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The government will disburse social aid to low-income families in order to dissuade people from participating in the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), presidential spokesman Fadjroel Rachman has said.“This aid is a form of government intervention. In Greater Jakarta, we will assist 3.7 million lower-income families to help them in their daily lives as they are required to stay at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fadjroel said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday. Read also: MUI: ‘Mudik’ from virus-affected areas ‘haram’Fadjroel added that the government had included a Rp 405.1 trillion (US$ 24.5 billion) stimulus in the state budget to fight against the pandemic. Some Rp 110 trillion from the budget will be allocated to aid lower-income families with their daily necessities.Number of travelers during Idul Fitri exodus in Indonesia (JP/Hengky Wijaya)Previously, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced that he would not ban people from leaving Jakarta and asked community heads in the regions to quarantine vacationers as soon as they arrived in their respective hometowns.“[The President] underlines that there is no official ban on people participating in the mudik during the 2020 Idul Fitri holiday. The returnees, however, must self-isolate for 14 days and will be given ‘people under observation’ [ODP] status, as per World Health Organization health protocols, and will be monitored by their respective local administrations,” Fadjroel said on Thursday.Topics :
Nearly 70 percent of the state’s nursing homes are set to receive rapid test kits from the federal government in the coming weeks, after being identified as having increased risks for coronavirus infections.The Trump administration announced last month that it would be sending “point of care” COVID-19 test kits to nursing homes in hotspots.In addition, facilities the federal government considers to be at an elevated risk for outbreaks will also receive them.The government has included 24 Florida counties on its list of coronavirus hotspots. In addition, 471 of the 693 nursing homes in the state are included on the test-kit distribution list.“We estimate based on what we have seen, there will probably be over 400 facilities out of our 700 nursing homes that will receive those point of care devices,” state Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew said Thursday during a statewide phone call with health-care providers. “But they have not all yet all received those devices.”State Department of Health Secretary Scott Rivkees says he had a call with representatives from the Quidel Corp., which is manufacturing the test kits.He calls the point of care tests “highly sensitive,” although he adds they are not meant for everyone.Rivkees goes on to say the tests should be administered to symptomatic people and only those whose symptoms developed within the previous five days.“When used within that five-day period, if somebody is symptomatic, if they test negative, you don’t have to do a follow up,” Rivkees said, adding that the “sensitivity is excellent.”The move comes as Florida officials are considering whether to end a temporary ban on visitors at nursing homes that has been in place since March. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on July 14 that it planned to distribute diagnostic test instruments and tests to 2,000 facilities, also focusing on nursing homes in coronavirus hotspots and facilities determined to have an elevated risk of COVID-19 outbreaks.Soon thereafter, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma announced that the Trump administration wants to require weekly testing of nursing home staff members and “visitors” in states that have a minimum 5 percent COVID-19 positivity rate.She said that after the weekly testing, the administration would recommend that visitations resume, as long as facilities are free of the virus for two weeks.However, such a testing mandate would have to be implemented through rule, which could take several months.Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned whether weekly testing is necessary.Meanwhile, Florida has required that nursing homes and assisted living facilities test their staff members twice a month.The state has a contract with Curative to provide the testing kits. The long-term care providers receive the results within 24 hours, according to the governor.Florida’s 24 hotspot counties are Baker, Broward, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, and Volusia.
For information check out the new website.Register online or at the club this Friday October 14th at 7 p.m. The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another year on the ice.The 2016/17 season kicks off this week with open ice all week for your chance to practise up or give it a try for the first time.The Club is re-energised and ready to go, so curlers are urged to hurry out onto the ice and practice your slide into action.
Saina Nehwal may be India’s brightest medal prospects in badminton, but she will have to breach the Chinese wall to lay her hands on Olympic gold. With her recent victories in the Thailand Open and Indonesia Open Super Series she has made a strong statement. The three top Chinese players Wang Yihan, Xin Wang and Li Xuerui will be better prepared to face the Indian in London. Pullela Gopi Chand, who knows what to expect from the Chinese players, has already worked on the drawing board to prepare Saina for the surprises. In her startling career, she had upset the top Chinese players many a times, only to see them return stronger. “They always have some surprise up their sleeves against Saina,” Gopi Chand, who has been Saina’s coach since 2003, told Mail Today.”Whenever Saina has beaten the top players, they always had a change of tactics in the next meeting, so we have to be prepared for that. They know that Saina is in top form and a big threat to their chances,” he said.The biggest win Saina achieved against the Chinese recently was over Li Xuerui in the final of the Indonesia Open. Li, who was fourth in the world ranking at the time of cutoff date, has arguably been the best player this year, considering she beat world No.1 and compatriot Yihan Wang three times. In Jakarta, Saina stopped Li’s march for her second win in five meetings.”Saina played a lot of rallies in that game and was brilliant at the net. It was a gritty performance,” said Gopi Chand. Against Wang, who too is an attacking player, Saina has lost five times though she stretched her on a couple of occasions. World No.2 Wang Xin also enjoys a 4-2 record against her. Saina, however, will not meet the Chinese before the semi-finals. Unlike on international tours, the competition will be played in two stages group and knock-out. There will be 16 groups of four players each and one player from each group will progress to the knock-out round where Saina is expected to face her first big challenge, against the likes of German Juliane Schenk, Korean Ji Hyun Sung and Denmarks Tine Baun. Challenges will be aplenty but Olympics is a platform where the young shuttler will have to show her famous grit and the hunger to win.advertisement
Tottenham Hotspur’s patchy away from in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at Watford but the North London club will be pleased with a point after playing much of the second half with 10 men on Saturday.Spurs had centre back Davinson Sanchez sent off in the 52nd minute for elbowing in the face livewire winger Richarlison, whose darting runs down the left flank caused problems for the visitors all afternoon.One such raid resulted in a Tom Cleverley corner which defender Christian Kabasele headed home superbly to give Watford a 13th-minute lead, before Son Heung-min levelled with a simple close-range tap-in after Christian Eriksen’s fine low cross.FULL-TIME Watford 1-1 SpursSon cancels out Kabaseles opener but the 10-man visitors cannot prevent their winless run stretching to 4 #PL matches#WATTOT pic.twitter.com/PsRmi22ntm- Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2017The visitors were on the back foot after Sanchez was shown a straight red card and they came close to falling behind again several minutes later, as Abdoulaye Doucoure hit the post with a screaming shot from 25 metres.LEICESTER 1 – 0 BURNLEYFULL-TIME Leicester 1-0 BurnleyDemarai Gray’s first-half goal means the Foxes have two home wins this week#LEIBUR pic.twitter.com/ltitCaKtSb- Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2017Demarai Gray’s sixth-minute goal gave Leicester City a 1-0 win over Burnley.Burnley keeper Nick Pope could only push out Riyad Mahrez’s low effort straight to Gray who made no mistake from close range.The Clarets, who had won four of their last five matches, responded strongly, though, with Robbie Brady running at the Foxes defence and whipping in a series of dangerous corners. But the Irish winger had to be stretchered off in the 31st minute after going down in a challenge with Leicester defender Harry Maguire.advertisementWEST BROM 0 – 0 CRYSTAL PALACE?? A tight affair ends all square…Albion looked the more likely but couldn’t break the visitors down.?? https://t.co/wGr9ckR9BQ #WBACRY pic.twitter.com/mXYEBXxNpg- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 2, 2017Alan Pardew maintained his record of never losing his first Premier League game in charge of a club as his West Brom team were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace.Christian Benteke carved out Palace’s best chance deep in the first half, dribbling through several West Brom defenders before being denied a first goal of the season by Ben Foster’s smart save.Jay Rodriguez went close for West Brom after the break but Julian Speroni, making his 398th appearance in goal for Palace after Wayne Hennessey injured his back in the warm up, spread himself well to deny the forward from close range.Palace survived several West Brom chances late on, including a Salomon Rondon header that went just wide, and have now gone four games unbeaten to move off the bottom of the table, above Swansea City and West Ham United, who are at leaders Manchester City on Sunday.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ardiles blasts Man Utd legend Neville over Pochettino rumour-mongeringby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Spurs star and manager Ossie Ardiles has blasted pundits talking up Mauricio Pochettino’s prospects of a Manchester United move. On Sky Sports, Gary Neville and lead commentator Martin Tyler discussed the speculation surrounding Pochettino and United during Spurs’ win at Everton.And after the match, Ardiles joined several Spurs supporters in criticising Neville’s comments.Ardiles wrote on Twitter: “Very disappointing to see two professionals, Tyler and Neville, not doing what they should: Commentating about the game, and the game only.“NOT about rumours. Very disrespectful to Man Utd, his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and especially to MP and @SpursOfficial players and fans.”
Video: Virginia’s Darius Thompson Banks In Buzzer Beater To Complete Amazing Comeback vs. Wake Forest
With 1:20 left in the game, Wake Forest led No. 11 Virginia 64-54 at home. Over those final 80 seconds, the Cavaliers scored 18 points, capped off by a wild buzzer-beating bank shot by Darius Thompson, to beat the Demon Deacons 72-71. Virginia wins!! https://t.co/9SYoM5JmBv— Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) January 27, 2016FOR THE WIN! @dthomp15 finishes off an incredible comeback in Winston-Salem for @UVAMensHoops ! #WAHOOWA # pic.twitter.com/Pe2ZXsAxRW— VirginiaSportsTV (@VaSportsTV) January 27, 2016The game log is crazy.College basketball has been impossible to predict this season, and the ACC is no different. Current ACC standings: UNC D$:[email protected]/&,!3 BC— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) January 27, 2016March will be here very soon. We can’t wait.
Two former Big 12 rivals will square off in the Sweet 16 Thursday evening with an Elite Eight berth on the line. In case you missed it, the No. 3 seed Texas A&M Aggies, now of the Southeastern Conference, are in this game thanks to the largest comeback in the history of college basketball. Senior guards Alex Caruso (25 points, nine rebounds) and Danuel House (22 points, eight rebounds) spearheaded A&M’s improbable rally.Second-seeded Oklahoma, meanwhile, survived against No. 10 seed TCU, 85-81. Senior guard Buddy Hield was lights-out as usual, pouring in 36 points.The winner of this matchup will face either fourth-seeded Duke or top-seeded Oregon for the right to go to the Final Four. Date: Thursday, March 24Time: 7:37 p.m.TV Channel: TBSLocation: Anaheim, CaliforniaAnnouncers: Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForceOpening Betting Line: Oklahoma – 2Prediction: On paper, this game projects to be an outstanding one. Both sides have veteran stars and dynamic backcourts. The Sooners have the best player (Hield), while the Aggies probably have a slight advantage in size and bench scoring. An A&M win would put the program in the Elite Eight for the first time in program history, while an OU victory would clinch the Sooners’ first Elite Eight since 2009.We’re going to ride with Buddy Hield to keep Oklahoma’s season going with another huge performance.
PENTICTON, B.C. — The British Columbia Prosecution Service says murder charges have now been laid against a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people in Penticton.Spokesman Dan McLaughlin says three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder have been laid against John Brittain.The 60-year-old remains in custody and is due to appear in court in Penticton today.RCMP have said the shootings began at around 10:30 a.m. Monday when a 71-year-old man was killed outside a duplex in downtown Penticton.The suspect then drove about five kilometres to a second location where the other three people were attacked, but investigators say the motive for the shootings is still undetermined.McLaughlin says the names of the victims are currently being withheld pending notification of relatives.More coming. The Canadian Press