Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 33-year-old Peconic man was killed when crashed the truck he was driving in Hampton Bays over the weekend.Southampton Town Police said the driver of a Dodge Ram 1500 with a Illinois registration struck a tree off the roadway on Flanders Road, west of Red Creek Road, shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday.The victim, who was identified as Julio Tocay, was pronounced at the scene.Southampton Town Detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call them at 631-702-2230.
Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and Eric Go Yap “I’m discussing with my subordinates if a motu proprio investigation will be conducted on Senator Koko Pimentel’s supposed breach of COVID-19 protocols at the Makati Medical Center,” Ombudsman Samuel Martires said in a statement. The MMC denounced Pimentel’s breach of the infection and containment protocols. The senator was also spotted last week shopping at the S&R membership Shopping in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, which the store later confirmed. “For whatever reason, he failed to disclose all needed information. PSG troopers on duty assessed him according to the answers on the said form he submitted, the basis of which he was allowed entry,” PSG commander Colonel Jesus Durante III said. Meanwhile, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) is considering filing charges against Yap for not disclosing necessary information when he entered the Palace for a meeting on March 21. “I am preparing a complaint based on provisions of the Revised Penal Code and special laws,” Quicho said. “I have told the Philippine Medical Association, doctors, nurses, and patients that they can file complaints of their own.” Department of Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete has earlier said that they are ready to probe Pimentel if someone will file a case against him, same goes with the Philippine National Police. “If really needed we could file a case against him for breach [of protocols],” he added. “This incident shall serve as a reference for PSG’s implementation of an enhanced screening measure for all those who enter Malacañang Complex.” Pimentel came under fire after he accompanied his wife to MMC on Tuesday evening, despite being under self-quarantine. He also received a COVID-19 test result that evening where he is positive for the virus. The Office of the Ombudsman is considering a probe on Pimentel for his action despite already subjected himself to COVID-19 test which eventually turned out positive last Tuesday night. MANILA – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and ACT-CIS party-list Representative Eric Go Yap were currently in hot water for breaching quarantine protocols against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Philippines is currently under a State of Public Health Emergency, a power under Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act. Under the law, “non-cooperation of the person or entities identified as having the notifiable disease, or affected by the health event of public concern.”/PN Yap earlier said evening that his COVID-19 testing, which was taken on March 15, has turned out to be positive. He added that he is ready to face any possible charges against him. Private lawyer Rico Quicho, meanwhile, is drafting criminal, civil, and administrative charges to be filed against Pimentel for “irresponsible and reckless” move when he accompanied his wife to the Makati Medical Center despite being on quarantine.
Arsene Wenger fears Brexit may rob the Premier League it top place amongst European leagues LaLiga, the Bundesliga and Serie Acould overtake the Premier League in commercial and economic terms if they are able to purchase the top foreign players, with the UK due to leave the EU at the end of 2021 – and Wenger is fascinated to see how it will play out.“Certainly, subconsciously maybe for some people, it [Brexit] was to regain some sovereignty of their own destiny. And football is completely the reverse,’ Wenger told UK’s The Mirroryesterday.“How will that change? That will depend now on how Brexit will be applied to football.“I’ve asked many people, nobody knows. Will people inside Europe be considered as foreign players who cannot play in the English Premier League? I don’t know.”As of now, it is unclear how or if Brexit will drastically change the accessibility of foreign players to play in the UK.Yet Wenger, who still lives in London, warned that with restrictive regulations on the movement of people, it could be a blow to the Premier League’s worldwide brand as the best league in the world.“But if the rules are restrictive, they will kill the superiority of the Premier League.“Because today the Premier League depends on worldwide exposure, with the best players and worldwide ownership with multi-billion owners from around the world.”Meanwhile, the 70-year-old ruled himself outof the running to become Arsenal chairman over the weekend.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Rules out taking over Arsenal as ChairmanArsene Wenger is concerned about how Brexitcould change the reputation and stature of the Premier League worldwide.The former Arsenalmanager, 70, who now has a role at FIFA as their chief of global football development, believes the influx of foreign players in English football could be in doubt, depending on the terms of how the UK leaves the European Union.
by, Martin Bayne, ChangingAging ContributorTweet4Share62Share2Email68 SharesHere’s an idea for every residential aging facility that struggles with ambient despair (chronic melancholy, fatigue, pain, sleeplessness and anxiety) that masks itself as “activity indifference” (the resident spends her entire day in her room or a chair in the main lobby avoiding activities and other residents).Historically, such residents have simply been written off, until the day arrives that their Activity of Daily Living (ADL) profile justifies transfer – most go to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) or to a child’s home.In most of these cases, the adult children of these residents are the POAs and advocates. Because most children are never contacted unless there’s an acute medical problem, the child is unaware there’s a problem in the first place. And even when the children are contacted about ambient despair, the child’s attitude is usually, “Hey, this is why we pay you a zillion dollars a month.”In fact, why does the facility administrator even care about these unresponsive residents? The answer is, because after a while, ambient despair creates a “revolving door” syndrome and the cost of filling that bed with a new resident is not insignificant – just ask the Director of Marketing in an eldercare facility.What to do?Create a Platinum Club.A Platinum Club is a Members-Only group whose sole purpose is to create activities that are well-attended. How? Give everyone a monthly discount (X-$5/day) where X is the current rate, to everyone who participates. In this case, that $150 discount off their monthly charge gets the kids excited; they in turn talk to their parent (“Hey dad, why aren’t you attending the Men’s Club and Resident’s Council?”)If either parent or resident balks, no harm done. It’s just a discount.Email Martin Bayne at [email protected] PostsTen Things You Need To Know About Assisted LivingMartin Bayne has spent the last ten years as an assisted living facility resident and shares the top 10 things to know before moving in.What it Feels LikeIf you are looking for some “real deal” writing by a person who lives in assisted living and knows how it FEELS to live there, check out Martin Bayne. I’ve known Martin for a bunch of years and he always has a thought provoking perspective on issues related to age,…Nursing Homes: Finding the RIGHT OneOn July 16, 2012, one of my favorite bloggers, Ronni Bennett, posted a piece about institutional elder abuseon her excellent “TimeGoesBy” site. While I hope my family never needs to initiate the process of finding senior housing for me (I started doing it for myself — after my Parkinson’s diagnosis…Tweet4Share62Share2Email68 SharesTags: Ambient Despair Assisted Living long-term care Martin Bayne nursing home