The government is considering loosening the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) put in place to stem the transmission of COVID-19, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on Saturday, just days after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo called for caution with regard to easing restrictions.“We are trying out reducing restrictions on transportation. [Based on this,] we will see whether we should ease restrictions on other sectors as well,” Muhadjir wrote in a statement on the ministry’s website on Saturday.Citing economic considerations, the Transportation Ministry allowed public transportation to resume operation last week by opening air, land and sea travel for select purposes, a move that drew strong criticism from experts. Following the decision, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, was packed with passengers lining up for flights, apparently in violation of physical distancing protocols.Despite the incident at the airport, Muhadjir said he still thought the easing of travel restrictions had gone well. He said that such occurrences could be avoided by well-prepared protocols and sufficient personnel.“The important thing is that we must enforce regulations. No protocol will work effectively without enforcement in the field,” he said.Muhadjir added that relaxing PSBB did not affect the ban on mudik (exodus), which he said remained in effect.Health experts and business leaders have expressed concerns that loosening restrictions too soon may prolong the outbreak. (trn)Topics :
New Delhi: After struggling in the earlier session, Afghanistan’s spinner made a comeback in the last session of the Day 1 when they took five wickets and put a temporary halt on the Indian innings.Since the beginning of the match, Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay gave the team a strong start and ensured team India in a comfortable position.After winning the toss, Ajinkya Rahane chose to bat first, Dhawan didn’t spend much time and his seventh ton before lunch making him the sixth batsman in the world to do so.India was 347/6 after the Stumps of Day 1.It will be interesting to see, if Afghan bowlers continues to pick wickets and wrap the Indian innings at the earliest or the remaining squad of Indian batting side puts a big total in front of the debutants.LIVE updates:# Ashwin to Wafadar, out Bowled!! Oh this sums the day up.# After 28 Overs, Afghanistan are 77/6# After 5.5 overs, AFG 22/3 # U Yadav to Mohammad Shahzad, caught by Karthik!! OUT for 14 in the 1st innings and OUT for 13 now.# Mujeeb being the last wicket to fall, Afghanistan all out at 109, trial by 365# After 25 overs, AFG 87/8 with Nabi(23) and rahman(0) at crease# Ashwin to Ahmadzai, out Caught by Jadeja!! This was always on the cards and that is the reason Nabi was trying to shield him.# Jadeja to Rashid Khan, out Caught by U Yadav!! Jadeja like his spin partner strikes in the first over.# After 6.2 overs, AFG 28/2 with Zazai(6) and Rahmat(7) out in the middle. # Umesh Yadav is the last man to depart, IND 474 all out# Wafadar removes Hardik Pandya at 71, IND 440/9 after 99.3 overs# Ishant Sharma comes out to play.# Rahmat scalps Jadeja at 20, IND 436/8 after 98.5 overs# After 92 overs, IND 394/7 with Jadeja(6) and Pandya (40) out in the middle. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Sep 5 2018The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has chosen Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Washington as the 2018 recipient of the Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging.This honor, given annually, recognizes instances of practice informed by research and analysis, research that directly improved policy or practice, and distinction in bridging the worlds of research and practice. Individuals who are mid-career and actively engaged in the conception and development of innovative programs that demonstrate excellence in translating research into practical application or policy are eligible. The award is made possible through a generous grant from The New York Community Trust’s Maxwell A. Pollack Fund.Related StoriesResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaThe award presentation will take place at GSA’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 14 to 18 in Boston, Massachusetts. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.geron.org/2018 for further details.Fredriksen-Goldsen is a professor and director of the Healthy Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington. She is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar addressing equity and the intersection of aging, health disparities, and well-being in marginalized communities.With support from the National Institute on Aging, Fredriksen-Goldsen has served as the principal investigator of many landmark studies, including Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study (NHAS), the first longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adult health and aging to identify potentially modifiable factors that account for health trajectories over time in these communities. In addition, she recently received NIA funding to conduct Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action (IDEA), the first study of cognitive impairment in these communities.Fredriksen-Goldsen is the author of three books and more than 100 publications in leading journals such as the American Journal for Public Health, The Gerontologist, and Social Work. She has received numerous awards for advancing aging and health research, practice, and education, including the University of Washington’s campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and was named in the inaugural class as a top 50 Influencer in Aging by PBS’s Next Avenue. Fredriksen-Goldsen is the founder of Generations with Pride and the GSA Rainbow Research Interest Group, and co-founder of Shanti/Seattle. She also is a GSA fellow, which represents the highest category of membership within the Society. Source:https://www.geron.org/press-room/press-releases/2018-press-releases/904-fredriksen-goldsen-earns-gsa-s-2018-maxwell-a-pollack-award-for-productive-aging