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Herts Industrial Thriving from healthy demand

Herts Industrial Thriving from healthy demand

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PSSI inspects Greater Bandung stadiums ahead of U-20 World Cup

PSSI inspects Greater Bandung stadiums ahead of U-20 World Cup

first_img“So the stadium remains relatively dry during the rainy season. Besides, the fact that it is near the city is a strong point,” he said.A field that belonged to the Army field artillery battalion of the Siliwangi Military Command was the second place to be inspected. From there, the entourage also visited a field located within the Indonesia Education University (UPI) complex, Sabuga field at the Bandung Institute of Technology, Siliwangi Stadium, Arcamanik Stadium and the fields of Padjajaran University and the Home Affairs Administration Institute.Iriawan acknowledged that local administrations had vital roles in the preparations as they were expected to prepare not only the stadiums but also infrastructure.“The event is significant for our younger generation as it is a stage for them to improve and hone their skills,” he said.He said inspections would also be done in cities that had been nominated as hosts. They are Yogyakarta, Bekasi, Surabaya, Bali, Bogor, Surakarta and Palembang.“We plan to add another city, Pekanbaru, to be a host,” Iriawan said.  Topics : As part of preparations for the 2021 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia, Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) chief Comr. Gen. M. Iriawan inspected a number of soccer stadiums in Greater Bandung.“This is being done in accordance with orders from President Joko Widodo to prepare for the event,” Iriawan said on Sunday.Iriawan first inspected Si Jalak Harupat Stadium in Soreang, Bandung regency, which had been set as a venue for the 2018 Asian Games qualifiers. Bandung Regent Dadang Nasser,who was present during the inspection, said the stadium was not prone to flooding.  last_img read more

Indonesia interested in joining WHO’s multinational trial for COVID-19 treatments

Indonesia interested in joining WHO’s multinational trial for COVID-19 treatments

first_imgAs of Saturday, more than 275,000 people from 166 countries and regions had been infected, with more than 11,000 dead, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.Indonesia alone recorded 450 confirmed cases and 38 deaths by Saturday afternoon, according to the Health Ministry.Acep Somantri, the ministry’s international cooperation bureau head, said he had met with a WHO representative in Jakarta on Friday to discuss the details of the multi-country trial and how Indonesia could participate.“We see this program to be very good for global health and one that will help accelerate clinical trials of several drugs and vaccines for COVID-19,” Acep told The Jakarta Post on Friday. As the world races to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, Indonesia has expressed interest in participating in a World Health Organization-led clinical trial to study potential COVID-19 treatments.WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday what he called a solidarity trial, a multi-country study to analyze untested treatments to speed the search for potential therapies and drugs for the coronavirus. “This large international study is designed to generate the robust data we need to show which treatments are the most effective,” he said. He said that, with the program, it would be possible for countries to share the best practices of other treatment programs they ran.There are currently no vaccines or treatments approved for the disease, but researchers are studying existing treatments and working on experimental ones. At the moment, most patients can only receive supportive care.Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand have confirmed their participation in the WHO trial.The study aims to provide reliable estimates on the effects of antiviral treatments. It will also assess the effects of such antivirals on duration of hospital stay and intensive care.The study will be conducted simultaneously in each participating country and will randomly test five treatments, namely the usual standard care, the remdesivir, the lopinavir/ritonavir, the lopinavir/ritonavir plus interferon, and the chloroquine, measuring their effectiveness. It will be monitored by an independent global data and safety monitoring committee and would be administered randomly to patients.The program does not set out any specific sample size, emphasizing that the greater the enrollment, the more accurate the results will be. “But the numbers that can be entered will depend critically on how large the epidemic becomes,” according to the protocol of the solidarity trial.“We see that it is important for us to support and participate in this program. We are going to join the program through WHO Indonesia, starting with remdesivir,” Acep said.Remdesivir, an antiviral treatment made by United States-based Gilead Sciences, is in the final stages of clinical trials in Asia and doctors in China have reported it as effective in fighting the disease, according to AFP. Among numerous vaccines and treatments under development, remdesivir is the closest to market availability. It was originally developed for use against the Ebola virus. The drugmaker is expected to report early results of tests of the experimental medicine in April.Acep said that the trial in Indonesia would be led by the Health Ministry’s Health Research and Development Agency (Balitbangkes) and “of course will involve experts and hospitals”.”We are waiting for further guidance from WHO,” he said.Chairul Anwar Nidom, the chair of Airlangga University’s Avian Influenza Research Center, warned that such trials should not ignore the safety of the patients.“It is acceptable – not permissible – but acceptable [to start trialing new drugs] given the [serious] threat of the outbreak. But we cannot ignore the safety of patients who are trialed with the drugs. We don’t want this to have dual purposes – humanitarian and commercial interests,” he said.Nafrialdi from the Clinical Research Support Unit at the University of Indonesia’s School of Medicine said if Indonesia participated in the WHO-led study, there would be various protocols that could be shortened, but it should not overlook the ethical aspects.“The most important thing is informed consent from the patient, so they have to know what the goals are and what the possible side effects are. This is the standard, and most families would sign up for that,” he said.Experts have also pointed out that even though the medicines had shown good results in other countries, the drugs might not work for the Indonesian people, who live in a tropical climate.Such concern was raised last week when President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the government planned to import two kinds of medicines that were reportedly effective in fighting the disease, namely Avigan – commonly used to treat COVID-19 patients in Japan – and chloroquine.Jokowi said the government had imported 5,000 packs of Avigan while ordering 2 million more. There were also 3 million packs of chloroquine available, which is believed to help fight COVID-19, even though an antivirus has yet to be discovered.Both of the medicines have not been clinically proven to stop COVID-19, but medical personnel in several countries have been using Avigan and chloroquine to treat symptoms in patients.Nidom said it would actually take two to three years of testing before a drug could be commercially marketed, and it would take much longer to find a vaccine, normally around seven years.Topics :last_img read more

Lundin picks up drilling permit for another Alta appraisal well

Lundin picks up drilling permit for another Alta appraisal well

first_imgThe Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for an appraisal well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The well 7220/11-4 A will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig in production license 609.The license is operated by Lundin Norway with an ownership interest of 40 percent. The licensees in the license are Idemitsu Petroleum Norge with 30 percent and DEA Norge with the remaining 30 percent.The area in this license consists of the blocks and parts of blocks 7220/6, 7220/9, 7220/11, 7220/12, and 7221/4. The well will be drilled about two kilometers south of the discovery well 7220/11-1 on the Alta discovery.To remind, Lundin spud the 7220/11-4, known as Alta-4, in May. The main objective of the Alta-4 well was to further appraise the Alta discovery and provide a calibration point for the drilling of a horizontal well for a possible extended well test that is being planned for 2018.The Alta discovery is estimated to contain gross contingent resources of between 125 and 400 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMboe).As far as the rig is concerned, the Leiv Eiriksson is a semi-submersible drilling rig of the SS Trosvik Bingo 9000 type, owned by Ocean Rig and operated by Rig Management Norway. The drilling rig was issued with an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) by the PSA in July 2008.last_img read more

ADB to advise on Philippines’ $2 billion LNG project

ADB to advise on Philippines’ $2 billion LNG project

first_imgThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) to act as transaction advisor for the Philippines’ first LNG hub project in Batangas.The transaction advisory services agreement was signed by Takeo Koike, Officer-in-Charge of ADB’s Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP), and Reuben S. Lista, President and Chief Executive Officer of PNOC at a ceremony in Manila.“The Philippines’ first LNG hub will help in ensuring long-term energy security to the Philippines and source a cleaner energy resource,” said Siddhartha Shah, Principal PPP Specialist. “It will also increase energy access and create new demand in the power, transportation, and industrial sectors in Luzon and in neighboring islands.”Given the imminent depletion of domestic gas reserves at the Malampaya gas field in Palawan, which provides a substantial amount of power supply in the country, PNOC is developing a robust and sustainable gas supply strategy through the establishment of an LNG hub in Batangas, ADB said in its statement.Under the agreement, ADB’s OPPP will advise and assist PNOC in all aspects of the project, including the award and execution of the final project agreements.The project, which could cost up to $2 billion, will consist of a regasification terminal, storage, power plant, and other related infrastructure.last_img read more

IHF Praise HFN For Progressive Handball Growth in Nigeria

IHF Praise HFN For Progressive Handball Growth in Nigeria

first_imgSam Ocheho led board of Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have received praised from the President of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Mr. Hassan Moustafa for ensuring that handball is alive and vibrant in Nigeria. Mr. Moustafa expressed his vote of confidence on the board on Thursday during the Webinar joint meeting organized by the IHF for the Presidents and Secretaries of the member federations as part of the IHF Handball Week celebration. While praising the HFN for promoting the game of handball in Nigeria and seeing the growth recorded since the administration of Sam Ocheho as president, the IHF boss urged the board not to relent with a good job as the world governing body will continue to work hand in hand in Nigeria to aid the continued development of handball. Mr Samuel Ocheho, who congratulated the IHF President on the celebration of the first International Handball Week, said the Nigeria Handball family is happy to identify with the IHF having earlier in the week commencing the celebration in Nigeria through an all-inclusive Webinar conference that includes the input of the Egypt Handball Federation President Dr. Hesham Nasr, the Angola Handball Federation President Mr. Pedro Godinho and former President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria Dr Lanre Glover which focuses on the development of handball in Nigeria and making it a podium sport.Advertisement Loading… Ocheho said the HFN will not relent on promoting the game of Handball in the country and will ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with the Confederation of Africa Handball (CAHB) and the IHF. read also:Nigeria Handball Can Be Great Again – Glover Other notable president of member federations who were part of the meeting include Mr. Ally from Pakistan, Mr Edison from Zimbabwe, Mr. Andrei Balestki (Belarus), Mr. Adamou Amadou (Niger Republic), Mr Labane (Algeria), Mr. Chalie Choute (Haiti) Mr Charles Amofah from Ghana and Angola’s Pedro Godinho who praised HFN for their good work in Nigeria. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Geeky And Hilarious Shower Curtains For AdultsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Nothing is ours yet – Gerrard

Nothing is ours yet – Gerrard

first_img Jordan Henderson’s lunge on Pablo Zabaleta in added time resulted in a red card and a three-match ban which may yet damage their prospects, however, as may a hamstring injury to striker Daniel Sturridge. “That’s the longest 90 minutes I’ve probably ever played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game,” Gerrard, who delivered a rousing speech to the players in a huddle at the final whistle, told Sky Sports 1. “That win means so much. That is such a big result for us. “We’ve got four cup finals left. Nothing is ours yet. The important thing now is not to get carried away with that result. “We need to stay calm and prepare for Norwich (next weekend).” Manager Brendan Rodgers felt it was a game his team may well have lost in the early part of his tenure, but the Reds are made of much more resilient stuff these days. Their 10th successive league win opened up a seven-point gap to third-placed City, who have two matches in hand but have had their destiny taken out of their own control. “The group is very tight. We foster a real closeness here in our spirit and you need that if you are going to win anything. There has to be a cause to fight for,” the Northern Irishman said. “Getting pegged back to 2-2, we may have gone on to lose that game when I first came in here, but we dusted ourselves off and went again and the level of some of our football was so good we ended up getting a terrific goal. “The performance level of the players was sensational – to dominate as we did in the first half with that energy and intelligence was remarkable. “We showed our resilience to see it through. Ten wins in succession is an incredible achievement and against all the odds we are where we are and are still fighting.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini accepted his side failed to deal with the early onslaught launched by Liverpool, but was pleased with their comeback and does not consider the title race done and dusted just yet. “The team played very well. We had chances to score and win the game and we didn’t. Finally Liverpool won the game with a mistake,” he said. “It is not the end of the Premier League. The most important thing today is now it is not dependent what we do in the future. “If Liverpool win their four games maybe they deserve to win the title, but we will continue fighting until the end. We have to play one of our games in hand on Wednesday.” Pellegrini felt they should have had a penalty in the first half with the score at 2-0 when Mamadou Sakho clattered into Edin Dzeko, but he refused to criticise referee Mark Clattenburg. “It was a very clear penalty but I don’t want to talk about the referee – it is not fair to think that we lost the game because of the referee,” he added. City lost influential midfielder Yaya Toure to injury midway through the first half, which may cast doubt on his participation in the rest of the season. “Yaya has an injury in his hamstring and will be assessed (on Monday),” the Chilean said. The 33-year-old midfielder has experienced the full range of feelings during his lengthy career at Anfield but, having seen his side’s 2-0 lead pegged back in the second half, there was still time for a nervy finish. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel had put the hosts ahead inside 26 minutes, only for a rejuvenated David Silva to score one and force a Glen Johnson own goal to level things up before Philippe Coutinho drove home the winner with just 12 minutes remaining to keep Liverpool’s title dream on track. Emotional Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admitted Sunday’s 3-2 victory over title rivals Manchester City was the longest 90 minutes of his career. Press Associationlast_img read more

Senior powers Badgers

Senior powers Badgers

first_imgLin Zastrow making noiseSince scoring 15 points against Ohio State Jan. 20, Zastrowhas continued to find her stroke. Since that game against the Buckeyes, Zastrowhas dominated the inside presence of the court, scored 18 points and had tenrebounds in Wisconsin?s win over Penn State.?Lin Zastrow?s growth has been huge for us,? Stone said. ?Wehave a presence inside that we haven?t had consistently since I?ve been here.It allows us to score inside, in the point, as opposed to outside at the threepoint line.?With Ward haunted by foul trouble all season, Zastrow hasfinally emerged as the inside presence Stone had hoped she would become.Zastrow?s play has been so impressive this season that she has been the No. 1option down low, despite Ward?s status as a senior and more experienced player.?Danielle is the first one to be cheering for Lin in there,?Stone said. ?There?s quite the unselfishness there. Lin?s ready to go. She?splaying a lot of minutes and building confidence.?The Badgers will need Zastrow to contribute like she did against theBuckeyes the last time the two teams faced each other. While the three seniorsare playing well, without Zastrow?s presence inside, Stone knows it will be along and difficult road in the Big Ten and against Ohio State for the Badgers. Wisconsin relies on AndersonDuring their recent stretch of strong play, the Badgers havecounted on the team?s leaders, mainly senior Jolene Anderson to lead the wayboth in terms of scoring and mental effort. In the win over Penn State onSunday, Anderson provided a large bulk of the offense, playing all 40 minuteswhile scoring 30 points and tying a career high with 14 rebounds.?Jolene Anderson threw the team on her back, and that was abig difference maker right there,? head coach Lisa Stone said in her Mondaypress conference. ?She played all 40 minutes, has 18 [points] at the half, isrebounding like crazy, and we had three freshmen out there most of the time.?Anderson has achieved several milestones this season, includingbecoming UW?s all-time leading scorer in women?s basketball, but moreimportantly, she has kept her team in games when the other two seniors, JaneseBanks and Danielle Ward, have been unable to contribute.?When you?re strapped with fouls with your two seniorrunning mates, with Danielle and Janese on the bench, we were able to give ourselvesa cushion and really ride out Jolene,? Stone said. ?She did a tremendous jobkeeping things together for us.?The three seniors are averaging 41.4 points per game andhave been proving to Stone and the rest of the Badgers that their success isvital to the team?s future. BEN CLASSON/Herald PhotoComing off consecutive wins in the Big Ten for the firsttime this season, the Wisconsin women?s basketball team went 1-1 this week on atough road trip at Indiana and Penn State. Despite winning three of its lastfour games, the Badgers remain at the bottom of the Big Ten standings with a4-7 record.Going into the road trip, the Badgers had been playing farbetter basketball than the preceding conference games, but going to Indiana,where the team was 2-26, proved to be a daunting task, as the Hoosiers routedWisconsin 86-62.Following Indiana, the Badgers went to Penn State, wherethey had not won in 14 tries. Nevertheless, Wisconsin went on to defeat theLady Lions by a commanding 18-point margin.With a week off before their next game, the Badgers willlook to improve as they play Ohio State, the first place team in the Big Ten.After losing to the Buckeyes in their first match of the season, Wisconsin willhope to rebound and move up in the standings.last_img read more

Trojans give back

Trojans give back

first_imgBryan Chong, an undeclared sophomore, donates blood at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom during the Trojan Scholars Society Red Cross Blood Drive that took place Monday and Tuesday.Austin Vogel | Daily Trojanlast_img

Champions facing tough test in semi-finals

Champions facing tough test in semi-finals

first_imgThurles Sarsfields will have to overcome what some see as the surprise package of this years Championship if they’re to continue the defence of their County Senior Hurling title.Last night’s draw pitted Sars against Kilruane McDonaghs while Nenagh Eire Og will face Drom & Inch in the other last four clash.Thurles Sarsfields chairman Michael Maher says they’re well aware of the progress made by Kilruane McDonaghs of late having played them a number of times in recent years at underage level.last_img read more