India’s October LNG imports edge up

first_imgImports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into India rose in October when compared to the corresponding month in 2018. Data from the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) shows that 2.69 billion cubic meters have been imported during the month under review. This is an 8.1 percent increase over the corresponding month the previous year.The cumulative imports for the fiscal year (April-October) so far have reached 19.03 billion cubic meters, 8.4 percent above the volumes imported in the corresponding period last year.The cost of LNG imports was at $10.3 billion for the year so far, with the volumes reaching $28.74 billion cubic meters. This is an increase of 27.1 percent in regards to the earnings and a 4.74 percent increase in terms of volume for the year so far.For the month of October, the cost reached $0.8 billion, a 20 percent drop, compared to October 2018. For the fiscal year, the cost of imports reached $5.5 billion,12.7 percent below the costs reported in the corresponding period last year.Ministry’s data shows that Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal once again operated above full capacity utilization. Namely, the terminal operated at 109.3 percent capacity utilization during the fiscal year so far with the Hazira LNG terminal operating at 99.5 percent capacity utilization.Kochi LNG terminal operated at 14.8 percent capacity while Dabhol and Ennore LNG terminals both operated at 4.8 percent utilization capacity.last_img read more

‘Near-isolation’ – coronavirus throws S. Korea Olympic plans into chaos

first_imgUnless exemptions are granted, the measures make it impossible for South Koreans to take part in international competitions in those countries – costing them ranking points and sometimes putting Olympic qualification in doubt.The national judo team were planning to arrive in Russia next week for the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam from March 13 to 15. But on Wednesday, Moscow announced its two-week quarantine.Most of the remaining judo competitions are in countries that already have entry bans, including Turkey, Mongolia and Qatar.“What’s really hard is that the list is getting longer and the situation is changing nearly every hour,” said an official from the Korea Judo Association, which is trying to secure exemptions from Russian authorities.He still expected the South to compete in most of the 14 weight classes in Tokyo.“But you never know with sports,” he added, “because an underdog could suddenly emerge at the Grand Slam or Grand Prix and one of our athletes could lose their spot by just a point or so.”– ‘Really difficult’ –Archery and taekwondo were South Korea’s most successful disciplines in Rio, with five medals each.South Korean Olympic champion Park In-bee left for the US a week earlier than scheduled amid concerns Washington could impose an entry ban South Korea came eighth in the medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics with 21 medals, nine of them gold Read Also: How the coronavirus has hit global sportThey have already been forced to drop out of the 2020 World Tour Platinum in Doha this week, and while they have secured a spot at the Games, missing international competitions would deprive them of chances to improve their world rankings and Olympic seedings.“We don’t know which country will be next in banning South Korean arrivals so going abroad as soon as possible is the safest bet,” the KTTA official said.KTTA chief Ryu Seung-min was due to meet International Table Tennis Federation officials this week in Singapore – which has imposed an entry ban.“If even this can’t be done, we are in near-isolation,” Ryu wrote on his Facebook page.For the weightlifters, the situation is even more precarious – Olympic spots are allocated at the end of April based on ranking points at six competitions since 2018, and the South Korean team has only taken part in five so far.The sixth was going to be the East Asian Championships in Seoul in February, but the event was postponed over the coronavirus. Next month’s Asian Championships in Uzbekistan are in doubt, on top of which the country has a quarantine requirement.“At this point, no one knows who is going to the Olympics,” a Korea Weightlifting Federation official told AFP.The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee said it had implemented safety measures including banning athletes from leaving the national training camp in Jincheon, which was being disinfected on a daily basis, and was in talks with the International Olympic Committee to try to ensure continued participation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… But the country’s Olympic archery trials were postponed indefinitely this week due to the virus, and once selected the team were to take part in the Archery World Cup in May in Antalya, Turkey – which has an entry ban.Similarly the taekwondo team would normally compete at the Asian Championships in Beirut in May, and officials are seeking an exemption from Lebanon’s entry ban.South Korean boxers taking part in the current Asian Olympic qualifying tournament in Jordan – which has also imposed an entry ban – were only allowed into the country after testing negative for the virus.“It was a really difficult journey,” trainer Lee Sang-wook wrote on his Instagram account.Some stars rushed out of South Korea as the infection numbers climbed, to avoid the risk of restrictions.South Korea dominates women’s golf, with six of the top 13 in the current LPGA rankings. Three of its players including Olympic champion Park In-bee left for the US a week earlier than scheduled amid concerns Washington could impose an entry ban, while world number one Ko Jin-young cancelled a trip home.– Ping pong diplomacy –The table tennis team is considering heading abroad later this month and staying away to escape potential disruptions, an official at the Korea Table Tennis Association said.South Korea’s table tennis team is considering heading abroad later this month and staying away to escape potential disruptionscenter_img But it also has the largest number of reported novel coronavirus cases in the world outside China, with the national total passing 6,000 on Thursday, less than five months before the Tokyo Olympics. Scores of countries and regions have imposed travel restrictions and more than 20 – including Olympic host Japan – have ordered two weeks’ quarantine on arrivals from South Korea. Around 40 others have barred foreigners who have recently been in the country. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces? Travel restrictions around the world on arrivals from virus-hit South Korea are plunging its Olympic preparations into turmoil, with some athletes considering self-imposed exile and some at risk of missing the Games altogether. South Korea has the largest number of reported novel coronavirus cases in the world outside China South Korea is a country that takes the Olympics seriously, coming eighth in the medal table at Rio 2016 with nine golds, and fifth at London 2012 with 13.Advertisementlast_img read more

State Road 1 Trash Cleanup Set For Oct. 11

first_img(Google Maps)ST. LEON, Ind. – Organizers are seeking volunteers for a trash cleanup along State Road 1.The Whitewater River Watershed Project will conduct the roadside trash removal along the road from Interstate 74 to U.S. Highway 52 on Saturday, October 11.Residents interested in volunteering can meet register by calling (812) 926-2406 ext. 107.The cleanup will begin by meeting at the St. Leon Park, 29260 Saint Joe Drive, off of Church Lane in St. Leon at 1 p.m.Trash bags and gloves will be provided and volunteers will receive complimentary gifts for their help.The mission of the Whitewater River Watershed Project is to improve water quality, reduce flooding and improve habitat for plants and animals.last_img read more

Rebels race Saturday at Lincoln County

first_imgThe Rebels opened their 14th consecutive season on April 5 at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., where Jake Martens of Fairview, Okla., picked up the victory. The next night was an event at Dodge City Raceway Park where Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kan., picked up the victory.  Also, the driver who sets fast time during each heat race will receive an extra $50, courtesy of Herbst Towing.  It will be the only appearance of the 2019 season at the speedway and will pay $1,500 to win while just starting the 20-car feature finale pays $200. Tyler Knight is the defending race winner while Darren Berry (2017) and Zach Blurton (2016) have also posted victories atop the Lincoln County Raceway dirt oval during the running of this event.    Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with race action slated for a 7 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults; kids ages 6-12 are $5. All pit passes are $30.  NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – After nearly one month hiatus, the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing gets back into race action this Saturday, May 4 as they head to Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte for the fourth annual IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Ron Williams/Dick Snoose Myers Memorial.  Questions and inquires on this and all URSS events can be answered by calling series president Rick Salem at 785 475-7010.last_img read more

David E. Glenn

first_imgDavid E. Glenn, 82, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday July 26, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born February 2, 1938 in Tell City, IN, son of the late Charles L. Glenn and Mildred (Schauberger) Glenn.He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.David worked as a School Administrator for South Dearborn School Corporation, retiring after over 33 years of service.He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the AuroraAmerican Legion Post 231 .David graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science, a Master’s and EdS in Education. He enjoyed traveling, and had visited all 50 states and over 20 countries.David is survived by his loving spouse of 59 years Jemma Glenn (Hermann), daughters, Debbie (Steve) Huffman of Aurora, IN, Cindy (Mike) Vogt of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Lindsay Huffman, Katelyn Huffman, Sam Vogt, Nick Vogt; brothers, Paul (Ina) Glenn of Georgetown, TX, Craig (Donna) Glenn of Charlotte, NC.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Friday, July 31, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 1:00 pm with Father Ben Syberg officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Eagles Scholarship Fund or St Mary’s Catholic Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Everton boss Martinez wants focus on task at hand

first_img Instead, he is calling for concentration on attempting to build on what they achieved the last time they played at their own ground, when they defeated champions Chelsea 3-1 on September 12. “Obviously, you can look at the stats over the years,” Martinez said. “But I don’t think we should really look into anything further than just (trying to create) a really good home game. “Our last home game was probably one where we set the standards in many aspects – the way we started, the way we performed throughout, the atmosphere, the way the fans created a perfect environment for us to play football. “We haven’t been that successful in the last 17 fixtures in the derby, but I don’t think that is something we are going to take into Sunday’s game. “It is about how good we can be and how much we can create a special atmosphere like we did in the previous home game.” While the visitors, with Steven Gerrard now departed, look set to have no Liverpudlian players on show on Sunday, Everton are likely to have local representation on the field in the in-form Ross Barkley, plus, possibly, defender Tyias Browning. Martinez has no doubt the fixture is extra special for the likes of midfielder Barkley, but has also emphasised it means a lot to all Everton players – and that it is important cool heads are kept within the squad. The Toffees have won only one of their previous 17 Premier League meetings with Liverpool, with that triumph coming in 2010. Martinez has acknowledged the importance of his Everton side getting a win against the Reds at Goodison Park on Sunday, but feels thoughts of the record between the clubs over the past few years should not be weighing on his players’ minds. Asked about the significance of having a local lad in his group, Spaniard Martinez said: “I think it is important to have good players enjoying their moment, and the nationality or where they were born doesn’t matter – it is about how much you love your football club. “But I do think growing up and having that dream of playing in, performing in and scoring in a derby in front of your fans has an extra significance. “Obviously we have our own examples in the dressing room and there is nothing better than achieving a moment in football that has been building in your head since you were a child.” Then asked if he had had to rein in Barkley at all during the build-up, Martinez said: “No – I think the kit men are more the ones you have to keep an eye on because they get really excited, with hundreds of stories to tell you about derby days! “I think the players are very much focused. You have to make sure you keep calm and are ready to help the team.” Everton defenders John Stones (knee) and Seamus Coleman (hamstring) face late fitness tests ahead of Sunday’s game. Midfielder Muhamed Besic (hamstring) is not expected to be available, while winger Kevin Mirallas is still suspended. Roberto Martinez wants Everton to go into Sunday’s Merseyside derby focused on trying to emulate their impressive last home outing rather than thinking about their recent lack of victories over Liverpool. Press Associationlast_img read more

Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan To Be UC Cricket Captains

first_imgNew Delhi: UC Browser, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, is partnering with legendary cricketers Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan for the course of Indian Premier League, starting March 23.UC Browser is third-party mobile browser and a content platform. The two will be cheering and supporting their respective teams on the UC platform. Exclusive cricket-related short videos, GIFs and memes will also be available on UC Browser. Leading smartphone maker OPPO is lending its support to the campaign as a sponsor, according to a statement.UC Browser is also offering cricket fans and users a chance to win a total of Rs 1 crore by participating in an exciting Play &Win Game on the browser.Sehwag and Irfan are challenging UC users to participate in the game and take the Captain versus Users challenge. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

GDF wins Joint Services swimming and road relay competitions

first_imgAS the athletics competition of the Inter-Services Annual Athletics Championships (ISAAC),also called the Joint Services Championships begin today with defending champions,the Guyana Defence Force having a slight lead over the Guyana Police Force (GPF),after copping the swimming and road relay competitions when the event started last Sunday.GDF finished with 197 points to take the swimming win ahead of their archrival, Police,who were the defending champions in the swimming competition.For their efforts,Police ended not too far behind with 184 points. The third place went to the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) which mustered up nine points, and following closely was the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) with seven points.Randolph Doobay, Ashanti Carington and Corenna Valewin were just a few of the swimmers whose performances helped the GDF to a takeover of the swimming competition at the National Aquatic Centre.Doobay took gold in the men’s 50m butterfly with a time of 32.45 seconds, where he touched the wall just before Police’s Deon Primus, who came in second in 34.16.Doobay also picked up bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle, when Primus got the better of him. Doobay’s 27.90 seconds swim was just good enough for third place after Primus clinched the win in 27.03 seconds, while GDF’s Clarvin Baptiste took second (27.34s).Primus also ended with the gold in the men’s 50m breaststroke with a time of 36.68 other wins for GDF:Carrington won in the women’50m freestyle (38.89s), Valewin won in the women’s 200m freestyle (3:27.00s), Quacy Fraser dominated the men’s 50m backstroke (37.94s) and Noel Culpepper ruled in the men’s 400m freestyle (6:03.16s).Earlier in the day, Police again took blows as GDF ran away with the road relay race and the full 10 points.The GDF team comprised Onesto Thomas, Tyshan Bentick, Odwin Tudor, Jamal Evans, and Ashanti Scott. Police ended with 8 points for their second place finish, where the team was made up of Quacy Morian, Jonathan Fergundes, Nathaniel Giddings, Grivon Grant, and Jevina Sampson.last_img read more

Anderson, Root give England a sniff in Adelaide

first_imgBy Nick MulvenneyADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) – England were 178 runs from a stunning comeback victory in the second Ashes Test after James Anderson grabbed five wickets and Joe Root steered the tourists to 176 for four at close of play on an extraordinary fourth day yesterday.Root, who eked out a half-century under the Adelaide Oval lights, will probably need to stay out in the sun for much of the fifth day if he is to lead England to a first Test win in Australia in nearly seven years.Root will resume unbeaten on 67 with Chris Woakes (five not out) keeping his skipper company after Dawid Malan was bowled for 29 by a Pat Cummins snorter shortly before the close.“We’re delighted to be in a position to have any chance of winning the game,” said Anderson, whose 5-43 gave him his first five-wicket haul in Australia.“There’s a huge amount of work to do but we’re in with a chance, which we didn’t think we would be after the first couple of days. It would be huge for us.”Australia skipper Steve Smith will be hoping his bowlers can keep up the pressure on the final day and help him avoid the ignominy of becoming only the second captain to lose a Test after not enforcing the follow-on.“I think we’re still reasonably confident, obviously the last two days haven’t gone to plan but I think we’re still in front of the game,” said Australia bowling coach David Saker.“But it’s getting closer and closer and Joe’s batting has played a large part in that.” Anderson and Woakes (4-36) had fired England’s resurgence when they did the lion’s share of the work of dismissing the Australians for 138 at tea with a brilliant display of seam bowling.GROUND RECORDSet a ground record 354 to level the series after last week’s 10-wicket Brisbane defeat, England made a steady start before losing openers Alastair Cook (16) and Mark Stoneman (36) in the last half-an-hour of the second session.It was to the third session that Australia’s quicks would have been looking to make serious inroads into the England batting. However, when James Vince was quickly caught in the slips off Mitchell Starc for 15, it looked to be going to plan.England had started to enjoy the best of the DRS system, however, with Root first overturning an lbw decision off the bowling of Nathan Lyon and seeing a Smith review fail when the Australian suspected an inside edge.Smith left his team with no referrals for what could be a tense final day a couple of balls later when he pursued an lbw decision against Malan only for the tracking to show the ball would have gone over the wickets.Root, cheered on by the vocal Barmy Army of England fans, made the most of the reprieve and reached his fifty with a lovely back cut for four, one of nine boundaries he peppered throughout his 114-ball knock.Anderson had earlier picked up where he left off in Monday’s night session, dismissing nightwatchman Lyon, a jittery Peter Handscomb and Starc.Woakes chipped in to see off Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh cheaply, making sure the latter was unable to get anywhere near the unbeaten 126 he hit to underpin Australia’s 442 for eight declared in the first innings.England had looked certain to go 2-0 down in the series after the inaugural Ashes day-nighter when they folded for 227 in reply, until Anderson finally found his mojo with the pink kookaburra.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 442 for 8 decl. (S. Marsh 126 n.o., T. Paine 57, U. Khawaja 53) ENGLAND 1st innings 227 (N. Lyon 4-60) AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (o/n 53-4)C. Bancroft c Bairstow b Anderson 4D. Warner c Root b Woakes 14U. Khawaja lbw b Anderson 20S. Smith lbw b Woakes 6P. Handscomb c Malan b Anderson 12N. Lyon c Broad b Anderson 14S. Marsh b Woakes 19T. Paine c C. Overton b Woakes 11M. Starc c Ali b Anderson 20P. Cummins not out 11J. Hazlewood c Malan b C. Overton 3Extras: (lb-2, w-2) 4Total: (all out, 58 overs) 138Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-39, 3-41, 4-505-71, 6-75, 7-90, 8-122, 9-128.Bowling: J. Anderson 22-7-43-5 (w-1), S. Broad 13-6-26-0 (w-1), C. Overton 2-0-11-1, C. Woakes 16-3-36-4, M. Ali 5-0-20-0.ENGLAND 2nd innings (Target: 354 runs)A. Cook lbw b Lyon 16M. Stoneman c Khawaja b Starc 36J. Vince c Handscomb b Starc 15J. Root not out 67D. Malan b Cummins 29C. Woakes not out 5Extras: (b-3, lb-5) 8Total: (for 4 wickets, 62 overs) 176Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-54, 3-91, 4-169.Bowling: M. Starc 14-2-65-2, J. Hazlewood 14-5-37-0, P. Cummins 14-5-29-1, N. Lyon 20-5-37-1.last_img read more

GFF express gratitude to Corporate Guyana

first_imgFRESH off the historic win against Belize, which has seen Guyana advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time ever, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in a release last night expressed gratitude to corporate Guyana for their outpouring of support for the event.The match, which was held at the National Track and Field Centre on Saturday night last, saw Guyana defeating Belize by a 2 – 1 margin to make its debut at the premier event of the Concacaf Region, scheduled for June – July 2019.However, in addition to the just over 4,000 patrons, who supported Guyana’s Senior Men’s National Team, the Golden Jaguars, it was corporate Guyana which contributed significantly to the successful hosting of the event.In an invited comment, GFF President Wayne Forde said he was heartened by the support as it demonstrated corporate Guyana’s commitment to the development of football: “This outpouring of support by our corporate partners to this very significant match demonstrates their understanding of the magnitude of the event and its far-reaching implications on football development in Guyana.This is the first step in a long journey, which began with a dream and that initial dream has finally been realized with this qualification. The journey continues and can only be realized with continued partnerships of this nature to enable the realisation of the team’s successful participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.”Among the partners which supported are: KFC Guyana; Ansa McAl Trading Ltd Guyana, NAMILCO, Giftland Mall, A. Forrester Lumber Yard, 93.1 Real FM, 97.5 MAAD FM, 94.1 BOOM FM, 104.1, Lite FM, National Communications Network (NCN), Power Producers And Distributors Inc., Sureia Manufactures Ltd. through the Aqua Pur Water brand, Industrial Safety Supplies Inc., Secure Innovation and Concepts Inc., Space Gym, Demerara Distillers Ltd, Star Party Rental, St Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ambulance & Medical Team, Pegasus Guyana, Radar Security Service and Supplies, National Milling Company Limited, Devon Construction and Contracting Services, West Indian Sports Complex, The Guinness Bar, The Fashion Box, Digicel Guyana, New GPC Inc., Courtney Benn Contracting Services Ltd., Muneshwers Limited Travel Service, Central Immigration, Passport Office; Guyana Police Force,last_img read more