October 19

COVID-19: Toll roads into and out of Jakarta still operating normally

first_imgJokowi instructed his Cabinet to impose stricter rules on large-scale physical distancing coupled with “civil emergency policies” in an effort to contain the worsening COVID-19 outbreak in a Cabinet meeting on Monday.Regardless, Yusri said the Jakarta Police together with the Indonesian Military (TNI), state-owned toll operator PT Jasa Marga and related institutions had conducted joint training in preparation for the worst-case scenario of Jakarta being under quarantine.He also stressed the importance of social distancing as stipulated in the National Police chief edict issued on Mar. 22, which prohibits any mass gatherings. (trn) Topics : Despite calls from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to limit travel across regional borders in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, there are not yet any restrictions on traveling into or out of Jakarta, according to the Jakarta Police.All toll roads in the city will continue to operate normally, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus has said.”Jakarta hasn’t applied any regional quarantine, yet, so we are currently still disseminating information on social distancing. Any decision on a regional quarantine will be determined by the central government,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.last_img read more

October 17

Governor Wolf Signs Six Bills into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed six bills into law, including:Act 91 – House Bill 777, sponsored by Rep. Grove, allows for additional prescription drug assistance programs for seniors (PACE and PACENET) cardholders to retain benefits, which they would otherwise have lost as a result of Social Security cost-of-living increases.Act 92 – House Bill 1322, sponsored by Rep. Kaufer, makes various amendments to the Public Welfare Code, including changing the name of the Public Welfare Code to the Human Services Code.Act 93 – House Bill 1332, sponsored by Rep. Godshall, makes necessary updates to the Public Pension Program administered by the State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS) to maintain compliance with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules.Act 94 – House Bill 1603, sponsored by Rep. Watson, brings Pennsylvania into compliance with changes that have been made to the federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA).Act 95 – House Bill 1735, sponsored by Rep. Maher, amends the Tobacco Product Manufacturer Directory Act (TPMA) by expanding the definition of “units sold” to include taxes on roll-your-own tobacco containers.Act 96 – House Bill 1736, sponsored by Rep. Krueger-Braneky, amends the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act (TSSAA) by expanding the definition of “units sold” to include taxes on roll-your-own tobacco containers and the taxes collected on cigarettes sold without a tax stamp. Governor Wolf Signs Six Bills into Law December 28, 2015center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

September 27

41 sentenced to year for pro-Morsi protests

first_imgThe Beni Suef Criminal Court sentenced 41 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to one year in jail over staging unlicensed protests on Thursday. Out of those defendants, 29 are still at large and three include three local Muslim Brotherhood leaders. They were found guilty of assaulting police with fire bottles during a march in Nasr City.Egypt has sentenced thousands of people of all political stripes to jail for breaking the protest law. The law, enacted late 2014, requires a security clearance from the Interior Ministry before staging protests, and imposes fines and jail terms for violators.last_img read more

September 23

IMCA Modifieds on lidlifter at Cottage Grove

first_imgTickets are $13 for adults, seniors, juniors and military are $10, youth ages 6-12 are $5 and children five and under are free.  A family pass (two adults and up to four youth) sells for $35. VIP skybox seating is $25 and pit passes are $30. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cottage Grove Speedway gets the new race season started on Saturday, April 20 with and has a special Easter Eggstavaganza (featuring over 2,000 eggs and an appearance by the Easter Bunny at intermission) planned during the night.  By Ben Deatherage  Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the front gate opens at 3:30 p.m., time trials are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is scheduled to kick off at approximately 6 p.m.   IMCA Modifieds are on the evening card. last_img read more

September 21

Lennon hails courageous Petrov

first_img The 33-year-old Aston Villa captain has declared himself ready to embrace new challenges in a bid to make a difference to the lives of people who, like himself, are diagnosed with leukaemia. Lennon has remained close friends with Petrov since the Bulgarian departed for Villa in 2006 and saluted his strength in his battle against acute leukaemia. Petrov is now in remission after being diagnosed with the illness in March last year and the ex-Celtic captain told his club’s official website: “Obviously it’s very sad that Stiliyan has announced his retirement from football.” Celtic manager Neil Lennon has paid tribute to the “absolute courage and positivity” of Stiliyan Petrov after his former Parkhead team-mate announced his retirement from football. He added: “He was a fine footballer and enjoyed a magnificent career at Celtic and Aston Villa, as well as representing and captaining Bulgaria on many occasions. First and foremost, of course, is his health, and the news earlier this year that Stiliyan is in remission was a great boost for everyone. “I’m sure that Stiliyan’s characteristic determination, along with the fact he’s surrounded by a loving family, will ensure he’s a success in this next stage of his life. “The words he has spoken today demonstrate his absolute courage and positivity and show exactly the kind of man he is. It was a pleasure to play alongside such a great footballer, but, for me, I’m even luckier to call him my friend.” Petrov was barely out of his teenage years when John Barnes signed him for Celtic in 1999 but he matured quickly to form an integral part of Martin O’Neill’s successful team, winning four titles and four domestic cup winners’ medals as well as appearing in the 2003 UEFA Cup final. Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said: “The thoughts and best wishes of the whole Celtic Family are with Stiliyan, as they have been ever since we first heard the terrible news about his illness. I think the way he has coped with this and battled it, is in keeping with the type of character he is. “Stiliyan was a great Celtic player in a great Celtic team who achieved wonderful success for the club, both in Scotland and in Europe, and from the time he arrived in Glasgow back in 1999 as a 20-year-old until he left seven years later, and beyond that, he has remained an extremely popular figure with the Celtic support. “We all wish Stiliyan, Paulina and their family well as he retires from football and begins the next stage of his life.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

September 20

Bruce keeping feet on the ground

first_img Press Association Hull boss Steve Bruce warned his side not to get carried away despite a 1-0 win over Liverpool which moved them to the brink of Barclays Premier League safety. Bruce said: “You can’t bring them down and I didn’t want to but we will certainly remind them tomorrow that it’s not job done. “We’ve got to make sure that resilience which we’ve found stays with us for the next four games because 34 points is not usually enough. “Make no mistake – we’re in a better position than we were four days ago and we’re rightly pleased but now we’ve got to concentrate on Arsenal who are coming up on Monday night.” Despite many tipping the Tigers for the drop after a run of six games without a win dumped them in the bottom three, Bruce maintained he never doubted his side could claw their way towards safety. He added: “I never really doubted the character of the players. We’ve had a lot to put up with this year with injuries and conceding in the last minute, but we are desperate to stay in the Premier League and we have shown that in our last couple of performances.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had no complaints after a lackadaisical performance for his side which effectively ends their slim chances of securing a Champions League qualification spot. But despite a dismal run of results including being knocked out of the FA Cup by Aston Villa at the semi-final stage, Rodgers is adamant he will not allow the season to peter out. Rodgers said: “I spoke to the players at the end and I told them that we have an obligation to fight right to the end of the season. Michael Dawson’s 36th-minute header sent the Tigers four points clear of the relegation zone with four games remaining – three of which are back at the KC Stadium. But despite a second straight win which looks to have turned his side’s season around, Bruce made it clear the survival mission is far from completed. “We wanted to be in that top four but it was always going to be difficult for us with the way our season mapped itself out. But we are looking to get momentum to take us through to next season. “We didn’t look like scoring – we had enough of the ball but we never really threatened and we were disappointed with the goal we conceded. “The players put great energy into the game and they worked very hard but their struggles tonight were the same as they have been for a great part of the season in terms of creativity and scoring goals.” Meanwhile, Rodgers jumped to the defence of beleaguered striker Mario Balotelli who was substituted midway through the second half after another ineffectual performance. Rodgers inisisted: “Mario is doing his best – he’s come off tonight with a foot injury. I think it’s clear over the course of the season, not just in this game, that he’s struggling. “But Mario has got a few years left on his contract and it is fair to say that every single player here is playing for his future.” last_img read more

September 20

West Brom expect Newcastle target Saido Berahino to face Swansea on Tuesday

first_imgWest Brom have reiterated Saido Berahino will not be sold on transfer deadline day. Newcastle tabled a £21million bid for the 22-year-old on Sunday but the Baggies’ stance remains unchanged and they are not prepared to cash in on Berahino this month. He has a dead leg ahead of Tuesday’s visit of Swansea but is in the squad after scoring twice in Saturday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Peterborough. Berahino left the Albion training ground early on Monday afternoon after training and treatment to his injury. Boss Tony Pulis was unavailable for media duties as he was on personal and club business and assistant head coach Dave Kemp expects the England Under-21 international to stay beyond Monday’s 11pm deadline. Kemp said: “He’s still here, he’s been in this morning. He’s got a bit of a knock but he’s in the squad for tomorrow’s game. I’m expecting him to be here. The chairman deals with that side. “It was awkward today, he has a dead leg he picked up on Saturday and came out a bit sore, he’s gone home. With the media around that’s probably the best thing to do. “He’s here, he’s in the squad tomorrow.” Berahino made his first start since October against Peterborough at the weekend and has scored six times this term, after netting 20 last season. Their position has always been that they will not sell the forward this window. The Baggies signed Alex Pritchard from Tottenham on loan until the end of the season earlier on Monday having captured Sandro on loan from QPR last week. Chris Brunt (calf), James Morrison (hamstring), Callum McManaman (ankle) are out but Darren Fletcher (knee) and Ben Foster (ribs) should be fit to face Swansea. Berahino on Monday evening took to Twitter to apparently rule out the possibility of a deadline-day move away from The Hawthorns. Referencing his social media outburst in January, when he was denied a late move to Tottenham, Berahino wrote: ”Everyone waiting once again for the silly little spoilt boy to make same mistake so here you go. Goodnight all and thanks for the support.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

September 20

Senegal, Japan play out thrilling 2-2 draw

first_imgYekaterinburg, June 24: Takashi Inui inspired Japan to come back from behind twice to hold Senegal 2-2 in a FIFA World Cup Group H contest at the Ekaterinburg Arena here on Sunday.The wide forward pulled Japan level in the 34th minute after forward Sadio Mane had given Senegal the lead in the 11th minute. Senegal got ahead again through right-back Moussa Wague but Inui assisted for veteran Keisuke Honda’s equaliser in the 78th minute.The hard-fought draw didn’t do any harm to either of the sides as they are firmly in contention to reach the pre-quarterfinals. Following the draw, both Japan and Senegal have four points each after the conclusion of their respective second matches in Group H.The Asian outfit showed a lot of determination and resoluteness to get a point from the game. The way the game started, but it seemed that the Africans will walk away winners like they did against Poland in their opener. But Japan were up to the task.Senegal threatened early with their pace up front and relied on their counter-attack game. Especially right winger Ismail Sarr and young right-back Wague dominated Japanese left winger Inui and left-back Yuto Nagatomo.Senegal took the lead in the 11th minute and Japan succumbed under early pressure for the opening goal. Wague crossed to the right but midfielder Genki Haraguchi botched an attempted headed clearance on the left and the ball fell to Youssouf Sabaly. The latter took a shot at goal and goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima punched the ball against the legs of Mane as it rolled into the net.After the goal, Senegal took it easy as Japan took some time to get into the game. The goal certainly made Japan determined to find the equaliser.They made some fine moves but always a Senegalese counter-attack was in their minds which were slightly stopping them from going full throttle. However, they did stretch Senegal in their own half as the Africans defended deep.As the match crossed the 25-minute mark, Japan looked confident and more comfortable on the ball as the Senegal team had stopped pressing and chasing the ball.Japan were rewarded for their efforts in the 34th minute as Nagatomo, on the left, brought down a pass from over the top before slipping the ball to Inui, who then curled a low shot past a couple of defenders and into the bottom right corner from 15 yards.Five minutes later, off a counter-attack, Senegal could have regained the lead if M’biaye Niang had come up with a strong chip past an onrushing keeper Kawashima after being put through by Badoua Ndiaye.In the second half, Japan continued to impress as Yuya Osako, who hardly made a decisive shot in the first half, tested Senegal goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye twice within the first five minutes, one through a header and another with a rebound shot.Osako then did well to gallop down the left corner of the Senegalse box before back-heeling the ball into the path of the marching Inui, who once again launched a lethal curling shot which beat Khadim and bounced off the crossbar in the 65th minute.However, six minutes later, Senegal scored against the run of play when Wague blasted the ball into the net with a right-footer from the right as he connected a cross from Sabaly.Senegal’s lead lasted only seven minutes with Japan equalizing through Honda, who had come on as a substitute a minute after Senegal’s goal. A cross was half-heartedly cleared by goalkeeper Khadim who came off his line and Inui grabbed the ball on the left before his cross to the right saw Honda’s left-footer enter the Senegalese goal without resistance. IANSlast_img read more