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​​​​​​​COVID-19: Indonesia expects WHO to assist in procuring rapid antigen test kits

first_imgIndonesia is expecting the World Health Organization (WHO) to include the Southeast Asian country among the recipients of the rapid antigen test kits so as to speed up coronavirus detection in the archipelago.Earlier on Monday, the WHO announced that some 120 million antigen test kits would be available at a cost of US$5 each for low- and middle-income countries. It said the $600 million scheme would serve to expand testing in poorer nations where lab facilities or trained health workers to carry out swab tests were lacking.”We have communicated with the WHO’s representative in Indonesia and we asked [for Indonesia] to be considered to receive the test kits from the WHO,” national COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said on Thursday. Read also: Use antigen tests for screening but with caution: ExpertsWiku said Indonesia would immediately use the rapid antigen tests to expedite coronavirus screening and detection in the country.“Will lndonesia use rapid antigen tests? The answer is yes. We have received good quality antigen tests recommended by the WHO. We are currently reviewing and considering to use them,” said Wiku.He went on to say that the rapid antigen tests were more accurate than the rapid antibody tests. However, they may require further confirmation with a PCR test, especially if a person tests negative but appears to have COVID-19 symptoms.The antigen tests offer the chance of a faster result, even within minutes, without sophisticated lab equipment. It only uses a paper strip containing coronavirus antibodies that react when touching the virus’ spike protein. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast penthouse on the market for the first time in three decades

first_imgEntertain in style.The apartment has been extensively renovated and transformed from its ’70s look to a modern abode. “We’ve tidied it up and made it a lot more modern,” he said. “It’s been painted, had new flooring and new electrics and the bathrooms, kitchen and pool have all been refurbished.” There are plenty of living areas.He said the family was sad to be letting the property go but the time had come to sell.“We just can’t make use of it like we used to,” Mr Griffin said.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal is taking the property to auction on December 2. The DeVille penthouse will go under the hammer on December 2.IT’S not often a property of this calibre hits the Gold Coast market.In fact, it has been 31 years since the DeVille Apartments penthouse in Main Beach has been for sale. During those decades, the four-bedroom residence has been a holiday haven for the McEniery family. There are views of the ocean, marina, Hinterland, parkland and the city lights.The north-facing property has great views from sunrise to sunset of the ocean, marina, Hinterland, parkland and the city lights.“On a clear day you can see the Tower of Terror at Dreamworld,” Mr Griffin said.“My grandparents’ favourite thing to do was have a scotch while looking out to the Broadwater and up to the marina.“Every afternoon at sunset you would find them on the deck on the lower level.” The kitchen has been refurbished. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours agoUpstairs.The two-level penthouse stands out with its rooftop pool, sun-lounging deck, two wet bars, sauna, spa and expansive formal and living areas. “Upstairs is basically operated purely for entertaining while the bedrooms are on the lower level,” Mr Griffin said. From the air it is a sight to behold.The late Denis and Eileen McEniery bought the property on levels 26 and 27 in 1986. The couple had bought the sub-penthouse in the building five years earlier. “I was told my grandfather went upstairs to the auction in the lift just wearing shorts and no shirt and ended up winning the auction,” said grandson Will Griffin. What a view! One of the five bathrooms.Mr Griffin said the penthouse had plenty of family memories associated with it.“The major thing that stands out is the number of family Christmas gatherings we had there,” he said.“There were 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and we spent a lot of Christmases at The De Ville. “With the pool on the rooftop it was like out own little beach house.“There were kids everywhere. Because it is so big, you could have a lot of people up there and there was still plenty of room.”last_img read more

Tackling transphobia in Auckland schools

first_imgStuff 23 June 2015Some students are not going to the toilet all day because they don’t feel safe using school bathrooms.RainbowYOUTH education director Aych McArdle says cases like this are a daily occurrence and transphobic bullying is a reality in Kiwi schools.Gender neutral uniforms, unisex toilets, welcoming same-sex partners at school balls and inclusive sports teams are all recommended in new sexuality education guidelinesIt is the first time the Ministry of Education guide has been revised since 2002.McArdle says schools need to create safe, inclusive learning environments for all of their students and adopting these guidelines is a start.“You will have queer and gender diverse students at your school – they exist – and everyone involved in the school community – teachers, principals, parents, students – is responsible for that environment to be a safe space for all students.”Four out of every 100 students reported that they were either transgender or that they were not sure of their gender in a 2012 survey of 8500 secondary school students. read more

Amokachi: Only Ndidi could make Nigeria’s 1994 World Cup team

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Playing in his 30th English top-flight game of the season, Ndidi underlined his efficiency for the Foxes holding sway in the middle alongside James Justin, Luke Thomas, and Youri Tielemans. For his effort, he made 46 passes, five interceptions, won 10 tackles including an 89% passing accuracy. read also:Leicester/Palace: Iheanacho, Ndidi monitor United’s victory in dressing room His effectiveness quashed Chris Wilder’s five-man midfield that had Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Oliver Norwood, Sander Berge, and George Baldock – cutting their supplies for David McGoldrick and Oliver McBurnie. Interestingly, the 23-year-old has made 121 tackles in the English elite division so far to lead the top tacklers’ chart ahead of Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and teammate Ricardo Pereira. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Former Super Eagles coach, Daniel Amokachi, has rated Wilfred Ndidi high among the present national team players, saying that only the Leicester City star could easily make Nigeria’s team to the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. According to Amokachi, the Leicester star is blessed with qualities of a ‘very dependable’ player any coach would like to use to achieve results. “I have been saying it and I will continue to say it only Ndidi is good enough to enter the first starting eleven of our 1994 set because of the qualities in him. He is a great player and with time, if he did not leave his present team, he would become their captain in the future,” Amokachi said on Sports radio 88.9 FM. Only on Thursday, Ndidi put up an impressive showing as Leicester City overwhelmed Sheffield United 2-0 in a Premier League encounter. Goals from Ayoze Perez and substitute Demarai Gray were all Brendan Rodgers’ team needed to secure maximum points against the Blades.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gerrard could tackle Tigers

first_img Gerrard has not played in the Reds’ last four games after sustaining a hamstring problem in a 4-1 Barclays Premier League win over West Ham at Anfield on December 7. Asked on Monday if the England skipper might be fit to play in Wednesday’s top-flight encounter with Hull, Rodgers said: “We will assess that over the next 24 hours. “Steven has rejoined training so we’ll see how he is for Hull.” Rodgers also revealed that midfielder Joe Allen, who came off in the second half of Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea, is set to be sidelined for “a few weeks” with an abductor strain, and that he is awaiting news on how long defender Mamadou Sakho’s hamstring strain is likely to sideline him for following his withdrawal towards the end of the Stamford Bridge contest. Rodgers said: “Joe will probably be a few weeks and with Sakho we are just awaiting confirmation. “Glen Johnson came off but that was tactical, not injury-enforced, and there are one or two other niggles that we have to assess. “Jordan Henderson (who took a knock against Chelsea) is fine. He was obviously on his first day of recovery today and is still sore, but he is a real soldier and should be fit.” As well as Gerrard, Rodgers has lost the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique to injury in recent weeks. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has indicated club captain Steven Gerrard could return to action in the New Year’s Day home clash with Hull.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Visiting nations to descend on Bartica today ahead of weekend’s action

first_imgTHE visiting nations that would be contesting the 13th edition of the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships (JCCC) are expected to descend on the host town of Bartica, today. Most of them arrived in Guyana yesterday and would be heading to the race destination.The Guyanese are already there and have been going through their paces as they prepare to represent with pride at this historical event for Guyana – the first time the Land of Many Waters is hosting a regional cycling event.Juvenile and junior riders from Bermuda, Barbados, St Martin, Suriname, Dominica, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, United States Virgin Islands and Grenada would be testing one another in tomorrow’s Time Trials and Sunday’s Road Race.Bartica Mayor, His Worship Gifford Marshall, commented: “We are eagerly awaiting our first major international event since Bartica became a town. Over the next two days we will be given a lifetime opportunity to display our true potential as a town.This activity is another highlight of our Green Agenda, which places emphasis on “active mobility”. It is our hope that sports will become a greater priority within our township as we continue to improve our sports tourism package. We wish all the teams well and most importantly, an enjoyable and successful championship.”Team Guyana: Juniors – Ajay Gopilall and Ralph Seenarine. Juveniles – David Hicks, Mario Washington, Jonathan Ramsuchit and Jerimiah Joseph. Ladies – Clivecia Se[ncer and Selena Stephen. Alternates – Steve Bhimsen, Sherwin Sampson and Elisha Rutherford.The Time Trials tomorrow will commence at 08:30hrs while the Juvenile Men’s and Women’s Road Race will pedal off at 08:00hrs on Sunday with the Junior Men Road Race starting two hours later.last_img read more

Daniels: U.S. may lose more than just Donovan

first_imgA few weeks ago, I wrote a column that overflowed with optimism at the rapidly growing scene that has been soccer in the U.S. over the last decade.But that was before American soccer star Landon Donovan had an interview with ESPN FC, ESPN’s soccer blog, revealing his reservations about continuing his career.While the 30-year-old Donovan had made references to his potential retirement after the conclusion of the 2010 World Cup, it seemed more of a response to the U.S. national team’s disappointing second round exit than as a statement to be taken seriously.Now, after Donovan’s interview – something that has become an increasingly rare occurrence since the World Cup – Donovan’s U.S. soccer future seems much more bleak than ever before. While you never want to think one player is bigger than the team or, in this case, the entire soccer scene in the United States, Donovan may be one player that proves that old adage wrong.Since he first burst onto the scene as a young player, making his first appearance in a World Cup game at the tender age of 20, Landon Donovan has quickly become the most successful American soccer player in history.And no, that’s not an overstatement.As far as all-time statistics go, Donovan leads the U.S. national team in almost every category. He holds the record for most goals (49), most assists (48), most games started (130) and most points (146). The only category that Donovan has yet to conquer is total appearances (a number he could easily overtake should he continue playing through the next World Cup), as he currently sits in second place behind Cobi Jones.So when Donovan admitted in the tell-all interview that he has struggled with motivation throughout much of the latter part of his career and said there is only a “50-50” chance he will play in the 2014 World Cup, it was no surprise that his statements had reverberations throughout the U.S. soccer community.After all, Donovan has meant more to American soccer than just a set of records.His rise to soccer stardom has directly paralleled soccer’s popularity in the United States – the sport’s popularity even hit its highest point to date all thanks to one single goal by Donovan.Ranked as the 20th greatest moment in sport’s history over the last 20 years by ESPN, Donovan’s last minute goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup sent the U.S. team into the second round of the tournament and U.S. sports fans into a soccer frenzy.That game would go on to become the most watched soccer game in ESPN history with nearly four million households tuning in to see Donovan’s heroics. On average, the number of American households watching the 2010 World Cup was up over 60 percent from the previous World Cup just four years earlier.Under Donovan’s watch, American soccer has made great strides.While the league started with 12 teams in his first MLS season, it has now grown to 20 teams just 10 years later. Sure, the overall increase in talent in the league has a large part to do with the fact that the league is growing. But Donovan set a precedent for a path not often used by good American players before him – for America’s best and brightest soccer stars to stay in the U.S. domestic league even after his career took off.Over his career, Donovan has motivated thousands of young soccer players to continue playing the sport and, along the way, has convinced even more Americans to become soccer fans.With that being said, the potential retirement of U.S. soccer’s greatest player, in the midst of his best form and highest popularity, could send U.S. soccer back into the Stone Age as far as the future of the sport is concerned. After all, Donovan is the face of American soccer.To put it in perspective, just imagine a player like LeBron James retiring from basketball at this stage in his career – having just won his first NBA Championship to go along with a gold medal in the Olympics, James is at the peak of his career.The same is true of Donovan’s career at this point. Donovan comes off a championship-winning MLS season with the Los Angeles Galaxy, and he currently boasts nine goals and 14 assists this year despite battling constant injuries.The loss of Donovan would not only hurt the U.S. national team’s chances at improving on its second round exit in the most recent World Cup, but more importantly it would hurt soccer’s chances for continued growth in the United States as well.Donovan is more than just a soccer player; he has become a brand, a walking promotion for American soccer.The day Donovan plays his last game for the national team will mark the end of an era of considerable growth in American soccer, and only time will tell if Donovan’s influence on the game can ever be replicated.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism. What do you think Landon Donovan’s retirement would mean to the fate of American soccer? Email him at or on Twitter @npdaniels31.last_img read more

Second serve: Assistant volleyball coach gives up career to pursue passion of coaching

first_imgWhen Wisconsin women’s volleyball head coach Kelly Sheffield went on a recruiting trip in the summer of 2010 to Virginia, he didn’t realize he was unearthing one of the most important finds of his career.And it wasn’t even a player.Instead, he found someone much more valuable: Gary White, the man who now sits next to Sheffield during matches and serves under him as a Wisconsin volleyball assistant coach.“I just liked the way he went about things,” Sheffield said of the first time he saw White. “He had good energy and he was teaching and the girls were responding to him. Afterwards I just went up to him and told him, ‘Hey, I thought you did a really good job.’”That prompted Sheffield to invite White to work at camps that summer in Dayton, where Sheffield was the head coach at the time. After White continued to impress Sheffield, he asked White if he ever considered getting into coaching.White’s volleyball background began his freshman year of high school, where he played four years after his friends convinced him to try out. He pursued his Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University, where he played two seasons of club volleyball and graduated in 2007.After graduation, White moved to Washington, D.C. to work as an engineer at Lockheed Martin. It was in the nation’s capital where White met people who coached a club called Volleyball Elite in northern Virginia, which is where his path collided with Sheffield’s.“I started to really enjoy doing the coaching side after college,” White said.At first, White hesitated about leaving his job and declined the offer. Sheffield told him to let him know if he changed his mind.A few months later, the two ran back into one another at the Final Four in Kansas City, Missouri. This time, White had come around and told Sheffield he wanted to get into coaching. As fate would have it, Sheffield’s staff at Dayton had a vacancy at the time.The catch? It was a volunteer assistant position, which has an annual salary of $0.“It was tough at first, because you’re adjusting to paying rent, electricity and all of that kind of stuff knowing you’re not gonna be making any money during the season,” White said.In the summer, White worked at camps to maintain some degree of income, while dipping into his savings to cover the rest of his expenses.“For me, it came down to, ‘What do I love to do?’” White said. “I love being in the gym, I love doing this stuff, you spend 20 hours a day doing it and you kinda just get lost in it. And you just keep doing it. You love what you’re doing. The time doesn’t matter, how much you’re making doesn’t matter.”When Sheffield took the Wisconsin job in December 2012, he transplanted much of his staff from Dayton to Madison, including White. He was promoted from volunteer to assistant coach in addition to the move.“[There are] not many people who even took the path I took, being able to find a volunteer then finding just an assistant job, then being able to have an assistant job in the Big Ten is just not usual,” White said. “To have Kelly trust me that way is huge.”As a former engineer who specialized in information technology, it comes as little surprise that White spends a tremendous amount of time in the film room breaking down the team’s play and scouting upcoming opponents.The process for White begins Sundays, when he receives the opposition’s film from the week prior. His first set is coding and quantifying every touch, whether it be a dig, set, spike or pass. Then, he breaks down the team’s tendencies and rotations.“He works with our staff really well,” Sheffield said. “He’s got an analytical mind.”Don’t disrupt White when he’s working though — something sophomore middle-blocker Haleigh Nelson has found out quickly.“I have a 15-minute rule with Gary,” Nelson said. “Whenever I go up to the offices just to chat, I’m only allowed to be there for 15 minutes just because I distract him too much.”In practice, he eases the team into the scouting report, giving them little to digest at first, then closely honing in on what the other team will try to do against them the day before the match.“One of the great things about this group is they’re able to take the information we give them, and we give them more and more every week, and they just take it and apply it, and it really shows in our matches,” White said.The process is time consuming and grueling.“You spend probably the first 48 hours [of scouting a team] watching as much film as you can,” White said. “So Kelly and I will probably spend probably about 95 percent of the time we’re awake watching our opponent.“Those first couple of days you don’t sleep a lot because you’re trying to break down as much as you can and see as much as you can.”White is responsible for coordinating the blocking scheme for the Badgers, which involves positioning of the middle blockers and the alignment of the back-line defense.“He is a huge component to our program,” senior middle-blocker Dominique Thompson said. “He literally almost sleeps here … Every game that we go into we feel comfortable, and we feel like we know what the other team is gonna do because Gary has spent a lot of time — all of the coaches have — preparing us.”In less than two seasons, White has cultivated a special relationship with the blockers, including Thompson, Nelson and sophomore Tori Blake, that is serious in the gym but light off the court.“Being able to have this seriousness when you’re in the gym and then when you’re off the court just being able to converse is something they enjoy,” White said. “It’s easy to send them a text message and just say, ‘Hey, how are things going?’”The block’s performance has steadily improved as the 2014 season progresses. The Badgers entered last weekend ranked 123rd in total blocking, but out-blocked the top blocking team in the Big Ten, Minnesota, 9.0-5.0 Saturday night. In conference play, the Badgers average 2.80 blocks per set, which ranks third in Big Ten play.White’s commitment to the team doesn’t go unnoticed by the coach who gave him his shot of pursuing his true passion.“He drinks and sleeps Badger volleyball, and volleyball in general,” Sheffield said. “He’s always asking the right questions, he’s trying to figure out ways to get better. I think he’s really good with the players. I think he’s got a really good coaching demeanor and I think he’s always trying to find a way to make them better.”And if you’re looking for him, just check the film room.last_img read more

Allied Esports opens second arena in Shenzhen, China

first_imgAllied Esports has broadened its reach in the industry by opening its second esports arena in Shenzhen, China. Dubbed the “SEG Arena”, the venue was built in partnership with e-commerce leader Shenzhen SEG who will help Allied Esports with the company’s Chinese outreach.The arena will measure in at 22,00 square feet with a multi-use production studio, 168 gaming stations and an “interactive VR experience.” Allied aims to promote the venue as a “one-stop-shop” for both large and small tournaments.”Our vision is for Allied Esports SEG Arena to be the home of esports in Southern China,” said Laetitia Feng, CEO of Tianjin Allied Esports Internet Technology Company. “With the great partnerships we have announced with SEG and several game publishers this year we plan to bring many great events and productions to Shenzhen in the future.”Image courtesy of Allied EsportsThe Shenzhen area comes along as the little brother of the Wangyu Esports Arena, opened in Beijing in 2015. China has been enjoying a bit of a boom recently in terms of esports partnerships with one particular alliance being between published Perfect World andKongZhong. For those unaware, Perfect World worked with Valve to bring both DOTA 2 and CS:GO to the Chinese market. KongZhong is the publisher of the “World of” series, including World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Warplanes.”Our vision is for Allied Esports SEG Arena to be the home of esports in Southern China,” said Laetitia Feng, CEO of Tianjin Allied Esports Internet Technology Company. “With the great partnerships we have announced with SEG and several game publishers this year we plan to bring many great events and productions to Shenzhen in the future.”Esports Insider says: With the recent release of CS:GO in China and this new arena, we could very well see a surge of both Chinese players and investors in esports. Congratulations to Allied Esports and the best of luck with their second venue.last_img read more