by domestic tourism

first_imgTourism officials in St. Kitts Nevis says the focus of this year’s Restaurant Week in the federation is that of Domestic Tourism.According to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Carlene Henry Morton the country’s tourism product is not restricted to foreign clientele. Locals should get involved and enjoy their own products in order to promote not only the island but its restaurants.Local ambassadors“We are supposed to be our own best ambassadors and you cannot encourage people to enjoy or participate in something that you yourself do not know anything about,” Morton Henry said. “Once you have eaten at a particular establishment, you can say to our visitors, when you go to X place, you are going to have a wonderful experience. The food is very well prepared, nicely presented and the ambiance was great.”She noted hardworking individuals should think of restaurant week as a way of rewarding themselves while enjoying and learning about local cuisine.“Look at the menu, you know restaurant week is coming up, put aside your little five dollars and give yourself a US $60 meal every now and again,” she said. “For example, my grandmother’s birthday is coming up. So, all of us are going to pool our monies and go to X or Y place. It could also be an anniversary.”Milestones are being achieved around Restaurant Week, said Henry Morton, adding that the week can be a way to celebrate them.Prices loweredPrices have been lowered because it’s the slow season, she said while adding that the prices will increase when the tourist season kicks in in October. “I am encouraging everybody out there to find a spot with a price point where you can treat yourself and your family. You go out together and you enjoy. This isn’t something that you do every day; this may be once or twice in the year and you are taking advantage of the fact that it is Restaurant Week,” she said.last_img read more

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ESL One Dota 2 returns to Genting, Malaysia with $400,000 up for grabs

first_imgESL has announced its first Dota 2 event of 2018, which will take place in Malaysia between the 23rd-28th January. The tournament will be classed as a minor on the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit and will see 16 of the world’s best teams battle it out for $400,000 and 400 qualifying points that go towards qualification for Valve’s flagship Dota 2 event, The International.The tournament will return to the Arena of Stars Resorts, World Genting, Malaysia. A non-defined amount of teams will receive a direct invite to the event, with the remainder being made up of qualifiers from around the world. This marks ESL’s third Dota tournament in the South East Asia area, following on from ESL One Manila in 2016 and ESL One Genting 2017. Back at Genting last time out, Digital Chaos emerged victorious last time out, securing $125,000 conquering The International 7 runners-up Newbee.South East Asia remains an area of significant growth in esports, and is known for fanatical support. Events in Manila, Philippines have more often than not completely sold out as fans flock in their thousands to catch a glimpse of the world’s best players. Newzoo’s latest report outlines that SEA is the fifth largest region considering the number of esports enthusiasts, but 38% of them play Dota 2, more so than any other game.Tournaments thus far on the new Dota 2 pro circuit have housed only eight teams, whilst this marks a return to 16. As the tournament is a minor, there’s (comfortably) not as many qualifying points available when compared to a major and only the top four will secure points. Undoubtedly, there’ll be a huge amount of competition for the points when compared to the eight team format we’ve seen from the likes of Starladder, ESL One Hamburg, PGL Open and Dota Pit thus far. Nonetheless, it means more scintillating Dota 2 action for the consumer. “After this years successful kick-off with our flagship series ESL One, which was held for the very first time at the Arena of Stars in Malaysia, we already knew that it wouldn’t be our last event in Genting. The Southeast Asian Dota 2 community showed us, what real passion looks like and provided us with one of the key factors to create a legendary esports event: atmosphere,” said Ulrich Schulze Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “We found a strong and reliable partner with Resorts World Genting and together we are looking forward to make ESL One Genting 2018 even bigger and better than last time.”“Following ESL One Genting 2017, which we saw being a huge success amongst enthusiastic young millennials at the event, Resorts World Genting is proud to be the host as the venue sponsor for the second year running,” said Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment at Resorts World Genting. “Esports is recognized as the next big thing in marketing and the size of the global esports audience has rapidly grown. One-fifth of the world is said to actively play video games for an average of an hour a day. This is a complex and fast-changing universe, and we are eager to be part of it. Through ESL One Genting, we hope to connect with esports fans in an authentic way — a way that delivers added value to their experience and to the sport.”Esports Insider says: Dota returns to Malaysia and ESL One is back at Genting. That’s a whole lot of great Dota 2 action for local fans to feast their eyes upon — with sixteen of the worlds best set to compete for a whopping $400,000 and of course crucial qualifying points. Game on.last_img read more

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