State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura II (AP II) has recorded a jump in the number of passengers for both domestic and international flights, as the government relaxes restrictions on air travel.Recently issued Transportation Ministry circular letter no. 13/2020 allows for an increase in passenger numbers per flight to 70 percent of the respective aircraft’s capacity, up from the previous 50 percent.The new regulation came into force on June 8 and on June 10 the number of passengers in AP II’s 19 airports doubled to 14,700 passengers, from an average of 7,000 passengers on June 8 and June 9. Meanwhile, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink are also operating their flights, and low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia is set to resume flights on June 19.“The number of passengers is lower than in normal conditions, but it has started to pick up in this adaptation period,” he said, referring to the country’s transition to so-called “new normal”.To prevent crowding at the airports, AP II is also planning to launch a mobile application called Travelation to allow passengers to upload the required documents to board and simplify the checking process.According to the new regulations, passengers need to provide a letter showing the negative result of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a COVID-19 rapid test to travel. Rapid test result documents are valid for three days after the test is taken, while PCR tests are valid for seven days.Topics : “The number of passengers is slowly rising and stakeholders in our airports are working to ensure the health protocols are implemented,” the company’s president director Muhammad Awaluddin said on Thursday in an official statement.Pandemic-related large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) have severely limited demand for air travel. According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the number of domestic air passengers fell 85.18 percent year-on-year (yoy) in April to around 840,000, while international air passenger numbers fell 98.26 percent yoy.Airline companies were beginning to resume operations, Awaluddin said.The country’s biggest airline company Lion Air Group resumed its operations starting on June 10, after a temporary flight suspension earlier this month.
Beijing banned high-risk people from leaving the Chinese capital and halted some transportation services on Tuesday to stop the spread of a fresh coronavirus outbreak to other cities and provinces.China’s financial hub of Shanghai demanded some travellers from Beijing be quarantined for two weeks, as 27 new COVID-19 cases took the capital’s current outbreak to 106 since Thursday.That makes it the most serious flare-up in China since February, stoking fears of a second-wave of the respiratory disease which emerged in the central city of Wuhan late last year and has now infected more than 8 million people worldwide. Governments in many parts of China have imposed quarantine requirements on visitors from Beijing, concerned about contagion risks.One suspected case who flew from Beijing to southwestern Sichuan province has become a confirmed case, health authorities said on Tuesday, and local officials are rounding up 111 close contacts for observation.Hebei province reported four new cases, with two having come into direct contact with a virus carrier in the Chinese capital, and one being an operator at the Xinfadi market.Shanghai on Tuesday started to require travellers from medium-to-high risk COVID-19 areas in China to be quarantined for 14 days.The stakes are high for Shanghai, which has been invited to host two Formula One races this season. U.S. airlines are also poised to resumes flights to the city.’Wartime’ modeWhile not in a Wuhan-style lockdown, the Chinese capital has gone into a “wartime” mode on a district level, with local neighborhoods instituting 24-hour security checkpoints, closing schools and banning wedding banquets.”Beijing will take the most resolute, decisive, and strict measures to contain the outbreak,” Xu Hejian, spokesman at the Beijing city government, said at a press conference on Tuesday.Overnight, some parts of Beijing including the city’s old-style hutong neighborhoods were fenced up, with entry and exit restricted to a few round-the-clock security checkpoints.”We work as usual, but neighborhood checks have become more strict,” said Beijing resident Jin Rong, 23.”I’m not worried that Beijing will be like Wuhan, because the current epidemic control measures have kicked in very quickly, and have been very strict. People also have a strong sense of self-protection.” Topics : The latest outbreak has been traced to the sprawling Xinfadi wholesale food center in the southwest of Beijing where thousands of tons of vegetables, fruits and meat change hands each day.Beijing had designated 22 neighborhoods as medium-risk areas as of Monday. Medium-risk areas are required to take stringent measures to block the potential entry of infection.All high-risk people in Beijing, such as close contacts of confirmed cases, are not allowed to leave the city, state media reported on Tuesday, citing municipal officials.All outbound taxi and car-hailing services have also been suspended. Some long-distance bus routes between Beijing and nearby Hebei and Shandong provinces were suspended.
“Pursuing this policy in these circumstances would put consumers at risk – this is something I am not prepared to do,” Kirby said.The government had always been clear, he said, that the best option for most people was to keep their annuity incomes.He estimated that only 5% of people who now have an annuity would take advantage of the reform.David Fairs, pensions partner at KPMG UK, said his firm welcomed the decision, even though scrapping the secondary annuity market was bad news for those people who had been effectively forced into buying an annuity before the freedom and choice measures came along.“If the government had gone ahead with the secondary annuity market, then many consumers would likely have missed out on getting a fair deal due to a reluctance, or inability, to pay for the professional advice many of us need,” Fairs said.David Newman, head of pensions at Close Brothers Asset Management, said a secondary annuity market could potentially have been “the next big mis-selling timebomb” given the sheer scale of consumer protection issues it would generate.“Ultimately, this about-turn from the government means less flexibility for the small minority that would have benefited from the ability to sell their annuities, but, given the level of education and advice that would be required to make the launch possible, common sense has prevailed,” he said.“While we will never know, there is also the suspicion that, in practice, the amount people would have actually received for selling their annuity would have been well below their perceived expectations.”However, Altmann said the decision would bring major disappointment to thousands of people.“Many have been waiting anxiously for the opportunity to undo the annuity they were forced to buy and will feel let down by the announcement that the secondary annuity market is being scrapped,” she said.She said many people would now be stuck for the rest of their lives with an annuity they never wanted.“This was never likely to be a huge market, but, for some individuals, it would have been a potential lifesaver,” she added.Altmann said people who had bought an annuity because they were forced to do so by law had been waiting for a chance to sell it, but now that opportunity was being taken away.She said it was vital that consumer protection be in place to help people understand the value for money they would have been offered.But that understanding was previously going to offered by financial advisers and Pension Wise, she said.“The government’s most recently announced overhaul of financial guidance has made the Pension Wise route impossible because the whole guidance landscape is now up in the air,” she said.But Steven Cameron, pensions director at Aegon, said all the signs were that the secondary annuity market would have been “a pension freedom too far”.“Giving up a guaranteed income for life is a huge decision and not the right one for the vast majority,” he said, adding that the risks and complexities for the many far outweighed any possible benefits for the few. The UK government says it is giving up on its plan to create a market for secondary annuities because it has concluded the consumer protection required could undermine the new market’s development.The shelving of the plan, which would have allowed people who have already turned their pension pot into a retirement income to benefit from the new pension “freedoms” brought in in the 2014 Budget, has been widely welcomed by pensions and investment providers, but former pensions minister Ros Altmann said thousands of people would feel let down by the decision.Simon Kirby, the economic secretary to the Treasury, said: “Allowing consumers to sell on their annuity income was always dependent on balancing the creation of an effective market with making sure consumers are properly protected.”It has become clear that the Treasury could not guarantee consumers would get good value for money in a market that was likely to be small and limited, he said.
Darren JohnsonDarren Johnson, chief operating officer for listed equities at Impax Asset Management, said technology would make investment available to all those who were currently “disenfranchised”.Johnson said: “The black and mixed-race population is growing, but many asset managers are not looking at this data or that far ahead.”He said fund management companies needed to adapt their approach and technological offering to enable their products to be seen by this new, wider audience. “They need to start changing,” said Johnson. “If they don’t, they will be left behind.” Fund managers failing to grasp the changing demographic of their client base are set to lose out as young and ethnically diverse investors start to take control of their financial future, according to an expert panel. Speaking at an event in the City of London on Wednesday, a number of non-white people working in finance warned fund houses to ensure they recognised the changing face of the community that needed their services.The event was hosted by #talkaboutblack, a movement within the Investment Association’s Diversity Project that is specifically focused on improving representation of ethnic minorities at all levels of seniority within financial services. A four-strong panel discussed how the industry’s traditional client base of white, middle-class investors was growing to include black, Asian and mixed-race people from all sections of society, as retirement planning and saving was shifting the onus on to the individual. Dennis Owusu-SemDennis Owusu-Sem, founder of Success Talks, an organisation that broadcasts interviews with ethnic minority financial, business and political leaders, said until recently there had been no impetus for fund managers to change their approach. Traditionally, he said, individual retail or wealth customers have overwhelmingly been white, while pension fund trustees were mostly white and most likely at least middle-aged.“Where is the incentive to diversify?” he said. However, with a growing number of people of all ethnicities and backgrounds entering the market for investments, there would soon be a much wider new client base available, he said. Additionally, technological advances meant investment and other financial services were becoming more easily available to a broader range of people. According to the latest available census data, from 2001 to 2011, the percentage of the population of England and Wales that was white British decreased from 87.4% to 80.5%. By 2011, Asian ethnic groups made up the second-largest percentage of the population – 7.5% – followed “other” white at 4.4%, black ethnic groups at 3.3% and mixed/multiple ethnic groups at 2.2%.
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FAB-5 Initiative, organisers of the popular five-a-side football challenge which started since 2012, in the spirit of the season, celebrated with parents, teachers and the general public to a fun fair day at the Funfactory Lekki Phase 1.In its continued bid to “promote education through sport/recreation for a sustainable future”, children were entertained with educative games, rides and goodies from the Santa’s grotto.According to the Project Director, Dare Amokeodo, “This will also usher in the 2019 Edition of the initiative slated for Q1/Q2 which promises to be a bumper package with the inclusion of new and exciting elements.” Partners of this initiative are; Access Bank, Indomie Noodles, Fryda Nigeria and Pet-Bamok & Company.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Free throw shooting has been anything but free for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team this season.The two biggest culprits happen to be the two Badgers who get to the line most often: redshirt sophomore forward Ethan Happ and senior forward Nigel Hayes.Happ has gone 66-for-138 (47.8 percent) from the line, while Hayes is 111-190 (58.4 percent). (All statistics are as of March 7.)Men’s basketball: 2017 Hall of Fame Classic to feature Badgers, other powerhousesThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team just punched their ticket to a tournament for next season in the 2017 Read…As a team, UW makes only 64.4 percent of its attempts. The only team worse is last-place Rutgers at 62 percent. The Badgers made more than 70 percent of their free throws last season and finished second in conference two seasons before that.The woes compounded as the season wore on, particularly for Hayes and Happ. In the three games before entering the Big Ten tournament, Happ was 2-for-14. Hayes was 10-for-28 during the regular season’s final four games.Perhaps even more troubling is the regression from both players. Last season, Happ shot free throws at 64.3 percent (108-for-168). Hayes is currently just worse than his freshman year free throw shooting performance, when he made 58.5 percent of his attempts. He improved the next two seasons, jumping to 74.4 percent and 73.6 percent from the line his sophomore and junior years, respectively.It’s not lost on Hayes that free throws will have to improve if UW wants to make it far in the tournament.“If we can get the free throws down that’s cost us two games here lately, and it’s kind of put us in some tough spots to win and pull out games,” Hayes said. “Knowing that if you make free throws you go from up seven and they take a bad shot and we’re putting my guy [Matt Ferris] in, instead of you’re missing those and now you’re playing down to the last second because you weren’t able to ice the game.”Just how baffling is this recent development?“Extremely,” Hayes said. “I don’t know. Obviously, I know. Obviously free throws are mental, at least that’s what a lot of people say. It’s mental. I agree. It is mental.”Hayes received a text message from former UW assistant Gary Close who told him “I can just see you thinking too much.”“I guess I’d rather overthink than not think at all,” Hayes said.There is only one way out of the rut, according to Hayes.“As Dory says, ‘Just keep swimming,’ ” Hayes said. “Just keep working.”In the 2015 Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State, Hayes stepped to the line 12 times. He made all 12 — the most free throws attempted without missing in a conference tournament game. He was 16-for-16 that tournament.“Pressure situations were the easiest ones,” Hayes said. “Pressure situations were the great ones. You go up it’s like all right, it’s winning time.”Against Iowa, Happ missed a pair with 30.5 seconds and UW leading by one. If he made both, Jordan Bohannon’s 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left means overtime, not UW’s fifth loss in six games.Men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s strong second-half makes Senior Day sweet as UW defeats MinnesotaFor one of the winningest classes in University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program history, Sunday’s 66-49 win over Minnesota on Read…“It is still a matter of what you do when the lights are on and when it really counts, when it’s on the scoreboard,” Gard said. “He is working at it. He feels awful about it. I feel bad for him. It is who he is. He understands it. He works at it. … But he hasn’t been able to make the progress he needs to make.”It was a different tone than what Gard used several days earlier after a win over Maryland. Gard said he didn’t lose sleep over struggles from the line at the time. He did, however, offer a joke to demonstrate the exacerbation.“Pretty soon, we’re going to end up looking like the locker room from Major League,” Gard said. “We’re going to have the candles and the oils and all the garlic around our neck. Hey, just step to the line and make the free throws.”Not all Badgers struggle from the line. Senior guard Bronson Koenig shoots at a 91.1 percent (51-for-56) and fifth-year senior Zak Showalter makes 82.2 percent of his attempts (37-of-45). The next most attempts from the line come from sophomore Khalil Iverson, who shoots at just a 54.8 percent clip (23-for-42).Iverson said he always had difficulty with free throws because of lack of arc on his shot. But free throw success might be contagious, Iverson said.“I definitely feel that’s the case,” Iverson said. “With guys that get there to the line frequently, like [Hayes] and [Happ], you know if we see those guys start hitting the majority of their free throws it will definitely trickle down and give everyone else confidence when they step up to the line.”Men’s basketball: Badgers say goodbye to 2017 seniors with 66-49 win over rival MinnesotaThe University of Wisconsin’s men’s basketball rebounded in a major way as the 2017 seniors lead the Badgers to a Read…The coaching staff is well aware free-throw shooting is a thorn in the side as the NCAA Tournament approaches.“They’re struggling in a big way and having a hard time finding something they can go to and rely on to get it back,” UW associate head coach Lamont Paris said.Has he noticed anything? Other than the fact that the duo’s confidence is clearly shaken?“Yeah I have,” Paris said sarcastically. “And I didn’t say anything on purpose so they would keep doing this.”It’s not for lack of volume of attempted shots, Paris claimed. UW shoots more free throws during practice than any team in the nation.“Sometimes people struggle with free throws,” Paris said. “These are not 90 percent lifetime free throw shooters that have some sort of thing and now they’re shooting 45. These guys have always at some level struggled with free throws — have shot them better than this, for sure, but they’re struggling for them, especially.”Somebody somewhere would have made a lot of money by now for creating a solution to free throw woes.“If it was easy to do, then DeAndre Jordan would have shot better,” Paris said. “Shaq would have shot better. There’s a hundred guys in the NBA that don’t shoot well.”Senior forward Vitto Brown said he stays away from giving advice because there’s enough people in their ears to begin with.“They already know their free throws need work,” Brown said. “Anything that I would add has probably already been said.”Men’s basketball: Bohannon blood stuns No. 22 Wisconsin as UW blows late 9-point leadIn the end, it was familiar blood that did the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team in. Jason and Zach Read…No matter how hard they work during, before and even after practice, the improvements have to show up when the lights shine brightest, assistant coach Howard Moore said.“They’re making over 70 percent in practice,” Moore said. “But it’s gotta translate to the game.”UW tries to wear them out in practice and make them practice to shadow fatigue. But there’s no way to simulate an arena atmosphere on a Tuesday afternoon practice.“We can’t just bus 17,000 people into practice,” Moore said.Moore said the technical aspect of it is no longer the issue, rather the block occurs from the neck up. Whatever struggles persist come tournament time, it won’t be for lack of effort.“Guys have gotta be able to step up and knock them down,” Moore said. “I know they’ll be able to do that moving forward. They’re putting too much work into it.”
Christina Desmond could secure at least a silver medal at the Elite European Championships in Sofia today. The Cork middleweight faces Maily Nicar of France in the semi finals. The bout takes place around 6 pm Irish time.
The Management of non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, NBC and Coca-Cola Nigeria have presented World Cup tickets to two lucky winners in the ongoing â€œScore A Trip to Russia.â€ Promotion.The names of winners presented with the ticket at NBC head office, Iddo, Lagos are Fashola Moruf Adeyinka and Benjamin Muo.The â€˜Score A Trip to Russiaâ€™ campaign is an ongoing promotion put together by NBC/Coca-Cola, to reward esteemed consumerswith an all-expense paid trip to Russia 2018 to watch the FIFA World Cup matches which begin in June. Speaking during the presentation of the tickets to the winners, the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), George Polymenakos described the promotion as an initiative to reward consumers who are desirous of experiencing the excitement of watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup live in Russia.Polymenakos noted that in addition to the trip to Russia, the winners of the promotion would have the unique privilege to enjoy numerous special experiences including a hangout with the Super Eagles, a 7-day boat trip experience from Stockholm to Russia and back to Stockholm as well as a glorious opportunity to hold the Nigerian flag when the Super Eagles team confront Croatia in their first encounter at the tournament.To participate in the promo and stand the chance to win a trip to Russia, consumers only need to buy any of the various Coca- Cola products, look under the crown to get a code, text the code to 5453 and then follow the SMS responses.A total of 22 lucky winners are expected to emerge after the draw which runs between March 23 and May 4, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Serb Djokovic has won 18 consecutive matches since losing at the Rogers Cup on 10 August, and will replace Federer as world number two on Monday.The 14-time Grand Slam champion cruised through the first set, dropping just four points on his serve.Coric recovered from 3-0 down in the second to earn a break point at 3-2 before saving three championship points to break Djokovic and make it 5-4.But Djokovic won his 26th straight set to clinch his fourth title of 2018 and go just 35 points behind Rafael Nadal in the ATP Race for London.Djokovic’s winning run includes victory at the Cincinnati Masters in August, when he became the first player to win all nine Masters 1000 tournaments.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Novak-Djokovic Novak Djokovic continued his superb form on Sunday by beating Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Shanghai Masters.The second seed, 31, beat 21-year-old Coric 6-3 6-4 in 97 minutes to claim his fourth Shanghai title.Coric, the 13th seed, upset Roger Federer in Saturday’s semi-finals to reach his first Masters 1000 final.