Calgon Carbon Expands Mississippi Activated Carbon Plant

PITTSBURGH, PA – 06/25/2020, June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New production line will increase capacity by 50 million pounds of granular activated carbon per year Expansion estimated for completion in late-2022 Creates 38 new jobs Calgon Carbon Corporation today announced that it intends to expand capacity at its Pearlington, Mississippi plant by adding a second virgin activated carbon […]

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Aceh’s hotels, restaurants reopen by applying health protocols

Banda Aceh, Aceh Hotels and restaurants in Aceh Province have begun operating by implementing new normal health protocols to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association’s (PHRI’s) Aceh chapter stated. “Since hotels and restaurants are allowed to operate since June 1, 2020, we have submitted to apply new normal health protocols,” Secretary of Aceh’s PHRI, Octowandi, stated here on Thursday. Octowandi noted that the health protocols made it mandatory for both hotel and restaurant employees as well as guests to wear masks.…

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PKS denounces Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

Jakarta Jazuli Juwaini, chairman of the PKS Faction at the House of Representatives (DPR), vehemently denounced Israel’s plan to annex part of the West Bank and Jordan Valley region, Palestine, starting July 1, 2020. The senior politician of the Justice Prosperous Party (PKS) pointed to Israel having blatantly violated international law and human rights as well as threatened regional stability and world peace on several hundred occasions. “The annexation plan is clearly inhumane amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the condition of Palestinian people in refugee camps is a matter of…

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Int’l cooperation critical in countering illicit drug trafficking

Jakarta Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has highlighted the criticality of international cooperation to crack down on illicit drug trafficking in Indonesia, as it is viewed as a transnational crime. “Narcotics is a transnational and extraordinary crime. Hence, efforts to handle this must involve all stakeholders. International cooperation is the pressing need of the times to cut its distribution chain,” Amin remarked during a ceremony to commemorate International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking here on Friday. Amin suggested that one approach to combat drug trafficking was by consistently curbing…

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Govt prioritizes changing public mindset on reducing land degradation

Jakarta The government has channeled its efforts to change the public outlook in preventing environmental degradation, particularly by minimizing land degradation in the country, the Environment and Forestry Ministry stated. “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020 is focusing on efforts to change the public outlook and mindset on the issue,” Deputy Minister of Environment and Forestry Alue Dohong stated during a virtual discussion here on Friday. The United Nations’ World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to draw attention to the pressing…

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