Pochettino pleased with England duo

first_img Such performances have put the Saints captain in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup plans, but the same cannot be said for Rodriguez. The 24-year-old failed to catch the eye on his debut against Chile, but that frustration has not been evident on his return to Southampton. “No, not at all,” Pochettino said when asked if there had been a negative reaction from Rodriguez ahead of this weekend’s clash with Arsenal. “They have all returned very motivated, very happy to have played their part in the national side. “They are both really excited to put the Southampton shirt back on and to be playing on Saturday. “The experience for them has been really positive, for their experience and for the performances in the future. “They have all returned with great motivation to train with us and looking ahead very excitedly for the game on Saturday. “I think any experience that they garner, that they acquire with the national side, is going to be beneficial for us, is going to be positive for us. “Any experience that they get on international duty will be a bonus for Southampton we are very pleased about that.” The pair were rewarded for a fine start to the season by joining team-mate Rickie Lambert for the national team’s friendlies with Chile and Germany. Neither were able to replicate Lambert’s dream start to life in an England shirt, but Lallana was impressive in otherwise disappointing defeats at Wembley. Press Associationcenter_img Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez enjoyed differing fortunes on their England debuts, but manager Mauricio Pochettino only sees the past fortnight as being positive for them as individuals and Southampton as a whole.last_img read more

Some States Receiving Rotted, Broken Medical Supplies from National Stockpile

first_imgSome states and cities across the country that have received shipments of masks, gloves, ventilators and other equipment from the nation’s medical stockpile to fight say the materials are unusable.For example, about 6,000 medical masks that were sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date.In addition, more than 150 ventilators shipped to Los Angeles were broken and had to be repaired.Meanwhile, in Oregon, some masks came with faulty elastic that could cause the straps to snap.“Several of the shipments we have received from the strategic national stockpile contained (personal protective equipment) well past expiration dates and, while we are being told much of the expired equipment is capable of being used for COVID-19 response, they would not be suitable for use in surgical settings,” Charles Boyle, a spokesman for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, said in an email.He added that some of the equipment had been purchased during the H1N1 outbreak more than a decade ago and that the masks were among products that had previously recalled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The cloth face coverings recommended to slow spread of #COVID19 are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those critical supplies must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.— CDC (@CDCgov) April 3, 2020 “It’s really alarming because those masks are desperately needed,” explains U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama. “When our national stockpile is not monitored enough to know that you’ve got expired masks and rotted masks out there and not replenished, that is a real problem.”Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado on Friday requested an investigation into the management of the supply and distribution of ventilators from the national stockpile. Among other issues, he cited reports that maintenance failures were contributing to the lack of working ventilators “at a time our country desperately needs them.”The CDC has acknowledged that some of the items in the U.S. stockpile have exceeded their manufacturer-designated shelf life but are continuing to be distributed due to the urgent demand.  Dr. Don Williamson, president of the Alabama Hospital Association and the former top public health official in that state, says he has received multiple emails from hospitals about stockpile shipments of N95 masks in which the rubber bands that hold the mask tight around the user’s face had dry rot.center_img A shortage of protective gear has challenged doctors, nurses and other medical workers. In particular, ventilators have been in short supply as more states experience COVID-19 outbreaks.last_img read more