Central Java administration to send food aid to its residents in Jakarta

first_imgHe added that several institutions and communities had also sent out aid to the migrants, including the Batang regency administration and alumni from state high school SMA 1 Tegal.The governor called on the prospective donors to coordinate with the Central Java administration prior to distributing aid, “so that we know which individual has received support and which has not.”Ganjar planned to prioritize those who had yet to receive any aid.While both the government and regional administrations have started to give out aid to those hardest hit by the economic downturn in Greater Jakarta, inconsistent data and layers of red tape have hindered distribution. (vny)Topics : The Central Java administration is set to distribute sembako (staple food packages) to its residents living in Greater Jakarta, as the COVID-19 crisis has seen a large number of people lose their jobs.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo said the aid would be delivered to around 26,000 recipients. Initially, the number of recipients was estimated at 60,000, but it turned out that many of them had left the capital and gone back home because of the crisis.  “Hopefully, [the sembako] can be distributed sometime next week,” Ganjar said in Semarang, Central Java’s capital, on Sunday.last_img read more

Investors re-fuel with Queensland petrol stations

first_imgFuel isn’t the only commodity with prices on the rise in Queensland, with a lack of supply putting petrol stations in investors’ sights.More than 60 investors showed interest in a Freedom Fuels petrol station at Redbank Plains, a suburb in Brisbane’s south west, which sold under the the hammer at a Colliers International auction for $3.95 million to a Newcastle-based private investor.Colliers International’s Richard Blanch and Hunter Higgins say the property at 181 Kruger Parade, which was sold on behalf of syndicator OzProp, attracted interest from both local and interstate groups.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agolast_img read more

Chart of the Week: Analysts flag declining corporate sentiment

first_imgMarty Dropkin, global head of research for fixed income, said the impact of the US-China trade negotiations was a key issue that “has brought a lot of uncertainty into the system”.“Manufacturing remains a key driver of growth for the Chinese economy as a whole, and for consumers, the uncertainties extend to their prospects for wage growth, which has a second order effect on consumption,” Dropkin added. “However, investors should be mindful of Beijing’s ability to stimulate the economy.” Investors have been speculating for some time as to when the bull market in equities would turn.The fourth quarter of 2018 appeared at first to be a turning point, but most investors who lost out at the end of the year have seen their portfolios bounce back.However, according to Fidelity International’s annual analyst survey, global corporate sentiment has fallen to its lowest level since 2016 amid weakening consumption and rising costs.This year 165 Fidelity equity and fixed income analysts participated in the survey, which aggregates data gleaned from the more than 16,000 meetings they had with listed companies around the world in the past year. Meanwhile, corporate sentiment in China has turned negative (-0.4) – the only region to record a negative score in this year’s survey. Of Fidelity analysts covering China, 70% said they expected returns to decline this year.center_img The 2019 survey shows that corporate sentiment – as seen through the eyes of the analysts – has dropped from 1.6 last year to 0.6, where anything above zero is positive sentiment and below is negative.A third of Fidelity analysts said their sectors were in a slowdown or recession, compared to 13% of analysts last year. According to the asset manager, analysts are split 51% to 49% as to whether the business cycle is at an end.Michael Sayers, director of research for equities, said: “An exuberant start to 2018 has given way to a cautious 2019. This year’s pessimism has two core drivers, a weaker consumer and increasing costs of doing business – both of which threaten to squeeze profit margins in 2019.“While we do not see a full-blown recession in the next 6-12 months, it is clear we have taken another step towards the end of the cycle that started a decade ago and, as a result, corporates’ approach to risk management is more important than ever.”last_img read more

White Wine Sangria.

first_imgDirectionsCut the orange in half and cut into thin slices (do not peel); remove any seeds. Cut the apple in half, core, and thinly slice.Fill pitcher half full with ice. Pour wine and lemon-lime beverage atop; add fruit and stir gently. Garnish glasses with whole berries and apple slices, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 8 to 10 servings.To transport this sangria to a picnic, place fruit and wine in a 2-quart vacuum bottle. Fill pitcher half full with ice. Pour wine and fruit mixture and lemon-lime beverage atop; stir gently. Serve as above. Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle White Wine Sangria. by: – April 15, 2011center_img Tweet 26 Views   no discussions Start your festivities with this refreshing Spanish beverage. Sangria is a beverage made from wine, fruit juices, fruit, and soda water.At times, liqueurs and/or brandy may be added. This recipe calls for fresh apples, oranges, and strawberries.A carbonated lemon-lime beverage is used in this Sangria instead of soda water.Ingredients1 small orange1 red apple1 cup sliced fresh strawberries1 750-ml bottle (3-1/4 cups) dry white wine or 3 cups white grape juice, chilled2 cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilledWhole fresh strawberries (optional)Apple slices (optional) Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

Ebola hits US

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ebola hits US by: – October 1, 2014 DALLAS, Texas (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US was confirmed yesterday in a patient who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said. They would not reveal his nationality or age.Authorities have begun tracking down family and friends who may have had close contact with him and could be at risk for becoming ill. But officials said there are no other suspected cases in Texas.At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Director Tom Frieden said the man left Liberia on September 19, arrived the next day to visit relatives and started feeling ill four or five days later. He said it was not clear how the patient became infected.There was no risk to any fellow airline passengers because the man had no symptoms when he was travelling, Frieden said.Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting, and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus. The disease is not contagious until symptoms begin, and it takes close contact with bodily fluids to spread.“The bottom line here is that I have no doubt we will control this importation, or this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country,” Frieden told reporters.“It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual, a family member or other individual, could develop Ebola in the coming weeks,” he added. “But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”In Washington, President Barack Obama was briefed about the diagnosis in a call from Frieden, the White House said.Four American aid workers who became infected in West Africa have been flown back to the US for treatment after they became sick. They were cared for in special isolation facilities at hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska. Three have recovered.Also, a US doctor exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone is under observation in a similar facility at the National Institutes of Health.The US has only four such isolation units. Asked whether the Texas patient would be moved to one of those specialty facilities, Frieden said there was no need, and virtually any hospital can provide the proper care and infection control.Dr Edward Goodman, an epidemiologist at the hospital, said the US was much better prepared to handle the disease than African hospitals, which are often short of doctors, gloves, gowns, and masks.“We don’t have those problems. So we’re perfectly capable of taking care of this patient with no risk to other people,” Goodman said.After arriving in the US on September 20, the man began to develop symptoms last Wednesday and initially sought care two days later. But he was released. At the time, hospital officials did not know he had been in West Africa. He returned later as his condition worsened.Blood tests by Texas health officials and the CDC separately confirmed an Ebola diagnosis yesterday.State health officials described the patient as seriously ill. Goodman said he was able to communicate and was hungry.The hospital is discussing if experimental treatments would be appropriate, Frieden said.Since the summer months, US health officials have been preparing for the possibility that an individual traveller could unknowingly arrive with the infection. Health authorities have advised hospitals on how to prevent the virus from spreading within their facilities.People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but that does not guarantee that an infected person won’t get through.Liberia is one of the three hardest-hit countries in the epidemic, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 6,500 people in West Africa, and more than 3,000 deaths have been linked to the disease, according to the World Health Organisation. But even those tolls are probably underestimates, partially because there are not enough labs to test people for Ebola.Two mobile Ebola labs staffed by American naval researchers arrived last weekend and will be operational this week, according to the US Embassy in Monrovia. The labs will reduce the amount of time it takes to learn if a patient has Ebola from several days to a few hours.The US military also delivered equipment to build a field hospital, originally designed to treat troops in combat zones. The 25-bed clinic will be staffed by American health workers and will treat doctors and nurses who have become infected. Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 110 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Suspect in nationwide robbery investigation captured in Dearborn County

first_imgLawrenceburg, Ind. — A suspect in a string of Dollar General store robberies in eight states has been captured in Lawrenceburg.David D. Hunter, 53, was taken into custody by gaming agents Tuesday after his vehicle was spotted at the Hollywood Casino in Dearborn County. Hunter was arrested without incident.Law enforcement reports indicate Hunter is wanted for the robberies of Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores from New York to Idaho.last_img

Giaccherini set to see specialist

first_img “It is the same injury he had before. I don’t want to go further, but it’s not good. I hope the specialist opinion in the week is positive.” Giaccherini, who joined the club in a £6.5million switch from Juventus in July 2013, sat out three months of the season before returning as a substitute in the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat to Hull at the Stadium of Light on Boxing Day. However, his comeback amounted to just six games after he was injured once again during the 3-1 FA Cup fourth-round replay victory at Fulham on February 3, one of just four starts he has made this season. His latest spell on the sidelines comes as £10million summer signing Jack Rodwell too battles for fitness having not reappeared since his red card against Fulham in the first game on January 24 after damaging a calf muscle. Poyet was at least able to welcome Lee Cattermole back to the side after a 10-game absence for Saturday’s frustrating 0-0 draw with West Brom. The Uruguayan said: “At any level, you need different characters and in special moments, you need certain ones and I think Lee is one of them. “He is very important in difficult moments.” Press Association Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini will see a specialist this week amid fears that an injury-wrecked season could be all but over for him. center_img The 29-year-old Italy international has made only 10 appearances for the club to date this term because of a combination of groin and ankle injuries, and it is recurrence of his ankle problem which is currently giving cause for concern. Head coach Gus Poyet told the Sunderland Echo: “It doesn’t look good. We are reassessing, but we will get a full update [this] week. last_img read more

GDF retain Terrence Alli Boxing championships title … Williamson, Mounter named Best Boxer in respective categories

first_imgTHE Guyana Defence Force (GDF) retained championship honours when the curtains came down on the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Terrence Alli National Open Championships at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, on Sunday night.Rose Hall Jammers’ (RHJ) Joel Williamson was named Best Elite Boxer, while Essequibo Boxing Gym’s (Esse) Akiel Mounter was adjudged Best Youth Boxer on show.The soldiers accumulated 15 points to win the Best Gym award while Republican Gym (Guyana Prison Service) placed second with seven points.The Army head coach and Technical Director of the GBA, Terrence Poole, was named Best Coach of the championships.Williamson was given the Best Boxer award after scoring a third-round Technical Knock Out victory over GDF’s Triston Browne on the opening night (Friday) of the championships in the lightweight division.He then returned the following night and registered a knockout win at two minutes nine seconds of the first round against Anandram Dharamaj of the Republican Gym.Williamson capped off his quest for championship honours with a points decision win against GDF’s Rhondel Douglas in the final on Sunday night and was deservedly rewarded for his success.Mounter,who competed in the middleweight division of the Youth category,scored a unanimous decision win against Stephon Smith of the Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) Gym on Saturday night, then recorded another points decision win against Shekel Jamon also of the FYF gym on Sunday evening.In other results from Sunday night’s finals, Jamal Eastman of the RHJ gym registered a knockout win against Ryan Albert in their lightweight contest in the Youth category.In the Elite category, Richard Subratte of the FYF gym scored a technical knock-out win at two minutes 45 seconds of the second round in his junior flyweight fight against GDF’s Victor Low; Julius Kesney ((RHJ) lost on points to Republican’s Kevin Allicock in their flyweight contest; Steffon Green (GDF) stopped his gym mate Clairmont Gibson at two minutes 5 seconds of the first round in their bantamweight contest; Colin Lewis of the GDF was too good for his gym-mate Aquany Harvey in their junior welterweight bout, winning by a unanimous decision.In the welterweight final, Marley Ross of the GDF lost to Republican’s Joshua Joseph in their welterweight bout and Dennis Thomas (Police) stopped Joshua Fraser at two minutes 35 seconds of the second round in their middleweight fight.In the heavyweight division, Brian Leitch (Republican) lost on points to his gym-mate Jason Backer and in the super heavyweight, Floyd Cato retired on his stool at the end of the first round when he faced his gym-mate Renee Lewis.last_img read more

Ramdhani completes successful season at Kings University in Canada

first_imgHAVING gone undefeated for the first two Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) badminton tournaments this season, Narayan Ramdhani has dominated his competition and closed his first season at Kings University in Canada as the third overall-ranked badminton player in the nation.He easily secured a spot at the provincial championships in February and emerged from the tournament ranked first nationally. In the process, Narayan was awarded an ACAC All-Conference award.In March, across the country at the CCAA National Championships, held at Dalhousie Agricultural Campus in Truro, NS, Narayan finished with a 3-2 record in his matches and a bronze medal around his neck, which meant he was third overall in the country.In a comment to the media, Ramdhani’s head coach, Naeem Haque, stated; “Narayan is a tall, fast, smart player. I’m very proud of what he’s accomplished.”Meanwhile Kings’ president, Melanie Humphreys, noted; “I was talking to Narayan after he won his bronze medal. He said, ‘Next year I’m getting a gold!’ I told him to celebrate this win; he was third in Canada, after all! It was very, very cool, and he’s ecstatic as well.”Eagles Athletics badminton programme joined the ACAC in 2014. Badminton athletes have represented Kings at nationals previously, but Ramdhani has the distinction of being Kings’ first badminton athlete to medal nationally.last_img read more

Walk-on Seamus Shanley finally gets chance to start for Syracuse in senior season

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Joe Shanley stood giddy, waiting for Syracuse — and his son Seamus — to charge through the Carrier Dome tunnel. A DPS officer of more than eight years, Joe had worked every home football game, patrolling the student section. He’d seen it before. He’d seen his son, a walk-on right guard, come out of tunnel. He knew what it looked like. But on Friday, for the first time in his career, he wasn’t working the game. Instead he was in section 103, in the midst of a fully-packed row of family and friends. Joe stood, talking to anyone who would listen. A beer in his hand. A faux-relaxed demeanor on his face. “Here we go,” he said to no one in particular. “Here it comes.” He’d seen Seamus take the field 17 times before. It never felt like this. For the first time in Seamus’ four-year career, he’d be starting. “There’s a lot of moments I can remember personally that I look back at now and say, ‘Wow, that would have been an opportunity for you to give up,’” Joe said of his son. “But he didn’t. And it might sound cliché, but he’s been an inspiration to me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeamus spent three full years waiting to get a chance that his family says he hoped to earn before this year. He came to Syracuse with just two years of football experience, walked on with the help of his father, a high school classmate of then-SU head coach Doug Marrone, and stood or sat patiently on the sidelines for 35 of his first 38 games in an Orange uniform. It wasn’t until after Syracuse got back from Fort Drum in late August that the SU coaches started practicing Seamus with the starters. He’d impressed all camp, improving his footwork, not missing on assignments.“In the back of my mind, you always want to shoot for the stars,” Seamus said. “You want to be that guy. You want to overachieve for yourself. But coming in, I never really thought I would get a chance like this.” Seamus had season-ending knee surgery in his senior year of high school. He didn’t have college football offers. It was a sport he hadn’t even picked up until his sophomore year. But Joe asked Marrone to look at his tape and told Joe he could bring him on but not much else. That was the opportunity when there weren’t any others. What followed was a steady improvement from Seamus, to the point that Marrone told Joe — after taking an NFL head coaching job — that he might have a chance to play down the road. The narrative of his career was one of a player that was team-first, a good locker room guy. But Seamus desired more.
“Sometimes, he got frustrated because he felt that he has earned a little bit more than he was given,” his sister Jessica Shanley said. “Seamus has never felt entitled to start, let alone play. But there have been moments when he comes home and he’d been a little frustrated.”After injuring his thumb in the spring, Seamus worked out with a full cast on his hand. When Joe saw him take the field, he said that his arms were so big that they looked like legs. Throughout camp, the Syracuse coaches kept a bulletin board with each player’s practice score. It’s a way for everyone to know how they’re doing, and how they stack up with everyone else. The score determines the depth chart. And Seamus had a higher score than now-backup Aaron Roberts, as well as few of the other starters. Offensive lineman Omari Palmer, who is also Seamus’ roommate, said he thought the walk-on had to do even more to get the opportunity he has now. When a program is paying a scholarship player a quarter of a million dollars, Palmer said, they want that person to win the job.“But you can’t deny production,” Palmer said. “When you go out on the field, and you consistently do what you have to do. He found a way to do it. He found a way to overcome his physical problems, which is maybe his height, his arm length, his short legs or whatever. “He found a way to mentally push himself … which is really when you really start living. He’s living right now.” For those close to Seamus, they’ve seen how far he’s really come. He used to be the little kid, troubled by his parents’ divorce. The one that lacked maturity and was a part of family counseling. They see how he’s now become “the golden child” as an SU senior.They’ve seen how he went from a walk-on by convenient circumstance, to a player that could, any week, get a call saying he’s earned a scholarship. After his family met him outside the locker room, they congratulated him and told him how well he had played. He shrugged it off. “I did OK,” he said. For someone that’s been on an upward trajectory his entire SU career, being content isn’t something Seamus is used to. “Sometimes people can try their best and it still isn’t good enough,” said his stepmom Jeanette Shanley. “And for him to know that he could do that and work with his team and to be able to be on that field, it’s just incredible. It’s absolutely incredible.” Comments Published on September 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more