Fuel leak to delay first launch of NASA moon rocket for weeks

       

The Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket sits on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept 2, 2022. (CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – For the second time in a week, NASA on Saturday aborted an attempt to launch its giant, next-generation rocketship, citing a stubborn fuel leak that the space agency said could delay the debut mission of its moon-to-Mars …

IAEA: Zaporizhzhia plant loses main external power line

       

In this May 1, 2022 file pohoto, a Russian serviceman guards in an area of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in territory under Russian military control, southeastern Ukraine. (PHOTO / AP) VIENNA – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Saturday that the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine has once again lost connection to its last remaining main external power line but the …

Russia sees over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for 2nd day running

       

People wait to undergo a free rapid antigen test for the coronavirus disease at a testing center in the GUM, State Department store in Moscow on Jan 31, 2022. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia recorded more than 50,000 new daily COVID-19 cases for the second day running on Saturday, the government's coronavirus task force said. Over the last 24 hours, 51,699 cases were …

Aggresive in Global Market Expansion, PIS Meets BP, Shell, and Exxon in Singapore

       

SINGAPORE, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) is increasingly targeting consumers in the international market. In addition to this expansion, PIS strives to continuously improve the quality and standard of service by exchanging knowledge and experiences with world energy companies. PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS), in cooperation with PIS Pte Ltd (PIS PL), hosted a sharing session with …

The Growhub Innovations Company Announces Joint Project with Koufuku Group to Explore Asean Market Penetration

       

SINGAPORE, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The GrowHub Innovations Company (“The GrowHub”), Asia Pacific’s only Web3-enabled plug-and-play ecosystem builder for food traceability and carbon credits, and KOUFUKU GROUP, a Japanese food company with over 50 years of history, have signed an MoU partnership for a joint project on market penetration using The GrowHub’s proprietary Web3 technology. This partnership will further enhance …

US treasury secretary: G7 to impose price cap on Russia oil

       

Oil pumping jacks, also known as "nodding donkeys", operate in an oilfield near Neftekamsk, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, on  Nov 19, 2020. (ANDREY RUDAKOV / BLOOMBERG) WASHINGTON – Finance ministers of the Group of Seven countries have agreed to impose a price cap on Russian oil, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement Friday, without specifying implementation details. I look forward …

Denmark health minister expects winter without COVID curbs

       

In this undated photo, customers at the Mikkeller's Warpigs, a craft brewpub in Copenhagen's former Meatpacking District show the opening page of their "Corona pass,” an app on their mobile phone that shows the result of recent antigen tests for COVID-19, as they order drinks. (TOM  LITTLE / AFP) COPENHAGEN / LISBON / OTTAWA  – Denmark is preparing to go through the coming winter without …

FBI found more than 11,000 govt records at Trump’s Florida home

       

An aerial view of former US president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen, Aug 10, 2022, in Palm Beach, Florida. (STEVE HELBER/AP) WASHINGTON – The FBI recovered more than 11,000 government documents and photographs during its Aug 8 search at former US president Donald Trump's Florida estate, as well as 48 empty folders labeled as "classified," according to court records that were unsealed on Friday. …

Gazprom stops gas supply via Nord Stream pipeline indefinitely

       

This file photo taken on Nov 8, 2011 shows a view of the gas pipeline prior to an inaugural ceremony for the first of Nord Stream's twin 1,224-kilometre gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea, in Lubmin, northeastern Germany. (JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP) MOSCOW – Russia's largest gas producer Gazprom announced Friday that it had stopped its supply of gas via the Nord Stream pipeline for …

IAEA experts to stay permanently at Zaporizhzhia plant

       

Photo taken on Aug 22, 2022 shows the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. (PHOTO/XINHUA) VIENNA – International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said Friday that two of the agency's experts would remain permanently at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Grossi told reporters upon arriving in Vienna after a visit to the facility that six of the 14-member IAEA mission remained at the Zaporizhzhia …

Pertamina saves US$402.46 million amid rising global oil prices

       

JAKARTA, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – State-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina succeeded in saving operational costs of around Rp6 trillion (US$402.46 million) until July 2022 through several efficiency programs amid rising world oil prices that increased fuel production costs. PT Pertamina head office building (ANTARA/HO-PT Pertamina) She explained that energy companies around the world are facing difficult situations as …

G20 Digital Ministers yields consensus on 3 priorities

       

JAKARTA, Sep 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Digital Economy Ministers Meeting (DEMM) was held in Nusa Dua, Bali, Thursday (September 1, 2022). It was the culmination of the Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meetings, as one of working group of the G20 that focuses on issues related to the digital economy and highlights the role of digital transformation on economic and …

Jefferies maintains Buy rating on Yeahka(09923.HK)

       

HONG KONG, Sep 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Yeahka, the leading payment-based technology platform in China announced its 2022 interim results in late August. During the period, total revenue climbed 17.1% to RMB1,641.8 million, gross profit rose 52.1% to RMB529.3 million, and gross margin increased from 24.8% to 32.2%. “Yeahka’s 1H revenue and adjusted EBITDA beat our estimates. Management highlighted multi-channels strategies …

US military laments ‘tragic’ rise in sexual assault

       

In this photo taken on March 30, 2007, a US Army Special Forces Ranger attends a class on combatting terrorism at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. (DON EMMERT / AFP) WASHINGTON – The US military experienced its highest recorded level of sexual assault among women last year, in findings the Pentagon on Thursday described as tragic, disappointing and devastating. A …

Argentina vice-president unharmed in attempted shooting

       

A couple who witnessed when a man pointed a gun at Argentina's Vice-President Cristina Fernandez during an event in front of her home in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, comfort each other on Sept 1, 2022. (NATACHA PISARENKO / AP) Argentina's Vice-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was unharmed on Thursday when a man with a loaded gun tried to shoot her but the gun …

UK’s new PM faces 80s playlist: recession, unrest, inflation

       

Contender to become the country's next Prime minister and leader of the Conservative party British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cheers prior to the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final football match between England and Germany at the Wembley stadium, in London, on July 31, 2022. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) RUNCORN, England – Britain's prime minister in waiting Liz Truss models herself on Margaret Thatcher, judging by …

WIKA Books Sales of Rp7.18 Trillion in Q2-2022

       

JAKARTA, Sep 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PT WIJAYA KARYA (Persero) Tbk. [IDX: WIKA] successfully booked a gross profit of Rp627.24 billion in Q2-2022 or 14.8% higher on a year-on-year basis (YoY) as recorded in the financial statement for the period ended on 30 June 2022. This figure was supported by the Company’s sales of Rp7.18 trillion or 6.2% higher YoY. WIKA’s …