‘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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LEADING OFF: Pads upgrade ‘pen, Mets-Yanks play 2 again

first_img COMMENT Written By Associated Press Television News A look at what’s happening around the major leagues Sunday:___CLOSING THE DEALTrevor Rosenthal’s bounce-back season has put him in the middle of a playoff race. The San Diego Padres acquired the reliever from Kansas City on Saturday for outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named.The Padres, trying for their first postseason appearance in 14 years, thought their bullpen would be a strength this season after they traded for Emilio Pagán and signed Drew Pomeranz in free agency. But it has been hit hard by injuries, losing closer Kirby Yates for the rest of the season because of an inflamed right elbow.The 30-year-old Rosenthal has a 3.29 ERA and seven saves after struggling with injuries and poor performance in recent years. He could join the Padres in time for their game against Colorado at Coors Field.SUBWAY SERIESThe Yankees and Mets are set for their second seven-inning doubleheader in three days to make up games postponed last weekend at Citi Field after a Mets player and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus. The Mets will be the “home” team at Yankee Stadium in the second game, just as they were Friday when Amed Rosario hit a walkoff home run in his road grays.The Yankees will let prized pitching prospect Deivi Garcia make his major league debut starting one of the games, and right-hander Michael King (1-1, 6.59 ERA) will start the other. The Mets plan to start righty Rick Porcello (1-4, 6.43 ERA) and converted closer Seth Lugo (1-2, 2.03).JUST KEEP SWIMMINGTampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is not a healthy one. Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough became the 11th Rays pitcher since the start of summer camp to be sidelined with an injury when he went on the 10-day injured list Saturday because of left groin tightness.The Rays have maintained their grip on the division lead as the Yankees battle their own injury woes. Blake Snell, the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner, is one of the regulars remaining on the staff and gets the ball against the Marlins and right-hander Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.35).HOLT JOLTThe Washington Nationals are hoping Brock Holt can give them a boost down the stretch. The defending World Series champs signed the longtime Boston utilityman before their game at Fenway Park.Holt got a $3.25 million, one-year deal with Milwaukee in the offseason. He was cut by the Brewers a few days ago after hitting just 3 for 30 (.100).Holt was a popular player with the Red Sox and helped them win the 2018 World Series. That year, he became the only player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game.The Nationals had the second-worst record in the NL when they made the move to get Holt, but were only a couple games out of the expanded playoff field. They made the move with infielder Starlin Castro expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist.Image credits: AP LIVE TV First Published: 30th August, 2020 07:08 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 07:08 IST LEADING OFF: Pads Upgrade ‘pen, Mets-Yanks Play 2 Again Trevor Rosenthal’s bounce-back season has put him in the middle of a playoff race. The San Diego Padres acquired the reliever from Kansas City on Saturday for outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Bede Gaming powers up The Rank Group’s digital performance

first_img Related Articles Michael Brady, CEO of Bede Gaming, commented: “Our company’s mission is to become the first-choice gaming platform in regulated markets and Rank’s digital growth is proof that we can achieve this goal. We take our client’s needs and requirements seriously and look to work in partnership to achieve these successes.“The Rank Group is a forward-thinking company that wants to use innovation to push the industry upwards, which is exactly the sort of attributes we look for in a partner. The strength of our platform, both in terms of security and flexibility, is second to none and we look forward to using it to continue Rank’s success.” Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 StumbleUponcenter_img Share Share Michael Brady – Bede GamingThe Rank Group recently reported 13% digital revenue growth, with a 35% uplift in its Grosvenor Casino brand’s digital performance, and credited Bede Gaming with enhancing its digital platform to generate these significant gains.Having switched to Bede in 2016 from OpenBet, Rank has not only seen strong growth in the digital field but has also achieved greater operational efficiency, due to Bede’s front line operator tools. The multi-brand operator needed a solution to fit with its ambitious online plans, and one which provided the group with flexibility and efficiency to control their own digital objectives.After migrating to Bede’s gaming solution, the operator looked to introduce a sportsbook to its other successful offerings. Bede completed the integration of the Kambi sportsbook in just 10 weeks. The speed of the integration, combined with the quality of Bede’s live data, enabled Rank to have a particularly successful Cheltenham Festival.Adam Joseph, Director of Digital Operations at the Rank Group Plc, said: “We are extremely pleased with how we’ve been able to work with Bede to deliver such a successful outcome.“The perceived risk of moving to newer technology was unfounded. Bede allows us the flexibility, speed and control we need to transform our digital plans and we look forward to continuing our work with them to see how much they, and we, can grow in the future.”Rank, who reported substantial benefits to their digital casino brand following the migration to Bede, continues to make use of Bede’s robust platform, and has already reported positive numbers for this year, sustaining its upward trajectory in the digital arena.The operator attributes much of its strong growth to Bede’s powerful back office software, which includes comprehensive campaign management, advanced bonusing and detailed player management. The hugely successful partnership between the two companies is seeing further collaboration in more innovative projects, with releases due throughout the year. Submitlast_img read more

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