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Dec 29, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In a recent update on pandemic influenza preparedness planning, the US government reported meeting more than 90% of a long list of objectives it set for itself about 6 months ago.The report charts progress on a wide range of preparedness measures, from shoring up laboratory capabilities to planning for distribution of critical medical supplies and preparing checklists for various sectors of the economy.In May, federal officials released the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Plan, a 228-page document describing how the government will cope with an influenza pandemic. The statement was a follow-up to the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan, released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in November 2005.The status report, released Dec 18, covers 104 tasks that were to be completed within 6 months of release of the implementation plan. The tasks fall into 6 categories: international efforts, transportation and borders, protecting human health, protecting animal health, law enforcement and public safety, and institutions.Of the 104 tasks addressed, 96 have been completed, and 8 are in progress, the report says. The introduction notes that even though most of the 6-month goals have been met, work on many of the tasks is continuing.Jeff Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit public health advocacy group, commended federal officials for meeting most of the 6-month benchmarks in the pandemic plan.”This first phase of the federal pandemic preparedness plan moved at full speed ahead,” he said in a Dec 18 TFAH press release. “It has been an historic government-wide effort, and the release of the results demonstrates a serious commitment to transparency and accountability, allowing Americans to see how well their tax dollars are being spent to improve preparedness for a major health emergency.”The status report shows that overall progress is being made, even though media reports on pandemic flu have waned, Chris Logan, a senior policy analyst with the National Governors’ Association, told CIDRAP News. The status report is useful for state officials because it raises questions they need to be thinking about. “It’s not just the obvious stuff, it’s the implications of decisions that people need to be aware of and thinking through,” he said. “To the extent these documents help people think through the potential second- and third-order effects, they’re helpful.”Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), publisher of the CIDRAP Web site, said he applauds the Bush administration for issuing a progress report on pandemic preparedness. “But we really have to ask ourselves the hard question ‘What does it mean to be prepared?’, and right now, I don’t think we have a clue,” he said.It’s difficult to determine if the country is better prepared now than it was 6 months ago, Osterholm told CIDRAP News. He said officials need to start the difficult task of prioritizing preparation measures. “We’ve got to do a better job of understanding the key factors that will get us through a pandemic,” he said. “If there are 10 major factors and 100 little ones, you can get 90 done, but if you don’t get the 10 major ones done, you’re not prepared.”Osterholm said one problem with the status report is that it reflects a US-centered view of pandemic planning. “What happens to the world will happen to the United States because of the global just-in-time economy,” he said.A number of the activities discussed in the report are summarized below.International effortsThe federal government has informed 2 million US citizens living abroad about the latest developments in avian and pandemic flu, mainly through the US government’s main pandemic flu site, and has provided additional information through US consulates and warden networks.Also, federal officials have developed a policy for contributing to international medication stockpiles and deploying antiviral medications. The government reviewed whether or not US stockpile contributions should require liability limits, but officials found that there’s not an urgent need to propose such arrangements.The US Agency for International Development (AID) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a model compensation program for farmers affected by animal influenza outbreaks, which will be launched in early 2007 with partners at the World Bank, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the Indonesian government.Work is continuing on an international strategy to contain pandemic influenza outbreaks, and the US has provided $400,000 to the World Health Organization to host workshops on proper transport of influenza samples to reference laboratories.The US State Department, along with the Department of Commerce and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drafted a pandemic preparedness checklist for US companies that have overseas operations. Three major business organizations are reviewing the checklist, and once completed, the document will be posted on the government’s pandemic flu Web site.Transportation and bordersHHS and the departments of Homeland security (DHS), Transportation, and Labor (DOL) developed a pandemic planning checklist for the travel industry and workforce protection guidelines for airline crew members and other people who may come in contact with people and cargo from pandemic-affected areas.To ensure that all border and transportation stakeholders receive accurate and current information about quarantinable diseases, HHS, USDA, and other departments reviewed the current protocol and added several groups to the notification chain.Policy recommendations for air, land, and maritime entries and exits, including response plans and screening, were developed by HHS with assistance from 5 other federal departments.Federal security forces have been briefed by the Department of Justice and DHS about protecting shipments of critical supplies and facilities and are developing contingency plans to carry out the security responsibilities.Protecting human healthHHS, with the Department of Defense (DOD), the Veterans Administration, and medical specialty societies, developed a guide to help community planners address mass-casualty care with scarce resources. The document was released in November and is posted on the Web site of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.To coordinate and communicate effective messages to the public about pandemic flu, HHS and several other federal agencies and local officials enlisted and trained a wide range of influential community spokespeople who will be available to speak on the pandemic crisis. Risk communication strategies are also planned for local public health, community, and tribal leaders. Several government agencies have also help develop risk communication strategies (“message maps”) on avian flu, pandemic flu, antiviral medications, and vaccines.One topic of interest to state officials is the possibility of broadening the Food and Drug Administration’s Shelf Life Extension Program to state stockpiles of antiviral medications. The program allows the federal government to keep medications beyond the expiration date under certain conditions. However, federal officials determined that including state stockpiles in the program is not currently feasible.Logan said that decision is a concern for states. The federal government is providing a 25% subsidy to help states build their own antiviral stockpiles, but the drugs have a listed shelf-life of 5 years and can be used only for pandemic flu, not for seasonal flu, he said. “If a pandemic doesn’t happen before the end of the shelf-life, you have to throw the antivirals out. . . . And then states will have to go out and buy replacement antivirals for their stockpiles. That’s obviously an issue of concern for the states.”To boost vaccine production in the event of an influenza pandemic, HHS explored current production capacities of US vaccine producers and in June issued a request for proposals to retrofit their facilities to produce pandemic vaccines in an emergency.Smooth, efficient allocation of medical equipment such as ventilators and gloves is a key part of a pandemic response, and HHS and other government agencies have developed and tested a plan to distribute critical materials. The plan was tested in October, and will undergo further trials through March 2007.To speed the genetic sequencing of viral isolates during a pandemic, HHS set a goal of releasing the findings to GenBank within 1 week of diagnosis confirmation at the Institute for Genomic Research. Complete viral genome sequences can now be obtained from a clinical sample in 3 days, and HHS, with the Association of Public Health Laboratories, can publish sequence data on a human H5N1 isolate within 1 week.There were other accomplishments on the laboratory front. HHS improved access to standardized influenza reagents for use in tests and research; it can now distribute the reagents within 3 business days of a request. HHS, along with other government agencies and partners, has supplied all members of the US Laboratory Response Network with reagents and protocols to conduct tests using real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). These labs are prepared to use RT-PCR to identify and confirm pandemic flu strains within 24 hours.HHS, using DOD threat-reduction modeling tools and software from other agencies, has developed a real-time epidemic analysis and modeling system for public health use and emergency preparedness.The National Disaster Medical System has developed a strategy for deploying medical assets, such as materials and mobile medical units, held by DHS and HHS. Several federal agencies also developed a “Pandemic Influenza Playbook” that describes what public health and medical capabilities the federal government has available to support state responses to pandemic influenza.Protecting animal healthFederal agencies, with the assistance of states, launched a wild-bird testing program for H5N1 avian flu in August along with an electronic reporting system, and is working on a response strategy if such an outbreak occurs.In assessing the abilities and needs of federal animal research facilities, the USDA and DHS identified problems at a key animal influenza research facility. The departments completed a study of the facility’s deficiencies, along with plans to address its needs.Because of the risk of an avian flu outbreak in birds, several government agencies have prepared three messages based on three scenarios that can be used to deliver clear, coordinated information to the public. Federal departments, with the assistance of industry groups, have also developed food safety messages that can be customized and distributed if an avian influenza outbreak occurs.Law enforcement and public safetyThe Department of Justice, along with HHS, DHS, DOL, sponsored a forum in May for criminal justice officials on best practices to meet the challenges they may face in a pandemic outbreak. Information from the forum is available on the Web site of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. In addition, a consortium of criminal experts was convened in conjunction with the forum to guide ongoing criminal justice planning efforts.To address emergency response issues, DHS and several other government agencies will host a forum in February for selected federal, state, local, and tribal officials. The group will review interim guidance and adopt a national pandemic flu planning model.Checklists for law enforcement personnel and emergency responders on issues such as prepandemic vaccination have been developed by HHS and DOL. The documents, which were reviewed by police unions and other professional organizations, also include planning checklists for correctional facilities.InstitutionsGovernment officials have developed preparedness exercises with private-sector partners, and templates of the exercises are available for use by other interested groups. Business continuity guidance was developed and published on the government’s pandemic flu Web site.Interim guidance on environmental management and cleaning practices, including the handling of potentially contaminated waste materials, has been developed. The guidelines are intended for healthcare facilities, homes, schools, and businesses.Unfinished tasksEight of the tasks were not completed by the 6-month deadline, and the report notes that work on each is continuing. They include measures to:Draft a report analyzing the pros and cons of invoking the Defense Production Act to procure medical countermeasures during a pandemicImprove the speed of mortality surveillance through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting SystemEstablish a protocol for state governments on how to request federal military assistance under the Insurrection ActAdopt and test a planning and preparation model for emergency response systemsPublish interim guidance on environmental management of pandemic flu virusesPublish final pandemic planning guidelines for critical infrastructure owners and operatorsHelp critical infrastructure entities conduct collaborative exercises to test essential functions and identify critical planning, response, and mitigation needs.See also:Summary of progress, National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Planhttp://www.flu.gov/professional/federal/stratergyimplementationplan.htmlNational Strategy for Pandemic Influenza: Implementation Planhttp://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/homeland/pandemic-influenza-implementation.htmlHHS Pandemic Influenza Planhttp://www.flu.gov/planning-preparedness/federal/hhspandemicinfluenzaplan.pdfDec 18 TFAH press releasehttp://healthyamericans.org/newsroom/releases/release121806.pdfNov 2006 AHRQ report “Providing mass medical care with scarce resources: a community planning guide”http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/mce/mceguide.pdf
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Monday the country’s first confirmed COVID-19 cases, prompting efforts by the government and financial authorities to cushion the economy from any possible hit.Read also: Auto industry poised to recover after sales hit brakes in 2019Currently, the government is preparing a stimulus package to ease export and import regulations as supply chains are expected to start getting hit by the virus spread. The stimulus will be the second of its kind after a Rp 10.3 trillion (US$725 million) package announced earlier for boosting private consumption and the tourism sector.Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said he was confident that the local industry had enough automotive parts despite the outbreak that disrupted factories’ activities in various countries, mainly in China.“According to a Gaikindo members’ report, their supply chains face no problems so far and the industry has enough stockpiles to continue production for the next three to four months,” he said.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Masatsugu Asakawa said in Jakarta on Wednesday that he believed Indonesia was less likely to experience a strong impact from the global outbreak than other countries in the region, such as Japan or Thailand.“Indonesia isn’t deeply integrated into the global supply chain, so it is still considerably fortunate compared to other countries,” Asakawa said, adding that the Indonesian economy which was primarily driven by domestic activity was at an advantage during the global health emergency.The country’s economy grew by 4.97 percent in last year’s fourth quarter, the slowest rate in three years, as investment and exports cooled. Following the outbreak, the government expects growth to slow to 4.7 percent in this year’s first three months.Read also: COVID-19 impact far more complex than 2008 crisis: Sri MulyaniDespite these challenges, Mitshubishi Fuso truck distributing company PT Krama Yudha Tiga Berlian Motors (KTB) maintained its positive outlook for 2020.“We project truck sales for the domestic market will increase by 7 percent,” the company’s marketing director Duljatmono said, adding that the company aimed to sell 46,900 trucks and acquire 46 percent of the market share for trucks in 2020. (mpr) Indonesia’s automotive manufacturers have expressed optimism that national car sales will soon bottom out and show a rebound as early as March despite a further drop in January and risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.The country’s car sales stood at 1.03 million units last year, a 10.8 percent drop compared to a year before, according to data from the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo). The association blamed sluggish sales on political uncertainties due to the 2019 general elections that hold people off from buying big-ticket items, such as cars.Sales further dropped in January amid heavy flooding that struck several regions in the country, especially Jakarta and a novel coronavirus outbreak but the association maintained its target of selling 1.05 million cars this year. Topics : Read also: Astra International profits hit by lower car sales, commodity prices“While the COVID-19 spread has adversely affected sales, the absence of a political agenda and a subsiding trade war has supported the automotive industry,” Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi said at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (GIICOMVEC) 2020 opening ceremony in Jakarta on Thursday.“I expect car sales in February to remain flat compared to January. Hopefully, they will recover in March,” he added.The pneumonia-like illness has infected almost 100,000 people in around 85 nations and killed more than 3,300 worldwide, disrupting economic activities in countries around the globe.
The House of Representatives said on Tuesday that it would send the copy of the Job Creation Law to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday, after causing public confusion for more than a week about which draft is the correct one.Out of four final drafts circulating in public, the House said it would send the latest one, the 812-page long one. The earlier drafts contain 1035, 1052 and 905 pages, respectively. The one uploaded to the House website, meanwhile, is one from before the House’s Legislation Body (Baleg) finalized it, which is 1,028 pages long.”The deadline for us to submit this Job Creation Law is Oct. 14, to be exact tomorrow at [midnight],” Azis Syamsuddin, a House deputy speaker, said in a press conference on Tuesday. He said the final draft he had was the 812-page one. “The law itself is only 448 pages, [which] plus explanations beco… Omnibus-Law-on-Job-Creation house-of-representatives Lawmakers LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Topics : Google Linkedin Log in with your social account Forgot Password ?
Kluivert (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be offered the chance to offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma and snap up Justin Kluivert in the process, reports say.Mkhitaryan has been out on loan with Roma this season and is reportedly eager to make his switch permanent.Corriere dello Sport claim Mkhitaryan has already agreed to take a wage cut on the £200,000-a-week contract he has with Arsenal.Super agent Mino Raiola has been tasked to sort out Mkhitaryan’s future and is in talks with Roma about keeping the Armenian in Italy.ADVERTISEMENTMkhitaryan has offers from Russia, but Raiola thinks he might be able to reach an agreement where Arsenal and Roma get what they want.AdvertisementAdvertisementRaiola also represents Roma forward Kluivert, who has been linked with Arsenal in the past and a move to the Premier League.The 21-year-old is still developing at Roma, but Raiola thinks he would be a good fit for Arsenal. Advertisement Comment Mino Raiola plots Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Justin Kluivert swap deal for Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 May 2020 5:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Mkhitaryan wants to stay at Roma (Picture: Getty)The proposal would be for Mkhitaryan and Kluivert to swap clubs and Arsenal pay a fee of £11-13million on top of that to Roma.That would save Roma money and give Raiola the freedom to negotiate a bigger salary for Mkhitaryan at the Italian club.Kluivert has scored seven goals in 27 appearances for Roma this season and is the son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal will be on the hunt for bargains in the next transfer window after suffering financially from the coronavirus pandemic.The Gunners convinced most of their senior squad to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut and have switched their transfer strategy to focus on free agents and swap deals.It is unclear when the next transfer window will open as the Premier League and Serie A aim to follow the Bundesliga in resuming action this summer.MORE: Arsenal preparing to launch £20m bid for ‘next N’Golo Kante’MORE: ‘Freak of nature’ – Danny Rose hails Liverpool defender Andy Robertson and Arsenal star Kieran TierneyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
SOLD: Rajeev and Ruth Sinniah (left) sold 57 Harding St, Hendra at auction to Tunde and Wande Olarinde (right) for $885,000. Photo: Debra BelaA HOUSE at Hendra in Brisbane’s north made $100,000 for its owners at auction on Saturday despite the lead bidders starting the engine of their Mercedes C200 during negotiations and preparing to drive away. The house at 57 Harding St, Hendra. Photo: supplied“They didn’t want to take our money,” Dr Tunde Olarinde explained afterwards. Place auctioneer Peter Burgin negotiates with the lead bidders just before they get in their car and prepare to drive away. Photo: Debra BelaThe three-bedroom, pre-war home at 57 Harding Street sold for $885,000 on a street made famous in March when retiring Brisbane Broncos veteran Darius Boyd sold his near new home at 78 Harding St for close to $2 million. MORE PROPERTY STORIES Property savings in a post-COVID world “We compromised on what we anticipated for the house for the certainty of not having this on our shoulders … that it was just going to be sold today,” Dr Sinniah said.“The economic crunch hasn’t hit yet.“We thought we’d do it now because in three-six months the market would change on a downward trend, lending would be a lot more stringent. So it was either now or come back in three to five years and do it then.” The north-facing back deck. Photo: suppliedThe Place Ascot onsite auction, lead by agent Patrick McKinnon, attracted a group of 16 interested parties with three bidders and was held outside so as not to breach the new government guidelines on having no more than 10 visitors inside at an auction or open home.A directive from the Chief Health Officer in the wake of the COVID-19 health emergency now requires all real estate agents to collect the name, address and mobile phone number of anyone attending an open home or auction in Queensland.The information is kept for a period of 28 days and is used for tracing purposes in the event of a coronavirus outbreak.In other auction results, five registered bidders attended 24 Oakwal Tce, Windsor where Ray White Ascot agent Ian Cuneo sold the four-bedroom house to a young couple for $1.175 million.While in Clayfield, 90 Barlow St sold for $930,000 with six registered bidders. The winning bidder was a couple from Brisbane who were currently interstate.“There’s a very high demand for property and a shortage of stock, and the sheer competition between buyers is pushing up the prices, so it really is a great time to think about selling,” Ray White lead agent Alexander Shean said. The auction volume for Saturday was double that of last weekend with 20 properties going under the hammer, including four houses at Hendra.Ruth and Rajeev Sinniah, bought the 406sq m Hendra house for $785,000 in 2016 and considered renovating but instead they found a larger 890sq m property in Clayfield which they moved into over Easter.Dr Tunde Olarinde and his wife Wande had been renting in Hendra for three years while looking for a house to renovate and saw this property a week ago. The main dining area looking into the kitchen and living room at 57 Harding St, Hendra. Photo: supplied.“We wanted to avoid the auction but they didn’t accept our offer, that was the bone of contention,” Mrs Olarinde said.“We put in an offer of $900,000 which was higher that what we’re paying for it now. They should have said yes then.”After an opening phone bid of $810,000, Place chief auctioneer Peter Burgin made a vendor bid of $850,000 before the young couple on the phone also bid $850,000.“We’ll substitute yours for mine,” Mr Burgin said. “Yours is better.” Place chief auctioneer Peter Burgin (centre) opens the auction of 57 Harding St, Hendra. Photo: Debra BelaLeaning on the bonnet of their Mercedes Benz, Dr and Mrs Olarinde bid $860,000 and then the auction paused for more than 20 minutes for negotiations until the Olarindes got into their silver car and started the engine.“I’ve got news,” one Place Ascot agent shouted as he rushed over to the car in a last-ditch effort to keep the couple in play.Within seconds, the engine had stopped, a new bid of $885,000 was recorded and the property sold immediately. Dr Sinniah said the decision to go to auction was based on his analysis of the current economic conditions.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago
Stuff co.nz 17 September 2015Zoo Weekly has become the latest men’s magazine to leave news stands, with publisher Bauer Media on Thursday confirming that poor sales will see its final edition published on October 12.“With tough retail conditions in the men’s market, Bauer has made the call to close Zoo’s operations. I would like to thank the teams here at Bauer, as well as the advertisers and retailers who have supported the brand,” Bauer chief executive David Goodchild said.Associate publisher Ewen Page said it was a tough decision to close the Australian magazine, which is sold in New Zealand and was targeted this week by Family First. A different edition of the magazine is printed in the United Kingdom.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie had called for the supermarket to ban the magazine and said on Thursday he welcomed its demise.“We give some of the credit to groups in both Australia and here in New Zealand who spoke up and highlighted the misogynistic messages which were being normalised in the publication. It’s disappointing that Countdown and other retailers weren’t willing to take a moral lead rather than put up a commercially-driven ‘white flag’.”It was a sign of a confused society when rape culture and the sexual objectification of men, women and children was promoted under the guise of freedom of speech “while at the same time expressing an abhorrence of the ‘Roastbusters’ mentality and lament our unacceptable rates of sexual violence in New Zealand. We can either speak up or remain silent. We won’t be silent,” he said.http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/72173586/Racy-lad-mag-Zoo-Weekly-to-close-last-edition-October-12?cid=app-iPhoneZoo to come off NZ shelves – but it won’t be because retailers pulled itOneNewsNow 18 September 2015Zoo Weekly magazine will shut down – and a New Zealand family values group says good riddance.The final edition of the lads’ mag, which is published by Bauer Media, will be released on October 12 this year, with the magazine saying in a statement that its closure was due to “tough retail conditions”.Family First NZ welcomed the closure, after it this week campaigned for the magazine to be removed from supermarket and store shelves. “The magazine normalises the sexualisation and objectification of women, teaches boys to be predatory, encourages sexual harassment and violence, and is harmful to young people,” director Bob McCroskrie said in a statement.https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/zoo-to-come-off-nz-shelves-but-it-won-t-be-because-retailers-pulled-q11289Zoo magazine to shut doorsNewsTalk ZB 18 September 2015Another ‘lads magazine’ is calling it quits.Bauer Media has announced it will publish its final edition of Zoo Australia on October 12.The publisher said the decision’s driven by what it calls “tough retail conditions”.Ralph Australia finished in 2010 and FHM Australia stopped being published in 2012.Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie welcomes Zoo’s demise, and said the community is sick of misogynistic magazines.He believes the next step to combating rape culture is to stop young people being exposed to negative sexual messages online.“We know that the internet is awash with this type of stuff and the question we’ve got to ask ourselves is ‘Are we willing to take action to stem some of that flow’.”http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/business/zoo-magazine-to-shut-doors/
BACOLOD City – Police arrested a womanin a buy-bust operation in Barangay 27. Aside from suspected shabu, a P200marked money was also recovered from her, police said. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedaround P35,000 were seized from 26-year-old resident Charlene Grace Jobero, apolice report showed. The suspect was detained and chargedwith violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Actof 2002./PN Officers of Police Station 6 stagedthe entrapment operation which led to the arrest of Jobero around 10 p.m. onFriday, the report added.
WRBI Area Football Games.On Country 103.9 WRBI, The Batesville Bulldogs will be at South Dearborn to battle The Knights. On www.wrbiradio.com, The East Central Trojans will be hosting The LaSalle Lancers.Kickoff for both games will be at 7. WRBI’s Countdown To Kickoff at 6.Other area games. We will keep you up to date with the games.Franklin County hosts Rushville.Milan hosts Lawrenceburg.Oldenburg Academy at Indy Arlington.Greensburg at Connersville.North Decatur hosts Wes Del.South Decatur hosts Knightstown.Madison hosts Floyd Central.Jennings County at New Albany.Union County at Union City.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell follows the games at 10 on WRBI.
Batesville, IN—The Batesville Gas Utility will be conducting a gas leak survey in the south and southeastern parts of Batesville as well as all of the downtown area. The survey will take place starting Monday, September 23 and will take roughly 3 to 4 days to complete. Two men will be walking and using a utility cart to check for underground gas leaks in the streets, right-of-ways and onto customers’ property up to the gas meters located outside of each home. This is annual maintenance as part of the utilities maintenance plan. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Batesville Water and Gas Utility office at 812.934.3811.