UK, local NGO roll out digital public health project for W. Java’s remote communities

first_imgThe British Embassy said in a statement on Monday that in the long term, the project would promote community-based internet access in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar areas, while also supporting digital literacy to strengthen the capacity building of the local community.Meanwhile, the Common Room aims to develop a viable model and scale up the effort to include other indigenous communities in Indonesia, which could be a major step on that road to ensure every Indonesian, no matter where they live, has access to the internet.“However, in the short term the project has been rapidly tweaked to help fight COVID-19. It means we need to get important health information out to everyone, as quickly as possible, in their local language,” the statement said.Programs agreed on by the British Embassy Jakarta and the Common Room include the production of conventional and digital media content as a vehicle for delivering credible COVID-19 information using approaches adapted to local languages and culture that can be easily understood by the local community. An e-book in Sundanese has already been produced and will be disseminated across West Java.British Ambassador to Indonesia Owen Jenkins said the UK was keen to find some way to help Indonesia face COVID-19. “We had this project starting with Common Room Network Foundation, so we quickly worked with them to tweak it so we could make sure that vital health messages – delivered through both traditional and digital media – could reach everyone,” he said. “We hope that after this is achieved, the project can focus on making sure this community gets the full benefits of the internet.”Common Room project lead Gustaff Iskandar thanked the British Embassy for its support for the project.“We believe this will grow into a fruitful collaboration and will strengthen people-to-people connections between the UK and Indonesia,” he said.Topics : The government of the United Kingdom, in partnership with local NGO Common Room Network Foundation, has launched a project that aims to provide wider internet access to remote communities in West Java.The two-year project, worth £190,000 (US$232,865), will provide internet access to the people of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar – an ethnic community group that lives in some of the most remote areas in West Java.This project is a part of the UK’s Prosperity Fund Digital Access Programme in Indonesia, which has a budget of up to £16.5 million over four years.last_img read more

Nolan pleased to make amends

first_imgKevin Nolan feels he has finally started to make amends to West Ham following his recent red-card shame. Whatever words were exchanged between Nolan and Allardyce after the game at Craven Cottage, the latter must have been suitably placated as he has continued as skipper, reverting from hot head to captain fantastic again. After his match-winning brace defeated Swansea last weekend, Nolan repeated the feat in a 2-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday, bagging his double in the first three minutes of the second half, to banish lingering memories of his two moments of madness. “I’ve worked with the gaffer since I was 17 years old and I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for me, especially over the last month when it’s been really tough,” Nolan told the club’s official website. “I really knew when that happened on New Year’s Day that the lads and the gaffer had my back, and I was overwhelmed by it. “The last couple of weeks, with the goals, that’s my little way of trying to give a bit back for the support they’ve given me. “If I can keep chipping away and get a few more goals then hopefully that’ll be a little way of paying back the stupidity that I suffered over the last month.” Back-to-back wins have enabled the Hammers to climb out of the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League ahead of another crunch relegation clash at home to Norwich on Tuesday. Appreciating the importance of the latest success as West Ham fight for top-flight survival, Nolan added: “The most important goals for me are the ones that win you games. Press Association “I’m just delighted I’ve been able to get a couple which have got us on the road to three points with another fantastic clean sheet. “I have had chances over the season, but it just hasn’t been falling right for me but now I feel confident and I’m really looking forward to games. “The camaraderie that’s been shown over the season to be able to stay in there has been brilliant. On Saturday again you’ve seen the togetherness and everything we’re about. “It’s not over yet, we know it’s going to be a big battle to the end of the season, but it’s one we’re all looking forward to.” There was a minor scare when Nolan limped off with a groin problem in the 68th minute, but he has insisted he will be “fine” to tackle the Canaries. With Nolan back in form, his presence is vital as West Ham attempt to further prove they can live without striker Andy Carroll. The England forward will serve the second of a three-match ban after the Hammers twice failed to overturn the red card he received in the game with Swansea. As Allardyce noted, the brace from Nolan “showed we don’t have to have an Andy Carroll to score goals”. With a platform beneath them courtesy of the wins, Allardyce knows now is the time to continue building. “It’s back-to-back wins for us, which at this stage of the season has taken a lot of pressure off us,” said Allardyce. “We got another clean sheet – 12 now for the season – and things are looking a lot better with 10 points from the last five games. “Now we have to try and improve, to make sure we finish with more points than games played. “We’ve played 25 games with 25 points, so let’s try and better that total on Tuesday when we play Norwich.” For Villa, it was their eighth home league defeat of the campaign, and although they twice struck the woodwork, those chances only came once they started playing after falling two goals adrift. With a crucial trip to second-bottom Cardiff looming on Tuesday, boss Paul Lambert has warned his players there can be no repeat of the basic errors that proved their undoing against West Ham. “The two goals were unacceptable,” said Lambert. “At this level you cannot defend the way we did.” After Nolan was sent off for the second time in four matches for recklessly lashing out at Fulham’s Fernando Amorebieta in a 2-1 defeat on New Year’s Day, furious boss Sam Allardyce threatened to strip the 30-year-old of the captaincy. As well as serving a four-match ban, in addition to the three that followed his dismissal for a lunge at Jordan Henderson in a 4-1 humbling against Liverpool at Anfield on December 7, it is understood Allardyce fined the midfielder a fortnight’s wages, understood to be £100,000. last_img read more

Cricket News India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI in Pune: West Indies win by 43 runs; level 5-match series 1-1

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! What a moment and it is Dhoni, who shows his magic. India, please take him for 2019 World Cup. Kuldeep floats this flighted delivery up outside off, Hetmyer misses the slog and is slightly unbalanced, that is all it needs for Dhoni to whip the bails off, the batsman’s foot is on the line and not behind it and the third umpire gives the youngster his marching order. Shimron Hetmyer st Dhoni b Kuldeep 37 (21).  Fifty up for India with Dhawan and Kohli keeping the scoreboard ticking 21:25 (IST) 14:12 (IST) Yuzvendra Chahal has conceded just seven runs in three overs of his second spell. India are tightening the noose with some accurate and disciplined bowling.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In India have played three ODIs at the MCA stadium in Pune, winning two and losing one. Their only loss came at the first match at this venue against Australia in 2013.  Yuzvendra Chahal concedes just one run in his first over but at the other end, Khaleel Ahmed has leaked some runs. Marlon Samuels needs to step up and show his experience. West Indies 47/2 in 11 overs. 10.4: O McCoy to S Dhawan (24), 4 runs, 59/1 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In All hopes now rest on Shai Hope. He needs to bat till the end if West Indies are to get a score near 300. 16:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET? The umpire gives it out LBW but Marlon Samuels reviews. He was caught on the crease as Bumrah gets the ball to nip back in. However, the ball is missing leg stump. Good review from the Windies. Slight hold-up in play as Jason Holder gets some treatment after he was hit on the helmet by Jasprit Bumrah. What days. In the past, the Windies pace quartet would terrorise batsmen with bouncers. Now, the tables have turned. An appeal for an LBW and the umpire does not give it. India opt for the review and it is a disastrous one. The ball was pitching miles outside leg stump. Virat Kohli’s success rate for reviews continues to sink 20:25 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:23 (IST) 19:40 (IST) WICKET! Bumrah gets his second wicket. Angling across outside off and a bit of extra bounce, Kieran Powell jabs at it and the edge is taken by Rohit Sharma at first slip. Kieran Powell c Rohit Sharma b Bumrah 21 (25).  New Delhi: In the first two ODIs, the Indian bowlers sorely missed the accuracy and the yorker-nailing abilities of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. However, they will be back to compliment the batting, who is led by Virat Kohli’s magnificence. With scores of 140 and 157*, Kohli needs one more century to not only complete a hat-trick, but also equal South African sensation AB de Villiers’ record of four consecutive centuries in ODIs in India. Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope have been the few positives for West Indies and they will be determined to ensure the Windies get on the board in this tour. India have chosen to bowl, giving Khaleel Ahmed another game in place of Ravindra Jadeja. (LIVE SCORECARD) WICKET! Y Chahal (3) is out, Caught, b Kemar Roach, 225/8 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:41 (IST) 19:17 (IST) Bumrah to McCoy, no run, full and outside off, he swings and misses. West Indies 283/9 after 50 overs. It’a decent comeback by West Indies, thanks to a superb knock by Nurse.   Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:18 (IST) 20:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:45 (IST) 48.6 Overs: Kumar to Nurse, FOUR runs. Great shot! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Yuzvendra Chahal is getting some stick and Hetmyer shows he is in great form. He blasts a flat six over long off and then bludgeons the straight drive past the bowler. The partnership is reaching fifty in quick time. Jasprit Bumrah begins with a maiden. He is getting some swing. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is struggling slightly for rhythm. West Indies are 10/0 after three overs. J Holder to Sharma. Four! It’s Cracking shot! India 9/0 18:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:24 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 12:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The partnership between Holder and Hope continues to give West Indies plenty of Hope. West Indies would be looking at a good total only if they keep wickets in hand.  17:25 (IST) India opt to bowl against West Indies. Devendra Bishoo misses out for West Indies. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah come into the side. Khaleel Ahmed replaces Ravindra Jadeja in the side.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It’s all over for India! West Indies won by 43 runs 49.5 overs: Bumrah to Nurse, OUT, lbw in front of middle. Nurse departs after scoring quick 40 runs. WICKET! Brilliant bowling by Kuldeep. He set Rovman Powell up brilliantly. Batsman had no clue. The googly from the chinaman, it drifts in and Powell has a heave at it, Dhoni allows the outside edge to pass through and Rohit Sharma dives to his left to take the catch. Rovman Powell c Rohit Sharma b Kuldeep Yadav 4 (16).  12:53 (IST) 34.1 overs: K Roach to V Kohli (89), 4 runs, India 188/4 18:07 (IST) 16:33 (IST) WHAT A CATCH! Dhoni, you legend! Being left out of India squad? No problem. Bumrah hurries Chandrapaul Hemraj with a short ball and the batsman gets the top egde, Dhoni runs back to fine leg and dives full length forward to take a stunning catch. Chandrapaul Hemraj c Dhoni b Bumrah 15 (20).  18:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:07 (IST) Century no. 38 for Kohli. What a knock by the Indian skipper!    Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img Big setback for India. Virat Kohli is gone after scoring a brilliant 107. Marlon Samuels picks his wicket. India 220/7 after 41.3 overs. 20:48 (IST) 13:58 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:57 (IST) 18:54 (IST) 14:25 (IST) 15:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:49 (IST) Shai Hope scores his seventh fifty. It has been a gritty performance for him again and he will be the key for West Indies to reach a good score. After 33 overs, West Indies are 158/5. 17:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Debutant Fabian Allen miscues a lofted shot and holes out to long on. Shai Hope is running out of partners and West Indies still have eight overs to bat out. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 25.4 overs: WICKET! A Rayudu (22) is out, b Obed McCoy, 135/3 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! B Kumar (10) is out, c Rovman Powell b Obed McCoy, 215/6 Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 1.6 overs: WICKET! Rohit Sharma (8) is out, b Jason Holder, 9/1 19:28 (IST) Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer are building a decent partnership in quick time. Both are tempted to use the sweep shot. Hope is going to attack the spinners and he gets going with a mauled six over wide long on off Chahal. 14:35 (IST) 21:12 (IST) WICKET! Khaleel Ahmed is overjoyed. Stays round the wicket to the right-hander, gets the ball to straighten and bounce a touch extra, Samuels is surprised by that and gloves it to Dhoni who takes a low catch. Yet another failure for the veteran. Marlon Samuels c Dhoni b Khaleel 9 (17).  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 17:30 (IST) WICKET! MS Dhoni (7) is out, c Shai Hope b Jason Holder, 194/5. Seems it would be another thrilling game.   Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:02 (IST) All the debate preceeding the match is on the selection for the Twenty20s against West Indies and Australia and the Tests. The big question is No MS Dhoni in the Twenty20s. Will this be the end of Dhoni when it comes to international T20s? Remember, he only has eight ODIs to prove his worth for the 2019 World Cup.  20:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:46 (IST) 13:49 (IST) 20:54 (IST) CATCH DROPPED! Tough chance for Bumrah. Holder miscues the slog and it flies to long on, Bumrah runs back but cannot grab on to it. Both Hope and Holder are hanging in there. 13:44 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Indian innings begins. 0.3: K Roach to Rohit Sharma. Four!  Playing XIsIndia: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Yuzvendra ChahalWindies: Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder(c), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy WICKET! S Dhawan (35) is out, lbw Ashley Nurse, 88/2 20:30 (IST) 13:07 (IST) WICKET! Very poor shot from the West Indies skipper and Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets the breakthrough. The knuckle ball from Bhuvi and it holds up on the pitch, Holder toe-ends the slog and he departs for 32. A dangerous partnership is broken. Jason Holder c (sub) Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar 32 (39).  12.1 overs: O McCoy to V Kohli (30), 4 runs, 70/1 West Indies go past 100 in style and the fifty-partnership is also up. Hetmyer slog sweeps Chahal to the deep square leg fence. It has come off just 34 balls and Virat Kohli will have to act fast. After 19 overs, West Indies are 105/3 Hello and welcome to the third ODI between India and West Indies from Pune. The Vizag ODI witnessed Virat Kohli at his history-making best, but West Indies, boosted by a player named Hope and a dazzler in Shimron Hetmyer tied the game and have kept the bisitors alive.  15:22 (IST) A Nurse to V Kohli. Four! It’s another 50 for the run-machine. India 104/2 after 21.2 overs  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more