Bekasi flood victims demand action from property developer, administration

first_imgThe residents, grouped under the Harapan Indah Housing Forum, demanded three things, according to their press release on Sunday. First, they demanded the developer PT Hasana Damai Putra Group and the Bekasi administration take responsibility for the flooding that caused material and other damages. Second, they demanded the developer carry out mitigation efforts against future flooding. Finally they asked for the administration to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the housing projects built by the developer, especially with regard to drainage.  The housing forum claimed that the drainage did not work optimally, allegedly due to bad planning and the absence of a sluice system, for which the developer was at fault. There was an apparent difference between the conditions on Jl. Nusa Indah and Jl. Garden Indah, because of the failures of Hasana Damai as a developer, the press release claimed. Since the start of the year there have already been three floods, which have claimed two lives as a result of electrocution.The negligence of the administration was also highlighted in the housing forum’s demands given the recurring nature of the flooding, which led residents to feel that the administration had failed to create a safe and comfortable living space. (ydp) Flood victims in Bekasi, West Java, are demanding that property developers and the Bekasi administration take responsibility for floods at the weekend in several neighborhood units and to carry out mitigation efforts to prevent future incidents. The heavy rainfall on Saturday night and Sunday morning inundated four neighborhood units at the Harapan Indah Housing on Jl. Nusa Indah. The flooding, up to a depth of around 1.2 meters, killed one, cut off electricity and forced a number of people, especially the elderly and families with young children, to evacuate as late as Sunday night. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Kim Jong Un mystery grows with reports of train, medical team

first_imgAny leadership change in North Korea could increase the threat of instability on China’s border and raise questions about control of the country’s expanding nuclear arsenal. Kim has also been central to US President Donald Trump’s so far unsuccessful efforts to get him to reduce his weapons stockpile.The mystery sent journalists, diplomats and non-proliferation experts scouring satellite images, state news outlets and unverified social media feeds for clues about Kim. The hashtag #kimjongundead was the among the top subjects trending globally Saturday on Twitter. The name of his younger sister Kim Yo Jong — a potential successor — was also trending in the US.Kim similarly disappeared from state media for six weeks in 2014, prompting speculation that he had been sidelined by gout, an ankle injury or was even overthrown in a coup. He subsequently showed up walking with a cane during a visit to a new residential block.The presence of Kim’s train in Wonsan, about 230 kilometers (140 miles) east of Pyongyang and the site of a palatial family compound, potentially fits with the South Korean account. Under Kim, Wonsan has seen a building boom for tourism facilities and lodgings for the state’s elite. The area has been a hotbed for missile tests, which are easy for Kim to view when he’s at the family compound.The train, which Kim took to his failed summit with Trump in Hanoi, arrived at a nearby railway station on or before April 21, 38 North wrote, citing satellite imagery. The train was spotted again at the station on April 23, and appeared to be repositioned for departure.North Korea’s eastern coast saw a burst of military activity on April 14, including cruise missile tests and fighter jet maneuvers, that at the time appeared to be timed to coincide with South Korean parliamentary elections. The next day, Kim was absent from events marking his grandfather’s birthday, known as the Day of the Sun and North Korea’s most politically significant holiday.Kim was similarly missing from events Saturday marking the anniversary of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army, although he also didn’t attend the events last year.A delegation led by a senior member of the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department — which manages relations with North Korea — departed Beijing on Thursday, Reuters said, adding it wasn’t able to immediately determine what the trip signaled about Kim’s health. Officials with the US National Security Council declined to comment on Saturday.Speculation about Kim’s condition accelerated after Seoul-based news site Daily NK, reported April 20 that the North Korean leader was recovering from surgery, citing one unidentified person inside the country. CNN reported a short time later that Kim was in “grave danger.”Trump has since said he believed the CNN report was “incorrect,” saying he heard “they used old documents.”Topics : The latest developments shed little immediate light about the 36-year-old ruler, who US officials said they were told had been in critical condition after cardiovascular surgery. Kim — a heavy smoker who has gained considerable weight since taking power in 2011 — hasn’t appeared in state media for two weeks, and missed the April 15 birthday celebrations for his late grandfather, state founder Kim Il Sung, for the first time.State media Rodong Sinmun newspaper’s front page on Monday carried a story of Kim Jong Un expressing “gratitude” toward his construction workers in Wonsan-Kalma, a tourist beach resort zone that the leader has made one of his signature projects.Another report from KCNA on Monday said Kim sent a message of greeting earlier that day to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, but it’s not unusual for state media to report on activities associated with the leader during an absence from the public.The episode renews longstanding questions about the stability of a regime built on iron-fisted authority and a cult of personality for Kim, who has no known successor. Health scares have been a common occurrence over the years, and the leader’s medical condition is a closely guarded subject in one of the world’s most secretive states. Speculation about Kim Jong Un’s health intensified over the weekend after tantalizing — yet unverified — reports about a visit by a Chinese medical team and movements of the North Korean leader’s armored train.China sent a team including doctors and senior diplomats to advise its neighbor and longtime ally, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing three people familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, a train resembling one long used by North Korean rulers was parked last week near a coastal leadership compound in Wonsan, according to an analysis of satellite imagery released Sunday by the website 38 North. A prominent South Korea adviser also rejected the notion that Kim was ailing or dead. “Our government position is firm,” Moon Chung-in, a foreign policy adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, told CNN. “He has been staying in the Wonsan area since April 13” with “no suspicious movements” detected. South Korea’s Unification Ministry on Monday reiterated a government assessment made last week that there has been no unusual movement spotted inside North Korea.last_img read more

A Paradise Point home with attention to detail

first_imgThis brand new duplex at 23B Teal Avenue in Paradise Point, Queensland boasts some stunning finishes suited to those looking for luxury living.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenOpen plan living at its finest!01:44The $995,000 duplex was designed by Zephyr and Stone and built by Luxbuilt.Some of the design elements to pay attention to include the 3m kitchen island with a premium Laminam porcelain bench top and well-appointed breakfast bar.The kitchen boasts porcelain bench tops. Picture:’s also stylish wall panelling throughout the home, which is one of the most striking features as well as custom built-in cabinetry for ample storage.One of the best rooms in the house is the master bedroom and ensuite.The bedroom has wall to wall sheers, stylish pendant lighting and a timber panelled feature wall that acts as a room divider between the bedroom and walk-in wardrobe.The master bedroom is light-filled and features wool carpet and pendant lights. Picture: super luxe ensuite boasts twin showers and vanities, under-floor heating and a Carrara marble splashback.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe ensuite has twin showers and marble splash back. Picture: new owner will also be able to enjoy the balmy Paradise Point weather across two outdoor entertaining areas that come complete with timber decking, hanging chairs and a low maintenance garden.The median house price in Paradise Point is $1.1 million and the annual growth rate for units is 3.8%.As for the location, the home is just 500m from the cafe and restaurant precinct and the harbour is an equally short distance, which means there’s not much need for a car here.last_img read more

Government Allocates £62m for Flood Defenses in England

first_imgEnvironment Secretary Theresa Villiers announced Tuesday, 10 September, a new round of flood defense investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defenses, reported the Environment Agency.The extra funding is in addition the government’s commitment to invest a record £2.6 billion over six years up to 2021 to better protect 300,000 homes across the country.Funding will support the development of 11 projects in the Northern Powerhouse, including seven in Yorkshire, four in Cumbria and Lancashire and two in the North East.£19m is set to go to Calder Valley, where the Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Brighouse schemes will be developed. Communities in Yorkshire will also receive additional funding with more money for the Tadcaster Flood Alleviation Scheme and additional funding for defenses at Sowerby Bridge.Cumbria and Lancashire are due to receive the second largest amount of funding, with £22.8m now available to support four flood projects in Kendal, Egremont, Flimby and Preston and South Ribble.This round of funding will also allocate £6.3m to projects outside of the Northern Powerhouse, in Essex and Lincolnshire.The Environment Agency has completed construction of more than 500 new flood and coastal erosion schemes since April 2015, better protecting over 195,000 and thousands of businesses.last_img read more

Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash

first_imgBusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash by: – July 18, 2018 Share Share In this May 18, 2018 file photo, Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s government dismissed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 accusations from Global Air that human error is to blame for the accident, saying it is too early in the investigation. (Photo: AP)HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident.An investigative commission said in a statement read on state TV that it has not completed its analysis of “many factors” that could have contributed to the May 18 crash. “For that reason, any assertion about the possible causes that caused the fatal accident is premature.”Mexican airline Global Air said in a statement Monday that the pilots of the Boeing 737 took off at too steep of an angle before the aircraft crashed near the runway of the international airport in Havana.The May 18 accident killed 112 people and was one of the worst aviation disasters in Cuban history.Global Air, which also operates under the name Damojh Airlines, said that it recreated the flight using the black boxes and a simulator as it seeks to restore its operating license in Mexico.Mexico’s civil aviation authority said it is still conducting its own analysis and has not issued a finding. Tweetcenter_img Share 187 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Damon Webster, 83

first_imgDamon J. Webster, 83, of Benham passed away at 1:55pm Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born near Vevay in Switzerland County on February 1, 1933 the son of Melvin and Edna Scudder Webster. He was married to Carrie Mildred Meisberger on April 17, 1953 and Millie, his wife of 63 years survives. Other survivors include one brother Merrell (Jerri) Webster of Olean; one sister Martha Burress Riley of Osgood, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Webster was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served in Germany with the 2nd Infantry Regiment as a driver. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Army of Occupation (Germany) Medal. In civilian life Mr. Webster was a farmer and bricklayer, working for Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction in Batesville. Damon was proud of the many buildings he had worked on, among them being the Aurora School and the Osgood Post Office. On October 4, 1993 while working on his combine Damon lost his left hand in an accident. Despite this handicap and challenge he soon resumed his work on the farm. Damon was a 50 year member of the Bricklayers Local and was also a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 11th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. David Jolly officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Leicester City ask PSG to pay €55m for Super Eagles midfielder

first_img Loading… English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigeria international has caught the eye of PSG chief Leonardo, who raided Everton last summer for Idrissa Gueye. Now he wants Ndidi as he seeks to further overhaul PSG’s midfield.Advertisement And ESPN says the Foxes aren’t shutting the door on a sale – so long as PSG are willing to meet their €55m assessment. read also:Leicester boss: Ndidi, Iheanacho, others deserve Champions League chance For his part, Ndidi stated just this week he wished to stay with Leicester: “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing OK here, so no need to go anywhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

The Scene Kid: New Professor Music might be ‘The World’s Greatest Record Company’

first_img(Eliza Glover | Daily Trojan) This semester really is looking up.  “Ambrosia, dish of the gods,” Tucker sings angelically, describing the dessert pictured on the single’s cover art. I played that song over and over for weeks. I showed it to my friends every chance I got, often quieting the conversation for them to ask, “What song is this?” or “Who is this?” As time passed, I would still ask, “Have I showed you Rosie Tucker?” To which they would reply, “Yeah, you already did.” I must have sounded like a broken record but I really was obsessed with that track.  Luckily, this semester has been treating me far better. I have a better grip on my personal, artistic and career goals. Music-wise, I’ve experienced a similar upswing: I’ve discovered so many new, incredible artists. I’m excited about music again. And it all started with Rosie Tucker. Their lyrics are not shallow, not just about sex, drugs and power like much of rock ‘n’ roll. Frontwoman Devin Davis sings, “I never wanted company / Then welcomed almost anything / I always wanted empathy / I feel it now” in “Empathy,” one of my favorite tracks by the band showcasing the emotional depth that coexists with their harder sound. [Their next concert is with Citizen and Wicca Phase Spring Eternal (emos, let me hear you!), and I could not be more upset about the fact that it is sold out. Consider this a shout into the world asking if anyone has a spare ticket.] Tucker’s singing is strong and smooth, almost ringing like a bell. An electric guitar echoes behind them, Tucker’s voice floating above the even strumming. As the verse turns to the pre-chorus, the melody escalates, growing with tension. When the chorus begins, I feel like I am passing through a tunnel, snapping out of the darkness into a calm, embracing light. In the midst of fall’s whirlwind, I fell out of touch with new music. My listening habits fell into a bit of a rut, relying on artists or albums I already knew. Of course, I sought out new music my favorite artists dropped. But when I’m not discovering new artists or genres that excite me with their innovation or novelty, I feel like my music taste is stagnant. So many talented people exist in the world, and I know they’re always out there making new stuff. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find it. Perhaps I just wasn’t doing a good job digging. Fiona Pestana is a junior writing about Los Angeles’ local music scene. Her column,“The Scene Kid,” runs every other Thursday. My favorite track of theirs is “‘Listen to Your Heart.’ ‘No.’.” The chorus is a conversation, as insinuated by the title, bouncing between good advice and complete dismissal of said advice. “Listen to your heart (no) / Keep on keeping on (no) / Just say ‘no’ to drugs (no) / Eat a healthy lunch (no)” is just the beginning of this back-and-forth. I find the playful pessimism self-aware and endearing. center_img Cheekface was the second artist from New Professor that I thoroughly explored. Its doodle-y album art features speech bubbles, obsolete technology and junk food. This quirkiness is also present in the indie-rock trio’s music itself, complete with talk-singing and the perfect amount of cowbell.  I was lost in a hole of Spotify playlists when I stumbled upon one dedicated to indie music: “Fresh Finds: Index.” At the time, Tucker’s song “Ambrosia” was the first song on the list. I pressed play and continued mindlessly scrolling through the app until Tucker started to sing. The band’s name reminds me of Ramona Flowers, a character from “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” which reminds me of the movie’s soundtrack that could very well feature the songs by Ramonda Hammer. The band’s female-fronted rock sound fits the movie’s tone perfectly.  I’m grateful that I was ushered back into the world of discovering amazing, up-and-coming musicians by a local, consistently solid record label like New Professor. Its artist roster represents a variety of identities and musical genres, and it provides a platform for otherwise underrepresented people. I also appreciate New Professor’s dedication to the local L.A. art scene, signing smaller artists because the label believes in their music. And New Professor never skimps on quality; I haven’t listened to an artist from the label that I haven’t liked. After diving into Cheekface’s discography, I continued my journey through New Professor’s artist roster with the band Ramonda Hammer. Like what I have experienced with Hayley Williams from Paramore and Emily Haines from Metric, this group inspires me to wear thick black eyeliner, stomp on hearts and whip my hair while playing the electric guitar.  Last semester felt so chaotic. When discussing the Fall 2019 with my friends, we remember nothing but a blur of moving in, tailgating football games we never attended, taking midterms we didn’t have time to study for and getting through all the messy personal drama that filled in the gaps between those. It seems the stress I felt at the time was shared (and, I’ll admit, the retrospective solidarity is nice).  My research continued, leading me to Tucker’s record label, New Professor Music. The label claims to be “The World’s Greatest Record Company,” a superlative that makes me smile with its innocent confidence. Based in L.A., the label includes artists like Cheekface, Ramonda Hammer and other artists that have not released music or toured recently.  Hooked, I started to look up Tucker online. I learned that they are based in Los Angeles, once held a residency at the Bootleg Theater and have performed with the likes of Soccer Mommy and Remo Drive. last_img read more

Stopping Porter serves as Syracuse’s biggest challenge as Orange looks for revenge against Georgetown

first_imgWhen Syracuse fell to Georgetown 57-46 on Feb. 23 in the Carrier Dome, the bulk of the responsibility went to Otto Porter. The Hoyas’ forward terrorized the Orange’s defense, knocking down shots from all over the floor.Porter had a huge game in front of 35,012 fans, and is going to look to have the same type of performance on Saturday at the Verizon Center.And since that game in the Carrier Dome, Porter hasn’t really slowed down. He’s averaging 25 points in his last four contests. Georgetown is 3-1 in that span, with the loss coming in a surprising upset defeat against Villanova.Here’s a look at Porter’s performances in his last four games:February 23: Georgetown 57, Syracuse 46AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFG-FGA: 3-of-123FG-3FGA: 5-10Points: 33Rebounds: 8Steals: 5Minutes: 40February 27: Georgetown 79, Connecticut 78 2OTFG-FGA: 7-123FG-3FGA: 3-4Points: 22Rebounds: 5Steals: 1Minutes: 49March 3: Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51FG-FGA: 6-123FG-3FGA: 1-2Points: 28Rebounds: 8Steals: 4Minutes: 40March 6: Villanova 67, Georgetown 57FG-FGA: 6-163FG-3FGA: 2-9Points: 17Rebounds: 4Steals: 1Minutes: 39 Comments Published on March 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

LA City Council Member speaks on past experiences

first_imgThe event was organized by USC Professor Philip Ethington, the faculty master of New Residential College. After dinner, Price spoke about his experiences in public service and his agenda for the 9th district before taking questions from students.“You don’t get into politics to get rich,” Price said. “You have to be in it for the right reasons, and genuinely care about the community.”Born and raised in Los Angeles, Price graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, Calif. where he served as the student body president and said he was encouraged by his parents to be engaged and involved as a student. He spent a year at San Francisco State University — a hotbed for political activism in the late 1960s — before attending junior college and eventually transferring to Stanford University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. From there, Price went on to Santa Clara University where he earned a law degree.The city council member said he was always attracted to politics and community engagement and had planned to join the Carter administration through its office of international trade. After Carter lost the 1980 presidential election to Ronald Reagan, however, those ambitions were cut short. Nevertheless, Price still moved to the capitol and spent several years working in the telecommunications industry during a period of rapid growth of satellite technology.Eventually, he moved back to Los Angeles and began his political career after defeating an incumbent council member in his home city of Inglewood, Calif. and worked his way up to the State Senate when he was encouraged to run for the seat in the 9th district. Since assuming office in July 2013, Price said his focus has been on the economic revitalization of the district and the restoration of civil services.“We had people who couldn’t go out in their backyard because trash was piled so high in the alleyway,” Price said. “How can you live like that?”He noted that as part of the “Clean and Green” initiative, over 1000 tons of debris have been removed from around the district, the equivalent of 20 garbage trucks.“We want to encourage people to rely on civic services, and ensure that those services are being delivered,” he said.He also spoke about his efforts to attract new businesses to the district, including a new shopping center at Central Avenue and Slauson Avenue, the first new center in 50 years. In addition, he said he has been working to revitalize parts of the district, such as Central Avenue, that have historical and cultural significance for jazz in particular.“The district is open for business, but not business as usual,” Price said.The 9th district encompasses a large portion of South Los Angeles, including LA Live and USC. Price said it was important for the university, the largest private employer in the area, to take an active role in improving the community.He said that USC is a “tremendous economic engine” and can be a resource for the community at large, urging the university to do the same work it does in the surrounding area “across the freeway.”“I’m not too worried about USC and LA Live, they can take care of themselves,” Price said. “I’m worried about the people on 48th and Broadway.”Students in attendance enjoyed the candid nature of the discussion.“I really liked how intimate it was,” said Sam Deutsch, a freshman majoring in political economy. “You could feel that he really cares about the community, which is nice to hear from a politician.”Andrew Morris, a freshman majoring in cognitive science and mathematics, enjoyed how he touched on the surrounding community.“I was glad that he spoke about the hopelessness that people in the district have felt,” Morris said. “As USC students, we aren’t really faced with that unless we cross the street.” Curren D. Price Jr., Los Angeles city council member for the 9th district, dined with and spoke to students at the Harris Dining Hall Tuesday evening about his political career.People’s man · Los Angeles city council member Curren D. Price Jr. discussed his experiences in government with students on Tuesday. – Min Haeng Cho | Daily Trojanlast_img read more