Four suspected to have COVID-19 after contact with Case 1: Health Ministry

first_imgDoctors have taken samples of their bodily fluids to be tested again. The results were likewise expected on Friday afternoon, the spokesperson said.The government planned to continue tracing people suspected of having been in contact with the first two confirmed patients in order to prevent the emergence of new subclusters.”So, from the Jakarta cluster, it is very possible that there will be subclusters. The four people suspected [of having COVID-19] belong to different groups. From the dancing group, they went home and came into contact with their other groups. We’re tracing [these groups]. Hopefully we can trace them all,” he said.Yurianto said the ministry would observe the 10 people identified to be part of the Jakarta cluster. He claimed the 10 people did not complain of any symptoms related to COVID-19, but the ministry would continue observing them to ensure there had been no transmission.Indonesia had tested 227 samples from people as of Thursday evening. Of the total number of samples tested, two were found to be positive, 13 were still awaiting results, with their providers in isolation at various hospitals, while the rest came out negative. (ars)Topics : The four people, Yurianto said, were currently being observed at a hospital, adding that samples of their bodily fluids had been tested at the ministry’s laboratory. The results were expected on Friday afternoon.“Their conditions are stable. Some of them suffer from cough and flu. Some also have a body temperature higher than 37 [degrees Celsius], […] meaning that they have a fever,” said Yurianto, who also serves as the spokesperson for the management of the virus outbreak.Meanwhile, he added that cases 1 and 2, who are undergoing treatment in isolation at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital, were also in stable condition, although they still suffered from bouts of coughing. Read also: We should thank Indonesia’s COVID-19 ‘Case 1’ instead of breaching her privacy The Health Ministry has identified four individuals suspected of having been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus after the ministry traced as many as 25 people who had contact with the country’s first two confirmed cases.The ministry’s disease control and prevention directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, said during a press briefing on Friday at noon that the four people had been in close contact with two confirmed patients, known as Case 1 and Case 2.They attended the same dance as Case 1 in mid-February in Jakarta. Case 1 contracted the virus from a Japanese woman who tested positive in Malaysia in late February.last_img read more

Rebels in South Sudan want oil firms closed

first_imgRebels in South Sudan want foreign oil firms to leave the Upper Nile region immediately.On Tuesday evening, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in opposition and allied groups under former Vice President Riek Machar said the firms should leave the Upper Nile region immediately.This is after they said that they have captured a refinery near major oil field in Upper Nile state.However the government has not responded to the reports.“In response to the government’s full scale offensive on our positions in the three states of greater Upper Nile region, we have decided to take control of the oilfields and … (prevent) Salva Kiir from using the oil revenues to perpetuate the war,” James Gatdet Dak, the rebels’ spokesman said.“SPLM/SPLA leadership has asked all oil companies operating in Upper Nile state to shut down their operations and evacuate their staff immediately. We also ask them to do the process of closing down in a safe manner that will not damage the oil facilities and cause environmental damage.”Oil firms in South Sudan include China National Petroleum Corp, India’s ONGC Videsh and Malaysia’s Petronas.Forces loyal to Kiir and rebels allied with his former deputy, Riek Machar, have been fighting for nearly 18 months in the world’s newest state, which seceded from Sudan in 2011.SPLA-in-Opposition spokesman, James Gatdet Dak, said that the rebels were still fighting government troops in the area that is home to South Sudan’s biggest oilfield – Paloch.Forces loyal to Kiir and rebels allied with his former deputy, Riek Machar, have been fighting for nearly 18 months in the world’s newest state, which seceded from Sudan in 2011.Several ceasefires have been reached and broken and each side accuses the other of violating one announced in February.last_img read more

How Adebayor was received at Olimpia

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much When Manchester City meet Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night, a striker who played for both clubs will be celebrating his 36th birthday on the either side of the Atlantic. He was a hero in his new land before he had even kicked a ball. Paraguay is a relatively poor country with a population of 7 million which is entirely unused to having global stars on parade in its domestic league. The great Ferenc Puskas had a spell coaching in the country in the mid 80s, but to have a player of Adebayor’s CV in the local championship is a genuine novelty. He arrived in the country in the wee small hours a couple of weeks ago – and thousands had gone out to the airport to greet him. He nearly became even more of a hero in his debut on Sunday. It was the day of Paraguay’s traditional big derby, Olimpia against Cerro Porteno. Still working on his fitness, Adebayor started the game on the bench. But at half-time his old Manchester City team-mate Roque Santa Cruz felt a twinge and was taken off as a precaution. On came the man from Togo in the No25 shirt. He looked to keep things simple, playing first time whenever he could. He won a number of flick-ons in the air, and in stoppage time, with the score at 1-1, he was just a few inches away from snatching the winner, glancing a cross from the right just wide of the near post. Loading… Emmanuel Adebayor arrived to a hero’s welcome at Olimpia and will want to add the Copa Libertadores to his glittering CV All in all it was an encouraging start. True, it was disappointing not to win the historic local derby. But then Olimpia’s sights are set well beyond the frontiers of Paraguay. Next week the group phase gets underway in the Copa Libertadores, South America’s version of the Champions League. Olimpia are serious players. They have won the trophy three times, though not since 2002. But they are always competitive, reaching the final in 2013 only to lose on penalties, and getting through to the last 16 in 2019. This year they are dreaming of going further. They hope to count on the traditional Paraguayan virtues of defensive resilience, with a back line organised by former Premier League centre back Antolin Alcaraz. When he left Olimpia to join Bayern Munich back in 1999 the Germans truly believed they had signed a player destined for a place on the podium in the annual FIFA awards. Were it not for all those injuries, it may have happened. But fit and enjoying his football, he rolled back the years in the last few months of 2019. And now Olimpia have the option of pairing him with Adebayor or rotating them in the centre forward position. Others have come in, too. International winger Derlis Gonzalez should prove a good foil and supply line for the big guns. Argentine central midfielder Nico Domingo is adept at dictating play from deep. Olimpia’s group in the Libertadores looks straightforward enough. Santos of Brazil are operating on a low budget. Argentine debutants Defensa y Justicia sold so many players that their coach resigned. Ex-Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has stepped in. And Ecuadorian champions Delfin are novices at the level. Read Also:Paraguay’s Olimpia Asuncion sign Emmanuel Adebayor Olimpia, then, are entitled to aim high. Long after either Man City or Real Madrid have been eliminated, Emmanuel Adebayor will have his sights set on glory in a continental competition. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Batesville resident convicted in meth case

first_imgVersailles, In. — Following a two-day jury trial Curtis Gridley, 41, of Batesville, has been found guilty of attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine and theft with a prior conviction. Sentencing has been scheduled for April 30. Gridley could receive a sentence of up to 12 years in prison.The investigation began in December of 2016 when Gridley purchased or took items consistent with manufacturing drugs from three Batesville businesses. One of Gridley’s family members told police he was with Gridley when he made chemical purchases from Kroger and CVS and took a pipe cutting tool from Gillman Do it Best Home Center. Detectives confirmed the theft through surveillance footage from the store.Witnesses from Gillman’s Do It Best, Ripley County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Unit testified during the proceedings.last_img read more

Everton manager Ancelotti claims Allan one of world’s best

first_img Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All TimeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You Loading… “For sure, I have no doubt. He is a player who will show a lot of energy on the pitch. He is very good tactically, good with the ball, and good without the ball. He is a fantastic signing for us. read also:Everton boss Ancelotti targets Lazio striker “He is going to put strength in midfield. This is his best quality. For this reason, all the players we have with quality are going to improve for being with him. He is not just a player for himself. He is a player whose energy can make others better. “He’s very aggressive. Defensively, he is really good. My personal opinion is that he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. He is intelligent tactically and he has got a lot of energy. One against one, he is really strong.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has lavished praise on new signing Allan. The Brazilian is a combative defensive midfielder who has established himself as one of the best in Europe with Napoli. Ancelotti has managed him before, and now will get the chance to release Allan on the Premier League. The 29-year-old signed a three year deal with the Toffees on Saturday. “[I am] happy for this,” Ancelotti told reporters. “I think that it was not easy to find a deal but, in the end, we were able to do it and I think he will prove to be a fantastic player for us with quality and ability.Advertisementlast_img read more

WLAX : Ranked Boston College to provide tough test for Syracuse in season opener

first_imgGary Gait had the plan in place all along. With championship ambitions, the Syracuse head coach knew there was one way to ensure the Orange would be prepared to follow through on his vision.Build a schedule featuring some of the best teams in the country.Except last year, that plan backfired.‘When I took the job here, my goal was to win a national championship,’ Gait said. ‘And my philosophy is that in order to win you’ve got to play the best.’Whereas most teams face their stiffest competition at the end of the season in Big East play, Gait frontloads his schedule with elite competition. Last year, that led to the Orange finishing just 10-8 and missing the NCAA tournament after a 1-3 start with losses to top-15 teams Maryland, Stanford and Virginia. This season won’t be any easier for No. 12 Syracuse. It opens up its campaign Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against No. 13 Boston College (1-0). To return to the NCAA tournament, the Orange needs to start out on a better note than it did a season ago, and it starts with the Eagles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We’re just focusing on one game at a time,’ attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘So right now it’s BC, obviously, so we’re working on what they’re defense does.’And what the Eagles’ defense does is conducive to the junior’s skill set.Syracuse’s focus this season and team motto is ‘big energy.’ The Eagles take the same approach on defense, playing up-tempo and creating double teams.But for an experienced and talented passer like Tumolo, even that becomes a benefit for SU.‘That’s my favorite,’ Tumolo said. ‘I love when people double team and when they play a high-pressure defense because that means we’re moving faster and there’s going to be someone open. I hate when they sit there.’A year ago, though, that high-pressure defense may have been something to worry Syracuse.In 2011, freshmen Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster were pressed into action despite their lack of experience. After becoming two of the team’s top five scorers, the experience they gained against top competition last year will be invaluable in the early-season gauntlet ahead.Murray said rather than looking ahead to the Orange’s matchup with No. 1 Northwestern in eight days, it needs to be ready for Boston College.‘Just focus on the game instead of like the huge picture,’ Murray said. ‘We’re going to play Northwestern in a week or something, and instead of just thinking like, ‘Oh, we’re playing the defending national champion,’ it’s like we’re playing Northwestern.’And Gait feels the experience gained in the disappointing 2011 season will serve Syracuse well as it aims to get back on track this year.‘We’re young again,’ Gait said. ‘But I think we have much more experience than we have from last year, and I’m hoping that we come out and develop the chemistry early and have success from the opening game.’Confidence, though, is the most important factor to SU’s season. With so many players playing with limited experience a year ago, the Orange was a bit overwhelmed.But this year, the players know what to expect.Syracuse’s roster is dotted with veteran leadership and will rely on that experience this year. While there are still some freshmen in the rotation, most notably Kelsey Richardson, who is one of two goaltenders competing for the starting job, the rookies won’t be expected to contribute as much as they were last season.And while Richardson admits to having some nerves entering her college debut, she still has experience against elite competition.The Orange took on the England national team as a preseason tune-up. Games like that — in addition to last year’s tough schedule — will put SU in better position than a year ago.‘Last year they got a chance to see what it’s like, play the best and now they understand what they’re getting themselves into this year,’ Gait said, ‘and I think they’re going to be more prepared, more focused and expecting the best from the top teams in the country.’  Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Commentslast_img read more

Class of 2017 sets the bar high for USC

first_imgFollow Camille on @camilleshoosh USC’s admission rate for this year’s freshman class was the lowest in its 133-year history at 19.8 percent, according to recently released statistics.The freshman class is also the most ethnically, geographically and socioeconomically diverse. More than 22 percent of the student body is part of a minority, including 19 percent Asian students, 14 percent Latino students, 6 percent black students and 2 percent Native American and Pacific Islander students.According to a press release, USC enrolls more underrepresented minority students than most other research universities in the country. Thirteen percent of matriculating students are the first in their families to attend college.The university received more than 47,300 applications for 2,922 places in the freshman class and had a 33 percent yield rate. The average standardized test scores for the class of 2017 are in the 95th percentile and the average SAT score rose about eight to 10 points, according to Director of Admission Kirk Brennan. The average unweighted GPA of the class was 3.73. Most incoming freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.“Our entering freshmen have set new standards of quality and diversity for USC. Each year, we seek to enroll students who bring diverse perspectives and myriad strengths to our student body. We have attracted 2,922 talented young adults who are sure to someday have a profound impact on the world,” Dean of Admission Timothy Brunold said in a press release.About 47 percent of the class is from California, and 33 percent is from Southern California. Approximately 15 percent of the freshman class is made up of international students from 48 different countries, an increase from the previous year.The new Marshall World Bachelor of Business program, where students spend at least two years abroad, attracted many international students, particularly Italians.Listed from most to least, Illinois, Texas, New York, Washington and Massachusetts were the states with the largest number of incoming freshmen, aside from California. The countries that contributed the most international students are China, India, Canada, South Korea, Italy and Taiwan.USC also enrolls more than 4,200 low-income undergraduate students.last_img read more

Shaggy & Friends still raising money for Bustamante Hospital for Children

first_imgThe show may be over, but reggae star Shaggy is still prodding on with his mission of raising funds to benefit The Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.  The star, who thrilled many Jamaicans last Saturday night with a concert with many top celebrities on the grounds of Jamaica House in St. Andrew, is hoping to deliver US$1 million to the hospital. Through his Rae Town apparel, the star says 100 percent of profits from the sale of the ‘Shaggy and Friends’ concert tee-shirt will also go directly tohelping the hospital.  The Shaggy and Friends concert featured top celebrities like Sting, Wyclef Jean and Dough E.  Fresh, along with soca stars Benji Garlin and Faye Ann Lyons, and reggae’s Capleton, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Professor Nuts, Barrington Levy, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Rayvon, Wayne Wonder, Shenseea, Third World, Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo.  Sting, former Police frontman, started his extended performance with ‘Every Breath You Take,’ ‘Message in a Bottle,’ ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Roxanne,’ as well as  a new track with Shaggy titled “Don’t Make Me Wait.”last_img read more

UCL Round of 16: Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham preview

first_imgBorussia Dortmund need to do something they have never done before and overturn a three-goal deficit.Dortmund may never have overturned a three-goal deficit, but they came mighty close against Real Madrid in the quarter-finals five years ago.That second-leg showing in 2013/14 can serve as inspiration for the hosts – who are in bullish pre-match mood – but Tottenham, buoyed by recent good results against BVB and with the prize of only a second UEFA Champions League quarter-final in their history within reach, should have enough nous to stave off a fightback.Possible line-upsDortmund: Bürki; Wolf, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo; Delaney, Witsel; Sancho, Reus Guerreiro; GötzeOut: Piszczek (foot)Doubtful: Pulišić (muscle)Misses next match if booked: WeiglTottenham: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sánchez, Vertonghen; Aurier, Sissoko, Wanyama, Rose; Eriksen, Son, KaneOut: Alli (hamstring), Trippier (fitness)Doubtful: Dier (illness), Winks (hip)Misses next match if booked: Alderweireld, Lamela, SonKey battleAkanji v Kane: Dortmund sorely missed the injured Manuel Akanji’s athleticism and anticipation in the Wembley first leg.To stand any chance of progression to the quarter-finals, BVB cannot afford to concede an away goal; for that to be the case, the fit-again Swiss defender must shackle Harry Kane, who has scored three goals in as many appearances against Dortmund.Form guideDortmundLast game: Augsburg 2-1 Dortmund (01/03)Form: LWDLDDDWWWTottenhamLast game: Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal (02/03)Form: DLLWWWWLLWLucien Favre, Dortmund coach“We can’t talk about [beating Atlético 4-0 earlier this season]. Every game is different. The first leg is done and this is a different situation. We know we can score goals, but we have to play very cleverly. Of course, the most important thing is to produce a top performance. Anything is possible. We know it’s tough, but you never know.”Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager“It’s a great opportunity to play and go through to the next round in an important competition like the Champions League. It’s going to be a tough game. We need to forget the first leg. It’s important to start at a very good level – be aggressive, fight from the beginning, high tempo, that’s key.” –Source: UEFA –Source: UEFAlast_img read more

Mohammed Polo appointed as Hearts new technical head

first_imgFormer Accra Hearts of Oak play maker Mohammed Polo has been appointed coach of Hearts of Oak, according to sources within the club.The hard talking technical director has been handed a  six months contract by the club’s board and will be outdoored on Friday at the club’s secretariat.Polo will be succeeding David Duncan whose acrimonious dismissal remains an issue with the club’s fans.The board headed by Togbe Afede XIV have however decided to finally let the ex AshantiGold trainer go despite intense pressure from supporters to have Duncan restored.Polo has now been handed the reigns with a set target of overtaking rivals Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League.He will however e offered an extension if he manages to stay second with a closed gap on the current leaders. The club will soon be making the appointment official.Polo is a Ghana legend haven helped the Black Stars to Africa Cup of Nations success in 1978.Ebusua Dwarfs coach Prof. J.K Mintah and ex Ghana international Joe Addo were all linked to the Hearts job.last_img read more