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first_imgJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said indoor sports centers and gyms may resume operations starting Monday, following the relaxation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the city.In September, the Jakarta administration reimposed full PSBB in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the capital. Anies announced on Sunday that the city had entered the second transitional period and businesses, such as gyms and cinemas, could now open under strict health protocols. “We implemented the emergency brake policy [of full PSBB] for about a month because the number of cases was increasing out of our control. After the number of new cases became more stable, we started to release the brakes slowly, step by step,” Anies said in a statement. The transitional period will last until at least Oct. 25. Fitness centers will be required to comply with health protocols during this time and clean and disinfect their facilities frequently.The new regulations include strict physical distancing rules. During the transitional period, gyms are required to limit their occupancy to 25 percent of their typical capacity and keep a distance of at least two meters between people, antaranews.com reported.Indoor group workouts and training classes are prohibited during the transitional period.In addition to physical distancing, gym owners are also required to prepare air circulation controllers for indoor facilities and ensure all staff members wear face masks, face shields and gloves while working in public areas. Gyms may only open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.Read also: Gym rats must be patient for a little while longerThe Jakarta administration is requiring all businesses, including fitness centers, to record visitors in a physical or digital guest book to assist in contact tracing of confirmed cases.Gym members are now required to share their personal data, including full name, the first six digits of their identification card, cell phone number, group size, date of visit and arrival and departure times when visiting fitness  centers.Gyms were required to temporarily stop their operations during the early “new normal” phase.In July, the national COVID-19 task force announced that fitness centers could reopen with strict adherence to health protocols.However, the plans were scrapped in response to soaring numbers of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta. In July, sports physician Andi Kurniawan said gyms were high-risk areas for COVID-19 transmission.  “When someone does physical training like running on the treadmill and they pant, they can release droplets into the air, and there is potential for the virus to spread,” he said. “Gyms are indoor facilities, and various studies show that exercising indoors poses a higher risk of infection compared to exercising outdoors, so it is very important for gyms to apply strict health protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.” (jes) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : #wearmask #keepyourdistance #socialdistance #mothermessage #usesoap #avoidcrowd #washyourhandlast_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews Dominica affected by gas price increase by: – April 14, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img The price of gas at the pump has once again increased and is now $14.34 per gallon.However, Minister for Trade Hon. Colin McIntyre says the increase in the price of gas at the pump is not dependant on or has nothing to do with Dominica.He further stated that there are so many other Caribbean islands where the price of gas is much higher than that of Dominica.The trade Minister says that the Government is very concerned when it comes to the increase in gas prices and has dealt with it in the past by removing the customs service charge.He said that that was the reason why government is interesting in the development of the geothermal energy.Mr. McIntyre stated that the Government is monitoring the situation however, stressed that the increase in the prices of gas was not only in Dominica.News Reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes News 11 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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first_img Steele, who has been credited with the development of David de Gea over the past two years, replaced Tony Coton in 2008. “I would like to put on record the club’s thanks for everything Mike and Eric have done,” said Moyes. “I will be looking to appoint my own members of coaching staff at some point in the future. However, I’d like to take this opportunity to give them both our best wishes for their future careers.” Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward added: “I’d like to thank Eric and Mick for the enormous contributions they have made to the success of Manchester United in their time here. “Their professionalism, ability and diligence have been a credit. They are top-class football men and everyone here wishes them well for long and successful careers.” Moyes is yet to decide who will replace Phelan and Steele, who both have extensive trophy-winning experience. However, as the former Everton boss likes to involve himself in training sessions, it is hardly a surprise at least one senior member of United’s coaching staff should find themselves surplus to requirements. Former Leeds midfielder Jimmy Lumsden is a long-time confidante, whilst Moyes has worked with ex-England keeper Chris Woods at Everton. In addition, Phil Neville has just left Goodison Park and is yet to decide whether to pursue a coaching career. Press Association David Moyes’ Manchester United revolution is under way following the departures of Mike Phelan and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele.center_img The pair have been informed their services are no longer required following the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson. And that may not be the end of the cull with Moyes still to inform coach Rene Meulensteen whether he will be retained. Formerly a United player under Ferguson, Phelan has been back at Old Trafford since 1999, taking up a position on the first-team coaching staff two years later and replacing Carlos Queiroz as assistant in 2008. last_img read more

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first_img Press Association The Hammers have been rocked by injuries to six key players in just over a month which threaten to derail their fine start to the season. Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses and Winston Reid have all been sidelined, prompting Bilic to order the team switch training grounds in a bid to stem the flow of casualties. The Upton Park boss will now call on the likes of Michail Antonio, Nikica Jelavic, Mauro Zarate and Pedro Obiang to fill the void when Stoke arrive in east London on Saturday. “I’m not trying to find excuses,” said Bilic. “I’m not happy, of course, but I am not trying to be positive – I am positive. It’s time to show we can overcome these obstacles. “I’m sure we will show we can play without these players. They are great players, that’s why we got them, and that’s why they were playing regularly. “But we have to get through this period without them. I want to concentrate on the players who are available to continue the way we are playing. “It’s going to be hard without them, but we played without almost all of them against Manchester United last week and still created enough chances to score goals. “When they were available it was all about the squad. Now we have a tinier squad but it’s time for those players who didn’t play, with team work and team spirit, to step up.” The goalless draw at Old Trafford stretched West Ham’s winless run to five matches. They face a Stoke side lying just a point behind them after notable victories over Chelsea, Southampton and Manchester City in the last month. “Stoke played really well against Man City, and not only against Man City, but also Southampton was a really good away win,” added Bilic. “Against Chelsea, and last week against City, a few of their moves were top-class football which doesn’t surprise me because up front they have top-quality internationals. “Xherdan Shaqiri was at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, big clubs were fighting for him, so it’s credit to Mark Hughes for getting him. The same happened with Bojan Krkic the year before. “Then they have Marko Arnautovic, a top-class player, Jonathan Walters, Mame Biram Diouf on the bench. They are a good, solid team and much better when they attack the space or counter attack. “I am impressed and it’s going to be a very difficult game for us – but we are also good, of course.” Slaven Bilic has urged West Ham’s squad players to stand up and be counted during their injury crisis.last_img read more

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first_imgBAR HARBOR — When the Harlem Ambassadors take the court on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Mount Desert Island High School, they’ll be facing a team that’s loaded with prominent local basketball names.The local team, dubbed Island Talent, will feature Brent Barker, Burt Barker, Jared Erskine, Whitney Granholm, Dan Granholm, Scott Hammond, Leeman Hodgdon, Matt Lahaye, Katy Lawson, Matt McEachern, Tony McKim, Ricky Miles, Shelly Gott Miles, Jon Nicolson, Justin Norwood, Nick Palatore, Steve Parady, Andy Pooler, Wyman Tapley and Matt Umphrey.Sponsoring the local players are Carroll Drug Store, Doug Gott & Sons, Inc., Eastern Maine Recycling, FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, Harbor House, HG Reed, John Williams Boat Company, Machias Savings Bank, Maine Paper & Janitorial Products, MCM Electric, MDI Kiwanis, MDI Vacation Homes, Sips Café, Smugglers Den Campground, Stephen Stanley Electrical Contractor, Sunrise Painting, The First and Wild Acadia Fun Park.The Ambassadors, who travel the world with their brand of Harlem-style basketball, will showcase high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling, comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTickets are on sale at Harbor House. For more information, e-ma8l Diana@harborhousemdi.org or call 244-3713.The event is sponsored by the Bar Harbor Inn/Witham Family Properties, Side Street Café and WS Emerson.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest Postscenter_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgIndia had thrashed Poland 10-0 in the Azlan Shah Cup less than three months ago.Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet converted a penalty.India will take on Uzbekistan in their last pool match. highlights Bhubaneswar: Skipper Manpreet Singh led from the front with a brace to guide India to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Poland in the ongoing FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar on Friday. After a barren first quarter, Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 36th minute as India registered its second consecutive win of the tournament. Poland’s lone goal was scored by Mateusz Hulboj in the 25th minute. Even though the world no. 5 India managed to secure its second win on the trot, it was far from impressive, especially after thrashing world no. 21 Poland 10-0 in the Azlan Shah Cup less than three months ago.     The Indians, as usual, were slow to get off the blocks as Poland got the first scoring opportunity in the form of a penalty corner in the very first minute but the opportunity went in vain. The Indians then slowly and steadily got into the groove but the Polish defended in numbers to deny the hosts.RELATED     India’s first shy at the goal came in the sixth minute when Mandeep Singh teamed up with Akashdeep Singh to create a chance but the latter’s attempt was cleared off the line by Polish goalkeeper Maciej Pacanowski. It took India 20 minutes to earn first penalty corner but Harmanpreet Singh’s try was saved by the Polish custodian. A minute later, India secured another penalty corner and this time Manpreet scored from a rebound after Amit Rohidas’ initial flick was blocked by Pacanowski.     Another short corner came in India’s way two minutes later but they wasted the chance while going for variation. Poland stunned India in the 25th minute to draw level, courtesy a defensive lapse from Hardik Singh, who failed to stop Joseph Hillyer’s pass from outside the D and got a deflection which fell in front of Hulboj and he made no mistake in slotting the ball home. But Poland’s joy was shortlived as India restored their lead within a minute when Manpreet scored his second goal of the day after a fine one-touch play with Simranjeet Singh on the right flank to go into the breather leading by a slender margin.     Six minutes into the third quarter, India extended the scoreline when Harmanpreet neatly converted a penalty corner. The Indian earned another penalty corner minutes later but wasted the opportunity. The third quarter was all about India’s misfiring forward line as despite creating numerous scoring opportunities the strikers lacked in finishing. India will take on Uzbekistan in its last pool match on June 10, while Poland, who defeated the Uzbeks 4-0 in their opener, will face Russia on Sunday.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgFor most, the efforts taken in recent years within baseball and other sports to eliminate the use of performing-enhancing drugs are a step in a positive direction. For that minority of fans, however, who want their athletes to be as big and strong as modern science can possibly make them, there is a new hope, and it comes in the form of a rejuvenated television show.If indeed there is a place in sports for steroid usage to flourish, or at least to exist peacefully, it is on NBC?s revived series ?American Gladiators,? which shook off the rust and returned to airwaves in early January after a decade-long hiatus.With a new cast of gladiators boasting so much muscle even BALCO founder Victor Conte would be impressed, the show chooses to defy the stance taken in the last couple of years by Major League Baseball and fans of the game against steroids by flexing its unnaturally giant biceps in the face of controversy.Though the show doesn?t exactly come out and proclaim the gladiators are pumped full of performance-enhancing drugs, it wouldn?t be too much of surprise to find out the ?athletes? are in fact using.While the television show may not technically qualify as a sport, it has certainly marketed itself to sports fans, and it?s classified as a ?sports game show,? so practically speaking, it at least occupies a spot in the gray area currently shared by the WWE and ballroom dancing on the outskirts of sports.Admitted and accepted steroid usage could work on the show much better than it has in the other sports in which it has recently appeared, because that?s all ?Gladiators? is: a television show.It?s clear that steroids don?t have a place in international competition. Former track and field star Marion Jones was recently handed down a six month jail sentence and thus saw her legacy, career and records taken away because of the performance-enhancing drugs. And they certainly don?t work in baseball, where the Mitchell Report is on its way to becoming as synonymous with the sport as chewing tobacco or Cracker Jack. People who invest their lives in sports are supposed to represent the best athletes our society has to offer, and steroids just don?t fit into that equation.However, unlike other ?sports,? nobody is watching ?American Gladiators? for the purity of it, and nobody is searching for redeeming values or role models in a program that boasts a hulking woman named Hellga (yes, the spelling is accurate) as one of its regulars. In fact, if some of the gladiators admitted to using steroids, it might be even better for ratings. It would give viewers even more incentive to root for the challengers in  somewhat good-versus-evil confrontation.As it is now, little about the show comes off as legitimate. Most dialogue between co-hosts Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali and the challengers sounds incredibly scripted and borders on sickeningly cheesy. It’s become hard to believe that the same guy who defeated Andre the Giant in Wrestlemania III is the one asking such ridiculous questions to each contestant that it might be better to just watch the show on mute. So, as long as ?Gladiators? already comes off as phony, why not just add steroids to the mix? Could the show?s credibility really deteriorate any further?Is there any real consequence for allowing ?American Gladiators? to become a steroid safe-haven? Let Titan and Militia and Fury become as big as they please. Just go ahead and make the gladiators as big and as mean as possible. It?ll give fans of ?roids a place for the drugs to thrive. Plus, if steroids aren?t taboo on the show, it could also work as a refuge for former athletes who have been caught using.From now on, anyone caught using steroids should just be banished to ?American Gladiators.? Wouldn?t it be more fun to see someone like Barry Bonds swinging for the heads of challengers at The Joust than for the fences at the ballpark near you?Regardless of whether or not the show embraces the steroid culture, you?ve got to take a step back and realize what?s going on here. If the last decade has been the steroid generation, the next one looks like it?s going to be the steroid backlash era. Yet, even as we use one hand to point our fingers at the ?cheaters? ruining our sports, the other hand is on the remote, flipping to watch a show that practically glorifies the steroids faulted with corrupting them.Unless ?American Gladiators? embraces steroids fully and openly, supporting the show while admonishing the athletes in other sports on the juice is just hypocritical.Mike is a sophomore majoring in journalism. If you think he?d make a good challenger for ?American Gladiators,? you obviously don?t know him very well. If you?d like to get to know him better, he can be reached at mackerstein@badgerherald.com.last_img read more

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first_img–Source: BBC Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side’s 2-0 first-leg victory.Ronaldo made the gesture after his third goal of his hat-trick in the return leg as Juventus won 3-0.Uefa will rule on the case on 21 March.Simeone was fined 20,000 euros (£17,000) for his celebration.Juventus have been drawn to play Dutch side Ajax in the quarter-finals.last_img

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first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start An important question also persists: why keep going?“I want to finish what we started here,” Honeycutt said. “I love what I do, so it’s just a bump in the road, is the way I look at it. It probably would have been easier to take a few months away from it, but I didn’t really know. (Dr. Watkins) said in six weeks it’ll be better than it was the previous six weeks. It kind of goes in phases a little bit.”Honeycutt has a contract for next season, which would be his 15th in his current role. Among active pitching coaches, only the Padres’ Darren Balsley and the White Sox’s Don Cooper have held the job longer. Honeycutt’s contract does not require he serve as the Dodgers’ everyday pitching coach, however. The opportunity to transition into a less hands-on role is there if he wants it.Related Articlescenter_img In February, Honeycutt had surgery in Marina del Rey to fuse two vertebrae in his lower back – the L5 and S1, the two segments that comprise the lumbosacral joint. Anyone who has experienced symptoms of sciatica is at least physically familiar with their lumbosacral joint. Within two weeks, Honeycutt was back at work at the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch facility in Arizona.The work itself seems easy enough. Honeycutt now has a standing desk in his office adjoining the Dodger Stadium clubhouse. Watching pitchers pitch, pregame strategizing, walking to the mound from the dugout – Honeycutt can do all the things a pitching coach would list on his resumé.The travel is more difficult. The nadir was a late-April series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, with its low ceilings, sparse elevators, and meandering inner pathways laden with stairs. On team flights, Honeycutt must remind himself to get his legs moving every 15 or 20 minutes. The longest season in professional sports waits for no one.“He’s a pretty tough man,” pitcher Kenley Jansen said of Honeycutt. “That can take a beat out of you, especially the long plane rides that we take. I can see that he can’t sit most of the time, but he’s working hard recovering, getting on his feet, get that little jog out there.”The father-son surgical team of Dr. Robert Watkins III and Dr. Robert Watkins IV check in once a homestand to monitor their handiwork. About a month ago, Honeycutt said he underwent an MRI exam. The scan revealed bone growth in his lumbosacral joint, a positive sign. As his nerves recover from the procedure, Honeycutt said the dull aches in his legs have a chance to improve. He’ll continue to take prescription anti-inflammatory medications in the meantime. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “The last few years that I’ve been doing this, I almost take it a year at a time and try to throw my energy and effort into what I do, and try to do it the best I can, and hopefully help our guys the best I can,” Honeycutt said. “I don’t really worry about the future that much. I just worry about the present and all those things will be assessed after the season.”ALSODodgers shortstop Corey Seager was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. In five games last week, Seager went 10 for 20 with five runs scored, two doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 4-1, 2.68 ERA) at Padres (RHP Ronald Bolaños, 0-1, 5.79 ERA), Tuesday, 7 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM LOS ANGELES — The staircase leading from the third base dugout to the Dodgers’ clubhouse is, for some, a getaway. It’s a runway for athletes to bounce energetically onto a baseball field. It’s also a place for emotionally defeated men to hide their emotional defeat.For Rick Honeycutt, the staircase is an obstacle.The Dodgers’ 65-year-old pitching coach trudged up the steps Friday afternoon for a pregame interview. For 10 minutes Honeycutt stood, as he usually does at work, answering questions about the rods and screws and fake disk holding his back together.“I can sit if something’s the right height,” Honeycutt said. “The lower I sit … it’s just easier to stand.”last_img read more

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