COVID infects WVSUMC health worker; OPD temporarily closed

first_imgPatient No. 822, asymptomatic, was in isolation at a quarantine facility, according to Dr. Sophia Pulmones, head of the Local Health Support Division of the DOH-6.   The June 28 lockdown of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo on General Luna Street was the first, where 11 personnel got infected and eventually recovered from the disease. The deceased elderly man also infected a 71-year-old woman and her 39-year-old daughter. The patient had contact with an 80-year-old man (Patient No. 679) from Barangay Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district, who died from COVID-19 last July 7. ILOILO City – West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) in La Paz district temporarily closed its outpatient department (OPD) yesterday. One of the government-run hospital’s healthcare workers was found infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). WVSUMC is the third hospital in Iloilo City to temporarily shut its department or portion of its wards after recording COVID-19 cases. All personnel deemed at risk were swabbed, isolated and monitored. Areas affected were properly disinfected, it added. “Gina-consider ina sia (Patient No. 679) nga local case or ang source sang transmission is within the area,” Pulmones told Panay News. While WVSUMC did not state the circumstances, the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 confirmed that a 53-year-old female health worker from Mandurriao district contracted the viral illness. The second was Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district. Three of the hospital’s personnel tested positive for COVID-19. They all recovered./PN “We apologize that our OPD service will be temporarily put on hold. However, it will resume operations once it is ready to serve the public,” part of WVSUMC’s statement read. She, however, disclosed that DOH-6 have yet to determine the patient’s source of infection as this was being written.   West Visayas State University Medical Center. WVSUlast_img read more

Theft investigation leads to one arrest in Laurel

first_imgLaurel, In. — Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Laurel man in connection with the theft of two motor vehicles from the Lakeview area.The theft was originally reported in October of 2016, quickly James Shelton, 18, of Laurel, was identified as a suspect. Police say Shelton was taken to the Franklin County Security Center on Monday and a 17-year-old juvenile could face charges.If convicted for felony burglary and theft Shelton could receive up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.last_img read more

Cardinals 8th Graders Place 2nd At OA Classic

first_imgThe STL Cardinals started the OA Classic strong with wins over St. Mary’s 57-21 and St. Nicholas 29-28, but fell just short of winning the title with a championship loss to St. Lawrence 45-41. The 3rd game of the day and 2nd game back to back proved to be a disadvantage to the fast pace style of the Cardinals bringing their record to 4-2.  Scoring was spread across the roster led by Connor Miles with a tournament average of 19 ppg, Preston Conway 8 ppg, Hank Ritter, 7 ppg and defense led by Carson Meyer averaging 6 rebounds per game.The Cardinals have two home games this week hosting Milan on Monday and Sunman Dearborn Thursday.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.last_img read more

TP Rankings: Djokovic regains number one spot

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returned to the top of the ATP Rankings for a fifth stint after capturing a record-extending eighth Australian Open title. It will be his 276th week at the top, replacing Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who had overtaken him at No. 1 on November 4 last year. Djokovic, who has now been World No. 1 during nine of the past 10 seasons (2011-16, 2018-20), will break Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at No. 1 (310 weeks) if he stays at the top until 5 October. “That’s one of the two biggest goals, for sure. I mean, there is no secret in that,” said Djokovic, after winning in Melbourne. Andrea Gaudenzi, ATP Chairman, said: “Novak has had a faultless start to the season, leading Serbia to victory at the ATP Cup and capturing a record eighth Australian Open crown. He has proven yet again that he is the man to beat and his record in Australia is second to none. Many congratulations to Novak and his team on such impressive start to the year and his deserved return to World No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings.” Djokovic first ascended to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings aged 24 on July 4, 2011 for a total of 53 weeks until July 8, 2012. The Serbian returned to top spot on three further occasions between November 5, 2012 and October 6, 2013 (48 weeks), from July 7, 2014 to November 6, 2016 (122 weeks) and from November 5, 2018 to November 3, 2019 (52 weeks). The 32-year-old Djokovic is unbeaten in 2020 with a perfect 13-0 match record, which includes helping Team Serbia clinch the inaugural ATP Cup trophy. His Australian Open win takes Djokovic’s Grand Slam championship tally to 17 (third in the all-time list behind Federer on 20 and Nadal on 19) and gives him a strong lead in the year-to-date ATP Race To London.Tags: Andrea GaudenziATP CupNovak DjokovicRafael NadalRoger Federerlast_img read more

Faria given a six-match stadium ban

first_img Press Association Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban following his altercation with match officials in last month’s Barclays Premier League defeat to Sunderland. Faria had to be restrained by Jose Mourinho on the touchline after reacting furiously when referee Mike Dean awarded a penalty to the Black Cats. Faria, who has also been fined £30,000, had admitted two charges of misconduct. center_img An FA statement read: “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing, Chelsea coach Rui Faria has been given a six-match stadium ban with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after he admitted two breaches of FA Rules. “The first breach was that Faria used abusive and/or insulting words towards the fourth official during Chelsea’s game against Sunderland on 19 April 2014. “The second breach was that his behaviour following the match referee’s request that he leave the technical area amounted to improper conduct. “Faria, who requested a non-personal hearing, was also fined £30,000 and warned as to his future conduct.” Faria could yet appeal his suspension, which is longer than the three-game stadium ban handed to Newcastle boss Alan Pardew following his head-butting incident with Hull’s David Meyler. Mourinho and Chelsea midfielder Ramires were also charged following separate incidents during and after the same game. Mourinho has denied an FA charge of improper conduct arising from his post-match comments, and has requested a non-personal hearing. Ramires was banned for four games after accepting a charge of violent conduct following an off-the-ball incident involving Sebastian Larsson. last_img read more

Mertesacker expects title challenge

first_img Press Association “There are other teams who have also brought a lot of good players in, so it is difficult to say (what will happen in the title race). “But we have good form, so whether we can keep that and start the season well is the key.” Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is also confident Arsenal can take their momentum from the past couple of seasons and turn it into a serious title challenge. “We know what we are capable of doing, have a great squad, and are just as excited as well about what this season might hold for us,” he said. “There is always pressure on Arsenal to go out and win games, to win trophies, so it is nothing new to us as players. “I am not a betting man, but we all feel confident we can go on and achieve something this year.” Jack Wilshere did not feature at Wembley because of an ankle problem. The midfielder will continue to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against West Ham, which could well come too soon for a return to action. Defender Per Mertesacker claims Arsenal’s victory over Chelsea in the FA Community Shield at Wembley shows the squad are ready to provide the required answers to questions about their title credentials. The Gunners maintained an impressive build-up to the new Barclays Premier League campaign with a well-organised 1-0 win against the 2015 champions, secured with a fine first-half strike from midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. While tougher tests await over the next nine months given Chelsea looked somewhat sluggish following their America tour and were missing main striker Diego Costa through a hamstring injury, Mertesacker is convinced Arsene Wenger’s squad are now ready to mount a sustained challenge for the championship. “We have had a great pre-season so far, and the peak was winning the Community Shield, but any significant predictions from the game is very difficult,” Mertesacker said. “It was a good test for both teams a week before the season, everyone has to adjust a bit now. “They (Chelsea) played a great consistent season last year, we had a great run to the end of the season, and deserved to win the FA Cup. “It (the championship) is decided by details, and which team can maintain a good spirit, that level of focus which is vital throughout the season. “They (Chelsea) have shown it, and we have to step up and do more than last season, so that is the question for us. “We asked the question to ourselves and you could see we really want to compete and do the next step.” Mertesacker believes with the addition of veteran keeper Petr Cech, signed for £10million from Chelsea, Arsenal now have assembled a group of players who can last the distance. “You can see we have a great squad, a deep squad. That means there will be some difficult questions for the manager to answer and for the team on how we can cope with the difficulties,” the German centre-back added. last_img read more

Adu Back Home after Four Months Lockdown in Côte d’Ivoire

first_imgOladapo Adu is back home after four months lockdown in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire due to Covid-19 Adu had travelled from the USA to Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he represented Nigeria at a zonal Chess Championship, which ended on 20 March.But by this point the coronavirus outbreak had become a full-blown pandemic, leading to the ban on flights by countries and the closure of borders.He had to stay with friends of another competitor from the tournament, Ivorian Simplice Delgundo, and later moved in with an Ivorian family.“It was tough living with strangers in a strange land – having to depend on them for your survival,” he said.“But I am grateful to them. They took care of me for months even when it was not convenient for them.”Adu’s return was finally secured through Nigeria’s Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Mohammed Gana. He was prompted to intervene after several reports of Adu’s case in the media.He proceeded to arrange a return flight for Adu and 30 other stranded Nigerians in Abidjan.“The ambassador said he was not aware of my situation until he got some pressure from Nigeria to get me out of Ivory Coast,” Adu explained.“He said my case had been on the news and he knew he had to intervene.”Adu, however, is said to be disappointed that the Nigerian Chess Federation (NCF) had not spoken to him, despite enlisting him in the ongoing Online Chess Olympiad competition while still stranded in Abidjan.“At the time I was enlisted, Nigerian the Chess Federation did not even know of my whereabouts – I was still stranded in Abidjan when I was selected to represent Nigeria,” explained a bewildered Adu.Nevertheless Adu is now participating in that online championship, which runs to 30 August.The Nigerian Chess Federation did not respond to questions from the BBC.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s Number 1 chess player, Oladapo Adu, is back home in Nigeria after being stuck in Côte d’Ivoire for four months and five days due to the Covid-19 lockdown.Adu had been stranded in the Ivorian capital Abidjan since 24 March,when flight restrictions and border closures left him stuck as he attempted to return home from the African Chess Championship.“It’s nice to be back home – I feel relieved and happy this is all over. I have never had an experience like this in my life”, Adu told BBC Sport Africa yesterday.last_img read more

Small number of students voted Tuesday

first_imgLos Angeles residents headed to the polls Tuesday for the municipal elections, but voter turnout was low in precincts across the city.Ballot · Voting booths were set up at USC Hillel, the firestation on Jefferson Boulevard and Marks Tower yesterday, but few students voted. – Cory Sanford | Daily Trojan USC and most of its students lie within the 8th District, one of the most hotly contested seats in this year’s elections. As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Councilman Bernard Parks had received 54.16 percent of the vote with two out of 95 precincts reporting. Forescee Hogan-Rowles, who received a large amount of support from local unions, had received 41.29 percent of the vote and Jabari Jumaane, a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and USC alum, had 4.56 percent.The ballot measures in this year’s elections generally focused on fixing the city’s finances and included a proposition to curtail pension benefits for future hires in the fire and police departments, a proposition to prevent raids on the city’s reserve fund and a proposition to set aside more money for libraries hit hard by budget cuts.As of 11:30 p.m., the early returns shows that 63.38 percent of voters favored the Public Library Funding and 72.74 percent of voters favored the Fire and Police Pension Plan.“The big issue in any election, particularly with City Hall, is the budget deficit and the impact it will have on city services like fire services, libraries and city safety,” said David Galaviz, executive director of local government relations for USC. “Another huge issue in the 8th District is economic development.”Galaviz added the university plays a major role in assisting the rest of the 8th District in dealing with these issues.“USC has a history of being a strong civic leader with local government, including partnerships with community members for improving safety and hiring locally,” he said. “We have to continue being a stable job provider and economic development engine.”Despite the issues facing the 8th District on this year’s ballot, several polling places around USC reported low voter turnout.At 4:30 p.m., volunteers at the polling place at USC Hillel on Hoover Street reported having just 15 voters since polls opened at 7 a.m. The fire station on Jefferson Avenue reported 20 voters, and the polling station at Marks Tower on campus reported only two  voters.“I don’t think the ballot measures are something that the students are interested in, because it’s not a high-profile type of election,” said Veronica Cavanaugh, a volunteer working at Marks Tower. “I truly believe if it was like a presidential election they would all be here.”Cavanaugh also said the polling place had many more students registered to vote in the precinct, and they are hoping more students would submit ballots through the mail.Many students agreed the local elections simply weren’t enough to capture their attention.Lu Li, a first-year graduate student studying social work, was not aware of the elections until he walked into the lobby of Marks Tower to play billiards.“I saw everything set up and some people coming in, but I didn’t know what they were voting for,” Li said.Low numbers of students turned out to the polls to vote, but the overall importance of political engagement was not lost on many students.“I didn’t vote because I am an international student, but I still think it is important for students to participate in local elections, especially for U.S. citizens,” said Shuo Wang, a first-year graduate student studying computer science.Galaviz said that despite low voter turnout for a city election, USC students generally know what is happening in their community and remain relatively engaged.“They have a good amount of knowledge and a strong track record of being civically engaged,” Galaviz said. “They see the impact of the city budget situation on their everyday lives. The university does not exist in a vacuum; students are directly impacted by local policy in terms of economic development, parks, libraries and other local services.”last_img read more

Skilton goal propels Orange to first ACC win

first_imgSyracuse and Miami were still deadlocked at zero through 59 minutes.The Orange spent the first half of the season preparing to play 1,400 miles from home against a conference opponent. And then in the 60th minute, the preparation came to fruition.Stephanie Skilton received the ball off a pass from Maya Pitts that deflected off a Miami defender. Then Skilton slotted it into the far corner of the net, giving SU the only goal it needed.After going winless in its last four games, Syracuse (4-4-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) inched by Miami (2-8, 0-2 ACC) with a 1-0 victory on Thursday night at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables, Florida. The Orange pulled out the win despite being outshot 16-7, and SU goalie Courtney Brosnan made five saves in her first career shutout and the Orange’s third of the season.The win concludes a seven-game road stand for Syracuse in which it went 3-3-1. It was also SU’s 10th game away from home in its first 11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“One of the reasons why we’ve gone on the road so much is to prepare us for going into these harsh environments in the ACC,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said during the week.Skilton’s goal lifted Syracuse to the win and elevated the Orange out of the bottom tier of the ACC standings.Syracuse’s next game is against Pittsburgh on Sunday at noon at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 26, 2014 at 12:22 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more