Strong quake jolts Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

first_imgTopics : The Southeast Asian archipelago is one of the most disaster-prone nations on Earth.In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island left more than 4,300 people dead or missing. A 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.The strong offshore quake struck at a relatively deep 102 kilometers. The epicenter was some 97.5 kilometers east south-east of Gorontalo city in North Sulawesi, according to USGS.Shallow quakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones.last_img read more

Vote edges Express thriller

first_img Karl Burke’s challenger Odeliz travelled powerfully for much of the mile journey and looked set to take the Group Three prize back to Middleham after cruising up to the lead entering the closing stages. However, 10-1 shot Vote Often, last seen running away with a juvenile Naas maiden in October and having just her third start, knuckled down well for Smullen to win the argument by a head. Odeliz ran an excellent race in defeat in second, conceding over a stone to the winner due to the weight-for-age allowance. Achnaha was third. Weld said: “She’s a lovely tough filly and she won well at Naas last year. The key is she loves that ground. That’s why we have her out early. “She’s beautifully bred and it’s good to get her a Group Three win. She’ll be considered for the Irish 1000 Guineas.” Vote Often got the better of British raider Odeliz in a thrilling climax to the feature Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes to initiate a big-race double for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen on the opening day of the Flat turf campaign at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Mavs, Clippers make international swap; Motley headed to LA

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Johnathan Motley of the Dallas Mavericks stands on the court during a 2018 NBA Summer League game against the Phoenix Suns at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPDALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have acquired the rights to forward Maarty Leunen and cash from the Los Angeles Clippers for two-way forward Johnathan Motley and the rights to guard Renaldas Seibutis.Leunen has spent the past 10 seasons playing professionally in Turkey, Italy and Germany, most recently with Italy’s S.S. Felice Scandone. A native of Washington state, Leunen was drafted by Houston in the second round out of Oregon 10 years ago. His rights were traded to the Clippers in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Roger Federer withdraws from Rogers Cup MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Motley signed a two-way contract with Dallas after going undrafted out of Baylor last year. He appeared in 11 games as a rookie, averaging 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.Seibutis was a second-round pick by the Mavericks in 2007. The Lithuanian has been playing professionally overseas for 16 years. Seibutis spent this past season with Spain’s Basket Zaragoza.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dallas also signed guard-forward Ding Yanyuhang, who has played professionally in China for seven years. Ding was with the Mavericks during the summer league last year. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more