Port operator Pelindo III records decline in ship traffic

first_imgMeanwhile, imports fell even faster, dropping by 42.2 percent to $8.44 billion, the lowest since 2009, due to weak domestic demand for consumer goods, raw materials and capital goods.Saefudin said Pelindo III projected an annual decline of shipped goods by around 9 percent to 15 percent by the end of 2020. The company recorded 75 million tons of goods being shipped last year.“We made the projection based on the effects of lockdowns in Indonesia’s export destinations and import source countries,” he said.To spur demand for transshipment services, Pelindo III is offering a 35 percent discount on the loading and unloading fees.The company is also offering a 50 percent discount on the seaport service charge and 85 percent stevedoring charges discount for freighters that are part of the government’s maritime highway program.“We are trying to rebuild optimism by supporting our exporters, which effort will eventually stimulate economic growth” Saefudin said.Saut Gurning, a maritime economy expert from November 10 Institute of Technology (ITS), said government support in the form of nontax state revenue (PNBP) exemptions, among other things, was needed to ease sea freighters’ burden and keep the industry afloat.“Because of the rising operational expenditure during the pandemic, combined with slumping revenue, many shipping companies are under intense pressure. What they need are fiscal incentives,” he said.Saut added that rules stipulated in Government Regulation No. 15/2016 regarding PNBP collection in the transportation sector needed to be reviewed to provide stimulus for the industry.“PNBP has become a boogeyman in the business sector, and it needs to be reviewed. The government could help the industry by reducing [companies’] expenditure,” he said.Topics : State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III has recorded a decline in ship traffic in this year’s first half as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts global trade and decimates the sea freight and logistics industry.Pelindo III president director Saefudin Noer said Wednesday that the company’s ports had seen an 8 percent year-on-year (yoy) decline in overall ship traffic and 10 percent annual slump in freight ship traffic in the first half of 2020.The company manages 43 seaports in seven provinces, including the logistics hub of Tanjung Perak seaport in Surabaya, East Java, and the Semarang container terminal in Central Java, which is used for shipping routes to China, South Korea and Singapore, among other countries. “We have seen a 15 percent decline in international container ship traffic to our seaports. However, the flow of goods to our Surabaya and Semarang seaports remained relatively stable as demand for goods is still growing in some regions,” Saefudin said during a webinar held by media outlet Kompas.Indonesia’s sea freight industry suffered a double blow in May, as falling international trade and a global oil price slump put pressure on shipping demand, according to the Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA).The association reported that container shipping revenue had fallen by 10 to 25 percent from normal levels. Revenue from bulk carriers, such as tankers, tugs and barges, had dropped by 25 to 50 percent.Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS) data show that Indonesia’s exports plunged 28.95 percent yoy in May to US$10.53 billion, the lowest since July 2016, due to falling exports of coal, coffee and palm oil as well as oil and gas.last_img read more

A Beachside haven is on the market in the first time in two decades

first_img2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.Shaun Cardillo from Ray White Coolangatta is marketing the property and said the home comes with a spacious floorplan. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“After 17 years the owner is moving on,” Mr Cardillo said.“Whether you are searching for the perfect family home, beach house getaway or even the entourage lifestyle this home is a big tick on the list.” 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.“The Gold Coast international airport and the John Flynn hospital are both also a five-minute drive away.” The three-bedroom home has timber flooring and multiple living areas. The main bedroom has its own balcony. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.Mr Cardillo said the home includes dual living options. “It is a large duplex and it is located in a convenient, elevated position and offering space for the whole family,” he said. “It is within walking distance to the beach as well as cafes and restaurants. 2/24 Woodgee St, Currumbin.WITHIN arms reach of Currumbin beach is this dreamy beachside haven. Kim Smith has put her three-level home at 2/24 Woodgee St on the market for the first time in almost two decades. last_img read more

Sunflower Classic draws 150-plus teams; Sobbing, Sellard top IMCA Modified mains

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (March 27-28) – Jesse Sobbing and Clay Sellard were $1,000 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature winners at RPM’s Sunflower Classic special.Sobbing took the lead on lap nine and drove on for the Friday checkers. Four-time national champion David Murray Jr. settled in the runner-up spot, followed by Mike Densberger, Dylan Sherfick, and Cody Gearhart.On Saturday, Sellard started outside pole in the 25-lapper, jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in the caution-free event to make his way to victory lane. Sobbing chased Sellard the second half of the race but settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Gearhart, Ryan Heger and Jeremy Zorn.More than 150 race teams from eight states competed in the season lidlifter at Hays.Kyle Vanover and Mike Nichols were $750 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winners.Vanover led all 25 laps on Friday but was challenged throughout the race by Jason Rogers and Nichols. Rogers held off Nichols for runner-up honors.A double winner at last year’s Sunflower show, Nichols took the Saturday lead on lap 10 from Nick Tubbs. Casey Woken finished second in the caution-filled event, followed by Vanover.First in $500 to win Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod mains went to Daniel Gottschalk and Clay Money.Kurtis Pihl led the first four laps of Friday’s 20-lap feature before Gottschalk took control and led the rest of the way. Money got by Tyler Frye on the last lap for second.Money led the distance on Saturday, the same race he won a year ago. Frye chased him most of the race but settled for second. Gottschalk was third.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victories, also good for $500, went to Andrew Burg and Jesse VanLaningham.Burg made his first ever appearance at RPM Speedway and made it worth the long drive as he led all 20 laps on Friday. Kyle Bond and Colton Pfeifer were next to the stripe.Duane Wahrman led the opening lap on Saturday before VanLaningham took a lead he would not relinquish. Adam Armstrong finished in the second spot with Garrett Hager third.The only double winner of the weekend was Ramsey Meyer, $200 richer for each Mach-1 Sport Compact victory.Meyer led all 12 laps of Friday’s caution-free feature. Second was Kiowa Higdon and third went to Art Herzog.Meyer took the Saturday lead from Herzog on lap four. Higdon passed Herzog for second.The Sunflower Classic was sponsored by Xtreme Motorsports and D & B Motors and powered by Casey’s General Stores,March 27 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jesse Sobbing; 2. David Murray Jr.; 3. Mike Densberger; 4. Dylan Sherfick; 5. Cody Gearhart; 6. Eddie Belec; 7. Kyle Rohleder; 8. Ryan Heger; 9. Jeremy Frenier; 10. Greg Gustus; 11. Corey Lagroon; 12. Anthony Roth; 13. Mike Petersilie; 14. Joel Lane; 15. Jason Schoenberger; 16. Nate Moore; 17. Jesse Richter; 18. Rick Fierro; 19. Joe Cleveland; 20. Dusty Springer; 21. Nick Link; 22. Jeremy Zorn; 23. Clay Sellard; 24. Brian Calhoon.Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Vanover; 2. Jason Rogers; 3. Mike Nichols; 4. Tyler Tipton; 5. Casey Woken; 6. Nick Tubbs; 7. Jody York; 8. Chad Sterling; 9. Trevor Schmidt; 10. Andrew Altenburg; 11. Tyler Hahn; 12. Nolan Remus; 13. Michael Pepper; 14. Kevin Wagoner; 15. Lloyd Meeske; 16. Cody Zimmerman; 17. Aaron Gray; 18. Josh Crombie; 19. B.J. Wagoner; 20. Geoff Jermark; 21. Brandon Conkwright; 22. Jason Schoenberger; 23. Luke Pfannenstiel; 24. Justin Lewis.Northern SportMods – 1. Daniel Gottschalk; 2. Clay Money; 3. Tyler Frye; 4. Dakota Sproul; 5. Joe Couse; 6. Austin Carter; 7. Trenton Kleweno; 8. Kurtis Pihl; 9. Ryan Moser; 10. Jeremy Sigler; 11. Brian Cross; 12. Pat Bedore; 13. Cameron Meyer; 14. Justin Gibbens; 15. Shane Meeks; 16. Kenny Schmidt; 17. Bentley Pywell; 18. Angel Munoz; 19. Tyler Watts; 20. Brendon Damon; 21. Kevin Tabor; 22. Henry Henderson; 23. Bryan Herrick; 24. Blaine Walt.Hobby Stocks – 1. Andrew Burg; 2. Kyle Bond; 3. Colton Pfeifer; 4. Jesse VanLaningham; 5. Tyrel Smith; 6. Kyle Pfeifer; 7. Brock Beeter; 8. Eric Cross; 9. Monte Honas; 10. Zach Olmstead; 11. Garrett Hager; 12. Jamie Songer; 13. Tommy Fose; 14. Cody Williams; 15. Reagan Sellard; 16. Brady Bencken; 17. Brandon Beeter; 18. Shay Simoneau; 19. Duane Wahrman; 20. Brian Stich; 21. Ron Wehling; 22. Adam Armstrong; 23. Cody Graham; 24. Jason Sucky.Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer; 2. Kiowa Higdon; 3. Art Herzog; 4. Kirk Pfannenstiel; 5. Randy Murphy; 6. Brandon Lobdell; 7. Andrew McClellan; 8. Nathan Barton.March 28 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Sellard; 2. Sobbing; 3. Gearhart; 4. Heger; 5. Zorn; 6. Sherfick; 7. Belec; 8. Murray; 9. Jeff Hunter; 10. Frenier; 11. Larry Sutton; 12. Rohleder; 13. Moore; 14. Roth; 15. Jacob Adler; 16. Cleveland; 17. Densberger; 18. Schoenberger; 19. Richter; 20. Link; 21. Fierro; 22. Calhoon; 23. Trent Gray; 24. Heath Steffen.Stock Cars – 1. Nichols; 2. Woken; 3. Vanover; 4. Sterling; 5. Nick Tubbs; 6. Shannon Maughlin; 7. Hahn; 8. Tipton; 9. Remus; 10. Altenburg; 11. Jeff Tubbs; 12. Jason Davis; 13. Jeff Whiting; 14. Chase Conaway; 15. Robert Rutherford; 16. Trevor Schmidt; 17. York; 18. Lewis; 19. Conkwright; 20. Pfannenstiel; 21. Zimmerman; 22. B.J. Wagoner; 23. Rogers; 24. Schoenberger.Northern SportMods – 1. Money; 2. Frye; 3. Gottschalk; 4. Walt; 5. Delbert Smith; 6. Carter; 7. Nate Ginest; 8. Kleweno; 9. Couse; 10. Munoz; 11. Moser; 12. Henderson; 13. Sigler; 14. Meyer; 15. Sproul; 16. Kaid Calhoon; 17. Gibbens; 18. Pywell; 19. Eric Pfeifer; 20. Cross; 21. Thomas Nelson; 22. C.J. Pfannenstiel; 23. Watts; 24. Damon.Hobby Stocks – 1. VanLaningham; 2. Armstrong; 3. Hager; 4. Tyrel Smith; 5. Bond; 6. Bencken; 7. Jeromy Wagner; 8. Cross; 9. Brock Beeter; 10. Wahrman; 11. Songer; 12. Fose; 13. Colton Pfeifer; 14. Stich; 15. Olmstead; 16. Sucky; 17. Jace Smith; 18. Simoneau; 19. Brandon Beeter; 20. Kurt Hansen; 21. Graham; 22. Kyle Pfeifer; 23. Williams; 24. Honas.Sport Compacts – 1. Meyer; 2. Pfannenstiel; 3. Herzog; 4. Higdon; 5. Murphy; 6. Lobdell; 7. McClellen; 8. Barton.last_img read more

Man arrested for stabbing in Taylorsville

first_imgTaylorsville, IN—The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office responded to Taylorsville Wednesday morning after a report of a possible stabbing. Sheriff Matt Myers says Ross Stroud, 30, of Columbus, was taken into custody and the suspect was preliminarily charged with aggravated battery. Stroud remains in the Bartholomew County Jail following his arrest yesterday. The victim, whose condition is unknown at this time, was stabbed multiple times.last_img

Ambivalent leads Polly possibles

first_img The daughter of Authorized notched up her first Group One win in this contest 12 months ago and has continued in great form, running well against the colts in Dubai and making the frame in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. “She’s in great form. She came out of Epsom really well. It was a really good run there and was probably almost a career best after Dubai,” Varian’s assistant David Eustace told At The Races. Roger Varian’s Ambivalent is one of 15 fillies and mares in contention for the Newbridge Silverware Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Press Associationcenter_img “Ground doesn’t seem to be an issue with her this year. We thought she was best on fast ground, but it was good to soft at York when she won. “She’ll go there with a good chance of winning the race again.” Other possible runners from Britain include Charlie Hills’ Just The Judge, a late withdrawal at Royal Ascot, Roger Charlton’s Thistle Bird and John Gosden’s unbeaten Pomology. Aidan O’Brien’s Venus De Milo, narrowly beaten in the Irish Oaks last year, looks the main Ballydoyle contender. O’Brien could also be represented by Marvellous, Palace, Peace Burg and Terrific. David Wachman’s Lahinch Classics was narrowly beaten by Epsom third Volume at Newbury, while Eddie Lynam will be hoping his good run continues with Pearl Of Africa, and John Oxx could run Harasiya. Along Came Casey, Euphrasia and Avenue Gabrial, fourth in the Irish 1000 Guineas, complete the list. last_img read more

Ellsworth boys run past WA to reach Northern Maine title game

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Latest Posts Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. BANGOR — Peter Austin had one goal for his players entering Wednesday night’s Northern Maine tournament game: Play loose.Although Austin’s Ellsworth boys’ basketball team has been one of the top Class B North contenders all season long, the Eagles didn’t necessarily assert themselves in their opening tourney game Friday against Winslow. Ellsworth scored a victory in the end, but the head coach knew his team would have to be less timid out of the gate in the semifinals.“We got the win, and that’s all that matters, but we were a bit tight,” Austin said of his team’s 58-51 quarterfinal victory. “We knew we were going to have to come out and be looser and more relaxed tonight.”Ellsworth was only loose for one of two halves, but in the end, that hardly mattered; by the time their opponents could deliver a proper response, the Eagles had effectively buried them with an early effort their coach described as “perfect.”Ellsworth’s Darby Barry skies for a layup during the first half a boys’ basketball playoff game against Washington Academy on Feb. 19 at the Cross Insurance Center. No. 2 Ellsworth (17-3) will face No. 1 Caribou (19-1) in the Class B North championship game at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth defeated Washington Academy 54-34 in Wednesday night’s regional semifinal showdown at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The win came as the Eagles outscored the Raiders 36-14 in the first half and kept them in check in the second to earn a spot in the Northern Maine championship game.After third-ranked Washington Academy (14-6) scored first on a free throw, Ellsworth scored the next eight points with Hunter Curtis making two shots at the line and Jackson Curtis and Connor Crawford hitting 3-pointers. Although the Raiders got two of the next three baskets, Jackson Curtis responded with the next seven points to put the Eagles up 12 with two minutes left in the first quarter.Entering the second quarter with a 17-7 lead, No. 2 Ellsworth (17-3) went through a bit of an offensive drought after scoring the first two baskets of the period. Yet Washington Academy scored just four points during the Eagles’ brief slump, and Ellsworth responded with a 15-3 run to head to the locker room with a 22-point lead.“When we got the ball inside, they all collapsed, so we kicked out and hit shots,” Jackson Curtis said. “When they stopped collapsing, we were able to get layups. We just take what the defense gives us.”Ellsworth endured another rough offensive spell to begin the third quarter as it went nearly six minutes without a basket. Washington Academy would only get as close as 42-27 in the period, but after a Joshua Ketchen 3-pointer cut it to that margin, Austin was feeling a tad uneasy.“It felt closer than that at times,” Austin said. “I think [our players] tightened up a little bit, and we didn’t run our offense the way I wanted to run our offense. It looked like we were overpassing a little bit instead of attacking the basket.”Ellsworth got a Hunter Curtis basket to end the third quarter and two Darby Barry free throws to begin the fourth, but Washington Academy countered with a 7-0 run to cut the Eagles’ lead to 12. Yet the Raiders wouldn’t score again as Ellsworth scored the final eight points to book a spot in the Northern Maine championship game.Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis keeps the ball away from Washington Academy’s Cecil Gray during the second half of a boys’ basketball playoff game Feb. 19 at the Cross Insurance Center. Curtis scored 10 of Ellsworth’s first 17 to points to power his team to an early lead. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLHunter Curtis led Ellsworth with 17 points, and Barry and Jackson Curtis joined him in double figures with 11 and 10, respectively. The Eagles also got six points apiece from Crawford and J’Von James, three from Austin Harris and one from Nick Kane.As Ellsworth found out when it lost to Washington Academy 45-43 in its Dec. 11 season opener, the Raiders tend to gravitate toward a four-corner stall when they establish an early lead. Yet with the Eagles taking control early, Washington Academy was well out of its comfort zone as it sought to find a way back into the game.“To get a big lead against that team is huge because then they can’t slow the pace down,” Jackson Curtis said. “They had to speed themselves up, and that’s not what they want to do.”Ellsworth will face No. 1 Caribou (19-1) in the Class B North championship game at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Caribou dismantled 12th-ranked Old Town (11-10) 73-32 in Wednesday’s other Class B North semifinal.Saturday’s game will be Ellsworth’s third this year against Caribou, which beat the Eagles 74-42 and 65-49 in the regular season. Yet Ellsworth also suffered blowout regular season losses to the Vikings last season before taking them to the wire in the Northern Maine semis, and with a regional championship on the line, the Eagles are ready to hit the defending state champs with everything they have.“It’s hard a beat a team three times,” Jackson Curtis said. “It’ll be tough, but we’ve got a plan for them. … We know what we’re getting into.”last_img read more

Rojas gets key hit as Marlins beat deGrom, Mets 5-3

first_img Written By Miguel Rojas hit a tiebreaking RBI single during Miami’s four-run sixth inning against Jacob deGrom, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Monday.Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson homered for Miami, which had dropped four in a row. Trevor Rogers pitched five effective innings for his first major league win, and Brandon Kintzler worked the ninth for his seventh save.Marlins second baseman Jonathan Villar made a diving catch in shallow center to rob the Mets of a run in the fifth, and then was replaced by a pinch hitter in the sixth. He was traded to Toronto for a player to be named.New York lost its fourth consecutive game. Robinson Canó homered, and Jeff McNeil also had two hits and an RBI.DeGrom, the two-time defending NL Cy Young Award winner, carried a two-hit shutout into the sixth. Cooper then got Miami on the board with a leadoff drive, and Matt Joyce reached on an error by first baseman Pete Alonso.Joyce scored the tying run on Lewin Diaz’s one-out double, and Rojas’ two-out single brought home Diaz. Jorge Alfaro followed with an RBI double.Only one of the four runs charged to deGrom (2-1) was earned. The right-hander hadn’t allowed four runs in an inning since he gave up five runs in the second against Milwaukee on April 26, 2019. He actually lowered his ERA from 1.80 to 1.76.Brian Anderson hit a leadoff drive in the eighth for the Marlins, who stole four bases in five attempts.Rogers (1-0) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two in his second career start. Kintzler worked around a leadoff single for Andres Gimenez in the ninth.The Mets scored both runs against Rogers in the third. Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo started the inning with a pair of walks. It was the first walk in 101 plate appearances this season for Rosario, who scored on McNeil’s double.Nimmo trotted home on Dominic Smith’s sacrifice fly.Cano led off the sixth with his sixth homer. He went 2 for 4 to raise his batting average to .375.The game was a makeup of the contest postponed last Thursday when the Mets and Marlins took the field for 42 seconds of silence before walking off in a protest of racial injustice.ALFARO’S HEADS UP PLAYMarlins catcher Jorge Alfaro made an unusual dash for third base in the third inning. Rosario, at first base, took off as Rogers delivered a full-count pitch to lefty hitting Brandon Nimmo. The Marlins’ infield, already shaded to the right with Nimmo up, followed Rosario. Nimmo drew the walk and Alfaro immediately sprinted towards the vacated third base to ensure Rosario didn’t try to advance.HELLO AGAIN HUNTERMets right-hander Hunter Strickland was recalled from the team’s alternate training site prior to the game and tossed a scoreless seventh inning. It is the second Mets stint of the season for Strickland, who made the opening-day roster, but was designated for assignment on July 30 and outrighted to the alternate site on Aug. 3.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: 1B Jesus Aguilar (back) did not travel with the team for the makeup game. He has missed the last four games.Mets: INF/OF J.D. Davis (left hip) didn’t play after exiting the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Yankees in the seventh inning. Manager Luis Rojas said Davis was still feeling the effects of being hit in the hip by an Aroldis Chapman fastball on Saturday. … LHP Steven Matz (shoulder) and RHP Dellin Betances (lat) were expected to see team doctors Monday.UP NEXTMarlins: RHP Elieser Hernandez (1-0, 3.04 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday night against the Blue Jays in the opener of a two-game set.Mets: Rojas said he doesn’t know who will start the opener of a two-game series in Baltimore on Tuesday night — or Thursday’s makeup game against the Yankees at Citi Field.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 1st September, 2020 07:18 IST LIVE TVcenter_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 07:18 IST Rojas Gets Key Hit As Marlins Beat DeGrom, Mets 5-3 Miguel Rojas hit a tiebreaking RBI single during Miami’s four-run sixth inning against Jacob deGrom, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Monday COMMENTlast_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair seeks new CFO as Alex Gersh calls time as group financial lead

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Alex Gersh – Paddy Power BetfairThe Sunday Times has this weekend reported that Paddy Power Betfair Chief Financial Officer Alex Gersh has signalled his intention to depart the FTSE100 betting group’s executive leadership team.The governance of Paddy Power Betfair is reported to have begun its executive search for Gersh’s replacement as group financial leader. Gersh will maintain the executive role with until his replacement is found.Joining Betfair Plc in 2012 from digital payment services provider NDS Cisco, Gersh played a pivotal part in revitalising Betfair’s corporate strategy following its post-2011 IPO performance decline.Working alongside former Paddy Power Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran (2012-2017), Gersh played a fundamental role in redeveloping and repositioning Betfair’s product strategy, turning the company into a ‘UK tech darling’.Furthermore, as Betfair CFO, Gersh was a key stakeholder in 2015’s £5.5 billion merger with Paddy Power, creating the FTSE’s outright leading firm in online gambling.Gersh’s next arrangements remain unknown, nevertheless, his shrewd financial management and strategy of Betfair, have placed amongst the top technology-centric CFOs.The replacement of Gersh as Group CFO will be seen as another early test for new Paddy Power Betfair Chief Executive Peter Jackson, who this January took official leadership of the betting group.In his first actions as Group CEO, Jackson has restructured the firm’s senior executive team, appointing Dan Taylor as European Chief Executive. In addition, Jackson has mad promoted Aine Flanagan to Group Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)  focusing on maximising shareholder returns and Johnny Hartnett to Group Chief Development Officer focusing on international growth opportunities. Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more

Domestic violence cases up 79 percent in Treasure Coast amid pandemic

first_imgAs the nation is being forced to comply with Stay-At-Home orders in order to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, domestic violence cases have increased, especially in the Treasure Coast, reports say.Compared to the same time frame last year, between March 6 and April 6, domestic battery cases have increased 18 percent in Palm Beach County, and in the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee counties, domestic violence cases have increased by 79 percent.Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said the increase in cases could be due to a mixture of alcohol abuse, and couples staying home under conditions they are not used to.However, officials at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse in Palm Beach County, say their hotline calls have stayed about the same.Jennifer Rey, Program Services Director of AVDA says the reason the hotline calls are not going up is most likely because the victims perpetrator is in the home 24/7.Rey said during this time everyone is suppose to stick together.“If you know that something is going on or you suspect it please call law enforcement and have them investigate.”If you are a victim call Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (Palm Beach County) at 1 (800) 355-8547 or SafeSpace (Treasure Coast counties) at 1 (800) 500-1119.last_img read more