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Garuda adopts Alibaba cloud technology for cost efficiency

first_imgHe added that after migrating to cloud computing, the company was able to have more teams work remotely.As the technology reduced network latency, Garuda’s corporate website, mobile application gateway and booking and ticketing services had become faster, he added.As of July, the airline had seen a 61 percent year-on-year (yoy) drop in total passengers, down to 3.6 million passengers, as the pandemic all but grounded the travel industry. Garuda also recorded a US$712.73 million loss in the first half of this year after booking net profits of $24.11 million in the same period last year.Garuda began its migration to cloud technology in 2015, transferring its on-premise e-mail to the cloud and distributing aircraft manuals online, among other changes. Alibaba Cloud is working with telecommunication company Indosat Ooredoo and cloud service provider ViBiCloud to provide a cloud data center for Garuda.“Our proprietary cloud technologies will help Garuda Indonesia continue to deliver innovation and agility in the market, offering a seamless user experience for consumers in Indonesia,” Alibaba Cloud Indonesia country manager Leon Chen said.Alibaba plans to create a third cloud center in Indonesia by 2021 after establishing its first two data centers in 2018 and 2019.On Thursday, Alibaba launched a lightweight personal cloud computer and an autonomous delivery robot, among other technologies, during its annual Apsara Conference.Alibaba launched a last-mile delivery robot called Xiomanlv on Thursday. The robot aims to assist in the delivery of packages to campuses and business parks in China. (Courtesy of Alibaba/-)Alibaba cloud intelligence president Jeff Zhang said that the recent changes brought about by the pandemic, namely the rise of remote work and e-commerce, had led the company to create relevant solutions.“As working from home becomes the new norm during and after the pandemic, we hope our cloud computer can help people access resilient computing power whenever they need to with a tiny personal computer,” he said in a speech during the conference.He added that the computer could be used to conduct complex tasks that usually required sophisticated PCs, such as video editing, software development and online customer service.The computer is a palm-sized device that can be connected to a normal computer screen. Users can access computing resources by subscription or by actual data consumption.Alibaba launched a lightweight cloud computer on Thursday. The device can be connected to a normal computer screen to enable remote work. (Courtesy of Alibaba/-)While the computers are currently available only to enterprise customers, the company said the devices would soon be available for purchase by individuals.Zhang also introduced an autonomous last-mile delivery robot called Xiomanlv to cater to the growing need for fast delivery services in China. The country is expected to see more than 1 billion packages delivered each day in the coming years.The delivery robot is estimated to be able to deliver up to 500 packages a day to one designated community or campus and can travel 100 kilometers on a single charge.“We are expecting a rapid jump in delivery demand brought about by thriving new retail in the increasingly digitalized world,” Zhang said, adding that the robot would complement Alibaba’s logistics platform Cainiao to serve communities, campuses and business parks in China.The Apsara conference will also be a launching ground for various cloud products, such as the Cloud Lakehouse big data architecture and Lindorm, a multi-model database to support the Alibaba Group ecosystem. (eyc)Topics : Garuda Indonesia, the country’s flag carrier, has adopted cloud technology from the Chinese company Alibaba Cloud for cost efficiency as Alibaba launches a lightweight personal cloud computer and an autonomous delivery robot.Garuda IT digital transformation senior manager Pungky Prasetyawan said that by adopting cloud technology, the company had seen more than a 60 percent improvement in cost efficiency.“In the face of challenges [brought about] by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions globally, Garuda Indonesia has been looking for a digital transformation solution,” he said during a media briefing on Thursday.last_img read more

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Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’

first_img Comment Advertisement Lukas Podolski scored 31 goals for Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)‘I hope better times are coming with Mikel Arteta,’ said Podolski. ‘I played with him and when he took over I could see improvements. The team talked together, they ran together, but still they only had one special player – Aubameyang.‘It’s not like the rest are sh*t, but they’re not world-class. Look at Liverpool, they have top or world-class players in every position, but maybe that’s not the target for Arsenal right now.’MORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from Huddersfield TownMORE: Martin Keown fires warning to Arsenal fans over William SalibaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Mesut Ozil’s dispute with Arsenal continues (Picture: Getty Images)Lukas Podolski has defended his former Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil, saying ‘he’s not an a**hole’ as the stalemate between player and club continues.Ozil is earning a mammoth £350,000-a-week at Arsenal and remains under contract until the summer of 2021 at the club.However, he has fallen completely out of favour under Mikel Arteta, not making a single appearances for the Gunners since the return of football after the coronavirus hiatus.Arsenal want rid of the German, but he has no intention of being forced out of the club before the end of his contract, wanting to return to first team action and play a part next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPodolski, who played for Arsenal from 2012-15, believes the situation is unfortunate but Ozil is certainly not a bad apple and says any disagreement is unlikely to be his fault.‘He’s good enough with support from the coach and the team, but something has happened with the club, you can feel that,’ Podolski told The Athletic.‘Is he in a disagreement with the club? When I talk to him, we don’t want to talk about that kind of stuff. It’s his situation, him and his agent have to deal with that.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 City‘He’s a good character — he’s not an a**hole. He doesn’t do interviews where he speaks badly of his team-mates or of Arsenal and it’s a shame we have this situation because everyone is losing. Ozil is sat in the stands, Arsenal are paying him and there is no winner.’Podolski is hopeful the situation can be remedied and that Arsenal can make further improvements under Mikel Arteta, after an encouraging start to his tenure.The 35-year-old thinks they need a lot of new players, though, with only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently seen as ‘special’ by the German. Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Aug 2020 4:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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British buying, daily habits and regional tastes: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to eggs

first_imgEggs are booming. Consumption is growing – reaching a daily habit for some – and consumers are backing British. However there are some points of debate, including the sourcing of egg-containing products – and the best way to have your eggs in the morning,This research was commissioned by The Grocer and carried out by Harris Interactive independently from the British Egg Industry CouncilFree download: 10 Charts explaining UK attitudes to eggs1. Six in 10 consumers eat eggs more than once a week Eggs have a wide range of perceived benefits, from their nutritional content to their value for money. As this table shows, versatility emerged as the top benefit for consumers by a small margin. That was followed by taste, value and health.Older consumers are most likely to value these benefits. Among over-55s, 68% agreed eggs were a versatile food, compared with 39% of 18 to 24-year-olds. Similarly, 61% of the oldest age group said they were good value for money, while just 37% of the youngest age group said the same. However, the benefits of health and taste were more uniformly recognised across the age groups.The multiple benefits of eggs beyond just value have been key to the sales uplift, says the British Egg Industry Council’s Joret. “As consumers seek healthy meal solutions, and many look to reduce their meat intake, eggs are well placed to provide the solution,” he says.4. Fried is the most popular type of egg Nearly all the major UK supermarkets have committed to removing caged eggs from shelves by 2025. Morrisons reached that goal earlier in 2020.The commitments are proof of consumer power. The movement all started as a result of petitions by a 14-year-old schoolgirl to ban caged eggs in the supermarkets, which quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of signatures.So it’s no surprise that there is overwhelming support for supermarkets going cage-free. Eight in 10 consumers said they were either happy or very happy with the decision.As many as 56% described themselves as ‘very happy’.Support was pretty much across the board but, as this chart shows, there was a slight gender split. Six in 10 women said they were very happy about the decision, compared with half of men.9. However, they don’t have the same confidence when it comes to egg-containing products such as sandwiches Eggs are becoming more popular. That’s the main takeaway from this table, which reveals 24% of consumers are eating eggs more often than they were a year ago. And only 14% are eating them less often. That pattern is present across almost all demographics, but most pronounced across young people. Four in 10 of the 18 to 24-year-olds in this survey said they had increased their egg consumption since last year, compared with 11% of over-55s.British Egg Industry Council chairman Andrew Joret says there has been a “long-term trend” of increasing egg sales. “There are a number of factors for this, from consumers seeing eggs as a meal solution to the dispelling of myths, such as cholesterol,” he says. “However, in recent years, the biggest driver for growth has been consumers seeing eggs as a healthy food, which has meant that they are increasingly likely to pick them over other foods.”3. Versatility, taste and value are the key selling points Whether boiled, scrambled or fried, British consumers love eggs. One in 10 eat eggs every day, and half consume them a few times a week. Only 5% of the 2,120 consumers surveyed by Harris Interactive for The Grocer said they never ate eggs.Encouragingly, levels of consumption are high across all demographics.Across all age groups, genders and regions, at least 90% of the sample said they bought into eggs to some extent.Younger consumers emerged as the most enthusiastic egg consumers. Although a higher proportion never eat eggs – 10% of 18 to 24-year-olds – they also have a higher proportion of regular consumers. Indeed, 15% of 18 to 24-year olds eat eggs every day. That compares with just 5% of the over-55 age group and 7% of 45 to 54-year-olds.There was also some variation in the regions. In London, a sizeable 19% of consumers said they ate eggs on a daily basis. By contrast, only 7% of respondents in the Midlands and the south east of England said the same.Finally, men and women reported some differences in their habits. Although both had high levels of overall consumption, 13% of men reported eating eggs every day compared with 8% of women.2. For a quarter of consumers, that frequency is growing The fresh eggs on our shelves all come from the UK and their source is clearly marked. So it’s little wonder that consumers feel pretty confident in where their fresh eggs come from.A quarter of consumers feel very confident they understand the provenance of their fresh eggs, and three quarters are at least quite confident.Some demographics were more confident in their knowledge than others. Three in 10 25 to 34-year olds felt very confident in knowing the source of their fresh eggs. That fell to 18% of 55+ consumers, who were the least confident age group.Similarly, three in 10 Londoners said they were very confident they knew where their fresh eggs came from. That fell to just 18% in the south east, and 21% in the east of England and the north west.8. Women are more likely to support the removal of caged eggs Fresh eggs may be clear in their provenance, but egg-containing products are another story. Many prepared products such as sandwiches and quiches contain imported eggs without the knowledge of consumers.That much is demonstrated by the sheer lack of knowledge around the provenance of eggs in prepared products. Six in 10 consumers said they were either not very confident or not confident at all in the source of the eggs.The age group with the most confidence in this area were the 25 to 34-year-olds. However, only 22% described themselves as very confident. And just 5% of the 55+ age group said they were very confident in their knowledge.10. Morrisons shoppers would be particularly concerned over the use of imported eggs Egg consumption is high across all areas of Britain. But there are some regional differences in the levels of love for eggs, our survey found.Consumers in the east of England were the biggest enthusiasts, with nearly a third naming eggs one of their favourite foods. That was by far the highest percentage across the country.By contrast, only a fifth of consumers in the Midlands classed eggs as one of their favourite foods. It was a similar story in Wales, where 21% deemed eggs a favourite.In terms of age groups, older consumers showed the highest levels of love for eggs. Three in 10 of the over-55 age group counted eggs among their favourite foods.That fell to 18% of 18 to 24-year olds, despite this younger age group having a higher proportion of daily consumers (see chart one).6. British eggs are associated with quality, especially among older consumers OK, so health benefits are a major driver of egg sales. But that doesn’t stop Brits dousing them in oil and heating up their frying pans. Nearly a quarter of consumers named fried eggs as their favourite style of egg, making it the most popular option on this list. That was closely followed by the healthier option of scrambled egg.Not all demographics were equally keen on a fry-up, though. Scrambled eggs were the most popular option among younger consumers, favoured by 27% of 18 to 24-year-olds. Among this age group, omelettes were the second choice with 22% of the vote, while fried eggs lagged in third place with 19%. However, that all changed in the age group just above, the 25 to 34-year-olds. Among these consumers, 24% named fried eggs as their favourite option, making it the clear leader.This dispute over egg choices wasn’t just across the different age groups. There were some marked regional differences, too. In the south west of England, the fried egg was the clear king, favoured by 29% of respondents.However, in the south east, preferences changed. A quarter of respondents there named scrambled eggs as their favourite option on this list, while 19% opted for fried. Scrambled also emerged as the most popular option in the east of England.5. Consumers in the east of England are the biggest fans of eggs British is best. That’s the clear perception among consumers when it comes to the provenance of eggs. Overall, 68% believed British eggs were safer and of higher quality than their imported equivalents. Only 15% thought British eggs were the same standard as imported, and 5% had no opinion.As the below chart shows, levels of loyalty to British eggs were highest among older consumers. “Older consumers may remember the issues with eggs in the 1980s and the huge lengths that the industry has gone to, in order to ensure that British eggs are among the safest in the world,” says Joret. However, he says younger consumers have “increased their awareness and understanding of the British Lion” in the wake of the industry’s £1m campaign targeting millennials.7. The majority of consumers are confident they know where their fresh eggs come from Consumers were largely against the use of imported eggs in supermarket products. Nearly two thirds of respondents said they would be very or quite concerned by the prospect. Two in ten said they would be very concerned.Considering older consumers have a stronger affiliation with British eggs (see chart six), it stands to reason to that they are particularly worried about the use of imported eggs. A quarter of over-55s said they would be very concerned, compared with 14% of 18 to 24-year-olds.There were some differences in supermarket shoppers, too. Seven in 10 Morrisons shoppers said they would be very or quite concerned, compared with 59% of Aldi shoppers.But the British Egg Industry Council’s Joret points to the relatively high levels of concern across the board as the important point. He says supermarkets should be clear about their use of imported eggs.“It’s no surprise to us that consumers are concerned about their use, and we have been saying this for a long time,” he says. “Consumers have more confidence in a food product made with British Lion eggs, and are shocked to learn that food products are often made with foreign eggs.”,Downloads10 Charts_Eggs_Digital PDFPDF, Size 0.4 mb,The British Egg Industry Councillast_img read more

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Dutch pension fund Zoetwaren ramps up risk profile after returning 24%

first_imgIt said improved funding levels had allowed the scheme to grant active participants an indexation of 1% and its deferred members and pensioners an inflation compensation of 0.5%.Meanwhile, Zoetwaren’s board, drawing on a recent asset-liability management study, decided to increase its risk profile to a funding level of 120-140% to create financial buffers for indexation, according to employers chairman Leo Dekker.Exceeding the 140% level would trigger de-risking adjustments, Dekker added.At March-end, Zoetwaren’s official ‘policy funding’ was 113.1%. The pension fund said it kept its contribution for 2015 at 27.6% of the pensionable salary.The annual result of the industry-wide scheme was, in part, due to its hedge of the interest risk on its liabilities, which had been 75% initially but was reduced to 65% over the course of the year.The interest cover – a combination of AAA government bonds and interest swaps – made up the scheme’s 55% matching portfolio, which returned 35.7%.The pension fund’s return portfolio generated 8.2%, with all asset classes delivering positive results.High-yield bonds produced a 10.2% return due largely to credit.Equity returned 13.9%, with low-volatility stocks generating the best results, the scheme said.However, Zoetwaren reported an unspecified loss on its hedge of the US dollar and the British pound.The pension fund also reported asset management costs of 0.45%, and attributed the reduction of 0.13% to lower performance fees, as well as increased passive management within its matching portfolio.Zoetwaren has 8,000 active participants, 29,000 deferred members and 9,350 pensioners, affiliated with 210 employers. Zoetwaren, the €2.1bn pension fund for Dutch confectioners, is planning to increase its risk profile after reporting a 2014 return of more than 24%. The return lifted its coverage ratio by 2.7 percentage points to 112.6%, exceeding its mandatory financial buffer by 1 percentage point, according to its annual report.The scheme’s board said it planned to increase Zoetwaren’s equity allocation gradually from 19% to 23%, citing the outcome of a recent survey into the risk appetite of its participants and pensioners.The pension fund also replaced holdings in “expensive and non-transparent” hedge funds for real estate and European credit to “optimise” its investments portfolio.last_img read more

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Xodus Group expands with environmental consultancy buy

first_imgInternational energy consultancy Xodus Group has signed an agreement to acquire Perth-based Green Light Environmental.Xodus said that the new integrated environmental capability in Perth would be led by Petrina Raitt, who was the managing director of Green Light Environmental.Raitt also founded eBase, a cloud-based environmental impact assessment platform aimed at supporting EIA and project approvals.The company will continue to utilize and develop eBase through its technology team who already support two environmental-based software packages – the emissions tracking EmTRAX and drilling environment and health & safety register named RegTRAX.It is worth noting that the acquisition will see the existing Green Light Environmental team move across to Xodus with further additions likely over the coming months.Simon Allison, Xodus’ operations director for the APAC region said: “We have worked with Petrina and her team on several projects over the last seven years. Therefore, we know that there is a synergy in delivering quality environmental services which are driven by operational performance and business requirements.“The environment team will be supported by our engineers, covering disciplines including process and facilities, subsea, technical safety and risk, decommissioning, and renewables. Our field development capability in this region will be strengthened by having environmental input.”Raitt, who will take on the new role of environment manager of APAC at Xodus, added: “Xodus already has a strong environmental team including delivering metocean and modeling services, underwater noise, and geospatial solutions, so we know we are joining a talented team.”To remind, Xodus announced it grew its team in Perth by almost 50% in February after a batch of new contract wins in the region over the last twelve months. The APAC office also saw its revenue increase by more than half.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Jamaican Crystal Powell wins on Mission Catwalk episode three

first_imgEntertainmentNewsRegional Jamaican Crystal Powell wins on Mission Catwalk episode three by: – April 16, 2012 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 41 Views   no discussions Crystal Powell. Photo credit Alty Benjamin JrAGSelectPR, Kingston, Monday, April 16th 2012: Jamaican Crystal Powell emerged the winner on the third episode of Caribbean fashion reality series Mission Catwalk where 14 regional designers had to create a modern garment inspired by the 1920’s “flapper” era.The 25 year-old, whose design won her tickets to see Shaggy, Eve and Lauryn Hill live in concert, told judges that she drew inspiration from the economic landscape of the past and present:“Most women could not afford the expensive corsets in the beginning of the turn of the century and in 2012 we are coming out of a recession so women are still budget-conscious. I wanted to make an affordable dress that looked expensive.”Her floor length cream chiffon dress, lined in cream silk satin, was highlighted with plum-colored matte suede and gold fringe accents at the side and hips. The look was completed with a fascinator and mid-heel shoes.The 1920’s era was a time of liberation for the flapper woman, who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and scoffed at social and sexual norms of the day. The flapper dress was characterized by a straight, loose fit, dropped waist, bare arms and embellishments that would give the illusion of “flapping” while dancing.Crystal Powell’s winning design. Photo credit Tiffany Lue-YenGuest judge Barry Mondrieffe told Crystal, “It’s obvious you did your research. I love this dress very much.” Host and executive producer Keneea Linton-George remarked the garment “looked expensive,” while Jamaica Observer Lifestyle editor Novia Mcdonald-Whyte regarded the entire look as “perfect.”Crystal and the other designers had a budget of JA$5000 (US$58) to work with-$3000 for fabric from Pablo’s and $2000 for items from Trimmings World. The next best design came from last week’s winner, Belizean Rebecca Stirm; followed by Barbadian Kesia Estwick whose appliqué dress sported an interesting chain fringe. Trinidad’s Ryan Chan rounded out the top four; and was complimented by McDonald-Whyte for his “great eye.”Safe from elimination were Kerin Scott of Barbados, Shannon Kwong of Trinidad; Janelle Forde who represents countries and Jamaicans Janel Jolly, Shellane McFarlane and Gregory Williams.In the bottom four were Natalie Rochester of Jamaica and Guyana’s Ryan Berkeley who were allowed to move on to the next episode; while Maria King-Beadle and Keshon Hawthorne were chastised by all judges including menswear designer Carlton Brown for going overboard. Maria, who admitted to not fully grasping the concept, saw her mission come to an end.The 13 remaining designers, will on episode four, design a garment around a selection from Cinderalla Hats in their quest to grab JA$3 million worth of prizes including the chance to show at London Fashion Week 2012.Tune in to Television Jamaica every Tuesday at 8:30 PM for the newest episode from Mission Catwalk Season 2, presented by NCB, Supreme Ventures and Digicel. For those in Trinidad the series airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM on TV6. Mission Catwalk streams online at www.televisionjamaica.com/livetvPress Releaselast_img read more

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IMCA built engine drivers racing for Flow Design awards

first_imgTop five built engine drivers in national point standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods all receive carburetor spacers from the Wellington, Kan., manufacturer.  Information about Flow Design-made products is avail­able by calling 620 326-3537. The top finishing spec engine driver in the Monday night Late Model main event, and highest finishing built engine competitors in Saturday night Modified, Stock Car and Northern SportMod dances at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September also earn carb spacers. WELLINGTON, Kan. – Drivers in five IMCA divisions competing with built engines earn Flow Design product awards for a 13th consecutive season. center_img Those awards will be mailed the week after Super Nationals. Awards based on national point standings will be presented at the IMCA banquet in November, or mailed the following week.  “Flow Design has been providing high-performing carburetor spacers to deserving IMCA racers for more than a decade and continues that tremendous support in 2020,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Programs like these are not taken for granted and are some of the most important for IMCA racers.”last_img read more

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Former Changamwe MP Ramadhan Kajembe passes on

first_imgKajembe lost his first wife Aziza Kajembe on July 24, 2020 barely four months after losing his second wife Zaharia. President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised the former Assistant Minister as a forthright politician, wise elder and accomplished trade unionist who served the country in different roles over the years with distinction.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East Mau,The Head of State wished the family of Honorable Kajembe God’s comfort and fortitude as they come to terms with his demise.Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekMombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho mourned Kajembe as a great son who was known for his generosity.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve Parliament Former Changamwe Member of Parliament Ramadhan Seif Kajembe has passed on at Pandya Hospital.According to the family spokesperson Hamisi Musa Mwidani who is a majority leader at Mombasa County Assembly, said Kajembe was admitted in hospital soon after the death of his wife a fortnight ago.The 76 year old will be buried Saturday at a family cemetery in Changamwe. He served as Changamwe MP from 2007 t0 2013 on an ODM ticket and later ran for Mombasa senatorial seat in the March 4, 2013 general election but lost to former Senator Hassan Omar Sarai.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

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Trump Campaigns, Golfs During Palm Beach Weekend

first_imgPresident Trump is spending Sunday morning at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, tweeting on the way:We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job. The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020 On Saturday, he told reporters that he is not concerned “at all” about the coronavirus getting closer to the White House, after Washington, D.C. reported its first case earlier that day.Maryland officials said that a person who attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference tested positive for the virus. Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the conference.The White House said Saturday there is no indication that either Trump or Pence had met or were in “close proximity” to the infected attendee.The commander-in-chief, who arrived in town Friday evening, participated in a roundtable with supporters at Mar-a-Lago that evening, and delivered remarks at a dinner fundraiser.He is scheduled to depart from Palm Beach International Airport on Monday afternoon. based on a Federal Aviation Administration alert to pilots.last_img read more

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