Tag: 上海私人工作室 上门

Charter review deserves time

Charter review deserves time

first_imgMayor Meg Kelly has formed a new Charter Review Commission comprised of the commissioners and deputies, to review the existing charter and propose improvements. Fortunately, the 2016-17 Charter Commission produced a compendium of recommendations in this direction (separate from the Council Manager proposal) that the new commission would do well to consider.Amending the existing charter was our hedge against the possibility that the council/manager proposal was defeated at the polls. So in this way, at least, the mayor’s initiative is in keeping with the former commission’s mandate. If the new commission’s proposal is on the November ballot, there will be plenty of time and space to comment.For now, advocates of charter change need to lower their voices so that the discussion can be heard how the commissioners want to change things. We also need to give Mayor Kelly the consideration due to anyone who enters a competitive election and ends up on top. The voters made their choice, and the outcome deserves its time on the stage.GORDON BOYDSaratoga SpringsThe writer was treasurer of the 2016-17 Charter Review Commission.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLast November’s referendum on the Saratoga Springs City Charter produced an excruciatingly close result. The 10-vote margin against change, out of more than 9,000 cast has, if anything, amplified the voices on both sides who want the issue to be settled their way. As a member of the former Charter Review Commission and an activist in the Yes campaign, I think it is in everyone’s best interest at this point to lower the volume and give the community a breather.last_img read more

COVID-19: Surabaya plans on imposing large-scale social restrictions

COVID-19: Surabaya plans on imposing large-scale social restrictions

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued a government regulation on PSBB last week, requiring provinces or cities to obtain a permit from the Health Ministry prior to imposing the policy. Regional heads have to submit the request alongside data on the increase of cases and proof that transmission had occurred in their region.The request would then be discussed by an expert team appointed by the health minister, who must make a decision within two days after the submission of the request.Read also: Anies slams red tape in pandemic fightFikser went on to say that Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini would submit the request with the East Java provincial administration once the assessment was completed. Risma has vowed to impose stricter measures to contain the outbreak, even without reporting the measures to East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa. Among measures taken were the partial closures of 19 roads connecting the provincial capital city to surrounding areas.Surabaya has been the city hardest-hit by the disease in the province, as health authorities confirmed 84 COVID-19 cases as of Monday with six fatalities. Surabaya satellite city Sidoarjo has also recorded 18 cases.Authorities mapped at least six clusters of the disease, including a manasik haji (haj rehearsal) at the Sukolilo haj dormitory in Surabaya organized by the Religious Affairs Ministry from March 9 to 18.At least 20 confirmed cases have been linked to the event. Three of them died, including Blitar Religious Affairs Agency head M. Solekan.Surabaya was not the first city to move to impose PSBB in the province. Malang Mayor Sutiaji announced in mid-March his policy to lock the city down, following the confirmation of the city’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in February. The policy, however, was immediately annulled and corrected by the mayor himself.Trenggalek regency has also closed most roads connecting the region, leaving only three national roads open.Read also: Indonesia’s strategy to combat COVID-19: What we know so farGovernor Khofifah has been giving the cold shoulder to mayors and regents’ wish to impose stricter measures to contain COVID-19, asserting that the administration “doesn’t use the term lockdown.”She warned on Sunday regents and mayors to first consult with her before requesting to impose PSBB in their respective regions.An official with the provincial COVID-19 task force, Joni Wahyuhadi, had repeatedly talked about the province’s wish to reach herd immunity, rather than confining its residents.“We will continue all these curative measures for those suffering from the disease, while we wait to reach the herd immunity stage,” he told journalists last week.According to the official tally on Monday, there were 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases across the province with 14 fatalities. Meanwhile, 40 people have also recovered from the disease, according to the health authorities. (kuk)Topics : The Surabaya administration in East Java is pondering the idea of submitting an official request for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) with the central government, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increase across the city.The city’s COVID-19 mitigation task force spokesperson, M. Fikser, said the administration was assessing its readiness to impose the policy.“Relevant agencies are analyzing the impact of the policy. We have to finish the assessment before submitting the request,” Fikser said on Monday.last_img read more

UConn nears Big East return after conference presidents’ vote, report says

UConn nears Big East return after conference presidents’ vote, report says

first_img Lincoln Riley has 4.6 million reasons not to leave Oklahoma for NFL If approved by trustees, a formal announcement of UConn rejoining the Big East could happen as soon as Thursday.Among the details of the move, unidentified sources told The Courant: “(T)he exit fee from the AAC could be as high as $12 million because UConn would not be giving a full 27 months notice. The first payment of $2.5 million would be due once UConn notified the AAC of its withdrawal. The Big East entry fee is believed to be about $2.5 million.” Related News Neither the Big East nor multiple athletic departments in the conference would comment to the Courant on Monday’s vote.UConn has not offered a statement since its one Saturday that read: “It is our responsibility to always be mindful of what is in the best interest of our student athletes, our fans and our future. With that being said, we have been and remain proud members of the American Athletic Conference.”But for how long?The UConn athletic department has struggled in recent years with finances, most notably facing a $41 million deficit in 2018 that was offset by school and student fees. While the Huskies women’s basketball team has continued to thrive, the department’s two biggest expected revenue-producers — the football and men’s basketball teams — have struggled.Now, where coach Randy Edsall’s football team stands is in question as the university appears poised to join a conference that doesn’t compete in football.For his part, Edsall continued to tweet about his program, sending updates Monday on recruiting, new uniforms and a renovated locker room.Just before 1 p.m. ET, however, Edsall tweeted a gif of the character Sergeant Schultz from the ’60s era situation comedy “Hogan’s Heroes” that said, “I see nothing, I hear nothing. I KNOW NOTHING!” UConn moved another step closer to rejoining the Big East after a vote Monday by conference presidents to extend an invitation, according to multiple reports.The details of the potential move from the American Athletic Conference are set to be reviewed by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and then the UConn Board of Trustees would meet at 9:30 a.m. ET Wednesday to vote on whether to accept, the Hartford Courant reported.center_img Why North Carolina basketball could look very different soon pic.twitter.com/lNcuu9Mb58— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) June 22, 2019Edsall has not spoken publicly on the pending move.Meanwhile, initial conversations this week among AAC officials and representatives from member schools indicate the conference is unlikely to replace UConn, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported, citing an unidentified source.An 11-team AAC could eliminate divisions in football and instead match the two teams with the highest rankings in its conference championship game. That, the Enquirer’s source said, would help raise the conference’s profile and perhaps better position it for a College Football Playoff berth or, outside that, more prestigious bowl bids.last_img read more