PREMIUMTension rises in West Papua’s Tambrauw after establishment of military HQ

first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Linkedin Residents in Tambrauw, West Papua, have reportedly endured “physical and mental mistreatment” at the hands of the Indonesian Military (TNI) after a new military headquarters was established in the regency.The military personnel are said to have used excessive force to maintain public order in the area. In July, there were at least five incidents of TNI members engaging in conflicts with residents as they got involved in people’s drinking habit and local brawls.Alleged beating of brawlers and drunkardsPapuan human rights lawyer Yohanes Mambrasar said six TNI personnel had physically mistreated four men during a customary meeting involving residents of Kosyefo village in Kwoor district.He said the customary meeting, held in Orwen village in Kwoor on July 28, was aimed at solving a case of adultery that had previously led to a brawl between residents in Kos… Topics : Facebook West-Papua Tambrauw Indonesian-Military TNI violence-in-Papua Kodam-Kasuari Kodim-Tambrauw Koramil-Kwoorlast_img read more

OGUK: Oil & gas firms need to spend £200 billion to extend North Sea life

first_imgOffshore oil and gas exploration and production companies in the UK will need to spend £200bn in existing operations and new opportunities to add a generation of productive life to the UK North Sea basin, Oil & Gas UK said in a report on Wednesday.A North Sea platform / Image source: BPOil & Gas UK’s Business Outlook 2019 finds investors are cautious due to continued uncertainty in commodity markets, with forecasts showing a conservative outlook for prices.Companies are looking to maintain unit operating costs at current levels, with operating expenditure running at around £7-7.5bn through 2019.Against this backdrop, OGUK said, exploration and production companies remain focused on cost whilst striving for further business and operational improvements.“A sustained focus on cost and efficiencies with ongoing uncertainty in commodity markets marks the “new reality” for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector,” the report said.15 wells in 2019While the report finds 62 percent of contractor companies have an improved outlook for 2019, many areas of the supply chain are still experiencing challenges as industry emerges from one of its most difficult downturns, the report finds.According to the report, production on the UK Continental Shelf has increased by 20 percent over the past five years, following 14 years of decline.On the exploration front, OGUK sees the momentum is building around exploration activity, with up to 15 exploration wells expected in 2019, including several potentially high-impact prospects, however, the report has said that the drilling activity remains at record low rate.Despite the low level of activity, up to 485 million boe have been discovered so far from exploration wells drilled in 2018 – a similar total to discovered volumes in Norway but with 20 fewer wells, OGUK said.2019 expected to match 2018 by number of approved projects The largest ten E&P companies accounted for just over half of production in 2018 compared to more than two-thirds in 2008, reflecting an increasingly diverse corporate landscape. Production from the UKCS continues to provide around 60 percent of the UK’s oil and gas demand reducing reliance on importsMore new projects were approved in 2018 than the previous three years combined, unlocking over £3.3 billion of new capital investment and more than 400 million boe of new reserves – a similar number are expected in 2019.“Around £200 billion will need to be spent to add a generation of productive life to the basin, providing significant opportunities for both supply chain and E&P companies”“Around £200 billion will need to be spent to add a generation of productive life to the basin, providing significant opportunities for both supply chain and E&P companies,” OGUK said.OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “Our Business Outlook Report 2019 shows that industry’s approach during the downturn is delivering results. Following 14 years of decline, production has increased by a fifth over the past five years.“Cost improvements are being sustained and there is building momentum around exploration, with more new opportunities being drilled and the largest two conventional discoveries for a decade made in the second half of 2018.“Our report finds an industry that’s getting better at what it does, getting smarter in how it does it and is well positioned to deliver attractive returns on investment within this environment, maintaining our global competitiveness. This is the new reality and we need to embrace it.“However, challenges remain across parts of the supply chain, with revenues and margins still under pressure and cash flow stretched. If capabilities and resources are to stay anchored here in the UK, there must be a competitive proposition for supply chain companies to invest in too.“With focus on adding a generation of productive life to the basin, our report reveals around £200 billion will need to be spent to find, develop and operate the reserves of the future.“In a year in which output from the UK Continental Shelf met around 60 percent of primary UK oil and gas demand, the importance of our hard-fought investment conditions is reinforced – not only for our industry but for the UK economy.“This is a UK industry which is critical for security of energy supply, at the heart of the move to a lower carbon economy, supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and contributes billions to the economy.“With the new reality clear and clarity around the future potential, there is all to play for.”last_img read more

Spain’s virus death toll surpasses China’s

first_imgSpain’s rate ofinfection has increased by a fifth and almost 27,000 people are being treatedin hospital. MADRID –Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed the official figure fromChina, becoming the second highest in the world. Madrid is thecountry’s worst affected region but Catalonia in the northeast has seen a rapidincrease in cases. The number ofdeaths rose by 738 in 24 hours – a daily record – to 3,434, higher than the 683announced in Italy. By comparison,China has officially reported 3,285 deaths, while Italy – the worst affectedcountry – has 6,820.center_img Spain’s DeputyPrime Minister Carmen Calvo has tested positive for the virus, the governmentsays. She was admitted to hospital on Sunday with respiratory symptoms. A doctor checks a woman in Madrid. Spain now has more than 47,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. GETTY IMAGES Members ofParliament (MPs) are to vote on extending the country’s state of emergency foranother two weeks until April 11. Under the rules, people are banned fromleaving home except for buying essential supplies and medicines, or for work. (BBC)last_img read more

Premiership Clubs Boast Record Revenues

first_imgIt paints a picture of “relentless revenue growth” with the record-breaking 2016-19 broadcasting revenue deal, which secured a 50 percent rise to 8.3 billion pounds, further improving finances.Over the three-year broadcasting rights cycle to 2015/16, the report said combined operating profits topped 1.6 billion pounds – more than the total over the previous 16 seasons combined.“The Premier League continues to power ahead of the other four big European leagues, particularly with regard to broadcast revenues, as has been the case for well over a decade now,” the report said.Although wages are soaring, up 12 percent to 2.3 billion pounds as clubs anticipated expected income from the latest lucrative broadcasting deal, the report said there was evidence of a more prudent approach with just 44 percent of revenue increases being spent on wages since 2012/13, compared with 99 percent in the five years before that.While Leicester City won the Premier League despite being ranked 15th by wage costs, and Chelsea finished eight places lower than their ranking, the report said the subsequent 2016/17 season showed a “stronger correlation between wage costs and league position”, with the division’s top six wage spenders in 2015/16 filling the top six wage positions in 2016/17.The report also revealed the price for those chasing a share of Premier League riches, with Championship clubs spending more on wages than revenue for the third time in four seasons.The second-tier clubs recorded a record combined operating loss of 261 million pounds with net debt rising to 1.3 billion pounds as owners continued to gamble on reaching the Premier League.The report’s editor, Dan Jones, predicted Premier League revenues topping 4.5 billion pounds by 2017-18, a confident assessment in contrast with another report published on Monday by financial analysts Vysyble which warned of dangerous levels of over-spending and said clubs were not meeting rising costs of transfers and wages.Clubs are on course to break their transfer spending record this summer. The Sportingintelligence website this week said that Premier League clubs had spent 571 million in transfers since the start of the month, making it the fifth biggest window ever, with 52 days remaining until it ends.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Premier League’s reputation as richest in the world was reinforced by an annual football finance report which showed record revenue of 3.6 billion pounds ($4.63 billion) in 2015/16, a 9 percent jump on the previous season.Across all four divisions, the 92 clubs generated 4.4 billion pounds, another record, with new highs in spending, profits and tax also being recorded by the 26th edition of Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance published wednesday.last_img read more

NBA news: Watch PJ Washington break NBA record by scoring 7 3s

first_img WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets player ratings, result PJ Washington of Charlotte Hornets broke NBA’s record for most three-pointers made by any player during his debut. The rookie tied for the previous record for five-three pointers in the first half itself. He set the record by shooting his sixth three-pointer with just about one minute left for Q3 to end. He finished the match with 9-17 from the field and 7-11 from deep for 27 points. Charlotte Hornets beat Chicago Bulls 126-125 with Washington as their top scorer. Jake Layman (2016 Trail Blazers) and Donyell Marshall (1994 Timberwolves) were the previous record holders. Also read | NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world Devika Pawar 10 months ago NBA: Watch Kyrie Irving speed through Wolves defence 10 months ago NBA: LeBron James is the 8th highest-paid sportsperson in the world FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By First Published: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST Also read | 76ers top Celtics 107-93 in 1st battle of East favorites center_img 10 months ago Dream11 BOS vs PHI: Team news, predictions and other NBA updates Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 13:45 IST NBA News: Watch PJ Washington Break NBA Record By Scoring 7 3s PJ Washington broke the NBA record for most three-pointers scored by a player in their debut match after scoring seven three-point shots. Here are the details. In a post-match interview, Washington said that he was just concentrating on scoring good shots and was not aware of his record till he was told after the game. Last year, Washington was a sophomore and played for the Kentucky Wildcats. He scored more than twenty points in eight out of ten games he played in late January and early February. Washington averaged 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks in his last 18 games. Though Washington suffered from a sprained ankle and missed the first two NCAA Tournament games for Kentucky Bulls, he scored 16 points off the bench during Kentucky’s 62-58 Sweet 16 triumph over Houston. In April, Washington signed with Roc Nation Sports. Also read | Irving scores 50 but misses last shot, Wolves top Nets in OT COMMENT LIVE TV NBA 2019-20: PJ Washington breaks an NBA record Also read | Watch NBA chief Adam Silver present replica ring to a Raptors fan WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Live streaming details and broadcast schedule in Indialast_img read more

Tipp ladies footballers live to fight another day

first_imgPhoto © Ladies Football Facebook Tipp came up against old rivals Wexford in the Divison 3 final of the ladies football league.Shane Roynane’s team were hoping to continue their unbeaten run this season.Wexford took an early lead in that one with two goals early in the first half. However, Tipp rallied the troops and brought it back to a draw at full time.That game is now going to a replay – official details are yet to be announced, but it will be played on either May 13th or 14th.last_img read more

Frimpong arrives in Ghana tonight for Sudan game

first_imgGhana have been given a massive fitness boost as midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has boarded a plane in Amsterdam to arrive in Accra tonight for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.The ex-England youth international’s debut for Ghana on Sunday was in serious doubt after picking up a groin injury late last week.His absence in Fulham’s famous 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane over the weekend cast doubts over availability for the Black Stars.But the midfielder was seen boarding a KLM flight bound for Accra tonight which means Frimpong is arriving in Ghana for the match against the Nile Crocodiles.His arrival in Ghana for the match was also confirmed by his girlfriend Renée Lee Harriott who drove him to the City Airport in London for him the catch the KLM flight to Accra via Amsterdam.She wrote on Twitter: “Morning! 5am en route to the Airport to see my baby off but super excited for him.” Another Ghana fan Danny Boy Lacey: also met Frimpong at the City Airport and tweeted: “Met Frimpong this morning at city airport. Top gent! Where you flying to???”–GHANA.”Frimpong has been named in Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad for the must-win clash against the Desert Hawks at the Baba Yara Stadium on 24 March.His availability is a boost for for Ghana after youngster Christian Atsu was ruled out of the game because of injury.last_img read more

Sumner Sheriff Weekly bookings: June 10- June 17, 2013

first_imgAsbury, Christopher19Wellington, Ks815 N Woodlawn #148 WellingtonWellington PDAgg. Battery, Agg. Assault, Criminal Threat and Disorderly Conduct6/13/13 Scott, Andre32Wichita, KSKansas Star CasinoKRGCManipulating gaming device6/15/13 Dossey, Tiana N45Mulvane, KS416 E. Bridge, Mulvane KSSUSOServing Sentence6/14/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arr Reusch, Wesley Markus20Wellington, Ks1000 W 8th, Wellington KsWellington PDTheft of services6/15/13 Moor, Thomas53Mulvane, KS807 1/2 S College, Mulvane KsMulvane PDDV battery6/11/13 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800 Jones, Carl E.50Wichita, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington KsSUSOProbation Violation6/10/13 Johnson, Jason38Wellington, Ks817 W 8th, Wellington, KsWellington PDDriving while suspended6/10/13 Cady, Shawn31Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/10/13 Baker, Timothy42Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star DriveMulvane PDPossession of Meth, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia6/12/13 Buffington, John K35Homeless200 N C Wellington KsWellington PDObstruction of Legal Process, Sedgwick County Warrant for P.V.6/12/13 Stover, Courtny22Wellington, Ks100 N Washington, Wellington KsWellington PDBattery6/15/13 WEEKLY   BOOKINGS06/10/2013 thru 06/17/2013 Young, Lana L.50Wellington, Ks1000 W. 8th Street, Wellington KsWellington PDD.U.I., T.O.C. and Refusal of B.A.T.6/12/13 Sanders, Jenny29Wellington, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington KsBondsmanFTA6/11/13 Franks, Starkell26Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/11/13center_img Goings, Joseph32Columbus, KS1205 N C Wellington KSSUSOFalse Impersonation, Harass by Telecom device6/12/13 Hill, Kyle21Lake of Ozarks MO500 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOSg County warrant6/12/13 Herl, Shirley34Wellington, Ks2022 E 16th, Wellington KsWellington PDTheft6/14/13 Seaton, Floyd R29Wichita, KSSedgwick CountySedgwick SOFailure to Appear6/13/13 Shockley, Michael J28Wellington, Ks500 N. Washington, Wellington KsSUSOServing Sentence6/13/13 Church, Dale74Wellington, Ks913 E 12thSUSOProbation Violation and Harrassment by Telephone6/10/13 Hollis, Kenneth L50Belle Plaine, KS1625 E 60th Ave, Belle Plaine, KSSUSODV Battery, Criminal Threat6/12/13 Ribordy, McKenzie24Derby, KS433 E Blair Mulvane, KSMulvane PDDUI, no insurance6/14/13 Ryberg, Kathleen18Wellington, Ks1009 Shady Lane Ct, Wellington KsWellington PDDUI, No Insurance, Minor in Possession6/16/13 O’Neal, Brandon L.20Conway Springs Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington KsState Fire MarshallAggravated Arson6/12/13 Beltz, James23Belle Plaine, KS521 W 7th Belle PlaineBPPDCriminal Damage to Property (F), Criminal Damage to Property (M), Criminal Threat (WARRANT ARRESTS)6/10/13 Nance, Benjamin33Derby, KS101 S. Rock Rd., Derby, KSSUSOServing Sentence6/14/13 Daves, William33Wellington, Ks100 N Washington, Wellington KsWellington PDBattery6/15/13 Harlan, Sarah M30Mulvane, KS1520 Rockwood Mulvane, KSMulvane PDFailure to Appear6/13/13 The following are the Sumner County Sheriff jail bookings for June 10 to June 17, 2013:last_img read more

Florida woman accused of cashing over $16,000 worth of stolen checks at local banks

first_imgMASON CITY — A Florida woman is due to make an appearance in a Cerro Gordo County courtroom later this week after being accused of cashing stolen checks. 30-year-old Christina Whitaker of Lantana Florida was accused of going to four different branches of First Citizens Bank in December of last year and cashing eight stolen checks with a total value of $16,300. Authorities say Whitaker used the stolen identity of a bank customer and impersonated the account holder. Whitaker has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, as well as identity theft involving over $10,000, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday. Whitaker was recently arrested in Ohio and was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Thursday, where she continues to be held on a total of $50,000 bond.last_img read more

Winston, Donald, McCarron headline big awards night

first_imgHeisman Trophy finalists Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, Boston College running back Andre Williams, second from left, Auburn running back Tre Mason, center, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, second from right, and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel pose for a photo after the College Football Awards show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston walked away with another major award Thursday night, the latest national prize to put on his mantle.He might want to save a spot for the Heisman Trophy.The Florida State star headlined a big night for the Atlantic Coast Conference, winning the Davey O’Brien Award as the country’s top quarterback at the annual College Football Awards Show at Disney.Winston also won the Walter Camp player of the year award in a separate announcement.The redshirt freshman, who led the top-ranked Seminoles to a 13-0 record and a berth in the BCS national championship game against Auburn next month, said he continues to be humbled by every accolade he’s received in recent weeks.“It feels good. It’s an honor just to be here,” Winston said. “I’m just glad to bring them back to Florida State.”Winston hopes to become the fourth O’Brien Award winner in a row to take home the Heisman in the same year. He would join current NFL quarterbacks Cam Newton (2010) and Robert Griffin III (2011), as well as Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel in 2012.Now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed, Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win college football’s highest honor Saturday night in New York.Several players shared the hardware Thursday, though.Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald poses with the Outland Trophy after winning the honor during the College Football Awards show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald took home two big prizes: the Chuck Bednarik Award for defensive player of the year and the Outland Trophy as most outstanding interior lineman and Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the Maxwell Award for player of the year.The ACC led all conferences with four winners out of the nine awards that were presented — two for Donald, one for Winston, and the Doak Walker Award that went to Andre Williams of Boston College as the nation’s best running back.Williams joins Winston, McCarron and Manziel among the six Heisman finalists.Williams became the first Doak Walker winner from his school and from the ACC. He is also the sixth 2,000-yard rusher to claim the honor.The Eagles’ senior actually missed graduation night Thursday to be at the announcement. When he mentioned that on stage, he received an ovation from the audience.“It’s great. It feels like I was being honored as an athlete and a student at the same time,” he said. “That’s supposed to be the mission, so it felt great.”Donald became the first defensive lineman to win the Bednarik Award since Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh in 2009.“Just to see all that hard work I put into football, it’s paying off today,” Donald said. “It’s exciting to bring it back to the defensive side. But at the same time there’s a lot of talented offensive linemen, so I’m just honored to be able to take a turn.”The two awards capped a big week for Donald, who also took home the Bronko Nagurski award this week as the best defensive player in the country, and the Lombardi Award given annually to the nation’s top college lineman.Though he said this week that he believed he had a season deserving of his Heisman nomination, McCarron, a fifth-year senior with three national championship rings at Alabama, looked visibly taken aback when his name was called for the Maxwell Award.“Super surprised,” McCarron said. “I don’t think I’m the best player out of those other two guys that were mentioned. But I can’t thank them enough. It’s an honor to be here.”McCarron was sometimes overlooked despite leading Alabama to an 11-1 season that left the Crimson Tide just short of a chance to play for its third straight national championship. He threw for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns with five interceptions this season.Now, he prepares to make his first trip to New York for the Heisman ceremony, and McCarron said his game plan is simple.“I’m just going to enjoy the moment and live in the moment,” he said.Other award winners Thursday were Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard (Jim Thorpe Award for top defensive back), Oregon State junior receiver Brandin Cooks (Biletnikoff Award for best wide receiver), and Memphis senior Tom Hornsey (Ray Guy Award for top punter).Winston wasn’t the only Florida State player to be honored. Seminoles freshman Roberto Aguayo won the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s best place kicker.Winston stood and applauded as Aguayo walked up to accept the trophy. Winston said no matter what happens at the Heisman ceremony Saturday, moments like that are what he is savoring most right now.“That’s just how I am. I love my teammates,” Winston said. “And I think they deserve that type of applause because they’ve had an excellent season. And it’s not over yet.”___Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at read more