Indonesia examines plan to reopen schools in December or next year

first_imgHe assured that the government would make a decision soon, saying the education sector would be the last to be reopened after the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).”Compared to other sectors, education will be the last. Given the unmeasured risks, we can’t calculate [the exact date] just yet.”President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo previously suggested to delay the start of the school year, as allowing schools to reopen their campuses as scheduled would be a great risk to the country’s education, tribunnews.com reported on Sunday.  The ministry’s deputy coordinator of education and religious affairs, Agus Sartono, said the ministry had considered allowing students to return to campus in late August or early September.”But the end of December is better […] We don’t want to be like France and South Korea. They reopened their schools too early and many students were exposed [to COVID-19],” he said.The Jakarta Education Agency previously planned to reopen schools on July 13, in line with the government’s academic calendar. The plan, however, had to take into account the central government’s policies and each school’s preparations in curbing COVID-19 transmission. According to agency head Nahdiana, authorities have formulated three different scenarios for students returning to school. The first option is to reopen some schools and allow all of their students to attend, the second is to reopen several schools and only allow half of their students on campus and the third option is to reopen all schools while requiring some students to study from home. The government is mulling over plans to reopen school campuses by the end of the year or at the beginning of 2021, after students were required to study from home in the final few months of the school year to remains safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the government’s official academic calendar, the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year is slated for July 13. However, it may order schools to reopen for on-campus activities in late December at the earliest — if the pandemic shows signs of receding. “That’s just an estimation. According to our calendar, [the new school year starts] in mid-July, but I won’t recommend [students going back to campus],” Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said in a statement on Monday.Read also: Ministry suggests shorter school hours as part of ‘new normal’center_img Topics :last_img read more

City of Wellington to cut ties with Westar for 34 hours

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington received a request from Westar on Tuesday February 9, 2016, for Wellington to cut its tie with them starting Monday, February 22, at 7 a.m., until Tuesday February 23, at 5 p.m.During this time period, Wellington will be required to generate power with the gas turbine, and carry the City’s entire electric load. The gas turbine is ready and fully operational and we do not anticipate any problems. In the unlikely event the gas turbine would trip off­line and could not be restarted, Westar has confirmed with the project manager, that power could be restored to Wellington within a couple of hours.Please call 620­326­3631 with any questions. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 234 weeks ago Why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Welly first · 234 weeks ago Awesome. So I’ll be charged for gas by city of Wellington. What’s another bill….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down jason day · 234 weeks ago I hope wellington doesn’t screw this up, or there will be a lot of people without power Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Questions? · 234 weeks ago Why…something else going on we citizens need to know? Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

South Bay reaction: Disappointment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Chris didn’t do it in high school, I’m sure.” When Donnels was briefly with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he and teammate Todd Hundley apparently were supplied with performance-enhancing substances in 2000 by former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, the Mitchell Report said. Mitchell said Benard’s admission came from his former San Francisco Giants manager, Dusty Baker, who described himself as “close” to Benard and told Mitchell’s investigators that he was “completely shocked.” South Bay high school players expressed frustration about the findings in the report and disenchantment with boyhood heroes like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada, Andy Pettitte, Eric Gagne and Paul Lo Duca. “It’s a form of cheating,” said Banning’s Michael Ponce, a catcher and first baseman for the baseball team and a quarterback for the football team. “It makes me feel bad because I know I’ve worked hard, and it got me down because it means you have to take steroids to be good. I don’t like it.” Release of the Mitchell Report reverberated across the South Bay on Thursday as coaches and athletes learned that a pair of local baseball standouts were on the list. Among the 85 ballplayers mentioned in connection with steroid use were former South High and Loyola Marymount star Chris Donnels and former Harbor College stalwart Marvin Benard. Jerry McIlvaine, a 25-year coaching veteran in the South Bay who coached Donnels on South Torrance’s 1984 CIF title team, said he was surprised to learn about Donnels’ involvement. “But here he is, the All-American kid who’s going to (LMU) and he’s a great player,” McIlvaine said. “But all of a sudden, in order to compete with the other guys who are using, you have to get bigger and stronger. It’s a crime that the ones who don’t do it are going to lose their jobs to the ones who do. Banning pitcher and shortstop Frankie Sixtos said he would get in the face of any teammate found to be using steroids. “I lost a lot of respect for the players named,” said Sixtos, whose older brother Rafael fought his way up from Banning and Harbor College to the minor leagues. “They lowered our chances of making it, for the ones who are doing it the right way. Ever since I heard about the steroids, I see the game differently. There’s no more fair play.” Like McIlvaine, other local coaches said they understood why so many major leaguers turned to performance-enhancing substances. “When your living depends on performance and you think one guy is cheating, it’s natural for the other guys to want to be able to compete with them,” said Mira Costa baseball coach Mike Neilly. “It’s something that needs to be cleaned up and addressed by baseball.” John Gonzalez, a coach at Banning High School in Wilmington, said the pressure to perform may be a mitigating factor. “People expect great things from these athletes,” Gonzalez said. “They go to games and they want to see 450-foot bombs, not the singles hitters. They want to see the guys throwing 93-95 miles per hour, not the guys throwing 85-86. “It’s unfortunate, but with all the big contracts and the money, a lot of guys feel they have to do it.” One local coach said money is the driving factor for struggling athletes who turn to steroids. “If you’re in the minor leagues and you’re not making it to the big leagues because you’re not hitting 20 homers a year, your career is on hold,” said the coach, who asked that his name not be used. “If you make it to the big leagues, you get a guaranteed salary and maybe millions of dollars a year. You’re financially set for life. “Do you think you would be tempted to use steroids?” McIlvaine said perhaps baseball should take a cue from horse racing to combat performance enhancers. “When a horse has a good day, they test it. Every winner is tested,” McIlvaine said. “Maybe if Barry Bonds hits three homers in a game, you test him afterward. But if he strikes out four times, you don’t test.” Palos Verdes coach Evan Fuginaga said he agreed with Mitchell that baseball needs to focus on prevention rather than punishment. “It’s better to look forward rather than backward,” Fuginaga said. “The focus needs to be on the way we test, not on who needs to be punished. These are guys that a lot of people look up to. In some ways, it makes you ask where we are as a society.” tony.ciniglio@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more