Dengue fever kills 104, infects more than 17,000 nationwide since January

first_imgTopics : Most of the fatalities were recorded in Trenggalek, with three. Banyuwangi and Jember regencies each recorded two deaths, while the remaining occurred in eight other cities or regencies in the province. Fatal cases of dengue fever happened mostly because of patients waiting too long to seek treatment at health facilities, Herlin said. According to the Health Ministry, the most reported cases of dengue fever were in Lampung province with 3,431, followed by 2,732 cases in East Nusa Tenggara — where the highest number of cases occurred in Sikka regency with 1,216 as of Wednesday. Read also: Poor prevention measures lead to dengue outbreak in Sikka The Indonesian Health Ministry has recorded a total of 17,820 cases of dengue fever since January this year, with at least 104 cases that turned fatal nationwide.In East Java, which has recorded at least 1,761 cases of dengue fever to date, as many as 15 people have died, with nine fatalities recorded in February and six in January, said the provincial health agency head, Herlin Herliana. “The fatality rate [in East Java] so far is 0.85 percent of total cases,” Herlin told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.center_img East Nusa Tenggara provincial administration spokesperson Marius Jelamu said that Sikka had declared an emergency status for the dengue fever outbreak because of the high number of reported cases. “There are a total of 23 regencies and cities [in East Nusa Tenggara] that have reported dengue fever cases. Some regencies see decreasing number of cases over time, while some others show an increase,” Marius told the Post. The death toll from dengue fever in East Nusa Tenggara rose to 32 on Monday — the highest number of fatalities among all provinces in the country.Meanwhile, in North Sulawesi’s South Minahasa regency, dengue fever has infected 116 people and killed three toddlers over the past three months, said the head of the South Minahasa Health Agency’s Disease Prevention Division, Yunike Panambunan.”Two toddlers died of dengue fever in East Amurang district in early January, while the disease also killed another toddler in Tenga district in March,” Yunika said. The last victim, she said, died because the parents failed to bring the 3-year-old to the hospital on time.”The parents had been advised to bring the toddler to the hospital. Unfortunately, they brought the baby to the Prof. Kandou Central General Hospital in Manado when he was already in critical condition,” Yunike said, adding that the toddler was admitted to the hospital on March 8 and died shortly after.Read also: One dead, 562 infected by dengue fever in South SumatraOfficials from the Health Ministry had visited dengue affected areas in Pondang and Ranomeaa subdistrict in East Amurang, as well as Ongkaw village in Tenga district to check every house and school for Aedes aegypti mosquito larvae, she said. With the deaths of the three toddlers, dengue fever had so far killed seven people in the region in the last three years, including two fatalities recorded in 2019 and two others recorded in 2018, Yunike said.The fatalities “are a sign for the public to be alert” over the disease, she said, adding that people should therefore make upfront preventive measures to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds. “They should maintain the hygiene of their environment and cut the dengue fever chain by closing the water storage containers and burying or recycling used goods,” Yunike said. The number of nationwide dengue fever cases from January to March 11 this year is smaller than in the same period last year when there were about 52,000 cases and 439 deaths.Cases of dengue fever nationwide have continued to decline since 2016 when 204,171 people were infected. (nal)last_img read more

In nod to grim US outlook, Fed’s Powell calls for more fiscal support

first_imgThe head of the Federal Reserve warned on Wednesday of an “extended period” of weak economic growth, vowed to use the United States central bank’s power as needed, and called for additional fiscal spending to stem the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Fed Chair Jerome Powell issued his sober review of an economy slammed by a record pace of job losses and bracing for worse ahead as most US states moved toward reopening after weeks of shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.The pandemic has killed more than 82,000 people in the United States so far, and many epidemiological models now point to a death toll that will surpass 100,000 in a matter of weeks. Congress, for its part, has allocated nearly US$3 trillion for economic relief during the crisis.The US response to date “has been particularly swift and forceful,” Powell said. But the longer those health risks persist, he said, the more likely businesses will fail and households will be strapped for income in a downturn that he noted has fallen most heavily on those least able to cope. A recent Fed survey, Powell said, estimated that 40 percent of households with less than $40,000 in income included someone who has lost a job since February.The worst-case outcome leaves the economy mired in “an extended period of low productivity growth and stagnant incomes … Additional fiscal support could be costly but worth it if it helps avoid long-term economic damage and leaves us with a stronger recovery,” Powell said in what amounted to a direct call for Congress to ramp up its aid during the crisis.“This trade-off is one for our elected representatives, who wield powers of taxation and spending,” he said.Negative ratesThe Fed, for its part, will continue to “use our tools to their fullest until the crisis has passed and the economic recovery is well under way,” Powell said. But those tools, he made clear, don’t include pushing interest rates below zero, as some other central banks did fighting the global financial crisis more than a decade ago. Negative interest rates, he said, are “not something that we are considering.”Major US stock indexes were sharply lower in midday trading, with the benchmark S&P 500 index down about 1.6 percent. Yields on Treasury securities fell, and some contracts in interest rate futures markets continued to price in a small chance the Fed might resort to a negative-rates policy within the year.The US House of Representatives and Senate are deliberating further responses to the pandemic. White House officials have said they want to assess how an initial round of economic reopenings by states goes before deciding what to do.An increasing number of US governors have lifted restrictions, moves that in other countries have preceded new outbreaks and increases in cases, and that epidemiologists here fear will do the same.But with the US economy having lost a staggering 20.5 million jobs in April alone and some 33 million Americans applying for jobless benefits since late March, many state and local leaders have begun to see the economic risks of continued lockdowns as too high.In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke of the risk the country could “paradoxically” end up worse off if it reopens too haphazardly and ends up with not just new rounds of infections, but a second wave of restrictions on who can go to work and what businesses can stay open.Topics : Powell pointed to uncertainty over how well future outbreaks of the virus can be controlled and how quickly a vaccine or therapy can be developed, and said policymakers needed to be ready address “a range” of possible outcomes.“It will take some time to get back to where we were,” Powell said in a webcast interview with Adam Posen, the director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “There is a sense, growing sense I think, that the recovery may come more slowly than we would like. But it will come, and that may mean that it’s necessary for us to do more.”For a central banker who spent part of his career as a deficit hawk and has tried to avoid giving advice to elected officials, the remarks marked an extraordinary nod to the risks the US economy is facing from the combined health and economic crisis brought on by the pandemic.The US central bank has slashed interest rates to near zero and set up a broad network of programs to ensure financial markets continue to function during the pandemic. It has also established precedent-setting lending facilities for companies and the first-ever corporate bond purchases.last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette reacts to ending Arsenal goal drought in Newcastle United thrashing

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Feb 2020 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Comment Arsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:05FullscreenArsenal 4-0 Newcastle: Mikel Arteta press conference 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.Spanish boss Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, said the Frenchman’s confidence would be massively boosted by ending his drought.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told BBC Sport: ‘I’m so pleased for Laca – the reaction of the players and staff towards him.‘He fights hard for everyone. He’s been unlucky. He will gain confidence from this and knows how everyone appreciates him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal face a tough trip to Athens on Thursday night where they take on Olympiacos in the knockout stages of the Europa League.Then they play Carlo Ancelloti’s reinvigorated Everton side back at the Emirates on Sunday.So both Lacazette and Nketiah, whose season-long loan spell at Leeds United was cut short, will get plenty of game-time leading the line for the Gunners.MORE: Dani Ceballos reacts to long-awaited Arsenal return as Mikel Arteta rates his performanceMORE: Ian Wright rates Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League after Newcastle win Alexandre Lacazette reacts to ending Arsenal goal drought in Newcastle United thrashing Lacazette looked like a player that’s had a weight lifted off his shoulders (Picture: Getty Images)Alexandre Lacazette thanked Arsenal fans for sticking by him as he ended a run of nine games without a goal in the emphatic 4-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.The 28-year-old was left on the bench in place of youngster Eddie Nketiah, but came on with five minutes left and notched his team’s fourth goal with a scruffy finish.After the game, Lacazette posted on Twitter: ‘Missed that scoring feeling. Thank you to everyone for your support and celebrations, feels so good to [be] back.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

These are the Gold Coast’s top 3 homes going to auction this weekend

first_img108 Wilson St, Labrador.HOUSE hunters are spoiled for choice this weekend with a newly renovated property, waterfront mansion and location home among those going under the hammer.Auctions will kick off with a Labrador property at 10am on Saturday.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 108 Wilson St is close to the Chirn Park precinct and a short walk to the Broadwater. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters. 108 Wilson St, Labrador. 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters.“When you step inside this beautiful home, it will take your breath away,” he said.“Be prepared to take your time to enjoy the quality, the design and the build of this amazing family home.”It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate media and games rooms, as well as a pool and pontoon.On Sunday, a Mermaid Waters property will be offered to the public at 1pm.NGU Real Estate Gold Coast agent Sean Graves, who is marketing the property at 60 Avanti St with Edward Smyth, said its location had attracted prospective buyers in droves. 108 Wilson St, Labrador. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.center_img 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters. 108 Wilson St, Labrador.Marketing agent Ash Breen, of Lambert Willcox Estate Agents, said it had attracted a lot of interest from first home buyers and families looking to downsize.“It’s a really, really nicely renovated home (and) a really good entry level property,” Mr Breen said.He said the home had a large open living area with built-in surround sound system and an entertainer’s style kitchen that flows out onto an outdoor timber deck.“The selling point is the really big outdoor entertainment area,” Mr Breen said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has a kitchenette with built-in barbecue and pizza oven as well as a large dining table, which Mr Breen said would be left with the home.Later in the afternoon, a Coomera Waters mansion will hit the auction block at noon.LJ Hooker Coomera agent Jason Reed described the waterfront property at 42 Buccaneer Way in his listing as a family home offering the “ultimate sea-change lifestyle” for those escaping larger cities. 60 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters.“We’ve had probably close to 50 groups through it,” he said.“There’s a few people talking about bidding on the day.”He said international, interstate and local buyers were interested in the new four-bedroom, four-bathroom property.He said its design and flow were among its biggest drawcards.The multi-storey home, which was built by award-winning industry experts, has an open living area that flows onto an alfresco area and poolside terrace 42 Buccaneer Way, Coomera Waters.last_img read more

Internet Mana told to remove ‘f*** you John Key’ ad

first_imgOneNews 15 August 2014The Internet Mana Party has been asked to remove an advertisement which features a crowd chanting “f*** John Key” from YouTube.Family First NZ complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about the party’s Join the Revolution ad, and the Authority has upheld the complaint.The Internet Mana Party was advised about the decision on Wednesday, and was asked to take down the clip.The video was still on YouTube this morning. If the clip is not removed the Authority will then ask YouTube to remove it.Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First, said the party had “dragged political debate to a new low level” with the ad.“A political advertisement which simply denigrates another political leader in an offensive fashion doesn’t belong in any election campaign,” he says.“Political parties should show social responsibility and observe taste and decency – especially as they seek to engage families in the political campaign.” Mana sanitises rally video after ASA ruling3News 15 August 2014Internet Mana has toned down its controversial political rally video in which a crowd of young people chant ‘F*** John Key”.Christian lobby group Family First’s national director Bob McCoskrie complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) about the clip, filmed at the party’s Christchurch event last month.The complaint said the video was “dragging political debate to a new low level”.“This advertisement simply denigrates another political leader in an offensive fashion,” Mr McCoskrie says.The authority upheld the complaint, saying the personal nature of the video was a “significant issue” for the Complaints Board.“The Complaints Board agreed that political parties as organisations should be prepared for robust expression of opinion from all voters which may take a range of forms. However, the Complaints Board unanimously agreed the use of a strong expletive with the name of the leader of a political party, packaged into an advertisement calling for a change in Government, was likely to offend against generally prevailing community standards,” the decision reads.It says the video went “beyond what was acceptable”. footage read more

Pacquiao gives away P1.5-M cash during Bacolod visit

first_imgCong. Greg Gasataya, for his part,thanked the fighting senator and lauded the latter’s kindness. The senator, founder of the MPBL, ledthe ceremonial toss for the game between Bacolod Master Sardines andSoccsksargen Marlins at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in thiscity./PN Pacquiao, who visited this city overthe weekend for the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) game, wasmobbed by eager supporters after he gave away wads of cash worth P1.5 million.He started sharing P1,000 to each residents on Sept. 20. Sen. Manny Pacquiao shares P1,000 to each residents of Bacolod City on Sept. 20. MAE SINGUAY/PN “Tuod guid na nga mabatyagan mo ang iya heart nga mag-share sang blessings sa mga taga-Bacolod,” Gasataya said. BACOLOD City – Sen. Manny Pacquiaocaused a stir on Saturday for randomly handing out money to local residentshere. Since bagging the World BoxingAssociation super welterweight title following a split decision win overAmerican fighter Keith Thurman last July, the senator has been giving outP1,000 . On Sept. 21, residents waited waited at the GT Hotel, where Pacquiao and hiswife Jinkee were staying. Pacquiao then proceeded to hand out cash to thecrowds that were stretched along both sides of the road. last_img read more

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

first_imgIranian commandos fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage aired Tuesday from the exercise called “Great Prophet 14.” Other footage showed fast boats encircling the mock-up, kicking up white waves in their wake. In this Feb. 15, satellite photo provided on July 27 by Maxar Technologies, a mockup aircraft carrier built by Iran is seen at Bandar Abbas, Iran, before being put to sea. MAXAR VIA AP TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington.center_img Iranian troops also fired anti-aircraft batteries at a drone target in the exercise from a location that state television described as being near the port city of Bandar Abbas. Troops also fired missiles launched from trucks on land and fast boats at sea, as well as shoulder-fired missiles. (AP)last_img read more

Juventus fire manager Maurizio Sarri

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Juventus sacked coach Maurizio Sarri on Saturday after the Italian club’s Champions League last night.Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s double in a 2-1 home win on Friday, Juve fell 2-2 on aggregate to the French club, ending their quest for a title they last won in 1996. “Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team,” the nine-time reigning Serie A champions said in a statement.Sarri, 61, replaced Massimiliano Allegri last season, after leading Chelsea to success in the Europa League.“The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football,” the team said.Despite leading Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club’s failure on the European stage.Juve also lost in two finals this season, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup. Tags: JuventusMaurizio SarriUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Gibson woe for Republic and Everton

first_img An FAI statement issued via its Twitter account said: “Darron Gibson has been assessed by our team doc and will return to his club tomorrow for a scan with suspected knee ligament damage.” Gibson, his club and Ireland will hope the damage is not serious with the player having only just recovered from injury. The 25-year-old, back in the international fold after ending his self-imposed exile in the wake of Giovanni Trapattoni’s departure last month, was hurt after landing awkwardly as he made a 35th-minute challenge at the Aviva Stadium. He was treated on the pitch for several minutes with club manager Roberto Martinez watching from the stands, and was eventually carried off on a stretcher. Press Associationcenter_img Everton midfielder Darron Gibson suffered suspected knee ligament damage during the first half of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan on Tuesday night.last_img read more

Bertrand makes move permanent

first_img The 25-year-old joined Saints on a season-long loan in the summer, having found first-team action hard to come by at Stamford Bridge. Bertrand has been mightily impressive for Ronald Koeman’s high-flying side and now moved for a fee understood to be worth up to £10million, signing a four-and-a-half year deal. Press Association Southampton had also been looking at Feyenoord’s Tonny Vilhena, but a deal failed to materialise. Koeman had not initially planned to bring in anyone other than Werder Bremen’s Eljero Elia, only for mounting injury problems and Jack Cork’s move to Swansea to lead him to act. Saints cashed in on Cork after he rejected a lucrative contract extension, but they managed to hold on to a number of key players. Nathaniel Clyne, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez were amongst those heavily-linked with a move away, yet they will remain at St Mary’s for the remainder of the campaign. The left-back won the Champions League with Chelsea and has played 27 times in all competitions for top-four contenders Saints this term. Bertrand is joined at St Mary’s by deadline-day acquisition Filip Djuricic, who arrived on loan for the remainder of the campaign earlier in the evening. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder joins Southampton from Portuguese giants Benfica, having ended a loan spell at Mainz in the Bundesliga. Djuricic made 12 appearances in all competitions for the German side before linking up with Serbia team-mate Dusan Tadic, who welcomed the new signing. “He is my good friend and he is a good player,” he said. “He is a number 10 and he knows how to play football. He had a little bit of a difficult period at Mainz, but he is a really good player. “He is 23 years old. At Heerenveen he was really good and then he went to Benfica, where he did not so much. “At Mainz it was similar but he has potential and he has quality.” Southampton have made Ryan Bertrand’s move from Chelsea permanent at the end of what has been a successful transfer window at St Mary’s. last_img read more