Concerns mount over reopening of offices, malls as Indonesia steps into ‘new normal’

first_imgTopics : Saleh referred to measures announced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday and Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto in a decree on health protocols in the new normal over the weekend.On Tuesday, President Jokowi visited a mall in Bekasi, West Java, and the Bundaran HI MRT station in Central Jakarta in preparation for easing the PSBB as he encouraged people to coexist with the virus.The government has also begun discussing with experts the implementation of new normal guidance in schools.Saleh added that the implementation of the PSBB in several regions was not strict enough so that such guidance would not be helpful. “For example, the Health Minister’s decree on offices and manufacturers’ operations. It contains the usual measures that have been implemented by the community. It’s not new and can’t be considered as a new policy to support the new normal.”“The regulation only justifies people violating the PSBB,” he said.The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) said it was too early for the government to adjust to a new normal, especially in Jakarta, the country’s COVID-19 epicenter. Malls in the capital should not immediately reopen following the end of Jakarta’s PSBB on June 4, it added”The YLKI calls on the public not to visit malls before the situation is completely safe,” YLKI chairman Tulus Abadi said, citing the huge potential for violations of the new normal guidance.“We should first resolve the widespread infection of the virus before solving the economic effects,” he added.The deputy chairwoman of Commission IX, Nihayatul Wafiroh, said the government should make sure the new normal is safe for everyone and there should be no more policy flip-flops.“Maybe the government thinks that it’s time to tolerate [greater mobility], but we should remain cautious by following the guidance. This is to sustain the economy,” the National Awakening Party (PKB) politician said.Achmad Baidowi of the United Development Party (PPP) said both public health and the economy were equally important so that the new normal guidance should be immediately implemented in all public places.Chairman of House Commission X overseeing education Syaiful Huda called on the government to be careful in planning for the reopening of schools as the virus transmission remained high.“Forcing schools to reopen will endanger the students and teachers […] Indonesian Doctors Association data show that 129 children have died with COVID-19 symptoms and 14 children who have died tested positive for COVID-19 infection,” he said.center_img Concerns are mounting over the government’s approach to reopening public places while urging citizens to embrace the “new normal” as numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise across the country.Lawmakers have questioned the government’s decision to ease large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), saying COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase across many provinces.“Streets, markets, malls, workplaces will be crowded again and the virus could continue to spread,” a member of House of Representatives Commission IX overseeing health Saleh Daulay of the National Mandate Party (PAN), said on Tuesday.last_img read more

Lucas Torreira proves Arsenal manager Unai Emery wrong with superb defensive midfield display for Uruguay

first_imgLucas Torreira proves Arsenal manager Unai Emery wrong with superb defensive midfield display for Uruguay Comment Advertisement Unai Emery has been keen to play Torreira further forward for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)Lucas Torreira sent a reminder to Unai Emery about his best position as the Arsenal midfielder impressed during Uruguay’s friendly with Argentina on Monday evening.The 23-year-old has been the source of frustration for many Arsenal supporters this season with Unai Emery opting to play the Uruguayan in a more advanced role on several occasions with little success.Despite struggling in his cameos as a No.10 against Manchester United and Vitoria, there’s been little to suggest that Emery will rethink his approach as the Arsenal manager has spoken to Torreira about making more runs into the box with the aim of increasing his return in front of goal.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery’s decision has left many at Arsenal puzzled as the Uruguayan arrived from Sampdoria as a defensive midfielder and was seen as the answer to the problems Arsene Wenger failed to address during his end of his reign.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementcenter_img Unai Emery has been keen to play Torreira further forward for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)But Torreira’s defensive ability does not appear to be enough to convince Emery as the Uruguayan has started just four of Arsenal’s 12 Premier League matches this term.However, Torreira strengthened his case with an excellent display in Uruguay’s 2-2 draw with Argentina in Israel.Playing in the deepest role of Uruguay’s midfield three, Torreira snapped into tackles and screened his defence with energy against the threat of Lionel Messi.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite his lack of playing time this season, Torreira showed no signs of rustiness as his positional awareness often put him in the best place to stop Argentina’s attacks, while his simple distribution was exactly what Uruguay needed to build their own moves going forward.In Emery’s defence, Torreira did show one quality every No.10 should possess in their armoury as his deft clipped ball over the top of Argentina’s defence found Luis Suarez and the Barcelona forward squared the ball across first time to Edinson Cavani who put Uruguay in front.But the overriding point is that Torreira delivered a defensive display that has not been replicated by any other Arsenal midfielder this season.Torreira, Suarez, Cavani – goal! A great team goal from Uruguay gives them the lead against Argentina 🇺🇾⚽️ https://t.co/TWpsyceBiK— MercyGate (@mercygate01) November 19, 2019 Chris DavieTuesday 19 Nov 2019 12:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link532Shares Last week, Arsenal were fired a warning by Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur who claimed that Emery’s decision to play the Uruguayan in a more advanced role has not been well received.‘Torreira is happy at Arsenal, although the change in role has not made him happy,’ Bentancur said.With Granit Xhaka reportedly looking to leave Arsenal in January following his clash with supporters, the risk of alienating Torreira is another problem Emery could do without as his side chase down a top-four finish.And following Torreira’s latest performance at the heart of Uruguay’s midfield, Emery might be tempted to abandon his experiment altogether.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 Arsenallast_img read more

Remarks by Governor Wolf on Mass Shooting in Wilkinsburg

first_imgPittsburgh, PATRANSCRIPT:I want to express my sincere sadness over last night’s senseless violence in Wilkinsburg.My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy.Before I arrived, I received a briefing on last night’s shooting from county officials including County Executive Fitzgerald.And I want to commend local law enforcement for their swift response and assure you that the State Police is monitoring the situation, talking with local law enforcement and they stand ready to help if asked.We do not know all of the details of last night’s tragedy, but what we do know is that urban communities like Wilkinsburg, and other towns and cities across Pennsylvania like Pittsburgh, York, where I live, and Philadelphia where just two nights ago there were 6 people killed, know all too well the horrific nature of gun violence in their neighborhoods.In Wilkinsburg, 40 percent of people live in poverty, and right here in the Pittsburgh area, there are 4 of the most impoverished school districts in the commonwealth.Gun violence is tied to poverty, and we have to find ways to address the root causes of poverty in communities across Pennsylvania including Wilkinsburg. I am also working to restore the detrimental funding cuts to mental health programs that directly impact counties and municipalities across Pennsylvania, but we need to do more in Harrisburg to support mental health services.We also must make sure that guns do not end up in the hands of criminals. We must take steps toward improving background check laws, and prevent criminals from gaining access to firearms.Mass shootings happen too often in this country and urban gun violence plagues communities across the country and right here in Pennsylvania and we have to find a solution.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Remarks by Governor Wolf on Mass Shooting in Wilkinsburg March 10, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Remarks,  Videos last_img read more

Seven LGPS move towards passive investment collaboration

first_imgThis move by the seven schemes chimes with suggestions from the government that all LGPS funds should invest in listed assets passively – and via collective investment vehicles – to cut charges.However, this suggestion was made by the previous government, with the new Conservative department suggesting a more lenient approach in this year’s Summer Budget.The £3bn (€4bn) Leicestershire County Council Pension Fund (LCCPF) put a report to its committee last week, seeking formal delegated power to move forward.Leicestershire’s report said the seven schemes, after meeting in early August, agreed to move forward after concluding the assets were sufficient enough to reduce fees for passive equities.Other LGPS schemes are invited to join, providing they can fit into the agreed timescale.Further economies of scale, however, will be unlikely.The outcome of the procurement process is that one manager, instead of four, will invest the assets for the group and provide a pooled investment fund to replicate the indices used by the pension schemes.Should LGPS funds used pooled solutions, they will not be required to tender the appointment formally, as it is seen as an investment decision over a fund manager appointment.The 30% savings figure was given to Leicestershire’s board based on discussions with managers by Cheshire and Staffordshire’s pension schemes.Work – started by Cheshire and Staffordshire  – began several months ago, with Leicestershire becoming involved towards the end of May.Its report said the Summer Budget announcement meant the government wanted to see clear action from schemes to reduce costs.“It has been clearly articulated by and to those who are closest to the process that the savings are expected to be significant,” the report said. “A couple of funds working together to negotiate better fees with their managers will save money, but [they do] not get close to the ‘sufficiently ambitious’ requirement of the announcement.”Leicestershire’s report added that it expected the government to favour geographical and asset-class pooled investments for the nearly £200bn LGPS in the 89 schemes in England and Wales, with each to be sized between £20bn and £40bn. Seven UK local government pension schemes (LGPS) from the Midlands are to merge their passive equity investment mandates to cut costs.Led by the pension funds for Cheshire and Staffordshire, the schemes are looking to merge their passive equity holdings with one asset manager to save approximately 30% in investment management charges.The schemes are to appoint an adviser to run the manager-selection exercise – which will form outside of the normal local government procurement process, with the schemes set to use a pooled fund.The parties involved, which also includes Leicestershire’s pension scheme and four other Midlands councils, expect to have an appointment in place by November.last_img read more

Growth of Master KVG market boosts German custodians

first_imgSmall institutional investors are shunning major international custodians in favour of domestic firms, according to research from Germany.The client base for non-domestic global custodians such as BNP Paribas, State Street, JP Morgan, BNY Mellon and HSBC has shrunk, according to a survey conducted by German rating agency Telos. However, assets under custody have continued to increase.Only 38% of institutional investors surveyed used a global custodian in 2017, compared to 60% in 2016. According to the Telos analysts this denoted a “small shift in paradigm”.“Apart from the large institutional investors which have to buy specialised services offered by global custodians, e.g. in the field of ratings or derivatives, it is possible that smaller and medium-sized investors do not want to use these services anymore,” Telos noted in its newest report on the Master KVG market in Germany. The study is available in German here.When they were created in 2001, Master KVGs were intended as service providers for institutional investors. They are the primary structure for institutional investment funds (“Spezialfonds”) in Germany.Over the years Master KVGs have significantly widened their range of services to include more complex investments such as structured products or other alternatives.The growth of the market has meant that German institutional investors no longer have to turn to international providers for custody services as local providers can offer many services under their KVG model  – unless they need specific international expertise, want to invest in particularly complex alternative structures or have exceeded a certain size.“Higher sensitivity regarding costs could be a trigger” for the shift to domestic providers, Telos said.Half of all surveyed Master KVGs thought there would be a convergence in the range of services offered by global custodians and Master KVGs, Telos found. The year before only 25% had agreed with this statement.According to German law the custodian for an institutional portfolio has to be a separate entity from the administrator. Given the increased range of services provided by Master KVGs, more investors selected domestic providers like DZ Bank, Deka Bank, LBBW or Helaba for pure custody.However, according to Telos, the international global custodians still make up the top five providers in the German market according to size comprising over €1.2trn in assets under custody.This is mainly because large institutional investors still have to use global custodians because of their size, the complexity of their investments or a need for international expertise.The next ranks among the top 10 are taken up by German providers comprising €300bn in assets under custody.The Telos study also reported a blurring of lines between asset managers and Master KVGs.“It is surprising that the investors are basically switching from the so far steady commitment to clearly separate the Master KVG from pure asset management,” Telos’ analysts said. “This opens new scope for Master KVGs with an integrated asset manager.”Overall, Telos predicted “a broad range of sources” for further business for Master KVGs, such as the integration of direct investments including real estate investments, or increased demand for overlay managements.However, the rating agency also predicted “tough negotiation rounds when it comes to costs”.last_img read more

Worldwide travel inspires Gold Coast mansion’s design

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Even the bathrooms are opulent.“We thought we were going to stay here longer but we wanted to travel a bit more and leave our options open to what we do when we get back,” Mr McPherson said.“We’re going to stay on the Coast but we haven’t really decided what we’re going to do.“I think we’d like to build again.”He said it was going to be sad to leave their beloved home of four years.“It’s got a great feel to it,” he said.“We like the high ceilings and it’s a great entertainment house — you can have a few people in the house and not even know they’re there.”The property’s position at the furthest point of the river’s bend also offered a perfect view of the city’s lights, which Mr McPherson described as “amazing”.Marketing agent Matt Gates, of Ray White Prestige, was already fielding inquiries days after it hitting the market.“The level of finish really speaks to itself,” he said. The mansion also has stunning water views. Chandeliers are featured throughout. The owners says it’s perfect for entertaining.Mr McPherson said they spent about five months getting the design right before starting the build, which took about a year.The couple’s travels around the world, particularly Europe, inspired the design.“My wife and I travel a fair bit so we incorporated a few bits and pieces from that,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Everything was all highly specked.”They spared no expense with the intention of it being their forever home, but wanderlust has prompted them to list the home on the market. Everything about the residence at 111 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters is luxurious.WHY settle for a European holiday when you can wake up in a Gold Coast mega-mansion inspired by the region every day?The waterfront residence at 111 Commodore Drive certainly stands out among its neighbours but it is not until stepping inside that its jaw-dropping features can really be appreciated.From its bronze-framed windows and doors and the crystal chandeliers throughout, the residence exudes opulence.Owners Gary and Julie McPherson enlisted award-winning architect Bayden Goddard to design the luxurious four-bedroom, seven bathroom house. It’s like living like royalty.last_img read more

234 STRANDED WV OFWS HOMEBOUND

first_imgOnly OFWs who were tested negative forCOVID-19 in Manila, showed no symptoms of the illness and have completedocuments were allowed to board the vessel, he added. Mostly seafarers, some of these OFWsare from Iloilo city and province. Others are residents of Bacolod City andNegros Occidental, according to Jose Roberto Nuñez, director of the Office ofCivil Defense Region 6. ILOILO City – Stranded in Metro Manilafor nearly two months, 234 Western Visayan overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) arefinally coming home. The ship transporting them left the Port of Manila at around6 p.m. last night. “Through the help of the Department ofTourism Region 6, we have secured enough rooms from various hotels withinIloilo City. We are thankful to the hotel owners for accepting the challenge toaccommodate our OFWs despite the short notice,” said Nuñez. The 58 Bacolod/Negros OFWs would bequarantined for 14 days in various quarantine facilities there before theywould be allowed to return to their respective homes. From the Port of Manila, the shipwould drop by Bacolod City on Wednesday morning to unload 58 OFWs beforeproceeding to Iloilo City, according to PCG Region 6 spokesperson Captain ErlinBenliro. “Proper disinfection will be conductedonce these OFWs complete their quarantine in these temporary quarantinefacilities,” stressed Nuñez. The Western Visayas task force on thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has coordinated with the Philippine CoastGuard (PCG) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) for the OFWs’ return. The hotels were briefed on how toproperly handle the OFWs, he stressed, to ensure the safety of their staff. Here in Iloilo city and province, becausevarious local governments of the areas where these OFWs reside needed ample timeto prepare their quarantine facilities, Nuñez said the task force has tappedhotels to function as such. “This is in pursuant to Regional TaskForce Resolution Nos. 12 and 13 which recommended the conduct of rapid testamong OFWs prior to transporting them back to the region,” said Nuñez. The OFWs also agreed to undergoanother 14-day quarantine upon arrival despite having completed this beforeleaving Manila, he added. In preparation for the arrival of theOFWs, the regional COVID-19 task force conducted yesterday afternoon a simulationexercise at the Philippine Ports Authority, Fort San Pedro here led by the PCGand participated by the Police Regional Office 6, Armed Forces of the Philippines,Tactical Operations Group 6, Bureau of Fire Protection, MARINA, Department ofHealth and Bureau of Quarantine./PNlast_img read more

Transfer: Man Utd Completes Pogba Deal

first_imgManchester United has completed the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus for an initial £89.5m.Pogba left United to join Juve in 2012 but Jose Mourinho has now re-acquired the France international midfielder for a world-record transfer fee.The 23-year-old, who has long been linked with a return to Old Trafford, has now become the most expensive player in football history, overtaking the deal that took Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013. “Manchester United is delighted to announce that Paul Pogba has completed his transfer from Italian club Juventus,” the club wrote on their official website.“Paul joins on a five-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.”Pogba is reported to earn an astonishing £104m pre-tax salary over five years, a figure that put off Real Madrid, who were also in the running for his signature, with Cristiano Ronaldo the only Los Blancos star to earn more than that amountJuventus confirmed in a club statement yesterday that they will receive €105m (£89.5m) initially, with a further €5m payable if both sides activate certain clauses. That would take the overall transfer fee to £93.8m.The Frenchman made just seven appearances for United during his initial stint with the club, and failed to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson.But while there was some bitterness on both sides at his departure for Italy, Pogba has made the decision to rejoin the club as they look to vastly improve on the fifth-placed finish secured under Louis van Gaal in 2015-16.The transfer represents the latest arrival under Mourinho, with United having embarked on a major recruitment drive this summer having already acquired the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Trial continues for 2012 murder suspect

first_imgThe fourth day of trial for Javier Bolden who was charged with two counts of murder in the 2012 killings of USC graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu, continued at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning.In trial · Photos of Ming Qu and Ying Qu, the victims of a 2012 murder, are shown at a press conference. Javier Bolden is on trial for the killings. – Daily Trojan File PhotoDuring Tuesday’s proceedings, Deputy District Attorney Daniel Akemon first called Stefano Bowe, a subpoenaed representative from TracFone, to the witness stand. TracFone, a wireless phone wholesale retailer, markets phones for use with monthly minute plans. Bowe confirmed that a cellular phone, wiretapped by the Los Angeles Police Department, was purchased by Bolden.In a wiretap from the night of the crime, a male voice was recorded as saying, “I just killed somebody,” to an unidentified female on the other side of the line.According to testimony given by LAPD Criminalist Marissa Bowen, cartridge casings found at the scene of the crime were fired from a semi-automatic 9-millimeter Luger pistol that was connected to Bolden, as determined by sheerings from the barrel of the weapon.Bolden’s attorney, alternate public defender Andrew Goldman, cross-examined Bowen on whether bullets from different guns could have the same sheerings. Bowen said that she believed the sheerings came from the same weapon.Goldman, who is a USC alumnus, represents low-income clients as part of the alternate public defender’s office, which represents accused persons who are unable to receive legal counsel from the regular public defender’s office due to unavailability or a conflict of interest.Goldman and Akemon both asked to approach the judge’s bench multiple times throughout the trial for conversations with the judge outside the hearing of the jury. Later, Akemon called Vincent Carrion, another representative from the LAPD, to the stand to testify. Carrion played a DVD for the jury in which a paid undercover informant was placed in the jail cell with Bolden and instructed to befriend him in order to collect details about the crime from inside the jail cell. In the tape, Bolden recounted scenes from the night of the crime with little to no emotion. The informant that spoke to Bolden has been used by the LAPD in many other similar cases.In the DVD, Bolden revealed details about the crime to the informant and discussed his plans to sell parts from the BMW vehicle for money. He talked at great length about how nice the vehicle was, but did not spend as much time talking about the shootings. He also described seeing the victims’ bodies after they were shot, and consequently fleeing from the scene.Goldman declined to cross-examine Bowe and Carrion.Bryan Barnes, the other suspect in the case, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in February and is currently serving two life sentences in prison. Both the suspects were charged with the murders in May 2012.Ming Qu and Ying Wu, the victims, were heading to their home in the early morning of April 11, 2012 when they were both shot and killed while double-parked in a 2003 BMW to the northwest of campus in an apparent robbery attempt.The trial will continue throughout the week, and according to Judge Stephen Marcus, the jury should reach a decision later this week.last_img read more

Thornton announces partnership with League of American Orchestras

first_imgThe USC Arts Leadership program will partner with the League of American Orchestras to present the “Essentials of Orchestra Management” seminar in the summer of 2015. The League of American Orchestras initiated the partnership with Robert A. Cutietta, dean of the Thornton School of Music, because of the changing dynamic of orchestras in Los Angeles.“Essentials” is an intensive two-week boot camp designed to develop future orchestra leaders through a hands-on curriculum that tackles real-world problems.The curriculum for the program has a multidisciplinary platform organized around four content areas: artistic vitality, business and operational models, community engagement and leadership.Brent Assink, San Francisco Symphony executive director, and Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will continue to serve as seminar co-directors in consultation with USC’s own Kenneth Foster, director of ARTL.This will be the first time the program will be held in Los Angeles. For the past 14 years, ARTL has been held in New York City.Foster explained that the shift from the East Coast to the West Coast is positive because the West Coast’s development of orchestras is more relative to the orchestras all over the country.“New York is in a way sort of too traditional,” Foster said.  “On the West Coast we’re quite a bit more engaged and because of the way the environment is changing all of the arts in the country, people need to find a new way of doing things.”Elena Sloman, a senior majoring in oboe performance, also agreed that the location brought a different dynamic to the program.“The culture is pretty different from the east coast to the west coast,” Sloman said.  “L.A. has a large center for pop music so it’s going to bring a different vibe to the orchestral music scene.”Foster said the program focuses on four disciplinary areas to foster a sense of community in the program.“Artistic vitality says there is artistic importance to a range of different programs and configurations, it’s not about are you the best orchestra but are you a vital engaged orchestra,” Foster said.  “The community piece is a huge part of that.”The program will provide a mix of presentation, discussion and interactive role-plays and simulations, as well as the opportunity for participants to visit local orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic.Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in individual discussions as well as career mentoring with faculty. Participants with fewer than three years of performing arts organization are eligible to apply, as are graduate students, musicians and people outside the industry interested in a career in orchestra management.Students at the seminar were pleased to hear that the opportunity was extended to those who may not necessarily have the most experience.“To get into the music industry it’s not who you know it’s who knows you, so by pairing up, that builds connections for newcomers to enter the industry,” said Scott Lau, a freshman majoring in music industry.Participants of the program will be housed together at Cardinal Gardens and the Radisson at USC.Sloman discussed how the residential aspects of the program will increase the retention of topics covered in the program.“I think it might make it more intense for the participants because if they’re going home every day they kind of forget about the things they do maybe, so staying here, its 24/7, and you’re really involved in it,” Sloman said.The deadline to apply for the program is April 14, and the program will run from July 7 to July 16.last_img read more