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Fields of dreams

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PREMIUMBuilt from scratch, new capital may be ‘smart’ but ‘lonely’ city, some fear

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first_imgNational Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa said on Tuesday that Indonesia’s new capital, to be built on an area of 256,000 hectares in the East Kalimantan regencies of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, would pioneer smart city development in the country.“The new capital city will set a new standard for basic infrastructure and services,” he said during a hearing at the House of Representatives.The basic infrastructure to be established in the new capital city includes digitized and integrated public transportation, water management, drinkable tap water, waste management, integrated drainage and a digital hub with an integrated information system.“Our hope is to make all cities in Indonesia great, not just the capital city. If we can drink tap water in the capital city, for example, why not create the same technology in the other c… Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Google Indonesia-new-capital East-Kalimantan North-Penajam-Paser Kutai-Kartanegara smart-city LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ?last_img read more

Treñas halts LSI travel from and to Cebu

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first_imgUnder Treñas’ directive, the return to Region 6 of overseas workers stranded in Cebu would still continue. Only the return of LSIs from Cebu was suspended, it stated. ILOILO City – The city government here has temporary suspended the travel of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from and going to Cebu as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases there continue to increase. The suspension aims to protect the people of Western Visayas from the coronavirus, she explained. With this requirement, she said, “We are assured nga medyo slim ang chance nga mag-positive sila (in a repeat test when they arrive in Iloilo).” Region 6 is currently under an extended modified general community quarantine. Mayor Jerry Treñas announced this move through Executive Order No. 086-F, following the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) order to withhold the issuance of Travel Authority for LSIs. On Tuesday night, DILG-Iloilo director Teodora Sumagaysay announced that the suspension of LSI travel to and from Cebu took effect on June 20, citing the advisory of Assistant Regional Director Maria Calpiza Sardua.“Overseas workers are required to undergo reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test (and the result must be COVID-negative),” Sumagaysay explained.center_img Sumagaysay appealed for patience, understanding and cooperation from the LSIs and their families./PN According to Sumagaysay, no date has been set yet if when the suspension of LSIs’ return would be lifted. LSIs, on the other hand, are not required to undergo RT-PCR test for their return to Western Visayas. But she indicated this may depend on the COVID-19 rate in Cebu. Cebu was reverted back last week to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until June 30 due to a surge in cases of COVID-19 there.last_img read more

IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour, Dirt Knights join forces in 2018

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first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The merging of IMCA’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Dirt Knights guarantees twice as much excitement on and off the track for race fans in 2018.Eight races are confirmed with a couple more yet to be scheduled said IMCA President Brett Root. Opening night will be Monday, May 28 at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County Speedway in Vinton.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee will be $75.“The tour has opened at Vinton six times since it was started in 2010 and our intentions are to continue a similar schedule as in previous seasons date and location-wise,” Root said. “We will finalize details and announce the schedule this month.”“Arnold Motor Supply became title sponsor of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour last season,” he noted, “and we look forward to their continued involvement again this season.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

NFL draft to go ahead as planned but players, fans will not be a part of it due to COVID

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first_imgLas Vegas: The 2020 American football NFL draft will go ahead as planned next month but players, fans and media will not be part of it due to the coronavirus pandemic.The draft will be held from April 23-25 in a television studio, with players interviewed via video conference, a BBC Sport report said. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it “can serve a very positive purpose for our clubs, our fans and the country”. He added: “There is no assurance that we can select a different date and be confident that conditions will be significantly more favourable than they are today.”The NFL draft is one of the most sought after events in the US’ sporting calendar. A total of 32 teams recruit talent from the American collegiate system in front of packed media. IANSAlso Read: Satisfying to beat a quality side like India: Kane WilliamsonAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img read more

The Latest: Syracuse’s Boeheim and Babers taking pay cuts

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first_img___Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.” April 20, 2020 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field.De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that.“For all of us sports fans, we’re asking this question, can our leagues come back in 2020, at all? I think this is an area where we don’t know yet,” he said during a news conference. “I’m taking what I think is a cautious, steady approach to how we reopen New York City. And we have to always plan on the worst-case scenarios. We have to protect ourselves. But there’s also better-case scenarios that could come along and could get proven that might open up possibilities for later on, late in the summer, going into the fall. There may be opportunities.”___The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has increased its donations to COVID-19-related causes to more than $5 million. Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend.The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes.___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call. The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off.ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament.Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Syracuse’s Boeheim and Babers taking pay cuts Associated Press Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the austerity moves in a letter Monday morning to students and faculty. He said the university has been hit with more than $35 million in unplanned expenses and unrealized revenue.All new capital projects also have been placed on hold, except for the renovation of the Carrier Dome. The $118 million project includes a new permanent roof for the home of the school’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.___Regional government officials in Germany have discussed sports and the coronavirus pandemic on a conference call and say soccer could resume in mid-May. Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.”He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.” ___The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year. New York and New Jersey residents Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf announced Monday that the bulk of the money has been earmarked to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Israel.Among the organizations receiving help are United Way Worldwide, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, Jewish Federations of North America, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus and Vikings.1rmg.com.“We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said.The family made an initial donation of $500,000 last month.United Way Worldwide is one of six national charitable organizations recommended by the NFL as part of its Draft-A-Thon fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft. ___The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice.The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first. A summary published by the city of Bremen says “continuing play in the soccer Bundesliga … is considered justifiable from the middle or end of May as per the current state of discussions.”Bremen senator Anja Stahmann chaired the call. She says resumption would require “the strictest hygienic and medical conditions.”The last top-level soccer game in Germany was played on March 11 but clubs have been pushing to resume the season in empty stadiums.Clubs are facing financial shortfalls without revenue from broadcast deals and sponsors.___ Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

PNG, Ireland book tickets to T20 World Cup

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first_imgPAPUA New Guinea (PNG) and Ireland have sealed their place at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia after finishing top of their groups at a qualifying tournament in the UAE.World No.17 Papua New Guinea will make their first ever appearance at a World Cup after beating Kenya by 45 runs at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. They had to wait for the result of the Netherlands’ game against Scotland before they could celebrate their automatic qualification for the men’s tournament next October.The Dutch beat Scotland by four wickets but failed to knock off the 131 they needed for victory in 12.3 overs, which meant that the PNG Barramundis topped the qualifying tournament’s Group A with a higher net run rate.“I am feeling a little emotional,” PNG’s Australian coach Joe Dawes said. “It’s been a pretty big two years, for them to achieve this is pretty special.”The former Queensland Bulls fast bowler said planning for the World Cup in Australia next year could wait.“We’ll start thinking about that tomorrow. We are just going to enjoy the moment. For them to achieve this is a great thing for us and for the nation.”PNG were facing disaster on Sunday when they slipped to 6-19 in their match against Kenya but Norman Vanua led the recovery, clubbing 54 from 48 balls and sharing a seventh wicket partnership of 77 with Ses Bau.Kenya needed to reach the target of 118 in 12 overs to have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs but their batsmen were unable to get out of first gear. Opener Irfan Karim was the only person to hit a boundary and top-scored with 29 as Kenya slid to be all out for 73. Nosaina Pokana was the most successful of the PNG bowlers with 3-21.The Irish had gone top of Group B earlier on Sunday with victory over Nigeria, but three teams could have knocked them off their perch on the final day and qualified for the World Cup.Oman were best placed to do so but they suffered a shock 14-run defeat to Jersey to stay level on eight points with Ireland but behind on run-rate.A big win for either Canada or the United Arab Emirates in the final group game could also have knocked Ireland down to second, but a 14-run win for the hosts in Abu Dhabi went nowhere near close to doing so.The Netherlands, UAE, Oman, Namibia, Scotland and Hong Kong will now battle it out for the remaining four qualification spots.The Netherlands will face the UAE in a semi-final playoff, with the winner booking their spot at the World Cup and advancing to meet Ireland in the qualifying tournament’s semi-finals.One of Namibia and Oman will book their ticket to Australia in the other semi-final playoff, with the winner to meet PNG. The loser of the playoff between the Dutch and UAE will meet Scotland on Wednesday, and the winner of that match will become the fifth team to qualify for the World Cup.The loser of the Namibia-Oman match will play Hong Kong also on Wednesday, and the winner of that match will be the sixth and final team into the first round of next October’s tournament.Fourteen associate nations are competing at the World T20 Qualifier for the final six spots in the ‘First Round’ of next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The first round will also feature Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and will be played in Geelong and Hobart.Hosts Australia and other top nations such as India and England are already assured a spot in the ‘Super 12’ stage that will feature two groups of six before the knockout stages.Australia have been placed in the Super 12’s Group 1 along with Pakistan, New Zealand and the West Indies. India, England, South Africa and Afghanistan are in Group 2.Both groups will be joined by two teams out of the tournament’s first round. (Cricket Network)last_img read more

Viterbi students finish project repairing thermometer

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first_imgViterbi School of Engineering students will complete the process of repairing the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s famous thermometer, which has been stuck at 70 degrees for more than a few decades.Heatwave · The thermometer in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was mostly fixed by undergraduate Viterbi engineering students in November. The students created spare parts and an instruction manual. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanA group of 30 engineering classes proposed a bid for the revitalization with an initial budget of $300. Each class was responsible for one aspect of the project. Meanwhile, professional bids had projected construction costs to be between $5,000 and $10,000.David Cape, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and a member of the Spirit of Troy drum line, spent long days playing on the field of the Coliseum. He witnessed the stagnant thermometer that always read 70 degrees. For more than 30 years, the thermometer in the Coliseum did not move.The thermometer was installed in 1955 on the east end of the Coliseum.Cape and his team members Charlie Palmer, Andrew Ezarik and Ryan Magruder created a prototype under budget at $280. Out of the three final teams, this foursome won and was given $1,000 to, as Cape described, “beef up the system.”The final design was voted and chosen by a group of professors, including Yann Staelens and Charles Radovich, in association with the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission and Los Angeles Coliseum Commission representatives.These improvements included polishing, fixing minor problems, and installing a backup battery that resets to 70 degrees automatically when the power goes out or is turned off.The project was tedious, as team members dedicated lab time and free time to create the best possible solution for the historic venue. The four-member team had a final product ready for the last home football game in November 2012, but still continued to finalize their design by outlining the process of repairing the themometer in the future.The backup battery system was installed in December and the final manual that outlined repair methods was completed two weeks ago. Now, the team focuses on creating spare parts in case of future repairs after their graduation.Cape felt the process offered real world experience like that they would face after graduation.“It felt very much like we were a company,” Cape said. “We were stumbling across trying to make it, do everything within a budget within a ridiculous time.”Ezarik viewed the project as more than a project, but an opportunity for a legacy.“It was cool to leave a mark on the school or leave somewhat of a legacy behind — to be part of a real engineering project, with real client, a tight deadline, and small budget,” Ezarik said.For future generations of Trojans and Coliseum fans alike, the thermometer will stand not just as a measure of the weather, but as a reminder of the work that students with a passion can achieve.“It was eye opening,” Cape said. “This is what I am going to be doing in real life, having a job and dealing with all the little things you have to think about.”last_img read more

Magic Johnson says Lakers not close to another deal

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“Are the Lakers close to another deal? No, not right now,” said Magic Johnson, the team’s president of basketball operations. “Of course we’ll look into improving the team in any way we can. But not right now.”The Lakers had been in trade talks with the Indiana Pacers regarding Paul George. They offered their 27th and 28th picks and either forward Julius Randle or Jordan Clarkson. The Pacers have received and are mulling other offers, though. After making several trade proposals, the Lakers spent Friday waiting for those teams to answer, according to a source familiar with the situation.“Rob has not been able to sleep,” Johnson said. “For the past week, he has been on the phone with every single team.”The Lakers already made a trade this week with the Brooklyn Nets, swapping center Timofey Mozgov and guard D’Angelo Russell for center Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick. The Lakers mostly made that move to shed Mozgov’s salary (three years, $48 million), acquire a promising center (Lopez) and secure a draft pick that became Utah forward Kyle Kuzma. But Johnson acknowledged he found Russell’s leadership qualities lacking.“I understand how to build in terms of championship teams. I know what it looks like,” Johnson said. “They’re mentally tough; gym rats. We want guys that love the game. Now we drafted some guys that love to play. They don’t have no baggage. They’re gym rats. They’re tough. They’re winners. They come from winning programs. Just how we were with my ‘Showtime’ Lakers, same thing. We know what it takes to win a championship. If you don’t have those type of guys, you can’t win. You just can’t win.” The Lakers also selected Villanova guard Josh Hart with their 30th pick and Indiana center Thomas Bryant with their 42nd selection. The Lakers will seek more upgrades in free agency, though they will spend money with caution.The Lakers tried that strategy before under a different regime, something that backfired amid several coaching changes, an injured Kobe Bryant and unproven players on one-year contracts. Johnson laughed when a reporter remarked he’s betting on himself.“I always bet on myself. I’m fine where we are,” Johnson said. “I’m happy. I’m excited. Lakers fans should be excited. We’re back.”After raving about the Lakers’ draft picks, Johnson then predicted his spending strategy will work.“When you have that much cap space, we’re going to be major players next summer. The tide has turned,” Johnson said. “People want to play here again. It’s exciting times for the L.A. Lakers. I wouldn’t have made that move if I didn’t think I could use that money. Enough said.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img EL SEGUNDO >> The crowd hovered around LaVar Ball, reporters and cameramen eager to document what Lonzo Ball’s outspoken father might say next.LaVar Ball never has shied away from his bold proclamations. So he wrote everyone’s headline for them.“I don’t think the Lakers are going to make the playoffs,” Ball said. “I know they’re going to make the playoffs.”Ball shares that optimism because his son will now lead the Lakers as their starting point guard after they selected him with their No. 2 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Though most of the attention was focused on Ball on Friday at his introductory news conference at the Lakers’ practice facility, the team remains busy with another component that could determine their postseason fortunes.last_img read more

Willian’s Chelsea contract talks ‘dead in the water’ as Arsenal and Spurs circle

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first_imgWILLIAN is set to depart Chelsea this summer with contract talks between the Brazilian and the Blues reportedly dead in the water.The Brazilian has been tipped to make a high-profile switch across London to join either Arsenal or Tottenham when his deal expires at the end of June.2 Willian is set to leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe 31-year-old has admitted he wants to remain at Stamford Bridge but negotiations have reached an impasse with the winger demanding a third season added to the club’s two-year offer.Willian is also thought to be seeking a pay rise which Chelsea are unable to match due to their previous policy concerning extensions to players over 30.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsAs a result, Football London report that talks between the two are now dead in the water.It’s claimed Willian has no issue ditching Chelsea for a London rival if there is no sudden breakthrough in the next few months.He has made no secret of his desire to remain in the capital, where he has lived with his family for the last seven years.Arsenal were said to be leading the way at the end of April but Tottenham have been given an edge by Willian’s close relationship with former manager Jose Mourinho.Despite admitting that he is still on good terms with his ex Chelsea boss, the player’s entourage have denied reports that contact with Spurs has been made.Meanwhile, Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchian has become an increasingly influential figure at Arsenal over the past year.2Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe 48-year-old pulled the strings on deals to bring David Luiz and loanee Cedric Soares to the Emirates.But if Willian is seen to be dragging his heels, that will not impress Gunners boss Mikel Arteta who has warned that he is not interested in players who hesitate over joining his club.The Brazil international has confirmed that should the season be extended beyond his contract he will stay and see out the campaign because of his “loyalty” to Chelsea.Chelsea forward Willian agrees to Tottenham transfer with reps having already discussed move with José Mourinho, says Richard Keyslast_img read more