CMC – FOLLOWING a solid ICC World Cup performance, West Indies middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has jumped over 300 places and is now among the top 100 One Day International (ODI) batsmen in the world, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings.Pooran was the Windies’ top-scorer at the World Cup, scoring 367 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.42, with one century and two half-centuries.His performance has resulted in the 23-year-old leap-frogging from outside the top 400 to number 92.Despite a subpar World Cup outing, Shai Hope’s ranking did not move and he still remains the region’s highest-ranked batsman at 14.Shimron Hetmyer (26), Chris Gayle (49), Evin Lewis (76) and Marlon Samuels, who is ranked 83rd, are the other West Indians in the top 100.Windies’ skipper Jason Holder has still managed to maintain his sixth-rank among ODI all-rounders.Among the bowlers, Holder slipped to 38th but is still the highest ranked West Indian among ODI bowlers.There was no movement for Kemar Roach (50), Ashley Nurse (65), Carlos Brathwaite (91), Devendra Bishoo (93) and Oshane Thomas (94).The West Indies are still ranked ninth in the ODI rankings on 47 points, seven more than 10th place Afghanistan.
MASON CITY — MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center says they’re expanding their Virtual Visit capabilities due to the coronavirus crisis. MercyOne North Iowa senior vice president Dr. Teresa Mock says a virtual visit allows patients to meet with their doctor without leaving the comfort and security of their home. “Virtual visits are telemedicine. They can be used for routine appointments to evaluate and to renew medication prescriptions. There are many visits that we would have not done virtually in the past that we can do virtually now.” Mock says if you have an upcoming appointment you can call your MercyOne healthcare provider and find out if a virtual appointment would be appropriate. “If you have an appointment with one of the clinics, call the clinic and see if it can be done as a virtual appointment, if it’s appropriate for that. That keeps you out of the hospital, out of the clinics, and helps you to socially isolate at home.” Virtual visits are covered by insurance including Medicare and Medicaid during the COVID-19 crisis. To learn more about Virtual Visits, please go to www.mercyone.org/northiowa/for-patients/virtual-visits. To determine whether Virtual Visits are appropriate for your condition, please contact your provider’s office.