first_imgKTMT had also handled around 31,900 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo as of August this year, 34 percent more than the 23,900 TEUs of cargo KTMT handled throughout 2019.“If we look at the cargo loading traffic, it shows a positive trend,” Dani said during a press conference.Kuala Tanjung seaport is expected to become one of Indonesia’s largest ports after the country’s main gateway, Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta. It is located in Batubara regency, home to resources such as oil palm and aluminum, and is supported by the nearby Sei Mangkei special economic zone (KEK).The seaport, which began to service exports in December 2018, has a 17-meter low water spring (LWS) draft that enables 50,000 dead weight tonnage (DWT) freight ship to dock. State-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) I has seen an increase in ship calls at its Kuala Tanjung seaport in Batubara regency, North Sumatra, despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global trade.The company’s president director Dani Rusli Utama said on Sept. 24 that the Kuala Tanjung Multipurpose Terminal (KTMT) had recorded 169 ship calls as of August, an increase of 30 percent year-to-date (ytd) from 130 calls booked throughout 2019. Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization (WTO) projects that global trade volumes will contract by between 13 percent at best and 32 percent at worst this year, affecting the trade-dependent shipping industry.Pelindo I spokesperson Fiona Sari Utama told The Jakarta Post on Friday that both national and international freight shipping companies docked at Kuala Tanjung seaport because of the availability of modern facilities and services.“The number of domestic and international cargo services that dock at KTMT is steadily increasing because the port is supported by state-of-the-art port infrastructure,” she said.Furthermore, Fiona said the government’s infrastructure projects in Sumatra had resulted in increasing traffic of general cargo, especially of construction materials.“The potential for general cargo shipments through the port has increased thanks to the government’s infrastructure projects, such as the trans-Sumatra toll road,” she said, referring to the 2,900-kilometer toll road mega project that aims to connect Aceh, the northernmost province in Sumatra, to the island’s southernmost province Lampung.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the Pekanbaru-Dumai section of the trans-Sumatra toll road during a virtual ceremony on Sept. 25.Read also: Jokowi inaugurates first toll road in RiauAccording to Pelindo I’s data, general cargo is the fastest growing segment handled by KTMT with an increase of 176 percent ytd to 46,800 tons as of August, from around 16,900 tons by the end of 2019.Meanwhile, crude palm oil (CPO) products remain the largest commodity handled by KTMT, reaching around 242,500 tons as of August, a 137 percent increase from the end of 2019.Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) chairperson Carmelita Hartoto told the Post on Sunday that shipping companies were satisfied with the services provided at Kuala Tanjung seaport.However, she said that Pelindo I should expand the port area and increase the number of container cranes to optimize its potential.KTMT currently operates three ship-to-shore cranes and eight automated rubber tyred gantry cranes, according to Pelindo I’s data.“Kuala Tanjung port has huge potential thanks to its services and location. However, access to the industrial hinterland remains limited and the port needs to be expanded so more large ships can dock at the port,” she said.She said the government also needed to increase industrial development in the region to attract more shipping lines and improve access between the seaport and the industrial region.“The trucking costs remain higher at KTMT compared to the nearby port of Belawan [in North Sumatra],” she said.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs JV and Connersville both had scoring chances on Monday, but it was the Batesville Bulldogs JV that were able to capitalize on them as they pulled out a 5-2 win.Connersville had nine hits compared with the Batesville Bulldogs JV’s three, but Connersville stranded 11 runners on base.The Batesville Bulldogs JV got the win thanks in large part to Anthony Butz‘s dominant, five-strikeout performance. Butz allowed no earned runs, nine hits and one walk over six innings.Lynn ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted seven innings, walked six, struck out eight, and allowed five runs.The top of the first saw the Batesville Bulldogs JV take an early lead, 1-0.The Batesville Bulldogs JV went up for good in the fourth, scoring one run on.The Batesville Bulldogs JV piled on two more runs in the top of the fifth.Christian Prickel kicked things off with a double, scoring Jacob Speckman.The Batesville Bulldogs JV piled up one more run in the top of the sixth when Austin Siefert stole home.After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, Connersville faced just a 5-2 deficit. set off Connersville rally. Connersville ‘s Jennings flew out to end the ballgame.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ian Manlove.last_img read more

first_imgBRITT, Iowa – The winner of Hancock County Speedway’s Thursday, June 26 MaxYield Seed Northern SportMod Nationals earns as much as $4,000 for his or her 30-lap efforts.The main event for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods pays a minimum of $2,500 to win with $500 bonuses if the first-place driver is a previous event winner; has raced at least three times previously this season at Britt; and has won a regular season feature there this year. Twenty-four cars qualify and four more get sponsor provisionals. A 10-minute pit stop on the front straight is planned at midway and the winner goes home with a six-foot tall trophy. Start money is $75 and the MaxYield Seed Hard Charger award is $100. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded to SportMod drivers.Completing the card are IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts running for weekly purses and all applicable points, including local track points.Pit gates at Britt open at 5 p.m., the draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Family passes are $40. Pit passes are $25. Tech-related questions can be directed to Tim Weiland at 641 843-4230. More information about the Northern SportMod Nationals is available by calling 515 295-5555 or 641 843-9080, and at the www.hcspeedway.com website.last_img read more

first_imgGreensburg, IN —The Main Street Greensburg Farmer’s Market will be staying at the Decatur County Fairgrounds until further notice.  Originally it was set to move back to the downtown district in its normal location on the Southside of the Square, but due to suggestions from the Decatur County Health Department on social distancing, it was best to continue out at the fairgrounds.Those attendees that are high risk can shop from 2-3 pm on Friday and then the market is open for walk-thru for the general public from 3-6 pm.  Masks and social distancing are encouraged at the market.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Trio of signings make instant impact as Everton stun Spurs EPL: Spurs, Everton light up London Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unlikely to play again this year after scans showed he suffered damaged ligaments in his left elbow during the 3-0 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League, Didier Deschamps said.Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow as he landed awkwardly when attempting to save a Pascal Gross shot and the ball fell to Brighton’s Neal Maupay to tap into an unguarded net for the opening goal.France head coach Deschamps met with his goalkeeper at Clairefontaine on Monday morning. Lloris came to Paris to have an MRI scan on his elbow, which revealed no fracture but ligament damage.“I spoke to him [Hugo],” Deschamps said in a news conference at the French HQ. “He is on the mend.“He had more exams this morning [Monday]. It is difficult today to say how long exactly he will be unavailable for. The possibility of a fracture has been ruled out but the ligaments have been damaged.“I am not a doctor but I know that he will not be with us during this international break or the next one in November for sure. He will start a protocol now for his rehabilitation.“But he will be out for a few weeks and a few months. He won’t play again in 2019 that is almost a certitude.”Scans taken on Saturday showed there was no fracture but Lloris was waiting on this MRI to understand more more on how long he would be out for.Tags: Hugo LlorisTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis has stated he does not plan to again close businesses that were allowed to reopen in May. He also supports having children return to the classroom for school.“Florida is seeing broad community spread in many counties and metros,” the report goes on to say.Most of the task force’s recommendations are already in place in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.County commissioners in the three South Florida counties have already passed laws requiring people to wear masks in public.However, unlike the relaxed rules in 64 other counties throughout the state, South Florida restaurants, retailers, gyms and other businesses are under tighter restrictions.Under the task force recommendations, masks would be mandatory statewide, and restaurants would be restricted to outdoor dining. Gyms would be closed. In order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, masks should be mandatory and new restrictions should be placed on restaurants, gyms and other businesses in 12 Florida counties and 12 metro areas, according to an unpublished report by the White House Coronavirus Task Force that was obtained Thursday by the Center for Public Integrity.Saying Florida is among 18 states in the “red zone” according to key measures, the report outlines a series of steps that should be taken.“Florida is in the red zone for cases, indicating more than 100 cases per 100,000 population last week, and the red zone for test positivity, indicating a rate above 10 percent,” according to the report, which was dated Tuesday.It says that Florida tallied 308 new infections for every 100,000 residents from July 7 through last Tuesday, nearly triple the national average of 119 cases per 100,000.The report recommends crackdowns in Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Orange, Collier and Lee counties.In addition, it calls for strict measures be taken in Jacksonville, which is slated to host the Republican National Convention next month.Other  areas that are also in the red zone include Port St. Lucie, Daytona Beach, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Lakeland.Another 12 counties and several metro areas throughout the state are in the “yellow zone,” considered to be at risk.Dr. Deborah Birx, a leader of the task force, told the nonprofit government watchdog group that the weekly report is shared with governors.NEW: A document we obtained meant for the White House Coronavirus Task Force says 11 states are in the “red zone” for test positivity, meaning more than 10% of diagnostic test results came back positive. https://t.co/UuQszd0cMf— The Center for Public Integrity (@publicintegrity) July 16, 2020 The task force also says that groups in the red zone counties and metro areas should be limited to 10, a policy which is already in place in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.center_img In addition, the report recommends that efforts be made to immediately test all people and families who either threw or attended parties or large gatherings during the July 4 holiday weekend.It says testing should be expanded, especially into neighborhoods with the help of community-based groups who can help reach “multi-generational families” and explain the risks and steps to take to avoid infection.In total, the task force said 18 states are in the red zone, as their caseloads are increasing. Eleven of those states are also in red zones because the percentage of people testing positive is growing. Florida is in both categories.last_img read more

first_imgParsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.”He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022. The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56. The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020. Associated Press That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours.The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Sevilla has become the latest Spanish soccer club to put its players on furlough to reduce labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic. ___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut. The Latest: Sevilla puts players on furlough amid pandemic The former under-18 France international had a short-lived professional career before going into coaching.Pras is survived by his wife and two children.___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic.The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22. The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players.Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago. Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million).Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered. April 8, 2020 The club says the measure was needed because it was significantly affected financially by the stoppage of competitions in Spain and Europe.It says it reached an initial agreement with the first-team players and coaches regarding their salaries but no details were immediately released.The club says 360 employees in total will be affected. It says workers who can continue doing their jobs remotely will not go on furlough.The current contracts will remain valid after the furloughs end.Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested government furloughs to reduce labor costs. They reached agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%. The league said Tuesday eight teams had already requested the furloughs. It expected nearly all clubs in Spain to eventually reach agreements for the reduction of salaries of their players.The Spanish league estimates $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in losses if the competition can’t resume.___Former French rugby player Christophe Pras has died after getting infected by the coronavirus.Several of his former clubs announced the death. He was 35. CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

first_imgSenior tailback Marc Tyler is officially back.In anticipation for the inaugural Pac-12 game against Utah, USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Tyler will be on the field Saturday against the Utes.“Yes, he will be playing,” Kiffin said. “I don’t know how much [though].”Back in action · Senior tailback Marc Tyler, pictured here on Oct. 16 against California, will play in the Trojans’ Pac-12 opener against Utah on Saturday at the Coliseum. As a junior last season, Tyler ran for 913 yards and nine touchdowns. – Daily Trojan file photoTyler was previously serving a suspension from all team activities following his conduct on a video posted on the TMZ website. Tyler has been working with the scout team for the past several weeks.“We had a number of things he had to do and he did all those things,” Kiffin said.  “He’s looking very good … there’s still a lot of work to do but it’s great to have him.”The return of Tyler, however, gives USC another player in an already crowded backfield that includes junior Curtis McNeal, sophomore Dillon Baxter, redshirt freshman D.J. Morgan and freshman Amir Carlisle.Of those four, only Morgan and McNeal logged carries in Saturday’s home opener against Minnesota, while Baxter had one reception for three yards. Baxter’s lack of playing time led to a meeting with Kiffin following the game.“I need to work hard every day and work harder than everybody else,” Baxter said. “I thought I didn’t go as hard as I could last week and that is what coach let me know. I just want to know what I can do to get better.”—Despite scoring 19 points in the first half against the Golden Gophers, the USC offense was shut out in the second half.“Basically, it was two different halves,” Kiffin said. “The first half, we scored three touchdowns, special teams played good, very few penalties … that’s how we expect to play. The second half was very disappointing.”The Trojan offense was also visibly frustrated with its lack of scoring in Saturday’s game.“As an offense, we are looking to score every drive,” junior offensive tackle Matt Kalil said. “We strive for perfection. Any slight off of that, we’re upset with ourselves.”Senior linebacker Chris Galippo echoed similar sentiments in regard to the defense, although he feels the team will be more prepared this week because of its familiarity with former offensive coordinator Norm Chow.“We had an idea on what they were going to run, but we didn’t know exactly,” Galippo said. “The team feels more confident going into the second week of the season. We know coach Chow. Our coach knows him very well. I think it will just be a different week.”—One question mark going into the season opener was the play of the offensive line. On Saturday, however, they did not give up any sacks. Despite the unit’s play, Kalil understands Utah’s defensive line will challenge the Trojans up front.“They’re a lot bigger, they’re really big up front,” Kalil said. “We need to be more aggressive. We can’t be as passive as we were [against Minnesota]. This is a lot bigger, faster, better team that we are playing.”Despite Utah struggling to win against Football Championship Subdivision-school Montana State, Kiffin expects a tough game.“This is a good team,” Kiffin said. “They’ve played in big games. They’re not going to be intimidated by playing USC or in the Coliseum.”—The Trojans did not add any to the injury list after the season opener.“Not having to deal with injuries, allows us to go back and work on all the little kinks,” Kiffin said.last_img read more

first_imgAfter the final results from rivalry weekend served the College Football Playoff Selection Committee its worst nightmare on a silver platter, the 2016 conference championship week comes shadowed with uncertainties.The Big Ten West champions No. 6 University of Wisconsin battle the victors from the East, No. 7 Penn State University, in Indianapolis Saturday at 7 p.m. for both the 2016 Big Ten title and hope to crack the top four in Sunday’s final CFP Poll.Yet, perhaps what’s most bizarre about this year’s Big Ten Championship is the widely shared belief that the two title contenders, Wisconsin and Penn State, are the third and fourth best teams in the conference respectively.Football notes: Badgers look to avenge 2014 Big Ten Championship GameThe nightmare of Dec. 5, 2014 brings Sojourn Shelton back to a dark place. The 2014 Big Ten Championship Game Read…With a Washington or Clemson loss and a win over No. 6 Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday, UW would have promising odds to sneak into the No. 4 spot in the 2016 College Football Playoff.The entirety of the playoff picture is hard to grasp with the numerous avenues and possibilities that could open or close with the pending results of next weekend’s conference championship lineup across the country.ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight has created a great way to interact with and better understand each team’s probability to make the top four based on user-provided outcomes to this weekend’s slate.As for Wisconsin’s chances, the pathway to 2016 College Football Playoff is rather simple.First thing’s first: The Badgers have to beat Penn State in Indianapolis or else there is no shot to begin with.If Wisconsin can beat the surging Nittany Lions, then UW still needs either No. 5 University of Washington or No. 3 Clemson University to lose in their respective conference championships.Football: Leo Musso’s halftime speech, defensive stinginess in second half keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for 13th straight yearLeo Musso studied the faces of his teammates on the University of Wisconsin football team and saw expressions of shock. Read…Washington takes on No. 9 University of Colorado in the Pac 12 for the Pac 12 title Friday night at 8 p.m., and Clemson battles No. 23 Virginia Tech for the ACC championship while the Badgers take on Penn State at 7 p.m.On the other side of the field from the Badgers, the exact same scenario Wisconsin must witness holds true for Penn State as well, with the one difference being a Penn State victory over UW of course.Yet, according to FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 College Football Playoff predictions probability, the Nittany Lions have a slightly lesser chance (45 percent) to make make the top four than the Badgers do (57 percent) with a win over the other.Granted, the new playoff format for post-season college football is infantile at best, and there will always be a greener pasture with six, eight or 16 teams, but the inclusion of four teams is still far better method than the infamously limited Bowl Championship Series system it replaced in 2014.last_img read more

first_img“Again, iBet Nigeria will help in empowering our youths. We want to engage Nigerian youths as iBet agents such as you have your shops and we give you our materials and people come to you to stake and you make commission.“We are going to have offices in all the states of Nigeria and all the local government areas as well as towns and villages in the country. iBet Nigeria will be everywhere. We are targeting giving employments to at least 5,000 youths in the country,” Elegbeleye explained.Some of the eminent personalities that graced the unveiling ceremony include former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Ekiti State Segun Oni, Hon Samson Osagie, Colonel Tunde Akogun, Hon. Ayo Omidiran,, Hon Mogaji Aliyu, Hon Emeka Worgu, Chief Emmanuel Umana, Commodore D.T Hinga and Fred Otobo.Others include; Director General of the National Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe, Former Super Eagles Coach and iBet Nigeria Ambassador, Samson Siasia, Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila and iBet Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Simon Watson.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Chairman of the newly unveiled sports betting company in Nigeria, iBet Nigeria, Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye, has vowed to use the company to positively change the face of sports development in Nigeria.The former Director General of National Sports Commission (NSC) disclosed this at the unveiling ceremony of the betting company held at the Jabi Lake Boat Club, Abuja on Monday.“What we are trying to do is to start a process where sports betting in Nigeria will be beneficial to sports development in the country.“Already, we are discussing with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on the ways iBet Nigeria can promote our young and talented players from the grassroots level. Not those that were already discovered but the ones yet to hit limelight.“We want to help discover them, polish them and prepare them well to be ready for our U-17 and U-20 national teams.last_img read more