NegOcc ASF task force boosts awareness drive

first_imgA 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. center_img 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.last_img read more

Coralville man identified as suspect in Lu Verne bank murder

first_imgLU VERNE — Authorities have identified a Coralville man as the suspect taken into custody after the murder of an Algona woman at the bank in Lu Verne. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department says 35-year-old Valentino Williams has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Authorities were called to Security State Bank at about 8:40 Wednesday morning where they found a female had sustained a gunshot wound. 43-year-old Jessica Weishaar, an employee of the bank, was pronounced dead at the scene. Law enforcement says they were able to identify a suspect and a vehicle from video surveillance and eyewitness statements, stopping a vehicle at the 158 mile marker of Interstate 35. Williams is being held in the Kossuth County Jail pending an initial court appearance. If convicted of first-degree murder, Williams would face life in prison without the opportunity for parole.last_img read more

Expectations on Liverpool to end long wait for league title

first_img0Shares0000Time for a title? Mohamed Salah will spearhead Liverpool’s challenge to Manchester City © AFP / Anthony DevlinLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Jurgen Klopp is trying to keep a lid on expectations, but ahead of the new Premier League season, Anfield is brimming with excitement that Liverpool could finally end a near three decade wait to be crowned champions of England.Often outgunned by the riches of fierce rivals Manchester United and the oil-backed wealth of Chelsea and Manchester City in recent times, this summer Liverpool were the Premier League’s biggest spenders in a reported £170 million splurge ($219 million). “We had to create a squad which is strong enough and wide enough to cope with the Premier League and to be as successful as possible,” said Klopp on Friday.The club’s business was also done early to give Brazil’s number one Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri time to bed in before their campaign kicks off at home to West Ham on Sunday.Just as importantly, unlike Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho who were lured away from Anfield to Barcelona in recent years, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino signed new contracts as a statement of intent of what is to come for Klopp’s Liverpool.Despite not winning a trophy since the charismatic German coach took charge in 2015, the Reds are also building from position of strength.A run to the Champions League final in May before losing out to Real Madrid showed both how far Liverpool had come in his time in charge, but also where there was room for improvement.Missing piece? Liverpool shelled out a then world record fee for a goalkeeper on Alisson Becker © AFP / Paul FAITHTwo monumental errors by Loris Karius forced the club to bite the bullet and spend big for a top class goalkeeper.The 72.5 million euro ($84 million) fee paid for Alisson was a world record for a ‘keeper, but just a few weeks on seems reasonable compared to the 80 million euros Chelsea splashed out for the far more inexperienced Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.Madrid also outclassed Liverpool in midfield in Kiev, as they have done to most sides in winning three straight Champions League titles thanks to the talent of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.But the additions of Fabinho and Keita significantly improve Liverpool’s quality in that area of the field and crucially fit perfectly into Klopp’s high pressing system.Despite thrashing Manchester City 5-1 over two legs in the Champions League quarter-finals, Klopp’s men finished 25 points adrift of the record-breaking Premier League champions last season.“The champions are Manchester City; they didn’t lose any player and they brought in (Riyad) Mahrez, so that doesn’t make them weaker,” warned Klopp, insisting Liverpool are still the underdogs.“We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We are the ones who have to do more and fight more -– that must be our attitude.”But with such a tight turnaround with less than a month between the World Cup final and Premier League kick-off, Klopp’s preparations have also been far less affected than other sides in England’s top six.Salah and Sadio Mane were able to join the club’s pre-season tour in the United States are being knocked out in the group stages in Russia with Egypt and Senegal, while Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Keita, Fabinho and James Milner had the summer off.“Liverpool have waited 28 years. Not just for the league title, but for a pre-season where so many pundits and supporters believe they can win it,” wrote former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher in The Telegraph.Even the legendary Pele jumped on the Liverpool bandwagon on Friday in support of countrymen Alisson and Firmino.“I think it’s the year of Liverpool, Alisson and Firmino!” tweeted the Brazilian great.Liverpool have spent nearly three years surpassing expectations under Klopp. Now the pressure is on to meet them.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LYIT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2015 – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgPictured at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Awards at LyIT are Katy Murphy who won the Leadership Award and Isobel Keenan who won the Outstanding Club Member Award, both seated along with Paul Hannigan, President and Billy Bennett, Registrar, LyIT. Included are Michael Farren, Fiona Kelly, Tanya Rusell, President Student Union, Paddy Gallagher and AnnMarie Kelly, members of the Clubs and Societies Finance Committee.Tanya Russell, President of Letterkenny IT Student Union pictured with students Katy Murphy and Jesicca Martin on receiving the Best Club Award 2015 for the Gaisce Society in Lettterkenny IT. Both girls are members of the Gaisce Society which carries out extensive good work and raises funds for poorer communities.John McClean a leading member of the Gardening Club at LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President, LYIT. John and the members have been instrumental in setting up and maintaining the Gardening Club for students seeking advice on gardening, the club also dedicated time to carrying out gardening duties on a voluntary basis in Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny.Isobel Keenan a member of the Canoe Club at LYIT pictured receiving the Outstanding Club Member Award 2015 from Tanya Russell, SU President at the President of Club Awards.Pictured at the LYIT Clubs & Societies presentation of awards are mmembers of the Gaisce Society who won the Best Club Award 2015, included are Aine Ni Domhnaill, Ciara Walsh, Patrick Treanor, Ciara Murray, Leona Cullen, Eleanor Scanlon, Evelyn Boyle, Dara Kelly, Isobel Keenan and Billy Bennett, Registrar LyIT. In front are Ciaran White, Kergen Steele, Jesicca Martin, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Katy Murphy, Tanya Russell and Aine Higgins.Members of the Ladies GAA team who were presented with the Team Award at LYIT Presentation of Awards are Isobel Keenan, Niamh Rhatigan, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Arlene Gallagher and Aine Higgins, back row are Paul Hannigan, Paddy Gallagher, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Gemma Glackin, Eamon O’Boyle and Billy Bennett.Aoife McGrory , Beechwood Road, Letterkenny, a student at LyIT pictued receiving a Clubs and Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan, President ,LYIT. Aoife is an energetic member of the Public Speaking Society.Members of the Android App Society winners of the Civic and Community Engagement Award at the LyIT Presentation of Awards included in the photograph are Gareth Toland, Paulius Karbauskas, Kieran Thompson, Stanley Nyadzayo, and Billy Bennett, Registrar, in front are Denis Bourne, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT and Gearoid Maguire.Adam Crossan a student at LYIT pictured with Paul Hannigan, President LyIT at the presentation of Clubs and Societies Scholarships 2015, Adam was selected for his work with LGBT Society in the institute.Clubs & Societies Scholarship winners at LyIT pictured at the Presentation of Awards are Paulius Karbauskas, Denis Bourne, both Android App Society members, Tanya Russell Student Union, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society, Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Billy Bennett, Registrar, Lyit. In front are Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, Paul Hannigan, President LYIT, Aoife McGrory, Public Speaking Society and John McClean, Gardening Club.Sarah Faukner pictured with Paddy Gallagher being presented with a Special Recognition Award for Sport in LYIT. Sarah is a member of both GAA and Soccer Clubs at LYIT and has made a considerable impact on both teams in the past years.Paulius Karbauskas a member of the Android App Sociey in LyIT pictured receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannighan , President LYIT, Paulius has volunteered his time along with Android App colleagues in teaching programming to children groups and also to Transition Year students in Colaiste Ailigh, Leitirceanainn.Michael Carroll a student at LYIT receiving a Clubs & Societies Scholarship from Paul Hannigan for his work with the Public Speaking Society in the institute. The presentation was made at a Presentation of Awards evening in the Radisson Blu Hotel.The Ladies GAA Team who are the Winners of the Team Award in LyIT, picturesd are Aine Higgins, Rose Mannering, Sarah Faulkner, Shannon Maxwell, Arlene Gallagher and Leah Kerrigan, in the back row are Eamon O’Boyle, Gemma Glackin, Paul Hannigan, President LyIT, Rebekah Mooney, Dara Kelly, Niamh Rhatiga and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer LYIT.The Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) is the next stopping point for the winning members of the LYIT Clubs and Societies awards which were presented on Thursday 19 March to a packed house in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.The Most Outstanding Club Member was presented to Isobel Keenan, Canoe Club, LyITBest Society in Civic, Charity and Community Engagement Award went to the Android App Society Leadership Award went to Katy Murphy, a member of the Gaisce Society.Best Society 2015 Award also went to the Gaisce Society.Also on the evening, Clubs and Societies Scholarships the value of €1,000 were awarded to 8 worthy student applicants.Adam Crossan, LGBT Society, Denis Bourne, Android App Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App, Aoife Mc Grory, Public Speaking Society, Isobel Keenan, Gaisce Society, John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Michael Carroll, Public Speaking Society and Paulius Karbauskas, Android App Society. In sport Stephen Henry, GAA, was awarded Individual Sports Star for his dedication to the college club over his four years of study.Sarah Faulkner, a member of both Ladies Soccer and GAA Clubs was also presented a Special Recognition Award.The Team Award was presented to the Ladies GAA team who have formed an impressive bond in training and playing throughout the current year and who, it is hoped, will develop further in the coming years.As part of the national Campus Engage the organisers of the event were keen to impress the evolving role of Clubs & Societies in LYIT and nationally, given the rewards that can now be gained through national recognition, LYIT can justifiably take credit from an impressive Clubs programme.   LYIT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2015 – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:2015FeaturesLYITnewsStudent awardslast_img read more