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Hospital ICUs Reach Near-Capacity Across Parts of South Florida

first_imgAs cases of the coronavirus continue to increase throughout South Florida, health officials are growing concerned over hospitalizations and the numbers of intensive care unit beds that are, or are not, available.Last week, the state reached more than 1,800 hospitalizations, marking the highest single-day since the beginning of the pandemic, according to state records.Some area hospitals are now taking steps to increase the amount of available ICU beds.Bethesda East, Bethesda West and Boca Raton Regional Center are rescheduling elective procedures that require overnight stays in order to help free up space for COVID-19 patients.In Broward, Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines reported only two of its 40 adult ICU beds were left Tuesday, according to state records.Meanwhile, Memorial Hospital Miramar reported none available, with all 18 of its ICU beds occupied.Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach reported that it had one of 32 beds available, while Baptist Hospital of Miami reported that six out of 88 beds remained open.Throughout Florida, 56 hospital ICUs have reached capacity, while another 35 hospitals report ICU bed availability of 10 percent or less. As of Wednesday morning, many Palm Beach County hospital ICUs were also reportedly near capacity.According to the state’s hospital bed census, Bethesda West and Wellington Regional Medical Center both reported they only had two beds available for ICU patients.Gov. Ron Desantis said this week that hospitals are seeing more patients for other issues, and then learning they also have coronavirus. The governor added that is part of the reason the positive numbers are rising.“People didn’t all of the sudden stop having heart attacks,” DeSantis said. “People were not as comfortable seeking medical care then, so we’ve been stressing, and every hospital we’ve talked to is stressing, ‘Hey, we’re open for business.’”last_img read more

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English Girls’ U16/U14 – Daily Highlights

first_img Tags: English U14 girls’, English U16 girls’ Day two round-up:Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo holds a single shot lead over England’s Issy Hopkins at the halfway stage of the English Girls’ Under 16 Open Amateur Championship at Gerrards Cross Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.Cattaneo carded a second round 74 to go into the last 36 holes on two-over par 144 but has Hopkins from Bristol & Clifton breathing down her neck after the English teenager carded the same score in the second round.Italy’s Lucrezia Rossettin made a big move up the leaderboard after firing a two-under par 70 to go into the final 36-holes in third place on two-over par 146 while Spain’s Mar Garcia Jimenez will still be hoping to make a late bid for the title after carding a 76 to remain handily-placed on 147.English trio Rachel Gourley, Lottie Woad and Lydia Cryer are all tied in fifth place alongside Spain’s Gabriela Fernandez three shots further adrift.Spain’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio has built up a five-shot lead with just one round to play at the English Girls’ Under 14 Open Amateur Championship at the same venue.The Spaniard fired a two under par 70 to add to her opening 73 and go into the last day on one-under par 143. Her nearest challengers are Wimbledon Park’s Hyun-Ji Kim and Roisin Scanlon from the Bedfordshire after the former carded a second round 74 and the latter shot a 76.Calixte Goeckels is one of three French golfers inside the top-ten after climbing to fourth place on 149 with a 72. Further down the leaderboard Spain’s Rocio Tejedo is fifth on 150, France’s Maylis Lamoure, England’s Ellen Yates and Spain’s Cloe Amion Villarino are tied sixth on 151 and England’s Maggie Whitehead and France’s Vairana Heck are tied ninth one shot further behind.There are two rounds to play during the last day of the Under 16 event while the younger players in the Under 14 competition play only one more before the new champion is determined.View live leaderboardDay one round-up:Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo holds a slender one-shot lead after the first round of the English Girls’ Under 16 Open Amateur Championship at Gerrards Cross Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.Cattaneo posted three birdies in an opening two-under par round of 70 to go into the second round a single shot ahead of Spain’s Mar Garcia Jimenez and England’s Issy Hopkins from Bristol & Clifton.On a difficult day for scoring England’s Lydia Cryer claimed fourth place with a one-over par 73 one shot ahead of Italy’s Emma Tatti and two in front of Maria Babadi from Littlestone Golf Club in Kent. Spain’s Gabriela Fernandez, Austria’s Anna Neumayer, Italy’s Lucrezia Rossetin and English duo Lottie Woad and Libby Bell all shared seventh place on four-over par 76. Woad from Farnham recently represented England at the European Young Masters in the Czech Republic where she finished sixth.The leaderboard is also crowded at the English Girls’ Under 14 Open Amateur Championship staged over the same course with England’s Roisin Scanlon leading the way on level par 72. That gives the Bedfordshire golfer a one-shot lead over Spain’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio heading into the second round. Wimbledon Park’s Hyun-Ji Kim, Windlesham’s Ellen Yates and France’s Vairana Heck are tied third on 74. 8 Aug 2019 English Girls’ U16/U14 – Daily Highlights last_img read more

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Remembering Ne’Ondre…U.S.O. teammates and peers react to fallen friend’s absence

first_imgEMOTIONAL MOMENT–USO captains carry the jersey and cleats of deceased teammate Ne’Ondre Harbour who was shot and killed in Garfield on Oct. 14, The largest crowd of the season was in attendance on an emotional night at “The Cup ” to watch Perry defeat USO 12-6 in a battle for first place in the City League. The City League’s newest team, U.S.O. (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama), has been defined by its elevated success in their first two seasons as a program. Before their game against Perry on Oct. 19 they’d been undefeated in conference play for more than a year.The defending league champs went down that night, but the loss was unlike any other they’d ever experienced.“We just wanted to win it for Ne’Ondre,” U.S.O. senior quarterback Akil Young said. “We knew that first place was at stake for us, but we were playing with a different motivation. We just wanted to win for him.”Less than a week prior, they’d lost their best lineman, junior Ne’Ondre Harbour, who was the victim of a Garfield shooting in which he was an innocent bystander.They fell to the Commodores after they couldn’t cross the goal line after four attempts in the team’s final drive.Tears were flowing from the faces of the Wildcats’ players after their 12-6 loss against Perry, which has leapfrogged them into first place in the City League standings.“His spirit has always been one that has been uplifting and full of life,” U.S.O. athletic director Andre McGee said. “We’re obviously tremendously affected by his loss and will be for quite some time. I think our kids have done a tremendous job of standing together through this.”On what was a chilly evening, the atmosphere was high. Seats that were normally empty were filled.A large banner with Harbour’s picture hung from a fence at the stadium. Many placed their autographs and memories of their fallen friend.Also, in remembrance, U.S.O. head coach Louis Berry wore Harbour’s number 50 jersey on the sidelines and perhaps will for the remainder of the season.He has elected to not, officially, go on the record at this time.“We know what is going to be on our minds whenever we play from here on out,” Young said. “It still doesn’t seem real. I look over at practice and think that since he isn’t out there he’s just injured or something. But really he’s not coming back. We have a lot of to play for on this team. But what we can agree on is that we’ll be playing for Ne’Ondre for the rest of this season. We have to win for him.”On the night of that game, 21 year old Brandon Sewall of Homewood was arrested in connection to Harbour’s murder. He is charged with homicide, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, illegal possession of a firearm, and nine counts of reckless endangerment.“We have been pleased to be able to honor his memory,” McGee stated. “He has been a the ultimate team player and friend to all that he’s encountered. He’s always represented brotherhood and love to all people that he dealt with and that’s the way that he’ll always be remembered.”His arrangements have been entrusted to Spriggs and Watson Funeral Home in Homewood. Harbour will be laid to rest today at Valleyview Presbyterian Church in Garfield and will be buried at Homewood Cemetery. He’s survived by both his parents and his five siblings, in which he was the youngest.50 balloons were let into the sky in the 16-year-old’s memory during U.S.O.’s first game without him. Their next game will be on Oct. 25 against Brashear for the semi-final round of the City league playoffs at Cupples Stadium.(Malik Vincent can be reached at mvincent@newpittsburghcourier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.) By Malik Vincent New Pittsburgh Courier Like any form of competition, football can have its ups and downs.last_img read more

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“Players are human; you don’t have to play every other day”

first_imgLuis Rubiales made a parenthesis in his confinement to give a conference in the Federation, which was offered telematically. The president announced an important package of measures and made himself available to the executive to help. – When soccer returns, could it be played every other day?-It is not feasible to play every 48 hours. We don’t like playing fortune tellers and now is not the time to make calendars. We don’t set a date to play again. The date is for this pandemic battle to be won. The guarantee is health. The president of AFE said in a meeting that they were willing to play every 48 hours, which surprised me a lot. So I have asked for a medical study. There is no need to squeeze the players. Those of us who have played football know that playing every 48 hours is inhumane. Players are not machines.-If the seasons overlap, won’t you lose a lot of money?-There are two ways, try to start as it is and at all costs, which is not our option, or put health first. If we take part in the following season, we are going to lose money, and that is why we offer an economic plan that goes through a loan with the guarantee of the rights of professional clubs.-Are you proposing to LaLiga to ask for a 500 million credit for professional football?-The scenario of requesting a credit of five hundred million passes, effectively, by taking dates for the next season. Because we see it impossible to start in May. The UME is setting up hospitals, how will football return in May? Well the next scenario is to play past June. And if that causes economic damage, then we propose the credit. It is an option that we make available to LaLiga.-Do you think the Championship can end?-Our idea is that the season must end. The only way is to get to the end, whenever. We do not want to return at all costs, but right now we have to give the opportunity to the teams that are in decline that can go out, to those who are about to ascend, then give them the opportunity to climb … When the country recovers and we have guaranteed health will be the time to return, not before.-Would you go back to closed doors?-You have to respect all calendars, from that of the National Team or LaLiga to that of the youngest. Now is not the time to confront, it is time to reach agreements. If the Government authorizes to play behind closed doors, then we will do everything they tell us. But our option is to play with the public. But in the other case, what the clubs say will be done.-What will happen to the Olympic players who are older in 2021?-My thanks to Alejandro Blanco, president of the COE, with whom we have spoken about the Games. I transmitted to him that these JJ OO had to be suspended. It would be unfair if the footballers who come of age next year cannot play the Games. It is only fair that everyone who can play this year be respected for next year.-What do you think of the ERTEs in football? -The ERTEs are more a matter of employers and unions than of the Federation. In what I trust that what is done is with the maximum precision. The Federation complies with the income, and this is a difference with professional football, which lives a lot on television. What we have done in the RFEF that can be done in professional soccer is to advance money. We are going to look for a syndicated loan with the big banks in Spain and we are going to guarantee the rights of those clubs. This is what we have done, and I think it is the solution for professional football.Could player contracts end beyond June 30?-We are contemplating going beyond June 30 with player contracts. UEFA is in a way of thinking to ours. The first thing is health, and then finish the competitions. We plan to end the season as planned. You have to end with the same rules that you started with.-What will happen to the Cup final?-The Cup, both that of the King and that of the Queen, is to be played with the public. That is our idea, but we do not control all the factors. We do not know what the authorities will say, but we chose to play both finals with the public. Out of respect for all the teams that have participated, the finalists and their hobbies.-What do you think of Infantino’s proposal to cut the calendar?-Infantino has asked for fewer matches and shorter competitions, and what he has said is there. What I say is that health comes first. You have to find a balance between the calendars of the clubs and the teams, because the players are not machines. We at the RFEF have freed days with the Copa del Rey. Among all, FIFA and UEFA, you have to work with leagues and clubs to find solutions.-Is it time to make peace with Thebes?– It is necessary to reduce the tensions and to try to add. I reach out (to Javier Tebas) to reach agreements. Neither my opinions nor I will change theirs, but it is time to add. It is time to look for solutions and be united.– What do you think that in all the published polls Casillas wins?-I’m not going to talk about elections, because I have all the focus on the coronavirus crisis. I respect the polls, but I am not talking about the elections. What worries me is the coronavirus.-How are you following the confinement?-I am living the pandemic alone, in my house and isolated. But with a lot of work and missing my daughters, who are with their mother in Valencia. It gets tough, and I remember my parents, my sister, and my friends a lot. But the only way to stop this virus is to isolate ourselves.-What will happen if there are regrowths when the League starts again?There are no answers to know what will happen when we return, if there are infections, if we have to repeat the quarantine in a team … all of this worries us a lot. So we have ordered a medical report. The statistics change every day, and now we are in a very bad moment, of growth of the pandemic. This now requires a lot of calm and a message of hope and unity.last_img read more

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“You can’t make it to the Olympics well, even if you train at home”

first_imgRoberto Bautista (Castellón, 31 years outdated) stays ready till the world of tennis turns once more. The Spanish quantity two in the world rating is on his farm in Castellón with the firm of their animals (canine and horses), which alleviate the days of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.Fortunately, in my home I can exit and do sports activities open air. That helps lots, however I’m clear that I would love to be on a tennis courtroom competing proper now “, Roberto confesses to AS by phone. The tennis motion is on maintain till June, however elite athletes like Bautista should preserve form so long as doable till the competitors resumes. For this, the Castellón combines periods of spinning, rope, TRX and different workouts to, at least, save the bodily half: “I’m working the bodily day by day. Other than being an athlete, I’m an individual who takes excellent care of himself. I like to do my hour and a half or two hours of bodily work day by day. That enables me to eat a bit greater than regular as of late and relaxation nicely. I don’t like getting very cool to sleep, however a bit drained. “Roberto Bautista ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Roberto Bautista trains exterior his farm.Roberto Bautista This suspension due to the coronavirus has disrupted the season and the plans of all athletes. Baptist was fortunate that acquired the information at Madrid airport, earlier than touring to Los Angeles to compete in Indian Wells, so he had time to return house. And past logistics, sports activities objectives, amongst which have been the Tokyo Olympics. “Sure, I believe the postponement is the finest. Nobody is aware of how every thing will reply. Again to the slopes is a query mark, unknown, identical to individuals can do, in quotes, regular life. Folks can’t carry their routine, nor train, nor carry an accurate preparation. As a lot as you train at house, you can’t make it to an Olympic Video games in excellent situation, “explains Bautista about the postponement of the Video games to 2021.There’s nonetheless a whole lot of work forward, lengthy weeks of confinement and tedium, however above all, of an uncertainty that reigns amongst the total ATP circuit. When will the competitors begin once more? In truth, will there be tennis this yr? Even the participant from Castellón, considered one of the major gamers on this sport at the moment, doesn’t know the reply: “These stops have an effect on everybody. We additionally don’t know after we will return. If it will probably be on land, grass, arduous courtroom … If you are going to be suspended all yr, if you are going to play one thing … Proper now it’s a query mark. I’ll strive to play one thing in Europe after Wimbledon, since we’ve got not competed for a couple of months, earlier than the American tour. This if every thing is resolved and we are able to return to normalcy on the circuit. “That normality might begin on the London grass, though subsequent week there will probably be an emergency assembly that would completely droop the appointment. Hopefully the plans of Bautista and the remainder of tennis gamers don’t complicate extra.last_img read more

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CDC Probes 2 Partisans for Double Registration

first_img(From Left) CDC Ad Hoc election chairman Jefferson Koijee. Incumbent Rep. Julius Berrian faces probe by CDC investigator, Atty. Phil DixonBy Leroy M. Sonpon IIIThe Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has formally launched an investigation of two of its partisans for double registration – at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to contest in the October 10 Legislative Elections as independent candidates and for the CDC primary elections under the party’s ticket.The Coalition named Montserrado County District #10 incumbent Representative Julius Berrian and Montserrado County District #7 representative aspirant, Mrs. Kebbeh Collins, as the two partisans.The chairman of the CDC’s primary election commission, Jefferson Koijee, told journalists yesterday at the party’s headquarters that double registration is a “double standard,” and is against the Coalition’s ethics.Koijee, who is Ad Hoc election chairman and president of the Revolutionary National Youth League, disclosed that Atty. Phil Dixon will begin the probe today (June 13) at the party’s headquarters in Congo Town.“If they are found guilty, they will be automatically disqualified from the party’s primary,” Koijee said.Meanwhile, he said the CDC Youth League has written President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to commend her for her decisive action to actualize the outcome of audits conducted at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, with particular emphasis on the Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI).In its letter to the President, a copy of which is in the possession of this newspaper, the CDC urged her to call up from abroad others who are named in the audit report, as she did with Maritime boss Dr. James Kollie.“By standing up to the likes of Dr. James Kollie, you show that it is still possible for you to respond to the squandering of national resources. History will record your actions. We can only hope that you do more like this, and have no sacred cows. That is why we believe it is important to go further in supporting the findings of the audit,” Koijee said.“There are others also mentioned in the report, some of whom have left the government while others are abroad for studies. They too need to respond. They too need to restitute where necessary and be prosecuted where appropriate. Those outside the nation must be made to return, while those within must remain in Liberia, without traveling to prove explanations in support of every investigative process required by law.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Elections for City Mayor, Deputy slated for March 15

first_img…Chase Green expected to seek re-electionPursuant to the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10, elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Georgetown will be held on March 15. Current Mayor Patricia Chase Green, refused to comment on whether she would be seeking re-election while Deputy Mayor Lionel Jaikaran, has expressed his interest in possible re-election.“The term of the Office of the Mayor and that of the Deputy Mayor shall, subject to this Act, be one year, commencing on the first day of the month following upon their election but, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor shall, notwithstanding the expiry of his term of office, continue to hold office until his successor enters upon office and thereupon he shall retire,” the Municipal and Districts Councils Act Chapter 28:01, Section 10 states.The last election for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were held in December 2016, which Chase Green contested without any opposition. However, since her election, there have been several calls for her to resign and be replaced for the policies that were implemented along with the perceived notion of corruption.Chase Green, who served as Deputy Mayor for a number of years under former Mayor Hamilton Green, is accused of being unsympathetic to the cause of the Council’s workers since she and teams of officers and Councillors would travel frequently while the workers protest for the payment of their salaries.Additionally, it was under Chase Green’s stewardship that the highly flawed and controversial parking metre project came into being. The M&CC had entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions Inc on May 13, 2016, for parking metres to be implemented in Georgetown but this was followed by intense protests by citizens.Meanwhile, Jaikaran did not confirm nor deny whether he would challenge Chase Green for the mayoral chair but indicated that he would be running for office. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more

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Stabroek Wharf vendors to be relocated next Friday

first_imgStabroek Wharf vendors who will have to relocate their businesses because of the partial collapse of the structure will be taking up positions within the barricaded Route 42 bus park in the Stabroek Market Square as of next Friday.This decision taken by the Georgetown City Council was reportedly communicated to the vendors sometime last week via notice.According to the document seen by this publication, an inspection was conducted two weeks ago by Chief City Engineer Colvern Venture, who inked in his report that the sixth section of the wharf was uninhabitable and unsuitable to accommodate vending activities.The vendors were also thus notified: “Failure to remove from the said stelling when stipulated will result in lawful measures being employed to ensure your [theThe dilapidated roofvendors’] compliance.”Further, vendors were reminded that continued occupation of the wharf could prove detrimental; thus their compliance is essential.When Guyana Times on Wednesday visited the area which has been identified for the relocation, works were in progress to prepare the area for the vendors. This included the erection of concrete structures to demarcate the zones for operation.One of the vendors told this publication that they had, for many months, waited for action to be taken to fix the wharf, and are hoping that works would be completed in a timely manner. He added that vagrants are occupying the wharf both during the day and at night, making it unsafe for vendors to house their goods.Moreover, the vendor said, the presence of vagrants at the wharf further degrades the aesthetics of the shopping area, and customers are afraid to venture into the area.“It good that we just got to wait a couple more days till we get to go out there, cause they say is next week on the paper; but I hope is that, cause you get a set of junkie and all kinda things happening at the back here. So is good if they can doA section of the unsafe flooring of the wharfthe works and get we back here in a better state,” the vendor expressed.It was reported since June 2016 that Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works after the Council had received word from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to go ahead with the project.Nevertheless, in November of 2017, the works were still pending, and this publication was informed that to facilitate rehabilitation of the wharf, vendors would be relocated to the west of the Parliament Building following the removal of the Island Snackette and Pizzeria. According to City Hall, the expectation was to transfer vendors there by the end of November 2017.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishment of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. After the repairs, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall, inclusive of a boardwalk and entertainment areas. If the ideas are approved by the vendors, they would be required to pay a larger sum of money to rent sections of the new building.Over the years, more than 300 vendors were situated at the wharf, but the number dwindled following insecurities posed by the deteriorating structure. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

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Trackers end weekend set with one point

first_imgThe Trackers are off until January 3 and 4 when they skate with the Whitecourt Wolverines, and West Yellowhead Rockies respectively. The game on January 3 will be in Dawson Creek at 5:15 p.m., and the game on January 4 will be in Fort St. John at 2:15 p.m.The team currently occupies fifth place in the Bear Slashing Division with a record of 5-14-2.- Advertisement –last_img

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Video: Cardiff City youngster scores brilliant solo goal from kick-off

first_imgCardiff City youngster Jamie Bird needed just nine seconds to make his mark in an Under-18s clash with Crystal Palace this week.Picking up the ball from kick-off, Bird ran the length of the Palace half before dispatching a clinical finish past the visitors’ stunned goalkeeper.Check out the impressive strike above.last_img

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