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No time to sulk, Azkals look to move on after China rout

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Determined to share the ball, Salado joins D-League record books Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Philippine Azkals Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netGUANGZHOU—There’s little time to sulk for the Philippine Azkals on the heels of their worst loss in 15 years here.With a crucial AFC Asian Cup Qualifier coming up against Tajikistan in Dushanbe, the Azkals quickly shrugged off a heavy 1-8 defeat to China last Wednesday night in a friendly at Tianhe Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The team will try to figure out what went wrong against a strong Chinese side, which has now won 13 straight matches against the Philippines.While the attack looked threatening for most of the first half, the Azkals’ defense was exposed time and again by the technically gifted and more cohesive Chinese team. The loss was tough to take for the team with several players getting into a heated argument at the changing room after the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“The game showed us how much we have to work to play at that level in Asia,” said coach Thomas Dooley who is now focusing on the Tajikistan match on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Danielle Kang wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

first_imgMOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kang’s father caddied for her when she won the US Women’s Amateur in 2010 and 2011. She keeps a journal where she writes messages to her father.“If I could wish anything, I would wish that my dad saw me won,” said Kang, wiping tears from her eyes. “I think that it’s been a really difficult road for me the past four or five years. It’s life, though, you pick yourself up and you have to keep working hard at it, and then believe in what you’re doing, and not letting yourself down.“I just know that he’s here for it. What are the odds that my first win is a major? Pretty sure he had something to do with it. It’s just incredible. But I know that he was there, because I felt—I felt him with me every day, and I still do.”It was another great finish for the LPGA Tour’s second major of the season. Henderson beat Lydia Ko in a playoff last year at Sahalee in Washington.The 24-year-old Kang trailed Henderson and Chella Choi by one after she bogeyed the par-4 10th. But Kang moved in front with four straight birdies on Nos. 11-14, getting hot with her putter at the right time.ADVERTISEMENT “The back nine, I think I honestly got really tired,” Thompson said. “I don’t really know what hit me. Overall the whole week, I played very well. Just missed a few putts that I needed to make, and kind of my wedges let me down a little bit.”  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Kang also had a clutch 21-foot par putt at 16 on her way to a 3-under 68 and the winner’s check of $525,000. Her previous best finish in a major was a tie for 14th in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open.Henderson closed with a 66 to finish a stroke back. Choi, who was tied with Kang for the lead coming into the day, was third at 10 under after a 71.“Really, she won this, and I was just trying to make it a little bit closer and maybe force a playoff but like I said, I played great and I wouldn’t really take anything back,” Henderson said.Mi Hyang Lee (67), Amy Yang (68) and Sei Young Kim (68) tied for fourth at 9 under, and Lexi Thompson (69) and Inbee Park (68) were another two strokes back.Kang’s first victory in her 144th LPGA start was a popular one in some high-profile circles. Michelle Wie, one of Kang’s closest friends on tour, followed her around right after the win. Dustin Johnson texted “That’s how you’re supposed to play, congrats,” and Wayne Gretzky and Caitlyn Jenner — two buddies from her days at Sherwood Country Club in California — also reached out.While she got some great support from her friends this weekend, it was some sage advice from brother that set the tone for her breakthrough win. Feeling overwhelmed after her last practice round, Kang called Alex, who plays on the Web.com Tour, to help formulate a game plan. He told her to “just blast it down.”“Alex is the one that I called to map out the golf course. He’s one of the people that I lean on for everything,” Kang said.Worked out quite well. Kang posted four rounds in the 60s. She had just five bogeys, with each of them coming in the final two rounds.Thompson looked ready to make a charge, beginning with three birdies and no bogeys on her front nine. But she sputtered down the stretch.Thompson contended for the first major title of the year, but was penalized for a controversial rules violation and lost to So Yeon Ryu in a playoff in the ANA Inspiration. The top-ranked Ryu shot a 72 in the final round at Olympia Fields and tied for 14th. LSU title parade draws massive crowds Danielle Kang reacts after making birdie on the 18th green to win the Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club, Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois, USA—From a young age, Danielle Kang’s parents instilled in her the belief that anything was possible.Even major championships.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Kang birdied the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, edging defending champion Brooke Henderson.Kang bogeyed the tricky par-3 17th, and Henderson closed with two birdies to move into a tie for the lead, coming up just short on a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th. But Kang responded with two solid shots to get to the green in two, and then two-putted for the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I just told myself it was my week. It was my day,” Kang said.Kang lost her father, K.S., to cancer in 2013, but her mother, Grace Lee, was one of the first people to congratulate her on the victory. She also face-timed with brother Alex, an instrumental figure in her performance at Olympia Fields, after the trophy presentation. Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Cycling: Chris Froome under fire over ‘cheating’ jersey Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

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Mathare sink Bandari to climb third

first_imgNdege, who came on in the second half replacing Derrick Onyango, sent Mathare ahead with his first touch before sealing the win from the penalty spot.The win, which saw Mathare break a three match winless run, took them to 42 points and close on Western Stima who have the same points but with an inferior goal difference while Bandari remained 11th on 31 points.Mathare United Derrick Onyango against Bandari goal keeper Wilson Obungu.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBandari caretaker coach Ken Odhiambo made four changes from the squad that lost 1-0 to Tusker, with Kimani, Musa Mudde, Danny Sserunkuma and Edwin Lavatsa returning to the starting line-up.His opposite number Francis Kimanzi was boosted by the return of reigning KPL midfielder of the year Eric Johana who played an integral part in Mathare’s midfield that dominated the proceedings.In a first half that saw Mathare have 10 goal attempts in contrast to Bandari’s three, the Dockers took control of the opening quarter hour where Lavatsa came close with a shot from the right but was denied by the side post.This was after Mathare goal keeper Robert Mboya gifted Lavatsa the opportunity after poorly clearing David Mwangi’s back-pass in the 10th minute.Mathare were finally punished for their mistakes five minutes later when defender Robinson Kamura hacked down Bandari captain Shaban Kenga in the box to concede a penalty that was well converted by Kimani.The goal put Mathare under pressure as they desperately surged forward in search of the equaliser with Johana’s long range efforts going wide.At the half hour mark, Bandari custodian Wilson Obungu was forced to make his first save, punching over Alfred Ndonye’s shot after the midfielder did well to beat Humphrey Okoti and create the first chance for the hosts.Mathare United fans at the Nyayo National Stadium.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.Mathare gradually grew in the game and it paid off two minutes later after a brilliant build up from the midfield saw them complete eight successive passes before Daniel Mwaura brought in a fine cross for Isuza to perfectly finish for the leveller.The match turned to be an end-to-end action with the pressure turning back to Bandari, forcing defender Shariff Mohammed to clear Chris Oduor’s cross off the line for a fruitless corner after Obungu had spilled Johana’s shot in the 37th minute.On the other end, Mboya tipped over Lavatsa’s strike after the Bandari striker did well to race from the right and turn to take the ferocious shot.The second half belonged to Mathare who could have netted three goals if George Owino’s strike was not ruled for offside.The disallowed goal came eight minutes after Ndege had nodded home the second goal for Mathare when he rose high to head past Obungu from Kamura’s free-kick for his sixth goal of the season.Ndege completed his brace in the dying minutes from the spot after Shariff Mohammed brought down Mwaura in the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United Daniel Mwaura with Obadiah Ndege.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 –Substitute Obadiah Ndege scored twice as Mathare United climbed third on the Kenyan Premier League table after beating Bandari 3-1 in an entertaining match hosted at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.Anthony ‘Muki’ Kimani had scored the opener for Bandari at the quarter hour mark before Whyvonne Isuza equalized in the 32nd minute.last_img read more

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Title Real Madrid’s to lose, says Zidane

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane pictured in May © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENMADRID, Spain, May 20 – Real Madrid have all they can ask for with just one La Liga game of the season to go and that is the destiny of the title in their own hands, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday.Madrid lead Barcelona by three points at the top of the table and just need to avoid defeat at Malaga on Sunday to be assured of a first La Liga title in five years. Barca need to beat Eibar at home to have any chance of leapfrogging their fierce rivals.“It is in our hands which is important for us,” said Zidane.“There is just one game to go and we have worked very hard to get to where we want to be.“We deserve to be in the position we are just now.”Zidane is unusually expected to name the same side that started a 4-1 win at Celta Vigo on Wednesday.However, a vital part of Madrid’s success this season has been the depth of their squad as Zidane has managed to keep many of his most important players fresh by rotating heavily throughout the season.And he hailed the contribution of every player in his squad.“Watching what they do on the pitch, this squad is spectacular.“They are all very good. That has been the key, that they are all important.“Those that have played less have been at the same level as those that have played the most and, in a 60-game season that is very difficult physically, that has been important.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arsenal expected to name strong FA Cup team: Predicted XI for Sunderland clash

first_img 11 11 2. Mathieu Debuchy (right back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Arsenal line-up against Sunderland in squad number order 21. Calum Chambers (centre midfield) 11 4. Per Mertesacker (centre back) 11 3. Kieran Gibbs (left back) 13. David Ospina (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 14. Theo Walcott (striker) Arsene Wenger is expected to field some of his big guns as Arsenal start their defence of the FA Cup with a home game against Sunderland.The Gunners are top of the Premier League and have a last-16 Champions League tie against Barcelona next month, but Wenger insists the FA Cup remains very important.After a nine-year trophy drought, Arsenal have now won back-to-back FA Cup’s and are aiming to be the first team since Blackburn Rovers in 1886 to win it for a third straight season.Wenger is expected to call upon the likes of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Per Mertsesacker for tomorrow’s game, while Kieran Gibbs could be in line for a rare start.However, Arsenal still have a long injury list, which includes Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Santi Cazorla.Alexis Sanchez will also miss the game as he continues to recover from a groin injury.To see talkSPORT’s predicted XI click the above arrow, right. 11 11 11 11 16. Aaron Ramsey (centre midfield) 5. Gabriel (centre back) 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (winger) 28. Joel Campbell (winger) 45. Alex Iwobi (winger)last_img read more

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A.V. teen dies from virus spread by deer mice

first_imgThe disease got widespread attention in 1993 as a mysterious pulmonary ailment that killed physically fit young adults among the Navajo people in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Researchers soon linked the deaths to a previously unknown type of hantavirus, and found that it was spread by deer mice – of which the Four Corners region that spring had a bumper crop because of heavy winter snow and rainfall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says. Researchers later realized the hantavirus was not really new – the earliest death they confirmed was of a Utah man in 1959, and Navajo healing traditions link mice in the home to deaths of strong, healthy people. Navajo elders say previous outbreaks occurred in 1918 and 1933-34, again after increases in rainfall, the CDC says. Since 1993, researchers have identified different forms of the virus spread by different rodents: the rice rat in Louisiana, the cotton rat in Florida and the white-footed mouse in New York. Since the 1993 outbreak, more than 400 hantavirus cases have been identified in 30 states, including more than 40 in California, the CDC says. More than one-third of victims have died. The virus is spread in California and other western states by deer mice, which are distantly related to the common house mouse. Compared with house mice, deer mice are slightly smaller, with bigger eyes and rounder ears. The house mouse doesn’t spread hantavirus. The virus also doesn’t spread between people. Deer mice are gray to reddish brown on top, always with a white underbelly and with sharply defined white sides to their tails. Experts say the best defense against hantavirus is to keep rodents away from homes: seal up rodent entry holes, set out traps, clean up rodent food sources and nesting sites and take precautions with cleaning rodent-infested areas. Rodent droppings should never be vacuumed or swept, because that stirs up the virus into the air where it can be breathed in, health officials said. Instead, the area should be soaked with a diluted bleach solution, and cleaned with a damp towel. Health experts’ recommendations for cleaning rodent- infested areas: Put on rubber, latex, vinyl or nitrile gloves. Do not stir up dust by vacuuming, sweeping, or any other means. Thoroughly wet contaminated areas with a bleach solution or household disinfectant. Mix 1 cups of household bleach in 1 gallon of water. Once everything is wet, take up contaminated materials with damp towel and then mop or sponge the area with bleach solution or household disinfectant. Spray dead rodents with disinfectant and then double-bag them along with all cleaning materials. Disinfect gloves with disinfectant or soap and water before taking them off. After taking off the clean gloves, thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – An Antelope Valley teen has died from hantavirus, a frequently deadly microorganism that was first recognized 13 years ago in a fatal outbreak among Navajo in the Southwest and which is spread by deer mice. The boy’s death was the second from hantavirus in California in the last month, and Los Angeles County health officials said the virus has been found among Antelope Valley deer mice but they don’t know if the boy caught the disease locally, because he had traveled to a number of places in the weeks before he became sick. “We don’t know if we ever will identify a specific source. We’re in the middle of the investigation,” said Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Los Angeles County’s acting director of public health. “The individual had been out of Los Angeles County to a number of different areas.” Health officials did not identify the boy or say where he lived in Antelope Valley, under a department privacy policy. They said they will trap deer mice in areas he frequented and test them for hantavirus. Evidence of hantavirus in deer mice has been detected previously in some parts of the Antelope Valley, health officials said. People catch the disease by breathing the virus through activities such as dusting or sweeping areas contaminated by rodent droppings or urine. There is no specific cure. The usual treatment is to put the patient on an artificial respirator while the body’s immune system fights the virus. The last California death was in July of a 52-year-old Los Angeles County man who got sick while staying at a Mono County trailer park, state officials say. Health officials said the Antelope Valley teen got sick in late July, complaining of fever, headache, shortness of breath and cough. He was hospitalized when his condition worsened, and he died of acute respiratory distress syndrome on Aug. 6. A test by a state laboratory confirmed the illness was due to hantavirus, health officials said. An investigation is under way to determine how he was exposed, officials said. last_img read more

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Sweet! Honeypot Coffee House crowned Friendliest Business 2018

first_imgHoneypot Coffee House in Letterkenny has won the overall prize in the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards 2018.The cafe team triumphed at the JCI Donegal Friendly Business Awards in Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny on September 22nd.Since opening on the High Road in 2016, Honeypot Coffee House has become well-known for its quality food, service, convenience and value for money. Ann-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Dee Stanislavov Honeypot Coffee House Winner Donegal’s Friendliest Business and Gary Alcorn, AIBEmma Boylan, JCI Donegal President and MC said the JCI awards are about “highlighting businesses that make the extra effort to be as friendly as possible to their customers.”Over 60 excellent businesses were nominated this year, with the category winners below:Century Complex won the Disability Access category sponsored by ShopLKInishowen Injury Clinic took the Customer Care award, with Norries Coffee Shop, Moville and Tina’s Tea Cakes Coffee House as runners-up sponsored by Kelly’s DinerAtlantic Travel in Letterkenny won friendliest Shop Layout which was sponsored by CBM SignsOURganic Gardens came out tops for Eco-Friendliness, sponsored by Peadar Jim’s Property MaintenanceRodney Deery School of Music won the Community Impact award, with LK Food Fest as runner-up, and was sponsored by Honeypot Coffee HouseMagees Pharmacy won the Digital Experience Award sponsored by Format Computers.JCI Donegal Members, Winners and SponsorsChantelle Grant, Century Complex Disability Access Winner and Ann-Louise McClintock, JCI DonegalAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Rodney Deery Winner Community Impact and Dee Stanislavov Honeypot Coffee HouseAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Norries Coffee Shop Runner up Customer Care and Mairtin Kelly, Kelly’s DinerAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Derek Walker LK Food Fest, Runner up Community Impact and Dee Stanislavov Honeypot Coffee HouseAnn-Louise McClintock JCI Donegal, Cahir McLaughlin, Inishowen Injury Clinic Winner Customer Care and Mairtin Kelly, Kelly’s DinerPeter Blake, Peadar Jim’s Property Maintenance and Ann-Louise McClintock, JCI Donegal – Eco-Friendliness Award winner with OURganic GardensThe seven winners will now go forward to represent JCI Donegal in the All-Ireland final in Galway in October.“The JCI Friendly Business Awards recognise the important role that local businesses play in the continuous development and improvement of our country,” a spokesperson said. “The project aims to award friendly businesses, ones that go that extra mile and provide outstanding customer service for their customers and their community. It is particularly important in this economic environment to highlight businesses that don’t allow their standards to slip and continue to provide quality services.”“JCI Donegal are a voluntary organisation and we appreciate the support from local businesses and banks in sponsoring our awards – Kelly’s Diner, Honeypot Coffee House, ShopLK, AIB, Peadar Jim’s Property Maintenance, Format Computers, CBM Signs and Bank of Ireland.”Sweet! Honeypot Coffee House crowned Friendliest Business 2018 was last modified: October 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:friendly business awardshoneypot coffee housejci donegallast_img read more

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Protecting Domestic Violence Victims at Work: What’s Your Responsibility?

first_img“There has been a rapid growth in domestic violence employment legislation at the state and local level, [and] many of these laws explicitly protect domestic violence victims,” warns a study of employer’s legal responsibilities. “The growing state legislation should provide persuasive evidence that employers need to be aware of the potential for litigation based on laws in the states where they operate,” it concludes (“Domestic Violence and the Workplace: The Employer’s Legal Responsibilities,” Journal of Management and Marketing Research).Many of these laws, like most federal laws that have been applied to domestic violence cases—Title VII, ADA, and FMLA—are for personnel managers to worry about. To protect retail organizations from lawsuits, these professionals may need to ensure that employee victims are allowed to take time off from work without penalty to deal with personal, family, or legal matters related to domestic violence, and keep stores from running afoul of state and local policies that specifically prohibit discrimination and retaliation against victims of domestic violence (either intentionally or unintentionally). These managers also have an important security role to play. According to a new report by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, human resources employees should encourage workers to alert HR if they feel their spouse or domestic partner might intrude on the workplace either physically or through the internet or social media (“Active Shooter Preparedness for Your Organization,” RIMS, 2019).But executives responsible for ensuring store safety should also take note of this development in the legal landscape. In Hawaii, for example, when employers learn an employee is a victim of domestic violence, they must provide “reasonable accommodations” to protect them. That could include screening telephone calls, installing locks or other security devices, or changing work locations. There is a clear security imperative to be mindful of intimate partner violence in the workplace. In addition to its costs—both actual and intangible by dampening productivity—it is often a factor behind major active shooter events. A 2019 report by the US Secret Service on mass shootings found that one-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship, or businesses in the last year had a history of serious domestic violence (“Mass Attacks in Public Spaces—2018,” United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center, July 2019).- Sponsor – Failure to provide adequate security for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) can cause employers legal troubles. “Negligence lawsuits can result from an employer’s failure to implement adequate safety measures to address threats and prevent violence in the workplace due to intimate partner relationships,” concluded the study on domestic violence legal issues. The study reminds retail organizations that they’re legally obligated to provide a safe workplace for employees under OSHA’s general duty clause, and that “domestic violence clearly falls under OSHA’s definition of workplace violence.” The legal review points out that California OSHA has specifically identified Type IV workplace violence—personal relationship violence or intimate partner violence—as “likely to occur across all industry sectors.” This means that no employer in the state can validly assess that the risk of IPV doesn’t apply to their workplace.So, when would a domestic violence incident at work cause legal trouble? “When injuries or deaths occur in the workplace as a result of domestic violence, an employer can be liable for negligence if it can be shown that they knew that an employee was being stalked, harassed, or threatened outside of work by an intimate partner but did not take reasonable steps to protect employees,” the analysis concludes.Generally, state workers’ compensation laws serve as the exclusive remedy for the compensation of workers who are injured or killed on the job, but there are always exceptions, notes another study (“Responding to intimate partner violence in the workplace,” Security Journal). It cites a $1.85 million case stemming from the killing of a company employee by her boyfriend and coworker. The female worker had left her boyfriend, taking their children, after he placed a gun against her head and threatened to kill her. The company placed the boyfriend on leave from work, but he was nonetheless able to enter the premises and fatally shoot his girlfriend. “The fact that the employer was made aware of the threats before the fatal shooting occurred demonstrates how gross negligence may lead to liability,” the study notes. Additionally, employees who suffer criminal victimization in the workplace based upon their sex are not limited to the remedy of workers’ compensation and can be applied to workplace incidents stemming from IPV.So, what should you do? The checklist below provides a range of possible security measures that retail organizations should consider for protecting employees who are the subjects of IPV. Timely communication with human resources is critical on this front, as any delay in implementing protective safety measures puts an employee—and the organization—at risk. A study of 500 workplace assaults resulting from domestic violence found that the greatest risk occurs soon after a victim has left an abusive relationship, because one of the easiest places to find them is at their workplace (“Domestic Violence Assaults in the Workplace Study,” Peace at Work).The study published in Security Journal also encourages security directors to involve themselves beyond physical protection. “Recent research indicates that women who are murdered at work are about as likely to be killed by a former or current intimate partner as they are to be killed during a workplace robbery. Therefore, the modern-day security manager may be expected to take proactive steps in developing policies and procedures, create and initiate training programs, and become knowledgeable of laws that deal with stalking and restraining orders that can help ameliorate acts of IPV at the workplace.”Enhanced Security Measures for Employee Victims of Domestic ViolenceTo minimize the negative impact of litigation and other costs associated with IPV, studies recommend a range of management strategies that include developing a comprehensive policy, training, and employee assistance. These reports—as well as experts we interviewed—offer the following checklist of possible security measures to protect an employee of domestic violence. While no measure will guarantee immunity from a lawsuit, a retail security executive can improve the odds by creating a worker safety plan—in consultation with the employee victim—that implements appropriate measures from the list.The following ideas are supplemental considerations to basic security practices such as video surveillance and parking lot security lighting. Security teams should not solely rely on existing surveillance and monitoring infrastructure to provide deterrence against IPV-related incidents, however, as perpetrators of domestic violence assaults at work aren’t typically worried about evading recognition. Here, then, are some possible protection ideas for an IPV victim at work:Designate a safe place for the abuse victim to go in the event an abuser shows up at the workplace.Supply her or him with a panic button to call security for help and/or a cell phone to make emergency calls.Use monitoring and detection devices to track the employee victim.Provide appropriate staff with updated photographs of the abuser in case the person arrives at the property.Vary the employee’s work hours so the abuser doesn’t know when the victim will arrive or leave work.Change the employee victim’s phone number, extension, and email address.Screen his or her telephone calls.Remove the employee’s name and contact information from directories and company websites.Provide added physical security to the victim’s work area, so the abuser can not walk directly to them.Increase security patrols of the victim’s work location.Temporarily move the victim to another work area.Contact law enforcement to make them familiar with the situation.Obtain identifying personal information about the abuser, such as date of birth and social security number, as well as a copy of any restraining order to facilitate police contact.Increase parking lot security patrols.Permit the victim to park close to the building or provide a protected parking space.Provide a security escort to their vehicle or public transportation.Help the employee victim get to and from work safely by alternate means such as carpooling or free taxi service.Request patrols by local law enforcement at the beginning and end of the victim’s shift.Provide security support to victims as soon as they arrive at work as most domestic violence assaults in the workplace occur in the parking lot at the start of a shift.Counsel victims about the various civil and criminal options available to them.Educate coworkers to limit the information they disclose about coworkers to avoid providing information the abuser could use to target the victim.Consult the Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA) Guide to help assess risk and select appropriate security countermeasures.Ask the victim what other changes to the work environment would make him or her feel safer.Help the employee victim with installing a home security system. 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Internet of Things (IoT): IoT to Shift to Distributed Architectures and Processing of Real-Time Data Streams

first_imgAdoption of Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow by 50 percent in 2016, according to Gartner.  43 percent of organizations will be using some amount of IoT technology by the end of this year.  Ultimately, two-thirds of organizations say that they plan to ultimately implement IoT.As IoT systems and platforms evolve, Gartner sees two features that will become more prevalent: distributed architectures and processing of real-time data streams.Nik Rouda, research analyst at ESG, said that “I think a lot of data can be understood locally. Edge analytics means you don’t need to bring everything to the data center and save it forever. Maybe we can interpret it, respond to it, record it, or summarize it, and then share it with other locations.”Gartner suggests that traditional data processing flows need to be re-architected. “With the highly distributed architectures required for most IoT solutions (many things, many places where data is generated, many platforms on which data is processed, and many consumption points to which data must be delivered), the historical approach to centralized collection of data is under pressure. Organizations must support a more distributed data architecture, because IoT solutions are inherently distributed.”The need for processing of real-time data streams will become increasingly possible with IoT tools.  Neha Narkhede, co-founder of Confluent, said that “when you look at IoT and the data coming from devices, it’s a natural stream, and it’s a new area that people understand has a continuous stream of data that devices are going to manage…  A lot of the data at rest will also move to data in motion as this technology matures.”last_img read more

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6 benefits of IoT for hospitals and healthcare

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… There is no doubt that the Internet of Things is transforming the healthcare industry completely by redefining how apps, devices and people interact and connect with each other in delivering healthcare solutions. That is, IoT is constantly offering new tools as well as efficiencies that make up an integrated healthcare system with the view of ensuring patients are cared for better, health care costs are reduced significantly and treatment outcomes are improved.Thus, it is a conglomeration of multiple opportunities that wellness promoters and hospitals can tap into even as they optimize resources through automated workflows as well as process excellence. For instance, a majority of hospitals use IoT for asset management and controlling humidity and temperature within operating rooms.The major advantages of the Internet of Things in that healthcare organizations can take advantage of include the following:Decreased Costs–When healthcare providers take advantage of the connectivity of the healthcare solutions, patient monitoring can be done on a real time basis, thus significantly cutting down on unnecessary visits by doctors. In particular, home care facilities that are advanced are guaranteed to cut down on hospital stays and re-admissions.Improved Outcomes of Treatment – Connectivity of health care solutions through cloud computing or other virtual infrastructure gives caregivers the ability to access real time information that enables them to make informed decisions as well as offer treatment that is evidence based. This ensures health care provision is timely and treatment outcomes are improved.Improved Disease Management – When patients are monitored on a continuous basis and health care providers are able to access real time data, diseases are treated before they get out of hand.Reduced Errors – Accurate collection of data, automated workflows combined with data driven decisions are an excellent way of cutting down on waste, reducing system costs and most importantly minimizing on errors.Enhanced Patient Experience–The connectivity of the health care system through the internet of things, places emphasis on the needs of the patient. That is, proactive treatments, improved accuracy when it comes to diagnosis, timely intervention by physicians and enhanced treatment outcomes result in accountable care that is highly trusted among patients.Enhanced Management of Drugs –Creation as well as management of drugs is a major expense in the healthcare industry. Even then, with IoT processes and devices, it is possible to manage these costs better.The risks of IoT in healthcareAlthough the Internet of Things is transformational in the health care sector, it also presents a number of challenges given that health data is sensitive. As such, when shared inappropriately, health information may damage reputations or destroy careers amongst other things. Furthermore, streamlining and digitizing health data and its subsequent expanded use is likely to strain the data centers.As patient monitoring is expanded to the use of devices that are wearable and at home, clinicians that are charged with monitoring those chronic conditions as well as the inclusion of predictive analysis increases demands on the data center and facility infrastructure.Kevin Patel, Service assurance technology analyst, Xangati.Proprietary medical services inability to share data between each other requires that a play and play solution that has a standard language be developed to promote information sharing.Security of data is also another risk factor that is likely to increase with an increase in the level of data being shared. The volume of data is bound to increase significantly hence the need to shield this information from cyber attacks.The architecture of the Internet of Things is a powerful analysis engine requires a hybrid cloud environment or hypervisor (Virtualized infrastructure) to run. These tools are crucial in ensuring the auditing of network compliance as well as ensuring real time alert of anomalies that include user access, network traffic, system errors and change management activities.Ultimately, the Internet of Things is here to stay as its popularity is expected to increase significantly, as health care providers seek to leverage technologies with the view of improving efficiency. IoT in healthcare is pegged on connectivity, ensuring information is available to elicit an action. As such, it is set to grow in hospitals, even as data sharing continues to be simplified.The author is a service assurance technology analyst at Xangati. A self-proclaimed tech geek, with a passion for the ever-changing world of virtualized and hybrid-cloud environments. Kevin has a passion for dissecting tech topics such as virtualization, data center migration, storage, networking and cloud. On his days off, he can be found watching sci-fi movies, rock climbing or volunteering. Tags:#Healthcare#Internet of Things#IoT#Xangati center_img Kevin Patel Related Posts Can IoT Bridge The Gaps In Modern Mental Health…last_img read more