WV’s ‘longest bridge’ opens in Aklan

first_imgThe 770-meter Kalibo Bridge III, dubbed the longest bridge in Western Visayas, is located along the Circumferential Road in Barangay Tigayon, Kalibo, Aklan. It was opened on Jan. 16. DPWH REGION VI Mark Villar, secretary of theDepartment of Public Works and Highways, led the inauguration of the bridgelocated on the boundaries of Barangay Tigayon, Kalibo and Barangay Mina, Lezo,Aklan.  “The Kalibo Bridge, which has a budgetof P500 million, is part of the ongoing 16-kilometer Aklan circumferential roadproject,” Villar said, adding the bridge spans around 770 meter. “We were looking then of ways of howwe could cut travel time to tourists bound to Boracay,” added Miraflores./PN He said the circumferential road whichtraverses the adjacent towns of Kalibo, Numancia, Lezo, and Makato, whencompleted, would cut down travel time from this capital town to Boracay Islandin Malay, Aklan from one hour and a half to 45 minutes.   Meanwhile, Governor FlorencioMiraflores said the project started in 2013 when they were planning for ways tocut the travel time of tourists bound to the world-famous Boracay Island. KALIBO, Aklan – The Kalibo Bridge III,dubbed the longest bridge in Western Visayas, was opened to the public onThursday.  last_img read more

Sharon Suzzane Walterman

first_imgSharon Suzzane Walterman, age 70 of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  The daughter of John and Dorothy (Yorn) Swango was born on February 2, 1947 in Batesville.  She graduated from New Point High School in 1965.The dedicated Hill-Rom employee enjoyed her job and eventually retired from there after many years. Sharon was very active in her community.  She served as the secretary for Crack Away Daze in New Point for 18 years.  Sharon was also a member of the New Point Kiwanis.  She and her husband, Paul loved volunteering as Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus each Christmas season.   Sharon’s real passion though was traveling.  It didn’t matter where she went she was always ready to go.  She and her husband went many places, they especially liked going to Florida every year.Sharon loved hummingbirds and especially butterflies.  She planted flowers, a garden and hung out feeders to attract them both.  Her home was full of everything butterfly too.Sharon was just a people person and truly loved spending time with her family and friends.  She will be missed by many.She will be dearly missed by her husband, Paul Walterman; children and step children, Pam Mitchell (Jerry) of Verona, KY, Brenda Zembrodt (Michael) of Walton, KY, Brian Walterman (Alberta) of Greensburg and Reggie Davis (Tahonee) of Blanchester, OH; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Russell Swango.Visitation will be Thursday, December 14th from 5-8pm with Funeral Services at 11:00am on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Mark Vice Officiating.  Burial will follow in the Batesville Methodist Church Cemetery.In lieu flowers, memorials may be given to Cancer Research c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

High winds leave hundreds in the dark

first_imgOsgood, In. — Repair crews from Southeastern Indiana REMC were busy over the weekend following a sustained period of high winds Sunday.Sunday morning an estimated 2500 customers were without electricity. By 1 a.m. Monday, February 25 about 30 customers were waiting for restoration.For more information call 800-737-4111.Here is a link to the SEI REMC Outage Center.last_img

Cricket News MS Dhoni set to RETIRE after England series?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England defeated India by 8 wickets in the third ODI on Tuesday to seal the three-match one-day series by 2-1 The series defeat was team India first bilateral loss under Virat Kohli as many players failed to live up to the expectation in the final match.The commentators and the pundits scrutinised the performance by it was moments of post-match footage which stormed the social media.Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni was spotted taking the match ball from the umpires while heading towards the dressing room which has now led the viewers believe that the 37-year-old is set to announce his retirement from international cricket.Here’s the video of the MS Dhoni taking the ball from umpires after the game. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/C14FwhCwfq— Sai Kishore (@KSKishore537) July 17, 2018MS Dhoni took the ball from umpire after the game !! His last game in England ?? #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/vuevBkuLjd— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) July 17, 2018During the second ODI against England at the Lords’ on Saturday, the World Cup-winning skipper was booed off by few Indian fans in the stadium as he failed to accelerate the Indian chase. He scored 37 runs off 59 deliveries as India lost the game by 86 runs.On Tuesday, with wickets falling in regular intervals, Dhoni remained calm and managed to score 42 runs off 66 balls.Dhoni did this only to shift focus of journosAb kiski ko nahi padi ki series haar gaye….Sab lage pade ki Dhoni ne kyu ball li….Masterstroke!!! pic.twitter.com/7RjpLV3rmR— urstrulyKajal🇮🇳 (@BanarasiBasanti) July 17, 2018However, the post-match clippings of ‘Mahi’ taking the ball from the umpires could be taking memorabilia from what is likely to be his final bilateral series in England.India is set to play the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next summer and chief selector MSK Prasad had earlier said MS Dhoni will remain the team’s first choice for his slot.Neither of Virat Kohli or Shardul Thakur, who attended the post-match presser didn’t comment anything about the Social Media speculation. last_img read more

Akpeyi Seals New Two-year Deal at Kaizer Chief

first_imgDaniel Akpeyi Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has sealed a new two-year contract with South Africa’s ABSA Premiership club, Kaizer Chiefs.The Nigerian international who switched from Chippa United to Chiefs January last year is supposed to end his current deal on June 30 but the Amakhosi have now moved to ensure he remain at the club by offering him a new two-year contract to run until June 2022.The 33-year-old has been a pivotal part of Amakhosi’s run that has them topping the ABSA Premiership table with a 10-point lead after 19 games. “We are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who joined Chiefs in January 2019 has earned himself a two-year contract extension to June 2022. #Amakhosi4Life,”reads a tweet on the club’s Twitter handle.Akpeyi had a shaky start to his career at Naturena, and his first six months at the club were met with huge criticism as some fans wanted the club to release him.However, he proved his doubters wrong this term and helped Chiefs top the standings with his fantastic displays in between the sticks.The lanky shot-stopper has featured 18 times across all competitions for the Glamour Boys thus far, keeping eight clean sheets and conceding 15 goals in the process.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Madrid Targets Swedish Teenager Isak

first_imgReal Madrid are closing in on the signing of Swedish teenage forward Alexander Isak from AIK, Spanish media reported yesterday.Madrid daily Marca said the 17-year-old was set to join the European champions for about €10 million. That would make him the most expensive player to leave a Swedish club, beating the €8.7 million Ajax Amsterdam paid Malmo for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2001.Isak is widely regarded as the most promising Swedish player since Ibrahimovic.Technically excellent, the slight teenager’s greatest strength is his maturity and ability to make the right decisions under pressure.Isak’s calm style is in stark contrast to the flamboyant Ibrahimovic, Sweden’s all-time leading goalscorer, but he did rile supporters of AIK’s Stockholm rivals Djurgarden last year by celebrating a derby goal in front of their fans.Isak scored 10 league goals in 19 league starts to help AIK finish second in Sweden’s top flight last season and qualify for the Europa League.AIK have made Isak unavailable to the media at the moment, but he was spotted at their Karlberg club house on Tuesday following his return from a tour with the Sweden squad.Isak said he was not stressed by the Real speculation and had enjoyed his time with Sweden during which he celebrated his first start with his first international goal in a 6-0 thrashing of Slovakia in Abu Dhabi to become his country’s youngest scorer.Real signed Norway international Martin Odegaard two years ago at the age of 16 but he has only made two competitive appearances for the first team and last week joined Dutch side Heerenveen on loan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Joy Sports Transfer Daily: Thursday’s top 20 stories

first_imgBARCA CONFIDENT OF NEYMAR STAYNeymar won’t be leaving Barcelona, according to his teammate Sergi Roberto.Brazil skipper Neymar is being chased by Real Madrid , Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain as he discusses a new contract with the reigning European champions.But, just like club president Josep Bartomeu earlier this week, midfielder Sergi Roberto is confident he won’t be losing his illustrious teammate anytime soon.“He’s going to stay,” said Roberto in the wake of Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Athletic Club on Wednesday night.“He wants to stay here and we’re very happy to have him in the team.”CRYSTAL PALACE NAME GAYLE PRICECrystal Palace have named their price for Dwight Gayle as Swansea’s striker search turned to the 25-year-old.The Welsh club are desperate to reinforce their forward line as they push for Premier League survival after a disappointing campaign and enquired about Gayle, who is available and is seen as the sort of natural goalscorer they need.Crystal Palace are looking for a deal that could reach £9million, with an initial fee of £6.5million set to be supplemented by variables that are mainly dependent on Swansea remaining in the Premier League for seasons to come.Peterborough, with whom Palace maintain a good relationship, are due a percentage of any fee.The Swans have also made contact over Alberto Paloschi of Chievo Verona, while Benjamin Moukandjo has emerged as a left-field target after impressing for Lorient this season.Chairman Huw Edwards is looking to bring in at least one striker, with Bafetimbi Gomis potentially departing as the subject of a big-money offer from the Middle East. D-DAY FOR NEWCASTLE IN SAIDO CHASENewcastle have entered a crucial 24 hours in their pursuit of Saido Berahino.The Magpies are understood to be willing to pay more than £20million for Berahino but are running out of patience with West Brom.Baggies boss Tony Pulis has not started the forward since October after his loss of form and fitness after Peace refused to sell to Spurs in August.However, the club are reluctant to do business over the forward and reports says the Geordies are reaching D-day over the striker.Loic Remy remains an alternative option for the Tyneside club.GERVINHO SAYS THANKSGervinho says wearing the Roma shirt was an honour for me” after an €18m move to Hebei China Fortune. The winger officially completed his move to the Chinese side yesterday, and has posted a farewell message to the Giallorossi on his Instagram page. Wearing the Roma shirt was an honour for me,” Gervinho posted. AS Roma, the city and the fans will always stay in my heart. I’d like to thank all my teammates who accompanied me on this wonderful journey for two-and-a-half years, not forgetting all the people who worked at Trigoria and for the team. Our paths are now diverging, but I’ll remain a fan of this team forever, and cherish these colours in my heart. Forza Roma always, your black arrow.” NO MOVE FOR CAHILLEngland defemder Gary Cahill won’t be allowed to leave Chelsea this month, according to The Sun. The England defender has turned out just once for the first team since December. After agreeing a three-year deal with the London club, Kurt Zouma and John Terry have been the favoured partnership under Guus Hiddink.CHELSEA DEFENDER ADMITS HE IS ‘CONFUSED’ Papy Djilobodji doesn’t know why he has made only a solitary appearance for Chelsea before moving to Werder Bremen on loan. “Really I do not know. I gave everything.” “But the coaches have decided it. For me, it is also an incentive to continue to work.”LEICESTER CONSIDER PELLE SWOOPSouthampton forward Graziano Pelle is set to face attempts to lure him to Leicester City. The Foxes are reportedly after someone to help Jamie Vardy carry load for the last 15 remaining games of the season. The report suggests a £5 million bid will be made, after Inter Milan beat Ranieri to the punch in securing the services of Sampdoria’s number nine Eder. WILL UKRAINE WINGER BOOST ARSENAL TITLE BID? Reports in Ukrainian papers claim that Arsenal have bagged the signature of Dynamo Kiev winger Andriy Yarmolenko, signing a deal which will see the transfer occur in the summer. Everton were monitoring the Ukrainian international closely, with Kiev officials seen at Goodison Park recently to discuss the move. Could they land the player in this window for £23m? Stanger things have happened.LVG SLAMS ‘HORRIBLE’ REPORTSLouis van Gaal has angrily dismissed reports that he offered to quit as Manchester United manager last weekend.”I have not mentioned [quitting] ever. You make your own stories, and then I have to answer. I am not doing that,” he said ahead of United’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Derby.”I think it is awful and horrible that you can write, and then I have to answer questions on those stories. People are believing those stories, and I am very concerned that people are believing it. CHELSEA TARGET DEFENDERSChelsea have earmarked a centre-half as one of their big signings in the close season.John Stones and Marquinhos have been on the wish-list for some time but they also plan to move for Atletico Madrid’s rising star Jose Gimenez.‘XHAKA GOING NOWHERE’ Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl says Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka will not be leaving the club this summer.Xhaka was linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool earlier this week.”Granit Xhaka won’t be leaving the club during the winter break – that’s for sure. I’m looking forward to his return,” Eberl said.ENRIQUE’S TRANSFER HINTBarcelona manager Luis Enrique has hinted the Spanish champions could add to their squad before Monday’s transfer deadline.Barca have been linked in the Spanish press with Celta Vigo’s Nolito and Villarreal’s Denis Suarez, and Enrique did not rule out any late activity.”I do not talk publically concerning other professionals,” Enrique said after their 3-1 win over Bilbao in the Copa del Rey.“The transfer window closes on Monday – let’s see if the Three Wise Men bring me anything. I don’t know if I was a good boy but my goal is keep winning matches.”JUVE WANT TO KEEP CUADRADOJuventus are hoping to keep on-loan Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado, according to the Italian side’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta.The Colombian arrived at Stamford Bridge in a £26m move from Fiorentina in February last year but started just four Premier League games in the second half of the campaign.”He plays in a different way compared to all our other midfielders,” said Moratta. “Cuadrado could help us a lot and we are happy about his performances.”We will try to hold on to him for the next campaign.”BOGDAN APPROACHFrench club Reims have made an approach to Liverpool regarding signing goalkeeper Adam Bogdan on loan until the end of the season.Bogdan joined on a free transfer from Bolton last summer, and has featured five times this season but only once in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp is not keen on letting Bogdan go out on loan.EMENIKE DEAL IN PIPELINEWest Ham boss Slaven Bilic hopes to compete a loan deal for Emmanuel Emenike in the next couple of days.Bilic wants the Nigerian striker, who has scored seven goals in 11 games for UAE side Al Ain this season, to boost his attacking options for the Premier League run-in.”We are still waiting for that, it’s a complicated situation,” said Bilic. “Al Ain called me and basically we thought we could do a straight swap with them, but now we are talking to Fenerbahce, and we will see what happens.”So at one moment it didn’t look good, but in last couple of days the deal is looks pretty much alive.”TEIXEIRA DESPERATE TO MOVEAlex Teixeira has said that Shakhtar Donetsk turned down a €32m offer from Liverpool for his services, while adding that he is desperate for a move to the Premier League club.MATT PHILIPS ON WEST BROM RADARWest Brom remain keen to sign QPR wideman Matt Phillips.Albion were red-hot on the Scottish international winger, 24, in the summer and had a £7million bid rejected.But they refused to meet Rangers’ £10m asking price which has now been reduced as the star will have just 12 months left on his deal this summer.Albion boss Tony Pulis hopes to reach a compromise and could throw in Callum McManaman, 24, as a sweetener.But Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace is always reluctant to do business in January and it will have to be a decent deal to tempt him.BARCA ‘TARGET DYBALA’Barcelona have made Juventus striker Paulo Dybala their main objective for the summer transfer window.Barcelona are already thinking about drafting in reinforcements at the end of the season and will reportedly turn to a younger option – namely Juventus’ Dybala.The 22-year-old, who joined Juve from Palermo in a €32m deal last summer, has already netted 12 times in 16 Serie A outings for the Italian champions.ANDROS CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTEDAndros Townsend hopes to “set the world alight” at Newcastle after leaving Tottenham.The £12 million winger insists he has no fears about joining Steve McClaren’s relegation threatened side.Townsend now wants to relaunch his England career and says he will get back to the performance levels of his peak at Spurs.REMY AND GOMIS ON TOON RADARNewcastle have been the biggest spenders in the January window so far, and it may not be over…Sources understand the club are interested in bringing in Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan until the end of the season, while Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis is also thought to be a target.This series is from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the January transfer window. We call it the #JoySports Transfer Daily. Here, we summarize all the moves and rumours in a quick, easy to read format. The series started in January 4 and ends on February 1.When does the transfer window open?The transfer window opens  on Saturday, January 2, 2016.Is that the same across Europe?No, the transfer window in France also opens on January 2 but Premier League clubs will have to wait until at least January 4 to sign players from Italy or Spain. The transfer window in Germany opens on New Year’s Day.Any deals between Premier League clubs and players in Spain will have to be wrapped up 24 hours before the window closes in England – the deadline in Spain is 11pm (GMT) on January 31. The windows in France and Italy close on the same day as in England, with the German transfer window shutting at 5pm on February 2.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

The Federation intercedes for Mirandés against LaLiga

first_imgFor now, and according to the schedule set by LaLiga, Mirandés will play on Sunday, March 1 against Numancia, and 4 against Real. For its part, Real Sociedad will play against Valladolid on Friday, February 28 and will have two more days off. This is what has exploded the coach of Mirandés, Iraola, who has said that “there are decisions that are difficult to understand. The difference that already exists between both teams with this is even bigger, and that is to have three days to having a rest five is a substantial difference. An injustice is being committed with Mirandés. And it is not a complaint because it benefits the Real. If it had been Sevilla, Valencia or Atlético de Madrid we would be the same, “said the former player of the Athletic Club The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sent a letter to LaLiga in which it requests that it reconsider the dates proposed by LaLiga for the matches prior to the Cup qualifier that the Real Sociedad and Mirandés must play. The RFEF mediates in favor of the Burgos team to “match their rest with the Royal Society so that their rival does not have two more days off”, says the letter signed by Alfredo Olivares, the director of federative competitions, to which this newspaper has had access. It is the second time that RFEF asks LaLiga to put the Championship matches before the second leg of the Cup semifinals on the same day, to prevent one team from having more days off than another. The first time he did it was in a telephone conversation held last day 7, as stated in the federative document. This Wednesday has insisted in writing since “in the tie that faces Mirandés and Real Sociedad, the San Sebastian team has two more days off with respect to the other semifinalist of Copa, whose match has been set for the Sunday before the return match of the tie. ” Of course, before the commotion mounted by the least rest of the Burgos, in Donostia they remember that in the round of eighth Real-Osasuna, the txuri-urdin team had 48 hours less rest than the rojillos, In a similar situation. Imanol’s team played on a Sunday and that of Arrasate played on Friday. And nobody said anything. Mirandés’ complaint, therefore, has a precedent for this same season, and there was not much controversy nor did the RFEF intercede.last_img read more

‘Best of the best’ of PH volleyball assembled for Asian Games

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Photo from asianvolleyball.netFor the first time in 36 years, the Philippines is sending a volleyball team in the Asian Games — and it’s well aware of the odds it’s going to face.The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas has released the final 12 players comprising the national team whose social media following rival even that of the medal contender basketball counterpart Gilas Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cayco made the announcement along with national head coach Shaq delos Santos amid criticism that the Philippines stands no chance against superpowers China, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.“These are the best of the best of Philippine volleyball, and we at LVPI believe that they can get even better, enough for us to get back to the world stage,” added Cayco. “But we can’t do it by having them just play against each other in the local league. They need to go out and measure themselves against our neighbors.”Asian Games women’s volleyball has been ruled by China from 1998 to 2010, until South Korea took it back in Incheon in 2014.The past five Asiads, podium finishes have been occupied by the Big Four plus Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei.The Philippines’ last Asiad appearance was in the 1982 India edition where the Filipinas wound up fifth. Since then the country didn’t send team to the quadrennial Games.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to participate to get international exposure as part of our training program. Our target is a podium finish in the SEA Games 2019,” said LVPI acting president Peter Cayco. “We will make a gallant stand against the volleyball giants of Asia.”READ: Maraño, Valdez, Santiago lead final roster for PH women’s volleyball team FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIncluded in the 12-woman roster are team captain Aby Marano, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Dawn Macandili, Alyssa Valdez, Kim Kiana Dy, Jaja Santiago, Majoy Baron, Mika Reyes, Dindin Manabat, Cha Cruz-Behag, and Ces Molina.Denden Lazaro and Rhea Dimaculangan are reserve players who will still fly to Jakarta along with the team. View commentslast_img read more

WFP, MOE Resuming School Meals Program

first_imgFlashback: Students at Kpanay Town Public School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County raise hands for school meals.Break in feeding resulted in 29 percent drop in daily attendanceThe United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and authorities at the Ministry of Education (MoE) have announced that they will shortly resume the flagship School Meals Program in nine of the 15 counties. The program will target 127,000 primary students in government schools.Johnson Kolubah, WFP head of School Meals Program, said the organization’s country office has been working on the commodity procurement and shipment to begin school meals for the targeted beneficiaries, including 4,000 girls who will also receive take home rations as encouragement for them to remain in school.School feeding is an important intervention that encourages daily school attendance. During an outcome monitoring survey the WFP and MoE conducted in May this year, many parents and school administrators reported that the smoke from the school kitchen is a sign of food being prepared at the schools and thus encourages students to attend each day they see smoke floating over the school compound.At the same time, school meals improve retention and helps parents cope with the stress of providing daily lunch money for their children.The current WFP Country School Meals Program was largely supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, under the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition FY 2013 Award.  It is a three-year grant from 2014 to 2016 which experienced a temporary break in feeding for WFP assisted schools in February this year.The break in feeding resulted in about 29 percent drop in daily attendance at the schools supported by WFP between March and June.In August this year, WFP mobilized limited resources to resume the school meals program for four months in Gbapolu, Nmba, Bassa, Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh, RiverGee, Grand Kru and Maryland counties.Meal time at Kpanay Public School in Buchanan, Grand Bassa CountyWFP Liberia’s Deputy Country Director, Asif Bhutto, said the organization is deeply concerned about the prevailing funding constraints for the school meals program.“We are reaching out to all development partners and engaging our donors in an effort to mobilize additional resources to continue with school meals beyond the specified four months,” Bhutto said.In preparation for the resumption of the program, MoE and WFP in late September, conducted the county stakeholders’ training on a regional basis for 153 personnel, including County Chief Education Officers, District Education Officers, District Supervising Principals, County School Feeding Coordinators, District School Feeding Focal Persons, and WFP School Meals Focal Persons from all the nine WFP supported counties.Importantly, WFP and MoE have also planned community and school-level training targeting 2,344 principals, food managers (school record keepers), cooks as well as Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) members.The training, WFP said will be conducted this month and will focus on the roles of the selected actors in the school meals program implementation and management at the school and community levels.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more