Health Ministry scraps ODP, PDP terminology in new COVID-19 guidelines

first_imgA probable case, meanwhile, is defined as a suspected case with severe acute respiratory illness or who dies before being tested for COVID-19.Since April, the WHO has defined a COVID-19 death as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19.Read also: Anies hints at ‘pulling brake’ as Jakarta cases continue to surgeAs of Tuesday, the official public COVID-19 death toll announced by the Health Ministry stands at 3,710, the highest in Southeast Asia.According to data compiled by volunteer group Kawal COVID-19, however, over 8,000 ODPs and PDPs had died nationwide as of Monday.Tempo Magazine also recently reported that an internal COVID-19 task force database showed 13,885 COVID-19-related deaths as of July 3.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said in his daily press briefing on Tuesday that the new definitions would be used for COVID-19 data announcements going forward.Topics : The Health Ministry issued new guidelines for COVID-19 handling and prevention on Tuesday, revising a number of terms to be in line with World Health Organization (WHO) definitions.The guidelines scrap the local terms “people under observation” (ODP) and “patients under surveillance” (PDP) in favor of “suspected” and “probable” cases, and also expand the definition of COVID-19 deaths “for surveillance purposes” to include the deaths of probable cases.A suspected case is now defined as a patient with acute respiratory illness who has a history of travel to or residence in a location reporting community transmission during 14 days prior to symptom onset; who has been in contact with a confirmed or probable case; or who requires hospitalization with no alternative diagnosis.last_img read more

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Owen Hargreaves predicts Premier League top four after Manchester United loss to Wolves

first_imgWill Emery miss out? (Picture: Getty Images)‘I still think United will sneak in with Spurs and Arsenal and Chelsea will miss out.’Arsenal legend Ian Wright disagreed, however, and backed Arsenal and Spurs to qualify through the league.‘I’m going Arsenal third and Tottenham fourth,’ he added.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWho will qualify for the Champions League?Arsenal & Spurs0%Arsenal & Man Utd0%Arsenal & Chelsea0%Man Utd & Spurs0%Man Utd & Chelsea0%Chelsea & Spurs0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Owen Hargreaves predicts Premier League top four after Manchester United loss to Wolves Hargreaves is still backing his former club (Picture: VI Images via Getty)Owen Hargreaves believes Manchester United will still sneak into the Premier League’s top four come the end of the season and thinks third-placed Arsenal will miss out.It’s been a good week for the Gunners.Tottenham Hotspur were beaten by Liverpool, while United lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers and they took care of their own business against Newcastle in a 2-0 win to move into third.The race for Champions League qualification remains tight, however, with just three points separating Unai Emery’s side and sixth-placed Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENTUnited are level on points with fourth-placed Spurs but have played a game more and are in danger of slipping further behind when Mauricio Pochettino’s team take on Crystal Palace to open the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night. Solskjaer post-Wolves defeat Our performance deserved the winTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:19FullscreenSolskjaer post-Wolves defeat Our performance deserved the winhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-post-wolves-defeat-performance-deserved-win-1897420/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.And although a 2-1 loss to Wolves has put a serious dent in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s chances of guiding his team to the promised land of Europe’s premier competition, Hargreaves still believes his former club will get the job done.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Before Manchester United’s loss to Wolves I would have said they would be in the top four for sure but that result changes everything,’ he told Premier League Productions.‘Tottenham I think will be alright but Arsenal I think will miss out. Their home form is exceptional but away from home they are poor.center_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 7:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link912Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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PensionsEurope decries CEE ‘attack’ on second-pillar pension systems

first_imgThis continued as Poland, which saw its president sign off on a Bill, radically changing its second pillar due to what the government described as the “ballooning costs” of the system.The payment of retirement funds to members would be taken over by the country’s first-pillar system, with all Polish sovereign investments transferred earlier this year.Further to this, the Czech Republic is to close its second-pillar system by 2016, as one of the prime minister’s long-standing objectives, which would see the pillars merged.After years of decline in second-pillar provision across the area, PensionsEurope said this – particularly in light of a review hinted at by the Romanian government – was getting out of hand.It said the transfer of assets was detrimental to longer-term economic and social sustainability, and that more funded retirement provision was needed, not less.Chair of the lobby group, Joanne Segars, called the developments worrying and said the European Commission could do more, suggesting a CEE focus would be more “value added” than its current work.She said: “There are some quite worrying developments going on there, and they are the sort of ‘value added’ issues the Commission used to pay attention to.“Severe demographic challenges cannot be countered by the public finances on the long run. These reforms have severe consequences, notably for old-age poverty in the near future, and undermine the trust people have in retirement savings.”Secretary-general Matti Leppälä said the long-term damage, given the equity and fixed income investments from second-pillar funds, were serious.“Member states will be damaged on the long run,” he said. “There is a need to act now to prevent more damage, for both the future pensioners of member states and the EU economy.”The OECD has also spoken out against the reforms, suggesting Poland’s move to nationalise the second pillar undermines trust in pensions, and investment restrictions would cut income replacement rates.Poland’s reform are also set to be challenged by the employers confederation on the belief it breaches several articles of the constitution. PensionsEurope has slammed governments in Central and Eastern Europe that have begun dismantling their second-pillar systems, warning of poverty and damage to their economies.The contentious issue has long caused concern among second-pillar advocators, with funds being raided to prop-up government books, or help alleviated under-capitalised first-pillar systems.It also called on the Commission to intervene, as concerns over contagion of second-pillar raiding increase as time goes on. In recent years, the government in Hungary effectively closed down the country’s funded pensions pillar by indefinitely extending a freeze on contributions, resulting in the closing down of several schemes due to cost pressures.last_img read more

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Asset manager roundup: Generali backs ex-Pioneer staff’s multi-asset firm

first_imgItaly’s largest asset manager has backed an Italian boutique investment company established by four former Amundi and Pioneer Investments staff.Generali has taken a majority stake in ThreeSixty Investments, which runs multi-asset strategies for private and institutional clients. It has also pledged support for ThreeSixty’s first fund launch with a €1bn “strategic capital” investment.ThreeSixty was set up by four former Pioneer Investments staff: Giordano Lombardo, former Pioneer CEO; Mauro Ratto, who was previously Pioneer’s head of emerging markets; Diego Franzin, ex-head of equities at Pioneer and Amundi; and Robert Richardson, former head of Pioneer’s operations in Ireland.The quartet left Pioneer after it was acquired by asset management giant Amundi in 2017. Source: Deutsche Börse AGThe Frankfurt stock exchange, operated by Deutsche BörseThe transaction has been part-financed by a $715m investment from General Atlantic, a $31bn US-based equity investment company. General Atlantic has entered into a strategic partnership with Deutsche Börse as part of the deal. Senior Axioma staff will invest roughly $105m, giving management a 3% stake in the new entity alongside Deutsche Börse’s 78% and General Atlantic’s 19%.Theodor Weimer, CEO of Deutsche Börse, said the Axioma acquisition was a “step change for our pre-trading business” and fitted in with the group’s “Roadmap 2020” corporate expansion strategy. The General Atlantic partnership would “help to further accelerate growth of the combined business and to achieve strong value creation”, he added.Sebastian Ceria, founder and CEO of Axioma and leader of the new business, said: “The union of Axioma, STOXX and DAX under the Deutsche Börse umbrella creates a growth company that is uniquely equipped to help clients capitalise on the critical trends now reshaping the investment management landscape.“The combination of STOXX’s indexing expertise with Axioma’s best-of-breed analytical capabilities in risk management, portfolio construction and performance attribution is expected to result in strong near-term revenue synergies and creation of a platform for future growth.”Deutsche Börse and Axioma first established a formal partnership in 2011, and have since developed factor indices and exchange-traded fund products together. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.AQR enters German marketQuantitative investing specialist AQR has opened an office in Germany as it seeks to expand its presence in Europe. Axel Weiss, who joined the $196bn asset manager in 2016 as head of Germany and Austria, will lead the Frankfurt-based team.David Kabiller, head of business development at AQR, said: “We believe that a local presence will allow us to better serve our existing German clients and deliver our diverse platform of quantitative strategies to investors.”“We are eager to deepen our relationships with our German clients and further engage the region’s sophisticated investment community,” added Christopher Palazzolo, head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa at AQR. Giordano Lombardo, CEO of Milan-based ThreeSixty Investments, said: “We believe that the future of active asset management lies in a new, integrated approach, beyond the distinction between traditional and alternative assets.“Our aim is to align completely to the goals of investors, integrating all sources of return in a common total return framework. The partnership with Generali, with its long-term commitment, is ideal to build a new approach to multi-asset investing.”center_img Generali’s head office in Trieste, ItalyCarlo Trabattoni, head of Generali Investments Partners, added: “The main objective of the partnership is to build high quality products for clients – whether institutional or private – with a very clear positioning on the market. We believe that the distinctive multi-asset strategy that is being developed by the new asset management company is fully responding to this ambition.” Generali has restructured its asset management offering over the past two years with the stated aim of becoming “one of the top five multi-boutiques in the world by revenue”.In September it pledged up to $4bn (€3.5bn) to the first products for Aperture Capital, a startup boutique led by former AllianceBernstein CEO Peter Kraus. Since 2017, Generali said it had “created or partnered with” eight boutiques and restructured its existing asset managers into four “platforms”.Deutsche Börse buys analytics firm in $850m dealDeutsche Börse, the parent company for Germany’s main stock exchange, has agreed to buy portfolio and risk analytics firm Axioma $850m and merge it into its index businesses.In a statement, Deutsche Börse said it aimed to create a “fully integrated, leading buy-side intelligence player” offering a range of index and analytics products. The company is responsible for the STOXX and DAX indices, including leading equity benchmarks for Europe and Germany.last_img read more

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This Queensland property is the catch of the day

first_imgThe deck looks out over the property. Picture: Supplied. “We’ve got a cul-de-sac at the end of the street so really the only people who drive past are owners,” she said. “Everyone is friendly as well. We walk the dogs every morning and stop to have a chat with the neighbours.” The home at 43 Forest Rd, Cashmere, comes with a stocked dam. Picture: Supplied.FISHERMEN take note — this acreage property in Cashmere comes with a private fishing hole already stocked with silver perch and bass. The 1.5 ha property at 43 Forest Rd features a lowset home, outdoor entertaining spaces, double bay shed and pavilion overlooking the dam. Owners Lance and Sandy Smith have lived at the home for almost a decade and enjoy the private bush setting. The living area features a fireplace. Picture: Supplied. The living spaces flow out to the covered timber deck. The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, and the remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The Smiths have improved the property by adding a pavilion overlooking the dam and upgrading the driveway.Mrs Smith said the home was in a “beautifully quiet” neighbourhood. A pavilion overlooks the dam. Picture: Supplied.The home sits on an elevated position and features a semi-open plan layout with the kitchen and dining area sitting between the lounge room and family room. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and island bench, while the lounge has a wood fireplace. A statement water feature sits between the dining room and deck. Picture: Supplied. “When we moved in 10 years ago we had young boys. (The property meant) we could get them out of the house,” Mrs Smith said. “They would always be outside playing and building things.” Mrs Smith said her favourite thing about the property was the privacy and tranquillity. “We live mostly outdoors on the deck,” she said.“We go out there for coffee in the morning and can still be out there by lunchtime.” More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019last_img read more

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A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms

first_imgThe Federalist 23 November 2015Family First Comment: “Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters. There are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit. While I feel a deep sense of empathy for what must be a very difficult situation for transgender people, at the beginning and end of the day, it is nothing short of negligent to instate policies that elevate the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people.”While some have proposed a third option for transgender people (single-occupancy restrooms and showers), this option has been largely struck down, and employees are prohibited from suggesting it, as it is considered discriminatory and emotionally damaging to a group of people who are working so hard to fit in. The solution? Anyone can use whatever restroom he or she wants without being questioned.Victimizers Use Any Opening They Can FindI read these reports, and my heart starts to race. They can’t be serious. Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters.While I feel a deep sense of empathy for what must be a very difficult situation for transgender people, at the beginning and end of the day, it is nothing short of negligent to instate policies that elevate the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people.Don’t they know anything about predators? Don’t they know the numbers? That out of every 100 rapes, only two rapists will spend so much as single day in jail while the other 98 walk free and hang out in our midst? Don’t they know that predators are known to intentionally seek out places where many of their preferred targets gather in groups? That perpetrators are addicts so committed to their fantasies they’ll stop at nothing to achieve them?Do they know that more than 99 percent of single-victim incidents are committed by males? That they are experts in rationalization who minimize their number of victims? Don’t they know that insurance companies highlight locker rooms as a high-risk area for abuse that should be carefully monitored and protected?Don’t they know that one out of every four little girls will be sexually abused during childhood, and that’s without giving predators free access to them while they shower? Don’t they know that, for women who have experienced sexual trauma, finding the courage to use a locker room at all is a freaking badge of honor? That many of these women view life through a kaleidoscope of shame and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, dissociation, poor body image, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, difficulty with intimacy, and worse?Why would people knowingly invite further exploitation by creating policies with no safeguards in place to protect them from injury? With zero screening options to ensure that biological males who enter locker rooms actually identify as female, how could a woman be sure the person staring at her wasn’t exploiting her? Why is it okay to make her wonder?There’s no way to make everyone happy in the situation of transgender locker room use. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe. I’d much rather risk hurting a smaller number of people’s feelings by asking transgender people to use a single-occupancy restroom that still offers safety than risk jeopardizing the safety of thousands of women and kids with a policy that gives would-be predators a free pass.Is it ironic to no one that being “progressive” actually sets women’s lib back about a century? What of my right to do my darndest to insist that the first time my daughter sees the adult male form it will be because she’s chosen it, not because it’s forced upon her? What of our emotional and physical rights? Unless and until you’ve lined a bathroom door with a towel for protection, you can’t tell me the risk isn’t there.READ MORE: http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/23/a-rape-survivor-speaks-out-about-transgender-bathrooms/last_img read more

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Liverpool invite inspirational women to Anfield to celebrate International Women’s Day

first_imgLiverpool Football Club (LFC) have invited a number of inspirational women to Anfield tomorrow to celebrate International Women’s Day. Liverpool  The women have been chosen for either their significant contribution to the local Anfield community or the gender diversity movement within Liverpool. They will be hosted at Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth tomorrow. Some of the women have also been featured in a specially produced film called “Women of the Kop.” This includes Hillsborough Family Support Group chair Margaret Aspinall and her daughter Louise, LFC Foundation Kicks Girls programme participant Finley Kennedy, and social media channel GirlFans founder Jacqui McAssey. There is also a host of other activities taking place across the club to mark International Women’s Day, which falls on Sunday March 8.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different Actors An all-female line up of acts will be taking to the stage in Paisley Square, while the matchday programme will include an International Women’s Day feature and the “Women of the Kop” film will be shown on all concourse screens across Anfield. There will also be a series of internal events and activities for LFC staff, delivered by the club’s gender diversity group, Unity Collective. The group aims to create a positive working environment, where everyone has the same opportunities to develop, regardless of their gender. “We are proud to support International Women’s Day again this year and promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion,” said Susan Black, LFC’s director of communications and executive sponsor of the club’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. “It’s something that the club is really passionate about and why we were the first Premier League club to apply for and be awarded the Premier League’s advanced quality standard for equality, demonstrating how committed we are to pushing the boundaries in this area of work. Read Also:Klopp reacts to Liverpool’s new English record after Bournemouth win “It’s such an honour to welcome this group of amazing women to Anfield this weekend, who are the source of much inspiration to others and will help us increase visibility of the importance of an equal world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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I-37 checkers fly for Carroll

first_imgAs the white flag waved Carroll had built a good lead on his way to the win. Greg Dinsmore got to turn one first trailed by Robert Liese Jr., A.J. Wernette, Donald Banker and Chandler Fox. Behind them, Logan Dinsmore, Ryan Doyon and Robby Minten were three-wide for sixth. After a couple cautions, Carroll was on the move getting by Wernette for third and swapping second with Liese.  Carroll finally secured the spot while Landon Bednarz and Banker ran side-by-side for fourth. Carroll got along side Greg Dinsmore on a restart and took the point. Three-wide battles continued with Tindall, Bednarz and Banker for third after Greg Dinsmore pulled off. Banker, Bednarz and Tidwell were next to go three abreast. Not to be outdone, Rich Green, Chris Swenson, Tindall and Bednarz tried four wide as the laps wound down. center_img PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 1) – Chris Carroll captured the IMCA Modified checkers as I-37 Speedway got back in action Saturday night.  By J.M. Hallaslast_img read more

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Foster praised but unsure of start

first_img “I’ve seen the challenge back,” said Pulis. “I thought Jon managed the game pretty well, and there are enough people at the moment criticising referees and looking to blame them. “Jon didn’t cost us the game on Tuesday, we cost ourselves the game. “People make good decisions and bad decisions and you have to accept it – but I’m sure he’ll look back at it and maybe will analyse it differently to how he did on the night.” He then added: “I would have two calls during a game, where managers can call things back. “You could put advertising on the big screens (at the same time) – the clubs could make some money from it. “And it gives a chance to the officials to get right decisions that could be big. They, FIFA and UEFA, have to accept that referees do make mistakes.” Pulis also made his feelings clear about spitting following Wednesday night’s incident involving Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse. “It is disgusting and disgraceful,” Pulis said. “Spitting should never be anywhere near our game. It should be dealt with.” Pulis, while mindful of his side’s ongoing league battle to avoid relegation, says he will try to put his “strongest team” out on Saturday. Forward Victor Anichebe (groin) remains unavailable, and winger Callum McManaman is a doubt due to a foot injury. Pulis has also said West Brom “have to go careful” with Stephane Sessegnon due to the forward’s “personal problems” – understood to be a family bereavement – and that there are a few “knocks and niggles” to deal with. Berahino and fellow frontman Brown Ideye have both been playing recently with pain-killing injections. The Barclays Premier League derby between the two clubs at Villa Park on Tuesday ended in a 2-1 victory for the hosts after a stoppage-time error from Ben Foster saw the Baggies and England shot-stopper give away a penalty that was converted by Christian Benteke. Pulis spoke up for Foster – who has kept six clean sheets in all competitions since the Welshman took over at Albion – after the game. West Brom boss Tony Pulis is keeping his cards close to his chest in terms of his goalkeeper selection for Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Aston Villa. And while refusing to say outright whether or not the 31-year-old would keep his place at the weekend, the head coach once again had praise for Foster at his press conference on Thursday to preview the cup tie. Asked about his goalkeeper selection for Saturday’s game, Pulis said: “I’ll be telling the goalkeepers first before I tell you! “Boaz Myhill has had an injury with a finger, which we have to take into account. “With the number of clean sheets he has kept (12 overall this season), Ben has been absolutely fantastic. “Everybody makes mistakes. Goalkeepers get highlighted, like referees, because it can cost you games.” With regard to referees, another notable incident from the latter stages of Tuesday’s game saw Villa defender Alan Hutton make a nasty-looking challenge on West Brom striker Saido Berahino and the pair square up to each other before each being booked. It appeared Hutton was lucky not to have been sent off by referee Jonathan Moss. And while Pulis was keen on Thursday to avoid hitting out at the official for not doing so, he did once again express his desire for there to be a referral system for managers during games where they get “two calls” each, something he has spoken about in the past. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Zoo euthanizes Flamingo after child throws rock at it

first_imgA flamingo at an Illinois zoo had to be euthanized Monday after an elementary school student hit it with a rock.Officials with the Miller Park Zoo say the child was skipping rocks into the bird’s habitat and struck one of the flamingos, breaking its leg.Zoo staff determined the best course of action was to put the bird down.The zoo said it’s working with the guest’s family to make the tragedy “a learning experience” for the child.last_img

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