PRO-6 has new deputy chief for admin

first_imgFILE PHOTO BY IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN From the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, hereplaced Police Brigadier General Alexander Sampaga, now the chief of theHeadquarters Support Service of the Philippine National Police generalheadquarters in Camp Crame. ILOILO City – The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)has a new deputy regional director for administration (DRDA). Three weeks ago, Sampaga was promoted fromPolice Colonel to Police Brigadier General./PNcenter_img Police Colonel Patrick Villacorte formallyassumed his new assignment on March 19. Sampaga served as DRDA for less than twomonths only. He succeeded Police Brigadier General Remus Zacharias Canieso whowas given a new assignment in Camp Crame.last_img read more

Oz to take on near neighbours for Ruby world cup

first_imgThe two-time winners will go up against defending champions New Zealand on Saturday after battling to a 29-15 win over Argentina at Twickenham.last_img

2020 NFL Draft Most-watched in History

first_imgThe 2020 NFL Draft seemed to scratch a nagging sports itch for the coronavirus beleaguered country.The draft saw over 55 million total viewers over the three-day event, which set and all-time high, up 16 percent from 2019.There was an average audience of over 8.4 million viewers all three days across ABC, ESPN, NFL Network, and digital channels, which easily broke the previous high of 6.2 million viewers in 2019.On Thursday, over 15.6 million people tuned into the opening round of the draft, over 8.2 million viewers watched Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, and over 4.2 million viewers watched the final rounds on Saturday. Three of the top five markets were in Ohio with Columbus checking in at number one with Cleveland right behind at number two and Cincinnati at number five. That came as the Cincinnati Bengals selected national champion quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick and the Cleveland Browns picked players like Grant Delpit, Burrow’s teammate at LSU. Florida football fans also watched as the Miami Dolphins took Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as the fifth pick of Thursday night’s 2020 NFL Draft, and the first selection made by the Miami Dolphins.Tagovailoa,a southpaw signal caller from Honolulu’s Ewa Beach, was is the fifth quarterback in franchise history selected in the first round, brings a decorated resume to South Florida. The Buccaneers came out of the draft with help for both sides of the ball. The Bucs selected four offensive and three defensive players overall during the NFL Draft this past weekend to protect the GOAT, the team’s new quarterback Tom Brady. After taking Iowa offensive tackle Tristian Wirfs 13th overall in round one, the Bucs added Minnesota safety Antoine Winfield Jr in the second round. They also picked up two running backs including third round selection Ke’Shawn Vaughn out of Vanderbilt.It was the second straight year ESPN and the NFL partnered to present the entire draft.“I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts and collaboration of our clubs, league personnel, and our partners to conduct an efficient draft and share an unforgettable experience with millions of fans during these uncertain times,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “This draft is the latest chapter in the NFL’s storied history of lifting the spirit of America and unifying people.“In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of so many talented young men, we were pleased that this unique Draft helped shine a light on today’s true heroes – the health-care workers, first responders and countless others on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19. We are also grateful to all those who contributed to the NFL family’s fundraising efforts.”In addition to raising money, the Draft-A-Thon LIVE also paid tribute to frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic.As of Sunday, the NFL has raised over $100 million in coronavirus relief.Funds raised during the Draft-A-Thon are set to help support six national nonprofit organizations and their respective coronavirus relief efforts.last_img read more

Prep roundup: Tren helps Vikings net a victory in season opener

first_imgLakewood 207, Bellflower 253 Tyler Ono shot a 3-over-par 39 at Skylinks to lead the Lancers to a nonleague victory in the season opener for both teams. Marina 193, Downey 213 Angel Hernandez tied for the low round with a 2-over 37 in a nonleague loss at Meadowlark Golf Course. Mayfair 229, Gahr 233 Sean Sagisi (43), Eric McFaden (44) and John Logan (44) led the Monsoons to a nonleague victory at Lakewood Country Club. Gahr’s Darren Saqui shot the low round with a 39. Boys volleyball Los Alamitos 3, Costa Mesa 0 Setter Greg Kroneberger had 32 assists for the visiting Griffins in a 25-11, 25-7, 25-13 nonleague victory in their season opener. Srdjan Nadazin and Kevin Carroll each had seven kills and Carroll added 15 consecutive service points to open Game 2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! S.J. Bosco 11, Bosco Tech 7 Ryan Vilano and John Ramirez each went 3-0 in doubles to lead the Braves to victory in their season opener. Senior Kevin Tren went 3-0 in singles and juniors Timothy Yoon and River Song won their three doubles sets to lead Downey High to a 14-4 nonleague victory over Bellflower in a boys tennis match Monday. Downey plays at 3 p.m. today at home against Lakewood. center_img In doubles, the teams of Kevin Vergel de Dios and Kris Johnson and Erik Cabrera and Javier Briseno each went 2-1. Boys golf Wilson 186, S.J. Bosco 204 Senior Scott Yeakel and sophomore Max Do each shot a 36 for the winning Bruins. David Min carded a 37 for St. John Bosco (0-1). last_img read more

Mourinho ignores Lukaku goal record

first_imgIt was a criticism levelled against the Belgian international during his Everton and West Brom days, with only 15 of his 85 league goals coming against Man United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal or Spurs.However, Mourinho has been pleased with Lukaku’s form after his £75million summer move from Everton and is not concerned by the statistics.Mourinho said: “I’m not worried – 21 goals is not bad at all. I don’t measure the players’ performances the same way you do.“I have other points of analysis and I’m happy with Romelu’s performance when he doesn’t score goals.”United meet Chelsea on Sunday, with Mourinho adamant that the visit of his former club is an important match for Champions League qualification, even if the title isn’t on the line.“For the past 10-15 years, Manchester United and Chelsea, big matches, and this is one more but different circumstances because many times they were matches for the title,” he added.“This time I think we have both, us and them, to agree that’s not the case. But we play both for top-four and it’s a big game independent of what is at stake.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000United meet Chelsea on Sunday, with Mourinho adamant that the visit of his former club is an important match for Champions League qualification, even if the title isn’t on the line.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 24 – Jose Mourinho has brushed off any concerns about Romelu Lukaku’s scoring record against the Premier League’s heavyweights.Lukaku has netted 21 goals in all competitions for Manchester United this season, but none of those has come against any of the top eight teams in the Premier League.last_img read more

Villagers hold protest against speeding

first_imgMuff residents and local representatives have taken to the streets to highlight the treacherous speeding problems in the village. A protest was held in the border village last Friday to call on Gardaí and Donegal County Council to take action before disaster strikes.The short protest was organised by Sinn Féin Cllr Jack Murray and local election candidate Terry Crossan in conjunction with members of the Muff Residents Group. Speaking afterwards, Terry Crossan said: “In light of some recent near misses it had been decided at a meeting with residents that something needed to be done to bring this issue to the attention of the relevant authorities.“We believe that the Gardaí need to be more proactive in enforcing speed limits and that random speed prevention measures should be introduced by way of a deterrent”.Mr Crossan continued: “Donegal County Council also need to fast track the current plans to their road design team to review speed limits and traffic calming in the village and at other dangerous locations across South Inishowen.” He added that the group intends to carry out further protests at Quigley’s Point, Killea and Carrigans in the coming weeks.“We would ask that all concerned residents would join us in these protests before someone is seriously injured or even killed,” Mr Crossan concluded.Villagers hold protest against speeding was last modified: April 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Major reform for health care as six new regions confirmed

first_imgHealth and social care will in future be planned and delivered in six regions across the country, it was confirmed on Wednesday. Under the Government plans, the new health regions will have greater autonomy to make decisions at a local level.As part of the re-form Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Galway, Roscommon and Mayo will be known as Area F, phasing out what was previously known as CHO 1. Mr Harris said the new regional structure was key for the delivery of the Slaintecare reform programme.“This will result in clear financial and performance accountability, empower frontline staff and devolve authority from the HSE to local regions.”The Department of Health said the current operation of the HSE would continue “while a process of collaborative design” of the new regions took place over the coming months.  Major reform for health care as six new regions confirmed was last modified: July 17th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chapman, Laureano make big plays in A’s win

first_imgOAKLAND — Saturday’s A’s game saw a couple strange moments at the Coliseum: The Tampa Bay Rays intentionally walked Matt Olson to load the bases for Khris Davis, for example. (It worked, Davis struck out.) It also saw a noticeably foul ball called fair, igniting a rough third inning for starter Mike Fiers.Strange as it was, it went the A’s way 4-2. Here are three takeaways from the win.Liam Hendriks, interim closerThe A’s were up 4-2, the ninth inning about to begin.  But Blake Treinen was …last_img read more

How Texas Is Building Back Better From Hurricane Harvey

first_img What’s Wrong, and What’s Right, With Residential Building in TexasRebuilding After the HurricanesFlooding Is More Than a Coastal Problem Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: The Need for Flood Insurance ReformSeeking Higher GroundUnfolding Community Resilience Designing Houses and Communities To Be Smarter and More ResilientResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsMaking the Case for Resilient DesignBuilding for Reduced Flood Risk Leveraging local expertise to build back betterThe idea of incorporating health in all policies may sound sensible, but putting it into action after a hurricane, wildfire, or tornado strike is easier said than done. As a former emergency manager in Baltimore, I know that working conditions after disasters are fast-paced and often chaotic. Communities are under political and social pressure to recover quickly, and health may not be at the top of their agendas.Advance planning for recovery is important. And involving people who understand challenges to community health and well-being is essential. Local health departments, as well as community- and faith-based organizations, are often connected to at-risk populations. Involving these organizations in recovery planning and implementation can inform an approach that promotes community health and well-being. For example, they can identify opportunities to use recovery resources to meet pre-existing housing needs, or direct case management services to families that are already struggling. For most Americans, the one-two punch of last fall’s hurricanes is ancient history. But hard-hit communities in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean are still rebuilding.I recently traveled with public health students from the University of Washington to southeast Texas, where the impacts of Hurricane Harvey last August are still felt today. With support from the Natural Hazards Center’s Quick Response Grant Program, we wanted to understand how disaster recovery strategies can create long-term opportunities to promote healthy communities.Through interviews with local health officials, we learned how Hurricane Harvey is still affecting many residents. As we often see during natural disasters, Harvey amplified pre-existing health and social stresses and inequities.For example, greater Houston had only a paltry pre-storm supply of affordable housing. Now buyers and renters are competing to secure undamaged units. We heard about families who were living in homes with toxic mold because they couldn’t afford to leave, and concerns that rising prices would drive people out on the street or force them to move to other cities and states. However, we also saw signs that communities were using Hurricane Harvey to springboard efforts to address persistent housing problems. Building healthier post-HarveyHarvey caused $125 billion in damages, making it the second-worst storm to strike the U.S. mainland after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm flooded one-third of Houston, displacing more than 30,000 people from their homes.During our trip to Texas we saw that pre-disaster recovery planning was paying off. As an example, Fort Bend Recovers was established in Fort Bend County, which covers 885 square miles in the Houston metro area, after major flooding on Memorial Day in 2016.In Harvey’s wake, plans developed by Fort Bend Recovers created a process for organizations, including local health and social services agencies, to rapidly reconvene to respond to community needs. Together they offered case management services, staffed mental health support lines, and convened emotional support groups. Such services can help individuals affected by the floods find housing and supplies, but also connect them with solutions for longer-term problems, such as finding affordable medical care. Hurricane season 2018 is comingIn order to truly “build back better,” states and communities need to develop a plan for recovery in advance of the next disaster. Galveston County, on Texas’ Gulf Coast, is using its Hurricane Harvey recovery experience to formalize a Long Term Recovery Group that brings together the local health department and other community- and faith-based organizations to address community health needs. But we also heard about other communities that still don’t have a plan or mechanism for organizing recovery.With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Program, my research team is now reviewing state disaster recovery plans nationwide. We plan to identify whether and how states use the disaster recovery period to build back better. We hope to highlight recovery strategies that promote equitable access to affordable and safe housing, health care, and places and spaces that encourage healthy activity and foster social connections.As climate change amplifies storms, floods and other extreme weather events, U.S. communities can expect more frequent and severe natural disasters in the years to come. By recognizing and planning for opportunities to build back better, they can make themselves more resilient against the next disaster.center_img Turning disasters into opportunitiesThe default response after a major disaster is often to rebuild as quickly as possible. This typically means replicating what existed before the storm. But why not build back in a way that corrects long-standing problems?Major disasters like Hurricane Harvey often bring influxes of resources and attention to communities that are struggling with health and social challenges. In a 2015 report, the Institute of Medicine found that many communities fail to fully leverage recovery resources to address pre-existing issues, such as access to health care.The report urged communities to consider short- and long-term health impacts of their recovery decisions, known as a “health in all policies” approach to recovery. This approach recognizes that health is connected to many other issues, including transportation, social networks and housing. By thinking about the health impacts of recovery strategies, municipal leaders can rebuild in a way that promotes stronger and more resilient communities.For example, co-locating mental health professionals at sites where people are signing up for FEMA aid can help more residents get counseling and support. In the long term, decisions about land use in badly damaged neighborhoods can create spaces where people can exercise and socialize, which helps them to lead healthier and happier lives. RELATED ARTICLES Nicole Errett is a lecturer in environmental and occupational health at the University of Washington. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

Maroons nail quarters berth

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 3 teams seek breakthrough win Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “[I told Manzo] you are the scorer, so you got to make sure you are going to do the job right now,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “You can pass but make sure you think about scoring. So that’s what he did.”In the other matches, San Beda crushed Jose Rizal University, 73-57, as the Lions remained unscathed in seven games. Arnaud Noah chalked up 17 points to lead the Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual Help also stunned Ateneo, 60-59, for a 3-5 record.Nigerian Prince Eze shone with 18 points, eight rebounds and six blocks, but it was Flash Sadiwa who buried the game-winner with a nifty layup with 1:13 remaining. —CARLO ANOLIN, KRISTOFER PURNELL 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jun Manzo delivered the late heroics as University of the Philippines slipped past National University, 59-56, to advance to the quarterfinals in the Filoil Flying V Premier Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre Wednesday.NU held a 56-52 edge before UP rallied with a 7-0 blitz capped by Manzo’s dagger trey with 54.4 ticks left.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’?last_img read more