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4 Ilonggo nurses abroad succumb to COVID-19

first_imgILOILO City – Four Ilonggo nursesworking abroad got infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19), and died. Cabillon had been working in New YorkCity for the past 30 years. According to his mother Heide, Jimeneastruggled with COVID-19 for 21 days. She kept track of her son’s conditionthrough his wife who was also working in the UAE. Accad worked at the John D. DingellVeterans Affairs Medical Center. She was set to retire this year. Jimenea, who had been working in theUAE for a decade, was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital aftertesting positive for COVID-19. By then, he was already having difficultybreathing. The death was difficult for thefamily; they knew he was very careful with his health. Another Ilonggo nurse who succumbed toCOVID-19 was Amor Padilla-Gatinao of Barangay Arguelles, Jaro district here.She died in the United Kingdom. In the Philippines, the Department ofHealth (DOH) revealed on April 22 that over 1,000 healthcare workers in thecountry were positive for COVID-19, and most of them were doctors. “Gustoko tani i-cremate na lang para in case ma-lift anglockdown, madala diri,” according tothe mother. “After hearing his Papa’s voice clip,he breathed his last. Perhaps he was just waiting to hear from him,” saidHeide. She completed her high schooleducation at Central Philippine University and her Nursing degree at WestVisayas State University. Of the number, 26 died, including 19doctors. Cabillon worked as an emergency roomnurse at Kings County Hospital. Just recently, it was also reportedthat Alimodian, Iloilo resident and nurse Divina Amo-Accad, 72, died inDetroit, Michigan, USA. She, however, said the UAE has its ownprotocols in managing COVID-19 mortalities and this must be respected. The agency broke down the 1,062infected healthcare workers, namely, 422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medicaltechnologists, 21 radiological technologists, 51 nursing assistants and 152other medical personnel such as administrative staff and barangay healthworkers. Accad earned her college degreeBachelor of Science in Nursing at Central Philippine University 1969. Gatinao worked at St. Charles Hospitalin Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington. On Sunday at around 5:40 a.m.(Philippine time), 44-year-old Marlon Jimenea of La Paz district here died atthe University Hospital Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he wasworking. The hazards include pathogen exposure,long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout,stigma, and physical and psychological violence, according to the World HealthOrganization (WHO). Healthcare workers are at thefrontline of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazardsthat put them at risk of infection. Maria Guia Cabillon of this city diedyesterday morning (Philippine time) while being treated at a hospital in NewYork City, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. The DOH maintained that it isfollowing WHO-guided protocols on the use of PPEs for medical frontliners./PN The WHO expressed concern over thenumber of healthcare workers with COVID-19 in the Philippines. Dr. AbdiMahamud, WHO-Western Pacific Region COVID-19 Incident Manager, said he wasworking with DOH to find out if there is a possible shortage of personalprotective equipment causing this trend. Her children Grace and Fatima Evenconfirmed their mother’s passing on Facebook.last_img read more

Cullen given Leinster job

first_imgLeo Cullen has been appointed as Leinster’s new head coach. Leinster and the Irish Rugby Football Union announced that Cullen has agreed a two-year deal. He had been in interim charge following the departure of Matt O’Connor at the end of last season. Cullen made more than 200 appearances for Leinster and captained them to three European titles. The 37-year-old former lock also won 32 Ireland caps between 2002 and 2011. Leinster Rugby chief executive Mick Dawson said: ” Leo’s status as a player is beyond question. He is second only to Gordon D’Arcy in terms of senior appearances, and he was an outstanding captain and leader on the pitch. “Over the last 12 months or so in his capacity with the forwards, and indeed over the pre-season as interim head coach, Leo has continued to impress everyone at Leinster with his tactical and strategic direction. “It was a thorough and robust interview process, and we took our time to ensure that this was the case. The process included the input of all relevant stakeholders, and ultimately Leo was the best candidate that we interviewed.” Leinster defence coach Kurt McQuilkin, meanwhile, has seen his short-term deal extended to a two-year contract. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse tops Clemson 84-75, to open conference slate

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In the conference opener for both teams, No. 14 Syracuse (12-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated Clemson (9-5, 0-1), 84-75, on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. After trailing by as many as 19 in the fourth quarter, Clemson cut SU’s lead to three points before the Orange pulled away late.Syracuse tied its season-high with 16 3-pointers and relied on the deep ball to close out the Tigers, who converted just one shot behind the arc. Five triples by Miranda Drummond helped her pace the Orange with a team-high 23 points, while a season-high seven 3s by Gabrielle Cooper fueled her to 22 points of her own.Cooper’s rapid 3s served as another signifier of her marked improvement from deep. As a freshman, the Lansing, Illinois native shot 28.4 percent from behind the arc. Last year, her rate jumped to 34.3. This season, Cooper’s leading the team with a blistering 42.7 percent mark.“I knew she had a chance to get better every year,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Because she’s a kid that takes advantage of her opportunities, shoots the ball.”Cooper got the Orange going, nailing two 3-pointers off passes by Tiana Mangakahia in the first minute of the game. The Tigers’ offense soon got their feet underneath them though, reeling off 12 points in the ensuing two minutes to just two for SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter four misses in a row, Syracuse turned to Drummond for offense. First, the redshirt senior converted a four-point play from the left corner to tie the game at 12. On the next trip down the floor, Drummond hit another triple, this time to push the Orange ahead.The second half of the quarter saw both teams lose their touch from the floor. It took nearly four minutes before a field goal was made, by Clemson’s Simone Westbrook. Cooper responded with the last bucket of the period, a 3-pointer that gave Syracuse a 20-16 lead.“(Cooper) has to do a lot for us on the court,” Hillsman said. “Rebounding the ball, handling the ball. We just need her to continue to do what she does well – catch and shoot and take open shots.”The Orange implemented its full-court press and looked to score more in the paint in the second quarter. After failing to record a point in the area in the first, SU finally tallied two on a layup by Amaya Finklea-Guity 90 seconds into the second.Once Finklea-Guity broke the cold spell, Kiara Lewis began to attack the paint relentlessly. The Ohio State transfer went scoreless in the first quarter but kept the Orange offense afloat in the second, by scoring five straight points in just over a minute to push SU’s lead to eight.Both teams suffered another stretch in which they struggled from the field, as aside from one field goal each they simply traded free throws. The fouls allowed Clemson to slow Syracuse down and slightly chip away at its lead before Cooper caught fire from behind the arc again. Two consecutive 3-pointers gave SU a 41-29 lead with two minutes to go, and a Finklea-Guity layup with three seconds left pushed the advantage to 14 by halftime.“The way we shot the ball tonight,” Hillsman said, “they weren’t going to get any closer than they did. We just made open shots.”The Tigers opened the third quarter with two free throws but were promptly answered by Drummond’s fourth 3 of the game. Mangakahia responded to a Clemson layup with two triples, as she boosted the Syracuse lead to a game-high 19-points and prompted a Clemson timeout.Just as it looked like the Orange were poised to put the game away, however, the Tigers’ offense brought them back into the contest. Fueled by 11 free throws and improved ball security — they had just one turnover in the third period after losing 11 in the first half — Clemson finished the quarter on a 22-12 run, culminating in an and-1 layup by Westbrook that cut SU’s lead to seven. An off-balance floater by Isis Young beat the third quarter buzzer though, and the Orange went into the final period clinging to a 64-55 lead.“We just started fouling them,” Hillsman said as an explanation for the Tigers’ third-quarter run. “They shot 39 free throws tonight. That’s a ton. We need to do a better job of keeping them off the line.”Digna Strautmane’s jumper to begin the fourth gave Syracuse its double-digit advantage back, but it was brief. Scores by four different Tigers were offset only by Cooper’s sixth 3-pointer of the game as Clemson trimmed the SU lead to 69-62. The Tigers continued the pressure, cutting their deficit to five and then three, after another bucket by Westbrook.That was the closest Clemson would get the rest of the game, though, as Mangakahia answered on the other end with perhaps the biggest basket of the game. A 3-pointer of the dribble from the right wing gave Syracuse some breathing room and was followed by Cooper’s seventh 3-pointer of the night. The Tigers never again got within less than seven points and the Orange emerged with their first ACC win of the season.“In the ACC, toughest conference in the country, you gotta go on the road and win games,” Hillsman said. “We just made shots when they were needed to win the game.”Up next for Syracuse is another road ACC game, on Sunday against Virginia Tech. After winning 13 straight games to open their season, the Hokies dropped their ACC opener Thursday against Miami. Comments Published on January 3, 2019 at 10:14 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more