Scoreboard roundup — 1/10/19

first_img Written by January 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/10/19 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMiami 115, Boston 99Denver 121, L.A. Clippers 1002OT San Antonio 154, Oklahoma City 147Sacramento 112, Detroit 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOT Columbus 4, Nashville 3NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 3Washington 4, Boston 2Toronto 4, New Jersey 2Philadelphia 2, Dallas 1Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 1St. Louis 4, Montreal 1Minnesota 3, Winnipeg 2SO Edmonton 4, Florida 3OT Arizona 4, Vancouver 3San Jose 3, Vegas 2Ottawa 4, L.A. Kings 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(2) Michigan 79, Illinois 69(5) Gonzaga 67, Pacific 36Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

LSL blames 25% reduction in turnover on Covid, branch cull and fees ban

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » LSL blames 25% reduction in turnover on Covid, branch cull and fees ban previous nextCOVID-19 newsLSL blames 25% reduction in turnover on Covid, branch cull and fees banResults from the company for the first six months of the year reveal dramatically reduced turnover but modest increases in profits.Nigel Lewis5th August 202001,199 Views Turnover at LSL, the parent company of Your Move and Reeds Rains, nosedived by 25% to £114.9 million during the first six months of the year, caused almost entirely by a significant drop in sales at its estate agency division.LSL has pinned this dramatic reduction in turnover on its closure of 164 branches last year, the tenants fees ban and the effects of the Covid lockdown.The company has also revealed that it furloughed 3,300 staff in total at a cost to HM Treasury of £13.8 million, although only 500 staff remain within the scheme.LSL’s other business performance indicators for the period are encouraging, given the financial ravages of the lockdown.From January until 30th June it made an underlying operating profit of £12.5 million, although after the costs of Covid (£2.8 million) and other exceptions costs, operating profit was £3.6 million.Profits at its estate agency division increased by £100,000 to £4.1 million.Looking to the future, LSL says trading conditions are ‘extremely encouraging’ and that the Stamp Duty holiday for homes sold under £500,000 is expected to provider further support to the housing market.“I am pleased to confirm that LSL has performed extremely well, during a period of unprecedented uncertainty and disruption,” says LSL Group Chairman Simon Embley (left).“After a strong first quarter, we reacted decisively to the emergence of the Covid-19 virus, managing our operations and cash position to secure the position of the Group, even in the event of the lockdown continuing throughout the year.“This same agility served us well as restrictions eased, as we rebuilt our capability quickly to trade strongly throughout June.”Industry analysisAnthony Codling, CEO of Twindig, says: “LSL is not out of the woods yet; around 15% of staff remain on furlough and wisely the Group is not willing to provide full-year guidance due to the high level of uncertainty, the Group’s Balance Sheet is not as strong as some of its peers but given the circumstances, LSL appears to be in good health.”covid LSL Reeds Rains simon embley Your Move August 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Summary of Education Losses at End of 2016 Session

first_imgPosition Paper: Summary of Education Losses at End of 2016 SessionBy Ann Ennis, Republican Candidate for State Rep. District 64The Legislative Agenda published by the Indiana House Republicans in January 2016 stated they will “Support Educators and Students; Goal: Attract and Retain the Best Teachers and Streamline Testing.”During this last two weeks of session, representatives and senators in the General Assembly went to worrisome lengths to push through a bill that expands taxpayer vouchers to experimental start-up schools, and further isolates and frustrates teachers. This was a rapid, re-named and covert 180-degree turn from its January Agenda.As a Republican who supports local control, fiscal responsibility and open admission to K-12 education for all, I was dumbstruck.Senate Bill 334, a voucher expansion bill originated with a plea by a charter school to allow mid-year voucher access for dropouts. A noble reason. But as the bill evolved, the high school drop-out directive disappeared. SB334 became a general expansion of vouchers for primarily middle income families who wish to transfer mid-year. Year-round voucher access creates headaches for private and parochial schools, as well as takes money from public schools. Our parochial schools do not have staff to manage the accounting required for reporting on flexed year-round vouchers. They will probably wind up paying more money to voucher administration corporations: that it not helping education. According to ICPE, the money in play is estimated to be $2.1 million. The voucher administrating corporations may get a large cut of that.When SB334 became threatened by voter outcry and fiscal conservatives throughout the state, leadership rolled it quietly (over a weekend) into HB 1005.HB 1005 passed. Teachers are angry about the way extra-curricular stipend pay will be allotted in the core of this bill. But now, also, vouchers are expanded at the request of experimental start-up schools, with the hidden SB334.Going into an election it is unwise to look anti-teacher, but HB 1005, with SB 334 inside it, are anti-teacher.The current representation of Republicans in Senate and House has stepped into every K-12 classroom from Reitz to St. Wendel, from Princeton to Joshua Academy to the point that master teachers and new teachers are resigning in droves. Few college students are lining up to replace them. HB 1005 does not help.The ISTEP crisis and the transition to tougher standards deserved the full attention of our General Assembly in 2016. But instead of following its own Legislative Agenda, the incumbents waged and won another covert battle to expand vouchers benefiting voucher administration corporations, and at the cost of teacher and student morale.Now watch as more tax money goes to fund year-round advertising and marketing by voucher administrators and with it by our public schools. Why? Because Indianapolis has created an unending tug of war among schools to find the best students – and in doing so we are leaving the most in need and disabled along the wayside.FOOTNOTE:  this letter was posted without opinion, bias or editing.FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS“posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for State Representative District 77 who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band Scorch “Elizabeth Reed” With Luther Dickinson

first_imgBack in the Allman Brothers Band days, guitarist Derek Trucks was playing “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” on a regular basis. While that band no longer tours, Trucks found himself in familiar territory when Tedeschi Trucks Band busted out their rendition of the ABB classic at The Beacon Theatre last night.The band is now four shows deep into their six-night Beacon residency, and the special moments are quite plentiful. Tedeschi Trucks brought out Luther Dickinson for an extended sit-in during last night’s show, and the guitarist made his way through “Get Out Of My Life Woman,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “I Got A Feelin” with the band. Finally, they let loose on this extended version of the Allmans classic, which was captured by Marc Millman in the video below.The show also featured a sit-in from opener Jorma Kaukonen, who accompanied the band on their two-song encore of “Rollin’ And Tumblin’” and “Let’s Go Get Stoned.” Check out the video below, courtesy of Sean Roche. A full gallery of images can be seen below, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY – 10/5/16Set: Anyhow, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Until You Remember, Crying Over You, Right On Time, Wade In The Water, Bound For Glory, How Blue Can You Get, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, I Got A Feelin’, In Memory Of Elizabeth ReedEncore: Rollin’ And Tumblin’, Let’s Go Get Stoned Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Join Harvard on the Move

first_imgHarvard University announced today (Jan. 20) that it will launch a running and walking program designed to build community and fitness among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and neighbors in Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding area. The program will include weekly runs and walks organized by the University that are open to all Harvard and local community members.Sponsored by Harvard President Drew Faust, the initiative, called “Harvard on the Move,” will kick off Wednesday (Jan. 26) at 4 p.m. with a panel discussion at Sanders Theatre featuring national experts on running, fitness, and well-being who are part of the Harvard community. The participants include Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology and department chair of Human Evolutionary Biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard; John J. Ratey, associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and Christopher McDougall, Harvard College alumnus and author of the bestselling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.”“Harvard on the Move offers a unique opportunity for Harvard’s many constituencies to come together outside the classroom and lecture halls,” said Faust, who plans to participate in the program’s inaugural walk on Feb. 1. “Whether you are a dedicated runner or a busy student or staff member determined to get in shape for the spring, I encourage you to come out, challenge yourself, and meet your colleagues for conversation and fitness.”Studies have documented that vigorous walking and running, the oldest and most natural forms of exercise, can help people have longer and healthier lives, both physically and psychologically. Benefits include boosting cognition and improving mood, in addition to maintaining a healthy weight.“Our society faces a growing health crisis,” said Lieberman. “Humans evolved to exercise vigorously almost every day, but recent technologies are changing our world so rapidly that the majority of us do not exercise enough.”The new initiative also aims to enhance education and research on health and physiology. Coordinated through Harvard’s Center for Wellness, the training program will include weekly runs and walks along the Charles River, as well as free training sessions led by a coach and periodic instructional clinics on how to avoid injury and maintain endurance.The first community walk will take place Tuesday (Feb. 1) at noon, leaving from the John Harvard Statue in Harvard Yard. Successive walks are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, and weekly runs are scheduled for Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 10 a.m.In addition to the weekly runs and walks, Harvard on the Move will host a series of lectures led by Harvard faculty and staff throughout the spring on topics such as nutrition, physiology, and the evolution of human exercise. Harvard on the Move also will maintain a list of local and University-sponsored races for participants to join if they are looking for additional challenges and goal setting.“As we get older, the physical-education dimension of our childhood and adolescence can get lost in the shuffle,” said Alexios Monopolis, the Harvard on the Move program manager and coach and a resident tutor in Kirkland House. “Our goal is to capture the sense of eagerness, exhilaration, and adventure we felt as kids during recess, as we take a break from our normal routines and actively spend time outdoors, interacting with members of our vibrant community with whom we may not have other opportunities to engage.”An informational fair and book signing by the three panelists will follow the panel discussion. The Jan. 26 event is free and open to the Harvard community and the public. Request a ticket.last_img read more

Hard work pays off as medical students get to Match Day

first_img“Fortune favors the prepared mind.”It’s a saying that is commonly attributed to Louis Pasteur, but it’s actually a simplified translation of what the famed scientist originally said in an 1854 lecture.Nevertheless, the adage held true for the more than 150 Harvard Medical School (HMS) students who learned on Match Day 2017 where they will spend the next three to seven years of their training.The students have been preparing for Match Day for four years — or longer, for those who took extra time to do a research year, obtain another graduate degree or add other pursuits to their M.D. training.Over the years they have studied, acquired skills, worked with patients, rotated through specialties and prepared their residency applications.After opening the envelope that reveals her assigned residency, Samia Osman smiles when Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is listed. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“For me, Match Day is the culmination of all these four years. We’ve done so much work, had so many struggles, so many exciting times,” said Andrew Taliaferro, a William Bosworth Castle Society student, as he waited to pick up his Match envelope. “Finally we get to find out where we are going.”Taliaferro participated in what is called a “couples match,” which allows students to request to be matched together. He applied for the couples match with Francis Weld Peabody Society student Amy Le, who said that the pair was open to going anywhere and that no matter where they end up they are just “happy that we will be together.”For some students, the anticipation was almost too much.“About 15 minutes ago, when I was still at home, I almost passed out,” said Castle Society student Grace Chao. “I hope someone will catch me,” she said, anticipating what she would feel like when she opened her envelope.Constructing careers“Congratulations to everyone,” said Fidencio Saldaña, HMS dean for students.  “As soon as Carla rings the bell, everyone go to your societies to get your matches,” he said. Traditionally, all medical students across the U.S. learn of their matches at the same moment — when the clock strikes noon.When Carla Fujimoto, assistant director of student affairs, rang the bell, the Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC) atrium erupted in cheers of joy.“We can’t wait to see what lies ahead for her,” said Maybell Campbell, a parent who attended the TMEC celebration with her husband, Ewen, to see where their daughter, Castle Society student Kirsti Campbell, matched.Campbell matched at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in internal medicine.Stephanie Lin (left) and Jessica Tsao congratulate each other on Match Day at Harvard Medical School. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“We are just very, very proud of her,” Campbell’s parents said.Of the HMS Class of 2017, 161 matched to training programs: five in family medicine, 43 in internal medicine, 13 in pediatrics, and eight in obstetrics/gynecology. Five students will pursue nonclinical training.While it is difficult to predict which students will eventually go into primary care versus specialty care, it is possible to extrapolate from the training categories that approximately 39 percent of the students applied in specialties related to primary care.To read the full story, visit the HMS website.last_img read more

‘No one saw this coming’: Saint Mary’s students studying abroad in Rome prepare to return to the U.S. as coronavirus spreads throughout Italy

first_imgCourtesy of Cait Prestage Saint Mary’s sophomore Emma Berges boards a flight back to Rome to collect her belongings before evacuating with the majority of students studying abroad.Making emergency travel plans was especially difficult, Prestage said.“Trying to work that out is hard, especially when you’re seven hours away from your family, or the people who are supposed to be helping you,” Prestage said.In the days before Saturday’s announcement, Saint Mary’s officials told students they were safe to remain in Italy, Gibson said. At the same time, Notre Dame students also studying in Rome were having regular meetings in their villa, discussing the possible consequences if the travel advisories were to escalate.“We were out with Notre Dame people and they were telling us that if [the warning] hit Level 3, then they were going home,” Gibson said. “We knew that if they were going home, we would be going home.”Saint Mary’s students were soon alerted of their immediate departure, following the heightened safety risks.“Saturday morning, we all woke up to the email saying we need to basically needed to pack our bags and have a flight booked, but they didn’t tell us what we needed to leave by,” Gibson said.Students were told to leave Italy by midnight on Tuesday and were instructed to complete a three-step check-in during the return process.The students said they were frustrated by the lack of clarity from the College, which lead to widespread confusion. Following a week of assurances, the sudden influx of emails from the administration Saturday was overwhelming, Floerchinger said.“I personally felt a little frustrated at the beginning of this whole frenzy because I was like, ‘What’s going to happen to us, what’s going on?’” she said. “We weren’t getting full transparency.”However, Prestage said she and other students appreciate the support they have received from College administrators, particularly Jennifer Zachman, the faculty coordinator of study abroad programs.“I know she’s heartbroken and I know her email must be blowing up,” she said. “No one can prepare for a pandemic, right? No one can prepare. No one saw this coming.”Floerchinger, Gibson and Prestage plan to fly out of Rome on Monday morning. Upon returning to the U.S., they will be screened and submitted to up to 14 days of quarantine at home, with limited contact with family members and pets.“We’ve all been super confused what the quarantine means,” Prestage said.These students will complete their John Cabot courses online and are to remain mostly isolated for about two weeks.“I think that’s the hardest part for me is like, my sister is at school, my brother works full time and my parents work full time,” Gibson said. “I’m going to be in my house alone for two weeks just sitting there. It’s going to drive me crazy.”Waiting to learn if they have contracted any forms of coronavirus is in itself daunting as well, Gibson said.“I think we’re all kind of anxious about like what the future holds,” she said.Interim vice president for student affairs Linda Timm said the College made the decision to bring the students back to the U.S. with their safety as their highest priority.“Saint Mary’s officials made the difficult decision on Friday evening to bring all students home from Rome for the remainder of the semester,” Timm said. “The Center for Disease Control and the State Department have raised the advisory against non-essential travel for Italy to Warning Level 3 due to the widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus.”The College has created a webpage with emergency information, travel advisories and other resources for students currently abroad and those returning to the U.S.While the remaining Saint Mary’s study abroad programs are not impacted at this time, Timm said, the College is closely monitoring the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department and will “follow their guidelines regarding international travel.”“We understand this is a very disappointing situation for students and parents but please know that we have all students’ best interests at heart and, more than anything, desire for their health and safety,” Timm said. “This health threat is having wide-sweeping impacts, and we are so very sorry that it has affected our students in this way.”Junior Zoe Ricker has decided to remain in Rome, through an “opt out” option offered by the College. This process required students to request a waiver, which was to be signed and scanned to the administration by 5 p.m. EST the same day the email was sent out.Ricker criticized the College for not deciding to call students home earlier in the week.Jennifer Zachman, the faculty coordinator of study abroad programs, told students that the administration had first met to discuss the status of coronavirus in Italy on Wednesday, Ricker said.“The way the situation was handled overall was messy, and the drawn-out decision-making stressed out most girls to the point that despite the option to opt-out, they have chosen to leave anyways,” she said. “The timing of school wide emails at 6 a.m. our time was ridiculous and could have been avoided by making a decision Wednesday when the administration first met.”John Cabot University is currently prepping students for midterms, and Ricker said the timing of the announcement made students so distressed that many decided to comply with the orders to leave Rome simply to avoid further trouble.“Overall, it felt like things could have been handled better, but I suppose there is no great way to do that in an emergency and with such a great time difference,” Ricker said. “And of course, I am now content with my signed and dated waiver to opt-out.”Ricker will be joined by another Saint Mary’s student who also intends to stay at John Cabot.“I think both of us feel more comfortable continuing with our studies as we have been [at John Cabot], and not worrying about whatever online courses are being concocted,” she said. “With the time difference, I doubt anything would be live or interactive, and I feel that that is necessary to my way of learning.”Despite more and more American universities calling for the return of their students studying in Italy, Ricker said most locals feel “no sense of urgency.”“My professors are unfazed and JCU and Saint Mary’s both continue to send out fairly general instructions to wash our hands and really just to use common sense,” she said. “I am only as scared as I am any flu season and will just be extra careful because of my location. Later, since now I know I can stay, I will be heading to the local grocery to get more hand sanitizer to keep around and hopefully some disinfectant wipes, but other than that, I am more concerned about my midterms and homework.”As an institution, the College does not support programs that are located in regions declared Level 3 or higher, Timm said, which is why students have been asked to return to the U.S.“This is an ever-changing situation, and we do not know if the risks will become greater if a student chooses to stay,” she said. “If a student chooses to remain and not return home at this time, they are required to sign an opt-out waiver. By signing the waiver, the student is assuming all responsibilities and risks for remaining in Italy.”Before leaving Italy on Monday, Floerchinger, Gibson and Prestage said they would each throw one last coin into the Trevi Fountain, and wish for safe travels home and good health for all students.“This last night is going to be the best last night we can possibly hope for, given the circumstances,” Gibson said.Tags: CDC, coronavirus, Jennifer Zachman, John Cabot University, Level 3, Rome, Saint Mary’s study abroad, study abroad, WHO Courtesy of Cait Prestage The Roman Forum appeared empty Sunday in wake of Italy’s coronavirus epidemic.Walking the streets of the Rome, sophomore Cait Prestage noted how empty the city felt.“It doesn’t feel right. We were all saying it feels like the apocalypse.” Prestage said. “And no one wants to get too close to each other to breathe when you’re out in public. You hear one person cough and everyone stares.”Trastevere, a neighborhood on the west bank of the Tiber known for its artisan shops and restaurants, is particularly quiet, Prestage said. Only a few people sat in La Tavernetta 29 da Tony, or Tony’s — a favorite dinner location for Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame students studying abroad in Rome.Many people in Rome wear masks as a preventative measure, Prestage said, even though the World Health Organization only instructs those who are sick or in direct contact with someone who is sick to wear masks.Just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Saint Mary’s announced that the 33 students studying at John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome would be immediately pulled from their study abroad semester and sent home. This decision follows the continued spread of coronavirus throughout regions of Europe, including parts of Italy.Sophomores Grace Floerchinger and Josie Gibson had been with Prestage in Rome for about seven weeks before the announcement was made.Prestage was traveling in Switzerland with a friend when she first learned that she and the other Saint Mary’s students would be heading back to the U.S.“I was visiting Switzerland with my friend Emma, and we were actually going in a big group to Switzerland originally, but then people ended up canceling their flights when everything started getting a little bit crazy,” she said. “We found out while we were in Switzerland, and it was just like a whirlwind of like, ‘Can we go back and get our stuff? Do we need to go back and get our stuff? Should we just go home from here?’” The Roman Forum sat empty under a clouded gray sky Sunday morning, the few visitors passing beneath the ancient stone arches wearing face masks. The Colosseum, one of the most visited monuments in Italy, was similarly vacant.Students from Saint Mary’s made their last rounds through their favorite historical spots in Rome Sunday, preparing to cut their semester abroad short.last_img read more

GLC launches on-demand audio conferencing

first_imgGLC Communications, a Fayston based telecommunications service provider company is now offering is external) on-demand audio conferencing is external) enables businesses to more efficiently control a reservationless audio conference via the web.ConferLynx delivers real-time caller-ID, outbound calling, attendee muting, and sub-conferences.The GLC Communications system utilizes the world market leader audio conferencing bridge from Spectel. Most of the moderator conference controls available from the web interface are duplicated using telephone keys. After each conference call an email is sent to the account owner. Complete call records are updated every 20 minutesfor management reports. Conference pin codes may be changed via the ConferLynx site. Clients may also choose to receive conference calling cards. In addition to credit card invoicing, monthly Ebill format is available.GLC Communications had been providing equipment based conferencing and telecommunications solutions in Vermont and throughout the country for five years.For more information about Conferlynx, promotional rates and agent opportunity log on to is external) or call Greg Carr at (802)496-9802.last_img read more

COVID-19: Greater Bandung regional leaders to jointly seek approval for PSBB

first_imgIf the PSBB request for the Greater Bandung area was approved by the end of this week, the implementation would start on April 22, Ridwan said.“[The implementation] will be based on the same pattern and strategy as that in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi,” Ridwan said.Ridwan also instructed the regional heads in Greater Bandung to prepare a social safety net to address the social and economic impacts resulting from the restrictions.West Java COVID-19 task force secretary Daud Achmad said Greater Bandung needed to implement the mobility restrictions because the area had confirmed a high number of COVID-19 cases, second only to Greater Jakarta. The heads of five regions of Greater Bandung, West Java, have agreed to Governor Ridwan Kamil’s plan to jointly request the Health Ministry’s approval for imposing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) this week.Home to a combined population of around 8.6 million people, the five regions – Bandung city, Bandung regency, West Bandung regency, Cimahi city and Sumedang regency – seek to enforce the same measures as those to be imposed in Jakarta’s satellite cities in West Java starting Wednesday.“We agreed to send the PSBB request to the Health Ministry by Thursday,” Ridwan said during a coordination meeting with the regional heads through a video conference on Tuesday. “Greater Bandung is the [main] epicenter of the coronavirus after Greater Jakarta,” Daud said.Separately, Bandung COVID-19 task force head Ema Sumarna said she had been finalizing data on potential recipients of social aid in Bandung city.“We are cleaning up the data so that it is right on target. We are also calculating our financial capabilities,” Ema said.The Bandung city administration has allocated Rp 298 billion (US$19 million) for COVID-19 countermeasures, Rp 218 billion of which are allocated for social safety, Rp 75 billion for health care and Rp 5 billion for the task force’s operational activities.Ema said Bandung was currently home to 137,000 poor households, but the PSBB measures would likely cause nearly 20,000 more households to fall into poverty.Under the social safety net, each eligible family is projected to receive Rp 500,000 per month for the next three months.Ema said the city administration had been looking for ways to enhance its social aid programs, as tax revenue from various sectors had declined drastically.“Taxes from the hospitality sector are near zero, and those from the restaurant business decreased quite dramatically. Entertainment activities are no longer contributing, as they are prohibited,” Ema said, adding that the income from land and buildings as well as parking had also been affected. After Jakarta, West Java is the province hit hardest by COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the Health Ministry recorded 559 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province, with 52 deaths. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Nigel Winterburn urges Mikel Arteta to keep Arsenal defender Rob Holding this summer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Aug 2020 6:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Nigel Winterburn urges Mikel Arteta to keep Arsenal defender Rob Holding this summer Advertisement Arteta has some tough decisions to make this summer (Picture: Getty Images)‘I think there’ll be more than one of them going, because Arsenal have got a host of centre-halves and it may come down to which players are going to be limited in appearances going forward,’ Winterburn told‘Age may come in to it too – all of those players will be looking at the situation and wondering how often they’re going to be playing and what their chances of being a first choice are.‘And if not, are they happy to sit on the bench and wait for opportunities? The one player out of the four that I think might be worth holding on to is Rob Holding.‘Up until his injury I would have said he was Arsenal’s most consistent defender, but he’s struggled to get back to full fitness and get that consistency back.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I don’t know whether there’s a slight doubt that he’s going to ever get that consistency back, but before his injury he’s the one centre-half I felt was able to offer that.‘So it would be a bit of a surprise if Holding was to leave, but then you have to consider Arsenal’s financial situation.‘They might feel as though he’s the one they might be able to get the most money for, so in terms of the club trying to balance the books it might be a good option for them to sell.‘But with the amount of games Arsenal are going to be playing next season it makes sense to retain at least two of them.’MORE: Gabriel’s agent reveals Lille star turned down bigger offers to join ArsenalMORE: Why William Saliba rejected Manchester United to join ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Holding hasn’t been the same since his serious knee injury (Picture: Getty Images)Nigel Winterburn expects multiple exits in the centre-back department this summer for Arsenal, but insists Rob Holding is the one most worth keeping.Mikel Arteta is overseeing a complete overhaul of his squad after his side finished outside of the top six for the first time in 25 years last season.Arsenal’s campaign ended on a high note with their record 14th FA Cup win over Chelsea, but there is much work to be done for the Gunners to get back to the top.The Gunners have already completed the signing of former Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer, while Lille defender Gabriel looks set to be become their second major recruit of the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe north London club have plenty of centre-backs on their books, and Gabriel would be their ninth, including Kostantinos Mavropanos, who was sent out on a season-long loan to Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Calum Chambers and Rob Holding are the names being linked with an Emirates exit, and Arsenal legend Winterburn believes that out of the four, Holding is the one that should stay. Commentlast_img read more