COVID-19: N. Sulawesi endorses hand sanitizer homemade from local alcoholic beverage

first_imgAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country, people in Manado, North Sulawesi have started to buy a local alcoholic beverage called Cap Tikus (Mouse Brand) – not to drink, but to make homemade hand sanitizer.Because of shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy governor of North Sulawesi, Steven Kandouw called for hand sanitizer to be homemade using Cap Tikus, which has an alcohol content of 50 percent, as the main ingredient.In addition, as many as 900 liters of Cap Tikus made by micro, small and medium enterprises in Tareran, South Minahasa was purchased by North Sulawesi’s COVID-19 task force to be processed into hand sanitizer, which is to be freely distributed to the public. Cap Tikus is a traditional fermented beverage originally from Minahasa that is distilled from the naturally alcoholic sap of sugar palms. The local alcoholic beverage has long been a favorite among North Sulawesi residents.As reported by tribunnews, some residents have been experimenting by mixing some of the Cap Tikus with fragrant oils to be made into a solution that is believed to have similar chemical content as hand sanitizer.”The 600-milliliter Cap Tikus is usually priced at Rp 20,000 [US$1.25], but now it is priced at Rp 50,000 as people are buying it for hand sanitizer,” said Robby, the Cap Tikus salesman from Tamaluntung village, North Minahasa, North Sulawesi on Thursday.He added that he was overwhelmed by the increasing demand for the beverage in the past three days. While the brand offers drinks with varying levels of alcohol content – from 30 to 50 percent – Robby said that most people came to buy the ones with the highest level.Engelbert Hart, another Cap Tikus seller, said that recently he could sell up to 30 bottles of Cap Tikus a day, up from the usual 10 to 20 bottles.”I am happy that more people come to buy, but I am also anxious about whether they bring the coronavirus with them or not,” said the man who has been selling the beverage for 30 years.On Thursday morning, the North Sulawesi COVID-19 task force reported that six North Sulawesi residents were under monitoring for COVID-19. Indonesia has reported 227 confirmed cases nationwide.(trn)Topics :last_img read more

PLSA: UK pension funds see asset management-executive pay link

first_imgThe PLSA said the survey also found concerns regarding the capacity of asset managers to fulfil their stewardship responsibilities.It said 35% of respondents indicated they were dissatisfied with their asset manager’s approach to executive pay.The association said 60% of respondents indicated high levels of pay in the asset management industry were a problem.The PLSA said the report’s analysis of remuneration-related shareholder votes at company AGMs found that “overall levels of dissent did not change dramatically in 2016”.Luke Hildyard, the PLSA’s policy lead for stewardship and corporate governance, said it would update its guidelines to encourage its members and their asset managers “to take a tougher line on the re-election of company directors responsible for executive pay practices”.The PLSA’s report comes two days after the UK government launched a consultation on corporate governance at UK companies, including proposals on the subject of executive pay. The UK’s Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) believes a survey of its members shows there is “a strong sense” that high levels of pay at asset managers are preventing them from “properly” holding companies to account over pay practices.Releasing its 2016 AGM season report, which focuses on executive pay, the association said 87% of pension funds responding to its survey believe executive pay is too high.Of those, 63% think executive pay is generally too high, according to the PLSA, while 37% believe it is too high in cases of poor performance.The pay gap between executives and their workforce was identified as a problem by 85% of respondents.last_img read more

Boone’s 50th anniversary special event combines with Prelude to Sept. 4-9 IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – As its name would imply, Boone Speedway’s 50th anniversary event will serve as a Prelude to the World’s Largest Dirt Track Event.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods fill the card at the Saturday, Sept. 2 Prelude, giving early arrivals for the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s another night on Iowa’s Action Track.The Modified feature will be a qualifying event for next fall’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The complete purse, as well as race night schedule, are to be announced.“Boone’s 50th anniversary event was originally scheduled in March but was rained out. They had considered rescheduling mid-season but decided the prelude would be a better time,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “There are always a lot of drivers who get to Boone before Labor Day and this will be a good event between weekly racing and Super Nationals.”Regardless of when they get to Boone, drivers and fans will be greeted by a familiar schedule at the 35th annual Super Nationals.Southern SportMods headline the Labor Day show, which also sees qualifying begin for Hobby Socks and Northern SportMods. The complete Sport Compact program is on Tuesday, Sept. 5.Modified and Stock Car qualifying starts Wednesday, Sept. 6 while the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models tops the Thursday, Sept. 7 program.The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational is Friday, Sept. 8. Main events and races of champions for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks bring the week to a close on Saturday, Sept. 9.“The main thing happening now at Boone is physical expansion of the speedway. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone who attends and create an enjoyable experience to complement what we know will be great racing,” Root said. “The weather is always the wild card. If that cooperates, Super Nationals will be a great experience.”Along with new grandstand seating pitside, Boone has seen recent expansion to both pit and fan parking areas.“Businesses and residents of Boone have been very gracious as Super Nationals has grown,” acknowledged Root. “We are very appreciative.”Entry forms for Super Nationals are now posted on both the IMCA ( and track ( websites. Pit stall applications are also posted on both sites. Entry fees, if paid before Aug. 25, are $40 for Modifieds, $50 for Late Models, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods, and $15 for Sport Compacts.Super Nationals competitors can also pre-enter by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201.Both the Prelude and Super Nationals will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more

Expensive Banana Art Basel Eaten by “Hungry Artist”

first_imgSomebody ate a banana that sold for six figures at Art Basel in Miami over the weekend.Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a banana to the wall at an art exhibition in Miami Beach and called it “Comedian.”It sold for $120-thousand bucks to a French art collector.On Saturday, a New York artist walked up to the art installation and ate the banana.Performance artist David Datuna named his stunt, “Hungry Artist.”He slipped away before security could arrive. The museum’s director said the banana will be replaced.last_img read more

GCB/DMLAS/MoE/NSSCL : St Cuthbert’s Mission Secondary continue winning streak

first_imgST CUTHBERT’S Mission Secondary continued their winning streak when they defeated the East Bank Demerara Zone champions Diamond Secondary, to secure the Upper Demerara/East Bank District title in the GCB/National Secondary Schools Cricket League.Playing at the Bayroc ground in Upper Demerara, St Cuthbert’s Mission bowlers once again went about their task in an assertive and professional manner, unsettling their opponents for 111 in 19.4 overs.Romario Persaud and Joel Craig, scored 19 runs apiece. Bowling for St Cuthbert’s Mission, Zak Ferreira grabbed 4-28, Mark Clenkian 2-22, and Paul Henry 2-10.St Cuthbert’s Mission struggled in reply, reaching their target with two wickets to spare off 19.4 overs. Zak Ferreira, turned in a good all-round performance by hitting 32 which included four fours and a six while Elroy Dundas made 24.Bowling for Diamond Secondary Joel Craig managed to grab the best bowling figures for his team, 4-25, while Mavindra Dindyal took 3-23.St Cuthbert’s Mission will now face the winner of the West Demerara District on February 24 at the Meten-meer-Zorg ground on the West Coast Demerara.Saraswat Secondary and West Demerara Secondary will clash on February 21 at the Meten-meer-Zorg ground to battle for the West Demerara District Trophy and for a place to meet St Cuthbert’s Mission Secondary.On Monday, Chase Academy will meet Charlestown Secondary to determine the Georgetown District champions.Mahaicony/East Coast District champions, Mahaicony Secondary, and IBE will play on February 21 to determine the Mahaicony/East Coast District winners.The match between East Bank Essequibo Zone champions, Parika/Salem and Leguan Secondary, who were scheduled to play yesterday in Leguan, was washed out without a ball being bowled.The match is rescheduled to February 22.last_img read more

Veteran Bolt eyeing winning farewell in Monaco

first_imgMONTE-CARLO, Monaco (CMC) – Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is confident he can brush off his early-season malaise and shine at the final Diamond League meet of his career in Monaco here tomorrow.Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, the 30-year-old said he was slowly working his way into shape but would not be intimidated by his opposition as he continued his build-up to the London World Championships next month.“I’m feeling good, the season started off slow for me. I had a setback after my friend Germaine (Mason) passed away,” Bolt said in reference to the Jamaica-born British high jumper who died in a motorcycle crash in Jamaica last April.“I’ve been a little behind schedule, but I am training well. I’m feeling much better over the past couple of days because I went to see my doctor in Germany; I’ve been training good, so that’s a good sign.”Bolt will enter the World Championships with question marks over his form after battling injury and poor times that have seen him fail to break the 10-second barrier in two races this year.Tomorrow, he will run the 100m in Monaco and all eyes will be on the Jamaican to gauge his form.He will be up against South African Akani Simbine and American Chris Belcher – two of the fastest men in the world this year.Bolt also confirmed he would sign off on his glittering career at the World Championships with the 100 metres and 4x100m relay but would not compete in the half lap.He will be the main attraction at the August 4-13 showpiece at the Olympic Stadium as he bids farewell to a sport he has dominated for the last decade.“My main aim is just to win. I just want to retire on a winning note,” he stressed.Bolt has traditionally raced in all three sprints, sweeping the marquee events at the last three Olympiads and four World Championships – barring in Daegu when he was disqualified in the 100 metres for a false start.The 100m final is scheduled for the second day at the Olympic final while the sprint relay final comes off a week later on the penultimate day of the event.last_img read more

Panel discusses women’s experiences

first_imgBrown said she and her friends saw a woman at a market in Cairo wearing long shorts with her head uncovered being chased by men who were trying to grab her. Shresthova said that when volunteers and workers complete projects in developing countries, they must consider the local culture and speak with the people they are aiming to help. For one project in Nepal, she said they built water taps in villages so that women didn’t have to walk for hours to get water; however, the women were not happy.  At the event, Sarah Fisher, a graduate student studying public administration, asked how to approach women’s issues differently in someone’s home country versus a country with different customs and cultures.  The panel started off with each speaker introducing herself and telling stories about some of their trips and projects abroad. Shresthova said that when she was a dancer in India, her landlord scolded her when a male teacher drove her home from a performance during the day. The landlord told her that she caused problems by bringing men back to the house. Shresthova said her landlord made assumptions about her because she is half Nepalese. “That moment kind of drove back home to me how the layers work in different ways, and there’s yet another layer to peel back around assumptions [of] women’s roles,” Shresthova said. “It also was a moment where I was like … I’m going to stand up [for myself] here.”  Shresthova said that while she understands the importance of being culturally sensitive, she confronted her landlord and moved out that day because she didn’t want to support the landlord’s prejudiced beliefs, even if they were ingrained in his culture.  Brown said traveling to various countries that oppress women means having to take certain precautions to avoid being sexualized and abused. She said that in Egypt because of negative stereotypes toward Western women, she was instructed to wear a wedding ring and dress conservatively. Otherwise, she was told she would be “inviting men to touch [her].”  “When all the male experts left, and I was just chatting with them, they were like, ‘Actually, that time to walk was the time we had to hang out with each other and to speak,’” she said. “So something that would seem like a straightforward technological improvement to their lives was actually disrupting their female community.”  “I think it is irresponsible to some degree to not be engaged with your local community and to be engaged with these issues just internationally,” Carr said. “Though I think that obviously you should and can be doing both, but it is a good reminder for me that it’s not always productive for me as a Western woman to go into these other [countries] and be like, ‘This government, how could they do this?’” “How do you go into a refugee camp where someone has to get a pass to even be able to leave the immediate vicinity without risk of being jailed … how do you go in and then talk to them about gender mainstreaming and empowerment and agency?” Brown said.  (From left to right) Sangita Shresthova, Isabella Carr and Sara Brown discussed global women’s issues at the International Women’s Seminar Monday. (Julia Rosher/Daily Trojan) “[They] were not comfortable, it felt like they weren’t allowed to speak of it, a lot of it because they work in a small community and everyone would know,” Carr said. “Shame was something that came out a lot.”  She said it was difficult to teach ideas of gender equality and independence at a refugee camp where people must follow a strict schedule and rules to get food or leave the premises.  Panelists at the Price Women and Allies’ International Women’s Seminar discussed global issues women have continued to face domestically and abroad Monday at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The panel featured Sara Brown, a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation; Sangita Shresthova, director of research of the Civic Imagination Project@CivicPaths at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; and Isabella Carr, assistant director of the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. PWA member Tanya Shah moderated the discussion. The panelists also discussed the main differences they noticed between America and the various countries where they visited and worked. Brown said she realized on a trip to a refugee camp in Tanzania that she has acted with a large amount of privilege and agency compared to women in other parts of the world.  Carr said it’s important to focus on solving local issues rather than criticizing international practices.  “At the time, I wanted to balk and say, ‘Well, I’ll do whatever I want,’ but at the same time, I was very mindful of the fact that the advice I was being given was advice from an informed source trying to protect me,” Brown said.   Carr said that women in America, especially after  #MeToo, are more open to sharing stories of sexual abuse than women in countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina. She said many of the Bosnian women refused to talk about the forcible rapes they endured for years while in captivity.last_img read more

Tipp players on mark in All Stars match

first_imgMichael Quinlivan (2-2), Conor Sweeney (2-1) and Peter Acheson (1-2) were all on the mark in the 14-11 to 10-11 win achieved by the Liam Kearns-managed team in the exhibition match, which was played in Abu Dhabi.The Premier County’s Robbie Kiely also featured in the 2016 line-up.last_img

Trio of appointments to bring added strength to the TIU

first_imgShare Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has announced a strengthening of its investigative, intelligence and educational capabilities, with the addition of a new trio of staff members.Responsible for enforcing the zero tolerance policy on betting related corruption encapsulating all professional tennis on a worldwide basis, the TIU states that the fresh appointments add greater depth, expertise and capability to the unit.The first new recruit is Karen Risby who joins as an investigator following a 20-year career as a detective, with a number of high profile deployments under her belt including with the Special Branch and Anti-Terrorist Units.After culminating work as an Ethics and Compliance Manager with the Police, Risby went onto the US based Supreme Group, becoming responsible for carrying out integrity training and investigations associated with military operations in Africa and the Middle East.Next is Steven Downes who has been recruited as an Intelligence Analyst, placing an increased focus on the use of intelligence in combating corruption within the sport of tennis.Become the fourth member of the TIU’s Information and Intelligence team, it’s detailed that the fluent Spanish speaker brings a wealth of experience gained across numerous police intelligence roles in London.Third and finally is Richard Sackey-Addo, who joined the Education and Training team in January as an Education Coordinator.Sackey-Addo, a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) accredited coach and Spanish speaker, holds an MSc in Sports Performance, as well as being a former University Tennis Coordinator with Tennis Foundation, and part of the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Coach Education Department in Valencia, Spain.The TIU also details that it received a total of 38 match alerts for the first quarter of 2018, January to March inclusive, through its confidential Memorandums of Understanding with gambling regulators and leading betting organisations.That is roughly in line with previous figures from the same period, with 2017 showing 30 alerts, 2016 producing 48 and 2015 bringing 32. Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more

Scientific Games appoints James Sottile as global legal lead

first_img Nasdaq-listed industry technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of James Sottile to the leadership position of Group Chief Legal Officer & Executive VP.Sottile will take charge of SGC’s group-wide legal entities from 4 September, joining the Nasdaq enterprise from US law firm Jones Day, where he most recently served as Senior Partner (2016-2018)A 30-year US commercial law veteran, Sottile has represented a number of multinational businesses in contractual disputes, high-value litigations and legal planning.Confirming the appointment of Sottile, Scientific Games Group CEO Barry Cottle said, “Jim brings more than 30 years of experience working across multiple industries. He is an accomplished legal strategist and litigator, as well as an experienced leader. I look forward to working with him, as he guides our world-class legal organization to support our strategic objectives and positively impact our business results. He is a terrific addition to our executive team. David Smail will be staying on in an advisory role through the end of the year.”Sottile has been named a notable practitioner by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2005 and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011.“I am excited by the opportunity to lead Scientific Games’ global legal organization and work with Barry and his leadership team to ensure the Company continues its global leadership in Gaming and Lottery and is successful in its efforts to drive innovation and benefit all key stakeholders. My passion is leading winning teams, and I am thrilled to lead and advance the success of Scientific Games’ great legal team,” stated James Sottile on joining SGC’s executive team. Scientific Games records $198m loss as COVID swamps casino and lottery performance July 24, 2020 Share Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020last_img read more