Maluku to intensify border restrictions after first confirmed COVID-19 case

first_imgTopics : The numbers have increased sharply upon the return of residents who had visited other regions, especially in Tanimbar Islands, which previously had only one person under monitoring.Kasrul said Maluku residents were advised to remain calm in responding to the positive COVID-19 case and continue to take proper preventive measures while monitoring directions from the government and the authorities.“We should remain cautious and vigilant.”  (syk) Kasrul said the infected patient had been placed under surveillance at Dr. Haulussy General Hospital in Ambon since arriving from Bekasi. His condition had been improving before he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“The test results of the samples we sent [on Saturday] to the Health Ministry’s research and development center have returned and one sample was confirmed positive for [COVID-19] while the other one tested negative,” he said.Kasrul added that the patient had been isolated and was currently in intensive care.Maluku has placed 53 people under monitoring for COVID-19, consisting of 26 people from Tanimbar Islands, six from Ambon, three from West Seram, 10 from Buru, two from Tual and six from Aru Islands.center_img The Maluku administration is set to tighten all entry points to the province after announcing on Sunday its first confirmed COVID-19 case, a resident who had moved from Bekasi, West Java, to the city of Ambon.According to the head of the province’s COVID-19 response team, Kasrul Selang, the Maluku administration was working closely with a number of agencies to coordinate the various steps needed for the stringent measure.“With the discovery of a positive [COVID-19] case in Maluku, we will step up efforts to tighten controls at points of entry such as airports and ports,” Kasrul said in a press conference at the Maluku governor’s office in Ambon on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Consideraciones del Gobernador Wolf del 11 de mayo sobre mantener el rumbo, cumplir con la ley

first_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Remarks En el día de la hoy, el Gobernador Tom Wolf realizó una actualización para el público sobre la respuesta del estado a la pandemia de COVID-19. Recordó a los residentes de Pennsylvania que debemos mantener el rumbo y cumplir con la ley para combatir el virus mortal. Las consideraciones que ha preparado son las siguientes:Nosotros, los residentes de Pennsylvania, estamos luchando por nuestras vidas.El enemigo es un virus mortal cuyo objetivo es destruirnos. En los últimos dos meses, este enemigo ha infectado a casi 60,000 de nuestros conciudadanos. Mató a casi 4,000 de nosotros: nuestros seres queridos, nuestros amigos, nuestros vecinos.Ha amenazado con saturar nuestro sistema de atención médica. Y no ha terminado con nosotros.Sin embargo, durante el fin de semana pasado, algunos decidieron rendirse ante este enemigo. Se trata de políticos que fueron elegidos para servir a sus conciudadanos. Otros son dueños de empresas que han decidido atender a sus clientes poniéndolos en peligro. Estas personas están eligiendo desertar frente al enemigo.En medio de una guerra que nosotros, los residentes de Pennsylvania, estamos ganando y debemos ganar.Permítanme compartir algunos hechos con ustedes.Por cierto, estamos mostrando señales de éxito en esta lucha. Hemos comenzado a aplanar la curva de las infecciones en muchas partes del estado. Por ese motivo, 24 condados ya han pasado a la zona amarilla. Y 13 más pasarán a la zona amarilla el viernes. ¡Eso es más de la mitad de los condados del estado!Mientras tanto, hemos ganado un tiempo valioso. Significa que no hemos saturado a nuestros sistemas de atención médica. Significa que hemos hecho un mejor trabajo al proporcionar a nuestros heroicos trabajadores de atención médica de primera línea los materiales que necesitan para pelear en esta lucha mortal. Significa que le hemos dado tiempo a nuestra economía para aumentar el suministro de pruebas para mejorar nuestras posibilidades y un día vencer a este enemigo.Pero la lucha aún no ha terminado. Y este no es momento de rendirse.Hemos luchado contra este enemigo mortal de la mejor manera posible. Esta guerra ha llamado a la lucha a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania. Y lo hemos hecho heroicamente. Se trata de un nuevo tipo de heroísmo. En muchos sentidos, un heroísmo tranquilo. Pero un heroísmo al fin.Nosotros, los residentes de Pennsylvania, nos hemos sacrificado de formas que nunca podríamos haber imaginado. Nos hemos separado de nuestras familias. Nos hemos aislado en nuestros hogares. Hemos cerrado nuestras empresas. Hemos cerrado nuestras escuelas.Esos actos heroicos merecen cumplirse sin rendirnos y manteniendo el rumbo. Y eso es exactamente lo que pretendo hacer.Aquellos políticos que deciden ceder ante este coronavirus necesitan entender las consecuencias de sus actos cobardes.Los fondos que hemos reservado para ayudar a combatir esta crisis se destinarán a las personas que están haciendo su parte. Eso incluye nuestra financiación de la Ley CARES, que se utilizará para apoyar a los condados que siguen las órdenes para evitar la propagación, y a las comunidades médicas que están tratando a los pacientes. Sin embargo, otros fondos discrecionales no irán a los condados que nos ponen a todos en riesgo al operar ilegalmente.Los políticos que urgen a las empresas a arriesgar la vida de sus clientes o sus empleados abriendo prematuramente necesitan comprender que tienen un comportamiento egoísta e inseguro.Dueños de empresas: Estos políticos los ponen en riesgo de perder su certificado del departamento de salud. Los ponen a ustedes, dueños de empresas, en riesgo de perder su licencia de venta de bebidas alcohólicas. Los ponen a ustedes, dueños de empresas, en riesgo de perder su certificado de ocupación. Todo esto depende de que hagan todo lo posible para mantener a sus patrones seguros. Y al abrir antes de que la evidencia sugiera que deberían poder hacerlo, corren riesgos indebidos con la seguridad de los clientes.Eso no es solo moralmente incorrecto. También es un muy mal negocio.Las empresas que satisfacen los caprichos de los políticos locales e ignoran la ley y el bienestar de sus clientes probablemente se encuentren sin seguro. Porque las compañías de seguro no cubren las cosas que les suceden a las empresas que infringen la ley.Permítanme ser claro: Los empleados que temen por su seguridad porque una empresa abrió ilegalmente no tienen la obligación de ir a trabajar. En cambio, pueden quedarse en casa, mantenerse a salvo y cobrar los beneficios de desempleo.Finalmente, los políticos que alientan a abandonar la lucha a las mismas personas que los eligieron para gobernar están actuando de la manera más cobarde.Este no es momento de darse por vencido. No es momento de rendirse. Es momento de volver a dedicarnos a la tarea de vencer a este virus.El punto es que estamos peleando una guerra que ha tomado la vida de demasiadas personas. Estamos ganando la guerra, pero no es fácil. Nos exige sacrificio. Nos exige una clase de heroísmo que nunca antes nos habíamos imaginado. Y exige que peleemos esta guerra todos juntos.Nos lo debemos a nosotros mismos. Nos los debemos el uno al otro. Tengo la intención de seguir luchando. Y creo que la inmensa mayoría de mis conciudadanos de Pennsylvania también tienen la intención de seguir luchando. Y con esa unidad, sé que podemos ganar.Gracias.Ver esta página en inglés. May 11, 2020 Consideraciones del Gobernador Wolf del 11 de mayo sobre mantener el rumbo, cumplir con la leycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Education Enhancement Project to radically transform education in Dominica, says Minister

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Education Enhancement Project to radically transform education in Dominica, says Minister by: – July 13, 2011 Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! 109 Views   one comment Hon Petter St. Jean, Minister of EducationThe Ministry of Education plans to introduce a new initiative which will enhance both the delivery and quality of education in Dominica, according to the Minister of Education Honourable Petter St. Jean.“This year the Ministry of Education is looking at launching a new initiative, a program that we call the Education Enhancement Project. Through this program we expect to radically transform education the delivery of quality of education in Dominica. We have one component of this which we refer to as the TVET; the Technical Vocational Educational and Training, which seeks to develop the skill of high school students,” he said during an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News.This new program will focus on agricultural development as well as the performing and visual arts among others which will make high school students more marketable.“In other words, on completion of high school these young people can be more marketable and ready for the job market by giving them a competitive advantage and being able to meet up with their Caribbean counterparts.”Meantime St. Jean says another program will be launched to help empower our young people and develop their skills.“We are looking at launching the “CVQ”; Caribbean Vocational Qualifications, is another root that we believe will serve to empower young Dominicans because really and truly the development of our human capital is paramount for us as a ministry. The vision for the “CVQ” Program is that the technical and vocational education and training. Our vision is that technical education will become part of the school’s curiculum.”The Minister also noted that some students are not academically inclined and must be catered for.“There are some children who are not academically inclined, hence the need to cater and provide for those children so that if a child is inclined towards say woodwork, apart from doing the core subjects on the curriculum he would seriously engage himself in woodwork and upon completion of his tenure at school he would be certified in woodwork being able to go out and find gainful employment or probably create his own industry,” he said.Mr. St. Jean hopes that these initiatives will radically transform the delivery of education as well as the students. This Government of Dominica contracted a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to fund these programs.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

John ‘Jack’ Edwards Combs

first_imgJohn “Jack” Edwards Combs at age 92. Born into this life August 5, 1926 in Arlington Heights, Ohio.  Born into eternal life August 29, 2018 in Batesville, Indiana.Celebrated 63 years of marriage with Sandra Combs (nee St. John) before her passing.  Devoted father of daughters Cheryl Seckel (Keith), Joni Meigs (Doug), and Randi Combs (John Howard).  Treasured father of sons Mark Combs (Barb Ewald deceased), Sean Combs (Debby), and Rev. Ronald Combs.  Doting Bop of Joanna (Matt), Tiffany (Ben), John (Jennifer), Hannah, Nicholas, Brad (Becky), Cali, Julie, Benjamin, Anna and Ross.  Dear great-grandfather of Kathryn, Connor, Maddie, Alaina, Lauren, Macie, Colin and Ryder.  Much-loved uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by two brother and one sister.The Combs family extends its gratitude to several people of Batesville, Indiana for the many hours they spent visiting Jack at home and St. Andrews.  Likewise, we are grateful for countless others from the Batesville area, as well as from Cincinnati and Carrollton, Kentucky for their years of friendship.  Similarly, we thank all of Jack’s doctors, nurses and caregivers for their kind and gentle care.Jack was a man of solid faith and trust in God, lived a life worth emulating, and had a ready smile for all.  He never met a stranger, was quick to laugh, and ready to banter.  His passion for firefighting started as a volunteer at 16 and continued until he retired as the Chief Fire Prevention Officer for the City of Springdale, OH at age 65.  The outdoors, especially fishing, and Cincinnati sports teams were his favorite pastimes, and a source of peace and frustration, respectively.  He had too many pets to count, but each one brought him unmeasured companionship, especially Chelsea.  His active involvement in AA for nearly 45 years was honored by his Batesville group, when they designated his birthday as the group’s anniversary date.Visitation at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 9:00-10:30am.  Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00am at St. Louis Church, Batesville.  Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian Appalachian Project (PO Box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555-5911) www.christianapp.orgOnline condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Pardew pleased to be back on song

first_img The Baggies emerged from the then Coca-Cola Championship along with Newcastle at the end of the 2009-10 season, and meetings between the pair have been hard-fought in recent seasons. Pardew said: “They are usually tight games and it’s difficult at their place. I always feel they score, West Brom, when they are home, so you have got to get two or three goals if you are going to win.” However, the Magpies turned in arguably one of their best performances of the campaign to win 3-1 at the Hawthorns two seasons ago on their way to a fifth-placed finish, although their manager believes the point with which they returned in April was even more important given the circumstances. Pardew said: “We were brilliant – and last year was even better because the point we got there was like gold-dust. It was a really tough game. “Actually, if someone had said to me before these two fixtures, ‘Would you take three points?’, I probably would have because they are tough games. “We have got a chance of getting those three points and I would be absolutely delighted if we could get three points at West Brom. I would look back on these two games and think, ‘That’s a good result’. “There are a lot of games to be played between now and the end of May, and we are in great shape. We lost on Sunday, but not in any manner which disturbs me.” Pardew has no fresh injury problems ahead of the game, but faces a series of decisions over how to give his side the best chance of winning. He restored Cheick Tiote to his engine room after suspension for the clash with the Gunners, but that meant a return to the bench for potential match-winner Hatem Ben Arfa, and the forward thrust the Frenchman provides could prove a potent weapon once again. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will head into 2014 grateful to be doing so in far happier mood than he was 12 months ago. Press Association The 52-year-old entered 2013 having endured a dreadful November and December in the Barclays Premier League, winning just two of the 11 games his side played and taking only seven points from a possible 33 in the process. This time around, the Magpies collected 22 of the 30 points they contested during the corresponding period and will negotiate the turn of the year looking towards Europe rather than the Sky Bet Championship. Pardew said with a smile: “I feel like I am standing on top of the world at the moment compared to where I was last year. “You have to have faith in your ability and faith in the work that you do. “As a manager, you know you have ups and downs unless you are at one of the very, very big clubs and are fortunate enough to have the finance to have 22 full internationals, like Manchester City and Chelsea and Manchester United and Arsenal. “We haven’t got that luxury, so it’s not a great day every week, and you have to accept that.” Newcastle, of course, spent significantly during the January transfer window in a bid to stave off relegation, something they only just achieved as they limped over the line at the end of a demoralising season. But their summer dealings were minimal with loan signing Loic Remy the only man to be added to the senior ranks, much to the disbelief and annoyance of the club’s fans. However, Pardew, who had to fight for his job as disgruntled owner Mike Ashley took stock during the summer, rallied his troops and his reward has been a vastly-improved showing. As a result, the Magpies will run out at West Brom on New Year’s Day sitting in eighth place in the league table having only slipped out of the top six as a result of a 1-0 home defeat by leaders Arsenal on Sunday. last_img read more

Schmidt keeping close eye on Sexton

first_img Schmidt fears Earls could be out for as long as two months, thanks to knee ligament damage suffered in Munster’s Heineken Cup clash with Edinburgh on Sunday. “I’d say there might be a bit of medial damage there,” said Schmidt, ruling Earls out of Ireland’s opening two matches. “If it is, it could be anything from three to six, to eight weeks. Press Association Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt hopes Johnny Sexton comes through Racing Metro’s Top 14 tussle with Toulouse unscathed, after confirming Keith Earls is a serious RBS 6 Nations doubt. Schmidt was forced to admit Ireland are not happy with losing “control” of Sexton during the autumn internationals. The Ireland boss lamented 28-year-old Sexton playing 13 games in 10 weeks in the autumn approach, eventually succumbing to a hamstring complaint. Racing rested Sexton for last weekend’s 28-3 Heineken Cup hiding at Clermont, but only because they had already bombed out of the competition. The Paris club’s sorry return of one win in the first five rounds of European action meant they could neither qualify for the quarter-finals nor drop into the Amlin Challenge Cup last eight. All too aware Racing were not doing Ireland any favours, Schmidt still hopes to benefit. “Jonny’s a lot fresher. He didn’t play last weekend down in the swamp at Clermont which I’ve never seen before,” he said. “So he was a lot fresher. I think he’s in really good shape for the Six Nations. “Certainly, if Racing had still been in the Heineken Cup, he’d have played last weekend and if they’d been playing Toulouse this week he’d have played again. “The fact that they were out of the Heineken Cup meant that they didn’t require Johnny to play and hopefully, touch wood, there’s no injury in Toulouse and he’ll be ready to go for Scotland.” Cardiff Blues back-rower Robin Copeland will join Munster in the summer, and has won selection to Ireland’s Six Nations training squad. After Sean O’Brien, Paul O’Connell and Keith Earls signed new IRFU deals, Leinster number eight Jamie Heaslip is Ireland’s only front-line star still out of contract in the summer. Heaslip has been heavily courted by Toulon, but, even though Schmidt is “hopeful” the 30-year-old stays at Leinster, he said he has not discussed the ongoing saga with the loose-forward. Schmidt reiterated Ireland would be able to more easily prepare their squad if their stars ply their club trade at home. “I have intentionally not spoken to Jamie about it at all in camp over the last two days and he hasn’t mentioned it to me either,” Schmidt said. “We’ve talked about rugby, funnily enough, and Scotland. “The only exile we really have in the squad is Johnny. Even Robin Copeland is coming back to Munster to play in Ireland, so I think it does make it easier for us to manage a player. “There are a couple of guys who are playing well overseas, but, if it is a 50-50 decision, you tend to go for the guy that you have better access to and are more able to manage. It just makes sense to do that.” “Certainly he’ll be unavailable for the Scotland and Wales games.” Fly-half Sexton will be Ireland’s only Six Nations star in club action this weekend. The bulk of Schmidt’s senior players will remain in the national team camp, but France-based Sexton has no such luxury. Instead he will turn out at Paris’ Stade de France on Friday night, with his Ireland boss crossing fingers on the injury front. France coach Philippe Saint-Andre can withhold 23 of his squad from club action this weekend, in a new initiative. Ireland are powerless to intervene where Sexton is concerned, but Schmidt admitted he will be watching carefully, with the February 2 Dublin clash against Scotland drawing in. “I expected it,” Schmidt said of Sexton’s club commitment. “Racing play Toulouse and he is being taken back for that game. “He will get back [to Ireland’s training camp], hopefully, Saturday evening or Sunday morning depending on his well-being.” last_img read more

Man accused of running over dog and kicking the body

first_imgThe Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have arrested a man who reportedly ran over a dog and then got out of his vehicle and kicked the animal.The incident occurred Thursday on the 4000 block of Treadway Road west of New Smyrna Beach.According to the report, the owner of the dog found the animal dead on the side of the road around 7:00 pm that evening. The woman then went to her neighbor’s home to inquire if her dog’s death had been captured on their surveillance cameras. Fortunately, it was.The video showed the animal walking down the street when the suspect later identified as 29-year-old Robert Joseph Kayat, swerved his white pickup truck in the animal’s direction. Kayat runs over the animal and then gets out of his truck where he nudges it with his boot then kicks it before getting back in his truck and driving away.A witness contacted authorities to detail what they saw. Then Kayat contacted authorities himself to explain his side of the story.Kayat told authorities that he intentionally swerved at the dog to spook it but accidentally ran it over.He has since been charged with a third degree animal cruelty and is now being held on a bond of $2,500.last_img read more

Police arrest man who intentionally drove into a gas pump

first_imgOfficials in Ohio are reporting that they have arrested a 59-year-old man who intentionally drove his vehicle into a gas station pump and began making verbal threats towards witnesses.The incident occurred in Painesville, Ohio on Saturday.Investigators say surveillance video shows the suspect Michael Craig ,inside of a Buick SUV in the parking lot of the convenience store. He then suddenly took off in that vehicle and rammed it into a gas pump. The impact of the collision caused the pump to dislodge and strike a Ford pickup truck housing two adults and a child.Thankfully the occupants of the truck were uninjured and were able to escape the truck before a small fire started.Craig then continued driving and entered the roadway where he struck a moving vehicle and slammed into a chain link fence before the vehicle caught fire.When witnesses approached Craig to try and help him, Craig reportedly told them that he had a gun and that he was going to kill everyone.Moments after authorities arrived at the scene, Craig exited the burning vehicle holding a pair of pliers in his hands. When authorities realized the object in Craig’s hands was not a gun, they deployed bean bag rounds and eventually used a taser to take Craig into custody.Once in custody Craig was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for several minor burns. He has since been transferred to the Lake County Jail.last_img read more

Ranji Trophy: Meghalaya in driver’s seat against Nagaland

first_imgA CorrespondentSHILLONG: Centuries from Raj Biswa and Yogesh Nagar took Meghalaya to 338/5 at stumps on the first day of the Ranji Trophy plate group match against Nagaland at the Meghalaya Cricket Association Ground here today. This is already Meghalaya’s highest score and it comes in their third Ranji match.Nagaland won the toss and elected to field and the visitors were able to snap up three early wickets to reduce Meghalaya to 66/3. The hosts, however, were rescued by opening batsman Biswa and Nagar, who put on 231 runs for the fourth wicket.Nagar batted with his usual flair, whacking 22 fours and two sixes in his innings of 166 from 197 deliveries.But it was also a tremendous accomplishment for Biswa to get his ton. He reached the milestone by edging the ball down to third man for three, but there were plenty of good shots in his innings of 111, which included 12 fours. Both batsmen were dismissed in the last session of the day and Meghalaya will have Gurinder Singh (23) and Abhay Negi (1) at the crease when play resumes tomorrow. Also read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Roach four for 22 trumps Smith’s enterprising 103

first_imgVOLCANOES 1st inningsD. Smith c Nurse b Roach 103T. Theophile lbw b Roach 44T. Gabriel c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 0K. Lesporis stp. Dowrich b Warrican 59S. Ambris c Hope b Roach 15R. Cato c wkp. Dowrich b Warrican 2L. Sebastian lbw b Nurse 11K. Mayers c (sub.) Carter b Nurse 1S. Shillingford c Cummins b Warrican 20K. Kenroy Peters not out 12S. Lewis c wkp. Dowrich b Warrican 7Extras: (b-6, lb-10, w-1, nb-2) 19Total: (all out, 85 overs) 293Fall of wickets: 1-121, 2-122, 3-200, 4-227, 5-238, 6-240, 7-243, 8-274, 9-282.Bowling: Roach 15-6-22-4 (w-1), Cummins 8-2-40-0 (nb-2), Stoute 13-4-63-0, Nurse 17-5-71-2, Warrican 26-7-69-4, Chase 6-1-12-0.PRIDE 1st inningsA. Alleyne not out 13K. Stoute not out 8Extras: (w-1) 1Total: (without loss, 4 overs) 22Bowling: Lewis 2-0-10-0 (w-1), Shillingford 1-0-4-0, Sebastien 1-0-8-0.Position: Pride trail by 271 runs with all 10 wickets intact. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Test pacer Kemar Roach sent a strong signal to selectors ahead of the Pakistan series as his four-wicket haul trumped Devon Smith’s 28th first class hundred on the opening day of their seventh round clash in the Regional four-day championship here yesterday.Choosing to bat first at Kensington Oval, Volcanoes were lifted to 283 all out by Smith’s enterprising 103, with Keddy Lesporis getting 59 and Tyrone Theophile, 44.The visitors had cruised to 116 without loss at lunch and then 200 for two in the second session but the innings fell away badly thereafter as they lost their last eight wickets for 93 runs.Roach, who has not played for West Indies in 14 months, led the rout with a brilliant spell of four for 22 from 15 overs, a performance unlikely to go unnoticed with Pakistan arriving in the Caribbean shortly.He was supported by Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican with four for 69 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up two for 71.At the close, Pride were 22 without loss, still 271 runs behind their target.Volcanoes appeared in full control during the first session, thanks mainly to Smith who combined with Theophile to put on 121 for the first wicket.The left-handed Smith struck 16 fours in an innings spanning 196 balls and just under 4-1/2 hours while Theophile’s knock comprised eight fours off 108 deliveries in 2-1/2 hours.Roach stuck a double blow after lunch, trapping Theophile lbw in the fourth over before removing Taryck Gabriel for a first-ball ‘duck’ to a catch at the wicket off the very next delivery.The 35-year-old Smith repaired the innings, however, in a solid 78-run third-wicket stand with Lesporis whose eighth first-class half-century was an attacking one, including eight fours and two sixes from a mere 62 deliveries.Lesporis was eventually stumped off Warrican about half-hour before tea, leaving Volcanoes on 219 for three at the break but Roach returned again to help undermine the innings in the final session.He accounted for Smith, who was fifth out with the score on 238, superbly caught at second slip by Nurse.last_img read more