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PREMIUMTransjakarta plans feeder expansion to serve more passengers in the ‘burbs

first_imgGoogle Serving millions of passenger trips a year on the many routes it provides, the city-owned Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service has become an indispensable part of the daily commute for residents in the capital and its suburbs.Launched in 2004, the Transjakarta BRT – also known simply as “the busway” – served more than 264 million cumulative passenger trips last year with its 3,865-strong fleet, ranging from big articulated buses to micro buses on its 13 main corridors and several sub-routes that criss-cross Jakarta.Amid the company’s efforts to spread its service coverage, however, many areas are still not linked to the Transjakarta network, which has deterred residents from using the service.Tirta Umbas, a 25-year-old office worker who lives in Pasar Minggu, South Jak… Forgot Password ? Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Transjakarta-lanes transjakarta public-transportation Jakarta-transportation Jakarta-trafficlast_img read more


first_imgUSC Keck professors Michael Menchine, left, and Sanjay Arora, right, present follow-up data of their six-month “Trial to Examine Tex-Based mHealth for Emergency department patients with Diabetes.” mHealth (mobile health) describes the use of mobile phones and other devices for public health. – Arkadiy Garber | Summer Trojanlast_img

Use oil revenues to fund free tertiary education – GTUC

first_imgDays after the University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) had come out calling for free tertiary education, the General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis, had called for future oil revenues to be used to fund free education from the nursery to the university level.GTUC General Secretary Lincoln LewisThe call was resonated by Lewis during the Labour Day Rally held at the National Park.“We call for the provision of free education from nursery to university, as enshrined in the Constitution, Article 27…“Tek some ah de money that alyuh gun get from oil, go in the National Assembly, Bharrat (Jagdeo) and Moses (Nagamootoo), and mek plans. We want free education. We want an educated nation,” Lewis said.The trade unionist was cheered on by the large crowd as he reminded the ministers present that they had benefited from free tertiary education in the past.Prior to this call, he had also demanded better health care services in all 10 administrative regions across the country.“Labour calls on Government to revamp the health care system so that all 10 administrative regions could have a main referral hospital with modern diagnostic and treatment capabilities, including emergency facilities capable of dealing with severe injuries… A healthy nation is a productive nation,” Lewis had declared.His calls for better health care come at a time when drug shortage in particular has been plaguing the nation’s health system. Moreover, most health posts across the country are generally unable to cater for severe ailments, hence the reason for many being air-dashed in recent times to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).Many had flagged this as an issue in the past, as patients tend to lose their lives while being rushed to the institution.On the other hand, calls for free tertiary education have surfaced at a time when, only recently, the University of Guyana (UG) announced an increase in tuition fees.The hike has been criticised by many students, and even workers attached to the University’s Turkeyen Campus, as they bashed the facilities and conditions under which they are forced to operate.Just over a week ago, the UGSS had staged a walk-out to highlight their discomfort with the fees, as they believe that free tertiary education is their right.President of the UGSS, Devat Ramroop, told Guyana Times that the University has been hiking tuition fees much to the dislike of the students. She said that most persons who attend the University are already under a lot of financial strain, and increasing the fees would mean that some students may be forced to drop out.Single parents, the UGSS President added, would also be forced to amend their budgets just to ensure that their children complete their studies and hopefully find a job amidst reports of the high unemployment rate.“So (in) 2017 we had a 15 per cent increase, then in 2018 we had 10 per cent; and now in 2019 we’re having another 10 per cent,” she complained.The student body’s request for free tertiary education comes at a time when UG is bracing itself for a financial audit of its spending, as it has been accused of lavish disbursements in insignificant areas. In the meantime, this publication was told that the Auditor General’s Office has already commenced the preparatory stages to kick-start the audit.The University of Guyana Workers’ Union had first requested a financial audit of the spending of the University, as UG is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and, more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers, although tuition fees have been increasing annually.last_img read more

The Arsenal youngster poised to burst into the first team – Young Guns Blog

first_img Chris Willock has been singled out by Arsene Wenger during Arsenal’s pre-season Arsenal blogger Jamie Sanderson looks at the next young star expected to make the step up from the Gunners’ academy to the first team…It seems like every year there’s a top talent ready to burst out of Arsenal’s glittering academy – and this year is no different.During the friendly with Boreham Wood at the weekend, Arsene Wenger gave a run out to the next exciting prospect to emerge in the form of 16-year-old Chris Willock.This was no reserve run out, as he lined up alongside the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Wojciech Szczesny in a strong team. It’s a sign of just how highly he is regarded.Wenger admitted he was interested and intrigued by the winger after hearing plenty about him.Rightly so – Willock has been sparkling for the youth team and despite his young age, has been impossible to ignore.A technical wide man who can play as a number 10, he boasts great skill and speed, and is working hard to add power and physicality to his game in order to become a complete package.Ability must be mixed with attitude for Willock to reach the top, and all the reports are that he’s a good kid, has a great attitude and is hungry to listen and improve.We’ve only just started to get a glimpse of Willock but all the signs are that we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in future.From Jack Wilshere to Serge Gnabry, plenty of talents have used the pre-season to force their way into the first-team setup, and while Willock has time on his side, he’s good enough to make waves this summer and put himself in contention with the senior boys.Arsenal fans, have you seen Willock in action? If so, what do you think? Let us know below… 1last_img read more