“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a slowdown in the global and domestic economies, which significantly affected the company’s businesses. The impact currently being experienced by the company is a decrease in passengers and volume of goods,” the report reads.KAI shut down all of its long-distance and local passenger train services in April following the government’s ban on the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), and partially restarted its operations on June 12. The operational closures have caused a 43.6 percent yoy decline in passenger numbers during the first half of 2020 to 118.6 million people, according to Transportation Ministry data.KAI president director Didiek Hartanto said Tuesday that the number of passengers has been steadily growing since the partial operational restart.“We have started to see trains departing at full capacity, although they are limited to 70 percent occupancy, as regulated by the government,” he said during an online discussion held by the Transportation Ministry. Topics : The company recorded 1.12 million local and inter-city train passengers in July, a 60 percent increase from June. The number of daily train departures had also increased 14 percent as of Aug. 2 to 178, from 155 in July.Despite the recent progress, Didiek said the company was operating at a loss and that the acquired revenue only covered the company’s operational costs.“Currently, KAI is still unprofitable even though we can already cover the company’s operational costs. We are working hard to improve the operational capacity in the near future,” he said.In a bid to boost passenger numbers, KAI also aimed to provide rapid COVID-19 test services at 12 train stations across Java. The list includes Gambir and Pasar Senen in Jakarta; Bandung and Cirebon in West Java; Semarang, Tawang, Purwokerto and Solo Balapan in Central Java; Yogyakarta; and Madiun, Surabaya Gubeng, Surabaya Pasarturi and Malang in East Java.Negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or non-reactive rapid test results are required for long-distance trains passengers and are valid for 14 days.The transportation sector saw a huge decline in the second quarter of 2020, which has contributed to Indonesia’s economy contracting 5.32 percent, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).The agency recorded that the transportation and warehousing sector contracted 30.84 percent between April and June, with rail-based transportation suffering a 63.75 percent decline.“All transportation sectors have been pummeled by the pandemic due to the work from home and study from home advisory, which was taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” BPS head Suhariyanto told reporters during a press briefing on Aug. 5. State-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) suffered a Rp 1.35 trillion (US$92.5 million) loss in the first half of 2020 amid a slump in passenger numbers due to the cancelation of trains services during the COVID-19 pandemic, data shows.According to KAI’s financial report released on Aug. 5 on the Indonesian Stock Exchange’s (IDX) website, the company’s revenue fell 38.9 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 7.4 trillion in the first half of 2020.
David Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exit Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 8:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Raya helped Brentford to the Championship Playoff final, though they were beaten by Fulham (Getty)Martinez, meanwhile, looks set to be granted his wish to play regular first-team football by moving to Aston Villa after Dean Smith’s side lodged a £15million offer.The Gunners are still holding out for a bigger fee – closer to £20m – and would hope to spend less than half of that on signing Raya as his replacement, allowing the rest of the funds to be used to strengthen other areas of the pitch.MORE: Edu sends honest transfer message to Arsenal fans amid Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey rumoursMORE: Nigel Winterburn warns Arsenal they should only sell Emiliano Martinez on one conditionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Gunners want to sign the Brentford keeper as Bernd Leno’s backup (Picture: Getty Images)Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is eager to join Arsenal this summer and his agent has made it clear they will do everything possible to try and secure a move to the Emirates.With the Gunners set to cash in on the impressive Emiliano Martinez – who is on the verge of joining Aston Villa – that leaves Mikel Arteta in need of a new backup option behind number one keeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal have set their sights on Raya, who has impressed in the Championship for Brentford, though the Bees have no desire to sell. Comment Arsenal will cash in on Martinez and want Raya as his replacement (Picture: Getty)But the Spanish shot-stopper is desperate to make the step up to the Premier League with Arsenal and is even prepared to hand in a transfer request to secure a move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRaya’s agent, Jaume Monell, confirmed to Spanish newspaper Sport that Arsenal have lodged a proposal for the keeper, but Brentford are refusing to negotiate and feel they hold all the cards with the 24-year-old contracted until 2023.If they continue to play hardball, Raya will try and force the move with Monell saying they ‘will do what is necessary’ to secure a move to Arsenal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is a big fan of compatriot Raya, who counts as a homegrown player having left Spain at the age of 16 to join Blackburn Rovers.Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana also knows Raya well, having worked with him at Brentford before being poached by the Gunners, and he would be keen on a reunion in north London.
Loading… Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez has reportedly become the latest Premier League star to be targeted by robbers, who stole around £500,000 worth of items from his luxury penthouse. According to the Sun, three watches, money, bracelets and rare football shirts were among the items taken. The robbers are said to have been tracking Mahrez closely, with a source telling the publication that the three watches were “stolen to order”. A £230,000 Richard Mille watch, similar to the one which was stolen from Tottenham star Dele Alli, was taken, along with a £40,000 Rolex Daytona and a £35,000 Rolex Day Date. “Riyad is among an elite group who own a Mille”, a source told the Sun. “They are the ultimate dressing room status One of the three watches stolen from Riyad Mahrez penthouseAdvertisement Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do “He fears he was being watched beforehand. There’s no doubt it was stolen to order.” The thieves are said to have obtained a key fob to access the block of flats where Mahrez is staying, according to a letter sent to residents. “Four apartments were accessed without authority using a fob which had general access throughout the building”, the letter read. “The fob in question is now in our possession, has been fully deactivated and cannot be used again.” A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said of the robbery: “At around 5pm on Friday April 24, police were called to reports that four separate apartments had been burgled at a city centre block.” It comes after it was revealed that a number of Premier League stars had bought guard dogs in the wake of the raid on Dele Alli. Read AlsoMahrez benched me at Leicester–Ahmed Musa Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard are among those to have purchased the dogs, with Spurs and France captain Hugo Lloris buying one just two weeks before his team-mate was robbed at knifepoint. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Thirty-eight-year-old Wayne Tenent, who reportedly thought it wise to share nude photographs of his ex-girlfriend on social media, yesterday found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, facing a charge detailing that on February 4, 2018, he shared photos of his ex-girlfriend while she was indecently exposed.The Prosecution contended that Tenent and the woman had shared a relationship, but after it ended, he posted nude photos of the woman on social media.Having denied the charge when it was read to him, Tenent was placed on $80,000 bail. The case will continue on May 21.