Cap & Reg gets in line for Miller’s £75m Swansea Morfa project

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Clarks ties up shoe distribution warehouse

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Indonesia to have enough PPE as manufacturers agree to produce 17 million units: Govt

first_img“Based on the number, we are confident that the PPE supply will suffice, especially medical gowns, so we don’t have to depend on imported equipment anymore,” Wiku said at a press conference on Friday.He went on to say that the manufacturers would use two main materials, polyester and polyurethane, to produce the equipment, adding that those substances complied with World Health Organization (WHO) standards on protective equipment.Read also: COVID-19: Textile factories face hurdles as they switch to producing medical gearBoth materials would allow for the equipment to be washed numerous times and be worn by medical workers repeatedly. “Thus, the equipment could replace disposable medical gowns which have always been used by medical workers. And we have an abundant supply of both materials, too, so I think we don’t have to worry about the equipment production stopping due to a lack of raw materials,” Wiku added.Muhammad Khayam, the Industry Ministry’s chemical, pharmacy and textile director general, estimated that Indonesia’s PPE production per month would exceed demand, saying the country would only need 3 to 5 million pieces of the gear until May.“And we hope those manufacturers will distribute 5 to 10 million pieces of protective equipment at the end of April,” Khayam said in a statement. “We have also asked manufacturers to expedite their production as the spread of COVID-19 is [accelerating] in Indonesia,” he added.Since mid-February, Indonesia’s health workers, doctors and nurses have been working overtime to treat COVID-19 cases, despite many of them having inadequate personal protection. Many of the medical workers were found to have worn makeshift personal protection gear, including raincoats, in lieu of hazmat suits.Due to the woeful condition, medical workers have threatened not to treat COVID-19 patients unless the supply of protective equipment is sufficient, especially after several health workers contracted the disease – and some have died – after treating patients with the disease.Read also: Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus playbook explainedTo address the issue, the Indonesian Military (TNI) has been distributing protective equipment from the national warehouse at Halim Perdana Kusuma Air Base in East Jakarta since March 23. As of Thursday, as many as 300,000 pieces of equipment have been delivered to all provinces of Indonesia.Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said that most of the equipment, as many as 85,000 items, had been distributed to Jakarta, given that the capital was the epicenter of the disease with 971 confirmed COVID-19 cases, or 48.8 percent of the total 1,986 national cases as of Thursday.“We acknowledge that the distributed equipment is not sufficient for medical workers, and therefore we are going to purchase and distribute [more items],” Achmad said.Topics : The government is confident about the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers in Indonesia, given that the domestic textile and garment industry has the capacity to produce 17 million pieces per month.Wiku Adisasmito, an expert at Indonesia’s COVID-19 rapid response task force, said that number was based on the combined production capacity of 31 textile manufacturers and 2,900 garment production facilities across the country.Those manufacturers, he added, had committed to providing the gear after the Indonesian Textile Association (API) and the Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn Producers Association (Apsify) agreed to help the government meet domestic demand.last_img read more

What Aussies want most at home

first_imgParents Heather and Benjamin Child with kids Archer 3 and Alfred 8 months old. (Picture: AAP image/John Gass)DESPITE the surge in apartment living, new research has uncovered a surprising old school streak in what Aussies love most in a home.When it comes to what they value highest, Aussies still hold dear what their grandparents did — being outdoors, albeit with a 21st century twist.Even with shrinking land sizes and the growing popularity of units, a balcony, deck or courtyard was the top priority for four out of 10 homebuyers.The future of new build subdivisions, established houses and townhouses seems secure with 14 per cent of Queenslanders naming a backyard as their top priority, trumping even how a home looks from the street.Just 9 per cent of Queenslanders were concerned about street appeal, compared to 15 per cent of Victorians and even fewer South Australians (3 per cent).Indoors, Aussies still looked to the kitchen first (12 per cent nationally, 11 per cent Queensland) and despite the growth in renovation and fixer-upper television shows, just 3 per cent focused on a deluxe bathroom.Yates marketing director Paddy Bryans said there was a role for outdoor and green spaces for home buyers and sellers.“With the real estate bubble bursting across most capital cities, homeowners can no longer be complacent about selling their homes,” he said.Older buyers (aged 65 plus) especially were keen on outdoor living spaces such as balconies, decks and courtyards while younger buyers (aged 18-34 years) wanted “an awesome outdoor space to entertain”.Househunters and parents of two Heather and Ben Child won’t commit to a property unless it has a strong outdoor element.With an active three-year-old toddler and an eight-month-old, having safe space to play outdoors was important.“It’s important for us that our kids have a backyard to run around in, get muddy, climb trees, have water play. They’re all great for their development and keeps them quiet,” Mrs Child said.“My husband and I both have nostalgic memories of being outdoor kids. From water fights to backyard cricket, there’s so much joy to have in the garden.“We’re keen that our kids return to some simple pleasures to balance out all of the screen time.”Horticulture consultant Angie Thomas said homeowners looking to spruce up their homes for sale now or in the future needed to keep four key things in mind: Prune and trim; mulch; add a pop of colour, and plant a kitchen garden.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“It’s amazing what a good trimming will do. Pruning wayward plants and giving hedges a neat trim will help make the garden more tidy and presentable.”She said mulch was “magic stuff” for gardens. “Applying a layer of mulch, such as eucalyptus mulch, around garden beds not only helps to reduce moisture loss from the soil, it also acts as a final unifying touch and brings the look of the garden together.”Adding colour could be as simple as placing pots of colourful flowers on the front veranda or outdoor seating space.WHAT QUEENSLANDERS WANT:41 per cent: Outdoor living spaces such as balconies, decks and courtyards18 per cent: An outdoor space to entertain14 per cent: A backyard11 per cent: Kitchen the number one priority9 per cent: Street appeal3 per cent: Bathrooms(Source: Yates)last_img read more

Gjoa remains shut as Engie reveals cause of gas leak

first_imgFollowing a gas leak on the Engie E&P-operated Gjøa platform in the North Sea, the operator has now identified a cause but is keeping the production shut. Engie has 30% interest in the field and its partners are Shell with 12%, Dea Norge with 8%, Petoro with 30% and Wintershall Norge with the remaining 20% interest.A condensate leak occurred at 20:01 Wednesday at the Gjøa platform, prompting the company to shut down the production. The situation quickly came under control, and no injuries occurred.Engie said on Thursday that the direct cause of the leak is now identified to be a fracture in a weld on a 3/4″ pipe associated with a condensate pump.According to the company, the leakage generated gas detection with following shutdown, depressurization of the facility and release of deluge. The condensate leak was stopped and the situation on board the Gjøa platform is under normalization. No leakages to sea took place and production remains shut down.Gjøa had 49 people on board when the incident occurred and 19 people were demobilized by helicopter and brought to a support center in Florø. Some of these employees are now returning to Gjøa to take part in the normalization process.Engie’s emergency response organisation was mobilized to coordinate all support required and the company is now in dialogue with the relevant authorities. Also, an internal investigation group is now being established.The Gjøa gas field is situated 60 kilometers west of Florø, on the west coast of Norway.last_img read more

ABS Introduces Advisory for Subsea Processing Systems

first_imgABS has issued the ‘ABS Subsea Processing System Advisory’ to help industry evaluate subsea processing systems, providing an overview of the available technologies, maturity levels, challenges and future trends.“Subsea processing systems are increasingly considered as a cost-effective solution for both brownfield and greenfield developments. As the industry adopts subsea boosting and other enabling subsea processing technologies, it is important to review and understand where we are with respect to these technologies,” said ABS executive vice president, Ken Richardson.“The advisory helps review the key aspects and outlines the steps involved in developing a subsea processing system for a project. While subsea processing systems are expected to deliver high levels of operational reliability, leveraging established classification organizations’ verification and validation processes will play a critical role in providing confidence in these technologies and their integration with the overall subsea production system.”The benefits of a subsea processing system include the potential for reducing CAPEX and OPEX associated with topside facilities, increased design flexibility, improved recovery and production rates, extended field life, reduction of flow assurance problems, debottlenecking of topside water treatment constraints and reduction of energy consumption for produced water.last_img read more

Indiana’s Best

first_imgHow would you like to coach a team made up of these 5 players?  Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor High School), Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh (Greensburg High School), Indiana’s James Blackmon (Marion), Ohio State’s LaQuan Lyle (Evansville Bosse), and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan (Homestead).  As you can see, all 5 of these played their high school ball in Indiana.Two of these players were in Batesville’s regional lineup.  They were Bryant McIntosh and LaQuan Lyle.  Another interesting fact is that most of these still have more than one year of eligibility left.I found a lot of this information from an Indianapolis Star article. It makes it a lot more interesting watching college games when you easily recognize some of the players involved because they played their high school ball in schools near you.  It will be fun watching these athletes play this year, because they all play in our area.last_img read more

Yogi Farrell

first_imgEverybody is talking about IU graduate Yogi Farrell.  For the start of this year’s NBA season he was playing in the NBA Developmental League.  Farrell was drafted by the New York Knicks but was recently traded to the Dallas Mavericks.  Due to injuries on the Maverick roster, Yogi was called up with a 10-day mini-contract.This mini-contract was suddenly changed to a 2-year deal after Farrell poured in 33 points in one of his early games.  The diminitive Farrell was believed to be too small to play in the NBA, but when you are quick and can shoot you can play basketball no matter what the league is.  It is hard for a Purdue graduate to talk positively about IU athletes, but Yogi Farrell is definitely the real thing!last_img read more

Ndidi, Iheanacho boost Leicester City

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Underdogs tackle Leicester City Leicester City have been handed a boost for next season after the Africa Cup of Nations was delayed by a year.As with the European Championships, which have been pushed back from this summer to next, the 2021 AFCON has been postponed until January and February 2022, the Confederation of African Football decided in a meeting on Tuesday. That will be welcome news for City, who were set to lose key duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho for a month next term, with the pair likely to be included in Nigeria’s squad for the tournament.Although Ndidi and Iheanacho will be absent for a chunk of games in the 2021-22 campaign, City will be grateful to have them next season when the schedule is set to be cramped amid the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and with the club hopefully back in Europe.Keeping Ndidi for the whole season is of particular importance to City, given their record when he is absent.This term, City have won just one of the seven matches against top-flight opponents when the defensive midfielder has been unavailable.Iheanacho, too, has turned his form around to become a key member of Brendan Rodgers’ squad, the 23-year-old striker scoring eight goals and providing four assists this season, averaging a goal involvement every 84 minutes. —Tags: AFCONcafEuropean ChampionshipsKelechi IheanachoLeicester CityWilfred Ndidilast_img read more