Peruvian April LNG cargoes land in South Korea, Japan

first_imgImage courtesy of Peru LNGPeruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Pampa Melchorita closed the month of April with six cargoes dispatched, all landing in South Korea and Japan. According to the data provided by the state-owned Perupetro, four out of the six cargoes headed to South Korea, while the remaining two landed in Japan.Compared to the previous month, the number of cargoes shipped by the Peruvian facility increased by one cargo.In terms of volumes, the plant dispatched 920,439 cubic meters of LNG or 414,540 metric tons during the month. South Korea received 615,726 cubic meters of natural gas with the remaining 304,713 cubic meters landing in Japan.The latest cargo was loaded on April 30, onboard the Shell-chartered Maran Gas Delphi capable of transporting 159,800 cubic meters of the chilled fuel.With the six cargoes dispatched during past month, the facility’s total rose to 456 since it started operations in June 2010.The 4.45 million tons per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometers south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Growing number of kids opt for sex changes

first_imgNZ Herald 21 Feb 2012A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, “I a boy” and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a boy and is watching for the first signs of puberty to begin treatment, his mother told The Associated Press. Pediatricians need to know these kids exist and deserve treatment, said Dr. Norman Spack, author of one of three reports published Monday and director of one of the nation’s first gender identity medical clinics, at Children’s Hospital Boston. “If you open the doors, these are the kids who come. They’re out there. They’re in your practices,” Spack said in an interview.….Some are labeled with “gender identity disorder,” a psychiatric diagnosis. But Spack is among doctors who think that’s a misnomer. Emerging research suggests they may have brain differences more similar to the opposite sex. Spack said by some estimates, 1 in 10,000 children have the condition. Offering sex-changing treatment to kids younger than 18 raises ethical concerns, and their parents’ motives need to be closely examined, said Dr. Margaret Moon, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ bioethics committee. She was not involved in any of the reports.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10786801last_img read more

There’s a doctor in the House now

first_imgStuff co.nz 6 December 2014The new Health Minister may be confessing to a few “puffs” of cannabis in his youth, but don’t expect him to go soft on drugs.Jonathan Coleman has moved quickly to make changes since becoming the first trained doctor in the role in more than 70 years.He has dumped the controversial cost-cutting agency Health Benefits Ltd (HBL), which his predecessor Tony Ryall vigorously defended in the face of revolt among district health boards.And he is also pushing a more aggressive shift of health services, and potentially funding, from hospitals and into medical centres.But in other ways, Coleman will be toeing the political line. Anyone hoping that the former GP might take a more health-focused approach to drug use will be disappointed.Coleman said he had smoked cannabis (although never “a whole spliff”) once or twice in his 20s.As a GP, he had regularly treated drug addicts, including prescribing methadone, particularly while working in London.“[But] my clinical experience has led me to the view that decriminalisation isn’t going to work and the policy settings at the moment are the right ones . . . We need less marijuana in society, not more,” he said.Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell said Coleman was just the latest in a string of politicians admitting to youthful drug use.But he was disappointed Coleman’s medical experience hadn’t led to a shift away from punishing drug users.“If they [the politicians] had been convicted for that use when they were young, they wouldn’t be in the position of being ministers of the Crown now,” he said.“Why do they think we should give young people today a criminal conviction for the same thing?”Bell said politicians shied away from changing drug policy because it was widely considered political poison.But there was a global shift away from a “hard on drugs” approach – for example, some US states had legalised marijuana – and New Zealand was falling behind.“I think now they are really misreading the public mood.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/63891543/Theres-a-doctor-in-the-House-nowlast_img read more

Burger-Potato Bites

first_img Share 51 Views   no discussions Share Add some fun to your game-day party menu with these mini cheeseburger munchies. A waffle-cut fry replaces the bun. Top with your favorite cheese and a cherry tomato slice.Ingredients:16 large frozen French-fried waffle-cut potatoes (1/3 of a 22-oz. pkg.)1 pound ground beef or turkey2 – 3 teaspoons grilling seasoning blend4 slices cheddar cheese, cut into quarters (4 oz.)4 cherry tomatoes, slicedMustard, ketchup, dairy sour cream, and/or dill pickle slices Directions:1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Evenly space potatoes on baking sheet. Bake potatoes for 18 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Adjust oven racks and preheat broiler.2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine meat and seasoning. Form into sixteen 1-ounce mini burgers (about 2 tablespoons). In a 12-inch skillet cook burgers, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, turning burgers once halfway through cooking. Drain fat. Top each potato with a burger, cheese quarter, and tomato slice. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and tomato begins to brown. Serve with mustard, ketchup, sour cream, and/or pickles. Makes 16 snacks.Nutrition Facts (Burger-Potato Bites)Servings Per Recipe 16,Calories 121,Protein (gm) 7,Carbohydrate (gm) 3,Fat, Total (gm) 9,Cholesterol (mg) 28,Saturated fat (gm) 4,Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 0,Sugar, total (gm) 0,Vitamin A (IU) 97,Vitamin C (mg) 2,Thiamin (mg) 0,Riboflavin (mg) 0,Niacin (mg) 1,Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,Folate (µg) 4,Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1,Sodium (mg) 152,Potassium (mg) 137,Calcium (DV %) 61,Iron (DV %) 1,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Sharing is caring!center_img Food & DiningLifestyle Burger-Potato Bites by: – February 6, 2012 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

CAF alters dates for 2022 World Cup, AFCON 2021 qualifiers

first_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutMesmerizing Pictures Of World’s Most Beautiful Staircases11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day CAF Makes More Competition Amendments After Shifting AFCON 2021 Commencement Date – https://t.co/cHF32eR5SS pic.twitter.com/OhEGHhH8Qb— FootballLiveNG (@footballliveCH) January 17, 2020 Loading… Days after changing the commencement date of AFCON 2021, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reportedly rolled out new dates for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. According to footballlive.ng report, this is the aftermath of the decision to move the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon from June-July back to previous date of January-February. Hostilities in AFCON 2012 qualifiers was initially slated to commence in August, but will now start in March, while the World Cup qualifiers will now kick-off in October to accommodate the change in AFCON 2021. Two rounds of AFCON 2021 qualifiers will now take place in March, with another round in June prior to the final qualifying period from August 31 to September 8. Read Also: FIFPro Africa’s Best XI: Ex-Eagles star faults CAF over Ighalo’s blackout Interestingly, AFCON 2019 was the first edition of the tournament with 24 participating teams, after 25 years and 14 editions as a 16-team competition. Algeria were the inaugural winners of  the 24-team AFCON tournament and the last host nation of the previous version where only 8 teams vied for honours. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Panel to discuss travel restrictions, coronavirus countermeasures for Tokyo 2020 on Friday

first_img Loading… A panel set-up to aid the organisation of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo during the coronavirus pandemic is scheduled to meet for the first time on Friday (September 4). It will discuss border controls, COVID-19 countermeasures at venues, and plans for dealing with infected people, as reported by the Japan Times. The panel is also due to consider the introduction of a mobile app that tracks the movements of athletes and other attendees of the Games. Pre-Games training camps, rules for public transport, the necessity of an isolation period upon entry into Japan and the capacity of medical facilities will also be on the agenda. In addition, social distancing and the number of spectators permitted will be among the measures discussed. The panel, expected to include officials from the Japanese Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, will regularly meet in the coming months to determine “robust countermeasures”. read also:Advertisement Japan currently denies entry to people from around 150 countries as part of its fight against the global health crisis, while those who are allowed to enter are asked to spend two weeks in quarantine. This presents an obvious problem for Tokyo 2020, especially if the COVID-19 outbreak is not under control by next year’s postponed Games, with around 11,000 athletes from more than 200 nations and territories expected to compete. As a precaution to prevent the spread of the virus, it is expected that around 80,000 volunteers, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and media officials will be separated into two groups, with only one group allowed to come into contact with athletes. The Olympics are now scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 next year, followed by the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, who has now resigned due to health problems, and IOC President Thomas Bach made the decision to move the Games to 2021 in March, due to the continued threat of COVID-19. Organisers have pledged to hold simplified Games with a variety of cost-cutting measures due to be considered. As with many countries, Japan is still grappling with coronavirus, and has reported more than 68,000 cases and 1,200 deaths. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest Women14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

UEFA denies giving deadline to complete Champions League

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up UEFA has denied there is an August 3 deadline to complete this season’s Champions League after a report by German broadcaster ZDF quoted the body’s President Aleksander Ceferin as saying the competition had to be finished by that date. “It has been reported that UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin told ZDF in Germany that the UEFA Champions League must finish by 3 August. This is not true,” said a statement from European soccer’s governing body. “The President was very clear not to set exact dates for the end of the season.” Soccer leagues across Europe and beyond have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Champions League has stalled with the round of 16 yet to be completed. “UEFA is currently analysing all options to complete domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group set up on 17 March,” the UEFA statement said. “The primary priority of all the members of the working group is to preserve public health. “Following on from that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options are currently being studied to play matches in July and in August if needed, depending on restart dates and the permission of national authorities.”Tags: Aleksander CeferinUEFAUEFA Champions LeagueZDFlast_img read more

Djokovic, wife test positive for coronavirus

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Novak Djokovic’s disastrous Adria Tour project went from bad to worse when the world No 1 himself announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.The 33-year-old Serbian, who has stated that he is an anti-vaxxer, said he did not have symptoms of the virus but that he had become the sixth direct participant in his exhibition series to catch the virus. It comes after two events, in Belgrade and Zadar, where there was a near total lack of social distancing measures, with players repeatedly getting up close in everything from fun football kickabouts to escapades in nightclubs.Other players who have tested positive are Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.There have also been positive tests for Djokovic’s fitness trainer Marco Panichi and Dimitrov’s coach Christian Groh.The highest profile player of them all tested positive after he returned to Belgrade, having declined to be tested with everyone else at the second event in Croatia.Tell-tale symptoms of the coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, include a cough, fever and losing the senses of smell and taste. Some patients suffer diarrhoea and other more unusual symptoms.More than 8.5 million people have been struck down with Covid-19 since the virus was first spotted in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.More than 450,000 infected patients have died.Scientists have yet to find a cure for the disease and the global race against time to make a vaccine that will save millions of lives continues, with human trials of several jabs now well underway.Djokovic’s wife Jelena has also tested positive, although their children have not. Jelena also holds what many would consider unconventional views.She has had a “false information” label slapped on one of her Instagram posts after she shared a video promoting the belief that coronavirus could be spread via 5G technology.Tags: Arda Tour ProjectCOVID-19Novak DjokovicPositive Testlast_img read more

Injured Oscar fears for World Cup

first_imgOscar wants to help in Chelsea’s title push but is wary of exacerbating a hip injury that could force him to miss the World Cup. The 22-year-old has not seen any game time in the Blues’ past three matches, although he was on the bench for both legs of the Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid. Oscar explained after Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat that his absence is due to a hip injury, which is likely to see him miss Sunday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Norwich. The Brazil midfielder is hoping to be back for the season finale at Cardiff, but is wary of putting his World Cup place in jeopardy. “I’m not playing because I felt a pain due to an injury to the abductor,” Oscar told Globo Sport. “In the last game against Liverpool I was not called on. “Yes, I warmed [against Atletico] but Mourinho knew that I could hardly play. “Maybe I will not play the next game because I could get a more serious abductor injury and he knows it. “We’re treating me to try to play the final match of the Premier League, but I have to take care for the World Cup. “We still have two very important games in the Premier League because Chelsea can be champions, but it is important to rest because the World Cup is here.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Champions League draw moved from Athens to Nyon

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Champions League draw on Oct. 1 has been moved from Athens to Nyon, Switzerland, because of the coronavirus pandemic. September 9, 2020 Associated Press ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Update on the latest sportscenter_img The Latest: Champions League draw moved from Athens to Nyon UEFA will make the 32-team group draw at its headquarters with no club officials or spectators.UEFA intended to stage the draw and the ceremony for its 2019-20 season awards at the new national library complex in Athens.UEFA says after talks with Greek public authorities that such an event “would violate public health restrictions and constraints regarding indoor events.”Players who win UEFA’s end-of-season awards could still attend the no-frills replacement event.UEFA will make the 48-team Europa League draw on Oct. 2 in Nyon.last_img read more