Grab offers free scooter rides for health workers in COVID-19 emergency hospital

first_imgIn addition, the scooters will be disinfected every two hours. The operator will also provide hand sanitizers for users.Read also: Start-ups, NGOs team up to help people affected by COVID-19SOEs Minister Erick Thohir lauded the partnership.“It’s a good thing to help each other during this hard time. This shows that aid doesn’t always take the form of money and goods, but also technology,” the minister said in a statement on Monday.The government has converted four of the 10 athletes village towers into an emergency hospital focused on treating COVID-19 patients since March 23. President Joko Widodo said the facility would have the capacity for 3,000 patients.According to the national COVID-19 task force, 832 patients were hospitalized in the facility as of Monday, including 720 confirmed cases.Topics : Online ride-hailing platform Grab Indonesia is providing free GrabWheels electric scooters for medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients at the emergency hospital in the former athletes village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.The company will provide 100 scooters under a partnership program with the State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry to ease medical workers navigating the four apartment towers used as the COVID-19 treatment center.Grab will provide four GrabWheels stations in each tower, which will be attended by an operator 24 hours a day tasked with providing information to users and maintenance for the scooters.last_img read more

Mandate roundup: Norfolk, National LGPS Framework, Bærum

first_imgThe agreement is for passive investment management including the tracking of “a broad range of generic, non-proprietary, traditional and alternatively weighted equity and bond indices”.The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 7 October.In other news, the Norwegian municipality of Bærum has put out a tender notice seeking consultancy services to help it assess the quality of pensions provision for its employees.The winner of the contract will help Bærum with an “impartial quality assurance of pensions” from Bærum kommunale pensjonskasse, Statens pensjonskasse (SPK) and KLP.The municipality has a pension scheme for staff managed across these three providers, with teachers covered by Statens pensjonskasse, nurses by KLP and other employees by Bærum kommunale pensjonskasse. The contract is to start on 1 January 2017 and run until the beginning of 2022.The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 10 October. Norfolk County Council has formally put a contract out to tender seeking managers for a framework agreement to provide passive investment management services, primarily intended to be for the local government pension schemes (LGPS), including emerging asset pools.According to the tender announcement, the contract – to be made with several operators, the council says – has an estimated value in terms of fees and charges of between £20m and £140m (€24m-166m) over the whole 48-month duration of the agreement.Norfolk County Council, which has been overseeing the National LGPS Frameworks, announced in mid-June that it was soon to launch a procurement exercise for passive management.Norfolk put out the the tender on its own behalf and that of five other local authorities and local authority pension funds – Essex Pension Fund, Hampshire, Kent, Northamptonshire and Suffolk County Council, although the framework might also be used by other parties, including any administering authority within the LGPS, the Pension Protection Fund or any other public sector pension scheme. It is also open to the asset pools that are being set up by the LGPS.last_img read more

China’s Yao Ming ‘to retire from US basketball’

first_imgYao Ming is considered the NBA’s first renowned player from AsiaChinese basketball superstar Yao Ming, who plays for the Houston Rockets, has told the US National Basketball Association (NBA) he will retire from the game, American media report.The 7ft 6in (2.3m) giant’s career with the Rockets had been plagued by an assortment of injuries, most recently a stress fracture in his left leg.Yao’s injuries forced him to miss the entire 2009-2010 season.The 30-year-old is considered the NBA’s first renowned player from Asia.Yao officially informed the NBA of his decision sometime during the past two days, Yahoo! Sports reported on its website on Friday.The Shanghai native averaged 19.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in 486 NBA games during his career and was an eight-time All-Star player, a title given to the most successful contenders in the league.He was selected first overall by the Rockets in the 2002 NBA draft, following a career with the Chinese national team and the Shanghai Sharks.But Yao later suffered broken bones in his left foot, which kept him from playing in the 2009-2010 season, as well as a stress fracture in his left leg, forcing him to sit out all but five games during this past season.Analysts say Yao had a large international impact on the game and was a driving force behind the NBA establishing a China venture in 2007.Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal posted a video on his Twitter account, congratulating him on his career.“You are one of the greatest players ever to come out of China, one of the greatest players period,” O’Neal said.“Let’s go on vacation, bro, me and you,” he added.BBC News Share Share 25 Views   no discussions NewsSports China’s Yao Ming ‘to retire from US basketball’ by: – July 9, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Columbus city leader, substitute teacher under investigation following classroom incident

first_imgFacebookColumbus, In. — After officials from the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation declined comment earlier in the week a report from the Columbus Police Department says a city councilman and substitute teacher is under investigation following an altercation with a student.The report from the police department says the altercation between District 3 Republican Columbus city councilman Frank Jerome and a student over a cell phone just after noon on Friday, April 13. Jerome grabbed the students arm causing the student to fall from the chair. No injuries were reported.Unconfirmed reports indicate Jerome was sent home and will not be used as a substitute teacher any longer.Indiana State Police are conducting the investigation and have issued no statement.This is the second time in as many years for a Columbus city councilman to be in legal trouble. In 2016 District 1 Republican Dascal Bunch was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure after the Columbus Police Department reports indicated Bunch exposed himself to them on at least three occasions. Bunch agreed to and completed a pre-trial diversion program in 2017.last_img read more

Bassett continuing Stock Car, SportMod awards in 25th IMCA sponsorship season

first_img“Bassett becomes just the sixth partner to achieve the silver anniversary status and we are proud to celebrate that achievement with them,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Bassett has been a great supporter of IMCA racing for a long time and is one of an elite group of sponsors.” Bassett also returns to national decal programs for Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods. Drivers in both divisions are required to display two Bas­sett decals on their race car to eligible for point fund shares. The Burlington, Wis., manufacturer will again give sets of four wheels to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions. Track champions in the same divisions all receive $60 product certificates, applicable in the pur­chase of four wheels. BURLINGTON, Wis. – Another of IMCA’s longest tenured sponsors will be recognized with an award of its own this season. All Bassett awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Information about Bassett-made wheels is available at the www.bassettwheel.com web­site on Facebook or by calling 888 888-7199. 2019 marks the 25th year of IMCA sponsorship by Bassett Racing Wheel.last_img read more

Milling and paving to continue in Madison

first_imgMadison, IN—All Star Paving will continue milling and paving this week in Madison. This will be weather permitting.Here is the schedule for Monday, September 9-Thursday, September 12.Monday, September 9: They will mill the following: Ross St. (Mouser St. to Cherry); Banta Ave.; Highland Dr. (from Taylor St. to Wood St.); Cross Ave.They will pave the following: Cedarwood and RossTuesday, September 10:They will pave the following: Banta Ave., Cross Ave., and Highland Dr.Wednesday, September 11: They will mill the following: Cragmont St. (from State St. to Mouser St.); Cobblestone Way; Sunrise Dr.Thursday, September 12: They will pave the following: Cragmont St., Cobblestone Way, Sunrise Dr. Please be patient with the crews and give them plenty of room to work.last_img

Cazenovia boys track victorious at Cooperstown meet

first_imgDalton Seviver cleared 6 feet in the high jump to finish second, with Kyler Hathaway third by topping 5’8″. Angelo Annotto threw the shot put 41’8″ and the discus 122’3″, taking third place in each event. Sam DeLeon was third in the 100-meter dash in 11.84 seconds, with Charles Kubiniec sixth in 12.91 seconds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviatrack and field With a regular-season league championship in sight, the Cazenovia boys track and field team spent the first Saturday in May earning another important title.The Lakers beat 11 other teams to take top honors in the Don Howard Invitational at Cooperstown High School, earning 137 points to beat out Tri-Valley (117 points) for first place.Going 1-2 in the triple jump, the Lakers had Slater DeLeon prevail, going 40 feet 8 inches, with Ray Satchwell second by going 40 1 1/2″. In the long jump, DeLeon finished second with a leap of 20’5 1/4″, again ahead of Satchwell, whose 19’5 1/2″ put him in third place.center_img Justin Gagnon won the 110 high hurdles, his time of 15.52 seconds edging out Tri Valley’s Thomas VanSanders (15.55) as Satchwell finished sixth in 16.82 seconds .Also Gagnon made it to fourth place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.40, with Connor Wilson (1:05.25) sixth.DeLeon also got second place in the 200-meter dash in 23.54 seconds as the Lakers dominated the 4×100 relay, its time of 45.89 seconds more than two seconds clear of Little Falls (48.19), with Cazenovia also sixth in the 4×800 relay in 9:30.26.In the 3,200-meter run, the Lakers’ Noah DeRochie finished second in 10;36.66, with Jared Smith third in 10:39.28 as Smith also finished third in the mile in 4:46.27, ahead of DeRochie (4:53.21) in fifth place. Smith was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:19.10.last_img read more

Mid-Majors set to box out Majors

first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoSomewhere right now, CBS college broadcaster Billy Packer is going absolutely crazy.After all the proclamations of how much better the major conferences are than the mid-majors and bashing tournament director Craig Littlepage for some of the mid-major tournament bids (i.e., Air Force), Packer’s worst nightmare came true: the mid-majors are here, and they’re here to stay.As “Miami” Dave explained in his column earlier this week, the gap in college basketball has begun to close over the years, and it won’t be long before a 16-seed team will defeat a one-seed team.”A 16 is going to beat a one,” Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun said. “That gap is closing. Nobody ever thought a 15 could ever beat a two, and it’s happened four times. … [The gap is] closing, and we all know that.”But it’s not just the 16 seeds’ improvements; it’s mid-major conferences on a whole.After all, almost all 16 seeds come from mid-major conferences, but they aren’t the only ones making strides in the Big Dance.A prime example of the progress of mid-major teams: Washington, D.C.’s Sweet 16 match-up between No. 7 Wichita State and No. 11 George Mason Friday.Anyone who penciled in the Shockers and Patriots on their bracket was most likely looked at with the same look Packer has on his face now — one of sheer astonishment.This isn’t to say the mid-majors haven’t gotten any love this year. In actuality, it wouldn’t have been much of a shock to have the Shockers in the Sweet 16, considering they weren’t the underdogs against Seton Hall in the first round and are a part of everybody’s favorite new conference — the Missouri Valley.All year long, college basketball analysts boasted how tough this mid-major conference was this season, but did anyone expect the MVC to produce results in the tournament?Certainly not Packer, but, surprise, they produced four tournament teams — two of which are still alive. That’s two more than the Big Ten, the conference with the highest RPI in the nation this year.The fact of the matter is the Missouri Valley Conference has become on par with most major conferences. Its tournament bids, tournament success thus far and season RPI all justify this statement, and soon it could be argued that the MVC actually is a major conference.But George Mason?Nobody could’ve predicted the Patriots would topple two of last year’s Final Four teams. Nobody. Especially considering one of their best players — Tony Skinn — was suspended for the first-round game against Michigan State for pulling a Chris Paul and punching an opponent in the groin during the Colonial Conference semi-final game.Then again, the Colonial Conference isn’t bad, either.It certainly isn’t on the same page as the MVC, but there are some quality teams in the conference. UNC-Wilmington also made the conference, and the Hofstra Pride and Old Dominion were serious contenders for bids as well, but settled for the NIT.While the Wichita State-George Mason game will ensure a mid-major team advances to the Elite Eight, these two teams aren’t the only mid-majors creating some March Madness.Bradley’s impeccable run to the Sweet 16 has turned the most heads, as the No. 13 Braves knocked off two potential Final Four picks in No. 4 Kansas and No. 5 Pittsburgh and now set to play the top-seeded Memphis Tigers, a team that has feasted on mid-major teams in the first two rounds by destroying both Oral Roberts and Bucknell, respectively.But what’s stopping Bradley now?Going into the tournament, Memphis was said to be the weakest No. 1 seed, and Bradley is on a roll.Not to mention sophomore big man Patrick O’Bryant has become a star with his dominating low-post game versus Pittsburgh.His performance has already begun to garner NBA talk, as his name has been thrown into pro scouts’ first-round draft projections — and he’s just a sophomore.While Bradley is ecstatic to make it to the Sweet 16, it wasn’t an easy road.The Braves had to survive the tough Missouri Valley Conference — yes, survive a mid-major conference schedule — to make it.BU had to put it together late in the season to solidify its tournament bid, winning seven-straight games before falling to Southern Illinois — another MVC in the NCAA tournament — in the conference tournament.And now the Bradley Braves are the talk of everybody’s busted bracket.No wonder former Wisconsin Badger DeAaron Williams wanted to transfer there. He knows the mid-majors will soon be the place to be.last_img read more

Sergio Salcido misses Marist game with ‘upper-body injury’, return date unclear

first_imgSergio Salcido missed Syracuse’s 20-8 win over Marist on Sunday with an upper-body injury, according to SU Athletics.“We’ll find out more this week whether he can play next week or not,” Orange head coach John Desko said.When asked what the injury was, Desko paused, looked at SU athletics communications representative Mike Morrison and asked him, “What would we call that kind of extremity?”Salcido was seen before the game in dress clothes with his right hand taped up.The second-line midfielder has recorded five assists and six ground balls in 2015 and has no goals in 12 shot attempts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on May 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Coalition wants to award Japanese honorary degrees

first_imgDuring World War II, an estimated 120 Japanese American students attended USC. But in the wake of Pearl Harbor, thousands of Japanese Americans were forcefully relocated to Japanese internment camps across the country.Recognition · USC Nisei Alumni were honored before a crowd of thousands at the Trojan football game against Arizona in the Coliseum on Oct. 11, 2008. They were awarded “alumni status” at halftime of the game. – Daily Trojan file photo Like all other colleges and universities on the West coast, USC withdrew its Nisei, Japanese American, students from the university and sent them to internment camps, according to From Concentration Camp to Campus: Japanese American Students and World War II by Allan W. Austin, a book written about Japanese students experiences during World War II.Today, eight USC students have come together in hopes of making up for this injustice.Starting last year, an entirely student-run coalition was formed to complete the Nisei Diploma Project at USC.“It is long overdue to give recognition to students affected from Nisei camps,” said Tracy Yen, a sophomore majoring in international relations and one of the project’s organizers.The project’s goal is to have USC issue honorary degrees to Japanese Americans who were forced to terminate their education at USC and relocate to internment camps.In 2008, Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-South Los Angeles County) passed Assembly Bill 37, calling for public institutions to issue degrees to those Japanese American students who were forced to abandon their college education in 1942.Many University of Californias, California State Universities and community colleges have already issued these honorary diplomas, but USC is yet to do so.“By issuing these honorary degrees, USC can take the final step in recognizing our fellow Trojans’ education,” said Sally Kikuchi, a first year master student studying public administration and a project organizer.Yen said she believes this is her opportunity to aid former Trojans.“These people were college students like us who saw the importance of education,” Yen said. “Taking it from them was wrong and I feel that as a student that can be involved in this, I should help out as much as I can.”The student group is currently asking members of the USC community to sign a petition stating they “support the initiative to grant honorary degrees to our fellow Trojans.” The petition started in late February and is expected to remain open until midnight Thursday, March 24.As of March 21, more than 1,136 USC alumni, students, faculty and staff had already signed the petition.The organization is not searching for a specific number of signatures, but instead hopes to obtain as many signatures as possible, according to Kikuchi.The petition was established mainly to show that diverse groups within the USC community support the effort proposed by the student group.“The petition is taking place to show President C. L. Max Nikias and the Board of Trustees that there is a heavy desire to want to recognize students who were unable to receive their education during World War II,” said Kevin Cheung, a senior majoring in business administration, who is in charge of the Nisei Diploma Project. “It shows that as members of the Trojan family we take of each other.”The student group plans to deliver the petition, a personal letter expressing the importance of providing these diplomas and several letters from on campus organizations supporting the cause, to Nikias’ʼ office Friday.The project’s organizers have not spoken to President Nikias directly, but Cheung says the group is willing to speak with him on the matter if he allows it.“There have been previous attempts, but with our current depth of knowledge about the issue, the new bill and a fresh start with newly inaugurated President Nikias, it is the perfect time to start the project,” Cheung said.If the project is successful, more than 120 Japanese American USC students who were affected will receive their honorary diplomas.“The success of this project will demonstrate USC’s commitment to validating every student’s education,” Kikuchi said. “It will demonstrate to those outside of USC that our school truly takes the steps to address important issues that have a lasting impact on past, current and future generations.”It has been nearly 70 years since the Japanese American internment camps, but the projects’ organizers feel the issue is as important now as it was then.“We can show that even if it takes this long we will do the right thing and support each other,” Cheung said.last_img read more