Govt partners with food, ride-hailing companies to guarantee food supplies during outbreak

first_imgThe Agriculture Ministry is partnering with food producer PT Indoguna Utama and ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia, among other businesses, to secure supplies and offer them an online grocery platform.The partnership is part of the government’s anticipatory efforts to meet surging demand, especially for beef and chicken meat during Ramadan and on Idul Fitri. Both events will likely be celebrated at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo.“Protein helps our [body repair tissue], improves our immune system and helps us grow,” Syahrul said at the signing of the partnership agreement on Tuesday. “How can we overcome this outbreak if our source of animal protein is insufficient or inaccessible to the people.” Indoguna Utama, which has sold food products to hotels and retailers worldwide since 1982, is expected to provide enough beef, chicken meat, fish, milk and other processed products.Grab Indonesia, which offers food delivery services through the GrabFood feature, will provide an online platform to sell the products and deliver them.Concerns have been raised about the possibility of food shortages, brought on by disruptions to the country’s distribution chains as a result of government measures to fight COVID-19.The Agriculture Ministry has estimated the demand for chicken meat to reach 881,204 tons and beef 201,730 tons between March and May. With the rate of COVID-19 transmissions showing no signs of slowing down, the government began improving regional requests for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), which temporarily suspend school and offices, as well as religious and public activities.Read also: Explainer: Indonesia to finance coronavirus battle mostly through debtAs of Tuesday, Indonesia has recorded 4,839 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 459 deaths and 426 recoveries. Because half of the cases are in Greater Jakarta, the capital imposed heightened PSBB measures on Friday and its satellite cities will soon follow suit. “Under these conditions, two things must not cease: health care and agriculture,” said Syahrul. “Therefore, by complying with health protocols, medical workers and farmers will keep working.”To serve stay-at-home consumers under social restrictions, the ministry is partnering with online grocery shopping platforms Sayur Box, Tanihub and Etanee, as well as food companies PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, PT Triputra Panganindo, PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia and PT Cimory.Last week, the ministry established a similar partnership with ride-hailing company Gojek and the Toko Tani Indonesia Center, a grocery store in South Jakarta that sells affordable food and groceries.Gojek, which employs over a million drivers across the country, is offering free delivery services for minimum purchases of Rp 40,000 (US$2.50) at Toko Tani and within a 25-kilometer distance from the store.“The activities of Jakartans may slow down with the introduction of large-scale social restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19,” Gojek chief executive officer Kevin Aluwi said in a statement released on Friday. “But we have prepared several measures to keep operating as best as we can while complying with health and safety procedures.”— Eisya A. Eloksari contributed to this story.Topics :last_img read more

Charlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for Gabriel Martinelli

first_imgCharlie Nicholas tells Mikel Arteta to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for Gabriel Martinelli Metro Sport ReporterMonday 24 Feb 2020 5:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.4kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Mikel Arteta has been urged to drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Mikel Arteta should drop Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe for teenage sensation Gabriel Martinelli.Pepe is beginning to find his feet at Arsenal following last summer’s £72million move from Lille and scored and made two assists in the 4-0 victory over Newcastle United two weeks ago.Despite this, Arsenal hero Nicholas feels Pepe should make way for Martinelli, who failed to make the Gunners’ matchday squad for their Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday.Looking ahead to Arsenal’s Europa League fixture against Olympiakos, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘I do not think this is a certain win for Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:48FullscreenArteta praises his Arsenal team after beating Everton 3-2https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-praises-arsenal-team-beating-everton-3-2-2116792/This 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.‘Mikel Arteta will sit and read into the fact that they let in two against Everton. Bernd Leno gets Arsenal out of a lot of holes but he did slip up for the second goal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Joe Willock and Alexandre Lacazette will come in I think. You have to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in for his goals. Will Nicolas Pepe get another run? Probably. Does he deserve it? Probably not. I would probably look at Gabriel Martinelli.‘The game against Manchester City has been postponed as they are in the Carabao Cup final, which means Arsenal can go at it and get into the last 16.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You can still see the mess at the back, but Arteta will change things again. Sokratis Papastathopoulos may come in, while Hector Bellerin may drop out.‘You have to play Bukayo Saka at the back. This side has got its attacking side back and got its mojo back in that respect. Arsenal 3-1 Olympiakos.’Brazilian forward Martinelli is enjoying a breakthrough season at the Emirates, scoring ten goals in his 24 appearances for Arsenal.MORE: Ian Wright hails Mikel Arteta for resurrecting Shkodran Mustafi’s Arsenal careerMORE: Thierry Henry reveals his Arsenal ‘dream’ and why he gets ‘tired’ watching Liverpoollast_img read more

Mbappe wants Real Madrid clause in new PSG contract

first_imgKylian Mbappe is prepared to sign a new deal with PSG – but will insist on one special clause. World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is one of the world’s most sought-after players AS says Mbappé remains a priority target for Florentino Pérez and the PSG star has reportedly placed a demand on the Parc des Princes board in talks over a contract renewal. The France international and PSG sporting director Leonardo are in an impasse and the striker is apparently unhappy with the way talks are progressing and while it is expected the 21-year-old will accept a new deal, he will demand a release clause that will permit him to move to Real Madrid or another of Europe’s most storied clubs.Advertisement It will not be a cheap investment for potential suitors though, with any buy-out inserted into Mbappé’s deal likely to eclipse the €222m PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar. read also:Mbappe: I prefer to be benched for Messi, Ronaldo Mbappé’s contract expires in 2022 and Pérez’s plan was to make his move when the striker had just one year left on his deal, which would lower the asking price considerably. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Cricket News Happy Birthday Sir Don Bradman – The greatest cricket player in history

first_imghighlights Sir Don Bradman had an average of 99.94 in Tests.Sir Don Bradman made 5028 runs against England, the most by a player against one team.Bradman missed some years of cricket due to the Second World War. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img New Delhi: In modern day cricket, people are talking about the exploits of Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Joe Root. The quartet are redefining batting and are thrilling audiences worldwide with their dazzling, aggressive and stylish strokeplay. Before the quartet, there was the legendary exploits of Sachin Tendulkar who established himself as the gold standard of batting. However, even Sachin Tendulkar takes a backseat and every other batsmen takes a back seat when compares them to THIS individual. He would have turned 111 on August 27. His batting exploits redefined the way cricket was played. He will forever be remembered for this figure of 99.94. This average is unlikely to be surpassed in history. He made 29 hundreds in 70 innings. He made double centuries and triple centuries on a regular basis. Today is the birthday of perhaps the greatest-ever cricketer in history. There is no debate on his greatness. Today is the birthday of Sir Donald George Bradman. Everybody knows about how Bradman honed his skills by batting with a stump and a golf ball on a water tank. However, there are some records which modern batsmen, with big bats, flat wickets and small grounds have still not been able to achieve and that is what makes Bradman a persona who trascends eras and establishes his greatness.First, his tally of 974 runs in a single series which took place in the 1930 Ashes in England. He made scores of 131, 254, 334 and 232 and England were so spooked by Bradman’s dominance that they invented the theory of Bodyline in the 1932/33 series. Despite a barrage of bouncers on the body and on leg stump, Bradman stil averaged 56 in that series. The tally of 974 runs has never been broken in 142 years of Test cricket. In the modern era, Virat Kohli missed the mark by one run when he hit 973 runs. However, that was in the IPL and it took him 16 innings. Bradman also scored 300 runs in a single day. In the match against England in Leeds, Bradman scored a century before lunch and by the end of the day, his run-making prowess was so brilliant that he ended up on 309. In the modern era with supersonic run-scoring due to Twenty20s, Bradman’s feat has never been equalled although Virender Sehwag came close with 293 runs in a single day.Even as captain, Bradman achieved something historic. In the 1936/37 series, Australia had lost the first two Tests and were staring at humiliation In the third Test at Melbourne, with rain making the conditions different, Australia declared at 200/9 and England declared on 76/9. With the pitch assisting the pacers, Bradman decided to reverse the batting order. The move worked and when the conditions eased out, Bradman shared a 346-run stand with Jack Fingleton for the seventh wicket. The move by Bradman helped Australia win the third Test by 365 runs.The revival at Melbourne saw Australia winning the next two Tests by a margin of 148 and by an innings and 200 runs. Bradman thus became the first captain in history to win a series after being 0-2 down. This feat has not been matched in all these years of Test cricket. Bradman hurt the old enemy on a regular basis, scoring 5028 runs against them at an average of close to 90.Many people will stamp Bradman’s greatness for the average of 99.94. However, for all his exploits, Bradman will forever be the greatest batsman the cricketing world has ever seen. There can be no debate on that. Heck, when you go to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation office, the postal code is 9994. Such is his greatness.last_img read more

Black Stars captaincy rift triggers ‘bring back Stephen Appiah spirit’

first_imgWith the choice of captain of the national football team, the Black Stars, stirring controversy, the leadership qualities of former skipper has been held out as a shining example.Former spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Randy Abbey explained, for Stephen Appiah, there was no fixation about holding down the captain’s armband.Ghana’s campaign to conquer African football is shaping up by off-field controversy, sparked by the Black Star’s star man Asamoah Gyan who announced he was pulling out of the squad.The decision was in reaction to coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to pass on the captaincy to 29-year old Andre Dede Ayew, son of former Black Stars captain and former African Player of the Year, Abedi Pele.Photo: Coach Kwesi AppiahGyan would later do a u-turn after President, Nana Akufo-Addo intervened. Kwesi Appiah has named him in his 29-man squad and confirmed the 33-year old striker won’t captain the team after a seven-year hold on the role. The controversy has raised concerns the team to conquer Africa at AFCON tournament in Egypt has not conquered its internal rifts.Discussing the controversy on JoyNews analysis program, Newsfile Saturday, Randy Abbey expressed disappointed in the unfolding events.The football insider and one-time member of the Black Stars management team revealed, managing the players has always been a herculean task.‘It is about egos’, he said and warned Ghanaians would learn to their shock, player issues, management have to deal with within the Black Stars.But he doffed his hat to former Juventus player, Stephen Appiah who captained the Black Stars to Ghana’s first-ever appearance at a World Cup. He said as his career petered out, Stephen Appiah still captain of the Black Stars would be sitting on the bench while his compatriots battled on the field.When he would be called in to make a contribution as a substitute during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Stephen Appiah would not insist on wearing the band.“There were some occasions, he did not even take the band. There were times that he took, there were times that he asked John to keep it”Raving on, Randy Abbey explained Stephen Appiah would never as captain enter into a negotiation or discussion with management alone.“You won’t get him to come and negotiate one on one,” he said and explained he always brought along a group of senior players – Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah, Richard Kingson and Asamoah Gyan. Photo: L-R Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, Asamoah GyanRandy explained, this group were tough to negotiate with and on some occasions, the captain Stephen Appiah would not even speak.“Stephen is a different player,” panelist Edudzi Tameklo contributed. ‘He was an outstanding player,” a lawyer and former sports reporter Robert Nii Arday Clegg a panelist also added.Stephen Appiah who played for eight foreign teams is now a technical coordinator for the Black Stars.Ghana have been drawn in Group F for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt alongside defending champions Cameroon.  Guinea-Bissau and Benin are the other teams, making it an all West African group. Kwesi Appiah’s men will be based in Egyptian citiy, Ismailia, and will begin their tournament against Benin on Monday, 25 June.last_img read more