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Bengkulu sees first COVID-19 death as number of confirmed cases rises

first_imgBengkulu recorded its first COVID-19 death on Tuesday after a 50-year-old resident of South Lampung regency in Lampung, identified only as NS, died at Muhammad Yunus Regional General Hospital in Bengkulu.NS was admitted to the hospital on March 24 after showing COVID-19 symptoms. He was being monitored for the coronavirus prior to his death.“The hospital obtained on Monday evening the patient’s test results of his sample, which showed that the patient tested positive for COVID-19. NS died at 7:30 a.m. [on Tuesday],” Bengkulu Governor Rohidin Mersyah said during a press briefing on Tuesday. “I want to break the chain of COVID-19 transmissions. I’m asking all regencies and cities to track all congregation members in their respective regions as most parts of Sumatra Island have become COVID-19 red zones,” the governor said.The Bengkulu city administration has allocated Rp 200 billion (US$12 million) of its budget for COVID-19-related matters. It also took several measures to curb the spread of the disease, including closing schools until April 12 and ordering pregnant and breastfeeding civil servants to work from home.The administration also instructed the city-owned tap water company not to charge low-income households.The government reported 1,528 confirmed cases nationwide, with 136 deaths and 81 recovered cases as of Tuesday. The virus has spread to 32 of the country’s 34 provinces, leaving Gorontalo and East Nusa Tenggara as the only regions with no confirmed COVID-19 cases.Bengkulu’s neighbor, Jambi, had two confirmed COVID-19 patients on Tuesday. Jambi’s COVID-19 task force spokesperson, Johansyah, said two patients who were being monitored tested positive and were receiving treatment at M. Thalib Hospital in Kerinci regency, Jambi.Read also: Turf war undermines COVID-19 fight in IndonesiaJambi health authorities were monitoring 1,000 for COVID-19 as of Tuesday.In Surakarta, Central Java, three people being treated at Moewardi General Hospital tested negative for COVID-19.“These people are still required to be in self-quarantine in their homes for 14 days to make sure that they are fully healthy,” Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo said on Monday, urging residents not to discriminate against them.Surakarta’s COVID-19 task force chief, Ahyani, said at least three Surakarta citizens had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday. Two of them died of the disease, while one recovered. (aly)Topics : NS was part of a congregation holding an Islamic mass gathering in Gowa, South Sulawesi, from March 19 to 22. He returned to Bengkulu on March 20 and stayed in At-Taqwa Grand Mosque in the city.“Starting today [Tuesday], we declare a state of emergency in Bengkulu,” the governor said.Rohidin urged the Bengkulu mayor, as well as the police and military, to isolate congregation members staying at At-Taqwa Mosque and restrict people from entering the mosque. He also ordered Bengkulu city’s COVID-19 task force to track down and test all people suspected of having had direct contact with the patient.Read also: COVID-19: Major roads closed as regions brace for large-scale social restrictionslast_img read more

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Ghana Police suspend officer, after shooting a football fan

first_imgGhana Police Force has suspended an officer after shooting a football fan. Ghana’s Football Association (GFA) has condemned the violence that left a fan hospitalised with an alleged gunshot wound on Sunday after attending a league game. The police say they will only comment when they have completed their investigations into incidents during a match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea in Kumasi on Sunday. Fans were angry with some of the officiating and tried to get close to the referee as Kotoko lost 1-0 to Berekum Chelsea. A statement from Kotoko indicated that a fan was hit by a stray bullet fired by police in an attempt to disperse the violent fans. “The victim of this afternoon’s shooting incident at the Baba Yara Stadium is currently stable and responding to treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi,” read a statement by Kotoko on Sunday night.Advertisement Loading…center_img “We are following the development and (will) be updating our followers.” The GFA has launched their own investigation into the episode. “While we conduct our own inquest from our designated matchday officials to find out the exact cause of the unfortunate incidents, we call on the Police Service to also conduct a thorough investigation, especially on the alleged shooting incident,” it said. Read Also:Ozil excited as Ghanaian club is named after him “The GFA wishes to assure the general public that it has zero tolerance for violence and, in accordance with our regulations, will deal ruthlessly with any official or club that is found to have breached our GFA Regulations and GFA Disciplinary Code. “Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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President Trump v. The Squad – ‘If you hate our country, you can leave’

first_imgRepublican House Speaker Mitch McConnell addressed the ongoing feud Tuesday supporting President Trump but acknowledging that all parties need to “tone down their rhetoric.” Trump is not walking back on his comments despite severe criticism in the wake of his ongoing feud with Democratic Congresswomen known as “The Squad.”The squad made up of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn have called for Trump’s impeachment and accused him of being a racist on several occasions.Trump added fuel to the fire Monday evening in a series of lengthy Tweets condemning the “four progressives” for their “horrible & disgusting actions!”He later posted a picture on Instagram with a quote which read, “If you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave.”Shortly after, members of the squad retaliated by once again calling for his impeachment and renewing statements that the president is racist.Trump rephrased his initial statement Tuesday telling reporters that the Democratic Congresswoman “can leave or stay but they should love our country.”He also took to Twitter to reaffirm his remarks and that he is not racist.last_img read more

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Kinnear goes Dutch in search of more success

first_img4 Jul 2014 Kinnear goes Dutch in search of more success Paul Kinnear (Formby, Lancashire), who shot two sub-par rounds in the recent Brabazon Trophy, has been named in a five-strong squad to compete in the Poncat Dutch Junior Open at Toxandria Golf Club, near Breda, in the Netherlands on 16th – 19th July. The other four members of the group are: Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Bobby Keeble (Crowlands Heath, Essex), Jake Storey (Alnmouth, Northumberland) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Kinnear, 20, a former Lancashire boy champion, was among the front-runners going into the final round of the Brabazon at Seaton Carew but finished equal 16th after a closing 75. He also reached the last 16 of the Amateur Championship while last year, he won the Tillman Trophy and was a member of the Lancashire team that lifted the English County Championship. Burlison, 19, has been capped at under 16 and boys levels and was a member of the Staffordshire team that won the English Boys County Championship last year when he also finished runner-up in the South of England Boys Championship. He also finished equal sixth in the Boys under 18 Championship for the Carris Trophy. Keeble, 19, is the reigning Essex County champion. A boy international for the past two years, he lost a playoff for the Carris Trophy in 2012, but won the Champion of Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa last year when he also reached the British Boys quarter finals. This year, he has finished equal fifth in the Duncan Putter and tied eighth in the West of England Stroke Play. Storey, 18, was the English under 16 champion in 2012 when he became an under 16 international. Now a boy cap, he finished third in last year’s South of England Boys Championship, while this year he tied sixth in the McEvoy Trophy. Thomson, 18, is another former under 16 cap and North of England under 16 champion. He helped Yorkshire win the English Boys County Championship in 2012 and was a member of the team in last year’s finals while he finished equal third in the Fairhaven Trophy. This year, he was joint third in the Darwin Salver, tied seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy and equal 12th in the German Boys Open The Poncat Dutch Junior Open is a 72-hole stroke play competition for boys and girls under 21 years of age. It is also a counting event on the R&A’s World Amateur Ranking.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Glacier Gymnastics Provincial Team

first_img Olivia Kelly, also competed in the 14 year-old category, winning a Silver Medal for her impressive All Around performance, a Gold Medal for her flawless Floor Exercise routine and three ribbons — a fourth on Vault, fifth on Uneven Bars and a seventh on Balance Beam. Team Glacier Gym Club sent an allstar squad to the 2015 BC Provincial Championships in North Vancouver.The gymnasts registered some great performances against top level clubs from the Lower Mainland the BC with almost everyone on the team returning with medals. Gwen McCrory won the Gold Medal on the Floor exercise, her amazing leap sequence setting her apart from the rest of the Level 6: 13 year-old category. McCrory also won a 10th place ribbon on Uneven Bars. Brianne Stefani, competed in the Level 7: 11 & under category in her first Provincial Championships, dazzling the judges with her unshakeable Beam routine, earning a Bronze medal on that event. Stefani also won the sixth place ribbon for her Floor Exercise routine. Ella Keelan brought home four awards in the Level 8: 16 years & up category. She placed an exciting seventh for her All Around performance in the challenging Level 8 category and won ribbons on three events; sixth on Balance Beam, sixth on Floor Exercise and a seventh on Uneven Bars. Another 1st timer, Teagan McTague, competed in the Level 6: 14 year-old category; claiming the Bronze medal for her elegant Floor Exercise routine.  “These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts are,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“Our club’s gymnasts train 4-8 hours less per week then the clubs we compete against and our girls look just as skilled and polished,” Long added. “Despite our lack of training time, we are very competitive in the Province.”Mallard’s Source for sports would like to commend the Glacier gymnasts on a job well done and select the squad Team of the Week.The team includes Ella Keelan, Olivia Kelly, Sara Tolles, Teagan McTague, Gwen McCrory, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani and Kylee Dyck.Provincials Results: Abby Majeski competed in her first Provincial Championships in the Level 6: 10 & under category and returned with two ribbons — a seventh on Floor Exercise and a tenth on Uneven Bars. last_img read more

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PO Ferries Unveils Expansion of Its ZeebruggeHull Route

first_imgzoom Pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries has revealed its plans to launch a new dedicated freight service starting from May 3 as part of an expansion of its route between Zeebrugge and Hull.For this purpose, the ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118-metre containership Elisabeth, which will make three round-trips per week between the two terminals.P&O Ferries said that the new sailings will complement its existing combined tourist and freight service between Hull and the Belgian port, with the two ships on the route undergoing a GBP 8.5 million relaunch earlier this year.“The new service will offer fast and efficient turnaround times in both ports, with our recently expanded Zeebrugge terminal having optimised handling at our freight gate to help customers’ delivery commitments. We will carry all types of lift units on the new service including containers and swap bodies,” Janette Bell, Managing Director of P&O Ferries, said.“We expect demand for sea transport to and from Britain to increase in the years ahead, driven by a rising population and the continuing strength of the British economy. Our expanded freight service between Zeebrugge and Hull will further increase our customers’ options for the fast and reliable delivery of goods,” Bell added.Earlier this month P&O Ferries reported that it had carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than in any first quarter in its modern history, with the company’s six ships on the Dover-Calais route transporting 361,100 lorries – an 11 percent increase on the same period in 2016.Sailing on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium, P&O Ferries operates 20 vessels which carry more than 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units every year.last_img read more

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