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‘There’s warmth in humanity’: China reacts to Indonesian policeman singing ‘Jiayou Wuhan’

first_imgThe Chinese government has given a warm response to an Indonesian policeman who went viral on social media for singing the song “Jiayou, Wuhan” (Stay strong, Wuhan), saying it proves that “there’s warmth in humanity” as people across the world cheer for China to remain strong in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.Hans, a police officer of Sorolangun Police precinct in Jambi recently made the news in Indonesia after a video of him singing the song dedicated to encouraging people in Wuhan — the epicenter of the virus outbreak — made the rounds on social media, even gaining him international fame as he was interviewed by Chinese media.In a video uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 2 by a user identified as Navid, Hans was seen singing the song with another man on singing app Smule, where Hans goes by the username ucok_hans and the other man went by username NavidLie88. The YouTube video description read “Singing with an Indonesian policeman”. “The virus is cold but there’s warmth in humanity,” Hua said in a briefing on Thursday.”Let this friend from Indonesia know that the epidemic will pass one day, and when that day comes, we welcome all who support Wuhan and China to visit China, especially Wuhan,” she added.Indonesia recently evacuated 243 people – comprising 237 Indonesian nationals, including students, five Indonesian diplomats and a foreigner and the spouse of an Indonesian citizen – from cities in Hubei, including Wuhan, back to Indonesia to escape the fast-spreading virus.They are currently undergoing a two-week observation period under quarantine in Natuna, Riau Islands. The Health Ministry confirmed on Monday that they were all healthy and not showing symptoms of coronavirus infection.”I am glad to hear that the Indonesian students are in good condition, and when the epidemic is over, they are welcome to return and resume their studies and life in China,” Hua said.As of Friday, the death toll from the coronavirus hit 636, with Chinese authorities confirming that more than 30,000 people on the mainland had been infected, AFP reported. The far-flung virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with two deaths confirmed in the Philippines and Hong Kong. (afr)Topics : An Indonesian-language Chinese media outlet later interviewed Hans, during which the policeman shared a bit about himself and said that although he had never been to China himself, he could sing several songs in Chinese. He also sang the “Jiayuou Wuhan” song during the interview, Antara reported.”To my friends in Wuhan, we always pray for and support you and hope that the [coronavirus] outbreak will soon end,” Hans said after singing the song.In response to the viral video, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that during such a difficult time caused by the outbreak, the Chinese government acknowledged that Wuhan and China “is cheered on through social media by so many lovely people from all corners of the world.”last_img read more

Crystal chandeliers and a Kardashian kitchen: inside one of the Gold Coast’s flashiest manors

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe kitchen was inspired by the Kardashians. The manor sits on a sprawling 5238sq m block.The couple affirmed their decision to sell after their teenage son graduated from TSS earlier this month.“We relocated overseas a few years ago, but our time in Australia has come to an end,” Mrs Jackson said. “I probably haven’t been ready to let the property go in the past, but it makes sense. Our life is on the other side of the world now.” 2 Charlton St, Southport is set to go to auction as part of a renewed selling push.THE owners of a regal manor estate are renewing their push to sell the opulent property, surprisingly tucked away in the heart of Southport.From a chandelier dripping Czech crystals, to a Kardashian-inspired kitchen and Audrey Hepburn influences, sconces imported from Abu Dhabi, and Ralph Lauren wallpaper, this colossal mansion spans eras, celebrities, styles, cultures and continents. A splash of blue among terracotta tiles.The property, first listed for sale in 2015, has been relaunched after a change in marketing agents, by Michael Mahon of Sotheby’s International Realty. It is scheduled for auction on December 12.“It just needed to be relaunched to get the exposure it deserves and warrants,” Mr Mahon said Feeling blue? A soak in this luxe bath should help.A bedroom (one of seven) channels Marie Antoinette with dusty pink walls and Nina Campbell floral foiled wallpaper; an exotic monochrome bathroom was inspired by Geneva.The opulence continues with ornate ceilings and luxury hand-cut marble, and across the edible spectrum, with pops of duck egg blue on wallpaper, champagne carpets and mint green and burnt orange walls. Each room is themed individually.center_img A taste of the roaring twenties. Roll up, roll up. A private circular drive lies beyond security gates. A magnificent mosaic of black and white.It took Mrs Jackson over a year to perfect her “dream home”, while pregnant with her and her husband’s fourth child.“It’s been a fantastic home for entertaining and teenagers,” Mrs Jackson said. The Jacksons also installed a pool, complete with terracotta tiles to match the uber-luxe Tuscan exterior of the home, a poolside cabana, championship-size tennis court and relandscaped the sprawling parkland grounds. One very luxurious lobby greets you on entry.Well-travelled, successful businesswoman and vendor Fiona Jackson stripped the manor back to its “beautiful bones” after purchasing it in 2013.“It was so run down, but I had such an amazing vision for it,” Mrs Jackson said.“We travel a lot so most of the ideas and materials came from overseas.”Each room is themed individually — there’s a dining room befitting the most extravagant Gatsby party, a New York-styled entertainment den, a lavish kitchen with imported Italian backsplashes cut locally for a Herringbone effect.last_img read more

Luxury Gold Coast cottage hits the market

first_img107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain“To actually create something of this style was definitely different for us.“(The new house) will be different but very unique again.”Mrs Webb said she would miss the fireplace, outdoor deck that overlooked the sweeping vistas and farmhouse kitchen most.“My kitchen – I wish I could pick it up and take it with me.”Bernadette Brushe, of Harcourts Coastal – Hope Island, is marketing the property with a $1.697 million price tag. 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain“Michael knew he wanted a high-pitched roof and I think I’m drawn to the English cottages.“It’s just so cute. You walk in and it just hugs you, it’s beautiful.”Earthy materials, including wood and brick, and the peaked roof are standout features while floor-to-ceiling windows frame breathtaking views over the Guanaba Gorge to the coast.Mrs Webb said the sprawling rainforest and weeping willows that surrounded the property made it feel like it was a world away from civilisation.“In August, the fireflies come out and it’s just like fairyland,” Mrs Webb said.While they love the property, the Webbs have decided they want to build a new home on a bigger property – partly so Mrs Webb can have more horses.“Our creative juices are running again,” she said. 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountaincenter_img 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine Mountain 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine MountainThe couple, who own a building business, bought the block of land at Tamborine Mountain about a decade ago but it was left untouched for years before they decided to build on it.“We’ve always wanted to build our own house,” Mrs Webb said.“We’re always doing things for other people but we thought, ‘No, this is going to be something very special for us’.”Every weekend, they would visit the property to work on their “dream home”.First, they built a cabin to stay in while they built the house before upgrading to a slightly larger cottage. Both still stand today and are used for visiting guests.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe grand home, which blends contemporary and country style, was finished about three years ago.“It was a labour of love over the years,” Mrs Webb said. 107 The Shelf Road, Tamborine MountainIT’S the green behind the gold.An English-style cottage in the mountains is a dream escape for many people but one Gold Coast couple has made it their reality.The modern homestead at 107 The Shelf Rd was a “labour of love” for Gayle and Michael Webb – which is why they have decided to put it on the market.last_img read more

Atlantic Shores,Rutgers University in Ocean Study Off Jersey

first_imgAtlantic Shores has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development. The 5-year cooperative agreement term will initiate this summer and help to bolster on-going efforts at the Rutgers Center for Ocean Observing Leadership (RUCOOL).Together, Atlantic Shores and RUCOOL will focus on advancing innovative approaches to collecting and analyzing meteorological, oceanographic and marine bioacoustic data. The work will build upon efforts RUCOOL is already undertaking in partnership with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU).Data collected from both inside and outside the Atlantic Shores lease area will not only support Atlantic Shores’ strong commitment to ground its development decisions upon sound scientific research, but also contribute to the broader regional knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic marine environment.“Rutgers University is a leader in marine science research, and Atlantic Shores is committed to increasing data collection that will support the sustainability of the emerging offshore wind industry in New Jersey,” said Chris Hart, President and Managing Director of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind. “We look forward to advancing their research efforts by collaborating early on as our Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind portfolio gets off the ground.”“Rutgers is committed to leveraging its research capabilities, working with industry and state partners, and providing the best possible science to lead the nation in responsible offshore wind development,” said S. David Kimball, PhD, Interim Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers. “The Jersey coast is a prime location for offshore wind development in our state’s pursuit of achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050. We are happy to partner with Atlantic Shores to advance Rutgers research projects related to offshore wind and be at the forefront of a new industry that can have long-term economic benefits for New Jersey.”“RUCOOL is excited to work with colleagues at Atlantic Shores to better understand the coastal ocean and atmospheric environment off the coast of New Jersey. These new studies will enhance and contribute to decades of ocean and atmospheric observations, modeling, and knowledge in the region as New Jersey works to become the world leader in offshore wind,” said Joseph F. Brodie, PhD, Director of Atmospheric Research at the Center for Ocean Observing Leadership.Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between EDF Renewables North America and Shell New Energies US, LLC with an OREC application currently under consideration by the NJBPU.The joint venture plans to build multiple projects over the next decade within their 183,000 acre lease area off the coast of New Jersey, to help the state meet its progressive goal of generating 3.5 GW of renewable energy by 2030. In total, Atlantic Shores’ lease area has the potential to generate 2.5 GW of clean wind energy, enough to power nearly one million homes.A decision on which developer will be awarded a state contract to build the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey is expected this summer. Atlantic Shores plans to move forward with data collection and research in partnership with RUCOOL regardless of the outcome of the NJBPU decision.last_img read more

Butter Lettuce, Chicken, and Cherry Salad.

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Butter Lettuce, Chicken, and Cherry Salad. by: – July 13, 2011 Share Photograph by David PrinceHowever tempting it may be to eat all of the ultra-crunchy croutons—pan-fried in chicken fat—right out of the skillet, save some for this summery composed salad. And if you’re feeling less indulgent, leave out the croutons and chicken skin.4 servingsTOTAL TIME: 30 minutes  Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Ingredients:1/4 cup fresh lemon juice3 tablespoons Dijon mustard3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill2 tablespoons honey1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper4 Perfect Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs, fat from pan reserved4 thick slices rustic bread, crusts removed, torn into 3/4″ pieces1 pound fresh cherries, stemmed, pitted, and lightly crushed3 heads butter lettuce, cored and torn into pieces4 radishes, thinly sliced 1tablespoon chopped chivesPreparationWhisk first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir; set aside. Remove crispy chicken skin and tear into pieces. Pull chicken meat from bones and tear into pieces; discard bones. Reserve skin and meat.Heat chicken fat in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread to skillet and toast, turning frequently, until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper while still hot.Place chicken meat in a large bowl. Add cherries, butter lettuce, radishes, and chives and drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Divide salad among plates and garnish with croutons and chicken skin.Recipe by the Bon Appétit Test KitchenPhotograph by David Princelast_img read more

ACL: Saudi giants Al Hilal cruise past Iran’s Shahr Khodro

first_img Promoted Content7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Shockingly, Some Foods We Eat Every Day Have A Bizarre BeginningWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Hilal’s superiority was never in doubt as they controlled proceedings from the start at the Zabeel Stadium in Dubai. Loading… Read Also: Man United handed huge boost ahead of Chelsea clashThe Emirati side however couldn’t take advantage of the momentum as Serbian Dragan Ceran restored Pakhtakor’s lead in the 70th minute with a low shot following a right-wing cross by Dostonbek Khamdamov.Shabab Al Ahli had a couple of chances later but Pakhtakor held on.Also on Monday, Iran’s Estheglal drew with Iraq’s Al Shorta 1-1, while the match between UAE’s Al Wahda and Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli also finished one a-piece.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Andre Carrillo and Bafetimbi Gomis were on target as Saudi giants Al Hilal began the defence of their Asian Champions League title with a 2-0 victory over Iran’s Shahr Khodro on Monday.Advertisement But the Saudis struggled to breach the Shahr Khodro defence, with goalkeeper Mehdi Rahmati producing a string of some good saves in their Group B clash.Just when it appeared the deadlock would continue into the second half, Shahr Khodro, who are making their Champions League debut, caved in to the pressure.Italian international Sebastian Giovinco cut in from the left and passed for Salem al-Dawsari, who in turn set up Carrillo neatly and the Peruvian made no mistake with his half-volley.Carrillo turn provider in the 69th minute as he received al-Dawsari’s pass inside the box and squared for Gomis and the Frenchman, who was the top-scorer in the tournament last year, scored from just three yards with a simple tap-in.Shahr Khodro could have pulled one back but Al Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah al-Mayouf made a fine save three minutes from time to thwart a powerful shot from Milad Sarlak.– Excellent lob –Earlier in another Group B match, Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor edged out Shabab Al Ahli Dubai 2-1 in Tashkent.Jaloliddin Masharipov became the first player to score in the tournament this season as he put Pakhtakor ahead in the 18th minute with an excellent lob over goalkeeper Majed Naser after having made considerable ground with the ball.Pedro Conde however put Shabab Al Ahli on level terms in the 67th minute after Youssef Jaber’s bicycle kick was saved by Pakhtakor goalkeeper Eldorbek Suyunov, leaving the Spaniard with a simple shot from close.last_img read more

Ighalo can earn extra year at Man Utd if he impresses, says Solskjaer

first_imgIghalo had been kept separate from the rest of the squad since signing due to issues surrounding the coronavirus.But he travelled to London in preparation for tonight’s match at Chelsea where he is likely to start on the bench.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says if United fan Ighalo, 30, can impress until the end of the season he could be staying for longer.The Old Trafford boss said: “It’s a loan, but when you’re in the door, and if you impress, it gives you a chance.“That’s exactly the same for everyone who signs.“If it’s permanent, or if it’s a loan, if you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, of course there’s a chance we’ll look at extending things and signing.“That doesn’t just go for Odion but his incentive is to play as well as he can and it’s up to us to make sure he wants to stay, if we want him.”#Soccer Solskjaer tells Ighalo he can earn extra year at boyhood club Man Utd as loanee striker prepares for debut vs Chelsea https://t.co/vkg0WA1g5Y— Football News (@soccerMeraki) February 17, 2020Read Also: Ighalo reveals who he will dedicate every goal scored at Man UnitedSolskjaer denied bringing in the ex-Watford frontman on the last day of the January window was an act of desperation.He added: “Don’t go down that route. He’s a loan player we’re very happy with. Hopefully he’ll prove what I think he will.“He’s a proven goalscorer so he’ll do all right.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Accordig to UK Sun report, the Nigerian striker, on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, took part in a first training session with his new team-mates yesterday. Loading… Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo could earn an extra season at Manchester United if he proves a hit.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarianlast_img read more

Young Nevada driver looks to build on first IMCA Modified season

first_img“There’s a lot I’m missing out on now (because of the Covid-19 outbreak) like prom, graduation and watching my friends play baseball,” he said. “The car is done and ready to go. We’re just wait­ing on a race.” “They could tell how much I was intrigued by it,” said Jones, who started racing in a go-kart pur­chased from a family friend. “My dad is my crew chief now and he enjoys it just as much as I do.” WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Cole Jones looked forward to the level of competition he faced in his home state of Nevada as an IMCA Modified rookie.  “The learning curve was huge. The speed and suspension in a Modified is way different than in a mini mod,” he continued. “We felt good about what we had accomplished in a mini mod and wanted to see if we could com­pete in an IMCA Modified,” Jones explained. “There are a lot of IMCA Modifieds in the area and the level of competition is very high.”  Jones also took his on-track education to Battle Mountain Raceway, Summit Raceway, Lovelock Speedway and Fernley 95A Speedway, and ventured to California’s Diamond Mountain Speed­way for a couple outings over the Fourth of July holiday.  Cole Jones will chase his first career IMCA Modified feature win this season at tracks in his home state of Nevada. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography) He made the trip to Susanville with a couple heavy hitters, former Shaw Race Cars Western Re­gion champion Cory Sample and Andy Strait.center_img He’ll look to improve on a learning season of consistent finishes with his first career feature win in the division this year. Jones is the first driver in his family. He’d watched races at Battle Mountain with his father Jeff and quickly decided he wanted to be more than a spectator.  Jones will primarily chase points this season at Winnemucca, Battle Mountain and Summit. He also plans to follow part of the 1st Class Chassis Wild West Tour.  The 17-year-old speedster and Lowry High School senior moved up to the Modified after success­ful stints in both go-karts and a local 4-cylinder mini mod class. Twenty of his 22 starts in 2019 came at Nevada venues, including seven at hometown Winnemucca Regional Raceway.  “I’d raced in California before but never in a Modified,” Jones said. “I wanted to race at a different track against different people. We had a lot of fun and we learned a lot.”  He’ll study diesel technology this fall at Great Basin College in Elko.last_img read more

Dobson Announces 2007-08 Signees

first_img Share Dobson Announces 2007-08 Signees June 14, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Head Coach Matt Dobson recently announced the incoming student-athletes for next season. Ten men and six women will run for West Florida for the 2007-08 cross country and track season.The ten incoming men’s cross country runners are all freshmen and each one signed a national letter of intent. Sean Jansen comes to West Florida from Sickles High School in Tampa. Jansen, who will also run in middle distance races, was a member of the Sickles team that finished seventh out of 24 teams at the 2006 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Meet.Twin brothers Andrew and Nicholas Maedel will start their collegiate career at West Florida. The Ridgeview, Fla. natives both ran for four years for head coach Terry Smith at Orange Park High School. Nicholas was named a Foot Locker South Cross County Top 10. He set personal bests with a 4:31 mile and 9:48 two mile. Nicholas also helped Orange Park to a sixth place finish at the 2007 state cross country tournament by finishing 25th in the FHSAA Class 3A state meet. Andrew helped lead Orange Park to a 19th place finish at the FHSAA Class 3A state meet. At the 2007 St. John’s River Conference Meet, he finished seventh in the 1,600 meter run.Two student-athletes from Leon High School in Tallahassee will be making the trek west to Pensacola. Jared Black was the top Leon finisher in 22nd place at the UF Gator Invitational. He also earned a pair of Top 10 finishes at the Lincoln Invitational and the Miccosukee Madness 5K. James Griner was the top Leon finisher with a fourth place time of 17:12.71 at the Lincoln Invitational. He also earned an eighth place finish with a time of 17:52.11 at the Miccosukee Madness 5K.Dobson also signed two student-athletes from the Fort Myers, Fla. area. Scott Lydick is a graduate of Fort Myers High School who ran for head coach Kelly Heinzman-Britton. Tyler Stowell is from nearby North Fort Myers High School.Nicholas Farrington earned two cross county and four track letters at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Fla. He earned third team all-state honors as a senior after finishing 16th at the state meet. He set personal records in the 5,000 meters (16:28), mile (4:28) and the 800 meters (2:00).Two other runners will join the Argonaut program as walk-ons. Tallahassee product Tyler Endicott of Florida High School in Tallahassee will also run middle distance races. Endicott was a 2007 All-Big Bend Cross County selection and participated in the state meet in the 4 x 800 meter relay. James Headley will also run in middle distance races after running at Clearwater High School.Of the six incoming women runners, two are transfers. Katherine Ragia, of Daytona Beach, Fla., will transfer to West Florida after running for two seasons for Webber International in Babson Park, Fla. Ragia set the school record in the 3K, 5K, 10K and half marathon. She was also an NAIA national marathon qualifier. Ragia posted the sixth-fastest 5K time during the 2006 season with a 20:37 at the Stetson Hatter Invitational.Sophomore Ashley Collis will transfer after a one year stint at Truett-McConnell Community College. She helped lead the Lady Bears to an National Junior College Athletic Association Region XVII title with a 16th place finish in the championship race.Three of the four incoming freshmen signed national letters of intent. Kelli Midden was a Foot Locker South Cross Country Finalist at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla. She was a 2007 Boca Raton News All-Area selection in the 3,200 meters and a state track and field honor roll honoree.Along with cross country events, Marisa DeFeo and Shannon Collins will also run middle distance races. DeFeo ran for head coach Terry Muntain at Orange Park High School. She qualified for the state meet in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16. Collins ran for head coach Amanda Martin at South Lake HS in Mineola, Fla. Kiana Overton from Pensacola’s Escambia High School will walk-on and participate in hurdles and middle distance racesPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Eagle Fire Company drive-thru fish fry announced

first_imgOldenburg, In. — The Eagle Fire Company will hold a drive-thru fish fry Friday, March 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the firehouse in Oldenburg. The menu includes fried codfish, French frys and cole slaw.last_img