COVID-19: Indonesia logs record single-day infection spike of 4,176

first_imgThe archipelago also saw 124 new deaths from the disease, bringing the total number of fatalities to 9,677.The capital city reported the most new fatalities with 29 deaths, followed by East Java with 25 and Central Java with 20.The total number of recovered patients increased to 180,797, with Jakarta seeing the most recoveries at 49,546 followed by East Java with 33,575.Indonesia has reported one of the highest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases among Southeast Asian countries, second only to the Philippines which had seen 290,190 cases as of Monday, according to currently has the 23rd-most cases of any country in the world.Topics : Indonesia recorded 4,176 new coronavirus cases on Monday, a new daily record spike that brought the total number of infections nationwide to 248,852 so far.The spike, which continues the trend of increasing numbers of confirmed cases over the past month, came just two days after the Health Ministry reported the country’s previous record high of 4,168 cases on Saturday.Jakarta, West Java and East Java have consistently been the nation’s hotbeds of contagion, recording 1,352, 680 and 368 new cases on Monday, respectively.last_img read more

Emiliano Martinez’s agent explains why the goalkeeper wants to leave Arsenal

first_imgThe Argentine shot-stopper is on the verge of leaving the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)Emiliano Martinez’s agent has confirmed the Arsenal goalkeeper is set to leave the north London club as he targets a number one role elsewhere to secure his place in the Argentina team.The 28-year-old came into the Arsenal side after the restart, replacing the injured Bernd Leno, and performed brilliantly as the side lifted the FA Cup.However, with the German now back from injury, Mikel Arteta intends to reinstate Leno as his number one and has been unable to give Martinez any assurances over game time. Advertisement Emiliano Martinez’s agent explains why the Arsenal star is looking to leave Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Sep 2020 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link700Shares Martinez wants to play every week to secure his place in the Argentina team (Picture: Getty)‘We have some really good players in many different positions. Some of them are complicated and obviously, clubs come to us and they are interested in our players,’ said the Spaniard.‘It is very difficult to promise players game time or to be the first choice. It is part of this period in the market. We try to manage the situation as well as we can, all the time counting on what the players’ expectations are, what we can achieve with them as a club and we are making decisions towards that.’Arsenal are believed to be interested in signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as Martinez’s replacement, though the Championship club insist he is not for sale.MORE: Emiliano Martinez to be left out of Arsenal squad as Brighton better Aston Villa’s bid for goalkeeperMORE: Arsenal make improved verbal offer for Odsonne Edouard as Alexandre Lacazette seeks moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Comment Martinez played brilliantly as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup last season (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa have already lodged a £15million offer for the Argentine – which is short of Arsenal’s asking price – while Brighton have recently emerged as contenders for his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinez will not be in the starting XI when Arsenal take on Fulham on Saturday in the first game of the new Premier League season, and his agent says the keeper’s desire to move is being driven by his hopes of being Argentina’s number one.‘The most likely scenario is that Emi Martinez leaves Arsenal because he wants to play,’ the shot-stopper’s agent, Lucas Martinez Quarta, told TyC Sports.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He dreams of being the starting goalkeeper for the national team and he is willing to leave his home [at Arsenal] for the worthy cause of being Argentina’s number one.’Arteta was asked about the possibility of Martinez leaving at his pre-match press conference and hinted that the goalkeeper’s push for regular first-team football could prompt his exit. Advertisementlast_img read more

ABS approves OOS International’s LNG-fueled SSCV design

first_imgAmerican Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an approval in principle (AiP) for the largest semisubmersible crane vessel, OOS International’s LNG-fueled OOS Zeelandia.China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI) of Shenzhen, China, have completed the basic design of the SSCV that, when built, will have the largest lifting capacity in the world, OOS International said in its statement.Powered by twelve (12) dual fuel engines (MDO and LNG) of 85 MW total capacity and installed in 6 engine rooms for maximum redundancy, the vessel will be fitted with a closed bus DP3 system, aided by high redundancy azimuth and tunnel thrusters.With a total lifting capacity of up to 25,000 metric tons using two fully-revolving cranes of 12,500 mt each, and with a large clear deck space of over 11,000 square meters, the SSCV is designed to lift and transport a large offshore structure on its own main deck, either for installation offshore in one lift, or for decommissioning in one piece and transporting back to shore for re-use/upgrade or dismantling and disposal.It is designed to travel at normal economical speed of 12 knots and at a maximum speed of up to 15 knots.The vessel will have a winterized main deck and will carry ABS ice class A0 notation, making it possible to operate in a first-year arctic ice environment.CMHI is currently building in its Haimen, Jiangsu yard two smaller vessels of similar design, named OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren, albeit with smaller cranes of 2 x 2,200 mt each. All use OOS’s unique asymmetric pontoon concept, with the main lifting cranes placed on the starboard side, thus making the starboard pontoon larger in order to support the heavier crane load.OOS has already been operating OOS Gretha, which was the first vessel built to this concept, on a long-term charter for Petrobras in the Brazilian waters.last_img read more

Is euthanasia for psychological suffering changing Belgian medicine?

first_imgMercatorNet 7 November 2017Family First Comment: Disturbing to see what’s happening in Belgium. “Death by euthanasia in Belgium is, generally, no longer regarded as an exception requiring special justification. Instead, it is often regarded as a normal death and a benefit not to be restricted to without special justification.” Belgium’s debate over euthanasia for psychological suffering is heating up. Last week 42 psychiatrists, psychologists and academics published an open letter calling for a national debate on euthanasia and mental illness.Euthanasia because of unbearable and futile psychological suffering is very problematic. It is about people who are not terminal and, in principle, could live for many years. Therefore, extreme caution is appropriate both clinically and legally. The essence of the case seems to us that in estimating the hopelessness of one’s suffering, the subjective factor cannot be eliminated …The current law, the signatories say, is far too vague and flexible:“The law does not indicate the exact criteria for unbearable and psychological suffering. Any complaint about any carelessness in this area will only end in a legal ‘no man’s land’.“More and more, no matter how many criteria there are, it depends simply on how an individual psychiatrist interprets or tests them, aided by the doctor’s own assumptions and the patient’s account of his symptoms.”Some people are dying unnecessarily, the signatories claim. To stand silently on the sidelines is a crime of neglect.The danger inherent in euthanasia for psychological suffering is a topic which seems to bore the Belgian media. But it was jolted out of its slumber by an exclusive article (in English) from Associated Press which also appeared in the Washington Post. This prompted a number of articles in the local press.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Videographers encouraged to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism & Legal Affairs, Mrs. Claudia Bellot. Photo credit: GIS NewsPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs Mrs Claudia Bellot has challenged participants of the 2nd Film Editing Workshop to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions on both a community and national level.Over twenty five videographers were yesterday awarded participating certificates at a closing ceremony of the 2nd Audio and Film Editing Workshop organized by the Dominica Film Office in association with the Discover Dominica Authority. “We really look forward to the results of this workshop from the point of view of the Ministry of Tourism…. I want to challenge the participants who were exposed to the various skills that were portrayed at this workshop to begin utilizing their skills to showcase our unique offering of natural and eco attractions in tourism both at the community level and at national level,” Mrs Bellot said.She further impressed upon the participants the need to record and promote the spectacular scenery, landscapes and natural beauty unique to our island, now that they have sharpened their skills.“You can now record all of the spectacular scenery and landscapes of Dominica as you hike along the Waitukubuli National Trail and you can certainly show Dominicans and our visitors alike the natural beauty which abounds in Dominica.”Mrs Bellot also noted that developing Dominica as a location for filming will stimulate the growth of that industry as well as lead to the diversification of our economy.“There is no doubt in our minds at the Ministry of Tourism that developing Dominica as a location for film, for fashion shoots, for advertisement shoots, etcetera has very great potential and it is the skills of persons such as yourselves which will stimulate the growth of this industry. We therefore encourage you to pursue your vision and our vision of furthering the development of the audio visual sector for the benefit of all of us and eventually for the diversification of our economy,” she said.The two week workshop geared at upgrading the skills of videographers in Dominica was facilitated by Cuban Film Editor and Film-maker Mr Oriel Rodriguez, a teacher at the International Film and Television School in Havana, Cuba.Film Commissioner Mrs. Anita Bully. Photo credit: GIS NewsFilm Commissioner Mrs Anita Bully while addressing the closing ceremony last night described the Dominica Film Offices’ mandate as promoting Dominica as a prime location for films, documentaries, fashion shoots and television programs as well as to develop a local film industry hence the purpose of the workshop.“The Dominica Film Office which was founded in 2005 has two major mandates; the first is to promote Dominica as a prime location for feature films, for eco and cultural related documentaries, for television programs and various other photography related projects such as fashion photo shoots and lifestyle magazine spreads….The second and equally important mandate of the Film Office is to encourage and develop a local film industry. As you know Dominicans air waves are being bombarded by foreign material that promotes foreign values and attitudes,” she said.Mrs Bully also highlighted taken steps to ensure that our air waves are not only bombarded with foreign content but also local film productions.“The Film Office thinks it is extremely important to change this and as a result has begun doing the following; liaising with local producers and film makers and encourage them to come together and form an association, to produce local films and television programs, and at the same time keeping them informed of training opportunities available, funding opportunities that are available, upcoming festivals and call for entries and other industry related information or activities,” Mrs Bully said.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Videographers encouraged to showcase Dominica’s natural and eco attractions by: – September 17, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Ohio man killed in I-74 crash

first_imgSt. Leon, In. — A Saturday afternoon crash on I-74 claimed the life of a Hamilton, Ohio man according to the Indiana State Police.Police say around 4:40 p.m. a vehicle driven by Hannah May of Okeana, Ohio, was westbound on I-74 Near St. Leon when she lost control, drove off the roadway and rolled.A backseat passenger, Kevin Gutzwiller, 33, of Hamilton, Ohio, became trapped under the vehicle and died of his injuries. A front seat passenger, Alyssa Tucker, 22, was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital with critical injuries. Another backseat passenger, Johnathan Kirshuck, 5, son of Tucker, was treated for non life-threatening injuries at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. May was treated for minor injuries.Investigators believe May was driving too fast for the conditions and the occupants were not wearing seatbelts.last_img read more

EPL: Wolves boost Europa League bid, Sheffield Utd fall to Everton

first_img “The idea of improvement and the building process makes sense and today we achieved two more points than last season with one game to go,” Nuno said. “Sunday’s game is very difficult but let’s prepare well and compete.” At Bramall Lane, Sheffield United were handed a second successive defeat, ending their bid to cap a superb first season back in the top-flight by earning a European berth. Carlo Ancelotti’s team won it in the 46th minute when Brazil forward Richarlison met Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick with a glancing header for his 15th goal of the season. Chris Wilder’s eighth placed side are five points behind Wolves and four points adrift of Tottenham with one game left. “I’m disappointed for the players today. But what you try and do in a season is get your club to overachieve and we have ridiculously overachieved,” Wilder said. “Top six should never have been in the equation from the minute we set foot into the division. There are a lot of clubs that would swap places with us.” Wolves boost Europa League bid, Sheffield Utd fall to EvertonThe teams who finish fifth and sixth are certain to reach next season’s Europa League.If the FA Cup winners finish in the top six, then seventh place would also qualify for the Europa League.Arsenal, who face third-placed Chelsea in the FA Cup final, are currently 10th, meaning Tottenham are in danger of a first season without Europe competition since 2009-10.– Brighton avoid the drop –At the Amex Stadium, Brighton got the point they needed to be mathematically certain of avoiding relegation.Graham Potter’s side were already virtually certain to stay up before the match because their goal difference is far superior to third-from-bottom Aston Villa – the only team in the relegation zone who could have caught them.Brighton have won just two of their last 17 league games, but ending a run of three successive home defeats moved them seven points clear of the bottom three, with Villa having just two games left.“At this stage of the season we can talk about performances but it’s about getting the points you need,” Potter said.“It’s been a unique season in what we’ve had to deal with. It’s been a challenge.“We’ve come through. Job done. I’m very proud to be in the Premier League next season.”Injury-hit Newcastle’s frailties at the back were on display when Emil Krafth failed to clear properly and then slipped over in his own area.Read Also:Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeatNeal Maupay stole possession but let Newcastle off the hook with a wayward finish before Leandro Trossard brought a good save from Martin Dubravka.Miguel Almiron forced a smart stop from Brighton keeper Mat Ryan before Newcastle substitute Andy Carroll headed wide from close-range.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20197 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Wolves moved closer to a place in the Europa League with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, while Sheffield United’s own European hopes were dashed by a 1-0 defeat against Everton on Monday night. At the other end of the Premier League table, Brighton guaranteed their Premier League survival with a 0-0 draw against Newcastle. Wolves, now unbeaten in three games, opened the scoring four minutes before half-time at Molineux. Andros Townsend lost possession and Joao Moutinho found Matt Doherty, who crossed for Portuguese midfielder Daniel Podence to head his first goal for Wolves. Jonny condemned Palace to a seventh successive defeat in the 68th minute, turning to fire home from close-range after Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez carved open the Palace defence. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side climbed to sixth place, one point above Tottenham, and will be certain to qualify for the Europa League if they win at Chelsea in their last game of the season on Sunday. They would also qualify if Tottenham lose at Palace in their final match.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Borini set for early return

first_img Press Association Liverpool forward Fabio Borini may return from a shoulder operation before the end of the season but it seems likely defender Martin Kelly will be held back until the summer. He added: “At the moment, it’s looking pretty positive for Fabio that he could be back ahead of schedule and maybe make the end of the season.” There are more issues to be taken into consideration with the type of injury Kelly suffered, which usually has about a nine-month lay-off period. And while the 22-year-old has made such good progress the temptation may be to give him a run out before the end of the campaign, Driscoll stressed that may not be in the defender’s best interests. “Martin is doing extremely well; he’s probably at the late stage of his rehab,” he told “We’ll probably look to prioritise getting him back for pre-season 110% fit – 10% fitter, stronger and quicker, more powerful and agile than he was previously. “He’ll probably be in a position where it will be tempting to put him into games again this season but it will show class and quality if we make sure that he’s in a very strong position so he can fly next season. “Martin should look at what Steven Gerrard has achieved this season (playing every minute of every Premier League match so far): people would never have considered that he would be available for a full campaign. “He should take great hope from that and know that if he continues to work and continues his professionalism, hopefully the future is bright. We hope to give him every chance.” center_img Borini sustained a dislocation in February but is progressing well, however, Kelly’s comeback from anterior cruciate ligament surgery in September will not be rushed. “Fabio Borini was outside for the first time today so he’s starting that progression – passing balls, running and doing ball work,” said head of performance Glen Driscoll. “He’s due to be probably another six weeks from this point on. The injury he’s had is normally eight to 12 weeks. He’s quite a quick rehabilitator.” last_img read more

Ulster claim vital win

first_imgUlster survived a strong rally from Benetton Treviso to record a vital 24-20 victory in the Guinness PRO12 at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo. Neil Doak’s side were low on confidence having won only one of their last four games but Ulster dominated the first half as they crossed the Treviso try-line three times. Paddy Jackson converted his own sixth-minute try and Ulster continued to pile up the points despite wing Craig Gilroy being shown a yellow card after 10 minutes. Press Associationcenter_img Jackson landed a penalty and Ruan Pienaar soon crossed for his first try of the season which was also converted by the accurate Ulster outside-half. When Tommy Bowe went in for another converted try Ulster had scored 24 points in as many minutes and were seemingly on their way to a convincing bonus point victory. But Treviso soon discovered the spirit which had brought them back-to-back wins over Zebre and had them chasing a third successive victory for the first time since December 2012. Outside-half Sam Christie’s try two minutes before the break gave Treviso hope before replacement Francesco Minto crossed and Jayden Hayward added his second conversion to reduce the deficit to 10 points. Hayward kicked two penalties in the final quarter but Treviso were unable to get the try which would have capped a remarkable comeback. last_img read more

Jezki has Fly in sights again

first_img “We got nearer than we’ve ever got to Hurricane Fly (at Leopardstown) over Christmas. We were only half a length behind him. We’ll make a race of it and it will be a great spectacle for everybody that comes racing. “There was never going to be any easy races for him this season. He was always going to be taking on Hurricane Fly and he is a formidable opponent.” While Harrington is delighted with her stable star’s condition, she believes he will not hit his peak until defending his crown at Cheltenham in March. “He’s pretty close to 100 per cent but is always a better horse in the spring. He comes to life then, and better ground certainly helps. March is the day we really want him,” said the trainer. Fiscal Focus is a fascinating participant for trainer Des McDonogh, carrying the colours of leading Flat handler Jim Bolger. The four-year-old struck twice on the level when in Bolger’s care last year and made a most impressive start to his career over jumps for McDonogh when winning a Grade Two juvenile race at Leopardstown over Christmas. He is thrown in at the deep end on his second appearance over hurdles, with Mikey Fogarty keeping the ride. “It’s great to be riding in a race like this. I’m really looking forward to it. You’d have to be impressed with his last run for his first run over hurdles and we’ll see what happens on Sunday,” said Fogarty. “Hurricane Fly is a remarkable horse. He’s a legend and he still looks the best around at the minute.” Last season’s Triumph Hurdle winner Tiger Roll represents Gordon Elliott, Bryan Cooper and Gigginstown House Stud, but was well beaten in the Ryanair Hurdle at the track last month. Aidan O’Brien’s Plinth completes the six-strong field. The prospect of better ground gives Jessica Harrington hope that Jezki can turn the tables on Hurricane Fly in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday. Last season’s Champion Hurdle winner has had to play second fiddle to Willie Mullins’ evergreen record-breaker on both his outings this campaign. “He did a nice bit of work on Tuesday and is in good form. It would be great to get nice ground and no rain. I see Willie is looking for rain, so we all want different things! They will have some new ground, which is great,” said Harrington. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more