DETR looks for second Bristol office

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Management company to push West End retail

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McKay announces return of £10m to shareholders

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At least 10 injured in violent dispute during second day of PAN congress

first_imgThe head of the Southeast Sulawesi Police’s General Crime Unit, Sr. Comr. La Ode Aries Elfatar, said four of the injured members were being treated at the Bhayangkara Hospital in Kendari. Several entrances to the meeting room were also damaged in the ruckus.The fight started when supporters of one of the candidates vying to be party chairman, Mulfachri Harahap, entered the meeting room to protest the congress committee’s decision to postpone the meeting.The organizing committee told congress participants to stay outside the meeting room during the recess, but supporters of incumbent chairman Zulkifli Hasan chose to remain inside, triggering the clash.Mulfachri said he predicted that a fight would break out because of what he described as poor management on the part of the organizers.“The registration system is very bad; many people who were not eligible to attend the meeting were given membership cards. Some people also entered the congress without membership cards,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.Meanwhile, Southeast Sulawesi Police chief Brig. Gen. Merdisyam said his team had already secured the meeting room following a request from the event’s organizers.“We will not be involved in deciding what started the fight, since it’s their internal matter,” Merdisyam said. (dpk)Topics : At least 10 National Mandate Party (PAN) members were injured in a violent dispute during the second day of the party’s national congress in the Claro Hotel in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, on Tuesday.In a video of the incident posted on Twitter, several congress participants are seen throwing chairs at each other after the congress leader adjourned the meeting.Begini suasana keributan pada Konggres partai PAN yg katanya Partai IslamPartai Allah tapi kenapa para kadernya tdk bermoral gini ya…Miriiiiiiiis !!!! pic.twitter.com/e3cPYFQjb8— Petruk (@Petruk07139808) February 11, 2020last_img read more

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China sacks party chiefs at virus epicentre

first_imgChina has sacked the top political leaders of virus-stricken Hubei province and its capital Wuhan, the highest-profile figures to be removed so far in a crisis that has killed 1,355.The removals are the latest in a purge that saw Hubei’s two most senior health officials fired earlier this week as criticism grows over the way the outbreak has been handled, with claims of under-reporting.The province reported a dramatic spike in virus cases Thursday, raising the total number of nationwide infections to nearly 60,000 after Hubei authorities changed the way they count infections — fuelling fears over a lack of transparency. Jiang Chaoliang, Hubei’s party secretary, will be replaced by Shanghai mayor Ying Yong, while Wuhan party chief Ma Guoqiang will be replaced by an official from Shandong, Xinhua news agency reported. Thursday’s spike came as Hubei officials said they were correcting previous diagnoses to include people “clinically diagnosed” with the virus, adding 14,840 new cases to its total.The new system means doctors can use lung imaging, rather than solely laboratory tests.The virus is believed to have originated late last year at a seafood market in Hubei province’s capital Wuhan.Pressure on local officials for their perceived incompetence has mounted particularly after the death last week of a Chinese doctor who was punished by Wuhan authorities for raising the alarm about the new virus.Wuhan authorities also faced criticism in January for going ahead with an annual public banquet for 40,000 families just days before the city was placed on lockdown.Other changes have been taking place in the province, including the sacking of a top Red Cross official in Wuhan for dereliction of duty and the removal of health officials in other cities.Topics :last_img read more

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Washington state nursing home on lockdown after two cases of coronavirus found

first_imgThe nursing home said members of its corporate clinical team were on site to provide assistance and that the home was in contact with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Washington Health Department.On Saturday, officials said a Washington state man in his 50s with underlying health issues became the United States’ first fatality from thecoronavirus.The patient, who was chronically ill before contracting COVID-19, died at EvergreenHealth Hospital in Kirkland, near Seattle, and officials are unsure how he was exposed to the virus, said Jeffrey Duchin, head of the Washington state Health Department’s communicable disease unit.The fast-spreading virus has infected around 83,000 people in more than 50 countries, with about 70 cases in the United States.Topics : The two cases, announced on Saturday by Washington state officials, involved a worker who is in her 40s and in satisfactory condition and a 70-year-old woman who lived there and is in serious condition.State officials said an additional 27 residents of the nursing home and 25 staff members were reporting symptoms of the virus, which can be similar to that of the common flu.”Concerned family members or responsible parties may call our facility,” the statement said. “The facility is currently placing a hold on admissions as well to fully focus on our current residents and associates.”A representative for the nursing home could not be reached by Reuters on Sunday for further comment. A nursing home near Seattle is locked down after a resident and a worker were found to have the coronavirus, officials at the home said, and two other cases in the area were confirmed on Sunday.Officials with King County Public Health said the two latest cases involved men in their 60s with underlying medical issues. Both were listed in critical condition, one at Valley Medical Center, and the other at Virginia Mason Medical Center.Separately, officials at the Life Care Center of Kirkland said in a statement late on Saturday that it was not accepting new patients or allowing visitors, family or vendors into the facility while officials focus on the health of the current residents and staff.last_img read more

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Time-out: IDX halts trading as shares plunge 5%

first_imgThe bourse halts stock trading for 30 minutes if its main gauge falls more than 5 percent. If the index falls more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes, according to a new IDX policy issued on Tuesday in light of the market rout.Trading will be stopped for the whole session if the JCI continues to fall further than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with the approval or instruction of the Financial Services Authority (OJK).Employees pass near the screen of stock movements in the Indonesia Stock Exchange building, Jakarta, Monday (2/3/2019). (Antara/Galih Pradipta)The decline follows an already steep Asian stock market drop. Japan tumbled 4.4 percent, a three-year low level, Australia nosedived to three-year low 7.4 percent, Seoul fell 4.8 percent to 4.5-year low. The MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 4.7 percent. The government unveiled a Rp 10.3 trillion (US$717.87 million) fiscal stimulus package to support the tourism industry and boost consumer spending to counter the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. A second stimulus package is underway.Bank Indonesia has recorded a foreign outflow of about Rp 31.76 trillion (US$2.19 billion) worth of government bonds and Rp 4.87 trillion worth of stocks so far this year as foreign investors flock to safe-haven assets such as the United States’ 10-year Treasury Note.Topics : Stock trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) was suspended on Thursday at 3:33 p.m. as the nation’s chief stock index nosedived by more than 5 percent amid a worldwide market rout following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) designation of COVID-19 as a pandemic.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), the main gauge of the local stock exchange, tumbled 5 percent to 4,895, a level unseen in almost four years, bringing the year-to-date (ytd) decline of the index to more than 21 percent. The drop makes for a bear market, which is defined by a drop in share prices of more than 20 percent from a recent high.“Stocks have been halted for 30 minutes, but because this has occurred 30 minutes prior to the close of trading, trading is technically closed now. Today has closed; it’s all done,” said Fakhri Hilmi, deputy commissioner for capital market supervision at the Financial Services Authority (OJK).center_img Euro Stoxx 50 futures plunged 8.3 percent to their lowest levels since mid 2016, following the US’ S&P 500 4.89 percent fall, nearing bear market territory. The Dow Jones yesterday plunged 5.9 percent to 23,553 on Wednesday, marking a bear market.“Emotional factors still dominate for the time being,” CSA Institute analyst Aria Santoso said on Feb. 29, just as the stock market began volatile movements. “The government stimulus program takes time for investors to comprehend as worries and panic continue to cloud the market and investors do not think logically.”Read also: Disappearing act: Market braces for volatile March after $2.4b vanishes in a weeklast_img read more

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iPhone makers suspend India production due to lockdown

first_imgFoxconn and Wistron have suspended production at their India plants, which include the assembly of some Apple iPhone models, in order to comply with a nationwide lockdown ordered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is suspending operations until April 14, the company said in a text message to Bloomberg News. It intends to resume India production based on further government announcements. A Wistron representative said the company is also adhering to the order, while declining to comment on exactly what products are affected.The surprise announcement of a 21-day lockdown was issued by Modi in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday evening. “For a few days forget what it means to go out. Today’s decision of a nationwide lockdown draws a line outside your home,” the PM said.Apple has an office with thousands of employees in Hyderabad, working on Apple Maps data. They too are likely to be impacted by the government’s virus-fighting measures, which are among the strictest that any country has yet imposed against the spread of the coronavirus.Topics :last_img read more

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China reiterates commitment to help Indonesia win fight against COVID-19

first_imgTopics : Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated China’s commitment to working together with Indonesia to fight the COVID-19 pandemic during a phone call with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, asserting the Southeast Asian country as among priority nations to engage with.In a statement issued by the State Secretariat, Xi shared his concerns about the COVID-19 spread in the archipelago and discussed his country’s experience in addressing the global health crisis. He mentioned his country’s readiness to support Indonesia in its fight against the pandemic.“We believe that with your perseverance, Indonesia will be able to defeat this [COVID-19] pandemic,” said the Chinese president. “We have to continue working together to curb the spread of the virus. I also disagree with stigmatization, as it is not beneficial in such a hard time like this,” Jokowi said.The Indonesian Military transported medical gear from Shanghai to Jakarta on March 23.The medical gear included disposable masks, N-95 masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, shoe covers, infrared thermometers and surgical caps to be used by the country’s doctors and fast-response team for COVID-19.Read also: Faulty virus tests cloud China’s European outreach over COVID-19On the next day, the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia announced that the Chinese government had shipped another round of medical kits.The State Secretariat, however, has yet to share details about future cooperation and whether Indonesia would receive another round of aid from China.The Chinese Embassy in Jakarta and the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing did not respond to The Jakarta Post’s request for comment.center_img As the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, China has phased out of the crisis and is ready to cooperate with other countries.Read also: UN adopts resolution calling for ‘cooperation’ on virus“Indonesia will be one of our priorities [in engaging in such cooperation],” Xi said. “We’re ready to work together with the Indonesian people.”Jokowi said during the phone call that cooperation must be maintained as the virus knows no borders.last_img read more

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