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Tired of scandals among the powerful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion What’s wrong with America?Every day either in the newspaper or on the television, we hear of another man stepping down because of his poor decisions. And it’s always somebody who took an oath to someone or something.What’s happened to good, decent people among the powers that be? Are there any left? The scandals of all kinds have got to stop. The world is watching.So, please look in the mirror and like what you see so others can believe again.Anne FringoMiddleburghMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

InterRoute takes Midtown space

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Cisco deal wobbles

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Madelin: councils ask for too much

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The player

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Watch the birdie

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PREMIUMCompanies must invest in skills training amid rise of automation: Survey

first_imgTopics : automative Indonesia survey employment automation upskilling Forrester-Consulting APINDO Companies need to invest more in upskilling their employees in order to reduce the digital skills gap and ease concerns over job security, as the use of automation technology continues to expand, a study indicates.According to a survey conducted by American market research company Forrester Consulting, corporate investment in automation technology to help companies with repetitive and rule-based tasks has increased steadily, with 40 percent of respondents planning to increase their group or department spending on robotic process automation (RPA) technology by more than 10 percent in the next 12 months.The fast adoption rate of automation affects jobs differently, with the survey predicting that 80 percent of jobs would be transformed and 29 percent of jobs would be replaced by automation.“All in all, though, we’re looking at a substantial reduction in the traditio… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Linkedin Googlelast_img read more

‘It gets really cold at night’: 50-year-old homeless man lives in cave for past decade

first_imgLa Udu went on to say that he had chosen to live in the cave because he did not want to become a burden to his relatives.La Udu’s cave is located under a rocky cliff near a local beach, making it difficult to be found by the general public. He said he slept between a narrow cave opening on a makeshift bed made out of boat debris every night.La Udu, 50-year-old resident of Baubau city in Southeast Sulawesi, sleeps in his cave. He has been living in the cave for a decade. (kompas.com/Defriatno Neke)“It gets really cold at night. I’m afraid of [being alone], but what choice do I have?” La Udu said. “When the tide rises, I retreat further inside the cave.” He went on to say that he had once lived in his parents’ house, but ever since his parents passed away and his closest relatives got married, he has lived in the cave.Read also: Poverty rate falls but disparity remains highBeing self-sufficient is a daily struggle, La Udu said.“I eat sweet potatoes and kasoami [traditional dish from Buton], and occasionally fish. I sometimes sell some of the fish I catch, but not that many,” he said.He said he was willing to move out of the cave should anyone offer him decent accommodation.Kokalukuna Police village-level and public order advisor (Bhabinkamtibmas) Brig. Rabodding, who also visited the cave on Monday, said he had first learned about La Uda’s living conditions from locals.“We will coordinate immediately with the local administration, as well as public figures to give La Udu [a decent home],” Rabodding said. (rfa)Topics : Many of the oft-overlooked homeless population across the country struggle to secure decent accommodation and are forced to brave the streets, but few are willing to take things to the extreme that La Udu has done.A 50-year-old resident of Baubau city on Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi, La Udu has lived as a recluse in a cave located somewhere in Kokalukuna district for the past 10 years.“I have lived here for over 10 years because I don’t have a house,” La Udu said when the press visited his home in the cave on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

‘There’s warmth in humanity’: China reacts to Indonesian policeman singing ‘Jiayou Wuhan’

first_imgThe Chinese government has given a warm response to an Indonesian policeman who went viral on social media for singing the song “Jiayou, Wuhan” (Stay strong, Wuhan), saying it proves that “there’s warmth in humanity” as people across the world cheer for China to remain strong in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.Hans, a police officer of Sorolangun Police precinct in Jambi recently made the news in Indonesia after a video of him singing the song dedicated to encouraging people in Wuhan — the epicenter of the virus outbreak — made the rounds on social media, even gaining him international fame as he was interviewed by Chinese media.In a video uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 2 by a user identified as Navid, Hans was seen singing the song with another man on singing app Smule, where Hans goes by the username ucok_hans and the other man went by username NavidLie88. The YouTube video description read “Singing with an Indonesian policeman”. “The virus is cold but there’s warmth in humanity,” Hua said in a briefing on Thursday.”Let this friend from Indonesia know that the epidemic will pass one day, and when that day comes, we welcome all who support Wuhan and China to visit China, especially Wuhan,” she added.Indonesia recently evacuated 243 people – comprising 237 Indonesian nationals, including students, five Indonesian diplomats and a foreigner and the spouse of an Indonesian citizen – from cities in Hubei, including Wuhan, back to Indonesia to escape the fast-spreading virus.They are currently undergoing a two-week observation period under quarantine in Natuna, Riau Islands. The Health Ministry confirmed on Monday that they were all healthy and not showing symptoms of coronavirus infection.”I am glad to hear that the Indonesian students are in good condition, and when the epidemic is over, they are welcome to return and resume their studies and life in China,” Hua said.As of Friday, the death toll from the coronavirus hit 636, with Chinese authorities confirming that more than 30,000 people on the mainland had been infected, AFP reported. The far-flung virus has spread to more than 20 countries, with two deaths confirmed in the Philippines and Hong Kong. (afr)Topics : An Indonesian-language Chinese media outlet later interviewed Hans, during which the policeman shared a bit about himself and said that although he had never been to China himself, he could sing several songs in Chinese. He also sang the “Jiayuou Wuhan” song during the interview, Antara reported.”To my friends in Wuhan, we always pray for and support you and hope that the [coronavirus] outbreak will soon end,” Hans said after singing the song.In response to the viral video, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that during such a difficult time caused by the outbreak, the Chinese government acknowledged that Wuhan and China “is cheered on through social media by so many lovely people from all corners of the world.”last_img read more

PREMIUM Scientists warn of earthquake risks in South Sulawesi

first_imgLog in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has warned about a possible earthquake caused by the Walanae fault that runs underneath South Sulawesi province.The Walanae fault is an active fault that moves between 2 to 4 centimeters per year.Although the speed of the motion, at 5 cm per year, is not as significant as the Palu-Koro fault that caused the tsunami in 2018, it has the potential to cause an earthquake with an intensity of VIII to X Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI), BNPB head Doni Monardo said during an event in Makassar on Monday.The MMI scores VIII, IX and X are considered severe and violent and can cause extreme structural damages, according to the United States Geological Survey. The score VIII means great damage in poorly built structures, while X means some well-built wooden structures are destroyed, frame structures destroyed with foundations and rail… Forgot Password ? Google Facebook Topics : South-Sulawesi Walanae-fault Palu-Koro-fault BNPB BMKG-geophysics-stationlast_img read more