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Cruyff launched an attack on the former Chelsea manager and reopened his war of words with Louis van Gaal during an interview with Sky Sports News on Tuesday. Mourinho has come in for criticism for his management of Chelsea so far this season. The champions are languishing in 16th position in the Barclays Premier League after losing four of their opening eight matches, but the Portuguese’s antics on the touchline have annoyed Cruyff. The Dutch pair have had a running feud for some years now and Cruyff decided to reopen old wounds by criticising Manchester United’s style of play under the 64-year-old. “He doesn’t dominate. I like dominating football. Manchester (United) doesn’t play like that,” Cruyff said. Asked if he thought Van Gaal was too cautious, Cruyff said: “I don’t think so, but it’s strange that against strong teams they’ve got good results and with weak teams they’ve had difficulties. “That’s a strange situation. “But the results I think are second. The game is first. Money is very important but always second. “In England they play different, everybody has their own style. A mix of styles is always good. “The most important part are the fans, that people are going home happy. It’s their time off and you should give them something to enjoy.” Mourinho was criticised for his treatment of Dr Eva Carneiro, who left the club after rowing with the Chelsea manager over an injury to Eden Hazard against Swansea. The former Real Madrid manager was also charged with misconduct for his comments about referees following the 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday. “He’s controversial,” the former Ajax and Barcelona manager said. “What I like about him is he’s always capable of creating good ambience within the players and what I don’t like is that he always puts himself on the first row. He should be on the second row. “It’s probably because of his background, where he’s never been cheered by 100,000 people, or whistled at by 100,000 people. “Maybe it’s because of that, maybe because of the interest from the press, but I don’t think he is educating children to play football or educating for life. “He should behave better because he will be in the press all over the world.” Another manager Cruyff has little time for is Van Gaal. Johan Cruyff believes Jose Mourinho is setting a bad example to young people with his behaviour. Press Association
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Inter-District School Athletics and Boxing Championship got underway at the Sarusajai Sports complex here today. Around 500 athletes and 300 boxers from 29 districts are participating in the meets held at Sarusajai Sports complex.Also Read: All India LIC Games concludes at the Sarusajai Sports complexAlso Watch: 83rd Raas Mahotsav Celebrations to begin in Nagaon’s Kampur from Nov 11
— Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Diamondbacks battered the Rockies, 13-7. Rockets outfielder Charlie Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 before going 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games, and sliding his average to .472.— Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith provided back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run first inning and hit consecutive homers in a five-run sixth as the Mets whipped the Nationals, 11-6. The fourth, fifth and sixth batters in the Mets’ lineup, Michael Conforto, Alonso and Smith, went 7-for-11 with eight RBIs, eight runs scored, three walks and a hit batsman in 15 plate appearances.— The White Sox picked up a 7-5 win over the Tigers as Tim Anderson had four hits and finished a double shy of the cycle. Anderson and Eloy Jimenez opened the game with consecutive home runs, but Chicago blew a 3-1 lead before Luis Robert hit a bases-clearing double. — Todd Frazier scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch while the Rangers plated five in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Mariners, 7-4. Texas rallied after Austin Nola and Daniel Vogelbach homered in Seattle’s four-run second.MLB-NEWS Ailing Marlins ready to goUNDATED (AP) — Marlins manager Don Mattingly says his players sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic.Mattingly says those players are feeling great and feel like they are ready to go, adding that some have applied for reinstatement.The Marlins placed 17 players on the injured list last week following an outbreak in Philadelphia that forced seven games to be postponed. The infected players returned to Miami to be quarantined, and will likely need rehab workouts before rejoining the team.Players on the COVID-19 injury list must be cleared by the MLB joint committee before returning. The Big 12 board of directors approved a plan to begin fall sports after Sept. 1 after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not play this fall. The Big 12 football schedule allows each team to play one non-conference game before league play begins Sept. 26. In other college sports news:— The Big East has joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall. The conference announced that men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t be contested. Georgetown is the defending national champions in men’s soccer.— The Big South Conference has decided to delay its fall sports seasons with hopes of playing in the spring. But it will allow football-playing members to schedule up to four non-conference games in the fall at their own discretion. Commissioner Kyle Kallander says the decision was made to protect student-athletes during the coronavirus pandemic. NHL-SCHEDULE MLB-SCHEDULEA’s top HalosUNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep while winning for the 10th time in 12 games.Stephen Piscotty, Matt Olson and Robbie Grossman homered for the A’s in an 8-4 victory over the Angels. Seven of the Athletics’ nine hits were for extra bases after they were shut out on Tuesday.Ramón Laureano made three nifty catches in center field as he awaits a decision of his appeal of a six-game suspension for charging Houston coach Alex Cintron on Sunday. Update on the latest sports The British Open announced in April it would be canceled this year.NFL-NEWSWashington to start the season without fans presentUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Football Team will at least begin the NFL season playing without fans in its stadium.The team says it plans to play home games at an empty FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, “out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Harden scored 11 points while the Rockets reeled off a 14-2 run to get within 106-104. He poured in 45 points and tied his career high with 17 rebounds.Also around the NBA:— The Clippers wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the West as Paul George scored 27 points, and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 26 in their 124-111 victory over the Nuggets. The Clippers took control with 13 straight points midway through the third quarter and never allowed the Nuggets to fully recover. — Mike Muscala nailed a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds and the Thunder overcame a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat 116-115. Darius Bazley (BAYZ’-lee) contributed 21 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 for Oklahoma City, which outscored the Heat 34-15 in the final period.— Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining in the Raptors’ 125-121 triumph over the 76ers. Kyle Lowry and Chris Boucher each scored 19 points as Toronto improved to 6-1 in the restart. B’s top Canes in 2OTUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins were able to win the latest marathon hockey game in Toronto.Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zheh-rahn) scored early in double-overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1 of their opening-round series.David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) put Boston ahead 3-2 59 seconds into the third period, but Carolina forced OT on Haydn (HAY’-dehn) Fleury’s goal midway through the period.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) assisted on the game-winner after netting a first-period goal. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSBig 12 moves ahead with fall sports UNDATED (AP) — The Big 12 Conference is moving ahead with plans to play college football and other fall sports. They will join the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences in taking the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unknown if Antetokounmpo would have played in Thursday’s game against Memphis anyway, given that the Bucks have already secured the No. 1 overall seed in the NBA playoffs.Antetokounmpo will be eligible for Game 1 of the Bucks’ first-round series against Orlando.NBA-SCHEDULEPacers fend off RocketsUNDATED (AP) — The Indiana Pacers beat Houston for the first time in their last six attempts despite an outstanding performance by Rockets guard James Harden. Myles Turner had 18 points and reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 as the Pacers held off the Rockets, 108-104. Justin Holliday chipped in 18 points for the Pacers, including two free throws with six seconds left after Houston erased most of a 14-point deficit over the final 5:05. Elsewhere around the majors:— Gary Sanchez and Clint Frazier launched back-to-back homers and Aaron Hicks delivered an RBI double that put the Yankees ahead to stay in a 6-3 downing of the Braves. Frazier had three hits and scored twice while starting in place of outfielder Aaron Judge, who was scratched due to tightness in his lower body.— Magneuris Sierra poked a tiebreaking-two-run single in a three-run 10th that pushed the Marlins past the Blue Jays, 14-11 in Buffalo. Toronto lost despite smacking seven home runs, two by Travis Shaw.— Martín Maldonado (mahr-TEEN’ mal-doh-NAH’-doh) belted a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) in the Astros’ 5-1 decision over the Giants. Greinke allowed one run and scattered seven hits over a season-high 6 1/3 innings for his first win of the year. — Justin Turner crushed a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers breathing room in a 6-0 shutout of the Padres. Tony Gonsolin fell one out short of qualifying for the victory, allowing two hits and striking out eight. — Byron Buxton homered twice, Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) added a solo shot and Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) worked into the seventh inning for the Twins in a 12-2 pounding of the Brewers. Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Cruz Jr. each had two RBIs as part of Minnesota’s 15-hit assault.— Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5. Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs), Brandon Lowe and Yoshi Tsutsugo (soo-SOO’-goh) all homered off Zack Godley, and Austin Meadows hit a solo shot in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay’s fifth consecutive win.— Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings Anthony Rizzo homered as the pair led the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians. The Cubs are 12-3 in their first season under manager David Ross, matching the club’s 15-game start since 1970.— Brad Keller tossed two-hit ball over six scoreless innings before the Royals completed a 5-4 win over the Reds. Salvador Perez supplied a solo homer and three RBIs while Kansas City was building a 5-0 lead.— The Orioles also earned a 5-4 win over the Phillies as Rio Ruiz, Chance Sisco and Anthony Santander all homered. Baltimore reliever Miguel Castro wiggled out a jam in the eighth thanks to a fantastic diving stop by Ruiz. August 13, 2020 Associated Press — The defending champs are trailing their series after third-period goals by Troy Stecher, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller gave the Canucks a 5-2 win over the Blues. Horvat furnished two goals and Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves, blanking St. Louis after Jaden Schwartz tied it 2-2 midway through the second period. Elias Petterson also scored for the Canucks, who are seeking their first opening-round series win since 2011.NBA-BUCKS-ANTETOKOUNMPOBeast gets 1-game banLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season.The NBA’s reigning MVP was punished for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner. In other major league news:— Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal. Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29.— The Red Sox have placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site. Benintendi is batting just .103 this year after getting two hits in Tuesday’s game.NBA-NEWSNBA lays out plan for player guests to enter Disney bubble MASTERS-NO FANSNo roars at Augusta as Masters to be played without fansAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Masters will be on mute this year. The club has decided there will be no spectators at Augusta National when the rescheduled tournament is played in November.That means all three majors in this year of COVID-19 will not have fans.Golf is coming off its first major without fans last week at the PGA Championship. The U.S. Open, moved from June to Sept. 17-20 because of the pandemic, previously announced it won’t have spectators at Winged Foot. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players could be joined by some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble by the end of the month. And that raises the possibility of having a real, albeit small, cheering section for some playoff games. The opportunity to bring guests into the bubble at Walt Disney World will be only for teams advancing to the second round of the playoffs. The earliest any guest could satisfy quarantine rules and be reunited with a player is Aug. 31. In most cases, players would be limited to four guests. In other NBA news:— The league still hasn’t had a confirmed coronavirus case among players inside the season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World. The league released updated numbers showing that none of the 342 players who were tested daily since the league last released results on Aug. 5 has had a confirmed positive. There has not been a player positive yet since teams began entering the bubble more than a month ago. — Pacers coach Nate McMillan has agreed to a one-year contract extension. McMillan says the deal would add one year to his current agreement, which was set to expire after next season. McMillan has led the Pacers to the playoffs in all four of his seasons since taking the job in 2016. Owner Dan Snyder said the decision followed discussions with federal, state and local officials. The plan can be reevaluated if conditions improve throughout the course of the season.In other NFL news:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson has returned to the team after missing less than two weeks because of the coronavirus. Pederson said he stayed engaged with the team virtually and watched practices on video while quarantining at home. The 52-year-old Pederson has led the Eagles to three straight playoff appearances and the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory following the 2017 season.— The Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension. A person with direct knowledge told the Associated Press the contract is a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 season. McDermott is the first Bills coach to receive a contract extension since Dick Jauron in 2008 — though Jauron was fired the following year. — A report by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms news reports that U.S. ambassador to Britain and Jets owner Woody Johnson has been accused of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks to embassy staff. The State Department Office of the Inspector General in a report Wednesday called for further internal investigation of the allegations. The report says State Department officials contend that no further investigation is necessary because Johnson understands the responsibilities of his diplomatic job. Johnson has been an ambassador since 2017 and is a friend and campaign contributor to President Donald Trump. The game was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start after Tuesday night’s Blue Jackets-Lightning series opener in the same Toronto arena went to five overtimes.In other first-round action:— The Islanders scored four unanswered goals to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 win over the Capitals in Game 1. Josh Bailey broke a 2-2 deadlock with a short-handed goal about seven minutes into the third period. The Islanders tied it on goals by Jordan Eberle and Anders Lee 1:54 apart bridging the second and third periods.— Carter Hart handled 27 shots and the Flyers opened their series by nipping the Canadiens’ 2-1. Joel Farabee netted the go-ahead goal late in the second period, 16 seconds after Shea Weber scored on a power play. Ivan Provorov also scored against Carey Price, who had 29 saves.— Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree), J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen scored in an 83-second span late in the third period to send the Avalanche past the Coyotes, 3-0. Philipp Grubauer needed to make just 14 saves for his second career playoff shutout, helping Colorado take the opener of the series. Darcy Kuemper (KEHM’-pur) turned back 37 shots for Arizona.
VETERAN wicketkeeper/batsman Jason Sinclair stroked a half-century, piloting Rose Hall Town (RHT) NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour to a 58-run win over Tucber Park as they clinched the 2019 Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/STAG Beer 50 Overs title. Played in memory of legendary West Indies Test player Basil Butcher, who was buried last Friday at the St Joseph Anglican Church in his home village, the final which was pushed back before Christmas last year due to rain, saw attendees at the Port Mourant cricket observe a minute of silence for Butcher prior to the match.After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rose Hall ended on 192 for 8 after Sinclair, the former Jaguars academy player showed his class with a match-winning 67.Sinclair found support from Khemraj Mahadeo 27, Keith Simpson 18 and Delbert Hick 22 as the experienced arm of off-spinner Devon Clements reaped 6-36 to lead the Tucber Park bowling.Needing to score 193 from 50 overs, Tucber Park CC were at one point reduced to 3 for 3 before crashing to 134 all out in 36 overs. Damion Vantull hit 36, while Kwesi Mickle resisted with an even unbeaten 50 which proved futile, as pacer Sylus Tyndall (3-31), all-rounder Johnathan Rampersaud (3-20) and skipper Eon Hooper (3-29), rattled the batting order to help their team lift another 1st division title.Following the match, BCB president Hilbert Foster expressed gratitude to Ansa McAl Managing Director, Troy Cadogan, for his support of Berbice cricket and described the tournament as highly successful. Foster called on clubs in Berbice to be grateful for the progress made and to assist the BCB.Also, BCB announced that over $7M in sponsorship has been raised in just two weeks in 2020 as Berbice Cricket continues to expand.
The numbers are disturbing, to say the least. In USC’s last six games heading into its matchup Tuesday night with Pepperdine, the Trojan pitching staff had amassed an abysmal 6.12 ERA.Make that a 6.41 ERA in their last seven games.USC suffered another bullpen implosion Tuesday evening against Pepperdine, surrendering eight runs out of their bullpen in a 9-4 loss to the Waves, its sixth loss in the last seven games.“It’s almost like flipping a coin,” USC head coach Dan Hubbs said of the inconsistency in the bullpen. “You don’t know which guy you’re gonna get when you bring him in. Because they’ve all performed well at one point, but they’ve all performed poorly, too.”In their opening nine games of the season, the Trojan pitching staff was stellar, putting up a 2.96 ERA over 82 impressive innings. But since then, their ERA has ballooned to 4.31, and their record has correspondingly dropped from 6-3 to 7-9.Most of the Trojans’ struggles on the mound have come out of their youthful bullpen. As Hubbs is fond of pointing out, USC has had only had three poor starts in its 16 games this year. But of the six pitchers to have seen significant time out of the ‘pen this year, four are underclassmen and three are freshman. While each have dazzled at times, including during the recent rough stretch, they have also struggled through bouts of tremendous inconsistency.“It’s a confidence thing,” sophomore pitcher Nigel Nootbaar said. “I know they have good stuff — these freshman have a lot of talent. They just have to trust their stuff and throw strikes.”Against Pepperdine, freshman starter Brent Wheatley lasted just two innings. He allowed one unearned run but was wildly erratic and removed in favor of fellow freshman Marc Huberman. One of the more reliable relievers for USC in the past week, Huberman let up two runs over three innings, allowing Pepperdine to tie the game at three apiece.Later, fellow freshman Kyle Davis came in and was smacked around. He gave up five runs on four hits — including a double and a homer — over just two-thirds of an inning, and also walked and hit a batter.“Our pitchers really just have to trust themselves to throw strikes,” sophomore catcher Garrett Stubbs said, echoing the comments of Nootbaar. “I know as a hitter that with runners on base, it’s up to the pitcher to throw strikes. And our pitchers have to trust that if they get the ball over the plate, they’ll get guys out.”As Stubbs can attest to, for all of the Trojans’ struggles on the mound, they have scuffled almost as much at the plate. USC had nine hits to Pepperdine’s 10, but the Waves outscored the Trojans by five. That discrepancy has become somewhat of a trend in recent games for USC. On Sunday, UCLA outhit the Trojans 10-5 and outscored them by a margin of 6-1. A week ago against Cal State Fullerton, the Titans outhit USC 15-10, but outscored them 11-4.“Let the game come to you, that’s what we have to do,” Hubbs said. “We can’t press at the plate, especially with runners on. It seems like we have a few guys hitting really well, but they’re always the ones on base and we can’t bring them in.”
Golden State Warriors will face Phoenix Suns on Thursday, October 31. The game begins at 8:00 AM IST and will be played at Chase Centre, San Francisco, California. Golden State Warriors turned their fortunes around when they registered their first win of the regular season, defeating New Orleans Pelicans 134-123. Phoenix Suns also come into the game with indifferent form, having won 2 of their 4 games.Also Read: NBA: Anthony Davis Hits The 40-20 Mark And Breaks LA Lakers RecordGSW vs PHX Dream11 Top PicksGolden State Warriors would count on Stephen Curry and Draymond Green to carry the mantle forward and add another win to the table. Draymond Green’s first triple-double of the year (16 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists) was one of the main points in GSW registering their first win of the campaign. DeAndre Ayton is suspended after he was handed a 25 game suspension for use of banned substances. They will be counting on the likes of Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre Jr. to guide them to victory.Also Read: NBA: Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis And Other Debuts To Take Note OfGSW vs PHX SquadsGolden State Warriors SquadKy Bowman, Alec Burks, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, Stephen Curry, Jacob Evans, Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, D’Angelo Russell, Alen Smailagic, Omari Spellman, Klay ThompsonPhoenix SunsAron Baynes, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jevon Carter, Cheick Diallo, Jared Harper, Ty Jerome, Cameron Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Frank Kaminsky, Jalen Lecque, Elie Okobo, Kelly Oubre Jr, Ricky Rubio, Dario Saric. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read: NBA Anti Drug: Deandre Ayton And Other Times When Players Were BannedGSW vs PHX Dream11 PredictionPoint Guard- Stephen Curry, Jevon CarterShooting Guard- Devin Booker, Jacob EvansSmall Forward- Glen Robinson III, Omari SpellmanPower Forward- Dario SaricCentre- Aron BaynesAlso Read: NBA: Draymond Green Regrets Fight With Ex-GSW Teammate Kevin DurantNote – The HOU vs OKC Dream11 predictions are our own and do not guarantee positive results in your games. First Published: 30th October, 2019 17:15 IST Sreehari Menon Last Updated: 30th October, 2019 17:15 IST GSW Vs PHX Dream11 Predictions, Squad Details, Top Picks & More GSW vs PHX Dream11: Golden State Warriors take on Phoenix Suns on 31st October. Get all the match details for the upcoming NBA 2019/20 regular season game. COMMENT Quick trip to San Francisco 🛫 pic.twitter.com/ISDBsC1LVr— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) October 30, 2019 WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW US
Limerick will play Cork in next week’s semi finals while Kerry saw off a spirited Clare display to win 1-17 to 2-8 in Tralee, and its Waterford next for Jack O’Connor’s side. Declan Browne sides were leading in the dying seconds before the full time whistle when the Shannonsiders equalised ten points a piece.Tipp had two players red-carded in normal time and lost two more, including influential midfielder Jack Kennedy, to black cards in extra-time- which was a turning point in the game and Limerick came back from 3 points down to beat the Premier 0-16 to 0-14.Speaking to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson after the game Tipp Selector Andrew Lacey said the boys gave everything and died on their feet
Meanwhile Liam Cahill – the All Ireland minor winning manager from 2016 – is set to take over the Under 21 position following William Maher’s decision to step down. Michael Ryan looks set to stay on as Tipperary Senior Hurling manager.The county board is due to confirm that the Upperchurch native will extend his tenure for a third year.Writing in today’s Irish Times Tipp FM Straight Talk presenter Jackie Cahill says Ryan’s backroom team will remain the same with Declan Fanning as coach along with selectors Conor Stakelum and John Madden.
PAHO said Haiti has 50 investigation teams and 299 contact tracing teams in operation throughout the country, with call centers and data analysis teams active in each department. So far, 1,830 health care workers have been trained on infection prevention and control measures, including the appropriate use of PPE, and 642 medical staff have been trained in providing oxygen therapy. In addition, PAHO said it conducted meetings with community leaders, including voodoo priests, catholic priests, pastors and traditional birth attendants “to provide them with accurate information and communication messages about COVID-19, such as protective measures, treatment centers and mostly the continuity of essential services in health care institutions.” To ensure continuity of care in non-COVID hospitals and health centers, PAHO has provided support for the set-up of early detection measures (triage and an isolation space for patients awaiting transfer to a COVID center) to 143 institutions, and provided equipment, including thermometers, oximeters, oxygen concentrators and PPE. “This outreach in Haiti is crucial because it helps touch the hard-to-reach communities and those who believe in traditional medicine,” said PAHO, stating that training and equipment are part of its extensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Haiti, “which focuses on surveillance, laboratory improvements, case management, and risk communication to engage with communities and provide information about the disease.” According to PAHO, innovative initiatives developed during the country’s fight against cholera have been repurposed to tackle COVID-19. COVID-19 is not the first epidemic to have hit Haiti in recent years. To manage the safe care of those with COVID-19, PAHO has provided support with training on infection prevention and control to staff (medical staff and support staff) from both COVID and non-COVID health centers, and on oxygen therapy to medical staff. WASHINGTON – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says that it has trained more than 2,800 community health workers in Haiti, including 2,700 community health agents (ASCP) and 162 community health nurses and auxiliary nurses as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, PAHO said field nurses from the Labomoto programme, a testing initiative designed to ensure the sampling and transportation of suspected cholera cases to laboratories for testing, have been deployed to help carry out sampling of COVID-19 suspected cases in hard-to-reach areas and transport to the labs for PCR testing. According to a report from the PAHO office in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, community health workers trained were equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) and communication support, such as megaphones and batteries, 221 megaphones, gloves, facial masques and hand sanitizers were also distributed. As of August 11, PAHO said Haiti has reported 7,649 cases of COVID-19, with 183 deaths, and 4,982 people who have recovered. “Essential health services have not been forgotten in the response, including training of 107 health care providers of prenatal, infant and postnatal case on infection prevention and control measures during the pandemic,” the report said. PAHO said that capacity is under expansion to eight regional laboratories in Haiti. The health organisation has also supported training for the National Ambulance Center and for private ambulance companies on safe transport of suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases, which included provision of protective equipment. It said five of them can now test for the virus themselves through the Gen-Xpert platform, “thus decentralizing testing and ensuring quicker turnaround.” PAHO said it, in coordination with International Organization of Migration (IOM), has also supported the local authorities to set up the COVID-19 border surveillance, “assuring detection and testing of symptomatic suspected cases, and quarantine facilities for suspected cases at the ports of entry on the border with the Dominican Republic, training their staff and providing medical supplies and protective equipment.” The Washington-based PAHO said the training provided “much-needed” support to Haiti’s Ministry of Health and the French-speaking Caribbean country’s Multisectoral Pandemic Management Commission of COVID-19. In February, PAHO said Haiti’s National Laboratory received training and equipment from PAHO to set up diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, with kits to collect samples and reagents for 9,000 PCR tests. CMC