The spike in Czech cases has been among the fastest in Europe, with infection rates over the last two weeks only faster in Spain, France, Malta, Romania and Croatia, according to the European Union agency European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).The Czech pace is roughly three times that of neighboring Germany.However, the death toll in the Czech Republic has remained lower than in many other European countries, with 441 fatalities reported as of Wednesday out of a total of 29,877 cases since the start of the pandemic.Hospitalizations have risen in the past week but are still half the levels seen earlier in the pandemic. The government says many new cases are asymptomatic and among the younger population. The Czech Republic reported on Wednesday a record one-day spike in COVID-19 infections, with 1,164 new cases, as it battles a surging spread of the coronavirus.Daily case figures have regularly come in above 500 so far in September, already well above a previous daily peak of 377 in March during the first wave of infections.Czech authorities, which acted quickly to impose a strict lockdown in March to halt the spread of the virus, are keen to avoid taking that costly route again after the economy shrank by 11% in the April-June period on an annual basis. Topics :
Read also: FDI declines for second consecutive quarterIn Semarang, the closure of tourist attractions for around four months to curb the spread of the virus has also affected the city’s economy.Last year, Semarang’s economy grew by 6.86 percent yoy, accelerating by 0.34 percentage points than in 2018. The city’s growth rate was above that of Central Java at 5.66 percent yoy in 2019.The Central Java capital city’s economy shrank 5.94 percent yoy in the second quarter this year as components of economic activities fell, while the national economy also contracted 5.32 percent yoy in the same period.”In 2020, we should be able to see growth [in the Semarang economy] by more than 7 percent,” said Hendi.The Semarang administration stated that the investment opportunities could also solve social problems, such as the city’s waste management. The Jatibarang waste-to-energy plant project is expected to reduce waste volume at landfills by 80 percent, according to the administration.The project, to be developed on 4 hectares, is projected to be able to process 1,000 tons of waste per day.The government has allocated Rp 100 billion for the tipping fee to cover maintenance and operational costs of the project, in a public-private partnership scheme, it stated.As of June, the government has finished the feasibility and technology studies for the Jatibarang project, according to Julian Smith, the director of consulting service company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Indonesia.“This is a global problem and Indonesia is no different from anywhere else,” said Smith. “But what we see today is hundreds of tons of waste are being sent to the Jatibarang landfill.”“The waste volume is increasing because as the economy grows, people consume more things and they produce more waste. And more and more people live in cities, so that also leads to increasing volumes.” Topics : The Semarang administration offered investors five infrastructure projects worth a total of Rp 17.13 trillion (US$1.15 billion) in a business forum opened on Wednesday, as it seeks to develop the Central Java capital amid the ongoing health crisis.During the 14th Semarang Business Forum, Mayor Hendrar “Hendi” Prihadi promoted, among other projects, a light rail transit project estimated to be worth Rp 14.76 trillion, waste-to-energy plant (PSEL) in Jatibarang subdistrict worth Rp 1.2 trillion and an underpass in the city’s Simpang Lima traffic circle worth Rp 850 billion.“For investors making a deal to invest in Semarang today, we are ready to give discounts for BPHTB [land and building rights acquisition tax] and PBB [land and building tax],” Hendi said in a virtual talk on Wednesday.The promotion of the investment opportunities comes as Semarang falls short of its investment target this year of more than Rp 35 trillion. The city administration recorded only around Rp 5 trillion in investment in the first half of the year.“It is clear we cannot meet our target,” Hendi said.The COVID-19 pandemic has battered the country’s economy and investment, including in Semarang, worsening the government’s struggle to attract investors.Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) data showed that Indonesia recorded Rp 191.9 trillion in investment in the second quarter this year, 4.3 percent lower year-on-year (yoy) than the same period last year. Domestic investment fell 1.4 percent yoy and foreign direct investment fell 6.9 percent yoy.
Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been tipped to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal this summer, according to former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell.Aubameyang has arguably been Arsenal’s most important player over the past two seasons and has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.While less prolific, French forward Lacazette has also been a key figure at the Emirates over the last few years, with 45 goals in 114 games.Despite their influence at Arsenal, both Aubameyang and Lacazette have been heavily linked with moves ahead of the summer transfer window and Campbell reckons they will leave.ADVERTISEMENT‘I just don’t think Arsenal are in a position to keep [Aubameyang],’ the former Gunners striker said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I can’t see us being able to offer him anything like we think we could.‘We’re not in a great position ourselves and I think he’s one of the assets we can cash in on because there are going to be other positions in the team that need addressing. Advertisement Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will hope to convince the duo to stay (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t think it’s [the club or Aubameyang] trying to cause an impasse, I just think it’s timing. The timing is so, so wrong for Arsenal.‘Obviously with a new manager again with Mikel Arteta, he’s come in and he’s having to think on his feet, he’s having to learn on the job.‘He’s done some good things and obviously there are things that are going to need to be addressed.‘But this is probably the biggest challenge for Mikel Arteta right now in his Arsenal managerial tenure and I don’t think he’s going to be able to keep Aubameyang.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 know what, I think Aubameyang and Lacazette are going to go. I think both of them will go. I’m a straight talker and I say it as I see it.‘Aubameyang they can get something for, I think Lacazette, the way Arteta wants to play, doesn’t really fit the system.‘So I think there’s going to be a lot of change.’MORE: Arsenal transfer target James told to ‘run away’ from Real MadridMORE: Arsenal cleared to re-sign Ceballos by Real Madrid manager Zidane Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal this summer, predicts Kevin Campbell Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Apr 2020 5:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link264Shares
Former Arsenal forward Wright was speaking with Stadium AstroThe Republic of Ireland midfielder was feared by opponents and team-mates alike and Wright claims his uncompromising presence in the middle of the park is what ‘drove’ the Red Devils during this period.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The most intense I’ve played against would probably have to be Roy Keane,’ Wright told Stadium Astro.‘Roy Keane was really intense. There was no let-up in his manner on the pitch when he was on there with Manchester United and this is why they won so much. This is why they were so revered. This is why they were so great.‘Because he was a captain that didn’t let anybody rest on their laurels and he drove that team for many years. ‘He was majorly intense on the pitch.’ Keane and Wright were colleagues at the 2018 World Cup (Picture: ITV)‘He said, “Okay, Wrighty. See you at 1:15.” I said, “No problem, I’ve just got to go and do some stuff”. So I had to go and do that, I got there at 1:17, I was waiting in the lobby, I phoned and said, “Roy, okay, I’m here”. ‘And he said, “Wrighty, 1.15 is 1:15, I’m not coming”. ‘I laughed because I thought he was only messing about but he said, “Wrighty, I’m not coming”. He hung up the phone and I never saw him until the evening. ‘And as soon as I saw him he done one of those cheeky smiles he’s got and he said, “This is why Man United was so successful, we done what had to be done on time, we done what we needed to do”.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘And that’s what made me think with Roy Keane is that to be under him, under his stewardship as a captain, he would take nothing in respect of failure.‘What I like about Roy Keane and anybody that knows him or spends any time with him, obviously he doesn’t suffer any fools, but I’ve never seen anybody who loves football and speaks about football as much as he does. ‘He’ll tell you about a player in League Two, a left-back somewhere, he loves it. ‘The fact is, when he’s off camera he’s just a very serious man, he’s a serious bloke, he doesn’t deal with foolishness. I cannot stop laughing when I’m in his presence, the way he shuts people down and shuts things off, it just makes me laugh all the time, I just love being around him.’Is Roy Keane the greatest captain in Premier League history?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Alexandre Lacazette joins Arsenal fans in urging Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contractMORE: Wes Brown wants Manchester United to sign Jadon Sancho and compares transfer target to Cristiano Ronaldo Advertisement Advertisement Ian Wright says Manchester United legend Roy Keane was the most ‘intense’ player he ever faced Wright says Keane is the most ‘intense’ player he ever faced (Picture: Getty)Wright recently told the story of how Keane made an example of him for being two minutes late when they were working together for ITV’s coverage of the 2018 World Cup. ‘For me he was the best captain in the Premier League,’ Wright told BBC Sport in April. ‘What he ushered in with the Class of ’92, with the great players around him, the consistency of his performances without compromising exactly what he was about in respect of the way he sees the game and his principles an his morals. Honestly, I’ve got so much admiration for Roy Keane.‘I have to say, we were at the World Cup together and I was thinking, “Oh my gosh, we’re really cool mates, it’s fine” and I remember there was this one time I asked Roy if he wanted to go to lunch, because we had breakfast then we’d go for lunch. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 9:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link265Shares Roy Keane was Manchester United captain from 1997 to 2005 (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has revealed that Manchester United great Roy Keane was the most ‘intense’ player he ever did battle with on a football pitch. The ex-England striker played with and against some of the finest footballers of his generation, emerging from non-league obscurity to cement a legendary status with Arsenal in the Premier League.However, Wright won the title just once thanks in part to United’s domination in the late 1990s and Keane, who many regard as the greatest captain of the Premier League era, was instrumental in their success.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno praises Chelsea for signing Timo Werner Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jun 2020 5:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.4kShares Comment RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is on the verge of joining Chelsea (EPA)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has praised Chelsea’s decision to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Frank Lampard’s side are on the verge of completing a £53 million deal for the Germany international, who has agreed a contract worth around £170,000 a week to move to Stamford Bridge.Liverpool had appeared to be on course to sign the striker, who had even held talks with Jurgen Klopp about a switch to Anfield, before Chelsea moved ahead of their Premier League rivals.Leno, meanwhile, has played alongside Werner with Germany’s national team, while both players came through Stuttgart’s academy.ADVERTISEMENTAnd the Arsenal goalkeeper begrudgingly admits that Chelsea’s attack will be stronger with Werner in the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I get on very well with Timo. He is very welcome in London,’ Leno told Sky Sports Germany. Advertisement Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno believes Timo Werner will strengthen Chelsea (Getty Images)‘I would be happy for him, Chelsea is a great choice, no question about it.‘The Premier League is faster, more physical. But I think he’s good for it. Timo is an extremely fast player.‘With his qualities and killer instinct, I’m afraid I have to say, he could be strengthening Chelsea.’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 CityMeanwhile, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Timo Werner will leave the club.When asked about Werner’s future before RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Friday evening, Nagelsmann told DAZN: ‘I do not expect Timo to be here next season.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jun 2020 8:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link64Shares Tony Cascarino slams Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and sends transfer message to Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta has been urged to sell senior members of his Arsenal squad (Picture: Sky Sports)Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has slammed Hector Bellerin, claiming the Arsenal star is ‘not a great defender’, and told Mikel Arteta to sell several ‘senior’ players this summer.Bellerin is closing in on 200 appearances for the Gunners and has developed into a fans’ favourite at the Emirates since joining the club from Barcelona in 2011.But Cascarino – who played for the likes of Chelsea, Celtic, Marseille and Ireland during his career – has never rated the Spaniard.Bellerin has played 90 minutes of both of Arsenal’s matches since the Premier League returned last week, with Arteta’s side losing to Manchester City and Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Their right-back position is a problem. Hector Bellerin is not a good right-back for me,’ Cascarino told talkSPORT.‘He’s quick, he’s pleasing on the eye. I don’t think he’s a great defender, I never have done.‘But who’s putting pressure on him? [Ainsley] Maitland-Niles has become a sort of wing-back, but he’s not going to do it. Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has slammed Hector Bellerin (Picture: Getty)‘On the other side, they’re fine. [Bukayo] Saka can play left-back, [Kieran] Tierney can play left-back, no problem.’With Arsenal seemingly set to miss out on Champions League qualification for another season, Cascarino believes Arteta should oversee a reshuffle this summer and sell a number of players.‘They’ve got no goals in midfield, it’s all top-heavy with [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Nicolas] Pepe, [Gabriel] Martinelli – those type of forwards,’ he added.‘I personally think until they get a team ethic in that club and that means everyone contributing – defenders contributing, midfielders and forwards – that club is going to stand still.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‘There have got to be some huge decisions made by Arteta over senior members of his squad that he’s going to have to get out the door.‘Even if it makes them a slightly poorer side, he has to make big calls on certain players.’Arsenal, who are currently tenth in the Premier League, face Southampton on Thursday evening.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Peter Crouch explains why Mikel Arteta should be ‘concerned’ about Arsenal youngsterMORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals how he reacted to Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement
December 13, 2015 Human Services, The Blog After years of reductions in human services funding, the 2015-16 budget agreement takes significant steps to reverse course and move Pennsylvania forward.Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a budget framework based on compromises reached in discussions with the Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania House.Governor Tom Wolf is proud to announce that the achievements in this budget are especially significant for human services agencies on the state and local level. These agencies have been in desperate need of help so that they can continue to carry out assistance for some of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, disabled persons, and victims of abuse and sexual assault.The 2015-16 budget includes:Assistance for county human service programs. An increase of $28 million works to restore a third of damaging human services cuts from the prior administration. The administration is committed to restoring the remaining two thirds within the next two years.Maximized use of federal funds. By fully utilizing increased federal funds, this budget avoids devastating cuts across all human service agencies and will leverage $680 million in funding that will be phased in over the next two years.Increased funding for programs that allow individuals to stay in their homes or community-based setting. The 2015-16 budget increases funds for autism and intellectual disability programs, to continue to reduce waiting lists and provide services for over 1,000 people; increases funds for home and community based services, to allow over 2,850 seniors to age in place and approximately 1,800 people with disabilities to remain in their homes; launches a three-year managed care initiative to avoid unnecessary nursing home placements.Aid for victims of abuse and assault. This budget increases funding for Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis centers. By: Ted Dallas, Secretary of Human Services Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: In the Compromise Budget, A Restoration of Human Services Funding
Statement Regarding Governor Wolf’s Prostate Cancer Treatment Statement Harrisburg, PA – Jeff Sheridan, Governor Wolf’s press secretary, released the following statement:“Tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf will have an outpatient procedure as part of his previously announced prostate cancer treatment. He will be spending Tuesday and Wednesday at his home and return to the office on Thursday.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 13, 2016
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter March 08, 2017 On “Jobs that Pay” Tour in Allentown, Governor Wolf Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Budget Investment in Pennsylvania’s Economy Jobs That Pay, Press Release Allentown, PA – Today, Governor Wolf toured Vastex International in Allentown and hosted a roundtable discussion with Vastex employees and local leaders focused on budget initiatives that will support a new way for Pennsylvania’s economy and job creation. Vastex is a family-owned textile screen printing business that plans to expand their operations to the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park with the help of a state loan.“As a former business owner, I know that the commonwealth can help set the table for robust private sector growth to create and retain good jobs while strengthening the middle class,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I’ve traveled the commonwealth to talk to businesses like Vastex about how we can help them thrive. I applaud Vastex for committing to growing their business right here in Pennsylvania.”In July of 2016, Vastex was approved for a Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority $1,205,000, 15-year loan at 2.25 percent, for the first seven years, to acquire 8.25 acres in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII to construct a 45,000-square-foot building. The total project cost is projected to be $3,750,000, and will create eight new jobs and retain 23 existing positions.“Manufacturing Vastex screen printing machinery in Pennsylvania was a strategic decision for us 20 years ago because, unlike other states we considered, Pennsylvania was by far the most business-friendly, and today that’s even truer than ever,” said Vastex President Mark Vasilantone. “The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority is helping to continue our expansion by providing funding for our new manufacturing plant, which will employ more great PA residents from the start and more as we grow. We cannot thank Governor Wolf and the legislature enough for supporting the PIDA program, and for personally joining us here at Vastex to celebrate this milestone in our 57 year history.”Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.