first_img“The central government rejected calls for a lockdown but the call for people to stay at home has become coercive. This is evident from the use of the police force to disband gatherings and the announcement that those who break the [gathering] prohibition could be prosecuted,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.  The vague policy had disadvantaged the Indonesian people, particularly blue collar workers, online taxi drivers and traditional sellers who still have to work every day, it said. The government, it argued, should legally declare a lockdown and subsidize those affected by the policy so everyone could stay at home. “The 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulated that the basic needs of the people […] affected by the quarantine policy are the responsibility of the central government in cooperation with the regional governments and other stakeholders,” it said.The NGOs said they feared the government was deliberately refusing to formally impose a lockdown to evade responsibility.  A coalition of civil society groups is calling on the House of Representatives to perform its checks and balances function during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the government’s policies are on the right track.  The government has yet to formulate clear policies to address the pandemic, said the coalition, which comprised a number of NGOs, including Amnesty International Indonesia, Transparency International Indonesia and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute.  The coalition, for instance, questioned why the government had not yet declared a lockdown even as it has been asking members of the public to be disciplined in practicing physical distancing.   President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that Indonesian people’s cultural characteristics and discipline are the two main reasons why the government had ruled out a lockdown, adding that the decision was also made after evaluating policies enacted by other countries during the pandemic.“I have gathered data about countries that have imposed lockdowns and, after analyzing them, I don’t think we should go that way,” Jokowi said during a meeting at the Presidential Palace on Tuesday.The President, however, has taken some measures to protect those affected by the outbreak. On Wednesday, Jokowi announced the government would increase the allowance for the Staple Food Card holders from Rp 150,000 (about US$9) to Rp 200,000.  The government also plans to speed up the preemployment card program and has allocated Rp 10 trillion to ensure that participants of the program would get Rp 1 million per month, the President said on his official Instagram account. (glh)  Topics :last_img read more

first_imgSurabaya and the neighboring regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik in East Java are to impose a two-week partial lockdown starting Tuesday to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa recently issued a gubernatorial regulation on the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for the provincial capital and the two regencies following approval from the Health Ministry.”The dissemination of the regulation to the public will take three days and, Insya Allah [God willing], the PSBB will be effective starting Tuesday,” Khofifah told a press conference on Thursday evening. Read also: ‘Severe red zone’: East Java scrambles to contain COVID-19 spread at Islamic boarding schoolAccording to the government’s tally, East Java recorded 690 positive cases and 67 deaths linked to COVID-19 as of Friday.While Surabaya and Sidoarjo would impose the PSBB policy throughout their jurisdictions, Gresik was set to implement the partial lockdown in only eight of its 18 districts, Qosim said.”We will impose PSBB only in the districts identified as [COVID-19] red zones,” Qosim said.Kusnadi said the decision to enforce PSBB measures in the three regions had won full support from East Java’s DPRD. He went on to remind the local administrations to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of the PSBB in flattening the curve of coronavirus transmission, adding that they should take into account Jakarta’s experience in implementing a partial lockdown.The capital city, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia, has put in place PSBB restrictions for two weeks now and is set to continue imposing strong restrictions to limit people’s mobility for another 28 days.Kusnadi reminded authorities that the partial lockdown should be strictly enforced, lest the effort be fruitless.”Dealing with mass prayers during Ramadan will be the hardest challenge,” he said.Topics : Khofifah announced the decision following a meeting with officials from the city and the two regencies, including Surabaya administration secretary Hendro Gunawan, acting Sidoarjo regent Nur Ahmad and Gresik deputy regent Moh Qosim.Also present at the meeting were East Java Legislative Council (DPRD) speaker Kusnadi, East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Luki Hermawan and Brawijaya Military commander Maj. Gen. Widodo Iryansyah. The governor asserted that the partial lockdown, which is scheduled to end on May 11, could be extended by another 14 days.Surabaya is the hardest-hit region in East Java with 326 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 40 fatalities, followed by Sidoarjo with at least 71 cases and six fatalities. Meanwhile, Gresik recorded 21 confirmed cases and two fatalities.last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Lester GuyeThe HIV/AIDS Response Unit is concerned about the incidence of HIV among young people under 30.Acting Coordinator of the Unit, Lester Guye spoke with Dominica Vibes radio on Monday.He said that data for 2019 shows that less people than normal have tested positive for HIV/AIDS but Hurricane Maria had caused the unit to scale back on its rapid testing services so the two could be linked.Numbers for previous years, however, are alarming especially among the vulnerable groups.“Between 2016 and 2018, we had 61 cases and one our greatest challenges is that a great percentage of that was young people including young women under the age of 20 and young men between 20-30 who are what we consider our vulnerable population,” Guye says.“Men who have sex with men are at a greater risk of transmitting the disease or any Sexually Transmitted Infection based on their sexual practices, and that has always been a challenge for us across the world. The same challenges exist everywhere.”He adds, “There is still the aspect of discrimination of those people so a lot of them of them are still in the closet and don’t have the opportunity to get the information that they want as it relates to safer sexual practices.”He believes that the population may have become indifferent to the impacts of the disease.“Although, there has been major strides made in HIV/AIDS management, and HIV is no longer a death sentence, you are still at risk,” Guye emphasizes. “It will affect your quality of life at some point. If you get a new partner, you will have to explain that you are HIV positive and then will the person be willing to accept you and so on.”He adds, “What I think has happened over the past decade is that because people are familiar with the fact the HIV is no longer a death sentence, people have become a bit lackadaisical as it relates to their sexual and reproductive health.”The Unit tests about 60 people a month of which about 75% are less than 40 years old. 99 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LifestyleLocalNews HIV/AIDS Response Unit Concerned for Young People Under 30 by: – December 16, 2019 Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe victims were brought to the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan for medical treatment. Resident Felipe Deano, 47; Ryan Danocup, 33, of Barangay Libo-o, Dingle; and Gilijune Banda, 38, of Barangay Licu-an, Dingle sustained body injuries, police said. According to police investigators the incident happened around 5:45 a.m. on June 29. ILOILO City – Three persons were hurt in a road accident in Barangay Tabugon, Dingle, Iloilo.center_img The victims were walking when they were hit by a tricycle parked along the road which was bumped by a pickup truck driven by 49-year-old Paul Erly Hosenilla. Hosenilla was detained in the custodial facility of the Dingle municipal police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

first_imgThe East Central Trojans hosted the Trojan Track Invitational at St. Leon.The Lady Bulldogs won The Girls Meet with 127 points, East Central placed 2nd with 117, Oldenburg Academy came in third with 99 points, Greesnburg followed with 68, South Dearborn-39, Franklin County-24 and Centerville had 22.The host Trojans won The Boys Meet with 162,  Batesville was 2nd with 139, Centerville came in 3rd with 49, followed by Franklin County 42, South Dearborn 39, and Oldenburg and Greensburg tied for 6th with 31 points.For Batesville, Ginny Westerfeld broke the meet record in the 100m dash set 9 years ago, but also broke her own meet record in the 200m dash. Ginny came through in first in both of these event at 12.47 and 26.15. The 4 x 400 team of Kim Tidman, Kelsey Gausman, Ginny Westerfeld and RyleeGoldsmith came in first and broke our school record flying through in 4:10.66. Ginny was also named the meet’s MVP. Congratulation ladies! Others earning first place finishes were: Kim Tidman in long jump with a leap of 16’7.75″, Nathan Longstreth in high jump (6’0), John Moody in the 400m dash-52.65, Matt Dennis in the 300m hurdles, and the boys 4 x 400m relay of Nathan Longstreth, John Moody, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny (3:31.75).Placing second and the runner up honors were:  Kelsey Gausman: 800m run and 1600m run, Kim Tidman-high jump, Cassie Reverman-shot putGarrett Yorn-800m run, Peter Heil-110 hurdles, Tom Chaffee-high jump4 x 800 relay teams of: Grace Yeaton, Mary Poltrack, Sarah Poltrack and Kelsey Gausman…also-Caleb Moster, Cole Nuhring, Connor Bell and Garrett Yorn. 4 x 100 relay team of: Michael Tunny, Zach Mears, Jacob Koehne and Tanner Ayette.3rd place finishes were:  Sophie Meadows-100m dash, Rylee Goldsmith- 400m dash and high jump, Grace Yeaton-3200m run, Alex Wirth-pole vault, Matt Dennis-110m hurdles, Garrett Yorn-400m dash, Ben Westerfeld-pole vault, Peter Heil-long jump, and Kevin Bedel-discus.4th place goes to:  Zach Mears-100m dash, Michael Tunny-200m dash,Connor Bell-800m run, Cole Nuhring-1600m run, Chris Riffle-3200m run,Jordan Moorman-discus.5th place:  Grace Yeaton-800m run, Sarah Poltrack-3200m run, Cassie Reverman-discus, Jacob Koehne-200m dash, Peter Heil-300m hurdles.and 6th place, finishing out the scoring points were:  Michaela Westerfeld- 200m dash, Mary Poltrack-1600m run, Brooke Hartman-100m hurdle,sClare Bruns-300m hurdles, Samantha Heidlage-shot put and discus, Caleb Moster-1600m run.Finally to the personal records…200m dash-Ginny Westerfeld, 110 hurdles-Math Dennis and Peter Heil, 300m hurldes-Matt Dennis and Molly Weigel, 400m dash-John Moody and Garrett Yorn, 800m run-Garrett Yorn, Connor Bell, Boys and Girls 4 x 400 relay teams-Nathan, John, Peter, Michael and Kim, Kelsey, Ginny and Rylee, 4 x 800 splits-Connor Bell4 x 400 splits-Michael Tunny, John Moody, Ginny Westerfeld and Kelsey Gausman.Next week the Bulldogs travel to Frankin County on Tuesday to take on the Wildcats beginning at 5:30. On Thursday we will host the County meet and also honor our seniors.Submitted by Batesville Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

first_imgMadison, In. — A Versailles woman and Ivy Tech student is behind bars accused of stealing the personal information of other Ivy Tech Community College-Madison students after an Indiana State Police investigation. Bioncia N. Mitchell, 20, was arrested at her Michael Street apartment and taken to the Jefferson County Jail without incident Wednesday. She is being held pending her first court appearance.School officials became suspicious on September 11, 2017 when they discovered more than $7,000 of merchandise had been purchased from the Ivy Tech online store  using the information of different students and shipped under different names to Mitchell’s Michael Street address. Ivy Tech officials were able to block and refund nearly all of the purchases.She has been charged with theft, identity deception and fraud.last_img read more

first_img “The pressure I got was that they just won the league, [N’Golo] Kante left and they were looking for a replacement. Seeing this whole situation, it was very scary for me,” the 23-year-old told Out of Home Podcast. “I was comfortable at Genk but it was like an opportunity for me to actually develop in my career. It was the right time for me to go because the club [Genk] wanted me to progress in my career. “It was difficult at that time because I had to leave for another country and start afresh. Even during training, everyone wanted to see what I can do because the person who just left actually made a mark. So, the pressure was just there. “But, I encouraged myself to be myself and not trying to fill in anybody’s shoes. All I wanted to do was make a mark for myself which is so possible; and after playing the first two games, I got comfortable.” read also:How I overcame intimidation to make Nigeria’s squad – Ndidi For Ndidi, playing in the Premier League, though, presented a different kind of spotlight but that came with its own challenges which were different from life in his Belgian elite division outfit. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wilfred Ndidi claimed he saw his move to Premier League side Leicester City as an opportunity rather than getting carried away with pressure. After three seasons at Belgian top-flight side Genk, the Nigeria international joined the Foxes in a transfer deal worth £17 million. At that time, the King Power Stadium giants were reigning English champions, plus they needed a replacement for N’Golo Kante who had joined Chelsea on a five-year deal. The Frenchman played a starring role in Leicester’s English top-flight-winning campaign where he made 40 appearances while helping France reach the final of Euro 2016. Despite adapting to life quickly at the Luminus Arena after his move from Nigeria’s Nath Boys Academy, Ndidi said he saw an opportunity to ‘develop’, thus, embraced the burden of expectations.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Best Movie Cars You Could Own But Probably Can’t AffordCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

first_img The game was wrapped up when loanee Matt Jarvis struck on his debut, with Steve Cook grabbing a consolation for the visitors. The win gives Neil his first home Premier League victory but it was the performance of playmaker Hoolahan that had the Scot purring after the game. “Fantastic,” he said when asked to sum up the 33-year-old’s contribution, “He is capable of that. He isn’t going to always have days when he has that much influence but when he does he is a joy to watch. He is a special player and he has been excellent since I came here. “I think his performance today was terrific, he has been a key figure in my team, I like creative players – Nathan Redmond has probably played his best football over the last six months, that type of player has a place in my team but they have to put the work-rate in as well.” This win was a second of the season for Norwich and Neil was keen to stress the suggestions of a slow start to the campaign for the Canaries were wide of the mark. “Football is funny. Whatever spin you can put on things – people buy into it,” he added. “We have played four games before today and three of them we played well in, the last one we didn’t and and we’re told we have started the season badly. Press Association The Norwich boss enjoyed victory against the Cherries in his first game in charge and repeated the feat with a 3-1 success that lifts his side into the top half of the Premier League. Hoolahan created the opening goal for Cameron Jerome before scoring the second himself just seven minutes into the second half. “We went and won the game and the story is completely different but I think that is just the circus that goes on in the Premier League. “If anybody is a Norwich fan, we have played four games where we have performed really well, one where we have not, if we can average that over the rest of the season it’ll be fine. People in football don’t get carried away with it.” Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was left bemoaning his side’s poorest performance in 18 months and pointed to a poor defensive display as the cause of the defeat. “Without a shadow of a doubt,” he said when asked if that was the Cherries’ worst performance in their short Premier League history. “Definitely this season and, reflecting back on last season I don’t think we performed like that at all throughout the season. “It is part of the learning curve for us, the development of the squad, when we have moments like this we have to show our strengths. It was always going to be like that this season. “From our perspective we defended very poorly. At 0-0 right in the game there was not a lot between the teams, the first goal was really poor to give away. “From that moment on until the second went in we lost our way for 10 mins totally, before finding ourselves. That 10 minute period was most unlike us.” Alex Neil lavished praise on Wes Hoolahan after his man of the match performance in Saturday’s win over Bournemouth.last_img read more

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts ORONO — The Ellsworth Eagle boys posted wins in five events as they outpointed 12 other teams for top honors in a season-opening outdoor track meet at Orono on Saturday.For Ellsworth, Ben Chapman won the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.24, Brian Batson won the 800-meter run in 2:10.69, Jeremiah Roper was first in the 3,200-meter run in 11:13.87, Sage Dyer won the triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, 8.5 inches and the foursome of Chapman, Batson, Kris Kohut and Brandon Duarte won the four-by-400-meter relay in 3:48.55.The Sumner Tiger foursome of Matthew Holmes, Nathan Vandegrift, Justin James and Anthony Cultrera won the four-by-100-meter relay in 48.21 seconds.Team scores were Ellsworth 115, Old Town 75, Orono 74, Foxcroft Academy 68, Stearns 55, Sumner 49, Presque Isle 31, Bangor Christian 22, Limestone 22, Schenck 22, Fort Fairfield 8, Greenville 8 and Searsport no score.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the girls’ meet, Ellsworth got wins in three events while finishing fourth in the team scoring.For the Eagles, Brianne Dunn won the 1,600-meter run in 5:49.65, Kara Beal won the 300-meter hurdles in 54.72 seconds and the foursome of Darien Lewis, Kalyn Jackson, Rosie Vachon and Dunn took first in the four-by-800-meter relay in 10:58.89.Team scores were Old Town 152, Orono 96, Presque Isle 93, Ellsworth 79, Fort Fairfield 46, Searsport 37, Greenville 16, Bangor Christian 12, Foxcroft Academy 10, Limestone 8, Stearns 4, Sumner 1 and Schenck no score.center_img admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul’s defiant half-century kept champions Guyana Jaguars afloat after seasoned Test seamer Kemar Roach grabbed four wickets to undermine the innings, on the opening day of their second round encounter here yesterday.Sent in, the visitors reached the close on 209 for eight, with the left-handed Chanderpaul unbeaten on a marathon 66.Kevin Sinclair chipped in with 43 batting at number eight while Chris Barnwell stroked a fluent 32, but Jaguars found the going difficult especially after losing key batsmen cheaply.In fact, they were wobbling inside the first hour on 14 for three after Roach, who finished with four for 28, knocked over the top order in an incisive opening spell.However Chanderpaul, batting in the same obdurate spirit that characterised  his father, Shivnarine’s 164-Test career, carried his side in a painstaking innings spanning just over 6-½ hours, 274 balls and including eight fours.Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican supported with two for 17 from a frugal 13-over spell while part-time medium pacer Jonathan Carter picked up two for 31.Sent in, Jaguars were in trouble as early as the third over when Roach removed Chandrapaul Hemraj (4) and captain Leon Johnson (0) in successive deliveries both caught at the wicket by Test gloveman Shane Dowrich.And when left-hander Vishaul Singh found himself in a tangle and skied one to cover for six in the ninth over, the Jaguars innings lay in strife.Chanderpaul then found an ally in Barnwell to add 53 for the fourth wicket, one of two half-century stands which underpinned the innings, as Jaguars dragged themselves to lunch on 61 for three.Barnwell, unbeaten on 29 at the break, perished in the second over following the resumption when he drove loosely to Shayne Moseley at mid-off, after striking four fours in a 55-ball knock.Barbadian Raymon Reifer then joined Chanderpaul to add a further 33 for the fifth to keep Pride at bay but had scored 20 off 35 balls with three fours when he missed a full-length delivery from Carter and was adjudged lbw at 100 for five.Carter also removed Anthony Bramble cheaply for eight as Jaguars slumped to 108 for six but the key stand came when Chanderpaul and Sinclair combined to add 81 for the seventh wicket and frustrate the hosts.The 20-year-old Sinclair struck six fours and a six in a knock off 103 balls which lasted nearly 2-½ hours, and his efforts saw Jaguars reach the tea interval at 134 for six.However, he was one of two wickets which fell to Warrican in the same over in the final session, as Pride further tightened their grip.last_img read more