TRAIN JUMPS RAILWAY TRACKS IN BANDUNG
Bandung: The Argo Parahyangan executive train traveling from Jakarta jumped the railway track as it entered Bandung station on Wednesday.
"The train had almost stopped when the incident occured at 8:39 a.m. local time," said Joni Martinus, the public relations division manager of IIRegional Operation (Daop) Bandung at state-owned railway operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI).
Departing from Jakarta at 5:05 a.m., the train carried 475 passangers in 10 cars. When the train was about to enter Line 6 where the passagers were to disembrak, the first three passanger cars suddenly jumped the railway tracks.
"The cars jumped the railway tracks at an angle," said Joni, adding that there were no fatalities.
KAI Daop II Bandung apologized to all passengers who had to walk across the railway tracks to enter the station.
Joni said the incident did not cause any train delays as KAI had prepared three back-up trains. "All train arrivals from both east and west were on schedule."
He said the station's workers strove to return the cars onto the railway tracks immediately after the incident occured. The worker used a crane and hydraulic pumps. Each boxcar weighs 18 to 20 tons when empty.
Joni said KAI was still investigating the cause of the incident. — JP
(Taken from Jakarta Post, Thursday, January 25, 2018, p. 4)
1. The headline leaves out this newsworthy fact about the incident.
a. The time of incident
b. The cause of the incident
c. The type of the train
d. The place of the incident
2. Despite the incident, no train delays ....
b. was made
c. were reported
d. had happened
e. did not happen
3. We know from the news report that Joni associated train accidents with ....
b. material loss
d. track safety
4. What is the newspaper's position toward the incident?
a. It praises KAI Daop II for KAI's immediate action to secure the executive cars.
b. It praises KAI Daop II for apologizing to the passangers for the incident.
c. It objectively reports the details of the incident.
d. It blames the government for the incident.
5. Which of the newsworthy fact in the headline is most elaborated?
a. The railway station
b. The train.
c. The railway tracks
d. The town.
Family say they've been put at risk after flu discharge
By Daniella White
3 May 2018 — 6:54am
A Canberra family says it was put at risk when its elderly grandmother was discharged from hospital hours after testing positive for influenza A.
Rose Voelker, 84, was discharged from Calvary Hospital this week and is now back living with her son and granddaughter in Macgregor.
Son Peter Voelker said he and his family had been forced to take onerous safety precautions to keep them from getting sick, buying facemasks and protective outerwear.
Their young daughter Ellie is particularly at risk because she suffers from epilepsy and has a history of pneumonia.
Mr Voelker has called on greater precautions to isolate people with the sickness and prevent them from being in contact with vulnerable people and spreading the disease within the community. He said he was surprised when Mrs Voelker had been sent home just hours after tests came back positive for influenza A.
Mr Voelker said her regular carers had been surprised and concerned she had been sent home and he had to buy protective clothing so they could care for her. "When I went to the hospital we had to cover up with protective gear because they said they were waiting on results to see if it was the flu," he said.
"Later that evening they called us up and they said she's been cleared to go home - I assumed it meant she didn't have the flu.
"Our little daughter who has epilepsy - she picks up anything just like that. She's had pneumonia too so we are very concerned.
"They shouldn't put us at risk when they can have her in there and treat her properly at the same time.
"When I asked why they just said it's better for her to be at home rather than the hospital."
He said he wanted to encourage everyone to protect themselves from the flu - through flu shots - to keep the most vulnerable protected.
He said if someone has tested positive to the flu they should buy gowns and protective gear to stop the spread of the virus.
"Hopefully [the hospital] will take her back," Mr Voelker said.
Hospitals and health networks across the country are preparing for winter after a horror flu season last year.
It was the worst season in five years in the ACT with the government blaming it for constant overcrowding at Canberra Hospital.
ACT Health and Calvary were contacted for information about correct clinical guidelines for the discharge and treatment of flu patients.
Calvary would not provide any details, while ACT Health could not respond by deadline.
Visited Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 22.48.
6. Who is likely to be the target readers of the news report?
a. People in general.
b. Medical scientists
c. Pharmaceutical industry
d. Health insurance companies
e. Medical business people.
7. Which of the following has the least news worthiness?
a. The risk on the family.
b. The source person.
c. The onerous safety precautions to protect the family
d. The timing of the discharge
8. What is likely to be the writer's attitude towards the issue?
a. Disappointed with the discharge.
b. Angry with the hospital's slow response.
c. Supports the hospital's policy.
d. Concerned with the discharge.
9. Reading the news, we eventually know that ....
a. the Voelkers could not take care of Mrs Voelker
b. the Voelkers got angry with the hospital
c. Mr. Voelker is most concerned with the risk on the daughter's health
d. Mr. Voelker was afraid of getting contaminated by the disease
10. Which of the statements is true as far as the news is concerned?
a. The hospital wouldn't have discharged Mrs Voelker for tesing positive for influenza.
b. Canbera hospital would have treated Mrs Voelker for being positive with influenza.
c. Mr. Voulker could be concerned by his mother's discharge from the hospital for testing Influenza
d. Mrs Voelker shouldn't have been discharged from the hospital after testing positive for Influenza
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