LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Forgot Password ? Linkedin After a raucous congress last week, Zulkifli Hasan has secured his second term as National Mandate Party (PAN) chairman. But the shift in political landscape caused by the general election and formation of a new government coalition may bring a new journey for the party that had been part of the government during the first term of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Zulkifli, who has become the first chairman to serve two periods in the party, said PAN would neither become part of the government coalition nor the opposition.“I did not support Pak Jokowi [in the 2019 election], so we cannot join [the government], let us be,” he said on Wednesday while closing the congress in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi as quoted by Antara.He said the party would become “a critical partner” that would provide solutions for the country’s p… Log in with your social account Google Facebook PAN Zulkifli-Hasan 2020-regional-elections Jokowi-second-term Joko-Widodo amien-rais
BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government is requiringall travelers arriving from Metro Manila to undergo a 14-day home quarantineupon their arrival in the province. These passengers will be considered aspersons under monitoring (PUMs) as stated in Executive Order No. 20-13 issuedby Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, adopting unified protocols on the border andintra-province control for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The PHO will also identify a holdingquarantine area for patients of COVID-19, in conjunction with the ProvincialHospital Operations Department. (WithPNA/PN) Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson In EO No. 20-13, Lacson added that allprotocols for patient management will be disseminated by PHO, which will alsoestablish a COVID-19 hotline manned by competent medical personnel. Lacson issued the order establishingthe unified protocols after a discussion with the PHO personnel and provincialofficials during the Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases meeting atthe Capitol Social Hall. “We have to be responsible Negrenses.If we are not, it may be that your relative will get sick of Covid-19. That isprecisely what we’re trying to avoid, that COVID-19 will come in here,”the governor said in an earlier interview. As of Friday, Negros Occidental has 64PUMs from the initial 133, after 69 of them already completed the 14-dayself-quarantine and cleared of possible infection. “While this is voluntary, I hope(we will) all be responsible and make this small sacrifice. The net effect ofthis, if COVID-19 will come in, then we will have a bigger problem,” thegovernor added. In the order, Lacson said the homequarantine will be supervised by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) incoordination with the component city or municipal health office where the PUMresides.
Press Association Jack Wilshere has apologised if his anti-Tottenham chants during the FA Cup victory parade on Sunday caused any offence. However, chair of the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association Lois Langton believes Wilshere has been unfairly criticised. Langton told Press Association Sport: “Much is often made of the so-called disconnect between modern-day players and supporters. It is hardly surprising that players are cautious about wearing their hearts on their sleeves if the reaction to Jack Wilshere is anything to go by. “No doubt Arsenal will be obliged to remind him of his duties when representing the club in public, but Jack Wilshere showed yesterday that he totally understands what it is to be an Arsenal supporter. “He has been with us since he was nine years of age and, for him, winning with Arsenal means celebrating with supporters. “Jack simply reflected what is sung on the terraces up and down the country, week in and week out – the Spurs supporters have exactly the same songs for us.” Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust declined to make any comment on the matter when contacted by the Press Association on Monday morning. Wilshere’s actions off the pitch may have grabbed the headlines, but there is a growing feeling this Arsenal squad can now go on to challenge for the Premier League title. Wenger is expected to further strengthen the group in the summer, with the likes of England midfielder James Milner and veteran Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech reported targets. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes results this season at places like Manchester City and Old Trafford have shown what Arsenal are capable of. He said: “We have learned in the big games how to manage them and it will be important to go into next season with that sort of mentality. “It is not an easy thing to do to win back-to-back FA Cups. We have set the bar and, hopefully, we can go on now. “If we can get off to a good start next year, put ourselves into contention we will have a good year and a successful challenge for the Premier League. “As long as we keep players fit throughout the season and not lose players in vital parts, I think we will have a great chance.” The England international earlier on Monday received backing from the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association, but also drew plenty of criticism, including from former Gunners’ striker Niall Quinn who said Wilshere had “overstepped the mark”. While falling short of saying sorry for making the remarks, Wilshere used a Twitter post to apologise to anyone who had been upset by them. “Sharing back2back Cup wins with so many amazing Gooners is a dream come true. Apologies if I upset or offended any of u with my celebrations,” Wilshere wrote. Wilshere is set to join up with England later this week for the June internationals, and there is no suggestion at the moment that the Football Association are looking into the matter. Arsenal, though, issued a swift apology during their in-house media broadcast of the event and are understood to have spoken to Wilshere about his conduct. Quinn felt Wilshere, who also recited a popular expletive-ridden chant about Tottenham as Arsenal celebrated their 2014 FA Cup final triumph, should have shown more constraint. The former Republic of Ireland international, who won the 1987 League Cup with Arsenal, said: “You want passion from your players, there is no doubt about that, but he has overstepped the mark once more. “I think most Arsenal fans and fans of any club love to interact with players and love to feel their passion, but he has pushed the boat out too far once again. H e has to act a little bit better from now on.” The 23-year-old, who came through the Arsenal youth ranks, took to the microphone to mock the club’s fierce rivals as the players celebrated on a stage outside the Emirates Stadium. In similar scenes to 12 months ago, Wilshere then proceeded to lead the massed ranks of Arsenal supporters in a chant which included expletives against Spurs, who again finished below their north London neighbours in the Barclays Premier League table.
(REUTERS) – Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players during their Premier League match on Saturday, the FA said yesterday.City striker Sergio Aguero committed a reckless tackle on Chelsea defender David Luiz during stoppage time, sparking a melee at the Etihad Stadium with players and coaching staff from both teams involved in ugly scenes.“Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour,” the FA said in a statement.“Both clubs have until 18:00hrs on December 8 2016 to respond to the charge.”Aguero and City midfielder Fernandinho were sent off and will serve four- and three-game bans respectively.Leaders Chelsea won the match 3-1 to move four points clear of fourth-placed City in the table.
The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (2-6-1, 0-0-1 Big Ten) backed into Friday’s contest against Maryland (4-3-1, 0-1-1), having lost four straight games with only a single goal scored throughout the slump.The reigning national champs came to the McClimon Soccer Complex, and the Badgers fought through rain to force a double overtime draw — the score line 0–0.Men’s Soccer: Badgers hope to snap losing streak against reigning NCAA champsThe UW-Madison men’s soccer team fell into a midseason slump two weeks ago, losing four straight games and getting outscored Read…Wisconsin was desperate for momentum following a losing streak that appeared, on paper, to have eliminated the high hopes for the team coming into 2019.The Badgers were met with immediate adversity however, as the Terrapins — Terps for short — applied early attacking pressure, getting 12 shots off and forcing goalie Dean Cowdroy to defend multiple set pieces.Cowdroy once again provided first-half heroics, recording six saves and keeping the Badgers level, despite a limited offensive presence — now the official Achilles heel of this Wisconsin team. The Badgers also struggled to control the ball and were dominated in possession time through the first 45 minutes.Men’s Soccer: Badgers look to right the ship following disappointing weekThe Wisconsin Men’s Soccer team dropped two critical non-conference games last week to Butler and Portland, mainly due to a Read…The second half saw the Terps down to 10 men, as a red card in minute 40 for Malcolm Johnston meant the Badgers had player leverage the rest of the way.Wisconsin capitalized on the advantage, recording 11 shots to Maryland’s five and balancing the flow of possession in the second half. Cowdroy tallied three additional saves in the second frame to keep the outnumbered Terps from seizing the lead.Then came the rain. Officials determined conditions were not sufficient for play to continue and suspended action for an hour and a half as overtime loomed. Both teams receded to the locker rooms and prepared for extra time.Badger soccer looks to gain momentum heading into Big Ten playThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team looks to bounce back following a disappointing performance at the Lakeside Classic in Read…After 90 minutes of play and another 90 of delay, the score remained level at 0–0. The two sides tiptoed through the opening period of OT but still failed to produce a goal. After zero shots were attempted, another period was necessary.Wisconsin managed two shots to Maryland’s one in the second overtime, but ultimately the conditions and strong defensive play ensured the outcome remained even at zero goals a piece.Though the Badgers only managed a draw on Friday, a result like this could be crucial for momentum as the remaining conference games approach.This marks the second year running in which the Badgers have played an otherwise formidable Maryland team surprisingly well, as they upset the Terps last season en route to an impressive regular season. Moving forward, Wisconsin will hope to use the result to catalyze their attacking half and mimic the run of success from last season’s campaign.The Badgers’ next test will be at in-state rival UW-Milwaukee (4-5-0, 1-2-0 Horizon), before Big Ten play resumes Oct. 6 with opponent Michigan State.
In addition, the Hall of Fame will concurrently update Hill’s library file to fix his birth year.“New information has shown that the genealogical information and history of his birth were not correct,” said Brad Horn, senior director of communications and education at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.The organization’s formal acknowledgement of the new data is based on a packet of documentation and source materials Culpeper historian Zann Nelson submitted to them in January, following six months of intense research that included field visits to the local mountainside hamlet where Hill was born.“What this does is shed new light on the person of Pete Hill,” said Horn, adding, “Zann’s research was excellent.”In shedding that light, Culpeper can now officially lay claim to its second Hall of Famer, John Preston “Pete” Hill, born circa 1884, the son of former slaves, in the rural community of Buena, near Rapidan in the county’s southeastern corner. Eppa Rixey, a White National League ballplayer born 1891 in the town of Culpeper, was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1963, two months before his death.Hill was inducted posthumously into the Hall of Fame in 2006, more than five decades after his death in 1951. He went by the nickname Pete and was considered one of the greatest outfielders and hitters in Negro League history.“He was a hit machine,” noted baseball historian Phil Dixon at the time of his induction.During his 20-year career, Hill, standing a powerful 6-1 and weighing 215 pounds, hit better than .300 eight times and twice topped .400.“I’m yet to find a box score in which he doesn’t have a hit,” Dixon said.When Hill finally got his due from the Hall of Fame four years ago along with 16 other Negro League Players he was erroneously named “Joseph” on his plaque. Further, Hall of Fame library records and research reported that he was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1880.Baseball researchers from around the country have sought to right Hill’s personal Hall of Fame information for years, but it wasn’t until Nelson picked up the trail that things started happening.Former director of the Museum of Culpeper History, Nelson wrote a comprehensive three-part series, “Correcting History,” for the Star-Exponent and starexponent.com in December, documenting indisputable evidence that Joseph Hill was actually John Hill and that he was born in the rural south and not in urban Pittsburgh.“I am just ecstatic about being part of something that rights a pretty significant inaccuracy significant in the sense that this was a real, living human being,” Nelson said. “When the wrong name and wrong birthplace are given, the individual’s true heritage is eradicated.”Ron Hill of Penn Hills, Pa., the great-nephew of Pete Hill, agreed.“Up to this point, I didn’t know where we came from,” said the retired major with the Allegheny County Jail. “It has brought a lot of closeness to our family.”Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, Ron Hill had heard about a baseball player somewhere in the family tree, but never knew the extent of his great-uncle’s achievements.In fact, Pete Hill started his career with the Pittsburgh Keystones in 1899 before joining the Cuban X-Giants in 1901. The child of Lizzie Seals and Reuben Washington Hill, Pete, by 1900, had left his Virginia birthplace on the side of Cedar Mountain the same name as the Civil War battle that occurred nearby in 1862 and was living in Pittsburgh with his mother, stepfather and two brothers, census records show. Lizzie Seals was born 1857 in Orange County, just south of Culpeper, likely into slavery, contended Nelson.“I cannot find her father or Pete’s grandfather on his father’s side living as freemen in the 1860 census,” she said. “If they were free, they would have been listed.”Nelson believes Hill’s humble roots drove him to work harder, to do what was necessary to achieve more, even if meant leaving home.“They had their eyes set on something a whole lot better, and that is what they kept focusing on,” she said of struggles faced by Blacks in the newly emancipated South, and later the restrictive Jim Crow years.“They went where the work was where they could get an education. It’s those kinds of characteristics perseverance and resilience that were instilled in Pete and his siblings.”Ron Hill said today’s youth should embrace the example of his great-uncle.“Children today should be able to go out there and do anything,” he said. “He came out of nothing and made something of himself his mother was only 20 years out of slavery when she came to Pittsburgh.”Life in the North wasn’t easy for Black ballplayers of the time either, Ron Hill said, describing how if they wanted to eat in area restaurants, they had to go around back.“It was rough these guys went through hell,” he said.Nevertheless, many in the Negro League like Pete Hill accumulated impressive stats on the field. An outfielder for the Philadelphia Giants, Leland Giants and Chicago American Giants, Hill was a “giant among Giants,” the Hall of Fame described “one of the greatest line-drive hitters of his era.”As captain of the legendary Leland Giants, he helped lead them to a record of 123 wins and six losses. With Philadelphia, he participated in two league championships.Hill also starred in the Cuban Winter League, playing against major league clubs, including the Detroit Tigers and Ty Cobb.Pete Hill “could do anything a White player can do,” the Chicago Defender wrote in 1910. “He can hit, run, throw and is what is termed a wise, heady ballplayer.”Hill ended his baseball career in 1925 as manager/player with the Baltimore Black Sox and a career batting average of .326. Perhaps not coincidentally, Ron Hill sponsors the Pittsburgh Black Sox, a Little League team.In the 1920s, census records show Pete Hill living in Chicago with his wife, Gertrude, and son Kenneth. By 1930, he was divorced and living in Buffalo, N.Y., working as a railroad porter, which he did until his death some 20 years later, Nelson found.There, the trail of Pete Hill goes cold. Many of the same researchers dedicated to correcting the story of Hill’s roots are now focused on determining his final resting place. His death certificate only says that he was buried in Chicago.Researchers contend Hill is the only Hall of Famer whose burial site is unknown, though Horn, the organization’s communications and education director, said it is not uncommon for older inductees, particularly 19th century stars, to have unknown death sites.Either way, the fact that the Hall of Fame will verify and correct Hill’s first name and birthplace will hopefully go a long way in the search for his grave, a search that may include help from PBS’s “History Detectives,” according to Nelson.For now, the focus remains on what is to come in John “Pete” Hill’s legacy, that is, the unveiling of a new plaque Oct. 12, his birthday, in Cooperstown. When inducted the first time, no family members or supporters were present because Joseph Hill was unknown to them.This time, various family members from around the country plan to travel to New York for the redo. Relatives from Los Angeles, Boston, Ohio and Pennsylvania came to Culpeper last month to retrace their ancestor’s steps, proudly embracing their history.Horn said this is not the first time the Hall of Fame has recast a plaque. It’s the third this decade alone.In 2008, the Hall of Fame redid Jackie Robinson’s to reflect the star hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ contributions to breaking the race barrier.In 2000, the plaque of Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente Walker was redone to reflect Walker, his mother’s maiden name, as his last name. It was previously cast as Roberto Walker Clemente.“It’s important to have this information correct,” Horn said, noting Hill’s plaque was cast in 2006 using the best available information at the time. He said all the changes to Hill’s history would be made in unison.Kent State University professor Leslie Heaphy has written extensively on the Negro Leagues, including articles referring to Pete Hill as Joseph Hill from Pittsburgh. She said last week that Nelson’s updated information “continues to fill in the gaps of the Negro Leagues’ history, especially the earlier years.”“It is always important to try to be as accurate as possible with our understanding of history and facts,” she said. “We need to keep checking and finding new information and updating what we know so we are always learning.” “PETE” HILL by Allison Brophy ChampionCULPEPER, Va. (AP)—When the National Baseball Hall of Fame recasts the plaque of Negro League standout and Culpeper native “Pete” Hill later this year, changing his given name and birthplace, it will officially give Culpeper County its second inductee into the game’s most sacred institution. CAST IN BRONZE —This handout photo from the National Baseball Hall of Fame is the bronze Hall of Fame plaque of Pete Hill. Hill was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, July 30, 2006 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dr. Samantha Ritchie, Vantage PhysiciansColds are incredibly common, and they often involve sinus pain. You know the sensation –you go through a whole box of Kleenex, you feel crummy and have a low grade fever. Your sinuses feel stuffy and if you lean over, you get sinus pain. But is it a true bacterial sinus infection, and would antibiotics help?It turns out that almost all sinus infections are viral. According to Up To Date, only 0.5-2% of patients with sinus symptoms have bacterial sinus infections. The medical term for this is “bacterial rhinosinusitis.” That means that only 2 out of 100 patients with an upper respiratory infection and sinus symptoms will benefit from antibiotics. Despite this, over 85% of patients who present with sinus symptoms in the United States are given antibiotics.The problem with overprescribing antibiotics is bacteria can quickly become resistant, and soon the antibiotics don’t work anymore. Antibiotics can also cause problems like diarrhea or allergic reactions.How can you tell if your head cold is likely to be a true bacterial sinus infection? It is generally not possible to tell a viral from a bacterial sinus infection in the first 10 days of illness based on history, exam, or even x-rays. However, here are three clues that point to a bacterial, rather than a viral cause:Persistent symptoms or signs of sinusitis lasting 10 or more days with no clinical improvementOnset with severe symptoms (fever > 102°F and thick, discolored nasal discharge or facial pain) lasting at least three consecutive days at the beginning of illnessOnset with worsening symptoms following a viral upper respiratory infection that lasted five to six days and was initially improvingRegardless of whether your sinus symptoms are caused by a virus or by bacteria, here are some things that may make you feel better:Analgesics like ibuprofen or TylenolNasal saline irrigation, with saline nasal sprays or a Neti PotNasal spray decongestants for no more than three daysOral antihistamine/decongestantsLying on a comfy sofa with a good book, preferably with a nice fire in the fireplaceThe next time you get a head cold, this information may help you decide whether you are best served by just waiting it out, or discussing your symptoms with your doctor.If you do not have your own family doctor, why not call Vantage Physicians? We are a Direct Medical Practice offering our patients same day/next day appointments. For $95 per month, you get your own personal physician, on call, 24/7. We offer traditional office visits where you are seen at your appointed time for 30-60 minutes, telephone calls directly with your physician and email visits. If you are tired of being treated like a number or a disease you will appreciate the doctors at Vantage Physicians, for more information check out our website at VantagePhysicians.net or call us at (360) 438-1161.
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe Olympia Fire Department was just notified by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that it’s insurance rating has been upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2. WSRB evaluates all Washington communities for their fire protection/suppression capability using a schedule approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WSRB assigns each community a Protection Class of 1 through 10, where 1 indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities, and 10 indicates the capabilities, if any, are insufficient for insurance credit.Our business community will have an opportunity to reduce their fire insurance costs by an estimated 15% or more. The Class 2 rating makes Olympia more attractive to businesses that may wish to relocate because of lower costs of doing business.During the grading process, the WSRB evaluated four major areas: Fire Department, water supply, emergency communications, and fire safety control (fire prevention, public education, and building code enforcement). The Fire Department was reviewed for distribution of fire stations, engine companies, ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, department personnel and training. The water supply was reviewed for fire flow capabilities, hydrant locations, and system maintenance. The community’s 911 system is evaluated on its ability to receive and handle calls for emergency services. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Division and Building Inspection Services were evaluated for their abilities to inspect new construction and existing businesses in the City, as well as application of local codes and ordinances. Olympia is one of only four fire departments statewide that have a Class 2 rating. Seattle, Bellevue, and Federal Way are the only other Class 2 rated communities. No one in the State of Washington has achieved a Class 1 rating.
Steve O’Meara’s trainer Jim McDonnell wants him to fight for a major title following his first-round demolition of fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms.O’Meara, 27, became the southern area light-middleweight champion at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on Friday by beating the previously undefeated Toms, who failed to beat the count after being floored by a crisp combination.The victory leaves O’Meara on course for a shot at the British title currently held by Manchester’s Prince Arron, while a challenge for Jamie Cox’s Commonwealth crown is also being considered.“If you hit them clean – and Steve hit him clean – they will go.”Like O’Meara, Swindon fighter Cox is under promoter Frank Warren’s umbrella, so a match could be made.“Steve’s very mature and mentally strong. I think he’ll fight for a major title in his next fight and I hope he does,” McDonnell told West London Sport.“It might be Jamie Cox, we’re not sure yet. But somewhere along the line I’d like Steve to have a title fight that’ll really motivate him.“We’ll wait and see what Frank [Warren] comes up with but I certainly think Steve can move on from this and do well for himself. He’s got the ability.”O’Meara had been expected to use his technical ability against Northolt southpaw Toms, who was on a roll after winning his first nine professional bouts.Few could have predicted such a quick finish, but former European featherweight champion McDonnell – who also trains Harlesden’s James DeGale – insisted he knew O’Meara was capable of stopping his opponent.O’Meara stunned Ryan Toms in the opening round at York Hall Sparring with the likes of DeGale, world champion Carl Froch and world title challenger Darren Barker – not to mention American great Floyd Mayweather – gave O’Meara a definite advantage against the relatively unseasoned Toms, who had only six bouts as an amateur before turning pro.McDonnell said: “I knew Steve had the punch. Often people punch harder than you think and it’s only if you spar with them and work with them day-to-day that you can know how hard they can actually hit.“If you hit them clean – and Steve hit him clean – they will go, and boxing’s about levels and no disrespect to Ryan but Steve’s a level above him at the moment.“Ryan was an undefeated fighter and you’ve got to respect anyone who has that zero on their record, because you don’t know how good they are – it doesn’t tell you they’re good, it tells you they might be.“But you look at the kind of people Steve works with on a regular basis – working with Barker, DeGale and Froch – so in his mind to fight Ryan Toms was an easy night at the office, and it proved to be just that.”www.twitter.com/davidmcintyre76
Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… It was a year ago today – April 22, 2010 – that Facebook unveiled the Like button, the catalyst it uses to drive its now ubiquitous open social graph. The Like button has been integrated on more than 2.5 million websites with 250 million people engaging Facebook externally.In a status update on (what else?) Facebook’s own Facebook page, the company said that that 10,000 websites institute the Like button every day. As of 9:30 a.m. Pacific, the status update had received 66,905 likes and 8,739 comments, with a lot of it in the form of general gibberish or completely off-topic to the Like button’s year anniversary.We contacted Facebook for some stats on the Like button and platform engagement. Here is what they sent back:Within the first three weeks of launching the Like button last April, more than 50,000 websites had added it. Now, since launching…10,000 websites integrate with Facebook each day.More than 250 million people engage with Facebook on external websitesMore than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook (including over 80 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and over half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites)Facebook is integrated with the largest US comScore Media properties including: the Top 10 Sports properties; 9 of the Top 10 News/Information properties; 9 of the Top 10 Entertainment properties18 of the top 25 Comscore U.S. retail sites use FacebookOver half of the 25 fastest growing Comscore U.S. retail sites use FacebookMedia sites were among the first to adopt the Like button, and as a result see an increase in Facebook activity. The average media organization has seen a greater than 300% increase in referral traffic from Facebook since the beginning of 2010. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit dan rowinski