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Indonesia ready to assist citizen confirmed with COVID-19 in Australia

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first_imgThe department is seeking to contact anyone who was traveling on Virgin Airlines flight VA682 from Perth to Melbourne on March 2, which was the flight taken by the patient when she was already showing symptoms of the respiratory illness.The Indonesian Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said his ministry had coordinated with Indonesian representatives in the neighboring country to trace the patient’s travel records. Achmad, however, asserted that his office believed the patient “did not contract the virus in Indonesia”.Authorities worldwide, including in Indonesia and Australia, are on high alert over the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 4,000 and infected more than 110,000 people in more than 100 countries, AFP reported. According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Australia recorded 91 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, while Indonesia recorded 19 cases on its soil. Citizens have been advised to regularly wash their hands with soap and take care of their health as the best means of protecting themselves against the virus.Topics : “However, as she is an Indonesian citizen then she has to understand that if she needs help, our representative [in Australia] is ready to help her at any time,” Retno said on Monday.News of the patient made rounds on Sunday after the Victorian Health Department issued a public statement saying the patient “who is now well and in home-isolation” was the 12th confirmed COVID-19 case in Victoria. The woman, who flew from Jakarta to Perth on Feb. 27, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.Read also: COVID-19: More Indonesian travelers The government is ready to give assistance to an Indonesian woman in her 50s who recently tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Australian state of Victoria, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi says. Retno said that she had met with Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan in Jakarta on Monday to clarify the citizenship status of the woman, who was later confirmed to be an Indonesian citizen holding an Australian permanent residency visa. She told reporters the Indonesian government “will try to get more information about her” while at the same time respecting her privacy. last_img read more

Still Woozy delivers a dynamic track with ‘BS’

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first_img“Focus less on getting bigger, getting famous or whatever and focus more on the music,” Gamsky said.  Rather than rapidly breaking into the industry, Gamsky urged individuals to take the time to build their work to the same level as other music currently out. “I have too many ideas to be stuck in one place,” Gamsky said, “and I don’t want people to get used to one thing either you know.” The single “BS” is out Thursday released under exclusive license to Interscope Records. Speaking to the concept of an album, Gamsky alluded to Dominic Fike’s debut studio album “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” as a point of excitement. The multi-instrumental artist said Fike’s project reassured his ideas of incorporating different styles under one project. Regarding his creative process, Gamsky said, “I just love, like, playing with sounds and textures. And it’s just so much fun to make beats, and just like create something out of nothing.”  Though on a major label, Gamsky continues to opt for self-producing his tracks.  “The beautiful part of self-producing is that you’re just curating all these sounds for people, and maybe, that’s why it feels more like a unified whole is because they’re all, this is like my particular lens, my taste,” Gamsky said. After years of songwriting, Gamsky’s has gone on to fully develop his dream-like melodies. With the recent single, “Windows,” he samples Marvin Gaye’s vocals. Gamsky’s influences continue to form inventive and playful tracks. “I could never really describe my own music ’cause I feel like I have so many different influences,” Gamsky said.  As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Still Woozy’s tours have been canceled for the time being.  Missing live performances, Gamsky shared his perspective on the most memorable performance that took place last fall at The Fonda Theatre. During this leg of the tour, USC alumna Remi Wolf was brought on tour.  Gamsky wants to let listeners know that there is no ultimate method to consume his music, but he said he does mix with headphones in mind.center_img Rather than being put on a pedestal, Gamsky wants to interact directly with the crowd. Being able to have live feedback helps keep the energy up, he said.  During the press conference Wednesday, Gamsky spoke about being “genre-less” and what that encapsulates for him. Having space to explore and express the multiple different parts of himself are essential for the artist. Yet, the 28-year-old artist makes it clear that this upcoming release is not an all-encompassing glimpse into a new direction for his sound. The focus, for now, he shares, is to produce music that interests him.  Reminiscing on his crowd surfing on a rubber ducky inflatable, Gamsky said, “It was just such good energy and just like I don’t know, I love kind of rambunctious like shit like that … It’s like the crazier the crowd gets the crazier I get.” Attendees were able to get an exclusive early listen to the highly anticipated song. Followed by a Q&A, the Bay Area native shared his creative process and memorable experiences. Two days before the release of his new single “BS,” Sven Gamsky, the namesake behind Still Woozy, joined the °1824 team of Universal Music Group for a virtual press conference.   The uninhibited nature of Gamsky’s songwriting continues to outdo genre limitations. In a time of uncertainty, the promise to not settle on a distinct sound is comforting for Still Woozy fans. Previous 2017 singles such as “Goodie Bag” and “Cooks” introduced the world to the gooey sounds and textured production signature to Gamsky’s work. Recently signed to Interscope Records, the artist is now working on new music during quarantine.  With a history of producing in his garage, Gamsky’s success in the music industry is a result of a strong work ethic. As the conference winded down, the indie artist had words of advice for upcoming artists.  “I’m mixing these tiny little noises that are like that, you know, like for a second in like the right ear or something,” Gamsky said. “And then if you’re on headphones … you’ll be able to hear that more.” The new single “BS” is filled with echoey vocals, catchy drum tracks and heavy-bass loops. The attention to production is expected with Gamsky’s detail-oriented track record.last_img read more

Russell Westbrook on whether he can get along with Joel Embiid at All-Star Game: ‘Next question’

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first_img“Next question,” he said.  “I don’t care,” Embiid said. “The whole situation with him, he’s fun, who cares. I’m willing to do whatever, but when we get on the court as opponents, I don’t care. I don’t like him. I don’t like anybody else. So we’re on the same team, I’m willing to work it out.”Joel Embiid on if he’s going to be able to get along with Westbrook for one night as an all-star teammate pic.twitter.com/ZLUyFURgos— journalist Of NBA Chaos (@WorldWideWob) February 16, 2019Only time will tell if the two will be able to put all of their animosity behind them and play for the same team as part of the All-Star Game on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn’t willing to talk about the beef he has with 76ers’ Joel Embiid. When asked during Saturday’s media availability during NBA All-Star weekend about whether he will be able to get along with Embiid for one night as the two are teammates on Team Giannis, Westbrook had a short and somewhat snarky response. NBA All-Star 2019: Stephen Curry reveals bet against brother Seth in 3-point contest Russell Westbrook on if he’ll be able to get along with Joel Embiid as all-star teammates pic.twitter.com/SFueJvMkCC— journalist Of NBA Chaos (@WorldWideWob) February 16, 2019Embiid, on the other hand, was a bit more willing to entertain the same question. Related Newslast_img read more

United VC ends first round with win over PLDT

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first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title United capped off its first round campaign with a 4-3 record, good enough for fourth spot while the Power Hitters, with a 3-3 win-loss mark,  still have one more game to play.Yasmeen Bedart-Ghani led United’s three-pronged attack, finishing with 20 points while Tai Manu-Olevao and Kalei Mau had 19 and 16 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUnited head coach Joshua Ylaya said the win was of utmost importance for them since they managed to get into a favorable seeding heading into the second round.“We don’t want to be in the second round and be pressured to win a number of games to get to the top four,” said Ylaya. LATEST STORIES “We don’t want to find ourselves after the second round and we’re at no. 5 with just a game, a point, or even a set, from the no. 4.”“What I love about these girls is there’s not a lot of technical adjustments we have to do in the part of the coaching staff.”Grace Lazaro and Kendra Dahlke had 17 points apiece to lead PLDT Home Fibr. / gsgADVERTISEMENT PBA D-League: St. Clare stuns Che’Lu, 82-77 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—United Volleyball Club ended the first round on a high note by turning back PLDT Home Fibr in four sets, 25-18, 17-25, 25-22, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Cabinet illegally presiding over issuing contracts

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first_img…as Govt turns blind eye to hold onto review powers – NandlallThe Cabinet Council of Ministers continues to exercise a review over contracts in violation of the Procurement Act – and unfortunate scenario since the Chairperson of the Commission is condoning and attempting to publicly justify this illegality.Former Attorney General, Anil NandlallThis is according to former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who has since pointed to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Chairperson Carol Corbin, who is quoted in the press as saying that Cabinet will have to be weaned off reviewing contracts before the Commission takes over.According to Nandlall, “it would appear that the Government is turning a blind eye to this effrontery because they really do not want to relinquish Cabinet’s role of reviewing contracts…This is the height of hypocrisy.”He told Guyana Times, that in section 54(6) of the Procurement Act, Chapter 73:05 states, “Cabinet’s involvement under this section shall cease upon the constitution of the Public Procurement Commission [PPC] except in relation to those matters referred to in subsection(1) which are pending.”According to Nandlall, it is clear, that the weaning ought only to relate to contracts which are pending before Cabinet.He said that from October 28, 2016, to date, there should not be matters which are still pending.“More significantly, Cabinet continues, unabatedly, to review new contracts, in clear violation of the express language of section 54(6) of the Procurement Act… Therefore, every contract that is currently being reviewed by Cabinet is tainted with unlawfulness and illegality and can be legally challenged… This must stop now.”Nandlall told Guyana Times that the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), while in Opposition, promised the establishment of the PPC and were very clear and emphatic in their assertion that once the Commission is established, Cabinet review of contracts will cease.“It will be recalled, that both, more so, the AFC was condign in their condemnation of Cabinet’s review of contracts. All manner of corrupt motives were ascribed to the PPP/C Administration for its Cabinet’s role in the review of contracts.”He said too that in Government, the APNU/AFC had to be virtually dragged to establish this Commission. Ironically, it is the PPP/C’s public pressure which caused them to relent.“Of course, the Commission could not have been established without the PPP/C’s support, because the nominees to this Commission require the support of two-thirds (2/3) of the Members of the National Assembly.”Members of the PPC were sworn in on October 28, 2016, “yet, Cabinet continues to exercise a review over contracts…This is a violation of the Procurement Act. It is unfortunate that the Chairperson of the Commission is condoning and attempting to publicly justify this illegality.”Nandlall this past week during an exclusive interview with this publication had accused the Administration of hand-picking contractors for specific contracts even as the PPC remains inoperable.He told Guyana Times that “a new trend is now developing… whenever the tender process does not deliver the desired result and produces a contractor who is not a favoured one of the Administration, the tender process is rescinded for some spurious reason, and the process is done all over again with a view to procure the desired contractor”.The former Attorney General insists “this defeats the entire Procurement Act and indeed, is an affront to the public procurement process”.He has since charged that the practice was also illegal and was a corrupt act which must end now.“Significantly, it results in massive delays in getting public works done and services rendered to the people of the country,” Nandlall noted.All of the members of the Commission were sworn in by Head of State, David Granger in October last.The members include Attorney Emily Dodson; Carol Corbin, wife of former Opposition Leader Robert Corbin; Dr Nanda Gopaul, a trade unionist and former Labour Minister under the previous Administration; University of Guyana lecturer Sukrishnalall Pasha, and Ivor English, Critchlow College Principal and former head of Transport and Harbours Department.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has in recent days, been voicing dissatisfaction over the lack of transparency surrounding numerous contracts awarded by the Administration and has signalled his intention to use his office to lodge formal complaints with the PPC.last_img read more