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first_imgSamsung, the world’s top smartphone maker, remains optimistic that its newly launched Galaxy S20 will receive a good response from Indonesian consumers although fears of the COVID-19 outbreak could discourage people from going to shopping malls to buy the new handset.Samsung Electronic Indonesia’s marketing head Denny Galant said in Jakarta on Wednesday that the sales in Indonesia would be high as usual despite the plunging initial sales of the Galaxy S20 in Korea. “Our S20 pre-order numbers surpassed the S10 pre-orders during its launching year in February, last year. Based on that figure, we believe that demand in Indonesia will remain high,” he said while declining to elaborate on the numbers. Samsung sold an estimated 70,800 units of the Galaxy S20 in Korea on Thursday (Feb. 27), far lower than 140,000 units of the Galaxy S10 series sold on the first day of sales last year, The Korea Herald reported.A Korean telecom company official blamed the COVID-19 outbreak for the sales slump, which reduced the number of consumers visiting brick-and-mortar stores.In addition, Indonesia’s smartphone sales volumes also reported single-digit negative growth in 2019, following a global trend of a 2 percent decline in smartphone demand, market researcher Growth from Knowledge (GfK) stated on Wednesday.Denny assured that the coronavirus outbreak has not disrupted Galaxy S20’s stock supply to Indonesia, despite the recent shutdown of Samsung’s factory in South Korea.As of Monday, Samsung’s smartphone plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang province, in South Korea had to shut down twice as four of its employees tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Korea Herald. The Gumi plant produces Samsung’s flagship smartphones including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip.“The supply for our flagship smartphone in Indonesia remains secure despite the virus outbreak,” Denny said.Samsung maintained its domination of the flagship smartphone market in Indonesia with a 67 percent market share in 2019, according to Samsung. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

first_img“Our goals include reducing daily case counts, increasing the number of recoveries, as well as reducing the number of fatalities,” Wiku said in a statement.He added that Jokowi expected the aforementioned goals to be achieved within the next two weeks.To arrive at that point, he said the government had devised a strategy that entailed – among other things – synchronizing regional databases with the central government’s statistics for a swifter decision-making process.“So the mitigation [efforts] are more region-specific,” Wiku said, while calling on all regional heads to coordinate with the central government to ensure that the COVID-19 emergency remained under control. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed several of his Cabinet members and agency heads to directly supervise the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic mitigation efforts in regions considered to be the country’s primary coronavirus hot spots.National COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said in a press conference on Tuesday that Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Doni Monardo were among those tasked with the job.The government is focused on flattening the COVID-10 infection curve in nine provinces with the highest transmission rates in the country: Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatra, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Papua and Bali. Data from the Health Ministry show an upward trend in COVID-19 cases over the past week, he said. As of Tuesday, the number of active cases has increased 24.4 percent, while the number of fatalities has also increased 4 percent.However, he said the government had also recorded a 14 percent increase in the number of recovered patients across the country.Wiku also urged districts and subdistricts to immediately impose micro-scale social restrictions (PSBM).Such measures, he said, could help break the infection chain and therefore stem the spread of the disease to other areas.“The ‘high-priority’ provinces are expected to be able to keep the situation under control by cooperating with local authorities, including the National Police and the Indonesian Military,” Wiku added.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgArsenal cleared to re-sign Dani Ceballos by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Apr 2020 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.2kShares Comment Arsenal could look to re-sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have been given hope of re-signing Dani Ceballos after Zinedine Zidane reportedly decided he would not feature in his plans at Real Madrid for next season.Ceballos, who was loaned to the Gunners last summer, had recovered from injury to work his way back into Mikel Arteta’s plans before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.The global health crisis means the 2019-20 campaign may well run over to the summer and Ceballos, who was due to return to Madrid in July, wants to see out the entire season at the Emirates.Arsenal were resigned to the fact that Ceballos would not be returning to north London once the season finished, with the Spaniard desperate to break into the first-team at the Bernabeu.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the Daily Star say Zidane has put Ceballos on a list of 12 players who will be surplus to requirements next season.It is claimed that Real Madrid are currently looking to loan the 23-year-old out again, which has opened the door for Arteta and Arsenal.But Spanish clubs Valencia and Real Betis are also in contact with Real Madrid over a loan deal for Ceballos. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Discussing his future this week, Ceballos said: ‘I finish my contract on June 30. I would have to play for Arsenal, I don’t know how [it would work].‘The relationship of the future would be irresponsible for me to speak about. The most important thing will be to be important for my new team.‘I came to Arsenal to be important and in less than a month it has disappeared [because of coronavirus].’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMORE: Bacary Sagna takes fresh dig at Arsenal chiefs and stands by ‘circus’ claimMORE: Arsenal hero Ian Wright reveals he ‘genuinely hated’ Man United legend Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPeter Tros, sustainable investment analyst at ING Netherlands, added that investors sometimes needed a little push towards a sustainable choice.“Faced with a choice between a regular fund and a sustainable alternative, 81% picked the sustainable one, but after answering a series of questions about ESG, this percentage increased to 90%.”Tros also noted that just one in seven investors knew about the concept of impact investment, while three-quarters had never heard of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.“The Dutch indicated that they rate issues such as access to clean drinking water and proper education as very important, but they often don’t know how to factor them in to their investment decisions,” he said.IPE will be publishing an in-depth report into the latest ESG-related trends and ideas in the November issue of the magazine. Almost three quarters of Dutch investors are prepared to miss out on part of potential investment returns in order to support ESG considerations, a survey has suggested.The survey of more than 1,100 people – carried out by DirectResearch and commissioned by ING and NN Investment Partners – found that almost one in five would accept a 4% lower return if their investments benefited the environment and society.The research bureau concluded that the findings provided new proof that sustainable investing was developing rapidly from a niche market to mainstream, “as only a few years ago surveys suggested that Dutch investors were hardly interested in sustainability criteria”.“There is increasing evidence that sustainable investing doesn’t come at the expense of returns, and could even generate better results,” commented Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, chief investment officer at NN IP.last_img read more

first_imgIn order to enable self-employed accruing a pension at a mandatory sector scheme, the current pensions legislation needs to be adjusted.Peter Borgdorff, director of PFZW, said the scheme is discussing the necessary changes with the ministries of social affairs and finance.He said he had high hopes that the healthcare scheme can carry out the pilot, which is scheduled to start in 2021.The pensions agreement between the government and the social partners includes the intention to create options for “adequate” pensions saving for the self-employed.According to Borgdorff, social affairs’ minister Wouter Koolmees was pleased with the initiative. Dutch healthcare pension fund PFZW said it is developing a pilot to enable self-employed workers in the cultural sector to voluntarily join mandatory industry-wide pension schemes, in order to accrue a regular second-pillar pension.It announced that the initiative had been taken at the request of workers and employers in the cultural sector – where incomes often fluctuate – and that the social partners were involved in the project.The principle is that both the worker and the client pay a 6% pensions contribution to the invoiced amount on a 50/50 basis.At year-end, the pensions contribution is to be converted into pension rights at PFZW.last_img read more

first_img Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValuePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Dystopian Movie Worlds You’d Never Want To Live In6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes Brendan Rodgers’s men are third on the Premier League table; their best position since winning the English top-flight in 2016 and currently eight points above third-placed Chelsea. Ndidi, who has been a key figure in the success, has urged the Foxes to give their best against the Blues while hoping his side can benefit immensely from playing at King powe Stadium.“We’ve worked really hard to be where we are and the work is paying off,” Ndidi was quoted as saying to CITY Matchday Magazine.“We don’t feel happy to just stay there though; we can’t relax because there are still so many points to get. We’ll keep working hard and taking each game as it comes.Read Also: Victor Moses: Proud To Make My Inter Debut“It will be a difficult game for us, because they have good players and are a big team. But it’s about us. We’re at home so we have to do our best with the fans behind us.“We have to take each game as it comes and try to take the points when we can. Setting a target and working towards it goes hand in hand though.“The manager has made it easy for us. We work for the points and the points will take us to the target. We keep it simple.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is counting on fans’ support to see off Chelsea when both sides clash in Saturday’s Premier League showdown.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBy Scott Owen SHAWANO, WiS. (June 21) – Jerry Wilinski won his second IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature of the season Saturday at Shawano Speedway.Sophomore speedster Chad Olson grabbed the lead on lap one, then held off charges by veterans Eddie Muenster and Wilinski.Wilinski, who started ninth, made his pass for the lead on lap 12. Wilinski led to the end while Olson, Muenster, Marcus Yarie, Cody Hudson, and Mark Weisnicht waged a great battle for the next five spots on the track.At the end it was Wilinski, Muenster, Yarie, Hudson, Weisnicht, and Olson making up the top six in a race that ran green to checkered. Travis VanStraten won his second straight race and took home $700 after winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature after post-race disqualification of the apparent winner. Brandon Nygaard led the first two laps of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature before Jordan Bartz took the lead away on lap three. It would be all Bartz for the rest of the race. Joey Taycher tried to track her down but Bartz was uncatchable. It was the first win of the year for the second generation racer.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Edo 2020: PDP alleges move to replace election results in Edo North Niger temporarily lifts ban on closure of state roads to articulated vehicles Edo 2020: PDP alleges harassment of its governors in hotel, tells IG to vacate officers The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Anthony Ogbizi, to, with immediate effect, take over investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a player of Remo Stars Football Club, Tiamiyu Kazeem, in Sagamu, Ogun State on February 22, 2020. The IGP gave the order on Monday while reviewing daily reports of major crime incidents across the country, a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, said. The statement added that Adamu, ​while commiserating with the family and friends of the deceased, called for calm and assured that justice will be done in the matter. He vowed that any person found culpable will be brought to book. Reports had it that the SARS operative pushed Kazeem out of a moving vehicle. An oncoming vehicle then crushed him to death. The policeman has since been apprehended by the Zone 2 Police Command, which covers Lagos and Ogun States. The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Command, Ahmed Iliyasu, ordered the arrest of the policeman. The Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Command, DSP Hauwa Idris-Adamu, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos. Iliyasu ordered the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Kenneth Ebrimson, to conduct full scale investigation into the case.Tags: Ahmed IliyasuAnthony OgbiziFrank MbaKenneth EbrimsonMohammed AdamuRemo Stars Football ClubTiamiyu KazeemZone 2 Police Commandlast_img read more

first_img Press Association The top of the table Foxes go to Klopp’s Liverpool on Boxing Day and Ranieri admitted he wanted to learn from his new Barclays Premier League rival. He said: “They were in La Manga in Spain, I went there. I had my Greece player there (Sokratis Papastathopoulos) I called him and asked if Klopp would agree. “I watched Pep Guardiola, I watched Bayer Leverkusen l ast winter, I was in Germany three times. “I have a lot of spirit for this, for this reason, it’s a great experience, I want to see and I want to learn. “The football is always the same, but if you have an open mind you take. Dortmund were in a bad position but it was unbelievable as they played so well. ‘They created five or six chances but didn’t score. “For me it’s not important what a manager is doing in a little period, it’s about the big period.” Ranieri’s reputation took a battering after he lost four and drew one of his five games as Greece boss but the 64-year-old is not bothered by his past despite restoring his reputation at the King Power Stadium. He added: “For me my reputation is not important, I know I’m an honest man, I am not ‘good after I was not good’. It’s the right balance. I love my job, I have so much passion. “Look, in my career – what was important was just four matches (with Greece), what I did before those four matches with Greece was nothing! “After that it was ‘Ranieri is no good… go home’. I was sacked. But then another coach arrived and he was worse and another arrived, he was worse.” The Leicester boss visited Borussia Dortmund’s training camp earlier this year following his sacking from the Greece national team last November. Klopp had taken his side to La Manga for a winter break and Ranieri went to watch the German work. Claudio Ranieri has revealed Jurgen Klopp helped him recover from his Greek tragedy. last_img read more

first_img Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island volleyball team has been longing to open a match like this.Even throughout a season that’s seen MDI improve leaps and bounds from where it was a year ago, there’s still been one thing in particular that’s been a worry for the Trojans: slow starts. Closing out the first half of the regular season with a pivotal Class B clash, MDI wanted to reverse that trend — and did.MDI rode a fast start Thursday to a 3-0 victory over Ellsworth in Bar Harbor. The Trojans, who had early-match struggles in prior games against Calais, Cape Elizabeth and Westbrook, stormed to a 25-8 win in the first set before winning the second 25-16 and holding off the Eagles 25-23 to claim the third.“The key for us was that good start to this one because, earlier in the year, we didn’t do that in some of our matches,” MDI head coach Corey Papadopoli said. “It was important for us to seize momentum in this one early.”MDI’s Kylie Higgins attacks as Ellsworth’s Samantha Simmons goes for a block during the first set of a high school volleyball match Sept. 26 in Bar Harbor. Higgins had five aces, one kill and three digs for the Trojans in the win. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAfter MDI and Ellsworth each won two of the first four points to begin the first set, the Trojans (4-3) scored eight straight points to take a 10-2 lead. MDI continued to control the set the rest of the way to claim a 17-point victory.MDI outpaced Ellsworth in the second set to pull within one game of victory before the Eagles (1-4) dug in their heels to take a 12-8 lead in the third set. Yet the Trojans fought back to tie the game at 12 and ultimately held off the visitors’ late rally just enough to earn a two-point win.“We started really well, but we knew Ellsworth was going to fight back and make us work for it,” MDI senior Kate Hoff said. “We just had to keep up our energy, and it was all about perseverance for us.”Ruby Brown, Kylie Higgins and Molly Ritter had five aces each to lead a balanced effort for MDI with Brown adding three kills and one dig, Higgins adding one kill and three digs and Ritter recording six digs. Ella Hubbard (10 assists and four aces) and Jocelyn Boudreau (three digs and 12 kills) led the way for Ellsworth.The win gave the Trojans a 4-3 record at the season’s midway point. After winning just two games in 2018, an MDI team with more experience this time around is in position to return to the playoffs after missing out last year.“Last year, we were kind of starting over,” said Papadopoli, who began his second stint as head coach a season ago after taking a year off in 2017. “This year, we have a group of talented, committed girls back, and we’re taking that step forward.”Ellsworth fell to 1-4 on the season with the loss. Although the Eagles, who have also had trouble with rough starts to matches this year, improved from their first-set defeat, MDI was able to ride its early momentum to hold off the visitors later in the match.Ellsworth’s Taylor Clark (left) goes for a hit as MDI’s Addie Boyce gets set to defend during the third set of a high school volleyball match Sept. 25 in Bar Harbor. MDI won the third set 25-23 to close out the victory. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“Our biggest challenge is getting on top and taking control immediately in the first game,” Ellsworth head coach Jamie Calandro said. “We’ve come out of the gate slow and slowly, slowly reacted to shake off the mistakes and build on the offense we’ve always practiced.”With Ellsworth High School’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium undergoing renovations, the Eagles have yet to play at home in 2019. This battle with the Trojans was one of three scheduled home matches thus far to either be moved to a different location or postponed to a later date.“It’s been a real tough stretch with four road games in five days and without being able to play or even practice at our own gym,” Calandro said. “You have to try your best not to dwell on the things your mind can dwell on with how hard it is to travel the entire month of September.”Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against Brewer at 6 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 3. The Eagles will play their first home match against Washington Academy at 11:30 a.m. next Saturday, Oct. 5.MDI will be back in action when it hosts Greely (1-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The Trojans will play on the road against Nokomis at 5:30 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 4, and will host Gardiner at 12:30 p.m. the following day.“We’re hyped and motivated right now,” Hoff said. “We have a great coach and a great group of girls, and a win like this is really going to get us going.”center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more