Further success for Ireland at the European Games.

first_imgMichael O’Reilly has been given a bye into the final after his opponent withdrew due to injury which means the Laois man is guaranteed a silver medal.Another medal has been added on the Badminton courtChloe and Sam Magee have guaranteed at least bronze in the Mixed Doubles winning their Quarter-final against Poland this morning.Unfortunately Scott Evans lost his quarter final. That means the Wicklow athlete has guaranteed a silver medal at the very least.The Olympic champion fights for Gold on Sunday at two o’clock.Sean McComb has lost his semi final against his Azerbaijani opponent so the 22 year old has to be happy with a bronze medal.last_img

Olympian Sumit Sangwan suspended for 1 year for failing dope test

first_imgLast Updated: 26th December, 2019 21:47 IST Olympian Sumit Sangwan Suspended For 1 Year For Failing Dope Test Former Asian silver medallist boxer Sumit Sangwan was on Thursday banned for one year by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing a dope test Former Asian silver medallist boxer Sumit Sangwan was on Thursday banned for one year by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing a dope test. Sangwan, who competed in the 2012 London Olympics and formerly a 91-kg category boxer, was set to appear for the Olympic qualifier trials. But that will not be possible now as his suspension starts with immediate effect.READ: MLB’s London Series games between Yankees and Red Sox raised around £37m in city’s economyNADA DG confirms Sumit’s ban”Sumit Sangwan banned for 1 year with immediate effect for consuming specified prohibited substance,” NADA DG Navin Agarwal posted on his twitter handle.Read the tweet here: COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written By Sangwan’s sample was collected “out of competition” (OOC) on October 10 and he tested positive for Acetazolamide, which is listed as Diuretics and masking agents under S5 of WADA’s 2019 Prohibited List. However, the boxer had not opted for provisional suspension. His period of suspension starts from Thursday, December 26, 2019.READ: Tom Brady sends out Christmas day greeting after Patriots wrap up 11th AFC East titleWhat does the order state?”The Hearing Panel holds that since Athlete in the present case was negligent in consuming the specified prohibited substance without verifying its composition and elements and elements and without disclosing same in the doping form, he is liable for sanctions under Article 10.5.1 for ineligibility period of 1 year,” the order stated.READ: Yankees star James Paxton welcomes new $324 million superstar Gerrit ColeREAD: Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor gift themselves top high-end cars on Christmas Day SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 26th December, 2019 21:47 IST Press Trust Of India FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Industry buoys health care center

first_imgINDUSTRY – The letter from Steve Blackwell, director of the El Encanto Healthcare & Habilitation Center, was short and direct. “Based upon our current cash balances and projections, we will need a cash supplement to our patient collections of $400,000,” he wrote to the Industry City Council. With no discussion, the council last week unanimously approved a $400,000 loan to El Encanto. It was business as usual for the city, which for years has been helping pay millions in bills for the 244-bed facility caring for the elderly and about 80 children in need of constant medical supervision. “It’s not uncommon for us to subsidize them for anywhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million a year,” said Victoria Gallo, the city’s chief financial officer. Technically, Industry lends the money to the hospital at 6 percent interest, Gallo said. But the council does not often ask to be repaid because the city owns the hospital. The day-to-day operations are contracted to an outside health care company, she said. The city’s staff could not immediately provide figures for how much the city has lent the hospital over the years, or the outstanding balance. Industry’s annual revenue is $44 million, according to City Manager Phil Iriarte. Blackwell, of El Encanto, referred all financial questions to the city. Mayor Dave Perez said Industry bought El Encanto in the 1970s. It was in dire financial straits, and city officials hoped to turn it around, he said. But in the 2002-03 fiscal year the hospital operated at a $2.39 million deficit, according to the California Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development. The facility is south of Valley Boulevard just west of Hacienda Boulevard at 555 El Encanto Road – one of the lowest-income areas in the San Gabriel Valley, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. “The type of clients available to us do not have a lot of disposable income,” Perez said. “And people from more wealthy neighborhoods, like San Marino, they like to keep their family members near their homes. So they won’t bring them down here.” Most of the patients in the hospital rely on government assistance, according to data compiled by the California Healthcare Foundation. The hospital got mostly high service marks from the California Healthcare Foundation, which said El Encanto spends more on patient care than other similar care centers. El Encanto has played an integral role in the city’s history since it was founded in the 1930s, Perez said. When Industry’s organizers filed for incorporation in 1956 they needed at least 500 people to live within the proposed new city. They had 600 – counting the 30 staff members and 170 patients at El Encanto, which was a mental hospital at the time, a history on the city’s Web site says. Perez said the hospital could probably make more money if it did not care for disabled children, but city officials were not willing to evict them. Instead, the city might stop taking young patients and gradually admit only the elderly, Perez said. City officials also are considering contracting with nearby space-starved hospitals to admit patients. “If we shut (El Encanto) down or stopped caring for those kids, it would create a burden on families who have been through a lot, and it would create a burden on the entire healthcare system for the area,” Perez said. “So we’re just sticking in there.” ben.baeder@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more