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first_img Topics : Read also: From MRT to Transjakarta, here’s how services have adjusted to citywide transport restrictionsThe Real Time feature, meanwhile, provides passengers with information about Transjakarta’s schedule.“Passengers do not need to open various apps or visit bus stops to check the bus’s estimated time of arrival. They only need to open the Tije app on their mobile phones,” said the company in a statement.Following the launch of the new features, Transjakarta’s service and development director Achmad Izzul Waro said the bus operator would also install free Wi-Fi connections at all bus stops along all corridors. High-speed internet services will be provided along corridors 1 to 12 by the end of this year, while a fiber optic network will be installed along corridor 13.“We are going to prepare the fiber optic cable along corridor 13, so the service can be enjoyed by all passengers and Jakarta residents,” he explained.Izzul said the high-speed internet service aimed to improve passenger queue management during busy hours.   He also encouraged entrepreneurs to use the free Wi-Fi service to support their businesses.The Tije application is available for download on the Play Store and App Store. (jes)  Following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) warning of the potential for COVID-19 infection from touching contaminated objects and surfaces, city-owned bus operator Transjakarta has added four new features on its Tije application: Transfer Ticket, Digital QR Ticketing, Smart Assistance and Real Time.Jakarta Transportation Agency head of road transport Susilo Dewanto said in a statement that digital innovation had been a top priority, as the company sought to support the city administration’s efforts to control COVID-19 transmission.The innovation is also in-line with Regional Strategic Activity No. 29 on the Jak Lingko Integrated Transportation system, one of the success indicators of which is the implementation of the One Person One Ticket system by Transjakarta. Therefore, the four features were launched to allow Transjakarta passengers to make contactless transactions and access the integrated system.center_img #mothermessage #covid19taskforce #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoap Transfer Ticket, for instance, allows app users to purchase Transjakarta tickets for friends or family members via their mobile phones. Meanwhile, Digital QR Ticketing enables contactless transactions, as users only need to scan a QR code when purchasing a ticket.Additionally, the Smart Assistance and Real Time features aim to provide users with comfortable and hassle-free journeys.The former serves as a personal assistant that can remind users about their upcoming trips with Transjakarta.last_img read more

first_imgQualified farmers have to registerwith their respective local government units. The Registry System for BasicSectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) is currently being updated. Aside from the P3 billion for thisunconditional cash transfer, the DA also has P10 billion for its RiceCompetitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). According to Engineer Roy Abaya ofDA’s Agriculture Field Programs Operational Planning Division, rice farmerswith half a hectare to two hectares of rice land will receive P5,000 each. “We hope to release the fund beforethe end of the year,” said Villacorta. ILOILO City – To help small ricefarmers affected by the falling prices of palayand the deluge of imported rice, the Department of Agriculture (DA) hasallocated P3 billion for unconditional cash transfers. Meanwhile, the National Food Authority(NFA) has a P7-billion budget to procure palaydirectly from farmers. Of this, it has already bought 10.25 million bags as ofthe second week of November./PN According to DA assistant secretaryAndrew Villacorta, there is P2.5 billion, too, for the Expanded Survival andRecovery Assistance (SURE Aid) program, extending a P15,000 zero-interest loanpayable in eight years to farmers tilling one hectare or less of farm lotplanted to rice. Around 166,000 farmers are the target beneficiaries. Abaya was here recently for theNational Rice Industry Stakeholders Conference. The targets are some 600,000 ricefarmers from Iloilo and 32 other provinces.last_img read more

first_imgMANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’sdecision to sign an executive order declaring a state of public healthemergency due to the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had been threeweeks late. Department of Health (DOH) secretaryFrancisco Duque III sought the declaration as early as Feb. 21 when theCOVID-19 cases in the country were just three. It would also put to rest questions onwhether an automatic price freeze on medicines and medical supplies may be madeby the DOH and the Department of Trade and Industry, he further stated. Meanwhile, opposition senator FranklinDrilon said President Duterte may only declare a public health emergency whenthe COVID-19 is already a threat to national security, given the wealth ofinformation given to him. In his letter to Executive SecretarySalvador Medialdea, Duque said the declaration would “ensure awhole-of-government response”, citing a “four-door framework” adopted by theDOH interagency task force on infectious diseases. Citing Republic Act 11332 or the“Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public HealthConcern Act”, Drilon said the Secretary of Health has the authority to declarean epidemic of national concern, like in the case of COVID-19. Declaring a state of public healthemergency would entail the activation of the Code Red, which requires that “allhuman and material resources must be made available for duty and deployment.” “Under this framework, theidentification of even one case due to local transmission or sustainedcommunity transmission beyond hospital and community surge capacity puts us inthe fourth or last door,” stated Duque. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said on Sunday Duterte only agreed with the declaration over the weekend“after considering all critical factors with the aim of safeguarding the healthof the Filipino public.” DOH on Saturday raised the country’salert system to Code Red, Sub-level 1 – a “preemptive call” for authorities andhealth workers to “prepare for possible increase in suspected and confirmedcases,” according to Duque. “A declaration of public healthemergency would be crucial to facilitate the sufficient and immediate access tofunding, particularly for local government units, and ease processes onprocurement, mandatory reporting, mandatory quarantine, and travelrestrictions, among others,” added Duque. But Drilon said a declaration of apublic health emergency should not lead to skirting of regular procurementprocesses on medical equipment to be used to address symptoms of COVID-19 likepneumonia and other respiratory ailments. “And when the same threatens nationalsecurity, the President shall declare a state of public health emergency andmobilize government and non-governmental agencies to respond to the threat. Soonly in cases where the epidemic threatens national security,” the Ilonggosenator told DZBB. The country has so far confirmed sixcases of COVID-19, including a 62-year-old man with no travel history abroad.The man’s wife also tested positive for the virus, making her the country’ssixth case. “Walangnakalagay sa batas na ipagtabi natin o balewalain natin ‘yung procurement laws. Maybidding pa rin ‘yan,” he said. “Ang batas sinasabi lamang mandatoryreporting requirement at kung naging nationalsecurity issue ay puwedeng mag-declareng public health emergency. Ngunit ‘yan nakalagay sa batas, tomobilize national agencies to respond to the threat.”/PNlast_img read more

first_imgCharles Edward Lee, 83, of Greensburg, passed away on March 3, 2018.  He was born on August 6, 1934, in Greensburg, the son of Lloyd and Louise Lee. He was a 1952 graduate of Sandusky High School. On August 6, 1954, Charlie married the love of his life, Barbara Jane Dillow. Charlie was a contractor and built many homes and businesses for the last 63 years. He loved sports and especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate. Charlie loved to go fishing and he spent a lot of time on his excavator, bulldozer, and bobcat. He loved to laugh and spend time with family and friends. Charlie was a member of the First Christian Church of Greensburg. Survivors include: Wife – Barbara Lee; Children – Eddy (Ronda) Lee, Gary (Becky) Lee, Lisa (Willie) Wilson, Lori (John) Wilson and Angie (Tim) Stapp, and son-in-law, Jim Walker. Grandchildren – Eric and Phillip Shafer, Lynsey (Nate) Crowell, Josh (Lisa) Lee, Matt Lee, Andrea Lee, Michelle Lee, and Alex Lee, Kylee (Isaiah) Thomas, Kari (Jordan) Craig, Adam (Alli) Wilson, Chelsy (Brian) Stewart, Chasity Wilson, Brad Wilson, Trevor Stapp, Meghan Stapp, and Sarah Stapp – 19 Great Grandchildren; Siblings – Mary Louise Bailey, Ralph (Nancy) Lee, Joyce Sefton, and Anna Jo (Ronnie) Chandler and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was preceded in death by his Parents; Daughter – Cathy Walker; Granddaughter – Jamie Shafer; Brothers – Freddie Lee and Jerry Lee. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church of Greensburg on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 am.  Rev. Danny Wolford will be officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Tottenham Hotspur winger Lucas Moura’s brilliant solo strike and defender Jan Vertonghen’s late header sealed a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in an entertaining Premier League game at Molineux Stadium on Sunday. It was Spurs’ fourth league victory in five games under Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese took over last month and the result also snapped Wolves’ impressive 11-game unbeaten run in the competition. Tottenham got off to the perfect start in the eighth minute when the lively Moura drifted past several Wolves defenders and smashed in a fierce right-footed shot that gave goalkeeper Rui Patricio no chance at the near post. Vertonghen, who endured a torrid afternoon due to wave after wave of Wolves attacks, popped up for the winning goal in the first minute of stoppage time with a fine header from a corner to seal all three points for the visitors. Wolves had earlier responded in emphatic fashion in the 67th minute when Adama Traore fired in from distance for his fourth league goal of the campaign, after the hosts had relentlessly pushed for an equaliser on a rainy afternoon. Spurs could have earlier doubled their advantage in the 37th minute, but Eric Dier dragged a shot wide from close range and only managed to hit the outside of the post after Patricio had failed to clear his lines. Spurs can leap into fourth place with a win over Chelsea next weekend, while Wolves travel to Norwich City.— Tags: Adama TraoreJan VertonghenRui PatricioTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

first_imgBAR HARBOR — Wrestling took center stage in Hancock County over the weekend, and the local teams didn’t disappoint.Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island all earned top-half finishes in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Bar Harbor. The teams combined to send nine wrestlers to the championship finals with two winning individual conference titles.Hosting the meet was the latest in a series of major steps forward for the MDI wrestling program, which was dormant for three years after the school’s decision to drop the sport following the 2014-15 season. The meet gave the Trojans, who placed seventh with 52 points, an opportunity to show just how far their group of wrestling newcomers has come since the sport returned a season ago.“You just have to be really grateful to see wrestling highlighted on MDI,” head coach Tony Dalisio said. “We have an awesome venue, and we got to showcase that and show people that wrestling belongs on the island.”Mount Desert Island’s Logan Blanchette competes in a 106-pound bout during the PVC championships Feb. 1 in Bar Harbor. With 52 points, the Trojans placed seventh to place in the top half of the 14-team field. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEthan Harkins highlighted the day for MDI with a first-place finish in the 182-pound weight class. He topped Logan Perkins of Dexter in the title bout to claim the crown after beating Matt Pike of Penobscot Valley in the quarterfinals and Isaiah Arno of Piscataquis in the semifinals.Harkins credited his win to Dalisio, whom he said put him in the right mindset to fight his way to victory through the 182-pound field. The MDI junior said he wasn’t in the best of moods when he woke up for the 9 a.m. meet, but his coach helped him channel his energy into a big-time performance that gave the Trojans a major boost in the rankings.“I wanted it, but I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed,” said Harkins, who won the consolation title at PVCs a year ago. “Coach just took me aside, sort of snapped me into it and put me in the right mindset. I was just dialed in as soon as I got on the mat.”At 170 pounds, Baylor Landsman earned a bye to the semifinals, where he defeated Jon Howell of Dexter. The junior lost to Jacob Nadeau of Piscataquis in the title match to take second place.Bucksport’s Grayson Fernald and Washington Academy’s Petak Dana assume the referee’s position while awaiting the whistle during the PVC championships. Fernald was runner-up at 195 pounds for Bucksport, which placed fourth with 98 points. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLFreshman Logan Blanchette gave MDI another podium finish with a third-place effort at 106 pounds. Blanchette had lost to Dexter’s Ethan Milliken in his opening bout but followed the loss with wins over Foxcroft’s Cameron Parlee and Caribou’s Ethan Edgecomb to take the consolation title.With MDI not offering wrestling for an extended period of time, the current Trojans ranged from zero wrestling experience to very little when they tried out for the team. Yet that hasn’t fazed Dalisio’s team, which has made up considerable ground on its Class B North opponents already over the course of the past two seasons.“We owe it all to our coach,” Harkins said. “Even though our repertoire isn’t as advanced as everyone else’s, repertoire is second to effort. He’s really taught us to go out and give it everything we’ve got.”For Bucksport, Kaleb Nightingale was crowned champion at 113 pounds with a win over Old Town’s Sam Charles. He had reached the final bout after receiving a bye to the semifinals and defeating Mattanawcook Academy’s Matt Russell.Bucksport also sent Travis Hutchinson (120 pounds), Grayson Fernald (195 pounds), Cameron Rich (220) and Gavin Billings (285) to the championship finals. The Golden Bucks tallied 98 points to finish fourth behind Dexter, Mattanawcook and Foxcroft.For Ellsworth, which took sixth place with 55 points, Matt Reid (126 pounds) and Noah Hughes (160 pounds) earned runner-up finishes in their respective weight classes. Reid’s berth in the title bout came after he defeated Ashton James of Calais in the semifinals.“He had lost to him three times this year,” Ellsworth assistant coach J.F. Burns said of Reid, who earned the victory after defeats against James on Dec. 11, Dec. 21 and Jan. 8. “[It was] the match of the day.”Ellsworth’s Everett Huckins earned a consolation win at 152 pounds with a victory over Thomas O’Meara of Caribou. Tate Schaffner-Whary placed fourth for the Eagles at 182 pounds after falling to Caribou’s Kaden DeMerchant in the consolation title bout.Local teams are set to compete in the Northern Maine championships at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Caribou High School. Qualified wrestlers will then participate in the state championships at 9 a.m. next Saturday, Feb. 15, at Fryeburg Academy. Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid fell to a shock 0-2 defeat at home to Real Sociedad yesterday as Santiago Solari’s side continue to struggle through a tough start to the New Year.Madrid got off to the worst possible start after Casemiro fouled Mikel Merino in the home side’s box just three minutes in. The referee pointed straight to the spot, and Sociedad striker Willian Jose made no mistake in thumping the resulting penalty high into Thibaut Courtois’ net.​Karim Benzema spurned a glorious chance to provide a quick response for Los Blancos just six minutes later. The ball broke for the Frenchman as he was clean in on goal, but the striker fired his effort wide of the far post. Both sides had plenty of chances early in the second half, though neither side could capitalise. Geronimo Rulli made a succession of saves from a flurry of close-range ​Real Madrid shots, including one from Vinicius Junior, just two minutes into the half. Adnan Januzaj also spurned a presentable opening for the visitors in the 53rd minute.The home side had a seemingly clear penalty appeal waved away midway through the second half, whilst former ​Manchester United star Januzaj failed to convert two further big chances for Sociedad.Lucas Vazquez was sent off on the hour mark for a second yellow card. After being booked in the first half for a reckless challenge, the Spaniard repeated the mistake with a poor challenge from behind to see a second yellow and leave Madrid with a mountain to climb.Substitute Ruben Pardo sealed the stunning victory for Sociedad with a clinical header, converting a floated cross from Willian Jose on the 83rd minute to condemn Madrid to another disappointing result.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football’s secondary takes hit against Louisville with injuries to Antwan Cordy and Juwan DowelsBreaking down Syracuse’s Tampa-2 defense and its depleted secondaryFreshman Kendall Coleman thrust into focal role in Syracuse defenseInexperienced DEs could pose problems for Syracuse in defending South Florida’s zone readSyracuse football opponent preview: What to know about South Florida Published on September 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Dowels, a redshirt sophomore, ranked seventh on SU with 40 total tackles last season and had four this year. After beginning the season as a backup cornerback, Dowels moved into the starting lineup before the Louisville game, jumping ahead of Cordell Hudson.“We’re taking a lot of hits in the secondary,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said after the game against UofL. “Hopefully we’ll have somebody else step up or we’ll have to move somebody else over that’s not playing the position right now.”The two injuries leave SU’s secondary corps, which allowed 431 passing yards to the Cardinals, depleted. Freshman Carl Jones is listed as the Orange’s third option at corner based on the two-deep depth chart. Hudson and safety Kielan Whitner are the only remaining defensive back starters from the Orange’s lineup against the Cardinals. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCordy ranked second on the Orange last season with 68 total tackles and first with 12 tackles for loss. Through two games this year, the junior had eight total tackles and one for a loss. Cordy also had a fumble recovery against the Cardinals in Week 2. He could apply for a medical redshirt and be eligible through the 2018 season.center_img Syracuse safety Antwan Cordy (forearm) and cornerback Juwan Dowels (knee) will both miss the rest of the season due to injuries sustained last week against Louisville, SU Athletics announced Friday night.Cordy injured his forearm in the second half against Louisville and tweeted Friday night that his surgery went well. Dowels sustained a knee injury in the first quarter and will have surgery within a few weeks, according to the release. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img StumbleUpon SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Related Articles Submit Yggdrasil Gaming selects SBC Summit to showcase latest innovations February 17, 2020 Share Share SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 An expansion into the multiplayer bingo world is on the cards for Yggdrasil Gaming, with a new product announcement allowing operators to add an extra dimension to its current offerings.Expanding on its casino solutions range, Yggdrasil’s bingo product, a mobile first, aims to offer players a “flexible and modern bingo experience” and is set to be provided across tablet and desktop platforms.Operators utilising the product are also set to benefit from cross sell potential, with mini versions of Yggdrasil slot titles set to be built into the interface, allowing gameplay at same time as playing bingo.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said: “We’ve been analysing bingo for some time and have realised there’s exciting potential to innovate in what has become a relatively dormant area of the industry.“With our in-house social and gaming expertise, we believe we can offer a fresh dimension to bingo. This can attract a new demographic of player to the market on a much lower CPA basis compared to casino, driving revenues directly and indirectly through our Boost tools and mini-slots integration.“On launch, players will recognise industry-first features for bingo which have been adapted from the wider casino space, reinvigorating the much-loved pastime and raising the bar against other products on the market.”Yggdrasil’s bingo product is also set to promote social interaction, with an easy-to-use, mobile optimised chat function, including a new reactions feature, creating an enjoyable and competitive environment.A plethora of other features are also due to be provided, including network promotions, game schedule management and liquidity via networked rooms with the option for private operator games.In addition it is also due to be complemented by Yggdrasil’s range of in-game promotional tools, known as Boost.last_img read more