Public must help curb COVID-19 misinformation as many still believe they cannot catch it: Task force

first_imgMeanwhile, the latest survey conducted by BPS from Sept. 7 to 14, involving 90,967 respondents, showed that Maluku and North Sulawesi were ranked first and second in the category, with 29.18 and 27.66 percent, respectively, of respondents from the provinces certain that they would not get coronavirus.Doni said that a lack of public awareness campaigns was a contributing factor to the issue.Read also: More people wearing face masks, though not all of them wash their hands: BPS“There are still many people that have yet to receive full information about COVID-19,” he said.With that in mind, Doni encouraged all elements of society to take part in curbing the transmission of COVID-19.During the discussion Doni also mentioned Bali, where, according to the survey, 20.78 percent of people believe they will not contract COVID-19.Doni explained that he had asked Bali Governor I Wayan Koster to involve all elements of society in handling COVID-19.“[When] more people are involved in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, it will directly increase awareness,” he reasoned.When asked about how the government is dealing with misinformation about COVID-19, Doni explained that starting Oct. 1, the national COVID-19 task force had begun a partnership with the Press Council and other journalist associations to work on a COVID-19 awareness program.Moreover, the task force also invited 5,800 journalists from across the archipelago to participate in the Behavior Change Program, which aims to fight misinformation.Doni shared his hopes that this collaboration would help to increase awareness that COVID-19 was real and not a conspiracy.Indonesia has seen a continuously rising number of cases since March. As of Saturday, the country had recorded 328,952 confirmed cases with 251,481 recoveries and 11,765 deaths. (jes) However, despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases around the globe, a Statistics Indonesia (BPS) survey has discovered that 17 percent of Indonesians believe it is impossible for them to contract the disease.“It is a huge number,” said national COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo during a virtual event on Friday.Doni explained that given the country’s population of 270 million people, 17 percent meant that 44.9 million people believed they would not catch the virus.He went on to say that a previous survey conducted in July had revealed that there were five provinces with high percentages of COVID-19 ignorance, namely Jakarta, where 30 percent of people believe they will not catch the virus, followed by East Java with 29 percent, Central Java 18 percent, West Java 16 percent and South Kalimantan 14 percent. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic. With the SARS-CoV-2 virus continuing to spread at an alarming rate, more and more public figures are contracting COVID-19, including United States President Donald Trump.Meanwhile, in Indonesia, high-ranked officials, including Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi, have also tested positive for COVID-19.center_img Topics : #mothermessage #wearmask #socialdistance #keepyourdistance #usesoap #avoidcrowd #washyourhand #covid19taskforcelast_img read more

J.T. Chargois returns to Dodgers’ bullpen after Walker Buehler heads to Rancho Cucamonga.

first_imgWith Oklahoma City, Chargois walked all three batters he faced in a June 5 in Sacramento. In five outings since, he allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings while walking two batters and striking out four.Buehler was sent to Rancho Cucamonga one day after his surprise bullpen appearance against the Chicago Cubs. It was Buehler’s first relief appearance this season and his first game of any kind since June 8, after which he was placed on the disabled list with a ribcage microfracture. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed five runs in one inning against the Cubs.Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers recalled right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois from Triple-A Oklahoma City, one day after pitcher Walker Buehler was optioned to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.Manager Dave Roberts announced Chargois’ promotion informally after the Dodgers lost to the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Saturday, the move became official, and the Dodgers will have eight pitchers in their bullpen for the middle game of the three-game series.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Chargois has appeared in 20 games for the Dodgers this season. He allowed only two runs in his first 15 appearances, then allowed seven runs over his most recent five outings. He was optioned to Triple-A on May 23 with a 4.76 earned-run average.“There was a point where he lost the command, overthrowing the slider, which ended up backing up on him consistently,” Roberts said of Chargois. “From what I understand he’s been better. Hopefully that reprieve allowed him to reset.”center_img ALSOReliever Pedro Baez (right biceps tendinitis) threw his second bullpen this week. Roberts said that Baez was hoping to throw approximately 30 pitches at 80 percent intensity. … Reliever Tony Cingrani (left shoulder strain) is expected to throw a 20-pitch bullpen “in the next couple days.” … Reliever Josh Fields (right shoulder inflammation) hasn’t resumed throwing, but is expected to toss a bullpen in the coming week and be activated once he’s eligible on June 8.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Ross Stripling, 6-2, 1.98 ERA) vs. Rockies (RHP Chad Bettis, 5-1, 5.07 ERA), 1 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) The Dodgers could have sent Buehler to either their Triple-A or Double-A affiliates in Oklahoma on Friday. But Rancho Cucamonga is a car ride away from Los Angeles, not a multi-hour flight. Roberts said that factored heavily into the decision.Buehler might need two or more rehab starts before he returns to the Dodgers’ rotation. The goal, Roberts said, was for Buehler to “get built up, number 1, and pitching the way he was prior to the injury, number 2.”Buehler was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA in nine starts prior to his relief appearance Thursday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching last_img read more

Woe for Wenger as Man City cruise past Arsenal again

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called on his players to show they can meet the club’s standards after a second humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in five days on Thursday.City moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League as fresh from claiming their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final on Sunday, the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes as Arsenal disintegrated once more in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place. The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold, that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.“Do you want the fans to be happy when you are 3-0 down? I am surprised you are surprised,” continued Wenger.“It was combination of the weather conditions and the fact we had a big disappointment on Sunday.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 And a night to forget for the Gunners was complete when £56 million ($79 million) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson.“You go up by stairs and come down by the lift, that is what happens with confidence,” said Wenger. “We have to show we have the level to be at Arsenal football club.”However, the Frenchman again refused to accept it is inevitable that his 22-year stay as boss is coming to a sad end.center_img “I am confident that nothing is permanent in life,” added Wenger. “It is down to how you respond and the focus and effort you show to turn things around.”Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.last_img read more

Coyle convinced Blackburn have turned corner

first_imgBlackburn manager Owen Coyle believes his team’s display in their 1-1 draw at QPR showed they have turned a corner.Rovers remain bottom of the Championship table and without a league win this season.But Sam Gallagher’s header earned them a deserved point after Tjaronn Chery’s free-kick put Rangers ahead, and Coyle is convinced they are improving.“There’s no doubt about that,” Coyle said. “Our first two games of the season were very poor but from there we have progressively got better with each game.“Last week we were terrific against Fulham and we knew that with each game we were getting better.“We’ve brought a number of players in and the more you work together the more you see what type of team you’re going to be.“QPR are a good side but we’re disappointed to be leaving with a point because I felt we deserved to win.“The players showed real character and real spirit, which is required when things are going against you.“Regardless of how the game went, if we continue to perform consistently like that we will win games and will move up the table.“It’s not about a knee-jerk reaction after four or five games. It’s about 46 games and there’s work to be done.”See also:QPR v Blackburn – as it happenedChery’s sublime strike not enough for QPRHasselbaink insists QPR deserved moreQPR boss explains Polter substitutionQPR v Blackburn player ratingsQPR fans on Twitter praise ShodipoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Andre Iguodala believes he ‘can easily’ play past his current NBA contract

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!LOS ANGELES — As the Warriors gathered around for a film session, they did not just marvel at Kevin Durant’s scoring outburst or dissect the team’s high volume of fouls. They also admired Andre Iguodala for seemingly doing everything.“‘Oh to be 35 again,’” Warriors coach Steve Kerr remembered saying with playful sarcasm.Not many 35-year-old NBA players can offer …last_img

Sunwell Brazilian Virgin Lace Closure Human Hair Straight Free Part 4×4 Remy Lace Top Closure – After reading a number of reviews about this hair I felt like I should give it a try and was confident

first_img In excellent condition, very soft and looks very good would definitely buy from here again. I recently purchased a brazilian lace closure from shunwei and i received the product in great condition as it was as described, silky, straight moreover with bleached knots. Since then i have colored the hair and it is still as silky as the day i recieved it, with no shedding at all. I will be purchasing from them again and i would recommend anyone to buy their hair products from shunwei. Was so good even after wash definitely get it again and the price too. Beautiful ,arrived on timethanks sunwell. Is this a wig because i want a wig. I was very sceptical about ordering hair on amazon as i normally buy from ali express but i needed hair asap. After reading a number of reviews about this hair i felt like i should give it a try and was confident in buying. Hair came quickly (next day delivery if you have prime) hair feels lovely and soft lovely and is true to length and 1b colour (i was scared that it would come out a 2 as some sellers say 1b then when the hair comes it is more of a brown). The hair as no harsh smell which is good but always remember to wash your bundles before you install it anyway. One thing i will say is that if you are buying longer lengths of hair double it up as the longer the length the thinner the bundles. So for example if you buy 20 inch buy x2 so you can get it thicker of course if you prefer much thinner hair then that is fine. I have not installed the hair yet but i hope when i do it stays lovely for a long time. Here are the specifications for the Sunwell Brazilian Virgin Lace Closure Human Hair Straight Free Part 4×4 Remy Lace Top Closure:Factory Direct Sales, High Quality and Cheap Lace Closure. Grade 7A Brazilian Virgin Human Hair Lace Closure with Baby Hair, Natural and Healthy, No Tangle, No Shedding, No Smell.Hair Texture: Silky Straight Free Part Virgin Hair Closure. Hair Color: Natural Color, Can be Dyed and Curled According to Your Choice.Lace Size: 4×4″ Swiss Lace Medium Brown, Invisible Part Closure, Can be Bleached, Durable and Strong.Hair Density: 130% Density Remy Lace Closure, 25g-65g/pc, Full and Thick. Hair Length: 8inch-20inch. Please stretch the Human Hair Closure to BE STRAIGHT when measure it.The Registered Trademark & Reliable Brand, NOT AUTHORIZED any Other Seller to Sell. Easy to install and can be matched to your chose of hair weave. Just choose Lace Top Closure what you want. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-06-19 05:27:48Reviewed Item Sunwell Brazilian Virgin Lace Closure Human Hair Straight Free Part 4×4 Remy Lace Top Closure with Baby Hair Can be Bleached 130% Density Natural Color 8″Rating 5.0 / 5 stars, based on 13 reviews Posted on June 19, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Sunwell Really soft and no shedding so far but the parting is uneven and really difficult to fix. Very good product, according to my wife who used it. Reviews from purchasers :After reading a number of reviews about this hair I felt like I should give it a try and was confident 100% GREAT QUALITYBeautiful, arrived on time Thankslast_img read more

Can the sustained crop price rally continue?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grains — especially soybeans — have launched and sustained an impressive rally since mid-April. Old crop soybeans have seen a most unexpected rally into early June with the July CBOT reaching $11.69 early this month. The first week of April they were near $9.18. Think back for a moment to all of the negative news that has bombarded your mind all winter and spring. Much like a lingering morning fog. There was nothing but doom and gloom. Declining farm income, yet again this year, seemed certain. So farmers this spring did what they always do. The fields got planted to corn or soybeans. Brazil was destined to see soybean production of at least 100 million tons. That record number was expected to get even larger as harvest concluded. With huge world grain supplies, dreaded headlines of $2 corn and $7 soybeans seemed likely. Looking back, it was the perfect recipe for a surprise to even the biggest bear of the bears.What would change the doom and gloom? Only two things come to mind. It would have to be a weather problem somewhere in the world and or unexpected demand. Both seemed impossible at the March 31 planting intentions report. Then during April came the first blow to the bears, weather problems in South America. The rain events this spring for both Brazil and Argentina were both unexpected. First Brazil had drought conditions, which affected corn production, and ultimately their corn exports. Then Argentina experienced the other end of the spectrum with too much rain. Soybean harvest was delayed as well as quality declining. The kilometers-long harvest lines of trucks loaded with soybeans headed to the ports were nowhere to be seen in spite of boats waiting at the ports.Surprises are indeed why we see grain prices move in a quick and volatile fashion. Look back to February when many had expected U.S. ending stocks for new crop soybeans to be 700 million bushels. That was a bearish forecast for sure with prices possibly even falling below $7.Fast forward to the May 10 supply and demand report. With this report USDA provides their first estimates of grain usage and production for the new crop 2016 soybeans, corn, and wheat. This report projected new crop ending stocks for U.S. soybeans at 305 million bushels. The trade had thought the number would be near 400 million bushels. The big “miss” was instrumental in pushing November CBOT soybeans to $10.67 1/2, up 51.75 cents for the day.Soybean prices are not the only surprise of the past 70 days. July CBOT corn has moved from its winter and spring lows of $3.51, triggered the day after the March 31 bearish planting intentions report that put 2016 US corn acres at 93.6 million acres. The trade estimate was near 90 million acres. Earlier this month that same July CBOT contract reached $4.19. It gave many Ohio producers the opportunity to sell old corn close to $4 or higher. With the strongly positive basis levels seen at Ohio ethanol plants of 20 to 25 over the July, producers had the opportunity to obtain better levels than that magic $4 mark many had desired all winter long.Here are a couple of interesting points to keep in mind regarding additional demand. Remember, it can happen when least expected. It has again this year. Soybean exports from the U.S. in August are suddenly projected to be nearly twice the norm. China has been looking for soybeans in that time slot due to U.S. prices being cheaper than those more recently harvested in Brazil and Argentina. In addition, the U.S. is gaining corn export demand due to reduced production from Brazil. The additional bushels could reach near 275 million bushels. Suddenly U.S. corn demand could exceed 2016 production. Ending stocks could approach 1.8 billion bushels or less, not the 2.5 billion bushels or more thought possible several months ago.The price rallies this spring are totally absent of any U.S. weather issues. The soybean rally is mostly a function of money flow. Traders want in. They smell opportunity, which often brings additional volatility with wider daily price ranges.last_img read more

New Online Stress Course for Military Family Caregivers

first_imgThe Many Faces of Stress for Military Family Caregivers course was designed as a free online course to help family members better understand the multiple ways that providing care for their service member can be stressful and guide caregivers to resources that can help alleviate stress.To take the course, simply click on the Many Faces of Stress for Military Family Caregivers to begin.The course introduces and explains the concept of identity discrepancy in a way that caregivers can easily understand. Identity discrepancy is an incongruence or misfit between the responsibilities and tasks that a caregiver has assumed and his or her personal expectations regarding care responsibilities.While many people tend to believe that specific care tasks are the cause of stress for caregivers, identity discrepancy is often the major source of distress and it can lead to multiple types of caregiver stress. Using a story about Marie and Tony, fictional characters with a realistic caregiving background, the course demonstrates how caregiving changes the relationship between the caregiver and the care recipient creating identity discrepancy, which leads to caregiver stress.As caregivers move through the course they will be challenged to answer a series of specific questions that will help them identify the types of stress they are experiencing and lead them to resources that will help them. Each caregiver will be encouraged to take at least one action step to alleviate his or her stress.Course content is based on research and publications by Rhonda J.V. Montgomery, Ph.D. and Karl D. Kosloski, Ph.D. The course was originally developed for the U.S. Army Soldier and Family Assistance Centers (SFAC) but is available online for public use. *Note: Google Chrome browser is not compatible for this course system.last_img read more

Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane

first_img December 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 14, 2018 Pacific Beach holds 1st annual Ecodistrict Holiday Lane 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPACIFIC BEACH (KUSI)- Tonight, Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach was turned int an outdoor holiday village. It was the first annual PB Ecodistrict Holiday Lane.Neighbors and local business owners in the community celebrated the holidays with art, music, food and shopping but the theme was all about protecting the environment.KUSI’s Mark Mathis was at this event earlier and has more on the story. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more