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WATERLOO — Two weeks after being closed following an outbreak of COVID-19, the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Waterloo is set to reopen.Company officials say Tyson’s largest pork processing facility will resume limited operations on Thursday.Today, workers are invited to tour the plant to see enhanced safety features that were put in place while the facility was idle.Tyson temporarily closed the Waterloo plant April 22 after local health officials linked a rapid rise in Black Hawk County’s coronavirus cases to the facility.Iowa Department of Public Health officials said Tuesday that 17 percent of the plant’s 2,800 employees – 444 – tested positive for COVID-19. Late last week, local health officials and community leaders toured the facility to review Tyson’s protocol to safely resume operations.Company officials say all Waterloo employees returning to work have been tested for COVID-19. Employees who have tested positive will remain on sick leave until released by health officials to return to work.Employees who have not been tested will be unable to return to their jobs and all new hires will be tested prior to starting their job.
Dear Editor,Both Ministers in the Ministry of Public Health ventured away from their air-conditioned, plush offices on Brickdam and travelled to Region 6 last week, pretending they were there to commission significant upgrading of the health sector.In the aftermath of the December 21st No-Confidence Motion, APNU+AFC have embarked on a desperate charade, a “circus”, to demonstrate they care for the people. After four years of total neglect, after four years of bourgeoisie-style and elitist government, the NCM woke them up. Just a few days ago, they stepped out of their castles into their front lawn at the Square of the Revolution, a mere one to two minutes’ walk, for a circus deemed “bringing government to the people”, never mind the people had to travel to see the Ministers in the Ministers’ front lawn.After that circus failed, the Ministers are desperately seeking some other way, any other way, to fool the people.It is this desperation that brought the two Ministers in the Ministry of Public Health to Region 6. If the Square of the Revolution fiasco was the “biggest circus ever” in Guyana, the foolishness of this rare Region 6 visit by the Ministers was simultaneously farcical, disgusting, and insulting.While the Ministers were present in Region 6, the whole area from Fyrish Village to Bloomfield was out of any potable water service from GWI. Thousands of families were exposed to major inconvenience, facing a serious public health threat. Neither Minister showed any concern, providing no evidence they care an iota for these Guyanese sisters and brothers; for the thousands of Guyanese children living there.Sadly, a young woman in Williamsburg, a small community about 5 minutes’ drive from the Port Mourant Hospital, was brutally murdered by her husband, and neither Minister found it necessary to visit the family or address the out-of-control domestic violence against women and girls.Even as that tragedy was playing out, workers from the Albion Sugar Estate were on strike, their families further burdened; but neither Minister engaged them.While savoring the idea of an appreciation dinner in their honour, the two Ministers went to New Amsterdam Hospital, totally ignoring the shame that the mortuary at New Amsterdam Hospital is closed, and families who are already traumatised by the death of their members must pay to use private mortuary services.The Ministers also ignored that, just within the last two weeks, residents in Region 6 have been protesting poor services at the hospital and the high-handed behaviour of the present CEO. The Ministers pretended that nothing was wrong at the hospital, ignoring questions surrounding maternal and child deaths at the hospital, and the chronic medicine and medical supplies’ shortages.But the Ministers were gleeful that there was an appreciation dinner on their behalf.Besides the local health officials prostrating themselves at the feet of the Ministers at their appreciation dinner, the two Ministers, pretending they brought profound, new and improved health services, went and commissioned a refurbished kitchen at the New Amsterdam Hospital. After neglecting maintenance for the kitchen, and after millions of dollars of questionable spending at the hospital, two Ministers showed up to boast of a refurbished kitchen as a big health achievement for APNU+AFC, and as an important upgrade of the health sector for Regions 6 and 5.The kitchen is of course important to the hospital, but the refurbishment would not have been necessary had they maintained the kitchen, rather than allowing the total neglect since May 2015.In the meanwhile, the Ministers ignored that a High-Dependency Unit was constructed but remained unused because it was constructed in the wrong place. It is a shame, an absolute disgrace.The Ministers went to Port Mourant Hospital to re-commission the Port Mourant Ophthalmology Hospital. This important hospital has been dormant, literally closed soon after the May 2015 elections. After four years of ignoring the Ophthalmology Hospital, the Ministers, like knights in shining armour, showed up to re-commission the hospital. They failed to announce that the hospital still would not resume its main function: provide eye surgeries like cataract surgeries. They did announce that an outreach eye care team from the US military would be using the facility to perform some eye surgeries. This US military medical outreach has existed for almost two decades. It is an important and successful outreach programme, but this does not solve the problem of a once successful hospital being virtually closed for almost four years now. What were they commissioning?This kind of comedic behaviour is shameful. It is disgusting that taxpayers’ money is being used in such a wasteful manner — for a show. The Ministers’ outreach insult has not escaped the people. They see it for what it is – a farce, disgusting and insulting. The people are not fooled. Their eyes are wide open and they are waiting impatiently for the elections, because more than 80 per cent of Region 6 cannot wait to register their rejection of these Ministers and APNU/AFC. The Ministers may be able to parade in a charade of power, but the people have a simple X that is far more powerful than anything APNU+AFC has.Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammy
The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Wijnaldum and henderson disasterclass for the second game running. Klopp didn’t even make his third sub, the second one came in the 87th minute. Shocking decision making from Jurgen. I expect nothing more from that midfield https://t.co/uPATi7U36b— Harry (@hjdcornish) October 3, 2018 The last time Jordan Henderson had a shot on goal was 2012 #LFC #NAPLIV— Lee Jackson (@mrleebjackson) October 3, 2018 RANKED Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson’s season is going from bad to worse with every passing week,After performing brilliantly for the Reds last term, and putting in some excellent showings for England during the World Cup, Henderson was expected to begin this campaign in similar style. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Napoli deserve the win. Cant even be disappointed with that result. I haven’t seen Liverpool play that poorly in a few years. Horrendous Henderson #lfc #cl— Evan T (@Liverpool_NYC) October 3, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Henderson was also blasted by the fans last week for his performance against Chelsea Another poor result when Henderson plays for LFC. Henderson is a very reactive player and has no proactive identity on the pitch! Absolutely zero influence on the game. #Average #LFC— Arryy V (@ArryyV) October 3, 2018 latest Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Henderson makes Liverpool look like 10 against 11 honestly, imagine watching Liverpool with no holding midfielder in there a fielding in 11 players. The defence gets so exposed. Gomez and Virgil virtually do everything. Yet he is #LFC captain.— Raw Sauce (@RayZigi) October 3, 2018 Everytime you try to back Henderson, he comes up with a desolate display. Hopefully Fabinho turns out to be a good buy in like 3 days, not 3 weeks.Barring the keeper and the CBs, everyone else was poor. #LFC— Rot und Blau (@DerStoic) October 3, 2018 Sometimes I don’t wanna talk about Henderson but what does he really offer?? #lfc— Osei_One™️ (@osei_one) October 3, 2018 @LFC Please replace Henderson with any midfielder who can carry the ball forward please..for the team, for the fans, for LFC #YNWA #LFC #Henderson— Mapuia Chhakchhuak (@Mapz44) October 3, 2018 Yes #Henderson is pure passion for #LFC. So was #Sakho. Unfortunately passion alone is not hood enough, we need creativity and skill in the middle to breakdown defences and not just passion.— Vikalp Dogra (@Plakiv) October 4, 2018 While Henderson cannot be blamed for all Liverpool’s problems – their front three were dreadful at the San Paolo – his limited skill set and negative approach to the game means he has taken a load of criticism following the match.talkSPORT have collected some of the best reaction to Henderson’s showing in Naples, which you can see below… silverware So far it’s been a season to forget for Jordan Henderson Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Game was lost as soon as Klopp decided to bring on Henderson instead of Shaqiri for Keita. Never want to see Henderson in the team again #LFC— Bowen (@MatthewJBowen7) October 3, 2018 He was introduced as a substitute early in Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Napoli, replacing the injured Naby Keita just before the 20-minute mark.In his 71 minutes on the pitch, Henderson did practically nothing of note as Liverpool put in a truly shocking performance – undeniably one of their worst under Jurgen KloppIncredibly, the Reds failed to record a single shot on target – the first time this has happened to them in a Champions league game in 12 years. 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Unfortunately, that has not been the case.The 28-year-old has been perhaps Liverpool’s worse player of the season so far, struggling in his 10 appearances across all competitions.He hit new lows on Saturday in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea, putting in a performance that had fans saying he should be dropped from the team, lose the captaincy – and even sold!Many would think it could not get worse for Henderson than that evening in west London, but on Wednesday night, in Italy, the England man was shockingly poor once again. REVEALED TROPHY gameday cracker jordan henderson would kick the ball backward even if he was a rugby player. #lfc— Nick Ledgers (@nickledgers) October 3, 2018 shining Liverpool won’t win any trophy if Henderson continues to play week in week out. Offers nothing in that Liverpool team. #LFC— Alfred (@AlfyKatana) October 3, 2018 Latest Liverpool news REVEALED Henderson, for those that didn’t get the hint.— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) October 3, 2018 Probably the worst half this team has played this season. All uphill from here though.This has to be said. Henderson doesn’t have the quality to be in this team. He has the heart for it, but that’s about it.An administrative role for him already.#LFC #YNWA #NAPLIV— Fouad (@Mfouad_1) October 3, 2018 huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? All Henderson does is point, scream like a banshee and jog around like a dweeb#LFC— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) October 3, 2018 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury