I’m not lovin’ it: Man arrested for bomb threat at McDonald’s in South Sulawesi

first_img“He shouted in the store, saying that Italy was behind the COVID-19 pandemic and McDonald’s was an Italian brand, so he intended to bomb it,” Ibrahim said on Wednesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Countering terrorism during the COVID-19 pandemicAfter causing panic among customers and staff, he left the restaurant and rode away on a motorcycle.The police managed to arrest MH after reviewing CCTV footage of the restaurant. Investigators identified him immediately, as the suspect did not wear anything to cover his face during the incident.MH, who is a resident of Masamba district in Luwu regency, was arrested at a mosque on Jl. Urip Sumoharjo in the provincial capital of Makassar.Ibrahim added that MH told police during an interrogation that he threatened to blow up the restaurant because he “hates foreign brands.” (nal)Topics : Police arrested a 35-year-old man identified only as MH after he threatened to blow up a McDonald’s restaurant on Jl. AP Pettarani in Panakkukang district, Makassar, South Sulawesi.South Sulawesi Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Ibrahim Tompo said the suspect went into the store on Monday evening.He then told a member of staff at the restaurant that he would bomb the place.last_img read more

South Tangerang achieves 88 percent compliance rate with COVID-19 protocols

first_imgNevertheless, the city has made some exceptions, such as allowing places of worship to reopen under required health protocols. “All these health protocols must be applied to prevent us from contracting or transmitting COVID-19,” Suharno said. According to South Tangerang COVID-19 task force data, the city had recorded 480 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 37 deaths as of Saturday.Meanwhile, Banten has recorded 1,719 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 85 deaths as of Saturday.(trn)Topics : Residents of South Tangerang, Banten, have largely adhered to health protocols put in place to curb COVID-19 transmission, with a compliance rate of 88.2 percent, the South Tangerang COVID-19 task force reported on Saturday.“Because of this achievement, the effective reproduction number [Rt] is 0.2,” South Tangerang COVID-19 task force spokesperson Suharno said as quoted by kompas.com.South Tangerang deputy mayor Benyamin Davine previously said the administration would only prepare for a “new normal” if a compliance rate of 90 percent was achieved. last_img read more

Former Black Stars striker George Alhassan is gone

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club is sorry to announce the demise of one its most illustrious sons, George Alhassan whose sudden death occurred on the 26th of July, 2013 at the age of 72.The former Hearts of Oak striker, born on 9th September, 1941, led the line for the Phobians in the 1960s through to the early 1970s.His playing mates were Abeka Ankrah, Robert Foli, Joe Ghartey, Joe Dakota and others. George Alhassan, affectionately called “Ga Mantse” for his stint with Accra Hearts of Oak was a loyal servant of the Black Stars. The former Black Stars striker also played in the 1968 Olympics game where Ghana finished third in their Group behind Hungary and Israel respectively.George Alhassan was a thorn-in-the-flesh of arch-rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko, and he scored five times against the Porcupines in the league during his stint with Accra Hearts of Oak.The “Ga Mantse” scored in a classic 3-2 thriller win over Kotoko in Accra to end the Porcupine warriors’ unbeaten streak in the league in the 1963/64 season. He was also part of the Accra Hearts of Oak team that toured the United Kingdom for preseason in August, 1970.Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club expresses its profoundest condolence to the family of George Alhassan. May his soul rest in perfect peace. Fare thee well, our “mantse.”last_img read more

Mason City council to award second bid contract for arena

first_img== The council will be asked to approve the second construction bid package for the multi-purpose arena that’s part of the River City Renaissance project.This bid package deals with the structural steel, concrete foundation and ice plant components of the center, which is being constructed in the old JC Penney’s location in Southbridge Mall. Dean Snyder Construction of Clear Lake was the lowest of three bidders for the general construction work at $4.86 million.For the ice plant and floor work, Rink-Tec International of Little Canada Minnesota was the lowest of five bidders at just over $946,000, with an additional $85,000 for a voluntary alternative bid with that part of the project for dehumidification to bring their total bid to just over $1,031,000. == The council is also being asked to pass a resolution supporting the city’s application for trail funding through the North Iowa Transportation Policy Board for the High Line Trail. The city is close to acquiring both sections of the trail, with several sources of grant funding being sought out to lower the burden on city resources.Mayor Bill Schickel says this particular grant deals with the trail surface.  “The City Council will be asked to apply for better than $200,000. This is federal money for putting lime chip on a 10-foot-wide portion of the trail between downtown Mason City and near the Lime Creek Nature Center entrance up by 12th Street.” The city’s portion of the work would cost about $52,500. MASON CITY — Two major construction contracts for the downtown arena, as well as items dealing with the city’s future capital improvements plan and the High Line Trail are among the items on the agenda for the City Council in Mason City tonight: The City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library. Click here to watch the meeting == The council will hold a public hearing and be asked to approve a five-year capital improvements plan. That plan calls for general obligation bonding of just over $30 million for various projects, including the $25 million worth of bonding for the River City Renaissance project.Over $2.7 million in Water Fund projects are being proposed, the largest being the water meter replacement project. Other projects include the continuation of the sewer collection system maintenance as identified through the inflow and infiltration study, addressing drainage issues in the Eastbrooke and Plymouth Road areas, and the Winnebago River Dam Enhancement Project.last_img read more