Protect workers by asking sick employees to stay home and advising all staff members to monitor themselves for febrile respiratory illnesses. Take steps to ensure that staff members exposed to suspected flu patients use respiratory and eye protection and to stockpile personal protective equipment. See also: Concerning the recommendation to provide separate waiting rooms for possible flu patients, Reynolds said many pediatric practices already do that, because children tend to be “a little germier” and less careful with respiratory etiquette. The practice is less common at family practice and internal medicine clinics, he added. If the flu is very widespread, he said, “You’re probably going to be operating with reduced staff; you probably won’t be able to see the volume of patients you normally see. And it’s important to realize that during the pandemic sometimes you’re going to want to keep healthy patients away from the office to protect them.” Inform employees about your plan for coping with additional surge during the pandemic. Make sure you know about the pandemic planning and response activities of the hospitals, outpatient facilities, and local public health in your community. But he added one suggestion: postponing healthy patients’ appointments if necessary to cope with staff absenteeism and to protect the patients from exposure to the flu when cases are peaking. One thing that some practices might have trouble with is persuading workersincluding physiciansto stay home when sick, he said. “Doctors have got to bite the bullet and realize that they’re human and if they get sick, they should stay home,” he said. “We’re trying to be heroic, trying to be diligent. But hey, we’re all human; we get sick.” “We really haven’t done it, but our waiting room is large enough that it would not be a huge burden to put up a partition,” he said. “If we sit [potential flu patients] separately from the healthy patients coming in, I think that would help cut down on transmissibility.” Prepare for potentially high absenteeism by cross-training staff members. Provide staff with free immunization against seasonal flu, since seasonal and pandemic strains may be circulating at the same time. Jul 15, 2009 (CIDRAP News) Outpatient clinics should provide separate waiting and exam rooms for possible H1N1 flu patients and prepare business continuity plans, among other steps to prepare for a potential flood of pandemic flu patients this fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended today. Plan for a surge of patients and increased demands for your services, which might include using your telephone system to advise callers on when to seek medical care or emergency care. CDC’s 10 recommendations for medical offices and outpatient facilitieshttp://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/10steps.htm “I think overall their recommendations are sound and appropriate and would encourage physicians to adopt them,” said Wayne J. Reynolds, DO, former president of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, in response to a CIDRAP News request to look at them. Develop a business continuity plan that includes training enough people to handle essential functions and alternative ways to get critical supplies. Know where to turn for reliable information, such as the CDC’s H1N1 Web site and state health department sites. The CDC released 10 pandemic preparedness recommendations for outpatient facilities, such as planning for high staff absenteeism, asking sick employees to stay home, and providing staff with personal protective equipment. The recommendations are intended for outpatient clinics and surgery centers, urgent care centers, and physical therapy clinics. Reynolds said he thinks most offices provide free seasonal flu immunizations to staff members and that many are cross-training staff to prepare for absenteeism. Plan to screen patients for febrile respiratory illness when they enter your facility, use separate waiting and exam rooms for flu patients if feasible, and provide patients with surgical masks, facial tissues, and hand hygiene products. Briefly, the CDC recommendations are as follows: “I don’t think any of these things are terribly burdensome; it’s just that people need to stop and think about them and make sure they’re doing these things,” he said. “These are a good ten recommendations. Most of them are common sense, but sometimes putting them in writing is the best way to go,” said Reynolds, who works at a three-physician clinic in Newport News, Va., and is a member of Virginia’s state Board of Medicine.
Willian’s agent gives hope to Arsenal over free transfer from Chelsea Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 12:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Frank Lampard is keen for Chelsea to agree a new deal with Willian (AFP via Getty Images)‘He’s always been very much under the same mode.‘We have two very big offers, one from the MLS. And the insistence the MLS is that he has to make the decision and come over on July 1.‘And he’s always been under the same mode, he’s wanted to finish the season off at Chelsea, and then the day after the season has finished he will make his decision.‘He has two concrete offers from Premier League teams on the table.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He has an MLS offer on the table, which is a very big offer as well. And he he’s got two other offers from Europe.‘So Willian is in a great position. He has four offers on the table. He will make his decision after the FA Cup final.‘Physically he’s in great condition and he’s always kept himself at a very high level.‘He’s playing at the top of his game with Chelsea. He’s always going to give you a straight eight to 10 out of 10, every game he plays he’s going to give you everything.‘He’s never had any, touch wood and I don’t want to jinx it, injury issues so there’s no reason why he can’t play for another four or five years if he wants to.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Willian will decide between four offers after Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Arsenal (Getty Images)Kia Joorabchian claims Willian has not yet made a final decision over his future following interest from Arsenal and says the winger will finalise his plans after Chelsea’s FA Cup final this weekend.The 31-year-old is out of contract this summer and Chelsea have so far failed to reach an agreement over a new deal.Willian is demanding a three-year contract but Chelsea have only been willing to offer him a deal which covers the next two seasons.Arsenal have reportedly offered Willian a contract worth £250,000 a week but Joorabchian has revealed that the Brazil international has four options on the table.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOn Monday, reports claimed that Chelsea had make a breakthrough in negotiations with Willian.But Joorabchian insists the midfielder’s future will not be resolved until after Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday.‘I don’t think he’s done a U-turn or any kind of turn really,’ Joorabchian told talkSPORT.
“Second, a key part of environmental and social impact stems from supply chains, but corporate sustainability reports cannot integrate the entire supply chain.“Third, selecting different sustainability indicators and uneven weighting makes it difficult to compare the results.”The new assessment is based on data produced by institutions like the OECD, World Bank, and ILO.On the topic of it incorporating analysis of supply chains, Scope said this addressed “one of the big bugbears for investors”, namely measuring all the ESG externalities resulting from a company’s economic activities.“Integrating the supply chain into ESG analysis also helps all entities involved feel collectively responsible for the externalities they create,” added Scope.To assign a monetary value to companies’ impacts, Scope said it uses “the latest available scientific results on environmental and social costs of economic activities, such as the calculated economic price on society for polluting one litre of clean water”.Scope’s ESG Impact Review is not a risk measure in the sense that it does not directly analyse the risks borne by a corporate that could affect its financial performance.However, Scope said the output of its model provided an external cost per euro of revenue that gave a good estimate of the maximum exposure of a corporate’s revenue to transition risk.The model currently covers the 1,600 constituents of the MSCI World Index.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Credit rating agency Scope has developed a methodology for scoring companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts that it claims represents an “innovative and disruptive approach”.Dubbed ‘ESG Impact Review’, the tool – aimed at investors and issuers – bypasses corporate sustainability reports to instead draw on macro-level data, incorporates analysis of supply chains’ impact on the environment, society and governance, and assigns specific monetary values to a company’s ESG impacts.According to Scope, the new product addresses three major challenges facing investors wanting to assess businesses’ sustainability.“First, existing sustainability scores primarily rely on non-standardised self-disclosure by companies,” said Diane Melville, who recently joined Scope Group as head of ESG from the World Bank, in a statement.
“I’ve shot 64 and a 68 on this golf course, which are two really good scores,” the former world number one said. “Yesterday was just one of those days where nothing really went right. I couldn’t get any momentum. “It would be nice to shoot another good one tomorrow, but I feel good with my game and I saw enough positives in there to give me confidence going into the Open. “I didn’t get off to the best of starts, being one over through two holes when you are looking to be one under, but after that I played really solid golf and didn’t put myself in much trouble. “I feel much more prepared going into next week. Coming in here I was hitting these shots that I needed into the wind on the range and hitting them perfectly, but today I hit a couple that weren’t so good. Hitting them in practice and hitting them under the gun are two completely different things, and being able to do that over the past three days and tomorrow as well can only help going into next week. “It’s just about getting rid of these bad stretches of holes or these bad second rounds or whatever it is. If I can get rid of that, then there’s no reason why I can’t go next week and really contend.” Justin Rose and Marc Warren lead the way on 10 under heading into the final round. McIlroy continued a worrying trend of following a superb opening round with a terrible second one at Royal Aberdeen, shooting a course-record 64 on Thursday and a seven-over-par 78 on Friday. The 25-year-old responded with a more sedate 68 on Saturday to finish three under par and was happy to take the positives from the week as a whole ahead of the year’s third major championship at Hoylake. Press Association Rory McIlroy declared himself happy with his Open preparations after bouncing back from a familiar Friday failing in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Press Association Walsh said: “He’s not slow, no one else wanted to make it and I was going to go my fractions not theirs. “Willie is a genius and has a great team of staff around him. “Faugheen is a wonderful horse. He has jumped better, he missed the second-last. “It was a massive call not to ride Hurricane Fly. When you see what Hurricane Fly was doing at home, it was a big call to get off him. “It was some training performance, to have the first two in the Supreme as well.” Saddling his third winner of a dream day, Mullins said: “What a team effort. Ruby said he was going to make it and win it. This is beyond our wildest dreams. It’s just too good to be true.” Walsh made his intentions clear as he took Faugheen to the head of the line before the tapes went up. He set a steady pace with The New One and Jezki, last year’s winner, not letting him get too far away until upping the tempo from three out. There was no let up as Faugheen stormed clear in the straight to win in impressive fashion. Victory in the feature completed a remarkable hat-trick for Mullins and Walsh in three of the first four races of the four-day Festival after the wins of Douvan and Un De Sceaux earlier on the card. Mullins said: “I don’t know if I’m the first to train the first three (in the Champion), but if I am it’s fantastic. I was hoping one of them might win it. “Faugheen was fantastic, Ruby was fantastic. He dictated the pace, did what he did when he wanted and quickened when he wanted. “I thought Hurricane Fly ran a fantastic race throughout and Arctic Fire – I can’t see a rib on him yet, so I think there is far more improvement in him than the rest of them.” Mullins added: “Ruby told me a month ago what he was going to do as it didn’t look like anything else would make the running. When you have Ruby it’s less of a concern, although it is a very hard thing to do to make the running in the Champion Hurdle. “Faugheen was just awesome today and we know he’s still improving. There’s no reason to go novice chasing when you have a hurdler as good as this. He will definitely go to Punchestown. “Ruby slowed it down and then quickened at the second-last and he put it to bed very quickly.” He went on: “Hurricane Fly ran a very good race, softer ground would suit him better and I still don’t think I’ve got Arctic Fire as fit as I want him. We will look to Punchestown with him and then I think we will go back on the Flat and see if he’s good enough for the Melbourne Cup.” Owner Rich Ricci had earlier seen his colours carried to victory by the Mullins-trained Douvan in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and he hailed the achievement of the County Carlow maestro. He said: “This is just the day of a lifetime. Ruby was great and Willie is just magic. He’s a great horse and I think it’s the first time anybody has trained the first three in the Champion Hurdle. “He had the first two in the Supreme and he only ran one in the Arkle. I couldn’t watch the race – I’ll catch it on a replay!” The 4-5 shot made all the running in the hands of Ruby Walsh, finding plenty when asked to take his unbeaten tally over hurdles to eight. Arctic Fire (20-1) chased him hard up the hill to take second place, with dual winner Hurricane Fly (8-1) a gallant third. Faugheen was imperious as he led home a Willie Mullins-trained one-two-three in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Fourth was the target for Van Gaal at the start of the season, but he insists leaders Chelsea are not out of reach even though United have just seven matches left. “We have to play against the first three in the league (Chelsea, City and Arsenal) and normally when you play against better teams with more points it’s not done yet,” the United manager said. “We are looking up and we have to win every week but anything is possible. “We have made a big gap to fifth and we can suffer a defeat. “Liverpool is now eight points behind us and we are more than eight points behind Chelsea. We probably won’t be champions but we can give pressure.” Rooney’s 79th-minute strike will be a contender for goal of the month, if not the season. The England captain brought down substitute Angel di Maria’s cross with his left foot and then turned sharply before sweeping the ball past Brad Guzan on the volley with his right. “It was beautiful – and also the assist of Di Maria,” Van Gaal said. “He was not on the pitch long and he already has an assist. That’s fantastic Louis van Gaal would not rule out an 11th-hour tilt at the title after watching his Manchester United team blow Aston Villa apart at Old Trafford. Ander Herrera bagged his sixth and seventh goals of the season and Wayne Rooney scored a stunning volley as United recorded a 3-1 win which moved them above Manchester City into third place. United’s Champions League’s hopes looked to be in jeopardy a few weeks ago, but after five straight wins, Van Gaal’s team are now eight points ahead of Liverpool and are just one point behind second-placed Arsenal. “It was his 10th assist this season today and he hasn’t played all the game like Herrera did so it’s a fantastic result. “Like Di Maria his time is coming but he has to wait for the right moment.” Herrera rounded off the 3-1 win with a low first-time drive after Christian Benteke had scored a late consolation for the visitors. The Spaniard’s first goal was a peach. He cushioned the ball with his left foot after Daley Blind’s pull-back and then slammed a low drive into the far corner. Van Gaal was so happy with Herrera’s first that he planted a kiss on the young midfielder’s head in the dressing room at half-time. “Ander has a very good kicking technique and he should only be more composed,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “I said to him ‘you have to control the ball before you shoot’. “I said that to him again in yesterday’s training session, and then I kissed him at half-time because he had controlled the ball for the first time in his life and then he shot! “But then I came after the second half to him and he said ‘without control I can do it also!'” Villa, meanwhile, are nervously looking over their shoulders after the fourth defeat of Tim Sherwood’s reign. The Midlanders are three points from safety ahead of Tuesday’s crunch match against fellow strugglers QPR. Villa will be fourth from bottom if Sunderland beat Newcastle on Sunday. Sherwood was not too unhappy with his team’s efforts, but he was disappointed to go behind one minute before the break. “There’s never a good time to concede a goal but that first goal knocked the stuffing out of us before half-time,” the Villa boss said. “But we never panicked and kept ourselves in the game. We did that right until injury time when the third goal killed us. “I thought we stuck in there. We were always in the game until the third goal killed us off. “We were just waiting for a break. We thought we might have one more chance in us. “They left nothing on the pitch. But Manchester United were too good for us.” Villa were hindered on Saturday because Ashley Westwood and Scott Sinclair were ruled out through hamstring injuries and they are not expected to be fit for the QPR game. Alan Hutton is also a doubt after suffering an ankle injury at Old Trafford. “The injuries are crippling, ridiculously crippling,” Sherwood said. Press Association
Rep. Schiff also said an interview will likely be scheduled as early as this week.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to make a statement at 5 p.m. EST.This story is developing. The move comes as at least 158 House Democrats have backed a possible impeachment inquiry in connection to allegations by a whistleblower that President Trump pressed the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in a phone call.Suspicion surrounds Trump due to his actions around that time.Trump reportedly asked his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to put a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before the call.Trump later released the military aide after the whistleblower made his complaint, according to reports.The white blower’s complaint has created major controversy for Trump, who is adamantly denying the allegations.Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff announced via Twitter that the whistleblower’s attorney had informed the committee that he would like to testify.We have been informed by the whistleblower’s counsel that their client would like to speak to our committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI as to how to do so.We‘re in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblower’s testimony as soon as this week.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 24, 2019 President Trump is authorizing the release of a transcript of his phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.Trump tweeted Tuesday that his office will release a complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of his conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy tomorrow.….You will see it was a very friendly and totally appropriate call. No pressure and, unlike Joe Biden and his son, NO quid pro quo! This is nothing more than a continuation of the Greatest and most Destructive Witch Hunt of all time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s department is reporting that they have arrested a 61-year-old woman who reported pulled a gun on one woman and shot another woman who was recording her during a heated argument at Publix.The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon at the store on 5970 S. Jog Road in Lake Worth.Officials say Renata Ray got into an argument with another shopper and reportedly threatened to kill her. She then pulled out her gun from her waistband and that’s when the victim contacted police.At that point Ray began walking to her car. Another woman who was exiting the store at the same time began taking photos of Ray and that’s when Ray confronted her asking “what are you looking at?” Ray then put her hand in her pants and retrieved her gun before shooting the victim in the foot.Ray then fled the scene in a red Volvo, however, within minutes she authorities located her vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Authorities say that the weapon was found on Ray during the traffic stop.She is now facing several charges including attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.As of Monday, Ray was being held at that Palm Beach County jail without bond.
In anticipation of No. 3-seed Syracuse’s second-round matchup with No. 14-seed Western Michigan on Thursday, The Daily Orange spoke with David Drew. Drew covers Western Michigan University sports for the Kalamazoo Gazette and MLive Media Group.The Daily Orange: What was the team’s initial reaction when it found out it was playing Syracuse?David Drew: Seeing their name up on the big screen was a big thrill because it hadn’t happened in 10 years for this program, but the seed that they got was a little disappointing. I think they were expecting to be a No. 13 seed or a No. 12 seed, especially given the fact that before they entered the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals, Western’s RPI was over 100. And by the time they beat Toledo (in the championship game), their RPI was 69. So I think when you look at some of the work that some of the major programs have done to kind of come in on a roll, maybe Western felt that they deserved to move up a seed or two. I think they come in with a little chip on their shoulder.The D.O.: Looking at the matchup, one of the first things that jumped out to me was Western Michigan’s turnover rate. Do you think that could be an important factor going against SU’s zone?D.D.: I think it could be a problem. A few times, even late in the season when they’ve been playing really good basketball, they’ve dug themselves a hole. And look no further than Friday against Akron in the MAC tournament semifinals. They fell behind 18, went into halftime down 17 and really just looked out of sync offensively. They went on a big run in the second half to win, obviously, but Western cannot afford to do that against a Syracuse team that is deeper, has more talent, is longer and is just going to come in with more experience. So Western cannot turn the ball over and have success.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: How much zone has the team faced this season?D.D.: As much as people talk about the Syracuse defense, I don’t think it is going to be as intimidated as another lower seed might be for the simple fact that Western played Eastern Michigan twice this year. And Eastern Michigan’s coach is Rob Murphy, who was an assistant at Syracuse from 2004-2011. So the Broncos are going to fall back on their knowledge of the Eastern Michigan zone, which is very similar to Syracuse’s, in preparing for this game. It’s anyone’s guess if that preparation will pay off, but I think that is a small advantage that Western has over another team that’s going to face Syracuse for the first time this year.The D.O.: So if Western Michigan is to upset Syracuse, how do you see it happening?D.D.: It’s got to be an inside-out game because that’s when Western is at its best. It’s got to be inside to Shayne Whittington for the first touch on a lot of possessions. He’s got to have a lot of success. Looking at the two matchups with Eastern, against that zone, Shayne was 3-for-12 in the first game for six points. In the second game, I want to say he had 22 points and he was 8-of-15 from the floor. If you’re going to be successful, you’ve obviously got to make that zone collapse and kick it out and hit 3s. When David Brown, the other Western senior is on, that guy can shoot from anywhere in the gym. He’s going to pull it whether he’s 0 for his last three, or three for his last three.The D.O.: Besides David, I saw Austin Richie (41.2 percent) is a very good 3-point shooter. What kind of secondary shooters do the Broncos have?D.D.: Austin, I would say he’s a solid point guard, good ball-handler. But in terms of offense, he’s not a real big scoring threat. With that said, when Richie scores 10 or more points this season, the Broncos are undefeated. That says how important his offense can be at times. If you’re looking for secondary scoring in this game, I would look for Connar Tava and I would look for Tucker Haymond. Those two guys were kind of X-factors in the MAC tournament for Western.The D.O.: On the flip side of the ball, how do you think Western Michigan can defend against the length of Syracuse?D.D.: That’s going to be tough for Western. If Syracuse is going to go to the rim and take it down low, and if Whittington gets in foul trouble, that’s big trouble for Western. The Broncos have some nice role players on the bench, but they don’t have anybody near 6-11. Not a lot of teams do. When Whittington is not on the floor, the Broncos lack a lot of scoring inside because their bench forwards are kind of the defensive, rebounding, maybe-hit-a-shot kind of guys. They don’t really have a double-digit scorer coming off the bench,The D.O.: Is there anything else that we haven’t covered that you think will be crucial on Thursday?D.D.: At the end of the day, I think it all comes down to turnovers. I think Western will be ready for the zone, but I don’t think they’ll be ready for the atmosphere and that big stage that Syracuse has experience with. It’s pretty much going to be a Syracuse home game.The D.O.: Has the team experienced anything like that?D.D.: Not really. They went to Missouri in the nonconference, but it was over Christmas break so it wasn’t a full house. So not in terms of what they’re going to see. I just don’t see Western being ready for that element just in terms of how loud it’s going to be there. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 18, 2014 at 2:20 am Contact Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Stephen_Bailey1
The University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team had a tough start to their brutal road trip on Wednesday night. No. 6 Minnesota took care of No. 5 Wisconsin in consecutive sets, downing the Badgers, 25–17, 25–21, 25–15. The Gophers got out to an early lead in the first set and never looked back as they controlled the tempo throughout the duration of the game.By the third set, the Badgers seemed to run out of all answers and they suffered a season-low hitting percentage of .232. What truly came back to haunt the Badgers was their lack of fundamentals. The team had 13 errors compared to just seven by Minnesota.Minnesota’s dynamic duo shined and was the focal point in the Gophers success. Stephanie Samedy and Alexis Hart both recorded 14 kills while hitting .386 as a team. This is the first time this season the Badgers have recorded a lower hitting percentage than their opponent. Samedy added 10 digs to her stat line and the Gophers cruised their way to a victory.Women’s soccer: Badgers look to capitalize this weekend against Rutgers, MarylandThe No. 22 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8–2–1, 2–1–1 Big Ten) heads home this weekend to play Rutgers Read…As for the Badgers, Dana Rettke played very well with 12 kills and an ace. However, at times it seemed as though the only thing that was working was feeding the ball to Rettke and that became problematic for the Badgers. In order to win high caliber games against teams like Minnesota, the Badgers have to be hitting from all angles and they need to get better contributions from the outside hitters.To give credit where it is due, Madison Duello and Grace Loberg did play a decent game, each recording eight kills, but it was not enough to hang around with the Gophers. Next up on the schedule, the Badgers travel to West Lafayette to play in front another raucous crowd. The boilermakers will be hungry to prove themselves because despite their only loss coming at the hands of No. 8 Illinois, they have only played two ranked opponents this season. The other game was a win over then No. 25 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, who is now unranked.Volleyball: Badgers to face third ranked opponent of season in MinnesotaWith the Wisconsin Badger volleyball team off to a quick 2-0 start to the Big Ten season, they face a Read…Purdue will be looking to establish themselves not only in the Big Ten but in the National spotlight as well. The only thing standing in their way is a Wisconsin team looking to rebound in a big way after the loss to Minnesota. No. 5 Wisconsin at No. 16 Purdue will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday night. You can catch the action on BTN2GO or listen live on 100.9 FM, The Badger Sports Network.