‘Dinagyang sa Calle Real’ to feature costumes made in jail

first_imgThe merrymaking will start at 8:30 a.m. andend by around noon. There is a proposal to stage the Kasadyahanevery September, the National Tourism Month. No, the inmates won’t be joining this Saturdaymorning merrymaking event confined on the whole stretch of JM Basa Street inthe City Proper. They will be making the costumes of the drummers ofparticipating barangays/tribes. Nevertheless, Layson said, the IFFI will begiving subsidy to participating tribes. Layson said the inmates would be weaving orsewing the costumes designed by Ilonggo artists. The Iloilo District Jail has some 200 inmates,according to Jose Layson Jr., co-chairman of Iloilo Festivals Foundation,Inc.’s (IFFI) New and Special Events Group. “Kasadyahan should be distinct from Dinagyang.It must have its own identity,” said Tourism regional director Helen Catalbas. The IFFI has decided to do away with Kasadyahan.The Department of Tourism supported the decision. The inmates would thus be making some 400drummer costumes.center_img ILOILO City – Female inmates of the IloiloDistrict Jail in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo will take part in theDinagyang sa Calle Real on Jan. 25, 2020, a new feature of the DinagyangFestival. Dinagyang sa Calle Real is the activityreplacing the Kasadyahan, a contest among various homegrown festivals inWestern Visayas held a day before the Dinagyang ati tribes competition. Kasadyahan has leveled up through the years,she said, noting the improvements in the competing contingents’ choreographies,costumes, music, props, and concepts. So far, 10 barangay-based tribes haveconfirmed their participation. These are Aninipay, Molave, Parianon, Hamili,Panaad, Angola, Sagrada, Milagrosa, Kanyaw, and Bolilaonon – each with 40drummers. The city government has tasked IFFI to handlethe 2020 edition of Dinagyang. He also clarified that Dinagyang sa Calle Realis not a contest but “purely a merrymaking activity for the people.” The Kasadyahan cultural contest wasconceptualized by local residents and the provincial government of Iloilo a fewyears after the birth of Dinagyang Festival. But it actually started as out asmardi gras. The participants were schools and private organizations./PNlast_img read more

COVID-19 continues to spread across state

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 370 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 Tuesday.  A total of 32,437 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 235,333 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 13.8% positive rate and 21 new deaths were reported for a total of 1871 Hoosiers have died to date.Decatur County has a total of 224 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 106 positive cases and 8 deaths, and Ripley County has 113 positive cases and 6 deaths according to numbers reported to the Indiana State Department of Health.last_img

Law school hosts discussion about transgender health

first_imgStudents, faculty and staff discussed the intersection of the law and global health specifically for transgender populations at “Maximizing Sexual Health & Rights of Transgender Populations: The Changing Role of the International Classification of Diseases” Tuesday in the Musick Law Building. The USC Gould School of Law and Global Health sponsored the event.Doe Mayer from the USC School of Cinematic Arts moderated while Sofia Gruskin, the Director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights in the Keck School of Medicine and Gould School of Law, gave the presentation.The discussion centered around the fate of the International Classification of Diseases, the standard tool in assessing health management. The ICD was last updated in 1990 and is set to be revised in 2018.The current ICD, according to Gruskin, classifies transgender populations as people with a mental and behavioral disorder. Much of the conversation regarding transgender populations and the ICD is whether they should be included or ejected from the document altogether. “Based on lots of discussions among advocacy groups, it’s clear that there is consensus that transgender populations need to be in the new ICD, but it needs to not be in the mental behavioral disorder section,” Gruskin said.The larger implication of its inclusion is the access to medical care.“The reason it needs to be included is so people can access hormones and silicone and so any issues they have with healthcare can be recognized by health professionals,” Gruskin said.The presentation highlighted Argentina’s 2012 progressive gender identity law. The law legally acknowledges the right to self-assigned gender identity. Moreover, it allows a change to gender identity without requirement of psychiatric evaluation and a right to appropriate gender health services. By the end of 2013, over 3,000 individuals had adopted a new gender identification because of the law.“The people who were most empowered were those to first take advantage of this right,” Gruskin said. “A change of institutional mechanisms had to be in place for people to have such a different experience than what they had before. The law made a positive difference for people’s lives.” Similar work is being done in the United States to be presented at the World Health Assembly in 2018. Both Gruskin and Mayer mentioned the importance of including the transgender population in the conversation about ICD definition revision.The current working definition is “gender incongruence of adolescence and adulthood.” The definition requires transgender individuals to have persistent incongruence between an individual’s experienced gender and the assigned sex. Furthermore, the inconsistency of the word “trans” between different versions of the ICD introduces the possibility of discarding it in the 2018 ICD.“The word ‘trans’ implies movement, so is that still the right word that should be used for those people who change their gender?” Mayer said. “We’ve seen changes in the language throughout the years, so we see the possibility of changes in the future.”Gruskin emphasized how the definitions in the ICD are not human rights definitions.“The definitions are meant to give people access to medical services like hormones and silicone,” Gruskin said. “In 2018, you’ll need two-thirds of countries of the world to agree to this definition for the ICD to change.” The USC Law and Global Health Collaboration’s next event will be a conversation on transgender immigrant and refugee populations. It will be on Nov. 8 in Musick Hall 118/120.last_img read more

No injury concerns for Tipp camogie players

first_imgThe Tipperary Senior Camogie Manager says he’s no injury concerns ahead of their All Ireland quarter-final.Brian Boyle’s got a clean bill of health for the game against Galway at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening.Their last win over Offaly in their last match of the group stages secured their qualification for the knock out stages. Boyle says it’s a good place to be but it doesn’t make his selection decisions any easier…That quarter-final throws-in at 7 o’clock Saturday evening at Semple Stadium and TippFMs live coverage is brought to you by FOH Financial Limited, Dr. Croke Place, Clonmellast_img

Light exhibit to open Friday night at Art in the Loft

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — If you missed Alpena’s last Art Walk or simply want to add some visual appeal to your weekend, you’ll have a chance at Art in the Loft.The art gallery will open its Light exhibit this Friday evening. Creators of the over 90 submissions on display have used light to give to their work a unique look. Executive Director, Justin Christensen–Cooper, says this year, the gallery wanted to explore an idea, rather than a color.The exhibit opens this Friday night. Guests will be welcomed with a reception and greetings from artists across the area, including juror and mural artist, Tony Hendrick.Admission is free. The exhibit will run from October 4 through November 7.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Art, Art in the Loft, Juried Art Exhibit, lightContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School hosts college night for studentsNext Manufacturing Week at Alpena Community Collegelast_img read more

Kurt Okraku insists case with Tema Youth is over

first_imgExecutive chairman of Dreams FC Kurt Okraku says he is not perturbed with the GFA Players’ Status Committee decision on the claim filed by Amidaus Professionals F.C against his team on the registration of Player Daniel Gozar. The Status Committee after careful deliberations and consideration of the claim filed by Amidaus Professionals against Dreams F.C arrived that there was enough evidence that the player Daniel Gozar is the same as Cudjoe Mensah.They have since referred the case to the GFA Ethics Committee to investigate the registration of the player. Kurt Okraku in reacting to this noted that he is not worried because as far as he is concerned they never engaged in any fictitious registration of the player“There is no case, the case is over for me I am a football man and the case came to a dead end after the reviews committee’s ruling. Amidaus issue is totally different from what Tema Youth filed and this distinction must be very clear,” he told Joy Sports“Dreams FC played in a 30-week league competition and led the table for 29 weeks, we are the undisputed champion of the zone.” “The strongest and best club of the zone and we are happy that we are in the Premier League and we are going to be very competitive.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 8 – Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016: Friday, January 8, 2016•7:55 a.m. Kyle M. Dall, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 29 mph in 20 mph school zone.•9:37 a.m. Officers took a report of found property at the Wellington lake. •10:13 a.m. Megan  J. Cabrera, 22, Wellington was served a notice to appear charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.•11:18 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 300 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Earl L. Thomas, 52, Montgomery, Alab. and a fixed object/highway sign owned by Kansas Department of Transportation.•2:48 p.m. Officers investigated a theft by known suspect items recovered in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•3:36 p.m. Corby M. Bergen, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with theft.•4:39 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•4:55 p.m. Carissa M. Gill, 39, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal.•Rachelle L. Ward, 46, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•8:40 p.m. Shawn A. Janney, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tail light.Saturday, January 9, 2016•William C. Starks, 42, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•1:40 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of bicycle in the 100 block N. B, Wellington.•10:54 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and an assault by known suspect in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.Sunday, January 10, 2016No reports.last_img read more

Is there a NASCAR race today? Updated schedule, start times for Cup Series in 2020

first_imgMORE: Are NASCAR Cup cars too easy to drive?For now, NASCAR still has a 36-race Cup Series schedule intact for 2020, including a 10-race playoff slate that has not yet been modified.Below are the details of that schedule and how NASCAR handled the July 26 race weekend.Is there a NASCAR race today?Nope. The Cup Series already completed this week’s race, a Thursday night event at Kansas Speedway. Denny Hamlin won Thursday night’s race, his series-leading fifth victory of the 2020 season.The next Cup Series event on the schedule is one week from today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 2.See you next Sunday, @NHMS. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/goFTVD99Lr— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 26, 2020NASCAR scheduled the Kansas race for a Thursday night rather than a Sunday afternoon so NBC/NBCSN could experiment with a weekday night race as Fox/FS1 had done so many times while broadcasting its portion of the 2020 Cup Series schedule.So rather than the cap of the weekend, the Cup Series race led a full slate of NASCAR racing at Kansas from Thursday through Saturday. The track hosted a Truck Series doubleheader Friday night and Saturday, and a Saturday evening Xfinity Series race closed the weekend.Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020Not including Thursday night’s race at Kansas, there are seven NASCAR Cup Series races left before the start of the 10-race playoff slate.The original schedule featured just four races in August ahead of the playoffs, but with its modified schedule, NASCAR is packing two doubleheaders — at Michigan Aug. 8-9 and at Dover Aug. 22-23 — into the schedule in order to keep a 36-race season intact.NASCAR also moved the mid-August race at Watkins Glen to Daytona, where the Cup Series will run on Daytona International Speedway’s road course for the first time in its history.Below is NASCAR’s schedule for the rest of 2020, starting with the Darlington races it ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14. The original NASCAR Cup Series schedule for 2020 featured an off weekend around July 26 for a quick break before a four-race stretch ahead of the playoffs. The modified NASCAR Cup Series schedule technically replaced that off weekend with a race weekend, but there is still no Cup Series race scheduled for Sunday, July 26.NASCAR earlier this month released the third edition of its revised Cup Series schedule for 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live racing for a couple months in the spring. A total of 15 races have been completed since NASCAR returned to live racing, and seven more are on the schedule before the playoffs start in September. The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15 before NBC took over, but NBC still carried the Brickyard 400 on July 5.NASCAR playoff schedule 2020NASCAR is hoping to keep its playoff schedule intact with its original dates and tracks. The only change being considered is a flip-flop of the dates for the Las Vegas and Texas races (similar types of tracks) to account for another event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Below is the original Cup Series playoff race schedule NASCAR hopes to preserve.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., Sept. 6DarlingtonNBCSN6 p.m. ETSat., Sept. 12RichmondNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSat., Sept. 19BristolNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun, Sept. 27Las VegasNBCSN7 p.m. ETSun., Oct. 4TalladegaNBC2 p.m. ETSun., Oct. 11Charlotte (ROVAL)NBC2:30 p.m. ETSun., Oct. 18KansasNBC2:30 p.m. ETSun., Oct. 25TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETSun. Nov. 1MartinsvilleNBC2 p.m. ETSun. Nov. 8Phoenix RacewayNBC3 p.m. ETlast_img read more

Woman sets house on fire are accusing paramour of cheating

first_imgA family of four is contemplating their next move after their home was set on fire by a woman who retaliated after finding out that her paramour is cheating.Reports are the fire started at about 16:00h on Friday afternoon in the upper flat of the two-storey wooden and concrete structure, located at Lot 192 Pineapple Street, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.An occupant of the house, Sherwin Barrington, told Guyana Times that he was at home in the company of some work colleagues when the mother of his child arrived in a car.Upon exiting, she accused that man infidelity and retaliated by gaining entry into the house thereafter, where she allegedly set it on fire. After committing the act, the woman calmly left the house.Barrington explained that a neighbour noticed thick, black smoke billowing fromThe upper flat which was completely guttedthe upper flat of the house and as such, raised an alarm. He immediately rushed into the house and saw the mattress on fire.When this publication arrived at the scene, onlookers crowded the street as firefighters contained the blaze to one location. While some household items were salvaged from the blaze, the entire upper flat was gutted, with the lower flat suffering water damage.The neighbouring structure on the northern side received minor damage to its ceiling and the adjacent walls.Divisional Operations Officer of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), Gregory Wickham explained that the house was already consumed in flames when the fire tendersSome furniture that was saved from the flamesarrived at the scene.“After we got the call, we got a response with four tenders; two from Water Street, one from West Ruimveldt and the other from Alberttown. On arrival, the first tender vehicle saw that the top floor of this apartment building was already engulfed but they managed to finally extinguish the flames,” the Divisional Operations Officer said.He also hinted that a woman might have been responsible for starting the fire.“The lead we’re following so far is one of the occupants of the building is saying that just prior to the fire, his child mother would have exited the building. That’s one of the leads that we’re following concerning this investigation,” said Wickham.Guyana Times understands the suspected arsonist and Barrington have one child together. The family estimates their losses to be over $14 million.last_img read more

Siphon Creek fire continues to grow; now 24,000 hectares

first_imgIf you live north of Highway 64 in Cherry Point, Bear Canyon or Cleardale, in Clear Prairie or Worsley north of Highway 64 and west of range road 80 secondary highway 726 prepare to evacuate on short notice.Here is the map provided by the Province of Alberta.Map of the Siphon Creek Fire evacuation alert in Alberta.Map of the Siphon Creek Fire evacuation alert in Alberta. • 9 heavy equipment Crews continued to establish control lines by using heavy equipment, burn out operations and air support. Due to wind gusts this afternoon, the fire continued to expand. The expansion mostly occurred on the Alberta side. BCWS continues to work with our Alberta counterparts on this fire.The following map show the area  under an evacuation alert and an evacuation order.evacuation orderThere is also an evacuation alert in place for residents in Alberta and Clear Hills County.  Here is the area covered in that evacuation alert:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Siphon Creek Road fire continues to grow and move into Alberta.The B.C. Wildfire Service estimates the fire is now over 24,000 hectares and continues to grow.  Most of the growth was in Alberta with small growth to the north and south of the fire in B.C.Strong winds in the area continued to cause problems for firefighters working the fire.- Advertisement -Resources • 77 firefighters • 9 helicopters Advertisementlast_img read more