Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

first_img“I can’t say how many people will die of corona, but if the situation continues, people will die of hunger,” he said.India’s has 27,891 confirmed infections of the new coronavirus, according to government data on Monday, the second highest amount in Asia after China. So far 872 people have died.The government says the lockdown has meant that it now takes 10 days for cases to double, compared with 3.6 days last month.”The situation in the country is improving. Hotspots districts are being turned into non-hotspots districts,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.The Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives also reported a spike in cases, mostly among migrant workers living in packed dormitories in the capital Male. The country has 200 confirmed cases, the government said, a large number of them Bangladeshi migrant workers.Here are official government figures on the spread of the coronavirus in South Asia: * India has reported 27,891 cases, including 872 deaths * Pakistan has reported 13,328 cases, including 281 deaths * Afghanistan has reported 1,531 cases, including 50 deaths * Sri Lanka has reported 485 cases, including seven deaths * Bangladesh has reported 5,416 cases, including 145 deaths * Maldives has reported 200 cases and no deaths * Nepal has reported 52 cases and no deaths * Bhutan has reported seven cases and no deaths Industry groups for the sector, which boasts some 4,000 factories employing 4.1 million workers, had warned the shutdown could cause the country to lose $6 billion in export revenue this financial year.Bangladesh’s competitors such as Vietnam, China and Cambodia have already resumed operations, Hatem said. Bangladesh has reported more than 5,000 cases of the coronavirus and 145 deaths.In India, where a strict shutdown for its 1.3 billion people is due to end on May 3, Prime Minister Narendra began talks with the chief ministers of the country’s 28 states to decide on what restrictions should be kept in place.Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of the western state of Rajasthan, said any extension of the severe lockdown could lead to people starving and the government should allow economic activity to begin in less-affected areas. Some 300 of India’s 730 districts have reported no cases of the coronavirus. More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while in India calls grew for an easing of its lockdown which has caused deep economic pain.Clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong have been permitted to resume work. Some of the world’s biggest clothing firms including Gap Inc, Zara-owner Inditex and H&M source their supplies from Bangladesh.”We are making sure the workers wear masks, wash hands at the entrance, undergo temperature checks, and maintain physical distancing,” said Mohammad Hatem, vice president of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal provide Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney injury updates ahead of Watford clash

first_imgArsenal provide Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney injury updates ahead of Watford clash Advertisement Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are close to making return to full first team training (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are hopeful of having first choice full-backs Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney back in full training by the end of the month.Spain international Bellerin has been out since January after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury against Chelsea and has undergone nine month of painstaking rehabilitation.Ainsley Maitland-Niles has largely deputised for the 24-year-old but Arsenal have missed Bellerin’s attacking flair and defensive aptitude.Tierney, meanwhile, joined Arsenal from Celtic in the summer in a £25million deal that was completed on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityThe Scotland international hasn’t played a competitive match since May and underwent a double hernia operation during the summer and has also been troubled by a knee injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementSunday’s Premier League match against Watford will come too soon for the defenders to make their comebacks in, but Rob Holding could be in contention.Like Bellerin, Holding suffered a serious knee injury last season but he has recently played in several Under-23 matches and has returned to full training.Arsenal have taken seven points from their opening four matches of the season ahead of their visit to Vicarage Road. Comment Rob Holding could make his eagerly awaited first team Arsenal comeback against Watford (Picture: Getty)Asked to assess his side’s start to the new campaign, Unai Emery said earlier this week: ‘I think we’re positive because we changed some players [but have played well].‘We’ve lost some important players, for example Nacho Monreal and Koscielny, and in the last moment Mkhitaryan and Iwobi.‘We are getting young players and giving them chances to do one step more with us, getting that performance in the way we demand. I think with the young players and also the experienced players we have, plus we’ve signed some new players, I think we are building a very important squad with different characteristics from the players. We’re also being very demanding in our objectives.‘Every player is very important for me. The new players, the young players, the players who have been with us for a lot of time. Really, we need a good mix of everybody and take care to create a new ambition, a new motivation, and also create our way with them.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 11 Sep 2019 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link597Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Outfitting TSHD DC Orisant

first_imgImage source: Reimerswaal DredgingRoyal IHC is currently conducting the outfitting works on the new multi-purpose 5.450m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) DC Orisant.The vessel was built for joint venture consisting of Den Herder (Reimerswaal Dredging) and Group de Cloedt.According to the shipbuilder, the dredger installation has been designed to dredge marine aggregates (sand and gravel) for the construction industry.The TSHD will also be extremely suitable for performing regular dredging projects, such as maintenance dredging and beach nourishment.The launching ceremony took place last month at the IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands.When delivered in mid-2018, the DC Orisant will be the first complete diesel electric aggregate dredger in the market.Image source: Reimerswaal Dredginglast_img read more

INDIGO Subsea Cable Ready for Use

first_imgINDIGO subsea cable consortium members, AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners and Telstra, have informed that the system is now ready for deployment.The INDIGO subsea cable system is ready to be deployed following the completion of the INDIGO West, 4,600km Singapore to Perth, and INDIGO Central, 4,600km Perth to Sydney, cables.Spanning 9,200km, the INDIGO cable system will strengthen connectivity between Australia and the fast-growing Southeast Asian markets, providing lower latency and more reliable communication services.Using current coherent optical technology, the cable can support up to 36 terabits per second.Telstra’s head of International Oliver Camplin-Warner said: “The development of the INDIGO cable system strengthens the link between our Australian network and the fast-growing South East Asian markets and will deliver our customers faster connectivity and dramatically improved reliability. Our vast subsea network is a key part of our international growth strategy and we will continue to invest in additional capacity to meet our customers’ increasing demand for data and maintain our network leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.”AARNet’s CEO Chris Hancock said: “We are looking forward to lighting up INDIGO. This cable system is providing critical underpinning infrastructure to support the future growth in collaborative data-intensive research and transnational education. INDIGO is one of several investments that will ensure that Australia and our partners in Asia have the international connectivity they need to deliver excellence in research and education for many decades to come.”Singtel’s vice president, Carrier Services, Group Enterprise Ooi Seng Keat said: “As South East Asia and Australia become increasingly interconnected, a high-speed and robust connectivity infrastructure plays a critical role in catalysing the development of digital economies across the regions. The completion of INDIGO will accelerate the roll-out of next-generation technologies that rely on low latency and high-bandwidth connectivity such as high-definition video, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things and robotics applications. This will bring us closer to realising the benefits of a hyper-connected future and allow us to enhance our services to Singtel and Optus customers, reinforcing our position as the leading provider of international data services in the region.”Drew Kelton, chief executive officer, Superloop on behalf of SubPartners, said: “INDIGO Central complements Superloop’s metropolitan fibre networks providing high speed capacity and ubiquitous connectivity to terrestrial cable systems across Australia. When combined with the international capacity and interconnectivity to Singapore and Hong Kong, our strategy to virtualise businesses across the Asia Pacific region is now being realised.”Dejan Kastelic, chief technology and information officer Indosat Ooredoo added: “Indosat Ooredoo is excited with the commissioning of INDIGO. It will be diversifying our international connections across Australia and the fast-growing Southeast Asian market, serving demand increase of data traffic and expanding opportunities for our both customers, corporate and retails consumers. It supports our vision to become a leading digital telecommunications company by providing world-class data connectivity and also to support Indonesia’s digital economy growth.”Ashish Ahuja, Global Network Infrastructure at Google concluded: “Part of Google’s global infrastructure investments to improve connectivity, we’re excited that INDIGO will enable faster and more reliable services for users, as well as boost business capabilities between South East Asia and Australia.”last_img read more

Reaction to smacking experiment ‘no surprise’

first_imgOneNews 31 January 2014With smacking back in the the spotlight a social experiment has drawn some interesting results.TV ONE’s Seven Sharp hired actors to play out a scene at a park where a “naughty” child was seen to be “hit” by their mother. No children were actually hit.Onlookers didn’t know that the scene was staged and despite smacking being against the law since 2007, no one stepped in while the cameras were rolling.“The thing is it’s happening everywhere. Why should I vilify someone who is obviously struggling,” said one person.“I didn’t feel like it was my place to intervene actually,” said another.

Ireland to host Sri Lanka

first_img “We’ll be gearing our preparation towards the 2015 World Cup, and this series is ideal.” Ireland tour the West Indies next month, for two Twenty20s and an ODI, before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Sri Lankan fixtures further underline the associate nation’s growing status, although they are yet to beat a full-member nation in the 50-over format in Dublin. After tieing with Pakistan last year – before narrowly losing the second game – England then edged to victory in the first game at the new venue in Malahide to end the summer. “We’ll be looking to take our cricket to the next level in 2014 by winning from these type of situations, pressing home our advantage when we’re on top,” Simmons said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our squad to face players of the calibre of Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Matthews, Tillakaratne Dilshan and of course Lasith Malinga. “They’re going to be tough opposition but Irish conditions in May will be to our advantage.” Press Association Ireland will host Sri Lanka for the first time in 35 years after it was announced they would meet in a two-match one-day international series in May.center_img Ireland will use the matches, to be played on May 6 and 8 at Clontarf in Dublin, as key markers in their World Cup preparations. “It’s great news for both the team and supporters,” Ireland coach Phil Simmons said. last_img read more

Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Boca Raton

first_imgThe Broward Sheriff’s Office says one of its deputies was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle wreck in south Palm Beach County.That deputy, identified as 54-year-old Roberto Aspuru, was off-duty when he was involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Boca Raton, according to a post on the agency’s Facebook page.Courtesy: Broward County Sheriff’s Office/FacebookAspuru was transported to Delray Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was approaching his 21st anniversary with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.The investigation is ongoing.last_img

Volleyball signs new players after tryout

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team has added two new players to its roster for the 2009 season.In a statement, Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite announced Clare Liston and Ashley Wiedmeyer won spots after attending an open tryout in April. Both players will become immediately eligible to play this fall. Liston and Wiedmeyer will be walk-ons when they join the roster this summer.“We were pleased to find players of Clare and Ashley’s caliber at the tryouts, and we’re glad they’ll be joining our team,” Waite said in the release. “Both come from strong club volleyball backgrounds, which will help them transition easily into our training sessions, and both clubs are well respected nationally. Both Clare and Ashley’s coaches gave them strong recommendations.”Liston, a sophomore outside hitter from River Forest, Ill., has spent the last two seasons on the UW Club Volleyball team. As a prep volleyball player, she earned honorable mention all-state honors for Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill. She started all four years for the Friars and was named captain her senior year.For Liston, as an outside hitter, one of the biggest challenges will be getting her game to a high enough level to compete with some of the best and tallest players in the conference. For example, the Big Ten’s leading scorer from 2008, Penn State’s Christa Harmotto, stands at 6 feet 2 inches and many other teams have players at comparable heights.“The speed of the game and the size of the players [is the biggest difference],” Waite said. “Especially playing in the Big Ten, when you are playing at the net, players touching over 10 feet.”Wiedmeyer, a defensive specialist from West Bend, Wis., will enter the season with sophomore eligibility. As a senior at West Bend High School, she was named to the first-team all-county roster. She started all four years. Wiedmeyer also participated in the 2004 Junior Olympics as a member of the Milwaukee sting and finished fifth.Despite not having played at the level she was in high school, Waite is not worried that Wiedmeyer will have lost any of the skills that impressed him enough to add her to the roster.“I don’t think there will be a drop-off,” Waite said. “I think she has been playing in different leagues. … She has a great passion for [the game] and they will need to show that next year.”Both players missed the team’s spring workouts but will participate in summer workouts and will be ready to play in the team’s season opener at the InnTowner Invitational this August. During next season, the Liston and Wiedmeyer may not work their way into the rotation right away, but they will prove to both be assets for their team either as everyday players or on the scout team.“Only time will tell,” Waite said. “We have to get them into our preseason practices. We wouldn’t add players to our team if we didn’t see them contributing.”last_img read more

Sykes, Leary lead Syracuse to road win over Hurricanes

first_imgA little over a month ago in Coral Gables, Fla., the Syracuse men’s team needed a 14-4 run at the end of the game to defeat the University of Miami. On Thursday, the Syracuse women needed no such heroics. The Orange (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast) overcame an early eight-point deficit and cruised by the Hurricanes (13-13, 5-8) 69-48 at the BankUnited Center. Brittney Sykes led the way with 18 points and six rebounds, and Shakeya Leary added 12 and 11 boards.“In the second half we really got the ball moving and got the floor spaced,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “We got ball movement, we got the ball inside and we made shots.”Despite not leading until the 2:40 mark of the first half, Syracuse buckled down on the defensive end and made eight shots from beyond the arc throughout the game to create separation. The Orange came away with eight steals — three apiece from Sykes and Leary – and had seven blocks — four of which were recorded by Leary. A three-point play from Leary — who recorded her sixth double-double of the season — gave SU the lead for good late in the first half. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA Leary jumper a minute later gave the Orange a 27-24 lead heading into the half. “She played tremendously,” Hillsman said of his starting center. “We want to throw the ball inside to her and she’s got to make a decision. When they collapsed, she threw it out and we made 3s. When they played her one-on-one she scored the basketball.” She helped build a lead the Orange wouldn’t relinquish. But early on, it took a while for the Orange to thaw out in the Sunshine State. “We didn’t make shots,” Hillsman said. “We were like 0-for our first six or seven shots.”But then the SU defense turned on its gears, preventing a Miami field goal for a three-minute stretch. Forward Taylor Ford scored five straight points, and the Orange cut Canes’ early lead to 12-7. Then Syracuse began the second half like Miami began the first half, going on a 9-2 run before Miami called a timeout at the 18:23 mark. A 3-pointer each from La’Shay Taft and Brianna Butler extended the lead to 44-28. By then the rout was on. Taft hit another 3 followed by one from Rachel Coffey to give the Orange a 50-31 advantage.Later, on back-to-back possessions, Leary pulled down a rebound and then scored a layup to give the Orange a 61-42 lead.For the Orange, it was a balanced effort in the win. Leary and Taft both finished with 11 points, Butler scored nine and Coffey and Ford both finished with seven. “I think, right now, what’s happened is that we’re bringing La’Shay Taft off the bench,” Hillsman said. “She’s a scorer for us. She’s a real threat coming off the bench. That changes the way teams play us because we have another shooter in the game.”The victory guarantees SU a .500 record or better in its first ACC season.Said Hillsman: “In the second half we made shots, and I think that definitely turned the game around. And we turned (Miami) over, too. Our defense was very good.” Comments Published on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Super Bowl 53: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski not discussing future after win

first_imgRob Gronkowski refused to focus on his future after winning yet another Super Bowl with the Patriots.Gronkowski, 29, said before the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Rams on Sunday that he was considering retirement from the NFL. “We’re going to have a good time, (coach) Bill (Belichick) told me he’s partying tonight so you know it’s going to be good.”Gronkowski had six receptions for 87 yards during the Patriots’ win in Super Bowl 53. Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Rams lost However, the three-time champion was unwilling to discuss his future after the victory.”It’s about celebrating with my teammates and that decision will be made in a week or two down the future,” Gronkowski told a news conference. Related Newscenter_img “WOOOOOOOOOOOO!” @RobGronkowski checks in after winning #SBLIII!— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019″Tonight it’s about celebrating with my teammates and that’s what I’m worried about. Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Patriots wonlast_img read more