ISDH Commissioner authorizes transfers of long-term care residents

first_imgStatewide— Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, authorized long-term care facilities to transfer, discharge, transport or relocate residents in order to reduce the risks of COVID-19 to this vulnerable population. All moves would be done in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).Dr. Box’s order, which includes transfers within a facility, between facilities and those occurring across city or county boundaries, will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency declared by Governor Eric J. Holcomb. It supersedes any orders issued at the local level as allowed under Indiana law.The goal of the order is to help facilities group residents who have tested negative to protect them from infection and better serve residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 by allowing facilities to establish COVID-dedicated units, with approval of ISDH. Box said such units can allow facilities to better care for these residents and protect healthcare workers while helping to conserve personal protective equipment, such as masks and gowns.Dr. Box did note during the press conference on Tuesday that ISDH will not be commenting on individual long-term care facilities and that direct questions will need to be made to each individual facility.last_img read more

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Andersson Brings Back Sweden’s Team Ethic

first_imgOn Tuesday evening, Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1994. As they did so, one man’s name was chanted by the thousands of Swedish fans who had made their way to Saint Petersburg Stadium.“It was a surreal feeling to stand at the side of the pitch, hearing the fans calling out my name,” Head Coach Janne Andersson said during the post-match press conference. But he was quick to point out that no one, not even himself, is a “star” in this team. “Football is a team sport and this team, for me, exemplifies that. We all work so hard for each other on and off the pitch.”And yet the man whose name was shouted in Saint Petersburg is largely responsible for Sweden becoming such a hard-working unit. It has in many ways become a “new” Sweden since Andersson took over as head coach in 2016. Veteran players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andreas Isaksson, Anders Svensson and Kim Kallstrom all retired from international football. Andersson was left building a new national team, and his requirements for the players were clear from the start – work hard, and always do your best. That was all he asked for: nothing more, nothing less.That is also exactly what the players have given him, and they have gone on to beat the odds again and again, creating what many believe to be the strongest unity in a Swedish national team ever.“Janne is very good at maintaining a dialogue with all the players. He shows his commitment to everyone in the squad, making them all feel that they are important, and that they are playing a part,” the team’s sports psychology advisor Daniel Ekvall told FIFA.For starters, he is a man who loves his hot dogs so much that during his time as head coach of Halmstad BK in the Swedish first division (the Allsvenskan), he ranked the opposing teams’ stadiums in terms of who had the best hot dogs (the winner was Stockholm side Hammarby). He is also the all-time top goalscorer of a small club called Alets IK, where he scored 207 goals in 383 matches.But it is on the touchline that he has really made his mark. In 2015 Andersson took IFK Norrkoping to a surprise league title in the Allsvenskan, with a squad that perhaps did not boast the most celebrated players, but that worked wonders as a team. Not dissimilar to Sweden at Russia 2018, in fact.He is always calm when things are going his way, but is known to have a temper when he feels his team is being mistreated. “I don’t get angry for the fun of it. I think that every time I have been angry, it has been justified,” he claims. ”But I have to admit that I don’t always feel proud when I see pictures of myself looking like a monster!”On Tuesday, however, there was nothing but joy after his hard-working team reached a historic quarter-final. “I feel happiness and pride,” he gushed with relish. “We worked hard defensively and followed a plan, but we can do even better. The feeling is good now, but we have to refocus and look ahead to Saturday (in the clash with England).”Q’FINAL FIXTURESFriday 6th JulyUruguay Vs France 3pmBrazil Vs Belgium 7pmSaturday 7th JulySweden Vs England 3pmRussia Vs Croatia 7pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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UltraPlay enhances Esports betting experience

first_img Submit Share BUFF.bet weighs up IPO options after X-Bet.co merger April 27, 2020 Related Articles Betway & Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) head up elite speaker lineup at ESI London September 7, 2018 Online betting solutions provider UltraPlay has announced that its live betting model has been further extended to offer a more exciting experience, when it comes to betting on esports.Already known for its strong position in the esports betting industry, UltraPlay has recreated the years of esports experience and profound knowledge into its sophisticated live betting model, which will provide more markets for players to place bets on. Amongst the new markets are Decider Map Played, Correct Score, Map Advantage, which every player can choose from during the game and enjoy the enhanced live betting powered by UltraPlay. The wider markets provision on live betting gives a greater advantage to the operators trying to catch the interest of the savvy esports punters.Peter Ivanov, Head of trading at UltraPlay has commented: “We are proud to provide the most advanced and competitive esports live betting model on the market right now. The highest-quality product comes as a result of more than a year research and development in order to meet the expectations of both operators and players for dynamic esports betting. The model will also serve as a solid ground for introducing more games into live betting in the future.”The upgraded live betting model already covers all major events from the three leading games – CS:GO, Dota 2, and League of Legends. So far the collected results show a positive effect on the customer satisfaction in terms of increased volume and interest towards the games. More markets and new game titles are expected to be added to the model throughout the year with the main focus of the game objectives and personal markets.The new model is already available through the company’s match-predicting system Odds.gg, which serves to hundreds of leading iGaming operators across the globe entering or expanding their esports betting coverage. Through Odds.gg bookmakers use the rich portfolio of UltraPlay, consistent with 25 competitive game titles, 3000+ eSports events per month, 1500 in-play events as well as 50+ market. Peter Ivanov – UltraPlay – Betting patterns in esports February 13, 2018 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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