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Jakarta extends PSBB for two more weeks to ‘break the chain’ of virus spread

first_img“We must keep working together to break the chain of the infection. The authorities will improve the 3T, [testing, tracing and treatment], while the public will continue to stay at home,” the governor asserted on Thursday.Read also: Jakarta reimposes PSBB, orders people to stay homeResidents who, for some reason, had to leave their homes and conduct activities outside must adhere to health protocol by wearing masks, maintaining a physical distance from others and washing their hands frequently, he added.Anies further said extension of the PSBB had been approved by the central government.According to National COVID-19 Task Force data, Jakarta has recorded a decrease in daily confirmed cases since the beginning of this week.The city logged 1,352 new positive cases on Monday, followed by 1,236 cases and 1,133 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.The latest data released on Thursday showed an additional of 1,044 cases, bringing the total tally to 66,731 or around a quarter of the country’s total of 262,022 cases. At least 1,648 people have died of the disease in the capital to date.Topics : The Jakarta administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital – Indonesia’s COVID-19 hotbed – by two weeks to further suppress virus transmission.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan claimed that the capital had seen a decline in active cases since it reimposed the stricter rules on Sept. 14.The city, he said, had recorded 3,854 new active cases in the first twelve days of September, and the number dropped significantly to 1,453 cases in the next twelve days.last_img read more

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Number of Dutch killed by euthanasia rises by 13 per cent

first_imgThe Telegraph 24 Sept 2013Voluntary euthanasia or physician assisted suicide, where a doctor is present while a patient kills themselves, usually by drinking a strong barbiturate potion, has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002.Requests have risen steadily since 2003 when 1,626 people applied for medically administered euthanasia, in most cases by a lethal injection, or assisted suicide. One explanation for the steep rise of Dutch cases is the introduction last year of mobile euthanasia units allowing patients to be killed by volunatry lethal injection when family doctors refused.Forty two people with dementia and 13 patients suffering severe psychiatric problems were medically killed in cases that are rarer and still generate concern over the competence of individuals to request death.Medical review committees, that oversee euthanasia after the event, ruled that doctors had failed to meet legal requirements in 10 cases, with two incidents involving the difficulty of informed consent by people suffering from severe dementia.It is not known whether or how often a decision to prosecute doctors was taken.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/10330823/Number-of-Dutch-killed-by-euthanasia-rises-by-13-per-cent.html As previously controversial “mercy killings” have become socially and medically acceptable, the number of cases, the vast majority of medical euthanasia, have more than doubled over the decade to 2012.last_img read more

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Stefano Gabbana condemns unenlightened ‘ignorance’ of Elton John

first_imgFashion/Telegraph 16 March 2015Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have already issued a statement this morning expressing that it was never their intention to judge gay parenting and marriage after Elton John took to Instagram to publicly denounce remarks made by the pair in Italy’s Panorama magazine.Now Gabbana has spoken in more detail about the scandal to Corriere Della Sera, labelling Elton John’s call for his fans to boycott the Dolce & Gabbana brand “unenlightened” and “ignorant”.Speaking to Matteo Persivale, Gabbana argues that Dolce’s comments were taken out of context.“They’re just putting words into our mouths, now. They’re saying we are against gay parenting. It’s not true. Domenico only expressed his opinion about the traditional family and about In Vitro Fertilisation. If someone else wants to make different choices, fine, they are free to do it. We demand the same respect.”Asked about how he felt after reading Elton John’s comments on Instagram and his hashtag #BoycottDolceGabbana, Gabbana describes his shock.“I didn’t expect this, coming from someone whom I considered, and I stress “considered”, an intelligent person like Elton John. I mean, you preach understanding, tolerance and then you attack others? Only because someone has a different opinion? Is this a democratic or enlightened way of thinking? This is ignorance, because he ignores the fact that others might have a different opinion and that theirs is as worthy of respect as his.”In response to John’s petition for his followers to #BoycottDoceGabbana, Gabbana retorted by posting the word #Fascist! on John’s wall before calling on their followers to #BoycottEltonJohn.“Come on, I was annoyed for a moment. It would be ridiculous. Either you like somebody’s songs or you don’t. When you go to the greengrocer’s, you don’t make sure that he agrees with your views on IVF. You just want to know if he has fresh products… We are not boycotting and we will not boycott anyone ”http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG11474820/Stefano-Gabbana-condemns-unenlightened-ignorance-of-Elton-John-in-wake-of-BoycottDolceGabbana-campaign.htmllast_img read more

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Duterte skips Rizal Day rites, honors Del Pilar instead

first_img“He will not be attending the Rizal Dayrites. I think he mentioned that he will go to a place where General Del Pilarhailed from. I think he wants to give the same treatment to Del Pilar,” Panelosaid. Instead, he will pay tribute to Gregoriodel Pilar, the “boy general” of the Philippine-American War, according toPresidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO The Palace spokesman explained that PresidentDuterte just wanted to pay tribute to the country’s other heroes as well. President Duterte’s move, according toPanelo, should not be misinterpreted as a slight on Rizal’s memory with thePresident and Malacañang issuing statements to honor the national hero. center_img MANILA – PresidentRodrigo Duterte is skipping theceremonies honoring national hero Jose Rizal today.  “He said he always goes to Luneta. So he wanted something different. We have many other heroes. The other heroes are not being honored and we seem to be forgetting them. It’s not just Jose Rizal (that we should pay tribute to),” he added. This will be the second straight year that the Chief Executive is skipping the traditional Rizal Day rites at Rizal Park after also being absent last year./PNlast_img read more

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Australia risks missing top players in Ashes over pay dispute – Warner

first_img(REUTERS) – The ongoing pay dispute might leave Australia without their top players in the home Ashes (series against England later this year), vice-captain David Warner has warned.Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) rejected Cricket Australia’s (CA) pay offer last month, dismissing the proposal as “a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket”.CA has threatened the players with unemployment, saying they would not get alternative contracts if they fail to agree to the new collective bargaining agreement.Warner said he and his colleague would not “buckle at all”.“If it gets to the extreme they might not have a team for the Ashes,” Warner, currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), told the Age newspaper.“I really hope they can come to an agreement … we don’t really want to see this panning out like that where we don’t have a team, we don’t have cricket in the Australian summer.“It is up to CA to deal with the ACA. It’s obviously in their hands,” said the 30-year-old.Fast-bowling teammate Mitchell Starc had earlier predicted “an interesting men’s and women’s ashes” in a cryptic tweet, triggering speculations of a possible players’ strike if they were not paid after the existing collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30.Warner said the players were not really shocked by the CA stance.“We thought something along the lines of this might happen … it’s not come as a shock, but more the fact it has come so early,” the opener said.“We won’t buckle at all, we are standing together and very strong, and as you can see from all the people that have spoken so far, we are all on the same wavelength.“We want a fair share and the revenue-sharing model is what we want, so we are going to stick together until we get that.”Warner also ruled out signing three-year contracts that would keep him and other elite Australian players out of the lucrative IPL.“It was quite laughable when I heard about it,” he said.“It is fantastic with the security but you can’t just try and stop people from playing other tournaments …” The IPL gives us a great window to get the T20 format in.”last_img read more

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FB : SU’s Long to undergo further treatment for malignant cells in brain tissue

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Syracuse punter Rob Long will undergo further treatment for malignant brain tissue cells, he announced through a statement Tuesday. The announcement comes a week after Long underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor on Dec. 14.In a post-operation follow-up visit Monday, pathology performed on the tissue revealed that there were malignant cells remaining. Long will undergo further treatment after the New Year.‘This is obviously a difficult time for my family and me,’ Long wrote in the statement released by the Syracuse athletic department. ‘However, we remain optimistic and positive toward a favorable outcome to this situation. I believe that I am in the best hands with a team of Oncologists and together we will continue to fight and persevere through this until I am back to full health.’In the statement, the senior co-captain expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of prayers and support on his behalf.SU head coach Doug Marrone informed the rest of the team of the news Tuesday afternoon before speaking with the media.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘He has a whole football program, university (and) students behind him,’ Marrone said. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.’Marrone noted that Long will be with the team in New York next week, leading up to Syracuse’s matchup with Kansas State in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30. Long will be with his team the entire time.For Marrone and the rest of Syracuse, the announcement was difficult to swallow. It came just five days after Long issued a statement of his recovery after a successful surgery in Philadelphia.‘It’s difficult because you just try to understand things,’ Marrone said. ‘I think we question that quite a bit in life. ‘Why is this happening to this person?’ ‘Why is this happening now?’ ‘Why does this happen?’‘He’s a remarkable person and he’ll fight this and we’ll overcome this together.’aljohn@syr.edulast_img read more

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Siracusa’s Pizzeria brings Central New York flavor, Orange atmosphere to Atlanta

first_img Published on April 5, 2013 at 2:01 am Contact Dylan: dmsegelb@syr.edu | @dylan_segelbaum Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories NCAA members, Atlanta mayor announce start of Final FourLong and winding road: Beilein arriving at Final Four stage with decades of help, friendship from BoeheimNot just yet: Boeheim reiterates he doesn’t plan on retiringcenter_img ATLANTA — In Siracusa’s New York Style Pizzeria, a commemorative Sports Illustrated magazine cover featuring Carmelo Anthony hangs under a television in the corner of the restaurant. A giant NCAA Tournament bracket — with Syracuse’s progress handwritten in marker and highlighted in orange — is next to the door. And New York state, with a dot marking Syracuse on the map, is in the restaurant’s logo instead of the island of Sicily.Everything points to Siracusa’s being somewhere in Syracuse, N.Y. But it’s nearly 1,000 miles away — about 20 minutes northwest of Atlanta in the city of Smyrna, Ga.“When you’re from Syracuse, you truly bleed orange,” Siracusa’s owner and operator Dave Cappotto said. “It’s always home to us — there’s a lot of affection for it.”Cappotto owns Siracusa’s with his lifelong friend Mark Heffron. The two have been friends since kindergarten, he said, and started working with one another when they were 16 years old at the Wegmans in Syracuse. They bought the pizzeria in 2011, Cappotto said, trying to build a “true little neighborhood place” and bring a bit of community to Atlanta — a city he said is fragmented.The restaurant isn’t completely Orange themed. The pizzeria’s name is spelled the Sicilian way — Cappotto himself is Sicilian — but there are a few more hints the restaurant pays homage to Syracuse than the name and a few decorations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe menu’s deluxe pizza is called “The Cuse,” which Cappotto said some of his customers unknowingly mispronounce, and the restaurant’s wings are called “Syracuse Wings.”Customers are a mix of regulars, some of whom have a Syracuse connection, he said. They’ve either grown up in Syracuse or the surrounding area, or they went to Syracuse University.But Cappotto didn’t attend SU. He went to St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. He moved out of Syracuse 20 years ago, spending 10 years in South Florida before moving to Atlanta in 2003.Standing next to him in a blue SU sweatshirt, Cappotto’s son, Dylan, 8, boasted about going to his first SU basketball game at six months old. He knows the names of every player on the basketball team. Dylan then said he wants to go to SU, only to be told by his father he needs to win a scholarship.“I’m really good at basketball,” Dylan said.“Not at Syracuse,” Cappotto said. “Maybe you could play for Michigan, but you couldn’t play for a team like Syracuse.”The Orange plays Michigan on Saturday in its national semifinal matchup.Siracusa’s isn’t planning to hold any special events for the Orange’s Final Four matchup, Cappotto said, but he has about 20 friends coming into Atlanta from all over the country.They’re renting a 32-passenger bus and plan to tailgate before going down to the Georgia Dome in the afternoon, Cappotto said.“We’re hoping we’re going to do something similar Monday, too,” he said, referring to when the NCAA Tournament championship game will be played. “Hopefully, Syracuse will cooperate.”He said he feels good about the Orange’s chances, especially after the 2003 national championship. Cappotto said he couldn’t imagine Syracuse winning it all before, but now feels more confident about the team.In terms of business, he said Siracusa’s might see some increase in interest, at least in the short-term.But that doesn’t seem like what he’s thinking about the most.“If we get some more business out of it — great,” Cappotto said. “We really just want Syracuse to win, and we’re just psyched that it’s here in our town.” Commentslast_img read more

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Football: Deal, Taylor lead Badgers to dominant 49–20 win over Illinois

first_imgIllinois had to have had just about the worst Madison experience possible Saturday. An away game versus a ranked opponent on their homecoming weekend where the score ballooned exponentially sounds miserable right? Well, it also snowed. Hard. Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten), hosted Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) in their own midwestern torture chamber, less aggressively known as Camp Randall Stadium. Extreme weather games always seem to carry that extra allure, so what began as a relatively unremarkable matchup became must-watch Saturday afternoon television. It’s basic math really; football + slippery snow = an immediately more exciting game.Weather aside, the football itself was fantastic — the blizzard merely accentuated a terrific Badger effort. The team’s first two drives yielded touchdowns: a one-yard goal line rush from fullback Alec Ingold and a 23-yard, first career rushing touchdown from wide receiver Aron Cruickshank.Linebacker T.J. Edwards, a notoriously formidable and pro-ready defenseman, somehow accessed an extra boost of athleticism to accompany the bewildering weather. During Illinois’ opening drive, Edwards, playing the spy, stepped in front of quarterback A.J. Bush’s pass, flipping possession and recording only the team’s fourth interception all year. Fellow linebacker Chris Orr would join his teammate in the turnover effort two drives later, securing a loose ball for a fumble recovery amid the swirling snow.Football: Well, you can’t win ’em allI usually wake up on Saturday mornings with low expectations for our Badgers. “Maybe they win, maybe they lose,” I Read…Wisconsin would, unfortunately, fail to capitalize on the Orr recovery, apparently, a hard-thrown spiral is harder to secure when your hands are slick and your vision is blurred. As such, a number of open receivers saw the ball sail through their waiting hands. Wisconsin would punt on three of their next four drives as their ability to convert third downs disappeared.Kicker Rafael Gaglianone had a chance to permanently stamp his name into the Wisconsin record books as their all-time leader in field goals made, but his 27-yard attempt midway through the second quarter sailed right. The theme of football being more difficult in the snow would continue with the miss.The lull in Wisconsin momentum seemed to drone on endlessly — it felt as though the Badgers were destined for another down-to-the-wire finish. But forced turnovers, the ever-illusive luxury every defense dreams of, would make their long-awaited appearance. For a secondary which has struggled mightily to keep pace with opposing receivers and mobile quarterbacks, three interceptions at the conclusion of the first half was an early winter miracle.Football: Badgers season hinges on Saturday’s appointment with WolverinesThe No. 15 University of Wisconsin Badgers (4–1, 2–0 Big Ten) will face their season-defining match-up at the Big House Read…One such interception came at the hands of tackle Olive Sagapolu, a fan-favorite personality and team-favorite competitor alike. Sagapolu deflected a Bush pass directly into his arms, flipping the field and delighting the Madison crowd.The turnover would initiate Wisconsin’s shortest drive of the afternoon. Alex Hornibrook, under immense pressure which he notoriously handles poorly, launched a rainbow to the corner of the end zone as an Illinois defenseman drove directly into the quarterback’s chest. For those who have seen Hornibrook throw under pressure in the past, one can only imagine the atmosphere in the stadium was … tense. But ever-faithful tight end Jake Ferguson awaited the pass with graciously open arms, hauling in Hornibrook’s first touchdown of the afternoon.The ensuing Illinois drive would yield a fifth turnover of the first half, this time a forced fumble. Hornibrook would find tight end Kyle Penniston, primarily a run blocker, alone in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown, widening the Badger lead to 21.A first half garbage time Illinois field goal would shave a slight margin of the Badger lead, but Wisconsin headed into the locker room the proud owners of a comfortable 28-10 lead.Football: Takeaways from narrow escape in Iowa CitySaturday night, the University of Wisconsin Football Team, seeking redemption from last week’s loss, went to work at Kinnick Stadium against Read…Out of the half, it was Illinois’ turn to profit off of untimely turnovers. Hornibrook’s pass was tipped into the air for that unnerving one to two seconds where the crowd’s collective breath ceased. Into the arms of the Illinois defense, it would land, setting up an eventual 18-yard rushing touchdown.Wisconsin would counter with a drive chock-full of big plays. Running back Jonathan Taylor picked up 13 on a pivotal second and long, Hornibrook nailed wide receiver Danny Davis down the sideline for 22 yards which was immediately followed by an absurd Taiwan Deal score.Deal made first contact with the offensive line and was stopped dead in his tracks, surely he’d only pick up a yard at best. As if by divine intervention, the seas parted and Deal was gifted with 39 yards of open field and a touchdown.A quick Illinois punt served up another Wisconsin scoring drive, this time at the hands of Alec Ingold who found the end zone for the second time. After six straight rushing plays, Hornibrook found Kendric Pryor across the middle for 12 yards and Ingold down the sideline for 19 yards and a score. Hornibrook racked up three touchdowns on the afternoon, a strong showing for a quarterback coming off his worst performance of the season last week versus Michigan.The game from there on out took a rather familiar form. On defense, Wisconsin made quick work any Illinois scoring opportunities, flipping the field in no time at all. While Illinois drives were strung out, Wisconsin drives gobbled up clock ferociously. Each handoff was followed by an identical successor, and before you could say “Wait, Champaign Illinois isn’t spelled like the drink?” Wisconsin was deep inside the red zone.Deal would find the end zone once again, recording the fourth Wisconsin rushing touchdown of the afternoon, none of which were claimed by Taylor. The Heisman hopeful did record 159 yards on 27 carries. Deal, however, stole the show Saturday, posting far and away from his strongest stat line all season with 111 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.Wisconsin headed home content, annihilating Illinois 49-20. The Badgers travel to Evanston, IL next week to face Northwestern in a game riddled with Big Ten West implications.last_img read more

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Champion’s league action

first_imgUnited are 2 points behind group leaders Wolfsburg who are away to PSV Eindhoven.A win for City tonight away to Sevilla could guarantee a place in the next round with two group games to go.All of tonight’s matches start at 7.45last_img

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