Robert Koch Institute: Dubrovnik-Neretva and Požega-Slavonia counties on the list of risk areas

first_imgPhoto: Robert Koch Institute Read the official notice HERE Declaring an area risky means that those returning from vacation must be tested for coronavirus and remain in self-isolation until they get a test result. The warning does not constitute a travel ban in those areas either, but suggests passengers reconsider their plans. In addition, it allows passengers to cancel trips at no additional cost. Germany considers high-risk areas to be countries or regions where 50 or more cases of new coronavirus infection per 100.000 population have been reported in seven days, but while other countries have looked at Croatia as a whole, Germany is looking at counties.  Last night, the German Robert Koch Institute added the Dubrovnik-Neretva and Požega-Slavonia counties to the list of risky areas, in addition to Šibenik-Knin, Split-Dalmatia and Zadar counties.last_img read more

PREMIUMRevamped Sumenep Park provides new place for people to get fit

first_imgTaman Sumenep, a public park in Menteng, Central Jakarta, is ready to be enjoyed by Jakartans after the administration concluded a four-month extensive renovation of the park in February.During The Jakarta Post’s visit on Feb. 20, a new “Sumenep Promenade” sign had been installed at the main entrance to the park. Jogging tracks and two sets of fitness equipment could also be found at the center of the park.“Basically, as the renovation of the park is finished, visitors can enjoy the park starting from this month,” Mila Ananda, the Central Jakarta Park and Forestry Agency head, told the Post.“We are not going to restrict visitors from using the many facilities at the park, as they’re for everyone to enjoy,” she added.Situated among a grove of high-rise buildings, the 4,000 square meter Sumenep Park stretches alongs… Google Topics : Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Linkedin Sumenep Taman-Sumenep Menteng Central-Jakarta Jakarta-public-parkslast_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Open Data Initiative Encourages Pennsylvanians to Engage in Innovative Policy Solutions (Round-up)

first_img Government Reform,  Government That Works,  Open Data,  Round-Up,  The Blog Governor Wolf recently signed an executive order to release agency data to public open, machine readable formats, known as “open data”.Open data refers to data in a format that can be understood by a computer and used freely by anyone. By releasing state data, it increases the ability for researchers, businesses and citizens to engage and find innovative solutions to improve public and private services. The Office of Administration has been directed by the Governor to establish a central repository to serve as the common location for open data published by state agencies. The new site is expected to be ready this summer and will continue to expand as new types of data are added.“Over time, we believe that open data can provide a faster and more efficient way to deliver data to those who need it, and create opportunities for data analysts, entrepreneurs and technology developers to leverage our data and services in new and innovative ways,” Governor Wolf said in a statement released Tuesday.Take a look at the additional coverage below:PennLive: New initiative opens up state government: ‘Here’s our data. Go do interesting things with it.’“This initiative stems from Wolf’s commitment to transparency and desire to be part of an open data movement that has been underway for several years at the federal, state and local levels, said the governor’s Office of Administration Secretary Sharon Minnich.’The goal of it is really to make information available in a machine readable format so it can by downloaded and used by data analysts, app developers, businesses and citizens in any way that they really choose to use that data,’ Minnich said.”Pittsburgh Business Times: Pa. unveils open data initiativeGov. Tom Wolf announced an executive order for commonwealth agencies to release its data in formats that are accessible to everyone. The Office of Administration will start a website later this summer that will be the repository of state-collected data. “One of our most valuable and underutilized resources in state government is data,” Wolf said in a Philly: Gov. Wolf signs open data executive order“Our goal,” Wolf said in a statement, “is to make data available in order to engage citizens, create economic opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, and develop innovative policy solutions that improve program delivery and streamline operations.”State Scoop: Pennsylvania governor orders open data portalIn an executive order signed Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf tasks the Pennsylvania Office of Administration with creating an advisory committee that will establish data management standards for the state’s agencies and that will set up a repository where the public can access the state’s open data.  The portal will include data related to schools, jobs and government efficiency, according to Pennsylvania Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich.Government Technology: Pennsylvania Announces Open Data PortalPennsylvania is renewing its commitment to transparency. On April 18, Gov. Tom Wolf… signed an executive order to create an open data portal. The new portal is mandated to contain downloadable, machine-readable data, a feature not offered by the state’s existing transparency site called PennWATCH. The state Office of Administration is also mandated to help agencies find their most valuable data sets. BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Open Data Initiative Encourages Pennsylvanians to Engage in Innovative Policy Solutions (Round-up) April 25, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: By: Eryn Spangler, Press Aide SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor and First Lady Host Annual Easter Egg Event to Highlight Importance of Pre-K Investment

first_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today hosted pre-school classes from across the commonwealth at the annual Easter Egg Event at the Governor’s Residence. The event was co-sponsored by Pre-K for PA, a non-partisan advocacy group that supports the expansion of publicly funded pre-k. Over 100 pre-school aged children participated.“The long-term benefits of high-quality early childhood programs are tremendous – it reduces costs to our schools, enables stronger earning potential in our workforce, and leads to increased tax revenues to support a robust economy,” Governor Wolf said. “Frances and I are very proud that Pennsylvania delivers high-quality, publicly funded pre-k to many at-risk children, but a serious investment must be made to continue toward the goal of providing access to all at-risk kids.”In his 2019-20 budget, Governor Wolf proposed an additional $50 million to support high-quality pre-k programs in the commonwealth. With $115 million in funding increases secured over the past four years, this additional investment will more than double the funding for Pre-K Counts programs since 2014-15 and increase funding for Head Start Supplemental Assistance by 77 percent.“Today, Pennsylvania ranks 18th of the 30 states investing in high-quality pre-k with nearly 100,000 eligible children still lacking access,” said Jodi Askins, founding partner of Pre-K for PA. “With Governor Wolf’s proposal to invest $50 million in this year’s budget, 5,500 more children will be able to access high-quality pre-kindergarten, a fundamental building block of our state’s education system that helps ensure children have the strong foundation necessary to enter kindergarten ready to learn.”Studies show that children who participate in high-quality pre-kindergarten perform better in school, graduate at higher rates, and earn more throughout their working lives compared to peers who do not have access to early learning programs. Additionally, children who were previously enrolled in Pre-K Counts outperform their economically disadvantaged peers in third grade math and reading.Governor Wolf’s budget also leverages $15 million in federal funding to expand high-quality childcare programs to nearly 1,000 Pennsylvania infants and toddlers. It also includes a $5 million investment for evidence-based home visiting programs, to serve an additional 800 vulnerable families.For more information on pre-k in Pennsylvania, visit Pre-K for PA. Governor and First Lady Host Annual Easter Egg Event to Highlight Importance of Pre-K Investment April 15, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Austrian pension funds return 6.72% over H1 2019

first_imgSince inception of the second pillar in Austria in the early 1990s, Pensionskassen have returned 5.17% annualised on average.For the 2019 first half year results, the pension fund association identified active management, the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision, and an equity market rally as the main drivers of the returns.“The U-turn by central banks was crucial for the development,” said the FVPK.After having signalled that a rates hike was on the cards for this year the US central bank in January announced unchanged rates, and that the next move could be a cut. Zakostelsky said that the “investment professional at the Pensionskassen proves that active management yields very good returns”.Sustainable investments and climate protection were “very important” factors in this active management and commitments in these areas were being expanded rapidly, he added. Q1 winners differ across risk categories The Austrian branch of the international consultancy Mercer recently published its analysis of the first quarter results for Austrian multi-employer Pensionskassen.Different providers achieved top ranks, depending on the risk category offered under a life-cycle model. Bonus was identified as best in the “defensive” category, which is the one with the lowest equity share (below 16%). Allianz was top both in the “dynamic” category, which has the highest equity share (over 40%), and the “balanced” category (24-32% equities).APK took the other two top ranks for the “conservative” (16-24%) and the “active” (32-40%) categories.Life cycle models have been offered by Austrian Pensionskassen since 2006 and slowly more and more people are making use of their right to choose a risk category.“Those Pensionskassen that actively inform their members about the possibilities of choosing a risk category report more active choices,” said Michaela Plank, pension expert at Mercer Austria. Austria’s Pensionskassen returned 6.72% on average over the first six months of 2019.In a press release, the chairman of the pension fund association FVPK, Andreas Zakostelsky, noted this “more than made up” for the market downturn last year.For 2018, the nine Pensionskassen had reported a loss of -5.18%, after a 6.13% return in 2017.The FVPK stressed – as it does with each quarterly return information – that pension fund results should be judged over the long term as “pensions are accrued over decades”.last_img read more

Poverty not only reason for suicide spike, says Key

first_imgNZ Herald 30 Oct 2012Prime Minister John Key said deprivation may be one of the reasons behind the large number of youth suicides but it was not an explanation by itself.   “Of itself, just being poor doesn’t mean someone will commit suicide … the children of very well-off families committed suicide so it is not as clear as that.”   He told his post-Cabinet press conference yesterday he was aware of the cluster in suicides in Northland this year including that of a 10-year-old boy in recent weeks. There have been 32 suicides in the region this year – compared with 17 last year – and about half of them young people.   Mr Key announced a series of measures in April, costing $62 million over four years, to address youth mental health issues including funding health workers in schools.   Maori Party co-leader and Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia questioned whether that was a good use of the money.   Mr Key said gaps had been identified in the delivery of mental health services to young people and the package was designed to fill those gaps.“What we know is that there is quite a lot that we don’t know about the system. We don’t know what works perfectly.”   But what was known was that a disproportionate number of Maori boys took their lives and that boys were more likely to succeed at their attempts than girls. read more

Bethany Speedway back in action Saturday

first_imgOn Saturday, Sept. 5 it will be IMCA and Mo-Kan Night, with the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divisions complemented by the first night of the Mo-Kan Nationals. BETHANY, Mo. – Bethany Speedway returns to exciting side-by-side action at the historic fairgrounds on Aug. 22 with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.last_img

Cricket News Cheteshwar Pujara special gives Saurashtra grand win in Ranji Trophy quarterfinal, Vidarbha also in last four

first_imgVidarbha thrash UttarakhandCompleting the semi-final line-up was Vidarbha, the defending champions who thrashed Uttarkhand by an innings and 115 runs. After Uttarakhand reached 355, Vidarbha were boosted by Wasim Jaffer’s brilliant 206, his 57th ton in First Class cricket and he got able assistance from Sanjay Ramaswamy (141) and Aditya Sarwate (102) as they secured a 274-run lead.Vidarbha were boosted by Umesh Yadav’s magnificent burst of 5/23 and Aditya Sarwate’s 5/55 and Vidarbha achieved a crushing innings win to set-up a semi-final encounter with Kerala, who entered the semi-final for the first time after beating Gujarat in a low-scoring contest.The semi-finals will be held on January 24 with the venue yet to be confirmed by the BCCI. Pujara scored 521 runs in the series in AustraliaSaurashtra will face Karnataka in Ranji semi-finalVidarbha will face Kerala in the other semis highlights Lucknow: Cheteshwar Pujara had hurt Australia in a massive way during the recently concluded four-Test series. His centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney proved to be the difference maker in India securing a Test series win in Australia for the first time ever. With 521 runs in the four Tests at an average of 74, the presence of Pujara in the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 quarterfinal clash against Uttar Pradesh was greeted with tremendous joy and the the 30-year-old did not disappoint. After a blip in the first innings, Pujara’s magnificent 67, combined with Harvik Desai’s 116 and solid contributions from Sheldon Jackson and Snell Patel helped Saurashtra chase down 372 to win by six wickets in Lucknow on Saturday and enter the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 where they will face Karnataka.After Rinku Singh’s 150 and valuable spells from Yash Dayal (4/55), Ankit Rajpoot (3/71) and Shivam Mavi (3/40) gave Uttar Pradesh a valuable 177-run lead, Saurashtra fought back by dismissing the hosts for 194 with Dharmendrasinh Jadeja taking 4/53. In response, Harvik Desai and Snell Patel stitched a 132-run opening stand which gave Saurashtra the best platform. Desai reached a magnificent century but after he fell for 116, it was the Pujara and Sheldon Jackson show. The duo negotiated the Uttar Pradesh bowlers with ease. Mavi, who had accounted for Pujara for 11 in the first innings, failed to dislodge the ‘New Wall’ of Indian cricket as the 152-run stand guided Saurashtra to a magnificent win. The chase of 372 in the fourth innings is the highest in the history of the Ranji Trophy, going past the 371 in the game between Assam and Services in 2008/09 at Palam. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Ugbade Gears up for NPLF Baptism

first_img“There is nothing, we have to face it. We will fight but in fighting, we have to improve our weapons so that we can fight very well”.“We are going to be more astute technically, much more comfortable tactically, so that we can change the game technically and control the outcome tactically at the end of every match.”Ugbade also gave his thoughts about the difference in the number of games that his lads will be playing in the upcoming NPFL season.“The premier league is like a Marathon but we have to start with the same speed, 38matches is different from 14matches. It is going to be very tedious but we will try to manage the situation as they come physiologically too.”Remo Stars will face Plateau United in week one of the new NPFL season scheduled for the 15th of January, 2017.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Technical Adviser of Remo Stars Football Club, Nduka Ugbade has revealed that his lads are getting prepared for the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.The Sky Blue Stars have been in closed camping despite the festive period and are working tirelessly to ensure full preparedness for the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL season.Speaking of RSFC Media Ugbade revealed “We are getting prepared for our debut season in the league because over the existence of Remo Stars, we have not featured in the NPFL. Now we are in the NPFL and we are ready for the challenges in the league”.last_img read more

Live Updates: Syracuse hosts Eastern Michigan in nonconference finale

first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse hosts Eastern Michigan in its nonconference finale on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Follow along here for live updates from Stephen Bailey and Jesse Dougherty, who are covering the game in the Carrier Dome. Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on December 31, 2013 at 3:32 pmlast_img