Maybank Bali Marathon earns bronze label from World Athletics

first_imgThe annual Maybank Bali Marathon (MBM), held by private lender PT Bank Maybank Indonesia, has become the first marathon race in Indonesia to win the road race bronze label from World Athletics, the international governing body for the sport of athletics.The MBM achieved the label after fulfilling requirements set and verified by World Athletics, formerly known as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), including AIMS-certified mileage and routes, road closures and time-recording systems.It also fulfilled the requirements of international runners’ attendance, medical assistance, media coverage, standardization of comfort and safety of runners and compliance with all competition regulations set by World Athletics. Maybank Indonesia president director Taswin Zakaria said the achievement would not only make the MBM an internationally recognized running competition but also raise Indonesia’s contribution to the marathon arena.“With this bronze label achievement, we are committed to continuously improving the quality of the competition, especially in the comfort and safety aspects that include the infrastructure medical assistance,” said Taswin, as stated in a statement released by MBM organizers.Taswin added that the company had implemented the “You Register, You Run” campaign to avoid data manipulation and ensure that MBM participants were the ones registered in the company’s data bank.In addition to achieving the bronze label, the MBM is now also included in the Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) Wanda Age Group World Rankings, which enables athletes in nine separate age groups to compete in marathons across the world to earn ranking points in a one-year qualifying period.The ninth MBM will be held on Aug. 30 with contested categories including a marathon (42.1 km), a half-marathon (21 km), a 10 km and a kids’ dash. Registration is open from Feb. 25.As a preparatory step, Maybank Indonesia will hold the Road to Maybank Marathon activities for the next six months in collaboration with health experts and running coaches.Prospective participants will get access to training and education prior to the race day, including running clinics and joint training through the Sunday Morning Long Run, where they will be given education about the cut-off time (COT) of the race per category.Topics :last_img read more

Coronavirus: Indonesia to screen ships seeking to dock from China

first_img“Only if everything is safe we will allow the vessel to drop anchor in our [ports],” he said.The move is among the latest efforts by Indonesian authorities seeking to contain the outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,500 since it first emerged from the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December and has since spread globally.Earlier this week, the Sabang administration in Aceh called for foreign cruise ship MS Artania to delay its planned arrival in the city on Feb. 16 amid fears of the virus, following Japan’s decision to quarantine the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its 3,700 passengers in Yokohama after one of the passengers tested positive for the coronavirus.As of Thursday, 218 people on board the Diamond Princess have tested positive for the virus, AFP reported.Some 78 Indonesian citizens were among crew members of the quarantined cruise ship. The Foreign Ministry said they were all in good condition as of Wednesday. (gis)Topics : State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo II) will start screening every vessel and ship from China seeking to dock in Indonesia’s ports, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, from spreading in the archipelago.”As the gates of entry for cargo and humans, of course we have to employ preventive measures [at seaports] to prevent the coronavirus from entering Indonesia,” Pelindo II president director Elvyn G. Masassya said as quoted by Antara.Citing new standard operating procedures, Elvyn said Pelindo II and port health office personnel would check every vessel from China and screen the crew members on board while the ship was still on the waters, or before it sought to dock at the country’s ports.last_img read more

Warehouse removing R18 games, DVDs

first_imgNZ City 24 November 2014The Warehouse group stores won’t sell any R18 games and DVDs in future, saying it wants to promote family values.Chief executive Mark Powell says the decision was made to remove such games and DVDs from its 92 Warehouse and 77 Noel Leeming stores after controversy surrounding the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, in which players can have sex with a prostitute and then beat them up.He said it was driven by feedback from customers and the community, and its guiding principles, which include making New Zealand a better place to live.“This feedback has formed part of what has been an ongoing internal review, to ensure that the products we range reflect our brand values of family, children, and community,” he said.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie welcomed the decision and called on other retailers to do the same.“It is completely unrealistic to believe that young people will not be influenced in their attitudes and behaviours by constant exposure to this type of gaming and DVD material,” he said.“So-called ‘entertainment’ and freedom of expression should never be at the expense of the safety of our community, appropriate emotional and moral development of our children, and promoting acceptable attitudes towards women, violence and law enforcement.”,nrhlThe Warehouse pulls R18 titles 3 News 24 November 2014 The Warehouse group stores won’t sell any R18 games and DVDs in future, saying it wants to promote family values.Chief executive Mark Powell says the decision was made to remove such games and DVDs from its 92 Warehouse and 77 Noel Leeming stores after controversy surrounding the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, in which players can have sex with a prostitute and then beat them up.He said it was driven by feedback from customers and the community, and its guiding principles, which include making New Zealand a better place to live. read more

‘I died inside’: Woman holds back tears in abortion law submission

first_imgNewsHub 29 October 2019Family First Comment: “My baby did not have the ability to speak for his or her right to keep living. In turn, I lost my voice too… I became very depressed, anxious, timid, traumatised.”A woman held back tears while submitting on proposed abortion law changes, urging MPs to ensure pregnant women have access to all the information they need.Liri Kazazi told the Abortion Legislation Committee she was 17 years old when she had an abortion at a clinic in Wellington in 1981 – and regrets it to this day.“I did not know what abortion would be like – how easy it would be to get, how devastating it would be,” she told the committee. “When my baby died, I died inside too.”Kazazi said she did not receive enough information to make an informed decision when she went to the abortion clinic as a teenager and is urging the committee to impose a mandatory counselling and stand-down period.“I believe that the first step a woman makes to reach out for some help… there needs to be some good support right at the get-go and that there be good consultation… and that be away from the abortion clinic.”Kazazi said her child would be 38 today, and she often wonders what he or she would be like as a person.READ MORE: read more

MerryMart receives IPO Notice of Approval from PSE

first_imgMerryMart will be ready to secure more superior prime locations around the country, and attract more good talents to join its team after the ECQ is lifted as there may be a lot of good prime sites to be available nationwide.  The pricing is up to P1 per share and price will be set by May 22, 2020. The IPO listing is slated on June 15, 2020.  Once MerryMart is listed, it is expected to be the second listed retail company that has pure non-discretionary retail in its portfolio. MerryMart Consumer Corp. do not have any exposure in the discretionary retail businesses such as the modern department stores, which are closed and do not generate revenues during the ECQ.  “We are confident that the MerryMart IPO will provide both the retail and institutional investors an opportunity to be able to invest and spread their portfolio in a resilient sector and also enable them to invest at an early stage of MerryMart’s planned hyper growth in the coming years,” said MerryMart chairman Edgar Injap Sia II MerryMart’s vision is to reach P120 billion in system-wide revenues and 1,200 branches by 2030./PN MerryMart Consumer Corp. will proceed with its IPO since MerryMart is in the COVID-19 pandemic resilient non-discretionary basic essential retail category. center_img “Just like Mang Inasal and DoubleDragon, our team and myself will pour in the passion, determination, focus and hard work towards the goal of MerryMart another company that will grow rapidly and eventually become strong, durable and relevant for many generations,” added Sia. MerryMart Group currently operates seven branches. MerryMart has several branches that are ready to open soon a few weeks after the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is lifted, and will keep its target to open the 100th MerryMart branch on or before December 2021 next year.  MerryMart intends to focus only on non-discretionary essential segment, because the discretionary side of retail is expected to be soft moving forward, and higher value and non-essential discretionary retail is also shifting to the foreign owned e-commerce channels.  THE PHILIPPINE Stock Exchange on May 6, 2020 released the Notice of Approval for the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of MerryMart Consumer Corp.last_img read more

Purslow expects Suarez to stay

first_imgFormer Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow thinks Luis Suarez’s 10-game ban for biting was “very harsh”, but he has no doubt that the forward will remain at Anfield this summer. He added: “A player commits an offence, you discipline him, and then the authorities might discipline him. That is the issue. “What has that got to do with whether Luis Suarez should be playing from Liverpool or not? “He is easily the most effective and important player in the team. He is enormously valuable. “What would a commercial enterprise get from getting rid of their most important player, probably at a discounted price, because of a disciplinary problem? No football club in the world would do that.” Although Suarez’s bite on Ivanovic, which came on the meeting between the two sides on April 21, sparked major criticism of the player, many were not expecting the FA’s punishment to be so tough. “I thought it was a very harsh ban,” Purslow added. “It was probably more than most of us expected, but that should not diminish in any way the seriousness of the offence. It was a terrible incident, a very unusual, graphic, and unappetising incident.” The Football Association handed down a hefty 10-game suspension on Suarez after it found the Uruguayan guilty of violent conduct following his bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The suspension, one of the largest meted out by the FA, came 16 months after Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. Given that Suarez thought he should be suspended for just three games for the biting incident, many had speculated that the 26-year-old would take the news badly and push for a summer move away from Anfield. But Purslow said: “I don’t understand the link between a disciplinary issue and whether a player should be at the club or not.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Luna joins Verona on loan

first_imgAston Villa have allowed Antonio Luna to join Italian Serie A side Hellas Verona on a season-long loan. Press Association The 23-year-old Spaniard was signed by Villa last summer for £2million from Sevilla, going on to make 18 appearances in all competitions. The last of those appearances, however, came in mid-January as Luna fell out of favour under Lambert, with the Scot now allowing the full-back to move on. last_img

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RCB vs CSK highlights: Bangalore beat Chennai by one run despite MS Dhoni 84*

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:07 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set for another IPL game as Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore host Chennai Super Kings in Bengaluru. The toss is scheduled to happen in 60 minutes from now and team winning the toss will look to have bowl first and restrict this opposition for a low score. However, we will find out what the toss-winning captain actually do!  New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Parthiv Patel smashed an aggressive fifty and a cameo from Moeen Ali helped Virat Kohli’s team reach 161/7 at the end of 20 overs. In response, Chennai Super Kings lost wickets at regular intervals but it needed something special from MS Dhoni. The Chennai Super Kings skipper blasted 84 runs and kept the match interestingly poised. The final over was spectacular with Dhoni blasting 4,6,6,2,6 against Umesh Yadav to boil the equation down to two off one ball. However, Dhoni missed a slower ball and Shardul Thakur was run-out as Royal Challengers Bangalore won by one run. The win ended Chennai Super Kings’ seven-match winning streak against Kohli’s side and it was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first win against Chennai Super Kings since 2014. (SCORECARD)00:01 hrs IST: Unbelievable! Simply unbelievable! MS Dhoni has shown he is a frak. He blasts 4,6,6,2,6 and boils the equation down in the final over to 2 off one ball bowled by Umesh Yadav. However, on the last ball, Dhoni missed and tried to sneak a bye as Chennai Super Kings looked to take it to the super over but Shardul Thakur was run-out and Chennai Super Kings lost by one run. This is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first win against Chennai Super Kings since 2014.23:48 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo falls and Chennai Super Kings need 26 off the last over. Even for Dhoni’s brilliance at the death, it is too far one feels.23:41 hrs IST: MS Dhoni reaches 4000 runs as captain in IPL and he brings up his fifty by blasting Steyn into the stands at deep midwicket. Chennai Super Kings are hanging in there but only just.23:35 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja sacrifices his wicket as he is run-out. Superb bowling from Navdeep Saini and Chennai Super Kings ned 49 off 18 balls.23:30 hrs IST: MS Dhoni breaks the shackles and spoils Yuzvendra Chahal’s figures by blasting a six straight down the ground. Chennai Super Kings need 57 off 24 balls. 23:18 hrs IST: Rayudu falls as Chahal strikes again. The task has become even more difficult for Chennai Super Kings now. Dhoni and Jadeja have to get going now as there are only six overs remaining.23:11 hrs IST: The partnership between Rayudu and Dhoni has reached 50 and Rayudu hammers a six off Umesh Yadav. Chennai Super Kings are still in the hunt as the Hyderabad right-hander hits another boundary but the asking rate is still over 10.23:02 hrs IST: Dhoni comes down the track and blasts a six off Marcus Stoinis as Chennai Super Kings need less than 100.22:59 hrs IST: At the half-way stage, Chennai Super Kings’ required rate has jumped to over 10. Royal Challengers Bangalore are still in this but they have power players in Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja at the bottom.22:46 hrs IST: MS Dhoni gets going with a couple of boundaries and Chennai Super Kings are staying afloat in the contest.22:34 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav mistimes the lofted shot off Umesh Yadav and Kohli takes the catch at mid off. Chennai Super Kings stumble even further. 22:31 hrs IST: Kohli loses a review as Jadhav looks to tickle it to fine leg but the ball misses the bat and the glove. Royal Challengers Bangalore have been dominant in the powerplay. Chennai Super Kings face an uphill task.22:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Faf du Plessis falls and Chennai Super Kings are in real trouble now. Short ball from Umesh Yadav and it climbs up as Faf top-edges the pull shot and is caught by AB de Villiers. 22:13 hrs IST: Brilliant from Saini as he troubles Ambati Rayudu with 150 kmph away swingers. This Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling line-up looks deadly now.22:09 hrs IST: Brilliant from the Steyn-gun. He gets Shane Watson with an away-swinger and then yorks Suresh Raina for a golden duck by knocking back the off stump.21:49 hrs IST: Moeen Ali’s cameo has helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 161/7. However, one feels that this is a slightly sub-par total as the pitch is superb to bat on. Can the bowlers step up and defend this total?21:40 hrs IST: Moeen Ali digs out a yorker and Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 150. Can they finish on a high and get to 170 or more?21:35 hrs IST: Two overs remain. Chennai Super Kings have bowled well so far. Can Royal Challengers Bangalore cross 160 and come closer to 170? That will be a good total on this wicket.21:30 hrs IST: Superb catch by Faf du Plessis and Dhruv Shorey, the substitute. Stoinis mistimed a lofted shot to long on and Faf du Plessis runs to his right close to the boundary, takes the catch but the momentum takes him over the ropes, he flicks the ball back and Shorey backs up well. 21:25 hrs IST: Parthiv clubs a slower ball but he finds the fielder at cover. Can Moeen Ali pull off another sensational innings like the one he did against Kolkata Knight Riders?21:10 hrs IST: Parthiv nears his fifty as he clobbers Bravo past extra cover for a boundary. Stoinis’ promotion is surprising considering how well Moeen Ali did in his previous match.21:02 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel blasts a googly off Tahir to the deep midwicket stand but Akshdeep Nath falls to Jadeja as he miscues a lofted shot to long off.20:53 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings are pulling things back as the current run-rate slips to 7.4. 20:47 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel is making good progress but Chennai Super Kings are slowly building the pressure. The next phase could be crucial in the team reaching a score close to 190.20:38 hrs IST: Jadeja gets the massive wicket of AB de Villiers. Once again, he falls to a left-arm spinner. Full ball and de Villiers miscues the lofted shot and is caught by Faf near the rope at long off.20:34 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis nearly pulls off a stunner as de Villiers whacks a full ball to extra cover. The ball is behind du Plessis as he looks to take a leaping, one-handed catch. Parthiv then  hits another six and de Villiers blasts two boundaries as Royal Challengers Bangalore end the powerplay in style.  20:29 hrs IST: De Villiers blasts a six off Shardul Thakur but the bowler comes back in style. Chennai Super Kings are bowling the right channels to the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen.20:24 hrs IST: AB de Villiers begins in style by hammering a boundary to long on while Parthiv Patel blasts a six to rouse the crowd at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.20:16 hrs IST: Virat Kohli begins steadily with two boundaries but Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are  employing a wide off stump line. However, Kohli falls for the bait and chases a wide outswinger from Deepak Chahar and the edge is taken by Dhoni. Superb tactics from Dhoni, shows what a brilliant mind he has got.19:43 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. AB de Villiers is back and so is Dwayne Bravo for both the sides. Here are the playing XIsChennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran TahirRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Akshdeep Nath, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav19:32 hrs IST: AB de Villiers is expected to come back but with the arrival of Dale Steyn, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking a strong unit. However, can they overcome their bogey against Chennai Super Kings?19:25 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the Kaveri Derby Part 2. In the first part, a drab track in Chepauk saw Royal Challengers Bangalore fold for 70 and Chennai Super Kings registering a comfortable win. Now, the action shifts to the other side of the Kaveri at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. MS Dhoni is probably back and he will lead Chennai Super Kings. A win for CSK will seal their entry into the knockouts while a loss for Kohli’s side virtually ends their chances of entering the play-offs. last_img read more

Five runners for O’Brien in Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

first_imgThis season’s Newmarket 1,000 Guineas-winning rider Wayne Lordan will take the mount on Royal Ascot fourth Taj Mahal.John Gosden’s Epsom third-place finisher Cracksman has the assistance of Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen, deputising for the injured Frankie Dettori. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has five runners in this evening’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh – including Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles.O’Brien’s top jockey Ryan Moore has opted to take the mount of the favourite.Seamie Heffernan, successful in the race for O’Brien on Soldier Of Fortune and Frozen Fire, continues his association with Capri, who finished sixth at Epsom. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES (AP) —- A new report says farm bankruptcies have risen in Iowa.The American Farm Bureau Federation shows Chapter 12 bankruptcies rose 24% nationwide over the previous year. The report covers the 12 months ending Sept. 30. The report cited severe weather and trade disputes among the problems faced by farmers.There were 24 farm bankruptcies in Iowa over those 12 months — a year-over-year increase of 10.The highest number of farm bankruptcies was in Wisconsin, with 48. Nebraska tied for second with Georgia and Kansas with 37.The report cites U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that farms will bring in $88 billion in 2019 — 29% below the record set in 2013.last_img