‘An awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now’ in the Upper Midwest

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has finally given in and required masks under some circumstances, even as both Noem and Burgum refuse. Burgum encourages mask-wearing, saying “You don’t have to believe in covid, you don’t have to believe in a certain political party or not, you don’t have to believe whether masks work or not. You can just do it because you know that one thing is very real. And that’s that 100 percent of our capacity is now being used.” But require the thing he knows is one of the most important measures available to fight the coronavirus? Nope.”There’s an awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now,” the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Andrew Pavia told reporters on Wednesday. At this rate, they’re not only going to keep happening, they’re going to get worse. Meanwhile, over in Minnesota, beds are a limiting factor—just 22 ICU beds are left in the Twin Cities, and the state as a whole is over 90% ICU capacity. That’s with coronavirus rates rising quickly, hospitalizations following along, and a rise in deaths presumably following those—especially if hospitals get overwhelmed.The Upper Midwest, in other words, is a disaster area, and the disaster is the natural one of the pandemic and the one created by Donald Trump and the Republican governors and legislatures of so many of these states barring meaningful public health responses to the pandemic. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Southern Sun Ikoyi Set for 6th Annual Golf Day Event

first_imgSouthern Sun Ikoyi is back with its highly anticipated 6th edition annual Golf Day Tournament 2017, taking place at the lush grounds of the Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate on Friday 10th November, 2017. The field of play for this year’s keenly contested Tournament will boast participation from about 72  experienced and intermediary players. The Deputy General Manager Southern Sun Ikoyi Cliff Shiridzinodya, stated last week that golfers should look forward to another exciting tournament. He said that the tournament is geared towards promoting the hotel’s corporate social responsibility and the tournament is designed to be a shotgun game ensuring that all partners and stakeholders of the Southern Sun Ikoyi brand have a truly memorable and fun day.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Corroborating Mr. Shiridzinodya’s comments on the tournament being a laudable CSR initiative for the hotel, the Sales and Marketing Manager, Ubong Nseobot, added that the annual tournament affords the hotel with a veritable platform to giving back to its corporate clients and equally importantly, reinforcing sports tourism in Nigeria.  Adding to the excitement of having the tournament at one of the leading resort in the country, the Key Account Manager, South African Airways, Elidoni Okpeta, stated commitment to the tournament by providing two return tickets for winners on a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.Other mouth-watering prizes as promised by other sponsors, with the Head of Sales, Mandilas Nigeria, Kenneth Nwauzoma, promised top winners to be rewarded with two horsepower air conditioners whilst 7-Up Bottling Company also promised product giveaways and hi-tech television sets to winning players. The Digital Marketing Specialist for Redbull, Ayo Olushekun, said that all players would be energized with drinks all through the tournament duration.last_img read more

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Senegal’s Lamine Sane suspended by Bordeaux

first_imgSenegal international defender Lamine Sane has been suspended indefinitely by his club Bordeaux, along with goalkeeper Jerome Prior.Bordeaux said they took the action because of a “serious incident” after their 4-3 extra-time loss to Nantes in their French Cup tie on Wednesday.The French club added they “would make no further comment on the matter”.Sane joined Bordeaux in 2009 but sought a transfer in January and the ban could now end his career with the club.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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