Di Tengah Wabah Corona, KLM Putuskan Jemput Traveler di Hong Kong dan Seoul

first_imgBoeing 777 milik KLM. Sumber: istimewa Sebelum kasus virus corona di Italia, Spanyol, dan Iran melonjak tajam, Korea Selatan adalah nomor kedua terbanyak setelah Cina yang menjadi episentrum penyebaran Covid-19 di dunia. Hingga 19 Maret lalu, Negeri Ginseng itu tercatat 8,413 kasus dengan 84 di antaranya meninggal dunia. Tak heran bila negara-negara lain melakukan pembatasan perjalanan dari negara tersebut, tak terkecuali pemerintah Indonesia.Baca juga: Imbas Virus Corona, KLM Pensiunkan Boeing 747-400 Lebih Cepat, Salah Satunya “City of Jakarta”?Dikutip dari nltimes.nl, di tengah pemberlakuan pembatasan perjalan dari negara tersebut oleh banyak negara di dunia, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij atau yang akrab disingkat KLM dilaporkan justru malah diizinkan oleh otoritas penerbangan Belanda untuk melakukan penerbangan repatriasi. Penerbangan repatriasi sendiri adalah penerbangan yang dimaksudkan untuk memulangkan kembali warganya yang masih terjebak di Korea Selatan. Di samping memulangkan warga negara Belanda, penerbangan tersebut juga dimaksudkan untuk memulangkan kembali warga dari negara-negara dengan visa Schengen, seperti Jerman, Yunani, Hungaria, Italia, Islandia, Perancis, Republik Ceko, Austria, Estonia, Finlandia, Luxemburg, Norwegia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Latvia, Spanyol, Lithuania, Polandia, Swiss, Denmark, Swedia, Malta, Belgia dan Portugal.Dalam laporan The Telegraph, KLM disebut akan melakukan dua penerbangan repatriasi pada Selasa dan Kamis waktu setempat. Oleh karenanya, para travelers yang masih terjebak di Korea dan ingin kembali ke Eropa disarankan untuk segera menghubungi pihak KLM. Belum jelas penerbangan tersebut akan memakai pesawat jenis apa. Hanya saja, bila melihat dari penerbangan repatriasi lainnya, penerbangan Seoul-Amsterdam mungkin juga akan menggunakan Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.Selain melayani penerbangan repatriasi ke Seoul, Royal Dutch Airlines atau KLM juga akan melayani penerbangan serupa ke HongKong. Untuk penerbangan ke Hongkong, maskapai dilaporkan membuka penerbangan lebih banyak dibanding ke Seoul. Dilihat KabarPenumpang.com dari situs flightstats.com,setidaknya terdapat empat jadwal penerbangan repatriasi ke Hongkong, mulai dari hari Senin hingga Kamis mendatang.Dengan penerbangan repatriasi tersebut, maskapai tertua di dunia yang masih beroperasi dengan nama yang sama dengan ketika pertama kali berdiri itu mungkin akan sedikit ‘terselamatkan’ di tengah anjloknya cash flow maskapai penerbangan di dunia akibat wabah Covid-19. Selain itu, penerbangan repatriasi juga sekaligus membatalkan pengumuman maskapai sebelumnya terkait penangguhan perjalanan dari dan ke Hong Kong, Korea Selatan, dan Italia mulai 14 hingga 28 Maret mendatang.Efek positifnya, mungkin, lewat penerbangan repatriasi dengan dipenuhi penumpang, akan ada karyawan yang ‘selamat’ dari gelombang PHK massal yang dilakukan perusahaan. Sebelumnya, maskapai asal Belanda tersebut dilaporkan akan melakukan pengurangan 30 persen karyawan atau sekitar 1.500-2.000 karyawannya di seluruh dunia.Baca juga: Buat Toilet “Eksklusif,” Pramugari KLM Dituduh Rasis Terkait Virus CoronaAkan tetapi, bila berbicara efek negatif, penerbangan repatriasi di tengah wabah Covid-19 mungkin terkesan mengorbankan awak kabin. Salah satu anggota dari Asosiasi Kabin Kru Belanda atau Dutch Cabin Crew Association, Chris van Elswijk, menyebut bahwa kru kabin mungkin akan kesulitan untuk menjalankan protokol kesehatan semacam social distancing atau batas jarak hingga 1,5 meter antara satu dengan yang lainnya.“Jika Anda bekerja di pesawat penuh dengan 300 penumpang, Anda tidak dapat memenuhi pedoman yang ditetapkan,” katanya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDi Tengah Tekanan Corona, Garuda Indonesia Pastikan Penerbangan Tetap Normal ke Korea Selatan05/03/2020In “Domestik”Imbas Penumpang Turun Drastis, Bandara Hong Kong Satukan Pelayanan di Terminal Utama21/02/2020In “Bandara”Terdampak Badai Corona, Inilah Alasan Singapore Airlines Mengurangi Frekuensi Penerbangan ke Sejumlah Negara24/02/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

Alternate Venues Confirmed for 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League Round of 16 Matches of CD Walter Ferretti and Diriangen FC

first_imgMiami (Friday, June 15, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today the alternate stadiums selected by the Nicaraguan clubs CD Walter Ferretti and Diriangen FC for their first-round matches of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League.  On Wednesday, August 1, Diriangen FC will host Club Deportivo Universitario (PAN) at Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero, in Heredia, Costa Rica. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 pm ET (6:00 pm local). The following week, Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, in Alajuela, Costa Rica will host to the match between CD Walter Ferretti and Club Franciscain (MTQ). The match is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, at 8:00 pm ET (6:00 pm local). Following the decision made by the Concacaf Council on June 6, 2018, both Nicaraguan clubs were required to submit a proposal of alternate venues for their home matches versus Club Franciscain and Club Deportivo Universitario. Should either Nicaraguan club advance to the quarterfinals, those matches would also need to be played outside Nicaragua and those venues will be announced by Concacaf in due course. The 2018 edition of the Concacaf League will be the second to feature the recently developed, action-packed knockout style competition. The home-and-away format will demand the highest level of performance from the participating clubs from the first kickoff, resulting in a quickly evolving competition with quarterfinals matches in July and August, followed by the semifinals in September and the finals in October and November. The 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League champion will earn a ticket to the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, joining champion clubs that have qualified from across the region – including Canada, Mexico and the United States. In total, the expanded Concacaf club competitions platform – including the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League and the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League – will feature 31 clubs from across the Confederation. ***Press Release via Concacaf*** Related Topics#neosiSoccer Vince McKeelast_img read more

Japan departs for Fed Cup playoff

first_imgJapan’s Fed Cup team on Thursday finally left for Slovenia for this weekend’s World Group II promotion/relegation playoff, four days after Iceland’s volcanic eruption had prevented it from departing on schedule.The Japan Tennis Association had asked the International Tennis Federation to put the match back two days but said Thursday it will take place as planned on Saturday and Sunday. The ITF has arranged only for Saturday’s opening match to start four hours later than initially scheduled. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Round-up: QPR duo going, Hoilett wants to leave, Matic defiant, Blues U21s win, Robson ton

first_imgQPR have confirmed that Alejandro Faurlin and Clint Hill are among the players leaving the club this summer.West London Sport revealed on Monday morning that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had indicated that out-of-contract trio Faurlin, Hill and Karl Henry were not in his plans, while Junior Hoilett has told the club he wants to leave.AdChoices广告Faurlin later confirmed his departure with a message on social media in which he thanked fans for their support. Rangers subsequently announced the duo’s exit and say they are in contract talks with Henry – who could be retained as a squad player – and Hoilett.News that Hill and Faurlin have reached the end of the line at QPR was greeted with dismay by many fans on Twitter.Hoilett is eyeing a return to the Premier LeagueMeanwhile, Nemanja Matic has declared that he still has confidence in his own ability after a disappointing season for Chelsea.The Serbian midfielder has been linked with a possible move to Manchester United by the Daily Mail. Chelsea’s Under-21 side were in action on Monday evening – Charlie Colkett’s late goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Manchester City.Brentford have offered Josh Clarke a new contract but have released goalkeeper Mark Smith.Fulham defender Dan Burn, whose contract is about to expire, says he has played his final match for the club.And in cricket, Sam Robson hit a century as he led a strong Middlesex recovery against Nottinghamshire on day two at Lord’s. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

No miracles … Auburn deserves fate of bitter setback

first_imgAUBURN – There were no miracles this time around.No fourth-down Prayer at Jordan-Hare like last year against Georgia.There was no one-second on the clock, length of the field return against Alabama in the Iron Bowl.This Auburn team self-destructed under the weight of its own mistakes.This team is not like last year’s.That’s why this year’s edition won’t be vying for a conference and national title.Two fumbles in the final three minutes were the focal point of Auburn’s 41-38 loss to Texas A&M.But they are only symptomatic of problems that have popped up all season.The triple crown of ineffectiveness: mental mistakes, lack of discipline and communication issues.Auburn was outclassed in a loss against top-ranked Mississippi State. The Tigers were never in the game.But those same problems were front and center against South Carolina and against Ole Miss.The Tigers were fortunate to win both of those contests in the final seconds.But not this time around.The first fumble was on a botched option-read handoff between Nick Marshall and Cameron Artis-Payne from Texas A&M’s 2-yard line trailing 41-38 with 2:37 remaining.“That is what we do,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “We have been successful with that many times, and we are not going to second guess ourselves on that one. It is just unfortunate.”Unbelievably enough, despite wasting a timeout earlier in the half, Auburn nearly came up with a safety and forced a Texas A&M punt that again put the Tigers in position to tie or win the game.Auburn had first-and-10 from A&M’s 28-yard line with just under a minute left.Then, came the “butt fumble” … it doesn’t have the ring of Prayer at Jordan-Hare does it?Marshall was making communication signals when center Reese Dismukes snapped the ball like the quarterback was under center. It hit his posterior, fell to the turf and was recovered by A&M. Silence came over the crowd.It was almost an out of stadium experience here … could this be happening here?“There was something I saw on the defense,” Marshall said. “We can’t dwell on it. Things happen and just have to move on. … We’re disappointed. We should have won.”No, Auburn shouldn’t have won.Maybe Auburn should dwell on it.Texas A&M did dwell on it after its humiliating 59-0 loss to Alabama on Oct. 18. The entire team was forced to watch play-by-play of the game and dissect it together … every excruciating mistake. It seemed to work for the Aggies in their first SEC game back against Auburn.Auburn shouldn’t have even been in position that late to win the game.Auburn trailed 35-17 at halftime after Texas A&M blocked Daniel Carlson’s 41-yard field goal attempt on the final play and recovered it and ran it back 65 yards for a touchdown.Why did Auburn start out the game so poorly?“The only reason I’m disappointed is because we came out sluggish,” Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy said. “You cannot come out sluggish against a team in this league and expect to win by just turning it on at the end of the game.”So what did the Tigers say in the locker room at halftime to assess the situation?“We knew at halftime we were the better team,” McKinzy said. “We knew we were not being ourselves and playing Auburn football. We kind of thought about the fans … We’ve got the best fans in college football, and we were not giving the fans what they should get.“We didn’t make any adjustments at halftime. Just play Auburn offense. Just play Auburn defense.”But the problem is Auburn has not been playing Auburn football for entire game. The new normal of Auburn football is lack of execution, turnovers and penalties (eight more for 65 yards, including several costly miscues on third down situations on defense).That doesn’t mean Auburn didn’t do any good things.The team totaled 582 yards. It’s the most in school history in a loss.Auburn rushed for 363 yards. It’s the first game Auburn has lost under Malzahn when rushing for more than 250 yards.Auburn’s 38 points is also tied for the most the school has ever scored in regulation in a loss.The common denominator in all three is loss.If the Tigers don’t tighten up their multitude of miscues, it won’t be the last this year. And a season that offered so much promise, and hopes of being in the first college football playoff, will be buried in setbacks to Georgia and Alabama and memories of what could have been.Brad Zimanek is the Montgomery Advertiser sports editor. He can be reached at bzimanek@gannett.com or 334-717-0739 and followed on twitter at @bzimaneklast_img read more

Manchester United can handle Ancelotti’s Chelsea – Alex Ferguson

first_imgManchester United manager Alex Ferguson is confident that his team can cope with the experience and quality of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.He also believes that Carlo Ancelotti’s in-form side provide different tactical challenges to those posed by other Chelsea teams in recent years.“It’s a very experienced team. Their consistency, compared to last season, has probably been a bit better under Ancelotti,” Ferguson told Inside United magazine.“He’s brought in the system he used at AC Milan of the diamond in the middle of the pitch. It’s hard to break down when you get into their third, because they’ve got bodies compacted into the central area of the pitch.“Jose Mourinho played one up and five in the middle of the park – that also made Chelsea very difficult to beat, but in a different way to what Ancelotti is doing. Ancelotti’s got the two strikers, and that is a major change compared to [Luiz Felipe] Scolari and [Claudio] Ranieri.”United lost to a stumbling Liverpool at Anfield last month, a recent memory which Ferguson insists his men will do their best to erase this weekend. He added: “It’s always a hard game at Chelsea, but we’ll deal with it better than we did at Anfield, I’m sure of that. They’re shaping up [to be the main challengers]. It seems they’ll be the ones to get in front of.”Source: Goal.comlast_img read more

Guinea thump Botswana 6-1

first_imgSadio Diallo scored twice as Guinea thumped 10-man Botswana 6-1 in their African Cup of Nations Group D clash at the Stade de Franceville.Diallo opened the scoring for Guinea before Dipsy Selolwane levelled from the penalty spot to score Botswana’s first ever African Cup of Nations goal.Diallo bagged his second to put Guinea back in front before Abdoul Razzagui Camara made it three. Botswana substitute Patrick Motsepe then saw red in first half stoppage time, with Ibrahim Traore scoring from the resulting free-kick.Mamadou Dioulde Bah and Oumar Kalabane completed the rout after the break to all but end Botswana’s hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals in what is their first appearance at the African finals.Both sides lost their opening game 1-0 but Diallo made the breakthrough for Guinea after 15 minutes, converting from six yards after Botswana failed to clear Traore’s corner.Guinea keeper Naby Yattara then brought down Jerome Ramatlhakwana after an awful back pass from Dianbodo Balde, but Selolwane needed two bites of the cherry to convert the spot-kick. Yattara saved the veteran’s first effort but the linesman ruled the Guinea stopper had strayed off his line and Selolwane, who is Botswana’s all-time leading scorer, stepped up again to fire into the top corner.Guinea were soon back in front, however, when Diallo struck from close range after an excellent move down the left flank.Guinea, quarter-finalists in 2002, 2004 and 2006, began to assert their dominance and extended their lead when a quick free-kick put Camara in, the 21-year-old dispatching a fierce finish past Modiri Marumo at the near post.Botswana’s afternoon went from bad to worse after Motsepe, who had only been on the pitch for eight minutes, was shown a straight red card after a horrendous studs-up challenge on Pascal Feindouno. Traore stepped up to thump the free-kick in off the post to put Guinea 4-1 ahead at the break.Down to 10 men and with no chance to getting back into the game, beleaguered Botswana struggled to get out of their own half after the break. Feindouno’s fierce side-footed shot looked to have crossed the line after hitting the underside of the crossbar but the officials waved play on, while Ismael Bangoura saw his shot hit the outside of the post after escaping his man with a smart turn.Bangoura then had an effort clip the top of the bar and fall onto the roof of the net before Bah struck with a deflected shot from distance with four minutes remaining.And Soumah made it six just two minutes later, making a clever run to latch onto a neat through ball before dispatching a pin-point finish past Marumo.last_img read more

Ronaldinho learning carpentry and teaching prison inmates skills but misses music and his mum who he phones every day

first_img Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 RONALDINHO is learning carpentry in prison as he faces up to the prospect of six months behind bars.The former Brazil football star and his brother were arrested after they were accused of entering Paraguay with doctored passports.Ronaldino is locked up after his appeal for bail was refusedThe former Brazil and Barcelona superstar is teaching inmates some football skills insideBoth men deny the accusations, but they have been denied bail and are currently behind bars.Now ESPN has revealed how the Barcelona legend is spending the days inside.Ronaldinho has been learning carpentry to while away the time, but is said to be “loved” by fellow inmates and is “relaxed” in the lock-up.Unsurprisingly, the Samba star continues to play football, with fellow prisoners and officers, but he is missing his other love – music.Since he retired from football the 40-year-old has “spent a lot of time playing the bongos”.WORRIED FOR HIS MUMA source told ESPN: He can’t play any instruments inside but I am sure that in his head he will keep on coming up with melodies for compositions when he’s out.“He plays football every day and teaches the guys he plays with a few tricks.“From the very first moment he wanted to make sure he integrated with the other inmates and he quickly managed to do that. “He’s an idol for many of them and they have asked for him to sign hats, shirts and trainers.”Ronaldinho also misses his mum, with it being reported he “speaks with his mother every day in the evening and that “she’s one of Ronaldinho’s big concerns.”SunSport reported that his defence was dealt a blow when a businesswoman who fixed his book launch trip to the South American country failed to show up in court.That meant Ronaldinho spent his 40th birthday behind bars on Saturday, although he did get to celebrate with a huge BBQ.His appeal against a judge’s decision to swap his jail remand for house arrest was knocked back last week and he was warned he could faced six months inside.Ronaldinho, a star of Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winning side and one of the greatest ever footballers, is being held in a jail in the outskirts of Paraguayan capital Asuncion.The retired footballer is said to be ‘relaxed’ inside the Praguayan prisonRonaldinho and his brother have been arrested for entering Paraguay with fake passportsRonaldinho is regarded as one of Brazil’s most talented footballers everIt is being reported that Ronaldinho could face up to six months behind barsWatch Ronaldinho play in first prison Futsal match as Brazil legend scores FIVE in 11-2 win after fake passport arrest 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: David Johnson, Todd Gurley affect Week 6 RB rankings

first_imgTodd Gurley and David Johnson dealing with injuries is nothing new. Both missed practices Wednesday leading into Week 6, putting fantasy football owners who normally can count on these two to start in a bit of a bind. Both have obvious handcuffs in Malcolm Brown (Gurley) and Chase Edmonds (Johnson) who should be picked up for owners of these running backs if they’re available. They’ll be the most obvious replacements Sunday for the late-afternoon games if the starters can’t go, and at least one could be working his way into start ’em, sit ’em converations even if the starter is healthy.For the latest on injured WRs such as Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Brandin Cooks and more, go here; for updates on banged-up TEs T.J. Hockenson, Mark Andrews, Hunter Henry, and Vernon Davis, click here. For more news and updates, follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 6 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWEEK 6 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWill David Johnson play Week 6?UPDATE: Johnson is officially questionable for Sunday’s game against Atlanta.Johnson’s back “locked up” Sunday and led to Johnson being in and out of the game. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury won’t guarantee that Johnson will play Sunday.If Johnson doesn’t play, Chase Edmonds will get the start and be a very chalk DFS value. Atlanta-Arizona should feature tons of points, so Edmonds is an RB2 in season-long leagues as the starter, too. If Johnson plays, Edmonds still has some FLEX appeal after double-digit touches a week ago.WEEK 6 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP Todd Gurley injury updateUPDATE: Gurley is doubtful for Sunday’s game against San Francisco.Gurley didn’t practice Wednesday, and what’s concerning is that it was due to a quad injury, not his usual knee issues. Sean McVay called Gurley “day-to-day”, and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Gurley’s status is “very much up in the air”. Gurley received five carries in Week 4 before getting a more normal, 15-carry workload in Week 5. He’s a fantasy RB1/2 whenever he’s playing. If Gurley were to miss out, Malcolm Brown would become a popular pickup and start, with Darrell Henderson spelling him as a change-of-pace back.last_img read more