Mayor Jerry Treñas launched the IloiloSummer Arts Festival 2020. It aims to promote Ilonggo arts and culture. ILOILO City – The city government isembarking on a new program towards make Iloilo the art capital of the country. “Art is for everyone and anyone,”stressed Treñas. The Iloilo Summer Arts Festival 2020will be from April 3 to May 17 and would showcase various art forms – visual,performing, literature, crafts, even horticulture, and culinary. “We indeed have a beautiful city witha rich cultural heritage. Here is where the past meets the present. We’refurther enhancing it through the arts,” said First Lady Rosalie Treñas,chairperson of the art festival committee. It won’t be an elitist affair, hestressed, as it is open and would involve everyone — artists, those from theacademe, civic and art organizations, businesses, and barangays. Supporting the MICE (Meetings,Incentives, Conventions and Events) thrust of the city government, the SummerArts Festival will be held annually, said Mayor Treñas. Art festival committee members includeoverall advisor and renowned artist Manny Garibay, artist Ed Defensor; from theacademe, Elisa Baliao and Melanie Padilla; Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Arts(ILOMOCA) represented by Allyn Canja and Jennifer Palmares-Fong from Magaworld;Annie Sartorio for dance; Eric Divinagracia for theater; Daniella Caro forfilm; Miguel Davao and PG Zoluaga for music; and peers and art lovers RaisaTreñas, Rose Arenas and Leny Ledesma./PN
Statehouse—State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) pairs her sneakers with her suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. The Suits and Sneakers event aims to shed light on ways of reducing cancer, like exercising, eating healthy and following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for recommended cancer screenings.
Giving Aidan O’Brien his fourth Derby trial winner of the week, the Galileo colt – sent off at prohibitive odds of 2-13 – took over from Dont Bother Me around five furlongs out and it looked like he would win with real ease when going clear with quarter of a mile to run. He had to get a reminder from Joseph O’Brien, however, and in the end was pushed out to beat Loch Garman, with Little White Cloud running an eyecatching race in third. Press Association A length and three-quarters was the winning margin and O’Brien senior said: “That all went to plan. We had to go on with him or it would have been a very steady pace. “He has just ticked over since the last day. You would have to be happy with him. He is lazy in front but he gave a good blow afterwards. He loves fast ground as he is a great mover. “The three owners will decide where he goes next. It’s going to be an interesting Dante now (at York on Thursday).” O’Brien is expected to run Leopardstown maiden winner Indian Chief in the Knavesmire feature. Coral and William Hill kept Battle Of Marengo at his respective pre-trial price for the Investec Derby on June 1. David Stevens for Coral said: “His backers would surely have hoped for a more impressive performance, although the betting suggests he remains the leading Ballydoyle contender following a week in which the team have won all four colts’ trials.” But Stan James were more impressed, cutting Battle Of Marengo to 4-1 second-favourite from 5-1. Spokesman Joseph Burke said: “There are no stamina doubts regarding Battle of Marengo whatsoever and he appears to possess just the right combination of speed and staying power to win a Derby.” Battle Of Marengo was left generally unchanged by bookmakers for Classic glory after a workmanlike success in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.
Ulster have made 10 changes to their starting side for the trip to Italy to face Zebre in a 3pm kick-off.And Munster head coach Anthony Foley will be hoping to a large crowd at Thomond Park as they play host to an Ospreys side that have made a strong start to the Pro12 campaign and will be targeting a return to the top of the table.Kick-off in Limerick is at half-past six.
An afternoon of drinking which turned deadly has left one man dead and one before the court charged for murder.Twenty-two-year-old Eno Charles appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge of unlawful killing.The charge against him alleged that on March 22, 2018, at Barima, North WestEno CharlesDistrict, Region One (Barima-Waini),he killed Lawrence Leon.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield who told the court that in his bid to escape punishment, the accused attempted to cross the Venezuela boarder.As such, bail was denied and Charles was remanded to prison. He will return to court on May 21.According to reports, the men who are known to each other, were imbibing together when an argument broke out between them. As such Lawrence reportedly attacked Charles and attempted to injure him; however, Charles was able to arm himself, stabbing the now dead man.Both men were subsequently rushed to hospital but Lawrence later succumbed to his injuries.