Cracks Left Unfixed In TIA Runaway While Expensive Equipment Unused

The Tribhuvan International Airport continues to have problems with its sorry runway conditions as well as the maintenance provided which is below standard. The management of the airport seems unfazed by the complaints of the major stakeholders of the airport including all its passengers and the airlines operating there.

It was just recently that the TIA management decided to purchase heavy equipment in their attempt to perform runway maintenance so that it will have better preparedness in times of disasters but it was all left unused after it has been bought. This only shows how extremely bad the management of the airport because no one is accountable for the purchase and the use of the equipment.

A statement from officials of TIA said that the disaster preparedness training that they had back in 2012 to 2013 covers the training of the personnel involved in major operations in terms of disaster management as well as the purchase of heavy duty equipment which will be used for maintenance. The training was held at the Pacific Disaster Center located in Hawaii.

According to TIA Civil Engineering Division’s official, the heavy equipment they have procured includes concrete saw and a mobile asphalt plant. The total purchase amount was almost 200 million Rs. It was said to be reserved as a method of disaster preparedness but it is still not used more than two years after it has been purchased and left out in the open.

The said equipment is able to produce hot-mix asphalt at a rate of six tons for every hour that will be very useful in case there is surface repairs needed on the runway right after natural disasters such as earthquakes.

A station manager working for an international airline questioned the move of the management, or the lack thereof, despite the fact that the airport’s current state is in a level of emergency.

The spokesperson of TIA, Prem Nath Thakur, said that technicians will be working on the runway but he added that he has no knowledge of existing equipment that is left unused inside the airport premises including concrete saw and asphalt plant.

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Better Protection For Public Workers Who Are Prone To Assaults And Harassment

In the state of New York, a new law was passed to order to provide better protection for employees who are prone to assault. The bill that has been signed into a law by Governor Andrew Cuomo elevates assault on certain public workers from misdemeanor to felony. The public workers who will be affected include utility workers, cleaners of stations and terminals and process servers, the court employees who are required to serve summonses and warrants to those who are involved in legal cases.

Several laws have been enacted into order to provide extra protection for other employee groups that include transit workers, emergency medical service providers and emergency medical service technicians. The bill was sponsored by State Senator William Larkin after a utility worker contacted him when he was violently attacked during the performance of his job.

Public workers are vital to the operations of most institutions in the New York state; however, these workers have become easy targets for aggression and assaults. News on the bill signing was received well by public workers. For example, when a utility worker enters a home alone, he is exposed to possible assault or harassment. Cleaners of subways and transportation facilities are exposed to many dangerous situations particularly when they work alone.

Process servers who are assigned to deliver warrants and summonses to defendants on a legal case are usually threatened if not assaulted while on the job. The law also aims to protect process servers from defendants who unleash or fail to control an animal to prevent a process serving or to retaliate against the individual.

No employee must work facing a threat of assault that is why legislation aims to ensure that the hardworking and dedicated workforce of the state of New York is given the proper protection under law.

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Arborist From Dalton Helps In Keeping The Beauty Of The Tree City

It was last year when a professional arborist, Gretchen Musser, who also happens to be a landscape architect became the circuit rider representing the Georgia Urban Forest Council and she was assigned to cover a large part of the northern Georgia.

She shared that the program was made in order to reach out to the communities and to aid them in being aware of the existence of the Tree City USA which is a program by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This is also to help them be aware of other things such as tree ordinances, mitigation plans for the storm water and other different types of projects.

This is how she was able to come across with Chris Stearns who is the Dalton Tree Board’s chairman.

Dalton has been a consistent member of the program Tree City USA for around 26 years already. It also has its own Tree Board and its very own tree ordinance. What it was searching for is to start a new contract with an arborist.

Stearns shared that he had talked with Musser and he believes that she can be a good resource for Dalton.

It was more than two months already when Musser started working for Dalton as their new arborist and she only works every Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Musser revealed that she is tasked with dealing with plans and to ensure that if there are any development plans that will be passed that it will adhere to the existing tree ordinance. She is also working with various projects connected to the Tree Board and she is busy planting as well as spreading public awareness regarding the importance of the trees. She is also working hand in hand with public works together with parks and recreation in order to perform evaluation on trees that have failed in some ways or another. They decide whether the tree can be saved through proper pruning, another method or the last resort which is to remove the tree altogether.

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HART: Heroin Addiction Has No Boundaries

A group of residents and community leaders came together in an effort to open people’s eyes especially those that haven’t come to terms regarding the widespread heroin addiction.

 

HART – Heroin: It’s Here

 

The Health Awareness and Recovery Together (HART) group, together with the Hilliard Optimist Club and support from other community members, are set to do a town hall meeting on October 4 from 7 – 9 pm at Bradley High School.

 

The meeting “Heroin: It’s Here” will include a question and answer session with a panel of great speakers in hopes to communicate that heroin does not have boundaries.

 

Heroin: no boundaries, no discrimination

 

Karen Norval, one of the founders of HART, mentioned that she got motivated to assemble the town hall due to her experience with the community’s refusal to believe that heroin is a problem in Hilliard.

 

She kept hearing from people that heroin is not in Hilliard. For her, people are not understanding that heroin doesn’t have borders, and it is closer to homes than people think.

 

Joshua Cohill, a Hilliard detective, said that he has seen heroin abuse regardless of the socioeconomic status in Hilliard. He added that heroin doesn’t discriminate.

 

Aside from the harmful effects to its users, family members also suffer a huge emotional toll from seeing their loved ones suffering or from discovering overdose.

 

HART’s hope to inform

 

The panel speakers will include those having direct and indirect experiences from heroin abuse including those addicted and their family members as well as police officers who experienced the primary and secondary effects from the abuse.

 

Carla Karn is one of the panel members. Her 24 year old daughter has been clean after having experienced heroin while studying high school in Marysville. They later moved in Hilliard.

 

She said that they only knew of their daughter’s abuse when she was arrested. Only then that Karn began adding up her daughter’s activities and behaviors. She wants other parents to know what they experienced.

 

HART members hope that insights can be provided by their panel members. And although, there are countless clinics or hospitals available nearby or in farther locations like luxury rehab medical centers in Malibu, knowledge to prevent abuse is better than dealing with the problem later on.

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Increased Sales For Homes In South Florida Excluding Condos In Miami Area

The recorded home sales for South Florida are a mixture of figures for the month of August. The single family homes are being bought faster compared to the condominium units, a report from the Florida Realtors revealed.

The slow performance of the closely monitored condominium market in Miami-Dade County continues to go on the same path.

The tri-county area’s sales for the available single family properties have increased by 9.8 per cent and with a total of 4,580 coming from a decline in the previous month of July. The median sales amount has also risen by 8.6 per cent and is now at $315,000.

In other parts of the state, the housing market for the single family homes has also increased by 8.2 per cent with a total number of 25,070 while the median price has also risen by 12.6 per cent and is now $225,000. Out of the four largest areas in the metro, Jacksonville was found to have the highest increase when it comes to closings while Tampa gathers the highest when it comes to growth in value.

The condominium and townhouse market for South Florida is not as good because of the recent decline in sales of about 1.3 per cent which leads to total sales of only 3,785. That figure was included in the nine consecutive months where the volume is lower but it is still good news since the drop is not a double-digit figure compared to the previous months. The median sales price, on the other hand, has rise by 8.3 per cent and is now at $169,000.

All over Florida, the sales when it comes to condos and townhouses have rise by 3.3 per cent and has sold a total of 9,484 units with the median price continuing to grow with 6.7 per cent increase in the past month at $160,000. There are additional more closings in areas such as Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando.

If you are planning to purchase a condo for sale in Bangkok then it is best to consult a local real estate agent to know the current state of the market.

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