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Hari ini, 52 Tahun Lalu, Kecelakaan Kereta di Ratu Jaya Depok Tewaskan 116 Penumpang

first_imgIlustrasi kecelakaan kereta di Ratu Jaya Depok Di Indonesia, kecelakaan kereta api seperti hal yang biasa dan bisa menjadi luar biasa bila korban jiwa mencapai ratusan orang. Beberapa kecelakan kereta bahkan terkenal dan dijadikan sebuah film untuk mengenang kejadian tersebut, salah satunya adalah tkecelakaan kereta di Bintaro.Baca juga: Darman Prasetyo – Masinis Muda Heroik di Tragedi Bintaro 2 Yang TerlupakanNamun, KabarPenumpang.com kali ini tak akan membahas tentang kecelakaan kereta Bintaro tetapi kecelakaan lain di daerah Depok yang cukup memakan korban jiwa. Ya, kecelakaan kereta api yang terjadi di desa Ratu Jaya, Depok, Jawa Barat. Tepatnya di perlintasan antara Stasiun Depok dengan Stasiun Citayam yang mana di masa itu jalur Depok menuju ke Bogor masih menggunakan satu jalur alias jalur tunggal. Kecelakaan ini mengakibatkan 116 korban meninggal dunia dan puluhan orang mengalami luka baik ringan maupun berat.Insiden maut ini terjadi pada 52 tahun silam tepatnya pada 20 September 1968. Kecelakaan maut ini tercatat menjadi kecelakaan terburuk dalam sejarah perkeretaapian di Indonesia sebelum Tragedi Bintaro pada 19 Oktober 1987.Peristiwa ini sendiri bermula saat sebuah kereta api uap Bumel yang klasik dengan kereta api cepat berlokomotif diesel modern tipe BB200. Kemudian beberapa gerbong tergelincir dan terbalik setelah tumbukan tersebut.Korban banyak dari gerbong depan kedua kereta di mana sebagian dibawa ke Rumah Sakit Harapan di Depok dan lainnya ke Bogor. Pada laporan awal menyebutkan korban meninggal dunia sebanyak 30 orang dan 48 orang luka serius serta 150 orang luka ringan.Peristiwa kecelakaan kereta di Ratu Jaya ini sendiri menjadi satu diantara lima kecelakaan kereta maut di Indonesia. Bahkan kecelakaan di Ratu Jaya bukan hanya sekali, tetapi pada 25 tahun setelahnya tepat pada 2 November 1993 kembali terjadi.Baca juga: Hari ini 31 Tahun Lalu, Terjadi Kecelakaan Kereta Terbesar di India, Tewaskan 140 Orang!Saat itu dua KRL ekonomi bertabrakan di desa Ratu Jaya di mana benturan keras membuat dua kepala kereta mencuat ke atas hampir setinggi tiga meter. Dalam insiden kedua ini sebanyak 20 orang meninggal dunia dan seratus orang lebih terluka. Meski begitu peristiwa kecelakaan di Ratu Jaya sendiri kalah menarik dibandingkan Tragedi Bintaro.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedInilah 10 Kecelakaan Kereta Terburuk di Dunia21/04/2018In “Darat”Hari ini 31 Tahun Lalu, Terjadi Kecelakaan Kereta Terbesar di India, Tewaskan 140 Orang!08/07/2019In “Darat”Kereta Barang Tergelincir di Kongo, Sepuluh Penumpang Gelap Tewas12/11/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

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Hunt pulls strings as Dragons overpower Sea Eagles

first_imgRugby League Ben Hunt’s return to the starting side and attacking sparks from Matt Dufty and Zac Lomax propelled the Dragons to a 34-4 win over Manly last night. Hunt (pictured) was influential at hooker, setting up a try and booting Manly into submission by finding the open spaces of Netsrata Jubilee Stadium with kicks before the last tackle. The Sea Eagles struck first through Joel Thompson but St George Illawarra ran in six unanswered tries – four in the second half – to secure their third victory of the year. Without injured stars Tom Trbojevic and Dylan Walker and the suspended Addin Fonua-Blake, Manly appeared lost at times. Dufty’s hot form continued as the fullback recorded 192 metres, 70 of which came from a scintillating first-half try against the grain, while Lomax set up two tries and scored one. And Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa rattled off several monstrous hits – a couple on Brad Parker – that brought the 1571-strong crowd to their feet. He also scored a try. Manly rung some late changes with Cade Cust replacing Lachlan Croker as starting five-eighth, Brendan Elliot coming in at fullback with Tevita Funa out and prop Morgan Boyle starting. Second-rower Thompson, once a Dragons fan favourite, overpowered Corey Norman to score from a Daly Cherry-Evans short ball in the eighth minute. Des Hasler’s side lacked fluency in their following forays to Dragons territory as some sloppy passing stifled their movements. A swirling midfield bomb that found open space looked like it could produce more Sea Eagles points but a dogged St George Illawarra again survived. Ravalawa revved up the fans into a chant as he maintained the rage in defence. And the noise soon increased as prop Josh Kerr burst onto a Hunt pass on the last tackle to claim his second NRL try. Lomax’s goal edged the hosts ahead after 29 minutes. Just when it seemed the Sea Eagles would hit right back, Dufty’s blinding speed kept St George Illawarra’s party going. Cherry-Evans made a break but he found Lomax instead of a supporting Manly teammate. The Dragons centre linked with Dufty who scorched up the touchline to extend the lead. St George Illawarra were lively to begin the second half with halfback Adam Clune nearly engineering a third unanswered try. Jordan Pereira, in his first game back from a two-game suspension, earned the ire of the officials in being placed on report for a late tackle. The fans weren’t impressed when Manly successfully challenged a knock-on call and kept possession in attacking range but they stood and applauded after the Dragons’ defence held firm. A charging Tyson Frizell ended up in the in-goal at the other end, only for the Sea Eagles to prevent him from grounding the Steeden. Dufty shot through to collect a ricocheted Norman kick before nudging ahead for himself. – nrl.comlast_img read more

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Film Session: Quieting 110,000 in College Station

first_imgOXFORD — Each week we go back through Ole Miss’ previous game to find three plays that, for better or for worse, tell the story of it. This week: Ole Miss’ 35-20 win at Texas A&M.2:22, FIRST QUARTERImgurThe situation: Ole Miss started this drive on its own 1 and has just incrementally worked its way downfield until it has first-and-10 at the Texas A&M 28. Ole Miss lines up in its 11 personnel (one running back, one tight end, three wide receivers) with Evan Engram as the H-back and I’Tavius Mathers lined up to Bo Wallace’s right.ImgurThere’s a run fake built into this set, with the offensive line zone-blocking to their right with the ball-carrier. Wallace is going to run a sprint out to his left, away from his blocking scheme. This run fake is key, because the eight Texas A&M players not covering a wide receiver all sell out for it. Engram has slipped his way down the line and is the dump-off route, and picked up by both an outside linebacker and the strong safety (true freshman Donovan Wilson). Laquon Treadwell, the receiver lined up on the left side, has run a 10-yard curl and has single man coverage.ImgurMan-on-man coverage with Treadwell is the Ole Miss offense’s bread-and-butter, but Wallace had other ideas on this play. The run fake, and the Aggies’ resulting insistence on double-covering a dump-off route, has left slot receiver Cody Core open across the middle of the field. Wallace stops his sprint out in a clean fashion, and steps into his throw to Core at the 15. Core adds on five more yards on the end of the play, setting up Wallace’s touchdown run on the very next play.OleMissA&M113:22, SECOND QUARTERImgurThe situation: Following Ole Miss’ score to make it 14-0 Texas A&M has put together a drive that is starting to threaten. It’s first-and-10 at the Ole Miss 40, and the Aggies come out in 10 personnel (one running back, four wide receivers). Ole Miss is in its 4-2-5, but has outside linebacker Serderius Bryant and nickel corner Tony Conner out wide of the tackle box. Depending on the path of the duel slot receivers, they can either play the man or hand off to the safeties and play run support.ImgurOle Miss is creating havoc from the word go here. QB Kenny Hill hands the ball off to Tra Carson, who is running to the left side (the Aggies’ strong side, because of top NFL prospect Cedric Ogbuehi at left tackle). Center Mike Matthews, also a NFL prospect, pulls out to lead the way for Carson. But nose tackle Bryon Bennett, playing the left side, got such great penetration off the snap it slowed down the right guard on his way to the second level and middle linebacker Keith Lewis. Fadol Brown is working Ogbuehi up the field, narrowing Carson’s path. And Conner immediately came up in run support, beating the blocking receiver to the spot.ImgurLewis shows himself in the b-gap (between tackle and guard), so Carson has to continue keeping the run on a wide path. That just plays into Ole Miss’ favor. Carson is still four yards from the line of scrimmage when Conner takes away the c-gap at the line of scrimmage, and Brown has worked his way towards the hashmarks to further stretch the play. By the time Carson gets to the hashmark and turns to run upfield, he has five unblocked Ole Miss players surrounding him. Lewis finishes off a sensational play by getting inside of Matthews and making the first hit, but Carson is gang-tackled by three Rebels for no gain.This is Ole Miss’ defense in a nutshell: two of the five were the backside linemen, Robert Nkemdiche and C.J. Johnson. The defense is built on speed and playing aggressive, both of which are never more apparent when teams try to run to the sideline against it. It rarely works, and this is as good of an example for why as any.OleMissA&M20:13, THIRD QUARTERImgurThe situation: Texas A&M has scored to make it a 21-7 game, and all of a sudden the Ole Miss offense has to go back to work. It’s on the Texas A&M 33, facing second-and-10. The Rebels come out in five-wide, which has stretched the A&M defense. The Aggies have five on the line of scrimmage, with four defenders covering trips to the left and single coverage on the right.ImgurThe inside receiver is going to run an inside crossing route, which becomes another example of Texas A&M double-covering the wrong man. The linebacker and safety both trail him, which gives Wallace single coverage on the two outside receivers.ImgurWallace goes for wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo, who is running a streak and beats his man down the field. Adeboyejo has not had the total impact so far this season that was envisioned for him (13 catches, 185 yards, two TDs after six games), but this is a very nice route and catch for the sophomore. It’s also a throw Wallace stepped into, threw on-time and with great touch. When you talk about where Wallace has made strides as a passer in 2014, this is a great example. It was also a pivotal moment in the game, shutting off any momentum the Aggies may have had at the moment.3Q MISS B. Wallace pass,to Q. Adeboyejo for 33 yds for a TD, (G. Wunderlich KICK)last_img read more

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A lot of alcohol blamed for violence

first_imgLAFOLLETTE, TN., (WLAF) – As Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor approached a home on Sealander’s Lane on Sunday, he could hear a man, later identified as Danny Wilson, and a female yelling at each other. Before the evening was over, there was more yelling and an admission of heavy drinking.When Minor spoke to the female she alleged Wilson had thrown her through a closet and onto the ground and then through the bathroom and onto the ground. Minor noted in his report the victim had an abrasion on the back of her left arm that was starting to turn bluish in color, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.Wilson was in the bedroom with the door closed and refused to come out for several minutes. When Wilson finally came into the living room, he allegedly began yelling at the victim and she began yelling back. Minor said in his report he told “both to shut up because they were acting like children.”“I didn’t hit my wife, I pushed her because she drives me nuts,” Wilson told police.“I may have pushed her too hard,” he later admitted. As police investigated the situation, it appeared that alcohol was a factor. Wilson told police the couple had been drinking Bud Light, Yager, Tequila and Vodka.Wilson, 55, 121 Sealanders Lane, LaFollette is charged with domestic assault. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 06/19/2019-6 AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Salah fires Liverpool into Champions League last 16

first_imgBy Peter HallLIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Mohamed Salah’s delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield yesterday that sent them into the Champions League’s last 16 and the Italian side crashing out.Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a top-two spot in Group C, and Salah was again the hero for the hosts, scoring what proved to be the winner in the 34th minute.Napoli pressed for a leveller in the second half, with Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson denying Arkadiusz Milik in stoppage time, but the home side’s resolute defence – which has conceded just six Premier League goals all season so far – stood firm.Paris St Germain’s 4-1 victory at Red Star Belgrade meant they finished top with 11 points while Napoli, who started the day leading the way, exited the competition as Liverpool snatched second spot on goals scored after both teams finished with nine points.Jurgen Klopp stuck with the midfield three that struggled against PSG in their last Champions League match and it was Napoli who found their rhythm first, creating some promising openings early on.Salah was then presented with a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock, but his touch let him down at the last moment while at the other end, Marek Hamsik could not find the target from a good position.Kalidou Koulibaly was doing a fine job of marking Salah, until the Egyptian produced a moment of magic to score the only goal of the game, skipping past Koulibaly before slotting in from a tight angle — his 34th goal for Liverpool in 2018 in all competitions.Liverpool really should have extended their lead in the second half, with Salah firing wide from a good position, before Sadio Mane was denied by a fine save from David Ospina.Napoli saved their best attacking play for the latter stages, with Jose Callejon firing over from close range, before Mane somehow shot wide when he should have scored.Milik almost broke Liverpool hearts right at the death, only to be denied by Alisson, who raced from his line to make a game-saving block.last_img read more

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Chiefs in All White at Home

first_img 1 The Chiefs are my FAVORITE team and I surely don’t like the all white. The look is very dull. 313 Sports Logos Now I’m not a Chiefs fan, actually I hate the team, But I’m pretty sure they always wear their red jerseys at home. So this is a bit puzzling. What’s even more puzzling is, they’re wearing the white pants with the white jersey, which I haven’t seen them do since they got red pants, I forgot how many years ago. Like I said, I’m not a Chiefs fan, which is and oddity down here in Southwest Missouri, so please correct me if this is actually not that odd at all. Obviously you were misled as a child.. the Chiefs are the NFL’s greatest team. 1,204 buckeyenut 0 Posted September 11, 2006 15,496 posts I am dissapointed that they are wearing white at home. I really like the all white look, but I much prefer the new road look with the red pants.At least they aren’t wearing red monochromes. I just might have to shoot my TV if I see that. I love the all-white look, but not at home. They should always wear red tops at home… Sign in to follow this   21,575 1,292 1,292 Posted September 11, 2006 603 posts Formerly & Currently McCall Share this post Posted September 11, 2006 Now I’m not a Chiefs fan, actually I hate the team, But I’m pretty sure they always wear their red jerseys at home. So this is a bit puzzling. What’s even more puzzling is, they’re wearing the white pants with the white jersey, which I haven’t seen them do since they got red pants, I forgot how many years ago. Like I said, I’m not a Chiefs fan, which is and oddity down here in Southwest Missouri, so please correct me if this is actually not that odd at all. 0 Recommended Posts 45,948 posts 0 Members Share this post BigEd76 ohryan Forums Home Share on other sites 1,204 21,575 All Activity Moderators KCScout76 SportsLogos.Net Share this post Link to post 0 15,496 posts Okay, I did not see the other topic about Herm Edwards and the Chiefs, which points out this subject……..so you can just ignore this one if you want. sorry. Members Share this post Link to post Go To Topic Listing TheOldRoman Chiefster2000 21,575 Link to post 0 Share this post Location:Missouri Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Posted September 11, 2006 Forums Home McCall Members I live in KC, not a Chef’s fan, but I think they look nice in all white. I hate the red pants – looks too high schoolish. They need some type of dark pants, not black, but not sure what. I saw them on TV today, caught me by surprise to see them in all white – Is the NFL going to White at home or is everyone going “Dallas Cowboys at home this year”. 60 Location:southeastern PA Share on other sites 0 buckeyenut IceCap I boo and throw snowballs at Santa 0 369 1 369 369 0 TheOldRoman 1,635 posts Sports Logo News Posted September 18, 2006 1,204 132 #FULLFORCE Share this post Share on other sites #Grateful Chiefs in All White at Home speedo 0 Members Telemundo219 6 Share on other sites Chiefs in All White at Home McCall 15,496 posts Share this post 132 0center_img 1,204 Now I’m not a Chiefs fan, actually I hate the team, But I’m pretty sure they always wear their red jerseys at home. So this is a bit puzzling. What’s even more puzzling is, they’re wearing the white pants with the white jersey, which I haven’t seen them do since they got red pants, I forgot how many years ago. Like I said, I’m not a Chiefs fan, which is and oddity down here in Southwest Missouri, so please correct me if this is actually not that odd at all. Obviously you were misled as a child.. the Chiefs are the NFL’s greatest team. Ooooo………………kay….?whatever. I’m loyal to St. Louis. And I don’t really care, baseball’s my main sport, and there’s no need to really debate there, as St. Louis is the only city in Missouri with a Major League Baseball team anyway. Maybe they wanted the Bengals to wear black, think it would be hot. But it rained during the game, so I guess that didn’t work to well. 1,204 Link to post By McCall, September 11, 2006 in Sports Logo News 6 0 Formerly & Currently McCall Share on other sites Link to post Share this post Location:Missouri KCScout76 speedo Share this post On the radio during the game, they said Edwards decided to go with the all white to force the Bengals to wear black because he figured it would be hot during the game and would give the Chiefs and advantage by wearing white. The decision was made weeks ago and it ended up being in the 70s and raining, so there ended up being no advantage. Seeing as how the Chiefs fared wearing the whites at home today, I don’t think we’ll be seeing this again for a very long time. Posted September 11, 2006 Members The Chiefs look wahed out in the white on white look. Members Posted September 11, 2006 Link to post IceCap Sports Logos 1,204 McCall 12,401 posts 4,220 posts 1,204 ohryan Formerly & Currently McCall SportsLogos.Net 0 313 Location:Earth Posted September 11, 2006 Posted September 11, 2006 Chiefster2000 Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 0 Share on other sites Posted September 11, 2006 Share on other sites 132 Members 0 220 posts 60 Posted September 18, 2006 BigEd76 60 Share this post Link to post 300 posts McCall All Activity Location:Cleveland, Ohio Members Share on other sites 313 1,292 We the North! 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Sarfaraz bows out of ParaPan Am

first_imgNational Para Table Tennis champion, Gibran Sarfaraz has bowed out gracefully after his third straight defeat in the ParaPan American Games recently in Lima, Peru. The Rose Hall Town native, who participated in the men’s singles class 10 was prevented from making his Paralympic dream in Tokyo next year a reality after losing to Columbia’s Alvaro Puerto 11-3, 11-5, 11-4 in his opening encounter.The International Table Tennis Federation-certified level two coach showed his grit in the second match but suffered the same fate going down three sets to one against Puerto Rico’s Kevin Rivera with the score reading: 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, and 11-5.In his final Group D encounter, Sarfaraz was defeated by eventual bronze medalist, Manuel Echaveguren of Chile 11-6, 11-4, 11-2. Cuba’s Eric Manso was the other semi finalist. After his participation, Sarfaraz took to his social media account where he thanked the country for providing him with the opportunity to play at this level, one he reckons is the highest he has played in his career.He said that he tried his best but opined that he has the talent but not the exposure but nevertheless harnessed valuable experience to improve his game.The competition was won by Brazil’s Carlos Cobinatti with Claudio Moura, also of Brazil taking second. Guyana’s other Para athlete, Walter-Grant Stuart will look to medal in cycling as he enters the Time Trial and Road Race on Friday and Sunday respectively.Grant-Stuart has been in Peru since last week and has been training extensively in the colder conditions. The former fireman showcased his ability and determination with victories on the local circuit as well as two gold medals in the Defi Sportif Altergo Contre-La-Montre Cycling Road Race held in Canada. He has also participated in similar races in Belgium and Italy.last_img read more

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Yanda returns to work in Ravens’ final practice of week

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — As the Ravens made final preparations to play one of the most important regular-season games in franchise history, they received an encouraging sign with the return of Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda to the practice field on Friday.Yanda sustained rib and thigh contusions in the 20-14 win over Cleveland on Christmas Eve and had been sidelined all week, missing practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The fifth-year lineman did not appear to be taking part in much activity during the open portion of practice, but Friday workouts are typically lighter ones anyway. Safety Bernard Pollard also returned to practice a day after being out of action with an illness, joining defensive lineman Arthur Jones as Ravens players dealing with sickness this week. And though he’s been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, wide receiver Anquan Boldin (knee) was on the field, playing catch and doing some light running only eight days after undergoing surgery to repair a partially-torn meniscus. At the day of the procedure, coach John Harbaugh offered a two-week prognosis for Boldin’s recovery time, so to see him on the field during practice on Friday was very encouraging. A bye week would be even more helpful for the veteran receiver, however. Cornerback Cary Williams (concussion), defensive end Cory Redding (ankle), and kicker Billy Cundiff (left calf) were all practicing for the third straight day. All three worked on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday and are considered likely candidates — with Cundiff likely being the biggest question mark — to play on Sunday. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was not present during the portion of practice open to the media. He has missed the entire week of practice while still feeling the effects of a concussion suffered last Saturday. Referee Tony Corrente and his crew will officiate Sunday’s game between the Ravens and Bengals in Cincinnati. Corrente has been undergoing cancer treatment, but he called last Saturday’s game between the Redskins and Vikings. Sunday’s forecast in Cincinnati calls for a temperature right around 50 degrees with a 40 percent chance of precipitation at Paul Brown Stadium.last_img read more

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Keeping Ivan Perisic Will Be “Difficult” For Inter

first_imgInter Milan Chief Executive Giuseppe Marotta has admitted it will be “difficult” for the club to keep Ivan Perisic but insists Arsenal have made no offer for him yet.This comes after the Croatian submitted a formal request to leave Inter over the weekend amid transfer links to Arsenal before transfer deadline day (Thursday).Perisic was not included in the matchday squad against Torino at the weekend, with Guiseppe Marotta admitting they have a lot to do to retain the services of the midfielder.“It is difficult to keep players that don’t want to stay but no offer has arrived yet so therefore the prerequisite for a transfer simply isn’t there,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“This also happens at other teams, I am a supporter of a restrictive transfer window, but with the fact that it closes on the 31st [ of January], a lot of players wish to leave their clubs.”Inter manager Luciano Spalletti is however adamant the 29-year-old won’t leave on loan this January.“It’s quite simple,” he said on Sunday. “Players can say what they want, but they are employees, they have signed contracts and in order to leave, they need someone willing to pay for them.“You can’t leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else. If, as Beppe Marotta said, he doesn’t want to play, then clearly he’ll be left out.“That’s not a problem for me. Someone who cannot contribute to the team has to stay out.”Arsenal are reportedly still on the market to secure loan deals for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and PSG’s Christopher Nkunku in what will be a busy week for the North London side.Relatedlast_img read more

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Ebola and food security topic at World Food Prize

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa | The West African Ebola epidemic and its impact on food security will be a topic of discussion as officials from African nations and other international dignitaries gather for the annual World Food Prize award ceremony to discuss the challenges of feeding a growing world population.Sierra Leone and Liberia are among the nations represented at the World Food Prize Foundation’s three-day symposium held each year in conjunction with the awarding of the prize.While not initially scheduled as a topic, the fact that prominent West African government officials planned to attend meant that Ebola would become part of the discussion, said Kenneth Quinn, World Food Prize Foundation President.“What you see is this global connectivity of food supply,” he said. “We’re fortunate in America to have an abundance of food but these impacts can hit here as well.”Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma was scheduled to travel to Des Moines to deliver a Thursday morning keynote address but is staying home, Quinn said. Plans are being made for him to deliver his speech via satellite from Freetown, the nation’s capital city.More than 2,500 confirmed cases of Ebola and 753 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said last week. The country’s agriculture minister for forestry and food security and a special adviser to Koroma, Monty Jones, the 2004 World Food Prize laureate, plans to attend.Liberia’s Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth also plans to travel to Des Moines for a Thursday morning panel discussion. More than 1,000 people in Liberia have died and other 1,200 deaths were likely caused by the disease, the WHO said.Quinn said discussion will include the immediate impact of the Ebola epidemic on food production and distribution in the countries at the center of the outbreak. The gathered experts also will talk about how such events affect the ability to provide enough food for the estimated global population of 9 billion by 2050, Quinn said.One example of how the health care crisis more than 5,000 miles away could affect food production in the United States is the potential impact on the production and distribution of cocoa beans used in making chocolate by Nestlé, the maker of Toll House chocolate chips and Butterfinger candy bars; and Mars, which makes M&M’s and Snickers candies.More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa beans come from more than 2 million rural farmers in West African nations including Ivory Coast, which closed its borders to neighboring Guinea and Liberia this summer.The World Cocoa Foundation, an international nonprofit trade association of 115 chocolate and cocoa companies, plans to announce Wednesday that it has raised millions of dollars to donate to the International Red Cross and other organizations helping the region deal with the virus and preventing its spread into major cocoa producing countries.“The communities they are living in are quite fragile and when an external threat like this hits a fragile community it is even more susceptible to it,” said Tim McCoy, a World Cocoa Foundation spokesman.The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said last week Ebola is already reducing the purchasing power of tens of thousands of vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone “which means less food on their plates and increased nutritional risks for families already on subsistence diets,” Bukar Tijani, a regional representative for the FAO in Africa, said in a statement. “Fear and stigmatization also threaten to reduce agricultural activities, thereby placing food security at risk.”The World Food Prize was founded in 1986 by Norman Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Prize for boosting agricultural production in what has become known as the Green Revolution.last_img read more

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Blue over ‘cop out’

first_imgBy LACHLAN MOORHEAD THE Shadow Police Minister has reignited the call for extra cops in Cardinia and Casey. In Parliament…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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European clubs call on Fifa not to expand 32-team World Cup

first_imgThe 220-member ECA’s research said European clubs employed 76 percent of players at the 2014 World Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes FILE- In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a news briefing ahead of the draw for the soccer Confederations Cup 2017, in Kazan, Russia. APNYON, Switzerland—Europe’s top clubs are calling on FIFA President Gianni Infantino not to expand the World Cup from its 32-team format.European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the number of games played each season “has already reached an unacceptable level.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK Rummenigge says he wrote to Infantino on Friday, ahead of a possible Jan. 10 expansion decision by the FIFA Council.Infantino wants 48 teams at the 2026 World Cup, adding 368 players committed to national-team duty for at least one month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliA bigger and more lucrative World Cup would help fulfill Infantino’s election promises to FIFA’s 211 member federations.Rummenigge says “politics and commerce should not be the exclusive priority in football.” Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Leonard scores 26, leads Spurs to 108-101 win over Celtics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports View comments Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are younglast_img read more

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Different strokes…

first_img…on changing the worldWell, your Eyewitness saw the obligatory genuflection to Gandhi at the Promenade Gardens – just as it was done since it’s unveiling back on Oct 2, 1969. The reminder of the prophet of non-violence was probably erected to encourage us to stay off the path of going at each other with hammer and tongs – since that’s what we’d done earlier in the decade in a virtual civil war. Cheddi had said he was a Gandhian, but it hadn’t helped.Interestingly, that technique found more fertile ground in the American South with Martin Luther King, who presented a different option to Malcolm X’s “Burn baby, Burn” tactic to bring attention to America’s seething race problem. It’s a pity the FBI and the CIA didn’t learn anything from King – since his deployment of Satyagraha preceded our 1960’s riots. And we know the FBI kept a careful surveillance on him!!But if our local politicians – who’d gone along and executed the CIA-instigated riots – learnt anything, it wasn’t about “truth force” or suchlike. No sir. After the ‘60’s riots’, “choke and rob” was unleashed in Georgetown in the 1970’s to keep the opposition in line. Gandhi’s message of turning the other cheek didn’t cut much ice with those fellas. By the 80’s we’d moved on to “kick down the door bandits” who’d upped the ante in the infliction of gratuitous violence. More lessons to Opposition supporters even as the speeches on Gandhi’s greatness continued unabated.With the change of government in 1992, extreme, violent hate speeches became the norm and finally it all exploded on Jan 12, 1998, when hundreds of Indian Guyanese were beaten and violated in the streets of Georgetown. The Gandhian message still hadn’t taken hold – but the speechifying didn’t let up. “An eye for an eye will leave everyone blind!” we were told.The violence went to even greater heights (or lows??) in the new millennium. Buxton became an armed state within a state that took on the Guyanese state. Policemen lives were snuffed out like flies and bodies of suspected “bandits” started to litter the roadsides. Gandhi’s philosophy was isolated. That extended violent period – the longest in Guyana’s history didn’t end until a full decade later – in 2008, after the last of the leaders, Fineman Rawlins and his gang, were gunned down. But not until three massacres had sent the nation into shock.It’s been eight years since Fineman’s demise. Can we hope that finally those who have grouses might want to settle them peacefully?Has Gandhi’s “eye for an eye” warning kicked in?…for Colombian guerrilla warBut if we Guyanese bemoan the lack of receptivity to the Gandhian path of settling disputes peacefully here – think about what just happened in Colombia. There, leftist guerrillas under their organisation FARC, have been fighting the government for over FIFTY-TWO YEARS!! Where over 260,000 persons have been killed. Now you’d think Colombia was ripe for peace, no? The world thought so!But no! After a peace deal was brokered and signed by the government and FARC, it was taken to the people to be ratified in a referendum. And guess what vox populi said… NO PEACE! CONTINUE THE WAR!! Now what’s going on here? “Vengeance” is going on… that’s what. While the vote was very close – just a 0.25 per cent difference between the two sides.The decision gives a whole new meaning to the word “winner” since more people will die unless some face saving way out is brokered. U2’s Bono and Beatles’ Ringo Starr failed to stay the victory of the “Yes to war!”Maybe we could send our statue of Gandhi to drum up support for “his way”??…on natural disastersWith Hurricane Matthew approaching Jamaica and Haiti… your Eyewitness is reminded of the retort by the Guyanese who was complimented for having no natural disasters in Guyana.“We had Burnham!” It shut up his WI friend.last_img read more

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Essential principles in collective bargaining

first_imgDear Editor,The restoration of collective bargaining in the public service between the public authority and the Guyana Public Service Union is a welcome development. This is observing the treaty obligations flowing from the International Labour Convention No 151 – Labour Relations (Public Service) 1978, ratified by Guyana in June 1982. This Convention provides for the protection of public employees’ right to organise and collective bargaining, procedures for dispute settlement through negotiations, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. Convention 151 confers similar rights flowing from Convention No 98 – Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining, applicable to the private sector.The public authorities need to be mindful of International Treaty obligations of International Labour Conventions, ratified by Guyana, and national laws on the conduct of labour and industrial relations, including Trade Union Recognition Act Chapter 98:07, No 33 of 1997 which imposes an obligation on the union and employer to bargain in good faith and enter into negotiations with each other for the purpose of collective bargaining.The principles and practice of good faith bargaining in collective bargaining requires the practice of industrial diplomacy of mutual respect, and trust in civil encounters, including:* Adequate preparations on both sides for serious negotiations.* A determination by both sides to forge mutual agreements.* That the negotiating parties have a full mandate to agree on all issues on the negotiating table without frequent adjournments to consult higher authority. The negotiating teams should come to the table knowing fully the absolute limit of concessions and acceptance.* The public service negotiating team should be given the absolute percentage or dollar amount of the wage bill for increases in salaries/wages and allowances which it can distribute and concede through the cut and thrust of negotiations.* Negotiations are private, confidential processes, and should be free from premature media publicity and before the conclusion of full agreement or otherwise.* Communication to the media during the course of negotiations, if necessary, should be by joint releases.* All cost items of salaries/wages and allowances, etc should be on the negotiation table to determine the total increase in employment costs to the national treasury.* It is prudent to treat all negotiating items – salaries, wages, allowances, etc as a total package with the understanding that agreement on a single item is subject to agreement on all cost items, to avoid a more costly piece-meal approach.Lack of good faith bargaining constitutes the power approach in labour negotiations including: building up expectations of staff with unrealistic proposals at general meetings, agitation in the media before dialogue/discussions, ‘negotiating’ in the media, misinformation to the media, unnecessary threats of industrial actions, external influences and pressures, public demonstrations, public agitation, illegal actions, political and external lobbying during the course of negotiations, and personal attacks on the integrity of the members of either negotiating team or on the union or public authority.The parties should be aware that four possible approaches can be adopted by either or both parties in labour negotiations and in the management of labour conflicts:Avoidance approach: failure or refusal to deal with the issue; settlement by chance.Power approach: coercion to force the other side to concede; settlement by force, industrial actions – strikes, lockouts, etc.Rights approach: independent standards of right or fairness; settlement by a labour tribunal, arbitration or by a court of law.Consensus approach: the best and preferred approach which endeavours to reconcile, compromise or accommodate. The superiority of the consensus approach reflects settlement by the parties through direct negotiations or conciliation/mediation, or another mutually agreed means for final resolutionOne would expect the parties in the public sector would set a good example to the national community by eschewing of the power approach and employing the consensus and rights approaches in good faith encounters. There is also the assistance of a third party through Conciliation/Mediation, and finally, in the event of failure of the earlier processes, arbitration or a national commission review with recommendations to the National Assembly which provides the funds.Sincerely,Samuel J Goolsarranlast_img read more

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Hurricane Felix’s rain, winds slam Grenada

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Hurricane Felix gathered strength Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and winds, snapping small boats loose from their moorings and toppling utility poles on its route toward the Caribbean island of Aruba. The storm was upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane Saturday evening, with sustained maximum winds near 75 mph. It was expected to strengthen even further as its outer bands started hitting the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao late Saturday or early today. A hurricane watch was issued for the three islands late Saturday. Tropical Storm Henriette, meanwhile, was moving out to sea after dumping rain on Mexico’s Pacific coastline. In Acapulco, the storm loosened a boulder that smashed into a home, killing three people. A teenager and her two brothers were also killed when a landslide slammed into their house in a poor neighborhood of the glitzy resort. Felix swept over Grenada on Saturday, knocking local radio and TV stations out of service and toppling utility lines. No injuries were immediately reported, but the storm ripped roofs off at least two homes and a popular concert venue was demolished. Orchards were left in ruin. Felix became the sixth named storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season early Saturday, spawning thunderstorms and downing trees in Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean islands reported only minor damage. Forecasters said satellite loops showed the storm was steadily expanding in size. In Aruba, residents stocked up on groceries, flashlights and window-reinforcements. Tourists crowded the airport to catch flights out before the storm arrived. “This kind of weather doesn’t usually make it to Aruba, so people are definitely worried,” said store cashier Mark Werleman.last_img read more

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Arsenal target Draxler told he ‘will never play for Wolfsburg again’ – Reports

first_imgArsenal have been handed a big boost in their pursuit of long-term target Julian Draxler, with reports in Germany claiming the midfielder is set to leave Wolfsburg in January.According to Bild, the 23-year-old has been dropped from the side to face Bayern Munich and has been told he will not play for the Bundesliga club again.The Gunners have been strongly linked with a move for Draxler even since missing out on signing him in the summer.After just 12 months at Wolfsburg, Draxler asked to leave for a ‘top European club’ during the off season but was eventually made to stay.However, he now looks set to get the move he desires, with reports in Germany claiming his Wolfsburg career is effectively over.Speculation over Draxler’s future has been rife over recent weeks, with Juventus also thought to be chasing his signature.Meanwhile, having denied Draxler’s request to leave in the summer, sporting director Klaus Allofs recently admitted Wolfsburg may now consider selling the playmaker.And it seems the rumours have turned his head, with club chiefs growing tired of his negative behaviour and apparently banning him from the first-team squad.Wolfsburg fans have also turned on their star man, with Draxler receiving boos from supporters in recent games for his apparent lack of loyalty to the club.“I don’t think I need to tell anybody what [being booed] does to a person – It certainly doesn’t help you,” the Germany international said recently.“I can understand the fans though – they have every right to do that. I said in the summer the way I feel and I stand by that.”Draxler joined Die Wölfe from Schalke for a club-record £25.5million in 2015, and it is claimed they will demand at least £30m from any club who wish to sign him in the upcoming transfer window. 1 Draxler was dropped to the bench for Wolfsburg’s previous league game – a 3-2 defeat to Hertha Berlin last_img read more