Man nabbed for ‘illegal possession of firearm’

first_imgResident Joel Lipalim was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant around 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, a police reportshowed. ILOILO City – Charged with illegalpossession of firearm, a man was arrested in Barangay Patlabawon, Patnongon,Antique. The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Patnongon municipal police station.center_img The court recommended a P40,000 bailbond for Lipalim’s temporary liberty./PNlast_img

DOH: 8 ‘close contacts’ of Chinese couple with nCoV show flu-like symptoms

first_img“The eight patients were given advice on home quarantine. This will involve isolation inside their house. They are not allowed to interact with their families,” says Department of Health Epidemiology Bureau head Dr. Ferchito Avelino. ABS-CBN NEWS The Philippines has recorded two confirmed cases of coronavirus from two Chinese nationals who visited the country on January 21. One of them, a 44-year-old man, died on Saturday, marking the first reported death due to the virus outside of China./PN Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau head Dr. Ferchito Avelino said Monday the eight patients are among the 74 “close contacts” of the Chinese couple already accounted for by local health officials. According to Avelino, the eight patients, who exhibited cough and colds, are being closely monitored and they were among the 80 persons under investigation currently being watched by the health authorities. “They were given advice on home quarantine. This will involve isolation inside their house. They are not allowed to interact with their families,” Avelino said.center_img DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said in a separate press conference that 67 of the patients under investigation (PUI) are still confined and isolated in various hospitals around the country, while 10 have already been discharged. ILOILO City – Eight persons who have close contacts with the Chinese couple who tested positive to then novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) have shown flu-like symptoms. He added that 30 of the PUIs tested negative for the respiratory illness, but remain under strict monitoring. Results of 48 samples meanwhile remain pending.last_img read more

PH virus’ casualties jump to 5 – DOH

first_imgTwo were admitted at Ortigas Hospitaland Health Care Center and one each at Makati Medical Center, Cardinal SantosMedical Center, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center,Marikina Valley Medical Center, and Bataan St. Joseph Hospital and MedicalCenter. The country’s first casualty toCOVID-19 was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan City, China, while the seconddeath was a 67-year-old Filipino woman admitted at the Manila Doctors Hospital. COVID-19, now considered by the WorldHealth Organization as a pandemic, has infected more than 126,000 people in 114different countries including China. More than 4,600 persons were killedworldwide by the disease as of Thursday. Patient 6 “suddenly experienceddifficulty of breathing and was intubated” on Wednesday. She died later thatday due to acute respiratory distress syndrome made worse by pneumoniasecondary to COVID-19. Four of the patients were Filipinos,while the remaining eight’s nationalities were still being validated. The fifth casualty was Patient 37 whowas admitted on March 6 at the Philippine Heart Center after experiencingsymptoms of COVID-19 on Feb. 28. He died on Thursday afternoon due to acuterespiratory failure. The DOH and deployed surveillanceteams, in cooperation with concerned local government units, were now conductinginformation-gathering and contact tracing on the new cases./PNcenter_img MANILA – The number of deaths due tocoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Philippines increased to five. The Department of Health (DOH) saidone of the latest casualties was Patient 6 who was admitted at Cardinal SantosMedical Center on March 5 before being transferred to the Research Institutefor Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City. Meanwhile, of the 12 additionalCOVID-19 cases, three were confined at the Medical City and two at St. Luke’sMedical Center-Global City. DOH also said last night there were 12new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 64. Patient 6’s husband, Patient 5, passedaway on Thursday afternoon last week for the same reasons. Just like his wife,Patient 5 was diabetic and hypertensive.last_img read more

ALL RESIDENTS OF GUIMBAL ‘PUMs’: DOH cites local COVID-19 transmission

first_imgSheadded: “Depende ina (lockdown) sa local chief executive, and thegovernor must first confer with the Department of Social Welfare andDevelopment and Department of Labor and Employment, among others, to address theafter-effects of a lockdown.”/PN Accordingto Director Marlyn Convocar, the first Guimbal resident – a 59-year-old male – totest positive for COVID-19 and became the region’s Patient No. 2 apparentlyinfected his househelp, a 51-year-old woman (now the region’s Patient No. 18). Accordingto Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH-6’s Public Health Program Development, theytook their cue from DOH central office. After local transmissions wereconfirmed in Metro Manila, people there were considered PUMs as a precautionarymeasure. Sheurged Guimbalanons experiencing sore throat, fever and cough, among others, toseek help from the rural health unit of the municipality or any health facilitythere such as the Rep. Pedro Trono Memorial District Hospital. “Thesame should be observed in Guimbal,” said Reyes. “Kon may sintomas sang respiratory illness, puede mahambal nga  patient under investigation (PUI) na sia. Our recommendation basta PUM, dapat home quarantine gid,”said Reyes. “Amo na ang gusto naton tan-awon through contact tracing andmonitoring of PUMs and possible PUIs saGuimbal,” said Reyes.  Thesedroplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people thencatch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes,nose or mouth. The14-day quarantine for PUMs is “automatic”, according to DOH-6. “Na-inform na namon si Governor (Arthur Defensor Jr.) kag si Mayor (Oscar Garin) about the local transmission. Kon ano ‘ya ang obrahon sang local chiefexecutives, that’s beyond us alreadu,” said Convocar. Datafrom the Iloilo Provincial Population Office showed Guimbal having a populationof 35,601 as of 2018. “Thoseundergoing home quarantine shall be prohibited to leave their rooms/homes wherethey are quarantined until they have been certified by the local healthofficial to have finished the 14-day requirement for quarantine procedures,”read part of the guidelines (II. Guidelines, C) issued on Feb. 17, 2020(Department Memorandum No. 2020-0090). Alsopart of the measure was quarantining the National Capital Region. UnderDOH’s interim guidelines on the management of PUMs, these people must besubject to home quarantine for 14 days.center_img DOH-6appealed for the cooperation of all Guimbalanons; do not leave the house toprevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, unless very necessary. BYGLENDA TAYONA and IME SORNITO Shedid not discount the possibility that there could be other COVID-19 positivepersons in Guimbal. WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? This main thoroughfare of Guimbal, Iloilo is empty. People are opting to stay at home to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus disease 2019. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN ILOILO– All the residents of the municipality of Guimbal should now be consideredpersons under monitoring (PUM) for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)infection and are prohibited from leaving their homes for two weeks. Accordingto the World Health Organization (WHO), people can catch COVID-19 from otherswho have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through smalldroplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19coughs or exhales. Butwhy classify all Guimbal residents as PUMs? Meanwhile,Director Convocar stressed a lockdown is beyond the power of the DOH to impose.This is the call of the local chief executive, she clarified. Asof yesterday, Guimbal has three COVID-19 positive cases, with DOH-6’sconfirmation of one more patient from the municipality – a 58-year-old male(died yesterday). “Observeproper hygiene, too. Nagapati kita nga sasulod sang Guimbal daku ang risgu ngamag-transmit ang COVID-19 infection,”added Reyes. TheDepartment of Health (DOH) Region 6 made such an assessment yesterday afterconfirming a local COVID-19 transmission. Reyesalso stressed the importance of social distancing – increasingthe physical space between people to avoid spreading illness.last_img read more

Golden Oldies

first_imgEvery once in a while I like to play my old records that go back to the 1950’s. Oh, what a kinder, slower time those 50’s were. Baseball was played every day of the week except for Monday, and every big day–like Memorial Day–you could count on a doubleheader. Players stayed with their teams for long periods of time and the majority stayed for a whole career. Every Sunday you could find a local team playing or you could easily get up a game somewhere if you just looked for a few minutes. Kids played football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track or baseball in the spring. Now almost every sport plays 12 months a year and each sport has to fight for their time. Kids traded baseball cards not packets of drugs, and they had to watch TV if they wanted to do something electronic. You could watch college football on TV, but not for 12 consecutive hours on several outlets. A trip to Crosley Field was a family outing that didn’t require a couple of hundred dollar bills to pay for the tickets and buy some refreshments. Nobody heard of free agency and the Yankees won because they drafted well and not because they bought all the players from the Royals. Oh, for the good old days of sports! You gathered around one TV to catch a big game, not go to a sports bar and see it on a dozen or so TVs. And best of all, games did not start at 4:10 for the sake of TV.last_img read more

Pay for Play

first_imgI have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items being sold.  This means that if this ruling stands, if you place a player on a billboard, he can be paid for appearing as an advertisement for his university.  Also, any merchandise they sell with a specific name or number on it, would meet this same criteria.  This ruling is being contested in the 9th Circuit Court.What the universities hope to get out of this is the fact that they could use a variety of advertising tools that use a player’s popularity to increase their profits from sales.  This would also put more money in the players’ pockets.  Part of this movement is tied to the top 5 conferences receiving permission to govern themselves outside the NCAA.This ruling is now in the 9th Circuit Court and probably will wind up in the Supreme Court before a final decision is made.  With the money involved, neither side is going to back down.last_img read more

Batesville Regional Wrestling Results

first_imgHere are the results from Saturday’s regional at Richmond.Four Batesville wrestlers participated in the 2015 wrestling regionals held at Richmond, IN on Saturday. The tournament was represented by 19 different teams from two sectionals. This year’s Regional Champ went to the South Dearborn Knights who advanced nine wrestlers to semi-state.Participating for the bulldogs were Jackson Wooldridge in the 120 lb class, John Moody in the 126 lb class, Neal Nobbe in the 160 lb class, and Will Amberger in the 195 lb class. Wooldridge faced off against a tough Ryan Surguy of Shenendoah but eventually lost by a pin in the second period. Surguy would end up as the 120 lb class runner-up. John Moody faced off against a technical Colton Handley from Northeaster. Moody controlled the first period by a score of 5-4 but eventually lost by pin in the second period. Neal Nobbe faced off against a tough New Castle opponent Billy Decker. Nobbe went the distance wrestling all three periods but fell short by one point in a 3-2 decision loss. All three of these wrestlers represented Batesville with great effort and sportsmanship during their matches but will not be advancing to semi-state due to their first round loss at the regionals.Will Amberger wrestled his third perfect weekend in a row, winning Conference, Sectional, and now Regional. This 1st place finish was the first for Amberger and the first in 11 years for the Bulldogs. Amberger’s opening match was against Andrew Rice of Richmond where he pinned Rice in the second period after earning four takedowns. The second match of the day for Amberger faced him off against Dario Guintini of East Central. Amberger’s technical ability was too much for Guintinti winning the match by a 10-6 decision. This win moved Amberger to the finals against Jake Cavins of Milan for the second week in a row. Cavins earned the first two points of the match by takedown before Amberger tied it up with a first and second period escape. Cavins scored first in the third period giving him a 3-2 lead before Amberger was awarded a stalling point for the defensive type position Cavins chose. This point tied the match up forcing an overtime between the two 195 pounders. Amberger struck first this time earning a takedown giving him a 5-3 victory and the title of 2015 Regional Champ. This is a huge accomplishment and will place him a great position for the upcoming semi-state tournament to help him advance to the State finals.Amberger will be advancing to Semi-state held at New Castle on February 14th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Mr. Eslie Morris Alford

first_imgMr. Eslie Morris Alford, age 83, of near Fairview, Indiana, entered this life on November 25, 1932, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Abe and Mildred Nannie (Whitham) Alford. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School. Eslie was inducted into the United States Army on March 31, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War Hq Battery 75th Artillery Battalion. He received the Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Eslie was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on February 9, 1955 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Eslie was united in marriage on June 29, 1957, in Columbus, Indiana to the late, Gladys LaVerna Dennis and to this union arrived four sons, Dennis, DeWayne, Darrin, Daniel and a daughter, Dena to bless their home. Eslie and Gladys shared 53 loving years of marriage together until Gladys passed away on May 16, 2010. Eslie was employed in 1957 as a maintenance mechanic for Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana, retiring in 1995 after 38 years of service. Eslie enjoyed farming all of his life raising cattle, hogs, corn, soybeans and tobacco. He resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Eslie was a member of the Florence Lodge No. 27. He attended the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch, Indiana. In his younger years, Eslie enjoyed tractor pulls. Eslie was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family and his community. Eslie passed away at 9:50 am, Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Eslie will be dearly missed by his sons: Dennis Alford and his wife: Debbie of Fairview, IN, DeWayne Alford and his wife: Cindi of Toledo, OH, Darrin Alford and his wife: Vickie of Fairview, IN and Daniel Alford and his fiancée: Susan of Akron, OH; his daughter: Dena Pope and her husband: Robert of Churubusco, IN; his grandchildren: Tonya, Dustin, Kayla, Travis, Brittany, Brian, Eric, Rob, Valerie, Somer and Mitchell; his great-grandchildren: Alexis, Bailey, Kylee, Abby, Blake, Connor, Easton, Evellynn, Gage and Zane and his 3-nieces and his 2-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Abe Alford, died April 19, 1978 and Mildred Nannie (Whitham) Alford, died January 7, 1998; his wife: Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, died May 16, 2010 and his sisters: Vera Jeannette Alford and Melba Lovins.Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Patrick Lanman, at the Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2250 Milton-Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, Olive Branch Cemetery or to the Switzerland County FFA. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Batesville police officers receive advanced training

first_imgSgt. Danny HamiltonNational Forensic AcademyNational Forensic AcademyBatesville, Ind. — Two Batesville police officers recently graduated from advanced training academies.Crime scene investigator Chris Smith graduated from the National Forensic Academy. The program is a 10-week, 400-hour course taught at the University of Tennessee and is designed to increase proficiency in evidence identification, collection and preservation. The course also includes instruction on death investigations, serial number restoration forensic anthropology, shooting incident reconstruction, criminal investigative analysis and DNA.The Ripley County Community Foundation and prosecutors offices in Franklin and Ripley County funded the training.Sgt. Danny Hamilton graduated from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy. The Indianapolis-based training program focuses on decision-making, performance motivation and evaluation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, effective communication, liability management and labor relations.Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt stated that “BPD is fortunate to have such dedicated officers like Sgt. Hamilton and CSI Smith to represent our agency and the citizens of Batesville”.  CSI Smith is a 10-year veteran of the Batesville Police Department and Sgt. Hamilton has served on the department for 11 years.last_img read more

Get your ‘Christmas Cheer’ delivered on time, deadlines here

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials from the United States Postal Service estimate they’ll deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail between Thanksgiving Day and New Years Day this holiday season.“The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs during the holiday season, especially as demand for package deliveries continues to grow,” said Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and CEO.Postal traffic increase is expected to steadily increase and the busiest time for mail carriers will be December 18 through 24.Postal services are available online here. Holiday shipping updates are online here.2017 Christmas Shipping DeadlinesThe Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:11 – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & First Class Mail14 – USPS Retail Ground15 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class16 – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Priority Mail Express16 – First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)19 – First Class Mail (including greeting cards)20 – Priority Mail20 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail Express20 – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class21  – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail Express22 – Priority Mail Expresslast_img read more