Sibunag’s disaster mgt office is Guimaras’ best

first_imgGUIMARAS – Themunicipality of Sibunag has been cited for having the best Municipal DisasterRisk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in this island province. The Gawad KALASAGregional awarding ceremony was held at Smallville 21 Hotel on Sept. 6, 2019./PN “Since this isthe first time for the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) to initiate this specialcategory, it will help out in two aspects, first, on the motivational side ofthe actual people leading DRRM in our municipality and second, this will guideour local chief executive to boost support to DRRM-related programs andprojects so all the needs and gaps will be addressed,” he said. The GuimarasProvincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Jordan DRRM council,meanwhile, were commended for active response during the maritime incident offIloilo Strait on Aug. 3, 2019 (three motorboats capsized). The concept ofGawad KALASAG (KAlamidad at Sakuna LAbanan, SAriling Galing ang Kaligtasan) wasadopted from the Filipino term for shield, kalasag,used by early Filipinos as a means of protection from attacks of enemies orharmful animals. Jordan and NuevaValencia towns placed second and third, respectively. The award waspart of the special category, Best DRRM Advocate, of the 21st Gawad KALASAGAwards of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council inWestern Visayas. It wasestablished as the country’s premier recognition scheme to various stakeholdersthat design and implement DRRM programs that protect and shield high riskcommunities against hazards and render them more capable of addressing theirvulnerabilities and coping from disasters. Mark Delotindo,Sibunag’s MDRRMO chief, said the recognition is a motivation to further improveoperations.last_img read more

Indiana reports first flu death of season; doctors offer tips

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – State health officials have confirmed the first influenza-related death of the season. The individual was over 65 years old and was not vaccinated.Last week, the CDC released data showing that nearly half of the viruses analyzed in November were found to be ‘drift variants,” which means they have genetic changes that make them different from one used for this season’s flu vaccine.“Influenza is always unpredictable, but indications are that this season could be severe, so Hoosiers should be prepared,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.  “Although the vaccine’s ability to protect against the H3N2 strain of flu this season may not be as high as we would like, the vaccine will protect against other strains of circulating flu virus, and those who get vaccinated may have a milder case if flu of they do get it.”The most common strain of the flu is the H3N2 virus. Historically, during seasons where H3N2 are dominant, more hospitalizations and deaths have been reported.The State Health Commissioner advises taking all steps necessary to protect you and your family from getting the flu, including:Get vaccinated: the influenza vaccine is the single best way to protect against flu.See a health care provider: influenza antiviral drugs can reduce the severity and length of flu if taken within 48 hours of showing symptoms. High risk individuals should seek treatment as soon as possible after symptoms develop.  High risk individuals include children under the age of two, pregnant women, adults over the age of 65, and any individuals with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or chronic respiratory disease.Prevent spread: wash your hands frequently, cover your cough and stay home from work and school when you are sick.All individuals over 6 months of age are recommended to get vaccinated. State health officials also encourage influenza vaccination of health care workers, and household contacts and caregivers of children less than 6 months of age, as well as household contacts of people at high risk for flu complications.Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Flu viruses are spread from person to person mainly through coughing or sneezing. People with the flu are contagious one day before they get sick and for five days after becoming sick.Symptoms of the flu include:Fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or greaterHeadacheFatigueCoughMuscle achesSore throatIndividuals who experience these symptoms should see a healthcare provider.last_img read more

Rescheduled legislative update happens this weekend

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will host local lawmakers for a legislative update on Saturday, January 20. House Representatives District 67 Republican Randy Frye, District 55 Republican Cindy Ziemke, Republican senator Chip Perfect from District 43 and Republican Jean Leising from District 42 are expected to attend.Each Legislator will be allowed 10 minutes to discuss their views and plans for the 2018 General Assembly and take questions.The event will be held at the Decatur County REMC at 8:30 a.m.last_img read more

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge season opening postponed

first_imgMadison, IN—In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the season-opening for Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge scheduled for April 17 is postponed until further notice. In addition, it are canceling the following: the youth turkey hunt event that was scheduled to take place on April 18 and 19 and the state-drawn spring turkey hunt that was scheduled to take place April 22 through May 10. BONWR evaluated the access and safety orientation requirements that would be necessary to properly open the refuge to the public within pre-existing management agreements with the Army and concluded that doing so would violate current CDC guidance and would not allow to protect the health and safety of our visitors and employees.last_img read more

Bernard T. Schneider

first_imgBernard T. Schneider, age 73 of Batesville, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his home. Born July 13, 1946 in Morris, he is the son of Helen (Nee: Stock) and Henry Schneider. Bernard served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves for 6 years as an Airman Electrician, being honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent. He went on to work as an industrial maintenance electrician for 44 years with Bohn/ABM Bearing in Greensburg. Bernie loved his fruit trees, raising a garden as well as growing English and Black Walnuts, which gave him something to do after retirement. He enjoyed his honeybees, hunting, fishing and tinkering (having built his own walnut crackers). Bernie was also an avid reader. You would often hear him say: “Make smart decision today and have a bright future.” Bernie was also a longtime member of St. Louis Parish.He is survived by his daughters Carol (Brian) Kuntz, Lisa Schneider, both of Batesville, Nancy (Fred) Herman of West Chester, OH; sons Thomas Schneider of Scottsdale, Arizona and Mark (Sarah) Schneider of Shelbyville, Indiana; sisters Rita Struewing of Oldenburg, Ruth Messerschmidt of Morris, Frances Hartman of Greendale, Indiana, Theresa Eckerle of Morris, Rose Roell of Connersville, Indiana; brothers Albert Schneider of Morris, Arthur Schneider of Batesville, Joseph Schneider of Sunman and 6 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy Schneider, Marie Dierckman and brother Wilbert Schneider.Due to the Governor’s current mandate of gatherings being limited to 25 people, a private graveside service will be held Wednesday at St. Louis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research and sent to the funeral home in care of the family. You are encouraged to go to www.weigelfh.com and on Bernie’s obituary page leave a message for the family or use the link on our home page to send a “Hugs from Home.”last_img read more

Roberto Martinez expects West Ham to maintain early-season form

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez has tipped this weekend’s opponents West Ham to maintain their fine early-season form and contend for a top-five finish. “The biggest strength of this West Ham side is they play with an incredible belief and confidence,” Martinez said. “The results that they have had, especially this season, they start on the psychological aspect of having the belief that you can beat those sides. To get those results, away from home, it’s very impressive. “You have new players, a new manager coming in having them playing a very different way, it’s going to be a terrific challenge. “You look at the amount of points they have already – clearly they are a team that are going to be challenging to finish in the top five positions in the league. It’s how impressive they’ve been. “We’re going to make sure that we are ready to face them. In my eyes, with Leicester, they’ve been the most impressive side this season.” Everton have experienced mixed fortunes in their run of games since the last international break, suffering defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal before advancing past Norwich in the Capital One Cup on penalties and then scoring six past Sunderland last weekend. Martinez wants to enter the next mini-hiatus on a high by continuing the Toffees’ excellent form against West Ham. “The periods that you’ve got now, with the international break, that’s why the West Ham game is like a final within the league,” he stressed. “We all want to finish that period strongly. Our game against Sunderland gave us a real sense of confidence in what we can do going forward. We know that we need to improve in other aspects, but you will always get the confidence you get from scoring six goals from open play. “We see the West Ham game as one of the games of the season for many reasons. The best reason to highlight is that Leicester and West Ham have been the best teams in the opening campaign. “Clearly we want to be at our best against a team that is in form, a team that has surprised many opposing teams.” Bryan Oviedo will miss the trip with a hamstring strain while England international Leighton Baines’ return from an ankle injury will come in a behind-closed-doors friendly during the international break. The Hammers head into their home clash with the Toffees in sixth position in the Barclays Premier League table after Slaven Bilic masterminded impressive victories over Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first three away games. They have a dreadful record against Everton, failing to win any of the past 14 league encounters, yet Martinez believes Bilic’s arrival has helped change the club’s mindset and fully expects them to be in the mix for European qualification come May. Press Associationlast_img read more

Liverpool girls tennis gets points in loss to F-M

first_imgWhenever it came to facing the might of Fayetteville-Manlius, the Liverpool girls tennis team had a reason to carry modest expectations, since most of the time it wouldn’t get close to earning a point against the Hornets.That changed a bit in last Monday’s match, with the Warriors twice breaking through in doubles, the first points the Hornets allowed all season, a bit of a moral victory even though F-M still won all of the singles matches and prevailed 5-2.Gabby Underwood paired with Julia Schewe, and they routed the Hornets’ Alexis Ahn and Emma Zogg 7-5, 6-1. Olivia Magnarelli and Crystal Morgans made quite a comeback in a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Trisha Adavikolanu and Angela Iskander. Geiwitz and Gabby Underwood both lost in singles, but Angelica Underwood made quite a comeback after a rough start to defeat Paige Tromblee 1-6, 6-0, 6-4.Moving to doubles, Kozenyatko and Schewe paired up to beat Audrey Benton and Hannah Guild 6-4, 6-2, while Magnarelli and Morgans held off Reagan Doan and Ella Tromblee 6-4, 6-4. The teams of Polhamus-Wallingford  and Prusinowski-Sarah Watkins each lost in two sets.A 5-2 defeat to West Genesee followed on Thursday afternoon, with Geiwitz and Gabby Underwood pairing up to beat Alyssa Congel and Margaret Mello 6-3, 6-0, while Magnarelli and Morgans handled Katie Anson and Sophia Lowry 6-3, 6-2.But the Wildcats won every singles match, including a close battle that went to a third-set tie-breaker, Angelica Underwood falling to WG’s Angelina Llanos 4-6, 6-3, 7-6.At least Liverpool gained points against F-M – something that Cicero-North Syracuse could not do when it took it shot at the Hornets last Tuesday and fell to the Hornets 7-0.Cambrie Hibbard, in second singles, had an early lead on Iskander, but could not hold it in a 2-6, 6-3, 10-6 defeat. Krista Feeney did pick off a couple of games from Samhitha Adivikolanu in a 6-2, 6-2 loss.But C-NS did get into the win column Thursday, blanking Syracuse East 7-0. Feeney, Hibbard and Karly Williams each won singles matches, with the doubles teams of Sara Cartier-Olivia Cerio, Eve Campitello-Brooke Ten Brink, Angel Languaphay-Lauren Misco and Emily Pilz-Natalie Romano each winning in two sets.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In the other doubles matches, Megan Polhamus and Kala Wallingford lost to Maya McKenzie and Camilla Wojtasiewicz 6-2, 6-0, with Sheridan Bryerton and Lea Prusinowski taking a 6-2, 6-4 defeat to Natalie Hugo and Brooke Tester.When Underwood took a turn in singles, she lost, 6-4, 6-0, to Phoebe Wang, with Diana Kozenyatko falling to Anna Manta 6-2, 6-2 and Kelly Geiwitz running into Samhitha Adavikolanu and having a 6-3, 6-0 loss.Liverpool had another chance to knock off a quality opponent when it faced Baldwinsville 24 hours later, but could not quite pull it off, taking a 4-3 defeat to the Bees.center_img Tags: C-NSgirls tennisliverpoollast_img read more

Football: Coming off hot starts, Badgers set to face Lobos

first_imgSaturday morning marks the first-ever meeting between the University of New Mexico Lobos and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.Both teams are coming off resounding first-week victories. UW dismissed Western Kentucky in a 34–3 beat-down last Friday, while the Lobos turned in one of the best offensive outputs in school history; they outpaced University of Incarnate Word 62–30.Though still early in the season, and despite their confidence-boosting first game against a UIW team that has been as bad as anyone in the country over the last couple years, New Mexico is going to be the clear underdog (as will most of UW’s opponents this year). Last season UNM looked dreadful on their way to a 3-9 overall record and a 1-7 ledger in the Mountain West Conference. Some of their worst defeats were a 0–38 loss to Fresno State and a 3–42 outcome versus Wyoming.Football: Safety Patrick Johnson leaves programPatrick Johnson, a safety for the University of Wisconsin football team, left the program Wednesday morning citing personal reasons. The Read…UW may come into the week as the clear favorite, but there is plenty to fix and build upon from last week.UNM let up 244 rushing yards last week, including a 90-yard gain to UIW running back Ra’Quanne Dickens.Badger sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor must be licking his lips. He’s coming off an opening game that saw him notch 145 yards on 18 attempts for two touchdowns, both of which were on long gains of 47 and 30 yards respectively. There’s certainly an opportunity for Taylor to put up a ridiculous game against this sub-par defense.Football: Breaking down the Badgers’ strength of schedule problemA No. 4 AP preseason ranking comes with a lot of excitement, and with that high expectations. As it stands Read…The hope for UNM must be in their quarterback, redshirt sophomore Tevaka Tuioti. Tuioti exploded last week for five total touchdowns (four through the air), chaperoning the Lobo offense to the promised land on the first four consecutive drives. He also rushed for 54 yards, which must put the Badgers defensive coordinator on high alert.Despite the strong Badger showing against WKU last week, the one thing that the defense seemed to have a bit of trouble with was containing the Hilltopper’s mobile quarterback Drew Eckels. This may be an area UNM seeks to exploit.It will also be interesting to see if the Badger offense and quarterback Alex Hornibrook continue their top-heavy targeting of A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor, or attempt to lessen the load by expounding upon tight end Jake Ferguson’s great game last week and enlarge the role of receiver Aron Cruickshank and running backs Taiwan Deal and Garret Groshek.NCAA Basketball: Here is all you need to know about new CBB reformsThe NCAA announced new guidelines Wednesday, in an effort to curb corruption in college basketball and restore accountability to an Read…We can also expect to see redshirt freshman safety Scott Nelson continue his breakout after the neophyte burst onto the scene with a 7-tackle, two-pass-break-up game last week.Kick off is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Camp Randall.last_img read more

IOA blames NADA for dope test lab suspension, massive fight breaks out

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd August, 2019 15:02 IST IOA Blames NADA For Dope Test Lab Suspension, Massive Fight Breaks Out The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory. WE RECOMMEND READ: Lost ‘Smack’: Rajasthan Police Follows Assam Police’s Wit Flaunting Latest Drug Haul; Netizens Debate ‘who’s Most Sarcastic?'”The National Sports Federations (NSFs) are not in a position to bear the extra cost. And why should we bear the extra cost for NADA’s mistakes?” he asked. The WADA said the suspension came after it’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) initiated disciplinary proceedings with regards to the status of WADA-accredited laboratories across the globe.The IOA chief said a negligent NADA sat on the issue for a long time despite repeated reminders from WADA. WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago BCCI under NADA: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju welcomes move, terms it “major positive turn” 1 year ago Big news for Cricket fans, sport being pushed for 2028 LA Olympics after BCCI’s NADA decision “This issue has been going on internally for the last year. The WADA has been pointing drawbacks in the NDTL’s testing methods but the NADA has failed to manage its affairs,” Batra said. NADA Director General Navin Agarwal remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts to reach him by PTI. First Published: 23rd August, 2019 11:35 IST Press Trust Of India COMMENT The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had suspended the accreditation of (NDTL) for six months in a blow to India’s anti-doping programme, the cost of which will rise significantly now. The lab, which got WADA accreditation in 2008, is no longer authorised to carry out testing of the samples as the suspension is effective August 20.The development is a setback for India with less than a year left for the Tokyo Olympics. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still collect samples (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India.READ: Karan Johar Party: Filmmaker Reacts To Allegations Of Drug Abuse, Says, ‘apparently You Aren’t Allowed To Scratch Your Nose’ center_img The Indian Olympic Association on Friday lashed out at the National Anti-Doping Agency for the suspension of the country’s only WADA-accredited laboratory, saying NADA’s “mistakes” have jeopardised the anti-doping programme here.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the National Dope Testing Laboratory in Delhi for six months “due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)”. The NADA can appeal the suspension in the next 21 days. The NADA can still carry on with sample collection (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. FOLLOW US 1 year ago CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu and National Rifle Association back IOA’s call to boycott event over non-inclusion of shooting NDTL had got WADA accreditation back in 2008. “We will now have to pay in dollars instead of rupees. My only concern now is who will bear the extra cost?” Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra told the media. LIVE TV 1 year ago NADA to start testing players during Duleep games, BCCI wants only doctors as DCOs SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By 1 year ago BCCI finally comes under NADA, officially becomes National Sports Federationlast_img read more

LA Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen focused on winning, not free agency

first_imgTORONTO >> Kenley Jansen has a vested interest in the Dodgers solving their annual bullpen issues.As closer, Jansen is a man on an island, waiting for leads to be brought to him. The more often they make it to the ninth inning, the more often he will pitch — and the more often he will be able to polish his resume for a likely foray into free agency next winter.It hasn’t been easy. Going into Sunday’s game, Dodgers relievers — other than Jansen — had a 4.27 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in the seventh inning or later. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has already cycled through multiple options in the setup role in front of Jansen with Chris Hatcher, Pedro Baez and Joe Blanton each having their moments — and failures. He brought Jansen into the eighth inning Sunday for the second time already this season, asking him for a four-out save.“You just gotta be tough. That’s what I think,” said Jansen who began his big-league career in a setup role. “Mentally, you’ve just got to be tough. That’s what we’re missing sometimes. “I can have the worst year of my career and I feel all 30 teams will still want me,” he said. “This is not my first year I’ve been closing. People should know what I can do.“If I focus on that (free agency and his next contract), it’s going to take away from what I love which is to go out there and do my best to dominate the ninth inning and help my team win. It’s not about money.”Jansen said he has long since put away any confusion or concern over the Dodgers’ attempt to trade for Aroldis Chapman last winter. There have been no overtures from the Dodgers to open negotiations on a contract extension either but Jansen dismisses that, saying all he has ever known is playing on one-year contracts.“When it comes time, they’re going to do what they’re going to do,” he said. “You can’t worry about the future today. You take care of the future by taking of your business today.“My motivation is to be the best I can possibly be in this game and help my teammates. It’s not about a contract. I just want to win a championship in 2016. I feel like we have the team to do it. We just have to do it on a more consistent basis.”AlsoThe Dodgers have still not made a roster move to add right-hander Casey Fien who was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Fien has three days to report to the team. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he expects Fien to join the Dodgers in Los Angeles at some point. However, Fien does have options left and could be assigned to Triple-A. Hyun-Jin Ryu was moved to the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for Fien. … Right-hander Mike Bolsinger went four innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits (including a home run). He threw 46 pitches and struck out three. … Right-hander Brandon Beachy received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow. Beachy has not pitched since experiencing discomfort in his elbow during spring training. Beachy has twice undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “I don’t know what to say. All I know is I’m rooting for my guys. Once they get it going, I’m going to be in there more often. I need my guys so I hope they get it going. I know they will.”If they don’t, Jansen is not concerned about it costing him money on the free agent market. The 28-year-old Jansen leads the majors with 11 saves in 11 chances this season, having allowed just one run (in a non-save situation) on seven hits and one walk in 13 1/3 innings while striking out 14.“This game is never going to run out of money,” Jansen said with the laidback ease of his island background. “I work for a multi-billion dollar corporation which is the Dodgers. There are 29 other teams that are part of a multi-billion dollar corporation that is Major League Baseball. It will take care of itself. I’m just going to do what I do.”He has done it pretty well. Since taking over the closer role in 2012, Jansen has been one of the best in baseball. He has converted 144 of 162 save situations including his past 23, stretching back to last season. He needs just eight more saves to match Eric Gagne’s franchise record (161). His career rate of 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings is one of the highest in baseball history.All of that, Jansen is confident, will get him paid very well by someone regardless of how the Dodgers’ bullpen sorts itself out this season.last_img read more