Boracay bans tourists due to COVID-19 fears

first_imgThe town quarantine will be effective starting 10 p.m. on Thursdayand will remain effective until it is lifted by the town’s acting mayorFrolibar Bautista, according to a local executive order. ILOILO City – The municipality of Malay in Aklan, which covers theworld-famous Boracay Island, will deny entry to tourists starting Thursday asit places the town under general community quarantine to prevent the spread ofthe new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Kids play with the famous white sand in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. PHOTO FROM KEN WILSON LEE VIA FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS During the general community quarantine, movement will be limitedto accessing basic necessities and work. Uniformed personnel and quarantineofficers will also man borders. The restriction of the entry ofpeople will exempt Malaynons, persons involved in the delivery of goods andcommodities, medical doctors working in Malay, national government officialsand employees, and returning officials or employees of the town and itsbarangays. Tourist arrivals in February for the island dropped by 40 percentto 103, 834 from the 172,695 recorded in the same month in 2019, data from theMalay Municipal Tourism Office showed. (PNA/ABS-CBNNews) Malay Mayor Frolibar Bautista signed an executive order, whichplaces the town on general community quarantine, regulating the entry of goodsand supplies in the municipality and imposes a curfew. The local government is also imposing a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5a.m. Boat trips to and from Boracay will be limited between 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.only. The measures were adopted even as Boracay has yet to record its firstcase of COVID-19. Tourists, whether local or foreign, shall be denied entry to thetown including Boracay Island. Bautista said he will authorize theentry of persons, which does not fall under the exemptions if it relates tohealth, safety, security, and commerce. The new directives are seen as an added blow to Boracay’s tourismindustry which has seen a sharp decline since the outbreak of COVID-19 in thePhilippines due to virus fears.last_img read more

Ripley County 4H 10-Year Members

first_imgKayla Peetz  Parents: Scott and Shannon PeetzClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Foods, Cake Decorating, HorsesFavorite Project: HorsesFuture Plans: Kayla plans to attend school to become a Registered Nurse and possibly become a Nurse Practitioner.Samantha Rohrig Parents: John T. Rohrig III and Julie RohrigClub: IndependentMajor Projects:  Sewing, Floriculture, Garden, Scrapbooking, Wearable Arts, Fine ArtsFavorite Project: SewingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue University.Kurt SarringhausParents: Late Brent Sarringhaus and Ann LeskoClub: 4-H PioneersMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Dairy, SheepFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Kurt plans to farm.Logan SchweringParents: Doug and Brenda SchweringClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Corn, BeansFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Logan plans to attend Butler University to study Entrepreneurship and Innovation.Levi Speer Parents: Daniel and Michele SpeerClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: Swine, Electric, Small EnginesFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Levi plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and major in Diesel Technology.Austin Wagner  Parents: Dennis and Flora WagnerClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Compact Tractor and SportsFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Austin plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Business and minor in Spanish.Kristen Weber  Parents: Mike and Deb WeberClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Rabbits and GiftwrappingFavorite Project: GiftwrappingFuture Plans: Kristen plans to attend Ball State. Elizabeth WernerParents: Jean and Ray WernerClub:  Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects:  Sewing, Rabbits, PoultryFavorite Project: RabbitsFuture Plans: Elizabeth plans to study Forensic Science and German at Ohio Northern University and also run track.Benjamin Wessel    Parents: David and Mary Jean WesselClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Shooting Sports, FoodsFavorite Project: Shooting SportsFuture Plans: Military, College, Law EnforcementDustin Westerfeld Parents: Jeff and Darla WesterfeldClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Shooting Sports, Poultry, GoatsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Dustin plans to join the Marine Corps. Samantha WilhoitParents:  Melissa WilhoitClub:  Friendly 4-Her’sMajor Projects:  Scrapbooking, Cake Decorating, GenealogyFavorite Project: Cake DecoratingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue College of Technology to major in Organizational Leadership and Engineering/Supervision. Ripley County 4-H Ten Year Members:Kiersten AbelParents: Tricia and Scott White & David and Jen AbelClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Goats and PhotographyFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Kiersten plans to get her Associates Degree in Photography at Ivy Tech Community College.Garrett AdkinsonParents: Aaron and Ruth Ann AdkinsonClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Garrett plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in Criminal Justice then go to the Police Academy to become an Indiana State Trooper.Karissa BockstahlerParents: Chris and Kathy BockstahlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats and FoodsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Karissa plans to attend Ivy Tech, undecided on career.JC BoykenParents:  John and Camille BoykenClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: Electricity, Action Demonstration, GoatsFavorite Project: Action DemonstrationFuture Plans: JC plans to study Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University.Jacob BrinsonParents: Marsha and Tad BrinsonClub:  Olean VolunteersMajor Projects: BeefFavorite Project: BeefFuture Plans: Jacob plans to work for UPS and farm.Kelsey CumberworthParents: Michael and Lynn CumberworthClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: PhotographyFavorite Project: Black and White Salon PrintsFuture Plans: Kelsey plans to attend Trine University and major in electrical engineering.Jacqueline EcksteinParents: Andrew and Holly EcksteinClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Wood Science and PhotographyFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Jacqueline plans to attend school for Nursing.Matthew EcksteinParents: Karen and the late Paul EcksteinClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Welding, Electric, Woodworking, Forestry, PoultryFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Matthew plans to receive his plumbing license.Chad EmswellerParents: Doug and Marlene EmswellerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Corn, Soybeans, Compact Tractor, TractorFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Chad plans to attend Purdue University to major in Crop Science.Nichole FlaspohlerParents: Nick and Kathleen FlaspohlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Swine, Scrapbooking, Dairy Feeder Steers, Junior LeadersFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Nichole plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and major in Pre-Pharmacy.Isaiah FreyParents: James and Betty FreyClub: Country KidsMajor Projects:  Foods, Forestry, Health, GenealogyFavorite Project: Foods and HealthFuture Plans: Isaiah plans to major in Electrical Engineering at the University of Evansville.Dalton GarnerParents: John and Sherry GarnerClub: Elrod StarsMajor Projects: Horses, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Dairy, Beef, DogFavorite Project: Welding and animal projectsFuture Plans: After his graduation from Milan High School, Dalton will be leaving for the Marines.Tyler GauckParents: Bart and Tammy GauckClub:  Pierceville HaypalsMajor Projects:  Electric, Hay, Tractor, Swine, BeefFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Tyler plans to become an electrical lineman.Dustin GindlingParents: Matt and Jenny GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Swine, Pygmy Goats, Wood ScienceFavorite Project: Wood Science and SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to attend Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.Kaylyn GindlingParents: Jeff and Anita GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Pygmy Goats, Junior Leaders, Veterinary Science, Cake Decorating, Floriculture, Arts and CraftsFavorite Project: Pygmy GoatsFuture Plans: Kaylyn plans to become an Environmental Engineer to make the world a better place.Mariah GrunkemeyerParents: Dale and Linda GrunkemeyerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Photography, Foods, FloricultureFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Mariah plans to attend the Aveda Fredric’s Institute and major in Cosmetology.Emily Gunter Parents: Nora and Jerry GunterClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Soil & Water Conservation and WildlifeFavorite Project: Soil & Water ConservationFuture Plans: Emily plans to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.Austin HarmeyerParents: Gerry and Mindy HarmeyerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects:  Swine and Compact TractorFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: UndecidedBrooke HartmanParents: Cindy & Joe Volk and Randy HartmanClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Scrapbooking, Photography, Food Preservation, Gift Wrapping, Foods, Arts & CraftsFavorite Project: ScrapbookingFuture Plans: Brooke plans to attend Kettering Medical College in the fall to study Pre-Med/Human Biology. Then she will earn her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies or apply to Medical School.Donald HofffroggeParents: Don and Diane HoffroggeClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects:  Horse & Pony and Game BirdsFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Donald plans to attend college for heating and cooling.Sarah Hoseus Parents: Nancy and Richard Ricke & David Hoseus and Caretta PriceClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony and MicrowaveFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Sarah plans to attend Xavier University this fall. She will be majoring in Psychology while also taking pre-law programs.Jenna Huber  Parents: Thomas and Jacqueline HuberClub:  Busy BeesMajor Projects: Foods, Photography, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Jenna plans to attend Ball State University and major in Radiography.Lindsey HuffmeyerParents: Douglas HuffmeyerClub:  Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Lindsey plans to attend Hanover College and she is undecided on her major.Jamie JohnstonParents: Brian and Kimberly JohnstonClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Dairy, Poultry, Fine Arts, RecyclingFavorite Project: RecyclingFuture Plans: Jaime plans to study Media Informatics at NKU.Cheyenne Kern Parents: Gina and Rusty KernClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Photography, ScrapbookingFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Cheyenne plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Exercise Science. After, she plans on earning her Master’s Degree in order to practice physical therapy. She hopes to work with veterans and children.Alaina McPhersonParents: Allen and Tricia McPhersonClub: Busy BeesMajor Projects: Photography, Foods, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: Photography (Salon Prints)Future Plans: Alaina plans to attend the University of Evansville to major in Music Therapy and minor in Psychology.Jessie Minneman Parents: Julie and Jim MinnemanClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & PonyFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Jessie plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine, then transferring to Texas A&M to study Equine Sports Medicine.John Muckerheide  Parents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideParents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Wood Science, Foods, PhotographyFavorite Project: Shooting Sports, Wood Science, CattleFuture Plans: John plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study Automotive Technology and High Performance Motorsports. Dustin Osborne Parents: David and Karen OsborneClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to work and attend Ivy Tech Columbus for Ag Management.last_img read more

Dutch manager begins life at Barcelona without Messi

first_img Loading… As talisman and club legend Messi was absent, the Dutchman was pictured alongside his squad in their first session together ahead of the new LaLiga season. The Barcelona players were pictured taking part in some basic running drills, with winger Ousmane Demebele pictured jogging in the club’s new training kit. Ronald Koeman took his first training session as the new manager of Barcelona as his feud with star Lionel Messi continues. After the sacking of Quique Setien, Koeman was appointed as the Catalan club’s new boss and took no time at all to ruffle a few feathers within the camp. Elsewhere, Gerard Pique was shown with a ball at his feet as he dribbled at a light pace in the Spanish sun. However, Messi’s absence was the main talking point as he stayed away from Barcelona training for a second-straight day on Monday as he kept up his strategy to force a move to Manchester City. So far Barcelona have not announced financial penalties for their striking captain although rules would allow them to suspend him without pay if and when he fails to show for Tuesday’s session.center_img Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Most Praised Historical Movies7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A RoleNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Read Also: JUST-IN: Messi faces suspension at Barcelona amid events boycott An agreement between LaLiga clubs and the Spanish players’ union stipulates that a player who misses three days of training can be suspended without pay and lose up to 25 per cent of his monthly salary. The final decision over punishments is left with individual clubs however, and Barcelona appear unlikely to announce any action before a meeting between Messi’s father Jorge and club president Josep Bartomeu expected later this week. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

City takes step toward fire contract

first_imgOn top of that, the county estimate “didn’t include any of our fire marshal services, plan inspection, fire code enforcement and weed abatement,” Bates said. A formal study into the costs and benefits of contracting with the county would cost the city $3,500. But Francis believes it would be worth it. “I think there might be other issues, like cost-sharing,” he said, referring to possible ways of cutting the fee the county would charge to provide fire services. He noted that La Habra Heights is bordered by unincorporated communities and the city of La Habra, which all contract with the county for fire service. Francis believes it’s possible the city might improve emergency response times in the east and west sides of La Habra Heights by going with the county. First, however, both the City Council and the county Board of Supervisors must approve the study. That matter will be discussed by the council Thursday. [email protected] (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA HEIGHTS – City officials are taking the first step toward contracting with Los Angeles County for fire services. At its next meeting May 8, the City Council will consider a motion asking the county to provide cost estimates for providing fire and emergency services. La Habra Heights currently has a volunteer fire department. Retired firefighter Roy Francis has started a petition drive asking the city to look into how much it would cost to to contract for fire services from the county. Francis, who already has collected about 100 signatures, said the cost information is crucial before the council can make any decision on where to build a new fire station. “Before we spend a lot of money on a fire hall/city hall complex, we need to look at all of the issues,” Francis said. “Then the community can make a decision.” However, county fire service most likely will be more expensive, said City Manager Ron Bates, adding that it could be more than the $1.4 million the city now spends for fire services. In 1996, the city received a cost estimate of $3.4 million from the county, Bates said. That estimate was updated informally about seven months ago. The price tag then was an estimated $4.1 million, Bates said. last_img read more


first_imgLISA: NATIONAL CHAMPBy Orla O’Reilly: National Championship for Ramelton RiderThere was an air of anticipation as the riders and judges gathered in the indoor arena of the legendary Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, for the rider’s briefing of this year’s Trec Ireland National Championships. Traceur, Adrian Flynn and Technical Delegate, Karen Nicholson laid down the ground rules and the guidelines for all three phases of the competition. Riders from across Ireland and Britain were informed that they would start their competition in a map room at Leech’s pub of Wolfhill and the level 3 and 4 competitors would navigate their way 30 kilometres across country back to the estate.It was late afternoon on Saturday before the last riders were welcomed over the finish line by judges, Grainne Ni Uid and Adele O’Connor. At the end of this orienteering phase, Donegal rider, Lisa Moore lay in 3rd place behind senior rider Elaine Waters and Leinster’s Rohan Madhaven. Sunday morning brought an early start for competitors with a vetting inspection before riders could progress to the second and third phase of the competition. Course designer, Adrian Flynn took full advantage of the beautiful parklands to produce a fast and exciting obstacle phase that saw riders taking on challenging but straight forward cross country jumps in combination with the more technical Trec style ones. The course flowed over almost 3 kilometres and the riders were required to attack the course to avoid time penalties. With a gap to catch the leaders, Moore and her cracking pony, Jo Dazzler combined bravery and accuracy to gain high scoring in both the PTV (cross county obstacles) and MA (control of paces) tests.The hard work paid off and the announcement of Lisa Moore as National Champion (Level 3) gained rapturous applause at the presentation in the lawns of the majestic Stradbally Hall. She was also presented with the Grangeclare Perpetual Cup, presented to the highest scoring Irish rider in each grade.Trec Ireland will like to thank all who made the staging of this championship possible, sponsors, Horse First, the volunteers who came to judge and help, to vet Kate Murray, farrier Finian Carroll and all of Leinster Trec who hosted the event.With the national championships over, attentions now turn to the World Championships in Bolognia, Italy at the start of September. Six young riders have been selected to represent Ireland, Donegal’s Lisa Moore, Rohan Madavan, Katie Smith and Edward Coyle from Leinster, Cork rider Annie O’Neill and Athlone based Kirsten McCormack. As preparations for the event continues, the riders would like to thank all who have supported their efforts in fund raising and training for the championships. Thank you to all who have offered sponsorship and sent messages of support. If you would like to help the team in any way, please contact [email protected]  DONEGAL’S LISA CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPION was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Lisa MooreNational ChampionRameltonlast_img read more