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

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton eye transfer moves for Man Utd defender Chris Smalling

first_imgArsenal, Tottenham and Everton eye transfer moves for Man Utd defender Chris Smalling Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho (Pictures: Getty)Last month, Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand described Smalling as the ‘best defender’ at Manchester United.‘Chris Smalling is the best defender at the club,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. ‘If we’re talking just outright defending, he’s the best defender at the club.‘That’s just my opinion as a centre-half looking at it. If I was playing against Burnley today and had to pick a centre-half from Manchester United to play, he would be the first name on the sheet.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMORE: Diogo Dalot predicts Bruno Fernandes will become a Manchester United ‘legend’MORE: Manchester United cancel training and ask players to work in isolation Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Man Utd defender Chris Smalling (Picture: Getty)Premier League rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton have all expressed interest in signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, according to reports.England international Smalling was sent on loan to Roma at the start of the 2019-20 season and has thrived in Italy, impressive in Serie A and the Europa League.Roma are keen to sign Smalling on a permanent deal – with Manchester United demanding a fee of around £25m – but they may struggle to secure his signature if they miss out on Champions League qualification.Smalling has enjoyed his spell in Italy but may be tempted to return to the Premier League, with a number of clubs weighing up moves ahead of the summer transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham and Merseyside club Everton are all interested in signing Smalling, who has made more than 300 appearances for Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners signed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on loan deals in January but may look to bring Smalling to north London if either fail to impress between now and the end of the season.Tottenham and Everton, meanwhile, are expected to bolster Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti’s respective squads this summer and have an eye on 30-year-old Smalling.During his spell at Old Trafford, Smalling helped Manchester United win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Europa League. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Mar 2020 5:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Parental notification for contraception does not increase teen pregnancy

first_imgCommunities Digital News 5 March 2014For decades, pro-choice lobbyists have fought any legislation that puts parents between minors and the so-called reproductive healthcare services sold by chains like Planned Parenthood. One argument was that parental notification laws would cause adolescents to avoid or delay “necessary” reproductive and sexual healthcare, resulting in increased teen pregnancies and, in turn, abortions. However, a major new study dramatically undercuts that argument.According to Guttmacher, “55 percent of parents participating in a 2002 survey said that overall, proposed laws requiring that parents be notified before their minor children obtain prescription contraceptives are a good idea,” but 96 percent also feared that unintended consequences may include an increase in teen pregnancies.Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Nottingham—an institution ranked in the top one percent of schools worldwide—found no evidence that mandatory parental consent laws for the dispensing of contraceptives to minors drive up teen pregnancy.Sourafel Girma, chair of economics at the School of Economics in Nottingham University, and David Paton, chair of industrial economics at Nottingham University Business School, published “Does Parental Consent for Birth Control Affect Underage Pregnancy Rates? The Case of Texas” in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Demography.Paton, an expert on teen pregnancy and a member of three editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals, told CDN, “The reason for looking at Texas is that it is one of the few cases in the world where a parental consent rule has been implemented and so it is one of the few places on which it was possible to test the impact of such rules on teenage pregnancy.” read more

Hertel to serve as president of state organization

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel has been elected to one year term as president of the Association of Indiana Prosecutors, Inc.“Our State is facing many extremely difficult challenges from a criminal justice perspective,” said Hertel. “Prosecutors must continue to play a significant role in finding solutions and collaborating with other allies to protect our communities.  The ‘Association’ provides guidance and direction to prosecutors throughout Indiana, and it is an honor and a privilege to represent and further these interests.”Other officers of the Association are Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw as president-elect, Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Patrick Harrington as vice president and Huntington County Prosecutor Amy C. Richison as secretary/treasurer. Elected to two-year terms on the Association board of directors are White County Prosecutor Robert Guy, Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, Decatur County Prosecutor Nathan Harter, Hamilton County Prosecutor Lee Buckingham and Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer. Elected to one-year terms are Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann, Lawrence County Prosecutor Michelle Woodward, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and Franklin County Prosecutor Melvin F. Wilhelm.last_img read more

Foulger brews up popular win in West Coast Nationals opener at Antioch

first_imgANTIOCH, Calif. (Jan. 2) – Four-time track champion Troy Foulger and Jeremy Hoff were victorious in the first half of the IMCA West Coast Nationals Friday night at Antioch Speedway. Foulger outdueled Kellen Chadwick after a dogfight for the ages in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event. Hoff fought off challenges from Wayne Dotson, then from Fred Ryland and Bubba Nelson to capture the biggest win of his young career in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Foulger’s victory paid $2,500; he was already on the ballot for this year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Hoff’s checkers were good for $1,750. Both features were 30 laps. A huge victory lane celebration followed Foulger’s popular win. He caught Chadwick, beating him on the last restart, and took the high groove to victory lane. Chadwick lost second to Nick DeCarlo on the last lap. “I watched Kellen for a few laps and figured how to take his line away,” said Foulger, who proved his nickname Tricky is no misnomer. “I ran the top and stayed above the ruts. This old girl (his car) is really running good.” Foulger’s car owners, the Bowers family, were brought to tears by the victory. Beverly Kniss, owner of Delta Transmission, chose young fans from the grandstand to present the large gold cups she donated for the winners. Ryan McDaniel and Collen Winebarger completed the top five.When Hoff rolled up to the track with his dad Scotty, he saw what he wanted.“The trophies were sitting there at the sign-in booth and I said I want one,” Hoff said. “My dad said you are going to have to work hard.”Hoff credited his dad, who normally races in his car, for taking the night off to help him and his girlfriend, Alisha Mares, who turned wrenches as crew chief for the car. A new sponsor, Hemm Racing, set the car up for the event. Fred Ryland, Bruce Nelson, Keith Brown Jr. and Richard Mueller were second through fifth, respectively. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Troy Foulger; 2. Nick DeCarlo; 3. Kellen Chadwick; 4. Ryan McDaniel; 5. Collen Winebarger; 6. Alex Wilson; 7. Scott Busby; 8. Shawn DeForest; 9. Chester Kniss; 10. Jeremy Richey; 11. Bobby Motts; 12. Michael Paul Jr.; 13. Jim DiGiovanni; 14. Les Friend; 15. Kyle Wilson; 16. Joe Carr; 17. Ethan Dotson; 20. Tom Berry Jr. Heat winners were Alex Wilson, Winebarger, Richey and Foulger. Carr won the “B” feature.Northern SportMods – 1. Jeremy Hoff; 2. Fred Ryland; 3. Bruce Nelson; 4. Keith Brown Jr.; 5. Richard Mueller; 6. Megan Ponciano; 7. Al Johnson; 8. Jimmy Ford; 9. Wayne Dotson; 10. Ryan Larimer; 11. Nick Spainhoward; 12. Alan Furuta; 13. Jason Ferguson; 14. Michael Shearer; 15. Matt Mayo; 16. Alan Pace; 17. Chris Ray. Heat winners were Hoff and Spainhoward.last_img read more

Budweiser Shootout Friday at U.S. 36

first_imgThe Sprint Series of Nebraska pays $700 to win and $250 to start. IMCA RaceSaver Sprints have heat race bonuses as well as $75 goes to each heat race winner, $50 to second and $25 to third.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. The grandstand opens at 6 p.m., with hot laps at 7:30 p.m. and racing at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event are $20 for general admission, $18 for senior and military and chil­dren 12 and younger are free. Pit passes are $35.  OSBORN, Mo. – This Friday, June 5, is the Budweiser Shootout at U.S. 36 Raceway. The Sprint Series of Nebraska headlines the event. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also racing. center_img U.S. 36 Raceway reminds teams and fans social distancing guidelines are still in effect. Those guidelines can be viewed at read more

Olympics qualifier: Super Falcons pip Algeria

first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final Ex-Falcons, Golden Eaglets coach dies in Osun Nine-time African champions, Super Falcons, pipped their Algerian counterparts 1-0 in an Olympics qualifying match in Lagos on Tuesday. The Falcons secured a 1-0 win courtesy of a 57th minute strike off a solo run by Captain Asisat Oshoala. The Algerians were ejected on a 3-0 aggregate defeat, and the Falcons progress to the second round of the Tokyo 2020 African race to play Cote d’Ivoire. There were a number of misses from the Nigerian side with Amarachi Okoronkwo heaving her shot a little too high in the 6th minute, before goalkeeper Kahina Takenint, who impressed on the evening, saved from Asisat Oshoala. A minute later, Takenint saved as Rasheedat Ajibade curled a smart one from a tight angle. On the quarter hour, Oshoala dashed down the right and sent in a grounder, but the ball went begging for connection. Six minutes from recess, Yasmine Benlazar headed over the bar as the Algerians threatened. In the second period, the visitors improved their game, and Lina Khelif, Horiya Affak, Benlazar, Megane Belkhiter, Mounia Houheche and Lyidia Belkacemi were impressive with their ball sense, positioning, ball distribution and anticipation, cutting off the Falcons from doing damage, and looking anything but a team that the Falcons had beaten 2-0 in Blida six days earlier. It took a strong solo run and finish from Oshoala, after all-action forward Francisca Ordega intercepted the ball at the halfway mark in the 57th minute, for the Falcons to break the deadlock. Ngozi Okobi impressed in the middle with clever touches and silky passes, and Oshoala’s teasing crosses kissed the crossbar a couple of times, but Nigeria would not add to the scoreline. At the end, Sports Minister Sunday Dare congratulated the Super Falcons and charged them to continue winning in the race to Tokyo 2020 in order to be one of the teams that will fly Africa’s flag at the women’s football tournament of next year’s Olympics. Dare also assured that his tenure would focus on a template of providing the best training facilities for both men and women football players to excel, cater for their welfare and work peacefully and harmoniously with the Nigeria Football Federation to guarantee adequate preparation for Nigerian national teams before international matches and championships.Tags: AlgeriaAmarachi OkoronkwoAsisat OshoalaKahina TakenitSuper Falconslast_img read more

Linfield progress in Europe

first_img The second leg of the first-round tie finished 1-1 at Mourneview Park after Michael Carvill’s 17th-minute tap-in was cancelled out by an Adeshina Lawal penalty for the Faroe Islands outfit after 48 minutes. Linfield will now faced Swedish club AIK Stockholm in the second round. Irish Premiership side Linfield secured a place in the Europa League second qualifying round by holding on for a 3-2 aggregate win over B36 Torshavn. Press Associationlast_img read more

Chandimal frustrates Tigers in landmark Test

first_imgTHE resurgent Dinesh Chandimal’s unbeaten half-century frustrated Bangladesh in their 100th Test after Sri Lanka made a poor start in Colombo yesterday.Needing a victory in their landmark Test to draw the two-match series, the Tigers took four wickets in the morning session at the P Sara Oval before Sri Lanka recovered to 238-7 when bad light stopped play late in the day.Chandimal showed great resolve and was still there on 86 off 210 balls at the close, scoring just four boundaries as the Bangladesh bowlers applied the pressure after Rangana Herath won the toss and elected to bat first.Mustafizur Rahman (2-32) and Mehedi Hasan (2-58) claimed two wickets apiece on a promising opening day for the tourists, but they were unable to dismiss Chandimal – back in form after losing his one-day international spot in South Africa last month.Mehedi took a fine catch at gully to send Dimuth Karunaratne (7) on his way after the opener was tempted to drive a Mustafizur delivery and the spinner struck a big blow when he had first-Test centurion Kusal Mendis stumped for only five.Sri Lanka were 35-3 after teenager Mehedi got rid of Upul Tharanga (11) on a track that offered seam and turn and Subashis Roy (1-47) trapped Asela Gunaratne (13) leg-before in a fruitful first session for the Tigers – who handed a debut to Mosaddek Hossain after Liton Das was ruled out.Chandimal was successful with a review on 38 after he was given out when Shakib Al Hasan struck him on the pad and brought up his 12th Test half-century after lunch – having also made one in the second innings of the first Test.The recalled Dhananjaya de Silva (34) offered support for the gritty Chandimal before Niroshan Dickwella also added 34 at almost a run a ball, but Sri Lanka were struggling on 195-7 when Mustafizur removed Dilruwan Perera (9).There were no further inroads for the Tigers bowlers, though, as Dinesh and veteran stand-in captain Herath dug in on a testing track for the batsmen. (Omisport)SRI LANKA 1st inningsD. Karunaratne c M. Hasan b M. Rahman 7U. Tharanga c Sarkar b M. Hasan 11K. Mendis stp. Rahim b M. Hasan 5D. Chandimal not out 86A. Gunaratne lbw b Roy 13D. de Silva b T. Islam 34N. Dickwella b Al Hasan 34D. Perera c Sarkar b M. Rahman 9R. Herath not out 18Extras: (b-1, lb-12, nb-2, w-6) 21Total : (for 7 wickets, 83.1 overs) 238Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-24, 3-35, 4-70, 5-136, 6-180, 7-195.Bowling: M. Rahman 15-5-32-2 (w-1), S. Roy 15-2-47-1 (nb-2, w-1), M. Hasan 15-2-58-2, T. Islam 14-2-34-1, S. Al Hasan 20.1-3-43-1, Mosa. Hossain 4-0-11-0.last_img read more

Experts discuss impact of foreign policy on 2016 election

first_imgThe USC Center on Public Diplomacy hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday between leaders in public diplomacy focused on how foreign policy will affect the 2016 election in the wake of the last year’s terrorism and violence. The discussion — which was livestreamed on the center’s website — included four members of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, a co-sponsor for the event. Ernest Wilson, dean of the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, opened the event with a welcome both to the televised audience and the students and guests present in the room. “I want to welcome the young people in the room because it is to them that our remarks should be addressed,” Wilson said. “We want to encourage, here on a college campus, even greater involvement with one of the most important things in the world, which is public policy.”Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, moderated the discussion. According to Schnur, each of the four members provided a deep and unique background in public diplomacy. William Hybl is the Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Sim Farar is the Vice Chairman; and Ambassador Penne Peacock and Anne Wedner both serve as commissioners. “The panel brings such a wealth of experience and such a tremendous amount of knowledge about global affairs and the diplomatic challenges that our country faces,” Schnur said. “International and diplomatic issues will probably play a bigger role in this campaign than has been the case in any election since 2004, at the height of the Iraq war.”Before speaking about the election, the speakers touched on the importance of understanding public policy when traveling abroad. The discussion then launched into the topic of the campaigns and quickly became a more heated debate.Farar and Wedner started by debating whether presidential candidates should lay out their tactical foreign policy plans as part of their campaigns. Farar supported the idea that candidates should provide voters with tangible plans and goals, while Wedner argued that doing so would not be ideal for the candidate nor the American public as a whole.Peacock broke in and invited students to join in the debate, at which point Schnur opened up the discussion to questions from the audience, which was made up of almost 50 percent international students. Student questions ranged from how America is viewed by other countries to how the American system of democracy can be improved in the current election. This student involvement was the most important part of the event, according to Stacy Ingber, the assistant director of programming and events for the Center of Public Diplomacy.“Students are the most appropriate group to bring together for any type of conversation, whether it’s about public diplomacy, the presidential election or the next tech app that’s coming on the market,” Ingber said. “They bring a fresh set of eyes [and] opportunities for how they experience the world differently from other generations, as well as a novel approach to questions that might be missed in various different groups. “In response to students, the panelists shared their histories of working in public diplomacy and the way they viewed the election process. They also advised the public diplomacy students making up the majority of the audience that public policy leaders will be vital in future elections due to the rising importance of foreign diplomacy. The event ended with a discussion of what type of public diplomacy each panelist would like to see again in America. Each had their own response, but the overall sentiment was agreed — the panel believed that America needs a new tone and a new focus to its public diplomacy.This event was part of a partnership between Annenberg and the Center on Public Diplomacy to bring to light a part of the presidential election that is difficult to discuss without experts such as the Commission panelists. According to Schnur, it was a necessary event in order to give all types of students an idea of the importance of public diplomacy in the upcoming election.“Voters think about their job prospects, about their children’s schools, about the safety of their communities,” he said. “It’s easier to put aside the broader challenges that might not be in front of you on a daily basis. These challenges don’t tend to get as much attention in a daily campaign dialogue — but they should and that’s what we tried to create today, is an environment where we can talk about these challenges.”Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the panelists were joined by seven USC and Commission leaders. They were joined by guests. The article also stated that the panelists were experts in foreign policy and that the majority of the students in attendance were public policy students. The panelists were experts in public diplomacy and the majority of students were studying public diplomacy. The Daily Trojan regrets the errors.last_img read more