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Manado supermarkets keep selling bat meat ‘paniki’ despite coronavirus fears

first_img“There are many supermarkets that sell paniki. We have no difficulty in purchasing it,” Arie Kewok, a fan of bat dishes said on Wednesday. Read also: ‘Paniki’ panic: Manado restaurants take bat stew off menu – for nowManado Bahu Freshmart supervisor Henny Tendean said the government had yet to prohibit the sale of bat meat.“Moreover, we still receive demand from the public. I guess they are not afraid of the coronavirus, which is suspected to have originated in paniki,” she said.  Despite the increasing number of deaths linked to the coronavirus disease COVID-19, supermarkets in Manado are still selling paniki (bat meat).Local people continue to seek out the bat meat in supermarkets for dinner or parties.  Nevertheless, sales of bat meat have decreased significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.“The sales have decreased by 50 percent since the start of February. Local paniki suppliers are having difficulty in obtaining the bat meat. We sell it at a cheap price, Rp 10,500 [77 US cents] per kilogram.” Rizky of Manado Transmart also reported a similar situation.“We’ve only had a few buyers since the coronavirus broke out. We only sell paniki to clear out our stock. If our stock runs out we will stop selling the bat meat because Transmart has stopped selling paniki in its stores nationwide,” he said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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New Zealand Pastor To Visit Batesville In August

first_imgPastor Graham Renouf will bring his message to Church on the Rock in August.BATESVILLE — Church on the Rock will welcome New Zealand Pastor Graham Renouf Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10.He will be speaking at the church at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. Sunday.Pastor Renouf began serving as a pastor in New Zealand in 1990 and has spent the past decade traveling internationally.The public is welcome to attend the free event.Church on the Rock is located at 407 N. Township Line Rd. in Batesville. More information is available by contacting the church at (812) 934-5192.last_img read more

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“I’ve never been positive for Doping”

first_imgAdnan Catic, aka Felix Sturm, announced on his Facebook page after accusations that he was doped up during the match against Fedor Chudinov when he became world boxing champion by WBA version in middleweight division.“They found 3- Hydroxystanzolol Glucuronide! A substance used to pump muscles and gain weight. It took them more than 8 weeks to inform me that I was positive. Usually it takes no more than 2 to 3 weeks,” wrote Catic.He wondered how Lucas Brown, who fought against Ruslan Chagaev on the 6th of March, obtained his results after only two weeks, and it turned out that he was positive.“When it comes to me, the analysis lasted 4 weeks longer than usual, until it turned out that I was positive?! I obtained more than 100 doping tests of blood and urine samples in my career and all of them were negative. Many tests were unannounced,” wrote Catic.He said that he will do everything to prove his innocence.“When things calm down, you will get a detailed report on my website. When I get new information, I will publish them on this site,” said the world champion.(Source: vijesti.ba)last_img read more

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West Virginia State University to name street for Earl Lloyd

first_imgINSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) _ West Virginia State University is honoringIn this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne\’s Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse\’s Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd\’s alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. (AP Photo/File), the first African-American to play in an NBA game.The university will name a street on campus after Lloyd, who played professionally in the 1950s. The Nov. 9 ceremony will take place in the lobby of the D. Stephen and Diane H. Walker Convocation Center, where a statue honoring Lloyd stands. The new Earl Lloyd Way is located between the Convocation Center and the University’s tennis courts. The event is open to the public.Lloyd died in 2015. In 1950, with the Washington Capitols, he was the first African-American to play in an NBA game. Later, with the Syracuse Nationals, he became the first African-American player to win an NBA championship.Lloyd played at what was then called West Virginia State College in in the late 1940s.last_img read more

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Census: Shore Towns Show Declines In Population

first_imgAccording to the 2010 U.S. Census, Monmouth has experienced some changes in population over the past 10 years, but some county and local officials are skeptical about the accuracy of the numbers.The data show that roughly 15,000 more people now call Monmouth County home than did so back in 2000, with the current population standing at 630,380.Most of the population growth occurred in the western party of the county, with Upper Freehold experiencing the largest increase.The population of Upper Freehold increased by 61.9 percent, bringing its total population to 6,902.Other communities with reported increases include Marlboro, Manalapan, Millstone, Tinton Falls, Howell and Holmdel.Red Bank showed a modest increase of 3.06 percent bringing that population to 12,206, while Fair Haven experienced a 3.10 percent hike, raising its population to 6,121,Approximately 50 percent of municipalities within the county showed marked decreases in population.The largest declines occurred in tiny seaside locations as Allenhurst and Loch Arbor Village, which saw drops of 30.92 percent and 30.71 percent, respectively, bringing their total populations down to 496 and 194.In general, shore communities appeared to be experiencing the most declines, with the population down Middletown, Keansburg, Atlantic Highlands and Highlands. In the two river area, Sea Bright had a significant drop with a loss of 406 residents, a decline of 22.33 percent, bringing the population of that coastal community down to 1,412.But some on the county and local levels are questioning the federal findings.“We’re actually not sure these counts are completely accurate,” said Russell Like, principal planner/section supervisor of research and special studies for the county’s Division of Planning.Like noted that the numbers seem to show there was an increase in the housing vacancy rate throughout the county. “And that does include the coastal communities,” he said. But he speculates that could mean, “A higher percentage of people who are using those as second homes.”“That is no means a certainty,” Like acknowledged, “just one possibility.”The Census is really intended as a “snapshot” of the population for April 1 of the year that it’s taken, Like explained. “The Census, while it attempted to be a 100 percent count is a model of the real world,” Like said. “And models are never 100 percent accurate.”Like has spoken to some local officials about the findings and, “honestly, they’re a little puzzled.”“So, I think there are some questions about these numbers,” he noted.Middletown, the county’s largest municipality, at about 40 square miles, saw a downward trend of approximately 0.29 percent, which translates into a loss of 195 residents.But like the county as a whole, Middletown has seen a reduction in household size and an increase in the housing vacancy rate. But the reasons why aren’t clear, said Jason Greenspan, Middletown’s planner. “Without detailed Census data at the track level, it’s really just speculation,” he said.(Greenspan did note, that Middletown has experienced population decreases since the 1990 data.)Some of statistical surprises may be explained by human error on the part of Census workers, noted Greenspan, who said township officials had received phone calls from residents of relatively new developments who complained they hadn’t gotten their forms, leaving him to wonder if the workers had overlooked some portions of the community.In Sea Bright there was a similar situation, said Mayor Maria Fernandes, who said there were complaints about the federal Census worker, who was available for only a brief period.“I found the numbers awfully strange,” Fernandes concluded.Like has been telling municipalities within the county that they could challenge the federal findings if they think there are inconsistencies, and file appeals with the Census Bureau. Towns have until 2013 to file.Middletown, is considering it, Greenspan said, though no decision has been made. And for now, “We in Middletown are speculating what that decline is due to,” he said. By John Burtonlast_img read more

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Faithful wait for Nintendo Wii

first_imgNintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime said shoppers who pay the full price for an out-of-stock Wii on Dec. 20 and 21 at retailer GameStop will receive a certificate promising the device “sometime in January,” according to published reports. Some local GameStop stores reported receiving no calls yet for the rain checks. But in Burbank, Jose Obando said he would rather wait to buy a Wii than subject himself to long lines and cold temperatures. “I’ve wanted it for a long time,” he said as he left the Best Buy in Burbank, where the only remnants of the roughly 200 early morning Wii shoppers were empty doughnut boxes and coffee cups outside the store’s entrance. Obando, who lives in Sun Valley, said one man tried to sell him a Wii for $100 more than the sticker price – a good deal compared to those currently sold on eBay. As of late Sunday, the price for some brand-new Wii consoles with up to 14 games listed on the online auction site had reached nearly $650 among bidders. But Obando resisted. “Frankly, I’m in no hurry,” he said. “I’ll just get it after Christmas.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – After hunkering down for hours in 35-degree overnight temperatures, Kyle Shook emerged victorious from a local Best Buy on Sunday. He was one of the first at the store to get his hands on the increasingly popular yet elusive Nintendo Wii. Shook, 21, had hunted for the game for months because he wanted to give one to his 9-year-old brother for Christmas, he said. He repeatedly called electronics retailers asking if they had the game in stock with no luck. So when he heard that 65 were available at Best Buy in Woodland Hills and that doors would open at 6 a.m., he resolved to give it one last try, setting up camp outside the store about 1 a.m. “It was pretty frickin’ cold,” said Shook, who lives in Canoga Park. “I got some blankets and my girlfriend and we just snuggled.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champLike Shook, hundreds gathered in those lines around the San Fernando Valley, where electronic stores offered a golden window of opportunity to purchase a limited supply of the game, which has emerged as the hottest item of the holiday season. Wii, which currently sells for $249.99, includes hand-held wireless controllers that allow the players to mime movements for 10-pin bowling, tennis, boxing, golf and baseball. Its popularity has taken off recently since it was released nearly a year ago, surprising manufacturers. Nintendo officials have said in published reports that the company hasn’t been able to manufacture the systems fast enough to meet consumer demand. So far, about 6 million units have been sold since it was launched in the United States. Nintendo announced last week it would give “rain checks” to shoppers who can’t buy the game console during the holiday season because of shortages. last_img read more

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Trio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill

first_imgSteve O’Meara, Gary Corcoran and Mitchell Smith will appear on the undercard of George Groves’ European super-middleweight title fight at Wembley Arena on 16 March.Groves, the Commonwealth champion, will face Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye for the EBU belt recently vacated by his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner James DeGale.And O’Meara (pictured above) will be in action for the first time since an unsuccessful attempt to win the Commonwealth light-middleweight belt in December.The 29-year-old, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, remains in the hunt for a major title.Welterweight Corcoran, from Wembley, will be looking to extend his unbeaten record, as will Harrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect Smith.See also:Corcoran easily extends unbeaten record O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash Groves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title Groves to fight for title at Wembley ArenaGroves lining up world title challengeThe press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title collectionGroves warned ahead of title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Report: Kevin Durant forced Warriors to give Nets a first-round pick in sign-and-trade

first_imgAfter deciding to leave the Warriors for the Nets in free agency last week, Kevin Durant was apparently in no mood to deliver a parting gift to his former team. He reportedly wouldn’t agree to the sign-and-trade deal that sent D’Angelo Russell to Golden State unless the Warriors also gave up a first-round pick.Durant didn’t believe the Warriors were sacrificing enough in a straight up deal for Russell, so … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img read more

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Boyz in da hood turning lives around

first_imgYoungsters as little as 12-years are initiated into gangsterism and this is being fought by 18 Gangster Museum. (Image: Four Corners The Movie)The townships of the Western Cape are still scarred by the scourge of gangsters. The allure to join a gang is as enticing now as it has always been for the disadvantaged youngsters. For most, many from broken homes, the sense of belonging is more important than the damage they cause to the neighbourhoods they call home.An initiative by three childhood friends is built on the hope that history will help steer a new generation of kids away from the mean streets. Wandisile Nqeketho, Siyabulela Daweti and Athenkosi Mongo, all products of The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development, are using the stories of former gangsters to demystify the lifestyle.Their initiative – 18 Gangster Museum – based in Khayelitsha offers hopes to change the path of township kids and help rehabilitate those already caught up in the cycle of violence that is gang life.Nqeketho said: “18 Gangster Museum will pre-emptively mitigate gang affiliation through education. It will be curated by ex-gangsters and the museum will provide reformation for ex- gangsters by offering them a second chance to give back to their community and educate future generations about the consequences of gangsterism.”PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CUREIn 2013, 12% of the 2 580 murders in the Western Cape were gang-related according to the South African Police Service. This is an 86% increase from 2012. In addition, children as young as 14 are being arrested on gang-related murder charges.The trio of entrepreneurs – they run a successful cleaning and recycling business called Ilima Cleaning and Recycling – believe the 18 Gangster Museum can evolve into a full-fledged academy, designed to reform ex-gangsters into powerful educators who help eradicate gangsterism in the township through sharing their own experiences and stories.Right now they are using the initiative as a mobile museum while they search for funds and a building to have a permanent exhibition housed there.“We have been around the different townships of the Western Cape like Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Manenberg and Hanover Park that are rife with gangsterism and we were well received by the community,” said Nqeketho.According to Nqeketho they are self-funding the project. They also received a R250 000 grant from the SAB Foundation after winning an entrepreneurial pitch competition.The trio also hosted a book reading competition for primary schools in the township of Khayelitsha in 2014 where the best school won a R10 000 book voucher and a free computer course from Mbele Social Concepts for six months.EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESSDaweti believes that education is the best and most sustainable route for any kid hoping to escape the townships. “If we want to create a gang free society, a safe society we must start developing the young with good quality education. Start skilling them at a tender age that lowers the chances of having to see them going to gangs,” said Daweti.GANGSTERISM IN THE WESTERN CAPEAccording to criminologist Don Pinnock, in his 1997 book Gangs, Rituals, & Rites of Passage, the Apartheid relocation of coloured and black people from the Cape Town inner city to the Cape Flats and surrounding townships had a powerful effect on those relocated. The social dislocation nurtured conditions for the burgeoning street gangs of the early 1980s to thrive.Suburbs on the Cape Flats such as Manenberg, Elsies River and Parkwood have deeply entrenched, decades-old gang structures. And there are now fledgling gangs forming in the townships of Khayelitsha and Nyanga, according to the Daily Maverick.There are 12 recognised street gangs and three prison gangs in the Western Cape, according to the SAPS. However smaller cliques rise up and die every day, an estimate from the early nineties lists the total number of gangs in Cape Town at 130, and gangsters at 100 000, according to Andre Standing in a 2005 Institute of Security Studies policy discussion paper.last_img read more

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Will Passivhaus Remain a Boutique Program?

first_imgMy hopesAs Joe Lstiburek said to Klingenberg at the end of her talk this year, “If you want to change the world, this can’t become a boutique program like R2000 in Canada.” I’d argue that he’s wrong in one respect: Passivhaus is already a boutique program. It’s got a tremendous amount of buzz for a boutique program, however, and its effect cannot be measured simply by the number of certified projects. That buzz could propel it into another realm.Is Passivhaus ready for the big time? I’m anxious to find out more when I attend the conference in Denver. My Passivhaus leaningsIn the ’80s and ’90s, I was a big fan of Amory Lovins. I remember reading about the house he built in Snowmass, Colorado—with their outrageous 9000 heating degree days—and how they relied mainly on passive solar gain and internal loads for heating the house. In fact, he would thank his guests for their heating contributions. I’d also been fascinated by the superinsulated houses of the ’70s and ’80s.In a way, Passivhaus is to heating loads as Grover Norquist is to government — Their goal is to reduce the heating load to such a small size that you could drown it in a bathtub (and thus eliminate the cost of the typically huge mechanical system). I can identify with that…to a point.I know that that Henry Gifford looks at the building envelope merely as the “assembly surrounding the mechanical system,” but the building envelope has to be where you start. I think the Passivhaus folks have gone a little too far in trying to design and build “homes without heating systems.” (Martin Holladay showed that that claim isn’t true anyway.) They’ve done a lot of great things to help move the superinsulation model forward, however.One thing I really like about Passivhaus is that they account for thermal bridging (places where heat can bypass the insulation) in a more realistic way. By contrast, the HERS energy modeling software factors in thermal bridging mainly through default framing factors for the various building assemblies.I also like that the ultimate goal is the reduction of primary, or source, energy consumption, and that they have a high standard for air-tightness. Plus, it’s encouraging to see Passive House incorporating HERS raters into the verification process. Passivhaus For BeginnersA Conversation With Wolfgang FeistPassivhaus Crosses the Atlantic A ‘Magic Box’ For Your Passivhaus Passivhaus WindowsAre Passivhaus Requirements Logical or Arbitrary?Podcast: Passivhaus, Part 1: Concepts and BasicsPodcast: Passivhaus, Part 2: The Standards Podcast: Passivhaus, Part 3: So You Want to Be a Passivhaus Consultant? I like the way Martin Holladay put it in his diagram explaining the broader goal: “You can save a lot more energy by installing 2 inches of foam under 7 houses than by installing 14 inches of foam under one house.”I’m also concerned about the cost-effectiveness issue. At a certain point, building envelope improvements become more expensive than adding photovoltaic modules to produce energy on-site.And then there’s the name. Should we call it Passive House or Passivhaus? Or something altogether different since it’s not truly passive, and it’s confusing because of the similarity to passive solar, which Passive Houses don’t have to be. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a RESNET-accredited energy consultant, trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard blog. You can follow him on Twitter at EnergyVanguard This weekend I bought my ticket to Denver for the Passive House conference at the end of September. The program has intrigued me since I first found out about it in 2007, but I haven’t gotten involved with it yet. That may be changing now.I made overtures a few years ago and then held back because my involvement with HERS rater training and serving raters as a HERS provider was consuming most of my time. The fact that the program didn’t seem well-suited to warmer climates and received some well-placed criticism from folks like John Straube and Martin Holladay didn’t make me feel like rushing in either. I’m sometimes accused of insisting on the perfect instead of the good (and not only by my wife!), but I do value cost-effectiveness and doing what’s practical. That’s why the Pretty Good House idea appeals to me.At the Westford Symposium on Building Science (a.k.a., Building Science Summer Camp) a couple of weeks ago, I spoke with Katrin Klingenberg and as a result, decided that I should attend their conference this year. Just getting to hear Amory Lovins and Joe Lstiburek speak makes it worthwhile to attend, of course, but my real objective is to find out where the program is headed. RELATED ARTICLES My reservationsAs I mentioned above, one of my biggest questions about Passivhaus has been its suitability to warmer climates with humidity. I live in the Southeast where cooling and dehumidification are significant factors. Having a really well insulated and air-tight home with no thermal bridges isn’t going to get you all the way to home plate. Mechanical systems are critical, and I was happy to hear Klingenberg discuss the importance of dehumidification in her Summer Camp talk.Extreme energy reduction is great, but you also need to make sure that the people who live in the home will be comfortable and healthy. In the latest article in her blog (the Klingenblog), Klingenberg seems to be holding tight to the energy reduction target. As she states there, “refining the annual figure to climate zones will result in a tightening of the standard in some climate zones – not a relaxation, as some generally understood the proposal to do.”last_img read more

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