Carriers to cut Kalibo ops as COVID-19 threat persists

first_imgThese workers roam around the vicinity of the Kalibo International Airport. JUN AGUIRRE/PN KALIBO, Aklan – As the threat of the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) persists, more airline companies have announced furtherreduction of their operation at the Kalibo International Airport (KIA),according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP-Kalibo chief Engr. Eusebio MonserateJr. said KIA will have no more international flights beginning March 8 thisyear.  Monserate added the global scare of theCOVID-19 has prompted various carriers operating at the KIA to halt their services.Some of the airlines that will expand their suspension of flights includeAirAsia and Pan Pacific. “The CAAP central office has noadvisories against any travel ban for now. The cancellation of flights was thedecision of the airline companies themselves,” Monserate explained. Monserate, however, clarified that the suspensionis indefinite. center_img “There are also chartered flightsscheduled on March 23 and 25. From then, we will await for advisories if whenthe international flights would resume,” he added. On March 1, a flight was expected toarrive to KIA from Taiwan but was cancelled. The last international flights to bringpassengers to the KIA will be coming from Incheon and Busan – both cities fromSouth Korea on March 7. Monserate noted that the KIA willcontinue to operate their three domestic flights from and to Manila, Cebu andClark./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldog Spikers Sink Lady Pirates

first_imgBulldogs send Pirates to murky depths in both JV & Varsity matches.From Coach Shelly Prickel.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV Volleyball team notched a strong conference win vs. Greensburg in 2 sets. Scores were 25-17, 25-11. The team served with an impressive 94% accuracy for the match. Nikki Fox (18/18 with 14 points including 4 aces) and Regina Gerstbauer (16/16 with 14 points including 5 aces) were each perfect from the service line to lead the team. Gerstbauer was also the top attacker with 6 kills in 13 swings. Katie Bedel chipped in with 5 kills, while Grace Sarringhaus and Shelby Westerfeld had 4 kills a piece in the front line. Fox had 12 good serve receptions and  8 digs to lead the back row. The team improves to 13-5 this season.The Varsity match didn’t quite come off as planned. But we had two very important take aways  from the match.  One:  we can dominate teams, Two:  we can gut it out when we need to!We played very consistent ball in the first two sets, minimizing the unforced errors, hitting our spots on serve and quick transition to offense. We passed marginally well, but executed the game plan on who to stop and where our focus needed to be…  but the other side of the coin dropped in game three.  At one point I think we missed four or five serves in a row, thus keeping the score close and putting pressure on ourselves.  Instead of a clam aggressive approach we went to a passive timid approach to which it took a full set and a half to come out of…  But we regained composure enough to serve tough down the line and I think we were a bit luck to get the right rotation in the front to close out the match.Scores were 25-20, 25-11, 22-25, 26-24.  #8 Lily Abplanalp  had 4 aces on 23 error free serves.  #23 Hattie Westerfeld had 17 kills hitting .343 for the evening. #5 Macy Prickel had 16 digs on the evening.  Full box score and stats are on MaxPreps.Please come out to senior night at the dog pound tomorrow evening.  We are celebrating the six seniors who are leaving it all on the court.  #1 Bea Amberger, #8 Lily Abplanalp, # 11 Jenna Ertel, #16 Caitlyn Broering, #23 Hattie Westerfeld, # 24 Monica Gerstbauer, and MGR Mitchell Thomas.  JV starts @ 5:00, with senior recognition between matches.  South Dearborn will be the opponent.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Investigators need help in death investigation

first_imgShelbyville, IN—A death investigation is underway after a body was found in an apartment building in Shelbyville. Police say the body was found Monday in a building on East Broadway.The cause of death wasn’t able to be determined due to the “state of decomposition,” so police are awaiting the results of an autopsy. The deceased hasn’t been identified.Anyone with information can call Shelbyville police at 317-392-5118last_img

St George’s footballer Dominic James died of cardiac failure – autopsy

first_imgA PATHOLOGIST at the University Hospital of the West Indies concluded on Thursday that 18-year-old St George’s High School Manning Cup captain Dominic James, died of cardiac failure.The player was apparently suffering from a condition known as Cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. Early on there may be few or no symptoms.Others may have shortness of breath, feel tired, or have swelling of the legs due to heart failure. Those affected are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.James, who also played Manning Cup football for Jamaica College (JC) until the 2013-2014 season, was named captain of St George’s during the pre-season. He died at the start of his sixth game of the season.Reports said James collapsed on the field about three minutes into the game and was attended to by three doctors. He was eventually taken to the Medical Associates Hospital where he was pronounced dead.His death triggered an emotional outpouring from the football fraternity, including the Jamaica Football Federation as well as the Waterhouse Football Club with whom James won an Under-20 championship in 2014.James was remembered as an outstanding student and midfield player who had a bright future ahead of him.last_img read more

Europa: Wenger on the Brink ahead of Milan Clash

first_imgArsene Wenger has one last chance to salvage the worst year of his Arsenal reign and potentially save his job when the beleaguered Gunners boss faces AC Milan in the Europa League this evening.Wenger has presided over a miserable campaign that threatens to bring a painful end to the Frenchman’s near 22-year spell in north London.Battered by a wretched run of eight defeats in 13 games, Arsenal was outclassed by Manchester City in the League Cup final and saw its FA Cup defence ruined with a shock defeat at second-tier Nottingham Forest. A 2-1 loss at Brighton on Sunday was Arsenal’s fourth successive defeat in all competitions and left Wenger’s side 13 points adrift of the Premier League’s top four and 33 points behind runaway leaders City.Furious Arsenal fans chanted “we want Wenger out” during the Brighton debacle.And, although criticism for the 68-year-old is nothing new, the opprobrium has risen to unprecedented levels this term as Arsenal’s decline has become ever more apparent.Wenger suffered foul-mouthed abuse while boarding a train home from a defeat at Stoke back in 2014 and was subjected to sustained calls for his sacking before signing a new contract at the end of last season.But even those torrid times seem tame in comparison to the current tidal wave of angst engulfing Wenger.Support for Wenger has waned so dramatically that 88 per cent of the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust’s 1,000 members on Monday voted in favour of his contract being terminated at the end of the season.“The responses to our survey showed huge affection and respect for Arsene but also the view that he is no longer taking Arsenal forward,” said an AST spokesman.“Our message to the club is that they must be proactive and take the decision sooner rather than later.”That would be a bitter conclusion for Wenger, who for so long was heralded as the club’s greatest ever manager but is now in danger of leaving with a severely tarnished legacy.Greeted by sneering newspaper headlines that asked “Arsene Who?” when he was hired as a relative unknown in 1996, Wenger blazed a trail through the Premier League with his commitment to sports science and a world-wide scouting network that far eclipsed those of Arsenal’s rivals at the time.He led Arsenal to three Premier League titles, including the incredible ‘Invincibles’ campaign in 2003-04, while also reaching the 2006 Champions League final and winning seven FA Cups.But once Wenger’s competitors caught up with his ground-breaking methods, he was unable to adapt.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

SuperSport’s Naija Made to Broadcast Live Eagles/Libya Match

first_imgSuperSport, has announced that its premier magazine show, Naija Made will broadcast live from the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo venue of the Nigeria and Libya AFCON 2019 qualifier this Saturday, 13 October at 5pm on SuperSport 9 (DStv channel 229) and SuperSport Select 1 (GOtv channel 31).Executive Head of Studio & OB Production, SuperSport, Felix Awogu said: “We are very excited to bring our premier football programme that delivers Nigerian football content live to our teeming fans in Uyo. This will be our first out-of-studio broadcast and we are excited that it coincides with the much-anticipated Nigeria and Libya AFCON qualifier”.Football fans in Uyo will have front row seats to enjoy this highlight show that showcases players, statistics, action, expert analysis and behind the scenes footage of Nigerian football matches. Naija Made is exclusive to SuperSport.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Radulov, Stars jump on Avs in 2nd, take 2-0 series lead

first_imgLast Updated: 25th August, 2020 10:51 IST Radulov, Stars Jump On Avs In 2nd, Take 2-0 Series Lead Alexander Radulov scored on a deflection off his chest as part of a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series Associated Press Television News First Published: 25th August, 2020 10:51 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Alexander Radulov scored on a deflection off his chest as part of a four-goal second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round series.Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa revitalized the Stars by scoring in a 43-second span during a 5-on-3 advantage.Dallas was just getting started. Radulov knocked in the go-ahead goal when a shot bounced off a stick, into his chest and over Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz. Esa Lindell then added another with 46 seconds remaining to make it 4-2.The Avalanche pulled Francouz with around two minutes left in the game, but couldn’t score. Jamie Oleksiak added an empty-netter with 10 seconds left.Anton Khudobin stopped 39 shots as the Stars won their fifth straight game. He came up big in the first by only allowing a goal from Nathan MacKinnon, despite Colorado out-shooting Dallas, 20-6.MacKinnon also had an assist on Mikko Rantanen’s second-period goal.ISLANDERS 4, FLYERS 0TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots, Andy Greene scored his first playoff goal in a decade and New York opened its second-round series by blanking Philadelphia.The Islanders clicked early in their first playoff meeting with the rival Flyers since 1987, withstood a second-period flurry and closed it out with three goals in the third.Greene scored in the first period and Varlamov was sharp all night in his second shutout of the 2020 playoffs and fourth of his postseason career.Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Anders Lee and Devon Toews scored in the third period.Carter Hart stopped 26 shots for the top-seeded Flyers.Image credits: AP Written Bycenter_img COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more