Jokowi gives East Java two weeks to control virus

first_imgJokowi expressed his disappointment about a report by the COVID-19 task force that 70 percent of residents were still disobeying health protocols, such as failing to wear masks in public.Jokowi stressed the importance of controlling the disease’s transmission within Surabaya and its satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik.Based on a Wednesday report by the East Java COVID-19 task force, Surabaya has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the province with 4,962 cases, followed by the regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik with 1,287 and 534 cases, respectively.Read also: Surabaya urged to reimpose PSBB as infection rates soar“Surabaya can’t control this outbreak alone. Gresik, Sidoarjo and other cities should also be involved in one [unified] system of management because the mobility of people is not limited to Surabaya.”The President suggested that governors and mayors refer to scientific data prior to making COVID-19 policies. “Ask for opinions from scientists, epidemiologists and other experts. Don’t make policies without consulting experts.”Despite the province’s continuing struggle to control the virus, East Java ended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Greater Surabaya on June 8 and began a “new normal” phase. (trn)Topics : The President urged COVID-19 task forces at the provincial, regency and municipal levels to cooperate and coordinate to contain the spread of the disease in the region.On Thursday, 247 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in East Java, bringing the total official case tally to 10,545. The province is now slightly behind Jakarta, which has recorded a total of 10,600 cases.Read also: Banjarmasin, Surabaya record highest COVID-19 mortality ratesJokowi said East Java was currently recording the highest daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases of any province in the nation. “However, what keeps us optimistic is the fact that the region also has a good recovery rate, at 31 percent.” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged the East Java administration to decrease the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region within two weeks.On Thursday, Jokowi visited Surabaya and other cities in East Java, which has become the country’s COVID-19 epicenter after Jakarta. It is his first regional working visit as the government transitions into the so-called new normal period.“I demand integrated and serious controls from all institutions in the region […] so we can handle and lower the number of confirmed cases […] within two weeks,” the President said during a visit to the East Java COVID-19 task force headquarters in the Grahadi building in Surabaya.last_img read more

Deery Series returns to West Liberty for July 8 show

first_imgWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 3) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its second of three vis­its this season to West Liberty Raceway on July 8. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for next Tuesday’s $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start IMCA Late Model show. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.Admission to the grandstand is $16 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying paid adults. Pit passes are $30. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds also run on Tuesday, for all applicable points. More infor­mation is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the web­site.Colby Springsteen of Wapello was the winner of the April 12 Deery feature at West Liberty. The 28th annual series concludes there on Oct. 3 and 4.Springsteen is one of the six drivers to have won a Deery feature in as many events so far this season. Point leader Justin Kay of Wheatland, Andy Eckrich of Oxford, Terry Neal of Ely, Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., and most recently Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls have also added to their respec­tive career win totals.Guss and defending series champion Brian Harris of Davenport have each won two of the previ­ous seven Deery features held at West Liberty. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 282; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 277; 3. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 260; 4. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 248; 5. Jason Rauen, Farley, 244; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 243; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 240; 8. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 223; 9. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 215; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 213; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Long Grove, 206; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 203; 13. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 165; 14. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 140; 15. Terry Neal, Ely, 134; 16. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 129; 17. John Emerson, Waterloo, 127; 18. Ronald Klein, Sherrill, and Spencer Diercks, Davenport, both 126; 20. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 118.last_img read more

Banner beat Tipp in Munster decider

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM There was no joy for the Tipperary minor camogie team as they lost out by 4 points to Clare in the Munster final last night.1-13 to 2-6 the final score in HospitalTipp went ahead early on through a Casey Hennessy goal but Clare got a grip on the game to lead 1-9 to 1-1 at the break. Caoimhe Perdue goaled for the Premier in the second half but the Banner finished stronger to claim the title.Geraldine Kinnane watched the game for Tipp FM Sport and says Clare were probably deserving winners.last_img read more

Gyan wants Ghana’s EPL duo to learn from Gladiator

first_imgBlack Stars captain Asamoah Gyan thinks he knows the formula for success in the English Premier League.For him, the Ghanaians in the Premiership must give their all and seek to impress their team fans if they want to be successful.The former Sunderland man who spent one season at the Stadium of Light proved to be an instant his with his goals and choreographed dances.Gyan is hoping for a similar fate for his national team mates. Christian Atsu is with Bournemouth) while  Andre Ayew signed recently for Swansea. “All you have to do is to win the fans [over]. That is the main thing I learnt from the movie Gladiator. Everywhere you go the first thing you have to do is to win over the fans,” Gyan told reporters.“[The Ghanaian players In the EPL] are capable of doing that and they have got that fighting spirit. Andre has got that fighting spirit. The English like you to play with your heart.” “Even [when] things are not going well, let them see you have that eagerness to do something. That is all they want and I can see that in Andre so I just wish them luck.”The captain added that he is solidly behind the pair and will be delighted should they make a meaningful impact on the league.“We are all Ghanaians. We are all praying for them. The Premiership is the best league in the world so we will like to see them doing well and everybody will be happy.”Asamoah Gyan himself is on the verge of completing a mega deal to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG from Al-Ain.–last_img read more

Yankees curse out Angel Hernandez after umpire blows key call

first_imgNaturally, Ford wasn’t happy, Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn’t happy and New York third base coach Phil Nevin really wasn’t happy. Nevin was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. With Citizens Bank Park empty because of COVID-19, everyone heard just how unhappy he and the Bombers were. Foul language ahead:Phil Nevin gets ejected… Leave it to Angel Hernandez to ruin all the fun with a bad call— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 5, 2020″We all know you don’t want to be here anyway,” Nevin told Hernandez as he was walking to the dugout.MORE: Hernandez was bad in a 2019 Yankees gameYES Network broadcasters brought up that Yankees starter J.A. Happ was not getting similar calls during his abbreviated outing. But that’s Hernandez, who has earned a reputation for being one of MLB’s worst umpires. He also has been the center of controversy off the field. He sued MLB in 2017, claiming racial discrimination (he is of Cuban descent) for why he was denied postseason assignments (he later showed why he shouldn’t have been around in the playoffs.)In June, MLB accused him of eavesdropping on a telephone call that was set up to investigate why Hernandez delayed a Red Sox-Rays game 20 minutes over a rules argument. Hernandez’s attorney told The Athletic that Hernandez was invited to take part in the call. Hernandez was not scheduled to work Game 2 of the Yankees-Phillies doubleheader after being behind the plate for the opener. The Yankees were rallying late in Game 1 of their doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. They were about to bring the tying run to the plate . . . until umpire Angel Hernandez did what he does, which is miss a pitch.Hernandez called Mike Ford out on strikes on a full-count pitch that should have been Ball 4. Had the pitch been called correctly, the Yankees would have had the bases loaded with one out and Miguel Andujar at the plate in an 11-7 game.last_img read more

Crime edges up in Simi Valley

first_img “We want to closely examine these statistics to make sure we are using our resources effectively,” said Captain Ron Nelson, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. In Camarillo, violent crime decreased 7 percent, but the number of rapes per 1,000 population increased 196 percent, from five in 2004 to 15 in 2005. “Even though countywide violent crimes were down, we saw increases in crimes related to drug and alcohol rates among minors,” said Nelson. “In Camarillo, the increase in rapes was largely related to juveniles using drugs and alcohol.” “We saw some decreases in property crimes, which is good. Citizens deserve credit for working with local law enforcement to solve crimes in their neighborhoods,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Simi Valley and neighboring Thousand Oaks have traditionally had some of the lowest crime rates in the nation for cities with populations of more than 100,000 and officials said the crime rates here are remaining relatively low. The overall crime rate in Thousand Oaks, with a population of 126,000, decreased by 2 percent in 2005, to 15.55 crimes per 1,000 people, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols the area. Moorpark, a community of around 35,000 people with 11.31 crimes per 1,000 residents, had the lowest rate for the cities patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department. The crime rate in Simi Valley was not provided by the Police Department. Although the crime rate also decreased 9 percent in Camarillo, the Sheriff’s Department pointed to some disturbing numbers, including an increase in rapes there. SIMI VALLEY – The number of crimes reported in the city in 2005 increased 4.6 percent, to 2,509, compared with the year before, but violent crime was down, with no homicides reported. According to Simi Valley Police Department statistics, there were 17 rapes, 47 robberies and 108 aggravated assaults, adding up to 172 violent crimes, compared with 179 reported in 2004. In 2004 there were three homicides, 15 rapes, 33 robberies and 128 aggravated assaults. There were also 2,337 property crimes reported in 2005, representing a 5 percent increase over the year before. last_img read more