Indonesian Embassy in Seoul suspends operations as COVID-19 cases rise

first_imgThe offices of the Indonesian Embassy and the Indonesian Investment Promotion Center (IIPC) in Seoul were temporarily closed on Friday amid concerns over the coronavirus following reports of a COVID-19 case in nearby Yeouido.The Indonesian Embassy complex and the IIPC office are located within a close radius from Yeouido, Seoul’s main investment and financial district, where an employee of state-run Export-Import Bank of Korea was found to have COVID-19 on Thursday, as reported by The Korea Herald.“The closure is only temporary, and it is to ensure a conducive service amid [the] outbreak of the [coronavirus], which has infected a victim within close radius to the Indonesian Embassy office,” Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Umar Hadi said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday.  “This is also in line with [South Korea’s] policy to reduce the number of [people] meeting in the same place at the same time,” he went on to say.Read also: South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus sect membersWith the office closure, public service counters for the handling of visas, passports and consular services in the embassy will be closed temporarily as employees are set to work from home during the closure.Extra safety measures and efforts to disinfect the Indonesian Embassy complex and the IIPC Seoul offices were ongoing, Umar said. The Yeouido case is among the latest to add to the rising number of coronavirus infections in South Korea, where 256 new cases were reported on Friday, bringing the total to 2,022 confirmed cases — the highest in the world outside China, AFP reported.The Indonesian Embassy, in cooperation with the COVID-19 task force, is still working at the Indonesian Embassy Command Post in Seoul and the Aju Command Post near Daegu — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea — to protect Indonesians living in the East Asian country.In case of emergency, Indonesians are advised to call the Indonesian Embassy Command Post in Seoul at +82-10-5450-2181 or the Aju Command Post at +82-10-3601-9980. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

How brands are driving sales by putting products into the hands of half a million Gen Zs

first_imgGen Z are the most impactful shopping demographic as they pioneer the way for new trends which the rest of us will follow. Students arrive at University as brand new consumers yet to form meaningful brand relationships. Our research tells us there are many products students will be buying for the first time. This is when they make their first and lasting brand choices. So many brands continue to invest money in trying to increase their slice of an existing consumer base. Knowing what makes this generation tick and reaching them before your competitors earns brands early loyalty on which they can build lasting relationships.Why not be one of the brands cost effectively winning huge market share of new consumers as they enter the market?Download the whitepaper here to discover how. The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice. Company: Dig-InFormat: PDFLength: 8 pagesType: White Paperlast_img read more

Pennsylvania is Making Historic Investments in Education

first_imgPennsylvania is Making Historic Investments in Education SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined parents, teachers and school administrators today at the Capitol to celebrate historic investments in education during the governor’s tenure. Over the past five years the governor has secured a $1.4 billion increase in education funding from pre-k through college, including nearly $800 million for basic education, $140 million for special education, and $40 million for career and technical education provided by school districts.“Pennsylvania’s children and their future are my top priority,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Increasing funding for public schools is investing in the lives of our children. Every Pennsylvania child deserves a great education whether they live in a big city, a growing suburb or a small rural town. Strong public schools create a well-educated and skilled workforce that will continue to attract jobs to Pennsylvania and grow the economy for everyone.”The recently enacted state budget includes increases of $160 million for basic education, which will be distributed through a formula created in 2015 to more fairly fund school districts that need it the most. The budget also increases special education by $50 million and career and technical education by $10 million. The governor’s proposal to raise the dropout age to 18 and lower the requirement to start school to age 6 was also enacted.“Governor Wolf has been leading the charge to increase investments in our schools and he deserves our thanks on behalf of every student throughout the state,” said Dr. Richard W. Fry, Big Spring School District Superintendent and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators President. “The Governor has made a commitment to meet the current needs of our students while tirelessly advocating for processes and programs that move us beyond the devastating cuts undertaken prior to his term in office that negatively affected young learners throughout the Commonwealth.”“I’m proud to stand here today with Gov. Wolf and my fellow education advocates to talk about the great progress we’ve made in funding Pennsylvania’s public schools,” said Rich Askey, president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. “Thanks to Gov. Wolf’s leadership, public education funding has been a top priority over the past five years. We’ve made great strides in public education funding over that time.”The budget also included the vast majority of the governor’s comprehensive plan to make Pennsylvania’s workforce the best in the nation, such as a $10 million increase to expand the innovative PAsmart initiative to $40 million. PAsmart will provide $20 million in science and technology education, $10 million for career and technology learning and $10 million for job training.“I’m the parent of a child who receives special education services,” said Sally Canazaro, a parent from the South Middleton School District. “Over the years, the state’s share of funding for their education has fallen to 25 percent. That leaves many schools struggling to make sure every child who requires special education gets what they need to thrive, and school districts must find the dollars somewhere else in the budget. The historic $50 million increase in special education funding is critical and I am thankful for Governor Wolf’s leadership.”Rylee Shaffer, a York County School of Technology student added, “As a welding student at the York County School of Technology, I’m so thankful that for the second year in a row, the state budget contains an increase in funding for Career & Technical Education of $10 million. This increase will give more students access to career and technical opportunities and support the purchase of new equipment that will give more students hands-on training for careers that are in demand in their communities. CTE makes students like me career-ready right out of high school – and we need to make sure every interested student in Pennsylvania can have that opportunity.”Moving forward, the governor will continue fighting to increase education funding and for cyber and charter school reform. Pennsylvania must help school districts struggling with the problem of increasing amounts of school funding siphoned by private cyber and charter schools. Funding reform would increase transparency so all schools that receive state dollars are accountable to the taxpayers.center_img July 16, 2019last_img read more

Asset management roundup: €3bn now invested in ‘gender lens’ funds

first_imgNearly $3.3bn (€2.9bn) is invested in funds and strategies designed to make a positive impact on gender equality, according to consultancy group Cambridge Associates.The group said so-called “gender lens” investing formed part of the growing trend towards firms investing in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) themes.“Research has shown time and again that diversity of thought and perspective leads to better investment returns, better business strategies and stronger organisations as a whole,” said Deborah Christie, managing director at Cambridge Associates. “That’s why an institutional investor who looks at strategies through a ‘gender lens’ may see excellent opportunities they may have otherwise missed – opportunities to both make an impact that aligns with their mission and to benefit from investment diversification.”Christie authored a report outlining several findings from research into firms actively promoting gender equality. These included: Credit: maggavelThe ‘Fearless Girl’ statue in New YorkSales growth, earnings per share growth and return on assets were all higher in companies where women comprised 50% or more of leadership positions;Start-ups founded by women generated 10% more revenue than male-founded counterparts;The performance of venture capital firms improves as the ratio of investment in women-led businesses increases, despite these businesses receiving less funding;Female investors are less likely to ‘churn’ portfolios, which helps net returns; andThe overall intelligence of a team or company increases when women are included, due to more perspectives and fewer blind spots.In addition, Cambridge’s analysis of 37 female hedge fund managers found that their strategies outperformed a sample of hedge funds over a 10-year period.BlackRock adopts ESG tilt for long-term DGFBlackRock has launched a multi-asset fund aimed at UK institutional investors and targeting long-term growth with a lower volatility than equities.The BlackRock Strategic Growth fund is run by the firm’s diversified strategies team and invests across equities, bonds, listed real estate and infrastructure, and gold. It also takes ESG considerations into account, BlackRock said, with “at least 5%” of the fund committed to ESG “themes”, such as renewable energy.Andrew Stephens, head of the UK institutional business at BlackRock, said changing fund levels, time horizons and scheme demographics had shifted the risk profiles of pension schemes, meaning diversified growth funds had to adapt as well. The fund has an annual charge of 0.25%, and aims to deliver a return of cash plus 4.5% gross of fees over a 5-7 year period.DWS invests in tech firm for MENA pushDWS is to take a 15% stake in Neo Technologies, a financial technology firm, and agreed a “strategic partnership” to use its digital operations platform for its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) businesses.Neo Technologies supplies digital asset management services to firms based in the MENA. Its front, middle and back-office services can be adapted to local languages and regulatory requirements, as well as integrate with external distributors’ systems.Thorsten Michalik, co-head of DWS’ global coverage group, said: “By investing into this platform, we further underline our growth commitment into digitization and technology as communicated in the course of our IPO. Neo Technologies enables DWS to obtain further presence in a region with high growth rates in asset management.”last_img read more

Martha E. Schmid age, 94

first_imgMartha E. Schmid, age 94, of Brookville, Indiana died Friday, November 11, 2016 at her residence.Born December 29, 1921 in Dayton, Kentucky she was the daughter of the late Luther & Barbara (Roark) Hacker. On August 16, 1937 she was united in marriage to Frank R. Schmid, and he preceded her in death in 1988.Martha was retired from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she had worked for many years as a custodian. She was a member of the Brookville Road Baptist Church.Survivors include eight daughters, Barbara (James) Nichols of Riley, Ohio, Shirley (Bill) Marr of Okeechobee, Florida, Marilyn Anderson, Frances (Robert) Watson, Carol (William) Roemer, Wanda (Keith) Monroe, Vickie Cooper, all of Brookville, Indiana, Katherine Schmid-McLaughlin of Batesville, Indiana; three sons, James Schmid of Winterhaven, Florida, Richard Schmid of Brookville, Indiana and Michael Schmid of Everton, Indiana; 34 Grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, as well as 22 great-great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, and husband, Frank, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia Schmid; a sister Lucy Gulley; and 12 Grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services at will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County E.M.S.. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Schmid family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Antique machinery show in Franklin County this weekend

first_imgBrookville, In. — The 23rd Annual Franklin County Antique Machinery Show is September 28 through October 1 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Oliver equipment and Wisconsin Engines are featured this year.There will be a broom maker, homemade ice cream, food, entertainment and a tractor pull Thursday and Friday night at 6 p.m. On Saturday there will be a draft horse pull at 6 p.m. Camping and golf carts are available.last_img

UEFA receives record ticket requests for Euro 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts UEFA changes venue of Player of the Season award ceremony, Champions League draw UEFA returning N259bn to broadcasters due to COVID-19 European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure UEFA has received approximately 28.3 million requests for 2.5 million available tickets at the 2020 European Championship, European football’s governing body said on Friday. This is double the amount sought in the last edition of the event. In the ticketing sales phase for fans of qualified teams in December, a record 8.9 million tickets were requested. This is more than three times the number in the same phase for Euro 2016. The month-long general public sales from June 12 last year had 19.3 million ticket applications, UEFA added. The final, which will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 12, has attracted over 714,000 ticket requests, which is almost eight times the capacity of the ground. “The match between France and Germany, which will be staged in Munich on June 16 attracted 710,000 requests,” UEFA said in a statement. Euro 2020, which runs from June 12 to July 12, is being played in 12 cities across Europe for the first time to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition. “Significantly, 64 per cent of ticket applications came from fans within host countries, emphasising that UEFA Euro 2020 will bring football closer to more local fans than ever before,” UEFA added. Fans of the four teams who advance through the European qualifying playoffs can apply online for tickets in April.Tags: 2020 European ChampionshipUEFAWembley Stadiumlast_img read more

Reifer says Jaguars in another must win contest against ICC Americas today

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – All-rounder Raymon Reifer says Saturday’s victory over Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in the Regional Super50 was a critical one for Guyana Jaguars, especially after losing their two opening games.Jaguars easily beat Marooners by eight wickets in a day/night affair at Kensington Oval to notch their first win and points of the tournament in Group B.Reifer was at the forefront of the victory, striking a run-a-ball 67 as Jaguars overhauled a paltry target of 130, and afterward underscored the value of the game.“It was very important because obviously we lost the first two games,” Reifer said.“We were a bit on the back foot but we always believed we could come back in this tournament. Tonight (Saturday) we started the process by getting a win and getting a bonus point as well.”Jaguars went down by 145 runs to Barbados Pride in their opening game last Tuesday and then lost to Jamaica Scorpions by 41 runs in their second outing last Thursday.With Saturday’s win, they moved to five points and can climb back into contention in the group when they face the winless ICC Americas at Windward Cricket Club today.Reifer said the encounter was yet another must-win outing.“It’s another crucial game for us. [We’ll] be finishing off the first four games and we’ll be looking to get a W to go into the second phase of the tournament with some confidence,” he stressed.Barbadian Reifer, who was picked up by the Jaguars a couple of seasons ago, has been in decent nick this season with 244 runs in the four-day championship at an average of 34.He said prior to Saturday’s innings, however, he had been concerned by his failure to convert good starts into scores of substance.“I was batting well all along and just getting out at some [bad] times in the innings and tonight I just tried to concentrate a lot harder and it worked out for me.”Usually a lower order batsman, he was pushed up the order to number three against CCC in a surprise move which paid dividends, as he put on 117 for the second wicket with Test batsman Rajindra Chandrika (43 not out) after Assad Fudadin fell cheaply.But he made it clear that batting positions were not an issue for him and was willing to bat just about anywhere in the order once he was making a contribution.“I just came in and the coach told me I am going at number three so I just smiled and went out there and batted,” the 25-year-old said.“I have the confidence to bat anywhere so I am not worried about that – where ever I get a chance [to bat I will bat]. I think I just need to get an opportunity and not just be thinking that because I did well in one position that I should bat there all the time.”last_img read more

Indian Premier League Kedar Jadhav needs a few good IPL knocks going into ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Surendra Bhave

first_imgKedar, who has played 9 matches for the Chennai Super Kings this season, has managed only 136 runs, with a lone fifty (58) in it. Bhave insisted that playing with confidence and goingwith an all-out approach to win is a characteristic of the 34-year-old Pune-born Jadhav. “I think in any cricket match where Kedar (Jadhav) participates, he is only trying to win that match.And that’s the part of his cricket which is very special. “At no point in time you will actually see that he is not scoring at the asking rate or anything of that sort,” hesaid. “What you see is he (Kedar) plays purely for the team,he plays to win all the time and he has tremendous confidence in his cricket, whether it is batting, bowling or fielding(or) his added fitness, on which he has worked very hard on for the last 8-10 months. “He is a confident player, who wants to win all thetime and that’s what separates him from others,” explained Bhave “He is keeping a low profile. Knowing Kedar well he is so fired up to perform well, that he is basically keeping tohimself right now and doesn’t want to be disturbed much.” Former opener Bhave also feels thatJadhav’s inclusionin the World Cup squad was an encouraging development for Maharashtra’s cricket. “Its a very good news for Maharashtra cricket and,generally speaking, sports in Pune. It’s a proud moment forall the Maharastrians. “And the fact that he has earned his spot in the teamis heartening,” he signed off.  Kedar Jadhav has hit only one fifty in nine games for Chennai Super Kings.Chennai Super Kings are on top of the table in IPL 2019.Kedar Jadhav has been included in the 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Mumbai: Maharashtra Ranji team coach Surendra Bhave is confident that under-firing Kedar Jadhav will find form soon in the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will stand him in good stead going into the ICC World Cup. Maharashtra’s Jadhav, known to Bhave for several years, has been named in the 15-strong Indian World Cup squad and is playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing edition of the IPL. “I am sure he is totally focusing on the games in hand for CSK and also looking forward to once again create that form which makes a player feel comfortable going into the World Cup”, Bhave told PTI Thursday. “Till last week or so he looked in a good touch. So, I mean, it is matter of time. If he gets two-three good knocks before going to the World Cup, it will set him right for the mega tournament,” noted Bhave, a former Maharashtra opener and ex-national selector. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Kedar Jadhav’s World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after shoulder injury vs Kings XI Punjab

first_imghighlights Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1 at Chepuak.Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out for the playoffs with a shoulder injury.India will open their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign against South Africa. The injury to Jadhav could not have come at a worse time, with India’s opening game against South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 just less than a month away. Jadhav is not being risked as BCCI has blanket instructions that any injury to World Cup-bound players will be given utmost priority. The BCCI will not risk the veteran Maharashtra all-rounder, who is a vital cog in Virat Kohli’s Plan A for the World Cup. Jadhav did not bowl a lot in IPL unlike he does for India and it has been learnt that his dodgy hamstring is one of the reasons for that as an aggravation could have affected his World Cup chances.With Jadhav out of the playoffs, it will be interesting to see what Chennai Super Kings do to replace him in the squad for the upcoming first Qualifier against Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram stadium on May 7. New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab was cruising in their chase of 171 against Chennai Super Kings in their final league game in the 2019 Indian Premier League encounter at the PCA stadium, Mohali on Sunday. In the 14th over bowled by Dwayne Bravo, Kings XI Punjab needed 45 off 42 balls. However, on the second ball of the 14th over, disaster struck Chennai Super Kings. Nicholas Pooran drove Bravo to deep extra cover and Ravindra Jadeja fired a wild throw which resulted in the misfield, Kedar Jadhav tried to back up and in the process of saving the overthrow, he fell awkwardly on his left shoulder and he walked off the field with the physio.The injury seemed serious as Jadhav was not on the field and the news was confirmed that he was ruled out of the playoffs for Chennai Super Kings. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said, “He is getting an X-ray and a scan (done) tomorrow. We are hopeful for him although I don’t think we will see him again in this tournament for us. He is in some discomfort, but we just need to be accurate with our assessments tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it is nothing serious, but it did not look that good,” Fleming said. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more