Teacher confirmed as first French coronavirus victim

first_imgThe latest victim, who worked at a junior-high school in the town of Crepy-en-Valois, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) northeast of Paris, is not believed to have travelled to an area affected by the global coronavirus outbreak, the education ministry said.Le Parisien newspaper quoted the mayor of the teacher’s hometown of Vaumoise as saying he had “begun to feel ill at the start of the (mid-term) holidays and had been quickly hospitalised.”Classes are due to resume in northern France on Monday.France has reported four other new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — two in people returning from hard-hit Italy — bringing the total number of infections to 17. A 60-year-old teacher has become the first French casualty of the coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.The man died overnight in a Paris hospital, bringing the coronavirus death toll in the country to two, said the ministry’s deputy head Jerome Salomon.The first victim was an 80-year-old Chinese tourist who died in hospital in mid-February. Eleven other people have recovered in France from the disease which has killed more than 2,600 people worldwide and infected almost 80,000 others, mainly in China.One of the four people still being treated in hospital, a 55-year-old man, is in a critical condition in the northern city of Amiens.Two of the four had recently returned from the Lombardy region of Italy, which is at the centre of Europe’s biggest outbreak of the disease, the health ministry said.The French government has asked citizens returning from Lombardy and the neighbouring Veneto region to avoid “all non-essential outings” and keep their children home from school.The same recommendations have been issued for people returning from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and South Korea.Death of Hong Kong tourist probed Meanwhile, 30 tourists have been confined to their hotel in the Burgundy town of Beaune after the as-yet unexplained death of a tourist from Hong Kong, the regional health department said.The department said a tour group, which had been due to travel to Paris Wednesday, was being kept at the Ibis hotel while tests are carried out “to banish all suspicion of a case of coronavirus”.The agency did not say where the other members of the group were from. The Beaune town hall said the dead man had a heart condition.Other guests who had not been in contact with the group were allowed to leave.Topics :last_img read more

To buy it or not: Retail investors are torn amid volatile stock market

first_imgTopics : Read also: Indonesia prepares additional measures to stabilize markets, halt tax payments amid virus risksArief did not stop there. He admitted that he was too affected by the panicked atmosphere spreading among market players, prompting him to sell stocks in his portfolio to seek cover from further losses.However, the JCI rebounded after the US Federal Reserve delivered an emergency 50-basis-points rate cut on March 3, blowing a soothing wind for Arief to calm himself down.“I’m still in a wait-and-see mode as I observe the latest virus developments and until the situation improves,” he said, adding that he believed the market rout would remain until the virus could eventually be contained. The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) data showed that its main gauge, the JCI, fell 17.12 percent so far this year with foreign investors dumping out Rp 7.12 trillion (US$497.37 million) worth of stocks more than they bought. The local bourse’ market capitalization has dropped to Rp 6 quadrillion from Rp 7.26 quadrillion at the end of last year.The index rebounded 1.64 percent to 5,220.83 on Tuesday, after crashing 6.58 percent in the previous session. Stocks of private-owned Bank Central Asia (BCA) and state-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) and Bank Mandiri became the index movers.Read also: Bourse announces new trading suspension policy on brink of bear marketThe uncertainties stemmed from the COVID-19 spread around the globe that has hit stock markets worldwide from New York and London to Shanghai and Tokyo. The pneumonia-like illness infected more than 114,000 people globally, including 19 in Indonesia, and killed around 4,000, disrupting business activity in various countries, including economic giants China, Japan and Germany.Fathia Haq, a 29-year-old expectant mother, stood on the opposite side of Arief as she planned to use the less-than-favorable market conditions to her advantage: accumulating cheaper stocks into her portfolio. She, however, did that with a careful and calculated strategy.“I only buy stocks of companies that produce products that I know and have good fundamentals,” the Bali-based writer told the Post, referring to the companies’ financial state and profitability ratios.Fathia, who planned to use the gains from her investment to pay for her unborn child’s school tuition fee, said the fundamental conditions had become the most important thing for her to pick which stocks are worth to be included into her portfolio.Although she sometimes felt a pinch of worry from the stocks sharp decline, she tried to remind herself that buying stocks during a rout could help her gain big profits in the next five to seven years, enough to pay for the school tuition fee.“I try not to panic and just think of the stock market is having a big sale right now,” she said.The JCI gained almost two folds in its value in the last 10 years with the number of retail investors surging forward at 30 percent to 1.1 million people last year, the bourse data showed.Domestic investors are the biggest traders at the local bourse so far this year with a 60 percent contribution versus foreign investors.Read also: Disappearing act: Market braces for volatile March after $2.4b vanishes in a weekSucor Sekuritas head of business development Bernadus Setya Ananda Wijaya was one of the market players that suggested investors to benefit from the weak market.“Investors are slowly building up their portfolios while many stocks are at their cheapest price,” he said during a seminar in Jakarta on Feb. 29.Mandiri Investasi deputy chief investment officer Aldo Perkasa explained on Thursday that such a strategy would be best fit for mid-to-long term investors as he expected the JCI would still move with high volatility in the short term.“Investors should also be able to manage their fears [during the coronavirus outbreak] and watch out for other investment assets’ movement, like the government bond, that would influence the stock market’s movements and help them make a profit,” Bahana TCW chief economist and investment strategist Budi Hikmat said in a statement on last Tuesday.He, however, reminded investors to stay prudent in investing during times of volatility like today, suggesting investors to closely watch other economic indicators, such as the rupiah value against the US dollar and global bourse indices. (ydp)center_img Retail investors have found themselves facing two difficult decisions amid a volatile Indonesian stock market that has wiped out trillions of rupiah in less than three months: to buy more shares or not.Arief Hendarwan, a 28-year-old employee in Jakarta, admitted that he had been holding off from buying more stock for the past month as the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) plummeted deep into the red.“I’ve pulled out of buying more stocks to keep myself from losing more money because the share prices are tanking due to the fear of the coronavirus outbreak,” he told The Jakarta Post.last_img read more

Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Arteta

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 10:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Arteta Gabriel Martinelli has prospered at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno believes Gabriel Martinelli has the potential to become a ‘world class’ player at the Emirates.The Brazilian’s been one of the few positive aspects of Arsenal’s season and the 18-year-old has scored ten goals in just 26 appearances for the Gunners.Martinelli spent time at both Manchester United and Barcelona on trial earlier in his career but it was Arsenal that pounced to sign him for £6million last summer from Ituano.That decision is already looking a shrewd one and Leno feels Martinelli can become of the best players in the world if he continues on his current path.ADVERTISEMENT Leno is tipping Martinelli to continue his progression (Picture: Getty)‘He can become a world class player. World class 100 per cent because he has talent, he has quality.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But I think his biggest strength is his mentality. He is working unbelievably (hard).‘I remember in our bad time when we struggled a lot, he was working so hard, he was one of the leaders and at 18 years old he came from nowhere, nobody knew him before and to play like this, to behave like this, is very good to see‘I think if he keeps going like this he will be an unbelievable 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 CityArsenal were the first Premier League club to allow players back into the training ground to undergo personal training sessions.The Gunners enforced strict social distancing measures but other clubs have now followed their lead as clubs prepare for the return of the Premier League.Clubs are set to meet this week and are hopeful that the government will give a tentative agreement to a return date of June 8th.MORE: Ryan Giggs reveals the one time he came close to leaving Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

A renovated home with plenty of personality is on the market in Annerley

first_imgThe home at 18 Laurier St, Annerley is on the market for $770,000THIS lovingly renovated home is in a sought after section of Annerley. Irene and Peter Unicomb were renting the two-storey home at 18 Laurie St when the previous owners began renovating. “We took it upon ourselves to help,” Mrs Unicomb said. “The bathrooms and kitchen were renovated and the home was painted inside and out.“All the old carpets were ripped up to expose the floorboards.” Once the home was spruced up, the previous owners put the property on the market. “By that stage we’d fallen in love with the place, so we decided to buy it off them,” Mrs Unicomb said. “We loved its quirkiness. It’s roughly 60 years old and it’s not your average brick and tile home.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“Once it was ours, we took out all the casement windows and replaced them with cedar double hung windows with Crimsafe security screens. We also changed some of the doors for cedar doors.” The home has an open plan kitchen and living area, three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms. Mrs Unicomb said the back veranda was her favourite part of the property. “We’ve had many barbecues there and in the afternoons we let out our five chooks and sit and watch them,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said she and her husband were selling to retire to their hometown of Port Macquarie. “We decided we wanted to go back to a smaller town. Don’t get me wrong, we love Brisbane and we love the house but it’s time for a change,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said the home would suit young professionals because it was so well located. “It’s such a great position. I can leave my front door and be at a bus stop in less than a minute and in town quicker than calling a cab.” The property is being marketed by Russel Matthew from Matthews Real Estate for $770,000.“Quietly situated in a prime Annerley location often referred to as The Golden Triangle, this well maintained home has room to move,” Mr Matthews said.last_img read more

Law firm Jones Day prepares for emerging market debt defaults

first_imgGlobal law firm Jones Day has set up an internal working group to address legal issues arising from upcoming defaults in emerging market corporate debt securities held by institutional investors.Jones Day has been engaged by an unnamed large global bank with significant exposure to Indian corporate debt, according to Ferdinand Mason, a partner at the firm.The bank asked the firm to analyse the legal landscape and “look for ways to avoid the Indian jurisdiction if necessary” when recouping potential losses from corporate defaults.The law firm warns that a wave of defaults in emerging market corporate debt is likely to hit investors in the asset class. This is signalled by the high leverage multiples seen within emerging market corporates, particularly in Asia.“We’re looking at anything between $15trn (€13.5trn) and $18trn of emerging market corporate debt, half of which is held by local banks and the other half by bondholders, primarily based in the US and UK,” Mason said.“If you look at M&A activity at the moment, you have Chinese companies buying mega US, UK or EU corporates with leverage levels several times higher than their targets. The debt levels are just incredible, and it’s all funded by the Chinese banks.”Mason explained that some emerging countries were engaging in what could be seen as state aid, by allowing local state-owned banks to roll over maturities of corporate debt.If that is the case, such countries could be in violation of trading treaties with Western economies.“That debt is vulnerable. It could be nullified, or it could be void, becoming a disaster at the end of the road for the ultimate investors, all the way up to the bondholders,” Mason said.“When the credit of local banks becomes vulnerable, the first thing governments will do is take care of its banks. There will be less concern about issuing vehicles outside its jurisdictions.”The firm is advising institutional investor clients to “get ready now”.“It’s time now to start getting compliance teams and risk management groups together to understand the issue and have a road map to make sure everybody understands what the best angle is in terms of enforcement,” Mason said. According to Jones Day, many issuers of hard currency emerging market corporate debt have structured vehicles based in jurisdictions outside their countries of origin, such as Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands.That is where legal advisers may be able to negotiate terms to recoup assets in cases of defaults.“The world of distressed debt in 2016,” says Mason, “has become very multi-jurisdictional.”last_img read more

Brisbane Lions star relists den

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoRich said they had a “ridiculous amount of people” through the property during the previous campaign, but the lead-up to the banking royal commission, now finalised, had made it a tougher than usual market. Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich in action. Pic: Michael Klein“We love the house but I really enjoy that renovation process,” Rich said.The couple, who have a son called Xander, 20 months, lived in an apartment at Southbank before purchasing the house, which is about 18 months old.Spanning two levels, Rich said the vast void above the living area, and the master suite, which he called a “parents retreat”, were his favourite features of the house.“It is an impressive house and we love the area,” he said. “We are only selling because we want a new project.”The house was previously listed with Rich’s former teammate — and housemate — Jamie Charman, who is now a real estate agent.But it is now listed with Place Bulimba agent Paula Pearce. The ground floor consists of an open plan dining and kitchen area, a sunken living room, laundry, powder room, and outside is a drying court and entertaining terrace.The kitchen features herringbone tiled, matte black fittings, stainless steel appliances and a pantry.Upstairs are four bedrooms including a huge master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in-robe. There is also a study nook, family bathroom and another powder room.A huge void spans both levels bringing in natural light, and there is American oak floor boards throughout. Lions player Daniel Rich has relisted his Norman Park houseBRISBANE Lions player Daniel Rich has relisted his den.Rich and his wife Lauren purchased the architecturally-designed, four bedroom house on its 405sq m block at Norman Park back in 2017, but have their hearts set on renovating the Queenslander they bought at Camp Hill back in 2010 or building a new house in or near Norman Park from scratch.center_img Rich said there was also a park and playground just down the road — perfect for his son.“It would suit just about anyone, from a family to an executive couple to downsizers,” he said.“It would suit anyone who appreciates quality.” He said the campaign had “gone stale” and they had decided to change pace with another agency, a decision he said was supported by his former teammate.last_img read more

​Liverpool, Real Madrid keeping tabs on Inter Milan midfielder Brozovic

first_img The Croatian has been a star for club and country, helping Inter to a league title-challenging position this season. The 27-year-old has a contract with the club until 2022. But Mundo Deportivo suggests that Real want to sign Brozovic to replace compatriot Luka Modric in the summer. Liverpool have previously been linked with the player in the English press. It is unclear if Brozovic wants to leave Inter, as he appears to enjoy working with Antonio Conte, who took over at the historic club this summer.Advertisement Real Madrid and Liverpool are the two teams with the most interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The Croatian has been a star for club and country, helping Inter to a league title-challenging position this season. The 27-year-old has a contract with the club until 2022. But Mundo Deportivo suggests that Real want to sign Brozovic to replace compatriot Luka Modric in the summer. Liverpool have previously been linked with the player in the English press. Read Also:La Liga: Hazard returns for Real Madrid as Barca struggle to keep their sparkle It is unclear if Brozovic wants to leave Inter, as he appears to enjoy working with Antonio Conte, who took over at the historic club this summer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging Loading… Real Madrid and Liverpool are the two teams with the most interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic.last_img read more

Portland St. looks to sweep Weber State

first_img Associated Press Portland St. looks to sweep Weber State For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 February 28, 2020center_img STEPPING UP: Weber State’s Jerrick Harding has averaged 21.6 points while Cody John has put up 14.2 points. For the Vikings, Holland Woods has averaged 17.6 points, 5.1 assists and two steals while Matt Hauser has put up 14.4 points and 4.1 rebounds.HOT HOLLAND: Woods has connected on 30.8 percent of the 146 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 15 over the last three games. He’s also made 84.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Weber State is 0-13 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 11-3 when it scores at least 69.PERFECT WHEN: Portland State is a perfect 6-0 when the team records at least 19 offensive rebounds. The Vikings are 9-14 this season when they fail to reach that mark.DID YOU KNOW: Portland State has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 36.9 percent, ranking the Vikings fifth nationally in that category. The offensive rebound percentage for Weber State sits at just 21.5 percent (ranked 336th).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditPortland State (15-14, 9-8) vs. Weber State (11-16, 7-9)Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah; Saturday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Portland State goes for the season sweep over Weber State after winning the previous matchup in Portland. The teams last played each other on Jan. 20, when the Vikings shot 48.7 percent from the field and went 5 for 11 from 3-point territory en route to the 92-76 victory.last_img read more

Students de-stress with yoga on Monday

first_imgStudents participated in yoga and stress-relieving games in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Monday evening as a part of the Academic Culture Assembly’s event series, “Behind the Mask: Intersections of Mental Health.” The event was hosted by the International Student Assembly and was a part of USC’s mental health awareness month.last_img