2 missionary priests test positive for COVID-19

first_img“The missionary priests are originally from Manila. They are here [Iloilo] to help the local Church in our apostolate and mission for the poor. Religious congregations are welcome to help in the diocese’s mission for the underprivileged,” Father Colada said in a statement. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. “Waay kita kabalo nagderetso lang sila sa Jubilee Hall, nagpa-swab kag nag-positive,” the mayor said. The priests were on the list of positive cases since last week, according to Dr. Jane Juanico, head of the Infectious Disease Section of the Department of Health Region 6. “Very minimal lang ang contact tracing because nga gamay man ang close contacts nila,” Juanico said. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Their entry to the city, Juanico explained, was under the authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) status. ILOILO City – Two priests who recently arrived in this city for their new assignment tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “They [two priests] probably got the virus from their previous apostolate areas in Manila,” Colada added. Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed this during a press briefing on Tuesday, saying the priests arrived in the city on a ship from Metro Manila. All asymptomatic, they were immediately quarantined, he added. Colada said the priests could have contracted the virus from previous assignments and mission areas in Manila. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Allaying public fears, Colada said: “Wala man makasulod sa mga simbahan ang duha ka mga pari bangod ang assignment nila mag-conduct sang mass sa community. APOR status only allows one to travel for purposes of work without having to obtain a travel authority from the Philippine National Police. The two missionaries, according to Colada, were tested before leaving Manila and yielded negative results. But when one of them had a sore throat upon arrival at the airport, local authorities required them to undergo tests. They were currently isolated in a quarantine facility in Iloilo City. In an interview with Panay News, Reverend Father Angelo Colada, director of social communications of the Archdiocese of Jaro, disclosed the priests were members of a religious congregation assigned to communities in the city for “mission purposes” but were still to report to the archdiocese. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PNlast_img read more

James “Jim” A. Meyer

first_imgJames “Jim” A. Meyer, 77 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Jim was born on June 21, 1941, at home in Ripley County, the son of Joseph and Hilda (Hodapp) Meyer. He was a 1959 graduate of Napoleon High School. He married Rita Buening on April 22, 1967, in Millhousen and she survives.Other survivors include his son – Kevin (Mary Ann) Meyer; his daughter Kelli (Chad) Cobler; his brother William (Joanie) Meyer; and four grandchildren – Logan Cobler, Machaela Cobler, Samuel Meyer, and Juliet Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Meyer.Jim served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963 – 1969. He worked for 40 years in maintenance at NTN-BCA until his retirement in 2003. Upon his retirement, Jim became a permanent adorer in the St. Louis Adoration Chapel until 2018.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen.Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed traveling.  He was proud to have visited every state west of the Mississippi River with his wife and children.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren; especially watching his granddaughters ride and show horses, and collecting BB guns and fishing with his grandsons.  In his free time, he enjoyed watching Westerns on television.  Jim was a former coach of CYO basketball in Millhousen, Enochsburg, and Batesville.A Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, followed by visitation for family and friends from 4 PM – 8 PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home.  On Thursday, June 20, visitation will be from 10 AM – 11 AM before the Funeral Mass beginning at 11 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. John Geis officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Arthritis Foundation/Rheumatoid Arthritis Lung Disease in care of Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

Ranking Cowboys’ Hall of Fame candidates on current roster

first_imgMORE: NFL Uniform Rankings1. Jason Witten, tight end (100 percent)His un-retirement just delays the inevitable, as he is an icon of the modern position. Witten is fourth all-time in receptions, regardless of position, behind Jerry Rice, Tony Gonzalez and Larry Fitzgerald. Among tight ends, he’s second only to Gonzalez in receiving yards with 12,448. Witten has been named to 12 Pro Bowls, made first-team All-Pro twice and just as important to cement his status, was the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Mike Ditka finally will get company from another Cowboys tight end.2. Tyron Smith, left tackle (80 percent)Smith is somehow only 28 after eight seasons in the league. He is riding a streak of six consecutive Pro Bowls. A couple more seasons as a rock and he’s a lock.3. Zack Martin, right guard (80 percent)What Smith does on the edge, Martin does on the inside. He has dominated by making six straight Pro Bowls to begin his career. Hall of Famer Jerry Jones did amazing by using first-round picks on both Martin, Smith and the next guy.4. Travis Frederick, center (79 percent)Frederick is only a notch below the other two because of the health concern, missing the entire ’18 season with Gullain-Barre Syndrome. There’s great optimism he will be back on the field to resume his first-round pedigreed career next to Martin. Should Frederick go back to starting come Week 1, expect him to earn his fifth Pro Bowl trip in seven years.5. Ezekiel Elliott, running back (50 percent)Save for his suspension, he’s been consistently and highly productive over three seasons, and should that continue, he’s in line to join Emmitt Smith and Tony Dorsett. He’s that good of a runner in line with the greats. If he can stay in line off the field, there’s no question his on-field trajectory is Canton high, especially given the boost from three elite all-time blockers up front.6. DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive end (20 percent)The ceiling certainly is there but the production has to be, too, now that he’s getting paid like a top edge pass rusher. The first step is getting back out there fullly healthy for Week 1 after offseason shoulder surgery. The No. 34 overall pick from ’14 needs a lot more than 34 career sacks at age 27, but he has the talent to explode for big totals over the next five-to-six seasons that a potential Hall call would require. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the NFL’s most well-represented teams in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When Gil Brandt, their former vice president of player personnel, is officially inducted as part of the Class of 2019 in August, he will be the franchise’s 25th representative to be immortalized in Canton over the league’s first 100 seasons.The Cowboys won’t need to wait too long to claim another member. Looking at the active players on their current roster, there are several strong candidates, including one shoo-in and four near locks. Here is a ranking of everyone who has a hint of a chance of getting in, going into 2019: 7. Leighton Vander Esch, outside linebacker (15 percent)Vander Esch gets on the board fresh off a stellar rookie season. The first-round pick immediately was Pro Bowl worthy with 140 tackles (two for loss), seven passes defended and a pair of interceptions. Vander Esch is built to be a modern superstar at the posiiton with his equal exceptional work in coverage  and run stopping. He also has time, youth and health on his side than Sean Lee doesn’t. Vander Esch is the defense’s best young candidate ahead of Byron Jones, a semi-late blooming defensive back.8. Dak Prescott, quarterback (10 percent)He has got to show more of his Offensive Rookie of the Year and late ’18 form over several more seasons, but he deserves to be on the radar with two playoff seasons under his belt in his three-year career. The addition of go-to wide receiver Amari Cooper and the change to a more QB-friendly offense with new coordinator Kellen Moore should keep Prescott pushing his play higher to match the mega contract he’s about to get. His continued durability and development plus leading the Cowboys to that elusive next ring soon would give him a expedited Russell Wilson-like candidacy.last_img read more