86 doctors have died of COVID-19 in Indonesia so far

first_imgAmong them are a professor at Gadjah Mada University medical school, Iwan Dwi Prahasto, as well as professors from the University of Indonesia’s public health school, Bambang Sutrisna and Nasrin Kodim. Halik said in his previous report in early August that the majority of the doctors were relatively young, ranging between 28 and 39 years old.They generally had comorbidities, but some of them had no comorbidities at all.Indonesia had recorded a total of 147,211 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, an increase of 2,266 from the previous day. The number of fatalities reached 6,418.The increasing number of cases and deaths showed that the outbreak in the country had yet to be put under control, Halik previously said.”The government should focus on restoring public health […] It should optimize testing, tracing, isolating and treatment in all regions.” (vny)Topics : The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) revealed that at least 86 doctors had died of COVID-19 since the new coronavirus began wreaking havoc in the country.They either died after testing positive for the disease or while under surveillance, kompas.com reported.”Here are the doctors who succumbed to COVID-19 in Indonesia from March to August,” IDI spokesperson Halik Malik said on Friday, before listing the names.last_img read more

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Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011

first_img 44 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday August 19th 2011 by: – August 19, 2011center_img Share Share Dominica’s whales to be featured in BBC1 documentaryDominica’s whales are being featured in a BBC1 documentary entitled Ocean Giants. The documentary is being aired as a three part series, the first of which was aired on August 14, 2011. Episode 2 entitled Deep Thinkers will be aired at 9 pm on August 21; while Episode 3, Voices of the Sea will be shown at 9 pm on BBC1. The documentary was filmed by two of the world’s top underwater cameramen, Doug Allen – Planet Earth’s polar specialist; and Didier Noirot – Cousteau’s frontline cameraman. The feature on Dominica’s whales was filmed in September 2010 off the coast of Dominica with whale expert Shane Gero and local guides Andrew Armour and Pernell Francis.Dominican student places 2nd in FCCA Essay Contest North East Comprehensive School student Medina Tyson is the second place winner in the senior division of the 2011 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Essay Contest. The theme of the contest was: “What does sustainable tourism mean to your destination?” The FCCA Essay competition is held annually and seeks to promote and stimulate awareness among Caribbean students while serving as a medium for creativity. This year’s essay contest attracted entries from approximately 19 nations including St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica’s participation in this year’s competition was coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority with support from the Ministries of Tourism and Education. As the second place winner in her age group, Medina will be awarded a cash scholarship of US $1,500 and the North East Comprehensive School will receive a monetary award of US $1,500.Dominica participates in meeting to discuss common tourism policy for the OECSThe Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) represented Dominica at the 2nd workshop to review plans for the development of a common tourism policy for OECS Member States. The meeting was held at the Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua & Barbuda from August 17 – 18, 2011. Ms. Kathleen Cuffy, Head of Product Development at DDA and Mr. Daniel Reid, Chief Technical Officer(Ag) of the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs, participated the meeting which was well attended by all OECS Member States. The first meeting was held in March 2011 where priority areas for the common tourism policy were identified which includes transportation, tourism awareness, product development, customs and immigration procedures, environmental and cultural sustainability and sustainable financing. Technical assistance for the workshop was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The common tourism policy for OECS Member States is expected to be finalized by August 31, 2011.Dominica to participate in the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism OrganizationThe winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress, Kitwanie Carbon of the Convent High School will represent Dominica at the Tourism Youth Congress organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The Youth Congress takes place in St. Martin on September 17, and forms part of CTO’s annual State of the Industry conference. The Youth Congress is structured to mirror a CTO Board of Directors meeting. Its main aim is to stimulate greater awareness and excitement about tourism among young people by allowing them to research varius topics pertaining to the industry and to share their ideas and vision for the future of Caribbean tourism. Students will be given 3 minutes to express their views on one of three topics and will have 1 minute to respond to a mystery topic. Kitwanie will travel to St. Martin accompanied by a chaperone on September 15. While in St. Martin she will attend CTO’s State of the Industry conference and participate in other educational activities. The Minister for Tourisma and Director of Tourism are also expected to attend the conference.Dominica listed among World’s 10 Ethical DestinationsDominica was listed as one of top 10 ethical destinations in the world. “The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations’’ is released annually by Ethical Traveler, a project of the Earth Island Institute based in California. The list is compiled to encourage travelers to visit countries that do right by their citizens. Argentina, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Latvia, Lithuania, Palau, Poland, and Uruguay were also listed for their commitment over the past year to environmental protection, social welfare, and human rights. Ethical Traveler determines the list with the help of volunteer researchers and journalists. Together they evaluate countries’ ethical practices based on a variety of indices and scores from organizations, including UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank. Dominica was recognized for leadership in environmental protection, as the island received Green Globe certification for sustainable ecotourism in 2010.Dominica participates in understudy of trail in the United KingdomStaff of the Discover Dominica Authority, Waitukubuli National Trail Project Management Unit, and the Forestry Division will understudy the management of the Pennine Way Trail in the United Kingdom from August 22- 26, 2011. This trail was selected since the WNT was developed using a similar structure as that on the Pennine Way. The trail study will feature management of a world heritage site, erosion control, safety and mountain rescue, accommodation and ancillary facilities, trail events and policy.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

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Leising meets with Farm Bureau members

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising met with members of Ripley County Farm Bureau at the Statehouse this week. The group discussed issues facing Senate District 42 and agriculture-related legislation moving through the General Assembly.last_img

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Juventus open talks to sign Valencia star

first_imgTorres has enjoyed an excellent campaign at Los Che but his contract expires in the summer of 2021 and his future is now said to be in doubt.The 20-year-old penned a new contract with Los Che in April 2018 in a deal which runs through until next summer with a reported €100m release clause, although due to the expiration date on the deal the Spanish club may lower this value.Valencia are said to be hopeful of tieing the highly-rated winger Torres down to a new deal to ward off interest from clubs, including Barcelona and Real Madrid – whose interest was outlined in a report in Diario AS this December.“I hope Ferran can stay at our club for a very long time,” then Valencia boss Albert Celades – who was sacked on Monday – was cited as saying in February by Superdeporte.“He is a player from our club and he feels it, that is always a big deal. I hope an agreement can soon be reached with Ferran.”Torres made his first team debut in November 2017 and has made 80 senior appearances for the club since, becoming a regular under Marcelino Garcia Toral and then Albert Celades.Valencia winger Ferran TorresRead Also: Chelsea, Man Utd blocking Moses, Sanchez loan deals over Europe fearsThe winger starred in the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Armenia last year, netting both goals in a 2-0 final victory over Portugal and is now a member of the Under-21 side.It is claimed that Madrid have been interested in Torres since his pre-teen days at the Mestalla and could make their move again this year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus have opened negotiations to sign highly-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres this summer, report Onda Cero.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

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Coventry sign former England international Joe Cole on free transfer

first_img The former England international has penned a deal until the end of the season after being on loan at the Ricoh Arena since October. Cole, 34, won the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup three times with Chelsea and earned 56 caps for his country. Coventry have signed Joe Cole on a free transfer from Aston Villa. The midfielder has made seven appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring once, and boss Tony Mowbray has praised his impact for the Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls. Mowbray told the club’s official site: “Since he joined the club, I’ve really enjoyed working with Joe and delighted to see him sign on for the rest of the season. “Our staff have worked hard with him to build up his fitness and physicality, and we’ve seen Joe really buy into what we’re trying to do here. “He’s great to have around the dressing room and the rest of the squad feed off his experience, and I’m sure it’ll have a positive impact on our younger players as well. “I only see his performances for the club getting better and he is a fantastic option to have from now until the end of the season.” Cole played 16 times for Villa after a switch from West Ham in 2014 following his second spell at Upton Park but had only made once appearance for them this season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Boca Raton Man Faces New Charges After Fight Victim Dies

first_imgA Boca Raton man who was originally charged with aggravated battery is facing new counts.Police say Santiago Jaime-Velasquez punched a man in the face last week during a fight at an apartment complex on SW 7th Street.The victim later died from his injuries.A witness told police that he also saw Jaime-Velasquez kick the victim in the head.According to police, the victim regained consciousness and walked through a cemetery before falling unconscious again. Doctors treated the man for a brain bleed and put him on life support.Authorities have upgraded the charges to negligent manslaughter.The victim has not been identified.last_img read more

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Shaq Helps Stranded Motorist in Gainesville

first_imgThe Diesel stopped to help a motorist who broke down along I-75 in Gainesville.The NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal, reportedly has a house in north Florida.Shaq, who is a towering 7 feet tall, was spotted comforting the motorists while and waited for police to arrive.Shaq is also a police officer. He’s previously served as a reserve officer in Miami Beach and Golden Beach in Florida as well as in LA and Arizona.In 2018 in Los Angeles, Shaq pulled over to assist a man who had just been in a car wreck.last_img read more

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USG continues to push platform points

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate introduced a proposal that will recommend USC add a two- to four-day fall break in October at its Tuesday meeting, one of many proposals USG leaders plan to push for in the upcoming semester.Smoking · The Senate passed a resolution that recommended the university clarify smoking policy but not pass a ban on smoking. – Katherine Montgomery | Daily Trojan With their term more than halfway complete, USG leaders plan to continue working on several other projects, especially adding tram shelters, increasing Ronald Tutor Campus Center hours and creating a resource center for transfer students.USG president Monish Tyagi said it takes time to accomplish these projects because they require coordination from different campus departments, which each have different abilities to allocate resources.Tyagi said USG will achieve their second semester goals by building upon what he considers to be the organization’s greatest achievement this semester: fostering stronger relationships with administrators and students.At the start of the year, Tyagi and USG Vice President Logan Lachman arranged one-on-one meetings with administrators, which established the relationships they needed to discuss smoking policy, bike policy and stainability issues.“We focused on building those relationships early on in the year and [relying] on them as the year went on,” Tyagi said.Tyagi said, as a result of the open dialogue, the administration has been willing to work with USG in possibly extending campus center hours.“We could see that project come to fruition, hopefully, in the spring,” Tyagi said.Despite success in developing key relationships, several proposals, such as the installation of tram centers and more ATMs on campus, are currently stalled or still in the early stages, as the parties involved work to settle issues with logistics and funding.While USG has been advocating the creation of tram shelters at USC shuttle stops, funding issues have delayed the project.“There are a lot of hoops you have to jump through in terms of space, funding and timing,” Tyagi said. “We are trying to figure out where funding is going to come from for that.”The same is true with the installation of more ATMs on campus, a project that is still in the planning stages. Tyagi said contracts and other details must be worked out before the proposal can proceed.Another goal of Tyagi’s administration was to continue to increase USG’s presence on campus through surveys, forums, social media and the USG website.Tyagi said the annual Council of Presidents event, which was attended this year by nearly 100 student leaders and President C. L. Max Nikias, displayed the strength of relationships USG aims to create through its lobbying efforts.“That was a great capstone event for some of the relationships we have been able to form this year with students and administrators,” Tyagi said.Despite the effort to make the organization more transparent, some students said they feel USG does not effectively communicate its advocacy efforts to students.“I know they work hard, but I don’t think they inform us about what they are actually doing,” said Isabel Espinosa, a senior majoring in international relations and economics.USG wants to develop a resource center for transfer students, but because they are unlikely to find a physical space, Tyagi said USG will work to create an online resource center by compiling information about different aspects of the university, ranging from housing to class registration.“There’s a big need [to better inform transfer students] on campus, and I would like to see that achieved before we are out of office.” Tyagi said.Lachman said the USG Senate will play a role in helping the organization achieve its goals next semester by passing resolutions, which formally communicate the student body’s opinion to the administration.Future planned resolutions include creating a campus activities calendar and one to encourage the university to use fair trade practices, Senator Pro Tempore Vinnie Prasad said.Though the senate has passed fewer resolutions than in past years, Lachman said they should be evaluated on the quality of those resolutions, not the amount. USG recently passed a resolution advocating for the clarification of smoking policy, which Lachman said was well received by the administration.With the current USG term winding down and elections in February, Tyagi said his administration will continue working to meet its goals.“The year’s not over,” Tyagi said. “It can easily look like this is the end of the year, but we still have a lot of work ahead.”last_img read more

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Trojans can still ink top recruits on Signing Day

first_imgWith National Signing Day quickly approaching for the USC football program, there are still several highly rated prospects that are undecided. Just a few days before Signing Day, USC already has 20 committed recruits and according to Rivals.com, boasts the second-best recruiting class behind Alabama. The main recruit left for the Trojans to secure is five-star cornerback Iman Marshall.Marshall is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound from Long Beach Poly, who had a tremendous senior season with 85 total tackles and 16 pass break-ups. He even played a little offense, accumulating 315 yards and eight touchdowns. In his final season, Marshall led the Jackrabbits to an 11-2 record but they ultimately lost to St. John Bosco in the CIF semifinals.Even though Marshall’s high school career ended against St. John Bosco, he received an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-America Game where he shone. He played in all aspects of the Under Armour game: offense, defense and special teams. Marshall had five tackles overall while playing excellent pass coverage on the top wide receiver recruits in the country.Even new USC commit Ronald Jones II, who is the top running back in the country, said that Marshall was the most impressive USC target who played in the Under Armour game.What makes Marshall such a highly touted prospect is his size and his instincts on the outside. He is a large corner who can use his strength to jam receivers as well as push them off their routes. Marshall can even quickly recover from a mistake and still make a play on the ball. He can be compared to former USC cornerback and safety Josh Shaw, in that he has the size of a safety but the speed and instincts of a cornerback.Many teams are now looking for bigger, faster receivers, and in this way Marshall stands out. He is a player that can be plugged in and play right away. With his skill set, he could be one of the best cornerbacks to ever come through USC.Last season, USC struggled with the lack of depth at the cornerback position, especially with the loss of Shaw early on. Several times last season, players in the secondary had to play before they were ready due to injuries. Starting cornerbacks freshman Adoree’ Jackson, junior Kevon Seymour and redshirt freshman Chris Hawkins are all returning and Marshall could fit right into the mix.One edge that USC has over its rivals is that the Trojans have Marshall’s old counterpart in freshman wide receiver JuJu Smith. Smith played at Long Beach Poly with Marshall and he also was the opposite corner with Marshall. No doubt, Smith will be telling Marshall what a great place USC is and how great this Trojan football team can be.So far Marshall has narrowed down his top choices to USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan. He will make his college decision on Feb. 4, and many analysts believe that Marshall will follow the Long Beach Poly pipeline and join the Trojans in the fall. But until then, the USC coaching staff will have to anxiously await his    decision.Marshall has until National Signing Day on Feb. 4 to reveal which collegiate team he will play for.last_img read more

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Syracuse senior receiver Ervin Philips’ status unknown

first_img Published on September 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 The Carrier Dome fell silent as Ervin Philips lay on the ground. Shortly before halftime, he had attempted a diving catch. He couldn’t hold onto the football on a wheel route and appeared to have landed on the ball.With 1:09 before halftime in Syracuse’s (2-1) 31-17 victory over Central Michigan (2-1), Philips grabbed his knee, drank water and left the field on his own. He did not return to the sidelines for the remainder of the game Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome. The senior receiver’s status is unclear.“I haven’t had an opportunity to see Erv,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said after the game. “I haven’t had a chance to see Erv at all.”Sophomore Devin C. Butler saw more playing time in Philips’ place. Philips left the game with three catches for 32 yards with a long of 13. On a third down, he did a one-man tip drill over the middle, catching an Eric Dungey pass he initially tipped. It was almost picked off, but Philips finished the play for a Syracuse first down.Senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael and sophomore Sean Riley may have been targeted more as a result of Philips’ absence. Ishmael caught eight passes for 139 yards and Riley hauled in four receptions for 82 yards. Dungey finished with 279 yards and two touchdowns.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn last week’s Syracuse loss to Middle Tennessee State, Philips finished with only seven catches for 36 yards and a pair of rushes for 15 yards.Before the season, he said his goal was to be the “best receiver in the ACC.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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