National food estate development under way despite setbacks, Jokowi says

first_img“There has been progress in the field, despite a number of issues that immediately need to be resolved, such as matters related to land ownership in the food estate area,” the President said, adding that he would discuss land ownership issues with the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry.Read also: Prabowo to oversee development of food estate program, Jokowi saysHe went on to say that the government had formulated a master plan for the program, given that a unified development scheme was crucial to account for irrigated and non-irrigated lands in each food estate site.“[…] there are 148,000 hectares of irrigated land in Central Kalimantan that will be used to plant rice paddies and 622,000 ha of non-irrigated land in the region developed for cassava, corn and cattle,” Jokowi said.Furthermore, infrastructure development was already under way in the regions – including the construction of roads – to accommodate access for vehicles and heavy equipment, he added.Jokowi appointed Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto to lead the development of the national food estate program because food resilience falls within the domain of national defense.He said the program was meant as an anticipatory measure amid concerns over a global food crisis due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as predicted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).Topics : The government has determined that the country’s food estate will be primarily developed in Central Kalimantan and North Sumatra, bringing the program closer to fruition amid concerns over a food crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo revealed on Wednesday that the development of the food estate in Kapuas regency and Pulau Pisau regency, Central Kalimantan and in Humbang Hasundutan regency, North Sumatra was already under way.In addition, the government had started the early stages of food estate development in several other provinces, such as Papua, East Nusa Tenggara and South Sumatra, he said.last_img read more

Soaks, suds and scenes — buyers want it all

first_imgDaschunds Princess Daphne and Fast Eddie enjoy the view from the ensuite bathtub at 566 Reesville Rd, Maleny. Photo: Lachie MillardThe freestanding bath in the master ensuite looks out over a lake and rolling green hills. Owners Annie Greene and Steve Groundwater, a builder, designed the house to have views from three of the six bathrooms. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours ago“We didn’t want bathrooms that were a place for a quick shower and shave,” Ms Greene said. “We wanted a place where you could linger and really relax.” One of the bathrooms at 1 Leopard St, Kangaroo Point, which sold for more than $18 million this year.“The demand is there in the prestige market. Buyers expect something grand,” she said.“And in my own personal opinion, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a bathtub with bubbles and an awesome view.” Ms Goodger said a five-bedroom home on acreage on the market at 566 Reesville Rd, Maleny, had a perfect example of a tub with a view done right. This Kangaroo Point apartment has an open bathroom with river and city views.Ms Greene said her favourite was the master ensuite. “The bathtub has a vintage look, it’s big enough for two people and it has 4.5m high windows around the bath,” she said. “Being on nearly 100 acres, we don’t have the issue of neighbours to worry about. “We have two dachshunds and they like to join in the fun too.” Prestige property agent Christine Rudolph, of Ray White New Farm, said when it came to baths with views, the tub at 10/70 Bowen Tce, Newfarm was the best in Queensland. The new owners of 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe, which sold for $5.236 million this year, can enjoy river views from their bath.Ms Rudolph said the bath with a view trend was inspired by luxury hotels from around the world. “People now want that in their homes too,” she said. “In the prestige end of the market, buyers want position, views and a superior quality of finishes.“But the two most important things for many buyers are kitchens and bathrooms that maximise the view corridor.“Most architects are clever enough to design bathrooms so that you can have that view but not be exposed to the rest of the world.”center_img The stunning view from the bathroom at 10/170 Bowen Tce, New Farm.As one of the marketing agents behind the $6.15 million sale of the luxury penthouse earlier this year, she knows first-hand how stunning the bathroom is. “So much thought was put into making a visually spectacular bathroom that maximises that amazing view (of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River),” she said “The bathtub is stone, the floors are black granite and there is a handmade crystal chandelier made from white quartz crystals that have healing and calming properties.” Annie Green with daschunds Fast Eddie and Princess Daphne enjoy their tub with a view. Photo: Lachie MillardMORE homeowners are opting to soak in the views as they soak in the tub with property experts noting an increase in the number of baths with vistas. Place New Farm agent Judy Goodger said a bathtub with a view was the current big thing. “There is such an emphasis on lavish and beautiful bathrooms now and if a view is there to be had, (buyers) want that too,” she said. Ms Goodger said the trend had been growing steadily over the past few years and wasn’t going anywhere. last_img read more

Margaret Mary reports spike in flu cases

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Margaret Mary Health is immediately implementing an Influenza Prevention Policy and visitor restriction policy.Hospital officials tell us they have seen a significant increase in the number of positive flu cases in the past 24 hours.The facility previously announced it would implement temporary visitor restrictions effective December 15.“We tailor the visitor restrictions to the flu activity in the area and this is what is best for our patient safety now,” said Rachel White, infection prevention coordinator at Margaret Mary Health.last_img

Alta Jean Meier age 77

first_imgAlta J. Meier, age 77, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her residence.Born January 20, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Arlie B. & Alice (Wright) Cox. She was united in marriage to Frank Meier on May 25, 1963 and he survives.She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville; in her leisure time she enjoyed taking care of her family and her grandchildren; bowling; playing bingo; as well as playing cards.Besides Frank, her husband of over 53 years, survivors include one daughter & son-in-law, Jane & Jim Crawford of Brookville, Indiana; three sons & daughters-in-law, Ron & Annette Meier, Jim & Jenny Meier and Greg & Megan Meier all of Brookville, Indiana; 8 grandchildren, Ben Meier, Brady Meier, Spencer Meier, Denver Meier, Amelia Crawford, Jeanna Crawford, Chloe Meier and Campbell Meier; two sisters, Rose Marie Dula of Rome, Georgia and Margaret Feller of Harrison, Ohio; two brothers, John Louis Cox of Florence, Kentucky and Richard Cox of Mesa, Arizona.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Wilhelm; as well as four brothers, Arlie Cox Jr., James R. Cox., William Cox, and Donald Charles Cox.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M..The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda, Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 St. Michael Blvd., Brookville, Indiana. Burial will then follow in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Franklin County Community Foundation St. Michael School Maintenance Fund. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Meier family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

UEFA set to change Barca-Napoli match venue

first_imgUEFA has reportedly demanded the Catalan Department of Health to provide adequate health guarantees for the Barcelona-Napoli Champions League match at Camp Nou. The match between Barcelona and Napoli could be moved away from Camp Nou due to the Covid-19 situation in Catalonia. ‘O Jogo claims both Porto and Guimaraes have made their stadiums available to host the two teams in Portugal, but the reports in Italy highlight that the Blaugrana push to play the game at Camp Nou. Loading… Read Also: Leverkusen reject Kai Havertz transfer request to join Chelsea RAC-1 claims UEFA has asked for guarantees from the Spanish Department of Health, given the difficult situation in Catalonia due to the coronavirus outbreak. The return leg has been scheduled for Catalonia on August 8, but the report suggests the location could still change and a decision will be made by this weekend. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes Advertisementlast_img read more

Benteke continues Villa revival

first_img Tottenham were unable to create many chances of note, with stand-in skipper Harry Kane again quiet in attack as Ron Vlaar put in a strong defensive display. That was in stark contrast to Tottenham’s defence, with Federico Fazio given a torrid afternoon by Benteke, fresh from a midweek hat-trick in the draw against QPR, and Sherwood was fully deserving of his comeback victory. The win moves Villa six points clear of the relegation zone, whilst Mauricio Pochettino’s side drop to seventh as their season threatens to peter out. Villa started the game the brighter of the two sides and Spurs goalkeeper Michel Vorm had to be sprightly off his line to prevent Gabriel Agbonlahor latching onto a raking ball forward from Tom Cleverley. Spurs were laboured in the opening stages with Fazio and Vlad Chiriches, shifted to right-back in the absence of Kyle Walker, both looking nervous in possession. Villa’s Leandro Bacuna had the game’s first real chance in the 19th minute but he could only slice his effort well wide having been picked out by Benteke after the forward had forced his way through several Spurs defenders. Pochettino’s side slowly started to come to life and Fazio headed over from Andros Townsend’s corner before Danny Rose drew a save out of Brad Guzan with a low effort. But the start came back to haunt Spurs when they fell behind courtesy of Benteke’s header as the Belgian climbed above Fazio to head Bacuna’s whipped cross in off the post, with Vorm stationary in the middle of his goal. Sherwood, who was relieved of his duties at White Hart Lane at the end of last season, has since taken the job at Villa with the task of keeping them in the Premier League and this victory will go some way to helping him achieve that goal – although Villa did see Carlos Sanchez sent off late in stoppage time. Coincidentally, Sherwood’s last game in charge of Spurs was a 3-0 win over the Villans and he was on the winning side once more as Benteke headed home the only goal of a forgettable contest 10 minutes before half-time. It could have been even better for the visitors but Agbonlahor saw his effort come back off the post after Benteke had nodded Kieran Richardson’s clearance into the path of his strike partner. Vlaar thrashed a wild shot over as his side again started in the ascendency but it seemed to act as a wake-up call for Tottenham – with Vlaar the man on hand to turn Rose’s goalbound effort behind for a corner. Kane was the next to come close to drawing his side level but he could only bend a shot onto the top of Guzan’s goal after turning inside Jack Grealish. Vlaar and Andreas Weimann came close as Tottenham began to commit more men forward, with both Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela thrown on by Pochettino. But it was their captain Fabian Delph who passed up the best chance to double Villa’s lead as he was played in on goal with five minutes remaining only to hit his shot straight at the rapidly-approaching Vorm. There was still time for Sanchez to be sent off for the visitors as he collected a second booking for a cynical foul on Rose, but they held on to collect just their third win in 17 games and prepare for next Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final with Liverpool in perfect style. Press Association Christian Benteke scored his eighth goal in six games to hand Tim Sherwood a winning return to Tottenham and ease Aston Villa’s relegation fears.last_img read more

Color Run raises thousands to support those with developmental disabilities

first_imgELLSWORTH — Some 250 runners, walkers and volunteers got doused in colored powder for a good cause on Saturday in Downeast Horizons’ second annual Color Fun 5K.A pre-race party was held at the organization’s headquarters on Union Street, and participants were splashed in color at the starting and finish lines.Downeast Horizons Executive Director Anthony Zambrano says the untimed event raised thousands of dollars to support children and adults with developmental disabilities.“People could run it really fast or walk. It was for everybody,” Zambrano says. “It was a truly remarkable opportunity for the general public, who doesn’t usually get to interact with our services.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor more photos, click here.last_img

Dominant Perez hands DCC first-day honours against Police

first_img… Malteenoes in total control against Ace Warriors… Khan spins Everest to first-innings lead against TSCRAYMOND Perez continued his dominant form for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) with another huge century in their latest clash of GCA/Noble House Seafoods Second Division two-day cricket tournament, which started yesterday against Police Sports Club, at the historic Queenstown ground.Also on Saturday, Amir Khan spun his way to six wickets, which propelled Everest Cricket Club (ECC) to a slim first-innings lead against the Transport Sports Club (TSC) at their home ground.Meanwhile, home team Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) are five wickets away from an overall victory, after they dominated the visiting Ace Warriors on day one of their clash, due to a century from Jeremiah Scott.Also in control are University of Guyana cricketers against Third Class.DOMINANT PEREZPerez, who slammed 192 last Saturday against Diplomats Sports Club, repeated the stroke play yesterday against the lawmen’s bowlers. When the dust had settled, he had belted seven sixes and 18 fours for a top score of 159, which pushed the home team to 340-9 declared.Jerimiah Scott scored 126 for Malteenoes.For the fifth wicket, Perez and Nkosi Beaton put together 107 runs, with the latter hitting seven fours and a six in a score of 53.George finished not out on 32 (5×4), while opener Sachin Singh (25) and middle order batsman Alphius Bookie (22) also contributed to the total.Pernell London, who had Perez stumped, led Police’s attack with 3-49 from 10 overs, while opening bowlers Quinten Sampson and Darsan La Rose picked up two wickets each.Police closed at 98-2 in their first innings after 13 overs. Andrew Lyght Jr slammed four fours and three sixes in a score of 38. When play continues today, Kemol Savory would look to build on his 33 runs. His partner at the crease is London on four.At the Transport ground, the home team were restricted to 170 after ECC all-rounder Amir Khan spun his way to 6-24 from 8.4 overs.The leg-spinner walked through the middle order. Support came from David Williams, who picked up 3-28, including the prized wicket of opener Devon Nandan, who had struck four fours and three sixes in a top score of 61.In reply, ECC reached 179-8 from 49 overs by the close of play.Richie Looknauth led the attack with 46 (5×4, 2×6), while Khan added 41 (2×4, 2×6).At the Malteenoes ground, Ace Warriors were routed for 64, although they had a first-wicket stand of 34 between Raul Enmore (33) and Murtland Ward (14).Nichosie Barker led the attack for the home team with 3-3 from three overs, while Delon Dalrymple took 2-11.In reply, Jerimiah Scott slammed 126 (14×4, 5×6) to lead the home side to 246, before they were bowled out in 36.4 overs.  Shaquille Moseley added 78 (8×4, 1×6).Baksh led the attack with four wickets for 55 while R. Aaron took 3-28.Ace Warriors in reply were on 48-5 at the close of play. Barker and Dalrymple were again doing damage with the ball.UG LEADSMeanwhile, University of Guyana (UG)  batted their way to a first-innings lead over Third Class at the MYO ground. UG scored 236 (M. Stephenson 69; T. George 6-40) before they bowled out Third Class for 72.  Dwayne Dotson who got three wickets in one over, finished with 5-20 from 5.5 overs, while Devon Paul took 5-40 from nine for the Turkeyen team.At the close of play, the University cricketers were on 57-0, batting a second time. (Faizool Deo)last_img read more

Syracuse is exploring new ways to get to the quarterback

first_imgTwo North Carolina State offensive linemen met Kendall Coleman at the line of scrimmage. The left tackle chipped Coleman, slowing down his start off the snap. As Syracuse’s co-leader in sacks spun inside, the ball left Ryan Finley’s hands for a 67-yard Wolfpack touchdown.But teams focusing on Coleman and fellow sacks leader Alton Robinson has led to pass rushing opportunities from other players.A third down two series later, Syracuse blitzed two linebackers while North Carolina State held in six blockers. The blockers should’ve negated the rush. But upon the snap Robinson crashed inside and brought both the tackle and guard with him. Robinson’s quick jump opened up space for linebackers Kielan Whitner and Andrew Armstrong on the outside, with one NC State running back to beat.  The back chose to block Armstrong, allowing Whitner to run free through the hole Robinson and his opposing lineman left. Whitner went untouched through the backfield and forced an erroneous pass from Finley.“Those guys do such a great job on the outside, it kind of frees us up,” Whitner said. “It either leaves us with one on ones or leaves us with a back and that’s a better matchup for us than a guard or a tackle.”Throughout the matchup on Oct. 27, in which Syracuse recorded one sack for the second consecutive game, the Orange faced six, seven or eight-man blocking schemes. As the season has carried on, No. 13 Syracuse (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) has seen “different protections and quicker passes,” Coleman said. Both he and defensive end Robinson entered the bye in Week 7 with six sacks, ranking each top-10 nationally. In SU’s last three games, the duo has tallied one sack each.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I mean the sacks are out there. We just got to find a way to go get them,” Coleman said Oct. 30 prior to the Wake Forest game. “If they’re putting the ball in the air, that means that there’s a chance. So statistically that still falls back on us, but we’re getting different looks and that’s something that we got to adjust to and play through.”Laura Angle| Digital Design EditorAt times this year, both Coleman and Robinson have utilized speed rushes on the outside. Coleman called he and Robinson’s pursuit of a sack a “race to the quarterback.” But when teams add linemen, Syracuse adjusts its schemes.Against Wake Forest, as the opposing offensive line again struggled to contain Robinson and Coleman, the Syracuse defense broke through for more than just quarterback pressures. In the first quarter, Coleman rushed off the outside edge. As Coleman closed in on Sam Hartman, the freshman quarterback stepped up in the pocket. He had little room to maneuver. Kenneth Ruff powered his way through his guard and downed Hartman for a sack.The situation repeated itself on several occasions, leading to four sacks from a backup defensive linemen, a linebacker and a safety. When Hartman tried to escape the rush in the first quarter, middle linebacker Ryan Guthrie grabbed Hartman by the ankles. As Hartman held onto the ball too long later in the quarter, safety Evan Foster took the quarterback down.In the second quarter, Coleman fired off before the left tackle in front of him and ripped inside. Hartman scrambled. Moving outside and away from the protection of his linemen, Hartman stood exposed. Guthrie pounced and sank Hartman into the ground for an 11-yard loss.Guthrie finished the game with two sacks and Syracuse’s season total increased to 27. Tied for 16th best in the nation, SU has 11 more sacks than it did in 2017. As the season has carried on, it hasn’t been because of the unit’s premier pass rushers. And they don’t care.“I feel like we’ve created the image that we are such a threat that it’s caused the other team to change the offense a little bit, and I’m fine with that,” Coleman said. Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:12 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Feeding South Florida Hosts Lauderhill Drive-Thru Food Distribution

first_imgPhoto credit: Feeding South Florida, in conjunction with Commissioner Denise D. Grant & the City of Lauderhill, invite those in need to the Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Lauderhill Sports Park (7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319), Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 9:30 AM.The food will be distributed first come first serve while supplies last. Volunteers and community members will be adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines and therefore everyone should remain in their vehicle. Additional directions will be provided at the site.If you’re unable to get food on April 30, please visit for other locations and distribution information.For more information about Lauderhill’s Drive-Thru Distribution, please call 954-730-3080.The City of Lauderhill would like to thank the Commission, including:Mayor Ken ThurstonVice Mayor Howard BergerCommissioner M. Margaret BatesCommissioner Richard CampbellCommissioner Denise D. GrantThe City of Lauderhill would also like to thank the following community partners:Delta Sigma ThetaLauderhill Chamber of CommerceAlpha Phi AlphaLadjeley Marketing & Public RelationsWright EncouragementReggae Pon The GrilleUrban League of Broward CountyFrom The Inside-Out School of EtiquetteSunshine State Healthcare Solutionslast_img read more