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Region 6 fire bureau office reopens after one-week lockdown

By on September 25, 2020

first_img* Senior Fire Officer 4 (SFO4) Gene Aragona – officer-in-charge of Fire Control Operations Section; reassigned to the Office of the Regional Director, NCR As of yesterday, June 25, a total of 196 personnel been cleared. All of them were previously ordered to go on quarantine while waiting for the results of their tests. * Fire Superintendent Nazrudyn Cablayan – Provincial Fire Marshal of Aklan; reassigned to the Office of the General Support Service, National Headquarters * Fire Superintendent Allan Agarin – chief of Logistics Division; reassigned to the Office of the General Support Service, BFP National Headquarters BFP-6 reopened on Monday. Personnel whose tested negative for the disease were manning it, according to Fire Senior Superintendent Jerry Candido, regional director. ILOILO City – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region 6 has resumed its normal operation after a week of closure when its 196 personnel were subjected to testing for possible coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Personnel who also did not have direct contact with their COVID-positive BFP-6 colleague were ordered to report to work. These seven sacked BFP-6 personnel were the following: Last week, the Department of Interior and Local Government said 28 BFP-6 personnel were relieved from their posts for making a trip to Boracay Island together with their COVID-positive colleague. It later clarified that these 28 were still under investigation and that only seven have been relieved so far effective June 18. * Fire Superintendent  Aldwin Salazar – assistant regional director for operations; reassigned to the Office of the General Support Service, National Headquarters * Fire Officer 2 (FO2) Marvin Gerzaniva – Office of the Information Technology; reassigned to the Office of the Regional Director, NCR * Senior Fire officer (SFO1) Ralph Liban – Office of the Engineering and Maintenance Section, Logistics Division; to be assigned to the Office of the Regional Director,  National Capital Region (NCR) * Senior Fire Officer 2 (SFO2) Jonathan Hungriano – Health Service Section; reassigned to the Office of the Regional Director, NCR/PN “We are back to normal operations,” said Candido . The city government closed the BFP-6 office beginning June 15 after a newly-returned personnel from Cebu tested positive for COVID-19.last_img read more

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Teen injured in Ripley County crash

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgMilan, Ind. — A Thursday crash near Milan on State Road 350 injured a Moores Hill teen.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by Catherine Cigolotti, 16, of Moores Hill, was eastbound near Old Mill, at a high rate of speed when she lost control, drove off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The force of the crash ripped the engine from the vehicle and trapped the driver. First responders from the Milan Fire Department extricated the victim and transported her with injuries to her lower extremities.Police say wet conditions and excessive speed are contributing factors to the crash.last_img read more

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Rising Sun Regional Foundation announces 1st Quarter grants

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first_img(19)        $2,500 to the St. Louis School toward STEM-related equipment and materials; and (16)        $12,500 to the Shiner Pride Band Boosters toward the purchase of a sound system; (10)        $40,000 to the Otter Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department toward the construction of a new fire station; (2)         $2,500 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward its 2018 Red White & Boom festival; (4)         $2,400 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a vision screening machine; Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 16, 2018 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at www.rsrfonline.org, and can be emailed to risingsunregionalfoundation@gmail.com. (15)        $4,615 to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department for new helmets; (3)         $20,000 to the City of Batesville Parks Department for playground surface for one of its new playground areas; (8)         $1,901 to the Ohio County Extension Office for renovations to its office; (18)        $5,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation for the purchase of a Smartboard and wobble stools; (17)        $18,600 to the South Dearborn Community School Corporation for new track and field equipment; The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received more than $43 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community. (5)         $4,434 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a web-based math program; Rising Sun, In. —  The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $270,182 in 20 new grants in the first quarter of 2018. These grants included: (6)         $10,000 to the LifeTime Resources toward matching funds for Catch-A-Ride vehicles; (14)        $35,000 to the Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation toward LED lighting upgrades at the elementary/middle school building; (9)         $5,000 to Ohio County Youth Development for crates to store animal pens; (13)        $25,000 to the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities toward the purchase of a new bucket truck; (12)        $10,000 to the Rising Sun Medical Center for upgrades to furniture and its phone system; (1)         $4,415 to the American Legion Post #337 – Sunman toward the purchase of a commercial water softener; (20)        $38,232 to the Town of Sunman for the purchase of a new police vehicle and related equipment. (11)        $10,000 to the City of Rising Sun/ Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation for baseball/softball field improvements; (7)         $20,000 to the Milan Community School Corporation for video surveillance systems for school buses;last_img read more

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Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgBy Simon Evans(REUTERS) – Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday.Their joint proposal beat a rival bid from Colombia to host the tournament which is being expanded to 32 teams.Japan, who had also put forward a bid to stage the event, pulled out on Monday after they were ranked below the joint bid by world governing body FIFA’s evaluation report.The report highlighted the infrastructure and organisational advantages of the Australia/New Zealand bid which FIFA believed would make for a commercially successful tournament. “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand will be ground-breaking in many ways,” said a delighted Chris Nikou, president of Football Federation Australia (FFA).“Not only will it be the first ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World Cup and the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup in the Asia-Pacific region, but we will unlock the huge potential for growth in women’s football in the Asia-Pacific region.” There had been media reports that the vote could be tight with UEFA’s European representatives backing Colombia but in the end the margin of victory was wide with Australia and New Zealand gaining 22 votes to Colombia’s 13.INFANTINO SUPPORT The 2019 World Cup in France was hailed as a watershed for global interest in the women’s game and FIFA President Gianni Infantino personally drove the campaign to increase the field to 32 teams from 24 for 2023.Infantino had also expressed a preference for the successful Australia/New Zealand bid during the FIFA Council meeting.Colombia, who were hoping to become the first South American nation to hold the tournament, were disappointed at the decision but vowed to keep fighting to host a major FIFA event.“We wanted the seat of the Women’s World Cup 2023 for Colombia and we gave everything to get it,” the country’s sports Ministry wrote on twitter.“We will work more strongly to bring another World Cup to Colombia. With the efforts of all, women’s soccer (here)…will keep growing.” Infantino said the women’s tournament should head to South America soon and suggested that increasing the regularity of the tournament to every two years, instead of a four-year gap, was worth considering.“It is something we will look at,” he told reporters after praising the bid process’s transparency.FIFA published details of their bid evaluation process and released all the individual votes of members of the FIFA Council, in contrast to the secrecy of some of the hosting votes in the past.last_img read more

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Women’s Hockey: Badgers seek to continue historic dominance of St. Cloud State

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgThe No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers (12-1-1, 6-1-1 WCHA) head to Minnesota to take on St. Cloud State (3-8-1, 0-8-0) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center this weekend.The team is looking to continue their winning ways after getting back on track last weekend with a sweep of Minnesota State. The Badgers defeated the Mavericks by convincing scores of 3–2 and 6–1. This weekend should theoretically see the Badgers extend their winning streak to four, as SCSU has failed to perform well this season. Women’s Hockey: Badgers bounce back from border battle to sweep Minnesota StateThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosted the Minnesota State Mavericks this past weekend with hopes to respond in Read…They have failed to win a single in-conference game thus far in the regular season. The Huskies’ best win this season was a 5–1 defeat of Lindenwood, who the Badgers thumped in their meetings this season with consecutive wins of 4–0 and 6–2. Historically, Wisconsin has dominated SCSU, holding a record of 78-10-2 all-time in addition to maintaining a 21-game win streak over the Huskies. If the Badgers were to complete a sweep this weekend, it would break Wisconsin’s largest winning streak over SCSU. Women’s Hockey: Badgers return home following unsuccessful trek to MinneapolisThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) returns to the ice this weekend to host Minnesota State Read…The current longest win streak for Wisconsin is a 22-game streak that spanned from 2010 to 2014. This winning streak will be hard to break for the Huskies given the Badgers’ dominance so far this season.Arguably, the biggest key to Wisconsin’s success has been junior Daryl Watts, who currently leads the team in points with 34. Just behind Watts are Abby Roque and Sophie Shirley, each having scored 28 points on the year.Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…Look for goaltender Kristin Campbell to also have a stellar performance, as her save percentage of .928 has been a large help in quelling opposing offenses. Campbell’s 1.32 goals allowed per game is also enough to capture the No. 6 spot nationally in that statistic. While strong defense certainly plays a role in this statistic, Campbell’s performance has been strong in its own right. On paper, Wisconsin has all the tools necessary to dominate St. Cloud State as they look to continue their trend of sweeping conference opponents.last_img read more

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