June 12

Minister carries out threat to shut down French station’s broadcasts throughout country

first_img February 18, 2021 Find out more July 28, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister carries out threat to shut down French station’s broadcasts throughout country News RSF_en Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organisation in Democratic Republic of Congo, strongly condemn the government’s shutdown of local FM retransmission of the French public radio station Radio France Internationale (RFI) throughout the country since 26 July. The two organisations urge the authorities to rescind the ban.“This measure confirms that certain government officials have it in for RFI and makes us fear more authoritarian excesses,” Journalist in Danger president Donat M’Baya Tshimanga said. “The government has taken a very disturbing decision,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard added. “By shutting down RFI, it has deprived half of the Congolese population of the access it needs to independent news.”Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger point out that, instead of silencing RFI, the Congolese authorities could use their right of reply whenever they see fit.JED has confirmed from various sources that RFI’s broadcasts on the FM waveband have been cut since 26 July in Kinshasa (the country’s capital), Lubumbashi (the capital of the southern province of Katanga) Kisangani (the capital of the northeastern province of Orientale) and Matadi (the capital of the western province of Bas-Congo).Communications minister Lambert Mendé Omalanga confirmed to Reporters Without Borders by telephone yesterday that all local retransmission of RFI has been suspended. “I am not in a position to make a public statement today,” he said, “We will hold a news conference tomorrow in Kinshasa to explain why we had to take this grave decision.” He invited JED to attend the news conference at 1 p.m. today in Kinshasa’s Grand Hotel.RFI said the government’s reason for the shutdown was the broadcasting of information explaining why certain former rebel units had decided to desert from the Congolese army, into which they had recently been incorporated. RFI pointed out that the information had been provided by the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) at a news conference on 22 July.RFI’s signal in Bukavu (the capital of the eastern province of Sud-Kivu) has been cut since 10 June, when the communications minister had threatened to extend the measure to the rest of the country. “We accuse RFI of trying to incite soldiers to disobey their superiors and to revolt, and of stirring up problems in the barracks while the country is at war,” he said at the time.Reporters Without Borders has received complaints from residents in Kivu since the shutdown there. Eric Muvomo, the head of a human rights group based in Luvungi, near Bukavu, said: “the population of the Ruzizi-Sud-Kivu plain is not happy with this draconian measure by the minister Lambert Mendé,” he said. “The public needs to be informed about the army’s situation in the province and about military operations.”A local radio station manager told Reporters Without Borders: “What will they do with the small local stations? The RFI shutdown sends a strong signal. It means the authorities are prepared to do anything, even to close all the other media.”A human rights activist said: “We are definitely missing RFI a great deal in Bukavu. We find it hard to accept the shutdown, which was decided suddenly without any consultation with the population.” Help by sharing this information News February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica to go further Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma February 16, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Newslast_img read more

June 12

Parsons Wins GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Program/Project/Construction Management

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Parsons Wins GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Program/Project/Construction Management From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 11:40 am Parsons has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide program/project management and construction management (PM/CM) services to the Special Programs Division (SPD) under the GSA Public Buildings Service. This single-award BPA has a 5-year period of performance (1 year plus 4 option years) and an unlimited contract ceiling.Under the agreement, Parsons will provide PM/CM services to include quality assurance, engineering, facility condition assessments, and related technical support to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal customers. These services will support the upgrade of government facilities throughout the United States, its territories and possessions, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.“Parsons is pleased to be awarded this follow-on agreement to support the GSA SPD,” stated Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons Group President. “Building on our experience over the last 5 years, we will continue to ensure that the SPD has the management and technical support needed to successfully execute their projects.”With more than 70 years of experience, Parsons is a leading provider of PM/CM services to the U.S. Government. The corporation currently holds more than a dozen GSA contracts and is providing PM/CM services to a broad range of federal customers, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Park Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Parsons, celebrating more than 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, industrial, and infrastructure. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

June 12

Homebuyers Scammed During Escrow Process

first_img Community News Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Public Safety Homebuyers Scammed During Escrow Process Published on Friday, July 10, 2020 | 11:06 am Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Purchasing a home is an exciting time, but homebuyers should be on guard so their down payments and closing costs don’t end up in a criminal’s account.In the Homebuyer Scam, criminals identify potential victims by hacking into the computers of homebuyers, real estate agents and escrow companies. Their goal is to get details of a home purchase that is underway.A fake email is sent to the homebuyer by someone impersonating the real estate agent or escrow company. The email instructs the buyer to wire the down payment and closing costs to the criminal’s bank account.TIPS:• Learn about the closing process from your real estate and escrow company agents and ask for verified phone numbers and email addresses.• Personally verify bank account details for wire transfers with your trusted agents.• Be suspicious of any deviation from previously discussed closing steps, especially bank account changes.• If you are victimized, immediately request that your bank reverse the wire transfer, notify your local police agency and file a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at www.ic3.gov.For a printable version of this fraud alert, click here.Deputy District Attorney Ryan Tracy explains how the scam works in this video.Follow @LADAOffice on Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and use #FraudFriday.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

May 12

Towards the coaching relationship

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Inthis second article in the five-part Masterclass series by Ashridge Consultingon achieving best practice in coaching, Charlotte Sills gives a detailedbreakdown of the coaching relationshipThe single factor most vital to successful outcomes in executive coaching isthe quality of the relationship between coach and client. In her article in this series last month (Training Magazine, January), InaSmith stressed that executive coaching is quite different from ‘trainingcoaching’, which focuses on the development of skills or knowledge. What, then, can the executive coach offer? What can a client reasonablyexpect of his or her coach, and what skills or knowledge should the coach havein order to secure the best possible outcome for their client? Smith’s articlehas already identified many of these. However, even the coach with the best‘kitbag’ of skills, knowledge and business experience will not procure the bestoutcome for their client unless they are able to establish and build a goodrelationship. Consultancy coaching has many features in common with counselling andpsychotherapy. It is the intentional use of a relationship that aims to developthe entire person of the client in relation to his/her professional life. Thepersonal and professional areas of a person’s life cannot be kept separate. Theclient brings his/her personal self to the professional role and it is thisarea of overlap that is usually the focus of a coaching intervention. Because of the features coaching shares with counselling and psychotherapy,consultancy coaches can learn important lessons from some of the research intosuccessful psychotherapy outcomes. This research has identified the ‘commonfactors’ that contribute to positive change, and studied their relativeimportance. In numerous studies over the last 30 years, it has been confirmed again andagain that the largest contribution within the therapy room to client outcomewas the existence of a positive therapeutic relationship. Summarising much ofthis research, Assay and Lambert, in 1999, identified the following relativeimportance of key factors affecting client outcome: – client factors – 40 per cent: such as openness, optimism, motivation, astrong friendship and family network or membership in a religious community – expectancy/placebo factors – 15 per cent: the instillation of hope broughtabout by the engagement – model and technique factors – 15 per cent: gains arising from the use ofparticular theories, models or techniques – relationship factors – 30 per cent: the client perceives the practitionerto be offering empathy, respect and genuineness, and there is a sharedunderstanding of the nature of the work If we transpose these findings to the consultancy coaching context, themessage is clear: the establishment of a meaningful relationship betweenpractitioner and client is vitally important – and far more important than theapplication or teaching of theories and models. The implication for coaches is that they may need to resist the urge toimpart knowledge or theories in favour of developing a good relationship.Frequently the coaching client, eager to advance, will be very keen to learnnew models or formulae, but this should not be the initial priority for theconsultancy coach. Coaching contract What, then, will ensure the creation of a good relationship? Research suchas the 1994 studies by Bordin state that positive outcomes rely uponrelationships that involve mutuality of goals, tasks and bonds. In the coaching context, coach and client must have: – a clear, shared agreement about the goal of their work – the direction andthe desired outcome – a clear understanding about how the coaching work will happen and whatwill be the role or tasks of each party – bonds of mutual respect and empathy. A relationship in which the clientexperiences him or herself to be understood and warmly accepted even after theyhas shown their vulnerabilities. All these three elements are held within the coaching contract, whichprovides a container for the work and represents both its scope and also itsboundaries. Core elements The effective coaching relationship needs to: Provide the opportunity for understanding. It is important that whatevertheories are used to understand a situation, they should make good sense to theclient. In fact, they are more effective if they are generated by the client.Therefore, the coach needs to be flexible and responsive in the first instanceto the client’s assessment of the problem rather than their own. It may also be relevant to share with the client, as mentioned above, that40 per cent of successful outcome is due to client factors. It is oftenimportant to enquire into the client’s support network, where they getprofessional and personal support, what else they have in their life thatsupports them (family, hobby, or religion). If this area of the client’s lifeis impoverished, he/she should be encouraged to develop it. Build on existing strengths. Unlike counselling, coaching does not set outto heal psychological or emotional difficulties, nor bring about majorcharacterological change. Naturally, these may happen as a by-product of thecoaching engagement, but they are not the goal and do not form part of thecontract. What coaching will do is help the client to know him or herselfbetter and identify their existing and potential strengths. Building on whatthey can already do will both maximise Lambert’s ’15 per cent hope’ factor andalso help to open the door to the development of new skills. Develop skills and encourage experimentation. Another of the ‘commonfactors’ is the opportunity to identify relevant skills – to polish up existingskills or practice new ones while having the chance to get accurate feedback.The relationship should foster an atmosphere of experimentation and discoveryrather than ‘finding the right answer’. Then the client can review and reflectupon the results of their experiments and use them to challenge beliefs theymay have about themselves, others or the organisation. Facilitate the sense of achievement. Clients need a sense of agency orachievement and self-responsibility. It is important the client be able toarticulate what they have done or are doing differently in order to increasethe feeling of mastery and self-efficacy. Coaching is less effective if theclient perceives him or herself to be dependent on the coach’s expertise. Prevent ‘relapse’ . Where the identified goal of coaching is a change in theclient’s behaviour, it is extremely unlikely the client will not at some timelapse into old ways of behaving. It is important they don’t see such lapses assetbacks but believe that they provide the opportunity to check and see whetherthere was something useful in the old behaviour. To prevent serious lapses, itis always useful to invite the client to predict them, discuss what triggersthe old behaviour and, subsequently, develop strategies for respondingdifferently. Sources– Ashridge Consulting’s Coaching for Consultants programme willinclude a module that explores what skills and attitudes are needed by thecoach in order to establish the kind of relationship that will provide thosecore facilitative elements. Enquiries about this programme should be made toTracey Field, 01442 841106, [email protected]– TP Assay & MJ Lambert (1999) The empirical case for thecommon factors in therapy: quantitive findings– MA Hubble, BL Duncan and SD Miller (eds) The Heart and Soulof Change: What Works in Therapy, (pp33-56), Washington DC, APA Press– ES Bordin (1994) Theory and research on the therapeuticworking alliance– Horvath and S Greenberg (eds) The Working Alliance: Researchand Practice, New York, Wiley– AN Schore (2000) Minds in the Making, Seventh Annual, JohnBowlby Memorial Lecture (CAPP), LondonUnderstanding the contractIt is important to recognise thereare significant differences between the contract in counselling/therapy and thecontract in coaching.Normally, the goal of coaching is defined in terms of theclient’s professional life rather than their personal life. As a result, thecoaching contract might well include levels of complexity that are not presentin the therapeutic engagement.Private agreementSometimes a coach will have the luxury of a private agreementbetween him or herself and the client, but more frequently the consultancycoach is subject to multiple levels of contact and commitment to other parts ofthe organisation. Usually the fee is paid by the organisation, which may haveits own agenda for the client, or the coaching may be part of a widerconsulting initiative, which may create possible confusion or conflict ofinterest. Conflicts abound arising from confidentiality issues, financialloyalty (who is paying?) and ‘best interests’ allegiances. These areas needcareful and explicit contracts involving clarification of goals and tasks if anatmosphere of trust is to be created.Empathic relationshipAs identified on page 32, the third of Bordin’s elements – theempathic relationship – cannot be established by contracts alone. It is builtby the quality of the contact between coach and client, and I believe it to bethe heart and foundation stone of all the work that takes place. Indeed,without it, the client cannot feel safe enough to take the risks of selfdisclosure either to the coach or to themselves.Human beings are programmed from birth to seek attachment andrelationship. We become who we are by being shaped by our relationships withthe world and the people around us. Neuroscientific research has found that ininfancy, the empathic loving bond between a responsive parent and the baby isactually essential in developing the neural networks that regulate the youngchild’s sense of itself, its feelings, and its capacity to think and makedecisions.In 2000, Schore presented exciting evidence to suggest thateven in adulthood, an empathic accepting ‘right brain – right brain’ connectionwith someone we trust, can provide the possibility for the development of newneural pathways, of new ways of feeling and being.All this would tend to confirm what many people believe – if weare in a relationship in which our thoughts and feelings are heard and acceptedin an empathic way by another person, we learn to hear and accept ourselves.This is essential if the client is to use coaching to raiseawareness of them-selves and their working patterns, rather than put energyinto either denial or paralysing self-criticism. They need to acknowledge whatthey know and what they don’t. They need to be available to hear feedback,examine their working patterns and experiment with new ideas.Empathy means allowing someone to feel met, truly understoodand seen. Within a solid working alliance, empathy can include, when the timeis right, the difficult confrontation or demanding challenge. However, it ischaracterised at heart by a real relationship of acceptance and resonance thatinvites the client to step into the area of ‘bounded instability’ from whichreal creativity and change can emergeIn summary, the client needs to feel safe enough and valuedenough to be able to use the other core ‘common factors’ of the successfultherapeutic relationship, all of which are highly relevant to the coachingrelationship. Towards the coaching relationshipOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

May 12

NHS childcare on target

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. The Government’s £70m childcare strategy is on track to ensure all NHS staffhave access to a childcare co-ordinator who can help them meet family needs. Delegates at the NHS childcare conference, Beyond Workplace Nurseries, weretold last week that 124 co-ordinators have already been appointed at NHStrusts, while another 50 are currently being recruited. The Department of Health’s commitment to provide 150 on-site nurseries with7,500 subsidised childcare places by 2004 is also within reach – there are now120 schemes open or in the pipeline providing 5,200 places. NHS HR director Andrew Foster predicted the childcare strategy would helpthe health service meet its recruitment targets. He said: “The challenge of balancing childcare responsibilities andemployment is often a source of considerable stress for parents. “We are committed to improving the working lives of NHS staff byproviding high quality, value-for-money childcare. We need to ensure thismessage is reaching potential recruits and returners.” For the first time, NHS staff can easily find details of their localchildcare co-ordinator by going straight to a central database, launched at theconference. Speaking to delegates, health minister John Hutton said: “The NHSchildcare strategy represents a key element in making the NHS a model employeras well as enabling it to deliver its priorities over the next threeyears.” www.doh.gov.uk/iwl Comments are closed. NHS childcare on targetOn 18 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

May 12

Comment on 15 cool things you should do when you resign your job by Jose

first_imgComment on 15 cool things you should do when you resign your job by JoseShared from missc on 16 Apr 2016 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article I was offered a much better opportunity by a direct competitor of my current company. I’ve been with my current company 15+ years but after multiple mergers and buyouts it felt like I worked for 5 different companies! My question is how do you handle resignation knowing you’re going to a direct competitor and how do you handle the inevitable question of “where are you going to?” If asked.Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

May 3

Traffic Alert: New Lane Restrictions, Lane Closures on Veterans Memorial Parkway

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Traffic Alert: New Lane Restrictions, Lane Closures on Veterans Memorial Parkway(Lane restrictions starting Monday, August 19, lane closures starting Monday, August 26)(Evansville, IN) – Drivers traveling along Veterans Memorial Parkway through the traffic control zone immediately southeast of the Waterworks Road intersection will experience minor changes near the eastbound lane work area starting next week and more significant changes in the following week.Beginning Monday, August 19, after 9 a.m., Deig Brothers will shift the concrete barriers and traffic cones to restrict eastbound traffic into the passing lane only and create the necessary space for the concrete pavement restoration work in the driving lane.The shift in the lane restriction will make it feel tighter for motorists driving through the area, and traffic will be within inches of construction workers restoring the pavement. This is why drivers are again reminded to observe the reduced speed limits in place, which will be enforced.The restricted width will remain in place until Thursday, August 22, 2019, when the concrete is cured and the traffic controls can be shifted back to the current lane width while the asphalt shoulder restoration occurs.A more significant traffic control plan will be implemented beginning Monday, August 26, as the current zone will be expanded to restrict traffic to one lane in both directions on Veterans Memorial Parkway to accommodate necessary work for two Evansville Water and Sewer Utility projects.The sewer rehabilitation project work will continue as Deig Brothers shift into an access structure in the median. Blankenberger Brothers (BBI) will also soon begin road work associated with the Waterworks Road Relocation project for the creation of an auxiliary left turn lane and new intersection improvements.Traffic patterns will be modified to create a larger and safer work zone with the closure of both passing lanes adjacent to the median. This is the first of multiple traffic control phases for the Waterworks Road Relocation project, and additional details for that project will be forthcoming.The picture below shows drivers traveling along Veterans Memorial Parkway through the 0.50-mile traffic control zone. The red-striped area indicates where the concrete barriers and traffic cones will be located beginning Monday, August 19, through Thursday, August 22, 2019. last_img read more

May 3


first_imgWHAT’S ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday.Todays READERS POLL question is: DO you feel that Evansville City Council is transparent?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

May 2

The deliverers are among the culprits in package thefts

first_imgDear Editor:Your article on package thefts hit home for us–literally. We have been the victims of package thefts on multiple occasions and the problem seems to be increasing. I blame the major delivery services–USPS, UPS and Fed Ex–for making it easy for thieves to help themselves. Although the police chief said that most of the thefts occur in multi-unit apartment buildings, we own a single-family home with a front door that faces the street. If no one is home, more and more often the couriers will choose to leave a delivery outside rather than take it back with them and try again the next day.When a delivery person leaves a package in plain view like that, only three short steps separate our purchases from anyone who wants to take something that isn’t theirs. And what’s worse is sometimes we ARE actually home at the time, waiting for the delivery, and they STILL choose to leave packages outside rather than ring the doorbell and wait the 30 seconds it would take for us to get it. Not long ago I happened to be leaving the house and as I opened my door a delivery man was standing outside leaving. He had just left a large, very visible box on our stoop and was heading back to his truck. I asked him why he didn’t ring the doorbell. He shrugged his shoulders and said, “Sorry, dude.”I have called the three main services to complain and I’ve also called some of the large companies we buy goods from, including Amazon. Their response is always something like, “It’s up to the discretion of the courier.” While Amazon and some of the others will resend the stolen item or give a refund, it’s a huge inconvenience and an invasion of privacy to have to deal with stolen merchandise. This epidemic of thefts from multi-resident dwellings and private homes is out of control (not just in Hoboken but it is definitely easier here) and neither merchants nor the delivery services seem to care. If I treated people that way in my business I’d be unemployed. Anonymouslast_img read more

April 20

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana cancels fall flights

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo Supplied/Honor Flight) Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has cancelled two flights scheduled for September and October.Those flights were originally set for spring of this year until they were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.This comes after the board for the Honor Flight Network ordered all Honor Flights scheduled for the rest of 2020 to be postponed until 2021.“The safety of our veterans has always been and will continue to be the number one priority for Honor Flight,” said HFNEI President Dennis Covert. “Our veterans are among the most vulnerable of the population as it relates to serious complications and death from COVID-19 and, as a result of this, it is just not prudent for Honor Flight to risk the health and safety of those we seek to honor at this juncture.”Veterans and guardians who were set to go on the April 29, 2020 Honor Flight will be automatically re-scheduled for the next year on April 28. Those scheduled for the flight on May 20 of this year will be automatically moved to next year’s flight on May 26.More changes are possible. For more information, go to their website. Pinterest By Caleb Hatch – June 14, 2020 0 275 Google+ Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Honor Flight Northeast Indiana cancels fall flights Twitter Previous articleRep. Banks pushing bill to get schools open by SeptemberNext articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana Mobile food distributions for the week ahead Caleb Hatchlast_img read more