Antique coronavirus frontliners commended

first_imgDeputy Speaker and Antique lonerepresentative Loren Legarda applauded the personnel of the health sector,security groups, local government units, other government agencies and privateorganizations for their self-sacrificing efforts. For her part, Gov. Rhodora Cadiao issued Executive Order (EO) No. 36 for the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine  and EO 37 for the interim guidelines of the “Work-from- Home” arrangement and support mechanism for the duration of the State of Public Health Emergency pursuant to Proclamation No. 922. With the declaration of the enhanced community quarantine, Antique temporarily closed its airport and all seaports, along with its provincial borders in the towns of Hamtic, Anini-y and Pandan.  Antique Provincial Health Officer Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo (left) explains the status of the coronavirus disease 2019 in the province. He also commended the untiring efforts of the frontliners in the fight to surppress the spread of the virus. PIA To help the frontliners, she urged herfellow Antiqueños to always follow the directives of staying at home,practicing social distancing and other preventive measures against COVID-19.center_img SAN JOSE, Antique – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) led by Antique Police Provincial Office director Colonel Roy Parena as chairperson, commended the frontliners for their services in implementing community quarantine protocols in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus in this province. Likewise, Antique Provincial Health OfficerDr. Ric Noel Naciongayo cited the untiring support of the composite teams,which are the ones assigned in quarantine checkpoints, the hospitals and otherhealth facilities, and from the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams. Earlier, Cadiao issued EO No. 35 and EO 35-A for the strengthening of the measures in preventing the spread of COVID-19.(With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more

Royals’ silence for Hillsborough

first_img But while chairman John Madejski earlier voiced his support for such a tribute to mark the death of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, Saturday’s silence is to honour the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. A statement on the club’s website confirmed: “Supporters of Reading Football Club and Liverpool Football Club will hold a minute’s silence before Saturday’s fixture at Madejski Stadium as a mark of respect for the anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.” The statement went on: “With the game falling two days before the 24th anniversary of the tragedy, plans began last week for a fitting tribute to the 96 supporters who lost their lives. The Royals contacted Liverpool FC; spoke to the Premier League earlier today and they of course agreed it was absolutely correct to pay respect on such an occasion.” Madejski earlier joined Wigan counterpart Dave Whelan in supporting a tribute to Thatcher at the weekend’s matches. Neither the Premier League, the Football League nor the Football Association have asked clubs to hold a minute’s silence – or applause – in relation to the former Prime Minister, who died on Monday aged 87 after a stroke. Madejski would be in favour of such a decision – though even without Hillsborough taking precedence, it would surely have been awkward at his side’s ground given Thatcher’s unpopularity in Liverpool. “We have got to appreciate that Margaret Thatcher was a world leader who did so much for this country. So much that she deserves a minute’s silence,” he told BBC Radio Five Live. “The funeral’s going to take place at St Paul’s (Cathedral), attended by the Queen and Prince Philip, so I think it would be a fitting tribute from the world of football to Margaret Thatcher, one of our greatest leaders.” Reflecting on the possibility of a silence being spoiled by dissenting factions, Madejski added: “Obviously I can appreciate that perhaps some people won’t pay attention to it, which is sometimes the way at football, but I just think she was such a colossus in terms of the world stage that she deserves that respect from the whole nation. “No colossus like that strides the world’s stage without disenfranchising people at some stage or another, however the positive things that Margaret Thatcher achieved for our country speaks volumes and I think that outshines things that might not be considered so brilliant like the poll tax and so on.” Reading’s Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend will be preceded by a minute’s silence.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Five-star Foxes sink ragged United

first_img United were now in full flow. They looked particularly venomous down the left, where Marcos Rojo and Di Maria were proving far too quick for Ritchie De Laet. The former United right-back dived in and allowed full debutant Radamel Falcao, who started ahead of Juan Mata, to turn the ball past him in the 12th minute. The Colombian paused and chipped a pin-point cross to Van Persie, whose header flew past Schmeichel off Liam Moore. Just three minutes later, Di Maria doubled the lead with an early contender for goal of the season. The Argentine sprinted from inside his own half and picked a return ball up off Wayne Rooney before he scooped the ball over Schmeichel with his left boot. Van Gaal rose to his feet to commend the £59.7million signing. Just 72 seconds later the United boss was cursing his defence as they allowed Leicester back into the game. Vardy got to the byline and whipped in a flat ball to the back post where Ulloa powered a header past David De Gea. United suffered a couple of injury problems before the break. Evans, still struggling after blocking Ulloa’s early shot, hobbled off and was replaced by Chris Smalling. Di Maria also needed his wrist strapped after he was brushed off the ball by De Laet. There was no sign of the impending meltdown in the rest of the first half. Smalling, Daley Blind and Blackett all looked sturdy at the back. United should have had their third just before the break when Rojo headed over from four yards. Within three minutes of the restart Falcao had rattled the bar with a fine volley. Herrera went one better in the 57th minute, as he turned the ball in to make it 3-1. The Spaniard cleverly flicked Rooney’s goal-bound shot past Schmeichel from six yards after Rafael caused havoc in the box with a wicked low cross The Brazilian quickly went from hero to villain though as he gave away a contentious penalty at the other end. Vardy barged Rafael off the ball down Leicester’s left and the defender lost his cool, nudging over the forward in the box. Mark Clattenburg ignored United’s protestations and pointed to the spot. Nugent blasted the ball down the middle past De Gea to score. Within two minutes, United’s defence went to pieces again and Leicester equalised. Dean Hammond, given plenty of space on the edge of the box, saw his shot blocked in the centre of the area where Cambiasso pounced, stabbing the ball past De Gea. Van Gaal slumped further into his seat with 12 minutes left when Leicester, amazingly, took the lead. De Laet nicked the ball off Mata, who had just come on for Di Maria, and cantered down the left back before finding the unmarked Vardy, who calmly beat De Gea. Yet more shocking defending was to come from the visitors. Vardy easily nudged Blackett aside and raced towards the box, only to be brought down by the young centre-half with an awful tackle from behind. Mark Clattenburg had no option but to send Blackett off. Ulloa beat De Gea from 12 yards to seal Leicester’s fairytale victory. Manchester United’s defensive frailties were laid bare in the most embarrassing fashion as Leicester romped to a 5-3 win over Louis van Gaal’s shell-shocked side at the King Power Stadium. Press Association Leonardo Ulloa headed in at the back post in the first half and David Nugent also found the net from the penalty spot after a needless foul by Rafael on Jamie Vardy. Esteban Cambiasso equalised on his full debut before Vardy slotted the ball past David De Gea after a counter-attack in which United’s defence was all over the place. Tyler Blackett was then sent off for hacking Vardy down in the box and Ulloa converted the penalty to make it 5-3. The defeat brought Van Gaal back down to earth following his first victory against QPR last week. Much work clearly has to be done if he is to achieve his target of a top-three finish. QPR dropped deep and allowed United to come at them last week, but Van Gaal’s men were not afforded the same luxury at the King Power Stadium as Leicester pressed from the first whistle. Jonny Evans denied Ulloa twice early on, first with a clever header and then with a fine block, which clearly hurt the centre-back. It did not take long for Di Maria to start causing trouble at the other end though. The former Real Madrid man drove at the Leicester defence and slotted Van Persie in behind, but Schmeichel ran out and blocked the Dutchman’s shot. United’s stellar cast of attacking talent allowed them to race into a 3-1 lead thanks to goals from Robin van Persie, Ander Herrera and Angel di Maria, who scored a stunning chip over Kasper Schmeichel. But, however impressive United’s Galacticos are on the attack, the fact remains this squad is woefully sub-standard at the back and Leicester took full advantage to record their first home victory over the 20-time champions since 1985. last_img read more

Windies to host Ireland in full limited overs series

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – West Indies will host Ireland in a full limited overs series for the first-time ever, when the two teams clash in three One-Day Internationals and Twenty20s next January.The tour, which runs from January 7-19, will see Kensington Oval in Barbados hosting the opening two day/night ODIs, with National Cricket Stadium in Grenada hosting the final ODI in a 9:30 am start.Grenada will also be the venue for the opening T20 while Warner Park in St Kitts will stage the last two matches.“It’s going to be a great start to the New Year to welcome Ireland and their fans to the West Indies for this six-match series,” said Cricket West Indies’ commercial director, Dominic Warne.“It will be an exciting contest on the pitch as the West Indies play at home for the first time in five months. Off the pitch, we know that two of the most colourful and noisy sets of fans in world cricket will come together to create a great atmosphere for both the Colonial Medical Insurance One Day Series followed by the T20I Series.”West Indies currently hold the advantage in the head-to-head matchups, having won seven of the nine ODIs and two of the four T20Is against the Irish. They also beat Ireland in their last three ODI meetings during the Tri-Nations Series in Dublin earlier this year.The Windies suffered a memorable upset in the 2015 World Cup, however, when Ireland chased down 305 in Nelson.Ireland, who secured Test status along with Afghanistan in 2017, have been in good form of recent, sweeping Zimbabwe in a three-match series last July in Belfast.West Indies are ranked ninth in the ICC ODI rankings while Ireland are two places lower.ITINERARY:Jan 4: Warm-up match Three Ws Oval, Barbados, TBCJan 7: 1st ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados – 1pm (day/night)Jan 9: 2nd ODI, Kensington Oval, Barbados – 1pm (day/night)Jan 12: 3rd ODI, National Cricket Stadium, Grenada – 9:30amJan 15: 1st T20 International, National Cricket Stadium, Grenada – 1pmJan 18: 2nd T20 International, Warner Park, St. Kitts – 6pmJan 19: 3rd T20 International, Warner Park, St. Kitts – 6pm.last_img read more

IHOC : Syracuse back line limits Union opportunities as Orange comes from behind to win

first_imgKallie Billadeau’s third goal allowed Saturday was a fluke. Union’s Emilie Arseneault skated up to the blue line and dumped the puck into the zone for a line change, but Billadeau redirected the puck off her blocker and into the back of her net.It capped a three-minute stretch late in the second period in which the Orange allowed three goals to fall behind 3-0. The rough span had little to do with the play of the defense, though.‘We actually, I thought territorially, we’re doing such a good job,’ SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. ‘They had four shots and three goals, so that makes it pretty tough.’Aside from those three minutes to end the second period, the Syracuse defense was dominant Saturday, holding Union to just 13 shots during the course of the entire game. The defense’s play proved crucial in SU’s 5-3 comeback victory to earn a weekend split after losing 4-3 in overtime to the Dutchwomen on Friday. The Orange prevented Union from adding to its lead and chipped away with five goals in the decisive final period.And the SU defense did it all without sophomore Akane Hosoyamada — one of its best defenders. Hosoyamada broke her femur in Friday’s overtime loss to Union, but the Orange adjusted well and rallied around Hosoyamada’s injury on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘That was part of it, get a little rallying point for ‘AK’ (Hosoyamada),’ Flanagan said. ‘She’s laying in a hospital bed with a broken leg. … All in all, that (win) was a lot of fun.’A stout Orange defense played an important role early on as its offense struggled to finish plenty of scoring chances. The Syracuse defense held the Dutchwomen to just three shots in the first period.It wasn’t until the final three minutes of the second period that the Syracuse defensemen and Billadeau actually appeared vulnerable, as Union found the back of the net three times in a 1:54 stretch. Even during that stretch, Flanagan said it was tough to peg the blame on the defense. The first Dutchwomen goal came from Arseneault on a power play and the third came on Billadeau’s misplay.In the less than two-minute stretch, the Orange defense only allowed three shots, but all three found the back of the net.‘I thought they played amazing defensively, and they got in the mix offensively,’ Billadeau said. ‘ … It’s big. They’re playing well.’And on Saturday, Syracuse got the majority of its offensive contributions from the defense.That was even more impressive without an offensive-minded Hosoyamada. The sophomore dished out 16 assists and scored 18 points while playing in every game her freshman year and had two assists in seven games this season.The Orange’s first goal of the game actually came from the player who replaced Hosoyamada in the lineup. Kaillie Goodnough scored her second career goal just two minutes into the second period when she got herself open in front of the net for an easy goal to put SU on the board.‘(Hosoyamada) was a very offensive defenseman, so I kind of stepped up tonight and popped in the first goal,’ Goodnough said. ‘She is a hard player to replace. She works really hard.’Defensemen Christina LaCombe and Caitlin Roach also added scores. Roach’s goal proved to be the game-winner to cap the Orange’s come-from-behind victory.‘Roach had a great weekend,’ Flanagan said. ‘She must’ve had 12, 13, 14 grade-A scoring chances in the two games and she finally cashed in. I thought she was probably our best player all weekend.’With Hosoyamada out of the lineup, the defense was a legitimate concern, but it looked as good as it has all season. The defensive unit held the Union offense in check most of the game and was at the forefront of the team’s rally offensively.‘We stepped it up even though we were down a defenseman,’ Roach said. ‘People stepped up and filled her spot. It’s a hard spot to fill, but we did pretty good filling it up.’ Comments Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: | @DBWilson2center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hickey plays against Boston College after missing practice all week

first_imgWhen Sean Hickey was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain last week, he thought there was a 5-10 percent chance he’d play against Boston College.He didn’t practice all week but said he felt good in warm-ups thanks to rehab and painkillers.Hickey decided to play and lasted into the second half before Michael Lasker replaced him. He guided Syracuse (6-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) to a thrilling 34-31 win over Boston College (7-5, 4-4). Hickey said he’ll play in Syracuse’s bowl game regardless of where or when the game takes place.“Now I have a lot of time,” Hickey said, “and I’ll be fine for the bowl game.”Hickey said there was a 50-50 chance he’d suit up entering the day. He warmed up and said he felt stiff in the beginning, but an injection into his ankle helped lessen the pain.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe realized he could do all the steps he needed to in order to play. The main issue was whether he could take a hit because he hadn’t done so since the Pittsburgh game a week prior.During halftime, the trainers gave him another injection, this one down in his lower leg. But as that injection started to permeate his body, the ankle injection started to wear off.In the third quarter, Hickey finally had to sit out because the pain was too high.“My legs got taken out from underneath me,” he said. “I was going to try and stay in, but I guess Coach decided to pull me off.”In his absence, Lasker stepped up and played near mistake-free football. Last week he had to face Pittsburgh star Aaron Donald, but this week the task was less demanding and Lasker had a week of reps under his belt.“(Hickey) played as long as he could for as hard as he could and he just went,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. “And finally he couldn’t play anymore, so Lasker goes in and he plays a good ball game.”Hickey said it was weird watching from the sideline as his team went out and won the game, but it was still an amazing feeling seeing Terrel Hunt lead the team to a bowl game.Syracuse survived without Hickey, an NFL prospect, and now it will have him back going forward.“He’s a real tough kid,” Syracuse center Macky MacPherson said, “and I commend him for as well as he played for as long as he did because I know his ankle was hurting all week.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 1, 2013 at 12:21 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

HyperX announces first NBA 2K League team sponsorship

first_imgHyperX has today announced its first NBA 2K team sponsorship, with news that it has become the official gaming headset partner of the future Dallas NBA 2K League team and the Dallas Mavericks. HyperX will work with the Dallas Mavericks at NBA home games. This’ll mean fans can expect plenty of ‘in-arena activities’ including digital signage, giveaways and concourse activities. This will be kicked off on December 2nd at the Mavericks vs LA Clippers game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. NBA fans will have the opportunity to try out HyperX gear and play NBA 2K18 or Battlefront II games while using HyperX gaming headsetsWith the inaugural NBA 2K draft and season to begin in spring of 2018, HyperX is making itself known as a first mover in the space.Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas NBA 2K league team commented: “We see the NBA 2K league as a great way to provide entertainment value and partnering with HyperX is a valuable part of our plan to build a competitive NBA 2K League team.“HyperX brings an abundance of experience in the gaming community and will be a valuable partner both on and off the court during esports tournaments and events.”Mark Leathem, GM of HyperX peripherals stated: “HyperX is pleased and excited to partner with the Dallas Mavericks and their esports team. “The HyperX tagline is We’re All Gamers, and by adding the Mavs into our family of NBA influencers we are growing our support of the gaming community. If you are a gamer or a professional athlete, you are part of the HyperX family.”Philadelphia 76ers, who own Team Dignitas, recently became the first NBA team to partner with HyperX. The 76ers are another of the 17 NBA teams confirmed to take part in the first season of the NBA 2K League. Esports Insider says: Another big partnership for HyperX then with Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks. Cuban is also an investor in esports company Unikrn so knows the space well. We’ve no doubt we’ll be hearing more partnerships of a similar ilk from Kingston Technology brand HyperX as we get closer to the start of the 2K League.last_img read more

Officials for weekend’s matches named

first_imgThe Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association has announced the list of match officials for the weekend games in the Glo Premier League.Below is the list of referees and assistants for match-day-11 on Saturday and Sunday.Saturday, December 15Match: RTU k vs. Berekum ChelseaVenue: Baba Yara StadiumReferee: Uriah Glah Assistant 1: William OkuampahAssistant 2: A.S. Zakari4th Official: Franklin CobbinahSunday, December 16Match: Asante Kotoko vs. Wa All Stars Venue: Baba Yara StadiumReferee: Emmanuel Daily-GagbaAssistant 1: Shine AyiteyAssistant 2: John Hodzadze4th Official: Daniel Laryea Match: Liberty vs. DwarfsVenue: Carl Reindorf ParkReferee: Kyeremeh YeboahAssistant 1: E.T. AlloteyAssistant 2: Fred Odonkor 4th Official: Samuel SukahMatch: Amidaus vs. New EdubiaseVenue: Tema StadiumReferee: Fred AndohAssistant 1: Ruben Laryea Assistant 2: Isaac Bassaw4th Official: Samuel GyasiMatch: AshantiGold vs. Tema YouthVenue: Len Clay StadiumReferee: S.B. Bortey Assistant 1: A.S. MalikAssistant 2: Samuel Asiedu4th Official: Charles Nii TagoeMatch: Heart of Lions vs. Hearts of OakVenue: Kpando ParkReferee: Cecil FleisherAssistant 1: Michael FletcherAssistant 2: E.A. Crentsil4th Official: Vincent OtooMatch: Aduana vs. MedeamaVenue: Agyemang Badu ParkReferee: O.B. AmankwahAssistant 1: Osei AgyemangAssistant 2: Sarfo Adade4th Official: Amofa SarkodieMatch: Arsenals vs. King FaisalVenue: Golden City ParkReferee: Alex AkugreAssistant 1: James MornahAssistant 2: Augustine Akugre4th Official: Desmond Abbeylast_img read more

Wellington resident Lance Witmer finishes three-year journey to become funeral director

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 367 weeks ago Great Story! Report Reply 0 replies · active 367 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 367 weeks ago Lance is a great guy. Glad to have a gentleman like him in our community. Report Reply 0 replies · active 367 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Lance WitmerSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Day Funeral Home of Wellington announced today that local resident Lance Witmer has completed all of the requirements to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer.Witmer passed the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and joined the staff of Day Funeral Home in May of 2012. Since then he has served a one year apprenticeship that concluded by passing the Kansas Board of Mortuary Arts exam and interview on July 18, 2013.“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and I’m educating myself on the ways that a funeral director can help a family,” Witmer said. “Since I’ve been here all my life, I want to be a resource for the people that have always been there for me.”Witmer will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to meet with families for arrangements, coordinate service details or contact cemeteries, clergy and musicians. Among his many responsibilities, he is also a certified crematory operator and oversees the crematory at Day Funeral Home.Since its opening, Day Funeral Home has made it a priority to hire and retain local employees and licensed professionals.“Being born and raised in Wellington gives us a uniquely vested interest in our community simply because it has been home all our lives,” said Tytus Cornejo, Day’s Funeral Home owner. “The Day families, the Cornejo families and Lance’s family have been Wellington residents for generations. It’s just great to bring another young professional back to Wellington. Lance is a fine addition to our business and to our community.”last_img read more

Most clubs are reluctant to open files

first_imgBarça, Espanyol, Atlético and at the last minute the Alaves (with him Baskonia basketball) have opened the path of professional football towards ERTE. The clubs do the math, check the calendar and, although they try to transmit calm to the workers, the uncertainty continues, especially after the step taken by Bartomeu. The majority are still not considering a regulatory file, according to the survey of ACE, but the most common trend is that it will depend on what is discussed in the meetings with The league and how the situation progresses.At Primera, no other team talks about ERTE, although several evaluate different options. He Leganes has already made adjustments, such as layoffs in stores, and the Valladolid has created a negotiating table. Others, like Levante, the Real and the Athletic are more forceful in the ‘no’, although players like Zaldua Y Williams They admit being willing to lean in. He Valencia It is also drastic: “There will be no ERTE.” “We are already working on the worst case scenario,” he explains. Murthy. In Second, Almería, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Fuenlabrada, Huesca and Racing are shown to be the most reluctant to ERTE. Extremadura, Sporting, Ponferradina, Málaga and Oviedo They don’t have it in mind at the moment either. He Elche it will maintain the payments, although it estimates that the money will come until April. Cádiz, Rayo and Lugo They are still studying the different scenarios, although the Galicians assume that if there is ERTE it will also be for soccer players. Zaragoza, Albacete and Depor they don’t rule out anything and the Girona already talks to the players about a regulatory file. The rest are kept waiting or totally hermetic.last_img read more