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COVID-19 KILLS IN MANY WAYS: 50 Iloilo suicide cases since January – IPPO

first_imgIn his Executive Order No. 183, Defensor bared the “Plan for Rehabilitation and Transformation of the Province of Iloilo to Catalyze Recovery” under the modified general community quarantine status of the province. Earlier, the DOH-6 acknowledged that physical distancing, self-isolation, working from home and loss of social contacts during the community quarantine could sink some people into loneliness and depression, and even suicide. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts to contain it, represent a unique threat – a contagion nearly as psychological as it is physical, according to Lindero. Forty LGUs in the province reported suicide incidents, with Cabatuan, Estancia and Passi City topping the list with four followed by Calinog, Anilao, Dumangas, Igbaras, Miag-ao , Oton, San Dionisio, and Sara with two suicide cases each. c. assessment of needs and concerns; * The program shall have the following target beneficiaries:   * The Province shall implement a psychosocial response known as “Project PRIME” (Program for the Resilience of Iloilo in Mind and Emotion), which aims to restore the social functioning, and improve the coping and resilience of persons who have traumatic experiences, difficulty in handling changes, and those who are exposed to various risks.  * The program shall be implemented by Task Force PAG-ASA created under Executive Order No. 159, Series of 2020, entitled “Executive Order Approving the Creation of Task Force PAG-ASA (Provincial Agencies in Action to Prevent Suicide Among People of All Ages) for the Implementation of Project PRIME.” Last year by the month of November there were already over 70 suicide cases. What drove these people to kill themselves? The most common reasons were likely depression and problems in the family and love life, explained Lindero, citing the statements of the victims’ families. No less than Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. also recognized the need to institute responsive strategies and mechanisms that will enable the community and service providers to cope with psychosocial issues brought about by the pandemic. a. Persons, especially minors and learners, who are experiencing psychosocial difficulties, focusing on the effects of the community quarantine experience; The towns of Badiangan, Balasan, Banate, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Bingawan, Concepcion, Guimbal, Lemery, Leon, Maasin, San Enrique, San Rafael, Sta. Barbara, Tigbauan, and Tubungan each recorded one suicide incident. “This pandemic may be an added circumstance that further burdened some individuals and making them easily get depressed,” he theorized.  Various government agencies, Lindero said, must recognize the pandemic that will quickly follow it – that of mental and behavioral illness – and implement the steps needed to mitigate it. One of the three major components of Defensor’s Plan RT-PCR is a psychosocial program. It enforces the following measures: b. Monitoring tool for the stakeholders who shall be trained in administering psychosocial support. From January to Aug. 12 this year, the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) recorded 50 suicide incidents. The IPPO is not the only one hoping there won’t be more suicide cases in the province. e. connection to information; and * The Province shall implement a program to promote and protect the psychosocial welfare of the people. It shall address the collective anxiety and emotional stress they experienced after five months of community quarantine. ILOILO – While local government units (LGUs) expend vital resources to curtail the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a shadow pandemic is bringing its own devastation, challenging authorities to come up with solutions to address another wave of health crisis. In Iloilo province, deaths caused by suicide are higher compared to COVID-related fatalities. In 2019 the IPPO recorded 78 suicide cases. Most of the victims were between 10 to 19 years old. In 2018, it recorded 65 cases. f. protection from further harm. b. OFWs and LSIs, focusing on their quarantine experience; and “Ginapadayon sang IPPO ang coordination with other agencies concerned para magatukod sang PAG-ULIKID DESK agud magtutok sa mga pwede obrahon nga mag-prevent sang padayon nga pagsaka sang suicide incidents sa probinsya,” Lindero added. “We’re only on the second quarter of 2020 but we already have 50 cases,” Lindero said. On the other hand, data from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 showed Iloilo province with 11 deaths from 646 COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 18. * The program shall conduct psycho-social processing-method of facilitating ventilation of emotions related to traumatic experiences, generating emotional and social issues through a helping process. c. Frontline workers who have been exposed to stressful demands of work, family, or community.  * The program shall provide psychosocial support –a range of care and support that address both psychological and social needs of individuals, families and communities, administered in a holistic and integrated development approach.  * The program shall administer Psychological First Aid-Humane, supportive, practical and immediate assistance to individuals suffering from exposure to serious stressors, which include the following:  a. intrusive and practical care; The figures are alarming, according to IPPO spokesperson Master Sergeant Francis Lindero. b. comfort and support;  * The program shall conduct monitoring of interventions, through the following monitoring tools:  a. Monitoring tool for the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) staff; and  d. helping to address basic needs; * The program shall have an evaluation towards the end of the calendar year. An evaluation tool shall be designed by the PSWDO Planning Division. Evaluation results shall serve as reference for the PSWDO in reviewing guidelines and project components for further development./PNlast_img read more

Beating the stars at the 2020 Gibraltar Masters (5)

first_img1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-06.Be3 Na6 7.Nf3 c6 8.Be2 e5 9.d5 Nh5 10.0-0 c5 11.Re1 Bd7 12.a3 Kh8 13.Nb5 Qe714.Rb1 Nf6 15.Bd3 Ng8 16.b4 b6 17.Bc2 Bh6 18.Ba4 Rfc8 19.Nd2 Kg7 20.Nc3 Nb821.Qe2 f6 22.Nb3 Bxe3 23.fxe3 Bxa4 24.Nxa4 Nh6 25.bxc5 dxc5 26.Nc3 Nf7 27.Nd2Na6 28.Rf1 Nc7 29.a4 Nd6 30.a5 Rab8 31.axb6 axb6 32.Rb2 Na6 33.Nb5 Nb4 34.Nxd6Qxd6 35.Nb1 Ra8 36.Nc3 Qe7 37.Nb5 Rf8 38.Qg4 h5 39.Qg3 Ra5 40.Rd2 Rxb5 41.cxb5c4 42.Rc1 Qc5 43.Qe1 c3 44.Qe2 Rc8 45.Kh2 Qd6 46.Rdd1 c2 47.Rd2 Qc5 48.h4 Qc3 49.d6Qa3 50.Qf1 Qxe3 51.d7 Rd8 52.Rd6 f5 53.Rxg6+ Kxg6 54.Qxf5+ Kh6 55.Qf6+ Kh756.Qe7+ Kh6 57.Rf1 Rg8 58.Rf6+ Rg6 59.Qf8+ Kh7 60.Rf7+ 1-0 A.E.Boy Espejo Jr. Caleta (8.37) 2020 WHITETO MOVE, THENINTH FILE Thekey to our last problem is 1.Ne2!, intending2.Nf6#. Black’sfutile options are: 1…Be6 2.Sc3#; 1…Rb6 2.Sxc5#; 1…Kxf52.Qxd5#; 1…Sg4 2.Qxd3#./PN Gibraltar Masters 2020 Caleta ENG(8.23), 28.01.2020 Yuffa,D (2566)-Sasikiran,K (2648)[D12] Caleta (7.22) 2020 Caleta (7.9) 2020 ******* MATEIN TWO. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3a6 6.h3 e5 7.Nde2 h5 8.g3 Be6 9.Bg2 b5 10.a4 b4 11.Nd5 a5 12.0-0 Be7 13.c3 Na614.Be3 0-0 15.Bb6 Qd7 16.Bxa5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Rfb8 18.b3 Qb7 19.Rb1 Nd7 20.Nc1bxc3 21.Bxc3 Rc8 22.Na2 Nf6 23.b4 Nc7 24.Bxe5 dxe5 25.d6 e4 26.dxe7 Ncd5 27.Re1Nxe7 28.a5 Nc6 29.Nc3 Rd8 30.Qa4 Rd2 31.Nxe4 Nxe4 32.Rxe4 Qa7 33.Re3 1-0center_img 1.d4 d52.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 b6 7.b3 Bb7 8.Bb2 Be7 9.Bd3 0-010.0-0 h6 11.Rad1 Qc7 12.h3 Rad8 13.Qe2 Rfe8 14.Bb1 Bd6 15.e4 dxe4 16.Nxe4 Nxe417.Qxe4 Nf8 18.Qe2 c5 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.Be4 Bxe4 21.Qxe4 Ng6 22.Ne5 Nxe5 23.Bxe5Qe7 24.g3 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Rd8 26.Qg4 Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Qg5 28.Qe2 f6 29.Bd6 Qf5 30.Bxc5bxc5 31.g4 Qb1+ 32.Kg2 e5 33.Qe3 Qxa2 34.Qxc5 Qxb3 35.Qc8+ Kh7 36.c5 Qd5+37.Kh2 a5 38.c6 Qc5 39.Kg1 Qc1+ 40.Kg2 Qc4 1-0 Caleta (8.32) 2020 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e66.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.g3 Nbd7 9.Bg2 Be7 10.0-0 Nb6 11.c5 Nbd7 12.b4 e5 13.b50-0 14.Qa4 Qc8 15.Bd2 Re8 16.Bh3 Bf8 17.f3 g5 18.Rab1 g6 19.Nd1 g4 20.fxg4 Ne421.Be1 Bh6 22.Bg2 exd4 23.exd4 Ndf6 24.h3 Re6 25.Rb3 Qe8 26.bxc6 bxc6 27.Kh2Bd2 28.Rbf3 Bxe1 29.Rxe1 Rb8 30.Ref1 Qe7 31.Rf4 Kg7 32.Bxe4 g5 33.Ne3 Kh834.R4f2 dxe4 35.d5 Nxd5 36.Rxf7 Qc5 37.Nd5 cd5 38.Qd7 Rh6 39.R1f2 e3 40.Qf5 Qd641.Qg5 1-0 By Round 7, the higher-rated players began seriously jockeying to secure positions in the money circle. Most of the top boards hurdled their lesser counterparts, while it was in the middle boards that the plays got intense and interesting, as many of the higher-ranked GMs fell with an enormous thud – the most prominent of them being GMs Vassily Ivanchuk, Krishnan Sasikiran and Maxim Chigaev. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 d6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 Qa5 5.e5dxe5 6.dxe5 Ne4 7.Nge2 g5 8.Bd2 Nxd2 9.Qxd2 Qxe5 10.0-0-0 Nd7 11.g3 Bg7 12.Bh30-0 13.Rhe1 Nc5 14.Bxc8 Raxc8 15.Nf4 Qd6 16.Qe3 gxf4 17.gxf4 Qf6 18.Qxc5 Qxf4+19.Kb1 e6 20.Re4 Qf3 21.Rg1 Kh8 22.Reg4 Rg8 23.Qxa7 c5 24.R4g3 Qxf2 25.Qxb7 Rb826.Qe7 Rge8 27.Qh4 c4 28.Qh3 Rxb2+ 29.Kxb2 Rb8+ 30.Kc1 Qf4+ 31.Kd1 Rd8+ 32.Ke1Qc1+ 33.Kf2 Bd4+ 34.Re3 Qd2+ 35.Ne2 Rd5 36.Rgg3 Re5 37.Rgf3 c3 38.Qh6 Bc539.Qf6+ 1-0 We will conclude this tomorrow. Panjwani,R (2444)-Kaidanov,G (2546)[D45] PUZZLERS Buckels,V (2459)-Ivanchuk,V (2698)[A45] Tan,Zhongyi (2493) – Chigaev,Maksim(2616) [E71] Abdumalik,Z (2471)-Vaibhav,S (2593)[B90]last_img read more

Arakawa favorite at Four Continents

first_imgHughes’ absence means the top American challenger to the strong Japanese women will be world junior champion Ann Patrice McDonough, who was fourth at last month’s national championships. But the favorites will be Arakawa and her teammates, Fumie Suguri and Yukari Nakano, winners of silver and bronze, respectively, at the Asian Games.The Four Continents begins Wednesday at Beijing’s Capital Gymnasium.“I don’t feel any pressure. I’m just excited,” Arakawa said after a 40-minute practice session when she glided around the ice, jumping and twirling in her bright purple outfit.Another top female contender is five-time Canadian champion Jennifer Robinson.On the men’s side, American Scott Smith, fourth at the U.S. championships, faces Takeshi Honda, who won the gold in the Asian Games, the first Japanese male in 17 years to take the top prize in men’s figure skating.China’s Li Chengjiang and Zhang Min, who won silver and bronze in the Asian Games, are also in the field. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Fresh from her win at the Winter Asian Games, Japan’s Shizuka Arakawa is moving on to another heady arena: the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.She won’t be facing Olympic champion Sarah Hughes, who originally was entered in the event by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, but then withdrew.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Alaska Lawmakers Reconvene With Virus Screening Protocols

first_imgUnder the protocols, legislative staff and reporters were required to undergo screening Monday, consisting of a temperature check and questions about travel, contacts and symptoms. The protocols say legislators may refuse screening. The resumption of the session was prodded by a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of plans for distributing federal coronavirus relief aid. Screenings were done by Capital City Fire/Rescue, and badges were issued to be worn in the Capitol noting that a person had been screened. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has reconvened for the first time since recessing in late March over coronavirus concerns, with new screening protocols aimed at guarding against the virus.last_img

Flight Centre Expedia respond to JTGStella merger

first_imgBoth Flight Centre and Expedia have responded positively to the ACCC’s decision to not oppose the merger of Jetset Travelworld Group (JTG) with Stella Travel Services.“The merger is good news for the Australian travel industry, and should further encourage healthy competition in the travel market,” Expedia Asia Pacific managing director Dan Lynn told e-Travel Blackboard.“It also augurs well for an end to the excessive booking fees being charged by certain players in the industry, and should encourage other travel companies to put the traveller first and deliver better value to Australians.”Flight Centre, who claimed not to have opposed the merger were “not surprised by the ACCC’s decision”, a Flight Centre spokesperson told e-Travel Blackboard.“We wish them well as they embark on what will be a sizable and challenging integration.” The spokesperson added they did not anticipate any major impacts to their business as “franchisees have always competed vigorously at local level and I’m sure they will continue to do so”. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.Alast_img read more