PREMIUMSmelters buying nickel ore below floor price will get sanction: ESDM Ministry

first_imgTopics : Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry Indonesia mining-companies ore-export-ban floor-prices nickel-ores nickel-processing HIPMI Google Log in with your social account Facebook Forgot Password ? The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry will issue a new regulation later in March to set up a floor price for nickel ore to ensure fair business practices in the domestic nickel market following the introduction of the nickel ore export ban in January of this year.The ministry’s mineral business development director Yunus Saefulhak said that all smelting companies should adhere to the floor price, which is to be set and regularly adjusted by the government based on prices on the international market and the operating costs of local miners.He said the floor price would be monitored closely and smelting companies that did not obey it would receive a sanction from the ministry.The government, through Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation No. 11/2019, pushed the nickel ore export ban forward to January 2020, two years earlier than the date set by Min… Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Coronavirus outbreak may end in June with ‘mudik’ ban: IDI

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Tuesday a nationwide ban on this year’s mudik. Previously, his administration had only advised the public to avoid the tradition this year, stopping short of an outright ban.He announced the ban after reading a Transportation Ministry survey that found that 24 percent of the country’s 270 million people still planned to leave for their hometowns and that 7 percent had already left.Read also: MUI: ‘Mudik’ from virus-affected areas ‘haram’About 20 million people from Greater Jakarta return to their hometowns annually to celebrate Idul Fitri in the tradition of mudik. The expected volume of travelers had previously raised concerns of wider contagion. Public health experts said it could cause the coronavirus to spread on a massive scale across Java. Jakarta and its satellite cities are among the hardest-hit areas in Indonesia. The capital itself is the national epicenter of the virus.Without the mudik ban, a number of people would have unknowingly carried the virus to their hometowns, Slamet said, which could have created a second wave of the disease.“Jakarta might have eventually flattened the curve, but [if mudik were not banned] the outbreak epicenters would have shifted to villages,” he said.As of Wednesday, Indonesia had confirmed 7,418 cases of COVID-19 with 635 deaths. Of those, Jakarta had reported 3,383 cases and 301 deaths, nearly half the country’s cases.Critics, however, have said that Jokowi’s mudik ban came too late as thousands of people had been returning to their hometowns since late last month. (aly) Topics :center_img The central government’s ban on the Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus) is likely to help break the chain of COVID-19 contagion in the country and may cause the nation’s outbreak to end in June, according to the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI).IDI deputy chairman Slamet Budiarto said the mudik (exodus) ban, coupled with the extension of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) currently in place in virus-plagued areas, would help clamp down on COVID-19 transmission.”With the mudik ban and extended PSBB, I predict the [nation’s outbreak] may end in June,” Slamet said as quoted by on Tuesday.last_img read more

Students react to new safety plan

first_imgSeveral students said they believe new safety measures announced Tuesday by USC President C. L. Max Nikias are improvements to on-campus safety.The new policies come after four victims sustained gunshot wounds on Oct. 31 in an on-campus shooting. The incident occurred after a suspect, not affiliated with the university, got in an argument with Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High football star, at a Halloween party promoted by LA Hype in association with the Black Student Assembly.The new security policies include banning outside event promoters and requiring university identification to enter campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The university also plans to increase surveillance and the number of security guards on the perimeter of campus.Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Jackson said student groups were consulted and briefed before the changes were announced.Several student leaders said the new changes are likely to enhance on-campus security. Mikey Geragos, Undergraduate Student Government President, said banning promoters should give student groups more oversight of their events.“I think we are all in agreement of having party promoters on campus was probably not a good idea,” Geragos said. “When you get party promoters involved … there is always the risk they could advertise to people who they shouldn’t advertise to and you don’t have control of what’s being put out there.”Molly Russell, a senior majoring in public relations, said she supports the policy for checking IDs to enter campus at night, but is not convinced that banning promoters will solve any safety issues on campus.“The ID thing is huge. I think it’s a logical step that should have been taken years ago. This area is not very safe, and that’s always going to be a challenge,” Russell said. “But I don’t think the promoter thing will really help. USC is supposed to be integrated with the community, so I think it’s weird to go back on that by not allowing them to hold events.”According to Geragos, events will still be open to individuals in the community, but USC will be checking IDs at the door.“We wanted to make sure there was a good way to monitor [events] without excluding those guests,” Geragos said.The university expects all new policies to be fully implemented by Jan. 14, 2013 — the first day of the spring semester.Arya Roshanian, a sophomore majoring in vocal arts, doubts that the Dept. of Public Safety will be able to enforce the new safety measures during times when there is a high volume of students on campus.“I’m not sure how it’s going to work with crowds,” Roshanian said. “During finals week, so many people go to campus at night to study and everything. How will they handle it when a big hoard of people is trying to get on campus?”Nikias also said that the university will increase the amount of DPS officers stationed on campus and at campus and residence hall entrances. The banning of outside event promoters will extend to the Row.Student Affairs consulted the Inter-Fraternity Council before announcing the changes. IFC President Michael Madden noted that the ban on promoters does not apply to party planners.Madden said some fraternities have already started checking student IDs at the door -— a policy IFC hopes to make mandatory for all fraternities.“That’s an idea that has been discussed and will probably be implemented next spring,” Madden said. “We are still in the process of working out the logistics of it.”Some students, such as Sheun Alli, a junior majoring in business administration, said that staying safe is mainly up to the individual.“People just need to be careful,” Sheun said. “The school can do whatever they want, but we’re still in South Central.”last_img read more

Pixar animator discusses his work on upcoming film

first_imgJurassic film · Matt Nolte, character art director for The Good Dinosaur, speaks at the School of Cinematic Arts Thursday evening. – Dina Colunga | Daily TrojanAn animation team from Disney Pixar was on campus Thursday night to show an exclusive behind-the-scenes screening of their upcoming adventure animation film The Good Dinosaur. To promote the film’s upcoming release, Pixar invited the USC community to the screening to learn about the character animations in the film.Character Art Director Matt Nolte presented the film and several of his animations at the event and answered questions from the audience after the screening.Several students and School of Cinematic Arts staff and faculty attended the event held in the SCI building. The attendees were treated to short clips, sequences and concept art created by Nolte and his animation team.The protagonist of the film is a young dinosaur, Arlo, who is accidentally separated from his family and home. Journeying to find his way back home, Arlo befriends a human cave-boy that he names Spot.Nolte said that a lot of the great ideas for the drawing and animation of his characters came from Peter Sohn, the director of the film.Jurassic film · Matt Nolte, character art director for The Good Dinosaur, speaks at the School of Cinematic Arts Thursday evening. – Dina Colunga | Daily Trojan“He is an amazing craftsman and writer. He allows us to help him and I think that is pretty cool,” Nolte said.Nolte pointed out the primary drawings and sketches that were used in developing the characters. He also mentioned the difficulties in the process of making the characters come to life.Nolte debated with his animation team over how to design the jaw structure of the dinosaurs in the film. He had to deviate from scientific accuracy in order to create a suitable character for the film.“We had fun working [to] create these dinosaurs. I grew up a dinosaur fan … I was a T-Rex fan, so I was very stoked to work with these characters,” Nolte said about his enthusiasm for creating the characters of Arlo and his dinosaur family members.Jurassic film · Matt Nolte, character art director for The Good Dinosaur, speaks at the School of Cinematic Arts Thursday evening. – Dina Colunga | Daily TrojanWhen showing clips from the film, Nolte highlighted scenes of nature depicted in the movie. Nolte said that he is satisfied with the movie’s depictions of the environment as the director wanted to make the world in the film feel natural and real, a world before human civilization.“A lot of Pixar films talk a lot. I think it is really cool that this one doesn’t during the first few moments” Nolte said.Nolte explained that this would allow the audience to appreciate the vivid and realistic depiction of natural scenery in the movie.This screening at USC is part of a promotional tour for the film that Walt Disney Studios and Pixar is sponsoring at several college campuses.Nolte told the USC audience that he enjoyed being on tour showing his animations to different audiences.“It’s been really fun to see the responses … it’s fun for me to see,” he said.The Good Dinosaur is scheduled for release on Nov. 25.Jurassic film · Matt Nolte, character art director for The Good Dinosaur, speaks at the School of Cinematic Arts Thursday evening. – Dina Colunga | Daily Trojanlast_img read more

Porting Apps to Amazon Web Services

first_imgRelated Posts alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting BitNami Cloud Hosting is a service that provides the capability to port apps to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. That’s a good business to be in these days, especially in a world where the market is trying to figure out how to become more cloud-centric.BitNami, a service of BitRock, is also a good example of how business apps can be moved off-premise with some relative ease.The service allows customers to deploy and manage open-source apps on AWS. It’s a good study to show how apps can be ported to a cloud environment and in the process move the burden off on-premise management to a virtual environment.SugarCRM is the latest app that can be ported to AWS EC2 with BitNami.Other apps that can be ported include Joomla, Drupal, Alfresco Software and WordPress. Tags:#cloud#news A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The process is relatively straight forward. You sign in to access the BitNami platform. Once signed in you access the dashboard to see what servers are running, the latest backups and the cost per hour and month for running the servers. The first thing you do is add a server. You can run applications with different runtime applications such as a Ruby app and Drupal.You can add the server simply with one click or you may configure to your own specifications. You have options to use a dynamic or static IP address. There are 32 and 64-bit versions in Ubuntu. Other Linux distributions and Windows will be available soon.Different machine sizes are available in 64-bit. A slide rule allows you to change the size of the server. Pricing is based upon the size of the server.With the server set up, you can access the applications that have been set up on the server.Managing the server can be done by using the slider to adjust the server locations.You can create daily backups for the whole server and not just the database. Servers can be scheduled, too. For instance, an internal business app can be scheduled to only be running during business hours.BitNami is a service that gives a degree of flexibility. It has some competition including companies such as Jumpbox. There are other companies out there that have similar services but the capabilities to deploy servers and be flexible in the configurations is a service that is hard to beat.last_img read more

Luxury car catches fire in Sirsa, triggers panic

first_imgA luxury car caught fire on Monday in Phulkan village which claimed to have witnessed zero violence through the day before and after the quantum of sentence for Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was pronounced in Rohtak. The incident triggered panic among locals. Around 2.45 p.m., a passer-by alerted the Ding police who reached the spot and doused the fire. “We have taken samples for forensic tests. It doesn’t seem connected to any activities of violence,” said Inspector-General Amitabh Dhillon. An eyewitness, Manjeet Singh, told The Hindu that he saw two cars passing by. “We don’t know what happened but suddenly the car was up in flames. It seems the man driving the car sat in the other car and fled,” he said.last_img

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs for French top league club Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgFrench top league club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reportedly signed Italy-based striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the second main face recruited after the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva.Citing Leonardo, the PSG football director, the daily Le Parisien said the club reached an accord with the 30-year-old striker to join Paris soccer team for three seasons, reports Xinhua.”I think it will be a great year for PSG… This player will change everything,” the daily quoted Leonardo as saying.Ibrahimovic would enjoy an annual net payment of 12.5 million euros ($15.33 million), the report added.Three days ago, the club that was heavily investing in recruiting the best performing international players, signed Thiago Silva – considered one of the world’s best central defenders.last_img read more

Air Force Now Estimates Offutt Repair Costs at 420 Million

first_imgThe Air Force has raised the cost estimate to repair and rebuild Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., from severe Missouri River flooding damage in March to $420 million, Air Force Times reported Thursday.The flooding damaged more than 130 base buildings, including nearly 60 damaged beyond repair, according to John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, energy and environment.“It wasn’t just the water, it was what was in the water,” he told the Omaha World-Herald.The flooding ran up to 9 feet deep in some places, leaving behind a toxic sludge.The new cost estimate is $70 million higher than the first estimate the Air Force presented last month in a $4.9 billion request for federal disaster relief. Last month’s request also included funding for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., which was severely damaged last year by Hurricane Michael.Offutt and Tyndall face installation repair stoppages due to lack of disaster recovery funding, as ADC has reported.Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Rachelle Blake ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Nicole Romano Named To Presidents List At Siena College

first_imgLOUDONVILLE, NY — Nicole Romanzo, of Wilmington, has been named to the Siena College President’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.The President’s List requires a 3.9 grade point average or higher.About Siena CollegeFounded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 3,000. Siena College offers 31 degree programs, 80+ minors and certificate programs, and professional curricula in teacher preparation/education, pre-medical, pre-law and social work. A student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, average class size of 21, rigorous academics, Division I athletics, intramural sports and widespread service and advocacy experiences nurture each student’s personal growth while providing the education of a lifetime.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Siena College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bridget Cadogan Named To Dean’s List At Siena CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bridget Cadogan & Nicole Romanzo Named To Dean’s List At Siena CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Cadogan & Romanzo Named To Dean’s List At Siena CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Koenigsegg Jesko is a 1600hp behemoth with a light speed transmission

first_img • Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Share your voice Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: Geneva Motor Show 2019 More From Roadshow Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s 3:31 See All Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Tags Exotic Cars Performance Cars 59 Photos At the heart of the Jesko is a 5.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, revised after its time in the Agera RS. It sports a flat-plane crank, the same type of crankshaft that creates the unique sound profile of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the Ferrari 488 GTB. Thanks to some new turbochargers and other bits, output is a meaty 1,280 horsepower — on regular gas. Throw some ethanol-heavy E85 into the mix, and that number rises to 1,600 horsepower. Torque is a proper 1,100 pound-feet.Sending all that power to the rear wheels — yes, just the rear wheels — is perhaps the most clever nine-speed transmission on the planet. Koenigsegg’s Light Speed Transmission has nine forward gears and seven clutches, yet the whole package weighs less than your average dual-clutch gearbox at about 198 pounds. All that trickery allows the transmission to jump from one gear to another (for example, from third gear to seventh) without moving through the gears between. Enlarge ImageThat wing is a monster. Koenigsegg Equally wild is the two-stage shifter. A light pull of the paddles or shift lever moves up and down the gears like usual, but if you pull a little harder, it engages what Koenigsegg calls Ultimate Power on Demand. The system will determine the proper gear for maximum acceleration and immediately shift to it.Speaking of speed, the automaker says that simulations have seen the car eclipse the 300-mph mark. Of course, bringing those results to the real world introduce a whole host of complications, from tire compounds to location. Still, this could be the first car to hit that ridiculous speed.All that speed means the car really needs to stick to the ground. Its aerodynamics combine to produce 2,200 pounds of downforce. Its damper system is engineered to prevent the car from being squished into a physics pancake. It also has rear-wheel steering and a set of optional carbon fiber wheels. We haven’t even touched on the creature comforts yet. Despite all that attention being paid to making the car perform well, it’s very well appointed, sporting multiple touchscreens, a gauge cluster display, USB ports and a wireless phone charger. All the doors, hoods and whathaveyou can be opened remotely from the key fob. Ridiculous? Absolutely. Rare? Oh yeah. Only 125 will be built, and each will cost a hair under $3 million. Better start savin’. Koenigsegg is known for building small-volume cars that are, simply put, jaw-dropping displays of engineering prowess. Its latest, the Jesko, is no different.Koenigsegg this week unveiled the Jesko at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Just as founder Christian von Koenigsegg lent his last name to the company, this new car’s badge has a special meaning — it’s the name of Christian’s father. The car replaces the Agera RS as the most bonkers thing the automaker builds, but to be honest, everything this company makes is bonkers. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value reading • Koenigsegg Jesko is a 1,600-hp behemoth with a ‘light speed’ transmission Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The Koenigsegg Jesko is a hyper hypercar The Koenigsegg Jesko might hit 300mph 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything betterlast_img read more