Gobernador Wolf: Pennsylvania es uno de los tres estados reconocidos por los CDC por el éxito en reducir la COVID-19

first_img Español,  Press Release A medida que los estados de todo el país comienzan a reabrir y casi la mitad está viendo el aumento de los casos de COVID-19, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció el viernes que Pennsylvania no es uno de ellos.Hoy, en un informe diario sobre la COVID con la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine, el Gobernador observó otro hito: Los datos de propiedad de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades sobre los estados indican que somos uno de los tres estados que ha tenido una trayectoria descendente de los casos de COVID-19 durante más de 42 días. Los otros dos estados son Montana y Hawaii.“Sabemos que nuestra disminución en los casos se debe a nuestras elecciones, ya que más de la mitad de los estados están sufriendo un aumento en los casos de COVID-19 a medida que comienza la reapertura”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Muchos de esos estados están registrando aumentos significativos en el número de casos vinculados a reabrir demasiado temprano o demasiadas áreas. Pennsylvania no. Nos hemos mantenido centrados en el equilibrio entre los intereses económicos y la salud pública”.El Gobernador Wolf indicó que la decisión de exigir el uso de máscaras al visitar negocios, incluso en los condados que están en la fase verde, es otra decisión inteligente que podría tener efectos duraderos dado que es posible que haya un aumento de COVID-19 este otoño.“Recientemente, más estudios demuestran que las máscaras evitan que las personas transmitan COVID-19 a otras sin saberlo”, dijo Wolf. “Esto incluye estudios revisados entre pares publicados en revistas científicas como The New England Journal of Medicine.“Como dijo el Director General de Sanidad de EE. UU. hace unos días: usar una máscara no afecta nuestra libertad, evita que propaguemos la COVID-19 sin saberlo”.De acuerdo con otros análisis de datos, incluidos los del Centro de recursos de coronavirus de la Johns Hopkins University y The New York Times, la disminución constante de casos en Pennsylvania desde abril sitúa al estado entre los pocos que continúan aplanando la curva. Esta distinción es particularmente importante a medida que más condados vuelven a abrir.“Los residentes de Pennsylvania han hecho un excelente trabajo al demostrar cómo lograr el equilibrio entre los negocios y la salud pública”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Si seguimos así por este camino, podemos seguir siendo un modelo para otros estados y un líder a la hora de salvar vidas y medios de vida durante esta pandemia”.Para obtener la información más reciente sobre la COVID-19 en Pennsylvania, incluido un panel de datos, visite aquí.Encuentre las últimas métricas de la Carnegie Mellon University sobre la reapertura aquí.Encuentre más sobre el proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf aquí.View this information in English. Gobernador Wolf: Pennsylvania es uno de los tres estados reconocidos por los CDC por el éxito en reducir la COVID-19 June 17, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Funding for Ghana Rugby dominates discussions at Stakeholder Congress

first_img Source: Citi Sports Tags: Ghana Rugby The golden thread throughout the Ghana Rugby 2020 Stakeholder Congress (GRSC) was the Union’s ability to fund its operations in light of the increased demands brought about by its rapid development.Mr James N.A. Nunoo, Vice President and Board Member of Ghana Rugby, acted as Chairperson of the GRSC and expressed his hopes that the Congress will result in constructive inputs for the revised strategic direction of Ghana Rugby.In the opening address Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, said that Ghana Rugby has come a long way since its previous Stakeholder Congress in 2014.“Since 2014 when we started with a clean slate an enormous lot has changed. The changed “State of Ghana Rugby”  is demanding huge sums of money and the situation where the President is playing banker for the Union is not sustainable. The stakeholders of Ghana will have to find a solution in 2020 to change the funding model of the Union, or the Union may be heading for a disaster,” Mensah said.Referring to the recent grant of US$ 100,000 by the Ministry of Youth and Sports as awarded to Ghana Rugby by President Nana Akufo-Addo, Mr. Mensah said that the camping and preparations for the 2020 Rugby Africa Cup alone will require more that US$ 75,000 leaving very little for all the other programmes.The 2020 Ghana Rugby Stakeholder Congress (GRSC) was called by the Board that was elected on 4 February 2020 during an early election Special General Meeting (SGM).More than 45 Ghana Rugby stakeholders including representatives from the Regional Associations and their Members, Clubs, as well as members from the media attended the programme. The GRSC was held at the Ghana Rugby secretariat in Osu, Accra.Following the President’s opening address, South Africa based Board Member, Mr Rian Malan, ran stakeholders through the developments since 2014 and provided an overview of the governance structure of the Union.“World Rugby acknowledged the rapid growth of Ghana Rugby in a documentary, and unfortunately the expenses to run the Union rose even more rapidly while the growth in income did not keep tread with that. Funding Ghana Rugby is indeed the biggest challenge facing us,” Malan said.Mr Steve Noi, Board Member and Tournament Commissioner, gave an overview of the Ghana Rugby ‘Get Into Rugby’ (GIR) youth development programme and concluded that the 10,000 plus new participants exposed to the Game of Rugby in 2019 is likely to increase significantly.“Our youth development programme is at the heart of our mission of being “Builders of Character” and of the Ghana Eagles of tomorrow, but the growth in the GIR activities will demand additional resources that are just not there at this moment,” Noi said.The ‘Women in Ghana Rugby’ Programme was outlined by Ms Rafatu Inusah, Board Member and Women’s Representative of Ghana Rugby. Inusah also acknowledged the role of Hajj Abdul Samad Said, who also attended the GRSC, for introducing her to Rugby.Inusah also said, “I believe that the Ghana Rugby Ladies will be the team that will take Ghana to the global stage of rugby before our men will do that, but that will require a substantial increase in funding.”The structure of domestic competitions and the planned expansion to new competitions in 2020 and 2021 was overviewed by General Secretary Mr Bismark Amponsah.“The running and funding of the domestic competitions is the responsibility of the Regional Associations and their members, the Clubs. Contrary to previous years this responsibility will not be taken off their shoulders in 2020 and no time should be wasted in starting with fundraising strategies and plans,” Amponsah said.Head Coach Lovemore ‘Dallas’ Kuzorera briefly touched on the international performance of the Ghana Eagles and said that all plans are underway to improve on the performance of the men’s and women’s sevens Ghana Eagles in 2020, but that the men’s fifteens team will be facing its biggest challenges of all times in 2020.“We will be facing Zimbabwe on 20 June 2020 in Zimbabwe and Tunisia in Ghana on 4 July 2020. They are respectively ranked 35th and 39th by World Rugby while Ghana is in the 87th position. The new Rugby Africa Cup will be a true test of character for the Ghana Eagles,” Kuzorera said.Kuzorera further stated that the participation in the women’s 15s and U20s Rugby Africa tournaments in 2021 and the preparation for that will put further strains on the financial needs of the Union.Board Member in charge of Judicial Affairs, Mr Chester Anie, said that proper conduct should not really require codes as we all know what constitutes right and wrong.“All people all over the world are subject to laws, rules, regulations and codes of conduct. So are we as Rugby Family and ignorance is and will never be an excuse. Given the financial challenges that the union is facing I will not look kindly on unnecessary transgressions in 2020 and beyond. Be warned,” Anie said.Newly appointed Board Member: Corporate Affairs and Sponsorships, Ms Erica Amoako, advised Ghana Rugby Bodies to respect the needs of professionalism required by corporate institutions.“Companies are selective with whom they associate with and with whom they are prepared to linked up with. We need to project the right image in everything we do and show corporates that their association with Ghana Rugby will have positive returns,” Amoako said.Amoako also stressed the need for Clubs to get their house in order so that they can become financially fully independent and to enable them to pay the affiliation fees that have up to now not been enforced.The financial state of Ghana rugby was presented by Malan on behalf of the Ghana Rugby Auditors and he indicated that the audited financial statements from 2016 to 2019 clearly shows a growing deficit between revenue and expenses that is being financed by the President, Mr Herbert Mensah.“The 2019 Audited Accounts states an indebtedness of more than 1.8 million Ghana cedis to the President and given the increased demands on the Union this is likely to increase if the Ghana Rugby Family does not change course with regards to funding quickly and decisively,” Malan said.The GRSC was concluded with group sessions where four key questions about the funding of the Union’s programmes were discussed. Various suggestions were proposed during the feedback sessions, including the introduction of affiliation fees by players, clubs and regional associations.The organisers of the GRSC concluded proceedings by saying that the inputs from the GRSC will be used in the compilation of a new Blueprint that will be put to Regional Associations and their Members, the Clubs, for their approval.About Ghana RugbyGhana Rugby is the official full member of both World Rugby (2017) and Rugby Africa in Ghana-West Africa and is responsible for the management and development of the Game Rugby Union in the country.The Union is governed by a Constitution and administers five KPAs (Key Performance Areas) namely: (1) Youth Development & Growth through the World Rugby “Get Into Rugby” Programme, (2) Women in Ghana Rugby, (3) Training & Education, (4) Domestic Competitions and (5) International Performance.last_img read more

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Local doctor encourages eye exams to prevent Glaucoma

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich–-It’s a silent disease, but one that can be found quickly with just an annual eye exam. “Most people don’t know they have it until we find it,” Optometrist Steven Garant of Thunder Bay Eye Care said.Glaucoma is an eye disease that can damage your optic nerve, which supplies visual information to your brain from your eyes. “It’s a lot more common in African Americans and Latinos, but anyone can contract Glaucoma,” he added.Taking charge and having an annual eye exam is key to make sure those two organs stay healthy. “It’s the leading cause of blindness in the united states,” he warned.Although it can be a bit scary if you have family history or a become statistic of the disease, there are treatments available. “The most common treatment is eye drops that can control most of it. If it’s not controllable with eye drops there are surgeries available,” Garant said.So if you haven’t had your annual eye exam, make sure to add that to your goals this year.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Kids avoid cabin fever at Boys & Girls ClubNext Governor Whitmer asking residents to turn down heat to 65last_img read more

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Grateful Manuel vows not to disappoint Ginebra fans

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jett Manuel was picked 12th by Ginebra in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJett Manuel’s 2017 couldn’t get any better.After passing the Board Exams for engineers and suiting up for Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the blessings continue to pour in for the University of the Philippines standout as Barangay Ginebra picked him 12th in the first round of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Racela sees a lot of potential in surprise TNT pick Tallo It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ With the Gin Kings faithful cheering his name as he stepped to the stage, Manuel couldn’t stop himself from smiling as he looked back on the amazing year that was.“I’m just thankful for this opportunity that they are giving me and I promise that I won’t disappoint them,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogManuel, however, knows that being drafted is one thing and staying in the league is another.And this early, he is looking forward to showing his wares and proving himself as he joins the back-to-back Governors’ Cup champions. “Being part of the most storied franchise in the league is a huge blessing. Joining any team has its own pressure, but its magnified in Ginebra because of the fanbase and the history of the team. As I approach everything else, I take it as a challenge. As a player, I’m just excited to live up to the expectations that comes with it,” he said.More than anything, what excites the 6-foot-2 guard is the chance to learn from two of the brightest basketball minds in the country today in coach Tim Cone and starting point guard LA Tenorio.“Coach Tim Cone is one of the best basketball minds in the country. I’m just excited to learn under him because I’m still a student of the game. I just want to learn, learn, and learn, and who better to learn from than coach Tim?” he said.“I’m also really excited to play with LA. I have a goal which is to be a combo guard, and who better that from than one of the best in this generation to play in that position.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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