Month: September 2020

Uhuru extends nationwide curfew for a further 30 days

first_imgThe President further directed all sporting facilities including stadia be availed by the Ministry of Health for isolation purposes.“Government Institutions including all sporting facilities, stadia and educational institutions and other government facilities, upon designation by the Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe as a public health facility, shall be availed to the Ministry of Health for isolation and quarantine purposes,” said the President.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve Parliament Also Read  PPRA faults Mochache for irregular procurement of PPEs at KEMSA President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the nationwide curfew for a further 30 days in a bid to curb COVID-19.The President who was speaking during a press briefing on COVID -19 situation in the country ordered police to spare no individual even politicians who will be found out after curfew hours without being an essential worker.“The Inspector General of Police shall ensure that his officers spare no mheshimiwa, or individual, regardless of social status or rank, who is either out after curfew or who flaunts the health protocols without being an essential worker.  The rules are for all of us, and rank or status does not exempt you from them,” warned President Kenyatta. He directed the Ministry of Health to develop protocol to temporarily retain retired ICU staff to ensure adequate stuffing in health facilities to address the surging numbers of those infected by COVID-19. Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standings

first_img June 22, 2007CLEVELAND, OHIO – After an athletic season that produced six Gulf South Conference championships and 10 teams earning national tournament berths, West Florida earned a 14th place finish in the Director’s Cup Standings.The Director’s Cup is an award presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the most successful athletic program in each division. Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich. won the 2007 award for the fourth consecutive season.West Florida, who totaled the most points among GSC schools, collected 495.50 points to claim 14th place. Delta State was the second-highest conference school in 33rd place with 383 points.Despite not fielding a football team, West Florida’s 183 points were the seventh-highest total among Division II teams during the fall season. Bill Elliott’s men’s soccer team won conference and south region titles before advancing to the national semifinal in Pensacola. Meanwhile, Joe Bartlinski’s women’s soccer team claimed their first GSC title since 1999 and advanced to the south region finals. The Argonaut volleyball team advanced to their first appearance in the national tournament and knocked off 19th ranked Washburn in the quarterfinals.West Florida added 309 points during the spring season. The men’s and women’s tennis teams combined for 173 points (women-90, men-83). The men’s team advanced to the national semifinals, while the women’s team won their second straight GSC title and advanced to the championship finals of the national tournament. The women’s golf team added 58.5 points after repeating as conference champions. Mike Jeffcoat led the baseball squad to their first GSC title and first appearance in the national tournament. The baseball team completed the spring total by collecting 50 points.The Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between NACDA and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Ala. is the program sponsor. The points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 14 sports – seven women’s and seven men’sPrint Friendly Version Share West Florida Finishes 14th in Director’s Cup Standingslast_img read more

UWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !!

first_imgUWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !! Share Dec. 27, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Both the men and women will be hosting holiday basketball tournaments on December 29th and 30th. The Women’s Holiday Classic tournament will involve Henderson State, Arkansas Monticello, West Alabama and West Florida. The Women’s games will be at Noon and 2:00 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts playing at 2:00 pm each day. The Men’s tournament is the Comfort Inn-Pensacola Beach Hoop Classic, and will involve Fayetteville State, Missouri – St. Louis, Ouachita Baptist, and West Florida. The Men’s games will be at 4:30 and 6:30 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts tipping off in the 6:30pm game each day.The women’s tournament features a West vs. East Gulf South Conference cross-over. On Saturday, Arkansas Monticello will play West Alabama at Noon, and then West Florida will host Henderson State at 2:00 pm. Arkansas Monticello and Henderson State represent the West Division of the Gulf South Conference, while West Florida and West Alabama represent the East Division. Arkansas Monticello comes into the tournament with a 6-4 record, while West Alabama is currently 3-6. The 2:00 pm game features a 5-4 Henderson State team vs. the 5-6 Argonauts. On Sunday, West Alabama will tip off vs. Henderson State, while the Argos will battle with Arkansas Monticello.The UWF women have lost three consecutive games, and have not played a home game since November 27th, when they defeated Albany State 75-65. The last five games were played on the road, and the Argos won the first two, but then lost to Loyola, St. Leo, and Tampa before the Christmas break. West Florida is led in scoring by freshman Chelsea Patterson at 12.5 points per game. Sophomore Dominique Boykins is averaging 10.2 points per game, and shooting 51% from the field. Senior Tara Russ leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 per contest, while sophomore Point Guard Amy Drake is dishing out 4.2 assists per game. Despite shooting less than 35% in the previous two losses, the Argos are shooting 40% from the field for the season.The West Florida women will take on two teams that rank first and third in the GSC in three-point shooting. Arkansas Monticello makes 10 three pointers per game and connects on 38% of their long range shots, while Henderson State is shooting 36% from three point land. Arkansas Monticello is led by Andrea Dubose at 14.8 points per game, while Kristi Martin is scoring 12.1 points per game. Henderson State is lead by Chanlee Bottoms and Jazmine Ellis, who are both scoring 12.3 points per game.UWF Holiday Classic (Women’s Tournament):Dec 29:Noon: Arkansas Monticello vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Henderson StateDec 30:Noon:Henderson State vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Arkansas Monticello Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dillsboro art exhibit opens today

first_imgDillsboro, In. — “Every Picture Tells a Story”, a new exhibition at the Dillsboro Arts opens Saturday February 2, 2019.The exhibit features 21 artists, from three states, showing 40 artworks. Meet these faces, discover their stories and celebrate the artists at the awards presentation reception on Friday, February 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.last_img

Osgood woman hits ‘HGTV Pay Dirt’

first_imgOsgood, In. — Osgood resident, Beverly Fulkerson has won a major prize from the HGTV Network.The network announced Wednesday she was the winner of 2019 HGTV Dream Home- a prize package valued at $2.3 million.The package includes a completely furnished home in Whitefish, Montana, a 2019 Honda Pilot and $250,000 from Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.Beverly and her husband will be traveling to Montana in the coming weeks to get acquainted with their new property.She was randomly selected from an estimated 135 million entries.Watch her reaction to the news by clicking here.last_img read more

Floyd D, Hasler, 85, Versailles

first_imgFloyd D. Hasler, 85, of Versailles passed away at 9:30pm, Monday, July 8, 2019 at Manderley Health Center. He was born in Paxton, Illinois on March 7, 1935 the son of Oliver and Myrl McVaigh Hasler. He was married to Helen McCreary on June 2, 2001 in Columbia Missouri and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Donald (Joyce) Hasler of Paxton IL, one son in law; Carl Sorenson of Cape Coral, FL, step son; James Blevans of Napoleon and step daughter; Roxie (Raymond) Duke of Versailles 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his two daughters; Cathy Sorenson and Donna Kraft. Mr. Hasler was an Implement Dealer in Paxton and retired as a Realtor in Fort Myers, FL. Floyd was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm, Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Tim Heim of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery in Paxton, IL at a later date. Visitation will also be on Thursday beginning at 11am. Memorials may be given to the Building Fund for Shelby Christian Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

CPD investigating crash involving truck and train

first_imgColumbus, IN—The Columbus Police Department is investigating a crash that occurred early Wednesday morning involving a CSX train and a truck on Columbus’ north side.  CPD officers responded to the area of US 31 and County Road 400 North in regards to the crash.The driver of the 2013 Ford F150, Nicholas B. Hunt, 24, of Columbus advised that he was traveling west on County Road 400 North when he heard a train horn as he approached the tracks near US 31.  Hunt stated to officers that he did not see a train so he attempted to cross the tracks and a train that was traveling south struck the rear passenger side of his truck causing significant damage.  Hunt was not injured in the crash.last_img read more

Mr. Robert Ray “Bob” Roark

first_imgMr. Robert Ray “Bob” Roark, age 69, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 24, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late, Jesse “Slim” “J.R.” and Hattie (Baker) Roark. He was raised in Hamilton, Ohio where he was a 1968 graduate of New Miami High School. In 1983, Bob graduated from the Bible Baptist Institute in Pensacola, Florida. Bob was united in marriage on November 5, 1971 in Fairfield, Ohio to Sharon Kay Campbell. This happy union was blessed with a son, Robby and two daughters, Rebecca and Rachael. Bob and Sharon shared 48 years of marriage together until his death. Bob was employed as a machinist for Mosler Safe Company in Hamilton, Ohio. Bob held membership in the Miltonville Baptist Church in Middletown, Ohio. He enjoyed farming all of his life and was a self-employed carpenter. Bob loved ministering, woodworking, crafts, and singing. Bob passed away at 3:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Bob will be missed by his loving wife, Sharon Kay (Campbell) Roark of Vevay, IN; his daughters, Rebecca Wagner and her husband, Jason of Vevay, IN and Rachael Mueller and her husband, Jarrid of Vevay, IN; his son, Robby Roark of Canton, OK; his grandchildren, Kendra Roark, Ethan Roark, Lucas Roark, Jessica McClellan, Serena Wagner, and Bobby Roark; his great-grandchildren, Ryker, Veronika, and Cyrus McClellan; his brothers, Larry Roark of Hanover, IN, Jeff Roark of Vevay, IN, Steve Roark and his wife, Pamela of Bennington, IN and Joey Roark of Bennington, IN; his sisters, Lou Collins and her husband, Kenneth of Hamilton, OH and Rosetta Combs and her husband, A.C. of Hamilton, OH and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse “Slim” “J.R.” and Hattie (Baker) Roark; his brothers, Gregory Roark and William Eugene Roark and his sister, Marie Roark.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. A.C. Combs, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery, Bennington, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Robert Ray “Bob” Roark Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at read more

DHS offers tips during flooding situations

first_imgHOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A FLOOD THREATENSPrepare NOWKnow types of flood risk in your area. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Centerfor information.Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.If flash flooding is a risk in your location, then monitor potential signs, such as heavy rain.Gather supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment.Keep important documents in a waterproof container. Create password-protected digital copies.Protect your property. Move valuables to higher levels. Declutter drains and gutters. Install check valves. Consider a sump pump with a battery.Survive DURINGDepending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified.If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local radio station for current emergency information and instructions.Do not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown!Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof.If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help.Be Safe AFTERListen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.Avoid driving, except in emergencies.Snakes and other animals may be in your house. Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it is wet or if you are standing in water. If it is safe to do so, turn off the electricity to prevent electric shock.Avoid wading in floodwater, which can contain dangerous debris and be contaminated. Underground or downed power lines can also electrically charge the water.Use a generator or other gasoline-powered machinery ONLY outdoors and away from windows. The Department of Homeland Security wants you to stay safe with the potential for flooding in the area over the next week. Failing to evacuate flooded areas, entering flood waters, or remaining after a flood has passed can result in injury or death. DHS says to follow the steps below to stay prepared.  IF YOU ARE UNDER A FLOOD WARNING, FIND SAFE SHELTER RIGHT AWAYDo not walk, swim, or drive through floodwaters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water.Determine how best to protect yourself based on the type of flooding.Evacuate if told to do so.Move to higher ground or a higher floor.Stay where you are.last_img read more