“These talks lift my spirit. There is a spirit of solidarity among world leaders for nations to support and help one another.”Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he had also discussed the global pandemic with Jokowi, whom he called his “good friend”, to strengthen cooperation in fighting the virus.“As close maritime neighbors and comprehensive strategic partners, close cooperation between India and Indonesia will be important to deal with the health and economic challenges posed by this crisis,” he tweeted. Jokowi had also engaged in talks over the coronavirus outbreak with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during which he thanked Seoul for helping Jakarta address the health crisis.The foreign leaders Jokowi has spoken with are from countries ranked in the top 50 of 210 countries and territories with COVID-19 cases, according to worldometers.info.As of Wednesday, the tally of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 3 million cases globally, with more than 210,000 fatalities across the globe.The US, currently the hardest-hit country in the world, has recorded more than 1 million cases, accounting for nearly a third of all confirmed infections worldwide.Indonesia, meanwhile, has recorded at least 9,511 coronavirus infections, according to the government’s official tally on Tuesday afternoon. Topics : “We cannot possibly handle COVID-19 alone. We must join hands with all citizens of the world,” Jokowi said in the post on Tuesday. As Indonesia struggles to win the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has turned to foreign leaders to discuss strategies for addressing the global pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the economy and healthcare systems around the world.Jokowi posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday a collage of caricatures of himself and eight other leaders with whom he said he had recently spoken, including Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The post also includes United States President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Minute Media has announced $17m (£12.6m) of investment from its latest round of funding from new investors, including Goldman Sachs and Vintage Investment Partners as well as existing investors including Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital and Qumra Capital. The US-based Minute Media has now raised a total of $77m (£57m) in investment to date. Minute Media – which provides user-generated sports and esports articles and video content that gets distributed by sports brands and Minute Media’s own websites which attract upwards of 80 million unique users each month while also offering content in 12 different languages.Minute Media operates three sports media sites, 90min, the football-focused site is ‘the world’s leading global football publisher’. 12up, which focuses on US sports and the pop culture that surrounds it. While DBLTAP is their esports-focused site, offering content from fans and experts.Asaf Peled, Founder and CEO, Minute Media had this to say: “Unlike traditional players in our industry, our tech-driven approach to publishing has been key to our growth during such challenging times in digital media. We are clearly cemented at the intersection of platforms, publishers and communities. The new funding enables us to leverage this differentiated approach to efficiently scale into new markets and content verticals”.The company’s revenue increased 130% from 2016 to 2017 driven by ‘a substantial investment into technology diversification’ along with the launch of several mobile web product solutions. Aaron Siegel, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, spoke about their investment: “The team at Minute Media is rewriting the playbook for sports media, Their focus on product, fan empowerment and global scale are key differentiating ingredients in the sector. We look forward to being a part of the continued growth.”Speaking to Esports Insider, Duncan McMonagle, SVP and GM of esports at Minute Media, added “We already produce localised content in 12 languages for our football brand 90min so the additional funding will enable us to focus on new markets such as China, and it also provides an opportunity to continue to develop and innovate our technology platform for our own brands as well as partners.” speaking about esports specifically he added ” Esports is already a significant and growing contributor to the Minute Media audience and revenue, and we are bullish on the impact that our fan-centric approach combined with official rights holder partnerships will have on the quality and breadth of content for esports audiences”Esports Insider says: Minute Media is clearly doing well and this latest round of investment shows the faith investors have in their service. From an esports perspective, DBLTAP uses the same fan-driven content plus esports experts to create content. With a number of sites starting to cover esports, DBLTAP has an opportunity make a name for itself in this growing field.
Coach of the national team of BiH Medhem Baždarević published the list of players for qualification matches with Belgium and Cyprus, for the World Championship 2018.Invitation for the gathering on October 3 in Brussels was sent to 25 players, while the broader list includes Hodžić, Bajić, Kožulj, Stevanović and Dumić, whom the coach intends to call in case of injuries of other players.“I am optimistic prior to these matches that we will play in the next ten days,” said Baždarević and added: “All the famous names are on the list. Today, tomorrow and on Friday I intend to watch come matches of our players and once again check their shape before the gathering. We expect all the players to be in Brussels on Monday, except for Šunjić who is playing premiere league match that day.”Match BiH-Belgium is scheduled for October 7 at 8:45 pm in Brussels, while the BiH national team will welcome Cyprus on Bilino Polje Stadium on October 10.(Source: radiosarajevo.ba)