A Mighty Fine Life! Eight Original Newsies Stars Remember Their B’way Journey

first_img Craziest onstage blooper: In an effort not to expose anyone’s dirty laundry, I’ll talk about my own craziest faux pas. My first time on for the role of Mush, I had to do a move called the leap frog, where you jump over another Newsie with legs in a straddle. I had done it before, but hadn’t anticipated that this part had less of a running start than others. I didn’t make it over Kyle Coffman’s head, and ended up rolling down his side and to the ground. It wasn’t my finest moment. Most delicious Times Square snack: Definitely some French fries dipped in a Schnipper’s chocolate shake. JACK SCOTT (Swing) The performance I’ll always remember: My first time onstage. During previews, a cast member had to call out at intermission, and 15 minutes later I was making my Broadway debut. The cast and crew were very helpful and supportive, as was our creative team after the show. What a rush! Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Newsies Forever, Second To None View Comments Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Broadway Actor Lives Out His Childhood Dream and His Reality Turned Out Even Better Than He Imagined Newsies The performance I’ll always remember: My original Delancey brother, Mike Faist’s last show. Kept it together pretty well, but there’s a moment I’ll never forget when we looked at each other in the final scene and both kind of lost it. The toughest Delancey brothers, just sobbing. Favorite opening night memory: When the entire company gathered onstage before the show, you could feel the excitement and electricity. Everyone was grinning from ear to ear. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: It Was A Fine Life, Carrying The Banner Through It All BEN FANKHAUSER (Davey) Ben Fankhauser Most delicious Times Square snack: The Nuts for Nuts stand. I even ran out on a 10-minute break to grab some of those almonds! Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Disney Makes Magic; Hawks Headlines of Happiness to Millions! Favorite opening night memory: The length of time the applause for “Seize the Day” lasted…I have never felt an ovation that long, and probably never will again. Essential dressing room item: One of those cheese sticks. I would have one with John Dossett almost every show for a little energy before “King of New York.” Craziest onstage blooper: Once, as I was crutching out to show off the flag that says “Strike,” the crutch completely slipped out from under me and I went down faster than you can say “Oh no.” Craziest onstage blooper: There were a few broom mishaps during my tap solo in “King of New York,” but a special time was when I accidentally hit the broom into the conductors pit and our music director Mark Hummel tossed it right back onstage without missing a beat. Essential dressing room item: Fancy office chair. I brought in my leather office computer chair with a nice tall high back. It rolls around, raises up and down and is super comfortable. I sit in it every chance I get. Even if I’m offstage for a mere two minutes, I march on up to my dressing room and get my sittin’ on. Favorite opening night memory: I will always remember looking out into the audience after “Seize the Day” and seeing a sea of formal wear on its feet, giving us a standing ovation in the middle of the show! Favorite opening night memory: After the opening number I was so stunned by the audience’s reaction, I moved my head left to right to soak it all in. Aaron Albano caught this from the corner of his eye and pegged me as an oscillating fan. The boys had fun with that one. ANDY RICHARDSON (Romeo, Crutchie) The performance I’ll always remember: This one goes back to Paper Mill. My whole family was at the show and I couldn’t be more excited. At intermission I received a text from my mom saying they got kicked out because they were too loud. That’s what you get for putting 50 Italians in the audience at the same time! The performance I’ll always remember: My debut, Saint Patrick’s Day 2012. As an Irish lad, the holiday has always been dear to me, but now it’s even more special. The day started with a text message from my stage manager, Thom Gates, that let me know I’d be making my Broadway debut as Morris Delancey. The kicker is my family was road-tripping to New Jersey from our home in Ohio already to visit my aunt. They made it just in time for curtain and got to be there with me for my first performance. Now that’s some Irish luck! Best celebrity visitor: Hands down, Gabby Douglas! The gymnastics nerd in me will never be the same. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Most delicious Times Square snack: Schmackary’s. Maple bacon all the way, baby. Favorite opening night memory: There’s so many! If I had to narrow it down to one, it’s probably just holding the button after “Carrying the Banner.” We held for at least 45 seconds and we felt for the first time what it was going to be like to be a Newsie. The performance I’ll always remember: The Tonys performance. Chris Gattelli had just won Best Choreography, and the energy between us and coming from the house was wild. We were all on cloud nine. I had never performed on the Tonys before, and I wouldn’t have wished it with any other company. Unforgettable. Craziest onstage blooper: At Paper Mill, Roosevelt (played by Kevin Carolan) started to lose his fake mustache. It was literally dangling off of his face, flapping with every word he spoke. We all started to lose it. Even the entire audience started cackling. Eventually John Dossett, being the pro that he is, crossed over to Kevin and stuck the mustache back on his face as if it was part of the scene. It was perfect. Most delicious Times Square snack: Probably Chop’t. That’s my go-to in between show dinner. And Haru. Oh, and Schnipper’s. We can never forget about Schnipper’s. The performance I’ll always remember: The first preview at Paper Mill. I remember looking around at my fellow company members when the audience started cheering during the opening number. We were like: “Whoa, something really magical is happening.” It was thrilling. Related Shows Favorite opening night memory: Opening night was a blur. I don’t think most of us knew what to expect, specifically when it comes to backstage traditions that are part of an opening on Broadway. As a swing, I wasn’t onstage that night, and my favorite piece of the evening was getting to be in the audience and feel that ovation after “Seize the Day.” The party wasn’t bad either 😉 Craziest onstage blooper: ‘Til the day I die, it will be the day Jess LeProtto fell off the front of the stage during the paper turns, then dove back up onstage without missing a beat to button the number. After more than 1,000 pirouetting, pape-hawking performances on Broadway, Disney’s Newsies will close August 24—and there are eight newsboys who have been carrying the banner from the very beginning. Below, original Broadway cast members Ben Fankhauser, Andy Richardson, Aaron Albano, Tommy Bracco, Michael Fatica, Evan Kasprzak, Jack Scott and Brendon Stimson look back on their extraordinary journey in Broadway’s Newsies, and share some of their happiest, craziest and most embarrassing moments onstage in the hit musical. Check out their memories below, then see them seize the day one last time at the Nederlander Theatre! Favorite opening night memory: Getting to watch my brother watch the show for the first time. As a swing, I got to have a house seat and I had a perfect view of my brother’s seat in the audience. It meant the world to me to share the night with him and to watch his face light up as he watched the show. MICHAEL FATICA (Swing, Dance Captain) Essential dressing room item: My iPad! It houses the show’s stage charts, as well as my Nook and internet capability. If I ever forget it, I feel like I forgot to put shoes on or something. Best celebrity visitor: It was very cool meeting Robert De Niro when he came with his family. Bill Pullman, Mary-Louise Parker and Joan Rivers were all great visitors too! EVAN KASPRZAK (Elmer) Essential dressing room item: I keep all the letters I get from Fansies at my station and look at them before each performance. They’re the main reason why I love what I do. Best celebrity visitor: Meeting Gabby Douglas was pretty amazing. Watching her do a handstand competition with a couple of the Newsies was even more amazing! Most delicious Times Square snack: Off the Wall frozen yogurt, half cookies and cream, half cake batter with yogurt chips and Heath bar. BOOM. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Extra Extra! Boy’s Arms Fall Off From Hugging Too Many People For the Best Two-and-a-Half Years of His Life! Essential dressing room item: My ukulele. It moved in with me to the theater and has helped me through many nights on standby. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Boy Finds a Second Family with Newsies Star Files Craziest onstage blooper: When Jess LeProtto fell in the pit, but jumped out just in time for the button of the number. That boy became a legend that day. BRENDON STIMSON (Oscar Delancey) Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: The perfect headline is what our director Jeff Calhoun always told us: These Are the Good Ol’ Days. Essential dressing room item: Headphones and a comfy sweater. TOMMY BRACCO (Spot Conlon) AARON ALBANO (Finch) Best celebrity visitor: Julie Andrews. She was just as sweet as you would hope, and called us inspiring! Favorite opening night memory: Walking into the dressing room and seeing everyone’s stations covered in flowers, Edible Arrangements, candy, and assorted other gifts. There was so much stuff you could barely see the counter. Best celebrity visitor: Robert De Niro. “You talking to me?” Essential dressing room item: Two things again—my iPhone 5 charger and my banana tree. Headline that sums up my time at Newsies: Dreams Come True, Yes They Do, in Newsies Square Most delicious Times Square snack: Before Sunrise Deli closed, their sausage, egg, and cheese on a roll. After, the lemon cronut at Paris Baguette. Essential dressing room item: My Nook! I love reading and a Nook is perfect between scenes. Craziest onstage blooper: Jess LeProtto falling into the orchestra pit after doing amazing paper turns in “Seize the Day,” then doing a dive roll out of the pit into the final pose. Best celebrity visitor: Bernadette Peters was so nice and she even asked if my leg was okay after crutching the whole show! I’ve always been a big fan of hers, so I geeked out just a tad. Craziest onstage blooper: This one show I was on for Tommy Bracco. In the track you’re responsible for pushing Katherine offstage (in her desk) after she finishes her solo. Midway through the move, I stepped back and my boot got picked up by the moving tower. I give Kara Lindsay a push in the right direction and shimmied downstage with the tower as it ate my boot. Once the tower had stopped, I awkwardly unzipped my boot and ran offstage. They had to move the tower back, and I watched Corey Cott throw my shoe like a football to a stagehand. Most delicious Times Square snack: A milkshake from Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen. If you haven’t had one, RUN. Best celebrity visitor: I have two, Jodi Benson and Stockard Channing. Sir Ian McKellen is a close third. Best celebrity visitor: Sting, hands down. Most delicious Times Square snack: Magnolia Bakery banana pudding. The performance I’ll always remember: I will never forget our very first preview at Paper Mill. It was the first time we had performed with an audience and they roared. My stomach was fluttering the entire time!last_img read more

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Oh, Mother! Colman Domingo & Susan Stroman Reunite for Dot

first_img View Comments Dot Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 24, 2016 Writer/performer Colman Domingo’s newest work Dot has him teaming up with his Scottsboro Boys director Susan Stroman to bring the story of a family matriarch and her three adult children to off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Starring Marjorie Johnson in the title role, the play explores a woman struggling with dementia as her kids deal with their aging parents, midlife crises and more. The cast also includes Sharon Washington, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon, Michael Rosen and Finnerty Steeves. On January 4, the company took a break from rehearsal to pose for pics. Check out the family photo above, the writer and director below, and the show itself, beginning on February 4 (and officially openeing on February 23) at the Vineyard.last_img read more

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Postal banking could make the postal system’s troubles worse

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Charles Lane, Opinion writerWith President Obama’s strong support, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a regulatory crackdown on payday lending, the short-term, high-cost loans that lower-income people use to cope with cash crunches — at the risk, critics say, of trapping themselves in a cycle of unpayable debt.The question is, what’s the practical alternative? Payday lending is a $50 billion per year business because there’s a demand for it. People who can’t get quick cash from a storefront operator might turn to loan sharks, and nobody wants that.To many progressives, including the bane of payday lenders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), at least part of the solution is to turn the U.S. Postal Service into a financial institution, with the authority to provide small-dollar loans at reasonable rates — as well as an array of other services, including savings accounts.Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, says the post office could be a “public option” for the quarter of the population that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. identifies as being disconnected either totally or partially from the financial system. continue reading »last_img read more

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9 questions to measure your EQ

first_imgI’ve spent a lot of time in this blog discussing the importance of emotional intelligence, or EQ, and how critical it is for developing competencies such as self-awareness, empathy and relationship building.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, lists nine questions in a recent article to help leaders evaluate their level of emotional intelligence. I found the list extremely helpful and wanted to share a few of my favorite questions with you. They include:– Are you usually aware of your feelings and why you feel that way?– Are you aware of your limitations, as well as your personal strengths, as a leader?– Can you adapt smoothly to changing realities?– Can you usually sense the feelings of the people you interact with and understand their way of seeing things?– Do you have a knack for persuasion and using your influence effectively? continue reading » 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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3 strategies to give better feedback

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Giving criticism in a way that is constructive can be difficult. But providing tough feedback to employees is a requirement of leading an organization, and it will help your employees develop and grow. Remember, mistakes aren’t necessarily bad – but it’s not learning from them that causes problems.Executive coach Hanna Hart offers three strategies to better phrase criticism to ensure you’re communicating effectively without turning the conversation negative.Convert complaints into a request, recommendation or suggestion. Hart notes that most complaints stem from a desire to do something better. By putting a positive spin on a complaint, you’ll likely get better responses and develop a thoughtful solution.Phrase critiques as questions. “Criticism basically tells the other person that he or she is wrong,” Hart writes. Instead of phrasing feedback in a way that feels like an attack, ask questions to understand their thought process. Doing this will elicit more details and could clarify something you had initially misinterpreted.last_img read more

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Join the Eco Domus Eco Friendly Accommodation certification program

first_imgHe is currently proud to have the Eco Domus certificate 40 eco friendly accommodation facility in Istria, who have successfully passed the certification process and who have met at least 50 basic criteria in 12 categories. Join the Eco Domus Eco Friendly Accommodation certification program November 27.11.2019, XNUMX, Pula – In the house of Istrian olive oil, Eco Domus tables and certificates were awarded to Istrian landlords. The tables were handed over by the head of the Board for Tourism of the Istrian County, Nada Prodan Mrakovic. Photo: Dusko Marusic / PIXSELL With the aim of promoting the sustainable development of tourism, informing about the existing eco-friendly facilities in Istria, monitoring trends in the world, and raising awareness of the importance of ecology and networking of eco-friendly stakeholders, a recent the first brochure on eco-friendly facilities in Istria called Istria ecoxperience – All eco in Istria. “Sustainable tourism development is very important because it meets the needs of tourists and the domicile population. It seeks to manage resources in such a way that economic, social and environmental needs are met by maintaining cultural integrity, basic ecological processes, biodiversity, and the systems on which life rests.”Said the head of the Administrative Department for Tourism, Nada Prodan Mraković. More about the brochure Istria EcoExperience brochure find out in the attachment. These materials are intended for the domicile population, who want to awaken ecological awareness and encourage ecological thinking, but also to introduce tourists to such an offer in Istria, to get information about all eco-friendly and outdoor facilities and offers in one place.  The first brochure on eco-friendly content – Istra ecoxperience As part of the Eco Domus program, through the criteria for inclusion and obtaining a stamp, local values ​​are evaluated through informing guests about local cultural and historical heritage, local natural values, facilities and events, landscaping with indigenous plant species, promotion of traditional products and souvenirs, on the possibilities of learning and / or participating in traditional customs, promotion of local cuisine and typical food products, etc. center_img The Eco Domus program is intended for small tourist accommodation facilities that are categorized as holiday homes or apartments (only if the entire facility in which they are managed by the same person) with a total capacity of up to 30 beds. Also, when choosing facilities, preference is given to renters from those areas where systematic selective collection and disposal of waste is already carried out, who are registered for year-round operations and have been engaged in renting for at least 2 years. You can find out more about the Public Invitation for inclusion in the Eco Friendly Accommodation certification program in Istria HERE, where you can find all the necessary information, conditions, forms and criteria for obtaining the Eco Domus certificate. Yesterday, a new certification competition for Eco friendly accommodation Eco Domus was launched, which encourages private renters to adapt their facilities and services and offer them to guests in a responsible and sustainable way. The basic characteristics of Eco Domus accommodation are: social and ecological responsibility, comprehensive protection of the environment and health, use of eco-certified detergents, use of eco-certified toiletries, use of natural materials, water and energy saving and waste sorting and recycling. A few years ago, in 2016, the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County launched a program of certification of eco-friendly accommodation called Eco Domus, which aims to encourage diversification and raising the quality of accommodation through compliance with the principles of sustainable development and sustainable tourism. The main goal of the program is to focus on sustainable tourism development in Istria and the development of Istria as a quality tourist destination, and it is defined in the Master Plan for the development of tourism in Istria from 2015-2025. Side dish: BRANDING OF ECO FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN ISTRIA “ISTRIA ECOXPERIENCE – ALL ECO FROM ISTRIA”last_img read more

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Joseph Mariathasan: Can active management survive?

first_imgGiven the increasing competition from passive, smart beta and quantitative approaches, fundamental managers need to be able to articulate why their process works and why it should continue to work into the future. The days of earning a living by closet indexing may be coming to a close, but how many active managers are actually prepared to take a forward-looking view completely independent of their benchmark index weightings? If systematic alternatives can be bought very cheaply, what can a fundamental active manager do that will improve returns?Typically, a fundamental approach can pick out problems in the balance sheet that a systematic approach may be unable to do. They may be able to have a forward-looking view that can take advantage of macro-economic factors. What quant and smart beta cannot do is to produce high-conviction portfolios. For investment consultants, that means managers able to run portfolios of no more than 30-50 stocks, and one admitted that they would rule out any fundamental active manager with a 100-stock portfolio on the grounds that no one can really know them all well. That does leave opportunities for many active fundamental managers but maybe not the majority.Joseph Mariathasan is a contributing editor at IPE The challenges faced by traditional fund managers aren’t going away any time soon, writes Joseph MariathasanThe proposed merger of Henderson Global Investors and Janus Capital is another example of the consolidation we are seeing in the investment management industry. Traditional fund managers face serious problems if they hope to survive, let alone prosper, over the long term, as they face challenges from passive, smart beta and active quant products. These competitive pressures, combined with a low-return environment, have led to the fee cuts that lie behind the consolidation. These pressures are not going to lessen in the foreseeable future.It’s no surprise that passive management, smart beta strategies and quantitative active management are all making strong inroads into the equity space. Smart-beta approaches appear to be able to add value to lower-cost passive market capitalisation approaches. A lot of studies show that virtually any kind of alternative weighting can beat passive market-cap-weighted indices. Smart beta can incrementally improve returns available through purely passive strategies because the tilts that such strategies introduced have proven over the long term to be effective. Factors such as value, quality, momentum and low volatility have roots in behavioural finance, with evidence through back-tests showing that they work over long, statistically significant periods of time. The argument goes that, because they are behaviourally backed, and human beings do not change behaviour very quickly, they should continue to work into the future.The worry about smart-beta strategies is that they are created using pretty naïve factors. Smart-beta approaches typically use simple constructs. What quant then does is to use that same philosophical backing but puts it together in a far more sophisticated manner. For investors seeking small-cap managers, the universe of 2,500 or so stocks in just Europe in an illiquid, poorly researched market is difficult for fundamental managers to tackle, and few have tried. An active traditional manager may have around 60-80 stocks in their portfolio. In contrast, a quantitative approach has no restrictions on the number of stocks that can be analysed in a consistent manner, but the portfolios will typically have many more stocks in them, as the conviction associated with any specific bet is much less.last_img read more

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Amnesty slams Haitian judiciary for dropping Duvalier case

first_img Sharing is caring! 7 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Amnesty slams Haitian judiciary for dropping Duvalier case by: – February 2, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Jean-Claude DuvalierLONDON, England — Haiti’s judicial authorities have dealt yet another blow to the victims of former leader Jean-Claude Duvalier, Amnesty International said this week after the criminal case against the former “president-for-life” for grave human rights violations was dropped.An investigating judge in Port-au-Prince on Monday announced that Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier will not stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity – including torture, disappearances and extrajudicial executions – but only for embezzlement of public funds committed during his rule between 1971 and 1986. The text of the judge’s decision has not been made public.Duvalier has been under investigation in Haiti since he returned from exile in France in January 2011, after a group of victims filed complaints accusing him of crimes against humanity as well as corruption and theft. The victims can appeal the judge’s decision and Amnesty International has vowed to continue supporting their search for justice.“The conclusion of the sham investigation into Duvalier is a disgrace and will further entrench impunity in Haiti. No serious effort was made to determine the truth despite the multiple complaints and abundant evidence about the crimes committed and the victims,” said Javier Zúñiga, special adviser at Amnesty International, who researched the crimes of Jean-Claude Duvalier in the 1980s. “The handful of victims that have been interviewed had been subjected to intimidation by Duvalier supporters and his lawyers. It is clear that the investigating judge left out invaluable evidence and decided not to interview all the victims that filed complaints. This is a dark day for Haiti and for justice.“Duvalier benefited from a safe haven in France for 25 years until he returned to Haiti, where the authorities have failed to hold him to account for the crimes under international law perpetrated by his subordinates while he was in power.”In January 2011, Amnesty International submitted extensive documentation on the grave human rights violations committed under Duvalier, none of which was considered by the magistrate. Under international law, torture, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions and arbitrary arrests are considered crimes against humanity when committed as part of a systematic or widespread attack against the civilian population. No statute of limitations may apply to crimes against humanity and the alleged perpetrators cannot benefit from amnesties, even in the case of former heads of state. Amnesty International has expressed concern that the current Haitian government lacks the will to bring Duvalier to justice. “Recent public statements from President Martelly hinted at pardoning Duvalier. This could amount to unacceptable pressure and interference with the investigation. Inviting Jean-Claude Duvalier to take part in public official ceremonies clearly showed that the government wanted to rehabilitate Duvalier instead of holding him to account,” said Zúñiga.“Haiti has failed to live up to its international obligations to investigate all allegations of crimes against humanity and bring their perpetrators to justice. Victims have been awaiting justice for more than 25 years, and today’s decision is a major setback to them and all Haitians. But this is not the end of the road – we will continue to support the victims at the appeal stage and in international instances if necessary.”Caribbean News Now Share Sharelast_img read more

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NEARLY A THOUSAND LSIs RETURN TO WV: Rise in region’s COVID-19 cases feared

first_img* ensure the availability of transportation for LSIs in coordination with receiving local governments ILOILO City – Not 446 as previously announced but 991 locally stranded individual (LSIs) returned to Western Visayas yesterday from Metro Manila ferried by ship MV St. Michael the Archangel. Here’s the breakdown of the 991 LSIs: The ship transporting them left the port of Manila on Monday afternoon, July 27, and dropped by this city around noon yesterday before proceeding to Bacolod City. For the return of the LSIs, the RIMT was activated with the following tasks: As of 9:46 a.m. yesterday, 29,269 LSIs and 8,620 repatriated overseas Filipinos (ROFs) have returned to Region 6 since April broken down as follows: * facilitate the smooth disembarkation of LSIs From Fort San Pedro, the LSIs were fetched by ambulances sent by their respective local government units (LGUs) and taken to their localities’ quarantine facilities for swabbing. Those who would test negative for COVID-19 would be allowed to go home even before their 14-day quarantine ends. * Guimaras – 12 * Iloilo province – 304 * facilitate the availability of quarantine/isolation facilities among local government units As of yesterday, the Department of Health in Western Visayas reported the region to have the following number of COVID-19 cases: Aklan, six; Antique, 16; Capiz, seven; Guimaras, one; Iloilo province, 85; Negros Occidental, 46; Bacolod City, 82; Iloilo City, 73; repatriates, 842. Data from the Regional Incident Management Team (RIMT) showed 537 of the newly-returned LSIs were residents of Panay and Guimaras islands while 454 were residents of Negros Island. * Negros Occidental – 382 * facilitate activation of camp management in the quarantine facility/PNcenter_img In an advisory released on July 25, Director Jose Roberto Nuñez of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 urged provincial governors, city and municipal mayors to prepare for the return of many LSIs. * Capiz – 78 * Negros Oriental – 7 * Antique – 71 * ensure the safety of responders that would be mobilized and the general public * Bacolod City – 64 * for LSIs: Iloilo City – 1,066; Bacolod City – 1,066; Aklan – 3,879; Antique – 7,816; Capiz – 5,086; Guimaras – 479; Iloilo – 4,316; and Negros Occidental – 5,561 * for ROFs: Iloilo City – 1,147; Bacolod City – 1,335; Aklan – 1,147; Antique – 880; Capiz – 1,285; Guimaras – 361; Iloilo province – 1,885; and Negros Occidental – 580 SO GOOD TO BE BACK…BUT IT’S NOT QUITE HOME YET FOR LSIS. Ilonggos stranded in Metro Manila for months due to quarantine travel restrictions have finally returned to Iloilo. They are shown here passing through a gate of Fort San Pedro regulated by several frontliners wearing personal protective equipment. From Fort San Pedro yesterday, they were fetched by ambulances sent by their respective local government units and taken to their localities’ quarantine facilities for swabbing. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * Iloilo City – 58 Their return is feared to further jack up the region’s cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) which yesterday were at 1,158 with 16 deaths. Seventeen new cases were recorded, half of them LSIs. * Aklan – 14 Yesterday’s batch of LSIs managed to return to the region under the Hatid Tulong Program of the Presidential Management Staff. It is a short-term humanitarian effort to assist residents stranded in Metro Manila due to quarantine travel restrictions. * Zambonga – 1 (disembarked in Bacolod City to be fetched by his local government)last_img read more

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INDOT plans State Road 350 closure Wednesday

first_imgMilan, In. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance personnel from the Versailles Unit have been scheduled to replace a pipe culvert located under State Road 350 next Wednesday, August 1.  The excavation/installation operation will close State Road 350 between State Road 101 and Whitlatch Way adjacent to Ripley Crossing at Milan between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.INDOT crews will replace the current drainage structure with a 28- X 49-inch elliptical pipe measuring 40 feet in length.Inclement weather could postpone replacement of the culvert pipe.last_img

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