September 25

ASF alert: NegOcc beefs up southern border control

first_imgDecena cited the assistance andcooperation of concerned local government units as well as transport companiessuch as Vallacar Transit Inc., which have also been strictly requiringpassengers’ compliance with necessary permits in transporting meat products. Dr. Renante Decena, provincialveterinarian and task force co-chair, said they have deployed additionalveterinary inspectors, specifically in Kabankalan City, to strictly enforceanimal quarantine in the south. “This is a form of cooperation withthe government efforts in sustaining the status of the province as ASF-free,”Decena said. (With a report from PNA/PN) Decena also said human and animalvaccines transported and packed in styro boxes are now required to bepre-inspected at the ASF Task Force headquarters in the PVO building here. The preventive measure imposes the banon all live pigs and pork products from Mindanao ordered by Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson last month after cases of the deadly pig disease have been reported inDavao Region. Figures of the Provincial VeterinaryOffice showed that between February 24 and 29, inspectors have seized more thanP763,000 worth of pork and pork-related products from hand-carried, checked-inbaggage and cargo trucks or containers that arrived in various points of entryin Negros Occidental. He urged travelers to secure necessarypermits and declare any pork products they may bring for inspection.center_img The city’s Hilamonan village is one ofthe identified routes used for the transport of live pigs and pork productsinto the province from Mindanao. In Hilamonan alone, some P95,783 inbanned pork products have been confiscated. “We do this to avoid damage onvaccines and delay of transport,” he added. BACOLOD City – TheNegros Occidental Provincial African Swine Fever (ASF) Task Force furtherreinforced its animal quarantine checkpoint in the southern part of theprovince – considered as the usual entry point of cargoes from Mindanao. “The checkpoint in Barangay Hilamonanis fully operational,” Decena said.last_img read more

September 24

Bulldogs Freshman Team Victorious Over Shiners

first_imgThe Batesville High School freshman basketball team improved to 2-0 on their season with a 33-21 win over Rising Sun.The Bulldogs never trailed in the game with their ability to pass and attack Rising Sun’s 2-3 zone. The dogs were lead in scoring by Gus Cooper with 8 points and Cooper Williams with 6.The dogs have back to back games on the road Monday and Tuesday nights at South Decatur and South Dearborn.Score by quarter:BHS: 12 17 21 33RSHS: 5 9 17 21Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more

September 23

INDOT hosts public meeting tonight

first_imgPrintLawrenceburg, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting open house in Lawrenceburg this week to present the 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Public Involvement Plan (PIP).Transportation infrastructure improvements being discussed include bridge and pavement renovations, as well as safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response in southeast Indiana.The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to provide feedback on planned projects and transportation needs of the community. INDOT personnel will be available to address any questions or concerns regarding these topics. Thursday, May 16 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Lawrenceburg High School100 Tiger BoulevardLawrenceburg, IN 47025 For additional information, visit the following links:Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)Public Involvement Procedures (PIP) Event details are as follows:INDOT Public Open House – Lawrenceburglast_img read more

September 23

Turkey Trot registration is now open

first_imgBatesville, IN—Join the Flock in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K/10K hosted by the Southeastern Indiana YMCA on Thursday, November 28th at 8:00 AM.Registration opens on race day at 7:15 AM. Race options: Walk/Run a 5K or Run a 10K. The route will begin at the YMCA and wind through a nearby subdivision. Cost is $20 for ages 10 and older.  If you register by November 12th, you will receive a t-shirt is included. Kids 10 and under are FREE and will get a goodie bag.To pre-register, stop by the Y Welcome Center or register online at www.siymca.org. Address: Southeastern Indiana YMCA, 30 State Road 129 South, Batesville, IN 47006. Questions? Contact Jacob Garvin at 812-934-6006 or jgarvin@siymca.org.last_img read more

September 21

Wallace loaned to Vitesse

first_img The 20-year-old is the latest in a long line of Chelsea players to be loaned out to Vitesse. Lucas Piazon, Bertrand Traore, Patrick van Aanholt, Christian Atsu, Gael Kakuta and Sam Hutchinson have all spent time at the Dutch club in the last 12 months. Vitesse, who finished sixth in the Eredivisie last season, enjoy a close relationship with the Blues. The club’s owner Alexander Chigrinsky is an associate of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Wallace joined Chelsea from Fluminense in January 2013, but was immediately loaned back to his former club. The Brazilian Under-20 international made his debut for Jose Mourinho’s side during last summer’s tour of Asia before spending the season on loan at Inter Milan. Press Associationcenter_img Chelsea have announced that full-back Wallace has joined Vitesse Arnhem on a season-long loan to gain more regular first-team football. last_img read more

September 17

Barca Furious About Dembele’s Attitude

first_imgBarcelona are livid with Ousmane Dembele after the winger didn’t turn up for a medical to assess the extent of the injury he suffered in the defeat by Athletic Bilbao.Dembele played the entirety of the 1-0 defeat in La Liga’s opening fixture on Friday night, but appeared to be in discomfort as he left the pitch after the game.As reported by Marca, Barcelona expected Dembele to attend an appointment on Saturday morning to assess the muscle problem, but the winger didn’t arrive until Monday. Barcelona extremely frustrated by DembeleOn Friday night, Ousmane Dembele ended the game against Athletic Club at the San Mames with muscle problems whic…When he was eventually assessed, it was revealed that Dembele had suffered a tear to his left hamstring, which may see him out of action for five weeks.There were concerns over the 22-year-old’s attitude last season, with those doubts having now resurfaced.Dembele’s injury leaves Barcelona short of attacking options, especially with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez also sidelined.That means there will be much focus on Antoine Griezmann, who made his Barcelona debut against Bilbao following his summer switch from Atletico Madrid.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

September 17

USC grad launches Kickstarter campaign for watch startup

first_imgThe specialized training of each member of the Rotate team worked to the advantage of the company. Ma said that his architecture schooling allowed him to better understand the moving parts of a watch, and his studies informed his watch design process. Zhang hopes to raise $20,000 through Kickstarter to make Rotate’s first line of kits, pay for marketing and help the company start selling at shops, markets and trade shows.  “It took me about five months to assemble my first watch just because there was so much research to do,” Zhang said. “There’s not a lot of information on the internet on how to do it, and all the parts and tools came from over a dozen different suppliers from all over the world — shipping took forever.” The Daily Trojan regrets this error. USC alumna Jennifer Zhang always had an interest in watches, but when she started tinkering with them a few years ago, she couldn’t figure out how to put one together. Even after scouring the internet for resources and instructions, she found few sites that could help. About a year ago, Zhang decided to create Rotate, a startup that sells watchmaking kits. Before graduating in Spring 2019, Zhang took a business entrepreneurship class in Marshall, where she met her future business partners and founded the company.  However, Zhang, who graduated from the Marshall School of Business in May 2019, said that actually constructing the watch was a relatively simple task. Had she been supplied a kit with the tools, parts and instructions she needed, she would have finished her first watch in only a few hours, she estimates. “We took a lot of photos, put together the manual [for the kits]  place then,” Zhang said. “We made our social media a few months later, started collecting lists of people who would be interested [in] building a website and everything.” While learning to build watches, Ma said he combined his knowledge of design with expertise in digital design platforms that he had used in architecture classes. He also talked to watchmakers to learn about the specialty parts of a mechanical watch. No such kit existed — yet.  CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the class in which Zhang met her Rotate teammates was Strategic Management, a business administration course. It was a business entrepreneurship class. “I would just love to grow it as far as I can,” Zhang said. “So like a general timeline would be the Kickstarter ends, we fulfill all the reward tiers, we have the proof of concept we need to get into trade shows, gift shows, shops, [then we start] pitching to bigger companies like Best Buy, Walmart and just growing as far as we can from there.”center_img Rotate purchases parts and tools for its kits from about a dozen suppliers around the  globe, and some items are custom made for the company. “We chose the different suppliers based off of their quality, how relevant they were, whether they’re compatible and just put together what we felt like were the best combination of parts for these watches,” Zhang said. Zhang explained that Rotate’s kits include all the equipment necessary for making a watch along with an instruction manual that guides the customer through the process. The intended market for the watch kits includes anyone with an interest in watches or building things in general, Zhang said.  Zhang said that in the coming years, she hopes to expand Rotate’s reach to commercial platforms and big-box department stores. Ma said that as Rotate prepares for launch, its main goal is to find a pool of potential customers. The company is currently trying to reach more people through in-person interactions and cold calls to tell people about the product. USC alumna Jennifer Zhang wanted to sell watchmaking kits to help others learn about the craft. Zhang will launch her watchmaking company Rotate later this month. (Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Zhang) After the team had learned the underlying mechanics of watchmaking, the project took off. “What we’re looking for is an audience that is engaged and passionate about our product, and we also want to find a new audience — people who are on the fence, who have never heard of this hobby and want to try it,” Ma said. “That’s kind of the vision of what we want to do: push the boundaries of what we normally think is fun and what we normally want to do.” With Rotate, Zhang is taking a leap of faith — she said she quit her full-time job working in sales for a commercial real estate platform to focus on the startup’s launch. Those teammates were William Ma, then a senior majoring in architecture, and another classmate.last_img read more

August 28

Agbeko knocks out Rubillar in 4 rounds

first_imgThe former world champion was at his punishing best in the four rounds the bout lasted at the El Paso County ColiseumJoseph Agbeko took care of business on his first return to the ring in 17 months, pounding Filipino opponent, Juanito Rubillar Saturday night in the El Paso County Coliseum, EL Paso, Texas, USA.Agbeko, the former three-time world bantamweight champion, has lost some recent tough decisions — and his title.He needed this win to get back into the title picture and he got just that with a fourth-round technical knockout over veteran Juanito Rubillar (49-23-7) of the Phillipines in their super bantamweight fiesta.Agbeko (now 30-6, 26 knockouts) cut Rubillar over the left eye in the second round and continued to use good angles, good combinations to finish off his opponent.The fight was stopped at 1:31 in the fourth round as the cut continued to get worse. “It took me a few rounds to get warmed up,” Agbeko said. “But this is my best comeback.”last_img read more

August 14

Terrell Suggs cut by Cardinals

first_imgTerrell Suggs has been cut by the Arizona Cardinals just three weeks before the end of the NFL season.The outside linebacker, who played college football at Arizona State, signed a one-year deal worth $7 million with the Cardinals last offseason after 16 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. MORE: Giants release Janoris Jenkins after defending tweetSuggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl winner with the Ravens, for whom he had 132.5 sacks.He only managed 5.5 in 13 games for the Cardinals in 2019, though, and has now been let go by Arizona, which has the NFL’s worst defensive unit in terms of yards allowed.”It was mutual conversations as this thing went on,” Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Friday.”The respect was both ways. We know what he’s been to this league, the Hall of Fame player he’s been. We just wanted to have those conversations.”We have released LB Terrell Suggs.— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 13, 2019The Cardinals were the NFL’s worst team last season and are 3-9-1 at the bottom of an ultracompetitive NFC West this time around. “There’s disappointment that we didn’t win more games,” Kingsbury added.”As the season’s gone on, out of playoff contention, we wanted to see what we had in some younger players and we felt like it was the best move for both parties.”Suggs, 37, will be available on waivers and could now join a playoff-bound team, such as the Ravens.last_img read more