moe. Adds More 2018 Tour Dates Following Rob Derhak’s Cancer Victory

first_imgCelebrating the news of a cancer-free diagnosis by band member Rob Derhak, Buffalo rockers moe. has added two more weekends’ worth of shows at the State Theatre in Portland, ME on Feb. 16 & 17 and a return to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY on Feb. 23 & 24. These new 2018 dates are in addition to the recently-announced two nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on February 2 – 3, 2018, and one night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 12, 2018.moe.’s Rob Derhak Is Officially Cancer FreeMoe. cancelled the majority of their 2017 Summer Tour after the band’s bassist/vocalist, Rob Derhak, was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Cancer earlier this year. On November 29, he officially announced:“After being scanned, poked, and prodded my doctors have given me a green light… Although I’ll need to continue the doctors’ visits for the next 5 years, they’ve given me a clean bill of health and declared me cancer free, with only a minimal chance that it will return. So thank you to everyone that was pulling for me. The support I received was instrumental in helping me get through this. I am truly looking forward to seeing everyone when I hit the stage again this February, with moe.”Founded in 1990, moe. carved a niche for themselves with a distinct blend of Americana, melodic turns, clever songwriting, and jam band ethics. Members Vinnie Amico (Drums), Rob Derhak (bass/vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar/vocals), Jim Loughlin (Percussion/Vibes) and Al Schnier (guitar/vocals) have built a dedicated following through their extensive touring and musical output.An online request period for tickets is currently underway here. The request period will end Tuesday, December 12th at 11:59pm ET. VIP packages are currently available here. Tickets for all shows go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 15th at 10:00am ET and may be purchased online.MOE. – 2018 TOUR DATESFeb. 2 Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY * with Kung FuFeb. 3 Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYFeb. 16 State Theatre – Portland, MEFeb. 17 State Theatre – Portland, MEFeb. 23 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY * with AqueousFeb. 24 Palace Theatre – Albany, NYJul. 12 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, COlast_img read more

NYC’s New Rooftop Venue ‘Pier 17’ Announces Inaugural Concert Series

first_imgNew York City is about to receive another new concert venue, Pier 17–opening up on August 1, 2018. In Manhattan’s Seaport District, the 3,400-capacity, 1.5-acre rooftop venue will have the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade, and the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop. With Live Nation as the exclusive promoter to the new rooftop stage, the Seaport District venue has announced the full artist lineup for the inaugural Pier 17 concert series.To kick off the concert series, Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings will perform a free public concert on Saturday, July 28 as a thank you to the community for its unyielding support. There will be a mix of general-admission and seated concerts through October 12, including Kings of Leon (2 nights), Michael McDonald, deadmau5, Dashboard Confessional, STS9 (two nights with Papadosio and Slow Magic), Diana Ross, Thievery Corporation, and more.Pier 17 will occupy the roof of a four-story, 400,000 square foot complex with retail stores, high-end restaurants by celebrity chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Andrew Carmellini plus a 50,000-square-foot food hall curated by Vongerichten, and entertainment, including Manhattan’s first iPic Theatre; Carla Sozzani‘s concept store, 10 Corso Como; and the new ESPN studios.Tickets for the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series can only be purchased through Seaport District NYC strategic partner, Ticketmaster. A 48-hour pre-sale will be offered to all Chase cardholders, starting May 14 at 10 a.m. (EST), with a general on-sale starting May 18 at 10 a.m. (EST) via Ticketmaster and by calling 1-800-745-3000. In addition, Heineken will be elevating the live entertainment experience at Pier 17 by way of special ticket giveaways for those visiting the Seaport District and the Heineken Riverdeck throughout the summer.See below for the full list of upcoming shows, and head to Pier 17’s website for more information. To see more pictures of the elaborate new venue, head here.Pier 17’s Rooftop Concert Series Calendar:Saturday, July 28 – Jon Batiste with the Dap-Kings (General Admission) – FREE COMMUNITY EVENTWednesday, August 1 – Amy Schumer & Friends (Seated)Thursday, August 2 – Kings of Leon (General Admission)Friday, August 3 – Kings of Leon (General Admission)Thursday, August 9 – Bebe Rexha (General Admission)Sunday, August 12 – Trevor Noah (Seated)Sunday, August 19 – The Summer Ever After Tour featuring All Time Low + Dashboard Confessional with gnash (General Admission)Tuesday, August 21 – Michael McDonald (Seated)Friday, August 24 – Hunter Hayes with Maggie Rose (General Admission)Saturday, August 25 – Gladys Knight + The O’Jays (Seated)Thursday, September 6 – Jeff Dunham (Seated)Friday, September 7 – Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour featuring Ziggy Marley, Steel Pulse and Tribal Seeds (General Admission)Saturday, September 8 – deadmau5 (General Admission)Friday, September 21 – St. Lucia (General Admission)Friday, September 28 – STS9 with Papadosio (General Admission)Saturday, September 29 – STS9 with Slow Magic (General Admission)Sunday, September 30 – Diana Ross (Seated)Friday, October 5 – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (General Admission)Saturday, October 6 – Pink Martini (Seated)Sunday, October 7 – Paul Anka Sings Frank Sinatra – His Songs, My Songs, My Way (Seated)Friday, October 12 – Thievery Corporation (General Admission)*Chase Preferred seating will be made available on May 18 at 10 a.m. EDT for cardholders in lieu of a Chase pre-sale for All Time Low + Dashboard Confessional.View Alllast_img read more

HKS Professor Archon Fung launches Participedia

first_imgAs the Ash Center’s Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship Archon Fung spends his time thinking about the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon public and private governance. Now, he is turning research into action by actively promoting citizen participation with his new website, Participedia. Developed with Mark Warren of the University of British Columbia, Participedia’s goal is nothing less than strengthening democracy with its user-generated library of examples and methods of participatory governance, public deliberation, and collaborative public action. From citizen involvement in budgeting to oversight groups that ensure better health care and social service delivery, government initiatives that encourage democratic participation demonstrate powerful results.Launched in September 2009, Participedia uses the same wiki platform as Wikipedia to tell stories about efforts such as participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil; municipal evaluation meetings in China; and the CaliforniaSpeaks health care dialogue with citizens. Participedia’s open platform allows any user to contribute or edit content. This offers researchers and practitioners a unique one-stop source for information that is normally maintained, to varying degrees, by government agencies and individual funders. In this way, Professor Fung hopes to connect theory with practice. In addition, there are articles on participatory methods, including deliberative polling, citizens’ assemblies, and participatory budgeting, as well as articles about the organizations that sponsor, implement, and study participatory governance. Over time, the project directors anticipate that Participedia will garner hundreds and perhaps thousands of articles.last_img read more

Candidates for Harvard board positions announced

first_imgOnce again this spring, Harvard degree holders will have the opportunity to vote for new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers and elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The elections will begin on April 1. As in 2019, eligible voters will have the option of voting either by traditional paper ballot or online. Completed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 19. All holders of Harvard degrees, except officers of instruction and government at Harvard and members of the Harvard Corporation, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. All Harvard degree holders may vote for HAA elected directors.The candidates listed below will be considered by voters for five anticipated vacancies on the Board of Overseers, and for six openings among the HAA elected directors.Eight of the candidates for Overseer, and all nine of the candidates for HAA elected director, have emerged from this fall’s deliberations of the HAA nominating committee. The committee’s voting members include three current or recent Overseers as well as 10 Harvard alumni of varied backgrounds and experience who are appointed by the HAA executive committee. Through its deliberations extending over the fall, the nominating committee reviewed approximately 300 individuals proposed for inclusion on the Overseers ballot and approximately 200 individuals proposed for inclusion on the ballot for HAA elected directors.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition. This year, five candidates, listed below,  qualified for the ballot through this process by obtaining a required number of signatures from eligible voters.The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards, the other being the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the Board of Overseers exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic directions, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, and has the power of consent to certain actions, such as the election of Corporation members. As a central part of its responsibilities, the Board directs the visitation process, the principal means for external review of the quality and direction of Harvard’s Schools and departments. The current membership of the board is listed here.The candidates’ names appear below in ballot order, as determined by lot.Overseer candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following Overseer candidates for the 2020 election.Diego A. Rodriguez, M.B.A. ’01  B.A./B.S. ’93, Stanford UniversityExecutive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.Palo Alto, Calif.David H. Eun ’89, magna cum laude, J.D. ’93Chief innovation officer, Samsung Electronics, and president, Samsung NEXTNew York, N.Y.Katherine Collins, M.T.S. ’11B.A. ’90, Wellesley CollegeHead of sustainable investing, portfolio manager of the Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and the Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund, Putnam InvestmentsBoston, Mass.Raphael William Bostic ’87, magna cum laudePh.D. ’95, Stanford UniversityPresident and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaDecatur, Ga.Susan Morris Novick ’85, magna cum laude Senior vice president, Merrill; freelance journalist, The New York TimesOld Westbury, N.Y.Tracy K. Smith ’94, cum laudeM.F.A. ’97, Columbia UniversityBerlind Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; 22nd poet laureate of the United StatesPrinceton, N.J.Miki Uchida Tsusaka ’84, magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’88Managing director and senior partner, Boston Consulting GroupTokyo, JapanRyan Wise, Ed.L.D. ’13B.A. ’98, Creighton University; M.P.A. ’08, University of Nebraska OmahaDirector, Iowa Department of Education; dean-designate, Drake University School of EducationDes Moines, IowaBoth Diego Rodriguez (since 2018) and Ryan Wise (since 2019) are current members of the Board of Overseers, completing unexpired terms of Overseers who concluded their service early.The following candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition.Margaret (Midge) Purce ’17Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Soccer TeamPortland, Ore.Jayson Toweh S.M. ’19B.S. ’17, University of MichiganProgram analyst, Environmental Protection AgencyAtlanta, Ga.Lisa Bi Huang M.P.A. ’19B.S./B.A. ’13, Tsinghua University; M.B.A. ’18, University of PennsylvaniaChief financial officer and vice president of growth, OZÉSan Francisco, Calif.John Beatty ’11 cum laudeM.B.A. ’16, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySenior product manager, Amazon.com, Inc.Seattle, Wash.Thea Sebastian ’08, J.D. ’16M.P.P.  ’11, University of Oxford; M.Ed. ’13, Hunter CollegePolicy counsel, Civil Rights CorpsWashington, D.C.The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that actively works to support Harvard alumni volunteers working on behalf of the HAA. The main work of the board focuses on developing volunteer leadership and increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide. In recent years, the board’s priorities have been strengthening outreach to recent graduates; connection to graduate school students and alumni; public and community service; and alumni access to intellectual content.Elected director candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following HAA elected director candidates for the 2020 election.Kelsey Trey Leonard ’10M.Sc. ’11, University of Oxford; J.D. ’15, Duquesne University; Ph.D. ’19, McMaster UniversityBanting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario, CanadaJoyce Y. Zhang ’09M.P.A. ’15, Princeton University; M.B.A. ’15, Stanford UniversityCEO, Alariss GlobalSan FranciscoMallika J. Marshall ’92, cum laudeM.D. ’96, University of California, San FranciscoMedical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General HospitalWeston, Mass.Vanessa Zoltan, M.Div. ’15B.A. ’04, Washington University in St. Louis; M.S. ’09, University of PennsylvaniaCo-founder and CEO, Not Sorry ProductionsMedford, Mass.David R. Scherer ’93, cum laudeM.B.A. ’14, University of ChicagoCEO and principal, Origin Investments; co-founder, One Million DegreesChicagoSantiago Creuheras, A.L.M. ’00, A.L.M. ’01B.S. ’97, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla; M.St. ’14, University of CambridgeSenior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development BankMexico City, Mexico Benjamin D. Wei ’08CEO, Nova InviteNew York, N.Y.Sajida H. Shroff, Ed.M. ’95B.A. ’90, B.Ed. ’93, University of British Columbia; M.B.A. ’04, Emory UniversityCEO, Altamont GroupDubai, United Arab EmiratesMichael D. Lewis ’93Strategic technology adviser, iCorps TechnologiesCambridge, Mass.last_img read more

Incoming freshmen exceed expectations

first_imgLast fall, many members of the applicant pool for Notre Dame’s Class of 2017 boasted the stellar test scores and transcripts up to the Irish standard, so the Office of Undergraduate Admissions needed to go a step beyond academic evaluation when selecting the 2,074 members now enrolled as freshmen. Don Bishop, associate vice president for undergraduate enrollment, said the office adopted a “holistic admissions process” to examine not just the results of applicants’ endeavors, but also the motivations behind their success. “We believe that we have a better admissions process if we understand the context of a student’s success and not just whether they succeeded or not,” Bishop said. “As we read the files, it was very apparent that high credentials alone didn’t gain admission [for an individual student]. We wanted to understand their motivation to succeed.” Bishop said the applicant pool increased by 4 percent overall, and the top portion of the pool increased by 15 percent, giving the office an opportunity for greater selectivity than what the initial 4 percent suggests. “This year, I think there was a greater qualitative review of people’s quantitative success,” he said. This qualitative evaluation centered on the applicant essay and recommendations from teachers and guidance counselors, director for admissions Bob Mundy said. The most attractive candidates were those whose essays showed a depth of thought and character and then were accompanied by recommendations that reinforced this impression, he said. “It’s that intrinsic motivation that we’re trying to get at,” Mundy said. “The challenge is, as the applicant pool gets stronger and stronger, how do we separate students when you’re looking at pretty modest differences in some of the academic measures?” These academic measures include a median best SAT score of 1440 and a median best ACT score of 33, according to data provided by Bishop. Forty-nine percent of the class had SAT or ACT scores ranking in the top 1 percent of the nation, and 50 percent ranked in the top 2 percent of their high school classes. Beyond these standardized measures, the office noted that 90 percent of this class participated in community service, compared to 75 percent in the past. In their high schools, 34 percent held leadership positions in student government, 40 percent participated in the performing arts and 77 percent played a varsity sport. Bishop said he attributes the increased number of qualified applicants to the ongoing recruitment efforts by the Office of Admissions. “We developed more of a long-term relationship with prospective students,” he said. “We tend to now be engaging them over a two- to three-year period instead of just the year that they’re up for consideration. That’s relatively new, and that was a big change in this cohort. “We believe that’s the primary reason that there was this surge of applicants at the top. We were assertive in not only responding to [students] but at times, initiating contact.” Bishop said the efforts of Notre Dame’s faculty and staff, particularly in the admissions and financial aid offices, were the biggest factor in the increase. “We just continued to do a better job of engaging our students,” he said. “We’ve seen some real increases in yield rates over groups that came to campus for special visit programs, and those all rose up this year in a specific way.” As the applicant pool increases, the yield of admitted students who actually go on to enroll ordinarily tends to drop, Mundy said, though this was not the case here. “As your applicant pool becomes stronger and we admit students, these students have options similar to Notre Dame in terms of academic quality, so now we have a large percentage of students who have some of these other great choices,” Mundy said. Bishop said he had anticipated the yield rate to go down for this high school graduating class because of the competition for the students among the country’s top colleges. “We normally like to take around 15 to 100 students off the wait list, so we always build our admit policies on the goal to also have some spots left over to reward some students on the wait list,” Bishop said. “What happened this spring was that our goal was to enroll 2,005 freshmen, and right now we have 2,074 freshmen who are still on the books. “We weren’t able to take any students off the waiting list, and we’re over-enrolled by about 60 freshmen,” he said. Bishop said approximately 53 percent of Notre Dame’s offers of admission were accepted. This statistic could put the University among the top 10 schools nationwide in terms of success in enrolling admitted students. Certain factors stand out among the class demographics, Bishop said. A record 136 African-American freshmen enrolled, compared to last year’s 111. Nine percent of the class is first-generation college students, compared to 7 percent in the past. Across the United States, 41.8 percent of the class hails from the Midwest, with 22.3 percent from the East Coast, 19.9 percent from the West and Southwest, and 10.2 percent from the south. Of the 2,074 students, 121 came from outside the United States. “I think it’s important for the University to be equally attractive to all the talent groups in the country,” Bishop said. “[This data] shows that Notre Dame is a place that everyone is aspiring to enroll, and when they visit they see themselves here.” In selecting this record-breaking class, Bishop said the Office of Admissions looked beyond how good these students seemed on paper to find people who “will never be satisfied with their current level of success, who will want to grow.” “As intelligent as our students are, we really believe that they have already shown the capacity to develop a higher level of wisdom, to use their talents in ways that matter to others, and through that, they’ll be happier,” he said. “The point is that there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom, which was one of our short answer questions on the application last year. We were trying to send a message to the applicant pool that at Notre Dame, wisdom is probably a greater accomplishment than just their intelligence, and that you have to use your intelligence well.” Contact Ann Marie Jakubowski at ajakubo1@nd.edulast_img read more

Levels of consciousness in the boardroom: From complacent to framing

first_img 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: www.ddjmyers.com Details My work with boards is stimulating and invigorating because of the variety of thinking patterns, perspectives, and energetic engagement. Each person is there to contribute in a way he or she believes is important to adding value. Sometimes, there are boards with one or two verbally expressive board members carrying the dialogue. Other times, each board member is highly engaged in strategic dialogue with a robust exchange across the table. Once in awhile, there are multiple mindsets and consciousness levels that produce at least seven varieties of simultaneous conversation. When multiple conversation types are happening, it takes some effort to find the discussion thread and the desired outcome or result. One way the thread is found is to help people in the room determine their mindset—or perspective—regarding the conversation. What often happens is people behave in their own familiar embodied way and, many times, they do not realize that they may be moving too fast or shutting down strategic dialogue with too many detailed questions.I like to read, study theories, observe, and apply new supporting practices. Recently, the following framework is helping board members create awareness of their own perspective in—or not in—alignment with other board members. Which of the following consciousness levels is embodied in your boardroom conversations? Are there multiple levels in your boardroom? Which are the most prevalent? Which support your board in performing the highest?1. Complacent: What will be, will be. This perspective can look like partial or total inertia, as in napping while awake. We wake for socializing and connecting, and once in a while, we add immaterial comments such as “good idea,” “sounds good,” or “yes.”2. Social Loafing: This perspective lets others carry the conversation and makes decisions; they do it so well that we don’t need to add value. Our engagement and conversation style is mainly silent watching.3. Oversight/Micro Detail: This is deliberate or unconscious directing and micro checking. It is just our nature to be in charge. Oversight is needed at certain times, so be intentional in an oversight conversation, such as managing a breakdown that causes enterprise risk versus governance misuse.4. Questions/Inquiry/Curiosity: This perspective includes managing assumptions, fact- and data-checking, validating, or just showing curiosity that can take the conversation down a rabbit hole. The insatiable board member will often say, “I have just one more question,” about a budget or expense line item.5. Action Planning: In this perspective, people take an idea into action steps that may or may not align with the overall strategic vision, available resources, and other already approved initiatives.6. Strategic: Participants decide what business they are in and whom they serve in what way that aligns with their vision and mission.7. Framing: This is when participants ask the question beyond the first question, followed by a question beyond that question, just like a Babushka Doll, to get to the highest order question that needs dialogue. Contextualizing the issue, challenge, or opportunity for creative dialogue and moving the conversation to a higher consciousness level is where innovation is sparked and new possibilities emerge.Action Research in the BoardroomMany boards either aspire to or are moving toward a continual practice of higher-level performance. Start with a baseline that surfaces the embodied consciousness level in your boardroom. Assign one or two people to be observers and note the statements made, questions asked, and actions during meetings. Break down the statements into one of the above seven categories. Note that complacency and social loafing are forms of actions, and any word spoken is an action through speech. Some actions (or spoken words) produce compelling outcomes while others entrench or stagnate the progress. Your observers can be trained staff or external resources with objectivity and discernment. Another option is to record your meeting and send it via media file to a trained resource that listens and categorizes the consciousness and conversation. The observer does not need to know who is speaking; he or she just listens, observes, and categories.Why does observing and noticing consciousness and conversation patterns matter? Maybe you are more strategic than you think. Perhaps you are ready to start framing practice, or you might be one of the boards where 67% of the time, board members are bored. You might learn that the board jumps between oversight, inquiry, and complacency, and the CEO is asking you to be strategic.Get a baseline. Decide what consciousness level is needed in your boardroom. Put up the bumper guards so you stay in that lane. Have fun with learning and practicing this technique!last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Saturday, May 11

first_imgGrateful for caring in loss of loved oneThe hardest thing for a family to endure is the loss of a loved one. Having recently been in that situation, I would like to thank two organizations for their kindness and professionalism in our time of need. We lost a loved one who was a part of our lives for many years. She passed peacefully as a result of help from the Schenectady County Hospice Organization. As a healthcare professional, I can say that I have rarely seen a more smoothly run caring group of people.The second group is the folks at Glenville Funeral Home.We had requests that they filled with out hesitation. When it seemed as though we couldn’t take another minute of the grief and heartache, they were there to bring calm and peace to us all. Always with a smile and a gentle voice to say, no worries, we can do that for you.Thank you both for all you did to make this troubled time more bearable.Andrew GreinerSchenectady Diocese should act  on St. Clare’s pensionI join with other letter writers to this page calling for more attention and action on the plight of the St. Clare’s Hospital retirees facing the loss of significant reduction in their pensions.I call upon The Gazette to keep investigating and reporting on the issue and to advocate for remedies for those affected.As regular readers of The Gazette know by now, a combination of factors contributed to this local pension crisis. Among the factors, the grievous decision was made by the CEO and the St. Clare’s Board of Trustees in the 1990s when they sought and obtained a religious exemption to bow out of the guarantee of their pension benefits by the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. How short-sighted.St. Clare’s was founded as a Catholic hospital. It has been sponsored by the Diocese of Albany, and successive bishops have sat on the board for decades. I believe the obligation for seeking a remedy, morally if not legally, lies with the diocese.Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and the diocese have a moral obligation to support the retirement welfare of the 1,100-plus hospital retirees who worked for decades to support the medical needs of Schenectady’s indigent and elderly residents. The bishop should seek financial support from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the $3.2 billion foundation set up in 2018 by New York’s Catholic bishops after the sale of Fidelis Care, the Catholic health plan begun in 1993.The delays and finger-pointing must stop.Dennis QuinnSchenectady Citizens don’t need laws to give freedomRegarding the proposed Brendan’s Lemon-Aid Law (A5120/S762), let me get this straight. Our supposed moral and intellectual superiors in New York state government are going to pass a law to give us freedom? Or at least a little bit, in certain cases, with more to be clarified, or maybe removed, at some unknown future date.There was a time we lived in a free country according to the Constitution. But now we have to rely on the charity of our leaders to give us what they see fit. What have we become?Ed NietersBurnt Hills Jansson’s experience needed in NiskayunaI’m supporting my friend and neighbor Greta Jansson in her run for Niskayuna school board. She and her husband, Naseer, have three boys who have attended elementary, middle and high school in Niskayuna. They are well behaved, well disciplined and smart kids. She has personal experience with what works with kids and what doesn’t. Greta knows, through her children’s experience, our school’s high and low points.Greta has 22 years of business and financial experience. She is the owner/manager of her own business. She will bring experience in finance, managing budgets and people, and serving others to serve the district and all stakeholders.Greta has taken the time to learn about the many programs and initiatives the district is currently undertaking under the district’s strategic plan. She has identified a number of priorities the board needs to address. She knows where the board needs to focus.Another priority for Greta is building a civil community. Mutual respect, collaboration and compromise are paramount, and that is the way she has always done business.Greta will work for a Niskayuna where everyone — teachers, staff, students and their families — feels welcome. She will be an amazing board member. Roberta SteinerSchenectady Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDon’t lower voting age; raise it to 25The Point/Counter Point article in the May 5 Gazette on lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 had it all wrong. Science has stated that the brain is not fully developed until age 25.So why would anyone want to allow 16- or even 18-year-olds to vote before they have the maturity to make their decisions after experiencing life through additional education and work, especially after having to pay income and property taxes. Raise the voting age to 25 and see what a difference informed decisions can make.Charles RobinsonPrincetown Cuomo a failure at reforming educationWith the passage of a new law that removes the mandatory use of state testing results in the evaluation of teachers (a totally wrong-headed idea), it appears that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally given up his attempts to control the education system in New York and to punish the teachers’ union, which refused to endorse him in recent elections.For instance on January 3, 2013, a headline in the Albany media proclaimed that, “Cuomo touts school changes.” The article featured ideas from a group of high-ranking business and education leaders and even some New York state legislators, which resulted in nothing.Additionally, the governor, in his State of the State speech in January 2012, appointed himself the chief lobbyist for students — according to him, the only group in education that does not employ lobbyists. It appears that the governor has either lost interest in that position or that he’s the quietest lobbyist in the history of lobbying. The governor has had nothing to say about the failure of the teacher evaluation system he personally crafted. It appears the governor is officially out of the business of education. That’s a good place for him to be. Dr. John MetalloSlingerlands More fairness needed in consumer billingWhy is it that we are tolerant of so many financial abuses?When you use a smart phone, your data usage continues, even when you sign off the site, unless you actually shut the app, which requires an extra step. I found this out the hard way.Why do credit card companies get to choose the hour that your payment needs to be paid by to avoid incurring an added penalty cost? The calendar states that a day is comprised of 24 hours. So if a bill is due on a specific day, that should mean that the person has until midnight of that day to pay it and still be considered paid on time. These time requirements seem so arbitrary and have no rhyme or reason that I can decipher. Seems to me it’s just another sneaky way to get more money, sort of like all of the added charges in our cable bills. Why aren’t these charges just included in our monthly fees? Broadcast charges, really?I think it’s time for the consumer to stand up and demand fairness. Contact your political representatives to get the laws changed so people can be treated fairly when it comes to paying bills. It’s a disgrace that corporations are allowed and encouraged to rip us off on a daily basis. I feel like a veil is being lifted and truth is rising to the surface in many areas. I’m tired of being robbed legally, and, hopefully, so are you.Linda MackanesiCharlton Dems experiencing a political breakdownI’m submitting this letter in hopes that, by your printing it, that will bring into focus the disservice that is being done to our nation by our elected officials. As a veteran who has some skin in the game, I’m alarmed about the misdirection our country is being led.Making fun of their selfish partisanship is my way of calling attention to this very real problem.With the recent spate of auto safety recalls, one must consider the safety issues that apply to the Democratic Party.Their recall is necessary to insure the safety and well being of our nation. Examples follow:Steering problems. There are way too many loose and cross-threaded nuts in the steering mechanism. Investigations blow out and go flat. Windshields become clouded and crazed. Exhaust systems emit foul odors that smell like rotten eggs. Transmissions stick in low gear and will not shift to the right. Paint fades weeks after being on a rough road. Engines fail to start, with improper amounts of money being deposited. Directional lights indicate left turns only due to too many loose screws.Radios randomly revert to playing “You can keep your doctor and health plan if you like them” and “Those jobs are never coming back to America.”Some older models i.e.: the Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Waters and Schiff, are especially troublesome, as they constantly emit loud whining and moaning noises, wander in driving lanes, often backfire and cannot be depended upon for safe travels.Jack OsterlitzGlenville Simpsons wouldn’t find hotel in NiskyI just read Jeff Wilkin’s Simpsons article in the April 29 Daily Gazette. Niskayuna Supervisor Yasmine Syed invited Homer and the gang to a long stay next time they leave Springfield.I just checked Hotels.com and there are no hotels/motels listed in the town of Niskayuna.I guess this explains why no hotel points are needed. They are invited to stay with Yasmine.Mike RozdolskiSchenectady Put Backus back on Nisky school boardWe are writing to support retired Col. Brian Backus, USAF, for re-election to the Niskayuna Board of Education. Brian currently serves as the vice president of the board.Brian was the commander of the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and has served in the military since 1978. He has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to the Air National Guard, Brian was employed by the Capital Region BOCES for 18 years and served in a variety of positions, including coordinator of health and safety and risk management. Brian is also a parent with children in the Niskayuna schools.Brian’s entire career has been spent in public service, and we applaud his desire to continue his service to the pupils, teachers and administrators of the Niskayuna Central School District. Brian’s long and varied career in the military and BOCES makes him uniquely qualified to continue his service on the Board of Education. His career, temperament and demonstrated leadership qualifications serve as a model to our students and our community.Niskayuna is fortunate to have Brian as a candidate again. We ask that residents of Niskayuna vote on May 21 for Brian Backus for the Board of Education.Anne and Michael SkrebutenasNiskayuna Remember heroes who fought in WWIIAnother Memorial Day to remember those who gave their all so that we can enjoy our freedom will soon be here, and I got to thinking about my World War II Navy experiences and what a great day August 15, 1945, was for all of us. The celebration aboard my ship, the USS LSM 256 in Naha Harbor off the Okinawan coast, will never be forgotten. As an enlistee who couldn’t wait to get in, my pride in having played a part in our victory in the Pacific has sustained me for 74 years. Specifically designed to land troops and supplies on the beaches of Japanese-held Pacific islands and bristling with antiaircraft, Bofors, and 50-caliber machine guns, the LSMs were scheduled to be in the first wave of amphibians to land troops on mainland Japan on Nov. 1. The odds were less than 50 percent that any of us would avoid becoming a casualty. When the Japanese surrendered, my shipmates and I realized that in a true sense, we had “dodged a bullet.”  The men and women who served in World War II never gave up the fight because above all, they valued their freedom and understood that it was dependent on the enemy’s unconditional surrender.My hope on this day of recollection is that we honor those who saved the world and that all Americans will stop and ponder what their lives would have been like had we not defeated the Axis powers.Dan RileyClifton Park Show proof of Trump conspiring to winJust finished laughing, excuse me, reading, Dr. Michael’s May 4 letter (Plenty of reasons for Trump impeachment). I don’t know what his doctorate is in, but I am sure it isn’t in reading comprehension.The doctor claims that Trump associates conspired with Russian hackers to win his election. Where’s your proof?Did it ever occur to the good doctor that if Mueller had found any real evidence of collusion, he would have convened a grand jury? When will all you highly educated people come to grips with the fact that you lost? Those crimes of the president’s associates were for money laundering and lying to Congress. (That’s like bringing coals to Newcastle.) Neither of these had anything to do with him.As for public opinion being able to persuade the House to impeach, I didn’t read that in the Constitution. I believe it has to be high crimes and misdemeanors, and I challenge you to produce even a shred of hard evidence to support it. That would make you better than Mueller.Your 2/3 column of babble is just wishful thinking. Take a trip to Disneyland and bring other liberals with you.Jeff FalaceSchenectady Enjoyed “Dine” guide to local restaurantsJust a quick note about recent April 25 Gazette supplement, “Dine 2019,” featuring local restaurants in my area. It is a great feature and I believe will reap benefits to said food places. I enjoyed the way the articles and pictures were put together. I was amazed how many relative dining areas are within my reach. The ones out a ways look worthy of a road trip. You guys did good and thanks.James Murphy Sr.Schenectady Good luck to Sch’dy parenting programAs a Schenectady city school administrator in the ‘80s and ‘90s, one of my many responsibilities was PPT, the Program for the Pregnant and Parenting Teens.Our goal was to support young parents to stay in school and to graduate from high school. That program is long gone, but the May 5 Gazette article, “Baby Steps,” gives me hope.Every mother knows the difficulty of managing the care of a child, especially a new baby. The effort being made to bring together services of support, as well as a known place to get that help, is critical to changing lives. So many things about Ginni Egan’s support system make sense. Engaging the community in being a part of that initiative also deserves praise.I hope the “Baby Shower” fund-raiser is a big success. Good luck to each young parent and their children. With support, may you create healthy, productive, happy lives.Mary L. AndersonBurnt Hills In this country, voting is your responsibilityMany years ago, as a public-school elementary student, I learned that in a democracy, the citizens, either directly or indirectly, comprise the government. Consequently, the right to vote, I was taught, is a duty, not a privilege. As a freshman in college, I was required to read the John Stuart Mill essay “On Liberty.” Mill explains the citizens of a democracy secure and preserve their freedom through accepting certain responsibilities. We are not “free” (legally) to cry “fire” in a crowded theater when there is no fire. The duty to vote, in my opinion, is one of these responsibilities. Anthony Peter Carota III’s May 4 letter (“No voting for people who go to prison”) argues against allowing certain ex-convicts to perform that duty. I will allow that whether or not former prisoners may exercise the right to vote is arguable. His letter describes the duty to vote as a privilege. To me, this understanding of the right to vote as optional rather than obligatory is one of the problems our nation faces today when only 52 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election.Fred ChambersFort Plain Agree on the need for understanding, civilityI think we should not have to whitewash our weaknesses and failures. In living, we should seek growth and authenticity, but not perfection. And we should look for harmony of values, but not for uniformity of opinion.Regarding Gerard Havasy’s May 4 letter, I was quite delighted when I felt myself agreeing with much of that which he had written. We all can find inner peace if we do not chastise other people, but accept them as they are — blemished indeed, but still of value and worthy as human beings.Jerry and I understand this, for we have maintained a cordial relationship for quite a few years. We are different, he and I, but we remain civil and kind and considerate. To us, Kate Smith was a grand lady of song. She sang beautifully and inspired Americans of all stripes during the difficult years of the 1940s and ‘50s. Also, consider Paul Robeson, who altered his deep-voice singing of the song, “Ol’ Man River” (from the musical, Show Boat) by using the word “darkies” instead of the dreaded “N” word. He also changed the lyrics to a more standard English, with these uplifting final words: “But I keep laffin’, Instead of cryin’, must keep fightin’, Until I’m dyin’.” He changed that song from an African-American lament into a civil rights rallying call.Yes, Robeson was political. Kate Smith was not. For me, she was a lady.  I agree with Jerry, that we need to know and understand history, while remaining civil.Kernan DavisGlenville Mayor should fix the city’s real problemsSchenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s priorities regarding city needs are definitely skewed. Instead of finding solutions to the real problems facing Schenectady neighborhoods and residents such as high property taxes, blight, litter, and crumbling streets and sidewalks, he’s fantasizing about turning our city into a “smart city.” Normally companies, cities and organizations implement new technology to solve problems they are facing. But McCarthy is exploring solutions to problems that we don’t currently have in Schenectady. I don’t believe city residents have ever complained about Schenectady not being a smart city or for not having WiFi-enabled light poles on their streets. McCarthy has so far failed to explain how smart lighting and WiFi-enabled light poles will address any of our pressing problems like high property taxes, blight, litter, crumbling streets and sidewalks. If we, for example, ask property owners to chose between having their property taxes reduced and WiFi-enabled poles, we all know what the overwhelming choice would be. Because he has miserably failed to solve our city’s pressing problems during his many years as mayor, McCarthy is diverting our attention with his sudden interest in smart-city technology. In the process, he is becoming a favorite target of salesmen selling technology and gadgets that we don’t currently need. He’s unwisely spending our tax money and has awarded grants that could be better spent addressing serious city problems.Mohamed HafezSchenectady Nurses Day cards are in Price ChopperIt’s only fair that after writing a letter or two in previous years exhibiting my disappointment in the lack of Nurses Day cards, that I give credit when the problem is resolved.Thank you to the Price Chopper, which not only has a few Nurses Day cards but a fine assortment. Happy Nurses Week to my nurse friends.Lois MillsNiskayuna Schools can lead on human traffickingHuman trafficking is a dark and tragic reality that we as a global community must face.I would like to compliment The Daily Gazette for the May 5 editorial regarding human trafficking and the ongoing efforts to combat this issue. Organizations such as SAFE Inc. are proactively working to inform, educate and empower others to help prevent future trafficking events.Awareness is a first step at addressing the factors that contribute to human trafficking. A committee in Schoharie County has been developed and has started to reach out to local schools in an effort to increase awareness and information regarding human trafficking.Schools are prime organizations that can help identify potential at-risk youth and by working with outside agencies, develop systems to provide support to mitigate the potential of human trafficking.Inviting outside agencies to inform faculty and staff about the reality and prevalence of human trafficking is a first step. Schools can begin to place a larger emphasis on understanding how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact students and increase social-emotional learning (SEL) practices in order to develop stronger relationships with students.Awareness and information are a first step in protecting children from human trafficking. Schools can help move this initiative forward by coupling with outside providers and understanding more about the children that enter schools by building stronger relationships with them through ACE knowledge and SEL practices.David RussellCobleskill Spa candidates have common sense plansA group of high school students and I recently met with the Saratoga Parents For Safer Schools Board of Education candidates Shaun Wiggins, Ed Cubanski and Dean Kolligian at a meet-and-greet.We were impressed that the candidates spent over an hour of their time listening to our concerns and discussing their plans to address them, if elected.Our main concern was safety. We all agreed that safety and security are the foundation that allows for a better learning environment.As students, we need to know that we are protected at all times and don’t need to wait precious minutes for law enforcement to arrive in case of an active shooter situation.We are well aware that the Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Parkland shootings were over within a matter of minutes.Additionally, we discussed the disrepair in our building, namely the restroom facilities.They are in horrible condition and could really use some updating.Lastly, we voiced our concern about the ongoing vaping problem that continuously occurs in our restrooms.The district just can’t seem to find a solution, and it’s a huge problem. This, too, should be considered a school safety problem and deserves a solid plan to fix it.I’d like to thank Mr. Wiggins, Mr. Cubanski and Mr. Kolligian for taking their time to speak with high school students in the district and to offer common sense solutions to these issues that are important to us.Meg MessittWiltonThe writer is a sophomore at Saratoga Springs High School. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18last_img read more

Toddler in Ambon dies after being denied admission by four hospitals

first_img“The hospital does not have any rapid test kits, so the patient should take a rapid test outside of this hospital before receiving treatment here,” Basoni said on Thursday, recalling the words of the hospital staff.Read also: Ambon hospital suspends operations after 25 medical workers test positive for COVID-19Basoni then proceeded to take his son to Bhakti Rahayu Hospital, which was closed at that time. He later took his son to Sumber Hidup Hospital, where Rafadan was met with another rejection because the hospital was being sterilized after the death of a COVID-19 patient.He then took his son back to Haulussy General Hospital. Unfortunately, as soon as he arrived at the hospital, he learned that the hospital was closed for 14 days after 25 of its medical workers tested positive for COVID-19.The family planned to bring him to Bhayangkara Hospital on Thursday, but he passed away on the way there. Rafadan was laid to rest in a public cemetery in Warasia hamlet, Batu Merah village.Rafadan was not the only person in Ambon to die because of a lack of medical support due to the ongoing pandemic. Previously, two other residents reportedly died en route to a hospital after having been rejected from other hospitals. (dpk)Topics : A 4-year-old child from Wara Kolam Sembilan hamlet in Ambon, Maluku, died on Thursday after being denied admission by four hospitals in Ambon that were full with patients as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The toddler, identified as Rafadan, was previously treated at Haulussy General Hospital for aplastic anemia, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body stops producing a sufficient number of new blood cells.Rafadan’s father, Basoni, explained that he had already taken his son to four different hospitals on Wednesday. The first one was Al Fatah Hospital, where he was advised to have Rafadan take a rapid test outside of the hospital before seeking treatment at the hospital.last_img read more

Barcelona confirm interest in Arsenal and Manchester City target Matthijs de Ligt

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Mar 2019 3:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link500Shares Barcelona confirm interest in Arsenal and Manchester City target Matthijs de Ligt Advertisement Matthijs de Ligt is firmly on Barcelona’s radar (Picture: Getty)Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the club are interested in signing Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt.De Ligt, 19, who is regarded as one of the finest young defenders in Europe, produced an outstanding performance in Ajax’s shock win over Real Madrid and is being heavily linked with a high-profile move this summer.Juventus, Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are all competing to land De Ligt and reports last month suggested that Unai Emery had identified the centre-back as a target for Arsenal.It’s understood Ajax are demanding a fee of at least £70million for the sought-after Dutchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBarcelona have already wrapped up a deal for Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong and it appears the Catalan giants could be lining up a move for his team-mate for club and country, De Ligt.‘His name is on the table,’ Barca president Bartomeu told SER Radio. ‘Where there is such talent away from Barcelona, we’re always looking at them.‘It’s a topic that will be discussed in our sports planning which begins in March, with De Jong we felt we had to move quickly because there were many clubs that wanted him.’ Advertisementcenter_img De Ligt produced an incredible performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu (Picture: Getty)Ajax director of football Marc Overmars, who is tipped to become Arsenal’s sporting director, hailed De Ligt’s ‘power’ and ‘mentality’ earlier this week.Asked if De Ligt could be the next player to leave Ajax, Overmars told AS: ‘I think so. For me, De Ligt can play easily on any of the six best teams in the world right now.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He has the power, the mentality, the heart. If I worked at another club, I would like to sign him immediately.‘We do not need to sell him, we do not need the money, but I know he will go to one of the big clubs [eventually].’ Unai Emery reacts to draw against TottenhamTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:44FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to draw against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-reacts-draw-against-tottenham-1874588/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Manchester United ‘came close’ to signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham, says David Moyes Commentlast_img read more

DO NOT STRIKE, DRIVERS TOLD: Iloilo city, prov’l governments to offer free rides

first_imgEighteen city government vehicleswould be mobilized. PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu said these would be stationed inpublic plazas for the easy access of commuters beginning at 6 a.m. The PSTMO would also be seeking thehelp of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, PhilippineArmy, and Philippine Coast Guard which all have transportation assets. “Dakuna ang gasto sang coop. Indi namon pag i-sakripisyo,” saidRaymundo Parcon, chairman of WVTC. “So nag-decisionkami indi na lang mag upod sa untatbyahe.” “Sa umpisa medyo bug-at,” said Alido. But he expressed confidence that OTC would help theircooperative. “Seguroindi man kita pagpabay-an kon nagakalugi kita.” ILOILO City – The Western VisayasTransport Cooperative (WVTC) is not joining Monday’s nationwide transportstrike against the phase out of old jeepneys. It has received a warning fromthe Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) that its registration could berevoked. FREERIDES The EmergencyResponders of Iloilo (EROI) will also be on standby to man the terminals. The government’s move to modernizePhilippine public transport aims to minimize air pollution and improve publictransport safety. Instead of staying off the streets,said Parcon, WVTC would just send a petition letter to the Office of thePresident, Congress, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board(LTFTB), and DOTr expressing opposition to the outright phase out of oldjeepneys by July 2020. But it will bebusiness as usual at the provincial capitol.  There will be a regular flagceremony on Monday. One of the bigger groupsunder ICAODC is the CityLoop Integrated Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association(CLIAJODA). Its president Rizalito Alido said they are supportive of thegovernment’s transport modernization program. Modern jeepneys are required to have,among others, Euro 4 engines that meet the European Union emission standards onharmful chemicals (such as toxic sulfur, benzene and carbon dioxide, etc.),Global Positioning System, automatic fare collection system, dashboard camera,speed limiter, and closed-circuit television camera. So as not to inconvenience strandedcommuters on Monday, Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas ordered the Public Safetyand Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) to help transport people. The Iloiloprovincial government will offer free rides, too. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. saidthe free transport service will not only be limited to provincial capitolemployees. Personnel ofthe Provincial Health Office and the 13 province-run hospitals will also be onstandby./PNcenter_img According to Conlu, his office wouldalso be asking the LTFRB to allow buses to enter the city. WVTC was formed two years ago so thatmembers could comply with the transport modernization program of thegovernment. It is registered with the OTC, the government agency mandated topromulgate and implement rules and regulations that govern the promotion,organization, regulation, supervision, registration through accreditation and developmentof transportation cooperatives subject to the approval of the Department ofTransportation (DOTr). “We will alsocater to regular passengers,” he said during the coordination meeting withconcerned department heads and national government agencies yesterday. Meanwhile, theAssociation of Taxi Operators in Panay (ATOP) clarified members will not stopoperating on Monday. The Iloilo CityAssociation of Operators and Drivers Cooperative (ICAODC), too, is not joining Monday’s transport holiday, itannounced yesterday. Among others, Parcon said, they wouldask that instead of requiring operators to purchase modern jeepneys, just allowthe rehabilitation of old units (buy new engine if the body is stillserviceable), and extend the transition period by three more years. Under WVTC are some 2,000 jeepneyunits affiliated with the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators andDrivers Association (ICLAJODA) and transport groups from the municipalities ofDumangas and Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo province, and from the provinces ofAntique and Guimaras. The governorreviewed their contingency measures and checked on how they can assist theprovince in minimizing the effect of the strike. Parcon admitted that WVTC was part ofseveral local transport groups that agreed to join the nationwide transportstrike on Sept. 30. They support thetransport strike but will only be staging a caravan from the Mohon Terminal inMandurriao district towards LTFRB Region 6 office in Barangay Tabuc Suba, Jarodistrict in the morning of Sept. 30, stressed ATOP president Perfecto Yap. Alido is also the secretary general of ICAODC. In a previous interview, he said, “Waay namanta mahimo. We have to modernize kay ang tanan naga-modernize na gid manto serve the commuting public.” Employees whowill report late may not use the bundy clock to log in. Others who will beabsent can maximize their leave credits. For theprovincial government, 24 light vehicles and 7 trucks will be stationed in citytransport terminals (barangays Ungka and Tagbak in Jaro, and Barangay Mohon inMandurriao) in the morning to pick up provincial passengers. last_img read more