Technical Glitch Causes On-Line Registration Issues In Pennsylvania

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pexels Stock Image.HARRISBURG — A weekend computer glitch that caused service issues in several Pennsylvania Commonwealth agencies, including on-line voter registration, has been resolved, according to officials.Multiple commonwealth agencies were impacted by the outage that was due to an equipment failure at a data center managed by Unisys for the commonwealth, officials said.Voters can once again go online to votesPA.com to register to vote, apply for a mail ballot, or check their voter registration, among other services.The Department of State’s professional licensing services are among the applications that are still affected. The Commonwealth Office of Information Technology and Unisys are working to restore those functions as quickly as possible. Online services for the departments of Revenue and Human Services and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board also are affected.Officials stressed the problem was equipment failure and there was no sign of criminal activity.The issue began at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Technicians identified the cause as an equipment failure at a data center managed for the commonwealth by Unisys and immediately began to work on plans for recovery. There is no indication at this time of any malicious physical or cyber activity, or that any loss of data has occurred.last_img read more

Mountain Mama: Lake Jocassee

first_imgI studied the divided sky. To the right were the uninterrupted cobalt blue I had imagined when reserving the primitive-boat-in-only campsite across Lake Jocassee. To the left, grey clouds boiled.My brother, sister-in-law, and I wedged sleeping bags into waterproof bags. By then it was mid-afternoon and what seemed like a series of small miracles had gotten us that far, to the ramp at Devil’s Fork State Park, but two miles of lake remained between us and our campsite.The clouds overhead thickened, casting us in its ominous shadow. Drumrolls of thunder belted, sending our four kids running for shelter. Outfitted in lifejackets and slathered in sunscreen, they huddled under the overhang that covered the bathroom.The rain came in sets – hard and harder. The cars parked in a distant lot and the kids claiming the little available shelter, I stood with my brother and sister-in-law letting the rain soak us.We conferred about what to do. As much as we all looked forward to this trip, camping on an island in the rain with four children wasn’t our idea of fun. Still, we had made it this far, two whitewater kayaks loaded with all our camping gear and food plus our fleet for the weekend consisting of two double and one single sit-on-top kayak along with a paddleboard.My brother suggested we wait out the storm. Patience has never been my strong suit, but the other prospects – packing up four disappointed kids into cars or paddling with scared children – seemed even less appealing.I watched as the wind whipped the lake into peaks of white. I waited with chicken-skinned arms, as the rain washed away the sweat that dripped down as I had unloaded the boats.Ten minutes later the storm passed. Eager to start our adventure, we loaded into boats and rigged the cargo kayaks behind us on tow. About a mile out we were treated to views of the mountains. Steam rose from their peaks, as if the rocks themselves were releasing any vestige of the storm.Screen shot 2015-07-06 at 12.40.47 PMBy the time we reached our campsite, the sun had once again claimed center stage. The kids climbed out on the rocky ledge and decided it made the perfect cannonball platform. My three-year-old imitated his older cousins and pulled his knees into his chest as he jumped off the rock.I nestled into a crevice of the rock meant for sunning and watching, letting my mind wander as the kids launched their bodies into the clear green lake. My mind wandered, settling on my upcoming move. Out of a desire to focus more of my life energy on raising my son and writing, I had decided to move out of our cherished bungalow and into a glorified one-bedroom apartment. I’d been so busy between packing and logistics that I hadn’t really mourned the home I was leaving behind. There on that rock, no tasks distracted me from my feelings and tears flowed down my cheeks. In that house we had celebrated every one of my son’s three birthdays. Friends and family had visited us from Europe, California, and Maryland. My son had learned to talk and ride his bike. The walls of that bungalow held the memories of our little family.There on that rock I grieved leaving the physical space behind, of moving into a smaller area. I reminded myself that Tobin and I didn’t need a lot of room, which only made me cry harder. Living in the bungalow, a space large enough for a partner, left open the possibility of one day meeting a man who would come along and round out our family.I cried until I started hiccupping. The kids squeals of glee made me smile. The sun’s rays warmed me, softening my feelings about moving into the apartment until they changed. The apartment didn’t have to be a sad reminder of the family life I didn’t have, but an acceptance of the family I did have. It had always been just Tobin and I living together, but that didn’t limit who we considered to be family. Like the storm, when I let myself experience my emotions, those negative feelings passed, making room for something more like joy.My son and his cousin called out, asking me to take them for a ride on the paddleboard. We sat one behind the other, and I paddled through the light emerald sequins of light, enjoying time with my family.Screen Shot 2015-07-06 at 1.03.15 PMlast_img read more

PREMIUMEvicted Bukit Duri residents to challenge Supreme Court ruling

first_imgLog in with your social account Residents of Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, plan to file a case review (PK) against a 2019 Supreme Court (MA) ruling that denied them compensation after being evicted from their homes in 2016.“We have heard about the Supreme Court’s ruling, but we will not give up as we’ll file a case review against the ruling immediately,” Sandyawan Sumardi, one of the plaintiffs filing the class action suit, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.The MA ruling came two years after 93 Bukit Diri residents won a class action suit against the Jakarta administration and the Ciliwung-Cisadane Flood Control Office (BWSCC). The verdict required both to provide compensation for the residents, whose homes along the banks of the Ciliwung River were demolished to make way for a waterway connecting the river to the Manggarai floodgate. The move was part of the city’s efforts to decrease … Forgot Password ? Linkedin Bukit-Duri eviction eviction-scandal tebet compensation Supreme-Court case-review Jakarta-administration Ciliwung-river Google Topics : Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more