BlakeDavidTaylor/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News(OAKLAND, Calif.) — In what’s become a string of recent attacks of Asian Americans, a 75-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in Oakland, California, just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, authorities said.A suspect has been arrested and taken into custody, according to the Oakland Police Department.“I am saddened to hear of yet another violent attack on the elders of our community. The trauma this causes has a ripple effect, on the victim, their family, and the entire community. My officers are dedicated to bringing those involved in this senseless crime and all crimes to justice,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said in a statement.According to police, the victim was walking down the street when he was approached, pushed to the ground and robbed. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.Although the motive for the attack is still under investigation, similar recent attacks have reportedly been fueled in part by racism pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.As ABC News reported earlier this week, there were nearly 3,000 hate incidents towards Asian Americans in 2020 alone, according to data from the Stop AAPI Hate coalition.The Oakland Police Department and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for an arrest in this case.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
* repatriated overseas workers – reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test at port of entry, then quarantine (until the release of test result) * visual data to establish patterns and trends, and identify clusters * invest in backbone information communications technology (ICT) infrastructure to support electronic governance * look for alternative markets * formulate policies and protocols to address efficiency and ensures less than 24-hour quick turnaround of results * enhance testing and contact tracing * facilitate free movement of people to enable labor mobility and promote domestic tourism * relevant government agencies may be tapped such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority A technical working group would be created to further flesh out the doable details for immediate implementation. * strengthen intra-regional market linkages and supply chains of local producers At the meeting Wednesday morning at Treñas’ office were governors Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz, Florencio Miraflores of Aklan, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental and his economic adviser former Negros Occidental congressman Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, former Guimaras congressman JC Rahman Nava, and former Bacolod City congressman John Orola representing Mayor Evelio Leonardia of Bacolod City. * local governments units should provide assistance in terms of new equipment, supply of raw materials and training Western Visayas shifted to modified general community quarantine on June 1 from 73 days of being under enhanced community quarantine and general community quarantine since March when there were restrictions on the movement of people and operation of businesses and industries. Public health safety precautions, however, must be observed. All passengers disembarking at any port of entry in Western Visayas must register at StaySafe.ph app for COVID-19 surveillance and contact tracing purposes. * local chief executives should study the supply and demand of products in their areas to determine which products from other areas could be allowed to enter the region All symptomatic and/or reactive individuals at any point of entry must be isolated in designated quarantine facilities. Region 6 is the fifth largest economy in the Philippines outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in 2018. * promote domestic tourism FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE SCALE-UP PRODUCTION * facilitate bulk purchasing of consumables * ensure sustainability “We must work together para mapadasig ang economic recovery sang region,” said Treñas. “We have to prove that we have economic resilience. Ang aton pumoluyo waay trabaho. Nabudlayan ang private sector mag-venture. The government should step in kag mangita projects nga may economic returns.” * intra-regional travel * set up contact tracing center with full manpower complement * promote goods and products from the region and have preferential trade treatment for these ICT ILOILO City – The provincial governors of Western Visayas and Mayor Jerry Treñas of this city identified five “areas of cooperation” to rev up the region’s economy slowed down by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. SO MUCH FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING. Top leaders of Region 6 discuss at the office of Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas ways to restart the local economy on June 10, 2020. From left (back facing the camera): Governors Rhdora Cadiao of Antique, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Eugenio Jose Lacson of Negros Occidental, former Guimaras congressman Rahman Nava and Aklan’s Gov. Florencio Miraflores. From left (facing the camera): former Bacolod City congressman John Orola, Capiz’s Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., Treñas, and former Negros Occidental congressman Albee Benitez. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * locally stranded individuals – rapid test at port of entry; 14-day quarantine if test result is non-reactive; if reactive, RT-PCR test must be conducted * enable labor mobility IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEM * scale-up production of high-demand products All in-bound individuals from any point of origin outside Western Visayas are subject to the following: The region registered a gross domestic product of 9.4 percent in 2015, 8.4 percent in 2016, 8.6 percent in 2017, but it slowed down in 2018 at 6.1 percent. The sooner these are implemented, the better for Region 6’s economy, said Treñas. * improve health system capacity primarily in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing “I think timeline is soon. By June 15 basi magkambyo quarantine classification ta,” he explained. * local government must digital technology to report and monitor COVID patients and contacts, and analyze data INTRA-REGIONAL MARKET These areas of cooperation should not be difficult to implement, according to Benitez. These were identified and agreed upon two years ago yet by governors and congressmen of the Visayas bloc, he pointed out. * identify needs of laboratories * use digital technology for systematic contact tracing * all in-bound travelers must register at StaySafe.ph app * model different scenarios * assist laboratories throughout accreditation process “We understand that the adverse economic impact of the pandemic is the billions,” said Benitez. These areas of cooperation are the following: The region transitioned to modified general community quarantine on June 1. The national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases is expected to make another announcement on the quarantine level on or before June 15. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon recently urged the Western Visayas Regional Development Council to craft a roadmap aimed at sustaining the region’s growth and development that has been slowed down by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The formulation and implementation of this roadmap is very timely and critical. This roadmap will provide us a clear direction of where we are today and where we are headed. No province should be left behind. We will move forward as one region,” said Drilon./PN
By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (May 9) – Getting to the front of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field at Cottage Grove Speedway Saturday evening was the easy part of Kinzer Cox’s drive to victory lane.Staying in front was the hard part.The hometown clipper had to regain the lead from Gus Cooper on the 12th and 16th laps to gain the victory.Ryan Baker set the early pace, giving way to Jason Kocks on lap four. Kocks suffered mechanical issues shortly afterwards, however, giving the position back to Baker.On lap five, Cox took over and tried to set a rapid pace. Three cautions prevented him from constructing a large lead. Cooper got by Cox on lap 11, but Cox took the position back the next time around.Cooper was in the lead when the next lap was scored but lost the point again on lap 16. Cox stayed out in front the rest of the way for his first victory of the season. He’s the third different IMCA Modified winner in as many events at Cottage Grove Speedway in 2015.
Published on April 8, 2013 at 1:26 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Syracuse’s passing attack is undergoing an overhaul. With a brand-new quarterback, three new starting offensive linemen and a pair of new starting wide receivers, the days of Ryan Nassib, Marcus Sales, Alec Lemon and Justin Pugh are gone.In their place is a new-look group. Three quarterbacks vie to replace Nassib. An inexperienced group of wide receivers join Jeremiah Kobena and Jarrod West to form an all-new starting group.For stretches of the spring this group has been stagnant — on Sunday it failed to find the end zone for nearly half of practice. Other times it has flashed potential. West, Kobena and Quinta Funderburk, a highly touted transfer from Arkansas who sat out last season, all made spectacular catches and scored touchdowns.“Those guys have done a tremendous job filling in for Marcus and Alec,” quarterback John Kinder said. “I think the same as us quarterbacks, they’ll begin to grow and progress as we continue and they get more repetitions, they’ll get better and better.”West provided depth behind Sales and Lemon a year ago as the third wide receiver on the depth chart. Kobena, who has been primarily used as a kick returner in the past, missed the middle part of last season with an injury.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKeenan Hale, Christopher Clark and Alvin Cornelius III — all seldom used a year ago —add to the depth for a unit that lacks the top threats it had last year in Lemon and Sales.“I feel like we have a real talented group, probably one of the talented groups I’ve ever played with, even playing with Alec and Marcus and how good they were,” West said. “Just the depth from the No. 1 guy to the last guy in the room is real good.”West sits atop the group, but Kobena, now a junior, has been getting the majority of the first-team reps alongside him.Kobena showed flashes of potential during his first two seasons with Syracuse. He was a fixture in the return game, averaging nearly 20 yards per kick return last season, and helped the Orange stretch the field. He hauled in just six catches, but two went for touchdowns, including a 50-yarder against Northwestern.“He gives you a lot of speed and he can make tough catches and stuff,” West said. “So when he’s healthy we’re a lot stronger group.”When the Orange came out of its break, quarterback Terrel Hunt took a sack, but learned from his mistake. Next time SU’s defense brought the blitz, the quarterback got the ball out quickly and rifled a pass to Kobena on a slant, who turned and darted to the end zone untouched.But Funderburk is the most intriguing. The sophomore began his career as a four-star wide receiver recruit at Arkansas with incredible body control and gobs of potential. After struggling to get on the field as a freshman for the Razorbacks, Funderburk transferred to Syracuse where he’s now expected to be a big-play threat for an offense that lost its top two from a year ago.“He’s a big-play receiver, I would say,” Kinder said. “He has the ability to make big plays and we’re going to take some shots with him.”Despite the lofty expectations, Funderburk has primarily worked with the second unit, behind West and Kobena. But on Sunday he made a play that turned heads.Quarterback Charley Loeb lofted a pass to the back corner of the end zone. Funderburk leaped up above the defense to snatch the ball out of the air and kept his feet in bounds for the touchdown. In one play, Funderburk showcased all the attributes that made him such an intriguing prospect — the body control, the hands, the concentration and the size.“Quinta’s done some good things; I think he’s starting to mature as a player,” head coach Scott Shafer said. “He’s got a long way to get where we want him to be, but it was nice to see him make the catch today in traffic.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+