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“[We] still need to improve the public’s discipline in three important aspects, [namely] using face masks, washing hands regularly and maintaining a [physical] distance,” Anies said during a press conference live-streamed on Wednesday.Jakarta had already extended for a third time its PSBB on June 4 until the end of last month, a period described as Jakarta’s “transitional” phase to loosening restrictions, after research data showed that the epidemiological trend of new COVID-19 cases and deaths had declined.On Wednesday, Anies claimed that Jakarta had achieved a score of 71 in the pandemic indicator designed by a team from the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Public Health department, slightly surpassing the advised minimum score of 70 for relaxing restrictions.Read also: Indonesia’s latest official COVID-19 figures Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced that the capital is extending its transitional COVID-19 mobility restrictions by 14 days and tightening supervision of traditional markets and train services.The city administration had decided to keep its large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in place until July 15 after reviewing the situation of the pandemic in the capital with the COVID-19 task force, Anies said.He highlighted the need for Jakarta to avoid a spike in infections once the administration started to relax curbs. The index takes into account epidemiological conditions, public health and health facilities.The capital had tested around 1,400 residents per 1 million population, exceeding the minimum of 1,000 tests per million people recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Anies said.Anies said residents needed to be more disciplined in wearing face masks, washing their hands and maintaining a distance from one another to avoid a future spike in COVID-19 cases.The city administration would also deploy military, police and administration officers to supervise the implementation of health protocol at traditional markets and on commuter trains, as those places had become hotbeds of transmission.Officers would guard every entrance and exit of all 153 city-owned markets and 150 community markets in the capital and limit the number of visitors to 50 percent of the market’s capacity at any given time. In exchange, markets were allowed to return to their regular operating hours.Read also: Jakarta pedestrians allowed to exercise at 32 alternative CFD locationsFor the commuter trains, officers would cooperate with state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) to supervise passenger limitations at stations.“Transmissions in other places, such as office buildings, shopping centers and other public transportation services is pretty much under control, but work remains to be done at traditional markets and commuter trains,” Anies said.Although the new school year is scheduled to start on July 13, Anies said Jakarta had no plans to reopen schools yet, with online learning expected to continue as the provincial health agency warned that children were more susceptible to infection. The governor said the majority of COVID-19 cases in the capital were active, and many of the cases were asymptomatic residents found to be positive through door-to-door tests conducted by community health centers (Puskesmas) rather than hospitalized patients.“[We will continue to] test, track and isolate [these patients],” he continued. “That way, we want Jakarta citizens to have confidence that the government is taking all steps to protect and guarantee the safety of its citizens.”Topics :
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, The Blog, Voting & Elections Today is the day: April 26th is the Pennsylvania primary. Registered voters in the Republican and Democratic parties will head to the polls to make their choice for President of the United States, United States Senator, statewide row offices and most of the state legislative seats in Pennsylvania.Polls are open from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM — Go vote!After the polls close, you can head over to the Department of State’s election-night returns website, which offers up-to-the-minute statewide results.The portal allows users to customize searches, receive timely updates and view results on mobile devices. The site also provides direct links to each county’s election results website.Visitors to the site can take advantage of a location-based service through the “My County” link which instantly brings up results for the county in which the user is located.The election returns website can be accessed on the Department of State’s home page at dos.pa.gov. The Department will have results on the site as it receives reports from Pennsylvania’s 67 counties after the polls close at 8 PM on Election Day.Miss the registration deadline for the primary? It is never too early to register online so you can participate in the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, November 8th. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf April 26, 2016 BLOG: How to Follow Pennsylvania Primary Election Returns
Outsourced trading demand is increasing as investment firms look to reduce costs, satisfy regulatory demands and expand into different markets. COVID-19 demonstrated to many fund managers that not everything needs to be operated in house. In fact, some processes and functions might actually perform just as well in a remote and virtualized environment.According to a new paper from Capco – Outsourced Trading: Who, What & Why Now? – which looks at why a growing number of firms are looking to use or provide outsourced trading as a service and identifies key emerging trends.Typically, smaller hedge funds and other investment managers outsource trading to a brokerage firm, however, the paper shows that many of the largest organisations may begin outsourcing some or all their trading within the next few years.The paper, co-authored by Capco’s head of prime brokerage (UK) Anthony Bennett and executive director Andrew Dearman, noted that as technology, transparency and service convenience increases, outsourcing is becoming more widely adopted to support core hedge fund strategies. This notion has been entertained by recent research conducted by KPMG and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), which found that hedge funds are preparing to emerge from disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic more resilient, adaptable and efficient by adopting a “decentralisation of operations”.KPMG and AIMA surveyed 144 hedge fund managers globally – representing $840bn (€704bn) in total assets – in real time throughout the pandemic to discover how the alternatives sector had performed and adapted to meet the new normal, and how investment funds were expected to change going forward.The survey found that 71% of respondents cited the success of operating in the current remote working environment as a catalyst to increase outsourcing operational and technological solutions to improve efficiency, generate cost savings and manage margins more effectively. Anthony Bennett, CapcoAndrew Weir, global head of asset management at KPMG International, said hedge funds “are evaluating their existing operating model and adjusting their core processes, cost structures and work environments so they are positioned to grow and meet the changing needs of investors”.The research study also showed that more than 80% of respondents were investing in their digital infrastructure and IT capabilities. Half of all firms said they were investing in cyber security measures with one-in-three firms saying they were building a central data warehouse to facilitate data analysis and reporting.“Susbtancial additional income”Revenue estimates vary, but indicate greater moves to outsourced trading could generate substantial additional income for providers. Established players could look to grow revenue from their existing client base as more services are used and volumes increase, Capco’s paper added.The co-authors also found that as outsourced trading matures, scale and credibility grows, larger hedge funds, especially with working from home being the norm, could start to outsource more middle office functions.At KPMG, partner Christopher Mears said the vast majority of emerging managers and otehr investment firms start with the assumption that they will be outsourcing key functions from the very beginning.“It’s that cost scalability that underpins their business model. Investors understand this and — as long as the managers are able to integrate with their providers — are very comfortable with the approach,” he said.Chinese wallsProviding the outsourced trading service, Capco’s report highlighted, would not be a trivial investment for firms. With a need to establish ‘Chinese walls’ between certain business units, updated policies and procedures as well as IT change would be required.Large investment banks that provide research, banking, and prime brokerage services in addition to outsourced trading services could potentially be competing/trading against their own outsource trading OT client base, said Capco’s Bennett.Firms interested in migrating to an outsourced trading model would need help shifting their traditional middle/back office functions to the offering firms, which would require additional resourcing to make it happen, the paper suggested.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.
REA Group/realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee.Ms Conisbee said she was surprised by the “sheer number of suburbs” in greater Brisbane where it was cheaper to buy than rent.“There’s quite a large number of them,” she said.“Now is actually a good time to look to buy because we are looking to see further increases in rental levels.“The reason being we have fewer new developments going ahead and also fewer investors in the market.”Caitlin and Bryn Williams decided to buy a home in Ripley when they realised they could pay about the same in loan repayments as they were in rent.After previously renting in Ipswich, they bought a brand new, four-bedroom house for just over $350,000 in the Ecco Ripley estate, where stage one of the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre has just been completed.“We’re happy not to be renting anymore,” Mrs Williams said.“What we were paying in rent, we were paying off someone else’s mortgage.” An artist’s impression of Ripley Town Centre.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRipley is on track to become Australia’s biggest masterplanned community — home to 120,000 by 2041.CoreLogic figures show the suburb’s median house price has grown by nearly 20 per cent in the past 12 months.Mohammad Bassiri of Ray White Springfield Lakes said people were starting to realise it worked out cheaper or just as expensive to buy a home in the Ipswich region as it was to rent one.Mr Bassiri said a friend of his recently moved from a rental at Springfield Lakes to buy a three-bedroom house at South Ripley for $320,000 because he realised the mortgage repayments were the same as his rent payments.WHERE IT IS CHEAPER TO BUY THAN RENT IN QLD Suburb Median house price Monthly loan repayment Monthly rent Difference1. Lamb Island $110,000 $405 $997 $592 2. Macleay Island $182,000 $669 $1,192 $523 3. Russell Island $165,000 $607 $1,083 $476 4. Kilcoy $272,000 $1000 $1,452 $4525. Mundoolun $576,000 $2,118 $2,548 $430 6. Laidley $237,500 $873 $1,300 $427 7. Woodford $327,250 $1,204 $1,603 $399 8. Plainland $375,000 $1,379 $1,768 $3899. Ebbw Vale $248,500 $914 $1,300 $386 10. Ripley $335,000 $1,232 $1,603 $37111. One Mile $242,500 $892 $1,257 $36512. Blackstone $314,000 $1,155 $1,517 $36213. Leichhardt $243,375 $895 $1,257 $36214. Lowood $251,750 $926 $1,278 $352 15. Brendale $270,000 $993 $1,343 $35016. Riverview $238,500 $877 $1,213 $33617. Cedar Vale $498,000 $1,832 $2,167 $33518. Goodna $310,500 $1,142 $1,473 $33119. Loganholme $381,900 $1,405 $1,733 $32820. Redbank $329,000 $1,210 $1,538 $328(Source: Realestate.com.au) The Ipswich region has a host of suburbs where it is cheaper to buy a home than rent one. Image: AAP/Richard Walker.IT HAS played second fiddle to Brisbane for years, but finally, it is Ipswich’s time to shine.Long regarded as the river city’s poor cousin, the “Switch” has shaken off its stigma and is forging a name for itself as the state’s property bargain capital — where you can get a house for less than your weekly rent.New figures from realestate.com.au have revealed the suburbs across Queensland where it is now cheaper to buy than rent and eight of the top 20 are in the Ipswich growth corridor.In Ebbw Vale, where the median house price is $248,500, it works out to be $386 cheaper to own a home in the suburb than to rent one. Construction underway in Redbank, one of the Ipswich suburbs where it is cheaper to rent than buy. Image: AAP/Richard Walker.And in the burgeoning masterplanned community of Ripley, where it costs $1600 a month on average to rent of home, it only costs $1230 a month on average to own one.It comes as Brisbane’s housing market has recorded its strongest annual rise in rents in three years.After months of flat growth in rental properties, analysis of the latest CoreLogic data by realestate.com.au shows house rents increased 2.4 per cent in 2018, while the cost of leasing a unit became 2.6 per cent more expensive.A rare combination of low interest rates, a rising population and fewer investors and new developments is starting to put upward pressure on rents in the sunshine state and industry experts say now is the time for long-term renters to buy. Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said the only way was up for rents in the city, as underlying demand in the Brisbane market began to absorb rental supply.
Three doctors tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and thus must stop working temporarily until their quarantine is over and they have been cleared.Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, asked Dr. Girlie Pinonggan, chief- of-hospital of the Cadiz District Hospital, to send additional doctors to the TLJPH.Diaz said the TJLPH is left with two pediatricians only. One of the three COVID-positive doctors was a pediatrician. The two others were internists. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – The Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Negros Occidental lacks doctors. Earlier, nine pediatricians of the TLJPH were subjected to reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test. They were not instructed not to report for duty until their results came out.A doctor of the provincial hospital infected two others after getting the virus from a 70-year-old patient at the Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital who misdeclared his health status.The incident forced the closure of the hospital’s out-patient department.The doctor was employed at TLJPH where he infected two of his co-workers.Diaz said a staff of the hospital who assists patients has also shown symptoms of COVID-19 like fever and loose bowel movement.Admissions at the TJLPH were temporarily suspended. Contact tracing and disinfection are ongoing.Only emergency cases are accommodated at a tent at the hospital grounds./PN
The St. Louis 7th Grade Cardinals basketball team defeated Sunman-Dearborn 39-16 Thursday Night.Robert Raver led the team in scoring, block shots, and steals. Kevin Salatin was the leading rebounder as he has been throughout the season. Gus Cooper and Nathan Eckstein came off the bench and turned in all-around good performances to help the Cardinals reach their 8th victory of the season.Submitted by STL Coach Dale Amrhein.The St. Louis 8th grade Cardinals were defeated 40-9 by Sunman-Dearborn Thursday night.Jack Kellerman and Chandler Meyers combined 6 and 3 points respectively for the Cards.The boys have the week off from games and return to action on Monday, December 2 vs. South Dearborn.Submitted by STL Coach Jon Temple.
Indianapolis, In. — Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has submitted the final report of the Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to the Indiana General Assembly.“It is my great pleasure to share with the public and the Indiana General Assembly the final report, entitled, Comprehensive State Plan on Community Based Services for Persons with IDD: The 1102 Task Force Report,” Crouch said.The Task Force for Assessment of Services and Supports for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities was established by House Enrolled Act 1102, during the 2017 session of the Indiana General Assembly. This plan, with its goals and recommendations, provides information about existing services, identifies gaps in services and proposes services that will help make people with disabilities more independent.Crouch has been the champion on issues important to people with disabilities and their families.“I, along with the members of the task force, encourage the implementation of this plan over the next few years,” said Crouch. “We must not only improve services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but promote greater community opportunities for Hoosiers with IDD.”The task force, comprised of 17 members including self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, advocacy organizations, service providers and state government agencies, met a total of 10 times throughout Indiana. Stakeholder input was critical to informing the work of the task force. Hundreds of stakeholders, including those who self-identified as individuals with disabilities, family members of individuals with disabilities and staff from organizations that provide services to individuals with disabilities, provided public comment to the task force.“Our goal was to assess our current service delivery model and identify ways to improve supports for individuals and families. We know individuals and families need supports that address all facets of life and adjust as their roles and needs change. The task force, inclusive of public comment, provided an opportunity for Indiana to design a system for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that is more holistic and individualized while also fostering independence by providing greater access to housing, jobs and their community,” said Kylee Hope, task force member and the director of the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.The task force developed a final report to share with the Indiana General Assembly. This plan, with its goal and recommendations, provides information about existing services, identifies gaps in services, and proposes recommendations that will not only improve services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but promote greater community opportunities for Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.To read the full report click here.
Honourable Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare has disclosed that the organisers will meet with the government and stakeholders to discuss the way forward for the 2020 National Sports Festival. read also:Welfare of athletes and ex-internationals paramount – Sports Minister “We’ll not shy away from making decisions based on the reality on the ground. This is a milestone to determine when to start sporting activities, but we would not jeopardise the health and wellbeing of our sportsmen and women.” “We shall study your report, sit down with relevant agencies of government to examine the recommendations there-in. The Ministry is properly guided by the Covid-19 protocol.” He said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Minister made this known shortly after he received reports from the 11 man committee of the 2020 national sports Festival in his office on Thursday. The Minister assured that he will get the Government and other stakeholders to round table in order to discuss on when the games will commence.Advertisement Loading…
IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers can access those forms utilizing the forms pulldown at the top of the home page. VINTON, Iowa – Contingency forms for drivers in five divisions are now available through the IMCA website. The Aug. 1 deadline for submitting contingency forms has been suspended, noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, to ensure that as many drivers as possible have the opportunity to sign up. Forms can be filled out and returned electronically or printed and mailed to the IMCA home office along with a car photos proving decal placement.