CHEC Kicks Off Tibar Port Works

first_imgImage source: tl.chineseembassy.orgChinese Harbor Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) has officially started construction of the Port of Tibar in Timor-Leste with the first blasts at a quarry to collect construction materials, the Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste reported earlier this week. According to their announcement, the official ceremony to launch the work took place on 15 July.During the event, Chinese Ambassador in Timor-Leste, Xiao Jianguo, said: “I am very pleased to attend the launching ceremony of the quarry blasting for the Tibar Bay Port Project. As we know, there’s a regulation in Timor-Leste to ban, in general, all explosions, but special permission was given by Timor-Leste government to the project constructor, China Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd. to use explosives in the earthwork for this project, which is essential and critical to ensure on-time success of the whole project.”Infrastructure is the key area of China Timor-Leste practical cooperation, in which Chinese enterprises have actively and widely participated. At present, there are approximately 20 Chinese enterprises operating in areas related to infrastructure, added Jianguo.Located about 10 kilometers west of Dili in the Bay of Tibar, the project also includes the participation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.The ceremony was attended by senior representatives of the government of Timor-Leste, including the Ministers of Transport and Communications, José Agostinho da Silva, of Agriculture and Fisheries, Joaquim José Gusmão dos Reis Martins and of Defence, Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus, as well as the Chinese ambassador in Dili, Xiao Jianguo.last_img read more

Brazilian great Zico excited by Atalanta

first_img Zico is backing the Oribici to go even further in the Champions League after they reached the quarterfinals. He told Gazzetta dello Sport, “I say Atalanta, who are expressing a beautiful game, a very strong collective.Advertisement Loading… “I can see them in the finals. Yes, because beating them at home in Bergamo is very difficult and City have noticed it.” The former Udinese star says he still follows Serie A. read also:Zico: I’m a fan of Juve striker Paulo Dybala “Sure. It’s had a bit of difficulty in recent years expressing talent, especially in attack, but it’s always Italy. It’s improving, it’s lost the big names, which ended up in England, Spain and even Germany. So young people don’t learn, they don’t have examples. When we were there, me, Platini, Maradona, Del Piero, Baggio or Totti grew up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The End11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Brazilian great, Zico believes Atalanta can pull off more surprises when the season resumes.last_img read more

NegOcc donates land for PhilHealth office

first_imgUnder the Universal Health Care (UHC)Law of 2019, PhilHealth will implement a new premium schedule for directcontributors aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the National HealthInsurance Fund, which will guarantee that all Filipinos can avail of outpatientbenefit packages and immediate eligibility to benefits during confinement. BACOLOD City – The provincialgovernment of Negros Occidental has donated a parcel of land to the PhilippineHealth Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), which will serve as the permanent site ofthe agency’s local office here. Lacson, who received a certificate ofappreciation from Mas and Monteverde, noted PhilHealth’s vital contribution inalleviating the high cost of medicines and hospitalization being paid byFilipinos. Beginning 2020, PhilHealth willincrease the rate to three percent and will be adjusted to increments of 0.5percent every year until it reaches the five-percent limit in 2025, as providedin the UHC Law. The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) was created to implement universal health coverage in the country. On Dec. 6, the provincial government of Negros Occidental has donated a parcel of land to PhilHealth, which will serve as the permanent site of the agency’s local office in Bacolod City. PHILHEALTH The donation has been approved by theProvincial Board as provided in Resolution 0484 dated May 29, 2019. Dilag said the date of the buildingconstruction has yet to be finalized as the PhilHealth management still has toapprove the manner of the project implementation. At present, PhilHealth is leasing aprivate building being occupied by its local office in this city. “As an act of generosity, the donor,the province of Negros Occidental, does hereby transfer and convey unto thedonee, PhilHealth, by way of donation the above-described property,” a portionof the document read. “The donee has requested the donor fora vacant lot to house its local health insurance office (LHIO) building,” itadded.  Under Circular 2019-0009, the premiumfor direct contributors is pegged at 2.75 percent of the monthly basic salary,with an adjusted ceiling of P50,000. The deed of donation for the 1,239-sqmproperty located in Barangay Mansilingan was signed by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacsonand PhilHealth Senior Vice President Dennis Mas in rites held at the ProvincialCapitol Social Hall on Dec. 6. Mas, who heads the Management ServiceSector, signed on behalf of PhilHealth president and chief executive RicardoMorales, in the presence of Janet Monteverde, acting regional vice president ofPhilHealth-Western Visayas, and Romel Dilag, head of LHIO-Bacolod.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (May 19-24)

first_imgThe ORVC Weekly Report for May 19-24.This is the final one for the Spring Sports season.ORVC Weekly Report (May 19-24)Congratulations to Jac-Cen-Del on their ORVC Baseball title!Congratulations to Rising Sun on their ORVC Softball title!Congratulations to Rising Sun on their ORVC Boys Golf title!Thanks to ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert as well as the Athletic Director’s, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Athletic Secreteries for all of their hard work in sending in their sports results.last_img read more

Call 811 before you dig

first_imgBatesville, IN—Did you know, that as an Indiana resident, you are required by law to contact Indiana 811 before you dig?To prevent digging accidents that damage vital underground utility lines, the Indiana General Assembly created the “Call Before You Dig” law in 2009, though many residents are not using this free and legally required service according to Senator Jean Leising.The “Call Before You Dig” law requires anyone that digs to contact Indiana 811 at least two full business days ahead of starting a project such as planting a tree or installing a mailbox.Once 811 has been contacted, utility crews assigned to visit the property will mark the locations of underground utility lines free of charge. Allowing utility crews to mark line locations will keep those who are digging safe from accidentally hitting and damaging utility infrastructure.last_img read more

Tough Pool for Great Britain’s women at Rio 2016

first_img Press Association They will face Argentina, ranked second in the world, Australia (3rd), Japan, India and the United States, whose head coach is former Team GB assistant Craig Parnham. Team GB are currently ranked seventh in the world. The men’s team, who are fourth in the rankings, have been drawn in Pool A against world number one and reigning world and Hockey World League champions Australia, tournament hosts Brazil and Belgium, New Zealand and Spain. Ireland have also qualified for the men’s competition and are in Pool B against the Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, India and Canada. The full match schedule for pool fixtures and the competition’s play-off stages will be confirmed in February. center_img The Great Britain women’s hockey team has been drawn in a competitive Pool B at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.last_img read more

Positive tests force Nuggets to close practice facilities

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say they’ve closed their facilities after two members of the team’s traveling party tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend. A third tested positive this week.All three are asymptomatic, the Nuggets said Tuesday in confirming a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 35-member traveling party includes players, coaches and staff. ___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: AP NBA: and Associated Press Also Tuesday, Pelicans general manager David Griffin said three New Orleans players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation until testing shows they can return to team activities without infecting others.It’s unclear if the Nuggets will reopen their practice facilities before the team flies to Orlando on July 7 to resume the season that was halted in mid-March because of the virus, which has has killed more than 128,000 people in the United States.The 22 teams that will restart the season July 30 returned to their practice facilities last week and players, coaches and staff have been subject to ongoing testing as they prepare to resume the season. A week ago, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Nuggets superstar center Nikola Jokic, one of only four players averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds, tested positive for the virus in Serbia, Nuggets coach Michael Malone revealed recently that he tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies and said he believes he had the virus in March. When the season resumes July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex, the Nuggets will start with a 43-22 record, placing them 1 1/2 games behind the second-place Los Angeles Clippers and 1 1/2 games ahead of fourth-place Utah in the Western Conference playoff race.In New Orleans, Griffin declined to identify the players who tested positive for the virus, citing medical privacy laws.The positive tests occurred June 23, the first day all members of the Pelicans were tested as part of the NBA’s plan to restart the season. Griffin said no Pelicans players have tested positive since.___AP Sports Writer Brett Martel contributed to this report. Positive tests force Nuggets to close practice facilities June 30, 2020last_img read more

Nomination Opens for 2016 Nigerian Sports Award

first_imgHe then called on sports loving corporate organisations, government, well-meaning individuals and sports philanthropists to support the Nigerian Sports Award by sponsoring the 2016 edition.While making a presentation of the plans and timelines for this year’s edition of the Award, the Executive Director, Unmissable Incentives Limited, Mr. Kayode Idowu revealed that 19categories will be awarded this year.He also hinted that the award ceremony will be held in Lagos on December 2, 2016 at the Banquet Hall, Eko Hotels & Suites.According to Idowu, the categories includes; Ball Sports Person of the Year (Tennis, Tabletennis, Basketball, handball), Coach of the Year, Combat Sports Person of the Year (Karate,Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Boxing), Discovery of the Year, Footballer of the Year (Women), Footballer of the Year (Men), Special Sports Person of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year and Sports Governor of the Year.Others are; Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Sports Journalist of the Year(Radio), Sports Journalist of the Year (TV), Sports Journalist of the Year (Print), Sports PhotoJournalist of the Year, School Sport Award, Team of the Year, Track and Field Star of the Year and Weightlifter of the Year.Also speaking at the press conference, the Marketing and Communications Manager of Bet9ja, one of the sponsors of the awards, Mr. Tunji Mesh, explained that Bet9ja is proud to sponsor the awards, as it recognises and appreciates sports men and women in Nigeria who are doing the country proud in their various fields.He promised that Bet9ja would continue to support the Nigerian Sports Award in their drive for sport development in the nation by motivating Nigerian athletes and rewarding excellent performance.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The organisers of the Nigerian Sports Award, Unmissable Incentives Limited, have announced that all is set for the 5th edition of the award as members of the public are now open to nominate Nigerian athletes who have exhibited excellent performance in their various sporting fields.Speaking at a press conference held in Lagos yesterday, the Chairman of the Award Panel, Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo disclosed that nominations for the various categories of the award have opened from 26th of July, 2016 to the 23rd of September 2016.Isiguzo assured stakeholders in Nigerian sports that being the 5th anniversary of the award, the panel would leave no stone unturned to ensure that this year’s edition would be bigger and better than any of the previous editions.last_img read more

National Youth Games: Team Lagos Ready for Zonal Elimination Contests

first_imgNo fewer than 95 athletes will represent the state in the zonal eliminations.According to the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, Lagos State athletes are fully ready for the zonal eliminations, thanks to the support of the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.“We are quite certain that our team will do us proud especially as they have competed in various developmental programmes  organised by the Lagos State Sports Commission and sponsored by the Lagos State Government as well as other national and international competitions,” Tandohstated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of the 4th National Youth Games (AYG) which is slated for Ilorin, Kwara State in September,  Lagos State teams are battle ready for the South-west zonal eliminations that hold in Ogun State from Tuesday, August 7 to 11th.Team Lagos will compete in seven team sports: cricket (male), handball, football (male), basketball, hockey (male), volleyball (female) and beach volleyball (female).last_img read more

NPFL: Akwa Utd End Lobi’s Eight-game Unbeaten Run

first_img* Leaders Plateau Utd crash in UmuahiaDuro IkhazuagbeAkwa United Football Club yesterday ended Lobi Stars eight-game unbeaten run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season after a 1-0 defeat at the Nest of Champions in Uyo The Akwa Ibom owned team got the lone winner in the 51st minute throughAkarandut Orok. The first half ended barren.In Umuahia, Plateau United suffered their second defeat of the season following a 3-0 loss to Abia Warriors at the Umuahia Township Stadium.Emmanuel Ugwuka fired the host ahead in the 28th minute, while former Rivers United forward, Guy Keumian, got the second eight minutes from time.Keumian then set up Bello Lukman for Warriors’ third goal of the evening in the 87th minuteAbia Warriors are now unbeaten in their last 10 home games in the NPFL.Despite the defeat, Plateau United remain on top of the log on 21 points with Lobi with outstanding game second on 18 points as Rivers United.Dakada FC extended their unbeaten away run to six games after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sunshine Stars at the Akure Sports Complex.Femi Ajayi gave the hosts the lead three minutes before the break, while Fuad Ekelojuoti equalised deep into stoppage time.Rivers United recorded the only away win of the day edging out Adamawa United 2-0 at the Pantami Stadium.Junior Osaghae and Malachi Ohawume got the goals for the visitors.Samuel Kalu netted the decisive goal as FC IfeanyiUbah defeated Heartland 1-0 in their oriental derby clash in Nnewi.Warri Wolves recorded a 2-1 home win against Kwara United at the Warri City Stadium.Sunaday Williams and Efe Yarhere were on target for Wolves in the game, while Alao Danbani scored for the visitors.MATCH-DAY 11AbiaWarriors 3-0 Plateau UtdIfeanyiubah 1-0 HeartlandWolves 2-1 Kwara UtdKatsina Utd 3-2 JigawaAkwa Utd 1-0 LobiSunshine 1-1 DakkadaAdamawa Utd 0-2 Rivers UtdCAF CONFED CUPFC Nouadhibou 0-0 RangersParadou AC 1-0 EnyimbaHoroya AC 1-0 DjolibaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram 17 July 2019, Egypt, Cairo: Nigeria players celebrate scoring their first goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations third place final soccer match between Tunisia and Nigeria at the Al-Salam Stadium. Photo: Omar Zoheiry/dpa (Photo by Omar Zoheiry/picture alliance via Getty Images)last_img read more