DOH: No order for hospitals to conceal COVID-19 deaths

first_img“We would like to clarify that DOHhas never issued any order to stop the census or reporting of deaths, or anycase related to COVID-19 to any health facility,” Duque said in astatement. The DOOH chief also said the DOH isclosely coordinating with the Department of the Interior and Local Government,as well as local government units to ensure that guidelines are followed. “Pasig City and Quezon City havealready designated crematoriums to address this matter, we encourage otherlocal government units to do the same,” he said. “The DOH urged the publicto exercise discretion when sharing information and to verify first throughDOH’s official channels and legitimate sources.” Duque added all hospitals and healthfacilities are mandated to report on admissions and other updates regardingCOVID-19 but vowed to still look on the allegations. DOH secretary Francisco Duque III beliedthe allegations that a hospital based in Metro Manila was “instructed tostop counting COVID-19 deaths” as posted by GMA 7 news anchor ArnoldClavio on his social media account on Saturday. The COVID-19 death toll in the countryhas risen to 247 after the DOH confirmed on Saturday that 26 more people havesuccumbed to the viral disease. There are now 4,428 confirmed COVID-19 cases inthe country, while 157 have recovered./PN MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH)clarified it has never ordered hospitals to conceal the number of patients whohave died due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.last_img read more

Fire Ravages Combine, Tool Shed In Greensburg

first_imgImage: Boris Ladwig / Greensburg Daily NewsGREENSBURG – Things went from bad to worse for a Decatur County farmer after a combine caught fire Monday afternoon.According to the Greensburg Daily News, an engine fire in the combine started around 1:00 p.m. near the intersection of County roads 500E and 400N, which is approximately five miles from North Decatur High School.The operator parked the combine near a tool shed and attempted to douse the blaze with a garden hose.The combine’s fuel line broke, and sent the machinery up in flames and also spread to the shed, the newspaper reports. The combine was totaled and the shed was destroyed.Fire crews spent upwards of an hour and half on the scene working to prevent the fire from spreading.Responding firefighters came from Clarksburg, Greensburg, New Point and Washington Township. The fire departments were also assisted by the Decatur County EMA and Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.No injuries occurred and the cause of the fire has not been determined.last_img read more

Plenty to ponder for Martinez

first_img “I’ve been really happy with how different the strikers are. Apostolos Vellios has been working really well but then you’ve got three senior figures with Nikica Jelavic, Victor Anichebe and Arouna Kone. All three are going to be important. “Probably the focus is not who’s going to start on Saturday, it’s more how strong the competition can be throughout the campaign because it’s important to have effective strikers. They’re all ready.” Martinez favoured a single striker for much of his time at Wigan, and former Everton boss David Moyes adopted the same policy at Goodison Park. Versatility is the key word for Martinez, though, ahead of his first competitive match against Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday. “We need to be flexible,” said Martinez. “It’s something we’ve been working on this pre-season to play in different systems, having different partnerships, and that’s something we’re going to carry on testing over the next few weeks.” Martinez has spent a lot of his first summer at Goodison Park fending off questions about the futures of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, who have both been strongly linked with moves to Manchester United to rejoin old boss Moyes. United are said to have had one bid turned down for Baines, while Martinez talked about his relief when a buy-out clause in Fellaini’s contract expired at the end of last month. Press Association There are still more than two weeks of the transfer window to go, and Martinez said: “I’m not concerned at all at the moment. “The window is open and until it closes you’re going to get speculation, you’re going to get a lot of talk, not just at Everton. It’s the norm. “Marouane had a buy-out clause where it was very straightforward. If someone met that valuation, the club had no say. “That finished on July 31 so you can imagine during that period everyone was a bit expectant about what would happen. Once that date went, you just focus on working for the next season.” Martinez is still in the market for new signings having brought Gerard Deulofeu and former Wigan trio Joel Robles, Antolin Alcaraz and Kone to the club this summer. But the form of teenagers Ross Barkley and John Stones has made him even more confident about the squad he already has. “I’ve been very impressed with the youngsters,” said Martinez. “Ross Barkley and John Stones have really surprised me. I knew they had a fantastic future, but what they’ve got is a very special presence, and that excites me. “You always need to keep looking to try to help the players we’ve got at the club but we’re not looking for a specific number. If we don’t bring anyone in, I’ll be happy.” Martinez signed Arouna Kone from former club Wigan to join Nikica Jelavic, Victor Anichebe and 21-year-old Apostolos Vellios, and the Spaniard expects all of them to play a big part this season. Martinez said: “That’s the type of decision you always want. When you’ve got three or four options to play up front, that’s a great position to be in as a manager. Roberto Martinez is being given a selection headache for his first Barclays Premier League game in charge of Everton by his four strikers.last_img read more

Democrats Dropping Like Flies From Race for President

first_imgCalifornia Senator Kamala Harris recently dropped out of the race. Meanwhile, the remaining six Democratic presidential candidates will debate tomorrow night ahead of next month’s Iowa caucuses.Those who qualified for the debate are former VP Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and billionaire businessman Tom Steyer. Those who qualified met a complex criteria based on polling and fundraising. The debate will be held in Des Moines and is airing on CNN. Another one bites the dust…New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is dropping out of the Democratic presidential campaign.The decision by the African-American senator makes the remaining Democratic field less diverse. Booker pitched a campaign theme of hope and optimism in the Trump era. In a statement to supporters, he said he still believes in that message and accused Trump of promoting hate and division. Really Big Breaking News (Kidding): Booker, who was in zero polling territory, just dropped out of the Democrat Presidential Primary Race. Now I can rest easy tonight. I was sooo concerned that I would someday have to go head to head with him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020last_img read more

Miller, Gordon, Davis among rash of injuries at Broncos camp

first_imgGeneral manager John Elway bypassed a big need at tackle in the NFL draft to select Hamler in the second round. With Jerry Jeudy his top pick, the surprising selection of the Penn State speedster marked the first time in franchise history that the Broncos used their top two picks on wide receivers.Also missing practice were wide receiver Juwann Winfree (groin), tight end Nick Vannett (concussion) and tight end Austin Fort (knee surgery).___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___ It’s the same calf that Davis tore last year on the first day of training camp. He missed eight weeks and the first two regular season games but still posted a career-best 134 tackles to lead he team. He also ranked third in the NFL with 9.6 defensive stops per game.Miller and Gordon were removed from practice as a precaution.“Von tweaked his elbow so we pulled him out and Melvin tweaked his ribs, so we pulled him out, too,” Fangio said. “Don’t know the severity of either one.”The rash of injuries came on a day that started with rookie receiver/returner Hamler also sidelined.“K.J.’s got a hamstring that he’s been trying to work through. He hasn’t been able to do that,” Fangio said. “And he’ll be on the shelf for a couple of weeks.” Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Inside linebacker Todd Davis, the Denver Broncos’ leading tackler in three of the last four seasons, injured his left calf during a padded practice Thursday. Teammates Von Miller and Melvin Gordon also got hurt. Rookie speedster K.J. Hamler was held out with a hamstring injury that coach Vic Fangio said will sideline the team’s second-round draft pick for two weeks.Davis got hurt during team drills toward the end of practice, was helped to the sideline and then carted into the training room. He later went for an MRI. Miller, Gordon, Davis among rash of injuries at Broncos camp August 20, 2020 More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

Volleyball splits road trip against CU, Utah

first_imgJunior outside hitter Khalia Lanier picked up a total of 47 kills over the weekend and now has the sixth most kills all-time at USC.  (Tal Volk / Daily Trojan) The USC women’s volleyball team dominated Colorado Friday before falling to No. 18 Utah Sunday to cap off its weekend road trip. Sophomore setter Raquel Lázaro had a big day against Utah with 55 assists and her 10th double-double of the season. Still, her performance wasn’t enough, and USC could not manage the win. After the relatively smooth win, the Trojans learned a different fate and took a heartbreaking loss against the Utes. USC won the first two sets, but Utah stormed back and won the last three for the win.  Senior outside hitter Khalia Lanier had another impressive night with a total of 24 points and 21 kills. The versatile Lanier didn’t stop there, holding up solid defense with three blocks, three digs and one service ace.  “I think the start is something we struggle with a little, even in the sets that we won,” Lanier said. “I think every set, you have to enter into it with the mentality that it’s 0-0. Even if you win and you came out with a hot start, you can’t expect that to flow into the next game.” However, after the two sets, the Trojans allowed Utah to run away with leads for the rest of the match. The Utes limited the Trojans offensively, and USC struggled to get its rhythm back.  “At the end of the day, during most games, it’s usually us not meeting the expectations we set for ourselves or losing focus sometimes,” Lanier said. “If we could learn how to coagulate our focus … that would be great for us.” The team appeared rattled in the last few sets, and its defense could not slow Utah down as USC allowed multiple players to tally double-digit kills. Every time the Trojans seemed to be starting a run, they would get shut down by the Utah defense.  USC had complete control early on against Colorado. In the opening set, USC posted a .286 hitting percentage and collected 16 kills. Though the score went back and forth in the opening set, the Trojans were able to get the win and followed it up with a 25-20 victory in the second set.  Although USC won, Lanier said the team needs to work on avoiding deficits early in sets.  The Trojans’ blocking in the first two sets was phenomenal, and they limited the Utes on defense when they needed a big run.  The Trojans were able to limit Boulder’s top offensive players en route to the win. The team played with exceptional rhythm, tempo and communication — attributes they had been missing in previous games.  As if Lanier’s game wasn’t impressive enough, she moved into sixth place for all-time career kills at USC with 1,643.   CU took a quick lead in the third set and eventually finished it off to extend the match. The fourth set looked the same early on with the Trojans going down by four early, but they were able to bounce back for a 25-23 win.  “I think we’re our biggest enemy a lot of the time,” she said. “If we can focus on ourselves and tweak the things we need to, we’ll have some success on the road against Oregon.” Lanier said the Trojans will be more focused on their own play than the rankings after the loss.  Junior outside hitter Brooke Botkin and senior middle back Jasmine Gross both had more than 10 kills and a combined 11 blocks in the win against the Buffaloes.  The Trojans will look to bounce back from the tough loss when they visit Oregon State at 7 p.m. Friday and Oregon at noon Sunday.last_img read more

Bienvenue…BetConstruct secures ARJEL supplier licence

first_img David OzararatUpdating the market, industry platform and systems provider BetConstruct has informed that it has secured France ‘Remote Gaming Licence’ issued by national regulator Autorité de régulation des Jeux en ligne (ARJEL).The licensing approval will enable BetConstruct to offer it full sports betting software and platform provisions for the regulated French betting market.Moving forward, as an industry technology supplier BetConstruct now holds approved supplier licences from ARJEL, the Malta MGA and UK Gambling Commission.  BetConstruct has already secured new business in France, having been selected as online platform provider for French legacy casino and betting operator Partouche, who will relaunch its digital services.“Being granted a licence by ARJEL is a powerful guarantee of reliability and a stamp of recognition of the strengths of BetConstruct. The French licence will allow our partners to have a privileged access to the French market that has grown 30 percent every year since it was regulated. BetConstruct will remove barriers for operators and allow them to benefit from this dynamic market,” commented BetConstruct Regional Director in France, David Ozararat. Share Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Related Articles VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 ANJ reveals new leadership team for French gambling July 6, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

AFCON Qualifier: Ghana need a draw against Togo to qualify

first_imgGhana needs a draw against Togo on Wednesday to seal qualification to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals.The Black Stars suffered a painful 1-0 defeat on Saturday to Uganda but Guinea’s 4-1 win against Togo in Lome has thrown the Group wide open.Maxwell Konadu’s side top pool with 8 points; one more than Uganda and Guinea and two more than the Hawks.Ghana will touch down in Accra on Sunday and will move to Tamale, the venue for the match, the next day.The four-time continental champions are seeking 20th appearance in the Nations Cup finals which will be hosted by Equatorial Guinea.Meanwhie, captain Asamoah Gyan is in line to make a shock return from injury in time to play a part in Wednesday’s crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo in Tamale. The Al Ain hit man, excluded from caretaker coach Maxwell Konadu’s 23-man squad due to injury, was on the bench as the Black Stars crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Uganda on Saturday afternoon.Gyan has been sidelined for the past three weeks with a thigh injury but has been involved in full-scale training.In Kampala, he was involved in low runs and Konadu refused to rule him out of playing a part in the match but was unused at the Mandela Stadium in Kampala.last_img read more

Julio Urias rejoins Dodgers after reinstatement by MLB, addresses team

first_imgWhen he arrived at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon, Urias met with Friedman and Manager Dave Roberts then addressed the team privately for what Roberts estimated was “about five minutes.”“I talked to a lot of guys and they treated me really well,” Urias said. “I’ve been through a lot of things from the (shoulder) surgery to everything else and they’ve always supported me and they continue to support me.”Roberts said he and Friedman spoke with Urias about “getting back here and focusing on baseball when he’s at the park.”Urias threw a bullpen session “a couple days ago” in Los Angeles, according to Roberts, and was expected to throw another one Tuesday afternoon making him unavailable for the game.“We’ll see how the game plays out (Wednesday),” Roberts said. “But I certainly expect him to be a big factor in that Pittsburgh series (this weekend).”Roberts said he was not inclined to ease Urias back into games and wouldn’t hesitate to use him in high-leverage situations as he had earlier this season. Urias has two saves in his five appearances out of the bullpen this season.“No, I wouldn’t (hesitate),” Roberts said. “The game will dictate how I use him. But as far as my confidence in him, that hasn’t changed.”Public perception of the 22-year-old left-hander has certainly changed after the past week. Asked what he wanted fans to know, Urias said only “that I’m happy to be back, I’m thankful to the team, the fans to be back in this beautiful sport that I love to play. Now I have to get back to doing my job.”Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “They run an extremely thorough process and after going through it they made the decision to reinstate. It’s tough for us to elaborate much right now. But one thing we do know it is not standard for them to reinstate after just the seven days. So that says something to us.“In every other case that I know of, that administrative leave has been extended or a suspension has been levied. So the fact that he was reinstated tells us something.”In previous cases involving Yasiel Puig and Miguel Sano – both of which happened during the offseason and so they did not involve administrative leave – MLB also technically kept the investigations open pending any new information surfacing despite levying no discipline on either player.Asked if he thought reinstatement meant the possibilities of a suspension or charges being brought for the incident were behind him, Urias repeated that he is cooperating with MLB and would focus on baseball now.“I’m cooperating with Major League Baseball. I’m talking to them. I’m open with them,” he said. “They’re in charge of the investigation. That’s outside the stadium. I’m back inside the stadium and I’m going to focus on doing my job, focus on helping the team win and win a World Series.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Friedman said “there’s not a playbook” for how to handle Urias’ situation going forward or deal with fan reaction to his return.“I think human nature is to go to a very negative place,” Friedman said of reaction to the first reports of Urias’ arrest). “But learning more and understanding what we do, there’s a lot more to it. Hopefully, that will all come out at some point as investigations are concluded.”ALSOOutfielder Kyle Garlick was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear a roster spot for Urias. Garlick made one appearance over the weekend, flying out as a pinch-hitter in his first major-league at-bat.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 1-1, 3.00 ERA) at Rays (TBA), Wednesday, 4:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Julio Urias returned to the active roster Tuesday, joining the Dodgers in Tampa Bay and expressing eagerness to get back to playing baseball but otherwise saying little about the incident that landed him on administrative leave.“I’m cooperating with Major League Baseball. They’re the ones in charge of the investigation,” Urias said through an interpreter. “I’m just happy to be back in here and grateful my teammates welcomed me back in the clubhouse.”He responded with versions of that statement multiple times while speaking with reporters in the Dodgers’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game. The Dodgers are also being careful in their comments about Urias’ situation, mindful that the MLB investigation remains open and the city attorney in Los Angeles could still bring charges for last week’s incident. Urias was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery.“It’s something that MLB took control of,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said, emphasizing that the team sought “updates” on the investigation over the past week but otherwise could not be involved. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

King says he wishes he’d made abortion argument in ‘softer way’

first_imgDES MOINES — Republican Congressman Steve King Friday afternoon said he wishes he had phrased a recent statement about abortion differently, but he said the statement “was objectively honest and accurate.”Two weeks ago, King told a central Iowa group that given “all the rape and pillage” over the centuries, there might not be any population of the world left if all the “products of rape and incest” were removed from “all the family trees.” King hosted a news conference in Des Moines to discuss the topic.“I would point out that genealogists have contacted me and said that’s 100% correct,” King said. “I’d rather deliver that in a little softer way, though.”King said the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” carries that message, as an angel showed the film’s main character what life in his community would have been like had he not been born. King was joined at the news conference by a handful of people who, like King, support an abortion ban without exceptions for rape and incest. “Save the 1” president Rebecca Kiesling thanked King for his comments and accused King’s critics of classifying those who are conceived in rape as she was as “sub-human.”“You just throw it around like it’s some kind of political game and you throw out these headlines like it’s a frickin’ joke. It’s not. You’re talking about real people, about our lives and you’re so callous and flippant,” Kiesling said. “And I am so grateful that there are others who are willing to put themselves out there when they don’t have a personal stake go like I do.”Personhood Iowa executive director Tim Overlin said King is among the few politicians who have “gone to the wall” on the abortion issue.“If we’re not going to back them up, then I don’t know how we can expect them to keep fighting against the folks in and outside of the party,” Overlin said.Tamara Scott, host of a program called “Truth for Our Time” on YouTube, said the evidence of rape and incest is destroyed if there’s an abortion.“Crimes go unnoticed, criminals go unpunished, predators run free, women and children remain in danger,” Scott said. “..The media and lawmakers have it within their means to put an end to this tragedy.”Scott is also the Iowa Republican Party’s National Committeewoman and a lobbyist for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, but Scott said she was not at the news conference to endorse King or get involved in King’s Republican Primary. Three Republicans in the fourth congressional district are challenging King’s bid for a 10th term in the U.S. House.last_img read more