Garuda task force returns to Indonesia after fighting Australian bushfires

first_imgA special team, mostly consisting of Indonesian armed forces personnel, known as the Garuda Task Force, has returned to Indonesia after helping to fight recent bushfires in Australia, the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra stated on Wednesday.“True friends not only help with words, but with real actions,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Garraway, the commander of New South Wales under Joint Task Force (JTF) 1110, as quoted by antaranews.com on Wednesday. Garraway was repeating a message from Lt. Col. Renee Kidson from the Australian Defense Force (ADF) during a farewell ceremony at the Australian Air Force Base Richmond in New South Wales, Australia. The message was conveyed as a form of appreciation for the Garuda task force for aiding Australia in the Bushfires Assistance Operation.Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Kristiarto Legowo has handed over 41 certificates of merit to members of the Indonesian Military and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) as a token of appreciation for their dedication.Read also: Indonesia, Australia offer each other disaster supportThe task force assisted the Australian government in clearing roads and train tracks, cleaning up the aftermath of the fires as well as reconstructing sanitary facilities around residents’ homes for one month.Garuda Task Force commander Lt. Col. Fauzi said he felt honored to be able to lead the task force.Previously, on Feb. 1, the Australian government sent its deepest regards to Indonesia for aiding the country by sending the task force to fight against the bushfires.The team consisted of 41 Indonesian Military personnel, two officers of the Foreign Ministry and an officer of the BNPB, according to kompas.com.As neighboring countries, Indonesia and Australia maintain a close relationship as comprehensive strategic partners, with a pact announced during Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Indonesia in August 2018. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Ibrahimovic admits he’s likely to leave AC Milan

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he’s likely to leave AC Milan at the end of the season. Speaking in the third person, the Swede admits he’s disappointed with the state of Milan since he returned. He said, “Ibra was born to play football and is still the best at playing football. We’ll see how I feel in two months. We’ll also see what’s happening with the club. If this is the situation, to be honest, it’s unlikely you’ll see me at Milan next season.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowcenter_img read also:Bennacer: ‘Good to have Ibra back’ “Ibra is not a player for the Europa League and Milan are not a club who belong in the Europa League.” He added: “I will only go somewhere I have some control, not where words are worth nothing. I still have too much passion for what I do.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Crosby, Getzlaf, Giroux finalists for Hart Trophy

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)NEW YORK (AP) – Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux are finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy.The NHL announced the finalists Thursday for the trophy, which essentially serves as the league’s MVP award. The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submits ballots.Crosby scored 36 goals and led the league in assists (68) and points (104), guiding the Penguins to their second consecutive division title.Getzlaf scored a career-high 31 goals and ranked second in the League with 87 points, leading the Ducks to the top record in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history.Giroux matched a career high with 28 goals and finished third in the NHL scoring race (86 points), helping the Flyers rally from a 3-9-0 start.The winner will be announced June 24.last_img read more

TCTV Opens High Definition Studio

first_imgFacebook51Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Community TelevisionThurston Community Television (TCTV) has spent the past six months renovating and upgrading the community media center it operates in Thurston County.  A state-of-the-art High Definition television studio is now available for use by community members to make video programs that are aired on the TCTV channels and shared through the Internet.   The new facility will be unveiled to the community during an open house on Saturday, September 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.“We’re very excited about the opportunities this new facility offers,“ says Deborah Vinsel, TCTV CEO.   “Our community can now create beautiful high definition video programs in our studio.  The graphics (titles and credits) are beautiful.   We can stream programming from the studio directly onto the Internet and import media from web services (like SKYPE) to include participants from other places.  It’s an exceptional facility and it’s available to anyone who wants to become a member and take our classes. “The TCTV studio is located at 440 Yauger Way SW, Suite C, Olympia, in the same building as Comcast Cable on Olympia’s west side.   There are lots of hands-on activities planned for the September 27 Open House.  Attendees can take a tour, make an animation, shoot a video message, or record a voice-over to name a few.  There will also be refreshments and door prizes.  At 3:00 PM there will be a brief program in the studio to officially re-dedicate the facility.TCTV has been managing the public, educational, and governmental cable access channels and production facilities since 1986.   The resources are made possible through service contracts between TCTV and Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County.   TCTV services include video production training classes, studio and editing facilities, and portable equipment that can be checked-out by TCTV members.  Membership is open to any individual, nonprofit organization, government agency or school.   Members have access to low-cost classes and can gain unlimited access to the equipment and facilities by paying a small annual fee.Programming created through the TCTV facilities is seen on four local cable channels on the Comcast Cable system in greater Thurston County and on three channels on Fairpoint Cable system serving the area around Yelm.    More than 20,000 hours of programming is scheduled by TCTV on these channels each year.  Programming is also available through the TCTV website, www.tctv.net.TCTV is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.last_img read more

Nelson Youth Soccer opens 2015 House League season

first_imgThe season continues until June when the association breaks for the summer, resuming in September of the second half of the campaign.Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams have been in full swing already, with some clubs having a tournament under their belts.Some teams are preparing to attend tournament in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho May 9-10 or the Kamloops Slurpee Cup May 16-18.Nelson’s Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament and U12 Selects Jamboree is scheduled for May 22-24 at Lakeside. Even a little rain could not dampen spirits of hundreds of players as Nelson Youth Soccer opened its house league season for 2015 Saturday at Lakeside.Players from U6 to U 12 took to the Lakeside Fields for the first games of the season.Teams have been training on Lakeside fields for the past week.last_img read more