Duterte: Stranded people may go to military camps

first_imgDuterte said the situation may bedifficult now for the people from Luzon, but placing the entire island underenhanced community quarantine is the only way to step up the government’sbattle against the virus. Commuters scramble for a ride at the southbound lane of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday, the 1st work day in Metro Manila after the imposition of a “community quarantine” that will last until April 14. Thousands of workers are expected to cross the border of the region as authorities moved to halt the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. ABS-CBN NEWS “We are not alone. But let our countrylead the way in imposing a lockdown (that) is strict enough to effectively killCOVID-19, liberal enough so that our people will not die of hunger, and orderlyenough so that our country will not be driven towards chaos during thisdifficult time,” he said. “Kungwala ka nang mauwian, kung wala na kayong matulugan, I am asking themilitary commanders of the different camps all over the country that you can gothere and ask for accommodation at pagkain and they will only be toowilling to help you,” according to Duterte in an address to the nation onFriday. Following the imposition of the enhancedcommunity quarantine that aimed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), several people were denied entry to various cities across Luzon asuniformed personnel enforce a strict lockdown.center_img MANILA – People who are stranded due tothe enforcement of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine can seek refugethrough the military camps, President Rodrigo Duterte said. He also noted that those living in Luzoncould still enjoy their freedom because one member of each household is allowedto go outside of their homes when they need to buy basic necessities. “We are in a critical time,” he added.“By its nature, it severely restricts the freedom of movement of ourcountrymen, and thus deprives many people of the ability to earn a living forthe coming weeks.”/PNlast_img read more

Mary Kay Thornsberry

first_imgMary Kay Thornsberry, age 79 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Waters of Batesville.  She was born on May 17, 1941 to James and Rose (nee: Swango) Hacker in Batesville.The 1960 Batesville High School graduate worked for Margaret Mary Community Hospital in the Medical Records department for many years.She married David Thornsberry on March 21, 1963 at the United Methodist Church and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary earlier this year.Mary Kay was an avid mushroom hunter. She liked playing bingo and doing different types of art, like coloring and painting. Quite recently she helped her daughter embellish her wedding dress with many crystals. One of her most thrilling moments in life was when she had the opportunity to touch a live shark in the water.She will be dearly missed by her husband, David; and daughter Connie (Troy) Thornsberry-Moore of Connersville; and brother, Harry Hacker of Batesville.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Hacker; sister, Connie Paul and infant daughter, Amy Jolene Thornsberry.Her wishes were to be cremated.  Services will be private.You are welcomed to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Mary Kay’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Olympic champion Ayana destroys field to win 10,000 metres

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodLONDON (Reuters) – Ethiopian Almaz Ayana destroyed the field to win the 10,000 metres at the World Championships on Saturday, finishing around 300 metres clear of her rivals in her first race of an injury-plagued season.The Olympic champion began pulling away from the field after 10 laps, sweeping past back markers who were made to look sluggish in comparison.She finished in 30:16.32 seconds, well outside the world record she set when she won in Rio last year but still enough to win by an astonishing 46.37 seconds, by far the biggest margin in championship history.Ayana’s compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, the former world and Olympic champion, added to her impressive collection of medals when he took the silver with Kenya’s Agnes Tirop in third.“I am very happy to win this title, much more than when I won the Olympic gold because I have been sick this year and didn’t expect it. In fact, this was my first race of 2017,” Ayana told reporters.A repeat of her world record-breaking performance in Rio was never on the cards after a slow, tactical start to the race in which the field crawled around the first lap in 81 seconds.But the last two thirds of the race was reminiscent of Ayana’s extraordinary run last year where she also blew away the field.Ayana began pulling away after 10 laps and by the 12th had opened up a gap of 30 metres.The 25-year-old ran the next three kilometres in 8:33 minutes as she continued to increase her advantage and began overhauling the backmarkers with eight laps to go.Remarkably, Ayana’s prospects had been in doubt because injuries forced her to cancel a number of appearances at European meetings this season.The battle for second turned into a three-horse race between Kenyans Tirop and Alice Nawowuna and the 32-year-old Dibaba.Almost unnoticed, Dibaba, who is now focusing on running marathons, won the sprint to claim silver to sit alongside the five world championship and three Olympic golds she has won.“I have only had two months of training, so I am happy to win silver this time,” she said.“It was a very fast race. I knew that Almaz was going to run very fast so, if I had followed her, I wouldn’t have won a medal. I know my capacity these days because my training for this race was very short.”last_img read more