NCW pulls up Tripura police

first_imgThe National Commission for Women (NCW) has sought a ‘progress report’ from the Tripura police on the investigation into rape, molestation and murder of women in the State. It expressed serious concern over the ‘spate of outrageous incidents against women’. “I have told the DGP to send a detailed report within a reasonable time, failing which we would summon them before the Commission,” NCW member Sushma Sahu told newsmen in Agartala on Tuesday.last_img

SEA Games venues for basketball, volleyball in Manila get a downgrade

first_imgGymnastics was also changed from SMX Convention Center to Rizal Memorial Coliseum, another venue that the PSC owns.Even eSports competitions are left without a venue after Marriott Hotel in Pasay after the Phisgoc, Suzara said, backed off because of the price.“The SEA Games has a limited budget so we’re looking at other venues that the organizing committee can afford,” said Suzara in the radio interview.Suzara also admitted that Congress has yet to approve for the organizing committee’s budget further clouding the Philippines’ hosting of the regional multisport spectacle.“The budget has yet to be approved in Congress,” said Suzara. “Despite these delays, we’ll continue to move forward and make sure the venues are ready and confirmed.”ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Ramon “Tats” Suzara, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) executive director, revealed in a radio interview with Judith Caringal of Radyo Pilipinas 2 the apparent swerve in scheduling.Suzara admitted that the sudden change of venue was due to the difficulty in reserving a slot at either MOA Arena or Smart Araneta Coliseum since these stadiums are privately-owned and the dates from Nov. 30 to Dec.11 may have been booked before Phisgoc got a chance to do so.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“It’s hard to secure bookings if the confirmation takes a long process, but we have a backup plan and we’re able to find a solution,” said Suzara in Filipino.Basketball wasn’t the only sport to change venues with volleyball getting bumped to PhilSports Arena, a venue that belongs to the Philippine Sports Commission, from Smart Araneta Coliseum. MANILA, Philippines—Basketball games of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games have been moved from Mall of Asia to Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao teams up with Ringstar to co-promote Dasmariñas-Demecillo boutcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Maran Gas Pens LNG Carrier Charter with Japanese JERA

first_imgGreece-based shipping company Maran Gas Maritime, a subsidiary of the Angelicoussis Group, has concluded a time charter contract with Japan’s JERA for one LNG carrier newbuild.Maran Gas signed the agreement with LNG Marine Transport Limited (LMT), a unit of JERA, in late March 2019.Starting from late 2019, the charter period for the vessel is 12 years firm, according to JERA.As informed, Maran Gas’ ship, as well as another LNG carrier newbuild owned by GasLog, will be used for transportation of LNG produced from the Freeport LNG Project in Texas, USA, in which JERA participates.The 173,400 cbm vessel is currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.Formed in 2003, Maran Gas, the LNG division of Angelicoussis Group, has a fleet of 28 LNG vessels in operations, with 12 more on order plus one FSRU.JERA plans to increase its LNG fleet to 25 vessels by 2025 in association with an increased ratio of ‘free on board’ (FOB) contracts.last_img read more

Whitehorse residents want better solutions for governmentrun emergency shelter

first_imgChris MacIntyreAPTN NewsA government-run emergency shelter in Whitehorse is drawing the ire of nearby residents and business owners.The former Salvation Army Centre of Hope was taken over by the Yukon government earlier this year with promises of improving service quality to meet residents’ needs.But locals say it’s common to see public intoxication and fights– and they’re not happy with the City of Whitehorse’s plan to address the situation.At a recent Whitehorse council meeting the city voted to spend $150,000 on benches, planting beds and trees around the building as part of a beautification project.Neighbours of the shelter say that money could be put to better use, such as in programming for shelter clients.Christine Tapp, the territorial government’s director for the social supports branch of its department of social services, says they are working to provide more programming in all areas of wellness for the centre’s residents.“I think we’ve taken a bit more of an active approach to our programming in the past month or so and we have plans to expand that further into the fall, including reassigning a couple of staff members to focus just on programming and to actually work with our guests to develop and to lead some of that programming,” she said.cmacintyre@aptn.calast_img read more