Law ministry closes building due to local coronavirus spread

first_imgBambang added that he would confirm at a later date on when the building would reopen.The Ex-Sentra Mulia is the 50th building in the capital to be temporarily closed due to confirmed infection among workers at the premises.Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency head Andri Tansyah previously said that the administration had closed 14 office buildings each in East Jakarta and West Jakarta, 12 in Central Jakarta, five in West Jakarta and four in North Jakarta.The seven other buildings – four in South Jakarta and one each in Central Jakarta, West Jakarta and North Jakarta – were locked down for violating the health protocol despite several warnings. Topics : The Law and Human Rights Ministry has closed one of its buildings at the ministerial compound in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, after several employees tested positive for COVID-19.Law and Human Rights secretary-general Bambang Rantam Sariwanto stated in a letter that the Ex-Sentra Mulia building, that houses the Immigration Directorate General after several civil servants were found to have contracted the virus, would be locked down from Aug. 11 to Aug. 21, during which time the entire building would be sterilized and disinfected.“All high-ranking officials and civil servants who work in the Ex-Sentra Mulia building will continue to work from their respective homes or residences and shall stick to the WFH [work from home] procedures,” he said in the letter issued on Tuesday. center_img As regards health protocol violations, the agency had also issued an initial warning to 389 businesses and a second warning 101 businesses on Tuesday.“For the time being, we cannot release the [companies’ names],” Andri said on Wednesday, as reported in nation’s capital has seen a daily rise in COVID-19 cases since the Jakarta provincial administration started easing the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in early June, with the administration still struggling to prevent the emergence of transmission clusters at office buildings and houses of worship.On Tuesday, Jakarta recorded 462 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the cumulative tally to 26,624 with 944 COVID-19 deaths and 16,630 patients recovered. With 128,776 confirmed cases nationwide, Indonesia has the second highest tally among Southeast Asian countries after the Philippines, which has 139,538 cases.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization October 24, 2016center_img Economy,  Government That Works,  Results,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the passage of legislation authorizing ride-sharing in Pennsylvania:“I am pleased the legislature worked with me to finally pass a long-term solution for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth has proven itself to be a place where these companies can invest and grow, and we must continue to find ways to fuel the development of these and other high-tech companies. We can do this by fostering an economic climate like we have seen in Pittsburgh that has resulted in the surge of tech development.“It is also encouraging that this legislation puts an end to any question about the operations of these companies in Philadelphia. Equally important is that two-thirds of the revenue derived from ride sharing in the city of Philadelphia will go to the Philadelphia School District to help the district continue to strengthen its financial footing. This funding, on top of the additional $97 million I worked to secure in my first two budgets for the school district, will help provide the resources our children need.“I applaud the legislature for passing this into law and I look forward to signing the bill.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

LA Lakers’ Byron Scott loves having Brandon Bass as part of the mix

first_imgThe smile on Byron Scott’s face widened as he gushed about Brandon Bass’ hustle. Scott chuckled when he recalled Bass’ refusal to wear a mask to protect his recently poked eye. So it seemed expected when Scott earlier told Bass four words that conveyed how he hopes his NBA future unfolds.“‘I love you here,’” Scott recalled telling Bass. With a player option next season worth $3.1 million, Bass can avoid much attention as he has all season by exercising it. Or Bass can open opt out in hopes for a longer deal either with the Lakers or elsewhere. As Scott predicted, “I’m sure he’ll get a bunch of offers.” “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Bass told Los Angeles News Group. “I’m a special type of player and person to be around this type of group. I think I can help develop these young guys. I want them to be successful. I would love to see them grow and would love it to be here. But you never know what happens.”Bass has averaged a modest 7.0 points and 4.3 rebounds. But after nursing an eye injury that kept him out of Tuesday’s contest against Sacramento, Bass returned on Friday against Phoenix off of a recent tear. In the previous 11 contests, Bass has averaged 10.2 points on 60.7 percent shooting and 5.0 rebounds. “I just try to go out there and play the right way,” Bass said. “I let things happen instead of trying to force the issue.” That might have gone unnoticed amid Kobe Bryant’s farewell and the development of D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson. But not to Scott. “I love Brandon Bass,” said Scott, who coached him in New Orleans during his rookie season (2005-06). “I love his work ethic. I love his professionalism. I love his attitude. I love that you know when you put him in the game, you know what you’re going to get.” The Lakers are going to get a rebounder. The Lakers are going to get a undersized, 6’8, 250-pound forward who makes up for his height disadvantage with quickness. The Lakers are going to get a 10-year veteran eager to mentor his younger teammates more with actions than with words. “I feel like doing all the right things defensively and offensively,” Bass said. “With moving the ball, communicating with them and doing little things, they can put in the back of their head, ‘This is how we’re going to play. That’s how we’re going to succeed.’” After playing with Chris Paul in New Orleans, Bass has recently told Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell to emulate how he runs the Clippers’ offense.“‘Control the game and make everybody better,’” Bass recalled saying. “‘Its’ your responsibility as a point guard to know where everybody is good at and how to get everybody involved.”Memory laneWhile former UCLA standouts Earl Watson and Baron Davis struggled to pay attention in class, Kobe Bryant spent all of that time working. Watson, the Suns’ coach, frequently saw Bryant report to the Wooden Center before Lakers training camp for a workout beginning at 7:45 a.m. Watson would then see Bryant leave the gym around 1:45 p.m. only to return for pick-up scrimmages at 3 p.m. “Kobe set the tone for Baron and I to work hard, stay focused, be extreme and be an addict to our game,” Watson said. “The game of basketball became his addiction.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kemba Walker carries Hornets past Wizards in NBA playoff push

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Hornets came out after three days without a game and scored 40 points in the first quarter.“We worked on a few things and I think you saw it carry over to tonight,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “I think it was more of a refresher for our bodies, our minds. Got our spirits right and I thought we came out and competed tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJeremy Lamb added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker had 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which defeated Washington for the second time in eight days.“Just loved the way we came out and competed from the very beginning of the game,” Walker said. “We established ourselves really early on both ends of the floor. That was a big win. We showed some resiliency (and) showed how much we cared about our season.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Walker, coming off a 40-point effort against Houston, shot 11 for 30.Bradley Beal, who had 15 points in a loss at Charlotte last Friday, had 23 by halftime Friday night and finished with 40 points on 15-of-29 shooting.Jabari Parker had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. Jeff Green scored 20 points.Charlotte put six players in double figures and its bench outscored the Wizards reserves 57-33.The Hornets scored 27 points off 17 Washington turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) goes to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, center, center Bismack Biyombo (8) and forward Nicolas Batum (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. The Hornets won 116-110. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON— The Charlotte Hornets turned some well-timed rest into a much-needed win.Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We had a chance to save this. Maybe not our night,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We fought back and made it interesting. We came up a couple of stops short.”Charlotte led by 21 early in the third quarter and was ahead 95-78 to start the fourth, but Jabari Parker’s floater cut the Hornets’ lead to 107-97 with 5:26 remaining.Washington got within six before Batum and Lamb hit 3-pointers.The Wizards rallied again and Green’s two free throws made it 113-108 with 1:56 to play, but Lamb answered with a three-point play.The Hornets led 25-20 when Frank Kaminsky’s 3-pointer started a 15-6 run to the end of the first quarter.“They came out just trying to punch us in the mouth, right then and there as soon as the tip started,” Washington’s Thomas Bryant said.Tony Parker scored the first five points of the second quarter and the Hornets led by as many as 21.Beal hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Wizards cut it to five before trailing by 13 at halftime.“I’m tired of seeing Washington and Beal so good luck to the rest of the NBA,” Borrego said. “Good luck trying to figure him out.”SIZZLING Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on collision course in semis at Indian Wells Hornets second-year swingman Dwayne Bacon, who came in averaging 4.9 points, scored 13 points for his second straight game. Bacon played 29 minutes, shooting 5 of 8.“He’s really confident right now. Probably the most confident I’ve ever seen him,” Borrego said. “He continues to get to the rim, make plays in the paint, draw fouls and he’s competing on the defensive end.”TIP-INSHornets: Won the season series, 3-1. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left knee strain) retuned after missing two games. … C Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) missed his second straight game.Wizards: It was Beal’s fourth 40-point game of the season. … Fell to 2-11 in the first game of back-to-backs. . G Tomas Satoransky did not return after halftime and was being evaluated for a concussion. … F Sam Dekker (lower back soreness) returned after missing one game. … It was Parker’s sixth double-double of the season.UP NEXTHornets: Visit the Miami Heat on Sunday.Wizards: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. 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