Indonesia readies plans for post-quarantine period: Health Ministry

first_imgThe government is saying it has prepared several scenarios for after the 14-day quarantine for the 243 people evacuated from Wuhan and other Chinese cities on Sunday to Raden Sadjad airbase in Natuna, Riau Islands, including a possible extension of the quarantine period and evacuation for those who require further medical treatment.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Anung Sugihantono, said if no single evacuee exhibits respiratory disorders or other symptoms related to the coronavirus infection, they would be immediately released after the two-week observation period as the people who were rescued on Sunday had received clearance from Chinese authorities.However, options are on the table if some people need further medical treatment following signs of coronavirus infection, he said. The government evacuated 243 people – 237 Indonesian citizens and a foreigner, plus five Foreign Ministry officials – from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and other cities on Sunday, using Batik Air Airbus A-330 airplane flying from China to Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, before transferring them on three separate Indonesian Military (TNI) flight to Natuna.The number was less than the 245 people originally planned to be taken out of China, as four people were unwilling to leave and three people were declared sick at the time of departure and did not receive clearance from the Chinese government to leave the country.The death toll from the virus in China climbed to 362 as of Monday, Johns Hopkins CSSE reported, exceeding the 349 fatalities in China following the 2002 and 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.As of Monday, no cases of infection have been observed in Indonesia, Anung said, with lab test results from 34 people – seven foreigners and 27 Indonesians – showing negative for the coronavirus. “We could extend [the quarantine period] or relocate [the patient] to a more specific place to receive treatment,” Anung told reporters in Jakarta on Monday. “A hospital in Natuna was already prepared but we also anticipate if – hopefully, such a thing will not happen – [the evacuees] need to be relocated to Jakarta should they require such treatment.”As of 8 a.m. on Monday, no returnees – including the flight crew who picked up the evacuees from China – had shown symptoms of coronavirus infection, Health Ministry spokesperson Widyawati said.Health workers continue to periodically examine the conditions of the evacuees at least twice a day, while the government had also made arrangements to ensure the comfort of the evacuees during their two-week quarantine.“According to the last information, our [evacuees] friends cannot communicate with their families because they still use a Chinese telecommunications operator [in their phones]. We are working to set up a wifi network today so that they could communicate with their families,” said Anung.center_img Editor’s note: Paragraph eight of this article has been edited.Topics :last_img read more

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits: ‘I could have won more by going somewhere else’

first_imgArsene Wenger laments his lack of silverware (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger has admitted that his loyalty to Arsenal cost him success in his career, saying that it is a ‘fact that he could have won more by going somewhere else’.The veteran manager was in charge of the Gunners from 1996-2008, winning the Premier League title three times and the FA Cup seven times in his epic stint in north London.Wenger had been linked with other jobs while he was at Arsenal, most notably Real Madrid, but remained loyal to the London side.The 69-year-old admits that this cost him silverware over his career, although is content with the decisions he made earlier in his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘No regret,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. ‘Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little bit the winning potential against the loyalty potential, or the desire to build up the club and the influence I had on the club to build up the club when we built the stadium, against the fact that I could have won more by going somewhere else and being less limited financially.‘At the end of the day, I’m happy to do what I did, to have done what I did. I thought from a very young age I want to work the way I like to work.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 City‘Sometimes today I weigh up a little bit ‘have I done well or not?’ But I felt that I was in a club [Arsenal] where I met my needs the way I wanted to work.‘Why change that and maybe be in a bit more glorious situation but less happy situation and less influenceable situation, where I had less influence on the club [Real Madrid]?‘So I decided that I keep trying to experience my love story [at Arsenal].’Wenger was again linked with the Real Madrid job last year when Julen Lopetegui lost his job, but said he was never contacted by the club about the role.The former Monaco boss is still keen to return to club management and has not retired, but is remaining patient as he waits for a suitable opportunity.The France national team, Paris Saint-Germain or a move to the Chinese Super League have been touted as possible options for Wenger, but no new job looks likely to materialise any time soon.MORE: Arsenal eyeing up Scunthorpe United’s record-breaking midfielder Joey DawsonMORE: Arsenal star Mesut Ozil recommended Serge Gnabry for Germany call-up five years ago Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 13 Oct 2019 3:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits: ‘I could have won more by going somewhere else’center_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Referee Rizzoli to handle Ghana-Chile clash

first_imgFIFA has released the list of officials that will handle the quarter final games slated for Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July respectively.Brazilian Referee Ricci Sandro would be in charge of the game between France and Uzbekistan at Rize’s New City Stadium and would be supported by Alessandro Rocha and Emerson de Carvalho who are also from Brazil. Carlos Vela from Ecuador will be on hand as the 4th official with Christian Lescano also from Ecuador as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.Referee Roberto Garcia of Mexico would be in charge for the game between the highly fancied Spaniards and Uruguay at Bursa’s Ataturk Stadium with support coming from Assistant refs Jose Luis Camargo and Alberto Morin, also from Mexico. Walter Lopez from Guatemala would be the 4th official with Leonel Leal from Costa Rica as the Reserve assistant referee. Kick-off is at 18:00 GMT on Saturday.William Benjamin from Australia is scheduled to handle the game between Iraq and Korea at Kayseri’s Kadir Has Stadium and would be supported by fellow Aussies Matthew Cream and Anaz Hakan on the lines. The 4th official is Gambian Bakary Gassama with Angesom Ogbemariam as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT on Sunday.In the final quarter game of the tournament involving Ghana and Chile at Istanbul’s Turk Telekom Arena,2013 UEFA Champions League Final Referee Nicola Rizzoli would be in charge and will be supported by fellow Italians Renato Faverini and Andrea Stefani. Hungarian Viktor Kassai will play the role of 4th official with Eros Gabor also from Hungary as the Reserve Assistant referee. Kick-off is at 18:00 GMT on Sunday.last_img read more

‘It’s gold or bust’: NHL players look back on World Junior Championship memories

first_imgNEW YORK — Beginning on Jan. 2, the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship heads into the medal rounds and this year’s tournament is shaping up to have quite a finish. Every roster is littered with future NHL stars. Some players, such as Canada’s Barrett Hayton, have already broken into the NHL ranks this season.  It’s a unique moment these current players are experiencing: playing for national pride, wearing a jersey that represents not only their homeland but years of building a program to the point of reaching one of the most prestigious stages in juniors. All with one goal: to finally hear their country’s anthem with a medal around their neck.Sporting News recently spoke to a few current NHLers about their experiences playing in IIHF World Junior Championship.Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden KnightsWorld Juniors experience: 2015 gold medal for CanadaBest memory: I think just winning really . . . the whole tournament was a blur and it was an honor to wear that jersey and represent the country and, we had [an] amazing team behind us. It was just a lot of fun.On 2015 team: I think we had a really really tight, tight group. I mean, it helps when you have the best player on the planet on your team in [Connor] McDavid. I thought we had a good solid d corps. Just it was a lot of fun and I think we cherish every moment.Pavel Buchnevich, New York RangersWorld Juniors experience: 2014 bronze medal, 2015 silver medal for RussiaBest memory: Always good memories. I played two world juniors and both good memories, good things. We had a great team both years and everybody [was] close and good memories. Still talk to guys on that team. I think it was the final in Canada against Canada was kind of sh—y. Don’t remind me, don’t remind me one time (laughing). On 2015 final: We play final in Air Canada Centre, [fans are] all in red and of course, you’re nervous. But if you play a couple of shifts the nerves go away and you just play for your country. A lot of people from Europe come, especially from Russia, a lot of guys watching but you have to play well and forget you’re nervous.World Juniors primer: A team-by-team guide to the 2020 under-20 championshipRoman Josi, Nashville PredatorsWorld Juniors experience: 2010 fourth-place finish for SwitzerlandBest memory: Probably when we got fourth place in Canada. It was pretty cool, it was in Saskatoon. I got hurt actually. I wasn’t part of the quarterfinals, but our team went on and beat Russia in the quarterfinals. It was pretty cool. It was awesome, especially the one in Canada was pretty cool with, obviously, so many people at the games and was really excited about the world juniors. But every world juniors I played, it was really cool. I played in the [lower Division I] once too and it was back in Switzerland and we won that so, that was pretty cool too. Fun tournament. Every one was different but fun.Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple LeafsWorld Juniors experience: 2016 sixth-place finish for CanadaOn playing in tournament: The year I went, it wasn’t a successful tournament for us. It wasn’t anything to brag about but I just think the overall, just being with the guys, having your family over and kind of just experiencing it with them. It’s every kid’s dream to play in that tournament so that’s it. Just getting to wear that jersey again, being a part of that team. Like I said, it wasn’t a successful tournament for us at that time but still a lot of fun to be a part of.WORLD JUNIORS 2020:  Canada’s complete game schedule, resultsMika Zibanejad, New York RangersWorld Juniors experience: 2012 gold medal for SwedenBest memory: The highlight of it was obviously to win it. Just the whole tournament as a whole, we started in Sweden with our camp and stuff and had a good feeling actually; had a good feeling about the group, about the way we practiced, the way we prepared. We came to the games and I thought we had a special group and the mentality of that group, how it was in the locker room, at the hotel at the games, and everything. It was a really good feeling we had and no matter what kind of obstacles we faced we found a way to kind of get through it, around it, whatever. That was a fun tournament.Kyle Turris, Nashville PredatorsWorld Juniors experience: 2008 gold medal for CanadaBest memory: Oh, man. Winning the gold medal in overtime against Sweden is something I’ll never forget. Just the whole tournament. Hockey Canada is such an amazing organization. They treat you so well and to have the opportunity to play for your country especially [on that stage]. World juniors in Canada is like the Super Bowl, right? Everybody grows up watching it and it’s a dream come true when you get the opportunity. Yea, it’s definitely one of the best hockey experiences I’ve ever had.On the pressure of playing in the tournament: When I was growing up it was always gold medal, so it’s kinda, that’s the mentality going in and it’s a good mentality to have because in Canada hockey is the game and you want to bring home a gold. There’s pressure but at that point, if you’ve made the world junior team you’re used to handling pressure and dealing with pressure and it’s just so much fun.Ryan Strome, New York RangersWorld Juniors experience: 2012 bronze medal, 2013 fourth-place finish for CanadaBest memory: Well, we didn’t win so not many but no, for me, the world juniors I played one in Canada and one in Russia and I think the one in Canada was just unbelievable. I remember the one game, it was New Year’s Eve and it was in Edmonton. We went out and we played the Americans and like the whole arena was the loudest I had ever heard a hockey rink and just had complete chills. I mean, you’re 18 years old on top of the world, right? So, I think any time you represent your country it’s special but doing it in Canada was unbelievable.On the importance of playing in the tournament for career development: I think it’s huge. It’s moments like that I think, other than playing junior hockey or whatever, next to the Stanley Cup that’s probably the highest-watched moment you’ll ever have. So, I think it’s good to experience the highs and lows. Whether it goes good or bad I think, you’ve been there, you’ve experienced either the great joy of winning or the depression of losing and you’ve kind of been through that. Especially being a Canadian, how many people watch it? There’s so much pressure on you. It’s great to compare yourself to other players in the world but as well have so many eyes on you. [Gives you] invaluable experiences that one day you can draw from.Mark Stone, Vegas Golden KnightsWorld Juniors experience: 2012 bronze medal for CanadaBest memory: I was fortunate enough to get to play in Canada. The atmosphere at that age was the best that I had ever experienced and being a teenager playing in front of your home country in a tournament that, ultimately, Canadians take just that much more seriously than most other countries. I think other countries are starting to enjoy it as much as we do but since I was a little guy we’ve been waking up on Boxing Day watching that first game.It’s a memory that I’ll never forget. I’ll always kind of remember it and enjoy the fact that I was able to play for Team Canada for the first time.World Juniors 2020: Live scores, TV schedule, updatesTyson Barrie, Toronto Maple LeafsWorld Juniors experience: 2011 silver medal for CanadaMemory of playing in tournament: We lost in Buffalo to Russia [in the gold-medal game]. We were up, like 3-0 going into the third period and then — so not a great memory. But it was such a fun tournament. I had the whole family there. It’s a great tournament and one that I feel lucky to have played in but obviously would have liked a different result.Artemi Panarin, New York RangersWorld Juniors experience: 2011 gold medal for RussiaBest memory: Maybe a couple days ago, just see the video on YouTube of us, our world junior championship. Enjoyed the video, almost crying, so it was a really good time for me and a big step for my career.On the importance of playing in the tournament for career development: It’s really important . . . I never played before that tournament, I never played on the national team so that tournament showed me [a] real level. I understand [that] I want to look forward but I don’t know what’s best. That tournament showed me good level . . . and I keep practice for that, try and work. Last game in the final I scored two goals, only two goals in that tournament. Kyle Palmieri, New Jersey DevilsWorld Juniors experience: 2010 gold medal, 2011 bronze medal for the United StatesBest memory: Well, I think that’s pretty easy. Winning gold in Saskatchewan 2010. Being a part of that team was pretty cool. It was a pretty incredible gold medal game and a lot of fun. Obviously, coming out on top was pretty memorable for me.WORLD JUNIORS 2020:  Team USA’s complete game schedule, resultsRyan Ellis, Nashville PredatorsWorld Juniors experience: 2009 gold medal, 2010 silver medal, 2011 silver medal for Canada Best memory: I think just the entire tournament. We want one and got two silvers and others, so obviously winning is the more fun, the one you want to remember the most. The two silvers were [a] tough pill to swallow at the time but, nevertheless, it makes you better on the other side. The whole tournament is a great experience and brings all the best kids around the same age together and you compete for your country. There’s no better feeling than to play for your country.On the pressure: Coming from Canada in a way that hockey’s our number one thing and the expectations are always so high. It’s gold or bust all the time. For the guys going out this year, have fun. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. The events an unbelievable event and you make some really close friendships there. Obviously we all expect, all of Canada expects to win gold but there’s some good hockey around there and it’s a fun tournament to just watch the kids compete.On playing in a draft year: Looking back I don’t think you need to look at it so much and put so much stock in one game, one tournament. Obviously, each kid goes back and competes with their team and has a chance to prove themselves but that is the ultimate stage. I know I felt a ton of pressure and I’m sure the other guys feel it as well, not only to win but to, I guess, boost your draft stock. But your career, it’s a long career and there’s both ups and downs and you can have the best tournament and never play in the NHL or you could have the worst tournament and be the best player in the NHL. It’s always fun to compete and hopefully win but at the end of the day, it’s a long road.last_img read more