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Central Java kindergarten explores new ways to teach over pandemic

first_imgAs schools struggle to keep pupils engaged during the pandemic, a kindergarten on Indonesia’s Java island is getting pupils back in the classroom using makeshift transparent cubicles and also sending teachers on home visits with social distancing barriers.Permata Hati Kindergarten, a private kindergarten with 135 pupils in the city of Semarang in Central Java province, is allowing six pupils per day to spend time in the classroom, giving children a chance to attend school once every two weeks.Central Java has recorded Indonesia’s fourth highest number of infections and at least 287 people have died in Semarang alone, according to government data. “I’m not bored at all, because I can do Zoom calls with all my friends, I can also meet my teacher. I love it,” said five-year-old Jihan Notharisa.The learning sessions include dancing, music and Koran reading and the kindergarten also sends teachers to visit students at their homes, with portable protective screens for social distancing.”As parents, we strongly support this activity, so that our children can meet with their teacher in person even though the time is limited,” said Nita Dwi Nurhayati, a mother of a pupil.Most schools in Indonesia have not resumed full-time physical classes yet unless in “green zone” locations with fewer coronavirus cases. Overall, Indonesia has reported 98,778 COVID-19 cases and 4,781 deaths, the highest toll in East Asia.  Topics :center_img Accompanied by parents, the children sit within protective boxes made using plastic sheets that are disinfected after each classroom session to get guidance to direct their learning.”The transparent box is one of our commitments for prioritizing health protocols,” said headmistress Hindarwati, who uses one name like many Indonesians.Everyone attending the school is required to wear a mask, face shield, gloves and have temperature checks.Parents uncomfortable with risking sending their children to school can choose home learning with online sessions via video conferencing applications like Zoom.last_img read more

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Monchi confirms offer from Arsenal after shock return to Sevilla

first_imgMonchi was unveiled at Sevilla on Monday (Picture: Sevilla FC)‘It was the one that brought things together and had the conditions for me.’Arsenal reportedly offered Monchi a deal worth £2.5milliona year to become their sporting director.The Gunners are in the process of a restructuring of their club hierarchy and the snub from Monchi is a major blow for the Londoners.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMislintat reportedly left his role as head of recruitment because he felt his authority was diluted by football administrator Raul Sanllehi.Monchi would too have had to answer to Sanllehi, who joined Arsenal last year just before Arsene Wenger’s exit.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Sevilla made a late move for Monchi (Picture: Getty)But Sevilla hijacked Arsenal’s deal for Monchi and managed to convince him to return to the club where he built his reputation 17 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT‘I appreciate the interest of Arsenal, perhaps the one that has shown the most interest, and of other clubs who have made contact,’ Monchi said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I have evaluated the proposals I had and I have chosen Sevilla. Comment Arsenal failed in a bid to bring Monchi to London (Picture: Getty)Monchi reveals he chose to re-join Sevilla over an offer from Arsenal because the project at the Spanish side appealed to him more.The new club sporting director confirmed Arsenal had pushed hard to bring him to the Emirates, but ultimately could not lure him away from Sevilla.Arsenal were thought to have bagged Monchi to replace the departed recruitment head Sven Mislintat in a new role when he left Roma earlier this month. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Monchi confirms offer from Arsenal after shock return to Sevilla Coral BarryMonday 18 Mar 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link278Shareslast_img read more

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Hamptons style homes go under the hammer in Brisbane

first_imgInside 40 Rome St North, Yeronga.Downstairs is an additional bedroom, bathroom, laundry and two car garage. There is also a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area complete with wine cellar, alfresco entertaining area and in-ground pool. Inside 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.The two-level, light-filled home has functional flowing interior spaces complete with high ceilings, timber flooring, neutral colour palette and stylish contemporary finishes which are “perfectly in tune with the Hamptons aesthetic.” The home at 40 Rome St Noth, Yeronga.The home has spacious interiors spread throughout the two levels, designer concrete floor tiles, high ceilings and an open plan layout that transitions indoor and outdoor living and entertaining. The home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents, Toowong, lists the property as “a rare offering for families, investors and executive couples who prioritise quality, convenience and lifestyle.” The home at 40 Rome St North, Yeronga.Marketing agent Roger Carr of Ray White, Bulimba listed the property at 40 Rome St North, Yeronga as a “contemporary residence perfect for entertaining all year round.” The impressive wine cellar at 40 Rome St North, Yeronga.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoSprawled over an elevated 728sq m block in Coorparoo, this Hamptons inspired home is also going under the hammer on Saturday. The home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.Marketing agent Phil Burley of Place Real Estate, Bulimba described 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo as having “an abundance of indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces, perfect for relaxed Brisbane living.” Inside 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.There is also a servery window to the outdoor entertaining area from the kitchen.On the same level, there is three bedrooms, a study, bathroom and master bedroom with walk-in-robe and ensuite. Inside 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.Downstairs, the open plan living and dining area opens out to a covered outdoor patio which overlooks the yard and in-ground pool, which Mr Burley describes in the listing as a “peaceful retreat destined to inspire summer gatherings with friends and family.” The home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.A laundry, fifth bedroom and bathroom as well as a double car garage and media room complete the lower level of the home. On the first floor, a master bedroom with walk-in-robe and ensuite is separated from the other three bedrooms for peace and privacy. Inside 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.There is also a central family room, bathroom and additional toilet. 9 Rugby St, CoorparooThose in the market for a new home will have plenty to choose from, with many stylish, Hamptons inspired homes in Brisbane going under the hammer this weekend.In Yeronga, this stylish property is going to auction at 10am on Saturday, February 10. The home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo.The property will go to auction at 11am on Saturday, February 10. Positioned high to capture the breeze and city views in one of Windsor’s best locations, the beautifully restored Queenslander home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor will also be up for grabs on Saturday. Inside the home of 40 Rome St North, Yeronga.On the top floor is three bedrooms, a rumpus room, bathroom and master suite with walk-in-robe and ensuite, complete with twin vanities. The home at 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.“With so much character and charm this close to the city, the home is hard to resist,” he said. The charming home has timeless features such as timber floors, fretwork and a double fireplace. Inside 74 Swan Tce, Windsor.On the main floor of the two-level home the open plan sitting room, living and dining rooms flow out through bifold doors onto the outdoor entertaining area, in-ground pool and yard. The home at 74 Swan Terrace, Windsor.Downstairs, the home has a media room, laundry, patio area and two car lock up garage. The property will go to auction at 12pm on Saturday, February 10.last_img read more

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History for sale on Atherton Tablelands

first_imgFormer Prime minister Gough Whitlam with Former Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen in the early 1970s.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoBefore its involvement in the scandal, the home also had links to the Australian Army.The oldest part of the home was once a water tank built by the army in 1943 to supply water to troops during the Second World War.In the 1950s the Radlof family took ownership of the tank and converted it into a home, using dynamite to blast holes in the thick tank walls for the windows and doors, and adding an extension.The tank was divided into two levels with a guest bedroom upstairs and a formal lounge room on the ground floor.The main home was built around the tank and included a kitchen, dining room, living area, bathrooms and bedrooms. Dynamite was used to blast holes in the former water tank for the windows. Picture: Supplied.The scandal was a precursor to the Constitutional Crisis and the dismissal of the Whitlam Government.Mr Williams said Sir Joh was rumoured to have visited31 High S t during the time Mr Francher lived there.“Sir Joh was friends with Wiley and whenever Sir Joh would visit, he would stay at the house,” he said.In the aftermath of the Loans affair, it was revealed in Queensland parliament that Mr Francher owed money to numerous people and had declared bankruptcy.One particular debt, according to historic Hansard records, was for a $14,920.30 phone bill racked up at 31 High St, Atherton, during the time of the Loans affair.Mr Francher had claimed “the phone was a tool of the Government, a Government request and a Government utility” and therefore he should not be responsible for the debt. The home at 31 High St, Atherton, was once an army water tank. Picture: Supplied.THIS Atherton home began its life as an army water tank and is rumoured to have played host to Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen during the Loans affair scandal of the 1970s.The four-bedroom property is on the market at 31 High Street, Atherton, for the first time in 20 years.Marketing agent Brendan Williams, of First National Atherton, said during the 1970s it was the residence of controversial American Wiley Francher.Mr Francher, an associate of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, helped the then Queensland premier investigate the Loans affair, a political scandal where the Whitlam Government was accused of attempting to unconstitutionally borrow money from Middle Eastern countries.center_img An aerial view of the tank house at 31 High St, Atherton. Picture: Supplied.“Most people call it the tank house,” Mr Williams said.“There are a few tank homes around the area but this one is particularly well done and it is very visible.”Today, the house has 388sq m under roof with a well-equipped kitchen, a patio and a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.The water tank section has a living area with fireplace downstairs and a bedroom with beautiful views upstairs.Mr Williams said buyers were impressed by the 2,023sq m block and the views.The property is on the market for $465,000.last_img read more

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Portugal awaits LNG cargo from Nigeria

first_imgImage courtesy of RENREN’s Sines LNG import terminal on Portugal’s Atlantic coast is scheduled to receive a cargo of liquefied natural gas next week. According to the data provided by the Port of Sines, the 175,000-cbm carrier LNG Port-Harcourt II departed Nigeria LNG facility on Bonny Island and is set to dock at the terminal on March 23.The vessel transporting the cargo was delivered to Bonny Gas Transport (BGT), a unit of Nigeria LNG, at the end of 2015, from the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.NLNG’s Bonny Island facility has the capacity to produce 22 mtpa of liquefied natural gas from its six trains.The Sines LNG terminal located on Portugal’s Atlantic coast in the industrial area of Sines port has a nominal sendout capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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Season of debacle: Expectant Liverpool gets title assurance

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldPretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled Liverpool have been given a huge boost to their Premier League title hopes as Uefa chief Aleksander Ceferin has assured the Reds they’re set to be crowned Premier League champions whatever happens with the end of the season. The current coronavirus pandemic has thrown the whole footballing calendar into chaos, and it remains to be seen if the 2019/20 season will even be able to be completed at all. This could be devastating for Liverpool as they’d got to within just two wins of being confirmed as Premier League champions, having taken a stunning 25-point lead at the top of the table before the campaign had to be put on hold. Still, Ceferin believes that, despite uncertainty over when and how the season can be finished, Liverpool will likely get their title regardless, which certainly seems fair due to their uniquely huge lead at the top meaning it’s pretty fanciful to believe anyone would have caught them if the season had played out as normal. “I can’t see a way Liverpool could be left without a title,” Ceferin told Slovenian publication EkipaSN, as translated by the Daily Mirror. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp eager to dish out standing ovation for a job well done “If the Premier League resumes play, Liverpool will almost certainly win the title. “Theoretically it’s not all over, but practically Liverpool are on the verge of it. “If by any chance the play will not resume, we still have to find a way to declare final results, to declare champions. Read AlsoLuke Shaw wants embattled Premier League season cancelled “And again I cannot see, I cannot imagine a scenario, in which the champions would not be Liverpool. “I understand the fans will be disappointed if it happens in an empty stadium or even in the league offices, but I believe they will get the title one way or another.” Loading… last_img read more

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Corona triple-header football on tonight at GFC

first_imgTHE much-anticipated Corona Invitational Football tournament will resume tonight with round four action featuring three matches at the GFC ground, Bourda.In the first of the night’s games Police FC have to face Black Pearl FC while the second game pits Pele against the Northern Rangers. Santos and Riddim Squad will close off the first night.Meanwhile, on Monday evening, the round continues with another triple-header. The opening game will feature Flamingo FC against East Veldt, followed by Beacons FC against Camptown FC then Western Tigers hosting GFC.The fifth round commences on the 25th with Camptown facing Black Pearl FC, Northern Rangers opposing Flamingo and Pele FC tackling Riddim Squad.The round concludes on the 28th with Santos taking on East Veldt, GFC confronting Beacons and Western Tigers engaging Police FC.The tournament will feature the top 12 teams in the Georgetown region, as they vie for $1M in cash and prizes. Admission is pegged at $1000 with beer specials and giveaways for fans every night.last_img read more

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NPA Begins Title Defence at Maritime Cup in Grand Style

first_imgThe 11th Annual Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition kicked off in Lagos on Tuesday, with defending champions, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) defeating Higher Pacific International (HPI) 4-0.NPA top striker, Mustapha Ashiru scored hat-trick while Bello Haruna scored the fourth goal in the 65th minute of the match. Ashiru’s goals were scored in the 10th, 40th and 60th minutes.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the competition, which attracted notable industry stakeholders, the Chief Executive Officer of Ships & Ports, Bolaji Akinola, said the idea behind the tournament, which has recorded huge success since inception, is to foster unity and cooperation among industry stakeholders. He urged the participating teams to ensure fair play and decency in the course of the competition, stating that the tournament is not only be about playing to win but also as an avenue to build friendship.“The Maritime Cup competition is like the Olympics. The joy is more in participation and not just the laurels at stake. The idea behind it is to bring the maritime industry together and foster healthy recreation among workers.We are one family in this industry so we need to socialize and interact and play together. That has been the essence since 11 years ago and up till today,” Akinola said.He noted that the competition in recent years had been devoid of acrimony and unhealthy rivalry associated with most football competitions because of the decision of the organisers to weed out mercenaries.Akinola, who announced a N1million cash prize for the winner of the competition said the first and second runners-up will win N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.The participating teams in the competition this year include NPA, HPI, ENL Consortium and Dangote Ports Operation in Group A and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Tin Can Island Container Terminal (TICT), Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL), and Josephdam Port Services (JPS) in Group B.The 2019 Maritime Cup Competition is supported by Morbod Group, NPA and Dangote Ports Operation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NNPC/Shell Cup: FOSLA, Excel Qualify for Final

first_imgTwo teams; FOSLA Academy, Abuja and Excel Education Centre Port Harcourt on Tuesday qualified for the final of 2016 NNPC/Shell Cup competitions organized for all the 36 Secondary Schools in the Country.FOSLA defeated Asegun Comprehensive High school 3-0 in the first semifinal encounter in the match decided at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. It was a highly interesting match which brought out the best in the two sides to the delight of the representatives of Feyenoord Academy who were also present at the venue. Abdulahi Muhammed scored twice while Alayi Haruna scored the third goal for FOSLA Academy.The Feyenoord representatives from Holland with Nigeria’s former international, Mike Obiku, in the team, had a training session with the four semifinalists on Tuesday morning. In the second semifinal, Excel walloped Science school 4-0 in another entertaining encounter which saw Ogidi Joseph recording a hattrick for the Port Harcourt team. Benjamin Jacob is the other scorer of the team in the one sided match.The stage is now set for the final which takes place at the same venue on Thursday.“Both the finalists and the semifinal losers are still going to continue intensive training under the supervision of the of our team. These players are very strong and all they need now are little tips to better their career,” Obiku said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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