The weighting game

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Pertamina begins construction of three oil, gas rigs atop Mahakam Block

first_imgState-owned energy giant Pertamina has begun constructing three oil and gas rigs worth US$105 million in the gas-rich offshore Mahakam Block to boost domestic production.Pertamina, through upstream subsidiary PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam (PHM), signed a deal with engineering contractor PT Meindo Elang Indah on July 27 to have the rigs built by the fourth quarter of 2021.“At its peak, these three rigs will contribute up to 120 mmscfd [million metric standard cubic feet per day],” said PHM president director Danar Dodjoadhi on July 29. PHM, Indonesia’s fourth-most productive gas company, produced 624 mmscfd in the first half of the year. It expects the three rigs to provide 20 percent of its total production by 2024. Pertamina’s investment in the Mahakam Block in East Kalimantan is part of Indonesia’s larger aim of doubling gas production to 12,300 mmscfd by 2030 and becoming a major gas exporter in the Asia-Pacific region.Developing the aging block further is, however, a very costly undertaking as its reserves are confined in thousands of small, isolated, underground pockets. This means that PHM will periodically have to drill new wells to maintain production levels.Meindo Elang Indah will build one rig called “Jumelai” in the South Mahakam Field and two other rigs called “North Sisi” and “North Nubi” in the Sisi Nubi Field.Gas from the three rigs will be channeled to Pertamina’s Refinery Unit V in Balikpapan.The project, at its peak, will require between 900 and 1,000 workers. The rigs are also expected to have a 51.2 percent local content (TKDN) requirement, said Upstream Oil and Gas Special Regulatory Task Force (SKK Migas) official Sulistya Hastuti Wahyu.“We extend our appreciation to PHM for completing this tender on time, within 88 days,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Wilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club

first_imgWilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 May 2019 11:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Wilfried Zaha is looking to leave Crystal Palace this summer (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has informed Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer in order to fulfil his ambition of playing in the Champions League next season.According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old met Palace’s chairman Steve Parish directly following the conclusion of the Premier League season to express his desire to move on.A host of clubs have been linked with the Ivory Coast international over the past couple of seasons including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Borussia Dortmund.Palace will be extremely reluctant to part with their talisman, particularly after he agreed a five-year deal worth a club-record £130,000 per week last summer, but are braced for offers.ADVERTISEMENT Crystal Palace value Zaha at £80m (Picture: Getty)Given the length remaining on Zaha’s deal at Selhurst Park and his importance to Roy Hodgson’s side, Palace have priced Zaha at £80m and plan to reinvest that in two or three players.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Mail report also suggests that if Zaha is allowed to leave Palace, there would be a knock-on effect on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future, with the right-back thought to be of interest to Manchester United.If Zaha leaves, Palace are unlikely to sanction the sale of Wan-Bissaka as well unless they receive a huge fee.‘I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast,’ Zaha told the Daily Mail last month.‘I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.’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 CityZaha’s desire to play in the Champions League could rule out a return to Old Trafford where he endured a disappointing period in his career previously, as well as potentially Arsenal who need to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to qualify.In terms of goals, this season was Zaha’s best in the Premier League as he scored ten in 34 appearances while also registering five assists.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

BLOG: Want Wine? Ship it to Your House Under New Liquor Reform Bill.

first_img Liquor Reform,  The Blog There’s been a lot of talk about wine in grocery stores and beer at gas stations since Governor Wolf signed the most significant liquor reform bill since Prohibition.These are huge reforms and wins for consumers and will make purchasing wine and beer much more convenient for Pennsylvanians. But what you may not know is that the law also provides for any Pennsylvania resident to ship wine from anywhere in the world to their home.This puts the consumer first and breaks down barriers to getting wine from a variety of new sources. Consumers can direct ship up to 36 cases containing at most 9 liters of wine each per calendar year.Here’s how the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported the change:“For the state’s most devoted wine lovers, a much bigger deal is the adoption of direct-to-consumer shipping from winemakers nationwide – putting Pennsylvania in line with 43 other states that give residents access to wine clubs from obscure West Coast wineries.”Jeremy Benson, executive director of Free the Grapes!, a California group that has been advocating for direct shipping nationally since 1998, welcomed the shift in Pennsylvania.“It’s a populous state. It is a state with a lot of wine lovers in it, and it is the last of the large states that has continued to effectively bar winery direct shipping,” he said. “For all those reasons, it is a very, very important win for consumers.””It’s true: this is a big win for consumers, especially wine lovers.But, wait! There are even more changes that benefit consumers and Pennsylvania businesses outside grocery stores. Here’s a few other changes you should like:Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits stores can now offer coupons and customer loyalty programs, including buy-one-get-one and seasonal promotions;Bars and breweries can now operate a “mug club” which could mean big discounts on beer for members;Pennsylvania-based breweries, wineries and distilleries can sell each other’s products for consumption; andBreweries, wineries and distilleries can now more easily offer tastings and sell products at farmers markets and other food and beverage fairs. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary BLOG: Want Wine? Ship it to Your House Under New Liquor Reform Bill. June 14, 2016center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

d’Amico Joint Venture Agrees to Sell MR Tanker

first_imgEco Tankers, a joint venture of Venice Shipping and Logistics and d’Amico International Shipping, has signed a memorandum of agreement to sell an MR product tanker.Under the deal, the joint venture’s 49,990 dwt MT High Sun would be disposed for a consideration of USD 28.7 million. The unit was built in 2014 by South Korea’s shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo.d’Amico, that holds a 33% participation in the JV, said that the transaction would result in a profit on disposal and allows Eco Tankers to generate around USD 12.8 million in cash, net of commissions and the reimbursement of the vessel’s existing loan.“The sale price confirms the market’s improving fundamentals, with prices and time-charter rates for eco MR vessels on an upward trend over the last eighteen months,” Paolo d’Amico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of d’Amico International Shipping, said.As of today, d’Amico’s fleet comprises 49.5 double-hulled product tankers, of which 23 owned, 17.5 chartered-in and 9 bareboat chartered-in.last_img read more

Vaping law passes: Advertising banned, flavours restricted and illegal for under 18s

first_imgNZ Herald 6 August 2020The “wild west” vaping industry has three months to get its house in order after a new law banning advertising and restricting flavours has finally passed under urgency.It’s taken 620 days to get the law over the line after Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa promised to regulate the industry in November 2018.It wasn’t until this year she introduced the bill, which was voted through the House late last night – just before the final sitting day in this term of government.Salesa blamed the delays on it being a “complex bill”, and said it was the most significant change to the Smokefree Act.“It has taken a while.”The Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Vaping Amendment Bill will come into effect in three months’ time, in November.It has broadly been welcomed but some fear it is too restrictive and could result in people using vaping as a smoking-cessation tool to turn back to cigarettes.READ MORE: read more

The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs hosts Men’s Week

first_img Share Share Share 359 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img LifestyleLocalNews The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs hosts Men’s Week by: – November 19, 2018 Tweet The Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) Dominica Chapter, will celebrate International Men’s Day on Monday, November 19, 2018.This globally celebrated day focuses on several dimensions including men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It recognizes the achievements and contributions of men to the community, family, marriage, and child care.This year, the local theme is “Empowering Men to build resilient communities.” This year, the theme speaks to the importance of men as positive male role models and their contributions to the community and family as our country pushes forward to build a resilient nation.Acting Director, Bureau of Gender Affairs, says “We are cognizant of the important role men play in achieving gender equality, reconciling work-family life and impacting the future of our children.  The Bureau of Gender Affairs continues to engage an inclusive approach to the promotion of gender equality, economic balance and growth and sustainable development.More specifically we need to empower our younger men to become positive change agents.  Over the next year, we will undertake several male-centered initiatives to engage men and boys to create gender-equitable progress”.Mrs. Helen Royer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs, says “The role of men in the family has undergone many demographic, socio-economic and cultural transformations impacting the formation, stability and overall well-being of families However, men continue to be the key to sound family structures and without sound family structures we cannot build a resilient society. We want to continue to engage our men in healthy discourses, not only this week but in the long run, so that we can strive for gender equality and patiently attempt to remove the negative images and the stigma associated with men in our society.”In observance of International Men’s Day, the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs in collaboration with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) Dominica Chapter will be hosting MEN’S WEEK.Men’s Week will feature ongoing radio programs and television programs, as well as a visit to the Bureau of Gender Affairs for Counselling from Monday to Wednesday, a Health Fair for Men, on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Government Headquarters (Ground Floor), and a panel Discussion under the theme “Empowering Men to Build Resilient Communities,” on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, at the University of the West Indies Auditorium, among others.The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, Family and Gender Affairs encourages everyone to support Men’s Week and continue to recognize the critical role men can play in families, communities and country.International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated every year on the 19 of November. Inaugurated in 1992 on February by Thomas Oaster, Men’s Day was conceived one year earlier on 8 February 1991.  The project was re-initialised in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago.The objectives of celebrating an International Men’s Day, set out in “The Six Pillars of International Men’s Day”, include focusing on men’s and boys’ health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models.It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care.  The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.  Today, International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 70 countries.last_img read more

‘Fake’ cigarettes put 4 persons behind bars

first_imgThey were detained in the lockup cell ofthe San Carlos City police station, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 8293, or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines./PN The suspects – all residents of Barangay 5, San Carlos City – were nabbed after they failed to show pertinent documents around 8 p.m. on April 1, it added. BACOLOD City – Eleven boxes of fake cigarettes valued at around P143,000 were seized at a border checkpoint in Barangay Buluangan, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.  center_img Saidomar Sarip, 25; Norsaif Kintawan, 27; Muad Ambor, 20; and Mario Mahinay, 33, yielded the illegal products, a police report showed.last_img read more

Larry D. Cleaver

first_imgLarry D. Cleaver, 74 of Milan passed away January 27, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born October 11, 1944 in Pennsylvania, the son of Harold and Martha (Donaldson) Cleaver. He married Shirley (Henley) Cleaver and she preceded him in death. . Larry worked at the Reservation in Milan as a cook. He enjoyed fishing.Larry is survived by numerous sister and brother-in-laws. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers and sisters.Funeral service will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the Family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.  Go to filterdevriesmoore to leave a online condolence for the family.last_img read more

Other Sports Narinder Batra Says Commonwealth Games ‘Waste Of Time’, Athletes React Furiously

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The athletes reacted with anger but the officialdom chose to weigh its words before responding to Indian Olympic Association chief Narinder Batra’s assertion that the Commonwealth Games is a waste of time and the country should consider a permanent pullout. Batra, while speaking at an event in Bengaluru on Tuesday, said the level of competition at the CWG is not particularly high and that India should consider a pullout to improve its own standards. The statement has context as Batra had earlier called for an Indian boycott of the 2022 CWG in Birmingham over the axing of shooting from the Games program due to logistical issues. Shooting has been a major contributor to India’s CWG tally and the nation stands second, with 134 medals, in the overall count won from the sport.  “It is not acceptable,” said one of India’s currently most successful table tennis players G Sathiyan, who claimed two silvers and a bronze in the 2018 edition in Gold Coast. The shooting fraternity chose to sidestep queries on Batra’s comment but others were upfront. Boxing star Vijender Singh, who is the first and only male pugilist with an Olympic medal to his credit, said Batra’s statement is heartbreaking as it undermines athletes’ hard work.  “It is heartbreaking. By this logic, India should not send teams to invitational tournaments either because the level of competition is not like the Olympics or the world championship even there,” said the boxer who has two silver and a bronze from the three CWGs he competed in. “Why belittle the athletes’ achievements? And in any case, CWG has strong boxing nations such as England and Ireland in fray,” he added.  Also Read | Despite India boycott threat, shooting excluded from 2022 Commonwealth GamesThe 2014 Glasgow CWG gold-medallist shuttler Parupalli Kashyap also differed with Batra, who also heads the International Hockey Federation (FIH). “It is ridiculous to think of boycotting the Commonwealth Games. I don’t think the standard is low. I didn’t have it easy when I beat all these players during the 2010 edition (when he won bronze) and the 2014 Games,” he recalled. “It is not like we are winning all the gold medals. Even in badminton, there are teams like Malaysia, England who are tough,” he added.  In fact, 2010 CWG gold-medallist discus thrower Krishna Poonia said the Commonwealth competition in athletics is stiffer than the Asian Games, which is generally perceived to be tougher by the sporting fraternity.Also Read | Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister, says calls for 2022 Commonwealth Games boycott ‘too early'”For athletics, CWG is world-class, the competition is of higher level than the Asian Games,” she said.  A top official from the national federation of a prominent Olympic sport asked if Batra would deem the competition good enough if shooting is brought back into the CWG fold. “Someone should ask him will the CWG regain significance if shooting is accepted back on the roster. May be he will have a different view to offer,” the official said on conditions of anonymity. “Why deride the athletes who have worked hard for their medals at CWG because you are unhappy about the exclusion of one sport? CWG won’t die if India pulls out,” he added. Two-time CWG gold-medallist weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam said a medal at the Games provides job security to a lot of athletes and that shouldn’t be taken away from them.”I am completely against the pullout. The Commonwealth Games are a big event for us. Medal-winning performances in the CWG bring a lot of incentives like jobs and money etc. So for us, this competition is important,” he said.  Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal, who was part of the 1980 Olympic gold medal-winning team, was surprised by Batra’s comment.”That’s a ridiculous statement coming from a man who is holding numerous important positions in national as well as international sports federations…for an athlete every tournament is crucial,” he said. “Commonwealth Games is the biggest competition after Olympics in terms of participation of countries. 72 countries took part in the last Commonwealth Games. And if you talk about hockey, all top nations like Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain are there,” he added.   A more guarded response came from the Wrestling federation. The sport contributes massively to India’s medal tally at CWGs and its President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the grapplers are eager to continue at the quadrennial showpiece. “The general view of the wrestling fraternity is that the athletes want to compete, whatever the tournament is,” he said. Similar responses were offered by the national federations of table tennis, squash and swimming, who said they would abide by the government and the IOA’s decisions.  But the athletes were more forthcoming.Archer Rahul Banerjee, a gold-medallist at the 2010 Delhi CWG, said all talk of pullout started only after shooting was excluded and the administrators ought to answer why the competitiveness of the event didn’t matter before that. “If Commonwealth Games were so easy why only a few disciplines like wrestling, shooting and boxing earn India the bulk of medals?” he asked. “Obviously we can’t compare CWG with the Olympics which is above all, even the World Championships. So does that mean we will not value a World Championship medal and won’t send a team there?” he fumed.  But there were also voices who agreed with Batra. Former Archery Association Secretary General Paresh Nath Mukherjee said, “there can’t be a bigger truth” than what the IOA chief has dared to say. “He has hit the nail on the head. Commonwealth Games has no relevance in the Olympics. It’s a phoney Games. It has no value and only poor and foolish countries like us make such hype about CWG. It’s nothing but waste of money,” he asserted. last_img read more