COVID-19 clusters rise in govt offices due to lack of awareness: Minister

first_imgA lack of awareness in implementing health protocols has led to high COVID-19 transmission among employees in government offices, Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said.“As you might already know, the highest [COVID-19] clusters among offices are made up of civil servants,” he said on Tuesday. The government had actually warned civil servants to implement health protocols — such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and good hygiene — through a circular issued by his office in May, Tjahjo said.“However, supervision of the implementation is still lacking so far,” he added.Many civil servants were still seen without masks and gathered without social distancing while working in offices, Tjahjo said, adding that many offices had also yet to adjust air circulation in their buildings.The minister went on to call for authorities to implement strict supervision as he appealed for civil servants to be more disciplined in implementing health protocols. Read also: Dozens of office infection clusters emerge as Indonesia seeks to revive economyHe also suggested that offices should instruct their employees to work from home if any of the workers were found to have contracted COVID-19.The National COVID-19 task force recently revealed that office buildings had emerged as the new clusters of coronavirus transmission in the country, particularly inside those that lack ventilation or room for social distancing.In Jakarta alone, 68 distinct office clusters had been found as of July 26, which included buildings belonging to public institutions, ministries and state-owned enterprises, among other places, according to data from the Jakarta Health Agency collated by the task force.Infection clusters among employees have also emerged in other regions, such as in government offices in East Kalimantan and media companies in Surabaya, East Java.Tjahjo also repeated the government’s advice for employees to work safely in offices throughout the pandemic, including the avoidance of meetings, refraining from providing snacks or beverages during any meetings that are held and limiting these meetings to 30 minutes duration at maximum if necessary, kompas.com reported. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf’s Week, March 12 – March 18, 2017

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, March 12 – March 18, 2017 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Sunday, Governor Wolf issued an order for flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Harrisburg firefighter Lt. Dennis DeVoe. The governor attended the memorial service for Lt. DeVoe in Harrisburg on Friday.On Monday, Governor Wolf issued an emergency proclamation and travel restrictions in preparation for winter storm Stella.Fighting the opioid abuse epidemic is a top priority for Governor Wolf and, on Thursday, he hosted a joint press conference with Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris to announce new prescribing guideline recommendations for orthopedics and sports medicine.The governor also announced 216 new jobs in Montgomery county with the expansion of Cotiviti.With the release of President Trump’s proposed budget and the GOP healthcare plan, Governor Wolf issued statements on how these two proposals could harm Pennsylvanians and their communities. Governor Wolf responded to the Congressional Budget Office’s statement that 14 million people nationally would be uninsured under the GOP’s American Health Care Act.In a statement on Thursday, Governor Wolf expressed concern that President Trump’s proposed budget would cut funding for crucial programs that benefit Pennsylvania seniors, schools, and the environment.Governor Wolf’s Week, March 12 – March 18, 2017Sunday, 3/12/17Wolf Administration Prepares for Winter WeatherGovernor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Firefighter Dennis DeVoeMonday, 3/13/17Governor Wolf Announces Emergency Proclamation, Travel Restrictions Ahead of Winter StormGovernor Wolf Announces Funding Available for Volunteer Fire Companies Battling Wildfires Across the StateDisaster Emergency, 2017Governor Wolf: CBO Score Confirms Pennsylvanians Will Be Worse Off Under GOP Replacement PlanWolf Administration Outlines State Preparations for Winter StormWednesday, 3/15/17Governor Wolf Announces 216 New Jobs with Expansion of Cotiviti in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Announces 27 Keystone Grants for 27 Pennsylvania LibrariesGovernor Wolf Outlines Additional Efforts in Northeast Pennsylvania for Winter Storm Clean UpThursday, 3/16/17Governor Wolf Joins Pittsburgh Steelers Legend Franco Harris to Announce New Opioid Prescribing Guideline Recommendations for Orthopedics and Sports MedicineWolf Administration Celebrates State Investments to Support Regional Façade Program Benefitting Route 6 CommunitiesGovernor Wolf: Proposed Budget Cuts and Program Eliminations Will Harm Communities Across PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Reacts to Proposed EPA Cuts, Noting Immediate and Devastating Effects if EnactedFriday, 3/17/17Wolf Administration Announces Millions in State Investments to Support Revitalization Efforts in ErieGovernor Wolf Allocates Additional Resources for Snow Removal in Northeast PAWolf Administration Cabinet Officials Tell Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation the Proposed American Health Care Act Will Have Dire Consequences for 1.1M PennsylvaniansHighlights from The BlogGovernor Wolf Stops in Western PA to Discuss Combatting Opioid Abuse (Round-Up)Highlights from TwitterI’m going to keep fighting to protect Brian and the 700,000+ Pennsylvanians whose coverage is on the chopping block in Washington. https://t.co/FsENF4VzNE— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 16, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf March 17, 2017 Thank you for your service to PA during winter storm: @PennDOTNews, @PANationalGuard, @PAStatePolice, and local road crews & EMS. pic.twitter.com/XATvIZnEEj— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) March 15, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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St. Louis 8th Grade Girls Team At School Invitational

first_imgThe St Louis 8th grade girls basketball team competed on the St Louis Invitational on Saturday.In the morning they lost a tough game to St Bartholomew of Columbus by a score of 35 to 27 after leading most of the game. Gabi Garcia led the Cardinals with 13 points while Baylee Rohlfing had 10 points.The Cardinals bounced back in the afternoon game and defeated Benjamin-Rush by a score of 42 to 22.  Audrey Weigel led the Cardinals with 22 points while Gabi Garcia had 8 points.Submitted by STL Coach Amy Weigel.last_img read more

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Iowa Donor Network/Urbana 5 Night is June 10 at Benton County Speedway

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win at Benton County Speedway’s Sunday, June 10 Iowa Donor Network and Urbana 5 Memorial Night.The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300. IMCA Late Models complete the sanctioned portion of the program.All applicable points, including track, will be awarded in all divisions and hard charger and numerous contingency awards will be given.Along with a bike giveaway, prizes will also be given to fans.Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25 and there are no entry fees.The Iowa Donor Network will have a booth where potential tissue donors can sign up.More information is available from promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, from Brittany Usher at 319 981-5175 and at the www.jjamracing.net website.Rain date is June 17.last_img read more

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Willian strikes in frantic finale

first_img The Everton substitute was booked for his part in the melee, but Ivanovic avoided censure from referee Jonathan Moss and could face retrospective action from the Football Association. There was still time for Willian to net after Howard was unconvincing in clearing a cross as Chelsea remained seven points clear of Manchester City. It could have gone either way until a frantic final four minutes. The suspended Diego Costa scored twice in August’s 6-3 win at Goodison Park and would have relished the chances created by Chelsea, but the Blues struggled to test fit-again goalkeeper Howard. Instead it was Petr Cech who had to show his enduring quality after being selected ahead of Thibaut Courtois. He twice saved from Romelu Lukaku, the second time when the former Chelsea striker was four yards out, and Mourinho made a point of going to Cech at full-time. Mourinho, who was last month fined £25,000 for saying there was a “clear campaign” against Chelsea, continues to imply his side are unfairly treated and two decisions went in favour of Everton in the opening quarter of the contest. Chelsea might have had a fourth-minute penalty when the ball hit Steven Naismith’s arm and Everton had another reprieve when Barry fouled Juan Cuadrado and Eden Hazard in quick succession, but was booked only for the first offence. The flashpoint occurred after Nemanja Matic thought he had scored four minutes from time, only for the deflected strike to be ruled out for offside against Ivanovic, who had blocked the view of Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. Tempers flared when Gareth Barry then tripped Willian, earning a second yellow card, and Ivanovic motioned his head towards McCarthy in the resulting fracas. The FA Cup loss to Bradford gives Chelsea a rare weekend off and Costa will be available for next Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 clash at Paris St Germain following his disputed three-match suspension, before returning to aid the title tilt. Cuadrado made his full debut in a Chelsea side showing four changes following the win at Aston Villa, including a surprise switch in goal. Whether Courtois was rested or dropped was unknown, but Cech, on his fourth Premier League start this term, saved well with his foot from Lukaku after eight minutes. Chelsea had already had chances before then, the first when the peerless Matic showed force and finesse before drilling a 25-yard shot over. Cuadrado had an effort blocked soon after and the ball ricocheted back towards Naismith. The Scot appeared to move his right arm towards the ball, to block it with his upper arm from Cuadrado, but Moss was unmoved, much to the chagrin of Mourinho. Willian, playing centrally with Oscar absent as a precaution, cut in from the left before curling over. Then Barkley fed Lukaku, whose determination to impress on a stage where he found chances limited saw him snap at his shot as Cech saved. Barry shot wide soon afterwards, but then it was all Chelsea. Cuadrado fired wide across goal and Howard, after eight matches out with a calf problem, saved Loic Remy’s header. Cesar Azpilicueta was booked for a foul on Aaron Lennon, who was making his full debut after his loan move from Tottenham, as Everton played mainly on the counter. There were few chances to break, though, and any forays forward were snuffed out by the excellent Kurt Zouma. Remy fired wide before Moss showed leniency towards Barry, who was booked for a foul on Cuadrado and tugged Hazard, only to avoid a second yellow and a red. Besic, another candidate for a second yellow, was replaced by McCarthy at half-time. Hazard was felled by Seamus Coleman, who was duly booked, and then stung the hands of Howard with a near-post effort. Howard saved a Matic free-kick and then a curling Willian effort before Everton, and Lukaku, had a glorious opportunity. Bryan Oviedo’s cross found Lukaku four yards out and opposed only by Cech, who saved at point-blank range. Matic thought he had won it four minutes from time, but Ivanovic impeded Howard’s view and the officials ruled in Everton’s favour. Then Barry flicked out a leg to fell Willian and Chelsea players surrounded Moss calling for the midfielder’s dismissal. Ivanovic, McCarthy and John Stones were particularly physical with each other, and the Chelsea right-back could now be facing a ban for his over-zealous actions. There was a sting in the tail for Everton as Howard failed to punch clear and Willian drilled in the winner. Willian struck an 89th-minute winner as Chelsea beat Everton 1-0 but the Premier League leaders could face disciplinary action once more after Branislav Ivanovic appeared to headbutt James McCarthy. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Heroes’ Weekend celebration for Jamaica’s Rio Olympic stars

first_imgTHE Jamaican government is planning a special event to celebrate the success of its athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, next month.The event will be held during the National Heroes Weekend, October 15-17, said Minister of Sport Olivia Grange at a special ceremony hosted by Digicel at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston to welcome home six of the athletes on Tuesday night.The minister said further details would be made available in the coming days.Jamaica won six gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the Games mirroring the success it achieved in Beijing in 2008. The haul saw Jamaica finish third in track and field in terms of medals won and third in terms of placings.Jamaica had more than 20 athletes in finals in Rio.Among the athletes, who returned home Tuesday evening following successful campaigns at the Games and on the Diamond League circuit, were double Olympic gold medallist and Diamond League 100-metre champion Elaine Thompson; Olympic 400-metre bronze medallist and mile-relay silver medallist Shericka Jackson; Olympic mile-relay silver-medallist and Diamond League champion Stephenie-Ann McPherson; Olympic sprint-relay silver medallist Christania Williams, Julian Forte, and Megan Simmonds.The athletes are all members of the MVP Track Club, headed by Stephen Francis, who also arrived home with the contingent.President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) praised the athletes and their coach. He thanked coach Francis for the hard work he has put in over the years and expressed his gratitude on behalf of the JAAA with whom the coach has had a few run-ins over the years.He noted that the athletes present, by virtue of the number of medals they won between them, would have finished seventh on the medal table in Rio.Francis was also praised by Minister Grange, who implored him to accept a national honour, the likes of which has already been bestowed upon Glen Mills, who coaches nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. Francis has on several occasions before declined offers to accept a national honour for his outstanding work as one of the best coaches in the world.The minister also said the government was committed to putting in world class facilities befitting of a country that produces so many world class athletes.She explained that similar ceremonies were not held for other athletes who have already returned home because some preferred to slip in quietly while the Government was not aware when others had arrived.She explained that MVP track club was gracious enough to reach out to her ministry to let them know when their athletes would be arriving.last_img read more

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T&T to face full-strength Panama in key World Cup qualifier clash

first_imgPANAMA CITY, Panama (CMC) – Panama have included a number of key overseas-based players in a strong squad named to face Trinidad and Tobago in their 2018 World Cup qualifier next Friday in Port of Spain.In the lineup are midfielders Anibal Godoy and Armando Cooper, who both play in the MLS for San Jose Earthquakes and Toronto FC respectively, along with Miguel Camargo who is currently on loan at New York City FC, also in the United States top tier.Defender Roman Torres, who campaigns for Seattle Sounders in the MLS and fellow members of the back line Adolfo Machado of Houston Dynamo and Harold Cummins of San Jose are also named in head coach Dario Gomez’s 24-man squad.Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, who turns out for Dinamo Bucharest in the Romanian top flight, will also make the trip to Trinidad.Panama lie third in the CONCACAF final round of qualifiers on four points – the same as confederation giants Mexico who are second courtesy of a superior goal difference.Costa Rica top the standings with six points.Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, lie one from bottom of the six-team group without a point after losing their opening two matches and need to beat Panama in order to rescue their World Cup campaign.The game is scheduled for the Hasely Crawford Stadium.last_img read more

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Jeffrey secures first podium finish for Radical Works team

first_imgGUYANESE racers abroad continue to fly the Golden Arrowhead high with Kristian Jeffrey picking up his first podium finish under the Radical Factory banner team this weekend at Rockingham motor speedway in the MotorSport Vision Racing Club Championship Radical Challenge.The Guyanese was on the money this weekend, finishing second in the first race before a racing incident almost sidelined him for the remainder of the round.Speaking exclusively to Chronicle Sport, Jeffrey said, “There are a lot of quality drivers, especially in the top 10, ranging from ex LMP2 [Le Mans Prototype] Formula 3 champions etc. So qualifying was vital. We knew we had really good race pace.”“We qualified 6th, and managed to stay consistent and I worked my way up to Second by the end of the first race. That really boosted my confidence and had me feeling good for the weekend,” he added.Kristian Jeffrey on the charge during this weekend’s Radical Challenge in Rockingham.The two-time Caribbean champion added that his confidence came from having been in the machine for two back-to-back weekends of competition, which meant that he got more understanding of the car.“Race two I was trying to carry on the momentum. However, going into turn one I had contact in the rear of my car which caused serious damage and ended the race for me there,” Jeffrey said.“We barely got the car finished in time for the final race where I started in seventh before feeling some vibrations in the steering, after which I dropped back to 11th. We,however, recovered to finish fifth.”Summing up the weekend, the Guyanese said “All in all, it was a solid weekend; it was also really nice to share the podium with Stuart Maloney who came 3rd in race 1. I really want to thank my dad, everyone at the radical works team and genuinely everyone that continues to support me in this series.”Jeffrey heads to Budapest, Hungary for the next set of testing on that country’s Formula 1 accredited track- the Hungaroring.last_img read more

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Local GAA action

first_imgThe South Tipp senior football final between Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers fixed for today isn’t going ahead. In the County hurling league Division 5 final: Ballybacon Grange face Knockshegowna at 1.30 in Templetuohy.The County Minor B football final takes place this evening.Kilruane McDonaghs play MoyneTempletuohy/Thurles Gaels in Dr Morris Park at 7pm.last_img

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UKGC suspends Lotteries.com licence over AML concerns

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has undertaken a review into the licence of International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited, which operates lottery betting site Lotteries.com.The suspension, which is effective immediately, comes after the operator was found to be in breach of the Commission’s AML and social responsibility protocols.“We have instructed the operator to ensure that it facilitates customers’ accessing their accounts to withdraw any funds and we remain in contact with them regarding the need for clear and updated messaging for consumers.”International Multi-Media Entertainments also operates thelotterycentre.com, though this website was not one of International Multi-Media Entertainments’ domain names per its licence.Earlier this month, the UKGC imposed an interim suspension on the licence of igaming and sports betting operator Stakers.Enforcing sections 116 and 118 of the Gambling Act 2005, the UKGC ‘commenced a review’ into the Switzerland-based operator, suspending its licence while the review takes place. Share ‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June August 17, 2020 UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension August 12, 2020 EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020last_img read more

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