According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the government has distributed around 40,000 protective equipment to the Jakarta administration.Read also: COVID-19: As Jakarta braces for lockdown, Bali reports zero local transmissions Around 25,000 will be sent to Semarang in Central Java, Surabaya in East Java and Bali on Monday. Central Java, East Java and Bali have recorded 15, 41 and three cases, respectively. Another 25,000 will be distributed to Banten, Bogor and other areas in West Java as the closest regions to Jakarta. Banten and West Java have recorded 47 and 59 cases, respectively.“[Meanwhile], 10,000 units will be stored as backup,” BNPB spokesperson Agus Wibowo said in a statement on Monday. “Each Regional Military Command, as the Regional Task Force [for COVID-19] will receive the protective gear and distribute them,” he added.A shortage of protective gear has affected hospitals across the country as they struggle to handle a rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 patients and suspects, with some resorting to donations. (mfp)Topics : The government will distribute 100,000 personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and hazmat suits to medical workers treating COVID-19 patients to better safeguard them against the disease,The death toll from COVID-19 in Indonesia has risen to 48, with 10 more deaths among the 514 cases reported nationwide, Health Ministry disease control and prevention director general Achmad Yurianto announced on Sunday.Jakarta medical personnel will be prioritized and the first to receive the protective gear, having recorded the biggest increase in infections and deaths. Six new fatalities on Sunday brings the total number of related deaths in the capital to 29.
Wolf Administration to Use 21st Century Cures Grant Funding to Further Expand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 15, 2017 Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced that medical institutions and organizations are now able to apply for one of four $1 million grants to further combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. These grants will establish the Pennsylvania Coordinated Medication-Assisted Treatment (PacMAT) program.“Currently, only one in 10 individuals with substance use disorder who need treatment receive treatment; I am committed to changing that,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “PacMAT will allow us to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment to uninsured, underinsured, and privately insured patients who are suffering from the disease of addiction.”Working together, the departments of Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) will award the grants chosen for the PacMAT program. The grants are funded through the 21st Century Cures grant, a $26.5M federal grant received by the Wolf Administration to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD).Through PacMAT, organizations and institutions will create a hub-and-spoke network of health care providers to provide access to MAT for patients who are suffering from opioid use disorder. The Wolf Administration implemented a similar concept in 2016 called Centers of Excellence. These centers expand access to treatment for the Medicaid population and are responsible for both the behavioral and physical health needs, as well as the social support needs of the patient, and must expand access to MAT.“Substance use disorder does not discriminate based on income, race, gender, age, or where you live,” said Acting Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine. “Every Pennsylvanian knows and loves someone that is battling addiction. The Wolf Administration is attacking this epidemic from all angles, and these grants are another tool in our arsenal.”The hub is defined as a centralized addiction specialist physician-lead team who will provide support and other services to the spokes, which are defined as the primary care providers who will provide treatment to patients in their community. Patients will receive consistent addiction counseling from drug and alcohol providers in their community identified and coordinated by the hub.“Families continue to be ravaged by the disease of addiction and we must stop the momentum of this epidemic,” said Jennifer Smith, acting secretary of DDAP. “This new grant funding for PacMAT will help us better meet the outpatient treatment needs of those individuals with substance use disorders.”The Wolf Administration holds the fight against heroin and prescription opioids as a top priority. To continue the battle against the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf, working with the General Assembly, has included the following in the 2017-18 budget:Expanding access to life-saving naloxone by providing $5 million through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to first responders, law enforcement, and other public entities across the commonwealth;Maximizing federal 21st Century Cures Act funding, which includes $26.2 million in each of the next two years for Pennsylvania, to expand access to treatment services, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured; andProviding $2 million to expand specialty drug courts to expand treatment strategies that divert offenders into more meaningful treatment and recovery.Some of the administration’s other initiatives to fight the opioid epidemic include:Working with the legislature to establish a new law limiting the number of opioids that can be prescribed to a minor and to individuals discharged from emergency rooms to seven days;Strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) through the legislative process so that doctors are required and able to check the system each time they prescribe opioids and benzodiazepines;Increasing the number by 25 of rural Medicaid providers who are able to prescribe MAT through funding from a federal grant;Forming new prescribing guidelines to help doctors who provide opioid prescriptions to their patients, including guidelines specific to orthopedics and sports medicine;Creating the warm handoff guideline to facilitate referrals from the emergency department to substance abuse treatment;Teaming with the legislature to establish education curriculum on safe prescribing for medical schools;Educating and encouraging patients to properly use, store and dispose of unused prescription medications through drug take-back initiatives, and expanding the number of drug take-back locations to more than 600; andIncreasing the availability of naloxone.To apply for the grant and for more information on PacMAT, visit this link.
ELLSWORTH — Two hundred competitors from all over Maine and Canada competed in Tracy’s Karate’s 98th home tournament.Students ages 4 to 75 competed in fighting and throwing events. Two hundred trophies and medals were awarded in 50 different divisions.Students who placed first, second or third in this tournament automatically qualified for the “Tournament of Champions” at the Team Fighting Competition on Oct. 24 at the Bucksport High School.Immediately following the tournament, the Maine Ketsugo Karate Association held Black Belt testing at the Maine Headquarters on the Bangor Road. More than 100 active Black Belts make up the MKKA throughout Maine, Canada and Arizona.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSeventeen students were promoted to either first degree Black Belt or higher. Those students included: senseis William Wilson, Aidan O’Connor, Sarah Jae MacDonald, Ezra Johnson, Adam Edgerly, Lincoln Johnson and Rachel Johnson (all first degrees); senseis Nick Palator, Chris Dyer, Mitch Wheeler and Cameron Sarchi (all second degrees); masters Kevin Murphy, Shawn Murphy and Beth Murphy (all fifth degrees); masters Eric Tracy and Walter Garnett (eighth degrees); and Master Dave Ash (ninth degree).
The pair, who owned an Argentine company called Cross Trading, then allegedly sold the rights for a price almost three times higher to Teleamazonas, a broadcaster in Ecuador, the reports said.Reuters, which has not seen the documents, was unable to confirm this.Both are among several dozen soccer officials indicted in the United States as part of a huge graft scandal which has swept the game and thrown FIFA into turmoil.“I am dismayed and will not accept that my integrity is being doubted by certain areas of the media, especially given that UEFA has already disclosed in detail all facts regarding these contracts,” Infantino said in a FIFA statement.“I would like to state for the record that neither UEFA nor I have ever been contacted by any authorities in relation to these particular contracts,” he added.“Moreover, as media themselves report, there is no indication whatsoever for any wrongdoings from neither Uefa nor myself in this matter.”Infantino was elected as head of FIFA in February, vowing to lead the soccer body out of years of corruption and scandal which saw his predecessor Sepp Blatter banned for six years.The documents were part of the 11 million that were leaked from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in what have become known as the Panama Papers.While offshore accounts are not in themselves illegal, the documents have caused public outrage over how the world’s rich and powerful are able to move money around and avoid taxes.Mossack Fonseca, which specialises in setting up offshore companies, denies any wrongdoing.Reuters has not seen the documents and cannot verify the media reports.UEFA was also dismayed at the media reports, which it said were a slur on Infantino.“There was never any suggestion that anything improper took place,” it said, adding that the media had “misrepresented” the facts without elaborating.“This attempted slur on (Infantino)’s character and on the reputation of UEFA, based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever, is not only a sad day for football but also a sad day for journalism.”It added that the broadcast rights in question “were awarded after an open tender conducted by TEAM Marketing (UEFA’s broadcasting and marketing partner), acting on behalf of UEFA.”“The rights were awarded to Teleamazonas/Cross Trading because they made the highest offer on the market.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Recently-elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino was “dismayed that his integrity was being doubted” in media reports about a contract he signed several years ago, the global soccer body said in a statement on Tuesday.The reports from multiple news organisations, citing leaked documents, said Infantino had signed off on a contract with two Argentine businessmen, Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who were later indicted in the United States.Reuters could not determine if the contract Infantino signed was related to the conduct underlying the indictments.The reports said Infantino, at the time an official with European soccer body UEFA, signed a contract with the pair for the broadcast rights to Europe’s elite Champions League club competition in South America.
Awaiting his next target, the “Kentucky Headhunter” stakes his place on the mat.Thus far, the Headhunter has claimed 20 victims — only four have gotten away.For the deadly assassin’s efforts, he has been recognized as the No. 16 in the nation in his weight division.But contrary to his nickname, redshirt freshman Kyle Ruschell — a born-and-raised Kentuckian — is hardly cold blooded, let alone prone to murder and staking heads to define his lot.No, Ruschell is more comparable to a kid stuck in a man’s body. At least that’s what wrestling head coach Barry Davis says.”He’s like a kid because he’s out there having fun,” Davis said. “He’s like a little kid in a candy shop — he’s fun to be around.”Not complaining about head coach Davis likening him to a kid in a candy shop, Ruschell added, “If you’re not having fun, why do it? I go out there, have fun, do what I need to do to win.”His childlike awe for the game and spirited nature certainly has its advantages. “I don’t like to go into a match all intense and stiff, because then you’re not moving correctly when you’re out there,” Ruschell said.Ruschell is 20-4 this season, including a 12-3 dual record, and has found himself ranked No. 16 in the country at 141 pounds. Going from watching on the sidelines as a redshirt to putting up solid numbers on the mat goes to show just how far Ruschell has come.Davis attributes his player’s success to a strong summer program and Ruschell believes taking a redshirt last season is the reason behind this season’s success.”I think it was a good thing for me to sit out,” Ruschell said. “I come from Kentucky, [so] I never really saw Big Ten, Division I stuff before until last year. I [learned] what it was about and everything [from] how to control my weight and lift and get bigger, stronger and maintain that throughout the season.”Doing that last year helped me this year.”The urge to follow his older brother’s every move sparked the younger Ruschell’s wrestling career.”My older brother started wrestling a year before me, and his best friend in high school got him into it,” Ruschell said. “And being the younger brother, you always want to the same thing as your older brother, and I got into it.”At first, the sport for the playful kid seemed unfair because his brother knew more and would use Ruschell as his practice dummy.Soon, however, the Kentucky Headhunter learned the trade and quickly picked up the sport. He finished his high school career holding a 191-18 record.Entering college, Ruschell was small. He stood a few inches north of 5 feet and weighed 112 pounds. Now, he is listed at 5-foot-6 and weighs in at 141 pounds.”I expected myself to be small coming in just because I was small my whole life. I wrestled 112 and 119 my senior year of high school,” Ruschell said. “But right away, I grew and gained 10, 15 pounds right when I got here.”The sudden growth spurt and gain in weight shouldn’t come as a surprise, Davis says, because Ruschell’s dad is 6 feet tall and 220 pounds, and his older brother is similar in stature.Aside from the growth spurt, Ruschell’s workout routine has contributed to his size, and he exercises all the time.”Even days we’re off, I’m usually coming in here at least once just to maintain my weight,” Ruschell said. “Either get a run in, cardio or lift if my weight’s fine. I do rope climbs everyday. Coach tells me to do those to keep my body — get my natural strength.”Although pleased with his drastic climb into the national spotlight, Ruschell — along with the rest of his teammates on the No. 15 and undefeated Badgers — wants more. He wants to be the best.”I’m happy where I’m at,” Ruschell said. “And coming from Kentucky, it’s awesome. People from Kentucky are always telling me how proud they are, but I think I can do better. I’m not where I want to be yet. I want to be the best in the nation, so 16th isn’t even close yet.”In order to get better, Davis says Ruschell must become a little bit more offensive on the mat. Davis added he tries to counter what the opponent is doing too much.If he succeeds in that, Davis thinks he could very well finish as high as eighth before season’s end.And he still has three years left.So while Ruschell’s demeanor and personality hardly justify his nickname, opponents beware — looks can be deceiving. The Kentucky Headhunter will leave his mark on many more grapplers in the weeks and years to come.
View Gallery (2 Photos)INDIANAPOLIS — When Butler faces Michigan State in Saturday’s first semi-final game of the Final Four, its small school, underdog story will manifest itself in ways beyond the court. Like in the coaches’ wallets.In terms of the pay of the head coaches, Butler vs. Michigan State is a David vs. Goliath matchup. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will make more than $3 million this year, making him one of only a handful of coaches in America above that threshold. Butler coach Brad Stevens’ guaranteed income for this school year falls below $400,000.Pay gaps like this one are among the revelations in a new USA Today study that was published Friday in partnership with the IU National Sports Journalism Center. The study explored the coaches’ salaries of the 65 teams in the 2009 NCAA men’s tournament. More than half the teams in last year’s tournament featured a coach with a contract guaranteeing at least $1 million, and nine coaches made above $2 million. Four teams (Duke, Louisville, Kansas and Michigan State) paid its coach at least $3 million.In a similar report from USA Today in 2006, only one coach – Kentucky’s Tubby Smith – earned more than $2 million.Former University of Virginia men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao, now the president of the Indianapolis-based Black Coaches and Administrators, told IU journalism students this week that coaches’ salaries reflect the fact that college basketball is now a “multi-million dollar business.”For a team like Michigan State, “multi-million” defines its athletic budget. The Spartans’ athletic program had operating revenue of $79.3 million, and $81.4 million in total operating expenses in 2008-09, according to another USA Today report published in January.Izzo, who is coaching in his sixth Final Four this weekend, will earn $3,083,300 in income this academic year, and potentially another $850,000 in incentives. In the study, Izzo only trailed Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville’s Rick Pitino and Kansas’ Bill Self in annual income.During a news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Friday, Izzo said coaches now must spend more time dealing with players in off-court situations. But he also said that, in the big picture, not much has changed for coaches during their careers.“I don’t think there are a million things that have really changed,” Izzo said.So why do coaches’ salaries continue to increase?For one thing, college basketball is a thriving business.“I think it’s like anything else, it’s what the market bears,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said.Krzyzewski, the highest paid coach in the study with $4.1 million in compensation this school year, echoed Huggins.“If you’re at a program for a long time, if you’re at a school for a long time, you become much more than just a basketball coach at the school,” Krzyzewski said Friday. “You become an ambassador for the school.”For his part, Leitao said that with higher salaries come heightened expectations. He speaks from experience. Two years after being named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, Leitao resigned amid school pressure after a 10-18 season and last place finish in the ACC.“The expectations are monumental in what the administration wants a coach to do,” Leitao said. “It has become a lot more difficult job.”For schools outside the major power conferences, the expectations often remain high, even if the pay isn’t.For example, Wake Forest was the only tournament qualifier last year from the major six major college athletic conferences that paid its coach under $1 million. In contrast, no coaches from the non-power conferences reached seven figures. Portland State qualified for the 2009 tournament with coach Tyler Geving making $120,000 per year.One goal for smaller schools often is for the institution to earn name recognition through the tournament, such as Butler this season or George Mason, which made a Final Four run in 2006. In an effort to do that, Leitao said coaching turnover becomes more prevalent. This year, 30 schools have made coaching changes since the end of the regular season, and 23 of the coaches are from non power-conferences.“The upside of those expectations is a Butler, which has become the darling of the NCAA Tournament,” Leitao said. “The downside is coaches losing their jobs – a lot unfairly.”For schools small and large, Leitao doesn’t think the increased salaries will slow down.“I don’t see salary caps coming for coaches,” Leitao said. “Is there going to be a day when a college coach makes $5 million or $7 million? The money keeps rolling in and it has got to go somewhere.”A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Overview Malachi Richardson – Matt JonesCreate bar charts Dajuan Coleman – Marshall PlumleeCreate bar chartsBig NumbersDuke’s 86.9 points per game ranks second in the NCAA.The Blue Devils make 8.8 3-pointers per game, which leads the ACC. Duke shoots 39.4 percent from beyond the arc, but Syracuse has held its last three opponents to just 17.7 percent from 3-point land. Comments Player ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Gbinije – Grayson AllenCreate bar charts Tyler Roberson – Brandon Ingram Create bar charts Published on January 18, 2016 at 9:30 am Contact Jon: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jmettus Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. Duke Create bar charts Related Stories Syracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 20 DukeBeat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse’s matchup with No. 20 Duke Trevor Cooney – Luke Kennard Create bar charts
Real Betis selects Betway as its official shirt sponsor August 10, 2020 Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Share Of the decision to invest in BIG, Sood commented: “Initially we were approached by BIG, asking for a sponsorship. We immediately fell in love with the idea of supporting a German allstar team.“We were discussing sponsorships for multiple teams in the recent past, but somehow it never felt right. We even discussed the possibility of team ownership with some of our star investors. We met this dream half way with BIG. We are not only partnering up with BIG, we are actually investing in them! We want to create value for the team but at the same time we are completely hands-off when it comes to the daily operation or anything roster related. We support them through financial backing and business development.”Expect to see more involvement from the world of betting in esports this year. GG.Bet is another esports focused operator which has sponsored a number of teams including Fnatic, Na’Vi, Luminosity and more whilst Betway signed a six figure partnership with Ninjas in Pyjamas late last year. Share Related Articles Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Esports betting specialist Unikrn has invested in Berlin based CS:GO outfit BIG (Berlin International Gaming).This is the second such team investment the company has made. Back in late 2015 it launched an all-female pro team in CounterStrike with Sood a keen advocate of gender equality in esports.Rahul Sood, UnikrnAt the time, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood said: “The time is now for a women’s professional gaming team to take center stage, and we have the team to do it. At Unikrn, we’re big advocates for women in tech, and specifically women in esports, and we’re thrilled to see Team Unikrn take the world of CS:GO by storm.”This latest move into Berlin based org BIG surprised some as Unikrn do not currently hold a gambling licence to operate in Germany, but perhaps this is a sign of things to come. Following the announcement of this partnership BIG enjoyed an excellent weekend at Dreamhack Leipzig, and only just missed out on leaving as champions after they were undone by FlipSid3 Tactics in the final.Few expected such a performance from BIG and they’re now being seen as one to watch in 2017. Unikrn’s backing should ensure they can continue to grow and expand their brand too.
‘Workrate’ has always been Andre Ayew’s middle nameFirst, it was Jordan, now Andre…I doubt either of them see the Ayew line continuing this way Andre has been spreading a lot of Christmas cheer and the Swansea fans are all too happy to replicate the love, so much so that Twitter’s character limit might not be enough. With the January transfer window just days away, there’s some fear that Andre might seek a future elsewhere.Please don’t leave us you beautiful man #YJB— Josh ⚽️🦢 (@SCFC_Josh1) December 21, 2019 Swansea’s playoff hopes might rest on the shoulders of one 30-year-old manWhat a player! Insane again André, please stay in January! We need you! Class game today, keep it up, YJB!— Rhys 🦢 (@SCFC_Rhys) December 21, 2019And it’s not just Swansea fans who want Andre Ayew at the clubLooking forward to seeing you in the white of Leeds next month 😉— Maesglas Football Club (@MaesglasFC) December 21, 2019Watch Ayew’s goal belowRight place ✅Right time ✅🎬 Watch extended highlights of yesterday’s win…👉 https://t.co/V4pg4Zw9Q4 pic.twitter.com/I05CG0Txdw— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 22, 2019 Andre Ayew’s winner against Luton Town sparked wild celebrations from the Swansea players, fans and coaching staff at the stadium.This excitement spread onto social media where the Jack Army could barely contain their joy.The Black Stars captain’s crucial goal this weekend was just one in a series of important strikes for the Welsh Club in the Championship this season.He has scored five goals in his last six games and eight in total, in the league.None of the previous nine was, however, as dramatic as Saturday’s 82nd-minute chested finish which took Swansea 6th.The side’s fans on Twitter shared in the joy with many praising Ayew for his form.Here are some of the best tweets:Swansea fans haven’t always been Andre’s biggest fans but this season, he’s certainly endeared himself to them. Don Ayew, class as always mate— luke (@Bxrsant) December 21, 2019Sure, this is not dramatic at all…
Eternal West African foes, Nigeria and Ghana have another opportunity today to revive their rivalry as the home-based Eagles take on the Black Stars in the second semi-final of the 2014 African Nations Championship in South Africa.Before the top-of-the-billing clash at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, Libya and Zimbabwe will battle for the other ticket at stake.Since last Saturday when both Nigeria and Ghana secured the semi final tickets, aficionados of the game in the continent knew that memories of this edition of CHAN will be one to treasure. Despite this showdown devoid of high-profile foreign-based player the mind-game being played by both sub-regional rivals has helped to add quality to the competition.The player who played a major role in reviving Eagles when Morocco was three goals up in the quarter final, Ejike Uzoenyi, insists Nigerians have nothing to worry about today. “At this point we don’t fear (Ghana); we can only respect them for reaching this stage because it’s not easy.”He however admitted that football fans in the country should not look forward to an easy match.“One fact remains, nobody should expect an easy match but my belief is that having eliminated South Africa and Morocco, we can’t hope for anything less than the cup,” stressed the petit- bomber.His captain and first choice goal keeper of the team, Chigozie Agbim also re-echoes Uzoenyi’s desire to play in the final after overcoming the Ghanaians today.“Our desire in every game is to win and I believe in the semifinal, we will win by the grace of God. “We came to compete. So, any day we can play against any country. We are not afraid of any country, including Ghana,” stressed Agbim.Agbim assured Nigerians that Eagles would strive not to repeat the kind of mistakes they made against Morocco when they were trailing 3-0 at half time.“We have learnt our lessons and it will not happen again,“ he further assured.Eagles coaching crew led by Stephen Keshi should be happy now that right-back, Solomon Kwambe, is now available for selection after serving a one-match ban.How the Black Stars will survive their goal scoring problem remains an uphill task for Coach Maxwell Konadu and his colleague. They have just a miserly four goals to show so far as against the 12 that the Eagles have pumped into opponents’ goals.“Our attack has been such that we only manage one goal per match but we have been defending very well. That for me is a sign of a team that is progressing and I don’t think it is a bad thing to defend very well,” coach Konadu admitted on Monday. “It is also important to score goals but in cases when you score one goal in a match and manage to defend it, that means you will win.”Luckily for him, the trio of Michael Akuffo, Abeiku Ainooson and Kwabena Adusei, who picked up knocks in the quarter-final clash against DR Congo are now available for selection.Right-back Godfred Saka, who picked up a foot injury in the second Group C match against Libya, is now ready for the clash with Nigeria.Nigeria has not defeated Ghana since 2006 when Eagles nicked a 1-0 win in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.