“The family members were sleeping when the flash flood hit their home causing it to cave in. They were buried by the landslide,” Alfian said, adding that the event occurred in the early hours of Sunday. “We are still searching [for more victims], but [the search] has been postponed due to heavy rain.”The landslide has also cut some road links, including the main road connecting Tana Toraja regency and North Toraja regency. The disaster has forced at least 20 families out of their homes. (trn)Topics : Heavy rain has caused flash floods and landslides in two districts of Tana Toraja regency in South Sulawesi, leaving at least four people dead.Tana Toraja Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Alfian Andi Lolo reported that three of the deceased were members of the same family in Randanbatu village, South Makale district, identified as Bottong, 80, Rita, 40, and Yen, 12. Meanwhile, one fatality is Rantetayo district has yet to be identified.
As for a mask with a valve fitted to make breathing easier, “a large number of droplets pass through the exhale valve unfiltered, which make it ineffective in stopping the spread the COVID-19 virus if the person wearing the mask is infected.”The researchers concluded that despite the comfort that both types of protection offer, high-quality cloth or medical masks of plain design are preferential in helping prevent the spread of the virus. Topics : People wearing plastic face shields or masks fitted with a valve can spray invisible droplets over a very wide area when they sneeze or cough, making the devices ineffective at preventing the spread of coronavirus when used on their own, a simulation model shows. In a report published Tuesday in the US journal Physics of Fluids, researchers at Florida Atlantic University used vertical and horizontal laser sheets to track tiny droplets of distilled water and glycerin as they spread from a hollow mannequin head fitted with a plastic face shield or a mask with a breathing valve on it.The face shield initially blocks the passage of the droplets as they move forwards, but “the expelled droplets can move around the visor with relative ease and spread out over a large area,” the researchers said.
Pirate Parrot, Phillie Phanatic Prep For ‘1-4-3 Day’ With Video May 21, 2019 Holidays, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic joined Governor Tom Wolf in celebrating the release of a video encouraging acts of kindness for “1-4-3 Day,” which is set for Thursday, the 143rd day of 2019. The video shows both mascots engaging in acts of kindness in honor of Fred Rogers, who used 1-4-3 to represent the number of letters in “I love you.”“I commend the Pirate Parrot and Phillie Phanatic for taking the time to help others, which as they show can be simple as holding the door or sharing a cup of coffee with someone,” said Gov. Wolf. “I encourage all Pennsylvanians to embody the kindhearted spirit of Fred Rogers on Thursday. A little kindness goes a long way.”The governor signed a resolution declaring May 23, 2019, 1-4-3 Day in honor of Fred Rogers, best known for his show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A variety of businesses, organizations and individuals will be participating in acts of kindness to honor Rogers.Anyone seeking ideas for spreading kindness can visit pa.gov/143-day to use a kindness generator, which includes simple but impactful ways to brighten someone’s day. The website will also include a kindness tracker, which will tally the number of good deeds shared on Twitter using the hashtag #143DayinPA. Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to share their participation by joining the official Facebook event. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving wants to take on current Celtics point guard Kemba Walker in a game of 1-on-1, but not because of their NBA rivalry. Irving explained the situation on Instagram Live this weekend with Darryl “Truck” Bryant, a former player at West Virginia and a Brooklyn native. Bryant asked about rumors that Irving wanted to play certain NBA players mano a mano.“That’s my matchup, I want K-Walk,” Irving said. “That’s my big bro. You know we got mutual respect, but I know everybody wants to see it out of New York, New Jersey.” MORE: Durant, Bryant and other NBA players who said they wanted to play at UNCIrving had an up-and-down two-year stint in Boston from 2017-2019. He told a group of season ticket holders before the 2018-19 season that he planned to re-sign in Boston, but ultimately left for his hometown Nets the next offseason.Walker signed in Boston last summer and took over the starting point guard spot. He averaged 21.2 points and 4.9 assists per game for the 43-21 Celtics before the season was suspended due to COVID-19. But it doesn’t appear the friendly game of 1-on-1 has anything to do with an Atlantic Division rivalry. Both Irving and Walker came up through the New York City area and competed against each other growing up. Walker was two years older and seemed to get the best of Irving in those days. Now, Irving wants his revenge. “Every time we play against each other, it’s always a game,” Irving said. “He gave us 40, I gave him 40, back-and-forth. That’s just part of where we grew up.”
The Nelson Leafs had better realize, and quick, the bullet the team just dodged in the Murdoch Division semi final series against the Spokane Braves.The Leafs needed six games to dispose of the American-based squad, thanks to two ugly losses at home when the players failed to show up at the arena.However, there is no room for error when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks open the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Final Friday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks swept through the defending KIJHL champion Castlegar Rebels like a sharp chainsaw through a cut of cedar, needing only four games to advance down the playoff trail.And the Hawks would like nothing better than to continue its playoff roll against the Leafs.“We’ve got to be ready when the puck drops,” Leaf coach Frank Maida said Thursday.“We have to come out focused on playing our game for 60 minutes and not looking at anything other than playing period by period,” Maida added.Not much to choose from between Leafs and HawksThe long anticipated Murdoch Final between Nelson and Beaver Valley has been in the works since September when the teams opened training camp.Nelson threw down the challenge after being eliminated the past three seasons by Beaver Valley when Leaf coach Frank Maida stole snipers Jamie Vlanich and Travis Wellman from the Castlegar Rebels during the offseason.The Hawks countered with the likes of Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin returning to Beaver Valley to take their own run at a berth in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, which just happens to be hosted in Nelson April 10-13.Nelson (81 points) won the Murdoch Division title by a single point over Beaver Valley (80 points) as the teams traded places atop the standings and the teams splitting the season series 4-4.Ironically, after Nelson edged the Hawks 2-1 in overtime in the season finale, the teams are tied in goals at 27-27.Also, each team won in the other’s rink. Vlanich status still doubtful to start seriesWhile the Hawks are rolling on all cylinders — out scoring Castlegar 24-10 — the Leafs are struggling to put a healthy team on the ice.The KIJHL’s leading scorer, Leaf center Jamie Vlanich, has yet to play in the playoffs after suffering an upper body injury February 14 against Grand Forks.Leaf coach Frank Maida said Nelson’s leading scorer is listed as “day-to-day”, but will play at some time in the series.Adam Hodge, Troy Petrick and Quinn Kimchuk, all missing some time during the Spokane series, have been cleared to play against the Hawks.Leafs thin in goal after Maida, Rebagliati suffer injuriesThe same can’t be said in the Leaf goal as both Brad Rebagliati and Adam Maida are on the shelf when the puck drops Friday.Rebagliati has also been out of the lineup since playoffs started, and has been tabbed with the “day-to-day” status by the head coach and GM.Maida, however, it’s a different story as the Nelson Minor Hockey grad contemplates surgery to deal with an injured knee.That leaves rookie Jason Mailhoit between the pipes when the team open the series.Mailhoit, powering Nelson to the series-clinching win Tuesday in Spokane, played all season for the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League.Mailhoit’s back up is still not been determined as Leafs await a BC Hockey decision on the status of the team’s goaltending situation.Rebels goalie Patrick Zubick was Mailhoit’s back up in the final game against the Braves.Murdoch series scheduleGame one of the series goes Friday in Nelson with Game two back at the NDCC Arena Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.The series shifts to Fruitvale Monday and Tuesday for Games three and four. Game time at the Hawks nest is 7 p.m.If necessary, the teams are back in Nelson Thursday for Game five.Game six is in Fruitvale at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 with the all-important, Game seven set for Saturday, March 15, at the NDCC Arena.