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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Syracuse struggles to defend set pieces in 3-2 loss against Notre Dame

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgSyracuse’s game plan was simple: Limit Notre Dame’s set pieces. It didn’t.Film studies were dedicated to finding a solution. One was concocted, but it proved futile. Coaches drilled it into players in practice throughout the week. On Friday night, they watched defenders shake their heads thrice. Multiple defenders said they knew it was coming. And they couldn’t stop it anyway.For a bulk of the game, the Orange out defended the Fighting Irish. With the return of Kamal Miller, the backline stepped up. Yet, three set pieces gave No. 12 Notre Dame (4-0-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) all the offense it needed in its 3-2 win over Syracuse (2-2, 0-1) in SU Soccer Stadium. Orange head coach Ian McIntyre said SU played well defensively, but for three moments, it failed. Ultimately, it proved the difference between itself and the No. 12 team in the country.“We knew some of the threats they were going to bring,” McIntyre said, “and they exposed us and exploited us on some of those.”UND mustered only three shots in the first half. SU, led by Miller, snuffed out Notre Dame’s wing-based offense. In the second half, McIntyre said, the Fighting Irish went “direct.” It pressed forward and lofted passes through the middle of Syracuse’s 3-5-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMost of the time, a cross to the midfield found the head of an Orange player who knocked it away. Though some crosses yielded fouls in UND’s favor. Time and again, the referee blew his whistle, jogged to the spot and awarded Notre Dame a set piece.Following a foul on an SU defender, UND had a restart from midfield. The ball careened out for a corner kick. Syracuse zeroed in on Notre Dame’s “main target,” 6-foot-3 center back Patrick Berneski. In the 53rd minute, Berneski sliced through the SU blockade, rose and knocked in his team-leading fourth goal. After controlling, and not capitalizing on a dominant first half, Syracuse stared down a one-goal deficit.“We knew everything about them,” midfielder Hugo Delhommelle said, “it’s very annoying. … When you leave space for those kinds of players, they punish you.”Five minutes later, following another SU foul, UND earned a free kick near midfield. McIntyre shouted directives to Delhommelle. The senior midfielder, playing in a deeper position for the first time in nearly a decade, was positioned in front of the penalty box, too far from the horde of jerseys.The ball sent into the box, Delhommelle shuffled to clear it but was a step too late. The mishit skied the ball in the air and to the foot of Thomas Ueland. His looping shot floated over and past SU goalie Hendrik Hilpert. 2-0.“That’s my role,” Delhommelle said. “When the ball is in this area it’s my responsibility to clear it. I made a mistake.”Both Delhommelle and Miller stressed postgame that UND’s goals would never happen again. The former called each score a “one-in-10” occurrence. In the 75th minute, SU then a goal behind, Notre Dame’s Felicien Dumas punctuated the visitor’s third set piece goal with a free kick. Just outside the box, Dumas swung his left leg forward and shelved it past Hilpert. Dumas charged his sideline, a mosh of teammates waiting for him. Hilpert could only watch.Postgame, Hilpert signed autographs for young fans with a stern look on his face. He bumped a bystander on his march to the locker room and kept walking.“It’s a bit of a slap in the face because we prepared so, so hard for it,” Miller said. Published on September 7, 2018 at 11:24 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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