Binay initially asked if the 2020deadline for the implementation of PUV modernization will still push through,given that investments for it were only able to fund 2% of the needed number ofmodern PUVs thus far. The PUV Modernization Project will banPUVs, including jeepneys, aged 15 years old and above from plying the roads andreplace them with e-jeepneys worth P1.6 million each. There are at least170,000 PUJs across the country based on government records. “Mayroonpong prototype na may financialpackage. Toyota po ang may gawa. Kaya po nilang gumawa ng 500 to 700units in a year, kaya hindi po masasabingwala ng magagamit [kung walang jeep],”he said. Likewise, Tugade said that Toyota is setto make a prototype for modern jeepneys with an accompanying financial package. “And assuming that jeepney drivers willno longer be jeepney drivers because they can’t afford the new jeepneys, whowill provide the need of our riding public amid the PUV modernization?” sheadded. Binay made the disclosure during thebudget deliberation on the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) proposed P126-billionbudget for next year by the Senate Committee on Finance. “Hindinaman po walang jeepney, wala nangmagagamit. Andiyan po ang bus, at mga tren na gagawin pa natin,” Tugadesaid. Aside from the hefty price tag of themodern jeep, the PUV Modernization Program also requires drivers who don’t ownthe PUJs they drive to affiliate themselves with cooperatives which arefinancially capable of buying the new jeepneys since the government will onlyissue franchise to operate to cooperatives, not individuals. DOTr Undersecretary Mark Richmond deLeon then conceded that the 2020 deadline for implementation of PUVmodernization has been scrapped for now. “We had evaluation po, and based on these challenges, we will provide an updatedschedule [for PUV modernization],” de Leon said. Binay, however, countered that at thecurrent pace, PUV modernization could not happen within the remaining threeyears of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term. Once they are a part of a cooperative,drivers will work depending on the shift designated to them, unlike in thepresent setup when individuals who own jeepneys can ply the road whenever theywant, save for a day because of the number-coding scheme, which bans vehicleson the road based on the last digit of plate number. “Sabudget niyo sa 2020, wala pong budget for PUV modernization. Paano po tayo uusad?” Binay asked DOTrofficials. MANILA – The government’s Public UtilityVehicle’s (PUV) modernization program has no allocation from the proposedP4.1-trillion budget for 2020, Sen. Nancy Binay bared on Thursday. Davao City is the hometown of PresidentDuterte. (GMA News/PN) “Two percent pa lang po [ang nami-meetna requirements]. Eh tatlong taon na lang po si Presidente.Baka four percent lang ‘yun by 2022,” Binay said. The House of Representatives amendedDOTr’s proposed budget by realigning P274 million to it. The said funding,however, is for the operating expenses of Davao City International Airport. DOTR Secretary Arthur Tugade, for hispart, insisted that the PUV needs of the country will still be met even withreduced jeepneys as a result of PUV modernization.read more
Road maintenance will continue on U.S. Highway 52/ Main Street in Brookville for a few more nights.The Indiana Department of Transportation began milling and paving certain sections of the road on Sunday evening.Terri Hartwell, a representative with INDOT says “Their grinding the road out and putting blacktop down. So it should be a pretty nice road when their done.”She suggests that the evening work could continue until Friday. The work is done from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night.INDOT asks residents to avoid parking along the work area on Main Street during the overnight hours.
CINCINNATI – According to information released by Interact for Health, approximately 77 percent of Southeast Indiana adults report that the condition of their mouth and teeth, including false teeth and dentures, is good or very good.That’s similar to the reported 76 percent in the Greater Cincinnati region.Nearly 3 in 10 adults in Southeastern Indiana say they delayed or did not get dental care, which is five percent less than those in Cincinnati.According to the data, poor dental health is more likely to occur with the financially burdened, less educated and minorities.“Routine dental care is essential in maintaining overall health and well-being,” says Nancy Carter, associate dental director, Cincinnati Health Department. “We are working to improve these statistics by improving access to dental care for children and adults.” Poor oral health can have a negative effect on a person’s nutrition, appearance and speech. “In addition to the pain and suffering it can cause, it can also increase the risk of infection. And there is an association between gum disease and heart disease,” she adds.read more
David Burns, of Sunman, was born on November 15, 1955 in Milan, a son to Roy Sr. and Cornie Daniel Burns. He spent many years of his life working at Lewis Auto Body shop. David was affiliated with Hope Baptist Church and the Sons of the Legion in Milan, Post #0235. He loved gardening, cooking, fishing, blue grass music, and especially his family. On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the age of 63, David passed away peacefully with family by his side.Those surviving who will cherish David’s memory include four children, Michael (Valerie) Burns of Lawrenceburg, David (Stephanie) Burns of Albany, Jordan (companion Shane Johnson) Burns of Albany, and Kelsey (companion Jacob McKinley) Burns of Moores Hill; a special friend, Emily Schwering; four siblings, Ruthann Lewis of Sunman, Verda Day of Milan, Roy (Mona) Burns Jr. of Milan, and Ronnie (Gloria) Burns of Sunman; five grandchildren Randalyn, Raylon, Connor, Kamea, and Gracelynn; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Larry Lewis.Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US-50, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018. Burial will follow immediately after in St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman.Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to help with expenses. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of David Burns.read more
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is planning to organise fights in his own back garden when professional boxing returns in July from the COVID-19 lockdown.Hearn’s mansion home and headquarters to the north of London has extensive grounds and he wants to organise fight nights on four consecutive weekends behind closed doors. “It is a huge mission. We are going to turn our headquarters here into an outdoor venue for live boxing, with a full canopy in the middle of the garden and the ring overlooking London,” said the Matchroom boss.“Just imagine it. It is summer, the house is all lit up, you can see Canary Wharf in the distance and fireworks are going off. Then over the hill walk Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin for a massive tear up on my lawn,” he told the Daily Mail.The British Boxing Board of Control hope to resume professional boxing in Britain in July but with strict conditions and no spectators.The board’s proposals, which are still being discussed, include boxers having to wear face masks during ring walks and being banned from using an open spit bucket.Whyte and Russian heavyweight Povetkin were due to fight in Manchester on May 2 for the WBC interim belt but that was postponed when all fights were banned. Hearn’s plan was for an all-British title bout between women’s WBC super-featherweight champion Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in mid-July leading up to an August clash between Whyte and Povetkin.“We are building changing rooms for the fighters, setting up a space for a ring walk, and figuring out how we can do everything you need for this kind of production with as few people as possible,” he said.He said a nearby hotel could be used as a holding camp, with everyone involved only cleared to enter the mansion once they had tested negative.“To do a contact sport in a studio or a confined gym with everyone sweating about, isn’t great,” Hearn said.“This feels cleaner and safer and it will look sensational, with the drones flying over the premises. “It will give the fighters that big event feel… it won’t be great for the grass but hopefully it will be very good for boxing.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaCOVID-19Dillian WhyteEddie Hearnread more
RelatedPosts EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Crystal Palace are chasing two winger signings this week.Reports claimed Palace is preparing to make an offer for QPR’s Eberechi Eze. Palace have been tracking the 22-year-old for some time, though are expected to bid well below QPR’s £20 million asking price.Several Premier League clubs have enquired over Eze and QPR hope to trigger a bidding war.Palace are also weighing up whether to match Club Brugge’s £4.7 million offer for Bright Osayi-Samuel, also of QPR.Tags: Bright Osayi-SamuelClub BruggeCrystal PalaceEberechi Eze
Press Association Harford later confirmed that he had turned down an offer to assist Kinnear. He told Sky Sports News: “I have declined an offer to be Joe Kinnear’s assistant. After meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear, I made the decision that it’s not the right time for me to take up this role. “It was an honour to be asked to work at a fantastic club and I have the utmost respect for the club and its fans. I am currently enjoying a role helping out at Millwall, but would like to thank Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear for the opportunity.” Mick Harford’s proposed appointment as assistant to Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear has fallen through. It had been suggested that Harford would concentrate on the domestic market, helping Kinnear to identify potential targets from the lower leagues and monitoring those players sent out on loan by manager Alan Pardew. However, news of the talks sparked further claims that Pardew was being undermined amid accusations that owner Mike Ashley was installing a shadow management team above him. The manager and his players are currently in Portugal, where they are continuing their preparations for the new season following a 3-1 friendly defeat by Rio Ave on Saturday evening. Kinnear, who was put in charge of all football-related matters when he was controversially appointed to his new post by Ashley, is currently attempting to implement the transfer plan put in place after discussions with Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr, although the Magpies remain the only Barclays Premier League club yet to sign a senior player this summer. But that could change in the near future with the club understood to have formalised their interest in Lyon’s France international striker Bafetimibi Gomis, while Aston Villa’s Darren Bent remains firmly in their sights despite reported interest from Fulham. The striking department was identified as the priority at the end of last season after Newcastle’s unexpected fight against relegation, and Papiss Cisse’s ongoing absence as a result of his refusal to wear the Wonga brand on his shirt and an arm injury sustained by Shola Ameobi at the weekend have severely depleted Pardew’s resources. The 52-year-old told the Chronicle: “I’m focusing on the team out here, and Joe, [club secretary] Lee Charnley and Graham are looking to get someone over the line. “At the minute, especially if Shola’s missing and with no Papiss out here, we’re a little bit light for a Premier League team. I spoke to Joe on Friday and he has some important meetings.” It emerged on Sunday that the 54-year-old former striker was in discussions with the club he briefly represented as a player over a role working alongside his former Wimbledon manager. However, Press Association Sport understands those talks have failed to reach a successful conclusion. read more
Two people have been taken into police custody after a shooting at the Pembroke Lakes Mall.The incident occurred Friday around 2:20 pm inside the mall at 11945 Pines Boulevard.According to the report, the incident may have stemmed from an attempted robbery at a jewelry store.Two male victims were struck by gunfire and taken to area hospitals as trauma alerts, however, other reports indicate that they are both in stable condition.Not much is known about the incident at this time.Authorities are still on the scene and investigating.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Singh also confirmed that TTFI has recommended three names to the sports ministry for the Arjuna award and they are Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty and Madhurika Patkar.Desai was recommended last year as well but the selection panel picked Manika Batra and G Sathiyan for the honour following their path-breaking showing in the Commonwealth and Asian Games. New Delhi: Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has decided to bid for the 2024 edition of the biennial World Team Championships. TTFI secretary M P Singh, who was in Hungary for the World Championships which concluded on Sunday, said the time has come for India to host a high-profile event. The last time India hosted a World Championships was way back in 1987.”We will be bidding for the 2024 edition in which 32 teams will take part,” Singh told PTI.Team Championships take place on even years and Individual Championships on odd years. The last big ITTF event that was staged in India was in 2012 when Hyderabad hosted the World Junior Championships.read more
African Confederation Cup champions TP Mazembe Englebert of the Democratic Republic of Congo have lost their coach, Hubert Velud, who has signed for Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel.Etoile were eliminated by Mazembe in the semifinal of last year’s competition.Frenchman Velud, also a former national coach of Togo, takes over from the veteran Faouzi Benzarti, who led Etoile to African Confederation Cup success in 2015 at the expense of Orlando Piates. The 57-year-old Velud has also previously worked at Algerian clubs Entente Sétif and USM Alger.Mazembe now have to find a new coach as they prepare for next month’s African Super Cup against African Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram