• Army vows support for peace, dev’t in NegOcc

    first_imgHe also urged the members of PLEDSCluster to assist in the implementation of the Retooled Community SupportProgram (RCSP) of the local government units in their areas. On Monday, Pasaporte led the meetingof the PTF-ELCAC Peace, Law Enforcement and Development Support (PLEDS) Clusterwith Colonel Romeo Baleros, director of the Negros Occidental Police ProvincialOffice, at the provincial police headquarters here. BACOLOD City – The Philippine Army’s303rd Infantry Brigade (303rd IBde) assured Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of the military’s support in peace and development in the province. “The Army in Negros will support the PTF-ELCACin its effort to achieve lasting peace and totally end insurgency in Negros,”Pasaporte added. Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commanderof the 303rd IBde in Murcia, Negros Occidental, said with the governor-chairedProvincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) alreadyin place, the Army and the Philippine National Police will continue theintensified combat operations against the remaining New People’s Army (NPA)rebels. Colonel Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, paid a courtesy call on Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson in Bacolod City on Jan. 20. 303RD INFANTRY BRIGADE/PHILIPPINE ARMY center_img The RCSP was formulated by thenational government to strengthen the CSP initiatives of the military and makethe efforts of the LGUs driven.   Representatives from the Department ofthe Interior and Local Government, National Bureau of Investigation, NationalCommission on Indigenous Peoples, Philippine Coast Guard, city and municipalchiefs of police, and commanders of the Negros Occidental Police Mobile ForceCompanies also attended the cluster meeting.(With a report from PNA/PN) He said the PLEDS Cluster of NegrosOccidental will continue to strengthen each member-agency to attain theobjectives of the PTF-ELCAC. “The activity aims to synchronize theefforts of all agencies to facilitate and address the primary issues of thecommunities exploited by the communist-terrorist NPA,” Pasaporte added.last_img read more

  • Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint

    first_imgThe video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared from the president’s Twitter feed late Saturday with the notification: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.” WASHINGTON – Twitter Inc. disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint.  “We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” a Twitter representative said in an email statement. (Reuters) United States President Donald Trump taps the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion at the White House in Washington on June 18, 2020. REUTERS/LEAH MILLIS/FILE PHOTO Twitter removed the video, which Trump had retweeted from White House social media director Dan Scavino, after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice from Machine Shop Entertainment, according to a notice posted on the Lumen Database which collects requests for removal of online materials.last_img read more

  • Thelma R. Dibble

    first_imgThelma Rena Livingston Dibble was born June 27, 1919 in Hollister Oklahoma. Thelma was the youngest of 4 children born to Leva Pyron Livingston and Ova Winningham Livingston. She grew up during the depression and dust bowl years on an Oklahoma cotton and wheat farm. She graduated from Oklahoma Central University and began teaching science in Junior College at age 20. This was the beginning of her lifelong passion of teaching, learning and mentoring. She continued to teach school in Oklahoma in a one-room schoolhouse then in high school. In 1943 she met her husband, William Dibble, on a USO hayride. They were married October 8, 1943 in Hollister Oklahoma. She followed her Air Force Husband to Eaglin Field in Pensacola Florida where she again taught several grades. After the war ended they returned to Rising Sun, IN where they farmed the family farm.  Soon Thelma found a job teaching second grade in the Rising Sun School system. She remained at Rising Sun for 37 years where she taught many different grades and subjects. Thelma is survived by two daughters: Sherry Timms(Ronald) of Rising Sun Indiana; Angela Morrison(John) of Springfield, Illinois; three granddaughters Lisa Bowne(Jim), Lori D’Agostino(Leonard) and Catherine Black(Jeff); And four great grandchildren: Maxwell, Ashley and Christopher Bowne and Charles Black .  Also surviving:  Nieces and nephews, beloved students and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William Dibble; parents Leva and Ova Livingston; two brothers Denton and Alton Livingston and sister, Esta Wagner. Thelma was awarded the Senior Volunteer of the Year Award at the Indiana State Fair and Volunteer of the Year Award by RSVP. Her favorite award of all was Teacher of the Year , presented to her by Rising Sun Middle School. She was also a member of Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Thelma Dibble Fund for Excellence in Science and Math at the Ohio County Community Foundation, Bethel Unity Baptist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral services will be 10 AM, Saturday, April 30 at the Ohio County Elementary Middle School cafeteria with Pastor Corey Potts officiating. Visitation will be Friday 5-8 PM at the school. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

  • Ted McKinney to speak in Greensburg

    first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Future in Farming Ag night will be held Thursday night at 6:00 PM at the Knight’s of Columbus in Greensburg.The event will feature the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Ted McKinney.Tickets for the event, which include a meal, are $20 and may be reserved today by calling 663-2832 or can be purchased at the door.last_img

  • EDC Cancels Meeting

    first_imgBatesville, IN — The Economic Development Commission meeting scheduled for Friday, September 18 at 8 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room has been canceled.last_img

  • Taylor torn up by Toon thrashing

    first_img The Magpies’ 6-0 humiliation at the hands of the Reds was their heaviest home defeat since 1925 and left them just five points clear of the Barclays Premier League drop zone with three games to play. They head for West Ham next Saturday knowing another pointless afternoon could leave them in genuine peril as the prospect of a second relegation in five seasons looms large. Central defender Taylor said: “It’s a sick feeling. At this moment in time, it feels like a family member has died, if I am being honest with you.” Steven Taylor likened Newcastle’s astonishing surrender to Liverpool to a death in the family as they were plunged deep into relegation trouble. He added: “In the dressing room, looking around everyone was devastated and realised the situation we are in. “We have got to accept what’s coming our way, and that’s going to be the criticism this weekend leading up to the West Ham game. “We have just got to put that to bed and focus on ourselves. Everybody is going to be criticising the team, the manager, everybody, but we have to stick together. “We have heard those words a lot in the past six months, but that’s vital now. The last three games are going to be like cup finals for us. “We have to apologise, first and foremost, to the fans, for everybody who came here and watched the lads, and hold our hands up because we know we let them down.” Realistically, one more win should be enough to preserve the club’s top-flight status with perennial strugglers, but seasoned survivors, Wigan facing a tough run-in after seeing their hopes of a precious victory over Tottenham dashed by a late equaliser. But a Magpies side which has won only once in the league away from St James’ Park this season will need to increase that tally at either Upton Park on Saturday or QPR the following weekend if they are to spare themselves a fraught final-day clash with Arsenal on Tyneside. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Solskjaer confirmed as Cardiff boss

    first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Cardiff manager, just six days after the sacking of Malky Mackay. Press Association “I felt I needed to be back here and I want to stay for the long, long term.” Solskjaer also paid tribute to the work his two immediate predecessors had done at the club; Dave Jones and Mackay. He said: “The two managers before me stabilised the club. Dave Jones got them to a cup final, and then Malky brought them up and also got them to a cup final. “They are going to be tough to follow, but I am glad to inherit the good squad that they moulded.” Solksjaer leaves Molde having delivered two league titles and a cup to the club. And Dalman has no doubt the Norwegian can make the step up to managing in the Premier League. “He has played and won at the highest level as a player and has been successful in Norway,” he said. “He is coming here to prove something to himself and to Cardiff. I had no doubts from day one, so I do feel like the cat that got the cream.” Solskjaer has joined on a “rolling contract”, but it has been suggested earlier in the week that he had reservations about taking the job due to the difficult relationship Mackay had with controversial owner Vincent Tan. There were also reports his former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had told him to turn Cardiff down, but the 40-year-old insisted the Scot had done no such thing, and had been in touch to wish him the best in his new role. Solskjaer said: “He has wished me the best and given me some good advice as he always does. I had a good conversation with him. “It it absolute nonsense (that he told me to turn down Cardiff).” Solskjaer insisted he had no problems working with Tan, having attended Wednesday’s defeat at Arsenal alongside the Malaysian and Dalman. He said: “I have had good chats with Mehmet and with the owner, we have had a good dialogue. “I go into this with my eyes open and I want the fans to be proud of us when we go on the pitch. “I will only ask my players for 100 per cent which was hammered down to me with the gaffer and Roy Keane at Manchester United. We can forgive mistakes as long as we have a go and enjoy playing in the Premier League. The former Manchester United striker and Molde manager completed talks on Thursday morning, having been identified by Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman as his first choice from the outset. He said: “I feel lucky to be back in the Premier League. I had to have a talk about it with the family obviously but it is a great opportunity.” last_img read more

  • West Palm Lawsuit: Greyhound Racing Ban is Unconstitutional

    first_imgTwo groups representing dog breeders and trainers have filed a lawsuit challenging a voter-approved ban on greyhound racing in Florida.The suit, which was filed last week in U.S. District Court, says the groups want the amendment to be declared unconstitutional, as they believe it gives dogs “a mysterious new set of rights,” while depriving some people of the right to use their property to make an income.West Palm Beach attorney Dawn Alba writes, “This sets an extremely dangerous precedent that an individual may now be dispossessed of personal property at the pleasure of the mob in violation of one of the bedrock principles of the laws of the United States.”The amendment was approved last November by 69 percent of Florida voters. It rules that all dog tracks, including the Palm Beach Kennel Club on Belvedere Road, must close by December 31, 2020.Two months ago, the Florida Greyhound Racing Association also filed a lawsuit in Pinellas County, asking a judge to make the state pay damages to a St. Petersburg kennel owner who claims his dogs are worth at least $50,000.In the local lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of the nonprofit Support Working Animals as well as several breeders and trainers, Alba explains that horse racing remains legal. She adds, “There is no justification for the unequal treatment of banning the wagering on dog races and allowing the wagering on all other animal races.”Alba says in contrast to dog owners, who often identify themselves as parents of pets, dogs legally are property. The new amendment, she continues, “creates a mysterious new set of rights that directly conflict with the existing laws in the state of Florida.”According to Carey Theil, executive director of Massachusetts-based GREY2K USA Worldwide, a group that supported the amendment, five of the state’s 11 tracks have closed since the amendment passed. Two other tracks have announced they will close in the spring, while another track has been sold to a developer.Three others, including the Palm Beach Kennel Club, will wait until next year’s deadline to close. “We’re going to go all the way through. We’re going to go out in style,” says Theresa Hume, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Kennel Club.last_img read more

  • Super Falcons Sail into AWCON Finals

    first_imgCup holders Nigeria will be one of the eight countries that will participate in the 10th African Women Cup of Nations holding in Cameroun, between November 19 and December 3 this year, after the champions saw off the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal 2-0 in Abuja on Tuesday.Goals by midfielders Rita Chikwelu and Osarenoma Igbinovia, in either half, sent the Falcons soaring to a 3-1 aggregate win over the Senegalese, following both teams’ 1-1 draw in Dakar on Friday.The seven –time African champions fluffed a hatful of chances in the first half, with Arsenal FC of England new signing Asisat Oshoala looking a lot less sharp than her usual self, and forward Desire Oparanozie forced to start from the bench as a result of the injury she sustained in the first leg.Oshoala even failed to convert from the penalty spot after Ebere Orji was upended in the box, before Chikwelu connected a brilliant pass to put Nigeria in front in the 36th minute. Igbinovia was at the right place to connect another brilliant pass from the right just a minute into the second half, to somehow settle the nerves of dignitaries and spectators at the National Stadium, Abuja.At the match were NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, NFF Executive Committee members Ibrahim Gusau, Chris Green, Babagana Kalli, Sunday Dele-Ajayi and Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, Chairman of Senate Committee on Sports, Obinna Ogba, former NFF General Secretary Bolaji Ojo-Oba, LMC’s Chief Operating Officer, Salihu Abubakar, former NFF General Secretary, Fanny Amun, and a number of chairmen and secretaries of Football Associations of different states of the federation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Federation Cup: Round of 64 Matches Begins

    first_imgThe Round of 64 matches of this year’s men Federation Cup competition, as well as the first round matches of the women competition, will begin across the country this afternoon.While venues in Oleh, Owerri, Oshogbo, Lokoja and Benin will host the women’s matches, the 29 matches in the men’s competition will be spread round the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Makurdi, Lokoja, Owerri, Umuahia, Enugu, Bauchi, Zaria, Ijebu-Ode, Jos, Oleh, Benin and Lagos.All matches will take place today and tomorrow, with the exception of the women’s match between Sure Babes of Ilorin and Gift of Life Queens of Umuahia that will come up on Friday, May 27.There will be 21 matches (20 men’s matches and one women’s match) today and 13 matches (nine men’s matches and four women’s matches) tomorrow. The Confluence Stadium, Lokoja will host a total of six matches (five men’s matches and one women’s match). The Oleh Township Stadium in Delta State will host two women’s matches on Thursday. Area 3 Stadium, Abuja will host four men’s matches.Kaduna will host three matches, just as the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri will host three matches (two men’s matches and one women’s match). Makurdi and Zaria will host two matches each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more