US firm proposes cable cars in city, nearby towns

first_img* can meet surge demand duringpeak-hours According to Councilor Ely Estante, vice chair of the Committee on Transportation in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Transit Ex listed the following benefits of this transport system: * affordable, flexible fares ILOILO City — A company from Boston,USA is proposing a cable car or automated electric vehicles (pods) transportsystem in this southern city. * reduce traffic congestion / removetraffic from the streets * provide parking relief * system can be expanded as required Traffic congestion has long been aproblem in this city. While streets are narrow, the volume of vehicles has beenincreasing. Compounding the problem are illegally parked vehicles and driversand pedestrians that do not follow traffic rules and regulations. * network operates 24/7 A cable car transport system runs oncables. The pods or cabins, hauled above the ground by means of cables, movefrom station to station allowing passengers to get in or out. Estante said Transit X would conduct aproject presentation to the city council. The schedule of this, however, is yetto be determined./PNcenter_img * improve safety in publictransportation * proven technology One cable car or pod can accommodatefive persons/passengers, according to Transit X. Transit X sent an unsolicited proposalto Mayor Jerry Treñas for a privately-funded high capacity solar-powered 24/7automated pod network connecting this city to municipalities in Iloiloprovince. All it would ask from the citygovernment is a guarantee of right-of-way and air rights, he said. Transit X also proposed a five percentshare to the city government from the gross revenue, said Estante. “Waaygastuson ang city, sila tanan magasto. Ang obrahon sang syudad is to identify areas nga butangansang ila poste para angtan sang ila cable cars,” said Estante. * significant tourist potential * no public fundinglast_img read more

2 drug suspects fall in buy-bust

first_imgThe 36-year-oldMichael Molinos of Barangay 2, La Carlota City and 46-year-old Aileen Claridadof Barangay Magsungay were caught around 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, a police reportshowed. BACOLOD City –Police arrested two drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 3, LaCarlota City, Negros Occidental. The suspectswere detained in the custodial facility of La Carlota City police station. Recovered fromtheir possession were 18 sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P50,000,P500 marked money, P520 cash, and drug paraphernalia. Charges forviolation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more

Palace asks Congress: Grant Duterte ‘more powers’ vs COVID-19

first_img The country recorded 73 new COVID-19 cases by Sunday morning, bringing the total number to 380. Six more people died for a total of 25 casualties, while the number of patients who recovered increased to 17./PN Also written in the measure is the President given the power to realign any appropriation in the 2020 General Appropriations Act in order to fund measures to meet the emergency. The Senate will hold a special session to discuss the bill at 10am Monday, while the House of Representatives is also expected to discuss a counterpart bill also on the same day. Under the proposal, Duterte will be authorized to temporarily take over or direct the operation of any privately-owned public utility or business affected with public interest, including but not limited to hotels, public transportation, and telecommunications entities. “Hotels will be used to house health workers or serve as quarantine centers or medical relief and aid distribution centers, while public transportation will ferry health, emergency and frontline personnel,” the proposed measure said. Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III told to CNN Philippines that he has received a draft bill from Malacañang asking for the declaration and special powers for Duterte. If the bill is enacted, the President can cancel appropriated programs, projects or activities to generate savings and to reallocate unused and unspent funds, or funds allocated for discontinued projects, to measures intended to address the COVID-19 emergency. Management of these businesses, however, will remain with the owners but the President or his representative will direct and supervise their operations, providing for a reasonable compensation for additional damage or costs incurred by the owner.center_img MANILA – Malacañang has asked Congressto declare a national emergency and grant President Rodrigo Duterte “necessaryand proper” powers – including the power to take over public utilities,hospitals and businesses – to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)pandemic in the country. The bill also seeks to punish any violation of the rules, regulations and directives of the national government with 2 months jail time and a fine of between P10,000 to P1 million. The measure also empowers the Chief Executive to purchase goods like testing kits, lease properties and construct temporary medical facilities without going through the rules on procurement, as well as require businesses to prioritize and accept contracts for materials and services in connection with the fight against COVID-19. The powers given to President Rodrigo Duterte will only be effective for three months — “unless extended by Congress. PCOO “Take-over of telecommunication entities is intended to facilitate uninterrupted communication channels between the government and the public,” it added. Public and private transportation and traffic will be regulated, same with the distribution and use of power, fuel, energy and water to ensure adequate supply.last_img read more

3 injured in road mishap

first_imgPolice identified them as 21-year-oldSanny Claud, 31-year-old Argie Boy Sumugat and 18-year-old Tommy Agravante. Theyall sustained body injuries, a police report showed. The victims were brought to the LorenzoD. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City but were later transferred to theCorazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital here for medicaltreatment. BACOLOD City – Three persons wereinjured in a road crash in Barangay Dancalan, Ilog, Negros Occidental. Pavillar, meanwhile, surrendered and wasdetained in the custodial facility of the Ilog municipal police station./PN According to police investigators, acargo truck driven by Alex Pavillar, 42, of Barangay Tabu, Ilog collided withthe motorcycle driven by Claud with Sumugat and Agravante as back riders around6 a.m. on March 28.last_img read more

Kitchen Fire Leads To Damage In Nine Apartments

first_imgA Batesville restaurant is closed today after suffering water damage.Update (2:00 p.m.)Batesville Fire Chief Todd Schutte says the cause of a fire at RomWeber Flats was caused by an individual cooking on the stove.The property’s sprinkler system contained the fire to the one apartment. It did result in some water damage to nine apartment homes and the Big Four Café. It delayed restaurant operations by three hours on Wednesday.“There were no injuries as a result of the fire and all residents effected have been taken care of,” according to Teri Hedemark, Area Manager forFlaherty and Collins, the property management company.“The Red Cross assisted in placing three families in hotels and a restoration company arrived shortly after the incident to begin repairs. We appreciated the quick response time from Emergency Services.”Update (8:30 a.m.)Owner Adam Israel says the Big Four Café will now reopen today at 10 a.m.First Report (7:54 a.m.)The Big Four Café in Batesville is closed Wednesday morning after the business suffered water damage.Fire crews responded to a report of a fire at a RomWeber Flats apartment early Wednesday morning. The sprinkler system was deployed leading to water draining down to the first floor where the restaurant is located.Café owner Adam Israel said they are working on cleaning the water up today but the business did not suffer any fire damage.last_img read more

Obama Vows To Fight ISIL With Airstrikes

first_imgPresident Obama address the nation Wednesday. (Image: NBC)WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama addressed the nation Wednesday night saying America would combat the ISIL terrorist group with airstrikes and assistance from world allies.During the primetime speech, Mr. Obama said he would send an additional 475 troops into Iraq to assist current operations there, but pledged it would not become a ground combat.The president began ordering airstrikes in the Middle East last month which the military has now conducted over 150.President Obama told the nationwide audience, “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations abroad and congress at home,” President Obama said. “I can announce America will lead a broad coalition to rollback this terrorist threat.”“Our objective is clear. We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy,” the president noted, saying it would be similar to the airstrikes the U.S. has conducted before in Yemen and Somalia.“Moreover, I have made it clear. We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq.”“If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”Mr. Obama addressed the nation just three hours before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Share your thoughts on our Facebook page as we expect more developments and reaction Thursday morning.Video courtesy of PBS NewsHourlast_img read more

Lady Trojans Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgEC JV and Varsity volleyball traveled to South Ripley last night. Both teams came out with the win in straight sets.Varsity won with the scores of 25-19, 25-14, and 25-14.EC VB vs South Ripley (10-5)Set one started slow for us. I think we underestimated South Ripley’s big front row and they put us in a hole early. Our libero, Abby Wilgenbusch, is a little banged up, so she took the night off. Sophomore Catherine Gregg filled in for her so it took a little bit for the girls to adjust. Once they adjusted, it was a different ball game.‘This team doesn’t quit and they found a way to win again. In sets two and three we stayed in control with aggressive serving and a quick offense.  It was fun to watch them adjust and fight their way back. It showed their determination and drive to win. We are on the right track when it matters most! I’m excited to see how the season ends. ‘  Trojans Coach Cassie LakerVarsity is now 17-11 on the season. Next up, FC tonight at 5 at EC.last_img read more

Opening Day

first_imgToday is Opening Day in Cincinnati!  It is a unique experience for anyone who is able to go to this game.  No other city in the United States treats Opening Day like Cincinnati.How many of you have been able to experience this?  I was able to do so one time, because Opening Day and a school holiday coincided.  I don’t actually remember why I was off, but I suspect it was Easter week.  I remember the game well, because the Mets were the opponent with such players as Nolan Ryan and Tom Seaver sitting on the Bullpen bench.  I was in the front row just behind them.  That was the closest I ever came to these Hall of Famers.I did not see the parade, but I don’t think the final game of a World Series could have been any better than the atmosphere was that day.  That is Opening Day in Cincinnati.last_img read more

Howaed Stanley “Peg” Terrill

first_imgHoward Stanley “Peg” Terrill, 82, of Guilford, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born on November 3, 1933 to Lindsay and Gladys (Posey) Terrill at Dearborn County, Indiana.. Howard was in the Army and served his country . He worked as a Foreman for Schenley Distillery.He was a member of the Aurora Keith Ross American Legion and the Aurora Eagles. He loved to play cards, 7-up and Euchre, ride around in the golf cart and go to auctions. Howard didn’t know a stranger. He enjoyed socializing, sharing stories and jokes with anyone within hearing distance. He also loved to spend time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed..Howard is survived by his loving spouse of 62years, Corrine “Cody”, daughter, Delana Lynn Terrill of Aurora, Indiana; sons, Mark Howard Terrill of Lawrenceburg, IN, Michael Lane (Kyle) Terrill, Marshall David (Patty) Terrill, Brian Scott (Becky) Terrill, Andru Jason (Milissa) Terrill, all of Aurora, IN;17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by Father, Lindsay Terrill, Mother, Gladys Terrill and siblings,George, James, Aldine Terrill.Visitation will be held Thursday, September 22, 2016, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Funeral services will be held following visitation at 7:00 pm, with Tom Largent, officiating. Honor Guard services will be conducted at the funeral home by local Military Veterans.Memorials are suggested toWarm The Children. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Online condolences can be given at www.rullmans.com.last_img read more

Kenneth Jackson

first_imgKenneth Jackson, 90, of Osgood passed away at 6:00pm Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. He was born at Versailles, Indiana on May 1, 1926 the son of Marshall and Estelle Fox Jackson. Kenneth married Pauline Schearer on November 1, 1945 in Indianapolis, Indiana and she preceded him in death on March 4, 1998. Survivors include one son James (Reyna), two daughters; Joyce (Gene) Wagner and Jeanne (Bob) DeBurger all of Osgood; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one brother Marion Jackson of Terre Haute, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters; Neva Rea, Naomi Ruth Carter and Margaret Estel Jobst, two brothers; Willard Samuel and Hubert Jackson. Mr. Jackson worked for International Harvester in Indianapolis, but his true love was working with wood as a general carpenter and as a farmer for William Neal Sr., Doug Thayer and Greg Wehr and as well as his own farm. Kenneth was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church. The Funeral will be on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at the funeral home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation, Tanglewood Cemetery, Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more