Jet fuel consumption in Indonesia has slumped as a result of nosediving air travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Data from state-owned oil company Pertamina show that the average daily consumption of aviation fuel during the period of March 1 to April 14 was down 45 percent from the January-February period. In March alone, daily average consumption of aviation fuel plunged 60 percent compared to the previous month.“This is staggering. A 60 percent decline in avtur consumption was caused by suspensions in most domestic and international flights,” said Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati on Wednesday. With the sharp drop in sales, Pertamina’s stock of jet fuel would be enough for the next 119 days, said Nicke, prompting the company to consider exporting avtur.The Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) previously reported that national airlines had slashed flights, frequency by 50 percent or more, as airlines continued to see steep drops in passenger numbers due to the pandemic, which has forced several countries to impose travel bans. Low-cost carrier AirAsia Indonesia has temporarily halted all of its flight services since April 1.The number of air passengers has declined accordingly. There were only 5.79 million domestic passengers in February, down by 8.08 percent from January, Statistics Indonesia data show.The number of international flight passengers, meanwhile, plummeted to 1.1 million people in February, which is down more than 33 percent from January.Topics :
Nineteen-year-old Warren Tanoesoedibjo, son of business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, was named the winner of an electric motorcycle owned and signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo after he agreed to match the winning bid of Rp 2.55 billion (US$178,037).Warren had been the second-highest bidder in the auction, which was held during a virtual charity concert on May 17.The initial winner, a Jambi construction worker named M. Nuh, failed to pay for the motorcycle, saying he was unaware that he was participating in an auction. “He thought he had won [the motorcycle] as a gift at the charity event,” Jambi Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Santyabudi said on Thursday.The virtual charity concert organizer, Olivia Zalianty, then contacted Warren to see if he still wanted to buy the motorcycle.“It turned out he was only 19 years old and said he really wanted to buy the motorcycle with the President’s signature,” Olivia said in a press conference on Friday. “And he was prepared to buy it for the same price as the winning bid.”Hary, who represented Warren at the press conference, said his son had asked his permission to take part in the auction.“He asked my permission to use his savings for the charity auction. I told him to go ahead if he wished to do so,” Hary said.Topics :
48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.Two crystal chandeliers hang from 6m-high vaulted ceilings in the impressive entry foyer. Natural light flows through clerestory windows, highlighting the Sydney blue gum timber flooring. A large carpeted office sits to one side with built-in cabinetry and work desks, data cabling, and private entry to the front veranda. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.THIS bespoke property is the direction architect Kevin Hincksman sees modern Aussie homes going. Occupying a 744sq m block in Hawthorne’s River Avenues precinct, the exterior of the 48 McDonald St home instils a sense of peace, combining dark timber and stone with pebbled pathways and established gardens. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.The covered rear deck promotes dining with an outdoor kitchen featuring built-in barbecue, Condour rangehood, sink and bar fridge. Rich timber decking runs to the edge of an in-ground pool and a fenced back yard. The ground floor also includes a laundry, discreet and modern bathroom, and a media room with in-ceiling surround sound and blackout curtains.All four bedrooms are located on the first floor, encircling a naturally-lit family room with polished timber flooring. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe open-plan living and dining rooms embrace the residence’s focus on space while showcasing elements of opulence. A built-in television sits above a contemporary gas fireplace in the living room, and sliding glass doors offer seamless access to the pool and back veranda. Waterfall Caesarstone benchtops, Miele appliances, soft-close cabinetry and a drinks preparation station with a Vintec wine fridge accentuate the kitchen’s functional and aesthetic appeal. The enormous butler’s pantry makes hosting easy, thanks to stone benchtops and a built-in dishwasher. 48 McDonald St, Hawthorne.The main bedroom boasts a custom walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The latter includes a double vanity, bathtub and oversized shower with dual showerheads. The other bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes and study desks, along with ducted airconditioning. A shared bathroom sits nearby.Significant storage space is available in the garage, which boasts a custom-built work bench.“This property stands for quality, individuality, thought and craftsmanship,” agent Darcy Lord of Place Bulimba said.The home is open for inspection by appointment with an auction on site set for 10am February 25.
This house at 72 Botticelli St, Fig Tree Pocket, is for sale.Most areas to fall below the price threshold are within 10km of the CBD, where some buyers are now able to afford more options than first thought.The outer suburb of Pallara has taken the biggest hit though, with the median house price falling nearly 28 per cent to $649,000, according to property researcher CoreLogic.Only a year ago, the suburb had a median house price of $1.63 million as developers moved to snap up rezoned acreage and create new housing product.The affluent, riverside suburb of Fig Tree Pocket in the city’s west has seen its median house price plummet 27 per cent in the past year to a more affordable $891,750, compared to the previous $1.2 million. First home buyer Nat Groeneveld, pictured with his girlfriend Kayla Selkirk, has just bought a house at Seven Hills. Picture: Mark Cranitch.IF you have ever dreamt of living next door to Clive Palmer or Libby Trickett, now is your chance.Neighbourhoods that were once only affordable to buy a house in on a millionaire’s budget have suddenly become more attainable, with a number of Brisbane suburbs dropping out of the million dollar club as the nation’s housing market softens.Pallara, Fig Tree Pocket and Wilston and are among the suburbs where the median house price dropped below $1 million in the past 12 months and are now hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper in some cases. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe home of Luke and Libby Trickett in Seven Hills.Allan Tillett of RE/MAX – Results said he had recently sold a house to a first homebuyer in Seven Hills who would not have been able to afford it a year ago with his budget.Nathaniel Groeneveld said he considered him lucky to have paid $800,000 for a five-bedroom house on a 512 sqm block at 227 Ferguson Road.“I was quite surprised my offer got accepted without negotiation,” Mr Groeneveld said.“I think the timing of when I wanted to buy helped, especially leading up to the election and all the uncertainty surrounding that.”Mr Tillett said he had seen interest pick up “slightly” as a result of the market “levelling off a little”.“It is an opportunity for first home buyers to pick up on that change,” Mr Tillett said. United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer owns a house in Fig Tree Pocket. Image: AAP/Rebecca Le May.It still holds the title of Brisbane’s most expensive suburb, but the median house price has dropped from a whopping $2.475 million a year ago to $1.7 million now.Buyers still need deep pockets to afford a house in the suburb, but it has become more appealing for upgraders keen to live the lifestyle of former AFL player turned real estate agent Jamie Charman and his wife, Nicky, who love living in Teneriffe. This house at 55 Harte St, Chelmer, has just sold for an entry level price.Mr Barrett said he did not think they would be able to afford to buy a house in a suburb like Chelmer.“We were always looking further down the train line to Graceville or even Sherwood, so being able to buy in Chelmer and get the size of block we did as well is great,” Mr Barrett said.“You’ve only got to look at the other houses around us — I think we definitely got in at a good time.” Selling agent Kerry Bellamy of Place – Graceville said she had been seeing strong interest from upgraders and young couples looking to get in to the Chelmer market.“It’s in strong school catchment areas so young couples are keen to get a foothold inChelmer,” Mrs Bellamy said.“Also because of its location; we’ve got everything there — parks, transport, shops.”Hauss Realty principal Charles Wiggett said he had seen an increase in the lower end of the market in Chelmer — between $500,000 and $800,000.“I call it affordability compression,” Mr Wiggett said.“Because of the banking royal commission, people’s ability to service a loan is dropping, so they are being forced into a lower price bracket.”Mr Wiggett said vendors had also started to become more realistic about asking prices.THE SUBURBS YOU COULD NOW AFFORD TO BUY INSuburb Median house price Price drop in 12 mthsPallara $649,000 -27.9%Fig Tree Pocket $891,750 -26.9%Teneriffe $1.775m -21.5%Seven Hills $790,000 -17.5%Fortitude Valley $875,000 -14.6%Chelmer $982,500 -9.9%Yeronga $802,500 -5%Wilston $960,000 -5% Kalinga $1.16m -4.5%(Source: CoreLogic) Clive Palmer owns this house at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.That’s good news for home hunters keen to live in the same suburb of United Australia Party founder Clive Palmer, who bought a house for $7.5 million in Fig Tree Pocket two years ago.Then there’s the trendy inner-city suburb of Teneriffe. Former AFL player Jamie Charman and his wife Nicky at their home in Teneriffe. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen.Another suburb that has seen a significant drop in house prices in the past 12 months is Seven Hills in the inner east. Olympic swimmers Luke and Libby Trickett live in the suburb, which has recorded a 17.5 per cent decline in its median house price to $790,000. Thor’s haven Australia’s most expensive town This house at 227 Ferguson Rd, Seven Hills, has just sold.Among those benefiting from the increase in affordability in some of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs are Tom Barrett and Chelsea Firman.The young couple has just bought their first home in Chelmer for an entry level price of $675,000.The median house price in the suburb has fallen almost 10 per cent in the past 12 months according to CoreLogic to sit just under $1 million at $982,500. Libby and Luke Trickett at home in Seven Hills. Picture: Jamie Hanson.
Media Release SayNopeToDope NZ 14 August 2020The SayNopetoDope campaign says that new data from Youth19 Rangatahi Smart Survey has confirmed that the illegal status of cannabis is keeping young people from experimenting with cannabis in the first place, that students progressing to ongoing and regular cannabis use is very low, but that legalising it would reverse these gains.While just 23% of students reported ever using marijuana – dropping from 38% in 2001 – only 4.1% were consuming it on a regular basis, much lower than in 2001 when it was 6.5%. The report says that most students do not use marijuana or other drugs. Maori use marijuana on a regular basis at a higher rate (8.5%) than Pakeha (3.3%) and Pacific use (3.6%). However, even Maori rates have dropped from a high figure of 13.9% in 2001. Asian youth use is low.In contrast, 22% reported binge drinking in the past month, and remains high compared with other countries.Research published 12 months ago in the New Zealand Medical Journal has shown a long-term decline in the number of secondary school students’ “lifetime cannabis use”, and the proportion using cannabis weekly (or more often) halving. Commentators say that cannabis use among teens is dropping thanks to changing attitudes towards ‘risky behaviours’.According to the Royal Society Te Aparangi 2019 report, marijuana use, particularly frequent use starting from a young age, can harm mental health and have other negative effects.“The researchers in this latest study correctly state that ‘there are factors that more directly address substance use and addictive behaviours such as ensuring harmful substances are not available in communities, and adults role modelling healthy choices and not supplying substances’. Legalisation will undo all this great progress by normalising drug use and making it more available and more evident in communities,” says spokesperson Aaron Ironside.“We support a health-based approach where young users are discouraged from usage and sent a clear societal message that they should be drug-free, while also offering counselling and addiction services to assist them away from drug use. Sometimes this will involve the stigma and coercion of the law.”These New Zealand stats come at the same time as the state of Colorado has found that marijuana use has skyrocketed in the last two years with nearly 21% of young people in the state reporting past month use. Notably, use in young teens (aged 15 and younger) has increased 15.5% from 2017 (the last time data was collected).According to the data, part of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, since 2017, past month marijuana use among those aged 15 or younger has increased 14.8%, 16 or 17-year-olds has increased 3.0%, and 18 or older has increased 1.9%. Overall, marijuana use amongst all age groups has risen 6.2%.In a disturbing development, teens report an alarming increase in their use of ultra-potent pot products in the form of dabs and vapes. More than half of high school students (52%) who use marijuana reported that they dab marijuana to get high – up from 34.4% just two years ago.In addition to highlighting the increases in dabbing and vaping, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment noted that the percentage of youth who drove after using marijuana more than tripled in two years. And in states where recreational marijuana has been legalised, teenagers are suffering higher rates of addiction.The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the 2017-2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) State Estimates in December 2019, and found that past year and past month marijuana use among 12 to 17 year-olds in “legal” states increased around 3.5%, each from 2016-2017 to 2017-2018.
Press Association The 28-year-old has 18 months left on his current deal, but Press Association Sport understands moves have been made to look at extending that with an improved offer. Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford was pictured attending the club’s Carrington training ground this week. Manchester United have begun negotiations over a new contract for striker Wayne Rooney. The England international is reportedly still a target for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, whose decision to allow midfielder Juan Mata to move to Old Trafford may actually improve the Red Devils’ chances of securing Rooney on a longer-term contract. Prior to Rooney signing his previous deal, the player expressed his unhappiness with the direction the club appeared to be taking and the lack of top-class talent they were recruiting. Mata arrived at Carrington on Saturday to undergo his medical ahead of the completion of his club-record £38million move from Stamford Bridge. The Spain international is expected to train with his new team-mates on Sunday, with United set to conclude the deal on Monday when the paperwork can be submitted to the Premier League.
The Black Cats are keen to secure the services of the 23-year-old full-back, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. However, his father and agent Marcos Alonso Senior has confirmed the player will return to the Florence club, where he still has two years remaining on his contract, as he awaits a decision on his future. Alonso Snr told www.firenzeviola.it: “Marcos, after playing for six months without missing a game, is excited and very ready to get back at the coach’s [Vincenzo Montella] disposal. “Now it’s up to Fiorentina to make a decision.” Reports have suggested Sunderland could use former Lazio defender Modibo Diakite as a make-weight in any deal, but Alonso Snr added: “Right now, we only know that he [Alonso Junior] was summoned by the club to begin preparing, and he still has two years of contract with the club. “He starts with determination, but I repeat: Fiorentina will decide. We are available.” Meanwhile, Sunderland have confirmed details of their pre-season trip to Portugal, which will now not include a friendly against Benfica. Gus Poyet’s men were due to meet the Portuguese champions in Portimao on July 30, but will now face Segunda Division side Recreativo de Huelva on July 29, Primeira Liga C.D. Nacional the following evening and Vitória Setúbal on August 2, with all three games taking place at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira and kicking off at 8pm. Press Association Sunderland target Marcos Alonso will return to parent club Fiorentina for pre-season training on Monday.
Arsene Wenger praised the mentality of his players as they ground out a victory over Newcastle to move clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. The scrappy win, coupled with Leicester’s goalless stalemate against Bournemouth, means Wenger’s side are now two points clear at the summit – and he was quick to praise the work ethic of his squad on a tough afternoon. “It was a difficult game against a good Newcastle side,” he said. “Our legs were a little bit heavy today, overall we were tested against a team that has a lot of technical quality. “You have to say “let’s stick together and try and win the game if we can, the mental aspect of our game was tested today. “Not to drop points when you play like we did today is important. It helps the team as well, we will go through the season with moments where we don’t play well and memories of doing that before helps you hang on some times.” “I know that when you are capable of winning when you don’t play well, that shows a mental aspect of your team that will be very important in moments that will be difficult.” Cech, who broke the record for clean sheets in Monday’s win at Bournemouth was yet again singled out for special praise from his manager on an afternoon where flair players like Mesut Ozil were largely on the periphery. “He made two big saves,” Wenger added. “One in the first half and one at the beginning of the second, on top of that he gives calm and never panics and today we needed that.” The Gunners were outplayed by a side looking to move out of the relegation zone but secured what could yet prove to be a vital 1-0 win when Laurent Koscielny turned home from close-range with a little more than 15 minutes remaining. Before then, Arsenal had been reliant on Petr Cech with the new Premier League clean sheets record-holder denying Newcastle on a number of occasions – most notably when Georginio Wijnaldum was freed in the box early in the second half. The defeat leaves Newcastle in the bottom three but manager Steve McClaren was at a loss to explain how his side had managed to leave the Emirates Stadium empty-handed. “I’m scratching my head as to how we got nothing from the game,” he said. “Not many teams will do that to Arsenal and not come away with anything. But it’s about putting the ball in the back of the net. “Cech was the difference, that why he’s been such a great goalkeeper. Goalkeepers can win matches and he certainly won that game.” It was the third game in succession in which the Magpies have drawn a blank but McClaren believes that will be addressed – adding that the club were likely to do some business in the transfer window. “We need to work hard in training and be more ruthless in front of goal,” he said. “The goals will come. January has come and we will have a discussion about that – we are working hard behind the scenes.” Press Association
Having not played a match in 17 days, Skaneateles would take quite a while to find a rhythm, and Cazenovia, though it had gone through its own 11-day break since beating Jordan-Elbridge in the semifinals, took full advantage.Helped by some tremendous serving, Cazenovia rattled off seven consecutive points at two different times in the opening set, building a 20-7 margin and, though Skaneateles did make up some ground, it dropped that first set 25-16.Recovering from another 7-0 run by Cazenovia early in the second set, Skaneateles eventually broke a 22-22 tie and, at 24-22, had a pair of set points. But Cazenovia negated both of them and then scored two more points to claim that set 26-24.Such a turn of events appeared to cripple Skaneateles, as evidenced by the other Lakers sprinting out in front 13-6 in the third set. Mulroy said he was getting discouraged when Canty ran over and told him to pick up his spirits.Aided in no small part by great serves from Kristen Henry, Skaneateles made up the ground, setting up a remarkable final sequence in that set where, again, it led 24-22 and, again, missed out on two set points.In fact, Cazenovia, at 26-25 and 27-26, twice had match points to end it in a sweep. Both times, Skaneateles survived and, by a 29-27 margin, kept the match alive.Such survival seemed a consolation prize when, again serving well, Cazenovia roared out to a 16-5 advantage in the fourth set. But just like in the third set, Henry’s serves produced an 8-0 Skaneateles run, and things were close again.Still trailing 21-19, Skaneateles used a timeout. It got the serve back and, with Canty now offering strong deliveries, reeled off five straight points, eventually taking the set 25-22 and sending this championship match to a fifth set.The two Lakers sides went back and forth for most of that last set, with eight early ties. But at 13-13, Skaneateles put together a 7-1 run and never got caught. Fittingly, Henry closed it out with an ace on match point.“We knew we had the ability,” said Mulroy. “At the end, we finally put it together.”Canty, who finished with 21 kills, three blocks, four aces and 23 digs, gave high praise to both Henry, who had eight aces and nine kills, and setter Emma Keady, who earned 34 assists after taking over late in the season for the injured Lily Delasin.Mulroy echoed that praise, saying that Keady was reluctant at first to claim the setter’s role, but never complained and, through hard work and plenty of practice developing her rhythm with Keady, settled in – as she showed in the comeback against Cazenovia.Keady also finished with 12 digs and Henry earned 16 digs, with Alex Csemez getting 12 digs and Emma Miller finishing with 17 digs. Rory Comer had six dig sand Stella Zang produced seven kills and seven digs.And next Saturday at 5 p.m. at Jamesville-DeWitt, the Lakers will take on the Section V/VI champion in the Class C regional final, with a berth in the Nov. 23-24 state final four in Glens Falls on the line. “I don’t know how to explain it,” said head coach Dan Mulroy.“It feels surreal,” said senior hitter Maeve Canty. “When we were down, we knew we had each other’s back and knew that one point at a time was all we needed.”Of course, a whole lot of timely points were required in the wake of how things started. Tags: skaneatelesvolleyball Winning the Section III Class C championship in 2019 will always prove special to members of the Skaneateles girls volleyball team. How it was accomplished will be remembered for a lifetime for all who bore witness to it, players and fans alike.With an epochal comeback, Skaneateles defeated Cazenovia in five sets in Friday night’s sectional final at Fayetteville-Manlius, rescuing itself several different times from what looked like certain defeat to pull it out.In the third set, Skaneateles was down seven points and, twice, faced match point. Then in the fourth set, it trailed by 11 points. Each time, it roared back, won those sets and then played its best volleyball in the final set to claim the title at the expense of its Lakers rivals to the east. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story