Spanish province – Disturb Media http://disturbmedia.com/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 05:11:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://disturbmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-120x120.png Spanish province – Disturb Media http://disturbmedia.com/ 32 32 A Spanish mystery: Is a “masked restorer” to blame for the botched repair of a church? https://disturbmedia.com/a-spanish-mystery-is-a-masked-restorer-to-blame-for-the-botched-repair-of-a-church/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 00:28:00 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/a-spanish-mystery-is-a-masked-restorer-to-blame-for-the-botched-repair-of-a-church/ CASTRONUÑO, Spain – The Romanesque church that stands above the river in the Spanish village of Castronuño looked like many others dotting the country: not too run-down for a 750-year-old man, but not particularly well-maintained no more. Then in November, Mayor Enrique Seoane noticed something that shocked him and caused a scandal in Spain. In […]]]>

CASTRONUÑO, Spain – The Romanesque church that stands above the river in the Spanish village of Castronuño looked like many others dotting the country: not too run-down for a 750-year-old man, but not particularly well-maintained no more.

Then in November, Mayor Enrique Seoane noticed something that shocked him and caused a scandal in Spain.

In a photo taken by one of his neighbors, Mr. Seoane saw a very modern seam of cement that someone had sunk into a decidedly ancient archway. It was apparently a homemade repair job to prevent the east flank of the church from collapsing.

The work was carried out by an unknown “masked restaurateur”, the mayor told a local reporter in a story that quickly spread across Spain.

While it may evoke visions of a superhero secretly helping an aging church, this is not how the mayor’s words played in Spain. Instead, they awoke bad memories in a country whose small towns and villages had previously been scarred by the horrors that this kind of vigilante redress efforts leave behind.

The figure of the benefactor gone wrong was embodied in Spain by Cecilia Giménez, a grandmother then in the 1980s, who made headlines around the world after her botched restoration of a century-old fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns called “Ecce Homo”. The result was so failed that the authorities initially thought that the painting had been vandalized.

Spanish art and architectural restorers have sworn to arrest these amateur and unwanted restorers.

However, in Castronuño, in the province of Valladolid north-west of Madrid, a mysterious figure had struck again, this time at the Church of Santa María del Castillo, built around 1250 in the late Romanesque style by the Knights Hospitaller of Saint -John of Jerusalem.

Miguel Ángel García, spokesperson for the Heritage Association of the Province of Valladolid, a small consortium of local residents who try to prevent this kind of parody, among his other conservation efforts, came to take a look to damage during a recent freezing evening. He looked up at the cement, sadly, as the wind blew through a stork’s nest in the church steeple.

“The story of ‘Ecce Homo’ keeps repeating itself across the country,” he said.

You could say that Castronuño’s problem is Spain’s problem: this ancient land just has too many old things to fix. There are Phoenician forts, Celtic castles, Moorish minarets, Roman ramparts, Greek granite tombs – all left behind by past civilizations that came here to conquer, all determined to leave something to posterity.

Even the name of the Spanish heart, Castile, means something like “land of castles,” as many were built after 800 years of battles between Christian and Muslim rulers.

As she stood in front of the damaged Castronuño church one recent day, Mar Villarroel, a children’s book writer who is also the hamlet’s part-time tourism promoter, observed that while Spain’s blessing was on ‘she had so much history, so her curse was that so much was in danger of being lost through negligence.

Take the old castle, she said, whose village had been named, but which had been razed by Ferdinand II of Aragon during the time of Columbus. Or Castronuño’s first church – built even earlier than the one in use today, but demolished in 1919 (decades after its roof collapsed).

More recently, the villagers had begged the government and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese to come and repair Santa María del Castillo before it suffered the same fate.

But with no sign of help on the way, someone was urged to take matters into their own hands.

“Cement is a scandal, it’s ugly, yes,” Ms. Villarroel said. “But do you want to know the real scandal? It is because the leaders let the church do so.

José Antonio Conde, a sort of church keeper called a sacristan, was trying to find the key one evening recently. Only four people had copies, he said, and at least three appeared to be out of town. Finally, a sister of a child picked up the phone. He rushed to find her.

A few minutes later, he opened the old creaking door. The church was almost dark, and as the eyes got used to the semi-darkness, the interior slowly appeared: a long nave, an old stone roof, and a crucifix at the altar in front of a red drape. The large river stones that had been brought up the hill during construction had each been signed with the mark of the old mason who had cut them.

Mr. Condé found the switch, and the rest of the church was suddenly visible.

The damage couldn’t have been more obvious. Years of water seeping into the exterior walls had left long white mineral stains, giving the appearance of a cave interior.

The retablo, the large wooden shelves that rest behind the altar, had been professionally restored, but the humidity threatened them again. It was too late for the 18th century frescoes that once showed scenes from the life of Jesus: only one was fully visible, that of Christ carrying the cross.

“We could still distinguish them when we were children,” said Manolo Brita, a friend of Mr Conde, who had entered behind him.

M. Condé, showing the choir near the old rose window, recalled another childhood memory, now long gone for several decades. “I remember when this choir was full of kids,” he said. “It’s not now.”

And that absence, he said, was the real reason the church was collapsing: because the population of the village was shrinking and there was little left to look after it. The population had grown from more than 1,500 when he was young to around 860 today, as part of a rural leak that has plagued villages across Spain.

While the mayor’s report this fall from a “masked restaurateur” sparked furious calls for an investigation to find the culprit, information that later surfaced both complicated the thriller and underscored how long these interventions lasted. wandering women tormented the country.

A local resident, while browsing an aging book on churches in the area, noticed an image that showed the same cement joint on the arch at least as early as 1999, when the investigation was published. With the crime apparently at least two decades old, it seemed impossible to find out who had committed it.

Sitting in his office, Mr Seoane, the mayor, said he regretted if his comments made people think there would be a manhunt for the culprit. But the fact that no one had noticed that the glue had been there for all these years was also telling, he said.

And it wasn’t just the poorly managed cement repair job that was now causing people to do a double take. Who had installed the alarm system which seemed to have been pierced in the ancient stone? Or the bulky electrical conduit sticking out of one of the old windows? He seemed to be there for years, mostly unnoticed.

And why was there a wire mesh covering the rose window, and who had put it there?

The list of impromptu repair work now noticed at the church suddenly seemed endless. But at least the sloppy cement work – and the mayor’s colorful, though fictitious, description of the assailant’s appearance – had caught everyone’s attention, enough that Mr. Seoane thought he finally could. obtain funding to repair other items that needed to be repaired.

“If we don’t do the job this time around,” he said, “I don’t think we’ll ever do it.”

Jose bautista contributed to Castronuño’s reporting.


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Meet Adam, the first baby born in the province of Malaga in 2022 https://disturbmedia.com/meet-adam-the-first-baby-born-in-the-province-of-malaga-in-2022/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 12:58:39 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/meet-adam-the-first-baby-born-in-the-province-of-malaga-in-2022/ The nursing team from the Materno Infantil Hospital in Malaga with the little one. / ON The newcomer made his appearance at 2:42 a.m. this first day of January and he was the fourth baby of the new year born in the Andalusian region. His name is Adam, he weighed 3.74 kilos and was 51 […]]]>

The nursing team from the Materno Infantil Hospital in Malaga with the little one. / ON

The newcomer made his appearance at 2:42 a.m. this first day of January and he was the fourth baby of the new year born in the Andalusian region.

His name is Adam, he weighed 3.74 kilos and was 51 centimeters tall. He was the first baby born in the province of Malaga in 2022, and the little one made an appearance at the Materno Infantil Hospital in Malaga at 2:42 a.m. on the morning of January 1, reported the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía.

Adam’s parents are foreigners, they don’t speak Spanish, and they didn’t want to appear in the photo with the newborn, or offer more information about this happy event, that’s why little Adam is sharing the spotlight in a photo with maternity nurses at the Malaga City Hospital.

Adam was the fourth baby of the new year to be born in Andalusia. Rocío, had the honor of being the first in the hospital of Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) at 0h33, followed by Jenifer, born at 0h49 in Seville. The third was a little girl born prematurely in Granada at 1:25 am.

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Alexa, who came into the world just as the bells finished ringing at midnight, was the first baby of the new year born in Spain. She first appeared at Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona and weighed 3,765 kilograms. She is the daughter of proud parents Valentina and Alexander.

HELLO CATALUNYA


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Why “devils” take center stage in Aklan villages at Christmas https://disturbmedia.com/why-devils-take-center-stage-in-aklan-villages-at-christmas/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 04:47:04 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/why-devils-take-center-stage-in-aklan-villages-at-christmas/ KALIBO, Aklan – Residents of Ibajay, in the western part of this province, are known for their religious devotion to the Baby Jesus or the Sto. Niño. But for a century, some people here take a break from godliness each December 28, surprising visitors and passers-by with expressions of their “dark side.” Tapping into their […]]]>

KALIBO, Aklan – Residents of Ibajay, in the western part of this province, are known for their religious devotion to the Baby Jesus or the Sto. Niño. But for a century, some people here take a break from godliness each December 28, surprising visitors and passers-by with expressions of their “dark side.”

Tapping into their personal “demon” fantasies, residents strut the streets in various shades of red, showing off horns and tails, and wielding pitchforks, axes and the makeshift death scythe.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to this annual rite called the Yawa-Yawa Festival – Yeah being the word for “devil” in most Visayan languages.

This time around, however, after a few weeks of zero cases and the province’s lifting of the ban on mass gatherings, subject to guarantees, a few residents ventured out on December 28 of this year.

The revelers, wearing masks depicting beasts and otherworldly creatures, sang and danced to a reused Aklanon-language Christmas song.

“Sa langit wala ang beer, mai walang sigarilyo beer,” they would sing.

(Heaven has no beer. When there is beer, there are no cigarettes.)

It’s Christmas with a Halloween twist, more of an adult trick or treat than a big parade. It’s like the yin to the yang of the Sto. The Niño festival celebrated each year in January, also known as Ati-Atihan, in a nod to the much older animist celebration of Aklan’s Aetas.

Ibajay’s feast is more intimate than the lavish, touristy mega-production of Kalibo. The Yawa-Yawa festival has the same quaint community atmosphere.

Not only do the locals channel their inner demons, their neighbors actually encourage antics and act out heartbreak and horror as the goblins steal laundry and household items.

The “thieves” return their loot in exchange for money or food gifts.

Dark origins
ANGULAR. A Yawa-Yawa participant in Ibajay, Aklan circa 2017. Photo by Nini Miko Delfin.

Behind the modern fun of Yawa-Yawa hides a strange interpretation of the Catholic Feast of the Holy Innocents, also celebrated on December 28.

The day commemorates the slaughter of children on the orders of Herod, the Jewish puppet king of the Romans.

The gospel of Matthew says that Herod’s response to the prophecy of a new king rising was to order the slaughter of all male babies under two around Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. Jesus escaped when an angel warned his human guardian, Joseph, his mother’s husband, Mary, and the family fled to Egypt.

The late Rev. Emmanuele Mijares, originally from Ibajay, once told this author in an interview that the tradition comes from Barangay Maloco in Ibajay.

“The people there started a tradition in the 1900s when men dressed like evil creatures supposedly to ask their children not to be mean and to behave well. But the tradition has evolved into what it is now, ”he said in a 2019 interview.

Herod, in the Bible tale, did not care whether babies were nice or not.

The message of the Feast of the Innocents – Niños Inocentes – is in fact the opposite of what Mijares tells us about the origin of the feast. But 300 years of Spanish secular and clerical rule in the country are rife with misinterpretations that glorify authority.

“The Catholic Church does not encourage or condemn such an annual activity because it is considered a tradition and is a purely secular initiative.” Mijares said.

“What is discouraged by the Church is the practice of asking for a monetary reward. Also, the image of the Child Jesus or the Sto. Nino is not allowed to be used in the yawa-yawa tradition, ”he added.

Mijares also recalled an incident involving a group of men disguised as devils who stole a picture of the Baby Jesus and then demanded that the chapel pay a “ransom”.

But then, he said, “there were also those who collected money and donated it to the Church for the construction of their chapel in Barangay Maloco.”

Government concerns

Along with the Church’s ambivalence is the government’s reluctance to officially endorse the Yawa-Yawa festival.

In previous years, the festivities included groups stopping buses and cars on the national road to ask for food or money. Village officials then discouraged the practice after residents of other towns and tourists complained of children traumatized by revelers dressed as devils.

Nino Miko Delfin, a resident of Barangay Maloco, was six years old when his father paid the yawa-yawa a sum to “kidnap” him.

“The kidnappers then told me to behave and as I had promised to be kind, they then released me,” he said.

It might have been fun for the adults, but it scared the kid. Delfin also recalled that the men in devil clothes also took the three pesos he had in a pocket.

Blurring of lines of behavior ultimately led barangay officials in Argao, Malaysia to end the tradition in 2012.

After the locals wail, the two sides made compromises, leading to the rebirth of Yawa-Yawa but limiting it to street dancing. It didn’t quite fly and the festival died the following year.

In Ibajay, however, locals kept the party going, tempering it to avoid scaring strangers – and their own children. Concerns about the pandemic have also kept them from wandering through villages. Instead, neighbors come to their stations to watch the fantastic dances, songs, and costumes. – Rappler.com


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Everwood Capital purchases 66 MWp solar project in Italy https://disturbmedia.com/everwood-capital-purchases-66-mwp-solar-project-in-italy/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 10:07:00 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/everwood-capital-purchases-66-mwp-solar-project-in-italy/ December 24 (Renewables Now) – Spanish investment manager Everwood Capital has acquired a 66 MWp solar photovoltaic project in Sicily, its first in Italy. In a post on its social media, the company said it bought the project from Spanish developer TW Solar for its Everwood Fund IV. Financial details of the transaction were not […]]]>

December 24 (Renewables Now) – Spanish investment manager Everwood Capital has acquired a 66 MWp solar photovoltaic project in Sicily, its first in Italy.

In a post on its social media, the company said it bought the project from Spanish developer TW Solar for its Everwood Fund IV. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The solar farm will be located in the municipality of Troina, in the Sicilian province of Enna. The project will use bifacial panels mounted on a 1-axis tracking system, Everwood Capital said.

The connection rights and the land at Troina have been secured. The fund manager expects to finalize the authorization process by the end of 2023 and start construction immediately.

“The acquisition of this project in Sicily represents an important step for Everwood as it marks the start of our international expansion,” said Jose Antonio Urquizu, founding partner of Everwood Capital.

The company expects Italy to become one of its main strategic markets. Urquizu said Everwood Capital has “an attractive pipeline of international projects” under review and expects to close the deals in the coming months.

The acquisition in Italy comes after Everwood Capital secured an investment commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) for its Fund V, which is brimming with around 1 GW of solar projects in Spain and is also eyeing the Italian markets and Portuguese.


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Tarlac’s “Belenismo” shows the power to share in times of pandemic https://disturbmedia.com/tarlacs-belenismo-shows-the-power-to-share-in-times-of-pandemic/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 21:00:00 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/tarlacs-belenismo-shows-the-power-to-share-in-times-of-pandemic/ DIVINE SCENE: A golden medallion reveals the Holy Family in the “belen” (Nativity diorama) produced by soldiers belonging to the North Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Tarlac City for this year’s “Belenismo” . Nolcom is a hall of fame for the large non-municipal competition category. —WILLIE LOMIBAO TARLAC CITY, […]]]>

DIVINE SCENE: A golden medallion reveals the Holy Family in the “belen” (Nativity diorama) produced by soldiers belonging to the North Luzon Command (Nolcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Tarlac City for this year’s “Belenismo” . Nolcom is a hall of fame for the large non-municipal competition category. —WILLIE LOMIBAO

TARLAC CITY, Tarlac, Philippines – As COVID-19 infections decline, residents of Tarlac Province flock around 55 ‘belen’ (Nativity dioramas) that literally light up their quarantine-weary towns.

For the past 14 years, towns, villages, civic organizations and even the military have set up their dioramas along the stretches of Tarlac roads for the annual “Belenismo” (Spanish for the crib) to remind people that Christmas , it is the birth of Jesus Christ.

The event, which is both a competition and a spiritual advocacy, was designed in 2007 by the late Fr. Alex Bautista, licensed architect of the Diocese of Tarlac. Belenismo has been organized annually with the help of the Tarlac Convention and Visitors Bureau, the provincial government and the Tarlac Heritage Foundation.

One of this year’s attractions is a “floating” belen, which its makers say symbolizes the power of sharing that has supported Filipinos in the second year of the pandemic.

The diorama features mannequins representing the Holy Family – the infant Jesus, Joseph and Mary – dressed in white as they ride a “balsa” (raft) to meet the Three Kings who are on a separate ship. The floating belen is the entrance to the pastoral station of the Holy Spirit in Barangay San Luis. It’s anchored atop a pond, which is lit at night by hundreds of candles perched on coconut shells.

“This belen reminds us of our duty to take care and also to share with the needy. Don’t let the pandemic be the reason to turn off the lights in the Giving Room. Instead, use it as an inspiration to let others see the light and invite them to draw closer to the Savior and the Healer, ”said Fr. Randy Salunga, who designed the belen.

Placing the Holy Family on a boat is a “message of hope,” said the priest.

AGLOW A multicolored chalice encloses the Holy Family in a “belen” created by the parish of San Lorenzo Ruiz of Tarlac City. It was one of the popular entries of the 14th staging of Tarlac’s “Belenismo” and won first prize in the non-municipal category. —RAY ZAMBRANO

Community pantry

“Sa paglalayag natin kasama natin ang Panginoon, hindi tayo nag-iisa (We are never alone on our journey because God is by our side). It is a Christmas message that assures us that God is with us now as we face this long battle against the pandemic, ”said Salunga.

A distinct feature of the floating belen is a Christmas “community pantry”, where the purchase of one kilogram of tilapia by a donor is matched by another kilogram that goes to the needy.

Four elderly and six young people from the parish assembled the bamboo rafts and gathered abandoned mannequins, wigs and white clothes, said Salunga.

He said they took the time to study how the belen would float and how the dummies would stay stable during strong gusts of wind.

They joined the annual competition, hoping to use the prize money to buy food for people isolated at church-run quarantine sites.

The diorama set up by the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes in Barangay Balanti depicts the biblical flight to Egypt, and features the Holy Family bidding farewell to the sages and shepherds as they prepare to escape on board from a Caritas Tarlac jeepney soldiers under the command of King Herod. The figurines were made from twigs and old clothes.

In the foreground of the belen are crates of vegetables and fruit commonly seen at the Balanti Farmers Market, a shopping area at Balanti Bridge set up by Balanti’s Riverside Organic Farmers Association where farmers sell produce costs.

SYMBOL OF HOPE The Holy Family rides a majestic peacock in the “belen” made by Angeles Maternity and Medical Clinic in Tarlac City. This
won first prize in the monumental category. —WILLIE LOMIBAO

Provisions

The harvests are conceived as “pabaon” (provisions) for the Holy Family. Their jeepney bears the phrase “Church of the Poor”.

The belen of the parish of the Saint-François mission in the town of Anao sits in front of the “Chalice of Life”, made of woven bamboo strips painted in silver and gold and decorated with painted coconut shells resembling to grapes. Abaca’s fans were spread out like flowers surrounding the Holy Family.

Intended to “rekindle the essence of the gift of life which is full of love, compassion and faithfulness,” the parish entrance was ranked third in the church category during the award ceremony on 9 and December 10.

The agricultural-inspired belen of the town of San Clemente became the facade of the town hall. The belen was designed by JM Modomo who reused materials from last year’s entryway – rattan shaped into a grape shape, “anahaw” for leaves and bamboo. A hall of fame, the belen entrances to San Clemente have been well regarded for the use of native materials.

This year’s entry by the popular Taguiporo Giants Association in Sta. The town of Ignacia, which won first prize in the community category, finds the statues of the Holy Family inside a large clam filled with tuna, octopus, crabs and other seafood. The clothes of the statues were made of sea shells.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines installed a belen with a gold medallion surrounding the Holy Family in front of the Northern Luzon Command Headquarters at Camp Servillano Aquino in Tarlac City. He said the locket represented the divine nature of Christmas which can be found in the hearts of every Filipino.

“Plantdemia”

The entry of the Baluyut family, in the monumental category, also won the first prize. Designed by Jojo Baluyut of Tarlac City, the “Belen Dalanginan” depicts a moment of thanksgiving and appreciation for the blessings Filipinos receive.

Carrying the “plantdemic” theme, Baluyut surrounded the Holy Family with plants and placed an angel behind the images. Three panels made of woven bamboo adorned with lights served as a backdrop.

The Sto. The entrance to the parish of Nino in the town of Bamban features an arch made up of large red and white gifts on the facade of the belen.

The arch and the facade served as an entrance where the three wise men were placed as if they were greeting each visitor crossing the belen. Inside is a belen created by the youth of the parish that features recycled materials such as plastic forks, spoons, metal foils and aluminum.

The Holy Family is presented in a huge gift box. “The ultimate gift we will receive at Christmas is Jesus and the salvation and hope that he will guide us,” said Jerome Neil Dayrit, Sto member. Group of young people from the parish of Nino.

Dayrit said their collaborative efforts helped them take first place in the church category.

A prominent family in the town of Bamban produced a non-competitive belen that celebrates 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines, with the Holy Family on a banca as a backdrop by Dutch impressionist Vincent van Gogh’s rendering of a starry night made of eggshells and bottle caps. A small Filipino flag is attached to the banca.

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Daily update: December 15, 2021 https://disturbmedia.com/daily-update-december-15-2021/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 18:34:13 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/daily-update-december-15-2021/ Start each business day with our analyzes of the most pressing developments affecting the markets today, along with a curated selection of our most recent and important information on the global economy. Large economies may need to reconsider their dependence on natural gas in the face of rising energy prices, more frequent extreme weather events […]]]>

Start each business day with our analyzes of the most pressing developments affecting the markets today, along with a curated selection of our most recent and important information on the global economy.

Large economies may need to reconsider their dependence on natural gas in the face of rising energy prices, more frequent extreme weather events and the acceleration of the energy transition to renewable sources, according to market participants.

While the UK, Texas and California differ considerably in many areas, these economies are united in their over-reliance on natural gas for power generation, as fossil fuels account for nearly 40%, 51% and 48% of their respective energy. mixtures, according to government data. Despite several risks that have threatened the viability and reliability of natural gas for these economies, leaders remain loyal to natural gas for the immediate future of their energy networks.

Immediately, energy price have ricocheted between highs and lows in recent months, leading to the shutdown of some energy companies in the UK and put pressure on the American markets. Moreover, devastating California wildfires raging in summer and a polar vortex that froze Texas last winter called the resilience of energy mixes and state networks in question. In the future, the energy transition from fossil fuels will not necessarily leave natural gas behind, as many market players see fuel as a bridge between the current and more sustainable conditions.

The United Kingdom remains “convinced that there is no risk security of supply and that the system will continue to deliver during the winter period ”, and that on the country’s market“ what we are currently seeing are very high gas prices, but we do not see in the system UK gas supply shortage at the moment, ”said Alexandra Howe, head of gas safety at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, at an industry seminar on December 14, according to S&P Global Platts.

Texas’ leading utility regulator assured market participants that “the lights will stay on “this winter because of the electricity network reforms requiring wintering, new production facilities and coordination with natural gas suppliers implemented in the State since freezing conditions in mid-February triggered widespread blackouts and caused progressive blackouts. “No other power grid has made such dramatic changes in such a short period of time as we have. And we will continue to improve our grid and our market,” said Peter Lake, chairman of the Texas Utilities Commission, at a press conference. a December 8 press briefing, according to S&P Global Platts.

Although many utilities in California are on track to meet state climate goals, market players see excessive dependence on natural gas preventing the global economy from growing sufficiently towards emission reductions.

“Natural gas is rapidly become the Achilles heel of California across industries, ”said Patrick Adler, research director at Beacon Economics, in a statement announcing the 13th edition of the Los Angeles-based consultancy.e California’s annual green innovation index. “Gas consumption is increasing in buildings, even though our state leads the country with policies to phase it out in new construction. In the electricity sector, we added more new gas production than any other resource in 2020. To meet our climate targets, we need to reverse these trends, and quickly. “

Both Permian Basin and Southern California Markets face pressure on natural gas prices, according to S&P Global Platts.

Today it’s Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and here is today’s essential intelligence.

The credit cycle


Default, transition and recovery: weakest links have fallen by more than 50% to date in 2021

The number of weakest links (issuers rated “B-” or less by S&P Global Ratings with negative outlook or ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications) fell 55% to 216 as of November 18, 2021. number of weakest links These links can be attributed to a decrease in the number of lower-rated issuers with a negative bias, which fell to a record level of 24% in November, down from 52% in December 2020, implying a lower risk of default in the short term.

—Read the full report of S&P Global Ratings

Speculative Grade North American Firms Have A Lot of Cash (and Upgrades)

Since the summer of last year, North American companies have reaped the rewards of very favorable lending terms, tapping into liquidity-awash capital markets and setting issuance records. Based on S&P LCD, in 2021 (through November 12) the volume of leveraged loans was around $ 576 billion and high yield issues were over $ 445 billion.

—Read the full report of S&P Global Ratings

Credit trends: U.S. distress ratio remains low despite record number of speculative-grade issuers

The US Distress Ratio – the proportion of speculative grade issues (rated “BB +” or less) with option-adjusted composite spreads of more than 1,000 basis points (bps) against US Treasuries – a slightly increased to 2.6% on December 6. , 2021, compared to 2.3% the previous month. Recent low levels, including the 2021 average of 2.9%, are influenced by our calculation method, which takes into account all speculative grade issuers.

—Read the full report of S&P Global Ratings

Fed could hike rates sooner, but 1970s inflation is not on the agenda

Most economists expect the Fed to start raising short-term rates in the second half of 2022, a few months after the cut to its bond buying program ended. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said last week that central bank bond purchases could end a few months earlier due to strong economic growth and high inflation.

—Read the full article by S&P Global Market Intelligence

The banking sector under pressure


UK banks show resilience of balance sheets in latest stress test

The Big Seven Banks and the UK’s largest mortgage lender have passed the Bank of England’s latest stress test. In the results published yesterday, each institution exceeded the capital and leverage obstacles set in the year, with none being required to revise the capital or distribution plans. S&P Global Ratings believes this result illustrates the groups’ strong track records and resilience to potential stress, including a further escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

—Read the full report of S&P Global Ratings

Spain’s BBVA increasingly relies on Turkey, Mexico and other emerging markets

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA is increasingly dependent on its activities in Turkey, Mexico and South America, as it relies on emerging markets to fuel its growth. The Spanish bank’s assets in these three regions amounted to 34.4% of the group’s total at the end of September, against 30.1% at the end of 2020. Loans experienced a similar development and net interest income of Mexican operations grew to 39.5% from 31.9% of total assets over the same period, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

—Read the full article by S&P Global Market Intelligence

ESG in the age of COVID-19


Path To Net-Zero: Oil & Gas Industry On Track To Miss 2 Degree Climate Target

The number of large oil and gas operators committing to achieve net zero emissions from their company’s operations and supply chains, known as scope 1 and scope 2 emissions, has increased by 50% to 70% in the past six months, according to reports from 30 companies compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence in November. Net zero carbon targets are needed to align industries with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

—Read the full article by S&P Global Market Intelligence

Listen: Oil and gas industry responds to energy transition at World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Congress in Houston brought back a sense of normalcy in the energy sector as the industry and the world continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. But the other existential threat to fossil fuels is the booming energy transition and the shift to cleaner sources of energy and fuels.

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The future of energy and raw materials


Food for thought: Cambo’s disappearance could be a blow to energy security and transition leadership in the UK

The demise of the British Cambo oil project could prove to be a pivotal moment for the country’s offshore industry, one that jeopardizes the province’s future production prospects and the expertise that could contribute to global transition goals. Shell’s support for Cambo, a project in the distant Atlantic waters west of the Shetland Islands targeting hundreds of millions of barrels of heavy crude, seemed increasingly untenable amid the UK the UN climate talks in Glasgow and a drumbeat of environmental opposition.

—Read the full article by S&P Global Platts

Raw materials 2022: the global lithium market will remain tight

Prices for lithium carbonate transported by sea rose 413% since the start of 2021 to $ 32,600 / t CIF in North Asia on December 14, while prices for lithium hydroxide climbed 254% during the same period at $ 31,900 / t CIF in North Asia, according to S&P Global Platts Data. Lithium prices are expected to remain high until 2022, according to a number of market participants, due to the bullish supply-demand dynamic.

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Latest Sports Update | National News from the Associated Press https://disturbmedia.com/latest-sports-update-national-news-from-the-associated-press/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 19:56:32 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/latest-sports-update-national-news-from-the-associated-press/ T25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL CALENDAR Less suspended coach Pearl, No.18 Auburn routs Nebraska WITHOUT DATE (AP) – No.18 Auburn made 16 interceptions and routed Nebraska 99-68 as he played without suspended coach Bruce Pearl. Center Walker Kessler and goaltender Zep Jasper each had five interceptions and Auburn scored 30 points on 20 turnovers. Jabari Smith […]]]>

T25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL CALENDAR

Less suspended coach Pearl, No.18 Auburn routs Nebraska

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – No.18 Auburn made 16 interceptions and routed Nebraska 99-68 as he played without suspended coach Bruce Pearl.

Center Walker Kessler and goaltender Zep Jasper each had five interceptions and Auburn scored 30 points on 20 turnovers. Jabari Smith had 21 points to lead the Tigers, who are 8-1. CJ Wilcher led Nebraska with 17 points. The Cornhuskers are 5-6.

Pearl began a two-game suspension imposed by the NCAA on Friday. Auburn was placed on probation for four years for unethical conduct involving former associate head coach Chuck Person. Pearl was penalized for failing to monitor her assistant and adequately promote compliance. Assistant coach Wes Flanigan served as interim coach.

In the other 25 best men on Saturday:

–EJ Liddell scored 28 points and the No. 21 Ohio State shot 50% to defeat the No. 22 Wisconsin 73-55. The Buckeyes outscored the Badgers by 13 points in the second half, slipping away with the game after leading by five points at halftime. Zed Key finished with 11 points and Meechie Johnson Jr. scored eight, including a pair of 3s in the second half. Kyle Young had 14 rebounds, a career high. Johnny Davis led Wisconsin with 24 points. The two teams are 8-2.

–Ryan Hawkins scored 19 of his season-high 25 points in the first half and Creighton beat No. 24 BYU 83-71. Hawkins finished 10 for 18 on the field, including 4 for 8 of 3, and posted eight rebounds. The Bluejays improved to 9-2. Alex Barcello scored 28 points for BYU, which fell to 8-2. Down 21 points in the second half, the Cougars finished in less than 10 points with just under nine minutes to go when Seneca Knight hit one of his three 3-pointers.

NHL-SABERS-GOAL NOT AUTHORIZED

NHL admits it made a bad decision to deny the Sabers’ goal

BUFFALO, NY (AP) – The NHL said it made the wrong decision when it turned down what would have been the Buffalo Sabers’ tying goal in the last minute of a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Senior Executive Vice President Colin Campbell said Victor Olofsson’s goal scored with 57 seconds left should have stood as video reruns could not “definitively determine” whether the Sabers were offside coming in. in the zone.

The goal was disallowed after a replay showed Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin crossed the blue line before the puck entered the zone. What the review officials didn’t take into account was whether Olofsson touched the puck before Dahlin touched it with his skate on the blue line.

MLB-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-TATÍS

Father: Padres star Fernando Tatís Jr. is doing well after fall

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís (tah-TEES ‘) Jr. scraped his knee and hands in a fall in the Dominican Republic, but he goes Good. That’s according to his father, former Major League infielder Fernando Tatís.

Elder Tatís said on Saturday that his son had been treated in the Dominican Republic and it was “not serious”. The incident happened last Sunday in the province of San Pedro de Macorís, in the eastern Dominican Republic.

Earlier this year, Tatís signed a 14-year, $ 330 million contract with the Padres.

COLLEGE-HEISMAN FOOTBALL TROPHY

Heisman Trophy to be awarded

NEW YORK (AP) – The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night in New York. The ceremony is returning to its usual routine and date after being forced to delay and go virtual last year due to the pandemic.

The four finalists for college football’s most prestigious award include rare defensive player Michigan running back Aidan Hutchinson. The other three are quarterbacks: Bryce Young of Alabama, CJ Stroud of Ohio State and Kenny Pickett of Pitt.

Hutchinson is one of the best passer in the country with 14 sacks. The senior led Michigan’s No.2 to his first playoff appearance as the Big Ten champions and helped end an eight-game losing streak against rival Ohio State. He would be the first fielder to win the Heisman since Charles Woodson of Michigan in 1997. Woodson was also the last winner of the Heisman of Michigan.

Young threw for 4,322 yards, 43 touchdowns and just four interceptions while guiding the Crimson Tide into the college football playoffs. He could become Alabama’s fourth Heisman winner and second in a row. Tidal receiver DeVonta Smith won it last year, breaking a four-quarter streak to win the Heisman.

Stroud completed 71% of his passes for 3,862 yards, 38 touchdowns and five interceptions as the Buckeyes finished 10-2 in his first season as a starter. He is the third starting Ohio State quarterback to be a finalist for Heisman, joining Justin Fields in 2019 and Dwayne Haskins in 2018.

Pickett returned to Pitt for a fifth season in 2021, capitalizing on the NCAA’s return to eligibility for weathering the pandemic in 2020, and had a record year. He had 4,319 yards with 42 touchdowns to eclipse school scores and led the Panthers to their first Atlantic Coast Conference title. The last Pitt player to be a finalist for Heisman was wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2003.

ORIGINAL BLUE-STRAHAN

Michael Strahan flies in space with the astronaut’s daughter

NO DATE (AP) – NFL great Michael Strahan (STRAY’-han) has soared into space – with a soccer ball.

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin launched the former NFL player and ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​co-host from West Texas on Saturday morning. Five other people joined him on the 10-minute flight, including the eldest daughter of the first American in space, Alan Shepard. Blue Origin’s rocket is named New Shepard after its father.

Their capsule climbed to an altitude of about 66 miles, providing a few minutes of weightlessness before parachuting into the desert. The booster also returned to land successfully.

This is the third time that Blue Origin has transported passengers in the automated capsule. The soccer ball on board will go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

WORLD CUP – WOMEN’S SUPER-G

Gut-Behrami borders Goggia; Shiffrin third

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) – It was Lara Gut-Behrami’s turn to beat Sofia Goggia for victory in a World Cup Super-G race in Switzerland on Saturday, reversing the result of their duel in Canada on the weekend -end last.

Gut-Behrami hurtled down the typically difficult St. Moritz terrain 0.18 seconds faster than Goggia through lightly falling snow.

Mikaela Shiffrin was exactly one second behind Goggia in third and maintained his lead in the overall World Cup standings. It was just Shiffrin’s second World Cup super-G in almost two years after taking a break from the sprint disciplines on the season-long circuit. The American placed sixth last Sunday in Lake Louise, Alta.

WORLD CUP-JAPAN CANCELED EVENTS

Virus cases in Japan force WCup ski jump to be canceled

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) – All Ski Jumping World Cup events in Japan have been canceled for this season due to a growing number of cases of the omicron variant (AHM’-ih-krahn) of the coronavirus .

The International Ski Federation said the decision to cancel three ski jumping events – all scheduled less than a month before the opening of the Beijing Olympics on Feb. 4 – was “due to current regulations on the COVID-19 ”. He said he was looking for replacement sites.

Japan said on Friday it had found a total of 12 omicron cases, including new arrivals from the United States, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and reimposed a ban on foreign visitors.

F1-ABU DHABI GP

Verstappen beats Hamilton for pole ahead of F1 season finale

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Max Verstappen overcame a mistake in qualifying to clinch pole for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He will try to dethrone the seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who will start second.

Verstappen and Hamilton head to Sunday’s final tied in the Championship standings, the first time the title contenders have even entered the decisive race since 1974. Hamilton is looking for a record-breaking eighth title to overtake Michael Schumacher, while Verstappen will look to become the first champion of the Netherlands.

TENNIS-OBIT-MANUEL SANTANA

Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis pioneer, dies at 83

MADRID (AP) – Spanish tennis pioneer Manuel “Manolo” Santana has died aged 83. The Madrid Open announced the death of its honorary president on Saturday. No cause of death was given.

Santana was the first man from Spain to win a Grand Slam singles title. He won four major singles championships: at Roland Garros in 1961 and 1964, at the US Open in 1965 and at Wimbledon in 1966, the same year he reached No.1.

Rafael Nadal thanked Santana on social media for “paving the way for others”. The King of Spain and his Prime Minister echoed Nadal’s sentiments, calling Santana a “legend”.


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The Apostolic Nuncio to PH will visit the diocese of Tagbilaran https://disturbmedia.com/the-apostolic-nuncio-to-ph-will-visit-the-diocese-of-tagbilaran/ Fri, 10 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/the-apostolic-nuncio-to-ph-will-visit-the-diocese-of-tagbilaran/ The Sta. Cruz Parish Church in the town of Maribojoc, Bohol. (Photo courtesy of NMP-Bohol) TAGBILARAN CITY – Archbishop Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, will visit the Diocese of Tagbilaran from December 11 to 12, 2021. Bishop Alberto Uy has stated that Brown’s two-day pastoral visit takes place on the occasion of […]]]>

The Sta. Cruz Parish Church in the town of Maribojoc, Bohol. (Photo courtesy of NMP-Bohol)

TAGBILARAN CITY – Archbishop Charles John Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, will visit the Diocese of Tagbilaran from December 11 to 12, 2021.

Bishop Alberto Uy has stated that Brown’s two-day pastoral visit takes place on the occasion of the renewal and liturgical consecration of the Sta. Cruz Parish Church (Holy Cross Parish Church) in the city of Maribojoc on December 12.

Spanish Ambassador Jorge Moragas Sanchez and Bishops Antonieto Cabahug, Crispin Varquez, Julito Cortes, Leonardo Medroso, Arturo Bastes, Romulo Valles and Patrick Daniel Parcon will join Brown.

On Sunday, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) will hand over the reconstructed Holy Cross Parish Church in the city of Maribojoc to its legal owner, the Diocese of Tagbilaran.

It will culminate with the restoration and reconstruction by the NMP of the 100-year-old heritage structures of the province that were damaged by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in 2013.

During the award ceremony, a message from President Duterte will be read by the former mayor of Maribojoc, Leoncio Evasco, presidential adviser for the streamlining of government processes.

The rebuilding of the church had been implemented by the NMP, a cultural agency responsible for various culturally significant properties, sites and reserves across the country.

The religious complex of Maribojoc, which includes the stone masonry church and convent, its side squares and the stone staircase behind the church, was declared a national cultural treasure by the NMP on May 5, 2010. .

The declaration officially recognizes the Church of Maribojoc as a unique cultural asset, possessing outstanding historical, cultural, artistic and scientific value of high significance and importance to the country and the nation.

The site, due to its colonial architecture representative of the Spanish colonial period, had also been listed by the National Historic Institute (now the National Historic Commission of the Philippines or NHCP) as a historic center / heritage area.

A new historic landmark by the NHCP will be unveiled during the awards ceremony.

Unique to the church are its neo-Gothic and Mudejar style altarpieces incorporated with local motifs. His ceiling paintings by Cebuano master painter Raymundo Francia are a fine example of early 20th-century church art in the Visayas.

Both elements of the church have been meticulously restored by local artists, guided by expert restorers and art curators.

The feat of rebuilding and restoring Bohol’s damaged heritage structures, including the Church of Maribojoc, is the result of the collective and collaborative efforts of national government, local governments, entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

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World traveler calls Philippi home | News, Sports, Jobs https://disturbmedia.com/world-traveler-calls-philippi-home-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:11:42 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/world-traveler-calls-philippi-home-news-sports-jobs/ Submitted Photo Dr Kenneth Yount and his wife Carol are shown in Antarctica, one of the many places in the world that Yount has visited. PHILIPPI – Dr. Kenneth H. Yount has lived in the community of Philippi for over 50 years and can still be seen often as he goes about his daily activities. […]]]>

Submitted Photo Dr Kenneth Yount and his wife Carol are shown in Antarctica, one of the many places in the world that Yount has visited.


PHILIPPI – Dr. Kenneth H. Yount has lived in the community of Philippi for over 50 years and can still be seen often as he goes about his daily activities. Yet few people he meets would imagine the places he has been, the people he has seen, or the things he has accomplished.

Yount explored all corners of the earth, on the seven continents. He traveled to all 50 US states and all provinces of Canada; throughout Mexico; in all but one of Australia’s states, the two islands of New Zealand and the jungles of northeast India and northern Thailand, Africa and much of America from South.

He visited the frozen expanses of the Arctic Ocean to the north and Antarctica to the south, and he made 15 trips to Europe, spanning 500 days and well over half of the 50 countries there.

Throughout these trips he spoke to a crowd of over 100,000 people in India (also broadcast live on Indian TV); delivered the main Sunday morning sermon, in Spanish, in the largest Protestant church in a Bolivian city of over one million people; was appointed on “Poet laureate” of Antarctica after winning a poetry competition organized among 189 expeditionaries there; met the British Prime Minister while studying at Oxford; attended audiences with two different popes, and was invited to the private home of the President of the United States and spent an hour in a one-on-one conversation about US government and politics with the President.

But at the end of his travels, Yount always returns to Philippi, where he and his wife Carol raised three daughters (Catherine Mullens, lawyer, Sarah Ferguson, artist and teacher, and Mary Beth McCloy, pastor, teacher and writer), as well. than 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Yount, who was a National Merit Scholar, attended six colleges and universities and graduated with top honors. He worked for the United States government near the Capitol in Washington, DC, and edited two different dailies. He then came to Philippi and became a professor at Alderson Broaddus University, where he also served for five years as rector and vice-president for academic affairs. His fellow deans from a region of five states elected him president of the deans of the College of Appalaches.

He loved to teach and loved his students, and they returned the favor, naming him eight times the Outstanding Professor at Philippi University, including winning the college award. “Outstanding teacher of the year” award in 2012, with a prize of $ 2,000, and being nominated by students five times as their candidate for the Statewide Faculty of the Year Outstanding Professor of Merit program. In this prestigious competition, he was a four-time finalist statewide and, in 2013, was named a statewide finalist, with a prize of $ 2,500. He was also honored on the floor of the West Virginia Legislature for his contributions to education in the state.

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Yount and his wife were exploring South America for the third time, in Ecuador, Chile, the Galapagos Islands and among the giant stone heads of Easter Island. The pandemic slowed their journeys, but Yount made good use of the lockdown time to write eight more books (to add to the four he had previously published). Two of the new ones are out of press, three more are ready for publication, and three more are in various stages of completion. Yount also writes a daily journal that he has kept for 60 years.

While in Philippi, he was President of the Philippi Kiwanis Club and helped raise thousands of dollars which was donated to youth organizations and activities. He has served as a deacon, president of the mission school, and chairman of the Philippi Baptist Church nominating committee, as well as moderator of the larger Union Baptist Association. He has served as the Barbour County Representative on the Region VII Planning and Development Council and the Educational Advisory Boards of Philip Barbour High School and Barbour County.

Of all the great places he’s visited, when asked what’s the best place to live and raise a family, his answer is always the same: West Virginia.

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People behind highway commemorative signs https://disturbmedia.com/people-behind-highway-commemorative-signs/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 21:30:21 +0000 https://disturbmedia.com/people-behind-highway-commemorative-signs/ While you were driving to a parent’s house for a healthy vacation with turkey and toppings, or maybe just on your daily commute, you’ve probably noticed those brown signs along the highway with names on it. There are over 200 sections of Ohio highways that are designated as Memorial Highways. The designation is given after […]]]>

While you were driving to a parent’s house for a healthy vacation with turkey and toppings, or maybe just on your daily commute, you’ve probably noticed those brown signs along the highway with names on it.

There are over 200 sections of Ohio highways that are designated as Memorial Highways. The designation is given after Ohio officials or senators introduce legislation to the General Assembly to honor an individual or group, which must then be approved by the body and signed by the governor.

The Ohio Department of Transportation then creates the signs – which cost around $ 500 each – and displays them back and forth on the dedicated portion of the roadway. There is usually a small ceremony held on-site to formalize the grand opening, and some of the signs have American flags hanging on them.

The sections of highway across the state that cross several counties are named after Tuskegee aviators, black fighter pilots, and their WWII aircrew; Spanish American Veterans and the Marine Corps League. A section of the highway also honors the 37th Division of the United States Army, an Ohio National Guard infantry unit known as the “Buckeye Division” that was deployed to fight in World War I and II. .

In Franklin County, there are more than two dozen commemorative highway designations, most of them for law enforcement or military personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.

Staff Sgt. Christophe L. Brown

US 23 between 7th Avenue and Northwood Avenue

Brown, 26, a graduate of Hamilton Township High School, Columbus, was killed on April 3, 2012 by an improvised explosive in Kunar Providence, northeastern Afghanistan, while performing his fourth period of service.

Columbus Police Officer Thomas R. Hayes

US 33 between North Souder Avenue and West 5th Avenue

Hayes was shot and paralyzed from waist to toe while attempting to arrest two teenagers for curfew violations on December 18, 1979, and one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him . After his injury, Hayes worked as a civilian draftsman for the police. But he continued to suffer from serious health problems and one of his legs was amputated in 2005. He died of his injuries in 2011 at the age of 61.

Army Spc. Nicolas E. Zimmer

Interstate 270 between West Broad Street and US 62

Zimmer, 20, of Columbus, graduated from Westland High School. He died on May 30, 2004 when his vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenades while serving in Kufa, Iraq.

Columbus Mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart

Interstate 670 between 4th Street and Interstate 70

Rinehart was mayor of Columbus between 1984 and 1992. During his tenure he oversaw the completion of I-670 between downtown and John Glenn Columbus International Airport, as well as planning and construction. the former City Center Downtown shopping center, the redevelopment of the Short North and Brewery neighborhoods, and the development of the Martin Luther King Center. He died in 2015 at the age of 68.

General Thaddeus Kosciusko

Route 257, starting in Prospect and continuing to US 33

Kosciusko, whose real full name was Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko, was a Polish-Lithuanian military engineer who came to the British colonies during the early days of the American Revolutionary War to help the settlers. He is credited with helping to organize the American defeat against the British in Saratoga, NY, and helping oversee the construction of military fortifications in what is now the West Point Military Academy in New State. York. He then returned to Poland, where he was considered a national hero and later died at the age of 71.

The air calvary sergeant. Joseph W. Danison

Route 317 between US 23 and Noe-Bixby Road

Danison, 24, was killed in action during the Vietnam War on September 13, 1969, in southern Vietnam’s Tay Ninh province, near the Cambodian border. His platoon reportedly attempted to flank and come to the aid of another attacked platoon in a heavily fortified area of ​​North Vietnamese bunkers when faced with a secondary ambush, including a Claymore mine explosion and machine gun fire . He suffered most of the blast, but held on as medics began treating him before small arms fire killed him. He was posthumously awarded a second Bronze Star and a second Purple Heart for his bravery and heroism.

Want to learn more about other designated commemorative highways across Ohio?

A complete list of Ohio Memorial Highways is available on the ODOT website.

The sun peeks around a road sign commemorating Westerville Police Officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering stands on I-270. They were killed while responding to a domestic violence call.

Can-Pfc. Nicholaus Zimmer served in the army in Germany. Zimmer was killed in action in Iraq on Memorial Day 2004.


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