San Carlos gets ASEAN ‘Clean Tourist City’ award

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSan Carlos City has also been arecipient of other international recognitions, such as the ASEAN’s 50 LandmarkCities and Environmentally Sustainable Cities, and Top 100 SustainableDestinations. “We are continuing our community-basedefforts aimed at providing livelihood opportunities to the locals while at thesame time involving them in environment protection and conservation measures,”she added. The ACTS aims to provide member-countrieswith a tool that would improve the quality of tourism in their cities andincrease their marketing competitiveness, while improving the situation oflocal residents and their livelihood by alleviating poverty. San Carlos will join two other citiesfrom the Philippines – the Iloilo and Baguio – as ASEAN Clean Tourist Cityawardees.      The San Carlos City in Negros Occidental receives the Association of Southeast Asian Nations “Clean Tourist City” award for the second time – a recognition valid from 2020 to 2022. It will join two other cities from the Philippines – the Iloilo and Baguio. DYPR NEGROS CHRONICLES TIMES/WRITERS EDGE The awards ceremony will be held atThe Empire Hotel and Country Club, Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei Darussalam onJan. 16, 2020. (With a report from PNA/PN) Saballa said the city complied withthe indicators set by the ASEAN City Tourism Standard (ACTS), such asenvironmental protection and management, waste management, health, urban safetyand security, and tourism infrastructures and programs. The northern Negros city, which firstreceived the award in 2017, was among the Southeast Asian cities recognized forhaving endeavored to beautify their public areas, improve the environment andsanitation, enhance urban spaces, and promote man-made and natural attractions. Jennifer Saballa, officer-in-charge ofthe San Carlos City Tourism office, said on Wednesday the achievement showedvarious initiatives of the city government to promote sustainable tourismdevelopment. Closed-circuit television cameras wereinstalled around the city starting last year to meet the safety and securityindicator.  “The city is again honored to receivethe international award, which is a product of the strong support of the localgovernment. We hope to sustain the efforts and look forward to more initiativesgeared towards ensuring sustainability,” Saballa added. BACOLOD City – The San Carlos City inNegros Occidental received the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)“Clean Tourist City” award for the second time, a recognition valid from 2020to 2022. Saballa said they are focusing ontourism development areas as part of the conservation efforts for naturalattractions and destinations in the city. last_img read more

Two Injured After Wednesday Car Accident

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTwo people were hospitalized Wednesday after a single vehicle accident on State Road 101 near Fox Run Road.Franklin County Deputies responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. following a crash involving a 2012 Kia Sedona.36-year-old Jason Fletcher was operating the vehicle that traveling north on S.R. 101. According to crash investigators, the car went off the west side of the roadway and over a steep embankment.Fletcher was transported by Air Care to University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio for treatment of back injuries.A 21-year-old female passenger in the vehicle was sent to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford for treatment.Police say Fletcher told them that he “blacked out” prior to going off the roadway.last_img read more

Pagenaud Wins 3rd Consecutive Race

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgPagenaud wins 2016 Grand Prix of Indianapolis(Photo by: Brent Lee)INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Simon Pagenaud continues his dominance of the 2016 IndyCar Season with his taking of the checkered flag at today’s Grand Prix of IndianapolisRounding out the podium were Helio Castroneves in 2nd and James Hinchcliffe in 3rd. On coming in second to his teammate, Castroneves said, “Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug.” He credited Lady Luck with getting him to second place, a finish he wasn’t sure his car had in it when starting the race.This was the 3rd Annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The course is a 2.439 miles, 14-turn road course. A total of 82 laps were run, equating to 200 miles. There were only two cautions issued, the first being at the start leading into Turn 1, which continues to prove to be treacherous, and dare we say, “cursed?” That crash not only took veteran driver, Tony Kanaan, out of the race, but also damaged the #11 car of Sebastien Bourdais. Bourdais’ team was able to get his car back onto the track some time later. His car was then the cause of the 2nd caution later in the race, when it stalled — ending Bourdais’ race.The race saw Simon Pagenaud, Charlie Kimball, Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves, Rookie Connor Daly, and Juan Pablo Montoya as race leaders. Pagenaud led the race from the start, until pitting on Lap 22. He regained the lead on lap 26, and again on lap 62, never relinquishing it.On heading into gearing up for the 100th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, Pagenaud said, “I think going into the biggest race of the year… having the knowledge that we have the confidence is a huge advantage, and maybe an unfair one.”last_img read more

David Elliott

September 24, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDavid Elliott, 49, of Hanover passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Res-Care in Hanover, Indiana.  David was born Thursday, November 28, 1968 in Batesville, Indiana the son of Dale and the late Linda (Natali) Elliott.  He was a member of the Dearborn Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting hats.David is survived by his father Dale, brothers: Doug Elliott of Versailles and Ryan (Jessica) Elliott of Texas; sister Angie Craigmile of Dillsboro, Aunt Linda Natali of Ohio, Uncle Mike Natali of Florida, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother.A memorial service to celebrate the life of David will be 12 Noon Saturday, October 27, at Dearborn Baptist Church, 9638 Hwy. 48, Aurora, 47001 with Pastor Darrell Sparks officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember David 10 AM – 12 Noon Saturday also at the church. Memorials may be given in honor of David to the Dearborn Baptist Church.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, (812) 432-5480.  You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Fletcher on the road back

September 21, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgManchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has taken a big step forward in his recovery from a debilitating bowel condition, manager David Moyes has said. Press Association Fletcher last played for the first team on Boxing Day last year. Moyes said: “I think with the nature of his illness, everyone should be hoping he comes back. “It is the sort of thing that, whatever walk of life you are in, you want to see people make recoveries from illness or other things that are wrong with them. “Darren has shown that with the right medical treatment, by looking after yourself and doing the right training you can get back to where you were.” Two players back in the first-team picture are experienced centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic. The pair have both had fitness issues but played together for the first time since the infamous derby loss to Manchester City in September in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Norwich. They could now both feature against Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Barclays Premier League this weekend. Moyes said: “I think they are both very close. They played against Premier League opposition in midweek, they both played 90 minutes. “I can’t see any reason why they wouldn’t be ready to be selected or be involved.” England international Danny Welbeck will not be involved in London as he continues his recovery from a knee problem. Moyes said: “Danny Welbeck has had a bit of fluid on his knee. “He has trained a few days this week and he is certainly getting much closer to match fitness but he will not travel this weekend.” But Moyes insists the Scotland international will not be rushed as he eases back into a routine of training and playing. Fletcher made his first appearance for United at any level in 10 months on Monday as he played 67 minutes for the under-21s against Fulham at Salford. The 29-year-old has featured little since being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in December 2011. He did return to make 10 appearances for United, as well as three for Scotland, last season but his comeback was put on hold as he underwent surgery in January. Moyes said: “It is great to get Darren back. “It was the first time he pulled on a jersey in a competitive reserve league game (since the operation) and we’re really pleased. “We will bring him along, his training is coming along well, but we don’t want to do anything that might give him a setback. “It is a sort of steady, slow grind for him just now. “But we are pleased and hope to involve him in the upcoming reserve games in the weeks to come, if he continues to do as well as he is doing now.” Moyes has sensed a strong desire within the game to see Fletcher, a former United trainee, back in action soon. last_img read more

Sherwood offers aspiring boss hope

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Sherwood wrote Charlie a letter congratulating him on his credentials, despite missing out on the job. He wrote: “From your letter it is clear to see that you would indeed be an ideal candidate for the job due to your knowledge of the game – and your very capable backroom staff, of course! “Hopefully you’re not too disappointed at missing out and I’m informed that I just managed to pip you to the post so you were very close to being offered the job. “Our chief executive Tom Fox has informed me that the club would like your permission to keep the letter on file ‘just in case’ – although I’m hoping I will be successful at this great football club. “I will certainly be aiming to make you and all the other supporters happy. “In terms of your football career, I want to wish Norton Lindsey every success this season. Well done on being appointed captain. I was a captain during my own playing career – it’s a special honour.” Sherwood has guided Villa six points above the relegation zone in the Barclays Premier League after Saturday’s 1-0 win at former club Tottenham and taken them to Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool. Charlie had written to chief executive Tom Fox after Lambert was sacked with Villa in the relegation zone earlier this year. Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has offered encouragement to a six-year-old fan he beat to the job. Press Association He wrote: “I would appoint my mum and dad as assistant managers so they can drive me to the training ground each day. My mum is also very good at making bacon sandwiches for the players if that helps.” Charlie told the club’s official site: “I never expected a letter from the manager but I was absolutely delighted to get one. “What he wrote was brilliant – it meant a lot to me. Even the stuff about congratulating me on being a captain was really special.” Charlie Pye, from Leamington Spa, applied for the Villa hotseat after Paul Lambert was sacked in February. The Villa fan wanted a chocolate bar as a win bonus and would have agreed terms for a signed claret and blue football, a WWE wrestling figure and some sweets. last_img read more

5-run penalty for saliva use to shine the ball: International Cricket Council

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgDUBAI: The International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced some interim changes to playing regulations of the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to a statement released by the ICC, these changes include the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball. Ban on applying saliva to the ball: Players will not be permitted to use saliva to shine the ball. If a player does apply saliva to the ball, the umpires will manage the situation with some leniency during an initial period of adjustment for the players, but subsequent instances will result in the team receiving a warning. A team can be issued up to two warnings per innings but repeated use of saliva on the ball will result in a 5-run penalty to the batting side. Whenever saliva is applied to the ball, the umpires will be instructed to clean the ball before play recommences. Agencies Also Watch: OIL Authorities Say Efforts on To Control the Firelast_img read more

UW grapples NIU in Big Ten tune-up

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe No. 10 Wisconsin wrestling team will be on the road onceagain this weekend as it heads to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete against No. 23Northern Iowa Saturday.The dual will be the first of the season for the Panthers,while the Badgers come in with a 4-0 record. Still, keeping NIU’s ranking inmind, head coach Barry Davis knows not to take this weekend’s match lightly.”UNI’s got a good coach in Brad Penrith,” Davis said. “Hisguys will be ready. This will be a big match for them, down at UNI. We’ve justgot to be ready.”Wisconsin enters the dual with seven wrestlers ranked in thetop 20 nationally of their respective weight classes. Among the notables areNo. 3 Craig Henning at 157 pounds, No. 4 Dallas Herbst at 197 pounds and No. 11Kyle Massey, who wrestles in the heavyweight division.NorthernIowa has three ranked grapplers of its own, asC.J. Ettelson is ranked No. 10 at 141 pounds,Moza Fay is No. 5 at 165 pounds andAlex Dolly is No. 16 at 174 pounds.”The thing withNorthern Iowa is they always wrestle us tough,” Massey said. “We’re one oftheir featured matches every year. So they’re always coming out, raring to goand ready to bring their best game against us.”Wisconsin is comingoff an impressive showing last weekend at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas.The Badgers finished fifth out of 50 teams competing, scoring 107.5 teampoints. Three of the top five teams at the invite came from the Big Ten, withMichigan taking the title and Ohio State placing third. Herbst improved hisseason record to 13-0 while taking the individual title at 197 pounds. Henningand Massey also finished well, taking third in their respective weight classes.”I think I wrestledwell,” Herbst said of his first-place performance. “Friday, I wasn’t feelinggood. I wrestled well, but I was still feeling tight, not really lose like Icould have been. But going into Saturday I just felt really good. On the mat, Ifelt prepared and ready to be there.”This year will be the 36th meeting of the two teams.Wisconsin leads the overall series 19-16-1. Last year, the Panthers came intothe Field House expecting to win, only to leave empty handed with a 24-10 lossas the Badgers took seven of the 10 matches.Once the Badgers return home late Saturday night, they havea short turnaround as they head to Ohio State Monday for their Big Ten opener.Despite the fact the core of the Big Ten season is still a month and a halfaway, Massey knows that this team builds off the little successes that occuralong the way.”We had some prettysuccessful guys this weekend, but we always have kind of wrestled a little bitbetter when we’re heading into a dual meet,” Massey said.”It’s going to benice to kind of change pace back into our dual meet team and get back into theflow of building off of each other matches because that’s when we’re at ourbest.”last_img read more

Students discuss usefulness of marijuana legalization

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe results of a Pew Research Center study released April 4 showed that the majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, but students and experts expressed a wide range of reactions to the poll.Of the 1,501 American adults polled from March 13-17, 52 percent of respondents said they supported the legalization of marijuana while 45 percent said it should not be legalized.The results highlights the fact that in the last 50 years, public opinion on the legalization of marijuana has shifted dramatically — a 1969 Gallup survey concluded that 12 percent of Americans favored the legalization while 84 percent did not support its legalization.Recently, several states have made significant tangible strides in marijuana policy. In the November 2012 election, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized the use of marijuana through a majority vote. These new initiatives allow for individuals over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.With the Pew poll revealing that 65 percent of millennials support legalization, many students said they were not surprised by the shifting acceptance of marijuana. Janelle Bongiovanni, a junior majoring in public relations, said that the changing mindsets of younger generations toward legalization contribute to this dynamic shift.“I think that it isn’t surprising at all,” Bongiovanni said. “In today’s society, it seems to be more accepted than it has been in the past, especially here in California.”Ben Surbrook, a sophomore double majoring in East Asian languages and cultures and international relations, agreed with Bongiovanni, saying that the statistics follow a trend that has been developing for some time.“The poll doesn’t really surprise me at all,” Surbrook said. “It seems like that’s the direction America is heading in.”Studies have shown that legalizing marijuana could be a boon for cash-strapped states, who could regulate marijuana to create more revenue.Hans Ecke, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, said legalization’s financial benefits were appealing.“I’m indifferent about it because it’s not going to change the accessibility [of marijuana],” Ecke said. “I’m kind of for legalization so California can tax and make some money off of it.”Some students said they support the legalization of marijuana simply from a policy standpoint. Mica Biton, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said that marijuana’s illegality can often make it more alluring.“I’m for [the legalization of marijuana],” Biton said, “simply, because with anything that is illegal, there’s going to be more efforts to get it than not.”And Julie Michaelk, a freshman majoring in theater, was among some students that cited marijuana’s medicinal benefits as a big reason to legalize it.“People are already doing it and there are medical purposes. I have seen the effects it can have on people in need and it’s beneficial,” Michaelk said.Though many students supported legalization and the survey seems to show a high probability of marijuana becoming legal in the near future, recent history, at least in California, suggests otherwise.In the November 2012 election, a majority of California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have legalized possession marijuana. It was defeated with about 54 percent of the vote.And some experts continue to express concerns about marijuana use. Professor and founding chair in the Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy in the School of Pharmacy Joel W. Hay, for one, said he was not enthusiastic about the recreational use of marijuana in college.“The sad thing is that young people suffer much worse outcomes,” Hay said. “Their brains are much more susceptible. The medical evidence is that they become addicted at much higher rates than older people. They are much more susceptible to the bad mental health outcomes.”And for Hay, the purported negative effects of marijuana outweigh its positive impacts on society.“Marijuana is essentially decriminalized — it’s less serious in terms of criminal penalties than a traffic ticket, so there aren’t any legal enforcement issues in this state,” Hay said. “Thousands of people are dying in marijuana related traffic accidents, other injuries and accidents. The downsides are enormous, the benefits are trivial.”But as support for legalization continues to grow at record rates, it’s uncertain whether the downsides of marijuana use will be enough to convince the majority to maintain the federal government’s prohibition on pot.last_img read more

Corpus Callosum hosts final showcase of semester

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgPedal to the metal · A bike-powered phone charger was one of seven student projects featured at the Corpus Callosum final showing which took place Wednesday evening in the Annenberg Innovation Lab. – Hawken Miller | Daily TrojanUSC Corpus Callosum, a Viterbi School of Engineering student organization that creates projects that combine art and technology, hosted its final showing Wednesday night at the Annenberg Innovation Lab.Corpus Callosum’s showcase featured seven projects from students whose majors range from mechanical engineering to sculpture. These projects included a phone charging station powered by bicycle, a LED wearable heart rate monitor, a spherical hologram, a video game powered by sound, a feedback system for plants and a brain shaped enclosure that represented both the right and left sides of the brain.“The first project outside is a geodescent dome model of the brain,” said Linda Xu, events director for Corpus Callosum. “They have these laser lights that they bought online that will project into the left hemisphere of the brain, and it looks very ordered because when you look at it the left hemisphere represents your logical thinking.”On the other side, students created a more artistic interpretation of the brain by bouncing the lasers off of a reflective surface.“The right side of your brain is creativity and inventiveness,” Xu said. “So they reflected the lasers onto this aluminum sheet so that when it reflects it is kind of disorganized.”The diversity of students’ backgrounds and majors represented the vision of the organization to bring art and technology together. It especially reflected the principles of its two founding members — twin alumni Jon and Brendan Dugan.“We are a club that uses science, technology, engineering and math to make art,” said Lili Lash-Rosenberg, president of Corpus Callosum. “The two students who founded it are two twins, one was a major in mechanical engineering and the other was a major in fine arts.”After seeing the gap between the fields of engineering and art, the Dugan twins decided that a change needed to be made.“They noticed that there was a big gap between their two fields and there are actually a lot of similarities between the two,” Lash-Rosenberg said. “In both of them you use what you’ve learned about the world and trial and error and a lot of different testing to create something new.”Corpus Callosum reflected these founding principles across each project by basing its ideas off an artistic thesis. One project that especially adhered to these principles was the display of the video game that uses sound input for play.“Our idea was started just with the idea of something audiovisual,” said Zach Lower, a sophomore majoring in computer science and business administration. “What we landed on was a game that used entirely sound as its input.”The project creators hope to continue to make their designs more streamlined and applicable. The Bio Pet project hopes to combine both technology and botany to monitor life information of potted plants to better inform owners of care.“We wanted to give a plant an extra voice to communicate with humans,” said Kevin Prabhakar, a freshman majoring in business administration. “We will hook up a moisture sensor and photoresistor into it, and it will give you readings on how much sunlight is available or how much water is available.”Bio Pet’s goal is to use social media platforms to show the status of the plant to users real time. The plant will essentially talk to the user, asking for more water or light.“The next steps are to make it send you a tweet or a text message,” Prabhakar said. “The eventual goal is you can have it outside, hook up a plant to it and, once you find out all the different values, it will send you a tweet every time it needs something.Part of the draw of the club comes from the fact that it allows students to explore an interdisciplinary approach between completely different majors.“The club encourages students to think about what’s feasible and then change the design based on what you can actually do in the time that you have as well as the resources,” Lash-Rosenberg said. “It is also important for students to be able to use those skills and work with people of all majors to combine and collaborate to make a product.”last_img read more