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‘Stop live coverage!’: Neighbors of Indonesia’s COVID-19 patients lambast broadcast media

first_imgAnis went on to defend the resident who had tested positive for COVID-19, whom she described as a respectable lecturer and a professional Javanese dancer with international achievements.”[She is] humble, friendly to her neighbors and cares about them,” Anis wrote.”Stop judging the patients. Stop spreading pictures of the patients.”President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced Indonesia’s first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Case 1 is a 31-year-old woman who had been in contact with a Japanese citizen who tested positive in Malaysia on Feb. 27 after visiting Indonesia in early February. Case 2 is her 64-year-old mother.Their personal details were spread across social media and news platforms as soon as the news broke out, prompting criticism from activist groups and the patients themselves, one of whom had described the whole ordeal as “mentally draining”. (ars)Topics : The neighbors of Indonesia’s first two COVID-19 patients have urged broadcast media to stop the live coverage of their housing complex in Depok, West Java.Anis Hidayah, a resident and activist with Migrant Care, took to Facebook to voice her frustrations about local broadcasting station TV One’s coverage of her neighbor. The Jakarta Post has obtained her permission to quote her Facebook post, in which she and her neighbors threatened to report media outlets to the Press Council.”Please stop the constant live coverage of our housing complex. Enough!” she wrote.last_img read more

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Hong Kong to offer free coronavirus testing for all residents

first_img“The situation in Hong Kong is still critical, with the number of cases remaining high,” Lam told reporters as she sat in front of a largescreen digital backdrop which read ‘Fight the virus with the central government’s full support’.Lam said she had asked Beijing in late July to help increase Hong Kong’s virus testing capabilities and facilities.The Chinese territory saw a surge in locally transmitted coronavirus cases at the start of July and introduced a raft of tightening measures including restricting gatherings to two people and making wearing masks mandatory in all outdoor public spaces.Since January around 3,900 people have been infected in Hong Kong, 46 of whom have died. Hong Kong will offer free voluntary coronavirus testing for residents, leader Carrie Lam said on Friday, as the global financial hub races to contain a resurgence of the virus over the past month.The plan, which will enable citywide testing for the first time, is likely to be implemented in two weeks at the earliest, Chief Executive Lam said.The announcement comes less than a week after China sent a team of health officials to Hong Kong to carry out widespread testing for COVID-19. It is the first time mainland health officials have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to control the coronavirus. Topics :last_img read more

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Catherine A. Billman

first_imgCatherine A. Billman, age 70 of Batesville, died Monday, April 13, 2020 at her home. Born July 11, 1949 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Johanna (Nee: Nobbe) and Wilbert Billman. She worked 34 years as an import/export manager for the South Carolina State Port Authority and after moving back to Batesville, 11 years in housekeeping at the YMCA. A member of St. Anthony’s Church, she had been serving as sacristant for the last five years. Cathy didn’t slow down after retiring. In addition to taking care of her mother, she volunteered her time and talents throughout community. She was an avid reader, with her family estimating her collection of books numbering well over a thousand. Cathy also took great pride in keeping her home looking its best and thoroughly enjoyed working in her yard. Something you may not have known about her, she was a huge NASCAR fan.Cathy is survived by her sister Jeanette (Michael Sr.) Cuellar of Harrison, Ohio; nephews Michael Cuellar Jr. of San Marcos, California, Jonathan Cuellar of Covington, Kentucky; great niece Emma Cuellar and great nephew Ethan Cuellar. She is preceded in death by her parents.Due to the Governor’s mandate of gatherings being limited to 10 people, a private graveside service will be held Thursday at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Cemetery Fund or the American Heart Association. You are encouraged to go to www.weigelfh.com and on Cathy’s obituary page leave a message for the family or use the link on our home page to send a “Hugs from Home.”last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way.Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.The selections are typically revealed at college basketball’s Final Four. But with sports shut down because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the announcement will be televised from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut.Bryant, Duncan and Garnett, with a combined 11 championships and 48 All-Star seasons between them, are all first-time finalists and locks to be in this class. There are five additional finalists alongside Bryant, Duncan and Garnett: Tamika Catchings, Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN’-oh-vich), Eddie Sutton, Barbara Stevens and Kim Mulkey.NFL-LIONS-ROBERTS April 3, 2020 Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl RobertsALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets.Roberts has started 10 games in each of the past two seasons. The Lions also acquired cornerback Desmond Trufant this offseason.In other NFL news:—The lawyer representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be affected before the labor agreement was narrowly ratified last month. Attorney Ben Meiselas told the AP that email exchanges between his clients and the NFLPA show the union refusing to provide responses to direct questions regarding the status of their disability benefits before and after the CBA was presented to its players for a vote on March 5.  — Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Team facilities are closed to players and staff — except for players requiring treatment that cannot be administered at their homes. Players are expected to remain in market with their teams during the moratorium to avoid the spread of the virus.— The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients. Tokyo’s governor has been talking about the possibility of occupying the massive development on Tokyo Bay, which is to house up to 11,000 Olympic and 4,400 Paralympic athletes and staff during the games.— Former marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang was among 20 people arrested in Kenya for locking themselves in a bar and drinking alcohol in breach of a curfew imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Police say the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist was among those detained at a police station in Iten, one of Kenya’s famous high-altitude towns where distance runners train.— NBC’s Mike Tirico is returning to hosting a daily talk show, which will focus on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the sports world. The hour-long “Lunch Talk Live” will air weekdays beginning at noon EDT on NBCSN. Tirico will host the show remotely from his home in Michigan.COLLEGE CORRUPTION-NC STATE Update on the latest sports — The U.S. Women’s Open is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December. The USGA says the Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club in Houston is moving from June 4-7 to Dec. 10-13. The LPGA has also postponed or canceled the next five events on its schedule. All but the Pure Silk Championship are getting new dates later in the year.— The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league was set to open training camps on April 26 and the regular season was to begin on May 15. The WNBA will still hold a “virtual” draft on April 17. Two WNBA cities are major hot spots for the virus: New York and Seattle. The WNBA, which was set to begin its 24th season, is the longest running professional women’s sports league.— The International Swimming League will fund its athletes through next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, starting with payments in September. The league says every athlete who has signed or will sign a contract with an ISL club will receive an equal amount of money per month.— The Ottawa Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. The team’s parent company says the full-time workforce will be reduced starting Sunday, when the NHL club’s season was originally scheduled to end. Those not laid off could be placed on furlough. Others could have their salaries reduced. Health benefits will continue uninterrupted.— Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli say they will pay their 2,100 part-time employees across all of their sports and event management companies through June 30 for work that was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic. The Samuelis’ Anaheim Arena Management company operates Honda Center, the Ducks’ home rink. They also own two lice hockey complexes in Orange County. NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. Miller recently signed with the Rangers after completing his sophomore season at Wisconsin. The 6-foot-5 defender is from St. Paul, Minnesota.MLB-ASTROS FAN-LAWSUITFederal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red SoxNEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPreakness looks for a new dateUNDATED (AP) — Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer is warning that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team medical personnel have been in constant communication with health officials throughout the country, looking at the same data they are using to make public recommendations. The NFL also has consulted with the other major sports leagues and the players’ union.In other developments related to the pandemic:—The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension applies to cases before the infractions committee, appeals and the new Independent Accountability Resolution Process created to handle complex cases in the wake of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Deadlines for schools in pending cases to file briefs and other documentation remain in effect, including the release of rulings.—The U.S. Tennis Association says its best not to play the sport right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. The USTA called it “in the best interest of society to take a collective pause” from tennis. The statement from the organization that runs the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament said there is “the possibility” that the virus could be transferred among people via sharing and touching of tennis balls, net posts, court surfaces, benches or gate handles.— The Preakness is looking for a new date for the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. The owners of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club have also decided to cancel the infield party on race day. The Preakness usually draws more than 100,000 fans, most of whom gather on the infield. The Kentucky Derby was previously postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, claiming fraud, violation of consumer-protection laws, negligence, unjust enrichment and deceptive trade practices by teams that violated MLB’s rules against the use of electronics to steal catchers’ signs. The five participated in fantasy contests hosted by DraftKings from 2017-19.Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote that the lawsuit had no legal basis.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases.The process includes independent investigators and decision-makers with no direct ties to NCAA member schools, and rulings cannot be appealed.The NCAA has alleged ex-assistant Orlando Early provided Smith and his associates approximately $46,700 in impermissible benefits – including $40,000 that a government witness testified he delivered to Early intended for Smith’s family in 2015.BASKETBALL HALL OF FAMEBasketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class —The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers have signed two ninth-year pros to one-year deals in free agency. One of them is Travis Benjamin. He’s a wide receiver and punt returner who played the last four seasons with the Chargers. The Niners also signed offensive lineman Tom Compton, who was with the Jets last season. The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles. General manager Ryan Pace says both players are “embracing” the battle that will play out whenever offseason workouts begin.—Cleveland Browns linebacker and Ohio State two-way star Jim Houston has been diagnosed with Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Donna Houston says her husband donated his brain to Boston University to be studied. Houston led the Buckeyes to a Rose Bowl victory and was a member of the Cleveland Browns team that won the NFL title in 1964.NHL-RANGERS-RACIST HACKERHacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL playerlast_img read more

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UEFA president backs Russia to be good host for Euro 2020

first_imgMOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) – Russia will do a good job hosting European Championship soccer matches next year, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said yesterday, days after a WADA committee recommended the country be banned from hosting major events.Ceferin was speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the country and praised the way Russia organised last year’s World Cup.“The World Cup was organised perfectly,” Ceferin told Putin, referring to the month-long tournament.“It was organised perfectly and I’m sure you are capable of organising top events.”The World Anti-Doping Agency’s Compliance Review Committee said on Monday that Russia should not be allowed to host or bid for any major sporting event.The WADA recommendations are part of a sanctions package to punish Moscow for having provided the agency with doctored laboratory data.WADA’s executive committee will rule on the recommendations, which also include a four-year ban from the Olympics, on December 9 in Paris.WADA officials have said Russia’s hosting of four Euro 2020 matches, including a quarter-final, as well as the Champions League final in 2021, would not be affected by the recommendations.The recommendations include having the signatories of the World Anti-Doping Code withdraw Russia’s right to host their events for a four-year period and re-assign them to another country “unless it is legally or practically impossible to do so”.UEFA, European soccer’s governing soccer, is not a signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code. But the organisation is a continental confederation under FIFA, the global soccer body, which has signed the code.last_img read more

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Holder urges batsmanship

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – Jason Holder has told West Indies batsmen to “really look at (themselves) in the mirror” after suffering a top-order collapse on the third day of their intra-squad warm-up match.The second fixture between Holder XI and Brathwaite XI has again pitted the Test side’s likely bowling and batting line-ups respectively against each other, and yesterday there was no doubt who came out on top, as the batsmen limped to 112 for 7 at the close.Holder, who took a wicket in his first over of the tour, told the PA news agency: “No doubt, we’ve got to really look at ourselves in the mirror and really knuckle down, especially up front.“Up front is probably the hardest place to bat in any format in cricket and we’ve got to find ways to fight a little bit harder up front in our innings.“But in our first game, you pretty much saw people knuckle down and got in, Kraigg played really well and he’s been batting well in the nets, Shai Hope got a score in the first game. There are still some scores from our top-order.”Holder did not bowl in the first game after an ankle niggle, but said that he was feeling “pretty good” after getting through five overs last evening.“I’m pretty good. I won’t push it as hard as I probably would in a game as yet, but there are still a few more days before the first Test; but this has been the first bowl in the middle I’ve had since maybe March.“I just need to work myself back into it, gradually. I don’t feel under-prepared. I’ve had a good amount of time in the nets. Yes, I haven’t had the time in the middle but I’ve ticked all the boxes in terms of preparation.”Meanwhile, wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Da Silva has declared himself ready for inclusion in the Test side if incumbent Shane Dowrich is not fit to play in the first Test.Dowrich hurt his side in last week’s warm-up game, and has played no part in this warm-up match as a precaution. A Cricket West Indies spokesperson said that Dowrich was “100% fit”, but Da Silva said that he was “definitely” ready if called upon after making an unbeaten 133.“Any opportunity I get, I’ll be ready to take, 100%,” he said in a virtual press conference. “You’re always trying to make the first team, but it’s not in my control. I’m just here to play cricket and score runs when possible – whatever happens, happens.“(The innings) wasn’t that difficult for me. I’ve been doing a lot of work with (batting coach Floyd) Reifer. All the other guys I thought gave away their wickets a little easily. The wicket had a bit in it – it was a bit slow, it was a bit two-paced at times and the ball moved around at times as well.“It means everything. Every hundred is an awesome feeling to me. I opened last season for the majority of the season, and did it in a couple of games this season as well, so it’s nothing I’m not accustomed to. Anywhere I’m needed, I’m ready to take up the role.”Despite his analysis that his team-mates had given away their wickets too easily, Da Silva said that he was “100% confident” that the batsmen were ready for the first Test on July 8.“The squad and the batting group are quite ready. In the last practice match we had a few good scores from each of the batsmen. I’m 100% confident that the guys are ready for the Test coming up. The bowlers asked the right questions – it can happen.”last_img read more

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Feghouli, Medjani out of Algeria Squad

first_imgMidfielder Sofiane Feghouli was a surprise omission as Algeria named their 23-man squad on Saturday for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon.Algeria, among the pre-tournament favourites, also left out Carl Medjani, who has been a consistent choice since his debut in 2010.Feghouli has featured in just seven league games for his club West Ham United this season and been the subject of speculation over a move back to France. The choices by coach George Leekens came after just one match in charge for the veteran Belgian trainer, appointed only last month after Algeria’s poor start to the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.He included uncapped 21-year-old Rennes defender Ramy Bensebaini in his squad who will warm-up with two friendlies against Mauritania next week before heading to the tournament.Algeria open their tournament against Zimbabwe in Franceville on January 15 and also meet Tunisia and Senegal in Group B.Squad:Goalkeepers: Malik Asselah (JS Kabylie), Rais Mbolhi (Antalyaspor), Chemseddine Rahmani (MO Bejaia)Defenders: Hicham Belkaroui (Esperance), Mokhtar Belkhiter (Club Africain), Ramy Bensebaini (Stade Rennes), Mohamed Benyahia (USM Alger), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette Geneva), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis), Mohamed Rabie Meftah (USM Alger), Djamel Mesbah (Crotone)Midfielders: Mehdi Abeid (Dijon), Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke 04), Yassine Brahimi (FC Porto), Rachid Ghezzal (Olympique Lyonnais), Adlene Guedioura (Watford), Saphir Taider (Bologna)Forwards: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd), Sofiane Hanni (Anderlecht), Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani (both Leicester City), El Arabi Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Former Syracuse safety Wilkes reportedly joins Jacksonville Jaguars as undrafted free agent

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Former Syracuse running back Smith signs with Atlanta Falcons as undrafted free agent; cornerback Lyn signs with ColtsFormer cornerback Anderson reportedly joins Tennessee Titans as undrafted free agent Former Syracuse safety Jeremi Wilkes will join the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent, the Post-Standard reported Tuesday.“Jaguars baby!” Wilkes tweeted Monday evening.Wilkes played in all 13 games for the Orange this past season, recording 36 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one interception as a starting safety.He is the fourth former SU football player to find a team after going undrafted, joining running back Jerome Smith (Atlanta Falcons), cornerback Keon Lyn (Indianapolis Colts) and cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson (Tennessee Titans).Former Orange defensive tackle Jay Bromley was selected by the New York Giants in the third round and linebacker Marquis Spruill went to the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCenter Macky MacPherson and tight end Beckett Wales, two notable former SU players, have yet to find teams through free agency. Commentscenter_img Published on May 13, 2014 at 2:16 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Open Championship to return to Royal Portrush

first_imgThe Antrim venue last held a big tournament in 2012 when it hosted the Irish Open while the Open Championship was last held their in 1951.Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says the return of the Championship is a “proud” moment.Clarke says it has a huge amount of significance.last_img

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Accuscore delivers real-time ‘breaking betting news’ data ticker

first_img Submit Share Accuscore begins new journey under BetQL’s domain May 7, 2020 Repeat Performance! Accuscore seeks to out forecast Goldman Sachs at Russia 2018 June 15, 2018 Related Articles Tuomas Kanervala – AccuscoreSports betting forecasting software provider Accuscore has revealed its latest industry innovation – BreakingBetting.News (“BBN”), a real-time breaking news ticker providing betting insights to sports audiences.“BBN is a unique real-time provider of breaking news for sports bettors.  Our news feed is updated daily based on output of key matches, races, games, events or proposition bets derived from our proprietary algorithmsWe continuously scan massive amounts of data from all major sports to find those few key events which present the best betting opportunities.” Details Accuscore in its corporate update.The real-time ticker has been co-developed as a joint-venture with racing data and betting analytics tool/app HorseLogics (HorseLogics.com).Accuscore details that BBN will provide relevant and accurate, betting-centric updates to its audience, displaying information on market values, handicaps and pricing variables.Updating the market, Tuomas Kanervala, CEO of Accuscore, commented on the launch of BBN“Our mission is to provide all sports bettors with the most interesting betting news on a daily basis. Currently there is a void of genuine betting content and BBN allows both the operator and the player to access unique real-time predictive data output through our sophisticated event simulations. This is just the tip of the iceberg of our proprietary tools for the sports bettor as we ready our position to meet the demands of the US player as sports betting is legalized throughout the U.S.” Accuscore launches all-in-one betting info app at BOFCON2019 March 20, 2019 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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