Japanese man’s COVID-19 case raises concerns about Indonesia’s detection ability

first_imgA Japanese national has reportedly tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after visiting Indonesia, raising concerns about the country’s ability to detect carriers of the deadly virus.Because of this incident, Indonesian authorities are being urged to take swift actions to prevent its spread.Bayu Krisnamurthi, who headed the National Committee for Avian Flu Control and Pandemic Preparedness between 2006 and 2010, said the Japanese man could have transmitted the virus to others in Indonesia through droplets expelled by coughs and sneezes. “The health authorities should quickly clarify this case. It should be assumed that the virus could have been contracted by someone else before the symptoms appeared,” Bayu told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.Previously, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese man was in his 60s, lived in Tokyo and worked at a senior care facility.The man visited a healthcare facility in Japan on Feb. 12 after developing “cold-like symptoms” but was sent home after he was not diagnosed with pneumonia. He then worked on Feb. 13, spent Feb. 14 at home and reportedly traveled to Indonesia on a family vacation on Feb. 15.The NHK report did not specify the man’s itinerary while in Indonesia. The man returned to Japan on Feb. 19 and was soon hospitalized for having severe difficulty in breathing. He was said to be in “serious condition”.Separately, the Tokyo Novel Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Center of the Tokyo Metropolitan government’s website confirmed that a Tokyo resident in his 60s had tested positive for the disease and that his symptoms appeared on Feb. 12.The release does not mention any travel history to Indonesia, only that the man had not been to China within the previous 14 days. The patient’s condition was listed as serious.The man was the 29th case of COVID-19 recorded in Tokyo.Meanwhile, the Indonesian Health Ministry’s disease control and environment health directorate general secretary, Achmad Yurianto, said the ministry had contacted the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Tokyo to seek confirmation about the Japanese man, but his identity remained unknown.“We neither know his name nor which part of Indonesia [he visited]. So what can we investigate?” Yurianto told the Post on Sunday.Foreign Ministry acting spokesperson Teuku “Faiz” Faizasyah said that there had been no official communication with the Japanese authorities about the man.The Post tried to contact the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo by phone on Sunday, but the line only responded with an answering machine message saying to contact the embassy during business hours.“That’s the problem: Up until now there has been no information yet from Japan,” Yurianto said.Airports across the country are using thermal scanners to detect persons who have contracted the coronavirus and are requiring international arrival passengers to provide health documents in the form of general declarations. Airlines must also provide passenger manifests to officials in the health office.However, people with no health concerns on arrival might not show detectable signs of previous exposure to the coronavirus.“We could not possibly check them all, including their phlegm,” Yurianto said.Moreover, Bayu Krisnamurthi said the authorities should have already known the proper procedures for a virus outbreak, as there had been previous cases including the avian flu, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), among others.He said the authorities should at least update the public daily about the coronavirus so people can get accurate and useful information since viruses mutate.“Citizens should also be persuaded to take preventive measures: wash hands, wear masks when sick with influenza, eat well-balanced nutritious food and, if needed, take some vitamins to increase the body’s immunity,” he said.Meanwhile, Amin Soebandrio, the director of the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, said that if the Japanese man showed no symptoms during his stay in Indonesia he could remain undetected despite already carrying the virus during the incubation period.The coronavirus’ incubation period is up to 14 days.“This is not just in Indonesia. [The man would be undetected] in any country if no symptoms show before he returned to Japan,” Amin told the Post.Amin said that persons infected with the virus during the incubation period could theoretically spread the virus, although they would not necessarily do so if they did not show any symptoms.“If the person already has the symptoms then he can [spread the virus],” Amin said.Amin said that the Indonesian government had followed proper procedures as according to the World Health Organization, including requiring health cards and quarantine travelers recently coming to China.“So the problem is not in our ability to detect [the coronavirus] or not because we have all the measures,” Amin said.The case is the second time a patient tested positive for COVID-19 after a visit to Indonesia.The first, a Chinese man identified as Jin, tested positive with the virus earlier this month, eight days after returning from Bali.According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), as of Sunday evening (Jakarta time), there were 78,823 confirmed cases globally, most of whom were in China where the virus has killed 2,437 people.Outside of mainland China, a total 1,887 cases has been confirmed in 31 countries, including Hong Kong and Macau, resulting in 20 deaths.Japan had 135 confirmed cases with one dead, according to Johns Hopkins CSSE.A total of 23,364 people had recovered from the disease worldwide.Topics :last_img read more

Martin Keown reveals Arsenal’s ONE advantage over top four rivals Manchester United and Chelsea

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Aug 2019 3:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is entering his first full campaign as United boss (Picture: Getty)‘We saw last season that Emery had taken Arsenal up the ladder a little bit and fourth place looked a real possibility,’ Keown told Football.London.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t feel this year that the top four positions are cemented. Fourth place is definitely vulnerable.“I say that because Chelsea have what we expect to be an outstanding manager but one where nevertheless no-one knows how that journey is going to go. He’s a novice, new to this situation. The same is true for Solskjaer really. He lost that consistency with the players after a very good start.‘In the shape of Emery Arsenal have a much more experienced manager. Chelsea have lost one or two players. There’s comings and goings at United, huge pressure for them’.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsThere’s just over 24 hours left in the English transfer market and much could depend on who Arsenal and United manage to bring in.The Gunners remain keen on signing a centre-back and Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney.United need to sign a midfielder following the departures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera but they’ve been frustrated in moves for Christian Eriksen and Paulo Dybala.MORE: Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand makes Premier League top four prediction Unai Emery is entering his second term as Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Unai Emery’s experience could make the difference for the Gunners this term.The Spaniard is entering his second campaign at the Emirates following his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain.Arsenal finished fifth and runners-up in the Europa League last term, and the Gunners are the third highest spenders so far this summer following their acquisitions of Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba.It’s been at summer of change at Stamford Bridge after Frank Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is entering his first full term at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENTThe three teams are expected to fight it out for a top-four finish and Keown believes Emery could prove pivotal in that race. Advertisement Comment Martin Keown reveals Arsenal’s ONE advantage over top four rivals Manchester United and Chelsea Advertisementlast_img read more

Tonight’s Super Nationals show will be all Stock Cars, Modified qualifying, All-Star Invite moved to Saturday

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 9) – When wet weather moves out of the area and work on the track is com­plete tonight, the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program will resume at Boone Speedway with 20 Stock Car heats and two Stock Car features.The top four finishers from each qualifier advance to the main event on Saturday; no more Stock Car “B’s” will be held so the top six in points after heats and qualifying features will complete the starting field of 30.No Modified heats or qualifying features will be held tonight and the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional will be moved to Saturday evening’s program.Friday’s racing program resumes at 9 a.m. Saturday with the remaining six Modified race of champions heats, then 30 Modified heats and two qualifiers to determine the front eight starters on the outside row. There will be no “B” features to complete Friday’s racing program.Pit passes for the scheduled Saturday race program will be $30.The grandstand will be cleared after the Friday show is com­plete on Saturday. Last-chance Modified races are first on the program for Saturday’s 3 p.m. show. Race of champions and main events for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks follow.last_img read more

Jones Racing Products gives new awards in five IMCA divisions, plus Super Nationals

first_imgThe winner of the Sept. 7 Modified main event at Boone Speedway receives a 604 crate engine drive system if competing with a crate engine, or a standard complete SBC belt drive system if competing with a claim engine.   OTTSVILLE, Pa. – A company already well-known to many IMCA drivers gives post-season awards in five divisions beginning in 2019.  Recipients will include top five finishers in each of the five regions for Modifieds and the top five in national point standings for Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Northern and Southern SportMods.  More information about Jones products is available by calling 610 847-2028 and at the www.jonesracingproducts.com website. Jones Racing Products of Ottsville, Pa., a leading manufacturer of advanced pulley and belt drive systems, in addition to an extensive line of bolt-on components for more than 30 years, gives $50 product certificates to 45 IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors. “Last year, we had two national champions (Jordan Grabouski in the Modifieds and Shannon Anderson in the Hobby Stocks) who ran our products exclusively,” he added. “It’s an honor to have these drivers choose our products to drive them to victory lane. We are looking forward to a very successful relationship with both IMCA and their drivers.” center_img Jones Racing Products awards based on national and regional point standings will be presented at the national banquet in November. The Super Nationals award will be given in the infield at Boone Speedway.   “We work closely with a number of IMCA drivers, including Ricky Thornton Jr. and Hunter Marriott,” said company president CJ Jones. “We like the fact IMCA is so diverse. The number of drivers, tracks and regions that IMCA encompasses it truly amazing.”  The new sponsorship also sees Jones Racing Products giving an award on the biggest Saturday night stage of all, the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  “We have really enjoyed getting to know the folks at Jones Racing Products since we put this program together,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We pride ourselves on partnering with some of the best companies in the racing industry and Jones Racing Products is certainly in that category.”last_img read more

Argonauts Look to Cool Off #5 Lady Blazers

first_img Share April 5, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – After their scheduled double header against North Alabama was rained out on Sunday, West Florida will face one of the best teams in the nation. On Friday, West Florida (23-18, 3-5 GSC) will be at conference rival and fifth-ranked Valdosta State (31-3, 10-0). The double header will begin at 4 p.m. EST.West Florida and Valdosta State both opened their conference schedule on Mar. 20 in Pensacola. In the first game, Kristina Ely’s two-run double in the top of the fourth inning gave Valdosta State a lead they would not relinquish in a 5-3 win. Brianna Collis tossed a one-hitter and struck out nine as Valdosta State completed the sweep with an 8-0 win in game two.West Florida has settled for a split in three of their first four conference double headers. Last Saturday, West Florida dropped a 4-3 decision to 13th ranked Alabama-Huntsville before responding with a 4-1 win. Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) enters Friday’s action with a nine-game hitting streak. She leads the team with a .353 batting average and 14 multiple-hit games. In the center circle, West Florida is second in the conference with a 1.44 earned run average. Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) and Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS) have combined to strike out a conference-high 343 strikeouts this season.Valdosta State is on a school-record 17-game winning streak. The Lady Blazers posted three shutouts last weekend in sweeping double headers from conference opponents North Alabama and Alabama-Huntsville. Valdosta State has outscored conference opponents, 57-6, this season. Kristen Lindsey is the reigning Gulf South Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week after tossing three shutouts and a one-hitter last week. Alex Acosta batted .333 with three home runs and 11 RBI last week to earn GSC East Division Player of the Week honors.West Florida leads the all-time series, 35-17. The two teams split a double header in Valdosta last seasonPrint Friendly Version Argonauts Look to Cool Off #5 Lady Blazerslast_img read more

Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a $2 billion transaction

first_imgBatesville, IN—Hillenbrand, Inc. and Milacron Holdings Corp. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, including net debt of approximately $686 million as of March 31, 2019.According to Hillenbrand, this transaction represents a pivotal step in the company’s vision to become a world-class global diversified industrial company by adding new strategic businesses in hot runner systems and injection molding to Hillenbrand’s portfolio through Milacron’s leading brands, including Mold-Masters and Milacron injection molding. Together, the combined company will have increased scale and meaningful product diversification, enhancing its ability to serve customers through complementary technologies across the plastics value chain, including plastic base resins production, compounding, processing both extruded and injection-molded products, and recycling.Joe Raver, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hillenbrand, said, “This transaction meaningfully transforms our portfolio and product offering by adding Milacron’s leading technology solutions and sizable installed customer base to help us drive long-term growth. Milacron aligns with our profitable growth strategy and acquisition framework and we expect the additional capabilities from its high-performing segments to accelerate free cash flow generation and improve margins across the business. I have great respect for Milacron’s talented employees and look forward to welcoming them to Hillenbrand as we embark on this next step in our strategy and create enhanced value for our shareholders, customers, employees, and communities.”last_img read more

Breaking: One feared dead as Ogun residents protest killing of footballer by SARS + Videos

first_imgRelatedPosts Three-man gang kidnaps lady promised job, repeatedly rapes her despite N400,000 ransom Three arrested for killing, burying kidnapped victim in shallow grave inside forest I don’t think twice before killing — Aye Confraternity ‘Butcher’ One person was feared dead as scores of residents on Monday staged a protest in Sagamu, Ogun State over the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem. Kazeem, according to available information, was pushed to his death by an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad over the weekend. The protesters, who took to the streets of Sagamu, also stormed the palace of the Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased. However, the protest has allegedly claimed one life as it turned violent as policemen attempted to disperse the protesters with force. Tags: Oba Babatunde AjayiRemo Stars Football ClubSpecial Anti-Robbery SquadTiamiyu Kazeemlast_img read more

World Cup the target for Rodriguez

first_imgJay Rodriguez hopes to be part of Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad despite what the Southampton forward knows was a disappointing England debut. Press Association That was a match Rodriguez was forced to watch from the sidelines, with Hodgson not giving him any more minutes after a debut that led to criticism from some quarters. However, such talk has had little impact on the former Burnley man, who appears to have cocooned himself away and focused on life with Southampton. “I don’t really listen to whether anyone says anything,” Rodriguez said. “Obviously I wasn’t happy with my performance in the game, but the experience was unbelievable for me. “I took a lot of positives from that, but I would have obviously liked it to have gone better and to get the win. It was a hard game and I thought Chile played really well.” Lallana’s displays have seen him widely tipped to be included in Hodgson’s World Cup squad, but the same cannot be said for Rodriguez. Some bookmakers price him at 10/1 to be on the plane to Brazil – the same odds as West Brom’s uncapped Saido Berahino – but that will not stop the Southampton man trying. “I think you’ve always got to set your targets as high as you can and I think that is the highest target you can try to achieve,” Rodriguez said of a potential World Cup spot. “It would be a great feeling to go to a World Cup, but I have a lot of hard work to do. I need to keep trying to improve as a player for Southampton.” Rodriguez has certainly reacted in the right way since returning to club matters, playing a starring role in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City. It was a match that ended Saints’ three-match losing streak – the first under manager Mauricio Pochettino – and a result that will give them renewed hope heading to in-form Newcastle this weekend. “The City game has given us a buzz, but we have always had confidence and belief even when we were getting beaten,” Rodriguez said. “I thought the performances were still good and I think it shows to keep belief in the team because we can get results against a great side. “I think the manager was really happy with the way we were playing. When times are hard, you’ve got to believe more in what we are doing and I think we have done. “Newcastle are doing really well. They are higher than us in the table and that reflects how well they are doing. “We know they are a strong side, it is a good atmosphere up at their place as well, so it is something to look forward to and I hope we can stop them from keeping their run going.” If Southampton are to get a positive result in the north east, much could depend on top scorer Rodriguez. The forward took time to settle after what was at the time a club-record £6million move from Burnley last summer, but he has thrived since Pochettino replaced Nigel Adkins at the helm in January. “Since he has come in, he has given me the belief, the confidence, and shown me the way to play,” Rodriguez said. “It has obviously helped me massively. It is all credit to Mauricio for helping me improve as a player. “It is a good team to be involved in. We keep the ball, play well and we work hard. We’re all honest lads and it is a good team.” The 24-year-old was last month given a surprise call-up along with club-mate Adam Lallana for the international friendly double-header at Wembley. The uncapped pair both started in England’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chile, with Lallana impressing enough to also begin the disappointing 1-0 loss to Germany days later. last_img read more

Premier passer emerges

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoIn her third season as Wisconsin’s setter, Jackie Simpson finally seems to have the hang of things.It’s not as if Simpson struggled the past two years, but she has really emerged as one of the Big Ten’s premier passers this year.Through the team’s first 13 matches, Simpson is averaging 13.05 assists per game, good for fourth in the Big Ten and 17th nationally.Simpson has also become much more of a scorer than in the past, confusing opponents with a fake-set attack. While she’s only averaging under one kill per game, Simpson has been extremely efficient with a .400 hitting percentage, something she attributes to her teammates behind her.”A lot of it has to do with our back row players, especially Jocelyn [Wack],” Simpson said. “She’ll be back there to keep an eye out on their blocking and tell me what zone to go to. She’s kind of like my second set of eyes.”Simpson’s individual numbers may not have drastically increased this year, but UW head coach Pete Waite has noticed a great improvement in her game as she is running the team better and opening up many more kill opportunities for the Badgers’ outside hitters.”Her game’s growing,” Waite said of Simpson. “She’s changing and we’ve talked about how much she knows as a setter and that she can bring it in every game.”She’s a crafty setter, she’s deceptive, and when she’s aggressive and does everything she can, she does some great things,” Waite continued. “She’s a tall setter, jumps sets and when she starts throwing the ball down, it really freezes the middle blocker, which opens it up for the other hitters in the offense.”Wack keeps NCAA record aliveJunior libero Jocelyn Wack was in danger of losing her NCAA record of consecutive games with double-digit digs Friday night against Michigan State, as she headed into the third game with only seven digs. Wack dug a couple of balls in the final game to finish the match with 11 digs to just barely eclipse the mark.Wack only needed two games the next night against No. 24 Michigan to keep her record alive, finishing with a match-high 16 digs.Carlini tweaks ankleSenior floor captain Maria Carlini was in a foot brace all week but still started Friday. Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Salow subbed in for her briefly in the second game, but during the third game Carlini took herself out after two straight kills.”She landed hard on her heel and then ran into the pole so she decided she needed a little break right then,” Waite said. “We took her out and I thought Morgan Salow did a nice job, got in there, got a kill and took some good swings to give her a rest when she needed it.”Carlini started Saturday night and played the whole match.Happy Birthday to MayaSaturday marked junior middle blocker Maya Carroll’s 20th birthday, and Waite decided to give her a present of sorts during the third game — some playing time.Following a dead ball at 27-11, Wisconsin’s student section began to sing “Happy Birthday” to Carroll, prompting Waite to insert the middle blocker into the lineup.”That was a little gift from me and the whole team,” Waite said. “We’ve talked about that as a team all the time where we really should have a time where we can put other people in who have been working hard in practice and deserve it in some way, and this is one tonight that was a present from the whole team.”Carroll finished with one kill on one attempt for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz Score Historic Win Over Honduras in First Gold Cup…

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz secured a surprise win to cap off their historic hosting of a Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader with a 3-2 win over Honduras.The match, held at the National Stadium in Kingston on June 17, was the first time a Gold Cup finals match had been held in the Caribbean. A total of 17,874 spectators, many of whom came out to see Bayer Leverkusen striker Leon Bailey make his debut for the national senior team, witnessed the historic victory.Honduras went into the match as the top-ranked group seed and firm favourites. But host team Jamaica, who have been the losing Gold Cup finalists in 2015 and 2017, have a habit recently of reserving their best form for this competition. They opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Dever Orgill headed home from close range.In the 41st minute, he doubled the lead, finishing off some sharp passing inside the box by the Jamaicans. This was followed by Honduras’ first goal, scored when Alberth Elis broke free to slide a pass across goal for Antony Lozano to convert.Jamaica responded just a few minutes later with a header by Damion Lowe extending the lead to 3-1 in the 56th minute.Honduras battled on and substitute forward Rubilio Castillo pulled a goal back in stoppage time to make the final score 3-2.The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to leave the island on Tuesday at 1 pm via charter for Houston, Texas for their next game against El Salvador on Friday.The 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is scheduled to run from June 15 to July 7. The bi-annual tournament will primarily be hosted in the United States, with Costa Rica and Jamaica also hosting doubleheaders in the first round of matches in groups B and C, respectively.last_img read more