The number of fatalities linked to COVID-19 in Indonesia reached 2,000 on Thursday, as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise amid plans by the central government to gradually ease restrictions ahead of the so-called “new normal”.Providing daily updates on COVID-19 cases, Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general Achmad Yurianto announced 979 new positive cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections nationwide to 35,259. He also reported 41 new fatalities linked to the disease, taking the total death toll to 2,000.Over the past few days, the Southeast Asian country has recorded a significant increase in daily reported cases, with its highest 24-hour increase reported on Wednesday with 1,241 new cases.The spike came as the country began its transition into the “new normal” as the government seeks to reignite the economy after COVID-19 restrictions and partial lockdowns were imposed in a number of regions in recent months.While the rise in new cases could be the result of increased testing, critics say the data show the health crisis is not yet over and that easing restrictions may cause a spike in infections.In East Java, for instance, authorities have decided not to extend large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the provincial capital of Surabaya and its satellite regencies of Gresik and Sidoarjo, and have instead imposed two weeks of transitional restrictions ahead of the implementation of “new normal” measures, despite the province replacing Jakarta as the country’s newest COVID-19 epicenter.The capital begin its transition period on Monday with the reopening of offices, houses of worship and some workplaces, while extending large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to the end of June.The Jakarta administration has also allowed public transportation and app-based ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers to resume normal operations. Many commuters have expressed concerns over their safety as crowded public transportation is considered fertile ground for coronavirus transmission.Topics :
Artist impression of the bathrooms at Karma Villas. Artist impression of the kitchen at Karma Villas. Artist impression of the living area at Karma Villas, which is being built at Coolangatta. A four-villa development, called Karma Villas, is being built at Coolangatta.CONSTRUCTION has started on a four-villa development at Coolangatta.Rainbow Bay Realty is selling the three-storey executive homes, known as Karma Villas, at 134 Musgrave Street.They range in size from 282sq m to 311sq m and are priced between $1.145 million and $1.295 million. A body corporate levy will also apply at $31.50 per week. On the ground level of each floor, there will be a double garage and self-contained studio room with kitchen and bathroom.An open kitchen hen, living and dining area will be on the first floor.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoBi-fold doors will open up onto a balcony with a view of the Coolangatta skyline while a low-maintenance courtyard will be at the rear of the villas for outdoor entertaining.The top floor will be dedicated to three bedrooms, including the master, which will have a large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.The villas will be within walking distance of cafes, restaurants, shops, and the beach with schools and the Gold Coast Airport close by.They are expected to be finished by October.
Batesville, In. — First-time applications and renewal forms for the Nora E. Wonning Scholarship are now available online or at the Batesville High School (812-934-4384)or the Oldenburg Academy(812-934-4440). Students living in the Batesville Community School Corporation limits are eligible to apply.Renewal applicants must be full-time students and have maintained a 2.5 g.p.a. on a 4.0 scale.Completed, typed applications, with required attachments (transcript & essay), are due to Mr. Andy Allen, Principal of Batesville High School, no later than 4:00 p.m., April 18, 2019.
RelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Eberechi Eze debuts for Crystal Palace as Eagles thump Southampton EPL: Palace face Saints test Watford omitted Andre Gray, Nathaniel Chalobah and Domingos Quina from their squad for the Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday as a precautionary measure, the club said in a statement.British media reported that striker Gray had breached coronavirus lockdown rules by holding a birthday party at his home this week, with Quina also pictured at the gathering. “Gray, Chalobah and Quina have all been omitted from the Watford squad by (manager) Nigel Pearson to ensure the health and safety of all players, staff and officials at today’s game,” Watford said.The club said on Saturday they were investigating the matter and would speak to the players involved.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andre GrayDomingos QuinaNathaniel ChalobahSouthamptonWatford
The National finals of the ongoing FC Bayern Youth cup tournament will hold in Abuja this weekend as eight teams vie for honours at the Aduvie Academy, Jahi District, Abuja.According to the organizers, Ablaze FC (Lagos Island), FC Bethel (Lagos Mainland), Derby Academy (Jos), Early Start Academy (Enugu), All Stars (Port-Harcourt) Kano Stars (Kano), Sporting Dreams (Abuja) and Bityong Academy (Kaduna) have all qualified to compete at the national final for a chance to represent Nigeria in Germany at the world champions competition of the Youth Cup.Commenting on this development, Qasim Elegbede, the Brand and Marketing Director at StarTimes said that â€œWe are happy to have been able to impact the lives of over 300 young boys positively. Providing them a chance to showcase their talent has given them a boost and I am sure they will go ahead to excel in football.â€He added â€œStarTimes will continue working with these kids even after the world finals in Germany to ensure that their football passion takes them places.â€So far, over 50 games and 150goals have been recorded with 320 players from across 6 states taking part in the competition. The FC Bayern Youth Cup Nigeria, a tournament for the U16 boys and first edition in Africa commenced in January with games played in all six geo-political zones of the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The much-awaited 2018 Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament took galloped off to a flying start at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Resort in Kanjimi, Kaduna with two open-ended games in the UNICEF Cup series.Team Rubicon began their campaign on a positive note in defeating DeeBee Farms 71/2 – 4 in the opening of the prestigious charity polo event that pits a record 15 teams this year.Parading the Badamasi and the Sirika brothers, Rubicon jumped in front right from the first chukker with two quick goals, holding back the hard-fighting DeeBee farmers to a 51/2-3 lead at the half way mark of the fiercely fought encounter. Though DeeBee Farms pivot player Dawule Baba scored two field goals in the third chukker to reduce the margin, it was not enough to tie the board as Malik Badamasi converted two penalty goals in the last chukker to give Rubicon a deserved victory.Tila Farms, skippered by Rabiu Mohammed also earned full points in their opening game with a 91/2-5 win over team Ibah to share the lead with Rubicon in their quest to win the UNICEF cup this year.Team Ibah with the likes of Khalifa Ibrahim and Yusuf Garba could not rise to the challenge from the rampant Tila side who led 5-0 in the first chukker to dictate the pace till the end of the encounter that was watched by a huge opening day crowd.Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika and diplomats were amongst thousands of polo buffs that watched the opening ceremony of this edition.Expectedly, the grand fiesta picked speed yesterday as the campaigns for the glittering Access Bank Cup and the Charity Shield take centre stage.Revered as one of the biggest charity polo tournaments in the world, the Charity Shield has been enjoying the exclusive sponsorship of Access Bank for more than a decade. It offers three major prizes, the UNICEF Cup, Access Bank Cup and the high goal Charity Shield.The week-long annual event is a robust corporate social responsibility partnership platform set up in 2003 by Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club. In conjunction with Access Bank Plc, it has been raising funds to support UNICEF projects for vulnerable children and the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kaduna and northern Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Granddaddy of Them All, the principal New Year’s 6 bowl and the Rose Bowl. The historic matchup the Wisconsin Badgers (10-3, 7-2 Big Ten) are about to undertake has many titles. But one thing is for certain — it’s the biggest possible stage in college football outside of a playoff spot. The Badgers are no strangers to the Rose Bowl, yet there appearances in it have been anything but consistent. After losing their first three appearances in the Rose Bowl in the years between 1953 and 1963, they underwent a streak of domination that few teams would be able to replicate. In just a six year span from 1994 to 2000, the Badgers captured three total Rose Bowl titles, including two titles back to back in 1999 and 2000. Football: Badgers fall flat in second half, lose to The Ohio State University in Big Ten ChampionshipThe No. 8 University of Wisconsin football team (10-3, 7-3 Big Ten) lost 34–21 against No. 1 The Ohio State Read…Nothing that sweet lasts forever, and the Badgers returned to their losing ways in the coming decade. Now, after yet another stretch of three consecutive losses in Pasadena, the Badgers will look to capitalize on their latest opportunity to capture a Rose Bowl title against the Oregon Ducks (11-2, 8-1 Pac 12). Despite Oregon’s reputation for being a fast-paced team that relies on speed over raw strength, this year’s squad shares more in common with the Badgers than one would normally think. Both teams rely on a sturdy offensive line and staunch defenses to both drive offensive production and keep their opponents at bay. Both teams are giving up an average of almost exactly 16 points per game through 13 games. On top of this, both Oregon and Wisconsin are extremely close in their average points scored per game, as the Badgers average 34.6 points and the Ducks average 35.9. Football: Badgers headed to 2020 Rose Bowl vs. OregonIt’s official — the Badgers are headed to the 2020 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This will be Wisconsin’s 10th Read…The keys to victory for the Badgers, however, rest in the aspects of the game in which the two teams differ greatly. Perhaps the most important of these aspects is passing offense. Oregon QB Justin Herbert is the lifeblood of the Oregon offense and is having an incredible season. Herbert has amassed over 3300 passing yards and has contributed an astounding 32 touchdowns for the season. While the Ducks are still putting up an impressive 183 rushing yards per game, they lean more heavily on the pass game than the Badgers who average over 240 yards rushing per game. On top of this, rushing touchdowns account for 23 of the Ducks’ scores this year but 37 of the Badgers’. Getting pressure on Herbert and forcing him to be uncomfortable in the pocket will be key if the Badgers are to leave Pasadena victorious. Oregon has shown some propensity to allow Herbert to be pressured throughout the season, as they currently give up an average of 1.77 sacks per game. The Badgers’ second level defense has been touch and go this season, and a strong pass rushing performance would go a long way in taking pressure off of the secondary to keep Herbert in check. On top of putting pressure on Justin Herbert, Jonathan Taylor must have a solid game in order to secure a Badger victory. I would say he has to have a big game, but considering the average solid game for Taylor seems to entail a roughly 200 yard and two to three touchdown effort, he really just needs to match many of his previous performances against top-ranked opponents. Football: Q&A with The Daily Emerald’s Brady Lim ahead of Rose Bowl matchup with OregonBrady (Oregon) to Harrison (Wisconsin): At their best, the Badgers were beating the brakes off of Michigan and Minnesota. At Read…There is no doubt the Ducks will provide a strong test for the Badgers that is perhaps only rivaled by their brutal contests against Ohio State University. But, depending on what opinion you hold regarding Utah, the Badgers could very well be the Ducks’ toughest test of the season.Oregon is a team that doesn’t get enough credit when it comes to its strength in the trenches. With this being the case, the Badgers will have to prove they can still dominate the line and wear down an opponent with the run game to secure a victory. The Badgers have only won the Rose Bowl once when entering the contest as the lower-ranked team. They currently stand at No. 8 in the country while the Ducks secured the No. 6 spot after defeating Utah and claiming the Pac 12 Championship. With this being said, these two teams are about as close in talent as it gets, and the rankings will mean next to nothing when they step on the field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. Central time and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has disclosed that star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil won’t be leaving the North London club during the January transfer window “unless something unbelievable happens”.With their contracts set to expire at the end of the season, Sanchez and Ozil have been linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium.Speaking during his pre-match press conference ahead of the home league match against Huddersfield Town.When asked whether they will stay, Wenger replied: “Yes, of course.”The 67-year old Frenchman stated that: “As long as they are here, they give their best for the club.“In my head, they stay until the end of the season. Unless something unbelievable happens I don’t see that changing.”On if Sanchez and Ozil will remain beyond the end of the 2017-18 campaign, he added: “I am not the only one to decide that. They have to decide that as well.”RelatedWenger Confirms Star Duo Could Still Leave In JanuaryOctober 12, 2017In “England”Arsenal FC vs Burnley FCJune 30, 2017Similar post”Let Alexis Sanchez Go, Get The Money & Move On” – Arsenal LegendJuly 28, 2017In “England”
PreviousANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Kole Calhoun #56 congratulates Dustin Garneau #13 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on his home run in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Home plate umpire Mark Wgner calls the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons out at home as Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos shows him the ball to end the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Felix Pena delivers a pitch during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros 1in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAstros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to the plate during the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels at Angel Stadium. Cole is a former Orange Lutheran and UCLA standout. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning agaisnt the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim leaps up but can not catch ball hit for a double in the first inning by Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros ball hit into left field by at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Michael Brantley #23 of the Houston Astros is congratulated by Yuli Gurriel #10 for his two-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim poitches to the Houston Astros in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Jake Marisnick #6 of the Houston Astros steals second base when Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets the throw late in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros is congratulated after he scored on a wild pitch by Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the thrid inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ George Springer watches his three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Houston Astros’ George Springer, center, celebrates his three-run home run with Jake Marisnick, left, during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Angels catcher Dustin Garneau gets under a pop fly and makes the catch in foul territory for the out on Houston Astros’ Josh Reddick during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Houston Astros’ Jake Marisnick hits an RBI double during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros throws the ball pack to the picther as Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim inspects his bat after a strike in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a three run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Tyler White #13 and Jake Marisnick #6 congratulate George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros after he drove them in on a three run home run in the fifth inning against releif pitcher Luke Bard #39 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is out at home as Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros makes the tag to end the fifth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 17: Kole Calhoun #56 congratulates Dustin Garneau #13 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on his home run in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Home plate umpire Mark Wgner calls the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons out at home as Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos shows him the ball to end the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 18Home plate umpire Mark Wgner calls the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons out at home as Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos shows him the ball to end the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ExpandANAHEIM — So much for the momentum of an emotional no-hitter and a five-game winning streak.Félix Peña, whose last time on the Angel Stadium mound was when he was completing a combined no-hitter in a No. 45 jersey, gave up eight runs in the Angels’ 11-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.The Angels had won all of their games since the All-Star break, mostly because of an offense that had produced at least six runs in each game.Their pitching had been adequate, with the exception of one remarkable game the previous time that Peña got the ball. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros In a sense, the Angels picked a good night to have a bad game on the mound, because the hitters weren’t able to do much with Houston’s Gerrit Cole anyway.Cole allowed just one run in seven innings. The Angels didn’t even have a runner get past first base until Dustin Garneau’s homer in the fifth. Cole struck out 11, including the final five he faced, and he walked just one.No pitcher had struck out 10 this season against the Angels, who have the fewest strikeouts in the majors. A pitcher had only struck out as many as nine Angels in only two other games, and one of them was Cole. He struck out nine while pitching seven scoreless innings against the Angels on July 6.“He’s one of the tougher pitchers we face, and we face him a lot, being in our division,” Paul said. “Ideally you’d like to keep it close as long as you can with him, to give yourself a shot. Tonight didn’t work out.”Cole lowered his earned-run average to 3.12 in the final year of his contract with the Astros.A product of Orange Lutheran High and UCLA, Cole is likely to be one of the Angels’ prime targets as a free agent this winter. Cole grew up as an Angels fan and has a home in Orange County. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Last Friday, with the Angels wearing Tyler Skaggs’ name and number on their jerseys to honor their fallen teammate in the first home game since his death, Taylor Cole and Peña combined for a no-hitter.Peña’s turn in the rotation came up again on Wednesday, and this time he got the chance to start for himself. Manager Brad Ausmus said the change was mostly because the bullpen had been tapped from recent heavy workloads.It was apparent early that it was not Peña’s night.“I was throwing all of my pitches, but I was leaving a couple of them up and they were doing damage against them,” Peña said through an interpreter.In the first inning, he gave up a one-out single to José Altuve. Alex Bregman then hit a drive toward the left field fence. Justin Upton jumped awkwardly several feet from the ball, which landed for an RBI double. Peña then threw a first-pitch fastball belt-high to Michael Brantley, who blasted it over the right field fence for a two-run homer.In the second inning, Peña allowed two more runs on Altuve’s double down the left field line.Down 5-0, Peña at least managed to get into the fifth inning before he was pulled by bench coach Josh Paul, who was managing the team while Ausmus served a one-game suspension.“I couldn’t command my pitches like last time,” he said. “When that happens, it can get kind of bad.”Luke Bard then entered and gave up back-to-back run-scoring hits, followed by a George Springer three-run homer that bumped the lead to 11-0.Bard managed to tack on a couple of scoreless innings, which helped preserve the bullpen for Thursday, when the Angels will try to win three of four in the series.Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter
Austin Rivers late Friday night sat on the dais following his Clippers’ 106-103 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers that eliminated the Clippers from the playoffs, Portland winning the first-round series 4-2.It looked more like Rivers had just been beaten down by middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Rather, he took an elbow to his left eye from Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Rivers hitting the deck in a heap. There was blood everywhere.Rivers left the game at 6:46 of the first quarter. Amazingly, he came back at 5:03 of the second quarter and went on to play an unbelievable game. He scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and doled out eight assists.His eye looked awful. He felt terrible because his team lost. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Went up for an offensive rebound,” Rivers said. “I just kind of caught a … I don’t know what happened, I think it was an elbow. I just caught it right to my eye. I can’t really see out of it, so it is what it is, man.“We needed everybody out there. Second half I just tried to be as aggressive as possible. Thought I did a good job, thought our team did a great job. Just fell short, man. This one hurts.”Rivers seemed to be fighting back tears. His father, Clippers coach Doc Rivers, spoke in proud tones about his son, who took a total of 11 stitches above and below the eye. The eye was black and blue and nearly shut.“It was awesome,” Doc Rivers said of Austin’s performance. “I mean, he’s bleeding every time out and it looked like a boxing match for him. He’s a baller. He likes playing basketball, and so did our team.”Sixth-man Jamal Crawford, who led the Clippers with 32 points, couldn’t praise the younger Rivers enough. Crawford even went out character to express that. “I’ve never cussed in a press conference, but he played his ass off tonight,” Crawford said. “He really did. You look at his face, it was like he was in a boxing match. He came back in and gave us everything he had.”