Gojek, Paxel expand intercity delivery service to three more cities

first_imgHomegrown ride-hailing giant Gojek has teamed up with app-based logistics provider Paxel to expand its intercity delivery service to reach Semarang and Surakarta, Central Java, as well as Yogyakarta, amid surging demand during the health crisis, the companies announced on Wednesday.Earlier in April, the two firms launched the GoSend intercity delivery service to transport goods between Greater Jakarta and West Java capital Bandung, with the exception of Bogor.“Since then, demand for the service has jumped by three-fold,” Gojek head of logistics Junaidi said in a press briefing. Demand for GoSend itself rose by 90 percent between March and July, with food and beverage products topping deliveries, followed by apparels, he added.Indonesia recorded its first cases of COVID-19 in March and has since implemented large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions to contain the virus, forcing many people to stay at home.“Consumer behavior has shifted during the pandemic from going to brick-and-mortar stores to online shopping. This phenomenon has increased demand for delivery services such as GoSend,” Junaidi said.The intercity delivery service will also be equipped with live-tracking and end-to-end services. “We provide live-tracking and package insurance, which enables us to compete [with logistics companies]. Our pick-up and shipment process is also quick, as we are focusing on same-day and next-day delivery services, and our prices are competitive.”According to Gojek’s presentation, the intercity delivery service will cost between Rp 15,000 (US$1.02) and Rp 30,000 for packages weighing up to 5 kilograms. Packages are also covered by insurance worth up to Rp 10 million.Meanwhile, Paxel cofounder Zaldy Masita said the collaboration with Gojek extends beyond operational services but also includes technological system integration.“We are collaborating from the operational standpoint and IT system. Furthermore, Paxel now also accepts GoPay as a means of payment.”Zaldy added that the service also implemented special delivery procedures for food and beverage products using Paxel’s chillers and coolers.“There are no other logistics companies that are focusing on food products. Alongside GoSend, we want to cater to the needs of culinary MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises] by providing delivery services for temperature-sensitive products.”Paxel reported that demand for the company’s logistics services has more than doubled since the COVID-19 outbreak started.MSMEs and retail users dominate 85 percent of the demand.“MSME potential, especially in the food and beverage sector, is huge in Central Java. Yogyakarta and Semarang are famous for their foods and we would like to cater to that potential,” Zaldy said.Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Reducing Crime and Investing in Re-Entry and Mental Health Treatment

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections BLOG: Reducing Crime and Investing in Re-Entry and Mental Health Treatment January 29, 2016center_img Read more agency year in review blog posts.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Criminal Justice Reform,  Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Human Services,  Prison Reform,  The Blog,  Year in Review In 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections completed several initiatives in keeping with Governor Wolf’s promise of Government that Works.These accomplishments demonstrate the department’s commitment to its mission:  to reduce criminal behavior by providing individualized treatment and education to offenders, resulting in successful community reintegration through accountability and positive change.Reducing PopulationGovernor Wolf and I announced in early 2016 that Pennsylvania’s state inmate population decreased by nearly 850 inmates in 2015, which represents the greatest one-year decline in population over the last 40 years. This announcement is the capstone to a year of accomplishment for the system under Governor Wolf’s leadership. DOC has made smart population and recidivism reduction as well as creating efficiencies to save taxpayer dollars even greater priorities.Reducing CrimeIn 2015, Governor Wolf supported Department of Corrections officials in their continued work to reduce recidivism.  Through the use of performance-based contracts that hold vendors accountable for the programs they provide, the DOC announced an overall recidivism reduction of 11.3 percent in the community corrections system.  These results are the second consecutive period of reduction.In addition to community corrections recidivism reduction, the DOC in 2015 also announced exciting statistics that show a degrees in the six-month, one-year and three-year recidivism rates.  The latest three-year and six-month rates are the lowest ever recorded, and the one-year rate is by far the largest drop from the previous year (a total drop of 5.3 percentage points).Reducing Re-entry BarriersIn 2015, Governor Wolf gave the support necessary for Department of Corrections officials to expand their work in the area of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).  The goal is to help them eliminate the craving for heroin, which will help them to have one less barrier as they try to return to society as crime-free individuals.  Individuals who don’t crave drugs, don’t use drugs or need to commit crimes to support their additions.  This results in safer communities.Improving Mental Health ServicesIn 2015, the DOC settled a lawsuit with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, while it continued to improve and enhance services provided to mentally ill offenders.Also, in 2015, every DOC employee was trained in Mental Health First Aid; the DOC established an Office of Mental Health Advocate; and a number of new diversionary housing units were established to ensure mentally ill offenders are not placed in restricted housing units.  Work continues in this area continually improving the DOC’s mental health.last_img read more

Shafer: Hunt exploring academic options while recovering from fractured fibula

first_imgAs much as the players don’t like to hear it, Scott Shafer said, academic opportunities open up when they’re out with injuries.Terrel Hunt is experiencing that very situation as he sits out with a fractured fibula that he suffered in Syracuse’s 28-6 loss to Louisville on Oct. 3 and will sideline him for another 2-4 weeks. Hunt, a fourth-year quarterback who has one more year of eligibility, is on pace to graduate ahead of time, Shafer said at his weekly Thursday morning press conference, and is beginning to explore his academic options while he waits to return to the field.“I think Terrel’s in that frustration mode right now,” the SU head coach said. “But what we’ve tried to do is turn the page forward and say, ‘OK, you’re going to have a little bit of extra time here,’ because the rehab you can do for a broken bone is limited.”The quarterback can work toward a second degree or an SU master’s program, Shafer said, and has looked into speaking with sports management professor Rick Burton to “look at different things in his life outside of football.”“… (It’s) a healthy way of taking on a down moment and looking at the silver lining,” Shafer said. “‘Hey, I could spend some time with some very professional people that can give me guidance for the rest of my life’ … That’s part of the learning environment you get to take advantage of by being a football player.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnybody who’s ever played football, Shafer added, has dealt with injuries and it’s a part of the game.When his players are unable to participate, he reminds them that they’re students too. And Hunt’s starting to make more out of an unfortunate situation.“You try to adjust to the elements as best you can and try to set a mindset forward as opposed to looking back or just waiting to get better,” Shafer said. “That’s no way. You’ve got to try to move forward with everything you do and Terrel’s fought with that a bit this week. I know he has.“But he’ll get through it because he’s a strong young man.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

DETAILS RELEASED FOR ANNUAL GAP TRIATHLON

first_imgThe annual GAP (Glenties, Ardara, Portnoo) Triathlon takes place on Saturday the 28th of July @ 10am on Narin strand.It comprises a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run, and organisers hope to build on the successful events of the last few years. Compete individually or as a team.If you wish to participate, please register at the following link http://www.gaptourism.com/triathlon.html or on the day prior to the event. Check out the attached poster to view the event map. DETAILS RELEASED FOR ANNUAL GAP TRIATHLON was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DETAILS RELEASED FOR ANNUAL GAP TRIATHLONlast_img read more

TWO DONEGAL SCHOOLS WIN THEIR BATTLES ON STAFFING LEVELS

first_imgTwo Donegal schools have had their appeals for staffing levels upheld.Joe McHugh TDThe schools are Glenmaquin National School in Knockbrack, Letterkenny and also Gartan National School.The Department of Education and Skills issued the update after the second meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board in relation to the staffing levels of primary schools for the 2014/15 school year. Deputy Joe McHugh said he welcomed the announcement.“ The challenges facing small schools are an issue I have been raising continuously, calling for the Department to acknowledge that small schools in rural areas are facing different challenges from those in heavily populated areas and their unique positions need to be taken into consideration,” he said. TWO DONEGAL SCHOOLS WIN THEIR BATTLES ON STAFFING LEVELS was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy joe mchughdonegalGartan NSGlenmaquin NSschoolslast_img read more