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PREMIUMPostponements, cancelations new normal as virus fears grow

first_imgFrom heads of state meetings to exhibitions and major sporting events, cancellations and postponements are the order of the day as the death toll from COVID-19 reaches more than 3,200 worldwide.The postponement of a special summit in Las Vegas between leaders of Southeast Asian countries and the United States set for March 14 was announced last week by US officials, as a result of worries about the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reported.However, the officials provided no definite date for rescheduling the event set to be attended by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.As of Friday, the US had recorded more than 180 confirmed cases nationwide with 12 deaths, according to an AFP tally.A spokesperson to the US Mission to ASEAN said the US remained on the lookout for future opportunities for US President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of ASEAN countries, bu… Linkedin Facebook Forgot Password ? Google Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account events cancellation postponement coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak healthlast_img read more

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Indonesian health system might collapse soon: COVID-19 task force

first_imgThe Indonesian health system might collapse quickly if the public continues to ignore COVID-19 prevention protocols, says a member of the national COVID-19 task force. “We really need the public’s help to implement the health protocols. If we continue this [poor] situation, the nation’s health system will hit the ground,” the task force’s coordinator for medical volunteers, Jossep William, said as quoted by kompas.com on Monday.He also said the health system in Indonesia had been overwhelmed by the crisis. Once the system collapses, it will be difficult to overcome the COVID-19 issue in Indonesia, he added.Therefore, Jossep urged the public to comply with the health protocols in order to keep the nation’s health system in a stable condition by reducing the number of COVID-19 patients.Read also: Jakarta gears up for possible collapse of healthcare system“Avoid public gatherings, maintain physical distance from each other, wash your hands and wear a mask,” Jossep said.Community health centers and ambulances in Jakarta have been struggling to send patients to the COVID-19 temporary hospital at the Kemayoran athletes village in Central Jakarta.The athletes village is currently operating four towers, namely towers 4, 5, 6 and 7. Towers 4 and 5 are used to treat asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, while towers 6 and 7 are used to treat those with moderate symptoms. As many as 2,355 patients are currently undergoing treatment in towers 6 and 7, while 1,497 patients without symptoms are being treated in Tower 5. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Barcelona will demand double figures from Griezmann after COVID-19

first_img Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One MovieThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeThis Nation Is Almost Impossible To Invade Barcelona will demand double from their players as soon as football returns, but a bit more from Antonie Griezmann. The club want him to have more bite upfront and the board expect a lot from the Frenchman.Advertisement Barcelona have placed Griezmann as one of the untouchables.and they have good reason to do so, although they need money in their accounts after the crisis.‘Sport’ already assured that he will not leave for the 120 million euros that the club signed him for and because they believe there is much room for improvement with the current season’s data on the table.The Barca board will ask for much more from Griezmann as soon as football resumes because at the highest levels of the club a lot is expected form the ex-Atlético player, especially with regards to scoring and in the final third.Griezmann’s numbers have gone from being better in defence than in attack, sinning from what Diego Simeone once taught him. But no, Barca want him to make a change and be a player with more bite.Barca will demand double figure from GriezmannRead Also: Ex-Barca president tips Messi to pen new deal as Neymar returnsHowever, the club value, according to ‘AS’, the attitude he is having to integrate into the dressing room and they way in which he arrived, i.e. with astonishing humility and a desire to learn as if he were an 18-year-old.If this season is played, Griezmann would be under the magnifying glass because of the injuries to Suárez and Dembélé, but the one that will really be important is the following. Until the break, the world champion played 27 matches, scoring 14 goals and getting 4 assists. They want Griezmann to be more of a poacher.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Such has been Griezmann’s season that rumours have placed him outside Barcelona to try and bring back Neymar. A hypothesis that is not going to be fulfilled in the next months.last_img read more

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Registration Opens For Camp Little Red Door

first_imgA summer camp for children with cancer will be held from July 27 through Aug. 1. (Image: Little Red Door Cancer Agency)Little Red Door Cancer Agency is hosting Camp Little Red Door, a five-day summer camp for children with cancer. The camp will be held from July 27 through Aug. 1 at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Ind. The registration deadline is June 13, 2014.Any child 8-18 years old with cancer or in remission living in Indiana is eligible to attend. One sibling/friend per patient is welcome to attend, if space allows. The camp is Indiana’s oldest camp for children with cancer.The camp will include swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, camp fires, arts and crafts and more! An experienced medical staff will be onsite 24 hours a day. The Robert T. Grand Leadership Academy, open to previous campers at least 16 years-old, will be held July 25 through July 27.The cost is $25 per camper and $50 per sibling/friend. Financial assistance is available. You can download the application at www.littlereddoor.org/camp or call (317) 925-5595.Established in 1945, Little Red Door Cancer Agency works to reduce the physical, emotional and financial burdens of cancer for medically underserved residents of central Indiana by providing free client services, cancer screenings and education.News Releaselast_img read more

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Afco awards for IMCA Hobby Stocks are new for 2015

first_imgBOONVILLE, Ind. – Afco contingency awards are new this season for a sixth IMCA division.Top three eligible drivers in both Northern and Southern regions for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks receive each product certificates valued at $125, $75 and $50, respectively. “Drivers in all divisions are having tremendous success with Afco shocks and springs and we want to make sure we target them with value-based incentives that recognizes that success,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We’ve been able to do that for 22 years working alongside Afco and we plan on the continuance of that common goal.”The Boonville, Ind., manufacturer has also renewed awards for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. Top three eligible drivers in each of the five Modified regions earn product certificates worth $250, $150 and $50, respectively, while the top three in both Stock Car regions receive $200, $100 and $50 certificates. Afco certificates worth $125, $75 and $50 go to top three drivers based on national point standings for the Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods.Drivers in those five divisions must compete with Afco-manufactured shocks and springs, display two Afco decals on their race car and return a completed sign-up sheet to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 to be eligi­ble. The national Late Model rookie of the year and fourth, sixth and 11th place finishers in national Late Model point standings earn $100 product certificates.Information about Afco products is available by calling 800 632-2320, on Facebook and at the www.afcoracing.com website.last_img read more

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Dons scrape through

first_img Peter Pawlett saw a shot come back off the crossbar, while Adam Rooney had a penalty claim waved away, but ultimately the Dons did enough by preventing Shkendija from scoring at the other end following the 1-1 draw in the first leg. But what worked for Aberdeen worked against St Johnstone, who went out on the away goals rule as they could only manage a 2-1 win over the 10 men of Alashkert. Press Association Newtown booked their place in the second qualifying round as they won 2-1 away to Maltese side Valletta, completing a 4-2 aggregate win. Jason Oswell and Matty Owen scored either side of Thierry Fidjeu’s goal for the hosts. Newtown go forward as the last remaining Welsh side in the competition as Airbus UK and Bala took their leave. A 2-2 draw away to Lokomotiva Zagreb was not enough for Airbus UK as they went out 5-3 on aggregate in Croatia, while a late goal for Differdange saw Bala lose 4-3 on aggregate despite a 2-1 win on the night. Conall Murtagh opened the scoring in the 49th minute and Ian Sheridan’s goal seven minutes from time levelled the tie on aggregate, only for Omar Er Rafik to score five minutes into stoppage time to snatch victory. UCD are through to the second qualifying round after advancing on away goals, having lost 2-1 away to Dudelange to make it 2-2 on aggregate. Ryan Swan fired the Irish side ahead after 17 minutes, and although the hosts scored twice in the space of five minutes immediately before half-time through Joel Pedro and Kevin Nakache, UCD hung on to advance. The Dublin club, who play in the Airtricity League first division after being relegated from the Premier Division at the end of the 2014 season, were only handed a place in the competition when the Republic of Ireland was granted an extra berth for its third place in UEFA’s Fair Play League. Home advantage did nothing to help St Patrick’s as they lost 2-0 to Skonto in Dublin, completing a 4-1 aggregate loss. Cork’s hopes came to an end in extra time as they lost 2-1 to the 10 men of KR Reykjavik in Iceland, going out 3-2 on aggregate. Mark O’Sullivan’s 13th minute goal put Cork on course for the second qualifying round, but – although the hosts had Skuli Jon Fridgeirsson sent off a minute before half-time – Reykjavik levelled through Palmi Palmason 15 minutes from time. That sent the match to extra time, and Jacob Schoop’s 99th-minute goal did for Cork. Aberdeen needed the away goals rule to advance to the second qualifying round of the Europa League as they were held to a scoreless draw by Shkendija on Thursday night. Michael O’Halloran levelled the tie on aggregate in the 34th minute and St Johnstone’s chances appeared to improve considerably with the 65th-minute dismissal of Karen Muradyan. But Norayr Gyozalyan struck in the 74th minute and, although Brad McKay scored a late goal for the Scots, it was not enough. Linfield lost 4-3 to NSI Runavik in a wild match in the Faroe Islands, but that was enough for the Northern Irish side to go through 5-4. Reece Glendinning put Linfield ahead in the 13th minute, but they trailed six minutes later as Klaemint Olsen and Pol Johannus Justinussen hit back. Guy Bates levelled, Jens Joensen put NSI back in front before Andy Waterworth levelled again, and although Justinussen had the final word on the night, Linfield had done enough. However, there were heavy defeats for Northern Ireland’s other two sides in the competition. Glenavon lost 3-0 away to Belarusian side Shakhtyor Soligorsk to complete a 5-1 aggregate defeat. Aleksandr Yurevich, Nikolai Yanush and Dmitri Komarovski got the goals for the hosts. Cup winners Glentorna lost 3-0 to MSK Zilnia in Slovakia to go down 7-1 on aggregate as Matej Jelic bagged a hat-trick for the hosts. last_img read more

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Quique Sanchez Flores admits Watford were outplayed by Southampton

first_imgQuique Sanchez Flores believes Watford failed to be “competitive” in their 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Southampton, but he refused to criticise his players after insisting it was a first for the season. The hosts convincingly outplayed and outworked his team, and had the Saints even been slightly more clinical in the final third they would have won by a far greater margin than that provided by goals from Shane Long and Dusan Tadic. Watford were sluggish throughout and occasionally erratic, but having inspired his team to an impressive first half of the season, in which they have often appeared capable of challenging for European football, their manager was reluctant to be negative. Press Association The Dutchman said: “I was not so nervous because from the start we dominated the game, controlled the game. We were dangerous, we created chances. “I prefer to play with three at the back against two strikers. That gives more ball possession. Defensive-wise it’s a little bit more sureness, because one of our qualities is our left and right-backs are very offensive players. “We had very good pressing. Oriol (Romeu) and (Jordy) Clasie were very good in the midfield. “We can (start to) look up (the Premier League), but we also have to look under us, because it’s close. “(Watford) are doing a great season. They are difficult to beat. Maybe Southampton is one of the teams who created a lot of opportunities, because normally it’s not so easy to create opportunities to score against Watford.” “I’m not angry, I’m disappointed, but not angry,” Flores said. “We have the feeling we didn’t play in the right way. We made mistakes, we made Southampton’s play very easy. They played much better than us. “But it’s the first time during the season we’ve had this feeling, so more than ever supporting the players, transmitting to the players it’s possible to make mistakes… it’s the first time, we need to understand sometimes it’s possible. “It’s the first time we feel that we were not competitive. It’s the first time the opponent is much better than us. I apologise to the fans. My feeling is to give more support than ever to the players, it’s the first time in six months we’ve had this feeling. We can learn for the future. “It’s football, sometimes it happens. It’s not our idea when we’re training, it’s not our idea when we are playing the match, it’s not the spirit of the team. “Our spirit is very high, it’s very positive, it’s very energetic, but we didn’t find this spirit, and Southampton played really well.” Southampton’s impressive performance was a welcome return to form for Ronald Koeman’s men after they had lost eight of their previous 10 games. The Saints convinced by maintaining an intense work-rate throughout but were profligate with their finishing, though Koeman insisted he was always confident his side would win. last_img read more

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Ft. Pierce Police Officer Resigns for Punching Man, Second Officer Arrested

first_imgPolice arrested him on felony charges of battery and official misconduct, and a misdemeanor charge of writing a false report to a law enforcement officer of an alleged crime, according to jail records.He posted bond on Thursday night.“I want the public to understand that we addressed this immediately. We took immediate action because we want them to know that everyone will be treated with dignity and respect,” Hobley-Burney said.In addition, 27-year-old Officer Monica Frederic faces a charge of filing a false report of the commission of a crime. She has been on unpaid leave since March and is also facing a termination hearing.Both officers turned themselves in on Thursday, the FDLE said. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit.Eckrode was named Fort Pierce Police officer of the month in July of 2016, the year he joined the department.Frederic has been with the police department for a year.A third officer who was at the hospital during the incident did not take part in the battery or contribute to the falsified police report. He will not face criminal charges, but may face disciplinary action. Courtesy: City of Fort Pierce/WPEC A police officer resigned from the Fort Pierce Police Department late last week, after being caught on camera punching and slapping a suspect at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.The incident took place on February 20.“It is a sad state of affairs that I am before you today,” Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney said.Chief Hobley-Burney added that police officers and crews with St. Lucie County Fire Rescue found the 38-year-old man unconscious and intoxicated on Okeechobee Road.Officers took him to the hospital for an evaluation, where the man apparently continued to be combative and made threats, as well as using racial slurs, to Officer Monica Frederic, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).Hobley-Burney explained that 31-year-old Officer Albert Eckrode punched and slapped the suspect, who was not in handcuffs, at that point.The suspect ended up with an injury to his upper lip that required stitches.“Things that you saw on the video is not tolerated and we will not allow anyone that wears the badge of this department to do such actions to any citizen,” the police chief said.Eckrode, who is a K9 handler with the department, was placed on leave the day of the incident and faced termination. However, he decided to resign instead.“This was a criminal act. This type of behavior will not be tolerated,” Hobley-Burney explained.She added that the FDLE determined Eckrode broke the law.last_img read more

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Adams scores 111 points in Royals’ 206-46 record-setting win over Falcons

first_imgSMALL forward Harold Adams rewrote the local basketball record books when he poured in an unbelievable 111 points, to help the Victory Valley Royals to a record-setting 206-46 win over Bankers Trust Falcons in the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) Open League basketball championship.Adams, before this unmatched scoring feat, had a 46-point game in this very tournament but this scoring binge erases score of his teammate Chris Williams, who had previously netted 76 points a couple seasons ago.Orlando Glasgow, from the scoring triumvirate of this rampaging Royals unit, was the next best scorer with 31 points. Williams managed 22 points.The signs were early on the scoreboard as Royals had a 40-13 lead when the first half ended, but by halftime they had outscored their opponents 43-6 to be ahead 83-19. The pivotal third quarter saw the writing on the wall for a historic final score as they raced to a 149-27 advantage, on a 63-8 run against their hapless opponents.In the other match of the double-header, Retrieve Raiders held on to a 57-55 win against Amelia’s Ward Jets behind 16 points from Neil Marks. Duel Montrose contributed 10. Parrish Cadogan was the top scorer for Jets with 20.(Joe Chapman)last_img read more

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Facing early deficits, Wisconsin can’t overcome strong UM pitching, 3 rain delays

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team doesn’t like to make excuses.The Badgers didn’t let the wind take all the blame in losing to Notre Dame two weeks ago. They also admitted they could have done more in the games against Illinois and Ohio State where bad officiating was a factor in the losses.But a series in which rain created swamps on the warning track and delayed the games three times? UW head coach Chandelle Schulte is willing to point some fingers at the weather in the Badgers’ losses to Michigan Saturday.“We spent more time raking and drying off the field than playing softball,” Schulte said. “So that prevented us from gaining any momentum and Michigan took advantage of that to win game one.”The series was originally scheduled to be played Saturday and Sunday but Sunday’s forecast of rain pushed the games to a Saturday doubleheader. The second game was delayed by lightning in the sixth inning and though scheduled to be finished Sunday, was eventually called through 5 1/2 innings.Since the Badgers finished the minimum of five innings in that game, it goes in the books as an official completed game. Not playing Sunday meant Schulte and the grounds crew spent the afternoon cleaning up the mess Saturday’s storms left at Goodman Diamond while trying to forget the mess the softball team made during play.Rain delays seemed to do nothing but hurt the Badgers. Wisconsin had just given up the first run of the game in the fifth inning in the early match when a delay was called. Fifteen minutes later the second Michigan run scored on a Leah Vanevenhoven wild pitch, and the rest of the game tumbled from there, even after Letty Olivarez entered the game in relief.The second game lasted all of four pitches before another half hour rain delay was called. The field suffered as a result of the downpour and the rest of the game was played in varying degrees of rainfall.Vanevenhoven doesn’t have the best control, a fact that was exacerbated by the rain. The southpaw constantly struggled to find the strike zone, as evidenced by eight wild pitches and eight walks.Even pitches at the beginning of at bats were all over the place. A number of Vanevenhoven’s pitches went over the head of or behind the batter.The ball was seemingly replaced after every pitch as the rain made it difficult for the pitchers to find a grip.Fatigue may also have been a factor, as Vanevenhoven started four consecutive games going into the series, where she started both of those games as well. Since April 18, Vanevenhoven has logged 34.1 innings in the circle, in addition to playing outfield when not pitching.“Leah pitched well, but a combination of her pitching so many innings in the last two weeks and the weather conditions caused her to lose some of her control,” Schulte said. “And it showed late in game one as Michigan rallied off some keys hits and scored on some wild pitches and passed balls.”Olivarez struggled in relief as well, with 41 of her 89 pitches being balls. The junior is also not known for her control and was battling flu-like symptoms which left her out of the starting lineup.While it didn’t affect the Michigan pitchers as severely, the rain may have been part of the reason UM’s Jordan Taylor walked two batters. Taylor averages only about one batter walked per game. Taylor also had a slightly inflated 50-33 strike-to-ball ratio and often requested a dry ball after throwing a pitch.The weather seemed to be just one more example of the Badgers being unable to catch a break. While the wet infield dirt deadened the ball on a couple of Wisconsin’s bunt hits, it also played a part in errors by shortstop Katie Soderberg and second baseman Livi Abney. Often the ball took a bad skip off of a dry patch of ground or got stuck in the sloppy parts, making it difficult to field the ball.In facing a Michigan team that doesn’t make errors or walk batters, Wisconsin needed to play nearly perfect to compete. The weather only made UW’s slim chances of accomplishing the feat that much worse.last_img read more