Only 70 flights of 79,000 prior to pandemic now operating in Indonesia: Sri Mulyani

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has hit Indonesia’s aviation industry hard as domestic and international flight numbers have dropped significantly amid social restrictions and a slump in foreign tourist arrivals.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said only 70 flights are still operating of a total of around 79,000 before the virus outbreak.“All the airlines are currently under immense pressure,” Sri Mulyani told House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing financial affairs in a virtual meeting on Monday. “The airline industry lost income of Rp 207 billion [US$13.65 million] between January and February alone.” She said 240,000 flights were canceled globally between Jan. 23 and Feb. 18, adding that 12,703 domestic and international flights in the country were canceled in the January-February period.The global airline industry is expected to lose up to $314 billion because of the pandemic, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as people choose to stay at home.Read also: Explainer: What’s allowed and what’s not in Indonesia’s ‘mudik’ banStatistics Indonesia (BPS) data showed on Monday that domestic passenger traffic dropped 24 percent in March from the corresponding period last year.This was the fewest foreign tourist arrivals since February 2009 as the coronavirus pandemic led to a slump in travel demand in March.There were 470,900 foreign visitors in March, down 64.11 percent from the same month last year, with tourist numbers from both China and Hong Kong falling more than 96 percent.Foreign arrivals have continued to decline since January, with 1.27 million arrivals in that month, and only 864,000 tourist arrivals in February.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access March 21, 2017 Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched the e-submissions public review tool to make documents submitted electronically by unconventional oil and gas operators more quickly available to the public.“Electronic document submission improves the process for all involved, reducing redundancy and the potential for errors and, importantly, making information about unconventional well sites more quickly available to citizens,” said Governor Wolf.DEP’s Chapter 78A oil and gas regulations, implemented in October 2016, require unconventional operators to file electronically many documents they previously submitted in paper form.“Electronic oil and gas document submission is a critical step in making DEP permitting and monitoring more efficient and transparent,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell.To date, 26 operators have electronically filed almost 900 documents.The e-submissions public review tool enables citizens to search for documents by various parameters, for example, seeing the documents for a specific well site or for all wells run by one operator in a particular county or the state.The following documents are available:Borrow pit registration;Well development impoundment registration;Area of review summary report–specifying results of the operator’s survey of the area for existing wells of any kind;Request for alternate waste management practice;Request for previously approved alternate waste management practice;Due diligence extension request;Well records–including when the operator drilled, the casing materials and hardware used, the depth, and the geologic formations;Well completion report;Underground/partially buried storage tanks registration;Well site restoration period extension request;Postdrilling site restoration report; andPostplugging site restoration report.The oil and gas operator e-submissions public review tool is part of a major campaign to modernize technology at DEP that began in January 2016. Partnering with programs, other state agencies, and the regulated community, the DEP Bureau of Information Technology is developing dozens of new electronic tools—most recently an iPad app for oil and gas site inspections and electronic permit application for coal mining—to increase the department’s efficiency and transparency.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lawson hauls home Sprint series checkers from Shenandoah

first_imgBy Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (May 3) – Long haul trucker Brian Lawson knows about hauling fast freight and showing up on time and Saturday night he showed up at the finish line on time and first in the Vir­ginia Sprint Series feature at Shenandoah Speedway.The third different winner in as many IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car tour events this season, Lawson led the last 10 circuits.Charlie Ware and Chris Ware brought the field to green and Chris Ware led the first lap before Anthony Linkenhoker took over and began making good time. Laps on the pavement clicked off quickly.Tony Harris broke a logjam at the front and got by for the lead. Lawson was right there with them, got around Linkenhoker a couple laps later and was challenging the leader right away.With 10 laps to go, Lawson got around Tony Harris as Jerald Harris, French Grimes and Tom Humphries tried to stay in contention. Lawson stayed in front, Jerald got by to second and Humphries made his move to third with the white flag waving.No one would get by Lawson, however, as he as flashed under the waving checkered flag first. The next race for the series will be Saturday, May 24 back at Shenandoah as the race posted for May 17th at Fort Mountain Raceway in Bassett, Va., has been postponed. Feature results – 1. Brian Lawson; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Tom Humphries; 4. Tony Harris; 5. French Grimes; 6. Anthony Linkenhoker; 7. Chris Ware; 8. Carl Simmons; 9. Ron Moyers; 10. Charlie Ware.last_img read more

Florida man sentenced to 70 years behind bars for raping 1-year-old

first_imgA 31-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 70 years behind bars after authorities say he admitted to repeatedly raping a 1-year-old child and posting the video of the incidents to the web.Prosecutors say James Lockhart was sentenced Thursday after he admitted guilt in March.According to the report investigators found that Lockhart recorded “a sexually violent four-video series” of himself raping a 1-year-old between between March 2016 and February 2018 which he then posted to the dark web.  He then reportedly made other sexually explicit videos with the child and that he had bragged about raping another 1-year-old.In addition to that, investigators reported that they found several devices in Lockharts home that contained 43 videos depicting child pornography and at least 4,000 images of child pornography.Lockhart was sentenced to the statutory maximum penalty for producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography.Read the report here.last_img read more

Northwest Infrared Services in Olympia, Recently Received the Level III Infrared…

first_imgWebsite: www.northwestinfrared.com Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Brent Foster, owner of Northwest Infrared Services in Olympia, recently received the Level III Infrared Thermography Certification, the highest level of certification available.  As one of only a handful of thermographers certified at this level in the State of Washington, Foster is now qualified to train Level I and Level II thermographers, as well as provide advanced consulting for corporations. Foster can be reached at 360-786-6850 or brent@northwestinfrared.com.last_img read more