The patient traveled to Malaysia, which had 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, from Feb. 11 to 15.Two days after returning from Malaysia, he was admitted to RK Charitas hospital before being transferred to RSMH.Doctors at RSMH found the patient’s body temperature was below average. However, his medical record showed he had experienced a high fever.The hospital’s head of the emerging infectious diseases team, Zen Ahmad, said the hospital had experience in treating lung infections, including pneumonia. Unlike COVID-19, the common form of pneumonia is caused by bacterial infection. Patients with acute respiratory infection are normally treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit. A resident of Banyuasin regency, South Sumatra, has been put in the quarantine room of Mohammad Hosein General Hospital (RSMH) in the provincial capital of Palembang for showing symptoms of pneumonia.The hospital gave an assurance that the patient in question did not contract the novel coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. However, it stopped short of making an official diagnosis, as it was waiting for a test result.“Our initial diagnosis [of the patient] is still common pneumonia. We cannot determine whether the patient is COVID-19-positive yet, as we are still waiting for the laboratory result, which is predicted to come in two days,” RSMH acting president director Zubaedah said on Tuesday. “The patient had shown symptoms of shortness of breath before he was admitted. As of now, we can definitively say that the patient doesn’t fulfill the criteria of [being infected with] the coronavirus,” Zen said.Read also: Suspected COVID-19 patient in Maluku tests negative“Once the result comes out as negative, he will undergo the usual treatment,” Zen said. South Sumatra Health Agency surveillance department head Yusri said his office had been observing 31 people who came in through Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport, Palembang, since Jan. 31.They were placed in quarantine for showing symptoms of the virus. After 14 days, they were all declared at least relatively stable.“As of today, none of them tested positive for COVID-19, although some of them had suffered from the common cold. Eleven of the 31 people put under our observation have been declared safe, while the remaining 20 are still being observed,” Yusri said. (dpk)Topics :
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.Chinese authorities said the mainland had 397 new confirmed cases on Friday, down from 889 a day earlier. The numbers surged elsewhere, though, with outbreaks worsening in South Korea, Iran, Italy and Lebanon.In South Korea, authorities said on Saturday the number of new infections had doubled to 433, and suggested the tally could rise significantly as more than 1,000 people who attended a church at the centre of the outbreak reported flu-like symptoms. The World Health Organization welcomed the reported decline in new Chinese cases, but said it was concerned about the number of new infections elsewhere with no clear link to China such as travel history or contact with a confirmed case.”Our biggest concern continues to be the potential for COVID-19 (the new virus) to spread in countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.The U.N. agency is calling for $675 million to support most vulnerable countries, he said, adding 13 countries in Africa are seen as a priority because of their links to China.In total, China has reported 75,569 cases to the WHO, and 2,239 deaths, Tedros said. According to available data, the disease remains mild in 80% of patients, and severe or critical in 20%. The virus has been fatal in 2% of reported cases. The disease has spread to some 26 countries and territories outside mainland China, killing 13 people, according to a Reuters tally.’BLUE WHALE’ ARRIVESThe latest Chinese figures showed only 31 of the new cases on Friday were outside of the virus epicentre of Hubei province, the lowest number since the National Health Commission started compiling nationwide data a month ago.But new, albeit isolated findings about the coronavirus could complicate efforts to thwart it, including the Hubei government’s announcement on Saturday that an elderly man took 27 days to show symptoms after infection, almost twice the presumed 14-day incubation period.That follows Chinese scientists reporting that a woman from Wuhan had travelled 400 miles (675 km) and infected five relatives without showing signs of infection.State television showed the arrival in Wuhan of the “blue whale” on Saturday, the first of seven river cruise ships it is bringing in to house medical workers, tens of thousands of which have been sent to Hubei to contain the virus.Social media users posted footage and images of some malls reopening, including in the cities of Wuxi, Hangzhou and in Gansu province. Shoppers queued in near-empty streets outside for mandatory temperature checks as trickles of customers in masks perused luxury goods shops and makeup counters.Iran, which had no reported cases earlier this week, has now detected 10 new cases of coronavirus, taking the number to 28 infections and five deaths.Japan, which confirmed 14 new cases on Saturday, faces growing questions about whether it is doing enough to contain its outbreak and whether the virus could disrupt this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Organisers postponed the start of training for volunteers as a precaution.FINANCIAL FEARSFinancial leaders sought to soothe investors’ fears over the outbreak, which has roiled global markets, with equities sliding on Friday.Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday the yen’s recent declines were largely driven by a strong dollar, shrugging off some market views that the virus epidemic is triggering an outflow of funds from Asia.Senior Chinese central bank officials, meanwhile, played down worries about the potential damage to the world’s second-largest economy, saying the country’s financial system and currency were resilient.Chen Yulu, a deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, said policymakers had plenty of tools to support the economy, and were confident of winning the war against the epidemic.”We believe that after this epidemic is over, pent-up demand for consumption and investment will be fully released, and China’s economy will rebound swiftly,” Chen told state TV.China has recently cut several key lending rates and has urged banks to extend cheap loans to the companies that are struggling to resume production and are running out of cash.The transport ministry said businesses would resume operations on a larger scale later this month and said more roads, waterways and ports were returning to normal.However, transport restrictions remain in many areas and while more firms are reopening, the limited data available suggests manufacturing is still at weak levels, with disruptions starting to spillover into global supply chains.Some analysts believe China’s economy could contract in the first quarter from the previous three months due to the combined supply and demand shocks caused by the epidemic and government containment measures.Topics :
Share Sharing is caring! 96 Views no discussions PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Regional carrier Caribbean Airlines has announced plans to introduce free wireless in-flight entertainment on its Boeing 737-800 fleetThe new service — Caribbean View, will allow passengers to stream movies, television programmes, games, magazines and more Caribbean content to their personal devices via a browser using Bluebox Aviation Systems’ Bluebox Wow platform.“Caribbean Airlines is focused on enhancing the customer experience, and we are excited to introduce “Caribbean View” as part of our in-flight entertainment package. The wireless service will be free to all Caribbean Airlines passengers and the Bluebox Wow platform gives us the quality we want to deliver, in a flexible solution that fits our service upgrade plans,” said Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera.“We’re extremely pleased that Caribbean Airlines has selected Bluebox Wow for engaging its passengers,” said Kevin Clark, Bluebox chief executive officer.“Bluebox Wow offers a powerful and flexible proposition that will ensure Caribbean Airlines can deliver a fresh and vibrant service that is extremely easy for passengers to access, two things we know are important to an engaging IFE service.”Bluebox Wow will be deployed across Caribbean Airlines fleet of 12 Boeing B737-800 aircraft, on flights over two hours and above 10,000 feet. Tweet Share BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Caribbean Airlines to introduce free wireless in-flight entertainment by: – June 29, 2018 Share
Tweet 26 Views no discussions LocalNews Employment ministry pledges support for workplace safety policy by: – June 27, 2012 Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Employment, Ruth Allport. The ministry with responsibility for employment through its permanent secretary has pledged support to the development of a national policy on occupational health and safety.On Tuesday, the Environmental Health Department within the Ministry of Health held a one day symposium on occupational health and safety, in an effort to develop a national strategy for the implementation of activities which promote workplace safety and health.Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Employment, Ruth Allport, told that symposium, such policy has the full support of her ministry so as to create a culture of health and safety within workplaces on the island.“In the Ministry of Employment, we pledge our support to the development and implementation of the strategic plan for occupational health and safety, which is expected to exert a strong influence on changing the culture of health and safety in the workplace”. Allport further noted that the ministry will support the policy based on their obligations stipulated in the Employment Safety Act, as well as the belief that health and safety within the workplace is of paramount importance.“With the global trend of increasing hours spent at the workplace, the importance of protecting and promoting health at the workplace, is becoming pivotal to a fully, functional national economy. As such, the legal mandate of the Employment Safety Act is brought shapely into focus and employers need to be fully responsive, not only to the legal requirement to protect the health and safety and welfare of their employees, and the other people who might be affected by their businesses, but also with the moral responsibility to do so”. There are several “fundamental principles” which can affect productivity, she said, thus the workplace should not be a contributing factor to this. “Many of the factors which affect workers health can reduce productivity. These factors include physical activity at work, workplace stress exacerbated by opportunities for self expression and work life balance”. She also noted that the ministry of employment is “ready to collaborate” with agencies responsible for health and safety at the workplace, as well as to meet its obligations under the Employer’s Safety Act. “I also urge other employers to do the same, thus ensuring that workers are protected in the conduct of their duties. The worker is the most important resource in any organization, a resource which must be protected and cherished to ensure the organization’s sustainability and contribution to national development,” she concluded. Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share Share
Both DJs agree that being fans of their clubs makes it easier for them when it comes to representing the mood of the crowd.“I’ve been to the Maracana before, so I have experience of what it’s like to be in the stands, and that makes it pretty easy,” says Scheleger.“The fans have a specific chant for different parts of the game. When they celebrate, there is a specific chant. When we concede a goal, there’s another one so that the team doesn’t collapse.”– ‘A huge void’ –Fluminense DJ Franklin Scheleger says he’s excited to effectively “be the voice of thousands of people” Scheleger, 29, used to host events organized by the club, but now he is tasked with making up for the absence of Fluminense’s famously noisy fans by blasting out their recorded cheers and chants at home games. “I am very honored to represent the supporters of my favorite team, it’s an incredible feeling. Indescribable!” he says. Deprived of their supporters, Brazilian clubs are relying on DJs not so much to recreate the incandescent atmosphere of the games – that would be impossible – but to help their team forget the closed-door nature of football after authorities banned crowds to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Marcos Costi, 38, mixes the sound for Sao Paulo-based Palmeiras, the most successful club in Brazilian football.“When Palmeiras is on the attack, I turn up the sound. During the penalty shootout in the Sao Paulo championship final against Corinthians, when our opponents were about to take their kicks, I cranked up the volume to try to disturb them somehow,” he said.It’s hard to say whether Costi’s ploy really had an effect, but Palmeiras beat their arch-rivals and won the 365th edition of the Paulista derby last month, 4-3 on penalties.Fluminense DJ Franklin Scheleger says that being a fan of the football club makes it easier for him when it comes to representing the mood of the crowd Deprived of their supporters, Brazilian clubs are relying on DJs to help their team forget the closed-door nature of football after authorities banned crowds to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Read Also: Anthony Joshua: I’m not afraid of Tyson FuryHis counterpart from Fluminense, Scheleger, says he’s excited to effectively “be the voice of thousands of people.”But the pandemic nonetheless hangs heavy over football in Brazil, one of the world’s worst-affected countries.“It’s a bit confusing. I feel privileged to be the only fan that can be in the stadium, but at the same time it’s sad, because a stadium without supporters is one of the saddest things that can exist,” Costi said.“There’s a huge void. A mixture of joy to be there and sadness.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Costi explains that he works with a library of 15 different types of crowd noises recorded by the club’s TV channel in pre-Covid times.“I’ve always been a fan of Palmeiras, and I know what the fans would sing or how they would behave in any given situation. Of course, that’s my take, but I think it’s close to reality,” he said.He admits he has pumped up the volume a little too high at times.“Once, the club itself asked me to turn down the sound a little because the players couldn’t hear the instructions from the coach!” Loading… Brazil’s top soccer clubs are employing the services of DJs to pump up the volume to support their players and help mask the eerie silence of coronavirus-era empty stadiums. According to AFP report, DJ Franklin Scheleger sets the mood for Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense, who play their home games at the legendary Maracana, where in the absence of fans the vast stands would otherwise echo with the shouts of players or coaches. “The challenge is to be connected with the action,” says Scheleger as he works a sound deck high up the stands.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?
Sweden’s David Lingmerth was the surprise leader of the £6.1million Players Championship when play was suspended due to darkness during the third round at Sawgrass. Press Association At 12 under par he was two ahead of Stenson – who had played 16 holes – and the final pairing of Garcia and Woods, who were on the 15th. The clubhouse target had been set at nine under several hours earlier by veteran Jeff Maggert, the 49-year-old completing a 66 just before the initial stoppage, with England’s David Lynn a shot behind after a second consecutive 68. It had been hoped that the pairing of Garcia and Woods would provide some fireworks on the course, but the biggest talking point of the day looked to have cemented the somewhat cool relationship between the pair. After a regulation par at the first to maintain his one-shot overnight lead, Garcia had found the middle of the second fairway while Woods pulled his tee shot into the trees. Garcia then sliced his second shot wildly into trouble and instantly looked round accusingly as if he had been disturbed by some noise from the gallery. And speaking during the weather delay, the Spaniard told NBC: “Well, obviously Tiger was on the left and it was my shot to hit. He moved all of the crowd that he needed to move, I waited for that. “I wouldn’t say that he didn’t see that I was ready, but you do have a feel when the other guy is going to hit and right as I was in the top of the backswing, I think he must have pulled like a five-wood or a three-wood and obviously everybody started screaming. So that didn’t help very much. But it was unfortunate because – I mean I might have hit it there if nothing happens, you never know – but if I hit a good shot there and maybe make birdie, it gets my day started in a bit of a different way.” Garcia ended up making a bogey six to a birdie four from Woods on the second, but the world number one’s lead proved brief as he three-putted the par-three third. Woods then had to scramble to save par on the fourth and sixth and failed to find any further birdies as he struggled to adapt to the speed of the greens. Told about Garcia’s comments, Woods told reporters it was “not real surprising he’s complaining about something”. And in response to that, Garcia said: “That’s fine. At least I’m true to myself. I know what I’m doing. He can do whatever he wants.” A delay of almost two hours due to the threat of lightning meant play could not be completed on schedule, with Lingmerth left to sleep on a two-shot lead over Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson, with a daunting tee shot on the 18th to come on Sunday morning. The 25-year-old had been on the verge of contention throughout the day, but vaulted to the top of the leaderboard with an eagle on the 16th and birdie on the 17th, the latter coming after the siren had sounded to indicate the end of play.
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaMoves to restore the dignity of the National Stadium in Lagos abandoned for over a decade has began with the inauguration of a Ministerial Task Force to drive the rehabilitations of the edifice.Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said the committee has a mandate to help government commence the initial steps to bring back the lost glory of the edifice. “The National Stadium in Lagos holds a lot of fond memories for our sportsmen and sportswomen and indeed millions of Nigerians.“Government shall no longer allow our sporting infrastructure to lie waste. President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to completing abandoned infrastructure and also maintaining the ones that have deteriorated.“The Moshood Abiola, Ahmadu Bello and Obafemi Awolowo stadiums shall be restored and made available to serve our athletes.“Through a robust Public and Private Partnership (PPP) model of concession and the Adopt-a-Sports Centre Initiative, these stadiums are set to enjoy some new lease of life..“The concession process of the Athletes’ Hostel in Abuja and the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos as approved by the federal government is now on a fast track.“Before the process is complete, we need to restore sanity to a place like the National Stadium in Surulere. So, the work of the task force is cut out.“In the past, we had interlopers, now it is going to be fixed to serve our teeming youth. The task force will carry out its assignment according to the law of the land.”The terms of reference of the committee include; carry out audit of approved tenants; Verify details of tenancy agreement; Come up with list of all approved and unapproved physical structures; and approved constructions; List of all squatters and their businesses; Carry out a detailed analysis of all revenue generated at the stadium and take inventory of all shops and businesses within the stadium premises.The committee headed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of You and Sports, Gabriel Aduda, is made up of 13 members drawn from the Ministry and the organized private sector and with the full compliments of security agencies.The committee has three weeks to complete its assignment.In January this year, the Minister directed the facilities department to issues forms to all occupants of the stadium to provide important information about their businesses and activities within the facility.This documentation will form the major working document of the task force.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sunday-Dare
Ashton Broyld left his mark in the Carrier Dome just two months ago as a quarterback.In throwing for one touchdown and rushing for two, the playmaking quarterback led his Rochester area Rush-Henrietta High School to a New York State Championship on the Syracuse University campus. One month later, he gave his verbal commitment to play for the Orange.It’s a commitment he backed with a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday. And he chose SU because of a commitment Orange head coach Doug Marrone made. He vowed to give the athlete a shot at being a quarterback first.‘I was most comfortable with them, and I felt like it was the place for me,’ Broyld said Wednesday.Broyld is one of 27 recruits who make up Syracuse’s signing day Class of 2011. Thirteen of SU’s commits are three-star recruits, according to Scout.com, placing the Orange’s class fourth in the Big East and 49th in the nation. Marrone said Wednesday there is one more player whose status will be decided in 10-12 days, but he could not disclose any further information.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut among the 27 already signed to play for SU, there’s one constant. And it’s a constant Marrone deliberately set out to reel in.Versatility.‘We’ve had great success here at Syracuse when players who haven’t performed well at one position will move to another,’ Marrone said in his press conference Wednesday. ‘We’ve seen that this year with Doug Hogue and Derrell Smith.’Broyld embodies the versatility Marrone wanted in this year’s commits. He may be coming in as a quarterback, but most schools recruited Broyld for another position, whether it was linebacker, safety or somewhere else.Another athletic quarterback, Terrel Hunt, also signed on to play for SU on Wednesday, and he is in the same boat. Hunt is a star point guard for his high school, Christ the King (N.Y.), and is not just a quarterback but an all-around athlete.Marrone brought them into Syracuse, though, because he’s giving them a shot to play quarterback first. He said his commits have the understanding they will play wherever it fits the team best as a whole.‘The players could come in and play the position they want to play and play it well enough for us to win, then they’re locked into that position,’ Marrone said. ‘That’s what’s great about the players we bring into Syracuse.‘We’re upfront with them, they understand that this is the position they’d like to excel in, but (they say) ‘Coach, whatever position will help our team win, that’s what I want to play.”In addition to the two playmakers at quarterback, Marrone brought in plenty of wide receiver recruits who could end up playing multiple positions. Brandon Reddish, Durell Eskridge and Dyshawn Davis were all standout wide receivers in high school and prep school this past season but are listed as defensive backs by Syracuse. All of these players can be dangerous in the return game as well.Same goes for Jeremiah Kobena, a wide receiver out of Milford Academy who has the potential to play nearly anywhere.‘I don’t know how many places they can play him, they’re going to have to find what’s the best fit for them,’ said Bill Chaplick, Kobena and Davis’ coach at Milford.The Syracuse offense in 2010 struggled to find playmakers, and at times the offense looked anemic. Marrone said Wednesday his No. 1 goal for this year’s recruiting haul was to bring in speed.Kobena brings plenty of speed. As does Reddish, whether he ends up at wide receiver or defensive back. Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said Reddish is the ‘most dynamic player in the class.’There’s also Adonis Ameen-Moore, a highly regarded running back out of Colorado who was named Second Team All-American by Rivals.com. Ameen-Moore is a player who hopes to earn playing time right away, especially with the question marks surrounding the running back position for SU.‘Of course I’m going to want that,’ he said. ‘Hopefully if I do, I can contribute to the team pretty early to fill in the footsteps of Delone Carter.’Ten of the 27 recruits Marrone brought in have the potential to play quarterback, running back or wide receiver. It is a testament to Marrone and his recruiting coordinator, Greg Adkins, and their desire to bring in commits who are fast, athletic and provide raw talent.They saw Broyld’s talent up close at the state championship at the end of November. The quarterback also played safety in the title game and made some key defensive plays to preserve the victory.And whether he’s playing quarterback, safety or any other position on the football field for the Orange, Adkins believes he can do what he did in his Dome debut for Rush-Henrietta.‘Anyone who saw him play in the Dome can tell that he has a lot of talent,’ Adkins said. ‘(Broyld and Hunt) are both great players. We expect them to be quarterbacks. If they can’t be, we will move them to some other place.’firstname.lastname@example.org Published on February 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: email@example.com | @mark_cooperjr Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
World number one Rory McIlroy is on 2-under The tournament has now been reduced to a 54-hole tournament, with Peter Lawrie and Kevin Phelan among the Irish players in the field.Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington is the leading Irishman going into the second round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.The three-time Major winner carded an impressive 4-under par 68 for his opening round at Bay Hill to sit just two shots off the lead.
Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Major industry supplier Playtech has pulled off an audacious move with an agreement to purchase Italian bookmaker Snaitech. The initial deal will see Playtech acquire 70.6% of the operator after which it will be compelled to make a mandatory takeover offer for all the remaining shares.Commenting on the transaction, Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer of Playtech said: “The acquisition of Snaitech represents the continuation of our strategy to invest in leading retail brands in fast growing, regulated markets. The acquisition delivers the Board’s strategic objective to improve the quality and diversification of Group revenue, whilst delivering exposure to high growth end markets, by utilising the strength of Playtech’s balance sheet.“Playtech has always been at the forefront of its industry and the acquisition offers the opportunity to create a vertically integrated B2B2C operator in Europe’s largest gambling market, delivering significant value to shareholders.”Fabio SchiavolinFabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive Officer of Snaitech, added: “This acquisition reflects Snaitech’s position as one of the leading and best known brands in Italy and delivers meaningful value to our shareholders. The combination of Playtech’s technology and experience in Italy with Snaitech’s powerful brand mean we will be better able to capture the online opportunity in the fast growing and dynamic Italian market. We are pleased to be joining the Playtech team and look to the future with confidence and excitement.”In 2017, Snaitech generated revenue and EBITDA of €890 million and €136 million respectively. The total purchase enterprise value is €846 million with implied EV/EBITDA (pre-synergies) of 6.2x.Playtech claims the deal will create a vertically integrated retail and online Italian gaming business that will control its own technology across all products and verticals from land-based to online and is in line with Playtech’s strategy to invest in profitable, highly cash generative businesses with strong management, similar DNA and attractive financial returns.It added that Snaitech significantly enhances Playtech’s revenue mix towards regulated markets, with 78% of the enlarged group’s 2017 pro-forma revenues from regulated markets. and comes with an experienced management team with a successful operational and financial track record who will remain with Playtech post acquisition. TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles