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Ride-hailing giants, Gojek and Grab, are in talks about a possible merger, a report said, citing sources.The report, as quoted by Tech in Asia, also stated that the start-ups were still discussing their respective valuations and post-merger shareholdings.Singapore-based Grab has told some of its investors that Gojek expects a 50-50 share while Grab wants overall control of the merged company across Southeast Asia. “There are no plans for any sort of merger and recent media reports regarding discussions of this nature are not accurate,” Gojek spokesperson told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Read also: Biggest Japan bank kicks off new era with $700 million Grab betMeanwhile, Grab has yet to comment on the report.It is estimated that after the merger, Grab and Gojek could make US$16.7 billion in annual revenue and hit a valuation of $72 billion by 2025, which will potentially improve the prospects for an initial public offering (IPO).According to the E-conomy SEA 2019 report by technology giant Google, Singaporean holding company Temasek and consultancy Bain & Company, ride hailing in the region has grown six fold since 2015 and is projected to reach $18 billion of gross merchandise value (GMV) in 2025.Both app giants offer wide-ranging services aiming to fulfill everyday daily needs such as a food delivery service, package delivery and e-payment services, among other things.Topics :
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services, Press Release, Public Health, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas visited two Centers of Excellence today to discuss the significant strides made in the 2016-17 budget to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic in Pennsylvania. The Wolf Administration successfully secured the necessary funding for DHS to open 20 Centers of Excellence (COEs) statewide by October 1, 2016.“I am thrilled that by working with Republicans and Democrats, we have achieved this level of funding for our fight against this public health crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “Now that this year’s budget is complete, it is imperative that we all continue working together to focus on Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic. While the budget allows us to expand treatment for individuals suffering from addiction, we can and should do more to address this matter that is plaguing all of our communities. My administration will keep its focus on this issue and I will continue preparing for the upcoming special session.”“The Centers for Excellence will provide vital, potentially life-saving coordination of care for Pennsylvanians struggling with the disease of addiction,” said Secretary Dallas. “Rather than just treating a person’s addiction, DHS will treat the entire patient through team-based treatment, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care and, when necessary, evidence-based medication assisted treatment. As our strategy involves both behavioral therapy and FDA-approved medication that individuals take to help curb cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms, it can improve the odds of recovery.”Governor Wolf and Secretary Dallas visited the Penn Foundation in Sellersville and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.“Addiction has become a leading killer of young adults. Each day, a staggering number of people die from causes linked to the disease,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “As part of our commitment to the community, Jefferson Health has clinical and research efforts, and designated support programs that are dedicated to combatting this epidemic. Programs such as Jefferson’s Narcotic Addict Rehabilitation Program and Maternal Addiction Treatment Education & Research are able to succeed in their goals of making treatment accessible to those in need thanks to the leadership and support of Governor Wolf. We are pleased to be a recipient of the Center of Excellence funding, and our passionate staff will continue to aid patients in their road to recovery.”“Penn Foundation is pleased to be named an Opioid Treatment Center of Excellence. Penn Foundation has always strived to provide integrated, holistic, and coordinated care to individuals and families impacted by substance use, mental health, and chronic health issues, offering them the support they need for their recovery process to occur in all aspects of their life, said Wayne A. Mugrauer, MPA, President & CEO of the Penn Foundation. “We look forward to working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help transform the service delivery system, especially amidst public health concerns regarding the increasing rates of opioid dependency.”The current path of treatment for people who have opioid-related substance use disorders can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The links between behavioral health treatment and physical health treatment are often broken or not made at all. This means people may drop out of treatment after they receive care for their physical symptoms, bypassing critical components of care such as behavioral therapies and connection to community supports that can lead to meaningful recovery from substance use disorder.The Centers of Excellence are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders though the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.The use of medication (like buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone), coupled with wrap-around supportive services, can prevent people from relapsing and improve their chances for recovery, ultimately driving the aforementioned statistics in the opposite direction.The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs will license the COEs as drug and alcohol providers that provide one of the three FDA-approved medications.DHS is currently working with its actuaries to determine whether additional COEs can be funded by analyzing the impact they will have on the physical and behavioral health Medicaid managed care rates.For more information about the Centers of Excellence, visit www.dhs.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 05, 2016 In Bucks County and Philadelphia, Governor Wolf Touts Strides Made in 2016-17 Budget to Combat Opioid Epidemic
PRIVATISATION of the Russian rail network has been ruled out by First Prime Minister B E Nemetsov, despite the drastic cost-saving programme imposed in July (RG 9.97 p575). Emphasising that ’the economy of Russia will fully depend on whether or not the railways function efficiently’, he insisted the railways should continue as a state enterprise. But ancilliary activities such as workshops, design consultancies and medical and social institutions will be hived off.Restructuring of RZD’s regional management is continuing in line with last year’s proposals. All of the East Siberian Railway’s divisions have been abolished, as have three of the six at the Gorki Railway. GR President O Sharadze expects to make another 900 staff redundant before the end of this year. As part of the drive to improve commercial performance, the director of the Railway Development & Economics Department B Lapidus has unveiled a major investment programme. Fixed priority projects totalling US$8·2bn include construction of a new bridge across the Amur river in Khabarovsk, and completion of the 15 km Severomuisky tunnel on the Baikal – Amur Magistral, which is to be resurrected at a cost of US$1bn. The Khabarovsk – Ussurisk and St Petersburg – Murmansk routes are to be electrified, and the Moscow – St Petersburg – Helsinki line upgraded for 200 km/h. The Moscow – Krasnoye – Brest corridor will also be modernised.Vice-Minister of Railways E Podavashkin announced in August that RZD had approved an eight-year programme to modernise its communications network at a cost of US$1·8bn. As well as a 45000 km optic fibre network, satellite links costing US$200m are to be introduced by 1998 to cover the Siberian, Far Eastern and Kaliningrad regions. A subsidiary telecommunications company is to be set up, and Siemens and AT&T have been selected for work in the southwest and east of the country respectively. Spanish consultancy Ineco has been chosen to assist with construction of the first 140 km section of the planned RAO VSM high speed line between St Petersburg and Moscow. The contract includes stations at Obukhovo, Zharvoskaya and Melnikovo, together with connections to the October Railway, maintenance depots, and installation of 25 kV AC electrification, communications and safety systems. o
Dawn Approach failed to settle from very early on and Kevin Manning felt he had no option but to take up the running on the approach to Tattenham Corner, but the writing was on the wall some way out for the favourite. Ruler Of The World (7-1) showed a smart turn of foot to pass his stablemate Battle Of Marengo and go clear, but there were plenty in pursuit and with the gap closing at the line, Libertarian flashed home to claim second, with Galileo Rock in third. The distances were a length and a half and a short head. Ruler Of The World provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth Investec Derby and maintained his unbeaten record under Ryan Moore at Epsom – with favourite Dawn Approach well beaten. Moore said: “I wanted to be a bit closer, but I just didn’t get away very well and it was a very messy race. I had no option but to go on when I did, I knew he’d stay the trip very well but I got there a bit soon and he was very green. “He’s improved a lot from Chester and he’ll get further. He’s got a really likeable attitude. I knew the others were coming because I’d gone too early, but he really toughed it out and showed a very good attitude.” O’Brien added: “We’re just so lucky, we get these incredibly bred horses and even before they are mated the dream is for this to happen. The owners understand the game so much, they are given all the information and usually come up with a plan and we try and carry it out. “All the jockeys had their own plan and all the horses were doing their own thing and that is just the way it ended up. “This horse was impressive at Chester (winning the Chester Vase) and won like a very good horse. It’s incredible, we’re very privileged to be in the position we are.” Coolmore supremo John Magnier said: “Joseph had his choice (of what to ride from the Ballydoyle runners) and Aidan thought this horse was the next best. That’s why the Derby is such an interesting race, as it is all unfolding. “The weather has been so difficult, we haven’t really been on the grass much and if you try to find out everything at home, you are not going to win the Derby.” Press Association
A CorrespondentItanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment to prioritize the sports sector in the state. Khandu’s assertion came when 16 kick boxers from the state under the banner of Kickboxing Association of Arunachal (KAA) Arunachal called on him at his office here.The chief minister said his government would give its best for development of all sports in the state and lauded the KAA’s contribution in development of Kick boxing. He lauded the achievements of the players who brought laurels to the state in various national and international championships.Khandu extended his best wishes to the players from Arunachal who will be participating in the Wako Indian Open International Kick boxing Tournament-2020 slated to held in New Delhi from February 9 to 13. The KAA during the call on gave away appreciation letter to Khandu and also presented him a Kick boxing Jersey of the Association.Also Read: CMPVY scheme: Chief Minister Pema Khandu distributes POS machinesAlso Watch: AASU Activists waved Black Flag at Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika’s Convoy
(BBC) – A number of Premier League club doctors have raised a range of concerns with league bosses over plans to resume the season, BBC Sport has learned.One issue that the senior medics have sought assurances over includes their own liability and insurance cover if players contract the virus.The Premier League has also been asked to provide some clarity over medical protocols, testing and player welfare.The Premier League is hopeful of a potential 8 June resumption.The 20 club doctors have been holding their own discussions about Project Restart – the label given to plans to resume action – with a view to feeding their thoughts into the Premier League’s leadership.A Premier League source told the BBC that they viewed the move by the medics as a natural part of the process with clubs, and a means of reaching “the best possible set of protocols”.They also confirmed that the league was in talks with insurance companies over the issue of club and doctor liability, and that this would be brought up with government representatives this week.The Premier League is represented on a cross-sport working group of medical experts and public health officials which will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday.The panel is devising the health and hygiene measures that players, managers and club staff will be asked to agree to before full training and then competition can resume, but only if the government deems it safe to do so.The government is set to review its lockdown measures later this week, with the Premier League meeting to vote on the plans next Monday. A number of players and sports medics have already voiced their concerns about whether it is safe to return to action.Eamonn Salmon, the chief executive of the Football Medicine and Performance Association (FMPA), has told BBC Sport that opinion among doctors and physios at English football clubs regarding resumption plans was varied.Speaking last week, he said: “I guess the views of our members will be a kind of snapshot of society really.“There are those who think it can be done, there are those that are doubtful and there are those that probably suggest it is an impossible task.“We have to wait, this is a waiting game all the time, it is such a changing landscape and fluctuating on a day to day basis.“This is just the start in some respects, whatever proposals are put there it is then open to debate and for comment and opinion to feed into that.”If training is resumed before social distancing rules are relaxed, BBC Sport understands players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week and would be screened for symptoms every day.All tests would be carried out by health professionals at a drive-through NHS testing facility that each club would have access to. Training grounds will be optimised for social distancing and high hygiene levels.In Germany, where the Bundesliga is set to become the first major football league in Europe to return to competition, 10 positive results have been returned from 1,724 coronavirus tests from clubs in the top two divisions.Cubs have been training in groups and the tests are being taken before a planned return to training as teams.Measures including “the isolation of the affected person” have been taken, said the DFL.Top-flight side Cologne have had no further Covid-19 infections after three people tested positive last week.Bundesliga officials suggested resuming on 9 May but the government delayed the decision and a restart may now be on 16 or 23 May.
Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse discussed this season’s captaincy in the spring, the team determined it wanted one distinct leader.The Orange elected Kelsey Millman to be that voice.“She’s been one of the best captains I’ve ever had in my coaching career,” said head coach Ange Bradley, now in the 16th year of her head coaching career. “Kelsey is really good at bringing people together. She has the foresight and the ability to see a big picture.“I think that is why Kelsey is our captain.”Now in her senior season, Millman is the captain that the No. 1 Orange (12-0) envisioned, leading the team to an undefeated start. The forward initiates movement among her teammates, making her the most important part of the high-scoring SU offense. Millman leads the Orange with 21 points and is tied for the team lead with eight goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAside from her offensive duties, Millman sets an example for her younger teammates. And as the captain, her actions represent the Orange program as a whole.Luckily for Syracuse, Millman continued to play a sport that she wasn’t in love with when she started more than 10 years ago. She only picked up a field hockey stick because her older sister, Sarah, played.“I didn’t really like it that much at first and then just kept doing it because we would hang out together,” Millman said. “I was more of a soccer player.”Sarah said she and her sister — only a year apart from each other — were very competitive, always pushing the other to become a better player.The Millman sisters were teammates in middle school, at Southern Lehigh (Pa.) High School and for the X-Calibur Field Hockey Club in Pennsylvania.It wasn’t until her freshman year of high school that Millman realized she could play at the Division-I level. Her club team coach, she said, gave the players a list and had them highlight the D-I schools they would want to play for.Millman didn’t go highlighter-happy, but not because she was modest — she just didn’t know how talented she was.“I remember highlighting like two teams, not thinking it was a big deal,” Millman said. “Then she returned it back and she had highlighted like all of the Division-I teams. I had no clue.”Millman’s speed and skill set attracted a long list of schools before she eventually chose Syracuse. She then watched her future team go 22-2 and reach the final four in 2008, building up her excitement to join the program.Even though she decided on Syracuse before the 2008 season, Millman knew she was going to a talented team, her sister said.“I know for a fact that she picked Syracuse because it was going to be a school that she felt was going to get her as far in the NCAA tournament as possible,” said Sarah Millman, who played field hockey at American. “And she wanted to be on a team that was going to the final four and was going to be in the NCAAs every year. She picked the right team.”Millman didn’t earn a starting spot in her first two years with the Orange. Her first two seasons were a learning process, in which her older teammates taught her about forward movement and the press.Bradley said that two-year span was important for Millman’s development and understanding of how the team’s offense moves.Bradley also said that “5 o’clock happy hour with Steve” — as the team used to call it — was a great experience for Millman. During the winter of Millman’s sophomore year, she and teammate Heather Susek had a scheduling conflict and couldn’t make some of the team’s practices.The two would meet with assistant coach Steve Simpson for their own training session at J.S. Coyne Field to work on their shooting and technique.The individual technical development paid off for Millman. After coming off the bench her first two seasons, she exploded offensively as a starter during her junior season. She finished with 51 points, which ranked best in the Big East and 10th nationally.“I think last year was a really big confidence booster for me,” Millman said. “I really didn’t know how much potential I really had at the Division-I level until last year.”After her breakout season, Millman received plenty of respect from her teammates going into her senior year.Her SU teammates said Millman has the ideal personality for a captain. Regardless of the team’s diversity, Millman can bring all of the team’s personalities together. And as one of the oldest players on the Orange, it is now Millman’s turn to teach the younger players as her teammates taught her.It is a challenge to lead one of the nation’s top contenders, but Millman’s teammates say she has handled it with ease.“She always knows what to say to the team before we get on the field,” goaltender Leann Stiver said. “She’s very supportive of everything and she’s got a great mindset out there to lead our team to an undefeated season.” Comments Published on October 9, 2012 at 12:54 am Contact Phil: firstname.lastname@example.org | @PhilDAbb
Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) had its best offensive output in nearly two months on Saturday, but Wake Forest shredded the SU defense in a 64-43 Demon Deacons win in the Carrier Dome. For the first time in Dino Babers’ career as a head coach, his team entered the fourth quarter with a lead and lost. With two games left on the schedule, SU needs two wins to become bowl-eligible.Stock upRavian PiercePierce is the tight end SU and Babers have not had before. The junior college transfer has settled in as a solid third target alongside the receiving duo of seniors Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips. Pierce adds a new wrinkle to the Orange offense that defense cannot take lightly. Pierce finished Saturday with four catches for 52 yards but two of those receptions were for touchdowns and a third went for a first down.When SU’s offense clicks as it did in the first half, Pierce’s value is much more apparent. Both of Pierce’s touchdown catches came from play-action. If SU can maintain a decent rushing attack — it ran for 178 yards against Wake Forest — Pierce will only have a better chance to exploit slower linebackers and safeties.Moe NealThe sophomore running back has been an interesting case all season. He is one of the team’s best big-play threats but has struggled to earn consistent touches. Part of the reason could be because of junior Dontae Strickland’s pass-blocking skills. Yet Neal has said he’s fine with being patient until he gets his chance. On Saturday, he finished with 12 carries to Strickland’s nine, the first time he surpassed Strickland in that regard this year.Neal rushed for 86 yards, averaging 7.2 yards per carry. Strickland added a touchdown and 59 yards of his own. With the status of SU’s best rushing threat, junior quarterback Eric Dungey, still unknown for next week, that kind of production from the running backs will be imperative to continue offensive success.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSpecial TeamsBabers said last week that he needed sophomore receiver/return man Sean Riley to catch more punts. Riley caught two of Wake Forest’s four punts and didn’t allow SU to get pinned inside its own 20-yard line once. But his contribution was seen most on kickoffs, where he took five returns for a total of 121 yards, highlighted by a 38-yard return.SU’s special teams also came through with a massive play when redshirt junior defensive tackle Chris Slayton blocked a WFU extra-point attempt that would have tied the game. Instead, sophomore corner Scoop Bradshaw picked up the ball and returned it for two more SU points. The Orange didn’t score again.Stock downThe defenseSyracuse didn’t have its best player and offensive leader but still scored 43 points. That should always be enough to win at home, but it wasn’t because the SU defense had its worst showing since allowing 76 points to Pittsburgh in last season’s finale. Twenty-four of the 64 points SU surrendered came in the fourth quarter.Leading tackler Parris Bennett finished with only six total tackles. John Wolford, Wake Forest’s quarterback, amassed nearly 500 yards — 363 through the air and 136 more on the ground — and accounted for six touchdowns. Running back Matt Colburn II added two more scores and 237 yards. Much of WFU’s success running the ball came from SU’s failure to stop the run-pass option.Up next in a must-win game as Syracuse faces Louisville and one of the country’s most dynamic dual-threat quarterbacks, reigning Heisman Trophy-winner Lamar Jackson. A repeat defensive performance would almost certainly mean SU’s seniors will never play in a bowl game.Zack MahoneyThe fifth-year senior didn’t look like a backup quarterback during the first half, throwing for 297 yards and three touchdowns. The second half was different. Mahoney completed 11 passes after the game’s midway point and tossed two costly interceptions in the fourth quarter.On a crucial fourth down with six minutes left that was essentially a final chance for SU to climb back, SU pulled Mahoney, who had spiked his previous pass several yards short of his target. An ice-cold Rex Culpepper threw an incompletion and Wake Forest took over possession at SU’s 30-yard line.Mahoney re-entered the game on SU’s next drive but the brief benching said it all. He was not the quarterback he was in the first half and SU needed better. Mahoney could have to start again next week if Dungey is again unable to play.Devin C. ButlerPossibly the greatest flaw in SU’s offense is its depth after its top two wide receivers. Butler, a sophomore, is one of a few players who could remedy that problem. He got most of the snaps at the second outside receiver slot opposite Ishmael and finished Saturday with five catches for 49 yards. But he had two costly drops. Though it wasn’t the reason for the loss, SU will need Butler to step up in an amplified role if it wants to appear in a bowl game. Comments Published on November 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm Contact: email@example.com | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+
The Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, August 17, 2014 disqualified Rwanda from the qualifiers of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015.The decision followed a protest made by the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT) during the first leg match of the second round of qualifying played against Rwanda on 20 July 2014 in Pointe-Noire.The protest by Congo contested the eligibility of the player Birori Dady aligned with Rwanda, and plays for the AS Vita Club of Kinshasa with Congolese (DRC) passport as Etekiama Agiti Tady, and a different age.Following investigations by CAF and on the basis of documents provided by the federations of Rwanda, Congo and DR Congo, and hearing the player’s testimony on 11 August 2014 at CAF headquarters in Cairo, CAF established that the two identities only referred to a single person.While the Rwandan Football Federation (FERWAFA) maintained that to their knowledge the player Dady Birori had one identity, investigations revealed that he was summoned as Etekiama Agiti Tady by FERWAFA to join the national team of Rwanda.Based on these and other findings, the Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations in accordance with Article 41 of the regulations of the Africa Cup of Nations, and Articles 82 and 83.1 of CAF Disciplinary Code, decided as follows: 1. Immediately suspend the player Etekiama Agiti Tady / Birori Dady until further notice and ban him from playing for club and the national team2. Rwanda declared losers of No.37 against Congo, and consequently being eliminated from the competition3. Consign Congo to the group phase of the qualifiers of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Morocco in 2015 in Group A, as replacement for Rwanda4. Reserved the right to confirm the exact length of the player’s suspension and to impose additional sanctions if necessary at the next meeting of the Organising Committee scheduled for 17 September 20145. Urged players and stakeholders to regulate the situation of dual identity The decision of the Committee takes effect immediately and with option for appeal in accordance with the regulatory provisions in force in CAF Disciplinary Code.