Judging for the 2017 Night in Venice house and condo decorating contests will start 15 minutes earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast. The judging had been scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. but now will begin at 5:15 p.m. Event organizers ask that all boat captains report promptly to the staging grounds near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge and be prepared to begin the parade on time or slightly early.
The new measure, which came into effecton Feb. 7, for border control checkpoints in Sitio Bacolod-Caticlan,Dumlog, and Union (Nabas)-Caticlan, and the Caticlan port for travellersof motorized pump boats from Romblon and roll-on roll-off vessels fromMindoro and Batangas as a precautionary move against COVID-19. “Titingnannatin ang lifting ng bordercheckpoints sa Feb. 15 or 16, mga 14 days mula Jan. 31 directive niPresident Rodrigo Duterte. Ditona sa Caticlan port anginspection bago makarating saBoracay ang mga visitors ayon sa pag-uusap namin ni Governor (FlorencioMiraflores),”the acting mayor added. Acting town mayor Frolibar Bautista saidthe lifting, however, would entail stringent health screenings atthe Caticlan port for tourists entering Boracay. Last week, Bautista issued ExecutiveOrder (EO) No. 4, which temporarily bars the entry to Malay and Boracay Islandof any persons, regardless of nationality, who travelled to China andits special administrative regions for the past 14 days. The local task force also reported atleast 65 persons under monitoring in Boracay Island as of Feb.11. These are tourists who travelled to the country before the lockdown imposed bythe national government. (With a reportfrom Akean Forum/PN) “Mahigpitang pagbabantay natin na hindi makapasok sila sa Caticlan. Pag-aaralan din natin ang mga galingTaiwan dahil sa EO No. 4 hindi included ang Taiwan,” Bautista said. Police officers flag down this vehicle at a border control checkpoint in Malay, Aklan. The local government unit put up checkpoints in strategic parts of the town to lessen the risk of spreading the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). MALAY PNP Bautista said45 Chinese tourists tried to enter a border checkpoint inbarangay Caticlan on February 11, but they were denied by the task force. Bautista said Boracay is safewith no reported persons under investigation (PUIs) as wellas no cases of coronavirus. However, the acting mayor admittedthe deadly outbreak in China would impact the tourism industry ofBoracay Island. Transiting tourists were‘intercepted’ in border control checkpoints by Malay task force anti-COVID-19after learning they had travel history to China, Hong Kong andMacau. “Malakiang impact dahil saChinese market. Mga 40 percent ang nawala natourist arrivals sa Boracaydahil sa coronavirus,”he added. BORACAY – The local government unit ofMalay, Aklan considers lifting of border control checkpoints imposed tolessen the risk of spreading the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19). Local police and health authorities manningthe border control checkpoints required travellers to present theirpassports to identify travel history, and to see whether they have symptoms ofcoronavirus.
DES MOINES — A resolution proposing a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences unanimously passed a three-member state senate panel Wednesday.Two felons spoke at the subcommittee’s hearing. Sixty-year-old Rick Sattler of Iowa City was convicted of vehicular homicide in 2006 and is paying 150-thousand dollars in restitution.“I’m not diminishing what I did. I feel terrible about what I did. I live with that every day,” Sattler said. “…That’s not what this is about.”Sattler — and others around the room — said giving felons the right to vote is about redemption and second chances. Sheila Corsbie, a lobbyist for the United Methodist Church, was paroled in 2009 and is among the felons who applied to the governor to have their voting rights restored.“Because of getting my rights back and becoming a productive member of society, now I am able to give back to people,” she said, “and I think if I wasn’t given my rights back, who knows where I would be.”Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Community at the Newton prison, said he sees inmates who want to change their lives.“Part of changing your life is reintegration into the society after a person is released,” Admiraal said. “I strongly believe that we don’t need to punish people excessively, that we need to give them a second chance.”Pat Stalter of Adel, a pastor of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ Church in Woodward, said she believes in second chances “without strings attached.”“I believe in redemption. I believe in wholeness,” Stalter said, “and this legislative body has a chance to move into that space.”Governor Kim Reynolds has made this issue a top priority. Kayla Lyon from her governor’s staff told legislators they were hearing “powerful” testimony today.“She truly does believe in second chances and that’s why we’re talking about this today,” Lyon said. “She believes that the voting rights of a convicted felon should not be forever stripped and further she does not believe the restoration should be in the hands of a single person.”Since Reynolds became governor, she has used her authority to restore voting rights to 122 paroled felons. The governor told reporters she’s granted two of those requests this week and she spoke to both applicants.“I can’t even begin to describe to you their appreciation for that phone call and what it means to them to really get back their dignity and really become a better citizen in the state of Iowa,” Reynolds said during her weekly news conference Wednesday.A month ago, a subcommittee in the Iowa House embraced the governor’s proposed constitutional amendment on felon voting rights.
JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “I thought he rushed too much in his last out at Los Alamitos when I saw it. He still ran well and finished well in the end but I knew (what I would do differently.)“I knew Boozer and Songforjohnmichael were coming from shorter distances and were going to show more speed today. I pretended to go to the lead to make the other horses go, they went and I found my position and waited as long as I could until the right moment. I knew that Soi Phet was going to come running in the end so I wanted to save a little bit.“I thought we won. When we got to the stretch I still had a little horse and he was fine.” DOUG O’NEILL, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “Rafael thought he was like riding a bike a little in that you have to keep (his) mind on the game. But, at the same time he’s a horse that is very tempting to shoot off to the lead early with because he has the gate speed. Rafael chose to sit in a reserved spot and when he called on him, he chirped at him he had saved enough for the end.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Steve Keh of Glendale, CA, Jim Richardson of Danville, CA, Pablo Suarez of Valencia, CA, Tom Roberts of Corona, CA and Wonderland Racing Stables of Orange, Connecticut. KENT DESORMEAUX, SOI PHET, SECOND: “Gallant effort, I thought I won. I thought I won.”
Chelsea defender Sam Hutchinson is likely to complete a loan move to Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours.Hutchinson has been having talks with the Championship club since the weekend and by Thursday afternoon an agreement seemed virtually in place.He is expected to sign in time to make his Forest debut in their league opener against Bristol City on Saturday.See also:Chelsea youngster in line for Nottingham Forest loan moveMcEachran expects six-month loan moveForest boss O’Driscoll confirms interest in signing Chelsea man Chelsea confirm Hutchinson loan deal Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two weeks ago Wednesday we got 85 acres of beans in. They are not sprayed yet but they are in. The weekend of May 18 we were able to pick away a little on some dry corn fields and we got maybe 60 acres of corn in but that’s about it. We got another 1.1 inches on that next Tuesday into Wednesday. It has been cool but now they are talking about 80 degrees for the next few days. I just checked the ground temperature and it was 60. There is a chance of rain in the next few days then more rain after that. It depends on how much we get if we can keep going or not. It seems like there are pockets where some guys have quite a bit done and there are some places where they haven’t even gotten started. The wheat looks pretty good. It is heading out. The cool, wet temperatures have kept it going. We usually don’t spray fungicide on the wheat but there are a few guys starting to spray. This week a lot of guys laid down their first cutting triticale and it got rained on. They are going to try to get it chopped before it rains again. I don’t think there has been any attempt at dry hay around here. The triticale has been short this year. I talked to a lot of guys and they haven’t gotten the tonnage out of it that they wanted to get. The grass hay is finally growing now that it has gotten warmer but up until now it hasn’t grown like we thought it would. It hasn’t warmed up enough for it to really take off. I don’t know if we have had any days in the 80s yet, maybe one or two. We had a few days last week that were pretty warm during the day and then in the 60s at night, but today might be the first day in the 80s we’ve had. We plant quite a bit around Memorial Day and the week after but if we get washed out again we’ll be getting behind. We are going to mow some triticale down today and then once the dew dries we’ll try to put some more corn in.
rulesEds: Adding high courts observationsMumbai, Aug 16 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today restrained the Maharashtra government from granting permission to bullock cart races in the state in the absence of rules to ensure that no cruelty is meted to the animals.A division bench of Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur and Justice N M Jamdar said when the government has till date not framed rules, as envisaged in the amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, it cannot grant permission.The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Pune resident Ajay Marathe, bringing to the courts notice a bullock cart race scheduled in his district tomorrow.The petition sought the court to stay the race. It also said that under the amended act, the state government is required to ensure that no cruelty is meted to the bullocks during races.”Till the rules are framed under the act, the state government cannot grant permission for bullock cart races. Even if and after the rules are framed, we would first go through the same and only after our nod the races would be permitted,” Chief Justice Chellur said.”The state is obligated to evolve a mechanism or a procedure on how it proposes to ensure that no harm or suffering is caused to the animals,” she said.Government pleader Abhinandan Vagyani told the court that the draft rules are ready and have been uploaded on the governments website for inviting suggestions and objections from persons concerned.advertisementThe bench directed the government to file its affidavit within two weeks in response to the petition.After perusing the order passed by the Supreme Court in the Jallikattu matter, Chief Justice Chellur said, “It is clear from the apex court order that bulls cannot be viewed as performing animals since they are not anatomically designed for that purpose. They are not horses.”The petitioner today informed the court that under the amended Act, anyone who is found to be harming the animals would face a sentence of maximum three years or fine of Rs 5 lakh.The Maharashtra Assembly had in April passed a legislation for resumption of bullock cart races across the state, after Tamil Nadu enacted a law to regularise its rural sport Jallikattu.The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Maharashtra Amendment) Bill would regularise the bullock race, a popular sport in rural Maharashtra which had been banned in 2014 on the ground that it caused pain and suffering to bullocks.State Animal Husbandry Minister Mahadev Jankar had then said the amendment was being made to the central act, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, in view of the vital role of the bullock cart race in preserving and promoting tradition and culture.After the Tamil Nadu government enacted the law to regulate Jallikattu (taming of the bull), there was a demand to revive bullock races in Maharashtra. PTI SP GK ZMN
Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS): Over 300,000 students are expected to benefit from an integrated school feeding project, to be implemented by the Government. Titled: ‘Strengthening of School Feeding Programmes in the Framework of Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative’, the project involves collaboration among the Ministries of Health; Agriculture and Fisheries; and Education.It aims to strengthen the Government’s existing school feeding programme by, among other things: ensuring adequate nutrition for students through increased access to affordable nutritious, safe, and quality foods in schools; and establishing and maintaining a comprehensive school feeding national policy, plan, and legislation.This integrated school feeding project model has recorded significant success in Brazil, where it has been undertaken over the past 50 years. Brazil’s government, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are partnering with Jamaica to implement the initiative, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the arrangement, is to be signed by the major stakeholders.At the launch on Tuesday (September 9), at the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) New Kingston offices, Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, said its implementation will ensure that children, particularly at the early childhood level, have access to adequate nutritious meals each day, thereby fortifying their development.“We know that in that first 1,000 days (of a child’s life), and beyond, to perhaps grade eight, is the time of brain formation, or personality development, when nutrition plays a tremendously important role,” he said. He stated that the “knowledge… of the Brazil model of school feeding will be of inestimable opportunity for us in Jamaica. This is exactly the kind of cooperation we need for Jamaica, and I trust that the information that will be purveyed, will not only be a fillip to the local economy, but, also, be a tremendous strength to the process of education.” In his remarks, Acting Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said the initiative is integral to “our holistic drive for the National Food Security and Nutrition Programme.”“If we wish to have a nation that is healthy, then we must ensure that our young children are properly fed and, from the earliest stages, be involved in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, our educational, health, and agricultural policies and programmes must be crafted and implemented in such a way as to enhance convergence and collaboration to ensure the best outcomes,” he stated.“It is for this reason that the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is fully committed to ensuring the supply of more nutritious and locally grown foods throughout the nation, specifically in the school feeding programme,” Mr. Kellier assured.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, gave the Ministry’s commitment to playing its part to achieve the goals that have been outlined in the (project) MoU.”In his remarks, FAO’s representatives to Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas,Dr. Jerome Thomas, said that school feeding programmes are important in promoting food and nutrition security in countries where they exist.“They also impact on the implementation of public policies for the achievement of the right to food. For these reasons, school feeding programmes are, therefore, recommended as one of the major strategies for addressing long-term sustainable development,” he added.PIOJ Director General, Colin Bullock, said the project represents an important partnership between regional governments and the Government of Brazil, supported by the FAO, while Charge d’Affaires at the Brazilian Embassy in Jamaica, Alfonso Nery, said his Government welcomes the opportunity to share the key components of its school feeding programme with Jamaica.Key among the project’s initial engagements is a two-day workshop, being conducted by visiting Brazilian school feeding experts, for 45 participants from several government ministries, departments, and agencies, at the PIOJ, which commenced on September 8.The workshop’s participants also include representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia, where similar programmes are slated for implementation. Following the workshop, the participants will receive additional training, which will run until December 16.Brazil boasts one of the world’s most successful school feeding programmes in the world. Managed by the National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE), Brazil’s programme currently provides nutritious food to more than 45 million children across the South American nation, through integrated public policy development and implementation with other government sectors. Brazil’s involvement in Jamaica’s project forms part of the Government’s commitment to South-South cooperation, particularly with Caribbean countries. Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, jamaica, school feeding program Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica