Govt to allow schools outside green zones to reopen

first_imgNational COVID-19 task force head Doni Monardo said on Monday that the government would allow the reopening of schools outside green zones, areas with the lowest risk of COVID-19 transmission.Doni explained that in the near future the Education and Culture Ministry would announced which areas would be permitted to reopen their schools.”The Education and Culture Ministry has set up measures [for the reopening] and maybe in the near future the ministry’s officials will announce which areas outside the green zones are allowed to reopen schools,” Doni said in a press conference on Monday as reported by July, the Education and Culture Ministry has allowed phased reopening of schools located in green zones.Read also: Schools could become new clusters of COVID-19 transmission: Indonesian Red CrossThe national COVID-19 task force has mapped the risk status of all regions in the country affected by the COVID-19 pandemic based on 15 indicators from the World Health Organization. The indicators, which comprise the number of new cases, suspects and fatalities, among other things, determine whether each region falls into the green, yellow, orange or red category.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said the number of students in those areas was roughly equivalent to 6 percent of all students in the country, meaning that the remaining 94 percent had to continue their education through online learningDoni said the duration of face-to-face learning at schools would be limited as well as the number of students attending the classes to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”Although online learning is very effective to curb the spread of COVID-19 transmission, there are a lot of students in rural areas who are struggling to learn from home due to poor internet access,” Doni said.Read also: Life without internet: Bornean students learn by radio during pandemicDoni expressed his appreciation for several regional administrations that had provided lessons through radio to accommodate students who don’t have internet access.”Several regional administrations have provided teachers with two-way radios [walkie-talkies] to teach their students. We appreciate their creativity and various measures they’ve taken so that students can continue their education despite all the limitations,” he said. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

France’s ERAFP reveals successor to Desfossés

first_imgBefore joining the airport operator, he held several budget management positions in the French ministry for economy and finance, in the areas of infrastructure, transport and regional planning and local authority development.In 1999 he became director of the industry, transport and research sub-division of the ministry’s budget management department.Like his predecessor at ERAFP, Galzy studied at the École Nationale d’Administration, France’s post-graduate training ground for top-level civil servants.Desfossés, whose departure from ERAFP had already been reported, led the public service fund as chief executive since 2008. Laurent Galzy will replace Philippe Desfossés at the helm of France’s €30bn mandatory pension scheme for civil servants, it was announced today.Galzy was appointed to a four-year term by way of a government order published today, according to ERAFP.His term was to start next week.A senior civil servant, Galzy was at Aéroports de Paris from 2002 until 2016, most latterly as a deputy director general for “international and participation”.last_img read more

Marijuana stores offer high holidays with $1 joints

first_imgStuff 25 November 2014 Cannabis sellers are gearing up for their first holiday season since recreational marijuana was legalised in the US state of Colorado.At Grass Station, a shop in Denver that sells US$7 (NZ$9) joints, US$21 (NZ$27) chocolate bars and even a US$11 (NZ$14) lip balm, the goal is to get the same kind of post-Thanksgiving sales bump as department stores or clothing chains. Some pot sellers have even renamed the traditional Black Friday shopping day “Green Friday”.“We have really high expectations,” said Grass Station owner Ryan Fox.“Now we’ve got the legal means for people to give marijuana as a gift, and that’s never really been something that was feasible in the past.”The shop expects a line at the door at 8am on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving, as tokers try to get their fingers on rationed specials. Sixteen customers will get an ounce of marijuana for US$50 (NZ$64) that generally sells for five times that amount. Sixty joints will go for US$1 each. The price for a US$30 (NZ$39) vape-pen cartridge will be cut in half.Colorado’s almost 300 legal marijuana sellers have more to worry about than just enticing customers with discounts. The industry is grappling with 500 pages of regulation and myriad marketing restrictions. There’s also concern that the federal government still sees the trade as illegal, even if officials are looking the other way for now. read more

2 ‘illegal gamblers’ arrested

first_imgTheir three alleged cohorts, who were only identified as certain “Diwdiw,” “Junjun” and “Mais,” managed to escape. Michael Sierray, 34, and Vangie Lim, 42 – residents of the said village – were caught playing tumbo around11 p.m. on June 22, a police report showed. ILOILO City – Two persons engaging in illegal gambling were arrested in Barangay Bobog, Numancia, Aklan.center_img Lim and Sierray were taken to the Numancia police station for filing of appropriate charges./PNlast_img

Coopman collects 100th Sport Compact checkers

first_imgMANKATO, Minn. (May 18) – After winning the 100th Mach-1 Sport Compact feature of his career, Nate Coopman did the logical thing.He went out and won his 101st.Coopman became the first driver in division with triple digit wins, sweeping the make-up and scheduled features Sunday at Redwood Speedway. The checkers were his 10th and 11th of the season.“Consistency has been key but we’ve spent a lot of time in the shop working on the car,” said Coopman, who earned the national championship and rookie of the year honors on the strength of 32 wins in 2011. “You have to have a good crew, good sponsors and get a lot of help from family and friends.” Continuing to benefit from the tutelage of his father and crew chief Jerry, a long-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver, the Mankato, Minn., pilot was a 29-time feature winner in 2012 and again in 2013. He’s also won four local track titles and is the defending Redline Racing Parts North Star Series king. “It’s tough to say which one of those stands out. They’re all pretty great achievements,” Coopman observed. “I’d probably say the national championship was the one to top it. There are so many good drivers in this division.” He made the quickly successful transition to the Sport Compacts from a local 4-cylinder class at Fairmont. While partial to half-mile tracks like so many other Minnesota drivers, Coopman also appreciates smaller ovals such as Buena Vista Raceway and Boone Speedway. “Getting our 100th win was the goal we set for ourselves at the start of this season,” he said. “It’s still too early to tell about running for the national championship. We’ll see how that rolls out.”last_img read more

Second straight for Schmidt at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis.  (July 11) – A big crowd turned out in support of the Shawano Speedway’s fifth edition of Racing for a Reason.Jamie Schmidt made it two in a row in the IMCA Modifieds. Travis Van Straten ran his win streak to eight in a row in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Lucas Lamberies won his third of the year in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Schmidt was dominant in winning last week’s Modified feature and he backed it up this week. He went three wide through turns three and four and raced from sixth to the lead on the opening lap and led the entire 20-lap race.Jerry Wilinski moved from 10th to finish second. Marcus Yarie started 15th and finished third.Luke Uttecht and Steven Stewart enjoyed brief stints at the front of the Stock Car field before Van Straten took over on lap four. Van Straten quickly built up a big lead en route to his eighth win in a row and ninth local win overall this season. Runner-up was Dan Michonski and third was Shawn Wagner.Lamberies took the lead on lap seven of the Northern SportMod headliner and held off Tracy Wassen­berg for his latest win. Jordan Bartz was third.last_img read more

Meulensteen needs time – Coleman

first_img The Dutchman has taken the helm at Craven Cottage following the departure of Martin Jol. Wales manager Coleman believes the appointment of the former Manchester United coach is a good move, but has called for Meulensteen to be given time. Former Fulham player and manager Chris Coleman has offered his backing to new Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen. Press Associationcenter_img Coleman, whose national assistant Kit Symons is among the coaching staff at the London club, told Sky Sports News: “Fulham are in the bottom three. He’s not a magician, Rene – he’s an excellent coach and he is a good man. “It may take him a little bit of time. I think as soon as they get the next win, he will try and build on that. “I hope it goes well for him. I’m sure it will. It’s a great club, Fulham. It deserves to be in the Premier League, real fantastic set of supporters. I was there for 10 years myself as a player and manager. “I hope and pray they get out of the bottom three and I hope Rene will keep them up this year. I think he will and then maybe they can build on that. “But they need to be a little bit patient with him at the start. They just need to get that first win.” last_img read more

Joyce rewrites Ireland record books

first_img Press Association Ed Joyce made a rapid double century as Ireland dominated the first day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash with the United Arab Emirates at Malahide. On head coach John Bracewell’s first match day in charge of the Ireland team, Joyce’s 229 not out from 223 balls spurred Ireland to 420 for three at the close, and entered the record books as the highest score by an Ireland player. Joyce’s innings contained 29 fours and three sixes, and was complemented by 146 from opener Paul Stirling, as the pair shared in a second-wicket stand of 231 runs. last_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan eclipse Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s special record in Bay Oval ODI

first_imgDhawan and Rohit started opening during 2013 Champions Trophy.Dhawan and Rohit have hit five 150+ stands in ODIs.The highest for Dhawan and Rohit is 210 which was against Pakistan. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a blazing start in the second ODI against New Zealand at the Bay Oval as Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat. Rohit survived an outside edge the first ball but Dhawan continued his magnificent form in the series, getting off to a confident start after scoring a fifty after nine innings during the Napier ODI. Rohit and Dhawan grew in confidence, with the Mumbai right-hander taking on the short ball from Lockie Ferguson and employing the pull on a regular basis. Rohit notched up his 38th fifty and Dhawan slammed his 27th half century as New Zealand continued to toil.However, both batsmen registered a century stand to boost India. This was the 14th century stand between Rohit and Dhawan, going past the record of 13 set by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Rohit also shares 15 century stands with Kohli, which is the second-most by the Indian duo. Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly hold the record for the most century stands with 26. The 154-run stand, their fifth 150-plus stand, was broken when Dhawan cut a short ball from Trent Boult to be caught by Tom Latham for 66. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The first instance of Rohit and Dhawan opening the partnership in ODIs came in the 2013 Champions Trophy during the game against South Africa in Cardiff. Dhawan blasted a century and the partnership of 127 gave India a vital win over the Proteas. The duo has one double century opening partnership and that was against Pakistan in the 2018 Asia Cup encounter in Dubai. Rohit (111) and Dhawan (114) hit tons as India thrashed their arch-rivals by nine wickets. Even in the 2015 World Cup, they stitched a 174-run stand against Ireland in Hamilton.The dup have two stands of 178 and 176 against Australia during the 2013 ODI series. The stand of 178 came during the Nagpur chase in which Dhawan hit a century and India chased down 350. The partnership of 176 came in Jaipur when Dhawan was out for 95 but Rohit and Kohli blasted centuries to help India chase down 360 for the loss of just one wicket.last_img read more

Demerara Mutual National Schools Cricket League…

first_imgTHE 2017/2018 Guyana Cricket Board/ Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/National Sports Commission/ National Secondary Schools Cricket League (GCB/DMLAS/NSC/NSSCL) continued with matches being played in Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara.At the Enterprise ground, President’s College opposed Cummings Lodge Secondary. President’s College batted first and were only able to muster 69 all out in 17.3 overs with Karen Samaroo top scoring on 23Bowling for Cummings Lodge Secondary, Andrew Samaroo had magnificent figures of 7 for 8 off just 4.3 overs while Domaun Mohamed supported well with 2 for 26.In reply, Cummings Lodge reached 70 for 2 in 13 overs, Samaroo making an unbeaten 26 as Cummings Lodge won by 8 wickets.In the other match, played at the Enterprise ground, Beterverwagting (BV) Secondary lost to Hindu College by 4 wickets.BV batting first, only managed to make a paltry 71 all out off 11.5 of their allotted 30 overs. Bowling for Hindu College Dhauiram Sukhu took 3 for 16 and Sasnarine Harichand 2 for 8.In reply, Hindu College batted positively to race to 74 for 6 off just 12.2 overs. Bowling for BV, Chandau Rauthal grabbed 4 for 15. Hindu College by four wickets.Over at the MYO ground in Woolford Avenue, Tucville won the  toss and sent West Ruimveldt (formerly David Rose Secondary) to bat first. West Ruimveldt, posted 98 all out in 14.2 of their allotted 30 overs. Batting for West Ruimveldt, Aaron Glasgow made 22 and Joseph Semple 20. Bowling for Tucville Dwayne Jones took 4 for 16 and Leon Chesney 3 for 11.Tucville in reply, reached their victory target off just 14 of their allotted 30 overs, ended on 102 for 4, with Dwayne Jones top scoring with 34. Darren Daly supported well with 28. Tucville won by 6 wickets.Over at GYO ground in Woolford Avenue, Marian Academy batting first were bowled out for a paltry 35, off 25.4 of their allotted 30 overs. Bowling for Christ Church Secondary Aaron Beharry grabbed 3 for 8, Renaldo Mohamed 4 for 2 and Reaz Drepaul 2 for 4.In reply, Christ Church Secondary rocketed to 36 for 1 off just 3.5 overs. Ariel Tiku made 15 not out and Renaldo Mohamed 11 not out. Christ Church Secondary won by 9 wickets. Wins for Cummings Lodge, Hindu College-Tucville and Christ Church Secondary  last_img read more