Foundation to help DSB on maternal mortality

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Don Salvador Benedicto mayor Marxlen Dela Cruz said he is eyeing to address the maternal mortality and other health concerns of the locality with the help of the Zuellig Family Foundation, a non-government organization.

Dela Cruz is the only chief executive from Negros Occidental who attended a health course sponsored by the Zuellig Family Foundation in partnership with the University of Makati.

The course, according to Dela Cruz, is a fix unit subject which aims to tap local chief executives to set the target for every LGU and reach the millennium goal on health concerns.

Capitol leaders off to Manila for agri machinery exposition

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental provincial officials will fly to Metro Manila Thursday to attend the Makina-Saka 2012 agricultural machinery exposition at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Board Member Salvador Escalante said Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez and members of the provincial board will compose the Negros Occidental delegation.

The exposition aims to showcase updated farm equipment and to educate farmers on the newest farm production and post-harvest machineries.

Majestic Spain take their place among elite

KIEV –  Imperious Spain took their place among the game’s greats in vintage style by thrashing Italy 4-0 to become the first team to win successive European Championship titles on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).
Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata gave the world champions an easy victory over an Italian team down to 10 men through injury for the last half-hour.
Spain’s emphatic triumph means they have become the first European side to win three major tournaments following their success in Euro 2008 and the World Cup two years ago.
The diminutive Silva scored with a rare header after a Cesc Fabregas pull-back in the 14th minute before a superb sprint finish from left-back Alba following a pinpoint Xavi pass doubled their lead four minutes before halftime.

Nets in talks to acquire Howard, Williams, Johnson

THE BROOKLYN Nets have been busy this off-season, and if all their chips fall in the right place, the Nets could find themselves instant contenders.

According to latest reports, disgruntled Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has talked to new Magic general manager Rob Hennigan about trading him to the Nets.

Howard is not the only franchise-altering player Brooklyn is going after. The Nets will also meet with free-agent All-Star point guard Deron Williams.

Brooklyn hopes to convince Howard and Williams that they can surround them with talented role players to make them compete for the championship.

Visayan Daily Star tops media bowling tourney


By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The Visayan Daily Star bowling team beat the Team Negros Press Club officers, 512-450, in the final round to capture its third championship in the Negros Press Club/Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters sa Pilipinas Fellowship Bowling Tournament at the Super Lanes of the Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City, Sunday.

A total of 17 teams from radio stations, newspapers, TV stations, Kapisanan ng nga Broadcasters sa Pilipinas-Negros, NPC officers and the Negros Press Club past presidents joined the bowling tournament.

Williams ready to make her point against Shvedova

LONDON – There is not much on a tennis court that will keep 13-time grand-slam champion Serena Williams awake at night, not even a Wimbledon fourth-round clash against a player who won the first set of her last match without losing a point.
The powerful Yaroslava Shvedova stands between the American and the quarterfinals on Monday, having dispatched Italy’s Sara Errani 6-0, 6-4 after winning the first 24 points of the match.
So in “the zone” was Kazakh wildcard Shvedova against the unfortunate Errani that she did not even realize that it was the first time in a grand-slam tournament that a set had been won in such a manner.

‘No choice’

By: Juan  Mercado

WITH outstretched arms, the 38-meter statue of  “Cristo Redentor” on Corcovado Mountain dominates the  Rio de Janeiro skyline. Since 1931, this Brazilian icon withstood lightning, bird nests and the occasional vandal.

Google geo advocates urge use of updated WV maps

By: Tara Yap

TWO GOOGLE geo advocates in the Philippines are urging the public to use user-generated updates of maps all across Western Visayas.

“No one else knows your locality better than you,” Google geo advocate Bernardo Arellano III told representatives of local government units (LGUs) during the Google mapUp in Iloilo City over the weekend.

In partnership with Department of Tourism (DOT-6) and Smart Communications Inc., Arellano and Wayne Manuel introduced the technical usage of Google Map Maker, a user-generated Internet application that allows individuals to add locations or update locations in a map.

“What Google Map does is enable users to provide detailed information of their particular locale or community,” Arellano said.