COVID-19: PT KAI cancels 28 Jakarta train routes

first_imgThe Jakarta Kota Station has only two trains affected, namely KA Menoreh (Semarang) and KA Kutojaya Utara YK (Yogyakarta).Besides the reduction of trips, KAI said that physical distancing measures would also be implemented on trains.“Our passenger capacity has been reduced by 70 percent,” Eva said.Passengers who have already purchased a ticket for a trip within the cancellation period will receive a full refund.“We won’t reschedule their trips. Passengers can purchase a new ticket for the next available schedule,” she said.KAI advises passengers to cancel the tickets online through the KAI Access application. Cancellations can also be done at Gambir, Pasar Senen, Jakarta Kota, Cikampek, Bekasi, Rangkasbitung, Serang and Bogor Paledang stations.As of Sunday, Indonesia has reported 1,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 675 of which are located in Jakarta. (aly)Topics : KAI closed four routes connecting Malang in East Java and Jakarta on Wednesday, as well as three connecting Surabaya in East Java and Jakarta from March 26 to 31.It has closed six additional routes connecting Jakarta and Surabaya, one route to Malang in East Java, three routes to Semarang in Central Java, one route to Tegal in Central Java, four routes to Cirebon in West Java, five routes to Bandung in West Java, six routes to Yogyakarta and two routes to Kutoarjo in Central Java.The trains affected by the policy in Gambir Station are KA Argo Wilis, KA Turangga, KA Sembrani, KA Mutiara Selatan (Surabaya), KA Malabar (Malang), KA Argo Muria (Semarang), KA Argo Cheribon (Cirebon and Tegal), KA Argo Parahyangan (Bandung) and KA Taksaka (Yogyakarta).Meanwhile, the trains affected in Pasar Senen Station are KA Gaya Baru Malam, KA Gumarang (Surabaya), KA Tawang Jaya (Semarang), KA Bogowonto, KA Gajahwong, KA Fajar Utama, KA Senja Utama (Yogyakarta) and KA Sawunggaling (Kutoarjo).  State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) has canceled 28 routes of long-distance trains departing from Gambir, Pasar Senen and Jakarta Kota stations in Jakarta in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19.Seventeen trains from Gambir Station, nine trains from Pasar Senen Station and two trains from Jakarta Kota Station will not be operating from April 1 to May 1.“This is our second cancellation for operational region [Daop] 1 Jakarta. We have enacted this policy as an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus,” KAI Daop 1 Jakarta spokesperson Eva Chairunisa said in a written statement on Sunday, adding that the policy was in accordance with the government’s appeal for the general public to stay at home.last_img read more

Iran frees American, US allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal

first_img“I just got off the phone with former American hostage Michael White, who is now in Zurich after being released from Iran. He will be on a US plane shortly, and is COMING HOME,” Trump said on Twitter.”Thank you to Iran, it shows a deal is possible!” Trump added.The Swiss Foreign Ministry confirmed it played a role in what it called “the humanitarian gesture” on White and Taheri and said it “stands ready” to help further.The negotiations to get White released followed several months of discussions with Iran, said a person familiar with the matter, speaking on condition of anonymity.Taheri’s lawyer said Taheri would visit family in Iran and seek medical treatment before returning to the United States. He has pleaded guilty to violating US sanctions, the lawyer added.Rare bright spotThe deal is a rare bright spot in an otherwise deeply frayed relationship that has grown more hostile since Trump took office in 2017.Asked whether White’s release could be an opening in terms of US-Iranian relations, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told Fox News Channel: “Hopefully so.”US-Iranian relations have been bitter since the Islamic Revolution toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran in 1979 and Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.Tensions flared after Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed US sanctions, and worsened after a Jan. 3 US drone strike in Iraq killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.Both nations have called for the release of prisoners due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Iran is one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East, while the United States has reported the world’s highest number of deaths and infections.White’s release came two days after the United States deported Sirous Asgari, an Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States despite being acquitted on charges of stealing trade secrets. Iranian media reported his arrival on Wednesday.The US State Department and Iranian officials have denied Asgari was part of a swap with White or anyone else, calling his case separate.Last December, Washington and Tehran worked on a prisoner exchange in which Iran freed US citizen Xiyue Wang, who had been held for three years on spying charges, and the United States freed Iranian Massoud Soleimani, who faced charges of violating US sanctions on Iran.  A US Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a US official said.Iran’s decision to release American Michael White and the US move to let dual citizen Majid Taheri visit Iran, both of which were confirmed by Iran’s foreign minister, appeared to be a rare instance of US-Iranian cooperation.A White House spokesman expressed hope that White’s release could lead to an opening in the bitter relationship. The two nations are at odds on a host of issues including the US decision to abandon a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program and impose crippling economic sanctions on Tehran, as well as their jockeying for influence across the Middle East.White had been released from an Iranian prison in mid-March after being sentenced in 2019 for an unspecified offense, but had remained in Iran in the custody of Switzerland, which represents US interests in Iran since the two cut diplomatic ties shortly after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution.”I’m improving. I did contract coronavirus in the Mashhad central prison prior to going out on furlough. But I’m recovering pretty decently,” White told Fox News Channel on the tarmac of Zurich airport, adding he had been “in poor shape.””I feel all right, and happy to be back,” White said, thanking President Donald Trump “for his efforts both diplomatically and otherwise, making America great again.” He also thanked the Swiss Embassy in Tehran.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Shooting at the Capital Gazette Newspaper SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff. This order is to mark respect for the victims of the attack at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.“The attack on the Capital Gazette was an attack on freedom of the press, and the victims deserve to be honored for their sacrifice in furthering the pursuit of truth under the First Amendment,” Governor Wolf said. “In recognition of these victims, their colleagues and journalists across America, I ask all Pennsylvanians to join us in this tribute.”The Commonwealth and the United States flag shall be lowered immediately, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, until sunset Tuesday, July 3, 2018, per the President’s order. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.center_img July 03, 2018last_img read more

Maersk Introduces Digital Ocean Customs Clearance

first_imgDanish shipping major Maersk has launched Customs Clearance online shipping management platform in seven European countries with an aim to provide simple and easy-to-use solutions.The platform was set up for Germany, France, Denmark, The Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom and Spain, the company said, adding that it plans to expand its offering across the world by the end of 2019.Maersk explained that international trade is subjected to diverse and wide controls and customs regulations that need to be met to ensure that traded goods are entering and exiting legally. If a delay occurs, the entire plan gets affected. A delay causes increased expenses such as storage costs, fines, and penalties, resulting in additional problems for importers and exporters.“This new one-stop-shop allows us to timely and efficiently handle export and import declarations for our customers. The solution provides downstream benefits of full governance and compliance, eliminates the need to provide a quote as pricing is displayed online, saving three to five minutes per quote,” Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk, said.“In other words, it saves our customers time, money and headaches reducing the number of intermediaries they deal with from three or four to just one as well as paperwork which subsequently reduce the time spent on transactional procedures.”Maersk has piloted its Ocean and Customs Clearance shipping management platform for almost two years in Germany.last_img read more

Real Madrid battle Barcelona, Sevilla vie for Sao Paulo star

first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Capped up to Under-23 level with Brazil, Gomes has made just 43 first-team appearances for the club but is highly thought of and has a €50m release clause in his current contract. Last October, ESPN Deportes cited reports in Globo Esporte that Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal and transfer guru Andre Cury had travelled to Brazil to evaluate the potential of signing future stars.It was said that they held talks with former Blaugrana full-back Dani Alves along with Juanfran, formerly of Atletico Madrid, who are both currently at the Brazilian side.Read Also: Barcelona agree to offload Firpo in the summerGomes was mentioned as one of the three Sao Paulo players that the Catalan club had an eye on, along with Igor Liziero (a 21-year-old midfielder) and teenage forward Antony.A number of leading talents in the Brazilian top-flight have been transferred to Spain in recent years including Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Reinier Jesus, Renan Lodi and Arthur Melo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla are all tracking 21-year-old Sao Paulo midfielder Igor Gomes, according to a report in Diario AS.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Lois Janet Placke, age 91

first_imgLois Janet Placke, age 91 of Batesville Indiana passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Aspen Place Health Care in Greensburg, IN.    Born on March 23, 1925 in Guilford, IN she was the daughter of Moray and Laura (Lange) Darling.Lois Janet Placke, age 91 of Batesville Indiana passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Aspen Place Health Care in Greensburg, IN.    Born on March 23, 1925 in Guilford, IN she was the daughter of Moray and Laura (Lange) Darling.  70 years ago, on March 30, 1946 Lois married Irvin L. Placke in Newport, KY.  The 1942 Guilford High School graduate was a longtime employee of Nolte’s Drug Store as a store clerk.  Lois was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Huntersville where she was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the Church Women’s Guild.  Lois was a great cook.  Her specialties included, applesauce, apple pie and mashed potatoes.  She taught the whole family how to make her mashed potatoes.  Lois always had a special dish for everyone at the table.  Thanksgiving was a special time for her as well.She was meticulous about her house, as she always kept it the neatest.  Lois was also a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan, along with the whole family.  She loved all of her family, her children, grandchildren and was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma and great grandma.  In addition to her husband, Irvin, she will be truly missed by her daughter Connie Hayden (Kim) of Greensburg, IN, and son Jim Placke (Velma) of Batesville; along with four grandchildren Kurt Placke, Jamie Arkenberg, Brandon Hayden and Patrick Hayden; plus six great grandchildren Tyler Placke, Alexa Arkenberg, Austin Hayden, Alexandria Hayden, Arison Hayden and Andon Hayden.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Horace, Clyde, George, Orville, Arthur and Marion Darling and sisters Evelyn Darling, Blanche Baker, Jane Caldwell, Edith Louks and Jean Hoffmeier.Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28 from 5-8pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN.  Funeral Services, will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville, IN.  Rev. Linda and Dennis Frische-Mouri are officiating.  Burial to follow in St. John Church Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the church cemetery fund or Cancer Research c/o Meyers Funeral Home.last_img read more

Green grabs Modified gold at I-37

first_imgCheckers flew for Rick Green in Saturday’s IMCA Modified feature at I-37 Speedway. “I was kind of a sitting duck running out front. Once someone shows you the nose you think if you should be there, too,” he added. “I was still beating him on the bottom but once I moved up top the car was so much faster. That’s when I was able to get away from him.” After a couple rocky tries at starts, Green powered his way to the front on lap three, held off Dillon Tindall through the early stages and then pulled away the final half to secure the victory. Tindall ended in second and Anthony Gordon was third. By J.M. Hallas PLEASANTON, Texas (Aug. 10) – Rick Green picked another IMCA Modified win, coming from eighth starting Saturday at I-37 Speedway. “It’s a long way when you have to start back in the fourth row,” said Green. “It worked out pretty good. Once Dillon showed me the line the second time, I knew there must be something up there. That’s when I went up to the high side and the car was excellent.”last_img read more

MMH issues visitor restrictions

first_imgBatesville, IN—Margaret Mary Health is proactively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. While we still do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our service area, we always prioritize the best interests of our community. That’s why we are taking precautions and adding the following advanced visitor restrictions:Access points at the Main Campus will be restricted; patients and visitors will only be able to enter through the main lobby, ER and Women’s Imaging.No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted.The hospital will begin screening visitors for respiratory symptoms (i.e. cough, shortness of breath, fever, possible exposure).Non-essential vendors (including drug reps) will not be allowed access at any MMH facility.High school mentorship programs will be suspended for the rest of the semester.The use of the café will be limited to team members, patients and visitors of patients.The volunteer program will be temporarily suspended.All MMH-sponsored community classes and support groups will be suspended through May 1 and will be reassessed at that point in time.For the latest updates, visit us online at or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.last_img read more

The Latest: Spain not expecting soccer until late May

first_imgThe country is expected to remain under lockdown until April 26.Javier Tebas says other scenarios are also being studied. They include having the European competitions restarting only by the end of June and not conflicting with the domestic leagues.Tebas says it is very likely the league will restart with games in empty stadiums and that matches in venues with reduced capacity will also eventually be an option.The league president says it has been “impossible” to reach a deal with players on the salary reductions needed to reduce the financial impact of the crisis but he expects the majority of the clubs to reach agreements with players.___ Associated Press South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May.The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow.The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials.South Korea reported 47 new cases for the second consecutive day as infections continued to wane in the worst-hit city of Daegu. Those are the smallest daily jumps since Feb. 20. The country was reporting about 500 new cases per day in early March.But there’s still concern over infections linked to passengers arriving from overseas. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of the Spanish soccer league says he is not contemplating returning to action before the end of May. April 7, 2020 The Latest: Spain not expecting soccer until late May The KBO announced last month that it was postponing the start of its season but that it still hoped to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule. It then said it could ban spectators from games when infection risks were high.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

12th AAG: Falconets to Depart for Morocco Thursday

first_imgBut the girls failed to qualify for the 10th All-Africa Games in Maputo in 2011 before finishing in fourth place in Brazzaville, Congo four years ago.Nigeria’s first match is against South Africa at the Stade Academie Mohammed VI on Sunday at 8pm Morocco time (9pm in Nigeria).The Falconets will afterwards keep a date with Cameroon at the same venue and time on Wednesday, 21st August before rounding off their group phase campaign against Zambia at the Stade Boubker Ammar-Sale on Saturday, 24th August starting from 7pm (8pm in Nigeria).18 FALCONETS FOR RABAT 2019Udukobong Peter (Ibom Angels); Bashirat Amoo (Confluence Queens); Joy Duru (Nasarawa Amazons); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels); Gift Monday (FC Robo); Grace Igboamalu (Nasarawa Amazons); Folashade Ijamilusi (FC Robo); Dooshima Tarnum (Nasarawa Amazons); Zainab Olapade (Sunshine Queens); Esther Momoh (Confluence Queens); Akudo Ogbonna (Sunshine Queens); Catherine Kenneth (Rivers Angels); Patricia Innocent (Sunshine Queens); Christiana Obia (Osun Babes); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels); Omowunmi Oshobukola (Sunshine Queens); Precious Christopher (Confluence Queens); Rebecca Ajimuda (Edo Queens)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, that will represent Nigeria at the women’s football tournament of the 12th All-Africa Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco between 17th and 29th August, will fly out of Nigeria to Morocco today. They will battle Cameroon, South Africa and Zambia in Group B of the tournament.Host nation Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Mali and Algeria are in Group A.Nigeria’s women’s team won the gold medal at the 8th All-Africa Games that the country hosted in October 2003, repeating the feat in Algiers four years later.last_img read more