Dozens tested after state secretary’s expert staffer tests positive for COVID-19

first_img“[The test result came out] either on Saturday or Sunday. [The person] has been isolated,” Setya said on Monday.The close contacts of the infected person, including Pratikno, have undergone swab tests, Setya added.“A total of 29 people have gone through swab testing. All the results came out negative,” he said.As of Monday, Indonesia has confirmed 141,370 COVID-19 cases, with 6,207 deaths and 94,458 recoveries, according to the Health Ministry. (syk)Topics : An expert staffer to State Secretary Pratikno has tested positive for COVID-19, an official has said.This development has prompted immediate contact tracing and coronavirus tests to detect possible exposure within the office, which stands in close proximity to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s office at the State Palace.State Secretariat secretary Setya Utama confirmed the information, saying that the staff member learned the result of her COVID-19 test over the weekend.last_img read more

President Xi and David Cameron to seal huge business deals

first_imgChinese President Xi Jinping will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron on his second Day of his four-day state visit to the UK.Cameron is expected to offer cheap visas for Chinese tourists and welcome billions of pounds in business deals with Beijing, including in nuclear power.The second day of President Xi’s state visit will be taken up by trade summits and a bilateral meeting in Downing Street, with the two countries heralding £30bn of new business deals between them.The biggest of these deals is likely to be an investment by China’s state nuclear power companies in two new plants being built by the French firm EDF at Hinkley Point in Somerset, rumored to be worth about £8bn per plant.George Osborne, the chancellor, has been seeking money from the Chinese for the HS2 rail line, advertising £11.8bn of contracts on his recent trip to the country, and for the so-called “Northern powerhouse”, an array of developments in the north of England.last_img read more

Reds in the red

first_imgLiverpool have reported a £21.8million increase in their debt – now £87.2million overall – and a loss of £40.5million in their annual accounts. A restructuring of their accounting period to align it with the football season means the figures apply to the 10 months between August 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012. They show that although commercial revenue increased, so did the club’s overall liabilities. However, managing director Ian Ayre played down the significance of a rise in debt levels. “It’s definitely not something I believe anyone should be worried or concerned about. It is seasonal – our debt goes up and down,” he told the Liverpool Echo. Press Associationcenter_img “We have money to pay out and money coming in, just like any business. The difference in football is some of the swings are significant, so if you look at player trading, we may need to make investments as we do in the summer before our key revenues come in: big sponsorships cheques, big ticket revenues, all the media revenues etc. “You come to Christmas when you maybe have less revenue coming in but you have got money that needs to go out, both on playing deals that you are doing at the time but also on historic player deals. Debt has increased but I think it’s a factor of doing business in the time and place we are. “We need to continue to improve our squad and what a lot of people won’t relate to perhaps is that when you are improving your squad and making that investment, you have knock-on costs that will create debt in the short term. But hopefully in the long term we’ll improve our position and we are very aware of that. “We will continue to invest in the squad – I think that is what our fans would expect. But the most important thing is that we do it prudently and in a sustainable way that is affordable.” Other contributing factors to the increase in debt were player instalment payments plus exceptional payments of just over £9.5million – relating to matters such as the stadium project, general restructuring and pay-offs to senior employees who left the club. “We see a big charge within the accounts for amortisation (depreciation in value) of players that have been disposed of within the period that perhaps came in on a higher cost,” added Ayre. “We’ve made losses as a result of selling them but at the same time we’ve improved our longer-term position in terms of our wage bill by reducing the wages for those particular contracts. We’ve in the same period refinanced our lending facilities, which gives us ability for working capital to operate as a business.” last_img read more

Attendance at alumni networking event increases drastically

first_imgAs employment rates drop, attendance at USC’s “Pink Slip networking parties” has skyrocketed.The first “Pink Slip networking party” — a networking event for USC alumni sponsored by the Alumni Association — had about 100 alumni attendees. But just three months later, about 500 alumni crowded into the venue at the Remedy Lounge in downtown to exchange resumés and attend career-oriented workshops Thursday night.Making connections · About 500 alumni exchange resumés and attend workshops at a Pink Slip networking party at the Remedy Lounge, downtown. Attendance increased 500 percent from the first event. – Ben Rolnik | Daily Trojan“These are essentially networking events for alumni seeking job search or career placement advice,” said Scott Mory, associate senior vice president for alumni relations. “We decided to start the parties because there was an interest among alumni.”The program, which is open to all USC alumni, was started as a joint effort between the alumni association and Scott Turner, associate director of USC Marshall Alumni Career Services.Peter Giulioni, executive director of Marshall’s Keenan MBA Career Resource Center, said the economy caused the attendance increase.“The economy is horrid; [many] are unemployed and some of those people are going to be Trojans,” Giulioni said. “Unemployment is devastating both economically and personally and what better resource than the Trojan family helping alums review resumés and developing job searching strategies?”Ginger Van Hook, an alumna from the Annenberg School for Communication who attended the Pink Slip party, said the event appealed to her because it was a “new way to recruit.”“It was a completely different venue than I usually expect USC Alumni Association events to be,” Van Hook said. “I like it — it emphasizes networking in a fast-paced environment and that kind of environment is the way the world is now.”At the party, alumni attended workshops about making themselves more marketable for the job search. They also went to one-on-one, 10-minute sessions with career counselors who saw their resumés and made suggestions on how to improve them.“The 10-minute session was really beneficial,” said Ryan Dudasik, who majored in political science at USC. “They took my resumé and gave great advice on making it more specific, which is what you need in this economy.”Some attendees came not to work on resumés or find a job in the Los Angeles area, but to bounce employment ideas off other unemployed Trojans.“I’m hoping to leave Los Angeles and move to Seattle,” said Kathleen McElhenny, who recently lost her engineering job. “It’s always good just to talk to people who are in the same situation because they can have good ideas.”This event was only geared toward USC alumni because current seniors and other students already have networking opportunities through the Career Planning & Placement Center, Mory said.Despite these networking opportunities, some seniors still feel nervous about the job market ahead of them.“I think we feel nervous about the job market regardless of the alumni parties because the job market is really bad,” said Crystal Cheng, a senior majoring in business administration. “It would be nice if more of those events were held on campus and seniors could go so that we can get to know the alumni on a more personal level.”last_img read more

Stock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s overtime win over CMU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Syracuse barely held on to beat Central Michigan 30-27 in overtime on Saturday. The Orange was shut out in the second half and blew a 14-point halftime lead before triumphing with an overtime touchdown after allowing just a field goal to CMU. Here’s a look at where some players stand after the up-and-down contest.Stock UpJason Emerich, junior centerPlaying in place of injured senior center Rob Trudo, Emerich filled in seamlessly. Trudo left midway through last week’s game against Wake Forest after a Demon Deacon crashed into his right leg. Emerich, who started two games last year, received praise from head coach Scott Shafer after Week 2 and his solid play continued on Saturday. While having to work with three different quarterbacks throughout the game, Emerich stayed consistent and provided the necessary protection for the offense to run a significant number of option plays. SU also averaged 5.5 yards per rush.Ron Thompson, junior defensive endAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter being injured in training camp and limited in Week 1 against Rhode Island, Thompson proved how big of a difference-maker he could be for the second week in a row. His two forced fumbles, two sacks and three tackles for loss were all key plays and perhaps even most importantly, Thompson made the stop that forced Central Michigan to take a field goal in overtime. On third-and-goal from SU’s 1-yard line, Thompson busted through the CMU offensive line and took down Devon Spalding for a loss of a yard. On the next possession, Syracuse scored a touchdown and since the Chippewas were held to just a field goal, SU won the game.Stock DownGeorge Morris, junior running backAfter getting ample opportunities, and not taking advantage, in the first two weeks of the season, Morris only received one carry — a drop-off from 12 and six carries in the first two weeks, respectively. While Morris continued to split time with starter Devante McFarlane and backup Jordan Fredericks, it was Fredericks who became the go-to player as he got every carry in overtime.“If somebody gets a hot hand, we’ll start to give it to that guy a little more,” Shafer said after the game. “… We got three or four pretty good running backs I think that we believe in.”Syracuse secondaryCentral Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush finished the day with a career-high 37 completions and lit up Syracuse’s secondary for 430 passing yards. While he did throw one interception, it wasn’t even caught by a defensive back — instead it was linebacker Zaire Franklin. It’s the second week in a row that SU’s secondary was exposed — Wake Forest’s John Wolford put up 373 yards in Week 2.And with the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, the Orange couldn’t come up with a stop. CMU got the ball down by seven with 2:17 left to play, needing to go 90 yards to tie the game. Eleven of Central Michigan’s 12 plays were passes and the drive culminated in a 27-yard touchdown pass that went right over cornerback Julian Whigham, who failed to knock the ball down. Commentslast_img read more

Tearful Sulemanu Tetteh roots for colleagues to qualify for Tokyo 2020

first_imgTeam Captain of Ghana’s Black Bombers squad Sulemanu Tetteh wants his fellow amateur colleagues to take advantage of the remaining three qualifying events to make it to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Ghana sent a contingent of ten boxers made up of eight men and two women to compete in the just ended games in Dakar, Senegal.Among the ten, Sulemanu Tetteh and Samuel Takyie were the only ones who managed to sail through to the games.Overwhelmed by emotion after his qualification bout, Tetteh indicated that he was inspired by his absence in the last edition of the games and also the negativity of naysayers.“I have been trying to qualify for the Olympic Games for a long time.“I lost out in 2016 but prayed to God to come to my aid this time.“A lot of people said that we were not capable of qualifying but we knew we had what it took and our coaches knew it too.“We have a few more events to come and I hope that my colleagues can qualify and come join me,” he stated while fighting back the tears.last_img read more

Opening in Sarajevo Tomorrow of Manifestation ‘Sports Games Oaza and Special Olympics in B&H’

first_imgThe Association to support people with special needs in the area of Canton Sarajevo ‘Oaza’, in partnership with the Special Olympics B&H is the organizer of the international sports competition for people with special needs called ‘Sports Games Oaza and Special Olympics in B&H’. It will be held from 3 to 6 October in Sarajevo.This will be the third major competition organized by the Association ‘Oaza’ and 41 teams with more than 700 competitors registered. They come from Sweden, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and B&H.In the three days of competition, people with disabilities will compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals in eight sports (football, basketball, athletics, swimming, table tennis, bowling and the MATP program for people with multiple disabilities).(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Edin Višća scored 2 goals in the Victory of Basaksehir against Bursaspor

first_imgWithin the 3rd round of Turkish Super League, Basaksehir hosted Bursaspor and won with the score 2: 1. B&H national football team player, Edin Višća, scored both goals for Basaksehir.Basaksehir took the lead in 19th minute after the goal that B&H striker Edin Višća scored after Tekdemir’s assists.Bursaspor team managed to tie 1: 1 after 40 minutes with a goal of Yilmaz, who was assisted by Josue. After the first part of the match, the score was 1: 1.In the second half, or more precisely in the 66th minute, the other yellow or red card was given to Josue, and Bursaspor was left without one player.The hosts took the advantage and in the 74th minute, Višća managed to score his second goal. Mossoro enrolled assistance this time.The result has not changed until the end of the match, and it remained 2: 1 for Başakşehir, which enrolled its first victory of the season and it is on the 10th place on the table with 3 points. Bursaspor has no points and it is on the 15th place. (Source: read more

Saints serve up volleyball fundamentals in Salmo

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsHead coach Theo Friml, along with members of the Selkirk College Saints Women’s Volleyball team, traveled to Salmo earlier this month to run some of the Falcon players through a skills development camp.Girls in Grades 7 to 12 took part in the all day event, that included members of the Saints players Brittany Rudashy, Christana Livingstone and Megan Bursey. The camp focused teaching the kids skills such as passing, setting, serving and blocking. “It was a positive experience for our student-athletes passing on their knowledge and excitement for volleyball to these young aspiring players,”  Friml said.The Selkirk Saints Women’s Volleyball Team is looking forward to doing more for our local high school programs in the future. The Saints open the B.C. College Athletic Volleyball season later this month with a road trip to the Fraser Valley and Okanagan.First home game is November 5 against Douglas College at the Selkirk gymnasium in Castlegar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Stats that matter: Round 7

first_imgNo need to panic…yetWhile the Storm and Dragons have jumped out to great starts in 2017 – they theoretically need just six wins from 17 matches to make the finals – it’s a different story for those sides rooted to the bottom of the ladder. The Knights and Titans are long-odds to make the playoffs, but there is hope for teams like Penrith and the Tigers. The Panthers found themselves 3-4 last year but still finished sixth. The Cowboys lost their opening three games in 2015 but went on to win the premiership. The Eels started the 2009 season with a 2-5 record but made the grand final, while the blue and golds were 3-10 in 2006 but recovered to finish eighth. Freaky FridayNot since the days of Kiefer Sutherland have we seen the number ’24’ appear so often on our screens. Incredibly, all three winners on Friday – the Bulldogs, Roosters and Broncos – scored exactly 24 points in their respective matches. Just for good measure, the Titans also won with a score of 24 in the Holden Cup on Friday while the Bunnies were beaten but still scored four converted tries. Second-half struggles are real If NRL games were played over 40 minutes then we might have had some very different results in Round 7. The Rabbitohs and Warriors both held slender half-time leads but failed to score a point after the break. It was a similar story for the Storm and Dragons who piled on the points in the first-half but couldn’t add to their tallies in the second stanza. Thankfully the top two teams did enough in the first 40 minutes to hold on for victory. Started from the bottom now we’re hereThe Dragons’ resurgence in 2017 has been compared to plenty of things, but this is probably the first time they’ve been likened to hip-hop sensation Drake. Let’s start with the basics: the Dragons wear red and white; Drake is Canadian and the colours on their flag are red and white. The Red V won their most recent premiership in 2010, the same year that Drake released his debut album. The Dragons had the worst attack after seven rounds last year (59 points) but they are first in 2017 with 191, so just like Drake said, they started from the bottom but now they’re here. And if you want one last reminder why the two are so similar, we’re hearing that after their 6-1 start to the year, the Dragons have adopted Drake’s ‘YOLO’ motto – You Only Lose Once! No cracks in Cronulla’s wall Tipped by many to struggle in 2017 after tasting premiership success last year, the Sharks have shown they are the real deal with back-to-back defensive shutouts against pre-season favourites the Storm and Panthers. While they did concede a penalty goal in each of the away wins, it was the first time since the final two rounds of the 1994 season that Cronulla had held opponents tryless in consecutive matches.   Titanic strugglesThe Titans were undoubtedly the unluckiest team of the weekend to fall at the death to the Broncos. Incredibly, it was the sixth time in a row Gold Coast had lost against their neighbours when leading at half-time.It was a slightly different yet equally pertinent case of history repeating for the Knights who were held scoreless in the first half for the fourth-straight match by the Roosters.First-half field goals prove fatalWhen will teams learn? You never kick a field goal against the Bulldogs before half-time. Adam Reynolds knocked over a one-pointer in the 40th minute on Friday to give his side a 9-8 lead; the Rabbitohs never scored again. Jordan Kahu did the same thing a few weeks ago, only for the Broncos to squander a 7-0 half-time lead to go down 10-7. Brett Finch must have thought his first-half field goal in the 2004 grand final was a good idea at the time. It wasn’t. A 13-6 lead quickly evaporated and the Roosters lost 16-13. Incidentally, all of those games were played at ANZ Stadium. Weekend forecastEveryone has this theory that the Storm struggle against the Warriors, but they’ve won the past three head-to-head meetings and have also won three of the past four Anzac Day clashes, including a 42-0 thumping in 2016. The Eels and Panthers will do battle at ANZ Stadium for the first time since Round 1, 2001 when the blue and golds claimed an easy 40-4 win. Penrith have struggled at the venue in recent times, losing four straight – and 10 of their past 12 – at the Olympic stadium.last_img read more