Jokowi, Putin agree to step up cooperation in battle against coronavirus

first_img“When discussing the coronavirus pandemic, the two presidents confirmed their intention for close cooperation in the fight against the infection,” the Kremlin said.”They agreed, in particular, to step up contacts between the healthcare ministries of Russia and Indonesia.”The Kremlin also said that Putin and Jokowi touched upon current issues of developing bilateral cooperation in other areas, though the statement did not mention any specific details about the matter.Earlier this month, Moscow donated a package of medicines to Jakarta to help the Indonesian government fight the pandemic. The Russian embassy said on its official Facebook page that the donation was the result of interactions between Moscow and with Indonesian Health Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Home Ministry, Antara news agency reported.According to Worldometers data, Russia recorded 24,490 confirmed coronavirus cases with 198 fatalities as of Wednesday.The number of cases is higher than Indonesia’s official count of 5,136 cases, although the death toll is far lower than the 469 fatalities in Indonesia.The Foreign Ministry said last week that Indonesia had so far received 58 foreign aid packages from foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector.The ministry said it would prioritize accepting seven kinds of medical equipment, namely personal protective equipment, N95 and surgical masks, rapid testing kits, viral transfer media (Dacron swabs), ventilators and RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing with reagent and thermometers (infrared and thermal).The State Palace was not immediately available for a comment when asked on Wednesday about Jokowi’s call with Putin. However, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the call mainly revolved around cooperation during the pandemic.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a fruitful conversation over the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, during which the two leaders talked about intensifying cooperation amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Russian Embassy in Jakarta confirmed the phone call took place through its official Twitter account @RusEmbJakarta on Wednesday, citing a previous statement issued by the Kremlin on Monday.Vladimir #Putin had a telephone conversation with President of #Indonesia Joko #Widodo at the Indonesian side’s initiative.Two presidents confirmed their intention for close cooperation in the fight against the #coronavirus infection.Source:https://t.co/wFdJaW9JMP pic.twitter.com/FmwwZIlmv2— Russian Embassy, IDN (@RusEmbJakarta) April 15, 2020According to the statement, the phone call was initiated by Indonesia.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ says former Celtic striker

first_imgScott Brown has been Celtic captain since 2010 (Picture: Getty Images)‘Look where Kieran’s ended up and obviously he’s got the ability himself, but he’s looked up to someone who he’s thought “I want to be like you every single game and training”.‘I think he’s got the desire to still improve every single day, I think Scott has that and he’s been a wonderful captain. 19 trophies is just incredible.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBrown, 34, has won nine Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic but comfortably leads the way for worst disciplinary record of all time in the Scottish Premiership.The midfielder has racked up 93 yellow cards, four second yellow cards and two red cards over his career in the Scottish top flight for Hibs and Celtic.His nearest competitor when it comes to bookings is Murray Davidson, who has picked up 21 fewer than the Celtic man.Brown has also courted controversy for his actions surrounding Old Firm derbies, winding up players and fans alike, which goes down well with Celtic fans, but has drawn criticism from wider football circles.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes tweet slamming Arsenal fans who abused him after Crystal Palace drawMORE: Arsenal should consider Patrick Vieira as manager after Unai Emery, believes Nigel Winterburn Advertisement Comment Kieran Tierney is a big fan of Scott Brown (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal summer signing Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ according to former Celtic striker Darren Jackson.The left-back arrived at Arsenal from the Scottish champions for £25m in August, but has made just one Premier League appearance so far due to injury.The 22-year-old spent his entire career at Celtic, playing in the first team since 2015, before moving to north London.Throughout the time Tierney was turning out for the Bhoys, Scotland international Scott Brown was captain of the side, and Jackson says the controversial midfielder has rubbed off on the left-back.ADVERTISEMENT‘Well, if you are talking about captains, obviously, Billy [McNeil] is up there on his own, but Scott will be in the next band”, Jackson told PLZ Soccer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think the influence he has on his team-mates, the respect he has from his team-mates is unquestionable, and I think it’s on and off the pitch as well.‘You see Kieran Tierney. I think he just idolises Browny and everything he does. Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ says former Celtic striker Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 3:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Lucas Torreira in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after ankle injury blow

first_imgAdvertisement Torreira could miss the rest of the season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after the club confirmed he could face up to 10 weeks on the sidelines. Torreira was forced off the field of play in the Gunners’ FA Cup win over Portsmouth last Monday and it’s been revealed he has suffered a fractured ankle. A statement on the club’s website read: ‘Right ankle. Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on March 2.‘Still receiving continual assessments. Recovery process expected to take between eight to ten weeks.’ADVERTISEMENT Comment Lucas Torreira in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after ankle injury blow Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Mar 2020 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Soares is set to return to full training (Picture: Getty)In more positive news Cedric Soares – signed on loan from Southampton in January – is set to return to full training this week. AdvertisementAdvertisementSead Kolasinac is set to return by the end of the month, while Shkodran Mustafi is being assessed ahead of the clash with Manchester City on Wednesday. Calum Chambers remains a long-term absentee after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Hot house sale in Queensland

first_img32 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold for $3.25 million.One of the top Queensland residential property sales last week occurred in a sought-after pocket of Indooroopilly. A $3.25 million contract was signed off on a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a 911sq m allotment at 32 Ivy St.The house has a library, rooftop studio, outdoor barbecue, a master suite with river views, a cubby house for the kids, pool and waterfall. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago32 Ivy St, IndooroopillyMcGrath Estate Agents Paddington’s Alex Jordan was the marketing agent responsible for the sale. “The buyers are a local family who live close by,” Mr Jordan said.“It was an off-market sale although I was hoping to take it to market but ended up taking a buyer through and it happened quite quickly.”Mr Jordan said significant renovation work was completed over the years, which involved merging two houses to form the existing structure. “2010 was the more recent and it’s a level of finish you don’t often see,” he said.The sellers have downsized to New Farm after raising their family in the home. According to CoreLogic, the highest residential sale on Ivy St is a $4.5 million transaction recorded 12 months ago.last_img read more

New restaurant coming to Batesville

first_imgBatesville, IN—Hot Head Burritos is proud to announce a brand new location that is coming soon to Batesville. They will be located at 1029 State Road 229 in Batesville and will be the third Hot Head Burrito location to open in the state of Indiana.  The location will have 1300 square feet and seat 40-50 people.  “We are thrilled to be jumping in with the Hot Head Burritos brand!  Says Jeff Yohler, co-owner and operator for the Batesville location. “The flavorful menu offerings and inspiring environment are sure to leave the customer with an experience to remember!” With a focus on their unique sauces from Mild to Wild, customers can enjoy our products exactly to their liking.  Burritos, bowls, nachos, and quesadillas are also available “Toasted” – crispy and hot all in under 60 seconds. Hot Head Burritos was founded in Dayton, Ohio in 2007 and has grown to over 76 locations in 7 states. Hot Head Burritos restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican food including Hot Head Burritos offers both individual unit franchises in addition to Area Development. Opportunities are available for experienced, multi-unit operators nationwide.  To learn more, please visit https://hotheadburritos.com/franchiselast_img read more

‘Horribly bad’ Ajax pull wool over Chelsea’s eyes – Blind

first_imgRelatedPosts Man U complete £40m Van de Beek deal Blind collapses during Ajax, Hertha friendly We understand decision not to award league title to us — Ajax Amsterdam Ajax Amsterdam may have inadvertently pulled the wool over the eyes of any watching Chelsea spies with their worst performance in two years after edging past bottom-placed RKC Waalwijk on Saturday, according to defender Daley Blind.Ajax sneaked a 2-1 away win to go three points clear at the top of the Dutch league as rivals PSV Eindhoven crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Utrecht but Blind said his side got away with a fortunate victory just days before they host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.“I think it was our worst match in the last two years,” the 29-year-old defender told Dutch television.“We were lucky to come away with the win.We weren’t well organised and we certainly didn’t play with any sharpness.“They played a long-ball game but nothing fell for us. It was one of those days where we had to grind out a win.“It was nice to win this kind of horribly bad game. That’s what it’s about. But we must look at ourselves and ensure this can never happen again.“But hopefully we pulled the wool over Chelsea’s eyes. If we did that then we achieved our mission.”Ajax, who have won their opening matches in Group H against Lille and Valencia, can take a giant step towards qualification for the next round of the Champions League if they win at home in midweek against Chelsea, who have three points from their two group games.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Ajax AmsterdamDaley BlindRKC Waalwijklast_img read more

Coach Roberts fails to turn up for GCF Disciplinary Committee hearing

first_img—He should not have gone as coach in the first place – Compton Maycock BecklesCYCLE coach Randolph Roberts,who accompanied a four-member team to the recently concluded Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships that were staged in St. Lucia, reportedly absented himself from a disciplinary Committee hearing on Tuesday last.According to a source close to the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF), Roberts was summoned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee to explain his absence during the Junior Caribbean Road Race where Guyana had four representatives in Christopher Cornelius, Raphael Leung, Jornel Yearwood and Andrew Hicks;all experienced and seasoned local riders from whom much was expected.According to reports, on the day in question (July 31), Roberts complained of feeling unwell and told the team manager, Marc Sonoram, that he was experiencing a headache and so was unable to follow the race and feed (water) to the cyclists.This, according to reports, resulted in the cyclists becoming dehydrated during the 87.6km event that was conducted in very humid conditions.However, former national junior champion and businessman Compton Maycock Beckles is questioning why Roberts could not have positioned himself along the 12.4km circuit and feed his charges on foot.Beckles told Chronicle Sport that Roberts could have armed himself with bottles of water which every team is entitled to,and as the team members approach the point where he is positioned, they can get fed.Chronicle Sport understands that when the locals (Guyanese) passed their empty bottles to the neutral feeders, the bottles were never returned to them, instead, the (filled bottles) were given to other riders and this left the Guyanese at a disadvantage.Apart from Roberts, Sonoram accompanied the team as manager and was assigned a motor vehicle, but according to the rules governing the event, he could not have fed from the car and so he cannot be blamed for Roberts’ blunder.Beckles,who managed a cycling team to the 1987 Pan American Championships,said Roberts should not have been appointed coach in the first place since he (Roberts) is not a qualified coach,and as such should not have been a part of the touring party.“This is total nonsense, the same things keep happening year in year out, they (GCF) just appointing coaches who does not have the know how, who have maybe never saddled a bike at the local level, much less at the Regional or international levels” a very disturbed Beckles declared.Beckles opined that a coach for a cycle team should be a qualified individual and preferably someone who is a former national cyclist who knows what it takes to be a champion “so there is no excuse for what has happened. This is total nonsense….Dwayne Gibbs would have been the perfect choice or even Enzo Matthews would have fitted in well…so this nonsense has to stop if we want our cyclists to get recognition” Beckles declared.Quizzed by Chronicle Sport about the criteria used in selecting Roberts as the team’s coach for such an important activity,knowing fully well that he is not that qualified, the GCF’s source said Roberts was not actually selected by the executives of the racing committee, “but because he had one member of his Flying Ace Cycle Club on the four-member team, the Federation allowed him to accompany the team to St. Lucia” the source informed.Roberts’ Flying Ace’s club member is Zaman Khan,who competed in the juvenile category and finished 23rd of 24 riders in the juvenile time trial and 31st of 34 starters in the five-lap road race for juveniles.In the junior road race, there were 50 starters and only 37 completed the course with Cornelius finishing 16th, Hicks 18th, Leung 19thand Yearwood 28th.last_img read more

Jamaica cricketer Renford Pinnock dies at 82

first_imgRETIRED Jamaican cricketer, Renford Pinnock, had plans to take graduation pictures of his youngest son, Phillip, who was graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Friday with a Master’s degree in Education.Pinnock died at 1:30 am. He was 82. The revered wicketkeeper/batsman is survived by four sons and two daughters.“The plan was to go and take graduation pictures with him,” said another of his sons, Joseph, who spoke with SportsmaxTV on Friday afternoon.“We are all distraught but he had prepared us somewhat. We are hanging in there. He left a lot with us to remember and to carry on.”Pinnock has been ailing for several months. Joseph revealed that his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and later suffered two strokes, the first in August and the second just last week.On Thursday, Pinnock flat-lined for approximately 21 minutes while undergoing a CT Scan at the University Hospital of the West Indies. However, after he revived, his condition deteriorated rapidly and he was declared dead at 1:30 am Friday.Pinnock represented Jamaica between 1964 and 1975 during which time he scored 2644 runs at an average of 41.31. He scored six centuries and 16 50s during his career.Late cricket writer, Tony Becca, in a column published in The Gleaner on August 16, 2015 wrote: “He scored 108 versus Trinidad at Queen’s Park Oval, 175 against Barbados at Kensington Park in 1969, 152 versus the Cavaliers at Sabina Park in 1970, 176 against Sussex at Hove in 1970, and was not out on 93 versus Guyana at Bourda in 1973.”The Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) expressed sorrow at Pinnock’s passing.“Local cricket has lost a long-serving son. A former right-hand bat and wicketkeeper Renford Pinnock was called to the Grand Pavillion above on November 1, 2019.The JCA  extends its most sincere condolence to his family and those closest to him. He served the sport well and will be missed.May the happy memories be your pillar of strength.”(Sportsmax)last_img read more

Mexican films offer a complete view on culture

first_imgUSC’s Latino Student Assembly, School of Cinematic Arts and Political Student Assembly kicked off the weekend with a series of Mexican film screenings paired with panel discussions called “The Renaissance of Mexican Film and Soft Power.”Opening eyes · Panelists discuss prominent Mexican films and their role in Mexican culture on Saturday at the Ray Stark Family Theatre in the George Lucas Building. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe event was part of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The goal of the screenings and discussions were to explore film as a medium of understanding political power in Mexico. More specifically, the event highlighted “soft power,” which describes the ways that a country can seduce and attract power in contrast to using coercion.Recently in Hollywood, films such as Amores Perros, and Y Tu Mamá También have created narratives that usually concern drug wars and those who migrate for economic reasons, offering a multiple perspectives on Mexico.“I believe that by doing something visual and bringing that to people, they sort of learn more about the culture and all that Mexico has to offer,” said Samantha Galaz, a junior majoring in international relations.According to Latino Student Assembly Executive Director Valerie Fernandez, “[The event] ushered this great idea to bring Mexican cinema that revolutionized the way people saw a mixture of the politics, the myths about drug wars and the structure of Mexican society in recent years.”Fernandez said the aim of the event was to point out that more social barriers exist within Mexico than people might initially perceive.“One thing we saw through the cinema, specifically, was that Mexico doesn’t have one face,” Fernandez said. “I think yesterday, during a movie called Nosotros Los Nobles, we took a look at how, taking it way back, there was division between the European conquerors and Mexicans. You still see that today, and that’s something that we definitely wanted to highlight. Having people who aren’t familiar with Mexican culture realize that there are many faces and many issues intertwined within many social divisions even within Mexico is our goal.”On Friday night, films including Nosotros Los Nobles were shown, followed by a Q&A with Gaz Alazraki, the film’s writer, director and producer who graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2001. The film is about a successful construction mogul, Herman Noble, who decides to teach his spoiled kids a lesson. His directorial debut has become the highest grossing Mexican film of all time in Mexico.The panel discussed topics that provoked widely different opinions among the panelists and the discussion became very heated. The fiscal policies of the Mexican government were prominent subjects during the discussions.Many audience members said they were inspired by different aspects of each film.Latino Student Assembly Director of Political Affairs Andrea Guisela, a junior majoring in international relations (global business), said that the event made her realize that discrimination still exists today.“I’m reminded that there is racism within cultures. If you’re lighter skinned, have blonde hair and have light eyes, that signifies wealth. Anything else is not. It’s more indigenous,” Guisela said. “It’s supposed to be more lower classes and it’s a reminder that racism doesn’t only exist in America. It exists within [other] cultures as well.” Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more

FAI bring charges against members of Athlone Town

first_imgThose charged will have a hearing with an independent disciplinary committee on August 3rd. Photo © Pixabay The FAI have brought charges against ‘members’ of Athlone Town following their investigation into the club – on the back of a UEFA report about gambling patterns.They had been probing three fixtures involving Athlone this season and today’s charges relate to three rule breaches surrounding gambling, manipulating matches and bringing the game into disrepute.Players, coaches and club officials had been interviewed in May around large bets being taken on their games on Asian markets.last_img