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Outlook north-west: The Phoenix syndrome

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Recovered COVID-19 patient in Central Java urges people not to ‘mudik’

first_imgHe had suffered a fever while in Bali and decided to go back to his home in Surakarta. But when he arrived at the airport, he was immediately transferred to the hospital.“Thank God, now I’ve been declared negative I was so exhausted but the doctors and nurses always supported me and did their best, it gave me the motivation to get better,” he said.He further expressed his hope that the pandemic would be over soon and that people would not discriminate against former patients like him and support them instead.Purwanti, another recovered patient, also shared her experience undergoing treatment. She said that she contracted the disease from her late husband, who died of COVID-19 after reportedly contracting the virus at a seminar in Bogor, West Java.“I didn’t feel any symptoms but I tested positive. Now after receiving treatment, I have been declared negative for COVID-19,” she said.Ganjar said he had called the two patients to hear their stories and how they fought to recover.“I hope other people can learn from the stories and be inspired,” he said.He went on to ask the general public to play their part in curbing the spread of COVID-19.“Stay at home unless it’s very urgent. And please end the stigma against COVID-19 patients, they need our prayers and support,” he said.As of Monday, there were 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Central Java, with seven deaths. (aly)Topics : A recovered COVID-19 patient in Central Java has recounted his experience fighting the disease and called on the general public to protect each other’s health by not going back to their hometowns for the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus).“I’m asking everyone to stay where you are during this pandemic. Don’t mudik, you could spread the virus to your family,” the patient, identified only as Robby, told Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo during a phone call on Sunday.Robby, a tour guide, was treated for 16 days in the Moewardi Hospital in Surakarta, Central Java. He tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after returning from Bali.last_img read more

Hamptons-style takes on new heights in Southport penthouse

first_img702/8 Waverley St, Southport.HAMPTONS style is not limited to only acerage properties – this stunning penthouse proves the design can also take on heights.Located close to The Southport School at 702/8 Waverley St is a luxurious sky home which pays testament to Hamptons luxury.702/8 Waverley St, Southport.Large bay-style windows complete with shutters combine with wall-sconce style lighting to add a Hamptons flair.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Willcox is marketing the sky-home and said the location had drawn interest from interstate investors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago702/8 Waverley St, Southport.“Southport has a vacancy rate of just one per cent and because of the very strong rental yield, we expect to receive just as much interest from investors as from locals,” Willcox said.Willcox said the pet-friendly apartment included a practical floorplan and luxurious design.With 270 degree views of the Gold Coast, the three-bedroom apartment also has marble finishes in the kitchen.702/8 Waverley St, Southport.Willcox said the kitchen was designed for entertaining.“The kitchen really is state of the art in design, with bar area and open for socialising between you and your friends with private prep areas or butler’s pantry,” he said. “The attention to detail is the most amazing part.”702/8 Waverley St, Southport.The main bedroom is ensuited and has a touch of luxury with a bath and walk in robe. The penthouse also features chandeliers and a marble kitchen bench top.last_img read more

Higher oil prices boost Total’s 3Q profit

first_imgFrench oil major Total posted a 45 percent increase in the third quarter 2018 profit, boosted by higher production and oil prices.Total’s Kaombo project / Image by PetrolisThe company’s net profit was around $3.9 billion, up from $2.7 billion in the third quarter of 2017.Commenting on the results, Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said: “Total’s third-quarter adjusted net income increased by 48% from last year to $4.0 billion, while oil prices increased by 44% to 75 $/b supported by supply tensions and the geopolitical context.”“These results confirm the Group’s ability to take full advantage of the favorable environment and to deliver on its objectives for production growth and cost discipline thanks to very good operational efficiency.Exploration & Production doubled its adjusted net operating profit to $2.9 billion in the third quarter. Production rose to 2.8 Mboe/d, an increase of 8.6% compared to a year ago.Production grew from last year’s 2,5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day to 3Q 2018 2,8 Mboe/d, boosted by start-ups and ramp-ups from offshore projects in Australia, Angola, Kazakhstan, Russia, and the North Sea.“Notably during the quarter, major project start-ups included Kaombo in Angola, Ichthys LNG in Australia and the second train of Yamal LNG in Russia. Production growth for 2018 will be close to 8%. Also, exploration had significant success with the wells of Glendronach in the United Kingdom, Shwee Yee Htun 2 in Myanmar and Sururu in Brazil,” Pouyanné said.Looking ahead, Total said while Brent continued trading at around $80 a barrel due to geopolitical context and supply tensions, the company would still work to improve operational efficiency and reduce breakeven to place itself in a position to make profit in any environment.Total said its Upstream division was well position to profit from the rise in oil prices thanks to expected output growth of 8% for 2018, and 6-7% per year by 2020.Production will be boosted in the coming months by the start-ups of the third train at Yamal LNG in Russia, Egina FPSO in Nigeria, Tempa Rossa in Italy, and the second Ichthys LNG train in Australia.last_img read more

9 signs you are marrying the wrong guy.

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 34 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleRelationships 9 signs you are marrying the wrong guy. by: – May 25, 2011center_img Tweet Share The decision of who we marry is probably the most important decision we will ever make in our lives. We make other commitments, of course — buy real estate, get dogs, have children — but the person with whom we walk down that aisle is the one who will be right next to us our whole lives.So why do so many people do it so wrong? We are scared, it seems. We are scared of being alone, scared of not having kids, scared of a million things. But marrying the wrong guy leaves us more lonely than being alone. And one woman in England described for the Daily Mail just how.Writer Claire Lindsey who had her own disastrous first marriage says:If I could offer advice to a bride-to-be or future groom who think they could be making a mistake, it would be to listen to those warning bells. Don’t ignore them.So here are 9 signs you’re marrying the wrong person:You aren’t attracted to him: Guess what? This matters! If you don’t want to rip his clothing off now, I promise you that you won’t want him anymore when he’s balding and covered in baby vomit. You had better be hot, hot, hot for him. Lukewarm does NOT a good marriage make.You feel superior to him: If his education level is lower or his job is more blue collar than yours, it doesn’t matter. Unless, of course, it matters to you. If you find yourself embarrassed of him or making excuses or feeling shame, don’t marry him. Run!He doesn’t make you feel good: If he tells you that you need to lose a few, then you probably do: him! That’s a good 200 pounds off right there. Seriously, you shouldn’t be with a guy who makes you feel any less than the most attractive woman in the room.His values stink: If he doesn’t think you need to talk to family or finish work or school or do something that matters to you, then maybe you ought to think twice before sharing a name with him.He is controlling: If he tells you what to do and that isn’t what you like (in bed or out), then you might not want to put up with that for decades. Run while you still can.He shuts down: Communication is probably the most important part of any marriage. If you two aren’t talking now, you sure as hell won’t be talking later. Marry a talker and you won’t be sorry.You don’t think he is funny: My husband and I have been married eight years, together a decade now, and the number one reason I know we will never divorce is simple: We crack each other up. It might seem like a small thing, but if you can laugh even in hard times, you have a keeper. Period. End of story.last_img read more

Power charged up for Nunthorpe

first_img “I think she is really going to bring her A-game to the table. I don’t think there will be any excuses after the race,” said Ward. “I couldn’t be happier with the way she has trained into it. She is extremely sound – she wouldn’t have a pimple on her. She is a big, imposing filly. Physically, she is so sound it’s like she is a four-year-old. “She is just a big, monstrous individual and I am so extremely happy with her. I really didn’t think I’d ever have the right two-year-old to bring over to take on older horses until now.” Goldream will be having his first start since posting a career-best effort when victorious in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. He had the reopposing Medicean Man beaten a short head in second that day, with Muthmir a further neck back in third. Pearl Secret, Sole Power, Take Cover, Wind Fire and Stepper Point were also in arrears. Trainer Robert Cowell said: “He hasn’t run since Ascot but that is because we didn’t want to carry a Group One penalty and felt that Goodwood probably wasn’t his track. “He seems in excellent form and I am very happy with him. The horse doesn’t know what price he is, but I suppose he has been a little overlooked. “I’d like to think if all goes to plan there shouldn’t be much between him and Muthmir.” Michael Dods was pleased to see rain on the Knavesmire earlier in the week as Mecca’s Angel needs plenty of cut to be at her best. Dods said: “She is in great form. I’m very pleased with her. Paul Mulrennan rode her in the middle of this week in a gallop. He was very happy with her. “She’s ready to run, but the ground is the most important factor with her. If she doesn’t get her ground, then she would struggle. She is capable of winning a Group One, but she won’t win a Group One on fast ground.” Eddie Lynam’s charge burst on to the scene when claiming a shock 100-1 success in 2010 and has since gone on to land a further four Group Ones, including last year’s Nunthorpe. With regular rider Richard Hughes now retired, Frankie Dettori will be aboard for the first time. Sole Power will have a new man on top when he goes for his third triumph in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York on Friday. Paddy Power, son of owners Sabena and David Power, said: “There was a nice quote from Frankie saying he’s always been a fan of the horse and has been dying to get on him, so it’s great. “Hopefully it’s a great opportunity. Sole Power goes there as the reigning champ and I think he has a big chance again. “Every race he runs in there are the same questions – he’s eight years old now and has he lost his form?” Heading the opposition to Sole Power is crack American youngster Acapulco, who destroyed her rivals in the Queen Mary. Power said: ” Hopefully Acapulco will go off at a million miles an hour and set it up for him. “When you win a Group One you want them all to show up. We want him to keep proving how good he is so you want the good ones to turn up. “Muthmir won at Goodwood because they went so fast. That was on firm ground and he probably wants the exact same conditions as us.” Trainer Wes Ward admits he never expected to have a juvenile capable of serving it up to the older horses as he prepares to saddle Acapulco. Press Associationlast_img read more

Former NFF Board Member, Umeh off EFCC Hook

first_imgUmeh, in a statement made available to the media yesterday in Lagos, was full of praise to God for seeing him through the case. He also thanked the judiciary for a job well done.“I thank God that I have been discharged and acquitted. God knows that my hands are clean and that I am innocent. I thank the judiciary for giving me justice. I also want to thank my family members and friends who stood by me with their prayers in the last three years,” Umeh stated.Umeh stressed that as a businessman, he has never involved himself in any illegal activity. He added that he would continue to work for the unity and progress of the country.He was quick to add that he would also continue to contribute his quota to the development of Nigerian football.Umeh, it would be recalled, was also a former team manager of the then Green Eagles in the days of Dutch coach, Clemens Westerhof.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board member, Chief Mike Umeh, is right now on cloud nine, thanks to the dismissal of a N300 million fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2013.The anti-graft body had dragged the football buff to court for alleged fraudulent receipt of N300 million belonging to Sokoto State government.After a three-year legal battle, Justice Bello Abbas of the High Court of Sokoto State discharged and acquitted Chief Umeh. Abbas, in a judgment delivered on February 17, held that the prosecution failed to prove its case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt as required by law.last_img read more

Team Tombim Edge Debutants Team Lead Way in Blue Group Clash

first_imgIn the women’s singles, Sarah Adegoke (Tombim) overcame a highly determined Ronke Akingbade 6-3, 7-5 while Lead Way took the men’s doubles with Igbinovia and Mohamed Mohamed edging Michael and Christian Paul 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 to end the opening day tied 2-2.Both teams split the singles on the final day with Michael expectedly beating Igbinovia 6-2, 6-2 and Imeh upsetting Paul 6-4, 6-1 to push the tie to a decider.Team Tombim, using their lead players Michael and Adegoke won the decisive mixed doubles against Igbinovia and Akingbade in straight sets.Team Tombim now leads the group with two wins and no loss while Team Lead Way has one win and a loss to place third in the group.In Ilorin, Team Offikwu from Kaduna parading top national players – Sylvester Emmanuel, Emmanuel Idoko, Albert Bicom and Aanu Aiyegbusi proved too strong for the Ilorin based Team Goshen.Team Offikwu overwhelmed Team Goshen 7- 0 in a well attended tie that was watched by the Kwara State commisioner of sports, Khale Ayo Nuhu and director of sports, Tunde Kazeem.Team Offikwu now holds second position with two wins and one loss.Reacting to the one-sided scoreline, Goshen team coordinator, Adewale Obalola said: “It is a good experience for our boys and girls to see how advanced Nigerian tennis has become since this league started last year. They can now appreciate how much hard work they have to put in to attain the kind of level they have seen in this match. The coaches do not have to beg any of the players to train, they are now self motivated and we can see the players improving with every tie,”The next match for Goshen will be in Abuja next weekend where they take on defending champions Tombim.“We know Tombim is also a strong team but it is good for our players to compete against the best and it will help us develop our junior program too.” Obalola said.Other matches for the weekend of Nov. 5 to Nov. 6 are Team Kalotari versus Team Hope of Asaba at the Port Harcourt Club and Team Civil Defence against Team CBN Futures at the Murtala Square in Kaduna.The NCC Tennis league is fast becoming a delight for spectators as the sponsors have incorporated raffle draws for android phones and other gift items as well as consumer affairs platforms at all venues to attend to phone users with issues. Spectators also get free refreshments at all venues from support sponsors Coca-cola.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNIS LEAGUEDefending champions Team Tombim were pushed to the limit by debutantes Team Lead Way in a Blue Group clash which took place at the National Stadium Surulere over the weekend. The Abuja based team however squeezed through 3-2 overall to strengthen their stake for a semifinal berth.National champion Moses Michael, playing for Tombim, had to dig deep to recover from losing the first set 6-2 (trailed 0-4) to beat Joseph Imeh 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Lead Way’s Monday Igbinovia then cancelled the lead by also recovering from a disastrous first set to beat Christopher Edwards 0-6, 6-4, 7-5.last_img read more

Trojans continue torrid start in weekend sweep

first_imgWhile the rest of the sports world had its sights set on Super Bowl XLVII, the USC men’s tennis team had its own match to focus on. But despite the distractions, the Trojans, currently ranked No. 2 in the country, took down the San Francisco Dons and the Loyola Marymount Lions in a double-header at Marks Stadium.Free swinger · Junior Ray Sarmiento won his singles match against LMU’s Nicholas Bjerke by a score of 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday at Marks Stadium. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe team’s first match began at 11 a.m., but the early start didn’t affect the Trojans (7-0), as they came out of the gate with strong doubles victories against the Dons. Junior Ray Sarmiento and sophomore Yannick Hanfmann cruised past their opponents with an 8-0 victory; freshman Max de Vroome and sophomore Roberto Quiroz followed suit, defeating their USF opponents 8-4. Their victory secured USC the doubles point, so the No. 3 doubles match, which featured sophomore Eric Johnson and junior Emilio Gomez, was suspended at 5-5.The Trojans carried their momentum into singles play, winning all but one set to secure the victory over USF. Gomez, who is ranked No. 27 in the country, won 6-2, 3-0, as his opponent was forced to retire. Quiroz, who is ranked No. 24, crushed William Schumacher 6-1, 6-1, and junior Michael Grant clinched a victory for USC with a 6-2, 6-2 handling of Germain Bahri. Though sophomore Jonny Wang, ranked No. 121 by the ITA, fell in a hard-fought match, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3), his teammates came through to lead USC to a 6-1 overall win against USF.USC then took a short break before heading back out to face off against LMU. In between matches, the players expressed discontent about the long day, but USC coach Peter Smith said he appreciates how much playing time the doubleheader format allows his team, calling it “the best training possible.”Once again the Trojans took control of the match early in doubles play. Hanfmann and Sarmiento wrapped up their set, 8-2, and de Vroome and Quiroz won 8-1, securing USC the doubles point. Again, the No. 3 doubles match was suspended with Gomez and Johnson up 4-3.In singles play, Smith changed the lineup to give Gomez, Quiroz and Johnson a well-deserved break. But even without some of their most talented players, the Trojans easily outplayed the Lions.Sarmiento was back at the No. 1 spot in singles, where he won convincingly, 6-3, 6-1. Sarmiento has been recovering from a slight abdominal strain suffered in the Sherwood Collegiate Cup, but with his impressive singles and doubles play this weekend, it was clear that the injury was hardly a setback.“I picked up where I left off,” Sarmiento said. “My feet were under me, and I was moving well, hitting my forehand well and attacking.”Hanfmann, ranked No. 84 by the ITA, has also been nursing some injuries. Still, he pulled off a cool 6-2, 6-2 win to keep the Trojans on track to defeat LMU. Wang bounced back from his loss in the first match to rout his LMU opponent 6-1, 6-1. Again, de Vroome, ranked No. 78 in the nation, prevailed 6-2, 6-3 over his opponent and Grant guaranteed a USC victory with his 6-2, 6-1 win. Senior Michael Tang, who is in his first season with the team, was defeated 6-1, 6-3, but the rest of the team helped earn USC a 6-1 victory over the Lions.“I was really happy with how we played,” Smith said to sum up a near-perfect day. “They’re working hard out there and getting better.”Indeed, the Trojans have a lot to be happy about as they continue their undefeated season. Once the team is back to full health, Smith said the team should have even more success. After ending the weekend with two matches, USC’s next match is on Friday against Cal at Marks Stadium at 1:30 p.m.last_img read more

No. 3 seed Boeheim’s Army dominates No. 14 seed DuBois Dream, 99-66, in opening round of The Basketball Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PHILADELPHIA — It felt like one of those early season games at Syracuse, where everyone knows the team coming to the Carrier Dome barely stands a chance. It’s a tuneup for the Orange, or in this case, Boeheim’s Army, playing its first game in The Basketball Tournament at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center.Just like every Syracuse game, fans clapped until the first Boeheim’s Army bucket. It took all of 20 seconds, a John Gillon 3. The team scored 14 points before its opponent, DuBois Dream, moved on from zero. The lead was 20 at the half and No. 3 seed Boeheim’s Army never looked back, drubbing No. 14 seed DuBois Dream, 99-66, in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, single-elimination tournament that awards $2 million to the last team standing.“First impressions last,” Gillon said.DuBois Dream’s roster, assembled from the area surrounding DuBois, Pennsylvania, contains players who played for much smaller schools: Marywood, Washington & Jefferson and Penn State DuBois to name a few. The players were not equipped to handle a squad like Boeheim’s Army, one filled with former Division I athletes and current pros.Brandon Triche and Trevor Cooney spent last season in the newly renamed NBA G-League. C.J. Fair most recently played in France’s top league. Eric Devendorf finished his first season as the assistant strength coach at Syracuse. Then there’s a recent graduate in Gillon, who a few months ago suited up for Syracuse and hit a buzzer-beating 3 against Duke. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It means a lot to me that they would even let me step on the court with them,” Gillon said.With that first bucket, Gillon seemed to fit in just fine. The triples kept coming. On plenty of possessions, DuBois was content letting Boeheim’s Army shoot from the 3-point line. Boeheim’s Army accepted the dare and shot 8-for-19 from deep in the first half, good for 42.1 percent. It looked like a drill, where the only thing that mattered was the shot going in. No need to chase the offensive rebound, because the same opportunity was available the very next possession.“We knew they didn’t have a lot of size so we wanted to go inside first,” head coach and former SU big man Ryan Blackwell said, “but they were giving it to us.” But Boeheim’s Army began to work inside as the game dragged on. After a make or a miss, the primary ball-handler, often recent SU graduate Gillon, would bolt straight for the rim. Early in the second half, Gillon drove left and faded away for a smooth and-1. Or, if the prospects looked grim, the unrivaled big bodies of Rick Jackson and DaShonte Riley were there for a dump off. Yet the gap stayed wide for the entirety of the second half because of speed. Size creates turnovers, of which DuBois had 10, and turnovers mean fast break opportunities.Joe Bloss | Senior Staff WriterBoeheim’s Army shared the rock well. An alley-oop to C.J. Fair in the first captivated the fans in attendance. Trevor Cooney snuck backdoor to the same in the second. In the game’s waning minutes, Gillon slashed right across the lane, only to dish to Riley behind him, who converted a hook high above the defense. The team finished with assists on 23 of its 38 buckets, and all but Riley finished the game in double figures.The lopsidedness showed on the other end, too. DuBois Dream struggled on offense, connecting on 22.2 percent of its shots at halftime. Boeheim’s Army went with a tight man-to-man defense that smothered its opponents — ironically moving away from the 2-3 zone that its namesake, current Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, employs.With about eight minutes left, Brandon Triche danced around his man with happy feet until he saw an opening. He poked the ball loose and got an easy layup. Triche finished with a triple-double. The play was no outlier. DuBois Dream’s total of 66 points was the lowest for any team in the Northeast region to date.Even with a dominating win, Blackwell knew Boeheim’s Army still had room for improvement. He said the team must rebound better; DuBois finished with only four less than the larger Boeheim’s Army. (DuBois lacked a player taller than 6-foot-8.) Defensive switching must be smoother, he added. The desire for improvement wasn’t exclusive to the coach, as Devendorf stressed the ability to run a more efficient half-court offense instead of running the fastbreak.“I missed a free throw, I missed a dunk, some defensive assignments I messed up on,” Gillon said, “so just being a little more sharp and being more engaged, you can always get better.”The concerns are valid. Competition will stiffen and other teams will bring more size. Up next is Gaelnation, a team of Iona alumni. Unlike Saturday night’s matchup, that game will be anything but a tuneup. Comments Published on July 8, 2017 at 8:13 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtblosslast_img read more