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Trump will slowly drain the swamp

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion If Donald Trump was not elected president, none of this would be known to the American public.It will take time but slowly as the inspector general does his job, it will prove the president correct.Donald Trump may not be the most predictable man as the leader of our country, but for sure he’s for the American people. The swamp will slowly be drained of all the people still “shell shocked” that they lost.Jerry BubniakNorthvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Former FBI Director James Comey stated that his thought process was that Hillary Clinton would be voted in as the next president of the United States.Therefore, he concluded in investigating her e-mails, he did not want to have an elected president facing a criminal charge. So he concocted gobbledygook language to find her careless but not criminally liable. Is this not a double standard of the law?last_img read more

Local businesses shift to selling vouchers, coffee by the liter to survive pandemic

first_imgLocal brands, especially in the food and beverage business, are selling vouchers, ready-to-cook meals and coffee by the liter to keep their business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.Some of them have joined an online platform called supportlocalbrandsID initiated by TADA, a customer retention application, digital cashier application Moka and ride-hailing giant Gojek, which provide a website where local brands can promote their vouchers.“We created this platform so local brands can retain some of their income,” said TADA managing director Antonius Taufan in a written statement on April 20. He added that the three companies had the idea for a collaborative platform after listening to the complaints of the local brands about the effect of the pandemic on their businesses. The Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo) said its 150 members had seen a fourfold increase in transactions using online applications or delivery services, while visits to physical outlets had gone down.Visits to retail and recreational spaces such as restaurants and shopping centers in Indonesia have dropped 43 percent in the first week of April from January-February, according to Google’s Community Mobility Reports on global movement trends during the pandemic.Antonius went on to say that, through the platform, customers could buy e-vouchers from hundreds of local businesses in beauty, food and beverage (F&B), fashion, hotels and other services. The vouchers are valid for one year and can be redeemed once the stores are open for business again while store owners can retain their business income through the voucher sales.Moka CEO Haryanto Tanjo said the start-up encouraged its local brand clients to participate in the platform so the businesses could stay connected with their customers and maintain their cashflow during the pandemic. “Hopefully this initiative can support the sustainability of Indonesian brands in this tough time,” said the head of third-party platforms at Gojek, Sony Radhityo. He added that consumers could access the platform through the website or a shuffle card in the Gojek app that would be available until June.Local brands can join the platform for free, and all the revenue from voucher sales will be transferred directly to the business owners.One F&B business that has joined the platform is local dessert store Puyo. The company’s cofounder and CEO, Adrian Agus, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that it had to close 75 of 93 stores throughout Java since the coronavirus outbreak in March.He went on to say that, since joining the platform, the company had recorded fewer than 200 transactions for the vouchers.“Hopefully the platform can raise awareness about the pandemic effect on local businesses, especially the people working there,” Adrian said, adding that Puyo planned to use the revenue to pay employees’ salaries.Other local brands have opted to sell ready-to-cook meals through e-commerce platforms. Local steakhouse Holycow, for example, has been selling marinated beef that consumers could grill at home, while vegetarian food chain Burgreens has been selling frozen food on Tokopedia since last Friday.Tokopedia COO Melissa Siska Juminto said on April 17 that the e-commerce platform had been seeing a new trend of offline restaurants selling frozen and dry foods and cafés opening online stores in the marketplace.“One interesting thing is that we are seeing a new trend of cafés selling coffee in 1-liter quantities on our platform,” she said. “People used to hang out in coffee shops with friends and family, so they want to bring that activity home with coffee for the whole family.”Tokopedia recently launched the #SatuDalamKopi (#UnitedInCoffee) campaign to promote local coffee sales, such as the 1-liter coffee, ground coffee and coffee beans, on one page of their website.Dua Coffee is one of the local cafés that started selling its products through Tokopedia since the pandemic. The café’s cofounder Omar Karim Prawiranegara said 80 percent of the coffee shop sales now came from online orders.“Moving our business to online sales is inevitable and online sales is now our business’ backbone,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

BC Ferries’ Salish Orca Starts Service

first_imgImage Courtesy: BC FerriesCanada-based ferry owner and operator BC Ferries has officially welcomed Salish Orca, the first of three new Salish Class vessels, into service.The vessel’s inaugural sailings on the Comox-Powell River route started in the morning hours of May 16.Salish Orca is one of the three new ships that are dual-fuel and capable of operating on either natural gas or ultra-low sulfur marine diesel.BC Ferries expects that its use of natural gas for these vessels will result in the reduction of an estimated 9,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, the same as taking approximately 1,900 passenger vehicles off the road annually.The ferries can carry 145 vehicles and up to 600 passengers and crew. With a gross tonnage of 8,728 tons each, the vessels feature two car decks and have a service speed of 15.5 knots.In January, Salish Orca reached British Columbia after a 10,440 nautical mile journey from Gdansk, Poland. Following this, the ship conducted a series of sea trials as part of operational training, verifying the interface with docks at the company’s terminals.BC Ferries’ second of three new LNG-powered ships, Salish Eagle, arrived in British Columbia in late March. Salish Raven, the third ship, departed Poland on April 28 and is currently en route to British Columbia.last_img read more

Pirogue of Martinique Regiment arrives here to celebrate 50th anniversary.

first_img 107 Views   no discussions At 3:15pm this afternoon a yole (sail boat) accompanied by several yatchs and were seen on the quay of the Fort Young Hotel. This was part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the French Over Sea and the Adapted Military Service (AMS), crossing the Dominican channel in a traditional boat which took a total of six hours.The Martinique Regiment is the Adapted Military Service of the West Indies and Guyana, created 1st December, 1961 in Martinique. The objective of this event “is to tighten the links between France and Dominica and to promote the image of Dominica among French people. Moreover, some dissidents, those Frence people of Martinique and Guadeloupe who reached the war operations theaters through Dominica or Saint Lucia in order to join the Allies, will take part in some commemorations. This will be the opportunity to associate people of different generations and nationalities in a wide range historical event.”The activity will be celebrated with a military ceremony in Dominica, the construction of classrooms at the Alliance Francais, as well as a friendly match of football, rugby and cricket.According to Mr. Langenier who is the French Defence Attache’ at the French Embassy in Martinique, Dominica was choosen with a view to tighten links between France and Dominica.Click here to listen to interview with Mr. Langenier: Mr. LangenierA military ceremony will be held on Thursday at the Cenotaph with members of the Dominica Police Force as well as dissidence from Martinique  in memory of the assistance the French military officials received during the Second World War.[album id= 31 template =extend]Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Pirogue of Martinique Regiment arrives here to celebrate 50th anniversary. by: – May 10, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ex-drug convict falls in buy-bust

first_imgBacarro was nabbed after he allegedlysold a sachet of illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P30,000 around 6:40p.m. on Nov. 19. ILOILO City – A former drug convict wasnabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay  Police investigations showed the suspectwas recently released from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology. Thirteen sachets of suspected shabuvalued at around P60,000 were seized from 28-year-old resident Khasmar Bacarro,a police report showed. center_img Camambugan, Balasan, Iloilo. Bacarro was detained in the custodialfacility of the Balasan municipalpolice station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or theComprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Tigers In Softball Battles

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team was defeated by Lawrenceburg last night by a score of 3-2.Lawrenceburg got on top in the first inning after an infield throwing error by the Bulldogs allowed the batter to advance to 2nd. A ground out and a lazy single to shallow right field allowed Nagel to score.Lawrenceburg kept the Bulldogs off balance and only allowed 4 hits on the game, and held them scoreless until the 5th inning when Oldham was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Wilson reached on an error, advancing Oldham to 2nd. Waechter grounded out, but advanced Wilson and Oldham to scoring position. The both then scored when Garcia hit the ball down the right field line.Both teams were scoreless again into the 7th inning. Lawrenceburg started their 7th with another lazy low pop up to right field just out of the reach of a diving 2nd baseman, Burkhart. McCool then doubled to CF to advance the courtesy runner, Helert to 3rd. Sturgill then flied out with a low pop up to Huffner. A ground ball single to left field scored the tying run. Another lazy fly ball to shallow left field scored the winning run.The four Batesville hits came from Garcia, Laker, Burkhart, and Waechter.Obermeyer finished the game with a full 7 innings with 3 strikeouts and 0 walks. She threw 59 pitches to 25 batters and only allowed 5 hits which gave her a .789 WHIP (Walks plus hits per inning pitched).Wilson finished the game with 9 putouts while Cornn ended with 5. Obermeyer and Burkhart each recorded 3 assists each. As a team, the Bulldogs recorded a .964 Fielding Percentage.‘I thought the Bulldogs played a really good game, but just came up short at the end. It is definitely an improvement over the last few games. We really need to get our bats going as we have only scored 6 runs in three games.’ Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.Next up – Connersville away on Thursday with a 5:30 game time.The JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Lawrenceburg Tuesday evening and defeated the Lady Tigers by a score of 13-0.  The Bulldogs were aggressive early and often at the dish, slugging out 13 hits on the evening.Batesville charged out of the gate to an early 3-0 lead after one inning and continued to tack on the runs throughout the night.  The Bulldogs added three more runs in the second, four in the third, and three more Bulldogs came around to score in the top half of the fifth.The Bulldogs also had an impressive night in the field as they didn’t commit a single error.The JV Bulldogs were led at the plate by Paige Oldham who went 4-4 on the night.  Oldham had a triple, two doubles, and single while driving in six Bulldog runs.  Chloe Saler, Hannah Nunlist, and Anna Gerth added two hits a piece while Callie Main, Gwen Martin, and McKenzie Laker each had one.  Main and Gerth each came around to score 3 times in the game.Abby Westerfeld hurled three terrific innings for the Bulldogs striking out seven Lady Tiger hitters and allowed only two hits.  Oldham came on in relief and finished off the final two innings punching out three batters while giving up just a single hit.The JV Bulldogs put all the pieces together for a strong outing and I look forward to continuing the momentum into the next game.Batesville JV softball will next be in action Friday evening at home against South Dearborn.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

Pacific Northwest pilot Braaten will test his Northern SportMod skills at Super Nationals

first_imgHaving already proven himself at the Duel In The Desert, Oregon hotshoe Jorddon Braaten will next take on the best drivers in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Carole Bryan, Shadows of Light Photos)MEDFORD, Ore. – Jorddon Braaten got a pretty good idea how he measured up with Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod competition from across the country at last November’s Duel In The Desert.Next, he’ll test his mettle racing with the best of the best at Boone Speedway in September.The first driver in division history from the State of Oregon to finalize plans to race at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Braaten won back-to-back track titles at Southern Oregon Speedway before running seventh in the big season-ending show at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track.“I’m pretty proud of how we did at the Duel In The Desert and I’ve always wanted to go to Super Nationals,” said the Medford pilot. “I have the opportunity to go with Fred Ryland so I’ll drop my car off in California. He’s got a crewman who will drive the hauler there. We’ll fly to Des Moines and race at Marshalltown (the Sept. 2 Showdown) before Super Nationals.”“The competition here probably isn’t comparable to the Midwest,” he added. “I want to go there and learn as much as I can. We’re going to go with what we know when we get there and hopefully that will be a good baseline.”Braaten is a first-generation driver, although he followed his father Don into the sport. The senior Braaten began pitting for a friend, the family started going to the track and it wasn’t long before Jorddon was hooked.He got his first car, a street stock – similar to an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock – for Christmas in 2009 and began his on track career the next summer, racing primarily at White City.New Northern SportMod sanctions in the Pacific Northwest gave Braaten the chance to race in an open wheeled division.“Northern SportMods are one of the fastest growing divisions around here and they’re less expensive than Modifieds,” he explained. “No way did I expect to have the success that I’ve had running with guys who have raced 10-15 years. I have to thank the Lord, my crew and a lot of good sponsors for our success.”The 2014 Allstar Performance State champion and current point leader in Oregon, Braaten was fresh off his 12th victory of the season, a total that includes six wins in as many starts at Cottage Grove Speedway.“We’ve won over 50 percent of our races this year. That’s pretty cool,” he said. “Realistically, our goal at Super Nationals is to make the main event. If you do that, anything can happen. We have to make sure we have everything we need when we get there and maybe pull some luck out of Iowa.”His upcoming trip to Super Nationals will also be his last with a SportMod. Braaten has purchased a 2014 Larry Shaw Chassis and will be an IMCA Modified rookie in 2017. He’ll put the For Sale sign on his SportMod after the Duel In The Desert.In addition to his parents Don and Melissa, Braaten’s crew includes his uncle Mike Van Brunt, girlfriend Joscelyn Johnson and Tucker Harlow.His sponsors, all of Medford, are Quench & Drench, Severson Custom Fabrication, Miller Paints, Stewart Media, Rodgers Racing Engines, West Coast pipeline, Schaefer’s Racing Oil, Cloud Maintenance and Advanced Door and Hardware.last_img read more

O’Neill pleased by Ferguson loan move

first_img Ferguson played no senior club football in January or February and eventually agreed a loan deal with Birmingham. He has earned rave reviews in his four games to date and provided the assist as Blues beat Middlesbrough 1-0 on Saturday. O’Neill, himself a former Newcastle player, is delighted to see the player back showcasing his skills ahead of home clashes against Russia on Friday and Israel four days later. “It was important to get Shane out on loan and I was pleased he got that opportunity,” said O’Neill. “The introduction of the new players at Newcastle made things very difficult and sort of halted the progress he was making there. He had been getting game time and making an impact, whether he was starting games or coming off the bench. “But I think with Newcastle they were in a slightly more precarious position in January than they are now and it was hard to introduce a young player in that environment. The opportunity to go Birmingham and play for Lee Clark, who knows him very well from Newcastle, was good for him.” O’Neill’s initial squad for the matches has had one change prior to the players’ arrival in Belfast, with Derby forward Jamie Ward withdrawn pulling out injured on Sunday night and Aberdeen’s Josh Magennis replacing him O’Neill has placed a lot of trust in the 21-year-old since taking over as national boss at the start of last year, making him first choice on the left of midfield despite his relative inexperience. But, after a positive start to the Premier League season that saw him increasingly involved in first-team affairs at St James’ Park, Ferguson found himself nudged to the periphery by the influx of signings from France in January. Michael O’Neill is thankful Shane Ferguson was able to secure a loan move from Newcastle ahead of a key week of World Cup qualifiers for Northern Ireland.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ireland youngsters beaten in Cyprus

first_img Injuries and the ineligibility of some older players from the last campaign meant manager Stephen Robinson took an inexperienced squad to Nicosia’s Makarion Stadium and they were comfortably beaten by their Group 9 opponents in baking conditions. Onisiforos Roushias opened the scoring in the 19th minute and second-half strikes from Zacharias Theodorou and Pieros Sotiriou sealed the points for the home side. Northern Ireland suffered a 3-0 defeat to Cyprus in the opening match of their 2015 Under-21 European Championship qualifying campaign. Press Associationlast_img read more

Horlock handed U21 coaching role

first_img Horlock, who won 32 caps for his country, will work under Stephen Robinson on a full-time basis, beginning with Wednesday’s home match against Denmark Under-21s at Stangmore Park. Robinson said: “Kevin has been appointed as our full-time assistant manager and will be involved in all upcoming fixtures. He has played at the top level for teams such as Swindon Town, West Ham United, Ipswich Town and Manchester City. “His success gives the boys something to aspire too, Kevin knows what football for Northern Ireland is all about having played for the team himself and he will bring a vast amount of experience to the role as well as a great number of contacts. “A major benefit of having Kevin on board is that he is currently based in London, which is a great advantage as the majority of our squad are playing football over in the mainland.” Kevin Horlock has been appointed assistant manager of Northern Ireland’s Under-21 side.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more