Cosmetics company Martina Berto shifts to healthcare products

first_imgFurthermore, Martina Berto also runs a reseller program to incentivize its employees to sell the company’s products while working from home.Martina Berto suffered Rp 24.2 billion (US$1.7 million) in losses in the first quarter this year, compared with the profits of Rp 854.9 million it reaped in the same period last year.Martina Berto is one of many companies switching gear to producing highly sought-after items during the pandemic.Textile companies such as publicly listed PT Pan Brothers and PT Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex) have switched some of their production lines to making masks and coveralls.Pan Brothers agreed to produce 20 million washable masks and 100,000 jumpsuits by April, as ordered by the government and several retailers.Meanwhile, PT Sritex has been producing coveralls for medical workers since late January and began to deliver the products in the first week of February, the company’s spokesperson Joy Citra Dewi previously said.“We use a specified waterproof and anti-microbial material that we’ve developed for the PPE,” Joy told The Jakarta Post in a written statement in March.Meanwhile, state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) announced it would mass-produce a ventilator prototype to meet the government’s need for such specialized health equipment in hospitals across the country during the pandemic.Martina Berto’s shares, traded under the code MBTO, have also seen an upward trend since mid-May. Between May 11 and June 5, the share price increased by 22.22 percent to Rp 66 per share. However, over the year the company’s shares have lost 35.92 percent of their value and closed 1.49 percent lower on Friday. The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), on the other hand, rallied by 0.63 percent on the same day.Topics : Publicly listed cosmetics company PT Martina Berto, part of Martha Tilaar Group, has shifted its business focus to healthcare products as demand for beauty products dwindles amid the COVID-19 crisis.The company has begun to produce in-demand health products during the pandemic, including hand sanitizer, hand gel and disinfectant, as well as bottled herbal drinks.“There was a crisis in obtaining hand sanitizer, that is where the idea came from: why not produce it ourselves?” PT Martina Berto vice chairwoman Wulan Tilaar said during a webinar on Thursday. “Turns out this is the right strategy in order for us to survive this pandemic period.”The cosmetics company, whose products include PAC and Belia, has also seen the revenue for its red ginger product, an ingredient commonly found in jamu (traditional herbal drink), increase by up to 50 percent, Wulan said.The company’s move to shift to healthcare products is part of its so-called “survival program” amid the pandemic, as it has been forced to temporarily close its outlets and spas due to the social-distancing protocols to contain COVID-19.To offset the losses during the pandemic, the company also currently offers a spa home-care service, while strengthening its digital presence through online stores and beauty tutorials.last_img read more

PECO: Blackouts being used as black propaganda

first_img“To cut a long story short, all thethings that MEPC were accusing us of were untrue,” Cacho stressed. /PN Cacho lamented that MEPC madestatements not based on actual facts. “First of all, we must clarify thatPECO is a power distributor, not a power generator,” Cacho said in a statement.“We only distribute the power that is transmitted to us from the generators.” According to PECO head of PublicEngagement and Government Affairs Marcelo Cacho, the blackouts on Oct. 29 and30 were not of PECO’s making. Cacho said at around 5:23 p.m. of Oct.29, NGPC had an “issue” that caused the coal plants to shut down. The cause of the blackout was still beingdetermined by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) which earliersaid there was disturbance in its transmission lines. Cacho stressed that contrary to whatwas published in the papers, NGPC did not restore power after 30 minutes. “They also made issue of the fact thatof the four feeders which did not experience load dropping, feeder 13 where ourresidence is connected is included. But they conveniently withheld theinformation that feeder 13 covers one of the biggest residential areas, whichis particularly half of Jaro, Iloilo,” Cacho said. “When the system detects a problem,the coal plants automatically shut down for safety reasons. It then takes fiveto six hours to restart the coal plants,” said Cacho. “On this first day,contrary to what MEPC reported, it took only around six hours for power to be fullyrestored — the exact time needed to restart the coal plants,” Cacho added. ILOILO City – Panay Electric Co.(PECO) has accused MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MPEC) of using the recent twosuccessive days of power interruption as black propaganda against the former. On Oct. 30, there was again anotherpower outage at 8 a.m. when the submarine cable between Negros to Panay islandstripped, causing destabilization in the grid thereby forcing power plants inPanay to shut down. “In fact, we were checking for updatesfrom the NGPC, but nothing came. They only advised us that we can alreadyrestore power 11 hours after the power outage started. It was NGCP and not oursupplier who held back the clearance to restore because they had to stabilizethe supply of the grid,” said Cacho. Even then, Cacho added, they alreadystarted to implement rotating brownouts early on, contrary to what MEPCclaimed, but prioritized the residential areas that did not have generatorsets.last_img read more

2019/2020 NPFL Match Day 8 Results

first_imgRelatedPosts 2019/2020 NPFL gets kick off date + Week 1 fixtures 2019/2020 NPFL: MFM set to unveil new coach Following are the results of Match Day 8 fixtures in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League played on Sunday:Kwara United 0-1 Heartland Plateau United 5-1 FC IfeanyiUbah Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1 Warri Wolves Lobi Stars 1-0 Abia Warriors Dakkada FC of Uyo 2-1 Enyimba International Rivers United 2-0 Katsina United Adamawa United 0-3 Sunshine Stars Played on Friday: MFM FC 3-0 Akwa UnitedPlayed on Saturday: Wikki Tourists 1-1 Rangers InternationalTo be played December 26: Nasarawa United vs Kano Pillars. NAN.Tags: 2019/2020 NPFLlast_img read more

Etihad set for expansion

first_img The plans revealed on Thursday will add a further three rows of seats at the pitchside level, and come in addition to the work already under way to add 6,000 seats to the South Stand. Both projects are due for completion in time for the 2015/16 season. Manchester City have announced a further expansion of the Etihad Stadium, which will take the total capacity to a little over 55,000. Press Associationcenter_img Tom Glick, City’s chief commercial officer, said on the club’s website: “We have always been committed to bringing fans closer to Manchester City, to the players and to the pitch. “Whether that’s through digital innovation, community work, international tours, or as in this case, physically allowing fans to be right next to the action, it is our top priority. We are already looking forward to seeing the expanded stadium in action for the 15/16 season.” City also have planning permission for a third phase of expansion which would see 6,000 seats added to the North Stand if carried out. last_img read more

John Spencer expects the next Lions coach to take a year out

first_img Press Association “We have always had a totally open mind about the appointment and still have. We have one Six Nations and a summer tour to go and a lot can happen,” Spencer said. “We look at the form of coaches in the same way as the players are examined. There is a long time to go yet. “We could well look outside the Six Nations, but I haven’t heard of any proposals for that at the moment. “We would expect them to give 100 per cent of their time to the Lions. That would be the best preparation and we are looking for best principles.” Wales head coach Warren Gatland was at the helm for the triumphant 2013 tour to Australia, but Spencer refuses to view the Kiwi as the favourite. “I couldn’t say if Warren is in a strong position. We have to keep an open mind until the last minute and look at teams in the Six Nations and summer tours,” Gatland said. “He has obviously been very successful. As far as the New Zealand tour is concerned it is a blank sheet. Everyone has to have a first tour. “If you get into the lions culture and values you can understand it pretty well from scratch.” The successful candidate and his assistants will be appointed by the board towards the end of the summer upon completion of the home nations’ visits to the southern hemisphere in June. Spencer, speaking at the announcement of Standard Life as the Lions’ principal partner, insists fortunes over the next six months will be pivotal to the decision. British and Irish Lions manager John Spencer has revealed that only a head coach able to take a year-long sabbatical will be considered to lead the 2017 tour to New Zealand. Recently-appointed England head coach Eddie Jones is an outsider, according to Spencer. “I think it would be unusual for a coach who has just come in to be suddenly considered for the Lions,” he said. “I’m not sure (Rugby Football Union chief executive) Ian Ritchie would talk to me very favourably if we suddenly asked him for a 12-month sabbatical after a couple of months in office. But anything can happen.” last_img read more

Trump Admin puts Iran on notice

first_imgThe Trump administration is putting Iran on notice over the attacks on two oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.U.S. officials claim Iran fired a surface-to-air missile at an American drone over the area where the attacks took place earlier this week.President Trump let Iran know that the United States would push back, but did not give any details.The two ships attacked are Japanese and Norwegian.No other information is available at this time.last_img

Patel bowls Bears into one-day final

first_imgSPINNER Jeetan Patel took five wickets to help Warwickshire beat Somerset by eight runs at Edgbaston and set up a Royal London Cup One-Day Cup final against Surrey.Ian Bell struck an unbeaten 94 to boost hopes of an England return and help Warwickshire post 284-4.Somerset’s reply was blighted by Patel (5-42), whose five lbws included the key wicket of Peter Trego (58).James Hildreth (44) and Ryan Davies (46) rallied but the Bears held firm to book their place at Lord’s.Warwickshire will now face the Brown Caps, who beat Yorkshire in Sunday’s semi-final, on Saturday, September 17.The Bears’ victory over Somerset was built on the foundations set by openers Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain, who shared 90 before the former was caught and bowled by Roelof van der Merwe for 44.Hain (86) then put on a further 88 with Bell, whose flurry of late attacking strokes, including two straight sixes off van der Merwe, took the hosts to a competitive total.Somerset lost regular wickets throughout their chase, with eight batsmen reaching double figures but just one – Trego – going on to make a half-century.Only the heroics of number 10 batsman Tim Groenewald prevented the home side’s victory from being more emphatic, clubbing an unbeaten 30 off 20 deliveries to take the match to the final over.But a series of well-directed yorkers from Oliver Hannon-Dalby (2-41) ensured Warwickshire would reach the final of the competition they last won in 2010, leaving Somerset on 276-9. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu eyes to break jinx and win Japan Open title

first_imghighlights PV Sindhu upstaged Aya Ohori 11-21 21-10 21-13.PV Sindhu will be up against Chen Xiao Xin or Akane Yamaguchi.No Indian has ever won Japan Open title.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: On Thursday, India’s Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu moved into the quarterfinals of Japan Open badminton tournament after registering a tough win against star Japenese sensation. The fifth seed Sindhu had to toil hard in an hour-long battle to get the better of unseeded Japanese Aya Ohori 11-21 21-10 21-13 in a second round women’s singles match. Statistically, no Indian has ever won a Japan Open title, and if Sindhu manages to win the next three games, she will become the first Indian to get hands on the coveted title. Sindhu will next face the winner of the match between China’s Chen Xiao Xin and fourth seeded Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, to whom she lost in the final of the Indonesia Open last week. Sai Praneeth will face Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto in the men’s singles last-eight round.In the match between Sindhu and Ohori, the Rio Olympics silver medallist Indian shuttler was slow to get off the blocks as the local girl came out on top in the early exchanges to race to a 5-1 and then 11-5 lead at the break.Sindhu took it easy in the first game and it worked in Ohori’s favour as the Indian committed a lot of unforced errors.An error-prone Sindhu never looked in the contest initially as she kept hitting the net or the shuttle landed outside the court, enabling Ohori to pocket the first game comfortably.In the second game too, Sindhu struggled initially before finding her bearings. Trailing 0-2, the Indian made a great comeback to draw level and then took the lead for the first time in the contest.Once she managed to take a 3-2 lead, there was no looking back for Sindhu as she kept on extending her domination to grab the second game, roaring back into the contest in style.Sindhu continued in the same vein in the decider and surged ahead 3-1 and then 8-4 before Ohori clinched four straight points to level the scores at 8 apiece. But Sindhu lifted her game and won six consecutive points to take a 14-8 lead. World No. 23 Praneeth, on the other hand, had a relatively easy outing against higher-ranked Tsuneyama (17th).There was hardly anything to differentiate the two shuttlers as they fought hard for the first 13 points before Praneeth took the game away from his opponent with superior on-court display.Praneeth carried on the confidence in the next game and raced to a 4-0 lead before the Japanese mounted a fightback to level the scores. Thereafter, it was a dog fight between the two shuttlers till 16 points before Tsuneyama lost his concentration and Praneeth took full advantage of the opportunity, pocketing five straight points to seal it in his favour.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Associated Press The pay reductions of at least 20% are for staff making $60,000 or more. The UEC covers employees on the major league coaching staff, coaches and coordinators in the minor league system, scouts and performance coaches. Those with larger salaries are expected to take a cut more significant than 20%. UEC employees will receive full benefits through October.Approximately half of its employees working under a UEC will not have any reduction in pay. The team had previously told employees working under the UEC that they would receive full pay through May 31.In other virus outbreak-sports news—As Pac-12 football coaches pitched an NCAA-mandated uniform start to the season, some of the latest plans to fight the coronavirus in California further muddled how college teams will return to play in the West.Washington coach Jimmy Lake said Tuesday in a video conference with reporters that he would prefer for all major college teams to begin six weeks of preparation for the season at the same time.— The club that hosts the Wimbledon tennis tournament says it has made donations worth about $1.5 million to emergency services and charities amid the coronavirus pandemic. The All England Club says it has also made contributions to a relief program to support players whose income is particularly affected by the virus outbreak. This year’s grass-court Grand Slam event was canceled on April 1. It is the first time Wimbledon has been shelved since World War II. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-MARINERSMariners say some on staff taking 20% pay cutsSEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have informed its personnel working under uniform employee contracts that certain employees will have a five-month reduction in pay, but there will be no furloughs or layoffs through Oct. 31. — The NCAA has canceled both sessions of the NCAA Basketball Academy in July because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions were scheduled for July 20-26 at Utah, Winthrop, Wichita State and Connecticut. Up to 1,600 players from the high school graduating classes between 2021 and 2023 were to be selected to the academy, with up to 400 assigned to each region during the two sessions.— USA Gymnastics will not hold any top-tier events the rest of this year. The organization announced Tuesday it is scrapping the U.S. Classic and the national championships because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization had initially hoped to reschedule the events for later in 2020 after Tokyo Olympics were pushed back to the summer of 2021.— On the day they were supposed to hold a parade to mark their 2019 WNBA championship, the Washington Mystics have revealed plans for what the team is billing as a “virtual celebration.” The Mystics originally planned to take to the streets of the nation’s capital on Tuesday, but that was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic.— The Diamond League event in London is the latest track meet to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 at the Olympic Stadium. British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.”—London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he believes it is too early for the Premier League to be planning a resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham and West Ham all play in the capital. The mayor’s office says the league should resume only “when it is safe to do so.” NHL-COYOTES-COHEN OUTAP Source: Coyotes president Cohen no longer with teamGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the organization, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press.The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement has been made. No other details were provided.Cohen has been with the Coyotes since being hired in 2015 as chief operating officer and chief legal officer by previous owner Andrew Barroway. Cohen was named president and CEO in 2017 after Steve Patterson stepped back to serve as a consultant and adviser after a year on the job. May 12, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: — Swedish soccer players will not be required to take a test for COVID-19 before practice sessions or matches. Players will instead have to fill in a self-assessment form each morning before arriving at training or a match. The club doctor will then assess whether the player is healthy enough to take part. Players must stay at home if they have any symptoms.NFL-CARDINALS-PETERSONTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed cornerback Kevin Peterson to a one-year contract.The 26-year-old Peterson played in 14 games last season and started three.He was pushed into a bigger role because of Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension and Robert Alford’s season-ending injury. He had 16 tackles, two passes defended and six special teams tackles after joining the team off waivers from the Rams in September. Alex Meruelo purchased a 95% stake in the team less than a year ago and signed general manager John Chayka to a long-term contract extension early in the 2019-20 season.The Coyotes were still in contention for a Western Conference playoff spot when the NHL season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.Cohen practiced as a corporate attorney in Phoenix before joining the Coyotes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Pac-12 surges in AP poll

first_imgThe Pac-12 featured USC and Oregon as consensus top-five teams entering 2012, but only one other team appeared in the Associated Press top-25 poll -— Stanford at No. 21. And only Washington garnered any mentions in the “Others receiving votes” category, which effectively ranked the next 19 teams.Now, after last Saturday’s games, the conference is much better represented in the poll, with five ranked teams — USC at No. 2, Oregon at No. 4, Stanford at No. 21, UCLA at No. 22 and Arizona at No. 24. Oregon State and Arizona State also earned notice with 77 and 10 points, respectively.The upward movement resulted from a weekend in which each of these teams, except Oregon, defeated opponents from BCS automatic qualifying conferences, including three upsets of ranked schools.The conference’s weekend showing wasn’t completely positive, however, as its newest members Colorado and Utah both lost to significant underdogs, and Washington was beaten handily by No. 3 LSU, 41-3.Oregon stayed at No. 4 in the poll, but its secondary suffered a substantial loss when news broke early Sunday morning that senior safety John Boyett needed to undergo season-ending knee surgery to repair partial tears of both patellar tendons. With 278 career tackles and 10 interceptions, he is one of the premier safeties in the nation.Boyett, a 2011 Pac-12 first-team selection, played in Oregon’s opening 57-34 win over Arkansas State, registering an interception. He did not dress for last Saturday’s 42-25 win over Fresno State.“The hope was, through different treatments and certain types of rehab during this past offseason, [my knees] would heel up and I’d be ready to go for my senior year,” Boyett said in a prepared statement to the Napa Valley Register. “But unfortunately, it didn’t work out as planned.”Boyett has yet to decide whether, following his recovery, he will declare for the 2013 NFL draft or apply to the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver that would allow him to return to Oregon for another year.In other Pac-12 injury news, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham announced Monday that starting senior quarterback Jordan Wynn will retire from football following a left shoulder injury he suffered last Friday night in an overtime loss to Utah State.There’s a possibility his injury will require surgery, which would mark Wynn’s fourth shoulder surgery since 2009.Wynn starred as a freshman, capping his season by earning MVP honors in Utah’s Poinsettia Bowl victory. But injuries soon took their toll, as Wynn managed to start a mere 14 combined games from 2010-11.Wittingham will name his new starting quarterback at some point this week. The two primary candidates are senior Jon Hays and freshman Travis Wilson.last_img read more