Railway company PT KAI resumes 19 long-distance trips

first_imgState-owned railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) resumed 19 long-distance journeys from Jakarta to other cities in Java this month.The company’s Operational Region (Daop) 1 Jakarta spokesperson, Eva Chairunisa, said in a statement on Wednesday that the trains were scheduled to depart from three stations in Jakarta: nine from Gambir Station, one from Jakarta Kota Station and the remaining nine from Pasar Senen Station.The trains will serve Bandung, Cirebon, Semarang, Purwokerto, Tegal, Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Surabaya, Blitar and Malang, tempo.co reported. Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : Read also: KAI suffers Rp 1.3 trillion loss in first halfPassengers are required to show negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or rapid test results.  PT KAI will take the body temperature of all travelers. People who have a temperature above 37.3 degrees Celsius will be not be permitted to board the train.In July, PT KAI began providing rapid tests at certain train stations in a bid to boost ridership and ensure the safety of passengers. “We’re providing this [rapid test] service for the passengers’ convenience, especially for those who want to travel during the ‘adapting to new habits’ era,” said PT KAI president director Didiek Hartantyo.Before the pandemic, the railway company operated about 70 long-distance routes.After the government’s ban on this year’s Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus), PT KAI stopped all of its long distance and local passenger services.On June 12, the company partially resumed operations.According to the Transportation Ministry, the closures caused a 43.6 percent year-on-year decline in passengers in the first half of 2020 – down to 118.6 million people.Didiek said that before the pandemic, the company earned Rp 23 billion per day but that the figure had dropped to between Rp 300 million and Rp 400 million per day as of March, tempo.co reported on June 30. (jes) For long-distance journeys during pandemic, PT KAI is offering discounted rates, starting from Rp 49,000 (US$3.32) for trains departing from Pasar Senen Station and Rp 85,000 for trips departing from Gambir Station.The tickets are available for purchase seven days prior to the departure date through PT KAI’s website and application as well as through some travel agents.Ticket counters at stations will open three hours before the time of departure.In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, PT KAI has limited the occupancy of trains to 70 percent of capacity. The company is also requiring passengers to comply with “3M” health protocols: mask-wearing, handwashing and social distancing. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more

Connex Express launches Brighton belles

first_imgSEVEN Class 319 EMUs owned by Rolling Stock Company Porterbrook Leasing underwent repainting and refurbishment for the Connex Express service due to be launched on the London – Brighton route on January 27. Connex South Central, the CGEA subsidiary which won Great Britain’s Network SouthCentral passenger franchise in April, chose its premier Brighton route as the next ’centre of excellence’ to receive attention after its south London suburban services (RG11.96 p6).Connex Express combines an improved passenger environment with a change in staffing that sees crews mix revenue protection and customer care duties with refreshment vending.Designed by British Rail for inner and outer suburban duties, the four-car Class 319s used by Connex have 3+2 standard class seating, but this is being replaced on the Connex Express sets by a 2+2 layout with a mix of airline-style rows and facing pairs over tables. A first class area with seats from MTB has a 2+1 arrangement; new standard class seats are from Chapman.The refurbishment is being undertaken by a dedicated project team at Railcare’s Wolverton works. New carpets are being fitted in both classes, plus new lighting in first. Vestibule areas, panelling and luggage racks are all receiving fresh decor. Additional toilets, accessible to the mobility-impaired, are being installed.In an attempt to retain a focal point for long-distance commuters, each set will have a lounge area in the power car. This is located under the pantograph where there is a recessed roof with a low ceiling. Wall-mounted circular seats have been installed around a decorative feature disguising the box carrying high-tension cables from the roof to underfloor traction equipment. oCAPTION: Seating arranged 2+2 in standard class from Chapman replaces a 3+2 layoutlast_img read more

FIFA Ranking: Covid-19 declares operation stay where you are!

first_img With virtually all sports activities put in the cooler till further notice, the world ranking equally maintained the status quo with Belgium at the top of the summit followed by world cup champions France. Brazil, England, Uruguay are third, fourth and fifth respectively. World cup runners up Croatia are 6th on the log. Portugal, Spain Argentina and Colombia complete the world top 10. Read Also FIFA Ranking: Eagles fail to move up log, remain 3rd in Africa A new ranking will be dished out by June 10 even as some say it may not offer any changes as the battle against coronavirus pandemic continues with basketful of uncertainties. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles and other top African cum world football teams remained static as world soccer ruling body released new ranking late Thursday in Zurich. Belgium national team still number one in the world The Eagles who finished 31st in the world and 3rd in Africa last ranking, retained the position just as Teranga Lions of Senegal held on to the number one position in Africa. Tunisia who lost the third place final to Nigeria in the last Nations Cup in Egypt, are second in Africa with Nations cup winner Algeria and Morocco in the fourth and fifth places respectively. Ghana, last Nations Cup hosts Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Congo DR complete the African top 10.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The FutureThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

Bulldogs And Cardinals Split Battles

first_imgThe 7th Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball Team won against a very talented St. Louis Team Tuesday night 46-37.Batesville was led in scoring by Cole Werner as he put up an impressive 24 points giving the Bulldogs the 46-37 win. Also adding som solid points for Batesville were Ean Loichinger with 7, and Travis Lecher and Frank Moorman with 4 each. The MVP of the game was Batesville’s team defense. The defense had 15 steals, 23 rebounds and several blocked shots.It was a fantastic team effort that brought the team to a 6 and 2 overall record.Batesville 8th grade lost tonight to St. Louis 61-34.The Dogs were led in scoring by RJ Powell with 12. Calvin Sherwood added 10. Austin Cornn had two buckets for 4. Trey Peters knocked down a 3.Nathan Villani and Ethan Brewer rounded out the scoring with 2 a piece.We will look to get back on the winning track Thursday against Sunman-Dearborn.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

N Ireland in good spirits – Carroll

first_imgGoalkeeper Roy Carroll accepts Northern Ireland’s injury crisis at the back is a problem but believes there is still enough experience in the squad to hand Portugal a second bloody nose on Friday. Manager Michael O’Neill faces the unwelcome prospect of hosting Cristiano Ronaldo et al without three of the four defenders who kept Russia at bay in a shock 1-0 win last month. Daniel Lafferty is suspended and Craig Cathcart never made it to Belfast due to a knee problem, while Aaron Hughes is rated as a major doubt due to a groin strain. Lafferty’s likely deputy Ryan McGivern also missed training on Wednesday to increase O’Neill’s headache, but Carroll can rely on the steadying influence of Gareth McAuley and the returning Jonny Evans in front of him. “It’s pretty bad. We have three players missing from the last game but it is international football, and that is what happens,” the veteran shot-stopper said. “The boys will be in for it and they’re still on a high from the last game so we will see what happens. “It’s always difficult changing the back four but it needs experience and I have been around for so long. We have two Premier League players in the middle of defence, Jonny Evans and ‘Big G’ (McAuley) as well.” Niall McGinn, the Aberdeen forward whose goal gave Northern Ireland a 1-1 draw against Portugal in the reverse fixture in October, was equally optimistic in the face of adversity. McGinn was not even a regular starter when he put his side ahead in Porto, ruining the occasion of Ronaldo’s 100th cap in the process. Helder Postiga equalised in the last 10 minutes to salvage something for his side, but it was a big moment for the visitors. “It was a massive result,” McGinn said. “A lot of things came into it… Ronaldo’s 100th cap, playing Portugal in their back yard and the fact that no-one gave us a chance. “Ronaldo’s one of best players in world, he’ll be renowned for reaching that milestone of 100 caps for Portugal so for a a wee country boy like me from Donaghmore to score on a special night for him was fantastic. “The boys came away disappointed not to win the game in the end but we know, being realistic, that to come away with a point was fantastic.” Rotherham’s midfielder Michael O’Connor, meanwhile, has jokingly suggested he might put a dampener on Ronaldo’s spirits in a different way. The 25-year-old, back in the international fold after a three-year absence, is not expected to feature barring further injury but made it clear who he would make a beeline for should he make the side. “I wouldn’t mind putting him (Ronaldo) on his a**e, making a name for myself,” he laughed. “I just want to play. I don’t mind if I play against Luxembourg or against Portugal. I just want to get the shirt on. “You definitely appreciate it more, having been out. I honestly never thought I would play again. “It was a frustrating couple of years watching all the games on TV and I didn’t think I would be back in the squad.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Hobart attack Love stars for Statesmen, plays in brother’s memory

first_img Published on April 10, 2013 at 1:09 am Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ As a small child, Alex Love stood in net while his older brother, Mike D’Amico, shot at him. But when Love was 5 or 6, a shot by D’Amico struck him in the throat.“I’m never playing goalie again,” Love said.“If you’re not going to do that, then you’re going to have to do what I do,” responded D’Amico, then about 13.D’Amico put a stick in Love’s left hand and taught him to shoot underhand. Now, Love averages 3.2 goals per game and leads Hobart in scoring. At 6 feet 175 pounds, Love hardly cuts an imposing figure on the field, and aside from a quick first step, he is not very fast, either.But nearly every time he takes the field, he scores. He also thinks of his brother, who taught him the underhand lefty shot Love said separates him from others to this day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Jan. 14, 2003, a drunk driver killed D’Amico in New Hampshire.Today, Love is trying to figure out how to balance his elite talent with his team’s success. The Statesmen are on a four-game losing skid. Love tied the Hobart record for goals in a game with six against Canisius on March 12. But the Statesmen have lost every game since, despite Love extending his goal-scoring streak to 19 games before being shut out against Ohio State on Saturday.If he doesn’t score, Hobart largely doesn’t score. If he, and to a lesser extent, Cam Stone, are the only focal points of the offense, the Statesmen are too easy to defend.“We got to figure out a way to get involved and, not to get less weight off our shoulders, but to work better when we have the ball or work better when we don’t have it,” Love said.Hobart head coach T.W. Johnson said the team’s offense is built around the kind of play in which Love excels. He can slip by defenders on quick cuts and unleash shots that make up for his lack of athletic dominance.It’s the same skill set Love was sharpening behind the North Street School in Geneva, N.Y., when D’Amico first pointed him out to LJ Russell. It was the same talent Russell, the head coach at Geneva High School, saw when Love led Geneva to back-to-back New York State Section V titles.Love always managed to get a shot off, even when Russell was certain Love wouldn’t beat his defender, or anyone. Watching Love now, Russell said he’s mostly the same player. He just moves around a little more, but keeps his hands free and rips his shot as hard as ever.Russell also remembers an unspoken understanding about Love.“It was kind of one of those things where A-Love really wanted to live up to his older brother’s expectations,” he said.It’s why Love promised he’d always wear his brother’s No. 4 on his jersey — the same number D’Amico wore — and why he thinks about what D’Amico means to him and his family before every game.Love said without D’Amico, he wouldn’t be where he is today, leading Hobart and racing up the program’s all-time Division-I goal-scoring chart — he’s No. 5.He misses his brother, but his passing also forced him to grow. Without D’Amico, though, Love said he wouldn’t be the man he is today.Said Love: “His passing was a tough time, but it also inspired me to become who I am.” Commentslast_img read more

Pre-med student balances studies with singing career

first_imgYou would expect an artist with almost a half of a million YouTube views on her debut music video to have already quit school in pursuit of a music career. But Skylar Steinberg, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, studies while perfecting her musical chops.“I like school, I like science, I like doing that stuff,” Steinberg, who is also known by her middle name and alias Skylar Renee, said. “But, it’s not my passion. It’s nice to be in an environment where I can do both: singing and science.”Steinberg released her first single, “Good As Gone,” with Hazan Records on iTunes in late July. Her music video racked up over 400,000 views on YouTube. Meanwhile, she’s taking chemistry at USC and finding time to finish her album which will be released next year.“Right now I’m in organic chemistry, and that class takes so much time,” Steinberg said. “But any second of the day I can spend singing or writing songs, I am. I’ll be studying, and I’ll come up with a song idea, and I’ll just go to the piano [to]do it.”Steinberg, a Malibu native, found her passion for songwriting earlier than her love of science.“I’ve been singing since I was a kid, just ever since I did karaoke once when I was 8,” Steinberg said. “Ever since then I’ve been singing in my free time. I was in choir, and I wrote lyrics. Every once and I while I would just come up with an idea and write it down.”Though she was in choir in high school, she has had less institutional involvement in music at USC. Steinberg only recently declared her songwriting minor, and for the most part, she separates her life at school from her life in music.“I feel like a lot of my life at USC does not have to do with singing just because I kind of ignored it in the first few years here,” she said. “I’m growing as a musician now and meeting more people through music.”Steinberg works with a producer in Studio City and has also begun songwriting classes, which have helped her get feedback from music students at USC.“It’s hard to find time to write songs and play during the school year,” Steinberg said. “I started taking a songwriting class which helped me make a scheduled time to write songs, show them to other people and get feedback.”Steinberg said she jams with a band in her free time, which helps connect her social life to her music life. Originally, she said, it was hard as a spring admit to originally connect the two.“We’ll just chill and play, and I’ll just sing a random tune,” Steinberg said. “It’s fun to be in an environment with friends, doing what you love to do.”Tunes like those come to Steinberg throughout the day, and because of her busy schedule, she grabs them on the go. She says her songwriting process is somewhat randomized.“I’m inspired by a lot of things. I’m inspired by my own experiences and people and life and the world around me,” Steinberg said. “Sometimes I’ll go on walks and a song idea will come to me. I take in my surroundings mostly. I could be doing any activity and a song will come to me, and I’ll grab a quick voice memo.”Steinberg is hoping to finish her album by next summer so she can play shows in Los Angeles or elsewhere. Right now, she’s just excited for the future.“I don’t like planning too much in advance,” Steinberg said. “You never know what’s going to happen. Right now I’m focusing on the music.”last_img read more

Syracuse to honor historic 2008 team this weekend

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu Comments The players from that historic team have all moved on with their lives, some of them having kids, getting married and starting careers. But that doesn’t keep some of them from remaining in touch, Beagen said.Beagen met her future husband at the dinner table during Landis’ wedding. They introduced themselves at dinner, connecting over their shared home state – New Jersey. Beagen’s now-husband, Robby, was a close Naval Academy friend of Landis’ husband, Galen.Beagen lives in New Jersey now, and even though Landis lives in Arizona, they make time to keep up with one another’s lives, including their newly born children, they said.After scoring the most goals (31) and tallying the most points (79) in SU history, Taylor continued her field hockey career after Syracuse. She went on to play at the PanAm games, winning a gold medal in 2011. She also competed with Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics. She spent time coaching at both UMass Amherst and St. Joseph’s, and now she works in finance with the Boys and Girls Club of America in Concord, New Hampshire.Wingert works in the Amazon advertising department, and she’s also a new mother. She coached field hockey after graduating from SU and has coached two current SU players in the past, freshman Tess Queen and junior Stephanie Harris.For one weekend, a handful of the players will be back at J.S. Coyne Stadium, watching a No. 12 program they helped build.center_img “We played the best season we could have played,” Kim Coyle Wingert said. “I was devastated, but we knew how close we were.”The 2008 team, which had the three highest scorers in any single season in program history, set the tone of the program that went on to win a national championship in 2015. Since 2008, Syracuse field hockey is 158-41 including three conference tournament titles and four final fours.Syracuse University will host the 2008 field hockey team on campus this weekend to honor the school’s first-ever final four team. The Orange finished 22-2, winning the Big East championship against UConn. SU Athletics has planned a weekend of festivities, including halftime recognition at the Syracuse-Connecticut football game Saturday and at the SU-Penn game at J.S Coyne Stadium on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNine players from the 2008 roster will be in Syracuse this weekend. The alumni planned a tailgate at Manley Field House, where they’ll meet with current players and coaches and spend time together before heading to the Carrier Dome.“It’s awesome to see how far the program has come since we graduated,” Wingert said. “We helped put Syracuse up on the map with the best teams.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorWhen Tracy Deitrick Beagen first arrived in Syracuse, the school wasn’t an elite field hockey program. Her first season, 2006, SU finished 10-9.“When I came in before, I thought, ‘OK we’re not that great, but I’ll just have a good time,’” Beagen said. “And I’ll grow as an athlete.”Syracuse’s transformation into a top field hockey program nationally started in Virginia. At the conclusion of the 2006 year, Bradley left Richmond and accepted the job in Syracuse. Lena Voelmle Landis, then a freshman field hockey player at Richmond, was stunned.Landis, along with Shannon Taylor and Lindsey Conrad, followed Bradley to Syracuse. They were forced to sit out in 2007 due to a blocked transfer from Richmond, Landis said. In 2008, the players returned. Taylor and Conrad finished as the team’s leading scorers in 2008 with 31 and 21 goals, respectively.“Ange was known as a very tough coach,” Landis said. “She expected a lot from her players, but I went to Richmond because of her, I wanted to test myself and see if I could play at the Division I level, so I followed her.”As soon as Bradley entered the program, she ramped up the intensity in practice, especially surrounding fitness, said multiple members of the 2008 team. In her second season, the results showed. The Orange scored 25 goals in its first three games.Syracuse’s only regular season loss came to UConn, a 1-0 loss at home. When the two teams met again in Storrs for the Big East championship, the Orange prevailed, 1-0, to win the first Big East championship in school history. When the clock expired, the entire team threw their sticks in the air and tackled goalie Heather Hess.SU went on to beat both Massachusetts and Princeton in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament. The overtime 3-2 win against the Tigers clinched their spot in the record books.“We set the path that anything is possible and can be reachable,” Taylor said. “We helped the school gain recognition.” In November 2008, Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley couldn’t hold back tears while addressing her team in the locker room.On a freezing cold day in Louisville, Kentucky, a day so cold that Zambonis were needed to de-ice the field, the Orange lost 3-2 in overtime to No. 2 Wake Forest in the national semifinals. Two seasons after taking over the program, Bradley had led the Orange to its first final four in school history.last_img read more

Commercials make history

first_imgThe Clonmel club have become the first Tipp team to win the Munster football final.A fantastic performance was rewarded when Commercials came from two points down with a minute to go when Michael Quinlivan got the ball and stuck it in the net. The teams were tied on 0-5 a piece at half time but despite Nemo pushing clear late in the game Commercials won it at the death when a  Michael Quinlivan stoppage time goal inspired Clonmel to win on a scoreline of 1-7 to 9 points and deny Nemo a 7th provincial title in 16 years.Afterwards Charlie McGeever told Tipp FM Sport his team battled and kept going until the last secondlast_img read more

Mayo and Dublin ready to meet again this weekend

first_imgFinal preparations are being made in Mayo and Dublin ahead of their All Ireland senior football final replay this weekend. The two sides will face off once again in Croke Park this Saturday at 5pm after they couldn’t be separated two weeks ago. The starting line ups for the clash have yet to be announced from either management team.  Extra-time will be played in the event of Saturday’s game finishing level in normal time, but if that failed to produce a winner, it would be back to Croke Park on Saturday week for a third instalment.The first draw has already left both counties well behind schedule with their club programmes, but another replay would cause utter chaos.There was some disquiet in Mayo when club fixtures, scheduled for the last weekend in August, were called off to allow the county squad an uninterrupted four-week run into the final. Turning to local action and the South Tipp minor B hurling final takes place this evening. The match, between Skeheenarinky – Clonmel Óg and Cahir will throw in at 8 o’clock in Ballyporeen…with the allowance of extra time if needed.last_img read more