Bogor regency faces backlog of 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples

first_imgThe number of daily new cases in Bogor regency increased sharply in early October, with a record number of additional cases ranging from 20 to 60 people a day.Read also: Government to periodically evaluate COVID-19 swab test price capAde expressed concern that the delay in PCR testing would increase the spread of COVID-19 in districts categorized as “red zones”. “There is a delay in information about whether the residents are confirmed to be positive or not,” he said.According to Ade, the regency has conducted PCR tests on 21,986 samples during the pandemic, far from the target of 60,000 samples, or 1 percent of the population of nearly 6 million people in Bogor regency.Ade said the regency was currently testing 200 samples a day, below the target of 300 to 400 samples a day.Bogor regency has six PCR testing machines, but four are reportedly unusable.The working PCR machines are located in public hospitals in Ciawi, Cibinong, Cileungsi and Leuwiliang. Meanwhile, the other two units are in the Cibinong Labkesda and a mobile Biosafety Level-2 laboratory. (syk)Topics : Some 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples have piled up at the regional health laboratory (Labkesda) in Bogor regency, West Java, as the number of cases in the regency continues to increase.Bogor Regent Ade Yasin said the samples had begun piling up toward the end of September because of the laboratory’s limited polymerase chain reaction (PCR) examination tools, urging the Bogor Health Agency to accelerate its handling of the samples.“The health agency must explain how many PCR kits are available now and immediately activate the Labkesda,” said Ade in a performance evaluation letter on Wednesday, as quoted by read more

$60M Horizon estate in South Ripley predicted to sell out quickly

first_imgThe $1.2 billion Providence project has just released a new $60 million estate called Horizon which will have 280 lots in the estate in South Ripley.WITH continued strong demand for affordable land in the booming Ripley Valley, this developer is expecting its new $60 million estate to be sold out within 12 months.AMEX Corporation is developing Horizons, the latest precinct in their $1.2 billion Providence project in South Ripley.The first release, called Parque, will have 43 lots ranging in size from 294sq m to 540sq m starting at $175,200.Providence project director Michael Khan said Horizon would be the most eastern precinct to date within Providence, and provided an opportunity for buyers to purchase rare elevated blocks, close to the planned town centre and future district park.“With stunning panoramic views to the east, Horizon will be the first lots available in the community that get to enjoy stunning sun rises over the mountains,” he said.Providence in South Ripley. Picture: Jack TranWith the full Horizon estate of 280 lots expected to be sold out within a year, the estate is set to offer a wide variety of allotment sizes, elevations and views with a north easterly aspects.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMr Khan said the Parque release featured frontages ranging from 10.5m to 18m wide, including large corner blocks and family-sized villa lots that are well elevated to take advantage of the views.“With over 75 per cent of new buyers being owner occupiers, people are turning their attention to Providence to capitalise on its price growth and strong community focus,” he said.“The strong sales activity at Providence is a real-world example of growing demand for a well-designed residential community.”Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley growth corridor where $4.4 billion worth of residential projects are currently underway.Providence in South Ripley.Oliver Hume Queensland joint managing director Brinton Keath said the Ripley Valley remained one of Queensland’s hottest property markets due to its proximity to job hubs at Ipswich, Amberley and Springfield.“The Centenary Highway residential corridor will be become the epicentre for residential housing growth in Queensland over the next decade with hundreds of people moving into the area every month,” Mr Keath said.“This trend will be the case for the next 20 years due to the number, scale and quality of the major projects that are now being developed along the Centenary ‘road to riches’ Highway.”Search for new House & Land packageslast_img read more

Antique power coop needs P17M to remove 200 electric posts

first_imgThe Antique Electric Cooperative needs P17 million to remove the posts affected by the road widening project. A total of 200 posts are set to be removed as these pose danger to commuters, especially at night. ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY He said the posts removal isexpensive, costing to around P30,000 to P40,000 each, serving as the mainlineof the electricity that ANTECO is distributing to its consumers. He added some of the 80 posts removedwere from Barangay Madrangca to Barangay San Fernando in San Jose deBuenavista.  He added the affected posts will beremoved within this year or early next year. SAN JOSE, Antique – The AntiqueElectric Cooperative (ANTECO) needs P17 million to remove 200 electric postsaffected by the road widening project from Barangay Atabay here to BarangayCubay in Sibalom, Antique.    “ANTECO has removed 80 posts fromBarangay Bantayan to Barangay San Pedro in San Jose town toward Barangay Cubay,Sibalom but those were the ones that had been prioritized because of the dangerthese pose to commuters,” Veñegas said. “Once we remove the pole we have tohave it replaced by a new one outside of the DPWH road right of way,” Veñegasadded.  Neal Peter Veñegas, manager of theANTECO technical services division, on Dec. 19 said they have submitted afinancial request for P17 million, citing the Joint Circular 1, Series 2017 ofthe Department of Energy and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)to compensate for the expense of the removal of the posts.  The new pole to be used is 35 feethigh Yellow Pine that is sturdy and could last for around 15 to 20 years.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Robert F. Grieshop

first_img“I’ve lived a good life and have been a very fortunate man” were words spoken by Robert (Bob) Grieshop who passed away on May 2, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus in Batesville at the age of 83. Born in Batesville on February, 27, 1934, he was the son of Walter and Eleanor (Nee: Druhman) Grieshop.  He married Joan Duvelius on October 11, 1958.  The couple have three children; Janet (Roger) Kirschner, Mark (Deb) Grieshop, Beth (Ron) Bulach, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Bob will be remembered for his kindness, honesty and integrity.  He taught his family to treat people with kindness, help those in need, and always do the right thing.Bob was a loyal person, having worked as a toolmaker for Hill-Rom for over forty years. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956.  Bob always had his priorities in check, putting family first.  He enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting and school events, and never missed a family milestone.  In recent years his love and loyalty was shown as the devoted caregiver to his wife Joanie.Bob was a generous yet frugal man; giving selflessly to church, charities, and family.   Yet, if he could salvage something using duct tape, he would.  If a vacuum cleaner or small appliance was broken he would try to “fix” it.  Consequently, there is quite a collection of broken down appliances lying around the house.Bob loved the outdoors and had many hobbies over the years including hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening. He was a talented woodworker, making furniture for the family home. He bowled on a league for over 20 years. After retirement he spent countless hours enjoying the family farm.  No one is quite sure what went on out there, but it made him happy and that’s all that mattered.He and Joanie enjoyed many vacations over the years.  They crisscrossed the US and Canada on bus trips, took countless trips to Gatlinburg and took a family trip to San Francisco just last year.Bob was a devout member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus and the Batesville American Legion.  He is survived by his wife and children.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by grandchild Taylor Grieshop, brothers John, Tom, Carl and Don Grieshop and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.The family invites you to pay tribute to a life well lived by attending the visitation on Sunday, May 7 from 1 -4 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 12:45 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on May 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Oldenburg Academy Capital Improvement Fund or XI Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.last_img read more

Holcomb signs bills to help crime fighters

first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. — Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a pair of measures that law enforcement officials believe will enhance their ability to build cases against criminals.SEA 322 requires people arrested for felonies to provide a DNA sample. DNA evidence has proven to be reliable and effective in prosecuting crimes.Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer says, “Taking DNA samples of convicted felons has proved effective in solving crime and making our Indiana communities safer as a result.  Indiana implemented this measure almost 11 years ago.  It was the right thing to do then and the right thing to do now is the passage of this legislation that authorizes law enforcement to take a DNA sample from a felony offender at the time of his arrest.  This tool has already proven itself to be effective in solving crime in this state.”HEA 1406 is a new law that allows police and prosecutors to aggregate heroin purchases over a 90-day period to reach a total certain weight. The new procedure will allow prosecutors to seek longer sentences. The bill also makes dealing heroin a non-suspend able Level 2 or 3 felonies. Additionally, the law makes theft of a controlled substance from a pharmacist while on duty a level 4 felony.last_img read more

Arsenal chief Edu confirms squad clearout plans

first_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime read also:Arsenal launch investigation into Pepe £72m deal after overpaying player “It will take time but with Willian, we’ve started a big process. We’ve identified the needs in the squad and he’s the one to start to rebalance the squad as we want to. “I am really excited and really happy to have a player like Willian because I’m convinced he’ll be the one to impact the team straight away.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Arsenal chief, Edu has revealed they’re working on a major squad clearout. Edu is aware of the challenge ahead and expects to make sales this summer too, with Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Calum Chambers and Matteo Guendouzi all available. Edu said: “To balance the squad properly, we need to sell players, to buy players and that takes time, not just day and night.Advertisementlast_img read more

Irish pair take lead

first_imgIreland’s Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern mastered the blustery conditions in Weymouth to move into pole position in the 49er category at the Sail for Gold Regatta. McGovern, who is competing for the first time since representing Ireland at the London 2012 Olympics, added: “We were disappointed with our results yesterday as we’ve taken time off since the Games so were a little rusty getting back into the boat, but today our boat handling was good and were happy with our results.” Meanwhile, Charlotte Dobson and Nicola Groves took control in the 49erFX class with Kate Macgregor and Sophie Ainsworth second and France Peters and Mary Rook rounding off the British dominance in third. Nick Dempsey, competing in the RS X windsurfing 9.5 class, added three race wins and a second place to his scorecard. The two-time world champion is second behind fellow Briton Elliot Carney overall. In the RS:X 8.5 class, runaway leader Bryony Shaw added a further two race wins to her scorecard as did Robert York, with Izzy Hamilton remaining in third after another consistent day out on the water. Andrew Mills moved to the top of the leaderboard in the heavyweight Finn class while New Zealand’s Sam Meech extended his lead in the Laser category. Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond continued their good form in the Nacra 17 competition to stay ahead of Lucy Macgregor and Tom Phipps, with 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist Pippa Wilson and her crew John Gimson in third. China’s Lijia Xu and Dongshuang Zhang remain first and second respectively in the Laser Radial race despite black flags in their second outing, with Britain’s Chloe Martin placed third. Finally, Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe are neck and neck in the 2.4mR Paralympic class at the halfway stage while John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas continued their superb run of form in the Paralympic Sonar class, with three more race wins extending their lead to five points. Press Associationcenter_img Seaton and McGovern claimed four top-three finishes to move from sixth place to first, overtaking British duo John Pink and Simon Wheeler, to take a six-point lead with four fleet races and three double pointer medal races to go. Seaton said: “The first race today was all about the boat handling and getting around the course nice and tidy, with the next three races all about getting the good starts and going fast which seemed to work out well for us.” last_img read more

Ruthless City punish Hammers

first_img Then City started to take a grip of the game. Reid put in a crucial tackle to deny Aguero but the New Zealand defender switched off moments later and City’s Argentina striker took full advantage. Fernandinho played a long ball along the floor from the halfway line towards Negredo. Reid and Tomkins expected the Spaniard to collect the ball, but he sold them a dummy, leaving the ball completely. Aguero was in behind the two defenders in a flash and he slotted the ball calmly past Jussi Jaaskelainen. Aguero could have made it 2-0 two minutes later, but he volleyed straight at the West Ham goalkeeper while free inside the box. City were playing some delightful football. Silva was given way too much time on the ball and he kept looking to unlock the home defence with a series of superb incisive passes. Aguero was looking unstoppable. The striker slalomed his way through the West Ham back line and drew another save from Jaaskelainen. The home crowd groaned as Ravel Morrison attempted a spectacular turn which backfired. Silva then entered the book with a dangerous late tackle on Rat. Michael Oliver cautioned Kevin Nolan for a much less harmful challenge. West Ham were barely creating anything going forward. Vaz Te headed weakly into Hart’s arms just before half-time. City flew up the other end and would have doubled their lead had Jaaskelainen not pulled off a top save to deny Yaya Toure. What Allardyce said to his team at half-time had little effect as the Hammers fell 2-0 down after another piece of shambolic defending. This time Vaz Te was the offender. The Portuguese player gave Aguero two yards of free space in the box and the striker capitalised by nodding Silva’s cross past Jaaskelainen. Allardyce shook his head and buried it in his hands, but Vaz Te put himself back in favour by putting the Hammers back into the game. Rat’s cross made its way to the back post where Vaz Te, with his back to goal, leapt up and acrobatically beat Hart from eight yards. The goal lifted the home side, but City went back on the attack with Negredo, who struck the bar on a breakneck counter. Allardyce made two changes, with Matt Jarvis and Joey O’ Brien coming on for Guy Demel, who had picked up an injury, and Vaz Te. West Ham were vulnerable at the back as they pushed for an equaliser and City capitalised. With 10 minutes left, the visitors went on a lightning counter-attack. Toure played in Aguero, who backheeled to Silva and he curled the ball home after giving Reid the slip. The fans who hailed Allardyce at kick-off flooded out of Upton Park, and City relaxed, knowing full well the three points were in the bag. Press Association The Chilean manager could be happy with his City team’s performance. Silva, Aguero and Alvaro Negredo were all outstanding, but their task was made much easier thanks to the Hammers’ poor defensive showing. Allardyce, who turned 59 on Saturday, had prided himself on the fact that West Ham had only conceded five goals in their first seven games, but on this occasion they were poor at the back. Silva was afforded way too much space every time he collected the ball while Reid and Tomkins were easily outdone for pace by the excellent Aguero. Pellegrini admitted City’s away form was a concern before kick-off. Their performance in east London was not on a par with their rip-roaring display against Newcastle, but it would be foolish to write off their title hopes, especially when their neighbours, Manchester United, have endured such a difficult start to the season. Hopes were high among the home fans at kick-off. With the 3-0 win at Tottenham still fresh in their minds, rarely-heard chants of “Sam Allardyce’s barmy army” rang out around Upton Park. West Ham started with the same purpose and drive they displayed at White Hart Lane two weeks previously. Mohamed Diame picked the ball up from Razvan Rat before cutting inside and hitting a swirling shot that flew inches wide of Joe Hart’s goal. Hart gave the Hammers fans further reason for optimism when he mis-hit a clearance, but the home side failed to take advantage. Sam Allardyce had a birthday to forget as his West Ham side put on a defensive horror show to gift Manchester City their first away win of the season. A complete breakdown in communication between James Tomkins and Winston Reid allowed Sergio Aguero to put City ahead, and slack marking from Ricardo Vaz Te later allowed the Argentinian to head home his seventh of the season. Vaz Te made amends slightly by scoring with an acrobatic overhead kick, but David Silva scored 10 minutes from time to give Manuel Pellegrini’s men a 3-1 win. last_img read more

Benitez dismisses City link

first_imgNapoli coach Rafa Benitez on Wednesday quashed speculation that he is to return to the Premier League to coach Manchester City. The former Liverpool and Chelsea manager has yet to sign a contract extension with Napoli, with his current deal ending this summer. It has been rumoured Benitez could replace Manuel Pellegrini at the helm of City at the end of the campaign. However, Benitez said to the Italian press: “I have not had contacts with City, unlike what I’ve read in England. “I have spoken to the (Napoli) president via messages b ut we have not been able to meet due to our busy playing schedule in order to evaluate the business plan. “Now our focus is on matters on the pitch.” Benitez joined Napoli in the summer of 2013 and led the Naples outfit to the Coppa Italia title and third place in Serie A in his first season in charge. Napoli are fourth in the league this term and are firmly on course to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Italians host Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in Thursday’s quarter-final return leg holding a 4-1 advantage from last week’s opening leg in Germany. “We can fight until the end for all of our aims,” Benitez said. “We can still qualify for the Champions league, whether it is by winning the Europa League or by finishing in the top three of Serie A. “We all know how crucial qualification for the Champions League would be in terms of future investments.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea can finish in top four

first_img “In the first half he missed two chances. The second one, in the last minute, is really a big one. So it was important for him. Important for us, the result and the goal, but I think also for him. “He’s working well, he’s a happy guy, he tries everything. He’s positive, so if I had to choose somebody to score the winning goal, I would go exactly with him.” Costa’s fluency was not what it should be, says Mourinho, who had to remind his striker to return to position quickly moments prior to the goal. “When you lose confidence, you lose this fluent game. Yes, he can do much better, but again, yes, one goal is very important,” Mourinho added. “I was telling him that he was being caught offside a couple of times, also in the first half, because he was late to recover position. “When the team tries to reach that, he needs to be in a position to attack that, not in an offside position. “The goal was a little bit like that, because he was in a position that he could attack space and not in a space offside.” Hazard also showed glimpses of a return to form. “Every top player that is not performing well they feel it probably more than the others that are not so good,” Mourinho said. “Eden created chances for us, which is important and I think also for his confidence.” Mourinho felt Chelsea should have been well clear in the closing stages but was relieved they claimed just a third clean sheet of the season. “We should score three, four, five goals, and we didn’t,” he said. “You get a little bit disappointed with the way things go. After the goal you had (Kurt) Zouma hit the post. If he doesn’t touch the ball it’s a goal. “Then in the last four minutes you are there and you think maybe we score in our own goal in the last minute.” Norwich boss Alex Neil pondered what might have been, too, after feeling aggrieved not to be awarded a penalty when Willian clumsily challenged Robbie Brady. Neil said: “I generally don’t say anything about referees because they have a hard enough job but it is getting extremely frustrating. “When you are one of the smaller clubs it becomes extremely difficult to accept because those minor decisions mean a great deal to us as we might not have five or six opportunities to score. “So when you do feel you deserve a penalty you would like it to be awarded. That is where the frustration lies.” Neil felt his side were culpable in Costa’s winner. “That little lapse in concentration ultimately cost us the match,” he said. Mourinho conceded the champions’ title defence was over after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Norwich on Saturday, just a fourth win from 13 games this season, but reckons Champions League qualification is achievable. “It’s a bit of a relief,” said Mourinho, after Costa’s first goal since the win over Aston Villa ended a three-match losing streak. Jose Mourinho maintains Chelsea can finish in the Barclays Premier League top four after admitting Diego Costa’s scoreless streak had weighed heavily on the striker. Press Association “The pressure was there – I was feeling, the players were feeling too. “We coped well with that and we got a result which obviously we needed very, very much. “Fourth position for me is not an impossible mission. If you ask me the title I would say impossible mission. “Maybe Tom Cruise can do it (but) it’s complicated because you have to recover points from four candidates. “But to grab one of the (teams) that go up and will also have a little bit of a collapse… the fourth position is a difficult position but a possible target.” Costa admitted earlier this season to reporting for pre-season overweight and the striker, prolific last term in Chelsea’s title triumph, had scored just three times prior to the international break. The Brazil-born Spain striker had spurned two good opportunities and been absent when Eden Hazard fashioned two more before pouncing following Cesc Fabregas’ quick free-kick. Mourinho added: “You don’t score goals, you get heavier. Every game that you don’t score goals, you get 5kg more. You get heavy and the pressure is there. last_img read more