A robust partnership was furtherencouraged with the private sector in an effort to uphold Negros Occidental asan ASF-free province. Personnel of the Negros Occidental Provincial African Swine Fever Task Force puts up posters at the Bacolod-Silay Aiport as part of its intensified move against the highly-contagious pig disease. NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PROVINCIAL ASF TASK FORCE Through distribution of information,education and communication materials, disinfectants, and equipment to various quarantinestations, the task force aims to ward off breach of the dreaded pig disease. Negros Occidental is the number oneproducer of backyard swine in the Philippines. “This shows that all stakeholders inswine industry are united and strongly support the preventive measures implementedby the Provincial ASF Task Force against the entry of the disease,” theProvincial Veterinary Office said in a statement. The provincial government, on the otherhand, urged the public to remain calm, vigilant and cooperative with theauthorities amidst the threat of ASF. Signs of illness among pigs include highfever, decreased appetite, and weakness. The skin may be reddened, blotchy, orhave blackened lesions, especially on the ears, tail, and lower legs./PN According to the Depart of Agriculture, ASFis a fatal animal disease affecting pigs and wild boars with up to 100 percentcase fatality rate. This viral disease only affects pigs and not humans. BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental ProvincialAfrican Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force has intensified its information drive andprecautionary measures. There has been no report of suspectedASF cases in the province amid the heightened disease surveillance.
It was learnedthat the suspects were connected with a computer tutorial school that hasentered into a Memorandum of Agreement with a state university. De Leon said theresidue taken from the empty plastic sachet tested positive for shabu based onthe laboratory results released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency inIloilo City. The 33-year-oldRey Engarcial, 22-year-old Rhandy Tandoy Jr. and 48-year-old Alvin Kho werecaught red-handed in a pot session around 4 a.m. on Oct. 25, police said. Computer instructors Rey Engarcial, Rhandy Tandoy Jr. and Alvin Kho were arrested while having a “pot session” at a resort in Barangay Natividad, Pilar, Capiz last week. GLENN BEUP/PN ROXAS City –Three computer instructors were arrested while having a “pot session” at aresort in Barangay Natividad, Pilar, Capiz. Police alsoconfiscated a blade, cellphones and aluminum foil from the suspects. Engarcial, Tandoyand Kho were detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City police station,facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Police respondedin the area after a caretaker of the resort reported the suspects toauthorities. “Naabtan pa namon sila sa akto nganaga-potsession sang amon gin-kadtuan angresort,” Police Captain Alfred De Leon told Panay News.
“The city government will not spendfor the rehabilitation but TIEZA, and this is a big deal for us,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – The city government iswaiting for funds from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise ZoneAuthority (TIEZA) to start the rehabilitation of five public plazas in thedistricts of Jaro, La Paz, City Proper (Plaza Libertad), Molo, and Arevalo. According to Councilor Jay Treñas,TIEZA’s one more requirement from the city government – a SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) resolution endorsing the request of Mayor Jerry Treñas to TIEZAto provide funds for the plaza rehabilitation – was fulfilled last week whenthe SP passed such resolution. “We will coordinate with TIEZA para ma-download na ang funds,” said Treñas. Mandurriao district’s relatively newplaza is not included the rehabilitation program. In his letter to TIEZA, Mayor JerryTreñas requested funds for Jaro Plaza and Jaro belfry amounting to P75 million;La Paz Plaza – P65 million; Arevalo – P50 million; Molo Plaza – P20 million;and Plaza Libertad – P20 million. “It is the continuing policy of thelocal government unit of Iloilo City to provide its constituents with goodpublic spaces as venues for enjoying outdoor recreation, community, and promotionof public health and safety to protect the environment and attract tourists andinvestors,” read part of the city mayor’s letter to TIEZA./PN
ROXAS City – Two individuals underinvestigation for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoVARD) in Capiz have been tested negative, the Provincial Health Office (PHO)said. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz urges the public to refrain from posting, sharing and sending any reports about the novel coronavirus unless they are sourced out from the Department of Health or other credible health authorities and organizations. CAPIZ KABALAKA INFORMATION CENTER Dr. Samuel Delfin of PHO cited the laboratorytest results of the two patients under investigation sent to the ResearchInstitute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. “Copiesof the official results were forwarded to the attending physician, hospitalmanagement, Local Health Office and Department of Health for proper guidance,” Delfinsaid, adding the results were revealed through an official statement issued onFeb. 8 and 10. The governor also said the Capizeñosshould refrain from posting, sending and sharing reports if they are notsourced out from the Department of Health and other credible health authoritiesand organizations. (With a report fromPIA-CAPIZ/PN) Meanwhile, the second patient, a43-year-old Capizeña domestic helper in Hong Kong, will be released fromhospitalization following the negative results on her nCoV ARD test. He urged the public to verifyinformation or reports about the coronavirus seen on social media and shortmessage services platforms. The first PUI, according to Delfin, wasa 51-year-old male who manifested cough and immediately sought medicalconsultation upon his arrival in this province from a trip to Hong Kong andMacau from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29. He was already discharged from the hospital. Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, for hispart, advised the residents of the province to stay calm but remain vigilantamidst the ongoing epidemiological surveillance and response activities tocontain the coronavirus threat.
The collision between a motorcycle and apickup resulted to the death of Ronald de Isidro, a resident of the village. ILOILO City – A man was killed in avehicular crash in Barangay Ilaya 2, Dumangas, Iloilo. He reportedly lost control of his drivenmotorcycle and crashed against a pickup driven by Jhanny Chu of Barangay Ilaya3, Dumangas 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 9. De Isidro died of head injuries, policesaid. Chu was detained in the lockup cell ofthe municipal police station./PN
Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump’s “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployment and, recently, social unrest. The event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota’s Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009. (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people. In this Sept. 11, 2002, file photo, the sun rises on Mt. Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D. as the flag is flown at half staff in honor of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. AP
E.I.A.C. Wrestling Meet . . . At South Dearborn.Monday Night, January 27 Wrestling begins at 4:30 PM.Boys’ Freshman Tournament. . . At Connersville High School Gymnasium Monday Night January 27th.Game 1 East Central vs. Lawrenceburg 6:00 PM.Game 2 Connersville vs. Rushville 7:15 PM.Tuesday Night January 28th.Game 3 Batesville vs. Franklin County 6:00 PM.Game 4 Greensburg vs. South Dearborn 7:15 PM.Wednesday Night January 29th .Game 5 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 6:00 PM.Game 6 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 7:15 PM.Saturday Morning February 1st.Girls Championship Game beginning at 10:00 AM.Boys Championship Game beginning at 11:30 AM.Girls’ Freshman (C) Tournament . . . At East Central for two rounds.Monday Night , January 27th (Main Gym).Game 1 Franklin County vs Batesville 6:00 PM.Game 2 Greensburg vs South Dearborn 7:15 PM.Tuesday Night, January 28th (Aux Gym).Game 3 East Central vs winner game 1 6:00 PM.Game 4 Rushville vs Winner Game 2 7:15 PM.Championship game will be played at Connersville, February 1st, 10:00 AM.Girls Varsity and JV Basketball . . . At Greensburg Tuesday, January 28JV starts at 6:00 PM* Cancel the South Ripley game that was scheduled for that evening.Boys Varsity and JV Basketball . . . At Connersville, Tuesday, February 4.JV starts at 6:00 PM.7th & 8th Girls Basketball at Columbus Central Tournament . . . Not being rescheduled.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.
Lawrenceburg’s Abbigail Sampson was awarded the scholarship during her graduation party. (Image courtesy: AIM Young Professionals)Three recent graduates from Dearborn County are receiving college assistance from the AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County.Lawrenceburg High School senior Abbigail Sampson and South Dearborn High School’s Kaleb Barrows were each awarded $500 to aid in financing their college education.The students were chosen from among several qualified candidates in earning AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.“This is the best graduation gift, I am so surprised!” Sampson said during a surprise awarding of the scholarship check by AIM YP President Hollie Stoops at her graduation party.Along with outstanding grades, Sampson’s high school activities helping her earn the scholarship included four years on the LHS Academic Team, Students Against Substance Abuse, Student Council, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.AIM YP’s board selected Barrows because of his enthusiasm in the classroom, volunteering, in athletics, and working with his hands. In his essay, the future Xavier University student wrote that he plans to become a dentist and establish an office in Dearborn County.“I have had a goal from a very young age that I want to own my own business,” Barrows stated.“As I have grown older I have evolved that dream into the idea of owning my own dental practice. I feel owning a practice in the Dearborn County area would not only benefit me, but others as well. I have always felt the desire to give back to others with hard work and dedication and believe this would be the chance for me to do that.”Barrows has volunteered numerous hours with the Hope Baptist Church Worship Band, Ripley Creek hunting Association, ORSANCO River Sweep, and other causes. During the summer break before college, Barrows said he plans to try his hand at building pergolas and gazebos.Additionally, South Dearborn senior Andrew Bruner was awarded the $250 Young Professionals Scholarship through South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. He received the scholarship at Dollars for Scholars’ awards ceremony held at Dearborn Country Club on June 5.Bruner is a four-year member of the South Dearborn cross country team and math academic team, as well as an inductee into the National Honor Society. With the help of the Dollars for Scholars Young Professionals Scholarship, he plans to attend Mount St. Joseph University in the fall.The annual scholarships are funded through sponsorships for the AIM YP 5K Run/Walk presented by Walmart and Top Quality Building Products held each spring and annual membership dues.Each scholarship applicant was required to be a student at any of Dearborn County’s three high schools or residing in Dearborn County.In May, South Dearborn senior Crystal Nichols was named the 2014 Dearborn County Maverick Challenge Champion and won $3,000 at the local and regional competition levels. Classmates Andrew Wildridge and Kerry Raab shared a $500 prize as the local runner-up team.AIM YP plans to offer the AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships and the Maverick Challenge again in 2015 to students at East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn high schools.Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting here >>
What does Bo Ryan have left on the Wisconsin team for next year? Player of the Year, Frank Kaminsky, and Sam Dekker will both be pros. Wisconsin also loses Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson, and Duje Dukan who were all seniors. That will leave the Badgers with Koenic and Hayes from this year’s team.Several other Big Ten teams have also lost Stars to either graduation or the pros. Iowa had several seniors on their team as did Penn State. IU’s Yogi Ferrell is contemplating going pro as is Ohio State’s Diangelo Russell. Purdue lost John Octeus to graduation, but AJ Hammons has decided to return for his senior year. Michigan State and Michigan, as well as Maryland, will have key core players back.Several other players are trying to decide whether they will be high or low picks in the draft system and this could change several other Big Ten programs.
Katie Ledecky is an 18-year old swimmer for the United States. She recently graduated from Stone-Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda Maryland. She swims the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle events. She has been compared with the great Janet Evans, the last American to dominate these events.At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia, she will be chasing after the World Record she has set and re-set the last 3 years. She not only wins these races, but she dominates them like Evans did in her era. In her last races, she won the 400 by 10 meters, the 800 by 45 meters, and the 1500 meter by the same distance. The 1500 meter swim was the only one in which Janet Evans ever had a larger margin of victory.