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Health minister urges local drug industry to use COVID-19 ‘opportunity’

first_imgTo support local pharmaceutical companies, the minister said the Health Ministry’s traditional medicine research center would collaborate with other parties to develop medications made using local ingredients.”We still have enough supply,” Terawan said.The World Health Organization recorded that COVID-19 had killed 2,247 people around the globe as of Friday, most of whom were patients in mainland China. There have been eight deaths outside mainland China, including two cases in Iran and one each in Japan and South Korea.The United Nations’ health body has also recorded 76,769 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally. (dpk)Topics : “Modern medications from Indonesia have a lot of benefits. They have little to no side effects. I think this is a great market potential,” the minister said.Read also: Don’t panic, stay healthy and pray, says minister in response to coronavirus fearsPrior to the outbreak, Indonesia depended on other countries such as China to supply raw materials for medicine production. Almost 90 percent of raw materials used by Indonesian pharmaceutical manufacturers were imported – 60 percent of which came from China.Terawan said Indonesia still had enough raw materials to meet the nation’s medicine needs. The government would also encourage local pharmaceutical companies to find their own supplies of raw materials and reduce their dependency on other countries. Amid the global COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people around the world, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto says that the disease has opened up new opportunities for local pharmaceutical industries.“The outbreak should be an opportunity for us. This is our chance to strengthen ourselves,” Terawan said on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.The minister made the statement as he said he saw China was temporarily unable to produce medicine because of the outbreak. Responding to the situation, Terawan urged citizens to consume modern drugs made out of natural ingredients from Indonesia.last_img read more

Three Indonesians tried to smuggle magpies out of Malaysia, one shot dead

first_img “The KJRI in Johor Bahru has coordinated with the APMM and requested consular access for follow-up assistance in handling the dead body of the Indonesian citizen,” Anang told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Anang said A’s family had contacted the KJRI and asked when the body could be sent home. “It is the decision of the family whether the body is to be sent home or buried here,” he said.Anang added that U and M were still being detained by the APMM for further investigation.According to the APMM, Anang said, the incident took place in the waters of Tanjung Kelisa in Johor at 4:30 a.m. local time, when APMM officers were conducting inspections of boats.However, he said, the alleged smugglers tried to escape. They resisted and tried to seize weapons from APMM officers, before security members opened fire and shot one of the alleged smugglers.Authorities secured some evidence including 90 plastic boxes containing magpies, the smugglers’ black fiber jet boat and four Yamaha 200HP engines.The case would be investigated under Malaysia’s 2010 Wildlife Conservation Act and Immigration Act 1959/63, Anang said. (syk)Topics : Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) officers thwarted three Indonesians trying to smuggle out dozens of boxes of magpies by sea from Tanjung Sedili, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Monday.The Indonesians were identified only as A, 40, U, 44 and M, 45. A was shot dead by APMM officers during a resistance.Anang Fauzi Firdaus, consul for information, social and cultural affairs at the Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Johor Bahru, said the KJRI had received information about the incident.last_img read more

KCA Deutag lands five-year contract on three UK North Sea platforms

first_imgNinian South; Source: Flickr; Author: Graeme Darbyshire – under the CC BY 2.0 licenseDrilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has been awarded a five-year contract extension by CNR International (CNRI) for three platforms in the UK North Sea.This multi-million pound contract is for the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services on CNRI’s Ninian South, Ninian Central, and Tiffany platforms, KCA Deutag said on Monday.According to the drilling contractor, the two companies have a long history of working together.Commenting on today’s announcement, Rune Lorentzen, President of Offshore said, “We are delighted to have won this new contract with CNRI.“For several years now KCA Deutag, CNRI and other contractors have adopted a one-team approach, drawing on all our expertise, to drive a culture of innovation and efficiency throughout the operation and maximize oil production. This has been hugely successful and we look forward to working together to continue this success in the future.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

GSA boys and girls win Blue Hill XC meet

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams won a meet at the Blue Hill Harbor School on Friday.For the boys, GSA’s Will Entwisle, Oliver Broughton and John Hassett took first, second and third.GSA’s Eliza Broughton, Mary Richardson and Zeya Lorio also finished in the top three in the girls’ race.Find more results here.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Kansas State, Iowa State meet in conference play

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditKansas State (9-13, 2-7) vs. Iowa State (9-13, 2-7)James H. Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa; Saturday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Iowa State hosts Kansas State in a Big 12 matchup. Both squads are coming off of losses in their last game. Iowa State lost 76-61 on the road to West Virginia on Wednesday, while Kansas State fell 73-67 at home to Baylor on Monday. February 7, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, SENIOR STUDS: Kansas State’s Xavier Sneed, Cartier Diarra and Makol Mawien have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 64 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.SOLID SNEED: Sneed has connected on 31.9 percent of the 135 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 37 over the last five games. He’s also converted 68.9 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Wildcats are 0-6 when they allow 73 or more points and 9-7 when they hold opponents to anything under 73 points. The Cyclones are 0-8 when they score 68 points or fewer and 9-5 when they exceed 68.STREAK STATS: Kansas State has lost its last five road games, scoring 60.4 points, while allowing 70.8 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Iowa State is ranked second among Big 12 teams with an average of 74.1 points per game. The Cyclones have put up only 64.5 points per game over their four-game losing streak, however.___center_img Associated Press Kansas State, Iowa State meet in conference playlast_img read more

Football: Look at 2020 football recruitment class following National Signing Day

first_imgFollowing the University of Wisconsin football team’s close Rose Bowl loss to Oregon, the team is looking ahead to next season and the new faces coming to Madison.The 2020 Wisconsin football recruiting class is the strongest it has been since the 2001 season, ranking No. 25 in the country and No. 5 in the Big Ten. The recruiting class is led by the No. 1 and No. 2 offensive tackles in the state of Wisconsin, Trey Wedig and Jack Nelson, respectively.The Badgers lost a decent amount of offensive line talent, including projected first-round pick Tyler Biadasz, through the draft and graduation. These losses will allow Nelson and Wedig to prove themselves early on.An axe to grindThe University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota have perhaps the most storied rivalry in college sports, as the Read…Nelson is a 6-foot-7-inch, 273-pound lineman from Stoughton, Wisconsin who boasts a big, athletic frame for an offensive tackle. Nelson thrives primarily as a run blocker but should be able to continue to grow his pass-blocking skills as he transitions into the college game. Look for Nelson to be anchoring the Badger offensive line in no time.Along with Nelson, the Badgers managed to recruit another great lineman in Wedig. Wedig is rated as a 96.4/100 on 247 Sports and ranks as the No. 7 offensive tackle nationally. At six-feet-eight-inches and 320 pounds, Wedig, like Nelson, has a large frame and excels as a run blocker. Wedig will need to develop as a pass blocker before he can dominate at the college level, but this shouldn’t be a problem with the offensive staff the program has put together.Wedig is considered to be a multi-year starter with high NFL draft stock after his tenure in Madison.Football: Look at Quintez Cephus’ draft stock before NFL DraftFollowing a missed full season in 2018, junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus showed up in a major way in 2019, Read…Another 2020 recruit, running back Jalen Berger, might even love the offensive line additions more than the fans. Following the Under Armor All-America Game, Berger announced he would be taking his talents to Madison in the fall.Berger will bring a much-needed spark to the Badgers offense following the departure of star running back Jonathan Taylor.Berger held offers from over 31 schools, including Alabama, LSU and The Ohio State University, but chose Wisconsin because of its historic success with running backs such as Melvin Gordon, Jonathan Taylor, Corey Clement, James White and Montee Ball.Berger has proved his effectiveness in both the running and passing game as he was a valuable receiver out of the backfield or even in the slot during his time at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey. The transition for the six-foot-zero-inch, 205-pound back from the high school game to the collegiate level will be an interesting one to watch next season.Berger will be coming into a program with talented veteran running backs including senior Garrett Groshek and sophomore Nakia Watson who proved to be effective this past season as a change of pace from Taylor.Though he will be a true freshman, Berger will definitely be given a chance to make a significant impact on a team which will again be competing for a Big Ten Championship next season.Football: Look at Jonathan Taylor’s draft stock before NFL DraftRunning back Jonathan Taylor has been a crucial piece of Wisconsin’s offense for the past three seasons, making the decision Read…With the gaping hole at linebacker after the loss of seniors Zack Baun and Chris Orr, Head Coach Paul Chryst is bringing in Nick Herbig, an outside linebacker from Honolulu, Hawaii. Standing at six-feet-two-inches and 215 pounds, Herbig has a great frame for an outside linebacker, with great agility and athleticism for the position.Wisconsin runs a 3-4 defense, giving linebackers more opportunities to make plays and wreak havoc in opposing backfields, which is where Herbig will thrive. Throughout his high school career, Herbig excelled in creating pressure in the backfield but will need to work on his pass-rushing moves in order to make a stronger impact with the Badgers.Herbig has a similar ceiling to the great linebackers who have come before him, including T.J. Watt, Joe Schobert, Vince Biegel, Baun and Orr, which should bring excitement to Badger Nation.Overall, this recruiting class is definitely something to look forward to as Coach Chryst is bringing in his best class to date.last_img read more

Clonmel Celtic manager will advise Fahey to play for Tipp

first_imgKenny O’Shea is manager of the Celtic side and he says he’ll be advising his left back to go an play football for Tipperary.Celtic take on Sheriff YC Saturday week in Cooke Park at 5 o’clock. Tipp will now meet Dublin in the All Ireland semi-final on Saturday April 18th, with a venue and time expected to be announced later today. Last night’s man of the match Ian Fahey faces a dilemma ahead of the semi-final against Dublin.The Under 21 All-Ireland semi-final will be played on Saturday week which is the same day that Fahey is scheduled to play for Clonmel Celtic in an FAI junior cup semi final against Sheriff YC. last_img read more

Irish team set off for France

first_imgMartin O’Neill and his squad depart for Paris this morning where they will settle into their new base in Versailles ahead of Monday’s opening Group D fixture against Sweden at the Stade de France.The team received a welcome boost last night with the news that the entire coaching ticket have signed new contracts.Martin O’Neill, Roy Keane and coaches Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford have all agreed new two-year extensions that will see them stay in charge of the team up until after the 2018 World Cup campaign.last_img read more

Police Depot Justice

first_imgTHE MORNING WEATHER felt cold all around and many people in the community expected some showers since the September month had begun to rain cats and dogs. Nearby, the local police depot wedged at the corner, and behind the corporation hall where the community handled their perennial issues that affected them. The hall was also located in the office of a small detachment of officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. The day before, two women, one pregnant and younger and the other older and matured had visited the police depot, determined to make a report about a fight.The young woman’s protruding stomach indicated that her pregnancy had reached an advanced stage but she looked very bored as the older women dragged her behind her. It was apparent that the young woman had lost interest in what they had planned to do but she had little choice and to the police station she had arrived. It was on Monday, September 5. “Don’t be silly,” the older woman told her when she realized her reluctance. “We need the police to teach her a lesson.” The woman was her mother-in-law and the one she had threatened to punish was another young woman who had had some misunderstanding with her, and felt she deserved to be punished.As the women ambled their way towards the police station in the local community, the elder woman instructed her what she must say at the police depot.“I am going to tell them she assaulted you,” she said, “and when the officer ask you, you must confirm that she did just that and you bled for two days.” The young woman listened and nodded, with apparent disinterest about the venture.At the police depot, the desk officer straightened his shoulders, readjusted himself on a stool behind his counter and welcomed the mother and the young woman to the office. There was no flurry of activities for the rains had made sure of that, in a community that had experienced reports and counter reports by many on flimsy issues.“Have a seat,” the desk officer instructed. “What is your problem?”Like she had taken time to study the narrative, the older woman explained about a violent physical assault committed by a young woman she identified as Taneh on her daughter in law.“The assault happened on a silly issue,” the woman said, “and a mother like me when I went to separate them,” she pointed at the pregnant girl, about eighteen or twenty, “Taneh cared little and beat on her.”“Then what happened?” the officer probed on, and the woman went on.“It was too bad so people in the community came and prevented her from causing more damage than what she had already done to us,” she ended her complaint and lowered her head, lifted the edge of her lappa to wipe her face.The officer turned and regarded the pregnant girl and then said, “You took her to the clinic I will presume?”“Yes,” the woman said, and the pregnant girl looked embarrassed and turned her face away from the officer.The officer wanted confirmation, and so he turned to the pregnant woman.“Is that what happened to you?”With a grin, the young woman nodded, “Yes.”“And you bled for how many days?”“Yes,” she said, “since yesterday.”“Did you go to any hospital or clinic?”“Yes,” she said, and turned to look at the older woman for assistance, who then nodded,“Ok,” the officer said, “we’ll try to get Taneh to the station here to answer to some questions.”THE NEXT DAY, a police officer brought Taneh to the police depot to answer to accusations against her involvement in the alleged assault on the pregnant woman.“You are accused of assaulting a pregnant woman yesterday?”“Me?”“Yes.”“I never fought any pregnant woman,” Taneh said. “It was an older woman who jumped on me to fight after she spoiled my room door.”The officer listened to her objection, and though she admitted the altercation involved an older woman and not a pregnant woman and though apart from the complaint there was nothing tangible to support the assault top the complainant’s story, the officer would not give Taneh the benefit of the doubt and therefore decided to use the common practice.“I am going to keep you in jail until I see the end of the case,” he said.“But officer,” Taneh protested, “I never fought any pregnant woman.”TANEH WAS THROWN in the police cell, awaiting further confirmation of the earlier report. Thirty minutes later, two men arrived at the police station and enquired about Taneh’s detention and what could be done to release her. The desk officer told them that the case involved the life of a pregnant woman so Taneh could not be released until the complainant decided the next course of action.“One of our officers has investigated the case yesterday,” the officer said, and began to check in a ledger but did not find the report. He grabbed a mobile phone and after a couple of calls and a flurry of conversation, the officer confirmed to the two men that the officer who handled the case had told him that he could not get any confirmation about the bleeding allegation as well as the clinic where the pregnant woman allegedly sought treatment.Then one of the men said, “Since this is the case, I am asking you to release Taneh from further detention and I will come back if you give me the time to meet with the complainant.”“No,” the desk officer said. “It is not done that way.”“Is there any case as far as you are concerned? Are you convinced that Taneh did what she is alleged to have done?” The desk officer could not answer but would not agree to let the detainee out of the cell.THE TWO men decided to bring the pregnant woman and so they enquired about her residence and ten minutes later, they held a conference with her.“You told the police that Taneh fought you?”“Yes.”“You said that you bled after the fight?”“Yes.”“Did you go to the clinic for any treatment?”She hesitated and then said, “Yes.”“Do you have any receipt from the clinic?”Surprised at the question the young woman changed gears and said, “I won’t say anything until my mother-in law is here.”“But you made the complaint at the police station and so we really don’t need your mother in law, do we?”Hesitating further, she said, “I can’t say anything again till my mother-in law is here.”“Where is she?”“She’s gone to the market.”It became apparent that the story about the bleeding and the clinic were lies because the two men realized she wanted her mother-in-law to be present, since it was the mother in law who had made the complaint at the police depot.BACK AT THE police station ten minutes later, the two men narrated their encounter with the pregnant woman to the desk officer and followed it up with their request that they would sign to get custody of Taneh. The desk officer then directed the men to the Depot Commander, who was then occupied, reading a local newspaper.“Can we release Taneh from cell since we are becoming aware that there is something fishy about the case.”“Ok,” the commander said, and directing his attention to the desk officer, told him, “Check what the report about the case indicates and let me know.”For several minutes the desk officer went through the ledger and finally with some difficulty located the report and handed it to the Depot Commander, who also went through it and realizing something was amiss, gave an order.“Take the girl from the cell and let her sit on this bench,” he ordered the desk officer, who immediately fished out a couple of keys and proceeded to the cell. In about three seconds, Taneh followed the desk officer to the complaint room and sat on a bench directed by the officer.SEVERAL HOURS LATER, Taneh was informed that she could secure her release with Ld1, 000. Though the complainant did not return to the police station to follow-up the case, the police would not release Taneh unless the amount was paid and family friends came around and she was able to raise at least Ld800 as a compromise with the police and was subsequently released on her own cognizance.“Whoever is first to take a case to the police depot,” said a young man who heard the story after Taneh’s release, “is the good guy no matter the case and the accused would eventually pay to be free.”“Who receive the money?”“The money was paid to the officer who arrested the accused and it is shared with others. This is how police depots in Liberia handle cases because police officers don’t realize that they are trampling on the rights of their fellow countrymen.”THAT EVENING ONE of the two men who had made some effort to secure Taneh’s release from police detention cell received a newspaper report conducted by a commissioner of the Governance Commission on human rights abuses by police officers across Liberia, along with fears by Liberian citizens on the doom that could overshadow them when UNMIL eventually completes its drawdown sometime in 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Father fined for severely beating 16-year-old daughter

first_imgA father who beat his 16-year-old daughter with a steel pipe and other objects was on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Idenco Frederick admitted that he indeed severely beat his 16-year-old on March 5, 2018 at East La Penitence, Georgetown.The Court heard that Fredericks attempted to question his daughter, who came home late from school.However, the teenager reportedly gave rude responses to her father, which annoyed him and prompted him to snatch her by her hair and throw her to the ground before he proceeded to deal her several slaps.The young woman reportedly told her father “why you nah kill me and done?” which further angered him, the court heard.It was reported that Frederick took up a scrubbing board and dealt the teenager several lashes. She attempted to escape him, but he pursued her and in the process, took up a steel pipe which he used to continue beating her.The teen went to school the following day and a teacher observed marks of violence about her body and called the Welfare Department. A medical examination carried out on her showed multiple wounds and abrasions about her body. According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the Police were called, and the father was arrested and charged.After having an in-camera discussion with the young lady and her mother, Magistrate Judy Latchman fined the father $100,000. If he defaults on paying the fine, that will result in one month’s imprisonment.last_img read more