Malverne Teen in Crash still Critical; Sister Remembered as ‘Happy Spirited Girl’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 13-year-old girl seriously injured in a tragic crash Monday that killed her older sister is still listed in critical condition, Nassau County police said.The teen, identified by the Malverne Union Free School District as Elizabeth Garcia Gamez, was ejected from the car during the crash and suffered severe head and body trauma, police said.Her 15-year-old sister, Cindy Garcia, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 10:31 p.m. on Monday, police said.Malverne Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. James Hunderfund expressed condolences to the teens’ family and friends in a statement released online.“It is with great sadness to learn of the car accident that took the life of Cindy Garcia and left her younger sister Elizabeth Garcia Gamez critically injured,” he said.Hunderfund said Cindy, a sophomore at Malverne High School, entered the district in the ninth grade and was a “positive and happy spirited girl who was liked by many people.”“In the short time that she was with us,” he said of Cindy, who enjoyed playing soccer, “she left a huge impact within our district.”Her younger sister Elizabeth, an eight grader at Howard T. Herber Middle School, has been recognized as a scholar-athlete for her prowess on the soccer field and in the classroom.“A high honor roll student, Elizabeth has a warm personality and is extremely well-loved by her teachers and peers,” Hunderfund said.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family and wish her a quick and full recovery,” he added.Police have yet to officially identify the sisters.The two teens were riding in a 2000 Toyota being driven by their 19-year-old cousin, police said, when the car collided with a 2009 Toyota making a U-turn near West Merrick Road and Boden Avenue around 9:23 p.m.The car the sisters were passengers in struck several parking meters after the collision and then slammed into a utility pole, police said.The 31-year-old man behind the wheel of the other Toyota was not injured.Police are investigating the crash but said it doesn’t appear to be criminal.last_img read more

Taiwanese CPC, Pertamina sign deal for $8b petrochemical plant

first_imgThe statement added that Pertamina and CPC had been in talks over the project since late 2018. The two companies completed a feasibility study the following year.Read also: Pertamina picks Siemens to supply machinery for Balikpapan refineryOnce expansion of the Balongan refinery is completed in 2022, the facility’s fuel output capacity is expected to rise by 20 percent to 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), excluding petrochemical production, in meeting Indonesia’s growing demand for transportation fuels. Pertamina is working to develop six other refineries for similar reasons.Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Bahlil Lahadali, who witnessed Friday’s signing, said his office had confirmed tax holiday incentives for the project in supporting the development. “This is a government priority project. We will absolutely support it,” he said.Pertamina previously said it planned for its Balongan facility to produce 1 million tons of ethylene each year. Ethylene, like most petrochemicals, is mainly used to produce plastics, allowing Pertamina to diversify revenue streams during periods of low fuel demand such as is happening amid the coronavirus pandemic.Consumption plunged 35 percent to 65,678 kiloliters per day in April from the daily average in January and February — before the country introduced a physical distancing policy requiring people to stay at home to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.Read also: Oil giant Pertamina delves into health industry amid drop in fuel demandDue to the falling demand, Pertamina projects its revenue to fall by up to 45 percent below initial expectations under a worst-case scenario.Pertamina spokeswoman Fajriyah Usman told The Jakarta Post on May 18 that the oil company would prepare the base ingredients for pharmaceutical production, then either state-owned pharmaceutical company Kimia Farma or Kimia Farma with Pertamina would process the ingredients into pharmaceuticals.“We are still discussing the details,” Ganti Winarno, corporate secretary at Kimia Farma, told the Post Wednesday last week.Topics : State-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina signed on Friday a head of agreement with Taiwanese counterpart CPC to develop a petrochemical facility in Balongan, West Java.The US$8 billion petrochemical facility, slated for commercial operation in 2026, represents the third phase expansion of Pertamina’s Balongan oil refinery.“This project is an important step in strengthening Pertamina’s petrochemical business such that, in the next 10 years, Pertamina can become a major petrochemical business player in the Asia- Pacific,” said Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati in a statement that day.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma appointed as the brand ambassador of LaLiga

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