Singapore has donated safety equipment and ventilators to Batam hospitals in Riau Islands province to help treat COVID-19 patients. Singaporean Consul General in Batam Mark Low handed over 50 hazmat suits and two ventilators to Batam Mayor Muhammad Rudi on Friday as the city braces for a surge of infections.While Singapore has established a protocol and heightened border surveillance to prevent the further spread of the disease, Indonesia has only started testing suspected patience and taking measures to minimize close contact between people. “We appreciate the help from the Singapore government. Batam and Singapore have enjoyed a long relationship,” Rudi said at the consulate general office in Batam, which is a mere 70-minute ferry ride from the city-state.Singapore has mandated quick tests for travelers who arrive at the country’s air, land and water ports with symptoms, as reported by The Straits Times. They must undergo the test even if they do not meet the clinical definition of being a suspected case. The two countries were recently involved in a dispute over Indonesians who tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore. Jakarta accused its neighbor of withholding information about the patient, while the latter insisted in had passed on all the pertinent details to Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry.Rudi said Singapore was more advanced in its response to the pandemic, while Indonesia had just started plan to construct a hospital exclusively for COVID-19 patients on Galang Island, also located in Riau Islands province. Low urged the public to remain on alert as the pandemic seemed to be far from over.“Life is normal but [people] should be careful and follow instructions from governments,” he said.Topics :
According to the IOC ” We understand at these times that these are unlikely to include full details of the dates and locations of the specified events. We recognise that this would follow later as the impacts of the Covid-19 and its related restrictions becomes clearer,” the letter stated. Fifty-seven percent of the 11,000 athletes that would be participating at the Tokyo Olympics had qualified before the event was moved by a year due to the pandemic. The IOC said it would finalize the adapted qualification system later in the month.This cheering news for Nigerian athletes has been commended by the Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare as a welcome development. ” We are excited that the IOC has granted this concession so that those qualifiers can be completed. This will give the athletes ample time to prepare. Also, we now have enough time to make funds available to those sports Federations that had yet to complete their qualifiers. We are monitoring all our athletes and we believe they are training well despite the world – wide lockdown ” read also:IOC: Adjustments to Tokyo 2020 to reduce extent of additional costsHe assured that Nigeria would stick to the earlier stance to feature in only 11 events at the games in order to enhance her chances of performing well. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Cloud of uncertainty that had gathered over the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games qualifiers involving Nigerian athletes and other athletes around the world has been cleared by the International Olympic Committee. IOC chief Thomas Bach The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year as a result of the spread of covid-19 scourge had cast a shadow of doubt over most of the qualifiers that were yet to be completed. Respite has, however, come for Nigerian athletes alongside their counterparts from other countries that were yet to complete their qualifiers as the IOC has fixed new dates for the qualifiers. According to a letter written to all members of the International Olympic Committee, now completed qualifiers have now been extended till the end of June 2021, a week grace before the final deadline of July 5th, 18 days before the Olympics gets underway on July 23rd, 2021.Advertisement Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining MeansBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet
Jets defensive end Henry Anderson is not apologizing for his hit on Steven Hauschka, which ended up injuring the Bills kicker.Hauschka has been sitting out practice this week due to the hip injury he suffered as a result of Anderson knocking the kicker to the ground on a blind-side hit during Sunday’s game in Buffalo. Henry Andersen just obliterated Stephen Hauschka #Jets pic.twitter.com/dX92S19FYZ— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) December 9, 2018″There’s no place in football for it,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said of the hit earlier in the week. “He’s like a quarterback, you know he gets hit in the back — any player that gets hit in the back — should be a foul, and then he’s a kicker. To me, he’s afforded the protection. It’s a shame he took the hit that he did.”It thought it should have been called. They didn’t see it obviously. He’s a little sore today. We’ll see how he feels when he comes back tomorrow.”Speaking to former Colts punter Pat McAfee on his show’s segment “Attempted Murder of a Kicker,” Anderson defended his actions.”When the guy who picked up the fumble reversed field, (Hauschka) started angling toward the ball carrier and started positioning himself,” Anderson said. “He wasn’t in a dead sprint or anything, but he was working his way to cut him off and to try to make the tackle. I saw that, and I know as a defensive player, the defensive coaches always tell you that the kickers are kind of under the same umbrella as quarterbacks. If they are trying to stay out of the play, you’re not supposed to tough them because they are protected by the rules. If they start making their way and positioning themselves to make a play on the ball, they are fair game and you can hit them.”He almost slide-tackled one of our kick returners earlier in the game. If I don’t make a block there and he ends up somehow making that tackle then I’m going to get chewed out by (special teams coach) Brant Boyer. I figured that I would rather hit the kicker legally and within the rulebook then not hit him at all and potentially get chewed out by our special teams coach. I didn’t hit him helmet to helmet, I didn’t lower my head and spear him, I didn’t launch my body at him. I put my shoulder into him and extended my arms into him.” Good morning beautiful people.. Today’s the perfect day to laugh more, hate less..work hard, & cash checksLet’s seek some truth as well. Today’s podcast has a full court case for @HenryAnderson91 #ForTheBrandListen~> https://t.co/8hnm947Au1Watch~> https://t.co/aa46dNu0Dl pic.twitter.com/R9u3u80kJd— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 11, 2018Hauschka’s wife, Lindsey, didn’t appreciate the segment on McAfee’s show.This led to a brief discussion between her and McAfee regarding the hit and her husband’s injury.This is everything that’s wrong with football. Laughing about seriously injuring another human being is disgusting. @HenryAnderson91 & @PatMcAfeeShow should be ashamed. https://t.co/CofL1hXYj2— Lindsey Hauschka (@lindseyhauschka) December 11, 2018Idk… i guess the humor is lost on me while I watch my husband barely be able to walk and spend his one off day getting treatment to try to play on Sunday instead of home with our son 🤷🏼♀️ super cool that you and @HenryAnderson91 are such tight bros tho!— Lindsey Hauschka (@lindseyhauschka) December 11, 2018Hauschka sat out practice again Wednesday, but McDermott told reporters the team feels confident the kicker will be ready to play against the Lions on Sunday.
George, 29, hadn’t played organized five-on-five basketball since May, when he had the first of two procedures to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder and, a month later, a small labrum tear in his left shoulder.The shoulder injuries hampered the 6-foot-8 small forward in the final two months of last season, and still he finished third in MVP voting, posting career bests in points (28), rebounds (8.2), assists (4.1) and steals (2.2) for the Oklahoma City Thunder.On one monumental evening in July, the Clippers agreed to a deal with Leonard, a free agent, and completed a blockbuster trade for George.To get him, the Clippers parted with second-year point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, veteran forward Danilo Gallinari and a record-setting collection of draft choices: four unprotected first-round picks (2022, 2024, 2026 and the 2021 pick the Clippers acquired from Miami), one lottery-protected first-round pick (2023, from Miami) and the right to swap picks with the Clippers in 2023 and 2025, according to reports.On Saturday, it all got real. PLAYA VISTA — The court shrunk Saturday for Paul George, the six-time All-Star wing who was cleared for full-on, five-on-five practice for the first time as a Clipper.“It felt good, to say the least,” said George, who’d been limited to three-on-three action as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgeries.Now the Palmdale native is expected to return to game action this week. Clippers coach Doc Rivers suggested there was an outside possibility that George’s debut could come as soon as Monday, when the Clippers (6-3) host the Toronto Raptors. Otherwise, the Clippers have games Wednesday at Houston (on ESPN) and Thursday at New Orleans.“I’m happy for him,” said Kawhi Leonard, the two-time NBA Finals MVP who wished to team with George. “He’s obviously out here at practice, touching bodies, get to go at him a little bit, so it was fun. It was fun at practice today.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error New Clipper forward Patrick Patterson said earlier this week that, like everyone associated with the Clippers, he’s been eager to see George – with whom he played two seasons in OKC – back on the court.“I know what type of player he is, I know he’s vital key to our success and I know he wants to be out there, you can see it in his eyes,” said Patterson, who stands to see his 21.6 minutes per game decrease with George’s return. “Personally, I’m very excited, very happy and looking forward to it.”Rivers said he believes the Clippers’ makeup will allow the squad to absorb a talent like George without issue.“It’s a team,” Rivers said. “Anybody who thinks they’re going to keep their minutes and Paul’s not going to get them is probably not very rational, anyway, when you think about it. That’s why teams work, because you have to understand that.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “I think some guys found out that he was on the floor today, I can say that,” said Rivers, who said he was impressed with George’s shooting, his execution of plays designed for him that the Clippers have been running, to less success, with other players – and by George’s stark competitiveness.“They lost the first scrimmage,” Rivers said of George’s full scrimmage debut as part of the second-teamers. “And you could see in the second scrimmage, he didn’t want to lose again even though he was on the second team. Those are good moments.”“We got our butts kicked the first game, but we won the second one,” George said. “For me, these dudes, they’re in in-season form and shape right now. I’m trying to catch up. So I got a little ways to go, but it was good to get my first one under me.”By George, is the man ready to go.“Honestly, it was tough,” said George of the months of rehab he’s had to endure. “I’ve been doing this since May, so, I’m tired of rehabbing. It sucks. But, you know, I’m here for the long run, I’m here for the long haul.“I know what the big picture is, so as much as I do want to get out here and wanted to practice and just get going.”George overcame significant injury before, after suffering a broken leg in 2014 while competing for a roster spot on the U.S. national team for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. He missed most of the 2014-15 season before returning to become an All-Star again in 2016, when he was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning team.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum
BILL NEAL:10—Ring…Ringg…Ringgg…Hello Smitty’s Bar and Grill, you stab-em, we’ll slab-em! What ya want? Plane, what plane? Look, whoever told you we got a plane out back is lying to you, man. Well, here’s what you do. Come down and see for yourself. The only thing we got out back is “Man-Man’s” old van…it don’t run, and Timeka’s old refrigerator…it don’t run either. And all them old fans. You know, now that you mention it, I can see how you might think that’s a plane from a satellite distance. But just so you know, we got the same amount of Asians in here that we always do!:09—I’m starting “The Heat Can’t Repeat” march right now. We’ll need time to build up momentum. The Pacers will win the east. And don’t look now, but the Spurs are still mad about that last second loss last year. Their on a quiet mission and will win it all.:08—Pittsburgh…I’m sorry, I did it again…Your Pittsburgh Pirates kicked it off Monday at PNC Park, let’s raise that jolly roger.:07—The late, great Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Jose Feliciano and that blind opera singing guy, can see that Jordan Miles was beat damn near to death and if there’s justice at all…and there rarely is in Pittsburgh…they will pay that young man what he’s due. C’mon man, do the right thing!