first_imgMaritime Affairs and Fishery Minister Edhy Prabowo has tested positive for COVID-19, according to House of Representatives Commission IV deputy chairman Daniel Johan.“I heard the news from a ministry staff member,” Daniel said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday, adding that he received the information on Sept. 3.Daniel claimed he had immediately contacted Edhy and wished him a speedy recovery. He also urged anyone who had recent contact with Edhy to get tested. “I was informed on Sept. 3, but I had to ask for the exact date. However, I have also been informed that he is currently in good condition,” Daniel said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

first_img December 23, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter 2019 Year-In-Review: Progress on Voting, Criminal Justice, Education & Morecenter_img Government That Works,  Press Release,  Year in Review From the largest expansion of voting rights in 80 years to establishing a state-based marketplace to reduce health care costs to a sweeping executive order targeting gun violence, Pennsylvania continued its comeback in the first year of Governor Tom Wolf’s second term, including the implementation of many of his top priorities and expansions of his key initiatives.In 2020, Gov. Wolf will continue to fight to invest in infrastructure, reduce climate change, raise the minimum wage, tackle poverty, reform our probation system, expand gun safety laws, and even more to improve education, reduce health care costs, and enhance the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.Highlights from 2019 include:Major Reforms and ProgressVoting: Gov. Wolf signed the most significant reforms to Pennsylvania’s election law since it was established more than 80 years ago. Pennsylvanians can now vote by mail, and they have more time to register and submit mail-in and absentee ballots.Climate Change: Governor Tom Wolf took action against climate change by signing an executive order that begins the steps necessary for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a regional cap-and-trade program that limits carbon dioxide emission. He also acted to reduce air pollution, including methane, from natural gas wells and pipelines with the approval of changes to the state’s air quality regulations that are part of his Methane Reduction Strategy.Criminal Justice Reforms: Building off Pennsylvania’s nationally recognized criminal justice reforms like the Clean Slate Law, Gov. Wolf signed two Justice Reinvestment Initiative bills that make major reforms to probation and other areas that will save money by cutting red tape and investing in programs proven to reduce recidivism.Supporting Military Families: Gov. Wolf introduced the PA GI Bill, a first-of-its-kind program that provides family of military members with assistance paying for college, which he signed into law in June. Pennsylvania National Guard members can now apply for the program.Boosting PA Agriculture: Gov. Wolf made historic investments in Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry through his PA Farm Bill. The program is based on the governor’s six-point plan to protect the longevity of agriculture, and the rollout of its grant programs is already underway.Licensure Reform: Gov. Wolf signed legislation that cuts bureaucratic red tape to make it easier for new Pennsylvanians, including military spouses, with an out-of-state occupational license to work.Rainy Day Fund: Gov. Wolf announced a $317 million deposit into the commonwealth’s Rainy Day Fund, the largest transfer in nearly two decades.Health CareState-Based Exchange/Reinsurance: Gov. Wolf signed a historic reform that will move the online health insurance marketplace from the federally hosted HealthCare.gov to a state-based exchange, as well as create a reinsurance program. The new programs will save money for people purchasing plans through the Affordable Care Act while increasing access to health insurance.Rural Health: Gov. Wolf continued to work to ensure Pennsylvanians in every part of the state have access to health care within a reasonable distance by signing a bill establishing the Rural Health Redesign Center Authority and the Pennsylvania Rural Health Redesign Center Fund, which support the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.Youth Tobacco Use: The governor signed legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 and expanded tobacco laws to include e-cigarettes and other vaping products.Vulnerable PennsylvaniansVulnerable Populations: Gov. Wolf moved to overhaul the commonwealth’s programs to protect vulnerable populations by signing an executive order directing state agencies to work together to identify areas of improvement and create a plan to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to the care and services they need. The executive order established the Council on Reform, which delivered recommendations on changes that should be made so the commonwealth is better serving vulnerable Pennsylvanians.Childhood Sex Abuse: Gov. Wolf signed three bills that mirror the Grand Jury’s recommendations after its investigation into child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The new laws abolish Pennsylvania’s criminal statute of limitations on childhood sex abuse and extend the timeline victims have to file civil action against their abusers, as well as increase penalties for failing to report child abuse by a mandated reporter and make conversations with law enforcement agents exempt from non-disclosure agreements.Campus Sexual Assault: Gov. Wolf has been a steadfast supporter of campus safety and nearly three years ago established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign, and this year enacted two major legislative changes sought for years. One encourages students to report sexual assault by providing them immunity for violating drug, alcohol, and other minor student conduct policies. The other change requires postsecondary institutions to offer students online, anonymous options to report a sexual assault or misconduct.Rape Kit Backlog: In April, the Pennsylvania State Police announced they cleared the backlog of forensic rape kits. Pennsylvania also made improvements to the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act, including establishing timelines for submitting, testing, and storing rape kits.EducationPublic School Funding: Since taking office in 2015, Gov. Wolf has made good on his promise to fight for our schools and now secured more than $1.2 billion in public education funding since taking office. With this year’s funding increase, Pennsylvania has doubled investments in early childhood education during Gov. Wolf’s time in office.PAsmart: Pennsylvania continued to build Gov. Wolf’s STEM and career readiness initiative, PAsmart, and the governor secured a $10 million increase to $40 million for PAsmart, where the governor secured a $10 million increase for a total $40 million investment in 2019. In the inaugural year, the administration awarded nearly $10 million in PAsmart grants to 765 schools to expand computer science classes and teacher training. The administration has added thousands of registered apprenticeships and increased CTE students earning industry certifications by 50 percent.Reform: Kids in Pennsylvania will stay in school longer because the legislature approved Gov. Wolf’s plan to raise the school dropout age from 17 to 18 and lower the required age to start school from 8 to 6.Higher Education: Over the past five years, funding for higher education has increased by $188 million. Pennsylvania foster kids can also now attend college tuition-free, thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Wolf.Gun ViolenceGun Violence Reduction: Gov. Wolf continues to fight to combat gun violence in communities across Pennsylvania. A law signed by Gov. Wolf that requires domestic abusers to turn in their guns took effect in April. In August, he signed an executive order calling upon state agencies to target the public health crisis of gun violence. The governor continues to fight for increased gun violence reduction measures, including universal background checks, safe storage legislation and Extreme Risk Protection Orders.Civil RightsAnti-Choice Legislation: The governor continued to uphold the rights of Pennsylvanian women by vetoing anti-choice legislation, following through on a steadfast vow to support women and their ability to decide the healthcare that is best for them. He also fought back against federal anti-choice legislation, denouncing national efforts to take away the right for women to make their own healthcare choices.Equality: Gov. Wolf continued to push for equality for all Pennsylvanians. He called for the legislature to expand non-discrimination laws to include LGBTQ citizens. He spoke out against decisions by the White House to reduce transgender and LGBTQ protections.He also advocated for immigrants and refugees, repeatedly reminding Pennsylvanians that our commonwealth was founded on inclusivity.Pennsylvania officially recognized Juneteenth, the day honoring the announcement of the abolition of slavery reaching the furthest point of Texas. “Juneteenth National Freedom Day” will now be held June 19th each year in Pennsylvania.Citizen EngagementRecreational Marijuana: Gov. Wolf supported Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman has he embarked on a listening tour to gather opinions on recreational marijuana legalization. Lt. Gov. Fetterman produced a report on the feedback he heard while visiting all 67 counties. In response to the lieutenant governor’s report, Gov. Wolf called for several actions, including for the General Assembly to seriously debate and consider the legalization of adult-use, recreational marijuana.Acts of Kindness: Gov. Wolf also encouraged Pennsylvanians to participate in “1-4-3 Day” by committing acts of kindness in honor of Fred Rogers, who used the numbers 1-4-3 to represent the letters in the words “I love you.” Across the state, Pennsylvanians heeded the call and filled the day with kind words and good deeds.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Eden Hazard will need tests on a twisted ankle just three weeks before Real Madrid go to Barcelona in La Liga after hobbling off in his team’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint Germain.“It’s more than just a knock,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. ‘It’s a knock on the ankle and a twist as well. And if it’s just a knock then that’s fine but if it’s a twist too.“Hopefully it will be okay with just three days rest. We will see on Wednesday. I hope it’s not a bad twist.”Hazard grimaced as he sat on the sidelines waiting for treatment.He eventually had to hobble around the perimeter, replaced by Gareth Bale who will now be even more important to Zidane if has to be without Hazard against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next month.“If we play like that every game I will sign for that.” said Zidane who was as happy with the display as he was concerned about Hazard’s injury.“His performance was spectacular,” he added.“Madrid were the better team,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel. “Madrid played like a team that have won three Champions League in the last four seasons.“Keylor Navas played very well for us. But the plus for us is that we finish top of the group.”Asked why he had not started with Neymar who was a second half substitute, he said: “Neymar has been out for six weeks. I didn’t think he needed to play this game. I have spoken to him and I took the decision for him, for his fitness.”The game turned on a refereeing decision in the first half when Thibaut Courtois was sent off and had a penalty awarded against him only for VAR to advise the referee to over-rule the decision for a previous foul on Marcelo.“I thought VAR was only to be used in the event of the possibility of a clear and obvious error,” he said.“The referee had decided that it was not a foul. I don’t think VAR should have intervened. It was a bit strange.”Tags: Eden HazardReal MadridZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Notre Dame didn’t score in the first or fourth quarters.David Hamlin kept Matt Kavanagh in check, Dominic Lamolinara made six saves and No. 7 Syracuse’s (11-3, 5-1 Big East) defense stymied No. 1 Notre Dame (10-3, 4-2) all night long at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., in front of 19,875 en route to a 10-4 win.“The defense I thought was stingy all day,” SU head coach John Desko said. “To hold a team like that to one goal in the second half is great for our cause.”Offense was sparse from the get-go. Neither team scored in the first 19 minutes. Both teams sputtered from the opening faceoff. The game didn’t look like a Top-10 showdown.But Notre Dame came alive in the second quarter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter Hakeem Lecky tied the score at one for Syracuse, Westy Hopkins gave the Fighting Irish a 2-1 lead at the 5:23 mark in the second quarter.Less than a minute later, Kavanagh – a freshman attack who came into the game leading the Irish with 36 points – showcased why he’s been Notre Dame’s most consistent weapon all season. Kavanagh whizzed a lefty sidearm shot underneath the arm of Hamlin.It was a shot that killed Syracuse’s defense less than two weeks ago against Hobart when Alex Love scored six goals.Notre Dame surged into halftime with a 3-1 lead and appeared to have all the momentum.Fans saw a glimpse of the Notre Dame team that’s climbed to No. 1 in the country, but it didn’t last long.Syracuse’s defense dominated in the second half, stifling Kavanagh and the rest of the Notre Dame offense.Late in the third quarter, Hamlin and Kavanagh dueled one-on-one again. This time, Hamlin got the better of the freshman sniper. Kavanagh attempted two shots within 10 seconds. Both were contested, though, and both sailed to the left of the net.Notre Dame didn’t score the rest of the way.“We were preparing for them all week,” Syracuse defender Brian Megill said. “We knew what they were going to throw at us.”Lamolinara didn’t have to do much, but he stifled the Irish whenever he needed to make a save.Will Corrigan busted out a sweet inside-out move in the third quarter and rifled a shot in Lamolinara’s wheelhouse. But Lamolinara was all over it, deflecting the ball toward the ground and gobbling it up.“You got to give your hats off to Dom,” Megill said. “There were many times where it easily could have been a two-goal swing the other way, but Dom came up standing on his head most of the game.”Lamolinara only made six saves on the night, but Syracuse didn’t need much more out of him. The Orange’s defense confused Notre Dame’s offense. The Irish met walls of SU defenders throughout the second half, only attempting five shots in the fourth quarter.Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan was visibly agitated with his team’s performance. He didn’t credit Syracuse’s defense much. Instead, he just blasted his players.“We were bad with the ball all night long,” Corrigan said. “We couldn’t handle it in hardly any situation.”Syracuse dominated on ground balls throughout the game. Chris Daddio, Steve Ianzito and Peter Macartney all finished with three. Macartney laid a massive hit on David Miller late in the third quarter. The Orange was more aggressive and shut off Notre Dame’s pesky offense.Daddio’s performance at the faceoff X – he took all 16 faceoffs for Syracuse and won nine – paved the way for the Orange’s offense.“I don’t know what the statistics were, but I don’t need to know that we got crushed in ground balls,” Corrigan said.The Orange and the Fighting Irish meet again on Thursday. The story may be different then. But on Saturday night, Syracuse’s defense turned a closely contested game into a laugher in the second half.Hamlin and Megill were too physical for Notre Dame’s attacks and Lamolinara did what he had to. Despite playing its fifth game in two weeks, Syracuse executed its defensive game plan for the Fighting Irish perfectly.“We were all playing really well,” Megill said. “The communication was there this week. All legs were rejuvenated from the last month or so with those five games in whatever, how many days.” Comments Published on April 27, 2013 at 11:13 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more