Dreamers should all serve in military first

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am a disabled veteran of World War II. To all you liberal Democrats: You don’t know what it is to suffer for this great country of ours.You want everything, but you will not sacrifice anything for this great country. You want the Dreamers to become citizens. Regarding Dec. 7, 1941, if we where all liberals and let the Japanese take over our great country, would you have the freedom we have now? If you want the Dreamers to be citizens of our great country, let them serve four years in the military — active duty — and then they will be come good citizens of this great country of ours.Thank God, we have a president that is trying to protect us. Vincent BelardoAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Telkomsel says Sumatra network restored ‘100%’ after Tuesday’s fire

first_imgMobile network operator Telkomsel announced on Wednesday that its island-wide network on Sumatra was restored after a fire erupted on Tuesday afternoon at its offices in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province.“[The network] has been restored 100 percent,” Telkomsel vice president of corporate communications Denny Abidin said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com, and that customers could access all services as usual.”We apologize to customers for this inconvenience. We appreciate our loyal customers for continuing to use our services,” he added. A fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon at the Telkom building on Jl Jenderal Sudirman in Pekanbaru, damaging the automated telephone center (STO) and disrupting the services of both Telkom and parent company Telkom in certain areas of the province.The outage affected Telkomsel customers in Sumatra who reported that the company’s telephone, SMS and internet services, including Telkom’s IndiHome wireless service, became unavailable as a result of the fire.Rozi Syahputera, a customer in Medan, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday evening that he had no mobile signal since the afternoon, disgruntled that it was taking Telkomsel so long to restore the connection.”I am disappointed. No phone calls or the internet since this afternoon. We do not know how long it will take [to restore access],” Rozi said. He added that he had been forced to switch temporarily to another provider to regain access to the internet.Iyan, an ojol (ride-hailing motorcycle taxi driver), said he was severely affected by the network outage that had disrupted his ability to deliver food.“A customer ordered [food] when the network was still fine, but I couldn’t contact the person [later] when the network was [down]. I couldn’t deliver the order,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Office of Advocacy and Reform Announces Plan to Build a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania

first_img May 07, 2020 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release The Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR), established by Governor Tom Wolf’s 2019 executive order to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable populations, today announced the launch of a volunteer think tank comprised of 25 experts representing a diversity of fields and backgrounds who will develop a plan to make Pennsylvania a trauma-informed state.“The people of Pennsylvania are compassionate, thoughtful and resilient. We take care of each other, and that drive to protect our families and our neighbors has never been more obvious than these past few months as we’ve bonded together to fight COVID-19,” said Gov. Wolf. “This group of experts, led by the Office of Advocacy and Reform, will build on this foundation to ensure that local and state government agencies use trauma-informed principles to guide all decisions that affect Pennsylvanians and that we continue to improve our systems that protect vulnerable populations. Thank you to these volunteers for their efforts to build a trauma-informed Pennsylvania.”As a companion to the governor’s multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in Pennsylvania, OAR announced in January that the agency was looking for a group of cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners in the field of trauma, and how the brain heals from its effects, to form a think tank.The group will focus on setting guidelines, benchmarks, and goals for trauma-informed care across the commonwealth. In addition, the group is also expanding its original mandate to strategize how to heal the trauma that all Pennsylvanians are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our work is more important than ever,” said Dan Jurman, Executive Director of the Office of Advocacy and Reform. “Every Pennsylvanian is experiencing trauma and toxic stress right now, affecting the behavioral health of each and every one of us.”The 25 experts chosen to participate are from urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the commonwealth and represent the fields of psychiatry, psychology, law enforcement, county government, clergy, social work, counseling, mindfulness, community development, education, sexual assault recovery, addiction recovery, domestic violence services, child maltreatment solutions, nursing, public health, pediatric medicine, prison re-entry, and philanthropy. Photos and bios of think tank members are available here.“The diversity of experiences and perspectives represented in this group will be absolutely key to the success of our mission,” Jurman said. “I’m grateful to everyone who raised their hand to help, and I look forward to working with this group on a plan that will make a positive difference in the lives of so many vulnerable Pennsylvanians.”The think tank will meet several times over the next few months to collaborate on setting trauma-informed standards that can guide the work of state agencies, as well as local government and nonprofit organizations across the commonwealth. When the first phase is completed, the members of the think tank who wish to continue serving will shift to an advisory role, helping OAR build a network of trauma-informed providers who learn from each other, support pilots and innovation, share best practices, and push the initial guidelines even further over time as our understanding of brain science and trauma-informed approaches evolves and broadens.Another 43 think tank applicants who weren’t chosen to participate in this first phase of plan development have been invited to assist with building the statewide network.OAR plans to make the resulting plan to transform Pennsylvania into a trauma-informed state public in July.“This current crisis has shown us all how vulnerable we are,” Jurman added, “This is our chance to eliminate stigma and misunderstanding and replace them with knowledge about how the brain works and empathy for each other to fundamentally change the way we approach trauma as a commonwealth.”View this information in Spanish. Gov. Wolf: Office of Advocacy and Reform Announces Plan to Build a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

BP hands out subsea contracts for West African development

first_imgOil major BP has selected McDermott and Baker Hughes, a GE company, for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for SURF and SPS scope of work of BP’s Tortue/Ahmeyim field development. McDermott and Baker Hughes on Monday announced the selection of front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of the substantial EPCI contract for the Tortue/Ahmeyim field development, a major gas project located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.During this initial engineering phase, McDermott said it will work on defining the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the project, while BHGE will focus on the subsea production system (SPS) scope. The FEED is scheduled to begin and complete this year.The agreement contains a mechanism to allow transition of the contract to a lump sum EPCI contract at a later date. McDermott will work jointly with BHGE to provide an optimized, integrated solution.Scott Munro, Vice President of Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “Building on our relationship with BP on Angelin, McDermott’s focus on modernized project management and a collaborative approach will create a fully inclusive, open and transparent working environment for BP and major partners to ensure success. Our integrated approach with BHGE will bring the best total solution to BP that we believe will provide schedule and budget certainty.”Graham Gillies, Vice President, Subsea Production Systems and Subsea Services at BHGE, said: “We will be working closely with BP and McDermott on this strategically-important gas project, that will benefit from our extensive knowledge of deep water, large bore gas technologies and FEED capabilities.”“Increasingly, industry players are looking for commercially-innovative business models and integrated offerings that help reduce costs, while increasing efficiency and productivity. This is an excellent example of how the industry has evolved its approach, with global operators now embracing the benefits of early engagement with OEMs and service providers.”McDermott expects to use the Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) module from its new digital platform Gemini XD to deliver advanced technology through project execution and the development of a digital twin of the complete system.The project will also benefit from BHGE’s RealTrack digital collaboration tool which provides live, real-time reporting of schedule progress, document status and issues management for more efficient project execution. RealTrack is designed to help customers optimize their operations, respond quickly to arising issues and plan effectively for changing requirements as projects evolve.Teams from McDermott and BHGE will perform the project management and FEED work from McDermott’s Epsom facility in the United Kingdom.The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. From here liquids are removed and the export gas is transported via a pipeline to the floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) hub terminal where the gas is liquefied.The Tortue/Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal. The Tortue discovery was made by Kosmos Energy, which farmed down its investment to BP in December 2016. BP now has the largest interest (~60%) among the four partners in the project and is the operator.last_img read more

Messi reveals what Real Madrid are missing since Ronaldo’s exit

first_img Messi gave a revealing interview with Mundo Deportivo this week and was also asked how much Ronaldo’s departure has impacted Real. Loading… “They have lost a great source of goals,” he said.“That’s something obvious but he did offer plenty of other aspects but when a side loses a source of 50 goals a season, you’re going to notice that. After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rivalled each other for goals, records and titles in LaLiga over nine years, the FC Barcelona captain has now explained what Real Madrid are missing since his arch nemesis left.Advertisementcenter_img “Madrid do have fine players but Cristiano was a guarantee to bag 50 goals per campaign.”Ronaldo and Messi battled each other for the Pichichi award for the top goalscorer in LaLiga, with the Portuguese winning it thrice during his stint at Real, while Messi won it five times over the same period and has added another one last season.Read Also: Lyon president Aulas: We tried to buy RonaldoInterestingly, during his time in Spain, Ronaldo became Real’s all-time record goalscorer, netting 450 times in 438 games, while he has also climbed into second spot among the top scorers in LaLiga history, with only Messi ahead of him.Ronaldo lifted 16 trophies during his stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, while Real have only managed to add another two since he has left the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffitilast_img read more

Taylor enjoys winning return

first_img Taylor received a raucous reception at the purpose-built boxing arena which was filled to capacity on a night on which 15 national men’s and women’s champions were also crowned. It was the kind of low-key comeback favoured by Taylor, who has admitted struggling with the fame foisted upon her since she underlined her status as her nation’s favourite sports star with victory in London. Taylor was caught by a couple of counters in the second round but soon found her range with her clubbing left hand, and seemed to relish the chance to work off the rust that had gathered from her six months out of the ring. Another booming left at the start of the third prompted the referee’s intervention to issue Graczyk a standing eight count, and Taylor’s relentless accuracy and range of shots soon had the referee interrupting again. The Pole’s sparse shots seemed almost feeble in response, with every Taylor strike jolting her opponent back, and Graczyk did admirably well to make it all the way to the final bell. It was the start of a busy weekend for Taylor, who is scheduled to fight again in Dublin on Sunday as she builds up to her competitive return, which is likely to come at the EU Championships in Hungary in June. Earlier, Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan claimed his third straight national title at flyweight, easing away for a comprehensive 20-9 win over Chris Phelan. Beijing silver medallist Ken Egan announced his retirement after suffering his third straight finals defeat to Joe Ward at light-heavyweight, taking a standing count en route to a 25-5 defeat. The 31-year-old Egan was bidding to become the first man to win 11 Irish senior titles and brought everything, but was simply outgunned by the sustained ferocity of an opponent 13 years his junior. Olympic champion Katie Taylor marked her return to action for the first time since her gold medal triumph last August with a 28-5 win over Poland’s Karolina Graczyk at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Balmuchu joins Jamshedpur FC

first_imgJamshedpur, June 19 : Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Indian midfielder Sanjay Balmuchu in a three-year deal.Born in Jharkhand, Sanjay is a local talent with a pedigree of representing some top clubs both in the I-League and the Indian Super League. An, ex-Tata Football Academy cadet, Sanjay started his professional career with Churchill Brothers in the I-League before moving to Mohammedan Sporting and later Mohun Bagan. He also featured for FC Goa in the 2016 season before moving to a title winning season with Chennayin FC in 2017-18.Sanjay can play both as a center-back and as a defensive midfielder giving enough cover for the squad.On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Sanjay said: “Jamshedpur FC is like a boon to the state of Jharkhand and the city of Jamshedpur. IANSlast_img read more

Cricket News David Warner Scores Maiden T20I Century On Birthday As Australia Thump Sri Lanka

first_imgNew Delhi: David Warner celebrated 33rd birthday in style scoring his maiden T20I century. Warner scored unbeaten 100, off just 56 deliveries, as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 134 runs in the first T20I match in the three-match series. David Warner, who is Australia’s highest run-scorer in T20Is, smashed four sixes and 10 fours, as he smashed Sri Lankan bowlers all around Adelaide.  Warner’s highest ever T20I score came in his first game at home for Australia since his year-long ban over his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.Warner, along with Finch, got off to a cracking start, scoring 57 in the powerplay. The duo carried on the onslaught until Aaron Finch fell for 64, with the score at 122.  Glen Maxwell smashed 62 off just 28 deliveries as he put up a 107-run stand with Warner as Australia reached 233 for 2 in their 20 overs.In reply, Sri Lanka were never in chase they could manage just 99 runs with loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Reggae Boyz lose 3-1 to Peru

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz, lost 3-1 to Peru in an international friendly in Arequipa Tuesday night.The Theodore Whitmore coached Reggae Boyz is preparing for this summer’s Caribbean Cup and Gold Cup.They were outclassed by the high-pressing Peruvians who opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Christian Cueva played a through ball to Paolo Guerrero who shot at goal. Goalkeeper Andre Blake parried the ball and the rebound fell to Edison Flores, who made no mistake from close range.Jamaica took a long time to settle and was guilty of wayward passing in the first half. The hosts would double their lead in the 44th minute after Renato Tapia, who was left unmarked on a corner kick and headed the ball past Blake.Peru continued to press in the second half forcing Jamaica to concede several corner kicks. It didn’t take long for the pressing to pay off as Paolo Guerrero, who after coming off because of a bloody nose, returned to the field of play and was almost immediately put through to slot home past Blake to make it 3-0 in the 59th minute.Jamaica’s consolation came from the penalty spot in the 86th minute.Owein Gordon drove into the box and was hit in the face by an errant arm from Nilson Loyola. The referee showed Loyola a yellow card and awarded Jamaica a penalty. Jermaine Johnson then calmly put the ball past Jose Carvalho.Jamaica will turn its attention to the Caribbean Cup in Martinique where they play French Guiana in the first semi-final on June 22 at 6:00pm while Curacao will take on Martinique at 8:30pm.The title will be decided on June 25 at 7:30pm.last_img read more

Miller: NBA’s offseason intrigue more riveting than regular season

first_imgKevin Durant made the cover of Sports Illustrated this month simply because he switched teams, pro basketball’s transition game again yielding in significance to its transaction game.I have to be honest, until he signed with the Lakers, Timofey Mozgov seemed about as relevant in the NBA as a Zamboni. Then, in an instant, he couldn’t have been more popular on social media had his name been Timofey Kardashian.Where players once were celebrated for breaking their opponents’ ankles, they now are recognized more for breaking their fans’ hearts.LeBron James “The Decision” is still more jarring than LeBron James “The Block,” the former also leading directly to two championships compared to only one for the latter.What these players might do in the first week of July is now undeniably titillating, particularly when compared to what they might do in the first quarter of a game in January. The TV ratings for this season’s NBA Finals were down from a year ago until Game 7 produced the highest number since Michael Jordan was making history happen for the Bulls.Yet, no one, at least based on the sheer volume being produced by various media outlets, can consume enough speculation about who’s coming, who’s going and who’s staying put.Just take Blake Griffin, who, given the rumors, is doing all three of those things and probably at the same time.Last week, the story was about the Clippers trading Griffin to Boston, perhaps at any moment. This week, the story was about Oklahoma City signing Griffin next summer to pair with Russell Westbrook.The second report ran in direct contrast to the report that had Cleveland pursuing both Griffin and Westbrook, assuming the report that had Chicago preparing to trade Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic for Griffin doesn’t happen first.At this rate, by the end of July, about the only team not linked to Griffin will be the Clippers, and they’re the ones who actually have him and, in all likelihood, will still have him when the 2016-17 season opens.Doc Rivers, who not only coaches the Clippers but also makes pretty much every important decision about the franchise not relating to Chuck the Condor, has made a point in the past of emphasizing his desire to keep Griffin.It is a well-reasoned stance, seeing how Griffin is really good at basketball and the Clippers are interested in remaining really good at basketball, too.According to those who know these things, the Clippers are focused on adding stars – that is the trend in the NBA, you know – not subtracting them.But, I will admit, we can’t be 100-percent certain about any of this stuff anymore, the only evidence needed being all those stories about how Durant was going to remain with the Thunder.There has been speculation about Griffin and the Clippers parting ways going back to the NBA trade deadline in February, when his potential landing spots were rumored to be Atlanta, Boston, New York and Denver.Eventually, someone is bound to be right about Griffin leaving, even baseball’s worst hitters – by which I mean everyone who has attempted to play left field for the Angels since 2014 — manage a batting average above .000.Until then, we must rely on the insight of “sources,” some of whom have insight that isn’t terribly insightful at all.I know The Oklahoman employs plenty of quality journalists. So I’m not sure why the newspaper felt the need to, in a story about Westbrook, report the following: “One source described him as ticked off about the Kevin Durant departure.”Really? No way. I’m pretty certain everyone else assumed this fact without consulting their sources. I mean, being abandoned in Oklahoma is bound to tick off anyone who, legally speaking, can’t be classified as livestock.But I don’t blame The Oklahoman for chasing every story angle when it comes to the Thunder. This is summer, after all, a time when the NBA is free to fascinate us without also burdening us with actual games.It is the greatest example yet of the proliferation of fantasy sports, reality having no place in a world where a player the quality of Blake Griffin, who once jumped over a car to dunk, can be passed around like an old trade-in.Yeah, so many of these rumors seem like long shots, but long shots sometimes do go in. Who knows? Soon enough, the longest of them could even be worth four points. No one knows basketball success quite like Phil Jackson, who can’t even wear all his NBA title rings simultaneously unless he pierces his ears with two of them and sticks the 13th through his nose.So it was notable recently when Jackson suggested the league could increase its appeal by adding a 4-point shot.Like the idea or not, you have to appreciate Jackson trying to come up with a way of making things more interesting.Frankly, these days, the NBA offseason is way more entertaining than the NBA in season; the games are helplessly definitive while the off-court possibilities are limitless – in both number and intrigue.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more