“Flowers are beautiful, and we all love getting them, but you can’t eat flowers,” Pickering said with a laugh. Pickering prefers donuts to flowers. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — Flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day Gift, but outside the Gault Toyota Dealership, a possibly sweeter gift was being dished out: a donut bouquet. To maintain safety during the coronavirus crisis, Pickering and her help wore masks, and customers simply pulled up, grabbed their donuts and drove off. JukeBox Donut Shop owner Tanya Pickering made more than 300 donuts on Sunday morning, preparing the 37 orders for people to pick up for their loved ones.
Information reached him that thequarried materials were being sold in the nearby island province of Guimaras. Barangay officials of Bantud Fabricadescribed the quarrying as “massive” and they feared adverse environmentalconsequences, said Distura. He checked the areas himself,according to the SP member, and he saw three to four huge wooden-hulled boatslocally known as batil being loadedwith quarried sand and aggregates. He warned of erosion at the quarriedportions of the Jalaur River in Barangay Balud, Zarraga and Barangay BantudFabrica, Dumangas. Each boat could carry between 17 to 24cubic meters of quarried materials, said Distura, chairperson of the SPCommittee on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. From what he had gathered, thebarangays concerned were never given their rightful share from the quarrying,said Distura. The river is of great economicimportance to the province of Iloilo. It provides irrigation to farmlands aswell as a source of potable water. It drains the eastern portion of PanayIsland and traverses through Passi City and the towns of Calinog, Dueñas, SanEnrique, Dingle, Pototan, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Zarraga, and Leganes. “I am at a loss…I feel it would becounterproductive to point fingers at this time…I am calling for an in-depthinvestigation. Time is of the essence. These activities, if found to beillegal, must be stopped and the perpetrators punished,” said Distura. Distura urged the SP Committee onEnvironment and Natural Resources chaired by Provincial Board member MarceloValentine Serag to conduct an investigation although his own committee may alsoinitiate one. The Provincial Environment and NaturalResources Office should be asked if it had issued permits to quarry the JalaurRiver in Barangay Balud, Zarraga and Barangay Bantud Fabrica, Dumangas, saidDistura. Jalaur river ranked 17th largest riversystem in the Philippines in terms of drainage basin size. It has an estimateddrainage area of 1,503 square kilometers and travels 123 kilometers from itssource to its mouth in the Guimaras Strait. Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) memberRolando Distura, former mayor of Dumangas, called for an investigation. ILOILO – Huge volumes of sand andaggregates were being quarried from portions of the Jalaur River in BarangayBalud, Zarraga town and Barangay Bantud Fabrica, Dumangas. Is the quarryinglegal? The Jalaur River, also known as JalaudRiver, is the second longest river in Panay Island and the second largest bydrainage basin, only Panay River in Capiz has the longest and the largest riversystem in Panay. The lower reaches of the Jalaur Riverexperiences seasonal flooding. When there is heavy downpour, during the monthsof June to September, the river overflows and floods the surrounding area./PN read more
Leinster rounded off the league phase of the RaboDirect Pro12 with a bonus point 37-19 win as the Ospreys relinquished their grip on the trophy. Sexton popped over two more penalties, either side of a Tom Isaacs try, before Cian Healy came off the bench to run in the province’s fourth touchdown late on. Having lost the last three league deciders, Leinster have unfinished business with the Pro12 play-offs and they will entertain third-placed Glasgow Warriors at the RDS next Saturday. Press Association The Welsh region stunned the home support when they won a dramatic final at the RDS last May, but they were unable to repeat the feat on a rain-soaked night in Dublin. A brace of Andrew Conway tries catapulted Joe Schmidt’s men into a 14-0 lead, but Dan Biggar and Ben John replied as the Ospreys cut the gap to two points. Jonathan Sexton landed an injury-time penalty to give the hosts a 17-12 interval lead, and Conway’s hat-trick score further strengthened their hand. read more