Companies launch campaigns to educate customers about COVID-19

first_imgIt is part of Tokopedia’s Peduli Sehat campaign, and also provides recommendations for “the best healthcare products”, such as masks, antiseptics, vitamins and more, on the same page.“We believe that online shopping can help curb the spread of this pandemic,” Tokopedia founder and CEO William Tanuwijaya said in a written statement.Tokopedia also urges people to maintain their health by adopting a healthy diet, getting adequate rest and exercise and maintaining their personal hygiene, Tokopedia vice president of corporate communications Nuraini Razak said on Monday.Messaging app LINE has a similar feature. At the top of users’ timeline is a tally of updates on virus cases in Indonesia with a link to further information and tips on prevention methods.As of Tuesday, more than 180,000 people had been infected worldwide, with more than 7,000 fatalities recorded. (ydp)Topics : Consumer-facing companies are helping to create nationwide awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic by launching public information campaigns.Technology companies such as Gojek have put up banners on their apps informing users about precautionary measures to educate customers and encourage the public to remain calm.The homegrown decacorn uses infographics to encourage users to wash their hands regularly, cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their upper arm when sneezing or coughing and avoid touching their face. She added that after reading through the information, she felt it would have been more helpful if the information was summed up in pointers, instead of being delivered as a narrative statement.Gina — not her real name — a 22-year-old employee of a private company in Jakarta, who has been a loyal user of the app for at least two years, agreed that the information could be presented better.“It is not that effective as Gojek users only focus on using its services, hence, they are less likely to look at the information,” she said. However, she noted that the announcement was visible, as it appeared in the “Top picks for you” section, but admitted she only skimmed through the information, as she preferred to get her information on the pandemic from official government websites. Nevertheless, she expressed appreciation for Gojek’s efforts to help educate the public about the precautions people needed to take during the COVID-19 pandemic.Gojek also features an in-app free consultation service with medical professionals, a collaboration between GoMed and healthcare platform Halodoc.A similar service is being offered by Gojek’s rival Grab. The Singapore-based company encourages its users to find out more about the disease’s symptoms and the precautionary measures that can be taken by asking doctors directly via GrabHealth, which is powered by technology-based healthcare provider Good Doctor.Indonesia had recorded 134 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, up from 117 on Sunday, with five deaths and eight recoveries. As the tally increases, more consumer-facing companies are participating in raising awareness about the pandemic.Telecommunications firm Indosat Ooredoo launched its #StayHomeStayConnected campaign on Monday. As part of the campaign, the company is providing free extra bandwidth to accommodate increased traffic amid the surge in distance working and learning.“We want to encourage people to #StayHomeStayConnected to reduce the spread of the virus by supporting their digital needs,” Indosat Ooredoo president director and chief executive officer (CEO) Ahmad Al-Neama said in a written statement, as the company seeks to support the social distancing strategy promoted by the government.Read also: COVID-19: Patchy response to President’s call to work from homeSocial distancing, which entails avoiding direct contact with people to avoid infection, is a strategy that public health officials recommend to slow the spread of the disease.Another major cellular provider, Telkomsel, also announced on its app that it would ensure all of its services would be available and operate normally despite an anticipated spike in traffic and a potential increase in data service usage.Like Gojek, the Telkomsel app also displays a banner that links users to a Halodoc consultation chat service, with a message that reads, “Remain calm, your sickness is not necessarily COVID-19”.Online marketplace Tokopedia, meanwhile, has put up a “Latest info on COVID-19” page dedicated to informing its users about COVID-19, including the latest updates, facts about the disease and the people who are vulnerable, precautionary measures and other information, all in a simple interface.center_img Gojek chief of corporate affairs Nila Marita told The Jakarta Post on Monday that the information on prevention methods “is conveyed through various communication channels by using its in-app notification feature”Homepage of Gojek app shows basic information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. (JP/est)However, Everild Agnes, a 20-year-old student who often uses the Gojek app for its GoPay, GoFood and GoRide features, told the Post on Tuesday that she was not aware of the public health announcement.“[I am] not really [aware of the announcement] because it’s not at the top of the page. You have to scroll down first,” she said.last_img read more

Several regions postpone early stages of 2020 regional elections as COVID-19 spreads

first_imgSeveral regions have postponed the preliminary stages of the 2020 regional elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Cianjur, Tasikmalaya and Pangandaran regencies will go ahead with the inauguration of voting committee members as they do not have any confirmed COVID-19 case so far. They will also start verifying independent candidates on Wednesday as scheduled.However, they are required to postpone the remaining stages.”They have been pushed back to May 29. We will continue after the central KPU decides on a new schedule in around June,” said West Java KPU chairman Rifqi Alimubarok.KPU Surakarta in Central Java has also decided to postpone the early stages of the 2020 regional elections to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.KPU Surakarta chair Nurul Sutarti said the decision was made after several meetings with the Central Java KPU and Surakarta Mayor FX Hadi “Rudy” Rudyatmo.Nurul said the new dates would be decided by the provincial and central KPU.“We have 162 voting committee members that are supposed to be inaugurated on March 22, but we have to postpone that — at least for the next 14 days,” Nurul said on Monday as quoted by Antara.In the meantime, KPU Gowa regency in South Sulawesi has also decided to postpone the stages prior to the elections, tribunnews.com reported on Sunday.KPU Gowa chair Muhtar Muis said the delay would be carried out until further notice.West Java has confirmed 59 positive cases of COVID-19, while the death toll has reached nine as of Sunday. Meanwhile, Central Java has 15 cases with three deaths and South Sulawesi has two cases with no fatalities. Topics :center_img The General Elections Commission (KPU) issued a decree on the postponement on Sunday but has not changed the date on which the elections will take place, which is Sept. 23.According to the letter, four stages of this year’s regional elections can be postponed to May, namely the inauguration of voting committee (PPS) members, the verification process for independent candidates, as well as updates on voter data and the voter list.The KPU will continue to monitor the developments of COVID-19 in Indonesia and make any changes to the election schedule accordingly.Five out of eight regions in West Java have decided to postpone the preliminary stages: Depok city, Sukabumi regency, Bandung regency, Karawang regency and Indramayu regency.last_img read more

$28m beachfront shopping spree

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Current market update02:08Gold Coast and Brisbane buyers are leading the demand for real estate on the NSW Tweed Coast, with flexible work arrangements prompting many to fast-track the move south. There’s been intense interest on Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff where almost $28 million has changed hands in the past eight weeks.LJ Hooker agent Nick Witheriff who has sold $27.9 million of real estate on Cylinder Drive since April, and just under $50 million in the Kingscliff-Casuarina area.“It’s been a busy couple of months on Cylinders Drive,” said Mr Witheriff. “Being beachfront and just south of Salt Village, it’s a convenient location. “Cylinders Drive also meets the demand for newer, high quality homes.” The fresh white kitchen inside 71 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff.Mr Witheriff said the desire for work-life balance was driving demand for Tweed Coast real estate, hastened by more flexible working arrangements. “Changes in the way people work during COVID-19 has also led to more people fast-tracking their plans to move down here and commute one or two days to the office,” he said.The demand for homes in the region is only expected to increase with the influx of medical professionals at the new Tweed Valley Hospital. “In the next 10 months we will have 1500 of the 4500 new hospital jobs, including specialist doctors and high income earners, needing to live within three kilometres of the new hospital,” he said. “We’re going to see a shift towards secondary homes selling for a premium because we only have 1250 homes here with at least 1500 new requirements.” All those beach house vibes at 9 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoA 1012sqm plot at 75 Cylinders Drive fetched $1.5 million in February, while off-market deals have also been done on vacant lots at 39 Cylinders Drive, which sold for $1.55 million, and 41 Cylinders for $1.6 5 million. “As it currently stands we’re about to put a big ‘no vacancy’ sign in front of Cylinders Drive,” Mr Witheriff said. “The only property now available for purchase is a lovely Hamptons home at 71 Cylinders Dr for $4.25m.” 23 Cylinders drive, Kingscliff sold for $3.895 million this month. Gold Coast playground is Queensland’s best parkcenter_img MORE: FaceTime buyers snap up million-dollar holiday homes Kingscliff meets The Bahamas at 23 Cylinders Drive.The deal comes off the back of several other key recent sales including 23 Cylinders Drive where a six-bedroom architecturally-designed home over two levels sold this month for $3.895 million while a five-bedroom coastal chic beach house at 9 Cylinders Drive fetched $3.75 million in May. The vacant block at 99 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff sold for $1.49m this month.The most recent sale saw a Brisbane family snap up a vacant 1024sqm block at 99 Cylinders Drive for $1.49 million — it was the last available undeveloped beachfront block in Kingscliff. “The luxury of vacant land is fast drying up so that pent up demand means people are moving quickly to secure it,” Mr Witheriff said. “Around 80 to 90 per cent of our buyers are from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, looking to become long-term owner occupiers in the area.”last_img read more

Diamond Transmission Partners gets Walney Extension link license

first_imgIn addition to being granted the 20-year license, Diamond Transmission Partners has been required to enter into a range of agreements with the generator, relevant distribution network owners and the National Electricity Transmission System Operator. UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) has granted Diamond Transmission Partners Walney Extension with the offshore transmission license for the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea. The transmission assets, which hold an asset value of GBP 447 million, include the onshore substation, export cables, and the offshore substations. In March 2019, Ofgem selected Diamond Transmission Partners Walney Extension as the preferred bidder for the offshore transmission license. Located circa 19km from the Walney Island coast in Cumbria, Walney Extension features 40 8 MW MHI Vestas and 47 7 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines which have been in full operation since September 2018.last_img read more

Tomori: Early season breakthrough crucial for self-belief

first_img “They won the Europa League the previous season so being able to come into that team and show myself, show the manager and the fans and my team-mates, show everyone that I could play at that level, was really important. Tomori made his first Chelsea start against Sheffield United in August and then scored his memorable first goal in his next outing at Wolves. read also:Tomori: Premier League a weekly mental challenge “I managed to do that in those early games and showcase what I could do and I’ve managed to carry that through. Now, it’s just about trying to maintain that level, not drop below it and keep on improving it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori, has admitted that an early first-team breakthrough set him up for this season’s personal success. Nigeria born England international Fikayo Tomori Featuring in six of the opening 10 games in 2019/20 was an important part of adjusting to the new challenge of Premier League football and feeling comfortable among elite peers and competitors. “It was just about me feeling like I belonged and that I could play at this level,” the 22-year-old told the official Chelsea website. “I had spent two-and-a-half years in the Championship and with Derby last season I managed to win Player of the Year and get to Wembley for the play-off final so I knew I’d had a good season. “I wanted to challenge myself at the next level, which was the Premier League. I wanted to do it for Chelsea, the club that I’ve been at since I was eight; a club that’s won the Champions League, the Premier League, FA Cups, everything.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

34 celebrates 50th with Blast From the Past

first_imgBy Dana RoyerWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 18) – It was a Blast from the Past at 34 Raceway Saturday night as the 3/8-mile high bank celebrating its 50th season of racing. Admission price was rolled back to 1966 to $1.50, memorabilia was on display courtesy of Billy Dusenberry and yes, even the vintage race cars took to the track.Tales from the past were shared throughout the evening by former racers and current Hall of Fame members were remembered. Even the trophies were a reminder of the first race at 34 Raceway, which was originally called 34 Raceway Park.  Fifty years later, 34 Raceway is listed in the top 10 in continuous operating tracks in the country.Race fans also dug deep as drivers went through the stands collecting money for the Cameron, Ill., families hit but a tornado last week.Chase Klenk got his first IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win in a 20-lap event that ran non-stop and featured three- and four-wide racing throughout.Klenk held off challenges from Andrew Hustead, John Brockway, Jake Wenig and Abe Huls for the win as the front five ran bumper to bumper from green to checkered.Jeff Waterman took the lead from Milo Veloz on lap 14 and stayed in front the last six circuits to earn his first local Ryner Transportation IMCA Modified win this season. Scott Hogan moved up from his 11th place start to second.Sean Wyett took the early lead and held off Jeff Mueller and Joey Gower to get his first Casebine Credit Union IMCA Northern SportMod win since the beginning of last season.More than 100 cars were on hand for the history-making night.last_img read more

McIlroy snatches remarkable win

first_img Press Association A week which began with personal heartache ended in professional triumph as Rory McIlroy came from seven shots behind to claim a remarkable victory in the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. “It’s been a great day,” said McIlroy, who had missed the cut in each of his last two appearances in the event. “Going out seven behind I did not really expect to be in this position. “Thomas was playing very well and I thought I would need something really spectacular to catch him but walking off the 11th tee I saw I was only two behind and thought I had a chance.” In the aftermath of his split from Wozniacki, McIlroy had left his phone turned off and even given away his laptop, and he added: “When I was inside the ropes it was a little bit of a release. I was on my own, doing what I do best and it gave me four or five hours of serenity or sanctuary, whatever you call it. “I can’t explain it. It’s obviously a week of mixed emotions. I am looking at the trophy saying ‘How the hell did it happen?’ I was asked in an interview how I feel and I don’t know. I feel happy that I’ve won but it’s been a weird week.” Lowry had briefly been three clear when he started the back nine with a hat-trick of birdies, but drove into trouble on the 13th and ran up a double-bogey six, while Bjorn was left to reflect on squandering a five-shot overnight lead that brought back unwanted memories of his collapse in the final round of the Open at Royal St George’s in 2003. But ultimately the week belonged to McIlroy, who kickstarted his challenge with an eagle from 15 feet on the fourth, his ball teetering on the edge of the hole for several seconds before dropping in. Two bogeys and a birdie in the next five holes took McIlroy to the turn in 34 and left him three off the pace, but the two-time major winner chipped in for birdie on the 10th and also picked up shots on the 12th, 13th, 17th and 18th to seal his first professional win on European soil. “It’s been 18 months since I won on the European Tour and to win the flagship event, I could not have asked for any more,” added McIlroy, whose seven-shot final-round comeback equalled the largest in the championship’s history and also made him the first winner from Northern Ireland. Just four days after a visibly upset McIlroy revealed he had called off his wedding to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki after the invitations had been sent out, the 25-year-old carded a closing 66 to win the European Tour’s flagship event following a dramatic final day. McIlroy only took the outright lead for the first time with a birdie on the 71st hole and made another on the last to finish 14 under par, one ahead of Ireland’s Shane Lowry, with two-time winner Luke Donald and overnight leader Thomas Bjorn a shot behind in third. “”I knew coming in here I was playing well. I struggled a little on Friday but played great over the weekend. I was a little fortunate that some of the guys ahead of me made mistakes and I took advantage of it. “My caddie JP (Fitzgerald) set me the target of 15 under today. I didn’t quite get there but 14 under was enough. I really wanted to win before going into the second major of the season (the US Open from June 12-15) and I could not have asked for a better way to prepare.” Bjorn threw the tournament wide open when he and playing partner Donald both ran up triple bogeys on the sixth, the Dane taking two shots to escape from a fairway bunker and finding more sand with his fourth shot. Donald responded with five birdies in his next 10 holes – chipping in on the 13th and 16th – but crucially failed to birdie the 17th which meant he needed an eagle on the last to tie. Bjorn also needed a three on the 18th after birdies on the 16th and 17th, but after Donald had found the water with his approach, the 43-year-old’s approach came up well short of the flag. “Obviously I would love to take that sixth hole back today, as would Thomas, but I was proud of the way I came back and fought back after that to be five under for the last 12,” Donald said. “I gave it a shot at the last but came up about a couple feet short, but I’m happy for Rory. We all know what he’s been going through and sometimes making those tough decisions maybe takes a weight off your mind in a way and he can engulf himself in the golf.” Lowry was also happy for his friend McIlroy but added: “I feel very unlucky. I know I hit a poor tee shot (on 13) but found myself in probably the only bush like that on the course and was struggling from there. “But to hole the birdie putt on the last and to finish second on my own is really nice.” last_img read more

Man angry with his stepson threatens to “shoot up” high school

first_imgAuthorities have arrested a 36-year-old man who reportedly made several threats to “shoot up” a Jacksonville High School back in August.Officials say the suspect, Patrick Pleasant made several to his stepson’s school beginning in August 21st after his teen stepson reportedly bit him.When authorities went to Pleasant’s last known address in Jacksonville, they could not locate him.Pleasant then emailed his former pastor on September 5th and informed him that he wanted to “shoot up” the school and kill his stepson. He then contacted his stepson’s school and asked for information on the 16-year-old, however, when the school refused to give him the information he wanted he sent the school’s assistant principal an email claiming that he was going to “I’m going to kill all the kids.”The principal then contacted authorities who were able to locate Pleasant at his new location in Austin, Texas using the GPS from his phone.Pleasant has been arrested and is now facing terroristic threatening charges.last_img read more

Losing in the early stages strengthened the team … Millington on Sparta Boss GT Beer Futsal win

first_imgPETRA/GT Beer Champions Sparta Boss have attributed their 4-2 win in the final against Back Circle to experience and determination on the night.Speaking after the win,, national forward Devon Millington contended, “I think that the experience that we have on our side led us to victory tonight (Sunday).”He gave praise to the Almighty, saying, “We had lost to Back Circle, but that only strengthened the team. When people say it was a loss, it was a win for us; because it made us know our weakness so we could go and work on it.”Millington, who set up two of the four goals on the night, caused trouble for the Back Circle defenders all night and was not shy in front of the cameras when quizzed about his team’s jovial approach.“That was a part of the plan: to demoralise the opponents, let them think that everything was fun for us and they must take it personal and do what they got to do and get a card and rush us so we had to score.”Meanwhile co-Director of the Petra organisation Troy Mendonca contended that the tournament exceeded the organisers’ expectations.He added, “We wanna thank everyone for supporting us. This tournament was long overdue since early last year and we see the people were waiting and I think we had a very good final and it lived up to expectation. Though we didn’t expect so many goals to score but that’s small goal football.”He further thanked the sponsors, Banks DIH through the GT Beer Brand, Star Party Rentals and NAMILCO.In the earlier third-place game, a close game between Sophia and Bent Street, the former won 7-6 in a scoring frenzy.Sparta carted off $400 000 and the championship trophy while the runners-up Back Circle collected $200 000, Sophia $100 000 and Bent Street $50 000.last_img read more

Impatient England, confident Australia ready for day-night tussle

first_img(REUTERS) – England captain Joe Root’s impatience to resume hostilities with Australia at Adelaide Oval after a week of off-field distractions was palpable on the eve of the first day-night Ashes Test yesterday.While his Australian counterpart Steve Smith basked in the confidence that comes from scoring an unbeaten 141 to lead your side to a 10-wicket victory, Root fielded questions about Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow’s “headbutt” and Moeen Ali’s finger.After suggesting that England would use as motivation Smith’s uncontrollable laughter during the post-match press conference at the Gabba on Monday, he quickly added that he would prefer people were talking about cricket.“It’s quite an insignificant part of what is an important series. The cricket is what should be the main focal part of what we are about,” Root said.“Our responsibility as players is to make sure that for the rest of the series that is the stuff that is spoken about, what we do on the field.”Root also wanted to “move on” from the Stokes saga, as much as he was excited by the prospect of the suspended all-rounder getting back out on a cricket pitch in New Zealand.Much as he wanted to move on, though, the questions kept returning to the sledging of players on the field, which Root said he was all in favour of, as long as limits were respected.“There are certain things that people know they shouldn’t say on the field,” he said. “I think it’s important that both sides, not just one side, get that right and don’t overstep.”last_img read more