PREMIUMThousands displaced in Jakarta as floods recede

first_imgGoogle Topics : #flooding flood #Jakarta Jakarta-flood Floodwaters have started to recede after inundating areas of Jakarta and displacing residents as rains reached what is expected to be their seasonal peak over the weekend.As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, South Gunung Sahari subdistrict in Central Jakarta was the last area to be inundated with floodwaters above 150 centimeters, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) website for real-time flood information, petabencana.id.Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Subejo said the flooding had subsided and the number of inundated areas was decreasing.”We hope that in the next few days the risk of flooding will get lower,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message on Sunday.Some people are still displaced, living in shelters as they wait for the mud in their neighborhood to be cleaned up, according to an agency statement released earlier on Sunday…. Linkedin Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Hoosier Hot Shots of Old

first_imgIf you remember anything about Indiana basketball, these 6 guys all qualify as “hot shots”.  Included are Rick Mount of Lebanon High School and Purdue University.  He averaged over 30 points a game before there was a 3-point shot.  About this time, Jim Rayl of Kokomo High School and IU did just about the same.Everyone here in town remembers Curt Clawson when, as a senior, he led the state of Indiana in scoring with a 30+ point average.  He, of course, finished his career at Purdue where Gene Keady made sure Curt was always on the floor in the last minute when free throws had to be shot.  Add to this list a kid named Billy Shepherd of Carmel High School and later Butler University.  He was less than 6-foot tall, but that didn’t stop him from scoring over 30 points a game as well.The final two that I am going to add this list are Larry Bird and Marion Pierce.  Larry made Springs Valley High School and Indiana State famous with every shot you could imagine.  He managed to make them all.  Pierce played for Lewisville High School and set an Indiana Scoring record that was finally broken by a guy named Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence.  Pierce played for tiny Lindsey Wilson College.    This list could go on from now until next October when you talk about Indiana “hot shots”.  You can make your own list.last_img read more

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Special Olympics joins Sports Authority of India & AIFF’s E-Pathshala

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Olympics Bharat has teamed up with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to join E-Pathshala, a web training module aimed at developing interest and creativity in football among budding athletes.Special Olympics coaches from 17 states attended the session on Thursday, when they were trained on how to enable special athletes to engage with the platform virtually and enhance their football skills. The session was facilitated by Victor R Vaz, National Sports Director, SO Bharat, and witnessed the active participation of distinguished representatives from the key organisations who have collectively designed the concept. “E-Pathshala has provided us an opportunity to keep the athletes in practice of football. Following the session today, I will convene a meeting every 15 days with the targeted coaches to take an update ensuring the participation of as many athletes as possible and to address any challenges that may arise during the process,” said Vaz. The E-Pathshala initiative is aimed at budding footballers below 18 years of age and provides guidance and training on three broad categories – football culture, skill and training. The experience is set to stimulate multiple faculties around football, namely, creativity and access to audiovisual assets. Narendra Gangwar, Assistant Professor at SAI’s Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE) LNCPE in Thiruvananthapuram, guided the trainees through the user-friendly virtual interface. IANS Also Watch: Special Trains from September 12: Here are the Detailslast_img read more

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