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 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

Indian Ink Starts Preview Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Indian Ink Set on two different continents and in two different eras, Indian Ink follows free-spirited English poet Flora Crewe on her travels through India in the 1930s, where her intricate relationship with an Indian artist unfurls against the backdrop of a country seeking its independence. Fifty years later, in 1980s England, her younger sister Eleanor tries to preserve the legacy of Flora’s controversial career. In addition to Harris and Garai, the cast features Firdous Bamji, Bill Buell, Nick Choksi, Neal Huff, Caroline Lagerfelt, Omar Maskati, Tim McGeever, Brenda Meaney, Philip Mills, Ajay Naidu, Bhavesh Patel, Lee Aaron Rosen and Rajeev Varma. The off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink begins performances at the Laura Pels Theatre on September 4. The Roundabout production stars Tony and Emmy winner Rosemary Harris and U.K. stage and screen fave Romola Garai. View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff, will celebrate its opening night on September 30. The play is scheduled to run through November 30. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014last_img read more

Historical Battle near Stubica for a weekend on the hills of Zagorje

first_imgThe purpose of the European Tree of the Year competition is to highlight the importance of old trees in natural and cultural heritage, in which 15 countries participate. Voting runs from February 1 to 28, and you can vote on this one LINK. “Battle of Stubica” will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, on the very date of the 446th anniversary of the Peasant Revolt. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a cultural and artistic program and gathering of armies before the battle itself, which begins at 14 p.m. In addition to the main program, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the fair of old crafts and try local specialties. After the battle, the program will end with the band Psihomodo pop. Also, the mentioned event is a great example of how events should be developed through a storytelling concept As part of the event, free bus transportation from Zagreb will be organized. You can find all the information HERE. The event is the winner of the Simply the Best award for the best historical display and tourist event in 2015, and this year’s edition will include one new location – Stubički Golubovec Castle in Donja Stubica. The most famous symbol of the Peasant Revolt is certainly Gupčeva lipa, which was nominated for the European Tree of the Year by the Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas of Nature of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Under the canopy of the linden tree, Matija Gubec, according to folklore, gathered his like-minded people and led them in the fight for justice. In 1957, Lipa was declared a protected natural monument. The Peasant Revolt from the 16th century is taught in all Croatian schools, it is written in various history books, and all present participants in this event can experience the great injustice that was inflicted on the peasants. The battle is being reconstructed by the Society of the Knights of the Golden Chalice, and its importance for the Gupčevo region and the entire Krapina-Zagorje County was recognized by the Croatian Tourist Board, which included it in the event of a national character. The depiction of the battle is not only a reconstruction of the struggle, but an event of an educational-historical character. Gupčeva lipa / European Tree of the Year For the eleventh year in a row, the reconstruction of the Battle of Stubica is being organized on the hills of Zagorje. This battle is of great historical importance and this event serves as a memorial to the uprising of the little man in the fight for “justice”.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Jan. 17

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump rescued us from sleazy politicsIf you are going to scrutinize, examine, critique, criticize, fault and dissect every single policy, choice, decision, word, expression and tweet that our duly elected president makes, then you better start doing the same for the foolish, lying, cheating, anti-American, self-serving criminals in Washington who sit on the left side of the aisle with their counterpart conspirators and corrupt media.This country has not seen a president like this in 50 years who puts us, ‘We the American People’ on a pedestal and actively and earnestly works to fix everything broken by Washington.You might ask; Why have prior presidents not done the same? Simple — Trump doesn’t fear the corrupt, conniving, life-long politicians who comprise the Washington machine that rigged a system for their personal benefit of profit and power while ‘We the American People’ pay for it with our hard-earned dollars and freedoms.Trump pulled back the curtain; the Washington criminals and contrived policies have been exposed. If you don’t recognize that America is being destroyed from within by sleazy Washington democRATS, then I’m sorry to tell you that you’re deaf, blind and, I’ll let you figure it out.Don DeMarcoSchenectadyElected officials not earning their payI have heard and read how all the elected officials in state and local government seats have been saying that the minimum wage workers are to get a 70- or 80-cent raise, from $11.10 to $11.80 an hour. Oh, how generous of them and how proud they are of themselves. Simply pathetic. They just gave the legislators a 35% raise, averaging $9,000 raises.Oh, then we pay for their medical and dental; some even get automobiles. Most still have jobs beside politics as lawyers, state or city workers. We, the money tree, must act together and give no more raises, no more perks, no more tax breaks or write-offs.You run for office to help your community. We give you plenty to cover your expenses. It’s not a full-time job and should not be.Meanwhile we were to get a 10%-plus tax break on city taxes for paying for the casino. We are still waiting. It’s time to demand that if the government would like a raise, then we the people of this state demand to set the pay scale for all politicians. We are not getting our money’s worth — no roads, no bridges, tolls are going up, medical costs are out of control, etc. They give you 80 cents and take $8,000 for themselves. You need to demand this change. It’s on you.David KeenanSchenectadyCan’t condemn ad but accept TrumpI have read that a group of conservative mothers have complained about Burger King’s advertisements using the word, “damn.” If these conservative women are supporters of Trump, I would ask them how they feel about Trump’s public use of language to describe how he would grab women, or how he talks about people who do not support him.Without a doubt, he is the most profane man ever elected to national office. If they complain about Burger King and are OK with Trump, the word “hypocrisy” strikes me as an appropriate description.If someone is a conservative Trump supporter, that is certainly their right; if someone objects to the use of “damn” in advertising, that is their right as well. However, you cannot have both conditions without being less than consistent in your beliefs; hence — hypocrisy.Rudy NydeggerBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needlast_img read more

Getting fit the NHP way

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COVID-19: Indonesia’s Proliga volleyball season ends early, no champion declared

first_img“We’ve already delivered the message to the teams that made it to the final-four round, both in written and verbal statements,” Hanny said. Proliga, which is one of the few sustained sports leagues in the country, debuted in 2002.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia records highest death toll in Southeast Asia at 19The men’s division teams that reached the 2020 final four were Jakarta BNI 46, Surabaya Bhayangkara Samator, Jakarta Pertamina Energy and Palembang Bank Sumsel Babel. The women’s teams that advanced were Jakarta Pertamina Energy, Bandung BJB Tandamata, Jakarta PGN Popsivo Polwan and Jakarta BNI 46.  The organizers of Indonesia’s premier volleyball league, Proliga, have decided to end the 2020 season early, scrapping the finals as a precaution against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Proliga will not name a champion this year for the first time in its history. Both the final-four round and the grand final of the 2020 Proliga season have been cancelled due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, Proliga director Hanny S. Surkatty said on Wednesday. Previously, following the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia, the 2020 Proliga organizers decided to relocate the final-four and grand final venue to the Police Gen. Kunarto Volleyball Training Center in Sentul, Bogor, West Java. The matches were set to be held without spectators. In the original schedule, the first round of final-four matches was to be held at Joyoboyo Kediri sports arena in East Java from April 3 to 5, while the second round was to be held at Sritex Arena in Surakarta, Central Java, from April 10 to 12. The grand final was supposed to be held at Amongrogo sports arena in Yogyakarta from April 18 to 19.“Nevertheless, as the coronavirus has spread quickly, we have decided to cancel the final four and grand final altogether,” Hanny said. Read also: Pressures on for Jokowi to close citiesThe league organizers said the cancellation of the finals was also a response to a letter issued by the International Volleyball Federation (IVB) regarding the spread of the virus. The organization said it had not been approved to hold the events after the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) announced an extension of the COVID-19 state of emergency until May 29. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Maintaining the Panama Canal

first_img You are currently not logged in to a MyNavingo account. Premium content Premium content You are currently not logged into your account. Register and get a two week trial. You need javascript to validate your login status. Premium Your current account does not have access to this premium item. Please upgrade your membership to access this content. Go to the shop The Panama Canal, an artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, opened 106 years ago Premium content Log in Registerlast_img

Family First calls for boycott of Fifty Shades of Grey TV airing

first_imgStuff 18 January 2017Conservative lobby group Family First is seeing red over plans to broadcast Fifty Shades of Grey on free-to-air television.TV3 plans to screen the R18 film, which depicts a couple’s sadomasochistic relationship, at 8.30pm on Sunday.Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie said the movie normalises sexual violence towards women and schoolchildren would be exposed to it due to its early screening time.“By broadcasting this movie, TV3 [is] counteracting the determined efforts in New Zealand to eliminate sexual violence and support of victims and families.”McCoskrie cited a 2015 Michigan State University study which showed young women who read sexually violent fiction, like the Fifty Shades of Grey book series, often display the same behavioral symptoms as those who have been sexually victimised.McCoskrie said the film promoted attitudes which were “destructive” to families.He called on viewers to boycott businesses that advertised during the film and instead donate to a charity working to end sexual violence.TV3’s listing describes the movie’s male protagonist, Christian Grey, as a “philandering, sadomasochistic executive”.“When innocent reporter, Anastasia Steele, interviews the mysterious, fabulously wealthy young corporate mogul, she finds herself caught under the spell of his intensely erotic BDSM game.”A Mediaworks spokesperson said the film was being screened in accordance with Broadcasting Standards Authority guidelines.“[It] is scheduled to play in the Adults Only timeslot (i.e. 8.30pm onwards), carries a content warning at the start of the film, and has been edited for television.”READ MORE: First has major issues with TV3 screening Fifty Shades of GreyNZ Herald 19 January 2017Family First has called for TV3 to pull a primetime screening of Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, saying the raunchy flick “normalises and glamorises sexual violence”.TV3 says the screening is going ahead, albeit with edited content and viewer warnings.The film, which was rated R18 at the time of its theatrical release in New Zealand in 2014, is scheduled to screen at 8.30pm on Sunday.The film is an adaptation of a best-selling book and stars Dakota Johnson, a “sexually inexperienced woman” who begins a relationship with a powerful businessman played by Jamie Dornan.The Fifty Shades book series by EL James and the film have been wildly popular.But Family First has called for TV3 to pull the plug on the screening, and wants viewers to boycott businesses who advertise during the film.“The premise of the movie is that a woman who is humiliated, abused, controlled, entrapped, coerced, manipulated and tortured is somehow an ’empowered’ woman.“And a man who is possessive, controlling, violent, jealous and coercive is somehow showing ‘true love’,” said Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First.“These are foul and dangerous lies. This movie and the book it is based on simply glamorises sexual violence and should be rejected by everyone who is concerned about family and sexual violence.”A TV3 spokesperson told the Herald the film had been “edited for television”, was playing in an Adults Only timeslot and included a content warning at the start of the film.“TV3 is fully committed to its responsibilities as a Free To Air broadcaster, and is airing this film in accordance with them,” the spokesperson said.But McCoskrie said the network couldn’t guarantee that people under the age of 18 wouldn’t see the film, so shouldn’t be broadcasting it.“It is time we pointed the finger at the entertainment media’s role in promoting the attitudes which are destructive to our families,” said McCoskrie.“TV3 are counteracting the determined efforts in NZ to eliminate sexual violence and support of victims and families.”A sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, titled Fifty Shades Darker, is due for release on February 9. read more

Muller extends contract with Bayern Munich until 2023

first_img The trio crucially kept their social distance for some very unusual announcement photos Read Also: Semanya smashes Ronaldo’s core crusher challenge “For me, renewing my contract with Bayern was my priority and I am happy to be here for another two seasons giving my all for the club.” Muller added. Muller, who is now 30 years old, has played over 500 times for Bayern, scoring 195 goals in all competitions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Thomas Muller has agreed a two-year extension with Bayern Munich, taking his contract up to June 2023. Thomas Muller has signed a three-year contract at Bayern Munich to end talk of a move away Bayern announced the news on Tuesday, which has put to bed any rumours of the German international departing. “When football returns, we [Muller and Bayern] will continue to have success together,” said Muller.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

DepEd postpones WVRAA Meet anew due to COVID-19

first_imgThe 2020 WVRAA Meet was supposed to beheld on March 21 to 28 in Makato, Aklan province after it was postponed fromits original schedule of February due to the same reason. DepEd secretary Leonor Briones made thestatement on March 8 after the Department of Health announced the increase ofthe COVID-19 cases in the country, which is now at 20. “In light of recent developments inCOVID-19, DepEd is suspending all scheduled national and regional eventsinvolving students from different localities, such as the Palaro RegionalMeets, until further notice,” Briones said. Statement from the office of Department of Education secretary Leonor Briones released on March 8. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Athletes race to the finish line. This year, the province of Aklan will welcome around 5,000-strong contingents for the annual Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association. WVRAA ILOILO City – Amid the worldwide novel coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) scare and following its confirmed cases in the country,the 2020 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet is heading to apostponement anew until further notice after the Department of Education(DepEd) announced the suspension of all scheduled national and regional eventsthat involve students. WVRAA serves as the qualifier for thisregion’s student-athletes to play in the Palarong Pambansa – the biggestsporting event for elementary and high school students. It also provides themthe opportunities to be recruited by Manila-based schools and universities./PNlast_img read more