PREMIUMResidents’ participation vital in Jambi peatland restoration: BRG

Topics : Google Jambi BRG PeatlandRestorationAgency peatland peatland-restoration forest-fires-2019 forest-fires forest-fires-in-Indonesia Log in with your social account Facebook Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) has called on the public to support its efforts to restore peatland areas in the province of Jambi, where land clearing and fires cause trillions of rupiah in environmental damage and impact people’s livelihoods.BRG official Myrna A. Safitri said the agency needed help from locals for its program to gradually restore peatlands amid limited funding provided by the government.“Peat areas that have been damaged over the past few decades cannot be repaired in one or two years. But, with the support of the local community, we are optimistic that the damaged areas can be restored,” she said on Wednesday.Since 2017, the agency had been focusing on the regencies of West Tanjung Jabung, East Tanjung Jabung and Muarojambi in Jambi, as those three were particularly prone to forest and land fires. Those regencies also saw lots of lan… Linkedin read more

South Korea accuses religious sect leader as COVID-19 cases surge

first_imgSouth Korea accused the leader of a religious sect on Sunday of violating self-isolation rules and obstructing investigations into the country’s biggest outbreak of new coronavirus in five months.South Korea on Sunday reported 279 new cases on Sunday, more than double the 103 reported on Friday, with most of the new infections found in and around Seoul.The capital posted a record 146 new cases, out of which 107 were linked to Sarang Jeil Church led by Rev. Jun Kwang-hoon, a controversial pastor and an outspoken government critic. The health ministry said it will file a complaint against Jun later on Sunday, accusing him of violating self-isolation rules by participating in a rally on Saturday and “obstructing” epidemiological investigation by failing to submit a full list of church members for testing and tracing.Thousands of demonstrators took to the street on the Aug. 15 liberation day on Tuesday, protesting against President Moon Jae-in’s policies and defying a ban on rallies in the capital.The surge in COVID-19 cases prompted authorities on Sunday to reimpose tighter social distancing curbs, and President Moon warned of “stern and strong measures” against “some churches”, calling their behavior an “unforgivable act that threatens public lives.”Jun’s church did not respond to telephone calls from Reuters seeking comment.Another Christian sect, Shincheonji Church of Jesus, was at the center of the country’s largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections in February. The secretive group was linked to 36 percent of South Korea’s total cases, and on Aug.1, South Korean authorities arrested its founder, Lee Man-hee, for allegedly hiding crucial information from contact-tracers.Topics :last_img read more

IPE Conference & Awards 2020 is going virtual!

first_imgIt is still possible to submit an entry into the IPE Awards. To open your entry please click here.We are sorry that we will not see you in person in Madrid but we believe, in the interests of everyone’s health and general wellbeing, it is the right decision.All of us at IPE look forward to welcoming you virtually in December. Due to COVID-19 affecting travel and the current – and potentially ongoing – government quarantine restrictions, IPE’s team has taken the decision to convert the IPE Conference and Awards 2020 into a live virtual event.It has been a very difficult decision to make but the safety of all those attending the event is paramount.We hope that informing you of this decision now minimises any disruption to your travel and diary plans.The programme will now be held over three days, 2, 3 and 4 December 2020. For updates on the programme please visit the website here.last_img read more

Pjanić’s goal proclaimed as the most beautiful in 2012

first_imgFootball fans in Italy have chosen the goal of our national team player Miralem Pjanić, in the match between ”Lazio” and ”Roma” , as the most beautiful in 2012.Back then, Pjanić had decided to kick the ball in a straight forward motion towards the opponents’ goalkeeper. Pjanić was about 40 meters away from the goalkeeper, who tried but did not succeed to stop the ball. In this competition, Pjanić’s goal got 33% of the votes.last_img

Westport Winery Co-Owner Kim Roberts Releases Second Novel

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery’s co-owner, Kim Roberts, is releasing her second novel on Saturday, December 7. Roberts will be signing Poi Son: An Aloha Jones Mystery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the winery.In Poi Son, Lahaina harbormaster Aloha Jones, has taken a second job as a marine patrol officer. On a break to purchase lunch, hers having been pilfered by her fur sidekick, Wharf, Aloha generates a racial profiling investigation based on their actions. To avoid the conflict and to sort out the reality of having a reunion with her ex-husband Snake, she responds to her sister Sarang’s request for help in saving the family cabin near Hana from a wildfire.Since good deeds rarely go unpunished, Aloha finds herself returning to the community and circumstance that caused her to leave the island and join the Coast Guard after college. After she gets to Hana she is further embroiled in that historic conflict as her least favorite person, Mallory Deems, drowns behind the dam and Aloha is recruited to retrieve her body. Mallory’s husband, and Aloha’s former fiancé Nate Deems, is just one of the reasons Aloha is loath to reintroduce herself to her awkward past.Once on scene, Aloha discovers that Sarang, a retired Marine, is suffering from PTSD and treating herself with medical marijuana. Aloha’s concern for the situation is further complicated by a series of local characters who pull her in different directions as she learns that Mallory’s death is not a dive accident, but murder.Kim Roberts has written for The Daily Planet, Western-Farmer Stockman, Ocean Observer, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, Discover Diving, Log Home Living, RV Life, American Fitness and the Leavenworth Echo where she won the Washington State Newspaper Publishers Association Best General Column award. Roberts and her husband Blain formerly owned Lahaina Divers on Maui. Together they founded Westport Winery on the Washington coast where they live within their Vineyards By-the-Sea.Poi Son is available at Westport Winery and on their website.  Also available on Amazon.   The e-book is also available for Kindle readers via Amazon. Westport Winery’s wine club members receive a 10% discount when purchasing either Poi Son or Luna Sea at the winery.last_img read more