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first_img1) Trump’s constant tweeting, denigrating free press, accusations of fake news, and personal attacks of newsmen and women denies them bringing the truth forward to the citizenry.2) Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order barring all entry from citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, which has prompted Immigration officials to block legal permanent detainees from legal counsel, in direct violation of an order from Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.3) In February, Trump met with FBI Director James Comey a day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russians. Comey says Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” This is obstruction and manipulation. 4) Trump’s private meetings with other foreign dignitaries and powerful people in his private Mar-a-Lago estate who maybe contributing to his private empire (without transparency) through countless undisclosed financial entanglements and obscure resources. Jackie LangloisBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… The U.S. Constitution has been called into question repeatedly by President Trump’s actions and words. He has attacked the freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, obstructed justice, and failed to separate his business from his office. Here are but a but a few examples of presidential abuses of the Constitution: Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_imgThe ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) has indefinitely postponed the 10th ASEAN Para Games, which were set to take place from Mar. 21 to 27 in the Philippines, amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.The federation’s board of governors secretary Osoth Bhavilai said in a letter to the Indonesian National Paralympic Committee that Philippine Paralympic Committee president Michael Barredo had written to the APSF president requesting the postponement of the international sporting event, citing concerns over the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines.“In the interest of public health, safety and security, we write to respectfully inform you of the board’s decision to strongly recommend the indefinite postponement of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games, given the risks presented by this novel coronavirus health crisis,” Barredo wrote in the letter. After careful deliberation among executive committee members regarding “the physical and emotional well-being of all participating para athletes and staff”, Bavilai said the majority of the members agreed that the 10th ASEAN Para Games hosted by the Philippines should be postponed indefinitely, with possible reconsideration within the year if the coronavirus outbreak could be effectively contained.Read also: Minister: ‘Not sending athletes to Manila Paragames an option if things get worse’This is the second time the 10th ASEAN Para Games have been postponed. The ASEAN Para Games Committee previously announced that the games, which were supposed to take place in the Philippines in January, would be delayed until March for technical reasons.The Philippines reported the first death outside of China from the novel coronavirus on Feb. 2, as reported by AFP. The person who died in the Philippines was a Chinese man coming from Wuhan, the outbreak’s epicenter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.In late January, the Philippines stopped issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals, in a bid to keep the southeast Asian nation free of the deadly virus.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgCoal miner PT Sumber Energi Sukses Makmur (SESM) will build a solar power station in South Sumtarai in cooperation with local palm oil plantation company PT Golden Blossom Sumatra as part of its expansion into renewable energy.According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Jakarta on Thursday, SESM will build a solar power station with a capacity of 10.5 megawatts (MW) to meet the electricity needs of the plantation company.Speaking to reporters after the signing of the MoU, SESM president director Zulfia Mirza said the installation of the solar panels and other devices for the solar power plant would start in July. “We’re clearing land for the solar farm, which covers around 12 hectares. The installation will begin in July,” he said. He hoped the power plant would be able to begin commercial operation in March 2022.Read also: Jokowi kicks off UAE visit with renewable energy deal as Indonesia seeks funding for energy ambitionsZulfia said the company would spend between US$18 million and  $20 million to build the power plant. Around 70 percent of the funds would be obtained from bank loans and the other 30 percent from the company’s own funds.The solar power plant will solely supply electricity to Golden Blossom Sumatra under a 20-year contract. The power plant will not be connected with state-owned electricity company PT PLN’s electrical grid. As part of its long-term expansion plan, SESM plans to build several solar power plants in a  number of regions in the country, especially in areas not connected to PLN’s electricity networks.“Our next project will be in Batam. We will install a 5 MW solar power plant to provide electricity for a shipyard,” Zulfia said.The installation of solar power plants and rooftop solar panels is on the rise as the government continues to encourage private companies and households to use solar energy to increase the use of renewable energy in the country.Read also: More companies turn to solar energy to reduce rising electricity costsAt present, there are 30 solar power stations in the country operated by PLN and independent power producers (IPPs).PLN unit Pembangkitan Jawa Bali (PJB) is also slated to begin the construction of the $129 million Cirata floating solar power plant in West Java next year, with support from Abu Dhabi renewables firm Masdar.Once fully operational at 145 MW, Cirata will be Indonesia’s largest solar power plant, taking over the title from the existing 15 MW Likupang plant in North Sulawesi. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more