Greater Jakarta failing as floodgate to nationwide COVID-19 epidemic

first_imgGreater Jakarta, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, has remained open to visitors and continued to export the virus across the country, with new provinces reporting cases every day. By Tuesday, the country had confirmed the spread of local transmissions to 24 of its 34 provinces and an upward trend in the number of confirmed cases outside Jakarta. In comparison, the Health Ministry reported confirmed cases in just eight provinces a week earlier on March 16.A Flourish mapOn Monday, the ministry recorded that local transmissions were occurring in Jakarta province, Tangerang regency and Tangerang municipality in Banten province, and in Bekasi regency, Bekasi municipality and Depok in West Java. Outside Greater Jakarta, Surakarta in Central Java as well as Malang regency and Surabaya in East Java have also recorded local transmission. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Agus Wibowo pointed to “a lack of discipline” among Jakartans as the primary cause of the high number of regionally imported cases from the capital.“[Jakarta’s] residents lack discipline in adhering to the [physical] distancing and stay at home policies. If every resident practiced these with discipline, the number of cases spreading outside Greater Jakarta could be reduced, even without a lockdown,” Agus told The Jakarta Post on Monday.“The government must take stricter action to ensure that all residents [in Greater Jakarta] practice [physical] distancing,” he stressed. “They need to educate more residents about this too, because it seems that many people are still unaware of the goal and importance of social distancing.” 11 regions with imported cases from Jakarta:1. Surakarta, Central JavaThis relatively small city in Central Java reported its first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 13, a 59-year-old and a 60-year-old who developed cough and fever after attending an Islamic law seminar on riba (usury) in Bogor, West Java, on Feb. 25-28.2. YogyakartaThree out of the five confirmed cases in the special province have a travel history to Greater Jakarta. Yogyakarta provincial spokesperson Berty Murtiningsih said that one case had recently traveled to Jakarta, another had attended the riba seminar in Bogor, and the third had recently returned from Tangerang, Banten.A still from a 2017 TV news footage show the empty halls of the isolation ward at Dr. Sardjito Central General Hospital in Yogyakarta. (Antara/Andreas Fitri Atmoko)3. Medan, North SumatraThe provincial capital on Monday recorded the death of a businessman, identified as AGI, whose test results came back positive for COVID-19 after his death. It was the city’s second recorded death from COVID-19.One of the businessman’s friends told the Post that AGI had visited Jakarta last week. “Not long after he returned from Jakarta, AGI was admitted to a hospital and he passed away today,” the friend said on Monday.4. Tebo, JambiThe province’s first confirmed case is believed to be a senior official in Tebo regency. Oktavienni, the director of Sultan Thaha Saifudin Regional General Hospital in Tebo, said that the patient had developed symptoms are returning from a recent tour to Jakarta and Bali.Jambi Health Agency head Ida Yuliati said the administration was monitoring 64 students and five teachers from SMA 1 Jambi senior high school who had recently returned from a field trip to several areas across Java.5. Batam, Riau IslandsThe city, located in the archipelagic province that is Indonesia’s closest point to Singapore, has recorded the death of a patient who contracted the disease while attending a seminar in Bogor held by the Protestant Churches of Western Indonesia (GPIB) at the end of February. Batam Health Agency head Didi Kusmardjadi said that the 51-year-old woman was admitted to a local hospital on March 14 and died eight days later.6. Samarinda, Tenggarong and Balikpapan in East KalimantanOne resident in the provincial capital of Samarinda tested positive for COVID-19, followed by two confirmed cases in Balikpapan and Tenggarong three days later. All three cases had attended the riba seminar in Bogor in late February.7. Blitar and Surabaya, East JavaOn Monday, the birthplace of Indonesia’s first president reported the regency’s first case, a 38-year-old midwife identified as AY who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Bogor. AY is the daughter-in-law of Blitar regency secretary Totok Subihandono, who also heads the Blitar COVID-19 task force.”The patient, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is [one of our own],” Blitar Regent Rijanto told a press briefing on Monday. “She accompanied her husband, who works in Bogor.”Sources in Surabaya also confirmed that several cases in the provincial capital became symptomatic after traveling to Jakarta, particularly after coming into close contact with Transportation Minister Budi Karya.8. BaliThe resort island announced on Monday a Romanian couple that had tested positive for the virus and one local confirmed case that was imported from Jakarta. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Bali to six, including two deaths.Bali COVID 19 task force chairman Dewa Made Indra said that the Balinese man tested positive for COVID 19 after returning from Jakarta.“The man had never gone overseas. He had just returned from a business trip outside Bali, to Jakarta,” said Dewa, adding that all cases in Bali to date were imported cases.9. Ambon, MalukuThe provincial capital reported its first confirmed case on Sunday, a recent migrant from Bekasi, West Java. Maluku provincial secretary Kasrul Selang said that the man had been placed under surveillance at Dr. Haulussy Regional General Hospital in Ambon upon his arrival from Bekasi, and had been showing improvements before his test results came back positive.10. Merauke, PapuaThe first confirmed case in the regency is reportedly an imported case from Greater Jakarta, a 46-year-old man who attended the riba seminar in Bogor in late February. According to kompas.com, the man arrived in Merauke on March 4 from Makassar, South Sulawesi, via Jayapura, Papua.11. Lombok, West Nusa TenggaraThe West Nusa Tenggara administration announced on Tuesday that the province had a confirmed COVID-19 patient, a 50-year-old woman from Lombok island.Governor Zulkieflimansyah said the patient likely got the virus from outside the province, considering she had traveled to Jakarta within the last 14 days.”She went to Jakarta to attend an international conference and met with several ambassadors from other countries,” Zulkieflimansyah said.She began getting treatment on March 17, he said.—Apriadi Gunawan (Medan), Fadli (Batam), Jon Afrizal (Jambi), Ni Komang Erviani (Denpasar), N. Adri (Balikpapan), Asip Hasani (Blitar), Belseran Christ (Ambon) and Panca Nugraha (Mataram) contributed to this story.Topics : Tuesday’s reported figure of 686 cases included 226 cases outside the capital.Cities from Sumatra to Papua are now reporting that their first confirmed cases had a history of recent travel to Greater Jakarta. South Sumatra and West Nusa Tenggara reported their first cases on Tuesday while the provinces North Maluku and Jambi reported first cases on Monday, with the majority of cases having traveled recently to Greater Jakarta.On Tuesday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reiterated his stance against imposing a nationwide lockdown, despite the increasing number of cities that are reporting cases of local transmission.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has called on the capital’s residents to refrain from traveling outside Jakarta, but the call remains a mere suggestion since the city’s borders are still open.last_img read more

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How Europe’s top institutional managers will pay for research

first_imgIt did not make a formal announcement, but a spokesman told IPE the manager decided to absorb the costs given the consensus among other asset managers. More than half of the total cost of research used by Amundi’s portfolio managers came from in-house research, it was suggested. External research accounted for a low share of the manager’s total cost base.Surveys carried out by IPE and its sister publication Pensioen Pro in the Netherlands show that the vast majority of managers plan to absorb costs onto their balance sheets, confirming the picture that has emerged over the course of 2017.IPE asked 120 of the biggest managers of European institutional assets about their approach to research costs. As of 18 December, 102 managers had responded to IPE’s enquiries, with 92 – responsible for more than €8trn in assets – indicating they would cover the costs themselves. Two groups are understood to be setting up ‘research payment accounts’, which will charge research costs directly to investment funds – i.e. the client foots the research bill.These are Fidelity, which incorporated the shift within a bold restructure of its equity charging structure, and Germany’s Metzler Asset Management.A number of companies indicated that the MiFID II research rules would have little effect on their operations. Pantheon planned to absorb costs but given its primary focus is private equity, this would not make much difference to its business model, it has said.Dimensional Fund Advisors and Arrowstreet Capital both said that they would pay for external research but in reality make very little use of it, preferring to use internal resources.A survey by IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro has revealed that large Dutch asset managers are to pay for external investment research themselves as of 2018. The €456bn APG, the €19bn Blue Sky Group and the €18bn SPF Beheer have all opted for this approach.However, fiduciary manager Blue Sky Group said it would make an exception if research costs had been incurred for a single client, indicating that it would charge the client the full costs in such case.Asset managers MN (€108bn) and TKP Investments (€25bn) previously announced they would absorb the costs of purchased investment research.PGGM indicated to Pensioen Pro that it still had not made a decision on the issue.Ultimately, however, large pension funds, such as civil service scheme ABP as well as the metal pension funds PMT and PME, will have to absorb research costs anyway as they are often shareholders of their asset manager.  The Dutch asset managers have not revealed how much they pay for research costs at the moment, and it isn’t clear either whether they are facing higher costs. Although MN said it expected costs to increase, TKP Investments said future costs would depend on prices charged by research bureaus and the asset manager’s own needs for research.Amundi expects to be able to lower costs as a result of its purchasing power, in particular following the acquisition of Pioneer. IPE will publish its research in full as part of a Special Report on investment research in the January edition of IPE magazine IPE research has found that 92 out of the 120 biggest managers of European institutional assets – responsible for more than €8trn – plan to absorb the cost of external investment research.With MiFID II rules coming into force on 3 January, Europe’s largest asset managers have been grappling with how to comply with the requirement to unbundle the previously implicit charge for third-party investment research.Amundi will directly foot the bill for external investment research, as will several major Dutch asset managers. PGGM, the €206bn asset manager for the giant Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW, has yet to decide.Amundi made its decision last week. Contrary to the stance it had previously indicated it was leaning toward, it will cover the cost of third party investment research itself. This will also apply to its subsidiaries Pioneer and CPR Asset Management. last_img read more

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Village Councils should incorporate residents of the community in their activities

first_img Share Tweet Share 25 Views   no discussions A call has been issued for Village Councils around the island to incorporate residents and the youth in their activities within their respective communities.Minister for Information, Telecommunications and Constituency Empowerment, Honourable Ambrose George told the newly elected council of the Castle Bruce Village Council this has been a serious issue for his Ministry. He said that since the Village Council is a mere conduit between the residents of the community and the Parliamentary Representative, it is very important that they consult and plan activities geared toward the development of their communities.“And we have seen this happening in many communities, where the Village Councils plan activities without the involvement of residents in their communities. This is wrong and should not be happening because whatever decision is taken is for the entire community, not just for a selected few. You need to meet, have meetings, discuss and take votes or polls if necessary in putting the agenda together for your community. Of course, you may not be able to please everybody but unity can do a lot for your community,” said George.The Minister is sending a strong message to the youth of the nation to step in and get involved in activities aimed at developing their communities.“So my young people I am calling on you to take a stand, you need to get up and get involved. Do not wait for them to tell you to come, instead go and make your contribution. You may think that you are not able to help but sometimes just your support can go a long way”, said George.The Minister believes this year’s independence theme is ‘celebrating 33: joining hands in unity’; is an appropriate one which reckons the need for all to work together to build Dominica.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Village Councils should incorporate residents of the community in their activities by: – September 22, 2011last_img read more

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Breaking: Man Utd agree terms with ex-Super Eagles striker

first_imgManchester United have reached an agreement with Odion Ighalo on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, with an option to buy, according to Sky in Italy. Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot United are now in contact with the Chinese club to finalise the move. Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the coronavirus.Advertisement Loading… A medical could be held in China, but United still face a race to complete a move before the 11pm deadline closes. Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day. Read Also:Man Utd turn attention to last minute deal for Odion Ighalo United earlier had a £20m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King rejected as the club target cover in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford, but their pursuit of the Norway international appears to have ended. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Isabela local killed in motorcycle crash

first_imgMondejar wasbrought to the Lacson Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Isabela wherethe attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.”/PN BACOLOD City –The motorcycle he was driving crashed into a concrete post in Barangay 8,Isabela, Negros Occidental, police said. According tothe police, Mondejar – resident of Barangay Camang-Camang, Isabela – lostcontrol of his driven motorcycle and crashed into a concrete post around 12:05a.m. on Wednesday. center_img The 26-year-oldsecurity guard Glen Mondejar died of injuries on the head and body, a policereport showed. last_img read more

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Osimhen buries father in Lagos

first_imgRelatedPosts Lagos CP declares war on cultists, traffic offenders Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 The remains of Patrick Osimhen has been laid to rest in Lagos on Wednesday.The deceased, who is the father of Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen, was interred according to Christian rites at private cemetery, Omega Memorial Garden, Ojodu, in the state. Moment after the interment, the Lille of France striker via his Twitter handle thanked friends of the family worldwide for standing by them throughout the difficult time.Victor tweeted: “The family (Osimhen) would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness presented to us and love we have been given during our time of bereavement.”Late Osimhen, who gave up the ghost on May 23 after a brief illness, was interred in adherence to the social and physical distancing rules by the Lagos State Government.Tags: Lagos StateLOSC LillePatrick OsimhenVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

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Per Mertesacker warns Arsenal have to learn lessons from Olympiacos loss

first_img Press Association Arsenal next face a daunting double header against pool leaders Bayern Munich. German World Cup winner Mertesacker believes the players can regroup to produce the required response, provided they take on board the harsh lesson of Tuesday night, when Arsenal allowed Olympiacos to move 3-2 ahead less than a minute after they had drawn level. “At home we should be much more aggressive from the start and be more dynamic. That is what our game is all about, possession, but also dynamic-wise we should do much better, with the tempo and the speed,” said Mertesacker, who turned 31 on Tuesday. “We need to come back to that if we want to be more successful in the Champions League and to qualify, we need to do much better. “When we play like we did (on Tuesday), with that lack of concentration and discipline, then we have got no chance. “Everyone is disappointed, but we will get up and fight for a minimal chance (of qualification). “We play Bayern Munich twice in a row and that is a big chance for us to show what a great team we are. “We have to prove that we can show up with another performance, to play more aggressive, be more direct to the goal and be more convincing.” Arsenal host Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United on Sunday. Petr Cech is expected to be back in goal, with Wenger indicating the summer signing from Chelsea was carrying a minor injury concern following last weekend’s win at Leicester. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny was forced off in the second half against Olympiacos after looking to have picked up a hamstring injury while making a slide tackle, so will be assessed. Mertesacker hopes the Arsenal players can use their shortcomings on Tuesday as a positive in the build-up to the United clash. “We have got a couple of days to look back on that performance. I think everyone will have regrets and it is good to take that away,” Mertesacker said to Arsenal Player. “It will take a couple of days to recover and to think about Manchester United and play in a different competition, which will be a good opportunity to come back to the Emirates and play our football with possession and dynamism.” Should Koscielny not be fit, then Mertsacker would likely partner Gabriel against United. The Brazil defender has now served his suspension following the fall-out from a red card he got then clashing with Chelsea forward Diego Costa in the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Gabriel saw his original sending off overturned on appeal to the Football Association, but was then handed a one-match ban for his reaction to the decision by referee Mike Dean. Costa, meanwhile, was subsequently given a retrospective three-match suspension, having put his hands in the face of Koscielny in a move which acted as a catalyst for the flashpoint with Gabriel. The Arsenal centre-back hopes he can now focus on helping his side get back to winning ways this weekend. “I think that is all done, I don’t have anything to say. I am just going to play, play well. Now I am thinking only about Sunday,” Gabriel said. “Every match is important to us, and Sunday is another one. We have to win and we play at home.” Defender Per Mertesacker warned Arsenal must quickly learn how to regain their dynamic style at the Emirates Stadium to salvage any hope of staying in the Champions League. The Gunners slumped to a 3-2 home defeat against Olympiacos on Tuesday night, when stand-in goalkeeper David Ospina dropped a corner over the line as the Greeks went on to record a first win in England at the 13th attempt. Arsene Wenger’s squad are now bottom of Group F, having lost their opening two Champions League games for the first time, and are in real danger of failing to sustain their record of making it to the knock-out stages for the past 15 seasons. last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: BOXING-SAUNDERS-LICENSE SUSPENDEDBritish boxer has license suspended over video commentsCARDIFF, Wales (AP) — British boxer Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing license suspended Monday after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the coronavirus outbreak.The WBO super-middleweight champion filmed himself working out and offered men advice on how to hit their female partners during the lockdown.The British Boxing Board of Control says it investigated Saunders’ comments and decided to suspend his license under the regulations for misconduct.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press In other news involving the pandemic:— USA Rugby has decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because its financial woes have been exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown. USA Rugby has been in financial strife since 2018. A recent attempt to restructure was set back this month when it had to suspend all activities indefinitely in the face of the pandemic.NBA-CELTICS-SMARTSmart says he’s been clearedBOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he has been cleared by medical officials after testing positive for the new coronavirus earlier this month. More players eyeing NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Two more high-profile college basketball players are leaving campus early, while two are giving it strong consideration.Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry has entered the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore was selected as The Associated Press co-Southeastern Conference player of the year after ranking in the top 10 of several conference categories. Perry led the SEC in rebounds last season with 10.1 per game, ranked sixth in scoring at 17.4 points and ninth in blocks with 1.2.Arizona State junior point guard Remy Martin has declared for the draft, saying he’s decided to take another step into making his dream a reality. Martin led the Sun Devils with 19.1 points. 4.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 2019-20, putting them on the cusp of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance before the college basketball postseason was halted by the coronavirus. He was named first team all-Pac-12 by The Associated Press.Minnesota’s Marcus Carr has announced on Instagram that he will declare his early entry for the NBA draft. Carr says he intends to keep his name in the draft, but says he will not sign with an agent in order to maintain his college eligibility. Carr averaged 15.4 points, 6.7 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 36.8 minutes for the Gophers. NCAA-SPRING ELIGIBILITYNCAA adds another year of eligibility for spring athletesUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility.The NCAA Division I Council has voted to give college athletes who compete in spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse a way to get back the season they lost. However, the council did not guarantee financial aid. Winter sports were not included in the decision.The amount of scholarship money available to each athlete will be determined by the athlete’s school. Roster limits will be adjusted to fit returning athletes along with incoming freshman. Organizers say the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021, almost one year to the day the games originally were due to begin. There had been talk of switching the Olympics to spring, a move that would coincide with the blooming of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms. But it would have clashed with European soccer and North American sports leagues.The new Olympic dates conflict with the scheduled world championships in track and swimming, but those events are now expected to also be pushed back. All sports federations involved in the Olympics signed off on the new dates.The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the Tokyo Olympics and is working with organizers in Eugene, Oregon, to move its world championships to 2022.In other Olympic news:— Tokyo Olympic Committee CEO Toshiro Muto is promising transparency in calculating the costs of reschedule the Olympic Games. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, an emeritus professor of sports economics at Kansai University, puts the costs as high as $4 billion. That would cover the price of maintaining stadiums, refitting them, paying rentals, penalties and other expenses. Japan is officially spending $12.6 billion to organize the Olympics. However, an audit bureau of the Japanese government says the costs are twice that much. All of the spending is public money except $5.6 billion from a privately funded operating budget. Michigan forward Isaiah Livers is applying for early entry into the NBA draft. However, the school says Livers is not hiring an agent and will work with the Michigan coaching staff during the evaluation and pre-draft processes. Even if a player does use an agent during the evaluation process, he can return to school without losing eligibility if he ends the relationship with the agent. Livers has started 46 games in three seasons at Michigan.He led the Wolverines in scoring this season at 12.9 points per game, although he was limited to 21 games because of injury problems.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-MICHIGAN STATE-SEXUAL ASSAULTWoman wants Michigan AG to investigate sexual assault accusation against MSU playerEAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Michigan State basketball player is asking the Michigan attorney general’s office to investigate, according to a published report. Smart posted a message on Twitter saying he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support.Boston played the Utah Jazz on March 6. Five days later, Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, triggering rolling shutdowns of sports around the world.Smart had been in isolation since testing positive on March 19 and was being monitored by Celtics medical staff. His teammates, coaches and staff members were also tested, but those tests have come back negative.NFL-NEWSReid promotes probe, re-vote over post-ballot changes to CBAcenter_img Sale has elbow surgeryBOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say starting pitcher Chris Sale has undergone successful Tommy John surgery.Sale is expected to miss 14-15 months, which would bring him back in the middle of the 2021 season.The Red Sox said during training camp that he had a flexor strain near the elbow, but the team hoped he would avoid ligament replacement surgery.The seven-time All-Star is 109-73 in 10 major league seasons and entering the second season of a six-year, $160 million contract. He comes off his worst season as a full-time starter, going 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA in 25 starts. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NATIONAL TENNIS CENTERNational Tennis Center aiding coronavirus battleNEW YORK (AP) — The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic.U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier says an area that houses indoor courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows will begin to be converted into a medical facility starting Tuesday.New York state and city officials are trying to increase hospital capacity by up to 87,000 beds to handle the outbreak. Elsewhere in the NFL:— Free-agent punter Sam Martin has signed a three-year, $7 million package with the Broncos. Martin has averaged 46 yards per punt with a 40.9-yard net average, 38 touchbacks and 175 punts inside the 20-yard line during his seven NFL seasons.— Receiver Darius Jennings has signed a contract with the Chargers after spending the last two seasons with the Titans. Jennings led the league in kick return average in 2018 and had a 94-yard return for a touchdown against Miami. Jennings appeared in eight games for Tennessee last year before becoming a restricted free agent.— The Steelers have signed three XFL players, giving one-year deals to defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, safety Tyree Kinnel and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz. All three played in the startup league that suspended operations earlier this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA UNDATED (AP) — Free agent safety Eric Reid wants the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement invalidated over language added following ratification of the pact earlier this month.He is calling for an investigation and a re-vote.In a letter to the NFLPA on Monday, Reid’s lawyers said language posted on the players association’s website after passage of the agreement by a 1,019-959 vote on March 15 contains different language than the one players signed off on.The letter highlights a difference in wording in the section about the league’s disability plan that affects hundreds, and potentially thousands, of ex-players who applied for Social Security disability insurance payments before Jan. 1, 2015. In the version the players received and approved, those offsets applied only to players who applied after Jan. 1, 2015.The new CBA is set to begin with the upcoming 2020 season and extend through 2030. March 30, 2020 Citing a police report and emails obtained through a public records request, ESPN is reporting that Michigan State University police told prosecutors they had probable cause that sophomore guard Brock Washington raped the woman on Jan. 19 while she was too intoxicated to consent. Police referred the case to county prosecutors, who declined to file charges this month.An MSU police spokesman told ESPN on Monday that the attorney general’s office requested the case file and the department was cooperating.After a loss at Indiana on Jan. 23, coach Tom Izzo told reporters that Washington had been suspended. He did not elaborate.Washington did not play again this season. He played a total of 19 minutes this season before the suspension.MLB-RED SOX-SALE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO OLYMPICSTokyo Olympics rescheduledUNDATED (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers have rescheduled the Summer Games that were postponed last week by the coronavirus.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: — Redskins receiver Cody Latimer is facing five charges, including felony illegal discharge of a firearm, following his arrest in a Denver suburb Saturday morning. The Douglas County sheriff’s office says deputies arrested the 27-year-old after responding to a report of shots fired inside an apartment in Englewood, Colorado. Deputies say they found three individuals in the apartment, one with minor injuries unrelated to a gunshot. Latimer came to the Redskins from the Giants after starting 10 of his 15 games last season, catching 24 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns.— The Rams have re-signed defensive end Morgan Fox and released defensive tackle Tanzel Smart. The team didn’t disclose the terms of its new deal with Fox, who has been a depth contributor on the Rams’ defensive line since 2016. He signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo.— Former Chicago Bears CEO Michael McCaskey has died after a lengthy battle with cancer at 76, according to the team. McCaskey assumed operational control of the franchise in 1983 as president and CEO following the death of George Halas, a founding father of the NFL and the franchise. Michael McCaskey became chairman in 1999 and remained in that role until George McCaskey took over in 2011.— Former NFL studio host Phyllis George has died at 70 following a long fight with a blood disorder. The 1971 Miss America became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS’s “The NFL Today.” George got into television in 1974 at CBS on “Candid Camera” and joined Brent Musburger and Irv Cross in 1975 on “The NFL Today.”NASCAR-BOWMAN EXTENSION Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSAP Exclusive: MLB projects $640K per game loss with no fansUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball owners have made their pitch as they try to convince players to accept less pay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Owners voted Monday to propose salaries be based on a 50-50 split of revenue, a framework players say is tantamount to the kind of salary cap they’ll never accept. Teams gave the players’ association their virus-testing plan Friday and have waited to make their economic proposal.Meanwhile, MLB has created a 67-page draft of its proposed 2020 Operations Manual, which has been obtained by The Associated Press and was first reported by The Athletic.Among the routine changes include players possibly arriving in uniform and being discouraged to take showers at ballparks. Team personnel will be banned from eating at restaurants on road trips, and mascots like the Phillie Phanatic and Mr. Met would be prohibited from the ballparks. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps, bat boys and bat girls.Spitting is prohibited along with water jugs and the use of saunas, steam rooms, pools and cryotherapy chambers. Hitting in indoor cages is discouraged, batting gloves encouraged.Batting practice pitchers are to wear masks, dugout telephones disinfected after each use. Players may not touch their face to give signs, and they’re not allowed to lick their fingers. Teams are encouraged to hold meetings outdoors, players spread apart. UNDATED (AP) — New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has turned himself in to police in Broward County, Florida.Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. His lawyer, Bradford Cohen, says he has affidavits that will prove Baker’s innocence.Baker had been sought by police since Thursday, along with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Warrants were issued for both men after multiple witnesses accused them of an armed robbery at a party Wednesday night in Miramar, Florida.Dunbar had not surrendered to police as of Saturday afternoon.In other NFL news: Teams will be allowed to have 50 players each under the plan, with the number active for each game still be negotiated.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is hospitalized and receiving oxygen to treat breathing issues related to the coronavirus. Two of his children told The Washington Post the 61-year-old Manley was hospitalized Friday in the Washington area. Daughter Dalis Manley said the former defensive end tested positive for the coronavirus May 2 and has steadily run a temperature between 101 and 104 degrees. Manley helped Washington win two Super Bowl titles in nine seasons with the team.— The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan disclosed the new date for the Preakness on NBC, which also had a hand in the decision because it televises the race. Saturday’s announcement was delivered less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race.— Live golf returns to television Sunday with a four-man charity Skins game at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, to benefit coronavirus relief. There won’t be any caddies, so Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will be carrying their own bags. The only rake will be carried by a rules official. Another rules official will be the only person to handle the flagstick, if necessary. It will be the first live action on TV since the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12. Alex Bowman signs 1-year extension with Hendrick MotorsportsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with Hendrick Motorsports through 2021.The announcement Saturday came the day before NASCAR resumes its season at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Bowman goes into the event already qualified for the playoffs as winner at California on March 1, two weeks before the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.Bowman is fourth in the Cup standings and in his third full season driving the No. 88 for Hendrick.PGA-OBIT-GONZALEZcenter_img Golfer Ernie Gonzalez diesPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former PGA golfer Ernie Gonzalez has died at 59. The PGA Tour said he died Friday in a Chicago hospital of Alzheimer’s.Gonzalez played 119 events over a four-year span from 1985 through 1988, when he finished 207th on the money list. The Californian’s lone victory was in the 1986 Pensacola Open, when he made five birdies and an eagle over his final nine holes of the second round for a 63 and a one-shot lead. The last 36 holes were wiped out because of rain, making Gonzales the victor.His largest payoff was $48,000 for a tie for third in the Vantage Championship, two weeks after his victory in Pensacola.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-OBIT-HOFFPAUIR Ex-Stanford two-sport star Zach Hoffpauir dies at 26UNDATED (AP) — Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who was recently hired to coach safeties on the University of Northern Colorado football team, has died at age 26. The university says he died in his sleep Thursday.Hoffpauir earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system after starring as an outfielder on the Cardinal baseball team.GOLF-SOUTH KOREA-WOMENPark Hyun-kyung wins Korean title in return to live golf May 17, 2020 — New York will allow horse racing tracks and Watkins Glen International car track to reopen with the easing of the coronavirus outbreak. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday was quick to add a caveat: “No crowds. No fans.” At his daily briefing, the Democrat says he could envision a return of Major League Baseball in New York, also without fans, adding: “If it works economically, that would be great.”— Germany’s Bundesliga (BOON’-dehsh-lee-guh) resumed its soccer season resumed Saturday after a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Borussia Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby (DAHR’-bee) to be played in an empty stadium. Also, Hertha Berlin won 3-0 at Hoffenheim, Freiburg drew at Leipzig 1-1, Paderborn drew at Fortuna Düsseldorf 0-0, and Wolfsburg won 2-1 at Augsburg. They were the first games to be played in the league since March 11.— The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year’s Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. The WHO’s director general called for “national unity and global solidarity” to fight the coronavirus outbreak ahead of the Olympics. The Summer Games were postponed this year and should bring athletes from more than 200 countries to Japan. The opening ceremony is now due on July 23, 2021.NFL-NEWSGiants cornerback sought by police turns himself in MLB has told players their prorated salaries would contribute to an average loss of $640,000 for each game over an 82-game season in empty ballparks. That’s according to a presentation from the commissioner’s office to the union that was obtained by The Associated Press.The 12-page document was dated May 12 and paints a grim picture of a $10 billion industry shuttered by the pandemic. It was an initial step in negotiations aimed at starting the delayed season around the Fourth of July.Some players have publicly balked at the notion of less pay, and the union has called for more transparency in baseball’s financial records.Teams say the proposed method of salvaging a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic would still cause a $4 billion loss and would give major league players 89% of revenue. The Yankees would have the highest loss at $312 million.Teams contend they lose more money with each additional game played. The players’ union, however, believes clubs would lose less money with more games. In addition, many teams and/or their owners have stakes in their regional sports network that would benefit from additional games. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a return to official live tournament golf after the coronavirus epidimic, Park Hyun-kung shot a final-round 67 Sunday to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke.Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course.Bae Seon-woo (68) and Lim Hee-jeong (71), who led by three strokes after the third round, were tied for second.The tournament was played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks and players were allowed to play without them.On Sunday, when players finished their rounds, most gave each other fist or elbow pumps instead of the usual hugs or hand shakes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Former Syracuse running back Adonis Ameen-Moore charged with possession of marijuana

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman UPDATED: Wednesday, March 18, 4:07 p.m.Former Syracuse running back Adonis Ameen-Moore, a senior at SU, was charged with possession of marijuana this past weekend, the Syracuse Police Department confirmed. Syracuse.com reported the news earlier Wednesday morning.The 22-year-old was seen early Sunday morning on South Clinton Street with around $15 of marijuana in a plastic bag in his right hand, according to Syracuse.com.He’ll appear in City Court on April 16 after being charged with a violation classified as an unlawful possession of marijuana, per Syracuse.com.Ameen-Moore totaled 511 yards on 109 carries in his four-year career, including a career-high 337 yards in his senior campaign.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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