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Govt to pay Rp 72 billion to influencers to boost tourism amid coronavirus outbreak


first_img”As much as Rp 98.5 billion will go to airlines and travel agencies to give discounts or other kinds of incentives. Around Rp 103 billion will go to the promotion budget and Rp 25 billion will be allocated for tourism activities and as much as Rp 72 billion will go to influencers,”The global COVID-19 outbreak has depressed the tourist industry, with Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan recently saying that the industry had lost an estimated US$ 500 million due to the tourists’ fears over the coronavirus.Airlangga said the government would also provide incentives for domestic tourists.“The government will give 30 percent discounts for 10 tourist destinations,” Airlangga said, adding that the discount would be enjoyed in March, April, and May. “If the program succeeds, it may be extended.”State-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina will also provide discounts for aviation fuel during the same time period, amounting to Rp 265.5 billion in value, he said.The government will also encourage people to visit 10 tourist destinations –  Toba Lake regency in North Sumatra, Yogyakarta, Malang in East Java, Manado in North Sulawesi, Bali, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Bangka Belitung, and Batam and Bintan in the Riau Islands – by waiving hotel and restaurant taxes.“In the future, the government will prepare other incentives that will follow the development of the coronavirus and its impacts on the economy in early or late April,” said Airlangga. (gis)Topics : The government is building up strategy to shield the tourist industry from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, including by allocating as much as Rp 72 billion (US$5.2 million) to pay influencers to promote the country. Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said paying influencers was among initiatives to boost demand in the tourist industry.“The government is allocating an additional Rp 298.5 billion to provide incentives for foreign tourists,” he told reporters on Tuesday after a closed-door meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.last_img read more


Granit Xhaka speaks out on ‘hatred’ from Arsenal fans after telling them to ‘f*** off’


first_imgXhaka stormed off the pitch (Picture: Visionhaus)‘These whistles against me, this hatred, that was brand new for me,’ Xhaka told Sport 1.‘What happened happened. You cannot undo it. Maybe it was a misunderstanding and both sides overreacted to some extent.‘But that’s done for me, you have to look ahead now, motivate yourself positively in the current situation and don’t get caught up in the negative.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‘As I wrote in my statement back then: As a team, the club and the fans, we should work together hand in hand towards the next game and the challenges ahead with mutual respect and in memory of what makes us love this game.’Hertha Berlin had put an offer on the table for Xhaka to move to the Bundesliga in January but he had already decided to stay in north London, despite the incident. Granit Xhaka speaks out on ‘hatred’ from Arsenal fans after telling them to ‘f*** off’ Comment Xhaka lost his cool (Picture: Visionhaus)Granit Xhaka admitted he’d never felt such ‘hatred’ directed towards him as he lost his cool and told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ earlier this season. Xhaka was taunted by supporters as he was substituted during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates last October and lost his temper.Reacting angrily, the Swiss international swore at the fans, removed his shirt and stormed off down the tunnel. Former Gunners boss Unai Emery stripped him of the captaincy after the incident and dropped him from the side. ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAbuse followed online for the midfielder, who released a statement attempting to explain his actions, and a January exit appeared inevitable. AdvertisementAdvertisementBut the 27-year-old has turned his Arsenal career around and has become a key figure under Mikel Arteta, who replaced Emery in December. And Xhaka is keen to move on from the early season incident and not ‘get caught up in the negative’. Advertisementcenter_img Xhaka has come back into the fold under Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘It was really no longer an issue for me,’ he added. ‘Yes, there was contact and also an offer, but in the end I decided to stay here in London.‘After three and a half years I did not cancel everything that I had built up.‘I am now concentrating on this with all my strength and motivation and hope that we can get back on the pitch soon.’Should Arsenal keep Granit Xhaka?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. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 Apr 2020 11:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link433Shares Advertisementlast_img read more


Young’s late blast steers WI to four-wicket win


first_imgNYEEM Young’s 33-ball 55, aided by significant contributions from Bhaskar Yadram, Emmanuel Stewart and Kirstan Kallicharan helped West Indies chase 279 as they beat Ireland by four wickets with 10 balls remaining in Lincoln.(Scores): West Indies U-19s 281 for 6 (Young 55*, Royal 3-59) beat Ireland U-19s 278 for 8 (Tector 69, Neville 2-52) by four wickets.Batting first, Ireland’s Mark Donegan and captain Harry Tector held the top-order together, making scores of 38 and 69 respectively, but it was Neil Rock at No. 6, who steered Ireland towards a 270-plus score with 91 off 101 balls.West Indies started their chase with a substantial opening partnership of 75 between Yadram (52 off 48 balls) and Kimani Melius, before Morgan Topping removed the former in the 13th over. West Indies then slipped to 103 for 3 before Stewart and Kallicharan added 62 runs for the fourth wicket, the partnership broken by a run-out.When Kallicharan fell to Tector for 46 in the 39th over, West Indies still needed 85 to win. But Young made his way to the crease and finished the chase within the next 10 overs, slamming eight fours and a six during his half-century. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more


Phantogram, Big Boi Headline Conquest


first_imgBig Boi and Phantogram will be the headliners of USC’s annual Conquest festival tonight, held to rally students before the UCLA rivalry football game this upcoming Saturday.Conquest!: The Ultimate Trojan Experience is a yearly event hosted by USC Concerts Committee, Office of Campus Activities, Undergraduate Student Government Program Board and Trojan Pride. It will be held on McCarthy Quad and give students the opportunity to come together and show their Trojan pride. Conquest will celebrate accomplishments in USC athletics and academics.This is the 11th annual Conquest rally.“The purpose [of the event] is to celebrate and capture the incredible pride on display during Troy Week and bring the student body together to rally around the team and school before the cross-town rivalry game,” said Abigail Harris, the assistant director of Concerts Committee.The event will open with a food truck fair and sponsor booths at 5 p.m. Food trucks at the event will include Kogi, The Lime Truck, Waffles de Liege, Coolhaus, The Grilled Cheese Truck and The Boba Truck.There will be a rally at 7 p.m. with appearances from USC sports teams and coaches, the Trojan Marching Band and the USC Song Girls. USC performance groups scheduled to perform are the hip-hop dance crew C3, a capella groups Troy Tones and Underscore and Competition Cheer.There will also be returning traditions such as the Ferris wheel that lights up cardinal and gold, a Bruin bonfire, a fireworks show and a concert.This year’s headliners have collaborated before.Big Boi is a six-time GRAMMY Award winner and has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide as half of the musical group OutKast. Outside of OutKast, he is also a successful songwriter and record producer.The other headliner, electronic rock duo Phantogram, made SPIN’s list of the 50 Best Albums of 2014, has played at many major American music festivals, and has had songs featured in movies such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and TV shows such as Skins, Teen Wolf and Shameless. The band has previously performed with Big Boi on three songs from his second studio album.“We decided on [this] lineup because we wanted to do something truly special and thought bringing Big Boi and Phantogram was the perfect way to achieve that goal, as they’re both highly acclaimed performers, bring very different audiences together and are working on a joint EP,” Harris said.Previous Conquest! concert headliners have included Jason Derulo, Childish Gambino and Cobra Starship.Typically around 5,000 students attend throughout the course of the night, according to Concerts Committee.Conquest! is a closed show for USC students, alumni and community members. USC students must show their USC IDs, and guests must show proper government-issued ID to enter McCarthy Quad.last_img read more


South Haven and Caldwell girls fall in semifinals of SCBL Tournament


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Caldwell’s Tylyn Ward is surrounded by Flinthills defenders in championship semifinals.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — South Haven and Caldwell girls both lost Thursday in the semifinals of the South-Central Border League tournament at Cowley College in Arkansas City. That sets up a third place game between the two schools at 3 p.m. Saturday.Sedan beat South Haven 58-44 and Flint Hills beat Caldwell 40-35. Sedan and Flint Hills will meet in the championship finals at 6 p.m. Saturday.In other games, Thursday, Argonia beat West Elk 55-45 and Central beat Udall 34-30. Argonia and Central will play at noon Saturday for fifth place. West Elk and Udall meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for seventh. Also Thursday, Oxford beat Cedar Vale/Dexter 58-49 for ninth place.On the boys’ side Caldwell plays Sedan at 7 tonight in one semifinal, and West Elk plays Flint Hills at 8:30 tonight in the other semifinal. Also today, Argonia plays Oxford at 5:30 p.m. and Udall plays Cedar Vale/Dexter at 4 p.m. today.  Central and South Haven are set to play at 2:30 today for ninth place. All teams except Central and South Haven will have games Saturday.Thursday gamesGirlsSedan 58, South Haven 46South Haven trailed by 10 in the second quarter and managed a rally in the third quarter and got within two points. Sedan responded with a 8-3 run late in the third to take a 42-32 lead heading into the final stanza.In the fourth Sedan pulled away with Taj Smith scoring 10 of her 12 points in the final period. Sedan had seven 3-pointers while South Haven had two.Also for Sedan Bailey Unruh scored 17 and Jessica Roggow  added 11. Haley Williams score nine on 3 3-pointers.For South Haven, Choie Rawls scored 14, Cynae Wiley had seven, ALaina Resendez and Carolyn Culp each scored six.Flint Hills 40, Caldwell 35Caldwell led early, but ran out of steam late and Flint Hills caught up and pulled away. Caldwell was hitting shots early, but got into late foul trouble and then missed a lot of shots that allowed Flint Hills to catch up.Caldwell led by six at the half and by 11 halfway through the third quarter. Flint Hills went on a 16-3 run and managed a four point lead halfway through the final quarter.Caldwell got within one with less than two minutes left, but Flint Hills hit free throws down the stretch and Caldwell had turnovers and missed shots to seal the win for the Lady Mustangs.For Caldwell Tylyn Ward and  and Shelby Schmidt each scored 11. Hanna Steuwe added six for the Blue Jays. Alyssa Howard scored 11 for Flint Hills and was the Lady Mustangs only player in double figures. Payton Gawith had all eight of her points in the second half.Follow us on Twitter. South Haven Chloie Ralls gestures as she drives.last_img read more


2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Thursday schedule – Featured event: Little Texas concert!


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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Little Texas at Wellington street dance. For Full Kansas Wheat Festival schedule Click Here.THURSDAY, JULY 7, 201610 a.m. – Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop.10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  NDGA Glass Museum Open House– 117 S. Washington.11:00 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited) .1 p.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18-year-old tournament.4 p.m. – CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington Ave. Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best – Lyndal Nelson.4 – 7 p.m. – Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Nursery Rhyme Relays – Bring your kids to the library for thrilling races, games and fun library themed activities. No registration required. Ages 2-12. (Wellington Public Library).5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium facing Washington Ave. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.(Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station.6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News).6:30 p.m. – Bed Races– Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center).7 p.m. – Wellington Lions/Rotary Tricycle Race – First Grade Division, Women’s Division 14 & under, Women’s Division, Sellers Park, Wellington Noon Lion’s Club and the Wellington Rotary Club. Entry Form (Sponsored by Strategic Financial Concepts Inc.).7:30 p.m. – WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License ID required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8 p.m. – Street Dance – Mark Bowling and Carter Green Opening for Little Texas9 p.m. – Little Texas Main Stage on Washington Ave. In front of Memorial Auditorium facing South. VIP Seats available $20 a ticket upgrade. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)FRIDAY, JULY 8, 20169 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9:30 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre-registration is required.  Entry forms available at the Chamber.  (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church)11 a.m. – Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).11:30 a.m. – Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunch– Wellington High School. Meal done by 1:30 p.m. (Sponsored by Impact Bank).10 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Larry Steckline KWLS Ag and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival-  Wellington High School (Sponsored by KWLS Radio and Sumner County Commissioners).1:30 p.m. – Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonkschamber.com(Sponsored by Brookdale of Wellington).4 – 7 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave.(Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).5 p.m. – Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.5 p.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).5 to 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m. – D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6 to 10 p.m.6 p.m. – Third Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop).7 p.m. – Paper Airplane Contest– Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by Kansas Gas Service).7 p.m. – Tot Trot Fun event for kids to race! Ages 5 – 12 (Sponsored by Wellington PTA).7 p.m. – CornerBank Ice Cream Social– Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 South Washington.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $.7:30 p.m. –  WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, Drivers License IDrequired for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m.8:00 p.m. – Wheat Festival Parade – Theme: From Wheat To Wings. Downtown Wellington, Registration forms available at the Chamber or online atwww.wellingtonkschamber.com. (Sponsored by GKN Aerospace)**Route turns West at Harvey and Washington Street**After Parade: Cow Patty Bingo (Fund Raiser for WHS FFA) – Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot.9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring – The Mudbugs- Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South (Sponsored by BNSF Railway).last_img read more