Spain declared a state of emergency in the country for 15 days on March 14 over the coronavirus outbreak. The country recently announced that it would extend the status for another 15 days.As a consequence, Spain imposed a lockdown on the entire country as well as limiting the movement of citizens across the entire territory.”Since Monday, the Spanish government has extended the lockdown status. The government only allows people working in essential sectors to go to work,” Hermono said.He said the Indonesian Embassy in Madrid had also limited its services, and only offered services for urgent matters.”To protect Indonesian citizens in Spain, we’re continuously communicating with representatives from various areas to monitor their condition and remind them to stay alert. We also monitor those who are infected with COVID-19 and offer them help if necessary,” he said.As of Wednesday, Spain had recorded 95,923 cases of the coronavirus and 8,464 fatalities linked to the disease, making it the country with the highest COVID-19 death toll after Italy, which has recorded 12,428 deaths from the disease, according to John Hopkins University. (nal)Topics : Indonesian Ambassador to Spain Hermono has said that nine Indonesian nationals living in the country — one of the hardest-hit by the coronavirus in Europe — have tested positive for COVID-19.”Two of them are currently being treated in hospitals, six are exercising self-quarantine and one has fully recovered, Hermono said on Wednesday.There are currently around 1,468 Indonesian nationals living in Spain, 400 of whom lived in Madrid, he said.”Most of them work here or have married locals,” he said as quoted by Antara.
Greensburg, In. — A Greensburg pursuit led to three arrests late Monday afternoon.Police say they attempted to stop a car driven by Jeremy Shepard, 42, of Morristown, for a traffic violation around 5:30 on I-74 and he began to flee. Shepard turned sharply at the 132-mile marker and drove the wrong way on the I-74 entrance ramp. When Shepard got to the top of the ramp officers were able to conduct a high-risk traffic stop.Shepard was arrested for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving, operating without a license, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia. Amy Watterson, 42, of Hanover, was arrested for possession methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Donald Jordan, 27, of Washington, Ohio, was arrested for an out-of-state warrant.One other person was released at the scene.Any information about illegal activity can be left by calling the tip line at 812-662-7463 or 812-66-CRIME.
Beaver Falls (24-2) blew out Monessen (23-3), 46-27, to win the Class AA championship Saturday night at Palumbo Center.The victory did not come as easily as the final score would suggest. Beaver Falls struggled throughout the first half with foul trouble.Beaver Falls’ 6-foot-8 senior center Shelden Jeter, a Division I prospect, received two quick fouls in the first quarter and coach Doug Biega sat him on the bench. With Jeter on the bench, the referees’ allowed Monessen to camp out in the paint like a group from Occupy Pittsburgh.Monessen was able to keep the game close and was only down by 2 points at halftime, 20-18.In the second half the Greyhounds’ GPS System went down and they couldn’t find their route to the basket.Coach Biega rarely has his team play zone defense, but with his squad in foul trouble, he scraped the man-to-man defense and the zone caught Monessen by surprise.The Tigers held to Greyhounds to only 9 points in the second half and Jeter scored 19 points and ripped down 11 rebounds and Beaver Falls cruised to victory.“Half of the mission is accomplished,” said Jeter. “We have another half to finish. We want to win a PIAA championship.” JALEN MADISON, left, of Monessen and JOE WYNN of Beaver Falls battle for a loose ball in the WPIAL Class AA championship game. (Courier Photos/William McBride)
By John BurtonRED BANK — For four decades The Rev. Msgr. Philip A. Lowery has dedicated his life to his faith and addressing the spiritual needs of those in his parishes and it’s been a life well spent.“It has been very rewarding,” said Lowery about the 40th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood, with 26 of them spent at St. James Church, 94 Broad St., as of July, the longest tenure in his career with the Church.“It has turned out beautifully,” Lowery said of his life thus far, continuing to appreciate the opportunity to share in the lives of so many, administering the sacraments, participating in the joys and offering comfort and solace in times of pain. “The people have made it very rewarding in many different ways,” he noted. “They’ve touched my life in many ways.”For Lowery what also continues to offer him joy is “to be able to celebrate with people to liturgy,” the religious services associated with the Roman Catholic faith.Lowery, 67, serves as pastor and monsignor for the parish church which counts 4,200 families, and its two schools, St. James grammar school, with about 400 students, and Red Bank Catholic High School, with approximately 900 students who live in Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean counties.Msgr. Philip A. Lowery of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Red Bank celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination May 22.As pastor and monsignor, Lowery function with the schools is akin to a superintendent, he explained, with the principals handling the day-to-day operations. As for his title of monsignor, Lowery down played it, calling it simply an honorary designation, “Nothing more than that.” But the title is designated from the Pope through the local diocese.Lowery has for the last 21 years served as chief of chaplains for the NJ State Police. That posting has him oversee the other police chaplains – three rabbis, three ministers, three Roman Catholic priests and a Muslim imam, and coordinating their efforts to provide support and counseling for officers and their families.Lowery in his role with the State Police was called into service in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly 15 years ago, when he volunteered to join its Task Force 1, “just to be there” for rescue workers and others on the outskirts of Ground Zero, he said.The same was true of his traveling to New Orleans for that city’s recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.“Your presence there,” at such catastrophic events (even locally after 9/11 when St. James’ parish lost six of its members, and five parents of RBC students), “said so much to so many people,” Lowery remembered.Lowery grew up in Jersey City as an only child, raised in the Catholic faith and attending Catholic schools. At about 19 he decided the life of a priest was his calling and “I wanted to give it a try.” He attended Holy Apostles College and Seminary, in Cromwell, Connecticut, and did his graduate studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland. He went on to serve at St. Joseph’s parish in Toms River, from 1976 to 1987; and then at St. Barnabas, in Bayville, before coming to St. James in 1990, where he’s been ever since, seeing families grow and offering the sacraments to a second generation. And “I can’t image doing anything else,” than what he has for the last 40 years maintaining he’s “very happy and content” in his life’s work.And “God willing, if it is His plan,” Lowery hopes to continue to serve and serve here at St. James.
Former Nelson Mayor John Dooley is back at the helm for the Green and White as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club held its annual general meeting Wednesday.Dooley is joined by returning board members Karilynn Carr, Gioconda Gordon, Randy Craik and Lauretta Wilson.New members voted to the board include Jeff Wright, Cory Viala and Peter Bayne. The trio replace Tony Maida, MJ Swetlikoe and Wendy Maida, who did not let their names stand for board positions.“I put my name forward again because I believe we’ve turned the corner with the team and now have a bit of stability with the organization,” Dooley said. “Having said that there’s a few more things we want to get accomplished.”Last season was the first full campaign for the coaching staff of Mario DiBella, Sean Dooley and Isaac MacLeod. The Leafs, finishing third in the Murdoch Division due to a late surge during the final weeks of the season, upset Castlegar Rebels in the first round of the playoffs — storming back from a 2-1 deficit to win the best-of-seven series in six games.Nelson was then eliminated from the post season by eventual KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a tight series that was not indicative of the final 4-0 sweep. The five playoff games combined along with solid attendance throughout the season and influx of revenue from Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot, allowed the franchise to survive financially in the always-tough entertainment business.“We’re okay, but had a tough year as revenues were down for a couple of reason at the Bottle Depot,” Dooley explained.“For some reason, we’re not getting the traffic through the facility as well we had a theft where someone stole money.”“Plus, we invested money into the (Bottle Depot) facility for the past six months,” he added.Dooley said staff is discussing ways to increase traffic through offering different products.The coaching staff is back for another season behind the bench.DiBella has been scouting players at several BC Hockey League camps and is excited at the prospects interested in coming to Nelson in the fall.“A lot of teams measure success in wins and losses, and while we want to win we also measure success in the development of players and the quality of the individuals we attract,” Dooley said.Nelson opens training camp in mid-August.Exhibition games are set for later with the puck drop on the 2017-18 KIJHL regular season set for September.
One of Africa’s foremost broadcasters is coming to South Africa. He will address the second National Communication Partnership Conference which will be held in Johannesburg on August 15.He is Ben Egbuna, president of the African Union of Broadcasting and Director-General of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria. He will be talking about the communication opportunity the 2010 FIFA World Cup creates for Africa.The keynote address will be given by Minister of Sport, Rev Makhenkesi Stofile, who will reflect on Africa’s commitment to a continental legacy for the World Cup. Minister Stofile is responsible for ensuring government fulfils its commitment to a successful world cup, and one that leaves a legacy for Africa. He has a special responsibility for African legacy projects within government.This Conference, themed “Africa’s time has come” will bring together communicators from across disciplines and sectors – and from across the continent.Delegates from the African continent will discuss how best to take advantage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to positively project Africa to the world and to take advantage of the opportunity to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to African growth and development.This is part of the effort of communicators to ensure the 2010 World Cup contributes to a 21st century of growth and development in Africa.This is the second 2010 National Communication Partnership conference.The 2010 National Communication Partnership is a partnership of government, private sector and civil society communicators to take advantage of the 2010 communication opportunity for the country and continent. It includes representatives from marketing, advertising, communication, public relations, creative industries and tourism.The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and International Marketing Council (IMC) provide a Secretariat for the partnership.The first such Conference, held last year, focused on creating alignment among communicators in South Africa in the context of the World Cup.This year’s conference is one step in a process of creating linkages and partnerships with communicators across the continent.The August 15 conference starts with inputs by a number of speakers involved with the World Cup effort, followed by outcomes oriented group discussions clustered around three themes – tourism promotion, advertising & marketing and media & communications.The programme director will be Tim Modise, Chief Communication and Marketing officer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.The chairperson of the 2010 National Communication Partnership, Nkeneke Kekana, will open the Conference.The LOC CEO Danny Jordaan will spell out how ready South Africa is for 2010 and the IMC CEO Yvonne Johnston will discuss 2010 as a positioning opportunity for Africa.ENDSIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)For more information, please contact:Claire Taylor: 011 772 1000/ 072 341 [email protected] Dlamini: 011 772 1000// 082 686 [email protected] Theys: 083 444 4755
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification dan rowinski The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts The Facebook Like button turned a year old last week and it has got people thinking about the nature of Facebook’s open social graph. Nothing like an anniversary to make you stop and assess your relationship, right?Perusing through the comments on Facebook’s announcement, two questions are prominent: a) it seems like the Like button has been around for more than a year and b) where is the “Dislike” button?The Dislike button is probably not going to come any time soon, if ever. Facebook reiterated the point in an email that there are no plans for one. The opportunities for abuse are too great. There are a lot of different ways that a Dislike could be interpreted. Say somebody posts a story about animal abuse to their profile to share their outrage. Naturally, that would be a case to “dislike” the article. Nobody likes to see bags of kittens being drowned.Potential Powder KegSee also:Actually, Facebook Marketing Does Work (If Done Right)Why Facebook Marketing Doesn’t WorkThere has been concern with Facebook and other social networks about bullies that torture colleagues and classmates It seems every couple of months there is a sad or bizarre story about somebody using Facebook to cause other real emotional harm. It is not a far jump to see a Dislike button being used for harassment and discrimination. For instance, a friend of mine announced on Facebook not long ago that she had entered into a civil union with her long-time partner. That, like any other marriage, should be a happy, joyful occasion. It should not be an opportunity for hate-mongers and homophobes to use a Dislike button to harass someone.In the realm of social engagement, a game that Facebook has more or less turned mainstream and created the rules, a Dislike button is a powder keg with significant potential to blow up and disrupt its carefully crafted open graph. Yes, a Dislike button would provide Facebook with more of its lifeblood – data – but the inevitable abuse of the system would be detrimental to the ecosystem.“I suspect that it appeals to some people in a humorous way. But, it can be used … unkindly” said Dr. Pamela Rutledge of the Media Psychology Research Center. “It is important from a company point of view to not support negative emotions.”Dr. Rutledge, who lives in Palo Alto, Calif., writes extensively on the psychology and cross section of media and technology on the center’s Media Psychology Blog and has a deep background in communications.“It is important to decide who gets to make the choice of what people use,” Dr. Rutledge said. “At what point are we imposing our values on others? How do we choose the tools that walk the line of value? I think it is good for Facebook to not institute a Dislike button.”Outside of the normal user, there is another segment of the population that could be harmed by a Dislike button – corporate citizens.With the advent of Facebook Pages, companies now have a relatively cheap and easy way to engage their customers. It is in the best interest of Facebook to keep companies and brands content on the its network, increase the volume of companies using the platform and the engagement around them. Companies would probably not take kindly to a Dislike button because it would give people the potential to castigate a company en masse with a simple click of a button. That would be far more damaging than a few motivated users that create a page saying “Company XYZ sucks because” etc.As Facebook develops its Golden Goose, a Dislike button has the potential to have a disproportionate negative effect on its bottom line.Where Have You Been All My Life?With the other theme – why does it seem like the Like button has been around so much longer than a year?The Like button has been an evolution. Before the Like button there was the “share” button that would basically send a link to Facebook without any context as to why this person is sharing something in their news feed. In terms of the sociology of Web use, sharing a link without context assumes tacit approval of the contents of said link. So, if you were sharing the link of drowning kittens because you were outraged by it or you (for some reason) agreed with it, there was no way to tell. Some of the third-party share buttons allowed for contextual input but they were not as ubiquitous as the Like button has become. Then, last July Facebook updated the Like button to be able to add context to what you are linking. The result? More interaction, more engagement and yes, more Like buttons.As the Like button has evolved, the share button has declined. However, the share button in its various permutations is still around on the Web; it is the answer to the question, “Why does it seem like the Like button has been around longer than a year?” The ability to share something to Facebook from outside the platform has been around for quite some time. You were just not been able to “like” it.
The cavalry isn’t coming to save you. You are going to have to take care of yourself. Go back and read this post.But you aren’t all alone. You’ve never been alone.We humans are social creatures. We always have been. We’ve never been able to survive without each other. And we’ve surely never been able to achieve much without help from the other members of our tribe. This is why relationships still matter, regardless of any bunk that you hear to the contrary. In fact, they’re more important than ever.All things being equal, relationships win.You may not be able to count on Big Industrial Age Corporation to take care of you forever. And the prospects of your Big Nation State being able to take care of you look equally bleak. You’re going to have to take care of yourself, but your tribe is going to be there to help you–and you them.There has never been a time when it’s been more important to build your tribe, your community. It’s critical that you develop relationships with people for whom you can create value–and people that can create value for you. The fastest and surest way to gaining the help of others is, was, and always will be finding a way to be helpful to other people first.You find a way to create value without claiming any.Your future security is going to be determined by the size and strength of your tribe. That tribe will start with your immediate and extended family. It will include the family you choose (your closest friends). It will include the people who share your values, beliefs, and missions (fellow travelers).I don’t know if the number is 150 or whether this silicon substrate allows for more, deeper relationships, but I know this is no time to be a loner. This social media is a toolkit for building, nurturing, and developing your tribe. It’s a toolkit for value creation. Your relationships are your real social safety net.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson center Papi Sarr admitted he is still not his normal self after making his debut in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday.The 6-foot-8 big man missed the Falcons’ opening game loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles due to a groin injury.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients High-flying Hill promises more poster dunks: ‘I’m here to put on a show’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments “I was literally heavy, I was tired. My body was so tired and so heavy that I’m hoping by next game I’ll be back to normal,” said Sarr. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES “I just feel like I’m not 100 percent but I’m on my way there,” said Sarr Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after helping Adamson beat University of Santo Tomas, 88-81. “I’m trying to get back and just help the team. I think I’m just at 50 percent and I was trying to push myself just to help my team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSarr finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists in just 11 minutes of play.The Cameroonian said he felt sluggish during the game and he wasn’t as mobile as he wanted to be.