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Sevilla announces oil producer Valvoline as new sponsor as La Liga restarts

first_imgValvoline International senior vice president Jamal Muashsher praised the partnership, saying that Sevilla and Valvoline believed in and practiced the same values and worked hard to strive for the best results in their respective industries.“We are now incorporating two brands that represent the virtues of both industries,” he said.Sevilla, playing at home, beat Betis 2-0 with goals by Lucas Ocampos and Fernando, bringing Julien Lopetegui’s side closer to challenging Real Madrid in the runner-up position. Barcelona stands on top of the standing.Topics : Soccer club Sevilla FC, currently ranking third on La Liga’s standings, has inked a long-term sponsorship deal with US oil producer Valvoline. The agreement signed on Thursday was announced during a derby between Sevilla and Real Betis, which also marked the league’s restart after two months of hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.“We are very proud of this strong relationship for the next three-seasons, especially that we have been able to secure this during such a difficult time,” Sevilla FC chairman Jose Castro said in a press statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Saturday.He said every player would wear the company’s logo on their apparel for every match.last_img read more

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Indonesian Air Force gets first female loadmaster

first_imgCommander of the 1st Wing Transport, Col. Fata Patira, conferred the title on her in the training closing ceremony held at the base on Wednesday.A native of Gianyar, Bali, Ayu expressed her gratitude for her assignment in the force.“Without the blessing of God, my parents and sister and the support of my seniors, I could not possibly be a loadmaster like I am now,” she said in a press statement on Thursday, adding that she hoped there would be more female loadmasters in the Air Force.Ayu said that becoming an Air Force officer was not her initial plan as she had dreamed of becoming a policewoman when she was a child. The dream, she said, was to follow in the footsteps of her father who serves in the police force. Her career in the military started after she became a member of the national flag-hoisting team back in 2012 representing Bali.“The Air Force Academy was accepting one member from the flag-hoisting team. I was called and told that I was eligible for selection,” Ayu said in an interview with tribunnews.com on Thursday.After passing the selection process in Bali, she enrolled in the Air Force Academy in 2013 and began her career.Now, she is excitedly awaiting her first flight schedule as a loadmaster.“I continue to receive tremendous support from my juniors, seniors, family and other colleagues. I hope that I can carry out this new task smoothly,” Ayu said.In May, 25-year-old Second Lt. Ajeng Tresna Dwi Wijayanti became the first female fighter pilot in the Indonesian Military. She now pilots a KAI T-50i Golden Eagle light attack aircraft with the 15th Squadron of the 3rd Wing Fighters stationed at Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java.Topics : Second Lt. Dewa Ayu Ardikna Suari has been named by the Indonesian Air Force as its first female loadmaster, in an unprecedented move in the male-dominated military force.Graduating from the Air Force Academy in 2017, 25-year-old Ayu completed her three-month loadmaster training on Wednesday. She is currently assigned to the 2nd Squadron at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base in East Jakarta.As the loadmaster in the Air Force, she will be responsible for the safe loading and unloading of cargo.last_img read more

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Hundreds of children infected with COVID-19 in Papua

first_imgApproximately 289 children below 19 years old have been infected with COVID-19 in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua, an official has said, arguing that the virus transmissions were not from school activities following the recent reopening of schools.Papua Education, Archive and Library Agency head Christian Sohilait said not every infected child was a student. However, he has yet to receive details on the age demographics of the children who were infected with COVID-19. “We will track the number of children who were infected with COVID-19 in each regency or city. We will also maintain contact with the schools and teachers regarding school reopenings amid the pandemic,” Christian said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.Christian said the infected children did not contract the virus during face-to-face activities at school.He explained that the data from the Papua COVID-19 prevention task force was a cumulative number from March 22 to Aug. 12. The Papua Administration had previously issued a study-from-home policy that began on March 17 to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.  “They could have contracted the disease from their parents or other parties,” Christian said.The Education and Culture Ministry’s early childhood, basic and secondary education director general, Jumeri, reiterated that the transmissions did not occur at school as the ministry’s decision to allow more schools to operate amid the epidemic had only been issued recently.Previously, data from the COVID-19 prevention task force in Papua revealed that the total cumulative cases for COVID-19 in Papua had reached 3,225. Of the cases, 86 percent were people aged 19 to 58, while 10 percent were 0 to 19 years old. (dpk)center_img Topics :last_img read more

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PA.gov That Works: More Pilot Updates and Our New Look

first_img October 30, 2017 Government That Works,  Innovation,  PA.gov That Works,  The Blog PA.gov That Works is a series of blog posts dedicated to Pennsylvania digital initiatives. In this post, we’re talking about the latest PA.gov pilot updates and our new look.Ever since we announced the launch of our PA.gov pilot website in 2016, we’ve been hard at work combing through analytics and user feedback to add, subtract, and fine-tune to make PA.gov work better for you.Our latest round of pilot updates includes a branding refresh, a new trending content section, phase two of our government directory, and new topical guides to Pennsylvania government.Our New LookPA.gov is Pennsylvania’s digital front door, so we want to make sure it reflects the welcoming, visionary, and driven residents who live and work here. We think our new look does just that.We also simplified the homepage — stripping away features that user feedback and analytics showed were not useful — and added an expandable side menu to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.Popular on PA.govOur most popular content is now featured front and center on our homepage with our new “Popular on PA.gov” section. This data is collected and updated in real time, giving you easy access to the most popular content on PA.gov.Filter options allow you to view the top content for the last 24 hours and the last seven days.Government DirectoryIn June, we announced the first phase of our new government directory. Since the directory was a top request from our users, we’ve kept working at it to make it even more accessible.You can now find the directory at pa.gov/directory and in the top navigation of every page on PA.gov. No matter where you are on PA.gov, every Pennsylvania agency’s social media, website, contact information, and news hub is only a click away.In just under a month, the directory has already become our most popular page on PA.gov.Guides to Pennsylvania GovernmentAccessing government services can be a confusing process. That’s why we’re introducing easy-to-use guides to government services. Each guide is organized around a topic and includes information from across agencies to help you navigate government services.Current guides include Voting in Pennsylvania, Protecting Yourself Online, and Open Government Resources — stay tuned as we add more.We’re always testing better ways to connect Pennsylvanians with government services online and we want to hear from you! Have any suggestions for how we can improve PA.gov? Check out the pilot site and take the feedback survey.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Kate Landis, Digital Strategist SHARE Email Facebook Twitter PA.gov That Works: More Pilot Updates and Our New Looklast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Endorses Recommendations to Save Nearly $10 Billion by Cutting Wall Street Pension Fees

first_img December 20, 2018 Economy,  Pension Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Improving transparency and reducing Wall Street fees and other recommendations to save nearly $10 billion in public pension costs are part of a bipartisan report received today by Governor Tom Wolf. The governor was joined at a Capitol news conference by state Representative Mike Tobash and state Treasurer Joe Torsella to endorse the findings.“These bipartisan recommendations give us a roadmap to continue the tremendous progress we’ve made on pensions,” said Governor Wolf. “These are commonsense reforms that will rein in excessive fees, increase transparency and keep billions of dollars in Pennsylvania rather than going into the pockets of Wall Street bankers.”The historic pension reform law signed by Governor Wolf last year called for the creation of the Public Pension Management and Asset Investment Review Commission. The commission conducted the first independent review of the Pennsylvania Public Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) and the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS).The report recommends an estimated $9.9 billion in actuarial savings over 30 years calculated at the 7.25% assumed rate of return for both retirement systems. Those recommendations include:Maintaining full payment of the annual actuarially determined contribution amount;Establishing a Central Investment Office;Enacting legislation mandating annual stress testing;Increasing transparency of investment cost, performance and benchmarks;Enacting legislation mandating increased public reporting of all investment expenses;Moving to fully index all public market investments in both public equities and fixed income;Adopting measures to reduce risk.Today’s report and recommendations follow the commission’s seven-month review of the state’s pension systems for state employees and public school employees. The commission conducted three public hearings and heard testimony from investment and academic experts, state pension fund managers, and SERS and PSERS.Rep. Tobash served as the commission’s chairman and Treasurer Torsella was vice-chair. Other commission members include James Bloom, Bernie Gallagher, and Michael Torbert.“I thank Treasurer Torsella and Rep. Tobash for their leadership and all members of the entire commission for their diligent and dedicated work. The efforts of this commission will help Pennsylvania to save billions of dollars in the coming decades,” said Governor Wolf. “I look forward to working with the pension systems and the legislature to put these recommendations into action.” Governor Wolf Endorses Recommendations to Save Nearly $10 Billion by Cutting Wall Street Pension Feescenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Norled Orders Two Diesel Electric Hybrid Ferries in Poland

first_imgNorway’s ferry operator Norled has placed an order for two double ended diesel electric hybrid ferries, based on the LMG Marin design LMG 120-DEH.The shipbuilding contract was signed on July 11, 2018 with Poland-based Remontowa Shipbuilding.Following delivery in the fourth quarter of 2019, the new ferries would be deployed to service the Festøya-Solavågen connection, close to Ålesund in Norway.Featuring a length of 114.4 meters and a width of 17.7 meters, the ferries will be capable of carrying up to 120 personal cars and 296 passengers.The new ferries will be equipped with a diesel electric hybrid system and, in normal operation, the entire required power will be taken from two battery packs installed on board. The batteries will be recharged from the land grid during the vessels stay at quay which will typically be about 11 minutes.A fast charging solution of pantograph or plug-in type will therefore be used in order to ensure that the required state of charge of the batteries is maintained.LMG Marin, which will also deliver the complete Class documentation, said that the intention is to use the generating sets that the vessels will be equipped with only in case of emergency. The electric system will be prepared to operate them alongside batteries.last_img read more

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Tendeka to be in charge of sand-face completion scope on Aker BP fields

first_imgIndependent completions service company Tendeka has received a letter of intent for a substantial multi-million-pound scope to supply sand-face completion equipment to Aker BP’s Norwegian assets.Valhall field; Source: Aker BPTendeka said on Thursday that, over the next three years, the existing frame agreement would see the company deliver its sand screens and FloSure Autonomous Inflow Control Devices (AICDs) to Aker BP’s fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).Aker BP is the operator of the Valhall, Ula, Ivar Aasen, Alvheim, and Skarv field hubs.Karianne Amundsen, Tendeka’s Scandinavia Area Manager said: “Our fully interchangeable, field-adjustable, sand and inflow control solution is engineered for a wide range of applications and fits the different requirements Aker BP have across their assets.”Brad Baker, CEO at Tendeka, added: “This specific technology is recognised for delivering marked production enhancement around the globe on key iconic fields and several recent significant industry awards reinforces our reputation as the world leader in inflow control technology and sand management.”Last year, Tendeka secured the sand and inflow control contract for Equinor’s Troll field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The four-year exclusive contract will see the company deliver and install up to 100,000 metres annually of sand screens and FloSure AICDs for sand-face completion.Aker BP also on Thursday entered into a long-term contract with Framo for seawater lift pumps where compensation is directly linked to facility uptime. The new maintenance contract covers all of the five field centers where Aker BP is the operator.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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UWP Statement on Hurricane Preparedness Calls for Enactment of Environment and Natural Resource Management Bill

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 32 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNewsPolitics UWP Statement on Hurricane Preparedness Calls for Enactment of Environment and Natural Resource Management Bill by: – June 11, 2020center_img Share Tweet UWP PRESS RELEASE ON THE 2020 HURRICANE SEASON(UWP) With the dawn of the 2020 Hurricane Season upon the Region generally and the Commonwealth of Dominica in particular, the citizenry is asked to reflect on recent experiences with Tropical Systems which tested the resilience of Dominicans. Lessons learnt from the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika 2015 and Hurricane Maria 2017 should place residents in good stead as we prepare to weather the 2020 Hurricane Season. This preparation is even more urgent with the current management of the COVID-19 Pandemic.In the short to medium term, The United Workers Party advises every resident to take seriously the threats posed by Tropical Systems. Citizens are exhorted to enhance preparation and prevention measures for the survival of themselves, families and the protection of their properties.This year, preparation, prevention and recovery efforts may be severely compromised by social distancing concerns; access to local resources, as well as regional and international humanitarian aid and funding. Overcoming these challenges will require a unique approach to disaster planning and preparedness measures from the state, risk managers and the population; it is more than stocking up of supplies. Planning will require more space, extra accommodation to protect the public from spreading COVID-19 infection, for the need to safeguard communities will be of utmost necessity.Virtual training and hosting of simulation exercises will be required to test State, community and individual communication and coordination systems. Immediate training of shelter managers and volunteers is needed, within districts, so as to be current on the maintenance of social distancing protocols. Needed also will be coordinated inspection of Hurricane Shelters to ascertain adequacy of space, supplies of water, installation of water tanks and fittings, additional soap, disinfectants and other cleaning agents, masks, gloves and an Isolation Unit within the Shelter Area to treat with possible COVID-19 cases.However, it has become necessary to address Disaster Management in a more holistic manner so as to strengthen the country’s resilience to the threats posed to the people and the Dominican environment.Parliament needs to urgently pass the Draft Environment and Natural Resource Management Bill which has been with the Dominican Cabinet for almost eight (8) years. The 2012 Low Carbon Climate Resilience Strategy envisioned specific resilience enhancing deliverables in:Renewable EnergyProtection of Carbon sinksLand Use planningNatural ecosystems,ForestrySlope stabilizationSea and river defensesWater resources,Agriculture, fisheries,Tourism,Coastal zones,Infrastructure and human settlementsIn 2015 Tropical Storm Erika flood damages were estimated at 100% of GDP and in 2017 226% of GDP was devastated by   winds and flood waters of Hurricane Maria. To date, we have not been able to explain that the amount of damage to the island, by these two disasters, was as a result of things that had to be done that were not done. Over 100 million dollars of climate change donor money was available. Still, questions linger; what exactly has been done and are we in a better position for this hurricane season?The resilience we expected have not materialized because the Climate Resilience Initiative lacked philosophical or cultural moorings,  people consensus,  youth buy-in and through it all, the foundation principles of democratic governance were excluded from the leadership and management of national affairs.In fact, the vast majority of climate resilient measures proposed in the Low Carbon Climate Resilient Strategy have not been implemented. Resilience to climate cannot be isolated from the overall resilience of the country to social and economic difficulties, manipulation of democracy, disharmony with the environment, disrespect for divine law and governance failures. A resilient country means a resilient people, united in purpose, working together – all for each and each for all – under resilient systems of democratic governance.Resilient people mean people with resilient sources of food, clothing; resilient shelter; resilient means of livelihood. Resilient people are God fearing, independent and empowered people who take individual responsibility for their well-being and progress and commit to collective responsibility for national development and the advancement of global civilization. Only climate resilient Dominicans will create a climate resilient Dominica.The United Workers Party further calls for  a greater focus on the skills, competencies and capacities that characterize a climate resilient Dominican; the tools that he/she must be armed with to withstand and/or bounce back when the misfortunes of climate strike.By so doing, we will realize a Dominica which is sufficiently robust and prides itself as a nation whose people act with a deep sense of love and concern for their neighbours. We must guard against casting a blind eye on the anti-resilience conduct of those entrusted with the mandate to protect us. We call on every national to be proactive, innovative and resourceful within this season as our every endeavor should be to recover from past disasters and building back betterOur Nature Isle longs for the increased resilience of public infrastructure to natural disasters in order to boost investment by protecting private capital and the ability to produce, transport and export after a natural disaster. All of which could be obtained through the  bolstering of our construction codes and revised zoning procedures to enhance the resilience of public and private infrastructure as a matter of top priorityAs a party which underscores the importance of national unity, the United Workers Party calls on every Dominican to heed every official advisory and prepare adequately in order to survive this Hurricane Season, where upon we can return to our persistent efforts at institutionalizing the concept of resiliency    in the course of becoming the best place to live, work and enjoy life.last_img read more

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German ‘plagiarism’ minister Guttenberg drops PhD

first_imgNews German ‘plagiarism’ minister Guttenberg drops PhD by: – February 18, 2011 The defence minister was in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit as further accusations emergedGerman Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has temporarily renounced his PhD following accusations of plagiarism.German media allege several passages of his 2006 thesis were lifted from other people’s work.The minister strongly denies the claims but says he will drop his doctoral title while they are investigated.Chancellor Angela Merkel had offered to support him if he explained his actions and apologised, reports say.“I will temporarily, I repeat temporarily, give up my doctoral title,” Mr zu Guttenberg told reporters on Friday.He said he would “actively” help the university investigating the claims and insisted he did not want to be treated according to different standards from anybody else.“People expect me to carry out my challenging duty as defence minister with all my strength,” he added.Mr zu Guttenberg has come under intense pressure because of the claims from the media and political opponents. Tweet 36 Views   no discussions Mr zu Guttenberg says his PhD thesis was all his own workThe charismatic 39-year-old minister with an aristocratic background, seen as a possible successor to Angela Merkel as chancellor, had managed to avoid the public glare on Thursday because of an unannounced visit to northern Afghanistan.But on his return, he cancelled a trip to an election rally in Saxony-Anhalt, shortly before he was due to give a speech.Instead, he was called to a meeting with Mrs Merkel in Berlin to discuss the swirl of allegations which has led to the ZDF television website dubbing him “Zu Copyberg”, Financial Times Deutschland naming him “Baron Cut-and-Paste”, and Berlin daily Tageszeitung nicknaming him “Zu Googleberg”.The popular minister rejected as “absurd” initial reports in the Suddeutsche Zeitung that one passage was copied word for word from a newspaper article and another was taken from a public lecture, without attribution.Spiegel magazine reported that the minister had also used a paragraph from the US Embassy website without attribution and the list of alleged instances of plagiarism has continued to grow as journalists and internet-users pore over its contents.“The writing of the dissertation was my own work,” Mr zu Guttenberg said.But the University of Bayreuth, where he completed his PhD on constitutional developments in the US and EU, has given him a fortnight to respond to the allegations in writing.The affair erupted when a law professor from Bremen University began writing a review of the thesis, with the aid of the internet.The opposition Social Democrats have warned that if the allegations of plagiarism are found to be true then the defence minister will have to stand down because of the damage to his credibility. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share BBC News Sharelast_img read more

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April 24, 2018 Police Blotter

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