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More than 3,600 ships operating illegally in Labuan Bajo, authorities reveal

first_img“Most ships operating without permits come from outside the province,” Agustinus said on Tuesday, as quoted by tempo.co.Read also: Labuan Bajo offers free entry to tourist sites to lure visitors amid pandemicHe added his office was still looking on more ships.Agustinus went on to say the inspection as well as the ship registration would have a positive impact on hotels and restaurants operating in the area. After the inspection, the hotels’ occupancy rate had increased from 40 to 67 percent.“There are more people staying at the hotels and dining in the restaurants [thanks to the registration]. The amount of taxes filed by the hotel and restaurant is also increasing significantly,” said Agustinus, adding that Labuan Bajo accounted for 75 percent of total tourism in the regency. (nal)Topics : Authorities in West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have found around 3,600 unauthorized tourist ships operating in Labuan Bajo.West Manggarai Tourism Agency head Agustinus Rinus said the illegal ships, most of which are traditional phinisi (two-masted schooners), had been earning money in the tourist destination without paying taxes to the local administration.Of 4,081 ships inspected between February and July, only about 400 ships carried proper documentation and were registered to the local administration. The inspection was carried out by officials from the West Manggarai administration and Komodo National Park in Labuan Bajo.last_img read more

Masters 2019: Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau hit holes-in-one during final round

first_imgA hole-in-one is rare. A hole-in-one at the Masters? Even more unlikely. But two holes-in-one on the same hole in the final round of the Masters? Well, that’s just impossible — or so we thought.That crazy feat occured on Sunday morning as both Bryson DeChambeau and Justin Thomas hit aces at hole No. 16. The hole-in-one was the first of his career and the 28th in Masters history.Jumping for joy! @b_dechambeau cards his first ever hole-in-one. pic.twitter.com/rR5RX4AnbH— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019But if a single hole-in-one doesn’t make your socks go up and down, Thomas delivered an encore performance just three hours later on the same hole. Thomas’ shot took nearly the same path on the green as DeChambeau’s, as a more subdued Thomas passed out a few high-fives. The ace moved Thomas three shots back of the leader.. @justinthomas34 aces No. 16 #themasters pic.twitter.com/ypueubdkSY— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Thomas’ ace was the 29th in Masters history and 22nd at hole No. 16. Charley Hoffman had the most recent hole-in-one at 16, occuring last year. TIGER TRACKER: Live updates, highlights from Sunday’s Round 4DeChambeau got things started at the par-3, 170-yard hole by hitting his shot to the right side of the green before the ball found a slope and trickled into the hole. A jubilant and jumping DeChambeau needed a bit of an emotional boost after shooting an opening round 66 to tie him for the lead, one which quickly vanished as he shot a 75 and 73 on Friday and Saturday.last_img read more

School honors area Marine slain in Iraq

first_img“It’s hard for me. I lost my first son. I loved him,” Robert Arellano Sr. said, breaking into tears. He said he liked the plaque, which has a photo of Carlos and describes him as a “Former student of Garvey Schools, who gave his life in the defense of liberty in Iraq.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Carlos Arellano represents a new face – a new immigrant face serving his country proudly,” Solis said. Arellano, 22, was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and got his U.S. citizenship last year. He was in combat during all three tours of duty he served in Iraq. Members of Garvey School District and the Rosemead City Council held the ceremony, during which they dedicated two myrtle trees and a plaque at the base of the flagpole to Arellano. “We will think of you each time we walk by this street,” said Virginia Peterson, superintendent of Garvey School District. Arellano attended Emerson Elementary and Garvey Intermediate, as well as Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra. Monterey Park Councilman Mike Eng announced he will donate a $500 scholarship for a Mark Keppel High School student in honor of Arellano. The Arellano family will help determine the qualifications for the scholarship. Garvey Intermediate students Nicholas Castillo and Isaac Valdez, both 14, helped Arellano’s father hoist the flag. ROSEMEAD – Robert Arellano Sr. remembers going to Garvey Intermediate School to watch his son Carlos graduate years ago. Arellano returned Wednesday for a different purpose. Arellano and two eighth-graders at the school raised a flag to half staff in honor of Marine Cpl. Carlos Arellano, who was killed Jan. 20 during a suicide car bomb attack in Haqlaniyah, Iraq, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, dedicated the flag, which has been flown at the U.S. Capitol and will be given to the Arellano family. last_img read more