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By ESTHER MCCOY
CADIZ – With excellent pre-autumn weather on its side, the Harrison County Regional Chamber of Commerce and its many contributors put on a Sally Buffalo Days that had the outdoor exhibitors, food stands and sellers quite happy.
The grounds took on a carnival look with the many eating establishments; the selling of pumpkins, baked goods, tickets for a raffle on a four-wheel vehicle for the Luke Sedgmer Foundation and other events and materials.
Janeen Scott, chamber executive director, was excited about the new cover on the county tourism book that was being distributed. It bore the picture of a farm that saw great activity through the late 1970’s to the time of a demise because of the declining health of Harry and Helen Heavilin. Organizations came from many counties to the farm living room and dining room to have a sumptuous dinner or an afternoon tea for ladies church and club members. There were the Bed and Breakfast stays for those from out of town and each spring, there was a miniature farm animal event that brought families to the farm to show their children the animals.
Joyce Brown, a daughter of the Heavilins, won the opportunity to have her photo of the farm house and its surrounding area on the front of the tourism book. “Each year there is a photo selected and Joyce was the winner this year,” Scott said. Harrison County was also featured at a booth in the Wallace Lodge, where George Bedway took his turn manning the table. The winery industry in Harrison County was highlighted by including the winery at Monzula Drive in Cadiz. Harrison County was highlighted in the magazine “Sip-Wine Weekends” listing the Blacksheep Vineyard on State Route 250, Adena; and the Vineyard 22 Winery at Monzula Drive in Cadiz.
The Harrison Hills City School District had a table with large plans of the school that will house all 13 grades and brochure to follow along. Puskarich Public Library had a table , with Ashley Smith, children’s librarian, and other staff members on hand to talk to the children.
Krista’s Collars had dog neck ware in Ohio State, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, and other sports organizations. The Cozy Cabin had soaps for all types of skin types and laundry soaps that used a certain berry that she was willing to show in the mix. Pops Barn on Gundry Ridge had many autumn arrangements and Ohio State items. The Clark Gable Foundation had a large table of baskets filled with anything imaginable to take a chance of winning by buying tickets and placing them in a desired bag. Nan Mattern, executive director; Pat Eberly and Joyce Klinger, members and volunteers; and Mary Jane Wood, Foundation member, were there taking down numbers to keep the tickets straight to call the winners. There was a very tall, cackling witch that came to life at the slightest movement as one of the prizes.
The Cadiz Lions Club started getting ready for hungry breakfast patrons early in the morning and opened at the Wallace Lodge Kitchen at 8 a.m. As per usual, John Tabacchi was manning the griddle for the sausage patties, something that he admits to doing almost every year since the Lions started the breakfasts in the early 1960’s. As chipper as he is with that spatula, one would never guess that he celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 7. A party was held to celebrate that great day on Sept. 10 with friends and relatives coming from near and far.
It was interesting to note that along with the small school house brought to Sally Buffalo Park years back and renovated this year, there is another school that is alive and well for events and host to second grade classes from the county each spring — Ourant School. It was opened in 1873 and renovated a few years ago. Cake walks, reunions, a Fall Festival, Christmas party and the spring elementary classes learning about the “old time 3 R’s” are featured for the students. It is located on Deersville Ridge, Nottingham Township, between Cadiz and Deersville. Tour buses and individuals are welcome to attend. Call Tillie Heavilin at (740) 942-3357 to make arrangements.
Cadiz lost their top spot in La Liga 123 after suffering their first defeat of the campaign at Real Oviedo thanks to Toche’s second half strike.
The 34-year-old striker, formerly of Panathinaikos and Deportivo La Coruna, netted the only goal of the game at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere to fire Las Oviedistas to 6th.
Numancia are now top of the table on goal difference after an impressive 3-0 victory over Sporting Gijon – Pablo Valcarce netted twice along with Alberto Escasi’s strike.
Valladolid rise up to second after a 2-1 home win over Granada – who are still without a win this season, although this was their first defeat.
Newly-promoted Cultural Leonesa are the fourth team who lead the way with 10 points from 5 game following a 3-2 home victory over Huesca.
Lugo made it back-to-back victories thanks to a last minute winner from Iriome Gonzalez in a 2-1 victory at home to Real Zaragoza, while Rayo Vallecano secured a scoreless draw at Sevilla Atletico, who are yet to taste victory.
Osasuna striker Quique netted against former club Almeria in a 2-1 victory for the Pamplona-based team, with Sebastian Coris netting the winner after Fidel’s opener for the Andalucians.
Elsewhere, Reus held Lorca to a 1-1 draw while Barcelona B secured a draw at Alcorcon by the same scoreline.
Gimnastic defeated Albacete 3-1 while last year’s defeated playoff finalists Tenerife crashed to a 2-0 loss at Cordoba.
Image via @RealOviedo
ORGANIZERS urged local government units (LGUs) in Negros Occidental to participate in the Visayas leg of Kabisig Philippine Government Expo and Trade Fair 2017 on October 17-19 at SMX Convention Center Bacolod.
Daniel Guillen, chairman of the Kabisig Peoples Movement, said in a meeting with participants at the Sugar Workers Development Center in Bacolod, Friday, September 15, that three cities, including Bacolod, Cadiz and San Carlos, committed to take part in the event.
He called on other LGUs to participate and showcase their tourism potentials during the three-day event.
Among those who attended yesterday’s meeting were representatives of the Social Security System, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.
Guillen said that so far, 40 government agencies and institutions have committed to participate, including those coming from Metro Manila.
He added that their goal is to gather about 100 national government agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations, and LGUs as he also invited the private sector to participate.
“The objective is to gather the government in one building,” Guillen said.
“The Kabisig is helping the President inform the public of what is good in government so people will start appreciating them, and not see only the bad things in government,” he added.
Guillen had earlier said the event will coincide with celebration of the MassKara Festival to draw a bigger crowd.
The expo and trade fair will also feature the offerings of cities and municipalities in the Visayas in terms of tourism and investments, he said.
The Kabisig Mindanao Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Davao City, has been initiating that activity in the past 20 years as an information campaign to “bring the good part of the government closer to the public.”
President Rodrigo Duterte issued Memorandum Circular No. 19 encouraging Filipinos to support and participate to learn about the various government agencies and their respective services. (with reports from Julie Ann Gonzales, UNO-R Mass Comm Intern)
BACOLOD CITY – Suspected communist rebels fired at and damaged at least 90 solar panels of the biggest solar farm in Southeast Asia located in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental about 10:20 p.m. on Thursday.
Cadiz City Mayor Patrick Escalante said the guerrillas damaged at least P2.250-million worth of panels.
The rebels, who were armed with hand grenades and high powered weapons, fired from outside of the perimeter fence, said Escalante.
No one was hurt, he added.
The close to P10-billion Helios Solar Energy Corp. solar farm in Barangay Tinampa-an, Cadiz City, was developed through a partnership between Gregorio Araneta Inc. and Soleq, one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar independent power producers, whose mother company is Equis.
The 132.5-megawatt solar generation facility with 427,392 solar panels sitting on a 176-hectare property was inaugurated last March.
NPA rebels were suspected to have perpetuated the attack as part of their extortion activities, the mayor said.
They reportedly tried to extort money from the firm, he said.
A police report said an unidentified group of 17 armed men speaking Hiligaynon and Cebuano was seen headed for the solar farm by witnesses.
The report said about 109 pieces of live ammunition were fired by rebels from different high powered weapons, including M-16 rifles, M79/M203 grenade launchers. Police recovered two firing pins of hand grenades at the scene.
Damaged in the attack were 90 solar panels and one CCTV camera, the report said.
The mayor said the Army and police were meeting Friday afternoon to beef up security in the province.
He added that action needs to be taken to assure the security of investors.
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The past month of July re were 31 Spanish cities with more than 1,500 rental properties for tourists. The majority of m (23) are on mediterranean coast, according to Airdna, a company specialized database that collects and analyses supply of Airbnb, main platform in Spain to offer housing for rent cheap. Add to this increase in use of se flats tour: up to July, 5.6 million international travelers stayed in apartments on ir vacations, according to INE, a 30,81% more than same period of previous year.
The three cities, with most offering holiday homes are Barcelona (22.733 properties in at least one day of July), Madrid (18.433) and Valencia (6.551). Although if you measure tourist pressure by number of properties per resident, ones who suffer most from this phenomenon are Pollença (Balearic islands), with an apartment for every eight residents, Tarifa (Cádiz), a property for every 11 inhabitants; Roses (Girona) and Alcúdia (Balearic islands), both with an apartment on rent for every 12 residents. A very strong pressure on four points of tourist highlights of Spanish coast, which should be even greater when taking into account or platforms like HomeAway. If you look at data overall, in Spain re is a property for every 182 people, only at Airbnb.
With a computer, you can get everything you need for a holiday: buying plane flight, tickets to museums, displacement in site and, of course, accommodation. The Internet has opened avenues for savings for customers once reserved to professionals, and also to do business, in particular through housing of use holiday, whose bid has soared in recent years, especially in coastal areas. In Spain to rent out flats to tourists is not new, but yes that is done in current quantities, through platforms such as Airbnb or HomeAway. In July, it reached in a day an offer of up to 255.183 properties (between self-contained apartments, shared and private rooms offered on Airbnb, a 119% more than same month of 2016.
The data of consulting Airdna show that this type of accommodation grows at same time that turistificación in certain tourist spots. And with this, some problems such as turismofobia, especially in Catalonia and Balearic islands, in a month that will go down in history for being most international travelers arrived in Spain (10.5 million). A social problem that also has economic impacts important. “The hotels re are still in excess of increase in supply of holiday homes because more tourists come. The problem will be when to change trend and let us grow,” warns José Luis Zoreda, vice-chairman and spokesman of Exceltur, a lobby of tourist sector Spanish. According to calculations of Exceltur, number of floors tourist exceeded in 2016 of hotel rooms already in 22 cities.
Moreover, this growth seems to have plateaued. This wave does not cease because it is profitable, despite legal morass in which is into this business. The landlords manage to bring same thing for ten nights rental to tourists for a month to a local resident, eir in beach areas or big cities like Madrid. To avoid this, you are imposing new restrictions. In Balearic islands has established a limit to places tourist legal, in Barcelona, has been forced to close over 2,000 holiday apartments and Madrid is changing rules of Community to restrict this phenomenon. The regulations very restrictive, established in communities like Canary islands, Castile and León and Galicia has collided with laws of jurisdiction, since authority in this matter (CNMC) looks unjustified barriers to entry to apartments in favor of or business like hotels.
By autonomous communities, Andalusia is one that most cities have between 31 and with more than 1,500 rental properties. In particular, eight towns in andalusia had a higher bid in July (Malaga, Seville, Marbella, Granada, Mijas, Benalmádena, Estepona and Tarifa). It was followed by Valencian Community with six (Valencia, Alicante, Torrevieja, Denia, Calpe and Javea) and Catalonia, Balearic islands and Canary islands, with five.
In Spain, according to data collected by Airdna, supply in July grew by 119% compared to same month of previous year. A growth rate that even exceeds that in cities like Alicante (+139%) and Salou (+285%). In some points like Rate, Roses or Marbella is unknown climb, because re is no data for July 2016.
Among three cities with greatest number of properties on offer, Madrid is one that experienced a major growth (+75%), compared to Valencia (+49%) and Barcelona (+13%). Some increases are justified, mainly, by growing demand for this type of accommodation. In fact, occupation of se housing rentals in July was 60,7%, only one percentage point below that of hotel occupancy, according to Airdna. If you use statistics of INE, occupancy per apartment tourist was 70%, three percentage points less than hotel (73,14%).
Late last week, we suggested watching this space for possible revival of Assembly Bill 1000, legislation to halt a controversial water-pumping project in the Mojave Desert that’s being pushed by the politically connected firm Cadiz, Inc.
The bill pits supporters, including Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom against the heavy lobbying of Cadiz, which successfully blocked the bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The move was celebrated by Cadiz, which issued ads thanking Senate leader Kevin de León and Senate colleague Ricardo Lara, chair of the committee. There also were robocalls carrying a similar message of gratitude. Brown and Feinstein aren’t the only ones displeased with the bill’s stoppage, particularly given the Trump administration’s steps to speed things along. Sia, a pop star with ties to Palm Springs, sent a tweet late Friday asking de León and Lara to “Please #preserveCA and let the CAleg vote on #AB1000.”
With two days left in the legislative session, sources said the political jockeying to revive the bill are in full swing, suggesting that some of Lara’s measures had been “held hostage” in the Assembly until a deal could be reached to bring back AB 1000, though that account was disputed by others. The practice of holding bills is not uncommon in the closing days of business at the Capitol, where one house will often sit on prominent proposals to ensure they get their bills back.
Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Los Angeles, the author of AB 1000, tells us she expressed to Senate leadership her desire to bring back the measure before the end of session, but added “I have not heard of anything that I know of to be credible.”
Because of the Legislature’s new 72-hour rule, she noted, the bill could no longer be amended and still pass this year. Friedman added that she has not been a part of any negotiations, which generally include leadership and the governor’s office: “It’s not up to me.”
MORE SIGNATURES? Carl DeMaio, a leader in the effort to recall Sen. Josh Newman for his vote to raise gas taxes to pay for road repairs, says his coalition wants to repeal the taxes through a constitutional amendment rather than a standard ballot initiative. The difference? The group will need 580,000 signatures rather than 360,000 signatures, but DeMaio believes the higher threshold will prevent Sacramento officials from somehow getting around it. “We always saw this as a one-two punch, the recall, and then the statewide initiative to repeal the car and gas tax,” DeMaio said by phone Wednesday. Separately, Assemblyman Travis Allen has been working on his own gas tax repeal.
THREE CHEERS: Gov. Jerry Brown attends the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Medal of Valor ceremony recognizing officers and staff in Elk Grove.
DREAM ACT: Will California Republicans help pass a Dream Act, legislation giving legal status and protecting from deportation more than 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children? Reps. David Valadao and Jeff Denham, Republicans who represent contested districts in the Central Valley, are coming out for the legislation, with Valadao contending that the young people, known as Dreamers, make significant contributions to society.
BERNIECARE: Meanwhile, California House Democrats are joining the state’s junior senator, Kamala Harris, by co-sponsoring the House version of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bill to expand Medicare to all. “We must make healthcare affordable and universal,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, who is on the shortlist of Senate aspirants should Feinstein choose not to run for a fifth term in 2018.
CELEBRATE: Happy birthday to Allen, also a Republican candidate for governor next year, who turns 44. Democrat Jerome Horton of the state Board of Equalization is 61.
CADIZ — A domestic disagreement over the weekend escalated to physical violence, leaving a Cadiz man with a serious gunshot wound and a woman in police custody.
Cadiz Police Chief Ryan McCann said the incident took place Saturday night on lower Lincoln Avenue in the village, where an argument developed into a violent confrontation.
He said a woman inside the residence in question allegedly fired several gunshots at a man, striking him several times. The male left the house, running to the property of a nearby Domino’s Pizza, where police were called to the scene.
“Officers were called for a domestic disturbance on lower Lincoln,” McCann said. “We were notified that a firearm had been discharged, and when they arrived on scene they found the male in the Domino’s yard.”
McCann said the male suffered a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen; he described the injury as “serious.” Officers on scene worked out the chain of events and made their way to the house where the incident apparently took place.
There they arrested Maggie Hanson.
The injured man was taken by medical helicopter to an unspecified hospital to be treated for his wound. His identity was not released by McCann.
McCann said officers were quick in their response to the scene, which helped in taking Hanson into custody quickly. He also offered thanks to deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, who assisted with the situation, as well as to members of the Domino’s staff, who McCann said helped treat the injured man until emergency workers arrived on scene.
“Everyone present did a good job,” McCann said. “Luckily the e-squad got there quick and was able to get him” flown out.