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Lindsey Graham projected to win South Carolina Senate race

first_img– Advertisement – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is projected to win his bid for reelection, according to NBC News. He was taking on Jaime Harrison in a brutal fight for South Carolina’s Senate seat. Harrison seemingly came out of nowhere to take on the longtime South Carolina incumbent. He ran a campaign that focused, in part, on Graham’s allegiance to President Donald Trump.Harrison became one of the most successful Senate candidates in the fundraising game. He raised $57 million in the third quarter, outpacing Graham.- Advertisement – For Democrats, Graham’s victory could be a blow to having a chance at becoming the majority in the U.S. Senate.The Cook Political Report marked the race as a toss-up. NBC News projected earlier on Tuesday that John Hickenlooper defeated Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. Democrats can still pickup victories in Senate races in Maine, Montana, Iowa, Arizona or North Carolina. Those were labeled either as toss-up or “lean Democrat” going into Election Day. This is developing news. Check back for updates. Those fundraising victories led to an outpouring of outside money into the race, including millions spent by a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Many polls showed the race tied or close right up until Election Day.Graham had never faced an opponent who raised as much money as Harrison.The South Carolina lawmaker ran on a platform that included claims that Harrison, who is also a leader within the Democratic National Committee, has ties to the more progressive side of the party.- Advertisement –center_img Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during GetItDone bus tour campaign rally at Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken, S.C., on Sunday, November 1, 2020.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

COVID-19 impacts across Indonesia’s business sectors: A recap

first_imgTopics : Read also: Coronavirus cancellations continue to hit tourism in super-priority Labuan BajoThe Indonesian Travel Agents Association (Astindo), meanwhile, recorded an almost 90 percent drop in sales due to cancellations as of March 12. The association noted that potential losses in February alone could reach Rp 4 trillion (US$244.96 million) among its members.These cancellations directly affected the livelihood of tour guides. Agustinus told the Post on March 16 that at least 511 licensed tour guides in NTT had lost their main source of income due to the recent turn of events.PHRI chairman Hariyadi B. Sukamdani said the total estimated losses calculated from January due to tourists canceling their trips was about $1.5 billion, of which $1.1 billion were from cancellations made by Chinese tourists and $400 million from cancellations by tourists from other countries.Hotel industryHotel occupancy rates have plunged well below the seasonal average across Indonesia, an industry group reported. PHRI secretary-general Maulana Yusran said the country’s overall occupancy rate had fallen to 30 to 40 percent since the outbreak started in early January, below the regular low season average of 50 to 60 percent, with some hotels dropping as low as 20 percent after Indonesia announced its first cases on March 2.Read also: Hotel occupancy hit hard by coronavirusPHRI regional head in Batam Muhammad Mansur told the Post on Friday that between March 23 and March 26, as many as nine hotels in Batam had shut down operations, laying off more than 1,000 workers, as their occupancy rates had plunged to below 5 percent. Aviation industryIndonesian airlines have seen a drastic decline in passenger numbers since early March, prompting many to take efficiency measures and laying off their employees.Indonesia National Air Carrier Association (INACA) chairman Denon Prawiratmadja said on Thursday that all airlines had cut their flights and routes by 50 percent or more because of a drop in passengers.Passengers sit and wait for flight departure schedule at the Domestic Departure Terminal, I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali on March 18, 2020. (Antara/Fikri Yusuf)State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) reported as many as 12,703 flight cancellations affecting 1.67 million passengers in January and February. Of them, 11,680 were domestic flights and 1,023 were international.The airport operator suffered financial losses of up to Rp 207 billion due to the cancellations, president director Faik Fahmi said on March 6.Read also: 12,000 flights canceled over virus fears: AP IFood and beverages industryPT Moka Teknologi Indonesia, a homegrown start-up that provides digital cashier services to more than 30,000 merchants in Indonesia, reported that out of the 17 cities it observed, the food and beverage (F&B) industry in 13 experienced a significant decrease in daily earnings.Internal data from the company showed that Surabaya in East Java and Bali saw the biggest drop, with the F&B industry in Surabaya experiencing a 26 percent fall in daily earnings and Bali 18 percent. They are followed by Greater Jakarta, particularly Depok in West Java, Tangerang in Banten, West Jakarta and East Jakarta.As a result, major restaurant chains that employ thousands of workers in total have chosen to temporarily shut down operations. Among them are Ismaya Group, which has more than 20 restaurant brands with more than 60 outlets in the country, and the Boga Group, which runs more than 150 restaurants and employs more than 5,000 people.Retail industryAccording to Moka’s internal data, the retail industry in seven cities and municipalities out of the 17 have been affected by the pandemic, with the five most impacted being West Jakarta and Central Jakarta municipalities, South Tangerang in Banten and Depok and Bandung in West Java. The biggest decline in daily earnings was recorded in West Jakarta, which suffered a 32 percent fall in daily earnings per outlet. The number of visitors to shopping malls has also decreased, prompting several malls to temporarily close their doors but still opening access to tenants serving basic needs, such as supermarkets and drug stores. In Bandung, six shopping malls have partially closed as of Wednesday.Read also: Jakarta mall tenants object to idea of citywide lockdownIndonesian Shopping Center Tenant Association (Hippindo) chairman Budihardjo Iduansjah told kompas.com on March 16 that the number of mall visitors had dropped by up to 50 percent following the first announcement of positive COVID-19 cases. That number fell further after the government urged people to stay home in mid-March. (ydp) The Jakarta Post has followed recent developments closely and compiled the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on the country’s economy so far. Travel industryPopular holiday destinations in Indonesia have grappled with cancellations from hundreds of thousands of tourists, incurring losses worth trillions of rupiah. The Indonesia Tour Guide Association (HPI) regional head for East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Agustinus Bataona, said on March 11 that around 45,000 tourists had canceled their plans to visit major destinations in the region from January to May.center_img It is only three months into 2020, but businesses across different sectors in the country have been hit hard as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on economic activities nationwide. The highly infectious pneumonia-like disease has spared only a few businesses, mostly offering healthcare products and services, while many others, from airlines and hotels to retail and food and beverage industries, have taken a hard hit. The government officially announced the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases at the beginning of March. Several sectors felt the blow in the form of major disruptions in cash flow and business operations as the outbreak spread like wildfire, forcing some employees to work from home, while others became victims of unemployment. last_img read more

Greensburg Run

first_imgYou have to give a lot of credit to Coach Meyer and the Greensburg Pirates for their amazing run over the past 4 years.  No matter how this season finally comes out, this 3-A EIAC school has to their name 3 sectional championships,  2 regional championships, and ay least 1 semi-state  and state championship.What makes this even more amazing is that during this same stretch another EIAC school–Batesville–has accounted so far for all but 2 of the Pirate losses during the last 3 years of that run.  For most schools in Indiana, when you are that dominant you at least have things easier in your own area and conference.  However, Greensburg has had the most trouble with Batesville who is in the same conference.Coach Meyer and his staff have put together a team with 5 D-1 starters.  Bryant McIntosh is going to Northwestern to play basketball, Sean Sellers is headed for Ball State to play basketball, Colin Rigney will play tennis at Ball State, and Macy Holdsworth is headed for IU in baseball.  This leaves Ryan Welage, only a junior, who is yet to decide where he will play basketball.  Not many schools with 700 or so students have ever put this type of team on the basketball floor for 3 straight seasons.Time will tell how this group will be remembered when the history books are written.  For now, it has been quite a run!last_img read more

MLBPA fires back at commissioner Rob Manfred’s payroll comments

first_imgThat appeared to most rile the players union. However, in his remarks to reporters Sunday, Manfred also said that MLB will use a pitch clock during spring training games. “Commissioner Manfred’s latest comments and his attempts to shift blame and distract from the main issues are unconstructive and misleading at best. Players’ eyes don’t deceive them, nor do fans’. … We’re operating in an environment in which an increasing number of clubs appear to be making little effort to improve their rosters, compete for a championship or justify the price of a ticket.”Statement from Executive Director Tony Clark: https://t.co/RS6Mvcx7Md pic.twitter.com/1uWDYa9pdI— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) February 18, 2019MLB has been criticized as multiple top-level free agents remain unsigned into mid-February, including stars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The Red Sox tallied 108 victories and won the World Series with MLB’s highest payroll last season. Related News Even that was met with some skepticism by Clark, though it was veiled in the context of player movement and pay:“Players have made a sincere attempt to engage with Clubs on their proposals to improve pace of play and enhance the game’s appeal to fans. At the same time, we have presented wide-ranging ideas that value substance over second and ensure the best players are on the field every day.”Manfred is scheduled to speak to reporters again Tuesday as part MLB’s Spring Training Media Day in Arizona. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s on Sunday said he rejects “the notion that (a team’s) payroll is a good measure” to determine that team’s effort or predict success.On Monday, the players union — in the context of another particularly slow-moving free-agent offseason — fired back with a statement by MLBPA executive director Tony Clark, who wrote, in part: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addresses pitch clock, payroll concernslast_img read more

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