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Western Glenville needs tech upgrade

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion We would like to address this letter to the powers that be in the town of Glenville. While you are laboring over how to develop the area around Freeman’s Bridge Road, you have neglected the rest of the town.In your effort to maintain the “rural character” of the western part of the town, you have reduced us to the status of a Third World country.We have had persistent problems with our land phone line for years. When Verizon finally gets around to make a service call, we’re told that there’s a problem with a cable somewhere down on Route 5. The cable is bad and needs to be replaced. There’s no plan to replace it because it’s too expensive. Forget about any enhanced service from Verizon. It’s not going to happen. Time Warner, now Spectrum, won’t provide service to our road. Apparently, there aren’t enough homes to warrant their investment, so we get no cable or cable internet service. Again, thanks for keeping it rural. We have to rely on satellite to get TV.Now let’s talk about internet service. It’s satellite again. You may have seen the wonderful commercials for Hughes Net on TV. Well, we are limited to 30Gb per month for use between 8 a.m. and 2 a.m. It’s neither reliable nor that fast, and we’re forced to be careful how much we use the service so we don’t run out before the end of the month. Neither of the satellite services work if there’s a heavy rain or snow.We aren’t alone in this complaint. Our neighbors are experiencing the same problems. I hope you will consider the western part of Glenville and bring us up to the standards a modern town should expect.Charlie SnyderChris SnyderGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Four more boys come forward after Depok orphanage sexual abuse case reopened

first_imgFor the current investigation, the four boys were accompanied by Darius, who is the founder of the orphanage where the four, along with 40 others, lived, Tulus said, adding that he had made the police report in his capacity as the guardian of the children.The four boys that have provided their statements to the police are currently under the protection of the Social Affairs Ministry’s children rehabilitation center in Jakarta. The ministry provided a trauma healing program for them. During the initial investigation, none of the boys received such service from the state.To keep the four children in a safe place, far from the orphanage, is important to protect them from any unwanted interventions that might influence them to change their mind later, as happened to their peers last year, KPAI commissioner Putu Elvina, who is in charge of the case, says.Last year the police failed to complete the dossiers for the prosecutors’ office to bring the case to court because they claimed they could not find the whereabouts of the three boys who first made a report against Angelo. By the time the police found the boys, they made a statement to retract their report. (JP/Hengky Wijaya)“Working together with child protection officers from related institutions as well as the children’s lawyer, we continuously encouraged them [the four boys] to be courageous in telling their stories,” Putu told the Post in a recent interview.A joint effort led by the KPAI is also looking into the possibility of human trafficking in the case due to reports of Angelo’s method of recruiting boys who joined his orphanage. Most of the boys in the orphanage are not really orphans, but rather children from poor families in North Sumatra, Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara. Some of the boys told The Jakarta Post and Tirto.id that Angelo or his partners promised a scholarship to pursue a better education in Depok.“We believe that he [Angelo] does not work alone,” said Putu.While the legal process against Angelo is ongoing, the KPAI is assessing the condition of the rest of the boys who formerly lived at Angelo’s Kencana Bejana Rohani orphanage, and who currently live under the care of Darius Rebong. Returning the children to their parents or transfering them to other orphanages that are considered more established and professional are the feasible options on the table for the time being.At the same time, the state-sponsored Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) is also reaching out to children who may have been Angelo’s victims as well as other individuals who might know about their stories in order to make sure that the legal process against Angelo actually proceeds.The LPSK has received a request for protection from Farid, the first person who reported the case to the police. “We have been in contact with Darius, the current guardian of the children,” LPSK commissioner Edwin Partogi Pasaribu said.Topics : The police have recorded new statements against Angelo from four boys, who are now under the care of Darius Rebong, the founder and head of a new orphanage, also in Depok. One of the boys had gone through a physical examination, said Depok Police investigator Second Insp. Tulus Handani.“The process is still in its early stages,” Tulus said. “What we must do from now on is to protect the children in a safe place so that they can provide further statements when needed in order to ensure the legal process runs smoothly, unlike the previous one.”Last year, the police failed to complete the dossiers for the prosecutors’ office to bring the case to court because they claimed they could not find the whereabouts of the three boys who first made a report against Angelo. By the time the police found the boys, they made a statement to retract their report. By law, the police should have continued the case regardless of the victims’ retraction, but they did not pursue more statements for the dossiers, resulting in a rejected dossier by the prosecutors.The boys at that time did not receive any legal or psychological assistance from anyone. Even the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) left the legal process to a bystander in the case, an orphanage forum leader in Bogor, Farid Ari Fandi. After three months, the investigation crumbled and Angelo walked free in December last year. He soon established a new orphanage and lived among boys again in Depok. Four more victims and witnesses have come forward and made a report after the Depok Police in West Java reopened a year-old investigation into a case of sexual abuse of orphanage boys, allegedly committed by their sole guardian, a Catholic brother.The investigation was restarted following the publication of stories by The Jakarta Post and Tirto.id that shed light on the failure of the state and the Catholic Church to give the victims justice. The suspect in the case, Lukas Lucky Ngalngola, or Brother Angelo as he styled himself, is a member of a Philippines-based Catholic congregation, the Blessed Sacrament Missionaries of Charity (BSMC), and founded an all-boys orphanage called Kencana Bejana Rohani.The boys from the orphanage called Angelo kelelawar malam (night bat), since he would allegedly carry out his acts after midnight, putting on all black attire. The boys claimed Angelo drugged his victims.last_img read more

Stockland’s Foreshore Coomera has had no shortage of keen buyers

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoStockland development, Foreshore Coomera.He said more than 2000 people registered their interest prior to the first land release. “We are delighted with the strength of early demand for home sites,” he said. “It represents a great show of faith in our vision for this exciting new community. “Foreshore Coomera is proving very popular with first home buyers and young families who are drawn in by the fact they can buy an affordable, yet innovative house and land package in a beautiful location. Home sites range from 250sq m to 705sq m and priced from $234,900 to $368,900.Earthworks are also expected to start at the community this month.Foreshore Coomera is off Foxwell Rd and further expands Stockland’s presence in the rapidly growing northern growth corridor. Stockland development, Foreshore Coomera.THE first land release at Stockland’s Foreshore Coomera community has been snapped up by pre-registered buyers.Stockland has sold more than 50 home sites in the initial land release.Stockland regional manager David Laner said he was overwhelmed by the initial interest in the Coomera community which will have about 570 homes. last_img read more

Burleigh Heads duplex wows with spectacular view

first_img129 George St, Burleigh Heads.The upper level forms the social heart of the home with open plan living spaces and the kitchen. Stacking doors bring the indoors outside. The middle level is flexible with a media room and gym alongside the bedrooms while the lowest level is dedicated to a master retreat. Enjoy the view from your bath!TAKE one step inside this contemporary Burleigh Heads tri-level duplex and the view will stop you in your tracks.“The design brief was to create a very luxurious living environment that maximises the views of both properties and from all living areas and bedrooms,” vendor Val Llewellyn said.“We definitely achieved that.” 129 George St, Burleigh Heads. 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.Another standout feature is the floating steel staircase with American white oak treads, frameless glass and stainless steel balustrade. Other luxury finishes include French oak floors, natural quartz stone and modern exterior cladding.Sean Graves and Edward Smyth of NGU Real Estate Gold Coast are taking the property to auction on May 20.center_img 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.Mr Llewellyn bought the sloping block of land, set above Burleigh Ridge with plans to build a house for his family.As time passed he decided to construct luxury duplexes instead. He now lives in one and has put the other on the market.“Each unit is identical but what’s unique is they are offset by one level,” he said. “No. 129 is lower by one floor.”But it was no easy feat building on the side of a hill. “The construction was extremely challenging,” he said. 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“To call it a sloping block would be an understatement. We have very extensive foundations — in many ways it’s been constructed along the principals of buddling a high-rise.”And it was worth the challenge because the end result is nothing short of spectacular. Designed over three levels, the home allows separation between entertaining and sleeping zones while allowing the vista to take centre stage.“You can see right out to South Stradbroke Island and watch the sun rise and set,” he said. “You basically have a 200 to 220 degree view.”last_img read more

Fire razes 2-storey apartment in Jaro

first_imgPersonnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection respond to a fire that razed an apartment unit in Barangay Luna, Jaro, Iloilo City around 11:15 a.m. on May 11. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO City – Fire broke out at a two-storey apartment building in Barangay Luna, Jaro district. Personnel of the BFP have yet to determine the cause and origin of the blaze as of this writing./PN Prior to the incident, residents told arson investigators they heard an explosion. Minutes later, thick, black smoke engulfed the unit rented by Ma. Cathrine Avenido.center_img Firefighters declared a “fire out”   an hour later. There were no reported casualties. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the blaze – which hit the apartment owned by Martin Jud Baylen – started around 11:15 a.m. on Monday.last_img read more

Zaha urged to think carefully about Newcastle offer

first_imgCrystal Palace ace, Wilfried Zaha, has been urged to think carefully about a move to Newcastle United. Zaha is being linked with a lucrative move to St James’ Park following the proposed £300million Saudi takeover. But Peter Ramage, who came through the ranks with Newcastle and later played for Palace, believes Zaha would be better off joining a top club rather than moving to the Magpies in a money-motivated transfer. “It will be bittersweet. I think Wilf is now at a moment in his career where if he has aspirations to get to that next level in his career, with all due respect to Palace, he is going to leave,” Peter Ramage said, speaking on the Back Of The Nest podcast.Advertisement Loading… “Newcastle wouldn’t be a good move for him in that respect and it would obviously be more the financial aspect rather than anything else if he was to come to Newcastle, and we are just talking hypothetically here. read also:Newcastle place Zaha high on summer shopping list “For me, for Wilf if he wants to break into the top four and Palace have got the ability to do it, but it would be a lot harder for them than those top clubs like Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City.” He added: “I have even seen him linked with the top clubs in Europe and he is coming up to 28 now, and the longer he waits, the less of an opportunity he will get.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love AnywaysCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Is Why Plus-Size Models Should Always Be An Inspiration7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universelast_img read more

Noteboom repeats as Modified winner at Algona

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (May 17) – Jay Noteboom repeated as the IMCA Modified winner Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.Noteboom started on the inside of row number four before moving to the front of the field to pick up his second win of the season at Algona and his fourth overall this spring.Kelly Shryock took second followed by Ethan Dotson, Austin Wolf and Cody Knecht. Dotson moved up seven positions during the final race of the evening as the hard charger.John Wiemann started on the outside pole and led almost the whole way only to see Heath Tulp edge him by a bumper at the flag stand to take the victory in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature saw Colby Fett pick up his first local victory of the season as he came from the outside of the second row to earn the win.Micah Lavrenz and Doug Wickman led 17 cars to flag stand to take the green flag for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature, but once the flag dropped, Wickman dominated the field to earn the win as the race went green white checkered.A good group of 17 Mach-1 Sport Compacts took a look at the Kossuth County oval in preparation for the Bumble Bee Nationals later this season with Jay DeVries coming from inside row five.last_img read more

St. Louis student crafts school mascot

first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis School second-grader Henry Giesting used his talent to make the school mascot, The Cardinal, out of clay during art class. Giesting presented his work of art to the principal, Chad Moeller.last_img

Genia sends out Lions warning

first_imgWill Genia has warned the British and Irish Lions that the best is yet to come from Australia with the rivals ready to decide their drawn series at ANZ Stadium on Saturday. Only three points have separated the teams in two nerve-jangling Tests and another epic encounter is expected in Sydney when they collide one final time. The general perception is that the momentum of the series has shifted towards Australia and Wallabies ringmaster Genia is convinced they will full throttle when it matters most. “I’m very confident that we haven’t produced our best performance yet,” the scrum-half said. “We can honestly say that we probably haven’t played our best rugby throughout the series so far.” He added: “We’ve probably made too many errors to give ourselves the opportunity to play any sort of fast-flowing rugby. We were able to do that in the last 20/30 minutes of the Test in Melbourne and we’ll take a lot of confidence out of that moving forward. “I expect tomorrow to be a really tough contest. Whether the scoreboard reflects that or not, we’ll just have to wait and see. There’s not been many points scored but there’s been a lot of intent, hence a lot of errors on our part last week and on their part as well.” Australia face a Lions backline that is missing four-time tourist Brian O’Driscoll, who has been dropped with head coach Warren Gatland preferring the all-Wales combination of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies. The 34-year-old Ireland centre’s Lions career is over and it may be a call that comes back to haunt Gatland if events at the ANZ Stadium do not go his way. “It was obviously disappointing I guess in a sense for Brian,” said Genia. “You would have loved to have seen him have that fairytale finish emotionally, but Warren said he made the decision based purely on rugby and he left his heart out of it. “I guess you’ve got to give him respect for that. He’s gone back to combinations of guys who have done well for him in the past.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more