Fire at Central Java gas facility cuts off supply to power plant, homes

first_imgState-owned oil and gas company Pertamina’s Gundih central processing plant (CPP) in Blora, Central Java, was deactivated on Thursday afternoon, cutting the gas supply to a nearby power plant and thousands of households, after a fire broke out earlier in the day.The fire began at about 9:30 a.m. when a disruption in the facility’s thermal oxidizer, which is used to control gas emissions, created sparks that ignited the fuel.Pertamina subsidiary PT Pertamina EP, which operates the Gundih plant, said in a statement that the fire was put out at about 10:45 a.m. and that no deaths had occurred. Read also: To your doorstep: Pertamina launches gas, fuel delivery service amid pandemic“The gas well has been shut down for stabilization. All employees within Gundih CCP have been evacuated. Two fire trucks, an ambulance and paramedics are on standby at the location,” said Pertamina EP’s general manager for the facility, Agus Amperianto.The shutdown of the Gundih facility, which has an output of 50 million metric standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd), has cut the fuel supply to the 1,000 megawatt Tambak Lorok combined-cycle power plant as well as 5,800 homes in East and Central Java.Despite the cut-off supply, a representative from the power plant’s operator, state-owned electricity company PLN, said the region’s electricity supply was “very safe” because regional peak electricity consumption had fallen 11.2 percent over the past two weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions. “So even if Tambak Lorok is non-operational, the system is safe because our supplies are very safe,” said PLN Java, Madura and Bali business director Haryanto.The electricity company has a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) reserve supply on standby that “will only be used, if needed, until Pertamina’s supply returns,” he added.Read also: Pertamina secures fuel and household gas supply as more people stay homeState-owned gas distributor PGN, which operates household gas pipe networks in Central and East Java, said the company would mobilize its CNG supply from the latter province to aid affected households.PGN said in a statement that it channeled gas from the Gundih plant to 4,000 homes in Blora and 1,800 homes in Semarang, Central Java. Each customer in the former category consumed, on average, 1,300 cubic meters of gas per day, while those in the latter category used an average of 300 cubic meters daily. The gas is mostly used for cooking.“PGN’s Blora and Semarang household customers have not been affected yet. Stoves are still on as there is still piped gas supply,” said PGN corporate secretary Rachmat Hutama.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Visits Pennsylvania Insulators Training Center, Discusses Apprenticeships and PAsmart

first_imgGovernor Wolf Visits Pennsylvania Insulators Training Center, Discusses Apprenticeships and PAsmart SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Aliquippa, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited the Insulators Training Center to tour the center, meet with apprentices and members of Insulators Local 2, and to discuss apprenticeships and PAsmart, the state’s new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania.“I am investing in the people of Pennsylvania with the PAsmart initiative, which will help Pennsylvanians get the skills they need to get good, middle class jobs,” Governor Wolf said. “There is no better example of good jobs than working in a trade as the members of Local 2 are doing, focusing on a skill that will lead these men and women into a successful career.“Pennsylvanians have never shied away from hard work, pursuing education opportunities, and seeking out training. Through PAsmart, Pennsylvania will have the most prepared and talented workforce in the country. I had the opportunity to meet with some of them today at the Insulators training center.”Governor Wolf’s 2018-19 budget proposal will include $30 million for PAsmart. Of that, $7 million will be an increase in apprenticeships with a goal of doubling the number of registered apprentices by 2025. Since Governor Wolf established the commonwealth’s first Apprenticeship and Training Office in 2016, the number of registered apprentices has increased by nearly 20 percent from 13,282 registered apprentices to 15,972 statewide.“With the increased construction projects developing in Pittsburgh alone, it is an honor to host the governor of our state to celebrate the job growth,” said Jim Cassidy, Business Agent for Local 2 Insulators Union. “Local 2 is determined to promote the trade life as a career, not just a job, which enriches family lives. The governor’s PAsmart initiative fits perfectly with that sentiment.”Insulators local 2 was chartered on December 10, 1904, covering 24 Pennsylvania counties for training, including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, plus 20 counties in Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia.Insulators Local 2 training center provides state-of-the-art training that covers all aspects of the trade. Apprentices and members are trained in industrial, commercial and cryogenic work.center_img July 27, 2018last_img read more

Only on the Gold Coast: henhouse complete with chandeliers

first_imgRuling the roost. Brass chandeliers hang in a Tallebudgera chook pen. Source: Angela Warren said the idea was hatched as she was flipping through magazines for design inspiration, to “add a bit of character to the chook shed”.The Warren family was in the midst of decorating their Tallebudgera home. The property is being auctioned next month. Source: Fully renovated and on acreage. Source: couple lined the walls with chook-inspired artwork and decked out the henhouse with special ramps leading to a dozen nesting boxes. At one point, they had 37 chickens. “We did 12 boxes thinking, 37 chooks, that should be enough for them to lay, and we learnt very quickly that chickens liked to nest in the same box so only 3 or 4 were being used,” she said. Their three daughters helped to collect the eggs, which the family sold. The grass looks greener at the acreage property. Source:“My mum gave me two crystal chandeliers, I was so tempted to use them. She said, ‘don’t you even think about putting them in the chook shed’,” Mrs Warren said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“I started looking online. We found two in a council clean-up.” The vintage, 70s-esque brass chandeliers quickly took pride of place.“People thought it was hilarious, they couldn’t believe we’ve gone to so much effort. They said they were the most spoiled chooks they’d ever seen. Some thought we were mad,” Mrs Warren said. This Tallebudgera house has hit the market, complete with a deluxe chicken coop.THIS is one pampered pecking order. A Gold Coast acreage that’s hit the market comes complete with chandeliers in the henhouse. The family home has just been fully renovated. Source: Luxury digs. The hen house seen from the backyard. Source: The Daffodil St home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Source: Wardrop of Premier Real Estate Agents is marketing the property.“I’ve never seen a chicken coop like this, it’s just one of those extra features that you don’t see every day,” she said.The acreage home has been fully renovated and includes a solar-heated pool. The pool includes a spa and waterfall feature. Source:“Contemporary and high-quality, it’s quite luxurious. It’s a great family lifestyle, so close to the beach and schools,” Ms Wardrop said.The property is being auctioned on December 3. What an egg-cellent idea!Now the Tallebudgera acreage is up for sale the henhouse is vacant, and ready for new tenants to rule the roost.last_img read more

PWRI voted top pension fund in the Netherlands

first_imgThe €431bn civil service scheme ABP received the Communication Award for the insight it offered its participants into their accrued pension through their “personal pension pot”.The judges also deemed the Dutch general pension fund of Unilever the best large scheme, describing it as “all round solid”. PWRI, the Dutch pension fund for disabled workers in a sheltered environment, has been proclaimed the best Dutch pension fund for 2019.The €9bn scheme took home the golden award at the annual conference and awards hosted by Dutch pensions publication Pensioen Pro last week.PWRI received the award for its efforts as an investor to encourage firms in its investment universe to employ people with a disability. The judges said this was an entirely exclusive way of engagement benefiting the scheme’s participants.The €1.5bn pension fund for electronics firm Thales Netherlands won the silver award for best scheme with assets under €5bn, in particular for excellence on policy, performance, governance, communication and client satisfaction. Source: Tilburg UniversityLans Bovenberg, professor at Tilburg University and co-founder of NetsparLans Bovenberg, economist and co-founder of Dutch pensions think-tank Netspar, was also recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Dutch pensions sector.The judges said that Bovenberg, who co-founded Netspar in 2005, was an “original thinker, innovator and bridge builder as well an a connecting force between science and the sector”.Bovenberg had, for example, developed the concept of improved defined contribution with collective risk-sharing, which is one of the alternative options currently being considered for a new pensions system in the Netherlands.last_img read more

EDF Opens Blyth Offshore Demo Farm

first_imgEDF Group officially opened the 41.5MW Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm on Friday, 22 June.The wind farm comprises five MHI Vestas 8.3MW wind turbines installed on hybrid gravity based foundations some six kilometres off the coast of Blyth.The individual turbines have been connected to around 11 kilometres of buried 66kV offshore cables, which will bring the electricity onshore.A further 1.5 kilometre of onshore cable links directly to a new substation built on part of the site of the former Blyth power station.The turbines are producing enough electricity to power around 34,000 average UK households, according to EDF.last_img read more

NZ sex workers praised by UN

first_imgNZ Herald 25 Oct 2012A United Nations development program director says New Zealand is the ideal country to work as a prostitute.UNDP director of HIV, health and development practice Mandeep Dhaliwal praised New Zealand’s progressive prostitution laws as promoting safety and slowing the spread of HIV.The call came alongside a new UN report that compared New Zealand to Asian and Pacific nations and recommended that they also decriminalize prostitution.The report – Sex Work and the Law – found there was no evidence that criminalizing prostitution had prevented the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.New South Wales was the only other territory in the region that had decriminalized sex work and the report noted both areas had “extremely low or nonexistent” transmission of sexual diseases among prostitutes.Empowerment and access to health services were cited as reasons for high condom use in the industry and this correlated to “very low STI prevalence”. read more

Roger Carl Truitt

first_imgRoger Truitt, age 71 of Osgood, passed away in the arms of his wife and children. Roger was born on December 21, 1948, the son of the late Carl and Sarah (Boyd) Truitt outside of Osgood.Roger grew up a typical country kid, in a loving family. He would attend school at Jac-Cen-Del and graduate in the class of 1967. After high school he entered the United States Navy. After attending boot camp, he came home in the fall of 1968. While home on leave, a family friend invited him to go on a hayride. Little did he know the ride would last for the rest of his life. That night he finally caught the attention of Miss Janice Byard, and the next night he got permission to take her on a date. The two were united in marriage on March 10, 1969, and they were blessed with daughter Angie and SELF PROCLAIMED AMAZING SON, Eric.Roger completed his time in the service and came back to his roots and began his work career. He found his second family and would spend the next 35 years as a lineman for Southeastern Indiana REMC.His personality was one of a kind. He could tell stories with the best of them. He took pride in himself, his home, and mostly his family. Roger enjoyed hunting and fishing, and manicuring his lawn, or just stopping by to shoot the bull with anyone that would listen. He was very proud of the time he had spent with the United States Navy and continued to be a leader in the Versailles Legion Post 173. He was a longtime member of the NRA and North American Hunt Club.Roger will be deeply missed by wife Janice, daughter Angie Campos, son Eric (Debbie) Truitt, sister Donna (Roger) Linville, and grandchildren, Cassie, Kyle, Brianna, Erica, Eriel, and Emree, 7 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020, from 11 am.- 1 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm. on Saturday with full military honors. Memorials may be given to Manderley Health Care Activity Fund, in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Supersand Eagles set for Portugal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lisbon to host Champions League final Ronaldo’s mother suffers stroke in Portugal CR7 gets 10-year UAE Gold Card visa Two-time African champions Nigeria will begin their campaign at this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in Paraguay when they clash with world number two Portugal in Asuncion on Friday.This year’s finals will hold at the Los Pynandi World Cup Stadium – named after the Paraguayan national beach soccer team – and located at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee in Greater Asuncion.Nigeria earned a ticket to feature at the 16-team World Cup finals after finishing second at the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations held in Egypt in December 2018.Champions Senegal is the other team flying Africa’s flag in Paraguay.This year’s finals will kick off on Thursday and end on December 1.Nigeria’s delegation of players and team officials flew out of the country on November 8 in order to participate in an eight-nation pre-competition tournament that took place in Asuncion from November 12 to 16.The Supersand Eagles defeated the Tahiti national team 9-4 during the pre-tournament event, after losing 3-7 to host Paraguay.On Monday this week, Coach Audu ‘Ejo’ Adamu and his wards moved into their Dazzler Hotel World Cup accommodation in Asuncion, and have been training hard as they countenance an interesting encounter with the world number two team on FridayNigeria, winners of the African title in 2007 and 2009, and quarterfinalists at the World Cup in 2007 and 2011, will campaign in a fierce Group D that also has world number one team, Brazil, and Oman, ranked number 14 in the world.Nigeria is ranked 21st in the world.Host nation Paraguay will tackle Japan in the tournament opening game on Thursday.After their first game against Portugal on Friday, the Supersand Eagles take to the beach against Oman on November 24 and then against Brazil two days later.Head Coach Adamu has listed veterans Abu Azeez and Victor Tale in his final squad of 12, with Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Emeka Ogbonna, Godspower Igudia, Dami Paul and Taiwo Adams also in.Godwin Tale (Victor’s younger brother), Egan-Osi Ekujimi, Babatunde Badmus, Godwin Iorbee and Hameed Kareem are the other names on the list.Tags: FIFA Beach Soccer World CupPortugalSupersand Eagleslast_img read more

MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice Nigeria highlights offerings, unveils new content Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has unveiled its new sport channels and content line-up for the remainder of the year 2020.The unveiling, which also featured the announcement of local and international entertainment, documentaries, reality and kiddies’ programming to be aired in 2020, occurred at the virtual MultiChoice Nigeria Showcase 2020 on September 9. Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, said the pay-TV company is pleased to broadcast to Nigerians the very best of football from international football leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Emirates FA Cup and others for the upcoming 2020/2021 season to both DStv and GOtv customers.Mabutho also noted that American sport channel, ESPN, has returned to DStv after some years’ hiatus, adding that the channel will also be on GOtv Max and will showcase the best of the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and other sports to subscribers.Also on ESPN, sport fans will equally have access to the English Football League, Major League Soccer, Scottish Premier Football League and Dutch Eredivisie, which are available to DStv and GOtv Max customers, while DStv customers have access to NBA games on ESPN 2.“Nobody has more sport content than us,” Mabutho said.Also speaking via a pre-recorded message, Gideon Khobane, Chief Executive Officer of SuperSport, explained the reason behind the recent change of channel system on the various SuperSport channels. Khobane said the change from the numbering channel system to a thematic channel system is to enable DStv and GOtv subscribers easily access and watch their preferred sporting events via specific channels dedicated to different sports.Tags: Martin MabuthoMultiChoice NigeriaMultiChoice Nigeria Showcase 2020UEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Young delighted with derby victory

first_img Press Association Still, Saturday’s encounter will be another chance for United to show they can go toe to toe with the best teams in the league and for one player in particular, it will be an emotional occasion. Mata will be returning to Stamford Bridge for the first time since he left the west London club for United just over a year ago. “It’s going to be a very special game for me,” the Spaniard wrote on his blog. “Going back to Stamford Bridge for the first time will bring me plenty of good memories. “The day I arrived to this great club (United) I wrote: ‘Gratitude is the memory of the heart’. And I keep thinking the same. “At that time I had the chance to thank everybody who helped me in London during those two-and-a-half years, and next Saturday it will be nice to meet former team-mates, fans and friends. “I keep good memories of them and I wish them the best. Obviously, our intention is to get the three points. “The best thing is that we get to this game in a very good moment, with confidence, but we are aware that we must perform at our best level if we want to beat Chelsea.” United ended a run of four successive derby defeats at the weekend as they ran out 4-2 winners against Manchester City at Old Trafford. Once Young had cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opener, United turned on the style and claimed their sixth straight Barclays Premier League victory thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling. “We wanted to keep our noisy neighbours quiet, and we quietened them down straight away (after their goal),” the United winger told MUTV. “When you go 3-1 and 4-1 up, it’s then about trying to keep the ball and we did that. “As you can imagine the atmosphere in the dressing room was electric (after the game). “A win in the derby, especially in the way we did it, meant there were fantastic celebrations.” Young is confident of closing the gap on leaders Chelsea to five points at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. “We feel we can beat anyone on our day,” he said. “Confidence has been sky high for a long time and we want to keep the momentum going now.” In all reality, United have hit top form just a bit too late to launch a serious bid for the title. Even if the Blues lose on Saturday, they know they also have a match in hand to come against bottom side Leicester. Ashley Young took great delight in shutting up Manchester United’s “noisy neighbours” on Sunday. last_img read more