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COVID-19 cases in prioritized provinces decrease, but still high: Task force

first_img“Deaths in the prioritized provinces accounted for 77.6 percent of the national figure. The number had increased to 80.4 percent by Sept. 20 but has decreased to 80.1 percent as of Sunday,” Wiku said during a press briefing on Thursday.Read also: COVID-19: Aceh, Bali added to list of prioritized provincesMeanwhile, the number of recovered patients in prioritized regions had decreased from 80.1 percent of the nationwide figure on Sept. 13 to 79.3 percent on Sunday.Wiku added that active cases were declining in all prioritized provinces except South Sulawesi, where they had increased from 20.7 percent on Sept. 13 to 23.9 percent on Sunday, and Papua, where active cases rose from 22.7 percent to 35.7 percent in the corresponding period.The spokesperson reasserted the importance of adhering to strict health protocols, emphasizing that washing one’s hands with soap could reduce transmission risks to 35 percent. Meanwhile, wearing a cloth and surgical mask could lower the chance of getting infected by 45 and 70 percent, respectively.Maintaining a safe physical distance was also important and reduces the risk of infection by 85 percent, said Wiku.Topics : The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have decreased in 10 prioritized provinces, but the figure remains high at 67.6 percent of the official nationwide tally, according to the national COVID-19 task force.Regions prioritized for COVID-19 handling are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua, Banten and Aceh.Task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the number of confirmed cases in the 10 provinces had decreased from 71.8 percent of the total cases nationwide on Sept. 13 to 67.6 percent on Sunday.last_img read more

Clippers take shooting guard C.J. Wilcox at No. 28 in NBA Draft

first_imgUnlike some of the players taken in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, shooting guard C.J. Wilcox out of the University of Washington was stoked about the team that selected him No. 28 — the Clippers.Wilcox, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, was hanging out with family and friends in San Diego — his parents moved there about two years ago — when he got news that the Clippers were about to pick him.“Everybody was nervous until the pick happened,” he said. “We got the call a couple of minutes before and started celebrating before my name was even called. So it was a really surreal moment, but everybody’s excited and ready to get started.”Wilcox, who stayed through his senior year in college, is 6-foot-5 and a good shooter. As a senior, he averaged 18.3 points and 2.5 assists. He shot 45.3 percent from the field, 39.1 percent (90 of 230) from 3-point range. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s a great shooter,” Rivers said. “You know I value shooting. You know, when you’re at 28, I don’t think you can afford to pick what needs you have. I have never thought that.”Rivers pointed to last season when he selected small forward Reggie Bullock even though that position was not a need at the time. And with shooting guards J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford in the current fold, the Clippers didn’t necessarily need another one.“We have Jamal and J.J., but he’s the best player,” Rivers said. “I think you can always make it work whem you can get the best player. And I thought as far as shooting, in this league you need it; you can never have enough of it. I’m a big believer of it.“I thought he may have been the best shooter in the draft. If not No. 1, No. 2.”Wilcox holds the school record at Washington for made 3-pointers with 301, which is sixth in Pac-12 history. He is second all-time in scoring at UW with 1,880 points.There were several trades made on draft day, but none involved the Clippers.“The day was an interesting day,” Rivers said. “We were close to doing a couple of things, I’ll tell you that. And actually, a pick wasn’t involved. I think we would have ended up with another pick, actually, if we had done one deal.“Most deals fall apart. We didn’t have great confidence this morning when we woke up that the deal we thought we may get would happen.” Interestingly, when Rivers was asked if he could talk about who the other players were he might have picked before Wilcox, he stopped a reporter short.“No, because some are maybe still in play, so no would be the answer to that one,” he said. “You know, summertime I may tell you.”center_img Wilcox had already talked to Clippers coach Doc Rivers about what will be expected of him once the season commences.“I just talked to Doc not too long ago and defense was the first thing he brought up,” Wilcox said during a telephone interview with reporters at the Clippers’ headquarters in Playa Vista. “It’s something I’m definitely capable of doing, so you know, that comes first. Definitely, my ability to shoot the ball is going to help stretch the floor, you know, help Chris Paul and some of the other guys get going and make their jobs a little bit easier.“Kind of do my part, fill my role and go from there.”There were several players the Clippers might have picked ahead of Wilcox had they still been available. Rivers wouldn’t say specifically who they were. But the Clippers were thought to be interested in shooting guard Jordan Adams (UCLA), point guard Shabazz Napier (UConn), power forward Clint Capela (Switzerland) and shooting guard P.J. Hairston (Tex Legends, D-League). They went to Memphis (No. 22), Charlotte (No. 24), Houston (No. 25) and Miami (No. 26), respectively.However, Rivers seemed nothing but happy to get Wilcox, who was a fifth-year senior last season for the Huskies.last_img read more

Steelers waive Kameron Kelly after alleged jukebox dispute, police confrontation, arrest at Pittsburgh bar

first_imgThe 23-year-old allegedly threatened the officer and continued to resist arrest. The officer then punched Kelly in the face multiple times to “gain control” of the situation, according to court paperwork, and Kelly was arrested. He was treated at a local hospital before being taken to Allegheny County Jail.He will have a preliminary hearing on December 30th. pic.twitter.com/ns1Zj7yIZz— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) December 20, 2019The Steelers waived Kelly on Friday afternoon and promoted practice squad safety Marcus Allen to the 53-man roster. The team did not share an official comment on Kelly’s charges.In his first season with the Steelers, Kelly totaled 21 tackles with one interception. Pittsburgh will face the Jets in a Week 16 matchup Sunday. Police officers were called to Mario’s South Side Saloon after Kelly refused to leave. Kelly allegedly threatened to “knock out” an employee because the bar’s jukebox didn’t play his requested song. Outside the bar, the officer on scene said he accidentally stepped on a woman’s foot, and Kelly responded aggressively, saying it was “his girl.” Steelers defensive back Kameron Kelly was cut by the team after reportedly being arrested early Friday at a Pittsburgh bar, according to media reports.Kelly, who signed with the Steelers in April after playing in the Alliance of American Football, faces two counts of terroristic threats and one count of resisting arrest, according to court documents obtained by KDKA.last_img read more

Lowell Thomas ‘Junior’ Coggins, 80, Oxford: Feb. 6, 1936 – May 31, 2016

first_imgLowell CogginsLowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins, 80, died May 31, 2016 at his home in Oxford surrounded by his loving family.Graveside services will be held at the Oxford Cemetery on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions for Lowell can be made out to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.Lowell Thomas “Junior” Coggins was born on February 6, 1936 in Cowley County to proud parents Thomas Lowell and Agnes (Dennett) Coggins. Lowell graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1953, after graduating he joined the National Guard and served from 1953-1956. On December 27, 1970 in Miami, Okla. Lowell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marrietta (Whaley). Lowell loved staying busy, he was a hard worker and after spending 15 years in South Texas in the seafood industry, he worked in a variety of trades such as: maintenance for schools in the area, the Shangri La, Okla. golf course, the oilfields, and for Skyline Corporation. When he wasn’t working Lowell like to play Texas Hold ‘em, he enjoyed being a member of the Arkansas City American Legion Post #18, and he loved to fish. But most of all he loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Survivors include: wife, Marrietta Coggins of the home; children: Debbie Davidson and husband Mike, Tammie Pingsterhaus and husband Kevin, Suzie Lauderdale and husband Daniel, Patsy Bowen, Walter Wood and wife Wanetta; sister Barbara Branson; 14 grandchildren and an abundance of great-grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings, and daughter Dana Jean.last_img read more