Enact term limits to keep officials in line

first_imgCome November, remember this before it’s too late.No incumbent should get re-elected and somebody in power should stand up and demand limits on the amount of time any politician can serve — local, state and country.If there had been term limits, there wouldn’t be allegations of sexual misconduct of 20 to 30 or 40 years ago.Get the picture?Anne FringoMiddleburghMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe the people have the right and option to change the face of Washington, D.C.last_img read more

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Indonesian churches call for online worship, sermons amid concerns over COVID-19

first_imgIn an attempt to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) has developed online services to help its followers worship at home.PGI chairman Gomar Gultom said the measure was taken after President Joko “Jokowi’ Widodo asked people to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday. “We support the President’s instruction to limit activities in public places, including in churches,” Gomar said as quoted by the PGI official website, pgi.or.id.”Since yesterday, I’ve distributed letters of advice to our members, urging them to reduce unnecessary travel and meetings. I have also suggested that they consider online fellowship as an alternative by using an e-church,” Gomar said.He explained that several churches had implemented e-church procedures, such as GKI Pondok Indah and JPCC. Both churches have canceled services but they provide online sermons through radio and video streaming.”We don’t have many churches that are ready [for e-church] because of limited infrastructure, but we’ll be more prepared in the future so members can worship from home,” he said. He urged churches that still provide services to prepare hand sanitizers for their members and to check visitor temperatures before entering. He also advised them to clean public spaces with disinfectant prior to services.West Java Synod Assembly Workers’ Board of the Indonesian Christian Church (BPMSW GKI) has adopted a similar approach by advising all churches to perform online Sunday services on March 22 and 29.BPMSW GKI general secretary Cordelia Gunawan said the board would temporarily halt clergy rotations.Cordelia asked pastors to reduce out-of-town services and limit church activities.”We advise [all churches] to cancel all activities besides Sunday services, weddings and funerals,” he said.He also advised all members to avoid physical contact to prevent COVID-19 infection. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Discusses Workforce Development and Safe Staffing with Pittsburgh-area Nurses

first_imgGovernor Wolf Discusses Workforce Development and Safe Staffing with Pittsburgh-area Nurses May 24, 2018 Healthcare,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Workforce Development Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today joined a group of nurses for a roundtable discussion on workforce development, nursing careers and safe staffing ratios. The event was held at Community College of Allegheny County.“Nursing careers can be incredibly rewarding and caring for people is a job that requires a mix of toughness and love,” Gov. Wolf said. “I want to ensure that our nurses are supported in their careers so that they find fulfillment and so patients receive the most appropriate levels of care across the commonwealth.”According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, there are more than 250,000 nurses in Pennsylvania, the largest single group of health care workers in the state. With an average salary for registered nurses at more than $69,000 and licensed practical nurses at just over $47,000, nursing can be rewarding both professionally and personally.The governor was joined by nurses from Washington and Beaver counties, Pittsburgh and Erie. Participants shared stories about their careers and expressed concerns on safe staff-to-patient ratios, an issue the governor supports.“We must ensure that patients are receiving the level of care their conditions require for the best care outcomes,” Gov. Wolf said. “We need to support our nurses, too, by making sure these ratios allow them to provide the best possible care without sacrificing their own health and well-being.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Family living in Idalia

first_img23 Somerville Pl, IdaliaTHIS well appointed two-storey house in the heart of Idalia would make the perfect home for a large family.23 Somerville Place is on the market for $698,000 and has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.The spacious home has 389sq m of under-roof space and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Selling agent Janice Gallagher said the home would suit a large family. 23 Somerville Pl, IdaliaOwner Mary Connor said the home had plenty of room for a family to spread out and was also great for entertaining.“It’s a big home and we had a wonderful Christmas celebration there,” she said.“I love the downstairs level of the home because you have a huge living room which leads out to the patio and the pool, which is great for entertaining.“Idalia is also a lovely, family-friendly suburb and it has wonderful walking tracks.” 23 Somerville Place will be open for inspection on Sunday from 1pm-1.45pm. For more information call Ms Gallagher on 0418 778 333. 23 Somerville Pl, Idalia“It has a large veranda upstairs which would be perfect for entertaining,” she said.“The home is immaculate, so you wouldn’t have to do anything to it and you could move straight in. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“The suburb of Idalia is also really popular with families and there is plenty of things to do with the kids.“Most of the interest we have received for this property has been from families.”The home also has a separate kitchenette downstairs and outside there is an in-ground swimming pool, three-car garage and garden shed.The house is on a low-maintenance 568sq m block with landscaped gardens and an automated sprinkler system.last_img read more

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Wartsila Retrofits North Sea Giant’s Energy Storage Solution

first_imgWärtsilä has agreed to retrofit the energy storage solution on board the North Sea Giant subsea construction vessel.The vessel will be fitted with an energy storage system that reduces the vessel’s energy consumption, operating costs and exhaust emissions.The retrofit energy storage system improves the operational efficiency and environmental footprint of the North Sea Giant, responding to key requirements of Norwegian North Sea Shipping, the owner of the vessel.In addition to the hybrid/battery solution, the agreement includes transformers, filters, switchboard, shore connection equipment, upgrades of existing components and commissioning.“For us is it important to reduce environmental emissions and modernize the vessel to make it more competitive. In addition, with a more efficient vessel, we will save fuel expenses. The estimated reduction in emissions is 5.5 million kg CO2, 30 tons of NOx and 1,200 kg SOx per year,” said CEO Hallvard Klepsvik, North Sea Shipping.last_img read more

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Tornado May Have Hit Osgood Thursday, Forecasters Say

first_imgPreliminary reports indicate that a tornado may have touched down in Osgood Thursday.The National Weather Service (NWS) might be close to confirming that a tornado did in fact touch down in Ripley County Thursday night.Ripley County EMA and officials from the NWS have been in the Osgood area on North Finks Road on Friday assessing storm damage.A home was damaged with multiple windows blown out and knocked off of its foundation.Ken Haydu, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, Ohio, indicated that the windows were blown out on each side of the trailer, and installation blown in to the home by an east wind. He said wind was blowing to the south and southwest on Thursday night.“The only way they could have had that east wind is a tornado,” Haydu added.“Right now everything is preliminary but the one thing we’re pretty sure of is that we had a tornado down here last night,” said Ken Haydu. “What were trying to judge is how strong it was, an EF-0 or EF-1, were the winds 70-80 mile an hour or were they 100 mile an hour.”Inside that home last night, the homeowner and her granddaughter took shelter in an interior room of the residence.“I think that is what saved them from injury or possibly worse,” Haydu said. “When we put out those tornado warning’s we always tell people to go to an interior room, that’s the safest place to be.”“I think Ripley County now has a classic example that it does work,” Haydu explained.Less than a mile from the house, a barn was damaged as well as power lines were knocked down. Haydu is assessing the location on Friday afternoon.WRBI will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.last_img read more

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Solskjaer: Ighalo will shine against Chelsea

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Odion Ighalo to make an immediate impact in Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea. The on-loan striker will be in the squad for Monday’s crunch tie in the race for Champions League qualification – despite not having a single day’s training with his new teammates. Ighalo has even been kept away from the club’s Carrington training ground since arriving from Shanghai Shenhua at the start of the month amid coronavirus fears. The 30-year-old will have his first full session with the rest of Solskjaer’s squad on Sunday and travel down to London for the game at Stamford Bridge. Ighalo hasn’t played competitively since December 6 – but Solskjaer believes he can still give United the edge against fourth-placed Chelsea. “It didn’t take me too long (when I joined United),” said the Norwegian. “I didn’t have a training session to come on. “As a striker you get thrown out there and it might be he’ll have to come off the bench, give us a goal and he does what he’s always done. “He’ll be involved with us and travel down with us. “We’ve kept in touch with him and of course we’ve done our own programme, he’s done his, and it was always going to be a case of him having to integrate having been out in China. “He needs to get used to the players, the team, up to speed as quick as he can. “He’s been working really hard, pinching himself at times that he’s at his favourite club at the age of 30 – but he’s earned that one and hopefully he impresses us so we can see him play.” Paul Scholes has questioned Ighalo’s move, saying: “It’s good to have an extra body, but when you’re United you want an extra body with quality and he’s got that to prove. “He’ll bring something different. I don’t see him starting many games.” But Solskjaer has defended United’s desperate late dash to sign him, adding: “The injury to Marcus Rashford, it has to be said, we needed another forward. “When we got the chance to get Odion on a loan that was for us a goalscorer, the top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations last year, he can help the club. “He’s a very professional player, a good lad and will give something to the group. “Anthony (Martial) and Mason (Greenwood) have played loads of games. We lacked that bit of spark, but Odion, we hope adding that striker will give us a different type of striker. “It is a chance in games to rest Anthony or Mason, play in a different way maybe.”Tags: ChelseaCoronavirusManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

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United, Arsenal Play for Pride as Wenger Seeks First Away Point…

first_imgAfter boxing themselves to a corner ahead of their second leg clash at the Wanda Metropolitano, in spite of playing with a man advantage for the better part of their Europa clash against Atletico, Arsenal will tomorrow turn their attention to the Premier League, seeking their first away point of the year against bitter rivals-Manchester United. Though, both teams have little to play for- as the Red Devils have confirmed their top-four spot, while the Gunners are out of the Europe elite competition, they however would be playing for prideM anchester United welcome one of our fiercest rivals to Old Trafford this weekend, as Arsene Wenger prepares to lead out his Arsenal team at the Theatre of Dreams for the final time. Securing European football for next season is firmly on the mind of both teams – with the Reds able to confirm a place in the UEFA Champions League group phase for 2018/19 with a win, while the Gunners are battling to hold off Burnley in the fight for a UEFA Europa League place.Arsenal have endured a tough season by their standards and currently sit sixth in the table – 11 points behind their North London rivals Tottenham. Only a win at Old Trafford, where they haven’t won in the league since 2006, would give the Gunners a mathematical chance of returning to the top-four this term with three subsequent games left to play.Wenger’s team have uncharacteristically struggled on their travels this season and, remarkably, are the only club in the top four divisions of English football yet to take a league point away from home in 2018. Despite that, they have won four of their last five matches in the Premier League and have lost just once in their last nine games, after a run of four straight defeats between February and March. But the Londoners may feel somewhat demoralised after conceding the initiative to Atletico in their Europa League semi-final by shipping a late goal to draw 1-1 in the first leg at the Emirates on Thursday night.Wenger’s clashes with Alex Ferguson defined an era within the Premier League era and his relationship with current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been laced with bitterness.Ferguson said he felt “proud to have been a rival, colleague and friend” of Wenger after the 68-year-old announced he was stepping down at the end of the season.“We are friends now, Alex Ferguson and myself,” Wenger said this week, confirming the two had put their fierce rivalry behind them.Mourinho also held out the hand of friendship.“If he respects me even 50 per cent of what I respect him we can even be friends in the future. I have lots of respect for him.But the reality is that he was at Arsenal, he was the champion and I came to the country in 2004 and wanted to steal his title. That’s football,” he told Sky Sports News. ”Meanwhile, deposed champions Chelsea have Tottenham Hotspur in their sights as they aim to end their season on a high while the Premier League’s bottom three are eyeing a dramatic escape.With the title done and dusted, champions Manchester City are now left chasing records but there are still plenty of issues left to be decided at both ends of the table.Chelsea, full of confidence after reaching the FA Cup final, have not given up hope of catching Tottenham in fourth place in the Premier League as they prepare to travel to Swansea City.Antonio Conte’s side looked out of the running for the Champions League places a few weeks ago but two wins combined with a defeat and draw for Spurs have left them just five points adrift of their London rivals with four games to go.Mauricio Pochettino must find a way to lift his disappointed team after they squandered a lead against Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal last week to extend their run of trophyless seasons to 10.The Spurs boss started speculation over his future after Tottenham’s eighth successive FA Cup semifinal defeat, saying the club “need more time, of course with me or another”. But he knows it is imperative they reach the Champions League for the third season running.Southampton boss Mark Hughes knows he is running out of time if he wants to avoid the nightmare scenario of managing two relegated clubs in the same season.Southampton, with four games remaining, host Bournemouth today after a draw with Leicester City halted a run of four consecutive defeats.Hughes’s former club Stoke City and even West Bromwich Albion have also stopped the rot in recent weeks but they have just three games left to save themselves, with Stoke travelling to Liverpool.West Brom, eight points from safety, appear doomed barring a miracle and it is difficult to see Stoke mustering enough points to survive but Hughes is clinging on to hope and a win for Saints could drag Swansea, Huddersfield Town, West Ham United and Crystal Palace into the relegation mix.“Our fixtures have been difficult since I’ve been here, one home game, so it’s not been easy,” said the Southampton boss, who has top scorer Charlie Austin fit again after injury.“Clearly now we need performances and results. Charlie is fine, he’s available. We’re pleased with what he’s showing. He’s a guy that will create chances and test goalkeepers, that is what we need. Given a run of games, Charlie will always score goals.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety incident report summary between Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9. Crimes against propertyat 8:02 p.m. on April 8, the RadioShack store manager reported that a suspect had entered RadioShack and attempted to return an iPod cable for a refund using a receipt for a different item. The manager denied the refund, and a subsequent review of video footage revealed that the suspect had stolen the cable on a previous occasion.Miscellaneous incidentsat 11:31 a.m. on April 8, DPS members responded to the sound of an explosion outside the Physical Education building. A student directed them to a bicycle from which he had observed smoke emanating. Upon inspection, the officers determined that an overinflated tire on the bicycle had exploded.at 12:17 p.m. on April 8, DPS officers conducting a patrol check in Parking Structure D noticed that the glass window on a firebox had been shattered and that the fire hose inside the box had been pulled out.at 2:26 p.m. on April 8, a non-USC female reported she was being harassed through social media by a fellow student, and she felt her personal safety was in danger.at 12:27 p.m. on April 9, a Metro bus driver flagged down patrolling DPS officers, reporting that two suspects on the bus were causing a disturbance and requested their removal. DPS escorted the two off the bus and were released after being questioned by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies.last_img read more

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County Board explain arguments in successful Callanan appeal

first_imgThe Premier County received a welcome boost last night when the Central Appeals Committee overturned the one-match suspension handed down to the Tipp full forward after it was first rejected by the CHC. The Drom-an-Inch native was sent-off in the League quarter-final against Offaly and had looked set to miss Sunday’s semi-final against Waterford.County Secretary Tim Floyd says their successful appeal at the CAC was based on three main points.last_img

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