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 :
Scholes has been critical of United’s style of play under the Dutchman before and pulled no punches on Saturday after the 1-0 victory over the Blades. United needed a stoppage-time Wayne Rooney penalty to overcome the League One side after producing another drab display that saw droves of home fans leave before the final whistle at Old Trafford. Scholes said: “T he players looked bored themselves. There’s no spirit, there’s nobody having a go at each other, there’s no smiling, there’s no entertainment. I think even Van Gaal on the bench looks bored, but he’ll come out and say he’s happy. “It wasn’t a great performance, will he (Van Gaal) be happy with it? I think he probably will be. I think that’s the way he likes to play football.” Scholes added on BT Sport: “We haven’t seen anything different now for the last six months, that’s the way this team plays football and he’ll be happy with the 1-0 win. “We don’t see anything else, and he constantly comes out and says he’s happy with his team, he’s happy with the way they’ve played. But they didn’t create a chance, had to win a game against a League One side with a penalty in the 94th minute. In my eyes it’s not good enough.” Former United midfielder Scholes feels there are too many “square pegs in round holes” in United’s line-ups under Van Gaal, citing the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Anthony Martial as players who are not being utilised in their best positions. But he also believes United’s players also need to do more to help the situation themselves. He said: “As players sometimes you have to lift the crowd, whether it’s a tackle, whether it’s a shot on goal. You need to make something happen as a footballer at this club. “To just to go through the motions like they did, people need digging out sometimes, it just seems to be accepted. Press Association Paul Scholes launched a fresh attack on Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side following their unimpressive FA Cup win over Sheffield United and claimed the Red Devils players looked “bored”. “I’d be depressed (after that game). It would take me two or three days to get over that performance. “You’ve just seen 90 minutes of boring, defensive….I’ve tried to defend this team now for the last two or three weeks, it’s getting more and more difficult to do it because every time you come to Old Trafford this is what you see; negative football. “I see square pegs in round holes with players in the team. There’s so many question marks over the team. “The only thing I can say is I’m glad I don’t have to go to Sheffield a week on Tuesday.” Scholes did not go as far as to suggest United need to get rid of Van Gaal, but believes a change in approach needs to be taken with regards to tactics. He said: “(It’s) time for a change in style of football, pass the ball to Wayne Rooney! I think he had 34 touches today in the whole game. This is Wayne Rooney, get the ball to your best players. “I truly believe he (Van Gaal) will be happy with that performance, but I’m not and I don’t think there’s many fans here (who will be). How can you possibly be happy with that against a League One team?” The ex-England man added: “I’d never call for a manager to be sacked. He’s got some really good players there. His style of football is not suited to Manchester United’s football, but he’s going to argue that they’ve got through, they are fifth in the Premier League and only nine points off the top. And he has got a case for that, but I think fans would rather see a bit more excitement rather than be in those positions.” Owen Hargreaves, another former United midfielder, added: “The performance wasn’t what they expected but they got the performance they needed. “It was a really poor performance from Manchester United, lacking in attacking intent and Sheffield United were very unlucky not to get a replay. “I think they’ll all be disappointed, they only positive was the result. Only two shots on target, I think everyone will realise that’s not good enough.” read more
CRICKET Australia executives have declared West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell’s use of a black bat as completely within the laws of the Big Bash competition.Russell stoked controversy yesterday after showing up for the tournament’s opening encounter against the Sydney Sixers with a black and pink bat. The instrument immediately set tongues wagging on social media platforms.While many praised the talented Jamaican’s creative spark, many pointed out that the equipment could be illegal, citing Law 6.6 which states that it is not legal for a player to have a blackened blade.A similar controversy arose in the English Country Twenty20, with Ashar Zaidi also wielding a black coloured bat for Essex, until it was outlawed.A Cricket Australia spokesperson quickly clarified the ruling, saying the West Indian all-rounder had not broken any laws.“A player can use a coloured bat subject to Cricket Australia approval. The bat may be the same colour as the club’s primary colour, or black,” said the spokesperson.“CA retains the right to withdraw approval in its absolute discretion. The umpires can also request a player change the bat if they believe it affects the integrity of the match.”Russell made just nine runs and took one wicket as the Thunder lost by nine runs to the Sixers.(Sportsmax.com) read more
The Premier County face the highly-rated Connacht outfit in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday.Tipp are appearing in the last four for the first time since 1935 while the westerners are through to this stage of the completion for the sixth successive year.Liam is full of admiration for his side’s opponents… Tipp FM will have live commentary on the match, which gets underway at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon. Our coverage will be brought to you in association with John Kennedy Motors, Cashel Road, Clonmel.
The phrasing of the posters you can see around the map indicate this is not a full blown trailer for the movie. Instead, it will show a scene from the movie that has not yet been released to the public.See you on December 14th. #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/C6JlB0NhrE— Fortnite News (@FortniteBR) December 7, 2019Fortnite Stars Event: How to watchEpic Games hasn’t released a ton of details about how the event will unfold. All we know is it will start on December 14th with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. ET and the show starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. It’s not clear what will happen between that half hour, but it seems like you’ll need to get in a game at some point during that time frame.We assume the game will go into a mode where you are unable to fight others, like what we’ve seen in previous events. What’s not clear is whether you actually need to be near Risky Reels in order to view the trailer. Because if that’s the case, then that will be one very busy location.In previous events, Risky Reels has displayed videos on its screen. But it looks like Fortnite made some changes to the location, and it now shows a large projector.This Is How Risky Reels Looks Like In-Game Rght Now! #Fortnite(Via : @iFireMonkey ) pic.twitter.com/RI3bM6jx8P— FortPass ❄️🎅🏼 (@FortPass) December 12, 2019This is likely to help people from further away be able to see the scene.Fortnite Star Wars event: What is happening?This won’t be a trailer for the new movie, but rather a previously unreleased scene from “Rise of Skywalker.” The posters also mention “with J.J. Abrams,” who is the director of the film. While information is limited, it seems as if he’ll have a role in this event as well. (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4c/f1/fortnite-star-wars-event-details_bvewqx2f5nvf1b6i909l2up9m.png?t=-518547906&w=500&quality=80 There were rumors of a Fortnite event happening at Risky Reels, and now we know what it is. Epic Games has teamed up with Star Wars to show an exclusive scene from the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker” movie, set to release in theaters on Dec. 20.Players in-game can currently see a teaser for “Rise of Skywalker” on the Risky Reels movie screen. It opens up with a video that says “This footage has been rated F for Fortnite” followed by all of the details you need to know about the event. In addition to releasing a trailer, people who participate will be eligible for a special edition Star Wars glider.Fortnite has previously released other Star Wars items including a Rey, Finn and Sith trooper skins. Also available are a Star Wars emote and banner. read more