Adults should lead on showing respect

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Recently I saw on the news that First Lady Melania Trump is supporting a campaign against the bullying that exists today with our nation’s youth.Our young people learn from what the adults of our country deem as acceptable conduct on social and national media. Mrs. Trump should start at the dinner table with our commander-in-chief. This is a person who describes people, such as James Comey, as the “untruthable slimeball.” He’s also referred to Ted Cruz as “Lying Ted,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as“Rocketman,” Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary,” and too  many others to name. That type of conduct is definitely not what we should be teaching our youth.Treating people with dignity and respect starts with adults teaching those values and conduct to the youth of today.Ken JonesBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites Opening in Areas with Limited Access

first_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf announced today that beginning Wednesday, June 10, five more COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites will open in Walmart parking lots across the state.“These additional testing sites help us further ramp up the state’s testing capabilities and make sure those who may have had access barriers to a COVID test can now get one easily and at no cost,” Gov. Wolf said. “We will continue to add testing sites so every Pennsylvanian who needs a test can get one.”Quest Diagnostics and Walmart are working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to provide testing for residents living in areas with limited access. On Friday, June 5, five testing sites opened at Walmart locations in Clarion, Erie, Montoursville, Clearfield and Hermitage to test Pennsylvanians for COVID-19.“We appreciate the tremendous work the health systems, pharmacies, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), medical clinics and other entities are doing to provide COVID-19 testing across Pennsylvania,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “When we established our testing strategy, we wanted testing to be accessible, available and adaptable, and we are working to meet that challenge. Anyone who believes they have symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested today in Pennsylvania.”Beginning tomorrow these sites will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM to test up to 50 registered patients daily. Registration is required one day in advance. There is no COVID-19 testing inside Walmart stores or Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers.The testing sites that will open on June 10 include:Walmart Supercenter parking lot, 167 Hogan Blvd, Mill Hall, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 21920 Route #119, Punxsutawney, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 50 Foster Brook Blvd, Bradford, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 10 Kimberly Ln, Cranberry, PAWalmart Supercenter parking lot, 2901 Market St, Warren, PAAdditional testing sites will be announced in upcoming days and will be listed on the department’s website.“After testing, you are required to return home and self-isolate,” Dr. Levine said. “If symptoms develop or worsen while you are waiting for your test results, talk to your doctor. If you experience a medical emergency, please seek immediate care.”The Department of Health is partnering with Quest Diagnostics to process the tests. At this time, the tests are being provided at no cost to Pennsylvanians. Patients can create an account by visiting will be notified of a testing location within a 50-mile radius of them with available appointment times. Patients schedule an appointment time, print a voucher and bring the voucher to the location with them to their appointment. Patients will receive an email with their test results within 24-48 hours, and physicians will call any patient who has a positive test result.Widespread testing is now available throughout the state. Rite Aid, CVS, Patient First, Walmart along with hospitals, health systems, federally qualified health centers, and health clinics all offer testing. Universal testing at long-term care facilities is also under way.Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:FeverCoughShortness of breath or difficulty breathingDiarrheaChillsRepeating shaking with chillsMuscle painHeadacheSore throatNew loss of taste or smellSymptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.As of 12:00 a.m., June 9, that there are 493 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 76,436 in 67 counties with 6,014 total deaths. Most of the patients hospitalized are 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 and older. More data is available here.For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently.Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.Updated Coronavirus Links: Press Releases, State Lab Photos, Graphics:Daily COVID-19 ReportPress releases regarding coronavirusLatest information on the coronavirusPhotos of the state’s lab in Exton (for download and use)Coronavirus and preparedness graphics (located at the bottom of the page)Community preparedness and procedures materialsMap with the number of COVID-19 casesAll Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at esta página en español. June 09, 2020 Gov. Wolf: Additional COVID-19 Testing Sites Opening in Areas with Limited Accesscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ancelotti eager to reverse Everton’s derby-day fortunes

So, what’s his secret to dealing with the best club team in the world? “To score more goals,” he replied, laughing. “Everyone knows how important this competition is,” Ancelotti added about the oldest club competition in soccer. “But the last time I played this competition, I won it.” That was with Chelsea in 2010 before he was fired a year later by the London club, in the bowels of Everton’s Goodison Park just an hour after the final game of the 2010-11 season. Ancelotti, a three-time Champions League winner as a coach, already seems to have had an effect since taking over as arguably Everton’s most high-profile manager ever, with the team in danger of relegation from the Premier League. He won his first two matches, against Burnley and Newcastle, before giving Manchester City a tough game in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday. Ancelotti has made only subtle changes to tighten up the Everton team, like for example pushing right back Djibril Sidibé into a slightly more attacking role. Ancelotti’s initial priority is to make Everton harder to beat but the team had 43 shots in his first two games at the helm, more than any other in the Premier League in that spell. “The players need to adapt. I ask from them a lot of things — maybe for some players some new things,” he said. “But I have to be patient … I don’t want to change a lot because I don’t want to create confusion in their heads.” Helping Everton’s cause will be Klopp saying he will make changes to his team after a busy festive period in the league, which finished for Liverpool on Thursday with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United. Everton will have had a day longer to prepare for the game. Loading… Read Also: Everton suffer injury blow during Man City warm-up Liverpool’s recent record in the competition is poor, too. Since losing to Chelsea in the 2012 final, the Reds have only got past the last 16 once — in 2015 — and went out in the third round at Wolverhampton Wanderers last season after fielding a weakened team. Wolves have also got a tough game this season in the third round, when Premier League teams join the competition. They play Manchester United at home in the other all-Premier League match. Manchester City begins the defense of its title at home against fourth-tier club Port Vale. There will be a one-minute delay to games this weekend to raise awareness of a mental-health campaign, called “Heads Up,” that is being fronted by Prince William, the president of the Football Association. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was setting the scene for the latest Merseyside derby against Liverpool when he trotted out a cliché seemingly used for any match between local rivals. “In a derby,” Ancelotti said with a smile, “you never know what’s going to happen.” Except, that is, on Merseyside. Everton has not beaten Liverpool in any competition since 2010. It last won at Anfield — where Sunday’s FA Cup match will be held — in 1999. Liverpool is the European club champion and, with a 13-point lead in the Premier League, is almost certain to be English champion in a few months for the first time in 30 years. The team coached by Jurgen Klopp hasn’t lost at home in any competition in nearly 16 months. Everton was thrashed 5-2 by a largely second-string Liverpool at Anfield on Dec. 4, a result that led to the firing of Marco Silva two days later and the arrival of Ancelotti at Goodison Park within a few weeks. It’s fair to say it is a very one-sided rivalry. “Everything has to be perfect; work hard, sacrifice, intensity,” Ancelotti said Friday. “To beat them, the game has to be complete.” Ancelotti, of course, knows all about that. Before joining Everton, the Italian coach was in charge of a Napoli team that remains the only side to beat Liverpool this season – 2-0 in the Champions League in September. Ancelotti’s Napoli also earned a draw at Anfield in the return match in November, which is the only time Liverpool hasn’t won at home this season, and beat Liverpool in last season’s Champions League, too. Indeed, Ancelotti has won seven of his 12 games against Liverpool in his managerial career, a record he was happy to bring up at his presentation as Everton manager last month. read more

Table tennis boss eager to see ping pong actions back after lockdown

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made President of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Engr. Tikon Ishaku is optimistic that ping pong actions may soon return after the lifting of the covid-19 lockdown. Ishaku said that the NTTF has been interfacing with the world body and have equally been monitoring activities of the COVID all over the world with its attendant effects on the postponement of virtually all competition. He is however hopeful and assured that they will continue to also take a cue from whatever is been done by the world body.Advertisement Loading… center_img read also:Video: Recuperating Abia Governor, Ikpeazu, engages Dr. Achilihu in a table tennis exercise “As it is in the world forum of table tennis, we have been interfacing with the world body they have been monitoring event and monitoring activities of the Coronavirus all over the world. A lot of programs have been shifted severally all and waiting to see when this thing will be over. But projection we are looking at this year to see that the world will be opened completely for everything but then we will take the cue from the world program,” he told FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

George Edward Wills

first_imgGeorge Edward Wills, 58, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday February 19, 2019.He was born August 8, 1960 in Middletown, OH, son of the late Robert Wills and Sally (McGill) Wills.George was owner and operator of Wills Drywall and Painting for over 25 years.George enjoyed bird, deer and rabbit hunting, as well as boat and motorcycle riding. He liked to work on the farm in his early years. George’s greatest accomplishment was his children, he especially loved watching them play sports. His favorite time was the time spent with his family and friends.George is survived by his children, Emily (Carl) Wyatt of Moores Hill, IN, Andrew (Holly) Wills of Aurora, IN, Meghan (Devon Steiner-Fiancé) Wills of Aurora, IN; siblings, James (Mary Ann) Wills of Middletown, OH, Steve (Tina) Wills of Pensacola, FL, Sheila (Tom) Aylor of Versailles, IN; grandchildren, Lorena Osorio, Lula Wyatt .He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Ginger Wills.Friends will be received Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm with Carl Wyatt II officiating.Interment will follow in the St. Paul’s Cemetery, Sunman, Indiana.Contributions may be made to defray expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

U.S. 4x100m Women’s team qualify after second chance

first_img(USA TODAY) – Minus the stakes at play, it could’ve been practice: Four American women running on an otherwise empty track, honing their relay skills in advance of the actual competition.But there was far more up for grabs. Competing against themselves, their shadows and the clock, the U.S. women’s 4×100 relay team were in fact racing to defend their gold medal from the 2012 London Games, albeit under circumstances never before seen on the Olympics stage.As the anchor for the race, Morolake Akinosun, crossed the finish line with a team time of 41.77 seconds, tops among all qualifiers and significantly better than the time they needed to hit to advance, 42.70, and the U.S. team accomplished a first in the history of track and field: It took an entire day to complete a semi-final relay and yet still advanced to the final.“Honestly, I feel like it was just a glorified practice,” English Gardner said. “We just had fun out there. We were laughing and joking going in, staying light, and that was the whole point.”For Akinosun, Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Allyson Felix, the day started eight hours before under a brilliant Rio sky. It was a day of angst, missteps, fear and apprehension.In the morning, the team entered the second heat of the semi-finals as an overwhelming favourite to make today’s final and a serious contender for gold,.And the script stayed true to form until the second exchange – or, to be more precise, until the seconds before the second exchange, when a bump from a Brazilian runner in the adjacent lane propelled Felix into a tap-dance routine that sent the baton flying, for a moment taking with it the team’s hopes of defending their gold.Knocked off balance, Felix caught her toe on the polyurethane turf and, in yet another surreal moment, attempted to throw the baton to Gardner, waiting with her right arm stretched behind her back. Needless to say, relay batons are meant for handoffs, not forward passes.The baton fell; Gardner yelled. It was an utter disaster, the sort of worst-case-scenario nightmare that makes every relay event track’s equivalent of an egg toss – and then the USA were saved.First it was Felix, who had the peace of mind to tell Gardner to keep running, aware that any attempts at an appeal would demand that a strong effort be made to complete the race.Then it was the protest itself, filed by USA Track and Field and accepted by the Rio Games’ Jury of Appeals, which agreed with the assertion that Felix’s progress was impeded prior to the exchange.China, who held the eighth spot in the final before being bounced out by the USA, filed their own protest in response, which was denied.last_img read more

Gaskin clocks possible new short course record

first_imgAFTER setting a new national long course record at the Rio Olympics last August in the men’s 100m butterfly, Guyanese swimmer Hannibal Gaskin has done it yet again.Hannibal Gaskin Hannibal GaskinHe set an unofficial new national record in the short course length of the race last Wednesday, while competing at the ongoing FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Ontario, Canada.Meanwhile Guyanese Jamila Sanmoogan may have also clocked what could possibly be another national short-course record, when she competed in the women’s 50m butterfly yesterday at the Championships.In his event, Gaskin once again dipped below the one minute mark in the race and clocked 57.62 seconds, at the short course event, way surpassing the reportedly 1:03.50m national short course record held by Joseph Seguina since 2012.The Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) multiple gold medallist superseded the 58.57 seconds that he clocked in this race at the Summer Olympics a few months ago, giving him something to celebrate, despite finishing eighth in his heats, and 71 overall out of 87 swimmers.The time also suggests an improvement for the Goodwill Swim Meet gold medallist from the 1:01.47s he achieved at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, just over a year ago. However, the World Championships was also a long course meet.Gaskin and Sanmoogan are competing in Canada as part of a three-man team from Guyana which also includes another of the country’s season-best Andrew Fowler. Like Gaskin, both swimmers have also seen some development in terms of their timings for their events.A fellow Olympian, Sanmoogan was in her second event of the Championships when she was out in the women’s 50m butterfly. Swimming out of heat 2, Sanmoogan finished 64th of 73 swimmers and fifth in her heat. However, that tells nothing of the improved 30.35 seconds she made.The time is way lower than the alleged 35.29 seconds short-course record set by Britany van Lange in 2010 in Dubai.Sanmoogan shaved a second off the 31.38 seconds that she achieved last year August at the long course Kazan meet. Meanwhile, though she’s been focused on the shorter 50m freestyle for some time now, on Wednesday she shook things up a bit and took on the women’s 100m freestyle.She clocked a slower 29.39 seconds in her first 50m of the race, but finished the full race in 1:02.63s, ending 111th out of 127 swimmers.Fowler also swam yesterday. He was out in the men’s 50m freestyle putting together a personal-best 24.72 seconds swim. The time was just outside the 24.17 seconds record in the event that Onan Thom has held since 2006.He has also been showing continued improvement on the 26.03 seconds in which he had completed the event at Kazan. It also topped the 25.65 seconds he swam at a Barbados Invitational earlier this year.last_img read more

Relegation Bound Teams May Escape if EPL Season Ends Abruptly

first_imgThere is unlikely to be any relegation from the English Premier League if the season ends with no more play possible because of the coronavirus outbreak, Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom has told British media.Premier League clubs met on Friday to discuss possible models for finishing the season but all options remained hypothetical after the U.K. government extended lockdown restrictions for another three weeks.Brighton were two points clear of the relegation zone with nine matches remaining when the league was brought to a halt on 13 March. If the season ended with no more play possible, Liverpool would claim the title and Norwich City, Aston Villa and Bournemouth would be for the drop.Relegation means a financial hit somewhere in the region of $100 million and Bloom thought it unlikely that the required 70 percent of clubs would vote to send the three teams down.“It would be very difficult to relegate somebody, particularly from the Premier League, if the season hasn’t played out,” Bloom said.“You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification, but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the percent needed for teams to get relegated.”With some teams having more matches remaining than others, another proposal is that a club’s final position be decided by the average number of points they have won per game.Bloom thought that option even less likely to succeed.“I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,” he said.“I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system, and also it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more