Jan. 17 declared special holiday for Kalibo fest

first_imgExecutive Secretary Salvador Medialdeasigned Proclamation No. 884 in behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte on Jan. 10to mark the celebration of the Ati-Atihan. BORACAY – Malacañang has declared Jan.17 a special non-working holiday in Kalibo, Aklan – the home of Ati-AtihanFestival.  Meanwhile, a devotional novena was seton Jan. 10 to 18 while the liturgies and Sadsad around Pastrana Park was slatedJan. 2 to 12 with masses for the devotees, leading to the Feast of Señor Sto.Niño de Kalibo.           “It is but fitting and proper that thepeople of the Municipality of Kalibo be given full opportunity to celebrate andparticipate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies,” the proclamationsaid.    Among the activities of the festivalinclude “Paeapak or pahilot” on Jan. 2 to 19; “Pagbisita ag Paghatod kay SeñorSto. Niño de Kalibo sa Baryo” on Jan. 2 to 9; and the dawn penitentialprocession, the blessing of tribes and pilgrims, and the Ro Hornada on Jan. 18.center_img The Kalibo town in Aklan is set for its annual Ati-Atihan Festival. In line with the celebration, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 17 a special non-working holiday in the capital town. EXPLORE BY TRAVELOKA On Jan. 19, the transfer of the Sto.Niño image will highlight the morning celebration while a religious processionand torch parade of the Sto. Niño images will take place around 3 p.m. alongthe major streets of the capital town.           A closing liturgy rite around 8 p.m.will cap the 18-day celebration.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

W. Visayas retains ASF-free status

first_imgThis province continues to regulate the movement of pork and pork products to protect the hog industries and localities free from the virus. These pigs are being raised in a farm. All the provinces in Western Visayas remain free from African swine fever, according to the Department of Agriculture. BUSINESSWORLD Regions declared free-zones or clear zones can send their live pigs, hog carcasses, pork and pork byproducts anywhere in the country. The National Zoning and Movement Plan in DA Circular No. 12, series of 2019 categorized the provinces and cities in the country into “free zone” and “contaminated zone” to indicate the levels of ASF. The Office of Provincial Veterinarian said the public should be vigilant and responsible about safeguarding Aklan’s swine industry against ASF.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) To recall, Gov. Florencio Miraflores issued Executive Orders No. 46 and 60 last year along with Memorandum Order No. 31 earlier this year to ban the entry of live swine, products and by products from Luzon and other ASF-affected places in Mindanao. ASF is a highly contagious hemorrhagic viral disease that spreads rapidly in pigs. Since there is no known vaccine against it yet – sick pigs die in two to 10 days – ASF is destructive to the swine industry.last_img read more

East Central senior receives excellence award

first_imgST. LEON, Ind. — Rylie Seaver, a senior at East Central High School, has been named as a 2017 Indiana Career and Technical Education Award for Excellence recipient.Seaver is completing the CORE 40 Academic Honors Diploma as well as the CORE 40 Technical Honors Diploma with a 3.99 GPA.The school says she has taken a wide variety of dual credit and AP courses while in high school and has been very involved in the community through middle and high school.The Awards for Excellence program identifies and recognizes students, programs, guidance/personnel service, and active partnerships that contribute to high-quality career and technical education in Indiana.Seaver will receive her award on February 17, during a ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.last_img read more

Henriquez heads to Dinamo Zagreb

first_imgManchester United striker Angelo Henriquez has joined Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb on loan. The 20-year-old Chilean failed to make an appearance for the Red Devils following his arrival from Universidad de Chile two years ago. He spent five months on loan at Wigan in his first year in England and last season went to Spanish second division side Real Zaragoza, where he scored six times in 25 appearances. “I am happy with my arrival at Dinamo, with whom I want to do good things,” Henriquez told the Croatian club’s website. “I have a lot of motivation and I want to prove myself and I believe Dinamo is a great club for it.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Football: Departure of key talent leaves offensive line, backfield searching for replacements

first_imgWeek three of the spring position previews shifts focus from Jim Leonhard’s defense to the offensive side of the football, a unit also welcoming many new faces to the mix.I don’t need to be the one to say that last year’s Badgers disappointed for many reasons. This lack of success can partially be credited to the team’s offense only scoring 29.7 points per game, good for 61st in the nation, after scoring 33.8 points per game during the team’s outstanding 2017 season.The underlying stats, however, paint a different picture.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…An important statistic in evaluating offensive production is yards per play. This stat takes the total yards gained by an offense and divides it by the number of plays the unit ran during the course of a season.The 2017 Badgers, a team that went 13-1 and fell a drive short of the College Football Playoff, averaged 6.1 yards per play.The 2018 Badgers, a team that went 8-5, averaged 6.4 yards per play.The drop in offensive production on the scoreboard was not due to a lack of production by the team as a whole, but rather due to untimely turnovers and a lack of efficiency in the red zone and on special teams — Rafael Gaglianone, the team’s kicker, made an atrocious 58 percent of his field goals.So, now that Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Joe Rudolph has lost much of his 2018 and 2017 talent to graduation and the NFL, it’s time for him to rebuild his unit in order to bring the Badgers back into national relevance.The first positional units of the offense previewed are the offensive line and backfield.Offensive LineBadger fans know the offensive line has been a pivotal cog in Head Coach Paul Chryst’s and Rudolph’s offensive system, one premised on dominating the line of scrimmage and running the football.Last year the line boasted NFL talent across the board in Jon Dietzen, Michael Deiter, Tyler Biadasz, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards.Football Outsiders’ end-of-year rankings had the unit as the best in the nation, outperforming the great offensive lines of Alabama, Oklahoma and other top programs.Looking forward to 2019, however, only Biadasz returns to the team, and a new-look line must be ushered in around him.The good news for Wisconsin fans is that Chryst hasn’t had any trouble in the past bringing top-level talent at the position to the school, as he has seemingly rebooted the line to a perennial top-ten unit in the nation every year.Current linemen on the roster who will battle for open starting jobs alongside Biadasz include redshirt sophomore Kayden Lyles, redshirt senior Jason Erdmann, redshirt sophomore Tyler Beach, redshirt senior David Moorman, redshirt sophomore Logan Bruss and redshirt sophomore Josh Seltzner.With Biadasz on the sideline for the spring session and several spring practices in the books, the shape of the line around him is starting to form with Moorman at left tackle, Seltzner at left guard, Bruss at right guard and Beach at right tackle.This lineup is not finalized, however, as Chryst and the staff will welcome in five-star recruit Logan Brown to the team in the fall and have Erdmann and Cole Van Lanen, players who both played in 13 games a year ago, battling for the positions.Despite all these new names up front, Biadasz is encouraged with the progress that they’ve made as a unit since the spring began.“They’re doing a hell of a job this spring so far,” Biadasz said. “It’s only week two and they’re doing a really good job of just catching along and building themselves each practice.”Chryst and Rudolph hope that the development at the position continues as the spring and summer progress and that the line can come close to their 2017 and 2018 form.Football: Fresh defensive line, linebacking corps seek to return Wisconsin defense to dominanceThe date was December 27, but the Badgers’ 34–3 Pinstripe Bowl victory against the University of Miami feels like it Read…Running Back and FullbackThe answer in the backfield is clear. Jonathan Taylor is back in Madison for his junior season and will be ready to defend the Doak Walker Award he received last fall.Taylor is coming off a sophomore season that not only lived up to the hype that followed his freshman campaign but exceeded it with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns. To put Taylor’s historic first two seasons in perspective, he’s on pace to become the greatest running back in Wisconsin history.What isn’t clear about the backfield, however, is who will play Robin to Taylor’s Batman and keep him fresh throughout the season.Last year, Taiwan Deal, Garrett Groshek and Chris James split the role of the team’s backup running back and filled it well, averaging 6.6, 6.5 and 4.7 yards per carry respectively. Groshek is back in Madison this season but Deal and James both graduated last spring, leaving a big hole in the rotation.Chryst addressed the running back rotation when speaking after the Badgers’ 7th spring practice.“There are spots or roles to be earned,” Chryst said. “That’s where spring is a good time to get reps, the consistency probably won’t come until fall camp.”The likely heir to Deal and James’ role as one of Taylor’s backups is Bradrick Shaw. Shaw was injured for all of the 2018 season but showed promise during his freshman year in 2016, rushing for over 450 yards on an average of 5.2 yards per carry.Shaw and Groshek should do an effective job aiding Taylor this season — Shaw as more of the bruising, powerful back and Groshek as a third-down passing option.The story of departed talent continues at the fullback position with Alec Ingold graduating and pursuing an NFL career. The likely replacement for Ingold is redshirt junior Mason Stokke. Stokke played in nine games a year ago, only carrying the ball four times.Other fullbacks on the roster are sophomore Leo Chenal and redshirt sophomore Coy Wanner.Both of these units — the offensive line and backfield — will work to take pressure off one of the most talked about positions coming into spring and summer football — quarterback.Will Graham Mertz, the No. 5 overall quarterback in this year’s class, take the helm as a true freshman? Will Jack Coan build off his productive-at-times 2018 season?Next week the quarterback position will be previewed along with the wide receiver group, two positions with plenty still up in the air with the 2019 campaign around the corner.Note: The print version of this article incorrectly identified Logan Brown as Trent Brown. The Badger Herald regrets this error. Brown’s correct name is listed in this story.last_img read more

2017 Rose Bowl

first_imgWhat started out as a one-sided blowout-in-the-making turned into a nail-biting, highest scoring game in Rose Bowl history.,USC claimed its 25th Rose Bowl victory in program history,The festivities included a trip to Disneyland and the annual Beef Bowl.,Both teams rode long winning streaks to the postseason.,The team that started the season 1-3 has turned it around.,A look back at Sam Darnold’s spectacular rise,The comeback kids battle it out in the second half,USC football is backlast_img read more

Former rugby league star to join Munster backroom team

first_imgThe incoming Ireland defence coach will join the province for the next four months.Farrell – who was part of England’s coaching ticket for their 2015 World cup campaign – can’t work with an international team during the Six Nations as part of his gardening leave however he can work with clubs.The Reds have struggled in recent weeks losing 5 of their last 6 matches.last_img

Ryan retains place in Ireland side for France game

first_imgThis is the team chosen by coach Joe Schmidt:15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster)11. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster)9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s/Leinster)2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)4. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)6. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster)7. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) The Nenagh native will once again line up alongside Devin Toner in the second row.As expected, Johnny Sexton returns to the starting XV after injury and replaces Paddy Jackson.Captain Rory Best is back too after missing the victory over Italy in Rome through illness.last_img read more

Siasia Hails ADRON as Annual Games Begin

first_imgEx-international, Samson Siasia, has showered praises on the management of ADRON Homes and properties for its annual games for its staff members and other Nigerians.Siasia, who is an ambassador for the 2018 Games said it was a good initiative by the company.The former Super Eagles coach who also led the national U-23 team to win silver and bronze in the football event of two different Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and Brazil 2014 stressed that health was an important factor of building a good work atmosphere. Samson Siasia He said: ”Fitness is the ultimate in life. It is only a fit staff that will be productive at work and it is also good to encourage the members of staff on bonding.“Some of those not based in Lagos with meet other members of staff and it is so wonderful. I give kudos to the ADRON management and I also enjoin the staff to take advantage of the games to work on their fitness.”Siasia charged other corporate organisations in the country to emulate ADRON Homes and create events that would boost fitness of their staff members.This year’s edition slated to start today at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex will feature track and field events for ADRON workers, Landlords and Home owners, ADRON Contractors as well as Partners of ADRON Homes and Properties LimitedThe Games will feature track and field events as well as inter regional competition featuring six regions of the company namely, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Ogun, Ibadan, FCT Abuja and the ADRON Head Office.The annual tournament ends on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more