At least seven killed in Medan oil tanker fire

first_imgBhayangkara Police Hospital deputy head, Adj. Sr. Comr. Zulhairi, said the hospital had identified another body, without providing any further details.The hospital set up an emergency post to gather data on the victims from their relatives to help them identify the remaining bodies.“Those who fear that they might have lost a family member in the fire can submit their fingerprints, ID cards or diplomas [to the emergency post],” said Zulhairi.Previously, authorities confirmed 22 crew members were injured while several others were trapped in the oil tanker. The injured victims were immediately rushed to nearby hospitals.Witnesses said an explosion occurred on Monday morning when the ship was about to dock at the Waruna Shipyard in the port. A column of thick smoke began rising from the oil tanker at 8:30 a.m.Local authorities struggled to put out the resulting flames until 3 p.m. as the remaining oil stored in the ship’s hold had caught fire.The police are still investigating the cause of the blaze. (rfa)Topics : The authorities have confirmed that at least seven crew members were killed in a fire on board the crude oil tanker Jag Leela at Belawan Port in Medan, North Sumatra, on Monday morning.A search and rescue team recovered on Tuesday the bodies of seven crew members in several different parts of the ship, including on the deck.Indra, a member of the SAR team deployed to the scene, said the team had only managed to identify one of the recovered bodies. “Of the seven bodies we’ve found, only one has been immediately identified as Soewondo. The rest have been severely burned,” Indra told The Jakarta Post, adding that the victims were presumably trapped inside the ship during the fire.The SAR team has also been spraying water onto the ship to ensure the safety of the evacuation operation.North Sumatra Police spokesperson, Adj. Sr. Comr. MP Nainggolan, said the bodies of the seven victims had been transferred to the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in the city for identification. “The number of casualties may still increase as the search operation is still under way.”Read also: Crude oil tanker bursts into flames in Medan, injuring 22last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette’s incredible reaction to Arsenal’s disallowed goal against Crystal Palace

first_img Skip Ad Read More Read More About Connatix V67539 struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Read More by Metro Advertisement Advertisement 1 min. story Read More Coming Next Is Alexandre Lacazette captain material?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Alexandre Lacazette ‘likes’ Instagram post telling Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka to leave ArsenalMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop PLAY Alexandre Lacazette’s incredible reaction to Arsenal’s disallowed goal against Crystal Palace The striker celebrated wildly only for VAR to wipe out the goal (Picture: PalaceTV / YouTube)Despite Arsenal’s current malaise and the controversy surrounding Granit Xhaka, there is no shortage of passion at the club with fans praising Alexandre Lacazette’s reaction to the team’s disallowed goal on Sunday.The Gunners were mystified to see Sokratis’ effort ruled out late on against Crystal Palace, with VAR judging that Calum Chambers had tripped Luka Milivojevic just before a goal that would have seen Arsenal claim a 3-2 victory.While VAR has been criticised for not allowing fans and players to enjoy the moment, Lacazette certainly had no problems letting go after Sokratis’ strike.Watch Lacazette’s celebration from 9:48 onwards…ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 9:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link931Shares / 1/1 SPONSORED Read More Skip Top articles Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE While the rest of the squad chased after the Greek centre-back to celebrate with him, Lacazette grabbed the ball out of the net and booted it into the stands.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe then roared with delight at the home fans and started shadow boxing in an explosion of passion, fist-pumping to the crowd – though his joy was short-lived when VAR eventually intervened.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 CityDespite the disappointment of not winning – and the subsequent fallout of Xhaka telling supporters to ‘f*** off’ – Arsenal fans were full of praise for Lacazette showing so much passion for the club.With calls for Xhaka to be stripped of the captaincy, the Frenchman might even have made a case of his own for why he should wear the armband…Alexandre Lacazette’s reaction to Sokratis’ disallowed goal on Sunday. He gets it.— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 29, 2019 Video Settings Commentlast_img read more

Labrador sub-penthouse sells for $2.75 million

first_img1703/ 300 Marine Parade, Labrador. 1703/ 300 Marine Parade, Labrador sold for $2.75 millionA GOLD Coast buyer has bought a stunning Labrador sub-penthouse for $2.75 million.The property, in the Aqua building on Marine Parade, features marble, mirrors and a soaring atrium.It offers 360-degree ocean and hinterland views with plenty of space to entertain.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe four-bedroom residence also includes a billiard room, home theatre, fireplace, Zen retreat with plunge pool and basement parking for four cars. Ray White Broadbeach agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo marketed the property.The property went to auction in January but ended up selling after auction last month. 1703/ 300 Marine Parade, Labrador.center_img 1703/ 300 Marine Parade, Labrador.last_img read more

APF pitched as alternative to full merger for small Dutch sector schemes

first_imgSeveral small sector schemes are assessing their future viability, for example because their industry is shrinking.Recently, the €198m pension fund for the cigar-making sector joined BPL Pensioen, the €16.3bn pension fund for the agricultural sector. As the cigar scheme’s funding was higher than that of BPL Pensioen, its participants received an additional indexation.Versteegt said a merger could be difficult if a funding of a smaller scheme were lower.“It would be difficult to explain to participants that a merger would come with a rights discount,” he said. “This would often be a reason to refrain from joining another pension fund.”In Versteegt’s opinion, placing existing pension rights with an APF is legally possible, as accrued rights are no longer subject to the mandatory participation in sector schemes.“Further accrual can take place in the merger scheme, which has to extend its scope,” he said.According the director of Centraal Beheer APF, joining an APF could also be beneficial because, in the alternative case of a merger, the financial position of the “incoming scheme” could be negatively affected if the receiving pension fund had a larger proportion of women – who have a higher life expectancy – among its participants.“An APF pays a lot of attention to preventing such perverse solidarity,” he said.Another advantage of placing existing rights with an APF, according to Versteegt, would be that a pension fund does not have to sell assets straightaway, as is often the case when joining a sector scheme. “In particular with illiquid holdings, waiting for the right moment is often more in participants’ interest,” he noted.Versteegt acknowledged that pensions rights at different providers would complicate communication, but underlined that a better pension would offset this.“Many workers have accrued pension rights with several providers anyway,” he said.More than €4bn of Dutch pension assets have been transferred to the new general pension funds since July 2016, according to the Dutch regulator, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). APFs were introduced on 1 January 2016. DNB recently said it expected the number of Dutch schemes will drop to just over 200 following more consolidation. So far most of the consolidation has involved pension rights transferring to insurers or industry-wide schemes rather than pension funds joining APFs. The new Dutch pensions vehicle general pension fund (APF) could be an alternative for smaller sector schemes that are currently hesitating to join a larger industry scheme because of rights cuts in case of a funding difference, an APF director has argued.In a note, Yop Versteegt, director of business development at Centraal Beheer APF, suggested that existing rights could be placed with an APF, while new pensions accrual could take place at the merger scheme.“Industry-wide pension funds should look into this option as an alternative to a full merger,” said Versteegt.Splitting existing and future rights across an APF and a sector scheme, respectively, has not happened so far in the Netherlands.last_img read more

Ola Aina: Sarri ended my Chelsea career

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Torino fullback Ola Aina has admitted that he decided to leave Chelsea after a chat with former Blues manager Maurizio Sarri.Aina signed for Toro two years ago after Juventus coach Sarri’s appointment as Chelsea boss. He recalled: “He told me that I would have to go on loan because I would not have played.“During the market I had only received offers from the Championship but I wanted to play in the Premier League.“When Torino called me, I immediately accepted.”Asked about Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte, he said of his former Chelsea manager: “A great man, one of those who takes care of any aspect of the job, with all his technical staff.”Tags: ChelseaJuventusMaurizio SarriOlaoluwa Ainalast_img read more

Begovic ready for Blues challenge

first_imgAsmir Begovic believes he will develop as a goalkeeper after swapping Stoke for Chelsea. Press Association But Begovic, who will wear the number one jersey at Stamford Bridge, insists he will not be purely making up the numbers in Jose Mourinho’s Stamford Bridge regime as he now prepares to join up with his new team-mates ahead of their pre-season tour to the United States. “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea FC,” Begovic told the club’s official website. “After speaking at length to the manager, I feel like I can develop here and be an important part of this team. I am looking forward to meeting up with the team on Wednesday for the pre-season tour.’ Begovic also issued a statement via social media thanking everyone at Stoke for his five years with the club and is ready to challenge himself with the champions. ” I have loved my time at Stoke, but feel I had to take this opportunity for me to continue to develop and challenge myself as a player,” he said. “I am very proud of what we have achieved during my time at Stoke, and it has been a great team of players to work with. I wish you all the best for the season ahead.” Stoke, who signed experienced goalkeeper Shay Given last week, also have England international Jack Butland as an option to replace Begovic, with manager Hughes also bringing in Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel on loan. Capped 41 times by Bosnia, Begovic, who scored for Stoke against Southampton in 2013, has the experience and Premier League knowhow to challenge Courtois for the goalkeeping berth in Mourinho’s side. He replaces Cech, who left the Blues for London rivals Arsenal, and is the second summer arrival at Stamford Bridge following the loan signing of Monaco forward Radamel Falcao. center_img The 28-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the Premier League champions having been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for much of the summer after Petr Cech departed for Arsenal. The Bosnian established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper at the Britannia Stadium after joining from Portsmouth in 2010 but a move to Chelsea – where he will face a fight to displace the highly-rated Thibaut Courtois – could be seen by some as a strange decision. last_img read more

Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is set to be held this weekend at four gymnasiums around the city.The action begins when the Down East Family YMCA A boys’ team takes on Team Rust Buckets at 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, and concludes with the championship games Sunday, March 10. Games will be held at Ellsworth High School’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium, both Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School gyms and the DEFY gym.Last year, the DEFY boys’ team ended a 15-year title drought with a 5-1 record after beating Holden’s Holbrook School and Downeast Pride of Northfield and earning three wins over Brewer. On the girls’ side, the MDI A team beat Lubec and Glenburn and posted two wins each against Hampden and Houlton to win the championship.This year’s tournament will feature 20 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams. It will raise money for various charities throughout Hancock County.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

New head coach brings program-building vision to Ellsworth softball team

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Years after his playing career ended, one experience is driving Jake Hackett’s success as a high school coach.As a sophomore in 1994, Hackett joined the varsity football team at Sanford High School. At the time, the Redskins were in the midst of a stretch so abysmal that the program’s futility was close to becoming national news.Instead, a new head coach, Mike Fallon, sold Hackett and the rest of Sanford’s sophomore players on building the once-proud program from the ground up to restore it to its former glory. Improving bit by bit with each season, the team went from Class A bottom-feeders to one of Maine’s top football programs. In 1998, two seasons after Hackett graduated, Sanford claimed its first state championship in 39 years.“We were almost on ESPN for the longest losing streak in Maine high school football history,” Hackett said. “We went from 33 straight losses to winning games and getting better year after year. To be part of those teams where you were building up the program, that was a really fun experience.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSince then, Hackett has made his former coach’s philosophy his own. Now, he’ll do so as head coach of an Ellsworth softball team that’s already established itself as a consistent program in the Class B North ranks. Ellsworth head softball coach Jake Hackett instructs Isabelle Perry during practice April 1 at Ellsworth High School. Prior to coming to Ellsworth, Hackett played in several men’s slow-pitch softball leagues and was the athletic director and head baseball coach at Greenville High School. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth head softball coach Jake Hackett oversees practice alongside team manager Makayla Fishburn on April 1 at Ellsworth High School. Hackett said his coaching philosophy stems from his days as a Sanford High School football player. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth’s Abby Moon (left) and Trinity Montigny get into fielding position as head coach Jake Hackett hits the ball during high school softball practice April 1 at Ellsworth High School. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL123PreviousNextHackett began coaching at Ellsworth as an assistant for the girls’ soccer team in 2016 and took over the JV softball team when the former head coach, Dottie Cameron, replaced the retired Rick Roberts at the varsity level in early 2017. Earlier this year, Hackett was named to Cameron’s post after the latter took an assistant coaching position at Colby College.Prior to his time at Ellsworth, Hackett played men’s slow-pitch softball and was athletic director and head baseball coach at Greenville High School. At Greenville, Hackett entered his first season at the helm with a major rebuilding job ahead of him as the baseball team was looking at an untenable roster of just seven players.Yet Hackett convinced five more players to come out for Greenville, which ultimately made the playoffs that season. By his fourth season, the Lakers had 25 players, enough to field a JV team for the first time in 25 years.“My style of coaching is definitely that program-building style,” Hackett said. “Everywhere I’ve been, the goal has been getting numbers to grow by getting people involved and keeping them active.”At Ellsworth, which has a student body seven times larger than Greenville’s 2015-16 enrollment of just 67 students, that task is set to be a much easier one. The school has had healthy numbers across all spring sports in recent seasons, and its successes on the softball diamond have included playoff wins over the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds the past two years.“When the playoffs come around, we’re always playing our hardest,” Ellsworth senior Mackenzie Chipman said. “Those big games always bring out the best in us.”Chipman is entering her third season as a pitcher for the varsity team after splitting starts with Sammy Mason in 2017 and taking over the No. 1 starting spot last year. Sara Shea, the Eagles’ No. 2 pitcher last year, will be back in the circle as well. Ellsworth’s Sara Shea uses a training bat during high school softball practice April 1 at Ellsworth High School. Shea led the Eagles in hits (24) and batting average in the regular season last year. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth’s Isabelle Perry makes contact during high school softball practice April 1 at Ellsworth High School. Perry is one of six seniors on this year’s Ellsworth team. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth sophomore Kayla Duhaime catches during high school softball practice April 1 at Ellsworth High School. Duhaime batted .381 last year and led the Eagles in RBIs with 16. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLMembers of the Ellsworth softball team pose for a team photo before practice April 2 at Ellsworth High School. The Eagles will begin the 2019 regular season on the road against George Stevens Academy at 4:30 p.m. April 18. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL1234PreviousNextElsewhere, Ellsworth will be rebuilding its infield after losing Katelynn Bagley, Shelby Cote, Hannah Sargent and Mariah Young from last year’s squad. Those players also made up the heart of the Eagles’ batting order last season, though Ellsworth still has three strong hitters returning in Shea (.436 batting average and 24 hits last year, both team bests), Kayla Duhaime (.381 with 16 RBIs) and Katie Hammer (.306).“Finding the right batting lineup is definitely going to be different this year because we lost three or four power hitters,” Hammer said. “In the infield, we have to replace everybody [from last year]. … It’s going to take a lot to see who can play the positions the best and get the job done for the team.”Hackett has stressed the importance of strong hitting in Ellsworth’s early practices, and he’s already seen his team make major improvements at the plate. His baseball teams at Greenville won games via offensive firepower, and he wants the Eagles to do the same.“Good hitting is contagious,” Hackett said. “You get one player going, and the rest of the team gets energized and keeps it up. It gives you momentum.”Ellsworth is scheduled to begin its preseason slate with a doubleheader against Oceanside starting at noon Saturday, April 6, though field conditions could see that exhibition contest postponed or canceled. The team will start regular season play on the road against George Stevens Academy at 4:30 p.m. April 18.With six seniors on this year’s Ellsworth team, Hackett and the rest of the Eagles are hoping for a fast start to the season. Yet even when this large senior class departs, the Eagles have a stable foundation for the future with a big crop of eighth-graders that includes Hackett’s daughter, Annabel, set to join the team as freshmen next year.“At a place like Ellsworth, you know you’re going to have talented, hard-working athletes and a lot of them,” Hackett said. “My personal success comes down to numbers, and we have them here. Moving forward, it’s all about getting the best out of each player and finding room for growth.” Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Biocenter_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

Police to review corruption evidence before FA does

first_img(REUTERS) – Police have asked to see transcripts relating to an investigation into alleged corruption in English soccer before they can be released to the Football Association (FA), the Daily Telegraph reported yesterday.The newspaper said it still intended to provide the FA with “the relevant transcripts”, as it had stated it would earlier in the week.“However, the police have asked to review this information first. The FA and the Premier League are aware of this,” the paper added in a statement.The FA had earlier urged the newspaper to provide “full and unfettered disclosure of all available material” from the investigation.The newspaper’s revelations have so far led to England manager Sam Allardyce and Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright losing their jobs.The long-running investigation by the newspaper also suggested eight current and former Premier League managers had received ‘bungs’, or illicit payments, for player transfers.Southampton assistant manager Eric Black was the latest to be named in the newspaper investigation and has denied the allegations.Stoke City manager Mark Hughes told reporters yesterday that any wrongdoers should be named without delay.“If there’s evidence certain individuals have been involved in things they shouldn’t have been, then it’s important those guys are named because if they aren’t then everybody else is guilty by association by virtue of being a manager or coach in football,” he said.Second tier Queens Park Rangers said they were unable to proceed with an internal investigation into the conduct of manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink because of the lack of detailed information.“We urge The Telegraph to provide full disclosure of all its information relating to the allegations, including video footage and a full transcript of the discussions that took place,” Rangers said in a statement.“The club believes this information should not be provided selectively, but unedited and unconditionally, in order for the club to view the full context and the sequence of what was said by all parties to include in its investigation.”The FA said in its statement that it would be meeting with City of London Police next week.“The FA treats any allegations of this nature seriously and is committed to investigating them thoroughly, in conjunction with any other appropriate body,” it addedAllardyce was sacked on Tuesday after the FA said he had behaved inappropriately following secret filming that showed him offering advice to businessmen on how to circumvent rules on player transfers.last_img read more

2016 GLO-CAF AWARDS: Nomination of Iheanacho, Mikel, Musa Delight Nigerians

first_imgNigerians have hailed the nomination of three Nigerian internationals for the 2016 African Player of the Year in the Glo-CAF Awards.The Confederation of African Football late on Saturday in Cairo released the list of 30 shortlisted players including three Nigerians, John Mikel Obi of Chelsea, Ahmed Musa of Leicester City and Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City for African Player of the Year Awards alongside 25 nominees for African Player of the Year, based in Africa.The nomination of the three players has been commended by Nigerians, with majority of them hoping that one of the nominees will emerge the continents’ number one player at the 2016 Glo CAF Awards gala in Abuja on January 5, 2017.Ex- international, Mr. Victor Ikpeba popularly known as ‘Prince of Monaco’ believed that the nomination of the Nigerian players will inspire other Nigerian footballers across the world to work harder and make Nigeria proud next season.“The nomination of Kelechi, Mikel and Musa is a good development and will encourage others. Hopefully we will have more Nigerians on the list next year.” Ikpeba, a former African Player of the Year added.According to the Group Sports Editor of Nation Newspapers, Mr. Ade Ojeikere, “This is a good development. Let’s hope that they will eventually make the top three and one of them will pick the award after many years.”Also speaking on the list, Sports Editor of PM Express Newspapers, Mr. Taiwo Adelu, said “This is encouraging. Looking forward to Top 10 and hoping the Nigerians will make it and move on to the Top 3.”Other notable names in the list are reining African Footballer of the Year, Gabon and Borrusia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Camerron’s Samuel Eto’o, the duo of Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria and Leicester City of London. Others are Andre Ayew of Ghana and West ham, Victor Wanyama of Kenya and  Tottenham and Cote d’ Ivoire’s Eric Bailly and Yao Kouasi Gervais (Gervinho) of Manchester United and Hebei Fortune FC respectively.CAF will release a shortlist of Top 10 players in the coming weeks.The annual award, sponsored by Nigerian telecommunication giant, Globacom is expected to congregate top football celebrities and government officials across Africa. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more