The circular hall consists of an audio and video presentation that will evoke the history of the place and the Ring Race with a look at the most famous people from history and interesting facts from their lives. “The large presentation hall is intended for gathering a larger number of people. There will be short and interactive trainings for groups of guests – about the Ring Race and historically important people, interesting things as well as certain periods in the history of the Municipality and central Istria “, point out the Barbana Tourist Board. The municipality of Barban does not intend to stop by arranging this interactive space about the history and tradition of this area. Namely, their desire is to enrich the display with new multimedia content, augmented reality glasses and the like. The ring race is a popular equestrian competition launched in 1976 in Barban, and the race has become a trademark of Barban and one of the TOP and must see events in Istria. The Barban Visitor Center combines the presentation of a unique cultural and historical heritage in an interactive way through education and visual display with an emphasis on the Ring Race. as part of the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program. Precisely in honor and with the aim of further promotion of the race, the first Barban Visitor Center was opened in Barban yesterday, dedicated to the Ring Race, but also to the Barban tradition, folklore and way of life. The center consists of ground floor and 1st floor. The ground floor contains an attractive entrance to the Center, a door on which the “protective symbols” of the Ring Race were designed, and upon entering the room you will find an info desk and a souvenir shop. The first floor consists of a long corridor that resembles a racetrack articulated with hoops (rings) accompanied by light and sound effects. As the visitor moves through the corridor, light and sound signals and a speedometer are switched on, which change depending on the speed and approach to the goal or tendril at the end of the race. The smaller hall presents the Race to the Ring through history and its participants, with an exhibit of tendrils and spears arranged around it in the center of the room, traditional folk costumes and accompanying props. Find out more about the Ring Race event at HERE
As the PSBB were extended on April 22 and the government started to ban the mudik two days later, the capital did see a decrease in the average number of new cases. Conversely, when the government reopened passenger travel on May 6, the numbers went up.Although the relation between the intensity of restrictions applied and the new cases growing seemed to make sense to a degree in Jakarta, this was not the case in West Java and East Java where the link between the two seemed highly irregular.After Jakarta’s neighboring cities of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi in West Java imposed the PSBB on April 15 and Greater Bandung on April 22, the rolling seven-day average of new cases remained stable. A week after the mudik ban, however, the trend changed, with frequent ups and downs recorded.In East Java, a province that has not applied province-wide PSBB, the figure continued to rise despite the mudik ban and the PSBB in place in Greater Surabaya and Greater Malang beginning on April 28. On May 21, while the country confirmed a dramatic increase of 973 cases, East Java bore about a half of these and became the country’s new epicenter of the coronavirus.Most confirmed cases in East Java were reported in the capital Surabaya where poor compliance with social distancing has been noticed. The East Java administration admitted there was a testing backlog as a result of a lack of testing capacity.Padjadjaran University epidemiologist Panji Fortuna Hadisoemarto said that it was not easy to answer whether the PSBB worked or not using limited case data. He believed, however, that restrictions had become ineffective since Ramadan and Idul Fitri when data showed greater people’s mobility.He said irregular epidemiological patterns as shown during the PSBB were caused by factors such as gaps in incubation period, lack of testing capacity and case-reporting delays, which meant they could not be relied upon as consideration for policy making.“We could have actually interpreted the unconfirmed data, mortality data of PDP [patients under surveillance] and ODP [people under monitoring], routine surveys of influenza-like diseases and pneumonia as sources of information for making decisions as well,” Panji told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.The number of people undertaking COVID-19 tests has remained very low, at 188,302 as of Tuesday. Jokowi targeted 10,000 coronavirus tests per day in April, but government data show that the highest number of people being tested was 8,595 on May 22. An average of 4,800 people have been tested daily in the past few weeks.Many suspected cases have died either before having been tested or before receiving their medical results, and were buried under COVID-19 protocols. Funeral statistics in Jakarta have increased significantly, to an extent that Anies described as “extremely disturbing”.As of May 27, COVID-19 watchdogs have recorded more than 4,600 fatalities among suspected COVID-19 cases in only 19 provinces, based on information collected from provinces, regencies and municipalities. The Health Ministry has refused to include deaths of probable cases in the cumulative COVID-19 death toll as suggested.New normal may be ‘too soon’Despite the government’s repeated claims that it has not agreed to any relaxation of the PSBB and will not start doing so anytime soon, it has rushed to the scenario of a new normal, calling on citizens to “coexist” with the virus.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that countries taking steps to ease restrictions and transition toward a new normal must make sure COVID-19 transmission is controlled and that communities have a voice and are engaged in the transition.A Health Ministry decree on new normal guidelines issued over the weekend regulates new heath protocols both during the PSBB and after the PSBB. The government also introduced a new term: reproduction rate, which is an indication of the rate of the virus spread. If the number is below 1.0, it means restrictions can be lifted, scientists have agreed. The Indonesian government claims that Jakarta is among the regions that already have a reproduction rate below 1.0.Concerns have mounted against the measures, with many insisting that the government should base its policymaking on field implementation and data rather than economic interests to make sure that everyone is ready and safe.Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati regretted that while the government had never imposed a total lockdown, it now considered easing the partial restrictions that had not been implemented optimally.“The new normal has been brought to Indonesia without a proper context. The country is determined in the narrative of following other countries but it has never implemented the same [restrictions] as others in the first place,” Asfinawati told the Post on Tuesday.She said that the new normal might aggravate Indonesia’s efforts to combat COVID-19 because on the one hand it must tighten its guard to cover a wider breach of violations, while on the other hand it must carry out more tests and tracking given the chances of wider public contact.An epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia, Pandu Riono, said with the low testing capacity, the data set as indicators to determine the new normal could also be irrelevant, especially for small regions.“The data on daily cases are not enough and they are not perfect. The data collection, for example, is late and the reports of lab results come out after five to seven days for cases that might have occurred two weeks previously,” Pandu said.After the new normal announcement on Tuesday, Jokowi assigned the COVID-19 task force and relevant ministers to focus on assisting provinces with rising numbers of cases like East Java and conducting rigorous tracking and testing of samples.Topics : On April 3, Indonesia released two regulations, a government regulation and a Health Ministry regulation, to pave the way for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), the country’s equivalent to partial lockdown.A week later, Jakarta became the first region to implement the partial lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has extended the PSBB twice, with the latest slated to end on June 4.After Jakarta, other regions followed. Three other regions implementing the PSBB at provincial level are West Java, Gorontalo and West Sumatra. Aside from 58 regencies and municipalities within the four provinces, only 27 other regencies and municipalities have applied the partial lockdown even though as of Tuesday, the virus had spread to 406 regencies and municipalities in all 34 provinces. Security personnel patrol the streets, but lax enforcement and policy inconsistencies have created rampant violations, from mass gatherings and accidental buildups of passengers at transportation nodes to operating nonessential businesses and widespread mudik participation, with most getting away with light punishments.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo repeatedly instructed citizens to be disciplined but his administration, weighed under the burden of sluggish economic growth, layoffs and rising levels of poverty, has issued regulations that could defeat the purpose of strict social distancing, starting with easing transportation restrictions early this month.This week, while the majority of affected regions had not applied the PSBB and some of those that have implemented the restrictions deciding not to extend them, President Jokowi jumped to adapting the protocols of a so-called “new normal”.Do the PSBB work?Despite the consistently low testing rates, the number of new confirmed cases has continued to grow, reaching a total of 24,538 cases, 1,496 deaths and 6,240 recoveries as of Thursday, when 687 new cases were recorded.The Health Ministry has confirmed fluctuating numbers of new cases daily, with several record highs of new cases and jumps recorded in the past two weeks, despite the government’s occasional claim that the curve has flattened.After Jakarta enacted the PSBB in the first period, the rolling seven-day average of new cases, which is the daily average of the last seven days and is considered more accurate by scientists than daily cases, still continued to rise and reached its peak on April 17. During that time, mobility was high because many residents went on mudik trips.< As of May 28, four out of 27 regencies and municipalities had decided not to continue the PSBB: Gowa and Makassar in South Sulawesi; Tegal, Central Java; and Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan. (JP/Swi Handono)The partial lockdown requires offices, schools, places of worship and public spaces to close. Local administrations imposing the PSBB can limit transportation capacity within a region but are not given authority to close inter-regional transportation services.Approaching Ramadan and Idul Fitri, inter-regional travel was restricted under a nationwide mudik (exodus) ban and a Transportation Ministry regulation, with exceptions for travelers on essential business. Anies has also recently required travelers entering or leaving Greater Jakarta to obtain permits.
The Jakarta Police have detained seven members of a suspected drug syndicate trading vapes for so-called gorilla tobacco (synthetic marijuana) in the country.The syndicate was controlled by a prisoner from a penitentiary in Bali, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Nana Sudjana said during a press briefing on Monday. He went on to say that the group had sold its products online since January.“It emerged on our radar following a crackdown on a marijuana transaction in Cawang, East Jakarta, on June 12,” Nana said, as quoted by tempo.co. Read also: Pandemic could put people at greater risks from illicit drug trade: UNODCThe seven suspects — IK, AAN, NIKA, AAP, ANA, AEP and K — allegedly mixed vape liquid with cannabis extract. Police charged K, a prisoner in a penitentiary in Bali, with providing the raw materials imported from China. Meanwhile, IK allegedly mixed the ingredients at his house in Bali. The other suspects marketed the products through an e-commerce platform.Nana added that the syndicate had earned billions of rupiah in profit from selling the drugs.All suspects were charged with violating Article 114 (2) of Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics and Article 132 of the Criminal Code, which carry a maximum punishment of 20 years of imprisonment. (vny)Topics :
Messy housemates are a common complaint in share houses.When it comes time to move out of home or change rental accommodation, one of the biggest considerations is to whether to live alone or to share with housemates. Strong arguments can be made for both and it comes down to the lifestyle you want to have. Here are some points to keep in mind:RELATED:>>What you should know before buying a Strata property>>Market wrap: How Townsville property is performing>>Market insight with Townsville REIQ Zone Chair Damien KeyesPrivacy or companyIn a share-house, the only privacy you will get is your own room. The kitchen, bathroom, dining and backyard are for everyone. If a chat while making dinner sounds enjoyable and sharing a clothesline isn’t a concern, having housemates might be a good option. On the other hand, if hosting your own dinner parties and having a private bathroom sounds more appealing, renting a property on your own might be more suitable.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Saving or spendingIf saving money is the goal, a share house generally presents as the better option. Usually rent per room is cheaper than rent for a one bedroom or even a studio apartment. Savings also filter down to bills because three people don’t use three times as much electricity as one person and unlimited internet costs the same for one person as it does for four people. Also keep in mind that moving into an established share house usually means that items such as a fridge, washing machine and couch are already there. This can be great if you have just shifted out of home and don’t have any furniture. However, this can be a problem for you if you already own these items because there won’t be anywhere to put them.CLICK here for the latest Townsville property newsLong term or short term If moving interstate or overseas is on the cards, a share house would be the simpler option. Subleasing a room can be a fantastic shorter-term alternative to signing a one-year lease. Obviously giving notice is still required but it is typically easier to come and go from a sublease situation in a share house than it is to break a lease. If you are looking at setting up for the long term, a secure lease through a real estate agency may be the preferred option.Early bird or night owlIf going to bed at 3am and sleeping in until 12pm is your weekend schedule, that may be hard to keep up if other housemates wake up at 7am and use a blender for their pre-workout protein shake. It might not sound significant but if schedules between housemates vary significantly, it can lead to issues on both sides. Make sure to ask any potential housemates if they are party animals or shift workers!
“I am happy to award our troops fortheir offensive spirit displayed during encounters for the past weeks,” saidArevalo. Soldiers recovered a rifle grenade,two magazines of AK 47, 117 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition, and electricalwires for anti-personal mines, among others. The awarding was followed by atraditional military “boodlefight” as a simple celebration of the saidaccomplishment./PN The encounter in Kabankalan followedthe pursuit operations of troops from 31st Division Reconnaissance Company whofought with some 15 communist rebels in neighboring Himamaylan City lastSunday. After a 15-minute gun battle, theestimated 10 communist rebels retreated. On Oct. 6, the troops of 31st DivisionReconnaisance Company encountered more or less 15 NPA- terrorist at Sitio Bugo,Barangay Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental. During the encounter, Patrolman JohnImedio Gallero Javier was slightly injured in a combat operation with Armysoldiers in Sitio Basak, Barangay Tan-awan in Kabankalan City. BACOLOD City – Sixteen soldiers and 17policemen received commendation medals for demonstrating bravery in a series ofencounters against communist rebels in southern Negros Occidental last week. This is the 5th time for troopsof 62IB received medals from Arevalo since he assumed command on Oct. 29 lastyear. Brigadier General Benedict Arevalo,commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB), awarded ledthe awarding rites held at the headquarters of the 62nd Infantry Batallion(62IB) in Barangay Libas, Isabela,Negros Occidental on Monday. The awardees were soldiers of the 31stDivision Reconnaissance Company (31DRC) and policemen of the 6th RegionalMobile Force Battalion 6 (RMFB6). Sixteen soldiers and 17 policemen received commendation medals for demonstrating bravery in a series of encounters against communist rebels in southern Negros Occidental last week. 303RD IB
Robbins along with the daughters of Don Horan.Greensburg, IN—The Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce held its annual member dinner at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville Friday. Following dinner, an awards ceremony was held. Awards handed out include the prestigious Don Horan Community Leader of the Year that went to Diana Robbins, Executive Director of Greensburg Meals on Wheels.Other award winners for the night included:Sara McCullough- Ambassador of the YearEmilie Redelman – Entrepreneur of the Year Noelle Hermèsch – Small Business Grant Stewart Seeds – Chamber Lifetime Member
A spokesman for the Football Association of Ireland said: “The Republic of Ireland squad trained today at Gannon Park, Malahide. Players who did not play the full match yesterday evening took part. “Following training, Robbie Keane has been released to return to his club. Darron Gibson has also been released to assist recovery to a minor knock to the knee. ” Ireland face the USA in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in their final fixture of 2014, and will look to end on a high note after suffering the first defeat of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Glasgow. Keane, who was used only as a substitute in Friday night’s 1-0 Euro 2016 defeat in Scotland, has been allowed to return to club LA Galaxy, who face Seattle Sounders in the MLS play-offs next Sunday. Everton midfielder Gibson, who only returned to action from a 10-month injury lay-off in September, is heading back to Merseyside with a minor knee problem. Press Association Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has released skipper Robbie Keane and midfielder Darron Gibson from his squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against the United States.
Fernandes said his target was “not what anyone thinks”, but admitted the appointment was likely to “take a while”. Laudrup, sacked by Swansea last February, emerged as the new bookmakers’ favourite, but his agent quickly responded by saying there were several hurdles to be cleared. And the 50-year-old spoke himself, via an e-mail to Danish newspaper E kstra Bladet, saying he was currently happy with Qatari side Lekhwiya. “It is always positive to be mentioned in connection with large or larger jobs, and coach in one of the largest countries in Asia (Japan) or manager in the Premier League are big jobs,” he wrote. “That being said, I must also say that I have no intention to leave Lekhwiya at this time. We are number one in the league, starting group stage of the Champions League in two weeks and also have a cup waiting. “So the next three and a half months will be exciting and intense.” Laudrup’s comments came after representative Bayram Tutumlu indicated there would be several obstacles to be cleared before Laudrup could be lined up for a move back to England. “Laudrup is under contract with Qatari club Lekhwiya. Out of respect anyone interested in him should contact the club,” Tutumlu said to Sky Sports News HQ. The Hoops, who recorded a first away Barclays Premier League win of the season at Sunderland on Tuesday evening, appear close to appointing Harry Redknapp’s successor after chairman Tony Fernandes suggested he has landed his preferred choice. Chris Ramsey has been filling the void on a caretaker basis, with former Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood the heavy favourite for the position – although Fernandes’ comment on Twitter seemed to distance the club from the 46-year-old. Michael Laudrup has no intention of leaving Lekhwiya “at this time”, which appears to make it difficult for QPR to make him their “dream manager”. “I don’t think they would let him go because the team are in so many tournaments and competitions.” Ramsey has refused to rule himself out of contention to become the club’s new manager on a permanent basis, and has seen his odds shorten after Tuesday’s victory, but continues to stress he will do whatever job is asked of him by the board. QPR are out of the bottom three following the 2-0 win at The Stadium of Light. Bobby Zamora, who scored the second goal on the stroke of half-time, feels the west London club can now build some momentum, with a trip to fellow relegation-battlers Hull ahead on Saturday. “It was a massive boost and has been a long time coming, we have been working so hard,” he said on the club’s official YouTube channel. “It was a great work ethic. We have had a lot of good performances this season and probably lost a few points which we did not deserve to. “We will now be looking to keep this going and to get some more points on the board.” Laudrup, who guided Swansea to victory in the 2013 Capital One Cup final, remains keen on a return to the Premier League, but only when the timing is right. Tutumlu added in an interview with the London Evening Standard: ” Michael has taken (Lekhwiya) to first place in the league and he is regarded as the most important person in the club right now. “I don’t think it is the right thing for Michael to leave now and go because he has agreed a contract with these people. I don’t think it’s possible. “I don’t want to speak about whether QPR have been in contact, that’s private. I can only say he loves English football and the Premier League. It’s just not possible right now. “In June his contract will finish and he will be free. I’m not sure if they will want compensation to let him go now, first QPR have to talk to them. “You can never say never and he could return to the Premier League. If the right club comes, the right project – why not?” QPR will have to cope without Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer for the next two months. Former Norwich player Fer scored but was later carried off in the 2-0 win at Sunderland on Tuesday. QPR defined his problem on Wednesday evening as ” a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee”, in a statement on their website. The club said they expect him to be out of action for eight to 10 weeks. Press Association
Authorities in Miami-Dade have placed two schools on lock down after a woman was fatally shot in the area.The incident occurred just after 12:30 p.m on the 400 block of Northwest 152nd Street.Reporters in the area stated that the woman’s body was put under a yellow tarp just outside of a home, however, no other details were available.Both Biscayne Gardens Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School have both been placed on lock down.The shooting is still under investigation.
In a crowded field of fifteen schools at the Gold Rush in Seal Beach, the No. 1 USC women’s golf team stood head and shoulders above the rest.Led by strong efforts from freshman Robynn Ree, sophomore Amy Lee and junior Tiffany Chan, the Trojans were the only team to finish the three-round tournament under par, finishing -1 after two days of action. Each of their round scores was better than any competitor’s, including a stellar finish of 285 in the second round.The tournament’s runner-up — Fresno State — posted a +17, followed by host school Long Beach State, which finished at +26.. No.25 Brigham Young University, the only other ranked school, posted a +29, good for fifth in the tournament. USC was the only Pac-12 school to participate in the tournament.Ree led the pack with a -4. She was consistent each round, posting scores of 70 and 71 on Monday and followed that performance with a score of 71 to finish out the tournament on Tuesday. Chan tied with Long Beach State’s Haley Tygret for the best single-round score when she finished with an impressive score of 68 in the second round.Lee, the only Trojan competing as an individual, finished second overall in the tournament with a -3. Her score did not count toward the Trojans’ final tally.Ree led the field for the entirety of the tournament, but some other Trojans weren’t as consistent. Junior Karen Chung fell four spots in the final round with a +4 finish, and senior Kyung Kim dropped nine spots with a +6. Gabriella Then, USC’s final golfer, finished at +10. Then, despite having the highest total on the team, still finished tied for 23rd in the tournament — USC was the only school to have all golfers finish in the top 25.USC’s victory at the Gold Rush was the team’s third team title this season; they opened the season with a win at the Annika Intercollegiate and finished the fall season with a team victory in the East Lake Cup. Ree’s first-place finish was the second individual championship for a Trojan this season.The Trojans set their sights now on the Darius Rucker Invitational, which will take place during the first week of March in Hilton Head, South Carolina.