PREMIUMPLN secures 30 MW power supply deal from South Kalimantan iron miner

first_imgLog in with your social account Indonesia electricity PLN agreement Sebuku-Iron smelter South-Kalimantan Linkedin State-owned electricity company  PLN has signed a large power supply deal with a major iron mining company in South Kalimantan as the country’s largest power producer expands operations in mineral-rich regions ahead of an incoming tide of metal smelters.Under the agreement signed in Jakarta on Jan.31, PLN will provide 30 megawatt (MW) to an iron smelter owned by PT Sebuku Iron Lateritic Ores (SILO) on Sebuku Island in Kotabaru regency.However,  PLN will have to build a nearly 40 kilometer power grid to connect the smelter to the company’s distribution network in Kotabaru, South Kalimantan.In addition to SILO, which will become PLN’s second-largest buyer in the province, the electricity company also expects to secure contracts  to provide power to other mineral ore smelters under construction in the region. “The electricity … Google Facebook Topics : Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Saints appoint Koeman as manager

first_img Southampton executive director Les Reed said in a statement: “From the moment we met with Ronald, it was clear he had the vision and ambition to take our club forward, that he shared our football philosophy and could see the opportunity to move our club to the next level. “The club, the players and the fans will all be excited to have a man of Ronald’s experience at the very highest level joining our club. “Ronald’s passion for the opportunity here at St Mary’s was very clear, and we look forward to continuing our growth with him as part of our team.” Koeman arrives following a three-year spell at Feyenoord, who he led to consecutive top-three finishes in the Eredivisie. He has also won the Dutch title with both Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, the Copa del Rey at Valencia and coached Vitesse, Benfica and AZ Alkmaar during a 14-year managerial career. Koeman comes with a reputation for an attacking brand of football and a commitment to promoting young talent which will sit well with Southampton who have nurtured the likes of Gareth Bale, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers in recent seasons. Koeman said: “I am thrilled to be the manager of Southampton Football Club. “From my very first meeting with Les Reed, I could see clearly that this was the right club for me. We share the same philosophy of football, and the same belief in how to develop the club. Southampton have appointed Ronald Koeman as manager on a three-year contract. “Southampton have a talented first-team squad, a world-class academy and the infrastructure to sustain success in the Premier League. “The opportunity to continue the development of this famous football club was simply too good to turn down. I cannot wait to get started.” One of Koeman’s first priorities will be to bring some stability to Southampton by resolving the futures of the team’s key players. As well as Pochettino, Rickie Lambert has already left St Mary’s for Liverpool while Lallana, Shaw, Chambers and Dejan Lovren have all been linked with moves away. Saints will be hoping Koeman’s pedigree as both a manager and a player will carry weight with the club’s top talents. In a career that included spells at PSV, Ajax and Barcelona, Koeman won four Eredivisie titles, four La Liga titles and two European Cups. He also lifted the European Championship in 1988 with Holland, for whom he played 75 times. Koeman is joined at St Mary’s by his older brother Erwin, who has been named assistant first-team manager, and Jan Kluitenberg, who will be an assistant and a fitness coach. The former Holland international replaces Mauricio Pochettino, who left for Tottenham last month. Press Associationlast_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Students are Recognized at the Circle K District…

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityFive students at Saint Martin’s University recently received several awards and two scholarships totaling $3,000 during the Annual Pacific Northwest Circle K District Convention, which was hosted in DuPont and attended by approximately 12 clubs from the Pacific Northwest area.The 24-member Saint Martin’s University Circle K Club also was recognized with the Outstanding Single Service Award for 2014-2015 for assisting the residents of the RooLan Retirement Home.Circle K International (CKI) is the collegiate service organization associated with Kiwanis International.  CKI has more than 12,000 student members on more than 500 campuses worldwide.  It is a student-led organization with an elected International Board of Representatives.  CKI tenets are leadership, fellowship and service at the club, district and international levels.  The concept of present-day Circle K began at the collegiate level in 1936 at Washington State University.The following individuals, as well as Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey, were honored during an awards ceremony hosted February 21.Bailey Cammann (junior-senior) received the Volunteer Scholar Award in recognition of her number of service hours while maintaining a high GPA (3.81), the Most Service Hours by a Single Member Award, in recognition of her 400 hours of individual service for the year, and the Gene O’Brien Scholarship for $1,500.Jeremiah “JJ” Olson (senior) received the Charles Hindes Humanitarian Award in recognition of his compassion in contributing to the greater good of society and community with no need or desire for recognition. He also received the President’s Walter Zeller Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to bring awareness to others and raise funds for the Kiwanis International/UNICEF Eliminate Maternal/Neonatal Tetanus Project in developing countries. He also received the Roy Frisch Scholarship for $1,500.Emy Suazo (sophomore) was awarded the International Service and Awareness Award in recognition of her efforts to increase awareness and understanding of international issues affecting underdeveloped countries and for service to the global community.  Emy is originally from Honduras and speaks six languages.Maddison (Lotz) Lee (senior) was given the Outstanding Club Member Award in recognition of her commitment to the Saint Martin’s Circle K group through involvement in club meetings, service projects, district and international events and service projects.Bianca Lupercio (junior) received the Outstanding Club Scrapbook Award for maintaining a written and visual history record of club service activities and events for each calendar year.  The events and service projects required to be included in the club history are district events, campus service projects, community service projects, fundraising projects, social events, interaction with high school K Clubs and sponsoring Kiwanis clubs, international events and service projects.Toni Christy was recognized with the Outstanding Staff/Faculty Advisor Award for her participation in and leadership of the Saint Martin’s club.  Christy is staff advisor and a member of the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey. She is also an active Kiwanis Club member.The Kiwanis Club of North Thurston/Lacey received the Outstanding Sponsoring Club Award for its support of the Saint Martin’s University Circle K Club.This year’s Club President, Jeremiah “JJ” Olson, is graduating in May.  Bailey Cammann has been elected as the incoming Club President and will step into the role in May. Facebook58Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Backers use tenure policy as scapegoat

first_imgIf backers of Proposition 74, the ill-named “Put the Kids First Act,” were really interested in the welfare of public-school children, they would attack genuine problems. Underfinancing, overcrowding, the charter-school drain on public funds and a host of other issues await resolution. But that isn’t the goal of those behind Proposition 74. They want to make it easier to purge teachers, tenured or probationary, whom they consider a threat to their view of American education. Hiding behind the charade that it takes five years to determine the fitness of a teacher, they want to extend the probationary period. But they also want to repeal the judicial procedures that for almost a century have given protection to tenured faculty faced with dismissal. The last time this was attempted was in the Reagan years, when the then-governor wanted to outlaw tenure, replacing it with yearly contracts without job protection. His proposal failed. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s crowd can’t wait to begin sacking the science teacher who doesn’t want to teach intelligent design, the social studies instructor who has an impartial word for the U.N., or the health educator who dares express any but the officially sanctioned line on sex. Tenure was designed to protect those good teachers from the wrath of vocal elements in the community who would impose their ideology on the public schools and the kids in them. Look at the record of school boards and administrators in this state before tenure offered a degree of protection to faculties. Their conduct demonstrates the need for permanent status for teachers once they pass a reasonable probationary period. In 1887, renowned San Francisco educator Kate Kennedy was dismissed by the local board primarily for her association with Henry George and the single-tax movement. Perhaps the earliest recorded scandal, one that surely proved the need for tenure, occurred in Los Angeles city schools in the mid-1890s. Sworn statements from several principals and teachers charged two school board members with demanding one month’s pay to guarantee that the board would reappoint the educators for the coming year. Four teachers with German names were fired at Oakland Technical High School in 1918 on trumped up charges of “disloyalty.” Ultrapatriotic (or perhaps disgruntled) students had spread rumors of their anti-American views. Los Angeles City School Superintendent Albert Shields wrote and imposed a lengthy loyalty oath on the city’s teachers in 1919 with the expressed intent of firing any who professed support for the IWW, a legal labor union. State Superintendent Will Wood investigated circulation of radical literature in the state’s public schools. His target: The New Republic, The Nation and those teachers who might have referred to them. Pasadena’s superintendent boasted that there were no “reds” in his schools and that he would recommend dismissal of those with radical tendencies. As late as the mid-1920s, Napa fired a female teacher who violated the rule against marriage. Lower courts upheld the dismissal as within the scope of the board’s authority. When the present state tenure law was adopted, recalcitrant school boards, fighting tooth and nail to maintain their right to fire teachers as they saw fit, simply decided to dismiss all teachers at the end of their probationary period rather than give them permanent status. That policy was followed in Glendale, Pasadena, Anaheim and elsewhere. Faced with an anti-tenure revolt, Mark Keppel, for nearly three decades Los Angeles County superintendent of public schools, whispered in a failing voice from his deathbed, his breath coming in gasps: “Don’t let them repeal the tenure law. The teachers and the children need it.” Keppel was right. Tenure protects good teachers who inspire their students to greater achievements. These educators are entitled to a refuge from the vagaries of politically motivated school boards more interested in promoting their own agendas than in good educational practices. Ralph E. Shaffer and Walter P. Coombs are professors emeriti at Cal Poly Pomona. Write to them by e-mail at [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more