COVID-19: Jakarta to impose progressive fines for not wearing masks in public

first_imgThe city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has been tasked to enforce the regulation, with possible assistance from the National Police and Indonesian Military (TNI).“Satpol PP personnel will record the names, addresses and identification numbers of violators in a database or information system,” the regulation states.Read also: Jokowi orders nationwide enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, sanctionsThe regulation was issued amid rising COVID-19 cases the capital. The national epicenter of the outbreak, Jakarta recorded 657 new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 32,267, according to the central government’s official tally.Despite the increase, many Jakartans are still ignoring health protocols. According to Satpol PP data, the city has collected Rp 1.7 billion in fines from 11,680 violators as of Thursday, based on a previous regulation that fines people Rp 250,000 for not wearing a face mask in public. More than 80,000 people have also been required to do community service as part of the penalty.“We hope that the fine can give a deterrent effect so Jakartans will follow the rules better,” Jakarta Satpol PP chief Arifin told kompas.com on Friday.Topics : The Jakarta administration will start enforcing progressive fines for residents who do not wear a face mask in public as the capital struggles to curb COVID-19 transmissions.The newly issued Gubernatorial Regulation No. 79/2020 states that violators will be fined Rp 250,000 (US$16.92) or required to participate in 60 minutes of community service.The fine will be increased to Rp 500,000 or 120 minutes of community service for those who are caught violating the regulation a second time. Third-time offenders will be required to pay a Rp 750,000 fine or 180 minutes of community service, while the fourth and subsequent violations will result in a Rp 1 million fine or 240 minutes of community service.last_img read more

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka Statement The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch.My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply.People have said things like, ‘We will break your legs’, ‘Kill your wife’ and ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer’. That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.In this situation, I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy. That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought.My wish is that we get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to captain Arsenal in the absence of Ganit Xhaka against Wolves (Picture: Getty)‘In the stadium sometimes it’s normal when we aren’t winning that they respond with some criticism. It’s normal to coach and players.‘Also a lot of players sometimes receive that criticism in the stadium and when you recover with a good performance they forget that and applaud the players and team.‘That’s our objective. To connect with the people, to win and respond the supporters to us, helping us in 90 minutes. This is our target tomorrow.’Should Granit Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMORE: Mesut Ozil ‘unhappy’ with Arsenal situation, reveals Sead Kolasinac Granit Xhaka issued a statement following his actions during last weekend’s draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed he is not planning to select Granit Xhaka ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday.The club captain stormed off the pitch during last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, throwing the armband to the floor and hurling abuse at his own supporters after they had ironically cheered his substitutionXhaka released a statement on Thursday explaining, rather than apologising for, his actions but Emery intends to keep his skipper out of the firing line for the visit of Wolves to the Emirates Stadium.‘The first is the person,’ said Emery at his pre-match press conference.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The human, like everyone, feels. Xhaka’s issues last week is one issue that needs time. He needs time to recover the normality in him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He is training. He didn’t play in Liverpool for me he is continuing, above all [we are] focusing on tomorrow.‘He said sorry. He gave apologies to the supporters and everybody. Now is the focus on tomorrow’s match.’ Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 1:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Comment On the abuse players receive online and how they should look to deal with it, Emery added: ‘Everybody maybe we have some social media on our phone, on our internet, on our web.‘Really to use it is only being intelligent. We can respect the people on social media but we have to separate how much is real. Every supporter is not following that.‘For me the best supporters or the good response is how the supporters respond in our stadium. We have a lot of supporters around the world and we respect them but the real response is in the stadium.last_img read more

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Lucas Torreira’s agent tells Mikel Arteta to make decision on Arsenal star’s future

first_img Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-discusses-changes-arsenal-2238696/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.AC Milan and Fiorentina have also expressed an interest in bringing the combative former Sampdoria star back to Serie A and Torreira’s representative has asked Arsenal to make their intentions clear. ‘There are many requests for information, but nothing official yet, so there are no written offers on the table,’ Pablo Bentancur told Calciomercato.com.‘The player is training with Arsenal, they own him, he is one of the few cases of athletes who arrive in England and immediately play 50 games in a row.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘After a nasty injury, he didn’t require surgery, but the recovery process was still tricky and took a while. Now the coach and Arsenal must work out if they need Torreira or not.‘Football has to be divided into two parts, the sporting and the economic areas. In sporting terms, Torreira is perfect for Torino and he’d reunite with Marco Giampaolo after their time at Sampdoria.‘At the same time, we must be realistic and admit Arsenal will have some very big demands, while Lucas’ salary is also a bit too high for Torino.’MORE: Paul Merson urges Arsenal to make ‘big statement’ by completing Gabriel Magalhaes transferMORE: Gabriel Martinelli offers verdict on Arsenal signing WillianFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Aug 2020 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement Lucas Torreira’s future at Arsenal remains unclear (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira’s agent has urged Mikel Arteta to make a definitive decision on the Arsenal midfielder’s future. The Uruguay international impressed during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign when he was restored to his customary role at the base of Arsenal’s midfield, having been deployed in a more attacking position by Unai Emery.Torreira suffered a serious ankle injury during an FA Cup win at Portsmouth in March and by the time he had recovered he found it hard to force his way back into the starting XI, given the form of Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta had hoped to strengthen his midfield this summer but with Ceballos having returned to Real Madrid and there being little to no transfer interest in the exiled Matteo Guendouzi, the Spaniard’s plans appear to be on hold.ADVERTISEMENTA deal for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey appears to be beyond Arsenal’s financial means, but the club are said to have explored the option of a swap deal with Roma involving Torreira and Amadou Diawara. Lucas Torreira’s agent tells Mikel Arteta to make decision on Arsenal star’s futurelast_img read more

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Teacher Makes Case For Raising Minimum Salary in Call with Gov. Wolf

first_img Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Governor Tom Wolf called a Washington County teacher to discuss his plan to raise the minimum teacher salary in Pennsylvania from $18,500 to $45,000 per year. The teacher is one of more than 3,200 who would benefit from the salary increase statewide.“Providing high-quality education is one of my priorities, and that includes making sure we can attract and retain talented teachers,” said Gov. Wolf. “Raising the teacher salary to $45,000 would lift financial strain from our teachers, allowing them to direct their attention more fully to educating young Pennsylvanians.”I’m still fighting for an increase in minimum teacher pay to $45,000.Teachers like Joe dedicate their lives to shaping Pennsylvania’s future.But the base salary for teachers has been $18,500 since the 1980s. This is an injustice and it must end. pic.twitter.com/leTFGKtWju— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February 26, 2020Pennsylvania arbitrarily sets minimum compensation for Pennsylvania teachers and other education professionals, including counselors and school nurses, at a 1980s-level of $18,500 per year, or $8.90. This salary assumes a 40-hour workweek, even though most educators spend many hours out of the classroom preparing lesson plans and reviewing student assignments. Gov. Wolf’s proposal to raise the minimum teacher salary in Pennsylvania to $45,000 per year better aligns the commonwealth with other states and today’s cost of living, helping to attract the best teachers for Pennsylvania’s children.View a video of the call on Facebook or Twitter. Teacher Makes Case For Raising Minimum Salary in Call with Gov. Wolf February 26, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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PensionsEurope calls on EC to tackle regulatory risk in infrastructure

first_imgNational and EU policymakers should address regulatory constraints and risks, such as subsidy changes, that are deterring or preventing pension funds from investing in alternative assets such as infrastructure and venture capital, according to PensionsEurope. The European pension fund association bemoaned the lack of infrastructure investment opportunities and said political and regulatory risks could be major barriers to pension funds’ investing in infrastructure over the long term.It called on policymakers at the national and EU level to “ensure a stable regulatory and fiscal framework” for infrastructure investment, although it added that pension funds themselves could take matters into their hands.It cited as an example the creation of the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) in the UK, which pools investment from a number of pension funds.  The PiP received its UK regulatory authorisation in mid-January, having by then mobilised commitments to invest £1bn (€1.3bn), half of its £2bn target size.PensionsEurope noted that infrastructure investments were often made in the context of public assets, in some cases incorporating state subsidies.Such investments require a “stable” public and legal environment over the long term.“Variability in those areas may significantly reduce investor confidence and willingness to invest,” it said.“Reducing subsidies during the life-time of a project could significantly curtail the advantages of these types of investments.”The illiquid and long-term nature of infrastructure investments underscores the importance of stability, it said.PensionsEurope cited “the many shifts” of tariffs for solar energy projects in the EU as an example of political and regulatory risks that could reduce the appeal of infrastructure investments.It cited the UK government’s current consideration of reducing feed-in tariffs for small installations, changes in Spain in 2012-13 to the policy on a guaranteed price for renewable electricity, and plans in Norway to “drastically” reduce transmission fees for gas pipelines.PensionsEurope also called for a better definition of infrastructure investments “to help to support industry-wide best practices or standards for contractual documentation for long-term project financing”.The association also addressed other non-traditional asset classes in its response to the European Commission’s call for evidence on the EU financial services regulatory framework.It said “unnecessary regulatory constraints on financing” were also affecting pension fund investment in venture capital and European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs).European venture capital funds (EuVECA) have existed since 2013, but there are too few, and the ones that do exist fail to meet pension funds’ basic diversification requirements, said Pensions Europe.The local implementation and promotion of EuVECA should be corrected to allow pension funds to use the vehicles, the association said.The EU ELTIF regulation, meanwhile, has not been fully transposed into local legislation and/or regulation for pension funds, it said, which creates problems.It gave as an example that, in German local pension fund regulation, an ELTIF would be considered an equity vehicle, even if it carried only debt investments.last_img read more

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​Swedish pension boss calls for more action on the gender pension gap

first_imgThe chief executive of Sweden’s KPA Pension has called for more affirmative action to bring about gender equality in pension outcomes.Britta Burreau pressed the issue directly at a recent meeting with the Swedish minister for social affairs, Annika Strandhäll.The pension fund, which covers staff at local authorities, said that women’s pensions are on average worth 67% of the value of men’s pensions on retirement.KPA Pension has been campaigning for action to change the impact of women taking more responsibility for home and family tasks than men, which eventually feeds through into lower pensions. Annika Strandhäll, Sweden’s social affairs ministerAt Burreau’s recent meeting on the matter with Strandhäll, the pension fund said the minister talked about the government’s planned investments for stronger pensions and said equal pensions were a key issue for the government.The fund, which ran SEK172bn (€15.9bn) in assets at the end of 2018, said that roughly 80% of its 1.8m customers were women.The gender gap in pensions cemented an unequal society, KPA added.KPA Pension released a humorous TV advert last year highlighting the responsibility that fathers also have for their children, in which a child turns up to school without her gym bag.The Swedish prime minister has since cited the school gym bag as a symbol of pension inequality.Earlier this year, Swedish pension and insurance group Länsförsäkringar published data that showed women received an average of SEK4,114 a month less in pensions than men.The company said that, according to figures from the Swedish National Mediation Office, women had nearly the same salary as men, but a real gap could be found in pensions that are based on an individual’s income.The study attributed the difference to womens’ absence from the labour market, which includes factors such as the increased number of women in part-time work, but largely the fact that women take parental leave more frequently than men.Last year a UK report from labour union Prospect showed the gender pensions gap in the UK to be 39.5% – approximately £7,000 (€8,000) a year. Burreau said: “It is in the workplace and in the division of responsibility for home and family that the changes need to take place, as the pension system as such is equal.”last_img read more

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Ferus Smit launches Thun Tankers’ LNG-fueled vessel

first_imgImage courtesy of Ferus Smit ShipyardThun Tankers, a member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance, said its LNG-fueled chemical tanker Thun Eos was launched at the Ferus Smit Shipyard in Westerbroek, The Netherlands.The vessel, Nb 443, named Thun Eos is the first vessel in a series of four E-class oil/chemical tankers, the company said in a statement, with the design being a further development of Thun Tankers’ existing fleet.The ship will measure 7999 DW tons and 9540 cubic meters of cubic volume in nine coated cargo tanks, suited for MARPOL and IMO type II chemical cargoes.The main engine provided by Wärtsilä can operate on LNG or gas oil, Thun Tankers said. The vessel is 115 meters long, 15.8 meters wide and has a 6.95-meter draft.Thun Eos, together with its the remainder of the ice-class 1A vessels in the series are expected to be capable of handling the year-round sailing conditions in the Baltic Sea.last_img read more

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Humanitarian situation worsens in South Sudan

first_imgEgypt sends humanitarian aid to South Sudan Related South Sudan Stalemate As South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir considers the peace deal, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains dire. And with reports of renewed fighting, it’s likely to get worse. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports. UNHCR Concerned on the Humanitarian Situation in South Sudanlast_img

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A public lecture to celebrate Caricom-Cuba Day in Dominica

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussions LocalNews A public lecture to celebrate Caricom-Cuba Day in Dominica by: – December 8, 2011 Sharecenter_img President of the Dominica Cuba Friendship Association, Frankie Lowe .The achievements, challenges and relationship between Cuba and Dominica will be examined during a Public Lecture carded for Thursday evening, to mark Caricom-Cuba Day in Dominica.This year marks the 39th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations of Cuba with Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, which took place on December 8th, 1972. The Heads of State and Government of Cuba and CARICOM who met in their first summit in Havana in December 2002, established that December 8th will be observed as the CARICOM-Cuba Day and in commemoration to this date, summit meetings will be held every three years.Dominica’s Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Alba Coordinator, Dr Philbert Aaron will be the presenter at Thursday’s lecture carded for 7:00pm at the Baracoon Building in Roseau.President of the Dominica Cuba Friendship Association, Mr Frankie Lowe says that the observance is of great significance to Dominica.He noted that the achievements celebrated today as a result of Dominica’s relations with Cuba can be many.“We see it as important in sensitizing the general public on why the Dominica Cuba Friendship Association is in existence and the whole relation with Cuba and Caricom. It is important to know and for us in the Caribbean to remember that we have profited and benefitted from the relationship. It brings to mind several things to include the scholarships that Cuba has given to Caricom-member states. For Dominica alone we have about 400 professionals now trained through scholarships by Cuba. We also have a medical collaboration where we had the establishment of the nursing school, the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit. Cuba was also very instrumental in providing medical support to Haiti following the earthquake there”.Mr Lowe said that while the Caribbean region faces political, economic, social and natural challenges, which require a united attention, the association is poised on building a movement with students who continue to benefit under the Cuba-Dominica friendship.“The challenges we have here in Dominica is to get past students who have actually benefited from the programmes to be part of the movement to foster social and economical change. It is proving very difficult to get students to be part of the movement. I think we need to remember that in the good book it says that God doesn’t like an ungrateful people and an ungrateful nation. It is important that we are grateful, that we meet and discuss and even socialize; so the problem really is here rather than the other side”. Cuba highly appreciates that CARICOM countries share a clear position against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba and openly express themselves publicly in this regard.The Dominica Cuba Friendship Association continues to support the government of Dominica’s stance on the embargo.“It is known that we as an association as well as the government of Dominica has made several presentations to the UN and other regional bodies and we think that it is time that the embargo be lifted. We are in support against the embargo and we think that there is no moral justification to have the embargo against Cuba. We think that it is high time that the embargo is lifted”.Out of the 19 countries of the region that expressed their rejection against the blockade in their speeches at the 66 session of the United Nations General Assembly, 10 are members of CARICOM, including Dominica.The Dominica Cuba Friendship Association will culminate the celebrations with a ‘Latin Night’ fundraising activity at the Marinor Complex at River Estate, Canefield on Friday, December 9th, 2011 from 9:00pm. Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

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Dakar: Sainz stretches lead after navigating stage 10

first_imgSpanish veteran Carlos Sainz stretched his lead atop the overall Dakar Rally standings by winning the 10th stage through the dunes of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter on Wednesday. Dakar Rally debutant Fernando Alonso, the two-time former Formula One champion, lost more than an hour on stage 10 after double rolling his Toyota, an accident that saw the Spaniard carry on driving with no windscreen The 57-year-old Mini driver clocked 2hr 03min 43sec on a stage shortened by high winds to a 233km special between Haradh and Shubaytah, finishing ahead of Poland’s Jakub Przygonski (mini) and South African Giniel de Villier (Toyota). Sainz took full advantage of navigational problems by closest rivals Nasser Al-Attiyah, the defending champion, and France’s ‘Mr. Dakar’, Stephane Peterhansel. Peterhansel, who has won the Dakar 13 times (seven times in a car and six times on a bike), finished 11min 48sec off Sainz’s pace, while Qatar’s Al-Attiyah was further back, at 17:46. The result means Sainz, with two stages to go, now sits 18:10 ahead of Al-Attiyah and 18:26 in front of Peterhansel. “It was a dangerous stage with lots of difficult dunes,” Peterhansel said. “Several kilometres before the neutralised section, we got completely lost with Nasser and other drivers. Some drivers got there at the right time, when we eventually found the right way and gained a lot of time. “In the end, it’s a good stage for my team-mate Carlos who has opened up a gap on Nasser, whilst we have got a bit closer to Nasser even if we are still in third position.” Dakar debutant Fernando Alonso, the two-time former Formula One champion, lost more than an hour after double rolling his Toyota, an accident that saw the Spaniard carry on driving with no windscreen. American Ricky Brabec increased his lead in the general standings of the motorbike category with a second-placed finish. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift OwnsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Loading… Read Also: Dakar Rally: Peterhansel edges Al-Attiyah in stage 9 The HRC rider now leads Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) by 25 minutes and stage winner Joan Barreda of Spain by 27 minutes. Thursday’s penultimate stage 11 sees competitors negotiate 744km, featuring a 379km special, from Shubaytah back to Haradh. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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