Garuda Indonesia, Citilink to move all Yogyakarta flights to new international airport

first_imgTopics : The YIA has a capacity to accommodate 20 million passengers per year.Read also: Lion, Batik Air to move Yogyakarta operations to new airport“We hope that the operation of the Garuda Indonesia Group flight services at the YIA will further strengthen the potential to improve services to passengers from pre-flight to post-flight,” Irfan said, adding that various supporting facilities were available at the airport. Garuda Indonesia currently serves more than 81 domestic flights connecting Yogyakarta to other cities in Indonesia, including Makassar, Denpasar, Balikpapan and Jakarta.Meanwhile, Citilink Indonesia operates a total of 24 flights from and to Yogyakarta every week, including those connecting the provinces with Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang and Banjarmasin.To further ease and support passengers’ access to the YIA, various feeder transport services such as trains and shuttle buses are now available, departing from several departure points at the Yogyakarta city center and the airport. (aly) The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and its low-cost carrier subsidiary Citilink Indonesia are set to serve all inbound and outbound flights to Yogyakarta through the Yogyakarta International Airport (YIA) in Kulon Progo regency starting March 29. The transfer of all Garuda Indonesia Group flights from the Adisutjipto International Airport to the newly built airport was part of efforts to improve flight services, considering the international-class facilities available at the YIA, Garuda Indonesia director Irfan Setiaputra said on Tuesday.The decision to move its Yogyakarta operations was part of the group’s sustainable efforts to support the province to be the nation’s top-tier tourist destination and attract more international tourists, especially as the YIA has greater capacity that allows for the optimization of passenger growth projections.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Funding Awarded to Support Affordable Housing Projects in 17 Counties

first_imgGov. Wolf: Funding Awarded to Support Affordable Housing Projects in 17 Counties June 16, 2020 Infrastructure,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced more than $10 million in funding through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to support affordable housing projects across the commonwealth.“Being able to provide affordable, safe, and livable spaces for lower-income Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth remains a high priority for my administration. Especially as Pennsylvanians continue to feel the financial impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, ensuring that there are good housing options for those who need it is critical,” Gov. Wolf said. “HOME funding helps individuals acquire and preserve reliable and safe housing and ensures that opportunity is available to any eligible Pennsylvania homeowner or renter.”The HOME program provides federal funding to assist municipalities and local governments in expanding and preserving a supply of affordable housing for low and very low-income Pennsylvanians. HOME funds can be used in a variety of ways to address critical housing needs, including market-oriented approaches that offer opportunities such as homeownership or rental activities to revitalize communities with new investment. HOME program funds are provided to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the annual entitlement appropriation process.The funding will be distributed to projects in the following 17 counties:Cameron CountyCameron County was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of 10 existing owner-occupied homes. The county plans to rehabilitate homes owned by HUD income-eligible elderly and disabled residents.Centre CountyState College Borough was approved for $280,000 to acquire, renovate, and sell a single property to one low-income household, administered by the borough.Clearfield CountyClearfield County was approved for $257,580 to rehabilitate three existing owner-occupied homes.Columbia CountyColumbia County was approved for $1,926,679 to rehabilitate and convert a church in Bloomsburg into nine units of affordable rental housing for individuals or families at or below 50 percent of the median family income.Franklin CountyFranklin County was approved for $515,506 in funding to acquire, demolish, construct, and sell two three-bedroom homes to first-time homebuyers in the Borough of Waynesboro. The units will be marketed and sold to first-time low-income homebuyers.Indiana CountyIndiana County was approved for $300,000 to rehabilitate five existing owner-occupied homes.Lackawanna CountyLackawanna County was approved for $750,000 to rehabilitate an occupied six-unit low-moderate income apartment building. The funding will support exterior building rehabilitation, which includes noise reduction, siding, gutters, and the rehabilitation scope will consist of converting a one-bedroom unit into a two-bedroom unit and supports site work, which involves resurfacing the parking lot, parking lot painting, and landscaping.Lawrence CountyLawrence County was approved for $750,000 to rehabilitate 18 existing owner-occupied homes.Shenango Township was approved for $500,000 funds for rehabilitation of 12 existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by Lawrence County Community Service (LCCS).Lebanon CountyThe City of Lebanon was approved for $250,000 to rehabilitate six owner-occupied homes. The funding will support community efforts to improve the city, which has a high incidence of renter-occupied properties and single-family units which have undergone conversion into multi-family buildings.Lehigh CountyThe City of Allentown was approved for $500,000 to construct four new properties for sale, to be administered by City of Allentown’s Community and Economic Development Department, and the developer will be Housing Association and Development Corporation (HADC). The property sites are located in a neighborhood with a poverty rate of 40 percent.Lycoming CountySouth Williamsport Borough was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Montour CountyMontour County was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Northumberland CountyThe City of Sunbury was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate nine owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Milton Borough was approved for $500,000 for the rehabilitation of nine existing owner-occupied homes to be administered by the SEDA-Council of Governments.Schuylkill CountySt. Clair Borough was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate 14 owner-occupied homes to be administered by the borough secretary and Mullin & Lonergan Associates, Inc. The program will be available to all low-income borough residents but will target low-income elderly residents.Union CountyUnion County was approved for $500,000 to rehabilitate 15 owner-occupied homes to be administered by the Union County Housing Authority.York CountyThe City of York was approved for $500,000 to construct six new townhomes for low-income, first-time homebuyers. York Habitat for Humanity is pairing this construction project with its Critical Home Repair and Aging in Place programs to provide services to neighbors.For more information, visit the DCED website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Spacious family-friendly riverside home hits the market

first_img64 Callabonna Street, Westlake. The media room at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she had lived in the area for about 18 years, and had a house at Riverhills previously.“We haven’t moved very far. The idea was to be close to work,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Located in a little pocket at Westlake, Mrs Bartholomaeus said the home had an open outlook downstairs.“You can see the kids in the pool and yard from the kitchen,” she said.“We have a bedroom downstairs where my elderly mum comes to stay,” she said.“There is a lovely media room upstairs where the kids can disappear in there and you don’t hear a thing.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Tim Bartholomaeus and wife Patrese have made the decision to sell their beautiful riverside home at 64 Callabonna St, Westlake.Mr Bartholomaeus, the managing director of Dixon Homes, built the house in 2008.With two children aged 11 and 9, Mrs Bartholomaeus said they loved the outlook over the river.“It’s really lovely and so close to the walking tracks,” she said.“This is a safe community. We feel OK walking out in the afternoon and down to the park with the kids.” 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.Mrs Bartholomaeus said she would love to see another family buy the home.“A lot of people have commented that having five bedrooms upstairs is rare,” she said.With a large extended family, Mrs Bartholomaeus said plenty of time was spent in the kitchen.“We have a large family so it’s a great space for gatherings,” she said. The spacious kitchen at 64 Callabonna Street, Westlake.She said building the home was a “labour of love” to get it finished as her husband fell sick during the earlier months of construction and was rushed to hospital with a blood disorder. She said not long after her father had passed away too.last_img read more

Nestlé’s Nürk to head up new Pensionsfonds division at Mercer

first_imgLast year, she helped establish the Nestlé Pensionsfond (NPF) as a cross-border vehicle, the first of its kind, which allowed employees of Nestlé’s Austrian business to join the vehicle.Nürk was previously managing director of publishing house Uhlenbruch and has worked at JP Morgan Asset Management and DekaBank, where she was responsible for institutional relationship management.She began her career at Deutsche Bank Research, after completing her doctorate.Uwe Buchem, Mercer’s head of retirement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said he was pleased to be able to appoint Nürk as head of the new division.“We are reacting to companies’ growing interest in using Pensionsfonds for the provision of retirement benefits,” he said.“I am convinced Dr Nürk, with her wide-ranging experience and know-how, will meet all requirements for our new offering to succeed.” Mercer has hired Bettina Nürk, who was formerly responsible for Nestlé’s pension funds in Germany, to lead a new division within the consultancy.Nürk, responsible for investment management and employee benefits while at the Swiss food company, began her new role at Mercer at the beginning of the month.She is to lead its newly launched consultancy for Pensionsfonds.At Nestlé, Nürk was in charge of the company’s German Pensionskassen, but also its Pensionsfonds.last_img read more

Unlicensed gun seized

first_imgILOILO City – A 40-year-old man was nabbed forpossession of an unlicensed gun in Barangay Maninila, Miag-ao, Iloilo. Detained in the lockup cell of the municipalpolice station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 10591,or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN A .45-caliber pistol loaded seven live bulletswas confiscated from Edward Labiao of Barangay Cadsadan, San Jose, Antique, apolice report showed/ center_img The Miag-ao police caught Labiao carrying afirearm while onboard a jeepney around 12 p.m. on Feb. 24. They confiscated thegun after Labiao failed to present a license.last_img read more

New date announced for Canoefest 2017

first_imgBrookville, Ind. — Canoefest organizers say the canoe races will be held on the weekend of August 19. All classes will race Saturday, August 19.Canoefest starts at the Brookville Lake Tailwaters, beneath the Brookville Lake Dam. This area is under the jurisdiction of the Army Corps of Engineers, and is not a public put in for boats. Canoefest is allowed to start there under a special permit FOR RACE DAY ONLY.last_img

Henderson relishes Reds competition

first_img “I thought Simon was brilliant with two brilliant saves at the penalty and the follow-up after that. That was magnificent. “He was brilliant at Sunderland when I was there and he has been brilliant since he came into the club and he will get stronger and stronger and he will be fantastic for Liverpool. “It is a good way to announce yourself at Liverpool. Pepe (Reina) was unbelievable in his time here and Simon has come in and been fantastic and I think he will be a really good signing for us.” Henderson also praised another new arrival Kolo Toure, who has slotted into the back four to replace the recently retired Jamie Carragher. “I thought he was brilliant. He has come in and is a real leader,” he said. “He is talking all the time on and off the field and he has a lot of experience which helps the whole team.” Last season it took Liverpool until late September to register their first league win so with three points already on the board, Henderson believes they can move on with increased confidence. “We wanted to start the season well and from our first win hopefully we can kick on and do well against Villa next week,” he said. “It is a good start, first game, first win and I think we played quite well at times. Hopefully we can build on it. “I think we have kept improving all the time (over the last year). We ended last season quite strongly and we have picked up where we left off. It is a good start but there is a long way to go.” Jordan Henderson is determined to fight for his place as the challenge of holding down a place in Liverpool’s midfield becomes increasingly tough. There were times last year when the England Under-21 international’s days at Anfield appeared to be numbered. Within a couple of months of manager Brendan Rodgers arriving, the midfielder was offered to Fulham as part of a failed bid to sign Clint Dempsey. Press Association Henderson rejected the switch, knuckled down and has found his reward on the pitch having been named in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s opening-day win over Stoke at the weekend. “It is always nice to play, I am sure that is the same for everyone,” said the 23-year-old. “But we are a squad and there will be times when other people come in and I have to keep fighting for my place and hopefully stay in the team. “The most important thing in your first game of the season at home is to win the game and that is what we got.” Liverpool could have beaten Stoke at a canter – Henderson himself could have had at least two, once only being denied by the fingertips of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic who diverted the ball onto a post. The midfielder admits they have to be more ruthless in front of goal if they are to stand a chance of breaking back into the top four, especially with last season’s 30-goal striker Luis Suarez suspended until the end of September. But he also paid tribute to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who saved a late penalty, whom he believes is more than capable of filling the void left by fans’ favourite Jose Reina who was loaned out to Napoli very soon after the Belgian arrived at Anfield this summer. “We had a lot of chances and we should probably have put it to bed a lot earlier but it wasn’t to be and the most important thing was to win the game,” he added. last_img read more

John O’Shea unlikely to report for international duty due to injury

first_img “He’s not been able to get fit for us in two weeks, so he’s not going to get fit with a hamstring in 10 days. Sadly for us today, he was missing and sadly for them. “He got through training all right yesterday and was selected to play, but felt it this morning, so we took him out.” The news will come as a blow to Ireland boss Martin O’Neill, who named the 34-year-old in a provisional 39-man squad last month despite the fact that he is suspended for the first game in Zenica next Friday evening after being sent off in Poland. O’Shea, who has 108 senior caps to his name, has not played since damaging his hamstring in the 3-0 derby victory over Newcastle on October 25. John O’Shea is unlikely to make the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 play-off showdown with Bosnia-Herzegovina after aggravating his hamstring injury. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce confirmed that the defender, who missed the Black Cats’ 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Southampton on Saturday afternoon, is unlikely to meet up with his international team-mates in Dublin on Sunday. Allardyce said: “No, I don’t think so, but he will be talking to them. I wouldn’t have thought that, with the recurrence in his hamstring, he would be anywhere near available. last_img read more

Dover appointed National Coach for historic clash against Martinique

first_imgWAYNE ‘Wiggy’ Dover will return to the helm of Guyana’s National football team – The Golden Jaguars – for their March 28 first-time encounter against Martinique at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in Linden.While the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) is yet to make an official announcement on the composition of the technical staff and squad for the game, Dover yesterday confirmed his appointment with Chronicle Sport.Dover, when contacted and asked about his being named National coach, stated “Yes, I was appointed (as National coach), but I think the GFF will make an official announcement tomorrow (today), and I’m here for any comments after that.”The GFF has been tight-lipped about information surrounding the Golden Jaguars ever since announcing that the team, who were inactive since their exit from the Caribbean Cup last year, will be facing the French Island of Martinique.As an overseas department of the French Republic, Martinique is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter the FIFA World Cup or any competition organised first-hand by the organisation. Martinique is, however, a member of CONCACAF and CFU and is eligible for all competitions organised by both organisations.While Guyana, despite being a powerhouse in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), have never qualified for the Gold Cup (male version), Martinique are preparing to make their fifth appearance at the CONCACAF showpiece this year.Martinique will be placed in Group B of the 2017 Gold Cup alongside five-time champions USA, Panama, and Haiti/Nicaragua.The French territory will play their first game against Haiti or Nicaragua (pending play-off game between the two countries) on July 8, the USA on July 12 and Panama on July 15.Dover was named national coach for the Golden Jaguars in 2009 – 2010 after serving as an assistant to Trinidadian Jamaal Shabazz for four years (2005 – 2009).When Shabazz returned for another stint in 2011, Dover was once again his right-hand man (assistant coach), but the ‘Trini’ fell out of favour with the-then GFF.Ahead of the CFU Caribbean Cup (Gold Cup qualification), Shabazz was hired by the Clinton Urling-led Normalisation Committee and so too was Dover as his assistant.Dover is one of the most decorated coaches in Guyana, with an illustrious record as head coach of Alpha United Football Club – one of the country’s most storied and accomplished teams.last_img read more

GMR&SC gaining sponsorship momentum ahead of drag race

first_imgMOHAMED’S Enterprise, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares are among some of the sponsors listed for next weekend’s Drag Race meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).Sponsors released by the club last evening were BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Supreme Ventures, and Air Services Limited.Power Line, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, Enetworks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet had confirmed their sponsorship up to press time.Mohamed’s Enterprise announced earlier this week that it would sponsor the extension of the current drag strip from 1 000ft to 1 320ft or an international quarter-mile.The sponsorship will definitely be a welcome push for an event that was postponed by one week, and for a club which has placed the infrastructure of racing on the front burner for 2019.Already, GMR&SC has constructed new sections of the pit area to ensure that more competitors can be housed during its year-end international circuit racing event.The construction of the launch pad for the drag strip is also something that the Rameez Mohamed-headed club has been doing recently.The plan is to have it ready for the March 24 event.last_img read more