Climate change cause of Greater Jakarta floods, BMKG says

first_imgTopics : Dwikorita said the BMKG recorded higher average temperatures in most Indonesian provinces last year compared to the average temperatures recorded in the same regions between 1981 and 2010.The highest was recorded in Banten and Riau Islands between January and October 2019, with each province seeing an average temperature increase that was more than 1 degree Celsius higher than the temperatures recorded in the provinces between 1981 and 2010, according to BMKG data. In Jakarta, the average temperature last year was 0.82 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature between 1981 and 2010.BMKG head of climate and air quality information Siswanto said that, between 1866 and 2010, the annual temperature rise in Jakarta was 1.4 times higher compared to the global trend. Climate change-driven global warming is a factor behind repeated instances of severe flooding across Greater Jakarta since early January, including a flood that inundated parts of the capital on Tuesday, according to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).BMKG head Dwikorita Karnawati said the string of floods that hit Jakarta and its satellite cities over the past two months was a result of several changes.“In addition to the increase of rainfall intensity and the continuation of extreme conditions, it turns out that the temperature of Indonesia has also significantly increased,” Dwikorita said.center_img He said the global annual temperature had increased at an average rate of 0.86 degrees Celsius from 1866 to 2010, while in the same period, “Jakarta’s land temperature increased at an average rate of 1.6 degree Celsius”.Read also: Rising sea levels threaten 23 million in Indonesia’s coastal cities by 2050: StudyDwikorita said Indonesia needed be cautious and keep watch of the rising temperature “because this is an indicator of global climate change that has a local impact”.“From the results of the BMKG analysis, there is a significant correlation between [the temperature rise] and the concentration of greenhouse gases in Indonesia’s regions,” she said.The BMKG head said the rising greenhouse gas emissions were caused by high concentrations of carbon dioxide, with transportation, industry and deforestation among the main drivers of the change.“Extreme weather and climate phenomena are happening more frequently with greater intensity. Such occurrences are predicted to also happen in the future, from 2020 to 2040, if we fail to carry out mitigation measures,” she said.Greater Jakarta was hit by floods on Tuesday morning following overnight torrential rainfall in the fourth major flood to hit Jakarta and its satellite cities since the beginning of the year. The BMKG found that, from 7:00 a.m. on Monday until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, rainfall intensity reached 278 millimeters per day, enough to be categorized as extreme rain given it exceeded 150 mm per day, Dwikorita said. At least 19,901 residents across 214 subdistricts in Greater Jakarta were displaced following the floods, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.Jakarta’s highest daily rainfall since 2007 came on Dec. 31, 2019 at 377 mm per day. The heavy New Year’s Eve downpour caused major floods across Greater Jakarta, Banten and parts of West Java and claimed 60 lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people for days.last_img read more

CoreLogic data reveals Gold Coast house prices up 6.2 per cent over the 12 months to $600,000

first_imgREIG Gold Coast chairmain John Newlands at his Surfers office. Photo: Steve HollandHe said the driving forces behind the increase was population growth and employment.“I don’t see a boom bust situation as our population is growing and other industries apart from tourism and building are thriving,” he said.“I think there’s another good 10 to 20 per cent increase to go. We’re still reasonably cheap for what we’ve got to offer here.” Kendra Miller-Sherley pictured with children Taya and Kade Miller. Photo: David ClarkKendra Miller-Sherley says her family is fortunate to have bought their property when they did.The 41-year-old, who runs kids clothing line Sweet Child of Mine, purchased a two-bedroom 1970s brick house in Palm Beach with husband Todd Sherley in 2012 for $351,000. It was the third property the pair had bought in the beachside suburb with a goal of transforming it into their dream home.“I rented in Palm Beach from the early 1990s and I had always thought the suburb was undervalued,” she said.“It had quite a bad reputation early on as well.” CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said further growth was expected on the Gold Coast this year. Photo: David ClarkCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said further growth was expected on the Gold Coast this year driven by cashed-up interstate buyers who have equity in their properties and are drawn to holiday homes on the Gold Coast.“We’re seeing growth coming back to the Gold Coast market and that’s been the trend for the past few years,” Mr Kusher said.“We’re also seeing demand from the investment market out of Sydney and Melbourne.”While the record-high is good news for homeowners, first-homebuyers are being pushed further out of the Glitter Strip.“It is a median price so the point to make is if you’re a first homebuyer you’re probably not going to be buying on the water,” Mr Kusher said.“But there’s lot of affordable houses on the Gold Coast — suburbs like Coomera — which are away from the Coast where there has been a lot of development.”Mr Newlands said getting into the Gold Coast property market was still achievable and encouraged first homebuyers to do their research.“There are still properties that are under $600,000 and if you go further north you can buy a house and land package for $450,000,” Mr Newlands said. Harcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton advises first homebuyers to “get into the market now”. Photo: Jerad WilliamsHarcourts Coastal director Dane Atherton predicted the median house price would increase by more than nine per cent this year.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“I would say get into the market now because this time next year we will be saying it has gone up again,” Mr Atherton said.He said more first homebuyers were choosing to buy units rather than houses.“I would say it’s a trend where if you want to live in certain suburbs that are perhaps closer to the beach or closer to infrastructure, that’s one option that’s available,” Mr Atherton said.“The great benefit for the Gold Coast is we have affordable apartments here.” Hitting a median house price of $600,000 is a major milestone for the Coast according to REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands.THE Gold Coast property market is firing with median house prices hitting a record-high of $600,000.In further proof the city is booming, CoreLogic data released this week reveals house prices are up 6.2 per cent over the 12 months to December, 2016 and 21.2 per cent over three years.The record trumps Brisbane by $85,000 and is just $25,500 short of Melbourne’s median price. Sydney’s median house price continues to outweigh every city in the country coming in at $905,000. CoreLogic data released this week reveals house prices on the Gold Coast are up 6.2 per cent over the 12 months to December, 2016.Hitting a median house price of $600,000 is a major milestone for the Coast according to REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman John Newlands, who previously predicted the record high.“I didn’t expect it to hit $600,000 so soon but I think people are still seeing good value here,” Mr Newlands said.“A lot of the focus was on the Sydney and Melbourne house markets over the past three years and that is now flowing through to people who realise there is value here.” Kendra Miller-Sherley, pictured with her children Taya and Kade Miller, says she feels fortunate to have bought in Palm Beach when she did. Photo: David ClarkOn reflection, the mother-of-two said the pair was extremely happy to have bought in Palm Beach when they did.“We really tossed up at the time of buying this place whether to go to Elanora or Currumbin where we could have got a bigger property that was completely ready to move in to,” she said. “But the proximity to the beach, parks and everything else we get here outweighed the other suburbs at the time.“Given the value increases here we are super happy we got in when we did.”“I really do feel sorry for young people that want this lifestyle but won’t be able to afford to get into the market.” Gold Coast median house prices 2016 $600,0002015 $565,0002014 $528,0002013 $495,0002012 $475,0002011 $490,0002010 $521,0002009 $497,7502008 $504,0002007 $487,0002006 $435,0002005 $414,000last_img read more

Obama on Fatherlessness

first_imgIn his 2008 Father’s Day speech, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama recognised this important role of marriage for all society, saying:We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioural problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.last_img read more

Rotary Club of Dominica captures ‘Changemaker Award’

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Rotary Club of Dominica captures ‘Changemaker Award’ by: – May 3, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share Assistant Governor Grayson Stedman Sr presenting Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham with the Changmaker Award on WednesdayThe Rotary Club of Dominica has been bestowed with the “Changemaker Award’ by Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee.The award was introduced by President Banerjee during the 2011-2012 Rotary year, challenging Rotarians to “focus on change”.The award was implemented to recognize Rotary Clubs that make an “extraordinary impact through their work in the avenues of service” as explained by Banerjee.“2011-2012 will be the year of the individual Rotarian, the year when we recognize and applaud all that they do for Rotary and for the lives of others whom they do not know and have not met,” Banerjee noted.Clubs had to choose from a menu consisting of 34 activities and projects and complete a minimum of 13 including a minimum number for each avenue of service and all activities were to be undertaken and completed between 1 July 2011 and 1 March 2012.Assistant Governor Grayson Stedman Sr who presented Rotary Club President Marvlyn Birmingham with the award on behalf of President Banerjee on Wednesday congratulated the organization for their work.He also congratulated Birmingham for her leadership as the Club has been featured in the Rotary International’s magazine several times for the year as they have embarked on many projects.The Rotary District comprises of 69 clubs and the Rotary Club of Dominica was one of six clubs to receive the Changemaker Award.They also surpassed the minimum number of projects required, having completed 20 out of the 34 which were given.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Mrs. Janice Lee (Koons) Waltz

first_imgMrs. Janice Lee (Koons) Waltz, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 30, 1937, in Markland, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Lucian and Dorothy (VanOsdol) Koons. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana by her grandparents, Maggie C. and William Edward VanOsdol after the death of her mother. Janice was a 1956 graduate of the Vevay High School. Janice was united in marriage on August 21, 1959, at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, by the Rev. Sonny H. Hays, to the late, David Wendell Waltz and to this union arrived a son, James and two daughters, Rita and Shauna to bless their home. Janice and David shared 26 years of marriage together until David passed away on November 4, 1985. Janice was employed for the Vevay Telephone Exchange in the 1960’s and later employed for the Purdue Extension Service as a Nutritionist. She was later employed as a real estate agent for Hoosier Hills Reality. Janice was employed as a bailiff for Switzerland County from 1986 to 2002. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407, Associate member of Tri Kappa of Vevay and the Riverview Home Economics Club. Janice was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana and attended the Catholic Church of St. Mark in Virginia Beach, Virginia, when she resided with her son, James. Janice resided most of her life in the Switzerland County community. Janice will be remembered for her love of reading, socializing with her family and friends and baking. Janice will be deeply missed by her loving family and abundance of friends. Janice passed away at 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Janice will be deeply missed by her son, James David Waltz and his wife: Janet of Virginia Beach, VA; her daughters, Rita Ann Ross and her husband: Fred of Vevay, IN and Shauna Michelle Andrew and her husband: Billy of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Joshua Waltz and his wife: Brittany, Morgan Turner and her husband: Derek, Tanner Ross and his companion: Katie Temple, Katie Hall and her companion: Michael Haas, Jr., Lucian Waltz and his companion: Megan McNier, Mark Hall and his companion: Stephanie Smith, Rachel Waltz and Kailey Wiley; her great-grandchildren, Jameson Waltz and Lincoln Haas; her half-sisters, Barbara Koons and her husband: Jerry of Rising Sun, IN and Kay Bailey and her companion: Arnie Holiday of Rising Sun, IN; her half-brother, Steve Koons and his wife: Patti and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucian and Dorothy (VanOsdol) Koons; her step-mother, Beulah Koons-Stephenson; her husband, David Wendell Waltz, died November 4, 1985; her grandparents that raised her,William Edward and Maggie C. VanOsdol.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 will conduct services at 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the funeral homeFuneral services will be conducted Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Lenny Thorpe, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Catholic Church of St. Mark. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

One injured in semi rollover near Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says a semi rollover resulted in minor injuries to a Knightstown man.Around 3 p.m. Tuesday police say Jordan Michael Howard, 27, was westbound on State Road 52 just west of the Owens Corning factory when the right side tires went off the road, pulling him into the ditch. The tractor and trailer rolled onto its side.Emergency workers closed the road for about four hours for clean-up following the accident.Howard was transported to Margaret Mary Health for treatment of minor injuries.last_img read more

Intoxicated driver investigation leads to cocaine arrest

first_imgSt. Paul, In. — An investigation into an intoxicated driver at the Love’s Truck Stop in St. Paul resulted in the arrest of an Indianapolis man for cocaine possession Friday.Indiana State Police located a car driven by Vasillis Alexander pulling away from the truck stop around 11:20 p.m. and began to follow. While following Vasillis allegedly drove erratically and crossed the center line several times. After stopping Vasillis police say he showed signs of intoxication.During the traffic stop police found a glass pipe, two pills believed to be Xanax and a container with 6.5 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine.Vasillis now faces multiple drug-related charges.last_img read more

Ex-Barca president confident Messi will sign new deal

first_img Promoted Content10 Most Praised Historical MoviesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Largest Cities In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Former Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, is confident Lionel Messi will sign a new deal. Laporta went on to stress that Barcelona should try again to sign PSG star Neymar this summer. read also:“It’s not easy to play with Messi” – Ex-Barca star warns Martinez “They were not clear with him,” he added. “I would bring him back for sure.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The former Blaugrana president has expressed his belief that the Argentine will extend his contract which comes to an end next season, despite his unease with the current board. “[Messi] will have no trouble renewing his contract,” he told Deportes Cuatro. “If I were a player, I wouldn’t be happy either [with the board].”Advertisementlast_img read more

DCSO promotions announced

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Sheriff Dave Durant has announced the promotion of two detention deputies to the rank of Sergeant. The two pictured are Sgt. Nick Beagle and Sgt. Todd Black.Nick Beagle is being promoted to the now vacant position in the disciplinary and classification field and will also be taking an active role as a supervisor. Nick has been with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office assigned to Detention Division since June of 2013. Nick was awarded Decatur County Sheriff’s Office “Jail Officer of the Year” in 2016. We are excited to put Nick in to a more direct supervision role and watch him grow and assist the DCDC in moving forward.Todd Black is a recent hire from Ripley County and has filled a long vacant Sergeant position at the Detention Center. Todd’s experience at Ripley County Sheriff’s Office will bring a valued alternate view of how things can be done at the Detention Center and we are excited to have him as a part of our administrative team.last_img read more

Drogba: Chelsea should turn to Mourinho

first_img He continued: “The fans want him back. He loves Chelsea. Because you want to rebuild a team and to give them the strength we had a few years ago, he could be the right person. He is a winner and is close to the players. He went to Inter and is at Real Madrid but is still talking about Chelsea, so he loves this club.” Mourinho had three years in charge at Chelsea in his first spell and has been strongly linked with a second stint in charge once interim boss Rafael Benitez departs in the summer. Mourinho had success with Inter Milan and Real Madrid since leaving the Premier League, but Drogba said: “I don’t think he has got over Chelsea and they haven’t got over him. “When he came he brought success; we won league titles back to back with some great football and the only thing he didn’t win was the Champions League. Maybe that is one of the reasons why he might want to come back. It is unfinished business.” Drogba, 35, may also be interested in joining Mourinho at Chelsea in some capacity, should club owner Roman Abramovich pursue a deal for the manager. Drogba, who was among Mourinho’s first signings at Chelsea in 2004, said: “Let me finish at Galatasaray first and then we will talk about that.” In January, Drogba signed an 18-month deal with the Turkish side. Didier Drogba believes Jose Mourinho’s passion for Chelsea could mean he returns for a second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge this summer. Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who is set to line up for Galatasaray against Mourinho’s Real Madrid tonight in the Champions League, suspects the Portuguese manager has “unfinished business” with the Blues. And the Ivory Coast frontman, who converted the clinching spot-kick in last season’s Champions League final penalty shoot-out, claims Mourinho returning to west London would be an arrangement that suits everyone. Drogba said, according to several British newspapers: “I think for the club it is the best solution to bring Jose back.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more