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COVID-19 volunteers urge govt to release data as suspected virus deaths exceed 3,000

first_imgAs of Wednesday, KawalCovid-19 had recorded a total of 3,180 deaths of patients suspected to have COVID-19, consisting of 3,091 patients under surveillance (PDP) and 90 people under monitoring (ODP), from the COVID-19 websites of a limited number of the 34 country’s provinces.Tabulasi COVID-19 di Indonesia per 13 Mei 2020. pic.twitter.com/Bvnsn9czo8— KawalCOVID19 (@KawalCOVID19) May 14, 2020The actual number is likely to be much higher, as many provinces have chosen not to report PDP or ODP deaths, including hard-hit areas such as West Java, Bali and South Sumatra. The provinces that reported the ODP or PDP deaths also do not necessarily have complete data on deaths from the regency or municipality level.Only 60 of the PDPs who died tested negative for the virus after their deaths. Thousands of others either were not tested or have yet to receive their results.Elina said the country’s low testing rate undermined the government’s data accuracy. “A person should only be considered a suspected case for few days before their test results make clear whether they have the virus or not,” she said. “In Indonesia, suspected cases can wait for weeks to learn that, which also leads to late treatment.”LaporCOVID-19, a volunteer group that helps KawalCOVID-19 collect and verify data, reported that it had received 3,800 COVID-19-related complaints from the community, many of which said that late testing had led to unclear causes of death.The group’s co-founder, Irma Hidayana, also urged the government to release data on suspected COVID-19 deaths, saying that a more accurate mortality rate could lead to more reliable policies.“It appears that some regional administrations have moved faster than the central government in recording and releasing important data,” she said, adding that all provinces should be transparent with their data.The World Health Organization (WHO) broadened its definition of a COVID-19 death last month to include suspected deaths that had no alternative causes.“A COVID-19 death is a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19,” the WHO stated in its situation report on April 11.The Health Ministry has nevertheless continued to report only confirmed deaths, with the official death toll reaching 1,043 as of Thursday. The ministry does, however, report the nationwide total of suspected cases. There were 33,672 PDPs and 258,639 ODPs as of Thursday.The ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, declined to provide the nationwide number of suspected deaths when contacted by the Post on Thursday.“We have the data, but we are not going to announce it to the public willy-nilly. Regional task forces also have the data. If you want complete data, ask the regions,” he said.Editor’s note: The number of ODP and PDP cases have been revised and the article has been updated to clarify the sources for PDP and ODP deaths.Topics : Volunteers for crowdsourced database KawalCovid-19 have renewed their calls for the government to release all of its COVID-19 data as the number of suspected COVID-19 deaths recorded by provincial administrations in the country have exceeded 3,000, nearly three times the confirmed death toll reported by the national COVID-19 task force.KawalCovid-19 co-founder Elina Ciptadi said the availability of data on suspected deaths was important so that Indonesians would understand the severity of the outbreak in their respective territories and would be able to calculate risk appropriately.“We need to be aware of the magnitude of the spread of the virus to take necessary precautions. Right now, people only understand the scale [of the outbreak] after a friend or family member contracts the disease,” Elina told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.last_img read more

Honey Badger loses his original bachelor pad with sale of family home

first_imgNick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins may have to do home visits elsewhere after his childhood house in Brisbane sold this week.AUSSIE cult figure the Honey Badger — aka Nick Cummins — is keen as mustard to star as The Bachelor this season but he’ll have to rule out a home visit for his new love, a close source has told The Courier-Mail.Fans of the former Wallabies rugby superstar have been “as excited as a cut snake” over him following in the footsteps of fellow Queenslander and self-confessed bogan Sophie Monk to find love onscreen.But in a bittersweet twist, the Honey Badger’s original bachelor pad — an enormous mancave in Brisbane which failed to sell under the hammer two weeks ago — has found its own new love. The Honey Badger Nick Cummins is hoping to find love again after splitting with longtime partner artist Martine Thomassen, pictured here after five years of romance. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelicopter Pub Crawl. For Real. 00:44 The home he grew up in, which has its own fishing dam and giant mancave for boys’ toys, went under contract this week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThe fully-loaded property has been touted as a million-dollar proposition by industry experts.Real estate agent Barry Collins of Harcourts — Calamvale confirmed to The Courier-Mail that the property went under contract after negotiations post-auction.The Honey Badger has been single for over a year after splitting with longstanding partner Martine Thomassen whom he affectionately referred to as “the hugs and kisses” (slang for missus). FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX That would have made a great spot for a TV shoot.Lovers of the larrikin cult figure sparked a social media sensation over news that he’d soon be tearing it up onscreen, replacing his new mate MattyJ — who was the 2017 Bachelor. The pair ripped it up for Oakley on the ice-skating rink last month, in a video that may be a precursor of what fans can expect this season. The Honey Badger was a track, swimming and rugby star growing up in Logan in Brisbane’s south, spending his formative years on the acreage property that his father had bought for $80,000 a full 20 years ago. center_img The home has its own fishing dam rimmed by a deck and gazebo.The enormous six bedroom, three bathroom, nine car space home was built in 2000 and includes a 9.7m by 5m banquet hall, a “monstrous 9m by 4.4m” living room, concrete inground saltwater pool with a rotating umbrella, a spa, waterfall, gazebo, barbecue zone and fire pit. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Bare Gold Coast block sells in eye-watering $9.4 million deal

first_img The pair at 126 and 151 Commodore Drive fetched $9.4 million.Kollosche agents Ryan Ward, Josh Longhitano and Nick Lapenna inked the deal. “It didn’t really hit the market, we had a buyer in the wings chasing that style of block and as soon as we knew it was available we went out to our Kollosche database,” Mr Ward said. “It was a local buyer and they are interviewing architects at the moment. “They don’t know if they are going to build on the whole block or a portion of it.“They couldn’t find what they wanted in a home so decided to purchase the land and build.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago A vacant Paradise Waters block has sold in an eye-watering deal.A CASHED-up Gold Coaster has splashed more than $9 million on a bare block to build their dream home. The neighbouring pieces of land at 126 and 151 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, combine to offer a large 3369sq m waterfront parcel. The site sold for an eye-watering $9.4 million. MORE NEWS: Hinterland retreat comes with a 116m waterfallMORE NEWS: Late developer Con Nikiforides’ home sells for millions at auction The “extremely rare block” was offloaded by Chinese vendors who had to sell for financial reasons. “Their money has been held out of Australia by the government so they were put in a position where they had to sell,” Mr Ward said. “The bought the land, the laws changed and they couldn’t keep going.” Mr Ward said the deal set a record as the highest residential land sale this year. “There seems to be a bit of confidence in the market now since the election and smart money is sticking to property,” he said. CoreLogic records show the site last sold for $9.2 million in 2016.last_img read more

Giroud accepts rotation policy

first_img The France international returned to lead the Arsenal attack in the 1-1 draw against Everton on Sunday, having been rested for the midweek win over Hull, when Nicklas Bendtner scored his first goal for the club since March 2011. Giroud – who could have snatched all three points for the Barclays Premier League leaders against the Toffees when his 25-yard drive struck the woodwork in stoppage time – understands Arsenal will need all of their squad when called upon if they are to maintain their challenge for honours into 2014, which continues away to Napoli in the final of their Champions League group matches on Wednesday night. “It did feel strange (to be on the bench against Hull) and I was a bit frustrated because I really want to play every game,” Giroud said. “But the boss said he had reason to leave me on the bench because it is better to have a rest sometimes, but I am obviously just really happy that the team won the game.” Giroud added in the Arsenal matchday programme: “We need everyone playing well to achieve our objectives this season and it is a really good thing for Nicklas and for his confidence. “When we manage to play our game, it is always very difficult for the opponents because they have to defend deep and be compact.” Arsenal will certainly need to be at their best to return from Stadio San Paolo with a positive result against Rafael Benitez’s men, who need victory to maintain their own hopes of qualification. Nevertheless, the Gunners head to Italy three points clear at the top of Group F and so a draw would be good enough to secure first place and with it seeding for the knockout stage. Even defeat could also see Arsenal progress, depending on the final scoreline and also Borussia Dortmund’s result in Marseille. Wenger does not want his team to dwell on the frustrations of failing to hold out for victory over Everton, which would have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points. Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud accepts he will need a rest from time to time this season – even if he is not very good at watching from the bench. “We should not be disappointed too much because this team has great spirit and fights in every single game,” he said on Arsenal Player. The Gunners boss, though, insists focus must not be on anything other than the next challenge, which will see his side play six matches in some 21 days. Arsenal head to tackle Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime and then into a showdown with Chelsea on December 23 as the festive fixtures get into full swing – with the small matter of a north-London derby against Tottenham in the FA Cup third round on January 4 also on the horizon. However, Wenger stressed: “We have so many games coming up, that (Tottenham tie) does not concern me at the moment. “We will of course try to play well in the FA Cup and it is always a difficult game against Tottenham. “But at the moment, let’s just prepare for the Champions League.” Bacary Sagna continues to recover from a hamstring problem, so Carl Jenkinson looks set to deputise at right-back again in Naples. England forward Theo Walcott, meanwhile, is pressing for a place in the starting line-up having been used as an impact player from the bench after his return from minor abdominal surgery. Press Associationlast_img read more

SA, England players likely to leave IPL early

first_imgSOUTH African players are likely to leave IPL 2017 after May 7 while the England players are scheduled to depart the tournament in two batches – a few after May 1 and the rest after May 14.Making players available and ready for the bilateral series – South Africa’s tour of England begins in mid-May – and the Champions Trophy, which starts June 1 in England, is the chief reason why both boards want to pull out their players early.ESPNcricinfo understands that the IPL had informed the franchises about this in an email this week along with the final updated player roster for the auction on February 20.The franchises were also told that the BCCI is trying to discuss the issue with the Cricket South Africa to see if the South African players’ stay can be extended.It is not known whether either board will release players in the event their franchise makes it to the final on May 21.AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Faf du Plessis (Rising Pune Supergiants), JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock and Chris Morris (Delhi Daredevils), David Miller and Hashim Amla (Kings XI Punjab) have been retained by their respective franchises, along with England’s Jos Buttler (Mumbai Indians) and Sam Billings (Daredevils).A total of 351 players, including 122 capped internationals, will feature in the auction, which will be held in Bangalore on February 20. Although franchise officials had earlier indicated that this season’s auction could be a short event, with teams trying to plug a few gaps, the likely early departure of South Africa and England players could impact the teams’ auction strategies.Of the 13 South African players who have entered the auction, CSA is interested specifically in the release of Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius.Except for Ngidi, who is recovering from a hip injury, the other six players are part of the limited-overs squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand.An official privy to the discussions between the BCCI and CSA said that it was a one-off situation which could not be avoided.South Africa’s tour of England will begin with two practice matches followed by the three-ODI series scheduled between May 24 and 29.The three T20Is and the four Tests will be played after the Champions Trophy. The official said that CSA is keen on getting the best possible preparation for the Champions Trophy, given the team’s record in ICC tournaments, and had thus sought an early release of its main players from the IPL.As for the England players, a few may leave for the two ODIs against Ireland on May 5 and 7. An official with one of the franchises said that prominent players like Buttler and some of the players who have entered the auction, like Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes, could leave after May 14 to prepare for the ODIs against South Africa.Morgan, Stokes and fast bowler Chris Woakes are part of the list of marquee players who have listed the maximum base price of INR 2 crore (approx US $298 000) for the auction.The other England players in the auction are wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (INR 1.5 crore), opening batsmen Alex Hales and Jason Roy (INR 1 crore), and fast bowlers Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills (INR 50 lakh).last_img read more

Syracuse splits doubleheader as O’Hara homers twice, Cater turns in mixed performances in circle

first_imgSyracuse (9-12, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) split a doubleheader Wednesday, defeating Yale (0-3), 5-1, before losing 10-8 to Pennsylvania (5-4) a day after beating the Quakers. Jocelyn Cater struck out seven in her win over Yale before giving up five runs in a relief loss to Penn in Clearwater, Florida.The Orange got to Yale pitcher Lindsay Efflandt early while Cater held the Bulldogs at bay in the opener. Sydney O’Hara doubled to lead off the bottom half of the second inning before advancing to third on an error. Two batters later, left fielder Annie Toczynski singled to give SU a 1-0 lead. After setting down the first six batters, Cater allowed a walk to lead off the third before allowing the runner to score on a single three batters later. In the bottom of the inning, first baseman Corinne Ozanne doubled before O’Hara homered to take a 3-1 lead.Cater didn’t allow a run the rest of the game before Lindsay Taylor took over in the seventh. By then, the Orange had tallied two insurance runs on the strength of a Maddi Doane triple in the fourth. SU won, 5-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second game featured six pitchers and 18 total runs. SU kicked off the scoring in the top of the first with a three-run home run from O’Hara. Penn answered back in the bottom half with a three-run homer of its own.In the second, SU had four hits and two hit batters, leading to five runs and an 8-3 lead for O’Hara on the mound. The sophomore lasted through four innings, giving up two more runs, before Lindsey Larkin took over.Larkin pitched an inning before Cater replaced her. After facing 25 batters earlier in the day, Cater failed to record an out, giving up four runs and the lead before ceding the mound back to O’Hara. She allowed one run, credited to Cater, before getting the third out.SU was unable to score in the final stanza and fell 10-8. The Orange has five more games this weekend in Clearwater, Florida during the USF Michelle Smith Tournament, which starts Friday.Compiled by Jack Rose, staff writer, jlrose@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2015 at 9:59 pmlast_img read more

Unfulfilled expectations haunting USC

first_imgWith the final two home games of the year upon the USC men’s volleyball team this weekend, the Trojans find themselves in a spot that was unimaginable at the beginning of the season — seventh place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.“We definitely didn’t think we would be here,” said junior opposite hitter Murphy Troy. “But we still got a pretty good opportunity ahead of us with six games left.”Recovering · Junior opposite hitter Murphy Troy hopes to lead the No. 6 Trojans to victory in home matches against UC Irvine and UCLA. – Gage Allard | Daily Trojan But the Trojans (11-9, 8-8) are still ranked sixth in the nation and will play two of those six games during their last homestand this weekend.USC plays No. 11 UC Irvine (11-12, 6-10) in a rematch of the 2009 national championship game tonight and hosts No. 7 UCLA (14-9, 9-7) Saturday night in the home finale.The Trojans defeated UC Irvine 3-2 in their last meeting in January, but both programs are not the championship squads they were in a year ago.USC started the season 6-1 and No. 1 in the nation, but since then it has gone just 5-8 and slid down the national and conference rankings. Irvine also has been unable to put together a consistent run all year as well.“We were both the belle of the ball last year, and now we’re in rental tuxes,” USC coach Bill Ferguson said jokingly.Even though the Trojans made the 2009 championship match, they were in relatively the same position at this time last year. But the feeling around the team is a little different now.“This time last year we sort of felt like we had nothing to lose. We had never been there before,” Troy said. “This year, we had higher expectations for ourselves, and we’re not fulfilling them.”It’s been an up and down year for USC, with a lot more down than up recently. While the Trojans did defeat D-II Grand Canyon State last week, they are 1-3 in their last four games.Ferguson has pointed to a shortened fall practice schedule because of injuries and national team commitments that hurt the team, but with the playoffs three weeks away, he has used the last two weeks of nearly uninterrupted practice to get his team to a new height.“We’re at a whole different level than where we were three weeks ago,” Ferguson said. “Offensively, I think you’re going to see a whole different deal tomorrow night. We’ve been working on it big time, and these guys have improved a ton. I think it’ll be a little bit more exciting to watch us play volleyball.”USC has tried to fix the problem by shuffling players around in the hope that one lineup will click. Last year, USC used just six different starting lineups, and five starters from the opening match of the season started the NCAA championship game.This year, USC has already used seven different starting lineups, and four Trojans started in different positions for its match two games ago against BYU — than for its season opening match.“As a coach, you walk the fine line of sticking with something and having continuity versus if something is not working and you need to make a change,” Ferguson said. “You never want to make a change for the sake of making a change, but you always want to better your situation. We feel like we’re getting close to where we want to be, and we’ll keep trying whatever we need to until we get something that works.”last_img read more

USC women’s basketball takes on Washington schools at Galen Center

first_imgWith only four games left in conference play, the women’s basketball team looks to add two more victories in its last home games of the season. After last week’s upset over the previously No. 9 Oregon State, the Trojans are ready to head into this week and take on the challenge of Washington State on Friday at 6 p.m. and No. 9 Washington on Sunday at 3 p.m.“Getting a win over Oregon State was really big for us,” senior guard Courtney Jaco said. “Not only are they top 10 in the country, but they are tied for first in the conference, so that was a really big confidence booster for us. I think we are heading into this weekend with a lot of positive thoughts. We think we can compete with anybody with that win.”In addition to their confidence, USC will also have the home court advantage this time around. After losing to both Washington State and Washington on the road, they not only want to protect their home court, but also fix their mistakes from the last games and come away with two big wins. Home game or not, the games will be tough for the Trojans, but their focus and determination is the same it has been every game prior.“We think that we can beat Washington State,” Jaco said. “Playing them here should give us a little more confidence in front of our home crowd, our fans, our friends and family. I think our approach should be the same in that they are a good team, and we have to take it seriously and come out with our best effort.”Both teams are strong offensively, especially Washington, and have been putting up big final scores against their opponents. This not only calls on USC to have the defense to contain them, but also for their offense to be able to score and force the other teams to scramble to catch up. The Trojans are looking to shut down their opponents’ strongest areas, while playing their game to the best of their ability.“For Washington State, stopping their transition [is key],” Jaco said. “They really get out and run hard, so that definitely has to be a focus. For Washington, Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor are both two of the best players in the country right now. We have to find a way to limit them as much as we can and hopefully we get the score a little further down because they put it up.”Before the battle with Washington commences on Sunday, USC will be honoring its four seniors, three of whom ( Jaco, Alexis Lloyd and Jordan Adams) were on the Trojans’ first team to win a Pac-12 Championship in 2014. Besides Adams, who hopes she will be given another year of eligibility after being sidelined with a season-ending ACL injury in preseason, the other members of the team are looking forward to their future beyond USC “I haven’t really gotten too emotional about it yet, or tried not to at least,” Jaco said. “But these four years have quickly flown by. I am just excited and ready to celebrate it with my teammates and I think it will be a lot of fun.”last_img read more