‘Dagyang sa Kapitolyo’ kicks off today

first_imgOther “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” are zumba, encoreperformance of capitol employees that joined the “Dance of the Decade” contestduring the capitol Christmas party, and sadsador street dancing at 7 p.m. This activity will take the place of the foodfestival held on the capitol grounds in past editions of the annual DinagyangFestival, said Atty. Suzette Mamon, provincial administrator. The “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” at Casal Real de Iloilo(old provincial capitol) will be a fun filled festival of art, music, food, andculture, said Mamon. Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo is open to everybody. There isno entrance fee,” said Mamon./PN Today, a trade exhibit of local products will beopened at the Casa Real de Iloilo lobby. ILOILO – Today starts the weeklong “Dagyang saKapitolyo” at the Iloilo provincial capitol. There will also be a tattoo booth. The Grand Ballroom of Casa Real de Iloilo, on theother hand, will host a painting exhibit of local artists. The provincial government has scrapped the foodfestival to protect the newly redeveloped capitol grounds. “Beginning Jan. 23 our coffee shop and barwill open at Casa Real. We’ll have a live band entertaining people,” saidMamon.last_img read more

DOH: 23 WV HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED

first_img“Kon magsulod ang pasyente you cannot immediately tell kon COVID-19 patient or non-COVID patient that’s why ang aton protocol amo nga proper triaging and screening of patients,” she further explained. She urged healthcare workers to constantly revisit safety protocols. Early this week, DOH announced that eight doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and that three midwives, a medical technologist and a nurse working under the local government unit of Alimodian, Iloilo also contracted the virus while working at the town’s quarantine facility. Also, six non-medical frontliners got infect with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said Reyes. Determining if a case is a COVID patient or non-COVID patient is crucial, said Reyes for better medical response. She urged them not to discriminate healthcare workers, especially those who got infected with SARS-CoV-2, but instead show them compassion and extend support. Yesterday, DOH Region announced that a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo also tested positive for the virus. “Tungod sila ang gabulig sa pag-manage sang mga (COVID cases),” said Reyes. She also stressed the importance of triaging – assigning levels of priority to patients to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them. AHW said health workers should be looked after because without them, the country’s health system may collapse./PN These 23 healthcare workers were 7.5 percent of the 307 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region as of June 29 DOH data. The public should thus be appreciative of healthcare workers, said Reyes, because of their heroic work in this time of pandemic. They were a barangay councilman, two Barangay Health Workers, one Barangay Nutrition Scholar, one Barangay Service Point Officer, and one ambulance driver. ILOILO City – Twenty-three healthcare workers in Western Visayas got infected with the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed. These healthcare workers were composed of 12 doctors, six nurses, one radio technologist, three midwives, and one medical technician, according to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH Region 6’s Public Health Program Development. The 12 doctors were based in Aklan (one), Iloilo province (one) and Iloilo City (10). Reyes described healthcare workers, especially those assigned as medical frontliners, as “high risk” for COVID-19 infection because they directly deal with patients. The hospital doctors and nurse are currently being quarantined at the hostel of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo. Nationwide as of June 22, 3,122 healthcare workers contracted the disease, 33 of which have died while 2,235 have recovered, according to the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW). “In writing maayo ang protocols but ang implementation amo na ang tan-awon,” said Reyes.last_img read more

Uganda disqualified from U20 Nations Cup qualifiers

first_imgUganda have been disqualified from qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations for fielding an ineligible player.The offence occurred in the first-round, second-leg match against Rwanda, which Uganda won 2-1 to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory.However, Uganda’s Aheebwa James had different dates of birth on his passport and his inter-clubs licence.Rwanda have been reinstated and will take on Egypt in the second round.The Rwandan Football Federation had challenged the eligibility of Tumwesigye Frank, Aheebwa James, Lwalirwa Halid and Kizza Martin.Only James was found to have different birth dates: 19/5/1998 on the passport, and 27/3/1997 on his Confederation of African Football Inter-clubs licence. Although both dates place James within the age limit for the competition, the rules state that both dates must match. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Washington AG Sues Both Sides of a RighttoWork Ballot Battle for Campaign

first_imgShare9TweetShareEmail9 SharesOctober 14, 2015; Seattle TimesOn Wednesday, the Washington state attorney general, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit alleging that the conservative Freedom Foundation violated campaign finance reporting laws. The Freedom Foundation advocates for “right to work laws.”At issue is the staff time in the form of legal counsel provided by the Freedom Foundation to help activists with four ballot measures intended to weaken collective-bargaining powers and open bargaining sessions to the public. The attorney general’s complaint alleges the time spent, on which a monetary value has not yet been set, should have been disclosed as in-kind campaign expenditures in support of the ballot propositions. The AG’s office is seeking civil penalties and attorney fees.The suit alleges:Approximately February 2014, an employee of the Freedom Foundation created a set of sample ordinances/ballot propositions designed to be used by residents of Washington to change local laws related to collective bargaining between municipalities and their employee bargaining representatives. Information about these sample ordinances/ballot propositions was disseminated to Freedom Foundation members and made publicly available on the Freedom Foundation’s website.The sample ordinance/ballot propositions addressed two issues: 1) a prohibition of union security clauses, public work stoppages, and gifting of public funds to benefit unions; and 2) a requirement that collective bargaining sessions to negotiate a contract between a local jurisdiction and a bargaining unit representative of the jurisdiction’s employees be open to the public.Four groups of local community activists obtained the documents from the Freedom Foundation website. These activists then circulated the petitions and obtained signatures from citizens in their communities.Subsequently, a Freedom Foundation staff member, attorney David Dewhirst, represented those trying to get the questions on the ballot when the towns in question resisted. (Those efforts were unsuccessful.)Just a day before announcing this suit, the attorney general’s office declared it would also pursue a second lawsuit, this one against SEIU 925 for campaign finance law violations. That suit derived from complaints made about the unions by the Freedom Foundation. At that time, James Abernathy, who is general counsel for FF, declared triumphantly, “It’s another example of how unions have run amok in Washington politics for years without being held accountable.”While the Freedom Foundation has labeled the AG’s suit against it “an overreach,” Karen Hart, the president of SEIU Local 925, said in a statement, “We respect the work done by the Attorney General and the PDC to enforce these rules, and we will do whatever it takes to be in full compliance with the law and correct our mistakes.”All these suits are being pursued in Thurston County Superior Court. Attorney General Ferguson repeated his wording in both news releases, saying, “I am committed to holding all parties accountable for disclosing timely information, so voters can make fully informed decisions.”Dmitri Iglitzin, an attorney for the Committee for Transparency in Elections, says, “The Freedom Foundation falsely claims that it remains uninvolved in politics,” but it means to “defund, destroy and bankrupt public-sector unions.”That does not appear to be an overstatement. In an email to supporters last year, Foundation CEO Tom McCabe said, “We have implemented a plan to bankrupt SEIU, our state’s largest union.”—Ruth McCambridgeShare9TweetShareEmail9 Shareslast_img read more