The government reported the first possible community transmission of COVID-19 on Tuesday, after a citizen with no link to certain confirmed cases or a history of travel to affected countries tested positive for the virus. The 33-year-old man was Indonesia’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 patient.Nusa Indah Room where the isolation room of a patient No. 25 foreign nationals infected with the COVID virus 19 who died after being treated at Sanglah Hospital on 2.45 pm at the Bali Governor’s Office Wednesday 11/03/2020. (JP /Zul Trio Anggono )“We suspect that [Case 27] is a local transmission. We are currently tracking the source of transmission because this is not an imported case and it’s still unknown which cluster he is part of,” said the Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto.The government’s latest announcement seemed to have confirmed the disconcerting possibility of there being an entire swath of undetected COVID-19 cases who may have come into contact with other individuals within their circles, therefore starting a cycle of so-called community transmissions that would go on to affect other regions within and even beyond the country’s borders. The country’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 patient was only the latest in a growing string of cases involving local citizens who might have contracted the virus from an unknown source, making transmissions of its kind particularly difficult to trace.A Flourish survey visualizationThe Australian state of Victoria announced on March 8 its latest confirmed COVID-19 case involving a 50-something Indonesian woman who tested positive for the coronavirus.The woman, identified only as Case 12, flew from Jakarta to Perth on Feb. 27 – four days before the Indonesian government’s official announcement of the first two COVID-19 cases in the country.The Victoria administration then urged locals to avoid the vicinity of a Vietnamese restaurant where the woman was known to have dined on March 6 to avoid the risk of viral transmission.Yurianto claimed that the woman could have contracted the virus in the Vietnamese restaurant, but some have doubted the claim, saying the woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 8 and had already shown symptoms on Feb. 29. With the incubation period ranging from 14 to 28 days, it is more likely that the woman was infected in Indonesia. Two days later, the Singaporean Ministry of Health announced that two of its most recent COVID-19 patients likely contracted the virus in Indonesia.A 65 year-old Indonesian man – identified as Case 152 – was an imported case who arrived in Singapore on March 7, according to the ministry.Prior to his arrival in Singapore, the man reported early symptoms on Feb. 28 and sought treatment at a hospital in Jakarta on March 2, but it was still unclear whether he undertook tests for the coronavirus. He was only later found to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8 in Singapore.On the same day, the Singaporean government announced Case 153, a Singaporean woman who was likely to have contracted the virus in Indonesia while she visited her sister who had pneumonia from Feb. 25 to 28 – three days before the official announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil (center) monitors information related to the spread of COVID-19 at the Command Center as well as the COVID-19 Information and Coordination Center in Bandung, West Java, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (JP /Arya Dipa)The above cases, along with their elusive points of viral transmission, have raised concerns regarding possible community transmissions by which a number of Indonesian citizens had already contracted the coronavirus from undetected cases in the country prior to their overseas trips.An Indonesian medical scientist based in Singapore, who declined to be named, said he believed a wider contagion had taken place in Indonesia than what has been reported.“It is possible that many cases go undetected in Indonesia based on what we know so far from the imported cases from Indonesia in Singapore and Australia,” he said.He argued that while the disease may not be as deadly as many people fear, we should not take the virus outbreak lightly. “This disease disproportionately kills the elderly. If you are infected, it may not be a problem, but you can transmit it to your parents.”Community transmission is considered a game-changer in any epidemic in that it subverts previously discernible patterns, since specific sources of viral transmission become difficult to track down, according to the World Health Organization.Bayu Krishnamurthi, who headed the National Committee for Avian Flu Control and Pandemic Preparedness from 2006 to 2010, previously told the Post that community transmission “is a more serious situation” than direct transmission.Bayu, however, cautioned that it was too early to conclude that community transmission had taken place. “We need to check if a community transmission truly occurred,” he said. “If it did, then new measures to [handle the virus] are needed.” Syahrizal Syarief, an epidemiology expert from the University of Indonesia, said that conducting contact-tracing on the country’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 case would be difficult because the point of transmission remained unknown.The expert, however, said the situation was still under control.“As long as the government follows the standard procedures, I don’t think it will be a problem. Standard protocol entails conducting contact-tracing as early as possible to contain the spread,” he said, adding that Singapore had 17 cases with no clear origins of infection.Indonesia reported its first death from the coronavirus on Wednesday, a 53-year-old COVID-19 patient and foreign citizen identified as Case 25.By Wednesday, there were 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. Within the first few weeks of the initial COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in January, the Indonesian government took several measures to prevent its citizens from coming into direct contact with individuals from the outbreak epicenter and other regions with confirmed cases.These measures included grounding all flights to and from mainland China, as well as issuing a travel ban on countries that have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases as the government attempted to maintain its then-zero-case record.The playing field has changed, however, as Indonesia has now been made to confront the possibility of “community transmissions” – in which a patient with no travel history to countries with virus outbreaks or no specific contact with other infected patients – within its borders since the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2. Topics :
38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.WANT to know how to make the best home in the country better? This property is a lesson in how to renovate a state icon.This traditional Queenslander at 38 Ridge Street Greenslopes has been renovated to incorporate modern luxuries with its classic elegance. The street-facing facade showcases yesteryear charm with decorative balustrades, single gable and an attractive colour scheme on native timber. c.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe floorplan flows naturally into the kitchen and open-plan dining and living room. The kitchen is a masterpiece of spacious benchtops, European appliances and large butler’s pantry. A separate breakfast bar provides additional storage and fridge space, along with a cosy study nook. Glass bi-fold doors connect the dining and living room with a covered deck that boasts plantation shutters and a view of leafy suburbia. Stairs link the deck to a backyard with an established garden and in-ground temperature-controlled pool. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.The first-floor entry has a covered veranda overlooking Brisbane’s southern suburbs and city skyline. A formal living room sits immediately inside, with major effort put into drawing out the decorative archways, VJ walls, high ceilings and original polished pine flooring. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Three airconditioned bedrooms reside on the first floor including the main bedroom, which has private access to the deck, carpet, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Large windows fill the other two bedrooms with natural light, both of which also feature built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The central staircase, made from spotted gum and frameless glass, leads down to a third living room with bamboo flooring, kitchenette, laundry appliances and a climate-controlled 168-bottle wine cellar. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes occupy the ground floor, including one with an ensuite. Outside, a tiled patio runs along the house’s width behind a stone fence and secure front gates. An established solar system and extensive undercroft storage areas ensure adequate space and an energy saving option. Agent Roger Carr of Ray White Bulimba called this an extremely flexible home with numerous living, dining and entertaining areas.Inspections are by appointment with the auction set for 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane at 10.30am on February 24.
Employees of Aon Netherlands have expressed concern over the recent decision to move its pension fund to Belgium, despite the workers’ council (OR) still discussing the matter with employers, according to Dutch financial daily FD. “We haven’t approved anything, and therefore it is strange that the pension fund already has taken such a decision,” Paul Kabel, the OR’s secretary told FD.He indicated that there were still worries among the scheme’s participants about the quality of the Belgian pensions system, and added that a lobby group had been established which was still discussing the issue with Aon.According to the FD, the OR – a statutory representative body of employees – and the employer have different opinions about the scope of the OR’s right of approval. It cited René Mandos, the pension fund’s chairman, who confirmed that the OR had voiced its concerns to both Dutch supervisor DNB and Belgian regulator FSMA.Mandos defended the pension fund’s decision, by saying that the accountability organ of representatives of workers and pensioners had unanimously approved a transfer.However, he stressed that a cross-border move was still subject to the OR’s approval.Almost a year ago, the Aon scheme announced that it was considering placing its pensions in a Belgian IORP.It made clear that its intention came after the employer had terminated its contract for pensions provision with its pension fund, and had transferred pensions accrual to a defined contribution plan with an insurer.For the accrued pension rights under average and final salary plans, “a liquidation of the pension fund, including a collective value transfer, was the most realistic scenario”, the scheme said at the time.According to the pension fund, the employer preferred a transfer to an IORP in Belgium, which could also house pension rights from its Belgian staff, and possibly other European countries.
New Zealand Doctor 18 May 2020Family First Comment: More health harms from the drug“The potential for adverse effects on respiratory health from smoking cannabis has had much less attention than the social and mental health effects. We believe policies around the liberalisation of cannabis should consider the potential impacts on the lungs… there is sufficient evidence that cannabis causes respiratory symptoms and has the potential to damage both the airways and the lungs… Many people smoke both cannabis and tobacco and are likely to get the worst of both substances.”Cannabis is harmful to the lungs, but in a different way to tobacco, causing significant respiratory symptoms such as bronchitis with evidence to suggest it can result in destructive lung disease –sometimes referred to as ‘bong lung’ – in heavy cannabis users.These are the key findings from a review of research on the effects of smoking cannabis on the lungs undertaken by respiratory specialists, Professor Bob Hancox, from the University of Otago’s Department of Preventive and Social Medicine and Dr Kathryn Gracie, from Waikato Hospital’s Respiratory Department.Cannabis is the second-most commonly smoked substance after tobacco and the most widely-used illicit drug world-wide. Although cannabis remains illegal in most countries, many countries – like New Zealand – are considering decriminalising or legalising its use.Professor Hancox explains that much of the debate about legalising cannabis appears to revolve around the social and mental health effects. Both he and Dr Gracie believe policies around the liberalisation of cannabis should consider the wider health effects of smoking cannabis.“The potential for adverse effects on respiratory health from smoking cannabis has had much less attention than the social and mental health effects,” Professor Hancox says.READ MORE: https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/article/undoctored/smoking-cannabis-causes-bronchitis-and-changes-lung-function
A lightning strike at the PGA Tour Championship injured six people in Atlanta over the weekend.The third round at East Lake was completed earlier in the day after it was called off Saturday when six people were injured after lightningstruck a pine tree just off the 16th tee. Atlanta police said all the injured fans, who were seeking shelter at the time in a VIP tent while playwas suspended, were treated and released.Watch lightning strike here:Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy is celebrating his second career FedExCup title after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Thank you for your continued support of the #FedExCup! See you in 2020. https://t.co/Euki7djSUI— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) August 26, 2019 McIlroy fired a four-under 66 in Sunday’s final round to beat Xander Schauffele by four strokes.Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka tied for third place at minus-13.McIlroy joins Tiger Woods as the only two-time FedExCup winners since it began in 2007.He takes home a record prize of 15-million-dollars.
A pair of bills that were filed this week in the state legislature would require businesses to provide paid time off to all new parents.The bills, Senate Bill 1194 and House Bill 899, would cover up to three months following the birth, fostering, or adoption of a child, as part of the Florida Family Leave Act.“The need for paid family leave has increased as the participation of both parents in the workforce has increased and the number of single parents has grown,” the Senate bill reads. “Despite knowing the importance of time spent bonding with a new child, the majority of workers in this state are unable to take family leave because they are unable to afford leave without pay.”To qualify, an employee must have worked for the company for at least a year and a half, at an average of 20 or more hours per week.The bills will be discussed during next year’s Florida Legislative session, which starts on January 14.If it passes, the new law would then go into effect on July 1, 2020.
Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.Van Gaal, 64, leaves after two years of a three-year contract and is currently discussing severance terms. The former Netherlands boss is believed to earn around £6.4m a year.Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after the 53-year-old Portuguese meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.It is not yet certain what future Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal’s assistant, has at Old Trafford or what will happen to the rest of the coaching team.BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal’s last game in charge.BBC sports editor Dan Roan reported on Saturday that Van Gaal’s sacking would be confirmed on MondayHe arrived at Manchester United’s training ground at 0845 BST on Monday.Forty-five minutes later, League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove into Carrington.Gilroy is the same employment barrister who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked as manager by United in 2014.Gilroy arrived around 0930 and was initially refused entry.He returned approximately 15 minutes later and was allowed in, refusing to answer questions about the reason for his presence.According to his profile page on the Nine St John Street Chambers website,Gilroy has advised and acted for a number of football clients.They include Roy Hodgson, Martin O’Neill, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez, Sam Allardyce, Brendan Rodgers, Alan Pardew, Nigel Pearson and Steve McClaren.Van Gaal took control of United after leading the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Old Trafford club finished fourth in the Premier League in his first season in charge to qualify for the Champions League.But they finished fifth this term and will play in the Europa League next season.They only scored 49 league goals, too, their lowest total since 1989-90.Saturday’s FA Cup success at Wembley gave United a first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson delivered the Premier League title in 2013 in his last season before retirement, but it was not enough to stop Van Gaal from losing his job.Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea last December, just seven months after leading the London club to the Premier League title.Jose Mourinho won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2005, 2006 and 2015Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
CLEVELAND — Throughout spring ball, summer conditioning and even into fall camp there were many questions surrounding the state of the Wisconsin running game in light of Badger standout Brian Calhoun defecting to the NFL last April.Not only have these questions been answered in convincing fashion, it appears that the UW offense may not miss a beat without Calhoun in the 2006 season. The style of running just might look a little different.During Wisconsin’s 35-14 defeat of Bowling Green on Saturday, the Falcon defense was consistently hammered by a pair of bowling-ball-sized backs: P.J. Hill and Dywon Rowan. Hill plunged his way to 130 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown, whereas Rowan chipped in with 28 yards and UW’s first touchdown of the game.At 5-foot-11 and 242 pounds, Hill made a resounding statement in the first start of his career, literally hauling Bowling Green defenders down the field on many occasions. As a result, Hill averaged nearly six yards a carry on the evening.”I felt I was pretty good with my start. I had a few long runs. I didn’t get many losses of yardage,” said Hill, who only lost three yards from scrimmage. “I just stayed focused; I just went out there and just had fun and played my game.””He really runs hard, lowers his shoulder and got a lot of tough yards for us,” quarterback John Stocco added. “He was right on his blocks, right on everything, so I thought he did a great job for us.”With new coach Bret Bielema at the helm, most of Hill’s carries seemed to come in bunches, as he regularly ran the ball on two or three consecutive offensive plays during the night.”I have no problem being the workhorse as long as the coaches see that I’m helping to try and win this game,” Hill said.Rowan saw most of his action in the first half, but the 5-foot-9, 241-pound fifth-year senior helped the Badgers gain an early advantage. After Bowling Green eased down the field for a 7-0 lead on the first drive, Wisconsin answered with a 10-play, 66-yard drive capped by Rowan’s 7-yard dash to the left side of the end zone.”We were down. I just knew I had to bring the team back and get us in the end zone,” Rowan said. “Hopefully [I can get more red-zone touches]. Whatever I can do to help the team, I just want to be able to do that.”Hill, who didn’t find the end zone until 5:19 left in the fourth quarter, said he knows he can be more than a sufficient successor to Calhoun — a quicker and flashier runner.”I was pretty comfortable setting my mark, Brian Calhoun’s a good back, but I’m a different back,” Hill said. “We have two different kinds of running games. I just brought my game to the table.”That other style came from true freshman Lance Smith, who, on the first play of his career, broke free for a 14-yard carry up the middle. Two plays later, Stocco hit full back Bill Rentmeester for a 4-yard touchdown, pushing the UW lead to 28-14.Smith also earned some late-game work and turned in an eight-carry, 42-yard performance for the Badgers.On the other side of the ball, Wisconsin’s defense struggled to contain Falcon quarterback Freddie Barnes. In the redshirt freshman’s first start, Barnes all but destroyed the UW run defense, dashing for 158 yards and two scores.But that didn’t stop Wisconsin from matching the Falcons’ running game, equaling Bowling Green’s mark of 4.8 yards per carry as a team. In the end, Barnes’ two touchdowns were not enough as the Badgers were able to utilize the steady run power from Hill, Rowan and Smith to craft three touchdown drives of at least 66 yards.If the first game of Wisconsin’s season serves as any indication, Bielema will not hesitate to employ two, three or even four backs. Bielema acknowledged that Jamil Walker will be incorporated into the mix of running backs throughout the remainder of the year.”As coaches, we knew that there were probably [at least] three running backs that we felt comfortable with,” Bielema said. “As a drive wears on, that tailback’s been carrying the ball, those same defenders are out there. All of a sudden, you pop in a fresh set of legs. … [It’s] just a little change in speed.”
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team won the national championship last season, it marked one of the finest seasons that the program had ever seen. It was the first time a team outside of Minnesota’s borders had won the national championship, in addition to head coach Mark Johnson receiving Coach of the Year honors and Sara Bauer being named Player of the Year. All of that happened in just one season. And now the Badgers have the opportunity to do it all again.The Badgers are just two victories away from another national title this weekend, as Wisconsin will take on St. Lawrence Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. The winner will then take on either Minnesota-Duluth or Boston College in the national championship game Sunday.Sandwiched in the middle of the two games is the Patty Kazmaier Award presentation, which recognizes the best player in the country. UW senior forward Bauer, the reigning Kazmaier winner, is one of three finalists. Bauer, who has 66 points on the season, would become the first player to win the award in back-to-back seasons.While Wisconsin (34-1-4) has plenty going in its favor this weekend, the Badgers come off a tiring quadruple-overtime 1-0 victory over Harvard in the quarterfinals.”It was very difficult to stay in the game,” sophomore goalie Jessie Vetter said after last weekend’s game, which lasted 120 minutes. “It was hard for both teams to stay in it, but it was a really fun game, and we’re just glad that we came out with the win.”Whether Vetter or senior Christine Dufour starts, Wisconsin will have to look out for St. Lawrence’s leading scorer, junior forward Sabrina Harbec. She has racked up 70 points so far this season, good for second most in the nation. On top of that, the Saints are coming off a big upset from last weekend when they topped New Hampshire 6-2, and the team will certainly be playing with some confidence. “Right now, I don’t think there are really any concerns about St. Lawrence,” team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “Playing our game and recognizing situations on the ice and doing things [are what] we need to do.”However, history hasn’t exactly been on the SLU’s side. This will be the fourth consecutive year St. Lawrence has made it to the Frozen Four, but the Saints haven’t been able to make it past the semifinal game.”Their defense is very strong, and their forwards on the powerplay can do a lot of good things,” Slusar said. “But five-on-five is going to be important for us.”While many are looking for the UW women’s hockey team to defend its national title this weekend, the Badgers aren’t looking past the first game one bit.”I don’t think [we’ve thought about the second game],” Slusar said. “Right now, we’re concentrating on the first game against St. Lawrence.”It’s going to be a tough battle.”
Published on April 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 WASHINGTON — Trailing by one heading into halftime against a lesser Georgetown team, Syracuse was in danger of its second consecutive loss to a mediocre opponent.Brian Megill knew it — it was like “Hobart all over again” — but he needed to energize his teammates.“I asked them if they like losing,” Megill said. “And everyone looked right back at me and said, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘We’re still losing.’”Megill’s words struck a chord as the Orange rallied to stave off an upset, 9-8, in front of 2,736 at Multi-Sport Field. Buoyed by a four-goal third quarter, No. 3 SU (10-3, 4-1 Big East) dug out of a halftime hole and held off a late Hoya (5-8, 2-3) run to win its fourth one-goal game in 14 days.With the sheer number of games it’s played in the past two weeks, Syracuse was sluggish out of the gate. All five games during the stretch were decided by one goal and the strenuous two weeks finally took its toll against Hobart on Tuesday as the Orange fell to the Statesmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor 30 minutes on Saturday it was more of the same. SU committed too many turnovers, missed too many opportunities and went into halftime trailing by one.“I think it’s the number of games that we’ve had and one day to prepare for the Hoyas, the trip down here,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I think we’re looking forward to having a couple days off.”Even with Syracuse out of sorts, Scott Loy found himself with a chance to position SU on top. In his first game back, the Syracuse midfielder fired a shot wide of the net in transition. No one was there to back up his shot. Georgetown took over.As Georgetown struggled, the Orange was simply unable to capitalize. SU turned the ball over on its final five possessions of the half and headed into the locker room trailing 5-4.“You’ve just got to stay composed,” Megill said. “You don’t want to get hostile with anybody on the team. You’ve got to remain as one and come together.”Five minutes into the second half, Maltz tied the game and ended a scoring drought that lasted nearly 19 minutes. GU midfielder Tyler Knarr responded immediately with a goal off the faceoff win, but SU found its rhythm.Syracuse turned to its bread and butter for the next goal: a feed from JoJo Marasco to Luke Cometti.Then Kevin Rice scored to give Syracuse its second lead of the day before Hakeem Lecky, who has struggled with his shot all season, cranked one from 15 yards out to send the Orange into the fourth quarter in control of the game’s tempo and scoreboard 8-6.“I thought we did better in the second half — a few less turnovers — but I think what we saw was the accumulation of some of the games in a couple of weeks,” Desko said, “and I’m very happy to get out of here with a win today.”A Cometti goal early in the fourth quarter stretched SU’s lead to 9-6, the largest for either team on the day. But Syracuse’s rhythm vanished quickly. The same mistakes that plagued the Orange early in the game resurfaced in the final 10 minutes.Shots found Georgetown goaltender Jake Haley instead of the back of the net. Jarring – but clean – hits were replaced by ones that drew whistles. Offense cycled without purpose, and led to the game’s only stall warning.The Hoyas, meanwhile, reeled off two goals in 48 seconds to cut Syracuse’s lead to one in the final two minutes.“We know we’re a good team,” Marasco said, “we know that we’re going to win and for us to bear down in all these close games is only going to help.”But the problems that plagued the Orange all day — the sloppiness, the boneheaded errors — now plagued GU. Now it was the Hoyas throwing balls away and forcing shots. Even on the game’s final possession, as SU was forced into a man-down situation after midfielder Steve Ianzito broke his stick, Georgetown shot itself in the foot.Dan McKinney stood 10 yards away from the net with a chance to tie the game. But his pass attempt to Reilly O’Connor sailed high. Even with all its mistakes, mostly unforced, Syracuse would escape with victory.“I refuse to lose, and so do the rest of the guys on this team,” Megill said, “and we really showed it coming out of halftime.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+