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Energy Ministry may lower coal production target as Chinese demand falls

first_img“With the existing demand, revision to this year’s production is almost certain,” he said, adding that the drop in demand had also caused a decline in coal prices.Read also: Indonesia could lose coal buyers over regulation mandating use of local ships: APBIIndonesia’s thermal coal reference price (HBA) fell by 26 percent year-on-year to US$67.08 per metric ton in March, according to a Standards & Poor press release on March 5.  At home, the coal price is also unattractive for local producers. Under the domestic market obligation (DMO) policy, miners are required to sell a quarter of their production to state-owned electricity company PLN at a government-set price. This year’s coal reference price is $70 per metric ton, far below the internal prices before the coronavirus outbreak hit China.The ministry’s expert staff member Irwandy Arif said China had reduced its coal demand by 200,000 tons so far, as six of its coal-fired power plants had suspended operation due to the significant drop in electricity demand. Many factories in the country were closed as the government tried to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, which caused the decline in energy demand. Topics : The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry is considering lowering the coal production target this year as demand from China has shown a significant decline since the start of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country late last year, a senior ministry official has said.The ministry’s coal and mineral director general Bambang Gatot Ariyono said in Jakarta on March 12 that the decline in the demand had also caused a sharp drop in coal prices on the world market, which could cause the country’s miners to reduce their production.The 2020 minerals and coal mining program and budget (RKAB) has set a current production goal of 550 million tons of coal, a 10 percent increase from last year’s target. As of March 6, 94.7 million tons of coal had been mined in the country in the year.center_img “At present, all mines in Indonesia are still operating normally. But we have to see what will happen in June,” he said.Read also: Smaller coal, nickel miners concerned over proposed omnibus bill incentivesThe ministry predicted that the low demand would also result in a decline in coal mining investment.The ministry set a $7.6 billion investment target for the mining sector this year, up from $6.17 billion last year. The year’s total investment realization was $192 million as of March 6, or around 2.5 percent of the annual target. (mpr)last_img read more

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Fluxys Belgium, GRTgaz launch virtual interconnection point

first_imgFluxys Belgium and GRTgaz plan to unveil a single virtual interconnection point between the Belgian ZTP and French PEG Nord gas trading places to facilitate cross-border trading.The introduction of virtual interconnection points is one of the provisions in the European Network Code for Capacity Allocation Mechanisms, the two companies said in a joint statement.With a view to facilitating cross-border trading, the Network Code requires transmission system operators by November 1, 2018, at the latest to establish virtual interconnection points for marketing available capacity between adjacent markets instead of using multiple physical interconnection points.The rationale is that virtual interconnection points will make it easier to flow gas flexibly across the European Union following price signals, hence enhancing competition and gas-to-gas price formation.The virtual interconnection point dubbed Virtualys will combine all physical interconnection points for high calorific gas between France and Belgium: Alveringem, Blaregnies Troll and Blaregnies Segeo for Fluxys and Alveringem and Taisnières H for GRTgaz.Instead of booking and nominating capacity on one or more of these points, shippers can manage their flows by simply booking and nominating on Virtualys, with all underlying logistic complexity handled by Fluxys Belgium and GRTgaz.The two companies noted that tariffs and capacity on offer remain the same and no changes to existing contracts are required.last_img read more

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Thomas “Tommy” Tice

first_imgThomas Lee “Tommy” Tice, 66, of Versailles, IN, formerly of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 in Louisville, KY.He was born Saturday, October 1, 1949 in Freemont, MI, Son of the late Perry Tice and the late Ella Brown Tice.Tommy was a self employed logger.He attended the Shelby Church Of Christ in Versailles, IN. Tommy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making crafts. He also played Santa Claus at the Silver Memories Nursing Home for several years. He loved to spend time with family.Surviving are his son, Thomas “TJ” Tice of Whitehall, MI; daughter, Wendy Tice of Twin Lakes, MI; siblings, Ted (Donna) Tice of Versailles, IN., Paul (Barb) Tice of Elizabethtown, OH., Winfred (Becky) Tice of Milford, OH., Stevie Tice of Fremont, MI., Kenny (Donna) Tice of Muskegon, MI., Barb Tice of Holton, MI., and Frances Eyestone of Muskegon, MI.; 2 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Tice and daughter, Lucille Tice.Services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the New Life Baptist Church at 1:00 pm with Brother Dwayne Barrows officiating.Contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor’s Choice. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Netters Defeat Indians In Ripley County Battle

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Tennis team defeated Milan 5-0 on Tuesday.#1 Singles- Lleyton Ratcliffe defeated Peyton Cann 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- George Ritter defeated Ethan Honnert 6-2, 6-2.#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer won 6-1, 6-0.#1 Doubles- Cooper Williams & Lane Westerfeld defeated Brent Quatman & Carter Wade 6-2, 6-3.#2 Doubles- Sam Giesting & Adam Scott defeated Bo Wade and Cameron Herkel 6-0, 6-0.The Batesville JV beat Milan 4-1. Winners in singles were Lane Oesterling and Grant Story. In doubles, the teams of Brayden Worthington & Ben Rodgers, Sam Voegele & Jonathan Hoff also won. Both teams are 2-0 on the season and play at home against Connersville on Thursday at 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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Without govt funding, local league will die, says Paul Bassey

first_img “My problem is with the LMC, if you set people together to run a league for you, they must look for investors,” Bassey made this known while speaking through an Uyo based radio station. “The problem we have is that for the past three years, clubs are sponsoring themselves to matches home and away, the LMC has not given a kobo to these clubs, that is why when people say the government has no business running the league, that government should hands-off, but if the government says they are not sponsoring the teams, football will die in Nigeria, if you want to face government out of the league, it has to be a gradual process. read also:LMC slams N6m fine on Nasarawa Utd over Martins’ death “For the past three years, LMC have not done anything, they will stay in Abuja and give instructions to teams. In January, we played six matches in one week, we are a government-owned club, we receive subventions at the end of the month which covers four matches in a month, yet LMC will tell you to go and play six matches, they will bring fixtures and call it a reschedule match, they don’t do anything.” He concluded. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chairman of Akwa United Football Club of Uyo, Elder Paul Bassey, has said the League Management Company, LMC, have to stand up to their responsibilities and run the league properly. Bassey disclosed that the league governing body has failed to meet their financial responsibilities to the club in the past three years. Bassey who said Nigeria professional football league club sides have been relying solely on funds from the government has now tasked the LMC to find corporate organizations to invest in the league.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

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Senior food pick up in Brookville Wednesday

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Gleaners Food truck will be at the Brookville Senior Center on Wednesday, April 22 starting at 10 am. This is for people over 55. The event will be a drive-thru pickup only.last_img

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“Porch Pirates” are at it again

first_imgGreensburg, IN — The Greensburg Police Department was notified by the local postmaster advising that packages are being stolen or opened in the area of Rolling Meadows and WestRidge Addition.If you see anything suspicious in your neighborhood, please contact local law enforcement by dialing 911.  The Greensburg Police Department can also be reached at 812-222-4911.last_img

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Allardyce: Offside decision cost us

Press Association “If we’d been allowed that goal we wouldn’t have lost. We would have kicked on and Arsenal would have found life very difficult from then on,” Allardyce said. “I’ve not spoken to the ref because I don’t see any point in confronting him when you know you’re 100 per cent right and he hasn’t had the visuals. You can’t get anything out of telling him how wrong he’s been. “Going on what we were told at the start of the season, they got it horribly wrong. He (Sakho) wasn’t in the eye-line of the keeper. He didn’t touch the ball. “Yes he was offside, but we’ve seen so many of those allowed as goals. I’ve not seen one ‘not given’. “Can you tell me what is an offside? Now I’m totally and utterly confused and bewildered. There are far too many inconsistencies.” Allardyce also disputed the first-half penalty that enabled Cazorla to open the scoring in an entertaining showdown in east London. Cazorla tumbled over the body of Winston Reid as he darted into the area, but the West Ham defender seemed to lift a leg to help the Spaniard fall. When asked if he thought it was a penalty, Allardyce said: “No. Reid stuck his leg up and he’s gone over on it. I just wish Morgan Amalfitano had done something similar when he got tugged by Nacho Monreal in the last minute. Alex Song’s 25-yard drive just six minutes into the London derby at Upton Park was disallowed due to three home players – among them Diafra Sakho – standing offside in front of Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Gunners went on to score goals through Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck with Cheikhou Kouyate reducing the deficit, but Allardyce held referee Neil Swarbrick and his assistants responsible for denying his team at least a point. “He stayed on his feet. He was being fouled but didn’t go down. There’s another scenario for you – simulation is not nice, but when you don’t get free-kicks for staying on your feet, you’re in a difficult situation.” Arsenal’s second successive 2-1 victory leaves them outside of the top four on goal difference alone ahead of the New Year’s Day clash with Southampton at St Mary’s. “This game was more about fighting than being creative, but you need to have that in England, especially when you played two days ago,” manager Arsene Wenger said. “We gave so much physically that I was worried for this game. We knew before the game we would have to dig deep because we were jaded, but we did that. “It’s vital to re-establish ourselves in the top four. We have done it for 17 years so we are entitled to at least believe we can do it. “But it’s all to do because everybody fights very hard for it – Southampton, Tottenham, Man United. So many teams fight for these positions.” Sam Allardyce blamed West Ham’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Arsenal on an offside decision that left him “totally and utterly confused and bewildered”. read more

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LVG dismisses talk of Giggs rift

first_img Press Association Giggs’ lack of reaction to United’s winner at Newcastle was captured on television – while by contrast van Gaal shouted and gesticulated in celebration. Asked about their relationship, Van Gaal answered sarcastically before saying he was irritated by the questions. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted there is no rift with his assistant manager Ryan Giggs and reacted angrily when questioned about their working relationship. center_img He told a news conference: “No. We have a very bad relationship. I cannot answer that. I want to have those rumours.” He then added: I am very irritated at this question because everyone can see we have a very good relationship. We work very hard together. Not only with Ryan but with all the staff and the players. It is a way of suggesting things. I am very irritated. I take my measures against the media. I am not pleased.” Giggs’ friend and former United team-mate Paul Scholes has claimed the Welshman may not have the patience to remain as a number two for long and may leave the club. Scholes told BT Sport: “There’s no doubt, he had that little taste of it for the last three weeks of last year and he definitely wants to be a manager. “You can see that. Over the next two or three years, will he have the patience to be a number two for that long? I’m not sure he will.” Giggs, who took charge of the side for three weeks after David Moyes was sacked last season, has said he enjoyed that four-game spell but is “serving his apprenticeship again”. United face Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Monday – the first time since the 2005 final the two clubs have met in the competition. Van Gaal said: “It is a game, 11 v 11 on a high level. Arsenal and Manchester United are placed third and fourth. It is nearly a final I think.” last_img read more

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Teamwork key to JV softball success

first_img Latest posts by Liz Graves (see all) Bio Liz GravesReporter at Mount Desert IslanderFormer Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor. Luchini named to Maine Running Hall of Fame – August 12, 2020 Keene appeals his 2019 murder conviction – July 30, 2020center_img The 2014 Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity softball team included back, from left, coach Kylie Bragdon, Emma Watras, Caroline McMinimy, Mary Joy, Keely McConomy, Mariah Hamor, TaylorAnne McVicar; middle row, Brittany Corson, Alycia Wilson, Maya Watras, Karlianne Wilson; front, Karli Dyer, Ally Bender, Jordan Seavey, Aubrie Boyce, Alana Duley and Mia Broad.BAR HARBOR — The future of Mount Desert Island High School softball looks bright if the strong 2014 junior varsity season is any indication.“I will remember this team for their incredibly positive attitudes,” coach Kylie Bragdon said.The team finished the season with a 10-6 record. Weather and busy end-of-school-year schedules made a JV tournament too hard to pull off, but the players gained valuable experience in the season.One win in particular stood out, Bragdon said; the game against Brewer. “The girls hit really well. Our pitcher Karli Wilson and catcher Alicia Wilson worked well together, and our fielding was fantastic.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBragdon works with her teams to set individual and team goals for the season and evaluate progress toward them.“Our goal as a team was to work more cohesively as a group,” she said. “After working a lot on communication and fielding, we were able to successfully complete double plays almost every game.”“The most common individual goal on the team was to become a better hitter. Slowly all of the girls developed their skills through soft toss and batting cage drills. All of them had significant hits during at least one game, frequently in the form of a double or a triple. The girls also really worked on their ability to run the bases, so we had a lot of RBIs.”Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. MDI Hospital to begin contact tracing – August 5, 2020 Latest Postslast_img read more

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