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LA’s grand design

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COVID-19: Study shows high public trust in West Java administration

first_imgThe report calls on the administration to educate and prepare its citizens to anticipate the worst-case scenario of the current health crisis.“Administrative and public preparations may be bolstered by involving more parties, such as mass organizations, NGOs, academics and public figures,” the report said.As of Tuesday, West Java was the second most affected province in the country after Jakarta with 530 confirmed cases and 52 deaths. The administration’s Pikobar data showed that the highest number of positive cases in the province was recorded in Bandung city with 67 cases.The administration is currently reviewing requests for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to be imposed in Greater Bandung that will be submitted to the Health Ministry following the approval of such measures in several areas of the province that border Jakarta.Topics : The analysis also showed increased public engagement and positive sentiment in regard to a number of key topics related to West Java’s response to the health emergency, such as rapid tests in the province, restriction of the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) and pay cuts for administration officials including the governor, deputy governor and civil servants.TRUSTKepercayaan kepada pemda jabar naik melalui dibukanya peta sebaran COVID19 di Jabar, diadakannya Rapid Test, dan informasi yang lebih transparan soal sebaran kasus oleh @ridwankamil. pic.twitter.com/NFy6RPMSrM— Ismail Fahmi (@ismailfahmi) April 11, 2020Governor Ridwan Kamil’s verbal delivery also factored into the equation, as the report found a correlation between his public persona and increased public support.“Ridwan Kamil, who communicates warnings in a relaxed tone without sacrificing the substance of his core messages, serves as one of the drivers of public support for the policies issued by the West Java administration,” the report stated.Ridwan’s criticism of the central government’s bureaucratic red tape amid the pandemic has also contributed to a higher level of public affinity for his administration, the study suggested. The West Java administration’s ongoing efforts to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks have largely been well received by the public, according to a recent report by big data consulting firm Drone Emprit.The study analyzed overall public sentiment toward West Java’s handling of the health emergency as reflected in more than 150,000 tweets, 2,000 Facebook posts, 6,000 Instagram posts, 1,400 YouTube posts and 34,000 online news articles published between March 9 and April 9.The report found that netizens mostly viewed the West Java provincial administration as more trustworthy than the central government in its response to the COVID-19 outbreak.last_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide (ROUND-UP)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read more posts about raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage, Calls on Legislature to Raise Minimum Wage Statewide (ROUND-UP) March 08, 2016center_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Jobs That Pay,  Minimum Wage,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, as part of his “Jobs That Pay” initiative, Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that ensures employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour.The executive order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the commonwealth. Those employees that perform direct services to the commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease will be paid a minimum of $10.15 an hour. This provision will take effect when contracts or leases are solicited or bilaterally modified on or after July 1, 2016. If the legislature acts to expand the raise to the entire state, revenue would be boosted by roughly $60 million annually, providing additional resources to fund critical programs across the commonwealth.“Since the beginning of my administration, I have made creating good paying jobs, increasing efficiency, and achieving cost savings in state government top priorities,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “An increase in the minimum wage will achieve efficiency and cost savings for state government, reduce state expenditures on income support programs, and give valued employees a well-deserved raise.”Take a look at the coverage below: Citizens Voice: Wolf’s wage plan a step in the right direction“Gov. Tom Wolf deserves great credit for his new executive order that will increase the minimum wage from the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour to $10.15 for state employees and workers for companies that have state contracts.” Philly.com: Hike in Pa. minimum wage is overdue“Pa. raise is overdue. Raising the Pennsylvania minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will help fund the 2016-17 state budget while providing a sorely needed assist to hundreds of thousands of working poor.”Tribune Review: Gov. Tom Wolf increases minimum wage for state employees“Gov. Tom Wolf used the power of his office to ensure state employees are paid at least $10.15 an hour, signing an executive order he hopes will propel legislative action to increase pay for all Pennsylvania workers.”York Daily Record: Wolf makes step toward PA minimum wage increase“Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed an executive order that increases the minimum wage for commonwealth employees and future state contractors under his control from $7.25 to $10.15 an hour. It will immediately affect 450 state employees.”PLS Reporter: Gov. Wolf signs executive order bringing limited minimum wage increase to Pennsylvania“Gov. Tom Wolf Monday afternoon signed an executive order raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage for 450 employees under the governor’s jurisdiction and employees of state contractors and employees of lessors of property to the Commonwealth performing direct services for the Commonwealth.”Reuters: Pennsylvania governor raises minimum wage for state workers, contractors“Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf raised the minimum wage for state workers and employees of some contractors by 40 percent to $10.15 an hour on Monday, a gesture aimed in part at putting pressure on Republican lawmakers.”AP: Pennsylvania Governor Raising Minimum Wage for State Workers“Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is raising the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state. The Democrat signed an executive order Monday establishing the new wage minimum. It’ll affect a few hundred state employees and a narrow set of state contracts.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Gov. Tom Wolf signs minimum-wage order“Gov. Tom Wolf this afternoon signed an executive order requiring Pennsylvania state workers and employees working on future state contracts to be paid at least $10.15 an hour.”ABC 27 News: Wolf raises minimum wage for state workers“Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for state employees under his jurisdiction. The executive order also raises the minimum wage to $10.15 an hour for employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to the commonwealth.”69 News WFMZ: Wolf raises minimum wage for those who work for him; Calls on legislature to do the same for all Pennsylvania workers“Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday that ensures employees under the governor’s jurisdiction will be paid no less than $10.15 an hour. The executive order also covers employees of organizations that negotiate state contracts or that lease property to Pennsylvania.”AP: Pennsylvania: Minimum Wage Boosted for Some“Gov. Tom Wolf is raising the minimum wage by nearly $3 an hour, to $10.15, for state government employees and workers on jobs contracted by the state.” By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistantlast_img read more

Massive California wildfire forces evacuations

first_imgMore than 1,300 firefighters are fighting the blaze with help from aircraft. EPA More than 1,300 firefighters, backed by helicopters and water-dumping planes, have been tackling the blaze dubbed the Apple Fire which started on Friday. Around 7,800 residents have been told to evacuate the area. FIRE crews in California are battling a massive wildfire that has forced thousands of people from their homes east of Los Angeles. The wildfire began as two adjacent blazes in Cherry Valley, an area near the city of Beaumont. Images show flumes of smoke filling the sky over the mountainous region. In a tweet, the National Weather Service said some smoke had blown east to Phoenix, Arizona – nearly 300 miles (482km) away. It has since stretched out to 20,516 acres (8,302 hectares), San Bernadino National Forest said in a tweet on Sunday. The government body said the blaze had been fuelled by high temperatures, low humidity and dry vegetation in the area. (BBC) Parts of the fire are on steep, rugged hillsides, making it hard for fire engines to reach.last_img read more

300 Raceway fine tuning for June 3 opener

first_img300 Raceway gets its name from geography – it’s located off U.S. Highway 20 at Exit 300 – and the Simon family’s background in tractor pulling.  Friday’s test and tune runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The traditional standard for a full pull was 300 feet. One of the biggest tractor pull events in the state will be held at the raceway in mid-August. “We have a test and tune this Friday. We’ve already gotten a lot of good feedback from drivers and we’re really stoked about this season,” Simon continued. “We’ve looked forward to being able to open the grandstands and have made a lot of changes to the track (from regrading to making entries and exits more driver-friendly). It’s going to be racy from top to bottom.” The evening’s program will be held in honor of the late Randy Mackey, a long-time track employee at Farley. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. All four IMCA divisions also run Wednesdays June 10 and 24 and Aug. 12 and 26. The Sept. 3-5 Yankee Dirt Track Classic features the Modifieds, Stocks and SportMods while Modifieds and SportMods run July 13.center_img 300 Raceway is part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars. FARLEY, Iowa – With one practice session left for fine-tuning, promoter R.J. Simon had a promise for IMCA drivers looking forward to opening night next Wednesday at 300 Raceway. “I raced a Late Model one season and respect everyone who races. I understand the struggles,” commented Simon. “What I like best about sanctioning is the rules and the help we get from IMCA in enforcing them. The rules are right there in black and white.”  “It’s going to be one of the fastest tracks you’ve seen at Farley,” he predicted, with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all on the June 3 card. last_img read more

Clemon Reed, age 91 of Laurel

first_imgSurviving are his two sons, Kenny (companion Chantel Aders) Reed of Osgood, and Danny Reed of Richland; 34 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Buck (Pat) Miller of Greensburg, Ray Miller of Connersville, and Robert Miller of Florida; one sister Geraldine (Delbert) Allen of Laurel, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sons, William, Michael, Gary and infant son, Reed. Friends may visit with Clemon’s family on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 11a.m. until 1p.m.  at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville, with services beginning at 1p.m.  Burial will follow in Metamora Cemetery with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Bernard Hurst Post #77. Memorial donations can be directed to Margaret Mary Hospice.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Clemon Reed.center_img Clemon Reed, age 91, of Laurel, was born on November 1, 1928 in Hamilton, Ohio a son to William and Ruth Blanton Reed.  He served his country with the United State Army.  Clemon later married Helen Edington and she preceded him in death in 1965.  He worked maintenance at H&H Robinson and was a member of the Brookville American Legion and the Metamora Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  His family remembers him as a very active man who also became certified as a T.V. repair man and was artistic – drawing and doing calligraphy.  On Thursday, December 12, 2019 Clemon passed away at his residence surrounded by loving family.last_img read more

Canada’s Provincial MPP congratulates Chronicle journalist

first_imgGUYANA National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) freelance journalist, Frederick Halley, was last Friday night honoured for his more than three decades of service to the field, both in his homeland Guyana and his adopted country, Canada.At a simple ceremony held at the Windies Sports Bar & Restaurant, Scarborough, Ontario, Halley was presented with a certificate, compliments of Tracy MacCharles, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Pickering-Scarborough East.While the MPP was not on hand to present the prestigious award, the honour was done by Azeem Khan, president of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC), the association responsible for recommending Halley for the citation.The certificate from MacCharles read: “As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Pickering-Scarborough East, I am honoured to congratulate Frederick Halley on your contributions to sports journalism on behalf of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs.“For more than three decades, your work with the Guyana National Newspapers Limited and the Guyanese-Canadian community has brought prominence, recognition and professionalism to the sport of cricket and sports journalism.“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations on this occasion. Thank you for your ongoing significant contributions to our community.”Halley, who migrated to Canada in 2003, served as senior sports journalist at GNNL and was also the National Sports Commission (NSC) Sports Journalist of the Year in 1992. He was also the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) sports representative in Guyana.last_img read more

PMU France appoints Patrick Fontana as retail network lead

first_imgShare Patrick FontanaFrance state-owned sports betting operator Paris Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has confirmed the appointment of Patrick Fontana as its new Director of Commercial Properties.An experienced French business executive, Fontana will take over leadership and strategy of managing PMU’s network of +13,000 retail betting points across France.Furthermore, Fontana will be a key stakeholder of PMU retail projects, as the operator seeks to bridge its online and land based properties.Fontana joins PMU from European real-estate and property management group Fonica, where he served as a Senior Sales executive (2014 -2017).Taking on the PMU leadership role, Fontana has previous experience of working with government organisations and enterprises having served as Network Director for French music and publishing society SACEM (2012-2014).Fontana’s leadership role will be based out of the state-owned bookmaker’s headquarters in Paris, and will report directly to PMU governance. StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share ANJ takes charge of new French gambling era June 22, 2020 FDJ focuses on delivering ‘2020 savings plan’ as covid drains momentum July 30, 2020last_img read more

Rugby player loses testicle in game

first_imgWarrington prop forward Paul Wood lost more than a rugby match when his Wolves team went down 26-18 to Leeds in the Super League Grand Final.The long-serving Wood, who celebrates his 31st birthday on Wednesday, caught a knee in the groin early in the second half of the match at Old Traford and had to have a testicle removed after it ruptured.The father of two, who played on with the injury and made no mention of it during post-match interviews, has left hospital after undergoing surgery overnight and managed to joke about the incident on Sunday morning.He tweeted: “Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed.”This afternoon he added: “Just coming out the hospital to go home… Seriously feel like I’ve left something?”Wood’s heroism matches that shown by St Helens forward Chris Flannery, an Australian forward who played for almost a full match with a torn testicle for Sydney Roosters in 2004.last_img read more

Heisler: With all that’s going on, Lakers apparently forgot to tank

first_imgNow the Lakers must again draw a top-three pick or convey it to the 76ers (who acquired it from Phoenix) to complete the Nash trade.Worse, losing this year’s pick as opposed to next year’s unprotected one, would also cost the Lakers their No. 1 in 2019 to complete the Howard deal.If the Lakers keep this season’s pick. Orlando has to take two second-round picks.With NBA rules barring trading successive years’ No. 1 picks, the Magic agreed to take two No. 2s if the Lakers didn’t give up their pick for Nash until 2018.I know, it’s complicated. Just think of it this way:Lakers keep this year’s pick: Very good.Lakers lose this year’s pick: Awful.The difference between finishing No. 28 and No. 29 is worth almost 10 percentage points. The No. 29 team has a 55.8 percent chance of drawing a top-three pick compared to the No. 28 team’s 46.9 percent.That’s a noticeable difference to the Suns but a critical one to the Lakers.The Lakers are 10-35 since their 10-10 start but have already surpassed last season’s 17 wins, assured of beating the previous season’s 21 … so that’s enough changing of the culture for the moment.This isn’t the low point of Lakers history. That was the two seasons before this one with the team now stocked with ever-improving prospects, led by D’Angelo Russell, averaging 21.9 points and shooting 47 percent in his post-All-Star Game breakout.The Lakers, of course, are still the Lakers as far as soap opera goes, although the Fabulous Buss Boys and Girls’ Saga seems to be winding down.Happily for Jeanie, her brothers botched their attempt to unseat her or maneuver her into buying them out at their price, as they’ve fumbled everything else in their privileged lives. Their lawyer denied they wanted to oust Jeanie just because they proposed a board of directors with Jim on it instead of her, noting the boys “hoped that any issues would be handled within the family.”In other words … oops!Among the six siblings, it’s Jimmy and Johnny vs. everyone else with Janie and younger brothers Joey and Jesse backing Jeanie.“I’m really, really proud of my sister for putting her business hat on,” Janie told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “I know how hard it was. My dad’s dying wish was to leave the Lakers to all of us, and that we would all get along. He would be sickened if he saw what was going on with my older brothers.”The boys’ attempt to stack the Lakers board was laughable. Nomie Chaudhari, a business partner of Jim’s who was one of the nominees to replace Jeanie, said he hadn’t even given permission to involve him, with his lawyer announcing, “Mr. Chaudhari made it very clear that he is not, nor has he ever been, interested in participating in a family dispute.”Everyone in town, including the press, is happily beating up on Jimmy and Johnny, the royal klutzes, in the sure knowledge they won’t be involved with the Lakers much longer.For all the deserved veneration for their father as Lakers owner, it would have helped if he had guided his sons to work for a living rather than bankrolling them in playboy lifestyles like his. Jerry had been brilliant enough to make a fortune. All his sons did was inherit one.Unlike Jimmy and Johnny, Joey, who runs the D-Fenders, and Jesse, a Lakers scout, come to the office and approach their positions as jobs … however inexperienced that might leave them.Joey was thrust into the role of spokesman after the Lakers won their 2010 title in Orlando with neither Jerry nor Jim even on the trip in another zany Buss chapter.Joey announced that with 15 titles, the Lakers had just “two to go” to catch the Celtics, recalling the boast of newly-arrived Boston owner Wyc Grousbeck that “We’re 8-2” against the Lakers before the teams met in the 2008 Finals, as if he had anything to do with it.Actually, the Lakers had 16 titles (counting the five in Minneapolis) and one to go. Six years later, most of it grisly, they still have one to go.At least Lakers fans have something to root for although at the moment winning, like Jimmy and Johnny, has nothing to do with it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers fans worried about tanking, your young team refuses to pack it in, as it showed in winning last week’s Pingpong Ball Special in Phoenix, a matchup of the NBA’s Nos. 28 and 29 teams.Actually, Lakers fans aren’t worried their team will tank. They’re worried it won’t.At No. 29, with a two-game lead over No. 28 Phoenix and a chance to make it a hard-to-surmount three games, the Lakers put it all together … for the first time in four weeks … ending their 10-game losing streak with a 122-110 romp over the Suns.What heart. What promise. What a bad time for it.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“If you’re the Lakers fan base,” said TNT’s Reggie Miller, grasping the obvious that eluded the team and the coaching staff, “you want to see these young players play hard, give a great effort but ultimately lose this season so you can retain that pick.”Oh right, that pick … the Lakers’ first-rounder that they don’t get to keep unless it’s in the top three.For other teams, a low finish decides how high they pick in in the lottery. For the Lakers, it will decide if they keep the pick and are in the lottery.If it now comes up every season, the Lakers have been looking down the barrel of a cannon with the picks they owe for the 2011 trades for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash came due.A year ago the Lakers got to keep their No. 1 if it was in the top three. They finished second-worst, drew No. 2 and selected Brandon Ingram, now considered their top prospect, frail as he looks.last_img read more