Lacking access to health facilities, 10 villagers in Maluku die from diarrhea

first_imgPuskemas Saumlaki reported the death of five villagers, three in Lermatang village, one in Wesawak and one in Bomaki.Meanwhile, Puskesmas Lorulun reported two deaths, namely in Atubul DA village and Arui Bab. Puskesmas Seira reported one death in Wermatang, while Puskesmas Adodo Molu reported the death of two residents of Nerkat village.Edwin went on to say that the deaths were believed to have been caused by a lack of access to a Puskesmas in the district. In some cases, diarrhea likely worsened the condition of villagers already suffering from other health problems, including lung disease, he added.Another cause of diarrhea, he added, was that many residents did not have access to toilets and their habit of defecating in the open made them prone to diseases. “We are handling it. Health workers were immediately deployed to villages that do not have health centers to give villagers a medical checkup,” Edwin said.The health workers treated villagers for diarrhea and also congenital diseases while disseminating information on how to live a healthier, more hygienic lifestyle.“So, it’s not just about treatments. A healthy lifestyle is also necessary to fight diarrhea,” Edwin said, adding that he had advised the villagers to get used to washing their hands with soap and wearing masks.Separately, Maluku Health Agency secretary Adonia Rerung regretted the late response of the Tanimbar Island Health Agency, saying that it should have immediately reported the case to the provincial agency.“I have reprimanded the [Tanimbar Island Health] Agency and told [officials] to immediately submit a report about the situation,” Adonia said, adding that he had also instructed the agency collect data on villagers that were still suffering from diarrhea. (syk)Topics : Ten villagers have died from diarrhea between Jan. 25 and the first week of February because of a lack of health facilities and unhealthy lifestyles, according to the Tanimbar Island Health Agency in Maluku.The agency’s head, Edwin Tomasoa said the findings were based on reports from a number of community health centers (Puskesmas) in Tanimbar Island regency.The 10 people came from seven villages, according to reports from four community health centers in various districts.last_img read more

Strong auction turnout reflects big-block appeal

first_imgThe home at 3 Leanne St, Marsden sold for $353,000A STRONG crowd turned out for the auction of 3 Leanne St, Marsden, last weekend, despite the heat. LJ Hooker Browns Plains marketing agent Chris Noble said about 35 people gathered to watch the action on February 11. “We had five registered bidders on the day,” Mr Noble said. “The auction started at $290,000 and it was good consistent bidding that finished up at $353,000.“The vendors were happy to let it go at that price.“And the buyer is an owner-occupier looking forward to moving in as soon as they can.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Noble said interest in the home was strong throughout the marketing campaign. “A four-bedroom, quarter-acre property with pool in Marsden was always going to appeal to buyers,” he said. “And we saw consistent numbers week after week.”Mr Noble said the Marsden property market had been “pretty hot” for the past 18 months with buyers looking for family-style homes on good-sized blocks. “We’re getting owner-occupiers and mum-and-dad investors,” he said. “There are a couple of really good schools nearby and Marsden is close to shops and transport, so you do get a lot of families. “Marsden is also offering strong rental returns, so investors are looking at the net returns they can get. We have had good growth over the past 12 months and I can see that continuing for the time being.”According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Marsden is $357,700.last_img read more

Broadbeach penthouse sells for $2.35 million within seven days

first_img56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied.A BROADBEACH buyer has paid $2.35 million for a Gold Coast penthouse within seven days of it hitting the market.The Broadbeach apartment is in the Eclipse building on Broadbeach Blvd.The two-level beachside residence has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout its open-plan design.There are two bedrooms, an ensuite, living, dining, kitchen, laundry and covered balcony on the first floor.A rooftop terrace complete with a spa, kitchenette and bathroom is on the second level.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVendor, Glenn MacLean, bought the penthouse off-the-plan in 2012.The 53-year-old has lived on the Gold Coast for 28 years and said he was sold on the property when he saw the plans.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh negotiated the sale and said there was a shortage of top-end apartments on the market.“This property was meant to go to auction however a local Broadbeach buyer seized the opportunity to buy it as he did not wish to compete and miss out on this luxury apartment,” she said.“At the moment we have more buyers than we have previously seen on the Coast and now we need the stock to sell.” 56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied. 56/ 47-51 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach. Supplied.last_img read more

PGGM to start central clearing for repos [updated]

first_imgThe €215bn Dutch asset manager PGGM has confirmed that it will start carrying out part of its repurchase agreement (repos) transactions through central clearing.It said that it had picked Eurex Clearing as central counterparty for its derivatives, providing it with an additional channel for cash as collateral for interest rate swaps.Until now, PGGM – the asset manager and provider for the Dutch healthcare scheme PFZW – dealt directly with banks, but they have become increasingly reluctant regarding such deals due to financial buffers required by the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).PGGM said it was the first pension fund manager to centrally clear its repos transactions. EMIR rules mean pension funds must use central clearing for interest rate swaps, used for hedging interest risks on liabilities. Although pension funds have been temporarily exempted from the obligation, several schemes, including PFZW, have started experimenting with central clearing.However, pension funds must hold much more cash as collateral – known as the variation margin – in case the value of the interest rate swap becomes negative.In order to prevent a fire sale of investments to obtain collateral following a market shock, pension funds prefer to obtain cash through the repo market. The pension fund could, for example, sell government bonds to a counterparty for cash, while agreeing to repurchase the government paper as soon as possible.PGGM said that the deal with Eurex, with its 140 affiliated counterparties, provided it with an alternative way of accessing liquidity. It added that the variation margin obligations for repos would be “many times lower” than for long-duration interest derivatives.The asset manager also pointed out that, because of the short duration of the repos, fluctuations in market values would be limited.Eurex’s partners not only comprise commercial banks, but also the European Central Bank (ECB), government-related credit banks and supranational organisations, including the European Investment Bank.According to Max Verheijen, director of financial markets at risk manager Cardano, central clearing was particularly beneficial to providers who carry out multiple large transactions.“Usually, central clearing is more expensive than a bilateral transaction with a bank,” he said. “In case of a low volume of repo trade, costs don’t outweigh the advantage of better access to cash.”Societe Generale Prime Services is to act as a clearing agent for PGGM.Eurex Clearing serves about 200 clients in 20 countries. It manages a collateral pool of €46bn, clearing monthly trades valued at €23trn.Note: This article was updated on 28 January 2019 to amend references to Eurex’s partners.last_img read more

Football stands to gain from professionalization

first_imgThe success of major football brands were backstopped by sound working documents that set the standards.In Ghana, the march towards total professionalism took another step last week as Club representatives undertook a five-day seminar on the Club Licensing Regulations.According to the document, every club must fulfill requirements for a license and these are divided into five categories (sporting, infrastructure, personnel and administrative, legal and financial), with each category being split into three grades A-C (mandatory and best-practice recommendation).The full implementation of the Regulations will mark a major shift in football management and it will bring some degree of urgency into the running of Clubs in the country, says Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.“It has five thematic areas. We started last year with the legal [aspect]. This year, we are going into HR and administration and sporting requirements, that’s infrastructure. It is very significant in professionalizing football in our country so we are bracing up for it,” Nyantakyi told www.ghanafa.org.The evolution of management is here to stay and comes at a financial cost which Clubs will have to bear in getting qualified personnel run their operations. Nyantakyi agrees that Clubs will need to engage the right hands to help turn around their fortunes. “We have to look for them [right personnel]. You need a License ‘A’ coach, most of us have coaches who are now undergoing training to acquire License ‘A’. You need a General Manager, most of the Clubs have. You need somebody on Security, Finance, Marketing and Media and Public Relations and so on. This are people are who readily available and we can easily fall on.“Definitely, the benefits are more than the cost. You may feel the pinch in the short run but in the long run, it offers you more benefits that will turn around the fortunes of your Club. And reap in more cash so that you can engage more qualified people to run your Club and the multiplying effects and the returns will be resounding in the future,” he said.By setting such high standards, the GFA President believes that Clubs will be better placed to enhance their operations and boost revenue.“Ofcourse. It will make the Clubs more professional, it will make the Clubs more efficient, the league will be more efficient, you attract more sponsorship, you train more quality players and there will be better facilities.“In the end everybody will be happier. Starting it is not going to be easy but in the end, it will be better for everyone.”last_img read more

Pelicans bringing back forward Cunningham

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Pelicans add free agent Tony AllenThe 6-foot-8 Cunningham spent the past three seasons in New Orleans, where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game last season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 30-year-old Cunningham has spent eight seasons in the NBA, beginning with Portland, which selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft out of Villanova.Cunningham could start for New Orleans at small forward in a lineup that would feature DeMarcus Cousins at center, Anthony Davis at power forward, Rajon Rondo at point guard and Jrue Holiday at shooting guard. LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody View comments How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Dante Cunningham. APA person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a one-year contract worth $2.3 million.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the agreement, which was first reported by Yahoo, has not been announced.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Man testifies in trial over NBA players assault It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more