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‘I need to protect my family’: Jakartans nix homecoming trips following COVID-19 ‘mudik’ ban

first_img“I have never celebrated Idul Fitri in Jakarta because I don’t know what to do here,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.Anggit initially still intended to go on mudik, even though he was aware of the central government’s advice against it. He had even prepared masks and hand sanitizer for his trip and planned to follow the quarantine protocol in Malang once he arrived.However, he changed his mind after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced a ban on the Idul Fitri mudik on Tuesday and decided to request a refund for the train ticket he bought in February, even though it would mean spending the holiday alone.“Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, I decided not to go on mudik this year,” he said. Naila Fauzia Mastutie, a 31-year-old civil servant living in East Jakarta, also decided to cancel her ticket to her hometown in Tulungagung regency, East Java, which she bought at the beginning of the year.“I realized that it’s not good enough to protect myself, I need to protect my family and other residents in my hometown too,” she told the Post on Tuesday.Read also: Coronavirus outbreak may end in June with ‘mudik’ ban: IDIMillions of people return to their hometowns every year – often traveling from urban centers to the countryside – to celebrate Idul Fitri, with about 20 million leaving Greater Jakarta alone every year during the Islamic holiday.With Jakarta the country’s epicenter of the virus outbreak, the huge number of expected travelers has raised concerns about mass contagion, with public health experts warning that mudik could cause the respiratory illness to spread rapidly across Java.The severity of the threat finally convinced Jokowi to ban the Idul Fitri mudik altogether, weeks after his administration had maintained its previous policy of merely advising the public against it.Jokowi announced the ban after reading a Transportation Ministry survey that found that 24 percent of the country’s 270 million people still planned to travel to their hometowns and that 7 percent had already left.For civil servants and their families, meanwhile, mudik was prohibited far earlier, with Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo saying that they could not travel to their hometowns from April 6 until the country “is free of COVID-19”.As of Wednesday, Indonesia had recorded 7,418 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 635 deaths. Jakarta alone had reported 3,383 cases and 301 deaths, nearly half the country’s cases.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta extends PSBB through RamadanAcknowledging the danger the virus posed, Audy, a 47-year-old private employee living in North Jakarta, decided to cancel his Idul Fitri plans and expressed hope many others would do the same.“I hope other citizens also comply [with the government’s ban],” he told the Post on Wednesday.Coordinating Maritime and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is also the acting transportation minister, said the ban would begin on Friday with travel restrictions to be imposed in COVID-19 red zones that could be sanctioned starting May 7.Road use, however, will not be completely blocked, as public transportation services across Greater Jakarta will continue to operate to service those who still need to commute to work, including health workers and hospital staff.Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said on Wednesday that the ministry was preparing a regulation on the mudik ban that would include the sanctions that would be imposed. Transportation of aid and other emergency services will be exempted from the regulation, she said.Adita said the ministry would limit access to regional entry points instead of blocking roads.State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has announced that it will give full refunds to passengers who decide to cancel their trips. Those who have booked tickets with national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, meanwhile, are able to reschedule their flights or receive a refund with vouchers.Topics : For many Indonesians, the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) is an important tradition that they must prepare for months ahead of Ramadhan, with train and bus tickets in high demand.But the SAR-CoV-2 outbreak has forced many living in Jakarta – a city thousands have migrated to from around the country in search of work – to cancel their plans to celebrate Idul Fitri in their hometowns, even if they already have their ticket in their hands.One of them is Anggit Rizki, a 25-year-old worker living in West Jakarta, who in previous years had always returned to his hometown of Malang, East Java, to celebrate Idul Fitri with his family.last_img read more

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Owen Hargreaves calls on Arsenal to be open with the club’s supporters over Mesut Ozil situation

first_img Comment Arsenal fans are calling for Ozil to be reintegrated into the squad (Picture: Getty)‘Tonight is not the day to speak about that,’ he said. ‘He’s not in the squad. That is the decision tonight. Now we are going to work towards Sunday.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile Ozil hasn’t always been universally popular amongst Arsenal supporters, the team has struggled to create too many chances of late leading to calls for him to be given an opportunity.Speaking on BT Sport, Hargreaves said: ‘They only had one shot on target against Sheffield United. You know you’re going to dominate possession, you could play Mesut, couldn’t you?‘You can play him in the hole and let him pick the killer pass. In certain games, you can play him. He obviously doesn’t trust him or fancy him for whatever reason.‘But Mesut in a team that functions when the balance is good is one of the best creators in the Premier League.‘They need to be more open with what the issue is.’On the eve of Arsenal’s Europa League encounter with Vitoria, Ozil posted a cryptic message on social media which read ‘You make me laugh…’ alongside a picture of him in training and many interpreted it as a dig at his manager.You make me laugh… pic.twitter.com/DohUXm3oSH— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 23, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 26 Oct 2019 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares Mesut Ozil has been frozen out by Unai Emery this season (Picture: Getty)Owen Hargreaves believes that Arsenal should be more transparent over the continued omission of Mesut Ozil from Unai Emery’s starting line-up.The 31-year-old has featured just twice for the Gunners this season and hasn’t played in a Premier League game since the 2-2 draw against Watford in September.Despite criticism mounting over his refusal to involve the World Cup winner, Emery issued a blunt response when asked why he wasn’t involved against Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday night. Owen Hargreaves calls on Arsenal to be open with the club’s supporters over Mesut Ozil situationcenter_img Ozil was also in and out of the Arsenal team during Emery’s debut season in charge but he has seemingly been completely ostracised this term after failing to make a single appearance in any of the club’s last five fixtures.According to reports, Emery’s treatment of Ozil is said to have ‘perplexed’ the German playmaker but he believes he can outlast his manager at Arsenal considering the scrutiny on him over the club’s inconsistent start to the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gold Coast mansion sells for almost $6 million

first_imgLuxury at every turn.Sam Guo and Julia Kuo of Ray White Broadbeach handled the sale and described the property as a “landmark residence”.Inspired by a classic French Chateau, the house has iron balconies, imported french window shutters and a grand staircase.With an internal lift, the home boasts the finest fittings and fixtures, including imported marble, polished Italian Shivakashi granite, pristine Baltic Oak parquetry floors and a grand staircase. Pat Worboys has sold her mansion at Paradise Waters. Picture: Jerad Williams“We bought it on December 14 and decided to have an ‘Addams Family’ Christmas party before ripping out all the old interiors,” she told the Bulletin at the time.“I knew it was going to a be a renovation that you had to put all in or nothing.“We wanted to keep the integrity of the house but create a more liveable space with more light.” A sight to see from the front. Unwind beside the fireplace. From the water. There is plenty of space here. Welcome to luxury.In a rare point position at the end of a cul-de-sac and set out over a sprawling 1102sq m, the property has 180-degree Hinterland and skyline views.All the bedrooms feature ensuites and walk-in robes, complete with ducted airconditioning and plenty of views.The renovation included moving the pool, creating an outdoor entertaining space and putting in a balcony on the third level which required a 100m crane.The house originally belonged to a European couple who built the house in 2000.center_img Before the mega renovation.It was listed at $6.95 million in October before dropping to $6.25 million in February.It’s now under contract for close to $6 million — it’s understood a local Chinese buyer bought the property.Vendor Pat Worboys bought the mansion with a ‘widows walk’ and sharp spires for $4.025 million in 2014.Armed with a set of plans and the guidance of her designer Michelle Marsden, she transformed the Victorian property into a dreamy French Chateau in 18 months.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe mother-of-three said she took on the impossible renovation challenge after getting advice from a number of architects. The kitchen has plenty of space for the entire family. Make a splash in the pool. 31 Buccaneer Court, Surfers Paradise has sold for close to $6 million.ONE of the Gold Coast’s most recognisable waterfront mansions, once dubbed the “Addams Family house” has sold for almost $6 million.The three-level Surfers Paradise house, previously featured in the Gold Coast Bulletin’s 50 Dream Homes magazine, underwent a multi-million transformation before it hit the market in August, 2017 through an expressions of interest campaign. Start entertaining.last_img read more

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Benelux investor tenders large-cap equity mandate using IPE Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in the Benelux region has tendered a €100m all/large-cap equity mandate using IPE Quest.According to QN-2125, the client is looking for a portfolio managed with a “truly long-term” investment horizon, where “conviction is expressed in a limited number of holdings analysed through fundamental research”.The investor expects “extremely low” turnover and a focus on absolute returns as a result.A sustainability research element is also favourable. Given the long-term nature of the mandate, a benchmark should be used for reference only; in that case, the MSCI Europe Index would be most suitable.The client prefers asset managers with a minimum track record of at least three years.Interested parties should state performance, net of fees, to the end of September.The deadline for applications is 3 November.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

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UK social impact investing ‘requires flexibility on LGPS pooling’

first_imgThis call indirectly challenged a stance recently expressed by a government official on the pooling of local government pension scheme (LGPS) assets, according to Dalwood. Last month Teresa Clay, head of local government pensions at the UK’s Department for Communities and Local Government, said that individual LGPS funds should look to move all assets, regardless of liquidity, into their chosen asset pool as soon as they could. Local infrastructure projects could suffer if comprehensive asset pooling is forced, suggests Gresham House CEO Doing so could undermine government efforts to increase social impact investing, Dalwood suggested.If all of a local authority pension schemes’ assets had to be put into a large pooled fund with no option for holding a portion of assets outside, projects such as local infrastructure and social housing would struggle even more to get funding, he said.The scale of larger funds meant managers could not justify investing in smaller ticket items under £100m (€112m), sometimes under £200m, Dalwood argued.“Even if a pooled fund did commit to investing in small scale projects, a local authority would have no assurance that the pooled funds, and therefore a percentage of their own pension pots, would invest in local projects to benefit their constituents,” added Dalwood.Gresham House is backed by the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund, which bought a 20% stake in the boutique manager to help it establish a UK-focused investment fund.Like a number of other LGPS funds, Berkshire has investments in illiquid assets. In Berkshire’s case these accounted for the vast majority of its assets – 66%, according to its latest annual report – as at September last year.The pension fund said it considered that liquid assets, such as equities and bonds, would achieve the most instant benefits from pooling.It would be uneconomical, Berkshire said, to “to pool existing investments in private funds (private debt, private equity and Infrastructure) or real estate funds largely due to the costs of transfer and the inequality created by sharing future returns.”However, when future investments in these types of funds were considered Berkshire would “take into account suitable investment opportunities made available by its pooling partners”.Berkshire yesterday confirmed it was joining the Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), and would pool its assets to those already managed by LPP. LPP would also manage Berkshire’s pension administration, liability management and employer risk services. A government desire for UK local authority pension funds to promptly move all assets into larger pools is at odds with a separate call for more social impact investment, according to the CEO of specialist asset manager Gresham House.Tony Dalwood said there was a strong case to be made for individual schemes having the opportunity to hold assets outside of their chosen asset pool while they push ahead on collaboration.A government-commissioned report published this week set out recommendations for “growing a culture of social impact investing”.Produced by an independent advisory body led by Elizabeth Corley, vice-chair of Allianz Global Investors, the report allocated roles to various actors in the private and public sectors. The government, according to the report, should increase its participation in co-investments in social impact models and work with the financial services industry to identify investment approaches that could be used to deploy capital to tackle entrenched social and economic problems.last_img read more

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NBA: James, Davis dominate as Lakers end playoff drought

first_img Loading… The Bucks led by as much as nine in the first half before the Lakers forced a tie 48-48 at halftime. Davis was limited to five points in 10 first-half minutes because of foul trouble. James also talked about the possibility of playing NBA games without fans in the arena due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The league sent a memo to each team on Friday asking them to develop contingency plans to combat the spread of the virus. One of the alternatives is playing games behind closed doors. “Nah. It’s impossible,” said James. “If I show up to the arena and there ain’t no fans in the crowd, then I ain’t playing. “I ain’t never played the game without no fans. Ever since I started. This ain’t Europe. – ‘Ain’t playing’ – “I play for my teammates and I play for the fans. That’s what it is all about.” The Lakers have another difficult opponent on the weekend. On Sunday they face Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers, who are in second place behind the Lakers in the Western Conference standings. James said he wants to enjoy their third win in a row for a few hours before he starts thinking about how to play the Clippers. “I am going to get some rest tonight. Get a good dinner and a glass of wine, maybe two. Then lock in on Clippers tomorrow,” James said. Elsewhere, Josh Hart scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and rookie Zion Williamson tallied 17 points as the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a three-game winless streak with a 110-104 win over Miami on Friday. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their KidsBest Car Manufacturers In The World LeBron James and Anthony Davis scored all but one of Los Angeles’ points in the final quarter as the Lakers rallied to beat the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks 113-102 and clinch a playoff spot on Friday. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, left, guards reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles The dynamic duo combined for 67 points as James scored 11 of his team-high 37 points in the final quarter and Davis scored 14 of his 30 in the fourth in the clash between the teams with the league’s best records. The two stars played keep away from their teammates and would have shut out the rest of their bench had guard Alex Caruso not made a free throw with 14 seconds left on the clock and the game out of reach for Milwaukee. “I am extremely tired,” said James, who also had eight rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes of playing time. The Lakers clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2013, ending a seven-year tailspin. Reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had a double double with a team-high 32 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. He was matched up against James for much of the evening. The Lakers earned a measure of revenge with Friday’s win. In their initial meeting this season on December 19 in Milwaukee, the Bucks defeated the Lakers 111-104. Antetokounmpo played a huge role in that victory with 34 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. “He got to the free-throw line a lot,” said James of Antetokounmpo on Friday. “He is such a great player. I just wanted to keep a body in front of him and make it tough on him.” Kyle Kuzma, with 11, was the only other Laker to finish in double figures while the Bucks had five in double figures.center_img This was the first game in the last 14 that rising star Williamson scored fewer than 20 points, but the host Pelicans still managed to pull out the victory in front of a crowd of 18,300 at the Smoothie King Center.Brandon Ingram woke up in the fourth quarter to offset a poor shooting night by making two key late jump shots. Ingram made just four of 20 shot attempts.Jrue Holiday scored a team high 20 points and Lonzo Ball had 16 in the win.Jimmy Butler scored 28 for the Heat, Duncan Robinson scored 24, including eight three pointers. Goran Drajic scored 15 and Andre Iguodala had 10 for Miami, who saw their four-game winning streak stopped.Robinson broke the Heat’s single-season record of 227 three-pointers which was previously held by Wayne Ellington.Elsewhere, Mike Conley scored 25 points thanks to some brilliant three-point shooting as the Utah Jazz overcame a poor performance from Donovan Mitchell to beat the injury-riddled Boston Celtics 99-94.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 New Orleans Pelicans Josh Hart reacts during the second half against the Miami Heat at the Smoothie King Center in New OrleansRead Also: NBA looks at coronavirus contingency plans; reportlast_img read more

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Batesville Wins Track Duel Meet At FC

first_imgThe Batesville High School boys and girls track team traveled to Franklin County to compete in a dual track meet in much better conditions than when the meet was supposed to be held in early April…in fact it was an almost perfect night.The boys increased their record to 18-2 defeating Franklin County 102-41 as the girls continue their undefeated season, winning 118-24. In fact, the girls took blue ribbons in all 16 events. The boys were close winning 12 out of the 16 events.23 different dogs earned a blue ribbon today and many of them were multiple winners. Those multiple winners were:Cole Nuhring-1600m run (5:02), 800m run (2:08.5) and the 4 x 800m relay (9:18.98)Peter Heil-110m hurdles (17.25), 300m hurdles (42.42), the 4 x 800m relay and the 4 x 400m relay (4:05.3)Michael Tunny-400m dash (54.02), 200m dash (23.34), the 4 x 100m relay(45.72) and the 4 x 400m relayCaleb Moster-3200m run (10:49) and the 4 x 800m relayNathan Longstreth-high jump (6’3″) and 4 x 400m relayKelsey Gausman-1600m run (5:46.2), 800m run (2:32.8), 4 x 800m relay (11:00) and the 4 x 400m relay (4:31.9)Ginny Westerfeld-100m dash (12.69), 200m dash (27.16) and the 4 x 100m relay (52.37)Kim Tidman-high jump (5’0″), long jump (16’4″), 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relayRylee Goldsmith-400m dash (1:04), 4 x 400m relayCassie Reverman-discus (85’4″) and shot put (31’3.5″)Sarah Poltrack-3200m run (12:51) amd the 4 x 800m relayOther first place finishers were:Ben Westerfeld-pole vault (11’0″)Garrett Yorn-4 x 800m relayJohn Moody-4 x 400m relayTanner Ayette-4 x 100m relayJacob Koehne-4 x 100m relayZach Mears-4 x 100m relayBrooke Hartman-100m hurdles (18.35)Alex Wirth-Pole Vault (7’0″)Clare Bruns-300m hurdles (52.18)Mary Poltrack-4 x 800m relayGrace Yeation-4 x 800m relayAudrey Hall-4 x 400m relayTaking home the red ribbons were:Garrett Yorn-1600m runJordan Moorman-discusTanner Ayette-100m dashMatt Dennis-110m hurdles and 200m hurdlesClayton McKinley-shot putJohn Moody-400m dashNathan Bedel-pole vaultTom Chaffee-high jumpChris Riffle-3200m runGrace Yeaton-1600m runSam Heidlage-discus and shot putSophie Meadows-100m dash and 200m dashLexi Hatcher-pole vaultAudrey Hall-400m dashMaria Wessel-3200m runAnd the white ribbon winners went to:Kevin Bedel-discus and long jumpCody Reer-shot putClayton McKinley-high jumpCalvin Lehman-3200m runCaleb Moster-800m runTanner Ayette-200m dashMary Poltrack-1600m runKatherine Roell-discus and shot putClare Bruns-100m hurdlesGrace Yeaton-800m runMolly Weigel-300m hurdlesKylie Lehman-3200m runRylee Goldsmith-200m dashDespite really trying to train through this meet and prepare for next week’s Conference, we still had many personal records broken, listed by event below:100m dash-Allison Muckerheide200m dash-Michael Tunny, Zach Mears, Trevor Gartenman, Annie Freese, Sophie Meadows, Madeleine Robben300m hurdles-Clare Bruns400m dash-Jon Kurtz800m run-Jazmin Blanco1600m run-Clay Yeaton, Liz Cuttle3200m run-Grace YeatonHigh jump-Nathan Longstreth, Clayton McKinleyLong Jump-Allison MuckerheidePole Vault-Nathan Bedel4 x 400 splits-Matt Dennis, Alex Jorgensen, Tanner Ayette, Jacob Koehne, Jared Ilderton, Trevor Gartenman, Drake Main, Molly Weigel, Beth Werner, Laura Meer, Clare Bruns, Liz Cuttle, Mary Poltrack4 x 800 splits-Kylie Lehman, Jazmin BlancoThe Dogs only have a day off, then they will host the County meet on Thursday. We will also be honoring our fabulous 18 seniors! Come on out and cheer our track teams to a County Championship and help us thank our seniors!   Action begins at 5pm, but the Senior presentations will be at the end of the meet.Submitted by Batesville Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

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Joseph C. Stirn

first_imgJoseph C. Stirn, age 53 of Batesville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.  Born September 26, 1964 in Batesville, he is the son of Betty (Nee: Karbowski) and Richard Stirn.  Joe married Kimberly Ryse on April 21, 1990 at Union Baptist Church in Greensburg.  He was the Facility Operations Manager at Main Source Bank for 32 years as well as a member of St. Louis Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #1461, the Knights of St. John Commandery #243 and the Oldenburg Conservation Club.To say Joe was an avid fisherman would be an understatement.  In addition to his job at the bank, he was also co-owner of the Stirn Bait & Tackle Shop for nearly 15 years and was also responsible for starting the annual Knights of Columbus Fishing Derby.  A selfless individual, Joe had a heart of gold and believed that family was very important.  His family shared that he would donate his vacation time at work to others who were in need.  They also indicated he was a good cook whose fudge, sweet hot mustard and salsa will surely be missed.He is survived by his wife Kim; sons Ethan and Aaron, both of Batesville; brothers Tim (Betsy), Paul (Dolly), Mark (Edie), Dave (Beth) and Andy (Susie), all of Batesville; sisters Carol (Mike) Voegele of Centerville, Ohio, Beth (Fred) Barger of Dillsboro, Indiana, Patty (Don) Kohlman of Batesville, Donna Salyer of Batesville; mother-in-law Jerelyn Koester of Greensburg; brother-in-law Mike Koester of Greensburg and sister-in-law Kelly (Brian) Land of Sandusky, Ohio.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his father-in-law Paul Koester.Visitation is Tuesday, June 5th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Boy Scouts or the Oldenburg Conservation Club.last_img read more

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The Latest: McLaren team member ‘recovering well’ from virus

first_img Associated Press McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest. The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: McLaren team member ‘recovering well’ from virus ___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time. “Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.center_img ___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice. There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:10 a.m. March 16, 2020last_img read more

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