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‘Poisonous’ yam downs 80 Sagay residents

first_imgMayor Alfredo Marañon III, for his part, said that the hospitalization fees and medication needs of the patients have already been paid by the city government. Food packs will also be distributed to them. (With a report from PNA/PN) As a Good Friday tradition, Sagay City residentsusually serve linugaw while observingfasting. Afuang added yesterday that the patientswere already discharged from the hospitals. BACOLOD City – For eating linugaw with intoxicating yam or locally known as kayos, around 80 persons from three villages in Sagay City, Negros Occidental were rushed to two hospitals. The CDRRMO brought the affectedresidents of barangays Lopez Jaena, Rizal and Poblacion 2, who complained ofstomach pains, nausea and vomiting, to the Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. MemorialDistrict Hospital (AEMSMDH) and the Lopez District Farmers Hospital, Inc. onApril 10. Wally Afuang, head of Sagay’s CityDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said that their rescueteam ferried 61 patients while the rest were assisted by village officials. center_img Health personnel of the Alfredo E. Marañon Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Sagay City, Negros Occidental attend patients who fell ill after eating linugaw, which contained intoxicating yam on April 10. SAGAY CDRRMO Dr. Cyrille Adraneda, attendingphysician at the AEMSMDH, said that intoxicating yamcontains cyanide, according to the University of the Philippines-PhilippineGeneral Hospital National Poison Management and Control Center. Cyanide is a natural toxin found in somefood plants. Toxic substances, when not processed properly, can bring harm tohuman health and cause food poisoning. According to Afuang, a resident from oneof the villages harvested intoxicating yam and shared it to his relatives to beused as an ingredient in making linugaw.last_img read more

Mootoo, Nanan spin DCC toemphatic victory over Diplomats

first_imgNATIONAL- U19 cricketer, Daniel Mootoo and his 15-year-old schoolmate, Inderjit Nanan, spun their way to a combined 15 wickets to dismantle the Diplomats Sports Club twice in one day, which sealed an innings and 159-run victory for the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) at home, yesterday, in the GCA- organised Noble House Seafoods second-division two-day cricket competition.After Raymond Perez (192) and Sachin Singh (115) had blasted centuries for DCC in their first innings on Saturday, which left the side at a commanding 389-4 declared; Diplomats showed some fight at 61-1 from 18 overs by the close of play. On Sunday, that fight disappeared as left arm spinner Mootoo extracted movement and bounce from the pitch, which bewildered the visiting batsmen.It was not until his eighth over (third for the day) that the 16-year-old was able to get his first dismissal—then they came quickly.Inderjit NananIn four overs, he had sent back five batsmen by decimating the Diplomats’ middle order. In total, the Chase Academy student finished with a career-high 8-34 from 17.2 overs, which left Diplomats on 127 all out in 43.2 overs.Diplomats’ skipper, Rickford Mohamed and top order batsman, Martima King, scored over half of their team’s runs. Mohamed led the attack with 55 (4X4s, 6X4s), while King supported with 23 (3X4s).With a lead of 262, DCC decided to make their opponents follow on, which saw them batting again yesterday morning. Although Mootoo opened the bowling, he could not replicate his previous results; instead, it was his Chase Academy schoolmate, Nanan, who did the damage.Nanan took wickets throughout his innings, including two in his 12th over to end the game.In total, he finished with 6-18 from 11.2 overs, and his first five-wicket haul at club level.King again looked good in the middle. His 37 (4X4s and 2X6s) had, however, just delayed the inevitable as the side succumbed for 103 all out in 40.4 overs.Mootoo, who grabbed a wicket in the second innings, finished with match figures of 9-54 from 29.2 overs.last_img read more

Struggling Fulham beaten by neighbours Chelsea

first_imgFulham slipped closer to relegation as Scott Parker’s first game as caretaker manager ended in defeat by west London neighbours Chelsea at Craven Cottage.Gonzalo Higuain set Chelsea on their way to a first Premier League away win of 2019 with a high-quality finish from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.Fulham, who sacked Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, produced a spirited display and equalised through Calum Chambers from a corner, awarded after recalled Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s exceptional save had kept out Aleksandar Mitrovic’s volley.They were level for only four minutes, Jorginho’s well placed finish from 20 yards leaving Chelsea only two points adrift of fourth spot.Ryan Sessegnon thought he had equalised in the closing moments but the 18-year-old’s effort was ruled out for offside.Better from Fulham but relegation loomsDespite a 20th league defeat of the season, Fulham fans applauded the home side off the pitch at the end after a much improved performance.Parker demanded a response in his first game and he got one, but time is running out for a team who have looked out of their depth most of the season and have now lost eight of their past nine league games.Relegation is looming for Fulham, who are 10 points from safety with nine games remaining, including home matches with Liverpool and Manchester City.It might have been a different story but for Arrizabalaga.The Chelsea keeper was kept busy with saves from Tom Cairney and Joe Bryan, but his acrobatic first-half stop to deny Mitrovic, with the score 1-0 to Chelsea, was outstanding.It resulted in a corner from which Chambers, who was left totally unmarked, equalised. But Chelsea were soon level again.In a frantic ending, Serbia forward Mitrovic could have equalised but headed straight at Arrizabalaga before Sessegnon put the ball in the back of the net only for a tight offside call to go against him.Parker has described his new role as an “audition” and he certainly got a reaction from his players. Now he has to find a way of turning decent performances into points.Kepa back with a bangSeven days ago Chelsea were portrayed as a club in meltdown after goalkeeper Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted during the Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City.The Spanish keeper was dropped for the midweek win against Tottenham but was back in the team at Fulham as Chelsea made it back-to-back wins in the league.With the game goalless, Arrizabalaga was lucky to escape after dropping the ball at the feet of Ryan Babel on the edge of the six-yard area.But he made up for his mistake with a wonderful save to deny Mitrovic and was badly let down by his defenders for Chambers’ goal.Chelsea were far from their fluent best and they wasted chances to put the game out of sight before Fulham’s late rally.Towards the end of the first half, Higuain, who now has three goals in five league games for the club, missed a great opportunity to make it 3-1, before Fulham keeper Sergio Rico produced a sublime one-handed save to keep out the Argentine.With Chelsea having a game in hand over the teams above them, the race to finish in a Champions League spot could yet go to the final weekend of the season.–Source: BBClast_img read more