Surabaya Mayor Risma admits to hoarding masks ‘since January’ in anticipation of COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgRisma did not disclose just how many masks her administration had been hoarding, saying she would only distribute them when the impacts of COVID-19 were felt in the city.”Later, when we have to, we will distribute them,” she said.The mayor added that only people who are sick — coughing, showing flu symptoms and have difficulty breathing — should wear masks but everyone should wash their hands frequently and immediately go to a hospital when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.Cities across Indonesia have had to deal with mask shortages for the past three weeks.Wahyu Handoko, the owner of a medical supplies store in Surakarta, Central Jakarta, said his store kept running out of masks and as a result, prices have spiked from Rp 20,000 (US$1.42) per box to around Rp 200,000.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has spoken out against hoarding as people across the country go on panic buying sprees, saying that the government and the private sector had enough food and non-food supplies, including around 50 million face masks, to meet public demand. The President has also instructed the National Police chief to crack down on individuals hoarding and reselling face masks. (ars)Topics : As regions across the country are hit with shortages and the rising price of face masks following Indonesia’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases, Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has admitted that her administration had been hoarding masks to be distributed when necessary.”Truthfully, I have been hoarding masks since January,” she said at the Tropical Disease Center of Airlangga University in Surabaya, East Java, on Tuesday as quoted by said she had instructed her staff to buy masks during the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, without informing the public to avoid panic.last_img read more

VIDEO: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The Port of Baltimore has just released this beautiful video about the Poplar Island Project, an environmental restoration scheme located in the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. The beneficial use project relies on dredged material collected from the approach channels to the Baltimore Harbor to restore lost remote island habitat within the Chesapeake Bay.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) funds 75% of the Poplar Island project and the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) funds the remaining 25%.MDOT MPA has a subcontract with the Maryland Environmental Service (MES) to perform day-to-day operations on the site.last_img read more

GALLERY: Incat Crowther-designed FSV joins Seacor Marine fleet

first_imgLouisiana-based ship manufacturer Gulf Craft has delivered an Incat Crowther-designed fast support vessel to the U.S.-based vessel owner, Seacor Marine.Images by: Incat CrowtherIncat said on Tuesday that the vessel, named Libby L. McCall, was Seacor Marine’s third vessel in a series of new monohull FSVs.According to Incat, the first two FSVs of the series were the Liam McCall and the Liam J. McCall with one more vessel under construction.The company added that Libby L. McCall featured redundancy to mitigate against downtime or loss of functionality due to mechanical complications. Five Cummins QSK 60 diesel engines coupled to Twin Disc MGX 61500 SC gearboxes provide for main propulsion power.Electrical power is derived from three Cummins QSM 11 generator sets, each producing 290 kW and offshore station-keeping and dockside maneuverability is enabled by three Thrustmaster bow thrusters each outputting 200 hp. Station keeping is enhanced through a Kongsberg DP-21 system.Specially designed gangways are also provided on each side of the vessel to provide safe boarding means to both crew and passengers.“This latest delivery is a testimony to Incat Crowther’s valued partnership with Seacor Marine and Gulf Craft, with all three parties sharing a commitment to service and a philosophy of innovation,” Incat said.Gulf Craft also built two Express Plus class of FSVs for Seacor. The two are sister vessels Najla McCall and Alya McCall with two more still under construction.Earlier this month, Seacor Marine acquired three FSVs in exchange for the private placement of 603,872 shares of its common stock to domestic U.S. holders affiliated with the McCall family of Louisiana. Seacor has operated the acquired vessels for the past ten years under a revenue sharing pooling agreement along with four of its owned FSVs of similar specification. As part of the transaction, this pooling agreement was terminated.In addition, Seacor Marine last week entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of three platform supply vessels (PSVs) from COSCO Zhoushan, an affiliate of COSCO Shipping.last_img read more

NBA referee Kirkland tests negative for coronavirus: report

first_imgNBA referee Courtney Kirkland has been cleared by doctors to depart Sacramento after coronavirus test results returned negative, ESPN reported Sunday. Loading… Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge Another Utah player, Donovan Mitchell, also tested positive for coronavirus. Kirkland, 45, was tested on Thursday and isolated himself until receiving the results. NBA commissioner Adam Silver put the league season on indefinite hiatus after Gobert tested positive, a move that was followed by every major US sports organization over the next two days. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World NBA referee Courtney Kirkland, at left talking to Portland’s Rodney Hood, has tested negative for coronavirus after a game Wednesday was postponed over concerns he might have the virus, according to a report SundayKirkland, who has officiated more than 1,200 games in 20 seasons as a league referee, has been cleared to resume all activity without restrictions, according to the report on the sports network’s website, citing unnamed sources. The news comes four days after Kirkland had been scheduled to officiate the Sacramento Kings’ home game against the New Orleans Pelicans. But the contest was postponed minutes before tipoff because Kirkland had also worked the Utah-Toronto game on Monday in Salt Lake City. The move was made in the wake of Utah All-Star center Rudy Gobert of France testing positive for COVID-19 just before a scheduled game Wednesday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ripley County Community Foundation announces new location, grant awards

first_imgTyson Community Advancement FoundationPurchase Indoor baseball/softball cages$3,000.00 Gleaners Food Bank of IndianaProvides a BackSack of food to elementary students on weekends$5,000.00 Milan 54Capital Campaign Marketing Materials$2,400.00 Milan Lions ClubChristmas Decorations$2,500.00 St. Louis SchoolWireless Microphones for drama department$2,500.00 Organization Project Amount Awarded Napoleon Community Rec & ResRestoration of Hicks office, garden, and Central House$4,700.00 Food and Grower’s AssociationTo hire an Executive Director$2,500.00 Milan SchoolsPurchase the Naviance program to support college and career readiness in students$2,500.00 South Ripley Elementary SchoolPurchase SMART board projector & seating$5,000.00 St. Paul Lutheran ChurchPreserving carved wood doors$3,655.00center_img Batesville, In. —  The Ripley County Community Foundation has announced a move from their current location at 4 South Park Avenue to 13 East George Street. The new office will open for business on December 1.Recently, the foundation awarded $49,955 to 17 local non-profit organizations in Ripley County as part of the Large Grant program. Here are the details: Versailles Fire and RescueAudio Visual Equipment$1,000.00 Batesville Area Resource CenterBuilding Renovations$5,000.00 YMCACar Seat Compliances & Playground Mats$2,700.00 South Ripley High SchoolPurchase equipment for the PLTW Biomedical Sciences Program$3,600.00 Osgood Public LibraryLibrary Improvements$3,400.00 Gibson TheaterConstruct handicap bathroom$500.00 Total $49,955.00 The large Grant Program is available one time per-year for amounts up to $5,000. The projects must meet the Foundation’s grant guidelines and policies. Organizations may apply for a large project grant and one small project grant each year. Organizations which receive a community impact grant are NOT eligible for a large grant or a small grant in the year in which they receive the community impact grant. Any funds received for a previous grant must be spent before an organization.Applications being accepted for the Small Grant program until December 1, 2017. The Small Grant program is available throughout the year for amounts up to $500. The projects must meet the Foundation’s grant guidelines and policies. Organizations may only apply for one small project grant each year; they may also apply for a large grant if they receive a small project grant.Any funds received for a previous grant must be spent before an organization may apply for another grant and all grant reporting must be current.For more information go online here or call 812-933-1098.last_img read more

Shryock takes off, takes home top cash from Tri-State Kegger

first_imgTenth starting Kelly Shryock was first to the IMCA Modified checkers at Tri-State Speedway’s Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger. The win paid $1,500. (Photo by Fujibayashi Photography)POCOLA, Okla. (April 1) – Kelly Shryock admitted to having some concerns after drawing the outside row five start in Saturday’s Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger IMCA Modified main event at Tri-State Speedway.“There were some pretty good drivers starting ahead of me. I drew 10 and thought the inside row was going to take off,” he said. “They dropped the green, I took off and I think we had the lead by lap five. It turned out to be a pretty cool win for us.”No stranger to the Pocola speedplant, Shryock took home more than a little gas money – $1,500 – for the victory. He was already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidate.Defending race winner Jeff James was a distant second and Ken Schrader took third. Rounding out the top five were Cole Traugott and Danny Womack.Traugott had started the 25-lapper from 14th.“We pitted next to Schrader. He’s a hoot,” said Shryock. “We went to Tri-State wanting to race, wanting to try out some new things on the car and wanting some warm weather. It all worked out for us.”Feature – 1. Kelly Shryock; 2. Jeff James; 3. Ken Schrader; 4. Cole Traugott; 5. Danny Womack; 6. Stephen Muilenburg; 7. Mike Hansen; 8. J.J. Andersen; 9. Kayden Menasco; 10. Kris Lloyd; 11. Jason Payton; 12. Toby Lindell; 13. Eric Beshoner; 14. Jake Davis.last_img read more

Mr. Larry William Fair

first_imgMr. Larry William Fair, age 66, of Lapeer, Michigan, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on May 29, 1952 in Madison, Indiana. He was the son of the late, Betty Jo (Bennett) Lauderbaugh. Larry was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1970 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Larry was currently employed as the Vice President and General Manager of Anand NVH North America in Imlay City, Michigan, since September 2017. Larry will be remembered for his love of vintage cars, collecting memorabilia and was a huge Purdue fan. Larry passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019, at his residence in Lapeer, Michigan.Larry will be deeply missed by his daughter, Jana K. Houston (Bart Taylor) of Jeffersonville, IN; his grandchildren, Lynk Ryan and Bailey Jo Houston of Jeffersonville, IN; his grandmother, Stella (Romans) Bennett of Vevay, IN; his sister, Nila Jean Robinson and her husband, Fritz of Daleville, IN; his niece, Katie Jo Robinson of Daleville, IN; his aunts and uncles, Gordon and Nancy Bennett of Rising Sun, IN, Janet “Peachy” and Robert Kent of Indianapolis, IN and Donna Bennett of East Enterprise, IN and his numerous cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo (Bennett) Lauderbaugh, died August 23, 1994; his grandfather, Stanley L. Bennett, died October 5, 1997 and his uncle, Wayne Bennett, died October 16, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Wenger: Szczesny has Gunners future

first_imgWojciech Szczesny has a future at Arsenal despite his impending loan move to Roma, insists manager Arsene Wenger. The Gunners boss is prepared to allow the 25-year-old goalkeeper to leave on a temporary basis, having signed Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea at the start of the summer. Wenger confirmed a season-long loan move to Roma is edging closer for Szczesny, who hit the headlines for the wrong reasons last season by reportedly being caught smoking in the showers following defeat at Southampton. Szczesny was at fault for both goals in that 2-0 loss on New Year’s Day and soon lost his place to David Ospina, having had previous form for smoking. Now he is set to leave the Emirates Stadium – but Wenger wants to see him return and believes a player he has shown faith in for some time can still produce the goods for Arsenal. “He could go on loan to Roma. We are pretty much done – it is down to paperwork,” Wenger confirmed when asked about Szczesny’s future. “As long as that is not over the line, anything can happen. Szczesny is a top-class goalkeeper we have three goalkeepers who are top. For one of the keepers, if he can play somewhere that would be good. “I believe he will have a future at Arsenal. I personally rate him highly – you do not take a boy and put him in the first team at the age of 20. “He already has huge experience. I don’t want that experience at such a young age to be wasted.” Wenger contemplated keeping Szczesny at the club for him to learn from Cech, who will start the campaign as number one following his move across London. But he ultimately decided that the Poland international requires game-time and said the signing of Cech was not due to question marks over Szczesny or Ospina. “That is a question that comes to your mind,” Wenger said when asked about retaining Szczesny. “How much can he grow with Petr Cech next to him, who is happy to share his huge experience, and how much mentally will he be able to live with the fact that he doesn’t play regularly. It is a position that, if you are number two or three, it is more difficult. “I believe that there are two aspects in a decision. Does it give you a chance to make the squad better or is it against some of the performances of your players? “In this case I was just questioning if it makes us stronger as a unit, and it has a chance to do that. It was not against Ospina or Szczesny.” Press Associationlast_img read more

MTN FA Cup: Full results of round of 32

first_imgThe MTN round of 32 recorded some majorn upsets. Hearts and Ashantigold were bundled out by lower tier sides while Kotoko overcame the poor conditions in Tumu.Below is the full results of all 16 matches.*Asokwa Deportivo 1-1 (4-2 pens.) Ashanti Gold SC*West Africa Football Academy 1-0 Karela UnitedPower Sporting 1-1 (4-5 pens.) *Wa Rockets*Samartex FC 0-0 (4-2 pens.) Hearts of Oak Real 24 Hours FC 0-2 *Asante Kotoko SCPure Joy 1-1 (6-7 pens.) *Liberty Professionals*True Democracy 1 – 0 Accra Youth*Storm Academy 1-0 Kotoku RoyalsAC Milan 1-1 (4-5 pens.) *Mighty Royals *Real Tamale United 3-2 Steadfast FC*Emmanuel FC 2-1 Inter Allies FC*Okwawu United 2-1 Dunkwa United*Sekondi Hasaacas 0-0 (7-6 pens.) Okyeman Planners*Bechem United 5-0 Liberty Babies *Elmina Sharks 0-0 (6-5 pens.) Ebusua Dwarfs*Wa All Stars 0-0 (5-4 pens.) Techiman City FC  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Photos: The most memorable moments of Rio Olympics 2016

first_imgThe Rio 2016 Olympics have provided an abundance of memorable moments. Here are some of the best – good, bad, and ugly.One photograph quickly demonstrated that the Olympic games caters for all shapes and sizes. This photo of US gymnast Ragan Smith and basketball player DeAndre Jordan swept across the internet as soon as she posted it online.Another Olympic highlight captured on social media. Lee Eun-ju of South Korea and Hong Un-jong of North Korea provided a moment of unity as the two gymnasts – from countries technically still at war with each other – posed for a smiling selfie. It wasn’t always so friendly in the swimming pool. Twitter went into meltdown after swimming legend Michael Phelps was pictured giving rival Chad le Clos a “death stare”. He was caught putting his game face on while in the warm-up area of the Olympic pool, prompting #Phelpsface to trend on Twitter.The first golden moment for the host nation – the story of Brazil’s 57kg judo champion Rafaela Silva shone a light on some of Rio’s poorest residents. From one of Rio’s toughest neighbourhoods, the so-called City of God, Silva was disqualified at London 2012 and later labelled an embarrassment. Her victory marked a fairytale rise.It wasn’t long before Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, broke into a smile, beating le Clos of South Africa in the men’s 200m butterfly final.Some suggested le Clos should have been looking where he was swimming rather than watching his rival. It was not all about the winners in the pool. Rami Anis – a swimmer for the refugee team who fled war-torn Syria in 2015 before travelling by boat across the Mediterranean Sea to Turkey – earned a standing ovation after setting a personal best in the men’s 100m freestyle.It wasn’t just the swimmers attracting all the attention. Some bored-looking lifeguards – who had been charged with watching over the best swimmers in the world – caught the attention of many people on social media. A memorable moment for a small nation. Fiji’s rugby sevens players burst into song as they celebrated winning their country’s first-ever Olympic medal – a gold – after beating Great Britain 43-7 in the final.Nineteen-year-old US gymnast Simone Biles took the Games by storm, producing a stunning performance to win the women’s all-around Olympic gold medal. She ended up taking home four gold medals and a bronze. She was even watched by Buzz Aldrin, a man who has walked on the moon.The colour of the water at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre became a major talking point, after it turned from aquatic blue to a murky green overnight. Games organisers blamed chemical levels in the water. Pictures of Egypt’s women’s beach volleyball team swept the internet, after Doaa Elghobashy took part while wearing a hijab.American swimmer Katie Ledecky dominated in the pool, taking nearly two seconds off her own world record to win the women’s 800m freestyle final in eight minutes 4.79 seconds – finishing nearly 12 seconds clear of the rest of the field. She also won the women’s 200m freestyle, the 400m freestyle and the4x200m freestyle relay. The first world record inside the Olympic Stadium went to Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, who smashed the previous record by more than 14 seconds to win gold in the women’s 10,000m.Egyptian Islam El Shehaby caused controversy when he refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Os Sasson after losing in the men’s judo. El Shehaby was roundly booed by the crowd and was later sent home from Rio, the International Olympic Committee said.Singapore’s gold medallist Joseph Schooling, who idolised Michael Phelps as a child, managed to get the better of his hero in pool, winning the 100m butterfly ahead of Phelps, Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh – who finished joint second. A photograph of a young Schooling, then just 13, with Phelps at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 quickly went viral. One of the images from the track cycling came when Laurine van Riessen, of the Netherlands, managed to avoid a nasty crash with France’s Virginie Cueff by riding up and along the barrier at the side of the track. Such was the extent of her precautionary action, she became almost horizontal.Some athletes were disappointed to miss out on gold, or with having to settle with a mere silver or bronze medal. Not Aurimas Didzbalis of Lithuania. The weightlifter celebrated pocketing a medal in the men’s 94kg with an impressive back flip.A nation gasped when he tripped and fell, but despite taking a mid-race tumble, Britain’s Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals as he retained his 10,000m title with a thrilling victory.It wasn’t all tears on the podiums. Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins instead poked out his tongue to celebrate winning the men’s cycling team pursuit – his fifth Olympic gold medal. He also became the first Briton to win eight Olympic medals.Chinese diver He Zi had just collected her silver medal in the 3m women’s springboard final when fellow diver Qin Kai entered the podium presentation. He duly got down on one knee, produced an engagement ring and proposed. She said yes.Never far from the spotlight, Jamaica sprinter Usain Bolt managed to find time to smile for the cameras while easing to a 100m semi-final victory. It prompted a flurry of internet memes. He later won the final in a time of 9.81 seconds – his third 100m crown in three Olympic Games.How do you upstage Mr Bolt? Why not break a world record less than half an hour before the great man was due to run in the 100m final? South Africa’sWayde van Niekerk shattered Olympic legend Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old 400m world record by 0.15 seconds to sensationally win Olympic gold. Apparently the credit goes to his 74-year-old great-grandmother – who happens to be his trainer.How can you forget a dancing weightlifter? Big David Katoatau, from Kiribati,threw some shapes every time he successfully made a lift. He finished sixth in the men’s 105kg Group B final but certainly kept the crowds entertained.Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas somehow managed to win a dramatic gold medal in the women’s 400m final – by diving over the line. Miller stumbled in the final stages and then lunged forward as she headed towards the track, edging out American world champion Allyson Felix to win in 49.44 seconds.Ireland’s bantamweight Michael Conlan went out of the boxing tournament in the quarter-finals – losing on points to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Conlan was furious at the verdict, which was booed by the crowd, and he vented his frustration at the judges afterwards, saying he had been “robbed” of his dream of winning Olympic gold.A golden night for Britain’s golden couple. Laura Trott first won gold in the women’s omnium – following up her victory in the women’s team pursuit.She then had to sit trackside as fiance Jason Kenny won his third gold of the games and his sixth in total in a dramatic keirin – which twice had to be restarted. One relationship, 10 Olympic gold medals. Not bad.There were tears on the podium for France’s Renaud Lavillenie, but for all the wrong reasons. The pole vault silver medallist was booed by the Rio crowd for a second time in 24 hours, having lost out to home favourite Thiago Braz da Silva in a dramatic final.One of the most bizarre stories from Rio involved American gold medal-winning swimmers and a petrol station. Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen and Jack Conger became embroiled in an international scandal over a made-up robbery. It became an Olympic mystery and resulted in a police investigation and a series of apologies.Was it fratricide? Was it brotherly love? It definitely ended well for the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, who won gold and silver in the men’s triathlon. The image of the British brothers collapsing into each other arms at the finish line will live long in Yorkshire memories.Unperturbed Bolt, once again, shows his gregarious personality by pointing in admiration at Canada’s Andre De Grasse as both men cross the line – in first and second place respectively – in the men’s 200m semi-final. Bolt went on to win the final, of course.Morolake Akinosun ploughed a lonely furrow down the home straight after the USA women’s 4x100m relay team was allowed to re-run their heat after dropping the baton. They successfully argued they had been obstructed in their first race and ran on an empty track to qualify for the final. All the extra effort was worth it as the USA went on to win the final in 41.01 seconds – the second-fastest time in history.Nick Skelton became Britain’s second-oldest Olympic gold medallist when he won the individual show jumping event. The 58-year-old, who had retired in 2000 after breaking his neck in two places, triumphed after a six-way jump-off. The only person older than Skelton to win gold for Britain was shooter Joshua Milner in 1908 – aged 61. Skelton will not beat that record as he has ruled out competing in the Tokyo Games in four years’ time.The true Olympic spirit shone out when New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin (left) and Abbey D”Agostino of the USA helped each other out after colliding in their heat of the women’s 5000m. D’Agostino tore her anterior cruciate knee ligament in the incident but both runners insisted on completing their race. They were both handed places in the final but the injury prevented the American taking part.The triple triple? The treble treble? However you dress it up, Usain Bolt has nine Olympic medals from three Olympic Games. He said victory in the 100m, the 200m and the 4x100m relay would make him “immortal”. It is hard to argue.Brazil exorcised the demons of their 7-1 defeat by Germany in the World Cup semi-final in Belo Horizonte in 2014 by beating them in a penalty shoot-out to win the Olympic gold medal. The match had finished 1-1 after extra-time and star striker Neymar, who missed the World Cup humiliation because of injury, scored during normal time before converting the decisive penalty and bursting into floods of tears.Britain’s Mo Farah completed the double double as he became only the second man, after Finland’s Lasse Viren, to retain both the 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic titles. His four gold medals make him his country’s most successful track and field athlete.After the competition, came the party as Rio produced a carnival-style closing ceremony full of music, dancing and colour.The Olympic flame was extinguished with artificial rain – on a night where there had been plenty of actual rain.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared dressed as computer game character Super Mario, with the next Olympics being held in Tokyo in 2020.last_img read more