PREMIUM Hospital chains perform well on IDX, thanks to rising awareness about healthy living

first_imgShares of hospital chains have performed well in the Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) in recent weeks as greater awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle is expected to further improve their business prospects, analysts said.Between March 23 and April 3, the share prices of healthcare providers recorded a significant increase. PT Siloam International Hospitals Tbk’s share price, for example, gained 23.89 percent. Meanwhile, the share prices of other hospital chains such PT Medikaloka Hermina Tbk rose by 12.10 percent, PT Mitra Keluarga Karyasehat Tbk by 11.29 percent and PT Ciputra Development, which owns Ciputra Hospitals, by 8.65 percent.The increase led to a sharp rise in the Jakarta Composite Index (IDX), which rallied 15.89 percent during the same period.Artha Sekuritas Indonesia vice president Frederik Rasali said in Jakarta on Monday that the healthca… Linkedin Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Indonesia healthcare-services stock-market share-price-fluctuations Siloam-hospital mayapada MitraKeluargaHospital Google Log in with your social account Facebook Topics :last_img read more

Series E4 offers high capacity at high speed

first_imgBYLINE: Yoshihiko SatoGeneral Manager, Transport and Rolling Stock Department,East Japan RailwayJR EAST has adopted a two-part strategy for replacing the 700 Series 200 cars that entered service with the opening of the Tohoku and Joetsu shinkansen in 1982. The fine detail is still under discussion, but Series E2 sets running at up to 275 km/h will accelerate journey times from Tokyo to Morioka and Niigata, and double-deck Series E4 units will increase capacity on profitable peak-hour commuter services to destinations within a 150 km radius of Tokyo. Work continues on the best way to operate E2 and E4 trainsets together.JR East’s first all double-deck shinkansen trainset, the Series E1 ’MAX’ (RG 5.94 p287), has enjoyed considerable success and boosted capacity on commuter services. Each E1 trainset has 12 cars, providing high capacity at peak periods but offering insufficient flexibility for economic operation at other times. To achieve this, the eight-car E4 will run in pairs during peak periods and singly at other times, and will be compatible with E2, E3 and Series 400 trainsets (Fig 1).Three E4 trainsets are currently under construction and are due to enter service at the end of this year. Each unit will have a total of 817 seats, with 54 in green car accommodation (first class) and 763 in second. We believe that commuter services operated with pairs of E4 trainsets will offer the greatest high-speed capacity anywhere in the world, with 1634 seats provided in a 16-car formation 400m long.Less weight, more powerWith car bodies fabricated from aluminium alloy rather than carbon steel, the E4 has a lower axleload than its E1 predecessor. With a 1 h rating of 6 720 kW, each E4 trainset has four powered and four trailer vehicles. In place of the 410 kW traction motors fitted to the E1, the E4 has 420 kW motors which will provide sufficient capacity for continued operation in the event of power car failure.To reduce weight further, VVVF traction equipment incorporating IGBT technology has replaced the GTO-based drive of the E1. As a result, a fully-laden E4 has a highest axleload of 16 tonnes, 1 tonne less than the E1. Bolsterless bogies with a wheelbase of 2500mm have been specified; wheel diameter is 910mm, as with the E1.Maximum speed is 240 km/h, with regenerative and air braking systems fitted as on the E1. The nose design of the E4 has been modified to reduce pressure waves generated when the train enters or leaves a tunnel.The driving trailer at the Tokyo end of each E4 trainset (Car 1) has 75 unreserved second class seats, arranged in a 3+3 configuration on the upper deck and as a 2+3 layout on the lower deck. Folding seats are provided in the vestibule of Car 1, which is equipped with toilets. Car 2 is a motor car with 133 unreserved second class seats, arranged in the same 3+3 and 2+3 configurations as Car 1.Transformer equipment is located in Car 3, a motor car with 119 second class seats for smokers arranged in 3+3 and 2+3 formats. Car 4 is a trailer equipped with a pantograph, with 124 reserved second class seats for smokers in a 2+3 configuration on both decks.Reserved seating in a 2+3 configuration for 110 second class passengers is provided in Car 5, a trailer vehicle with a kiosk, conductor’s office and toilets (including one for disabled passengers) at vestibule level. Car 6 is powered and equipped with a pantograph, offering 122 reserved second class seats and a compartment with disabled accommodation, at vestibule level adjacent to Car 5.The upper deck of Car 7, a power car with transformer equipment, has seats for 36 first class passengers, arranged in a 2+2 layout (Fig 2). On the lower deck there are 55 reserved second class seats in a 2+3 arrangement. Car 8, a driving trailer, has reserved smoking accommodation for 18 first class passengers on the upper deck and 25 standard class passengers on the lower deck. Disabled accommodation is provided on the upper deck, reached by a lift from the vestibule.Seating throughout the E4 is the same as that supplied for the E1, with electric motors fitted to turn the seats through 180° at the end of each journey. Each car on the E4 has a lift for transferring refreshment trolleys between decks, and public telephones have been fitted in Cars 2, 3, 5 and 8. oCAPTION: Nose design has concentrated on reducing the pressure waves generated when entering and leaving tunnels CAPTION: Fig 1. The E4 has been designed to operate with JR East’s E3 (top), Series 400 (middle) and E2 (bottom) trainsetsCAPTION: Fig 2. Two cars of Series E4 have first class accommodation on the upper deckSeries E4 car dimensionsTABLE: Width mm 3380Height mm 4493Length over (driving car) 25700 couplers mm (intermediate car) 25000Bogie wheelbase mm 2500last_img read more

UUV Aquabotix Gets New Chief Executive Officer

first_imgUUV Aquabotix has appointed David Batista as a new chief executive officer. Batista has over 20 years’ experience in working with small-cap listed companies, both in the United States and Australia.Most recently, David was senior managing director of Viriathus Holdings. He previously held roles with HPC Capital Management, SoundView Technology Group and Lehman Brothers.Batista holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and certificate in International Marketing from C.W. Post College.Following the appointment of Batista as new CEO, Durval Tavares, the founder of the company and the outgoing CEO, will take over the role of chief technology officer.Durval Tavares, Aquabotix’s outgoing CEO and current CTO, said, “I established Aquabotix in 2011 to develop and build class-leading technology for the underwater world. To this day that remains my goal, and I am enthused to be able to devote my time exclusively to leading the technology function of Aquabotix. There are a number of projects underway that we look forward to bringing to market in the near-term.”David Batista, Aquabotix’s incoming CEO, added, “I am confident to be leaving an executive position with a successful independent financial services firm for this opportunity in a nascent and rapidly growing market. The underwater drone market is up for grabs in a number of industry verticals – military, security and law enforcement, energy, aquaculture, marine construction and maintenance, recreational, and others. Thanks to Durval’s and the team’s prior efforts, Aquabotix has the technology and the early sales lead to secure a substantial part of these emerging markets, provided that it attacks these markets with energy and vigor. I am excited to lead this charge and believe that the team and I will be able to capitalize on my skills and experience in establishing a leading market position.”last_img read more

Indiana License branches closed on Good Friday

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced that all branches will be closed on Friday in observance of the Good Friday Holiday.Branches will resume regularly scheduled hours on Saturday.Good Friday is a state holiday, but not a federal holiday which means mail will still be delivered.Many banks will remain open as well.last_img

Heracles star Dessers wants his future sorted out soon

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Loading… “I read somewhere that they want to extend the transfer period to October, they can do that, but really, I don’t want to wait that long and be in uncertainty”. The Belgian-born Nigerian started his career with OH Leuven before he moved to Lokeren in 2014 where he spent two years and made 32 league appearances. In 2016, the forward teamed up with NAC Breda and scored 22 goals in 36 games during his one-year stay with the side before joining Utrecht where he spent two seasons. The striker immediately hit the ground running after teaming up with the Erve Asito outfit in 2019 much to the admiration of the club’s fans. His form in the Netherlands earned him rave reviews which propel Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr to hand him his first Super Eagles call-up. read also:My club made my Eagles call-up possible–Dessers The forward was part of the Nigerian team scheduled to face Sierra Leone in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game before it was suspended owing to the coronavirus pandemic. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Heracles Almelo centre-forward, Cyriel Dessers, wants his future to be sorted out soon, having been linked away from the Dutch club lately. Dessrs gets Eagles call up The Nigerian striker joined the Heraclieden last summer from Utrecht on a three-year deal and enjoyed great success in his debut campaign with the side. Dessers scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 29 appearances across all competitions, his 15 strikes in the Eredivisie saw him emerge as joint top-scorer in the division, which was abruptly ended due to Covid-19. His eye-catching performances have generated a number of interests from European clubs with Belgian side Genk reportedly keen to secure his signature in the summer. Following the outbreak of coronavirus, it is believed the transfer window will be extended to October and the forward wants his future settled quickly. “I hope there will be news soon. I don’t want to drag and wait all summer. Without corona it would have been very different, I think,” Dessers told Tubantia. “Now the market is so uncertain, everything is uncertain. With the transfers I made before, I really relied on my gut feeling. The feeling must be top.last_img read more

Lampard gives injury update on Werner ahead of Liverpool cracker

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesAmazing Ceilings From All Around The World10 Of The Most Powerful Women Across The Globe7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is backing new signing Timo Werner to shake off a leg knock in time for Sunday’s Premier League cracker against champions Liverpool. Germany international Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig in the close season, picked up the issue when he was fouled by Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan in Monday’s 3-1 league win. Read Also: Chelsea goalkeeper Arrizabalaga impresses Lampard “For the rest of the game it hurt a lot and I couldn’t do some movements, because the muscle went very hard, but in the end I’m happy we won,” Werner told Sky Sports. “I don’t care about this. “For games like those [against Liverpool], you’re always fit.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg,” Lampard told a news conference. “I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back [for the Liverpool game]. “I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring, we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.” Werner said that he was in pain for the rest of the game but had no doubt he would be fit to face Liverpool.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ferdinand targets further trophies

first_img Although Ferdinand has been linked with a lucrative move abroad, it has been obvious for some time that his future lay at Old Trafford. He has spoken openly about his future hopes for the club and last week called time on his England career in a clear attempt to extend his availability for United. And despite the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ferdinand had no hesitation in signing another deal for next term, when he hopes to land a seventh Premier League title. “Who wouldn’t want to play in this fantastic team in front of 75,000 fans every week?” said the 34-year-old defender. “It has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue.” Ferdinand added: “I can now fully concentrate on my club career, which has worked well for me over the past few years. This is a great team to be part of and we are now moving into a new era, which is very exciting. “I have met with David Moyes and I am really looking forward to working with him and winning many more trophies with this great club.” Although there has been no official confirmation, it is anticipated there will be a testimonial for Ferdinand at some stage during the summer, although an opponent is yet to be agreed. Whilst the deal itself is hardly a surprise, it is significant in that it was agreed with Ed Woodward, who will take over as chief executive from David Gill in the summer, and had to be ratified by Moyes before finally being completed. It underlines the vast change taking place at Old Trafford, with both men amongst the rookies in United’s tour party when it leaves for Australia and the Far East in July. Only Javier Hernandez will miss the trip as he is required for Confederations Cup duty with Mexico in the summer. Shinji Kagawa will also be involved for Japan, although as United are due to play two tour games in the midfielder’s homeland it would be a major surprise if he did not make some sort of appearance. “It is clear for everyone to see that Rio has had one of his best seasons with the club,” said Moyes. “Even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room. I am delighted he has signed a new contract and I am looking forward to working with him.” Rio Ferdinand has set his sights on winning more silverware under David Moyes after signing a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

President Granger urges more grassroots sports

first_imgPRESIDENT David Granger believes that there should be more grassroots sports at the school and community level, while solidifying the Government of Guyana’s commitment at ensuring that his thoughts are brought to reality.The President made the pronouncement during a courtesy call made by the returning contingent from the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games,at State House on Friday last.Guyana finished the CARIFTA Games with eight medals (four gold, one silver and three bronze); a feat President Granger said all of Guyana should be proud of.“The world of sport is very important particularly for young people” President Granger noted, while further adding “I always compare track and field with what happens in what used to be regarded as our prime sport; cricket. The only reason Guyana was able to rise so high in cricket and produce international greats… is because it had a broad base so by the time you reached the top you really had people of excellence.”The Head of State continued “but when sports has a very narrow base you find that you do not get people consistently of international standard and I would like to express our Government’s commitment to ensuring that there is more grassroots sport in the schools and in the communities.”The annual Upper Mazaruni District Games, which consists of several communities from the Hinterland coming together on their own and performing various types of sport over a week long stint every year, according to President Granger, is a perfect example of how working together could foster growth in sports at the grassroots level.“We have 1,000 athletes from 10 or 12 villages just having fun, but what I am saying is right there in the hinterland you see people coming out and doing something, which I have never seen on the coasts…. I have never seen 10 villages raising their own money,walking great distances to live together for a full week having fun, playing sport and I believe that if we have that type of camaraderie on the coast we would see … young people coming together playing sport and interacting with each other and having good fun. I believe that as the years go by the standard of sport will raise and will rise” the President said.President Granger believes that the achievements of the CARIFTA Games athletes should be celebrated by all Guyanese, and echoed his Government’s fullest support at ensuring that their exploit is either repeated or amplified at future regional and international events.last_img read more

Grant out for Team USA in U-19 World Championship

first_img Published on June 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Syracuse forward Jerami Grant has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will miss the upcoming FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, according to an SU Athletics release.Grant told The Post-Standard last week he had been diagnosed with strep throat at Team USA’s practice facility in Colorado and then contracted an additional virus. Grant was diagnosed with mononucleosis in Prague, where he will likely stay for a few more days before returning home, according to the Post-Standard.Pittsburgh guard James Robinson will take Grant’s spot on the 12-man Team USA roster.On the gold medal-winng U-18 national team a year ago – a team Grant was also a part of – Robinson led the team in assist-to-turnover ratio and placed second in steals.The 2013 FIBA U-19 World Championship will be played from June 27-July 7. The U.S. opens up preliminary round play against the Ivory Coast, and then takes on China and Russia on June 28 and 29, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lee’s Heisman campaign takes off

first_img“Chin Music” runs every other Thursday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Will at Once Matt Barkley announced last December that he would be returning to USC for his senior season, he immediately became the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.But on the first play of scrimmage during the Trojans’ season, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee gave a sign of what was to come, catching a screen pass, juking two Hawai’i defenders and galloping 75 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.It looked like the beginning of another beautiful season for Barkley and Lee, but only the latter has lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him.While Barkley has been bearing the brunt of the blame in the national media for the Trojans’ three losses, Lee has been putting up video-game numbers, and is now USC’s best candidate for the school’s first Heisman winner since Reggie Bush won the award in 2005.USC’s athletic department has taken notice of this turn of events — on Wednesday, it shifted its focus to Lee’s candidacy by releasing a two-minute YouTube video that begins with the question, “Who is the best player in college football?”The video goes on to display Lee’s season highlights, subtitled with his eye-popping stats and quotes from opposing coaches.“Marqise Lee may be the best receiver I’ve had the opportunity to coach against,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly is quoted as saying. He later continued to declare that Lee is “impressive on film, but even more impressive when you watch him in person.”“He’s not an NFL prospect, he’s an NFL for sure,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said. “He can start in the NFL right now.”USC coach Lane Kiffin says gushing comments from rival coaches will end up holding more credence than anything he could say about his star wideout.“As a head coach, you’re always gonna say good things about your stars,” Kiffin said. “When other people are making statements like that, I think that should be more powerful than a video being sent out or numbers being sent out.”Still, Lee’s numbers are mighty impressive.The flanker leads the nation with 88 receptions and 2,007 all-purpose yards, and is second in receiving yards (1,286) and third in touchdowns (12).In the past two weeks alone, he’s racked up 28 receptions, 502 receiving yards and 877 all-purpose yards.“It’s unusual for a receiver to have the type of numbers that he’s having,” Kiffin said. “I didn’t have anything to do with the production of the video, but it’d be hard to argue that he’s not playing as well as anybody in America.”Heisman pundits have somewhat taken notice of Lee’s accomplishments, but as of now, he probably won’t be invited to New York as one of the five Heisman finalists.On ESPN’s Heisman Watch released Tuesday, Lee was ranked seventh. Kansas State’s Collin Klein garnered 13 out of 15 first-place votes, while Oregon’s Kenjon Barner and Alabama’s AJ McCarron tallied one first-place vote each and finished second and third, respectively.There are a few disadvantages that Lee will have to overcome to claim the coveted award, the first  being the position he plays.It’s been over 20 years since a receiver last won the Heisman — Michigan’s Desmond Howard was the last to do so in 1991. Only three wideouts have won the trophy in its 77-year history, and the last 14 winners have been either quarterbacks or running backs.“He doesn’t get as much touches as a running back would, or a quarterback would,” Kiffin said.But the biggest obstacle standing in Lee’s way? The number three. As in the amount of losses USC has already suffered this season.Out of the nine players listed on ESPN’s Heisman Watch, Lee is the only one to play on a team with more than two losses.In fact, six of the candidates — Klein, Barner, McCarron, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater — have yet to experience the agony of defeat this season.Kiffin thinks Lee’s record-breaking game (345 receiving yards) against Arizona two weeks ago lost some of its luster because of the team’s subsequent defeats.“You have some historical performances coming out of [Barkley] and Marqise that are being missed,” Kiffin said. “We always tell our players, ‘The more games you win, the more awards come.’”If that’s true, then it doesn’t really matter if Lee continues to stockpile receptions, all-purpose yards and touchdowns.Unfortunately, if we don’t see the Trojans in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl come January, then we won’t see Lee in New York, either.last_img read more