“IS IT TRUE” MARCH 16, 2020

first_imgIS IT TRUE a PANDEMIC is when the entire world fight a common enemy?IS IT TRUE the Coronavirus is no longer a foreign disease but is now an American disease?IS IT TRUE that the Coronavius doesn’t discriminate against natural origin, race, color, creed, educational background, gender, blue or white-collar workers, religion, political affiliation, age, sexual preference, rich or poor, type of neighborhood you live in, or mental or physical challenges?IS IT TRUE in order to survive you shouldn’t let a crisis manage you but you should manage it?IS IT TRUE we are told that the general public is getting really tired of elected officials upstaging of our medical professionals when they attempt to give COVID-19 updates to the masses?IS IT TRUE that the CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19?  …they say that you should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it? …facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms to protect others from the risk of infection?IS IT TRUE that Coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets released into the air by coughing and sneezing? … close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands will cause contamination?IS IT TRUE “A record number of rural hospitals lost money last year? … many hundreds of rural hospitals are classified by health officials as being at ‘high risk of imminent failure and hundreds more have cut services or turned over control to outside ownership groups in an attempt to stave off closure?  …we are glad to hear that the Feds are going to help subsidize our rural hospitals during the Coronavirus crisis?IS IT TRUE that local health departments are trying to ensure that infection-control protocols practice self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms are implemented in order for them to be able to identify, diagnose and treat the COVID-19?IS IT TRUE one of our readers sent us an article we posted several years ago written by the award-winning ProPublica that made reference to a local hospital filing around 20,000 collections lawsuits against poor people while reporting $150 to $200 million dollar yearly profits during that time? …this article also references that a local hospital administrator was compensated around $1.74 million dollars a year (not including benefits) during the time the article was written?IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that President Trump is finally getting a grip on how to contain the Coronavirus?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected] We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe)IS IT TRUE in order to get a grip on the CORONAVIRUS the authorities need to test, separate and then treat?IS IT TRUE that COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel or new, coronavirus that has not been previously identified? …the virus causing COVID-19 is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold?IS IT TRUE one of the reasons why CORONAVIRUS is considered to be deadly is because currently there are no known vaccines to protect us against it?IS IT TRUE it’s a known fact when more Coronavirus tests are done it will produce more positive Coronavius results?IS IT TRUE if the Coronavirus is contained the politicians will take all the credit for it?  …if the virus can’t be contained then the politicians will blame the medical professionals for the failure?IS IT TRUE we are very thankful that the powers that be in Washington, DC have finally figured out how to mass-produce the COVID-19 tests? …we are appreciative that the politicians have given our medical professional the legislative support, medical research and laboratory funding, the legal authority, support staff to figure out ways to treat this potentially deadly virus?  …its time that our medical professionals be allowed to move forward without interruptions from some of the showboating politicians?IS IT TRUE as of last the night Illinois has 93, Kentucky has 21 and Indiana has 20 active cases of the Coronavirus? …we are still surprised that not one active (1) Coranvius case has been reported in Vanderburgh County? IS IT TRUE we now know how many positive Coronavirus cases we currently have in Indiana?  …we would like to know how many Coronavius tests were issued to Hoosiers so far?IS IT TRUE we are told that the Coronavius bailout package just approved by Congress has multi-million-dollars worth of “PORK BARREL” spending projects in it?IS IT TRUE the Indiana Racing and Gaming Commission has decided to close down all the Casinos in Indiana until the Coronavius crisis is over?  …the Kentucky Racing Commission has also decided to close down all Slots and Horse Racing establishments starting tomorrow?  …we give five (5) cheers to the Indiana Racing and Gaming Commission and the Kentucky Racing Commission for putting public health over profits?IS IT TRUE we are told that when you have a major crisis the best approach is to plan for the worst? 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CHAN: Disastrous start for Desabre as Zambia sinks Uganda 3-1

first_imgBecause of a dispute between national association and league officials in Namibia, there has been no top-flight championship football in the southern Africa country for more than a year.The only competitive match practice the Namibians got ahead of the 23-day tournament in Morocco was defeating Zimbabwe and the Comoros last year in two-leg qualifiers.Ivory Coast finished third in the last Nations Championship, staged by Rwanda two years ago, after failing to get past the first round in two earlier appearances.Sudan upset 2016 semi-finalists Guinea 2-1 in Group A with Saifeldin Bakhit atoning for blazing a penalty wide by scoring a scrambled winner on 75 minutes in Casablanca.Omer Koko nodded the Sudanese into a first-half lead after a corner and Sekou Amadou Camara equalised on 55 minutes with a flying header off a cross.Guinea were the leading scorers in qualifying with 16 goals from four matches and half of them came from Camara, including four in one match.On Monday, Group C kicks off in northern city Tangier with 2014 champions Libya facing newcomers Equatorial Guinea before Nigeria meet Rwanda.The Nations Championship is restricted to home-based footballers, giving international exposure to many stars kept out of senior national teams by Europe-based compatriots. Earlier, rusty debutants Namibia scored in stoppage time Sunday to shock the Ivory Coast 1-0 in Group B during the opening round of matches at the African Nations Championship in Morocco.A lacklustre match in central city Marrakech seemed destined to end goalless until Vetunuavi Hambira got the slightest of touches with his head to a free-kick for the match-winner. Zambian celebrate. PHOTO CAFONLINEDisaster for Uganda ?? 1 Zambia ??  3, Rusty Namibia score late to shock IvoriansCasablanca, Morocco | AFP | New Uganda coach Sebastien Serge Louis Desabre’s first competitive match on Sunday ended disastrously, with Zambia routing his side 3-1 on day two of African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.Zambia benefited from a careless own-goal by Uganda goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan en route to a 3-1 victory, having led early in the match.Ochan caught the ball behind the goalline with 18 minutes remaining after a free-kick was deflected toward him.Lazarous Kambole put Zambia ahead on 38 minutes and Derrick Nsibambi equalised almost immediately before a 63rd-minute Augustine Mulenga goal left Uganda trailing again.Uganda has failed to go past the group stage in the three previous editions (2011, 2014, 2016) and only  victory in their next game will change this.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Featured Pet of the Week: Friday

first_imgFacebook23Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Friday! She is a happy, smart, active and beautiful, 57-pound girl looking for her forever home. She has basic commands down pat, will drop her toy for you, is good on leash walks, and very eager to learn. Friday loves the agility equipment at the kennels and is doing well running the course. Friday also loves Flyball and Frisbee!Friday is an active girl looking for a home that will do fun activities – flyball perhaps? Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetAs top dog, she would prefer to be the only pet in your family. Friday would need a very active family, and if you can provide a fenced yard, exercise, love, fun activities, and a grain-free diet, she might be the perfect dog for you.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Twinstar Community Foundation Pays off $68,500 in School Lunch Debt for…

first_imgWhile this latest round of community donations focus on school lunch debt, the foundation also funds college scholarships for high school seniors, continuing education scholarships, Cheri Kennedy child daycare scholarships for a college-bound parents, and Classroom Cash grants to elementary school teachers for classroom supplies and teaching supports. “We’re grateful to the foundation for their generosity and kindness in providing this opportunity to help students in their learning environment.” School districts receiving the grants include Montesano, Cosmopolis, North Beach, Oakville, Mossyrock, Adna, Chehalis, Napavine, Onalaska, Morton, Griffin, North Thurston, Rochester, Tumwater, Yelm, Rainier, and Olympia. For more information about TwinStar Credit Union and the TwinStar Community Foundation, visit the TwinStar Credit Union website. “The past few months have been stressful for all of us,” said Laurie Kresl, TwinStar Community Foundation president. “Our school children and their families should not have added worry once back in school about lingering school lunch debt.” Facebook2kTweet0Pin0Submitted by TwinStar Credit Union “Nutrition is imperative to learning,” said Julie Mondry, financial services manager at Yelm Community Schools. “This grant will cover nearly all outstanding lunch debt for our six elementary schools.” In total, the TwinStar Community Foundation has donated $150,500 toward reducing school lunch debt since 2017. “TwinStar Credit Union was founded by teachers during the Great Depression to help them through troubled economic times,” said Kresl. “Today we face similar challenges and we are committed to providing solutions like this to help families in financial distress.” TwinStar Community Foundation grants are funded largely by TwinStar Credit Union. Donations to the foundation can be made at any TwinStar branch location. When elementary schools in three SW Washington counties open their doors to students again, many children who have accrued school lunch debt will find the slate wiped clean thanks to a $68,500 grant from the TwinStar Community Foundation.last_img read more