Topics : Previously, the Federation of Teachers Associations (FSGI) expressed concern that the reopening of schools would increase the risk of COVID-19 infections, especially after the group received reports that at least 180 teachers and students across the nations had tested positive for COVID-19.Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim has fended off criticism, saying that the policy was a necessary trade-off to maintain students’ spirit in a time of crisis. (trn) Read also: Education and Culture Minister denies school clusters linked to reopeningThe school reopenings in Sragen, according to Suwardi, was based on an agreement with parents, who are allowing their children to go back to school.Sragen regency has seen a surge in COVID-19 infections in the last two weeks, with 89 new confirmed cases, bringing the total tally in the regency to 208 cases out of the nationwide tally of 172,053 as of Sunday.Despite the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing, a poll by Cyrus Network in July suggested that the majority of respondents (80.2 percent of 1,230 respondents) were in favor of schools reopening. Sragen regency administration in Central Java will reopen 63 elementary and junior high schools in 20 districts on Monday despite increasing transmission of COVID-19 in the country.“What we can take away from the last simulation is that health protocols have been implemented very well in schools. However, because of the situation, face-to-face learning can only be applied in some schools,” Sragen administration secretary Tatag Prabawanto said on Monday.The head of Sragen’s education agency, Suwardi, said the agency had chosen three schools – state and private schools – in each district that would start conventional instruction in classrooms. For Sragen city district, however, only six schools would be permitted to reopen.
Chairman of trustees for the scheme, Norman Braithwaite, said the decision to move to fiduciary management had been due to the increasing difficulties around governance.“We are very pleased with our decision,” he said. “We liked the elegant simplicity with which P-Solve executes its work, and the fact their approach was easy to understand.”In other news, one of the UK’s largest insurers, Legal & General (L&G), has reinsured around £1.3bn of longevity risk from its bulk annuity book.The announcement will see US reinsurer Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (PRIAC) take on the longevity risk from L&G’s large bulk annuity business.The insurer wrote more than £3bn in bulk annuity business in the first six months of the year, taking its total business to around £24.6bn.The re-insurance comes as the UK’s bulk annuity market is expected to break records in 2014, having seen £6.5bn of written business in the first half of 2014.L&G told IPE it had yet to see a bulk-annuity mandate for which it was not interested in quoting, with the company aiming to expand its business to account for an expected reduction in the writing of individual annuities.On the reinsurance announcement, Tom Ground, head of bulk annuities at L&G, said the deal would support the insurer’s growth in the market. The £50m (€63m) Ashridge Pension Scheme has appointed P-Solve as its fiduciary manager.P-Solve, which recently became part of the River and Mercantile Group, will be responsible for the scheme’s day-to-day investment decisions such a manager selection, tactical asset allocation, implementation and monitoring and reporting.The company will also provide investment advice and set risk tolerances.P-Solve came through an open tender, beating four rival providers to win the mandate.
MESA, Ariz. — Andrelton Simmons was diagnosed with a strained left shoulder after undergoing an MRI exam on Thursday night, according to the Angels, who characterized Simmons as “day to day.”The news comes as a relief for the team after Simmons was hurt diving for a ball in Thursday afternoon’s game against the Oakland A’s. Simmons came out of the game with a trainer, but shortly after the game Manager Mike Scioscia said the team was optimistic.“I think as he came out of the game and left here, he gave us a feeling he’s fine,” Manager Mike Scioscia said before the MRI. “We’re definitely going to be cautious.”The Angels’ Gold Glove shortstop dove to his right and rolled over on his shoulder trying to get a ground ball in the fifth inning. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error