The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Presents the 2021 Virtual Conference

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Oligo Meeting is purposefully designed to bring people together to share incredible advancements in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics. While still unable to come together in person, OTS leadership believes in the power of sharing science and the dedicated organizing committee has planned a professional, outstanding, and exciting […]

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Ministry launches Merdeka Belajar’s Indonesian culture channel

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology has launched Merdeka Belajar (Freedom in Learning) Episode 13, namely Kanal Indonesiana, which is a digital channel that promotes Indonesian culture. “Kanal Indonesiana is one of the endeavors to realize the vision of cultural promotion as Indonesia is happy based on its cultural diversity that educates, reconciles, and prospers,” Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim said in an online statement, accessed here on Friday. Indonesia is the first country in the world to have a Cultural Development Index to measure the promotion of culture, Makarim said. The…

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Floating isolation center to help make W Papua COVID-free: minister

The establishment of a floating centralized isolation at the Port of Sorong and residents’ enthusiasm for vaccination can help make West Papua free from COVID-19, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has said. “If this enthusiasm is maintained, I am optimistic that West Papua province as a whole can improve and consistently become a green zone area or low-risk zone for COVID-19,” he said in an official statement received here on Friday. The floating centralized isolation initiated by the government has been operating since August 21, 2021, and is…

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Easing of restrictions combined with health protocol adherence: govt

Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian has said that the gradual easing in the implementation of public activity restrictions (PPKM) must be accompanied by the application of health protocols. “This gradual easing means that we can begin to relax restrictions in some sectors by still implementing strict health protocols: wearing masks and avoiding crowds that have the potential for transmission,” he observed in a statement received Friday. During a working visit to Jambi, Karnavian said the number of pandemic handling indicators in the province had shown a positive trend. However, he…

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Social assistance not enough to eradicate extreme poverty: minister

Extreme poverty cannot be resolved through just social assistance programs, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy has said. “President Joko Widodo has targeted extreme poverty rate of zero percent by 2024. Hence, currently, the government is striving to overcome extreme poverty with various attempts,” he stated in a written statement received here on Friday. Extreme poverty is still a serious challenge for human development in Indonesia, he said. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, Indonesia’s extreme poverty rate reached four percent of its total population or…

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N Sumatra police arrest courier, seize 28 kg drugs

Police officers in Asahan district, North Sumatra province, seized 28-kg of crystal methamphetamine from a suspected drug courier arrested in a raid on August 28, 2021. The suspect, only identified by his initials NT (39), is a resident of Sei Tualang Raso sub-district, Tanjungbalai Ccty, North Sumatra, Asahan Police chief Adjunct Sen.Coms.Putu Yudha Prawira said here on Friday. The cops who raided NT’s house on August 27 found 28 kg of crystal methamphetamine or sabu-sabu, but NT managed to escape, he said, adding that NT packed the drug in several green…

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