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

Sherwood warns of Wigan example

first_img “We want to avoid that (what happened to Wigan) and it is good to use as an example,” said Sherwood, having guided his side to a 2-1 semi final win over Liverpool on Sunday. “It is not what anyone enjoys. We certainly won’t be enjoying that trip to Wembley if we are not a Premier League club at that time. “We realise we have a lot of hard work to do. We obviously want to win the FA Cup and nothing is going to get in the way of that. “But at the same time we definitely still need to be in the league. We will use everything we can to warn them against complacency. “But really their motivation should be if they want to play in an FA Cup final they have to prove their worth to me in the league games remaining. “If they don’t then they won’t be selected. There will be no-one saving themselves for the FA Cup final, put it that way. “We are very confident we can stay in the Premier League but if you take your foot off the pedal, you never know – this game shocks you.” Sherwood is without Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker (both knee) for the trip to the Etihad while Alan Hutton is out with an ankle problem. Villa are still involved in a battle against relegation after reaching the Cup final against Arsenal next month. They are four points above the Barclays Premier League bottom three going into a trip to Manchester City on Saturday. Wigan won the FA Cup in 2013, beating City, but were also relegated that season and Sherwood wants to arrive at Wembley on May 30 having already guaranteed their top flight future. Gabby Agbonlahor could return after a hamstring injury while Philippe Senderos (thigh) and Aly Cissokho (groin) are available. Christian Benteke will lead the line after nine goals in nine games under Sherwood and the boss admits the striker is a vital asset in their relegation battle. Sherwood said: “I think I am very fortunate to have him here. “For a player like Christian Benteke to be at a club fighting at the bottom of the division is a mis-match really. “We are pleased to have him in our situation and he is in good form.” Tim Sherwood has warned Aston Villa against suffering the same fate as Wigan while telling his players they are fighting for their FA Cup final places. Press Associationlast_img read more

Texas lands 5-star running back Bijan Robinson commitment

first_imgBijan Robinson, a five-star running back from Tucson, Arizona, committed on Friday to Texas.Robinson, rated the No. 3 running back in the nation in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, chose coach Tom Herman’s Longhorns over, among others, Ohio State, USC and UCLA. The 6-foot, 200-pound runner made his announcement via Twitter, writing in part: “The last few months was more than just choosing a school. To me, it was a crossroad that could change the direction of my life, and my future.”— Bijan Robinson (@Bijan5Robinson) August 2, 2019According to 247Sports’ evaluation of the rising senior at Salpointe Catholic High School, Robinson has “(t)errific vision and patience behind the line of scrimmage. Has burst to hit the second level and reach another gear. Short strides, but effectively changes pace and turns the corner. Elusive in the open field. Threat to score from anywhere on the field.” Related News Texas enters the 2019 season ranked 10th in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll.An unofficial projected Longhorns depth chart shows sophomore Keaontay Ingram as the top running back with true freshman and early enrollee Jordan Whittington the potential No. 2 coming out of fall.If Robinson is to contribute as a freshman next season in Herman’s rush-pass attack, he likely will have to be a better receiver out of the backfield than he has shown at the high school level. The evaluation assesses that Robinson could potentially contribute immediately in college and has the upside to grow into a first-round NFL Draft pick. Kendall Milton, 5-star running back, picks Georgia over Alabama, LSU, Ohio Statelast_img read more

Bill Peters has resigned as head coach of Calgary Flames

first_imgA statement from Bill Peters, in the form of a letter to CGY GM Brad Treliving::— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2019Peters, 53, had been the head coach of the Flames since April 23, 2018. Before joining Calgary, Peters served four seasons as bench boss of the Carolina Hurricanes. He was absent from the team in Wednesday’s 3-2 OT win against Buffalo. Bill Peters has resigned as head coach of the Calgary Flames, GM Brad Treliving said during a press conference on Friday.The decision came following a firestorm of allegations in which Peters was accused of using racial slurs and abusive behavior toward former players.Former NHLer Akim Aliu, who played under Peters at the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs during the 2009-10 season, tweeted Tuesday that the coach repeatedly used racial slurs toward him before a morning skate. Aliu’s tweet quickly prompted reactions from others who played under Peters, with accusations of physical and verbal abuse coming from two other players.MORE: What to know about Calgary Flames’ investigation into Bill PetersThe NHL denounced Peters’ behavior as “repugnant and unacceptable” on Tuesday morning but offered no further comment until the matter was looked into more thoroughly, followed shortly by Flames general manager Brad Treliving dousing rumors that Peters had already been fired. Treliving stressed the need for a “thorough” investigation before making a decision. In the end, it was Peters’ decision to step away from the Flames organization.On Wednesday, Peters issued an apology to GM Brad Treliving saying, “Please accept this as a sincere apology to you, and the entire Calgary Flames organization, for offensive language I used in a professional setting a decade ago,” read the statement, which he also sent to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Sportnet’s Eric Francis at the same time as Treliving. “I know that my comments have been the source of both anger and disappointment, and I understand why.” last_img read more

Help wanted: Driver and Direct Support Professional at Futures Unlimited

first_imgDriver—Full time and substitute positions. The work schedule includes early morning, evening and Saturday hours. Drivers are required to transport persons served and the general public in a safe and courteous manner. Must be 21 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. Commercial driver’s license will be required within 60 days. Training to obtain CDL will be provided. Apply online at Futures Unlimited offers an excellent benefit package and a positive working environment. Pre-employment drug testing is required. EOE.Direct Support Professional (DSP) Day Services—Full time and substitute positions, Monday—Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Substitute positions are scheduled to work “as needed” to fill in for regular staff. DSP’s work with persons served in a day program setting providing supervision, assistance and training in basic life skills and work skills to promote independence. Must be compassionate, dependable, patient, creative, energetic and be able to motivate others. Must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma/GED and valid driver’s license. Apply online at Futures Unlimited offers an excellent benefit package and a positive working environment. Pre-employment drug testing is required. EOE.last_img read more