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Oton, Pavia lead Iloilo towns in HIV cases

first_imgILOILO – The municipalities of Otonand Pavia have the most number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infectionsin the province, data from the Department Health (DOH) Region 6 covering the periodfrom January 1986 to March 2019 showed. HIV causes Acquired Immune DeficiencySyndrome, a condition in the later stage of the infection in which progressivefailure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infectionsand cancers to thrive. Oton had 49 cases while Pavia recorded45. As early as 2016, added Santos, theMunicipal Health Office organized the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, and queer) community in Pavia and members are encouraged to attendthe forums and take HIV test at the Western Visayas Medical Center inMandurriao, Iloilo City. * below 15 years old – 1 By taking HIV medicine (calledantiretroviral therapy or ART), people with HIV can live long and healthylives. ART suppress the virus, prevent thespread of HIV, and delay or prevent the onset of AIDS. In the case of Pavia,“Wala kami kabalo kon day sin-o ini becauseof confidentiality. Wala kami kabalokon diin nga mga barangay, male or female,” said Dr. Joyous JanSantos of the Municipal Health Office. Rounding up the Top 10 Iloilomunicipalities with high HIV-AIDS cases are the following: Pototan (36),Janiuay (29), Santa Barbara (29), Tigbauan (29), Miag-ao (28), Passi City (28),Cabatuan (26), and Barotac Nuevo (23). “Gina-discuss naton kon ano ang HIV, kon paano ma-transmit and ano mga risk factors and signs andsymptoms, kon ano obrahon ifyou know you are at risk,” said Santos. * 35 to 49 years old – 117 To increase public awareness onHIV-AIDS, the Municipal Health Office is conducting forums, according toSantos. * 25 to 34 years old – 321 HIV is contracted most commonlythrough unprotected sex (sex without a condom). By age group, DOH-6 data showed thefollowing cases of infections in Iloilo: * 50 years old and up – 16 “If you know that you are at risk ofcontracting HIV, indi kamagduha-doha. Submit yourself for screening because the earlier nga mabal-an nga positive, thebetter ang chance mo nga ma-treat. Indi na paghulata nga ma-develop sang ginatawagnga AIDS na gid,” said Santos. Antiretroviral drugs are given free bythe Department of Health to HIV-positive persons./PN Province-wide since 1986, DOH-6recorded 687 cases as of March 2019. But citing “general statistics”,Santos said “daku nga percent sini are men having sex with men.” * 15 to 24 years old – 232last_img read more

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O’Gara could make Ireland return

first_img A hamstring strain sustained by Paddy Jackson in training could see Leinster’s Ian Madigan start at fly-half at the Aviva Stadium, forcing Kidney to recall O’Gara. Only on Sunday Ireland’s most capped player, with 128 appearances, was omitted from an extended squad, effectively demoting him to fourth choice in the position. But Jackson’s injury could see O’Gara, who turns 36 on Thursday, receive an SOS call from Kidney and he said: “Absolutely not would I mind asking Ronan back, I’d be delighted. There was no fun whatsoever in leaving him out.” Ronan O’Gara could make an immediate return to the Ireland squad for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with France – just days after coach Declan Kidney appeared to signal his Test career was over. Press Associationcenter_img The Ireland coach continued: “I’d only be too delighted. It wouldn’t be an awkward conversation from my side, absolutely not. I’m sure he’d love to play for Ireland, he’s always loved playing for Ireland and he’d continue to do that. “Ronan will have been disappointed. You don’t give the type of service that Ronan has given and not be disappointed. It’s the role of the coach to make these calls and I felt Ian had been going well and deserved his chance. “But it’s unfair to put Ronan in that spotlight. Everybody is centrally contracted, so everyone is available to play for Ireland at any stage. We have 20 guys on standby. We’d call someone in when need be. Everyone is alerted.” A confused team announcement on Tuesday saw Kidney make conflicting statements on the process for selecting. First he indicated that Jackson would start only to then state that a decision between who of Jackson and Madigan would be given the nod would be made on Tuesday night. A few minutes later the call had been postponed until Thursday before finally announcing that he knew the identity of his fly-half, but he wanted to speak to the two players first before making it public. The reality is that Jackson will start if fit with the uncapped Madigan on standby should he fail to recover, with the latter scenario resulting in the return of O’Gara. Kidney must finalise his team for the showdown in Dublin on Thursday afternoon. last_img read more

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GASA launches Goodwill Swim Meet

first_imgTHE Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) last Wednesday evening officially launched the XXIII Goodwill Swim Meet, which will be held from August 18 to 21, at the National Aquatic Centre in Liliendaal. Dubbed the biggest participation to date, over 200 swimmers from six other countries are expected to arrive in Guyana to participate in the flagship annual short course meet.The swimmers will come from the meet’s core countries – Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados, and St Lucia – while Bahamas and Grenada will be participating based on invitations extended by Guyana.Wednesday night’s ceremony, held at the Pegasus Hotel, featured the unveiling of the logo for Goodwill 2017, which was done by Guyana’s top performers at last year’s Goodwill Swim Meet, Danielle and Jadyn George. All those who participated in the logo competition were presented with participation certificates.There was also the presentation of an honorary plaque to former GASA executive Charles Corbin, who was hailed as one of the pioneers of Goodwill, and his dedication to swimming in Guyana over the years.Director of Sport Christopher Jones was on hand to pledge the National Sports Commission’s support for the Goodwill Swim Meet.“As GASA prepares to host the Goodwill Meet in August 2017, the National Sports Commission is here to say to you, and the executives that we stand ready and willing to support and to ensure the successful hosting of these Goodwill Games,” Jones said.Jones mentioned that the NSC is always open towards sports development.“With this new administration there is no need to beg,” Jones declared, as his statement was met with resounding applause from the audience.National coach Sean Baksh said that swimmers representing Guyana will soon be a part of a training programme.Baksh is confident that Guyana will be able to field a full team at this year’s event, with the aim to improve on their records.Over the years Guyana has failed to shine at the regional meet, in most cases because of the unavailability to field a full team.The Rules allow for each participating country to enter a maximum of 40 swimmers.Guyana, on the other hand, usually struggles with the quota, notwithstanding the fact that the numbers have been increasing over the years.In several cases funding is a highly restrictive factor, while at other times Guyana does not have a sufficient supply of swimmers.However, GASA president Ivan Persaud during his address on Wednesday indicated Guyana has seen immense improvements over the past few years.“When I first started in 2013 we had 56 competitive swimmers, now we have almost 300 competitive swimmers. We now have to think about increasing the length of the swimming championships from three and four days to five days, because of the amount of swimmers we have. We have included all of our regions in swimming,” Persaud informed.Director of Youth, Trevor Williams, spoke on behalf of Minister for the Department of Culture, Youth and Sports Nicolette Henry who unfortunately could not attend.last_img read more

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The Latest: Conference USA leaves 12-game option open

first_imgThe Southeastern Conference will require football players and others in direct contact with the program to be tested at least twice weekly during the season.The league on Friday released its initial COVID-19 requirements for fall sports, including football. In football, the testing will typically come six days and three days before competition.Coaches, staff and other personnel will be required to wear face coverings on the sidelines at sporting events this fall.The initial guidelines include testing requirements, procedures for infections and contact tracing and protocols for quarantine and isolation. The rules, which also apply to volleyball and soccer, were recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. The league’s board of directors said Friday that the initial conference schedule, with each team playing eight C-USA games, will remain intact. The first conference game is Sept. 12. League schools will also be allowed to play up to four non-conference games at their discretion. C-USA’s championship game remains scheduled for Dec. 5, though league officials said there was flexibility for moving to a later date if that weekend is needed to potentially reschedule any regular-season games. The board approved return to play safety measures for fall sports and adopted NCAA protocol with required testing standards for C-USA schools and the requirement that opponents operate by the same standards.— ___Northwestern returned to the football field for the first time since a false positive for COVID-19 led to 37 players being quarantined and workouts being paused.Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the start of camp the Wildcats still are “batting a thousand” after a player who tested for the virus last week did not have it after all.“I think it showed us that our plan and our execution of our plan has been flawless,” he said.Fitzgerald was at dinner July 31 when he learned about the positive result and that contact tracing protocols were being enacted. The decision to put workouts on hold was made after team physician Jeff Mjaanes consulted with Northwestern University Health Services doctors. The Pioneer League will not play a fall football schedule, a decision that likely means there will be no FCS playoffs this season.The 11-team Pioneer League spans from the Midwest to the West Coast. The conference said in a statement the challenges related to team travel, meeting state, local and institutional health requirements and COVID-19 mitigation strategies led to the decision. The Pioneer League said it would consider playing a football season at another point in the school year if feasible.The NCAA this week announced it would not conduct championship events in sports where at least 50% percent of the participating schools do not play a fall regular season. Unless Pioneer League schools pursue a football season as independents, the number of FCS schools that have canceled fall football is 68 out of 127.The Big Sky was also expected to announce soon whether it will play in the fall.___ Fitzgerald said they learned Wednesday afternoon after more tests that no one had the virus. He also said workouts this week would have been lighter anyway. They could have resumed Thursday, but Fitzgerald opted to wait until the start of camp.“Really proud of our guys with the choices they’re making,” he said. “It’s not a four-hour problem that they’re in the building; it’s the other 20 hours that I think’s a challenge for every college football player and every college student.”____North Carolina defensive backs D.J. Ford, Javon Terry and Bryce Watts have opted out of playing this season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe announced in a video call with reporters after Friday’s practice. Ford is a redshirt senior who started seven games last year, while Terry appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. Watts is a junior who sat out last year after transferring from Virginia Tech. —Darlington Raceway has gotten state approval to have fans in the stands when it runs NASCAR’s Southern 500 next month. The state Commerce Department gave the track “Too Tough To Tame” an exemption to have up to 8,000 fans in the stands, according to an agency spokesman. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster last week said he was limiting venues to 250 people or 50% of capacity, whichever was less, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Venues such as Darlington that get exemptions must require wearing masks or face coverings as a condition of entry. Darlington was the first track to host NASCAR racing last May with two races in a three-day period after missing more than two months due to COVID-19. The Sept. 6 race will be the first of NASCAR’s 10-event playoffs and mark Darlington’s first-ever season with three NASCAR Cup Series races. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Conference USA is leaving open the option for its schools to play a full 12-game football schedule. The Latest: Conference USA leaves 12-game option open August 7, 2020 Associated Press ___The LPGA Tour will have another major without spectators.The ANA Inspiration announced that it will not have fans Sept. 10-13 at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. The major is typically the first of the year in early spring, but was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic.The LPGA’s first major is in two weeks: The Women’s British Open at Royal Troon will not have spectators.The decision was not a surprise. In men’s golf, the PGA Championship this week in San Francisco and the U.S. Open next month in New York will be without spectator. The question now is which tournament will be the first with fans.center_img ___Duke coach David Cutcliffe says long snapper Ben Wyatt and offensive tackle Jacob Rimmer have opted out of playing this season because of concerns about the coronavirus.Cutcliffe spoke after Friday’s first preseason practice, saying Wyatt and Rimmer “just weren’t comfortable with playing.” He said both would remain on scholarship as they work toward earning their degrees this spring.Wyatt is a fifth-year senior who appeared in all 38 games over the past three seasons for the Blue Devils. Rimmer is a redshirt junior who saw action in three career games. Senior John Taylor is set to replace Wyatt.Last week the school announced that 25 athletes had tested positive over the previous three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts, with nine in mandatory isolation. The school said all cases involved no or mild symptoms. No teams had to pause workouts due to testing results. A former Louisville men’s soccer player says on social media neither he nor roommates planned a party last Saturday that “escalated quickly” and resulted in 29 people testing positive for COVID-19.Cameron Wheeler, one of three players dismissed Thursday with three others suspended for their involvement, says on Twitter he invited another student-athlete who tested negative to “hang out with us” at an off-campus house. Several uninvited student-athletes followed before members of multiple teams came in, Wheeler added.“This made it more difficult to try to get the situation under control,” he said.The redshirt sophomore midfielder also disputed the program’s allegation in a statement that he had disciplinary problems. Wheeler acknowledged receiving a bad grade in a class that improved after he repeated it. He also left the hotel on a road trip to walk around campus with teammates but noted there was no team rule against it at the time. He accepted a short suspension.Louisville on Wednesday paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball following the outbreak. Wheeler said he reported what happened to the athletic department but was unable to convince anyone they didn’t intend for it to happen The Big Sky, traditionally one of the strongest FCS conferences with Montana, Eastern Washington and Montana State, said it will attempt to play an eight-game conference schedule in the spring.—Maryland senior quarterback Josh Jackson has opted out of the upcoming football season, leaving the Terrapins with very little depth and experience at the pivotal position.Jackson is the most prominent of six Maryland players who have decided not to play in 2020 for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, coach Michael Locksley said during a teleconference Friday.Jackson played in 10 games last year for Maryland after transferring from Virginia Tech. He went 98 for 207 for 1,274 yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. ___The Milwaukee Brewers have canceled their 2021 Brewers On Deck event, an annual January showcase that allows thousands of fans to meet current and former players and coaches in a convention hall. The Brewers said that the decision was made with “the health and safety of the community in mind.”“It’s impossible to know at this time what restrictions may be in place that would require a different footprint or format for Brewers On Deck in January,” Brewers president of business operations Rick Schlesinger said in a statement. “It takes many months of lead time for our staff to plan and execute the event, and with so many uncertainties we unfortunately have to make this decision now.”___ Cricket was shuttered globally from late March until last month, when host England beat West Indies 2-1 in a three-test series that was played inside bio-secure venues in Southampton and Manchester.The ICC, citing statistics from the CrowdTangle analytics tool, said daily video consumption on its Facebook page increased from 3 million minutes viewed to 15 million minutes per day during the lockdown.“At a time when COVID-19 has severely impacted live sports, the ICC’s channels have gone from strength to strength,” the ICC said in a statement.Cricket hit some highs in terms of viewership over the 12 months to June, including the 1.1 billion views for the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.Online traffic from India helped. The final between Australia and India, which attracted a crowd of more than 86,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, set a single-day record for women’s tournament with 64.9 million views on the ICC Facebook page. The team had previously announced that offensive lineman Triston Miller would not play due to “family reasons,” though it did not elaborate further.___The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.The Big Sky’s decision all but officially ends any chance of the FCS playoffs, which are an NCAA-sponsored event unlike the College Football Playoff which crowns a champion at the highest level of Division I, being held in the fall. Earlier in the week, the NCAA announced each of its three divisions would determine whether national championship events should be held in fall sports. The NCAA said if more than 50% of schools that compete in a sport did not compete in a regular season, the championship would be canceled.With the Big Sky’s postponement and the Pioneer Football League’s decision to not have a conference season earlier in the day, more than 70 of the 127 FCS schools have said they will not play in the fall. The league expects the task force to release another report by Aug. 31.___The Detroit Lions are preparing to host fans at all eight regular-season home games, although it’s uncertain how many will be allowed to attend.The NFL club said Friday season-ticket holders can opt out of purchasing tickets for the 2020 season if they want. The team also is offering various incentives for fans who defer payments to the 2021 season instead of asking for refunds.Fans and employees at Ford Field would be required to wear face coverings. Designated gates and entry times would be assigned to fans. The team says the ability to host fans at a reduced capacity depends on local and state approval.___What did cricket fans do when there was no live games to watch during lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic?Watched replays. Lots of replays.The International Cricket Council released figures Friday showing it had 1.65 billion video views on its Facebook channel in the first half of 2020, saying it “topped the rankings in terms of video consumption among leading sports bodies” on the social media platform. His backup was Tyrrell Pigrome, who transferred to Western Kentucky during the offseason.—Two more top-10 women — Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens — will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1 Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic.The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, said on social media she doesn’t feel comfortable traveling.No. 7 Bertens wrote on Instagram that one of her concerns is the need to be quarantined upon returning to Europe after the U.S. Open, which runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. ___The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference is postponing its fall sports schedule until the spring of 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The league said its impacted sports are men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball. The conference’s President’s Council announced the decision Friday. The group had previously chosen to delay fall competition until Sept. 26, but said that due to the continuing threat of the virus, it was imperative for the health of athletes, coaches, fans and campus communities to delay things even further. The league is made up of 13 schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.last_img read more

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Bulls’ 4th-year starter Daniels on verge of breaking records

first_imgB.J. Daniels has piled up impressive statistics over the last three years at South Florida. The dual-threat quarterback has thrown for 6,339 yards and 38 touchdowns while rushing for 1,634 yards and 20 touchdowns in 33 starts.His numbers to this point place him well within his reach of the all-time Big East total offense record of 10,875 yards set by former Bulls quarterback Matt Grothe. Daniels enters the 2012 season only 2,883 yards behind Grothe.Last year, Daniels finished with 3,186 total yards.“B.J. Daniels is a great player,” South Florida head coach Skip Holtz said in the Big East teleconference Monday. “But what I think B.J. has done a fantastic job of is developing mentally, as a quarterback. I’m seeing that relate to his confidence, which is relating to his leadership ability and leadership style. He’s being much more vocal than he has been in years past.”South Florida endured a rough season in 2011, fading to a 5-7 record and going just 1-6 in Big East play. But a year later, they find themselves right back in the heat of Big East title consideration, with many predicting a quick turnaround for the program. South Florida is picked No. 2 in the Big East preseason media poll, and Daniels is a big reason why.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe redshirt senior is poised to lead the Bulls as they aim to return to a bowl and compete for the Big East title. After opening the season 4-0, USF lost seven of its final eight games to finish with a losing record.The Bulls didn’t fail in 2011 due to a lack of competitiveness. South Florida lost four conference games by six points or less, along with a three-point loss to Miami (Fla.). The Bulls are confident that attention to detail can turn last year’s losses into victories this year.“(It’s about) doing the little things,” Daniels said at the team’s media day. “Last year, we got complacent. Starting out as hot as we did … we let the little things go.”South Florida has an abundance of returning talent around Daniels.USF’s top six receivers from 2011 are back, including wide receiver Sterling Griffin, who had 530 yards receiving in only eight appearances last season. Three starting offensive linemen and senior running back Demetris Murray, who had eight rushing touchdowns in 2011, give Daniels a veteran group to work with.Offensive depth is something the Bulls have lacked in prior years, Holtz said.“We have started fast,” Holtz said in the teleconference. “We’ve had some big wins. But the biggest thing, to me, is that I don’t think we’ve had the depth to withstand the injuries that you go through during a 12-game season. … I don’t think we’ve had the depth to have the quality team that we all want to have.”With the offensive-minded Holtz in his third year at the helm, the Bulls offensive setup has plenty of stability. Continuity breeds consistency, keeping players from having to relearn the playbook, or new signals and calls.It all goes back to Daniels, the fourth-year starter chasing conference history. Preparing to begin his final season at the helm, he’s ready to put his acquired knowledge into practice.“The game is just slowing down for me,” Daniels said. “I’m starting to see things, and looking at different levels. Not just understanding what I need to do, but understanding how to do it, and how to take advantage of the defense.”Arguably just as important as Daniels’ skill and versatility is his leadership and commitment to his teammates. And as Holtz said, Daniels has evolved into a team leader.With so many returning offensive weapons, the camaraderie throughout the team can serve as a catalyst for success. Daniels enjoys being around his teammates, and he is excited for everyone on offense to help each other in the coming weeks.“Right now, I want to make sure that I’m doing the things I’m supposed to do,” Daniels said. “Being a leader on and off the field, helping out the younger guys with plays, and different things like that.“Personally, it’s not about me. It’s about this team.”Game of the week:Kentucky at Louisville, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m.Heading into the season ranked No. 1 in the Big East preseason media poll, the Cardinals find themselves in unfamiliar territory, shouldered with great expectations for the season. Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater returns for Louisville, along with a host of offensive and defensive veterans.Squaring off against an in-state rival and Southeastern Conference opponent, will the Cardinals rise to the challenge and make a definitive statement that they deserve the preseason praise? Or, will they fall short, leading to questions regarding the top of the Big East this season? Besides Syracuse, the Cardinals are the only Big East team to face a BCS conference team this weekend, and conference eyes will be locked on Louisville.Long time comingWhen Pittsburgh takes the field this Saturday for a matchup with Youngstown State, it will mark a special day in its head coach’s career. After serving more than two decades as an assistant in the college and professional ranks, Paul Chryst has finally earned his opportunity to serve as the head coach.Chryst played quarterback for Wisconsin in the mid-1980s. He proceeded to work in a variety of football-related roles upon graduation, spending time as an assistant in the Canadian Football League before making it to the college ranks, where he served as offensive coordinator at Oregon State and Wisconsin.Chryst also spent time as a tight ends coach in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers. 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IGT promotes Fabio Celadon as Gaming Portfolios lead

first_img IGT ‘prudent on recovery’ as company absorbs H1 losses of $291m August 4, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Submit StumbleUpon Brazil to issue initial plans on Caixa Loterias sale August 17, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Fabio CeladonUpdating the market, New York-listed IGT Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fabio Celadon to the position of Senior Vice President of Gaming Portfolios.Celadon who formerly served the company as Managing Director of China and as Asian business lead for IGT International will take on the newly formed executive position reporting directly to Group CEO Marco Sala.IGT governance informed investors, that Celadon will be tasked with five key criteria within IGT’s Gaming division.Moving forward Celadon will lead IGT Gaming’s innovation dynamics, research & development of assets, delivery and maintenance of Gaming products, as well as the Gaming division’s planning and strategy.Marco Sala CEO of IGT Group commented on the executive appointment “Fabio brings more than 15 years of global gaming experience and expertise working in various management capacities at IGT and its legacy companies,”“His operational experience, coupled with his global perspective and in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry having overseen the Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, and Mergers & Acquisitions organisations for the Company, makes him ideally suited to lead the Gaming Portfolio group for IGT.”last_img read more

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Chris Paul: NBA players need more than two weeks before returning

first_imgView this post on Instagram Thunder star Chris Paul said players would need more than two weeks to prepare to play NBA games amid the coronavirus pandemic.The NBA has been suspended since March 11 due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed at least 184,100 people worldwide. It remains to be seen whether the 2019-20 season will resume as the United States struggles to contain the outbreak (more than 848,700 confirmed cases and more than 47,600 deaths total).While the NBA remains committed to resuming the campaign, commissioner Adam Silver said there is still no timetable for a possible restart. Paul, who is president of the players association, made it clear that players do not want to rush back into action.”I’m just letting you know — and I don’t think the league would do it anyway — but if they were like, ‘Hey, you got two weeks, and then we’re going,’ that’s not going to happen,” Paul told reporters on a conference call Wednesday.”Whatever the amount of time is, just know that players will have the input, the say-so, because we’re the ones playing,” Paul 34, added. “That comes first. We don’t ever want to put guys in a situation where their injury risk is higher than ever before.”center_img For our families and those around us. We all need to hear from each other right now, so call and check on your friends and close associates. Showing compassion and concern is something we can all do. Huge thanks to all of the medical professionals and businesses working to serve others. We can get through this and come out stronger, but we have to work together. #FlattenTheCurve #NBATogetherA post shared by Chris Paul (@cp3) on Mar 20, 2020 at 2:37pm PDTSaid Paul: “I get what we’re dealing with right now, a lot of hypotheticals, but I don’t know. This is the thing with having 450 players in the league and being in a situation like this, where some guys have access to weight rooms, some guys don’t. Some guys have access to facilities where they can train or do this or can run. That’s why, whatever happens — and I say this, and I mean this — we always go back to the players.””We just want to play,” Paul continued. “We’re trying to figure out what that looks like. Right now, I’m just focused on playing, playing in some form or fashion.”This is a situation where no one knows. The virus is actually in complete control. I seriously tried to answer things the best I could, but there are things where it’s not like I’ve got the answers and I’m just not telling you.”last_img read more

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Report says Reynolds considering self-isolation after being around VP Pence and staff this past week

first_imgDES MOINES — There’s a report that Governor Kim Reynolds is considering increasing restrictions on herself by self-isolating after her two interactions last week with Vice President Mike Pence.The Bloomberg news service is citing two unnamed sources about the possible actions by Reynolds and that Iowa Department of Public Health director Dr. Caitlin Pedati already has decided to self-isolate. The governor’s office has not made any statement regarding the status of Reynolds or Pedati.Last Wednesday both Reynolds and Pedati were at the White House and interacted with President Trump and Vice President Pence. While there, Reynolds spent time near Vice President Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller, who did not have COVID-19 at the time but tested positive for it on Friday morning.Pence visited Iowa on Friday to hold a discussion with agriculture and industry leaders about disruptions in the food supply as well as meet with faith leaders about worship services. Pence decided to stay away from the White House over the weekend but a spokesman for Pence said last night that he intended to return to the White House on Monday.Both Trump and Pence last week told reporters that they are being tested daily for COVID-19.last_img read more

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