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From sweeping to digging, Indonesia gets creative in handling violators of COVID-19 protocols

first_imgAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim more lives across the country, many provinces have issued stringent health regulations and imposed hefty penalties on violators to ensure public compliance with existing coronavirus protocols.However, a number of regions have gone the extra mile and devised all-new sanctions for those who fail to abide by health protocols, such as various forms of community service and other unusual tasks.The Jakarta Post has compiled a list of rather unorthodox penalties imposed by several regional administrations across the archipelago to ensure public compliance with COVID-19 protocols as of the time of writing. Lhokseumawe Police head Adj. Sr. Comr. Eko Hartanto said about 100 locals had been instructed to pull weeds around the public park after they were caught without a mask.“After they pulled weeds, we gave them free masks. We keep a record of their identities to prevent them from repeating the offense,” Eko said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.The sanction, he said, was stipulated in Lhokseumawe Mayoral Regulation No. 24/2020.As per the regulation, residents who are repeatedly found without a mask will be denied administrative services.As of Wednesday, Aceh has recorded 3,127 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 115 deaths.Under the scorching sunThe South Tangerang administration in Banten has taken a no-nonsense approach against health protocol violators.According to its latest policy, residents found not wearing a mask are subject to sanctions that test their physical endurance, exposing them to the scorching hot sun and doing an 800-meter sprint.Around 30 residents were caught without masks during a local Satpol PP inspection in Nusa Loka, Serpong, on Wednesday.South Tangerang Satpol PP investigation and enforcement head Muksin Al Fachry said some people who had masks did not wear them properly.“Some ‘sunbathed’ for 30 minutes, while others were told to sprint 200 meters four times and do 10 push-ups,” Muksin said, adding that he expected such sanctions to bring a deterrent effect against violators.South Tangerang Deputy Mayor Benyamin Davnie previously said the administration had recorded a decrease in public adherence to health protocols in recent weeks.As of Wednesday, Banten has recorded 3,774 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 119 deaths.Clean up, clean upSeveral motorists in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta found themselves caring more for the surrounding environment than they may usually do as they were told to sweep the ground after they were found to have violated the mask-wearing protocol by local authorities.Dimas Adikumara, a 29-year-old resident of Bekasi, West Java, was among those who were penalized during a traffic inspection in Duren Sawit on Wednesday.He chose to sweep the grounds along the Kalimalang riverbank for an hour rather than pay a Rp 250,000 (US$16.69) fine for improperly wearing a mask.Jakarta Police traffic division deputy director Adj. Sr. Comr. Hari Purnomo said some mask-wearing motorists had failed to comply with Article 4 of Gubernatorial Regulation No. 79/2020, which stipulates that a mask must cover one’s nose, mouth and chin.As of Wednesday, Jakarta has recorded 57,469 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,481 deaths.Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers handle COVID-19 protocols violators by telling them to clean a river during a raid in Banjarsari, Surakarta, Central Java on Sept. 16. (Antara/Mohammad Ayudha)Sitting in a hearse alongside casketThe Probolinggo COVID-19 task force in East Java has ordered dozens of people at Maron Market to get into a hearse containing a casket used for transporting COVID-19 patients’ bodies after they were caught not wearing a mask.Some 50 sellers and customers took turns to stay in the ambulance for several minutes on Sept. 8 as a social punishment.”We punished 50 sellers and customers at Maron Market by making them stay in a hearse,” said the task force’s security and law enforcement coordinator, Ugas Irwanto.Prior to entering the hearse, the task force gave the violators face masks.Inside the hearse, Ugas added, violators were asked to reflect on their actions. The task force also reminded them how the COVID-19 pandemic had taken a lot of lives.As of Wednesday, East Java has recorded 39,181 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 2,867 deaths.Grave-diggingEight people in Gresik regency, East Java, were ordered by local authorities to dig graves for those who have died of COVID-19 as punishment for not wearing face masks in public on Sept. 10.Cerme district head Suyono said residents who did not wear face masks were punished with the task of digging graves at a public cemetery in Ngabetan village.“There are only three available gravediggers at the moment, so I thought I might as well put these people to work with them,” Suyono told tribunnews.com.To assist the gravediggers, Suyono assigned two people to each grave. One was tasked with digging the grave, while the other laid wooden boards inside the hole to support the corpse.“Hopefully this can create a deterrent effect against violations,” Suyono said.Based on the Regent Law No. 22/2020, residents who violate the protocols are subject to fines or community service as punishment. (rfa)Topics : Keeping the park tidyLocal residents in Lhokseumawe, Aceh, who violate COVID-19 health protocols are ordered to clean a city park by pulling the weeds by local authorities on Sept. 14. (Kompas.com/Masriadi)Residents of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, who do not wear a face mask in public could find themselves cleaning up a local park by pulling weeds as a form of administrative sanction.A joint team of the Lhokseumawe Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), National Police and Indonesian Military (TNI) carry out inspections around Taman Hidayah near Simpang Empat on Monday to ensure compliance with the administration’s mask-wearing rule.last_img read more

Hector Bellerin should start against Manchester United, says Charlie Nicholas

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 9:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link486Shares Hector Bellerin made his first team return last week (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas says Hector Bellerin should start for the Gunners in tonight’s clash against Manchester United.Unai Emery’s men travel to the north-west looking for their first league win at Old Trafford since 2006.The Spaniard has Bellerin and Kieran Tierney to call on for the first time this season as the pair have recovered from long-term injuries.Bellerin has been out since January following an ACL injury sustained against Chelsea last season and he made his return as a late substitute in Arsenal’s win against Nottingham Forest last week.ADVERTISEMENT Bellerin is available again (Picture: Getty)The full-back has made two appearances for the club’s U23s but he’s yet to start for the first team this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementNevertheless, Nicholas believes Arsenal’s defensive record this season leaves Emery with little choice but to throw Bellerin in at the deep end at the Theatre of Dreams.‘Hector Bellerin played a little bit against Nottingham Forest,’ Nicholas wrote on his SkySports blog.‘Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended and though Unai Emery has been cautious about him, I think Bellerin should play.‘Kieran Tierney should be in, but Rob Holding will miss out I think. Arsenal will play two protectors – to my amazement, Granit Xhaka will still be in, but I would go with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.‘I would be happy with Dani Ceballos and then Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. It is that easy and simple for Arsenal.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited sit just three points above the relegation zone and need a win after last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham in east London.But Nicholas believes his former side can heap more misery on Solskjaer by showing their clinical side in attack.‘Aubameyang and Pepe had chances against Liverpool at Anfield and if they get these chances against Man United I think they will take them,’ said Nicholas.‘It will make life easier for Arsenal’s defence with Man United’s depleted frontline’.MORE: Jurgen Klopp rates Liverpool’s chances of breaking Manchester City record Advertisement Hector Bellerin should start against Manchester United, says Charlie Nicholaslast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img September 30, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Wednesday, Governor Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to urge lawmakers to take action against the current opioid and heroin abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. With 10 Pennsylvanians dying per day due to overdoses and 3,500 individuals lost last year from the opioid abuse epidemic, Governor Wolf encouraged the legislature to work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to combat this health crisis. During his speech, the governor also highlighted new legislative priorities to battle the epidemic.On Friday, the governor visited a newly established Center of Excellence in Bucks county to further discuss his administration’s top priority to stop opioid abuse and treat those who are suffering from Substance Use Disorder.Governor Wolf also continued his Schools That Teach tour to tout the historical investments made in education funding during his administration with stop in Lebanon.The governor also announced economic development projects and job creation opportunities in Philadelphia and Franklin County.Governor Wolf’s Week, September 25 – October 1, 2016Monday, 9/26/2016Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Arnold PalmerGO-TIME: DOC, Temple University Hospital Partnership Saves Costs, Improves Offender Post-Release Medical CareGovernor Wolf Makes Schools That Teach Stop in LebanonTuesday, 9/27/2016Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Statement on PennDOT Plan for 1-76 Corridor Road, Rail and Trail ImprovementWednesday, 9/28/2016Governor Wolf’s Address to Joint Session on Battling the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Outlines Legislative Priorities in Battling Opioid EpidemicThursday, 9/29/2016Wolf Administration Moves to Make Carfentanil a Schedule II Controlled SubstanceGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin CountyGovernor Wolf Announces $10 Million in State Funding to Redevelop Former Gallery Site into Fashion Outlets of PhiladelphiaGovernor Tom Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon PeresFriday, 9/30/2016In Bucks County, Governor Wolf Discusses Efforts to Battle Opioid EpidemicHighlights from The BlogPanel Discussion: Building Bridges to RecoveryRegistering Pennsylvanians One Tweet at a TimeWatch the Joint Session Tomorrow on Facebook LiveThe Bills We Need to Get to Gov. Wolf’s Desk to Curb the Opioid EpidemicGovernor Wolf Addresses Join Session of PA House and Senate, Urges Action to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-Up)Governor Wolf Joins the White House in Championing Paid Sick Leavelast_img read more

Dorothy West, 90, Cross Plains

first_imgDorothy E. West, 90, of Cross Plains passed away at 2:10pm, Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Cross Plains on August 15th, 1927 the daughter of Otto and Elsie Werner West. Survivors include one daughter; Shirley Mingee of Bloomington; one son Larry West of Cross Plains; two grandchildren Kevin Burkett of Bloomington, and Leslie Allen of Greendale; three great-grandchildren; her nephew Doug (Regina) West of Versailles; her niece Joan (Carroll) Rohrig of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Raymond West, and her sons-in-law Captain William Burkett and Max Mingee. She retired from Reliance Electric in Madison and then worked for New Concepts in marketing at Kroger. She was also a former employee of the Delaney Wood Heel Factory in Versailles. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean. Dorothy loved to garden and enjoyed baking and donating pies and cakes for church events and the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department dinners. She cherished close relationships with the Highway 62 Gals, a group born and raised along the road between Cross Plains and Friendship. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 at 1:00pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11am until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or the St. Paul Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Rodgers stands by his man

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to blame defender Kolo Toure after his horrendous error allowed West Brom to equalise in their 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns. Daniel Sturridge put the Reds ahead in the 24th minute but they could not add to their lead and former Everton striker Victor Anichebe capitalised on Toure’s mistake midway through the second half. “Kolo is devastated. I said to him sometimes it is the price you pay when you try to play football,” said Rodgers, whose side failed to re-establish their four-point lead in fourth place over Everton “He shouldn’t have received the ball in the first place (from goalkeeper) Simon Mignolet, it wasn’t the time to receive it, but that is a part of our learning. “I’ve said to the team we are in the position we are because over the last 18 months we have shown the courage and bravery to play football and part of that is to build the game from behind. “For the first time this season we got punished for that. He is an experienced guy and he knows it was a mistake and he is devastated. “There is no blame. He has misplaced a pass and unfortunately for us it has cost us two points.” The Hawthorns was the venue for Rodgers’ first match in charge last season and on that day Liverpool left 3-0 losers but expectations have risen significantly since then and a draw for his Champions League-chasing side represents two points dropped. Rodgers, however, refused to see it that way, adding: “Of course whenever you have good control of the game at 1-0 there weren’t many chances – but we dominated possession and looked dangerous with the ball and it was just one of those unfortunate things where we made a mistake and got punished. “Hopefully in the future we’ll see it as a point gained but I think it tells you everything about our expectancy. “We came here (and lost) and lost at home last year but we’ve got four points out of six and for us to be disappointed with a point away from home shows the growth of the team. “The pitch is very poor for modern football and the money spent on stadia and pitches. “I’ve been here a number of times before and it is always an outstanding pitch.” West Brom boss Pepe Mel was pleased with the way his side responded in the second half, when they managed to put his game plan into effect much better than they had in the opening 45 minutes. “We forget the way in the first half,” said the Spaniard. “Saido Berahino and Matej Vydra were to press the centre-backs but (Steven) Gerrard being free was a problem for us. “In the second half we had a high press with (Youssouf) Mulumbu and (Claudio) Yacob behind doing good work. “The goal came from a high press and a bad pass. This is the way, a high press together, but it is not possible when only one player does it.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Lloris has Champions League goal

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will continue to work “every day” to fulfil his “personal ambition” of playing in the Champions League. Press Association Lloris admits with Euro 2016 on the horizon, like any player, he is determined to test himself at the highest level. In an interview with RMC Sport, Lloris re iterated his desire to get regular Champions League football. He said: “This is the case for everyone, not because it is the season of the European Championships . It is a goal and a personal ambition. “The Champions League remains an important competition, where the level is the highest in Europe, so obviously we want to participate and to rub shoulders with the biggest European teams. We work every day for that.” Lloris, however, accepts he can only fulfil his ambitions with Les Bleus if he was number one for his club, something which would be open to interpretation where he to move to Old Trafford. The Spurs captain added: “Dialogue and choices are important, but the most important thing is to have the ability to play lots of matches in order to put in the best performance possible and continue to be selected for the national team. “I assume that the choices come naturally, so I am staying calm and seeing how things develop.” center_img France international Lloris was one of the stand-out performers for Spurs last season, who rallied to end the campaign in fifth place and so qualify again for the Europa League. However, with David de Gea appearing set to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid, the 28-year-old Spurs skipper has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford for next season. last_img read more

Bowen: Winless run not a concern

first_imgAssistant manager Mark Bowen is unconcerned that Stoke head to Luton in the Capital One Cup still searching for their first win of the season. “It is not a concern,” Bowen told reporters at the club’s press conference on Monday. “Obviously we’d have liked to have won a game but if you look at our performances they have been pleasing. “Liverpool is a difficult game, as they all are, and then two away games. We were certainly saying before a ball was kicked this season that if you can come away from the away games with a point then it is a good point. “And looking back, I think anyone who saw the game against Liverpool would have felt we were the better side. We were unlucky not to get anything out of it. “It is still early days in the season. We would have loved to have a win under our belts but we are not concerned.” Shaqiri will be one of a handful of changes made by manager Mark Hughes but Bowen insists Stoke will still field a strong team against their League Two opponents. “It gives the manager a chance to give some minutes to squad members,” he said. “We have a strong squad, there is not a lot to choose between those who are starting games and those who are not. “We are delighted to have this game to get some good game time into those lads who have not been fortunate enough to be involved so far.” The Potters, who will rest club-record signing Xherdan Shaqiri for the second-round tie, lost their opening Premier League game to Liverpool 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium and have since drawn at Tottenham and Norwich. Bowen believes performances have been good so far this campaign as Stoke prepare for a third away match on the spin looking to break their duck. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Sumner falls to Orono

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest Posts Jackson Coutts and Jacob Earl combined on a five-inning no-hitter as Orono crushed Sumner’s Tigers 17-1 on Friday in Bangor.Sumner’s lone run came on two walks and a groundout in the fifth inning.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Bio Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

One female among three lifters for NAPF Caribbean Championships

first_imgA FOUR-MEMBER team will represent Guyana at the North American Power Lifting (NAPF) Caribbean Powerlifting Championships set for August 15 to 20 in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.The team includes lone female lifter Andrea Alicia Smith as well as male lifters Erwyn Smith and Karel Mars, with Kathleen Paul as the team manager.Ms Smith will be competing in the Women’s 63kg Open Division with her sights set on obliterating the current Squat and Deadlift records in her division which stand at 160kg (352lb) and 142.5kg (314lb) respectively.Mr Smith will be competing in the Men’s 93kg Open Division tomorrow at 09:35hrs while Karel Mars will be lifting at 13:00hrs. kindTeam Guyana had been plagued with sponsorship issues for this overseas engagement but timely assistance from some members of Corporate Guyana and ordinary citizens made this trip a reality for the trio.Guyana’s team was initially set at 22 comprising of 19 athletes and 3 officials. It was, however, reduced after the competition’s organisers changed the format.The team was further reduced due to sponsorship issues, which found the athletes applying for individual sponsorship even as the Federation appealed to Corporate sponsors and Government.The Government had chipped in to sponsor the female athlete while other sponsors were Public Utilities Commission, International Pharmaceutical Agency, Demerara Harbour Bridge Ltd, GUYOIL, Evan’s Brother Automotive, Hand-in-Hand, DIGICEL, Tower Suites, Demerara Mutual, Caribbean Airlines and Sookraj Cambio.last_img read more

MFM, FC IfeanyiUbah Maintain Top Spots as Insurance Continues Free Fall

first_imgTwo goals in each half by Olawale Abisoye and Michael Ohanu ensured that the Benin Arsenal continued their free fall in the last five games, a clear signal that they may return to the second tier of the domestic league. MFM shot into the lead at their Agege Stadium fortress in the 39thwhen Abisoye headed in the corner kick by Jonathan Zikiye. The same Zikiye provided the assist when his free-kick was concerted by Ohanu in the 58th minute to ensure maximum points for the Olukoya Boys.In Group B, FC Ifeanyiubah maintained its strong hold here, dispatching Kano Pillars 1-0 in Nnewi. Uche Iharulam scored the winner for Ifeanyiubah in the 66thStrong on the heels of the leaders is Akwa United.  The Promise Keepers are just two points adrift of Ifeanyi Ubah.Ndifreke Effiong’s 4th minute opener set the Akwa Ibom team on victory path before Mfon Udoh’s eighth goal of the campaign in the 72nd minute ensured  a 2-1 win away to Heartland FC in Okigwe. Chidiebere Ajoku’s 57th minute effort that cancelled Ndifreke’s early strike was not enough to earn the Naze Millionaires a share of the points at stake.At the Tafewa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, goals from Abba Umaru and Ismaila Gaya helped struggling Wikki Tourists to a 2-0 win at home to visiting Rivers United of Port Harcourt.Despite being reduced to ten men for most of the second half, Katsina United managed a lone goal victory against Kwara United at home. Usman Usele got the only goal of the fixture on 13 minutes.Enyimba and Sunshine Stars shared the spoils in Akure.Phillip Aura’s brace aided Yobe Desert Stars to a 2-0 win at home to visiting Go Round FC in Damaturu.In Kaduna, Jabiru Samurai’s late penalty eroded Nasarawa United’s hope of sharing the spoils away to Kada City. Maigishiri Mohammed hand earlier put the visitors in front on 61 minutes, before But Mohammed restored parity ten minutes after.The games between Remo Stars and Rangers as well as Niger Tornadoes against Lobi Stars were postponed, due to the former and latter’s involvement in the continent. MATCH-DAY 11Wikki 2-0 Rivers UtdKatsina Utd 1-0 Kwara UtdSunshine  0-0 EnyimbaMFM FC 2-0 InsuranceYobe Stars 2-0 Go RoundKada City 2-1 Nasarawa UtdAbia Warriors 1-1 Plateau UtdFCIU 1-0 Kano PillarsHeartland 1-2 Akwa UtdEl-Kanemi 0-0 Gombe Utd NPFL… NPFL… NPFL… By Duro IkhazuagbeBendel Insurance’s road trip to Lagos ended a fruitless journey yesterday as MFM FC earned maximum points to stay on top of the Group A of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).center_img Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more