‘Corona’ baby: Newborn girl in West Java named after pandemic

first_img“It doesn’t mean that by naming my baby Corona, I want her to get the virus. It’s just a reminder [of the COVID-19 outbreak],” Ramdhan said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Covid, Corona and Lockdown: the newborns named after a pandemicThe Cianjur couple were not the first to name their child after the pandemic, as parents in several regions across the globe had named their babies after the virus or the disease, AFP reported.A Pinoy couple in Bacolod, the Philippines, decided to name their baby girl born on April 13 “Covid Marie”, referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus.Weeks earlier, two mothers in southern India named their children “Corona Kumar” and “Corona Kumari”, as suggested by a doctor in the hospital where the babies were delivered. (vny)Topics : A couple in Cianjur, West Java, have named their newborn baby “Corona” after the coronavirus.The baby girl – full name Nara Fatimah Corona – was born on Thursday at around 12 p.m. at the Cugenang community health center in Cianjur.Her father Ramdhan Apriana, 32, said her last name did not necessarily refer to something negative as the word also meant “crown” in Latin.last_img read more

IOG Concludes Thames Pipeline Acquisition

first_imgIndependent Oil and Gas (IOG) has completed the acquisition of the Thames pipeline in the Southern North Sea from Perenco UK, Tullow Oil and Centrica (now Spirit Energy). IOG is now the approved operator of the Thames pipeline which it owns 100%.The pipeline will provide the proposed export route for IOG’s Southern North Sea assets.In addition to the offshore survey along the Thames pipeline and survey of all proposed platform locations and intra field connecting pipeline that is nearing completion, the company has started the Intelligent Pigging Programme (IPP) with onshore mechanical preparation work at Bacton.The intention of the IPP is to confirm the feasibility of safe reuse of the pipeline, which is estimated to have initial capacity of 300 MMcfd. Initial results of the IPP are expected early May.When it completes the survey, the company intends to export gas from IOG’s Blythe and Vulcan Satellite hubs once they are in production. These two hubs require an estimated maximum throughput of approximately 180 MMcfd.Ahead of first gas, the company intends to acquire the onshore reception facilities at the  Perenco Bacton terminal. A period of exclusivity has been agreed until the end of September 2018.Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG said: “This acquisition is an essential milestone towards Final Investment Decision for our gas hubs. Subject to the Intelligent Pigging Programme results this pipeline should allow for the tariff-free export of our 100% owned gas reserves that were otherwise stranded. Recommissioning of the pipeline may also facilitate the export of new resources that IOG may access and develop in future as well as other gas resources owned by third parties, who would pay a tariff. We are pleased also to be making good operational progress as we head towards Final Investment Decision and look forward to providing further regular updates.”last_img read more

Denmark to Table 800MW Offshore Wind Project

first_imgAn 800MW offshore wind project is part of the Danish government’s coming energy proposal, the country’s Energy, Supply and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt was reported by local media as saying.The wind farm would be built at least 50 kilometres offshore and would comprise between 50 and 75 turbines up to 250 metres tall, Lilleholt said.The developer of the wind farm is expected to be selected by 2021.The government is aiming for the wind farm to be built without public support, aside from the costs associated with laying the cables needed to connect the wind farm to the grid.Denmark plans to cover 50% of its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030, and this offshore wind farm will play a central role in reaching this goal, according to Lilleholt.Following this project, the government plans to wait until 2022 to decide on any further offshore wind projects.Denmark currently has several offshore wind projects approved or under construction, including the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3, the 605MW Kriegers Flak, and the Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord nearshore wind farms. All of the wind farms are being developed by Sweden’s energy group Vattenfall. The projects are expected to be commissioned throughout 2020 and 2021.last_img read more

Duterte wants Yuletide assistance program for brgy workers

first_imgIn his order, the President tasked theDepartment of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Budgetand Management to jointly issue the appropriate guidelines to effectively carryout and implement the Program. The Yuletide Social Assistance Programof the barangays shall be charged against their respective available funds,subject to Section 321 and 323 of the Local Government Code, as well asexisting budgeting, accounting and auditing laws, rules and regulation For the succeeding years, the DILG, inconsultation with the DBM, will have to study and propose measures for theprovision of social assistance to qualified barangay officials andfunctionaries, as well as identify funding sources./PN MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasenjoined all Sangguniang Barangays to create a social assistance program forofficials and employees this Yuletide season. “Barangay officials and functionariesare at the forefront in the delivery of essential and basic governmentservices, such as healthcare, social welfare, agricultural support, settlementof disputes, peace, and order, as well as the promotion of the general interestof the community,” the EO stated.center_img Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No.99 last week, a copy of which was released to the media on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Christmas Tree lighting of the Office of the President at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. PCOO “The yuletide season is an opportunetime to establish, such measures or programs for the economic empowerment ofbarangay officials and functionaries, in recognition of their valuable andmeaningful service that effect genuine and positive change in their respectivecommunities, consistent with the provisions of the Local Government Code,” itadded.last_img read more

EFL chairman filmed talking about Wigan Athletic’s current struggles

first_img A red-faced EFL official confirmed last night: “The EFL is aware of a video of its chairman posted on social media this evening that discusses recent developments at Wigan Athletic. “It was part of a much wider and impromptu discussion he was having with a Wigan supporter he does not know but who lives in the same area. “The private conversation focused around the events of the last 24-48 hours, how the EFL can assist and what happens next. “The various rumours and reports that have been circulating throughout today were also discussed. “Whilst the chairman was unaware he was being filmed he was happy to engage in the debate and appreciates this is a concerning and challenging time for all those associated with the club.” Wigan are already scrambling to find the cash to finish the season — with the players and staff heading for massive pay cuts. Parry has been approached for comment. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 EFL chairman Rick Parry has been caught on camera discussing allegations that Wigan’s administration is linked with a Far East betting coup. Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Parry was caught on camera outside his house in Chester by a Latics supporter discussing the shock collapse of the club. And Parry can be heard saying: “There’s rumours that there’s a bet on them in the Philliipines on them being relegated. The previous owner has got gambling interests on the Philipines.” A month ago, Wigan were sold from one Hong Kong-based company to another, both of which were majority-owned by professional poker player, Stanley Choi. He has since been replaced by Chinese businessman Yeung Wai Kay but the club have now been put into administration because the owners are now refusing to invest any more money. There will now be questions about Parry’s remarks at a time when Wigan, who are 14th in the table and ten points above bottom side Luton, face a 12-point penalty that could relegate them.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Mike Tyson ‘truly great’ in his prime, says Holyfield

first_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It IsHow Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Around The World10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live Former World heavyweight champion. Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield, has described Mike Tyson as a great boxer during his prime. Speaking on social media Evander Holyfield said: “I would admit that no one would out work Tyson in the gym back in his younger days. I watched him and I say man, gosh, man, he is good. He can do everything good and he had the punching power that he knocked all the people out. I didn’t have that kind of power but I was a skillful boxer.” Praise from your own competitor like that says it all. Many times when youngest heavyweight champion in history Mike Tyson’s name comes up often fans like to talk about two sides of his career. His younger days before going to prison and then the latter half of his career. In the beginning, under the guidance of trainer Cus D’Amato, Tyson appeared to be the perfect fighting machine with the fight style instilled in him coupled with his physicality.Advertisement Respectfully, as time went on however the spiritual open heart warrior that once existed resorted to a more closed off gentleman. A fighter not enjoying his work as much and more of a one-punch knockout merchant just looking to land that one big dig. read also:Stop Mike Tyson from fighting at 54,Hatton pleads with boxing authorities Nor that brilliantly conditioned, supremely mobile, defensively sound, boxing genius that he was in his younger days for a heavyweight. He did have a lot of external forces not his fault go against him, mind. Indeed, one of his former rivals admits as much about him back in the young days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Paris prevails in IMCA Stock Car special at 34

first_imgShane Paris led by just a little but won big in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special at 34 Raceway. (Photo by D & M Racing Photography)By Brian NealWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Aug. 5) – It was kids’ night at the track but Shane Paris wasn’t kid­ding around when it came to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special Saturday at 34 Raceway.Paris proved the fastest in a one-lap dash to the checkers, edging Jake Wenig by inches to take the $1,000 victory, his first this season at West Burlington.John Oliver Jr. led much of the way before ending in third. Completing the top five were Dane Fen­ton and Tom Bowling Jr.Oliver made the most of his front row starting spot, pulling away from the rest of the field after a succession of cautions. Challenger Dean Kratzer’s run up front came to an end on lap 15 when his engine expired.Paris and Wenig, who had started 14th, stayed close to Oliver through the next two restarts. Com­ing off turn four to take the white flag, Oliver drifted high and allowed both Paris and Wenig to go by. After the lap was scored complete, the yellow came out again and set up a one-lap dash to the finish.Paris grabbed the lead and finished just ahead of Wenig. Bowling recovered from his spin on lap 10 to end in fifth.Feature results – 1.  Shane Paris; 2. Jake Wenig; 3. John Oliver Jr.; 4. Dane Fenton; 5.  Tom Bowling Jr.; 6. Nathan Wood; 7. Chad Krogmeier; 8. Dalton Lynch; 9. Ray Raker; 10. Cody Wash­burne; 11. Mark Bowman; 12. Matthew Gavin; 13. Scott Jordan; 14. Dean Kratzer; 15. Ethan Al­len; 16. Blaine Dopler; 17. Abe Huls; 18. Matt Strassheim.last_img read more

Ryland prevails again at Chowchilla

first_imgCHOWCHILLA, Calif. (June 6) – Fred Ryland won for the fifth time in six starts Saturday night at Chowchilla Speedway.The national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod point leader grabbed the lead from Josh Hensley on the third lap and survived a challenge from Rick Diaz on a mid-race restart to capture the victory.As Ryland won, Diaz had his hands full holding off Jeremy Hoff for second.  The battle was cut short four laps from the finish of the scheduled 20-lap event when two cars crashed in turn two. Diaz ended up second ahead of Hoff, Nastasia Dodd and last starter Chase Thomas.last_img read more

Sri Lanka name experienced Mickey Arthur as head coach

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – South African Mickey Arthur has been appointed Sri Lanka’s head coach on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said yesterday. The 51-year-old former first-class cricketer has enjoyed a more illustrious career as a head coach with the national teams of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.SLC appointed former fast bowler Rumesh Ratnayake as interim coach in August after a fallout with head coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who was criticised for Sri Lanka’s exit at the group stage of the 50-over World Cup in England.“We are very happy and pleased that we have been able to obtain the services of Mickey,” SLC secretary Mohan Silva told reporters. “He’s a well-known personality who has been the head coach of a number of countries.”SLC president Shammi Silva said Hathurusingha was no longer on the payroll of the board but did not provide further details.Arthur was recently released from his short-term Twenty20 contract with New Zealand side Central Districts.He took charge of a mercurial Pakistan side in 2016 and led them to the 2017 Champions Trophy victory in the 50-over format and the number one ranking in the world in both Tests and Twenty20 internationals.Pakistan, however, decided not to renew Arthur’s contract following the team’s failure to reach the semi-finals of this year’s 50-over World Cup in England.“It had been three very good years with Pakistan and I needed a little bit of time away. The Sri Lankan job became available and I started discussions,” Arthur said.“I looked at the talent that’s available and that’s the key motivating factor … to help these young players fulfil their potential.”In his first assignment as Sri Lanka coach, Arthur will return to Pakistan this month for the two-match Test series, starting December 11.Zimbabwean Grant Flower will join his support staff as the batting coach while Australians David Saker and Shane McDermott will be bowling coach and fielding coach respectively, the SLC added.last_img read more

Size matters despite growing pains

first_imgEarly on in the season, the UW men’s basketball team has gone through some of the growing pains that come with developing comfort and chemistry. One constant, however, has been the size advantage No. 12 Wisconsin (6-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) has enjoyed in every contest this season and the effective play coming from up front. “The most impressive thing about their big guys is that they’ve totally bought into the system,” said Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton after losing 81-66 to Wisconsin Tuesday. “That keeps them from doing things that maybe they aren’t quite as good at, and it makes them more effective.” “We’ve got some guys who can take the minutes that they’re getting … the most out of them, and they have bought into the system,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said. That size advantage will once again weigh heavily in Wisconsin’s favor Saturday afternoon when Florida International (3-4, 0-0 Sun Belt) comes to the Kohl Center. The Golden Panthers are a team that is rebuilding, having lost four starters from a year ago and only bringing back five players total. Then again, a house cleaning was probably in order as FIU could only manage an 8-20 record in 2006.The edge in size will be significant as Florida International’s tallest player is 6-foot-9. And even that player, freshman Nikola Gacesa, only averages about eight minutes per contest. The size deficit has led FIU to be out-rebounded by an average of eight boards per night against teams that do not have the height Wisconsin possesses inside. The Golden Panthers have struggled offensively early this season, averaging less than 60 points per contest, and are led by senior guard Johwen Villegas, who paces Florida International with 12.6 points a game. FIU’s most significant outside threat is guard Elvis Lora, who is shooting an outstanding .531 from beyond the arc. Still, the contest will likely come down to size and how well the Golden Panthers can defend it. Wisconsin’s big men have also proven themselves as solid playmakers on the court as the Badgers’ frontcourt has beaten many teams with sharp passes this year. “To find those open guys is very key, as [opponents] don’t know where it’s coming from and that makes it very hard to guard,” junior forward Brian Butch said. “We have a lot of passers on the team, so that doesn’t put pressure on the guards to make all the plays,” senior guard Kammron Taylor added.Even the reserved Ryan expressed the significant worth of having passing threats inside. “Bigs that can pass are very valuable,” Ryan said. On the injury front, Badgers senior forward Alando Tucker proclaimed himself to be in perfect condition for Saturday’s game, claiming no ill effects from the gruesome eye poke he sustained in Tuesday night’s game against Florida State. “I said that last year opponents [were] aiming at my nose, and this year it’s my eye,” joked Tucker, who has been poked in the eye twice this season after having played his entire career at UW without such an incident. Starter Michael Flowers’ availability for Saturday’s game is still in question, however.The junior guard injured his right ankle against FSU, falling down on a Seminole players’ leg in the second half. While Flowers returned to the contest and was effective, the Madison native was absent from practice Thursday. Ryan stated he had no knowledge of Flowers’ status for Saturday’s game.last_img read more