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South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

first_imgCounty officials said Friday that a three-day funeral was held for his brother three weeks ago at a hall owned by the hospital.Shincheonji is often accused of being a cult and claims its founder Lee has donned the mantle of Jesus Christ and will take 144,000 people with him to heaven on the day of judgment.But with more church members than available places in heaven, they are said to have to compete for slots and pursue converts persistently and secretively.President Moon Jae-in on Friday called for a “thorough investigation” of everyone who attended the funeral and Shincheonji services. The central government on Friday had declared Daegu and Cheongdo “special management zones”, with Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun saying the region would be supported with medical personnel, beds and equipment and the cabinet will meet three times a week to discuss the outbreak.Authorities in Seoul banned public rallies at three main locations on health and safety grounds.The US army garrison in Daegu — where around 10,000 soldiers, civilians and family members live or work — has restricted access and instructed any American troops who recently attended Shincheonji services to self-quarantine.Shincheonji offered an apology, suspending its worship services and gatherings worldwide.”We are deeply sorry that because of one of our members, who thought of her condition as a cold because she had not travelled abroad, led to many in our church being infected and thereby caused concern to the local community,” it said in a statement.But its leader Lee told his followers the outbreak had been “caused by the Devil” and compared it to the biblical testing of Job, Yonhap news agency reported. Authorities reported another death on Saturday, taking the toll to two. Both victims had been inpatients at the hospital.More than 150 members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus have also been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on February 10 but attended at least four services at the church’s Daegu branch before being diagnosed.The mayor of Daegu — South Korea’s fourth-biggest city, with a population of over 2.5 million — has advised locals to stay indoors, while access to a major US military base in the area has been restricted.Cheongdo, some 27 kilometers south of Daegu, is the birthplace of Shincheonji’s founder Lee Man-hee.  Topics :center_img South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the new cases linked to a hospital in a southern city.The national toll of 346 is now the second-highest outside of China, with the jump in cases at a hospital in Cheongdo following a similar spike among members of a religious sect in the nearby city of Daegu. Among the new cases, 92 were “related” to patients or staff at the hospital in Cheongdo, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.last_img read more

Nearly 900 Bekasi factory workers have tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgThe Bekasi COVID-19 task force has reported that 869 factory workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak.Task force member Alamsyah said confirmed cases had been detected in 46 companies following contract-tracing in the area.The largest industrial COVID-19 infection cluster in the region emerged in a factory owned by Japan-based technology company PT Epson Indonesia. “The transmission area is between the factories and the workers’ residences. Local Puskesmas [community health centers] continue to trace those who have had contact [with people found to have the virus],” Alamsyah said.He urged companies to strictly supervise employees’ compliance with health protocols, both in and outside of the workplace.“[Transmission] needs to be controlled to prevent carriers from spreading the virus in the workplace,” Alamsyah added.Bekasi Private Hospital Association head Eko Nugroho previously said the region was running out of available intensive care facilities at its COVID-19 referral hospitals.He said 48 of the 57 ICU beds in the city were occupied as of Sept. 15 as the number of COVID-19 patients who needed intensive care, including those who required ventilators, was fluctuating.As of Tuesday, the region had reported 1,483 confirmed COVID-19 cases. (rfa)Topics : “[Epson] is the largest cluster, considering that it’s a large company with more than 13,000 employees,” Alamsyah said on Tuesday as quoted by said 369 of the 4,000 samples taken at the factory had been COVID-19 positive.The factories of South Korea-based electronics firm PT LG Electronics Indonesia and Japan-based manufacturer PT NOK Indonesia were the sources of other significant clusters with 242 cases and 150 cases, respectively.North Cikarang, South Cikarang, West Cikarang, and Cibitung are home to the largest industrial clusters.last_img read more

No one would set up cross-border scheme under proposed IORP II – expert

first_imgProposed amendments to the IORP II Directive have failed to produce a sound legal framework for the creation of pan-European pension funds, according to Hansjörg Müllerleile, a corporate pensions expert at German industrial company Bosch. Speaking at Towers Watson’s bAV-Tag occupational pensions conference in Frankfurt, Müllerleile argued that “nobody would sensibly set up a cross-border pension fund” at the present moment based on the IORP II draft released this spring.“I could not back such a decision,” he said.Müllerleile cited in particular ongoing legal uncertainty and the possible introduction of capital requirements. Earlier this week, EIOPA published its consultation paper on the controversial holistic balance sheet (HBS) approach.Instead of the HBS, Müllerleile said he would like to see a “bespoke” supervisory framework for occupational pensions focusing on company pension plans or those run by unions and social partners.“It makes no sense to include competitive pension funds or insurers into this supervisory scope,” he said.He also argued that national labour law should have priority over supervisory decisions, and that supervisors “should not call for things impossible to fulfil under national legal frameworks”.As an example, he cited the European Commission’s failure to acknowledge pension contracts negotiated with employee groups such as unions, as well as its “demands for consent” from each individual plan member.Müllerleile also highlighted the fact the draft IORP II still contained a requirement for cross-border plans to be fully funded at all times, and the requirement to ringfence the assets and liabilities in those pension plans.“There should be only one supervisory framework for pension funds – no matter whether or not they ever did any cross-border business,” he said.He said Bosch had tried to accommodate its employees’ increasing mobility in its pension plan but had failed, due mostly to the above-mentioned reasons.Müllerleile claimed that “10 years had been lost” since IORP I was introduced in 2003, as the directive failed to provide legal certainty or the appropriate legal framework.Apart from the “disappointing” IORP II draft, he also argued that Europe was lacking sufficient competition among service providers for cross-border pension plans.last_img read more

US LNG player Cheniere fires up Corpus Christi production

first_imgUS LNG player Cheniere said Wednesday it started producing liquefied natural gas from the first train at its Corpus Christi liquefaction and export terminal in Texas as the facility is preparing to ship its first-ever cargo of the fuel.As previously reported by LNG World News, the 170,000-cbm FSRU Golar Tundra, which is being used as an LNG carrier in the spot market, arrived at the Corpus Christi plant’s jetty on Sunday.An event to mark the commissioning of the Corpus Christi facility will take place at the Port of Corpus Christi on November 15.The Golar Tundra is expected to depart the facility with the first shipment “sometime soon”, according to a Platts report. The destination of the cargo is currently unknown.Cheniere has previously secured an approval from the US Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) to load and export commissioning cargoes at its Corpus Christi plant. However, the company has yet to receive an approval from the regulator for the start of commercial service.Cheniere already owns and operates the Sabine Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana, one of only two facilities currently exporting US shale gas-sourced LNG.The Corpus Christi facility is the company’s second LNG export facility and the third such facility in the US.Corpus Christi is a three-train liquefaction project, with each train expected to have a nominal production capacity of about 4.5 million tonnes per year of LNG.The liquefaction project is the first large-scale LNG export project to be built in Texas, with a cost of approximately $15 billion. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Sex workers get help to give up

first_imgThe Age (Australia) 3 Oct 2011RITA could never explain the large gap on her resume when she applied for jobs. She’d say she was a stay-at-home mother. But she’d really spent her adult life working as a prostitute to support three children. ”You can’t really tell them what you were doing,” she said. ”Otherwise, if you do, you’re going to be judged.” As her children became teenagers, Rita worried they might discover her secret, perhaps see her working the streets of St Kilda.So, at the start of the year, Rita signed up to Australia’s first exit program for sex workers, run by the St Kilda-based support service RhED and funded by Consumer Affairs Victoria. Like the other 24 women and one man who have joined the ”Pathways to Exit” program so far, Rita was given a case worker to help her negotiate the many steps she needed to take between the oldest profession and a new life. Her case worker took her to the dentist, the optometrist and the gym. She saw a psychologist for depression, she consulted a financial counsellor. Now she’s with an employment agency that knows her past, and next month she starts studying to become a beautician. ”I needed a career I can go for that I’ll be able to do the rest of my life and that’s what I come up with,” Rita said in an interview at the St Kilda drop-in centre. ”I’ve got a partner and we’ve both sort of had a bit of a hard time. We just want to settle right down and fit into society and both have careers and super and buy a house.”The exit program was established after more than half of the sex workers polled by RhED said they wanted help to leave the industry. Half of the first intake has come from the streets, the rest from brothels. Results from the first year are promising, according to an interim report, although it makes clear that leaving the industry is a long, slow process. read more

Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results

first_img Share Here are the results of games played in the Lime National 2012 basketball season June 13 to 17 , 2012.Saturday Games:Game 1 – Kubuli Division 2 – Secondary Schools 87 points to La Plaine Avengers 57 points, Top scorers for Secondary Schools Curvin Augustine 19 pts, Wakamie Fabien 14 pts , Lyndel Mayers 12 pts and Austin Nichols 10 pts. For La Plaine Avengers Cameron Corbette 18 pts and Coby Williams 11 pts.Game 2 – Vitamalt Division 1 – Paix Bouche Snipers 67 points to Ian Douglas Patriots 57 points. Top scoring for Snipers Hendricks Holsborough 23 pts, Lenin Paul 18 pts, Steve Ferrol 12 pts . For Ian Douglas Patriots Marlon Hillary 26 pts and Bertis Jeffers 17 pts.Sunday GamesGame 1- Kubuli Division 2 – Massacre Black Hawks 66 points to Elvis Morancie Green Hornets 37 points. Top scoring for Black Hawks Jamaal “Black Diamond” Lloyd 15 pts, Travis Lawrence 8 pts and Gifford George 8 pts. For Green Hornets Edgar George 16 pts and Nick Nicholas 6 pts.Game 2 -Women Division – Lady Pros 39 points to Lady Panthers 30 points, top scoring for pros were former scholarship player Delize Paul 16 pts, Brigeta Bedminster 8 pts and Julia Bruno 7 pts . For Lady Panthers Malisa Williams 10 pts, Curnia John 9 pts and Vernella Bedminster 7 ptsGame 3- Between Ian Douglas Patriots and Fashion Line Falcons did not play.This weeK Games in the Lime National Basketball League:Wednesday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic vs.. E.H Crossover – Lindo Park, Game 2 – 9.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Salisbury Juggernauts – Lindo ParkFriday – Game 1 -7.00 pm – Elvis Morancie Green Hornets vs. Alvin Bernard Sic u Sic – Lindo Park Game 2 -9.00 pm – Dragon Stout Pros vs. United Insurance Sharks – Lindo Park Game 3 -7.00 pm – Police Sports Club vs. Secondary Schools Team – Massacre Game 4 -9.00 pm – Gatorade Blazers vs. Dr. Mac Prowlers – MassacreSaturday – Game 1 – 7.00 pm – Fashion Line Falcons vs. Element Agency Ole School – Lind Park Game 2 – 9.00 pm – De Treads No Look vs. Paix Bouche eagles – Lindo ParkSunday – Game 1 – 6.00 pm – Marigot Women Team vs.. Secondary Girls School Team – Lindo Park Game 2 – 8.00 pm – Goodwill Starz vs. Paix Bouche Snipers – Lindo ParkNote to all teams still owing the association registration fees are ask to do so immediately failure to do so will results in a penalty to be determine by the executive.By: Mickey Joseph Share NewsSports Lime National 2012 basketball season basketball results by: – June 19, 2012 30 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

The Women of Troy find a familiar face in first round

first_imgThe No. 21 USC women’s soccer team begins the quest for its second national title in three years Friday when it plays its opening game of the 2009 NCAA Tournament against Oklahoma State in Santa Clara, Calif.The Women of Troy (12-6-2) and the Cowgirls (15-7-0) are already familiar with each other, having played Sept. 18 in Stillwater, Okla., in a game USC won 1-0.The constant · Goalie Kristin Olsen has been the Women of Troy’s most dependable player with 101 saves and an 83 percent save rate. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan“It’s always difficult to play a team for a second time in a season, especially one we already beat,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “But I like the matchup we have.”Oklahoma State comes into the 5:30 p.m. game riding an eight-game winning streak during which it has outscored its opponents 17-3 and posted six shutouts.“I remember [Oklahoma State] attacked the outsides a lot, and they had a lot of good crossing opportunities,” senior goalkeeper Kristin Olsen said. “We’ve got to limit the chances they have from the outsides and limit their chances on goal.”Playing in front of Olsen’s net will be Oklahoma State junior forward Annika Niemeier, who leads the Cowgirls with 11 goals on the season.Senior forward Kasey Langdon, a two-time All-Big 12 honoree, is also a dangerous attacking option for Oklahoma State with five goals on the year.The Women of Troy will counter with junior midfielder Alyssa Dávila, who leads USC with nine goals and is tied for tops on the team with five assists.Freshman forward Samantha Johnson, freshman midfielder Courtney Garcia and redshirt senior Marihelen Tomer have all chipped in for USC with four goals each on the season.The difference-maker for USC could be Olsen, who led the Pac-10 during the regular season with 101 saves and an 83 percent save rate.“It’s been a luxury to have her since we’ve arrived here,” Khosroshahin said about the starting keeper. “It definitely gives the team a lot more confidence knowing that she’s back there.”If the Women of Troy defeat Oklahoma State on Friday, they will play the winner of the match between No. 11 Santa Clara (13-6-1) and Michigan State (11-4-4) on Sunday.USC defeated Santa Clara 2-0 on Sept. 27 on the road, a matchup that got the Women of Troy familiar with the venue for this weekend’s games.“We’ve been there before, we’re going to stay in the same hotel,” Dávila said. “It helps that we’ve been there.”Redshirt senior defender Jordan Angeli tops the Broncos with six goals on the year.Michigan State senior forward Lauren Hill leads the Spartans with 11 goals this season.The Women of Troy say they are not looking ahead to either the Broncos or Spartans, however, but instead are completely focusing on Oklahoma State.“Honestly, I don’t let us [look ahead],” Khosroshahin said. “As soon as you look past your opponent, that’s when bad things occur. We’re keeping the focus on what’s ahead and that’s Oklahoma State.”With a talented yet inexperienced team, USC is not favored to repeat its 2007 success and claim another national title. The Women of Troy are happy, though, to embrace their new role.“Our bracket’s hard but it’s good. We’re kind of the underdog,” Dávila said. “We really have nothing to lose. We’re playing good teams and we’re just going to go for it.”last_img read more

Loughmore boss urges players to shoot with ‘conviction’

first_imgMeanwhile, a fixture clash means Fethard’s county championship winning teams of 1988 and 1991 won’t be honoured ahead of the final at Leahy Park in Cashel.However, the players from those sides will be fêted at a banquet in Clonmel on Sunday evening.The South Tipp club will face Kenmare of Kerry in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship quarter-finals at 2 o’clock that afternoon.County Board delegate John Costigan says it didn’t prove possible to rejig the schedule in such a way as to allow the heroes of the past to be at both venues.Tipp FM will have uninterrupted second-half commentary on the Tipperary Water Senior Football Championship Final from around 3.10pm on Sunday.  Our coverage will be brought to you with thanks to O’Connell’s Centra, Templemore.We’ll also have live coverage of the AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballygunner of Waterford on Sunday afternoon.  Our build-up gets underway at 1.50pm.  Coverage of this match will be in association with Vale Oil, Thurles, Clonmel and Waterford. Declan Laffan’s side face Moyle Rovers in the competition decider.The Mid Tipp champions got the better of Clonmel Commercials to get a step closer to adding to their 13 previous county titles.The boss knows they need to improve on one particular aspect of their semi-final display.last_img read more

SBC’s On The Ball: QPR, Reddit and Chicago Fire

first_img Share Submit BetUK replaces Royal Panda as QPR’s official betting partner January 30, 2020 Share Related Articles High Stakes as DAZN launches US property targeting OTT top spot September 10, 2018 QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered, this week’s edition looks at a controversial new sponsorship for West Ham, as well as an innovative new initiative between QPR and Ticketmaster. FA to investigate West Ham Sponsorship The Football Association (FA) will carry out inquiries into the sponsorship deal between West Ham Women’s team and sports management agency, Unique Sports Management (USM). USM agreed to become a shirt sponsor for the women’s team at the start of this season, with the deal reported to be worth close to £250,000, however this has not yet been confirmed by neither West Ham nor USM.The FA are said to have been aware of the sponsorship deal at the time it was brokered, however are now said to be requiring further clarification on the circumstances in which USM were asked to sponsor the team.Jack Sullivan, 19, is the managing director of the women’s team, and is also the son of West Ham’s co-owner, David Sullivan. The father-son duo are said to be on close personal terms with USM boss Will Salthouse, who is often spotted in the Director’s Box at The London Stadium. Reddit Soccerstreams closed down after continued copyright infringementsThe fight to stop football piracy got a major boost this week, as the Reddit page where users go to post links to live football matches was closed. After numerous warnings from Reddit over copyright infringement, something that is in breach of the site’s user policy, the page which had accrued 425,000 subscribers was taken down.A statement from the R/soccerstreams’ moderator confirmed: “We’ve officially reached critical mass. I regret to inform you all that a few days ago the Reddit Admins got in touch with us about an impeding ban of this subreddit if changes weren’t made.“The only way to save it, from our perspective, was to cease all user-related activity here. Due to this, and to save the history behind this subreddit over the years, r/soccerstreams will now serve as a home base for the official Soccer Streams mod team.”The news comes as the Premier League continues to strengthen its long standing against piracy, in order to maintain the growing value of its rights. And although the page directed its users to a temporary alternative, the shutting of the page shows a real intent in the battle against illegal sports streaming.Furthermore, the burden of illegal streaming is not solely felt from football, Matchroom Boxing Promotions vehemently pursued rights to protection against illegal live streams prior to  Anthony Joshua’s last title defence against Alexander Povetkin.Commenting at the time, group CEO of Matchroom Sport, Steve Dawson, emphasised: “This blocking order is a game-changer in our efforts to tackle piracy of our PPV [pay-per-view] and non PPV boxing events. It will allow us to quickly and effectively block and disrupt illegal broadcasts of our shows.“The protection of the copyright in broadcasts of our events is hugely important to us and we are pleased that the Court has recognised this with the granting of this blocking order.”Chicago Fire unveils new partnership with MotorolaThe Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Motorola have announced a three-year partnership which means the mobile communications company will gain maximum exposure as the official jersey partner of the club.Both the home and away jerseys were unveiled by former World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, U.S. Men’s National Team player and Fire team captain Dax McCarty and 2017 MLS Golden Boot Winner Nemanja Nikolić. Supporters will be able to purchase the jerseys from March 1.Chicago Fire Soccer Club Chief Operating Officer John Urban commented:“We’re extremely excited to announce our new jersey partnership with Motorola. Motorola is a globally recognised brand that, similar to our Club, is proud of its Chicago roots. We look forward to introducing the Motorola brand to the diverse audience that exists within MLS and the sport of soccer.”Rudi Kalil, vice president and general manager, North America at Motorola added: “As a proud Chicago-based company, Motorola is thrilled to further our dedication to our hometown by teaming up with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club,” said  “The Chicago Fire is the latest to join our roster of iconic Chicago sports partnerships. Much like Motorola, the Chicago Fire are forward-looking, agile and driven to win, which made this partnership easy to root for.”QPR partners with Ticketmaster to provide ticketing innovationUniting with Ticketmaster Sport, Queens Park Rangers is the first UK football club to integrate the only in-app mobile ticketing solution that allows secure ticket transfers across operating systems.The implementation of newly developed and innovative mobile ticketing technology from fan engagement specialists, InCrowd has allowed both match day and season tickets to become available in the official QPR app to those who opted into the trial phase in September 2018, and are now available to all fans attending games at Loftus Road via a personal in-app ticket wallet.David Scriven, Digital Content Manager at QPR commented: “The QPR Ticket Wallet has helped simplify the matchday for fans at Loftus Road. Not only can fans now access the latest news at the push of a button they can also access the stadium with one. By working closely with Ticketmaster and implementing this advanced, fan first technology from InCrowd we’ve been able to deliver a unique product in an efficient manner with significant upsides to supporter experience and the businesses digital objectives.”The payment method has experienced strong growth since its formation, with it now being utilised by 12%of fans that attend games at Loftus Road. On The ball is brought to you by, SBC’s new portal which offers all the latest news and cutting-edge analysis from the evolving business of sport. To find out more about the site, click the banner below. StumbleUponlast_img read more

International drive sees Digitain open UK regional office

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share SBC Webinars and Digitain present Finding Value in Untapped Markets July 14, 2020 Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Share Related Articles Bolstering its commercial capacity, industry omnichannel systems provider Digitain has confirmed the opening of a new UK regional office in Sheffield.  Recently appointed Head of International Business Development Simon Westbury will head up the Sheffield hub, which will provide ‘localised client-facing and account-management services’ supporting Digitain’s international growth plans.In its update, Digitain confirms that it has begun to expand its international commercial support network, planning new office openings across Asia, Africa and Latin America.Restructuring its commercial set-up last month, Digitain appointed Westbury to lead and develop its international sales channel and strategy related to new clients and markets.The office opening follows a particularly productive year for Digitain, which has seen the company expand its global footprint from Europe, through Asia and on to Africa and LATAM.“I am delighted to be leading Digitain’s drive into the UK and wider regulated markets,” said Westbury. “Digitain is a company which is a market leader in the gaming industry and, in keeping with our business principles of being as close to our partners as possible, the opening of a UK office is an exciting development in helping us achieve our aims.”last_img read more