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  • Elevated risk: Jakarta public facility workers maintain routine with extra caution

    first_imgConcerned about the highly infectious coronavirus, Firmansyah Putra washes his orange uniform and takes a bath as soon as he arrives home from work.The 25-year old, who lives in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, then washes his hands and uses hand sanitizer before holding his 3-months-old son.A new father, Firman tries to apply a high standard of personal hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now the PPSU works five hours a day and there are no more roll calls nor morning briefings at the Sunter Agung subdistrict office [which is also the headquarters of his PPSU team],” he said.Firman said his superior, through WhatsApp’s group chats, often reminded the PPSU workers to maintain a physical distance as well as to wear masks and gloves during work hours.“And now, we are only allowed to gather in groups of no more than four people during breaks. Everyone must sit down [or stand] at least 1 meter from their peers,” he added.The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way people perform their duties, with many companies and institutions eliminating some tasks their workers normally do.Read also: COVID-19: Vacant roads, little activity mark first day of PSBB implementation in JakartaMany deem the orange troops “heroes” for ensuring the clean face of the capital.Apart from cleaning, the PPSU workers often perform jobs in residential areas, such as cleaning up mud or removing fallen trees.During the COVID-19 pandemic, Firman said, many subdistrict heads in Jakarta prohibited the orange troops from entering residential areas in an effort to prevent the workers from contracting the virus.“If the community unit [RW] head asked us, we would reject the request. They [RW management] need to handle their [cleanliness] issue using their own resources,” Firman said.According to Firman, the number of such requests has fallen a lot since the Jakarta administration called on the public to stay at home.North Jakarta Mayor Sigit Wijatmoko recently issued a circular stipulating that PPSU workers who are more than 50 years old, pregnant, breastfeeding mothers, suffer from hypertension, heart disease, lung disease or other underlying health problems should stay at home.In North Jakarta, all the orange troops working in the field and outdoors are given masks and hand sanitizer.Despite the reduced workload and shorter working hours, Firman said, the workers were paid their full salary.In addition to 2,000 orange troops in 267 subdistricts across the capital, Jakarta also employs contract workers for tasks under the Jakarta Water Resources Agency, Park and Forestry Agency and Bina Marga Road Agency.Jakarta Water Resources Agency head Juaini Yusuf, who heads around 7,000 contract workers known as the “blue troops”, said he had issued a similar circular aimed to protect the agency’s workers from the coronavirus.“The circulation is based on instructions issued by the World Health Organization [WHO] and the Jakarta Health Agency, as well as a Jakarta gubernatorial instruction on handling COVID-19,” he said, adding that handwashing and the use of face masks were mandatory for the blue troops, particularly those cleaning gutters.Read also: COVID-19: More regions request PSBB status as Indonesia sees big jump in infections, deathsAs frontline workers dealing with garbage, workers of the Jakarta Environment Agency must strictly follow health protocol during the pandemic, the agency’s spokesperson, Yogi Ikhwan, said.“All workers must wear complete personal protective equipment based on their work risk, practice physical distancing with a minimum of 1 m between workers and wash their hands before and after performing duties,” he said.The instruction applies to more than 13,000 workers under the Environment Agency – most of whom are assigned to collecting garbage, drive garbage trucks, clean rivers and reservoirs — and workers at the Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, West Java.The Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency has also issued a circular on COVID-19 prevention in ongoing projects, such as road repairs and overpass construction, stipulating that all projects must have a COVID-19 prevention task force and provide health facilities for workers.Topics : “My wife also reminds me to wash my hands and apply hand sanitizer often, as we now have a baby,” he told The Jakarta Post.“Given the news reports that people infected by the virus could be asymptomatic, it is better to take all necessary precautions,” he added.Firman works for the Jakarta Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU), widely known as the “orange troops” in reference to the color of the uniforms. Unable to work from home during the outbreak, they are at an elevated risk of contracting the virus.On regular days, he works eight hours, mainly to sweep major streets in Sunter Agung, Tanjung Priok. However, for the past 10 days, Firman has been working shorter hours, in line with a policy his office introduced to protect its workers from coronavirus infections.last_img read more

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  • Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Liverpool rival Alisson as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson

    first_imgArsenal star Bernd Leno hails Liverpool rival Alisson as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson Alisson has thrived at Anfield since joining the Reds in 2018 (Picture: EPA)He said: ‘Alisson is a goalie who has no fear – if he does something, he sticks to his decision.‘In his mind, he knows what to do and he doesn’t hesitate. That is natural goalkeeping, having no fear, reading the game and deciding.‘One of his big strengths is to stay calm in the high-pressure moments and making what look like natural, easy decisions, but they’re not easy because you always need perfect solutions and decisions. It’s a quality he has.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Petr Cech names Manchester United legend as his toughest opponentMORE: Jurgen Klopp names Steven Gerrard as the former player he would sign for Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 May 2020 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisement Comment Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has hailed Liverpool rival Alisson (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Bernd Leno has hailed Liverpool’s Alisson as the ‘most complete goalkeeper’ in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson.Brazil international Alisson has thrived at Anfield since signing from Roma in the summer of 2018, helping Liverpool win the Champions League and dominate the 2019-20 Premier League.Alisson and star defender Virgil van Dijk have been hailed for transforming Jurgen Klopp’s side into the best team in Europe and Arsenal’s Leno has also paid tribute to the Brazilian goalkeeper.Asked to name the best shot-stopper in the Premier League, Leno told Soccer Am: ‘For me it’s clear, it’s Alisson.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s good at everything and his stats are also very good. He’s played a number of big games for Liverpool and for me it’s clear that he’s the best goalkeeper at the moment.’Like Alisson, Leno also arrived in the Premier League two years ago and has largely impressed for Arsenal despite the club’s mixed form.Last month, Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg revealed the secret behind Alisson’s immediate success in England. Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • SHOCK! HORROR! Soccer star David Luiz will remain abstinent until marriage

    first_imgThe Independent 22 May 2015David Luiz has revealed he remains a virgin and will wait until he is married before having sex. The former Chelsea defender revealed his stance on sex-before-marriage alongside a picture of his recent baptism, which was conducted in the indoor swimming pool of his PSG team-mate Maxwell.Alongside an image from the ceremony posted on Instagram, the 28-year-old wrote “I have chosen to wait”. The Brazil international plans to remain abstinent until marrying girlfriend Sara Madeira.Luiz began his post on social media with a verse from the bible.“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)”http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/david-luiz-reveals-he-is-a-virgin-28yearold-former-chelsea-defender-to-remain-abstinent-until-marriage-10261654.htmllast_img read more

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  • Iheanacho scores season’s second goal

    first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Kelechi Iheanacho scored his second goal of the season on his second appearance as Leicester City grabbed a 3-1 win over Burton Albion.Iheanacho, who was making his second appearance in the League Cup this season, continued his goalscoring run in the competition having scored a goal in his side’s 4-0 win over Luton Town back in October.The Super Eagles forward gave Leicester City an early lead after slotting home Yoeri Tielemans’ assist in the seventh minute.In the 20th minute, the Belgian midfielder found the back of the net and doubled the lead for the visitors at the Pirelli Stadium.Iheanacho was in action for 66 minutes before he was replaced by Harvey Barnes, while his compatriot Wilfried Ndidi came on as an 88th minute substitute.The victory propelled Brendan Rodgers’ side into the quarter-final of the League Cup and also secured their third straight win across all competitions.Iheanacho, who is yet to play a Premier League match this season, will be hoping to play a part when Leicester City visit Crystal Palace for their next fixture on November 3.Tags: Kelechi IheananchoPirelli StadiumPremier LeagueWilfried Ndidilast_img read more

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  • Kohli goes past  Ganguly in ODI run-scoring charts

    first_imgVIRAT Kohli scored his 42nd ODI century in Port-of-Spain on Sunday against West Indies. Here are some of the milestones he passed on his way there.8 – Number of centuries against West Indies in ODIs. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more hundreds against a single opposition, which is nine against Australia. Kohli has eight tons against two other teams – Australia and Sri Lanka. Tendulkar also has eight hundreds against Sri Lanka. No other batsman has more than seven centuries against a single opposition.34 – Innings taken by Kohli to complete 2000 ODI runs against West Indies, which is the least by any batsman against a single opposition. The previous record was 37 innings by Rohit Sharma against Australia. Kohli is the first batsman to score 2000 runs against West Indies. The previous record was 1930 by Javed Miandad, whom Kohli passed in this innings.72.57 – Kohli’s average against West Indies, the best among all batsmen with 1500-plus runs against a single opposition. He has five hundreds in his last eight innings against West Indies.8 – Kohli is now the eighth highest run-getter in ODIs. He went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11,363 runs in this innings to take eighth position. Now only Tendulkar sits above him among Indian batsmen on the list.11 – Number of innings without a century by Kohli in ODIs before this knock. He played nine innings in the World Cup in England and Wales without getting to the three-figure mark. The last time he went more innings in a row without a century was 13 in 2015, which had also spanned the World Cup. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

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  • Poor league form not an issue for Kerry ahead of Tipp clash

    first_imgThe reigning provincial and All Ireland champions are just back from a training camp in Portugal while Tipp football is on a high with strong performances from the Minor, Under 21 and Seniors of late.Kerry legend Dara O’Cinneide feels the Kingdoms poor league form won’t be an issue for them this weekend but admits Tipp will pose a strong challenge.Throw-in is at 3.30 in Semple Stadium on Sunday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the game in association with O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill.last_img read more

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  • “What is Nigeria jollof?”: Sulley Muntari wades into jollof wars [VIDEO]

    first_imgGhana international Sulley Muntari has waded into the ‘Ghana Jollof vs. Nigeria Jollof’ debate and declared that there’s nothing like Nigeria jollof.The former Inter Milan and AC Milan star went live on his Instagram page for the first time last week to speak to fans and during the live session, he was asked to choose between Ghana and Nigeria jollof.He went straight to the point, saying people shouldn’t mention Nigeria jollof because it doesn’t exist in this world.“Of course, Ghana jollof,” he said with amazement. “No Nigerian jollof. You don’t say Nigerian jollof. It is Ghana jollof,”Watch the hilarious moment Sulley Muntari picked Ghana jollof over Nigeria jollof below. Source: Pulse Ghanalast_img read more

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  • Adusei saves Kotoko’s blushes in Champions League

    first_imgAsante Kotoko survived a home scare in the start of their CAF Champions League campaign to win 2-1 against Liberia’s B.Y.C on Sunday in Kumasi.The Porcupine Warriors needed two goals from the spot to overcome their opponents in the preliminary round stage of the competition.Ghana international Kwabena Adusei scored both goals for Kotoko.Adusei put Kotoko ahead before the Liberia side drew level to end the first half one goal apiece.After missing many opportunities, Kotoko earned another penalty and Adusei stepped up to dispatch it, a goal which gave the Porcupine Warriors the winner.The Porcupine Warriors will attempt to reach the group stages after failing to reach the last-eight in their previous campaign.last_img read more

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  • STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MAY 29, 2015

    first_imgRichard Baltas33113233%$438,970 John Sadler4257712%$245,488 Edwin Maldonado61812913%$337,200 Martin Garcia2463325%$156,710 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Eddie Truman1261150%$220,150 Mike Smith3077323%$591,060 Gonzalo Nicolas6966129%$213,758 Bob Baffert2052425%$216,560 Doug O’Neill601112618%$480,648 Jerry Hollendorfer43510612%$388,534 Felipe Valdez69710510%$291,880 Flavien Prat721515421%$921,830 Tyler Baze11320132118%$1,056,040 Joseph Talamo801451618%$544,728 Drayden Van Dyke5876612%$340,612 Peter Miller441011223%$373,710 Philip D’Amato38125432%$671,620 PLETCHER SEEKS OAKS GOLD WITH FEATHEREDMORENO HAS BIG GOALS BEYOND CALIFORNIANESPINOZA SIGNS ‘PHAROAH’ POSTERS TOMORROW FINISH LINES: Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, who goes for the Triple Crown a week from tomorrow aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes, will sign American Pharoah posters Saturday from 11:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens across from Champions! Gift Shop. The first 2,000 fans will receive the posters, which will be available free but limited to one per person and the patron must be present. Only the special giveaway posters will be signed, no outside memorabilia . . . Santa Anita will celebrate Belmont Stakes day with live racing, an Infield beer festival, live music, a Chandelier Room party, and more. Visit santaanita.com/events for package tickets and full details. Gates open at Santa Anita next Saturday at 8 a.m., with first post time 11:30 a.m. . . . Beholder worked six furlongs Wednesday in a bullet 1:11.20 for the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on June 13 and hopefully a belated meeting with Santa Margarita winner Warren’s Veneda, who was upset in the Grade I Vanity Stakes on May 9, a race Beholder missed due to a temperature. “She went real nice,” Richard Mandella said of Beholder . . . Laz Barrera winner Kentuckian, prepping for the Los Alamitos Derby on July 4, worked four furlongs Friday in a bullet 45.40 under Mike Smith for Jerry Hollendorfer. It was the fastest of 34 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 48.99. “He was doing it easy,” Hollendorfer said. Santa Anita clockers had a five furlong gallop out time of 57.80 . . . John Sadler has Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind ticketed for Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on June 20 . . . The races for leading jockey and trainer are thistight after 20 racing days. Tyler Baze leads Rafael Bejarano, 20-19, with Flavien Prat third at 15. Phil D’Amato tops the trainers with 12 victories, one more than runners-up Doug O’Neill and Richard Baltas, and two more than Peter Miller . . . Favorites at Santa Anita this meet are winning at 37.71 percent (66 of 175), above the national norm of about 33 percent. On dirt, favorites are winning at 38.84 percent (47 of 121) and on turf, 35.19 percent (19 of 54) . . . Trainer Edward Freeman and Tony Matos, agent for jockey Martin Garcia, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. Rafael Bejarano9019191721%$917,882 Fernando Perez751210916%$464,110 MORENO HAS BIGGER FISH TO FRY AFTER CALIFORNIANIf speed and class count for anything, Moreno is a legitimate morning line favorite in the Californian Stakes Saturday, even though trainer Eric Guillot would prefer to have another zero on the purse of $200,000 for the Grade II race at 1 1/8 miles, a forerunner to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27.“I wish there was another zero on there,” Guillot said. “That would be nice. But if things go well, there will be opportunities down the road.”They could include the Gold Cup, a “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race that gives the winner a fees-paid berth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31; the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar this summer; and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.“The plan is to run in the Gold Cup if all goes well,” Guillot said. “Then we would look at the Pacific Classic at Del Mar and beyond that the Breeders’ Cup, but everything would have to go right, of course.”Moreno, a 5-year-old gelded son of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, is approaching $3 million in career earnings, thanks mainly to his two-length win in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on April 18.While Moreno is winless at Santa Anita in eight starts, twice well beaten in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, in 2013 and again last year, when he was “slammed and steadied” at the start, the speedy bay has four seconds at The Great Race Place.He captured the Grade I Whitney at Saratoga last August.The field for The Californian, race No. 8: Big Cazanova, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Bailoutbobby, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Hard Aces, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Lideris, Joe Talamo, 30-1; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Moreno, Cornelio Velasquez, 8-5; Catch a Flight, Gary Stevens, 9-5; and Sammy Mandeville, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1.You Know I Know was scratched. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tiago Pereira3467418%$271,420 Richard Mandella2666423%$490,160 (Current Through Monday, May 25) GRASS IS GREENER FOR OAKS CONTENDER FEATHEREDFeathered made her first seven starts on dirt, winning only a maiden allowance race but placing in a pair of Grade I stakes, the Frizette and the Starlet as a two-year-old, not to mention a solid fourth-place performance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, beaten only a length by champion Take Charge Brandi.But her breeding suggested she might like the turf, whereupon trainer Todd Pletcher tried her in the Grade III Edgewood at Churchill Downs on May 1. She led the seven-horse field throughout, winning the 1 1/16-mile race by two lengths.Next up: Saturday’s Grade I American Oaks at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita.“We decided we wanted to give her a try on the grass because she’s out of a Dynaformer mare and had a hunch that she would like it,” Pletcher said by phone from New York where he is preparing three horses for possible starts in the June 6 Belmont Stakes.“It was the first time we put her on grass. We didn’t even have the opportunity to breeze her on it before that. She took to it well and once she ran well, we decided to take a look at the American Oaks. She’s trained well, travel arrangements worked out, and (former Pletcher assistant) Mike McCarthy will look over her while she’s at Santa Anita.”Feathered, a bay daughter of 1998 Santa Anita Derby winner Indian Charlie out of the Dynaformer mare Receipt, is owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. She has a 2-2-1 record from eight starts with earnings of $400,974 and will be ridden by Santa Anita’s leading rider, Tyler Baze.McCarthy said Feathered arrived Wednesday night and “couldn’t be doing any better.”Pletcher, meanwhile, hopes to derail American Pharoah’s Triple Crown express in the Belmont with perhaps Carpe Diem, Materiality and/or Madefromlucky. “We have three currently in training that are possibilities,” said Pletcher, the nation’s leader in purse earnings this year with just over $9.2 million, some $1.7 million more than runner-up Bob Baffert.“Materiality unfortunately missed the break in the Derby. He got way back, then closed very well and has trained well since then,” Pletcher said.Carpe Diem finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby, while Materiality was an eventful sixth, closing from 17th at the mile marker in the 1 1/4-mile classic.The Equibase chart reads: “MATERIALITY hesitated at the break to be away last, dropped well off the early pace, lost ground four wide down the backstretch, remained four wide to the head of the lane, angled to the inside of a tiring Mr. Z in upper stretch, flashed some interest gaining to mid stretch but failed to seriously sustain.”The field for the American Oaks, which goes as the fifth of nine races: Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 2-1; Dating Lady Luck, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; Feathered, Tyler Baze, 7-2; Sharla Rae, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; Mrs McDougal, Gary Stevens, 5-2;and Consumer Credit, Flavien Prat, 3-1.Strict Compliance was scratched. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Wonlast_img read more

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  • Clarke expects high class meet

    first_imgCalabar High’s head coach, Michael Clarke, is promising a high-class performance at home when the school hosts the inaugural McKenley-Wint Invitational Track and Field meet tomorrow.”We are really excited about the meet tomorrow and the guys are upbeat after training on the new synthetic track last Tuesday. They really want to do something special,” said Clarke.Clarke, who has coached three high school teams to top Boys’ Championships, is very confident that with the new track, it will be even harder for any team to wrest the title from them this year.”Training on the school campus is a great plus for the team and the institution as the boys will not have to travel away from school, and also, it has cut down on transportation costs as this money can go somewhere else in the programme,” he said. “It will be a family affair as we expect many past students to be present,” he continued.Calabar is the first local high school to have its own synthetic running track. The opening and dedication of the new track will take place today at a ceremony starting at 1 p.m. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will be the main speaker at today’s function.last_img read more

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