KPU regulates campaign methods amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgIn addition to physical mass campaigns, the KPU still allows several other methods such as face-to-face meetings and dialogues, campaign material distribution, campaign advertisements in mass media, and/or other activities such as physical and virtual mass campaigns like performing arts events and social activities.Health experts had previously warned that holding the elections in December could increase COVID-19 transmission, given that the preliminary stages of the elections would start in June, assembling many people including election officials, the candidates’ campaign team members and voters.Experts also cautioned that the event would endanger the public and threaten election officials’ health, as over 800 election officials across the country died during the 2019 general elections as a result of poor health and exhaustion.The government had insisted on holding the elections in December, arguing that the schedule had been pushed back from the initial date of Sept. 23.Topics : The General Elections Commission (KPU) has issued a regulation on the upcoming 2020 regional polls that stipulates health protocols for the concurrent elections being held in 270 regions across Indonesia amid the coronavirus pandemic.Under KPU Regulation No. 6/2020 on regional elections amid COVID-19 published on Tuesday, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, election participants are only allowed to hold physical mass campaigns in zones declared COVID-19-free by the local COVID-19 task force.”Election participants must make an effort to carry out mass campaigns through online media,” the regulation stated. Read also: Health measures will increase cost of regional electionsAny physical mass campaigns must be held in an open space, starting at 9 a.m. local time and ending no later than 5 p.m. The venue must not exceed 50 percent of its capacity, and a distance of 1 meter must be maintained between participants.The regulation also stipulated that election debates should only be attended by the candidate pairs, a limited number of campaign team members and election organizers.Debates should be held in a broadcasting studio or other location without inviting other people or supporters in order to avoid virus transmission.last_img read more

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ThurstonTalk Team Grows – Associate Editor Position Now Open

first_imgFacebook187Tweet0Pin0The Talk team includes (from left) Dan Jones, Kevin Coleman, Amy Rowley, Stacee Sledge, Kate Scriven, Martin McElliott, Margo Greenman and Tara Rendon. Across Western Washington more than 60 people work with our company to tell stories about what it’s like to live, work, and play in their communities.Join the fastest growing digital media company in Western Washington as our new Associate Editor.We are looking for a collaborative, team player to guide content on our community social network. The Associate Editor must be professional and display confidence working with a wide variety of people including writers, customers, teammates, marketing professionals and community partners.Read on to learn more about becoming our next Associate Editor.Job Responsibilities:Recruit, retain and manage a team of freelance writers.Source content and manage assignments.Copyedit articles prior to publishing. Work with customers on necessary revisions.Prepare articles for publishing.Edit and publish press releases.Circulate content to interested parties.Make publishing decisions to drive views.Manage social media accounts for Talk website(s).Develop article plans with customers. Translate plan to writers.Source, add, and edit events for the calendar.Act as a role model for the freelance writing team.Interact professionally and efficiently with sales team.Add insight and opinion to marketing team.Handle 8-10 featured business articles per month as a freelance writer (additional compensation).Perform other duties as assigned.Required Skills and Experience:Bachelor’s degree required.At least 3 years experience in communications, marketing, advertising or a related fieldExperience as a freelance writer or content creatorExcellent verbal and written communication skillsPrior experience in a position that required excellent organizational and time management skillsShowcase attention to detail skills.Comfortable networking and meeting new people while representing our brandProven ability to work toward solutions to problems and collaborate on ideasFluent in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel required. Previous experience working in WordPressPreferred Skills and Experience:Prior experience copy editingExperience managing othersPrevious experience managing social media accountsThis position will be a remote job with a team meeting weekly in Olympia. You must have reliable transportation to get to Olympia, handle freelance writing assignments, and meet with customers as needed. It will be important that you have prior experience managing your own time to complete tasks without direct supervision.A complete application will include:Current resume200-word writing sample about why you love your communityFour sentences that describe the value you will bring to our teamPlease do not include any other attachments or work samples, unless requested.Send your application to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016.last_img read more

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Sony Pictures Networks India acquires the exclusive media rights for the world’s first professional…

first_imgAdvertisement 1hgboNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscrbfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqno( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5dzrkWould you ever consider trying this?😱4ruh3Can your students do this? 🌚ahdv58Roller skating! Powered by Firework Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited (SPN) has acquired the exclusive media rights for the world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league, X1 Racing League along with the media rights for X1 Racing eSports. The inaugural edition of X1 Racing League will be held in Delhi and Chennai over two weekends – Weekend 1 from November 30 to December 1, 2019 and Weekend 2 from December 7 to 8, 2019. X1 Racing eSports, which kicked off on October 7 and will continue till November 17, 2019, is also being held across six cities – Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune and DelhiAdvertisement The agreement with RACING PROMOTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED will cover the territories in the Indian subcontinent for the duration of 3 years (i.e. 2019, 2020, 2021 seasons). All the races of X1 Racing League will be telecast on SPN’s sports channels from November 30, 2019 onwards. SPN’s premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV, will also livestream the X1 Racing League races as well as feature X1 Racing eSports. With 50+ hours of programming content, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports is all set to enthrall the Indian audiences.Advertisement Launched in November 2019 and founded by Indian race drivers Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim, the X1 Racing League is the world’s first city-based motorsport league and has been sanctioned by the FMSCI. The X1 Racing League will see city-based teams comprising four drivers per team that will have 1 international male, 1 international female, 1 Indian international and 1 Indian domestic participate in three unique team-based race formats per day in 30 min races. To further engage motorsport enthusiasts in the country, the X1 Racing eSports is being held in six cities featuring simulator-based virtual racing competitions in colleges and popular malls across the country’s top metros.Motorsport is widely viewed and enjoyed by audiences across the globe for the high-speed action. Racers display their athleticism and skills via top-notch technology, provided by the biggest names in the auto industry. In India, motorsport have a passionate and dedicated fan base that has been growing steadily over the years. Several Indian drivers like Narain Karthikeyan, Jehan Daruvala, Arjun Maini, Kush Maini and Krishna Mahdek to name a few have made their mark on a global scale that has further contributed to the growth of this category.Advertisement Comments: Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited:“Motorsport is a great televised sport and has a niche but dedicated following in India that has been growing steadily over the past few years. We are the official broadcasters of premier international motorsport properties like MotoGP and Formula E and the addition of the X1 Racing League, an Indian motorsport league, to Sony Pictures Networks’ portfolio will give audiences a strong local connect. Adding to this, X1 Racing League and X1 Racing eSports have a unique format that is designed to appeal to our audiences.”   Mr. Armaan Ebrahim, Co-Founder, X1 Racing“We are thrilled to have Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited on board as our broadcast partners. Over the years they have had a great head start in effectively showcasing some of the best in sports from across unique formats. Motorsport and esport are fast-growing niche sectors seeing a brand new level of interest in India. The response so far to the X1 Racing eSports debut season has been highly encouraging and with this partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited we have a wonderful opportunity to further fulfill our vision to make motorsport more accessible.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Basketballer Amritpal and boxer Neeraj Phogat latest Indian athletes to be caught doping

first_imgImage Courtesy: 3BL/SportstarAdvertisement fNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsu50Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5c9Would you ever consider trying this?😱0reCan your students do this? 🌚1u74xRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian basketball star Amritpal Singh and international medal winning boxer Neeraj Phogat are the two well known athletes of the country to have failed doping test, and are now banned by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for a period of four years.Advertisement Image Courtesy: 3BL/SportstarAmritpal, the only hoopster from the country to have played in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) for Sydney Kings, has 9 years of international career with the Indian men’s national basketball team. The 28 year old, who hails from Amritsar, underwent the doping test during the FIBA 3×3 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers preparation camp in Bengaluru back in February, and his urine sample test results arrived from Doha in May.Traces of terbutaline, which is classified as a beta 2 agonist used for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is listed as a prohibited substance. Amritpal, who accepted his provisional ban until 19th May, is now suspended until 2024.Advertisement Amritpal joined Sydney Kings August 2017, following a spell with Tokyo Excellence of Japan’s National Basketball Development League (NBDL). He made his international debut in 2011 at the FIBA Asia Championship for Men in Wuhan, China, and later has been part of the Indian squad that competed in FIBA Asia Cups and Asia Championships.Neeraj Phogat, the young pugilist belonging to the revered wrestling family from the state of Haryana, failed her doping test back in December last year. Traces of ligandrol, also known as LGD 4033 is a selective androgen receptor modulator, which comes under the list of banned substances, were found in her test sample, along with additional anabolic steroids.Advertisement Neeraj’s samples were collected in September 2019. and test results from Doha came in November. After more than five months of provisional ban, NADA has decided to suspend the 57 kg featherweight boxer for four years, which will be counted from 2nd December 2019, the initiation day of her provisional suspension.Neeraj won a gold at the India Open Boxing Tournament in Guwahati, which was held in February 2019. She also secured cliched gold at the Umakhanov Memorial International in Russia back in August 2019, and another bronze at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria last year.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Ishant Sharma caught calling Darren Sammy ‘kalu’ on social media postAustralian racing driver Renee Gracie joins adult film industry to tackle financial crisis! Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mater Dei Boosters Confident

first_imgNEW MONMOUTH – With well more than half its goal of $1 million raised to keep Mater Dei Prep open for another year, and another month left to attain the goal, members of the Save the Seraphs team are jubilant, confident, and anxiously continuing their work towards meeting the goal.In addition to that fund, another $824,000 has been raised in Save the Seraphs pledges, the $1,000 pledges each year for the next four years, which will kick off the endowment fund school supporters anticipate will keep the high school open, competitive, and viable for the future.“The Seraph’s Fund is on track to hit its $1,000,000 goal,” said Jim Shea, who is heading up the trustees managing the Save the Seraphs fund. “A successful fundraiser on Saturday and an increase in pledging helped us surpass the $500,000 mark over the weekend, ahead of the halfway point in our campaign. We are extremely excited about both our fundraising progress and the plan we are developing for the future of Mater Dei Prep.”In addition to the fundraising activities, leaders of the fund raising program have met with the Catholic Diocese of Trenton Superintendent of Schools, Joann Pier and are now busy setting up a formal plan which would see the 50 year old high school go forward as a 501(c) (3) entity separate from St. Mary’s parish.Within the region, Catholic school tuition is underwritten in one of three ways: either as a parish institution, such Red Bank Catholic which is organized under St. James’ Parish in Red Bank; as a separate non profit such as St. John Vianney High School in Hazlet, or as a private academy such as Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. Until this time, Mater Dei Prep has been financed similarly to Red Bank Catholic, by the local parish, but attracting students from other parishes in the area.Since its inception, Mater Dei has been organized, built and maintained as a parish school. After last week’s meeting with diocesan officials, the committee working on saving the school is developing a plan, including setting up regulations for a Board of Governors, which would include a board chairman and would have jurisdiction over all the school’s finances and be responsible for all expenses and income. The education at the school would continue to be overseen by a principal. The Endowment Fund being set up through the $1,000 a year for four-year pledges would continue and those funds used for major improvements and other expenses at the school. Tuition would continue to be borne by parents of students in school.Once the local committee finalizes its overall plan, it will once again meet with diocesan officials and seek ultimate approval from the bishop.Meanwhile, trustees of the funds and other volunteers remain amazed and grateful at the outpouring of support for the school, with numerous fund raising events being supported and more planned. This month, there is a Seraphfest Benefit Concert from 4 p.m. top 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13, featuring a number of local and award winning bands and solo performers. A signature event, a Save the Seraphs Gala Dinner and Gift Auction is set for March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands. Gifts at that auction are still being received, but are as varied as boxes of cigars to out-of-state vacations. Tickets for the event are $125.00 per person.A major donation over the weekend came courtesy of the Mater Dei Prep Booster Club’s Pot of Gold Irish Dinner Dance. The event drew a crowd of approximately 350 friends of Mater Dei Prep who enjoyed Irish food and entertainment. The Seraph’s Fund trustee Jim Shaw regaled the partygoers with a bagpipe performance while students from the Jig Factory performed Irish dances. Local band The Shore Thing provided the dancing musicStudents at Mater Dei have also started a One in a Million campaign in which they are asking students in other Catholic schools in New Jersey to donate a dollar and sign their name to a Master Dei Prep shield. The signed shields are being displayed throughout the halls of Mater Dei Prep. Students also designed Save the Seraphs wristbands, which are being sold at $5 each at events. Students made a video with filmmaker Gary Gellman of Gellman Images, who offered to help save the school. That video can be seen at http://youtu.be/q34LRAAvYj4.Other Save the Seraphs fundraising events are planned during the month of March. On Saturday, March 14, MDP young alumni are hosting a 3-on-3-basketball tournament, also in Memorial Hall. Tournament spots are still available and registration begins at 10 am. To participate, email [email protected] interested in keeping abreast of the latest fund raising activities can visit www.savetheserahps.org or e-mail any support to [email protected]–By Muriel J. Smith..last_img read more

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Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

first_imgSawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.David Lenzin, 16-year-old Ryan Piva, Dale Howell and Sam Weber also scored for Nelson, which outshot the Braves 41-36.Hunt, Lenzin and Zach Morey all finished the game with two points.Jason Sandhu registered the win in goal for the Leafs. Nelson plays its home opener Friday when the Braves pay a return visit to the NDCC Arena.Game time is 7 p.m.Tight defence on display in Boundary CityThe two teams combined for 86 shots but could only muster two goals as Grand Forks and Beaver Valley played to a 1-1 tie Saturday in KIJHL action in the Boundary City.Jaxen Gemmell scored the tying marker five minutes into the third to pull the Hawks into the draw.Chad Grambo had scored in the first period to give the Border Bruins the early lead.Anthony Galliart was a busy man in the Bruins net as Beaver Valley fired 48 shots at the Grand Forks net.The contest, the home opener for the Bruins, was a feisty affair between the two division rivals as there were no less than 127 minutes in penalties handed out by referee Ross Macdonnell.Beaver Valley now leads the Murdoch Division with three points.Castlegar is winless in two starts after dropping a pair of Kootenay Conference games in Golden (5-2) and Kimberley (4-3).last_img read more

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SANTA YNEZ STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owner, Don Alberto of Don Alberto Stable, resides in Lexington, KY. MIKE SMITH, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She was a little aggressive in the gate and she was off a tad slow. I probably could have moved her, set her up a bit differently in order for her to break better, but I was scared to do that and make her react and do something I wouldn’t want her to do.“When I saw everyone else send, I thought it was a good time to take a hold of her and see what happens. It didn’t seem to bother her. When we hit the far turn, it was like she was breathing different air.“The decisions I make are quick, but you have to make it all seem casual. Otherwise, it gets to be too quick, too fast and you can react too quickly yourself and make matters worse. You have to always be prepared for Plan B and Plan C if need be.“Now, it’s more reasonable to compare her (to champion, 4-year-old filly Songbird). Again, she’s very, very talented but with room to grow. Hopefully with each step, she’ll get smarter about certain things. I’m just blessed, that’s all I can say.” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “Well, I’ve always liked her. Today, she showed that she’s brilliant. We thought she’d jump out of there a little better. I thought she would be close to the lead. Mike used his judgement, got behind and then got to the outside so it worked out well and our other filly also got Grade II placed, so we’re very pleased right now.“We’ll relax a little bit and see where we go next. We purposely waited this long with her and pointed towards this race. I don’t know if we’ve seen all there is to Unique Bella but I’ll ask Mike.”center_img FLAVIEN PRAT, FAVORED SHANE’S GIRLFRIEND, THIRD:  “She broke well, we broke on top, but we got pressure right away from the inside and the outside.  I thought we could be second, but we weren’t going to beat the winner today.” JOCKEY QUOTESlast_img read more

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Amokachi confident Morocco will land 2026 WC rights

first_imgThe Moroccans have been globetrotting trying to lobby votes from the 211 FIFA members as they aim to bring the World Cup to Africa.“Why did we have to wait for over 100 years before Africa hosted the World Cup? Why should we wait for another 100 years when there is an opportunity in 2026? Africa is a friendly continent with beautiful culture and tradition and we should have the whole world coming here,” former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi, one of the Morocco 2026 bid ambassadors told Capital Sport.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi speaks to Capital Sport during his visit to teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAmokachi was in Nairobi to present the Morocco 2026 bid document to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa in a campaign to sway more support to garner the necessary 150 minimum votes that will hand the North African country the hosting rights for the 48-team tournament.Amokachi who has played in three World Cups with Nigeria as well as winning the gold medal with the team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta believes Morocco stands a decent chance to win the rights, despite the money-lauded Americas standing in their way.“It’s looking very good; no doubt that when it comes to vote against the Americas, 100 percent Africa will get the bid if it would be fair. If the integrity that took Sepp Blatter out of office is played right, I don’t see otherwise. We will get it,” Amokachi further stated speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his meeting with FKF.“When Morocco bids, wit is the continent of Africa that bids and we hope that the continent will back us,” Amokachi further added.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMorocco is trying its luck to host the World Cup bidding for the fifth time. In terms of experience, CONCACAF’s three reps have amassed it all. Mexico has hosted two World Cups, one Confederations Cup, one Under-17 World Cup and one Youth Championship.The USA has hosted the Women’s World Cup twice and one men’s World Cup. Canada has hosted the Under-16 and Under-20 men’s World Cups, Under 19 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.This is the sixth stop for Amokachi who was accompanied by two representatives from the Morocco bidding committee. They have already been to Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.Mwendwa has already plainly said Kenya will vote for Morocco in the congress in Moscow especially having benefited from the North Africans’ generosity over time.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUJust recently, the national team Harambee Stars played two friendly matches in Marrakech with the accommodation and local logistics taken care of by the hosts. In 2016, Harambee Starlets had a 14 day training camp in Morocco as they prepared for the African Women’s Cup of Nations.“If one of us in Africa is bidding, then we have to look home first. The commitment I see is what makes me want to support them. I have spoken to them a couple of times and I am convinced they will do this. The US has not spoken to Kenya. I have never met someone from the US telling us why we should support them,” Mwendwa noted.Amokachi believes that Morocco presents the best and most comfortable host for the World Cup especially noting that this will be the second expanded World Cup with 48 teams after the tournament in Qatar in 2022.He says the country’s centrality as well as accessibility is vital to ensure that all participating teams are comfortable.“Morocco is like only 14km from Europe and also, the distance between the furthest venues is about 54okm which is a 35 minute flight. You don’t want teams and fans fighting fatigue and jet lag while playing. The government has also set up facilities and others are being put up to ensure we have the best World Cup,” Amokachi noted.He added; “We had one of the best if not the best World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Why not experience that all over again?” posed the ex-Super Eagles man nicknamed ‘The Bull’ in his heydeys donning the green and white of Nigeria.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachie (top left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa (top right) at teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe is also confident that despite all the political intrigues as well as CONCACAF’s financial muscle will not deter Morocco’s bid and has also intimated that a host of sponsors are eager to get on board once the extravaganza is confirmed to be an African affair.“Well, out of the 54 African members, we can have a minimum of 50; give and take. We are also looking at convincing the other confederations and hopefully we get the required number to have this come to the continent,” Amokachi noted.With Kenya planning to fight for a slot in the expanded World Cup, Mwendwa also believes having it in Africa would be a beautiful debut.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) presents the Morocco 2026 World Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- On June 13 in Moscow, Russia, FIFA delegates will head into a vote to decide who between CONCACAF and CAF will get the rights to host the 2026 World Cup in a Congress that will precede this year’s showpiece.Canada, Mexico and the United States have teamed up to carry CONCACAF’s bid while Morocco will seek to be the second African country to host the quadrennial extravaganza after South Africa in 2010.last_img read more

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Beebe picks up fourth win, B52s down Hawks

first_imgCole Harper and Jeff Giacomini each hit a home run as the Humboldt B52s evened up its weekend 3-game series against the visiting Ukiah Hawks with an 11-7 win, Saturday evening at Bomber Field.After falling into a 1-0 hole after one inning the B52s seized the lead in the second inning, a lead which it would hold on to for the remainder of the contest.Karter Koch led the bottom of the second with a single and Matt Mascio worked his way to a walk to put two men on with no outs. Cole Harper …last_img read more

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German pharmaceutical company Bayer cutting 12000 jobs

first_imgBERLIN — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it’s cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs.The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-stong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that “a significant number” of the reductions would come in Germany.Bayer acquired U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. this year. It says with the “synergies expected from the acquisition of Monsanto” and other efficiency and structural measures, including the job cuts, “Bayer anticipates annual contributions of 2.6 billion euros from 2022 on.”The company says a portion of the funds will be used to strengthen competitiveness and innovation in its divisions.Bayer shares rose on the news and were up 3 per cent in afternoon trading in Frankfurt.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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