Labuan Bajo ramps up screening of tourists after Indonesia confirms COVID-19 cases

first_imgA tourism player in West Manggarai, Martha Muslin, expressed his worry to the Post on Monday that the COVID-19 outbreak would reduce the number of arrivals in tourist destinations such as Bali, resulting in employee cuts.”I hope the coronavirus outbreak can be contained soon,” he said.Data from the Komodo Airport as of October 2019 showed that foreign tourist arrivals to Labuan Bajo saw a 16.17 percent year-on-year increase, part of which was attributed to the increase in Chinese visitors, reported in early February.Indonesia’s temporary suspension of all flights to and from China, however, is expected to affect the town’s tourism. (ars) Topics : Jelamu said the administration deployed to the town Sunday a medical team and a quarantine team to screen 930 passengers and 465 crew members of the MV Viking Sun cruise ship, which sailed from Darwin, Australia, and arrived in Labuan Bajo on Monday.”Based on the report of the cruise ship’s captain as stated in its Maritime Declaration of Health, all people aboard the ship have been declared healthy,” Jelamu said, adding that the authorities would nevertheless examine all passengers and crew and have them undergo a thermal screening before allowing them entry into Komodo National Park.Read also: Labuan Bajo hopes to maintain positive arrivals trend despite travel bansAs an international destination, Jelamu added, the Komodo Airport had installed early on a thermal scanner to check the health of foreign tourists.center_img The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) administration has said it will ramp up screening at its ports after Indonesia announced its first two confirmed coronavirus cases.The province is home to the town of Labuan Bajo in West Manggarai regency – the gateway to the famous Komodo National Park, which saw 184,206 visitors last year.”In regard to the two Indonesian citizens who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Depok [West Java], East Nusa Tenggara Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat has called on all authorities to anticipate [the spread of COVID-19] and screen tourists entering from all ports in the province,” the administration’s spokesperson, Marianus Jelamu, told The Jakarta Post on Monday.last_img read more

Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery set Bundesliga records ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash

first_imgRobert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery set Bundesliga records ahead of Liverpool Champions League clash Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link124Shares Muller’s goal was created by veteran Ribery and the former France intentional, who is set to end his 12-year career with Bayern in the summer, teed up further goals for Joshua Kimmich and Lewandowski.Ribery, brought into the action in the 55th minute, became the first ever substitute to provide three assists in a Bundesliga match, while Lewandowski is now the highest scoring foreign player in German top flight history with 198 goals.Bayern drew the first leg of their last 16 tie at Anfield 0-0 a fortnight ago and their manager was in justifiably confident mood ahead of the return match following the destruction of Wolfsburg.He said: ‘I’m very happy with the performance today. We never got in trouble. We could and should have scored more goals.‘Today was a confirmation of the Gladbach game last week. But nothing is won yet, we still have many games to go.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  Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery both set records in Bayern’s win over Wolfsburg (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich warmed up for next week’s Champions League showdown against Liverpool by thrashing Wolfsburg 6-0, returning to the head of the Bundesliga in the process.Niko Kovac’s side have trailed pacesetters Borussia Dortmund for much of the campaign but are ominously getting into their stride at the business end of the season.Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry set them on their way on Saturday, opening the scoring in the 34th minute, before turning provider to set-up Lewandowski with a tap-in shortly afterwards.James Rodriguez made the game safe seven minutes after the re-start, while Thomas Muller ended a difficult week, which saw his international career brought to a sudden and unexpected end by Joachim Low, with a first goal at the Allianz Arena since November.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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”From legendary to immortal!” 🙌Robert Lewandowski becomes the highest-scoring non-German in Bundesliga history and now has 1️⃣9️⃣7️⃣And what a beautiful goal it was! 😍— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 9, 2019 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Venezuelan folklore group undertakes educational and cultural activities in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Venezuelan folklore group undertakes educational and cultural activities in Dominica by: – October 11, 2011 164 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share El Comejen de la Bandola For the last four days, from Friday October 7th to the 10th, Venezuelan folklore group “El Comejen de la Bandola” (The Termite of the Bandola), has been in Roseau, undertaking various cultural – educational activities as part of the cooperation exchange between Venezuela and Dominica, thanks to the support received from the Ministry of People Power for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Peoples Power for Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Fort Young Hotel and DBS Radio.This group made by Segundo Garcia, known as “El Comejen de la Bandola” (The Termite of the Bandola), vocalist and Venezuelantraditional dance expert Yusnellys Rengifo, Jose Funes in the Cuatro, Professor Gailabi Jimenez in the base guitar and Alejandro Galindo in the maracas.The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Dominica in a joint effort with the Fort Young Hotel organized a special event on Friday night during the Happy Hour, where the guests also had the opportunity to enjoy Venezuelan dishes by Venezuelan Chef Alonso Nuñez.Participants in the workshopAll day Saturday they hosted Cuatro and dance workshops at the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation which continued on Monday. On Sunday evening, with the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool, they gave a concert where a great number of people were able to appreciate the variety and diversity of the music of Venezuela’s plains, during this concert they shared the stage with the Cuatro Group from the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation, made of young Dominicans, led by Mr. Tyson Johnson.El Comejen de la Bandola performing with Phase Five at the Fort Young HotelOn Monday the Fort Young Hotel once again presented this Venezuelan group which played several songs with Phase Five Steel Band.The Venezuelan group has expressed its enthusiasm and admiration for the high level of Dominican musicians, acknowledged fromexchange during presentations and the workshops held.Press ReleaseEmbassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Commonwealth of Dominicacenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Stop throwing ‘stones’, Man Utd hero raps Scholes for Ighalo dig

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All Time40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As Adults8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Manchester United hero, Patrice Evra, has warned  former teammate, Paul Scholes to wind his neck in and stop throwing ‘stones’ on the recent transfer of Nigerian player, Odion Ighalo. Scholes is currently holidaying in Dubai, where he met up with his old Red Devils teammate Dwight Yorke. Posting a picture with Yorke on to his Instagram account, Scholes said: “Now this is a centre forward, good to see you @officialdwightyorke.”Advertisement Loading… For many, Scholes was having a dig at new United signing Odion Ighalo. Evra was quick to spot the remark, and replied: “Why you have to mention is a centre forward? Stop throwing too many bombs Scholesy.” Read Also:Evra reveals formal apology from Liverpool after Suarez racism fallout The Frenchman included laughing and love heart emojis in his post, to show he was only joking with his ex-teammate, but his message was clear all the same. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic goes green at Farley

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – Farley Speedway is set to host the 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic this week.The milestone event will be a tribute to Yankee founder Al Frieden. The late-season event was started in 1978 under the direction of race promoter and visionary extraordinaire Frieden. The event has continued to grow and is held annually at Farley Speedway, which was owned and oper­ated by Frieden from 1989 to 2000.The three-day racing event gets underway on Aug. 31 with Open Wheel Thursday, featuring qualifying racing for the IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and a full race program for the INEX Legend Cars.Friday night, Sept. 1 will be billed as Full Fendered Friday with qualifying for the Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models and the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. The Tri-States Limited Late Mod­els will run a full race program.Following the racing action that evening, a big party will be held in the infield with live music by the popular Tri-States rock band, Hot Mess. A bonfire will also be going on as well.Saturday, Sept. 2 will be championship night with four classes running, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Modifieds and the Deery Series Late Models. The 100-lap, $10,000 to win Yankee Dirt Track Classic main event for the Late Models is scheduled to take to the 3/8-mile oval at 9 p.m.In addition, a charity auction of various race-related items will raise funds for the Farley Speed­way Kids Club and the Legacies Alive Foundation, which supports the families of fallen US ser­vice men and women. The auction will get underway at noon and be conducted by racing auc­tioneer Greg Kastli.Following the auction, a past champions round table session of Yankee winners will be held. Race fans will not want to miss this opportunity to hear race stories told by the drivers who have earned the right to be called Yankee Dirt Track Classic champions.Camping is available on the grounds and the Palace Ballroom will be open for sit down meals both Friday and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.For more information, please log onto the official Farley Speedway website at read more

Early Tropical Storm May Form Near The Bahamas Next Week

first_imgJust over 2 weeks before the official start of the 2019 hurricane season an area of low pressure is expected to form east of the Bahamas and may develop into the first tropical storm of the year.Should it achieve tropical storm status (minimum sustained winds of 39 MPH) it would be given the name Andrea.The system is being given a 30% chance of development over the next five days by the National Hurricane Center in Miami and is expected to head north or northwest and not pose a threat to South Florida.Stay with Storm Central on air and online at for the latestlast_img

PBSO seeking missing/endangered man

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing and possibly endangered man who was last seen in Magonia Park on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Police say 57-year-old Rubin Morris III is described to have gray hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing a blue and white horizontal striped polo shirt and white dress pants.Rubin suffers from a medical condition which is why PBSO consider him to be possibly endangered.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact PBSO at 561-688-3400.last_img

Indian Premier League Chennai Super Kings’ future bleak without the presence of MS Dhoni

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Chennai Super Kings are the three-time champions.Chennai Super Kings lost for the first time in IPL 2019 at their home venue of Chepauk.A win for Chennai Super Kings will seal their spot in the playoffs. Consider the two losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad and Chepauk respectively. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings started brilliantly but struggled for momentum in the death overs. After scoring 80 runs in 10 overs, Chennai Super Kings managed just 52 runs in the next 10 overs. The batting struggled to get the ideal finishing touches which were possible in Dhoni’s presence.Against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings were reduced to 66/6 in their chase of 156. It needed someone with the guile and understanding of the match situation to guide Chennai Super Kings home from this position. However, without Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings folded up for 109 and Mumbai Indians had breached the Chepauk fortress. This was Chennai Super Kings’ first loss at the venue since 2015 and this would have hurt even more as it was in front of their home fans. With this loss, Chennai Super Kings have won only one out of the five games where Dhoni was absentIt is now a fact. Without Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings are a pale shadow of their champion avatar and once he departs, it will be a struggle for the side to scale those heights. highlights New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings are currently on top of the table with 16 points from 12 games. With eight wins and four losses, the three-time IPL champions will be happy with the fact that they are one step closer to making the playoffs for the 10th time in their 10 appearances in the Indian Premier League. However, the numbers tell only one side of the story. Out of the four losses, two have come in the absence of MS Dhoni, their talismanic captain and the individual primarily responsible for Chennai Super Kings’ envious run in the Indian Premier League. Dhoni’s brilliant tactics, smart cricket and man-management have been the key in Chennai Super Kings making the playoffs despite fielding a far older side than the rest.In his absence, the team has struggled primarily in the batting. As a stand-in captain, tactically, Suresh Raina has done a decent job but he has been let down in the batting which struggles for direction without Dhoni. The nature of the losses when Dhoni has not been around paints a bleak picture for Chennai Super Kings.last_img read more

Rowley eager for CARICOM to act on legal advice to challenge CWI

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says CARICOM could proceed with a legal challenge to Cricket West Indies’ right to manage the sport in the Caribbean, in an unprecedented test of the body’s longstanding authority.Speaking on local radio here, Rowley said CARICOM had already sought legal advice and had been assured there was a case to be argued on the basis of CWI, as a private entity, continuing to manage cricket, which constituted a public good.In fact, Rowley indicated that he would soon be speaking to St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves – the chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket – to also get him to engage the matter.“The CARICOM Secretariat was told by the CARICOM leaders, ‘go and get legal advice on this very fundamental point: where did West Indies Cricket Board or whoever it is get this asset called West Indies Cricket Inc and who really owns West Indies cricket,” Rowley said.“And until we are prepared to address that issue, what is going on now will continue and get worse and worse until what I predicted (West Indies’ relegation into a Division Two) is likely to happen.”“I think the CARICOM has that position. The Secretariat has indicated to me that the advice indicates that CARICOM proceed along that line and I expect that when Prime Minister Gonsalves gets over his current personal difficulty (bereavement) at home and we focus on this issue, we will be able to look at some focused response to the existing hijacking of West Indies cricket.”CARICOM has sought to intervene in the sport ever since the controversial abandoned tour of India in 2014 which resulted in CWI being slapped with a US$42 million claim in damages by the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI).The body subsequently commissioned a study by a Governance Review panel of eminent persons, headed by UWI Cave Hill Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau, which found the CWI structure to be “antiquated”, “obsolete” and “anachronistic” and recommended the “immediate dissolution of the West Indies Cricket Board and the appointment of an Interim Board.”CWI, then named the West Indies Cricket Board, subsequently resisted the move, with Rowley noting that the main tenet of their argument as the fact they were a private body.“Mr (Dave) Cameron (CWI president) and his people told us to our face they are not accepting that (recommendation) because West Indies cricket is really West Indies Cricket Inc, meaning a corporate body incorporated and they are beholden to their shareholders and not to any CARICOM leadership,” Rowley charged.The impasse between CWI and CARICOM has dragged on since, resulting in the resignation last year of Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell as chairman of the subcommittee on cricket and Gonsalves assuming the post.In the interim, controversy has continued to plague West Indies cricket. Last September, highly successful head coach Phil Simmons was unceremoniously axed on the eve of the away series against Pakistan and leading Test batsman Darren Bravo has since been barred from any competitive cricket under the CWI’s auspices, for a tweet critical of Cameron.On the field, results have also continued in a downward spiral with the Windies winning just two of their last 10 Tests, four of their last 21 ODIs and six of their last 13 Twenty20 Internationals.Rowley, who along with Mitchell, raised the crisis of West Indies cricket at last weekend’s CARICOM Summit in Grenada, said it was critical that his colleagues pressed the matter of CWI’s right to manage for the sake of the region.“In the Caribbean, I think we have an opening that we should focus on. The focus should be on trying to answer the question: who owns West Indies cricket and from whence does this authority come, that some quasi-democratic arrangement across the region could result in this intractable problem which is destroying the game,” Rowley contended.“My preference is that we head towards a situation of answering that question and the longer we take to do that, the more of what you saw happening in Grenada (at the CARCICOM Summit) where one Prime Minister offends another Prime Minister, that is likely to become the future.”He added: “There ought to be some serious challenges to the status quo and let the people explain themselves and defend themselves, preferably in a court of law because there must be some legal rights here for the West Indies population who are feeling the pinch of the collapse of this game.“And that pinch is just not emotive as (Prime Minister) Gaston Browne says from Antigua. The pinch is also hugely economic.”He continued: “We got a legal view. The Secretariat indicated that one of our Trinidad lawyers gave a legal opinion that there is an arguable case that West Indies Cricket is a public good and therefore there is a role for the region’s leadership to get involved because the game is destroyed and that could be argued in any court of law.last_img read more

Day grabs 18 rebounds, scores 15 points in Orange home win

first_imgBriana Day didn’t have to score to make a difference. She didn’t even have to touch the ball. All she had to do was rotate on defense, lift her hands upward and restrict the shooting angle for Pittsburgh’s forwards.But Day did more than just stifle the Panthers on the defensive end. She was Syracuse’s most efficient player and helped pull the Orange to victory with 15 points, 18 rebounds, five blocks and three steals.“If you put that stat line out there and she had zero points, you’d be happy with that three (steals) and five (blocks),” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She did a tremendous job, you have to give her a lot of credit.”In No. 25 Syracuse’s (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) 68-54 win over the Panthers (18-9, 8-6)  on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome, Day did a bit of everything. The win put Syracuse at 20 wins overall and 10 in the ACC, two marks that Hillsman highlighted as necessary to feel comfortable about postseason hopes.With two minutes left in the first half, SU assistant coach Sasha Palmer waved Day over to her while guard Alexis Peterson shot free throws. Palmer lifted her right arm out to her side and up in the air demonstrating how to defend Pitt’s forwards.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe players Day was defending were bigger than her and she said she struggles defensively when bigger players back her down in the post. Day said Palmer told her to get in front of Pittsburgh’s players to minimize their advantage.“I’m just as big as they are in my heart,” Day said. “You have to think like that, honestly. It’s a mental thing, like if you say ‘Oh, I know they’re bigger than me,’ you’re going to play like you’re smaller.”Day’s defensive contributions were only part of her dominance. In the second half, she was contributing all over the court.When Isabella Slim airballed a 3-pointer with 16 minutes left, the ball bounced on the court and flew out of bounds. But it was Day who sprinted to the corner, jumped in the air and saved it by passing to Peterson. By the time her momentum stopped, she was well past Syracuse’s bench and farther away from the court than some fans.She then perfectly executed a pick-and-roll with Peterson to give SU a 54-50 lead. Two possessions later, she stole the ball from Aysia Bugg. Ten seconds after that, Day snagged an offensive rebound.“She keeps the ball alive, gives them second chances with rebounding,” Pitt head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. “She changes players’ shots defensively with her length. “They don’t really come with a double team when she’s on the floor. She’s a difference-maker for them at both ends.”Day played nearly the entire game for SU because she committed only three fouls — tied for a conference-play low. And as a result, Day used her athleticism and time on the court to produce.McConnell-Serio said Day has come a long way since last year and is continuing to piece together a stellar season. But Day has stayed humble throughout the entire season and just like her play, it continued after another big game on Sunday.“I don’t think I’m playing my best, but I think I’m playing pretty well,” Day said. “Just playing hard and doing what I can to help my team.” Comments Published on February 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more