first_img“May this become a stepping stone forthem to become responsible adults that promote peace and development in theircommunities,” she added.  The event was also part of theProvincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict for the youths –for them to be aware of the programs and services of government. Lieutenant Colonel Joel BenedictBatara, Commanding Officer of the 61st Infantry Battalion, 3ID Philippine Armysaid the three-day event, set last Nov. 8 to 10, was intended to empower theyouth in peace and development.    Among the government agencies whoshared their programs and services were the Provincial Government of Antique,Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Labor andEmployment, Provincial Health Office, Department of Environment and NaturalResources, Provincial Social Welfare and Development, Philippine NationalPolice, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Education.(With a report from PIA-Antique/PN) The participants were from the townsof Anini-y, Tobias Fornier, Hamtic, Sibalom, and San Remigio. SAN JOSE, Antique – Over a hundredyoung people composed of out-of-school youths, students under the alternativelearning system, Sangguniang Kabataan, and the indigenous people gatheredrecently for the Provincial Youth Leadership Summit here. Hazel Joy Durotan of the PhilippineArmy said the event discussed topics on leadership, self-awareness, personalitydevelopment, and various programs and services of the government relevant tothe youth.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Robert Stanley “Bobby” Proctor, age 65, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on June 5, 1951, in Warsaw, Kentucky, the son of the late, Victor Hayes and Marie Sarah Essie Bell (Beach) Proctor. He was raised in Gallatin County, Kentucky where he attended school. Bobby was united in marriage in 1981, in Warsaw, Kentucky to the late, Kathy Ann Juilfs and to this union arrived a son, Calvin to bless their home. Bobby and Kathy shared 30 years of marriage together until Kathy passed away on December 12, 2011. Bobby was later united in marriage on May 9, 2012 at the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church in Moorefield, Indiana, to Marsena Ruth Bailey. Bobby and Marsena shared four years of marriage together until his death. Bobby was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1996, after 15 years of service. Bobby attended the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church in Moorefield, Indiana. He resided in the Vevay community since 1982. Bobby enjoyed fishing, attending car shows and country music festivals, tinkering with cars and watching American Pickers on TV. Bobby will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. Bobby passed away at 9:42 pm, Friday, September 16, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Bobby will be dearly missed by his wife of four years: Marsena Ruth (Bailey) Proctor of Vevay, IN; his son: Calvin Proctor of Vevay, IN; his sisters: Brenda Dodson of Carrollton, KY and Linda Proctor of Carrollton, KY; his brothers: Lewis Proctor of Carrollton, KY, Jim Proctor of Carrollton, KY, Victor Proctor of Vevay, IN, Ronnie Proctor of Vevay, IN, Vernon Proctor of Warsaw, KY and Leslie Proctor of Batavia, OH and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Victor Hayes and Marie Sarah Essie Bell (Beach) Proctor; his 1st-wife: Kathy Ann (Juilfs) Proctor, died December 12, 2011 and his brother: Richard Proctor.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Anthony Wilks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Robert Stanley “Bobby” Proctor Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team achieved history on the fourth day of the Ranchi Test as they won by an innings and 202 runs against South Africa. With the win, they whitewashed the Proteas 3-0 for the first time in Test encounters between the two sides. Following the win and the achievement, there was a special visitor in the Indian dressing room. MS Dhoni, the former India skipper, paid a visit to the Indian dressing room and interacted with Shahbaz Nadeem, another local from Ranchi who had an impressive Test debut with four wickets. Dhoni also posed for a photo with India head coach Ravi Shastri, who captioned, “Great to see a true Indian legend in his den after a fantastic series win.”When one reporter asked India skipper Virat Kohli about whether they will visit MS Dhoni at his home in Ranchi, Kohli replied, “He is here. He is in the dressing room. You can say hello.” Dhoni was expected to arrive for the Test match in Ranchi. Apart from Dhoni interacting with Nadeem and sharing a photo with Shastri, the Indian cricket team was seen interacting with the South Africa team and offering them their commiserations after they suffered their sixth loss in seven Tests in India.Dhoni has not spoken publicly ever since the Indian cricket team’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The former India cricket team skipper has been on a two-month sabbatical ever since the World Cup, having made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour and for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. During this period, there has been plenty of speculation on Dhoni’s future and under the soon-to-be BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, there will be a discussion with the selectors about Dhoni’s future. Also Read | Bhaad Mein Gaya Pitch: Ravi Shastri On India’s Core Motto Of Taking 20 WicketsIn his first interaction at a commercial event ever since the end of the World Cup, Dhoni has busted the myth of being ‘Captain Cool’ and said he controls his emotions better than other players. “I am like everyone else but I control my emotions better than some of the other individuals. I would say, I feel equally frustrated. I also feel angry at times, disappointed. But what is important is that none of these feelings are constructive. What needs to be done right now is more important than any of these emotions. What is the next thing I can plan? Who is the next individual, whom I can use? Once I get into it, I am controlling my emotions in a much better way,” Dhoni said. last_img read more

first_imgAnother weekend of college football has come and gone and, as usual, there is plenty of chaos and intrigue. Michigan and Clemson narrowly escaped upsets, West Virginia continues to race up the polls after a ranked road win, Ohio State topped Penn State in a wild comeback … and the Pac-12 continues to muddle on as a relative afterthought.While the rest of the Power 5 conferences, and even group of five teams like UCF, strengthen title bids and draw huge national audiences, the Pac-12’s apparent playoff favorite, Stanford, was blown out by Notre Dame to the tune of a 38-17 loss. The Pac-12 left the diminished viewing audience unimpressed at best, after a top-10 matchup that played second fiddle to the contest in Happy Valley.In a year where other Pac-12 playoff hopefuls such as Washington and USC have also fallen short to elite talent in nationally broadcasted games, it is an especially disappointing result for the “conference of champions.” For a conference that saw all but one team lose during the 2017 bowl season, however, this is a dangerous, unforgivable trend.As long as the Pac-12 elite fail to step up against premiere nonconference opponents, the conference will continue to extend its streak of seasons without a team in the College Football Playoff. Additionally, these teams will continue to get less quality air time on Saturdays.Outside of the Stanford game, the other conference matchups were either restricted to the regional Pac-12 Network or relegated to the “after dark” timeslots, which are seldom viewed by compelling national audiences. Take, for example, the Cal and Oregon game. Although it is possibly as compelling a matchup as the earlier West Virginia-Texas Tech game, due to its 10 p.m. EDT start time, it got nowhere near the same audience. This game was played in tandem with what barely passed as a football game between the Trojans and Wildcats, an utterly forgettable late night offering for the West Coast. In a contest filled with penalties, bad turnovers and a general lack of execution on both sides, the USC-Arizona game is all someone needs to see to understand what separates Pac-12 blue chip programs from those everywhere else in the country. As a general rule, their games are often worse.To a certain degree, the Pac-12 has unavoidable problems due to its location and later time zones. At the end of the day, some games will have to be played while the rest of the nation sleeps. With that said, the conference still can and should do a better job marketing their best matchups. In fact, it should look no further than last week’s game between Stanford and Oregon.While the conference certainly benefited from the game being selected for ESPN College Gameday, they also capitalized on a nationally appealing timeslot. Playing at 5 p.m. PDT, a highly competitive matchup between the Cardinal and Ducks was a great look for the conference, in spite of the expected lapses in judgment by the referees. This literally drove the stock of the conference up as both teams managed to climb in the polls following the game.In order to maintain pace with other Power 5 conferences, the Pac-12 needs to find ways, like this, to better showcase their own games. While teams such as Washington, Stanford and USC also need to hold up their end of the bargain by competing with and defeating elite non-conference squads, there is much that the Pac-12 can do to help market their own schools.Luckily for the Pac-12, there are still some very appealing in-conference competitions remaining in this season. With Washington playing the Ducks in Eugene, Colorado traveling to Seattle to play the Huskies and USC hosting Notre Dame on the last week of the season, there is plenty of opportunity for the Pac-12 to get back into the national spotlight.Until the conference can find a way to more consistently keep its teams in the limelight and out of the graveyard hour, the blue chips of the Midwest and East Coast will continue to dominate ratings, dominate recruiting and, in turn, dominate teams up and down the West Coast.Jimmy Goodman is a junior majoring in communication. His column, “The Point After,” runs every other Tuesday.last_img read more