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Indonesia ready to assist citizen confirmed with COVID-19 in Australia

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first_imgThe department is seeking to contact anyone who was traveling on Virgin Airlines flight VA682 from Perth to Melbourne on March 2, which was the flight taken by the patient when she was already showing symptoms of the respiratory illness.The Indonesian Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said his ministry had coordinated with Indonesian representatives in the neighboring country to trace the patient’s travel records. Achmad, however, asserted that his office believed the patient “did not contract the virus in Indonesia”.Authorities worldwide, including in Indonesia and Australia, are on high alert over the coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 4,000 and infected more than 110,000 people in more than 100 countries, AFP reported. According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Australia recorded 91 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, while Indonesia recorded 19 cases on its soil. Citizens have been advised to regularly wash their hands with soap and take care of their health as the best means of protecting themselves against the virus.Topics : “However, as she is an Indonesian citizen then she has to understand that if she needs help, our representative [in Australia] is ready to help her at any time,” Retno said on Monday.News of the patient made rounds on Sunday after the Victorian Health Department issued a public statement saying the patient “who is now well and in home-isolation” was the 12th confirmed COVID-19 case in Victoria. The woman, who flew from Jakarta to Perth on Feb. 27, tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.Read also: COVID-19: More Indonesian travelers The government is ready to give assistance to an Indonesian woman in her 50s who recently tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Australian state of Victoria, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi says. Retno said that she had met with Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan in Jakarta on Monday to clarify the citizenship status of the woman, who was later confirmed to be an Indonesian citizen holding an Australian permanent residency visa. She told reporters the Indonesian government “will try to get more information about her” while at the same time respecting her privacy. last_img read more

Swiss consultancies rank managers on sustainable investing ‘brands’

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first_imgMore than three-quarters (184) of the managers analysed formally commited as responsible investors, but most of these (147) “miss the opportunity to share their approach and actively incorporate it into their brand”, according to the index report.Only 13 companies had a clearly articulated purpose, of which only three “truly connect to a greater societal impact”: Hermes Investment Management, AXA Investment Management and Swedbank Asset Management.“The common unifier for a successful position of both committing to ESG and reflecting this in the brand architecture is to clearly articulate and link an intrinsic, inner guiding purpose, connected to tangible social impact,” according to the index report.Ten companies scored highly on branding but had a low commitment rating, which was interpreted as “their aspiration having not yet been translated into action”. Many European asset managers commit to responsible investment but do not actively incorporate this into how they convey their identity, according to two Swiss brand consultancies.Brand Affairs and H-Ideas – which advise companies on branding and marketing – analysed 239 European investment groups ranked in IPE’s Top 400 Asset Managers to evaluate whether management companies’ “good intent” was also communicated through their brands.The companies collated the data the ‘H&K Responsible Investment Brand Index’.Actual commitment, according to the index, was demonstrated through hard facts, such as committing to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, and “the intent that transpires from within asset managers through their brand, best visible in openly and transparently communicated vision and purpose statements”. According to the index authors, asset managers should make “finding, articulating and communicating purpose a strategy priority”.Markus Kramer, partner at Brand Affairs, said: “Especially in a world that is becoming increasingly transparent and competitive and where sustainability is on everyone’s lips, a clear definition of one’s own values and vision is the key to a successful responsible investment branding and long-term business success.”Kramer developed the index with Jean-François Hirschel, founder and CEO of H-Ideas.Size no impediment, geography influentialSize did not appear to have a significant bearing on asset managers’ ability to integrate responsible investment into its branding, according to the index. The 47 companies that achieved an above-average score were responsible for €211bn each on average, compared with €202bn for the total peer group average.Geographical location did appear to have a major impact on index rankings, however. There were significantly more French businesses among the 47 best-practice companies than from other countries. Swiss and Benelux asset managers were also well represented, while German companies were strongly under-represented.The index considered the extent to which sustainable development lies at the heart of a company’s identity.last_img read more

Small Town Baseball

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first_imgYou have seen stories I have written in the past about some of the local baseball leagues that existed 50 years ago. Most of them are now just memories for us older folks. Recently, a group of us were talking about these leagues and how toward the end of the season towns liked to pick up an extra player to help them win the playoffs. In those days it wasn’t unusual for a town to have a good player playing in some minor league system. These lower minor leagues usually ended by September 1st so when the players came home, it was certain one of the area teams would pick them up to finish the season. Even if they weren’t pitchers for their minor league team, they often were asked to pitch for these local teams, because they were great athletes and probably had pitched some time in their past. This would always cause a lot of discussion between the local teams as to just how fair this procedure was. Really, the only thing that the other team was mad about is the fact that their hated rival got to this player first and signed him up before they did. No league president would interfere because these rivalries created a lot of interest which in turn filled the stands and added some much needed money to the league treasury. You can bet that the next year all the teams would go out and scour the area to see if there were any of these guys available for that final push for local bribing rights. All I know is that it was a lot of fun as a kid to go and watch these games, because the baseball was excellent and it only cost a couple bucks to see the game.last_img read more