West Java extends PSBB to June 26 amid second wave concerns

first_imgAccording to the administration, the average number of daily cases in West Java had reached 42 in May, then to 25 people a day in June.“Cases are mostly found in urban areas such as in Bodebek and Greater Bandung. Mayors and regents in those areas should be more vigilant due to their high population density,” Ridwan said.The governor also urged citizens to keep following health protocols, such as wearing masks, maintaining physical distances and washing their hands regularly.“The second [COVID-19] wave in India and Pakistan were caused by a lack of discipline among the public in adhering to health protocols.”Ridwan went on to say that the administration had yet to decide on reopen schools and entertainment venues, fearing they would become new COVID-19 clusters during the second wave of the pandemic, as what happened in South Korea.Topics : Yellow zones are allowed to increase economic activity to around 60 percent of normal levels while implementing strict health protocols. Meanwhile, blue zones are allowed to reopen all public and commercial facilities but must ensure that there are no crowds.”Traditional markets are among the places that have a high virus transmission risk. We’ve prepared 672 rapid and swab test kits for 700 markets,” Ridwan said in a statement on Friday.Read also: COVID-19: Jokowi warns of second wave, but first one may not be overHe added that police and military personnel would help promote testing to prevent objections from the people. The West Java administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) across the province to June 26 following a spike in COVID-19 cases within a week, during which its daily reproduction number (Rt) increased from 0.68 and 0.72 to 0.82.The extension will be effective across the province, except for the Jakarta satellite cities of Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek), where the policy will remain effective until July 2.Governor Ridwan Kamil said the administration decided not to loosen supervision on the virus’ spread due to the latest data, even though the province had declared 10 areas as yellow zones and 17 others as blue zones.last_img read more

Cesc Fabregas names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opposition player he’s ever faced

first_imgCesc Fabregas names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opposition player he’s ever faced Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 1:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Fabregas battled against Gerrard on multiple occasions (Picture: Getty Images)However, in terms of the best player he has ever played alongside, that accolade can only belong to his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.‘It is obviously Lionel Messi,’ Fabregas added. ‘I played with him since I was 13. Definitely his talent is incomparable to anything I have seen in my life.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Apart from the talent, for me he is such a competitor. I could not compare him to anyone. For me he is the best ever.‘He always wants to win. Even now in training if he loses a game of five versus five he will hate it.’MORE: Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino are ‘not helping’ Liverpool, claims Ian WrightMORE: Cesc Fabregas picks Jose Mourinho over Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola as the manager he had the ‘best connection’ withFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fabregas is still plying his trade in Ligue 1 for AS Monaco (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas has named Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opponent he has ever gone up against.The Spaniard has enjoyed a distinguished career, including successful spells at Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and now AS Monaco in Ligue 1.Over his prime years in the Premier League and La Liga, Fabregas went to battle with iconic midfielders such as Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric, as well of plenty of elite forwards.However, Gerrard is the one opposition player that sticks out most in Fabregas’ mind as the most challenging to deal with.ADVERTISEMENT‘If I have to say one – and I really enjoyed playing against – I would say Steven Gerrard,’ Fabregas told the BBC’s Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was physically the most difficult opponent to handle.‘He was the box-to-box player, he could be on his right or left, shooting from the outside of his boot. He was a machine.’ Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation to Fund Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act

first_img May 20, 2016 Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation to Fund Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Wolf sent a letter to Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation urging them to fund the comprehensive Opioid Abuse and Reduction Act of 2016. The text of the letter is below and can also be viewed here.Dear Congressman/Senator –The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.I have been holding roundtable discussions throughout Pennsylvania in order to listen to local and state officials about the challenges that they are facing, as well as discuss the initiatives of the administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. These roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis.Last week, I was encouraged by the passage of a package of bills in the United States House of Representatives that would help to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in the United States. After meeting with local leaders and families throughout Pennsylvania who have been personally affected by this epidemic, I understand how crucial federal, state, and local resources are to combating this epidemic. I am respectfully requesting that you vote to fund Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 (H.R. 5046) in order to provide addicted individuals and their families with the resources they so desperately need.My administration has taken several actions to fight the heroin and opioid crisis including: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; partnering with Adapt Pharma to make Narcan available to public high schools across the state at no cost; developing the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction; and appointing a director for the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Office, who will work to ensure that the PDMP meets its goal of assisting healthcare professionals in identifying patients that would benefit from treatment.In an effort to curtail drug addiction and curb the supply of excess drugs that can be used illicitly, the Department of Health is leading an effort to build upon the opioid prescribing guidelines already created, including specific guidelines for emergency department providers, dentists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pharmacists. These guidelines give healthcare providers direction for safe and effective pain relief practices, with greater emphasis on non-opioid therapies and greater caution to prevent addiction and diversion. In addition, the DOH recently joined dozens of healthcare organizations, medical experts, and consumer advocacy groups in signing petitions requesting changes to federal pain management requirements that are believed to foster dangerous prescribing practices.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has led a statewide initiative to get naloxone into the hands of municipal police departments. To date, more than 320 municipal police departments are equipped with naloxone, and those departments have reversed more than 900 overdoses as a result of that effort. DDAP also has developed a “warm hand-off” policy, mandating county-level drug and alcohol administrators to create processes whereby overdose survivors are taken directly from the emergency department to a licensed drug treatment provider. In some areas of the commonwealth, early reports indicate as many as 50 percent to 70 percent of overdose survivors are getting into treatment immediately through this process. Under DDAP’s leadership, Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is helping communities properly dispose of unused and unwanted prescriptions. To date, there are nearly 450 take-back boxes located at police stations across Pennsylvania. In 2015, more than 56,000 pounds of prescription drugs were taken back and destroyed.Furthermore, the expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Care Act has greatly increased access to treatment services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.Finally, my proposed 2016-17 budget provides more than $34 million to treat 11,250 new individuals with substance use disorder. The Department of Human Services will provide 50 new Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence for individuals with substance use disorder, providing medication-assisted treatment and appropriate wraparound services, such as cognitive-based therapies.The funding of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act would be instrumental to adding to state and local efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis. Please keep in mind the needs of the millions of Pennsylvanians who are personally affected by this as you consider funding the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016.Sincerely,Governor Tom Wolf# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Digital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website

first_imgThe REA Group’s chief sales officer, Kul Singh, said the property market was still open for business.“We’re doing everything in our power to support them and the long-term success of the industry,” he said.Latest figures from the REA Group show just how popular the tool is becoming in Queensland. Of the 8746 active ‘buy’ listings with a video on the realestate.com.au site, 6910 have been uploaded since the virtual inspection tool was made available. Almost all of the 1897 active ‘rent’ listings with a video have been uploaded using the tool. Public health orders issued in Queensland last week banned the use of public onsite auction and open houses.More from newsThe Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Riverhills records highest median price jump in the Centenary Suburbs3 May 2019Agents can still conduct private inspections and live-streaming of auctions is allowed, but the use of technology has become a lifeline for the multi-billion dollar real estate industry.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the ban on open inspections and public auctions hasn’t significantly impacted listings so far.“Buyers are still out there and the property market has definitely not shut down,” she said.While there has been a small drop in search activity, visits to the ‘buy’ section of realestate.com.au are still up compared to the same time last year. A growing number of buyers are turning to technology in their quest to find a dream home. And sellers are joining them using virtual inspections to showcase their properties online.Last month realestate.com.au launched a virtual inspection tool, which allows agents to use videos to showcase listings to buyers and renters.The new feature appears under ‘inspections’ in buy and rent listings on realestate.com.au and also through its app. RELATED Open for inspections go digitallast_img read more

Valladolid local dies of electrocution

first_imgAccording to police investigation,Quillain was fishing on the river around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 17 using animprovised electric equipment.      Bacolod City – In Barangay Alijis, Valladolid, Negros Occidental, a mandied of electrocution. He was 45-year-old resident RolandoQuillain, a police report showed.   Officers of the Valladolid municipalpolice station have yet to rule out foul play in the incident./PN The victim was brought to theValladolid District Hospital where he was declared “dead on arrival.” last_img

Schools receive arrow donations

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Whitetails Unlimited West Fork Chapter donated $2,000 worth of NASP arrows from Cutting Edge Sporting Goods in Greensburg to six schools in Union, Fayette, and Franklin counties.Franklin County High School, Brookville Middle School, Mt. Carmel School, and Laurel School all received 6 dozen arrows.The money was raised through the West Fork’s annual Chapter banquet.Tickets are currently available for the banquet on January 21 at Abernathy Auction Barn.You can call 765-969-7479 for tickets.last_img

Cantona backs Van Gaal for glory

first_img Cantona said the Dutch manager’s philosophy fits perfectly with the club – and described United as “kings of the city” following their 4-2 derby triumph over Manchester City on Sunday. The former France and United striker told a press conference ahead of the Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai: “United’s a great club, so sometimes you have a season when you have to lose games and you finish fourth, fifth. But it’s a great club. It will be at the top of the table. “And they came back and next year they can win the league. With a manager from Holland, it seems to be important for Manchester United because it’s the same kind of philosophy for the game: Holland and Manchester United.” Asked whether he would consider managing Manchester United, he added: “No, I think today they’ve found the right one. He’s a good one. “It was great to win the derby. I was proud and very glad. It’s good because now they are the kings of the city. The two clubs are two of the best clubs in England, so it’s very important to win this game.” Cantona also claimed, controversially, that it was Catalonia rather than Spain that won two European Championships either side of the 2010 World Cup. He said: “Catalonia won. Because they won with 10 players from Barcelona. My grandparents are from Catalonia, from Barcelona. They arrived in France in ’39. There was a civil war. So, I am very proud of Barcelona and all that they have done.” Asked if Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi was the best player in the world, Cantona made a surprise choice – Argentina international Javier Pastore from Paris St Germain. He added: “For me, today, the best player in the world, the most exciting player in the world, is Pastore from Paris St Germain. Why? Because I watched two games just to see Pastore playing, giving passes. He has got something special. Because football is interactive. It’s why footballer is so popular, I think. And Pastore can do things that the other ones don’t know. “It’s interactive but he does things that surprise you every time. Not only in scoring goals, spectacular goals – everything. Just passing. Passing. He’s a very creative player. He’s the most creative player, I think, in the world today. It’s why I think he’s the best player in the world, because I love this kind of player.” Eric Cantona has backed Louis van Gaal to guide “kings of the city” Manchester United to the title next season saying he is the right man for the job.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Angel Di Maria scores brace as PSG beat Marseille

first_imgParis: A great performance by Argentina’s Angel Di Maria, with two goals and one assist, helped Paris Saint Germain beat Marseille 3-1.In a match marked at the start by the unrest of the Parisian team’s radical supporters, who had left their usual location in the Parc des Princes empty, protesting their team’s early elimination from the Champions League, PSG accentuated their authority in Ligue 1 on Matchday 29.Nine rounds are remaining, 10 for PSG as the match against Nimes is still pending, their advantage in the lead is 20 points ahead of Lille, second, and 24 ahead of Lyon in third place.The champion put an end to Marseille’s good form, who had arrived in Paris with five wins and one draw in their six recent matches.Paris Saint Germain maintained their form during most of the first half. Until the first appearance of Di Maria, who sent a fine pass to Kylian Mbappe who, as received, crossed the ball over the line at the end of the first half, out of reach of Marseilles’ Mandanda. But after the break, the game changed. Marseille equalised after just a minute into the second half in an action that was started with a long kick from visiting midfielder Lucas Ocampos. The Argentinian gave the ball to Valere Germain who surpassed PSG’s goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.The draw lasted barely 10 minutes. Until a pass to inside the area by German Thilo Kehrer, who replaced Thomas Meunier, gave the first goal of Di Maria, who shot almost without an angle to bring the ball into the net. The visitors’ chances faded away as the hour went by, with goalkeeper Mandanda sent off after intercepting a Parisian attack with his hands outside his area. The substitute goalie Yohann Pele had to come on the field. Marseille’s Italian Mario Balotelli was also substituted by Yohann Pele. Di Maria made it a brace with the execution of a free kick that decided the game IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Cricket News BCCI will decide on India-Pakistan clash, says Jhulan Goswami

first_imghighlights “It will be decided by the BCCI. We do not know what will happen against Pakistan, but yes all the matches are important for us and we should try to play positive and good cricket in those matches,” Goswami said on the eve of third ODI encounter with England.Mithali Raj also commented on the Indo-Pak game and went on saying that last time India were just three points away and had to play the qualifiers as they didn’t play Pakistan last time, too. Going ahead, the team is aware the BCCI may not allow the players to play against Pakistan and the team is playing every game keeping the permutations in mind.”The last time, I remember that we were short of three points and that is why we had to play the qualifiers. It has always been on our minds that we probably would not play against Pakistan and that is why, whatever matches we play against whoever, we should play those keeping in mind that we need those points,” Raj said. Jhulan Goswami said they will go as per what BCCI says for the game against Pakistan. ODI skipper Mithali Raj also expressed her thoughts on the Indo-Pak game. Currently, India has taken an unassailable lead in three-match ODI series against England. New Delhi: India’s most successful spearhead, Jhulan Goswami on Wednesday said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will decide whether the national team will be up against Pakistan in a bi-lateral series post-Pulwama Terror Attack. On one hand, this remains to see if BCCI allows the team to play against men-in-green, and on other, going by ICC guidelines it is mandatory to play against all other participating teams as a part of ICC Women’s ODI Championship. The ODI Championship is a process to qualify for the all-important ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 and team’s get points to play against each other, which will eventually decide the teams who make direct qualification into the World Cup. The rest of the teams will have to play the qualifiers ahead of the World Cup. As far as the current schedule, India has not slotted to play Pakistan but are expected to be when the next itinerary is released.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

La Liga President, Tebas, to Inaugurate Nigeria Office on Friday

first_imgDikko described the coming event as another major milestone in the partnership between the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and LaLiga, coming on the heels of the NPFL All-Star LaLiga tour coming up in August.“We are delighted that very early in the tenor of this partnership, a lot of positives are being yielded. This opening of the La Liga Office represents another landmark in the partnership and will facilitate effective collaboration between the two leagues,” remarked Dikko after inspecting the installation of equipment in the office.Ahead the event, Antonio Baradas, the La Liga Africa Representative based in South Africa is already in Nigeria working with the LMC for finer details of the event plan.Baradas expressed satisfaction with the location of the office and also said, “I am impressed by the quality of materials used in equipping the office. It is a very conducive place for us to work on making the NPFL-LaLiga partnership a success”.LaLiga Foundation, a charity arm of the LaLiga recently announced a grant of 56,000 Euros and equipment to El-Kanemi FC to support the club in response to the insurgency that forced the club to play home league fixtures in other cities for almost three seasons.A squad of the NPFL best players selected into an All-Star team is already in camp preparatory to a tour of Spain where they will participate in the prestigious Carranza LaLiga World Club tourney and also in a friendly match against Valencia CF.Nigeria is the second African country after South Africa to have an office of a major European League and LaLiga President, Tebas was in India recently where he announced that a LaLiga office will be opened in that Asian country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Spanish League, La Liga will friday, July 22, open an office in Nigeria as part of the implementation of the technical and commercial partnership recently signed with the League Management Company (LMC).Chairman of LM, Shehu Dikko, disclosed wednesday in Abuja that the La Liga office in Nigeria is situated inside the LMC office in Maitama District and that the La Liga President, Javier Tebas,will be in Nigeria to personally inaugurate the office.last_img read more