Australian envoy to Indonesia relocates amid deepening COVID-19 crisis

first_imgThe ambassador is expected to depart for Australia soon.“This is purely a precautionary measure, related to accepted COVID-19 vulnerabilities,” it added.Read also: Australia closes internal borders as unsourced coronavirus cases riseDespite the decision, the department said Australia’s embassy and consulates in Indonesia are “resourced to continue to serve Australia’s interests, including by providing consular support to Australians at this challenging time”. Australia’s travel advisory for Indonesia over the last month has offered a blunt assessment of the local healthcare system, stating that the following few months would be “a hugely challenging period for local authorities and service providers”.As of Friday, Indonesia’s official COVID-19 tally is at 3,512 confirmed cases and 306 fatalities.Some foreign missions have already asked its citizens to leave Indonesia and return home, including the United States Embassy.Last week, Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar led a video conference with at least 120 foreign missions and international organization representatives in Jakarta.According to a press release from the ministry, Mahendra reassured the envoys that consular services for foreign missions and international organizations in Jakarta would be allowed to continue despite the outbreak, whether through face-to-face meetings by appointment, by phone or virtually.Topics : Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan has been recalled from his post as a precautionary measure, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced, as the COVID-19 health crisis deepens in IndonesiaIn view of the latest developments surrounding the disease, DFAT has asked Quinlan to relocate from Jakarta.“Based on medical advice, Australia’s Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan AO is being temporarily relocated to Australia. Ambassador Quinlan will continue to oversee embassy operations from Australia,” the department said in a statement on Thursday.last_img read more

Pilot LNG developing Texas bunkering terminal

first_imgCook co-founded US floating player Excelerate Energy and also led the Norway-based shipping company Flex LNG. Houston-based Pilot LNG is moving forward with a proposed floating liquefied natural gas bunkering facility on Pelican Island in Texas. The bunkering project includes land-based facilities such as a control room, feed gas compressor, and a pipeline. This includes the US Army Corps of Engineers as the lead permitting agency. Following the decision and completion of construction works, the company would launch the facility’s operations in 2024. Pilot LNG is a new player founded in mid 2019 by Jonathan Cook and Shaun Davison. The facility infrastructure includes floating liquefaction technology by Pilot partner, Wison Offshore & Marine. Pilot LNG plans to take a final investment decision on the project in the second half of 2021. Pilot LNG says the project would be the region’s first dedicated bunkering terminal.center_img The company said on Thursday it filled regulatory applications with relevant government agencies for the project named Galveston LNG Bunker Port. The project would provide the “necessary infrastructure to supply the growing market for LNG marine fuel, substantially reducing marine emissions and cutting shippers’ fuel costs at the same time,” Cook said. The terminal will supply LNG fuel to one of the largest port complexes in the US, including the Ports of Houston, Texas City and Galveston. Image: Pilot LNG The total project costs could reach up to $500 million. China’s Wison will design and build the liquefaction unit that will supply LNG to the end-user market in the area. The non-propelled unit will be 148 meters long with a capacity of around 0.5 mtpa. It will also have a c type tank with a storage capacity of 18,000 cbm.last_img read more

Lille lead Arsenal, three others to sign Lihadji

first_img Loading… Talks with Marseille about a professional contract were called off definitively last week. Represented by enigmatic agent Moussa Sissoko, the latter individual has got the player an incredible offer for someone of his age, €40k a month with a €1m signing bonus, from Les Dogues. Read Also:Ex-Marseille striker reveals Everton scouting role This is roughly the same offer financially that is on the table from all of Dortmund, Barcelona, Arsenal and AS Monaco, but the player prefers Lille. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 La Provence report that Lille lead the race to sign winger Isaac Lihadji from Marseille. The 17-year-old has a personal preference for the project that has been presented to him by LOSC Sporting Director Luis Campos and their manager Christophe Galtier.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phonelast_img read more

Franklin County HS Principal Resigning

first_imgThe principal of Franklin County High School has resigned after previously admitting to plagiarizing a graduation speech.A special meeting was held Thursday night and the school board unanimously agreed to accept the resignation of Dr. Kent Grider.Grider admitted that he recited a speech by Johnathon E. Martin titled “I Love Indiana Jones” during the graduation ceremony on June 8.In a letter to the editor published in The Brookville American-Democrat and Franklin County Observer, Grider said it was not his intent to take credit for the speech but rather inspire the graduating seniors. He apologized for not properly referencing the author of the speech.last_img read more

Police: Ten Cattle Taken From Moores Hill Farm

first_imgThinkstockMOORES HILL – A local livestock owner and police are trying to figure out how 10 cows disappeared from a Dearborn County farm.Investigators say it occurred sometime between August 16 and August 20 on a farm on Palmer Road in Moores Hill.The beef and dairy cattle weigh between 600 and 700 pounds each and have radio-frequency identification tags which owners can use as a method to identify livestock.If you have any information on the reported theft contact the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 537-3431.last_img read more

AFCON U23: Eagles will be team to beat in Egypt — Nwakali

first_imgRelatedPosts CAF U-20 qualifier: Nwakali, Osimhen top list for Burundi Osimhen, Nwakali pay special tribute to Amuneke Flying Eagles won’t miss Iheanacho, Nwakali – Garba Nigerian midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali, has dismissed the notion that the national U-23 team is under pressure to defend the CAF U-23 African Cup of Nations title.Nigeria face Zambia, Ivory Coast and South Africa in Group B, and Nwakali admits the Eagles will be the team to beat, because they are the defending champions.He said: “First of all, Nigeria, we are the defending champions and I believe that only that is enough confidence for us.“Playing South Africa, Zambia and even the Ivory Coast team, they are good opponents, we are going to respect them and not underrate them but at the same time having it at the back of our minds that we are going there to achieve our aim, which is going to the Olympics next year. “For me I don’t think there is any pressure.”He has also assured Nigerians that the team will fight to win every game in Egypt.Nwakali said: “We want to win every game but this is football, at the same time we have to do what we have to do which is one thing at a time – picking the ticket to the Olympics.“If we have to win the competition, then we are ready to do that because that is why we are going there but at the same time the first objective is to pick up the ticket to the Olympics.” Tags: Nwakalilast_img read more

NPFL: Rangers target away win over Adamawa United FC

first_imgRelatedPosts Rangers postpone resumption NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Coach of Rangers International FC of Enugu, Benedict Ugwu, says the club will work very hard to defeat Adamawa United FC in their home on SundayUgwu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Friday.Rangers will on Sunday battle Adamawa United in the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League Matchday Two at the Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe.He said that Rangers were expecting a tough match in Gombe, fearing that Adamawa United would want to prove they deserved to be in the nation’s top flight league.“The players are fit and motivated to get the needed result and we the technical crew have been fashioning out tactics suitable for the match.“Though Adamawa is new to the league, we have been studying their match tapes and we are going to approach the match with maximum attention,” Ugwu said.He said that he might have some changes, especially among the players that were playing the CAF league.“We signed all the players for CAF, NPFL and other competitions, so I may use new players for the match,” Ugwu said.The coach expressed joy that the players were injury free and hoped that they would remain fit throughout the season.Tags: Adamawa United FCBenedict UgwunpflRangers International FClast_img read more

EPL: Wolves attack Villa

first_imgAston Villa vs. Wolves Venue: Villa Park Kick off: 12:30PMTwenty-nine miles and 22 points separate Midlands rivals Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of today’s Premier League clash between the two sides at Villa Park. The hosts go into the match still in the relegation zone but with only goal difference now separating them from safety, whereas Wolves continue to underline their credentials for a Champions League finish.The clock is against Aston Villa in their bid to stay in the Premier League, but Wednesday night’s late 1-1 draw against Newcastle United earned them a point which could prove crucial in the relegation battle.Ahmed Elmohamady – signed by now-Newcastle boss Steve Bruce at three different clubs, including Villa – popped up with an 83rd minute equaliser, which means that Dean Smith’s side are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference.In such a tight scrap at the bottom of the table, a point could make all the difference – particularly considering that both West Ham United and Bournemouth lost again – but Villa will also know that they need to end their winless run sooner rather than later.It is now more than five months since Smith’s side picked up a Premier League victory and, while that statistic is exaggerated by three-and-a-half months out of action due to the coronavirus lockdown, a seven-game winless streak at this stage of the campaign is relegation form. Villa have taken only two points from those games as well, and things do not get any easier for last season’s Championship playoff winners in the coming weeks.Indeed, their next six games all come against teams currently in the top 11 of the table, including three of the top six in succession now.Surprise results will therefore be needed if they are to go into their final-day crunch match with West Ham still in contention for survival, and they are most likely to get those results at Villa Park, where they have amassed two-thirds of their 27 points so far this season.For Wolves, the short trip provides a glorious chance for them to put the pressure on those around them in the Champions League race, with fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Manchester United in FA Cup action over the weekend.Depending on Chelsea’s result against Manchester City on Thursday night, Wolves could jump all the way up to fourth with a victory, and even a draw is guaranteed to be enough to move above Man United into fifth – which, as things stand, would be good enough for Champions League football too. Of course, Nuno Espirito Santo will be demanding a third win from three games since lockdown in order to take full advantage of Man United’s FA Cup exploits, having already beaten West Ham and Bournemouth in the past week.A third consecutive match against a team in the bottom four proves that Wolves have had arguably the kindest fixture list of the return, but things do begin to get a little tougher after Saturday, with fellow European hopefuls Arsenal, Sheffield United, Everton and Burnley next up.Nuno’s side sit above all of them in the standings, though, and it is not until the final day of the season, when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, that they next come up against a team currently above them in the table.Wolves have won four of their last five Premier League games and three of their last four on the road, where only Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea have amassed more points all term.RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise The Midlands outfit need only nine more points from their last seven games to surpass last season’s points tally, and they will be favourites to move three closer to that target this weekend.However, they have not won at Villa Park since March 2011 and have not done the league double over their near-neighbours since 1963.Aston Villa possible XI: Nyland, Elmohamady, Hause, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Samatta, Grealish. Wolves possible XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Castro, Traore, Jimenez, Jota.—Tags: Aston VillaPremier LeagueVilla ParkWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

All Assam Junior Ranking Tennis From December 18

first_imgGUWAHATI: The 28th All Assam Junior Ranking Tennis Tournament will be held at the North East Tennis Foundation courts from December 18. The events to be played in the competitions are Girls U-14 and 18 years and Boys under-12, 14 and 18 years singles. An additional event of mixed boys and girls under 10 years singles will also be organized during the tournament.Also Read: Local Sportlast_img

James’ triple-double lifts Lakers past Pelicans, 122-114

first_imgJames’ triple-double lifts Lakers past Pelicans, 122-114 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 and JaVale McGee asserted himself inside with six blocked shots and eight points, including his layup in the final minute that made it 120-112.“We had one of the best players in the league out tonight; that is what makes the win feel that much better,” Vogel said. “Kuz was great and our bigs were great. A lot of guys contributed on the perimeter, in particular on the defensive end. … Just a heck of a win for us.”James punished the Pelicans on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter when double-teams arrived late, beating guard and former teammate Josh Hart with explosive dribble drives for a dunk and a layup. His dominance served as an emphatic encore to his season-high 40 points in a victory over New Orleans six days earlier in Los Angeles.“He just controls the whole game,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “You go down and double him, and he finds the open pass for 3. If you don’t double him, he’s so strong and so skilled that he just lays the ball in the basket. … I’m just amazed that they talk about anybody other than him for MVP.” Ex-Laker Lonzo Ball had 19 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for New Orleans. Derrick Favors added 12 points and 14 rebounds, but the Pelicans were done in by 7-of-33 3-point shooting. Early in the fourth, the Pelicans led by as many as six points — not nearly enough to prevent James and Co. from taking over late. TIP-INSLakers: Danny Green, Avery Bradley and Markieff Morris each scored 10 points. … Swept the season series 4-0. … Also played without guard Alex Caruso (right hamstring). Pelicans: Brandon Ingram scored 15 points, Holiday added 11 and Nicolo Melli 10. … Announced reserve guard JJ Redick would miss at least two weeks with a left hamstring strain — an injury that occurred during a victory over Cleveland on Friday night. … Recalled rookie Nickeil Alexander-Walker.PASSING THE TORCH March 1, 2020 James approached Williamson and spoke with him briefly on the court after the final horn.“It’s just my responsibility. No one told me to do that,” James said. “You see all these guys — these young guys. You know, the league is in a very good place and if I’m able to give my wisdom of the game, pass it down while I’m playing or after I’m playing, I feel like it’s my job because the game has just given me so much since I started playing when I was 8 years old.”Williamson said James’ decision to approach him “definitely means something because he’s been doing this for 17 years, and his resume speaks for itself.”UP NEXTLakers: Host Philadelphia on Tuesday night. “When they brought double-teams, he is one of the best passers in the league,” Vogel added. “He showed it tonight and picked their defense apart.”Williamson finished with 35 points, but his largely productive and highlight-filled night was marred somewhat by six turnovers.Kyle Kuzma scored 20, including a corner 3-pointer set up by James that put the Lakers up 113-109 with 3:40 to go. The Lakers gradually pulled away after that, aided by James’ 3 with 2:27 left.“He is who he is — incredible player,” Williamson said of James. “I give respect when it’s due. He hit a big shot and it helped them seal the game.”Davis, who spent the first seven of his eight seasons with New Orleans, sat out with a sore right knee, one night after playing in the Lakers’ 105-88 loss at Memphis. His injury did not appear too serious; he was on the bench in street clothes and routinely reacted to the action on the court by springing out of his seat and standing on the sideline.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James keeps finding ways to assert his supremacy over the upstart New Orleans Pelicans and rookie sensation Zion Williamson — with or without the help of fellow Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis.James had 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and Los Angeles overcame both Davis’ absence and Williamson’s highest-scoring game to beat New Orleans 122-114 on Sunday night.“Obviously, spectacular performance by LeBron James,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “His shot-making was ridiculous from both in the post, with turnaround jump shots, and at the 3-point line. Pelicans: Host Minnesota on Tuesday night.___More AP NBA: and Associated Press The opening half was a crowd-pleasing affair in which James scored 19 and Williamson 17. Moments after Williamson had cut to the hoop for a one-handed stuff, James pulled up from 35 feet for a 3 that tied it at 61.“Zion had a hell of a move right before that, got the crowd into it. I looked at the clock and saw we had an opportunity for a two-for-one,” James recalled. “Nine times out of 10, maybe 10 times out of 10, a lot of guys are not going to contest that shot because they think I’m shooting that from too far. So I know I have some space. I work on it before the game and I was able to knock it down.”Caldwell-Pope’s driving finger roll gave Los Angeles a 63-61 edge at halftime. The Lakers widened their lead to nine in the third quarter, only to see New Orleans surge back in front, sparked by Williamson spinning free from Kuzma for a back-door dunk of Jrue Holiday’s alley-oop pass.last_img read more