first_imgTopics : At least 16 people have undergone speedy trials and been fined for committing “intolerable mistakes” during the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Pekanbaru, while thousands of others have been reprimanded for violating the policy that aims to cut the transmission chain of COVID-19.The Pekanbaru Police said on Thursday that they had recorded 14,441 violations since the PSBB was imposed on April 17.“The sanctions issued to violators range from warnings, tickets and sending them to trial,” Pekanbaru Police chief Sr. Comr. Nandang Mu’min Wijaya said on Thursday. Another 15 violators were a group of young residents who held a birthday party in a karaoke parlor at around 11 p.m., while the city’s PSBB required that people refrain from partaking in unessential activities outside their homes between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.The presiding judge fined 14 of the 15 violators Rp 800,000 each. The initiator of the party, meanwhile, was fined Rp 3 million.They were all charged under Article 216 of the Criminal Code and Pekanbaru Mayoral Decree No. 74/2020 on PSBB.”The law enforcement serves as a last resort in dealing with PSBB violators,” Nandang said, adding that authorities would continue to monitor people in hopes of preventing the further spread of COVID-19. (vny)center_img Some of the violators were rebuked for, among other things, not wearing a face mask, using a private vehicle with number of passengers exceeding the limit and opening businesses without complying with health protocols. Nandang said 16 of the violators stood speedy trial and received punishment.Read also: COVID-19: Pekanbaru first area in Sumatra granted request to impose large-scale social restrictionsViolator Rubahri Purba, for instance, was caught operating his internet cafe on April 18 after previously being reprimanded by authorities. Rubahri was fined Rp 750,000 (US$50) in a speedy trial for light offenses on Wednesday.last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new funding is available to help small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, through a new program under the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority’s (PIDA) Small Business First Fund, the COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program (CWCA).The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) recently authorized the transfer of $40 million to the Small Business First Fund for CWCA. PIDA authorized making $60 million available to provide loans of $100,000 or less to for-profit businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees. Funds are expected to become available this week.As of 12:00 AM, March 25, there are 276 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,127 in 44 counties. The Department of Health also reported four new deaths, bringing the statewide death total to 11. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital.Gov. Wolf has enacted stay-at-home orders for 10 counties: Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties. The newest order, for Lehigh and Northampton counties, takes effect at 8:00 PM today, Wednesday, March 25. All orders will continue until April 6, 2020.“My top priority is to save Pennsylvania lives, then save their livelihoods. I am utilizing every resource available to assist Pennsylvania’s business during this incredibly difficult time, and this small business funding availability is a step in the right direction. It will help provide a little peace of mind to hundreds of small business owners and their employees,” Wolf said. “I will continue to develop ways to assist Pennsylvania’s business community, as well as our workforce. I also need every Pennsylvanian to step up and do their part. The best way we can preserve our economic future is by minimizing the spread of COVID-19.”“In the wake of the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that state government is trying to respond to all manner of its impacts, and that includes providing support to our small business community,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. “The CFA took necessary and swift action to provide low interest loans to small businesses to help keep them afloat during these difficult times. I commend the leadership of Governor Wolf and the other caucuses of the General Assembly for working together so quickly to come up with a viable plan to provide this assistance.”For the purposes of this program a retail or service enterprise is defined as a for-profit business entity that is involved in the business-to-business service, business-to-public service, mercantile, commercial, or point of sale retail sectors. An agricultural producer is defined as a business involved in the management and use of a normal agricultural operation for the production of a farm commodity. A “farm commodity” is any Pennsylvania-grown agricultural, horticultural, aquacultural, vegetable, fruit, and floricultural product of the soil, livestock and meats, wools, hides, furs, poultry, eggs, dairy products, nuts, mushrooms, honey products and forest products.“There’s been major disruption to small businesses and their employees,” said House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. “This is a bipartisan down payment to get some working capital out quickly. Much more help is needed and we’ll keep working on that.”Eligible costs include working capital, which for purposes of this program is considered capital used by a small business for operations, excluding fixed assets and production machinery and equipment.Any eligible working capital cost, as defined above, incurred by the eligible business enterprise three months prior to submission of the loan application will count as an eligible cost toward either the loan amount or, if applicable, the matching investment requirement. Retail / service enterprises are able to incur eligible working capital costs up to six months prior to submission of the loan application.All loan applications must be submitted through a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO). For the list of CEDO’s operating within Pennsylvania, please refer to seeking guidance from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should follow and SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img March 25, 2020last_img read more

first_img Loading… Jose Mourinho has made his first signing at Tottenham as Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes has joined on an 18-month loan deal.Advertisement Mourinho had been looking to bolster his Spurs side this month due to mounting injury problems in the first-team squad.Tottenham lost midfielder Moussa Sissoko to a serious knee injury earlier this month while Tanguy Ndombele’s fitness is inconsistent.Midfielders Eric Dier and Harry Winks have also suffered occasional setbacks.As well as injuries in the midfield areas, Christian Eriksen’s future at the club remains uncertain.Mourinho is also without star striker Harry Kane until April after having surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.Fernandes, who will wear the No 30 shirt for the remainder of the season, had fallen out of favour with Benfica head coach Bruno Lage this season.When asked who he looked up to in football, the Portugal international said: ‘Cristiano [Ronaldo]. Because he’s a Portuguese player and he breaks all the records.‘He tries to win day by day so I will have to try and do the same thing. Read Also:FA Cup: Tottenham, Newcastle reach fourth round‘I know a little about Eric Dier because he played in Portugal. I know about the coach [Jose Mourinho] – young players want to play with him because he’s one of the best.’Fernandes’ debut could come as early as this weekend – he is likely to be in the squad when Tottenham travel to play Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sportsmail reported on Tuesday that Tottenham had agreed a long-term loan deal that includes an option to buy the Portugal international for £56million.On making the move to north London, Fernandes said: ‘It’s one big dream to come to this big club.‘I will try and give my best for the club – every day, every training, every game for the shirt.‘Every player wants to play in the Premier League. I’ve made my dream come true.’ Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Biggest Cities In The World So Far6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World Spurs moved to sign the 21-year-old ahead of West Ham after he fell out of favour at Benfica. West Ham had been hopeful of landing Fernandes until late last week but he was then offered to Spurs by super-agent Jorge Mendes.last_img read more

first_imgThe JCD Lady Eagles Jr. High Team traveled to Switzerland County Monday night to take on the Lady Pacers. The 7th grade came away with a close victory winning 20-19. Scoring for the Eagles were Weber 12, Richter 4, Jones and Veercamp 2.The 8th Grade found themselves down quick in the first quarter 9-3. They struggled putting plays into motion and were trailing 17-7 at the half. Working some new things in & facing some difficult defense, they went into the 4th quarter 27-11. Some quick defense & scoring got them close, but the Pacers out scored them 10-9 in the quarter. They never gave up and worked together. There are many bumps and bruises from this game, but they will overcome and work hard to bounce back. Scoring for the Eagles were Rider 8, Cullen 7, Sparks and Williams 2, and Fullmer 1.They will face South Ripley at home on Monday. Come out and support the Eagles.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Lisa Horn.last_img read more

first_imgStoke have confirmed the signing of Austria forward Marko Arnautovic on a four-year contract from Werder Bremen. The 24-year-old becomes the fourth new arrival under manager Mark Hughes following the signings of Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa and Oussama Assaidi. The club said on their official Facebook page: “Stoke City are delighted to sign Austria international winger Marko Arnautovic from German side Werder Bremen. “He joins on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.” The move for Arnautovic, who had a brief and troubled spell playing under Jose Mourinho when he was manager of Inter Milan, was reported to be worth around £2million. Arnautovic follows Holland defender Pieters, Spanish centre-back Muniesa and Liverpool loanee Assaidi at the Britannia. Winger Jermaine Pennant was also brought back to the club by Hughes having been released before the former QPR manager’s appointment. Pennant’s free-kick against West Ham this weekend gave Stoke their second win in three games this season. Belgium Under-21 midfielder Florent Cuvelier later departed Stoke for League One Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract. Cuvelier, 21 next week, was with the Potters for three years after joining from Portsmouth but failed to make a single first-team appearance. He made a total of 44 appearances in two loan spells with Walsall, scoring seven goals, as well as a solitary appearance for Peterborough. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Chelsea’s title challenge next season will benefit from Cesc Fabregas’ winning mentality and Premier League experience. “He is the kind of player we need – not just for his qualities as a player but also his competitive personality,” Mourinho told Chelsea’s official club website. “He is a player in the best years of his career. He knows England well, he knows the Premier League well, so he will not need time to adapt. “He is the kind of player who will come and train for a couple of weeks and be ready to prove himself.” Fabregas is currently on World Cup duty with Spain, who are unable to make the knock-out stages of the competition after opening defeats to Holland and Chile. Fabregas, who previously spent eight years at Arsenal, became Chelsea’s first signing of the summer when he arrived from Barcelona earlier this month. The Spaniard fell out of favour at the Nou Camp last season but Mourinho is in no doubt of Fabregas’ quality. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA Florida man who was arrested on several drug charges has become the latest viral sensation after police shared his mugshot on their Facebook page.34-year-old Ricky Deeley was arrested in Ocala, Florida Tuesday, along with two others after authorities found drugs, weapons, and drug paraphernalia in their vehicle during a traffic stop.Officials say they recovered 23 grams of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, 20 Methylin pills, a digital scale and a handgun inside the vehicle. It was also reported that Deeley had been driving with a suspended license.Once the Marion County Sheriff’s Office posted about the arrest, their post was shared more than 7,000 times due to Deeley’s photo. Despite his new found fame, Deeley and his accomplices,20-year-old Katlyn Spruill, and 20- year-old Logan Tindale were still taken into custody.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Trump sat down with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and challenged him on everything, including the fact he is losing in the polls. Trump says, “I’m not losing.”The President said he is optimistic about his prospects of reelection in November despite the recent polls that show Biden with a commanding lead.When Wallace mentioned a Fox News poll showing the president trailing Biden by eight points, Trump dismissed it as irrelevant. “I’m not losing, because those are fake polls.They were fake in 2016 and now they’re even more fake,” Trump said. “I have other polls that put me leading, and we have polls where I’m leading. I have a poll where we’re leading in every swing state.”Trump not going to loseTrump challenged Wallace to interview Joe Biden, who he says his “shot mentally.”Biden mommy mommyChris Wallace also falsely claimed that the U.S. has one of the highest mortality rates…Trump challenged him.{mortality rate}Trump also made the astounding claim that in two weeks’ time, he will sign a new healthcare plan.last_img read more

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Left-hander Nicholas Kirton struck his second half-century in three innings as Barbados Pride rebounded from a shock defeat to CCC Marooners, to crush minnows Canada by nine wickets here Monday.Set a paltry 162 at Conaree Cricket Centre, Pride made light work of the target to get home with 20 overs to spare.Opener Kjorn Ottley finally tasted form following low returns in his previous two innings, top-scoring with an upbeat unbeaten 70 off 84 deliveries while Kirton was yet again fluent in notching 56 not out off 48 balls.Leniko Boucher got a start with 26 but once he departed in the 13th over, Ottley and Kirton took charge in an exactly 100-run, unbroken second wicket stand.Choosing to bat first, Canada’s innings of 161 was underpinned by Arslan Khan who struck a defiant 76 off 128 deliveries, after new-ball speedsters Chemar Holder (3-32) and Roshon Primus (3-34) rocked the top order.The 20-year-old Arslan arrived at the crease with his side in turmoil at six for two in the third over and watched as they slipped further to 29 for four in the 15th over.The 20-year-old then put his head down in an innings containing five fours and a six, putting on 21 for the fifth wicket with Kanwarpal Tathgur (5), 38 for the sixth wicket with Harsh Thaker (18) and 34 for the seventh wicket with captain Kanwar Mann (8).Arslan finally perished in the 43rd over, swinging Primus to short mid-wicket where Ashley Nurse took a low catch.In reply, Ottley and Boucher put on 62 off 77 balls for the first wicket to ensure there were no hiccups in the run chase.Left-hander Ottley counted 10 fours while Boucher hit five boundaries in a 48-ball knock before missing a straight one from left-arm spinner Shahid Ahmadzai and falling lbw in the 13th over.Kirton, who featured last season for reigning champions CCC Marooners, joined Ottley and set about the Canadian attack with relish, pummelling five fours and two sixes, to race to his half-century off 46 balls by clearing the ropes at long off with seamer Nauman Zafar in the 30th over.He finished the game with the very next delivery, dragging Zafar to the mid-wicket boUNDARYlast_img read more

first_imgThe game will feature two of the Pac-12’s leading scorers in Wilkes and USC senior forward Bennie Boatwright. Boatwright scored 21 points in the first matchup and outperformed Wilkes throughout the night. All signs point to Boatwright displaying another dominant scoring output, as he has averaged 22.6 points through the Trojans’ last five games. The Trojans will tip off 6 p.m. against UCLA at Pauley Pavilion. With only three games remaining in conference play, the USC men’s basketball team finds itself in the middle of the Pac-12 standings as it looks to complete its first regular season sweep of UCLA since the 2015-16 season. “To finish in the top-four in the Pac-12 would be huge for us,” Mathews said. “With all the ups and downs we’ve been through, [it] would prove to everyone we’re still a contender and we can do it.” USC managed to stop the high-powered backcourt in their first matchup, forcing Hands to commit six turnovers and holding Wilkes to 13 points on 6-of-15 shooting.  Nearing the end of an inconsistent season, the Trojans are coming off one of their worst stretches as a team, suffering defeat in four of their last six contests and failing to bring a consistent product to the floor on a nightly basis. Following a dominant 66-49 victory over Oregon in which they stifled the Ducks all night, the Trojans let their last home game of the season slip away in a 67-62 loss to Oregon State.  In its first matchup, USC defended homecourt and defeated UCLA by 13 points. The Trojans hope to produce a similar result when they step into Pauley Pavilion, where the Bruins are 12-5 on the season. Junior guard Jonah Mathews has been a crucial piece for the Trojans this season. He ranks third on the team in both points (349) and assists (62), and provides floor spacing with his 40.4 percent mark from three. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) The Bruins enter the bout with a two-game win streak, having beaten Oregon and Oregon State by a slim margin of a combined 8 points at home. They were successful in those games in large part due to the play of their backcourt, which has carried the Bruins for much of the season. Sophomore guards Jaylen Hands and Kris Wilkes combined for 69 of UCLA’s 158 points in the team’s most recent victories and are the team’s leading scorers at 13.5 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. Even with the team’s recent lack of production, the Trojans still have their eyes set on their ultimate goal — making the NCAA tournament. USC is currently tied for fifth place with UCLA in the Pac-12 standings and one game out of fourth place, putting them just a strong effort away from securing a crucial first-round bye in the conference tournament. “[Hands and Wilkes] are both good players, so you can only do so much,” Mathews said. “But we’re going to try to make it hard for them.” However, Boatwright’s success hasn’t carried over throughout the rest of the team. “We haven’t swept them in awhile, so to go there and get a sweep would be huge for not just us but the school in general because it’s a rivalry game,” junior guard Jonah Mathews said.last_img read more