Antique caravan to give free services to ‘conflict’ areas

first_imgHelp desks by the government frontline offices would also assist those who would inquire or process somedocuments. An officer of the Philippine Army gives free haircut to a student in Barangay Tubudan, San Remigio, Antique last year. The Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict will also conduct a two-day medical and dental mission and information caravan that will benefit around 1,500 individuals from Antique’s two towns starting today. MARGIE GADIAN/PNA Gadian said the provincial governmentwill also provide medicines and vitamins to the community. The PTF-ELCAC, which was created lastSept. 26 through Executive Order 119 signed by Governor Rhodora Cadiao, willfacilitate the caravan starting today. “The PTF-ELCAC has chosen to conductthe medical, surgical and dental mission and information caravan in theidentified conflict areas because of the continuing presence of the NewPeople’s Army in San Remigio and Valderrama,” provincial consultant on peaceand order Margie Gadian said on Monday. The Department of Social Welfare andDevelopment will distribute used clothing to the indigents while the Departmentof Labor and Employment will provide school supplies for pupils in thehinterland barangays. “We actually have been conducting ayearly medical-dental mission in the conflict areas but this year it isdifferent because of the convergence of the different government agencies,”Gadian said, adding that the activity will target those living in conflictareas.(With a report from PNA/PN) SAN JOSE, Antique – The ProvincialTask Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) here will conducta two-day medical and dental mission and information caravan that will benefitaround 1,500 individuals from the province’s two towns.  Gadian said the Armed Forces of thePhilippines with the Department of Health will bring their doctors for the saidmission in Barangay Osorio, San Remigio town today and in Barangay Pandanan,Valderrama on Oct. 25.last_img read more

University-wide statement addresses viral email

first_imgMichael L. Jackson, vice president of student affairs, sent an email to the USC community Friday regarding the Kappa Sigma email that has gone viral around campus and beyond the university.“I write to express that the University of Southern California (USC) administration and I are appalled by the anonymous email that has circulated in our community,” Jackson wrote in the email. “It expresses repulsive views, its sentiments and language demean women, and it contradicts the values and standards of our university.”Jackson said students who were disturbed by the email made the Office of Student Affairs aware of the viral email in early March.“Once received, we began an immediate investigation into its origin,” Jackson wrote. “We spoke with the leadership of the USC chapter of Kappa Sigma, the group to which the email was originally sent, we consulted with the Kappa Sigma national fraternity, and we questioned the student who was associated with this email.”Jackson said the university learned through the investigation a USC student did not create the email, and a friend at a university on the east coast forwarded it to the student who sent it to the USC Kappa Sigma listserv. The email was originally sent to the members of Kappa Sigma in November.“The student responsible for circulating this email has been interviewed,” Jackson wrote. “He has apologized and expressed sincere regret for the incident.”USC’s Kappa Sigma’s chapter operations have been temporarily suspended so the fraternity can investigate how the email circulated on its listserv and why immediate action was not taken to remove the email.Jackson said USC Student Affairs’ MenCare program, which began in 2005, will be “[used] to address this situation.”The letter to students and faculty states the opinions expressed in the viral email are not representative of the university or its values.“We will continue to work to promote healthy relationships, open dialogue, and respect among the members of the Trojan Family — and, as an extension of our mission, to encourage the treatment of all people with dignity and respect,” Jackson wrote.last_img read more

First-set wins have been key for Syracuse this season

first_img Published on November 6, 2017 at 10:41 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Since the beginning of the season, Syracuse’s aggression to begin games has helped it get out to early leads and win opening sets, something it failed to do a year ago.Last season, the Orange won the opening set just seven times, a large factor for its 7-23 record. The team was young and inexperienced, head coach Leonid Yelin said, and as a result, it often took some players longer to adjust to the speed and intensity at the start of games.This year, Syracuse (17-10, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) has left its mistakes behind and learned the importance and impact of a strong start on a game. Syracuse has taken a 1-0 set lead 17 times this season. SU’s first-set success coincides with a much improved record and its players have made a conscious effort to start matches hot.“We’ve worked a lot on starting sets faster,” junior Kendra Lukacs said. “The first set is really important. You definitely want to have that one set advantage.”When the Orange gains an early advantage, it usually wins the first set and the game. When it doesn’t, it typically results in losses.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was on the wrong end of an opening set run against North Carolina State on Nov. 3, when a 4-4 deadlock quickly turned into a 10 point deficit after an 11-1 run by the Wolfpack. SU went on to get blown out the first set, 11-25, and lost match, 3-0.Against Georgia Tech on Sept. 28, the Orange’s hitters powered a 6-1 run early on, and went on to win the first set, 25-18, and the match, 3-0. Gaining a four or five point advantage early in a set reduces pressure and gives players confidence, senior Belle Sand said.“We do this thing, ‘bang, bang, bang’ before every match,” Sand said. “We go in hard for three sets, and that’s all you need.”Along with victories, Syracuse has enjoyed shorter matches when winning the first set. Twelve of the Orange’s 26 matches this year have lasted longer than three sets, an occurrence the team hopes to avoid due to the mental and physical strain on players.When players are fatigued in practice, Syracuse practices fifth-set situations, forcing players to focus on making smart decisions like they would have to in a match, as a few slipups can cost a team the set and the game. Against Bryant on Sept. 15, the Orange allowed a service ace and committed two ball handling errors early in the fifth set, and went on to lose, 10-15.“Usually when it’s 8-8, you’re all loose, thinking ‘This game’s to 25,’” Sand said. “But in reality, you’re already half way.”With looming matchups against No. 22 Louisville and Miami, which are both ahead of Syracuse in the ACC standings, it is important for the Orange to continue starting games hot.“In every game you play, it doesn’t matter which sport,” Yelin said. “It’s always good to start on the right foot.” Commentslast_img read more