Two Sumatra regencies report sudden death of pigs

first_imgThe South Nias Agriculture Agency confirmed separately that thousands of pigs in the particular region had died of unknown causes recently. Up to 3,000 pigs died in Susua district alone, and another 670 in Mazo district.”The residents feel troubled by the incident. They think that the pigs have died of hog cholera [or classical swine fever] but that has yet to be proven,” the agency’s head, Norododo Sarumaha, said.At least 42,000 pigs have died of ASF in 18 regions in North Sumatra in the past few months. The regions affected include Deli Serdang, Karo, Medan, North Tapanuli, Samosir and Simalungun.North Sumatra Food Security and Animal Husbandry Agency head Azhar Harahap said previously that the administration had taken steps to prevent any future outbreaks, such as stepping up biosecurity measures by making it mandatory for pig breeders to clean pig enclosures with standardized disinfectants.The first ASF outbreak occurred in China in 2018, he explained. The virus later spread to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Timor Leste. The outbreak in North Sumatra began in October last year, he added. (vny)Topics : The Medan Veterinary Center in North Sumatra has dispatched a team to probe the recent death of hundreds of pigs in the regencies of Nias and South Nias.The office’s head, Agustia, said Tuesday that sudden deaths of the animals had constantly been reported in the past month. “Between 300 and 400 pigs have died in the two regions within the last month. It’s a quite big number,” said Agustia. She said the team had secured blood samples of the dead livestock to be tested at its laboratory, which would require around seven to 14 days. “With that, we can eventually find out whether the death was caused by the African swine fever [ASF] or other factors,” she added.ASF had killed thousands of pigs across North Sumatra between the end of last year and the beginning of this year, but Agustina claimed that Nias Island was relatively safe from the outbreak. No sudden deaths of pigs were reported in the region at that time.Read also: ASF outbreak only hit, killing pigs in North Sumatra: Ministerlast_img read more

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Siblings to sell glitzy three-level penthouse with grand staircase plus black-and-gold bathroom

first_img1/75 Brighton Parade SouthportIT HAS been in one family for almost two decades but now siblings are letting go of a glizty three-level penthouse.The Rivage Royale is fit for a royal, or a Gold Coast elite like brother and sister homeowners Peter Kyriakou and Athena Jordan, who said the property had been in the family for 16 years.The apartment was previously on the market in 2015, when it failed to sell. The apartment has been in one family for 16 years.“After years of holidaying on the Gold Coast, my father purchased this penthouse in 2001,” Mr Kyriakou said.“He was sold on the penthouse’s exclusive rooftop area for entertaining family and friends.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago The Southport apartment has sweeping views.“Set in beautiful gardens, there’s a huge outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a putting green, two tennis courts and a billiard area.“The penthouse also has an exclusive-use 27m marina berth, 24-hour security and maintenance. Everything is on the doorstep.” The four-bedroom, five-bathroom apartment is decked out in glimmering chandeliers, ornate mural ceilings and a breathtaking black and gold bathroom.Glitz and glamour is sprawled across the 825sq m apartment with a showpiece grand staircase. center_img Private rooftop pool.Mrs Jordan said the penthouse has been upgraded in Hamptons and Ralph Lauren interior styles.“The penthouse has an impressive rooftop area with its own private pool and sauna which makes for great entertaining,” Mrs Jordan said. “Guests are always amazed when they see the city from up here.”The apartment at 1/75 Brighton Pde, Southport, is being marketed by Jarrad Ireland and Carol Carter, Sotheby’s International Realty.last_img read more

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Phenix launches impact fund rating service

first_img Dirk MeulemanCarbon offsetting is also a criteria, according to Meuelman: “For instance, we look at how organisations do their carbon offsetting and if they carbon offset, the carbon footprint of the team or of the entire organisation.“If they carbon offset the entire organisation, we would rate them a little bit higher.“If they would also carbon offset the parent of their portfolio companies or make sure that happens, we would actually rate that a little bit higher as well.”So far, funds from 40 managers have been rated.The 2020 Phenix Capital Global Impact Platform Fund Report, published in April, covers €245bn of institutional capital allocated to over 1,300 funds.Phenix Capital’s Global Impact Platform Report highlightsTracks total allocated capital of €245bn to 1,306 institutional impact funds€160bn committed in the last 10 years€110bn currently being raised across 562 fundsDeveloped markets account for 47% of committed capital Meuleman told IPE: “On the reporting side, if you report over your entire portfolio you score a little bit higher than if you only do a part of your portfolio.“If you report with a standardised system across your entire portfolio, then it would score a little bit higher than some of those more anecdotal impact reports.” Netherlands-based Phenix Capital is launching a rating service for impact investment funds, according to its chief executive officer Dirk Meuleman.Funds will be assessed across 33 criteria on a five-point scale. This is supplemented by a more detailed numerical score on a 1-100 basis and a benchmarking report, including recommendations for improvement.Although the ratings assess funds, they will also take into account the parent company and portfolio companies.Assessment criteria include areas such as impact reporting, investment beliefs, responsible exits, management, selection, SDG alignment and reporting. Intentionality is covered, whereby a fund would rate higher if the performance fee is linked to impact goals.last_img read more

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Seismic Apparition elects new commercial director

first_imgSeismic Apparition, a seismic data acquisition, processing, and imaging services company, has named Robin Walker as its new commercial director.Seismic Apparition said last week that Walker has more than 30 years’ experience in the seismic sector, most of it with WesternGeco and its predecessor companies.Most of his time was spent in commercial roles, most recently as a VP of sales and marketing at WesternGeco for five years. He will take on the primary responsibility for formulating and introducing a series of new services and products based on the technologies which Seismic Apparition is developing.The company added that Walker would spend time in Seismic Apparition but would continue to run his own business, No2ndPrize.Johan Robertsson, CEO of Seismic Apparition, said: “We had asked Robin to help us turn our unique technology, for which we have filed several patents, into clear value-added services, as a consultancy project. It became clear that with our continuing R&E focus on developing a future pipeline of new high-value technologies, it would be useful to suggest Robin join the team on a permanent basis.”Walker added: “Once I engaged with Seismic Apparition and understood how fundamental their technology is to the future of improving seismic productivity but without compromising on quality, I was very happy to be asked to contribute a proportion of my time to it long term.“The team is technically extremely strong and the science exemplary, both of which will, in my view, lead to significant market interest as the recent agreement with Magseis indicates.”To remind, Magseis in late May signed an exclusive technology agreement with Seismic Apparition to jointly develop and implement a new technology named Source Isolation which could reduce operational time for ocean bottom seismic (OBS).last_img read more

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OEEC: Turning technology into a service

first_img“Every drilling contractor faces the same problem:  with multiple people working in a small (hazardous) space surrounded by heavy equipment, drilling operations can be tough”, said Lasschuit during the Master Class. They introduced an advanced analytics-driven platform to inform crews about the human activity in specific dynamic red zones: Red Zone Monitoring solution. “With the Red Zone Monitoring platform, we need to also offer the required consultancy and support models to provide the platform as a service.” Lasschuit challenged the young professionals to come up with ideas about what business strategy they should use for this solution. They had to take into account key elements like a pricing model, competition, functionality system and market segments.  The different groups with young professionals present their ideas after 45 minutes of brainstorming. “I really liked your toughs and the ideas you came up with”, he told the group. The industry-wide goal to minimize risk and increase situational awareness of crews challenges system integrators like Rolloos to come up with both technologically and operationally sound solutions that contribute to the safety of the workers on the rig. Joost Lasschuit is Managing Director at Rolloos. Rolloos is a system integrator that provides innovative CCTV and analytics solutions for hazardous environments. Challenging young professionals Just go for itHe ended his Master Class with a message to the young professionals. “I’d like to motivate you to go beyond improving yourself. There are so many possibilities. So if you have a great idea, just go for it. Try to travel to mars!” Minimize risk and increase awareness An offshore drilling rig can be a dangerous place to operate. Heavy equipment is moving around, but people are still required to perform specific jobs in the same area, so-called red zones.Rolloos is introducing a Red Zone Monitoring solution, to inform crews about the human activity in specific dynamic red zones. Joost Lasschuit focused on the business strategy of the Offshore Red Zone Monitoring System with the young professionals during the second Master Class at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 on Wednesday 24 October.last_img read more

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Christchurch residents fed up with sex workers on the streets

first_imgNZ Herald 6 April 2017Family First Comment: You have to feel sorry for the poor families living in this area. And anger towards a flawed law which the politicians refuse to admit needs fixing.Disgruntled Christchurch residents are desperate to have streetside sex workers moved back into the CBD.A Manchester St resident has kept a log of sex workers’ activity outside his home and will present it to the city council on Thursday.Matt Bonis said residents have tried everything to move the workers from the residential end, Bealey Ave towards Purchas St, of the Manchester St to the city end.He said they have worked with city council, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and police.He with other residents, along with solicitor and Labour candidate for Christchurch Central Duncan Webb, will present a slide show to the city council detailing the rubbish, abuse, complaints and threats they have received.Sex workers in the residential end has been a problem since the February 22, 2011 earthquake.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11832954  Prostitutes continue to plague Christchurch residentsStuff co.nz 6 April 2017A Christchurch man has pleaded with the city council to stop prostitutes working in residential areas.For six years, residents living close to the corner of Manchester and Purchas streets in St Albans have been subjected to prostitutes working outside, and sometimes even inside, their front gates.Residents have had to clean up faeces, used condoms, needles and used wet wipes posted in their letterboxes. Their children have been woken up by prostitutes yelling and singing to each other and arguing with clients over prices.Matt Bonis has had enough.“This keeps our kids awake night after night. We used to call the police and they were good, but now they don’t bother sending anybody,” he told the council at its meeting on Thursday.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91264193/Prostitutes-continue-to-plague-Christchurch-residents?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe’s value ‘could drop to €40m

first_img Loading… The French MEP highlighted the example of PSG forward Kylian Mbappe as a prime example of the impending price drop. According to Cohn-Bendit, Real Madrid target Mbappe could now cost around €40M, compared to €180-200M prior to the outbreak.“Tomorrow, Mbappe will cost around €35-40M at most, not €200M, he told an interview with French outlet Ouest-France, reported via the Evening Standard.“Who is going to be able to buy him?“There is going to be new regulations, and this will affect wages and image rights.”Mbappe has been on Real Madrid’s radar for the last 12 months, amid growing reports he wants to leave PSG and play in Spain.Real Madrid will maintain their interest in the World Cup winner, and a reduction in his value, will intensify speculation in the coming weeks.Read Also: Martinez tips Hazard for quick return from injuryZinedine Zidane may sell squad players to fund a move for the 21-year old, with James Rodriguez and Luka Jovic linked with an exit.Gareth Bale has been rumoured to be a potential departure from the Santiago Bernabeu, but the Welshman looks certain to remain in Madrid.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic will cause transfer values to plummet, according to French politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Area Girls Golf Sectional Results

first_imgGirls Golf Sectionals at Greensburg.Columbus North was the team champions with a score of 344.Columbus East was a close 2nd with 346 and Batesville advances on to Regional play placing 3rd with a score of 373.Britney Giltz of Greensburg individually qualifies for The Regionals.Girls Golf Sectionals at Madison.The host Lady Cubs captured the team title with Jennings County and South Dearborn moving on to The Regionals with 2nd and 3rd place finishes.Girls Golf Sectionals at Richmond.Union County captures the Sectional crown while Hagerstown places 2nd and Connersville finishes 3rd to go on to The Regionals.The Regionals will be at The Westwood Golf Course-New Castle for Greensburg and Richmond with The  Smock Golf Course-Indy Roncalli for Madison.Courtesy of The IHSAA.last_img

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Great White Sharks are Florida’s Newest Snow Birds

first_imgThere are at least five great white sharks hanging out off the coast of Florida for the winter like water-logged snow birds.A great white shark, first tagged in Nova Scotia, is now hanging out off the coast of Florida.Unama’ki, a 15-foot female weighing more than 2,000 pounds, pinged off Panama City Beach on Saturday night.Ocearch has been following Unama’ki since 2019 when crews tagged her off Scaterie Island, Nova Scotia. She’s traveled more than 2700 miles since then.Unama’ki is the biggest white shark currently pinging on the shark tracker, Ocearch said.In fact, there are five great white sharks near Key West or west of that area.They include: Nova, male, 11 feet, 6 inches, 1186 lbs. (Last ping: Feb. 4) Brunswick, male, 8 feet, 9 inches, 431 lbs. (Last ping: Jan. 27) Helena, female, 12 feet, 5 inches, 1314 lbs. (Last ping: Feb. 1) Ironbound, male, 21 feet, 4 inches, 994 lbs. (Last ping, Jan. 5)You can track the sharks using the Ocearch Shark Tracker.last_img read more

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Superstars rewards players for outstanding 2016 season

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — It was a night of nostalgia as one of the oldest clubs in Toronto held its presentation, dinner and dance last Saturday night at the East Coasters Restaurant, North York here.Established in the 70s, and still going strong, Superstars Sports Club, the only one which features both men and women in its lineups, rewarded its players and administrators for a satisfying 2016 season in the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA) tournaments.Both the Boys’ Under-17 and Women’s teams finished second in their respective final playoff encounters while the men’s second division side ended a creditable third in Conference B, despite failing to make the playoffs.Lorraine Kenton collects her prize for being the best bowler during the 2016 season.Lorraine Kenton collects her prize for being the best bowler during the 2016 season.Among the outstanding players were Trushil Patel, Jordan Perali and Towfeeq Ahmed who starred in both the second and Under-17 divisions while wicketkeeper and star batter Nicole Samuel and left-arm swing bowler Lorraine Kenton shone on the distaff side.Apart from ensuring that their team reached the Under-17 final, where they suffered a loss to Action Zone, Patel, Perali and Ahmed played major roles in the SCA’s lopsided victory over Ottawa Valley Cricket Council in the final of the Ontario Cricket Association (OCA) Under-19 tournament, played here in August.Patel captured the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award with a brilliant all-round performance, slamming a fine 74 and claiming five for 11 while Ahmed scored 58 and Pirali, the victorious skipper supported with 41.In addition, to being declared the best all-rounder in the Under-17 category, Patel also scored the most runs in the second division with Perali as the runner-up. Ahmed, on the other hand, was adjudged the best Under-17 batsman and he also copped a trophy for scoring a century.In the women’s division, Samuel registered the most runs while Kenton ended with the most wickets. Both players were selected to represent the SCA women’s team against the touring MCC women’s side but the game was unfortunately called off.MVP Trushil Patel receives one of his several awards from female player Megan Yougnauth. MVP Trushil Patel receives one of his several awards from female player Megan Yougnauth.Other women players who were recognised were sisters Mishuneet and Ishuneet Sagoo, Amanjit Virk, Dency Anto, Megan Yougnauth, and Alisha Sarkar (player/scorer).Abigail Rajkumar was singled out for her role as captain, player, manager and coach by Guyanese-born coach Frank Persaud who in turn conferred the Lifetime Achievement award on her, declaring that she has played a pivotal role in the introduction and development of women’s cricket in the club.Several Under-17 players were also given kudos for their improved play during the season while Adam Ramcharran copped a prize as the club ‘overseas player’ for 2015-16.last_img read more

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