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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Shooting News Shooting World Cup: Elavenil, Anjum Set To Qualify For 10m Air Rifle Final

first_imghighlights Rio de Janerio: India’s Elavenil Valarivan and Anjum Moudgil are poised to enter the final of the women’s 10m air rifle after scoring 629.4 and 629.1 respectively in the qualifications of the shooting World Cup here on Wednesday.The world number two Anjum has already secured a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is only eyeing a medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) fourth World Cup.Anjum had a sequence of 104.8 104.7 104.4 104.6 105.8 104.8 over six series.Besides Anjum and world number one Apurvi Chandela, who has also earned an Olympic quota, the 20-year-old Elavenil is also in the fray in the 10m air rifle event. Elavenil shot a sequence of 105.8 106.0 105.4 103.4 103.9 and 104.9.A total of 16 quota places for Tokyo are up for grabs in eight individual events. Anjum has already secured a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Anjum had sequence of 104.8 104.7 104.4 104.6 105.8 104.8 over 6 series.Elavenil is also in the fray in the 10m air rifle event.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Shooting News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Ronaldinho Avoids Charge for Fake Passport

first_imgFormer Brazil forward Ronaldinho will not be charged for using a fake passport to enter Paraguay, says the lead official in the case.The 39-year-old and his brother were both questioned by law enforcement on Thursday having shown false documents.Prosecutor Federico Delfino said the brothers were aware they had committed a crime but said they did so unwittingly.The pair have agreed to face an alternative punishment.“We are looking for a different way out of this that doesn’t result in a formal accusation and that recognises that these people were, we can say, taken by surprise,” Delfino told reporters in Asuncion, Paraguay’s capital. Another man who travelled with the brothers – 45-year-old Wilmondes Sousa Lira – was held.A judge will decide whether to accept Delfino’s recommendation on Friday. An alternative punishment could be a fine payable to a local charity.Reuters report that Ronaldinho’s lawyer Adolfo Marin could not be reached for comment.The brothers left Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo on Wednesday with Brazilian passports and were given Paraguayan ones “as soon as they got off the plane” in Asuncion.According to Delfino, the pair said the passports were a gift. An investigation indicated the numbers on the passports corresponded to other people.The twice World Player Of The Year had travelled to the South American country to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.Ronaldinho was the 2004 and 2005 World Player of the Year and enjoyed the prime of his career at Spanish giants Barcelona. He won the World Cup in 2002 alongside fellow superstar forwards Ronaldo and Rivaldo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ronaldinholast_img read more

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