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Stranded by coronavirus, a Russian family traveling in Indonesia busks to survive

first_imgA family of Russian tourists visiting Mataram in West Nusa Tenggara have started busking and begging for money to survive since they are unable to fly home as a result of coronavirus restrictions in their country.Mataram Immigration Office head Syahrifullah said officials had detained the family — 29-year-old Mikhail, 28-year-old Ekaterina and their 2-year-old daughter Serafima — after a video showing them busking at Kebon Roek traditional market went viral on social media.The video showed Mikhail playing an accordion in front of the market to the amusement of passersby, while Ekaterina swayed next to him while carrying their daughter. “They busked, begged for money from locals and used the money to buy food. We tracked them down after receiving reports from residents,” Syahrifullah said on Thursday as quoted by said the family had all the necessary documents and permits to stay in Indonesia. However, they were detained due to their busking activities.”Even though they are not allowed to busk, beg or make money here, we gave them leniency due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 outbreak, I would have carried out stricter actions.”Mikhail said his family could not return home because Russia had imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to its coronavirus outbreak. “We traveled in Malaysia before flying to Indonesia and we initially planned to spend only two days here and return afterward,” he said, “However, Malaysia imposed a lockdown so we decided to go to Bali [through West Nusa Tenggara].”Mikhail said he busked in Bali but police officers forbade it. “We only have money for a month’s stay in Bali. So we decided to go back to West Nusa Tenggara to find opportunities to busk. But we could not do it here either.”Despite the challenges, he said locals had shown generosity and friendliness to his family.Syahrifullah said that Mikhail and his family would be transported to the Russian Consulate General in Bali.”We’ve communicated with the Russian Consulate General. The officials said they would support the family until they could return to Russia,” he said. “All flights and ferries from Lombok to Bali and vice versa have been canceled except for logistics, but we gave the family leniency to cross.”He said the family had been tested for COVID-19 and the results came back negative. (nal)Topics :last_img read more


Drewry: Signs of Recovery Appear in North America-ECSA Trade

first_imgThe North America-East Coast South America container trade, which has had a poor year so far, is seeing signs of recovery in demand and freight rates as of late, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.Latin America has the lowest port throughput growth forecast for this year, with total port handling expected to rise by less than 1%.In the headhaul trade fell by 3.5% year-on-year after six months of 2018 to approximately 285,000 TEU, Drewry cited statistics supplied by Datamar container traffic. However, more recent data suggests that the export market is righting itself with August’s monthly volume being the best in at least two years and a 15% improvement on the same month last year.Given the weaker purchasing power of ECSA consumers the relative sturdiness of the import trade from North America “is somewhat surprising,” Drewry said. Datamar numbers show that demand had risen by 5.6% after six months of this year to about 240,000 TEU and the growth rate increased its tempo further in July and August.“It appears that the northbound trade from ECSA to North America is recovering, although it is likely to be an uneven ride. Don’t expect carriers to add more capacity until things settle down,” Drewry said.There are only five weekly container services in the North America-ECSA trade with capacity largely controlled by four carriers: CMA CGM, Hamburg-Sud (Maersk Line), Hapag-Lloyd and MSC. The average size of the ships deployed is 5,400 TEU.“With so few services it doesn’t take much to adjust capacity to a significant extent, but the key players have generally kept the supply level constant over the past few months, with a few missing voyages helping to reduce the slot availability in comparison to last year.”last_img read more


Napoli-Juve: Old foes meet again

first_img Alex Sandro, Leo Bonucci, Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira and Paulo Dybala started the last Coppa Italia meeting with Napoli at the San Paolo too. Juventus have reached 19 Coppa Italia Finals throughout history, more than any other club, and face a Partenopei side who have only conceded an average of 0.25 goals per game in the competition this season, giving the match a tight outlook. The Bianconeri have kept nine clean sheets in their last 12 matches in the Italian Cup, only losing once against Atalanta last season. read also:Ronaldo would gain from Juventus signing Milik, says Borriello Maurizio Sarri would become the second oldest Italian coach to win the Coppa Italia, only younger than Nereo Rocco, who picked up the crown when Milan beat Inter 2-0 in the Final. Napoli can take confidence from their previous Finals and never give up, as 72 per cent of their goals in the decisive matches have come in the second half (13 out of 18), such as when Mertens scored in stoppage time against Fiorentina in 2014. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Juventus and Napoli have met 11 times in the Coppa Italia prior to this week’s Final in Rome and the historic clash goes down in history as a tight affair.center_img Only once have the two sides previously met in a Coppa Italia Final, with Napoli winning the 2011-12 edition in Rome, thanks to goals by Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik. But this week’s big match is no stranger to the footballing world, even in the Coppa Italia, the history stretches back to the round of 16 in 1936-37. Usually an unpredictable tie, with Juventus winning six and Napoli five. The last cup tie between the two ended in a 3-2 win for Napoli in the semi-finals in 2016-17, but Juventus went through on aggregate after having won the first leg at home by 3-1 and helped by the brace by Gonzalo Higuain against his former club. Lorenzo Insigne, Arek Milik, Jose Callejon, Piotr Zielinski, Elsejd Hysaj, Kalidou Koulibaly and Faouzi Ghoulam were in the starting line-up on the day, whilst Dries Mertens came on to score the winner as Allan also stepped off the bench. A handful of the names are in contention to start against the Old Lady this weekend, who still have Higuain in their side.last_img read more


Jamie Vardy’s golden touch delights Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri

first_img But Leicester survived six minutes of injury time, and substitute Nathan Redmond hitting Kasper Schmeichel’s upright, to claim all three points and move up to fourth in the table. Vardy, partnered in attack by Shinji Okazaki after Riyad Mahrez was named only on the bench, also survived an injury scare in the second half after he appeared to twist his knee. But after Ranieri had used all three of his substitutes, Vardy played through the pain barrier to help Leicester secure their fourth victory of the campaign. “When I saw him on the ground I said ‘Oh my God it is a bad injury’ because James never stays down – I asked the physio, but he was very stable and he continued to play,” Ranieri said. “He is in a great moment and the the strikers live for this kind of moment – now everything he does is gold. “It is not only important scoring goals, his performance is important, how he and Okazaki pressed during all the match. This kind of pressing recharges their team-mates behind them and that is important.” Vardy was bundled over in the penalty area by Sebastien Bassong after 26 minutes and referee Mark Clattenburg had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Vardy dusted himself down to step up and convert his seventh goal of the campaign – the same number Liverpool have scored so far this term. For Norwich manager Alex Neil, whose side were unbeaten in their last three outings heading into Saturday’s match, there were no complaints. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says everything Jamie Vardy touches is turning to gold after the England striker continued his impressive goalscoring streak at Norwich on Saturday. Vardy has now scored in five successive Barclays Premier League games after he won and converted a penalty in the first half for the visitors in their 2-1 victory. Jeffrey Schlupp doubled Leicester’s advantage moments after the interval before Norwich substitute Dieumerci Mbokani pulled one back for the hosts with a little over 20 minutes remaining. “I am disappointed for the players today because I thought they let themselves down in the first 45 minutes and did not play anywhere near their standards,” he said. “If I am being honest I don’t think it was too much about Leicester – I thought they played their part really well for them – but we did not look as sharp as we have been. “The front guys were starved of possession. We did not move the ball quickly enough and if you have too many of your players not playing the way they can then that is going to cause you issues, and that certainly happened in the first half.” Press Associationlast_img read more


Former Wales and Arsenal defender John Roberts dies aged 69

first_img Press Association Double winner John Roberts has died at the age of 69, his former club Arsenal have announced. The Wales defender played for Swansea and Northampton before joining Arsenal in 1969 and spent more than three years in north London. Roberts featured 18 times in Arsenal’s historic 1970-71 campaign when the Gunners became only the second team in the modern era to complete the league and FA Cup double. center_img In all, Roberts made 81 appearances for Arsenal before joining Division One rivals Birmingham in 1972. He went on to p lay for Wrexham and Hull before retiring in the early 1980s. Abercynon-born Roberts won 22 international caps and was part of the Wales squad which reached the quarter-finals of the 1976 European Championship. “Everyone at Arsenal Football Club was saddened to hear of the death of John Roberts,” said a statement on the official club website. “The thoughts of everyone at Arsenal are with John’s family and friends.” last_img read more


Senate Officials: Attorney Recommending Scott Israel be Reinstated Received Death Threat

first_imgThe lawyer hired by the Florida Senate who recommended suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel be reinstated has received a death threat, according to Florida Senate officials. Katie Betta, spokeswoman for Senate President Bill Galvano, said that Dudley Goodlette, the Naples lawyer who served as the “special master” in the Senate hearing on Israel’s suspension was threatened shortly after he made his recommendation last month.Goodlette concluded the shooting was a “culmination of individual failures,” and recommended the Florida Senate return Israel to his elected position atop the Broward Sheriff’s Office.“Sheriff Israel and the BSO are not blameless for the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas,” Goodlette wrote. “The evidence offered has not demonstrated that Sheriff Israel should be removed from office based on this incident,’’ Goodlette concluded.In the 34-page report, he repeatedly said that DeSantis’ attorneys had failed to prove that Israel had overseen institutional failures that led deputies to miss warning signs about the Parkland shooter and botch the response to the attack at the school.Israel was suspended in January by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who blamed the sheriff’s management for last year’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Israel appealed to the Senate, which has the power to investigate and reverse a governor’s suspension.Monday is the big day for the senate to vote on the magistrate’s recommendation to reinstate Israel as sheriff of Broward county after Governor DeSantis suspended him for his handling of the Parkland massacre.During a daylong meeting of the Senate Rules Committee scheduled for Oct. 21, the Republican-dominated committee will vote to support or reject Goodlette’s recommendation. The full Senate will then vote on Oct. 23 whether to permanently remove Israel or reinstate him.After the death threat, Betta said Galvano directed the Senate sergeant at arms to alert the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and is now coordinating with Capitol Police “to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and Senators attending meetings” related to the case. FDLE said it was working with the Collier County Sheriff, which has opened an investigation into the threat to Goodlette. After he suspended Israel, Governor DeSantis appointed Gregory Tony as the new sheriff of Broward County. Israel says regardless of the outcome in the senate next week, he is still running against Tony to get his job back as sheriff in 2020. Broward county residents voted for Scott Israel to be their sheriff twice.last_img read more


WG baseball defeats C-NS twice, stays unbeaten

first_imgFrom there, Paige and DelVecchio traded zeroes for a while, working quickly as, twice, the Wildcats saw rallies killed by line drives that turned into double plays.So it stayed 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth, when Jake DePalma doubled,m R.J. Murphy singled and, with nobody out, Luis Suarez’s grounder produced another double play – but brought DePalma home.In the top of the sixth, C-NS nearly got Paige as Nate Geloff drew the game’s only walk, went to second on an error and was on third following a flyout. Tags: BaseballWest Genesee All through its 5-0 start, the West Genesee baseball team understood that things would get a lot tougher once it started playing three-game series, one each week, against its SCAC Metro division rivals.First up was Cicero-North Syracuse, who were 5-1 following a trip to Myrtle Beach, but found it had no answer for junior right-hander Ryan Paige, who helped pitch the Wildcats past the Northstars 2-1 in last Monday’s series opener in Camillus.WG immediately got a 1-0 lead  in the bottom of the first inning as Nick Chemotti doubled and eventually scored on Joe Comins’ sacrifice fly. C-NS got even in the top of the second, Cole Rockwell singling home Justin DelVecchio.center_img But Nick Wieczorek’s shallow fly ball could not bring DelVecchio home, and Connor Gonzalski grounded out before Paige struck out the side in the top of the seventh, giving him 10 strikeouts for the afternoon against just three hits allowed.A day later, at the Gillette Road complex, the second game nearly mirrored the first, with WG scoring in the first inning and C-NS tying it in the second before the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead in the fifth.Here, though, the path diverted, with the Northstars tying it once more late in the game. And it stayed 2-2 until rains halted the contest, leaving it to finish this Wednesday afternoon.It was dry last Thursday for the second full game between West Genesee and C-NS, and in this one the Wildcats again kept the Northstars’ bats relatively quiet, earning a 4-1 victory.Nick Jessen pitched for WG, and after giving up a first-inning run when Drew Bristow doubled and scored on DelVecchio’s single, Jessen blanked C-NS the rest of the way, overcoming six hit and two walks by constantly getting out of troublePatient at the plate, the Wildcats pulled even, 1-1, in the third, and scored twice off C-NS starter Noah Wieczorek in the bottom of the fourth, adding an insurance run in the fifth.DePalma and Tyler Kensey led the WG hitters, getting two hits apiece as DePalma, Paige and Chris Bonacci earned one RBI apiece.So the Wildcats would enter another series on Monday at NBT Bank Stadium, this one against Liverpool, before its long-awaited series against Baldwinsville next week as the 2018 sectional Class AA finalists reunite.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more


Former Syracuse standouts Bono, Thomas find same MLS home in 1st round of SuperDraft

first_imgFormer Syracuse standouts Alex Bono and Skylar Thomas were both taken by Toronto FC in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft, with Bono going No. 6 and Thomas No. 11.Bono was the first goalkeeper off the board, and his selection is the earliest any Syracuse player has been drafted into the league. Thomas was the third defender taken behind Southern Illinois-Edwardsville’s Matt Polster and North Carolina State’s Clement Simonin. Both are the first two first-round picks SU has had in the draft’s 15-year history.The two former Orange are the first two players from SU drafted since forward Kyle Hall in 2009 and they’ll reunite in Toronto after stellar 2014 campaigns. Bono, who is currently in California training with the U.S. Men’s National Team, was the first SU player to be named a first-team All-American in more than 60 years. Thomas anchored one of the best defenses in the country and scored game-winning goals against Virginia and Boston College.Former Syracuse left back Jordan Murrell wasn’t among the 42 players selected in the first two rounds, but is likely to be taken in either round three or four on Jan. 20. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm Contact Matt: | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


O’Neill ran out of time to show improvement

first_imgThe stare was telling.It was the second half of a blowout home loss at the hands of Minnesota in early December.  USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, sitting courtside, wasn’t so much watching what was happening on the court but staring, fixated on USC coach Kevin O’Neill, who frantically paced the Galen Center sidelines.The Trojans, again already under .500, were down, trailing the Golden Gophers by double digits as O’Neill scrambled to find the right combination of players to put on the floor. At times, he’d play two 7-footers at once, opting to insert centers Dewayne Dedmon and Omar Oraby into the lineup simultaneously. Or he’d go with a smaller lineup, playing the 6-foot-6 UC Irvine transfer Eric Wise at power forward.And as O’Neill scrambled to find something that could re-energize his group, Haden continued to stare.You sensed this was an evaluation that wasn’t going all that well and Haden was waiting for something, anything, to flip a switch.Would it be that right combination of players? Would it be a restructured scheme or a new offensive attack? Maybe a few extra rosaries might do the trick.No matter —the combinations never clicked. USC hasn’t turned its season around. And now, just more than a month later, O’Neill, in his fourth season with the program, is out of a job, fired Monday morning following an announcement from the school. He was 48-65 since being hired in June 2009.The program really just never got on track.Over his tenure, O’Neill offered a variety of explanations why things never did click. In year one, it was a self-imposed postseason ban in the wake of NCAA violations related to former guard O.J. Mayo. Year three, it was the rash of season-derailing injuries. By year four, it was a need for more time to help a team composed largely of transfers — a team dubbed the “Second-Chance Kids” — to gel.No matter how sensible or credible each reason proved to be, USC never got it done with O’Neill at the helm. His team’s performance was never at a sufficient level and so, as many expected, he faced dismissal.Under O’Neill’s watch, the Trojans ranked last among schools from the “power six” conferences, which includes the ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, in points per game and was second to last in winning percentage, according to ESPN Stats & Info. That includes a school single-season worst for losses with 26 a year ago.Even for USC, which doesn’t carry much of a decorated history when it comes to men’s basketball, that’s not good enough. And at 7-10 overall this season, with nine losses in the last 13 games, there wasn’t much indication the future was any brighter. So why postpone the inevitable?“As the season progressed, it became evident to me that we needed new leadership in our men’s basketball program,” Haden said in a statement released Monday.That’s all that needs to be said.This isn’t about being fair to a coach or about giving him more time and more chances. Look, the foremost reason head coaches get more time to begin with is to increase a sample size and thus give athletic administrators like Haden more time to properly evaluate their performance. He’s had that.By now, do you think Haden needs more time to assess the program and a coach who has been on the sidelines for more than 400 college basketball games and 113 with USC?Since the 2011 Pac-10 tournament, USC has mirrored a sinking ship — pardon the cliché. Following a 14-point win over California in the quarterfinals, O’Neill was involved in an altercation with a University of Arizona booster in a Downtown Los Angeles hotel lobby. The next day, he was suspended for the remainder of the tournament. USC would lose its semifinal game to Arizona and later its opening round NCAA tournament contest against Virginia Commonwealth. Since that altercation, USC is 13-38.Whatever momentum the Trojans had — winning six of their last seven games following the opening-round victory over the Golden Bears — vanished. The program has yet to recover. It hasn’t felt the same since.By this point, it’s not about being fair to O’Neill. It’s about being fair to the boosters, to alumni, to students, to fans. It’s about being fair to the players, to the program, to a $147 million, on-campus arena that opened just seven years ago.This day was coming. Everyone knew it. Haden’s had ample time to assess O’Neill and the report card — fair or unfair — wasn’t up to par. He didn’t pass the evaluation. Such is the business.If USC considers itself a big-time college basketball program, it might as well act like one. It did Monday. Its coach wasn’t winning — not enough anyway. So it severed ties. It’s that simple. Good for Pat Haden and good for USC.Correction: The story incorrectly stated that Kevin O’Neill coached “more than 1,000 college basketball games.” It should have stated “more than 400 college basketball games.”“The 19th Hole” runs  Mondays. To comment on this article emailJoey at or visit dailytrojan.comlast_img read more


Dinh hitting her stride in sophomore campaign

first_imgFor the Wisconsin women’s golf team, a rising star has begun to shine bright.Redshirt sophomore Kimberly Dinh earned a first-place finish in the BYU Entrada Classic March 19. Dinh finished with 216 strokes at even par to edge-out the second-place finisher, teammate and junior Kris Yoo, to earn her first individual collegiate title.Following her winning performance in St. George, Utah, Dinh was given Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors March 20.“It is definitely a boost knowing I can play well and compete and win a college tournament,” Dinh said. “It’s just given me a lot of confidence going into these next couple tournaments that we have knowing I can put up numbers consistently.”Entering the final round, Dinh was already in prime position to win the tournament. She led the field after posting a 70 and 72 in the first two rounds of play – a career-best 18-hole and 36-hole performance.Dinh finished the last 18 holes at two-over par, earning two birdies in the round to seal in her top-place finish.“My putting was a lot better that week,” Dinh said. “A few days before we left, I made a minor adjustment in my putting set up and so I saw some puts go.”Assistant coach Katie Elliott watched the young Badger battle the pressure with confidence and skill, seeing Dinh utilize her rigorous preparation and capitalize on her biggest asset: her short-game.“She just knew where she wanted to hit the ball and she was able to. If she got herself in trouble she got out of it and made some really good putts,” Elliott said. “She hit the ball pretty well throughout the course of the week, and, a lot of times, it comes down to the short game.”For Dinh, the personal victory was met with excitement, but in her eyes, the success was, most importantly, a push in the standings for the team towards a successful finish.Her performance helped seal Wisconsin’s first team tournament title of the season. The top-10 finishes by Dinh, Yoo and senior Lindsay Danielson propelled UW atop second place finisher Minnesota by just six strokes.After completing her final putt, Dinh knew she had a successful outing but with Minnesota on the team’s tail, the excitement was overshadowed with the tension of waiting for the rest of the field to finish.“I was trying to stay calm because we knew Minnesota was making a run. And then after we finished we didn’t know what the team standings were so it was really exciting but nerve wracking at the same time as we waited for the rest of the girls to come in and see how things would shake out in terms of the team win,” Dinh said.After redshirting her first year, Dinh played in eight of Wisconsin’s 10 tournaments last season but found herself competing each week to travel with the team.This season she has competed in all 15 tournaments, scoring in 11, and with the recent top-place finish, she has proven her ability to be a regular competitor for the Badgers.“It is really encouraging more than anything. She is a player that came into our program and has really just worked her way up,” Elliott said. “Initially when she came in she was fighting week-in and week-out for a spot and now she has started to solidify that spot a little more.”Following the successful tournament, the team finished tied for 13th in the Briar Creek Invitational – Dinh finished tied for 63rd at 24-over par – with tough course conditions and heavy wind plaguing the competition.Elliott believes her team is heading in the right direction but needs to continue working on controlling the ball, especially in adverse conditions. Dinh also noted while her putting remains a reliable asset, managing her play and minimizing mistakes will be crucial moving forward.“Kim is definitely a leader on the team. Academically, she is extremely bright and works really hard. She is out there practicing day-in and day-out,” Elliott said. “She is just one of those kids that has the right mentality and work ethic. It is really exciting to see, and I think her teammates really enjoy seeing that too.”Dinh and the rest of the Wisconsin squad will look to bring their recent success to Dallas for the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitation this coming weekend.last_img read more