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Canadian nat’l in Negros Occ. tests negative for nCoV

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgHe added the patient, who was admittedat the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), wasdischarged from the hospital on yesterday. He also urged the public to alwaysverify information related to nCoV from the Department of Health website and torefrain from spreading fake news. As of Wednesday, the City HealthOffice reported two more PUIs – a 67-year-old male, a foreign national, who hada layover in Taiwan, and a 30 to 40-year-old Filipino male who traveled to HongKong. The remaining two PUIs were also atthe hospital waiting for the laboratory results from the RITM. BACOLOD City – A43-year-old Canadian national who was under investigation  for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) infection had tested negative for thevirus. One of the two is a 12-year-old with ahistory of travel to Hong Kong and Macau while the other is a 58-year-oldfemale. They are now confined in atertiary hospital, she addedcenter_img Dr. Julius Drilon, medical centerchief II, said in a statement that this was based on the result of theconfirmatory testing from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). CHO Environment and SanitationDivision head Grace Tan said the swab samples of the latest two patients wouldbe sent to the RITM as soon as possible. “The CLMMRH is assuring the publicthat the hospital is implementing strict infection control measures inproviding treatment to these patients,” Drilon said. The Bacolod City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Council  has passed a resolution requesting for aP10-million budget that will be utilized by the inter-agency task force for theprevention and control of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

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Quantum Foundation offers Help During COVID Time-of-Need

By on September 20, 2020

first_img(West Palm Beach, Fla.) – To help those struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, Quantum Foundation has allocated $250,000 to 20 Palm Beach County qualifying nonprofits to help meet the basic needs of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The money is being used for rent assistance, food distribution, toiletries and other basic needs.This is the 10th year for the annual Quantum in the Community initiative, which has set aside $1 million for Palm Beach County nonprofits.The remaining $750,000 will be distributed in the fall. All the money stays local.Restoration Bridge International: Quantum Foundation recently funded basic needs in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Restoration Bridge International, based in Lake Worth, was a recipient of that funding. RBI gives food to the homeless, migrant communities, section 8 housing, residents of transitional recovery homes, seniors, vets, churches – over 78 organizations in total. Each Saturday morning, Restoration Bridge distributes free food to anyone in need in the parking lot at Church By The Glades at 127 South M Street in Lake Worth. Individuals and families receive boxes of fresh produce, dairy, meat, and more.The money will fund essentials such as meals, hygiene products, rent/utility assistance, clothing, transportation, and more. The funding comprises the first round of awards in honor of Quantum Foundation’s 10th annual Quantum in the Community initiative. This year, $1 million has been allocated for Quantum in the Community. Usually awarded in the fall, immediate needs pushed up a partial payout of the QIC funding, with the balance of the $1 million ($750,000) to be distributed in November.“The COVID-19 pandemic brought forward longstanding health inequities in disinvested communities, exposing the impacts of the social determinants of health such as economic and social conditions that influence a group’s health status,” said Eric Kelly, president of Quantum Foundation. “Health equity is our way forward, and these vulnerable communities need culturally competent care and basic needs now more than ever. Health is not the absence of illness, but rather a positive state of physical and mental well-being, and these grants are a step in the right direction.”The funds are unrestricted and will go toward operational support as well as programmatic needs. Since March, Quantum Foundation will have given away $900,000 in COVID-19 relief funding with $650,000 additional funding outside of the QIC grants. All the money allocated will stay in Palm Beach County and cover all areas from Tequesta to Boca Raton and Belle Glade to Riviera Beach.A committee of Quantum Foundation staff and board members carefully considers each application, and grantees must meet eligibility requirements. To learn more, visit the Quantum Foundation website here.Quantum Foundation’s mission is to fund initiatives that improve the health of Palm Beach County residents. In 1998, Quantum Foundation marked its rookie year as one of Palm Beach County’s newest and largest philanthropic organizations with an impressive $7.6 million granted to more than 40 Palm Beach County projects. Just over 20 years later, with assets of approximately $155 million, the organization’s focus remains on keeping Palm Beach County healthy. Their awards to date total more than $145 million and have impacted hundreds of local nonprofit organizations. Every dollar the foundation grants continues to stay in the county to benefit local communities. For information about Quantum Foundation, or to learn about applying for grants, please visit www.quantumfnd.org or call 561-832-7497.Full List of Grantees Belle Glade/Pahokee – $25,000 Church of the Harvest Food/financial assistance: Glades Area Pantries offers a food and clothing pantry, furniture, and financial assistance. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Church of the Harvest has distributed more than 200 tons of food and over $12,000 in financial assistance. Light House Café Food assistance: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lighthouse began serving to-go meals and has increased by nearly 3,000 meals since March 18. Boynton Beach/Delray Beach – $20,000 Eat Better Live Better (EBLB) Food assistance: EBLB is focused on being a solution to the food crisis caused by COVID-19 by delivering healthy groceries to families in need. Partnering with Digital Vibez & Project Smile, EBLB distributes nearly 100 boxes of groceries twice a week. Operation 120 Basic needs: Operation 120 provides temporary supportive housing, food, clothing, toiletries, transportation, and basic needs to homeless and at-risk female veterans. Jupiter/Tequesta – $40,000 CareBag Basic needs: CareBag provides proper hygiene to homeless and families in need. The organization provides PPEs and coordinates with local churches to provide meals. St. Vincent de Paul Financial assistance: Since COVID-19, St. Vincent has assisted 69 Jupiter residents for a total of $57,646. Riviera Beach/Lake Park – $30,000 Joint Mission Basic needs: Joint Mission provides veterans with free, including beds, mattresses, linens, and other home necessities. Riviera Beach Community Outreach Basic needs: The organization provides direct services such as food distribution, assistance with Palm Tran discount bus passes, applying and enrollment in SNAP benefits, clothing for children and adults, and weekly on-site essential healthcare services. St. George’s Community Center Food assistance: St. George currently serves an average of 300 meals per day, Monday through Friday, and 80 meals on Saturday to homeless individuals in Riviera Beach. Lake Worth/Lantana – $20,000 Arms of Hope Food assistance: Requests for hot meals has increased 40 percent, and in the last four months Arms of Hope has provided 42,405 meals. Restoration Bridge Food assistance: Run by an all-volunteer staff, in 2019 Restoration Bridge provided 6,806,534 pounds of food to Palm Beach County residents. Due to COVID-19, the organization has seen a 40 percent increase in food distribution. North Palm Beach/Palm Beach Gardens – $30,000 FFA Foundation Financial assistance: FFA Foundation helps clients in early recovery with transportation, rental, and utility assistance. In 2019, FFA gave away $51,000 in financial assistance to Palm Beach County residents. Hands Together Food and financial assistance: Over the past two and a half months, Hands Together has served 759 families (3,190 people) 4,610 ready-to-eat meals. The organization has also been working with several Haitian pastors to provide for their parishioners and has provided $14,000 in rent/utility assistance over the past three months. Wellington/Greenacres/Royal Palm Beach – $25,000 Society of St. Vincent Financial assistance: Society of St. Vincent helps with funding to provide temporary housing for homeless families until they can be placed in a permanent home. The organization also assists with past-due rent, utility bills, and food. Wellington Cares Basic needs: Wellington Cares provides necessities such as transportation, medication prescription fees, and other services to 2,340 seniors in the community who prefer to remain living in their home. West Palm Beach – $60,000 Buccan Provisions Food assistance: Since COVID-19, Buccan Provisions has served 125,000 meals with 15,000 weekly meals provided. Extended Hands Food assistance: In 2019, the Hands Choice Pantry distributed non-perishable food items, fresh produce, meat, dairy, and bread to more than 3,000 families (feeding over 7,000 individuals) and its soup kitchen served more than 15,000 hot meals. Since COVID-19, services have increased 31 percent compared to the same time last year. Feed the Hungry Food assistance: Serving more than 10,000 families with over 140 pounds of food per family, Feed the Hungry also provides food to several small food pantries and shelters. HACER Food assistance: HACER regularly serves between 150-175 families at each distribution, and since COVID-19, the organization is now serving more than 500 families at each distribution site. Hospitality Helping Hands (HHH) Food assistance: The organization’s weekly grocery distribution serves more than 1,000 families each week. To date, HHH has provided more than 20,000 families with nutritious food. A unique element of weekly distributions is the addition of diapers and pet food.last_img read more

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Nadal, Thiem for French Open Final

By on September 8, 2020

first_imgRafael Nadal says he will have to “play his best” to beat Dominic Thiem in today’s French Open final and secure an 11th Roland Garros title. Nadal, 32, has won a record 10 titles in Paris and has lost only twice at the tournament since his debut in 2005. The Spaniard has been beaten just twice on clay in the past two seasons and both defeats have come against Thiem. “I have a very difficult match against a player that is playing great,” 16-time Grand Slam winner Nadal said. “I know I have to play my best if I want to have chances. Sunday (today) is the day to give my best, is the day to increase even a little bit more the level.”Thiem, who will be competing in his first Grand Slam final, beat Nadal at last year’s Italian Open and won the pair’s most recent meeting at the Madrid Open last month. He also beat the Spaniard in Buenos Aires in 2016.All of the Austrian’s victories over Nadal have come in three-set matches, while the world number one has beaten Thiem twice in best-of-five-set matches at Roland Garros, including a straight-set victory in the semi-finals of last year’s tournament. However, the world number eight says he “has a plan” to beat Nadal. “If I want to beat him, I have to play that way like I did in Rome and in Madrid,” Thiem said. “I know how to play against him. I have a plan. “But I’m also aware that here it’s tougher. He likes the conditions more here than in Madrid, for sure. Best of five is also different story.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Preview: Ghana v Nigeria today – All Africa Games to see football rivalry rekindled

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgIt’s going down in Congo Brazzaville.Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has boasted of a quality team capable of first beating Ghana on Wednesday and then going all the way to win gold at the 2015 All Africa Games.The Dream Team will be playing their first match of the competition against the defending champions having sat out the opening round due to Egypt’s withdrawal.Nigeria are however without some of their key players with the likes of Shehu Abdullahi and Godwin Savior not released by their European clubs for the games being staged in Brazzaville, Congo.Taiwo Awoniyi has also been excused to allow him settle at his new club Liverpool.But Siasia (below, pictured) remains confident he has a good enough team to go all the way. “We have a team capable of winning the gold medal for Nigeria,” he said.“It’s true we are going to miss some players but we have enough to help us do the job, we promise to do our best.”Ghana are already on one point after drawing goalless with Senegal in the Group B opener over the weekend.Lartey is bullish Captain of the Black Meteors, Lawrence Lartey, is not giving a quarter .This game comes after a poor display against Senegal in their opening fixture which ended in a goalless draw last Sunday.Black Meteors’ quest to defend the gold medal they won last four years will be under severe scrutiny as games between Ghana and Nigeria are very difficult to predict due to their traditional rivalry.But Lartey, who was part of the team that won gold in Mozambique, is eyeing a win. “Everyone knows that games between Ghana and Nigeria are always difficult but we will do our best to win and qualify,” Lartey told Peace FM. The national U-23 Skipper continued: “It was not the kind of result we expected against Senegal. But we didn’t lose, we drew so we still have a another chance.“That is the only chance we have now, so we will do everything possible to win the game.”Game kicks off at 1300GMT.No jokes Both nations have met at U-23 level four times with Nigeria claiming two victories over Ghana’s lone victory. A match has also been drawn at this stage.Their first meeting was in July 2007 in an Olympic Games qualifier which Nigeria won 3-2 while the return leg of the qualifier was played in November 2007 and it ended in a goalless draw.The two matches were handled by Siasisa.The two teams have met at the AAG qualifiers before. In 2011 Nigeria defeated the Black Stars 3-1 while the return leg in July 2011 was won 2-0 by Ghana, hence denying Nigeria a chance in the 2011 AAG. Star forward Etebor Oghenekaro has spoken ahead of the match: “We are fully prepared for the game, we are going for victory and by His grace, we will get the victory.“Ghana are always tough against Nigeria, we are not bothered as we are ready for them. I am calling on Nigerians to support and pray for us wholeheartedly, we won’t disappoint them.”Nigeria meanwhile won the AAG gold in 1973 as host nation.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag. Additional quotes from AllSports and Naij.last_img read more

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Live blog: The NBA announcement on Clippers owner Donald Sterling

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Sports writers from the Los Angeles News Group will live-blog the Tuesday, April 29, 2014 announcement by the NBA on what it is doing about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of racist remarks allegedly made by him on an audio recording obtained by TMZ.The news conference is expected to start at 11 a.m., but we will have coverage before, during and after whatever it is the NBA says and does.If you can’t see the live blog above, find it here: bit.ly/1o04YY8last_img read more

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Carroll Glass at 1102 N. A. St. in Wellington provides a multitude of services

By on August 14, 2020

first_imgCarroll Glass and Lock Services, at 1102 N A St, Wellington, KS 67152Call today at: (620) 326-5931LIST OF SERVICES – CARROLL GLASSStorm Windows and Doors Locks and KeysAuto-Plate – Window GlassRV Service/RepairDoor and Window Screens – new and/or repairGarage Doors and OpenersFire and Burglar AlarmsCustom FramingLimited Edition Prints.last_img

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Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgArsene WengerLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa’s George Ramsey as the FA Cup’s greatest manager.Alexis Sanchez’s early opener for Arsenal, allowed to stand despite an apparent handball, was cancelled out by Diego Costa, only for Ramsey to reply immediately with the second FA Cup-winning goal of his career.Arsenal, plagued by defensive selection issues, claimed a third FA Cup win in four seasons and 13th in total, making them the outright most successful team in the competition’s history ahead of Manchester United.Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, who had Victor Moses sent off after he received a second booking for diving, were thwarted in their attempt to complete a Premier League and FA Cup Double for the second time.It meant no glorious farewell for departing skipper John Terry, who will bow out on 717 appearances and 17 major honours after spending the match on the bench.Victory was rich vindication for Wenger, whose Arsenal future is due to be decided by a board meeting in the coming days, and allowed him to salvage something from the most difficult season of his 21-year tenure.He is reported to have been offered a two-year contract and while dissent against him has mounted this season, the stirring nature of his side’s win will surely have won back some of his team’s disgruntled fans.The Frenchman’s team took a fourth-minute lead with a goal that will be debated long after the final whistle.After blocking N’Golo Kante’s attempted clearance on the edge of Chelsea’s box, Sanchez ran through to skewer a shot past Thibaut Courtois, only for an offside flag to be raised against Ramsey.– Mertesacker magnificent –Referee Anthony Taylor consulted his assistant referee before concluding, correctly, that Ramsey had not been interfering with play, but replays showed Sanchez had handled the ball when he charged down Kante’s clearance. Arsenal’s play brimmed with belief, Mesut Ozil forcing Gary Cahill to clear off his own line and Danny Welbeck and Ramsey hitting the same post in quick succession from a corner.The absences of the suspended Laurent Koscielny, the injured Gabriel and the concussed Shkodran Mustafi brought club captain Per Mertesacker into Arsenal back three for his first start of the season.But there were few signs of ring-rust as the former Germany defender produced three crucial last-ditch blocks to thwart Costa.Chelsea stepped things up in the second half, with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina foiling Kante and Moses and Pedro curling narrowly wide, before Cesc Fabregas entered the fray in place of Nemanja Matic.But Arsenal continued to threaten on the break, Hector Bellerin working Courtois with a firm, low shot, and in the 68th minute the momentum tilted yet further in their direction.Already booked for holding back Welbeck on the touchline, Moses was shown a second yellow card for hurling himself to the ground in the Arsenal box in anticipation of an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain challenge that never came.Despite going a man down, Chelsea contrived to equalise in the 76th minute when Costa chested down substitute Willian’s pass before beating Ospina with the aid of a slight deflection off Mertesacker.But Wenger reacted by sending on Olivier Giroud and within a minute of coming on for Welbeck, he crossed from the byline on the left and Ramsey charged in to net the winner with a stooping header.Bellerin shot just wide and Ozil hit the post after cutting inside Cesar Azpilicueta, but just as in the 2014 final against Hull City, Ramsey’s goal was to prove the winner. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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FIFA chief heading for trouble over pet projects

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first_imgKigali, Rwanda | AFP | FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to ignite new opposition Friday over his ambition to introduce two money-spinning pet projects — a revamped global club cup and a bold new international championship.Infantino’s Saudi-backed plans, which have already been harshly criticised, are on the agenda of Friday’s meeting of FIFA’s ruling council.It is unclear whether the council’s 37 members will vote on the projects, giving world football’s governing body authorisation to implement them.But opponents are already sharpening the knives, deploring the proposed introduction of new competitions in an overcrowded football calendar while also targetting Infantino himself, accused of seeking to win votes ahead of his re-election bid in June next year.The World Leagues Forum, which groups professional football leagues, has expressed its strong opposition to the proposed Club World Cup format and the Global Nations League in the past.This week the influential body addressed a letter to Infantino signed by English FA chief Richard Scudamore and his Bundesliga counterpart Christian Seifert among others demanding that no decision be taken in Kigali. It also lamented the lack of any consultation between FIFA and the leagues.Forum members apparently accuse Infantino of going behind their backs directly to a few top clubs to discuss the plans for the club competition while the European Clubs Association issued an appeal to FIFA several months ago, apparently unheeded, for talks.UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin has complained of FIFA’s “strange” behaviour while UEFA, speaking via the powerful Professional Football Strategic Council (PFSC), issued a statement expressing concern about the whole process.It said the PFSC “unanimously expressed serious reservations about the process surrounding the FIFA Club World Cup and Global Nations League proposals and in particular the hasty timing and lack of concrete information”. – walkout? –The 17-member PFSC is led by Ceferin and includes Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Paris Saint-Germain, and Ed Woodward, vice-chairman of Manchester United, two clubs who attended a meeting at which Infantino presented his plans to Europe’s biggest clubs.Ill feeling has reached a point where UEFA delegates may even stage a walkout if their views go unheeded at Friday’s Council meeting, according to the New York Times this week.Infantino is pushing to revamp the Club World Cup, boosting it from seven clubs to 24 in a four-year format, 12 of them European. Currently, the competition which elicits little interest outside of Latin America is played every year.His other project is to launch a biennial league tournament for nations, the Global Nations League, a sort of mini-World Cup with eight national teams competing.Infantino says he has an offer of $25 billion over 12 years for the two competitions from a group of investors, which the Financial Times has identified as SoftBank from Japan, backed by Saudi Arabia among others.That money, he promises, will be redistributed to clubs and continental football federations.Football historian Paul Dietschy told AFP the new club competition was clearly an attempt to pull the rug from under UEFA’s highly lucrative Champions League.“The Champions League will survive,” he said, but FIFA “will snatch away some of its income.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Bruh moment of 23rd November 2019: Performance on the field? Or on the bed?…

By on August 5, 2020

first_imgImage Courtesy: EPAAdvertisement sg5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8wkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5xrr0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 98ysWould you ever consider trying this?😱2qzCan your students do this? 🌚34ctqRoller skating! Powered by Firework When you look at the roles a manager has to perform at his club, the list is lengthy. Team management, opposition analysis, transfer market- the gaffer is always working his brain for the best of his team and players. Well, Inter Milan’s Antonio Conte is a step further in the process, he advises his players how to make sex!Advertisement Image Courtesy: EPAThere have been several instances where the players have not been on peak physical agility during a game because they were busy copulating just a day before. A very strict Pep Guardiola once imposed a no sex ban on the whole manchester City team, as club superstar Samir Nasri once reported.Although Conte is not on that level of strictness, he instructs the Nerazzuri squad members to restrain from too much activity on bed, and insists to let their ladies take the lead.Advertisement Speaking to French daily L’Équipe, the 50 year old Italian said:“During the season, I advise my players to have sex for short periods and with the minimum of effort, and better use positions where they are under their partners.”Advertisement “And preferably, with their wives, because if with others, well, that needs extra action.” he added.After a year gap since leaving Stamford Bridge, Conte joined Inter on 31st May. Advertisementlast_img read more

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