GUV STILL NO TO CLASS OPENING | Defensor: Contain virus, mend economy first

first_imgIn the face-to-face class set up, physical distancing would be observed, said Belleza. He, however, acknowledged that August is still three months away and he is hopeful there would be no additional COVID-19 cases in the country and in Iloilo in particular. Defensor, however, now appeared to have differing views with Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas. “Ang bagay nga puede mapaumod, ipamuod ta anay,” says Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. He was referring to the scheduled reopening of schools on Aug. 24 set by the Department of Education. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Ang bagay nga puede mapaumod, ipamuod ta anay,” Defensor reiterated. He was referring to various learning methods like online, modular or blended. He was referring to the scheduled reopening of schools on Aug. 24 set by the Department of Education (DepEd). Education secretary Leonor Briones also called on public school teachers and employees to report back to work on June 1, 2020 to prepare for the new school year. He would rather forego school year 2020-2021, according to Defensor, so that everybody could focus on two essential moves – containing the viral illness and rebuilding the economy.   He added “I am confident the public and private educational institutions have initiatives that can give everyone access to education.” In areas considered high-risk, online classes may be observed for as long as there is internet connection and the teachers and students have the needed devices. It is the school principals who would determine what teaching modules are applicable to their schoolchildren’s particular circumstances and needs, said Dr. Lea Belleza, spokesperson of DepEd Region 6. Defensor, for his part, said circumstances may be different in the province compared to Iloilo City and this has pushed Treñas to agree on the resumption of classes. He warned that resuming classes while there is no indication yet that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has effectively been combatted could put more pressure on the already skidding economy. It is possible to divide a class – one half for the morning session and the other half for the afternoon session – to achieve physical distancing among students./PN “Puede nga lain ang panan-awan sang Iloilo City because lain ang setting sang syudad,” the governor added.  “Puede man kahulat ang aton eskwelahan,” Defensor said. “Maayo gid subong nga duha ang aton ginabantayan.” As of June 16, DepEd national enrollment data for SY 2020-2021 showed that there are 11,302,382 learners nationwide who have registered using remote or virtual enrollment system for both public and private schools in the basic education level. Of this number, 10, 941, 619 learners are currently enrolled in public schools and 355, 045 have registered in private schools. ILOILO – Gov. Arthur “Toto” Defensor Jr.  maintained his opposition to the reopening of  schools on Aug. 24. Face-to-face teaching may still be possible in areas deemed as low-risk for COVID-19 transmission or do not have internet connection needed for online classes. Blended learning, according to Breones, is a combination of varied approaches to teaching and learning, and will be adjusted based on the situation and/or needs of the school and the students. “We cannot let the fear of the coronavirus kill the opportunity for people to acquire knowledge and skills,” said Treñas. Treñas recently issued a statement encouraging students to enroll in school despite the pandemic. The national enrollment data for basic education covers public and private schools as well as State Universities and Colleges and Local Universities and Colleges – including Kindergarten, Elementary or Grades 1 to 6, Junior High School or Grades 7 to 10, and Senior High School or Grades 11 and 12 as well as non-graded learners with disabilities and those under the Alternative Learning System program.last_img read more

Marjorie Fohl – age 91 of Cedar Grove

first_imgMarjorie A. Fohl, of Cedar Grove, was born on August 2, 1930 in Cedar Grove, a daughter to William and Ester Kunkel Haas.  She married Robert Fohl and together they raised seven children.  Marjorie worked at Sperry Rubber and Plastics for 34 years, and was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church, the Daughters of Isabella, and the Cedar Grove EMS.  She loved her flower gardens, spending time with family and working at the Rose Bud Junction in Metamora on the weekends.  On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 just 3 days after her 90th birthday, she passed away at Brookville Healthcare.Those surviving who will cherish Marjorie’s memory include her children; Gary (Patricia) Fohl, Daniel (Marlene) Fohl, both of Cedar Grove, Karen Fohl Bischoff (Steven Bohman) of Batesville, Robin (Mary Jo) Fohl of Brookville, Dale (Beverly) Fohl, Terrance (Cindy) Fohl, both of Cedar Grove, and Kyle Fohl (Brenda Paxton) of Brookville; 15 grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, Randal, Jason, Kurt, Derrick, Jeffrey, Eric, Emily, Abby, Kaitlin, Michele, Adam, Chelsea, and Aaron; 16 grandchildren, Garret, Conner, Lexi, Allison, Charlotte, Macy, Megan, Austin, Isabella, Mary, Zoey, Dilyn, Isla, Kinley, Emma and Layne; a brother, John Haas; sisters-in-law, Edith Haas and Jeanette Haas, and a brother-in-law, Donald Falk.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by twin granddaughters, Carrie and Christina; three sisters, Marilyn Haas, Carol Hannah, and Shirley Falk; one brother, Bill Haas, and a brother-in-law, Dennis Hannah.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 9 until 11 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Oratory in Cedar Grove.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be officiated by Father Vincent Lampert and burial will follow in the church cemetery.Due to the COVID-19 precautions and state mandates, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol, including wearing a mask. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.Memorial contributions can be directed to the Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery – made payable to St. Michael (please note HGA cemetery in memo).  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Marjorie Fohl.last_img read more

UNC national championship history: How many times have Tar Heels won the NCAA Tournament?

first_imgUNC is no stranger to the Big Dance.Here’s a look at the Tar Heels’ NCAA Tournament history and how many national titles they’ve taken back to Chapel Hill. MORE: When did your team last win a national title in college basketball?How many national championships has UNC won in basketball? UNC is no stranger to the Final Four and no stranger to winning the national title.Out of its 20 Final Four appearances, the Tar Heels have won the national title six times. UNC’s first title came in 1957, after three overtimes against Kansas under head coach Frank McGuire.Three of UNC’s titles were won under head coach Roy Williams, most recently in 2017 against Gonzaga. North Carolina was playing in its second consecutive title game, after losing to Villanova at the buzzer the previous year, and it was the eighth title game to be played between two No. 1 seeds. UNC’s NCAA championship game appearencesYEARFINAL SCORE2017UNC 71, Gonzaga 652016Villanova 77, UNC 742009UNC 89, Michigan State 722005UNC 75, Illinois 701993UNC 77, Michigan 711982UNC 63, Georgetown 621981Indiana 63, UNC 501977Marquette 67, UNC 591968UCLA 78, UNC 551957UNC 54, Kansas 53 (3OT)1946Oklahoma State 43, UNC 40MORE: Top 10 college basketball programs since 2010: Kentucky or Duke at No. 1?UNC’s NCAA Tournament record all timeUNC is 123-45 all time in NCAA Tournament games. The Tar Heels have made the Sweet 16 seven times, the Elite 8 eight times and have appeared in a record-high 20 Final Four games. UNC has taken home six national titles, three under current coach Roy Williams. Who has more national championships: Duke or UNC? UNC has more national championships than bitter rival Duke. Duke has appeared in 16 Final Fours and won five national championships. UNC has appeared in a record 20 Final Fours and won six national championships. Its most recent title came in 2017 by defeating Gonzaga, 71-65.  The UNC Tar Heels have enjoyed a ton of success in school history as one of the top basketball programs in the country.Frank McGuire led the team to its first NCAA championship in 1957. Legendary coach Dean Smith eventually took over and established the program as a perpetual powerhouse in college basketball. The Tar Heels secured two national championships under Smith and have won the national championships three times under current coach Roy Williams. MORE: 20 winningest coaches in March Madness historyWhen did UNC win its first national championship?UNC’s first national championship came against Kansas on March 23, 1957, when the Tar Heels beat the Jayhawks, 54-53, in a game that went to three overtimes. North Carolina went 32-0 that season under head coach Frank McGuire. Lennie Rosenbluth led UNC with 20 points, while Wilt Chamberlain scored 23 points for Kansas.  Which school has won the most NCAA titles?UCLA has won the most national championships. The Bruins have won 11 national titles, seven consecutively from 1967-1973. Its most recent national championship came in 1995 against Arkansas. SchoolNational titlesMost recent1. UCLA1119952. Kentucky820123. North Carolina620174. Duke520155. Indiana51987last_img read more