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PGN to spend $2.5 billion to support PLN’s gasification program

first_imgLNG receiving terminals and gas distribution facilities will be built in regions such as Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan, North Papua, Sulawesi and Maluku.The government has ordered PLN to use natural gas in some of its power plants in order to reduce Indonesia’s oil imports and to increase usage of cleaner fuel sources.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry issued a decree dated Jan. 10 ordering PLN to use LNG in its 52 diesel power plants that will be later modified to enable them to use gas.PLN president director Zulkifli Zaini said on Jan. 28 that the program would reduce the company’s diesel consumption from 2.6 million kiloliters (kL) last year to 1.6 million kL “with estimated operational cost savings at Rp 4 trillion (US$293.9 million).” The company has two years to execute the program. (hen)Topics : Gas distribution company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), part of state-owned oil and gas holding company Pertamina, will spend about US$2.5 billion on the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminals and gas distribution facilities to support the gasification program of state-owned electricity company PLN, an executive of the company has said.As required by Pertamina, PGN would build LNG receiving terminals and their distribution facilities to meet the gas needs of PLN’s power plants in a number of locations in the country, PGN corporate secretary Rachmat Hutama said in a statement issued in Jakarta on Sunday.”PGN has developed a small scale LNG terminal that can be used to supply electricity to PLN’s power plants,” Rachmat said as reported by kompas.com.last_img read more

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Peru hospital managers’ ‘mass walkout’ over medics’ strike

first_imgDoctors and other public sector workers say their wages have fallen behindAbout 90% of hospital managers in Peru have resigned in support of doctors on strike over pay, union officials say.The head of Peru’s medical federation, Cesar Palomino, told the BBC that more than 300 managers had quit in the capital Lima alone.The walkout by 11,000 doctors, now in its fifth week, has caused huge backlogs in hospitals and clinics.Doctors say that despite Peru’s recent strong economic growth, their pay has not been increased in years.Unions blame President Ollanta Humala’s conservative economic policies, championed by Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla, for blocking wage increases.Mr Palomino said the strike had reached a turning point and the government’s only option was to give in to doctors’ demands.“We think the root cause of this bad situation is the finance minister,” he said.Union official Jesus Bonilla said: “Our country has been growing strongly but pay in the public sector for the last decade has fallen substantially.“We haven’t received a cent of increases. Our buying power has fallen 30 or 40%.”‘Committing a crime’The government – which has also been struggling to cope with a strike by teachers – insists that pay must be merit-based and linked to performance.“We call on the doctors to return to work because the people who are suffering the costs of this are the patients,” Mr Castilla said late last month. “Dialogue is always open, an offer has been made, but we won’t respond to blackmail.”Health Minister Midori de Habich has said that hospital administrators who resign “would be committing a crime”.The BBC’s Mattia Cabitza in Lima says the doctors’ strike is particularly affecting Peru’s poorest, who cannot afford private healthcare.Mr Humala took office in July 2011 vowing to eradicate poverty and social exclusion. But many Peruvians complain he has not done enough to share the wealth from the country’s exploitation of its natural resources.BBC News Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Peru hospital managers’ ‘mass walkout’ over medics’ strike by: – October 19, 2012 10 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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No FA action against Scudamore

first_img Press Association The Football Association has restated its position that it cannot take action against Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore despite some calls for him to be charged for sending sexist e-mails. Rani Abraham, the former temporary personal assistant who leaked the emails, said she was disappointed and surprised the Premier League had taken no sanctions against Scudamore. She told BBC Radio Five Live: “I’m highly surprised the Premier League have decided to take no sanctions whatsoever against Richard Scudamore. “I feel very disappointed, I think it sends out a damaging message about how we regard women in football.” Abraham said she had not been contacted as part of the league’s investigation. She added: “They haven’t approached me, they haven’t heard my side of the story so there has not been a thorough investigation. I honestly think they are not taking the sexism seriously.” Abraham said that she had been threatened with legal action by the Premier League after taking the emails to the Sunday Mirror and was herself now considering taking legal action against the organisation. She added: “When I approached the Mirror I received a letter from the Premier League’s lawyers threatening legal action. They said there had been a breach of trust, it was a very threatening letter, I have had a couple now, and I believe the Premier League are trying to scare me. “I won’t go quiet because I am standing up for what I believe in. “I haven’t taken legal action but I am speaking to a solicitor at the moment.” The Premier League would not comment on Abraham’s latest claims. It is understood however that she was asked to return the copies of the emails she had taken as they contained confidential and commercially sensitive information, and that the contents of the emails should be treated as confidential. Scudamore spoke of his “sincere contrition” after the top-flight clubs decided against any disciplinary action against him and vowed to hold a series of meetings across football’s administration to reassure them of his commitment to promote women in the game. Meanwhile, DLA Piper on Tuesday evening confirmed Nick West, the TV rights legal specialist who exchanged the emails with Scudamore, would not lose his job over the episode. The global law firm, which has headquarters in London, has accepted West’s assurances that the content of the emails was “not reflective of his beliefs”. “The firm has conducted its review,” a DLA Piper spokesperson said in a statement. “We have concluded that there was a failure to meet the high professional standards in which we take pride as a firm, whilst recognising that these were emails exchanged between friends and accessed without permission. “We have accepted Mr West’s assurances that these emails are not reflective of his beliefs and values and that there will be no recurrence of this behaviour.” West said: ‘I sincerely apologise for my actions. “In sending the emails in question I let myself, my firm and its clients down. I have an obligation to uphold the highest professional standards and I give my assurance that this will be the case going forward.” Dyke said in a statement: “Last week, the FA made it clear that Mr Scudamore was not an employee of the Football Association and, as such, we had no position in terms of employment policy or taking disciplinary action. “We were of the view that was a matter for the Premier League and we asked them to keep us informed of the actions they were taking. “In terms of wider FA disciplinary action, we were advised that the FA does not as a matter of policy consider private communications sent with a legitimate expectation of privacy to amount to professional misconduct. The FA has applied this policy on an ongoing basis and in relation to numerous other cases.” IAB chair Heather Rabbatts, was also at the meeting with acting chairman McCormick, and she will take on the task of ensuring the Premier League keeps to its ” undertaking to take further steps on inclusion and diversity”. Dyke said McCormick has assured him the league had followed “proper process under their own employment and disciplinary rules and had conducted a thorough investigation”. The FA chairman added: “We said last week that we considered the contents of the emails in question to be totally inappropriate and are still of that view, as is the Premier League. “It is important to reiterate the significant focus the FA gives to equality, not least through the work of its Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB), and to tackling all forms of discrimination. “FA board member Heather Rabbatts… joined me in this morning’s meeting. I have asked her to follow up with the Premier League to discuss the wider issues around the inclusion agenda and see how the FA and Premier League can work together to make meaningful the League’s undertaking to take further steps on inclusion and diversity.” FA chairman Greg Dyke met his counterpart at the Premier League, Peter McCormick, on Tuesday for talks over the issue after the top-flight clubs decided to take no action against Scudamore. One member of the FA’s inclusion advisory board (IAB), equality campaigner Edward Lord, has obtained a legal opinion that the FA could take disciplinary action but Dyke reaffirmed that will not take place. last_img read more

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DePaul, Xavier meet in Big East tourney

first_imgTEAM LEADERSHIP: Juniors Paul Reed and Charlie Moore have led the Blue Demons. Reed has averaged 13.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while Moore has put up 15.5 points and six assists per game. The Musketeers have been led by Naji Marshall and Tyrique Jones, who have combined to score 30.1 points per outing.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Marshall has either made or assisted on 48 percent of all Xavier field goals over the last five games. Marshall has accounted for 37 field goals and 22 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: DePaul is 0-5 when its offense scores 64 points or fewer. Xavier is a perfect 13-0 when it holds opponents to 63 or fewer points.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Xavier is a perfect 15-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 40 percent or less. The Musketeers are 4-12 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.TOUGH DEFENSE: DePaul has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 22.4 percent of all possessions, the second-highest rate among all Big East teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed DePaul (15-16, 3-15) vs. No. 7 seed Xavier (19-12, 8-10)Big East Conference Tourney First Round, Madison Square Garden, New York; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: DePaul is set to face Xavier in the opening round of the Big East tourney. In the regular season, Xavier won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on Feb. 25, when the Musketeers outshot DePaul 50 percent to 47.5 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to a 78-67 victory. March 10, 2020 Associated Press center_img DePaul, Xavier meet in Big East tourney ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Friendlies: Buffon Equals Casillas Record, Spain Holds England

first_imgItaly goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet as he played 45 minutes against world champions Germany on his European record-equalling 167th cap.Buffon, 38, started the goalless draw in Milan to draw level with Spain keeper Iker Casillas’ tally.He produced several routine saves before AC Milan teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma came on at the break.Italy almost won the friendly in the final 10 minutes, but Andrea Belotti’s low shot came back off the post. In another game, Gareth Southgate’s four-game tenure as England’s interim manager ended in disappointment as Spain scored twice in the closing moments to snatch a draw in the Wembley friendly.England looked on course to further bolster Southgate’s claims to succeed Sam Allardyce as they impressed and took control through Adam Lallana’s early penalty, awarded when Spain keeper Pepe Reina hauled down Jamie Vardy.The Leicester City striker’s fine diving header from Jordan Henderson’s cross just after the break gave England a lead they did not look like relinquishing as the clock ticked down.Elsewhere, a much-changed France side were booed off the pitch after labouring to a 0-0 draw against Ivory Coast in Paris.“We struggled, that’s not what I want to remember from 2016,” said Deschamps, whose side reached the final of Euro 2016 as hosts.Russia, who will host the next World Cup in 2018, earned a late 1-0 friendly win against Romania as they played a historic international in Chechnya.It was the first international Russia had played in the region, which experienced two devastating wars in the 1990s when government forces battled Islamist insurgents.Substitute Magomed Ozdoev, who was born in the Chechen capital Grozny, scored the only goal three minutes into stoppage time.In other matches, Iceland won 2-0 in Malta, Sweden beat Hungary and Ukraine saw off Serbia by the same scoreline.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Two water polo standouts receive Cutino Award

first_imgA national splash · Women of Troy’s Kami Craig, above, and J,W, Krumpholz of the men’s team, not pictured, took home the Cutino honor. – Katelynn Whitaker | Summer Trojan USC water polo players Kami Craig and J.W. Krumpholz were named the 2009 recipients of the Cutino Award at a banquet held Saturday in San Francisco. The Cutino Award is given each year to the nation’s best collegiate water polo players, men’s and women’s, as voted on by Division I coaches.Craig, a redshirt junior two-meter last season, helped lead the Women of Troy to a 26-2 record, a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference championship and an appearance in the NCAA national championship game. She scored 40 goals on the season and was named MPSF Player of the Year. Craig took a redshirt during the 2008 season to compete with the United States national team in the Olympics, winning a silver medal in Beijing. She scored 38 goals in each of her first two seasons at USC and was named an All-American both years. Krumpholz, a junior two-meter, was the leading scorer with 43 goals on USC’s 2008 undefeated national champion men’s squad. He scored in 24 of the Trojans’ 29 games, helping bring home a MPSF title, the national championship and the program’s first undefeated season since 1944.The trophy chest is already full for Krumpholz as he took home Co-MPSF Player of the Year honors, the 2008 National Player of the Year award and was named the MVP of both the MPSF and NCAA tournaments. He, too, joined the U.S. national team in Beijing last summer and won a silver medal. Krumpholz has 101 career goals and has been named an All-American in each of his three years as a Trojan. Stanford’s Jimmie Sandman and UCLA’s Krsto Sbuega were the other male finalists for the Cutino Award. The women’s finalists were UCLA’s Tanya Gandy and USC’s Michelle Stein, who led the Women of Troy with 75 goals last season. Craig and Krumpholz became USC’s sixth and seventh recipients of the prestigious award. The sweep of both the men’s and women’s awards was the second in program history after Juraj Zatovic and Lauren Wenger took home the hardware in 2006.last_img read more

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Gallery: Syracuse reaches ACC tournament championship with win over Louisville

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse bests Louisville in the paint to advance to ACC championship gameCornelia Fondren and Alexis Peterson propel Syracuse to the ACC championship with 80-75 win against Louisville Published on March 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm Contact Evan: ecjenkin@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img

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Syracuse volleyball loses to Arkansas, 3-0, in final game of Kansas State tournament

first_imgSyracuse (3-4) finished its slate of games this weekend with a straight-set loss to Arkansas (5-1) Saturday afternoon in the Kansas State tournament. After a first set in which SU lost 22-25, the Orange dropped the next two sets, 13-25, 16-25.Ella Saada led Syracuse with seven kills and a team-high 9.5 points. The freshman also finished second on the team with five digs and three blocks. Annie Bozzo and Dana Valelly ran the SU offense, as each earned nine assists in the loss. While Arkansas tallied at least 14 kills in each set, the Orange failed to reach the double-digit mark even once, including a lopsided second set in which the Razorbacks out-killed Syracuse, 15-3.The first set was the best of the day for the Orange, which tied the game at 11 after the Razorbacks took an 8-4 lead. However, Arkansas quickly rattled off four points in succession to take a 15-11 advantage, prompting a Syracuse timeout. The break in action didn’t slow down the Razorbacks, who pushed their lead to 24-19 to earned themselves five set points. Later, the Razorbacks dominated the Orange in kills (16-9) to take the set. Arkansas took advantage in the next set, jumping out to a 12-2 lead. Syracuse’s .000 hit percentage in the set and the early hole it had dug itself was too much and it lost the second set.The Orange took a 2-0 lead to begin the third set but two points later, the lead, Syracuse’s last of the match, was gone. Despite eight assists by Valelly in the set, the Orange could not obtain control. Syracuse lost the set and the match, dropping its record to 3-4 on the year. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNext up for the Orange is the Dartmouth Tournament Sept. 8, when it will play the host team at 6:00 p.m. to begin the three-game weekend. Comments Published on September 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov outshines Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr at Clash on the Dunes

first_img Raj Sarkar SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 8th December, 2019 18:45 IST Khabib Nurmagomedov Outshines Anthony Joshua And Andy Ruiz Jr At Clash On The Dunes Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated lightweight champion of UFC, was present at Clash on the Dunes. See, how fans reacted and welcomed Khabib at the mega-fight. Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutAlso Read | Andy Ruiz Jr Vs Anthony Joshua 2: Will Excess Weight Cost Andy Ruiz Jr The Fight? COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TVcenter_img Also Read | UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Channels Inner LeBron James, Scores Fantastic BasketClash on the Dunes: Fight resultsAnthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr via decision (118-110, 118-110,119-109)Dillian Whyte defeats Mariusz Wach via judge’s scorecard (98-93, 97-93, 97-93)Alexander Povetkin Vs Michael Hunter ends up in a drawFilip Hrgovic defeats Eric Molina via knockoutMahammadrasul Majidov defeats Tom Little via knockout FOLLOW US Written By First Published: 8th December, 2019 18:45 IST Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr were definitely the stars of the Clash on the Dunes on Saturday night. The two heavyweight superstars put up a massive show at Saudi Arabia for the WBA (super), WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight titles and Joshua emerged as the winner of the night. Well, there was one more fighter in the arena who outshone both the boxers with his elegant presence. The mega-fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua attracted a lot of global celebrities to Saudi Arabia but boxing fans lost their calm when the lightweight champion of UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his way into the arena.Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch Possible, Admits UFC President Dana WhiteAndy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2: Fans welcome Khabib NurmagomedovKhabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated lightweight champion of UFC is a huge sports maniac and he has often graced sports-events with his presence. Khabib is definitely one of the biggest stars of UFC and boxing fans got a taste of it at the very recent ‘Clash on the Dunes’. The entire stadium exploded with “cheers” as the ‘Eagle’ made his way into the arena. Even though the UFC veteran was just a spectator at the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 bout, but fans did not fail to deliver a warm welcome for their undisputed UFC lightweight champion. Take a look at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s elegant presence at “Clash on the Dunes”.last_img read more

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McIlroy preparing to start defence of FedEx Cup title

first_imgRory McIlroy is preparing to start the defence of his FedEx Cup title at the Northern Trust Open in New York.The Ulsterman will attempt to win the US PGA Tour’s play offs for the second year running , before taking an extended break to overcome a persistent rib injury.Paul Dunne shot 4 birdies in his final 5 holes to card 4 under par opening round at the European Tour’s ‘Made in Denmark’ Tournament. The Wicklow man currently sits in a share of 11th place, 3 shots behind the leader Wade Ormsby. Photo © – Tipp FMlast_img