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Scientist warns of second COVID-19 wave in East Java after Idul Fitri

first_imgFollowing the province’s highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases to date, an epidemiologist on Thursday warned of another probable spike after Idul Fitri.Epidemiologist Windhu Purnomo of Airlangga University (UNAIR) warned that the province should expect another surge in new cases after Idul Fitri as a result of lax public compliance with social distancing policies.”We have seen people flooding the malls and supermarkets, where many can contract the virus,” Windhu told The Jakarta Post on Friday. Local authorities admitted that the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that had been imposed in Greater Surabaya since April 28 had failed to flatten the curve of transmission in the provincial capital and surrounding areas.Joni Wahyuhadi, the curative management head of the East Java COVID-19 task force, said that Thursday’s jump in confirmed cases was in part due to test results submitted from a backlog of around 1,500 swab samples at the lab of the UNAIR Institute of Tropical Diseases (ITD).”The results of the PCR [polymerase chain reaction] tests on swab samples submitted to the ITD lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were reported to Jakarta all at once. The cumulative test results of the three days […] cover 488 samples,” Joni told reporters at Thursday’s daily COVID-19 briefing.The eight other COVID-19 testing labs reported only 14 confirmed cases on Wednesday, he said, and that the combined sum of 502 new cases was the figure that national COVID-19 spokesman Achmad Yurianto announced on Thursday.Joni said that the provincial task force had verified the identity and place of origin for 451 of the 502 new cases, while it was still verifying the remaining 51 cases. The task force had therefore temporarily added only 451 new cases to bring the regional figure to 2,942 confirmed cases.He said that the spike in new cases was also attributable to a sharp increase to 1,500 PCR tests per day at the nine designated labs in the province.Read also: East Java girl, 11, becomes youngest COVID-19 fatality in IndonesiaJoni acknowledged, however, that the sharp increase in new cases reflected the continuing spread of the coronavirus in East Java, especially in the provincial epicenter of Surabaya.Surabaya recorded 311 of the 502 new cases that were announced on Thursday, bringing the provincial capital’s cumulative tally to 1,566 – a little over half of all confirmed cases in the province.The satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik, which make up Greater Surabaya along with the East Java capital, have the second and third highest number of cases and respectively recorded 57 and 27 new cases on Thursday.The three regions together have nearly 70 percent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in East Java.Topics : “The roads are busier now. We will also see [people] attending the Idul Fitri congregational prayer and then practicing the tradition of silaturahmi during Lebaran,” he said, referring to the customary “meet and greet” among Muslims during the holiday.”This is the perfect condition to spread the virus even farther.”Read also: Scientist warns of second COVID-19 wave in East Java after Idul FitriAccording to the official tally, East Java recorded 502 new cases on Thursday, bringing its cumulative total to 2,998 confirmed cases, the second highest after Jakarta. The province, which has emerged as a new epicenter of the outbreak in the country, has also recorded 241 deaths from COVID-19.last_img read more

Coronavirus outbreak at S. Korea e-commerce warehouse drives spike in new cases

first_imgSouth Korea reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in 49 days on Wednesday, as one of the country’s largest e-commerce companies battled an outbreak linked to a now-shuttered logistics facility.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 40 new cases as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the country’s total number to 11,265. A day earlier the country recorded 19 new cases.So far, at least 36 cases have been linked to an outbreak at the logistics center operated by SoftBank-backed e-commerce firm Coupang Corp in Bucheon, west of Seoul, the KCDC said. It was not immediately clear how many of the cases were reported in the last 24 hours. About 3,600 people at the facility are being tested. The company said it closed the center on Monday and began the strongest disinfection measures recommended by authorities.Coupang benefited from the contactless trend driven by COVID-19 in South Korea, with orders surging for groceries and other products. The logistics center opened in early March and is in charge of deliveries to western Seoul, a spokeswoman said.The first case related to the center was diagnosed on Saturday, and is suspected to be connected with a Seoul nightclub outbreak earlier this month.Health officials warned that cases linked to the center could rise. “We are very nervous about community infections and we are keeping a close eye on the situation,” vice health minister Kim Kang-lip said at a briefing.Kim said authorities suspect the logistics center did not comply with “basic” quarantine principles, adding that an investigation is under way.A spokeswoman for Coupang however said the center went through daily disinfection and all employees wore masks and gloves and had temperatures checked.Despite the spike in new cases, more than 2 million children returned to class on Wednesday, the latest in a phased opening of schools.”What we are worried about now is that when kids go to school, they’re naturally physically close to their friends and they have to eat together so they may be infected with coronavirus,” said Chan Woong-jeon, the father of a 2nd grader who returned to Seryun Elementary School in Seoul on Wednesday.Park Hyeon-ji, a teacher at the school, said teachers had been trained on how to react to any outbreak.”We’ll be able to take immediate action,” she said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

La Liga: Omeruo’s teammate sees red after row with ball boy

first_img Cuéllar was already on a yellow card when he decided to do a fair bit of time-wasting late on in the 0-0 draw. Read Also: Sofoluwe warns Super Eagles over Cape Verde threatInterestingly, Cuéllar wasn’t finished there though. He took an absolute age to leave the field and had an altercation with Alvaro Morata and many of the Atleti players.Eventually,  he did exit the pitch and because the visitors had already used all three subs, defender Jonathan Silva took his shirt and gloves  in between the sticks as Omeruo and compatriot Chigozie Awazim held on to see out the final moments and claim a point. Loading… The Spaniard received a slight push from the ball boy and went down as though he had just been caught flush in the face with a Mike Tyson right hook.But his pathetic play-acting only made things worse as the referee brandished the second yellow and subsequently dismissed him. He handed the ball back to the ball boy behind the goal on two occasions in a bid to buy himself a bit of time, but the young ball-getter wasn’t happy with his actions. Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Kenneth Omeruo’s teammate at Leganes, goalkeeper Picchu Cuéllar was sent off after being pushed by an Atletico Madrid ball boy in a crazy end to the game at the Wanda Metropolitano. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Veganlast_img read more

September 21, 2018 Police Blotter

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The Latest: 2020 hockey worlds host won’t try again for 2021

first_img Associated Press May 1, 2020 The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled.Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August.The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30.Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.___ The Latest: 2020 hockey worlds host won’t try again for 2021 ___The 20 clubs in Serie A are in agreement that they want to finish the season if they can do so in accordance with government guidelines and by respecting health regulations and protocols.The Italian clubs met by video conference and all supported a statement issued a day earlier by league president Paolo Dal Pino.Dal Pino said it was “only natural that the Serie A league wants to play soccer. It would be against our nature to say the contrary.”___ The 2020 championship had been due to start next week in Zurich and Lausanne. It was canceled in March.Swiss officials say they had talks with the International Ice Hockey Federation and 2021 worlds co-hosts Belarus and Latvia about Switzerland taking its turn next year.That has now been ruled out.The Swiss federation says the financial risks were too great and there is no guarantee the coronavirus outbreak will allow the next championship in May 2021.Switzerland hopes to host again in the coming years but the IIHF has already allocated world championships through 2025.center_img Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead.The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements.Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15.F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.___ Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends.World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards.Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Swiss hockey federation says it won’t seek to host the 2021 men’s world championship after losing this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

USC professor honored with Wisconsin award

first_imgUSC professor Estela Bensimon was recognized this weekend with the University of Wisconsin school system’s award given annually to women who make significant contributions to education. She is the first person from outside Wisconsin to receive the honor.“I can’t explain how profound an affect she has had on all our campuses,” said Helen Klebesadel, director of the Women’s Studies Consortium within the University of Wisconsin system.The 2010 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award was given to Bensimon in recognition of the “equity scorecard” she created. The scorecard maps an individual school’s racial and ethnic data. The scorecard then looks at statistical gaps and provides strategies for a specific campus to increase minority graduation rates, according to Bensimon.“We have created the tools to help colleges be much more intentional in planning where they need to be in the future,” Bensimon said.Bensimon, who came to USC in 1995, served as the associate dean for USC’s Rossier School of Education from 1996-2000. When she stepped down in 2000, she created the Center for Urban Education with the goal of creating diversity in higher education.“It’s not only important to bring minorities into college, but also graduate them in proportions equal to their representation in colleges or to the graduation rate of all other students,” Bensimon said.Co-worker Sandra Luca, a research associate at USC’s Rossier School of Education, said Bensimon’s character, in addition to her work, makes her deserving of the award.“She just has this unyielding commitment to making things better and to really focus on some of the racial inequities that are still very much present in this country,” Luca said.When Bensimon spoke about her research at a conference a few years ago, she was approached by the vice president of the Wisconsin school system about using the scorecard in Wisconsin. Bensimon said she was skeptical of Wisconsin’s involvement initially.“It would require them to invest substantial resources but they were very methodical about it,” she said. “It takes a certain amount of courage to look at your data because you have to desegregate everything by race and ethnicity but the university did, willingly.”Bensimon and her team worked with all but two of the campuses in the 16-school University of Wisconsin system. Other schools in states like Nevada and Pennsylvania are also in talks to use Bensimon’s scorecard in the future.Her work with the CUE Equity Model has been mentioned in the Harvard Education Review and other publications. The center has received funding from the National Science, Forbes and Lumina foundations, among other public and private organizations, like the University of Wisconsin.Bensimon said she is grateful to USC for the opportunities it has afforded her.“USC made it possible for me to be a little out of the box,” she said. “It’s a little risky, it’s doing research in a manner that’s different than social science. It’s controversial.”Although Bensimon was the first out-of-state recipient, Klebesadel said the choice wasn’t hard.“I work every day with the people who are using her research on our campuses,” she said. “They are using the most profound tool. There are a lot of good ideas, but there are not a lot of good ideas also grounded in evidence.”Luca said Bensimon’s impact extends far beyond her research.“This is just one piece of what Dr. Bensimon does; she’s a professor and researcher but also a mentor to a lot of people,” she said.last_img read more

Men’s 4×400 team hoping to qualify for Rio

first_imgThey’ll need a run of at least 3.04.25 seconds or faster when they go in the final this evening to get into the top 16 Rio qualifying positions.Before that, Kevin Batt is in action in the men’s 1500 metres final.last_img

For the Third Straight Day, Florida Reports Less Than 8000 New…

first_imgThe new cases follow Monday’s 4,752 new reported cases, the lowest for Florida since late June. On Sunday, 7104 new cases were reported. Healthcare workers work at a walk-up COVID-19 testing site during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, July 17, 2020, in Miami Beach, Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Last week, Florida set records for new resident deaths reported Tuesday (186), Wednesday (216), Thursday (253) and Friday (257). The fatalities announced on a given day are not necessarily all from the previous 24 hours. The state is now up to 497,330 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,402 resident deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Health. At least 124 more non-residents have died in Florida, including two more reported Tuesday. The number of COVID-19 deaths also declined with the number of confirmed cases, after surging and breaking the state record multiple times last week.center_img Florida has not seen less than 8,000 new cases a day since July 7. But of course, this decline is as a result of all the state-supported testing sites being closed last week. The sites closed on Thursday evening due to Tropical Storm Isaias and thus, the number of tests received by the state’s health department has decreased over the past three days. Today, 245 COVID-19 residents’ deaths from COVID-19 were reported, the third-highest total announced in a day since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. The state also added 5,446 new cases. For the third straight day, Florida has recorded less than 8,000 new COVID-19 cases, leaving many residents to think that the state is now over the second wave of the virus.last_img read more

Luka Doncic stars as Mavericks hand depleted Golden State Warriors humiliating 48-point loss [VIDEO]

first_imgLuka Doncic starred as the Dallas Mavericks beat the injury-hit Golden State Warriors 142-94 – their heaviest defeat since 1973.The 20-year-old Slovenian scored 35 points against a team missing its star players through injury.The Warriors, who named the minimum eight players for the game, have the worst record in the NBA this season.“Flush it down the toilet. Move on. You don’t take anything from a game like this,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.His side – NBA finalists in each of the past five seasons – sit bottom of the Western Conference with three wins and 13 losses.But their defeat in Dallas was their biggest since a playoff game loss by 56 points to the Lakers 46 years ago.Doncic even outscored the whole Warriors side in the first quarter, with 22 points to their 16.He went on to record a second straight triple-double with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.“He’s a very special player on a special run,” said Mavs coach Rick Carlisle. “This is not big news. It’s getting to be pretty normal.” Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard returned from injury and paired up with fellow summer recruit Paul George for the first time as the Los Angeles Clippers recorded a 107-104 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics. The two combined for 42 points in their first game together.Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points and 11 rebounds saw the Milwaukee Bucks to their fifth win in a row – and ninth from 10 – as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 135-127.And Houston Rockets’ eight-game winning streak was ended in a 105-95 defeat by the Denver Nuggets, for whom Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 27 points – despite James Harden also scoring 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Russell Westbrook adding 25 points.Watch the full highlights below:last_img read more

Nick Bosa injury update: 49ers rookie has ankle sprain, will sit preseason

first_img NFL news and notes: Cowboys’ Stephen Jones talks Ezekiel Elliott’s status; 49ers get Jerick McKinnon back #49ers GM John Lynch on @knbr said Nick Bosa sustained an ankle sprain that will knock him out for the exhibition season, at least. “We won’t see in the preseason and we’ll go from there. … We’ll get him right and he’ll be a great player for a long time in this league.”— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) August 8, 2019“We won’t see in the preseason and we’ll go from there. … We’ll get him right and he’ll be a great player for a long time in this league,” Lynch saidNFL Network first reported that Bosa left San Francisco’s practice Wednesday with the injury and underwent an MRI later in the day. Related News Bosa stayed down on the field after he was tangled up with teammates during a run play, according to ESPN. He was examined by trainers, but eventually walked off under his own power. Jerick McKinnon injury update: 49ers back (ACL) activated from PUP listcenter_img Nick Bosa appears to have avoided a major injury.The 49ers rookie pass rusher, the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft, has an ankle sprain, team GM John Lynch confirmed Thursday. Bosa will be held out of the preseason games as a precaution. San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh praised Bosa’s play in training camp last week.“So far he’s been doing a very good job getting better every day,” Saleh said, via the Sacramento Bee. “He is winning some one-on-ones, he’s not winning all of them, which you don’t expect. He is getting better. His whole deal is to continue to get better, stay healthy, improve on his game, and add a second repertoire to keep adding to his skill set with regard to pass rush. He’s really good in the run game, could get better, but he’s progressing the right way.”San Francisco defensive back Jason Verrett also sprained his ankle in practice Wednesday, according to NFL Network’s report.last_img read more

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