PM out of state on parental duties

first_img Share 3829 Views   15 comments LocalNews PM out of state on parental duties by: Dominica Vibes News – August 25, 2017 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit left Dominica Thursday August 24 2017 to settle his eldest son Malik Skerrit at university. Speaking to members of the media before he left Thursday, he said, “I am going off on private business, I am going to settle my son in university so I have to exercise my responsibility as a parent.”He said he will be out of island for a few days. In his absence Honourable Reginald Austrie is Acting Prime Minister. Sharing is caring!last_img

Garuda Indonesia Turunkan Harga Tiket Jakarta-Padang

first_imgBoeing 737 MAX 8 Garuda Indonesia. Sumber: Maskapai plat merah Garuda Indonesia pada hari Kamis (28/2/2019) mulai menurunkan tarif tiket pesawat rute penerbangan Jakarta menuju ke Padang PP. Tiket ini sendiri akan dijual mulai harga Rp999.999 sekali jalan (one way) dan lebih rendah 40 persen dari harga normal.Baca juga: Ikutan Menjerit Karena Harga Tiket Pesawat Mahal? Cek Dulu Penyebabnya!Harga ini sendiri belum termasuk dengan ppn, psc, asuransi dan berlaku hingga 12 April 2019 mendatang dengan kondisi tertentu. Direktur Human Capital Garuda Indonesia, Heri Akhyar mengatakan pihaknya berkomitmen melakukan penurunan harga tiket pesawat. Penurunan ini sendiri sejalan dengan komitmen perusahaan untuk mendukung pertumbuhan pariwisata dan perekonomian.“Sebagai national flag carrier, kami menyadari sepenuhnya akan peran penting maskapai penerbangan dalam mendukung pertumbuhan pariwisata daerah serta mendukung aktivitas ekonomi masyarakat khususnya melalui penyediaan akses konektivitas udara yang terjangkau,” ujar Heri yang dikutip melalui siaran pers yang diterima, Kamis (28//2/2019).Dia menambahkan, pihaknya akan terus memastikan bahwa penurunan harga menjadi komitmen berkelanjutan Garuda Indonesia dalam menyediakan pelayanan maskapai bintang lima dengan tarif kompetitif sehingga mampu menjangkau seluruh masyarakat Indonesia.Namun, hingga saat ini maskapai tersebut belum bisa memastikan akan menurunkan tarif rute mana saja yang akan turun.“Sementara rute Padang dulu. Sebelumnya sudah ada penurunan harga tiket yang 20 persen,” ujar VP Corporate Secretary Garuda Indonesia, Ikhsan Rosan.Diketahui, beberapa waktu lalu harga tiket pesawat cukup mahal dan ini dikeluhkan oleh masyarakat. Bahkan setelah adanya keluhan tersebut, Januari kemarin sejumlah maskapai penerbangan nasional mengaku sudah menurunkan harga tiket mereka. Tak hanya itu Garuda Indonesia Group sendiri yang menaungi masskapai Garuda Indonesia, Citilink dan Sriwijaya Air sudah dua kali menurunkan harga tiketnya.Baca juga: Boeing 737 Garuda Indonesia Dipasangi Livery Mitsubishi Xpander! Ada Apa?Kenaikan tiket pesawat bisa dari beberapa faktor, salah satunya adalah kontribusi harga avtur terhadap biaya operasional maskapai sebesar 25-45 persen. Selain itu biaya sewa atau cicil pesawat sebesar 25-30 persen. Sisanya adalah biaya para pekerja dan jasa di bandara.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Two black men walked out of a Starbucks in cuffs for ‘trespassing’

first_imgTwitter(PHILADELPHIA) — Two black men were handcuffed and paraded out the door of a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks for allegedly refusing to leave when asked by staffers and police in an incident captured in a video was posted on social media.The video, posted by Melissa DePino, took place at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday inside of a Starbucks on Spruce Street near South 18th Street.DePino’s footage immediately went viral on Twitter, racking up more than 4 million views.In an interview with ABC News, DePino, a 50-year-old writer and mother of two, said a Starbucks barista shouted from behind the counter at the two men to make a purchase or leave.“They were sitting quietly minding their own business, and waiting for their friend to come,” she said.DePino said she was so appalled by the incident, she refuses to go back to Starbucks.“Plenty of other local places to go,” she said.The Starbucks arrest caught on video caused the City of Brotherly Love’s mayor to come out criticizing the incident.Mayor Jim Kenney tweeted: “I’m very concerned by the incident at Starbucks. I know Starbucks is reviewing it and we will be too. @PhillyPolice is conducting an internal investigation.”On Saturday, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. posted a detailed account of the incident, in which he defended his officers’ actions.In an almost 7-minute clip, the commissioner said a trespassing and disturbance matter led to Starbucks employees calling 911.He assured the public that he has reviewed the facts and defended the cops, saying they “did absolutely nothing wrong.”“I can tell you candidly these officers did a service they were called to do,” he said.In Delpino’s tweet and attached video, she uses the Starbucks “@Starbucks” handle to put the company on notice that the two men who “hadn’t ordered anything” while waiting for a friend to arrive were arrested “for doing nothing.”The video shows several police officers in bicycle helmets, and what appears to be a uniformed supervisor inside the coffee shop.In the video, both men appear calm and cooperative as they are led outside by the police officers.The first is a 20-something, bearded black man wearing navy sweatpants, white sneakers and an unzipped grey jacket.His friend is then seen getting cuffed behind his back and wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark jeans.“They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing,” said one white man, who started to question the arresting officers. “What did they do wrong?”Clearly outraged, DePino wrote the treatment of the two men was racially unjust.“All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing,” she wrote in the tweet.Starbucks responded on Twitter, first saying it was reviewing the incident to see what “led to this unfortunate result” and later posted an apology.“We apologize to the two individuals and our customers for what took place at our Philadelphia store on Thursday,” the tweet states.The company said it was “disappointed this led to an arrest” and that they “take these matters seriously.”The coffee company also stated in the tweet that it will begin to take a look at its policies to determine whether they need to be updated.“We are reviewing our policies and will continue to engage with the community and the police department to try to ensure these types of situations never happen in any of our stores,” the tweet reads.After the arrests, Starbucks decided not to press charges and the Philadelphia District Attorney also declined to pursue a case against the two men, who have since reportedly retained attorneys.Still, in his account, the police commissioner’ said the officers’ actions were justified.He said two Starbucks employees called 911, reporting both a trespass and disturbance inside of the establishment.The employees allegedly told the two men they were not permitted to use the restroom since they weren’t paying customers.“And so they asked the two males to leave and they refused to leave and the police were called,” Ross said in the video posted on the department’s Facebook page.The two men were then allegedly told that the police would be called and allegedly responded, “Go ahead and call the police. We don’t care,” according to Ross’s retelling of the police officers’ account.When the cops arrived at the Starbucks, Ross said, they also asked the men to leave and they again refused and one of them allegedly took a verbal jab at the cops saying, ‘You don’t actually know what you’re doing. You’re only a $45,000 a year employee,” Ross stated in the video.Ross said the men were given several chances to leave, but they kept refusing.“On three different occasions the officers asked the two males politely to leave the location because they were being asked to leave by employees because they were trespassing,” he said. “Instead the males continued to refuse as they had told the employees and they told the officers they were not leaving.”Ross said that the police remained professional and they “followed policy and they did what they are supposed to do.”The officers “got the opposite back,” the commissioner said.He also noted that it was only while the men were being processed that they were alerted that Starbucks “no longer wanted to prosecute.”The commissioner also stated that he was speaking “as an African American” beyond being the top cop and that he was “very aware of implicit bias.”He said that he has made it a priority for his department — both rank and file as well as commanders — to receive racially-sensitive training that includes taking field trips to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.“We do this because we want people, our officers, our recruits to understand the minute they come on board to know about the atrocities that were committed by policing around the world,” Ross said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Walt Disney World — Week of August 18, 2018

first_imgWeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hours Share This!Disney PhotoPass Day is coming up, and the dog-friendly resort policy is here to stay. Get your Walt Disney World crowd levels, park hours, and more right here!Special EventsDisney PhotoPass Day is August 19! While Disney hasn’t announced (at the time this article was written) exactly what this event will entail, you can definitely expect a day of fun and imaginative photo opportunities.Walt Disney World announced they will continue their dog-friendly resort policy. Participating resorts are listed below, and you can read more details about this policy here.Disney’s Art of Animation ResortDisney’s Port Orleans Resort – RiversideThe Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortDisney’s Yacht Club Resort Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Note: Disney Vacation Club Members (and their guests) with an event ticket will be able to jump right into the Halloween fun TWO hours earlier than the general public. Instead of arriving at 4:00 p.m. like everyone else, feel free to come as early as 2:00 p.m. What a sweet treat!Due to overnight concrete work at Magic Kingdom park, the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party will be cancelled August 20, 23, 27, and 30. The Main Street Trolley Show will be using the Main Street Ranch Wagon on that date.center_img Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Liberty Square RiverboatDo you use Disney PhotoPass? Leave your opinion below!last_img read more

Movable Type 4.0 Announced – Becomes Social Media Platform

first_imgRelated Posts richard macmanus Tags:#web Six Apart is announcing today the beta release of Movable Type 4, a much anticipated upgrade to a blog platform that has two distinct user bases nowadays – consumer base (like R/WW, which uses MT) and Enterprise. Of equal interest is that Six Apart is also announcing the Movable Type Open Source Project, a move that will see the release of an open source version of Movable Type in Q3 of this year.MT4 boasts over 50 new features and “a completely redesigned user interface”, which includes a more advanced WYSIWYG editor and a system dashboard with dynamic graphic display. MT4 is also pushing itself as “a social media platform”, which allows users to turn their audiences into communities. In effect this means that readers can become members of a website, with rights to post alongside authors – including sharing photos, videos, and audio. There is also a new ratings framework and later in the beta period more community features are promised.MT4 also promises more down-to-earth functionality, like improvements in fighting blog spam. There will be a number of technical improvements, such as database caching through Memcached and authenticating of users with OpenID. MT4 also brings a new component-based architecture, which unifies its commercial and enterprise product lines “while enabling advanced capabilities with optional functionality packs”. All in all, there is a lot of new and improved functionality in MT4 (more on how this will effect bloggers like me, below).To understand why Six Apart is releasing an open source version of Movable Type, we need to briefly revisit its past. Movable Type was once the darling of the blogosphere, especially from its original launch in 2001 to about 2004 (when licensing issues upset many bloggers). Since 2004/05, many bloggers have migrated to the open source WordPress – and perhaps of more concern, a lot of third party developers transferred their efforts from MT to WordPress. However to make up for the loss of momentum in the consumer market, Movable Type began to sow some seeds in the Enterprise market. Back in October 2006 Read/WriteWeb reported on the release of Movable Type Enterprise 1.5. Movable Type at that point was being positioned as an advanced tool, suitable for enterprises and power bloggers alike. What’s changed since then is that it now wants to be a social media platform, and the open sourcing will address some market concerns over licensing.What MT4 will bring to current Movable Type usersRead/WriteWeb is powered by Movable Type. It’s held up well over the years, particularly as the site has scaled a lot over the past 1-2 years. I do however have some minor issues with MT (and note we are using MT 3.2 currently, so we’re not using the most recent version). The first is that I have looked on rather enviously at some of the plug-ins available to WordPress users. For example, outputting tags for posts, integrating comments and trackbacks, and listing “related entries” – these things are a lot harder with MT than it is with WordPress. In chatting with Anil Dash from Six Apart tonight, he assured me that almost all of the top 10 or 15 MT plugins have been integrated into MT4. This would certainly make things easier for me, as I am not a fan of fiddling around with Perl (when I could be writing blog posts with that time).Another of my current peeves is that comments are far too slow on R/WW currently. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the exact cause of this, but I am almost certain it’s an MT issue (as my research has indicated other MT blogs have suffered similar problems with slow comments). Anil told me that there are a lot of scaling pieces that are new in 4.0, that come from Vox and LiveJournal and Typepad – and from that they’ve learned to handle commenting from tens of milions of users. It sounds like relief may be on the way for R/WW’s commenters then!ConclusionIt remains to be seen how the open source effort will be received by the blogging public, but certainly MT4 sounds like a big functionality and performance improvement over MT3. For purely selfish reasons I hope it can fix all the minor technical issues R/WW has had with scaling, but also of course it will be a huge boost for Six Apart if MT4 has indeed ramped up technically and can meet the needs of small businesses (like mine) and enterprises alike. The social media platform is exciting too, and I can certainly see ways R/WW can leverage that!Here are some early screenshots. Let us know in the comments what you think of MT4. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more