Pregnant Inmate on Ventilator gives Birth before dying of COVID-19

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas – A pregnant inmate with COVID-19 struggling to live on a ventilator gave birth last week and Tuesday, she was pronounced dead.The Federal Bureau of Prisons said that 30-year-old Andrea Circle Bear was sentenced in South Dakota to 26 months in prison for “maintaining a drug involved premises.” and contracting the On April 4, Circle Bear was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19. She died due to complications from the illness on April 28.After she started exhibiting a fever and cough, the mother-to-be was then transported to a federal prison medical facility, FMC Carswell, in Fort Worth, Texas where she was immediately quarantined.Evenutually as her health failed and her delivery date approached, Circle Bear was transported to a local hospital due to concerns about her pregnancy.Unfortunately, her symptoms of COVID-19 worsened and she was placed on a ventilator. The next day,doctors say her baby was delivered by cesarean section.Officials say Circle Bear had a pre-existing medical condition which the CDC lists as a risk factor for developing more severe COVID-19. The condition of the newborn baby has not been disclosed.last_img read more

Anxiety About Coronavirus Can Affect Children

first_imgNo cases of the virus have been identified in New Jersey. A Royal Caribbean cruise liner, the Anthem of the Seas, was detained in Bayonne last week while passengers suspected of carrying the virus were tested for the disease. All of the test results were negative. “The fact there has been no significant spread of the coronavirus throughout New Jersey does not mean we should ignore this growing global health care challenge,” Menendez said. The New Jersey Coronavirus Hotline is staffed by medical professionals and available 24 hours a day. Call the hotline at 800-222-1222 with any question or concerns you may have about the disease. As news about the virus floods the airwaves and travels through social media, worries about the disease are taking an emotional toll, particularly on children, said Carol Veizer, founder and director of the NJ Center for Healing Arts in Red Bank. “You could tell them that it’s very unlikely that anyone they know in the United States will get sick and die of the virus,” she said. What are people worried about? With cases of Covid-19 numbering more than 40,000 worldwide, the federal government has declared a public health emergency and mandated that travelers returning from Hubei province in China, where the virus was first identified, undergo 14 days of quarantine. It’s also important to reassure them that “we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Remind them of what they have within their own power, like washing their hands, not touching their faces,” Veizer added. On Monday, Feb. 10, Persichilli and other government and health officials joined U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) at a press conference to outline steps that are being taken to protect New Jerseyans from the virus and prepare for any potential emergency. But as the virus spreads, so can false information on social media, so it’s important to make sure the information you’re receiving is accurate. That’s why the NJ Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has established a 24-hour hotline dedicated to responding to concerns about the coronavirus. The hotline is staffed by medical professionals.  Despite the level of anxiety caused by the coronavirus, it’s the flu virus that poses the biggest threat right now. And the best way to avoid getting sick is to wash your hands and avoid touching your face. It’s important to pay attention, said Veizer. If your child is having trouble sleeping, reluctant to go to school or concerned about visiting public places, it’s important to talk with them. “Always begin by asking them what they know about it, what their specific fears are,” Veizer said. Avoiding the subject isn’t helpful, she continued. Sharing the facts with them honestly, in an age-appropriate way, can help them deal with their fears more effectively. Though the novel coronavirus, now named Covid-19, isn’t present in the Two River area, some mental health experts find anxiety related to the disease may need to be addressed, particularly with children. “The big thing that we see with kids is that they’re worried that their parents are going to die” from the virus, said Veizer, a professional counselor who has worked with children and adults for more than 30 years. center_img The article originally appeared in the February 13-19, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Kids who hear news reports about adults dying from the virus and leaving children behind may fear that they might lose a parent, too.  To date, 14 cases of Covid-19 have been diagnosed in the United States. The states in which the disease has been confirmed are Washington, California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Massachusetts. “People are afraid in general,” Ruck said. “They see some people walking around wearing a mask and they get scared. Their neighbor comes home from a trip to China and they’re nervous about that. People still have a lot of concerns.” A worried parent can make matters worse, because a child may feel that they can’t depend on their parent to keep them safe. “The kids are really feeding off parents’ emotions,” Veizer said. By Eileen Moon | [email protected] He has urged the Trump Administration to fully fund pandemic preparedness and response efforts. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee which sets national health policy, said the Trump Administration has repeatedly proposed dramatic budget cuts that could threaten the government’s ability to combat the spread of the virus. “Calls are continuing to come in,” said Bruce Ruck, managing director of drug information and professional education at the NJ Poison Center. “People still have a lot of questions. Our goal is to provide factual, accurate information. There’s a lot of stuff on social media that may not be accurate.” Teenagers want and deserve straight answers. “Across the board, they want very frank information,” she said. In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has established a task force led by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to enhance communication between various government agencies and the medical community. Five New Jersey residents who had been stranded in China as a result of the emergency returned home last week, including a couple from Monmouth County. The travelers were required to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine set by the federal government. And adults are definitely feeling the stress. “We’ve had more cancellations than usual,” Veizer said. “Some people are so terrified of contracting the virus that they’re staying home.”last_img read more

Nixon earns fourth honor of campaign

first_imgSenior guard Aaron Nixon was named Co-Player of the Week by the Big West Conference on Monday. Nixon, who had been selected Player of the Week on three previous occasions this season, led the 49ers’ to road victories over Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara. Cal Poly’s Dawin Whiten shared the honor. John Mallinger, who attended Long Beach State, finished third Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It was just Mallinger’s eighth PGA Tour start and he earned $374,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Baseball honors Dirtbags shortstop Danny Espinosa and relief pitcher Bryan Shaw earned Big West Co-Player of the Week honors. Espinosa hit .467 in four games and Shaw picked up the victory by throwing three shutout innings and striking out five in Long Beach’s 9-8, come-from-behind victory over No. 7 Texas on Saturday. The Dirtbags are 4-2. Mallinger third center_img Nixon, who had a total of 10 steals in the two games, scored 26 points in an 80-77 win over Cal Poly on Thursday. He then came back Saturday and made the game-winning shot with four-tenths of a second to play in the 49ers’ 68-67 win over Santa Barbara. Nixon scored 14 points. He is averaging 17.3 on the season. Long Beach is 17-6 overall and in first place in the Big West Conference at 8-2. The 49ers tangle with second-place Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Fullerton. last_img read more

MTN-Qhubeka ready for Tour du Suisse challenge

first_img “There are some serious mountains there, so there are some good opportunities there [to do well]. Hopefully the legs and the form will be good, so that I can see what I can do.”Television coverage South African and African cycling fans will be able to follow the fortunes of Team MTN-Qhubeka in the Tour du Suisse on SuperSport, which will deliver a delayed broadcast of Saturday’s first stage, followed by live coverage of every other day, through until the finish on Sunday, 22 June. SAinfo reporter 11 June 20134 South Africa’s Team MTN-Qhubeka will be on the starting line of the 78th Tour du Suisse on Saturday, eager to test their mettle against many of the world’s leading cyclists over the course of nine days. The challenge will be great, as many of those riders will be in peak physical condition ahead of the Tour de France. ‘Incredibly important race’ “The Tour of Switzerland is an incredibly important race for Team MTN-Qhubeka,” Team Principal Douglas Ryder said in an interview on the team’s YouTube channel on Tuesday. “The Tour of Switzerland is the fourth-biggest stage race in the world of cycling. It has huge media coverage around the event,” Ryder said. “It is one of the final preparation races for the big teams in terms of the Tour de France, and so it was critical for us to get into that event. “We’ll bring a fantastic team there, because it is the kind of event that suits our riders. It’s very hilly and it’s good for our African and European riders.”Vuelta a Espana preparation MTN-Qhubeka will be using the Tour du Suisse to prepare for the Vuelta a Espana, which along with the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia make up the sport’s three Grand Tours. The Vuelta will be raced for the 69th time this year, taking place from 23 August to 14 September. One of the major aims of the team’s participation in the Tour du Suisse, besides good results, will be to run a smooth operation ahead of the three-week race around Spain.Making a mark Assessing where Team MTN-Qhubeka could make its mark in Switzerland, Ryder said: “In the first few days, we’ll look for Gerald Ciolek to potentially win a stage because he can really get over the mountains and the smaller climbs. “Going towards the end of the tour, the last two stages, which are mountain-top finishes, we’ll be looking to Sergio Padilla, Linus Gerdemann and, obviously, Louis Meinjties [to excel].”Testing oneself against the best Meintjies, the silver medal winner in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in September 2013, said in a Soundcloud interview released on Tuesday that he was eager to test himself against the best. “I’m really looking forward to racing the Tour of Switzerland. It will be my first World Tour stage race, so that will be something new for me,” Meintjies said. “I am really looking forward to seeing how I cope with that level [of racing] day after day.last_img read more

Increase Your Focus on Targets

first_imgThere is a man on his hands and knees underneath a street light. He is searching for something he’s lost. A police officer walks by and asks the man what it is he is searching for, and the man answers, “My keys. I’ve lost my keys.” The police officer joins the man in looking for the keys, and asks, “Do you remember where you dropped them?” The man, still on his hands and knees searching, says, “Yes. I dropped them in the alley over there.” The police officer asks, “Why, then, are you looking for them here,” to which the man who has lost his keys replies, “Because the light is better over here.”On VisibilityThere is a difference between targets and leads, targets being far more valuable. Much like the man who has lost his keys, some salespeople (and whole sales organizations, as it turns out) believe that, because they can see the lead, because they have contact information, and because the lead has taken some small, mostly meaningless action that can be measured (read, download), it is better than a cold target. Because a lead is visible, it appears easier than cold targets.No Interest. High Value.A strategic, cold target isn’t easily obtained, just like the keys. The circumstances appear more difficult. Your cold target already has a partner that provides what you propose to provide. The contacts are tougher to reach and are reluctant to schedule a meeting with a salesperson. Creating and winning an opportunity requires that one nurture relationships over time and create value compelling enough for the contacts within the account to consider doing something different. More still, a lot of people within the company have no real interest in changing at all.But for many in sales, the cold strategic targets are necessary to reaching their goals. Even if you have to look in the dark alley instead of under the street light.Your dream clients, the ones for whom you can create massive value, and in doing so, transform your results and your company, are known to you. You know where they are, and you know they will be more difficult to win. As difficult as it might be, it’s still easier than believing that leads are a better strategy—even if they are easier to see under the street light.last_img read more

SEA Games: Malaysia promises to iron out ‘glitches’

first_imgThailand’s Chaiyawat Buran (L) fights for the ball with Indonesia’s Gavin Kwan during their men’s football Group B round match of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at Shah Alam Stadium, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Manan VATSYAYANAMalaysia’s sports minister admitted Wednesday there were “glitches” with preparations for the Southeast Asian Games after a report said a key venue was not ready and fans had trouble getting into a football game.The Malay Mail Online reported that the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre needed a lot of work as it was only handed over to organizers two days ago, while spectators faced problems getting into Monday’s Malaysia-Brunei match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BaliPure sweeps Pocari Sweat for first PVL crown Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Hosts Malaysia won the first gold of the games Wednesday in sepak takraw, a sport native to Southeast Asia that combines elements of football and volleyball. They beat the Philippines and Brunei in the “chinlone” category of the sport to win.Malaysia is targeting 111 gold medals at the SEA Games, which brings together thousands of athletes from across the region. MOST READ View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games “There are some glitches here and there, we are taking care of that now,” Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters, adding that overall the picture was “so far so good”.Khairy, who himself will compete in polo at the multi-sport event, earlier offered assurances that all venues for the August 19-30 games would be ready on time despite the problems, the Malay Mail reported. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEvents taking place at the convention centre include judo, karate, taekwondo and snooker.Large crowds flocked to watch the Malaysia-Brunei game Monday, which Malaysia won 2-1, but some fans with tickets could get in, with media reports blaming poor organization.last_img read more

ABL: Alab Pilipinas stays unbeaten at home, rips Hong Kong

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Lawrence Domingo and Caelan Tiongson contributed 10 points apiece while playmaker Ethan Alvano added seven points, seven rebounds and five assists.Marcus Elliot had a team-high 21 points for Hong Kong, which dropped to 9-8. Deguara, who was saddled with foul trouble, played little factor on offense with only seven points but did have 12 rebounds and five blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Paul George fires 36 points, leads Thunder past Bucks US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label PLAY LIST 01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech02:20Hidden healers treat Hong Kong protesters02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Balkman collected 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists while the 7-foot-3 Ramos scattered 18 points, 19 rebounds and six assists against Hong Kong’s 7-foot-5 giant Sam Deguara.Guard Josh Urbiztondo also gave the Philippine side a lift with 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting from downtown to offset the absence of Ray Parks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsParks, the reigning two-time Local MVP, was out for the second straight game due to a groin injury.Alab, which upped its league-best mark to 10-2, pulled away in the third quarter thanks to a 17-2 run behind Balkman. View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Photo from ABLAlab Pilipinas continued its perfect run at home after an 88-76 drubbing of Hong Kong Eastern in the 2019 Asean Basketball League Sunday night at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Puerto Rican reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos were dominant anew while the locals provided ample support for Alab, which improved its home record to 9-0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

MOLs LNG Carrier Fleet Gets VSAT Update

first_imgzoom MOL LNG Transport (Europe), a subsidiary of Japan-based shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), has signed a contract with NSSLGlobal to replace the underperforming and unstable legacy VSAT system on board MOL LNG’s fleet of 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.Eleven ships have been completed and a further three are being worked on.Many installations have been conducted while the ships were in active service, NSSLGlobal said, adding that the installation involved removing the old equipment, replacing with new racks and completing the task of configuring the antennas when the ships were moving.The new system meets MOL LNG’s performance and support requirements to deliver faster, more robust operational connectivity and ship-to-shore remote access, alongside improved crew welfare and MLC-2006 compliance, according to NSSLGlobal.“Satellite communications is a key requirement onboard the MOL LNG fleet and is likely to continue as the industry moves into the era of the smart ship,” said Henrik Christensen at NSSLGlobal.last_img read more

14day judicial custody for MLA Anant Singh

first_imgPatna: A Barh court on Sunday remanded controversial Bihar MLA Anant Singh to judicial custody for two weeks in connection with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case lodged against him.Singh, who had surrendered on Friday in Delhi, was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) of Barh, Pankaj Tiwari. The ACJM sent him to 14 days’ judicial custody. Singh will be lodged in Patna’s Beur central jail. “An application for seeking Anant Singh on remand for interrogation could not be taken in the absence of regular court. Police will make application on Monday in this regard,” Patna Superintendent of Police (Rural) Kantesh Kumar Mishra said. The legislator, who was on the run after the police had registered the case against him following seizure of an AK-47 rifle and grenades from his ancestral home on August 16, had appeared before Saket Court Metropolitan Magistrate Harun Pratap on Friday and surrendered. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A police team headed by Barh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Lipi Singh and Danapur ASP Ashok Mishra brought the Mokama MLA from New Delhi on Sunday morning and took him directly to Barh from Patna Airport amid tight security. Police had raided the ancestral home of Singh, an Independent MLA from Mokama, on August 16 and seized an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, live cartridges and two hand grenades. Police conducted a second raid at the 1, Mall Road, official residence of Singh in Patna on August 17 but he was not present. His accomplice Chhotan Singh was, however, apprehended from there. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KA sword and a mobile phone were also seized from the legislator’s official residence. Singh had claimed that he has not visited his ancestral house in the past 14 years. Singh – nicknamed as “Chhote Sarkar”- has a long criminal record and was recently summoned to the police headquarters in Patna for giving his voice sample in connection with an attack on a Mokama-based contractor. He was formerly known to have shared a close relationship with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but the two apparently fell out ahead of the 2015 assembly elections. Singh then left the JD(U) and contested and retained his seat as an Independent.last_img read more

Ohio State mens soccer suffers 1st loss of season

Then-junior midfielder Yianni Saris (6) dribbles the ball in an exhibition game against IPFW Aug. 20, 2013. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is undefeated no more.OSU (2-1-3, 1-1-0) hung around with Penn State (6-0-1, 2-0-0) throughout much of the Sunday afternoon contest, but ultimately fell to the Big Ten leaders, 1-0.The trip to State College, Pa., was one that the Buckeyes knew all week would not be an easy one, junior defender Kyle Culbertson said.“We’re just looking forward to Penn State, knowing it’s going to be a hard game,” he said before the game. “I know they’re ranked pretty high in the country and also No. 1 in the conference, so I know it’s going to be a tough game. They’ve done well in the conference the last two years and kind of set the standard for everyone else.”The Nittany Lions, the two-time defending Big Ten champions, came into the game ranked No. 10 in the nation.Penn State scored the game’s lone goal late in the 63rd minute, when redshirt-junior midfielder Kyle MacDonald deposited a pass into an empty net.The net was abandoned because OSU redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov scrambled out to knock the ball away from sophomore forward Connor Maloney. Holloway was able to pass across to MacDonald, who put it into the far post.The goal was the first of MacDonald’s collegiate career.The Buckeyes only managed to register three shots on goal, with none representing a real scoring opportunity.OSU was outshot, 22-6, overall by the heavy-powered Penn State offense, which has scored at least one goal in each of its seven games this season.Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton picked up his fifth shutout of the season to remain undefeated. Wolverton has yet to allow a goal this season, as the only score Penn State has allowed came after Wolverton received a red card Sept. 8.Ivanov made 10 saves in the defeat, a season high. Ivanov had only made 19 saves through the first five games, including not needing to make one in a shutout victory against Northwestern Sept. 14. That comes after making 110 saves last season, ranking fifth in the nation.OSU is scheduled to take a break from Big Ten play this week to host Akron on Wednesday before heading back on the road to travel to University of Dayton on Saturday. Those games are set to begin at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. read more