State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has reported that as many as 12,703 flights with about 1.67 million passengers have been canceled from January to February at its 15 airports across Indonesia following the COVID-19 outbreak.Of the flights, 11,680 are domestic and 1,023 are international ones that departed from its airports, including I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airports in Denpasar, Bali, and Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java. The cancellations have led to a financial loss of up to Rp 207 billion (US$14.32 million) only from Angkasa Pura I’s aero business in the last two months, president director Faik Fahmi said in Jakarta on Friday. “We have not yet calculated our losses from the non-aero business as we also have commercial businesses in the airports in the forms of restaurants and retail spaces,” he added. “Since the number of passengers who come to the airports has decreased, so has their spending [in them].”The COVID-19 spread has forced the government to slap travel bans on the hardest-hit countries, namely China, Iran, Italy and South Korea. Fear of the pneumonia-like illness, which has infected six people on Indonesian soil as of Monday, has also discouraged people from traveling within the country.Read also: Despite low airfares, people avoid travel as fears grow amid COVID-19 outbreakNgurah Rai is the most affected airport as it lost a huge number of flights every day, Faik said, adding that the airport lost 35 flights connecting Denpasar with 22 cities in China daily since the implementation of the travel ban. “The [flight cancelation] trend will continue because many more airlines, such as Vietjet, Scoot and Korean Air, have notified us of their [plans] to halt their flights [from and to Bali],” he said. He said he expected to see the more cancelations at its airports in March and April following wider travel restrictions. Angkasa Pura I manages airports in the eastern part of Indonesia: from Yogyakarta and Surabaya to Makassar in South Sulawesi and Jayapura in Papua.Faid said his company planned to boost revenues from its five subsidiaries, namely PT Angkasa Pura Logistics, real estate and construction company PT Angkasa Pura Properti, services and trading company PT Angkasa Pura Support, hotel and restaurant management company PT Angkasa Pura Hotel and PT Angkasa Pura Retail, in a bid to anchor its financial performance amid the decline in flights.The government has announced a Rp 10.3 trillion stimulus package to boost private consumption and encourage the tourism sector over concerns that the outbreak would hurt the domestic economy. Of that amount, Rp 298.5 billion was allocated as incentives to airlines and travel agents to boost foreign arrivals to Indonesia, but they were postponed by the government because of the worsening virus spread abroad.Read also: Indonesia announces $742m stimulus to shield economy from virusAnother Rp 443.39 billion was allocated in the form of discounts to domestic tourists who visited any of the country’s 10 worst-affected tourist destinations, such as Bali and Batam in Riau Islands.Separately, Garuda Indonesia president director Irfan Setiaputra said the airline had temporarily stopped 40 flights to and from China daily. It also suspended its Denpasar-Hong Kong route and was only operating the Hong Kong-Jakarta route while reducing the frequency of flights between Jakarta and Singapore from 10 per day to only three because of decreasing demand. “It is inevitable that the outbreak would affect our revenue significantly,” said Irfan. Saudi Arabia’s decision to stop umrah (minor haj) and haj has worsened the situation, he added, since the airline operated four daily flights to Mecca with wide-body aircraft on normal days.Other airlines such as AirAsia Indonesia also made adjustments to the number of their flights with the changing demand. AirAsia Indonesia president director Veranita Yosephine said in a statement on Friday that the airline was looking for ways it could help the Indonesian government to stimulate tourism and maintain the country’s economy growth, “especially in this challenging period”.Topics :
Samantha Barnwell from Oceanport, center, participates in the First-Year Overnight Orientation Program at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. The two-day program brings first-year students to campus in July. Students do various team-building activities, have an individual advising appointment with a first-year adviser, learn about campus resources and begin exploring the differences between high school and college through student-created skits and a mock class experience with a full-time faculty member.
CHICAGO — Goalie Aaron Dell was more or less known as a stopper to the Sharks’ coaching staff during the 2017-18 season. Whenever the team needed to halt a losing streak or required a pick-me-up after a busy stretch, Dell would usually come in and give the Sharks a chance to win.Boy, oh, boy, do they need him to do the same thing tonight.Faced with the specter of an 0-5-0 start, which would be the worst in franchise history, Dell is getting the call Thursday as the Sharks face the Chicago …
Sleeping is essential for health, we know. But how many know the processes that clear out the clutter for the next day’s work?A new study published in Science says that while you sleep, neurons clear out metabolites from the brain. This is a critical function for maintaining homeostasis (dynamic stability), the paper says, because it removes “potentially neurotoxic waste products that accumulate in the awake central nervous system.” Some of those toxins could be implicated in serious brain disorders, like Alzheimer’s Disease. In a sense, the brain cleans itself while you sleep. Emily Underwood at Science Now calls sleep “the ultimate brainwasher.”Live Science adds that sleep gives the body time to repair itself and stabilize memories formed during the day. Using a pithy analogy based on the research findings, Charles Choi writes,“The brain only has limited energy at its disposal, and it appears that it must [choose] between two different functional states — awake and aware, or asleep and cleaning up,” Nedergaard said in a statement. “You can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests, or clean up the house, but you can’t really do both at the same time.“Underwood couldn’t make evolutionary sense of the need for sleep.Every night since humans first evolved, we have made what might be considered a baffling, dangerous mistake. Despite the once-prevalent threat of being eaten by predators, and the loss of valuable time for gathering food, accumulating wealth, or having sex, we go to sleep. Scientists have long speculated and argued about why we devote roughly a third of our lives to sleep, but with little concrete data to support any particular theory. Now, new evidence has refreshed a long-held hypothesis: During sleep, the brain cleans itself.That still doesn’t make evolutionary sense, though, if a predator were to eat the hunter while he takes time out for brain-washing. Wouldn’t survival of the fittest demand that predators attack when it’s easiest? The author of Psalm 104 had a different outlook: one of a harmonious creation, each part performing its function in the cycle of day and night:20 You make darkness, and it is night,when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21 The young lions roar for their prey,seeking their food from God.22 When the sun rises, they steal awayand lie down in their dens.23 Man goes out to his workand to his labor until the evening.24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!In wisdom have you made them all;the earth is full of your creatures.Sleep is not a mistake. Too much sleep, though, can be a moral lapse, as shown by the many times Solomon warns of the “sluggard” in his book of Proverbs. Actually, another discovery announced in Nature reinforces the good old work ethic. In “How exercise boosts the brain,” the short article states, “A protein molecule secreted by muscles during exercise boosts the expression of factors that help to protect brain neurons.” That molecule is called irisin – as in “I risin’ up to get some exercise!” Exercise increases this protein in the brain. “When levels of irisin or its progenitor were raised experimentally in the blood and in neurons, genes associated with learning and memory became active in the brain.”In summary, sleep to let the toxins get cleaned out, then rise, work hard, and let irisin improve your cognitive function. Here’s another helpful tip: stand while you work, if you can. Too much sitting defeats the benefits of exercise, an article on the BBC News said. But by standing more often, you can lose calories and increase triglycerides. Over a year, that could amount to losing 8 pounds of fat. Some offices are providing their workers with stand-up computer desks. Some are even offering slow-motion treadmills that allow them to walk as they type. Give it a try; with all the other healthy habits you are building into your life, this one allows you to improve your health while getting your work done. If you can’t stand while working, at least get up and move around often. The body was made for action and rest.Everything for a purpose. Sleep well! Work hard. Take a stand. Do something worthwhile with these amazing gifts from your Creator. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC It proved the game’s only goal and brought a tame end to another wildly successful day for Malaysia, who reached a record 140 gold medals to finish top of the table for the first time since 2001.Haziq was the fall guy but the Thais were well worth their 1-0 half-time lead after Chenrop Samphaodi had curled a shot wide and Suriya Singhui saw a strong header saved by the goalkeeper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMalaysia’s goalkeeper Muhammad Haziq bin Nadzli reacts after losing to Thailand during their men’s football final match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAThailand also had an early penalty shout turned down and just prior to the own goal, Phicha Au-Tra narrowly failed to connect with a cross which trickled across the face.After the break, Worachit Kanitsribumphen was twice denied by last-ditch defending from the Malaysians, while Sasalak saw a menacing shot go wide. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malaysia were restricted to the odd attempt from distance before Danial Amier fizzed one over on 69 minutes and Syazwan Andik went close with a curling shot 12 minutes from time.The men’s football final was the last act of a bumper penultimate day, with 60 gold medals up for grabs and Malaysia taking 29 of them to reach an unbeatable 140 for the tournament.Malaysia have amassed more than one-third of the 404 gold medals at the mini-Olympics, smashing their previous record of 111 and sealing top spot for the first time in 16 years.Thailand trailed on 69 golds and Vietnam had 58, meaning the second and third-placed teams totaled less than Malaysia between them.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games: PH squash team settles for another silver LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Thailand’s football team players celebrate after defeating Malaysia during their men’s football final match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMalaysian goalkeeper Haziq Nadzli scored a horrendous own goal to hand Thailand a 1-0 win in the Southeast Asian Games football final on Tuesday, puncturing the hosts’ celebrations as they finished top of the medals table.In a moment that will haunt Haziq, the 19-year-old punched a corner into his own net on 39 minutes, silencing 80,000 fans at the cavernous Shah Alam Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding read more
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James answers questions during the NBA basketball team media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Following Cleveland’s final practice before a season opener against Boston with playoff-level hype, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue still wasn’t sure if LeBron James was playing Tuesday.J.R. Smith knows.ADVERTISEMENT “Oh, he’s gonna go,” Smith said of his celebrated teammate. “He’s gonna go, trust me that. I don’t care what he’s gotta do, he’s gonna play.”While Smith may be giving James the green light, Lue and other team officials remained unsure of James’ status for the game against the Celtics and former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, whose ballyhooed return to Cleveland is expected to be part homecoming, part hate-fest.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames didn’t speak to reporters following Monday’s practice, but the three-time champion was in a playful mood while engaging in a competitive outside shooting contest with teammates Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Jeff Green.James has been slowed by a sprained left ankle suffered in practice on Sept. 27. He played in only one of Cleveland’s five exhibition games, and his absence has kept a starting lineup that now includes Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose from getting much floor time together. Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Cavaliers have struggled mightily when James has been out of the lineup, losing 11 straight regular-season games and going 4-23 without him since 2014.With a revamped roster and more offensive options than ever, Lue believes the Cavs are more equipped to compete when James is on the bench.“We’ll be a lot better off,” he said. “I think we got a lot of different pieces. We’re deeper. A lot of versatile players. A lot of different lineups we can play. So, it will be different but I think we have a better chance.”Irving spent six seasons with Cleveland but left on shaky terms.His demand to be traded this summer rankled some Cavaliers fans, and he created a larger divide last week when he described Boston as a “real, live sports city.”That didn’t sit well with many Cleveland residents, and he’s certain to get an earful Tuesday night.The Cavaliers plan to honor Irving, who made the biggest shot in franchise history, with a video tribute at some point during the game. Irving’s 3-pointer in the waning moments of Game 7 in 2016 lifted Cleveland to the city’s first championship since 1964.Lue wasn’t sure what else Irving should expect from the fired-up, sellout crowd.“We’ve got the best fans in the world and they’re going to do whatever they see best,” he said. “Whatever decision they make, that’s the right one. Because they’ve been behind us for three straight years, since I’ve been here, they’ve always made the right decisions. So whatever they decide to do, I embrace whatever they do.” View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The 32-year-old James hasn’t missed an opener in his previous 14 seasons, and it would be hard to imagine sitting this one out given the attention with Irving coming back following this summer’s blockbuster trade between the teams — and the All-Star guard’s recent swipe at Cleveland.Just so he’s protected, Lue has made a contingency lineup in case James doesn’t play. Smith will take his spot in the Cavs’ “B” lineup.Lue has said for days that he doesn’t know for sure if James will be ready.“You know I never hide stuff from you guys,” Lue said when pressed about his superstar’s availability. “I really don’t know, I mean, just depends on how he feels after today. … I’m preparing that he is (playing).”Smith, who is beginning his third full season with Cleveland, knows it will take a lot more than a sore ankle to keep James off the floor.“Just because he loves the game,” he said. “We were talking about it, he’s never missed, since he was 8 years old and he started playing, he’s never missed a first game. I’m preparing for him to play.”ADVERTISEMENT Gins can’t relax–Cone LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients read more
Liverpool boss Klopp: Milner could face Man Cityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool veteran James Milner is in contention to face Manchester City on Thursday night.The league leaders can extend their gap over City to 10 points with a win at the Etihad.Milner has missed Liverpool’s last two victories with a hamstring complaint.Manager Jurgen Klopp told his pre-match press conference: “He was back in training with us yesterday for the first time, so we will see.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Even French President Emmanuel Macron checks his ‘mobile multifonction’. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Enrichment Commission for the French Language has come up with what it considers a more suitable expression: “le mobile multifonction”, or the multifunction cellphone.It doesnt’ exactly trip off the tongue, but it fits with the commission’s remit: Keep foreign words out of French.The ruling was published in France’s official journal on Friday, meaning that government texts will have to use the new term.It annuls and replaces “terminal de poche”, required—in theory at least—since 2009.The commission, which works hand in hand with the language guardians at the Academie Francaise, also advised “reseau dorsal” for backbone network and “fibronique” for fiber optics. © 2018 AFP Explore further Hashtag goes Gallic in French lawbooks A ‘mobile multifonction’ also comes in handy to take a selfie with the Eiffel Tower. Citation: Le smartphone? France has another term in mind (2018, January 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-le-smartphone-france-term-mind.html Smartphones may have become ubiquitous in France, but the country’s language mavens hope there’s still time to keep the word from becoming ensconced in everyday speech. read more