Put The Kettle On heading back to Cheltenham | Racing News

first_img– Advertisement – Sceau Royal, winner of Saturday’s Elite Hurdle for Alan King, could switch back to fences for the race, while the Philip Hobbs-trained Defi Du Seuil, who was a huge disappointment in the Champion Chase in the spring, is in line make his seasonal bow.Rouge Vif was a winner at last month’s Showcase meeting and could return to Cheltenham for Harry Whittington, with Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Ascot Chase hero Riders Onthe Storm, the Brian Ellison-trained Forest Bihan and 2019 Arkle winner Duc Des Genievres, who is now with Paul Nicholls, completing the possibles. Put The Kettle On is set to kick off her campaign in Sunday’s Shloer Chase at Cheltenham.Henry de Bromhead’s six-year-old posted a career-best effort when springing a 16-1 surprise in the Arkle at the Festival in March, adding to a previous success over two miles at Cheltenham’s Open meeting last year.- Advertisement –center_img Put The Kettle On is again due to line up at the fixture, with the mare counting among seven entries for the Grade Two heat.De Bromhead said: “She’s in great form and is due to go over to Cheltenham for the Shloer Chase. She seems to love it over there, so she’s going over there this weekend.“She’s in mighty form, working well, so we’re looking forward to that.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Lawmakers defend Health Minister from Jokowi’s criticism

first_img“Pak Jokowi wasn’t completely correct about [the budget disbursement]. It’s a pity for the minister,” commission chairwoman Felly Estelita Runtuwene said after the hearing.Read also: Jokowi uses reshuffle threat to spur Cabinet into actionThe NasDem Party politician explained that while the COVID-19 budget for the health sector had increased from Rp 75 trillion to Rp 87.55 trillion, of the total, only Rp 25.73 trillion was managed by the Health Ministry.Of the Rp 25.73 trillion, Felly said Rp 1.503 trillion had been allocated for COVID-19 test kits, Rp 33.53 billion for laboratory services, Rp 21.86 trillion for health services, Rp 136 billion for pharmacy and medical devices, Rp 1.96 trillion for health workers and Rp 229.75 billion for public health programs. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives Commission IX, which oversees health care, have defended Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto over President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s criticism of low spending on the health sector amid the country’s struggle to contain COVID-19.In a video of a closed-door Cabinet meeting on June 18, published by the Presidential Secretariat on Monday, Jokowi threatened to reshuffle his ministers for their slow outbreak response. He specifically called out the Health Ministry for having spent only 1.53 percent of its Rp 75 trillion (U$ 5.2 billion) budget.House Commission IX members held a hearing with Terawan on Monday morning and asked the minister about the criticism. They decided that the President’s criticism was “not completely correct”. “Of that total, only Rp 1.96 trillion is on the ministry’s DIPA [budget execution lists] and 17.6 percent has been spent; Rp 331.29 billion for health workers’ incentives and Rp 14.1 billion for compensation for the death of health workers,” she said.She added that the rest of the budget was still being reviewed by the Finance Ministry.“It is not included in the Health Ministry’s DIPA, so it can’t be spent yet.”[RA:;Frontline health workers left waiting for promised stimulus::https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/05/22/frontline-health-workers-left-waiting-for-promised-stimulus.html]The rest of the Rp 87.55 trillion allocated for the health sector was managed by the Finance Ministry and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), she added.“However, we will keep an eye on the Health Ministry’s spending, which indeed isn’t optimal.”Golkar Party lawmaker Melki Laka Lena echoed Felly’s sentiments.”The President’s speech on low spending in the health sector must be seen in the right context,” the said commission’s deputy chairman.Topics :last_img read more

Jokowi tests negative for COVID-19 after meeting with Surakarta deputy mayor

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has announced that he tested negative for COVID-19 after meeting with Surakarta Deputy Mayor Achmad Purnomo last week, who has tested positive for the disease.“The result came in last night and Alhamdulillah [thank God] it was negative. [First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo] also tested negative,” the President said in a video uploaded on the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel on Saturday.Jokowi took the test upon hearing that Achmad had tested positive for COVID-19. The President met with the deputy mayor on July 16 at the State Palace in Jakarta in which, as claimed by the deputy mayor, the two discussed the development of Surakarta – the President’s hometown. Read also: Surakarta deputy mayor tests positive for COVID-19, tested shortly after meeting JokowiThe Surakarta city secretary announced on Friday that Achmad had tested positive for COVID-19. He underwent a swab test on July 18, two days after meeting with the President. The result came back on Thursday.Achmad is undergoing self-isolation, said Surakarta administration secretary Ahyani.Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo said he would also take a COVID-19 swab test after learning that Achmad had been infected.In the video uploaded on Saturday, Jokowi was seen riding a bicycle. He urged the public to keep their immune systems strong by exercising regularly and consuming a healthy diet.“Don’t forget to wear a face mask and wash your hands after every activity. Do not go into crowds and keep a safe distance [while interacting with others],” the President went on to say.Topics :last_img read more

Indians erect banners, pray for Kamala Harris to win US election

first_imgHarris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father who both immigrated to the United States to study, made history last week when US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked her as his vice president.Ramanan, who goes by only one name, said Harris’ maternal grandfather P.V. Gopalan, a former high-ranking Indian government official, donated funds to the temple when he visited.On annual trips to India as a child, Kamala Harris would go for strolls with her maternal grandfather and his friends. In a speech in 2018, Senator Harris recalled those early visits to her grandparents in India.Further south, in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram town, priests held special rituals and prayed for Harris’ victory.”Kamala Harris – she is of Indian descent, she should win the election and also should be in favour of India,” said Ananthapadmanaba Sharma, a priest at the Ramanathaswamy temple.”We will do all kinds of worship and the Lord will answer our prayers for her victory,” Sharma said.Topics : Indians in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which US vice president hopeful Kamala Harris visited as a kid, erected banners, held special prayers and wished her success.Villagers in Painganadu, Harris’ ancestral village, put up banners of Harris. Harris’ mother, who migrated to the United States to study, traces her roots to this non-descript hamlet in eastern Tamil Nadu.”They (Kamala Harris) have gone to the level of contesting for a vice-presidential candidate in America. Naturally, the villagers are very happy,” Ramanan, a trustee at a local temple, told Reuters Television.last_img read more

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first_img:10 How come no one’s talking about Vjay Singh and Phil Nicholson not winning any golf tournaments. And where’s that European cat that was going to be the next greatest ever? GET OFF Tiger’s back. I ‘m just saying. :09 I had some great conversation with Fred Crawford, Dereck Shelton, Richard Portis and the fellas down at the Highland Park Tennis Courts, and yes they were all wrong. But Lord knows I tried to help the brothers to a better understanding. That said, I will officially go on record…in print…and tell you what I told them, they of the Miami Heat offensive. The Heat will not repeat, the Heat will not be in the NBA Finals in 2012…take it to the bank! (That’s where I’ll be taking their money when I win the bet!):08 Alright Roland Slade, after non-stop tireless investigation here’s the end result and the Top 10 Connie Hawkins League Teams of all time. Live with it mmaaannn!!!(1) Rankin Gang­sters, 3 Titles, Coach Eddie Jefferies; (2) Cosmic Echoes, 2 titles, Coach Slade and LaVaughn Johnson; (3) The Force, 2 titles, Coach Richard Allen; (4) The Rebels, 2 titles, Coach Karen Hall; (5) Panthers, 2 titles, Coach Rico Appendanza; (6) Rise High, 2 titles, Coach “Dre;” (7) Nets, 1 title, Coach “Titus;” (8) Greyhounds, 1 title, Coach Andre McDonald; (9) The Heat, 1 Title, Coach Ron Boggus; (10) [tie] Clairton’s Finest, 1 title, Coach “Hook;” Fire, 1 title, Coach “Tuna Fish”Now be advised I could be off on the last five it’s been a long time but the first five are tight. E-mail me if you have a better list, I’ll put it in the paper, champions.pittsburgh@gmail.com:07 Speaking of lists, and I was. Here’s my Top 10 summer tunes that the moment you hear the first chord it takes you “back in the day:” 1. Superfly—Curtis Mayfield 2. I’ll Take You There—Staples Singers 3. Ain’t To Proud To Beg—Temptations 4. Shaft—Isaac Hayes 5. Any and All Earth Wind & Fire 6. Flashlight—Parliament 7. I Feel Good—James Brown 8. Play That Funky Music White Boy—Wild Cherry 9. Super Freak—Rick James 10. Summer Breeze—Isley Brothers (special add on…Summer Madness–Kool & The Gang):06 Correction…Archie McGill did not play on the 1966 Schenley State title team. He graduated in 1965. But he did set the tone for their greatness. Thanks for the heads up “Arch.”:05 MAZE IS COMIN…MAZE IS COMIN…MAZE IS COMIN…I guess you haters will give Chuck Sanders his props now!? Blow it up big fella, blow it up! And go to the Savoy Restaurant will ya…borrow the money from your mom!:04 Sista’s…Ladies…My Queen’s…Baby…please, please, please stop putting that nasty deodorant under your arms that cakes up. You got on the sexy summer dress and heels then you lift your arms up and…Bam! C’mon buy the good stuff. Why you ask am I putting this in a sports column?Two reasons: 1. Somebody needs to tell you…Yeah you!2. Chasing women is the Number 1 sport in the world.:03 SET YOUR CALENDARS WE’RE COMING DOWN THE STRETCH:Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 The Champions Mixed Doubles Labor Day Tennis Tournament Highland Park Tennis Courts—All talent levels welcome—Great fun day to play or watch great tennis—$10 registration per person, benefits Champions Toys for Tots—call to register 412-628-4856—Donna Bey and Jim Quigley Tournament Directors.The Fox Chapel Yacht Club is the place to be Thursday, Sept.8 Champions/SoulPitt/­Five Star Corporation Ultimate White Party. The last great summer bash—starring DJ EZ E and The Fabulous Diamond Models—Old School Style—free parking, cash bar, cash kitchen (that means no free food to you Westinghouse Grads) 6-8 p.m. Reception time (after 8 you might not get a seat) Over 30, ID Required. If you’re having a birthday, bring your party to our Par-Tay!!!—$20 donation benefits Champions Toys for Tots—also includes The Connie Hawkins Basketball League Reunion Party. Only $10 for ex-CHL Players with ID—Don’t miss the Par-Tay and “YOU CAN BET YOUR LAST MONEY IT’S GONNA BE A STONE GAS HONEY!!!”:02 And go get some new white gear, don’t wear that same stuff you been wearing all summer. C’mon man…c’mon women!!:01 For all you ex-ballers, the Connie Hawkins Reunion Party is all about bringing everyone together to remember the good times before we go on to that great hoop court in the sky like some of our fallen heroes.~ Game Over ~ BILL NEALlast_img read more