20 Oct

Innovation Centre bought for £4.3m

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19 Oct

Mount Merapi erupts, spews 2,000-meter-high ash column

first_imgAn eruption rocked Mount Merapi volcano, which stands on the border of Yogyakarta and Central Java, at 5:16 a.m. on Thursday morning.“The eruption lasted 150 seconds, spewing smoke and 2,000-meter-high ash column,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Agus Wibowo said in a statement on Thursday.He added that during the eruption, the wind was blowing in a northwest direction, according to the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG). In a separate statement, BPPTKG head Hanik Humaida said the eruption spewed volcanic material over a radius of 1 kilometer from Merapi’s peak. It also brought ash rain down on several villages located 10 km south of the volcano.Read also: Mountains rumbling: Five most active volcanoes in the archipelagoThe BPPTKG added that Mount Merapi had erupted four times between September and November 2019, followed by volcanic earthquakes occurring at a depth of more than 1.5 km.“There has been an increase in Merapi’s volcanic activity from mid-December 2019 to mid-January this year, both under and on the ground,” Hanik said in the statement. “Similar eruptions can still happen in the future as an indicator that the magma chamber is still supplying magma.”Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. An eruption in 2010 left more than 300 people dead and forced almost 400,000 people to take refuge. Authorities have raised Merapi’s alert level to waspada (caution), the second-highest level in the country’s four-tiered alert system.The Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has advised residents and tourists to stay outside a 3-km radius of the peak of Merapi to avoid any possible danger.Topics :last_img read more

6 Oct

Carindale home fresh for a new family

first_imgThe poolside area at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.She said a young family or even a family with older kids would suit the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property.The home is located within the catchment of the highly regarded Mansfield state primary and high schools and five minutes to Citipointe Christian College.There is a double remote integrated garage plus remote driveway gates. The kitchen at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Mrs Papas said renovations had been done to the home, and included porcelain tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“This has added a very modern contemporary style to the home,” she said.Rich parquetry flooring brings an air of sophistication to the interior while distinctive feature walls and sliding plantation shutters add unique modern elements. The home at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Louise Papas and her family have lived at their Oakley St home for the past 15 years and have decided to make the move closer to the city for work.With her two children growing up fast she said now was the ideal time to sell the home at 63 Oakley St, Carindale.Directly across from parkland, the house on an elevated 767sq m block, is spread across one level.The open-plan living hub features a contemporary stone top kitchen with European appliances including an integrated Miele coffee machine.center_img The living room at 63 Oakley Street, Carindale.Mrs Papas said the family’s favourite part of the home was enjoying time outside in the courtyard area by the glass-framed swimming pool, which has a water feature.“We do a lot of entertaining outside,” Mrs Papas said.The home has provided the Papas family with many memories including Mrs Papas’ baby shower, bringing the children home from hospital and birthday parties, many of them held across the road at the park.last_img read more

14 Jan

UNDP Trains 663 Immigration Officers

first_imgThe Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) officers learned how to investigate fraud, human trafficking, and the new act of the Commission. 663 officers of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) have graduated following a three-week ‘intensive’ in-service training at the Justice and Security Regional Hub in Gbarnga, Bong County, a release has said.According to the release, the training was conducted in close consultation with the Judiciary, the Ministry of Justice and other principal institutional counterparts.It forms part of activities being implemented under the UNDP/OHCHR Joint Program, aimed at supporting the Government of Liberia (GoL) in its efforts to advance critical justice and security sector reforms as well as improve the delivery of justice, security and protection services across the country.Funding resources are being provided by the governments of Sweden and Ireland.184 of the officers that participated in the training are women. According to Danny Sartee, director for administration, more than 40 women hold leadership positions in the LIS.Colonel George Suomie, who turned over the graduates, said the exercise is part of the completion of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) process of the country.Suomie hailed the outstanding discipline and interest exhibited by the officers attending the training.He assured that the knowledge transferred and capacity building skills imparted will contribute to a more proficient, effective, efficient, professional and disciplined corps of officers who will help protect Liberia’s borders.“’Training is everything and everything is training’ and we appreciate the support of all partners, including UNDP, for this great opportunity once again afforded our officers,” Suomie said.He described the training as successful, with no report of any casualties, though there were cases that involved minor malaria, fever and pressure.UNDP Resident Representative Pa Lamin Beyai was represented by Marzu Stubblefield Quaye, project assistant under the governance program.Ms. Quaye expressed appreciation to the graduates for availing themselves for the training, encouraging them to remain committed to their duties and responsibilities to the country.“Protecting the borders of this country is not an easy task. Your duty is extremely critical and requires diligence, professionalism and commitment,” she emphasized. Ms. Quaye also mentioned that the duties being performed by immigration officers will always be recognized because their functions are strategic.LIS Commissioner-General Robert Budy congratulated the officers for a job well done and expressed appreciation to UNDP and partners for the continued support.Commissioner Budy said the training was necessary because LIS was lagging behind in the final structure of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) process.He emphasized that the government attaches premium on border security, to avoid infiltration of illegal migrants and substances that negatively affect the stability of the country, with human trafficking becoming prevalent in Liberia. Budy urged graduates to prepare themselves to utilize the skills obtained and to also transfer knowledge to in-coming officers.The training covered courses on investigation, fraud, human trafficking and the new act of the LIS, etc.The UNDP/OHCHR Joint Program works to enhance the capacity of institutions, to build public confidence in the different justice and security systems. It also strengthens access to justice, security and protection services, especially for women and girls.Interventions are designed with a view to ensuring sustainability and linking activities to “system-level policy development”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 Jan

Reports – Arsenal make bid for World Cup star

first_imgArsenal have made a bid for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam, according to reports in Italy.MediaSet claim the Gunners have tabled an offer of around £10m for the Algeria international who played in two of his nation’s four World Cup group games last summer.The 24-year-old made 21 Serie A appearances for the Naples side last season but was not always first-choice with 10 of those outings beginning from the bench.Ghoulam could provide cover for current left-back Kieran Gibbs who has had his Emirates career punctuated by injuries while Nacho Monreal has also been linked with a move back to Spain. 1 Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam last_img read more