India’s LNG imports decline in June

September 28, 2020

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of Hazira LNGIndia’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) dropped almost 10 percent in June on a yearly basis, according to the latest data from oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC).India imported 1.76 billion cubic meters of LNG or about 1.32 million mt last month. The costs of these imports were at $0.5 billion, the PPAC data shows.The country’s LNG imports fell for the second straight month after posting a decline of 9.6 percent in May.On the other side, domestic natural gas production continued to rise in June. India’s natural gas production increased slightly more than 6 percent to 2.75 Bcm, PPAC said.India has boosted its use of the chilled fuel since the beginning of last year on the back of lower prices after the country’s largest importer, Petronet LNG signed a revised long-term contract with Qatari LNG producer RasGas.The country’s appetite for LNG is expected to surge over the coming years driven by the demand in the gas-to-power sector and a push by the government to increase the usage of gas in the country’s overall energy mix.India currently imports LNG via Petronet’s Dahej and Kochi LNG terminals, Shell’s Hazira plant, and the Dabhol terminal operated by Ratnagiri Gas and Power.last_img read more

Aklan put under ‘enhanced’ community quarantine

September 25, 2020

first_img*public markets *agricultural stores Gov. Florencio Miraflores issued ExecutiveOrder No. 20, series of 2020 on March 22, which enforces stricter preventivemeasures against the virus. The move immediately came after Western Visayasrecorded two positive cases of the COVID-19. The governor ordered the closure of allpublic and private offices, business and commercial establishments in theprovince, except for the following: On social media, Aklanons are callingfor assurances that their respective local government officials are “fullyprepared” at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. *restaurants and fast food chain(takeout and delivery only) Personnel of the Kalibo Municipal police station implement strict curfew hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its Area of Responsibility on March 21. This is one the measures of its municipal government in suppressing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. PNP KALIBO *public utilities (energy, power,telecommunications, water) *banks and non-bank financialinstitutions*gasoline stations, which includes stores selling liquefied petroleum gas*shipping and cargo handling companies In response to the fast spreading virus,Miraflores also placed an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to more than 600,000residents of Aklan. The ones exempted are emergency responders, medical staff,security services, and delivery personnel of agricultural, food and foodproducts.   Residents are also rushing to localsupermarkets, drugstores, and superstores to stock up on both basic andessential supplies, along with prescribed medications that will last for up totwo weeks. *public and private transportation *funeral services Amid the overwhelming approaches thatCOVID-19 has caused, it is crucial to know the state of supply of the basic andprime commodities in this province for the next 30 days. KALIBO, Aklan – In a bid to suppress thespread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the province of Aklan hasbeen placed under “enhanced community quarantine” on March 23 until April 14. *pharmacies *water refilling stations Other establishments that are deemed essentialfor the health and welfare of the public are also allowed to operate. Thefollowing are: Market hours in this province are onlyfrom 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normally at this time of the year, Boracay is at its peak of being invaded by tourists, most of whom are from mainland China.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) The Aklanons are becoming increasinglyconcerned facing shortages on products such as fish, rice, corn, meat, chicken,pork, and medicines among others. *convenience stores *supermarkets The impact of tourism on the world-famous Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan due to the said virus, on the other hand, has been evident. *media establishments No alcohol may be served, consumed orsold also from March 23 to April 14 in any establishments.last_img read more

Ronaldo’s an example to Bale – AVB

September 21, 2020

first_img Press Association He added: “It’s funny to see how both players compare. They grew up as strikers, but became wingers. Gareth was a left-back and moved to winger and now going to a more advanced role. Ronaldo is also able to play that role up front. “Ronaldo is now 28, and has achieved so much in his career, he is an example to Gareth as to what he can achieve.” Bale has excelled down the middle in Tottenham’s last two games, scoring decisive goals against West Brom and Norwich, so Villas-Boas appears set on playing his star man up front for the time being. “Gareth is such a phenomenal player that he is able to do that kind of role,” Villas-Boas said. “He has been scoring a crazy amount of goals coming in from the right wing or through the middle, rather than from the left or assisting from the left. So it means a player can explore his full potential through the middle. “The most important thing is to get the players feeling well about what they do for the team. And I think Gareth feels well in that position. If he’s able to fulfil his full potential it’s something we have to consider for the future. “We know that he has grown out on the left. On the left he becomes a different type of player. I’m not sure if it limits his full potential.” Bale is enjoying his best season of a short, yet dazzling career and the 23-year-old has become one of the most devastating wingers in European football. Now Bale’s career appears to be heading in a different direction. Villas-Boas has recently deployed the Welshman in a more central role, either as a number 10 in the hole or as an out-and-out striker. One of Bale’s idols, Ronaldo, spent the early stages of his career on the flank at Manchester United but now operates as a deadly centre-forward for Real Madrid, and Villas-Boas said: “You can see similarities in each of the players. Both of them are extremely technical players, and extremely powerful and pacy.” center_img Andre Villas-Boas believes Gareth Bale can become Tottenham’s version of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.last_img read more

Irish in action in Austria

September 16, 2020

first_imgThe Lyoness Open begins this morning in Austria.Paul Dunne, Michael Hoey and Peter Lawrie are all in the field.Meanwhile, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell will both be competing later this evening in the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.last_img

SISAL gets AAMS confirmation of SuperEnalotto win

August 30, 2020

first_img Share StumbleUpon Camelot secures six-month National Lottery operating extension June 22, 2020 Share SAZKA faces scrutiny following appointment of Flint Global as National Lottery advisor August 20, 2020 STS completes takeover of Czech software provider Betsys July 7, 2020 Submit Related Articles Italy’s AAMS – Customs & Monopolies Agency has confirmed that Gruppo SISAL will maintain the concession of the SuperEnalotto weekly numbers lottery.The decision was confirmed by AAMS Secretary Dr Benedetto Mineo, who submitted an update through the government’s Official European Gazette to confirm that SISAL will maintain its position for a further nine years.AAMS’ decision is undertaken following a summer of upheaval in Italian politics, which saw a number of government agencies restructured in personnel, following the collapse of the Lega-5Star coalition government.This July, SISAL Chief Executive Emilio Petrone had disclosed that the company had won the SuperEnalotto tender, submitting a reported + €200 million tender, outmatching the offers of Italian competitor Lottomattica and Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group.He said: “This represents an important decision for Sisal Group, the current holder of the SuperEnalotto concession, and confirms the assessment of the Award Committee, which last July 24 determined that the best bid was s submitted by Sisal, in the framework of a competitive tender process.”The Italian legacy gambling group, secures a further major tender win in 2019, having been selected by Turkey’s gambling commission and wealth fund as the lead operator servicing a ten-year contract to manage the Turkish National Lotteries through its newly formed  Sisal-Şans joint venture.last_img read more

Sead Kolasinac to play in Arsenal?

August 16, 2020

first_imgAccording to Sky Sport, BH football player playing for the representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Sead Kolasinac will officially become the London Arsenal player in July.Kolasinac has previously refused to extend the contract with Schalke, which is to end in the current season. This gave the other clubs the ability to bring him as a free player, and many great clubs showed interest.According to Sky Sports writes, the main candidates were Juventus, Milan and Arsenal, and the BH defender selected the English club and the TopStar member from Emirates. Officially, he will become its player on July 1st.His move to Arsenal was also confirmed by the transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.(Source: klix)last_img read more

Flood Advisory issued for Palm Beach County until 4:45P

August 12, 2020

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for eastern Palm Beach County until 4:45 p.m. Saturday.So far, up to one inch of rain has fallen, and additional rainfall of two to three inches is expected over the next few hours.The Flood Advisory is also in effect for Broward County. Click here for live updates.last_img

Former student in custody after trespassing at a Florida high school

August 12, 2020

first_imgAuthorities took a former Boca Raton High School student into custody after trespassing on the campus Tuesday morning.Police responded to the school to assist district police with a person who had trespassed on campus. The school was on a precautionary code yellow lockdown, but was lifted after a spokesperson for the School District of Palm Beach County said the person had been removed from campus.No one at the school was in danger, and classes continued as normal.last_img

Olympia Garden Designer Shares Tips For Tight Spaces

August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Mary Jo BuzaA Hot Design for Skinny PlacesSalvia East FrieslandEvery gardener I know has at least one spot he or she considers to be a problem. As a landscape designer, I visit dozens of gardens a year. The greatest challenge for home gardeners is the narrow side yard that faces south or west.The side yard is typically dominated by two strong vertical structures: the wall of the house and a six foot tall wooden fence. The side yard is usually narrow – less than twelve feet wide and there are also heat pumps and other utilities to screen. In addition, it connects the garage to the backyard, and it receives moderate to heavy foot traffic.The Design ChallengeThe first design challenge is to break up the walls. There are lots of options.  A trellis is a good place to start.  For a long narrow space I generally recommend 2 or 3 trellises evenly spaced over the length of the wall. Because the wall faces south or west, I would install a wood trellis and avoid a wrought iron trellis.  Wrought iron simply absorbs too much heat and gets too hot. Plants will not grow on it.  If you like wrought iron, consider wrought iron for wall art, such as panels or decorative plaques, which also add interest and effectively break up the walls.  A wall fountain also fits nicely into narrow spaces and brings the additional benefit of the soothing sound of water.The second design challenge is the path. In a narrow space I favor the use of flagstone stepping stones. For me the irregular shape of the flagstone softens the hard straight lines created by the fence and the wall.  If you prefer the use of cement pavers, consider a basket weave pattern broken by a diamond pattern at regular intervals. The use of the two patterns for the pavers breaks up the long narrow space and provides interest.The third design challenge is to screen utilities, for example, a heat pump. I suggest installing a lattice fence with a gate to retain access for maintenance.  The side yard is usually too narrow to use plants as a screen for heat pumpsThe fourth design challenge is to select plants for a narrow space, that will not overcrowd it, and that will thrive in the heat generated from a south or west wall.  In this setting, I limit the color palette and plant varieties. Doing this you’ll have enough room to plant several plants of each variety. In garden design, less is more. You can get a bigger impact in a garden by repeating a few plants, rather than fill an area with lots of different plants.Here is a list of companion plants:Juniper ‘Skyrocket’: I will admit I am not a fan of junipers, but I do like skyrocket. It is the perfect plant for a hot and narrow space. It grows only 2-3 feet wide and it has a fantastic blue color! Skyrocket is a good alternative to a trellis.Helictotrichon sempervirens – Blue Oat GrassBlue oat grass is a true evergreen ornamental grass. It maintains the powder blue color all winter. It is a great companion for skyrocket juniper because of the contrast in textures. Blue oat grass grows only 2 to 3 feet tall and wide.To add flowers plants consider lavender, rosemary ‘Arp’, or perennial salvia such as ‘Blue Queen’, or ‘Caradonna’.  These perennials all can take the heat and have blue flowers which will complement the skyrocket juniper and the blue oat grass.  I would select one of these three perennials and plant them in groups of three for maximum impact.To finish the plant scheme consider adding a helianthemum or a euphorbia ‘Donkey Tail’. Helianthemum is a plant all gardens should have! It is a compact evergreen perennial that grows  6 inches tall. It blooms profusely in late May, and is available in a variety of colors: pink, yellow, maroon, white, and orange. I would select either the pink or orange flowers. If you prefer the unusual or consider yourself to be eclectic you will love the euphorbia ‘Donkey Tail’. The succulent leaves are blue-green, spaced very closely on the stems. The leaves appear to spiral around the stem. It is short and grows 8 to12 inch ‘tails’. It displays showy yellow bracts in spring. Plant either the helianthemum or the euphorbia near front of the border next to the path.Author Mary Jo Buza, is a landscape designer.  She has over 20 years experience designing, and teaching gardening in the South Sound region.  For more information on a custom landscape design or consultation call her at 923-1733 or visit her website: www.gardendesignsbymaryjobuza.comlast_img read more

Little Silver Woman’s Exchange Promotes Local Crafters

August 4, 2020

first_imgA store manager, Elaine Boaman, shows off the well-stocked, popular baby gift section.While gifts might come from near and far, the shop embraces its location with plenty of beachy gifts and local pride. Artist prints depict local landmarks from towns all around Little Silver and New Jersey-themed home decor adorns several shelves. Newborn hats and onesies are embroidered with the words “Jersey baby” or other more area-specific monograms. The store also offers complimentary gift wrap.“It’s a great place to find gifts if you’re looking for something special,” Boaman said. “And it’s also just a nice place to come and look around.”Boaman is one of five full-time staff at the shop, which is run by a board of directors comprised of senior volunteers. About 60 volunteers staff the shop on a monthly basis.The shop has also been trying out some new types of outreach for local groups. Last fall the shop started “Sip and Shop,” which allows groups or parties to rent out the space for a private shopping event. Ten percent of those proceeds go to different charitable groups.“It’s a real in-store experience here,” Boaman said, adding that the store does not sell online. She hopes to see some new faces visiting the neighborhood gift shop soon. “Once people start coming in here, they always come back again.”The Woman’s Exchange Gift Shop is located at 32 Church St. in Little Silver. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 732-741-1164 or visit thewomansexchange.com to find out more. This article was first published in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jenna O’Donnell |LITTLE SILVER — Online shopping might simplify gift giving, but for a more personal experience and a truly unique gift, the proprietors at the Woman’s Exchange gift shop hope that shoppers will stop in to check out their wares.“We are like the original Etsy in way,” said Elaine Boaman, one of the managers of the shop. “We offer phenomenal unique gifts that aren’t going to be on a registry.”Boaman added that the small shop, which has been in its current building on Church Street since 1985 – but has been in the Two Rivers area since 1934 – is the sort of place that transcends generations.“We have customers come in who tell us that their grandmothers shopped here,” she said. “It really is an emotional store. It brings all the feelings.”The shop started as a Depression-era means for women to show and sell their handmade crafts. By 1950 it had moved from its original location in Rumson to Church Street in Little Silver, where it con- tinues to sell handcrafted work from 150 crafters and artisans that hail from all over the country – though many are local to Monmouth County. The shop, a nonprofit organization that is part of 27 Woman’s Exchanges across 13 states, also donates a portion of retail sales to local charities. Since 1980, the shop has donated $600,000 to charities including Lunch Break, Mary’s Place and Riverview Medical Center.center_img The range of items for sale is likely as unique as the many people who create them, and always changing with the seasons, Boaman notes. This spring, the collection includes a range of baby gifts – handwoven hats, sweaters, blankets, clothing and toys. Housewarming and birthday gifts are also prominent throughout the store, including handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags, local artists prints and other decor and accessories. Customers looking for local craftsmanship can find hand-poured candles made by a young woman from Freehold, coastal-themed coasters printed by photographers from Asbury Park or Holly Jolly Jams, jarred and sold by a woman from Fair Haven.last_img read more