15 more LSIs test positive for COVID-19

first_imgOf the 15 new cases, only one was from this city – a 22-year-old female (Patient No. 413) from Lapuz district. “Sa gihapon ginapahanumdom naton ang mga pumoluyo nga i-observe ang minimum health standards para malikawan nga paglapta sang virus,” said DOH-6 epidemiologist Dr. Glen Alonsabe. ILOILO City – With 15 more locally stranded individuals (LSIs) positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday, Western Visayas’ cases surged to 427. * 35-year-old male from Balasan, Iloilo (Patient No. 123)* 24-year-old male from Escalante Negros Occidental (Patient No. 212)* 26-year-old male from Escalante, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 213)* 20-year-old male from Escalante City, Negros Occidental (Patient No. 219)* 16-year-old- male from Dumangas, Iloilo (Patient No. 276)* 51-year-old male from Nueva Valencia, Guimaras (Patient No. 297)With 159 recovered patients and 11 deaths, Western Visayas’ active cases stood at 257 as of yesterday. * 31-year-old male from Bago City (Patient No. 414)* 33-year-old male from Bago City (Patient No. 415)* 23-year-old male from Binalbagan (Patient No. 416)* 36-year-old female from Hinoba-an (Patient No. 417)* 25-year-old male from Binalbagan (Patient No. 418)* 21-year-old male from Binalbagan (Patient No. 419)* 21-year-old male from Himamaylan (Patient No. 420)* 25-year-old male from Himamalyan (Patient No. 421)* 24-year-old male from Victorias City (Patient No. 422)* 35-year-old male from Escalante City (Patient No. 423)* 20-year-old male from Escalante City (Patient No. 424)* 32-year-old male from Himamaylan (Patient No. 425)* 24-year-old male from Himamaylan (Patient No. 426)* 21-year-old male from Toboso (Patient No. 427)All these 15 new cases were asymptomatic and being quarantined.DOH-6 also reported that six more patients recovered, bring the total number of cases that overcame the disease to 159. These were the following: The region breached the 400 mark on July 8 – 412 cases from July 7’s 395 cases, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed. The 14 others were from Negros Occidental cities and towns. They were the following: Here’s the breakdown of the 427 cases – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 41; Negros Occidental, seven; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 36; and repatriates, 305. What are these minimum health standards? These are the wearing of facemask, physical distancing and washing of hands with soap and water./PNlast_img read more


Police in South Wales implement facial recognition app despite open court cases against it

first_imgThe BBC is reporting that officials in South Wales have began using a facial recognition app despite having several open court cases against the use of the technology.It was reported that at least 50 officers were given use of the app which allows them to take photos of the public and compare those photos against a “watch list” and other photos already in their data base.Officials see the technology developed by the Japanese firm NEC, as helpful in their process of identifying those considered a threat to society and to cut back on crime, however, other’s believe the technology is an invasion of privacy and is “too inaccurate,” especially when it comes to identifying minorities.Deputy Chief Constable Richard Lewis told the BBC: “This new app means that, with a single photo, officers can easily and quickly answer the question of ‘are you really the person we are looking for?”.One of the ongoing cases was filed by a man who noticed his photo had been taken by officers in a police van, while he was out Christmas shopping:“By the time I was close enough to see the words ‘automatic facial recognition’ on the van, I had already had my data captured by it, the subject told BBC.“That struck me as quite a fundamental invasion of my privacy.”Several other cases echo his sentiment.The Civil rights group Liberty, has released a statement calling the use of the technology “shameful” especially in the wake of several open court cases.Other countries including the US, are currently wrestling with the idea of allowing the police force to legally use facial recognition software.last_img read more


Fruta Conquerors, GDF battle for $2M tonight

first_img… Santos, Police play for third placeTHE 2019/2020 champions of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super 16 Cup would be crowned tonight and would be $2M richer. Set to battle for the historic Brass Aluminum & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF)-minted trophy are reigning Elite League Champions Fruta Conquerors and the Guyana Defence Force.Tonight’s third-place match features the losing semi-finalists Santos Football Club and the Guyana Police Force.Not taking anything away from the Santos/Police clash, all eyes would be on the grand finale which is anticipated to be a humdinger of a clash between two sides who play a very fast-pace game. Fitness at this final hurdle would be critical in deciding which of the two gladiators would be lifting the first-of-its-kind trophy.Bragging rights for the next 12 months are also at stake and it would be down to the level of fruitful offensive maneouvres created or executed by both teams that would make the difference tonight.Conquerors, like GDF, would have scored a total of ten goals in their three matches to date with the former conceding the least, just a single goal while the soldiers’ goal have been breached on three occasions.Both captains have expressed confidence in winning tonight and while that’s commendable, the reality is that only one team will walk away smiling, with the $2M cheque; the losers would not leave empty-handed as they would be collecting $1M.The huge task of delivering their fourth consecutive win in this knockout tournament for the Tucville-based Conquerors would be resting on the tournament’s leading goalscorer to date, Delon Lanferman, who has distinction of being the only player to have scored in every match. He has five goals including a hat-trick.Ryan ‘Bum Bum’ Hackett, with three to date inclusive of a double, will be another key component of the Conquerors attack as will Nicholas McArthur and Eon Alleyne, the other goalscorers. Captain Vurlon Mills’ role in midfield as the chief engine room operator would be critical to Conquerors’ ambition of winning to seal the double having won the league.Akel Clarke’s role in goal would not be easy tonight as the Army players would surely be firing shots in abundance; Trevor Jones, Quincy Adams, Jahall Greaves and Raphael Edwards would all have to step up and be formidable in the defensive third if they are to keep the GDF at bay.The experience of Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ Richardson would be called upon to help seal a win for the Fruta boys.At the other end of the pitch, GDF have shown that even if they are put on the back foot, they possess enough firepower to come out all shots firing on the homestretch with lethal implications for their opponents.They’ll be banking heavily on the likes of Benjamin Opara who is just one goal behind Lanferman in the race for the highest goalscorer and possibly the MVP prize which is one Honda 125cc motorcycle compliments of Marics Honda.Opara has also scored a hat-trick. The other registered in the tournament came off the boot of Buxton United’s Dillon Wright. The GDF has shown some depth in terms of the number of players on target, which stands at seven (7) so far.It means that Opara has able support that’ll come from Sherwin Caesar, Delon and Delroy Fraser, Olvis Mitchell, Colin Nelson and Travis Henry. The respective coaches, both with National experience, Sampson Gilbert (Conquerors) and Joseph ‘Bill’ Wilson (GDF) would no doubt be conjuring up the perfect plan that must be executed on the pitch in order to yield victory and the top prize.The third place match is expected to have its fair share of fanfare with the combatants, Santos and the Guyana Police Force eyeing the winning prize of $500 000 apart from ending the tournament on a high having both encountered one blemish, having lost their semi-final matches.Santos would take confidence from the fact that, apart from Conquerors’ one goal conceded, they have conceded just two while the Law Enforcement Officers’ goal has been breached seven times.Orin Yarde, Kester Jacobs and Lavaughn Eniss all have two goals apiece and will hope to increase that in taking their team to victory. Combining with them would be Stephen Reynolds, Marcus Wilson, captain Kevin Dundas, Ryan Dowding and Sheldon Holder.Police will depend on Daniel Wilson, Trayon Bobb, Pernel Schultz and Jamal Harvey all with a pair of goals to date, as well as Colwyn Adams, Darren Benjamin, Jermain Junior, Stephan Ramsey, Travis Jones, Trevon Lythcott, Jamal Harvey and Kavis Fraser. Kick-off time tonight is 19:00hrs.   Sponsors who have contributed to the success of the tournament are MACORP, NAMILCO, Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana, EC Vieira Investments, BACIF, Pegasus Hotel, BK International, Bakewell, Marics Honda, Impressions, China Harbour, 94.1 Boom FM, MVP Sports, Xtra Beer, BK International, Radar Security Service and Supplies and Sleepin International Hotel.last_img read more