COVID-19: East Nusa Tenggara suspends schools and exams for two weeks

first_imgThere were 38 people under general monitoring for COVID-19 in Tiller Maumere Hospital as of Thursday. Three people have recovered, Marius said.”There is also an English national among the monitored patients. He was on a holiday on Flores but was said to have needed an appendectomy. However, we have sent his blood to be tested in Jakarta,” he said.While suspending schools, the East Nusa Tenggara administration still allows business activities to take place with an appeal to people to avoid crowds and practice social distancing.“We will monitor business activities. We warn that as stocks of thermometer guns and hand sanitizers are limited, no sellers were allowed to sell [them] at high prices,” he said. (aly)Topics : “We won’t hold the national examinations. All high schools and vocational schools should adhere to the education and culture minister’s instruction to suspend the exams,” he said.Marius said the school closings meant that students should study at home with parent supervision.Contacted separately, Manggarai Regent Deno Kamelus said on Thursday that he had received the governor’s instruction and was ready to implement the measure.Read also: Hundreds attend ordination Mass in East Nusa Tenggara despite COVID-19 warnings East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat has instructed 23 regencies in his province to close schools for 14 days starting Friday in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.“All schools from early childhood education centers to universities will be closed from March 20 to April 4,” the NTT administration spokesperson Marius Jelamu told The Jakarta Post by phone Friday.He added that the national examinations for high school and vocational schools that were scheduled to take place on March 30 would also be postponed.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff on the Pennsylvania Capitol Complex in Dauphin County and throughout all of York County to honor fallen firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthony.“This horrible accident is a tragic reminder of the sacrifices made every day by our first responders. Frances and I have these firefighters, their families, the fire department, and the City of York in our thoughts,” said Governor Wolf.Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zachary Anthony, 29, both members of the York City Fire Department, died on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from injuries sustained in the line-of-duty.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Friday, March 23, 2018, until their interments. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.The United States flag shall remain at full staff during this tribute. March 23, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Firefighters Ivan Flanscha and Zachary Anthonylast_img read more

Damen: African Dredging Seminar in Cape Town

first_imgImage source: DamenDamen Shipyards Group will hold its first African Dredging Seminar on 23rd November at Damen Shipyards Cape Town.The seminar will be attended by personnel from Damen and its suppliers as well as representative of the South African Government and TNPA. The seminar is open to all with an interest in the dredging industry, the company said.During the event, a number of presentations will consider the importance of dredging in Africa, looking at a number of past, present and future projects covering both maintenance and capital dredging. There will also be a demonstration of a Damen submersible DOP/dredging Pump 150.Damen colleagues will deliver presentations covering the equipment provided by Damen Dredging Equipment (DDE) and the Damen Dredging Product Group, the financing arrangements available from Damen Finance and the after-sales care provided by Damen Services.Benny Bhali, head of sales at Damen Shipyards Cape Town, said: “We are very excited and looking forward to this event. Dredging has enormous potential to open up additional trading opportunities in Africa. This will be a great chance for stakeholders to discuss the opportunities with a range of experts. I would encourage anyone with an interest in the sector to attend this event.”Damen has delivered a number of products from the DDE range in Africa. Included in this are a number of the renowned DOP submersible dredging pumps.[mappress mapid=”24505″]last_img read more

At What Age Can Kids Safely Cross the Street?

first_imgHealthDay News 21 April 2017Family First Comment: Recently the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an excerpt, in their AAP Daily Briefing, from a study in the April Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study reported that children under the age of 14 are not cognitively capable of crossing a busy street “because children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to consistently get across safely.” This same AAP, however, also frequently promotes the claim that children this age or younger are cognitively capable of deciding that they are the wrong sex. Moreover, the AAP also deems children cognitively competent to consent to puberty blockers, toxic sex hormones and mutilating sex reassignment surgery. And abortions without parental notification!Ironic.Crossing a busy street requires calculations too complex for kids younger than 14, a new study finds.In simulated experiments, University of Iowa researchers found children lack the perceptual judgment and physical skills needed to consistently get across safely.“Some people think younger children may be able to perform like adults when crossing the street,” said study corresponding author Jodie Plumert, a professor of psychological and brain sciences.“Our study shows that’s not necessarily the case on busy roads where traffic doesn’t stop,” Plumert said in a university news release.In 2014, there were 8,000 injuries and 207 deaths involving motor vehicles and pedestrians aged 14 and younger in the United States, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis.For this new study, researchers used a realistic simulated setting to assess the ability of children ages 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 years to cross one lane of a busy road.The younger children consistently had difficulty crossing the street safely, with accident rates as high as 8 percent among 6-year-olds. Even 10-year-olds were struck 5 percent of the time, and 12-year-olds, 2 percent of the time, the findings showed.Only the 14-year-olds consistently crossed the street safely, according to the study authors.READ MORE: https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/child-safety-news-587/at-what-age-can-kids-safely-cross-the-street-721785.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

MerryMart mulls P1.6-B IPO

first_imgMerryMart aims to maintain its growthmomentum to reach 600 branches by 2025 and 1,200 branches by 2030. MerryMart has set its 12-12-12 Vision2030 with the goal of rolling out a total of 1,200 MerryMart branchesnationwide. It aims to reach P120 billion in systemwide sales revenue. MerryMart is a wholly-owned subsidiaryof Injap Investments, Inc. – the same group that founded Mang InasalPhilippines, Inc. and currently holds key shareholdings in DoubleDragonProperties Corp. in partnership with Honeystar Holdings Corp. of the JollibeeGroup. In preparation for its rapid growth,MerryMart has recently gone live on its SAP ERP system. MerryMart will alsosoon be available in both online and offline channels. MerryMart also expects to set upseveral MERRYMART warehouses and distribution centers to support the MerryMartbranches around the country and intends to locate these in DoubleDragon’sCentralHub warehouse complexes. The smallest format MerryMart Store isa household essential store concept that combines Grocery + Personal Care +Pharmacy. The 3-in-1 innovation and expansion through franchising is expectedto bring in operational efficiencies and enable MerryMart to rapidly scale upand build up durable competitive advantage. Franchising also creates businessopportunities for many budding entrepreneurs. “We would like to take advantage ofour group’s knowhow in franchising, and our familiarity of the Philippinemarket terrain, just like in the rollout of Mang Inasal, CityMall, Hotel 101and CentralHub network. We believe this step will further strengthen the marketgrip of all the industries that our group is involved in,” added Edgar InjapSia II. The MerryMart Group now operates fourfull-size supermarkets. A total of 27 operating branches are expected by thesecond quarter this year, and the 100th branch of MerryMart is expected to openby the fourth quarter of 2021 next year. ON JAN. 27 MerryMart Consumer Corp.filed an application for Initial Public Offering (IPO) at the Securities andExchange Commission. MerryMart Group will focus on sunriseconsumer-related businesses in the long term as the company has full confidencein the long term prospects if the Philippine consumer market./PN “This is going back to our basics. Mygrandfather started his grocery store in the 1950s in our hometown. My parentsas well opened their own grocery business way back in 1989 and have beenoperating successfully for 30 years and counting. This background gives ourfamily extensive experience in the retail business,” said MerryMart ChairmanEdgar Injap Sia II. The MerryMart expansion is seen to createover 15,000 new jobs for the Filipino workforce in the near term, and expectedto exceed 50,000 systemwide workforce by 2030. The Philippine economy isexpected to fully benefit from MerryMart being a local Filipino homegrownbrand. MerryMart plans the development of thecompany brand through company-owned stores, as well as opening it for franchiseto the public. MerryMart will serve as a platform for the existing local andtraditional groceries to convert and be part of a modern branded retail chainnetwork while retaining ownership of the store as a franchisee of MerryMart. Being part of the MerryMart networkwill enable the current traditional retailers to future-proof themselves andkeep them relevant for the next many decades and also enable them to bridge theongoing shift from traditional retail to modern retail. This shift isinevitable when a developing country evolves to eventually become a first worldcountry. MerryMart aims to cover all thegrocery retail categories from small, medium and large retail formats namely;MerryMart Store, MerryMart Market and MerryMart Grocery. “Our family initially had no plans toexpand the retail business, but our recent experiences made us realize the needfor us to be in the modern retail business, and we believe we will be in itwhile the transition from traditional retail to modern retail is still ongoing.Moreover there are undeniable synergies between the real estate and retailbusinesses. I will be glad to see both DoubleDragon and MerryMart to soon growhand in hand and become formidable companies that will significantly contributein building our Nation,” Mr. Injap Sia further added. PNB Capital and Investment Corp. hasbeen appointed as lead underwriter, issue manager and bookrunner for theoffering. Based on the preliminary prospectusfiled, the target offer period will be on March 23 to March 27, 2020 and thetarget IPO listing date is on April 2, 2020. MerryMart aims to sell 1,594,936,709of primary shares at up to P1 per share and aims to raise up to P1.6 billionfrom the planned IPO.last_img read more

New Energy Plan For Indiana Next Year

first_imgA new energy plan for Indiana will be developed by June of next year.The Indiana Office of Energy Development has started the process of creating a new energy plan for the state and will submit it to Gov. Pence in June.Gov. Pence called for the creating of the plan to help keep energy low cost in Indiana. The governor wants the new energy plan based on using all of the state’s energy resources, improving options for energy consumers and commercializing new energy technologies.The current plan was written seven years ago. Since the plan began, the cost of electricity for industrial consumers has increased.last_img

Twisters And Cougars Battle It Out In Volleyball

first_imgTuesday, the 29th , the Oldenburg Twisters volleyball teams hosted South Decatur Cougars. The Twisters and Cougars split on the evening with the OA JV picking up the win and the Varsity dropping the match 3-1. Scores for the varsity match were 13-25, 25-8, 25-13, and 25-19. “This was a particularly disappointing loss for us tonight. We came out strong in the first set and dominated with our serving and defense. However, we didn’t carry that intensity over to the next set and after four straight receiving and attacking errors, we did not recover. The team has battled this phenomena all year. We played stronger in the 3rd and 4th sets, but still not with enough positive energy to put that second set in the past and move forward on the night.” OA was led by senior Audrey Oesterling with 7 kills on 28 attacks, 18 serve receptions and only 3 errors, and 9 points on 13 serves. Junior Samantha Nobbe added 3 kills on 10 attacks and junior MacKenzie Corbin added 10 serve receptions with 1 error and 7 points on 9 serves. Elizabeth Fiutem, junior, handled the setting with a season high 107 attempts with only 5 errors. The Twisters were only able to convert 16 of those sets into kills on the evening. Fiutem also had 12 points on 19 serves with 7 aces. With the loss, the Twisters are 8-21 on the year.The Twister JV bounced back from an uninspired effort against Trinity Lutheran on Monday night to sweep South Decatur in straight sets, 18-25 and 20-25. From the service line, the Twisters were led by Abbi Eldridge and Katie Kinker with 8 points on 12 serves, 5 aces and 10 points on 14 serves, 5 aces. The Twister attack had 11 kills on 40 attempts led by Alex Bamonte and Lydia Gigrich who hit 0.500 and 0.250 for the evening, respectively. OA received serve well with only 2 errors in 27 attempts on the night and a team passer rating of 2.24. Kinker and Hanna Hurm split the setting duties with 4 and 7 assists on 20 and 28 attempts, respectively and only 1 error on the night. “The JV had a very uninspired and lackluster performance against Trinity Lutheran on Monday night. So this was a very important bounce back win. Our JV is composed of 9 freshmen and 1 sophomore. As a very young group, learning to rely on each other and play focused, energy filled volleyball has been their challenge all season. They are a good team when they play with purpose and intensity like tonight” The win improves the JV record to 4-10.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Ned Rogers.last_img read more

Nolan Wren Sprint Memorial is April 2 at Gator Motorplex

first_imgWILLIS, Texas – Southern United Sprints race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $305 to start their Nolan Wren Memorial main event on Saturday, April 2 at Gator Motorplex.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State, special series and local track points will be awarded for the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car event. There is no entry or registration fee and non-qualifier pay will be $100.Pit gates open at 3 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Admission to the pits is $35 for adults and $25 for kids 11 and under.More information is available by calling promoter Randy Waller at 936 537-5265 and at the www.gatormotorplex.net and www.southernunitedsprints.net websites.last_img

Ex-International, Utaka Passes Vote of Confidence on Rohr

first_imgSuper Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr “Nigeria just had a good AFCON (3rd place) and there are good results in friendly matches, like against Brazil. He is a very good coach, I like him.”Samuel Kalu may not be a guaranteed starter at Bordeaux in the 2019-2020 season, making just three starts in the last 10 games in the Ligue 1, but Utaka is backing the winger to retain his place in the Super Eagles squad.“If Samuel Kalu can be regular under his (Rohr) orders? In football, everything is possible, and it also depends on what the coach puts in place. But with work everything is possible and work is what pays in the end,’’ he concluded.Utaka earned 49 caps for the Super Eagles before hanging up his boots and was part of the squad to the 2002 and 2010 World Cups.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Gernot Rohr has received a vote of confidence from former Nigeria international John Utaka to continue coaching the senior national team amid speculation surrounding his future.The onetime Lens, Rennes and Montpellier striker made his thoughts known during an interview with French radio station ARL FM on Thursday.‘’Gernot Rohr? I think he is a good coach and he has proven it,’’ Utaka said on the radio programme Top Girondins.last_img read more

Videoslots and SafeEnt take Swedish licence count to 18

first_img Related Articles Submit The licence count in Sweden has reached 18 after two more companies – Videoslots Ltd and SafeEnt Ltd, a subsidiary of Global Gaming, secured approval to service the market from 1 January 2019.On 3 and 4 December, Videoslots was granted a licence for online games, while SafeEnt secured a five-year licence for betting and online gaming through Ninja Casino and SpelLandet.It comes as welcome respite for Videoslots, who hit the news last week for agreeing to a £1 million regulatory settlement with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over player safeguard failures.Meanwhile, Global Gaming said it will “continue to evaluate opportunities in other jurisdictions” after adding the Swedish licence to those recently granted by the Malta Gaming Authority and the Estonian Tax and Customs Board.The firm’s Head of Compliance Linda Kärrholt added: “We were one of the first operators to submit a licence application on August 1st 2018, the first available day, and are proud to announce that all the hard work put in by our team has paid off.”Global Gaming CEO Joacim Möller commented: “We are thankful for this seal of approval. It not only signals the approval of our business model, but also gives us an opportunity to continue focusing on our largest market.”Last week, Lotteriinspektionen announced its first 16 approved operators which, as expected, included Betsson, LeoVegas and Kindred Group, who secured approval to operate unibet.se, mariacasino.se, storspelare.se, bingo.se and igame.se. Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more