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KPK limits detention center visitors amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgThe Corruption Eradication Commission has announced it will limit visits to its detention center amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The statement came after the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Correctional Directorate General announced preventive measures to prevent an outbreak in correctional facilities, namely prisons, jails and child prisons.“This is a temporary restriction. People that are sick and have high temperatures will not be allowed in,” Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Ali Fikri said on Tuesday as quoted by Antara . In a previous statement, the Correctional Directorate General said it planned to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in prisons by spraying disinfectant and providing personal hygiene items such as hand sanitizer and soap, as well as body temperature gauges.“[Prisons will also]  ensure that employees, adult and child prisoners have a body temperature of below 37.5 degrees Celsius,” acting corrections director general Nugroho said on the statement.Visits to 524 prisons across the country will only be suspended if respective regional administrations declare a COVID-19 emergency after coordinating with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).Ali, however, said the KPK’s investigations would proceed as usual, adding that all suspects and witnesses were required undergo body temperature checks. All witnesses and suspects whose body temperatures are above normal will be reported to the prosecution deputy and the KPK’s clinic.The KPK instructed its employees to work from home March 18 to 31 but some will still go into the office in shifts. The antigraft body’s headquarters will also be disinfected on Wednesday and Thursday.The agency’s secretary-general briefed employees regarding the prevention of the disease’s spread. “KPK employees are well-educated and well-informed about the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ali said.As of Wednesday morning, Indonesia has reported 172 confirmed cases of COVID-19.(mfp)Topics :last_img read more

Mizzou seeks revenge on A&M

first_imgMizzou seeks revenge on A&M February 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMissouri (10-11, 2-6) vs. Texas A&M (10-10, 4-4)Reed Arena, College Station, Texas; Tuesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Texas A&M goes for the season sweep over Missouri after winning the previous matchup in Columbia. The teams last met on Jan. 21, when the Aggies shot 45.8 percent from the field while limiting Missouri to just 30 percent en route to a 66-64 victory. STEPPING UP: Texas A&M’s Josh Nebo has averaged 10.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks while Savion Flagg has put up 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. For the Tigers, Dru Smith has averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while Mark Smith has put up 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds.SEC IMPROVEMENT: The Aggies have scored 64.3 points per game against SEC opponents thus far, an improvement from the 58.1 per game they managed in non-conference play.DOMINANT DRU: D. Smith has connected on 34 percent of the 50 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 17 over his last five games. He’s also made 90.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Aggies are 0-7 when they allow at least 65 points and 10-3 when they hold opponents to anything under 65 points. The Tigers are 0-8 when they score 60 points or fewer and 10-3 when they exceed 60.BEHIND THE ARC: Missouri’s Mark Smith has attempted 127 3-pointers and connected on 37.8 percent of them, and is 9 of 31 over the past five games.TENACIOUS TIGERS: Missouri has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 22.6 percent of all possessions, the second-highest rate among all SEC teams.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

first_imgThe NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union’s “Hockey Is For Everyone” initiative, they announced Friday.“The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and happy to see ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ expand as a year-long initiative,” Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones said in a statement. “As a (Hockey Is For Everyone) ambassador, I know that important conversations and perspectives will be shared as part of the Black History Month celebration, with the goal of creating a welcoming environment while promoting the continued diversity of players and fans.” Antoine Vermette, 36, retires after 14-season NHL career The tour will make stops in cities tied to partner NHL teams: the Rangers (Saturday), Devils (Tuesday and Wednesday), Predators (Feb. 9-10), Lightning (Feb. 14-16), Flyers (Feb. 23-24 for the Stadium Series game against the Penguins) and Capitals (Feb. 25-27). The NHL and players union will highlight stories of players and pioneers throughout the month online, on social media and with specialty programming on NHL Network.The NHL will present for the first time the American Legacy Black Hockey History Tour, a mobile museum that will visit six U.S. cities this month with displays that look back on founders, trail blazers, history-makers, and Stanley Cup champions and looks ahead to the next generation of young stars, NHL officials, broadcasters and women in the game. Related News “Since 1958, when Willie O’Ree first paved the way for black hockey players in the NHL, our sport has seen an upward trend both on and off the ice, but there is still room to grow,” NHL executive VP Kim Davis said.As part of the Stadium Series weekend in Philadelphia, the Flyers will host more than 100 kids and coaches from “Hockey Is For Everyone” programs across North America for the annual Willie O’Ree Skills Weekend.For more on the NHL and NHLPA’s Black History Month initiative, click here.last_img read more

Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2: Fight date, time, price, how to watch and live stream

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIt didn’t take long for Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) to exercise a contract clause for an immediate rematch. Before suffering the first two losses of his career — to Andre Ward in back-to-back fights — Kovalev had bounced back with two stoppage victories, regaining the WBO belt, before losing it to Alvarez.Can Alvarez show the boxing world what they saw six months ago wasn’t a fluke? Or will the “Krusher” redeem himself and take back the title? Here’s everything you need to know about Alvarez-Kovalev II.(All times Eastern.)When is the Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight?Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 commences on Saturday, Feb. 2. The main card begins at 10 p.m. Alvarez and Kovalev are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 1:00 a.m.How do I watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2?The Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight card will be streamed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m., before switching over to ESPN at 10 p.m. The last two fights, including Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2, can be seen on the ESPN streaming service. Where is the Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight?Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev will fight their rematch at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. This marks both boxers’ first time fighting in the “Lonestar State.”Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 betting oddsAccording to, Eleider Alvarez is a -170 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $170 to win $100. Meanwhile, Kovalev is a +144 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $144. Eleider Alvarez record and bioName: Eleider Alvarez Nationality: ColombianBorn: April 8, 1984Height: 6-0  Reach: 75½”Total fights: 24Record: 24-0 with 12 knockouts.Sergey Kovalev record and bioName: Sergey KovalevNationality: RussianBorn: April 2, 1983Height: 6-0  Reach: 72″Total fights: 36Record: 32-3-1 with 28 knockouts.Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 fight cardMatchupClassBeltEleider Alvarez vs. Sergey KovalevLight HeavyweightWBOTeofimo Lopez vs. Diego MagdalenoLightweight…Oscar Valdez vs. Carmine TommasoneFeatherweightWBORichard Commey vs. Isa ChanievLightweight IBF (vacant)Patrick Day vs. Ismail IlievJr. Middleweight…Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Elvin AyalaJr. Middleweight…Enriko Gogokhia vs. Vitor Jones FreitasJr. Welterweight…Jason Sanchez vs. Daniel OleaFeatherweight…Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Steven MartinezMiddleweight…Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 latest news- Sergey Kovalev is in a must-win situation and is fighting for his boxing career.- Meet boxing’s next rising star: Teofimo Lopez. A matchup that saw one of the biggest upsets in 2018 will go down one more time when Eleider Alvarez defends the WBO light heavyweight championship against former two-time titleholder Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, Feb. 2, live from the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs), a native of Colombia fighting out of Montreal, was behind on all three scorecards heading into the seventh round of that initial August 2018 fight, when he knocked Kovalev down three times in the stanza to pull off the shocker and capture his first major world title.  – Kovalev’s promoter at Main Event, Kathy Duva explains to Sporting News that Kovalev has to have a sense of urgency against Alvarez to regain his title.- Oscar Valdez returns for the first time in 11 months on Saturday. The WBO featherweight champ tells SN how he wouldn’t gotten to this point of his career if it wasn’t for his father. – After two tough back-to-back losses, Richard Commey reveals to SN that he wasn’t if he’d ever get anothet crack at a world title.last_img read more

Inside Dr. Shannon’s Mining Book

first_img– Advertisement – Dr. Eugene H. Shannon …Digging Into The Second ChapterThe Second Chapter of Dr. Shannon’s Mining Book consists of 30 pages which detail the importance of Pre-Investment Requirements within the mining sector.The Book, “Safeguarding the Environment In Mining Development Projects”, written by one of Liberia’s learned Geologists, Dr. Eugene H. Shannon, is one of the major Books on mining and the environment that will help improve Liberia’s mining sector and countries involved in Mining.“Pre-Investment Requirements”, according to the second chapter is centered on investors wishing to explore and eventually exploit mineral resources in developing countries.Dr. Shannon points out in his mining book that, “It is, therefore, very important that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) be undertaken prior to the actual mining project in developing countries and in particular African developing countries”.The learned Geologist further explains that it is equally important that any investor wishing to exploit mineral resources in developing countries including Liberia should provide a management plan to the state authorities for approval before mining operation commences. “This helps to eliminate, offset or reduce adverse environmental impacts to acceptable levels.”Dr. Shannon details several reasons for environmental impact studies; among them are:Mistakes made in the past indicate that it is particularly necessary that at the very start of the project cycle environmental factors must be considered. It must be made imperative that the host country concerned demands a detailed description of the proposed development so that all the necessary guidelines may be set, and steps taken to guarantee that environmental guidelines are adhered to.Environmental assessment study must be undertaken to assist policymakers in determining environmental protection needs. Early studies coupled with detailed investigations should be able to give the kind of relevant environmental information relating to the possible impacts of a mining project. Environmental assessment study is also important so as to ensure that the project has been organized in an environmentally safe manner, such that the appropriate mitigation measures and safeguards are incorporated into the project design.Finally, the environmental impact assessment study is necessary so as to provide sufficient information for the evaluation of the EIA that will merit the issuance of the clearance certificate to commence mining operations by the appropriate government agency.The Mining Book second chapter details the major guidelines for conducting an environmental impact assessment study and explains why government authorities should make sure that projects address environmental concerns including, Waste Management, Effluent Reduction, Mine safety, Research and Development,  Reforestation, Land Reclamation, CCradle-to-GraveManagement, Meteorological and Climatological issues, and land-use management, and Sociological problems, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more