Jakarta to closely monitor COVID-19 transmission as PSBB end date draws near

first_imgAnies vowed to closely monitor the positivity rate during the final days of the city’s large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) period, which ends on Aug. 27.It is the second time Anies has warned the public to exercise extra caution since Jakarta began relaxing restrictions on June 4.He first issued a warning on July 12, hinting at a reinstatement of stricter PSBB measures after the city recorded its highest number of daily cases.The COVID-19 positivity rate – the percentage of those tested who are found to be infected – in the city over the past three weeks is 8.9 percent, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said, above the 5 percent threshold set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for relaxing restrictions. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is once again considering pulling the emergency brake to stop the gradual reopening of the economy as cases of COVID-19 continue to soar in the capital city.The city recorded 565 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 31,162 with 9,047 active cases and 1,046 deaths. On Tuesday, Jakarta recorded 505 new COVID-19 cases. It has now reclaimed the status as the country’s epicenter of virus transmission, passing East Java, which had recorded 28,551 cases as of Tuesday.“I advise all residents to continue to wear a mask at all times. If you have any ailments, please report it to us and we will conduct a medical test,” Anies said on Monday. “About the emergency brake and so forth, we will monitor [the situation] for a few days ahead.” Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said restrictions could be reimposed if cases continued to soar and the city’s positivity rate reached above 10 percent, among other indicators.”There are a lot of indicators. For example, if the [positivity] rate is substandard, an emergency brake policy may be enacted […] A positivity rate above 5 percent is alarming, while above 10 percent is considered dangerous,” he said on Monday.But Riza said transmission was still manageable, pointing to the 1.09 reproduction number, a measure of many new infections each case generates. Jakarta’s reproduction number has remained stable at between 0.9 and 1.13 since the beginning of the outbreak.Read also: Indonesia’s R0, explainedRiza also said the city’s health facilities remained adequate to accommodate new patients, although occupancy rates were recorded at 65 percent for isolation beds and 67 percent for intensive care beds last Thursday.The city health agency previously said the figure indicated a “very critical condition”, as more than half of the bed capacity was used on a daily basis.Experts see Jakarta as being caught between a rock and a hard place: removing restrictions may restart the economy, but will also put public health at stake.The city experienced its worst economic growth in the past decade during the second quarter of this year, down 8.22 percent from the same period last year, the latest report from the Jakarta Statistics Agency show. As businesses have suffered, so have people’s incomes, with Jakarta’s household expenditure recording negative 5.23 percent year-on-year growth that could see it “longer be an economic driver in Jakarta”, the report stated.Anies previously said that to keep the economy running, the city must first and foremost curb the outbreak to help consumer spending recover.“[Curbing the spread of COVID-19] is key to restarting the economy. Unless we strive to contain the outbreak seriously, efforts to get the economy up and running will always face obstacles,” Anies said in a virtual meeting with media leaders last week.Anies also said the pandemic could drag on in the capital if COVID-19 testing disparities between Jakarta and its surrounding cities persisted, describing the transmission as a ping pong ball that could bounce all over the place if people did not protect themselves.Read also: Testing disparity looms over Greater Jakarta’s efforts to break chain of transmissionIndonesian Public Health Expert Association (IAKMI) chairman Ede Surya Darmawan said public health was a responsibility shared by neighboring local administrations, as well as the central government. He expected greater intervention to come from the central government if local administrations failed to control transmission.Should Jakarta decide to return to the strict PSBB measures, the city and the central government must first resolve the problems that have hindered the distribution of social aid, such as poor targeting.“If [Jakarta] decides to pull the brake now, I fear the [authorities] will be unprepared. They need to prepare while continuing to improve testing and tracing,” Ede said.Some 2.4 million Jakarta households financially impacted by the pandemic and have now registered as social aid recipients. The number of recipient households accounts for more than half the total number of households in the city.University of Indonesia epidemiologist Tri Yunis Miko urged the city to reimpose stricter restrictions in Jakarta’s COVID-19 red zones and high risk areas.On Sunday, three out of Jakarta’s five municipalities were classified as red zones.“Too many people have underestimated [the disease] and ignored their safety. But the responsibility to enforce health protocols and improve discipline among people lies in the hands of the city administration,” Tri said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – With today symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn the same as men earned in 2017, Governor Tom Wolf declared today to be Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvania.“It should be unacceptable to all of us that women do the same job and make the same contributions as men but make 20 percent less,” Governor Wolf said. “For women of color, the gap is even larger. Over a 40-year career, pay disparity can cost a woman $400,000, harming her standard of living and negatively affecting her retirement security.“Equal pay for equal work is fundamental to Pennsylvania’s economy and the core of who we are as a commonwealth. We cannot wait any longer. We must level the playing field so that all workers get a fair wage for their work, both for the women of today and for future generations.”You can view the full proclamation here. Governor Wolf Proclaims Equal Pay Day in Pennsylvaniacenter_img April 10, 2018last_img read more

IPE Awards: ATP is Europe’s best pension fund

first_imgAustria APK Pensionskasse / APK Vorsorgekasse Factor InvestingMerseyside Pension Fund Risk Management FRR IrelandAccenture Defined Contribution Pension Plan Multi-Employer/Professional Pension FundAlecta SpainPlan de Pensiones Nestlé Public Pension FundBundespensionskasse ItalyFondo Pensione Laborfonds Silver Awards   SwitzerlandCPEG, Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève Themed Awards  Pension Fund Achievement of the YearAPG GroeiFabriek Outstanding Industry ContributionChristian Böhm ATP was named European Pension Fund of the Year at last night’s IPE Awards dinner in Copenhagen.The top prize was one of six awards scooped by Denmark’s biggest pension fund, including for Long-Term Investment Strategy, another gold award category. The DKK934bn (€105bn) investor was also recognised for its work in emerging markets and innovation.Accepting the main award,Bo Foged (pictured far right above) said, “I didn’t expect to receive this prize, but thank you to the jury and the audience and also the team at ATP who worked really hard this year.” Corporate Pension FundPensions Caixa 30 Passive ManagementFRR BelgiumPensioenfonds KBC Small CountriesAlmenni Pension Fund Country / Regional Awards  Gold Awards   Long-Term Investment StrategyATP Active ManagementFjärde AP-fonden (AP4)  Christian Böhm receives the Outstanding Industry Contribution award from IPE editorial director Liam KennedyThe Outstanding Industry Contribution award went to Christian Böhm, APK Pensionskasse’s chief executive officer.A veteran of the Austrian and European pension fund industry, Böhm has led APK since its foundation in 1989. He is deputy chairman of the Austrian association of pension funds and sits on the board of PensionsEurope.”The ultimate goal for us to achieve is to deliver the best for our beneficiaries. Thank you very much,” he said upon receiving his award.Böhm has engaged on matters such as EIOPA’s pension fund stress tests and the European Commission’s proposed regulation on sustainable investment.APG won Pension Fund Achievement of the Year for its GroeiFabriek (Growth Factory), which is the Dutch investor’s response to the need to innovate. It aims to stimulate the growth of new ideas from within APG and to build an ecosystem of continuous innovation.The 2019 IPE Awards attracted more than 430 entries across 43 categories, with participating investors having €2trn in assets under management. Ninety one judges were involved in assessing entries. Central & Eastern EuropeSwedbank Pension Plan InnovationATP PortugalOcidental Pensões United KingdomPension Protection Fundcenter_img Bronze Awards  The UK’s Merseyside Pension Fund was also a multiple winner, taking home awards for climate-related risk management, credit and alternatives, and factor investing. DenmarkATP and PensionDanmark NetherlandsStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds FranceAG2R La Mondiale European Pension Fund of the YearATP CommoditiesHVB Pension Fund Portfolio Construction & DiversificationSEB Pension och Försäkring Small Pension FundStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds National / Sovereign FundATP Credit & AlternativesMerseyside Pension Fund Climate Related Risk ManagementMerseyside Pension Fund Emerging MarketsATP Germany (bAV)Telekom Pension Fund Real EstateChurch Commissioners for England AlternativesIndustriens Pension Fixed IncomeAlecta Germany (Versorgungswerk)Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe In-house Investment TeamFjärde AP-fonden (AP4) EquitiesBBVA Pensiones V and ERAFP                      Pensions Governance & AdministrationPensions Caixa 30 ESGChurch Commissioners for England Real Assets & InfrastructureBundespensionskasse SwedenSwedish Pensions Agency DC & Hybrid StrategiesAirbuslast_img read more

Defending champ Schauffele leads US PGA Tournament of Champions

first_imgREAD | Kelly Scores 18 To Lift Quinnipiac Past Marist 63-58After birdies on the front nine’s two par-fives, the fifth and ninth, Schauffele rolled in a 12-footer at the 13th and buried another from 12 feet to take a share of the lead at 16. He drained a seven-footer at the par-five 18th to grab sole possession of the lead from Reed — whose 66 matched Niemann’s first-round effort as low round of the tournament. Reed had jump-started his round with a 41-foot birdie putt at the fourth and followed up with a two-foot birdie at the next before rolling in three birdies in a row at the eighth, ninth and 10th.READ | Lillard, McCollum Lead Trail Blazers Past Wizards, 122-103Clearer planAnother brace of birdies at 13 and 14 was followed by his lone bogey of the day at 15, but he pulled a shot back with a birdie at 17. Reed said a triple-bogey at the seventh hole on Thursday had galvanized him. “Coming out today, I kind of had a clearer plan of what I needed to do to fix my golf swing for today. Next thing you know, I started hitting the ball better and started making putts.”Reed was at the center of a rules controversy at the Tiger Woods-hosted Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December, where he was penalized after taking practice swings that moved some sand in a bunker. Although partisan fans at the Presidents Cup in Australia heckled him mercilessly over the affair, Reed delivered a Sunday singles win to help the United States beat the International Team in the match-play showdown at Royal Melbourne. After some time to reflect, Reed said he had fond memories of the trip Down Under. “(I) just absolutely enjoy going to battle,” he said. “Fans were hostile, which you would expect, but I would never have missed it.”READ | Magic Turn Back Cold-shooting Heat, 105-85 WATCH US LIVE Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 4th January, 2020 12:38 IST Defending Champ Schauffele Leads US PGA Tournament Of Champions Defending champion Xander Schauffele defied gusting winds and sometimes driving rain on Friday, firing a five-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke halfway lead Play was halted twice — with players remaining on the course — when heavy downpours left standing water on the course.”I wasn’t really thinking about my score just because I was trying to stay as dry and warm as possible,” Schauffele said.”I got kind of frustrated early in the round, I was missing a few putts here and there. It was windy, the ball was moving on the greens.”My attitude was a little iffy, I’d say, at times. Once the monsoon came through it was kind of a nice time for me to relax and let it pass.” COMMENT Defending champion Xander Schauffele defied gusting winds and sometimes driving rain on Friday, firing a five-under-par 68 to take a one-stroke halfway lead in the US PGA Tour Tournament of Champions. In wild weather on the par-73 Plantation Course at Kapalua, Hawaii, Schauffele managed to shake off his early impatience and notch five birdies without a bogey on the way to a nine-under-par total of 137. He was one stroke clear of US compatriot Patrick Reed and overnight leader Joaquin Niemann of Chile.READ | Hinton Scores 20, Leads Houston To 78-63 Defeat Of UCFReed grabbed eight birdies in a seven-under-par 66 and was joined on eight-under 138 by Niemann, who carded a one-under 72. American Rickie Fowler was alone in fourth after a 71 for 139, one stroke in front of Patrick Cantlay and Justin Thomas — who closed with back-to-back bogeys. “It was an interesting day,” Schauffele said.center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Written By FOLLOW US First Published: 4th January, 2020 12:38 ISTlast_img read more

For the Wellington 7th grade team, 2014 had little go wrong

first_img77Soria66 110 1 MulvaneW 36-1629624749283 of 4 1 57Dvorak421 4Walker59318.61QB 51Blasi10 1 17 30Heacock44 No.NameCatchesYdsTD2pt. 17Fairbanks131 4 28Hilt433949.1663B 18Redford01 10 10Long131 53Trumphower10 28Hilt2182 5 15Goodrum4338.251QTE 1 12 14Soles347 14 WinfieldW 12-628724641402 of 4 For 2014 Year      11Buckman8111.3811L 6 Passing:        9 61DeJarnett10 22Harriger328 No.NameAtt.YdsTDAve.KOPR EldoradoW 40-624323310372 of 4 3 2 7Popplewell1223431 67Henry64 Receiving:        17 7Popplewell37123.671STE 22Harriger20 2Vargas112 Defense:         4Walker10 15Goodrum82 32Greenlee12222 5Cornejo18482.6712R 1113 17 5Cornejo710 17 1center_img 65Farley10 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard not to like the Wellington seventh grade football team — unless you are an opponent.In 2014, the seventh Knights were 7-0. They had great skilled players, great line, great depth, great work ethic, and great attitudes. And they won every game except one by at least 20 points.They are your 2014 Pioneer League Champions.So what will the future look like? We have been here before, great Wellington Middle School teams which for whatever reason can’t achieve similar success in high school.“I don’t think there are any guarantees,” said Wellington seventh grade head coach Mitch McComb, who is in his seventh year. “But I like the depth of this particular group. In other classes I coached, I may have had three or four standout players. This group has a lot more ‘good’ football players.”The Knights had 33 players out this year – a tremendous number for a middle school team which usually averages 20 to 25 football players.But the key ingredient was their depth and diversity. McComb had good players in every position and had people to sub in for those players.“I can see this being the kind of class during their senior year with 25 players,” McComb said. “But they have to stick with it.”One thing about it, future years would be hard to top 2014.The Knights started with a 36-16 pounding of Mulvane. (see stats below).They whipped up on Clearwater 44-6. Played their only close game with Winfield – winning 12-6.Then they ran through three victory yawners: 40-6 over Eldorado; 38-8 over Rose Hill, 38-8 over Circle.And that set up a showdown with Arkansas City for the Pioneer League Div. III title in the season finale. If the Knights won that game, they would be undisputed champions.The game had the look of a showdown of epic proportions. Ark City had dropped one game and it was to Winfield, the same team Wellington beat earlier in the final second. It was sure to be a barnburner going in.It wasn’t. Wellington 44 Ark City 6.“Honestly, looking back, my biggest surprise is Winfield got that close to us,” McComb said.That game defined the Knights season in week #3. The two teams were knotted at 6-all with 7:30 to play in the fourth quarter. Winfield had punted and pinned Wellington at its own 8 yard line.It turned out to be the drive of the season. The Knights would go on a 16-play jaunt that included 12 runs to the right and four to the left. And with 4 seconds to play, quarterback Zander Vargas ran a naked bootleg to the left and scored from the 5 with no time left on the clock.Now that is about as exciting as you can get.Vargas was 18 of 30 for 269 yards passing and 444 yards rushing as quarterback this season.“He is very coachable and a good leader,” McComb said. “He never panicked under pressure and is football smart.”And he had a bevy of running backs to back him up. Hunter Greenlee was the right halfback, who had 446 yards on 46 attempts for a 9.7 yard average.Isaac Hilt was the “B” back or fullback. He had 394 yards for a 9.16 average. Then there was Blake Rausch, who would get 265 yards. Gage Cunningham had 113 yards off the bench. In all there were 11 runners for the seventh grade team and 10 would score.“My biggest problem was trying to get them into the game so they all had carries,” McComb said.The wide receiving corp was led by Silas Popplewell who had 12 catches for 234 yards and three touchdowns.The offensive line was exceptional as well. From right to left there was Kyler Henry at strong tackle, Dominic Dvorak as a strong guard, Luke McComb as center, Jacob Soria as quick guard, and Ken Farley as quick tackle. Kaden Young and True DeJarnett came in as reserves.You would think this was enough to play defense. But McComb had six players on the offense and six players on the defense that played just one way.Running a base 4-4 defense, Hilt was Wellington’s top tackler. As a eagle safety he would get 21 solo tackles and eight assists.In total, 11 different defenders got 10 or more tackles during the season.Everywhere you looked the stats were nasty. Wellington would recover 10 fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.Except for the Winfield game, the No. 1 defense was done by the fourth quarter.The group is also close and had great work ethic.“It got boring sometimes in practice,” McComb said. “There wasn’t a lot to fix.”Was there a weak link with the 2014 seventh grade team?“Oh, they weren’t always the best tacklers,” McComb said. “But still our No. 1 defense was scored on only twice this season.” 54McComb12 17Fairbanks50 2 TeamScoreTotal YardsRushingPassingRushesPass Att. 3 1 10 3Cunningham1171118 64Kotchaver20 29 14Soles822 4 ClearwaterW 44-632926960444 of 6 4 32Greenlee464469.763R Follow us on Twitter. 3 3Cunningham281134.0412B 13 14Soles1090.91B 2 1 27Garton31 2Vargas3018269314 10Long13 76Young30 3 60Love361 3 15Goodrum448 32Greenlee2131 7Popplewell1251 8 No. NameAtt.Comp.YdsTDINT2pt. 11Buckman34 Rose HillW 38-830827731342 of 4 No.NameAtt.Yds.Ave.TD2pt.Postion 11Buckman240 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down whsfan94 · 302 weeks ago Congrats to this team of boys and great job to the coaching staff. Well deserved! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Crusader4Life · 302 weeks ago It was a great season for the boys. I have to say though with the blowouts there were at most of the games, the coaches should have put some of the second and third string kids in more often than the last few seconds of the 4th quarter. Felt like blowout stats were more important than kids learning the game by getting playing time. That isn’t good football at this grade level in my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down For What it’s Worth! · 302 weeks ago I’ve never understood why people can’t get it. You commented that we will wait to see if that kind of success follows them to high school. Success at the middle school does not guarantee anything. You play only other 7th or 8th graders. In High School, you play 4 years worth of the town’s best players!! It’s the All-Star Team. I am so tired of hearing parents talk about the success their child had in middle school. It isn’t even close to the same thing!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Dj88 · 302 weeks ago The junior class now were pioneer league champs also back in 2011 and now there’s 9 that play high school football. So the important thing is to keep these kids out. As far as 7th grade team 2nd and 3rd team boys played off and on the entire game and Definately a lot in the second half not just last few seconds of the game. Also what outsiders don’t understand is that grades ,behavior in class, and work ethic at practice and showing up at practice effects playtime . The stats kinda prove that by how many of these young men scored touchdowns 10 find another program that 10 different kids have scored touchdowns in 7 games! At any level high school or college probably NFL . Great job coach Mccomb. Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JC85 · 302 weeks ago Dj88 has it right. Just look at the stats! Look how many kids got tackles or at least in on tackles. You can’t look at the score and tell which kids got to play. Congrats on a perfect season boys! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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