Air Force confirms death of pilot after plane skids off runway

first_imgThe Air Force has confirmed that 38-year-old pilot Lt. Col. Luluk, who was promoted from the rank of major posthumously, has died from injuries sustained during a training accident at the  Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, on Monday.“Lt. Col. Luluk passed away after being treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital [in Central Jakarta],” the Air Force information center said in a statement released on Wednesday.According to his eulogy, Luluk was born in Madiun on April 23, 1982, and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2003. He is survived by his wife and two children.  Topics : The Air Force further confirmed that First. Lt. Muhammad Zaky, a student who had trained with Luluk, had survived the accident.The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on Monday during a routine training exercise, when the T-50i Golden Eagle fighter jet skid off the runway during takeoff. Zaky was seated in the front of the cockpit while Luluk was in the back. Both managed to get out of the aircraft after the crash and were rushed to a hospital.last_img read more

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Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus

first_imgAlthough the student’s university, also located in Beppu, southwestern Japan, had reported from Aug. 8 that a dozen or so exchange students had tested positive for the virus, he was not one of them. He attempted to object, but the men told him, “We’re social distancing. Get lost,” so in the end he could do nothing.Such prejudice against foreigners is seen to be the result of an excessive fear of infection and ignorance among those who lack opportunities to communicate with the international communities with which they reside.The some 2,700 exchange students at APU, who make up almost half of its enrollments, usually forge deep connections with the local community through part-time jobs and extracurricular activities.But since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the city has received reports that some hair salons and dining establishments have put up signs denying entry to students from the university. In response, it immediately set about distributing around 1,500 notices to business operators reminding them that “the fight is against the virus, not people.”Some businesses in Yokohama’s Chinatown near Tokyo also reported receiving hate mail in March blaming Chinese people for the coronavirus outbreak, with messages such as “Get the hell out of Japan.”Read also: Emergency stay permits to no longer be issued for foreigners as Indonesia enters ‘new normal’According to a May survey of around 400 foreigners living in Fukuoka Prefecture by monthly multilingual magazine Fukuoka Now, around 20 percent of respondents said they have experienced some sort of discrimination in relation to the coronavirus.Toshihiro Menju, managing director and chief program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange, believes that ensuring local residents and foreigners have opportunities to interact is the solution to eradicating discrimination and prejudice.”The relationships built in the community on a daily basis thrive during extraordinary times,” he said.With foreigners, many of them Japanese-Brazilians, accounting for around 10 percent of the population of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, the city has been working to strengthen information sharing with its international community.City officials, together with a pastor with interpreting experience, are visiting around 10 churches with foreign congregations to urge them to take thorough measures against the coronavirus’ spread.”Local governments should treat foreign residents in the same way as Japanese residents, and make their guidelines and other policies clear,” said Menju.Topics : Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been increasing reports that foreigners living in areas with prominent international communities in Japan are being subject to discrimination and hateful remarks.”Shitty foreigner, corona.” A 22-year-old Indian student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University was targeted by such a verbal attack while walking around JR Beppu Station, Oita Prefecture in mid-August.The comment came from three Japanese men apparently in their 30s.last_img read more

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Gold Coast home has premium fishing spot

first_img18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.The luxurious five-bedroom home has an open living area downstairs that flows onto a covered entertainment deck overlooking the pool and water.It also has a separate study as well as a second living area upstairs.The beach, restaurants and light rail are a short walk away while Pacific Fair is also close by. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.EVER dreamt of fishing off your own jetty?It’s a reality for Dan Hodges who barely has to leave his backyard to throw a line out.He said it was one of the best parts of his family’s Mermaid Waters home, where they often spotted dolphins swimming past.Mr Hodges bought the property eight years ago where he lived with his wife, Tracey, and daughter before knocking down the original house and building two new ones.center_img More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.“We just loved the location,” he said. “We lived in the old house to get a good feel of what worked.”They built the two new homes to make the most of the water and skyline views as well as the coastline breezes and sunlight.They have already sold 18A and have reluctantly decided to sell 18B, where they have been living for the past 18 months.“We’ll certainly miss the house, and more importantly we’ll miss the location and the neighbours because you can’t replace that,” Mr Hodges said. 18B Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.last_img read more

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PM wants greater involvement from private sector in WCMF

first_imgLocalNews PM wants greater involvement from private sector in WCMF by: – October 31, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. (file photo)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling for a greater involvement from the private sector in the staging of the annual World Creole Music Festival.He said that it is time that the private sector injects some cash into the event.“There has to be a greater involvement in the private sector in a more tangible way. What the WCMF needs is a greater injection of cash through sponsorship. The sponsorship in kind helps but you need money to be able to sustain the involvement of the bands. It is a very costly exercise so I believe greater involvement of the private sector is crucial and will give it an additional boost. I believe what we have to do is look at the existing sponsors, including government and to examine every private sector firms contribution and ask yourself whether you are getting value for money from these sponsors. We also need to tap into new sponsors,” he said.Jeff Joseph & the Grammacks New Generation performing on night 1 of the WCMFMr Skerrit also commended the efforts of the Dominica Festivals Commission for highlighting the local artists at the festival.“The Dominica Festival Commission has made an effort to try to promote the local bands, whether its cultural groups, local artistes…I think it’s a matter for them to take advantage of that exposure and take their performance to the next level,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 112 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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‘Pusoy’ lands 8 persons in jail

first_imgILOILO City – Eight persons were caughtengaging in illegal gambling in Barangay Tanza Timawa, City Proper. Detained in the lockup cell of PoliceStation 1, the suspects face charges for violation of Presidential Decree 1602,which prescribes stiffer penalties on illegal gambling./PN Police chanced upon the suspects playingthe illegal card game pusoy around3:50 p.m. on March 29. Recovered from their possession were adeck of playing cards and bet money which amounted to P4,170. They were Rodolfo Cuambot, 30; RonilCuambot, 30; Joey Carbaquil, 35; Joebert Carbaquil; Oliver Cuambot, 28; RonelFaigones, 18; and RJ Labrador, 32, a police report showed. last_img

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Sam Bell

first_imgThis name should ring a bell with IU graduates!  Sam Bell, long-time Indiana University Track and Cross Country Coach, passed away on June 27 of this year.  Sam was the head coach at IU from 1970 until 1998.  During that time Sam won 22 Big Ten titles for the Hoosiers.Sam not only worked at IU with their track program, but also spent many years working with our National Olympic Track and Field Team.  The best thing you could say about Sam is “He probably forgot more about coaching than many people will ever know.”  Sam was a personal friend of mine and used 2 of my Batesville athletes on his team.  Judy Bogenschutz had a fine career under Bell and Pete Schmidt also ran for Sam.  Judy and Pete were both at IU in the late 70’s-early 80’s.  Judy later coached under Sam while he was still the head coach at IU.Bell’s most recognized athlete was probably Bob Kennedy, an Olympian runner.  Sam was very demanding, but if you did what he said, your results made the hard work very profitable.  Most of the athletes who stayed with Sam  loved their association with him.  Track and field lost a great mind!last_img read more

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Decatur County REMC holding annual meeting

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Decatur County REMC is holding their annual business meeting tonight at 7:00 PM in the Greensburg High School auditorium.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/RachelSullivan1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Decatur County REMC’s Rachel Sullivan.There will be entertainment prior to the business meeting.Outgoing CEO Don Schilling will be recognized, and it will be the first meeting for incoming CEO Bret Abplanalp, but the best reason of all to attend might be financial.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Rachel-Sullivan2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

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Athletes get Relief payment

first_imgRelieve has come the way of Nigerian athletes as they have received payment from the Athletes Relief Fund set up to mitigate the effect of not competing due to the effect of Covid-19. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare directed the payment of funds to the Nigerian athletes to provide some relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The payments which commenced Wednesday, is being drawn from the Athletes Relief Fund established about 2 weeks ago by the Minister. A few sports philanthropists like Remo Stars Chairman Honourable Kunle Soname and and others had lend support to the ARF with donations of 11 Million for the take-off of the athletes relief fund.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo The sum of fifty thousand Naira is being paid into the accounts of the athletes from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) account of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Over 200 athletes are expected to benefit from the fund. It would be recalled that the Minister had floated a relief fund for the athletes whose source of earnings has ceased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic following the suspension of all major sporting events in the world. read also:Italian sports minister plays down chance of Serie A resumingAs if taking a cue from Nigeria, World Athletics Governing Board had on Wednesday floated a similar athletes relief fund with $500 MIllion to provide succour to athletes around the world.More donations are expected to be made into the Nigerian Athletes relief fund. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Serie A: Brescia contemplate terminating Balotelli contract

first_img Loading… Mario Balotelli returns to training today, but Brescia reportedly contemplate terminating his contract in Lombardy.Advertisement Yesterday, coach Diego Lopez and the rest of the squad trained on the regular pitches, but Balotelli was nowhere to be seen.Rumours about a total breakdown between the former Italy international and President Massimo Cellino’s club emerged in Italian media.He had been training separately for a while and news agency ANSA reports the forward blamed ‘stomach ache’ for his sudden absence.Read Also: Ronaldo shows off new hairdo, seeks fans approvalBalotelli is back in training today, but the outlet insists his relationship with Brescia has deteriorated and claims to have heard discussions about an annulment of the current contract with the former Inter and Milan player.The soon to be 30-year-old seems set to leave his hometown club after just one season, but his current contract at the Mario Rigamonti doesn’t expire until June 2022.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

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Wolves complete club record deal for Portuguese striker

first_imgRead Also: Lionel Messi reveals date for Barcelona training return“Our head coach’s requirement for quality is very high, but he thinks Fabio is an important signing who will help the team immediately this season.“The timing of this deal is similar to the timing of when we bought Ruben Neves; we’ve waited for the right time to get a high-quality player at the right price.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Wolves signed Portuguese forward Fabio Silva from Porto for a club record fee of 40 million euros ($47 million, £36 million), both clubs confirmed on Saturday. Silva, 18, has scored just three goals in 24 appearances for Porto’s first team. “Wolves are delighted to have secured the signing of highly-rated Portuguese youth international striker Fabio Silva from Porto, for a club record fee,” the Premier League side said in a statement. “The 18-year-old, who is Porto’s youngest ever player and goalscorer having broken now-Wolves teammate Ruben Neves’ club records last season, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal.” Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole World Loading… Silva becomes the 10th Portuguese player in Wolves’ squad due to close links between Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes and the club’s Chinese owners Fosun.Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo is also a Mendes client.However, Wolves chairman Jeff Shi dismissed concerns over the huge fee for a player with so little first-team experience.“He’s a player that you only need several minutes to see his natural football talent,” Shi told the club’s website.“In recent years, Fabio has been developing very fast and now has proven himself in Porto’s first team, which is a top squad.last_img read more

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