Bacolod City still requires travel passes

first_imgMeanwhile, the governor made a request to temporarily stop the return of locally stranded individuals from Cebu after the neighboring province reported a spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The city government is adopting a cautious stance in guarding the city’s Bredco and Banago ports, and the Bacolod-Silay Airport since these are the province’s main entry points, and Lacson said he understood that. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA The reopening of the borders is expected to commence tomorrow as the region downgrades to the “new normal.” Previously, it was agreed by the governors in Western Visayas to reopen their borders, particularly inter-island travel. In an interview over RMN DYHB-Bacolod over the weekend, Lacson said the provincial government will follow the protocols this city would impose. However, Lacson pointed out the province will still continue to implement the earlier proposed health protocols. Those arriving will undergo tests, and will be required to undergo home quarantine. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental said he respects the decision of the Bacolod City inter-agency task force against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to require people intending to go to Iloilo – and people from Iloilo wanting to enter this city – to first secure travel passes. At least one family is believed to be stranded in Toledo, Cebu and is awaiting permission from both the provincial governments of Negros Occidental and Cebu to allow them to cross to San Carlos City./PNlast_img read more


first_imgDoon Fort in ArdaraDonegal’s Doon Fort is one of five monuments successful in Ireland’s first-ever Adopt a Monument national competition. More than 90 community groups around the country applied to adopt a monument through the scheme, which has been organised by the Heritage Council in conjunction with Abarta Heritage to support public access to Ireland’s archeological monumentsThe five successful monuments are: · Doon Fort, Ardara, Co Donegal· Church of the Rath, Killeshandra, Co Cavan· Gallowshill medieval fort, Dungarvan and Round Hill, Lismore, Co Waterford· Baravore crusher building, Glenmalure, Co Wicklow · Ballintleva Handball Alley, Co RoscommonDoon Fort is spectacularly sited on a small island in the middle of Loughadoon, just outside the picturesque village of Ardara in County Donegal.The site is a large drystone fort, similar to the Grianan of Aileach, and is likely to date to the early medieval period.The local community wants to avail of the technical expertise offered through the scheme to help record the site, manage the vegetation growth, stabilise the walls and to create safer and more sustainable access to the site for visitors.Paula Harvey of the Ardara Heritage and History Group said they are delighted that Doon Fort has been selected on The Heritage Council’s ‘Adopt a Monument’ scheme for 2016. “By doing so, this ‘jewel in Donegal’s crown’ has been given the recognition it rightfully deserves. Being part of the scheme puts this Western Stone Fort… located along the Wild Atlantic Way, firmly in its cultural context. It now means that the damage being caused to the monument by an ever-increasing growth of ivy covering the drystone fortification can be addressed.Rowing to see Doon Fort“Restoration of the collapse of part of the wall structure is becoming a reality, as is improved access to this hidden inland island fort. My thanks to all of the group who helped with the submission to The Heritage Council. We look forward with enthusiasm to working with Roisin Burke and her team of experts”.According to Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation at the Heritage Council, “Around every corner in Ireland you can discover an echo of the past. The five monuments selected in the Adopt a Monument scheme demonstrate the rich tapestry of heritage that we live alongside in Ireland”.Mr. Doyle said: “We know that the public has a great interest in archaeology and, through this scheme, we want to provide opportunities to support public access to the often hidden world of archaeology. For the five successful monuments, the scheme has the potential to ensure ongoing maintenance and care, greater protection through increased civic value, and much higher standards of interpretation and understanding. I want to extend my congratulations to the community groups involved, and to encourage the public to visit the monuments in their region in 2016”. DONEGAL MONUMENT AMONG TOP FIVE IN IRELAND was last modified: March 10th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)Tags:ArdaraDoon Fortlast_img read more

Roma confirm signing of Liverpool and Spurs target

first_img REVEALED RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star L’#ASRoma conferma di aver trovato un accordo di massima con il Bordeaux per il trasferimento del calciatore Malcom. L’operazione sarà ratificata in seguito al buon esito delle visite mediche— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 23, 2018 Latest Transfer News LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Roma were left with plenty of cash to spend after selling Alisson to Liverpool for over £60m last week and made Malcom a top priority.The side announced the signing on Monday with a brief statement which read:“Confirmation of having found a rough deal with Bordeaux for the transfer of the footballer Malcom.“The transaction will be ratified as a result of the successful medical visits.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets moving on Malcom netted 12 times in Ligue 1 last season targets TOP WORK 1 AS Roma and Bordeaux have confirmed that a fee has been agreed for the transfer of 21-year-old Malcom to the Italian capital.Despite interest from Liverpool, Tottenham – who the Serie A side play in a pre-season friendly – and Everton among a host of other European sides, I Giallorossi have emerged victorious in the race for the Brazilian’s signature. three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signinglast_img read more

The Saints v Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why some rookies are starting, others sitting in final weeks for the Giants

first_imgMILWAUKEE–With an expanded September roster that now includes 32 players, the Giants have the ability to roll out a lineup that includes six position players age 25 or younger.Manager Bruce Bochy hasn’t ruled out the option of starting all of his rookies in the same game, but he has yet to do so.Even though the Giants are out of the playoff hunt and using September as an opportunity to evaluate their young talent, Bochy says the club has an obligation to try to win as many games as possible.A …last_img read more

SA, Ireland seek closer economic ties

first_img19 November 2012 Ireland views Africa as a future economic giant, and South Africa as a key gateway to the continent, visiting Irish Trade and Development Minister Joe Costello told journalists in Cape Town on Thursday. Costello last week led the largest ever Irish trade mission – a group of 57 business leaders – to South Africa. Speaking at a joint media briefing with South African Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman, Costello said Ireland wanted to improve economic, investment and social ties with South Africa. He said that the overall Irish economic investment in South Africa was substantial. Presently, 180 Irish companies were doing business in South Africa. Last year, 25 000 Irish tourists arrived in South Africa. “Yesterday I announced a R500-million investment by an Irish company in wind and solar farms, as well as an investment in Vodacom. We want to see investment as a two-way process,” Costello added. Earlier, Costello and Fransman held talks under the auspices of the South African-Ireland Partnership Forum, established in 2004 to stimulate meaningful cooperation between the two countries. Fransman said South Africa believed its partnership with Ireland should be to the advantage of itself, the Southern African Development Community, as well as Africa. South Africa, he said, would engage Ireland on energy and climate change, a phenomenon that would no doubt affect agriculture in Africa. Earlier last week, Ireland gained a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. “We will reflect with Ireland on some of the difficult challenges facing the world. Your seat will advance the interest of human rights in the world,” said Fransman. South Africa also congratulated Ireland on its forthcoming assumption of the European Union (EU) presidency in January. The two ministers agreed that the challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment remained acute in South Africa. They were also concerned about the food crisis in Lesotho and its potential to cause a humanitarian crisis, and committed to helping Lesotho ease its food crisis. Ireland will also be assisting South Africa with a skills development programme, which will include the establishment of a fellowship programme to help South Africans who want to conduct post-graduate studies in Ireland. Source: read more

Promoting Constitutional Awareness with Play Your Part Ambassador Sihle Ndaba

first_imgOne of Brand South Africa’s domestic campaigns is the promotion of constitutional awareness, especially targeted at the youth. As such last week Brand South Africa visited Katleho Mpumelelo High School, in the far South of Johannesburg to share information on constitutional awareness. Accompanied by Play Your Part Ambassador, Sihle Ndaba, a multitalented, activist and actress,  who gave great emphasis on the importance of young people knowing their rights and understanding what the country’s constitution has to offer.           “The Constitution is the supreme law of our country – that is why it is essential that we all familiarise ourselves with its contents. It’s our goal that young people know and exercise these rights”, said Sihle in her welcome address to the learners.          The activation was an opportunity to engage learners on what the 16 days of activism campaign is all about and how learners need to  speak up against any form of abuse or violence whether  at home or at school so that they can get help. This is their constitutional right.“These kinds of activations are very important especially towards the festive season to motivate young people to understand their rights and taking care of each other. We are all aware of the social ills that young people face and this was to say to them they are not alone, they have the constitution on their side but everyone has to play their part and be willing to help,”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager Ms Toni Gumede.Follow @PlayYourPartSA #Inspiredbymyconstitution #GetInvolved  to find out which school will be next and also share your thoughts.About Play Your Part:Play Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.last_img read more

Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFranz Pumaren’s role as concurrent head coach for Globalport and Adamson has been a source of confusion for some discerning fans.In the past, a head coach in the PBA is not allowed to hold the same post in the collegiate level at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT But the PBA Board of Governors is apparently leaning toward allowing coaches to hold concurrent head coaching positions in the pro and varsity level, though it has not been made official.“It has been previously tackled by the Board before the season started, but they have yet to discuss it again,” said PBA media bureau chief Willie MarcialFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFor UAAP’s part, it doesn’t have a rule prohibiting Pumaren from splitting time between the two teams, according to UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag.“It depends on the school. If they’re willing to let the coach divide his time equally, it’s an internal issue. We’re not here to second guess the wisdom of the administration on who they want as the coach,” said Saguisag. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH PLAY LIST 01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH01:37UAAP SEASON 80: Adamson Soaring Falcons00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ TNT KaTropa turn emotional as ‘brother’ Ranidel moves on after 9 years Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Pumaren opened his second season at the helm for Adamson on Saturday, where the Soaring Falcons fell to Ateneo, 85-65 in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80.He is still manning the sidelines for GlobalPort, which sits idle with a 3-5 slate in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Marcial said the PBA Board will meet again for a final decision on the Pumaren’s case. Until then, there seems to be no immediate problem with Pumaren wearing two hats.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Knicks know they face tough task in moving on after Anthony

first_imgMOST READ View comments And that’s not just during the games.Anthony was the one who faced the toughest questions from reporters while other teammates could quickly escape as the losses mounted. And he was the one willing to speak up about social issues, around the country or in his homes in New York or Baltimore.The Knicks acknowledged that side of Anthony on Monday, donating $100,000 to his relief efforts in Puerto Rico, his father’s hurricane-devastated homeland the Knicks had visited with him a few years ago.The team believed Anthony would be with them Monday until just a few days ago. They hadn’t been able to find a trade that suited the franchise or player, and on Friday said they planned for him to be there when training camp opened.But discussions with the Thunder moved quickly that night and into Saturday morning, and by the afternoon New York had agreed to the trade that brought Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick to New York.ADVERTISEMENT “He had made his sentiments known, as had we, and if there was something that made sense, we were going to move forward without him,” general manager Scott Perry said. “If it didn’t we were going to move forward with him, and this just happened to make enough sense to move forward without him.”Porzingis hoped Anthony would remain in New York, though understood why the move to Oklahoma City was better for someone he called a mentor and big brother. Kanter also believes the change of scenery will benefit the 33-year-old All-Star, who thanked the organization and city in an essay on his website.“I think he’s going to do a lot of good things in Oklahoma City, and there’s not much distractions,” Kanter said. “It’s a smaller city of course, you can focus on basketball. I think that’s what he needed. He can focus on basketball and just go out there and do his thing.”Kanter was giving a basketball clinic for orphans in Oklahoma City when he learned of the deal and has been beaming ever since about the move to a big city — one with plenty of Turkish restaurants — after the native of Turkey previously played for Utah and the Thunder.He played in some pickup games this summer with Anthony, who would have still been the Knicks’ best offensive weapon if he remained. It appears that will now be Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia who will be entering his third season.He spent the summer back home, leading the national team in the European championships and didn’t return to New York until Sunday, the day Anthony arrived in Oklahoma City.Porzingis wouldn’t address his decision to skip his exit meeting with Knicks management before leaving. He only wanted to discuss the team to which he returned — the one that’s now his.“The past is the past and I don’t want to talk about that no more,” Porzingis said. “Let’s talk about the next season. I’m just excited to be here.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo leads PBA Governors’ Cup BPC race; Durham top import BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFPGREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony was the Knicks’ leading scorer, the one who made things easier for his teammates.He was also the voice of the franchise, often eager to use his fame and fortune for good.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa So the Knicks know they are facing a tough task in moving on without him — on and off the court.The Knicks completed the trade with Oklahoma City on Monday that sent Anthony to the Thunder and made Kristaps Porzingis the new main man in Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Obviously he took a lot of pressure off of everybody. We’ve got to understand that,” Porzingis said.“He was always the No. 1 focal point for the other team and I realize that. And now I’m going to be one of those guys that the other team is going to focus on. That’s going to make things more difficult for me, so it’s going to be different. It’s going to be way different. He draws so much attention and there might be more attention on me. So I have to be ready for that.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Godfrey Okumu on Lady Maroons tailspin: I believe we still have a fight in us

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines is in a tailspin, losing two straight in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Robles and Lacsina had 17 and 16 points, respectively, while Nierva was an impenetrable defensive force with 26 excellent digs and 29 successful receptions.Nierva’s tally of 29 successful receptions was three more than what the Lady Maroons collectively had.“We had the fourth set and the fifth set but that just didn’t happen, we just lost it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PBA D-League: Wangs pounds Marinerong Pilipino for 2nd win MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief UP’s loss to the Lady Bulldogs, however, stung harder than anything Okumu has seen this season.The Lady Maroons already held a 14-10 lead in the fifth set, needing just one more good ball to end the affair but NU had other plans and went on a mind-boggling 7-1 run to steal the win.“We’re no longer a team in progress, we’re a team that is strong and a power to be reckoned with, but things do not go as we had planned,” said Okumu.UP has a roster that boasts a veteran core of Ayel Estrañero, Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Maristela Layug, and Justine Dorog but that experience faltered against the grit of NU’s youngsters.Rookies Jennifer Nierva, Ivy Lacsina, and Princess Robles pulled the rug from underneath the Lady Maroons’ feet.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Maroons, who dropped to 3-3, are still in the fifth spot of the standings but University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, and Far Eastern University are all ahead with an identical record of 4-2.Still, head coach Godfrey Okumu has an unabashed positivity and he vowed that UP will bounce back after their horrendous five-set loss to National University, 25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We will. We will. We will,” said Okumu on his team’s chances of recovering from their slump Wednesday. “I believe we still have a fight in us.”The Lady Maroons once shared the top spot with Ateneo just two games prior but their loss to the Lady Eagles and to the Lady Bulldogs saw them drop marginally in the ladder. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more