Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES South Korea’s Lee Seung-woo, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Son Heung-min after scoring during their men’s semifinal soccer match against Vietnam at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get one more shot at an exemption from military service after helping South Korea reach the final at the Asian Games.Son took leave from the Premier League to join the South Korea squad in Indonesia in pursuit of an Asian Games title. He figured a short break now could save him two seasons on the sidelines later.ADVERTISEMENT The South Korean government rewards Asian Games gold medals and Olympic medals of any kind with an exemption from the compulsory 21-month national service. Failing that, the 26-year-old Son would have to report for duty within the next couple of years.Lee Seung-woo scored twice and Hwang Ui-jo added to his tournament tally to give defending champion South Korea a 3-0 lead in Wednesday’s semifinals at Pakan Sari Stadium before Tran Minh Vuong pulled one back for Vietnam with a well-taken free kick in the 70th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Son was replaced two minutes later and South Korea hung on for a 3-1 win to advance to Saturday’s final against either Japan or the United Arab Emirates.Vietnam’s run included wins over Bahrain and Syria in the knockout stages and had some South Koreans nervous, particularly with Park Hang-seo — known as the “Korean Hiddink” in charge. Park, who was a member of Guus Hiddink’s coaching staff when South Korea reached the semifinals at the 2002 World Cup, had taken Vietnam to the final of the Asian under-23 championship in January and was acutely aware of the strengths and weaknesses in the South Korean setup.But with the South Koreans relying on their World Cup players, the semifinal as a contest was virtually over inside an hour.Japan and the UAE were playing later Wednesday.In co-host city Palembang, Japanese teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kensuke Sasaoke provided a next-generation entree to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gold medals in skateboarding.The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games medalist, won the women’s park final over Japan teammate Kaya Isa and Zhang Xin of China. Bunga Nyimas, who is 12, placed fourth for Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Football player walks off after being ridiculed by own fans Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nyimas upgraded to bronze in the later street final behind Margie Didal of Philippines and Isa.Skateboarding will debut on the sports program at the Olympics in Tokyo, with street and park disciplines on the schedule.Nyimas wasn’t even the youngest competitor in Palembang — 9-year-old teammate Aliqqa Novvery placed sixth in the eight-person field for the street competition.On the men’s side, the 19-year-old Sasaoka held off Indonesian teammates Jason Dennis Lijnzaat and Pevi Permana Putra for gold in the park final and World Cup skateboarding bronze medalist Keyaki Ike won the street final for Japan.There were nine finals in track and field on Wednesday, and China picked up the first two in the walks.Wang Kaihua won the men’s 20-kilometer walk in 1 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds. In a tight finish to the women’s 20K race, world champion Yang Jiayu held off 2012 Olympic silver medalist Qieyang Shijie to win in a games record 1:29:15.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
… authorities failed to notify Health MinisterPublic Health Minister, Dr George NortonOpposition Shadow Public Health Minister, Dr Frank AnthonyIn light of recent reports that patients with infectious diseases are being forced to stay in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, Opposition Shadow Public Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony has lambasted hospital officials, saying that poor management is a factor of these issues arising.Earlier this week, it was reported that patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB) were forced to stay in the A&E Unit of the medical facility due to overcrowding; some were even forced to stay on the floor. Photographs taken at the hospital were also circulated on the Internet and it has once again sparked outrage from the public.In an exclusive interview with Guyana Times, Dr Antony stated that the situation is deplorable and as such he is urging the relevant authorities to have it rectified. “It is very deplorable because the Georgetown Public Hospital is our national referral hospital. And what I understood is happening there is we have patients who came to the Accident and Emergency for attention, and my understanding is some of the doctors examine the patients and they felt that those patients were sick enough to warrant hospitalisation. However; they couldn’t find beds in the hospital itself and therefore patients were literally waiting for a bed to become available so that they could get into the hospital and that is a deplorable situation and we need to fix that,” he stated.Dr Anthony went on to explain that he was even more appalled when he learnt that patients with infectious diseases were staying among non-infectious patients, which put the later at risk for contracting these diseases. “My understanding is that some of these patients have tuberculosis and that is outrageous. If you’re putting infectious patients with non-infectious patients… you’re basically putting those patients and the staff that’s working there at risk. So we need to find another area where we can treat those patients. My understanding is that they would have rectified the situation but common sense would have told you that this ought to have been done for quite some time,” he stated.Meanwhile, Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton has responded saying that while the authorities have not reported the issue to him, he intends to have the situation rectified as soon as possible.According to the Minister, while he has not yet received a report of such a situation from the hospital authorities, he will not doubt the reports as it is not an uncommon issue. He related that while the hospital has the capacity to house more beds, it cannot do so as the hospital has to follow regulations in relation to the acceptable space between the beds. “There is no doubt that the number of beds available for patients at the GPHC has been greatly reduced after the reconstruction of the new in-patient facility. This was further reduced when the decision was made to increase the space between two beds to suit accepted standards,” he stated.Dr Norton stated that he will ensure that the situation is rectified in a timely manner as this is unacceptable. “All efforts are being made to correct same as soon as possible,” he declared.Earlier this year, there was a similar situation of overcrowding; however, in that instance, mothers were forced to take to chairs and the floor with their newborn babies due to overcrowding in the maternity ward. Early in April, a photograph capturing a mother with her newborn under a bed surfaced in the media, prompting an investigation, but the hospital could not account for when the photographed incident occurred. The overcrowded maternity ward is in dire need of significant improvement, both in the infrastructure and the treatment given. Earlier in the month, Minister Norton had announced that the issue of mothers sharing beds would end soon as the facility is currently being extended.