Walmart ramps up cleaning measures after two employees die

first_imgWalmart has adopted additional safety precautions after two employees died due to complications from the coronavirus.According to the report, the two employees identified as 51-year-old Wando Evans and 48-year-old Phillip Thomas worked at the Evergreen Park store in Chicago.“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of two associates at our Evergreen Park store, and we are mourning along with their families,” Walmart told USA Today.Walmart also told reporters that they are unsure how long the employees had the virus but say that the employees had not been at the store for a week before their passing.The retailer also reported that they are unaware how the employees became sick and that in the wake of their deaths, they are currently taking additional measures to ensure the safety of their staff members and shoppers.Walmart has now hired a third-party cleaning company to sanitize high-touch surfaces at the store. In addition to that, they are “allowing no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time,” Walmart announced Friday.Once the store is at 20% capacity, they plan to go to a one -in -one out structure.last_img read more

Mapua dethrones La Salle Greenhills for 22nd NCAA juniors title

first_imgMapua scraped past De La Salle-Greenhills, 77-74, to capture the NCAA Season 94 juniors’ basketball championship Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Red Robins claimed their 22nd title, tying San Beda as the winningest schools in the NCAA high school division.ADVERTISEMENT Paolo Hernandez took the best time to notch a career-high 33 points, 21 coming from beyond the arc, while Dan Arches put up 22 points including the Red Robins’ six fourth quarter points.“They really stepped up on this game,” said Mapua head coach Randy Alcantara of Hernandez and Arches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Greenies’ Joshua David almost sent the game to overtime but game officials ruled that his three-pointer was released after the time ran out.Alcantara also announced that this was his final game as the head coach of the Red Robins as he will now replace the beleaguered Atoy Co at the bench of the Cardinals. “It was memorable because this will be my last game as high school coach,” said Alcantara who has two titles in four finals appearances with the Red Robins.League MVP Joel Cagulangan was a non-factor in this game after he hurt his ankle early in the game and eventually finishing with 10 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college With La Salle struggling, Gonzales trying to figure out how to fit Samuel in Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

RESH Trains 50 Volunteers in Psychosocial Counseling

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A Liberian organization identified as Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH), aims to provide psychosocial support to victims of natural disasters and traumatic events like the Ebola epidemic.Ernest Garnark Smith, Jr., executive director of RESH disclosed that the psychosocial aspect of the war against the deadly Ebola virus was either non-existent or neglected with no attention from the stakeholders.He said RESH intends to provide quality counseling for patients and clinical staff combating the horrific impacts of the Ebola epidemic. The organization is training volunteers to carry out its mission under the theme “Empowering to Serve.”  It recently held a three-day workshop for 50 volunteers at the Amos Taybior Institute in Paynesville. The volunteers are mainly from the Bassa Town Community.The volunteers are being trained in counseling Ebola survivors, relatives, community members and clinical staff. Subjects covered during the workshop included Community Sensitization and Significance in Psychosocial Supports, Trauma Counseling, Grief Counseling and Introduction to Temperament Analysis: An Effective Tool in the Health Profession.The executive director, speaking at the conclusion of the workshop, urged the volunteers to use their newly acquired skills to give back to humanity by way of counseling Ebola survivors and victims in the Bassa Town community. He charged that they would be on the wrong side of history if they did nothing to help after acquiring the counseling skills.He assured the workshop participants that refresher training will be provided by both RESH and its partners in order to keep volunteers abreast of the tasks ahead.Mr. Smith appealed to other humanitarian organizations and UN agencies operating in the country to provide support to his entity to ensure that its work is expanded throughout the country.RESH’s Coordinator, who is himself a psychosocial counselor, social worker and freelance psychosocial author and poet, facilitated the workshop.last_img read more

Police suspend search for missing hiker

first_imgFort Nelson RCMP have confirmed that the search for missing German Hiker Michael Raster has been officially suspended. The 43-year-old man had been dropped off on August 1st in the Tuchodi Lakes area west of Fort Nelson to begin a 250-kilometre hike to Frog Lake. He had arranged for a pilot to pick him up at a Frog Lake cabin on September 10th, but poor weather kept the pilot away until September 12th. When the pilot arrived, there was no sign of Raster.- Advertisement -Police say a number of personal items recovered over the past few days by local hunters and search teams indicate that Raster was separated from his belongings during his journey. The items include a diary that details Raster’s journey until August 8th, then stops abruptly. The discovery of these items leads police to believe that Raster has been without supplies for over 40 days, making his chances for survival extremely low. Police describe Raster as a very experienced backcountry hiker and are still asking local hikers, hunters, guides and outfitters to be on the lookout for the missing man.last_img read more

Datebook 2/14

first_imgTODAY Valentine’s Day luncheon, 10:30 a.m., Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale. Call (818) 548-2188. Valentine’s Day kids event, 2-5 p.m., Delano Recreation Center, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 756-8529. “Have a Heart” sweetheart gala, 6 p.m., Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive. Call (661) 253-8082. Glendale Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m., Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Event includes a guest speaker. Call (818) 249-4742. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Aguero sidelined for two weeks by knee injury

first_img“During yesterday’s training I had a discomfort on my left knee,” Aguero posted on his official Twitter account.“The club’s doctors told me I’ll be back with the team in approximately two weeks. Now it’s time for a full recovery!”Aguero is also a doubt for Argentina’s World Cup warm-up friendlies against Italy and Spain on March 23 and 27 respectively.The 29-year-old’s next goal for City will be his 200th for the club having netted 30 times already this season.Pep Guardiola’s men seem destined to land the Premier League title as they hold a 13-point lead and have a game in hand over closest challengers Manchester United.However, Aguero will have a big part to play if City are to land a first ever Champions League after easing into the quarter-finals for just the second time in the club’s history with a 5-2 aggregate win over Basel in the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sergio Aguero has scored 30 goals in 37 matches for City this season © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 11 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss Monday’s Premier League trip to Stoke due to a knee injury.However, the Argentine is hopeful of being sidelined for just two weeks, which should see him return in time for City’s next fixture at Everton on March 31.last_img read more

Super agent Mendes to help Chelsea land this £36m-rated midfielder?

first_img Chelsea are reportedly looking at Andre Gomes (right) 2 Chelsea are reportedly looking to delve into the transfer market again this summer and it seems manager Jose Mourinho has targeted Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes. Here, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight takes a took at the 21-year-old…Name: Andre GomesDate of birth: 30/07/93Born: Grijo, PortugalClub: ValenciaPosition: MidfielderInternational: Three Portugal capsWhat’s the latest?Reports from Spain claim Chelsea have tabled a £25.7m bid for the talented midfielder, with Mourinho believed to be a big fan of his compatriot. The Blues are thought to want to add to their midfield options with both Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas fading in the second half of the season, while Brazilian Ramires has failed to convince. Valencia are thought to want £36m – Gomes’ release clause – for any deal to be concluded, but both Mourinho and Gomes share the same agent, Jorge Mendes, which could prove pivotal in any deal. Did you know?1) Gomes joined Benfica in 2011 and a year after the 18-year-old’s move, he was celebrating a goal scoring debut in a 3-0 away win against Gil Vicente. In January 2014, Benfica sold 100 per cent of Gomes’ economic rights to a private company, Meriton Capital Limited, for €15 million, plus 25 per cent of a future transfer fee.2) He remained with the Eagles until the end of the season, before joining Spanish club Valencia in July 2014 – in December it was confirmed the Portuguese had signed a contract with the Liga side for the next five seasons. Three of Gomes’ four league goals this season have come in away games.3) Physically Gomes is very strong and has the attributes to become the complete midfielder he is expected to be. His dynamic play between defence and attack are complemented by his passing. The 21-year-old is famed for his passing and ability to run the midfield and he has also won plaudits in Spain for his strength, tactical awareness and defensive responsibility.4) Gomes has been capped three times by Portugal’s national team – making his debut against Albania in September 2014. He has also represented his country from U17 level through to the U21s. There he has scored once in four appearances, with the solitary goal coming in a 6-1 thumping of Poland. At the U20 World Cup in 2013, the midfielder played three times before his nation were knocked out by Ghana in the last 16.Video evidenceDo Chelsea need a player like Gomes? 2last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s chief fire officer Joseph McTaggart.Donegal Chief Fire Officer Joseph McTaggart is urging the public to be cautious following a recent nationwide fire safety alert in the UK on the risk of fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers. This nationwide fire safety alert in the UK has been issued on foot of a spate of fires which is believed were caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers.It is believed that fires are taking place because some smokers are not using compatible chargers. This means too much current goes into the batteries and they overheat and eventually explode. Battery material shoots out – up to two to three metres in distance and can cause a fire if it lands on anything combustible. Latest reported figures from fire services in the UK show that since 2012 they have attended 113 calls to e-cigarette related incidences. In 2012 there were just 8 calls but this increased to 43 in 2013 and there were at least 62 in 2014.Chief Fire Officer in Donegal Joseph McTaggart warns that the increase in the number of fires relating to e-cigarettes is worrying and it is likely that a similar trend is emerging in Ireland.He is urging members of the public to be extra vigilant and advises e-cigarette users to follow these safety tips when charging:• Always use the correct charger and follow the manufacturer’s instructions• Never charge a battery that has signs of damage, that has been dropped, or has been subjected to impact• Never plug a charger into a non-approved mains power transformer• Check that your e-cigarette battery has overcharge or over heat protection• Remove the battery from charge when complete – don’t overcharge• Never leave a battery on charge unattended• Don’t use if wet or exposed to water• Do not over tighten the atomiser when connecting to charger• Ensure that you dispose of batteries correctly. DONEGAL’S CHIEF FIRE OFFICER ISSUES WARNING OVER EXPLODING E-CIGARETTE CHARGERS was last modified: July 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bush to appear at Reagan Library

first_imgPresident George W. Bush is scheduled to arrive today in Southern California, the day before his appearance at an invitation- only dedication of the $31 million Air Force One Pavilion at the Reagan Presidential Library. Bush will be joined by first lady Laura Bush and former first lady Nancy Reagan at the ribbon-cutting of the 87,000-square- foot pavilion, which houses “The Spirit of ’76,’ the Boeing 707 that served as the official plane for him, Reagan and six other former presidents. “We are very proud that President and Mrs. Bush accepted our invitation to attend our grand opening,’ said Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the Reagan Library. “We know it means a lot to Mrs. Reagan. “Not only did Bush fly on the plane, he represents what this is all about: the `Flying White House.’ ‘ But the highlight, for many, will be the brief appearance by the commander in chief. “Any time the president of the United States attends an event in your hometown it’s a huge honor,’ said Simi Valley City Councilman Glen Becerra, who will attend Friday’s ceremony. “It’s something I’m very proud of because it says how important the event is not only to the community but the country.’ The Reagan Library will be closed today through Sunday to prepare for Monday’s grand opening, although private, invitation-only events are scheduled for the weekend. “It’s really come full circle for us,’ Giller said. “We can’t wait to open our doors and let the public come see what we have been able to see every day.’ Because of Bush’s visit, Madera Road between Country Club Drive West and Country Club Drive East and Wood Ranch Parkway between Madera Road and Country Club Drive will be closed on Friday. Hundreds of law enforcement officers, including those with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Simi Valley Police, and California Highway Patrol, will be on hand to assist Secret Service agents with the visitation of the president. “Because there are a number of dignitaries who have been invited to the event, there will be extensive security,’ said Ventura County Undersheriff Craig Husband. — Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7604, or by e-mail at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The jet serves as the centerpiece for the new pavilion, which also features a former Marine One helicopter, presidential limousine and a replica of an Irish pub. The exhibit tells the story of Reagan’s legacy in promoting peace and democracy worldwide. About 750 people are expected at the exclusive grand opening, which is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the hilltop library, where Reagan is buried. The 45-minute program includes remarks by Bush and Nancy Reagan, a flyover by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and a 75-piece orchestra. A separate luncheon program features speeches by former Air Force One pilots. last_img

Mexico relents on killers

first_imgWASHINGTON – Clearing the way for investigators to hunt down hundreds of fugitives from American justice, the Mexican Supreme Court has lifted a ban on extraditing suspects who might face life imprisonment in the United States – a decision hailed Wednesday by California law enforcement officials. The ruling, which applies only to life sentences and not death-penalty cases, could affect more than 700 suspects in California crimes, including 200 in Los Angeles-area crimes, believed to have fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. “Thank goodness it’s done. Now we can bring fugitives back to America,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said. “Clearly the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the policing authorities are going to increase their numbers now.” The ruling overturns a 2001 Mexican Supreme Court decision that life imprisonment is cruel and unusual punishment and that Mexican citizens could not be extradited in such cases. Mexico had previously – in the 1970s – struck down the death penalty except in war or military crimes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the ruling a “giant step forward.” “It will help ensure that simply crossing the border into Mexico no longer results in brutal criminals escaping punishment.” Lawmakers and local leaders attributed the new ruling to a shift in the Mexican high court’s composition, as well as U.S. political pressure. Delegations had met repeatedly with Mexican officials on the topic, and earlier this year Congress threatened to end some aid. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, among those who have met with Mexican officials, and Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, are moving legislation to increase federal resources in cases in which felons flee the country to avoid prosecution. “Our efforts to ratchet up the pressure on Mexico were a factor and perhaps a strong factor,” Schiff said Wednesday. “Our legislation, as well as other legislative efforts, had an influence.” Dreier, who had met with Mexican President Vicente Fox on extradition and also argued the issue before the Mexican Supreme Court, praised that country’s independent judicial system and called the ruling “an extraordinary step.” He attributed the ruling to a growing understanding of the extradition issue and said he does not believe it was in response to any threat from Congress. “As President Fox pointed out to me: He said, ‘Do you think we want a cold-blooded killer roaming this country?’ No threat to Mexico had an impact on the supreme court decision,” Dreier said. In Santa Clarita, the family of sheriff’s Deputy David March, who was killed in 2002, said the ruling has renewed hope that investigators will find and prosecute Armando Garcia, suspected of gunning the deputy down in Irwindale and then fleeing to Mexico. “It’s the best news I’ve heard in 3 years,” said Terri March, David March’s widow. “It’s given us a real, profound hope,” she said. “I just feel more encouraged that we’re going to get him and he’s going to serve time for the crime he’s committed. He got far too many years of freedom.” Barbara March, the slain deputy’s mother, called it “the biggest step forward that we’ve had.” She said investigators have informed her that they know where Garcia is in Mexico, and she believes he will be arrested and extradited. While Cooley declined to discuss the case specifically, Baca said he also is optimistic. “I believe the extradition process will go forward, and the suspect who killed David March will be captured, and he will be extradited to the United States.” Staff Writers Troy Anderson and Harrison Sheppard contributed to this story. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 SNAPSHOTS Some of the Los Angeles County homicide cases involving suspects now believed to be in Mexico: Daniel Perez was convicted in 1999 of shooting his wife in the face in South Gate; a warrant also has been issued for his arrest in connection with the killing of his wife’s father in Fontana. Armando Garcia is the primary suspect in the 2002 shooting of sheriff’s Deputy David March during a traffic stop in Irwindale. Alvaro Jara is the primary suspect in the 1998 drive-by shooting of 12-year-old Steven Morales. In 2001, Mexico refused to deport Jara to the United States. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals U.S. and California lawmakers, as well as victims’ families, had railed against the ruling, saying Mexico was providing a safe haven for killers. Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said being able to haul fugitives to the U.S. for life sentences will have a tremendous impact locally. “This clears the way for those extraditions that have been stalled by Mexico, and it also means prosecutors won’t have to engage in games of legal Twister … just to satisfy the ban on life terms.” Cooley said he expects competition from prosecutors nationwide seeking to extradite thousands of suspects, and he will reassign staffers to speed up Los Angeles County’s effort. About 3,000 suspects nationwide have fled to Mexico, he estimated. “Locating them is going to be the hard part,” Cooley said. But he said their nation’s high court ruling clears the way for Mexican police to openly help track them down. last_img read more