Japan to bar entry for foreign travelers, including Indonesians

first_img“The new policy will be implemented until the end of April and could be extended,” the embassy said.Japan has yet to impose a lockdown, but stores and offices have been closed to implement social distancing and a work-from-home policy. However, it did not stop people in the capital shopping for food and household supplies, albeit in a calm and orderly manner, said the embassy.Read also: Indonesia, Japan commit to ‘cooperation’ against COVID-19The Japanese government has decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for a maximum of one year, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying he wanted to see the world’s biggest sporting event become the beacon of the international community coming together to address mutual challenges, the embassy wrote.The embassy is consistently monitoring Indonesian citizens in Japan and is calling on them to obey instructions from the authorities.Assistance and help from the embassy can be accessed through its hotline at +818049407419 and email consular@kbritokyo.jp, as well as the website m.kbritokyo.jp.Topics : The visa suspension will come into effect on Saturday for visitors from several countries, including Indonesia. However, foreigners registered as residents for work or study purposes are still allowed to enter Japan but must be willing to be quarantined for 14 days.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia suspends visa-free policy, expands ban for people from worst-hit countriesThe embassy said visa-free or visa-waiver policies would also be revoked upon the enactment of the new policy. The same goes for people traveling with APEC business travel cards, as they will not be allowed to enter Japan.Visas issued before March 27 by the Japanese mission in Indonesia will no longer be valid. New visa issuance will be halted starting from March 28. Japan is set to bar entry to citizens of several countries, including Indonesia, wishing to travel to the country starting on Saturday, following a consistent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the East Asian nation.According to the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan recorded 101 new cases on Friday morning, bringing the tally to 1,402 nationwide, resulting in 45 deaths.As of Friday, Tokyo had recorded 267 cases, putting the capital prefecture on top of the list with the highest tally, surpassing Hokkaido.last_img read more

White House says late-June G7 summit would be great reopening example

first_img“We want to see it happen, we think it will happen and so far foreign leaders are very much on board with the idea,” she added.Trump, who is head of the G7 this year, has said an in-person summit would be a symbol of the United States and other countries seeking to return to normal, something the president has urged should happen quickly despite concerns from public health experts.In March, the Republican president canceled the physical summit scheduled for June, moving to a video conference as nations grappled with the shutdown of international travel and multiple closures to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.The leaders’ April and May discussions were also moved to teleconference.The G7 is made up of the United States, Italy, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Britain as well as the European Union.At least 1,672,708 cases of the highly contagious novel coronavirus have been reported in the United States and its territories, according to a Reuters tally of state and local government sources as of Tuesday. President Donald Trump believes there would be “no greater example of reopening” than holding a summit of Group of Seven leaders in the United States near the end of June, the White House said on Tuesday.White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said the goal was for the summit to be held at the White House and that world leaders who attend would be protected.”The president thinks no greater example of reopening in his transition to greatness would be the G7 and the G7 happening here,” McEnany told reporters. Topics :last_img read more

Dexia AM rebrands following acquisition by New York Life IM [updated]

first_imgSpeaking during a conference call, he also said he saw CANDRIAM positioned in a “sweet spot”, able to take advantage of a number of market opportunities.“We are small enough to continue to be flexible, to continue to focus on the local position in each country in Europe – we have 11 operations today – to have this dedicated team with a lot of proximity, and our entrepreneurial spirit and the company culture will remain the same,” he said. However, Abou-Jaoudé also said the backing of “one of the strongest financial groups” would grant it the resources and strength to achieve new objectives and targets.Addressing the two years between DAM’s announcement that it was seeking a buyer and the eventual acquisition by NYLIM, he said: “Clearly, after this period of uncertainty that last two years now, with the change of ownership plus uncertainty over our parent company, this new start, this fresh start will help us to regain business.“We can see the momentum is already in place internally. And, in terms institutional clients, consultants and third-party distributors, there is a lot of interest that is coming over the last 10 days after we signed.”DAM first announced it was up for sale in 2012, it entered exclusive, but ultimately fruitless, talks with Hong Kong’s GCS Capital in late 2012.Over last summer, FinEx Capital then made a bid for the company, but the firm eventually began exclusive talks with NYLIM, culminating in the €380m transaction.CANDRIAM said it would look to build on experience in corporate and high-yield debt, biotechnology, socially responsible investment and European and quant equity strategies.As of the end of December, DAM managed €73bn in assets. Dexia Asset Management (DAM) has rebranded following its recent sale to New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), and is hopeful that with a new name and new corporate parents, it will be able to have a “fresh start”, its chief executive has said.In a statement, Naïm Abou-Jaoudé said the new name, CANDRIAM, was an acronym of what it regarded as its core company values – conviction and responsibility in asset management.“These two values drive everything we do,” Abou-Jaoudé said. “They are the roots of our expertise, our innovative ideas and a great discipline in our investment processes.”The chief executive acknowledged that the €380m acquisition by NYLIM ended a “period of uncertainty”, and that it might be a while before it can attract new business again.last_img read more

Thailand’s PTT forms global LNG trading unit

first_imgLNG World News Staff Thailand’s state-owned PTT has launched a global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading and marketing arm.PTT said in a statement that its board of directors in May passed a resolution to establish a new joint venture company to carry out business related to LNG, as the first step of investment expansion in full integrated LNG value.PTT Global LNG has been established on June 2 with a registered capital of 8 million Baht ($235,504), consisting of 8,000 ordinary shares at 1,000 Baht each.The LNG trading company is a venture between PTT and its unit PTTEP Business Center Company, holding a 50% stake each,It was reported earlier this year that Thailand’s largest energy firm PTT was looking to expand its LNG import capacity to mitigate the effects of the depleting domestic resources.The company is expanding the handling capacity of its Map Ta Phut LNG import terminal, which, when completed in 2019 would have a capacity of  11.5 mtpa.The company also intends to build a second LNG import terminal with the capacity to handle 7.5 mtpa.PTT has already signed a 20-year LNG supply deal with the UK-based energy giant BP starting this year.In addition to expanding the domestic LNG import capacity, the company is planning on developing production abroad.PTT, through its exploration and production unit, holds an 8.5 percent interest in Area 1, offshore Mozambique.Natural gas resources from Area 1 will feed the planned Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG terminal.last_img read more

Bulldogs Middle School Football Teams Defeat Indians

first_imgThe 7th grade Bulldog football team got their first win at Milan with a 20 – 6 win.In the first half Jake Cruise ran for a 43 yd TD run to tie the score at 6 – 6. After halftime, Brayden Linkel had TD runs of 48 and 92 yards. Batesville added a 2 point conversion on a pass to Hank Nobbe from Seth Gausman.Charlie Dice, Cruse and Gausman led the defense, and Nobbe had the game sealing interception.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team defeated Milan 20-0. It was the fourth straight shutout for the Bulldogs.Again playing well defensively was Adam Bedel, Devin Scripture, Trey Heidlage, Caleb Raab and Alex Love.The offense was able to both run and pass effectively because of solid play of the offensive line which was anchored by Sam Sittloh and Aiden Hornbach. Scoring for the Bulldogs was Trey Heidlage, Austin Seifert, Luke Belter and outstanding receiver Lane Oesterling.The Middle School Bulldogs next game is at Greensburg next Tuesday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Tony Gausman and Clay Kellerman.last_img read more

Liverpool extend Rinsola’s contract for another two years

first_imgLiverpool has extended Rinsola Babajide’s contract for another two years. Loading… Liverpool signed Rinsola Babajide from Watford in 2018 and she has continued to develop her game ever since. Rinsola finished the current campaign as Liverpool’s best players, scoring eight goals to finish as the Kops top scorer and was named the club’s Player of the Month award in January.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our PlanetLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? “Happy to extend my contract with @LiverpoolFCW and continue our journey, ready to fight to put things right & can’t wait to get back to work with the team & play in front of our amazing supporters.” the exciting attacker said in a social media post. The 2019 /2020 English Women’s Super Football campaign ended bitterly for Rinsola and her Liverpool teammates as they were relegated to Championship, following the decision of the English FA to conclude the season with few matches left unplayed. read also:Babajide nets first Liverpool goal in massive winInternationally, Rinsola has represented England at U21 level but is still eligible to represent the Super Falcons. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Opening night for Deery Series moves to Saturday at Maquoketa

first_imgOpening night for the 33rd annual IMCA Late Model tour moves to Saturday, April 13 at Maquoketa Speedway, with night two of what is now a weekend doubleheader on Sunday, April 14 at Dubuque Speedway.  DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 12) – Persistent cold and wet weather conditions have resulted in cancellation of tonight’s Rebel 5K Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Davenport Speedway. Both main events pay $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Maquoketa hosts the inaugural Hershel Roberts/Ray Guss Sr. Memorial on Saturday.  Pit gates open and Late Model pre-tech starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. The drivers’ meeting is at 4:10 p.m. and hot laps are at 4:30 p.m., with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for ages 12 and under. Pit passes will be $30. Other sanctioned divisions running both nights are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.last_img read more

Early preparation, desire to win form part of Pride’s success

first_img(CMC) – EARLY preparation, a desire to win and above all else, fitness, president of Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Conde Riley says are responsible for the success of champions-in-waiting Barbados Pride in the Regional four-day competition.In fact, Riley referred to the squad as the region’s “fittest team”, and said the men had put in the necessary work.Although the championship has been suspended with two more rounds left, due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has affected the region, Pride ended the eighth round on 134.8 points, giving them an unassailable lead.“Once we are fully fit and we have all our players available, we would be a hard unit to overcome. But I think the key was fitness. It’s a supremely fit team,” Riley said on the Mason & Guest radio show here.“For the last two years we have been the fittest team in the Caribbean. The guys pay a lot of attention to that and they prepared very well.”The BCA boss said the squad had been practising from day one of their contract and with the assistance of the coaching staff, had made sure they were ready to defeat five-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars in the 10-round West Indies Championship.“We worked hard and they wanted to win. Having won all the junior competitions in the region over the last two years, they felt that this was the time to do it,” Riley said.Pride won six of their eight matches. They are 40.2 points ahead of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force who are on 94.6 points.Jaguars and Jamaica Scorpions share third place on 91.8 points, followed by Leeward Islands Hurricanes on 78 points, and Windward Islands Volcanoes at the bottom of the six-team standings with 52.5 points.Two rounds are left to be played in the championship when it resumes and teams can collect a maximum of 48 points.last_img read more

Cross country striving for 7 straight in Purdue

first_imgAs temperatures decrease, the Badgers men’s cross country team is peaking at the right time. Coming off a record-setting 10th consecutive Big Ten Championship — the first under new head coach Mick Byrne — the team is making strides.This weekend they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to run in the Great Lakes Regional Championships, a meet hosted at Purdue University, a place where the Badgers have won six consecutive times. To advance to the national championship, the Badgers need to finish within the top two to automatically qualify.The Badgers have numerous runners anxious to repeat their winning tradition. This past week, Byrne earned the title of Big Ten coach of the year, while sophomores Landon Peacock, Jack Bolas and senior Christian Wagner all garnered first team All-Big Ten honors. Stu Egan and Craig Miller each earned second team all-Big Ten.Peacock will undoubtedly use the momentum from the Big Ten championship to propel him in this weekend’s regional.“Coming in second at Big Ten is definitely a confidence booster,” Peacock said. “That was probably my best collegiate race so far, so when you have a race like that, you know you’re doing something right.”The depth of this team is exemplified by its last race. A model of consistency all year, senior Matt Withrow struggled at the Big Ten Championship. Filling the void was Peacock, who ran his best race of the year at 24:35, finishing second in the entire tournament.“Stuart Egan and Matt Withrow didn’t have their best days.” Byrne said. “You know the sign of a good team is when two of your top guys are off their top game, and the other guys picked up the slack.”Peacock and Wagner certainly proved they were big time performers.“They were there in the supporting role, but as it turned out, they stepped into the leading role,” Byrne said. “We need solid races from Stuart and Matt [to compete this weekend].”Not only will contributions from the entire team be essential for improving their streak of six consecutive victories, but timing will also play a vital role at the Great Lakes Regional, as only nine seconds separated Peacock from the first place finisher at the Big Ten Championships.“At the Big Ten race, I kind of put on my move a little bit too early, and [for this race] maybe I’ll hold back a little bit longer,” he said.“The overall objective for this tournament is just to go in and get one of those two spots,” Byrne said.The difference between this tournament and the rest of the regular season for the Badgers is that the Great Lakes Regional acts as a stepping stone to the NCAA Championships.“[The goal for this weekends tournament] is just to qualify and move on,” Peacock said. “The goal is just to go out and get our job done. I don’t want to put everything out there on the line because not much more than a week later, we have the national race and that’s the race that really matters.”Looming on the horizon is the NCAA Championships, a plateau the Badgers have had their eyes on for the entire season.“It’s the National Championship,” Byrne said. “We’ve got to go in there healthy; we need to go in there with our big guys firing on all cylinders, and if we do that, we’ll be going in there with five or six kids competing for that national trophy.”last_img read more

USC’s core returns for another title shot

first_imgIn sports, teams are not always afforded a second chance to win a championship. But for the 2010 USC women’s water polo players, a second chance is in the works.Team leader · Senior two-meter Kami Craig is part of a returning group of players who hope to improve upon last season’s NCAA final loss. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan That is because the Women of Troy, although they finished with a near perfect 26-2 record and a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) title in 2009, fell to crosstown rival UCLA 5-4 in the finals of the NCAA Tournament one year ago. After two consecutive seasons losing in the NCAA finals, the Women of Troy are out to capture that elusive championship in 2010. But despite the fact that the losses have left bitter tastes in their mouths, they remain optimistic.“You learn from every season,” redshirt senior two-meter Kami Craig said. “You’ve been in finals, and you just learn from those experiences. It definitely gives you some extra motivation throughout the season. We’re just excited to come back stronger this year.”And looking at the preseason outlook, the Women of Troy have a good shot at coming back stronger and earning that elusive national championship. According to the latest national poll, the Women of Troy are ranked second overall, just behind Stanford, who they finished 3-0 against last season.What inspires so much confidence in these Women of Troy is a solid returning core of players in addition to a young, talented group of freshmen.Craig, the 2009 recipient of the MPSF player of the year award, leads a offensive unit that accounted for most of the team’s scoring output last year. The Women of Troy return five out of their six top goal scorers, including Craig and junior driver Joelle Bekhazi.“We have a lot of great players coming back, including Kami,” returning All-American senior goalie Tumua Anae said. “She is obviously a big offensive threat. And we have our two defenders coming back. I think we have good balance this year. Everyone is just hungry and ready to go.”Anae, along with Craig, leads a group of four returning All-Americans, who will look to rely on their past experience together to help them reach their ever-elusive goal — an NCAA title.“Experience should help,” Craig further noted. “The longer you can get girls playing and everyone caught up to speed helps. Our freshmen are coming in competing with us, competing with the older girls. You know it’s just experience and practicing like you’re competing in a game. That really brings out the overall experience.”Anae is a good player in her own right, as the 2009 All-American finished with 123 saves and 4.9 goals against per game last year — some of the best totals in the nation.Anae’s mental fortitude and leadership should be even more crucial for the Women of Troy this season.“Last year we learned how to win,” Anae said. “A lot of people in my grade had never won the tournament or the MPSF. I think the experience of winning and knowing how to do well in those big games will serve us well. We just need to execute.”USC will get its first test today as it takes a quick trip south to face Long Beach State in the season opener.A strong start will go a long way toward helping the Women of Troy reach their goal of an NCAA championship.“We all want it more than ever,” Craig said. “It’s our last opportunity to win a ring and we’re just going for it this season. We want to dominate.”last_img read more