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first_imgVolunteers selected by the government through the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry will begin working to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on March 23. Registration will close at midnight on Friday.  “The selected volunteers will receive guidance and training on Sunday and start work on Monday,” he said in a written statement on Friday.Healthy people in Greater Jakarta who are under 40 years old and single will be prioritized.In addition to accepting volunteers, the government is also accepting donations of rapid test equipment.As of Thursday, Indonesia has recorded 309 COVID-19 cases with 25 deaths, the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. Nearly 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the country have been recorded in Jakarta, according to the Jakarta administration.   President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has also urged hospitals to prepare contingency plans in case they were overwhelmed by patients. Hospitals have been advised to use the athletes apartment complex in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, which can accommodate 15,000 people, and state-owned hotels as emergency wards.Topics : The volunteers will be assigned to handle logistical and operational affairs in preparing alternative facilities for COVID-19 patients in case the current referral hospitals are no longer able to accommodate patients.They will be trained by the Indonesia Healthcare Corporation before carrying out their duties. In addition to that, they will also be equipped with protective gear and given health insurance while volunteering.SOE Minister Erick Thohir said the government would announce the selection results on Saturday.Read also: Indonesian SOE Ministry searches for volunteers to assist with coronavirus handlinglast_img read more

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first_img June 28, 2018 Economy,  Press Release,  PSA,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation to reduce fraud and increase consumer protections by increasing penalties for the possession and use of a skimmer device, as well as transferring stolen information, making it a felony for the first offense. House Bill 1918 updates the crime code to establish the crime of possession and use of skimmer devices.“Skimmer devices and fraudulent activity costs retailers billions and make consumers feel uneasy about transactions,” said Governor Wolf. “This important legislation will help to increase protections for Pennsylvanians.”House Bill 1918 updates the crime code to establish the crime of possession and use of skimmer devices. Skimmers are malicious card readers that illegally gather data from a credit or debit card’s magnetic strip. Skimmers can be placed over or even inside authentic card readers which allow criminals to steal credit or debit card data by reading the information contained on the card when it is swiped or inserted. Devices are often combined with a concealed camera that can also record Personal Identification Numbers (PIN).This legislation accompanies the administration’s collaborative efforts through the Department of Banking and Securities, State Police, Department of Agriculture, and the Office of the Attorney General to educate consumers, business owners, law enforcement, and gas pump inspectors statewide on the dangers of card skimmers.The Department of Agriculture inspects gas pumps on an annual or as needed basis, and its inspectors are trained to recognize skimmers. If and when one is found, the inspector will notify the appropriate authorities and cooperate with investigations upon request.The Pennsylvania State Police and its local law enforcement partners work diligently to respond to instances of credit card skimming and other types of fraud. Information gathered in individual cases may reveal larger trends, which can help law enforcement better allocate resources to prevent these types of crimes as skimming devices become more sophisticated.If you believe you’ve been scammed, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-441-2555 or e-mail at atscams@attorneygeneral.gov.Today, the governor also signed House Bill 1644, House Bill 1738, House Bill 1782, House Bill 1898, House Bill 2067, House Bill 17, House Bill 152, House Bill 159, House Bill 594, House Bill 824, House Bill 994, House Bill 1124, House Bill 1232, Senate Bill 431, Senate Bill 499, SenateBill 564, Senate Bill 817, Senate Bill 892, Senate Bill 934, Senate Bill 978, Senate Bill 1002, Senate Bill 1037, Senate Bill 1056, Senate Bill 1091, Senate Bill 1101, and Senate Bill 552. Pennsylvania Increases Consumer Protections, Criminalizes Skimmer Device Possession and Usecenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenYoung builders create buzz with new home01:00A Paddington property has become the “talk of the town” for the second time, after Graya Constructions, a dynamic brother duo, have transformed what was one Queenslander, into two homes on separate titles.Graya Constructions’ new build Woodrock has become the “talk of the town”.Rob Gray, 29, and his brother Andrew, 32, purchased 33 Rockbourne Tce in May 2017, Rob said the listing had turned heads due to the size of the home, and the size on the land.But this time, he said, it was the architecture and materials used that was creating a buzz.The Paddington home was architecturally designed by Tim Stewart.“I can’t believe it still to this day, every single person literally stops, but it’s just really unique with a huge glass window out the front,” Rob said.“The architecture and the materials are just like nothing else around here, if not in Brisbane.”They commissioned award-winning Brisbane-based architect Tim Stewart after working on previous projects, including the design of each of Rob and Andrew’s own homes.“Tim’s clearly in the top, one, two or three architects in Brisbane, and it’s pretty easy to see why, his portfolio of beautiful houses is endless,” Rob said.Architect Tim Stewart delivered on the brief to create a memorable property to passers by.“The brief was to create a memorable property, so those driving past won’t forget where and what Woodrock is.“It’s a head-turner and nearly every car that goes past slows down or stops.“Woodrock is super modern, contemporary with lots of angles and a view across Paddington to the old water tower.”The project wasn’t without its challenges, but nothing innovative thinking couldn’t solve.“The previous owner had actually subdivided a 405sq m block on the corner, off from his house, from where the Queenslander sat in the middle of the block,” Rob Said.The open plan living, dining and kitchen at the new Rockbourne home.“A lot of people were doing their sums … off how he divided the land, whereas Andrew and I, from day one always saw a lot more value in moving the Queenslander.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“It’s actually a really big house, so it didn’t look like it was very movable, but we always new it was doable.”Included in its impressive design are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a luxe four-vehicle garage, multiple living spaces, swimming pool and wine cellar.The wine cellar greets you upon entry.Among Woodrock’s premium features are resort-style landscaping and pool with glass window, Miele appliances, glass wine display, marble benchtops, ducted airconditioning, polished concrete floors, a vast barbecue entertaining zone and 60m combined dual street frontage.About four years ago, the brothers established Graya Constructions and have completed several successful projects since.>>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<“My brother Andrew and I, we basically build and sell high-end houses, predominantly in the western suburbs, most of our success has been in Paddington,” Rob said.“So we’ve got a really good grip on the market here in Paddington.”Ray White New Farm principal and marketing agent Matt Lancashire takes a dip at 33 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington.Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire is marketing 33 Rockbourne Tce, as well as the original renovated home next door at 29.last_img read more

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first_imgRon Rivera is the coach of the Carolina Panthers.  Even though they were favored this year, they lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.  If history is anything, look for Ron Rivera to bounce back and win a Super Bowl in the very near future.  After all, he had 3 losing seasons in his 5-year career with the Panthers.  Each of those years it was widely rumored that he would either be fired before the season ended or surely after.  He always survived.His record includes 6-10, 7-9, 12-4, 7-8-1, and this year his record was 15-1 and a Super Bowl Runner-up.  He has been quite lucky because in most pro sports you seldom get 3 years to prove your worth.  Evidently, his boss saw something special in him and was rewarded quite handsomely this past year.last_img

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first_img Press Association Ryan Giggs gave the Manchester United board food for thought as he enjoyed a dream debut in the home dugout at Old Trafford. The home fans cheered their team on as they emerged from the tunnel for the first time since Moyes’ departure. But they reserved their greatest cheer for Giggs, who responded by saluting all four corners of the ground as he confidently strode down the touchline just after his coaches Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville. Wearing a smart suit with the club’s crest on his top pocket, Giggs looked the part. It was as if he had done that walk to the manager’s seat in the dugout a thousand times. The United fans yelled “Attack, attack, attack” immediately after the first whistle, but the players failed to respond initially. What was going on the pitch was something of a sideshow. All the focus was on Giggs, who was the subject of several supportive chants from the stands. When Giggs came off his bench into his technical area for the first time after six minutes, he received the kind of applause especially reserved for club greats. United’s record-appearance maker and most decorated player had come to the edge of his box to urge his players to up their game. In truth, for the first 10 minutes there was little difference from the Moyes era. Just after Norwich had a Jonny Howson goal ruled out for a foul in the build up, United had their first chance when Danny Welbeck slammed a powerful half-volley at John Ruddy, who punched the ball away. Old Trafford was quiet. The only noise came from a group of season ticket holders who held up a banner protesting about the singing section which will be introduced in their block next year. Another banner then appeared – this time trailing from a plane overhead. The message read “Thank U Moyes”. Who paid for the plane was unclear. Back on terra firma United were still struggling. Tom Cleverley swung his right leg at the ball and missed. The tempo increased just before the break. Shinji Kagawa turned home Phil Jones’ cross, but it was ruled out for offside. Antonio Valencia then belted a low ball at Ruddy which he saved. The increased pressure resulted in United winning a penalty. Steven Whittaker pulled Welbeck back and Rooney drove a low shot past Ruddy. United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward – the man in charge of finding Moyes’ successor – rose to his feet and Old Trafford rocked again. Less than three minutes after the restart, United were 2-0 up thanks to some inept defending from Norwich. Four defenders failed to come out to challenge Rooney, who, despite slipping, curled a right-footed shot past Ruddy and into the net off the far post. Ruddy fumed at his defenders for backing off. Moments later he was at full stretch to deny Welbeck as United upped the pressure. Sir Alex Ferguson and many more United fans got to their feet to clap Welbeck off on the hour as he was replaced by Mata. Three minutes later Mata found the net as he turned home Jones’ cross from close-range. Soon after Mata had his second after he nodded home Valencia’s shot from close range. Substitute Javier Hernandez should have made it 5-0 late on. Martin Olsson’s deflected shot looped towards goal in injury time, but hit the bar instead. Nothing was going to spoil Giggs’ special day. The Welshman received a huge standing ovation after the final whistle as he walked off with “Ryan Giggs’ Red and White Army” ringing out from all four corners of the ground. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata both scored twice as Giggs oversaw a comfortable 4-0 win over Norwich. Giggs assumed temporary control of United on Tuesday following the sacking of David Moyes. Although the United board are searching for an experienced successor, Giggs has made no secret of his desire to become full-time manager. And the 40-year-old interim manager did his chances no harm with this display. Once United had put a slightly cumbersome first half behind them, they strolled to victory. And what is more, they did it with the style and panache that has been missing from the men in red for most of the season. There was no sign of the slow, tentative play United exhibited under Moyes. Instead, it was like the 1990s all over again. United played with fluency, width and potency – all components of the Manchester United ‘philosophy’ Giggs had talked about with so much pride before kick-off. There was a clear attempt to make a break from the Moyes era. The ‘Chosen One’ banner had gone, Moyes’ big summer signing Marouane Fellaini was not even on the bench, and United fans sang the name of their new manager throughout. Giggs was hailed like a Hollywood star throughout the match by the home crowd – many of whom will want the Welshman to take the job ahead of Louis van Gaal, who is the frontrunner to replace Moyes. last_img read more

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first_img Press Association Midfielder Ben Reeves has withdrawn from Northern Ireland’s squad and been replaced by Billy McKay. Manager Michael O’Neill also has doubts over Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Ward (hamstring), who has yet to link up with the squad, but is more positive about Chris Brunt’s chances after he was injured on West Brom duty. O’Neill told BBC Northern Ireland: “Chris Brunt is working separately with the medical team but we’re optimistic rather than pessimistic about his chances of being involved on Friday night (in the Faroes). “Jamie Ward we’ve left at Forest for the time being, we’ll basically asses that on a day by day basis but Jamie, realistically, has the least chance of making it. “Ben Reeves unfortunately has withdrawn and we’ve added Billy McKay.” Northern Ireland have defied expectations to sit second in Group F heading into the next round of matches. center_img Reeves is receiving treatment at his club, MK Dons, and has been ruled out of the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against the Faroe Islands and Hungary. Stiker McKay, who recently joined Dundee United on loan from Wigan, has been added in his place. last_img read more

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first_img Press Association Chelsea may have to play their games away from Stamford Bridge if their proposals to redevelop the ground come to fruition, while Spurs will need to relocate from White Hart Lane when it is rebuilt. Wembley has been suggested as a possible temporary home for both clubs, but Arsenal did not perform well when they used the national stadium for Champions League games during the late 1990s, before the Emirates Stadium was built. Gunners boss Wenger told www.arsenal.com: “When you move into a new stadium, you have to feel at home. You have to feel that it is the right place for you. That is only created by the history that you build slowly through the games. “I still think it’s a little bit of a disadvantage, even for the fans, they do not feel completely at home, and that can transmit to the players. “That was a big problem for us. In hindsight it was maybe a mistake to move to Wembley, but we had no real choice as UEFA did not accept us holding the games at Highbury. “Looking back today, I say it was a handicap for us. “The players were comfortable at Highbury and the teams that visited us weren’t comfortable. Suddenly it was like we were playing games on a neutral ground, basically.” center_img Arsene Wenger has warned Chelsea and Tottenham they could struggle if and when they move to temporary homes.last_img read more

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first_imgMumbai: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly has said that the Indian team must prepare for life without Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the two-time World Cup winning captain will not play forever.“Indian cricket will have to get used to this thing that MS (Dhoni) won’t play all the time and won’t play for a longer period of time. But I feel this decision M S has to take,” Ganguly told ‘India Today’.Like all good things in life, all great players’ careers also have to end one day.“Every big player has to hang up his shoes. That’s sport. Look in football, Maradona had to quit. There hasn’t been a bigger player than him. Tendulkar, Lara, Bradman… everyone had to quit. This is the way the system has been and will be.”Ganguly, however, said that the final decision has to be taken by Dhoni himself.“MS (Dhoni) is at a stage in his career where he has to take a decision—what can I do ahead, can I contribute in the future, can I take India to victory like MS Dhoni, not like another player.“…Because players like M S Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Tendulkar play for a while and then there are expectations from them that they will play in a certain way and win the games. And I feel that this decision has to be taken by MS Dhoni,” he signed off. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Jersey’s Bergen Record reporter Tara Sullivan covered the Masters this weekend. She was there because, well, it was her job.Sounds straightforward, doesn’t it?To the Augusta National Golf Club, it apparently didn’t. To Masters staffers, Sullivan must have been a woman out of place, following golfer Rory McIlroy into the locker room after the conclusion of the tournament’s final round Sunday. When McIlroy proceeded into Augusta’s locker room, so did the throng of reporters following him, looking for quotes from one of the top stories of the day.McIlroy entered Sunday as the tournament’s leader, but after shooting an 80 in the final round, that was long gone. His collapse matched the biggest for a 54-hole leader since 1956, and despite Tiger Woods’ remarkable resurgence and Charl Schwartzel capturing his first green jacket, McIlroy was still a huge story.In a column on the Record’s website, NorthJersey.com, Sullivan detailed how when McIlroy entered the locker room, a female security officer told Sullivan she wasn’t allowed in. Sullivan said instead of disrupting her colleagues, she sought out an official Masters representative. Unsuccessful, she then asked the security guard for more clarification. The guard said Sullivan wasn’t allowed in because there was an open bathroom area in the locker room. Sullivan, an experienced reporter, responded, “Yes, just like all of the pro locker rooms I routinely go into.”Later that night, Masters officials apologized, saying the guard was mistaken. Augusta has no policy against allowing female reporters into locker rooms, as the Associated Press confirmed several were indeed allowed inside in the past without incident.Many would (and did) declare the story dead at that point. But how can Augusta allow this to happen in the midst of one of the most exciting Masters in decades? Yes, the guard made a mistake – as we all do. Sullivan said Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke and a colleague of hers, John Romano, eventually helped her get the quotes she needed.But if that were all it took to cover an event, Sullivan wouldn’t even be there. What about the “principle” already in place in Augusta that prevented a professional from doing her job? What about Augusta’s refusal to grant females membership to the club?I won’t pretend to pry into the guard’s mind at the time she refused access to Sullivan, but isn’t it fair to say she likely had the club’s membership policy in mind? No women can play here, so why would a reporter be any different?As my colleague Michael Bleach said last week in his column, “How much do media really look out for women in sports”? The defenses of Augusta as a private entity rest on some pretty staunch politics. Sure, you can tell me the Boy Scouts exclude girls and the Girl Scouts exclude boys, while fraternities and sororities do the same. But guess what? The combination of each one eliminates that exclusion. Was Sullivan given any other option?Many quick reactions to both the controversy and Sullivan’s column also questioned the place of opposite-gender reporters in locker rooms. Some even questioned the need for reporters to even be in post-game clubhouses and locker rooms at all.How’s that for hypocrisy?The very same people enabled by the Internet to give their instant opinions a voice are criticizing the people making the whole thing happen. Without reporters in the locker room, stories end with the final swing, throw or shot of the game. Without post-game reaction, those people have even less information to form their shortsighted, third-party opinions.Reporters are in locker rooms for a very specific reason. They’re reporters, and they report on what viewers and readers don’t see. Yes, post-game press conferences exist for a reason – but it’s not to replace locker room interviews, it’s to supplement them. In the locker room, players are the most candid and honest they will ever be following an event.And no matter how much they say otherwise, people absolutely are interested in what athletes have to say following a game. That’s because of the very reason American sports are as huge as they are – they’re stories of people, of humanity. Those good ol’ boys pushing the “golf is a gentleman’s game” line really aren’t interested in seeing how a 21-year-old kid from northern Ireland handled a crushing collapse in the final round of one of America’s most hallowed sporting events? For the record, McIlroy’s reaction to the whole thing was classy and honorable enough to warrant its own flock of stories – as it did Sunday night and Monday morning.So while the story as it pertains to Sullivan may be dead, the facts remain the same: Sullivan should have been allowed inside Augusta’s locker room, just as every other reporter seemingly was.Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. What are your thoughts on this story? Share your thoughts with him at mfiammetta@badgerherald.com and follow him on Twitter @mikefiammetta.last_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse shouldn’t have been surprised when Notre Dame freshman Payton Tidd relied on her sinking changeup. Head coach Shannon Doepking even admitted that Tidd was “going to changeup us to death.”Yet, the off-speed pitch befuddled the Orange batters early on, as SU struck out five times in the first four innings.But then, the Orange adjusted. The batters moved slightly forward in the box to get better timing on the slower pitches. SU also looked for changeups when Tidd faced counts with two or three balls, sophomore Alex Acevedo said.That adjustment sparked a 9-1 Syracuse (13-18, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) win over Notre Dame (19-11, 4-3) in six innings. The Orange scored two runs in the fifth inning after senior Alicia Hansen tripled home sophomore Gabby Teran and junior Toni Martin used a sacrifice bunt to bring in Hansen. In the sixth, SU erupted for seven more.“We just knew that whenever she was ahead or needed a strike, she would throw us a changeup, so we were expecting it,” Acevedo said. “After that, the momentum started to build and we just fed off each other.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeeing Teran standing on first base in the bottom of the fifth inning, Hansen was motivated to get a hit, she said.As Tidd released the off-speed pitch, Hansen was patient, expecting an off-speed pitch. She smacked the ball down the third base line and towards the wall. Teran sprinted home from first base, tying the game at one.Two batters later, Acevedo tapped the third pitch of the at-bat a few feet in front of the mound. UND catcher Shelby Grimm picked the ball up and fired it towards first base. But just as she turned away from Hansen on third base, the senior took off. She dashed home and tapped the plate just before Grimm could turn around and tag her. Home plate umpire Alex Leap screamed, “safe!” as the Orange took their first lead.“I think it just fired everyone up,” Doepking said. “Alicia’s just an emotional leader for this team, and she brings a lot of fire, a lot of grit.”The Orange didn’t relent in the sixth inning. When Acevedo stepped to the plate for the eighth at-bat of the inning, the Orange had already scored three runs.Acevedo, standing outside the batter’s box, thought about how assistant coach Vanessa Shippy told the Orange to “shock everyone who was watching,” Acevedo said.“In my last at bat, I was 0-for-3 and I was like, ‘I know I can produce. I know I can do something. Coach Shippy told me I can do it,” Acevedo said.This was a game that SU, who was 2-4 in conference play with two losses to a struggling Boston College team, was not supposed to win. Its opponent had won 13 of its last 15 games, including a win over No. 3 Florida State.Acevedo used that as motivation. She smashed a double to the right field wall, bringing home Martin and Hansen. As she stood up, she bobbed her head and swung her shoulders to sophomore Lailoni Mayfield’s walk-up song: “Get Like Me” by David Banner.The very next at-bat, Mayfield drove Acevedo home with a walk-off double to the right field wall.“I think that, like we always said, this team is super talented, but we just haven’t been able to put the puzzle pieces together from an offensive, defensive and pitching standpoint yet,” Doepking said. “And I think what you got to see today is some of the pieces coming together.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

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