Archeologists call for preservation of ancient structure found in Kediri airport site

first_imgHe said the opening at the bottom was probably a water outlet of an underground water system that supported the hot spring.  “The kingdom of Kediri had a number of underground water systems,” he said. The structure’s proximity to other heritage sites on the slopes of Mount Klotok also indicated it was of the same origin, he said. ”There are four hermitage caves and a temple on Mount Klotok, which are all from the time of the Kediri kingdom,” he said. Nugroho added that construction workers had also recently found ancient clay housewares around a kilometer from the structure Archeologist Dwi Cahyono from state-run Malang University agreed with Nugroho, saying that the structure could be an important Javanese heritage site that needed to be preserved. “The ancient structure could be a special site within the airport that passengers could look at it,” he told the Post. Gudang Garam, through its subsidiary Surya Dhoho Investama, is set to spend around Rp 10 trillion (US$732.4 million) to build the airport, including the acquisition of around 400 hectares of land.The airport, the construction of which is being fully funded by the company, is expected to be bigger than the Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport in Malang and accommodate around 5 million passengers per year.Once completed, it will have a 3,000 meter by 45 m runway that will be able to accommodate a wide range of aircraft, from Boeing B777s to Airbus A350s, as well as a passenger terminal, cargo terminal and parking area.The ancient structure is located just 700 meters from Bedrek hamlet, where some 20 households have yet to agree to the compensation offered by Gudang Garam. “We just want a fair compensation so that we can buy land and build houses with similar proximity and access to public facilities,” said Anis, one of the Bedrek villagers.The airport’s official groundbreaking is scheduled for mid-April. Topics : Archeologists have called for the preservation of an ancient brick structure recently found in Kediri, East Java, in an area set to be developed into a new airport funded by major cigarette producer Gudang Garam. “We have to protect the site where some parts of an ancient structure or building have been discovered,” archeologist Nugroho Harjo Lukito from the East Java Cultural Heritage Preservation Center told The Jakarta Post recently. “We will talk to Gudang Garam because we are going to carry out an initial excavation to determine the size of the ancient structure.”He said Gudang Garam would have to adjust its airport site plan because the cultural heritage site was located within the airport area.  The structure was first reported by Jasmin, 55, a resident of Grogol village, Grogol district, who accidentally discovered the structure a few months ago as he was walking along a riverbank near rice fields that had been acquired by Gudang Garam. He slipped and fell into the river and saw a structure made of bricks measuring around 2 meters high with a small opening at the bottom. “The structure was covered by thick bushes. I forgot the pain in my legs and tried to take a closer look,” Jasmin told the Post, adding that he immediately went to see the village head to tell him about what he had just seen. Nugroho said the structure might be part of a hot spring bath built during the time of the Hindu kingdom of Kediri between 11th and 13th centuries. last_img read more

Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as his sporting hero

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 17 Aug 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link119Shares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko names Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as his sporting hero Moussa Sissoko idolised an Arsenal legend (Picture: Getty Images)Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko has risked the wrath of fans by naming Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as his sporting hero.The 30-year-old has become an integral part of Tottenham’s midfield under Mauricio Pochettino, making 44 appearances in all competitions last season as Spurs made it to the Champions League final.The France international played the full 90 minutes in the Premier League opener last weekend as Spurs bounced back from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 3-1.However, he may have just written his name into the bad books of Spurs fans by admitting that Vieira was the player he looked up to most growing up.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t want to have any problems if I say his name, but it was Vieira!’ Sissoko told talkSPORT, when asked about his childhood hero‘We play in the same position, he is tall like me, playing in the France national team like I am now.‘So I was following him and tried to be like him when I was younger.’Vieira, now in charge of Ligue 1 side Nice, made over 400 appearances for the Gunners from 1996-2005 before leaving for Juventus.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 CityTotttenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has been delighted with the form of Sissoko and explained how he has become so important to his side ahead of the Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday.‘We started to lose a little bit of energy in the past and he started to provide this energy,’ said Pochettino.‘He started to improve and be clever in the way to play.‘To learn and to understand what we expect from him exactly and that was the key for him to start to be more consistent amd be in the starting 11 and be an important player for the team.‘He is a good professional, a very nice guy, he’s so big, but at the same time he is so funny.’MORE: Jan Vertonghen ‘fuming’ with Mauricio Pochettino after being dropped for Tottenham vs Aston VillaMORE: Christian Eriksen told Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he had his heart set on a move to Spainlast_img read more

Lions and Leo Clubs of Dominica installs new executive

first_img Share Share LocalNews Lions and Leo Clubs of Dominica installs new executive by: – July 6, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img 64 Views   no discussions Tweet (L-R) Lion president Evander Joseph and Leo Club president, Junior Toussaint.New executives were installed to govern the affairs of the Lions and Leos Clubs of Dominica for the 2012-2013 Lionistic year in a ceremony held on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Evergreen Hotel.Evander Joseph was installed as the President of the Lions Club while Junior Toussaint was installed as Leo President.They both gave a brief overview of their plans for the 2012-2013 years which similarly bordered on continuing to serve and assist the less fortunate of the Dominican Society.They were also encouraged to continue in that vein by the guest speaker, Hon. Gloria Shillingford, Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, who thanked the Lions and Leos for the dedication and commitment towards alleviating the plight of the less fortunate.Featured speaker, Chief Magistrate Evalina Baptiste, also commended them for their service and encouraged them to continue to do all in their power to better the worth of those less fortunate.A number of awards were also handed out and a few presented, namely, Leo of the Year Junior Toussaint, Lion of the Year Russell Wilson. The Club was also privileged to have received three awards at the recently held Multiple District 60 Convention in Trinidad where the club was represented by the Contingent of 14. Awards received were Lion of the Zone in the person of Louisiana Dubique, President of the Zone – Diana ANgol and Secretary of the Zone – Janice Hypolite. Dominica is a part of Zone 2C which comprises of other clubs inAntigua, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat. A Pin was also presented to Past President Louisiana Dubique from Lions Clubs International for attaining positive membership growth during her year – 2010-2011.The Lionistic year runs from July 1 to June 30 and this year the Clubs will be headed by Lion Claudius “Tony” Buncamper, MJF of the St. Maarten Lions Club under the theme “We Still Believe” with focus being primarily placed on Leos who are seen as the breeding ground for Lions. Lion Chantal Schaminee of the St. Maarten Lions Club will service as Region Chairperson and Lion Louisiana Dubique of the Dominica Lions Club will serve as Zone 2C Chairperson.The Dominica Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Club, a nonprofit service organization with approximately 1.3 million members in 207 geographical locations.Press Releaselast_img read more

Paul Pogba undergoes ankle surgery

first_img Promoted ContentGreatest Movies In History Since 1982Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Little Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show Loading… Read Also: Pogba posts pre-surgery video after son’s birthday bashThe France international, who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, has made only eight appearances this season in a campaign blighted by injury.erything went well” during the operation in a social media post.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Manchester United midfielder initially posted a video on Instagram in which he looked groggy and admitted: “I don’t even know if I’m OK or if I’m high or if I’m sober, just don’t ask me if it went well, I don’t know.”He later deleted that post and replaced it with a shorter video.“Everything went well,” Pogba said. “We have to keep the positive energy.”Pogba, 26, is expected to be out for another four weeks after suffering his second ankle injury of the season. Paul Pogba underwent surgery on his ankle injury on Tuesday, reporting that “everything went well” during the operation in a social media post.Advertisementlast_img read more

Report: Greater Need for Food Assistance in Rural Areas

first_imgA higher percentage of rural households use SNAP benefits to fill empty plates than in urban areas, according to a new analysis of SNAP data by the Center for Rural Affairs. (Image: Andrea Church/ morgufile.)INDIANAPOLIS – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high.But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America’s food supply is grown and raised.Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy program for the Center for Rural Affairs, authored the report, which examines the use of food stamps, now called SNAP benefits, from 2008 to 2012.“And what we found is that during that time period, more households in rural areas received SNAP benefits than did households in more urban – both metropolitan and small-city – areas,” he says.During the years reviewed, more than 14 percent of rural households received SNAP benefits, compared to slightly less than 11 percent of urban households.In Indiana, about 908,000 people are SNAP recipients, and the benefits average just over $130 per person, per month.Another key finding, says Bailey, is that rural areas and small cities have higher percentages of households with seniors and children receiving food support than in larger urban areas.“SNAP is providing a way for those people and those households to meet their food needs, which is important,” he points out, “because those two population groups are probably most at risk of hunger and food insecurity.”In rural areas, one in nine households has a SNAP recipient who is either under age 18, or an adult 60 years of age or older.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

Scared Of Storms? Study Shows You’re Not Alone

first_imgMUNCIE, Ind. – A new study from Ball State University reveals one in 10 Americans may suffer from severe weather phobia that causes them to lose sleep or have feelings of helplessness.The college surveyed 300 people in 43 states. About 85 percent of respondents reported having at least some degree of severe-weather fear while 46 percent described their fear level as “a little bit.”About 10 percent of participants classified themselves as having an overall fear level as both “extreme” and “quite a bit” categories, possibly indicating severe-weather phobia.Three percent of respondents reported seeking professional or self-help treatment for severe-weather phobia or specific inclement weather events.“Severe weather phobia is very real,” says Jill Coleman, a Ball State geography professor and lead author on the study, which was recently published in the American Meteorological Society Journal. “Some people will get physically ill or lose sleep while others will start watching weather forecasts on a more regular basis.“Overall, we found that people simply love to talk about the weather. In the West, it’s about high winds and wildfires, and here in the Midwest it’s all about tornados, thunderstorms and blizzards. On the East Coast, people are more likely to talk about hurricanes than regular thunderstorms.”The study also found that 11.7 percent of participants reported they know someone who surfers from severe-weather phobia.She also believes the study lays the groundwork for a better understanding of severe weather phobia phenomena as well as the role that weather knowledge and anxiety plays in the minds of individuals across the country.last_img read more

Suspended President of Nigeria’s Para-Powerlifting Federation banned for life

first_imgRelatedPosts Sports Minister, others caused my resignation, World Cup hitches — Ex- NPPF President Para Powerlifting board suspends President Breaking: Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation President resigns The Investigative and Disciplinary Committee set up by the Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation on Friday said the federation’s embattled President, Queen Uboh-Idris, violated the Code of Conduct guiding the federation. The head of the panel, Fred Edoreh, in a brief chat with the media on the panel’s findings and recommendations after one month of activities, gave an overview of the report. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that NPPF had set up a five-man panel to look into the alleged infractions committed by its president. The federation also gave it the mandate to recommend disciplinary actions. The panel, which concluded the one-month investigative activities, has Edoreh as Chairman, Pius Asaba as Secretary, with Sunny Odebode, Samuel Eke-Omah and Omende Thompson as other members. Edoreh said the panel made painstaking efforts to make far-reaching decisions on the allegations of infractions committed by Uboh-Idris, and found out there were some lapses in her manner of administration. He said: “We held a meeting and we decided that we are going to operate on the code of ethics of the federation given by the Sports Ministry. “We spoke with the accused, who is the president, board members and many stakeholders of the NPPF. “We even wrote to the Sports Ministry to ensure that we gave a fair hearing. “All our reports are cross-examined and we also double-checked our facts whenever in doubt and we were able to arrive at our conclusions.” Edoreh disclosed that several invitations were sent to Uboh-Idris, but she did not at any point honour the invitation. He said: “We spoke with Uboh-Idris, but she did not respond to us. “We wrote her several letters of summons and, as the chairman, I spoke with her on several occasions on the need to respect the constituted panel. “Uboh-Idris told us that if she must accept our invitation, then we should send a return ticket to her in Canada and also provide an accommodation at Oriental Hotels. “She also demanded that we pay $2,000 for the upkeep of her children to a nanny in Canada when she would be away to Nigeria. “Obviously, the terms and conditions cannot be met. “So, officially, Uboh-Idris did not appear before the panel. “The only thing we had was some form of communication and few documents at our disposal.” Edoreh said the allegations against Uboh-Idris were grievous, and they include arbitrariness, unilateral decision-making and bad governance. He said: “The allegations were grievous and we eventually found out that there were indeed issues of unilateral actions and bad governance. “She did not adhere to the code of conduct of the federation. “The Federation is not operating a Constitution, which is a problem. “So, they are operating a code of governance handed over to the federations by the Sports Ministry. “Some of the actions of the president were at variance with the code of governance. “So, we need to look into all the books painstakingly so as to make sure that we have a fair judgment. “I can also say that even though Uboh-Idris is a resourceful person, by organising two world events in Nigeria in 2019 and 2020, and she was able to raise funds for it, but she should have carried all the board members along.” NAN reports that the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development had earlier condemned Uboh-Idris for actions which embarrassed the country. The ministry had asked her to explain the reason behind the damaging actions she took against the country’s interests. She reportedly used her private e-mail for official correspondence, committed Nigeria to the hosting of three World Cups without recourse to procedure or clearance from the Ministry as the supervising authority. The Ministry added: “She also unilaterally set up committees without input from the Ministry. “She appointed a consultant without informing the supervising Ministry, denied athletes accreditation, locked out officials, even as she withheld information on the number of participating countries until the start of the tournament. “All these infractions embarrassed the country.” The Ministry had said her actions were a disrespect to the country and must be corrected in order not to send the wrong signals to the international community. It said: “The Ministry is aware that the board of Para-Powerlifting has stepped into the matter and the Ministry is monitoring what is happening.” The NPPF board, going by the recommendations of the panel, is now expected to impeach Uboh-Idris and also impose a life ban on her from all the federation’s activities.Tags: Fred EdorehNigeria Para-Powerlifting FederationOmende ThompsonPius AsabaQUeen Uboh-IdrisSamuel Eke-OmahSunny Odebodelast_img read more

Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham dies

first_imgThe 65-year-old was the youngest of Clinton’s brothers.No other information is available at this time. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced via Twitter Saturday that her brother Tony Rodham has passed away.We lost my brother Tony last night. It’s hard to find words, my mind is flooded with memories of him today. When he walked into a room he’d light it up with laughter. He was kind, generous, & a wonderful husband to Megan & father to Zach, Simon, & Fiona. We’ll miss him very much.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 8, 2019last_img read more

Aubameyang, Mahrez, Three others Make Top Five List

first_img*No Nigerian player nominated in top two categoriesDuro IkhazuagbeFor the second year running no Nigerian player has been found good enough to make the top five shortlist of the 2016 African Player of the Year category of the Glo-CAF Awards announced yesterday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo.The players were shortlisted from 30 players who earlier were nominated for the African Player of the Year category. Similarly, no Nigerian was listed among the five nominees for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) category.Top on the list is the reigning African Footballer of the Year and Borussia Dortmund winger, Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.He is joined by Senegal and Liverpool midfielder, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah of As Roma of Italy and Egypt. The two other players shortlisted are Algeria’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani who both play for Leicester City of England.In the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) category, the five shortlisted players include the quartet of Dennis Onyango, Hlompho Kekana, Keegan Dolly and Khama Billiat from the 2016 African Champions League winning side, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, while T.P Mazembe player, Rainford Kabala from Zambia completed the list.Top Nigerian players, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City, Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi and Ahmed Musa of Leicester City made the top 30 but narrowly missed out of the Top 5 list.Other categories of Awards to be released by CAF in the coming weeks include Most Promising Talent Award, National Team of the Year, Football Manager of the Year, Africa’s Finest Eleven, Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. Others are Referee of the Year, CAF Fair Play Award and African Legend Award.The winners will be decided by votes from the Head Coaches and Technical Directors of the national associations affiliated to CAF.They will be unveiled at the Glo- CAF Awards Gala nite which will take place on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was crowned African Player of the Year whilst Mbwana Aly Samatta of Tanzania was named African Player of the Year (Based in Africa) last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trojans gear up for SoCal Intercollegiates

first_imgThe No. 1 USC men’s tennis team has already laid claim to two individual singles titles this year. Now USC coach Peter Smith hopes that one of the team’s younger players can capture another one as the fall tournament season nears its end.Five USC underclassmen will have that chance as they travel to the 55th Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at the Los Angeles Tennis Center in Westwood, which begins today.Off and running · Sophomore Emilio Gomez is one of several Trojans representing USC over the course of the five-day tournament in Westwood. – Mindy Curtis | Daily Trojan Sophomore No. 66 Emilio Gomez and freshmen Eric Johnson, Jonny Wang and Yannick Hanfmann will represent the Trojans in a 32-player singles main draw beginning Thursday, while sophomore Corey Smith will begin the competition in the singles qualifying draw today.“I’d love to see one of them win this UCLA tournament,” Smith said. “Of all the tournaments we’ve played, winning a majority of those would be special.”Following a run to the semifinals of the International Tennis Association Southwest Regionals in Malibu two weeks ago, Hanfmann holds the No. 1 seed in the competition. Gomez stands on the opposite side of the bracket with the No. 2 seed.The players look to follow up the success of USC alumnus Jaak Poldma, who captured the singles title at the five-day competition last year.Gomez boasts a 10-1 record in preseason singles along with a singles title from the Battle in the Bay Classic in San Francisco in October. He hopes to bounce back after his first loss in the round of 16 at the ITA Southwest Regionals.“I’ve been practicing a lot with coaches, and I think we’ve been improving a lot the past couple of weeks,” Gomez said.USC will also send two pairs to play in the doubles draw. Gomez and Hanfmann hold the tournament’s No. 1 seed, while Johnson and Wang will pair up together in the 16-team bracket.“We played doubles a few times during [the Harvard Invitational], and we played pretty well,” Gomez said.Along with Gomez’s success in the fall, the freshman trio of Hanfmann, Johnson and Wang has also shown its capability throughout multiple tournaments this year, and the rest of the team has noted the newcomers’ efforts.“They’ve done a lot and done well at regionals,” senior Daniel Nguyen said. “I think they’re definitely maturing more and getting used to college tennis.”With the younger core of USC men’s tennis attaining experience and success early in fall tournaments, the coaching staff believes the team has a lot of promise to succeed once the spring season begins.“The team knows we got to keep working, and we got a long way to go,” Smith said. “But we have a great team, so I’d just love to see these guys have individual glory in the fall.”last_img read more