Health Ministry says COVID-19 bed capacity still ‘sufficient’ nationwide

first_imgHe said 839 of 2,900 hospitals in Indonesia were COVID-19 referral hospitals. A total of 132 hospitals were national referral hospitals and the other 707 were regional referral hospitals, he added.Abdul, however, did not provide a breakdown of the bed occupancy rate in each region.Read also: Patients occupy over 50% of Jakarta hospital bedsPreviously, COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the bed occupancy rate for COVID-19 hospitals in Jakarta, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, was “no longer ideal”. Despite recent reports of overwhelmed COVID-19 hospitals in several regions, the Health Ministry has claimed that the nationwide capacity was still sufficient to accommodate patients.“The capacity is considered sufficient for the time being, and the bed occupancy rate has only reached 42.3 percent,” the ministry’s acting director general of health services, Abdul Kadir said in a virtual discussion on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Abdul said the institutions claiming that COVID-19 hospitals had been fully occupied were spreading a hoax.  He said Jakarta currently had 67 official COVID-19 referral hospitals and 170 hospitals providing services for COVID-19 patients.However, he added, the occupancy rate for isolation rooms in Jakarta had reached 69 percent and that for intensive care unit (ICU) beds had reached 77 percent. “This is not an ideal situation,” Wiku said on Monday.Wiku said the rate should drop to 60 percent to reduce the burden on healthcare workers.“Patients with moderate and mild symptoms would be transferred to the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran [emergency COVID-19 hospital in Central Jakarta],” he said.Read also: Restriction relaxation leads to increase in Depok household clustersIn Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, the number of patients has reportedly exceeded the isolation room capacity of eight hospitals in the city. “I ask for understanding from the public, as the number of people being treated has exceeded the capacity of the hospitals,” Balikpapan Mayor Rizal Effendi said in a press conference on Monday, as broadcasted by KompasTV.Rizal said there were 221 cases currently under treatment at eight hospitals in Balikpapan. “Our hospitals have only 212 [isolation rooms]. So, you can imagine that,” said Rizal.Due to the limitation, Rizal said, the hospitals would be more “selective” in accepting COVID-19 patients.As of Monday, 1,814 cases in COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Balikpapan, with 1,069 people having recovered and 126 having died, while another 398 patients are undergoing self-isolation at home. Nationwide, Indonesia reported 2,775 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 177,571. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Errors, sloppy play haunt Wisconsin

first_imgThe first game of Wisconsin’s home opening doubleheader didn’t prove to be as successful as the team had hoped. On a dreary, cold and overcast afternoon, the weather echoed the team’s sentiments after a series of errors and untimely hitting helped end the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota’s nine-game losing streak. It was a tale of two games because for everything that went wrong in their first game, the Badgers managed to find an equal amount of success in their second — a 4-3 victory.It began in the bottom of third inning of the first game when Badger shortstop Katie Soderberg walked, then advanced on a ball that passed under the glove of Fighting Sioux catcher Kindra Bennett. The rally was quickly stunted when Jen Krueger lined a two out shot into the right fielder’s glove.In the fourth, the Badgers managed to get a leadoff single by Theresa Boruta, who then stole second, only to be stranded there when pitcher Letty Olivarez got fooled on a nasty changeup by Greater West Conference Pitcher of the Week Hanna Peters-Rose.The trend persisted in the fifth as well. Ashley Hanewich smoked a double, the first of the two she had on the day, where she was left until the inning ended.Granted, the Badgers only left four base runners on throughout the game, but for a team that hadn’t registered a run in the last 19 innings, every potential score was crucial.Behind a strong outing from Olivarez, the defense wilted, yielding three unearned runs. UW head coach Chandelle Schulte emphasized the need to play together on defense and minimize the teams’ errors.“I just said to them, ‘You know what, we don’t have an All-American, were not built on All-Americans and it’s going to take 13 kids.’ We saw that again today — you have to play as a team,” Schulte said. In the top of the sixth inning, the Sioux were essentially spotted four runs on errors by Livi Abney, catcher Boruta, and senior third basemen Leah Vanevenhoven. The latter of which was a high pop to third that was especially difficult for Vanevenhoven to nab given she’s traditionally a pitcher and outfielder.“I counted in one inning we had eight errors, and those are physical and mental errors as well,” Schulte said.While the Badgers struggled in the field in the first match, their gloves did the talking in the second game of the day.In the top of the second of game two, second basemen Livy Abney atoned for her error earlier in the day when she lunged to her left and snagged a liner, saving the day’s second pitcher, Vanevenhoven, much work.In the third, shortstop Katie Soderberg decided not to be outdone by her up-the-middle counterpart when she flashed the leather. On a blooper heading towards second, Soderberg dove to her left, barely hanging onto the ball, as it sat precariously at the end of her glove.In the fifth, third basemen Karla Powell made an impressive catch, turning 180 degrees to grab a high pop off the bat of a Fighting Sioux. Even more impressive, third base has become a position by committee, and this was one of Powell’s first appearances there. “[It hasn’t] been too big of a transition,” Powell said. “Just had to keep focus and get my job done and know the people behind me were going to step up and do theirs.”Luckily for the Badgers, it wasn’t only the defense that displayed short-term memory. The untimely hitting Wisconsin had been accustomed to in the first game proved to have no lasting effects as the second game came about. Wisconsin jumped on the Sioux early scoring in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. However, had Jen Krueger, who led off the game with a bunt single, not left early before North Dakota pitcher Erica Younan released a pitch and was consequentially called out, the damage may have been much worse.In the bottom of the fifth, after a lead off single by Livi Abney, the Badgers were able to capitalize on Letty Olivarez’s double to deep left and tie up the score at two. More timely hitting from Wisconsin saw Abney knock an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give Wisconsin the lead. The tides had completely turned when errors and passed balls befuddled the Fighting Sioux and extended the Badger’s lead 5-2.The two games proved to be mirror images of each other. In the first, mental lapses on defense and unsuccessful plate appearances with runners in scoring position doomed the Badgers. In the second game, the Badgers showed excellent hitting and sparkling defense.last_img read more

Wakiso Giants secure promotion to StarTimes Uganda Premier League

first_img Tags: Entebbe FCfufa big leagueFUFA Big League 2018/19Ivan KiwewaNorman OjivktopWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants have been promoted to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. (Photos by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Wakiso Giants 2-1 Entebbe FC Kyabazinga Stadium, BugembeThursday, 02-05-2019BUGEMBE – Wakiso Giants have finally graduated to the Uganda Premier League after defeating Entebbe FC 2-1 in a FUFA Big league match played at Bugembe Stadium on Thursday.Norman Ojiki scored the first goal of the purple sharks in the 31 minute to give them an early lead.Captain Feni Ali could have doubled the home side’s lead on 25 minutes but his effort went wide of the target.Entebbe FC leveled maters on 42 minutes through Kenneth Madira.At the start of second half, Wakiso made two substitutes by replacing Hakim Senkumba and Richard kigozi with Abdul Karim Kasule and Geoffrey Luutu replacing the duo.Substitute Kasule (R) in action against Entebbe FC on Thursday.Ivan Kiwewa missed a golden opportunity in the 50 minute, shooting wide of the target while unmarked in the area.Wakiso continued to look the better side, but blunt in front of goal. Ogik had a glancing header which was ruled out for offside by referee Brian Miiro.Kiweewa settled the nerves of the home faithful in the 59th minute, with a goal which turned out to be the winner.The promotion means Wakiso have been promoted to the top tier at the first time of asking after they were founded last year.The victory leaves the Purple Sharks with 40 points, four above Kyetume in second with just a game to play.Comments last_img read more

Barrier to Fanad Arch deemed ‘illegal’ by An Bord Pleanála

first_imgFanad residents campaigning to restore access to the Great Pollaid Arch have had a major victory this week after their appeal to An Bord Pleanála was upheld.Controversy has surrounded the land leading to the arch for two years after the entrance was blocked and signs erected to stop visitors passing through.Local residents seeking the reinstatement of the original ‘right of public use’ of the land lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála on October 17th, 2017. The Tirconaill Tribune reports that the planning board’s decision has been heralded by the local preservation group as a major victory and they’ve called on Donegal County Council to request the owners to remove all ‘obstacles’ or ‘works undertaken to immobilise public use’ to be removed immediately.Kerri Coll has headed up the two-year battle by the Great Arch Action Committee against Donegal County Council’s decision that works carried out in June 2017 did not require planning permission.She told the Tribune that their appeal has been fully vindicated by An Bord Pleanála ’s decision. She said: “Our committee has always felt that the attitude of the Council was ridiculous and entirely heedless of the effect of this closure on the local community. The people of Fanad have suffered the loss of a much-cherished amenity, and local tourism had been hit by the exclusion of visitors from the enjoyment of the walk out to the stunning rock arch, a natural marvel much frequented since before Victorian times. “When the heavy obstruction appeared in June 2017, the Council refused to do anything, even saying in its Section 5 Declaration that it is not development that requires planning permission. “Everyone knew this was ridiculous and now the Bord has proved us to be right. We call on Donegal County Council to meet its legal obligation and immediately commence the procedures enforcing the removal of the huge concrete blocks and barbed wire that close off the old entrance to the pathway.” The Great Arch Action Committee also intends to make this a front-line issue for newly elected local representatives to take up with the Council as soon as they take up office. Ms. Coll makes it clear: “We expect their full co-operation in ensuring that this long-established path is reopened in time for the coming tourist season as well as for ourselves and our families to enjoy once more.“The Pollett Great Arch is as old as the ocean itself and along with the Seven Arches further south on Lough Swilly is one of the precious tourism gems on the Donegal landscape.”   Barrier to Fanad Arch deemed ‘illegal’ by An Bord Pleanála was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fanad archlast_img read more

Fortuna downs Del Norte, wins H-DNL ‘chip

first_imgAfter a coaching change, the Fortuna Huskies boys soccer team’s standout sophomore midfielder Fernando Atilano scored two goals within a minute in the Humboldt-Del Norte League tournament championship to beat the Del Norte Warriors 3-1, Saturday afternoon in Fortuna.“I started off at center-mid and I wasn’t feeling too comfortable,” Atilano said. “Once our coach made that switch that’s when the goals started coming in. I just did a quick move and once I drove down the line I knew I was gonna …last_img read more

H-DNL football: Thrap scores four more as Crusaders cruise on homecoming

first_imgLane Thrap had four touchdown receptions and an interception on defense, Demarte Prudhomme hauled in a touchdown pass and recorded two sacks on defense and St. Bernard’s soared to a 41-14 homecoming game win over visiting Stellar Prep, Friday afternoon at Crusader Field.After turning the ball over on downs on their first possession of the afternoon Thrap kick-started the Crusaders offense with a 41-yard catch-and-run touchdown on a screen-pass from Will Omey midway through the first quarter. …last_img read more

Gallery: Brand South Africa in Davos – part 3

first_imgBrand South Africa had a strong and vibrant presence at the 40th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in late January 2010, with a particular focus on the 2010 Fifa World Cup. In this gallery we bring you the highlights.Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.For high-resolution images, visit the World Economic Forum online. The panel of the session Rebuilding Education forthe 21st Century in the Congress Centre at theAnnual Meeting 2010 of the World EconomicForum in Davos, Switzerland, on Saturday 30January 30: from left, Queen Rania Al Abdullahof Jordan, a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and the Global Agenda Council on Education Systems; John T Chambers, CEO of Cisco, US, Irina Bokova, director-general of Unesco; Trevor Manuel, minister in the presidency for South Africa’s National Planning Commission; and Harold McGraw III, CEO of the McGraw-Hill Companies, US.Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic ForumManuel speaking during the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum Manuel speaking during the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World EconomicForumManuel and McGraw in discussion after the session Rebuilding Education for the 21st Century on Saturday 30 January 30Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World Economic Forum Gene Falk, South African social entrepreneur and co-founder and executive director of mothers2mothers, at work in the CongressCentre in Davos on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Michael Wuertenberg, World EconomicForumSouth African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Buyelwa Sonjica speaking during the session Rebuilding Water Management on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic Forum Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chair of Swiss company Nestle and member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and Global Agenda Council on Water Security, seated next to Sonjica duringthe session Rebuilding Water Management on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Remy Steinegger, World Economic ForumStanley Fischer, governor of the Central Bank of Israel (left) and South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan at the session Redesigning Financial Regulation on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic Forum South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan speaking at the session Redesigning Financial Regulation on Saturday 30 January.Photo: Sebastian Derungs, World Economic ForumBRAND SOUTH AFRICA IN DAVOSPART 1PART 2 PART 3THE CAMPAIGN More galleries: For more great South African photography, including the Proteas jetting off to the ICC World Cup, grassroots football, Nelson Mandela meeting Bafana Bafana, high-rise office buildings in Sandton, and South Africa’s new ape-man fossil – visit the Media Club South Africa gallery page.last_img read more

Win a GH5 and More From PremiumBeat! Almost $5,000 in Prizes.

first_imgAnnouncing PremiumBeat’s Indie Filmmaker Prize Pack! We’re giving away a GH5, 4 Rokinon cine lenses, $500 in music, $500 from RocketStock, and a pro camera bag. Enter now for your chance to win!The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is the most anticipated camera of 2017, and we’re giving one away for FREE! One lucky winner will get the camera, 4 Rokinon lenses, a CineBags backpack, $500 in royalty free music from PremiumBeat, and $500 in RocketStock credit.For a chance to win, click the Enter to Win button below and enter your email address. That’s it! The contest runs from March 30th until April 24th, 2017 — so sign up now!Congratulations to Harald B. for winning the Indie Filmmaker Prize Pack! I have been using a single prime lens my entire career and I am more than excited to finally be able to do more wide-angle shots. I am definitely most excited about the four Rokinon lenses even though the GH5 is a killer camera. This gear will be used on a daily basis in the building of my commercial and creative filmmaking career.THIS CONTEST HAS ENDEDWhat’s in the Indie Filmmaker Prize Pack?Panasonic Lumix GH520.3MP MOS Sensor4K, UHD, HD VideoInternal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 20.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle TouchscreenAdvanced DFD AF System; 6K & 4K PHOTOISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous ShootingDual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth4 Rokinon T1.5 Cine DS Lenses (Micro Four Thirds Mount)24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm Cine-Style LensesMicro Four Thirds MountT1.5 to T22 Exposure RangeMulti-Layer Coating to Reduce FlareDual Side Focus and T-Stop ScalesDe-Clicked Aperture RingManual Focus and ApertureCineBags CB25B Revolution BackpackBlack/Charcoal ColorFits Mirrorless Camera and Accessories17″ MacBook-Sized Laptop CompartmentFour Exterior PouchesOversized ZippersCargo Straps with Heavy-Duty BucklesCompression Foam Harness, Hip BeltLarge Carry HandleWaterproof with Pull-Out Rain CoverDistributes Payload Evenly for Comfortable CarryingFront Organizer Pouch for Media Cards, Business Cards, Pens, Passport, and Travel Documents$500 in RocketStock AssetsAfter Effects TemplatesLight LeaksLens FlaresFilm Grain OverlaysDigital DistortionTransitions$500 in PremiumBeat Royalty Free MusicCurated Royalty Free MusicThousands of Exclusive Tracks and SFX100% Copyright ClearSafe for YouTube and VimeoSimple LicensingTHIS CONTEST HAS ENDED   About PremiumBeat.comPremiumBeat.com is a royalty free music website that provides high-quality tracks and sound effects for use in new and traditional media projects. Our focus is the streamlined licensing of curated music — a better selection means less time searching for the perfect tracks for your projects.PremiumBeat works with professional composers from around the world to ensure the library remains high quality and constantly expanding. With thousands of tracks in more than thirty music styles, our music is ideal for websites, online videos, mobile apps, television, radio, feature films, and other professional applications. About RocketStock.comRocketStock.com is a unique provider of exclusive After Effects templates and video assets for motion designers, filmmakers, video editors, and cinematographers. Their curated collection promises universalized project design, similar features across projects, and intuitive workflows.last_img read more

Learn How To Create 2D Motion Graphics with After Effects

first_imgIf you are eager to learn more about After Effects, this tutorial will help jump-start your next 2D motion graphics project.The world of 2D motion graphics can be a fulfilling hobby and profession. It gives you the opportunity every day to tell a story without any limitations. However, understanding how to use the tools can take quite a bit of time, which can be daunting. No worries! This After Effects 2D motion graphics tutorial will set you up with the essential beginner’s knowledge to get started.If you are new to After Effects, try using the project file included in the download below to follow along. It includes all of the assets and files you need to get started!Download Now!Adobe After Effects is a huge application with endless menus of effects, tabs, tools, and so forth. In this tutorial, we focus on what you will use every day. We look at shape layers and how you can build your 2D motion graphics by stacking graphics and adding effects to create animation groups.What You’ll Learn From This 2D Motion Graphics TutorialTo cover the basics of 2D motion graphics, this tutorial will take you step-by-step through creating a logo intro. Here are just a few of the many unique concepts you’ll learn in this After Effects tutorial:Shape layersLinear and easy ease keyframesWorking in 3D spaceControlling your color paletteCreating stroke animationsUsing solid layers for motion graphicsRemember: your job as a motion graphics artist is not only to produce great animation but also to create animation that makes sense for the brand project or story you’re working on. It’s easy to go off track and create graphics just because you want to fill every inch of the composition. Do what makes sense, and try to find the motivation behind every graphic.Enjoy the tutorial and good luck!Need Inspiration? Check Out These After Effects Templates!Shapeshifter (via Rocketstock.com)Sigma (via Rocketstock.com)Tau (via Rocketstock.com)last_img read more

AFSPA will continue in Nagaland: Rijiju

first_imgMinister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said AFSPA, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, will continue in Nagaland as it is a “special case” and the “peace agreement” hasn’t been finalised there yet.Nagaland is the only State in the northeast, apart from eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, where ASFPA continues to be imposed by the Union Home Ministry.Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in the northeast that continue to be under AFSPA.Last year, the Home Ministry gave up its power and asked the Assam government to take a decision on continuing AFSPA in the State. The Act gives powers to the Army and the Central forces deployed in “disturbed areas” to kill anyone acting in contravention of law, arrest and search any premises without a warrant and provide cover to forces from prosecution and legal suits without the Centre’s sanction.State to renew pleaNagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton said the State government would reiterate its request to the Centre to revoke AFSPA.“The discussion on the Naga political situation is on and we are expecting the Government of India to solve the problem at the earliest. We have requested to lift AFSPA but we have been asked to wait for some time. When the solution (Naga deal) comes, automatically AFSPA will go,” Mr. Patton said.NSCN-IM signed a framework agreement with the Government of India on August 3, 2015 to find a solution to the Naga issue.The NSCN-IM has been fighting for ‘Greater Nagaland’ or Nagalim — it wants to extend Nagaland’s borders by including Naga-dominated areas in neighbouring Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, to unite 1.2 million Nagas.Mr. Rijiju told The Hindu, “Revocation of AFSPA in Meghalaya is definitely related to improvement of the security scenario in the northeast. AFSPA is imposed both by the State and the Centre. It was withdrawn by Tripura (in 2015).‘No politics’“It is a joint effort by the State government and the Centre. Security is a subject where both the Centre and the State should come together without any politics. In Assam also the situation has improved, that is why the Home Ministry withdrew it but it is imposed by the State government.”He said he was not sure if AFSPA would be lifted from Nagaland in future.‘Many factions involved’“Nagaland is a special case…the peace agreement has not come about yet. There are many underground factions as well. There are issues like rivalry among different factions…I cannot say about the future policy,” Mr. Rijiju said. On April 1, the Home Ministry revoked AFSPA in Meghalaya and restricted it to eight police stations instead of 16 in Arunachal Pradesh.Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in the northeast that continue to be under AFSPA. Except Tripura and Manipur, the Centre was issuing such notifications for Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.Last year, the Home Ministry gave up its power and asked the Assam government to take a decision on continuing AFSPA in the State. In the case of Assam (excluding areas covered by the Guwahati municipality) and Manipur (except seven Assembly constituencies in Imphal) the respective State governments exercise the right.As per the Home Ministry’s data, in the northeast, there has been a reduction of 96 % in casualties among the security forces from 289 in 1997 to 12 in 2017. Civilian casualties also dropped by 96% from 907 in 2000 to 37 last year. The year 2017 recorded the lowest insurgency incidents.last_img read more