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More stranded Negrenses in Manila flown back home

first_imgHe advised the residents of Bacolod tocontact the city’s hotline number for further assistance at 0942-189-7127.(With a report from PNA/PN) Stranded Negrenses in Manila due to travel restrictions imposed to suppress the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 return in this province on April 22. The group, who will be undergoing a 14-day mandatory quarantine in E.B. Magalona town, includes 28 females, 18 males, two toddlers and an infant. RICHARD MALIHAN “I’m happy to announce that thepassengers were able to ride the plane and have already arrived in NegrosOccidental. They were brought to our quarantine area in E.B. Magalona town,”Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said during. On April 14, some 35 Negrense overseasFilipino workers also arrived in Escalante City from Tabuelan, Cebu. Of the number, 661 are from here and 981are from the different towns and cities of this province. The groupincluded 20 residents from various places in this province and 15 from thiscity. They are also under mandatory quarantine at the patient care center inE.B. Magalona. Last weekend, 66 Negrenses stranded inCebu and Panay also arrived in this province. They were the 41 constructionworkers from Iloilo, a family of nine from Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan and16 from Samboan, Cebu.  The group includes 28 females, 18 males,two toddlers, and an infant. They will be undergoing a 14-day mandatoryquarantine. As of April 22, the Provincial DisasterManagement Program Division (PDMPD)in Negros Occidental has recorded 1,647Negrenses who still remain in various parts of the country. The travel ban due to the COVID-19 outbreakhas left hundreds of residents in this province stranded in Luzon, Visayas andMindanao. BACOLOD City – Some 46 Negrensesstranded in Metro Manila due to travel restrictions brought by the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) arrived in this province via a special flight from CebuPacific. PDMPD chief Zeaphard Caelian said theseindividuals, listed in the capitol’s online registration system, have alsoexpressed their intention to come home. The Negrenses arrived in NegrosOccidental on April 22 after the provincial government was able to secure theneeded documents for their flight.last_img read more

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Foundations fund generator purchase for Batesville Fire & EMS

first_imgBatesville, In. — Thanks to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation and the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation Batesville Fire and Rescue has installed a backup generator.The Rising Sun Regional Foundation donated $35,000 and the John A. Hillenbrand Foundation added $10,000 to make the purchase possible.“This new generator is crucial for providing backup power and keeping the station operational especially in times of emergency or inclement weather,” Chief Todd Schutte said. “The previous generator was too small and inadequate to serve daily functions and we needed this to provide the best service for our citizens.”The new generator will power the fire station and dispatch center whereas the original generator could only power the Radio Room and part of the operations center in the Memorial Building. Instead of 89 percent efficiency the new generator is 98 percent efficient and has a 20 year service life.In addition to serving as the fire department for Batesville the facility is also the emergency operations center and the backup EOC for Ripley County.Batesville Fire & EMS is a full-service fire and emergency medical service agency providing basic and advanced pre-hospital life support, fire prevention and education programs, fire suppression services, and vehicle extrication.last_img read more

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Akpeyi wins Player of the Month award

first_imgRelatedPosts Akpeyi’s South African club gets new coach Akpeyi ruled out of season Super Eagles goalkeeper suffers nasty collision Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has been named as the Absa Premiership Player of the Month for September/October. Kaizer Chiefs during this period won an impressive four games with one defeat registering 12 points from a possible 15 as they extended their lead at the top of the standings to 10 points. Akpeyi was delighted with his award, admitting that it came as a surprise to be named as the Player of the Month. “This comes as a big surprise to me but it also shows the importance of putting effort forward in whatever you do,” Akpeyi said. “I give credit to the technical team who have been patient with me. “I’m settling in, I’m taking each game as it comes. Khune is a good keeper, I’m just grateful for the opportunity from the coach. It’s healthy competition in that department. I’m just happy to be improving all the time.” Chiefs next host Bloemfontein Celtic in an Absa Premiership clash on December 7 and will be aiming to extend their impressive run that has seen Middendorp’s side winning their last seven games.Tags: Daniel Akpeyilast_img read more

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RNC Night 4: President Trump Accepts Nomination, Sets Next Term

first_imgHe was formally nominated as the party’s candidate on Tuesday.Other figures scheduled to speak on Thursday night include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.The RNC has honored the Great American Story throughout the week, with the first three nights being themed, “Land of Promise,” “Land of Opportunity,” and “Land of Heroes,” respectively.Thursday’s events begin at 8:30 p.m. ET. It all comes down to this.The fourth and final night of the Republican National Convention will end with President Trump’s acceptance speech of the GOP’s nomination.After the evening’s other speeches and events, which the GOP has dubbed “Land of Greatness,” the commander-in-chief is set to provide an overview of what a second term may look like.The president will speak from the White House.Tonight, #RNC2020 honors the Great American Story by featuring the LAND OF GREATNESS! pic.twitter.com/rtQbS8u9In— GOP (@GOP) August 27, 2020last_img read more

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USA eyes redemption, ‘Green Machine’ wants title

first_imgIT WAS American race-car legend Bobby Unser who said: “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet” – a statement that is oftentimes exemplified by Guyana’s National Rugby team, which is considered as one of country’s most consistent national programmes in sport.Nicknamed the ‘Green Machine’ because of their style of play which made them the Caribbean’s top Rugby-playing nation at both formats of the game (15s and 7s), the Guyanese side will face the USA today from 14:00hrs at the National Park Rugby Field, in the final of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s tournament.“I still remember what happened in 2014 like it was yesterday and that’s one of the reasons we’re here; to get revenge and win the title,” said the USA head coach Rene Daniel while speaking to Chronicle Sport after the team’s first practice session since arriving in Guyana.Daniel, reminiscing on the game where captain Ryan Gonsalves scored a conversion in the closing seconds of extra time to give Guyana a 30-27 win over the USA in Atlanta, said that the game was one of the best of the year (2014) across the IRB, and while he didn’t have sleepless nights about the loss, a win today against Guyana is the only thing on his side’s mind.“We’re hoping to return the favour, absolutely. In fact, it’s nice that we’re down here (in Guyana) because this is our first visit. It will be a good rivalry just like the USA in soccer,” Daniel said.He added “I have been following Guyana over the past year when they played against the usual teams – Trinidad, Barbados – and as usual their sevens team have been playing really well. I thought they’re a team that could win one against USA or Canada because Guyana has tremendous athletes”USA during practice session yesterday at the National Park“Our biggest strength for the game (today) is that we’ll play as a unit. We don’t have a particular player to say that if he’s lacking we’re going to replace him, so we will certainly be playing together,” the USA coach.Guyana will have a chance to not only reclaim the title that was won by Mexico last year, but also do something that several teams in RAN have never done; beat the USA twice.After Guyana outclassed Trinidad and Tobago 24-17 on June 10, they were preparing for a trip to Mexico City to face Mexico who were tipped to beat the Cayman Islands.However, the game proved how unpredictable sports could be, since the Cayman Islands emerged winners 39-17 over the Mexicans, which means that the Americans were crowned RAN’s North Zone champions.The visit by the USA will mark their first to Guyana and their second in the Caribbean after travelling to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 where they left with the RAN 15s title; winning 26-18.“This game means a lot for us and I know the guys are going to leave everything on the field tomorrow (today) because we have a point to prove,” said the Green Machine captain Gonsalves.Not since their triumph at the 2010 CAC Games (7s championship) at the Guyana National Stadium have the Green Machine played any of their many major finals at home, and as such, Gonsalves believes that crowd support will be significant.Gonsalves said that most of the squad from 2014 will be returning to face the USA today, including Vallon Adams and Claudius Butts who brought the game back for Guyana in Atlanta.The scrum off player told Chronicle Sport that more than anything, he’s hoping that a ‘sea of yellow and green’ will flood the National Park to cheer them on.Gonsalves said that he’s happy, that for the first time in seven years, Guyana will be playing for a major title at home and as such he encouraged everyone to “come out and give us that energy.”TEAM: Jason Tyrell, Claudius Butts, Rickford Cummings, Ryan Gonsalves, Vallon Adams, Richard Staglon, Peabo Hamilton, Avery Corbin, Godfrey Broomes, Ronald Mayers, Ahmed Issacs, Dwayne Schroeder, Kevon David, Rondell McArthur, Ronald Mayers, Allen Crawford, Dillon Downer, Cyon Pitt, Lancelot Adonis, Cloyd Prowell, Jamal Angus and Patrick King.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe university says a law firm has been hired to conduct an independent review of the football program.NFL-SAINTS-JENKINS-CNNJenkins to be CNN contributor on race and social justiceATLANTA (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice.Jenkins says he believes he can “be a voice for other athlete activists and those who have dedicated their lives” to promoting equality through legislation and other reforms. Jenkins is an 11-year NFL veteran out of Ohio State who has won Super Bowls with both New Orleans and the Philadelphia Eagles.Jenkins says his motivation to join CNN stems from his experience addressing inequalities in criminal justice and educational systems affecting members of “marginalized communities.”FIFA-TAKING A KNEEFIFA urges ‘tolerance’ after Trump’s anthem kneeling rebukeUNDATED (AP) — FIFA has appealed for “tolerance, mutual respect and common sense” after President Donald Trump denounced the annulment of a policy that required soccer players to stand during the national anthem. UNDATED (AP) — The agent for Ezekiel Elliott says the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys has tested positive for the coronavirus.Rocky Arceneaux tells the NFL Network Elliott is feeling OK and recovering.A person with direct knowledge of the diagnosis tells The Associated Press that Elliott had the positive test about a week ago and could be described as symptomatic.Only players who have been rehabilitating injuries have been allowed inside team facilities during the shutdown. That hasn’t included Elliott.VIRUS OUTBREAK-US OPEN The 10-time NBA All-Star has a 5% ownership stake, with an option for 5% more in the near future.The Union will partner with Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, a firm he runs with sports executive Rich Kleiman, to grow the team’s profile and community outreach through the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWNBA SEASON STARTWNBA plans 22-game seasonNEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has announced plans to play an abbreviated 22-game season in Florida beginning in late July. June 15, 2020 USTA plans US Open without fansNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators if it gets governmental support. A formal announcement could come this week.The operational plan to hold the event amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic includes no spectators, limited player entourages, centralized housing, increased cleaning at the tournament grounds in Flushing Meadows and testing for COVID-19.Also part of the plan: There would be no qualifying for singles, and the Cincinnati tournament that is scheduled for earlier in August would move to New York ahead of the U.S. Open.If played, the U.S. Open would be the second of three Grand Slam events this year. VIRUS OUTBREAK-WEST VIRGINIAWV player tests positiveMORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A football player at West Virginia has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school said Monday on the first day of voluntary workouts.The school’s athletic department said in a statement that contact tracing identified other football players who could have been exposed to the athlete. Both the player who tested positive and the others he may have been in contact with will isolate themselves for 14 days, the statement said.Voluntary workouts will continue for players who have tested negative for the virus, the statement said.center_img When West Virginia begins its fall semester on Aug. 19, students must wear masks on campus, including in class. Students, faculty and staff must be tested for the virus before they return to campus and complete a coronavirus education course.IOWA-STRENGTH COACHStrength coach departs Iowa after accusations of mistreating African AmericansIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chris Doyle is out as Iowa’s football strength and conditioning coach. He and the university have agreed to a separation agreement paying him more than $1.1 million.Doyle was accused by former players of mistreating African American players. Offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, son of head coach Kirk Ferentz, and assistant defensive coordinator Seth Wallace also have been alleged to have made inappropriate comments to players. Arizona State swimmer Grant House and Oregon women’s basketball player Sedona Prince are the plaintiffs. The suit seeks class-action status.The legal challenge comes as the NCAA is the process of changing its rules to allow college athletes to earn money from third parties for things such as social media endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances. DURANT-PHILADELPHIA UNIONNBA’s Durant now part-owner of MLS teamPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has joined the ownership group of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union. The league is still finalizing a partnership with IMG Academy in Bradenton to play the games at the facility and possibly others nearby. Players would be housed at IMG and teams would hold training camps there as well. The games would be played with no fans in attendance.The WNBA would use its regular playoff format, with the top eight teams making the postseason and the first two rounds being single-elimination. The top two seeds would have byes until the semifinals. The postseason would end in early October.A 36-game season that was supposed to start May 15 was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLCowboys star Elliott tests positive Trump tweeted Saturday that “I won’t be watching much anymore!” Trump retweeted a tweet by Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (gaytz) who wrote: “I’d rather the US not have a soccer team than have a soccer team that won’t stand for the National Anthem.”It was United States captain Megan Rapinoe kneeling in support of Colin Kaepernick that led to the U.S. Soccer Federation adopting the rule in 2017.NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESLawsuit seeks to prevent NCAA from limiting athletes’ incomeUNDATED (AP) — Attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in federal court. It seeks to prevent the association from limiting the amount of money athletes can make off their names, images and likenesses. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press last_img read more

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Statement from Jim Boeheim on why he didn’t attend postgame press conference

first_img Published on March 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse University men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim chose not to answer questions from the media following Saturday’s 71-57 loss against North Carolina State.Boeheim instead had assistant coach Mike Hopkins answer questions and Boeheim released the following statement to media members in the press room:“Yesterday I issued a full statement with my thoughts on and reaction to the NCAA Committee on Infractions report. In that statement I said I would have no further comment on this matter as I consider my options moving forward. That remains the case today.“Win or lose, today should be about this terrific team and how they have made me, our coaches, the University and the community proud during a challenging season on and off the court. I’m as proud of this team as any I have ever coached. I think these players have done everything any and all of us could have asked them to do.“I want to make sure today, as we play our last game and are together for last time as team, that the focus is on our players, and all they have done to make our University proud. This should be the focus this afternoon and nothing else.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That is why I have asked Coach Mike Hopkins to lead today’s post-game media availability. There will be time in the future for me to more fully comment on NCAA issues and of course I will take the opportunity to do that at the right time.”Boeheim released a statement Friday night calling the penalties handed down by the NCAA “unprecedented” and said they’re simply based on the “rogue” actions of a local YMCA employee and SU’s former director of basketball operations. Commentslast_img read more

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Scott Shafer hired as defensive coordinator at Maryland

first_imgFormer Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer will be the defensive coordinator at Maryland, a source confirmed to The Daily Orange on Tuesday afternoon. Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans first reported the news. Shafer was fired just over two weeks ago and was replaced by Dino Babers as Syracuse head coach.New Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin formerly coached under Jim Harbaugh as the defensive coordinator at Michigan. Harbaugh hired Shafer as an associate head coach at Stanford in 2007. Shafer served as the Cardinal’s defensive coordinator while Durkin served as the team’s defensive line coach.In his three seasons at Syracuse, Shafer compiled a 14-23 record, with the Orange only winning seven of its last 24 games. Before being the head coach at SU, Shafer was the defensive coordinator at Syracuse and served in defensive roles at each of the six schools he coached at prior.Syracuse is currently scheduled to play Maryland on Sept. 21, 2019. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Related Stories Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer fired, will coach final game vs. Boston CollegeTimeline of Scott Shafer’s tenure as head coachDino Babers named Syracuse football’s next head coach5 things Dino Babers said at his introductory press conferenceDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for nowlast_img read more

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Syracuse remedies recent struggles with blown leads in 3-0 win over Penn State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2017 at 10:56 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 When Megan Quinn’s goal found the back of the net late in the third period, it not only took the monkey off her back, but her team’s as well. It was her first goal of the season and gave Syracuse its first three-goal advantage of the year. Quinn raised her arms and embraced her teammates, letting out a sigh of relief as she skated to the bench.After a frustrating stretch in which Syracuse (2-7-0, 1-0 College Hockey America) blew two-goal leads in two of its past four games, the Orange finally hung on to a two-score advantage against Penn State (2-7-4, 0-2-3). SU won its first conference game of the year in the 3-0 win on Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Just like it did last week against Boston College, Syracuse jumped out to a quick lead with a pair of goals. But this time, the Orange kept its opponent off the scoreboard the rest of the way.After starting the season with just one win in its first eight games, Syracuse seemed to remedy its struggles against the Nittany Lions.“We kept the momentum,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “Even when Penn State played better in the second, Abbey made the save or we just played much better defensively. That was the difference.”Last week, it was Boston College that fought back from a 2-0 deficit against the Orange. On Oct. 14, Providence mounted a comeback to score three straight goals and steal the win from Syracuse. In both instances, the Orange couldn’t maintain the momentum it gathered from its two goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA constant in both losses was the Orange’s inability to score a third, clinching goal to put away its opponent for good. Tonight, it came from Quinn, as she prevented SU’s third late-game collapse.“It made everyone have a breather,” Quinn said. “It just ended it.”The Ontario native believed that her goal sealed the deal for Syracuse, though Penn State had been attacking up until that point.Clashing with PSU’s offense, SU tied a season-high eight penalties, including three in the third period alone. But every power-play opportunity was shut down by Syracuse.“They were kind of in the back of my mind,” goalkeeper Abbey Miller, who notched her first shutout of the season, said. “I tried not to think of it because when I get caught thinking too much, that’s when I don’t play well.”Miller explained that between Quinn’s goal and Syracuse’s past losses, the Orange was prepared to hold onto the lead. With an improved defense in front of her and Miller registering her first shutout of the year, she believes that the team is in a good position entering its conference slate.Putting its struggles to hold on to leads behind, Syracuse has learned from its mistakes and, on Friday night, effectively shut down the Penn State attack.“(It’s important) just knowing what we did wrong in those positions,” said Stephanie Grossi. “After not doing that today, if we’re in that position again we’ll know what to do. It’s good for our confidence.” Commentslast_img read more

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O’Shea says players have put in a massive effort in training

first_imgThe Premier County will begin their hurling campaign this afternoon with an away game to Dublin in Parnell Park. Tipp who appeared in both League and All-Ireland finals last year will be determined to go one step further this season and claim some national silverware. O’Shea says the players will be aspiring towards a big performance this afternoon and says the Tipp supporters can drive his team on in Parnell Park: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/oshea-says-players-have-put-in-a-big-effort-in-training?in=tippfmradio/sets/tipp-fm-sport Tipp FM will bring you full live coverage of today’s game at Parnell Park in association with Lodge Security Nenagh with the pre-match build up beginning at 1.45pm.last_img

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