10,000-guest wedding banned by New York authorities

Authorities have banned a wedding in New York state after learning it could have gathered more than 10,000 guests, in violation of measures to fight the coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday.

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office has informed authorities of the huge wedding scheduled for Monday in Williamsburg, in a part of the county where the coronavirus outbreak is not circulating.

“We were told it was going to take place. We investigated and found that may be true. There was a big wedding planned that would have violated the rules on gatherings, ”Andrew Cuomo explained at a press conference.

According to Elizabeth Garvey, an advisor to Mr. Cuomo, “more than 10,000 people are planning to attend” the ceremony.

“Listen, you can get married, but you can’t invite a thousand people to your wedding. You get the same results at the end of the day. And it’s cheaper too! ”Joked the governor.

According to local press, it was an Orthodox Jewish wedding, a community that recently protested in New York against localized restrictions put in place to fight a new wave of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus cases are on the rise again in New York and its suburbs, especially in neighborhoods where Orthodox Jews are plentiful, and some of them accuse authorities of stigma.

Andrew Cuomo last week ordered the shutdown of non-essential businesses until the end of the month and limited attendance at places of worship in those neighborhoods to 10 people. Schools have also closed.

The governor said on Saturday that the measures were already working.

New York was the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States in the spring with more than 23,800 dead in the city, before succeeding in controlling the situation at the cost of severe restrictions.

Cuomo also announced the reopening on October 23 of theaters in areas where virus positivity is less than 2%, with a maximum capacity of 25%, or 50 people per theater.


Andy Murray and his disappointment by level of play at ATP Cologne 2020

The shadow of doubt hangs over Andy Murray in every game he plays and what just a year ago seemed to be a medical and sporting miracle, after his title in Antwerp, this season is turning into an inexorable advance towards retirement. Much will have to change things in the Scottish game if he intends to compete in big events with certain guarantees. It must be very difficult for a competitor like him to accept the bad level of play that he has been developing in recent times. The victory against Zverev in Cincinnati seemed to be an oasis in the desert and the bad image given against Wawrinka in Paris and now against Fernando Verdasco in the ATP 250 Cologne 2020, they do nothing but plunge the former number 1 in the world into deep disquiet.

Very slow in his lateral movements, dazed with himself and his box, lacking in tactical order in his shots and, ultimately, lost on the track. This is how Dunblane’s one looked again before a rival of his “fifth” who did not forgive. “It was difficult to play this game the way I felt today. I had some opportunities, but I did not serve well again. In these types of courts you have to take advantage of the break options and I did not play them properly. He was better,” he said in words collected by news24 before analyzing your game in more detail.

“I need to go back to my usual style of play, I am moving away from it and I don’t know why. I have to improve my physical form, I may make more unforced errors because I don’t look good on the move and I change the way I play The improvement of this meeting with respect to the one in Paris is minimal; I felt better because the surface favors me something more, but at the level of the game it has been almost as bad, “he said in words collected by Ubitennis a Andy Murray You listed your short-term goals. “I need to train a lot and, above all, play matches. I am going to stay here this week doing demanding training sessions to be ready next week.” And it is that the British will participate in the second ATP 250 event that will be held in this same city from October 19 to 25. We will have to wait to see if the work pays off.


Serena: “At this point in my career I can’t be satisfied”

Many thought that Serena Williams I would not be present in Roland Garros 2020 after almost standing in the last US Open final, but they were wrong. Her goal of reaching her 24th Grand Slam title is above all else and that is why the American has been training in France for a few days with the same illusion of her entire life. This Saturday, in case something was missing, Saginaw’s turns 39 knowing that time is running out, that the difficulty is increasing, but she does not understand the impossible. These were her words during the Media Day of this day.

– Happy 39th birthday

“Usually I try to forget this day, I don’t usually celebrate my birthdays. Honestly, I never thought of continuing to play tennis at 39, although I don’t feel like a 39-year-old. I don’t know when the time will come to stop, right now I’m still having fun, when I feel like it’s over, it’s over. In the past I would surely have bet anything that I would not continue playing at this age, that’s why normally I never bet ”.

– Presence at Roland Garros

“I love being here, I feel like I’m very close to doing better, playing better. Honestly, what I need is to keep playing games and keep facing people. For me it is really important to do everything possible to create my personal bubble, in this new journey, for now it works. It is definitely better than staying home. You have to be excited for every moment that life gives you, you never know when it might be the last one ”.

– No previous tournaments on clay

“I haven’t had any set-ups before this tournament, which is quite rare. But this whole season has been very rare. After the US Open I flew to France and here I have been training every day at Patrick’s Academy (Mouratoglou), especially rehabilitating myself, trying to be prepared for this new challenge. That’s basically all I did, recovery and training. “

– Problems in the US Open with the Achilles heel

“Well, I’m here for the moment, that already tells you something. I wouldn’t be playing if I didn’t think I could do it 100%. It is true, I am not 100% physically, but I do not know of an athlete who has not gone through something like that, even if she feels perfect. I think this is something that all athletes have to deal with at some point ”.

– Flee from conformity

“I think reaching a Grand Slam semi-final is a great result, without a doubt. Is it cool for me? Absolutely not. This is how I see it and how I feel it. This is how I always felt, without more. I’m happy with the way I see things, there is nothing I can do beyond this. I’m in a position in my career where I can’t be satisfied, I can’t go out here and sit down and say I’m happy. I can’t because it’s not like that ”.

– New conditions in Paris

“I hate the cold. I am from Los Angeles and I live in Florida, for more than half of my life I have not known snow. The cold and I don’t get along, that’s my real Achilles heel (laughs). But I’m not dealing with it either, I honestly try to have a positive attitude about it. “


Pinangki, Andi Irfan, and Djoko Tjandra Allegedly Preparing US $ 10 Million for Attorney General and Supreme Court Officials Page all

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The suspect Attorney Pinangki Sirna Malasari, Djoko Tjandra, and Andi Irfan Jaya allegedly prepared money for a number of officials in attorney General’s Office and Supreme Court (MA).

The bribe of 10 million US dollars or around Rp. 148.5 billion was allegedly related to administering the fatwa for Djoko Tjandra at the Supreme Court.

“PSM, Andi Irfan Jaya, and Joko Soegiarto Tjandra also agreed to give 10 million US dollars to officials at the AGO and at the Supreme Court for the purposes of processing the MA fatwa request,” said Head of the AGO’s Legal Information Center, Hari Setiyono in a written statement, Thursday ( 17/9/2020).

Also read: AGO: Djoko Tjandra Promises Rp. 14.85 Billion in Rewards to Prosecutor Pinangki

The fatwa was an attempt by Djoko Tjandra not to be executed in the case of transfer of collection rights (assignment) Bank Bali so that he can return to Indonesia without serving a two-year sentence in that case.

According to the AGO, this case originated from a meeting between Pinangki, Andi Irfan, and Anita Kolopaking, with Djoko Tjandra, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2019.

Anita Kolopaking is a lawyer who accompanies Djoko Tjandra when submitting a request for reconsideration (PK) to the South Jakarta District Court, June 2020.

According to the AGO, during the meeting, Djoko Tjandra agreed to ask Pinangki and Anita’s help in arranging the fatwa.

Pinangki and Anita agreed to help. Djoko Tjandra promised a reward of 1 million US dollars or around Rp 14.85 billion to Pinangki.

Also read: Anita Kolopaking Allegedly Received 50,000 US Dollars from the Pinangki Prosecutor

Based on the AGO’s statement, Pinangki prepared a proposal action plan to help administer the fatwa. The proposal has been submitted to Djoko Tjandra through Andi.

However, Djoko Tjandra later canceled their cooperation.

That is because there is no plan in the proposal action plan Pinangki to take care of the fatwa that is implemented.

“So, Joko Soegiarto Tjandra in December 2019 canceled action plan by giving a handwritten note on the column of the Action Plan ‘NO‘, “he said.

In fact, Djoko Tjandra had already given 500,000 US dollars or 50 percent of the promised reward to Pinangki as a down payment.

Of the 500,000 US dollars received, Pinangki is said to have given 50,000 US dollars to Anita Kolopaking as an initial payment for legal advisory services.

Meanwhile, the remaining money is used by Pinangki to buy a BMW X-5, pay for beauticians in the United States, rent an apartment or hotel in New York, pay credit cards, and pay for the rent of two apartments in South Jakarta.

“As well as the rental payments for Essence Darmawangsa Apartments and Pakubowono Signature Apartments using US dollar cash,” said Hari.

Also read: Pinangki allegedly used money from Djoko Tjandra to buy a car, a beautician, and an apartment in New York

Overall, there are three suspects in the alleged corruption case related to the fatwa management at the Supreme Court, namely Pinangki, Djoko Tjandra, and Andi Irfan.

Meanwhile, Anita Kolopaking is a suspect in the fake passport case used in Djoko Tjandra’s escape. The case was handled by the Directorate of General Crimes at Bareskrim Polri.

Recently, the public prosecutor (JPU) transferred the Pinangki case file to the Corruption Court at the Central Jakarta District Court, Thursday (17/9/2020).

Pinangki was charged with multiple articles related to allegations of corruption and money laundering (TPPU).


Homeless camps: “unheard of” since World War II

The camps of homeless people are “unheard of” since the Second World War, lamented an organization, which hopes that governments will soon act.

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According to data compiled by the Popular Action Front in Urban Reorganization (FRAPRU), 98 families are still looking for a home in Montreal, more than two and a half months after July 1, a number 10 times higher than ‘at the same date last year.

At the same time, an increase in homelessness has been noted in several cities in the province with the creation of several camps, including the one along Notre-Dame Street in Montreal, but also in certain other cities such as Gatineau.

“The camps are unheard of since the Second World War”, launched Monday morning Véronique Laflamme, spokesperson for FRAPRU at a press conference.

The spokesperson clarified that she made a distinction between the current homeless camps and the case of Occupy Montreal, where dozens of homeless people found themselves camping alongside activists in Square-Victoria in the fall of 2011. “Occupy was a political action where the majority of people were not homeless,” she said.

Along with three other community organizations, FRAPRU appealed Monday to the provincial and federal governments to quickly find solutions to accommodate homeless families.

Organizations expect the Speech from the Throne, which sets out the government’s priorities and is expected to take place on September 23, to include the issue of social housing.

As the agreement between the governments of Quebec and Canada on housing has not yet been ratified, several million dollars are still sleeping in Ottawa’s coffers, which should not prevent the government of Quebec from investing the funds, indicated the FRAPRU.

“The solution involves the construction of a large site of 50,000 social housing units by 2025 and [le gouvernement] must speed up the delivery of the 13,000 already planned, ”said Ms. Laflamme as a proposal to help the current housing crisis.

Single people living on social assistance, who receive only $ 690 per month, are hard hit by the current crisis and are struggling to make ends meet, according to the collective for a Quebec without poverty.

“These people had the right to work to get an extra $ 200, which was mostly lost during the crisis. [Par exemple], they could not, at the start of the pandemic, return empty bottles or distribute newspapers, ”said spokesperson for the collective, Virginie Larivière.

Women victims of domestic violence are also hard hit by the health crisis in times of housing shortage, having to stay longer in a shelter or return with a violent spouse, said the spokesperson for the Regroupement des homes for women victims of domestic violence, Louise Lafortune.


Alex de Miñaur: “I have many things to work on”

The Australian tennis player Alex de Miñaur He appeared before the media at a press conference to show his sadness after the overwhelming defeat conceded in the quarterfinals of the 2020 US Open at the hands of Dominic Thiem, who managed to win in three forceful sets. The young Aussi player already has his mind set on clay and repeating a similar result at Roland Garros.

-Disappointment for the overwhelming defeat conceded at the hands of Dominic Thiem:

“After seeing what happened today, I cannot get many positive things. Right now I am disappointed by the way my time at the US Open ended. I would have loved to fight more. Thiem played at a very high level of tennis and I I couldn’t find mine. I still have many, many things to work on to be able to compete against these types of rivals in these types of tournaments. They have that advantage by being more experienced in playing these types of rounds. “

-Few options to the rest:

“As I have said before, Thiem has played very solid and has hardly given me opportunities to get into the game. Maybe I had a chance in the third set when I was 15-30 with 4-3 in my favor on the scoreboard. If I had been able to break serve there and go 5-3, maybe the game would have been different, but to be honest, I doubt it. I’ve hardly had a chance and Thiem has been far superior to me. “

-Quality difference between him and Thiem:

“I knew I didn’t have an easy game. Between the two of us there is a difference of six years. Not only in experience, but also in physical work, fitness, mental, … Thiem has improved a lot in recent months and it is very difficult to be able to compete against that. I am not satisfied at all with the level shown today, but I have to turn the page as soon as possible. I am satisfied to come here to New York and make the quarterfinals. I will fight to keep improving and do great things in tennis. I still have a lot of room for improvement. “

-Roland Garros already on the horizon:

“It will probably be the transition from hard court to clay that I will have to make. I am not used to playing a tournament on one surface and quickly playing on another. I will probably fly to Rome tomorrow and start preparing for that tournament. It is a very quick transition. I guess it’s a good thing, because that meant I did a good job here in New York. “

-What to do after a defeat as painful as today?

“I don’t know what I’ll do when I get to my room. Probably, now it’s not worth talking about the game, and even less after what happened today. I think it has become quite clear that I have to work to keep improving. This is just one more step. from a long journey of learning. I will learn from this as I have from all the defeats I have suffered as a professional tennis player. I wish I could flip a switch and start winning Grand Slams, but it is complicated. I will keep working to advance and improve with the step of tournaments, “he concluded.


UPDATE: Increasing 3,444, Now There are 194,109 Covid-19 Cases in Indonesia

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Handling Task Force Covid-19 again provides the latest information on the number of cases and patient data related to the transmission of the corona virus in Indonesia.

The Covid-19 Task Force stated that the transmission of the virus with the scientific name SARS-CoV-2 is still happening, so the number of Covid-19 cases continues to grow.

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Data on Sunday (6/9/2020) until 12.00 WIB shows that there were 3,444 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

The addition has caused Covid-19 cases in the country to reach 194,109 people, starting from the announcement of the first patient on March 2, 2020.

A total of 3,444 new cases of Covid-19 were discovered after the government examined 27,979 specimens a day.

At that time, 13,225 people were sampled to undergo specimen examination.

To date, the government has examined 2,433,752 specimens from 1,401,513 people sampled. This means that one person can undergo specimen examination more than once.

Also read: Task Force: Undisciplined Society Implements Health Protocols

In the same data, it is known that there are an additional 2,174 recovered Covid-19 patients.

They were declared cured after the examination with the method polymerase chain reaction (PCR) shows negative results for the corona virus.

Thus, the total number of patients who were declared cured and no longer infected with the corona virus has now reached 138,575 people.

Also read: UPDATE: RSD Wisma Atlet Kemayoran Treats 1,619 Covid-19 Patients

However, government data also shows sad news with the increasing number of Covid-19 patients who have died.

In the period 5-6 September 2020, it is known that there were an additional 85 Covid-19 patients who died.

As of now, the death toll from Covid-19 has now reached 8,025 people.

Apart from data on patients who were confirmed positive, the government also revealed that currently 89,701 people were suspected.

Covid-19 cases have now been recorded in all provinces or 34 provinces in Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua.

In particular, there have been 489 districts / cities out of 34 provinces that have been affected by the transmission of the corona virus.


Alexander Zverev clarifies what happened in his match against Mannarino

Alexander Zverev He was, unwittingly, one of the protagonists of Friday’s session at Flushing Meadows. Collateral victim of the repercussions of the ‘Pair case’, the German had to wait almost three hours to start his match against Adrian Mannarino, who explained that New York State tried to keep it isolated In his bedroom. The Frenchman struggled to simply play a game that he ended up losing, which was Sascha’s ticket to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows. This means matching his best historical performance in New York (2019), the minimum required for a racket of his caliber.

However, there was very little tennis and a lot of politics in the Press conference postgame. The German sat down to speak openly about what happened before the duel, and that includes some images that the Arthur Ashe cameras captured. Sascha was shown lying in his suite, shirtless, waiting comfortably and without any competitive tension for what happened behind the scenes. Is it the ideal preparation for a Grand Slam duel?

“Of course I was relaxed. What I do on the court does not depend too much on what I do before the game. I was relaxed watching the other game. What else am I supposed to do? I was in my suite and I didn’t realize the camera was focusing so much on me, I only realized after I showed up shirtless on TV. “. The German alludes to completely understandable reasons: the dispute of the match against Mannarino was not in his hand at any time, which took some pressure off him.

“I mean, whether it was played or not it was not in our hands. It was not a decision of the tournament or the players. This was to be decided by politics, by things bigger than ourselves. We were just waiting and we were told that 5PM would be the deadline to hit the court in case we played. The chances of playing were quite small, for a moment I thought that we would not play. “

In addition, Zverev touched on the role he himself played in this entire process, offering to cooperate with Mannarino and giving him the opportunity to wait until the end instead of playing at the stipulated time. “After all, I faced the situation thinking about What if I was in his place I would have liked my opponent or my teammates to have had some empathy. It wasn’t his fault, nor was it the Us Open’s fault. There was politics involved, that was the situation.

In the end, I could have said that I wanted to play at the stipulated time and if my opponent doesn’t show up on the court, too bad. But from my point of view, waiting was the right decision. So I also waited. I had to give him a chance to play. This was the situation we found ourselves in, and luckily we were able to play. I think it was for the best, both for him and for me. “


Germany: investigators, children died of asphyxiation – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – BERLIN, 04 SEPT – Five children found lifeless yesterday in Solingen, Germany, would have died of asphyxiation, but it is also not excluded that the death was caused by the administration of drugs. The investigators said at a press conference, confirming that the woman, who yesterday threw herself on the subway tracks in Duesseldorf, is still unconscious. The 27-year-old mother is the only suspect in the murder of the five children, and against her there is an arrest warrant. (HANDLE).