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Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll tops 200 as government warns of asymptomatic transmission

first_imgTopics : “We now believe the increasing number of cases come from sources [of infection] that are difficult to detect. We have noted that some sources are people who do not show symptoms,” Yurianto said on Monday.He said asymptomatic carriers spread the virus through droplets when they talked, sneezed or coughed, but that they themselves did not notice they had contracted the disease.“The real picture of the data we have collected shows that there are still sources of infection out there with asymptomatic carriers among the public,” he noted, adding that “There are also those prone to being infected because they don’t wear face masks or wash their hands.”With the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak not showing any signs of slowing, the government declared last week a nationwide public health emergency and implemented large-scale social restrictions aimed at curbing transmission of the virus. Indonesia’s death toll from the novel coronavirus disease topped 200 on Monday, with the government voicing particular concern about transmission from asymptomatic carriers as the number of positive cases continue to rise.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said 218 new cases had been confirmed on Monday, bringing the country’s tally to 2,491 following the testing of 11,242 samples nationwide.As many as 209 people have died of the contagious disease while 192 have recovered so far.center_img Among the measures, the government has ordered people to stay at home and not to go to schools, offices, places of worship or public places.Some regions, such as Bandung in West Java, Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and Tegal in Central Java, are temporarily closing major roads and introducing curfews as rising number of cases begin to be recorded in provinces outside Java.Jakarta, the national epicenter of the outbreak, recorded on Monday 101 new cases, taking the number of confirmed cases in the city to 1,232 — more than half of the country’s overall tally.West Java, the second-hardest hit region among the country’s 32 virus-hit provinces, has reported 263 confirmed cases as of Monday, followed by East Java with 189 cases, Banten with 187 cases and Central Java with 132 cases.With many health workers also being infected, the government is working to ramp up production of personal protective equipment amid an increasing shortage.Yurianto has also called on members of the public to wear face masks when outside their homes, explaining that cloth masks would suffice to prevent transmission.”Surgical masks and N95 masks are only for health workers. We can just use masks we make on our own, no less than four hours every day, and we have to wash them with soap,” he said.last_img read more

Italy industrial output tumbles nearly 30% in March

first_imgItaly’s industrial production tumbled nearly 30 percent in March as the country shuttered many businesses to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the nation’s statistics agency said Monday.Production fell by 28.4 percent compared to February using seasonally adjusted figures and by 29.3 percent compared to March 2019 adjusting for the different number of working days, Istat said.Italy, home to the eurozone’s third-largest economy, has been hard-hit with almost 30,000 deaths due to the virus, with the economy shrinking 4.7 percent in the first quarter compared to a eurozone average of 3.8 percent.Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit by the pandemic, with the March industrial production figures impacted by a nationwide lockdown imposed from March 10 and all non-essential production being shut down since March 22, essentially paralysing the economy.Topics :last_img read more

Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey exposes Arsenal team-mates with lung-busting run before crucial Rennes goal

first_imgGuendouzi was partly to blame for Rennes’ third goal (Picture: Getty)However, Nacho Monreal lost the ball from a throw-in deep into the Rennes half and the French side quickly counter-attacked on the Gunners.Rennes had a five-on-five counter in the 89th minute but Monreal was nowhere to be seen as the 33-year-old Spaniard struggled to get back into position.Matteo Guendouzi had been brought on before Ramsey but the Frenchman failed to sniff danger at Monreal’s back post and casually jogged back as Rennes pushed the ball out wide.Just look at the difference between Ramsey and Guendouzi running back for that third goal. #RENARS #AFC pic.twitter.com/A4SaiFn9tu— Gunners.com (@Gunnersc0m) March 7, 2019However, Ramsey saw the move developing a busted a gut to burst past Guendouzi and challenge the cross that was whipped in.Unfortunately for Ramsey, his efforts were not rewarded as Ismaïla Sarr headed in a crucial third goal.Nevertheless, the Juventus-bound midfielder showed the guts and determination that’s so often lacking in this Arsenal side…Guendouzi was well ahead of Ramsey when Rennes brokeGuendouzi casually jogged back but Ramsey sniffed the danger….Ramsey busted a gut to fill in at the back post….Ramsey almost caught up with Sarr but the winger headed in to make it 3-1…MORE: Unai Emery ‘confident’ of overturning 3-1 Europa League defeat to Rennes Comment Advertisement Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey exposes Arsenal team-mates with lung-busting run before crucial Rennes goal Advertisement Aaron Ramsey shows no signs of letting up despite agreeing to join Juventus (Picture: Getty)He may be heading for Turin this summer but Aaron Ramsey showed his focus is still very much on Arsenal during the side’s defeat to Rennes.The Gunners took an early lead in France through Alex Iwobi but collapsed after a red card was issued to Sokratis on the half-hour mark for two bookable offences.Rennes grabbed an immediate equaliser and were ahead after the break when Nahco Monreal put past Petr Cech when a cross deflected off him.Unai Emery started Ramsey on the bench but made the peculiar decision to take off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in order to put the Welshman up front.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith the Gunners down to 10 men and trailing 2-1, they were expected to settle for the one-goal deficit and take Rennes back to the Emirates next Thursday, where they’d be overwhelming favourites. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Mar 2019 9:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link940Shareslast_img read more

Pension funds for East Riding, Surrey and Cumbria in £9bn pooling talks

first_imgThe local authority pension funds for East Riding, Surrey and Cumbria are in talks to launch an investment partnership, pooling £9bn (€12.3bn) in assets.The three English local authority funds said the multi-asset pool could grow to as much as £20bn, as talks continue with other local government pension schemes (LGPS) ahead of a government consultation on pooling expected for later this month.The proposal follows on from eight funds in the South West of England exploring the creation of a £19bn asset pool, the launch of a collective investment vehicle backed by most of London’s local authorities, and the eight Welsh local authority funds agreeing to jointly procure a passive equity manager.Mel Worth, chairman of the £2bn Cumbria County Pension Fund, said the scheme was keen to “marshal [its] future by seeking like-minded partners to pool with” in the wake of chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s announcement in July that he wanted to see pooled vehicles to cut costs “significantly”. “The speed,” Worth said, “in which we have managed to move towards developing a solution to pool assets speaks volumes about the similarities of the funds but more crucially about the desire of those involved to collaborate and make this a success.”Denise Le Gal, chair of the £3.2bn Surrey County Pension Fund, highlighted the opportunities to reduce costs through the pooling exercise and noted that it would help boost exposure to domestic infrastructure.Osborne pledged in October to focus on infrastructure when he said pooling would allow billions to be invested in regional projects.At the time, the UK Treasury said that if the LGPS asset pools were to “follow international norms”, their infrastructure exposure would need to increase – potentially by building in-house capacity.East Riding Pension Fund, the largest of the schemes publicly linked to the venture, with £3.6bn in assets, already employs in-house management staff.John Holtby, the fund’s chairman, said its in-house capacity meant it was committed to “sharing expertise, reducing costs and delivering expected returns”.For the 2013-14 financial year, East Riding managed 75% of assets internally.The £2.4bn was largely invested in equities, accounting for nearly 60% of internal assets.The team also oversaw fixed income worth £420m, UK property holdings worth £206m and a £376m alternatives portfolio, comprising distressed debt fund holdings, infrastructure and private equity.Its total management costs stood at £1.6m, or 0.06%, compared with £1.9m, or 0.23%, paid to sole external manager Schroder Investment Management.Schroders was responsible for running half of East Riding’s corporate bond portfolio, 40% of the European equity portfolio and North American, Japanese and emerging market equities.East Riding’s in-house experience leaves open the possibility of its managing assets on behalf of other members of its asset pool.Scotland’s Lothian Pension Fund already advises fellow local authority fund Falkirk on a £30m infrastructure portfolio.It has now confirmed it would like its in-house team to compete for private sector mandates once it has been authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.last_img read more

IPE Conference: Al Gore stirs investors to say yes to solving climate crisis

first_imgMust we change?Can we change?Will we change?Many scientists believed the climate crisis had become an existential crisis for humanity, he said. It was also the number one threat to the global economy. The investment community can play the key role in ensuring the world can change in time to avoid a full-blown crisis as a result of climate change, former vice president Al Gore told a packed auditorium at the IPE annual conference in Prague yesterday. “Ultimately it boils down to a choice between what’s right and wrong, and when enough people see it clearly then the final no gives way to a yes.”Al GoreIt can do so “in ways that are completely and totally consistent with taking the full value spectrum into account in safeguarding the assets that you’re managing, to offset the liabilities and fulfil your fiduciary responsibilities”, he added.The environmental activist and chair of Generation Investment Management made his argument with myriad figures and examples, urging investors to answer ‘yes’ what he said were “the only three questions remaining to be addressed about the climate crisis”. Al Gore addresses the IPE Conference in Praguecenter_img Al GoreAt Generation Investment Management, the view was that the world was facing a global sustainability revolution with the magnitude of the agricultural and industrial revolution, but the speed of the digital revolution.It was the single largest investment opportunity in history, and was emanating from developing and developed countries alike, he added.There were signs that “maybe we are at a point of reckoning” with respect to cutting fossil fuel subsidies and the cost of green energy technology was falling significantly.Gore warned investors against the dangers of being too narrowly focused on one part of the value chain, thereby failing to appreciate the risks of some of their economic decisions and missing out on some of the opportunities that were rapidly emerging from the unprecedented changes that were underway.He said investors needed to “look beyond the comfortable and familiar financial metrics” to take into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.Gore turned to poetry to drive home his concluding remarks. He said some people still believed there was not the political will to solve the climate crisis, and then quoted from the work of the late Wallace Stevens, an American businessman and poet:  “After the final no there comes a yesAnd on that yes the future world depends.”Every great movement that has transformed human civilisation, said Gore, had first met with a series of ‘nos’.“But ultimately it boils down to a choice between what’s right and wrong, and when enough people see it clearly then the final no gives way to a yes,” he said. Gore’s presentation was received with a standing ovation by many delegates.last_img read more

Football’s sponsors worry that they are paying for nothing

first_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks Done8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks One market expert, who did not wish to be named, said that the risks of deserting can outweigh the financial costs, especially for companies “who are doing well” in sectors that are seen to be less affected, such as technology or the food industry. – ‘White knight’ – “You can go to them and say: ‘You can play the white knight by investing in sport in these difficult times’,” the market expert said. The value of being seen to remain loyal is reflected in the attitude of the Iberdrola Group, the main sponsor of the Spanish women’s first division. Loading… Read Also: Ronaldo has had advantages in the quarantine – Lazio chief “It is now, in this dramatic situation, that the support of sponsors is needed more than ever. You don’t pull out at times like these,” a spokesman for the Spanish electricity supply group told AFP. Even so, players in the sector estimate a 60 to 70 percent drop in investment and the prospect of several lean years. “There is of course a risk that some companies that wanted to invest will no longer do so, but will do so later,” said Bruno Bianzina, director of the Sport Market agency, a French company. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 French hotel group Accor, PSG’s main sponsor, left open the question of whether it would pay the full amount provided for in its contract (about 50 million euros, $54.7 million, a year), before saying two days later that it had honoured its commitments. “When you’re a sponsor, you want visibility,” Accor CEO Sebastien Bazin told French radio. “But at the same time, it’s in bad times that you recognise your friends and those who are there for you.” Sponsors can say overnight “we’re stopping everything because we’re in an emergency situation where we have to eliminate all the superfluous expenditure”, sports economist Jean-Pascal Gayant told AFP. “In the event of a crisis, the first budget item they cut is often the communications.” With stadiums dark, match shirts folded in closets and most players confined at home, football’s sponsors have lost all visibility and are growing restless.European clubs are struggling to offer their ‘partners’ a return on their investments as sport grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.Barcelona make 354.6m euros from sponsorship, according to Deloitte, more than any other club “We’re trying to do activities with our players for our sponsors, who are even more demanding since the lockdown. But it’s very complicated because of the health crisis,” one club marketing manager told AFP. The stars, the surest way for sponsors to attract an audience, are at home, many back in their native countries. Worse, there are no games for them to play. Matches on TV display the brands on the team jerseys or around the pitch to millions of viewers. At West Ham, one of the sponsors, high-risk finance company Basset & Gold, which the club stresses is not connected with owner David Gold, has just gone bankrupt, blaming the coronavirus crisis. Many sponsors are in sectors hit especially hard, such as airlines and hotel and restaurant chains. Some sponsors are beginning to cancel payments. – ‘Everything has to be suspended’ – Bordeaux’s main sponsor Bistro Regent has cancelled its April payment“It’s quite obvious that having no more events, everything has to be suspended, it seems so logical to me. It’s a case of force majeure,” Marc Vanhove, the boss of the Bistro Regent restaurant chain, which sponsors the Bordeaux shirt, told AFP.The Bordeaux-based chain suspended its contract, which runs until 2023, he said, “until we have the dates for the resumption”. With matches cancelled and some broadcasters, notably in France, beginning to withhold payments, club finances are already strained. “Sponsorship is particularly important for Europe’s biggest clubs,” said Deloitte, the accountancy and services firm, in the 2020 edition of its ‘Football Money League’ which ranks clubs by income. It said the primary source of revenue for its top five clubs (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and PSG) is commercial and averages 49 percent of total revenue — although that number is inflated by PSG, which reports 57 percent of revenue from sponsorship. West Ham will have to remove the name of bankrupt sponsor Basset & Gold from their sleevesLower down the Deloitte table, the proportions change.For the clubs placed 16 to 20 (Roma, Lyon, West Ham, Everton and Napoli), 65 percent of revenue comes from broadcasting.last_img read more

William Alfred Doles, 95

first_imgWilliam Alfred Doles, 95, of Greensburg, went to meet our Lord and Savior on March 24, 2019.  Al was born on September 3, 1923 in a farm house in Decatur County.  He was the son of Robert A. and Cora Mae Metz Doles.Al attended Middle Branch School and was a 1940 graduate of Greensburg High School.  He was a WWII Army Veteran.  On New Year’s Eve, 1949, he married Mary Cradick, and they celebrated 69 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve, 2018.Al was a lifetime farmer.  He was a former elder and a Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church. He was currently a member of the Sandcreek Baptist Church, the church he attended as a child with his grandfather. He was a member of the Gideons International,  he was a former president of the Decatur County Council, and he had served on the board of directors for Premier Ag. His hobbies were woodworking and collecting arrowheads from the farm.Survivors include: Loving wife, Mary Doles; Children: William (Shirley) Doles, Diane (Charles) Beggs, and Steve (Joy) Doles. Grandchildren: Jeff (Cari) Beggs, David Beggs, Katie (Mike) McNealy, Tony (Simone) Doles, Stepheni Doles, Jaquan Doles, Travon Doles and BayLynn Doles; and ten great-grand children. He is also survived by his brother, David (Rita) Doles.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert “Junior” Doles and Donald “Gene” Doles, and by one granddaughter, Andria Joy Doles.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 11 o’clock to 1 o’clock. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Harold Carter will be officiating.  Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Gideon’s International or to Sandcreek Baptist Church.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.His family is grateful that God, in His wisdom and grace, provided Al to us as our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.last_img read more

John Wall fed up with officials after his fifth technical foul: ‘I have no respect for them’

first_img NBA trade rumors: Kings targeting Wizards SF Otto Porter Jr. “I have nothing to say to them,” Wall told reporters. “I have nothing to say to them. I have no respect for them. Simple as that.”I get the same excuse every time. Just because I’m stronger than everybody I don’t get those calls. I have no respect for them. They do their job, I do my job. I have nothing to say about them, or nothing nice to say towards them.” Related News Wall began to notice the officials weren’t calling fouls in his favor, which led to him initiating contact with 76ers guard T.J. McConnell. Wall looking for fouls, TJ looking for smoke 👀 pic.twitter.com/Cx6485oRUP— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 1, 2018When asked if it was out of frustration, Wall said he was only trying to draw a foul.”I only got one foul called against me the whole game and that was when I got that one right there and the one in the second half when I shot two free throws,” he added. “Other than that, I didn’t get a call so I just wanted to see if they (the officials) were going to call it or not.” Dwight Howard injury update: Wizards C undergoes back surgerycenter_img Wall finished with just 11 points, seven assists and three rebounds in the Wizards’ second consecutive loss. Wizards point guard John Wall was anything but pleased with Friday’s officiating crew. He unloaded on the refs in his postgame interview after picking up a technical foul in Washington’s 123-98 loss to Philadelphia. last_img read more

Spanish GP secures 2020 F1 calendar slot

first_imgThe Spanish Grand Prix will remain on the Formula 1 calendar at Barcelona next season after striking a fresh deal for 2020.Spain’s only F1 race was under serious threat but the Barcelona circuit has signed what appears to be a new one-year agreement to host the event again.The circuit has announced it will implement a “strategic plan with the will to create a larger project for the facilities” and secure the “feasibility” of the event.Its statement added: “The plan will serve as a framework to define the role that F1 shall have on a longer-term [basis].”According to F1, more than half a million spectators have attended the race over the last three years and reported data from the circuit that this year’s grand prix generated €163m for the region.F1 CEO Chase Carey said the parties would seek to agree a longer-term deal in the coming months and thanked Catalan president Quim Torra for “vital support” during the negotiations. “The decision to continue to stage a round of the pinnacle of motorsport in Spain, a country with a great motor racing tradition, dating back to the start of the last century, is part of our strategy of maintaining Formula 1’s European roots, while also currently expanding the championship into new territories,” said Carey.“The promoter’s willingness to be part of Formula 1 going into 2020 is proof of the sport’s ability to act as a catalyst for regions to hold world class events and also to have a positive impact on the area’s economy.“In the coming months, we will continue our discussions to see if we can further extend this advantageous relationship.”The new contract means Italy and Germany are the only remaining races at risk for 2020.Five races on the current 21-race calendar had deals that expired after this season: Spain, Germany, Britain, Italy and Mexico. With the revived Dutch GP and a new race in Vietnam being added next year, and teams only agreeing to a 22-race schedule, F1 was prepared to lose one of the existing races.Silverstone agreed a new multi-year deal for the British GP and Mexico’s future without state funding has also been secured.Monza bosses have been confident of a fresh Italian GP contract and have consistently called for government support to get that over the line to ensure it remains the only circuit to be part of every F1 season since 1950.Circuit chiefs are keen to secure the race up to its centenary year in 2022 as well as get the funding required to overhaul the circuit, with plans including removing one of Monza’s chicanes.The German GP, the fourth most-held race in F1 history, appears most at risk of dropping off the calendar. Mercedes funded this year’s race on a one-off deal but said it was not willing to continue with that arrangement longer-term.The German GP has been held 64 times since 51, with only the British, Italian and Monaco GPs appearing on the calendar more often.last_img read more

Clemson WR Amari Rodgers suffers torn ACL, report says

first_imgAmari Rodgers’ season could be over before it even began.According to TigerIllustrated.com, the Clemson wide receiver has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and is scheduled to have surgery. The report noted Rodgers had to be “carried off the field” after he was injured Monday at practice and an MRI exam later confirmed the extent of the injury.Rodgers seemingly confirmed the setback Tuesday on Twitter, saying he will “be back better than ever” once he’s fully healthy.God gives his toughest soldiers the toughest tasks.. I’ll be back better than ever, believe that💯🙏🏾 https://t.co/eKexryUXn2— Amari Rodgers3️⃣ (@arodgers_3) March 26, 2019Rodgers, a rising junior, ranked second on the team with 55 receptions for 575 yards and four touchdowns for the national champion Tigers in 2018.last_img read more