Maintenance work halting commuter train service to Kota Station for 10 days

first_imgRead also: Not all trains created equal: Differences between MRT, LRT, Commuter LineShe added 45 of a total of 281 commuter train trips from Depok, Bogor, Cikarang and Bekasi to Kota Station and vice versa would be temporarily redirected, while one trip would be suspended. Commuter train services on other routes would operate normally, Anne said.The commuter train operator had coordinated with city-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta to assign more buses to serve routes departing from Manggarai Station that would connect commuters to various Transjakarta corridors.Anne said PT KCI advised all service users to adjust their travel schedules before the operational restrictions start.Updates on commuter trips can be accessed through the operator’s official Twitter account @commuterline, Instagram @commuterline, Facebook commuterline and call center 021-121.Topics : Commuter trains operating from Bogor, Depok, Cikarang and Bekasi that are usually bound for Kota Station in West Jakarta are to end their journeys at Manggarai Station in South Jakarta before returning to their respective stations of origin from Feb. 13 to 23.State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) and commuter line operator PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) said the measure was necessary because maintenance work was needed on railroad switches at Gambir Station and Kota Station.“We need a [temporary] operation pattern to ensure safety and anticipate train queues between Cikini Station and Jakarta Kota Station during the maintenance work,” PT KCI spokesperson Anne Purba said in a statement on Tuesday.last_img read more

Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

first_img“And it is likely continue for another 10 days due to heavy rains in Bangladesh and India.”The annual monsoon is critical for replenishing water supplies, but also wreaks havoc across vast swathes of the densely populated region, causing widespread death and damage.At least 81 people have died in Bangladesh, mostly from drowning, officials said, with almost three million people hit by the natural disaster through flooded homes and inundated communities.In Srinagar, a rural town just outside the capital Dhaka, some villagers fled to evacuation centers while others slept on boats and rafts made out of banana trunks lashed together with ropes to watch over their flooded homes. Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.In flood-prone Bangladesh — where almost one-third of the impoverished nation is underwater — officials warned of an extended disaster in one of the worst deluges in recent years.”The flood has been going on for at least 20 days,” the deputy chief of Bangladesh’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, Udoy Raihan, told AFP, adding that flooding usually lasted two weeks. “The last time we saw such flood was in 1998. We haven’t seen such dangerous floods since then,” Sheikh Moslem, 66, told AFP.Sufia Begum, 40, said the flood levels were up to her neck.”I am more worried about my two cows,” she told AFP as she looked at her submerged home and cowshed. “They are my only source of income. I can’t leave them here.”In India’s northeastern state of Assam, conditions eased as the death toll since the start of July edged up to 58 people.Many villagers whose homes were not fully submerged said they preferred to stay with their belongings despite the difficult conditions, and were being given food and water supplies from the government and local aid agencies.”There is ankle-deep water inside our home. We will stay here until it’s not manageable,” Anima Begum, 40, told AFP from the Morigaon district in Assam.At Assam’s World Heritage-listed Kaziranga National Park, 116 animals have died so far, including nine rare one-horned rhinos.In neighboring Nepal, the government issued a fresh warning about rising river levels for the next three days as rescuers searched for 51 people missing in landslides and floods.”Rescue and relief efforts are going on and we are on alert for areas at risk,” Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Centre chief Murari Wasti said.At least 84 people have died in Nepal as multiple landslides ravaged the Himalayan nation’s hill districts while incessant rainfall since Sunday has inundated parts of the southern plains.Topics :last_img read more

‘I’m screaming’ – Tony Adams slams Mikel Arteta for dropping Gabriel in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool

first_imgAdams feels Arteta needs to move away from playing three at the back (Picture: Getty)‘If you’re not careful, you can think that you’re doing okay, but I think there’s a long way to go with this team. I really do think there’s a long way to go.‘It’s a process, and I do think there are signs there that it’s happening. But I would be more confident if Arteta – I think he’s an exceptional coach, to get where he’s got with this bunch of players he’s doing a great job, I’m not arguing with the employment here, he’s doing a phenomenal job – but he just needs to get a back four in place and work with them. I think the system is working against him.’MORE: Mikel Arteta reacts to Alexandre Lacazette missing ‘best chance in the game’ as Arsenal lost to LiverpoolMORE: Arsenal legend Tony Adams says Bernd Leno ‘is not top-four quality’ and questions Mikel Arteta decisionAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Gunners legend felt the Brazilian should have kept his place (Pictures: Astro SuperSport / Getty)Tony Adams has slammed Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s decision to drop Gabriel and replace him with David Luiz against Liverpool, while he has called for the back three to be scrapped.The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by the Premier League champions at Anfield on Monday night, with Arteta restoring both Luiz and Kieran Tierney to the back-line and relegating Gabriel to the bench.But the older Brazilian was at fault for Liverpool’s match-settling third goal and Adams feels it was a mistake to drop the summer recruit from Lille, having been impressed with him against Fulham and West Ham, and is not convinced by Arteta’s current formation. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.5kSharescenter_img ‘I’m screaming’ – Tony Adams slams Mikel Arteta for dropping Gabriel in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool Luiz’s weak clearance allowed Diogo Jota to score on his debut (Picture: Getty)‘I think it was a bad decision not to play Gabriel,’ former Arsenal skipper Adams told Astro SuperSport after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘You’ve brought him into the team, he’s had two good games, and you bring Luiz in. I think that was an error. I’m screaming.‘The problem that the coach has got is the system has been really working, they’ve [lifted] the FA Cup, you kind of go, “Okay, I’ll run with it, it seems to be working, the lads seem to know what they’re doing”.‘Arsene Wenger came the first year and we were playing three at the back and he didn’t want it. He didn’t want it but we persevered for the rest of the year and then in pre-season the next season we went in to a back four and we got solid again.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘For me, it’s done Arteta a disservice by winning the FA Cup in the system they’ve got.‘Because I think they have got to get Holding alongside Gabriel, get Tierney in at left-back, and let’s put a back four in place with a three [in midfield]. Copy Liverpool! You know, the 4-3-3 has been hugely successful for them. They’re champions, it’s a great model, let’s copy it.’He continued: ‘I think they’re really at a tipping point for me, they really are. Because of the relative success they’ve had, it can put plasters on the cracks. Advertisementlast_img read more

Wednesday people roundup [updated]

first_imgMN – The fiduciary manager has appointed Michael Wray as senior investment strategist and Paul Doyle as business development analyst. Wray joins from Blackrock, where he was head of CEMEA LDI and pensions solutions, which included a focus on providing strategic advice to fiduciary clients in the UK and the Netherlands. Doyle joins MN’s business development team from Buck Global Investment Advisors, where he worked as an investment analyst servicing medium-sized pension schemes and as an alternatives research analyst.Société Générale Securities Services – David Painter has been hired by Société Générale Securities Services as head of trustee and depositary services in the UK. He will be based in London and report to Michèle Besse, global head of depositary control, and Bertrand Blanchard, the company’s country manager in the UK. Painter was previously a board director of the JP Morgan Trustee & Depositary Company and was this year elected chairman of the executive committee of the UK Depositary & Trustee Association, representing JP Morgan.UBS Global Asset Management – James Finch has been appointed by UBS Global Asset Management as head of global liquidity management for the EMEA. He will be based in London and report to the firm’s head of global liquidity management, Joe Abed. Finch was previously head of UK and fixed income business development at Source. APG, Belgacom, BP Pension Trustees, Avida International, Horeca, MN, Société Générale Securities Services, UBS Global Asset ManagementAPG – The €375bn asset manager and pensions provider APG has appointed Philip Neyt as senior public affairs adviser on its strategy and policy team. Alongside Theo Timmermans, head of APG’s international public affairs, Neyt is to focus on international stakeholder management. Neyt has been chief executive at the country’s largest pension fund – the €5bn scheme of telecommunications provider Belgacom – for 15 years, and acted as an adviser on pensions for several Belgian governments. He received numerous awards for pension fund management as well as for his personal contribution to the development of the pensions sector in Europe.Avida International – Sally Bridgeland, former chief executive of BP Pension Trustees, is joining the UK team of Dutch governance and outsourcing advisers Avida International. Her role will be as senior adviser, and she will start in October. Bridgeland left BP Pension Trustees in April this year, having started her work there in 2007. Before that, she worked for 20 years at Aon Hewitt and its predecessor Bacon & Woodrow. She has non-executive roles at EDHEC, FTSE and the Worshipful Company of Actuaries.  Horeca – The €5bn pension fund for the hospitality and catering sector, Horeca, has appointed Gérard Aben as its new independent chairman as of 1 July.  With a background in human resources, Aben has, according to Horeca, much experience on the board of large companies, such as coffee and tea producer Douwe Egberts and PostNL. He has also been a trustee at several pension funds. He succeeds Eiko de Vries.last_img read more

ALBA Expels USAID from Member Countries

first_img Share 81 Views   13 comments Share LocalNewsRegional ALBA Expels USAID from Member Countries by: – June 23, 2012 Sharecenter_img Resolution from the Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) for the immediate withdrawal of USAID from member countries of the alliance.On behalf of the Chancellors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Federal Republic of Brazil, on June 21st 2012.Given the open interference of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the internal politics of the ALBA countries, under the excuse of “planning and administering economic and humanitarian assistance for the whole world outside of the United States,” financing non-governmental organizations and actions and projects designed to destabilise the legitimate governments which do not share their common interests.Knowing the evidence brought to light by the declassified documents of the North American State Department in which the financing of organisations and political parties in opposition to ALBA countries is made evident, in a clear and shameless interference in the internal political processes of each nation.Given that this intervention of a foreign country in the internal politics of a country is contrary to the internal legislation of each nation.On the understanding that in the majority of ALBA countries, USAID, through its different organisations and disguises, acts in an illegal manner with impunity, without possessing a legal framework to support this action, and illegally financing the media, political leaders and non-governmental organisations, amongst others.On the understanding that through these financing programmes they are supporting NGOs which promote all kind of fundamentalism in order to conspire and limit the legal authority of our states, and in many cases, widely loot our natural resources on territory which they claim to control at their own free will.Conscious of the fact that our countries do not need any kind of external financing for the maintenance of our democracies, which are consolidated through the will of the Latin American and Caribbean people, in the same way that we do not need organisations in the charge of foreign powers which, in practice, usurp and weaken the presence of state organisms and prevent them from developing the role that corresponds to them in the economic and social arena of our populations.We resolve to:Request that the heads of state and the government of the states who are members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, immediately expel USAID and its delegates or representatives from their countries, due to the fact that we consider their presence and actions to constitute an interference which threatens the sovereignty and stability of our nations.In the city of Rio de Janeiro, Federal Republic of Brazil, June 21st 2012.Signed by:The government of the Pluri-national state of Bolivia.The government of the Republic of Cuba.The government of the Republic of Ecuador.The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.The government of the Republic of Nicaragua.The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.Aletho News Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Barry Geraghty expects ‘proper test’ at Cheltenham for More Of That

first_img Press Association Barry Geraghty has been pleased with what he has seen from More Of That ahead of his fencing debut in the Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Friday. A breathing problem was found, and subsequently operated on, and Geraghty, who partnered More Of That in the World Hurdle, again gets the ride in his new role as JP McManus’ retained rider. “I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’ve been in to school him a few times and it’s been a case of so far, so good. “It looks a good race in its own right and Cheltenham is always a proper test for a novice, especially first time out. “We want to learn about him, though, especially after what happened last season, and this will be a proper test. “We’ve been pleased with him so far, anyway.” The race has a rich history as it has produced two Gold Cup winners in Denman and Imperial Commander in recent times, as well as classy types like Dynaste, Grands Crus and Time For Rupert. Ian Williams won the race in 2009 with Weird Al and runs Ballyalton, second to Faugheen at the Festival two season ago but off for all of last term. Jonjo O’Neill’s seven-year-old was one of the brightest stars in the National Hunt game when he maintained his unbeaten record in the 2014 World Hurdle at the Festival, inflicting a first defeat on Annie Power in the process. Since then, however, he has only been seen once, when he was never a factor on his return to action at Newbury last November. He unseated his rider on his chasing debut at Warwick recently. “We know what it takes to win this, having done so with Weird Al, but it does look a very hot renewal,” said Williams. “It was a little unfortunate what happened at Warwick but he came out of it well and we viewed this as a good opportunity to get some more experience into him. “He departed just before the business end of the race but was closing in. “What seemed obvious, though, was that his year off just seemed to have dented his speed a little. “The fizz he had over hurdles wasn’t quite the same, so this step up to two and a half miles should suit him perfectly. In time I expect him to be running over three (miles).” David Pipe runs Dell’ Arca, a second-season novice who finished fourth in this 12 months ago and who finally opened his account over fences at Uttoxeter in May. “He’s a good horse who always runs in the good races,” said Pipe. “We were happy with him at Uttoxeter and we’ve been happy with him since. “It’s a small but select field and if More Of That comes back to form he’s the one we’ve got to beat.” As De Mee, Might Bite, Double Shuffle and The Society Man complete the line-up. last_img read more

Barcelona cut wages of players and club staff as the country grapples with coronavirus

first_imgMadrid: Barcelona have become the first Spanish football club to officially announce a pay cut for players and club staff as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.Sports in Spain has come to a standstill and Barcelona had to make the move so as to pay their support staff. “Faced with this scenario, the Board of Directors has decided to implement a series of measures to mitigate its effects and reduce the economic effects of this crisis,” said the club in its statement.”Among the measures adopted, it’s worth noting those related to the workplace are motivated by the need to adapt the contractual obligations of the club staff to the new and temporary circumstances that we are experiencing.”The club added the measures include “a reduction of the working day, imposed by the circumstances and the protection measures carried out, and, as a consequence, the proportional reduction of the remuneration provided for in the respective contracts.”The measure should lower the club’s wage bill by around 25 percent at a moment when it is not receiving any income through gate receipts.Barca also explained it would make all of its facilities available for use by the regional health ministry to help the struggle against the coronavirus. IANSAlso Read: Lionel Messi and VAR hand Barcelona victory over Real SociedadAlso Watch: East Siang District Administration in Arunachal Pradesh cautious over corona viruslast_img read more

Syracuse hires new director of basketball operations

first_imgKip Wellman, a former Syracuse graduate assistant, has been named the Orange’s director of basketball operations, SU Athletics announced in a release on Friday.Wellman served as a graduate assistant at Syracuse from 2005-2009 before joining Western Kentucky as the director of player development. He was later promoted to assistant coach, a capacity in which he served through the Hilltoppers’ 2011-12 NCAA Tournament campaign, but was out of basketball last season after WKU underwent a coaching change.Wellman fills the vacancy left by Tim O’Toole, who left the Orange for Stanford earlier this offseason. O’Toole joined SU midway through last season after Stan Kissel resigned abruptly  in December. Comments Published on August 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Alexa Radziewicz grows into defensive role for Syracuse

first_img Published on March 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Alexa Radziewicz was in her South Campus apartment on Feb. 27, nervous about the next day’s game. After Syracuse got off to a quick 4-0 start on the season, sweeping two doubleheaders against largely inferior opponents, the Orange was set to face its toughest challenge to that point, then-No. 7 Northwestern.The SU freshman was tasked with shadowing the Wildcats’ Selena Lasota, who had scored seven goals and taken 25 shots in only two games.All of a sudden, her phone lit up. It was a text message from SU defender and senior captain Mallory Vehar, telling her that she was going to do a great job the following day.“It meant a lot that she texted me and let me know that she was there for me,” Radziewicz said.Syracuse won that game, 16-12. While the game was a largely back-and-forth contest, Lasota was a total nonfactor, as she didn’t manage to get off any shots.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInside Lacrosse ranked Radziewicz as the 19th best incoming freshman. Her play has improved as she’s gotten more comfortable and she’s helped No. 3 SU (7-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) strengthen an already formidable defensive unit that’s been the backbone of the team this year.Radziewicz always had a strong support system at home with her parents and her older brother, Cody, who now starts for Johns Hopkins at midfield. The two would practice together, with Cody trying to dodge and his younger sister trying to stop him.“He would help me with my stick skills … my footwork, moving laterally, side to side. He’s been a big part of why I love lacrosse,” she said.The coaches have noticed Radziewicz’s skillset, praising her top-level speed. Gait singled her out when asked about defenders who had stepped up recently.The upperclassmen have noticed her quality of play, too. Junior Kaeli O’Connor has been impressed with the rookie’s athleticism and confidence, and cited the Northwestern game as an impressive performance by any defender, let alone a freshman.“We’ve asked her to shut off plays and she’s done that, we’ve asked her to clear the ball and she’s been great,” Gait said.Radziewicz said the team has embraced her so far and that her teammates are helping her feel at home.The one area that she wants to improve on moving forward is being more vocal on the field. Gait has said that his team’s defensive success is due to the unit’s fantastic communication, and O’Connor said that the biggest difference from last year was how much better they were at talking together as a team. But as Radziewicz continues to get more and more comfortable, that part should come too. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Will the GOATS graze together? : Juventus offer Ronaldo to Barcelona – Reports

first_imgRonaldo scored 37 goals for Juventus in all competitions last season, helping them win yet another Serie A title. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has been offered to La Liga giants Barcelona according to reports.The Portuguese goal machine, joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 on a four year deal for €105 million.According to Spanish football journalist, Guillem Balague, Juventus are struggling to meet the terms of Ronaldo’s contract, and have offered him to some of Europe’s top clubs.”Juventus want to get rid of his huge wages. He has been offered everywhere including Barcelona,” Balague told the BBC.”Ronaldo has been linked to teams like PSG, not because PSG want him, but because Jorge Mendez (Ronaldo’s agent) has been given instructions to find a team for Ronaldo,” he added.last_img read more