Franklin County sees seventh suspected COVID-19 related death

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Health Department was notified today of the seventh suspected COVID-19 related death, a female in her 90’s.  No other details were provided by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).   No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.  “We would like to offer our condolences to family and friends in their time of mourning,” said Health Department supervisor, Angie Ruther, RN.Health officials also announced that four more people have recovered from the virus, bringing Franklin County’s total number of recovered to 19.  Two individuals were family who both tested positive for coronavirus.  The two other unrelated patients lived alone.  All four have been released from quarantine.last_img read more

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Managers unhappy with timing of South Senior final

first_imgExtra time failed to separate Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers in this afternoons 2017 South Senior football final.The game was 45 minutes late starting due to the freezing weather conditions at the Clonmel Sportsfield.It finished all square at 6 points each at the end of normal time with both sides adding two points in the extra time to leave it 8 points apiece Afterwards Commercials manager Charlie McGeever was scathing in his reaction to the game even going ahead at this time of year.For his part Moyle Rovers manager Niall Fitzgerald was also unhappy with the timing of the game. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

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‘Serious’ doubts over Russian, Kenyan athletes – IOC chief

first_img“In this decision-making process, the absence of a positive national anti-doping test should not be considered sufficient by the IFs. This means that the respective IF should take into account other reliable adequate testing systems in addition to national anti-doping testing.“This decision about the ‘level playing field’ in each of their very different Olympic sports, and eligibility, including of their member National Federations, should be taken by each IF taking into account all the specific circumstances in the relevant National Federations, any available evidence, the World Anti-Doping Code and the specific rules of their sport.”Bach added that Russian athletes who pass an individual test by the IAAF would compete under their nation’s flag at the Rio Games.“If there are athletes qualified then they will compete as members of the team of the Russian Olympic Committee,” Bach told reporters.Bach dismissed suggestions that Russian track and field stars could compete under a neutral or Olympic flag, as had been suggested when the IAAF extended its ban on Friday.Share on: WhatsApp Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP |Deficiencies in the anti-doping systems in Russia and Kenya have created doubts about the presumption of innocence for athletes from both countries, the Olympics chief said Tuesday.“Because of the (World Anti-Doping Agency) non-compliance declaration of Kenya and Russia and the related substantial allegations, the Olympic Summit considers the ‘presumption of innocence’ of athletes from these countries being put seriously into question,” International Olympics Committee chief Thomas Bach said in a statement.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Friday voted to uphold Russia’s suspension, first imposed in November after a WADA report unveiled state-sponsored doping and widespread corruption in Russian athletics.Similarly, Kenya has come under the IAAF and WADA spotlight over its flagging anti-doping control system, necessitating changes to legislation to avoid exclusion of its world-beating distance runners from August’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.“As a result, every IF (international federation) should take a decision on the eligibility of such athletes on an individual basis to ensure a level playing field in their sport,” Bach continued in a stark warning.last_img read more

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