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$10 Million Transportation Bonding Plan Approved

first_img$10 Million Transportation Bonding Plan ApprovedMONTPELIER – A special committee of the Vermont Legislature May 21 unanimously approved a $10 million transportation bonding plan that is the first phase of a five-year, $80 million transportation plan Governor Douglas presented in his economic stimulus package.The bonding approval not only adds $10 million in state funds to the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s fiscal year 2009 budget, but also allows the Agency to leverage an additional $4 million in federal dollars, raising the total amount of the transportation stimulus package to $14 million.The Agency plans to put $12 million to work immediately on paving and bridge projects that will take place this spring, summer and fall. The remaining $2 million will be used to expedite engineering so additional bridge repairs can happen as quickly as 2009.”No other part of state government has a more direct affect on job creation than transportation,” said Agency of Transportation Secretary Neale Lunderville. “For every $1 million spent constructing or rehabilitating a piece of transportation infrastructure, 47 jobs are created.”This year’s bonding package is the first of what is planned to be a five-year, $80 million stimulus initiative designed to focus more resources on improving Vermont’s aging transportation infrastructure.This year’s bonding package includes 24 miles of new paving as well as money to work on 26 bridges, including seven bridges owned by various Vermont cities and towns. Bridge work ranges from complete replacement or rehabilitation to various preventive maintenance activities like membrane and joint replacement or rehabilitation designed to extend a bridge’s life by 10-to-20 years.”Preventive maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of our bridges,” Lunderville said. “For every $1 we spend today to preserve or maintain a bridge, we save $10 down the road because we do not have to rehabilitate or replace it.”last_img read more

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Comfortably Uncomfortable at the Instant Classic

first_imgBRO Athlete Team runner Chris Harnish accepts a few drawbacks and takes on the Instant Classic Trail Half Marathon at Pocahontas State Park.The weather wrecked my original early season schedule, forcing me to cancel some races and postpone the start of my race season. Gone are my traditional go to EX2 Adventure trail races, and Monster Cross. But I added a new road triathlon in April, and opted to run the 5th annual Instant Classic 1/2 Marathon (a benefit for Richmond’s Fisher House for wounded veterans). Much of my initial season was built around the Epic Xterra races in May and September. However, the cost and time (16 hrs one way) for these events have made me rethink my original goals, opting for a more diverse schedule (more on that soon). However, much of my training went very well this winter, with a steady average of ~20 miles of running each week (yes, I really only run 2-3 hrs/week) and some great bike training. Therefore, I felt reasonably well-prepared for a trail 1/2 marathon.Held at Pocahontas State Park, south of Richmond, the Instant Classic featured familiar trails and a great way to test my run endurance. With spring finally sprung, the weather was dry and cold (about 35 degrees), but largely ideal for racing. Unlike road running, where paces can be easily predicted and dialed in, trail running requires much more “inner knowledge”. Knowing your heart rates and effort levels provides an excellent way to pace.I settled on a race plan built around my own inner knowledge and that’s what I implemented. However, I had not anticipated leading the race from the gun, so I eased my pace back just a bit, but still came through the first 2 miles much faster than my expected 7 min/mile pace. As I slipped back to 3rd place, I kept my HR at about 170 bpm, which was comfortably uncomfortable, knowing that to run faster would likely be disastrous.As expected, I closed the gap again and slid back into 2nd place after mile 5 as the course became a bit more lumpy. While I felt good for the next few miles, I noticed that my quads were getting a bit sore. Normally runners encounter this delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) about 2 days after a race, but my lack of race pace runs past 8 miles, coupled with a number of steep downhill sections left my legs feeling more sore than usual. However, with 1st place about 45 sec up the trail and 3rd place out of sight, I saw no reason to dig more deeply than I needed. Besides, I knew the last mile of the race very well, and the long downhill sections were sure to be a test on my legs, so I slowed my pace a bit before hitting the last 1/2 mile for a fast finish.It was a great to kick off the season with a great result, and to get some key input on my fitness. I even got to watch my wife Chelsea finish off her first trail 1/2 with a great time, as well!Side note: Being a numbers guy, I love to to hone in on mental and physiological aspects of racing to create a scientific approach to racing. I continually read how HR is a useless measure, and for short running races, it may not be helpful for many. But anyone who says that HR is too variable to be useful simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about. During a sustained maximal effort of an hour or more, HR is very predictable and a great bench mark to control your race effort. Case in point, my HR stayed steady between 167-173 bpm over varied terrain, only dropping to the mid-160’s in the last mile where I slowed on the downhills. Based on my training data, my road runs, and my experience, I was able to estimate an average pace of 7 min/mile for the whole race. Despite slowing considerably in the final mile, my overall pace was just over 7 at the finish. So much for unpredictable!last_img read more

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Long Island School Closings Monday, February 11

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As many areas of Long Island are still recovering from the blizzard that left up to 30 inches of snowfall Friday, more than 22 school districts in Suffolk County will remain closed on Monday.As new closings and delays are announced, this list will be updated.AHRC Suffolk- Closed A Bright Child Learning Center, East Islip – ClosedAbiding Presence Preschool, Fort Salonga – Closed Abigail Bottoms Preschool, Patchogue – Closed All About Me Preschool, Selden – Closed Alternatives for Children – All Locations Closed Amagansett School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Anchor Nursery School, Selden – ClosedAsk Us, West Islip – No morning childcare Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Centereach – Closed B’nai Israel Religion, Oakdale – ClosedBay Shore School District – Closed BEST Learning Center, Smithtown – Closed BOCES Eastern Suffolk, Patchogue – Closed Branford Hall Career Institute – Bohemia, Closed staff must report Brentwood School District – Closed Briarcliffe College – Suffolk Campus, Patchogue – Delayed start at 11 a.m. Briarwood Montessori School, Stony Brook – Closed Bridgehampton School District – Delayed start at 10 a.m. Brookhaven Country Preschool, Yaphank – Closed CFA’s Preschool, Smithtown – Closed Castle Kids Day Care, Mastic – Closed Central Islip Union Free School District – Closed Chatterbox Day School, East Islip – Open, but no transportation Children of America, Smithtown – Closed Childtime, Hauppauge – Delayed start at 10 a.m. Christ the King, Commack – Religious Ed. Classes Canceled Church of the Resurrection, Farmingville – Religious Ed. Classes Canceled Cleary School for the Deaf – ClosedCold Spring Harbor School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Commack School District – Closed Comsewogue School District – Closed Connetquot School District – Closed Coram Child Care – Closed Crestwood Country Day School, Melville – Open, but no transportation DDI Opti Healthcare – All Locations Closed DDI All Day Programs, All Locations Closed DDI Starting Early, Huntington, Ronkonkoma – Closed DDI School Program – Huntington, Smithtown – Closed DDI Young Autism Program, Ronkonkoma, Medford – Closed Day Haven Adult Day Services, Ronkonkoma & Port Jefferson – Closed Dowling College – All Campuses Closed Ducky Pond Preschool, Patchogue – Closed Early Discoveries Center, Ronkonkoma – Closed East End Kids Academy, Manorville – Closed East Hampton School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start East Moriches School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Eastport-South Manor Central School District – Closed East Islip School District – Closed East Quoque School District – 2-hour Delayed Start Elwood School District – Closed Emanuel Lutheran School, Patchogue – Closed Farmingdale State College – No AM or PM Classes, Children’s Center CLOSED Five Towns College – Delayed start at 11 a.m. Glen Cove School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Grace Lane Kindergarten, Coram – Closed Greenport Public Schools – 2-Hour Delayed Start HabiTots, Medford – Delayed start at 8 a.m. HabiTots, Middle Island – Closed Half Hollow Hills Central School District – Closed Hampton Bays School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Happy Time Pre School, Smithtown – Closed Harbor Country Day School, St. James – Closed Harborfields Central School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Hauppauge School District- Closed Hayground School, Bridgehampton – 2-Hour Delayed StartHeritage Christian Academy, Bay Shore – Closed Holy Angels Regional School, Patchogue – Closed Holy Family Regional School, Commack – ClosedHunter Business School, Levittown – 2-Hour Delayed StartHunter Business School, Medford – Closed, staff must report Huntington Montessori – Closed Huntington School District – Closed Imagination Preschool, Stony Brook – Closed Islip School District – Closed Ivy League School, Smithtown – Closed JKL Montessori School, Commack – Closed Jewish Academy, East Northport – Closed Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Centers, Riverhead, Cutchogue, Middle Island, Lindenhurst, Shirley, Hampton Bays – Closed| Kiddie Academy, Wading River, East Setauket – Closed Kiddie Care Early Learning Center, Commack – ClosedKiddie Kampus, Medford – Closed Kiddie Kollege, Patchogue – Closed Kids of Miller Place – Closed Kids of Mt. Sinai – Closed Kids of Port Jeff – Closed Kidtastic Kids Preschool, Farmingville – Closed Kings Park School District – Closed LI School For The Gifted, Huntington – Closed Leonard E. Burket Christian School, Center Moriches – Closed Little Flower Union Free School District – Closed Little Lambs Nursery School, Ridge – Closed Little People’s Child Care Center, Medford – Closed Little Rascals Child Care, Miller Place -ClosedLong Island Gay & Lesbian Youth Community Services Center, Bay Shore – 2-Hour Delayed Start Long Island Head Start – All Centers, Patchogue – Closed Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s, East Northport – Closed Longwood School District – Closed Love of Learning Montessori, Centerport, Dix Hills – Closed Lyrical Children’s Preschool, Calverton – Closed Magical Garden Preschool and Mommy n Me , Smithtown – Closed Martin C. Barell School, Commack – Delayed start at 10 a.m.Massapequa School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Messiah Lutheran Preschool, Setauket – Closed Middle Country School District – ClosedMidway Jewish Center Nursery School, Syosset – Delayed Start at 11 a.m. Miller Place School District – Closed Miss Barbara’s Preschool, Centereach – Closed Miss Melanie’s Day Care, South Huntington – Delayed start at 9 a.m. Miss Mella’s Footsteps to Learning, Coram – Closed Miss Toni’s Preschool, Selden – Closed Montauk Public School – 2-Hour Delayed Start Montessori Happy Hearts Inc. Preschool, Blue Point – Closed Mount Sinai School District – Closed New Interdisciplinary School, Yaphank – Closed New Suffolk School District – Delayed start at 10:30 a.m. NIS Child Care, Yaphank – Closed NSSA Adult Services, Commack – Delayed start at 10 a.m. Noah’s Ark Day Care, Port Jefferson – Delayed start at 8 a.m. Noah’s Ark Preschool, Lake Ronkonkoma – Closed North Shore Christian Pre-K, Port Jefferson  Station – Closed North Shore Christian School, Port Jefferson Station – Closed North Shore Jewish Center, Port Jefferson Station – Closed North Shore Montessori School, Stony Brook – Closed Northport/East Northport School District – Closed Northport Nursery School – Closed On My Own Preschool, Miller Place – Closed Our Lady of Mercy, Cutchogue – Delayed start at 11 a.m. Our Lady of Wisdom Regional, Port Jefferson – Closed Our Lady of the Hamptons, Southampton, All Campuses Closed Our Lady of Providence, Central Islip – Closed Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Center Moriches – Closed Our Savior New American School, Centereach – Closed Oysterponds School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Pam’s Giving Tree Preschool, Huntington, Greenlawn – Closed Park Shore Country Day School, Dix Hills – Open, but no transportation Patchogue-Medford School District – Closed Patticake’s Preschool – Holbrook – Closed Peace Christian Day Care, Bohemia – Open, but no transportation Peace Christian Preschool, Bohemia – Classes Canceled Port Jefferson School District – Closed Portledge School, Locust Valley – Delayed Start at 10:15 a.m. Primarily 2s and 3s, Mount Sinai – Closed Pumpkin Patch Day Nursery, Commack – Closed Quogue Elementary School – Delayed start at 9 a.m. Raynor Country Day School, Westhampton – Closed Reach for the Stars Preschool, Ridge – Closed Remsenburg-Speonk School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Rinx Preschool Academy, Hauppauge – Closed Riverhead Central School District – Closed Riverhead Charter School, Calverton – Closed Rocky Point School District – Closed Ross School, East Hampton – 2-hour delayed start Sachem Central School District – Closed Saf-T-Swim, Coram, Riverhead – Delayed start at 12 p.m. Sag Harbor School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Sagaponack School District – Delayed start at 10 a.m. Sayville School District – 2-Hour Delayed start Shoreham-Wading River School District – Closed Skills Unlimited, Oakdale/Ronkonkoma – Closed Small Steps, Hauppauge – Closed Smarty Pantz Preschool, Port Jefferson – Closed Smithtown Central School District – Closed Smithtown Christian School – Closed Smithtown Christian School Day Care Center – Closed South Country Central School District – Closed South Huntington School District – Closed Southampton Montessori – Delayed start at 9:30 a.m. Southampton Public School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Southold School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start Springs School District – Closed Stony Brook University – Closed St. Anselm’s, Shoreham – Closed St. Anthony’s, Rocky Point – Closed St. Anthony’s HS, South Huntington – Closed St. David’s, Riverhead – Closed St. Isidore School, Riverhead – Closed St. James Lutheran Preschool, St. James – Closed St. James Religious Ed, Setauket – Classes Canceled St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia- Closed St. John the Baptist Diocesan HS, West Islip – Closed St. John the Evangelist, Riverhead – Closed St. Joseph School, Ronkonkoma – Closed St. Joseph The Worker Church Religious Ed -East Patchogue – Religious Ed Canceled St. Louis de Montfort Preschoo, Sound Beach – Closed St. Mary School, East Islip – Closed St. Patrick Religious Formation Center, Smithtown – Closed St. Patrick School, Huntington – Closed St. Mary School, East Islip – Closed St. Philip Neri, Northport – All activities canceled St. Pius V, Melville – 2-Hour Delayed Start St. Sylvester Religious Ed, Medford – All activities Canceled Sts. Philip and James School, St. James – Closed Step by Step Montessori, Miller Place – Closed Stony Brook Child Care Services – Closed Suffolk Community College, Selden – All Classes Canceled Summerfield Child Care Center, Holtsville – Closed Temple Beth David Nursery & Religious Schools, Commack – Closed Temple Isaiah Religious School, Stony Brook – All activities canceled The Laurel Hill School, East Setuaket – Closed The Learning Experience, Mount Sinai – Delayed start at 9:30 a.m. The Learning Experience, Stony Brook, Centereach – Closed The Learning Experience, Medford – Delayed start at 11 a.m. The Opportunity Preschool, Hauppauge – Closed Three Village School District – ClosedTouro College Law Center – Closed Tree of Life Nursery and Daycare, Commack – Closed Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rocky Point – Closed Trinity Regional School,East Northport – All Campuses Closed Tuckahoe School District – Delayed start at 10 a.m. Tutor Time, Selden, Coram, Miller Place, Nesconset – Closed Tutor Time, Holbrook, Islandia-Ronkonkoma – Delayed start at 10 a.m. UCP Suffolk Children’s Center, Commack – Closed United Methodist Nursery School, Lake Grove, Huntington – ClosedUpper Room Christian School, Dix Hills – Closed Victory Christian Academy, East Patchogue – Closed Wainscott Common School District – 2-Hour Delayed StartWeekday Nursery School and Child Care Center, Northport – ClosedWesleyan School, Smithtown – Closed West Islip School District – 2-Hour Delayed StartWest Sayville Christian School and Preschool – Closed Westhampton Beach School District – 2-Hour Delayed Start William Floyd School District – Closed Wyandanch School District – ClosedYAI-NIPD, Commack/Brentwood Day Hab – ClosedSources: LongIsland.com, School Districts, News12.comlast_img read more

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CUES Membership Minute: Setting up for good learning in 2020

first_img continue reading » “This was fun! I definitely learned a lot more about the benefits that I have access to through CUES.”“This was a really cool and immersive way to learn about all the different sections and benefits that we have with our membership!” It’s important for CUES members to know the benefits of membership. Because, after all, to benefit from your benefits, you have to use them! Fortunately, there’s still lots of time for you to participate in the Membership Benefits Scavenger Hunt contest. Simply download, complete, and email your finished checklist to awards@cues.org by 4 p.m. Central time on Nov. 29. CUES members have been enthusiastically participating in our scavenger hunt. They are learning about various aspects of their membership, marking off “found” items on a checklistand saying engaging things like: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Casinos hold rally to reopen after not receiving guidance from New York State

first_imgCasino leaders estimate there are more than 5,000 employees at risk of losing their jobs if casinos do not reopen. Losing casinos could also lead to a greater economic impact, affecting local businesses and the tourism industry for New York. Now, they are creating their own protocols in hopes of working with the state on a path to opening back up. (WBNG) — Casinos across New York State are making their voices heard on Thursday after being closed for months. Casino leaders are hosting a rally in Albany on Thursday, calling for guidance on how to reopen from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Many casino employees, including ones from Tioga Downs, feel they have been left in the dark as other phase four facilities continue to reopen. “It’s about being heard, and it’s about hopefully being able to get some answers, to be provided guidance,” said Greg Mallette, Vernon Downs cage operations manager and assistant hotel manager. last_img read more

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Two suicide bombers kill around 30 in northern Nigeria

first_imgThere were conflicting reports as to whether the bomber was male or female.Suicide bombers killed around 30 people in two blasts in northern Nigeria on Tuesday, witnesses and a state governor said, the latest attacks in a renewed offensive by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks but they bore hallmarks of the Islamist militant group, which has bombed several towns and cities in northern Nigeria in the last 10 days after months when they were thought to be hiding out in the Sambisa forest.Last week, more than 200 people died in a string of attacks in Africa’s top oil producer, piling pressure on new President Muhammadu Buhari who is trying to work with neighboring states to quell the insurgency.An attacker detonated a device on Tuesday at a local government building on the outskirts of the city of Zaria, killing 25 people and wounding 32 others, Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, said on Twitter.Zinari Shehu, a local radio journalist, said the bomb went off in a suburb where people had gathered to greet a newly-appointed head administrator.Witnesses and a military source said a female suicide bomber killed four people around the same time at a military checkpoint in Sabon-Gari town in the northeastern state of Borno, which has been hit hardest by the insurgency.“A young lady wearing a veil with explosive devices strapped at her body detonated an IED at a checkpoint … before she was checked,” the military source said.Boko Haram has been trying to establish a state adhering to strict sharia law through an insurgency that began in 2009.It controlled an area larger than Belgium at the end of 2014.Nigerian and regional forces have joined together to push the jihadists out of most of that territory but the militants have a last stronghold in the Sambisa forest reserve and many have dispersed throughout the country.last_img read more

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IAEA considers nuclear safety rules after Fukushima

first_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle IAEA considers nuclear safety rules after Fukushima by: – June 20, 2011 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet The IAEA has highlighted some of the weaknesses that contributed to the crisisThe UN’s nuclear watchdog is holding a meeting aimed at improving nuclear safety, in the wake of the accident at Japan’s Fukushima plant.Officials from 150 nations are meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) offices in Vienna to discuss how to make nuclear more safe.But there are differences as to how much international action is needed to prevent future accidents.The meeting will also discuss a report into the Fukushima nuclear emergency.The BBC’s Bethany Bell in Vienna says some states argue the details of safety regulation should be left to the governments concerned.Others want the IAEA’s guidelines to be made mandatory under international law. At the moment there are only standards and guidelines set by the IAEA.‘Unprecedented emergency’ The Fukushima disaster has prompted widespread public concern about nuclear safety.The nuclear plant’s cooling systems were knocked out by the 11 March earthquake and tsunami. The disaster caused meltdown at three of the reactors.More than three months after the accident, the facility is still leaking radioactive material. Germany has decided to shut down all its reactors by 2022 and Italy has voted against plans to revive nuclear power.The IAEA report on the Fukushima accident is to be published on Monday at the conference.Leaks from the report indicate it has found that Japan did not follow all the proper guidelines for how to respond to the crisis.It failed to follow some safety measures, and did not learn from past threats to nuclear plants in areas prone to tsunami risk, according to leaks.But it will also praise the dangerous and hard work carried out by Japan’s nuclear workers.“The operators were faced with a catastrophic, unprecedented emergency scenario with no power, reactor control or instrumentation,” the 160-page report will say.Some 110,000 tonnes of water have built up during efforts to cool reactors since the twin natural disasters, hampering work to bring the plant under control.The contaminated water, enough to fill 40 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is increasing by 500 tonnes a day as fresh water is continuously being injected to cool the reactors.An operation on Friday to decontaminate the water was abandoned after just a few hours because of a rapid rise in radiation.Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that storage facilities are filling up, so a delay in restarting the filtering system could cause the water to overflow into the sea in about a week.Fukushima is the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986.BBC Newslast_img read more

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Three arrested in connection with shooting incident at Krazy Kokonuts

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Three arrested in connection with shooting incident at Krazy Kokonuts by: – June 4, 2012 Wayne Maxwell Police have confirmed that three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident which occurred at the Krazy Kokonuts Entertainment Centre in Castle Comfort yesterday.According to eye witnesses they had to “dive for cover” to protect themselves when an alleged brawl started.Police Public Relations Officer inspector John Carbon in his report informed that three men have been arrested while two others are in stable condition at the hospital.“The Criminal Investigations Department is conducting investigations into a shooting incident which occurred about 3:30am at the Mau Pau Entertainment Centre on Sunday June 3, 2012. One man Wayne Maxwell succumbed to his injuries while two others are nursing injuries at the Princess Margaret Hospital, they are both in stable condition”. The names of the individuals cannot be published as they have not been formally charged.The proprietor of that establishment Frankie “Krazy T” Bellot has apologized to patrons for the unfortunate incident and has sought to assure them the venue is safe.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Tweetlast_img read more

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2 men jailed for stealing TV inside coffee shop

first_imgILOILO City – Two persons were arrestedfor allegedly stealing a television inside a coffee shop in Barangay Fatima,Jaro district. Police identified them as 19-year-oldKemuel Recio and a 17-year-old minor, both residents of Veterans Village, CityProper. Their 23-year-old accomplice Aladin Jade Socobus was able to escape. Police investigators said Recio and Hablerowere arrested after they were caught in the vicinity of Snap and Shot Cafe Shopcarrying a television and frozen meats around at 12:30 a.m. yesterday. center_img The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Jaro police station, facing charges./PNlast_img read more

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2 seafarers test positive for COVID-19; Tigbauan mayor warns against discrimination

first_imgOf the 18 cases, one remains confined in the hospital, eight are on home quarantine while two are being quarantined in their local government-identified quarantine facility. Three cases recovered from the disease while four died. Family members of the seafarers, too, observed social distancing, she added. Alquisada said the two seafarers were from Japan. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell./PN “Our frontliners who ushered them were prepared. They wore personal protective equipment so their health was not compromised,” said Alquisada. ILOILO – Do not be afraid, panic or discriminate. The local government of Tigbauan is prepared to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mayor Suzette Alquisada told her constituents. Two seafarers in Tigbauan tested positive for the virus. They were part of the over 40 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who recently returned to Iloilo from Cebu. Their three other OFW companions, also residents of Tigbauan, tested negative for the virus but the local government deemed it wise to subject them to a two-week quarantine. According to Alquisada, the two seamen were now in isolation at the town’s quarantine facility. “They are our modern heroes,” said Alquisada. As of yesterday, April 19, Western Visayas had 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Iloilo province having 18, according to the Department of Health. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. They did not have close contact with their families or any other people because from Iloilo City they went ushered straight to the quarantine facility on April 9, stressed Alquisada. Alquisada urged the people of Tigbauan not to discriminate the two seafarers or their families or the healthcare frontliners at the town’s quarantine facility. The two seafarers were a 24-year-old male (Western Visayas’ COVID-19 Patient No. 46) and a 26-year-old male (Patient No. 47). Both were asymptomatic or not showing symptoms such as fever and cough, among others.last_img read more

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