The DPWH has yet to respond on theincident./PN The family members and neighbors ofthe victims were calling the attention of the Department of Public Works andHighways (DPWH) in the province and its contractors to provide proper lighting,early warning devices and signages in all their construction sites to avoidsimilar accidents. By STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA The girl, who was in Grade 3, wasriding a motorcycle driven by her 31-year-old father when they figured in aroad mishap around 8 p.m. on Thursday. Antique board member Karmila RoseDimamay said another innocent life was wasted because of some persons’“negligence and lack of responsibility.” The child and her father sustainedinjuries and bruises on the body and were rushed to the Angel Salazar MemorialGeneral Hospital in San Jose, Antique but the attending physician referred thechild to a hospital in Iloilo. She, somehow, did not survive on the waythere. According to their neighbor KriciaLavega, the two were heading to a hospital to visit the child’s grandmotherwhen the incident happened. Lavega added the area was“poorly-lighted” and there was no reflectorized signage – only a warning deviceprinted in a tarpaulin. She added her office is willing toassist the family in seeking justice and to demand from those “who neglecttheir responsibilities.” Last July, Dimamay sponsored aresolution demanding the DPWH to require all contractors to install safety andprecautionary signages to all projects in the national and barangay roads toprevent accidents. The resolution was passed by the provincial board. Dimamay said they (project engineersand contractors) only “obliged in the beginning.” San Jose, Antique – A 9-year-old girl died in a motorcycle accident on a road construction site in Barangay Supa here. Her father, meanwhile, has alreadyreceived medical treatment. A “caution” sign, printed in tarpaulin, was partially damaged after a road accident in Barangay Supa, San Jose, Antique on Thursday. The “poorly lighted road” was linked to a motorcycle mishap that claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN
Sports editors Eric Kohlbeck and Chris Bumbaca sat down to discuss a huge weekend for Wisconsin athletics on this week’s sports podcast from The Badger Herald.The two talked about the No. 22 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 Nebraska football game and the Heisman hopefuls that will take the field Saturday at Camp Randall.http://badgerherald.com/sports/2014/11/13/nebraska-returns-to-uw-with-first-place-up-for-grabs/The No. 3 Wisconsin men’s basketball team also returns to action this weekend, where they will raise the banner from their magical 2014 Final Four run before theirregular season opener against Northern Kentucky.Badgers to raise banner from Final Four, open non-conference playAfter what was a long, hype-filled summer following a Final Four run last season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team is Read… Women’s soccer also takes to the pitch at the McClimon Soccer Complex in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as they take on DePaul.
HOUSTON — September for the Angels will be filled with young players trying to carve out a spot in the big leagues and at least one veteran trying to reinvent himself.Junichi Tazawa, a 32-year-old right-hander who was once a consistently reliable reliever with the Boston Red Sox, was among the players the Angels added in their first wave of roster additions Saturday.Tazawa struggled the past two seasons with the Miami Marlins, and this year he was released by the Marlins and Detroit Tigers before the Angels signed him to a minor league deal.In his prime with the Red Sox, when he posted a 2.62 ERA over 179 games from 2012-14, Tazawa’s fastball was 94-95 mph. This season with the Marlins, it was 92 mph. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I know Ohtani, but I don’t know if he knows (me),” Tazawa said.Tazawa and Ohtani had never played together or against each other in Japan, because Tazawa skipped professional baseball in Japan to come directly to the United States.ALSOMatt Shoemaker has been penciled in to start Monday, as expected. Shoemaker made just one start, on March 31, before getting hurt and having surgery, which revealed he had a split pronator tendon.The Angels also brought up reliever Miguel Almonte and infielder José Fernandez. Scioscia said Fernandez will mostly start at first base against right-handed pitchers, while Jefry Marte will start against lefties, as the Angels replace Albert Pujols for the final month. Kaleb Cowart, who started at first against a right-hander Thursday, will now revert to being a utility infielder and defensive replacement at third…The Angels are expected to recall more players by Tuesday, after Salt Lake’s season ends Monday.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Shohei Ohtani, 4-1, 3.10) at Astros (RHP Gerrit Cole, 12-5, 2.85), 5 p.m., Sunday, ESPN, KLAA (830 AM). Since the Angels got Tazawa, they have worked on making some changes to his mechanics.“It has been a good improvement,” Tazawa said through his interpreter. “It’s not 100 percent comfortable, but it’s getting better.”Tazawa pitched 6-1/3 innings at Triple-A Salt Lake, allowing 10 hits and five earned runs. He had allowed 20 earned runs in 20 innings in the majors with the Marlins this year.“He’s a veteran pitcher that can make pitches,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He threw the ball well down below. Hopefully he’ll continue to bring it up here, and throw the ball with consistency.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Tazawa also gives the Angels a second Japanese player. Tazawa said he was eager to play with Shohei Ohtani.
JOHNSTON — Gun issues were the dominant topic at Republican Senator Joni Ernst’s town hall meeting early Saturday morning in Johnston. Ellie Holland, a teacher in Johnston, was emotional as she told Ernst about going through active shooter training in her school last week.“So my question for you today senator is when can I plan to get back to trainings that simply teach children to read and write?” Holland said and about half the crowd cheered.Ernst answered Holland by emphasizing the need to improve mental health care.“We need to make sure that those that are showing signs of instability are able to received treatment,” Ernst said. “And I would say that across the United States we are short counselors, we are short psychiatrists, we are short psychologists.”Senator Joni Ernst.A man in the crowd then yelled: “We’re short congresspeople to take action.”The hour-long forum often featured Ernst speaking as critics in the crowd reacted or Ernst supporters in the audience cheering and applauding, including one person who occasionally rang a cowbell. Dawn Corrigan of Des Moines thanked Ernst for supporting the National Rifle Association and the right to own a gun.“Let’s punish people for crimes and when some commits a crime, don’t come and take away my right for it,” she said, to cheers.Ernst said Republican senators would review various proposals, but Ernst expressed concerns about ensuring so-called “red flag” laws that let courts order authorities temporarily seize guns include due process rights, to protect the wrongly accused.“What we do have to make sure is those that are law-abiding citizens are still able to purchase weapons. It’s our second amendment right,” Ernst said, to cheers from half the crowd. “And that those that should not be able to gain access to weapons should not have the right, then, to purchase those weapons.”Ernst made it clear she opposes a ban on the kind of rapid-fire guns used in El Paso and Dayton.“Any weapon out there can be used to harm another person,” Ernst told the crowd. “…Who decides what is considered an assault weapon?”Ernst told reporters there’s no law that will “magically” prevent irrational people with “evil intent” from committing murder.