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first_imgMidshalimah, 21, a Rohingya refugee who was among hundreds who arrived in Aceh early on Monday, has reportedly died from some form of respiratory illness.Lhokseumawe city public relations head Marzuki said on Wednesday that Midshalimah had complained of shortness of breath upon landing at Ujong Blang Beach in Lhokseumawe just after midnight.She and the others were taken to a temporary shelter at the vocational training center (BLK) in Mee village, Muara Dua district, North Aceh. “She was given medical treatment there, before being admitted to Cut Meutia General Hospital in North Aceh by ambulance. She died in the hospital,” Marzuki said as quoted by kompas.com.Midshalimah was buried at the Kuta Blang public cemetery in Lhokseumawe, he added.Midshalimah and 296 other Rohingya refugees had reportedly been at sea for six months before arriving in Aceh on Monday. They were spotted by local fishermen several kilometers off the coast of Lhokseumawe.Read also: Almost 300 Rohingya refugees arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh province A 13-year-old was also reportedly sick that day and was taken to hospital in an ambulance.Their arrival on Monday came following that of more than 100 Rohingya refugees rescued by Acehnese fishermen in late June, after Indonesian authorities had initially threatened to push them back.Fleeing persecution in Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees have for years boarded boats in an attempt to seek refuge in other Southeast Asian nations.Amnesty International Indonesia executive director Usman Hamid has urged the government to ensure that the refugees get sufficient food, shelter and essential health services, as well as protection from COVID-19 infection.“Rohingya refugees are still willing to risk everything in search of safety. Their testimonies, once again, show how perilous these boat journeys can be. Survivors said dozens among the group had died,” Usman said on Monday.“It is appalling that the Indonesian authorities are waiting for local fishermen to take the initiative in carrying out these rescues. The government, not private individuals, should have saved these lives.” (syk)Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgThey must also be transparent on potential conflicts of interest, he said.However, Hooijer added that Brussels currently had no intention of issuing new regulation or setting detailed standards for the industry, and that the Commission expected the profession to “sort itself out” through self-regulation.Addressing resistance to the proposed Shareholder Rights Directive, he stressed that the Commission’s underlying objective was to improve dialogue between shareholders and companies.He reminded the audience that EU member states had so far failed to heed Commission recommendations on remuneration, and that binding rules, as well as shareholders’ rights for remuneration policy, were therefore necessary.Hooijer said Brussels would look into how the identification of shareholders could be improved, and that the overriding objective of the proposed rules for related party transactions was to protect minority shareholders.“We need to find the right buttons to overcome technical issues,” he said.In the European Commission’s draft directive, transactions of more than 5% of shares must be approved by all shareholders. A high-ranking European Commission official has warned proxy advisers that they must do more to ensure their influence on the voting behaviour of investors is “objective and reliable”.Speaking at the International Corporate Governance Network’s annual conference in Amsterdam, Jeroen Hooijer, head of corporate governance at the EU’s Internal Markets and Services Directorate-General, said the methodologies behind advisers’ recommendations “don’t always sufficiently take local markets and regulations into account”.“They provide services to issuers that may affect their independence and ability to provide an objective and reliable advice,” he added.Hooijer said proxy advisers must guarantee their recommendations are accurate, and disclose the source of their advice to both their clients and listed companies.last_img read more

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first_imgStunned and eliminated by No. 32 Washington last weekend in the second round of  the NCAA tournament, the No. 7 Women of Troy’s dreams of a team championship will remain just that — a dream. Three individual players, however, will advance to College Station, Texas, in hopes of bringing home a singles championship.  The loss to Washington was a heartbreaker to say the least. The Huskies leapt out to an early lead in doubles and despite several comeback efforts by the Women of Troy, the deficit proved too large to overcome and the Huskies took the doubles point. Singles was a similar story, with the Huskies taking an early advantage over the Women of Troy. Again, several comeback efforts brought the Women of Troy to a 3-3 draw with Washington, but the Huskies outlasted them, capturing the final singles match and the 4-3 victory. “Obviously they are not a pushover team,” said senior Amanda Fink. “I’m just grateful I’ve gotten to be a part of a lot of really special things this year.” The elimination from team play had one benefit for the senior.“Being eliminated meant I got to go to graduation so it was sort if bittersweet,” Fink said.Despite the disappointment in team play, Fink, sophomore Maria Sanchez and junior Sarah Fansler will all try their hands at the singles crown this week. The tournament will begin on Wednesday with a field of 64 players Ranked among the top in the nation, an NCAA championship is not a far cry for any of the three players representing USC. Fink, who sits the highest in the rankings at No. 22, is the lone senior and veteran of the program. Fink enters the tournament with an impressive résumé and a series of accolades. Most recently she earned regional honors as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Senior Player of the Year. Just more than a week before that she received her third All-Pac-10 First Team selection. Fink, who is 35-7 this season, has also received Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this season and is on a 24-match winning streak entering the tournament. Fink made it to the quarterfinals last year before being eliminated. For Fink, maintaining her physical well-being throughout the tournament is of most importance.“Basically rest and liquid are key,” she said. Sanchez sits right behind Fink in the rankings at No. 23. Despite battling injury for much of the season, Sanchez has enjoyed much success of her own, including key upsets for the Women of Troy. “I just have to go out there and grind out every match, even if I’m not playing my best tennis that day,” Sanchez said.She has earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors and her first career Pac-10 selection landing a spot on the All-Pac-10 Second Team. Sanchez is 24-10 overall entering the tournament. When asked if there was any player in particular she would like to face off with in the tournament, Sanchez simply answered, “I want to play the number one seed, whoever that is.” The final USC competitor, Fansler, comes in ranked at No. 42. Like Fink and Sanchez, Fansler has also picked up a Pac-10 Player of the Week honor this season. She enters the tournament with a 21-13 record and is riding a three-match winning streak.  This time around, all three Women of Troy are looking for success regardless of who they play in the first round — brackets for the singles tournament have not yet been released.As far as a team championship, Fink is confident the team she is leaving behind can find success in the future. “We had one of the best teams I’ve ever seen here, but we live and we learn and hopefully the girls next year can learn from the experience,” she said.last_img read more

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