Citilink opens new international routes to Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur

first_img“This route is expected to increase the number of foreign tourist visits to Indonesia via Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, which also connects with many other cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Denpasar [in Bali], Makassar [in South Sulawesi] and Manado [in North Sulawesi],” he said.  The new routes are in line with Citilink’s business expansion plan to open more new international routes this year. Earlier this year, the subsidiary of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia opened new routes connecting Denpasar to Melbourne, Australia, and Bandung, West Java, to Kuala Lumpur.The Surabaya-Jeddah route is Citilink’s 11th international route since it first flew abroad to Dili, Timor Leste, from Denpasar in 2017.In 2019, the airline aggressively opened new international routes amid a rising trend of travelling abroad. It started flying to six international destinations in Malaysia, China and Cambodia last year.Citilink Indonesia flew 12.2 million passengers and opened 21 new domestic destinations last year. Topics : Indonesia’s low-cost carrier Citilink Indonesia is opening a new route from Surabaya, East Java, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday after officially opening a route from Bandung, West Java, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday. “The route opening from Surabaya to Jeddah is expected to improve Citilink Indonesia’s international presence,” said president director Juliandra Nurtjahjo in a statement on Monday. “Hopefully, this flight can be an alternative for people who want to travel for umrah (minor hajj).” Citilink Indonesia will fly to Jeddah once a week with its wide body Airbus A330-900 NEO plane with a passenger capacity of 365. Juliandra said the Surabaya-Jeddah route would not only accommodate the umrah.  last_img read more

‘It’s a very good PR stunt’ – Ray Parlour aims dig at Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil over Gunnersaurus pay gesture

first_imgAdvertisement Gunnersaurus has been the club’s mascot since 1993 (Picture: Getty Images)The German said in a post on social media: ‘I was so sad that Jerry Quy aka our famous & loyal mascot @Gunnersaurus and integral part of our club was being made redundant after 27 years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘As such, I’m offering to reimburse @Arsenal with the full salary of our big green guy as long as I will be an Arsenal player.‘So Jerry can continue his job that he loves so much.’Arsenal responded to Ozil’s offer by insisting that the much-loved mascot will return when fans are allowed back at matches.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 ArsenalHowever, Parlour believes the midfielder’s gesture wasn’t merely a token of good faith, but a ploy designed to win back some of the support of the Arsenal fans.‘It is [a PR stunt], yeah,’ Parlour told talkSPORT. ‘I wish Gunnersaurus was on £300,000-a-week because they’d get their money’s worth.’‘I reckon it’s a very good PR stunt. Behind the scenes, to get the fans back on his side, let’s do that.’MORE: Mikel Arteta has identified two areas William Saliba must improve in after sanctioning Arsenal loan exitMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals why new Arsenal signing Thomas Partey was his priority transfer targetFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Oct 2020 3:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.3kShares Comment ‘It’s a very good PR stunt’ – Ray Parlour aims dig at Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil over Gunnersaurus pay gesture Ozil has offered to pay the mascot’s wages (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has labelled Mesut Ozil’s offer to pay club mascot Gunnersaurus’ wages as a ‘very good PR stunt’.The man who has worn the costume for 27 years, Jerry Quy, was effectively made redundant earlier this week as part of cost-cutting measures to help ease the financial burden of the Covid-19 pandemic.Outcast Ozil, who hasn’t played a game for the Gunners since March, made the grand gesture of covering the mascot’s wages so he can continue his role. Advertisementlast_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgState Street Global Advisors, Amundi, Investment Association, Universities Superannuation Scheme, JP Morgan Cazenove, Aviva Investors, Morgan Stanley, Blake Morgan, Olswang, Capital Bay, Conwert DeutschlandState Street Global Advisors – Peter Brackett has been appointed UK head of consultant relations. He joins from Amundi, where he was head of global consultant relations. Before then, he was responsible for building the UK institutional business for American Century Investments. Previously, he was co-head of global consultant relations at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and he has also held investment consulting roles at Aon Investments and Towers Watson.Investment Association (IA) – Helena Morrissey, chair of the UK asset management association, will be stepping down from her role in the summer of 2017, when her three-year tenure comes to an end, an IA spokesman has confirmed. A new chair will be announced in due course, he told IPE. Morrissey left her role as chief executive at Newton Investment Management in August, becoming chair of the non-executive board of directors.Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – The UK’s largest pension fund has created the role of head of research with the aim of improving its in-house equity investment process as part of a shift towards a more concentrated, “high-conviction” portfolio. Peter Elwin was appointed to the role, having started on 31 October. He joins from JP Morgan Cazenove, where he accumulated more than 19 years’ experience in equity research, valuation and accounting. He was most recently deputy head of European research. Aviva Investors – Ricky Varaden has been appointed as a portfolio manager on the liability-driven investment team. He joins from Morgan Stanley, where he worked on the interest rate strategist team. Before then, he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland.Blake Morgan – The Pensions Team has appointed Ron Burgess as a partner. He joins from Olswang, where he advised corporates, trustees and insolvency practitioners on a full range of pension-related matters.Capital Bay – Rolf Schneider has been appointed COO. He joins from Conwert Deutschland, where he was responsible for all German business activities of listed Austrian company Conwert Immobilien Invest SE as managing director until the end of March.last_img read more

Local organizations awarded funds to host ‘The Year We Left Home’ community read

first_imgVersailles, IN—The Ripley County Reads Community Partners are once again joining forces to host community reading events in 2020.  The partnership consists of the Batesville Memorial Public Library, Osgood Public Library, Tyson Library, and the Ripley County Tourism Bureau.  Each individual library has been awarded a Community Read grant of $750 from Indiana Humanities to participate in a statewide read of Jean Thompson’s “The Year We Left Home.”  Twenty-eight other communities and students at 4 Indiana colleges will be reading the book as part of “One State / One Story:  The Year We Left Home.” Each of the three libraries will host at least three community programs tied to the theme of the book during 2020.  The libraries also received 50 books each and assorted materials including bookmarks and posters to promote the programs.  The $750 project funds received by each of the three Ripley County libraries can be used for a variety of purposes, including to book speakers or host community events.  Jean Thompson’s 2011 novel offers a sweeping, multigenerational look at life in the Midwest over the past several decades.  The story follows the Erickson family through the many changes affecting American life at the end of the 20th century and asks readers to consider the enduring, uniting power of place – why we choose to leave and when we decide to come home.“Indiana Humanities is in the midst of a two-year initiative encouraging Hoosiers to read, think and talk about urban and rural differences and dynamics,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities.  “We think ‘The Year We Left Home’ will resonate with Hoosiers, and spark conversations about Midwestern life today and our relationships to the places we call home.”The three libraries in conjunction with the Ripley County Tourism Bureau are in the process of planning events and programs for this statewide reading program.  Events are scheduled to take place in the September / October 2020 time frame.  Tentative plans include a book discussion and speaker at each library.  In addition, the Community Partners have been approached about hosting a very special speaker event and hope to have an exciting announcement at a later date.  Updated information will be posted on or follow us on Facebook for the latest event information.last_img read more

Kenya arrests three officials over Rio mismanagement

first_img(REUTERS)-Kenya has arrested three top members of its Olympic committee, a Reuters witness said, after mismanagement of the contingent nearly derailed the country’s participation in the Rio Games.The east African nation notched up its biggest ever haul of medals in Brazil but doping and organisational challenges had plagued its preparations in the run-up to the event.On Friday, chef de mission Stephen arap Soi and assistant secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) James Chacha were taken to a police station in Nairobi upon arrival from the Olympics, alongside the body’s Secretary General F. K. Paul, according to the witness.Another official, Chief Executive of Athletics Kenya Susan Kamau, told Reuters she too was questioned by police but shortly released.With six golds, as many silvers and one bronze medal, Kenya finished second only to the United States in the athletics table, making South America’s first Olympic Games its best outing so far.But its athletics pedigree has been tainted with up to 40 runners failing dope tests in the past four years. Its struggle to convince authorities it was taking the issue seriously threatened its participation in Rio.In April, Kenya’s president signed into law a bill criminalizing doping, as demanded by the World Anti-Doping Agency, to avoid a Rio ban and the government has promised a tighter rein in the future.At the Games, Kenya’s Olympic committee sent home a sprinting coach after he was accused of posing as an athlete to doping testers. The coach said he had borrowed an accreditation pass to seek a meal in the athletes’ village.Kenya’s athletics manager was also sent home from the Olympics and is being detained while police investigate allegations that he had warned athletes before the Games about drugs tests in return for cash. He denies any wrongdoing.Government officials had warned of measures against officials accused of mismanaging preparations ahead of the competition’s conclusion.On Thursday, Sports Minister Hassan Wario said he had disbanded NOC-K and set up a committee to probe mismanagement. It will report its findings by Sept. 30.last_img read more

3 things head coach Jim Boeheim said after SU wasn’t selected for NCAA Tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 12, 2017 at 7:48 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Syracuse (18-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time when eligible in nine seasons and the ninth time overall in Jim Boeheim’s 41 years as the Orange’s head coach. He said SU will prep to play in the National Invitation Tournament, which announces its bracket at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.Boeheim addressed the media after Syracuse missed the cut and here are three things he said.Boeheim knows why his team wasn’t included in the 68-team fieldSyracuse opened the season with an 8-6 record, a start that Boeheim described as “terrible” on Sunday evening and one that he said put his team in a “tremendous hole.” From that point on, the Orange went 10-8, including wins over Duke (RPI rank of 6), Florida State (RPI rank of 13) and Virginia (RPI rank of 18).But SU also went 2-11 away from the Carrier Dome, which ultimately helped sink Boeheim’s team. While he said he doesn’t “know what they do exactly,” Boeheim detailed why he thought Syracuse missed.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it comes down to we won two road games and obviously lost three games to teams outside the Top 100 (in RPI),” Boeheim said. “I think that overbalanced the fact that we beat three teams in the top 15 and six teams in the Top 50. We finished at 10-8 in a great conference but it is what it is.”Scheduling isn’t the reason Syracuse missed outThe Orange’s nonconference strength of schedule ranked 215th in the country entering Sunday. That number is lower than three of the last four teams that made the field: Providence (185), Wake Forest (15), Southern California (140) and Kansas State (237).While playing tougher teams may have bolstered SU’s resume, Syracuse went 8-5 in nonconference games. Losses to Connecticut, Georgetown and St. John’s dragged the Orange down due to the opponents’ weak seasons.“It’s not our schedule,” Boeheim said. “It’s all the games we didn’t win. It’s the games we lost. It’s not that we didn’t play people.”Without John Gillon and Andrew White, SU wouldn’t make NITSyracuse’s early-season struggles resulted in a pile of bad losses that hurt the Orange on Selection Sunday. Part of that happened because SU brought in fifth-year graduate transfers Andrew White and John Gillon and it took time for them to learn Boeheim’s schemes.But Boeheim said without those two players, the Orange wouldn’t have even been good enough to qualify for the NIT. White led Syracuse with 18 points per game and was named to the All-ACC third team. Boeheim said Gillon’s “been a good point guard” ranking fourth in the conference with 5.34 assists per game and averaging 10.9 points per game.White and Gillon were the first two grad transfers that Boeheim has taken since a recent rule change allowed them to switch schools without having to sit out a year. Despite Syracuse’s early struggles, Boeheim said he will continue entertaining the option if needed.“When you lose guys late, like we lost Malachi (Richardson) late (to the NBA), there is no freshman you’re going to get,” Boeheim said. “… I think those two guys helped us get to 18 wins. It’s a different world today when you lose guys late, you see if you need somebody to fill a hole, I think you’re going to try to do that in those situations with those circumstances.” Commentslast_img read more

Disappointment for Tipp teams in Munster club championships

first_imgKiladangan have bowed out of the Munster Intermediate Football Championship following a hard-fought game with St Senans of Limerick.4 point were the difference where Senans ran out 12 points to 8 winners.And in the Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter-Final Knockavilla Kickhams were well beaten by Knocknagree of Cork – 5-15 to 0-8last_img

Igali Laments Lack Of Cash Reward For National Wrestlers, As Dalung Promise Other Sports…

first_imgOn Wednesday, President Buhari received and declared cash rewards for the triumphant D’Tigress at the state house in Abuja following the team’s successful 2017 Afrobasket Women campaign, while nothing of such happened when Odunayo Adekuoroye claimed Nigeria’s first ever silver medal at world wrestling championships last week.“NGR National Wrestling Team: You won 12 out of 36 medals won by team Nigeria (1/3 of all medals) in Glasgow. Your reward is in heaven,” Igali added. The president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali has expressed his displeasure over the lack of cash reward for national wrestlers.In a couple of posts on his twitter handle, the former world, and Olympic wrestling champion described how well the national wrestlers have done at continental and world championships.The 43-year-old said: “NGR National Wrestlers: 8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze 2017 African champs. Silver medal at Senior World Championships. Your reward is in heaven.” However, The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has declared that the government will reward athletes of other sports who “had won laurels for the country” saying “we will still do it at the appropriate time”.“Although we have athletes who had competed in other sports and had won laurels for the country, we felt it was economical to present the basketball team which was on ground in view of the fact that if you look at the components of players, they are mixed with national players and foreign based.”“For those we have not been able to receive, we will still do it at the appropriate time knowing fully well that this government is always committed to receiving an honouring our athletes whenever they make the country proud.” the minister explained to State House correspondents.Relatedlast_img read more

bet365 ups Manchester presence by revamping DevOPs division

first_imgShare BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 bet365, the UK’s leading online bookmaker, is set to expand its Manchester operational capacity after confirming that it will launch a new DevOPs department.In 2018, bet365 established a Manchester-based tech support office housed in the city’s Spring Gardens area, led by Warren Hughes the firm’s Head of Systems Development.The bookmaker’s enlarged Manchester tech support unit will be operated by subsidiary Hillside Technology, tasked with forming a new bet365 ‘site reliability engineering‘ team.Leading initiatives, Steven Briggs – Hillside Technology’s Head of DevOPS – told UK media that bet365 would establish a team of 70 engineers working between its Stoke HQ and Manchester hub, helping the company optimise its software delivery, core systems maintenance and improve all-round IT infrastructures.Strengthening bet365’s tech and IT support, Briggs confirmed that a number of operational teams tasked with software maintenance, service delivery and incident management would be unified under the enlarged division ‘helping break technology silos that can hinder how end-to-end systems’ are managed. Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more

World Series Game 5: Dodgers vs. Red Sox starting pitchers, lineups

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Being Clayton Kershaw in October might be easier than you think.“I don’t really care about legacy,” Kershaw said Saturday, in advance of his start in Game 5 of the World Series. “I don’t really care what people think of me or perceive of me. Game 5 is a very important game to win the World Series, and I’m looking forward to pitching that game and hopefully putting us in a great spot going back to Boston.”This was expected to be a pitching rematch of Game 1, but instead of Red Sox ace Chris Sale, Kershaw will face off against left-hander David Price, who started Game 2 and pitched in relief in the 18-inning Game 3 on Friday. Win or lose, it will be the series’ final game at Dodger Stadium – and potentially Kershaw’s final home game in Dodger blue. He can opt out of the final two years of his contract after the season.When: Sunday, 5:15 p.m. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Postseason career: 9-9, 4.28 ERAHates to face: J.D. Martinez, 7 for 13, two home runsLoves to face: Eduardo Nuñez, 2 for 2, three strikeoutsRED SOX LHP DAVID PRICE (16-7, 3.58 ERA in regular season)vs. Dodgers: 0-1, 2.25 ERA (12 innings)at Dodger Stadium: 0-1, 2.25 ERA (12 innings)Postseason career: 4-9, 4.87 ERAHates to face: Manny Machado, 13 for 45 (.295), 5 HRs, 2B, 8 RBIsLoves to face: Chris Taylor, 0 for 6, three strikeoutsTHE LINEUPS: Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Related Articlescenter_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Where: Dodger StadiumTV: Fox/Ch. 11THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP CLAYTON KERSHAW (9-5, 2.73 ERA in regular season)vs. Red Sox: 0-1, 11.25 ERAat Dodger Stadium: 83-34, 2.08 ERA Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more