South Korea reports more recovered coronavirus patients testing positive again

first_imgOther experts said faulty tests may be playing a role, or remnants of the virus may still be in patients’ systems but not be infectious or of danger to the host or others.The 116 cases is more than double the 51 such cases South Korea reported a week earlier.South Korea plans to send 600,000 coronavirus testing kits to the United States on Tuesday in the first such shipment following a request from U.S. President Donald Trump, a Seoul official told Reuters on Monday.Government leaders, meanwhile, called on South Koreans to continue to follow guidelines and restrictions on social gatherings, but hinted that such measures could soon be eased. South Korea reported on Monday that at least 116 people initially cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again, although officials suggested they would soon look at easing strict recommendations aimed at preventing new outbreaks.South Korea reported only 25 new cases overall on Monday, but the rise in “reactivated” patients has raised concerns as the country seeks to stamp out infections.Officials are still investigating the cause of the apparent relapses. But Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), has said the virus may have been reactivated rather than the patients being re-infected. South Korea has called on residents to follow strict social distancing until at least April 19, but as cases have dropped and the weather has improved, a growing number of people have been flouting the guidelines.At a meeting on disaster management on Monday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the government would soon be looking to loosen the guidelines, which call for people to stay at home, avoid social gatherings of any type, and only go out for essential reasons.”Later this week, we plan to review our intensive social distancing campaign that we have carried out so far and discuss whether we will switch to routine safety measures” he said.Some local governments have imposed stricter measures, including closing bars and nightclubs, banning large demonstrations, and limiting church services.Chung cautioned that even when the restrictions are eased, the country will not return to life as before the outbreak.”We need a very cautious approach because any premature easing of social distancing could bring irreversible consequences, and have to ponder deeply about when and how we switch to the new system,” he said. center_img Topics :last_img read more

Epidemiologist Pandu Riono’s Twitter account hacked

first_imgThe Twitter account of Pandu Riono, an epidemiologist from the University of Indonesia (UI), was hijacked on Wednesday evening by unidentified hackers who posted several tweets.The handle, @drpriono, posted a picture of Pandu and a woman at 9:59 p.m., with that caption read: “After [spending a] holiday with [my] young mistress.”Five minutes later, the account posted another picture showing Pandu with the same woman accompanied by the caption: “My romantic night with her who will be my mistress.” The tweets were deleted on Thursday morning.Pandu confirmed to tempo.co on Thursday that his Twitter account had been hacked. The motive behind the breach is still unclear.Read also: Jokowi administration spends Rp 90.4 billion on ‘influencers’: ICWPandu is known for being a vocal critic of the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the hacking, he criticized the potential COVID-19 remedies developed by Airlangga University in cooperation with the Indonesian Army and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN).The university’s rector Muhammad Nasih touted the supposed remedies as the first COVID-19 cure in the world. He said three combinations of medications – lopinavir/ritonavir and azithromycin, lopinavir/ritonavir and doxycycline and hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin – had already undergone clinical trials.Pandu said the medications had not be registered for clinical trials under the World Health Organizations (WHO), which has cautioned against physicians and medical associations recommending or administering unproven treatments to COVID-19 patients.The UI epidemiologist added that the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) had the right to decline authorization for the use of the medications.“There should be clinical trials [to check] whether all processes have followed correct procedures,” Pandu said on Monday, as quoted by tempo.co.Read also: Government critic faces incitement charges after WhatsApp hackedThe BPOM said on Wednesday that additional trials needed to be conducted as it had found several critical findings that affected the tests’ validity.He also slammed the university for not reporting the research findings to the BPOM, but rather handing over the process to the BIN and the Army.Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati condemned the hacking and called on authorities to investigate the matter. “There should be an investigation into the case because it often happens to those who are critical against the government.” (trn)Topics :last_img read more

Private bushland oasis up for grabs in Wolffdene

first_imgThe home at 34 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene.THIS four-bedroom, lowset home with a wraparound veranda is on a terraced 5084 sqm block with natural bushland. John and Daryl Slinger bought 34 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene, in 2002 after falling in love with the property. “It was a nice, clean home with a beautiful bush setting and potential for what we wanted to do,” Mr Slinger said. “We had come from a townhouse and were looking to live on acreage. “We added a garage and put in a pergola next to the garage.” The dining room at 34 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene.There is combined lounge and family room at the front of the home and a colonial timber kitchen and dining room towards the back. The kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, a pantry, breakfast bar and a bush outlook. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master bedroom has veranda access, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with shower, vanity and toilet. The three other bedrooms have built-in robes and one, which has been used as a study, has a built-in desk and display cabinet. The federation-style bathroom has a shower, corner spa bath and separate toilet. The backyard at 34 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene.The property also has a laundry with built-in cupboards.Outside there are established gardens and a vegetable patch, and concrete driveway.The double shed has roller doors, power and water and the adjacent covered area is a great space for entertaining or for the children to play. Mr Slinger said his favourite space on the property was the northerly side of the home, outside the kitchen. center_img The study at 34 Colwill Cres, Wolffdene.“It’s a lovely setting, especially in winter, where you can sit and listen to the birds,” he said. “The block is fully treed and very private.”The property is being marketed by Laurell Veivers, of Real Property Vibe, for $660,000.last_img read more

Fondo Priamo tenders Italian private debt mandate in alternatives push

first_imgFondo Priamo, Italy’s second-pillar pension fund for public transport sector employees, is tendering an Italian private debt mandate.Priamo, which managed €1.2bn at the end of last year, intends to implement the allocation to private debt through a fund-of-funds structure.The size of the mandate will be €15m, around 1.2% of total assets.Managers have until 3 February to provide the required documentation.  Throughout the manager search, Priamo is being assisted by Link Institutional Advisory, a consultant based in Lugano, Switzerland.If the allocation is successful, the fund will be among the first second-pillar trade union-backed pension funds in Italy to invest in private debt.Osvaldo Marinig, chairman at Priamo, told IPE the fund-of-fund structure was chosen to ensure appropriate diversification.He said implementing the allocation through a fund-of-funds structure would be a challenge, given the lack of similar investment by Italian schemes.The project will require intense dialogue with the pension regulator, COVIP, Marinig added.The fund is planning to add private debt to its evolving alternative assets portfolio, following a review of the strategic asset allocation that took place at the end of 2015.As part of the review, Priamo increased the strategic allocation target for alternatives from 5% to 7%.Marinig said the fund was evaluating other asset classes for the rest of the alternatives portfolio.Marinig explained that private debt was preferred to real estate, for reasons including the timing of the investment.The fund had foreseen an allocation to real estate around two years ago but never implemented the strategy.But Maring said the time to invest in real estate was now less than ideal.Other incentives for the investment were the potential risk-adjusted returns and cashflow profile of investments.During 2015, the fund moved from a benchmark approach to an absolute return one.Among the reasons for this change were fluctuating membership figures.Marinig noted the fund was maturing more quickly than others, with the members’ age profile getting older.However, 2016 will see a review of collective public transport sector agreements, and a wave of redundancies is expected.At the same time, Marinig expects the fund will receive a significant influx of members, as the sector’s trade unions agree to a form of automatic enrolment as part of the new contractual agreements.The model – whereby employees are automatically enrolled in the fund with a minimum employer contribution but no obligation to contribute themselves – has already been adopted by Prevedi, Italy’s construction sector scheme.As a result of the likely introduction of automatic enrolment at Priamo, Marinig foresees that membership could double, although assets will grow much more slowly.For more on Fondo Pensione Priamo’s investment strategy, see IPE’s recent interview with chairman Osvaldo Mariniglast_img read more

Part of Unpaid Tug Crew to Return Home from Durban

first_imgEight out of eleven seafarers, who were left in limbo in the port of Durban, South Africa after their ship was detained, are about to be repatriated.The 11 crewmembers from the tug/supply ship PSD2, detained following non-payment of wages, had not been paid for up to 15 months, according to the Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).The charity found out that the crew “were owed nine months’ wages; one hadn’t been paid for 15 months. Apparently the company kept delaying payment, promising to pay ‘next week’ but never doing so,”  Fr Herman Giraldo, AoS Durban port chaplain, said.“Arrangements are being made for the vessel to be sold and the men are expected to get paid when this happens. The remaining crew (the master and two engineers) on board are not allowed to leave the port,” Giraldo added.The seafarers aboard the Tanzanian-flagged vessel were also in need of food and fresh water, while two crew needed medical attention. The ship, which arrived in Durban on December 10 from Mozambique, also had pest problems.AoS was able to secure an emergency grant of GBP 1,000 from the Guild of Benevolence of the IMarEST (The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) for medical bills, food and sanitation.last_img read more

‘STAY RESOLUTE VS LAWLESSNESS’: PNP Chief Gamboa wants intensified, focused offensive against Reds

first_img“Talagaang police ay nag aalay ng kanilangbuhay para ma-attain natin angmission natin na mapaya na bansa,”said Gamboa. Prior to his Reconnaissance Companyassignment, Espanto served as police chief of San Remigio, Antique. ILOILO City – The Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) is raring to launch intensified and focused operationsagainst the New People’s Army (NPA). The country’s top cop personally bestowedposthumous medal to slain cop. He also gave financial support to Espanto’sfamily through his wife Patrolman Ivy Rose who is assigned in Negros OccidentalPolice Office. Gamboa directed PRO-6 director, PoliceBrigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, to promote Espanto’s wife from Patrolman toPolice Corporal because when she applied for a promotion she was pregnant fortheir first child. The encounter happened at around 5:45p.m. on Some 20 policemen were attacked while on their way back to the townproper on foot after three days of anti-insurgency offensive operations. On Wednesday, NPA rebels and troops ofthe PRO-6 Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 – Reconnaissance Company clashed inthe remote barangay of Aglobong. He said that Espanto was the 58thcasualty who fought against terrorist and illegal drugs since last year. Gamboa encouraged all police personnel stayresolute in the battle against lawlessness and terrorism and make Espanto’sdeath as inspiration as he offered his life for to the country to attain peace.  Delima said there had been frequentsightings of rebels in Barangay Aglobong which is geographically near BarangayAtimonan, Janiuay, an identified NPA-influenced area./PNcenter_img Gamboa was in this city yesterday tovisit Espanto’s wake in the chapel of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). The encounter lasted for some 30minutes, according to Police Captain Dadjie Delima, Janiuay police chief. Hewas unsure of the number of rebels. Espanto, a graduate of the PhilippineNational Police Academy, Batch 2015, died in the encounter site but his bodywas still taken to the Federico Roman Tirador Sr. Memorial District Hospital inJaniuay. He sustained a fatal gunshot wound on the right eye. Delima said the NPA rebels belonged tothe Jose Percival Estocada Command. He did not discount the possibility thatEspanto’s troops may have wounded or even killed some rebels, too, citingtrails of blood along the withdrawal path of the insurgents. No less than, PNP chief himself, PoliceGeneral Archie Gamboa, gave the order following an encounter between governmentforces and communist rebels in Barangay Aglobong, Janiuay, Iloilo, tragicallyending the life of Police Captain Efren Espanto Jr. Espanto was the lone police casualty. The PRO-6 deployed more troops toJaniuay following the encounter to run after the rebels. The Reconnaissance Company team leader,29-year-old Espanto of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, died.last_img read more

Doughty Don sparkles in Topaz

first_img Winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Hurdle at last season’s Cheltenham Festival, the Gigginstown-owned five-year-old made a successful start to his chasing career at Gowran Park and was the 9-4 favourite stepped up to Grade One level over fences. Willie Mullins’ charge moved to the front in the straight after having jumped soundly from the outset, but he was tracked by the Noel Meade-trained Apache Stronghold. Apache Stronghold looked set to prevail after hitting the front after the final fence, but it turned into a real war of attrition on the run to the line and it was Don Poli who saw out the punishing three miles best to prevail. Mullins said: “The penny is dropping all the time. He’s a lovely horse with lots of ability. “I had nominated the four-mile chase (at Cheltenham) as his long-term objective but Mr O’Leary (Michael, owner) has so many horses, he might have other horses for the RSA and maybe this fellow is an RSA horse. “I don’t know, but certainly four miles will be no problem to him. “I’ve been saying all week it was probably the best Topaz Chase that’s ever been run here. “He is improving all the time and he could be anything – he could be a Gold Cup horse.” Press Associationcenter_img Don Poli dug deep for Bryan Cooper to claim top honours in the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown. last_img read more

Manchester City v Liverpool player ratings

first_imgManchester City MARTIN DEMICHELIS: Bamboozled by the movement of Liverpool’s Brazilian duo, failed to provide leadership in the absence of injured captain Vincent Kompany. 5 ELIAQUIM MANGALA: Without an out-and-out striker to mark looked a little lost. 5 ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV: Provided some width on the left, but not nearly enough penetration when City were dominating. 5 YAYA TOURE: Despite City’s first-half dominance of possession failed to impose himself on the game. 5 FERNANDO: Given the run-around by a more mobile and aggressive opposition midfield unit. 5 JESUS NAVAS: Ineffective out wide, never provided enough service for Aguero. 4 KEVIN DE BRUYNE: Flitted in and out of the game, but never reached the levels previously seen or expected of him. 6 RAHEEM STERLING: Began brightly but faded quickly. Missing a sitter late on against his former club capped his miserable evening. 5 JOE HART: Left exposed for Liverpool’s goals, but still made some important saves. 7 (out of 10) BACARY SAGNA: Never got to grips with Philippe Coutinho until it was too late. 5 SERGIO AGUERO: Usually struggles coming back from injury, but produced a world-class finish to give his side some hope when there appeared to be none. 6 Substitutes FABIAN DELPH (on for Navas, 46): Sent on to drastically change things and injected some dynamism into midfield, but it was too late. 6 FERNANDINHO (on for Toure, 46): Tried to gain control of midfield, but the game had already gone. 6 KELECHI IHEANACHO (on for Aguero, 66): Asking a lot of the youngster to have an impact after his more illustrious team-mates failed. 6 Liverpool SIMON MIGNOLET: Could do little about the goal he conceded, pulled off a couple of important saves and, more importantly, gave off an air of confidence. 7 NATHANIEL CLYNE: Another solid display by the England right-back, who defends and attacks in almost equal measure. 7 MARTIN SKRTEL: Dominant display by the Slovakian at the heart of defence, which was just what Liverpool needed. Rarely troubled and scored a brilliant volley. 8 DEJAN LOVREN: Back in the side because of injury to Mamadou Sakho and showed signs of rustiness and had the odd shaky moment, but a decent performance. 7 ALBERTO MORENO: Charged forward at every opportunity on the counter-attack and provides an important outlet down the left. 6 JAMES MILNER: Worked hard to stifle his former team-mates and support the attacks when they broke forward. 6 LUCAS LEIVA: Held things together in front of the back four doing his usual bits-and-pieces job. 7 EMRE CAN: Put himself about and formed a cohesive unit with his fellow midfielders. 6 PHILIPPE COUTINHO: First-half inter-play with Roberto Firmino was the best seen by a Liverpool for some time. Great finish for his goal. 8 ADAM LALLANA: Understated but decent performance by a player who continues to knit things together in and around the penalty area. 7 ROBERTO FIRMINO: Best game by far for the Brazilian, who was instrumental in the first half. Scored one, made two and could have added a couple more. 8 Substitutes KOLO TOURE (on for Lallana, 90): Just sent on to shore things up when it was not really needed. 5 CHRISTIAN BENTEKE (on for Firmino, 77): Gave City’s defence something else to think about and had a hand in the fourth goal. 5 JORDON IBE (on for Coutinho, 69): Injected some more pace down the left and had City back-pedalling with his directness. 6 Press Associationlast_img read more

Powers Ks 13 in Win

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) admin This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest Posts DEER ISLE — Senior righthander Eben Powers allowed just two hits and struck out 13 in pitching the Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Lee Academy Pandas on Friday.Powers and Jon Lymburner had solo home runs, Joe Condon tripled and singled and Jake Starkey had a pair of singles for the Mariners. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015last_img

Cricket News Wahab Riaz reportedly set to announce retirement from Tests

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mohammad Amir retired from Tests at the age of 27.Wahab Riaz is currently playing in the Canada Global T20 League.Wahab last played a Test against Australia in 2018 in Dubai. New Delhi: Mohammad Amir’s shock retirement from Tests at the age of 27 has reportedly shocked the Pakistan Cricket Board and many former players and analysts. Now, on the heels of Amir’s retirement, there are reports emerging that Wahab Riaz has announced his retirement from Test cricket. According to a report in a Pakistan website, Wahab has informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani about his decision and will make a formal announcement after coming back to Pakistan as he is currently participating in a T20 league in Canada. Currently, Wahab is playing for the Brampton Wolves in the Twenty20 tournament there. Wahab has taken 83 wickets in 27 Tests and his last Test was against Australia in 2018 in Dubai. Recently, Wahab was not picked in the tour to Ireland and England before the World Cup and there were questions about his future. Pakistan cricket coach Mickey Arthur had said in an interview to ESPNCricinfo that Wahab had not won Pakistan a game for two years. “I expect players that have been around for a long time to be winning us games and setting standards. Otherwise, we will invest in younger players who have long futures,” Arthur said. However, Wahab was included in the Pakistan side for the ICC Cricket World Cup and he impressed with his reverse swing, taking 11 wickets in eight games. Following Amir’s retirement and the disappointing World Cup campaign, Pakistan cricket made massive changes. On the directives of former Pakistan skipper and current Prime Minister Imran Khan, the PCB has decided to revamp its domestic structure with first-class competition now being limited to just six provincial teams while 16 regional teams will compete in division two (three-day) tournament besides the national one-day cup and T20 competitions. It has also made it mandatory for players to appear in domestic matches to qualify for the Pakistan team.mir was involved in a fresh controversy recently and it involved social media. On Twitter, veteran Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq had said he did not understand the big deal been made about Amir applying for a British passport as he is entitled to do so. However, one user said ‘(Amir) should leave the terrorist country’. Amir, who has been retweeting about cricketers talking about their times with him, apparently liked the tweet which created a major storm about Amir wanting to apply for British citizenship. However, Amir clarified when he said, “No sir by mistake I liked that tweet I was trying to like other tweet AND PROUD TO BE A PAKISTANI.center_img highlightslast_img read more