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Dr. Corona vs. coronavirus: Muhammadiyah special center fighting COVID-19 in Indonesia

first_imgIndonesia’s second-largest Islamic organization has officially entered the national battle against the coronavirus by establishing the Muhammadiyah COVID-19 Command Center (MCCC) and putting an aptly named physician, Corona Rintawan, in charge.The organization has dedicated all of its facilities and wings under the Muhammadiyah Philanthropic Initiative (AUM) to help the government fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.Indonesian physician, Corona Rintawan (right), is in-charge for the Muhammadiyah COVID-19 Command Center, which is aimed helping the government fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ( Mashabi)“The concept is prevention, early detection and early handling.”All of the AUM [outlets] will move massively and in an integrated way to provide strategic mitigation against the spread of the virus,” MCCC head Corona told a press conference at the Muhammadiyah Dakwah Center in Jakarta, as quoted by the organization’s official website,, on Tuesday.Muhammadiyah has designated 20 top-tier hospitals on Java and Sumatra and in Kalimantan for the coronavirus fight. These hospitals are now listed as government referral centers for COVID-19 cases. Muhammadiyah said the 20 hospitals are ready to apply standard procedures to handle cases, as well as conduct decontamination and contingency actions. Read also: Indonesia reports first death from COVID-19The Islamic organization also prepared about 30,000 AUM outlets to disseminate information on COVID-19 and its prevention.Corona, a physician himself, said that MCCC has two dedicated programs for the COVID-19 battle: “Safari”, which is about raising the awareness of risk factors, and, “Gemes”, which involves donating face masks. The Safari program encourages people to educate themselves about COVID-19, so they are aware of any risks from the disease. The program also suggests people self-quarantine whenever necessary. Read also: Indonesia confirms first possible COVID-19 community transmission as cases rise to 27Meanwhile, the Gemes program encourages people to help others by giving face masks to those with the flu. The program raises the awareness of the importance of helping others and eradicating selfish acts. Muhammadiyah also optimizes the role of takmir (mosque management) in educating the congregation by encouraging them to bring their own sajadah (praying mats) to mosques to prevent infection, conduct ablution thoroughly and pray at home if they are sick. (gis) Topics :last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane desperate for Real Madrid to sign Sadio Mane

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 18 Mar 2019 6:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link745Shares Comment Mane is a wanted man (Picture: TF-Images/Getty Images)Zinedine Zidane is determined to resurrect a deal for Sadio Mane – who he was close to signing at the end of his first stint as Real Madrid manager.The French coach has returned to the dugout at the Santiago Bernabeu and is preparing to overhaul an aging squad in the summer transfer window.Liverpool forward Mane was expected to seal a move to the Spanish capital in the summer of 2018, with Zidane desperate to make the 26-year-old his first signing, however, the manager’s sudden departure saw the deal scrapped.Incoming Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui decided to pursue other targets and Mane remained at Anfield.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Zinedine Zidane desperate for Real Madrid to sign Sadio Mane Zidane wants Mane (Picture: Getty Images)But now Zidane has returned to Real Madrid after the sacking of Santiago Solari, he wants to finally complete the transfer he had his heart set on a year ago, according to France Football.AdvertisementAdvertisementMane has been in sensational form this season and he’s joint-second in the Premier League scoring charts.His 17 goals have only been matched by team-mate Mohamed Salah, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, while Sergio Aguero’s 18-goal haul leads the way.However, Liverpool may face a serious fight to keep him this summer with Zidane and Real Madrid ready to splash the cash.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 ArsenalShould Sadio Mane join Real Madrid?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

LaLiga suspended for 14 days due to coronavirus crisis

first_imgLaLiga has been suspended for the next two weeks after Real Madrid’s players and staff went into a 15-day quarantine following a club basketball player contracting coronavirus. LaLiga has been suspended for the next two weeks after Real Madrid’s players and staff went into a 15-day quarantine following a club basketball player contracting coronavirus A meeting between the Spanish Football Federation, the football union in Spain and the league itself on Thursday resulted in the suspension of the next two matchdays in Spain’s top tier. The games were already being played behind closed doors but matches this weekend and on March 21-22 will now not go ahead, with a statement saying the decision ‘will be reevaluated after the completion of the quarantines in the affected club.’ This now means the Premier League is the only division out of the top three European divisions not to suspend matches due to the coronavirus outbreak, piling more pressure on the UK government and decision makers within English football.Advertisement Read Also: Just In: Ronaldo quarantined after Rugani’s positive coronavirus test Given the scale of the crisis in Italy, Serie A is suspended until the beginning of April. At Real Madrid, with the club basketball player testing positive for COVID-19, all players in all sections of the club are in quarantine until at least March 27. Their Champions League last-16 second-leg against Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday is also now in serious doubt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese SoilBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

Relay For Life of Decatur County event this weekend

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Relay For Life of Decatur County will hold a major event Friday, May 18 at the Greensburg High School Field House. Registration and caregiver/survivor walk begins at 5: p.m., Luminaria Ceremony at 9 p.m. and the Closing ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.This year WISH-TV’s Randy Ollis will be the featured guest for the Luminaria and Closing ceremonies.For information about the event click here.last_img

Tripleheader for United Rebel Sprint Series this weekend

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.STOCKTON, Kan. – The United Rebel Sprint Series is set for three straight nights of racing action this coming weekend as the series heads to the Rooks County Fairgrounds in Stockton on Friday night, Aug. 18, before heading to Oberlin Speedway for the annual Bob Salem Memorial on Satur­day and Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20.Current URSS point leader Zach Blurton will lead the Rebels to this tripleheader weekend. He holds a slim 12-point lead over Steven Richardson in the point standings while Jed Werner is just 24 points out of the point lead.It has been a season of parity for the URSS as 10 different drivers from three states have reached victory lane in the 10 events held thus far. Among the winners include the most recent, “semi-retired” and defending series champion Luke Cranston, Adam Gullion, Andy Shouse, Richard­son, Ty Williams, Darren Berry, Terry Richards, Toby Chapman, Todd Schwartz and Jake Bu­bak.Friday night’s event in Stockton and Saturday night’s opener in Oberlin pay $500 to win while the Bob Salem Memorial Sunday night championship finale will pay $1,000 to win. There will be a $1500 bonus for the high-point driver after both events in Oberlin, courtesy of Myers Racing En­gines, Salem’s Mower Sales, Steven James and Ryan Sargent.Tickets for Friday’s Rooks County Fairgrounds event are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Gates open at 5 p.m. with race action slated for a 7 p.m. start time. Keep in mind this event is part of the an­nual Rooks County Free Fair.Both Saturday and Sunday tickets for the Bob Salem Memorial at Oberlin are $15 each night for adults, and $8 for ages 7-12 while children ages 6 and under will be admitted into the grandstand for free each night.More information on the URSS can be found by accessing the tracks official web­site or by calling Rick Salem at 785 475-7010.last_img read more

Martin denies Day for URSS victory at 81 Speedway

first_imgJason Martin mastered traffic and held off Michael Day in winning the May 27 United Rebel Sprint Se­ries main event at 81 Speedway. (Photo by Mike Howard)PARK CITY, Kan. (May 27) – Jason Martin took the lead in the early stages and then held off a late-race challenge by Michael Day to claim the United Rebel Sprint Series 25-lap feature finale during at 81 Speedway’s Sprint Car Maynia II Sunday night.The 10th starting Martin passed both Colby Estes and Day in taking over the front spot just seven laps in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner. His first encounter with the back of the field began on lap 11 while holding onto his half-stretch lead at midway.With drivers utilizing the top and bottom of the 3/8’s mile oval, passing was intense throughout the event. With five laps to go, it appeared Martin would be able to cruise but Day closed the deficit to five car lengths with four laps to go.Approaching another slower car on the last lap, Day looked to make one last challenge for the lead but Martin got a good run between turns three and four to take the three car-length victory.Jake Martens came from his ninth starting position to finish third while J.D. Johnson came home fourth. Steven Richardson was fifth.Martin was also awarded the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger of the race. All 21 starters finished the 25-lap event with only seven lapped cars and the only caution coming at the start of the event.The next event for the Rebels will be at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday night, July 15-16.Feature results – 1. Jason Martin; 2. Michael Day; 3. Jake Martens; 4. J.D. Johnson; 5. Steven Richardson; 6. Tyler Knight; 7. Koby Walters; 8. Jordan Knight; 9. Zach Blurton; 10. Taylor Ve­lasquez; 11. Colby Estes; 12. Tracey Hill; 13. Eric Matthews; 14. Ty Williams; 15. John Webster; 16. Jed Werner; 17. Chad Salem; 18. Brian Herbert; 19. Aaron Ploussard; 20. Cody Hays; 21. Kolt Washburn.last_img read more

Faldo plays down McIlroy row

first_imgSir Nick Faldo has downplayed suggestions of a row with Rory McIlroy, insisting he is the world number two’s “big granddad”. Faldo began the build up to the Open Championship at Muirfield this week by suggesting McIlroy needed to “concentrate on golf, nothing else” to regain his lost form. Two-time major winner McIlroy, 32 years Faldo’s junior at 24, responded by saying that he was working hard, resulting in reports the pair were at loggerheads. Press Associationcenter_img Faldo, who won six majors including two Opens at Muirfield, claimed that was far from the case. “I’m friends with Rory – don’t write it any other way,” said Faldo after shooting an eight-over-par first-round 79, remarkably the same score as McIlroy. “I’ve known him since he was 12. He’s a big part of my Faldo Series. I’m like big granddad, here, saying exactly those things. Just give it your full attention when you want to play golf. “When you want to disappear and have a family and do other things, but don’t add anymore… get me? I’m trying to give him a little caring, loving help here.” McIlroy has been criticised for changing his equipment and for other off-course distractions. Faldo, who was famously single-minded during his heyday, clarified a point he was trying to make that McIlroy should focus fully on his game while at the peak of his powers. He said: “When you’re a golfer, concentrate on your golf and then you have your charity. Just keep it minimal. I’m speaking from experience. Don’t go off into the business world, because he’s got tons of time for that. “If you’re going to retire somewhere in your 40s, who knows with 10 majors, you’ll be a pretty darned good businessman for the next 50 years of your life. That’s what I’m trying to say.” Faldo’s round, which he played alongside fellow veterans Fred Couples and Tom Watson and featured just two birdies, was his first in competition for three years and came on his 56th birthday. When asked if it was a happy birthday, he said: “Given my most minimal practice and preparation in the history of the Open, probably. But I was enjoying it. That view standing on the first tee with the crowd and the people in the stands and everything – I’ll take that one as my shot of the day.” last_img read more

Lynn (89), Sohal (58) spur Winnipeg

first_imgHawks to second consecutive winBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — Half-centuries by opener Chris Lynn (89) and Sunny Sohal (58) powered Winnipeg Hawks to their second win in as many days as they defeated Toronto Nationals by three wickets in an enthralling last-ball thriller when the second edition of the Global T20 Canada entered its fifth day at the CAA Centre, Brampton, Ontario here yesterday.Set a challenging 217 for victory after their opponents reached 216 for seven in good batting conditions on a hot and steamy Monday afternoon, Winnipeg Hawks paced their reply perfectly to overhaul the total, marking the second consecutive chase above 200.However, what should have been a comfortable victory, was almost spoiled in the last over with Winnipeg Hawks needing four runs with five wickets intact and Chris Green entrusted with bowling it.A single came off the first delivery, skipper Ryad Emrit (one) went caught off the next, singles were scored off the third and fourth while Hamza Tariq (three) spooned a catch to captain Yuvraj Singh at cover.It meant they needed a single off the final delivery which saw Salman Nazar misfielding at mid-on and Winnipeg Hawks duly accepted the costly error.On Sunday, Winnipeg Hawks raced to 210 for three in 15.2 overs after being set 209 for victory versus defending champions Vancouver Knights. Lynn, who missed his team’s opening game, was also in brilliant form, clobbering seven sixes and four fours in his 34-ball 74.Lynn was at his pulverising best again yesterday, smashing 10 sixes and two fours off 48 balls on the relatively small ground, while sharing in two important partnerships.The Australian added 48 in 5 overs with Shaiman Anwar who surprisingly was the aggressor, his 43 coming off just 21 balls with four fours and a similar number of sixes.Once Anwar went, Lynn changed gears and in association with Sohal plundered the hapless Toronto National bowlers to all parts of the outfield and clearing it with consummate ease. The two added 117 in a mere 8.5 overs before the latter was caught by Manpreet Gony off Nazar.Winnipeg Hawks seemed to be cruising to victory but with the departure of Dwayne Bravo (nine) and Lynn in the 18th over, the latter going via the run out route, the complexion of the game took a dramatic turn.Earlier, Toronto Nationals were indebted to fine knocks from opener Rodrigo Thomas (65), the hard-hitting Kieron Pollard (52) and skipper Yuvraj Singh (45).Thomas, the Canadian national opener, played some audacious shots at the top of the order, taking a special liking for South African JP Duminy hitting the part-time off-spinner for four sixes in his second over, three coming off consecutive deliveries. His 65 included three fours and five sixes off 46 balls.Yuvraj Singh showed glimpses of old self in his 45 (four fours and two sixes off 26 balls) while sharing a 77-run third-wicket partnership with Thomas.Pollard sheperd the lower-order brilliantly while adding 51 with Green (11) for the seventh wicket, lashing three fours and five effortless sixes in his 52 which came off 21 balls as Toronto Nationals reached what looks like a winning total. Bravo ended with four for 39 from his four overs.Up to press time, the second game of the double-header was in progress with Chris Gayle’s Vancouver Knights aiming to win their second game of the tournament. The defending champs opponents were Montreal Tigers.Today (Tuesday) is a rest day. Edmonton Royals and Montreal Tigers clash in Wednesday’s lone feature.last_img read more

Faculty respond to virtual class testing period

first_imgGov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in California Wednesday after the state’s first death due to coronavirus was announced. More than 100 cases of coronaviruses to date have been diagnosed in California. Bailey said a more permanent switch to online classes would pose problems, especially for classes in SDA and other performing arts schools which might not be able to deliver content as effectively if classes are taught remotely. “I haven’t necessarily had a personal complaint about the amount of transparency,” Bernards said. “The whole situation around coronavirus is pretty fast-developing, and they’re also dealing with an administration and national response that’s then overly slow.” “I was a little bit concerned about it at first because of the nature of the classes that I teach and where we were in terms of midterm assignments,” Bailey said. “They’re acting and directing classes. They have to be conducted in person.” Bernards said a longer period of virtual classes would not come as a surprise, citing the University of Washington’s Friday decision to move classes online for the remainder of the quarter.  The online class trial has proved more challenging for professors whose classes had scheduled midterms Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Some, like “Data Journalism,” have opted to postpone exams, while others have moved their assessments online.  Bernards said the Zoom trial raised questions about the possible implications of continuing online classes after spring break. He said he was unsure about how he would teach his general education seminar without being able to ensure a distraction-free environment. The University decided to move classes online for a three-day trial period Wednesday through Friday. The announcement follows a Feb. 28 email to faculty requesting that all schools design continuity plans to prepare for the possibility of a shutdown due to increased virus spread. “I would hope that the University would proceed cautiously in that area because …  especially in what I teach, we have advantages to being in person,” Bailey said. “But if, in their judgment, they felt that it was the safest thing for students, the faculty and the staff for the school to be shut down, that would be a judgment call on their part.” “I see it as a learning experience or something that I should be prepared to do and should try in the case that this goes forward,” Bernards said. “I don’t know what the likelihood is that classes will be moved online for the remainder of the Sspring … but I think we should be prepared.” Bernards said he was understanding of any delay in notice regarding the trial of remote classes, saying the spread of coronavirus was difficult to anticipate and the University was making changes as updates were released. “For my large lecture course, of course, there’s a final exam that’s on paper that I don’t want to just submit out to the world,” Bernards said. “I’m still deciding, ‘How would I approach those types of assignments that it’s critical where students are there in person, where it’s on paper?’” Bob Bailey, an adjunct lecturer in the School of Dramatic Arts, said the format of many SDA courses would make holding them online difficult. The school will allow performance-based classes to continue in person during the trial period, SDA Dean David Bridel told faculty after the University-wide virtual class announcement. “As a senior professor, I’m less agile with adopting new technologies, so privately I grumbled to myself, you know, and I’ve now spent some time and I’m getting up to speed with it,” Sotelo said. “But most importantly, I think it’s the right thing to do. It’s an important preventative public health measure.” Lectures and seminar courses will move online temporarily for three days this week as a test in preparation for the spread of coronavirus. (Daily Trojan file photo) Some professors expressed concerns about the feasibility of transitioning from in-person classes to online after USC announced it would test virtual software to hold lecture and seminar classes online this week amid concerns regarding coronavirus.  Brian Bernards, an associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature, said his classes, which include a general education lecture and a general education seminar, will be relatively easy to translate into online format. However, he has had to adapt his lesson plans to the virtual platform, and the guest speakers he had invited to lecture Thursday will have to deliver their talks through Zoom. “There’s going to be definitely a learning curve for many faculty who have not run classes in this way and weren’t expecting to develop curriculum that wasn’t necessarily developed with an online function in mind or a remote learning function in mind,” Bernards said. The University has emphasized that the move to virtual classes this week is a trial for a possible shutdown rather than a direct response to the virus.  Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, a sociology professor, said she had practiced adapting her classes to a different virtual classroom program and said that while teaching on Zoom would be a difficult transition, she believes the trial is an important step in preparing for the possible spread of the virus. The Los Angeles County Health Department confirmed its first coronavirus case acquired by community transition Monday, bringing the county’s coronavirus diagnosis count to 19. Universities along the West Coast, including Stanford University and the University of Washington, have moved classes online for the remainder of the quarter.last_img read more

Wisconsin soccer seeks 1st home win

first_imgMidfielder Nick Janus is part of a balanced Wisconsin attack that has seen 11 different players score 12 goals for the team this season.[/media-credit]Only one word can describe the UW men’s soccer team as it heads into its first game of the Big Ten season at the McClimon Complex Friday against Penn State: prepared.After what has already been a roller coaster of a season, the Badgers currently sit at 2-2-3 after nonconference play, and while they have already suffered some disappointing defeats, they have also triumphed in some impressive victories.Despite starting the season by allowing 10 goals in four games, UW has since righted the ship – it has only allowed one goal in three games since, including shutouts in their last two games – as they enter the grueling Big Ten season against a talented Nittany Lions team.“The whole team has bought into working hard, and keeping their shape and being a defensive unit,” head coach John Trask said. “That’s one thing about soccer, is that it doesn’t just fall on those four guys. … And all of it leads to just a better quality performance by our defense.”PSU, which is off to a fast 5-1-1 start, holds a special place in the minds of many of the Wisconsin players after a cruel 1-0 defeat to the Nittany Lions in the semifinal of the Big Ten Championship in 2011 ended their season.“We beat them at their place last year and then they knocked us out of the Big Ten Tournament in the semifinal,” Trask said. “There is history between the two clubs, there is history between the players and I think that sets up nicely for the fans. … It’s going to be a great way to start the season.”Penn State has been the epitome of defensive efficiency through the nonconference portion of the season. In seven games so far, PSU has only conceded goals in two games, which means the Nittany Lions have already earned five shutouts this season – enough to make any offense shudder at the prospect of having to try to break them down.Even with Penn State’s lockdown defensive record, UW’s players and coaches say their approach to Friday’s game doesn’t change one bit.“[Our approach] isn’t going to change at all,” junior midfielder Nick Janus said. “We are going to go out there and we are going to try and score, put one or two away and then try to hold them off.”But Wisconsin’s defense has been no slouch over its last few games either.In a failed early-season experiment that saw UW play with only three defenders at the back, the Badgers have since returned to a four-defender backline. Since the switch back, the Badgers have responded with the strong defensive showings that Wisconsin soccer fans have become accustomed to seeing during Trask’s three years with the program.Now that the defense is back on track, Trask believes it will make the whole team more dangerous going forward, both in this game and beyond.As the Badgers head into a competitive Big Ten season – a league that is characterized by its physical play and close games – the current run of good form couldn’t have come at a better time.“Now that we have found our right strategy, … I think we have figured out how we want to play for the rest of the season,” freshman goalkeeper Chase Rau said. “At this point, we all have a pretty mutual understanding of what needs to be done in the first 15 minutes, and then throughout the rest of the game, for us to be successful.”At home this season, Wisconsin has yet to win a game. In their home-opening games Sept. 7 and 9, the Badgers lost 3-1 to Florida International before earning a 1-1 draw against then-No. 13 Georgetown, respectively.This Friday’s game marks the annual “Pac the Mac” event, which also features the women’s soccer team against Michigan State, as well as the men’s game against PSU. Trask hopes a larger crowd will provide the extra motivation needed to get UW its first win at home this fall.“Any player in any sport wants to play in front of a big crowd,” Trask said. “We are realistic about what is a big crowd for us; over 1,000 people at McClimon is a great event. … It just sets us up for a great night of Big Ten soccer.”last_img read more