Avoiding quarantine will inflict greater economic harm, says survey

first_imgEconomists in the survey agreed that the government should take more comprehensive measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and invest more in the healthcare system, recognizing that the economy would take a significant hit in the short-term.“Public health intervention such as large-scale social distancing, health quarantine and regional quarantine need to be a policy priority for the government to consider,” the scholars wrote in the survey findings. “The majority of the economists view a social safety net as the most-needed policy if the government implements large-scale social restrictions or regional quarantine.”Few vehicles are seen on the usually busy Sudirman street as the government called on people to stay home amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta on March 31, 2020. – Indonesian leader Joko Widodo declared a state of emergency March 31 as coronavirus deaths in the world’s fourth most populous country jumped again, but he resisted calls for a nationwide lockdown. (AFP/Adek Berry)The survey involved economists from various backgrounds including researchers, professors and state officials.The survey’s findings were in line with a new study titled “Pandemics depress the economy, public health interventions do not: Evidence from the 1918 flu”, which found that, while pandemics depress economies, aggressive public health interventions could bounce back the economies faster.“We find that cities that intervened earlier and more aggressively do not perform worse and, if anything, grow faster after the pandemic is over. Our findings thus indicate that NPIs not only lower mortality; they also mitigate the adverse economic consequences of a pandemic,” the study concludes, referring to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as physical distancing.Timely and aggressive NPIs can limit the most disruptive economic effects while also contributing to “flattening the economic curve” beyond more traditional economic policy interventions, according to the study.Read also: Moody’s lauds Indonesia’s economic response but virus containment efforts lag“Altogether, our findings suggest that pandemics can have substantial economic costs, and NPIs can have economic merits, beyond lowering mortality,” reads the study, conducted by US Fed economists Sergio Correia and Stephan Luck and Massachusetts Institute of Technology scholar Emil Verner.The Indonesian government projects Indonesia’s economic growth to slow to 2.3 percent this year, the lowest in 21 years, from 5.02 percent in 2019. In a worst-case scenario, the economy could contract 0.4 percent this year, according to Finance Ministry presentation material.To prevent an economic meltdown, the government announced Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.6 billion) in additional state spending on health care, a social safety net and a business rescue program, including tax incentives and liquidity support.To fund the effort, the state budget deficit has been allowed to widen beyond the previous legal limit of 3 percent of GDP. Also, Bank Indonesia (BI) would be allowed to buy government bonds directly, throwing a lifeline to the state budget.World Bank East Asia Pacific chief economist Aaditya Mattoo said the pandemic required drastic action such as strong social distancing and travel restrictions. The effectiveness of such measures would depend on the level of preparedness in the country, he said.“A lockdown will inflict significant economic pain on those least stable to take care of themselves,” Mattoo said in a conference media briefing on March 30. “The [government’s] priority has to be to find a way to soften the pain both for households and informal workers.”Read also: World Bank calls for safety net, drastic action in Indonesia’s fight to contain COVID-19Mattoo explained that the government could devise a new paid leave arrangement: “It serves a double benefit: They soften the pain while also encouraging workers to stay at home.”The government also needed to try and think of credit liquidity transfers to firms and tax payment exemptions for them, he added.“These are the complementary economic measures that, in the short run, when people can neither work nor consume as freely as they would have, are absolutely essential to minimize the economic pain and prevent short-term economic shocks.”Topics : “We see that the government’s public health policy has yet to be as thorough as what public health experts have suggested. Therefore, we see economic policy as maybe being flat if the spread of the virus continues,” Halley Yudhistira, an economist from the University of Indonesia, told The Jakarta Post.Read also: 70 million informal workers most vulnerable during pandemicPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo declared a public health emergency on March 31 and imposed large-scale social restrictions. He ruled out a lockdown option despite calls from health experts and regional leaders to implement local quarantine measures to slow down the infection and fatality rates, as 2,092 cases were reported with 191 dead, among the highest death rates in the world.“We want economic activities to carry on, but our people should keep their distance from each other. Social distancing, physical distancing, that’s the most important point,” the President said. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had requested for Jakarta to implement regional quarantine measures to no avail, as Jakarta, the nation’s epicenter of the virus, accounts for half of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Indonesia. The government’s decision to avoid imposing regional quarantine measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to inflict greater economic harm than if any such policy was imposed to slow down infection, a survey of 145 economists has found.Around 90 percent of the economists were in agreement that avoiding quarantine will result in greater economic damage. The survey was conducted by seven economic scholars from the University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University, Leiden University in the Netherlands and UC Davis University in the United States.The survey, supported by the Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA), saw 54 percent of the 145 economists respond with “strongly agree” that avoiding quarantine will result in considerable harm, while 36 percent “agree”.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Combating Sexual Assault on Campus

first_img July 08, 2019 It’s On Us PA, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Celebrating the first major state laws to combat campus sexual assault in recent memory, Governor Tom Wolf held a ceremonial bill signing of legislation encouraging more students to report sexual violence. The governor was joined by bipartisan legislators and state and national leaders of It’s On Us, a movement fighting against sexual assault on college campuses for both men and women.“I launched It’s On Us PA over three years ago as the nation’s first statewide campaign to address the crisis of sexual assault on campuses,” said Governor Wolf. “I commend the students and education leaders who embraced the need to change campus culture. Their tremendous efforts created the momentum for these new reforms to protect students.”Two campus safety initiatives proposed by the governor were enacted as part of the new state budget package. One proposal, championed by Sen. Lisa Baker and Rep. Dan Frankel, requires post-secondary institutions to offer online, anonymous options for students to report sexual assaults. The other proposal, championed by Sen. Judy Schwank, protects students reporting sexual assault from being disciplined for violating school drug, alcohol, or other policies.“This bipartisan effort gives a voice to survivors and witnesses to report sexual assaults and break the silence that’s too often part of campus culture,” said Governor Wolf. “Sexual assault must never be tolerated and the reforms in these new laws create a path for more legislative progress in the future.”“We have to do everything in our power to keep students across Pennsylvania safe from sexual harassment and assault,” said Sen. Schwank. “With five colleges in my district, this issue truly hits close to home and I’m grateful to First Lady Frances Wolf and Gov. Wolf for their support.”“The reluctance of assault victims to report these acts to authorities blocks their chances for justice and helps understate the scope and severity of the problem,” said Sen. Lisa Baker. “The requirement for colleges and universities to offer accessible and confidential avenues of reporting is a crucial beginning step in creating a safer campus environment.”“Sexual violence knows no political affiliation,” said Tracey E. Vitchers, executive director of It’s On Us. “It does not discriminate. It affects each and every one of us – whether we ourselves are survivors or we know and love a survivor. This is why I am grateful for the bipartisan support both bills have had, and am thankful for the leadership demonstrated by Senator Baker and Senator Schwank in championing this legislation.”Governor Wolf also secured $1 million in the state budget to continue awarding It’s On Us grants to public and private 2-year and 4-year institutions. This will be the fourth consecutive year the Wolf administration will provide grants for programs to change campus culture.”The governor also invited Pennsylvanians to join the thousands of people, including superintendents and university and college presidents, who have signed the “It’s On Us” Pledge, which encourages everyone to help end sexual assault. The It’s On Us PA website has more information about the campaign and pre-written tweets users can share on Twitter to encourage others to take the pledge. Gov. Wolf: Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Combating Sexual Assault on Campuscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Agents ‘go live’ to help Thailand

first_imgPlace Graceville director Brad Robson.“I’ve been out of training for a little while and this was the perfect excuse to get me back on the bike and back training again.” The 2018 bike ride delivered more than $25,000 to Hands Across the Water in Thailand.“To help bridge this gap, I created Digital Live, a six month coaching program that includes a full day workshop at Queensland University of Technology with some of Australia’s most knowledgeable digital coaches,” he said.“In 2018 over $30,000 was raised for our charity partner Hands Across The Water which helps disadvantaged children with their education.“I will be riding with 20 real estate agents 500kms across Thailand to deliver this money, plus an additional $100,000 of sponsorship donations.”Mr Carroll said he expected more than 200 real estate professionals to sign up for the program and all profits would be donated and delivered to the charity in Thailand in May next year. The home that will save lives The first two riders to sign up included Lauren Hampson, a sales administrator from Ray White Noosa, and the director of Place Graceville Brad Robson. In 2019, Digital Live founder and REA industry relations director Steve Carroll will expand the concept across the country, and ride 500km through Thailand in an effort to quadruple the funds raised for the charity. Mr Carroll said many Queensland real estate agents and property managers missed out on the huge opportunity that social media and digital marketing offered. Fearful tenants living in pest-infested squalor Hands Across the Water founder Peter Baines will join the ride, and Mr Robson said the chance to spend a week with such an inspirational man, as well as many other great leaders was a once in a lifetime opportunity.“More than that, I get the opportunity to raise money for an exceptional cause,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoRay White Noosa sales administrator Lauren Hampson is participating in the Digital Live Bike Ride in 2019.This will be the first time Ms Hampson has attempted a ride like this before, and said she was doing it to provide Thai children and communities with the same support Australians had in achieving their goals. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<center_img Developer pays it forward Place Graceville director Brad Robson will participate in the 2019 Digital Live Bike Ride.For Mr Robson, who only first picked up a road bike in 2016, he loved the concept and jumped on board straight away.“I picked up a road bike for the first time in February 2016, trained hard for 12 months to compete in the Taupo Ironman and I haven’t picked up the bike since,” he said. Some of the action from the 2018 bike ride.In 2018, Digital Live raised more than $25,000 for charity Hands Across the Water to support the ongoing education of disadvantaged children and their communities in Thailand. Northside dominates most affordable and liveable list RELATED: Ray White Noosa sales administrator Lauren Hampson.“This could be anything from living in a safe home, making more friends, going to school, getting a job, or even graduating university — a small portion of the opportunities Hands Across the Water have managed to provide the Thai community over the past 13 years,” she said.While this will be the first time Ms Hampson would attempt a ride like this, she said she wasn’t a stranger to the sport.“My parents were triathletes growing up and we travelled a lot to participate in a variety of events, including the Noosa Triathlon, WA Ironman, New York Marathon, and Cairns to Karumba, which involved cycling 780km over seven days,” she said. MORE:last_img read more

Fashion Powerhouse Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley loves Ashgrove

first_imgElizabeth O’Connor-Cowley bought her first unit in Auchenflower in 1994 for $183,000. Now her family live in Ashgrove, and it’s ‘boy heaven’. Picture: supplied.ELIZABETH O’Connor-Cowley is the powerhouse behind the brilliant children’s luxe fashion label eeni meeni miini moh. When she’s not outfitting discerning grown-up shoppers with her latest luxe handbag and accessory collection, article:® at her pop up store at 48 James St, Fortitude Valley, she’s living it up in Ashgrove where cricket is played on the street and neighbours look out for each other. What would you change about your home? Elizabeth O’Connor-Cowley is releasing a new range of pochettes and handbags in her pop-up store in Fortitude Valley. Picture: supplied.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Definitely the outdoors, it’s where our kids spend a lot of their time. We’re on a 825sq m corner block in a double cul-de-sac. Ashgrove is a leafy suburb full of families, which we love. My studio is my favourite hang out space. It’s where I spend a lot of time but it makes me happy. I have everything I need in this space from my painting easel and trolley to a large layout bench, a sewing table and of course my computer workspace. Storage is in abundance in this room so everything is on hand behind the sliding doors. What do you love about your home? If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? What is the best thing about your suburb?center_img We live in Ashgrove. We moved here from Auchenflower once our eldest son commenced Year 5 at Marist College Ashgrove. It just made sense to live close to the school that we were going to be involved with for the next 12 years until our youngest son graduates. Building a contemporary art gallery (GOMA-style) space with very high ceilings using a combination of juxtaposing materials (concrete, timber, aluminium etc) and be full of mid-20th century classic furniture and abstract art. As for the location, somewhere with direct access to our private beach and docked yacht/luxury cruiser in summer and in wintertime it would the mountains with ski-in/ski-out facilities. Ashgrove is leafy and full of families. We love that. Where do you live and why? We are yet to renovate our interior so that is the next thing on our agenda when time permits. We can’t wait to knock out a few walls and open up the living areas which will create a feeling of space. We can then bring back my favourite classic chair collection, which is currently in storage. Our best advice was to get into the property market as soon as we could. We bought our first piece of property when we were first married (23). Most of our single friends were off overseas blowing their cash but we did it the other way around.last_img read more

Seyboth Wild emulates Nadal with ‘Golden Swing’ title

first_img Read Also: Ligue 1: Marseille lose unbeaten run after Nantes defeat “He proved that he deserved his wild card and took very good care of his opportunity,” Ruud told atptour.com. “Even though I’m not that experienced myself, I can see that he’ll be around for many more years. Hopefully we can play many more finals together in the future.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themcenter_img Brazilian teenager Thiago Seyboth Wild on Sunday became the youngest champion on Latin America’s clay court ‘Golden Swing’ since Rafael Nadal in 2005 when he captured the Santiago title. Just like Rafa! Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild holds the Santiago trophy The 19-year-old defeated second-seeded Casper Ruud of Norway 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the final to also become Brazil’s youngest ever champion at an ATP event. Nadal was 18 when he triumphed at Acapulco in 2005 when the Mexican event was still played on clay. Seyboth Wild will now rise from 182 in the world to 113 when the new rankings are released on Monday. Ruud, the world number 38, had arrived in Chile two weeks after winning the Buenos Aires tournament, becoming Norway’s first ever ATP champion.Advertisementlast_img read more

Child abuse suspect nabbed

first_imgOfficers of the municipal police station served thewarrant issued by Judge Amy Avellano of the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 inSan Carlos City, Negros Occidental dated Dec. 5, 2019. The court recommended a P200,000 bail bond for thesuspect’s temporary liberty./PN The 43-year-old resident Joana Dumdum was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant around 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 6, a police reportshowed. Bacolod City– Charged with child abuse, a woman was nabbed in Barangay Poblacion, Toboso,Negros Occidental. Dumdum was detained in the lockup facility of theToboso police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 7610, orthe Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation andDiscrimination Act. last_img

Fury: I punch harder than Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Tyson Fury has stoked the flames ahead of his planned double-header against Anthony Joshua by claiming he is a bigger puncher than his heavyweight rival.It was confirmed by Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, this week that the British duo have reached an agreement for two unification fights next year. Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts after avenging his only career defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019, meaning he has won 23 of his 24 career bouts – with 21 by knockout.Fury’s stunning victory over Deontay Wilder in their February rematch to reclaim the WBC belt was also his 21st career knockout – although he reached that mark in seven more fights than Joshua.Despite that, Fury says he agrees with Frank Warren’s suggestion that he is the more devastating puncher, telling Queensbury Promotions’ YouTube channel: “I turned pro at 19. As a child, I was boxing men.“[Joshua] never turned pro until he was mid-20s, when he was a man. So I was learning as a young kid. If I had turned pro at 25, 26, then I’d have knocked all the people out who went the distance with me when I was a young boy.“I’ve never been a stand-still man who lands big shots, because I’m a slick boxer. I’ve just knocked out the heaviest puncher in boxing history. Andy Ruiz is not a big puncher but he knocked out Anthony Joshua. “So I’d say I am a harder puncher than him. There’s people who have sparred both of us and quite a few of them have said it as well.“But it’s not about who can punch hardest – it’s about the skill that goes behind it. I am still unbeaten in a 12-year professional career. I’m a force to be reckoned with.”Fury’s planned fights with Joshua are only due to take place after his third bout against Deontay Wilder, while Joshua is also set to take on Kubrat Pulev.In addition, Dillian Whyte is the WBC’s mandatory challenger, and the governing body wants him to be given a chance to win their belt before February 2021.Tags: Anthony JoshuaEddie HearnTyson FuryWBAlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgOsaka continued to struggle deep into the match before winning the last five games of a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 triumph over 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk. The 2018 Open champ heaved her racket during the second set and admitted to cursing at herself before improving to 7-0 since the WTA Tour resumed during the coronavirus pandemic.Also moving into the fourth round is 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li in straight sets. Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, who beat Caroline Garcia. Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Jessica Pegula.American teenager Caty McNally reached the third round with a rain-delayed victory against Ekaterina Alexandrova, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Her win put 11 U.S.-born women in Round 3. Eighth seed Petra Martic claimed her third-round match in straight sets. September 5, 2020 ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson share the first-round lead after one round of the PGA’s Tour Championship. Rahm fired a 5-under 65 that allowed him to make up the two-shot deficit. Johnson was awarded the two-shot edge over Rahm at the start of the round for being No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup. Johnson shot a 67 but lost a three-shot edge early with back-to-back bogeys to end the front nine and a bogey on 18. Justin Thomas is alone in third, two off the pace and two ahead of Rory McIlroy.TENNIS-US OPEN TCU postpones SMU game after positive testsDALLAS (AP) — TCU and SMU have postponed their Sept. 11 matchup in Fort Worth after the Horned Frogs said that some players and support staff tested positive for the coronavirus.TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said the programs would try to make up the game at a later date. In other outbreak news:— The Indianapolis Colts say they will allow a maximum of 2,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team’s home opener Sept. 20 against the Minnesota Vikings. That number was determined following discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department and set to meet local, NFL and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Winners on the men’s side Friday include fifth seed Alexander Zverev and seventh seed David Goffin.NFL-NEWSWashington cuts APUNDATED (AP) — Washington’s NFL team has pulled off a stunning surprise by releasing veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Head coach Ron Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the facility, then delivered the news that the team was moving on from the 35-year-old. The decision comes as teams need to get to the 53-man limit by Sunday. Update on the latest sports Osaka overcomes test from teenager NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) stayed perfect for 2020 and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win.He beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes, holding serve throughout. Djokovic has won his last 29 matches and is 26-0 this season, making him a prohibitive favorite to get his fourth U.S. Open title. Fourth seed Naomi Osaka is among Friday’s third-round winners. KENTUCKY DERBY-SCRATCHDerby field down to 16LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched. The one-eyed gelding has an apparent foot issue. Saturday’s Derby will have its fewest starters since 2003, when Funny Cide beat 15 rivals. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington. He’s 1,053 yards behind Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time rushing list and needs 12 TDs to catch Marcus Allen for the third most in NFL history.In other NFL news:— The Broncos have released inside linebacker Todd Davis, their leading tackler in three of the last four seasons. He had 134 defensive stops last year despite missing the first two games. — Former All-Pro punter Greg Montgomery has died at 55. Montgomery spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, earning All-Pro honors with the 1993 Oilers. He led the league in punting three times.— The Raiders have released safety Damarious Randall. Randall is the second veteran defensive back to be cut by the team this week after signing a free-agent deal in the offsesaon. — Corbin Burnes was sharp in the Brewers’ 7-1 win over the Indians, allowing an earned run and three hits while fanning seven over six innings. Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) supplied a two-run homer and three RBIs, while Ben Gamel had three of Milwaukee’s 12 hits.— The Mariners doubled up the Rangers, 6-3 as Yusei Kikuchi (YOO’-say kih-KOO’-chee) held Texas to a run and just two hits in six innings. J.P. Crawford’s three-run blast gave Seattle a 6-1 lead in the eighth.MLB-NEWSIndians’ Francona recovering, still unable to rejoin teamUNDATED (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is feeling better after undergoing surgeries and a hospital stay. However, it may be some time before he’s healthy enough to rejoin the AL Central leaders. James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers, 112-97.Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Rockets, who had just one day of rest after closing out a seven-game series against Oklahoma City. Eric Gordon chipped in 23 points and helped Houston go on a 16-3 run in the final period to go ahead by 19.Anthony Davis had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, while LeBron James had 20 points, eight boards and seven assists.Game 2 is Sunday.NBA-SIXTH MAN AWARD — Anthony Alford laced a two-run triple and came around to score on a wild pitch, all in the fourth inning of the Bucs’ 4-3 downing of Cincinnati. The Reds had to settle for a split despite homers by Eugenio (eh-oo-HAY’-nee-oh) Suarez and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) in the nightcap.— The Phillies earned their fifth straight win as Jake Arrieta gave up two runs over seven innings of their 5-3 decision over the Mets. Roman Quinn’s RBI single in the seventh put Philadelphia ahead to stay.— Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start and Michael Perez had a three-run double to propel the AL East-leading Rays past the Marlins, 5-4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (YOH’-shee soo-SOO’-goh) homered in Tampa Bay’s 20th win in their last 25 games.— The Yankees beat the Orioles for the 19th straight time as Miguel Andujar (an-DOO’-hahr) furnished the tiebreaking single in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory at Baltimore. Gary Sanchez homered and Brett Gardner had two RBIs in the Game 1 win.— The Orioles finally beat the Yanks for the first time since March 2019. Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run homer and sparked a four-run fifth inning with an RBI single in the Birds’ 6-3 win against New York.center_img Associated Press Harrell named NBA’s top subLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell has been voted the NBA Sixth Man Award after averaging a career-best 18.6 points in 63 games before the pandemic shutdown of the regular season.The Clippers have come away with four of the last five Sixth Man Awards. Teammate Williams had won it the previous two seasons before finishing third this year.Harrell received 58 first-place votes from a panel of 100 writers and broadcasters, earning 397 points. Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) of Oklahoma City was second with 35 first-place votes and 328 points.NHL-STANLEY CUP UNDATED (AP) — The defending World Series champs ended a seven-game losing streak with a split of their doubleheader against the Braves, but they still own the National League’s second-worst record at 13-24.Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. homered twice and Dansby Swanson added a two-run shot as Atlanta roughed up the Washington Nationals, 7-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Swanson finished with three RBIs, including an RBI single in the sixth. The Braves had won five straight until Michael Taylor hit a two-run double and had three RBIs in Washington’s 10-9 win in Game 2. Freddie Freeman’s grand slam tied the game, 7-7 in the fourth, but the Nats regained the lead on Trea Turner’s fifth-inning solo homer.Elsewhere around the majors:— AJ Pollock, Joc Pederson and Mookie Betts homered in the eighth inning to power the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 10-6 over the Rockies. The NL West leaders rallied after Kevin Pillar’s erased the Dodgers’ 5-2 lead in the top of the eighth. Francona has missed 23 games after having surgery for a gastrointestinal issue at the Cleveland Clinic and then having complications from blood clotting. In other MLB news:— Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) has been activated from the 10-day injured list after being sidelined by a broken left big toe. Catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to the team’s alternate training site to make room for Wieters, who is 0 for 12 in six games this year.PGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSRahm catches Johnson at Tour Championship — Kyle Davies tossed four-hit ball over seven innings of the Padres’ 7-0 shutout of the Athletics. Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. belted his 14th homer and a two-run double for San Diego, which also received round-trippers from Manny Machado and Luis Campusano.— The Angels squandered a three-run lead in the ninth before beating the Astros, 6-5 on Shohei Ohtani’s (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nayz) RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. Mike Trout scored the winning run after belting his 299th home run to tie Tim Salmon’s club record.— Ketel Marte homered, doubled twice and singled as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 6-5 to snap a five-game losing streak. Nick Ahmed (ah-MEHD’) had three hits for the Diamondbacks and rookie catcher Daulton Varsho drove in two runs.— Yu Darvish carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and won his seventh straight decision as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Willson Contreras had three hits and four RBIs to back Darvish, who limited St. Louis to one hit while striking out 11 over seven frames.— Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) hit his 11th home run for the Reds in a 4-2 win over the Pirates in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Luis Castillo struck out eight over six strong innings of his first major league win since last September. Stars prevail in OT, Knights close out CanucksEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took three tries this week, but both the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights have finally advanced to the NHL’s Western Conference finals. The Stars are this far into the postseason for the first time since 2008, while the Golden Knights are in the conference final for the second time in their three-year history.Rookie Joel Kiviranta completed his first NHL hat trick 7:24 into overtime to give the Stars a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Kiviranta also provided the tying tally with 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation, just 10 seconds after Vladimir Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) put the Avs ahead. Kiviranta had played in just two other postseason games and scored one goal in 11 games during the regular season.Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) provided the other Dallas goals, and Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 40 shots. Colorado was trying to win the series after dropping three of the first four games.The Golden Knights put away the Vancouver Canucks with a stifling 2-0 victory. Robin Lehner needed to make just 14 saves for his third shutout of the series.Neither team scored until Shea Theodore netted a power-play goal with 6:08 remaining. Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) added empty-netters for Vegas, which dropped the previous two games before earning a meeting with the Stars.MLB-SCHEDULEBraves, Nats split twinbill — Toronto won the opener of a twinbill as Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot in an 8-7 downing of the Red Sox. Shaw went 3 for 4 with a double in the Blue Jays’ third straight win and seventh in nine games.— The Bosox ended a five-game skid by taking the nightcap as Yairo Muñoz had three hits in a 3-2 over the Jays. Muñoz went a combined 6 for 7 in the twinbill with a two-run homer, two doubles and three RBIs.— Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a two-run double in the White Sox’s 7-3 verdict over the Royals. Eloy (EE’-loy) Jimenez had three hits and Chicago took over the AL Central lead with its 14th win in 18 games.— Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers leading off the bottom of the first before the Twins held off the Tigers, 2-0 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Randy Dobnak allowed four hits over five innings to get the win.— The Twins completed a sweep by downing the Tigers, 3-2 on an RBI single by Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect seventh and Trevor May picked up the save in Minnesota’s fourth straight win. The Heat trailed by 12 before outscoring the top-seeded Bucks, 40-13 in the fourth quarter of a 115-100 triumph against Milwaukee. Jimmy Butler scored 17 of his team-high 30 points in the final period.Bam Adebayo (ad-a-BY’-oh) had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Miami, which pulled off its biggest fourth-quarter comeback in playoff history. Jae Crowder had 17 points to help the Heat improve to 7-0 in this postseason.The Bucks got 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-to-KOON’-poh), who twisted an ankle in the first quarter and appeared to labor at times.Miami will go for an unexpected sweep on Sunday.The other No. 1 seed is the Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped their opener for the second straight series. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSHeats beat Bucks again for 3-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat are on the verge of reaching the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since the days of LeBron James, Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Chris Bosh in 2014.last_img read more

Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite looking forward to visit Guyana

first_img… GFF president congratulates player on scoring first goal in SpainPRESIDENT of Guyana Football Federation, Wayne Forde, has extended congratulations to Martin Braithwaite who scored his maiden goal on June 13 when he played for his new club FC Barcelona.The Danish striker who holds dual Danish-Guyanese citizenship, played his first full 90 minutes in La Liga since joining from Leganes as an emergency signing in February, as Barcelona thrashed Real Mallorca 4-0 on Saturday following an assist by Lionel Messi.Forde, in a message to the player via the Danish Football Association, expressed his delight at the news and the possibility of hosting him in Guyana, adding that the GFF is “excited to learn about his transfer and continue to follow his performance at the Club. Please let him know that I wish him well and look forward to welcoming him to Guyana sometime in the future”/In response, Braithwaite shared his appreciation, thanking Forde for his “kind words, they are much appreciated. I’m looking forward to going to Guyana and meeting all of you”.The 29-year-old Braithwaite is the designated ambassador of GFF and Danish FA’s partnership. According to the GFF, he was scheduled to visit Guyana in July but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his visit along with other aspects of mobilising the relations is now being rescheduled.last_img read more

“In a community, for a community”

first_img“In a community, for a community” is a special supplemental section of the Daily Trojan, focusing on the ties the University of Southern California has to its surrounding community.Though the nature of the bond between the school and the neighborhood in which it is situated has changed with the times, an analysis of past, present and future events reveals one thing: there will always be a relationship.—Looking forward by looking back: You can’t blame USC for looking forward. Our university is still rising in stature at a breakneck pace.Baptism by fire: Though South Los Angeles was ravaged by violent riots in 1992, USC remained steadfast in its commitment to the community.Homeland security: From climbing the trees in front of Moreton Fig as a child to patrolling campus, DPS Assistant Chief John Thomas’ Trojan spirit runs deep.Structural integrity: A walk through historic University Park: The neighborhood surrounding campus is filled with architectural treasures that serve as a tribute to Los Angeles’ rich history.Watchful eyes: How DPS and LAPD monitor the university: The Department of Public Safety draws support from LAPD in patrolling a school positioned in the midst of a major metropolis.For schools near USC, it’s all part of the family: What began as a partnership between USC and the five grade schools closest to campus has become a staple of university life.The changing face of Figueroa: As the area south of Downtown Los Angeles crumbled throughout the 1990s, a partnership emerged to turn things around.Progress is the plan for university and community: Though USC’s Master Plan has been met with various waves of resistance since its introduction, it will benefit all parties involved.It takes a village: As the university’s 20-year Master Plan comes closer to becoming reality, USC continues to consider the community.last_img read more