Indonesia late to respond to COVID-19 pandemic, former VP Kalla says

first_img“We are way off in terms of conducting COVID-19 tests on the public. Therefore, not many people have tested positive for the disease while there is a huge potential [for further infections],” Jusuf said.Indonesia, the fourth-most-populous country in the world, has only tested 1,592 people, which resulted in 309 people being declared positive according to the Health Ministry’s latest data.In comparison, South Korea has tested over 290,000 people and identified over 8,000 infections according to Reuters.While the former VP calls for quick action, bureaucratic red-tape has slowed down the import process for 500,000 COVID-19 rapid testing kits from China by state-owned diversified manufacturer PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia.State-Owned Enterprises Ministry spokesman Arya Sinulingga on Wednesday said the company was still waiting for the Health Ministry to give them clearance to import testing kits from China, despite having submitted the import request on March 10.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for widespread nationwide rapid testing on Thursday, but it is unclear when such tests will be available. (mpr)Topics : Former vice president and chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Jusuf Kalla criticized the government’s slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for mass testing to prevent further spread of the virus.“Just like several other countries, our initial response to the outbreak was slow. However, in the last few days the government has understood the problem and is acting based on the proper procedures,” he said during an interview on national television show Mata Najwa on Wednesday night.He also urged the government to ramp up its effort to identify the spread of COVID-19 by conducting mass tests on “hundreds of thousands of people” using rapid test kits.last_img read more

Arsenal chiefs send message to Lucas Torreira over January transfer

first_imgTorreira has found himself back in the side under Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)However, Arsenal are unwilling to entertain the possibility of him leaving in January and his agent was told by the club’s hierarchy that he is not for sale, according to the Daily Star.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt is not thought he is currently agitating for an exit from the Emirates and he is contracted to the club until 2023.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe has enjoyed a run in the side since Freddie Ljungberg took charge on a temporary basis and he may wait to assess his options until the end of the season with a new manager – expected to be Mikel Arteta – coming in.AC Milan and Atletico Madrid are among the other admirers of the Uruguay international.Should Arsenal sell Lucas Torreira?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s brother unhappy with Arsenal over Mikel Arteta moveMORE: Arsene Wenger backs Everton’s move to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as manager Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 18 Dec 2019 10:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link901Shares Advertisement Comment Arsenal chiefs send message to Lucas Torreira over January transfer Advertisement Torreira has been linked with a move back to Serie A (Picture: Getty)Arsenal chiefs have told Lucas Torreira’s representatives that he is categorically not for sale in January, amid speculation Napoli are looking to sign him.The Uruguayan has been in and out of Arsenal’s starting XI this season, starting eight times and appearing as a substitute on a further six occasions, and it has been rumoured he would be interested in a return to Serie A.Napoli are thought to have made a £2.5million loan offer, with an option to complete a permanent £22.5m transfer in the summer of 2021.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Touts Restore Pennsylvania Benefits in Blair, Clearfield Counties

first_imgGovernor Wolf Touts Restore Pennsylvania Benefits in Blair, Clearfield Counties May 29, 2019 Infrastructure, Press Release, Restore Pennsylvania Altoona, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf was joined by local leaders on a walking tour of Altoona to observe blighted business fronts, including the condemned Penn Central Place, to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could assist with revitalizing Pennsylvania’s communities.“My vision for Pennsylvania includes vibrant towns and cities with new development, opportunities in rural and disadvantaged areas, and a modern, interconnected commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “Restore Pennsylvania is the only way to properly invest in the people, and the future, of Pennsylvania.”Restore Pennsylvania, funded by the monetization of a commonsense severance tax, will invest $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant high-impact projects throughout the commonwealth to help catapult Pennsylvania ahead of every state in the country in terms of technology, development, and infrastructure.The infrastructure plan will help communities address blight, expand broadband access, mitigate the effects of localized flooding, and expand green infrastructure.“Like many municipalities in Pennsylvania, the city of Altoona is doing what we can with the current resources available to us, but lack of funding has prevented us from truly addressing our infrastructure needs,” said Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico. “We are thankful that the governor is working on a solution, like Restore Pennsylvania, to truly help us address our needs instead of placing the financial responsibilities solely on our residents.”Encompassing new and expanded programs to address five priority infrastructure areas including high-speed internet access, storm preparedness and disaster recovery, downstream manufacturing, business development, and energy infrastructure, demolition, revitalization, and renewal, and transportation capital projects, Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about community needs. Projects identified by local stakeholders will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high-priority, high-impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.“Establishing new sources of funding for critical economic development projects remains a priority for all organizations like Altoona-Blair County Development (ABDC) Corporation,” said Steve McKnight, President & CEO, ABCD Corporation. We are open to all ideas to make that happen and appreciate being a part of this ongoing discussion”Later today, the governor will visit Clearfield Area Jr./Sr. High School in Clearfield County to learn about broadband issues there that affect students and parents in this mostly rural district.“Our children need access to affordable high-speed internet to build a better life for themselves, stay in Clearfield County, and compete with people around the world,” said Superintendent Terry Struble. “In today’s global economy, broadband is essential to accessing information, building a business, and achieving a quality of life these young people expect. It’s not a privilege; broadband offers the opportunities that our students deserve.”Nearly one million Pennsylvanians, many in rural areas, lack access to robust, reliable, high-speed internet.Learn more about what critical infrastructure could be fixed in your community with Restore Pennsylvania at governor.pa.gov/restore-Pennsylvania.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Carrara villa located in an investor hot spot ready for the Commonwealth Games

first_img3067/3300 Central Place Carrara“Since I bought the home I have just watched Carrara grow around it. It is within walking distance to Metricon stadium and is 10 minutes from Robina.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs McDougall said she bought the villa as an investment and rented it out to her son. “My son has moved out and has a young family now but I did toy with the idea of keeping it and using it myself.” 3067/3300 Central Place CarraraMrs McDougall said the four-bedroom villa was the largest style in the complex. “When I was sure of the area I wanted to invest I needed something that would be spacious enough for a small family or a professional couple.“It is the biggest villa in the complex and I was attracted to the built-in skylights and the spacious living areas which are all on one floor.“I have modernised it and kept up with the stylish look.” The property is north facing and is located next to Emmanual college. The main bedroom is ensuited with a double vanity and a walk in robe while surround sound and smart wiring features in the living areas. According to Mrs McDougall, the ground level has space for camper trailer or golf buggy with space for a media room. 3067/3300 Central Place CarraraTHIS stylish Carrara villa has a spacious design that captures stunning hinterland views but investor Peta McDougall said she was after the location when she bought it in 2015. “Carrara is a fantastic location and it really stuck out as the perfect place in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games,” Mrs McDougall said. last_img read more

Super start to year with more than $35 million worth of luxury property changing hands

first_img5724 Observation Cres, Hope Island, is part of more than $35 million worth of sales notched by Ray White Surfers Paradise in the March quarter. A stone mansion which has been the backdrop for photo shoots and a temporary home to Hollywood stars has changed hands in a multimillion-dollar deal off market.Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ralph Bailey, the six-bedroom luxury Sanctuary Cove house, known as the Mandalay Residence, sold for $5.225 million. A $7.5 million deal was done for 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.The $7.5 million sale of a six-bedroom, five-bathroom mega mansion was among the notable sales.The property at 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, was bought by a Gold Coast couple. The hefty sales of big-ticket real estate come despite a slowdown across the national property market. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Labor’s negative gearing reforms could cause rental price hikes, multibillion-dollar dent in tax revenue It was sold in an off-market deal. The property at 5724 Observation Cres, Hope Island, has three lounge rooms, two office spaces, six bedrooms, a guest cottage, pool and landscaped gardens.Its website states the house boasts celebrity clientele and is a sought-after backdrop for video and photography shoots.The eye-watering sale is part of more than $35 million worth of high-end listings that have changed hands in the first quarter of this year through Ray White Surfers Paradise. MORE NEWS: Benowa Waters mansion offers grand lifestyle beyond your wildest dreams It fetched $3.7 million. A $3.7 million deal was done for 171 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, last month.The six-bedroom beachfront home with a Cape Cod design was snapped up after just nine days on the market.The agency also had a hand in notching a record-breaking sale of a Main Beach penthouse.center_img 171 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, sold in March. Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell said the market correction was shaping up differently to those previous experienced on the Gold Coast.“There are a number of factors at play at the moment, but most notably there are no desperate sellers and the market is excellent in terms of overall stability,” he said.“The recent run of sales demonstrates that there are always buyers in the marketplace and when correctly priced properties are presented to buyers, sales inevitably occur. Buyers are prepared to buy the property to which they aspire — most people seek the property they love and they are not always driven by a bargain to attain that property.” The Penthouse at 3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, sold for $8.25 million. The $8.25 million sale of 7/3533 Main Beach Pde, which was done in conjunction with Kollosche, is the highest figure paid for a Gold Coast property this year and the city’s highest beachfront apartment sale.A $5.25 million deal was also penned for a luxury lakeside house on The Parkway in Sanctuary Cove in March.Mr Bell said the lump of luxury sales were thanks to buyers and sellers finding common ground in assessing values in the marketplace. The temporary home to Hollywood stars sold for $5.225 million. last_img read more

Container Volumes at Port of Gothenburg Hit New Low

first_imgContainer volumes at the Port of Gothenburg have reached a new record low, according to the port, which recorded a fall of 28 percent in its figures for the third quarter of this year when compared to Q3 of 2016.Based on the figures, this is the worst third quarter ever in terms of container volumes at the port.Specifically, 149,000 TEU were handled during July-September 2017 period, against 207,000 TEU handled in the same quarter last year.The drop is being reported even though the port has been free of industrial action and labor disputes.The low level of container handling resumes the trend reported earlier this year when volume statistics for the first six months of 2017 showed the negative impact the conflict between the Dockworkers’ Union and APM Terminals Gothenburg had on container trade.At that point, volumes were down 22 per cent, the biggest fall in the history of the port.“Despite the fact that the container terminal has had the capacity to handle freight with virtually no disruption throughout the whole of the third quarter, we still saw a huge fall in volumes. It is obvious that industry’s confidence in the port’s container terminal has yet to be restored,” said Magnus Kårestedt, Gothenburg Port Authority Chief Executive.According to Kårestedt, the crisis of confidence can be attributed to the underlying threat of industrial action. In conditions such as these, many companies are opting for more expensive and less effective transport solutions to assure their goods flow.“I understand their hesitation about returning their freight flows to the Port of Gothenburg after prolonged periods marked by labor disputes, embargoes, strikes and lockouts. There must be a long-term solution to the situation if we are to regain the industry’s confidence,” said Kårestedt.The conflict between the operator, APMT, and the Dockworkers’ Union has been ongoing since May 2016. It has been kept alive despite the fact that APMT has signed the industry’s collective agreement. This has prompted the Swedish government to set up an inquiry to review the rules under which the Swedish labor market operates. “In the light of the fact that mediators at the Swedish National Mediation Office gave up after all their offers were rejected by the Dockworkers’ Union, this inquiry is vitally important. Not only for the Port of Gothenburg – many other Swedish ports are struggling with the same basic issues.”In contrast, other freight categories at the port are doing well.During the third quarter, 63,000 new cars passed through the port – up 24 percent on the same period last year. Ro-ro traffic rose by nine percent. Cruise calls were also up, by 7 pct.The handling of oil and energy products fell by 15 percent, which was the result of a scheduled maintenance stoppage at one of the refineries during part of this period.last_img read more

Sonardyne boosts VideoRay ROVs flexibility

first_imgThe system calculates the position of underwater targets using a transceiver at the surface to transmit an acoustic signal to transponders. In recent trials, the Defender was equipped with a Micro-Ranger 2 and a Viper mine disposal system from ECS Special Projects. UK-based underwater positioning specialist Sonardyne initially integrated Micro-Ranger 2 USBL technology with VideoRay’s Mission Specialist Technology for ROVs in 2018. Chris Gibson, vice president of Sales, Marketing & Business Development at VideoRay, said: Sonardyne designed the Micro-Ranger 2 USB for shallow water tracking of divers and small ROVs and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Since then, the systems have carried out a range of operations from aquaculture to mine countermeasures. Micro-Ranger 2 system has an operating range of 995 metres and can update the position of each target up to twice a second. Viper is a twin-shot disruptor with the capability of deploying multiple “shots” during one dive mission. VideoRay’s Defender and Pro 5 ROVs feature Mission Specialist Technology. VideoRay and Sonardyne have been working together to demonstrate enhanced ROV operations through integration with positioning systems. “Micro-Ranger 2 worked flawlessly, accurately tracking the Defender as it deployed the Viper charge on a simulated manta mine.” “It’s a high-performance tool that gives our ROVs even more range and flexibility when matched with the Viper system.” Using the return signal from each transponder, Micro-Ranger 2 determines its range, bearing, and depth.last_img read more

Joe Aribo: Rangers players can learn so much from ‘Uncle’ Defoe

first_img Loading… Read Also: Nigeria-born football stars who never played for Super Eagles “I know every week I have to perform, I have to be the best that I can be and we have to do that as a team also. “That pressure makes you a better player and a better person because you know if you’re sloppy or you’re not at your best then you will come out of the team. It is good pressure and it is what you need to be the best that you can be. “Momentum is a big thing and if you are winning then you just want to keep winning, keep playing and keep the games coming thick and fast so you can keep winning.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “You can see how professional he is, he is the first one in and the last one to go home. “It just shows why he is still able to do what he is doing, even at the age he is at.” Defoe will have to bear the burden of leading Gers’ attack this weekend as top-scorer Alfredo Morelos completes a three-game ban as his team take on Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday. Aribo admits there are major differences in the way the two operate. But having seen Defoe notch his 16th goal of the season during Wednesday’s win over St Mirren he reckons it is down to the rest of the Light Blues line-up to adapt in order to get the best out of a poacher who sits eighth in the Premier League’s all-time goals list. “We know what Jermain can do and we know what kind of striker he is, whereas Alfredo is very different to him. “You have to adapt to who you are playing with and that is what we have to do.” Joe Aribo: Rangers players can learn so much from ‘Uncle’ Jermain Defoe https://t.co/QoDPrcyl3u pic.twitter.com/5eLGeDJNfI— Rangers FC News (@rangersfcnewsn1) January 25, 2020 Joe Aribo has paid tribute to the father figure of the Rangers dressing room – “Uncle” Jermain Defoe. The Ibrox veteran is poised to make his Bournemouth loan deal a permanent move in the coming days and former Charlton playmaker Aribo is delighted. Rangers’ Joe Aribo during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Fir Park, Motherwell. He and midfield partner Glen Kamara have made sure to soak up as much as they can from the former West Ham, Portsmouth and Spurs striker. And they believe the good habits that have kept him tucking away goals at the age of 37 are already rubbing off on those around him.center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Best Natural History Museums In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Defoe was on target in Gorgie last season as Gers claimed a 3-1 win but their previous Tynecastle visit this term was a more frustrating afternoon as Steven Gerrard’s side had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Aribo knows there will be a hostile reception waiting for his team as hearts look to kick-start a miserable season. But he believes he is now part of team getting used to the added pressure being applied to their shoulders as the title race with Celtic heats up. He continued: “It was a difficult one to take because obviously the result wasn’t what we wanted but we have the chance to rectify what we did the last time and come out and be better. “They use it (Tynecastle) as a big factor for them and you can see with the crowd being close it is a bit intimidating but you can’t use it as an excuse and we just have to be better than last time. “One thing I have always said is that the fans here at Rangers, they are just ruthless, they want to win every game and it has to be by a big margin. Nigeria international Aribo said: “You can see what Jermain does for us, Glen Kamara and I. We call him Uncle!last_img read more

North Decatur Athletic Achievement Award Winners

first_imgThe North Decatur Athletic Department would like to recognize three seniors for their outstanding athletic achievements during the 2019-2020 school year. The following members of the Class of 2020 have earned the department’s highest honors.Female Athlete of the Year – Sidney Parmer. Male Athlete of the Year – Alex Stirn. Troy Hartley “Passion” Award – Trey Nobbe. Male and Female Athletes of the Year are nominated and selected by the varsity coaches at North Decatur. Nominees must be either a junior or senior and not only excel on the playing field or court but also exhibit characteristics of leadership, dedication, and citizenship. The Troy Hartley “Passion” award is given in honor of a 2004 Charger graduate of the same name who unfortunately passed away in 2009. Nominees for the award must exhibit qualities that Troy Hartley displayed. These qualities are summed up in a quote from Coach Kyle Nobbe — “Troy was a young man who played with heart, determination, perseverance, and most of all PASSION.”last_img read more

Berties bids for Thurles brace

first_img Trainer Henry de Bromhead has always thought quite a bit of this 10-year-old gelding, who won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the 2010 Cheltenham Festival for his previous handler Paul Gilligan. Consistency has, however, never been his strong suit, and he has dropped considerably down the weights over fences and hurdles since claiming this three-mile heat by a neck 12 months ago. Press Association Berties Dream has been set the challenge of winning the Easter Time Hurdle at Thurles for a second consecutive season.center_img Connections will nonetheless be fuelled with optimism ahead of his return to the track after he stayed on for fifth place in the Pertemps Final last month. Berties Dream is unlikely to have it all his own way, though, as the classy Shop DJ drops in class. The Peter Fahey-trained mare is already Grade Three winner and was last seen finishing eighth behind Quevega at Cheltenham. Shop DJ is likely to prove a real threat to her male counterparts – especially as she is in receipt of weight from all four of her rivals, which include Catch Me, Dancing Tornado and Stonemaster. The Thurles Racecourse Handicap Chase is also worth close scrutiny on an eight-race card. A bold bid will be expected from Uncle Tom Cobley following solid displays at Leopardstown and Clonmel, but this is competitive fare and the likes of Moiqen and Luke’s Benefit have shown enough recently to suggest they are capable of going close as well. last_img read more