Garuda disinfects aircraft following report of confirmed coronavirus case on Bali-Shanghai flight

first_imgGaruda Indonesia representatives did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s request for comment on the matter.The Huainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Feb. 5 that a patient named Jin who had tested positive for the new coronavirus had flown on Lion Air flight JT2618 from Wuhan to Bali on Jan. 22. The patient stayed on the island for about a week before taking a Garuda Indonesia flight GA858 from Bali to Shanghai on Jan. 28.The center urged passengers of the two flights to impose self-quarantine measures, head to a hospital wearing a mask if they have a fever and avoid public transportation.Read also: Lion Air confirms passenger named ‘Jin’ among 188 on Wuhan-Bali flightThe release did say that Garuda Indonesia cabin crew members who serviced the Bali-Shanghai route were subjected to “routine health check-ups” at the airport’s Port Health Authority (KKP) before and after their duties. “Garuda Indonesia ensured that all passengers on flights to and from China had undergone the profiling and medical check procedures conducted by relevant authorities at the airport,” Tumpal said.Garuda Indonesia has temporarily halted all flights to and from China since Feb. 5, in line with the government’s policy in regards to the outbreak.(ydp)Topics : Besides disinfecting the plane, Tumpal said Garuda would also change the aircraft’s High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) air filter, a standard feature installed on every Garuda aircraft to kill viruses and bacteria within the cabin. “Efforts being carried out are in line with [those used to prevent the] coronavirus epidemic in a number of countries. We are doing this as part of our commitment to strengthening anticipatory measures against the virus,” he said.  “[The measures] are part of Garuda’s standard safety and sanitation procedures during an epidemic.”The release did not mention, however, whether the coronavirus patient identified as Jin had indeed boarded the flight, or whether the company would take measures to inform other passengers on the flight that a fellow traveler had tested positive. Read also: Tourist tests positive for coronavirus eight days after return from Bali: Chinese authorities Garuda Indonesia has grounded an aircraft used for flight GA858 following reports that a Chinese national who had tested positive for the new coronavirus was on board on the Bali-Shanghai flight on Jan. 28. Garuda director of operations Tumpal M. Hutapea said in press release on Thursday that the airline would decontaminate the aircraft by spraying disinfectant “to ensure the cleanliness of the flight’s cabin and to sterilize it against bacteria”.The procedure would also be carried out on the plane’s cargo area, he said. last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $69 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 14 Counties

first_img Environment,  Infrastructure,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $69 million for 20 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 14 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“The projects included in today’s approvals demonstrate our commitment to investing in clean water for Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf. “The funding provided by the PENNVEST Board delivers the financial support necessary for communities to make the improvements required to ensure potable drinking water, adequate wastewater treatment, and storm water management that all work to strengthen our communities.”The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.“Funding through PENNVEST is critical in rebuilding the commonwealth’s aging water infrastructure, but our communities have countless infrastructure needs that are not currently covered by existing state resources,” said Governor Wolf. “We need Restore Pennsylvania to truly address the local infrastructure needs the needs of our municipalities.”A list of project summaries follows:Drinking Water ProjectsBeaver County• New Sewickley Township Municipal Authority – A $717,653 loan to replace 5,200 feet of aging asbestos cement distribution water mains with ductile iron pipe. The project will address related health concerns, unreliable service, and improve water quality.Bedford County• Bedford Borough Municipal Authority*– A $3,880,000 loan to replace 18,450 feet of antiquated asbestos cement and cast-iron water lines with polyvinyl chloride pipe. Fire hydrants and service lines reconnecting customers will also be added or replaced as necessary. The project will address unaccounted for water loss and improve service reliability.Blair County• Williamsburg Municipal Authority*– A $4,384,420 loan to install a new well pump, construct a new disinfection system/building, install two new packaged water booster pump stations, replace 7,300 feet of asbestos cement waterline, and install 3,700 feet of new waterline along Ridge Road to connect new customers. The project will provide for adequate disinfection, reduce high unaccounted for water loss, increase service reliability, and provide service to an area that is using private wells with insufficient yields during drier months.Monroe County• East Stroudsburg Borough – A $2,416,000 loan to replace the existing raw water supply intake and transmission pipeline. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with rehabilitation work on the Middle Dam water supply reservoir and is replacing the existing transmission line that is over 100 years old and at the end of its useful life.Northampton County• Easton Suburban Water Authority*– A $7,617,500 loan to construct a new 3.74 million gallon per day pumping station, install 2,600 feet of suction main, 6,900 feet of discharge main, and 7,600 feet of water main. The project includes nine new fire hydrants, and up to 75 service connection replacements. Fire flows, service reliability/efficiency, and water pressure will be improved with the implementation.Wastewater ProjectsBedford County• Bedford Borough Municipal Authority** – A $3,132,121 loan and a grant of $2,427,879 to install 29,900 feet of vitrified clay sanitary sewer pipe with new polyvinyl chloride pipe. The project will reduce inflow and infiltration due to wet weather conditions and raw sewage discharges into the Juniata River, and satisfy a consent order and agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.Cambria County• East Carroll Township** – A $342,429 loan and a grant of $1,176,571 to construct a wastewater collection system to serve customers near the Village of Reilly’s. The project includes 13,000 feet of gravity sewer main and appurtenances and will address a documented 87 percent on lot system failure rate allowing untreated wastewater in publicly accessible areas. Sewage will be conveyed to the Patton Municipal Authority for treatment.• City of Johnstown – A $5,200,000 grant to install 4,500 feet of sanitary sewer lateral piping and 2,465 feet of pipe to connect to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority interceptor system. The project will reduce wet weather overflows of raw sewage into Little Conemaugh River and help satisfy the Consent Order and Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.• Johnstown Redevelopment Authority – A $11,125,000 loan to install 6,400 feet of gravity sewer, 275 feet of sewer installed by boring; 1,750 feet of sewer line rehabilitation and 6,000 feet of interceptor sewers to be cleaned in order continue to accept flows from Lower Yoder Township, Westmont Borough, and the City of Johnstown. The project will reduce wet weather overflows of raw sewage into Little Conemaugh River and help satisfy the Consent Order and Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.• Middle Taylor Township Sewer Authority – A $997,231 loan and a $2,622,769 grant to construct 27,000 feet of gravity wastewater sewers to an area currently served by wildcat sewers and malfunctioning on-lot systems at a rate of 54 percent. Sewage will be conveyed to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority for treatment.Erie County• North East Borough Sewer Authority – A $12,618,000 loan to construct a pump station and force main to convey treated effluent from the North East Site 2 wastewater treatment plant offshore into Lake Erie. Upgrades to the chlorination disinfection system, grease/oil removal system, replacement of a failing clarifier, and a backup generator will be included. The project will address operational issues and effluent violations.Lackawanna County• Greenfield Township Sewer Authority – A $2,000,000 loan to install a new influent screen, fine bubble aeration system, automated dissolved oxygen control system, new ultraviolet light disinfection control panel, and improvements to the chlorine contact tank. The project will improve operations and aid in the maintenance of the treatment facilities, and water quality of the receiving streams.Mifflin County• Union Township Municipal Authority – A $2,500,000 loan to install a new aerobic digester, a new raw pump station, replace two aeration blowers, improve the aerobic digester tank, and replace the reed beds. The project will address operational issues and bring the treatment plant into compliance with permit standards, ensuring proper treatment prior to discharge to the Kishacoquillas Creek, a tributary to the Juniata River.Storm Water ProjectsAllegheny County• Bethel Park – A $1,367,000 loan to install underground detention tank, rain gardens, reconstruct a flow splitting structure and expand retention ponds. The project will address the hazards associated with inadequate control of storm water flows causing flooding in residential areas and runoff of pollutants into the nearby unnamed tributary to Greaser’s Run.Westmoreland County• Penn Township – A $1,454,866 loan to construct a detention pond, drainage swells various inlets and piping, and replace three culverts with associated piping. The project will eliminate periodic flooding in residential areas and reduce sediment into Bushy Run.York County• Delta Borough Municipal Authority – A $650,000 loan to install 5,282 feet of pipe, 66 new inlets, 10 new headwalls and 295 feet of swales. The project will alleviate issues with deteriorated and collapsing storm sewer pipes causing flooding on private property and runoff into streams.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsLancaster County• Chester County Conservation District – A $420,625 grant to pay for a manure storage facility, manure reception pit, concrete cattle lot, reinforced gravel animal walkways, fencing, swales, roof gutters, and downspouts on the Michael King farm located in Bart Township Lancaster County. The project is expected to eliminate over 4,081 pounds of nitrogen, 1,854 pounds of phosphorus and 5,020 pounds of sediment from the West Branch of the Octoraro Creek, a High Quality Cold Water Fishery.• Lancaster County Conservation District – A $736,000 grant to cover the costs related to construction of manure storage facilities, waste transfer system, roofed stacking structure, heavy use areas, walkways, fencing infiltration bed, and storm water controls on the Elmer K. King farm located in Paradise Township, Lancaster County. The project is expected to eliminate 6,727 pounds of nitrogen, 2,926 pounds of phosphorus, and 4,800 pounds of sediment from entering Pequea Creek, an agriculturally impaired stream and is a Warm Water Fishery.Tioga County• Tioga County Conservation District – A $783,044 grant to construct a liquid and dry waste storage and collection systems, covered heavy use area, animal fencing, critical planning and vegetation restoration, vegetative buffer, improved access roads, storm water drainage, diversion swales, and structural storm water controls on the Metzler Dairy farm in Shippen Township, Tioga County. The project is estimated to eliminate 17,470 pounds of nitrogen, 5,329 pounds of phosphorus and 2,680 pounds of sediment from West Branch of Stony Fork a tributary to Pine Creek.• Tioga County Conservation District – A $659,132 grant to construct a waste storage system, reception pit, waste transfer system, covered heavy use and feedlot areas, concrete feed pad, animal fencing, critical planting/vegetated treatment, improved access road, storm water drainage swales, gutters, and downspouts at the Slaymaker Dairy Farm in Sullivan Township, Tioga County. Project will address issues associated with a notice of violation issued by the Department of Environmental Protection and is estimated to eliminate 13,765 pounds of nitrogen, 4,469 pounds of phosphorus, and 2,140 pounds of sediment from entering Elk Creek.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving FundsFor more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798. Governor Wolf Announces $69 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 14 Counties April 17, 2019center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Intralot backs Turkish talent committing to building ‘INTELTEK technology Unit’

first_img Share Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Submit Share GVC responds to ‘press speculation’ on former Turkish business   July 30, 2020 Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Celebrating its fifteenth year in business within the Turkish betting and lotteries market, Athens-listed gaming and lottery systems provider Intralot SPA has announced a major investment plan in strategic asset – INTELTEK.Issuing a market update, Intralot governance confirms that it has begun development on an ‘INTELTEK – Global Research & Technology Development Centre which will be housed in Turkey, supporting Intralot regional and international growth initiatives.Founded in 2003, INTELTEK is the joint-venture technology subsidiary of Intralot and telecoms giant Turkcell, which acts as the lead systems supplier for Turkish state-owned gambling operator SporToto and its syndicated subsidiaries.Detailing upcoming initiatives, Intralot will invest in its Turkish technology development centre, seeking to employ 100 software engineers, focusing on delivering new mobile-led innovations.“Through this investment Inteltek aims to leverage the talent of Turkish youth for the creation and export of technology and software internationally and contribute towards the transformation of Turkey into a global centre of excellence for software development.” Intralot details on its announcement.2018 has seen the Greek technology group close a series of critical deals within Turkey, with SporToto further agreeing that INTELTEK will continue to act as the lead technology provider for its flagship Iddaa sportsbook.Furthermore, its Turkish market B2C online subsidiary Bilyoner.com secured its biggest partnership to date, becoming the official betting partner of Galatasaray SK, Istanbul’s biggest sports club. Related Articleslast_img read more

Ben Nunoo Mensah elected as President of Ghana Weight Lifters Association

first_imgA Presidential Staffer Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah has been elected as the new president of the Ghana Weightlifters Association of Ghana at a short but impressive ceremony at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium.He was elected unopposed as the incumbent President and now Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry who also doubles up as the Member of Parliament for the Odododiodio Constituency Hon Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye decided not to contest.Vanderpuye cited his busy schedule as the main reason behind his decision not to contest thus paving the way for the newly elected Chairman who then contested as the sole candidate.As if by design, all the other leadership positions were also not contested with all the nominated candidates running unopposed.The occasion was graced by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Joseph Yammin, the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority Madam Alice Attipoe, the Chief Sports Development Officer of the National Sports Authority Mr Erasmus Adorkor and the Chairman of the Ghana Olympic Committee Professor Francis Dodoo.The Chairperson of the Ghana Table Tennis Association, Rev Quarcoo who represented the various sporting disciplines under the National Sports Authority was full of praise for the outgoing executive led by Mr Vanderpuye and looked forward to the new executive further improving upon the hard work of their predecessors. Mr Nunoo-Mensah who was humbled by the honour done him, pledged to do his best to see the nation win a reasonable number of medals at the international level beginning with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland next year where he incidentally happens to be the Chef De Mission of the Ghana team.Ghana was represented at the London 2012 event by weightlifter Alberta Ampomah who has since joined the Police Service and the new Chairman is already looking at unearthing a lot more talent good enough to win laurels for the nation.“Weightlifting is a very disciplined sport and my newly elected executives are committed to improving on its current state. Alberta made us proud in London but we want to surpass that. We are looking at improving upon the facilities, the general welfare of the athletes and providing them with the right expertise that should see our performances improve over the next few years.If this target set ourselves can be attained in reasonable time, I do not see why we cannot compete favorably with other sporting disciplines.”With up to a year to prepare for the Commonwealth games as well as other international tournaments, the association is counting on the support of government in order to see their dreams become a reality. Other members of the executive include Isaac Tetteh of TT brothers fame who came in as the Vice President.last_img read more

Hank Baskett Hosts Third Annual Celebrity Charity Golf Event

first_imgThe 3rd Annual Hank Baskett Classic took place this week at Trump National Golf Club, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and supported the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF).The event came about after Baskett’s father was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.The Hank Baskett Classic Golf Tournament featured a lunch and shotgun start with more than 100 golfers on the course. An awards banquet followed where Hank presented this year’s Hank Baskett Sr., Spirit Award to Bonnie J. Addario.The event also supported our country’s veterans with several servicemen in attendance, as well as Todd Toomey, David Bronson and Saul Bosquez from the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition to supporting the LCF, Griffin Gives also supports veterans, and Baskett will tour VA Hospitals this spring and summer.Celebrity golfers included: Hank Baskett: Board member and co-founder of Griffin Gives, co-star of “Kendra on Top”Hank Baskett, Sr.: Hank Baskett’s fatherBen Begley: “The Hungover Games”Brody Jenner: “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”Bruce Jenner: Olympian, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”Byron Russell: Former NBA player- Nuggets, Wizards, Lakers and JazzByron Scott: Former NBA coachCedric Ceballos: Former NBA playerDave Shelton: Award winning writer and cartoonistDavid Justice: Former MLB playerDerrick Ward: Former NFL playerEric Dickerson: Former NFL playerHarold House Moore: “Single Ladies”Hot Rod G: Rapper and singerJames Anderson: 76ers NBA playerJermaine Dye: Former MLB playerJessica Hall: Playboy Radio and “Kendra on Top”Karina Smirnoff: “Dancing with the Stars”Kirk Morrison: FoxSports1Kristy Swanson: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”Lamarr Houston: Chicago Bears NFL playerMark McMillian: Former NFL cornerbackMichael Shay: “Vanderpump Rules”Mikey Roe: Host of Travel Channel’s “Feed The Beast”Olden Polynice: Former NBA playerRodney Peete: Former NFL playerRoyce Clayton: Former MLB playerRyan Merriman: “Pretty Little Liars”Scheana Marie: “Vanderpump Rules”Steven Glickman: “Workaholics”Todd Potter: Motocross biker, X Games winner and member of Metal MulishaTravelle Gaines: Owner of Athletic Gaines and seen on “Kendra on Top”Zane Lamprey: Comedianlast_img read more