Jakarta’s blood supply is running dry

first_img“We urge all residents to actively participate as blood donors for the Red Cross,” Riza said on Friday.He also asked members of youth organizations and Muslim congregations to routinely donate their blood.Read also: Blood shortage common in Ramadan, but COVID-19 makes matters worse: PMIThe COVID-19 pandemic has deterred potential blood donors. The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) said people, institutions and communities had canceled appointments for blood donations because of fears of contagion.Many hospitals have suspended scheduled, elective and non-emergency procedures, which often require blood transfusions, because of the shortage.But the demand for blood remains high, particularly for people with thalassemia and hemophilia, who require regular transfusions, as well as for some mothers giving birth.Both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the transfusion of blood and components is likely minimal, as the virus chiefly targets the respiratory system. (sau/mfp)Topics : The Jakarta Red Cross has only about 20 percent of its usual stock of blood because of a decline in blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.Jakarta Deputy Governor Riza Patria said the Red Cross was collecting between 100 and 200 bags of donated blood a day, a fraction of the pre-pandemic average of 1,000 bags a day.Compounding the scarcity, the demand for blood has been higher during the outbreak. Hospitals in South Jakarta alone have been requiring 1,400 to 1,500 bags of blood daily.last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette hail Kieran Tierney after Arsenal debut

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette hail Kieran Tierney after Arsenal debut Coral BarryWednesday 25 Sep 2019 7:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.5kShares / Skip Ad 1 min. story Top articles Advertisement by Metro Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Advertisement PLAY Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Read More Read More 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Tierney made his debut for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were among the first to congratulate Kieran Tierney after the defender made his debut for Arsenal.After a lengthy injury lay-off, Tierney finally made his first start for Arsenal in their 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Arsenal impressed in their Carabao Cup clash and Tierney in particular caught the eye of supporters and his manager.Tierney sent a message to Arsenal fans after the game on Instagram, saying: ‘Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut.’ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Skip SPONSORED About Connatix V67539 Comment Holding and Bellerin made their injury comebacks (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham ForestTo 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 10:34FullscreenUnai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham Foresthttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-arsenals-5-0-win-against-nottingham-forest-2013038/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.Unai Emery praised the defensive trio after the victory over Forest.He said: ‘Really for different issues, the competition is important for us and one title, an opportunity for different players to take confidence and minutes.‘I think the game was for us in 90 minutes very consistent.‘Some different players gave us their performance and came back after injuries – Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin.‘This was a good result, a good match, a good game. We can be positive for different options.’MORE: Unai Emery reveals what he told Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers before Arsenal beat Nottingham ForestMore: 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 Lacazette and Aubameyang, who were both rested for the game, hailed their new team-mate in the comments section.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Yes my boy,’ Aubameyang commented, while Lacazette replied with fire emojis and ‘Easy K’.With Tierney approaching full fitness for the first time at Arsenal, the Gunners were also able to welcome back long-term absentees Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding. Full Screen Read Morelast_img read more

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Why M suburbs are a great buy

first_img25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolTHE gentrification of Cairns’ often maligned M suburbs is in full swing with plenty of homeowners renovating cute cottages and charm-filled Queenslanders in the inner-ring locations.Far North newcomers often arrive having being warned to avoid Manunda, Mooroobool and Manoora, but take a drive down any of the streets these days and the areas are rewriting their futures. 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolChampions in Real Estate principal Michelle Champion said every suburb had “good and bad areas, good and bad streets and good and bad houses”. “It isn’t just the M suburbs,” she said. “In real estate it’s all about location and M suburbs are generally closer to the CBD and this is something that will never change.“Most M suburbs are generally older subdivisions and have larger blocks and wider streets.“Some of the most expensive real estate has been sold in the M suburbs. “There are some amazing areas that are in M suburbs with city and ocean views.”So, for buyers looking for something with all those attributes, here’s a pick of the best M suburb properties for sale right now. 17 Mahogany St, Manoora Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers over $399,000 36B Little St, Manunda 36B Little Street, Manunda 25 Cambanora Pl, MoorooboolPositioned in leafy surrounds, this home sits high above the city and is immaculately maintained with an open-plan design bathed in natural sunlight. Also comes with a renovated kitchen and a tropical in-ground pool with waterfall. Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 $369,000More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 17 Mahogany St, ManooraThis new construction by award-winning master builders MiHaven is an architecturally-designed freehold with a sophisticated edge. A light-filled open plan layout suits the contemporary, executive-style residence which comes with polished concrete floors, superior appointments and high quality appliances.center_img 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool 25 Cambanora Pl, Mooroobool Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2 Offers in the $500,000s 17 Mahogany St, Manoora 36B Little Street, ManundaPerfectly located back from the road and extremely private, this exceptional home is only four years old and offers the charm and character of a Queenslander home without the maintenance. Inside there are polished timber floorboards with a modern central kitchen complete with high quality Bosch appliances and a fully-covered outdoor deck, perfect for indoor and outdoor dining. Currently tenanted for $475 per week. last_img read more

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IMB: Piracy against Ships Drops to 22-Year Low in 2017

first_imgA total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in 2017, according to the latest IMB report.This is the lowest annual number of incidents since 1995 when 188 reports were received.In 2017, 136 vessels were boarded, while there were 22 attempted attacks, 16 vessels fired upon and six vessels hijacked.In 15 separate incidents, 91 crewmembers were taken hostage and 75 were kidnapped from their vessels in 13 other incidents. Three crewmembers were killed in 2017 and six injured.In 2016, a total of 191 incidents were reported, with 150 vessels boarded and 151 crewmembers taken hostage.Persistent danger in the Gulf of GuineaIn 2017, there were 36 reported incidents with no vessels hijacked in this area and 10 incidents of kidnapping involving 65 crewmembers in or around Nigerian waters. Globally 16 vessels reported being fired upon – including seven in the Gulf of Guinea.“Although the number of attacks is down this year in comparison with last year, the Gulf of Guinea and the waters around Nigeria remain a threat to seafarers. The Nigerian authorities have intervened in a number of incidents helping to prevent incidents from escalating,” Pottengal Mukundan, Director of IMB, said.Sentencing Somali piratesNine incidents were recorded off Somalia in 2017, up from two in 2016.In November, a container ship was attacked by armed pirates approximately 280 nautical miles east of Mogadishu. The pirates, unable to board the vessel due to the ship’s evasive manoeuvring fired two RPG rockets, both of which missed, before retreating.Six Somali pirates were subsequently detained by European Union Naval Force, transferred to the Seychelles and charged with “committing an act of piracy” where they face up to 30 years’ imprisonment, if convicted.In the Philippines, the number of reported incidents has more than doubled, from 10 in 2016 to 22 in 2017. According to the report, the majority of these incidents were low-level attacks on anchored vessels, mainly at the ports of Manila and Batangas.Vessels underway off the Southern Philippines were boarded and crew kidnapped in the first quarter of 2017.“However, alerts broadcast by the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC), on behalf of the Philippine authorities, have since helped to avoid further successful attacks,” IMB said.last_img read more

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Covid-19: Wan-Bissaka doles out £10,000 for DR Congo

first_imgManchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka spent the weekend packing 20,000 clinical PPE gloves into boxes to be shipped out to doctors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wan-Bissaka’s father is from Congo and the 22-year-old forked out around £10,000 for the personal protective equipment as part of his efforts to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The defender’s latest gesture of goodwill comes after he joined the #PlayersTogether initiative which has seen players donate money to the NHS Charities Together. Aaron Wan-Is The Best One-On-One Defender’ In The World Speaking to The Sun, Wan-Bissaka said: “I’m fortunate. There are those who aren’t able to protect themselves as well or have access to certain things during this crisis.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo “It’s been great to give back. I know it’s not easy out there for them so it’s only right for me to help.” The idea for Wan-Bissaka to send the PPE to Kinshasa came from a friend of his father, Ambrose, who is a doctor. Ambrose then asked for his son’s help and the £50m star forked out the cash to purchase the gloves and helped pack them up to be shipped to Congo. Meanwhile, United announced a package of measures designed to support the NHS last week and outlined their plans in a statement. Read AlsoCovid-19: Welbeck donates £10,000 to maternal home Ghana “A fleet of Manchester United Foundation vehicles was dispatched on Wednesday to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and the NHS Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, with over 3,500 Manchester United gifts for NHS staff, including the unsung heroes of the hospital cleaning and backroom staff”, it read. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Eagles Middle School CC Results At Jennings County

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the 6 school Panther Invitational (Jennings County) on Monday evening (9/10) at Muscatatuck Park.  The JCD Girls team finished in 2nd place. The Boys team finished 4th.Sept10@Panther Invitational – Jennings CountyCourtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img

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Bruno Fernandes pens Man U contract

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have completed the signing of Bruno Fernandes after the Portugal international successfully underwent a medical. The 25-year-old flew into Manchester on Wednesday evening with his representative after United had confirmed they had come to an agreement with Sporting Lisbon over his transfer. The playmaker, who is the club’s first senior signing in the January window, arrived at United’s training ground on Thursday morning and agreed personal terms with the club and successfully passed a medical. His agent posted a picture on his Instagram page with Fernandes in a club tracksuit after he had signed his contract. United will pay Sporting €55 million up front and €10 million in add-ons, subject to Champions League qualification and appearances. Sporting could bank another €15 million in add-ons based on individual milestones the player may accomplish at Old Trafford and the club will need to have registered him by midday on Friday in order for him to feature against Wolves in the Premier League this weekend. Fernandes said an emotional farewell to the Sporting Lisbon fans in a final interview, which was broadcast on the club’s television channel. “There were important moments that made a mark on my career. I went through many positive things and many negative things,” he told Sporting TV. “I want people to remember me for the positives and I will always remember Sporting for the positives. “The fans, the people who worked with me, the players, everything. Me and my family were always well-received, we had lots of kindness from everyone, nothing was ever missing. For the two and a half years I was here, I can only thank them for everything. “I hope that you stay with good memories of me and I will always take you in my heart.”Tags: Bruno FernandesChampions LeagueManchester Unitedlast_img read more

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New Potters role for Wright

first_img Wright, previously the Potters’ academy manager and head of coaching and coach development, succeeds Terry Robinson, who left the club this summer to take up a role as Leicester’s director of football. Wright told www.stokecityfc.com: “I am very much looking forward to the challenge. “It’s a great achievement what we have done so far and the important thing now is to maintain that category one status, but also at the same time ensure that we are in a position to produce good young footballers.” Stoke have confirmed the appointment of Dave Wright as their new academy director.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Spurs move for Pochettino

first_img The former Argentina international’s stock has risen markedly since his controversial appointment at St Mary’s in January 2013. Having arrived in English football a relative unknown, former Espanyol boss Pochettino’s possession-based, attacking game and focus on home-grown talent has impressed, as have his on-field results. “In Mauricio I believe we have a head coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our club,” Levy said. “He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality. “We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.” Pochettino’s Southampton future has been in doubt since the January departure of divisive executive chairman Nicola Cortese, having last summer claimed he would follow the Italian out of the club should he leave. The former defender did stay on at Saints after Cortese exited but only for a matter of months, with the club concluding negotiations with Spurs on Tuesday after accepting his resignation. Malky Mackay, Steve McClaren, Murat Yakin and Michael Laudrup are amongst the early frontrunners to replace Pochettino, while the departure will see speculation intensify over the future of Southampton’s players. Highly-rated teenager Luke Shaw and playmaker Adam Lallana have attracted interest from Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, while Dejan Lovren, Calum Chambers and Jay Rodriguez have also been linked with a move away. Last month executive director Les Reed said the club’s intention was to keep their star players but Pochettino’s exit will make that harder, while also heaping the pressure on the recently-formed board, headed by chairman Ralph Krueger, to make a statement. “The club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009,” Kruger said in a statement on www.saintsfc.co.uk. “This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. “The board’s job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the club forward. “We have begun the search for a new high-calibre manager. We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our philosophy. “A manager who can continue to grow the first-team and build on our strong foundation – a foundation led by an ambitious vision and plan that continues to build on our world-class academy, our amazing 129-year heritage and our excellent staff, and rewards our loyal and passionate fan base.” Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed Tottenham head coach, leaving Southampton to pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane. Press Association Saints managed their best-ever Barclays Premier League finish last season but, after months of speculation, will be now looking for a new manager after Pochettino signed a deal until 2019 to succeed Tim Sherwood in north London. “This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its head coach,” Pochettino told Tottenham’s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com. “There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad. “Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team. “We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve.” Pochettino had a year remaining on his deal at St Mary’s and has taken with him assistant manager Jesus Perez, first-team coach Miguel D’Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez. It is unclear what those appointments mean for Spurs’ existing backroom team, while there have been reports questioning the future of technical director Franco Baldini. What is certain, though, is that Pochettino will be charged with securing Spurs a top-four finish by ambitious chairman Daniel Levy after a disappointing campaign, in which a flurry of summer signings failed to gel. last_img read more

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NYT Apologizes for “Anti-Semitic” Cartoon

first_imgThe New York Times is apologizing for an anti-Semitic cartoon that appeared last week in the newspaper’s international edition.The graphic shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dachshund wearing a Star of David collar while leading a blind and skullcap-wearing President Trump.The Times admits the image “included anti-Semitic tropes.” The cartoon appeared in the print edition last Thursday.The cartoon doesn’t even have anything to do with the article below it. It’s as if the editors went, “interesting article, but we need more anti Semitism” pic.twitter.com/QAq7rrE8Am— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) April 27, 2019 The Times added that the cartoon was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has deleted it. A tweet from the newspaper’s Opinion account over the weekend said the image “was offensive, and it was an error in judgment to publish it.”We apologize for the anti-Semitic cartoon we published. Here’s our statement. pic.twitter.com/nifZahutpO— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 28, 2019last_img read more

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