Publicly listed manufacturer PT Industri Jamu Dan Farmasi Sido Muncul is set to donate Rp 15 billion (US$906,645) in aid to help Indonesia tackle the coronavirus pandemic.The company said in a statement on Saturday that the funds would be used to distribute medical equipment, food and Sido Muncul products to drivers, senior citizens, houses of worship and hospitals around the country.Sido Muncul director Irwan Hidayat said the initiative was a response to several parties that had asked the 80-year-old company for aid. “Under such conditions, the greatest challenge is distributing aid. Certain parties might be left unattended. Those parties are the ones we help,” he said as reported by tempo.co.The herbal drinks manufacturer will distribute the aid in cooperation with the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), social enterprise Rumah Perubahan and donation platforms KitaBisa.com and BenihBaik.com.Read also: We’re all in this together: Companies join hands to mitigate COVID-19 pandemicSido Muncul, publicly listed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) as SIDO, adds to a list of private enterprises that are donating millions of dollars to help Indonesia fight the escalating pandemic.The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has raised more than Rp 300 billion (US$18.3 million) from its members for healthcare equipment and aid for healthcare professionals.Coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 2,491 persons as of April 6, including 209 deaths, which is the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. Topics :
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Bell rings on new virus-era reality at Italy schools
‘COVID room’ At Rome’s Luigi Einaudi technical high school, staff were hard at work this week to “COVID-proof” the premises and prepare for the return of its 1,000 pupils.”We’re a completely different school compared to the one on March 6,” said principal Diana Guerani, referring to the date on which the Lazio region closed classrooms as the virus tightened its grip on Italy.”It’s a completely new situation, but we have to face it,” Guerani told AFP, as outfitters noisily moved in new single-seat desks to be placed a mandatory one meter (3.3 feet) apart.”We want to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible,” she added.The school, which opened 58 years ago and is named after Italy’s second president and anti-fascist journalist, is a stone’s throw away from Saint Peter’s Basilica in nearby Vatican City.As well as special tape on the floor indicating the direction of movement, the school has added frequent hand sanitizer dispensers, provided by the Italian government which has pledged that 170,000 liters of disinfectant gel will be available per week across the country.Like all Italian pupils over the age of six, students will have to wear face masks — some 11 million free masks are being provided to teaching staff and pupils daily.At the school’s entrance, a scanning camera will set off an alarm if a pupil has a temperature — or enters without wearing a mask.”Pupils identified with a high temperature are immediately isolated and brought to a special ‘COVID’ room where protocols have been put in place” to test for the virus, teacher Marina Di Foggia said.The room has a separate exit, from which any ill pupils can then leave for home, she told AFP.And a program introduced in September last year — to teach outdoor classes at Luigi Einaudi “as long as the weather holds” — is also being broadened out, Guerani said. Millions of Italian pupils head back to the classroom next week after six months at home, confronting a new reality of outdoor lessons, coronavirus “isolation rooms” and even a possible ban on singing.While some in the north of the country already returned this week, the majority of Italy’s around eight million school pupils go back on Monday after the coronavirus shuttered classes in early March.Italy was one of the first European countries to be hard hit by COVID-19, which has so far killed more than 35,500 people in the country, out of a total of more than 280,000 cases. Nevertheless, some southern regions like Puglia and Calabria have already postponed the reopening until September 24, over concerns about being ready to meet all the coronavirus requirements. ‘Tedious’Italian officials say the country’s back-to-school strategy revolves around the immediate quarantine of those who have been “in close contact” with a student or teacher testing positive for COVID-19.After a positive result, pupils will only be allowed back to school following two subsequent negative ones, carried out a day apart.Close communication between families and schools will also be key, with schools undertaking rigorous roll-calls to trace absent students and contacts in case of infection.Italy’s COVID-19 scientific advisors have recommended even stricter measures, including banning singing due to the risk of spreading the virus.The Save the Children charity last week said that seven out of 10 Italian parents were worried about sending their children back to school.Meanwhile, in the northern city of Milan, which was particularly hard hit by the virus, some pupils were already back in front of the blackboards this week.Laura Bonnano, 16, said that she was happy to see her friends again after six months at home.”Wearing a mask all day is a bit tedious,” she told AFP, adding: “After a while you get used to it.” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte vowed on Wednesday to make a safe return to school “a beacon of the government.””Thank you, you have paid the highest price in this crisis,” he said, addressing schoolchildren, during a televised news conference.”Closing schools and distance learning have been a huge burden,” he added.Italian Education Minister Lucia Azzolina said that more than 5,000 extra classrooms had been created. Topics :
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq US election: Will president Trump spark a trade war?
Donald Trump could bypass the US Congress to push through his controversial “protectionist” trade policies, managers have warned.The president-elect, who shocked the world by winning the US election overnight, has said he wants to repatriate jobs from countries such as Mexico and China and pull out of international trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Trump has claimed that NAFTA has resulted in the US losing one-third of its manufacturing jobs. Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, warned that a trade war could erupt if Trump succeeds in imposing tariffs on imports from China and Mexico, as set out in his trade policy. “With higher tariffs pushing up prices, and wages rising as immigrant-labour supply falls, the overall outcome is likely to be stagflation, ie weaker growth and higher inflation,” he said.AXA Investment Managers senior economist David Page went further, estimating that such policies could cut the outlook for US growth “by more than 1% over the coming two years”.Mark Burgess, global head of equities and EMEA CIO at Columbia Threadneedle, said: “Trade protectionism is perhaps the biggest economic fear, as we could see reflationary outcomes. Expectations of inflation in the US have already turned, and protectionism will accentuate those fears.”While the US Senate and House of Representatives could oppose Trump’s planned heavy tariffs on China and Mexico, Neil Williams, chief economist at Hermes Investment Management, said the president-elect could bypass the approval process.Trump, as part of his ‘Seven-Point Plan’ to rebuild the US economy, has stated that he intends to “use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes if China does not stop its illegal activities”.He has accused the Chinese of stealing trade secrets, manipulating its currency and using “unfair” subsidies.Williams warned that Trump could expand this policy to cover other countries that seek to plug the trade gap with “cheaper” imports.“Expect … subsequent global retaliation and a flow-back from Mexico – which relies on the US for 80% of its exports and the bulk of remittances – Canada, and a likely China currency devaluation,” Williams added.Christopher Mahon, asset-allocation director at Baring Asset Management, said: “Trade deals with the EU and Japan may also be at risk.”The Mexican peso was hammered in global trading as Trump’s victory became clear, falling the most of any major currency, according to Bloomberg.The MSCI Emerging Markets index also fell this morning, led by Asian markets including Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq New director takes over ICPO tomorrow
The turnover of command will be heldat the ICPO headquarters. It will be led by Police Brigadier General RenePamuspusan, Western Visayas police director. “I’m so particular on internalcleansing, especially the tamang bihis(correct wearing of uniform). It’s nice to see our personnel wearing clean andnew uniforms,” said Dampal. Dampal, 54, is replacing PoliceColonel Martin Defensor whose new assignment is as chief of the Police RegionalOffice 6’s Directorial Staff vice the late Police Colonel Marlon Tayaba. In a telephone interview, Dampal told Panay News his three main thrusts arethe campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling, and ICPO internalcleansing. A native of Bukidnon, Dampal belongedto the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Class 1992. ILOILO City – Beginning tomorrow, theIloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will have a new director – Police Colonel EricDampal, former director of the Compostela Valley Police Provincial Office whoalso had a stint at the Police Regional Office 11 or Davao Region. This is Dampal’s first time to beassigned in Western Visayas./PN
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Late caution can’t shake Gomola from Dog Hollow lead
By George HornerNORTHERN CAMBRIA, Pa. (May 13) – Jake Gomola set the fast pace before and after a late caution in winning Friday’s Laurel Highlands IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series main event at Dog Hollow Speedway.The field for the 20-lap feature event was brought to the green by pole sitter Greg Dobrosky and outside row one starter Gomola.Gomola took charge with Dobrosky giving chase until pulling to the infield with apparent engine woes. Veteran Ralph Engel Jr. assumed the runner-up spot and gave chase to the young driver from Seneca.Engel was able to get close before a lap 14 caution but there was no catching the leader following the ensuing restart as Gomola stayed locked in the front spot.Engel and Gary Kriess completed the top three.Feature results – 1. Jake Gomola; 2. Ralph Engel Jr.; 3. Gary Kriess; 4. Rob Felix; 5. Ryan Lynn; 6. Hunter McCracken; 7. Joe Zap; 8. Ron Aurand; 9. Drew Ritchey; 10. Steve Kenawell Jr.; 11. Bob Garvey; 12. Tim Lash; 13. Brian Haney. 14. Greg Dobrosky.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Lady Bulldogs Middle School Hoopsters Win Home Opener Against Lady Indians
The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs won their home opener last night 22-12 vs. the Milan.The Bulldogs played a physical style of basketball on both ends of the floor to outlast the Indians. After giving up 5 points in the first quarter, they locked down on defense allowing only 7 points the rest of the game.Leading the way scoring was Kaylin Hinners with 8 points; followed by Rachel Lamping 5 points; Renee Lecher 4 points; Billie Puente 2 points; Kennedy Cozart 2 points; and Kaylie Raver with 1 point.The girls improve to 2-0 on the season and will host Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday night at home starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs hosted the Milan Lady Indians on Tuesday night, and came away with a 39-8 team victory.Again the Lady Bulldogs came out with an aggressive defense that set the tone for the game. The Lady Bulldogs strong defensive effort set their offense in motion.Offensively 10 of the 11 Lady Bulldogs were in the scoring column with Ava Hanson leading the way with 10 points. Also scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler with 8, Timbrè Davies and Ella Wilhelm both scored 4, Lizzy Nobbe added 3, and Lil Tinker, Tiffany Hawker, Cora Deputy, Megan Meyer, and Makayla Granger each added 2 points. The Lady Indians were lead offensively by Eleanor Honnertt with 5, and Brianna McKeown add 3.The Lady Bulldogs will host the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles on Thursday night. The 7th grade game will begin at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Senegal: AFCON 2019 ranking, schedule and basic info [Infographic]
It’s not hard to see why Senegal are Africa’s highest-ranked side. The Teranga Lions should have reached the last 16 at Russia 2018 and should go much further than that this time. A remorseless defence is marshalled by Kalidou Koulibaly, one of the world’s most in-demand centre-backs; it is bolstered by an experienced midfield and, ahead of that, an attack that can work magic. Mane, their captain, needs no introduction but unlike title rivals Egypt, there’s a depth of other players who can share the goals around.There is no more finely-tuned unit in all of Africa; is this, at last, their year?–Follow all the Senegal’s games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq NFL trade rumors: Steelers expect to deal Antonio Brown by Friday
It was also reported last week that the 49ers have not engaged in discussions with the Steelers, even though San Francisco was rumored to be one of Brown’s preferred destinations. Antonio Brown could be on his way out of Pittsburgh by the end of the week.Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential trade for the wide receiver have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, ESPN reported, citing unidentified league sources. The Steelers already have made it clear that they would rather not send him to an AFC North team or the Patriots.Brown, 30, finished with 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns last season. He has spent his entire nine-year career in Pittsburgh but requested a trade last month after missing the Steelers’ final week of practice and sitting out the regular-season finale against the Bengals amid an alleged feud with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.He recently went into detail about what went wrong with the team over the last few months, pointing to a disconnect between the players and ownership as he refused to take blame in the fallout. According to NFL Media, which also cited unidentified sources, the Steelers have begun telling teams that they are moving quickly and to get their best offers in as soon as possible. The report noted that three teams have entered the running for Brown in the last 48 hours, while the Jets and Cardinals have pulled out.However, ESPN noted later Wednesday it was down to a “one team race” and that “other teams decided the price was too high.” Related News Larry Fitzgerald on Antonio Brown’s criticism of QB: ‘I don’t think he understands how good he has it’ NFL Draft 2019: Kliff Kingsbury says Cardinals have made no decision on top pick
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Delaney bus tour makes stops in small town Iowa
DOON — Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney embarked on a bus tour of the state this weekend, with at least 30 more stops planned this month, including a few very small Iowa towns.“All the economic opportunities are in a couple of big cities and we need someone to really fight for these towns,” Delaney said this weekend.Delaney, a former Maryland congressman, has been running for president since mid-2017. He told a crowd in Doon that rural America has often been ignored.“If you caucus for me and I do better in the Iowa caucus than people expect, I promise you on national television, I’ll stand and look at those cameras and say: ‘Listen, you know why I did well? It’s ’cause rural America voted for me. And you know why rural America voted for me? Because I actually have plans for rural America.”Delaney’s infrastructure plan, for example, would give more money to struggling communities over larger cities. Joe Munoz said he’ll caucus for Delaney.“This country is so separated, we need to work together,” Munoz said. “And he seems like the person that wants to work together and can get the job done.”Doon had a population of fewer than 600 in the 2010 Census and is located in northwest Iowa’s Lyon County. A couple of Republicans at the restaurant in Doon challenged Delaney on the issue of abortion. Delaney replied that he supports a woman’s right to choose.
Category: fnuolivahycpuibq Sports India Exclusive with Anthony Amalraj: Use hypnotherapy to train my mind to react…
Advertisement 3y9NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsczWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9sce( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vl4xWould you ever consider trying this?😱cy0zCan your students do this? 🌚dv919Roller skating! Powered by Firework Anthony Amalraj needs no introduction in the world of Table Tennis. The 34-year old veteran won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia.Advertisement Currently ranked No. 100 worldwide and is behind A Sharath Kamal (No. 31), G Sathiyan (No.32) and Harmeet Desai (No. 72), and No. 4 in India. Amalraj is spending his time wisely under the current state-imposed lockdown because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Arjuna awardee has played alongside some of the best table tennis players in India.Sports India Show had the opportunity to chat with Anthony Amalraj, where he talks about different aspects on Table Tennis and how important it is to maintain mental fitness apart from physical.Advertisement 1.) How are you dealing with the lockdown? Is it frustrating to you?The first month of the lockdown was good because there was a lot of tournament last year. I played nearly 17 to 18 international tournament and then the national ranking tournament and I was very much tired as well, So I was able to spend my time at home resting and reading.Advertisement But now the lockdown has lasted almost more than two and a half months, so it’s getting difficult now because for the first time in my life I am staying at home for more than two months and not even stepping out of the house, So it’s really very difficult.But I have started training and I have a small gym at my home, So I have been working out. For the past three to four days I have also started practicing table tennis as well.2.) What sort of training have you been doing indoors?I have a bicycle, cross trainer at my home and it is very beneficial for the core. For table tennis, we have a lot of tournaments, the intensity is very high, we have a tournament every week. So for the last two years, it was very difficult for me to focus on fitness because we need a gap as well to recover and if something goes wrong with our techniques, we need to work on that as well. The ranking system in table tennis has also changed for the last two-years. Previously it was very different as we can play an international tournament when we need to and keep our rankings better, but now we have to play every week and every ten days we have a tournament. So the last two years were really tiring for me and I wasn’t able to work on my specific techniques. So I have been utilizing the time under lockdown for the past two-months to improve myself. 3.) You work extensively with a hypnotherapist, can you tell us how it has helped you and if you would recommend other athletes to use their services as well?We always ask questions like why China is better than us at sports. The thing is they’re advanced in every aspect be it fitness, nutrition, coaches and mental fitness. But when I was young, like before 15-20 years, it was like play more, more, more… But for the last 10 years, the trend has changed and we are focusing more on technique. Before it was quantity training and we got better coaches, training and we improved our knowledge, but now after our understanding has improved and we have developed, we are now focusing more on qualitative training. But now for the last five years, we are focusing more on physical training. However, even after all this, there’s an important aspect that needs to be looked at and that is mental fitness. For example, to keep our body healthy we have to eat food everyday and workout to remain physically fit. But in all this, we forget about our mental health because everything is from the mind. Yoga and meditation can only give us temporary relief. Before the match, many players used to meditate, but that will only work for you up to a particular stage. In sports, an athlete has to be ready for numerous situations. For example, in Table Tennis, when a game is 3-all 10-all, I cannot think what my mind is thinking or how I am thinking or how I am reacting, and at that particular point in time, I cannot change and everything that I do should happen automatically. For that, I have to train my mind, and with hypnotherapy, my mind is already prepared for this pressure moment. The mind works very deeply and goes into the subconscious stage. In pressure stages, I used to lose matches but then I realized that I was doing good on the table with the technique, my fitness was excellent, but I felt that I was lacking somewhere. Even yoga and meditation weren’t helping, so this hypnotherapy is like going to the subconsciousness of the mind and changing everything….whatever the negative thoughts are, or how you’re approaching the situation.So you can see in the last ten years, my performance has gotten better, be it the CWG, Asian Games or other international tournaments. For me, it took a little time to reach that stage, but I have been getting better.4.) You started the year great as you broke into the top 100, tell me about that feeling? How does it feel to be counted amongst the 100 best Table Tennis players on the planet?It is everyone’s dream. For example, at first, I was aiming to become a National champion which I became, then I was aiming to win a CWG medal and I won and then the Asian Games medal which also I won. But today there’s so much fluctuations happening in the ratings. In 2017, I was in the top 70 and I was playing so good and suddenly my peak has gone down and I stumbled back to 120. However, in the last one and a half years, I have been struggling with the rankings. If the old ranking system were in use, I would definitely be in the top 60 for sure. In the last two years, I have been consistently winning against the better players but with the change in the ranking system so many players are suffering.But even after that, breaking into the top 100 gives me motivation. I cannot say satisfaction because if I am satisfied by being in the top 100 I won’t get better. My last tournament was Qatar opens and it’s a platinum tournament. There I was the only Indian to qualify. There I defeated the No. 53 and No. 65 ranked player there and eventually lost to world No.6 ranked player. I cancelled the decision to play at Oman Open because the Coronavirus situation was getting serious and I didn’t want to take any risk. Had I played that event, my rankings would have improved to No. 85 or something.5.) Prior to the Coronavirus saga, you were riding on a hot streak having won two medals at CWG 2018 and a Bronze at Asian Games and were en route to the Olympics. Do you feel the lockdown has affected your momentum? Once the lockdown eases, how early do you feel you can get your flow back?If you see every player has been affected by the lockdown. So If I go through some problems, other players are also getting affected by this. There are thousands and thousands of players going through the same situation. However, it still differs from players to players. For example, I have started service practice and from next week onwards, I will start playing for 45 minutes to an hour and then I will increase the intensity. I have my own club as well, but given the current situations, it’s important to take care of the people coming to the club as well. However, at this time it is important for the mind and heart to not get broken. This Coronavirus situation has been a problem for the last three months, but there are instances where the players get injured and have to undergo surgery and they have to remain out of action for seven to eight months. However, after coming out of long hiatus, they are able to perform at their very best. So a three months coronavirus lockdown shouldn’t be an excuse for loss in momentum.5.) Most casual fans often have this question about Table Tennis doubles player, how do you guys choose your partner? Do you guys train alongside numerous people and chose the ones you are most comfortable with or is there any other procedure?It’s about whoever you feel comfortable with. Whoever players we get better with or develop an understanding of the game. Before I was playing with Sarath, but nowadays, I am playing more with Sathiyan Gnanasekaran. So his game and my game is very similar…Like I enjoy playing near the table, he also does the same. He plays fast like me and our mentality matches. Like even we haven’t trained together for a tournament, we play well because we have developed an understanding and play according to the situation that arises on the table. 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