COVID-19 cases reported in all 34 provinces as death toll exceeds 300

first_imgEvery one of Indonesia’s 34 provinces has reported positive COVID-19 infections, according to the Health Ministry, with Gorontalo reporting its first confirmed case on Friday.”Today [Friday] we recorded 219 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 3,512 cases in 34 provinces,” the ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said at a press conference.Gorontalo is the last province to confirm the presence of COVID-19 within its borders. Yurianto added that the country’s death toll had risen by 26 fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths nationwide to 306. Another 30 patients have recuperated from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 282.Read also: Indonesia was in denial over coronavirus. Now it may be facing a looming disasterAs the disease has reached every province of Indonesia, Yurianto encouraged regional leaders to submit a large-scale social distancing (PSBB) request to his ministry.”The government is providing a chance for all local administrations to request for PSBB in accordance with the current [procedures],” he said.Jakarta, the epicenter of the outbreak in the country, has been the only province that has implemented PSBB measures following approval from the Health Ministry. The policy took effect on Friday and will be in place until April 23.Yurianto also urged Jakartans to stay at home and follow PSBB rules.”We urge all Jakartans [to stay] at home, worship at home and carry out constructive activities at home,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

All-Energy unveils investment challenge finalists

first_imgAll-Energy has named five finalists who will be competing against each other in the marine renewable energy investment challenge taking place as part of this year’s conference.The winner of the All-Energy 2017 Marine Renewable Energy Investment Challenge will benefit from up to £10,000-worth of advice from lawyers, stockbrokers, investment bankers, accountants, communications experts and marketers.The finalists are Fraenkel-Wright’s SuperTide Gen 6MW tidal turbine; Ocean Energy Advisors’ Innovation at the interface of technology, policy and finance; and Oceanflow Energy’s Starfloat floating wind turbine.Also competing in the finals are SAITEC Offshore Technologies’ SATH; and Tidetec’s tidal lagoon ‘two-way hydropower’ technology.Tim Cornelius, Chief Executive of Atlantis Resources and the mastermind behind the initiative, will chair the final on May 10, 2017, when the five short-listed candidates will have the opportunity to give a 10-minute elevator pitch in front of the panel of experts.Each of the candidates will then receive five minutes of immediate feedback, and the winner will benefit from the specially tailored workshop, sponsored by Atlantis, with one aim – to help him, or her, raise funds.Tim Cornelius said: “We have five superb finalists who I know will rise to the occasion. We’re certainly in for a highly stimulating, and perhaps nail-biting, 90 minutes that I hope will help others in the audience in overcoming the much talked about ‘valley of death’ between innovation and commercialization.”The winner will be announced on the second day of the conference, May 11, 2017.last_img read more

Sinclair makes Villa move permanent

first_img ” It was important for the family to have that stability and I’m thrilled it’s with a club like Villa. “This is the happiest I have been in a long time. Now it’s about kicking on with my career in claret and blue. “I have already loved every minute of playing for this club. To be a permanent Villa player now is a fantastic feeling.” The former Swansea player, who has scored three goals for the FA Cup finalists since his arrival at Villa Park, added: “I feel I made a good start when I joined on loan and it’s just a shame that I got injured. “Obviously I got fit again but the team has been doing well and I’ve, rightly, had to bide my time. “My aim now in the closing two weeks is giving 100 per cent in training and waiting for my next chance.” Aston Villa winger Scott Sinclair is looking forward to next season after completing his move from Barclays Premier League rivals Manchester City. The 26-year-old is committed to the club for the next four years after initially signing on loan for the rest of the current campaign. He told Villa’s official website: ” We’ve had a fantastic end to the current season – and now I am already looking forward to the new season starting. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Daughter arrested after mom goes missing in Vero Beach

first_imgThe Indian River County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public that a Carmelina Kohler was missing, last seen by her husband on Monday.Authorities say Carmelina and her adopted daughter Crystal Marie Kohler were heading to a nail salon on 12th Street and US 1, however, Crystal returned to their home in Carmelina’s blue van without Carmelina.Police say they found Carmelina’s phone on 27th Avenue and Aviation Boulevard, but she had no reason to be there.Now, the adopted daughter of Carmelina has been arrested in Vero Beach. She was arrested and charged with Grand Theft Auto and driving with a suspended license.Carmelina is still missing. She is described as 5’7” tall and weighing 160 pounds. She has shoulder length red and brown hair. The van she was driving is a 2018 Blue Chrysler Pacifica with the Florida license plate MATLAA.last_img read more

Haitian Football Federation chief Yves Jean-Bart provisionally banned by FIFA

first_imgZURICH: World football governing body FIFA has provisionally suspended the president of Haitian Football Federation Yves Jean-Bart from all football-related activities.According to FIFA, the sanction has been imposed in connection with ongoing investigations concerning Jean-Bart. “In accordance with articles 84 and 85 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has provisionally banned Mr. Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), from all football-related activities at both national and international level, for a period of 90 days,” read a statement from FIFA on Monday. “Mr. Jean-Bart was notified of the decision today. The provisional sanction comes into force immediately,” it added. IANSlast_img read more

Cricket News Cricket Australia’s ‘arrogant’, ‘controlling’ culture led to ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, reveals review

first_imgNew Delhi: A review into a ball-tampering scandal has condemned an “arrogant” and “controlling” culture at Cricket Australia that led to players cheating in pursuit of victory.    The independent review by the Sydney-based Ethics Centre accused Cricket Australia (CA) of only paying lip service to the spirit of the game, leaving players without any moral guidance.  Read More | Ayodhya Land Dispute: Hindus losing their patience on the Ram temple issue, says Giriraj Singh”Responsibility for that larger picture lies with CA and not just the players held directly responsible for the appalling incident at Newlands,” said the review, which was released on Monday.   The scandal involved Australian players using sandpaper to alter the flight of the ball in a Test match against South Africa last March at Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium.  Read More | LIVE | Rahul Gandhi in MP: Congress chief says farm loans will be waived off within 10 days of pollsCoach Darren Lehmann quit in the wake of the controversy and then-captain Steve Smith, deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned from the game.   However, the Australian Cricket Association has called for the cheating bans of Warner, Smith and Bancroft to be slashed because they were put under too much pressure by administrators.The players’ union painted the three Test stars as victims of circumstance and said they should be free to take the field again at the top level after the inquiry slammed Cricket Australia’s handling of the case.The scandal also claimed the scalps of CA chief executive James Sutherland and team performance boss Pat Howard. The review, which was partially redacted to prevent individuals being identified, included complaints from those involved in the sport that there was a bullying culture in elite men’s cricket.   “The broad consensus amongst stakeholders is that CA does not consistently ‘live’ its values and principles,” it said.   “CA is perceived to say one thing and do another. The most common description of CA is as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’.”   It said under such circumstances, the ball-tampering scandal was foreseeable but CA failed to act. CA chairman David Peever said the review provided an opportunity for the body to “look in the mirror”.   “It has been a difficult and confronting time for everyone involved in Australian cricket, and for that I am sorry,” he said.   “Mistakes have been made, lessons have been learnt, and changes are and will continue to take place.”   Peever indicated he would not be joining the exodus from CA and said the 12-month bans on Smith and Warner and a nine-month ban on Bancroft would stand. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Project Connect provides a number of necessities for community

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Hundreds packed the community room and hovered around the entrance of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Thursday evening to gather necessities.The event which was put on by the Alpena County Human Services Coordinating Council this year provide services, information, and food for those people that are struggling to make it by. That can mean those who are homeless or working but barely making it by. Between food insecurity and low-wage paying jobs, 50% of Alpena County are experiencing this lifestyle according to Alpena County HSCC Worker Erica Phillips.“It’s rewarding from a health perspective, we’re meeting some of the basic needs, and then we’re giving them food that’s nutritious and that is really helping our food insecure population in the Alpena service area,” said Phillips.Other community organizations and health services chipped in time and talent to the project including the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. They provided fresh produce for people to take as much as they needed. The Alcona Health Center provided dental cleanings and blood pressure checks. Bella U Salon offered haircuts. MI Works! gave resume and cover letter critiques.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Health Center, alpena county, Alpena County HSCC, Alpena County Human Services Coordinating Council, Bella U Salon, MI Works!, Project ConnectContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena sees increased business from 10 percent tourism spikeNext Local band rocks on for third year of veteran benefit concertslast_img read more

Kenley Jansen’s issue: when batters become base stealers

first_imgSince he is at a natural disadvantage thwarting potential base-stealers, Jansen has a bag of tricks he’ll use to keep runners close to first base. He threw over four times during Luis Valbuena’s at-bat — each time throwing before he came to a set position, unlike most pitchers who throw once they’re set. Analyst Kevin Kennedy said on the Dodgers’ radio broadcast that Jansen’s delivery time to Valbuena was clocked at 1.37 seconds. That’s considered slow by major-league standards, but not slow enough to completely prevent a catcher from throwing out a baserunner. Correa tried to steal second base on Jansen’s 2-2 pitch, but Valbuena fouled the pitch off.Jansen came back to strike out Valbuena but Correa stole second — by a wide margin — on the first pitch to Evan Gattis. In Jansen’s mind, that was OK.“Get on second, don’t bother me, just can’t score,” he said. Except Correa did score when Marwin Gonzalez stroked a line drive into right field with two outs. The game was now tied at 2. Jansen had blown his second save in 26 attempts this season.The closer was frustrated, calling the hits by Correa and Gonzalez “bulls—.” He also offered an interesting defense of his approach to holding runners on base.“Sometimes,” Jansen said, “you just can’t give up your best stuff, you know what I’m saying? I try to keep them on all the time, but you can’t trade stuff just to hold the runners.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sounded satisfied with Jansen’s effort.“Kenley tried to work on him, change tempo a little bit,” Mattingly said. “That’s really what he does. But even with that, he gets two big outs and puts himself in a situation where we can get an out for a win right there. We just weren’t able to get that out.”Yimi Garcia optionedThe Dodgers optioned right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Juan Nicasio, who’s been traveling with the team on its current three-city road trip, is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in Cincinnati. Garcia, 25, had been on the Dodgers’ major league roster for the third time this season. He allowed four hits and one run, walked none and struck out four batters in 7 1/3 innings since his last call-up from Triple-A. Nicasio has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 with a left abdominal strain and has gone 1-3 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 38 games (one start) this year.BREAKOUT BOXThrough Sunday, 99 major-league pitchers had been victimized by at least two stolen bases in 2015 without a single runner being thrown out. Eight are Dodgers:Pitcher SB-SBAJuan Nicasio 7-7J.P. Howell 7-7Jim Johnson 6-6Kenley Jansen 3-3Adam Liberatore 3-3Joel Peralta 2-2Josh Ravin 2-2Yimi Garcia 2-2Source: HOUSTON — Thirty-three runners have stolen a base against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen since he debuted in 2010, including all three would-be base stealers this season. Only four men have ever been caught stealing with Jansen on the mound, an almost unthinkable 89.2 percent success rate for potential thieves.This is a natural consequence of being 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. With so many large body parts moving so slowly, Jansen simply takes a long time to complete his delivery.Usually it doesn’t matter. Because he allows so few hits and walks, Jansen on average has less than one runner on base for every inning he pitches. Other times, like when Jansen blew a save in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros, it matters a great deal.Astros rookie shortstop Carlos Correa had been successful in 10 out of 13 stolen-base attempts before he touched Jansen for a single to lead off the ninth inning Sunday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Super Bowl 2020: 10 incredible stats from Chiefs’ comeback, 49ers’ collapse

first_img• Chiefs use old-school trick play to break through in Super Bowl• Andy Reid won his first Super Bowl, and Twitter couldn’t be happier1 Super Bowl winThe Chiefs’ win on Sunday wasn’t special for just Kansas City. It also marked the first Super Bowl win in Andy Reid’s 21-year coaching career. Prior to Sunday, Sporting News had ranked him as the top coach in all of sports without a championship. He came up just short in Super Bowl 39 as coach of the Eagles, who fell 24-21 to the Patriots.24 years oldAt 24 years and 138 days old, Mahomes made history as the youngest player ever to win Super Bowl MVP honors, beating out previous record-holder Emmitt Smith (24 years, 260 days old). He also joins Tom Brady as the only quarterback to win the award while younger than 25. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes engineered the win, but he was hardly the only player who had a hand in it: Damien Williams came through with clutch — if controversial — plays, as did the defense. The 49ers also fell apart at the most inopportune time.Here are 10 incredible stats from the Chiefs’ come-from-behind win over the 49ers in Super Bowl 54:MORE SUPER BOWL 54:• An anatomy of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl comeback• How Patrick Mahomes turned worst nightmare into Chiefs’ Super Bowl dream50 yearsKansas City’s win on Sunday marked the end of a 50-year Super Bowl drought for the Chiefs. This was not only Kansas City’s first win in the Super Bowl in half a century, but also its first appearance since 1970, when it was still an AFL team.190 yardsThat is the total combined yardage of the Chiefs’ final three touchdown drives. Before those drives, they had managed just 175 yards against San Francisco’s defense the entire game. The offense came up big when the Chiefs needed it most. The 49ers, on the other hand. …49 yardsSan Francisco might have held off the Chiefs’ comeback had it managed to produce some offense. Unfortunately for the 49ers, they gained just 49 yards over their final four drives, which resulted in zero points, three first downs, a turnover on downs and an interception.10-point comebackThe Chiefs were down 20-10 with 8:12 remaining in the game but scored 21 unanswered points to steal the victory. The Chiefs’ comeback win is tied for the second-largest in Super Bowl history. The largest, of course, is that legendary comeback from down 28-3 by the Patriots over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan was on the losing end of both rallies.MORE SUPER BOWL 54:• Is Kyle Shanahan to blame for another Super Bowl collapse? It’s not so simple• Jimmy Garoppolo has plenty of time, talent to correct a lazy Super Bowl narrative21-0 runThe Chiefs’ three touchdowns in the fourth quarter came on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Travis Kelce, a 5-yard touchdown catch by Williams from Mahomes and a 38-yard rush by Williams.2 interceptionsMahomes may have led the Chiefs to the promised land, but this wasn’t his best statistical day on the gridiron. He threw two interceptions — the first to Fred Warner in the third quarter, the second to Tarvarius Moore in the fourth. It was his only two-interception game this season, not that it mattered in the long run.66.7 completion percentageMahomes didn’t have his best game Sunday, but he put together two incredible drives to give the Chiefs the lead late. He completed 8 of 12 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns as Kansas City took a 24-20 lead. Williams took over on the third with his 38-yard touchdown run.133 total yardsMahomes was voted Super Bowl 54 MVP, but Williams very well could have been granted the honor for his game Sunday. He not only rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown (on a 6.1 yard-per-carry average), but also caught four passes for 29 yards and another score.MORE SUPER BOWL 54: The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl 54 champions, an honor they earned with yet another comeback effort.For the third time this postseason, the Chiefs had to overcome a double-digit deficit to secure a win, this time by a 31-20 margin over the San Francisco 49ers. Kansas City pulled off the victory with three consecutive fourth-quarter touchdowns.last_img read more

Arsenal hurt by ‘horrendous’ atmosphere – Wenger

first_imgArsenal’s 10 men prevailed courtesy of goals from Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, with Romelu Lukaku replying from the penalty spot.Wenger suggested his decision not to take part in the post-match lap of appreciation had been influenced by fears of a negative reaction from fans.“The players, they have been disturbed enough,” he said.“I was out there, to show respect, but I wanted the players to have the quiet lap of honour they deserved.”Wenger also said Arsenal’s supporters’ protests against shareholder Stan Kroenke — who was loudly and repeatedly told to “get out of our club” — were misplaced.“I think you respect everybody in life. I respect Stan Kroenke a lot,” Wenger said.“He is not at fault if we did not reach the Champions League tonight. It is the technical department who is responsible for that. I don’t see what he has to do with that.”Everton playmaker Ross Barkley, who is stalling over a new contract, came off the bench to replace Tom Davies as part of a 26th-minute reshuffle by visiting manager Ronald Koeman.Koeman said his decision to leave Barkley out had nothing to do with his contract situation, but said he expected to be able to make an announcement about the England midfielder’s future imminently.“I will speak to the board tomorrow and we will make a statement about that,” said the Dutchman, whose side finished seventh and will enter the Europa League next season.On his ambitions for the close-season transfer window, Koeman said: “First of all we need more numbers in to be prepared for a long, tough season with different competitions.“And I think we need more aggression in the team. The big point is to get in players who will have more productivity. That’s what we try to find and that’s not easy.” London, United Kingdom | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said an “absolutely horrendous” atmosphere had been partly responsible for his club’s failure to secure a Champions League place for the first time in 20 years.Speaking after a 3-1 victory over Everton on the final day of the Premier League season, Wenger accepted that uncertainty over his future as manager, which has divided fans, had polluted the air at the Emirates Stadium.He said there were other explanatory factors behind the club’s difficulties, but refused to go into greater detail.“Overall I believe that we played since January in a very difficult environment for different reasons,” Wenger told reporters at the Emirates on Sunday.“Some obviously that you know about and that is very difficult for the group of players to cope with that. Some other reasons, where we will talk about another day.“But the psychological environment for the group of players was absolutely horrendous. I am very proud of what they have done, the way they responded and finished the season.”He added: “It has been difficult. Certainly my personal situation has contributed to that.”Wenger said earlier this year that he would make an announcement about his future before the end of the season, but he has repeatedly ducked opportunities to reveal his intentions.Asked why his personal situation had not been resolved, he replied: “I don’t know.”Pressed as to when exactly he felt the uncertainty about his future had affected his players, he said: “It’s a good question. I cannot give you the answer today. I will give you an answer one day. But not today.”The 67-year-old would only say say his future would be sorted out “soon”.With Arsenal having finished fifth in the league, attention now turns to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, when victory would give Wenger a record seventh success in the competition.But he will be missing Laurent Koscielny after the French centre-back was sent off for a rash challenge on Enner Valencia and also expects to be without Gabriel, who was stretchered off with a knee injury.– Wenger defends Kroenke – Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more