Border checkpoint closure extended
KANCHANABURI: The closure of the Phra Chedi Sam Ong border checkpoint in Sangkhlaburi district has been extended for the third time, from Oct 20 to Nov 2.The closure order was issued on Tuesday and signed by governor Jirakiat Phumsawat, as chairman of the provincial disease control committee, on grounds the Covid-19 pandemic in Myanmar continued unabated.The checkpoint, also known as Three Pagodas Pass, was first closed to pedestrians and vehicles on Sept 22 after a 17-year-old was found infected with Covid-19 in Phayathonezu town in Myanmar, opposite Sangkhlaburi. It was later extended.The th...
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#EndSARS Protests: Gov Abiodun declares closure of schools, suspension of Okada operations
As part of effort to curtail escalated cases of ongoing protests across the country against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has ordered immediate closure of all schools in the state, beginning from Wednesday 21st October, 2020 until Monday 26th October, 2020.The governor also declared suspension of motorcycle operations popularly known as Okada in the state for Wednesday 21st October, 2020 in the first instance, just as he ordered deployment of joint patrol teams of security agencies to ensure no threat to public security as well as preventin...
Countdown to the Hanukkah COVID-19 closure began today
If only government officials could find that miracle pot of oil to light their way out the COVID-19 darkness.Instead, the government, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as its shamash, is plunging deeper into the abyss - so much so that the next holiday closure is almost a certainty.From four to one, Israel can countdown to the next lockdown.No. 4 - No one wants to be a friarSome 63% of Israelis have “little” or “no trust at all” in the prime minister’s ability to lead the effort against the coronavirus, according to a survey by the Israel Democracy Institute that will publish this week.Ad...
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Schools in FCT resume October 12 after 7 months of closure
Schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, will reopen on October 12, 2020, for the 2020/2021 academic session seven months after the schools were shut down following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.The third term of the outgoing session has been scrapped while the first term of the new session will run from October 12 to December 18, 2020.Meanwhile, boarding students are expected to report to their various schools on October 11.Minister of the FCT, Musa Bello, who disclosed this during a press briefing with school proprietors and stakeholders, said there would be no thir...
Pasig River ferry resumes after closure
The Pasig River Ferry Service (PRFS) resumed operations on Thursday after a few days of closure due to water hyacinths.The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the service would operate from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig to Sta. Ana in Manila.The service was closed after a large number of water hyacinths threatened the ferries.MMDA Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago said the MMDA harvests an average of 150 cubic meters of water hyacinths daily, equivalent to five to seven trucks, using a trash skimmer.The PRFS, the only water-based transportation in Metro Manila, has 11 stations. —MAR...
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FG explains why Third Mainland Bridge will be closed totally for 3-days
The federal government says there will total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for three days, beginning from mid-night of Friday, October 9, to midnight of Sunday, October 11, 2020, in order to ensure there will be no vibration during the casting in-place of the newly installed expansion joints.This closure, according to a statement from the federal ministry of works, Lagos, is also to allow for the setting of the special concrete, which allows the concrete to achieve its required compressive strength.“Due to the number of expansion joints to be cast on the closed section of the bridge and...
Third Mainland Bridge closure: Fashola thanks Lagos residents
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, thanked the Lagos State Government and residents for their patience during the ongoing repairs of the Third Mainland Bridge.Fashola while inspecting the bridge also called for more understanding saying that the planned three days total closure was important for completion and delivery of a safe and strong bridge for use.He said that from midnight of Friday to midnight of Sunday the bridge would be totally shut for important repairs to make the bridge last, but that the former normal diversions would return on Monday when the...
150 people protest for closure of Khamenei-controlled center in Germany
A large contingent of protestors turned out on Sunday in the northern German city of Hamburg to urge the municipal authorities to shut down the Iranian regime-controlled Islamic Center and Blue mosque.According to Northern German Broadcasting, roughly 150 demonstrators called on the city government to end its contract with the Islamic Center of Hamburg and close the controversial institution, which is controlled by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei.Gudrun Schittek, a local Green party politician spoke at the rally, saying: "This is not a normal mosque here, it is...
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Paris Hilton wants the closure of Provo Canyon School
Paris Hilton is calling for the closure of Provo Canyon School after she alleged she was physically and mentally abused there.The 39-year-old socialite and DJ was sent to the school for almost a year when she was 17, and revealed in her recent documentary, 'This Is Paris', that she experienced "continuous torture" whilst attending it.Now, in a video uploaded to her YouTube Channel, Paris is advocating for the closure of the school in order to stop other children from enduring the same alleged violence she did.In her initial claims against the school, Paris said she had regular "panic attacks",...
Fresnedi orders closure of Alabang golf club; Sherwood reopens
Fresnedi orders closure of Alabang golf club; Sherwood reopensDante Navarro(Philstar.com) – September 28, 2020 – 8:27pmMANILA, Philippines – Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi on Monday issued a cease-and-desist order to the Alabang Country Club, ordering the posh club to immediately suspend its golf operations for violation of government’s quarantine protocols on safety and health last month.This developed as Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla issued a separate Executive Order, allowing Sherwood Hills Golf Club in Trece Martires, Cavite to resume operations after ordering its closure for the same violat...