Photo: CDCALBANY — Coronavirus case numbers swelled in New York on Monday, with a New York City airport agency official and an emergency medical services worker among those infected. School closings, college class cancellations and other fallout from the virus continued to grow. Some key developments around the state:New CasesNew York state’s coronavirus caseload rose Monday to 142 and now includes a key figure in managing busy New York City-area airports: Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.He tested positive but has no symptoms and is working from home quarantine, the port authority said in a statement Monday. The agency runs Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, among other facilities and transit services.Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that Cotton had been at the airports while travelers were returning from countries that have become hotspots for the virus. Most coronavirus cases in the state are linked to a cluster in suburban Westchester County, north of New York City. But patients are spread from Long Island to the Capital Region, with at least 19 in New York City. A city Fire Department EMS worker in Brooklyn is among them, the worker’s union president said. Other local health care workers also have gotten the virus: A staffer at a Brooklyn nursing home was diagnosed last week in New Jersey, where he lives part-time.For most people, the new virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness and can be fatal.The vast majority of people recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover.Some 6% of the New York patients are hospitalized, Cuomo said, adding that most of them have underlying medical problems. Some have needed intensive care.Meanwhile, the governor unveiled the state’s own line of hand sanitizer, to be provided to government agencies. Sanitizer has been running short in commercial markets; New York’s version is being made by prison inmates.School ClosuresConfirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus have led to a growing number of colleges and schools shutting their doors — and Cuomo said more closures will come.He announced Monday that any school where a student tests positive will be closed for at least 24 hours for assessment, and schools in the Westchester County hotspot of New Rochelle will likely remain closed for weeks.New York University said it would move to online-only classes starting Wednesday and continue them through at least March 27 after students return from a scheduled spring break next week.Columbia University cancelled classes for Monday and Tuesday, then also planned to go to online instruction. Fordham University said it also planned to begin teaching online Wednesday. Hofstra University cancelled classes for the rest of the week.Pharmacy Customers ContactedCVS Pharmacy officials said they were helping state and local health officials contact patients who received prescription medication March 2 and March 4 from a northern New York pharmacist who has tested positive for the virus.The Queensbury pharmacist was not displaying symptoms.A hospital in nearby Glens Falls on Sunday canceled a planned public forum on the virus, saying it would instead post a video presentation.Court OrderPeople showing up to federal court in Manhattan and some northern suburbs were greeted Monday with notices bearing a judge’s order: Don’t come in if you have had contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus, or certain other criteria for possible exposure.State courts aren’t considering similar measures for now, Cuomo said.NYC St. Pat’s Parade Still OnAlthough Ireland canceled all St. Patrick’s Day parades nationwide, New York City doesn’t plan — at this point — to call off the massive March 17 parade on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. But he said officials would watch the virus’ spread, with “all options on the table. … it’ll be a day-to-day thing.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
MGN ImageMAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Health Department reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.Chautauqua County statistics so far:27 confirmed cases;2 active cases – continue to recover under orders of the Local Health Official per NYS Public Health Law;22 recovered cases;3 deaths;36 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored. Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors; and577 negative test results to date.Related: Cattaraugus County Healthcare Worker Contracts COVID-19 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
By Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo October 06, 2017 After a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City on September 19th, the K-9 Unit of the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR, per its Spanish acronym) deployed its canine teams for search-and-rescue operations to find people who were trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. The deployment of the teams was within the framework of Plan MX, which, for the first time in the country, is being used for coordinating and uniting the capacities of all government emergency agencies. “When an earthquake hits, canine search and rescue teams are an important tool at a global level,” Commander Israel Monterde Cervantes, chief of SEMAR’s K-9 Unit, told Diálogo. “Their efficiency saves us time getting to people who are still alive.” The dogs stood out for their skill looking through the remains of different collapsed buildings. One of the dogs, an eight-year-old labrador called Frida, has located over 50 people nationally and internationally, including 12 who were alive. Frida, Ecko, and Evil fulfill their mission “These dogs are heroes,” Verónica Rivas, a freelance accountant who was in the south of Mexico City during the quake, told Diálogo. “They represent hope and light for many families during a natural disaster like this brutal earthquake.” In addition to working in Guatemala after the landslides that occurred there in 2015, and after the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador, Frida and her human guides were sent a few hours after the earthquake to look for anyone still alive under the wreckage of the Enrique Rébsamen School in the south of Mexico City, where 11 children were rescued. SEMAR reported that the bodies of 19 children and seven adults were also recovered. The famous veteran dog reported to work on time with her personal protection equipment: a mask to protect her eyes from dust and irritants, synthetic boots to keep her paws from getting injured, and a military harness to protect part of her back and torso when she has to go up and down in difficult areas with the help of her handler. Frida is known around the world now, with her image being featured in the international media. In certain countries outside Latin America, she is even known as “Marina” [Navy in Spanish] because of the label on her harness. “Frida always used her nose at the school, where it was hoped there would be indications of people who were possibly trapped,” Petty Officer Second Class Israel Arauz Salinas, a dog handler and trainer for SEMAR’s K-9 Unit, said to Diálogo. The officer has been Frida’s handler for the past three years. “Of the naval institution’s search-and-rescue teams, Frida is the dog with the most experience,” Cmdr. Monterde said. “Her intelligence and olfactory ability allows us to detect a person up to 10 meters below the rubble. She has something special in her way of being and in her temperament, and she has a sixth sense for the work she does.” Ecko and Evil, two one-and-a-half-year-old Belgian malinois joined rescue efforts at the school. Later, they were deployed to other wreckage sties in the city to help support search missions. They covered at least 38 buildings that went down in the Mexican capital. The teams worked in 30-minute shifts with one-hour rest breaks to recover their strength before going back into the collapsed structure to save lives. They carried out their work under difficult conditions: crowds of people, excessive noise, and rain. “They cannot work for hours continuously. They are not athletic, high-performance dogs. They need time to recover, so they are rotated out during the missions,” Cmdr. Monterde explained. “But they were an important piece because they alerted us to the presence of people in the wreckage,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Arauz added. These efforts were supported by at least 80 K-9 teams from federal and civilian bodies, which took part in the work to save lives. The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that 32 K-9 units from partner nations such as the United States, Canada, Spain, Israel, Japan, Colombia, and Chile gave Mexico their unconditional support. “The credit for the dogs’ performance goes to their handler, who has to understand the canine’s temperament and how they can work better,” Cmdr. Monterde said. “The guides know their companions very well. The two of them develop a unique connection, a natural connection.” The selected guides are given a high degree of training for working with dogs, their nutrition, maintenance, first aid, dog training, and collapsed structures. Lifesaving unit SEMAR’s K-9 Unit was created in the mid-1980s. It specialized in search-and-rescue teams after the major 8.1 magnitude earthquake in 1985, which left thousands dead, injured, and missing. “We have advanced quite a bit since the ’85 quake. We have had many advances in the area of protecting civilians,” Cmdr. Monterde stressed. “We are one of the best in this area in Latin America.” To confront the challenges imposed by nature and the enemy, SEMAR has over 270 canine teams nationally, spread throughout the canine sections. The majority of the teams are specialists in detecting narcotics, currency, protection, aquatic rescue, and identifying explosives. Six teams comprise SEMAR’s search-and-rescue team, four of which search for people and two locate human remains. “That might not seem like a lot, but it is a positive number,” Cmdr. Monterde said. Frida, Ecko, and Evil were trained when they were three months old. The 14-month-long training was held in three stages: first, socialization with people; second, finding an object (toy or ball); and finally, identifying and recognizing scents that are similar to those of a person trapped in a collapsed structure. At the completion of these stages, the dogs were evaluated through physical and performance tests before they could begin their work. Learning from partner nations Working with other international rescue teams in emergencies allowed Mexican Navy members to learn other techniques for searching for and finding people. They have also had the opportunity to learn and use sophisticated equipment for detecting people. “This set of experiences encourages us to do our work better,” Cmdr. Monterde said. “This joint effort was the result of the exchange of experiences and knowledge, both with the rescue teams and the canine teams. All of the exchanges we were able to do with the other countries is one of the lessons learned that we have to take into account,” he concluded.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While there are plenty of reasons people might choose a credit union over a bank, one big reason typically has been that credit union fees are often lower. This has especially been true of overdraft fees, but a new study finds that’s not the case anymore.According to financial services research firm Moebs $ervices, the median bank overdraft fee last year was $30, the same as it’s been since 2010. “From 2008 through the first part of 2015, credit unions maintained a statistical advantage with a lower [overdraft] price over banks,” Moebs said in its analysis. But by the end of the year, that had changed, with the median credit union overdraft fee rising to a very bank-like $29. It’s the first time since 2007 that credit unions haven’t had a statistical advantage over banks in their overdraft fees.From 2005 through 2011, credit union overdraft fees didn’t budge, with a median of $25 for that entire time, while the bank median shot up from $25 to $30 between 2007 and 2010, then stabilized. The report includes plenty of smaller banks and credit unions that charge less than the median, although Moebs finds that only about 2% of them—roughly 250 institutions—today charge less than $20 for an overdraft. continue reading »
Ohio State Senator Sean J. O’Brien has announced the release of over $4.8 million for a Lake Erie wetland restoration project in Ashtabula County. The project is expected to create additional recreational opportunities in the area and will support continued maintenance and operation of the Ashtabula Harbor.“I have always cared deeply about environmental issues, so I was glad to learn about the investment of these important funds,” said O’Brien. “I have worked for years with my colleagues in the Ohio legislature on initiatives to benefit our Great Lake and I am confident this money will help improve water quality throughout the region.”The funds were released by the Ohio Controlling Board, and the project will be located behind the “East Breakwater” within Ashtabula Harbor.According to O’Brien, the investment is intended to improve Lake Erie water quality by eliminating the open-lake disposal of dredge material into the lake in support of the newly announced H2Ohio water quality initiative.Through the creation of an in-water aquatic ecosystem and new habitats using dredged material, the project will result in needed wetland, fish and wildlife habitats and water quality benefits within the Ashtabula Harbor. The site encompasses an area of approximately 25 acres.“While we still have a long way to go until we reach our goal of a pristine Lake Erie, funding and projects such as this are all steps along the way toward the finish line,” added O’Brien. “I will continue my work with the Governor’s office and legislative leaders to ensure funding opportunities such as this one, which will be so beneficial for folks in my district far into the future.”The Ashtabula Wetland project will be led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and will directly address the intent of House Bill 529, passed in 2018, to promote the beneficial use of dredge material in Lake Erie.The $4.8 million released today will cover the non-federal share of project costs, with the federal government providing an additional $8.99 million.
Batesville, In. — Batesville police made two drug arrests at the same business last week according to chief Stan Holt.On Thursday around 2:30 p.m. police began an investigation based on a tip at the Keep it Kleen Car Wash on State Road 229. When police responded they found Kevin Michael Zigelmier, 24, of Cincinnati, in a car that smelled like marijuana. During a search, police found marijuana and paraphernalia.Zigelmier has been charged with dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.On Sunday around 8:30 p.m. police were called to conduct a welfare check on a male passed out in a vehicle at the Keep it Kleen Car Wash. Police found Zachary James Floyd, 39, of Brookville unconscious. During a search, police found methamphetamine, paraphernalia and evidence consistent with dealing in methamphetamine.Floyd has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
Theo Walcott is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite helping Arsenal head into 2014 in pole position to claim the Barclays Premier League title. “He works really hard for us up front all the time. He’s had a massive role to make us stay at the top of the league, so hopefully he can stay fit now and hopefully that’s not too much of a bad scar on his foot.” Arsenal’s win on Tyneside was all the more pleasing for Wenger and his players because it was earned with a gritty performance which saw them having to defend for their lives amid a late onslaught. The manager later paid tribute to a resilience his side has been accused of lacking in recent years, but one which has increasingly become a feature of their play having come from behind to win at West Ham 3-1 on Boxing Day. Walcott said: “We have had two tough away matches in this festive period, so I think a lot of people probably doubted us that we were going to get results. “But it just shows that we have got great characters in that dressing room and we are getting stronger and stronger every week. “Everyone trusts each other, which is so important in the dressing room now, so going into the new year, we are very excited now. “You could see from the 10 games last year when we had that run that it was coming and we had it in ourselves. “It was an absolute battle. Newcastle, it was always going to be tough here. We knew from the start it wasn’t going to be the prettiest game. “But when you want to win the title, you have got to come to places like here and try to get a result, and we managed to keep a clean sheet, which is important.” Press Association A hard-fought 1-0 victory at Newcastle on Sunday saw the Gunners leapfrog Manchester City into top spot once again with the campaign now at the halfway stage. Manager Arsene Wenger is cautiously optimistic, but knows there is too far to go to make any bold predictions, and England international Walcott is remaining equally level-headed. He told Arsenal Player: “Every game that goes and we get wins, it’s more belief that we are going to win the league. “But we won’t get ahead of ourselves. We know how crucial every game is and we have got to make sure we look after ourselves, really, and hopefully teams will start to slip up. “But as long as we keep on believing, which everyone is there, and which we have been doing from the start of the season… “Hopefully everyone can stay fit, which is important, to have a nice run towards the end of this season now.” There was little to choose between the sides at St James’ Park and a tight contest was eventually settled by Olivier Giroud’s 65th-minute header, a glancing effort from Walcott’s inviting free-kick. It was the Frenchman’s 11th goal of the season, but his first since November 23, and it came after he had picked up a foot injury in a rugged challenge by Magpies defender Mike Williamson. Walcott said: “When you play up front, you want to score goals. He hasn’t scored for a few games now, so that goal will give him a lot of confidence. “You need your main striker to be scoring up front throughout. I didn’t think he touched it, to be fair, when I free-kicked it in, but I am happy for him because he deserved it.
FOXCROFT — The George Stevens Academy girls’ outdoor track team placed third of 32 teams in the Class C state championship on Saturday at Foxcroft Academy.GSA finished with 43.75 points. Morgan Dauk earned the team its only state title by taking first in the javelin with a distance of 116 feet and 5 inches. The runner-up in that event, Mavis Taungatu’a of Bucksport, followed with a distance of 108 feet and 11 inches. Taungatu’a also won a state title in the shot put (36 feet and 6 inches) to lead Bucksport to a seventh-place finish (22 points).Orono won with 168.75 points; Sacopee Valley took second with 62; Lisbon, fourth with 38.75; Monmouth, fifth with 33; Telstar, sixth with 26; Central and Traip Academy, eighth with 21; and Caribou, 10th with 19.75.The following Hancock County athletes also placed in events.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text4×800-meter relay: GSA’s Zeya Lorio, Hanna Gutow, Mary Richardson and Eliza Broughton, second in 10:11.81.4×400-meter relay: GSA’s Mazie Smallidge, Zeya Lorio, Bella Cimeno and Morgan Dauk, second in 4:19.08.3,200-meter run double pole: Mary Richardson of GSA, third in 12:21.82.Discus throw: Mavis Taungatu’a of Bucksport, fourth with 93-00.300-meter hurdles: Eliza Broughton of GSA, fourth in 50.27; and Bella Cimeno of GSA, fifth in 50.71.Pole vault: Ava Sealander of GSA, sixth in 6-09.400-meter dash: Hanna Jordan of GSA, sixth in 1:03.14.100-meter hurdles: Mazie Smallidge of GSA, seventh in 17.91.High jump: Tess Williamson of GSA, seventh in 4-06.CLASS B RESULTSThe Mount Desert Island girls placed 12th of 27 teams with 22 points in the Class B state championship on Saturday at Mount Desert Island High School.York won with 68 points, Belfast took second with 60; and Greely finished third with 57.The following MDI athletes placed in events:100-meter dash: Ashley Anderson of MDI, second in 12.78.4×100-meter relay: MDI’s Ashley Anderson, Lily Turner, Adrianna Novella and Paige Mason, second in 51.30.200-meter dash: Ashley Anderson of MDI, third in 26.28.
– Seebarran dominates easy cupKristian Jeffrey ran untroubled in the shifter-kart class, while Raymond Seebarran picked up two champion driver awards during the second installment of the GT motorsports Grand Prix on Friday evening.Jeffey had no troubles in holding off his cousin Stefan Jeffrey,and Matthew Phang in Race oneRaymond Seebarran collects one of his many trophies on the night. (GT Motorsports Photo)and put on an enterprising show in the second race when he outsmarted former coach Darryl Timmers and Stefan in races two and three.His aggressive style meant that there was little competition on the night that was able to withstand the Jeffrey force and it forms the perfect tune-up before he departs for England later this month to compete in the Radical series.Meanwhile, Seebarran picked up two champion driver awards on the night, one each in the Easy Cup Light and the Easy Cup Heavy classes.In the Easy Cup Light class, he finished the first race in second behind Haniff Mohammed and ahead of Stephen Vieira before taking two chequered flags ahead of Ravi Singh on the final two occasions.In the Easy Cup Heavy category, Seebarran picked up the first race ahead of Shan Seejattan, but finished third in race two behind Seejattan and Marcel Proffit,respectively. He,however, recovered well to take the final chequered flag in the last race ahead of Seejattan.In the Easy Cup Rookie, Ralph Persaud showed his driving prowess to take the Champion Driver award.Race one was won by Raymond Baksh, with Dani Narine and Mark Morgan finishing second and third,but Persaud beat off Baksh and Mahendra Boodhoo in race two before returning to stake his claim in race three head of Narine and Baksh.In other races, Jeremy Ten Pow was able to defend his 60 CC Sunburst Kids cup title after close battles with Jeremy Ten Pow, Nathan Rahman and Paige Mendonca.He won the first race ahead of Mendonca and Rahaman and then took the second in front of Justin and Mendonca, with Nathan turning the tables on him and Justin in the final race.In the 125CC junior class, it was a Mikhail Persaud-show as he made a clean sweep of the category,forcing Elan Rahaman into second on all three occasions and John Phang third on two occasions, with Rayden Persaud taking third in the last race.On the senior end of things, two wins and a third place finish for Bridget Singh meant that she picked up the champion driver trophy. Singh brought third in race one behind Matthew Phang and race winner Denzel Hopkinson but joined Emma Vieira to turn the tables on the boys, winning the next two races ahead of Vieira and Hopkinson.
Published on May 18, 2013 at 6:09 pm Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Brian Megill sprinted over to Dominic Lamolinara and catapulted into his arms.The game was over. The unthinkable was no longer a possibility. The season was still alive.Barely.No. 1-seed Syracuse (15-3) bounced back from a two-goal deficit with three minutes remaining to stun Yale (12-5) 7-6 in Saturday’s NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. SU advances to its first final four since 2009.The Bulldogs held the Orange scoreless for a season-long 43:18 span and were three minutes away from their first national semifinal appearance since 1990 before the SU offense broke through. Syracuse scored three goals in the final 3:04 – including Dylan Donahue’s game-winner with 13 seconds left – to seize a game that nearly slipped through its fingers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“As we all know, any win this time of year is a great win,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said.For a while, though, it looked like the Orange wouldn’t get that win. Yale’s staunch defense held Syracuse scoreless from the 1:22 mark in the first quarter to the 3:04 mark in the fourth quarter.SU trailed 6-4 as its final four hopes grew dimmer.Chris Daddio and Ryan Barber anxiously paced the sideline, their posture sullen and their sticks draped against the ground.But the Orange had been there before. It was there against Princeton, Rutgers and Cornell. Down in the fourth quarter and in need of a comeback.Megill, JoJo Marasco and Co. almost became the first Syracuse senior class since 1979 to not make the final four. They almost went to the tailgate their family members set up after the game in somber spirits. They almost got an early start on their summer vacations, failing to crack the plateau they knew they could surmount.Instead, the Orange came back once again.“At the end we just bared down and took some very, very good shots and some smart shots and we pulled it out,” Marasco said.Kevin Rice scored with 3:04 remaining, chopping the two-goal deficit in half. Luke Cometti tied the score at 6 less than a minute later, catching a pass from Marasco and whizzing a shot past Yale goalie Eric Natale’s waist.Then came Donahue’s strike. Marasco toyed with the ball, watching the game clock dwindle. He found Donahue wide open just outside the crease, and Donahue delivered.“I trust (Donahue) every time,” Marasco said. “He just puts the ball the whole year in the back of the net, and look what he did now in a quarterfinal game. It’s just huge for us.”The scoring drought was a distant memory. So was SU’s trio of disappointing defeats: its 2010 first-round loss to Army, 2011 quarterfinal overtime heartbreaker against Maryland and 2012 first-round exit against Duke.The bitter disappointment that left Megill and Marasco in despair was yesterday’s news. This year Yale was the team draped with disappointment, not Syracuse.“It was a tough pill to swallow for us,” Yale head coach Andy Shay said, his head sinking downward.In the opening minutes, the game looked like it would be a laugher. Early goals by Marasco and Cometti gave Syracuse a 2-0 advantage. Then Derek Maltz scored off a pinpoint pass from Rice and again later in the opening frame when Donahue found him straight away. Syracuse was up 4-0. A final four berth seemed inevitable.But Yale bounced back, as it’s done all season. Brandon Mangan scored three goals, Conrad Oberbeck added two and Michael Lipin pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 6-4 with 13 minutes remaining in the game.“The more film we watched, the more we realized what a good lacrosse team they were,” Desko said. “They don’t have any weaknesses.”Yale’s defense – which ranked seventh nationally during the season – buckled down and left the nation’s ninth-best offensive team offensively inept and utterly confused.Early in the fourth quarter, Rice attempted to replicate his feed to Maltz in the first half. This time the pass was broken up before it reached Maltz’ stick.The minutes ticked down. The feet on the sideline shuffled. The fans squirmed.Then came the furious comeback.After Donahue’s eventual game-winner, Megill sprinted toward Lamolinara, who held up his right hand, urging Megill to wait 13 seconds to celebrate. Their work wasn’t finished yet. Almost.Thirteen seconds later, when Yale came up empty, Megill flung his body in Lamolinara’s direction. He finally hurdled the final four road block.Megill isn’t done yet, though. He won’t be satisfied without a national championship.“There can’t be any letdowns,” Megill said. “We have to keep going.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Nigeria Association of Shotokan Karate (NASK) is set to host the 3rd edition of Training with the Champions scheduled for August 29th, 2017 with Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan as workshop and seminar coordinator and Instructor.NASK is the most practised karate style in the world and also the most respected karate association in Nigeria.According to the associationâ€™s chief, Mr John Ogwo: “The 3rd edition is being put together to create opportunities for thousand of karate practitioners in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to participate in. â€œIt is also a way of saving members and other practitioners the cost of travelling abroad for the workshop and seminar.Mr Ogwo further said that NASKâ€™s desire is to see to the development of karate technically in Nigeria and neighbouring African countries was the reason for bringing the two world re-known karate instructors from England here for the programme.â€œSensei (Masters) Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan are in Nigeria to run the four-days international training programme in Lagos on the 29th of August, 2017.”Participants are expected from all the states of the federation as well as from some other Anglophone and Francophone African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Share Paul Witten – SISUpdating its greyhound racing streaming portfolio, industry racing content provider SIS has announced that additional fixtures from Ireland’s Tralee Greyhound Stadium will be added to its client program,In partnership withe Irish Greyhound Board, Tralee fixtures will be available to UK and Irish betting shops, and online operators as part of SIS’s exclusive streaming portfolio.Commencing on March 4th 2017, the meeting will consist of eight races with the first starting at 9.11am. Later races will dovetail the SIS existing retail shop greyhound coverage from Crayford and Romford.SIS already own exclusive rights to broadcast three fixtures in Ireland, with current offerings from Youghal on Monday evenings, Mullingar on Sunday afternoons and a second fixture at Tralee on Tuesday evenings.Paul Witten, Commercial Director at SIS said: “We have added a second fixture from Tralee to our retail and online programs, following customer demand for greater coverage at suitable times and we see the Saturday morning slot as one of those times.“SIS endeavour to offer premium content and streaming provision across all bookmaker channels and the new deal will complement this, thanks to the help of the IGB.Joe Lewins at IGB commented on SIS provisions “This gives us a further opportunity to showcase our racing product to the SIS audience and to build on the success of the three meetings currently being broadcast throughout Ireland and the UK.”The extra meeting will add to SIS’ exclusive coverage across the UK and Ireland including horse racing and greyhounds, all facilitated by their market leading low latency streaming platform, SIS Stream.SIS’ greyhound offering currently includes 30,000 races a year, making it the most comprehensive in the market. Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 SIS grows Latin American footprint through Betcris deal August 12, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon
Cristiano Ronaldo could recover from injury in time to take part in Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening after all, El Mundo Deportivo reports.Madrid coach Jose Mourinho told the press last Friday that the Portugal international wouldn’t return to match action before the league game against Athletic Bilbao next weekend, due to a hamstring problem. However, the forward has reportedly claimed that he’s ready to feature against Spurs, against the advice of los Blancos’ club doctors.Mourinho asked the winger on Sunday whether he would be available for the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, and the former Manchester United star responded by saying that he’s ready to take an injection in order to play versus the London club.Madrid’s medical staff are against Mourinho’s plans to field Ronaldo on Tuesday evening and they have stated that the attacker’s injury could worsen if he takes part in the match, and that he could well miss the rest of the season as a result.Nevertheless, Mourinho could decide to give Ronaldo the nod on Tuesday as he looks to establish a first-leg lead to take to England.Source: Goal.com
JOHNSTON — Sending $1,200 checks to most every American is part of the stimulus package Congress has devised and Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says those checks will help the overall economy.“It’s a good idea in the sense of stimulating demand and that’s what we’re talking about here,” Goss says. “…Ultimately, it we will get a spring back in the economy and that would be part of it.”Goss does have concerns about the ballooning federal deficit, but he is predicting the U.S. economy will bounce back once the coronavirus-caused closures are lifted. Iowa State University economist Peter Orazem says given economic conditions, policymakers should have been reducing the deficit over the past few years.“But once you get to this particular state where a bunch of firms and a lot of people do not have savings to withstand that problem, I think doing some sort of government transfer payment program to try to help out the population is a very good idea,” Orazem says.According to Orazem, about 22% of the jobs in Iowa are in the service sector — in restaurants, bars, and other hospitality industry businesses.“A lot of firms that are mom-and-pop establishments,” Orazem says. “It’s hard for them to get by with one or two months of no revenue.”Orazem says some other sectors of the economy can easily shift to a work-from-home format and keep people employed. Goss, from Creighton, regularly surveys rural bank managers in the Midwest. He compared the most recent results with surveys taken during the Great Recession in 2008 and 2009.“This is a far bigger hit, but I expect the duration to be shorter,” Goss says. “But I expect the duration to be shorter. We are, in my judgment, likely to see a rebound — perhaps rebound is too strong a word, but see things improve in the third quarter of this year.”Goss says the current economic disruption will have some positive, long-term consequences.“For example, universities are going to begin offering more and more online,” Goss says. “We’ll become cost-effective, which we need to do”And Goss says a shift to online instruction is likely to help rural K-through-12 school districts that are financially-strapped and sparsely-populated.The two economists made their comments on the “Iowa Press” program on Iowa PBS.
The health director for Palm Beach County said the large gatherings in the city have been the cause for a spike in coronavirus cases.Dr. Alina Alonso, the health director for Palm Beach County, said there have been some large gatherings in western communities and other parts of Palm Beach County that are contributing to the spread of the virus.“In the areas of the Lake Worth corridor where there is a significant amount of parties resulting from birthdays, weddings, get-together barbecues, whatever you have that brings folks together,” Alonso said. “We see that after these events, we have spikes in the number of cases.”However, Alonso also said that the county’s daily lab positivity rate is going down in Palm Beach County, and she added that’s a sign we’re going in the right direction because it indicates how much virus is in the community.Alonso said masks and social distancing are working to slow the spread of the virus.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 34,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including 861 deaths.