Positive COVID-19 case closes 2 Binghamton pools

first_imgAll city pool employees who came in contact with the Webster Street Park employee are undergoing COVID-19 testing. The city says an employee that works at Webster Street Park pool tested positive for virus and had direct contact with a Recreation Park employee. The city says they are following all New York State Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. The Cheri A. Lindsey Park pool remains open. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — City officials announced Wednesday afternoon the Webster Street and Recreation Parks’ pools are temporarily closed due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19. last_img

‘Don’t try to disrupt political stability’, chief of staff Moeldoko warns KAMI

first_imgPresidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has warned the Save Indonesia Action Coalition (KAMI) not to disrupt the nation’s political stability, alleging its members of having “certain interests” in forming the group.”Don’t even try to disrupt political stability. […] Everything comes with a risk,” Moeldoko said in a statement on Thursday as reported by kompas.com, implying that any actions by the group that disrupted national stability would have consequences.KAMI was founded when 150 prominent public figures came together on Aug. 18, 2020, the day after Independence Day. According to KAMI cofounder and former Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsudin, the group aimed to prevent any deviations from Indonesia’s founding principles. “[KAMI] is still in check. We don’t need to overreact to its ideas, as they are part of our democracy. However, I need to remind them if they [interfere] with the country’s stability,” said Moeldoko, who is a former TNI commander.On Monday, local police dispersed an event organized by KAMI in Surabaya, East Java, following a public protest that reportedly called the organization “dangerous”.Sawahan Police chief A.K.P. Wisnu Setyawan Kuncoro said that the group had not secured the appropriate permits to hold the event at Gedung Juang 45.“The organizers should have taken into account the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Wisnu said as quoted by kompas.com.Gatot Nurmantyo, who is on the KAMI executive committee and was scheduled to deliver a speech at the event, suspected that the public protest was orchestrated “by someone”, though he did not elaborate on his statement. (nal) The group’s founders include prominent government critics such as Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, a daughter of Indonesia’s first president Soekarno, former coordinating maritime affairs minister Rizal Ramli, former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. (ret.) Gatot Nurmantyo and Islam Defenders Front (FPI) chairman Sobri Lubis.They claim that the country has strayed from the republic’s founding principles and that the House of Representatives and political parties had failed to uphold the will of the people.Read also: 150 prominent national figures form coalition to ‘save Indonesia’Moeldoko said that the government did not prohibit the establishment of civil society groups or movements and that it remained open to criticism and advice from KAMI. He stressed, however, that the country had to strike a balance between democracy and national stability.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Spanish Media Celebrate ‘Magical’ Iniesta

first_img“It’s marvellous to have him with us, he is magical.”Named Man of the Match against the Czechs, Iniesta received plenty of praise in the Spanish media.“When he takes two steps, it’s two steps forward for the team and two steps back for the rivals,” El Pais said in an opinion column.“With Iniesta everything is possible,” wrote online newspaper El Confidential.A headline in El Mundo said: “Iniesta holds Spain’s map.”Iniesta, who made his 110th appearance for Spain on Monday, said he was happy to still be fit enough to make a difference for his national team.“I said many years ago that I wish I would still be asked the same question in years to come as to if I thought I was still at the top of my form,” Iniesta told Cadena Cope radio.“I celebrate that I’m healthy, that I’m still able to finish the games well, and that is the important thing.”Spain have had the ideal start but have plenty to do to win the tournament for a third straight time. They next meet Turkey in Nice on Friday.“There is no point in having a good game and then following it with a terrible performance,” Iniesta said.“We have to plan the game against Turkey with the same motivation and enthusiasm as we did against the Czechs.”Turkey lost 1-0 to Croatia in their Group D opener on Monday. Spain end the group stages against Croatia on June 21 in Bordeaux.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets hailed his Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta as “magical” after a crucial performance in the country’s Euro 2016 opening game against the Czech Republic.An inspiration in Spain’s 2008 and 2012 European Championship successes and 2010 World Cup win, Iniesta, now 32, set up goal scorer Gerard Pique with a precise cross to win 1-0 on Monday.“As the years go by, each time he gets better and just as important for us on the pitch as he is off it,” Busquets told Cadena Ser radio.last_img read more

Lacey-based SCJ Alliance adds Eighth Office Location and New Team in…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat started as three people in Thurston County is now more than 90 across the state and into Colorado. Two engineers and a planner have turned their breakaway team into a full-scale, multidisciplinary firm in just 12 years.In July, SCJ Alliance welcomed Studio Cascade, an award-winning, community planning and design firm in Spokane and increased their range even further.“Studio Cascade is highly regarded for their comprehensive plans, subarea plans, and master plans, adding greater depth to our planning group,” SCJ co-founder Jean Carr said.“This is a tremendous opportunity for our firms, our clients, and our employees,” she continued. “We both share a commitment to client relationships and quality work, treasure our employees, and value collaboration across disciplines.”Bill Grimes founded Studio Cascade in 1992. He shares, “Joining our firms provides an opportunity to grow and achieve more together than we could alone. We also have great alignment on our culture and approach to projects, which is so important.”Some of Studio Cascade’s high-visibility projects include the Lacey Depot District Subarea Plan, Council Bluffs Arts and Culture District Plan, Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park and City Dock Master Plan, San Juan County Vision Assessment, and the award-winning Port Angeles Waterfront Transportation Improvement Project.SCJ specializes in environmental and urban planning, civil engineering, transportation planning and design, landscape architecture, and public outreach. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.In addition to Lacey and Spokane, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver, and Wenatchee, Wash. and another in Boulder, Colo.last_img read more