COVID-19: IKEA Indonesia temporarily shuts flagship store

first_imgThe furniture giant would ensure the best possible outcome following the closure of its flagship store in Alam Sutera, she added.IKEA Indonesia, which is a subsidiary of publicly-listed retail company PT Hero Supermarket, had previously been allowed to maintain its operations, as it was considered a business providing essential products.However, concerns were raised over what appeared to be a large number of visitors in video footage depicting a packed parking lot at the Alam Sutera store, which went viral on social media on Sunday.Dan ini bagaimana??? pic.twitter.com/9ksZpzd52J— Fathimah Aza (@IffahAlqadrie) May 9, 2020Another video shows visitors lining up for temperature checks at the entrance of the store on Saturday.Suasana antrean masuk IKEA Alam Sutera, Pinang, Kota Tangerang, yang ramai untuk pemeriksaan suhu tubuh pengunjung sebelum masuk gedung. Selama PSBB, IKEA Alam Sutera beroperasi dari pukul 11.00 hingga 20.00 WIB. pic.twitter.com/CWazIvbfL6— About Tangerang (@AboutTNG) May 9, 2020 “The number of visitors is relatively low compared to what we’ve recorded under normal circumstances. The queue took place at the store’s entrance where visitors lined up for temperature checks yesterday,” Ririn said. The number of its online customers had increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, she added.Ririn went on to say that IKEA had implemented various measures to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection among visitors and employees, such as providing access to hand sanitizer and ensuring a safe physical distance.The Banten provincial administration imposed PSBB on Tangerang regency and municipality from April 18 to May 3.As of Sunday, Tangerang confirmed 209 COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths linked to the disease. Overall, 14,265 people have been recorded as infected in Indonesia, with 991 dead.The second IKEA store in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java, remains open, according to Ririn.“It is still open for the time being. We’re still considering our steps,” she said.Topics : Sweden-based furniture retailer IKEA has temporarily shut its store in Tangerang, Banten, over concern that the outlet could be a place of COVID-19 transmission while public authorities are enforcing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the region.IKEA Indonesia spokeswoman Ririn Basuki confirmed to The Jakarta Post that the company had agreed to close down its first brick-and-mortar store in the country following a request from local authorities to comply with the region’s PSBB.“IKEA prioritizes the health and safety of our visitors and workers by complying with government regulations, including the PSBB,” Ririn told the Post.last_img read more

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Paul Merson tells Arsenal to launch transfer move for former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 10 Feb 2020 11:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link261Shares Comment Former Chelsea defender Ake joined Bournemouth four years ago (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal need to hit the ground running [next season] and everybody needs to know their jobs in the team.’Former Crystal Palace and Republic of Ireland forward Clinton Morrison added: ‘They need another centre half and a holding midfielder.‘Nathan Ake could go in there, he’s a really good player.’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 CityIn his first transfer window as Arsenal manager, Arteta signed defensive duo Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Cedric Soares from Premier League rivals Southampton.Arsenal have won just three games since Arteta replaced Unai Emery in December and face Newcastle United next weekend.The Gunners are currently tenth in the table, ten points below fourth-placed London rivals Chelsea.MORE: Unai Emery slams Arsenal players: ‘Some did not have a good attitude’MORE: Juventus preparing to sell Aaron Ramsey just year after Arsenal transfer Paul Merson believes Arsenal should sign Nathan Ake (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson believes Arsenal should attempt to sign former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth this summer.Netherlands international Ake, 24, has emerged as one of Bournemouth’s most important players since signing from Chelsea four years ago.He initially impressed on loan in Eddie Howe’s side before signing on a permanent basis for a club record £20million.Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for their former player and Merson reckons Ake would be a welcome addition at his former club Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENTAsked which areas Mikel Arteta should be looking to strengthen ahead of the summer transfer window, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘They need a centre half and a world-class holding midfielder.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think Arsenal need to play with a back three. They’re not good enough as defenders to play as a four.‘Ake has pace and he’s played in England for a while, so if you brought him in for next season he’s not a player who will need time to get used to the league for six months. Paul Merson tells Arsenal to launch transfer move for former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Liverpool and Man Utd star Michael Owen names the three best strikers in Premier League history

first_imgMichael Owen has named the three best strikers in Premier League history (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen has named Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Luis Suarez as the three best strikers in Premier League history.England legend Shearer remains the Premier League’s top goalscorer, having amassed 260 goals in a brilliant career which saw him thrive at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.Henry currently sits sixth in the all-time list of goalscorers, with his tally of 175 seeing him become Arsenal’s top goalscorer and one of the most popular forwards in the Premier League.Suarez only spent four seasons at Liverpool but still reached 82 goals from his 133 appearances and Owen says the Barcelona hero was ‘out of this world’ during his time at Anfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked to name his top-three Premier League strikers, England legend Owen told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘My all-time top three Premier League strikers?‘You’d have to say Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry as the stand-out two.‘And then, in terms of absolute quality and players I’ve enjoyed watching, I thought Luis Suarez was out of this world at Liverpool. Former Liverpool and Man Utd star Michael Owen names the three best strikers in Premier League history Former Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer (Picture: Getty)‘He’s in the top-three for me but Shearer and Henry are way ahead of everyone else.’Owen established himself as one of the best strikers in world football at Liverpool before playing for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City.Earlier this month, Manchester City and Argentina superstar Sergio Aguero said watching Owen made him want to play in the Premier League.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 CityAguero said: ‘When I was a kid, I looked up to Michael Owen. I’ve always said it. Even in my book.‘I like him because he’s small. He had the number 10 just like in my club and he played as a forward.‘So I told myself if a small player like him is doing well in the Premier league then I could make it too. Imagine that I was only a kid. I was 9-10 years old.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Owen Hargreaves makes bold Liverpool and Man Utd claim over ‘special case’ Jadon SanchoMORE: Michael Owen defends Liverpool after Sir Alex Ferguson blamed them for his injuries Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 May 2020 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Thomas Partey spoke glowingly about new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka during transfer talks

first_imgAdvertisement Comment The Ghanaian midfielder is really excited to link up with his new club (Picture: Getty Images)Thomas Partey believes he can build an excellent midfield relationship alongside Granit Xhaka at Arsenal and spoke glowingly about the Swiss star during transfer talks, according to reports.The Gunners pulled off a remarkable deadline-day swoop for Partey, activating his £45million release clause and quickly hammering out the deal before the window closed on Monday.Partey has shone for Atletico Madrid in recent seasons – and was particularly outstanding against Liverpool in the Champions League – and Arsenal believe they have landed a genuine world-class talent. Advertisement Arsenal bypassed Atletico and deposited Partey’s release clause with La Liga (Picture: Getty)Although technical director Edu has been praised for his role in completing the deal, Arsenal actually first registered an interest in Partey several years ago when head of international scouting Francis Cagigao was still at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Athletic, it was the now axed scouting supremo who led the pursuit of Partey and actually spoke to him at length over lunch.They discussed his style of play and preferred position, with Partey ‘talking admiringly’ about Xhaka and outlining his belief that they could form a strong midfield partnership for Arsenal.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 ArsenalThe 27-year-old’s preference is to play as part of a pair of deep-lying midfielders alongside Xhaka and he is confident he can dovetail nicely with the Switzerland international.Mikel Arteta could therefore slot Partey straight into his current side, with Mohamed Elneny the man losing out, though it has been suggested that the Spanish coach will now alter his midfield following the arrival of the Ghanaian.center_img Xhaka is a player Partey admires and believes he could work well with (Picture: Getty)The back three formation – which only accommodates two central midfielders – has been used more out of necessity and Arteta is keen to switch to a 4-3-3 formation, with Partey and Xhaka likely accompanied by Dani Ceballos in a new-look approach.Partey completed his medical and signed his contract with Arsenal in Madrid before flying off straight away on international duty with Ghana, with the midfielder set to link up with his new teammates for the first time next week.MORE: Lucas Torreira sends message to Thomas Partey over Arsenal transferMORE: Arsenal respond to Mesut Ozil’s incredible Gunnersaurus offerFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Thomas Partey spoke glowingly about new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka during transfer talks Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 12:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.6kShareslast_img read more

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A healthy environment is everybody business, says Mr. Prevost

first_img Share 40 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews A healthy environment is everybody business, says Mr. Prevost by: – June 7, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Student of the St. Mary’s Academy participating in this morning road march with a placardThe Ministry of Health Environmental Department held a very succesful  road march with fifteen primary schools on island in an effort to create awareness on the eradication of mosquitoes, flies, rats and cockroaches.The theme of the march was “Healthy Environments, Healthy People” which was chanted by the students through the streets as they marched.Chief Environmental Officer Mr. Anthony Scotland encouraged the students to declare war on rats, mice, mosquitos, and flies. He also urged them to dispose of garbage properly as this increases the number of vectors which spreads diseases.Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency Honourable Norris Prevost who marched through the streets with the students, encouraged them to keep their environments clean.“If a healthy environment is everybody’s business then each of us must become an environmental health officer and make everyday an environmental health day. ”Mr. Prevost also made a call to our City Council and Government to restore in the city of Roseau the cleaning and washing down of the streets every day as well as the collection of garbage everyday which will assist in declaring war on vectors.Mr. Jeno Jacob of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Co-oporation also urged the students to keep our environments clean, to dispose of garbage in a proper manner and to take the message home to their parents.[nggallery id=42]The students had a fun time marching through the streets while chanting a remix of the popular song “Hold your distance” by Asa Banton of Grandbay.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/24779525[/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Richard “Easy” Pickens

first_imgRichard “Easy” Pickens, age 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday October 29, 2018.  He was born on August 18, 1934 the son of the late Bruce Pickens and Marquerite (Risk) Pickens Winters in Orange County Indiana.  He moved to Osgood and grew up being raised by step father Clifford and Marquerite Winters. He graduated from Osgood High School and enjoyed representing the Osgood Cowboys on the basketball floor.“Easy” worked in the manufacturing field for years around Cincinnati and Osgood.   In 1992 he moved to Indianapolis and worked with his brother Donald.  The two of them managed several different properties around Indianapolis before retiring last fall.He is survived by significant other Fran Fischer, brothers; Donald Pickens of Indianapolis and Larry (Carol) Winters of Osgood, son Mark Pickens,  several grandchildren and  great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by son Kevin and daughter Lori, and brothers Henry and Gene Winters.Visitation will be held on Friday November 2, 2018 from 12-2 pm., with Funeral services being held at 2:00 pm. all at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood.  Burial will follow at Cliff Hill cemetery in Versailles.  Memorials can be given to Osgood Museum in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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Hughes charged by FA

first_img Hughes was sent to the stands in his side’s 5-1 Barclays Premier League loss at St James’ Park. A FA statement read: “Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been charged by The FA following his side’s game at Newcastle United yesterday. “It is alleged that his behaviour in or around the 40th minute of the fixture amounted to improper conduct. “Hughes has until January 2, 2014 to respond to the charge.” If he accepts the charge or is found guilty, Hughes faces a financial penalty in a standard case and no touchline ban. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was punished similarly for his dismissal against Cardiff earlier this season. Hughes’ charge relates to his conduct on the touchline and not his post-match comments. The Welshman was ordered from the dug-out after he reacted in fury to the dismissal of midfielder Glenn Whelan, and he was still making his way to his new vantage point when defender Marc Wilson followed inside three dreadful first-half minutes with the visitors leading 1-0. Whelan picked up two yellow cards, the first for kicking the ball away and clashing with Yohan Cabaye after being penalised for a foul on Moussa Sissoko, and the second for a foul on Cabaye. Wilson followed for hauling down Loic Remy inside the box and although goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen saved the resulting spot-kick, the writing was on the wall for the numerically-disadvantaged Potters. Following the match, Hughes hit out at referee Martin Atkinson. He said: “From one of our arguably most senior referees, I was absolutely dismayed by his performance, to be perfectly honest. “We were very much in control of the game and then the referee makes a couple of decisions which change the course of the game. “We all say, managers, players, everybody, that you just want the referees to make decisions that are correct and make the key decisions that don’t have a direct impact on the result. “Unfortunately, some of Martin’s decisions today had a direct impact on the result.” Press Association Stoke boss Mark Hughes has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his touchline dismissal at Newcastle on Thursday.last_img read more

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Newcastle and Norwich fined over melee

first_img Press Association “Norwich, who had a similar breach earlier this season, denied the charge, which was subsequently found proven, and were fined £30,000. “Both clubs were warned as to their future conduct.” The incident happened after Magpies striker Loic Remy and Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson clashed off the ball, with referee Chris Foy showing both players a red card. Both clubs appealed against the dismissals but while Johnson’s claim was upheld, Remy’s was rejected and he will serve the second match of his three-game ban at Chelsea on Saturday. The two clubs were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour in or around the 82nd minute of a goalless Barclays Premier League draw at Carrow Road on January 28. An FA statement said: “Newcastle admitted the charge and accepted the standard penalty of £20,000, which includes a third-off for admitting. center_img Newcastle and Norwich have both been fined and warned as to their future conduct, the Football Association has announced.last_img read more

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Premier League Clubs Given Permission to Play Friendlies

first_imgFriendlies can be played at either stadiums or training grounds.However, the Premier League has outlined a number of conditions such as negative Covid-19 tests being returned by players involved.Measures have also been put in place ensure hygiene and social distancing rules are adhered to which include:Championship clubs have reportedly already been approached about games and BBC Sport understands that the EFL will issue guidance to clubs on this later in the week.Upon the resumption, some games could take place at neutral venues and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live he “would love” to play their home games at Anfield.“We will not have the help from the crowd but no team will have that so where is the advantage? Whoever we play it is the same situation which is why I’m not too worried about it,” said Klopp.“We have tried to simulate the situation by training in the stadium and getting used to it.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The English Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches, with strict restrictions, before the restart on June 17.Top-flight sides made requests to face other teams in preparation for the league’s return, which was accepted, according to UK’s The Telegraph.Premier League leaders Liverpool held an 11-a-side game in training at Anfield on Monday.last_img read more

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Zew’s Crew of ‘Dos

first_imgIt’s Friday morning, and the excitement and anticipation is building. As the University of Wisconsin football team gathers for the final team meeting before game day, players wonder amongst themselves what it will look like. No, not the game plan or scouting report for the following day’s game. The players are waiting for the answer to a question concerning a secret almost as well kept as the contents of the Nuclear Football: What will he do this week?Mark Zalewski walks into the now nearly full room and the hair-raising answer is plain for everyone to see.If you were in Camp Randall Stadium either of the past two weeks, as the players ran off the field, something probably caught your eye. There was Zalewski, helmet in hand running off the field, one of three linebackers sporting a fresh Mohawk.What began four weeks ago as a way to take a new look into the Big Ten season, quickly became a contest of sorts among Zalewski and fellow starting linebackers Jonathan Casillas and DeAndre Levy.”Usually on Thursdays, me and Jonathan get our haircut, just as a ritual,” Levy explained. “We decided to do something different, so we said, ‘Get a Mohawk.’ We had been kinda thinking about it, just joking around with it, but we just did it one day, and it carried over.””Heading into Big Ten play, we wanted a little different look, a linebacker thing, kind of have a trademark,” Casillas said.It took very little convincing to get Zalewski, or “Zew” as he is called by teammates and fans, to go along with the idea.”Those guys mentioned it, and I was in with it. It’s just kind of a fun thing to do,” Zalewski said.That first week, the linebackers had some company in the hairstyle, as Levy said about 10 other teammates sported the look. Eventually, only the linebackers persevered.Understandably so, as living up to any of the three linebackers’ hairdos would be a difficult feat.Just as no two players are the same, neither are two sculpted heads of hair. Casillas sports an adapted Mr. T-hawk with designs shaved into the hair on either side. Levy has gone the route of a Shawne Merriman-esque Mohawk and also shaved designs in his head. And Zalewski’s look has gone above and beyond the other two, almost defying comparison.The best description, however, would be a hybrid of former University of Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth’s Mohawk and Dennis Rodman’s color combinations.”I’m trying to keep up with Zew,” Casillas said. “I mean, we started out with regular Mohawks and then he tries to throw the pink in, then the red in, then it was yellow, then it was raccoon-like.”I try to get the designs in my head, try to keep up with him. He’s ahead of everyone right now,” Casillas continued, adding he may add the numbers 723 in homage to the area code of his native New Brunswick, N.J.Levy has gone about as far as he wants to go right now.”That’s too far,” Levy said when asked if he would ever dye his ‘do.”[Casillas] has been trying to talk me into that for the past couple weeks, but I’m not ready for words or numbers in there,” Levy finished.The Mohawk has become the specialty haircut of choice recently, with pro football players Chad Johnson and Merriman having them as well as Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski.Ask any Badger, though, and you will find they think Zalewski’s beats the others by more than a just a hair.”I think Zew tops them all. He has put spots, stripes; he’s bleached it completely white,” Levy said. “I think Zew is up there, though; no one else has done what he has.” Just like the game plan on the field, the hair plan evolves from week to week.”It just kind of happens on the spot,” Levy said of the weekly changes. “The first couple times [Levy and Casillas] did it, Lance Kendricks came in, and we just showed him places to cut. Last couple weeks, Josh Neal has been brainstorming while we cut.”Zalewski also has his own personal barber, UW defensive lineman Mark Gorman.”I named Mark Gorman my stylist, and every week now we scheme up together and see what colors to go with,” Zalewski said.”Nope, nope,” refused Zalewski when asked for a preview of what might be coming this week against Purdue. “You gotta wait ’til Saturday, game day, to see. Thursday night we do it.”This means the team and the rest of the world gets its first eagerly anticipated look at the fresh hairdos Friday at the team meeting.”You look at the team and you say, ‘Who are those three weird-looking guys with the Mohawks?'” Casillas said.Those are the UW linebackers — Zew’s ‘Do Crew.last_img read more

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