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Antique’s old DepEd building eyed as ‘Bahay Silangan’

first_imgThese include barangays from the townsof Caluya, Culasi, Hamtic, San Jose, and Tibiao. Cadiao said the province, which has atotal of 590 barangays, has only 20 remaining villages yet to be declareddrug-free.  DepEd District currently has a newbuilding in the nearby area. SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialgovernment here plans to use the old building of the Department of Education(DepEd) in Hamtic, Antique as “Bahay Silangan” or rehabilitation center fordrug offenders in the province. “The provincial government of Antiquewill be willing to help in the establishment of the ‘Bahay Silangan’ if thePDEA (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) will request just so the provincecould be declared drug-cleared,” she added. Governor Rhodora Cadiao of Antique speaks in front of police officers during the turnover ceremony of the new commander of the Provincial Police Office last week. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said both theprovincial government and the Hamtic local government unit are willing tosupport the establishment of the “Bahay Silangan” at the old DepEd building infront of the town plaza and the Roman Catholic Church.   Margie Gadian, provincial governmentconsultant for Peace and Order and Public Safety, said having a “BahaySilangan” is a requirement for the province to be declared free from illegaldrugs. The Regional Oversight Committeecomposed of the PDEA, Philippine National Police, Department of Health, and theDepartment of the Interior and Local Government are conducting the validationof the villages.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Rabies vaccinations offered in Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, Ind. —The Ripley County Health Department is offering rabies vaccinations this week for residents. The one-year vaccination is $7 and other vaccinations are available on request. Animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.Indiana law requires dogs, cats and ferrets over three months old to be vaccinated.Tuesday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the Cross Plains school parking lot and at the Versailles Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, May 17, 5 p.m. at the Osgood Fire Department and 7 p.m. at the Napoleon Fire Department.Thursday, May 17 at the Holton Fire Department at 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Mourinho keeps quiet on Dyke plans

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into the debate over Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plans to boost home-grown players, insisting he is happy to do as he is told. “It’s a bit like Financial Fair Play. I don’t have to agree or disagree. I just have to work with the rules.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis was more inclined to agree with Wenger, stressing places should be handed out on merit alone. “If they’re not good enough they shouldn’t be in the squad. That’s my argument,” he said. “If you’re talking about stopping top foreign players coming into the country, that’s not the way. “Bringing the top players to play and work with the top players in England should aspire them to become better players themselves.” Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat agreed with the idea in principle but admitted to being somewhat confused by the situation, given the number of quality English players already doing well in the Premier League. “I was wondering when I saw that. It’s a good idea, but how many good young players has England at the moment? A lot, in my opinion, and they are all playing in the first team – Sterling, Kane, Barkley, I can go on,” he said. “I don’t know where the complaint is because they have still an excellent side.” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger questioned the proposals on Thursday, but Mourinho said he will just adapt to whatever rules are put in place. “I don’t think. I just work with the rules that are presented to me. I have no power, my opinion is not important,” Mourinho said. “My opinion doesn’t change the decision. The decision power is not in my hands. I just have to work with it.” Only 36.8 per cent (81 out of 220) of Premier League starters in the last round of matches were eligible for England selection. It is figures like this that Dyke is keen to overhaul, but Wenger questioned whether quotas was the right way to go, saying: ”I believe we are in a top-level competition and you earn your right through the quality of your performance rather than your place of birth.” One reason for Mourinho’s more casual approach could be the fact Chelsea had 19 players on England youth duty during the international break, which was more than any other club. Given those statistics Chelsea would appear to be well placed if and when these further restrictions are imposed. “In this moment I need to work with eight English players in my squad and I do that. If one day somebody tells me it’s 10 or 12 or five or four, I adapt to the rules,” Mourinho added. Dyke wants to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eight to 12, but he is facing opposition from the Premier League. The proposals also include changing the rules so that “home-grown” means having trained in England for three years before the age of 18 rather than before 21. Press Associationlast_img read more

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USC takes in pageantry of the Rose Bowl

first_imgPlaying in the “Granddaddy of Them All” — the Rose Bowl Game — comes with some of the grandest pre-game festivities and pageantry in all of college sports.USC and Penn State will take the field Monday afternoon after undergoing a week filled with hype and buildup for the playing of the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. From a day of fun in Disney’s Cars Land to chowing down on hearty meals, players on the USC and Penn State rosters were treated to a week composed of unique experiences in honor of Monday’s Rose Bowl.The Rose Bowl trophy at media day last Friday – Angel Viscarra | Daily Trojan“It’s been amazing. I’m so grateful and blessed to be here,” said junior wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster on the week’s festivities. “It’s been so much fun being a part of the Rose Bowl.”The week’s activities commenced with an opening press conference at Disneyland California Adventure on Dec. 27.Both USC and Penn State players were treated to a full day of activities at Disneyland. Select players and the head coaches from both teams participated in a Rose Bowl ceremony in the Cars Land portion of the theme park.“I had a lot of fun going on the Cars ride,” freshman wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. said. “Being at Disney was just such a cool experience for us, they had lots of fun things for us to do there.”Following the day at Disney, both teams continued their bowl preparation by participating in practices on Wednesday and Thursday.On Thursday night USC participated in one of the great Rose Bowl traditions as a team: the 61st-annual Lawry’s Beef Bowl. Trojan players and coaches were treated to a night filled with fine-dining at the world-famous Lawry’s Prime Rib restaurant in Beverly Hills.All-American cornerback and Jim Thorpe Award-winner Adoree Jackson was selected as an honorary chef for the night.“It was fun. I do it all the time at my house, but nobody ever gets to see it,” said Jackson on serving meals at Lawry’s. “Everybody got to see my carving skills and how I put my plate together.”Jackson served several meals to coaches and teammates Thursday night.“Adoree’ (Jackson) cut way too big a piece of meat for me,” head coach Clay Helton joked. “What a special moment that was for our team at Lawry’s.”Friday morning saw both USC and Penn State participate in Rose Bowl Media Day at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. All players on both teams were available to the media for a duration of 45 minutes.Both Helton and Penn State head coach James Franklin addressed the media and had a photo opportunity together Saturday morning at the L.A. Hotel Downtown.The week’s activities commenced on Sunday afternoon at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.Following the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — which saw former USC running back Ricky Ervins be inducted — both teams had full roster and coaching staff photo opportunities.Brian Chin | Daily Trojan · Clay Helton has the Trojans back in the Rose BowlIn addition to participating in this week’s festivities, players were gifted a Fossil watch, Ogio backpack, adjustable NewEra Snapback hat and a gift sweet, per Sports Business Daily.In a hectic week filled with venues and attractions, USC was able to experience some normality due to their location in Southern California. While Penn State took a 2,600-mile cross-country journey to the Rose Bowl, the Trojans will take nothing more than a 40-minute bus ride to the stadium on game day.“It’s been extremely comfortable for us to wake up every day and to be able to go to our normal home facility and spend the whole day there to have our meetings and practices,”Helton said. “[Proximity] has provided a lot of normalcy for our team; we’ve been able to develop a routine.”Players and coaches are well aware of the fact that all of the events and media attention which come with playing in the Rose Bowl are a testament to the stature of the game.“You hear the cliché, ‘It’s the Grandaddy of Them All,’ but it really is that,” senior offensive lineman Zach Banner said. “Being able to experience all of this with my brothers has been amazing.”last_img read more

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Samuel Chukwueze: Atletico Eye €40m Man

first_imgThe 19-year-old who is enjoying his breakthrough season at the club has impressed Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone who is searching ‎for firepower up front.Chukwueze current contract carries a buy-out clause of €40m, a fee that Atletico Madrid can match with ease as one of their forwards Vitolo who has failed to live up to expectations since his signing is set to depart the team in January.Vitolo will likely return to Sevilla and if that happens the club will waste no time in triggering the buy-out clause of Chukwueze who is now a firm fan favourite at Villarreal in what is his first season as a senior professional.Already he has scored in all competitions for Villarreal this season- the La Liga, Europa Leagueand Copa Del Rey.Chukwueze’s good form for Villarreal this season has not gone unnoticed as he is included among the top talents in Spain.The 19-year-old has been a surprise star player for the yellow submarines this season, after being promoted from the second team.Chukwueze has been impressive for Villarreal this season in all competitions he has featured.Following another sparkling performance by Chukwueze for The Yellow Submarine in La Liga, former Arsenal star, Lauren Etame Meyer said he was amazed at the youngster’s performance.Lauren, who now works as a television pundit, said he was again thrilled by Chukwueze’s form with Villarreal against Huesca last weekend, after which he rated the Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup revelation and a gold medalist as his team’s best player in the game.The Cameroonian legend added that Chukwueze, who has four goals this season, provides much more for Villarreal than just scoring.Lauren added: “He is a very good footballer. Can score and also create plus he is very good with the ball at his feet. He is the best and probably most complete 19-year-old I’ve seen in a while in the La Liga.“Most teams need players who can offer them balance and something different in attack especially for a team like Villarreal who are used to having the ball. He compliments their style very well.”He, however, said much of what he achieved had been down to “hard work, discipline and determination. Especially determination, this had made the difference. It has been amazing and I want to keep improving so that I continue with the rise.”Chukwueze recently received accolades from his Spanish club Villarreal after an impressive performance in his first La Liga start. He started for the Yellow Submarines against Almeria in the Copa Dey Rey in a game that ended 3 – 3 and made his first start in the La Liga against Levante during the penultimate weekend with the Nigerian playing the entire duration of the game.Chukwueze who scored his first senior team goal against Almeria and is looking to impose his quality on the first team with a series of eye-catching performances and Villarreal through its official Twitter handle (Eng_Villarreal) has heaped praise on the 19-year-old star. “Our Nigerian winger @chukwueze_8 impressed on his first start in @LaLigaEN! We’re sure it will be the first of many.”However, Villarreal manager Javi Calleja has charged Chukwueze to continue working hard for a regular berth in the La Liga club’s squad.Calleja named the former Golden Eaglets winger in the matchday squad for the Yellow Submarine’s UEFA Europa League match against Scottish giants Rangers on Thursday. Chukwueze then made his Villarreal debut by coming off the bench to replace Nicola Sansone.Signed from Diamond Academy in the summer of 2017, Chukwueze played in Villarreal’s junior ranks the last term but was promoted to the reserve team ahead of this season.“We’re using nearly all of our players and I think that’s a good thing. We need the whole squad,” Calleja told Villarreal’s official website following their Europa League clash with Rangers.“Today, for example, Samuel Chukwueze made his debut, who is a player with a great future, but he has to carry on working hard.”The 19-year-old has, however, featured for the Yellow Submarine in the Europa League, and marked his third appearance in the competition with an assist against Rapid Vienna last month.Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is clearly impressed with what he’s seen from the immensely talented left winger.“Chukwueze has a good left foot, is quick, has a low centre of gravity – which gives him a very good balance – and can deliver and score,” the German coach told KweséESPN.While the youngster may not feature against Bafana Bafana as the Super Eagles look to get over the line, he may well make his debut when the West African giants host Uganda in an international friendly a few days later.He’d become the next standout Golden Eaglets performer to make the step up to the senior side.Title-winning teammates and individual award winners from the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup squad, Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali beat Chukwueze to making their international bow, with the former returning to the senior fold ahead of the Bafana game.Chukwueze has had to fight back from a near career mishap to get to this stage.Days after winning the Bronze Ball – on the strength of three goals and three assists – and helping Nigeria win a fifth U-17 world title, football agency Stellar Group signed Chukwueze and three other players from the Nigerian squad.The deal ought to have seen the highly sought-after star, who models his game on Arjen Robben, sign for a top European club, as those before him had done.Perhaps the only snag hindering a potential move abroad was his age, as the attacker 16, and would have to wait for two years before he could sign professional terms.The teenager returned home while awaiting news from his agents about a potential career move, and kept busy by shuttling between training and playing for Diamond Academy and the Nigeria U-20s, who were involved in the qualification for the ill-fated 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.After celebrating his 17th birthday, he seemed poised to join Arsenal, alongside Nwakali, who signed a five-year contract with the Gunners.However, Diamond Academy pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, and Chukwueze began to slip out of the limelight, a situation made more challenging by his Golden Eaglets teammates of lesser profiles securing moves to Europe.Undeterred by those series of disappointments, Chukwueze eventually packed his bags and journeyed to Spain, first joining Villarreal’s U-18 team, before being promoted to the B Team.His superb performances with the Villarreal juniors have seen him regularly grab the headlines with his stunning pace, strength, skillset, goals and assists, and he’s edging closer to Calleja’s first-team.Chukwueze’s emergence should come as positive news to Nigerian fans, with the national side lacking a naturally left-footed winger since the untimely retirement of Emmanuel Amuneke, who coached the wonderkid in the Eagles’ U-17 and U-20 teams.Despite his relative inexperience, Rohr has identified the starlet’s raw talent and has handed him an audition in a team which, for all its outstanding attacking players, lacks a natural left winger to create panic and havoc on opposition defences with direct running, effective crossing and superb technique.Considering the number of quality and experienced competitors ahead of Chukwueze in the Super Eagles squad, he must realise that he’s way down the pecking order.However, the U-20 World Cup in Poland next year could present him with a valuable opportunity to assert himself.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After some superlative performance since being promoted to La Liga top flight with Villarreal, culminating to his invitation to the national team, Samuel Chukwueze has suddenly become the toast of top clubs in Spain. Little wonder, Atletico Madrid is planning to splash €40m on the Nigerian prodigy when the January transfer market opensVillarreal teen sensation Samuel Chukwueze is now the prime target of Atletico Madrid when the January transfer window opens according to Spanish outlet elgoldigital.com.Atletico Madrid is ready to splash €40m on Chukwueze as a replacement for Vitolo.last_img read more

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ESL CS:GO Pro League finals return to Dallas

first_imgESL and WESA have announced that season seven of the CS:GO Pro League Finals will return to Dallas, Texas on May 18-20 2018, with teams competing for their share of the $1m (£715,000) prize pool.After three days of the group stages, the audience will see two quarter-finals, the two semi-finals and the grand final live on site at the Verizon Theatre.The competition will debut on and stream exclusively via Facebook Live in English and Portuguese, with all broadcasts available in 1080p/60fps on Facebook and will also be streamed in VR.“We are looking forward to bringing the Pro League Finals back to Dallas after such a successful Season Six Finals in Odense,” said Ken Hershman, Commissioner and Executive Chairman, WESA. “This year we will expand the opportunity for Pro League competition to even more talented teams around the globe, and we look forward to an exciting year and eagerly await the Finals.”Last season’s finals in Odense, Denmark garnered record-breaking viewership. The Season Six Finals saw a 95% growth in concurrent viewers compared to the Season Five Finals, which were also held in Dallas back in 2017. Over the course of five days, more than four million hours of content were consumed through 27 live streams in 18 languages.Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL, said, “With a couple of interesting new line-ups forming and the superstars returning, this season will be very exciting to watch. Building off of the record-breaking year in Season Six, we aim to create the best CS:GO experience for Pro League fans both in attendance and online.”Ticket for the Pro League Season Seven Finals in Dallas go on sale on February 23rd, 2018 at 9am Pacific (5pm GMT).Esports Insider says: With the ESL Pro League figures always going up, it’s good to see them go back to a city that historically has had some very notable esports events, not least the Season Five finals of the ESL Pro League.last_img read more

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Rugby: Ghana’s Eagles to compete in Women’s Sevens tournament

first_imgGhana Women’s rugby team, the Eagles, will compete at Rugby Women’s Sevens tournament 2019. The games will be held at the Mustapha Ben Jannet Stadium in Monastir, Tunisia October 12-13, is for their participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament.The tournament organised by Rugby Africa is in partnership with Société Générale, is the second time Rugby Africa is hosting an Olympic qualifying event on the continent since Rugby Sevens debuted at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.The other African teams to compete in are Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Botswana, Zambia, Morocco, Mauritius, South Africa.Appearing at the Rugby Women’s Sevens Tournament this year will be Ghana’s debut since this will be their first time integrating into the African championship.The gold medallist of the tournament will qualify directly for the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The silver and bronze medallists will have another opportunity to qualify by competing in a global repechage tournament to be held in June 2020. The first and second-placed teams will be able to participate for the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier tournament.In a press release by Africa Women’s Sevens, Rugby Africa President Khaled Babbou says, “We are very pleased and express our gratitude to the Fédération Tunisienne de Rugby (FTR) to host the Africa Women’s Sevens 2019 edition.”He added, “Africa aims for high level and international recognition, and I believe especially Women’s Sevens Rugby has a great potential to promote and reveal our talents in Africa and to get more players on the continent into rugby. “I am convinced the women’s games will capture the public’s imagination and I wish all teams good luck in this qualifier event. I know that they have prepared very hard for it and hope that all teams can show their best form when they fight for their participation in one of the most prestigious sports events in the world.” On October 12, 2019, Ghana will play against Kenya, Senegal and Botswana.last_img read more

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Judo tournament ‘Vinko Šamarlić’ on 27 and 28 April

first_imgInternational judo tournament ‘Vinko Šamarlić’ will be held on 27 and 28 April in Sports Centre Vogošća, reports Oslobođenje.The opening of the tournament will be held today at noon, and around 700 participants from Belgrade, Nikišić, Split, Dubrovnik, Hungary, Austria and BiH will participate. The sports hall will be opened to everyone.Organisers from the Judo club ‘Željezničar’ claim that there is a significant increase of participants in comparison to last year, when there were around 500 participants.last_img read more

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Sportsbooks now accepting bets on weather in lieu of live sports

first_imgMORE: Every sporting event canceled so far as COVID-19 spreads Now, bettors can bet on the temperature for select cities beginning on March 18. So, for those gamblers who would bet on anything, now you have 10 weather-related bets for Wednesday.That’s one version of March Madness.Here’s a look at the 10 weather-related bets posted by Bovada for March 18. Results from timeanddate.com will be used to determine the winners.Weather props for March 19PropMax temperatureUnderOverHouston81-180+140Jacksonville, Fla.83-120-120Los Angeles61+110-150Philadelphia59-180+140Chicago42-260+175New York44-180+140Phoenix46+165-240San Antonio68-120-120Vancouver (Celsius)12-140EvenToronto (Celsius)3-180+140 You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows — unless you want to bet the over on the temperature, of course.Bovada is making that possible. The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to the postponement of the NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS seasons along with the cancellation of NCAA-sponsored sports, including the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.last_img read more

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Pork producers trying to make due until Iowa plants are back operating

first_imgDES MOINES — Meat cases in some Iowa grocery stores are emptying out as the closures of large pork processing plants take a toll on supplies of products like ham, bacon and pork chops.Iowa Pork Producers Association president Greg Hora says the COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking facilities are creating the supply chain issues we’re already seeing in Iowa and across the country.“The conference call that I was just on with the National Pork Board referred to a number of these supply chain problems at our local stores,” Hora says. “There’s going to be some supply chain constraints because we’re not harvesting 30- to 40-percent of the pigs in Iowa that we normally would.”Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring all U.S. meatpacking plants to continue operating, declaring them critical infrastructure. Until the closed plants in Iowa are all back online, pork producers are sending some of their livestock to help those who are food insecure.“Pass The Pork is a cooperating program with Iowa Pork Producers taking some of these excess pigs and we’ve worked out cooperating programs with our local butchers throughout the state,” Hora says. “They are helping process those pigs and giving that pork to local food pantries.”The Pass The Pork program is part of Governor Kim Reynolds’ Feeding Iowans initiative. Learn more at IowaPork.org.last_img read more

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