According to Mayor Raul Banias, the localgovernment of Concepcion worked hard to make these areas rabies-free to furtherboost the municipality’s tourism industry and protect its people and visitors. * control dog population throughspaying and neutering Previously declared as such were theisland barangays of Botlog Daku, Tambaliza, Macatunao, Malangabang, Salvacion,and Talo-toan. * school- and community-basedinformation and education campaign on rabies The rabies virus primarily affectsthe central nervous system. The early symptoms of rabies in people are similarto those of many other infection — fever, headache, and general weakness ordiscomfort. * advocacy campaign emphasizingpreventive behaviors/PN * strict implementation ofRepublic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007 specifically on responsiblepet ownership * an ordinance promoting responsiblepet ownership Rabies, while fatal, is preventablewith vaccination. It primarily affects warm-blooded animals other than man,notably dogs, cats, rats, and bats, but which can be transmitted to humans byinfected animals. Perhaps, he said, the twomunicipalities could have a unified anti-rabies program for Tagubanhan Island. With this latest declaration, thenumber of rabies-free areas in Concepcion has risen to eight. * prohibition of dog entry without theowner securing a vaccination card. Banias urged the barangay officials ofConcepcion’s eight rabies-free islands to sustain such status of their area. The rabies virus, which is presentin the saliva of an infected animal, is passed to a human through a bite, orrarely, when the animal’s saliva gets in contact with a scratch or fresh breakin the skin. As the disease progresses, morespecific symptoms appear and may include insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slightor partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, salivation,difficulty in swallowing, and hydrophobia (fear of water). * passage of local ordinances inthe control of stray dogs * vaccination program on dogs Concepcion has 11 island barangaysplus islets with white-sand beaches that have been attracting tourists inrecent years. To secure a declaration of beingrabies-free, an area must not have rabies cases for two consecutive years,according to Dr. Darel Tabuada, veterinarian IV at the Iloilo ProvincialVeterinary Office. For the prevention and control ofrabies as a public health threat, the Department of Health recommended to localgovernments the following: ILOILO – The island barangays ofPolopiña and Igbon and the islets of Danao-danao and Bulubadiangan in themunicipality of Concepcion have been declared rabies-free by the RegionalRabies Control Council that is made up of the Department of Agriculture,Department of Health and Department of Interior and Local Government. Other requirements are following: * establishment of rabies controlcommittees down to the barangay level * increase/maintain dogvaccination coverage between 70-90percent to achieve herd immunity * procure human and canine/doganti-rabies vaccines Banias said he would coordinate withMayor Jett Rojas of nearby Ajuy town on the rabies status of Tagubanhan Islandwhich is made up of five barangays – two villages (Punta Buri and Tagubanhan)belong to Ajuy while three (Bagongon, Maliogliog and Dungon) belong toConcepcion.
Hockey World CupBhuvaneshwar: A defiant Malaysia gave a tough, spirited fight before Germany managed to carve out a hard-earned 5-3 victory in a Pool D match of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday.Christopher Ruhr (14th, 18th minutes) and Timm Herzbruch (2nd, 59th) struck twice each for the title contenders from Europe while Marco Miltkau (39th) scored a field goal with an excellent finish off a fast, superbly orchestrated counter-attack.All the Malaysian goals came from penalty corners. The veteran Razie Rahim (26th, 42nd) bagged a brace while Nabil Noor (28th) scored with a deflection afer a clever penalty corner variation.The Germans thus earned a direct entry into the quarter-finals as they topped Pool D with the full nine points from their three matches.The Malaysians crashed out of the tournament as they finished at the bottom of the group with a mere one point. IANS Also Read: India Lost to Lower-ranked Ireland in Women’s Hockey World Cup Quarters
Manchester United have made Jurgen Klopp their No.1 target to replace David Moyes at Old Trafford, Goal can reveal.The Borussia Dortmund manager is United’s top choice to take over from the Scot, who is set to be sacked just 11 months after being appointed Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. Goal understands that Klopp’s camp has already been sounded out by the United hierarchy. He is believed to have initially held reservations about the post but sources have said the 46-year-old has subsequently had a change of heart and there is growing confidence at Old Trafford that he could be persuaded to move to the Premier League.Goal has learned that United have already met with Louis van Gaal, who will be a free agent when he steps down as Netherlands coach after the World Cup.However, the meeting, which is believed to have taken place last week, has prompted strong reservations in the United boardroom about whether Van Gaal’s dictatorial management style would get the best out of the players, including the senior core who have been so disaffected under Moyes.The Scot will be dismissed before Saturday’s Premier League clash against Norwich City at Old Trafford, with Ryan Giggs likely to be placed in charge of United until the end of the season. However, the player-coach, 40, is not believed to be a realistic candidate to replace Moyes on a permanent basis due to his lack of managerial experience. Klopp, who is contracted to Dortmund until 2018, has the greatest appeal to the United hierarchy for transforming the German club into a European powerhouse since taking over six years ago.Klopp led Dortmund to consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, when they also won the domestic double, and they were the runners-up in last season’s Champions League final.Dortmund have continued to punch above their weight this season, reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League only to be narrowly defeated by Real Madrid. They are also second in the Bundesliga table although a distant second behind recently-crowned champions Bayern Munich.Klopp has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years but has remained loyal to the club where he made his name.United believe that they have the prestige and history to turn Klopp’s head and bring him to Old Trafford this summer. The powerbrokers, led by the Glazer family and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, are willing to hand the new man a staggering transfer kitty of up to £200 million to reshape a squad that has failed so dismally this season.KLOPP EXIT WOULD BE A SURPRISETHE VIEW FROM GERMANYBy Falko Bloeding | Goal Germany Manchester United would be stupid not to have Jurgen Klopp on their shortlist. But to be honest, the chances of him leaving Dortmund are very, very slim. He has shown absolutely no signs of becoming tired at BVB and he is as committed as ever. He signed a new contract until 2018 last October and said at the time: “We are all a little in love with this club and how things are run here. Nothing can separate us and until 2018 nobody needs to call me.” And Klopp said last summer that there had been offers, but that he did not want to leave Dortmund: “There were indeed requests. Requests from clubs which I never thought would be interested in signing me and my staff. But my respect towards Borussia Dortmund is so high that I never thought about it.” He’s also said in the past that he would only consider leaving Dortmund if he felt the relationship with his team would “change”. That, however, does not look like happening now, or in the immediate future.
SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO AGAIN FEATURE WORLD CLASS JOCKEY COLONY AS SMITH, PRAT, ESPINOZA, VAN DYKE, CEDILLO, TALAMO, BEJARANO, & MANY MORE ALL RETURN FOR FULL-TIME ASSIGNMENTS 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY & WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOV. 1 & 2 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Fans and horsemen will once again be treated to an abundance of world class riding talent as Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, opens this Friday, Sept. 27.With Hall of Famer “Big Money” Mike Smith, America’s all-time leading Breeders’ Cup-winning jockey again ready to roll, a deep and talented pool of young riders, including Flavien Prat, Victor Espinoza, Drayden Van Dyke, Joe Talamo, Rafael Bejarano and newcomer Abel Cedillo comprise an incredibly competitive Jockeys’ Room.Smith, who has won a record 26 Breeders’ Cup races (including four Classics), is scheduled to ride Bob Baffert’s McKinzie, America’s top ranked older horse, in this Saturday’s Grade I Awesome Again Stakes, a key prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 2. A native of Roswell, NM, Smith, 54, has also won two Kentucky Derbies and at age 52, became the oldest jockey to win a Triple Crown aboard Baffert’s Justify in 2018. He leads all jockeys with 26 Breeders’ Cup victories.A physical marvel, Smith has a strict daily training regimen which is enabling him to thus far defy Father Time. America’s second leading rider (to John Velazquez) with career purse earnings of more than $320-million, Smith is a tireless promoter of racing and many charities, including the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.Flavien Prat, a 27-year-old native of Melun, France, is unquestionably one of the top riders in the country and could well be an Eclipse Award finalist for 2019. A winner via disqualification of this year’s Kentucky Derby with the Bill Mott-trained Country House, Prat, who is regarded as a great judge of pace, strong finisher and fierce competitor, also won this year’s $1 million Pacific Classic with the John Sadler-trained Higher Power, who he is now scheduled to ride in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.The amazing Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza, who was sidelined due to a broken neck a year ago, has come back strong this year, finishing seventh in the Del Mar Summer standings while winning the Grade I Bing Crosby aboard the John Sadler-trained Cistron and the Grade II Del Mar Derby with John Shirreffs’ Nolde. A winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, Espinoza, 47, like Mike Smith, adheres to a strict workout regimen.A 25-year-old native of Louisville, KY, Drayden Van Dyke has been compared by many to the legendary Bill Shoemaker. Small at 5’6″, he tacks a feathery 106 pounds and is a great athlete with an unflappable demeanor. A three-time time leading rider in Southern California, Van Dyke has led two Del Mar meets and one at Los Alamitos.Although his status was in question due to sustaining what is described as a “crush, with no fracture,” to his right arm in a spill out of the gate while riding 1-2 favorite Eight Rings in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2, Van Dyke has been breezing horses since this past Saturday and will be back full-time on opening day.A perennial leader at Golden Gate Fields, Abel Cedillo, a 30-year-old native of Guatemala, shifted his tack to Southern California on a full-time basis this past summer and has made an immediate impact, finishing third in the Del Mar Summer Meet standings while impressing everyone with his work ethic and powerful finishing ability. With trainer Doug O’Neill firmly in his corner, Cedillo is a cinch to make the Autumn Meet Top 10 and could possibly contend for leading rider honors.A 29-year-old native of Marrero, LA, Joe Talamo, who’s closing in on 2,000 career wins, comes off a solid fourth place finish this past summer at Del Mar and with Bob Baffert providing a regular supply of competitive mounts, he’s positioned to have another solid meeting.A five-time leading rider at Santa Anita, Rafael Bejarano, 37, has come back from serious injuries to once again contend for leading rider honors. Second only to Prat in this past Spring/Summer Meet standings at Santa Anita, the popular Peruvian has good business coming into the Autumn Meet and should be flashing his signature smile in the Winner’s Circle on a regular basis.Up and coming Ruben Fuentes, 22, and hot apprentice Jorge Velez, 21, both figure to continue their ascent up the So Cal jockey ladder. Veterans Tiago Pereira, 42, Martin Garcia, 34, Geovanni Franco, 28, Aaron Gryder, 49, Edwin Maldonado, 36, Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, 49, and others are all scheduled to ride on a regular basis and when combined with a number of top eastern-based jockeys who will be coming in for major stakes commitments, there will be no shortage of competition throughout the 23-day stand.First post time for a nine-race card this Friday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com.