COVID-19: More Indonesian travelers test virus positive abroad

first_imgThe second case is a 62-year-old woman who entered Singapore on a social visit permit and had no travel history to countries or territories affected by COVID-19. She tested positive on March 6.Previously, nine Diamond Princess crewmen were diagnosed with the virus in Japan, while an Indonesian domestic worker in Taiwan tested positive. Six, all from Diamond Princess, have recovered from the disease.Meanwhile in Australia, an Indonesian woman in her 50s was declared as the 12th case of COVID-19 in Victoria on Sunday.The Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto, who just got promoted on Monday from the secretary of the directorate general to the director general itself,  said his ministry had coordinated with Indonesian representatives in Australia and found that the patient had traveled in many places in Australia.“The patient’s travel records are rather long. From Jakarta, she has visited many places including a Vietnamese restaurant where many Southeast Asian people come to eat,” he told reporters on Monday.He said she tested positive for the virus but that her condition was stable and she was being treated in a health facility in Australia. According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, 76 people have been tested positive for COVID-19.Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has advised anyone who visited the restaurant on 6 March between 6-7pm to seek advice from the COVID-19 hotline.“We believe that she did not contract the virus in Indonesia,” Achmad said.Topics : Indonesian travelers have become the latest group of Indonesians who contracted the novel coronavirus abroad, as the government confirmed reports that its citizens have tested positive for the virus in Singapore and Australia.A 64-year-old Indonesian man in Singapore has been diagnosed with COVID-19, but it is likely he contracted the virus outside of the island nation, the Indonesian embassy has stated, confirming an earlier announcement from the Singaporean government. The Singapore Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that the man, identified as Case 147, had just arrived in the city-state on Saturday and tested positive for the virus on Sunday. “It is not yet known how the Indonesian citizen contracted the COVID-19 [virus], but the Singapore Ministry of Health has said that this case is an imported case, meaning that the [man] is likely to have been infected before [arriving in] Singapore,” the embassy said in a statement on Monday.The embassy also said it would be monitoring the situation closely and coordinate with the relevant local authorities on all matters regarding the patient.Case 147 is the third Indonesian to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Singapore.The first Indonesian case is a 44-year-old domestic worker whose test results came back positive on Feb. 4, along with the positive test results of her employer, a Singaporean national. The woman has since recovered and has been discharged from hospital.last_img read more

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Outrage over US police shooting black man in back

first_img‘Trauma, fear and exhaustion’ “As always, the video currently circulating does not capture all the intricacies of a highly dynamic incident,” said Pete Deates, president of the Kenosha Professional Police Association.The officers involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave, according to the justice department. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the families of Floyd and other black victims of police violence, said Blake had been trying to break up a fight between two women, and that his three sons were in the car at the time.”We will seek justice for Jacob Blake and for his family as we demand answers from the Kenosha Police Department,” Crump said in a statement.Protesters set alight several city vehicles and damaged the county courthouse late Sunday.Evers said he was sending 125 members of the national guard to the city to maintain order Monday night.He urged protesters to be peaceful, adding: “We must see the trauma, fear and exhaustion of being black in our state and our country.”He also called a special session on the state legislature to pass bills on police reforms he said were submitted two months ago but stifled by Republicans.”We cannot wait for Republican leadership to show up for work, because clearly they intend to keep us waiting,” he said. A video showing Wisconsin police shooting a black man in the back in front of his children sparked outrage across the United States on Monday, with officials calling in the national guard as they girded for a second night of violent protests.Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes said the shooting of Jacob Blake in the city of Kenosha reflected a pattern of police violence nationwide against African Americans.Kenosha County, on the shores of Lake Michigan, declared a “state of emergency curfew” from 8.00 pm until 7.00 am Tuesday, as angry citizens planned demonstrations. “The public needs to be off the streets for their safety,” the county sheriff said in a statement.Video footage showed Blake, 29, being shot in the back seven times at extremely close range by two officers Sunday as he tried to enter his car following what some observers said was his attempt to break up a fight.The footage and the lack of any immediate explanation provoked painful memories of the police killing of African American George Floyd three months ago in Minneapolis, which sparked massive nationwide protests.Blake was airlifted to hospital in Milwaukee in a serious condition, but local media reported Monday afternoon that his family said he was out of surgery and improving.  ‘Familiar violence’ “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said Sunday. “While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden called for a transparent probe into the shooting.”Yesterday, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police. His kids watched from the car. Today, we woke to grieve yet again. We need a full and transparent investigation,” he said.Barnes, the lieutenant governor, said Blake “was actually trying to deescalate a situation in his community but the responding officer didn’t feel the need to do the same.”This was not an accident. This wasn’t bad police work… This is familiar violence to too many of us. This didn’t start with George Floyd.” Kenosha police though pushed back at criticism, and urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Form Bipartisan Lead Task Force

first_img June 13, 2017 Environment,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the formation of a bipartisan task force to investigate the scope of Pennsylvania’s lead exposure problem. Senator John Yudichak (Luzerne/Carbon) led the charge for the Senate to pass a resolution to form the task force. The task force includes administration representatives, including the Secretaries of Health, Environmental Protection, and Labor and Industry, and the Physician General (or their designees).“We know that a number of areas of the commonwealth are dealing with various issues related to lead and this demands comprehensive investigation and action,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “My administration looks forward to participating and assisting in this effort. We’ve learned on issues like pensions, fair school funding, and the opioid epidemic that these statewide issues demand people coming together and hashing out a path forward. I thank the Senate, particularly Sen. Yudichak, for leading on this vital issue. I look forward to participating in the task force’s work and recommendations as we work to address lead issues facing many communities.”The resolution calls for the Senate to establish a task force on lead exposure comprised of the chairs of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee and two members appointed by the Senate President pro tempore and the Minority Leader. An advisory committee of the Joint State Government Commission will conduct a comprehensive review of Pennsylvania law and public policy related to lead exposure and abatement practices and then submit a report to the task force and full Senate within 18-months. The report must assess the age of housing and infrastructure, lead exposure threats, and identify the prevalence of lead in structures where children spend significant time. Governor Wolf Praises Senate Action to Form Bipartisan Lead Task Forcecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Pensions at UK subsidiaries ‘an extra burden for French firms’

first_img“However, the impact upon performance and return on investments of the UK subsidiary companies can be more pronounced,” he said.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Large French companies with UK defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities are finding these schemes a disproportionate drag on overall profitability compared to pension costs in their other operations, according to a new study.Data compiled by UK consultancy Barnett Waddingham showed that, although UK subsidiaries on average produced only 5% of global revenue for French companies, they accounted for 32% of global DB liabilities and 31% of total contributions.Andrew Vaughan, partner at Barnett Waddingham, said: “The costs and risks associated with DB pension schemes are well known within the industry.”In most cases, he said, the parent companies in the survey were leading players in their industries and able to absorb reasonably substantial pension costs. Source: Barnett WaddinghamFrench companies’ UK scheme funding levelsThe analysis of DB schemes covered 27 French companies with around £45.7bn (€52.3bn) of UK pension liabilities between them, and a combined deficit of £3.3bn. Most were constituents of the CAC40 stock index.The report revealed a similar picture to a survey of Spanish and Italian companies with UK subsidiaries, which Barnett Waddingham published in January.However, for the Spanish and Italian parent companies, the UK subsidiaries on average produced 15% of their companies’ global revenue, while their DB schemes accounted for an average 60% of the parent companies’ global DB liabilities.“In both France and southern Europe, UK subsidiaries on average only produce a small proportion of the global revenue, but they account for a much larger proportion of the global DB liabilities and contributions,” the consultancy said. “This suggests that in both regions, UK pensions may have a disproportionately large effect on the performance of the global company.”#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#center_img Source: Barnett WaddinghamFrench companies’ UK scheme contributions as percentage of profitslast_img read more

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Petrobras gets ‘favorable decision’ in Sete Brasil arbitration

first_imgBrazilian state-owned oil and gas giant Petrobras has obtained a favorable arbitration award related to a rig dispute with its compatriot offshore driller Sete Brasil. Petrobras and Sete Brasil initiated an out of court mediation over an offshore rig order dispute in September 2017. The two companies picked Gustavo Binenbojm to act as an impartial third party mediator, without decision-making power.Petrobras informed on Friday that the arbitration award rejected a request made by an investor of Sete Brasil, in judicial reorganization, in the arbitration against Petrobras, with the purpose of obtaining reimbursement of investment made in the Sondas Project.Petrobras also said on Friday that the adjusted amount of the lawsuit is approximately R$318 million ($95.9 million).FIP Sondas is a private equity fund from Brazil, which holds a 95% interest in Sete Brasil. The remaining 5% is held by Petrobras.Sete Brasil was established in late 2010 to build, own and operate a fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships and semi-submersibles to develop the Petrobras-operated pre-salt oil fields off Brazil’s Atlantic coast.This was supposed to be a 28-rig project worth about $90 billion in revenues. However, following a widespread corruption scandal in Brazil which involved both Sete and Petrobras, Sete failed to obtain the funds needed to pay for the rigs it had ordered from Sembcorp Marine and Keppel. Petrobras also refused to commit to the whole rig contract package.In April 2016, Sete Brazil was forced to file for bankruptcy protection due to Petrobras’ hesitation to sign the long-term contracts for the rigs ordered from the driller.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Barca agree personal terms for Martinez as transfer faces another hurdle

first_img Loading… Barcelona have agreed personal terms to sign Inter striker Lautaro Martinez but could only fund a transfer by selling Philippe Coutinho. A report in ESPN claims a verbal agreement between the Argentine striker and the Blaugrana is in place but the club’s ability to strike a deal with the Italian club remains a major stumbling block. Barcelona agree personal terms for Lautaro Martinez, but transfer depends on Coutinho sale Indeed, Barcelona transfer news has been defined by their interest in Martinez this summer and claims from Diario Sport said the striker’s €111m release clause has now expired, although it is unclear if the Catalan giants were ever prepared to sanction such a fee. Martinez’s current deal in Italy runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club a reported €22.7m for his services and he has swiftly established himself as a star in Italy. However, Barcelona are hopeful of landing the player by a combination of cash plus players in exchange, but even that scenario is said to be available should they be able to process the separate sale of Philippe Coutinho.Advertisement Read Also: Man City striker out of Real Madrid Champions League clash Barcelona are said to be keen on selling the former Liverpool star this year to raise vital funds, while the player is said to have little interest in returning to Inter or joining Paris Saint-Germain and instead is keen on a move to England. The Brazilian scored 21 goals in 76 outings for Barcelona after moving in a club record €160m fee from Liverpool in January 2018 but he has consistently flattered to deceive since. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresses7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistible10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In HollywoodTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Story Of The Small Italy Windows In The Walls Is Rather Grim8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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La Liga : No fans return for start of new season

first_imgThe Spanish government does not believe fans will be able to return for the start of the new La Liga season. The 2020-21 Spanish football season schedule was confirmed this week, with the league campaign getting underway on 12-13 September this year. As per Cadena Ser’s El Larguero show, the situation will continually be monitored but there is not currently optimistic that fans will be able to return to matches by the early stages of the competition. There had been expectations that supporters would be allowed to return to grounds from the start of the 2020-21 campaign with hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic would have eased by that stage.Advertisement Read Also: UCL: Bayern must tighten defence against PSG in final, warns Flick However, local infection rates across Spain remain high and whilst the number of deaths and patients in intensive care are not close to the suffering at the peak of the initial outbreak, there is pessimism that there will be a return to normality this calendar year. Spanish football in June in order to complete the 2019-20 campaign and whilst the return of football was successful, fans have not been allowed to return to stadiums. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?last_img read more

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Wayman handles Eagle SportMod foes

first_imgOther winners were Jordan Grabouski in the IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Ware in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Dillon Richards in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  EAGLE, Neb. (June 27) – Cole Wayman got the lead on lap seven and drove to the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod checkers Saturday at Eagle Raceway.  Wayman had cracked the top four on the fourth circuit and the top three the next time around. The final caution of the Star Spangled Showdown show came with six laps left and while Matt Andrews was the mn on the move, he had to settle for third behind Wayman and Mike Scheinost.  By Greg Soukupcenter_img Next weekend is Eagle Raceway’s annual Fourth of July Freedom Fest. There will be a Red, White and Blue Challenge at intermission with the area’s largest fireworks display following the final feature. Front gates open at 5 p.m. Toby Chapman was the fourth and final leader in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature, beating Adam Gullion and Ryan King to the checkers. last_img read more

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Girls Basketball Sectional

first_imgThe area girls’ sectionals begin tomorrow night in most of the sectional sites.  In the local area, East Central will be playing in the 4A sectional at Columbus East.  The Lady Trojans are seeded second behind Bloomington South.  In 3A, the sectional this year will take place at Lawrenceburg where the Greensburg Lady Pirates are a slight favorite over Rushville and Lawrenceburg.  Batesville is seeded 5th in this 7-team field.In 2A South Ripley is the top seed at South Decatur.  North Decatur is seeded 2nd and Milan is seeded 4th.  The 1A sectional this year will take place at Waldron.  Jac-Cen-Del is the favorite over the host Lady Mohawks.  Oldenburg Academy is seeded 3rd in this sectional.Good luck to all of our area teams.last_img read more

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Sen. Leising at the Ripley County Fair

first_imgOsgood, IN—State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) will be available to discuss Indiana’s new laws and other topics Monday, July 22, at the Ripley County Fair.Leising will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. to meet and talk with community residents.“In the coming weeks, interim study committees will convene to discuss key legislative topics that are impacting the state of Indiana,” Leising said. “I encourage attendees to meet with me to learn more about the work that was accomplished during the 2019 legislative session and to talk to me about issues that I can be working on ahead of the 2020 legislative session.”The 2019 Ripley County Fair will be held at the county fairgrounds located at 525 W. Beech St. in Osgood, from Sunday, July 21, through Saturday, July 27.last_img read more

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