European tourists cancel trips to West Java, fear transit in virus-hit Singapore: ASITA

first_imgFears over the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak have affected tourism in West Java, with a number of European tourists reportedly canceling their trip to the province.According to the West Java chapter of the Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies (ASITA), European tourists have expressed concerns over the new coronavirus as the pneumonia-like disease has spread from China to Indonesia’s neighboring countries.“Singapore has recorded confirmed cases of [the coronavirus], while their flights [to Indonesia] are supposed to transit in Singapore,” ASITA West Java chapter head Budijanto Ardiansjah said on Friday as quoted by “Some European tourists have canceled their trips. They asked for confirmation whether Indonesia is safe [from the virus] or not and they have decided to postpone their visits until the outbreak subsides.”He declined to reveal just how many tourists have canceled their plans. In line with recent government policy, airlines have suspended their flights to and from China in response to the outbreak, subsequently affecting the visit of Chinese tourists, one of the largest contributor of foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia. The ASITA Bali chapter previously said that thousands of Chinese tourists had canceled their trips to Bali in the wake of the virus outbreak, which has killed more than 1,300 and spread to nearly 30 countries since it first emerged in the city of Wuhan in late December last year. Indonesia has no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus so far, though its neighboring countries have reported multiple positive diagnoses. Singapore, for instance, has confirmed that 67 people have been infected in the city-state as of Friday, The Strait Times reported.The cancelations came amid the West Java administration’s efforts to attract more European and American tourists to the province, which has a number of famous destinations such as the provincial capital of Bandung as well as Ciwidey regency. According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), a total of 1,565,200 European tourists visited Indonesia from January to September last year. The number showed a slight decline compared to the same period in 2018 when 1,566,900 Europeans visited the country. Budi conceded that West Java was still less enticing compared to Bali, saying that only 8 to 10 percent of tourists from Europe visiting Indonesia included West Java in their itineraries. He said West Java was still lacking in promotion despite the beauty of its nature and culture, which had become the main attractions for European tourists, including those from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.“European tourists are different from Asian tourists. Asian tourists like shopping, while Europeans are more into nature and the culture,” Budi said. ASITA has been mulling over strategy to attract more European tourists to visit West Java before going to Bali, such as by encouraging them to take trains from Jakarta to Bandung or to drop by Puncak in Bogor before continuing to Yogyakarta or Bali. (gis)Topics :last_img read more

Trump says no need for him to get coronavirus test

first_imgUS President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would be happy to get a coronavirus test but that he has been told there’s no need, despite having had contact with several lawmakers who chose to self-quarantine.”I feel extremely good. I feel very good but I guess it’s not a big deal to get tested and it’s something I would do,” Trump told reporters in Washington.However, the White House doctor declared there was “no reason to do it,” Trump added. “There’s no symptoms, no anything.” Trump’s health has come under the spotlight as the coronavirus spreads in the United States, with three Republican lawmakers who met with the president having being exposed recently to someone who had tested positive.One of those deciding to go into self-imposed quarantine was Trump’s pick for White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, although his test result was negative.Another, Matt Gaetz, who traveled with Trump on Air Force One on Monday, said Tuesday that he had also tested negative.Topics :last_img read more

Bulgaria drops controversial second-pillar pension payout proposal

first_imgBulgarian finance minister Vladislav Goranov has done a U-turn on a common asset payout pool for second-pillar pension fund retirees by dropping it from his ministry’s recent proposed amendments to the Social Insurance Code (SIC).The minister, however, is not backing down quietly.In statements made at a press conference at the end of May and published on the Finance Ministry’s website, Goranov said that, during the consultation period, “he had observed a wrong interpretation of the legislation proposed in connection with the payment of second-pillar pensions”, adding that the “nationalisation” of pension fund resources was never discussed in the ministry’s proposal.“The attempt to arouse fear among the Bulgarian citizens and to discuss the topic with some arguments whether the private property is protected makes us believe that, behind these motives, there is some other goal of those who are against the amendments to the law,” he said. Goranov was also dismissive about the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision on 27 May to refer the 2015 changes to the SIC to the Constitutional Court over the issue of the rights of the insured members to choose between the second and first pillars.The Supreme Administrative Court ruling, which is not subject to appeal, was admitted as a case by the Constitutional Court on 1 June.Goranov claimed the Supreme Administrative Court “displayed ignorance” of the pension system structure and that he “did not find any contradiction with the Constitution, as the right to choose is at the root of people’s freedoms”.While the Finance Ministry may have removed the most controversial proposed amendment, the other changes still stand and are set to be presented to Parliament before the completion of the asset quality review.These include changes to current asset regulations such as, in the case of second-pillar funds, permitting investments in sovereign bonds without credit ratings (up to 20% of the portfolio), international financial institutions (10%) and IPOs (1%).The limit on REITs doubles to 10%, while direct investment in real estate, currently limited to 5%, will be prohibited altogether because of the inherent risks in this class.The government, however – as the Bulgarian Association of Supplementary Pension Security Companies (BASPSC) has pointed out – has once again ignored its call to introduce multi-funds to mitigate risks for older fund members.The BASPSC has also taken issue with the proposed expanded role of the Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), the sector’s regulator.It has objected to the proposed requirement for pension fund companies that want to offer pension payouts to be re-licensed, a condition not applied to life insurance companies that enter this field.According to the FSC, as of the end of March, the second-pillar universal and professional funds had a collective membership of 3.8m and net assets of BGN8.7bn (€4.4bn).The respective figures for the third pillar were 605,705 and BGN851m.last_img read more

World’s First LNG-Fueled Bulker Delivered in South Korea

first_imgSouth Korea’s Ilshin Logistics has taken delivery of Ilshin Green Iris, the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier, from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Lloyd’s Register informed.With a dual class of Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register, the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code.The vessel is the result of a collaboration project, announced in July 2016, to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fueled bulkers.The ship has a Type ‘C’ LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500 cubic meters made of austenitic high manganese steel and located on the aft mooring deck. The material has a high manganese content and is specially designed for cryogenic LNG and liquefied gas storage applications. The properties and characteristics of the high-manganese steel, as well as the required welding technology and fuel tank design, have been proven suitable for cryogenics with the approval of LR, the classification society said.LR granted the certification of High Manganese Steel Welding Consumables, Welding Procedure Approval and Material Approval for the ship in July 2017.“I am very excited and proud to see the successful delivery of the world’s first 50,000 dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carrier with contribution from LR for the certification and approval (…) The successful delivery of the vessel should be a significant indication to the market of a reasonable and solid solution to the preparation for emission compliant eco-friendly designs,” JT Lee, LR’s Chief Representative & Marine Manager for Korea, commented.Flying the flag of South Korea, the 31,000 gross-ton Ilshin Green Iris has a market value of USD 22.25 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.last_img read more

Hughes has faith in Pennant

first_img Pennant was released by the club when his contract ended, but Pulis was replaced in the hotseat by Hughes in May and the Welshman offered the player a one-year deal to stay. He accepted and Hughes sees no reason why he cannot be a real asset for Stoke. “He’s been given another opportunity here,” said the Potters boss. “He loves the club, he didn’t want to leave. He thought possibly he would have to but things change very quickly in football and he’s got another chance. “I’m sure he’ll take it because he’s a good guy and he works hard. I think people sometimes get the wrong impression of Jermaine but he wants to play football and he wants to make an impression for us.” Pennant was unable to travel with Stoke for their pre-season tour of the US because of his criminal record but looked lively in his first outing against Wrexham on Sunday. Hughes said: “Unfortunately we couldn’t take him to America, everybody understands the circumstances, but he’s been with the under-21s and he’s been first class. “Glyn Hodges gave him a glowing report in terms of his attitude to the games he’s played and being in and around the under-21 guys. I was really pleased to hear that.” The winger joined the Potters three years ago from Real Zaragoza, initially on loan, but made only two appearances for the club last season, both in August. He was sent out on loan to Wolves by then Stoke manager Tony Pulis and was frozen out of the first-team picture when he returned in January. Press Association Another player who looks likely to benefit from Hughes’ appointment is midfielder Wilson Palacios. The Honduras international joined Stoke two years ago but has started only 18 games in all competitions in that time. Palacios has been linked with a move to Premier League newcomers Hull, but has been very involved in Hughes’ pre-season plans and played 45 minutes of the 1-0 friendly win over Wrexham. Hughes said: “He hasn’t really surprised me because my view was always that Wilson was a very good player and I was pleased he was still in the building. “Obviously he’s had a difficult time for whatever reason but he’s an accomplished player, a good international player who understands the role. He’s certainly in my thoughts.” Stoke begin their Premier League campaign against Liverpool at Anfield a week on Saturday. Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Jermaine Pennant to make the most of his second chance at the Britannia Stadium.last_img read more

Schlupp commits to Leicester

first_img “The 22-year-old Ghana international enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Barclays Premier League, which culminated in a double triumph at the club’s end of season awards, where he won the Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year titles.” The 22-year-old Ghana international, who has been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Aston Villa in recent weeks, played a key role in the Foxes’ successful Barclays Premier League survival last season and has been rewarded for his efforts. A statement issued via the club’s official website,, said: “Jeffrey Schlupp has committed his future to Leicester City by signing a new contract to keep him at King Power Stadium until June 2019. Jeffrey Schlupp has committed his future to Leicester by signing a new deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis to Officials: Laid-off Workers Should Get Retro Benefits

first_imgLaid-off workers in the Sunshine State should get money going retroactively to the day they tried to file, Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday.Since the middle of last month, thousands of workers who have been laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic have attempted to file claims with the Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) CONNECT system.In many cases, they were unable to access the overwhelmed system.DeSantis did not take action to make the additional payments a requirement. According to state law, benefits are typically calculated from the date an unemployment application is filed.“If someone was trying to apply last Wednesday and the system wasn’t really working, you should count that as the day,” the governor told reporters. He says he also shared that sentiment with the DEO.Had a very productive #COVID19 response roundtable this morning with @FLDEO Director Ken Lawson, @FloridaDMS Secretary Jonathan Satter and @FloridaRevenue Director Jim Zingale to ensure Floridians receive their assistance quicky.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 6, 2020 In recent days, the state has reassigned hundreds of government employees to help process claims. It is also establishing a system to distribute and receive paper applications, which are already available through some libraries.Additionally, Gov. DeSantis has hired a private call center firm, waived several requirements that applicants must meet in order to expedite the filing process, and had more than 70 servers added to the state’s unemployment system to handle the large number of claims being submitted.last_img read more

The Latest: ACC expects only slight revenue hit this year

first_img“The truth is we don’t know what scenario is coming,” Stearns said Thursday outside a hospital as the Brewers helped donate meals to hospital workers.“We will be prepared,” he added. “If we get the go-ahead from public health officials, if we get the go-ahead from governmental officials, if the necessary agreements can be reached, we will be prepared and we’ll get it going.”The Brewers are working with other companies and local firefighters to help provide 1,000 meals to workers at Milwaukee-area hospitals. Stearns spoke after food was given to employees at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center.___West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee vows that the Mountaineers will play football this fall “even if I have suit up.” Instead of watching from the sideline at a minicamp practice, Cass was in his home Thursday morning, speaking in a teleconference arranged by The United Way. He noted that in a normal year on this date, there would be 90 players having breakfast at the team headquarters.Cass said the team sill plans to open training camp and start the season on time, but it “may have to make adjustments.”___The IOC says it is setting aside $800 million for loans and payments arising from the pandemic that forced the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be postponed.International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says $150 million will be available for loans to sports governing bodies and national Olympic committees. They were due payments this year for the Tokyo Games, which are now scheduled to open in July 2021. May 14, 2020 ___Auburn University President Jay Gogue predicts the Tigers will play football this season.Gogue told incoming freshmen in a video Wednesday, “We’re going to have football this fall.”Gogue didn’t offer any details in the short video about how the games would be played and did not discuss whether fans would be in the stands. But the Auburn president predicted the coronavirus pandemic won’t keep the campus from having “all the activities that we have every fall.”He said Auburn will reopen classes on campus and have fraternity and sorority and club activities. The Latest: ACC expects only slight revenue hit this year ___Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle and the school’s five highest-paid head coaches have agreed to take a 10% pay cut for the first six months of the upcoming fiscal year to help offset revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.Coyle announced the pay cuts on Thursday for him, football coach P.J. Fleck, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen, men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko and volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon. The group of six previously took a one-week voluntary salary reduction, enacted last month. The university said the combined savings from the reductions will be about $615,000. Fleck is the highest earner, at $4.6 million in 2020.“I appreciate their dedication to Minnesota and willingness to help in a time of financial uncertainty,” Coyle said.The next fiscal year starts on July 1. Coyle told the Board of Regents last week that the department is on pace to finish the current fiscal year with a $4 million deficit. The 2019-20 operating budget for Gophers sports was $123 million. The athletic department has projected a loss of up to $75 million of expected revenue under the worst-case scenario of a canceled 2020 football season. A milder hit of $30 million in lost income is forecast if football games are played without fans. Zuurmond says because of the coronavirus, the KNVB “had to take a decision with its back to the wall. Doing nothing was not an option.”According to the ruling, the KNVB had to act in the interest of all clubs. Zuurmond says it is “very bitter for Cambuur and De Graafschap, but that is not enough to overturn the decision.”The decision marked the first time a court has ruled in a legal challenge to a one of the major European leagues’ coronavirus stoppages.The Netherlands on April 24 became the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. But clubs that felt disadvantaged by the terms immediately announced plans to launch legal battles.___ The group of medical professionals began meeting by video conference in April, the SEC said Thursday. They provide regular updates to SEC presidents, chancellors and athletic directors.Conference members will have to approve any policy changes related to a return to practices, workouts, meetings and competition.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said the task force “has begun to provide the guidance necessary to make decisions related to the return to athletics activities for SEC student-athletes and to assist in our collaboration with colleague conferences in determining a safe return to athletics competition.”___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The game against Wolfsburg was to be Herrlich’s first game in charge of 14th-place Augsburg. He was appointed in March but had yet to oversee a game because the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Augsburg says Herrlich will take charge of training again only after twice testing negative for the coronavirus.___Milwaukee Brewers general manager David Stearns says he hopes a potential return of Major League Baseball from a pandemic-imposed hiatus could “provide a diversion” and be “part of the solution to what everyone is going through right now.”Stearns emphasized that it would need to be done “in a safe and responsible manner.” ___IndyCar officials have announced NBC will air a four-hour program on May 24, the original date of this year’s Indianapolis 500, that will look back at last year’s race.Mike Tirico will interview race winner Simon Pagenaud and runner-up Alexander Rossi during the broadcast.This year’s Indy 500 has been rescheduled for Aug. 23.“While this Memorial Day weekend will certainly be different, we’re pleased to join our partners at NBC Sports in continuing this tradition through this special TV presentation,” Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles said in a statement. “We look forward to recognizing both our military and frontline COVID-19 heroes while providing motorsports fans some intense and behind-the-scenes IndyCar action through the race replay.” Pre-race coverage will include honoring frontline workers during the pandemic as well as the military traditions associated with the 500. The program also will preview this year’s season opener, which is scheduled for June 6 at Texas.___The Baltimore Ravens intend to compensate stadium workers if NFL games are played before a limited numbers of fans — or no one at all — due to social distancing requirements during the coronavirus pandemic.Ravens president Dick Cass says the team is working on a program to provide for the estimated 3,300 people employed a typical game day.“If we don’t have that kind of staff because we have a reduced crowd at the stadium, we are planning on creating an employees’ assistance fund,” Cass said, noting that “we have not terminated or laid off or furloughed anybody and we don’t intend to.” He later apologized.___A judge has upheld the Dutch soccer association’s decision to scrap relegation and promotion from or to the top-flight Eredivisie as it cut short the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.The top two clubs in the second-tier Keuken Kampioen Division, Cambuur Leeuwarden and De Graafschap Doetinchem, launched a legal challenge to the April 24 decision, seeking to seal promotion in court.In a ruling streamed live Thursday, Judge Hans Zuurmond rejected their arguments, saying the Dutch association, the KNVB, has the power to make such a decision. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says the league expects to distribute nearly all of its projected revenues to member schools for this school year despite the shutdown of college sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in,” the 76-year-old Gee joked in an interview with WOWK-TV broadcast this week. “But I think again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans and what is healthy for our student athletes. But I do believe that we will play football.”Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports.It’s not the first time a statement by Gee has turned heads.The then-Ohio State president was criticized in 2010 for saying TCU and Boise State didn’t belong in the BCS title game even if they ran the table because of weak schedules, referring to lesser opponents generally as “Little Sisters of the Poor.” In 2012 he took a shot at Notre Dame in a meeting of Ohio State’s athletic counsel, saying that the school was never invited to join the Big Ten because its priests are not good partners. “Those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, he said. The British government says it is helping the Premier League resume in June but it wants the finances to flow throughout English soccer and more fans to be able to watch games on television.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held talks on Thursday with soccer authorities as the national coronavirus lockdown starts to be eased. The pandemic will continue to prevent any fans from attending matches if sports events do restart in June after being suspended in March.Dowden says “the government is opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June. This should include widening access for fans to view live coverage and ensure finances from the game’s resumption supports the wider football family.”In a statement, Dowden says soccer authorities need to finalize their plans before government approval will be given for leagues to start up again.Players are still having to maintain social distancing in training, but contact is expected to be allowed if there is no new spike in COVID-19 cases nationally. In a video conference with reporters Thursday, Swofford said the league expects to distribute “98%” of its projected totals to league schools. He didn’t discuss specific amounts.“Given the circumstances, we feel pretty good about that actually,” Swofford said.The NCAA announced in March that it would distribute $225 million in June to 350 Division I schools after the cancellation of its men’s basketball tournament, much less than the original plan of $600 million.But Swofford said the league has offset some losses in savings for canceled championship events as well as less travel and other expenses. Additionally, Swofford said the league expects to be “somewhat ahead” of its projections for its ESPN-partnered TV channel, which launched in August.The league was already depending on the ACC Network to help close a growing financial gap with other power conferences. Swofford said the network ultimately was able to broadcast nearly all of its revenue-generating events, from the completed football season to a basketball schedule that lost the final seven games of the ACC men’s tournament. Associated Press IOC chief operating officer Lana Haddad says a breakdown of how the $650 million could be allocated will be formulated in the months ahead. It was unclear how much of the money would go to Tokyo organizers.The Swiss government announced Wednesday that Olympic sports federations based in the country can apply for federal loans. The IOC will put up half the money for those loans, with federal and state authorities providing 25% each.___The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force to advise the league and member schools on decisions about resuming sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.The SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force represents the league’s 14 universities. The Southeastern Conference has formed a task force of medical professionals from the 14 member institutions to discuss the best ways to resume sports.___Augsburg coach Heiko Herrlich will miss his team’s first game when the German soccer league resumes Saturday because he broke quarantine rules to buy toiletries.Herrlich said earlier Thursday that he left the team’s hotel briefly to visit a supermarket in search of toothpaste and skin cream.Hours later he said he would miss Saturday’s game because “in this situation I have not lived up to my position as a role model to my team and to the public.”last_img read more

Pakistan’s Abid, Azam hit tons to brighten drawn Test

first_imgLAHORE (Reuters) – Abid Ali and Babar Azam each hit a century to light up the final day of Pakistan’s first Test at home in a decade against Sri Lanka as the weather-hit match at Rawalpindi ended in a drab draw on Sunday.Rain and bad light did not allow full play on any of the previous four days since Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat but Pakistan’s supporters still packed the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on the final day amid bright sunshine.There was ample entertainment on offer for the crowd as Abid became the only male cricketer to hit a century on his debut in both the test and one-day international formats.Azam also added to his burgeoning reputation as one of world’s top upcoming batsmen, completing his third Test hundred after knocks of 104 and 97 in his last two Tests in Australia.Abid, who scored a ton in his ODI debut against Australia at Dubai in March, remained unbeaten on 109 while Azam was 102 not out as Pakistan reached 252 for two when the stumps were drawn.Shan Masood and captain Azhar Ali missed out for the hosts, who picked up 20 points for the draw – their first in the World Test Championship, having lost 2-0 in Australia. Sri Lanka also picked up 20 points to take their total to 80.The recently-launched WTC sees the top nine test nations face-off over a two-year period, scoring points based on their success and culminating in a final at Lord’s in June 2021.Earlier, Sri Lanka declared their first innings closed on 308 for six immediately after batsman Dhananjaya de Silva completed his sixth Test century.Right-hander De Silva, stuck on 87 since the third day, reached his mark with a sublime cover drive off fast bowler Mohammad Abbas and remained unbeaten on 102.Dilruwan Perera was not out on 16 when Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne called the pair in to allow his bowlers to have a go at Pakistan’s batsmen.The two-match series marks Pakistan’s first Tests on home soil since a militant attack in 2009 on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore.The teams will next travel to Karachi for the second and final Test from Thursday.SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne lbw Shaheen Afridi 59Oshada Fernando c Haris Sohail b Naseem Shah 40Kusal Mendis c Mohammad Rizwan b Usman Shinwari 10Angelo Mathews c Asad Shafiq b Naseem Shah 31Dinesh Chandimal b Mohammad Abbas 2Dhananjaya de Silva Not Out 102Niroshan Dickwella c Babar Azam b Shaheen Afridi 33Dilruwan Perera Not Out 16Extras 5b 7lb 3nb 0pen 0w 15Total (97.0 overs) 308 declFall of Wickets : 1-96 Karunaratne, 2-109 Fernando, 3-120 Mendis, 4-127 Chandimal, 5-189 Mathews, 6-256 DickwellaDid Not Bat : Fernando, Rajitha, KumaraBowling: Mohammad Abbas 27 – 9 – 72 – 1, Shaheen Afridi 22- 7- 58 – 2 (3nb),Usman Shinwari 15 – 4 – 54 – 1, Naseem Shah 27 – 5 – 92 – 2,………………………………………………..PAKISTAN 1st inningsShan Masood c Dinesh Chandimal b Kasun Rajitha 0Abid Ali Not Out 109Azhar Ali c Dimuth Karunaratne b Lahiru Kumara 36Babar Azam Not Out 102Extras 2b 0lb 2nb 0pen 1w 5Total (70.0 overs) 252-2Fall of Wickets : 1-3 Khan, 2-90 AliDid Not Bat : Sohail, Shafiq, Rizwan, Shinwari, Abbas, Shah, AfridiBowling: Kasun Rajitha 6 – 2 – 5 – 1 (1nb), Vishwa Fernando 13 – 1 – 49 – 0 ( 1w),Lahiru Kumara 14 – 4 – 46 – 1, Dilruwan Perera 24 – 0 – 85 – 0, Dhananjaya de Silva 11- 0- 48 – 0 (1nb)last_img read more

Buhari Mourns Oyebanji

first_imgBy Omololu Ogunmade in AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari last night in Abuja expressed sorrow over the passage of veteran sports journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji. He was 62.The president’s media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, said the president condoled with Oyebanji’s family, friends and colleagues, particularly at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he worked for 35 years and made his mark as a sportscaster. According to Adesina, Buhari recalled that the deceased was very good at his art, and would be sorely missed by the sporting community.He also said Buhari prayed God to grant Oyebanji’s soul eternal rest, and comfort all who mourn him.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Muhammadu Buharlast_img