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Indonesia to revise ‘overall data’ on COVID-19 cases as govt scrambles to ramp up testing

first_imgThe government is set to revise its data on confirmed and possible coronavirus cases across the country amid efforts to ramp up testing and to get a clearer view on the true scale of the outbreak within the archipelago.Wiku Adisasmito, the head of the expert staff of the country’s COVID-19 task force, said the central government planned to provide more accurate data on the coronavirus in Indonesia including suspected cases and probable cases, in accordance with the World Health Organization’s reporting standards updated in early April.The task force is expected to revise the crucial information and situation reports regarding the pandemic once it compiles the data from all provinces and districts across the archipelago. “We are in the process of collecting, cleaning and integrating data from [all] provinces and districts,” Wiku told a virtual press conference on Wednesday.“There is going to be a revision of the overall data as the head of the task force has instructed all accurate data to be [presented] soon.”According to the WHO, a patient is defined as a suspected case when they show symptoms of COVID-19 disease, have a travel history to residence history connected to an area reporting community transmission of coronavirus or have been in contact with confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days prior to showing symptoms.A probable case, meanwhile, is defined as a suspected case “in which testing for the COVID-19 virus is inconclusive” or a suspected case “for whom testing could not be performed for any reason”. Read also: The faces behind the numbers: Remembering COVID-19 victimsAccording to the government’s tally, Indonesia has reported 12,438 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 895 of which have turned fatal so far.As of Wednesday, authorities have declared 240,726 people in the country as people under surveillance (ODP) — those described to have traveled to virus-hit regions or having been in contact with positive cases but do not show any symptoms — while some 26,932 people are patients under treatment (PDP) — who have symptoms typical of COVID-19 and are in medical care but still need their status confirmed through a test.The country of 270 million people has previously been criticized for having one of the lowest testing rates in the world, raising many doubts over the government’s COVID-19 figures as observers point to a high likelihood that the real number of cases across the archipelago could be higher than official tallies.Government data show that Indonesia had conducted polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests on 92,976 people by Wednesday, a rate of about 344 tests per 1 million people. In comparison, Malaysia has conducted more than 6,500 tests per 1 million people, while Singapore has conducted more than 24,000 tests per 1 million people.Wiku, however, said on Wednesday that Indonesia’s test ratio “cannot necessarily be compared with countries of high [economic development] and with a low population.”The COVID-19 task force had distributed reagents for more than 450,000 PCR tests across Indonesia, Wiku said, although he admitted that the number of actual tests conducted in laboratories varied each day.He went on to say that the government had collaborated with the WHO to train laboratory personnel in conducting real-time PCR tests in the hope of bolstering the country’s testing capacity. Some 200 participants are expected to join the training this month.“Hopefully, by the end of this month, all labs will be supported by trained volunteers, so that we can maximize [the daily test capacity],” Wiku said, adding that the country had reached the maximum capacity of 10,000 tests per day. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer immediately consoled Luke Shaw after mistake in FA Cup exit

first_imgShaw endured a difficult night against Wolves (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer immediately made a beeline to console Luke Shaw after the Manchester United star’s mistake against Wolves in the FA Cup, reports say.Wolves dumped United out of the cup with a 2-1 win at Molineux thanks to late goals from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez.Shaw was at fault for Wolves’ crucial second goal after giving the ball away that sparked a counter-attack. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer immediately consoled Luke Shaw after mistake in FA Cup exit Comment Advertisement Solskjaer: Today was the poorest performance we’ve hadTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:49FullscreenSolskjaer: Today was the poorest performance we’ve hadhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-today-poorest-performance-weve-had-1884622/This 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.Jota then bulldozed by Shaw before finishing past David de Gea to give Wolves a two-goal cushion.ADVERTISEMENTMarcus Rashford pulled a late goal back, but Wolves held on to book their place in the semi-finals.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter Shaw’s error cost United, the Manchester Evening News claim Solskjaer wanted to assure his left-back. Shaw’s mistake cost United (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘We had decent dominance with the ball in the first half but that doesn’t help if you give the ball away and they can counter.‘This was a big step backwards, mainly because of the quality of the possession and the passing,’ Solskjaer continued.‘We know we’ve played well against Arsenal last week didn’t get what we deserved.‘But today we got what we deserved because we never deserved to win this game.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Jota scored the winner for Wolves (Picture: Getty)Solskjaer approached Shaw in the tunnel after the game and even drew a smile from the Englishman while reassuring him.Shaw has been ever present in Solskjaer’s team since recovering from injury at the end of December.But the United boss admitted the performance against Wolves was the worst display from his side since he took over.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Coral BarryMonday 18 Mar 2019 12:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link684Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Neymar backed to ‘take over’ from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by former Arsenal and PSG manager Unai Emery

first_imgFormer Arsenal and PSG manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)‘I learned a lot from seeing his answers in each training session and in the matches.‘Neymar has football inside, but also the faculties and the conditions to execute it.‘I think he is facing the opportunity to take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best player in the world, and he has time to do it.’Emery won a number of trophies at PSG but struggled at Premier League club Arsenal and was sacked after just 16 months in charge. The Spaniard has been out of work since his axing in November 2019.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOn Thursday, Neymar’s PSG were awarded the Ligue 1 title after it was announced the season would not resume because of the coronavirus pandemic.PSG were 12 points clear at the top of the table when French football was suspended indefinitely on March 13.The club said in a statement that they wished to dedicate the title ‘to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line’.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Dimitar Berbatov sends new message to Harry Kane over Manchester United transferMORE: Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s chances of signing ‘incredible’ Chelsea star Willian Advertisement Advertisement Neymar has been backed to ‘take over’ from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi (Picture: Getty)Brazil superstar Neymar has been backed to ‘take over’ from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the best player in the world by former Arsenal and PSG manager Unai Emery.Neymar started his career at Brazilian club Santos before moving to Barcelona in 2013 and winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League at the Nou Camp.The forward made a surprising move to PSG three years ago and has continued to impress in the French capital, scoring 69 goals in 80 matches and winning three successive league titles.Emery insists it was ‘magnificent’ working with Neymar while he was in charge of PSG and says the Brazilian can take over from Ronaldo and Messi as the best player on the planet.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRonaldo and Messi are two of the best players in the history of the game and have won 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or awards.‘The year I was with him [Neymar] was magnificent,’ former Arsenal and PSG manager Emery told Marca. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 May 2020 2:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link820Shares Comment Neymar backed to ‘take over’ from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by former Arsenal and PSG manager Unai Emerylast_img read more

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Hamilton home a private suburban haven

first_imgFancy a bit of rooftop basketball?The house has a rooftop terrace, which provides both city glimpses, and more space for the family to spread out.“Our teenager is basketball obsessed, so we’ve got a basketball court on the roof,” Mr McGee said. The house does not have a front door.The house, indeed, does not have a front door, but Mr McGee said when you step through the side gate, your transported to your own low-maintenance sanctuary.In fact, one of his favourite things about the property is that although the home is on a 405sq m block, his neighbours could be miles away. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The kitchen at 46 Royal Tce, Hamilton.“My favourite thing about the whole house is when you sit inside, all you see is trees.“You’ve really got to go to a lot of lengths to see your neighbours.” The living is open plan.For those who would prefer keeping cool while doing their daily cardio, a lap pool runs down the side of the house.Mr McGee said he loved to sit out and relax on the front deck of an evening.center_img The house at 46 Royal Tce, Hamilton.ALTHOUGH this house is in the middle of suburban Hamilton, you would not know it once you were on the inside.Darren and Vanessa McGee finished building their 46 Royal Tce home about 12 months ago after designing it themselves.“We’re a precast concrete installation company … so that is what we used in the build,” Mr McGee said.“We designed it but then worked with a drafter and we had to go back and forward a lot because he had to get over the fact we don’t have a front door.” Unwind on the front deck of an evening.“That’s where you watch your sunset and it’s a nice place to have a beer or a glass of wine to finish the day.”The McGee’s aren’t sure where they’re going yet, but chances are they will take on another project, as Mr McGee said, “It’s in our DNA.”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 home00:51last_img read more

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Pegasus Welfare Solutions wins contract for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm

first_img“The award of the contract to Pegasus Welfare Solutions Ltd confirms a commitment that as a regional based business we offer a world class approach that offshore wind projects need,” said Pegasus Welfare Solutions Managing Director Dan Greeves. Pegasus Welfare Solutions Ltd has secured a contract to supply welfare facilities for the Triton Knoll offshore wind project in the UK. Source: Pegasus Welfare Solutions “As a business we have spent a large amount of time and money on patenting the Pegasus Multi-unit, adding safety and productivity to each project we work on. We are proud to be associated with the Triton Knoll project and its commitment to Renewable Energy in the UK and Europe.” The 857 MW offshore wind project is expected to be commissioned in 2021. Triton Knoll will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines located 32 kilometers off the Lincolnshire coast. The East of England-based company will deploy its Pegasus Multi-units onto both substations, which will allow welfare facilities to be maintained during installation and commissioning. last_img read more

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Why Won’t Liberals Talk about the Most Important Kind of ‘Privilege’ in America?

first_imgNational Review 23 March 2015It’s marriage.Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.”But not enough has been written about the most important advantage a baby can have in America: the advantage of being born with a mother and father who happen to be married. Call it “the marriage privilege” — the advantages are startling.In a report last year entitled “Saving Horatio Alger,” which focused on social mobility and class in America, Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution discovered that the likelihood of a child raised by parents born into the lowest income quintile moving to the top quintile by the age 40 was a disastrous 3 percent. Worse, 50 percent of those children stay stuck in the bottom quintile. And the outlook for the children of those marriage-less children is equally stark.That’s bad news for the country, and the American dream, such numbers.But Reeves discovered a silver lining while crunching the data: Those children born in the lowest quintile to parents who were married and stayed married had only a 19 percent chance of remaining in the bottom income group.Reeve’s study revealed that this social-mobility advantage applied not just to the lower class: The middle class was impacted, too. The study revealed that children born into the middle class have a mere 11 percent chance of ending up in the bottom economic quintile with married parents, but that number rises to 38 percent if their parents are never married.You’d think a finding like that would be headline news across the nation, or that the media might want to talk about the real reason for the wealth gap in America — the marriage gap.http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415799/why-wont-liberals-talk-about-most-important-kind-privilege-america-lee-habeeb-mike?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=55103c0715bb3b35c9000001&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitterlast_img read more

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This State Could Soon Become First to Stop Transgender Students From Using Opposite-Sex Bathrooms

first_imgThe Daily Signal 31 January 2016South Dakota could soon become the first state in the nation to pass legislation that would ban students from using public school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers that are opposite from their biological sex.“I’m concerned about what I see happening in schools across our country,” said Rep. Fred Deutsch, a Republican from Florence who introduced a bill last week that would ban transgender students from using school facilities opposite from their biological sex.Federal bureaucrats, without the force of federal law, are threatening to withhold federal funding from schools that do not allow transgender students full, unrestricted access to facilities of the opposite biological sex. I don’t want that to happen in South Dakota. And I especially don’t want our children to be required by the federal government to shower, change or use restrooms with other young people of the opposite biological sex.The bill, HB 1008, passed the House last week by a vote of 58 to 10. The measure is expected to be taken up by the Senate this week.Left-leaning groups like the Human Rights Campaign said the bill is “nothing more than a vile attack on students who are already vulnerable to high rates of discrimination and harassment.”“The South Dakota House of Representatives’ vote in favor of discrimination against transgender students is alarming and appalling,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC senior vice president for Policy and Political Affairs at the Human Rights Council, in a press release. “Fair-minded South Dakotans absolutely must stand up now and demand their lawmakers in the Senate stop this hateful legislation from moving any further.”The legislation requires that a “reasonable accommodation” be made for students asserting their gender is different from their biological sex, and described a reasonable accommodation as “one that does not impose an undue hardship on a school district,” “a single-occupancy restroom,” “a unisex restroom,” or the “controlled use of a restroom, locker room or shower room that is designated for use by faculty.”Deutch views his legislation as a necessary response to what he considers “aggressive” actions on behalf of the Obama administration to ensure schools comply with guidance they issued in April 2014.READ MORE: http://dailysignal.com/2016/02/02/this-state-could-soon-become-first-to-stop-transgender-students-from-using-opposite-sex-bathrooms/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morningbell&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRovs63AZKXonjHpfsX67uUkXaS1hYkz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMTcZqML%2FYDBceEJhqyQJxPr3NLtQN191pRhLiDA%3D%3DKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Bacolod acquires equipment for COVID referral hospital

first_imgBACOLOD City – The city government here has acquired various types of medical equipment for the operation of the Bacolod City Respiratory Referral Center (BCRRC), a temporary coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) facility. Under the agreement, the BQMH will dedicate its 34-room south wing to become the referral center. The Sangguniang Panlungsod earlier passed a resolution ratifying the deed of usufruct between the city government and the BQMH for the use of the above equipment at the BCRRC. The contract – signed by Leonardia and hospital president Dr. Lucho Giovanni Giron – stated the equipment will remain owned by this city and shall be made available for the free use of the hospital. “This is truly a blessing for our people, coming at a time when more people are testing positive for the virus,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital (BQMH) is the one hosting BCRRC.The following are the purchased medical equipment that will be used in the BCRRC:* 17 hospital beds* 10 hand-held thermal scanners* 10 units of adult pediatric blood pressure (BP) apparatus* two units of BP apparatus* two wheel chairs* a mobile X-ray machine* an electrocardiogram machine* a defibrillator* a video laryngoscope* an autoclave“We are truly grateful to Dr. Evangeline Johnson and the rest of the board and management of the BQMH for this partnership with the city,” Leonardia said. For the duration of the arrangement, this city will also provide consumable supplies such as personal protective equipment and testing kits. The hospital will provide the medical, nursing, utility and administrative staff for the BCRRC while the city government will deploy 10 registered nurses to work the third shift every 14 days. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more