8 Bacolod UPV students finish quarantine


first_imgThe students, along with a couple who were also quarantined in the same facility, tested negative in the real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. BACOLOD City – Eight Bacolodnon students of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) were sent home after completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at a school facility in this city. Eight students from the University of the Philippines Visayas and a couple – all residents of Bacolod City – show their certificates of completion after finishing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at a school facility on May 18. They were all transported safely to their respective homes. CINDY TAN-ROJAS The students, stranded at the UPV main campus in Miagao, Iloilo during the enhanced community quarantine, were assisted by the city government in their return here on May 5. “They all completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine (on May 18) with flying colors. All (of them) yielded negative test results for COVID-19,” councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of the action team for non-OFW returning residents, said on her Facebook post. Rojas then gave reminders to the students and the couple during the send-off which was also attended by Dr. Karen Gensoli, barangay health workers and police personnel. The second batch included 15 Bacolodnons who traveled on a special flight of the Philippine Airlines from Manila on May 9. The UPV students were part of the first batch of non-OFW returning residents assisted by the city government. Immediately after their arrival, they were brought to the Mariano G. Medalla Integrated School, which has been set up by the city government as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient care center for non-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). On May 13, a total of 53 non-OFW residents of Bacolod stranded in Cebu also came home via Escalante City. Each of them received a copy of their result and a certificate of completion from the City Health Office. “Team Department of Social Services and Development prepared dinner for them, and they were all individually dropped off to their respective homes,” she added. The latest group was picked up by the city government bus and brought to the Education and Training Center School extension campus in Barangay 16 to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine,too.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Christopher M. McFarland, 47


first_imgChristopher M. McFarland, 47, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his residence. Born, October 3, 1972 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Donald and Carol (Mitchell) McFarland.  Chris was a 1991 graduate from Greensburg Community High School. He was married to Chris Mosley on July 12, 1997 and she survives. He is also survived by his parents, Don and Carol, Greensburg, father and mother in law, Alan and Sharon Mosley, Texas; one son, Robert McFarland, Greensburg; three brothers, Bill (Lisa) McFarland, Lake Santee, David (Bev) McFarland, Westport, Joe (Tiffany) McFarland, Westport; one sister, Jill McFarland, Greensburg. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State shocks No. 2 seed Michigan State, will face Syracuse on Sunday


first_imgWhen Matt Costello’s and-one cut the lead to two early in the second half, MTSU scored six points in the span of 47 seconds to make the lead eight. Bryn Forbes responded with a 3. Then Potts hit now of his own.Costello cut it to 65-64 with a layup. Then Harris hit an and-one. Colby Wallenman made two free throws to bring it to 77-76, then Perrin Buford hit an and-one layup. Every sniff at a run or any hope of momentum was always dashed by a Blue Raiders basket.“In my wildest dreams I didn’t think they’d hit some of the shots they hit,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said in a tear-filled press conference. “We didn’t guard them real good. But, man, they made some shots. Boy, really take my hat off to the shots they made.”After the game, players in the MTSU locker room spoke with large throngs of reporters. A lot of them looked as their phones started blowing up. Some, like Jaqawn Raymond stood with an ear-to-ear, smile on his face.“We know it’s a big win. We know nobody think we was gonna win this game,” Raymond said. “I’m pretty sure there’s some brackets that’s not gonna win no money … We got our jobs done.”For the Spartans, the locker room was quiet. In the press room, Izzo cried. He shot back at a reporter who asked about what the game meant for the future, saying he refused to look past today. Denzel Valentine lamented MTSU’s changing defense — everything from a 1-3-1 to 2-3 zone to man-to-man.The loss pits Michigan State with Duke and Missouri from 2012, both No. 2 seeds that lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. But Michigan State was arguably the best team in the country. It had been snubbed of a No. 1 seed. It had Valentine, the consensus best player in the country. And suddenly, it was all over.Margaret Lin | Senior Staff Photographer“I will never forget this day,” Michigan State’s Marvin Clark said. “I just can’t let this happen again.”The Blue Raiders will spend all of Friday night relaxing and celebrating. Then at 6 a.m. on Saturday, they’ll meet and go over tape. Assistant coach Win Case already spent the week watching Syracuse tape, he’s seen six of its games.They were readying for a game that only they thought was possible. On Friday morning, Middle Tennessee State was just another 15 seed. Now, it’s a Cinderella story. It’s the winner of one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history.“We weren’t scared of the moment,” Buford said. Comments Published on March 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 ST. LOUIS — The game wasn’t over, but Darnell Harris raised both his arms as high as they would go. Just 6.6 seconds were on the clock — a fraction of a game that was already in Middle Tennessee’s grasp.The Blue Raiders cheering section, The Blue Zoo, was small but loud, synchronizing in one continuous roar. This was a moment that seemed possible as soon as MTSU jumped out to a 15-2 lead, but wasn’t a certified reality until it actually was.“We played our ass off today, man,” Giddy Potts said.15th-seeded MTSU (25-9, 13-5 Conference USA) shocked second-seeded Michigan State (29-6, 13-5 Big Ten) and the college basketball world with its 90-81 win on Friday afternoon at the Scottrade Center. Every Spartan run was met with an MTSU answer.All five of MTSU’s starters scored in double figures. They combined to make 11 3s, take 21 free throws and never let the Spartans take a lead or score more than eight consecutive points. The Blue Raiders will now face Syracuse on Sunday afternoon. The Orange defeated Dayton in the first round earlier on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s so much national attention,” head coach Kermit Davis said. “And on CBS, on a Friday afternoon, and when you beat a team like that … And to do it on that kind of stage, it’s a great day for our whole university.”MORE COVERAGE: Time Machine: 15th-seeded Richmond upsets 2nd-seeded Syracuse, 73-69Syracuse puts 2014 NCAA Tournament loss to Dayton in past with 70-51 win over FlyersFast Reaction: 3 quick takeaways after Syracuse’s 70-51 blowout of DaytonTyler Roberson falls 1 rebound short of Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament record in win over DaytonGallery: Syracuse beats Dayton in Round of 64 NCAA Tournament matchup Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse beats Dayton in Round of 64 NCAA Tournament matchupDayton collapses under pressure of Syracuse’s early second-half runFast Reaction: 3 quick takeaways after Syracuse’s 70-51 blowout of DaytonSyracuse dominates Dayton center Steve McElvene in the paintTime Machine: 15th-seeded Richmond upsets 2nd-seeded Syracuse, 73-69 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more