Indonesian reporter and family in self-imposed quarantine upon return from China

first_imgIrfan went on to say that the self-imposed quarantine was his own initiative to make sure that he and his family members, who had lived with him in Beijing, were not infected with the 2019-nCoV virus.Irfan has worked as Antara’s Beijing bureau chief for three years. He lives there with his wife and two daughters – the elder of which is a student at Beijing Normal University.Read also: Indonesian official barred from entering PNG by coronavirus measuresHe said he had been inspired by United States Army soldiers who went through the same procedure at their respective homes after being evacuated from China. An Indonesian reporter based in Beijing has put himself and his family in quarantine at his home in Tulungagung, East Java, upon their return from China.Irfan Ilmie, who works for state-owned news agency Antara, plans to remain in quarantine with his family for 14 days since Tuesday, despite having tested negative for the novel coronavirus.”We will use facemasks every day, measure our body temperature and refrain from interacting with neighbors,” he said at his house recently. Upon returning from the Chinese capital, Irfan claimed they were in good health with no symptoms of infection. Beijing is located around 1,200 kilometers from the epicenter of the outbreak, Wuhan in Hubei province.The journalist said his decision to leave Beijing was in line with the government’s appeal for Indonesian citizens to leave China. “My office also recommended that we temporarily leave the country.”Officials from the Tulungagung Health Agency have visited the house to conduct medical checkups of Irfan and his family members.An official of the agency, Didik Eka, expressed appreciation for Irfan’s family’s willingness to go through self-imposed quarantine. (kuk)Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 11:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Wright gave his verdict (Picture: Getty)‘When you look at the two games there’s definite improvement in Arsenal,’ said Wright on Match of the Day. ‘You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s one and two touch all the way and its really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done today.’‘Very compact. Very solid. I like the shape,’ Keown added. ‘They’ve had three different managers by the way. Different ideas, different voices.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s the front players, when they go to engage I think they do that really well. Everyone is engaging really very well.‘Chelsea with their system 3 at the back seem confused and Arsenal were really well organised hunting in packs. Everyone attuned to the system. I thought they did it really well.’Where will Arsenal finish this season?Top four0%Top six0%Top half0%Bottom half0%Relegation zone0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pep Guardiola sets Premier League record ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen KloppMORE: Frank Lampard praises Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat Arteta has failed to get a win under his belt thus far (Picture: AMA/Getty)Ian Wright and Martin Keown have both been impressed by Mikel Arteta’s start to life as Arsenal manager, despite the Spaniard failing to notch his first win.The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Sunday, while they could only muster a draw in his first game in charge against Bournemouth.However, while results haven’t gone Arsenal’s way, club legend Wright has noted the marked improvement in Arsenal’s play, while former centre-back Keown has been impressed with the way Arteta has been setting his troops out. Advertisementlast_img read more

Stunning views offer picture-perfect backdrop for Gold Coast home

first_img13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.Admire them from the comfort of your bed or step out onto the balcony and make the most of the coastal breezes.There are two more bedrooms upstairs, one of which shares balcony access with the master suite.A third level loft is set up as a gym but could also be used as an office, study, fifth bedroom or studio.Mr Mostyn said a number of house hunters keen to snap up property on the street had inspected the home.“Some people have bought in that section of Paradise Point in the late 1970s and never left,” he said.“It’s a tight pocket.“There’s only 10 or 15 homes that have the same aspect of that.”He said the home would hold its value for years to come because of its position and the recent renovation. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.“It’s the size, the aspect and the position,” he said.Mr Mostyn said it was rare to find a north facing home with Coomera Island right on its doorstep.“It really truly is what I would call a blue chip site,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“There are plenty of amazing homes on the Gold Coast … but none of them have that view.“Even on Sovereign (Islands), it can’t be replicated.”Mr Mostyn said the renovated four-bedroom, three-bathroom home matched its stunning views.He described it as classic and Hamptons style hybrid with an array of modern features that give it a sense of opulence.“It’s been in the family for about a decade but (the Phelans) have done some really amazing renovations on it recently,” he said.“They’ve taken a 20-year-old home and made it modern and stylish.”An open lounge, living and dining room flows onto an outdoor entertainment area through bi-fold doors, where there is a pool house with barbecue and bathroom as well as a pool and spa.The ground floor also has a media room and bedroom with ensuite.Upstairs, the master bedroom with huge ensuite and walk-in wardrobe has arguably the best views. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.IMAGINE waking up to uninterrupted views of the river and a lush green island every day.Wide water vistas and Coomera Island offer a picturesque backdrop for this Paradise Point home. Floor to ceiling windows and a large balcony and patio mean the breathtaking views can be admired from almost every room in the house.Marketing agent Nicholas Mostyn, of Prestige Property Agents, said it was one of the features that owners Nick and Sally Phelan loved most about the home. 13 Hume Parade, Paradise Point.last_img read more

Lincolnshire Beach Management Scheme Starts Next Week

first_imgThe Environment Agency’s Lincolnshire Beach Management (LBM) scheme gets underway on 13 May, reports the EA.Over the course of the £7 million LBM scheme, the EA’s contractors will pump around 400,000 cubic meters of sand onto Lincolnshire’s beaches.Mark Robinson, senior flood risk adviser for the Environment Agency, said: “While our annual beach nourishment works continue to be very effective, our long-term estimates suggest that it will not be sustainable to continue with just sand as a method of flood risk management in the future due to the impact of climate change.”“This is why we have worked over a number of years to review our strategy for coastal flood risk management between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point. We took a shortlist of options to public consultation in early 2019 and are currently finalizing our new draft strategy for coastal flood risk management over the next 100 years,” added Robinson.Over the next six weeks, beaches at Trusthorpe, Mablethorpe, Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Wolla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes and Huttoft will be replenished.The sand that is used to replenish the beaches is dredged from licensed offshore locations by a trailing suction hopper dredger HAM316Twice a day – just before high tide – the dredger moves closer to the beach to pump approximately 5,000 cubic meters of sand onto the beach.last_img read more

Hazel (Gunter) Steuri, age 100

first_imgHazel Esther (Gunter) Steuri, age 100, passed away, early December 26, 2019 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Hazel was born on April 6, 1919 the daughter of William and Esther (Abplanap) in Napoleon.Hazel was the last surviving member of the Napoleon Bearcat Class of 1937. After graduation, she attended Lain Business College of Indianapolis. She went to work for the Osgood Milk Company, then onto a correspondent writer for the Ripley Publishing Company, contributing articles to the several local papers.On July 27, 1947, Hazel married John Steuri, they would spend the rest of their lives together, until John’s passing on April 23, 2007. Hazel was a lifelong member of the St John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon, member of Live & Learn Home Economics Club, Central House of Napoleon, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 5584 of Greensburg, St. John’s Lutheran Women of ELCA, and a former Sunday School teacher.Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Husband John, and brother Clarence Gunter. She is survived by sons John (Judy) Steuri, James (Mary) Steuri, and Jason Steuri all of Osgood, daughter Janice Steuri of Greenwood, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Monday December 30, 2019 from 10 am. 12 pm. at St John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm., also at the church. Memorials maybe given to the church fund in care of Neal’s Funeral Home.last_img read more

Pardew admits to Defoe chase

first_img The former Newcastle manager grudgingly admitted Defoe’s goal scoring prowess could ease Sunderland out of the Barclays Premier League relegation battle. “I think it’s a good move for Sunderland to have secured Jermain, I think he’s a goal scorer and Gus (Poyet) will be the first to tell you they need more goals,” said Pardew. “So it’s a good signing for them. “We tried to get Defoe, but probably a bit late in the loop on that one. “I wouldn’t say we were that close, no. “It never really got to the stage where I got to speak to Jermain, so I would say we were not that close.” Pardew managed Defoe at West Ham before the prolific striker moved to Tottenham. The 32-year-old failed to warm to life in Toronto after leaving Spurs for the MLS a year ago. Defoe is on the brink of rubber-stamping his move to Wearside from Toronto FC, with Pardew conceding Palace were forced out of the race for the former England striker. Palace have secured Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo on loan with new Eagles boss Pardew aiming to sign another striker during the January transfer window. Press Association Pardew was forced to admit the 55-cap forward could boost Sunderland’s firepower with the Black Cats one of Palace’s main rivals in the battle to avoid the drop. The Eagles’ new manager, however, warned that Defoe must first prove he is capable of playing week on week to fulfil his Sunderland brief. “He’s still got to step in, I don’t know the last time Jermain had a run of three or four Premier League games,” said Pardew. “He’ll be asked to start every week at Sunderland, so I think he’s going to have to grasp it quickly. “But he’s a goal scorer, he opens up the goal with both feet and gets goals that (make) you question your back four, he makes you think ‘how did he get that?’ “But that’s his ability, you don’t really know which side he’s going to go, and he makes it difficult to stop him scoring goals. “I think he’ll do well for them, I think it’s a good signing. “But it’s like anything, he’ll need a goal early, all strikers need that for his confidence.” Chairman Steve Parish has not shied away from his desire for prudent transfer market dealings to safeguard Palace’s long-term future. Neil Warnock replaced Tony Pulis at the helm in August but was sacked in December after a run of one win in 11 games. Pardew is itching to make changes at Selhurst Park, but vowed not to interfere with Parish’s financial planning. “The finances are so complicated, it’s so expensive, that you have to have a realism and understanding as a football manager that the football club must always come first,” said Pardew. “Our requests and demands can only be met to the maximum that the finances will allow. “And I wouldn’t want the club to put itself at risk, particularly this club, I know it well, and we’ve had tough times in the past. “Steve needs to make those financial decisions. “I can only ask as a football manager for what I think we need. “He’s well aware we need to get a couple more players in if we can, and I don’t want to put any more pressure on him than that.” Alan Pardew has admitted he failed to convince Jermain Defoe to sign for Crystal Palace over Sunderland. last_img read more

Inside threats carry women’s hoops over Illinois

first_imgOnce again, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (11-9, 6-2) was led by its two major inside threats in senior forwards Lin Zastrow and Tara Steinbauer.It may seem like a common theme, but with star senior guard Alyssa Karel struggling with her shooting and scoring just nine points, Zastrow and Steinbauer were needed more than ever Sunday against Illinois. Scoring 28 points in the paint, inside play was a key to the Badgers’ 60-47 win over the Fighting Illini as UW proved that it truly is an inside-out team.“Offensively…we attacked inside early, Tara had a great, strong start,” head coach Lisa Stone said. “We really keyed in on Lin a lot, then we hit a couple threes and we stopped going inside for a while.”It comes as no surprise that, when the Badgers started relying on their outside game, they quickly fell behind to Illinois. Still leading with just over five minutes left in the first half, Wisconsin had to come back to make it a one-point Illinois lead at halftime.The most telling part of that stretch was that the Badgers lost an edge when they stopped making an effort to consistently get the ball to the post players. Although Steinbauer had 10 quick points early on, the Illini clearly had an easier time defending Wisconsin when the Badgers fired shots from outside.“We’ve been able to find success [inside]; our guards have been doing a great job,” Steinbauer said. “We’ve emphasized bounce-passing into the post, which has not only gotten us more post touches, but limited our turnovers. So, [it’s] definitely something we’re working to improve every day.”Even though she may give much of the credit to the guards, Steinbauer finished with 19 points, and her success inside the paint was crucial to the team’s rebounding in the second half.Passing was also a key to the post game against Illinois, as the Badgers tallied 14 assists to the Illini’s eight and relied on great passes to open up good looks inside. As players struggled to find a true rhythm from outside, the emphasis on looking for the best option gave Wisconsin plenty of high-percentage shots. Zastrow had four assists herself, a sign that even the post players were trying to spread the scoring.“I’ve gotten yelled at quite a few times in my career for too much passing, but I guess I always want to look to pass first,” Zastrow said. “I love getting my teammates involved, helping my teammates out. So I just work on that all the time.”After shooting just 37.7 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from beyond the arc in the game, getting points in the paint was clearly the best strategy for mounting a comeback. Zastrow and Steinbauer also got some help from junior forward Anya Covington, who finished with four points and missed just one shot from the field.Another effect of the Badgers’ impressive performance inside was that it created plenty of opportunities at the free throw line. Making 16 of its 17 shots from the charity stripe, UW made up for much of its poor shooting by fully taking advantage of free baskets.The Badgers’ inside players were also able to slow down Illinois by getting their players, particularly their star sophomore forward Karisma Penn, into foul trouble.Despite the fact that Penn finished the game with 18 points, her four personal fouls limited her playing time in the second half. Penn’s foul trouble was a direct result of the aggressive play inside by Zastrow and Steinbauer.“Our bread and butter is our inside game, and I think getting Karisma Penn into foul trouble, especially early on in that second half, was huge for us,” Steinbauer said. “We had a definite size advantage down low.”Perhaps the importance of the inside play was best displayed by the way it frustrated the Badgers’ opponent. By taking out the Illini’s best player and leading Wisconsin’s offense, Zastrow and Steinbauer clearly had a major impact on the game.“They [have] experienced posts, two seniors that have been here,” Illinois head coach Jolette Law said. “Sometimes I look, and it’s like wow, Zastrow is still here”?last_img read more

Oliver Dowden takes charge of DCMS

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Related Articles BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 An afternoon of frantic Downing Street movements has seen Oliver Dowden (MP for Hertsmere Hertfordshire) promoted to the senior position of Secretary of State for Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).Dowden replaces Baroness Nicky Morgan as DCMS leader, who stood down as a Conservative MP last December after choosing not to contest her constituency seat in the General Election.The DCMS appointment is the second promotion Dowden has received under the premiership of PM Boris Johnson, having formerly served a six-month tenure as Minister for the Cabinet Office.An MP since 2015, Dowden becomes the eighth incumbent to lead DCMS since 2010. Despite significant cabinet movements, Dowden’s DCMS ministerial team appears unchanged with Matt Warman retaining his position as Under Secretary.Ministerial oversight of UK gambling will continue to be led by Nigel Adams as Minister for Sports, supported by Helen Whatley – Minister for State Arts, Heritage and Tourism.The appointment of Dowden was welcomed by UK gambling standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “We welcome Oliver Dowden’s appointment. He has a formidable reputation in Westminster and Whitehall and we look forward to working closely with the new Secretary of State and the DCMS team as the Government’s Review of the Gambling Act gets underway.” BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Manchester City to bring forward Balotelli contract talks

first_imgMario Balotelli is set to be rewarded for his growing status by being offered a new contract by Manchester City, according to headline-grabbing striker’s current agreement runs until 2015 but City officials want to bring forward talks on a new deal to early in the New Year.The Premier League champions resisted a €50 million (£40m) offer from big-spending Paris-Saint Germain this summer as well as sustained interest from the Serie A elite.Balotelli’s two-year spell at the Etihad Stadium has been littered with controversy on and off the field, with manager Roberto Mancini having made no attempt to hide his frustration at his countryman’s antics.But City are wary of allowing the Italy international’s contract to run into its final two years, when his sale-on value will begin to considerably understands that the club are preparing to rocket the forward, who turned 22 last week, towards the top end of their pay scale. Balotelli is currently on €140,000-a-week (£110,000) and negotiations are likely to centre on the player joining the likes of David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez in the top bracket of City earners on around €255,000-a-week (£200,000).The forward is represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, who stated that the player is now worth €255 million (£200m) following his impressive displays at Euro 2012.He also masterminded Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s €37 million (£29m) switch from AC Milan to PSG this summer, earning the Swede €320,000-a-week (£250,000) after tax.Balotelli insists that he is happy in Manchester but has refused to rule out a move back to his homeland or one of the Spanish giants in the next couple of years.There is also genuine City concern that Balotelli’s cash-strapped admirers will urge the player to sit tight and continue to keep all his options open. But City’s top brass are in no mood to sell and, although the Abu Dhabi owners make it a general rule not to open contract renegotiations during the season, they want to lay down an early marker in January, steeling themselves for what could be protracted talks.last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather defends decision to face Andre Berto over Amir Khan

first_imgFloyd Mayweather says Andre Berto will be “no pushover” and has defended his decision not to face British welterweight Amir Khan.Mayweather (48-0-KO26) faces his fellow American at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday and has vowed to call time on his outstanding 19-year professional career following their bout in Las Vegas.The unbeaten 38-year-old, who has held world titles in five separate weight divisions, has faced criticism for choosing to face Berto (30-3-KO23) in his final fight.IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook accused Mayweather of “playing it safe”, while Khan has continually spoken of his frustration at being overlooked for a clash with the American. Brook and his fellow Brit Khan were among the candidates touted as potential opponents for Mayweather following his unanimous points decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in May.Mayweather, however, has defended his choice of opponent and even claimed there is no difference between the credentials of Berto and Khan.  “Berto is not a pushover, but no matter who I chose, the media was going to have something to say. The critics were going to have something to say. He’s no different from Amir Khan,” he said. “Amir Khan has three losses and Berto has three losses. He’s a two-time world champion just like Amir Khan. Virgil Hunter (Berto’s trainer) is a remarkable trainer and he’s done remarkable things with Andre Ward’s career. “I know what it takes to win a fight of this magnitude. So no matter what anyone says, it comes down to the two competitors and I know what I can do. One thing I can do is fight.”If Mayweather overcomes Berto (right, pictured), he will equal former heavyweight world champion Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.  But Mayweather insists there is no chance of complacency creeping into his psyche as he prepares for his boxing curtain call.  “19 years, and I reflect back on my career. I can’t just say I’m going out 49-0, as you can never overlook anyone,” he added. “Did I push myself in this camp? Absolutely. All 48 fights played a major key. It’s not just the intelligence, it’s the sharp mind, it’s the good chin and it’s the tremendous heart. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more