He said the proposed hospital would be staffed with military doctors and public volunteers, as well as health workers affiliated with the National Police and the Health Ministry.Hadi, along with Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, conducted the first field assessment of the former Vietnamese refugee camp on Wednesday.The planned construction was expected to be completed within a month, Basuki said.The plan for the hospital was initially met with surprise and resistance among locals, but authorities have sought to persuade them by disseminating information and meeting with them personally.As of Monday, Indonesia has announced six confirmed COVID-19 cases, five of whom are being treated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital in North Jakarta, while one is being treated at the Persahabatan Central General Hospital in East Jakarta. (rfa)Topics : The government plans to proceed with turning a former refugee camp on Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands into a hospital that would specialize in the treatment of COVID-19 coronavirus patients, as officials claim that locals now support the project.On Sunday, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police inspected for a second time the site planned for the hospital, which was formerly used as a camp for Vietnam War refugees in the 1970s before being shut down in 1995.TNI commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, who led the inspection, claimed that residents of nearby Sijantung village had expressed their support for the plan. “I have met with people who live around [the former refugee camp] during a social call. Nearly everyone welcomes the construction plan,” Hadi said.The proposed hospital, he said, would be equipped with 50 isolation wards and a total of 1,000 beds, as well as a centralized oxygen supply. The isolation wards would also include 20 intensive care units (ICU), he said.He said that the hospital would also be equipped with a laboratory, a pharmacy and additional facilities such as housing for health workers.“We will provide treatment facilities, including rooms with negative pressure ventilation that use standardized filters to help accelerate recovery. We hope the hospital will be completed soon,” Hadi said.
“[Bank] Permata will give Bangkok Bank a stronger presence in Southeast Asia’s two largest economies, reinforcing our position as a leading ASEAN bank,” Bangkok Bank president director Chartsiri Sophonpanich said in the statement.He added that the bank would support Bank Permata to grow its retail, small and medium enterprise (SME) and corporate businesses, while also enhancing its customers’ access to growth opportunities in Indonesia. Back in March, both Astra and Standard Chartered agreed to lower Bank Permata’s purchase price from 1.77 times the book value to 1.63 times. The decision to lower the purchase price was made in light of the unfavorable economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.“Both the sellers [Astra and Standard Chartered] and the buyer [Bangkok Bank] agreed to the incentive to complete the transaction, as well as to provide a sense of certainty to the market during this uncertain time,” Astra investor relations head Tira Ardianti told The Jakarta Post on April 22. Bangkok Bank has acquired an 89.12 percent stake in privately owned Bank Permata from diversified conglomerate PT Astra International and British lender Standard Chartered Bank (SCB).The Thailand-based bank completed on Wednesday the transaction for Rp 33.66 trillion (US$2.3 billion), equal to 1.63 times Bank Permata’s book value, as agreed by the sellers and buyers in March, Bangkok Bank said in a statement.Following the acquisition, Bangkok Bank will apply to the Financial Services Authority (OJK) for approval to conduct a mandatory tender offer for the remaining 10.88 percent stake in Bank Permata. It will also merge its Indonesian branches with Bank Permata’s. Despite the lower price, Koneksi Kapital equity analyst Alfred Nainggolan said on Friday that it was a good time for investors to participate in Bank Permata’s tender offer, as its share price was deemed to be at a “premium level” compared to its peers.Bank Permata’s price-to-book value (PBV) currently stands at around 1.5 times. The figure is well above other big-asset banks like privately owned Bank CIMB Niaga, which has a PBV of 0.4 times, Bank OCBC NISP (0.6 times) and state-owned Bank Mandiri (0.9 times).Bangkok Bank emerged as the buyer in December 2019 when it signed a conditional sales and purchase agreement (CSPA) with Astra and Standard Chartered to acquire their stakes, 44.56 percent each, in Bank Permata.The announcement shocked market players as Bangkok Bank was never rumored to want to take over Bank Permata after Standard Chartered announced in February 2019 that its investment in the bank was no longer a priority, signaling its willingness to sell its stake.“[Bank] Permata’s team has done a tremendous job and we believe the business’s long-term potential remains strong, but it was no longer core to our strategy in Indonesia, which will now focus on our wholly owned branch business,” Standard Chartered Group chief executive Bill Winters said in the statement.Astra, meanwhile, will continue to focus on growing its retail finance business following its divestment from Bank Permata, as the publicly listed firm remained positive about Indonesia’s financial service sector, Astra president director Prijono Sugiarto said in the statement.Although the divestment could affect Astra’s profit, Alfred of Koneksi Kapital said the impact would be insignificant, as Bank Permata only contributed around 10 percent to its bottom line.“The divestment is good for Astra as the transaction strengthens the company’s cash position,” he added. Astra stocks, traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with the code ASII, climbed 0.51 percent on Friday while Bank Permata (BNLI) stocks jumped 1.19 percent versus a 0.06 percent decline recorded by the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index JCI).“We believe Bangkok Bank will provide the best support for us in becoming a stronger player in the Indonesian banking landscape,” Bank Permata president director Ridha DM Wirakusumah said. “We will continue to grow our business as the bank of choice for all our stakeholders and further strengthen our capabilities in developing our retail, wholesale and sharia businesses.”Topics :
August 13, 2020 Wolf y el Vicegobernador Fetterman anuncian el informe del Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud de Pennsylvania Español, Press Release, Public Health A mediados de abril, el Gobernador Tom Wolf y el Vicegobernador John Fetterman anunciaron la creación de un Grupo de trabajo de respuesta a la COVID-19 para las disparidades de salud para ayudar a comunicar problemas sobre la manera en que la pandemia está afectando a las poblaciones minoritarias y marginadas del estado.“Aproximadamente un mes después de que se identificaran los primeros casos de COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, le pedí al Vicegobernador Fetterman que presidiera un nuevo grupo de trabajo que identificaría cualquier diferencia en los resultados de salud para diferentes poblaciones”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Y para hacer recomendaciones tendientes a garantizar que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania, independientemente de su raza, género, origen étnico o situación socioeconómica, tengan las mismas oportunidades de sobrevivir y prosperar durante esta pandemia y a futuro”.Después de meses de reuniones semanales y del enlace de los miembros del grupo de trabajo con los miembros de la comunidad marginada, el grupo de trabajo completó su informe y lo presentó al Gobernador a principios de esta semana. Hoy, el Gobernador y el Vicegobernador destacaron las recomendaciones del informe en un evento en la YMCA del condado de York, junto con la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine.El informe incluye seis recomendaciones centradas en estos temas de política sobre la disparidad en materia de salud, clasificados por orden de urgencia: vivienda, justicia penal, inseguridad alimentaria, disparidad en la salud, educación y oportunidades económicas. Según el informe, cada área afecta directa o indirectamente la salud de los habitantes de Pennsylvania y debe abordarse para eliminar adecuadamente las disparidades que han existido por generaciones y que solo han sido exacerbadas por la pandemia.“Solo quiero agradecer a este Grupo de trabajo diverso y al grupo de partes interesadas que aportaron información tan importante para la creación de este informe”, dijo el Vicegobernador John Fetterman. “Con 57 recomendaciones de políticas específicas, creo que este informe será beneficioso en el desarrollo de políticas para ayudar a erradicar las disparidades de salud en nuestras comunidades marginadas, que han sido enormemente exacerbadas por la pandemia de COVID-19”.La Dra. Levine explicó el trabajo del Equipo de Respuesta a la Equidad en la Salud del Departamento de Salud y cómo ese trabajo contribuye al éxito general de su agencia en la lucha contra la pandemia y la desigualdad en salud que existen más allá de la COVID.“Las disparidades en la salud y la equidad en la salud han sido un tema central de la Administración Wolf y el Departamento de Salud mucho antes de que la COVID-19 se propagara por nuestro país”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Nuestras acciones como comunidad pueden disminuir las consecuencias que la COVID-19 tiene en nuestros conciudadanos de Pennsylvania en mayor riesgo. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación usando una máscara. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación cuando evita grandes reuniones públicas. Puede responder al llamamiento para detener la propagación cuando usa desinfectante de manos y se lava las manos con frecuencia”.El informe es un paso entre muchos hacia un trato justo, igualitario y accesible para todos los residentes de Pennsylvania. Las cinco comisiones del Gobernador Wolf desempeñaron un papel clave en el grupo de trabajo y estuvieron en comunicación diaria con aquellos afectados de manera desproporcionada por la COVID, especialmente las comunidades negras y latinas.La labor del grupo de trabajo ayudará a aportar información a un comité de pilotaje interno sobre el desmantelamiento del racismo que el Gobernador Wolf estableció recientemente.“El comité de pilotaje está compuesto por miembros clave del gabinete que trabajan junto con nuestros líderes políticos para desarrollar una agenda política a corto y largo plazo para desmantelar el racismo sistémico y las inequidades resultantes que existen a nuestro alrededor, inequidades que se han agudizado con esta pandemia”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Mi objetivo es ser intencional en todos los aspectos del trabajo del estado para mantener el compromiso con una fuerza laboral diversa y culturalmente receptiva.“Agradezco a los miembros del grupo de trabajo por su desempeño. Nuestra intención es utilizar la información recopilada en este informe como base para un cambio duradero”.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
The home at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, Cornubia sold for $870,000A BRISBANE-based couple who purchased a five-bedroom home in Cornubia are part of a larger trend of city folk buying in the area. Elders Logan marketing agent Nathan Strudwick said the property at 48-50 Sugarwood Place sold for $870,000 last week. “There was a lot of interest in this home,” he said. “It was a real Queensland lifestyle home with outdoor deck, a pool and room for the kids to run around. “We had about 35 people through the open homes and there were three groups of offers on it.” The home at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, Cornubia was built for family living“This has become a common trend, people looking for value for money at the high end of the market there,” he said. “They’re selling their small homes in the city and buying big family homes out there, in areas such as Cornubia, for the same money.” Mr Strudwick said Cornubia, in particular, was a “hidden gem” that people outside of the Logan area were only just discovering. “It’s a tightly held area — families don’t like leaving,” he said. “We’re seeing more buyers than sellers out there at the moment and I expect that to continue.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The open plan living area at 48-50 Sugarwood Place, CornubiaMr Strudwick said the vendors were happy with the sale and the new owners couldn’t wait to move in. “One of the buyers is a keen mountain biker and he wanted the location for the nearby forest,” he said. Mr Strudwick said the buyers weren’t the only Brisbane residents looking for more bang for their buck in the Logan area.
WOW! What a view from 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home captures beautiful city views and is designed for low maintenance and modern living.Mr Lopez has worked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in the British capital London.The chef featured on this year’s reality TV show MasterChef Australia alongside MasterChef judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston. The kitchen at 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.At the heart of Mr Lopez’s home is a kitchen finished with stone benchtops and breakfast bar, wine fridge, mirrored splashback and stainless steel appliances including gas cooktop and servery window. This area merges with the living and dining area, creating an inviting place for family and friends to gather. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 49 Boundary St, Camp Hill, has been stylishly renovated and updated throughout. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.Brisbane celebrity chef Josh Lopez is selling his Camp Hill home and the kitchen comes with jaw-dropping city views. The large deck area at 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.An expansive rear deck unfolds from the kitchen and dining area. There is a seamless transition from indoor meals to barbecues and alfresco dining, with the glittering city vistas as a backdrop. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.The main bedroom is something special, offering stunning feature light fittings, airconditioning, bay window with bench seat and an adjacent study/nursery, currently used as a walk-in robe. 49 Boundary Road, Camp Hill.Place — Coorparoo selling agent Robyn Tait said: “This home has been freshly repainted both internally and externally, fully landscaped with lush hedges, a new fence and a charming gate house.” Partially legal head height underneath, the house could be further renovated to incorporate additional bedrooms or multiple living areas. The property has been listed for sale by negotiation.
For the first half of this year alone, Industriens reported a 2.7% return on investments before pensions tax. Apart from Brexit-related speculation in the third quarter, financial markets were also marked by concerns about economic growth in general, the pension fund said.But strong liquidity support from central banks and a stabilisation of oil prices provided support to the markets, it said.Industriens said accommodative monetary policy and falling interest rates had shown through particularly in the form of high returns in the pension fund’s nearly DKK35bn portfolio of corporate bonds.Traditional government and mortgage bonds also did well over the period.Mortensen said the fund was in a situation where the assets that had produced the most this year were opposite of those that had returned well last year.“This year, it has been the different types of bond that have really pushed the return up, while it was equities in particular that did this last year,” she said.Mortensen said this showed how important it was to have the right spread and composition of investments in an unpredictable market.Corporate bonds produced a return of 10.4% in the nine-month period, having made a 1.8% loss in January to September 2015.Non-listed investments, which make up DKK35.9bn of the pension fund’s investment portfolio, produced a return of 3.9%, down from 13% in the same period last year.Foreign equities, which account for DKK29.7bn of the portfolio, returned 2%, up from a 0.8% loss in the comparable year-earlier period. Denmark’s Industriens Pension has said all its asset classes made positive returns over the third quarter, bringing the return for the first nine months of the year to 5.6%, or DKK7.7bn (€1.04bn), doubling the gains made in the first two quarters of 2016.Laila Mortensen, the pension fund’s chief executive, said: “After the British voted themselves out of the EU on 23 June, we were worried about how the financial markets would react.”But, seen in that light, the pension fund was very pleased it managed to increase returns for all asset classes and doubled the year-to-date return to 5.6%, she said.In January to September 2015, the DKK146.4bn labour-market pension fund for industrial sector workers made a 3.8% return before tax.
BACOLOD City – He allegedly struck hisbrother on the head, police said. The victim was rushed to the Lorenzo D.Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City where the attending physiciandeclared him as “dead on arrival.” Upon seeing that the victim was armedwith a knife, the suspect struck him using a piece of wood, the report added. A 15-year-old minor resident wasarrested for killing his 17-year-old elder brother in Barangay Tagukon,Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, a police report showed. According to police investigators, thevictim was making a chicken cage when he and the suspect had a heated argumentaround 3:40 p.m. on April 12. Officers of the Kabankalan City policestation, meanwhile, conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fledafter the incident./PNs
On January 5, Indiana University honored the 1976 undefeated NCAA Championship Hoosiers. They are the only Division 1 team to accomplish this feat. Local IU alum, Glen Butte, was able to attend this celebration evening. Glen played for IU after his graduation from Milan in 1956. He was a member of the ’54 state championship team as a sophomore.On a sadder note, Bobby Engle, who was a senior on the ’54 championship team passed away at the age of 79. He is the first senior member of the ’54 championship team to pass away. Bobby was living in Traverse City, Michigan.
Press Association Pablo Zabaleta believes Manuel Pellegrini could be a great manager for Manchester City. The City defender has long known of Pellegrini’s reputation having been a junior at Argentinian club San Lorenzo when the Chilean was first-team boss. Pellegrini is widely expected to be named as replacement for the sacked Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium after it was confirmed he is to leave Malaga at the end of the Spanish season. Zabaleta, 28, speaking in New York on City’s post-season tour, said: “I have never worked under Pellegrini before, when he was at San Lorenzo I was in the second team. I don’t know him as a person but he did well at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga. We will see if Pellegrini signs for Manchester City. His way to play football is great.” Zabaleta added: “Somebody told me he is a great manager so we will wait to see what happens. Hopefully if he comes to City he can just carry on with his football.” Pellegrini potentially moved a step closer to City when Malaga announced he would leave La Rosaleda after their final two Primera Division games. The 59-year-old did have two years remaining on his contract but he and the club both cited “sporting reasons” for his departure. Pellegrini added: “Everyone has the right and obligation to follow their chosen path, and Malaga must do the same. “The club requires a realistic project next season. Malaga had a past without Manuel Pellegrini, and will also have a future without Manuel Pellegrini.” Pellegrini oversaw unprecedented success at Villarreal by guiding them to a Champions League semi-final in 2006 and second place in La Liga in 2008. He then had a single season in charge at Real Madrid before taking over at Malaga, whom he steered to the last eight of the Champions League this year.
The Asian Football Confederation says the postponed two-leg series between China and South Korea will be played Feb. 19 and 24. No venues for the games were announced.The games were previously postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for one year.The 12-team women’s tournament is scheduled to start in Japan ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Some assistant coaches and sports department support staff will lose their jobs as Youngstown State University eliminates 22 positions as part of budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Kontinental Hockey League says it plans to return on Sept. 2 to open the 2020-21 season.The last KHL game was played on March 12. The season was then suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL. It ended its 2019-20 season part-way through the playoffs without declaring a champion.The league says Sept. 2 is a preliminary date which could be subject to “necessary corrections” depending on how the coronavirus situation develops.International travel restrictions became a problem for KHL teams. The league has teams in six countries but most are in Russia. The Credit One Bank Invitation will also include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. It will be played from June 23-28.Organizers say the event will be conducted without fans. The facility had been scheduled to host the Volvo Car Open this past April, but the tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will work with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to ensure safety and health protocols are adhered to. To minimize people necessary on site, players will call their own lines and get assistance from only one ball person and one official on court.___Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has announced a multimillion-dollar commitment through the team’s foundation to provide jobs and food during the coronavirus pandemic. The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.“Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the Commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented times,” said Keeneland President/CEO Bill Thomason, who also thanked Ellis Park in a news release.Added Ellis Park general manager Jeffrey Inman, “We are all in this together, and Ellis Park is pleased to work with Keeneland on a plan that benefits our horsemen and Kentucky racing.”Keeneland plans to run at least nine races each day and will feature 10 graded stakes events.___ The projected Sept. 2 start date is broadly in line with other recent KHL seasons.___The French soccer federation has rejected the league’s bid for a 22-team second division next season to save clubs from being relegated.The French league voted last week to allow Le Mans and Orléans to stay in the second division while Pau and Dunkerque were promoted from the third division. But the executive committee of French soccer’s governing body has overruled that decision.The FFF says that “the two relegations for the 2019-20 season are maintained and the second division will remain at 20 clubs for the 2020-21 season.” Play has been suspended in the world’s richest league since March 13.The league says “discussions are ongoing as work continues toward resuming the season.”Players returned to training last week and have been practicing in small groups with social distancing maintained.___The final Asian qualifying place for the women’s soccer tournament at the Tokyo Olympics is set to be decided in February. The federation says it “wants to clearly show its good will” and is also willing to extend the exception into the beginning of next season depending on how the pandemic progresses and if games will continue to be played without fans.The league says it will appeal the judge’s decision. It says it jeopardizes the soccer industry in Spain. The league was not able to schedule matches on Mondays before the competition was suspended in mid-March.___Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to resume contact training in the latest step toward restarting the soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.The league says players are now able to train as a group and “engage in tackling while minimizing any unnecessary close contact.” The French government ordered soccer and rugby leagues to be canceled at the end of April because of the coronavirus pandemic.___Bologna says a member of its staff may have coronavirus and if it is confirmed the entire squad will go into quarantine.Bologna says the latest series of tests revealed “a suspected positive case for COVID-19.”The club says that as a precaution the team will train individually on Thursday. Associated Press May 27, 2020 Athletic director Ron Stollo said about half of the 22 are coaching positions. The school has 21 intercollegiate sports, and none are being eliminated.Strollo said as an enrollment-boosting measure the school had added men’s swimming and women’s lacrosse and doubled the size of the men’s and women’s cross-country teams before the pandemic and uncertainty about the future adversely affected revenue.The personnel cuts and other moves in the sports department are expected to save $2 million, said Strollo, who along with coaches took pay cuts ranging from 6% to 10%.New football coach Doug Phillips was in the process of hiring his coaching staff when the school was forced to shut down. Four positions in the football program will be eliminated, Strollo said, but they don’t include any on-field coaching personnel.___ It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___The Spanish soccer federation says it will allow games to be played on Mondays and Fridays until the end of the season even though a judge has denied the Spanish league’s official request to play on those days.League president Javier Tebas has said he wants matches to be played every day but the federation had been against the idea. Starting Monday at the Dolphins’ stadium, the initiative will give out a minimum of 1,000 meals each weekday for up to 12 months. On Sundays, the Dolphins will work with churches and community groups to purchase food from restaurants to provide a minimum of 1,000 meals.The team said Ross will invest at least $2 million, and with matching donations the goal is a $4 million total impact. The program will generate jobs and revenue for the restaurant industry, and employ guest services and security staff at the stadium, the Dolphins said.___The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks.Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The track last week requested the special meet, which the KHRC granted after Ellis Park made the dates available. The Latest: Youngstown State eliminating 22 sports positions The Premier League says four people from three clubs have tested positive for the coronavirus in the third round of testing in the last 10 days as teams return to training.The league did not identify whether the people infected with COVID-19 are players or club staff. There were tests on 1,008 people.English soccer was suspended in March and hopes to restart next month.___A 16-player team tennis event featuring Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu will take part at the LTP Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina, next month.