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Phish Tribute Band Makes One Fan’s Dream Come True By Playing His Setlist

first_imgA Live One is known for their top notch Phish tribute performances, capturing the jam band’s music for audiences nationwide. It’s no surprise that many fans are passionate about Phish’s music, even so far as to request dream setlists filled with their favorite songs. Though Phish doesn’t particularly take requests these days, the band’s community spirit was carried on through A Live One’s recent show at Martin’s Bar in Jackson, MS.The band saw that a fan had commented on their Facebook event group with a full setlist request, so they decided to give it a go. “Occasionally we’ll post in our Facebook events and ask what people want to hear at the show that night, usually people will list one or a few of their favorite songs,” said keyboardist Zack Morgan. “Well, someone commented a full setlist (2 sets and and encore) and we decided it would be fun to just play the whole thing. So we did!”Now that is a band that’s dedicated to their fans![Photo captured by Andrew Hall]last_img read more

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Lettuce & The Motet’s Joint Capitol Theatre Show Will Be Webcast For Free On Friday

first_imgRecently, two high-profile funk acts from the scene, The Motet and Lettuce, have teamed up for a joint tour. This weekend, the joint tour will hit the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, for two nights on Friday and Saturday. Today, for fans unable to make it out for the Friday performance, The Capitol Theatre has announced that Relix will be webcasting the show in its entirety for free. The webcast will begin at 8 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 23rd, via Relix’s YouTube channel here. You can also tune into the free stream below.last_img read more

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Phish Brings “Fluffhead” Back To Hampton, Takes “Tweezer” Deep Night Two [Photos]

first_imgLast night, Phish returned to the Hampton Coliseum for the second night of their three-night weekend run. Following up Friday night’s show, which featured rarities and a monstrous, multi-faceted “Golden Age” jam, Phish delivered a noteworthy first set last night, and dusted off multiple songs that have stayed on the shelf since last summer’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run.Phish opened the first set with “Llama”, played in the slow funk style that the band originally unveiled in 2015, at Raleigh, NC’s Walnut Creek. Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon immediately locked in the rhythm section, with Gordon standing strong, showering the crowd with his meaty bass-bombs. Taking no time to get the party fired up, the band moved into “Fuego”, played for the first time in the first set since Phish’s summer 2016 peformance at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center. “Fuego” featured some psychedlic interplay between Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, as Trey dug deep into his dark and evil tone, a central theme of Friday night’s impressive second set.Moving away from “Fuego”, Phish landed into “Runaway Jim”, taking their time as they moved through the opening segment. Anastasio incorporated a bubbly, popcorn sounding effect, before moving into a more aggressive riff. McConnell followed on the clavinet, as Anastasio’s roaring guitar solo peaked, bringing the band to “Bug”, an interesting placement for the song in the middle of a first set. “Bug” had some legs though, as Anastasio pushed the bar once again, leaving plenty of room for Gordon to drop more hearty bombs. Fishmans signature opening beat led way to “Mound”, with Gordon leading the way on vocals.“Mound” was short and sweet, but it was nice seeing the quartet dust it off for the first time since the Baker’s Dozen. Another rarity followed, as Page led the band through “Tela”, played for only the fourth time since 2014. The band is evidently having fun delivering never before played Gamehenge tunes at Hampton, as the Coliseum saw Friday night with Phish’s “Lizards” encore. Picking up the pace, the four-piece jumped into “46 Days”, with Fishman laying down an intricate beat in the pocket. Gordon aligned himself with Fishman’s infectious groove, leaving room for Anastasio to hose down the explosive crowd with a solo that peaked multiple times. An extensive “Fluffhead” brought the first set to a close, bringing all the feels back to the same room that welcomed Phish’s illustrious return in 2009.Following set break, the band returned to open the second set with “First Tube”. With Trey jumping up and down like a kid in a candy shop, Chris Kuroda plastered the venue with his mind-boggling lighting artistry and cosmic rainbow patterns. Following “First Tube’s” peak, Trey lifted his Languedoc above his head, the tune’s signature finale. Phish dove into “Tweezer” next, with Fishman and Gordon laying down the groundwork for Anastasio to propel the jam into type II territory. Last night’s “Tweezer” took an 18-minute ride, with Anastasio utilizing the watery effect through his Leslie speaker, that he seemed to favor over the entirety of Phish’s 2018 summer tour. Last night’s “Tweez” was an exploratory journey, as McConnell matched Trey’s guitar work with some splashy grooves on his Hammond organ.“Dirt” gave the band a moment to collect themselves, before moving forward with “Backwards Down The Numberline”. “Numberline” featured some delicate guitar work from Anastasio, as McConnell followed along with some silky-smooth interplay on his grand piano. Phish pushed forward into a Gordon-driven “No Men In No Man’s Land”, quickly settling into a tenacious Anastasio guitar riff. Again, Anastasio leaned on his watery tone through his Leslie speaker, leaving room for Gordon to wow the crowd with more ground-shaking bass.Phish smoothly segued into “Cavern”, before giving “Gotta Jibboo” some late second set treatment. Anastasio and McConnell fed off of each other’s intricate licks, as Gordon and Fishman found the space to continue pushing the jam higher. Phish packed a one-two punch with “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony” freely flowing into “Suzy Greenberg”, bringing out the former for the first time since Phish’s “double chocolate” Baker’s Dozen show. McConnell took one last opportunity to dazzle the Hampton Coliseum crowd, as he stood up, hammering away on the grand piano. Following a minute or two off stage to catch their breaths, Phish returned to encore a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Shine A Light”.  Phish has offered up some tasty treats over the last two nights in Hampton, VA, and tonight’s finale should be nothing short of the band’s “A” game.Phish returns to the Hampton Coliseum tonight for the third and final show of their highly anticipated three-night run. The band follows their Hampton run up with a two-night stand at Nashville, TN’s fan-favorite venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, a three-night stand at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, and wrap up their fall tour with a four-night Halloween run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Saturday night’s Hampton Coliseum show via photographer Dave DeCrescente.Setlist: Phish | Hampton Coliseum | Hampton, VA | 10/20/2018Set One: Llama[1], Fuego > Runaway Jim, Bug > Mound, Tela > 46 Days, FluffheadSet Two: First Tube > Tweezer > Dirt > Backwards Down the Number Line > No Men In No Man’s Land > Cavern > Gotta Jibboo > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy GreenbergEncore: Shine a Light[1] Performed in a slow funk stylePhish | Hampton Coliseum | Hampton, VA | 10/20/2018 | Photos: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente on 10/20/18center_img Photo: Dave DeCrescente Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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ADHD at Work: Tips and Trips from Dell Team Members

first_imgHighly energetic.A problem-solver.Quick-witted.Collaborative.Creative.Honest.Sound like someone you would like to have on your team?These are the valuable attributes an employee with ADHD can bring to your workplace.ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that affects the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors – attention span, hyperactivity and impulsivity.  You may relate ADHD to a childhood syndrome, but since it is a neuro-behavioral condition, most children don’t outgrow it; they simply learn to accommodate in their adult life. Data shows that approximately 3.4 percent1 of the global adult population functions with some level of ADHD.So it is vital that adults with ADHD learn coping mechanisms to succeed in their personal and professional lives.  It is equally important for employers to recognize the accommodations they can take for their valuable ADHD team members.Since coping with ADHD in the workplace is not one size fits all, I spoke with a few of my fellow Dell team members to learn tips that have been effective for them, as well as some trips (those tools that did not work so well). Tips for Coping with ADHD at work: Take a breakStart each day with intent. I spend 5 or so minutes each day on self-awareness and the intent I plan to use it.  – Miranda Caenepeel, Sales Operations ManagerExercise. I find taking an hour walk early in the morning prior to starting my workday enables me to offset my hyperactivity and stay better focused!– David Ford, Senior Education Account Manager and North America Communication Lead for True Ability ERGBe honestI used to be ashamed or afraid to tell my teams, co-workers or bosses about my ADHD, but I have learned that it is crucial to make sure they are all aware so that my:Boss knows that I may not be the best to be point on a project, but that I can help in many areas.Co-Workers & Team know that they need to always follow-up on conversations and/or make sure that I follow-up so that I don’t forget.– Mike Cook, Manager Enterprise ServicesUse the technology that’s at your fingertipsUtilize resources to the upmost extent. I understand that I may forget things such as meeting times, deadlines, etc. I have made great efforts to utilize my Outlook calendar to remind me of these.– Nick Turner, Customer Experience Advisor and North America True Ability ERG LeadWrite it downWrite ideas down – Like most with ADHD I have more thoughts before 8AM than others do throughout their day. With that, I’ve learned that if I want to discuss something or have an idea, I put it on my calendar right then so that I don’t forget and I can go back to it.  – CookLimit known distractionsTry to keep your workspace clean so that little things don’t distract you (i.e. what’s that paper, did I finish that, etc.). My phone is on silent while I’m at work. I have alerts if family needs to reach me for an emergency.  – CookTurn off the chime on your phone and other notifications that you know will distract you and simply drive you crazy. A great example is Outlook – do you really need the chime and pop up every time you get a new email? Turn it off. Do you really need Facebook letting you know when another notification has surfaced? Turn it off. By reducing these distractions, you take back control of your focus and how you spend your time. You also don’t run the risk of being distracted from something more important – like a conversation with a colleague or teammate. – Jennifer Newbill, Director Global Employment BrandDon’t start down a YouTube rabbit hole!  – TurnerRealize your strengths and weaknessesI know my limitations surrounding my ADHD and seek to enhance my strengths derived from my diagnoses looking to improve at every opportunity.  – FordAsk for resources to study. I often lose attention in long meetings and miss some key points due to my mind wandering for a few minutes or due to the fact that I am still pondering the previous slide. There is no harm in following up with the person speaking and asking for material to go over on your own.   – TurnerSet your yourself up for successI take my medication regularly. In the past I would not take my medication to try and “overcome” ADHD on my own. However, I have found keeping up with my medication as I am supposed to have greater benefits than not taking it.  – TurnerJoin an Employee Resource Group (ERG) and invest your time and talent educating yourself and others on ADHD.  – FordFind a career that mimics your energy level and the ADHD traits that you personally carry. In the 5 years at Dell, I have never once dreaded coming to work. As a company it matches many of the traits I carry. It is high energy, ever changing, creates break through innovations and is hyper focused on customers. It is like a match made in ADHD heaven!  – CaenepeelTrips when Coping with ADHD at work:When I forget my calendar! I have now added Outlook on my personal cell phone as well. Technology is great, I can now just push a button, speak my reminder and my phone sets it for me!  – CaenepeelRoutine – The most important thing that all physicians, psychologist or ADHD specialists stress is “ROUTINE.” However, I find that a routine makes me lose focus or become very bored so I don’t stick to the same routine as most ADHD individuals do.  – CookLack of educating others about my ADHD thereby not fully taking advantage of mutual beneficial learning opportunities for self-growth as well as others.  – FordActing with impulse – I constantly remind myself to not impulsively blurt out my ideas the moment I have them. Instead, write them down, analyze the validity of the idea, and present them in the proper fashion.  – TurnerLastly, what is the one thing that all adults with ADHD can relate to?Thinking every thought you have needs to be broadcasted immediately and is the most important thing in the world.  – TurnerThat moment when you’ve been waiting, trying not to impulsively interrupt so that you can share a story/idea. Then you get ready to share but you forgot what it was you wanted to say.  – Cook1http://adhd-institute.com/burden-of-adhd/epidemiology/last_img read more

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Douglas, top Obama Administration officials to lead H1N1 flu preparedness summit

first_imgGovernor Douglas will join via interactive television U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Education Secretary Duncan, and White House Homeland Security Advisor Brennan today for an all-day H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit with representatives from 54 states and territories.  Vermont officials participating in Washington, DC include AHS Secretary Rob Hofmann, VDH Commissioner Dr. Wendy Davis and Vermont Homeland Security Unit Director Captain Chris Reinfurt.The Flu Summit will focus on preparation and planning at every level of government for a fall flu season that is expected to include the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The Summit will be held at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I am pleased to participate in this important event today to discuss with leaders across the country what state and the federal government can do to handle the H1N1 flu, said Governor Douglas.  I want to be sure that here in Vermont we are adequately prepared and appropriately handling this pandemic.The Summit will include remarks from White House Homeland Security Advisor Brennan, Secretaries Napolitano, Sebelius and Duncan, and a Secretaries Panel Discussion hosted by Governor O Malley.The Secretaries Panel will include a video conference with Governors Jim Douglas (VT), Jim Doyle (WI), Mark Parkinson (KS), John Baldacci (ME), and Jodi Rell (CT).The media availability will include Homeland Security Advisor Brennan, Governor O Malley and Secretaries Sebelius, Napolitano and Duncan. The Flu Summit will include a situational update from the Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden, and various panel discussions with federal, state, and local health officials.The Summit can be viewed live at www.flu.gov(link is external) beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 9.  The Secretaries panel which Governor Douglas is taking part in begins at 9:30a.m. EDT.  The Plenary sessions can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and again between 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.   The individual break-out sessions as well as the entire program will be available on-demand after the live broadcast.  Please note, you will need Flash (http://www.adobe.com(link is external)) installed on your computer in order to view the live video stream.last_img read more

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Mental health education will serve lawyers well

first_imgMental health education will serve lawyers well Mental health education will serve lawyers well Following action by the Florida Supreme Court, Bar members can now count mental health awareness education as part of their required CLE courses on professionalism, ethics, and substance abuse. The court made that change recently when it approved the annual amendments for the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The proposal for change was spearheaded by two Bar members — Angela Vickers, a Jacksonville lawyer and mental health advocate, and Ernst Mueller, chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Committee on Law and the Disabled. In 1998, they drafted an amendment to the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, with the intention of bringing it directly to the Florida Supreme Court. The duo had collected 50 signatures from Bar members on a petition which allowed them to bypass the Bar’s Board of Governors, pursuant to Rule 1-12.1(f). However, in order to gain the Bar’s approval, they reconsidered and brought the amendment before the board. In May 1999, the Board of Governors unanimously approved the measure, and several board members, in expressing their support, talked about their personal reasons for recommending the Supreme Court’s approval of the amendment. “I want to take this success in Florida and make it a national success,” said Vickers, who is scheduled to speak at two upcoming national mental health conferences. “I’ve planted the seeds nationally for justice through education.” Vickers has taught several programs already across the state, and she is currently in the process of teaching others to lead seminars. Personal Experience After a single episode in 1988, Vickers was diagnosed with manic-depression and lost her husband and her two children through a painful divorce. With counseling and medication, Vickers has remained well and stable and has not had another manic episode. Treatment for mental illness has progressed to the point today where, though a “cure” isn’t yet possible, stabilization can be achieved. The key to treatment, she notes, is awareness. “So much of this tragedy could’ve been prevented if people understood [mental illness],” she said. “If I had had any episodes before, it was in a good sense in that it gave me enough energy to get all those `As’ in college. That’s why attorneys are at risk. For very successful people, your lack of need for sleep or grandiose delusions can be a temporarily helpful thing. For some people, they roll along and never even know they’ve got an illness.” Mental illness onset is not something that “comes out of the blue,” according to Vickers. Symptoms can arise, often unnoticed, years before the illness is discovered. Increasing attorneys’ awareness of the symptoms and methods of mental illness may aid in early detection and treatment, which ultimately may prevent a great deal of attorney discipline, substance abuse, or suicides, she said. This is just one side of the coin, however. Education about mental illness will also help attorneys to deal more effectively with their clients. An underlying cause of many crimes is substance abuse, which is often just a person’s attempt at self-medication of a mental illness, Vickers said. Attorneys who can spot the warning signs of mental illness are better equipped to help their clients both in and out of court. “The thousands of mentally ill citizens of Florida lack a means of locating Bar members who understand mental illness, creating a sense of defenselessness and oppression in their efforts to end the discrimination they face,” Vickers wrote in a letter seeking support from the chair of the BLSE. “Most with a mental diagnosis are wrongfully, shamefully hiding their mental disorders for fear of persecution. Fear of mistreatment is causing thousands to remain in denial, refusing to see the psychiatrist they need, and/or refusing to take the medications prescribed. Common, inherited, and very treatable brain disorders are all they are guilty of having.” Though Vickers is hesitant to have too much of her personal experience with mental illness discussed, for fear of overshadowing her advocacy efforts, she will soon disclose many of her difficulties and triumphs in the press. “There will be a book and a movie — several producers have already talked to me about it — as soon as I slow down from the advocacy,” she said. “The time has come to stop treating people with mental illnesses as though they’re witches or as though they’re somehow unfit, and until we get full national access for people to lawyers who understand this, we’re having civil rights being deprived all over this nation.” June 15, 2001 Regular Newslast_img

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Brand repositioning in uncertain times

first_img continue reading » Would you characterize your credit union’s response as “survival mode” to the worst drop on record for the U.S. economy? All hands on deck! Behaviors change, systems are abandoned, and your branding and marketing strategy is now in limbo.The unfortunate truth is many credit unions are letting busyness get in the way of progress. Almost every financial institution has taken a hit. But there are those who have bounced back much faster or even yielded extraordinary results in the first half of this year because they have prioritized what’s important to them and stuck to a practical, flexible framework.In short…Gritty = Good. Busy = Bad.As we’ve studied the credit union brands that have raised their performances to new levels, vision drives everything. They recognize that their branding and marketing strategy are undeniably necessary. Why is that exactly? Their credit union brand is at their core, and it influences their people, their thoughts and their actions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Indonesian stocks hit circuit breaker again as dollar nears Rp 16,000

first_imgIndonesian stocks hit yet another circuit breaker on Thursday morning, prompting the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) to halt trading for 30 minutes for the fourth time in a week.The main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), nosedived 5.01 percent a mere 37 minutes after it opened at 9 a.m. in Jakarta to 4,113.65, a level unseen since August 2012.“Trading at the IDX officially halted at 9.37 a.m. and will reopen at 10.07 a.m.,” IDX trading director Laksono Widodo told the press on Thursday, adding that transactions before the market closed totaled Rp 1.22 trillion (US$75 million). Foreign investors dumped Rp 461 billion in stocks more than they bought on Thursday morning.Read also: Rupiah at weakest since 1998 crisis as foreign investors pull out amid virus fearsThe rupiah continued its deep depreciation and reached Rp 15,712 per US dollar, according to the Bank Indonesia Jakarta Interspot Dollar Rate (JISDOR). The last time it touched that level was in June 1998 when it reach reached Rp 16,650 after widespread rioting that led to the downfall of president Soeharto, who led Indonesia for 32 years.“Global investors are still panicking over the spread of the coronavirus and their main concerns is not the virus but its economic impacts, which are still difficult to predict at this time,” said Sucor Sekuritas client coverage head Jason Gozali on Thursday. During the 1998 and 2008 crises, he went on to say, the JCI plunged 50 percent from its recent peak within five to six months. But now, the index has plunged around 35 percent from its recent high in just two weeks.“The panic is shown in the corrections happening in all global capital markets, not just in Indonesia,” he added.Tokyo dropped 0.74 percent, Shanghai fell 1.73 percent, Hong Kong fell 3.74 percent and Singapore plunged almost 4 percent on Thursday morning.Indonesia had reported 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 19 dead as of Wednesday, one of the highest death tolls in Southeast Asia.The JCI has lost almost 35 percent of its value since the beginning of the year, slashing its market capitalization to Rp 4.78 quadrillion from more than Rp 7 quadrillion last year.Read also: Indonesia to reallocate $1.8b budget for health care, cash transfers: Sri MulyaniPrivately owned PT Bank Central Asia — traded under the ticker symbol BBCA — led Thursday morning’s decline, as its share prices plummeted 7 percent, hitting the lower limit of price decline set by the bourse last week. The continued decline in the past few weeks has also caused the company to lose almost 30 percent of its market value so far this year.Logistics firm PT Putra Rajawali Kencana (PURA) and food manufacturing giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur (INDF) also hit the price drop limit, with their shares tumbling 7 percent during morning trading.“In addition to a slowdown in infections, economic growth and corporate financial reports for the first quarter will be the key, as they will help investors estimate the economic impacts of the coronavirus,” Jason said.“If the impacts are not as bad as projected, it will restore investors’ rationality.”Topics :last_img read more

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COVID-19 doctor tells Jokowi about shortage of healthcare workers in video call

first_imgAs the number of new cases keeps mounting, even one of the foremost COVID-19 referral hospitals in Jakarta faces a shortage of medical workers, a pulmonologist told President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a video call on Sunday.“Insya Allah [God willing], we have enough medical equipment. However, we are short of [medical] workers, while the number of patients keeps rising,” pulmonologist Faisal Rizal Matondang from the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) said. According to the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), Indonesia, home to 271 million people, has only 0.13 specialist doctors per 1,000 people, fewer than half the government’s target of 0.28 per 1,000 people as part of its health reform program. The figure for general practitioners is 0.52 per 1,000 people, fewer than half the ideal target of 1.12.Adding to this shortage is the significant number of medical workers who have contracted COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak in the country in March. According to the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), 123 doctors have died from COVID-19 so far.Faisal himself had previously tested positive for COVID-19 but has recently recovered. He said that he was exposed to the virus because he worked closely with COVID-19 patients. “Yesterday I was X-rayed and also took a swab test. I’ve been declared fit for duty. Today is my first day back on the job,” he said. He said that he made sure to spend extra time communicating with COVID-19 patients in a lighthearted way, as many of them experienced boredom and loneliness in isolation.“I try to motivate them to keep thinking positively about getting a negative swab test result,” he said.“I can imagine how hard it is to be on the frontlines of handling COVID-19,” the President responded. Jokowi expressed his gratitude for the work that Faisal and other medical workers had done on the frontlines of the outbreak.“I am very grateful and appreciative for the hard work of the doctors and medical workers who are fighting [COVID-19],” he said. Topics :last_img read more

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Prabowo to visit Austria to talk about possible Typhoon jet fighter deal: Leaked document

first_imgBased on a leaked document, Prabowo sent a letter dated Oct. 8 to his Austrian counterpart Klaudia Tanner, thanking her for a letter dated Sept. 4 in response to Prabowo’s initial letter dated July 10.Read also: Indonesia offers to buy Austria’s Typhoon jetfighters“We are in the middle of procuring vital [defense] equipment to protect our national territory and citizens, thus following [up on] our proposal [regarding] the Austrian Eurofighter [airplanes],” Prabowo said in the letter, a copy of which was received by the The Jakarta Post from an Austrian source.“In light of the above, I would like to pay a courtesy call at a time of Your Excellency’s convenience.” Prabowo added that he would be in Vienna on Oct. 20 and hoped to could use the occasion to discusses issues of mutual concern regarding defense.As of Tuesday afternoon, the Post had not received any confirmation from the ministry or Prabowo’s spokesman Dahnil on the authenticity of the letter.The first strategic plan within the MEF road map covers the 2009-20014 period. By the end of the second strategic plan in 2019, only 63.19 percent of the procurement plan had been achieved, instead of the targeted 75.54 percent. The government is under pressure, therefore, to achieve the outstanding 36.81 percent to reach 100 percent by 2024.One option for meeting the MEF targets is to buy used weaponry from other countries, such as the Typhoon from Austria.The plan has reignited an old debate as to whether Indonesia should buy all its military hardware brand new for higher quality or take some second-hand weapon systems to acquire a bigger number and faster deployment.The delivery of second-hand jet fighters may take between 12 and 24 months, while the delivery of brand-new jet fighters may take some 36 months or even longer. (nvn)Topics : Defense Minister Prabowo is scheduled to visit Austria later this month to discuss the possible purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon jet fighters after his much-anticipated visit to the United States from Oct. 15 to 19.Prabowo is expected to also visit France, Germany and Turkey, although there is no official confirmation yet from the Defense Ministry other than for his visit to the US. The ministry’s head of public relations, Brig. Gen. Djoko Purwanto, referred journalists to Prabowo’s spokesman Dahnil Simanjuntak, who was not available for comment.The series of visits is believed to be aimed at cementing deals for the procurement of weaponry and for defense industry cooperation to help domestic companies meet the so-called Minimum Essential Force (MEF) targets by 2024.last_img read more

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