More Aklan villages ‘cleared of illegal drugs’

first_imgIn Kalibo, the drug-free barangays areLinabuan Norte, Nalook, Mabilo, Briones, Mobo, and Caano. The remainingbarangays of Poblacion, Pook, Andagao, New Buswang, Old Buswang, Estancia,Linabuan Norte, and Bakhaw Sur are being closely monitored for illegal drugactivities. Three other barangays – Naasug,Kabulihan and Dumlog were cleared of illegal drugs, bringing the total to sixout of 17 barangays in Malay, Aklan. Last week, the Regional OversightCommittee identified the barangays of Tinigaw and Bakhaw Norte in Kalibo, andthe barangays of Sambiray, Cogon and Nabaoy in Malay as drug-cleared barangays. Other parameters of the Dangerous DrugsBoard Regulation are the existence of drug awareness, preventive education andinformation programs, active involvement of the Sangguniang Kabataan to helpmaintain the drug-cleared status of the barangay, existence of voluntary andcompulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk and activeinvolvement of barangay officials in anti-drug activities.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)center_img BORACAY – Five additional barangays inthe towns of Malay and Kalibo in Aklan have recently been declared free fromillegal drugs.   The villages have no clandestine druglaboratory and chemical warehouse, “drug pushers or users,” non-availability ofdrug supply, marijuana cultivation site and drug den as validated by thePhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP),Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of the Interior and LocalGovernment (DILG) in the region. last_img read more

Edith M. Reed

first_imgEdith M. Reed of Sunman was born on February 26, 1948 in Batesville, the daughter of Edward John and Helen Marie Bowman Reed.  She worked at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville and later, Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.  Edith loved attending church festivals and playing bingo.  On May 24, 2016, at the age of 68, she passed away at the Waters of Batesville. Those surviving who will cherish Edith’s memory include her sisters, Karen Reed, Sharon Campbell and Rosemary Reed, all of Sunman, and Janice (Jack) Kosidlo of Cambria, PA; brother, Richard Reed of Weisburg, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward John Reed, Jr., and sister-in-law, Della Reed. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Funeral services will begin at 12 p.m. and burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery-New Alsace Campus.center_img Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to assist with expenses.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Edith M. Reed.last_img read more

Hope, Campbell in firing line as Simmons mulls batting changes

first_imgBy Matt RollerWEST Indies coach Phil Simmons has admitted that he is “concerned” by the form of John Campbell and Shai Hope, and will consider making top-order changes ahead of the third Test.Campbell and Hope both fell cheaply on the final day of the second Test, and have made 52 and 57 runs respectively in four innings in this series. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Simmons also bemoaned West Indies’ failure to convert fifties into hundreds throughout the series, and said that changes would have to be discussed.“(Campbell and Hope’s form) is something that we have to discuss over the next couple of days, and make a decision as to which direction we go there,” Simmons said. “You’re right, they haven’t fired, so we’ve got to take that into consideration.“We’ve had five or six half-centuries (in this Test) and no conversion. It’s something that we’ve been talking about a lot, and no one has taken up that opportunity in this game, yet again. It is disappointing.“It’s critical that our batsmen carry on and make big hundreds. (Ben) Stokes made 176, what’s-his-name (Dom Sibley) 120-odd. Our batsmen need to make hundreds, because our bowlers have been doing their job. Now the batsmen need to stand up and do what they have to for West Indies cricket.”In particular, Simmons said that he was disappointed with Hope’s form. Captain Jason Holder had backed Hope coming into the second Test, saying that he had “all the confidence that Shai Hope will deliver”, but scores of 25 and 7 only extended a miserable run of form that has seen him make 111 runs at 12.33 in his last 10 Test innings.“Yes, I’m concerned,” Simmons admitted. “He’s gone four innings without a score, in contrast to how he played over the last five, six months in the other formats. I am concerned about his form, and we’ll be sitting down and chatting about that over the next couple of days.”Simmons added that the moment he thought anyone was playing for their place in the side rather than for the team, they would be dropped.“If I think you’re more concerned about your current form than what you can do for the team, then you can think about your current form on the sideline,” he said. “So far, everyone has been looking to work hard for the team, and if someone changes that train of thought, then he’s not there for the team and we’ll have to think about that very, very seriously.”While Campbell’s batting is the main concern, Simmons also criticised his fielding, after he dropped Stokes in the second over of the final day. Stokes was on 29 at the time, and went on to add 48 more runs off his next 34 balls to put England into a commanding position.“If you go out and drop him (Stokes) within six balls (11) of the start, well then you’ve got problems,” Simmons said. “It’s our doing that, he had the opportunity to go on and show what he’s made of.”The West Indies management had previously suggested that they would consider adding players from the reserves to the 15-man squad ahead of the third Test of the series, depending on how the series panned out.The back-up batsman in the main squad is the uncapped Nkrumah Bonner, but the management will discuss alternatives in the coming days. Left-handed Shayne Moseley is the most experienced opener in the reserves, and there may also be a temptation to include the 22-year-old Joshua Da Silva. He made 189 unbeaten runs at the top of the order in the second intra-squad warm-up match.There may be some workload management for West Indies’ seamers too, after the visitors decided to pick an unchanged XI for the second Test. Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach have bowled 69.5 and 80 overs respectively in the series so far, and with only three days’ recovery time after back-to-back Tests, there may be little choice but to rotate.“I have no regrets,” Simmons said, when asked about the decision to pick an unchanged team. “We did well, we won the Test match before, and looking at the squad and the team we played in that Test match, we were happy with the team we went in with.”Simmons also reacted sharply when a journalist described Gabriel – who struggled for rhythm on the first morning and was off the field for some time on the second day – as looking “stiff”.“I don’t know about Shannon being anything,” he said. “Shannon bowled at good pace in every spell he bowled, even last night.” He did, however, concede that the team would keep an eye on the quick in the lead-up to the third Test. “We’ll have to take things into consideration over the next couple of days, and then make a decision.”Uncapped Chemar Holder and bowling all-rounder Raymon Reifer are the back-up seamers in the main squad, but West Indies may well include off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall for the third Test. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Memorable Opening Days from Dodgers seasons past

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Veteran left-hander Jerry Reuss was supposed to be the Dodgers’ Opening Day starter in 1981, but he was injured and Manager Tommy Lasorda chose rookie Fernando Valenzuela as his replacement. Good choice. In his first big-league start, Valenzuela shut out the Houston Astros, going the distance in a 2-0 victory – the first win in an 8-0, 0.50 ERA start. Fernandomania was born.April 4, 1988Steve Sax led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run off Dave Dravecky. But the Dodgers lost 5-1 to the Giants on Opening Day 1988. They were saving the magic for October.April 1, 2013This was the third of Clayton Kershaw’s franchise-record eight (so far) Opening Day starts – and maybe his best. Kershaw and Giants ace Matt Cain dueled through seven shutout innings. In the bottom of the eighth, Kershaw broke the scoreless tie himself with a leadoff home run off Giants reliever George Kontos. The Dodgers went on to score three more times in the inning. In 12 big-league seasons, that is still Kershaw’s only home run. (This game will be rebroadcast on MLB Network on Thursday at 1 p.m.)March 22, 2014Baseball took its game “Down Under” with the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opening the season at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia – the oldest stadium ever to host a major-league game and the first in the Southern Hemisphere to host a regular-season game. Kershaw went six innings in the 3-1 win. It was six weeks before he pitched in another major-league game due to a strained muscle in the back of his left shoulder, likely brought on by the unusually early start to the season. When he returned, though, Kershaw had the best season of his career, going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and claiming the rare double of an MVP and Cy Young award in the same season.The Dodgers’ Kike’ Hernandez is congratulated by teammate Justin Turner after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of their 12-5 Opening Day rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks last season at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)March 28, 2019The Dodgers announced their presence with authority last season, hitting eight home runs in their 12-5 victory over the Diamondbacks – a major-league record for a season-opening game and tying the franchise record for home runs in any game. Joc Pederson and Kiké Hernandez each hit two home runs. Austin Barnes, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Max Muncy each went deep once. It was a fitting start to the season for the Dodgers – they went on to lead the National League with 279 home runs.Related Articles In this April 15, 1958, file photo, the San Francisco Giants play the Los Angeles Dodgers during the opening game of the first Giants game at Seals Stadium in San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)April 15, 1958Major League Baseball came to the West Coast when the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants exchanged their New York homes for new addresses in California. The first game was played at Seals Stadium in San Francisco with the Giants white-washing their ancient rivals, 8-0. Giants sluggers Daryl Spencer and Orlando Cepeda hit the first MLB home runs in California off Dodgers starter Don Drysdale.April 10, 1962A crowd of 52,564 fans filled brand new Dodger Stadium for the first game in the Dodgers’ new home. Wally Post broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run home run off Johnny Podres in the seventh inning and sent the defending National League champion Cincinnati Reds on to a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers, spoiling the stadium’s debut. Undergoing a $100 million renovation this winter, Dodger Stadium is now the third-oldest stadium in MLB (behind Fenway Park and Wrigley Field).A helicopter hovers over Dodger Stadium on opening day of the baseball season as the Los Angeles Dodgers play their first game at the new 56,000-seat stadium in Chavez Ravine near Los Angeles, Ca., April 10, 1962. The Dodgers lost to the Cincinnati Reds 6-3. (AP Photo)April 9, 1981 Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire It is baseball’s annual new year celebration.Opening Day is a national holiday for baseball fans, signaling the start of a new season with all its hope and promise. Thursday was supposed to be that day in 2020. With that on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, here are some memorable moments from past Opening Days in Dodgers history:April 15, 1947On their way to a National League pennant, the Brooklyn Dodgers started the 1947 season with a 5-3 victory over the Boston Braves. Down 3-2 after six innings, the Dodgers scored three times in the seventh to claim the come-from-behind victory at Ebbets Field. The score was inconsequential, however. Baseball was forever changed by the Dodgers’ starting first baseman that day – Jackie Robinson.last_img read more