NegOcc has sufficient meat supply, says PVO

first_imgBACOLOD City – This province will havesufficient meat supply during the period of the 14-day enhanced communityquarantine (ECQ) due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak,according to the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO). This province will have sufficient supply of meat during the 14-day enhanced community quarantine, according to the Provincial Veterinary Office. PNA The move is to ensure that the movementof all cargoes, agriculture and fishery inputs, food products, and agribusinesspersonnel in the whole region during the community quarantine period will notbe hampered. (With a report from PNA/PN) On the other hand, this province has adeficit in eggs by almost 40 percent in commercial production. Fortunately, theNegrense backyard raisers augment supply using free-range chicken eggs. Earlier, the Department of Agriculturein Western Visayas issued food passes and food lane vehicle pass cards to thesuppliers and farm producers of Negros Occidental. Decena also added that this provincecontinues to maintain its African Swine fever-free status.center_img PVO head Dr. Renante Decena said onMarch 30 that they provided Gov. Eugenio Lacson a copy of the situationalanalysis on meat supply from March 30 until April 14. Negros Occidental has already banned theentry of swine, pork and other pork based products from Luzon and Mindanao in abid to protect its P6 billion industry from the dreaded swine disease. “In general, we have enough supply ofmeat products during the two-week ECQ,” he added. Negros Occidental has a stable supply ofpork, chicken and goat meat aside from carabao meat, which serves as analternative to beef.“In live sales during auction market, we have plenty of animals for sale,” thePVO chief said.last_img read more

Laura L. Waggoner, of Brookville

first_imgLaura L. Waggoner of Brookville was born on June 16, 1942 in West Harrison, a daughter to Walter and Verna J. Fraizer Wolfe, Sr.  She had worked at U.S. Shoe in Harrison, Grippos in Cincinnati for many years, and part-time at Country Barrel in Okeana.  She loved reading, spending time with her family, and taking care of her horse.  On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the age of 77 she passed away unexpectedly at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.Survivors include her children; daughter, Angela Davidson (Terry) of Laurel, sons, Robert Farmer and Mitchel Farmer, both of New Trenton, and Curtis Farmer of Brookville; three sisters, Norma Geis of West Harrison, Shirley Kinkead of Lawrenceburg, and Connie Hopper of Harrison; one brother, Walter Wolfe of Cedar Grove, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Mitchel Farmer.Cremation was chosen and no public services will be held.  To sign the online guestbook or leave a personal memory please visit read more

Golden Eaglets victory over Ecuador, vital lesson in resilience — Buhari

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the performance of the Golden Eaglets on Tuesday in their second game at the ongoing Under 17 FIFA World Cup competition in Brazil, which saw them winning 3-2 after they had trailed Ecuador by 1-2, with five minutes to the end of the match. The position of President Buhari was contained in a statement late on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. According to the President: “The fact that the youngsters never gave up, and turned the table against their opponents, is a lesson in persistence and resilience.” President Buhari recommended the can-do spirit displayed by the young boys to Nigerians, urging them to display such in all areas of endeavour and in national development. While wishing the Eaglets well in their final group match against Australia, which may well be a formality, President Buhari pledged government’s support to the team as they strive to win the Under 17 World Cup yet again, thus confirming Nigeria’s position as a global power at that level.Tags: Femi AdesinaGolden EagletsMuhammadu Buharilast_img read more

Flemenstar ruled out of Punchestown

first_img Press Association Flemenstar has been ruled out of the Champion Chase at the Punchestown on Tuesday after connections decided to give the eight-year-old a wind operation. Casey said: “He won’t be running in Punchestown. When he came home from Liverpool, he was all wrong. He had stuff coming out of his nose, it wasn’t blood but it was a bit like it, and the vet came to see him every day for a week. “He didn’t run his race at all in Liverpool. That’s as bad as I’ve ever seen him run. He’s going to have a little wind operation now. The jockey (Andrew Lynch) thinks he needs it and now is the right time to do it. “Hopefully the everything will be right for next season, it will be the same routine, and the next time you’ll see him will probably be at Navan in November (Fortria Chase).” center_img Peter Casey’s gelding looked set to take the season by storm after winning his first two starts of the campaign in impressive fashion, but things have not gone to plan since. Narrowly beaten in the Lexus Chase and Hennessy Gold Cup, he missed the Cheltenham Festival after it was discovered he was suffering from a lung infection and although he returned to action at Aintree, he appeared well below-par in finishing a distant third in the Melling Chase behind Sprinter Sacre. last_img read more

Convenience store clerk who told vacationers to “go back to their country” has been fired

first_imgManagers at a Bucky’s Mobil gas station in Naperville, Illinois are reporting that after conducting their own investigation, they have fired a clerk who was videotaped telling a group of customers visiting from Mexico to “go back to their own country.”Video of the incident was posted to Facebook Tuesday and has since been shared over a thousand times.In the video, the clerk is heard inquiring whether the customers where American. He then engages in a confrontation with the customers telling them that “ICE will come, you’re in the wrong country.”Carolina Buitron told the media that her family was visiting her from Mexico and stopped at the gas station for some food but once inside, the clerk began asking the group their legal status.Bucky’s has since released a public statement about the incident, reporting that they have fired the clerk involved:The Naperville Police Department also commented on the incident, reporting that they are conducting their own investigation.While Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico said “hate has no home” in Naperville.last_img read more


first_imgTrips to Essentuki (Super Eagles’ Base Camp), Kaliningrad, Volgograd, St Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan, have really given this reporter more insight about the Russian than his first time out here. And St Petersburg, with its beauty and warmth to foreigners, appeals more to me to warrant my making the place my base. Imposing four-star Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltyskaya was first home for a couple of days before opting for a more manageable accommodation in an apartment building in Pulkovskoe area of St Petersburg.Unlike the Park Inn, the Salut Apartments are three imposing 15-story buildings overlooking the Mercedes Centre on the highway from the Pulkovo Airport. Apart from its alluring facilities that make the place home away from home, it is less than 20 minutes drive away from one of the busy airports servicing Russia’s second biggest city.But our love for the place almost turned sour with an early morning alarm signal thursday. Few minutes after the alarm, a voice in Russian boomed through the speakers in each of the apartments. We were lost of what was happening until another voice whipped the three Nigerian journalists, (Vanguard’s Tony Ubani, Christian Okpara of The Guardian and my humble self) into panic mode. The voice simply said: “Vacate the building there is fire.” Fire? How, where? The three of us sprang out of our rooms into the lobby of the 8th floor. While one dashed towards the lift, another started screaming no use of lift in time of fire like this. Funny enough, the two exit points were written in Russian language but we had to use our initiatives to follow the direction of the arrow which ultimately led us to the staircase. In what appears to be race for life, we hopped several steps to ensure we beat other nationals also trying to get out of the building which is the Block A. In less than three minutes we were down at the reception try to catch our breath. Five other Nigerians who came in from the UK but also resident in the building also joined us in safety at the designated points.We looked out for where the fire was burning in any of the floors, but there was none. Most staff of the apartment were going about their duties as if nothing was amiss. Then, one lady who appears as the Manager of the Salut Apartments came to address us that what we have just experienced was routine for their guests. She said it was meant to keep everyone in the high-rise building in check and to know what to do in case of an emergency. Did we feel angry? Your guess was right: “This Oyinbo people dey craze, why dem go dey play with something like fire?” muttered my colleague Ubani of Vanguard.Reminded that it was good that we have known our ways round the emergency exit points in building, that sort of quelled the early morning false fire alarm. It was worth all the stress as I now know what to do in case of similar situation next time. No panic is the watchword that we learnt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIRE IN THE BUILDING, EVACUATE!Those who have never experienced an emergency situation of fire alarm in a 15-story building will not understand what some of us (Nigerian journalists) went through this morning here in St Petersburg, Ruassia. Let me give you the preamble.On arrival here in Russia for the World Cup three days to the June 14 kick off date at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, one was filled with excitement of going to tour at least eight of the 11 Russian cities designated to host the 2018 Mundial. Of course, having visited Moscow as first time visitor in 2013 for the IAAF World Championships where Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor equaled Nigeria’s best outing at the competition, winning a silver and bronze in the 200m and long jump, I truly wanted to know and feel the rest of the Russian cities.last_img read more

Sonic Forest

first_imgSonic Forest is a light and sound installation created by artist, architect and composer Christopher Janney. The installation is composed of 16 eight-foot columns, each containing audio speakers, lights and photo-electric sensors. Students immersed themselves in the multisensory installation as they passed between the electronic trees on Monday.last_img

Rookie Fleming, Rays hold Marlins to 3 hits, win 4-0

first_img COMMENT Written By First Published: 30th August, 2020 07:51 IST LIVE TV Rookie Josh Fleming and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami on Saturday.Tampa Bay shut out the Marlins for the second night in a row, and also blanked them in both meetings in Miami last year.Fleming (2-0) won for the second time in as many career starts. He allowed three baserunners and struck out six to help the Rays earn their fourth victory in a row.“He was outstanding for us,” manager Kevin Cash said. “So efficient. He doesn’t pitch like a guy who has two starts under his belt at the big league level.”Joey Wendle doubled twice and drove in two runs for the AL East leaders, who scored all of their runs with two out.Tampa Bay’s latest pitching gem came shortly after left-hander Ryan Yarbrough went on the injured list with groin tightness. Eleven Rays pitchers have been sidelined by injuries since the start of summer camp.“These wins are starting to feel like losses when you have guys going down,” Wendle said. “It’s tough to see. But it speaks to the depth of the organization and the guys we’ve been able to call up.”Despite the depleted staff, the Rays (23-11) climbed a season-high 12 games above .500, and beat Miami for the seventh consecutive time dating to last year. The Rays have won 11 of their past 13 overall, and have won 11 of their past 12 road games after losing their first five in 2020.Pablo Lopez (3-2) allowed two runs in seven innings for the Marlins (14-14). Tampa Bay scored the game’s first run in the sixth on Yandy Diaz’s RBI single, a four-hopper that traveled 75 feet, and Kevin Kiermaier’s run-scoring single in the seventh made it 2-0.“I felt like it was the best Pablo has thrown,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “The Diaz chopper — just unfortunate.”Wendle hit a two-run double in the eighth. All six Rays runs in the series have scored with two out.“When our pitchers are throwing up 18 zeros in a row, that makes it a little bit easier,” Wendle said.The Marlins struck out 11 times. In the first two games of the series they’ve fanned 18 times while walking twice and totaling eight hits.“We haven’t really had a lot of action,” Mattingly said. “Is this a short little cycle? Have they pitched good, do we give them credit? Whatever it is, we’ve got to try to get better, and quickly.”ROSTER MOVESMarlins: RHP Robert Dugger, LHP Alex Vesia and C Chad Wallach were reinstated from the injured list. They were sidelined during the team’s coronavirus outbreak last month. RHP Humberto Mejía was optioned to the team’s alternate training site, and RHP Brett Eibner, C Brian Navaretto and LHP Josh D. Smith were designated for assignment. Miami has made 111 roster moves this season.TRAINER’S ROOMMarlins: 1B Jesus Aguilar (back) was out of the starting lineup for the second night in a row.UP NEXTRays: LHP Blake Snell (2-0, 3.04 ERA) starts on Sunday. He had season highs in innings (5 2/3), strikeouts (nine) and pitches (101) in his most recent start Monday against Toronto.Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.35), sidelined by the team’s coronavirus outbreak, is expected to be activated to start Sunday. His only previous outing this year came on opening day, when he went 6 2/3 innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies.“I was waiting too long to be back with my teammates,” Alcantara said.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 07:51 IST Rookie Fleming, Rays Hold Marlins To 3 Hits, Win 4-0 Rookie Josh Fleming and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and Tampa Bay pitchers extended their streak of success at Marlins Park to 36 consecutive scoreless innings in the Rays’ 4-0 victory over Miami on Saturdaycenter_img Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Leicester City chairman cremation held in Thailand

first_imgThe Leicester City chairman who died in a helicopter crash has been honoured with a royal cremation in his native Thailand.Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when the helicopter crashed after taking off from the club’s stadium on 27 October.King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the ceremony in Bangkok on Thursday.New Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and striker Jamie Vardy were among those who attended the cremation.Nusara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, and pilots and partners Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died in the crash at the King Power Stadium.Jamie Vardy was among the Leicester City players who travelled to Thailand for the ceremonyNewly-appointed manager Brendan Rodgers (right) was also among the attendeesLeicester City players who were not involved with fixtures being played during the current international break travelled to Asia, with former England striker Jamie Vardy and club captain Wes Morgan among the attendees.Brendan Rodgers – who was appointed Leicester manager last month after the club fired Claude Puel – was also at the ceremony at Wat Debsirindrawas Ratchaworawiharn Temple.A funeral for Mr Vichai, which was also attended by the squad, was held at a temple in Bangkok in November.A memorial for Mr Swaffer and Ms Lechowicz took place at Guildford Cathedral in December.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is conducting a probe into the cause of the crash.In December, an AAIB report found cockpit pedals had disconnected from the tail rotor of the helicopter, leading the aircraft to spin out of control and crash.An inquest into the death of the five people on board has been opened and adjourned.Members of Leicester City’s squad travelled to Thailand for Mr Vichai’s cremation ceremony–Source: BBClast_img read more

Lakers coach Luke Walton cuts out Sunday shootarounds

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> In the same season he helped deliver an NBA championship nearly 44 years ago, former Lakers coach Bill Sharman held a morning shootaround in hopes of his players building a rhythm and getting out of bed at a reasonable hour. For the 2016-17 season, Lakers coach Luke Walton has gone in the opposite direction by following the trend among coaches in recent years by reducing that practice. He has not held any morning shootarounds before any games on Sunday thus far. Walton plans to keep that itinerary for the Lakers’ 11 remaining Sunday evening games presuming his players do not give him any reason to regret that decision. Walton made that decision after the former Golden State assistant saw Warriors coach Steve Kerr receive effective results last season. “When we had it, it seemed like too quick of a turnaround,” Walton said before the Lakers hosted the Chicago Bulls on Sunday at Staples Center. “Guys lived in the Bay Are and by the time they get home, it was too short. We tried doing it at the arena. But we felt like we had guys at the arena too long. We ended up cancelling it all together.” Nearly a month later, Brown both improved his shot and found a team that could offer a bigger role. The New Orleans Pelicans and Brown are finalizing a deal for him to join the team, according to league sources. After the Lakers waived Brown to make room for forwards Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson, Brown went No. 1 overall to the Erie BayHawks in the Development League draft. There, he averaged 29.3 points per game while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point range. After the Lakers selected Brown No. 34 in the 2015 NBA draft, the former Ocean View High standout averaged four points on 31 percent shooting in 20.7 minutes his rookie season. He posted 3.16 points on 46.6 percent shooting in 8.3 minutes per contest through six preseason appearances. Shootarounds typically last an hour long and only consists of light on-court work and film study. But after lamenting former coach Byron Scott for his conditioning-heavy practices, a handful of Lakers players welcomed the move. Lakers forward Tarik Black spent his free time having brunch with his family and enjoying an extended afternoon nap before reporting to Staples Center. “It’s kind of immature of us if we allow Sunday morning to dictate how we come out and play,” Black said. “But at the same time, it feels good to have Sunday morning. We want to keep it that way.”A new beginningAn inconsistent shot and a jammed backcourt partly caused Anthony Brown to become a casualty of the Lakers’ last round of roster cuts.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more