‘Firewalls’ sought vs coronavirus before Chinese New Year exodus

first_imgThe Department of Health shouldimplement “strict quarantine protocols” especially this month when“millions of Chinese nationals are expected to travel” to the countryto celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday, Senate Health Committee chair Bong Gosaid. How the new coronavirus developed Authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 use thermal imaging cameras to detect travelers with signs of coronavirus. CNN PH “With more than half a millionpeople also in evacuation sites in Batangas, one could imagine how a contagiousvirus could wreak havoc on our people who are displaced,” he said,referring to Filipinos displaced by the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano. “Hinihikayatko na paigtingin ng DOH at DOTr ang kanilang mga scanning procedures sa lahat ng mga international airports sa bansa, lalong lalo na ‘yung merongdirect flights mula mainland China,Hong Kong at Macau,” he said. Airportofficials in the Philippines’ largest and busiest airport in the capital regionhave started screening passengers, while quarantine officers outside thecapital manually take travelers’ temperatures. “Let us not wait for this to go out ofhand. Let us sound the alarm now and prepare for a worst case scenario.” The Health department should also put upisolation wards where suspected carriers of the Wuhan virus can stay“without having to go inside the main wards” to prevent a possibleoutbreak, Red Cross chair and Senator Richard Gordon said in a statement.center_img The health department said it wasprobing the case of a 5-year-old boy who traveled to Wuhan, China and hadtested positive for the coronavirus. Whilethese measures are in place, passengers should continually read about the newdisease, be vigilant against its symptoms, and find ways on how to avoidspreading the virus, Go said. (ABS-CBN News/PN) “Inaasahanna milyon milyong mga Chinese angmagbibiyahe. All the more that we should safeguard our people from thispotential health risk,” he said, noting that 3 Chinese tourists who arrived inKalibo exhibited symptoms of the deadly virus strain. Several airports across the Asia-Pacifichave tightened security measures for travelers, especially from China afterauthorities said the virus – which has infected some 440 people in Asia’slargest economy – could mutate and be transmitted through the respiratorytract. “Every hospital, every healthfacility public, private or run by local governments have to put in placecontingency plans for patients who are consulting for runny nose, cough, sorethroat and fever,” Gordon said. MANILA – Government agencies in thecountry were urged to put up “firewalls” – or stricter quarantine areas – fortravelers who will test positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, a communicableillness that has killed nearly a dozen in China.last_img read more

Economic Development Commission meeting set

first_imgBatesville, IN—A public meeting for the Economic Development Commission of Batesville will be held on November 8 at 8:00 a.m. in the Memorial Building, Mayor’s Conference Room, 1st floor, locates at 132 South Main Street, Batesville, Indiana.last_img

Villa claim win in feisty encounter

first_img The right-back, who had been frozen out by manager Paul Lambert before this season, netted with 20 minutes left to cap their comeback. Leonardo Ulloa ended his drought with his first goal in 10 games to put the Foxes ahead but Ciaran Clark equalised within minutes. Press Association And Paul Konchesky was sent off late on for Leicester after clashing with Hutton – who was lucky to stay on – to compound the visitors’ woes. It left Nigel Pearson’s side rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and lifted resurgent Villa up to 11th. Charles N’Zogbia and Carlos Sanchez were recalled for the hosts, replacing the suspended Andi Weimann and injured Joe Cole. Danny Simpson made his first Leicester start since signing from QPR in the summer. The defender had played just 26 minutes for the Foxes this season and replaced the ill Ritchie de Laet. Liam Moore replaced suspended captain Wes Morgan and David Nugent was well enough to take his place on the bench after illness. Matty James and Benteke fired over in a quiet opening 10 minutes before Benteke’s brilliant first-time volley dropped inches wide. But the visitors took the lead on 13 minutes when Villa failed to shackle Riyad Mahrez and Guzan spilled his deflected effort straight to Ulloa who tapped in. It was a gift but Villa levelled five minutes later when Clark was granted the freedom of the area to head in Ashley Westwood’s free kick from six yards. Mahrez shot wide as Leicester responded but Villa had the measure of a spirited, if limited, Foxes side who relied on the pace of Jamie Vardy to threaten. And the striker was involved a flashpoint late in the half as tempers flared at Villa Park. First, he clattered into Westwood – forcing the midfielder to be carried off – and was lucky to only receive a caution. Then Clark caught Ulloa in a strong tackle which forced the striker off at the break, with Nugent his replacement. Mercifully for referee Craig Pawson, half-time arrived to stop the game spilling over. Tom Cleverley, who had a loan spell at Leicester in 2009, drove over three minutes into the second half before Jeff Schlupp skewed horribly over for the Foxes. Villa looked the more likely to edge ahead and Kasper Schmeichel kept the visitors level when he raced out to deny Benteke, who had run onto Sanchez’s through ball. It was another warning for the Foxes who, after going ahead, had failed to seriously test Villa. The pace of Agbonlahor continued to stretch Leicester and his angled drive was deflected away by Schmeichel after 55 minutes. But Guzan had to save Villa when he brilliantly turned over Nugent’s wonderful 18-yard volley as Leicester suddenly sparked. Their threat faded, though, as Villa completed their comeback on 70 minutes – following more shoddy defending from Foxes. Benteke was given space and time to pick out the unmarked Hutton at the far post and the defender smashed past Schmeichel. Benteke nearly added a third six minutes later, only to be thwarted again by Schmeichel’s point blank save and from the corner the keeper stopped Clark’s header. And Leicester’s hopes all but disappeared with 10 minutes left when Konchesky was dismissed. The defender tackled Hutton and then clashed with the Villa man, who forced his head into Konchesky’s before pushing him. But to the Foxes’ amazement, Konchesky was sent off while Hutton escaped with a yellow card and Villa held on. Alan Hutton bagged his first Aston Villa goal as they clinched a feisty 2-1 win over 10-man Leicester.last_img read more

Brycen Goodine’s game-winning putback lifts Syracuse over Wake Forest, 75-73

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Brycen Goodine shouldn’t have been on the court with the score tied and five seconds left. But the freshman watched Elijah Hughes and the ball operate atop the key, stood in front of the Syracuse bench before filling the baseline. He figured his defender would also track the second-leading scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference, not the freshman who’d appeared in 13 games total. The pass Goodine originally looked for when he reached the paint wasn’t there so he switched sides. Fellow freshman Jesse Edwards battled over two bodies and tipped Hughes’ miss to Goodine. Seconds later, Goodine kissed the bank shot off the glass and averted disaster for Syracuse. “I didn’t even realize what had happened when it happened,” Goodine said postgame. All season, Orange coaches wanted Goodine in the lane, he said. His inaction has partially kept him off the floor. On Saturday night, however, Goodine acquiesced and defeated Wake Forest in the process. Wake Forest enforced its second-half plan, while the Orange, according to head coach Jim Boeheim, were “sleeping” for most of the frame. Defensive lapses eroded SU’s double-digit lead. Foul troubles cast away three key Syracuse players. Having the game in the hands of Edwards, then Goodine — who scored his first bucket since Jan. 22 at Notre Dame — was what Wake Forest wanted. But the never-before-seen, or practiced, unit of Edwards, Goodine, Hughes, Joe Girard III and Buddy Boeheim at small forward prevailed.It started when Buddy volunteered himself for the three-position after Marek Dolezaj drew his second technical foul. And it ended when Andrien White’s three-quarter-court heave bounced off the backboard. The unheralded group ended Syracuse’s  (14-9, 7-5 ACC) losing skid, carrying it through the final 5:42 of a 75-73 win over Wake Forest (10-13, 3-10). AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s fitting, a little,” Boeheim said while chuckling postgame. “That was a heck of a play. Two freshmen who don’t play much.” The newly-released net rankings have SU 64th, seventh in the ACC. The win over 105th-ranked Wake Forest kept the status quo in check. Five-straight wins reset the season. Two losses grounded expectations. And Saturday night’s win set the stage for the season’s final third. The Orange are still looking for a big conference win, yet proved again they can handle everybody else. Both sides started slowly. Aside from a Dolezaj coast-to-coast lay in, Wake Forest’s 2-3 zone kept the ball on the perimeter initially. Girard clanged an open floater on one possession and fired a pass to no one, ricocheting the ball off the hoop’s padding. As they would for much of the first half, the Demon Deacons sought lanes inside the paint. Seven-foot center Olivier Sarr, who entered the contest averaging 13 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, hurled himself toward the rim for sporadic results. Offensive rebounds skittered away from Sarr and into white jerseys. After three forwards fouled out in the second half, including freshman Quincy Guerrier, Syracuse operated with a lineup it hadn’t used before. Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe Orange’s offense mainly featured the guards running two-man games, hunting for a shooting platform. Defensively, as it did to Pittsburgh and Boston College, SU zoned a bad shooting team to mostly positive results. It doubled Sarr whenever the center touched the ball inside the arc. Syracuse forced Wake Forest’s leading-scorer Brandon Childress (15.3 points per game) to facilitate, pressuring him as others stood around. Late in the first half, the Demon Deacons notched a few buckets late in the shot clock. Buddy matched a Jahcobi Neath 3 with his own 3-pointer 23 seconds later. And when Syracuse opened the second half with a 7-0 run, it was Wake Forest’s turn to answer back. White — brother of former SU guard Andrew White — capped the visitor’s own 7-0 stretch with a 3. “This game should’ve been safe,” Boeheim said. The pace slowed to Wake Forest’s liking and a team that registers nearly one-fourth of its points at the free throw line attempted 27, missing just six. The Demon Deacons charged the lane and disrupted game flow. Quincy Guerrier tallied his fifth foul with 9:49 left, Bourama Sidibe followed nine seconds later. When Buddy clanged a free throw with SU up one, he threw his head back. On the sideline, Boeheim discarded his black sport coat.Sarr then delivered Wake its first lead with a lay-up in the final six minutes. Referees checked at least three calls at the scorer’s table in the second half. They drew boos from the crowd, screams from the Orange bench and, eventually, expletives after issuing two technical fouls to Dolezaj in a minute. During the mid-game huddle, Buddy offered himself at forward. He only played the three-role a few times in practice during the last two years, Buddy said. Meanwhile, Boeheim turned to Goodine for his defensive and rebounding abilities. The unit mustered four steals, two of which came from Edwards. It also featured a four-out set on offense, giving room for Hughes to carry the workload. Edwards and Goodine each contributed an important late rebound, but none more apparent than the last. “You gotta admire that group that was on the court the last four minutes,” Boeheim said. “…We didn’t have anybody out there. It was a tremendous effort.” Commentscenter_img Published on February 8, 2020 at 10:36 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarezlast_img read more