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first_imgShe came down with a fever and cough on April 13 before being admitted to the Porth Health Centre (PHC) Hospital in Surabaya on April 20 and undergoing a swab test a day later. On April 28, doctors told her she had tested positive for COVID-19.She was allowed to return home on May 17 after doctors declared her free of the disease.“She recovered because she was disciplined in maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said on Friday, as quoted by also: COVID-19 kills elderly, haunts the young in IndonesiaKamtin’s family members have self-isolated after having had direct contact with her.According to Indonesian health authorities, as of Saturday, the 60-and-above age group accounted for 15 percent of total COVID-19 cases and 44 percent of deaths.The Health Ministry had recorded a total of 25,773 COVID-19 confirmed cases nationwide as of Saturday, with 1,573 deaths and 7,015 recoveries. East Java has been one of the hardest-hit regions across the archipelago, with 4,613 confirmed cases. (dpk)Topics : A 100-year-old woman in Surabaya, East Java, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending a month in the hospital.The woman, identified as Kamtin, was the country’s oldest COVID-19 patient.last_img read more

first_img314 Stanley Street, North WardWhile this spacious family home is located within one of Townsville’s most desirable school catchment areas, the property also comes with a bucket load of potential.To be offered as two registered lots with a total land area of 1012 sq m, the sky is the limit for the future owners of this property. The substantial sized residence also comprising four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an excellent outdoor entertainment area while at the rear of the home, Lot 2, is an individual elevated site ready for further development or subdivision. The property will be auctioned at 10am, today on-site. Final inspection commences at 9.30am 314 Stanley Street, North WardSPACE and opportunity collide at this magnificent North Ward home which is expected to draw a reasonable crowd at auction today.With a total of 24 inspections since the property’s launch three weeks ago and four registered bidders received by Tuesday afternoon, this week, listing agent Garry Byrnes said the home had field interest from families and investors alike. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020314 Stanley Street, North Ward“314 Stanley Street is a classic example of where a large amount of buyer inquiry and inspections comes from families seeking a lifestyle where it’s more desirable to enjoy the local attractions in a rapidly increasing ‘time poor’ situation,” he said. “Families are much more preferring to live closer in and avoid wasted hours travelling to and from schools/sporting facilities, week in week out.”last_img read more

first_imgIn the tender notice, the PPF said: “The board is seeking to procure a licence for an economic scenario generator for use in assumption-generation for a range of medium and long-term modelling.”It said the company it picked would have to be able to provide a “real-world calibration of an appropriate time frame, including outputs for a sufficiently broad range of asset classes given the investment strategy of the board and the pension schemes it protects”. These outputs should also allow it to project the liabilities, it said.The applicant should be able to provide a regular, well-justified and researched ‘house view’ calibration, the PPF said, though it added that the solution should also be flexible, making user-defined calibrations possible, too.“As well as appropriate technical functionality, the successful candidate will also provide technical support, training and knowledge sharing, committing to a range of SLAs (service-level agreements) and regular feedback sessions to ensure client satisfaction,” the fund said.The contract is expected to last three years, with the option to extend for a further two 12-month periods, according to the notice.The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 16 October.Separately, the PPF announced that its 2016-17 levy estimate would be set at £615m, lower than last year’s estimate of £635m. David Taylor, the fund’s general counsel, said the reduction reflected improvements in the Experian scores that scheme employers and guarantors were receiving.But he added that this had been balanced by a deterioration in the smoothed scheme funding levels the fund uses to set levies.The PPF also said it had published the 2016-17 levy consultation document, and that the consultation period would end on 22 October. The UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has put out an EU tender notice in search of a company to provide an economic scenario generator, used to come up with the large set of scenarios needed for a stochastic, or random probability, analysis.The PPF, which has £22.6bn (€31.2bn) in assets and was set up to shield pension scheme members from corporate collapses, said the tender was not related to the performance of its current provider Barrie & Hibbert, which is now part of the Moody’s Corporation.The fund said it had been using Barrie & Hibbert since July 2006 and was now simply testing the market to see what other providers were offering.The PPF said it wanted either to hire a new provider or to renew the contract with Barrie & Hibbert by April 2016.last_img read more

first_imgThe UK regulator has introduced a workaround for the country’s local government pension scheme (LGPS) to avoid European rules that could have forced some funds into a potential fire sale of assets.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday published a 1,068-page policy document regarding the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). In it, the watchdog added wording to the rules making it easier for LGPS schemes to be “opted up” to professional investor status. MiFID II requires all local authorities to be treated as retail clients by their asset managers, which would severely restrict their ability to invest in illiquid asset classes. While it was introduced to protect the treasury management functions of local governments across Europe, it raised concerns within the LGPS that it would hamper efforts to pool assets and boost infrastructure spending.After lobbying from the LGPS Advisory Board, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Investment Association, the FCA made changes to the “quantitative” and “qualitative” tests for clients to be classified as professional. On the quantitative test, the FCA introduced a criterion allowing all LGPS administering authorities to be opted up if they run at least £10m (€11.4m) – even the smallest LGPS funds have more than £200m in assets.Asset managers must also assess the “expertise, experience, and knowledge” of their clients in order to opt them up to professional status. MiFID II refers to an individual person, but the FCA’s policy statement made it clear that “firms may take a collective view of the expertise, experience and knowledge of committee members, taking into account any assistance from authority officers and external advisers where it contributes to the expertise, experience and knowledge of those making the decisions”.The regulator added: “Given different governance arrangements, we cannot be prescriptive, but we would stress the importance of firms exercising judgement and ensuring that they understand the arrangements of the local authority and the clear purpose of this test. It remains a test of the individual, or respectively the individuals who are ultimately making the investment decisions, but governance and advice arrangements supporting those individuals can inform and contribute to the firm’s assessment.”The implementation phaseThe LGPS Advisory Board welcomed the FCA’s decisions as a “significant step in the right direction”.Despite the concessions to LGPS funds, there remains a significant administration burden for the pension funds and asset managers in the coming months before MiFID II is implemented on 1 January.“We are less than six months away from these changes coming into force and we need to make sure we are focused.”Joe Dabrowski, PLSAJeff Houston, the LGA’s head of pensions, told IPE the focus of the various parties involved would immediately switch to implementation. The LGPS and LGA have already begun working with the Investment Association and other bodies, including representatives of the private equity and infrastructure sectors, to put together a questionnaire for asset managers to use when opting out LGPS clients.Houston said that, while the FCA’s change to the quantitative test had essentially made it a “tick box” exercise, asset managers still needed to be satisfied that each local authority client had the necessary collective expertise to be a professional client, and understood the implications of such a move.Nick Buckland, senior investment consultant in JLT Employee Benefits’ LGPS team, said: “What we are conscious of is there is still a significant amount of administration involved, especially for pension funds with lots of alternatives managers.”Traditional managers were looking at the assessment framework, Buckland added, but there were “some concerns” about smaller, boutique managers keeping a consistent approach.Joe Dabrowski, head of investment and governance at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), said: “The LGA has done a really good job of explaining the way the LGPS is set up and run, and the FCA has listened. The concessions and adjustments they’ve made will go quite a long way making the problems we had go away.”The PLSA will feed in to the questionnaire discussions, Dabrowski said. He added: “We are less than six months away from these changes coming into force and we need to make sure we are focused. Six months for pension funds is not very long – time is of the essence.”last_img read more

first_imgTeam members from Bearcats Bar & Grill accept one of their trophiesPerfect weather helped to make to Main Street Greensburg’s 5th Annual Tenderloin Throwdown a huge success, Saturday.  A greater beer selection and more kids’ activities were among improvements made to the event this year.  Newcomers to the competition, Bearcats Bar & Grill Restaurant, based in downtown Indianapolis, were winners in the fan-voted “People’s Choice” category as well as the judge’s choice in the “Breaded” catetory.  Returning competitors, Bobber’s Cafe at Shadyside Bait & Tackle (from Anderson), took top honors in the “Grilled” and “Creative” categories.  Here is the full list of award winners…Grilled1st – Bobber’s Cafe at Shadyside Bait & Tackle2nd – Bearcats Bar & Grill RestaurantCreative1st – Bobber’s Cafe2nd – Pork Paradise (from Anderson)Breaded1st – Bearcats Bar & Grill2nd – The Willard (from Franklin)People’s Choice1st – Bearcats Bar & Grill2nd – The Willardlast_img read more

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – The Class Too Tough To Tame takes top billing at the 22nd annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout set for Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,500 to win, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third; a minimum of $300 will be paid to start the Tuesday night main event. The top eight will qualify on opening night.Entry fee is $100 or $175 on Tuesday. Tow is $200 for drivers who race both days. Heats and last-chance races are on the Tuesday card.Complete shows are also on Musco Lighting co-sponsored programs both days for IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Modifieds race for $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying events. SportMods and Hobby Stocks also race for $1,000 to win both nights, Sport Compacts for $500.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points will be awarded at both draw/redraw shows.Entry fee each night is $50 for Modifieds, SportMods and Hobbies, and $30 for Sport Compacts. Tow is $75 for Modifieds, $60 for SportMods and Hobbies, and $50 for Sport Compacts.Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. each night.Monday grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tuesday admission is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Kids 12 and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $30, $20 for kids ages 7-13, $10 for kids 4-6 and $3 for three and under.More information is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330 and at the website.last_img read more

first_imgSwansea and Manchester City played out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium as both sides were left cursing two highly-debatable penalty decisions by referee Mike Jones. Predictably, with in-form City having an FA Cup final to look forward to and Swansea already safe with the League Cup safely locked away, the first 20 minutes were typical end of season fare. Eventually it was Swansea, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the win against Hull which saw them avoid relegation from the Football League, who were the first of the sides to rouse from their slumbers. The first opportunity arrived in the 17th minute, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer combined to great effect down the right but Pablo Hernandez scooped the winger’s pass feebly over the bar. Nasri made a timely intervention to deny Routledge seconds later, before Michu’s goalscoring touch again deserted him. The Spaniard has struggled to maintain the superb form he showed over the first two-thirds of the season, and he somehow volleyed wide from six yards from Dyer’s perfectly-weighted cross. Referee Jones made the first of his controversial penalty calls in the 38th minute. Michu was clattered in the area by Nastasic having flicked the ball away from the defender, but Jones, to the bewilderment of those in white shirts, waved away the Swansea protests. Mancini withdrew Yaya Toure at the break for Dzeko and City began to take a hold on the game, with Silva becoming increasingly influential as he attempted to pry open the Swansea backline. But Vorm was rarely troubled, although City felt the Dutchman should have had to face a penalty just after the hour. Dzeko cut in to the area from the City left and went over Flores as the Spaniard left a trailing leg, Jones once again answered in the negative to the fury of Mancini and his bench. Even then, City should have secured three points. Dzeko put in his contender for miss of the season six minutes from time as he missed an open goal from four yards, before the excellent Silva blotted his copybook by blazing wide when a loose ball fell to him 12 yards out. Swansea, who are now without a win in seven games, enjoyed the better of the opening half but were aggrieved that Cheshire official Jones opted not to award them a penalty when Matija Nastasic clattered into Michu. City wasted two wonderful chances to claim the three points through Edin Dzeko and David Silva, adding to their frustration after Jones turned away appeals when the Bosnian went over Chico Flores just inside the box. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgPress Association Sport highlights five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend. BRENDAN RODGERS WAS UNDER EVEN MORE PRESSURE THAN MANY THOUGHT Although talk about the heat being on Liverpool boss Rodgers had been rife for some time, the news on Sunday that he had been sacked shortly after the Reds’ 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton still came as quite a surprise. Another reminder, if any was needed, that club owners are not shy of taking decisive action when they really feel it is necessary. Press Associationcenter_img THERE SHOULD NEVER BE DOUBTS ABOUT SERGIO AGUERO Manchester City striker Aguero went into Saturday’s home clash against Newcastle with it being noted he had scored only once in the league to date in 2015-16, and not since mid-August. He subsequently netted five times in 20 minutes past the stunned Magpies, becoming only the fifth man ever to hit that tally in a single Premier League game. The 27-year-old Argentina international could hardly have produced a more bold statement about the powers he possesses. THERE REALLY SHOULD BE DOUBTS NOW ABOUT CHELSEA When the Blues beat Arsenal on September 19 it appeared they had finally stopped the rot with regard to their poor start to the season. But a scraped 2-2 draw at Newcastle saw alarm bells ringing again a week later – and Saturday’s 3-1 capitulation at home against Southampton showed Jose Mourinho’s men are far from over their troubles this term. Where their title defence goes from here – and whether Mourinho might be involved for much longer – is anyone’s guess. THE NORTH-EAST CLUBS APPEAR TRULY CURSED Newcastle and Sunderland started Saturday bottom and 19th respectively and without a league win between them this season. Both made very encouraging starts to their fixtures, the Magpies taking a surprise lead at the Etihad Stadium and the Black Cats racing 2-0 ahead at home against West Ham. Each side then spectacularly imploded, Newcastle finishing up on the end of a 6-1 hammering and Sunderland concluding their game with 10 men and having been held to a 2-2 draw. In either case, the fans must feel as if there is some kind of jinx on their club. DICK ADVOCAAT SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE JUST KEPT HIS PROMISE TO HIS WIFE Whether or not he thought anything sinister was going on, Advocaat was left in no doubt his time as Sunderland boss could not go on as he walked away from the club on Sunday. There has been a slight air of inevitability about the situation since the campaign began, and many – certainly now, if they did not already – will feel that after keeping the Wearsiders up last season, the 68-year-old Dutchman really should have stuck to the promise he initially made to his wife that he would retire over the summer. last_img read more

first_img..Holmes stops Austin in two;—Gomes too good for KhanBy Michael Da SilvaUNITED States Virgin Islands’ (USVI) DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Corley secured a points decision win over Guyana’s Dexter `The Cobra’ Gonsalves when the two met in a 12-round fight for the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) FECABOX lightweight title on Saturday night at the Giftland Office Max Mall, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.On the same card, which was organised by the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Jamaica’s Richard `Frog’ Holmes forced the referee to stop his eight-round middleweight contest against Guyana’s Mark Austin at one minute 52 seconds of the second round, while the six-round lightweight contest between Imran Khan and Quincy Gomes saw the latter securing a unanimous points decision over Khan; the second such decision between the duo in three encounters.In the main event which was for the WBC’s FECABOX lightweight title,DeMarcus Corley, a former world champion,started very cautiously, allowing Gonsalves to build up points while being on the defensive early in the fight;and this allowed Gonsalves to land a telling straight right to the jaw of Corley causing referee Eion Jardine to issue a standing eight count.USVI’s DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Curley” takes the eight count from referee Eion Jardine during the first round of his FECABOX 12-round lightweight title fight against Guyana’s Dexter Gonsalves on Saturday evening . Corley survived and went on to win the fight by a unanimous decision.USVI’s DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Curley” takes the eight count from referee Eion Jardine during the first round of his FECABOX 12-round lightweight title fight against Guyana’s Dexter Gonsalves on Saturday evening . Corley survived and went on to win the fight by a unanimous decision.Early in round two,Corley started to use double right jabs which did not deter Gonsalves, who by that time was sensing that he had his man covered and carried the attack to the US based fighter.However,it was not until the third round that Gonsalves broke through Corley’s defence and registered a right uppercut that floored Corley;causing referee Jardine to issue a second eight count.By this time Gonsalves was beaming with confidence and he stepped up the tempo.By the end of the fourth round the Guyanese was leading 39-35, 38-36, 38-36 on all three judges’ scorecards.However, Corley, who lost a split decision to Floyd Mayweather and held Zab Judah to a draw earlier in his (Corley) career, changed his fight plan against the now aggressive Gonsalves who was apparently looking for the haymaker but,Corley with his experience, cornered Gonsalves and eventually caught the Guyanese with a one-two combination that caused the referee to issue a standing eight count.Seconds later, Corley stepped `on the gas’ again and caught Gonsalves with a straight left that floored him yet again for another eight count.By this time, Corley was closing in on Gonsalves’ points lead and at the end of the eight round, led 76-74, 75-73, 75-73,on all three judges’ scorecard.For the next two rounds, Gonsalves tried to get on even keel with Corley and seemed to have been doing that as he appeared to be the stronger of the two , but in the final two rounds (11 and 12), Corley seemed to have got a second wind as he started to cut off the ring and connected to Gonsalves with telling punches that the Guyanese had no answer for.It was evident that Gonsalves lost his sting and Corley kept advancing with an apparently new life and in the end, the judges score card read 113-113, 113-112, 115-110,all in favour of the 42-year old veteran.After the fight,Corley was presented with the WBC‘s FECABOX lightweight belt by GBBC’s president Peter Abdool.In the main supporting bout of the five-bout card, Jamaica’s Richard `Frog’ Holmes made light work of Guyana’s Mark Austin in their eight–round middleweight contest.From the first bell, Holmes attacked his man and unleashed some telling blows on Austin;pinning him (Austin) on the ropes and in the process a left uppercut knocked Austin’s mouth piece out of his mouth,causing a 15-second delay to the onslaught.De Marcus Corley (right) connects with a right jab to the jaw of Dexter Gonsalves during their 12-round FECABOX) lightweight title fight. De Marcus Corley (right) connects with a right jab to the jaw of Dexter Gonsalves during their 12-round FECABOX) lightweight title fight.On resumption, Holmes continued the attack and with ap;proximatelyn 10 seconds remaining in the first round, Holmes again connected with a straight-right that floored Austin; he was issued an eight count, but the bell saved him.Sensing that he was in total control, Holmes came out in the second round looking to end the fight as fast as possible.He was able to do just that, as within one minute 52 seconds of the round, Holmes stunned Austin on three occasions causing referee Dexter Torrington to issue three eight counts. The referee eventually called a halt to the proceedings.In another fight that attracted a lot of interest, Quincy Gomes proved that he is way above the caliber of Khan as the former out-foxed his opponent to win by a unanimous points’ decision.From the start of the six-round lightweight contest, Khan, unlike in their last encounter, came out very cautious,using his jabs to good effect and seemed to be ahead on points early in the fight.However,Gomes was scoring a lot of points with his counter attacking approach and after four rounds, Khan decided to step up the pace.Gomes was equal to the task,and it seemed that he (Gomes) was just waiting for the toe-to-toe battle which,in the final two rounds,he (Gomes) won as the three judges awarded him the fight by a unanimous decision.The opening encounter was a four-round lightweight contest between debutant Anthony Narine and Keeve Allicock.Narine won the fight after Allicock, who led on all three judges scorecard up to and during the fourth and final round, delivered an illegal blow to Narine,who was counted but was awarded the fight because of Allicock’s illegal blow.In the next fight,Barbados based Guyanese Charwin Estwick registered a points win against Kelsey George in their four-round super middleweight contest.last_img

first_imgAsif plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and the club tweeted out a message of condolence for the player. “ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Asif & his family. Asif is a great example of strength and courage. He is an inspiration to us,” the club tweeted.Asif Ali made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2018 and also his Twenty20 International debut against West Indies in the same year. In 16 ODIs, Asif has scored 342 runs at an average of 31.09 and a strike-rate of 131. The right-hander has also played in 20 Twenty20 Internationals and has a strike-rate of close to 140.In fact, the world came to know about the Asif’s daughter’s condition during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Dean Jones, the former Australia cricketer and coach of Islamabad United, broke down in a press conference when he said, “Asif has got a very sick child. Media has to be wary. She is a good kid.” Unable to control his tears, Jones walked off the press conference. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan lost the five-match ODI series 0-4 to England.Asif Ali made his ODI and T20I debut in 2018 for Pakistan.Asif Ali plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. New Delhi: Asif Ali was a bright spot in the Pakistan cricket team during their disastrous five-match series against England which Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side lost 0-4. He smashed 51 and 52 in the ODIs in Southampton and Bristol and held the middle order together. In the final match, he chipped in with 22 but Pakistan lost the Leeds game by 54 runs. However, the 27-year-old from Faisalabad has been forced to return back home after the death of his two-year-old daughter, Noor Fatima due to cancer. Asif was not selected in the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but before leaving for England, he had tweeted that he was sending his daughter to the US for treatment and asked his fans to pray for her recovery.“My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to the US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!,” Asif Ali tweeted on April 22.last_img read more