Of the region’s 274 cases, Pulmones said, 125 already recovered while 11 died, bringing the active cases to 125. “Our staff selflessly and professionally care for and attend to the needs of our patients, notwithstanding the health risks that are inherent in their chosen profession. We salute them, especially our SPHI COVID team, doctors and personnel for their professionalism, dedication, and compassion. The six doctors were part of the 26 new cases that the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 confirmed yesterday and brought to 274 the total cases in Western Visayas.The COVID-19-positive hospital doctors were the following: ‘WE SHALL OVERCOME’ Contact tracing was immediately launched by the hospital in coordination with the City Health Office, he said. The doctors may have contracted the virus from a patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the source said. The virus-infected physicians included five resident doctors (four Internal Medicine and one Surgery) and a Family Medicine consultant, according to a hospital source who asked not to be named for lack of authority to speak on the matter. Here’s the breakdown of the 274 cases – Aklan, six; Antique, 14; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 24; Negros Occidental, three; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 25; and repatriates, 185./PN * 31-year-old male from Jaro district (Patient No. 265)* 29-year-old male from Mandurriao district (Patient No. 266)* 29-year-old female from Jaro (Patient No. 267)* 27-year-old from Oton, Iloilo (Patient No. 268)* 42-year-old male from Jaro (Patient No. 269)* 53-year-old male from La Paz (Patient No. 270)“I have coordinated with the hospital director. They are observing all the necessary protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the hospital,” said Treñas. St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo is a tertiary level training general hospital with a capacity of 265 beds. It was founded by the religious order Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres from France in 1911. Nobody’s allowed to enter the hospital except for healthcare workers with scheduled duties. The hospital, however, decided to temporarily close its Operating Room, Outpatient Department and Emergency Room, said Villa. Hospital staff yet to go home yesterday were advised to stay put in the hospital in line with the lockdown for their COVID tests today. Those who have gone home already yesterday were told to strictly observe home quarantine. In a statement, the SPHI management assured the public it had “protocols and processes to address the results of the said tests.” “Our protocols for infection control have always been in place and strictly followed. These are in accordance with accepted standards to address the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of everyone working, confined in, or visiting the hospital. “Positive results are managed and contact tracing is done by the SPHI COVID Task Force in accordance with government guidelines. Here’s the hospital’s official statement in full: “We have always strictly complied with the Department of Health (DOH) directives to conduct reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing among all our healthcare workers. We have protocols and processes to address the results of the said tests. Infection control protocols were also being strictly followed “to ensure the safety of everyone working, confined in, or visiting the hospital,” it added. “With God’s grace we shall all overcome COVID-19. God bless us all.” According to Atty. Roy Villa, spokesperson of the regional inter-agency task force for COVID-19, notwithstanding the lockdown the hospital remains in operation; confined patients are assured of continued medical care. Policemen are posted at the entrance of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo on General Luna Street. The hospital went on a lockdown last night as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus disease. St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo is a tertiary level training general hospital with a capacity of 265 beds. It was founded by the religious order Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres from France in 1911. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN WV CASES SURGE * 23-year-old female from Himamaylan, Negros Occidental, LSI* 24-year-old female from Bacolod City, LSI* 48-year-old female from Sibunag, Guimaras, LSI* 24-year-old female from Bacolod City, LSI* 29-year-old male from Bacolod City, LSI* 46-year-old female from Bacolod City, LSI* 28-year-old female from Pototan, Iloilo, LSI* 28-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo, LSI* 27-year-old male from Batad, Iloilo, LSI* 27-year-old male from Zarraga, Iloilo, LSI* 31-year-old male from Estancia, Iloilo, LSI* 28-year-old male from Bacolod City, LSI* 28-year-old male from Bacolod City, LSI* 25-year-old male from San Dionisio, LSI* 28-year-old male from Passi City, Iloilo, OFW* 39-year-old female from City Proper, Iloilo City, OFW* 53-year-old female from Bacolod City, LSI* 22-year-old female from Bacolod City, LSI* 21-year-old male from Bacolod City, LSI* 61-year-old male from Bacolod City, OFWAll these patients were asymptomatic and under facility quarantine. ILOILO City – St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo (SPHI) on General Luna Street went on lockdown last night after six of its doctors contracted the virus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). All asymptomatic, they were immediately quarantined, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. The ICU patient’s initial rapid test was negative for SARS-CoV-2. In the subsequent reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction test conducted, however, the patient was positive for the virus, said the source. The six hospital doctors were part of the 26 new cases recorded in Western Visayas – the highest number of cases recorded in a single day, according to Dr. Ma. Sophia Pulmones, chief of DOH Region 6’s Local Health Support Division. These brought to 274 the total cases in the region.The 20 other new cases recorded were the following (either locally stranded individuals or LSIs or repatriated overseas Filipino workers or OFWs):
The filly, who sports the same Christopher Tsui colours as her sire and is also trained by John Oxx, got off the mark at Leopardstown earlier this month after a promising debut at the same track. The Group Three contest over seven furlongs is run in memory of Charlie Weld and his son Dermot is represented by Tarfasha. The Teofilo filly opened her account at the Galway Festival. Aidan O’Brien has two hopefuls in Dazzling and Minorette, as does Jim Bolger with Chroussa and Intense Debate. The Charlie Hills-trained Queen Catrine, runner-up in the Lowther Stakes, and Stealth Missile, from Clive Brittain’s stable, are the two British entries. Avenue Gabriel, Chicago Girl, Colour Blue, Diamond Stilettos and Witches Brew complete the list. My Titania, a daughter of 2009 champion racehorse Sea The Stars, figures among 13 possibles for the CL Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. Press Association
World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod will lead a strong trio of Jamaican hurdlers competing in the 110-metre hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League on May 12. McLeod, the best sprint hurdler in the world over the past two seasons, is going for his third straight win in the Chinese city.The 23-year-old McLeod, who was missing for Jamaica at the World Indoors in Birmingham and at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, produced the fastest time in the world to win the Shanghai meeting’s traditional curtain closer in 2016, clocking 12.98 seconds to grab the title ahead of two world champions and the world record holder.In Shanghai in 2018, he will be up against a deep field that includes two compatriots Ronald Levy, the Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Hansle Parchment, the silver medalist as well as 2015 world champion Sergey Shubenkov, who was second behind the Jamaican at the London World Championships, and the 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder, Aries Merritt, who is looking for his first Shanghai victory on his seventh appearance at the meeting.Meanwhile, three Jamaicans are expected to start in the women’s 400 hurdles, including Commonwealth Games champion Janieve Russell, 2017 World Championship bronze medalist Ristananna Tracey and 2016 Rio Olympics finalist Leah Nugent.Two-time African champion Wenda Nel of South Africa, who won bronze in Australia has also been included in the lineup.
Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Eddie Mumtaz,FTSE-listed bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral has claimed a “world first technology” by taking full end-to-end control of its licensed video content.In partnership with iGame Media, Ladbrokes Coral has developed a new video streaming platform which merges the enterprises combined API video content providing users with a unified front-end experience using a single player across all digital outlets.Updating the market, Ladbrokes Coral development team stated that the bespoke platform was a ‘crucial leap forward in a changing strategy’ as the merged enterprise develops new co-synergies.Boosting operational efficiencies, the video platform will reduce the Group’s overall ‘acquisition to delivery’ cycle down to a matter of days and will enhance market engagement and distribution of content.iGame Media developed Ladbrokes Coral’s new streaming platform in such a way that they only require a single sportsbook integration API to map all video events and additionally connect with multiple rights holders as well.This means video events from major third party rights owners are also mapped via this single API, drastically reducing the multiple resources to support sportsbook integrations.“This revolutionary technology, with the industry’s first single platform video solution, allows unlimited rights holders or content aggregators to bring their offering via Ladbrokes Coral in a very short timeframe,” said Ian Chuter, Chief Operating Officer – Digital at Ladbrokes Coral Group.“It places Ladbrokes Coral in a unique place to stay abreast of technical changes and ahead of our competition. It also delivers a unified solution for our customers who can access a single player across any platform.”Eddie Mumtaz, Managing Director of iGame Media, commented on the platform “We are very excited for Ladbrokes Coral Group; working with their technical teams and strategists over the last few months has been a fantastic journey for both us and them. Our single API video platform is the future, driving a lot of cost savings for the Ladbrokes Coral operation, and equally allowing a single team to manage all their video property, giving users a unified playback experience.” Share
Share George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: The future for retail betting April 30, 2020 StumbleUpon George Fotopoulos, Vermantia: Decoding the customer engagement enigma June 30, 2020 New look ARC revamps executive leadership team February 18, 2020 Submit Share Peter Woodfine – VermantiaOmni-channel content provider Vermantia picked up the SBC award for Best Virtual Sport Product last month. Entering 2019, Business Development Director Peter Woodfine has his eye on the efficient delivery of live content and how customers will prefer to make transactions and collect their winnings…_______________________When I was over in the UK recently, I saw a story on the BBC about a pub that had gone fully cashless. Drinkers at the Crown and Anchor in South London now pay for their pints and gin and tonics using only their cash cards, smartphones, and watches. Money, in the tactile sense of it, no longer changes hands.The pub’s managers took the decision on security grounds, as it turned out, with the threat of burglary and the safety of staff having to take cash to the bank in front of mind. Upon further analysis, however, they realised that large numbers of their customers were paying for their food and drinks using a cashless method anyway. The decision to abandon the coins and notes was much easier, therefore.Needless to say, it got me thinking whether or not retail betting would ever take the plastic plunge and consign cash to the rubbish dump of history. Security is also a major consideration in retail betting. But whilst there are lots of similarities between the two licenced premises there are lots of differences too. The needs of middle-class drinkers in a London suburb do not necessarily correspond with those of customers in the local bookie, let alone the multiple different betting shop types in the far-flung corners of the world, be they in Athens or Abuja, Melbourne or Macau.For many of these customers, cash will always be king. For them, much of the thrill of their retail experience will remain ‘holding the folding’ after a well-earned win on the horses, dogs, or virtual game. What is clear, however, is that tech-savvy customers want to be able to use the variety of the new payment methods available to them wherever they are making their transactions.For that reason, Vermantia has developed a new breed of the self-service betting terminal that only takes bets from cashless devices. We will be showing our V-POS system at ICE next month and will be interested to see what operators make of it. Unlike the larger cabinet-based SSBTs, it is a compact desk top self-service device that comes with its optional printer arrangement, integrated bank payment OS as well as a decoder, with which to coordinate the on-screen live action in-shop.Probably the most interesting feature is that all wagering is completely cashless. Why the need for the printer then, I hear you say? Well we are working on a version that will allow customers to collect their winnings on the device with which they placed the bet. But our research tells us that at the moment, the majority of customers like to feel the cash in their hand, in the same way that an athlete is presented with a medal on the podium. Whether that is still the case in few years’ time remains to be seen. What is important for now is to recognise that customers want their user experience to be as simple and convenient as possible. In this, retail is no different to online dynamics.What we need to watch very carefully as an industry is that by offering customers this type of convenience, we don’t provide them with temptation too. The UK Gambling Commission recently published some advice on the subject that referred to evidence that some gamblers using cashless payment methods will sometimes spend more than they would, were they handing over cash. The reason being that the process was far less tangible and dangers less apparent.What that does is put the onus on us as responsible suppliers and operators to put in place measures to stop over-indulgence. Shop staff also have to be well-trained to spot the signs of problem gambling and encourage those at risk to stop or take a break. These are not things we should take lightly in our quest to drive revenues and increase turnover. That’s why we’ve ensured V-POS can be integrated easily within an operator’s responsible gaming platforms that can also set money and play time limits on the customer.What we must do, however, is provide choice if we are to compete for people’s leisure spend. As more retail sports betting transitions from over the counter to SSBT solutions like V-POS, customers will want to use the technology available to place their bets more easily. If that technology is available in other retail experiences they enjoy, whether that’s shopping for clothes, or visiting the Crown and Anchor, it makes sense our industry should endorse it where appropriate too. As well as protecting the vulnerable, what we must always do is provide customers with choice. Variety, after all, is the spice of life_____________________Peter Woodfine – Business Development Director – Vermantia Related Articles
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— As members of the Alpena County Republican Party mourn the loss of Commissioner Ronald Mcdonald, the process for finding a replacement has begun. Members of the Republican Party’s executive committee will select a county commissioner nominee on Friday, August 28.The selected individual will be placed on the November 3 ballot. Three candidates have expressed an interest in the position.The nominee is responsible for fulfilling the last three months of this year’s term. The county commissioner will serve the next two years on the committee, attend scheduled meetings and handle budgetary operations for the county.Individuals interested in being considered for the position must complete an affidavit of identity with the county clerk by Wednesday, August 26.The new commissioner nominee will be selected on Friday August 28.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Scotty G Fishing Tournament raises funds for Alpena cancer patientsNext Alpena woman arraigned for stealing from thrift store
Jon Jones is never going to escape the bad decisions and mistakes he has made in the past.Those chronicling his journey are obligated to include a sentence or two about the car accidents, positive drug tests and various suspensions that forced him to relinquish the UFC light heavyweight title on two occasions and limited him to just four appearances in a four-year span between January 2015 and December 2018. If Jones were ever to screw up again, all those previous mistakes will go back to being first paragraph material and corroborating evidence in the case against the transcendent talent who always seems to find a way to get into trouble.The more time he puts between himself and his last incident, the further his past mistakes slip into the background.They will always be there as markers of his career journey, signposts reminding him of where he went astray, but with each successful foray into the Octagon — each dominant victory and title defense, each display of the sublime skills and uncanny abilities that have mesmerized observers from Day One — they will continue to recede into the shadows and move further into the past until they become footnotes in a historic career; the miscues that threatened to derail the greatest fighter of all time that simply turned into another obstacle for Jones to overcome. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearHis detractors will always bring up his misdeeds as a counter to anything positive someone else says about the mixed martial arts phenom, as it’s the only means of diminishing his place in the pantheon of all-time greats.Inside the cage, his talents and accomplishments are unassailable, but the DUI in 2012 and the hit-and-run incident three years later, coupled with the multiple positive tests for banned substances, both performance-enhancing and otherwise, will always be held as demerits against him, especially opposite squeaky-clean contemporaries like Georges St-Pierre, whose biggest career gaffe was telling Matt Hughes he wasn’t impressed by his performance.But as Jones readies to defend the light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos this weekend in the main event of UFC 239 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the reality of Jones’ situation is this: while people will always remember the mistakes he’s made in the past, the more he continues to step into the cage and dominate without slipping up again, the less significant those prior transgressions become.The build to this weekend’s fight with Santos illustrates that to a tee.After fighting once a year for four consecutive years, beginning with his first bout against Daniel Cormier and culminating with his rematch against Alexander Gustafsson last December, Jones is set to compete for the third time in 27 weeks on Saturday. He said going into the bout with Gustafsson that he felt he owed it to the fans that stuck with him through all his travails to be more active and has made good on that promise.Nine weeks after finishing Gustafsson in the third round at UFC 232, Jones was back in the cage, successfully defending his title against Anthony Smith. Four months later, he’s back in town to square off with Santos, another middleweight ex-pat who has put together enough wins to challenge for gold, but enters as a massive underdog.Where Jones used to be selective and strategic about whom he fought and when, the 31-year-old is now facing the next man up at an incredible rate.Saturday night will mark Jones’ second defense of the light heavyweight championship this year, which is the same amount of times a lineal title from one of the other seven divisions on the men’s side of the roster have been defended combined in 2019.Just as his time away caused fans and media to focus on the factors keeping him out of the cage and discuss those issues ad nauseam, Jones’ frequent presence in the Octagon over the last half-year brought the focus back around to his elite skills, his accomplishments and his potential for ending the greatest fighter of all-time debate by rattling off a string of victories, moving to heavyweight and winning championship gold there as well.There have been the requisite news items about the Nevada Athletic Commission licensing Jones after denying him a license in December, prompting UFC 232 to be relocated to Inglewood, California just a handful of days before the event.There have been the social media posts about Jones’ teary-eyed press conference in advance of UFC 200 and how ironic it would be if he were to blame for the collapse of another International Fight Week main event.There have been the usual “he’s a cheater” comments bandied about by those who have decided to take up permanent residence on that hill and want to see him treated like the MMA version of Hester Prynne, minus the terrible Demi Moore movie adaptation.But for the most part, there has been excitement and anticipation, because as much as most people enjoy seeing someone fall from grace, they enjoy a good comeback even more.Seeing Jones go from looking like he might mess around and cut his career short by being a Class A knucklehead who just couldn’t be bothered to get his **** together, as Daniel Cormier once implored him to do, to being the most active champion on the roster and back on course to re-write various pages of the UFC record book is the kind of return that will transcend the sport and potentially elevate the still-not-yet-32-year-old superstar back into being the face of the sport for a wider audience in the not too distant future.If he goes out and dominates Santos on Saturday night, the talk on Sunday morning and into next week isn’t going to be about failed drug tests, car accidents and general carelessness — it will be about a third win in essentially six months, an undefeated streak extended to 17 fights and what possible threats exist on the horizon.But there is a rub, because there is always a rub.As much as the majority of people are currently caught up in the excitement of having Jones back and competing every three or four months and his previous transgressions have faded into the background for the first time in years, one miscue will bring it all flooding back to the fore.
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Surrey’s Keith Waters survived a charge by two internationals to win the English Senior Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament by a stroke on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.Waters (image © Leaderboard Photography) secured his victory with a solid score of 73 for a 36-hole total of three-over – but his winning margin was tighter than he’d expected.Defending champion Alan Mew, from Stoneham in Hampshire, and fellow international Stephen East, from Moortown in Yorkshire, both beat par with scores of one-under 70 and 69 respectively.Mew moved into second place on four-over, while East came third on six-over as they warmed up for England’s challenge in next week’s Senior Home Internationals at Crowborough Beacon in Sussex.But the trophy belonged to Waters (West Byfleet) and, although he’s won many times in a golfing career which included 16 years on the European Tour, this is a special success.“This is more special than people probably realise because I played here (Woodhall Spa) as a kid. I tell all my friends in Surrey that this is one of the greatest inland courses in the world – they think I’m exaggerating, but it is superb.”Waters, who is now the Chief Operating Officer on the European Tour, grew up in Lincolnshire. He’s a past county champion and played at Woodhall Spa in county championships and matches, as well as in the English amateur and the Brabazon.He held a two stroke lead after yesterday’s first round 72 and played very solidly today – although the putts eluded him. “I was in complete control of my game and hit some beautiful irons, but I couldn’t hole a putt, I just couldn’t get it in the hole and I didn’t make a birdie all day.”Despite that, he kept well ahead – until the closing stages. A look at the scoreboard on 15 told him he had a three-shot cushion and he deliberately played for a safe bogey five on the last, only to discover Alan Mew had birdied 16 and 17.Mew hit every fairway except one today and, although he felt he could have holed more putts, he rolled in two goods ones for his late birdies.“I’ve played well and I’ve been very pleased with my performance this week. It’s great to defend and not let myself down,” he said.Stephen East shot the low score of the championship with his two-under 69, which included a back nine of three-under. He scored his only bogey of the round on the ninth – a long hole where he’d look for a birdie – but came straight back by stiffing his approach on the next and also picked up shots on the 13th and 15th.“The course is beautiful,” he said. “I’ve never seen it so good.”Click here for the full scores. 13 Sep 2015 Surrey’s Waters wins senior Champions title
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeCoach Aaron Landon, one of the most successful Coaches in Clippers men’s basketball history, announced that he has accepted the job as head men’s basketball coach at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey.Landon came to SPSCC in 2013 from Concordia University in Oregon. He quickly built a competitive team at SPSCC that was ranked in the top five in NWAC Coaches poll every year from 2016-2019. He also led the team to three consecutive Northwest Athletic Conference West (NWAC) Regional Championships and was named NWAC West Region Coach of the Year in each of those three years. Landon celebrated his 100th win this past February and finished his career at SPSCC with a 102-68 career record. He also maintained a 23-game at-home win streak that dates back to December 2017 and is still active today.“From the time Coach Landon arrived on campus, he has created a culture of accountability, teamwork, and family within the SPSCC men’s basketball program,” said Vernell Willingham, Director of Athletics at SPSCC. “We appreciate his dedication to the development and growth of our student-athletes, the athletic department, and college as a whole. We wish him and his family the best and Saint Martin’s could not have hired a better person and Coach.”