first_imgThe body of missing hiker Susan Clements was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late Tuesday afternoon, a week after she went missing while hiking with her daughter near Clingmans Dome.Search crews found the body of Mitzi Sue “Susan” Clements approximately three-fourths of a mile south of the Appalachian Trail and two miles west of the Clingmans Dome parking area, according to a park news release. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and surrounding terrain is some of the most rugged in all of Appalachia. Weather conditions near Clingmans Dome during the week of her disappearance included fog, wind, rain, and cold weather. Accordint to Park Service maps, her lcoation was near the headwaters of Higgins Creek in the vicinity of Loggy Ridge.Clements, 53, of Cleves, Ohio, had been hiking with her daughter on the afternoon of September 25. She and her daughter had hiked the Forney Ridge Trail from Clingmans Dome parking lot out to Andrews Bald. On their hike back, roughly a quarter-mile from Andrews Bald, her daughter hiked ahead to the Clingmans Dome parking area, hoping to squeeze in a hike to the Clingmans Dome lookout tower while she waited for her mom. Her mother never arrived at the parking area.After waiting in the parking lot and retracing their hike along Forney Ridge Trail, her daughter reported Clements around 5 p.m. that evening. Park officials searched the immediate area that night without success. They next day, a search and rescue team scoured the Appalachian Trail, interviewing hikers and searching for Clements.  They spent the night out on the trail.The Park Service closed Clingmans Dome Road and set up a search and rescue command post there. In addition to dozens of search and rescue teams, the Park Service used helicopters, canine teams, and drones to search for Clements.During the search, Clements’ family did not speak to the media during the search except to say she was a “wonderful mother to three children.” She was hiking with her youngest daughter on this trip.Clements worked for the city of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District as an accounting technician in its administration department. Clements’ brother-in-law, who is a firefighter, and some of his colleagues traveled to the park to assist with the search.The Park Service did not release any additional details about the cause of death or how or where the body was found. Park officials previously said foul play was not suspected in Clements’ disappearance.last_img read more

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first_img“If we could agree on them all, we would still have 2,050 problems,” said Supratman.Read also: Jobs bill puts spotlight on graft in natural resources sector in IndonesiaThe jobs bill, which consists of 15 chapters and 174 articles laid out over 1,000 pages, seeks to revise 79 laws and more than 1,200 articles considered to be impeding efforts to attract investment.The government expects the House to deliberate the omnibus bill in August or early September to help economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Both the government and the House have delayed discussions on articles related to labor in response to mounting pressure from workers’ unions over fears that the articles would lure investment at the expense of workers’ welfare.The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the NasDem Party, both in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s coalition, called on the government to remove labor provisions from the omnibus bill to smoothen the deliberation process.Hendrawan Supratikno of the PDI-P said lawmakers needed more time to resolve the bill, let alone labor issues.”Around 30 percent of the DIMs need to be discussed, including the difficult chapters, namely chapters four [labor], 10 [central government and investment] and 11 [public administration],” he said.“We could conclude the deliberations this year but to finish by August would be too difficult.”The body could also go back and discuss the resolved DIMs again should they need adjustments after the deliberation of remaining chapters. Willy Aditya of the NasDem Party, who is also the body’s deputy chairman, said the government and the House would continue the deliberations despite the dispute surrounding labor issues. However, NasDem still urged the government to drop labor provisions from the bill.He said labor provisions in the bill should instead be included in revisions to other laws, for example, revisions to the Labor Law or the Industrial Dispute Settlement Law.”The August target is too soon considering the remaining problems,” he said.Achmad Baidowi of the United Development Party, who is also among the body’s deputy chairs, said lawmakers would be careful in discussing the bill.”We at Baleg don’t want to talk about the quantitative targets but the quality. That is our concern.”Labor unions plan to hold weekly street rallies that will peak on Aug. 14, along with the opening of the House’s plenary session to oppose the bill.Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) chairman Said Iqbal said several unions would hold a massive rally Aug. 14 in front of the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, and the Office of the Coordinating Minister of Economy to call both the House and the government to stop the deliberation.”The number of protesters on Aug. 14 could reach tens of thousands of people. They will come from Banten and other parts of Java,” he said.The unions will also hold simultaneous rallies in 20 provinces and 200 districts or cities.Topics : Baleg chairman Supratman Andi Agtas told The Jakarta Post on Thursday that he was not sure the bill could be passed in August.”I can’t be positive of that. It depends on the debate between the factions,” he said.Supratman said Tuesday in a hearing with the government that among the unresolved problems were also 1,430 problems that required “editorial” revisions.The Gerindra Party politician explained that the body had grouped the 1,430 problems into five categories, among them were those with the term “license” that would be changed into “business licensing” to comply with the government’s request. The term will be used in the articles that would hand over licensing authorities from local administrations to the central government.   The House of Representatives may not conclude the deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation in August as it is still working through problems, including labor disputes and editorial issues.The House Legislation Body (Baleg) has resolved 3,172, or almost half, of 6,652 problems on the bill’s inventory problem list (DIM). A bill is usually passed into law if lawmakers and the government have resolved all problems on the list.last_img read more

first_imgMORE: Greatest matches in WrestleMania historySN’s wrestling experts watched the first half of WrestleMania 36 and graded each match.WrestleMania 36 match gradesCesaro def. Drew GulakSteven Muehlhausen: Baffled this only went about five minutes when they had plenty of time. The match was just getting good when Cesaro hit the forearm and then followed with the airplane spin for the win. Like the fact Cesaro sold an injury so he couldn’t perform the Neutralizer. Don’t know the last time an airplane spin was used as a finisher.Grade: CAlexa Bliss and Nikki Cross def. The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) to win ‘Smackdown’ tag team titlesAndreas Hale: A match that went way too long and ended with Bliss hitting a Twisted Bliss to the knees of Sane to give her team the titles. Much of the match was a drag, with slow spots and uninspired offense. Asuka continues to be a bright spot while Sane remains underutilized despite all her talent. It was obvious they had to move the titles but this match just wasn’t it.Grade: C-Muehlhausen:  Not sure how this match went longer than Cesaro vs. Gulak. It was nothing to write home about. Thankfully, Asuka and Sane were around to make it passable. Hard to fathom why Cross kept clapping when no spectators were inside the venue. A title change was due, but not with this team.Grade: C-Elias def. King CorbinHale: Yet another match that didn’t have much going for it. Elias and Corbin had way too much time for a feud that didn’t have a great deal of momentum. A year removed from sending Kurt Angle into retirement, Corbin lost on a rollup and a liberal use of the tights. It wasn’t terrible; it was just kinda there.Grade:  D+Muehlhausen:  All kinds of bad here. Both guys looked to be going through the motions and the match had the feel of something you’d see from two beginners. Corbin had an argument with the referee and Elias came up from behind to roll up Corbin with a grab of the tights for the victory. Thankfully, that ended the match.Grade: FBecky Lynch def. Shayna Baszler to retain the ‘Raw’ women’s titleHale: This had the potential to be a bad match, but these two managed to pull off a solid outing; however, the fact this match was under 10 minutes makes you wonder how much stock Vince McMahon had in Bayzler entering it. Nevertheless, the eight minutes they had were valuable; they exchanged submission attempts and hard strikes. Unfortunately, Lynch using the same pin that Bret Hart used against Roddy Piper at WrestleMania 8 felt underwhelming. Where does Shayna go from here?Grade: C+Muehlhausen:  Give Lynch and Baszler credit: They stunk up the joint at Survivor Series but provided a better-than-expected contest here. Short was better, considering Baszler has been underwhelming as a member of the main roster. Baszler helped change that narrative as she mixed her power and submissions quite well. Creative finish with Lynch flipping back to lock in the pin to remain the champion. Also have to wonder where Baszler goes from here.Grade: B-Sami Zayn def. Daniel Bryan to retain Intercontinental titleHale: This was the one match that deserved, at minimum, 15 minutes. Bryan and Zayn were working toward an instant classic, and then the match was cut off at the knees. It’s no secret that Zayn is one of the most underutilized talents on the WWE roster (along with Cesaro, Nakamura and Gulak) and Bryan clearly put himself in position to put him over. It was pretty darn good while it lasted, but it deserved so much more.Grade: BMuehlhausen:  How these guys weren’t allowed to go 15 minutes is beyond me. Bryan is one of the top workers in the business and Zayn is no slouch in the ring. Glad to see Zayn retain because he deserves to be in a prime position, and working with Bryan will keep him there.Grade: BJohn Morrison def. Kofi Kingston and Jimmy Uso to retain the ‘Smackdown’ tag team titlesHale: This was, by far, the best match of the night. Despite the fact The Miz was pulled after getting sick, this trio tore down the house in a ladder match. Everyone worked their tails off, with each high flyer from the respective teams showing off tremendous athleticism. The match was given the time it needed, and it delivered a brilliant finish with Kofi and Jimmy battling over the tag titles before Morrison stole them away. Excellent match with a fantastic ending.Grade: A-Muehlhausen: Not to shine a light on The Miz being sick, but it’s a good thing he wasn’t in this match because Morrison was exceptional, with Kingston and Uso not too far behind. All three worked hard and they were given the most important thing: time. The finish was excellent; all three were tugging at the belts, and then Kingston and Uso head-butted Morrison, who grabbed the belts and fell off the ladder. Morrison showed that it’s time for him to break from The Miz and go the singles route. Grade: AKevin Owens def. Seth RollinsHale: Two Ring of Honor standouts were given a great deal of time to put on a show, and they delivered on all accounts. Owens and Rollins worked extraordinarily hard in a hard-hitting match. It appeared for a minute that Rollins was going to get the last laugh with a DQ finish after hitting Owens with the ring bell, but Owens demanded that the match continue and took it to another level. He hit a daredevil elbow drop through the announcer table and finished the job with a stunner in the center of the ring. Well-booked with a great finish.Grade: AMuehlhausen: The match lived up to the hype. Both men were given ample time and they busted their butts the entire match. It was enjoyable to see Owens and Rollins trash talk each other while simultaneously delivering a beating. Owens got the match to continue by invoking No Holds Barred rules. From there, Owens was in control. He hit the elbow drop from the top of the WrestleMania sign and then put Rollins back into the ring, where the latter wanted no more.Grade: ABraun Strowman def. Goldberg to win the Universal titleHale: What was this? Well, I’ll tell you what this was: WWE booked itself into a corner by putting Goldberg over on The Fiend in Saudi Arabia for the purpose of having Roman Reigns beat him at WrestleMania to become Universal champion. Reigns being predictably taken out of the match and replaced by Strowman with no rhyme or reason made little sense. The result was a “WWE 2K” match with a spamming of finishers that resulted in Strowman pinning Goldberg for the belt after a series of power slams. This was bad.Grade: FMuehlhausen: How does one define “horrendous”? Yes, this falls on WWE for having Goldberg win the belt from The Fiend at Super Showdown. The premise made sense: Use the biggest star, Reigns, to beat him and win the title at the biggest event of the year. The match should have been canceled after Reigns pulled himself, but WWE, being stubborn and not knowing how to get out of its own way, instead booked Strowman. What resulted was one of the worst headliners in WrestleMania history. Grade: F-The Undertaker def. AJ StylesHale: For what it’s worth, the fact this match was produced in advance rescued it from having Undertaker having to work. Instead, we ended up with a Boneyard Match that took itself a little too seriously but still ended up being relatively entertaining. It’s a challenge to figure out what this match was. It was kind of a brawl with some goofy aspects. Nevertheless, Undertaker managed to bury Styles at the end and endured some interference from Gallows and Anderson, along with some guys who were dressed in hoods for reasons unknown. It was what it was, and it ended up being somewhat entertaining. WrestleMania 36 is taking place under unique circumstances because of the COVID-19 outbreak. WWE’s annual blockbuster event is being presented over two nights and before no fans at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla.Everyone tried as hard as they could on the opening night Saturday and some good matches did take place, but the show also produced one of the worst matches in WrestleMania history as Braun Strowman captured the Universal championship from Goldberg. In the main event of Night 1, The Undertaker beat AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match. Grade: C+The #Undertaker rides again. 🏍️The fun continues TOMORROW NIGHT on the ONLY #WrestleMania too big for just one night! #BoneyardMatch— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) April 5, 2020Muehlhausen: Give WWE credit. It made what would have been a rough situation inside the ring because of The Undertaker’s limitations into something people will at least talk about. The movie-style shots were well done; they gave the match a feel you don’t see too often. We also saw The Undertaker talking smack, which is out of character for him. Not a classic, but not bad. Grade: C+last_img read more