Softbank to supply 300 mil. face masks per month to combat virus

first_imgSoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son said Saturday his technology conglomerate will supply at cost 300 million face masks per month in Japan from May to help overcome shortages caused by a coronavirus epidemic-driven demand spike.In a Twitter post, Son said his group has teamed up with a major Chinese auto and electronics group BYD, which has started making masks.”Softbank will work with the government to supply masks to the medical community, and to as many people as possible,” he said. The deliveries will include 100 million medical or surgical masks to support health care workers fighting the virus on the front lines.Last month, he tweeted that he would donate coronavirus testing kits to 1 million people, but he later said he would donate 1 million masks instead.Topics :last_img read more

Govt disburses $202 million for 5 million poor families via village funds program

first_img“Some regions have yet to disburse the funds because of difficulties in reaching households, such as in Papua and East Kalimantan, as well as because of changes in village administrations,” he said. “These are the main factors that have made the disbursement relatively slow.”The government expects 1.89 million to 4.89 million individuals to fall below the poverty line amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, 3 million to 5.23 million individuals may lose their jobs as the pandemic brings economic activity to a standstill, according to official estimates.In a fourth stimulus package announced on May 19, the government will roll out a Rp 641.17 trillion economic recovery stimulus to strengthen social safety net programs, help micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs) and bail out state-owned enterprises (SOEs).“We hope it will soften the economic impacts of the crisis but it will not be sufficient to substitute for all losses in spending,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said recently.The government plans to increase its spending on village fund cash assistance to Rp 31.8 trillion, after previously allocating Rp 21.2 trillion. It will provide Rp 600,000 per month for three months to families that meet certain criteria, such as having a family member who has lost their job and having not received assistance via the Family Hope Program (PKH) or the staple-food card program. An additional Rp 300,000 may be provided to families for another three months.“We are still considering whether to boost the village funds,” Abdul said. “The regulation has been prepared but we are still waiting for the green light from the President.”Abdul added that the cash assistance would be received by 8 million families in total, far lower than the previous estimate of 12 million families.Topics : The government has disbursed around Rp 2.99 trillion (US$202 million) in cash assistance to almost 5 million families through the village funds program as it mulls increasing the village fund budget to protect households at greatest risk of falling into poverty amid the COVID-19 outbreak.Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Abdul Halim Iskandar said on Wednesday that more than 47,000 villages had disbursed Rp 600,000 to each registered family through both cashless and cash transfers. In total, some 63,000 villages of the nearly 75,000 villages in Indonesia have received village funds from the government, he added.“We will continue to disburse cash transfers despite Idul Fitri [holiday break],” Abdul told reporters during a media briefing. Several challenges had prevented more rapid disbursement, including a lack of infrastructure and changes in village administrations, he said.last_img read more

NegOcc capitol adapts 4-day work week

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental will implement a four-day work week for a gradual return to normalcy under a general community quarantine. “The Civil Service Commission (CSC) came up with several proposals and the four days (of work) a week is just right (for us),” said Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson. The provincial government has been functioning with a skeletal work force for more than a month under an enhanced community quarantine which halted public transportation here.Lacson said the new work model would start on Friday, May 22.Provincial government employees will work for four days at the capitol and on the fifth day of the week will work from home.The CSC set interim guidelines on alternative work arrangements and safety protocols for government workers under a state of national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.Under CSC Memorandum Circular No. 10, constitutional bodies, departments, bureaus, and agencies, government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters, local government units (LGUs), and state universities and colleges (SUCs) are covered by the guidelines.  The CSC said accomplishment reports must be submitted to it during the duration that alternative work arrangements are adopted.Aside from this, government offices are also expected to ensure that workers wear facemasks, take their body temperatures, and provide sanitation stations.Support mechanisms for employees like health and psychosocial interventions, provision of personal protective equipment, and “reasonable” transportation facilities and housing quarters should also be made available to government workers, the CSC added./PNlast_img read more

Hughes takes first Osky win of season

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (June 29) – Mike Hughes raced to his first local checkers of the season Wednes­day at Southern Iowa Speedway.In the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car 18-lap feature, It was Hughes grabbing the lead early from his second row starting spot. Hughes had early battles from Todd Reitzler but held off those chal­lenges to go on to take his first win at Osky ahead of Damon Murty, Louis Lynch, Derrick Agee and Jason See.Scott Dickey got the led early in the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds 16-lap feature and built a sizeable lead. Colt Mather began to chase him down just before the only caution came out on lap 11. Dickey and Mather battled for the lead until Mather finally took it away and cruised on to his third win. Dickey settled for second with Andrew Schroeder in third, Ricky Thornton Jr. in fourth and Jason Hall in fifth.The 16-lap KBOE Radio IMCA Northern SportMod feature saw Danny Brau wrestle the lead away from Steven Berry on lap one. Eric Flander worked his way up and grabbed the lead on lap two.Flander looked comfortable out front but the caution came out on lap eight. Flander continuned to lead until Curtis VanDerWal worked his way through the field from his ninth starting spot to take the lead away on lap 12.VanDerWal went on to take his fifth win of the season ahead of Flander, Austin Paul, Matthew Van Gelder and Jason McDaniel.August Bach started outside the front row of the Pepsi Cola IMCA Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature and battled with Dustin Griffiths and Danny Thrasher early. Bach held them off and look to be get­ting a comfortable lead only to see the caution come out with two laps to go.Bach had Griffiths and Thrasher on his back bumper for the restart. Bach and Griffiths got a great restart and had a wild finish. Griffiths made a move going in turn one and took the lead exiting turn two but Bach returned the favor in turns three and four. Bach outdueled Griffiths to the line but in post-race tech inspection was disqualified for his rev limiter box.That handed the win over to Griffiths. Travis Bunnell, Thrasher, Nick Ulin and Bobby Greene rounded out the top five.Just like last week, Brad Havel grabbed the early lead in the 10-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Havel and Cody VanDusen battled for the lead and VanDusen led laps five and six. Havel reclaimed the lead on lap seven.Havel had VanDusen on his back bumper for a lap eight restart. VanDusen took the lead away and cruised on to take his second win at Osky. Havel finished second, Shane Evans was third, Ryan Havel was fourth and James Roose was fifth.Wednesday was the final tune-up for the 21st annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout on July 5 and 6.last_img read more

Prince out to reign at Naas

first_img Aidan O’Brien’s 93-rated colt steps into handicap company for the first time and has to give weight away to all eight rivals. Crucially though, he won his maiden on soft going at Limerick last month. A runner-up finish to Postulation at Dundalk last-time out should leave him primed for this 50,000 euro contest. Press Association The Happy Prince should relish the forecast soft ground at Naas on Wednesday evening when he runs in the valuable Woodlands 100 Club Handicap over six furlongs. O’Brien’s Los Barbados was a beaten favourite in the Curragh when promoted from fourth to third place. Considering he finished less than a length off the winner he has to be a threat. Vasoni got her head in front at Sligo on heavy ground and attempts to follow up in the Apprentice Handicap. Robbie Downey has been booked by Timothy Doyle. Last year’s winner Regal Power has been dropping down the weights and showed a return to form when third here at the end of April. He can make his presence felt from stall one. Weld and Smullen team up with Chinese Light in the mile maiden for fillies which concludes the card. This grey filly has been turned over at short odds in her last two appearances. Mick Halford’s Duchessofflorence and O’Brien’s Outstanding can both give her plenty to think about. Recent winners Great Wide Open, Penny Pepper and Ohh Lala head the dangers, while Disprove makes her Irish debut for Tom Hogan having been trained in Britain by Hugo Palmer. She was last seen down the field in a Group Three at Ayr in September and a hood is fitted for the first time. Jim Bolger has landed the last two runnings of the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) Maiden for two-year-olds, so his Special Focus merits close consideration. This daughter of Intense Focus was beaten four and a half-lengths into second on debut at Navan on yielding ground. A nose behind in third came O’Brien’s Californiadreaming who reopposes again. Impressive course and distance winner Argentero carries a 4lb penalty in the Fishery Lane Race. His trainer Ger Lyons saddled subsequent Group Three-victor Cappella Sansevero to victory in this six-furlong contest last year. Bolger introduces Round Two, while more will be expected from O’Brien’s Waterloo Bridge who was sixth on debut. Dermot Weld bids for a hat-trick in the Kill (C & G) Maiden over a mile and two furlongs. Sight Hound looks the best of his pair on the back of being edged out by a short head in Clonmel over the same trip. Pat Smullen takes the ride in preference to Royal Ascot Trip who was 10th at this track last month. last_img read more

Gumbo Limbo: Sea Turtle Passes Pieces of Plastic

first_imgBOCA RATON, Fla. – A sea turtle being treated at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton recently passed more than 100 pieces of plastic in her stool, the nature center posted on social media.The turtle named “Zatanna” was recovering from a hook removal surgery when she began passing large pieces of plastic debris in her stool.Pieces of plastic found in stool of rescued sea turtle (City of Boca Raton/Gumbo Limbo Nature Center)The turtle passed bottle caps, pieces of cutlery, Zip-lock bags and large plastic shards.“This turtle was likely foraging in open water where floating mats of trash are sadly becoming the norm. We must take a stand by refusing single-use plastics!” the post read.The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is operated by the city of Boca Raton in conjunction with the Friends of Gumbo Limbo and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District.last_img read more

National training squad for Beach footballers selected

first_imgBy Ras WadadaTHE Guyana Beach Football Association (GBFA) yesterday announced a 17-man squad to go into weekly training in preparation for next year’s CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers to be staged in Miami.The players selected by the GBFA will be under the guidance of the appointed head coach Abdullah Hamid and his assistant Dillon Roberts, every Sunday from 15:00hrs, while there will be a one-week encampment leading up to the departure date for the January 29 to February 5 qualifiers.President of the GBFA, Rollin Tappin, in an invited comment informed Chronicle Sport that meetings with the Director of Sport and the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) last week, pertaining to assistance for the Guyana’s debut participation, were very fruitful.The GBFA head is expected to travel to Miami, along with another official, for a workshop and the draw for the groups in the qualifying competition to be held on October 17.The full training squad named: Cordell Johnson, Rodwyn Fraser, Michael Wilson, Keon Sears, Kellon Major, Ethan Spartan, Jamal Haynes, Tony Gilbert, Travis Bess, Jermaine Grandison, Marvin Sullivan, Kenard Simon, Tshekederi Whitehead, Deon Tyrell, Gishawn Moore, Trevorn Archibald and DeShawn Joseph.The final team of12 players to represent Guyana at the qualifiers will be selected at the end of next month.last_img read more

Broad public support for North American World Cup bid, poll finds

first_img(REUTERS) – More than three-quarters of North American residents polled in a survey broadly support plans to host the 2026 World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday.The Ipsos survey polled 1,000 residents in each of the United States, Mexico and Canada.The three countries are planning a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup, which will be the first to include 48 teams. The U.S. is slated to host the majority of matches.“One of main findings is really strong support people have to the idea of North America hosting (the World Cup),” Ipsos spokesman Chris Jackson said in a conference call.“There is no real opposition to speak of.”Jackson said there was 83 percent support for the bid in Mexico, 76 percent in Canada and 74 percent in the U.S.U.S. residents were mostly interested in potential economic benefits, while Mexicans and Canadians were more focused on promoting the image of their respective countries. Canadians were also in favour of growing the game.Respondents particularly liked that the event would need minimal new infrastructure.“Our focus continues to be on working with our 32 host city candidates to present the most compelling, thorough and forward-looking proposal to FIFA,” John Kristick, executive director of the United Bid Committee said in a statement.“One of the strengths of our hosting concept is that we have ready-made stadiums and infrastructure prepared to stage the first 48-team FIFA World Cup.”Kristick added during the conference call that the final number of cities to host matches would be whittled down to around 12-to-16.He also said that the possible ousting of Sunil Gulati as U.S. Soccer Federation president early next year would have no effect on the bid.Gulati is head of the United Bid committee.His position at U.S. Soccer is under threat following the country’s shocking failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.A final decision on the host nation(s) will be taken by the FIFA Congress in Moscow next June.Morocco is also bidding to host the 2026 World Cup.last_img read more

First to Market…PMU launches ‘Cash-Out’ for French Market via NYX OpenBet partnership

first_img Share Submit FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has become the first French-licensed operator to integrate and service a ‘Cash-Out’ functionality in partnership with NYX Gaming sports betting subsidiary OpenBet.The bookmaker has launched the service through its deeper integration of OpenBet provisions, which has seen the betting platform provider upgrade its software services for the French state-owned operator.PMU marketing has supported the launch of its Cash Out service with an extensive marketing campaign, making its customers aware of the feature. The bookmaker details that its Cash Out functionality will help diversify its product offering within the competitive French betting marketplace.Matt Davey, Group CEO of NYX Gaming was pleased to add further betting services for PMU an Openbet customer that had renewed its partnership until 2020“Introducing Cash Out to the French market is a landmark development. Our companies have had a highly successful partnership since launching PMU online nearly seven years ago and we are we are proud to have achieved another first. Players enjoy the flexibility that Cash Out offers and we are certain the uptake will prove as high in France as it has in other markets.”Davey’s comments were supported by Jean-Marc Léglis, Chief Technology Officer PMU, who stated that the firm’s sportsbook would be at the front of the market for product development and consumer offering;“As the first-to-market with Cash Out in France, we are cementing our position as one of the country’s leading sportsbooks, and taking our offering to the next level. Our players can now benefit from the opportunity to mitigate risk and lock-in profits with a Cash Out product that is easy to understand, satisfying to use, and comes with a proven track record.”“In 2016, OpenBet bolstered the PMU offering with its SiteBuilder solution, which enables operators to have greater flexibility over their front-end.”PMU – Cash Out Campaign 2017PMU – CASH OUT from BIRTH on Vimeo.last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

first_img*There will be a quick SADD meeting tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. Please meet in the auditorium. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Tuesday, November 11 – Pittsburg State.Thursday, November 13 – Fort Hays State.•••••Follow us on Twitter. *The cast of Seussical needs to stop by Mrs. Kelly’s room today to pick up a rehearsal schedule. *There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. 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 Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *There is a football t-shirt order form in the office to help support our football team. If you are interested, please pick up an order form in the office. The money is due Friday morning. *Any student who was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Stuco meeting and would still like to be a part of Stuco, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 today to receive important information regarding this year’s council. *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game.center_img *Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25. *There will be a Back to School dance tomorrow at WHS following the football game.  Admission will be either a box of tissues or five dollars. This dance is just for WHS Students- no out-of-town dates. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014:This week’s schedule: Thursday• C-Team Volleyball @ Winfield 5:00Friday• Football @ WHS vs. Augusta• Pep AssemblySaturday• JV Tennis @ Conway Springs 9:00Thursday’s lunch: Pasta Bake, green pepper strips, baby carrots, applesauce, brownie, bread/jelly.Friday’s lunch: Chicken Pattie, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beats, pineapple tidbits, hot roll/jelly.Today’s news: *Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet tomorrow (Friday) morning in Coach Ginter’s room @ 7am.  Come check out FCA if you’re interested.  DONUTS will be served! *The first Crusader Creator Art Club meeting will be Sunday, Sept. 7 at 7 pm in the 3D art room, enter through the front patio door.  Please bring your weekly schedule so we can decide when our weekly meetings will be held. If you cannot attend but are interested in being a member please see Mrs. Groom this week. *Any senior girl that would like to purchase a senior girls’ shirt, please see Peyton Adams for an order form. The money is due tomorrow.last_img read more