PREMIUMConflicts, difficult terrain hamper vaccination program in Papua

first_imgLinkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Papua vaccination children health Facebook Thousands of infants in several regions of Papua had still not received complete basic vaccinations as of January, the province’s health agency has said.Complete basic vaccinations are given to infants below 12 months old, including vaccinations for Polio, Hepatitis B and rotavirus.Papua Health Agency’s surveillance and vaccination division head Togu Sihombing said the vaccination program was behind its initial target of 68,293 infants.“There are 46,716 infants below 12 months old that have received complete basic vaccinations, while 21,577 infants have not,” he told The Jakarta Post on Jan. 31.According to the agency’s data, the children who still have not received vaccinations are located in remote areas such as Jayawijaya and Paniai regencies.The vaccination rate has declined nationwide amid growing conservatism and conflicts… Topics : Googlelast_img read more

This penthouse apartment has hit the market after 17 years

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago18/1 Lomond Tce, East BrisbaneAgent Josh Brown said the residence offered scope for its new owner to add further value, while immediately enjoying the lifestyle it afforded.“It doesn’t take much to see the value or opportunity in such a beautiful apartment,” Mr Brown said.“The basics have been covered and all that’s left is for someone to build on the extraordinary offering by making some modern adjustments.“A few clever cosmetic changes and you will enjoy the perfect home that will exceed any modern apartment and represent significantly greater value.” 18/1 Lomond Tce, East BrisbaneConveniently located, the brick constructed Belvue Lodge is a short stroll from the cafes and restaurants of Stanley St, the Gabba cricket ground and Mowbray Park ferry terminal.“This is a surreal environment to call home. Steeped in originality, it has no modern equivalent,” Mr Brown said.“Sharing only one wall a neighbour, the apartment peaceful and private, with its spacious, light-filled setting making you feel right at home.” Inspections: By appointment Auction: Onsite, February 25, noon 18/1 Lomond Tce, East BrisbaneTHIS original penthouse apartment at Belvue Lodge is for sale for the first time in 17 years. It boasts a spacious, light-filled and timeless interior, complemented by cooling breezes, a backdrop of city skyline views and a private seventh-floor position in a complex of only 18 apartments.On entry is a central open-plan living and dining space, floored with carpet and extending to both a balcony and sunroom.Nearby is the kitchen, equipped with timber cabinetry and looking to the Gabba, while three bedrooms are spread across the floor. All have carpet flooring, built-in wardrobes and spectacular views, and are serviced by a red and white tiled bathroom with a separate bath and shower.Other features of the apartment include a laundry, linen cupboard, ceiling fans and a study nook.There is also a further space downstairs that incorporates a secure single garage and a multipurpose room, ideal for use as a home office. From the garage, a lift provides access to the apartment.last_img read more

From liveable to double the luxury: check out the transformation of this prime Brisbane site into two stunning homes

first_imgThe houses Graya Construction built and have now sold at 44 and 46 Soudan Street, Bardon. Picture supplied by Graya ConstructionGraya Construction bought the 810 sqm block in June 2015 for $930,000 and knocked down the existing post-war house.The brothers subdivided the allotment and built two new houses, selling both for $2.53 million more than they paid for the original site. AFTER: The bathroom in the new home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: flooring has replaced the old carpets, striking pendant lighting provides a modern touch and the back doors now open out to a pool and landscaped backyard. AFTER: The new home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: Wakely and Victor Du Bois of Urban Property Agents negotiated the sale of 44 and 46 Soudan Street.Mr Wakely said 150 groups inspected 44 Soudan Street when it was offered to the market and one of the interested parties who missed out on that sale bought number 46 in an offmarket transaction soon after.Bardon is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $940,000, according to CoreLogic. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE AFTER: The new home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: a look at the comparison between the previous two-bedroom home with the new four-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 44 Soudan Street. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoTravertine tiling and a grand pivot door now adorn the entrance, whereas the original house was obscured by trees. The brand new house at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: HUMBLE home on a big parcel of land in inner-city Brisbane has undergone a jawdropping transformation — making way for two luxury properties that are now the best looking neighbours on the block.The brothers from Graya Construction have been at it again; building two stunning new houses in less than two years and selling them for a mega profit.They just sold the house at 46 Soudan Street, Bardon, for $1.73 million in an offmarket deal after recently finalising the sale of its sister property at number 44 for the same price. BEFORE: The original home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The kitchen in the original home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: CoreLogiccenter_img BEFORE: The original home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The original home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The bathroom in the original home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: The new home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture:’ll be crushing on the kitchen which is double the size of the previous house, with a walk-in pantry, Smeg appliances, a wine cellar and an island bench with a cantilevered breakfast bar in Italian white marble. AFTER: The kitchen in the new home at 44 Soudan St, Bardon. Picture: dated master bedroom in the original house is in stark contrast to the one in the new house which boasts a walk-in robe and luxe ensuite with duel rain shower heads and a freestanding bath. Country retreat proves popular Rural charm close to city Historic home built as a wedding gift 90 years ago hits the market last_img read more

This character home was a big hit at auction

first_imgThe home at 8 Jack Street, Gordon Park.A CHARMING Queenslander in a sought-after pocket of Gordon Park has sold at auction for $800,000. The three-bedroom house at 8 Jack St recently went under the hammer in front of eight registered bidders.Marketing agent Brooke Copping of Ray White Wilston said the winning bidder was a young family from a nearby suburb, who planned to raise the house, build underneath and renovate.She said the property’s proximity to Kedron Brook parklands, its character features and larger-than-average 607sq m block made it very appealing.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The home at 8 Jack Street, Gordon Park.The house itself features a front veranda, leadlight windows, elevated ceilings, polished timber floors and french doors leading to a large entertaining deck. The home is in a quiet street, with easy access to the Northern Busway and the tunnel network.Ms Copping said Gordon Park was a highly sought-after suburb, with many now priced out of nearby Grange and Wilston.“Because it’s such a small suburb, supply is tight, but demand is quite high,” she said. Gordon Park is 6km from the CBD and has a median house price of $790,000, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

Hilltop haven has a pool in-line with the roof

first_imgMs O’Kane said the home had a large pool that also overlooked some of Townsville’s best scenery. “We have island views ocean views, Castle Hill views, Townsville stadium views, botanical gardens views — there’s always something to look at,” Ms O’Kane said. “We decided to buy this house because it’s got strong foundations and a good family vibe — there’s a warmness about it,” Ms O’Kane said. “This is an amazing home, I thought it was going to be our forever home.“I’ve always said if I won the lotto, I’d still never move.”With Castle Hill a stone’s throw away and The Strand only a short stroll down the road, there is not a lot this property doesn’t offer buyers. This house is on the market at 21 Murray Street in North Ward is on the market for $1,098,000.THIS bungalow style home boasts character and expansive views overlooking Castle Hill, Magnetic Island — and everything in between.The current owners Lara and Paul O’Kane bought this house almost eight years ago, choosing it for its warm family atmosphere.A professional change has put this residence and its doorstep to some of Townsville’s best lifestyle amenities back on the market. READ MORE NEWS Tropical oasis with heart of green More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We can walk anywhere, we often go for a stroll to Gregory St or we go to Queens Gardens if there’s something on,” Ms O’Kane said.“We have the most spectacular sunsets here in Townsville and we have dinner most nights on our deck enjoying the view.” The house is warm and welcoming with louvre windows letting in the breeze and opening the space. It also attracts plenty of native birds and butterflies, with animals often taking their place on the outdoor deck to watch the sun go down. The hardest place in QLD to sell a housecenter_img “The pool is the highest thing in the house, it’s in line with the roof so we spend many Sunday afternoons with people over at our house.“We love having nibblies and a few drinks in the pool with friends and family.” “The bird life here is amazing, there’s lots of butterflies and we get scrub turkeys that come through all the time, sometimes there’s even a goanna that comes through,” Ms O’Kane said. “We quite often sit on the deck and have breakfast with the kookaburras and there’s been many nights where we’ve seen an owl sitting on the deck as well.” Restored Queenslander snapped up after amazing transformation READ MORE NEWSlast_img read more

Who’ll be the next Iloilo police prov’l director?

first_imgFrom the list of recommendees that thePhilippine National Police will submit, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. will beselecting the next IPPO director. Lucas isqualified and the most senior police official at the PRO-6, said Pamuspusan. The director saidLucas is actually of the nominees for the IPPO’s top post. Vilela’s next assignment will be asPhilippine police attaché to the Unite d States. This is a three-yearassignment. Vilela started his IPPO assignment inSeptember last year. Prior to this, he headed the Comptroller Division of thePolice Regional Office 2 (Cagayan Valley). He was also the national alumni presidentof the 1997 Kapanalig Class of the Philippine National Police Academy. Colonel Roland Vilela, director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Also being considered for Vilela’sseat is Police Colonel Pablito Asmod, chief of the PRO-6’s RegionalInvestigation and Detective Management Division.center_img Pamuspusan saidLucas would lead the IPPO until Vilela’s replacement is named. Vilela said he isthankful to the people of Iloilo and provincial government officials for theircooperation./PN Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan announced yesterday the IPPOwould have an officer-in-charge – Police Colonel Kenneth Lucas, chief of PRO-6’sRegional Comptroller Division. ILOILO – Iloilo Police ProvincialOffice (IPPO) director Police Colonel Roland Vilela is leaving the provincetomorrow for a new assignment. Who will be his successor? He also described Asmod asqualified and, like Lucas, also a senior officer at the PRO-6.last_img read more

Bolt says open to comeback … if coach asks

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former Coach Glen Mills asked him.The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career.However, the 33-year-old told the magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran Coach Mills asked him.“If my coach came back and told me, ‘Let’s do this,’ I will, because I believe so much in my coach,” Bolt said.“So I know if he says we’re going to do this, I know it’s possible. Give Glen Mills a call, and I’ll be back.”Bolt, who last competed internationally at the World Championships in London in 2017 where he won bronze in the 100m, said he does not visit the track any more.“My coach gets too excited when I come to the track, so I stay away,” he said.Bolt, meanwhile, said he is adjusting to life as a father after he and partner Kasi Bennett welcomed a baby girl in May.Bolt said fatherhood was “harder than breaking a world record”.“I got sick that first week as I was scared to fall asleep, so I stayed up at nights just watching her,” he said.“I am a heavy sleeper but I have learned that I am going to wake up, I am going to get up no matter what; I am getting better and I am learning.”last_img read more

Argentina Unleashes Aguero, Dybala, Pavon on Nigeria

first_imgArgentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has hinted his desire to sustain the South American nation’s superiority over their African adversaries by opting for an all-out attacking formation.The two-time World Cup winners are a shade ahead of Nigeria on the balance of previous meetings as they have five wins relative to Nigeria’s sole victory.Dybala and Pavon, according to El- Clarin, the Buenos Aires-based newspaper, are the only changes Sampaoli is contemplating for the friendly, and from the team that beat Russia 1-0 on Saturday, after Lionel Messi pulled out to join Barcelona.Messi, a recurrent thorn in Nigeria’s flesh in the previous engagements, will not play through the Eagles defence today, having been excused from international duty by Sampaoli.The coach felt the inspirational forward and Argentina captain, deserved a break from international match load.In his absence will be Boca striker, Pavon, who has earned the adulation of Messi for his impressive performance against Russia.The 21- year- old played a key role in a play that set up Aguero’s goal against Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.It is also expected that Agustín Marchesín will be handed his debut in the goal ahead of Sergio Romero and Nahuel Guzman, who was on duty in the match against Singapore.The Argentina likely starting XI in the match to kick off at 5.30 pm Nigerian time would be Marchesín; Javier Mascherano, Germán Pezzella, Otamendi; Banega, Kranevitter, Giovanni Lo Celso; Dybala; Pavón, Agüero and Ángel Di María.The Krasnodar stadium has a capacity for 34,291 spectators. The stadium was one of the venue proposed by the Russian federation for the next year’s World Cup before it was dropped.However, it was used as venue for two friendlies by Russia against Costa Rica and Cote d’Ivoire.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaNigeria’s defensive resolve will be tested as Argentina intends to parade the strike force of Sergio Kun Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Cristian Pavón in today’s international friendly tie in Russia.The match will be played at a warm temperature of 16 degrees in Krasnodar, a city located about 1,300 kilometres to the south of Moscow.last_img read more

Hughes: Big Ten Tournament through Charlie Sheen’s eyes

first_imgIt may be known as “the second season” where everyone still adopts an attitude of starting over with renewed hopes, but everyone knows tournament play isn’t a separate species from the regular season.When it comes to the postseason, momentum is everything and the special thing about it is that momentum is not exclusive to the top-seeded teams. You can find it anywhere.Need I even present the Packers as an example? Green Bay experienced a troll of a regular season but finished it with two encouraging victories at home. Those two games spring-loaded the bottom-seeded Pack for a playoff tear en route to a championship.And now, as the Big Ten Tournament nears for men’s basketball, it’s not about which teams lead the conference in whatever statistic. It’s about whoever is feeling like a lion and whoever is a woebegone lamb.It’s about whoever is – I don’t know – feeling like a winner, one might say?Despite how despairing it is to see Charlie Sheen’s winning attitude dominate news hours, you must admit his quotes are bewitching.So here, I’ve applied some of Sheen’s delectable quotes to describe every Big Ten team’s momentum heading into the tournament.“I got tiger blood, man.” – Ohio StateLately, Ohio State has been the lion (excuse me, I meant to say tiger) and everyone standing in its way is the lamb.They closed out the season with 19, 11, 21 and 28-point victories. Guard Jon Diebler has hit a stupefying 18-of-22 3-pointers in the last two games, while the Buckeyes have collectively converted 27-of-39 moneyballs.For a team that hasn’t experienced a bad loss all year (its two losses came on the road against teams flirting with top-10 rankings), Ohio State is certainly letting out quite a bit of aggression.Before the game at Penn State, a security guard thought it would be a good idea to notify head coach Thad Matta where he would be escorted off the court when the student section rushes the floor. Against Wisconsin, “Deal with it” towels and chants were ever-present to vex Bo Ryan.“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.” – PurdueOver the course of a seven-game winning streak, Purdue certainly looked the part of an out-of-this-world Slash. The Boilermakers toppled then-No. 10 Wisconsin and then-No. 3 Ohio State in back-to-back games while winning by an average of about 12 points during the run.But then Iowa surprised Purdue with a 67-65 loss in the season finale, and it’s not like the Boilermakers had nothing to play for. The possibilities of a shared Big Ten title were on the line for PU, whose game against Iowa ran concurrently with Ohio State’s.Head coach Matt Painter criticized the team’s effort after the game, but expect the Boilermakers’ appetite to become aroused following that.“And together it’s like, it’s on. Sorry, middle America. Yeah, I said it.” – WisconsinSimply put, when Wisconsin hits shots, they win. And they look good doing it.About 41 percent of the Badgers’ shots have come from the perimeter this season, and when those shots fall, you hear Tom Izzo say things like “they could win the championship.” But when they bounce out, you find yourself shaking your head and doing a face-plant to the palm.Performances from the arc seen against Ohio State (.375), Purdue (.158), Michigan (.276) and Iowa (.276) will drag down the Badgers and just won’t fly in a postseason atmosphere.The Badgers’ shooting has been off and on in the past eight games. Although junior guard Jordan Taylor took control of the game against Indiana, UW’s offense is designed for team success. Several players need to be “on” for Wisconsin to be “on” in the postseason.“I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind.” – MichiganNot many people thought they’d see Michigan in bubble talks this year, but they made it so with some solid play down the stretch, winning eight of their final 11.The Wolverines feature four players shooting at least 42 percent from the field and two grabbing nearly six rebounds a piece per game. After sweeping rival Michigan State in the finale and NCAA prospects on the rise, Michigan can will itself into the dance and all should consider them salivating at the chance.“I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old.” – IllinoisThe Fighting Illini have, at times, seemed a little schizophrenic this year. Despite having the conference’s second-best shooting percentage, they haven’t experienced consecutive wins since early January.Nonetheless, they find themselves fumbling into the Big Ten Tournament with some steam after their finale against Indiana. Illinois responded well to the incentive of clinching a first-round bye by shooting .491 from the field and grabbing 40 rebounds in a 72-48 frolic.“You can’t process me with a normal brain.” – Michigan StateYou really can’t. In the preseason, MSU looked and sounded exactly like the Final Four team it was one year ago. But after being in crisis mode for months and seeing no resurgence whatsoever (5-8 in last 13 games, five consecutive losses against ranked opponents), it’s clearly one hell of a dog’s day for the Spartans.However, Izzo is a master of the postseason and as his team is set to play Iowa in the first round – who Michigan State lost to in the finale – don’t be surprised if the Spartans cause some trouble. But don’t be surprised if they don’t.…Just don’t worry about it.“They’ll wake up one day and realize how cool dad is… we need his wisdom and his bitchin’-ness.” – Penn StateHead coach Ed DeChellis entered the 2010-11 season sitting on a hot seat, and he came out firing, dethroning the likes of Michigan State, Illinois and Wisconsin. It finally seemed like DeChellis’ players were catching on.But those days are long gone – PSU hasn’t had any kind of resume win since late January and got thumped by OSU in a 21-point defeat a week ago.Bubble talks haven’t ceased with PSU, but to go dancing would require a hefty run. The Lions don’t seem to have enough momentum, or the bye week, to accomplish that.“I’m extremely old-fashioned. I’m a nobleman. I’m chivalrous.” – NorthwesternWith a 7-11 conference record and after losing two of their last three, the Wildcats seem shortchanged on energy.The conference’s third-best perimeter shooting team, Northwestern lost by 15 at Wisconsin despite a great showing and then squeaked by Minnesota after hitting 10-of-30 attempts. For a team that relies on the three-ball, that doesn’t exactly get things rolling.This was supposed to be the year that Northwestern broke onto the dancing scene, but that doesn’t seem likely anymore. Same old Wildcats.“All my guy friends are gonna, like, throw tomatoes at me” – MinnesotaAfter being ranked No. 15 in the nation at one point, the Gophers went in a nosedive to end their regular season, losing nine of their last 10 to finish ninth in the conference.This team has a lot of momentum, and it’s pointing down. They’ll probably have more to worry about that just tomatoes being thrown at them.“Being a ballplayer, I believe in numbers. I’m not going 0-for-4. I’m not wearing a golden sombrero.” – IowaToo bad for the Hawkeyes, because they’re already 0-4 in the last four years in the Big Ten Tournament.But although the Hawkeyes lost six straight games before winning their season finale, don’t be fooled; there’s more momentum in Iowa than there is in Minnesota.Two of those losses during that stretch came in overtime against Wisconsin and Michigan, two teams that are going to the NCAA Tournament.Did frustration mount at their misfortune? It seems so. No. 6 Purdue was battling for a share in the Big Ten title, but Iowa finally broke through. If they don’t beat MSU in the first round, the Hawkeyes will at least make them work for it.“It’s a silly book written by a broken-down fool.” – IndianaYou could say this team is on an eight-game losing streak or just say they’ve won three of their last 18 games (a 3-15 conference record). Either way you frame it, it’s not pretty.Let’s just put it this way: the Hoosiers haven’t lost by less than 10 points since Feb. 19.Elliot is a junior majoring in journalism. Who has the most momentum going into the tournament season? Send your thoughts to read more

Football: Clement cited for off-campus altercation

first_imgIn a statement from Wisconsin Athletics on Nov. 12, Clement returned to his apartment building in the early hours of Nov. 8 and intervened in a “verbal dispute” between a group of people and a security guard. The dispute turned physical as punches were thrown, causing Clement to cut his hand.Football: Corey Clement involved in off-campus altercation, cuts handThe nightmare season of 2015 continues for Wisconsin football running back Corey Clement. According to a statement released by the Read…But according to Heilprin, Clement was the one who threw the first punch. Clement and three other individuals were cited for the incident. UW released another statement after details from the MPD report surfaced. UW found out yesterday that Clement would be cited.In regards to the contradictory reports, UW said it reported what it knew at the time.“We released a statement regarding Corey’s involvement in the incident on Nov. 12 in response to false information that was circulating. That statement was based off of information that we had at that time,” the statement said. “With the release of the full police report today, further details on the incident have come to light. Any disciplinary measures taken by UW head coach Paul Chryst relating to this incident are undetermined at this time and will be handled internally.”The New Jersey native has played in just three games this season as he’s been dealing with a sports hernia injury. Clement has rushed for only 155 yards and four touchdowns this season after taking over for Melvin Gordon as the starting running back.After a two week absence, Clement rushed 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown last Saturday against Northwestern.There has been no announcement about Clement’s availability for Saturday’s game at Minnesota.Chris Bumbaca contributed to reporting to this story. The miserable junior season for Wisconsin running back Corey Clement took another ugly turn Wednesday.According to Zach Heilprin of, Clement was cited on two counts of disorderly conduct after he was involved in a fight at his off-campus apartment on Nov. 8.last_img read more