bike-to-work bike-commuting commuting commuting-in-Jakarta cycling Bicycle repair shops are seeing more customers as a growing number of cycling enthusiasts benefit from the special lanes the Jakarta administration has built.Joko “Jack” Sulistio, a 40-year-old bicycle mechanic who has worked at Bredo Cycloworks since 2016, remarked that the workshop had seen a recent increase in customers seeking regular maintenance services – so much so that the shop sometimes had a long waiting list.Most of the repair shop’s customers are commuter cyclists, as it is located at City Plaza in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta.”A cooperative has been set up to facilitate employees who love cycling,” Jack told The Jakarta Post on Thursday, referring to people who work in the building. “Many of them have started commuting by bike…. LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Google Topics : Linkedin
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and top education leaders in the state announced Thursday that California was suing the Trump administration in an attempt to stop a new policy that would force international students to leave the country if their schools only offered online classes.Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Monday that students on F-1 and M-1 visas would either need to leave the country or transfer to a school where in-person classes were taking place or else face deportation.According to a NBC News report,there were more than 40,000 international undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 fall semester.In a press release, Becerra said “Shame on the Trump Administration for risking not only the education opportunities for students who earned the chance to go to college, but now their health and well-being as well,”… “Today, President Trump appears set to do just that — amidst a global pandemic of historic proportions. Not on our watch.”California is the first state to file a lawsuit against the directive. You can view the full lawsuit here.Harvard and MIT filed lawsuits against the administration earlier this week.According to NAFSA: Association of International Educators, international students contributed $41 billion to the U.S. GDP during the 2018-19 school year.
Submitted by Acme Service GroupDo you own a weed eater, lawn mower, or chainsaw? How about a classic or high performance car or motorcycle? What about a boat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should definitely be using non-ethanol gasoline!Nearly all of the gasoline sold in the United States contains up to 10% ethanol, as mandated by the Federal Government. While newer vehicles built after the late 90’s or early 2000’s are designed to handle many of the negative aspects of ethanol, it is very damaging to all other engines.Ethanol damages carbureted engines and older type rubber hoses and gaskets. It can be very corrosive to steel as well; leaving behind salts and deposits and a jelly-like goo which clogs filters. By damaging hoses, it can cause dangerous fuel leaks. In addition to this, ethanol attracts and mixes well with moisture. This not only damages expensive engines and equipment, but will cause lower performance, backfiring, and other harmful effects. On top of the damaging properties that ethanol possess, there is also less energy content in ethanol vs. straight gas; this means you get decreased fuel economy no matter what type of car, new or old, you drive. While every vehicle is different, most people realize a 1 to 4 mpg improvement in fuel economy using gas without ethanol.Ethanol is derived from corn, so proponents tout it as renewable, which is true. What they don’t tell you, is that when the “life cycle” of ethanol is calculated, MORE energy is consumed than the benefit created from using a “renewable” fuel; so more gasoline is burned due to the decreased energy content, than if the gasoline contained no ethanol. Additionally, by using corn for fuel, it removes those crops from the food chain, thus driving up the price of corn; this increase trickles down everywhere as corn is a food staple worldwide and used as a feedstock for farm animals.Locally, there are two locations where non-ethanol fuel can be purchased. Acme/Fast Fuel carries non-ethanol Premium (92 Octane) at their Lilly Rd location at 505 Lilly Rd SE (next to the new Olympia Fire Station). They carry non-ethanol Midgrade (89 Octane) and non-ethanol Premium at their downtown location at 303 Thurston Ave NE (near the LOTT Plant and The Hands On Children’s Museum). If you are travelling, you can check pure-gas.org for a list of sites by state. Facebook24Tweet0Pin0
Facebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympic Flight MuseumThe world famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area on August 10, 2013, including one at the Olympic Flight Museum in conjunction with the Olympic Air Show.The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon at the Olympic Flight Museum on August 10 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. On August 10, the “Gentle Giants,” as they are often referred to, will participate in the Olympic Air Show. The air show gates open at 9:00 am.The Clydesdales’ appearance in Olympia is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians of Scottish descent brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800’s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show.Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands – or six feet – at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white stockings, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet millions of people each year.A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries.The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the Anheuser Busch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Ft. Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300-plus acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.
By Madelynne KislovskyOct. 30, Highlands: Windansea is hosting a Halloween Bash with Chris Knoxx, Brandon Alex, and DJ Cati. Prizes for best costume. Starts 9 p.m., at the restaurant located at 56 Shrewsbury Ave. in Highlands. Phone: 732-872-2266Oct. 30, Monmouth Beach: School childrens’ Halloween Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. up Hastings Place to Wesley Street and then east to Riverdale Avenue.Oct: 30, Highlands: Halloween Costume Contest at the Highlands Elementary School Athletic Field. Starts 3:30 p.m. Participation is divided up by ages 3 and under, ages 4-6, ages 7-9, ages 10 and up, and themed groups of three or more. Activities include a bounce house, animal balloonist, prizes, candy, and refreshments.Sponsored by the Borough of Highlands Recreation Department. Call 732-872-1224 ext. 232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Oct. 30, Asbury Park: Porta‘s Halloween Bash features a costume contest beginning at 11:30 p.m. awarding $1,000 grand prize for best overall, best female, best male, and best couple costumes. Other prizes include Apple watches and iPads. Admission begins at 9 p.m. and is free before 11 p.m. Located at 911 Kingsley St. in Asbury Park.Oct. 31, Atlantic Highlands: Annual Halloween Parade begins 2 p.m. along First Avenue.Oct. 31, Asbury Park: Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits Halloween Party. Costume contest winner will win a $1000 prize, second place will win $300, and third place will win $200. The winner of the mummy wrap contest will win a $200 Johnny Mac gift certificate, and the winner of musical chairs will win an iPad. The party begins at 9 p.m.Oct. 31, Sea Bright: Annual Pet Costume Parade starts at noon on Ocean Avenue, starting at Valley National Bank and ending on Peninsula Avenue at the Sea Bright Mural. At 5-6 p.m.,Trunk or Treat at the Sea Bright Municipal Parking lot. Costumes are encouraged, and activities include face painting and music. At 6 p.m., The Halloween Parade and Costume Contest at Rooney Park and end in the Municipal lot. Hot chocolate will be available in the Church Meeting Room after the parade. Prizes are available for all participants.