SungHyuk An and Heejung Jung (Reuters) (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Seoul ● Tue, May 17 2022 Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride toward an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that – in the presumed absence of vaccines – the country is using antibiotics and home remedies to treat. The isolated state is one of only two countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign and, until last week, had insisted it was COVID-19-free. Now it is mobilizing forces, including the army and a public information campaign, to combat what authorities have acknowledged is an "explosive" outbreak. to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,500/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post daily digital newspaper No advertisements, no interruptions Privileged access to our events and programs Subscription to our newsletters We accept Register to read 3 premium articles … [Read more...] about Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID-19 with antibiotics, home remedies
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Sylviana Hamdani (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Tue, May 17 2022 Those who grew up in Indonesia in the 1980s would likely be familiar with some of the era’s most iconic songs, such as “Lestari Alamku” (Sustainable Nature, 1982), “Sekar Mayang” (1984), “Apel” (Dating, 1987), as well as the thin, long-haired and thickly mustachioed man who sang them with his throaty voice while belting the tunes on his guitar. Gombloh (1948-1988) is a legendary figure in Indonesia’s music industry. The singer and songwriter, whose given name was Soedjarwoto, lived a short, yet memorable life (he died at 39 years of age). His songs, which are still on heavy rotation, express his ideals and patriotism. In 2005, approximately 17 years after his passing, the Association of Indonesian Artists, Music Arrangers and Songwriters (PAPPRI) awarded Gombloh with the Nugraha Bhakti Musik Indonesia for his dedication to the country’s music. to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting … [Read more...] about ‘Panggil Aku Gombloh’ unearths legendary musician’s loves and dreams
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Post) PREMIUM Jakarta ● Tue, May 17 2022 Experts are divided about the Joe Biden administration’s plan to usher in a “new era” of United States-Southeast Asia relations following the conclusion to last week’s US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, D.C. President Biden hosted eight ASEAN leaders, including President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, as well as the regional grouping’s secretary-general Lim Jock Hoi over two days of meetings that covered a broad range of issues, from health security to climate action, and from expanding education access to enhancing maritime cooperation. The US-ASEAN summit was only the second meeting of its kind since February 2016, a year before Donald Trump ascended to the presidency and limited the scope of that country’s Asian interests to China and North Korea. to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,500/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post daily digital … [Read more...] about Longevity in question at US-ASEAN meet
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Neiman Marcus filed for C hapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, and a lot of the blame was (rightly) put on the upscale retailer’s massive debt load though the Coronavirus was cited as the cause as well. But, another issue must be raised: Neiman Marcus long struggled to attract millennial and Gen Z consumers. Courting these two groups is key to any longstanding retailer’s existence. So how exactly did the Dallas-based retailer—more synonymous with lifestyle excess than today’s “woke” generation—fall short? Beth Goldstein, an industry analyst at the NPD Group, says Neiman Marcus isn’t alone. “Most department stores today have this challenge, especially at the high-end. Gen Z and Millennials are driven to specialty retailers and direct-to-consumer channels, both in-store and online,” she says, adding, “New brands born online offer great stories about function, sustainability, and convenience which captured their … [Read more...] about Neiman Marcus Needs To Court The Millennial And Gen Z Customer. Can It Succeed?
File Image. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth during a meeting, in New Delhi, Friday, December 6, 2019. (PIB/ PTI Photo) After being the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) for India since economic liberalisation in 1991, Mauritius is looking to attract investments from Indian businesses as it attempts to shed the image of being a tax haven. The Indian Ocean island nation also wants to reduce its reliance on China as a development partner and mend a tourism-dependent economy hurt by the global travel shutdown in the aftermath of the pandemic. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, in India on an eight-day trip, is scheduled to meet with business leaders in Lucknow and other cities. He has already met the Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, seeking both bilateral partnerships as well as support to push Mauritius as an investment destination in these states, multiple sources in the know said. During … [Read more...] about Exclusive| Mauritius seeks Indian investments amid major bid to shed tax-haven image