Quarantine ends for 11 Bacolod City PUMs

first_imgBACOLOD City – All 11 individualsunder monitoring for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are officially offthe 14-day quarantine, the City Health Office (CHO) said. “While undergoing quarantine, thepatients were all in stable condition and did not exhibit symptoms associatedwith COVID-19,” said Tan, who is also the spokesperson of the city’sinter-agency taskforce against the virus. Tan noted, such establishments are also required to submit daily reports and, so far, there have been no reports of guests suspected of contracting COVID-19./PN She noted that as of Monday, there are currently no persons under investigation at any medical facilities in the city. The city government recently required guests at local hotels, resorts and accommodation establishments to complete health declaration cards that list their travel history and report any illnesses they may have experienced over the past 14 days. Tan said the CHO continues to closely collaborate with the Department of Health and other health agencies including public and private hospitals, conduct information drives, place health personnel in points of entries and other advocacies so that people will be informed with the accurate data and prevent panic and confusion. None of them who completed thecompulsory quarantine became confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to CHOEnvironmental Sanitation Division head Dr. Grace Tan. last_img read more

Wrestling Regional Results At Richmond

first_imgThe 2018 Wrestling Regionals took place at Richmond on Saturday, February 3rd.  South Dearborn won the Regional Team Crown.Locally, Franklin County was 3rd, Lawrenceburg 5th, Milan 7th, Greensburg 8th, and East Central 10th.2017-18 Richmond Wrestling RegionalsThe Regional Champions.106 #: Eli Otto – South Dearborn113#: Andrew Black – New Castle120#: Grant Stapleton – Lawrenceburg126#: Bryber Hall – South Dearbornz132#: Elijah Phillips – Centerville138#: Garrett Walton – South Dearborn145#: Hayden Lohry – Shenandoah152#: Stevie Browning – Franklin County160#:  Tucker Coffman – Union County170#: Alfredo Calderon – Centerville182#: Silas Allred – Shanendoah195#: Michael Bohman – Franklin County220#: Mason Parris – Lawrenceburg285#: DJ Koors – Greensburg26 area grapplers qualified for The Semi-States next Saturday, February 10th, at Richmond.last_img read more

Holcomb sells Indiana economy to the Europeans

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Governor Eric Holcomb and First Lady Janet Holcomb are preparing for a week in Europe to tout Indiana industrial capability. The governor will meet with government, business and academic stakeholders in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France.“We’ll travel anywhere in the world to develop mutually beneficial relationships, open markets for Hoosier companies and to bring back jobs and investments to Indiana,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This will be a whirlwind schedule in Central Europe as we visit with government, military and business leaders from six countries in seven days. The perfect capstone to this economic development trip will be bringing the Indy 500 green flag home on the inaugural Delta nonstop flight from Paris to Indianapolis.”Joining the governor in Europe will be Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and Cheryl Bosma, and Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) and Melissa Long. Major General Courtney Carr, Adjunct General of Indiana, will join the delegation in Slovakia, and Martin Baier, president and chief executive officer of The International Center, will join the delegation in Germany and France. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s office in Europe will also assist with the trip.Indiana is home to more than 450 European business establishments that provide approximately 113,900 jobs for Hoosiers across the state. Roughly 60 percent of Indiana’s more than 190,900 jobs supported by foreign direct investment can be attributed to European firms.The full schedule is outlined below.CZECH REPUBLICThe governor and the delegation will meet with U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen B. King in Prague to discuss Indiana’s global economy and opportunities to strengthen international ties with government leadership.SLOVAKIAOn Monday, the Indiana delegation will meet with U.S. and Slovakian government officials in Bratislava, including President Andrej Kiska, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, Minister of Defence Peter Gajdoš and U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Adam Sterling, and will host a business roundtable with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Slovakia to promote Indiana as an ideal destination to Slovakian businesses interested in expanding to the United States.Indiana and Slovakia have established strong ties through defense and educational collaboration. The Indiana National Guard has served as the partner unit of Slovakia’s armed forces within the National Guard’s State Partnership Program since 1994, and both Indiana University and Purdue University have connections to educational institutions in Slovakia. This year, Slovakia celebrates its 100th year of independence.SWITZERLANDOn Tuesday, the governor, secretary of commerce and legislative leadership will meet with Indiana’s largest Swiss companies, visiting the Nestle headquarters in Vevey and the Roche headquarters in Basel.The group will also meet with a Swiss prospect considering investing in Indiana and will host a business luncheon with the U.S. Embassy in Bern with executives of both Indiana companies operating in Switzerland and Swiss companies operating in Indiana.AUSTRIAOn Tuesday, First Lady Holcomb will join Mrs. Bosma and Mrs. Long to meet with executives of Fronius International at the company’s headquarters in Pettenbach. Fronius International, which specializes in welding, charging and solar energy technology, has 28 subsidiaries on four continents and operates its U.S. headquarters in Portage, Indiana.On Wednesday, the governor and the delegation will meet with government officials in Vienna to discuss economic collaboration between Indiana and Austria. Indiana is home to nine Austria-based business establishments, including Danzer North America, Emarsys North America, Fronius USA, Red Bull Distribution and Voestalpine. The delegation will also meet with new Austrian firms interested in expanding their operations at a breakfast reception with the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO).GERMANYOn Wednesday, the Indiana delegation will travel to Germany, which is one of the state’s largest foreign investors. German companies operate 121 business establishments – second only to Japan – that support more than 14,800 Hoosier jobs across the state. That evening, the delegation will host a Friends of Indiana reception in Berlin to convene executives of German companies with Indiana operations, Indiana companies with operations in Germany, and global firms with ties to both Indiana and Germany.On Thursday, Gov. Holcomb and Secretary Schellinger will meet with government officials, including German State Secretary Walter Lindner, and business prospects currently in negotiations to locate in Indiana. Speaker Bosma, Sen. Long and First Lady Holcomb will spend the day focused on workforce development initiatives, meeting with representatives from the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Indiana University’s Global Gateway Network. The group will also visit with local businesses to share thoughts on best practices related to dual education systems and workforce training initiatives.The delegation will also host a business luncheon with AmCham Germany, convening global executives and sharing Indiana’s story as a state that works for business.FRANCEOn Friday, the governor and the delegation will celebrate the state’s first year-round, nonstop transatlantic flight, marking an important milestone that will increase connectivity for businesses, residents and visitors. The delegation will travel from Berlin to Paris, utilizing one of the more than 75 global connections available from Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and its joint venture partner Air France/KLM, prior to taking the inaugural trip from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) joined by the Consul General of France in Chicago Guillaume Lacroix.Prior to departing from Paris, Gov. Holcomb and the delegation will join French officials and business leaders to cut the ribbon on the inaugural CDG-IND flight. The governor will then board Delta Flight 501 to Indianapolis carrying the Indy 500 green flag to deliver it to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 102nd running of the race.This is Gov. Holcomb’s sixth international economic development trip as governor, following strategic missions to Canada and Israel earlier this year. The costs of the state delegation are being paid through private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation.More information on Indiana’s ties to Europe and the countries being visited is available here.last_img read more

Transmission line problems blamed for Monday outage

first_imgOsgood, In. — Officials from Southeastern Indiana REMC say a transmission interruption from their supplier, Hoosier Energy caused an outage Monday for more than 16,000 customers in Dearborn, Ripley, Franklin, Ohio and Switzerland Counties. Most power was restored by 10:30 a.m.A transmission line problem put Duke Energy customers in the dark for the second time in as many weeks Monday. The outages were reported in Greendale and Lawrenceburg.last_img

Executive team addition announced at Decatur County Memorial Hospital

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County Memorial Hospital has introduced Cathy Wichman, MSN, RN as the new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Cathy began her education at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus where she received her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree in 2008. She later attended the University of Southern Indiana for her Bachelors in Nursing, as well as her Masters of Science in Nursing Management and Leadership.Recently, Cathy served as the Emergency Department Director for Schneck Medical Center where she led the development of the trauma program and led emergency services to nationally recognized levels of care. She also serves Indiana University as an Adjunct Nursing Professor. Cathy brings many years of healthcare leadership experience to her new role, having a background in medical surgical nursing and pediatric care. She is certified by the Indiana Hospital Association Management Institute, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Cathy is highly involved in professional organizations including currently serving as board president for the Southeastern Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives.President and CEO Rex McKinney stated, We are excited to have Cathy join our executive team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Her passion for providing great care, experience in nursing leadership and ability to improve clinical processes will have an immediate impact on the care our team provides our community. As a nursing leader, Cathy has a demonstrated a record of producing exceptional outcomes related to clinical quality and patient experience.Im thrilled to join the nursing and executive team at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Nursing care at DCMH has an extraordinary reputation that I am excited to become a part of. I have a passion for ensuring all patients receive exceptional care and I look forward to serving the Decatur County region, stated Cathy.Cathy grew up in the Greensburg area and have has close family in the community. She and her husband, Brian, have four adult children and currently reside in the region.For more information about Decatur County Memorial Hospital, visit www.dcmh.net. Decatur County Memorial Hospital. The quality care you want. Close by.last_img read more

England Lions pull off consolation win against India A

first_imgNEW DELHI: Ben Duckett starred with an unbeaten 70 as England Lions pulled off a narrow one-wicket win over India ‘A’ in a low-scoring fifth and final match of the unofficial ODI series here Thursday to prevent a clean sweep by the hosts. Buckett’s knock, which includes 10 fours and a six, helped the visiting team overhaul India A’s score of 121 all out in 35 overs, amid mounting tension.Earlier, opting to bat after skipper Ankit Bawne won the toss, the India ‘A’ batsmen found the going tough on a wicket aiding the bowlers. KL Rahul (0) who struggled in the previous two matches of the series, was dismissed off the first ball of the match. He was bowled by right-arm paceman Lewis Gregory for a duck to continue his run of low scores.England Lions struck at regular intervals as only three host batsmen — Siddesh Lad (36), Axar Patel (23), Deepak Chahar (21) reached double figures. Rishabh Pant, who was picked in the squad to enable him get some time in the middle ahead of the T20 series in New Zealand, fell for a 14-ball 7 to seamer Jamie Overton.Mumbai batsmen Lad held firm even as wickets tumbled around him, hitting seven boundaries in his 40-ball knock, before nicking one to ‘keeper Alex Davies of Overton. At 72 for 7, India ‘A’ was in danger of being bowled out for less than 100 before Patel and Deepak Chahar (who hit two fours and a six) added 30 runs for the 8th wicket. Pace bowler Overton was the most successful Lions bowler with 3 for 24 while fast-medoum bowler Tom Bailey took two wickets.In reply, England Lions lost opener Will Jacks (6) in the second over as Deepak Chahar had him caught by Lad. Tight bowling by the Chahar brothers – Deepak (3 for 25) and leg-spinner Rahul (3 for 43) and Axar Patel (2 for 22) meant the English team had trouble in reaching the small target.The visiting captain Sam Billings, who has had a good run in the series, fell for 8 to Deepak Chahar. Left-handed Duckett, who played four Tests before finding himself on the sidelines, battled hard and kept his cool even as the other batsmen failed to cope against some good bowling from the Indians. He hit 10 fours and a six in his knock and enabled the Lions secure a consolation win in the company of the No.11 Tom Bailey (1 not out).Brief scores: India ‘A’ 121 all out in 35 overs (Siddesh Lad 36, Craig Overton 3 for 24) lost to England Lions 125 for 9 in 30.3 over (Ben Duckett 70 not out, Deepak Chahar 3 for 25, Rahul Chahar 3 for 43). IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

USC forms partnership with Pacific Asia Museum

first_imgUSC has formed an alliance with Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum, President C. L. Max Nikias announced in a statement Tuesday morning. The museum will now be called the USC Pacific Asia Museum.“With its rich history and inspiring works of art, Pacific Asia Museum will be the perfect complement to many academic endeavors at USC,” Nikias said in the statement. “Both of our organizations work to enrich the educational experience, advance art history and preserve the past for future generations.”The Pacific Asia Museum has a collection of more than 15,000 objects and works of art housed in a Pasadena mansion modeled in Chinese Qing dynastic style. It is one of the few museums in the United States that focuses only on Asia and Asian art.The museum, which serves the Pasadena, San Gabriel and Los Angeles communities, was struggling financially. In July, committee members approached USC about a possible partnership.“We have had trouble in the last five years with the recession keeping the museum running full tilt,” said Elizabeth Short, trustee and chair of the museum’s strategic planning committee. “What we needed was to be able to have a bigger endowment.”Short also said museums need to have an endowment that provides enough interest to fund 30 to 50 percent of the operating budget.“If you don’t do that, you are always going to be in trouble no matter how big your shop is or your café is or how many people go through the museum,” Short said.The museum considered a number of partnerships with national and local art and educational institutions, but USC was at the top of the list.“We’re partnering with a Pacific Rim university that is very renowned that I think it will enable us to serve and attract a much broader base,” Katherine Murray-Morse, chair of the museum’s board of trustees, said. “It will have a much greater impact on the community.”USC has a growing graduate and undergraduate Asian population and, as part of its responsibilities in managing the museum, it will tap Asian donors to create a $20 million endowment. The museum’s board of trustees will become an advisory council and the USC board of trustees will hold fiscal responsibilities.The partnership is not the first of its kind. The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. partnered with The George Washington University and is constructing a new building on the campus. Still, Short, who is also on the board of the Textile Museum, said she was surprised and please at the speed and ease with which USC agreed to the partnership.USC already has partnerships with organizations such as the Shoah Foundation, and the University Park Campus is home to the Fisher Museum, whose director, Selma Holo, will also serve as interim director of Pacific Asia Museum. The museum will form a joint search committee in January to find a permanent director.“There are a number of things USC is bringing into the fold that will enhance its teaching capability and it can provide what art institutions need,” Short said. “A museum is an educational institution whether it has a university with it or not. You teach about the culture and you teach about how to make art and the importance that art has in people’s lives.”Campus administrators are currently working with the museum to create a potential graduate program in museum curation and exhibit creation to bring artwork and objects to the museum and to campus.Professor George Hayden in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures said that though many of his courses do not accommodate time for field trips and he has not been to the Asia Pacific Museum for many years, he always enjoyed visiting the museum.“It’s a great thing, a very pleasant experience and I would certainly encourage students and faculty to go,” Hayden said.Murray-Morse believes the partnership will prove mutually beneficial and said she is excited about what the future holds for both the museum and the university.“It’s a great university with such strength in the art field and Asian studies,” she said. “We hope to provide additional resources to augment what [the university] already has.” Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarinolast_img read more

USC Security Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, May 19, and Monday, May 23. Crimes against a personAt 4:43 p.m. on May 19, a patient at Keck Hospital of USC reported being improperly touched.At 8:22 p.m. on May 20, a non-USC female reported that a suspect at Exposition Boulevard Parking Structure reached through the driver’s side window while she was seated in her car and touched her thigh without her consent.At 9:38 a.m. on May 21, a suspect was arrested at University Gateway Apartments for attempting to strike a student and a non-USC male with a metal flashlight after being pursued to the location for removing the male’s bag from a nearby restaurant.At 10:56 a.m. on May 23, a student reported unauthorized purchases being made on the student’s credit card account by a suspect through unknown means.last_img read more

Syracuse on track for worst offensive season since joining ACC

first_imgWhen Syracuse moved into the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, its offensive production increased. Every season, SU found the back of the net 20 or more times, and the Orange assisted on up to 75 percent of its goals. Until this year.This season, Syracuse is seeing the lowest totals in both categories since joining the ACC.Tied for last place in the ACC in assists, second-to-last in shots and third-to-last in goals, Syracuse’s (7-8-2, 2-6-1 Atlantic Coast) offense has had its least productive scoring season since 2010, when it finished the season with 18 goals and 12 assists. With the final regular season game Thursday against Virginia Tech (7-6-4, 1-5-3), SU could tie its second-worst offensive season under Phil Wheddon.“Are there games we wish we would’ve won?” senior Eva Gordon said. “Yeah, but we have to capitalize on our opportunities, and we’re kind of struggling with that in the ACC.”The Orange has taken 163 shots this season, which would be the lowest total since Wheddon’s first season as head coach in 2009 if the Orange fire three shots or fewer in Thursday’s game. Still, since joining the ACC, SU has scored 21 or more goals each season, scoring 24 goals in the 2013 season. SU hasn’t scored fewer than 20 goals in a season since leaving the Big East.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“In the early part of the ACC season, I don’t think we were taking enough shots,” Wheddon said. “We were trying to make things look good, and by make things look good I mean find that perfect opportunity, and we just weren’t shooting.”When SU does find opportunities to shoot, it only misses 45 percent of the time.Against No. 4 Duke on Oct. 22, senior Alana O’Neill took the ball up the field after a Blue Devil defender punted it to Syracuse’s end. She passed the ball to freshman Kate Hostage who shifted it to sophomore Opal Curless, who saw her opportunity and shot. She sent the ball over the crossbar.SU puts the ball on frame 55 percent of the time, the highest rate since Wheddon came to SU. The low number of shots and the choosiness that Wheddon mentioned in finding the “perfect opportunity” play tandem roles in SU recording it highest shot accuracy in recent years.However, the 91 shots on goal this season is the second lowest since SU put only 81 shots on goal in 2013. In that season though, the Orange scored on 14 percent of its shots as opposed to 11 percent this season.“I mean we’ve gotten better,” sophomore Taylor Bennett said. “But just as we’ve gotten better, every other team has gotten better so your opportunities are going to be slim.”Thursday’s game against Virginia Tech will pit the Orange against one of the two teams that has scored less than SU. The Hokies have put up 16 goals this season and are tied with Syracuse with the fewest assists in the ACC. If Syracuse score three or more goals, its season will fit in with the recent offensive trends.“I think every game is going to be different,” sophomore Sydney Brackett said, “and you know there’s going to be fluctuations in shots and assists, but we’re not going to really focus on the negative parts.”Brackett leads the team in shots and goals this season with 28 and five, respectively. SU will lose two of its top three shooters next season in O’Neill and Alex Lamontagne. They combined for 44 shots this season. Lamontagne is also tied with Gordon to lead in assists with two each.“I think we’ve got to take more shots,” Wheddon said, “and obviously if you’re taking more shots there’s going to be an assist somewhere. I think it all comes down to shot selection and that is something we’re going to address as we move forward.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 26, 2017 at 1:43 am Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edulast_img read more

Badger duo sits atop nation’s point leaders

first_imgJustin Schultz (left) and Mark Zengerle (right) currently boast 25 points each from seven goals and 18 assists good for the No. 1 spot in the nation.[/media-credit]With the Wisconsin men’s hockey team waffling around a 7-8-1 record with the injury bug biting hard, a bye week is a very welcome break.But junior defensemen Justin Schultz and sophomore forward Mark Zengerle could not be more ready for another game.“I would definitely want to be playing a game right now,” Schultz said. “I don’t like taking weeks off; I don’t think any one does. It kind of sucks, but it’ll heal up some guys’ injuries and get ready to go for Duluth.”Despite fielding one of the youngest teams in the league, the Badgers boast the sport’s top point scorers in Schultz and Zengerle.The two are tied for first in the nation with 25 points apiece on seven goals and 18 assists. Minnesota sophomore forward Nick Bjugstad completes the three-way tie at No. 1 with 15 goals and 10 assists as well.For the youthful squad, Schultz and Zengerle are an invaluable pair.“It speaks to their ability,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “It speaks to the load that they carry on our team. I’m sure they would much rather have our team higher in the standings than being on top because it’s a team game, but it speaks that they’re doing their part and carrying their load if not a little bit more. We need for them to keep carrying that while we get everyone else going.”While the duo lead the Badgers’ offense, both of them have an astounding 18 assists, which more than doubles their amount of goals, giving everybody the chance to score.Through 16 games this season, the two have a combined 36 assists with a team total of 96, which accounts for 37.5 percent of the assists.Zengerle has what is probably the most memorable assist of the season thus far, on a spin-o-rama, sending the puck into the slot where linemate sophomore forward Tyler Barnes knocked in the shot.The Rochester, N.Y., native simply likes to share puck.“That’s how I am as a player,” Zengerle said. “I’m always more of a passer than a shooter. … When we’re getting assists, that means someone else is scoring, so that’s good for our team.”But Eaves wants his starting center to share the puck less often and take more shots.“They’re sharers,” Eaves said. “But this year, Mark has actually shot the puck more so his goal production; he’s actually surpassed what he had last year. … It’s gotten way better. We would even do drills in practice when Mark would come in on an offensive situation. We would take his teammates away so he’d have to shoot. He’s starting to get the message.”And more than just a coach’s observations, Zengerle currently holds a 15-game point streak – a career best and the longest in UW history since 1990 – and is closing in on the program record 21-game streak set by Eaves in the 1977-78 season.While Zengerle has emerged as a top offensive threat, Schultz has continued to remind people why he’s an All-American and has led a youth-ridden Badger squad by example this season.“Just by example, he’s leading the charge,” Eaves said. “He’s maybe our mostly highly touted, respected player on our team, and he’s leading the charge on how hard we work. … He wants to get better every day, and because of that, he is the player that he is, and that makes people around him better. That, I think, is the highest compliment when you’re a player that makes people better around you. That’s a compliment not only to your skill and your work ethic, but also your character.”Unlike traditional defensemen, Schultz likes to shoot the puck – as exemplified by the fact that he was most productive defensemen in the league last year.Schultz and Zengerle have a combined 14 goals this season out of a team total of 52. The duo account for 26.9 percent of the season’s goal production, on top of the assists.But between them, their ability to see the ice and how the game unfolds is what makes them dangerous and ultimately productive on offense.“Their strength is being able to see how the game unfolds and then being able to dish the puck off,” Eaves said.“[Zengerle] can control the game when he wants; he can slow it down,” Schultz said. “It just makes him so dangerous out there, especially when I’m out there with him; I know he’s going to try and slow it down and make plays. It’s really nice to be out there with him.”The success that these two have had only shows what the Badgers are capable of and what is expected of Wisconsin hockey.“I think that’s one of the things we need to do from the start of the year and show the young guys what this program is all about and teach them along the way,” Schultz said.last_img read more