According to Panelo, the NationalDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Operation Center maintains itsblue alert and all concerned disaster-related agencies are now on standby 24/7. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Monday the Office of the President is closely monitoring thepotential impact of typhoon Tisoy especially some areas were placed underSignal No. 3. Photo courtesy of DOST PAGASA “We ask the public, especially residentswho will be affected by the typhoon to stay vigilant, check the latest weatheradvisory in their respective areas through government social media accounts andcoordinate with their local disaster and risk reduction management offices forappropriate and responsive action,” said Panelo. Based on the latest weather advisory,Tisoy is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes, Albay or Sorsogon lastnight on early Tuesday. Intermittent to occasional heavy rainsare expected over the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Northern Cebu, DinagatIslands and Siargao Island, as well as Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, Samar,Eastern Samar and the rest of CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, easternportions of Cagayan and Isabela, and the rest of Eastern Visayas. MANILA – Malacañang has called on the public,particularly those areas along typhoon Tisoy’s projected path to be vigilantfor an onslaught as the tropical cyclone barrels through and makes landfallover the Bicol region. The Department of Social Welfare andDevelopment has also prepositioned stockpiles and standby funds amounting toP2,000,423,863.03./PN A total of 434 families or 1,328 personswere pre-emptively evacuated from the municipalities of Basud, Jose Panganiban,and Vinzons, Camarines Norte.
Eureka >> For some local football teams, Thursday marked what will be the last time they went through practice for the 2017 season.For others, they know their seasons go beyond just the first Friday in November.But it’s not like that first weekend of November is just something to coast on through.A pair of teams, Eureka and Little 3 champion St. Bernard’s, have an eye on finishing the regular season with the same amount of losses they started the year with in their respective finales tonight, while South Fork heads to Rincon Valley Christian to play for the North Central League III title in the annual ‘Redwood Bowl’ on Saturday night. Also on the docket will be regular-season finales at home for both Eel River Valley schools, with Fortuna and Ferndale hosting Del Norte and Hoopa Valley, respectively.While St. Bernard’s has already claimed its league title, Eureka needs a win tonight over Arcata to do so.The Loggers, who have claimed wins in their first two Big 5 games and gotten a forfeit victory over McKinleyville as well, continued to roll with a blowout win up in Crescent City last Friday night.Through their first nine games this season, Eureka (9-0 overall, 3-0 league) has scored 30 points or more on seven occasions, with its 54 points against Del Norte being the Loggers’ second-highest single-game total this year.Combined with a defense that is allowing 14.2 points per game, the Loggers’ success has been an easy recipe to identify. Arcata (7-3, 2-1) is coming off a 21-0 win over Fort Bragg, one that will help strengthen the Tigers’ case for seeding in the section playoffs seeing as both teams are in Division V.Arcata’s seven wins are the program’s highest total since their Big 5 title-winning season of 2012.A win over Arcata would give Eureka its first undefeated regular season since 2003, a year that ended with the Loggers winning a North Coast Section title.Perfection is also on the mind of head coach Matt Tomlin and his undefeated Crusaders.But instead of finishing their season in Humboldt County like was originally the case three months ago, St. Bernard’s (9-0, 3-0) have made the long voyage to Southern California to play its final regular-season game.The Crusaders’ opponent, Locke (7-2, 4-0), is the lone league unbeaten in the Metro Football League in Los Angeles. The Saints have won their last four games, outscoring 201-13 in the process.But the Crusaders have shown in the past that they aren’t going to shy away from larger schools.Dating back to the start of the 2016 season, St. Bernard’s has won 18 of its last 19 regular-season games.For South Fork (6-1, 4-0), its season will come to a close regardless of Saturday night’s outcome.However, the chance to win a NCL III title would be one heck of a way to close out the first year of eight-man football in Southern Humboldt.The Cubs claimed the NCL III’s North Division title last Friday night in Lake County against Upper Lake, using a strong second-half showing to pull away from the Cougars.Like South Fork, RVC — which is the reigning Redwood Bowl champion — is 6-1 on the season and dropped 64 points on Branson to claim the NCL III’s South Division title outright last weekend.Fortuna (7-2, 4-1) could very well lock up a first-round home game in the NCS D-4 playoffs with a win over Del Norte (3-6, 2-3).The Huskies are 3-1 at Husky Field this season, with their one home loss coming to Eureka on Oct. 13.Ferndale (3-6, 1-2) will also be hoping that a win over Hoopa Valley (1-8, 0-3) could help its postseason case, with a crowded field in Division V still jockeying for position.The Wildcats have beaten the Warriors 41 straight times, with Hoopa Valley’s last win over Ferndale coming all the way back in 1995 at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.Contact Danny Penza at 707-441-0528
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed 19 new and 24 returning directors to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB), including Ohioan Charles “Bill” Bayliss from West Mansfield.These farmer-leaders will be officially sworn in for service at the annual USB meeting on Dec. 11, and serve three-year terms.“This year we are welcoming one of the largest classes of new directors USB has ever seen,” said USB Chair and Kentucky farmer Keith Tapp. “We have a strong group of new leaders who will join our ongoing work to innovate beyond the bushel. Each adds new perspective to the board and will help USB’s efforts to create new markets and opportunities for soybean farmers.”Bayliss will join those already serving terms on the board to make a total of 78 directors. USB administers soybean checkoff funds to research, marketing and promotional efforts that maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These farmer-leaders aim to develop new and existing markets and build preference for U.S. soy, specifically in the areas of meal, oil and sustainability. Per the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the number of seats on the board is determined based on bushels produced in that region. Due to yield increases in 2018, USB will increase from 73 directors to 78.USB’s 78 farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. That preference is based on U.S. soybean meal and oil quality and the sustainability of U.S. soybean farmers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit unitedsoybean.org.
Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Imperial Beach FacebookTwitter Dan Plante Dan Plante, Posted: January 17, 2018 January 17, 2018 It looks like things will also be improving in Imperial Beach in 2018.After years of being dumped on, lawsuits and a new mayor are changing things for the future.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Imperial Beach on the upswing