Report: Indonesia Delays New Shipping Rules

first_imgThe Indonesian government has reportedly decided to postpone indefinitely the implementation of its new law which would limit maritime transportation of goods such as coal and crude palm oil, Reuters informed citing an official of Indonesian Coordinating Economic Ministry.The new regulations were announced in October 2017 and were supposed to enter into force in April this year.Based on the decree, commodities, coal, crude palm oil, rice and goods for government procurement, would only be transported for import or export by national maritime transport companies.The move was directed toward bolstering the Indonesian-flagged fleet as the majority of the country’s exports of coal and crude palm oil are carried out by foreign-flagged vessels.However, the decision seems to have caused a stir among buyers overseas as well as coal and palm oil exporters in Indonesia, with several contracts now said to be pending finalization.According to Elen Setiadi, chief of trade and industry at the Coordinating Economic Ministry, cited by Reuters, once the vessel requirements are met and the service providers agree on the new rules they will become mandatory.The measure was faced with severe criticism from shipowners across the international community as protectionist and in violation of free trade principles.European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) said that the new law is “a clear measure of protectionism and will impact seriously European shipping companies that have longstanding access to this market.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday.Gatlin, who served a doping ban between 2006-10 and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past.But Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.Ayana routs rivals to take world title Olympic champion Almaz Ayana produced an extraordinary display despite barely racing this season winning the world 10,000 metres title by almost a minute on Saturday.The 25-year-old, who smashed the world record when winning in Rio last year, finished in 30:16.32 , over 46 seconds clear of her legendary compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, the three-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion who took silver after being unable to go with the scorching pace of the winner.Kenya’s Agnes Tirop took the bronze. Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat finished 14th in a personal best time of 31:40.48 .South African Manyonga wins world long jumpSouth African Luvo Manyonga won gold in the men’s long jump at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.The 25-year-old, Olympic silver medallist in Rio last year by just 1cm, leaped a best of 8.48 metres.American Jarrion Lawson took silver with 8.44m, with another South African, Ruswahl Samaai claiming bronze (8.27).Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Jacob Kiplimo, one of 6 Ugandans in Kipchoge marathon record bid

first_imgOn that occasion the 34-year-old was just 25 seconds off the mark in a specially-prepared race using a pacemaker vehicle, as well as runners positioned to shield him in a bid to cut wind resistance.The assistance meant his time could not be validated by the IAAF. That will also be the case in Vienna. The world record, which the Kenyan set in Berlin last year, is 2hr 01min 39sec.FOLLOW EVENT LIVE HERE (see facebook/twitter feed below)Kipchoge flew to the venue from Kenya last night on a chartered flight. Kipchoge with his 40 plus pacesetters. There are six Ugandans. PHOTO VIA @INEOS159Jacob Kiplimo Ronald Musagala Abdallah Mande Thomas Ayeko Mande Bushendich Timothy Toroitich Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Eliud Kipchoge believes he is ready to make history and create his “moon-landing” moment in his quest to run an historic first sub-two-hour marathon at the INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna on Saturday.The Kenyan marathon great, who has won 11 out 12 marathons and is also the reigning Olympic marathon champion, arrived in the Austrian capital city on Tuesday following a night chartered flight from Kenya.In the pre-event press conference adjacent to the finish line on the Hauptallee in the heart of Vienna, Kipchoge exuded confidence ahead of his historic bid.“I’m feeling well, I’m happy with the course and I am waiting for Saturday,” explained Kipchoge , who last year set a stunning new world record time of 2:01:39 in the Berlin Marathon.“Vienna is a sporting city. The crowd loves sport in Vienna and the course is flat and fast and in a park – a natural environment.“Berlin was about running a world record, Vienna is about running and breaking history, like the first man on the moon.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Six UgandansWorld Cross Country silver medalist Jacob Kiplimo leads a team of six Ugandans who will help Kipchoge bid to break two hours for a marathon in Vienna on October 12.Kiplimo will be joined by Ronald Musagala and Abdallah Mande, fresh from the World Athletics Championships.The others are long distance aces Thomas Ayeko, Mande Bushendich and Timothy Toroitich, in a 41 team of pace setters. Others are Norwegian siblings Henrik, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen, also fresh from Doha.Olympic champion and world record holder Kipchoge has already had one tilt at a sub two-hour time at the Monza race track in May 2017. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img *******SOURCE: INEOS159 MEDIAlast_img read more

Too much Rebels for Leafs to handle as Castlegar posts 5-3 in Sunday afternoon KIJHL tilt

first_imgFor the second time in less than a week the Nelson Leafs squandered a two-goal lead against a divisional rival.Castlegar Rebels rallied from a 3-1 deficit to score four straight goals en route to a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Sunday afternoon at the Arena Complex in the Sunflower City.The game is the second consecutive time the Rebels have defeated the Leafs in a key Murdoch heavyweight matchup in the past three weeks and allows Castlegar to close to within two points of the Leafs in division standings.Castlegar bounced Nelson 6-1 in the Heritage City prior to the Christmas holiday break.Not only do the Leafs have the Rebels breathing down their backs, but the Beaver Valley Nitehawks — that other divisional rival to steal a victory from the Green and White — are also tied with Castlegar in the hotly contested Murdoch Division.Fresh from a 6-2 pasting of the Fernie Ghostriders Friday, Nelson continued to shine on the ice Sunday in Castlegar taking a 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the game on goals by Linden Horswill and Bryce Nielsen.The goals came in a span of 26 seconds.Castlegar cut the margin to 2-1 on a Bryan Lubin goal late in the first period.But James Sorrey, with his fifth point in the past three games, restored the advantage with a marker early in the second frame.The deficit, however, did not deter the host club, which continued to push at the Leafs and goalie Marcus Beesley.The Rebels, out shooting the Leafs 34-22 in the first 40 minutes, were rewarded when Braydon Horcoff and Lubin tied the game in the second.Diego Bartlett then snapped the 3-3 tie with the winner midway through the third.Jamie Vlanich, finishing the game with three points, secured the win with an insurance goal on the power play as Castlegar continued to pressure the Leafs, out shooting Nelson 14-5 in the third for a 48-27 game advantage. Jordan Gluck once again was in goal for the Castlegar win over Nelson.The Leafs continue its five-game road trip this weekend in the Okanagan with three games against Chase Friday, Kamloops Saturday and North Okanagan Sunday.Next time the Leafs play at home is Friday, January 18 when Columbia Valley Rockies invade the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile the Rebels play in Grand Forks Thursday before hosting Creston in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in Castlegar.Beaver Valley Nitehawks, which blasted Revelstoke Grizzlies 8-2 Sunday in Fruitvale, travel to Spokane Saturday before hosting Grand Forks Sunday.Against the Grizzlies, Beaver Valley scored five times on special teams — including four power play goals.Dan Holland, Dallas Calvin with a pair, Walker Sidoni, Connor Brown-Maloski, Derek Lashuk, Sam Swanson, Kurt Black.The Revelstoke game marked the return to the Nitehawks of Ryan Edwards to the lineup of the KIJHL club.The Trail native started the season with the Hawks but decided to join the BCHL club in October.However, for some reason Edwards decided Junior A wasn’t to his liking and left the Smokies without permission in December.Edwards was quickly put on the suspended by the Smokies.last_img read more

Science Site Promotes Polygamy

first_imgOn Valentine’s Day, a Darwinian science site has actively promoted polyamory, the “swinging” lifestyle.Live Science, a long-time promoter of Darwin-only views (and attacker of creationism), has outdone itself for Valentine’s Day: promoting polygamy and polyandry (hetero- or homosexual) as healthy alternatives to traditional marriage.  Although not mentioning evolution specifically in its parade of articles, it draws on what animals do for support.In “Polygamy May Be Good For You,” Live Science reporter Stephanie Pappas used the word of a Vermont psychologist to insinuate the “nonmonogamy” (which could include any non-traditional arrangment) is not so bad – it’s even healthy.  She’s talking about having multiple sex partners with knowledge of those involved.In “Five Myths About Polyamory Debunked,” Live Science reporter Stephanie Pappas alleged in a series of 5 short articles that nonmonogamous relationships are perfectly fine, citing “researchers” and an upcoming “International Academic Polyamory Conference” starting tomorrow at (not surprisingly), Berkeley.  Here’s “Myth 5: Polyamory is bad for the kids.”  Pappas quoted a “legal consultant” and “former Georgia State University professor” who is “writing a book on polyamorous families” as an expert: “One of the main things this does indicate to me is that these families can be really good places to raise children,” Elizabeth Sheff said. “Not necessarily that all of them, definitionally, are, but that they may be, depending on how families work it out,” despite questionable evidence.Live Science Staff posted a non-scientific poll: “Would You Consider Polyamory?”In “Love & Lust: 7 Lessons from the Animal Kingdom,” Live Science reporter Wynne Parry used animal antics of dinosaurs, salmon, squid and other creatures as teachers of human morality.Finally, in “The 5 Secrets of Seduction,” Live Science reporter Tia Ghose advised people on how to get a “pick-up”– not how to show faithfulness, honesty, or unselfish commitment.  This article had links to the polyamory articles.  The multiple authors and editor’s blessing makes Live Science a promoter of “nonmonogamy,” whatever it is.Of course these articles had nothing to say about STD.This is what you get with evolutionary amorality.  Animals are our teachers.  Anything goes.  It’s all an evolutionary game to pass on genes.  Ethics, agape love and honesty are meaningless.  We saw the progression with evolutionary psychology casting its imprimatur on homosexuality; now polyamory is on the threshold.  What will follow: child sexual abuse?  Rape and murder?  Don’t disbelieve it; this world view has no standards.  Darwinism even justifies cheaters (“non-cooperators”) as parts of the evolutionary game just as valid as the cooperators; that could include rapists and murderers.By praising “nonmonogamy,” Live Science has willingly opened a Pandora’s Box, declaring itself no friend of true science, but a promoter of evil.  Just watch: as with homosexuality, the initial shock will be replaced by acceptance, entertainment, then advocacy (see satire, “The Future of Cannibal Rights“).  Those who oppose the new non-monogamy sexual revolution in favor of traditional marriage will be seen as purveyors of hate who must be persecuted.  The book of Revelation describes a time when mankind, even when God’s judgment is falling upon them, would not repent of their immoralities (Rev. 9:20-21). Without a Christian revival, dark days are coming. (Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Time to register for the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The seventh annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be held on Thursday, December 17th at The Ohio State University Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The symposium will bring together farmers, researchers and industry experts who will offer insight into key agricultural issues such as land values and rents, input margins, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a crop market outlook, and how the federal clean power plan could impact Ohio.  Attendees will also hear an update from their national grain associations as well as from the leaders of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA).The event is free, but registration is strongly recommended. Deadline for registration is December 11. Visit to RSVP, or call OCWGA at 740-201-8088.On-site registration opens at 8:00 a.m. followed by the start of the program at 9:00 a.m.  A full OGFS agenda is available online at symposium is hosted by OCWGA and OSA in conjunction with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.To download a PDF version of this news release, please click here.last_img read more

Announcing the January Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedSay “Well Done” to the Latest Geocachers of the MonthMay 9, 2014In “Community”Announcing the Newest Geocacher of the MonthApril 15, 2014In “Community”The Newest Geocachers of the Month – A Geocache Series CreatorJuly 4, 2014In “Community” The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month GeocoinGeocachers from around the globe commented on their favorite geocachers, even if they only know them through their glowing reputation. It’s a small geocaching world out there and through nominees,  the worldwide community learned about three amazing geocachers this month.Each of the nominees is already a winner, with a prize package headed their way. But only one geocacher can be named Geocacher of the Month.All the nominees add an important contribution to their local communities and inspire the global geocaching community. Each will receive special recognition for their contribution to the adventure of geocaching. Before naming the Geocacher of the Month, Geocaching HQ  reviews community input and blog comments. Each comment is read and posts in native languages are encouraged.A geocaching pioneer from a progressive geocaching state in the U.S. claimed the title of January’s Geocacher of the Month: MikeOtt.One comment reads, “He is not the reason I joined Geocaching but he is certainly one of the reasons I am still involved. He has taken a huge role in our state with organizing events and special caches. He has a unique way of finding the “right spot” for a cache. Always an educational experience in one way or another. Thanks. Mike for all you do for new cachers as well as veteran cachers!!”MikeOtt is one of geocaching’s top geocache makers. Celebrate makers, learn the craft of creating clever geocaches and earn a new digital souvenir for your geocaching profile at a Maker Madness event near you.MikeOtt – January Geocacher of the MonthIf you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must include the following items and abide by the following guidelines:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the MonthPlease inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for Geocacher of the Month are accepted at any time.Congratulations again to Mike  for being recognized as the Geocacher of the Month for January.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ, a reseller and market analysis site, said promoters misjudged their market when they priced the arena from $2,500 in the upper sections to $10,000 at ringside. He said roughly 10 percent of the 20,000-seat arena remained for sale.There were also plenty of closed circuit seats available at hotels owned by MGM Resorts at $150 each.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhile ticket sales have been spotty, the fight is still expected to do huge numbers on pay-per-view. Up to 50 million people are expected to watch the bout in the United States alone. LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Lyceum sweeps first round SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Floyd Mayweather Jr., center left, and Conor McGregor face off during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Ticket prices for Saturday’s 154-pound fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are trending down, with many below the original list price.Some tickets at the T-Mobile arena could be had for as little as $1,100, while seats closer to the action were being listed on secondary markets for less than they originally cost. A day before the fight, there were also hundreds of tickets left at the box office.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembele

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde insists he’s happy working with Dembeleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde insists he’s happy working with Ousmane Dembele.The Dembele situation has also been an interesting one for Valverde to deal with but on this occasion, he was only concerned with discussing the Frenchman’s playing talents.”I have always considered him one of the best in the world, as I also believe Coutinho to be too,” he said.”We also have plenty more in the team of that profile and that’s why they are here.”He is coming off the back of two beautiful goals and we all hope that he will continue like this.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Wärtsiläs Engines to Power Four New LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels being built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China.Under the order, booked in August 2017, the company’s joint venture CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co would deliver the engines to the yard starting in the second half of 2018.Each of the four 174,000 m3 capacity vessels will be fitted with four Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel generating sets running primarily on LNG fuel to provide the ships with auxiliary power. Their total power output will be 56 MW.The LNG carriers are scheduled to be delivered commencing in 2019. According to data provided by VesselsValue, the ships are being built for Japan’s shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).Wärtsilä informed that its 34DF engine, which features advanced dual-fuel technology, is used for both main engine and generating set applications. The Wärtsilä 34DF is manufactured in configurations from 6L to 16V, giving 500 kW per cylinder and a total maximum mechanical output of 8000 kW. The engine speed is 720 / 750 rpm.last_img read more