Will higher rates hit the office sector?

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The call of the east

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Five COVID-19 suspects still isolated, waiting for conditions to improve: Ministry

first_img“We have to be really careful with these cases. We shouldn’t act rashly and discharge them early because they can create a new sub-cluster if they eventually test positive,” Yurianto said. During an earlier press briefing, Yurianto said the number of individuals with contact with Case 1 suspected of having the coronavirus was four. Later, he mentioned that seven were suspected, two of whom had tested positive while the other five were still under observation.The Health Ministry previously confirmed two new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The two patients, identified only as Case 3 and Case 4, were identified following the ministry’s effort to trace people who had encountered Case 1 and 2.Health officials later found seven people with contact with Case 1. They were taken to Sulianti Saroso Hospital because they showed physical symptoms associated with influenza, such as coughing and mild fever. Of the seven people, two tested positive for COVID-19.The government plans to continue tracing people suspected of having contact with Case 1 or 2 to prevent the emergence new subclusters. (dpk)Topics : Health authorities are still observing five individuals suspected of having been infected by the COVID-19 coronavirus after they had contact with the country’s first two confirmed cases.The five individuals were in close contact with the first two confirmed patients, identified only as Case 1 and Case 2. They had attended the same dance event as Case 1 in mid-February in Jakarta.Case 1 contracted the virus from a Japanese woman who tested positive in Malaysia in late February. The Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention Directorate general secretary Achmad Yurianto said his office was waiting for the patients’ conditions to improve before discharging them from the hospital. The five patients are being treated in isolation at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital in North Jakarta.“We will wait until their physical condition improves, since some of them are still suffering from fever,” said Yurianto, who also serves as the spokesperson for coronavirus management, on Friday.Read also: 70 medical workers having contact with COVID-19 patients in Depok sent home for self-quarantineHe explained patients in other countries, such as Vietnam, had to undergo tests seven times during the observation period. The patients even tested positive for COVID-19 during an eighth test, which was followed by intensive treatment from medical personnel.last_img read more

LA, Long Beach Ports’ Zero Emission Plan to Cost Up to USD 14 Bn

first_imgThe ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have set out aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to cut harmful air pollution from all port-related sources to ultimately achieve zero emissions for trucks and terminal equipment.In a draft document titled 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update the ports revealed detailed steps to be undertaken.“These ports are going where no port has gone before,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.“Based on what we’ve already accomplished to promote healthy, robust trade through our gateway, we’re ready to make history again, looking at a new array of technologies and strategies to further lower port-related emissions in the decades ahead.”According to a preliminary analysis the cost of implementing the 2017 CAAP rages between USD 7 billion and USD 14 billion. Given the magnitude of the investment, the draft plan calls for the ports to intensify their funding advocacy and increase collaboration with their partners to finance the new strategies.The ports claim that the draft 2017 CAAP ushers in a new era of clean air strategies that seek to reduce harmful emissions from port-related sources: ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft.Furthermore, the document is said to be in line with local, regional, state and federal standards and regulations, and anticipates clean air regulations under development by the California Air Resources Board.The 2017 CAAP sets new clean air goals focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The plan carries over previous 2023 targets for cutting other primary pollutants aimed at reducing diesel particulate matter (DPM) 77 percent, sulfur oxides (SOx) 93 percent, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) 59 percent below 2005 levels.The most recent emissions inventories show the ports have surpassed the 2023 DPM and SOx reduction targets and are within striking range of the NOx target. The 2017 CAAP identifies the tougher measures needed to ratchet down harmful emissions to zero or near-zero levels, the statement further adds.The document’s release kicks off a public review and comment period that extends through Sept. 18.The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach handle approximately 40 percent of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports.last_img read more

Top news, November 26 – December 2, 2018

first_imgMarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from November 26 until December 2, 2018.MAKO installs tidal power turbine at Gladstone portAustralian tidal energy company MAKO Tidal Turbines has deployed its tidal turbine for testing at the Port of Gladstone in Australia’s north-east state of Queensland.The six-month trial, conducted in partnership with Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), will be aimed at demonstrating how tidal flows at the port can be harnessed to produce clean electricity.Installed at the Gladstone’s Barney Point Terminal, the MAKO.7 turbine the first one deployed in the world at a working port, according to project developers.Alaskan tribe applies for tidal power licenseThe Igiugig Village Council has submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a final pilot license application for the hydrokinetic project that features ORPC’s RivGen power system.The marine renewable energy project will produce electricity generated from water currents in the Kvichak River for the Village of Igiugig, an unincorporated community with a year-round population of 70.Using RivGen power system, provided by US company Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC), which incorporates in-stream turbines that require no dams or barrages, the project will help reduce reliance on and environmental risks from diesel fuel and stimulate Igiugig’s economy through local employment and the lowering of electrical costs.MAKO agrees long-term tidal demo in SingaporeThe international project partners have reached an agreement for the long-term demonstration of MAKO Tidal Turbines’ clean energy technology in Singapore.The demonstration of MAKO turbines will start in the spring of 2019 at a demonstration site provided by Sentosa Development Corporation, according to project partner NYK.MAKO tidal turbines will be installed under the Sentosa Boardwalk, the bridge between the Singapore mainland and the island of Sentosa, for a two-year period.During the trials, the developers will examine the power generation efficiency, cost of power generation, and storage options, NYK said.Netherlands funds Texel wave energy pilotThe government-backed Wadden Fund has approved the funding for a pilot wave energy project that will see the Slow Mill wave energy device installed off the coast of Texel island in the Netherlands.The 3-year project brings together a consortium of six partners who will carry out the demonstration of the Slow Mill wave energy technology in the Wadden Sea, and feed the power produced to an island grid, according to the developers.During the trial, 100 households are expected to receive green electricity from the Slow Mill machine, while the developers plan to build a larger wave farm along 10% of the Texel’s coast.Denmark allocates €59M for green energy calls in 2019Danish government has set aside €58.5 million (DKK 437 million) to support innovation in green energy sector that will be distributed via two calls for projects over the course of 2019.The projects will be financed through the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), which plans to launch the call for first round of applications on March 1, 2019.According to EUDP, a ‘good project’ for the program highly innovative, run by private companies, and with global outlook and potential to promote Denmark.The specific assessment criteria with more details for the applications will follow in the December 2018, EUDP noted..last_img read more

Austal to Build a New Catamaran for Molslinjen

first_imgAustralian shipbuilding company Austal has received an EUR 83.65 million (USD 92.8 million) contract for the design and construction of a new 115-metre high-speed catamaran for Denmark’s Molslinjen.The new Auto Express 115, which is a follow-up order to the 109-metre high-speed catamaran Express 4 that joined Molslinjen in January 2019, will be the largest ferry ever built by Austal in terms of volume.To feature a new generation of medium speed engines that are LNG compatible, the unit is designed with the potential to upgrade to LNG fuel in the future.Austal said that the construction would start in the third quarter of 2020, while the delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.The catamaran will be designed in Henderson over a 12-month period and then built at Austal’s shipbuilding facility in Balamban in the Philippines. The unit would feature Austal’s signature raked-bow and optimised hull form, and an LNG-capable medium-speed power plant that offers a powerful, economical and environmentally-friendly solution, the shipbuilder noted.With capacity for 1,610 passengers, space for 450 cars over 2 vehicle decks and an operating service speed close to 37 knots, the new ship is expected to serve Molslinjen’s Bornholm route between Ystad and Rønne, starting from early 2022.last_img read more

First black female commander of South African warship

first_imgThis is a story of discipline and determination – to make it to the top.Zimasa Mabela has spent years working her way up the ranks in the country’s navy.Now she’s emerged – as South Africa’s first black female commander of a warship.CCTV’s Travers Andrews caught up her in Cape Town.last_img

Napoli frustrated by Sporting friendly duel cancellation

first_imgNapoli’s pre-season friendly with Sporting CP was cancelled due to three COVID cases in the Portuguese side after they’d already flown to Lisbon. The game was meant to be played on Sunday evening but was scrapped with just hours to spare. According to Tuttosport, the news of the cancellation and the three positive cases within the Sporting squad didn’t reach the Napoli team until they’d already landed at the airport in Lisbon. read also:Koulibaly to remain at Napoli if asking price not met – GattusoAdvertisement Coach Gennaro Gattuso was said to be very irritated at the wasted journey and missing the chance for what would’ve been the biggest pre-season test. The Partenopei have so far faced Castel di Sangro, L’Aquila, Serie C side Teramo and Serie B team Pescara. Napoli’s Serie A season begins against Parma on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years AgoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thiscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Pardew eyes more goals from Bolasie

first_img The DR Congo international beat Black Cats keeper Costel Pantilimon three times inside 11 second-half minutes to add to Glenn Murray’s opener as Palace roared to a 4-1 victory at the Stadium of Light. They were Bolasie’s first goals since September but Pardew is hopeful they will not be his last of the campaign. Press Association He said: “It was a great performance by Crystal Palace today.” But if Palace can start planning for next season, Sunderland remain very firmly entrenched in another fight for top-flight survival, three points clear of the drop zone but just four off the bottom as a result of Leicester’s 3-2 victory at West Brom. Asked if he was shocked by his side’s tame surrender just six days after the derby victory over Newcastle, head coach Dick Advocaat said: “Yes – you can see what can change in six days’ time and the good performance against Newcastle, and today, we were not in the game. “Even in the first half, Crystal Palace were already a little bit the better side with their pace up front. The individual skills of the players there damaged us a little bit, despite the fact that it was still 0-0. “But we gave it away in seven minutes’, three goals, and then the game was (finished).” However Advocaat, who saw Connor Wickham reduce the deficit a minute from time, refused to lay into his players as he attempts to drag them to safety with just six games left to play. He said: “There is no reason to become angry because if I want to become angry, there must be a need behind that. But they tried to do their best. “We have to improve, we have to improve as a team and it doesn’t help if I start shouting at everybody because some players are playing to their limits, that’s about it. “But again, they showed against Newcastle if everybody knows what to do in the game, then you can get some results, and now we have to do that against Stoke City.” Asked if he was surprised the midfielder does not score more often, the 53-year-old said: “A little bit, yes. I think the last goal he scored was against Everton, and I don’t think he’s scored many goals in the Premier League. “Someone has just said to me he’s the first Crystal Palace player to get a Premier League hat-trick, and that is a surprise when you think of Glenn Murray and the strikers we have had, so he has got a nice little tag to his name now. “Now he needs to build on that. Two of those finishes were top-drawer. He was a problem, I thought, in the first half and it was just getting the moment, seizing it. “The second goal was just power and pace and a clever finish. His second goal was a great goal. He was calm and dictated the moment.” Palace won the game in a chaotic 14-minute blitz at the start of the second half as Sunderland imploded in spectacular style. Murray headed them in front from Bolasie’s 48th-minute cross, but it was then that the DR Congo international took over, plundering a quickfire hat-trick as he tormented central defenders Santiago Vergini and John O’Shea. The Eagles have now claimed 25 of the 36 points they have contested since Pardew took the helm and sit in 11th place on 42, having effectively secured their top-flight status for another season. Pardew, of course, suffered defeat by Sunderland in his last four derbies as Newcastle boss, but when asked if the win was all the sweeter as a result, he refused to be drawn. Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew challenged Yannick Bolasie to get himself among the goals more regularly after seeing him score the club’s first ever Premier League hat-trick at Sunderland.last_img read more

Visiting Fellows program adds new mentors

first_imgCalifornia State Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) and former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-Pasadena) were announced as mentors for the Visiting Fellows Program, formerly known as Legislators-in-Residence, by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.Across the aisle · California State Senator Mark Wyland (left) and former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (right) will serve as mentors in the Visiting Fellows Program of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC Dornsife. – Carol Kim | Daily TrojanVisiting Fellows is a program that was created last fall through the Unruh Institute, which strives to aid undergraduate students in the field of politics and public policy with the guidance of local elected officials. From their experience in state politics, Wyland and Portantino will offer students an interactive approach to understanding the rigor of shaping public policy by monitoring various events, such as round table discussions and student forums. As mentors of the program, Wyland and Portantino offer a change in discourse for many students. While working closely with state-elected officials, students are encouraged to envision a life of real-world politics, gaining insight and preparation for the future.“It is very important for us that USC students understand that there is a role for young people in politics and public service,” Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur said. “We want our legislators to give students an understanding of how the political process works, but we also want to make sure that they explain to the students that they don’t have to be 40 or 50 years old to make a difference.”Schnur also said that Wyland and Portantino’s record of bipartisanship will be an asset to the institute.“Not only are Wyland and Portantino very smart and experienced in public service, but they both gained a reputation in the legislature for being able to work across party lines,” he said. “We want USC students to get involved in politics, but we also want them to learn how to work with people with whom they don’t always agree.”Wyland has been in state office since 2000, when he was elected into the California Assembly. In 2006, he was elected senator of the 38th Congressional District, representing San Diego County and parts of Orange County. His passion for K-12 education in California led to his role as vice chair of the Senate Education Committee. Through his role in the Committee, Wyland garners legislative interest to various initiatives in educational reform, such as improvements in charter and public school education. Wyland joins the Visiting Fellows Program with hopes of promoting higher student literacy in public policy and politics.“I think it is important that everyone, certainly students, understand both public policy, politics and forming policy, because it is rarely one or the other,” Wyland said.Portantino, who is also an adjunct professor of political science at USC, returns for his second year as a Visiting Fellows mentor at the Unruh Institute this fall. Portantino is currently teaching a new political science course at Dornsife this fall called “Values Based Political Leadership and Public Policy.”“I want to inspire young people to look at a career in public policy as a place to make a difference — it is an outstanding career path to work on,” Portantino said. “Whether the topic is science, business or the environment, public policy is a place to make a difference and I hope to inspire people to make it their career.”last_img read more