37 migrant workers still in China amid virus outbreak: Denpasar agency

first_imgThe Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers in Denpasar, Bali, has said that there are still at least 37 migrant workers working in China, where the fast-spreading coronavirus has killed at least 213 in the mainland.“Thirty-seven Indonesian migrant workers set off to China in 2019. They mostly work as spa therapists or in the hotel business. We are still waiting for further information from the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing,” the agency’s Denpasar head, Soleh Hidayat, said on Friday as quoted by Antara.Soleh said agency data indicated that no Indonesian migrant workers from Bali were sent to China in January and, even if there were those who applied to work there, they would be restricted from travel.  “Perhaps the workers have contacted their families directly,” Soleh said.He said the central government had floated an evacuation plan as authorities monitor the outbreak, which had affected flights between China and Indonesia.Soleh remained hopeful that the migrant workers in China were still healthy.“Indonesian migrant workers should immediately report to the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing in case anything happens and inform [the embassy] of their whereabouts if they are OK,” he said. (ami) Topics :center_img Thirty-six of the migrant workers currently in China come from Denpasar and other regencies on the tourist island, including Badung, Gianyar, Jembrana and Tabanan. Only one worker originates from Banyuwangi in East Java.Of the 37 workers, 13 of them work as spa therapists and nine of them as therapists in other sectors, while the remaining work various other jobs such as operation manager, sales manager and assistant manager.Soleh, however, stopped short of mentioning whether the workers lived outside Wuhan and other cities in Hubei – the epicenter of the outbreak – or outside the virus-hit province.He said none of the families had asked about the whereabouts of the 37 migrant workers by visiting the agency’s office.last_img read more

With Legends Classic title, Orange finally beginning to live up to early hype

first_img Published on November 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Jim Boeheim wanted to answer one last question. There were things left unsaid.Seated at the Boardwalk Hall podium, he scanned the assembled press in Atlantic City, N.J., for any further inquiries about his team’s Legends Classic championship. He would make sure everything was cleared up, even if he and the press were told — urged — by a tournament employee that the press conference was over.With the one final question, he cleared the air about Syracuse’s performance through six games. He attempted to do it after he was asked about his comments after Syracuse’s second game, when he called the Orange ‘overrated.’ Once more he cleared the air about what he meant then and where he feels the team is now.‘I said that (we were overrated) four games ago,’ Boeheim said. ‘I just said what was obvious. Well, when we haven’t played well, we have won. We haven’t played well for five games, and we managed to win the five. Tonight we did play well, and that was the difference.’That was the big difference. With the end of the two-game tournament in Atlantic City, N.J., Boeheim and the Orange players felt SU took strides in playing like a Top 10 team. But more specifically, with the 80-76 victory over Georgia Tech Saturday, Syracuse basked in the first performance of the young season in which SU believed it played up to its talent.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was what was expected out of the Thanksgiving weekend trip. Boeheim and the SU players said it would be the first true test of the year.The No. 8 Orange (6-0) will look to build off that performance Tuesday while hosting fellow 2010 Central New York NCAA Tournament team Cornell (2-4) at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange and the Big Red both reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last year, as Cornell lost to No. 1-seeded Kentucky in the Dome.But it’s a game that comes for SU light-years away from the 86-67 win over Canisius on Nov. 14, when Boeheim called the Orange overrated.At the crux of that: After the five games with which Boeheim wasn’t pleased, SU found a rhythm, especially offensively. A successful offense was the paramount step off the two tussles against major conference teams. SU shot 48 percent over the weekend after entering the games shooting 40 percent — and 32.6 percent in first halves.For SU guard Scoop Jardine, Saturday’s win was much simpler, though. It was just that — a win.‘It’s a win, we get better from it,’ Jardine said. ‘We learn from it.’With the matchup against the Big Red, Syracuse will have to learn against a similar inferior opponent like the four SU faced to start the season. Cornell is a shell of the team that last appeared in the Dome. It lost four starters from last year, along with head coach Steve Donahue. The sole returning starter is junior guard Chris Wroblewski, who is averaging a team-high 15.3 points per game.Unlike Cornell, Kris Joseph is professing that this year’s incarnation of SU is a team without just one go-to player. He was happy with the Legends Classic title, calling it a ’10 out of 10′ as SU won the way he expects to win this year. Not by blowing out teams but by playing a physical, balanced, competitive brand of basketball.‘We are going to have to fight till the end,’ Joseph said. ‘And one thing I found out about us is we have a lot of heart. … That’s one thing we are going to need to do throughout the remainder of the year. Keep fighting.’SU fought enough for the win. But after the game, the scene of Boeheim not at the podium but in SU’s locker room hinted at the fact that he said SU still has a ways to go.Void of almost all of the press, Boeheim’s sons smiled and kidded as they coddled the Legends Classic trophy. Around the locker room wall, though, their father slumped in a chair with an entourage of a half-dozen people circling him. He was tired from the weekend.There is more that needs to be done, and he said that.‘This was a tremendous tournament for us,’ he said. ‘But we have certainly got to play better.’aolivero@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Teen charged with 17 counts of murder in deadly Broward school…

first_imgThe attack is the 18th shooting in the US this year on or around school premises. Since 2013, there have been 291 reported school shootings in the US. The much too often tragedy of a mass shooting on a US school campus reached South Florida on Ash Wednesday, turning the day into a Valentine Day massacre. The shooting occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, northern Broward County, shortly before 2.30pm. When the shooting ended at the school of over 3,000 students, including Caribbean-Americans who reside in Parkland and neighboring Coral Springs 17 people were killed, and some 14 injured. The suspected shooter, a 19-year old former student, was apprehended and is in police custody. He has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, and charged with 17 counts of murder. Cruz is being held without bond. Up to press time the victims of this latest in several similar school shootings across the US had not been identified.Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of murder and is being held without bond.Shock waves The shooting, and the large-number of victims, has sent shock waves throughout South Florida and the rest of the country, but particularly so in Parkland, a mostly upscale suburb, where according to a resident was “usually, quiet, lazy, and crime free.”Caribbean American Mikhail Rose, 28, said he was driving to his apartment complex on Westview Reid, about a mile east of the ill-fated high school ,when he noticed several police cars rushing by him with sirens blaring and lights flashing. “I immediately knew something was wrong because we hardly see police cars on patrol or hear police sirens blearing in this city. I am beyond shocked that so many people were killed” Highly reputed schoolAnother Caribbean-American resident, Leslie Trott said she and her family moved to Parkland three years ago “primarily because of the high-quality reputation of the city’s schools, especially the Marjory Stone Douglas High Schools. Students excelled in almost every area and it also had a reputation as being very safe and secure. That is until today.  I am saddened by the loss of life, but thank God my two kids were not affected.”Shooter was an expelled studentAccording to reports, Cruz was expelled from the school, and while there he bragged about the use of guns. The reports stated that he came to the school on Wednesday wearing a back-pack, and somehow got pass the school security, proceeded to pull the fire alarm and as the unsuspecting students rushed out of class rooms he opened fire.Weapon was AR-15 rifleThe Broward Sheriff’s Office said the shooter killed 17 teenagers and adults. with an assault rifle, an AR-15 equipped with multiple clips. Twelve victims were gunned-down inside buildings on the school’s campus, two on the school grounds, and another on nearby of Pine Island Road as he fled. Two victims later died in hospital.Unconfirmed reports said members of the school’s staff, including a teacher and a football coach were among those killed.An obviously saddened Robert Runcie, the Superintendent of the Broward School District appearing on TV on Wednesday afternoon, and addressing the shooting said, “This is a day that you pray every day when you get up that you will never have to see. It is in front of us. I ask the community for prayers and their support for the children and their families.” Runcie also announced that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High will be closed for the remainder of this week. Other county schools will, however, be opened for classes.As we rise this morning let us pray for the victims and families of this horrific tragedy that has fallen on our community. Let us find the courage to transcend fear, greed, hatred & divisions and collaborate to achieve a new level of consciousness to find real solutions … pic.twitter.com/lT8vRSlEgm— Supt Runcie (@RobertwRuncie) February 15, 2018last_img read more

Cranes trounce Kampala Select in Regional tour

first_img Tags: allan okelloBright Anukanidan sserunkumaSebastien DesabretopUganda CranesUganda Cranes Regional Tour The Cranes (Red and Black) are gearing up for their last AFCON qualifier away to Tanzania (Photos by FUFA Media)Uganda Cranes Regional tour Uganda Cranes 4-0 Kampala Select StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Saturday, 16-07-2019LUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes locally based players defeat a Kampala select side 4-0 in a warm-up game played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.In the game played on Saturday afternoon, Vipers’ striker Dan Sserunkuma helped himself to a brace while Allan Okello and debutant Bright Anukani scored the other goals.After a week’s long training at the same venue, the Cranes struggled to get to grips in the game as Kampala Select put up a spirited first half display to ensure the game is dead-locked after 45 minutes.12 minutes into the second half, Sserunkuma, a first half substitute struck the first goal for Sebastein Desabre’s side, off a Brian Majwega assist.Six minutes later, KCCA FC’s Allan Okello scored the second, his first for the senior side.Okello (left) dribbles past a Kampala Select player at LugogoOn 73 minutes, Sserunkuma struck again off another Majwega assist to put the game beyond Kampala Select who looked to be growing into it.Moments later, another substitute-Anukani put the icing on the cake, registering his first goal in as many appearances for the Uganda Cranes.The well attended match was also graced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, first vice president Darius Mugoye, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, Executive Committee members, delegates and general public.Out of the 31 players who have featured in training and the game on Saturday, Desabre will announce the 9 that will join up with the other 14 foreign-based in Egypt.The selected 9 will depart the country for Egypt on Sunday morning, where they will camp before the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania on Sunday.The game will be Uganda’s last in Group L despite already qualifying for the finals proper.Uganda Cranes XI Vs Kampala Region: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Paul Willa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Captain), Musitafa Mujjuzi, Tadeo Lwanga, Julius Poloto, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Bashir Mutanda, Allan Okello, Juma BalinyaSubs:Nicholas Ssebwato (G.K), James Alitho (G.K), Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Patrick Paul Mbowa, David Owori, Bright Anukani, Ivan Eyam, Joel Madondo, Dan Sserunkuma, Michael BirungiComments last_img read more