‘Play ball with us’ Tioga County officials urge public to help them squash uptick in COVID-19 cases

first_imgOWEGO (WBNG) — Officials in Tioga County say they have seen an uptick in confirmed cases over the past several days and they’re urging the public to work with the health department to stop the spread. “At this point, we’re not really sure where we’re going to go from here if we’re going to see another big spike in cases but we did want to inform our community that this is occurring and we really are relying on them to do their part to help slow the spread so we don’t have another week like this,” she said. “We’ve had positive cases who may not be 100% honest about a place they’ve been or a person they’ve been with, that can lead to really bad effects,” she said. Both Holochak and Sauerbrey remind everyone to continue to practice social distancing and wearing masks. Holochak reminds the public that the virus is unpredictable, and they should continue to be vigilant. Tioga County Legislative Chair Martha Saurbrey spoke directly to the community Monday, urging the public to cooperate with the health department. They say many of the cases are a result of community spread, stemming from community gatherings, schools, and people heading out to bars and restaurants. Kylie Holochak, Public Information Officer for Tioga County Public Health says has made for a busy and frustrating week for the county’s contact tracing team. Officials say while everyone is still allowed to have gatherings and head out to bars and restaurants, they are urging you to take caution, and weigh the risks before doing so. They say the key to stopping the spread is being able to track down all close contacts of a person who has contracted the disease, and they say it’s critical that the public give them accurate information. Numbers from Tuesday, September 29th show 35 active cases, that’s up from 21 cases Monday and 13 cases on Sunday. “We’re asking the community to play ball with us,” she said. “We’re asking the community to wear their mask, to social distance, and if a contact tracer calls you at your home we ask that you be forthcoming because these are people who are doing their jobs and trying to keep the community healthy,” she said. last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Shortened schedule for tomorrow’s pep rally

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, March 2, 2016:Tuesday – WednesdayNo school event listed.Thursday•Sub-state basketball at Wellington, Girls play at 7:30 p.m.Friday•Sub-state basketball at Wellington, Girls play at 7:30 p.m.Saturday•Substate Basketball Championship games: 6 and 7:30 p.m.Today’s lunch —  Baked Ham, Potatoes with Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Pineapple and Milk.Tuesday’s lunch — Hot Dog with Bun, Baked Beans, Baby Carrots, Mandarin Oranges, Tostitos and Milk.Today’s News: *There will be a shortened schedule tomorrow due to pep assembly. Seniors- Please plan accordingly.*There will be a meeting for the Clay Target Club Monday March 7th at 7pm in the auditorium. Parents need to attend this meeting.  We will be selecting the team that night.  Remember that we can only have 20 members on the team. If you want to be on the team you and a parent need to be present Monday night.*WHS students: If you are planning on attending the sub-state games to be held at the high school on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the cost will be $5.00 each night you attend. WHS girls will play against Mulvane on Thursday at 7:30 and WHS boys will play against Winfield Friday at 7:30. The championship games will be Saturday with girls playing at 6:00 and boys at 7:30 with the teams to be determined. Adult admission is $6 and NO passes will be accepted. Admission for Students K-12 is $5.*Seniors: Jostens will be here on March 23rd during the three lunches to deliver your orders.*Golf Practice will be in Coach Ginter’s Room today at 3:20.*Project Prom is alternating venues between the High School and an off-site venue.  This year project prom is at All-Star Sports. There will still be the same great prizes but with new activities. Please visit their website at www.wgtnprojectprom.wix.com/projectprom  for more information.*There will be a short meeting immediately after school today for anyone interested in trying out for the cheer squad. Please meet in the commons.*Crusader Creators will meet today after school. Don’t forget your shirt for tie-dye!*Senior Girls: Just a reminder that the Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship application is due into the counselors office by Thursday March 10th.*Almost Maine Cast needs to report to Mrs. Kelly’s room during 2nd hour on Thursday for Pictures/headshots.*WHS will be doing a school unity lip dub video. If you wish to lip sync in a club, sport or activity that you are a member of-please sign up in the office. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Defore in room 208.Guidance news:Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

SIX QUESTIONS: Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida

first_imgHe coached in Nelson Minor Hockey.He was part of the revitalization of the Leafs when Simon Wheeldon took over the Green and White in the mid 2000’s, even won a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in 2009. Now, after finally getting to fully recruit during the spring, Frank Maida gets to see the fruits of his labour when the Leafs open the 2012-13 KIJHL campgaign Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Castlegar Rebels.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr had a chance to talk with Maida about the upcoming season and the Leafs franchise in the latest segement of Six Questions. The Nelson Daily: For five years you coached in the shadow of Simon Wheeldon. Last season you joined the Leafs six weeks before the start of the season after then head coach Chris Shaw took another job and had to pick up the pieces left over from the departed coach. This season it’s all yours so what do you hope to accomplish?Frank Maida: Having a really good year. The season is about developing players and coming together as a team ready for the second part of the season, the playoffs. Our goal is to finish top two in our division and once we hit playoffs ready to go deep.TND: Junior hockey players leave home at a young age to pursue their dreams. How do you convince parents and players Nelson is a better fit than other junior franchises in the province?FM: Our program is real close to a Junior A program.  We have structure on and off the ice our players must adhere to. Our program is about developing young men on and off the ice.  TND: The KIJHL has turned out a few gems in the name of Shea Webber, Brad Larsen, Cody Fransen and Geoff Kinrade, to name a few. However, for most of the players Junior B is the best hockey they will play. What do you hope the players take from their time with the Leafs?FM: We hope the players get a great experience playing and living in Nelson. But our main goal is to develop the player’s skills to the move them to the next level, if not during the year, then the next season.TND: There’s not much glamour coaching Junior B. There’s long hours logged on buses and spending a lot of time in cold arenas during the winter. What entices you to be head coach of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club?FM: I really enjoy the players. Our goal is to win but not at all costs and I get great pleasure moving players to the next level.TND: Nelson players have been seen laying wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremonies, selling KidSport raffle tickets during Road Kings Queen City Shine and playing floor hockey at elementary schools. Why is it important to have representation at these events?FM: Our fans and businesses in the City of Nelson really support the Nelson Leafs and we want to give back to the people of Nelson, the kids in the schools and have the players be part of Nelson.TND: Leaf fans got a little spoiled during the five-year run with you and Simon Wheeldon as skippers of the Good Ship Leaf. However, the past two years the team has been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. Can fans expect a different result come February? If so, why?FM: The first year Simon and I took over the Leafs we also were knocked out in the first round of the playoff.  Building a team is not easy but having  returning players that know our systems allows them to be able to help the new players learn and be leaders both on and off the ice.last_img read more

Harmon, Ajere lead Bulldogs

first_img• Photo Gallery: Pasadena High vs. Murrieta Valley PASADENA – What a dynamic and dominating combination this has become. When forward Nigel Ajere left Arcadia High to join guard Trevon Harmon at Pasadena this season, Bulldogs coach Tim Tucker raved over the possibilities. “Give it time,” Tucker said months ago. “Those are our two stars, and you want the ball in the hands of your best players,” Tucker said. “We saw that Nigel could exploit them inside all day, and that opened it up for Trey. “But I loved the way both guys attacked and made a statement that they’re on a mission and we’re on a mission to win a championship, and we’ve got one more to go.” The top-ranked Bulldogs are hoping for their first boys basketball title since 1995 and their first championship under Tucker, who led the Bulldogs to championship games in 2002 and 2005 but came up empty. “We’ve been knocking on the door and these kids are hungry and I’m hungry,” Tucker said. “We’re going to enjoy this tonight and prepare for a good show on Saturday.” The Nighthawks (21-11) came with a lot of energy but had no answer for Harmon, who scored 19 of his 33 points in the first half to help the Bulldogs build a 44-22 lead at the break. “We knew they were a fundamental type of basketball team that has been on a great run in the playoffs,” Harmon said. “We just had to let them know they weren’t going any further. “We’ve been working too hard in practice and too hard all year to let it stop now.” For Harmon, it’s his second shot at a championship. He was a sophomore on the 2005 squad that lost to Dominguez in the final. “We want to get this done like we did in ’95,” Harmon said. “We slipped up a couple years ago, but we’re not slipping up this time.” The Nighthawks started to cut into the Bulldogs’ lead early in the fourth quarter behind sophomore Bryce Lenhart, who finished with a team-high 20 points. Lenhart made a pair of free throws to trim the Bulldogs’ lead to 58-46 with 5:52 remaining, and it was 63-50 with four minutes left. But each time, the Bulldogs answered and led 74-50 with 1:49 left when both teams emptied their benches. “I don’t know if they knew how good we were,” Tucker said. “Early in the game we built a big lead, and it kind of knocked their confidence a little bit. “They got going in the second half, but the lead was kind of stretched out already. And the one thing about our team is we’re not going to panic. We’re going to rise to the challenge.” Bulldogs forward Armon Binns finished with nine points and four rebounds, and Torey Phillips and Marcus Harvey scored five points apiece. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It was a work in progress at first, but the way the seniors complemented one another during a decisive 78-56 victory over visiting Murrieta Valley in Tuesday’s CIF-SS Division II-AA semifinals at Muir, it was like they have been doing this since childhood. Harmon scored inside and outside to finish with a game-high 33 points and eight rebounds while Ajere dominated on the glass in finishing with 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks to lead PHS (29-2) into Saturday’s championship against unseeded St. Bernard (21-10) at the Honda Center in Anaheim. St. Bernard advanced with a 57-52 win over No. 7 Arroyo Valley. “I love it here,” the 6-foot-5 Ajere said. “We’re one big happy family.” For Tucker, it has been a pleasure watching the two grow. last_img read more

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Iron Ore and Coal Push Essar Ports Volumes Up

first_imgzoom India’s port and terminal operator Essar Ports Limited (EPL) saw an 11% surge in overall cargo volumes in Q3 FY18.EPL handled 9.16 million tons (MT) across its Hazira, Vishakapatnam, Salaya and Paradip port terminals for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, up from 8.26 MT recorded in the corresponding period a year ago.As explained, higher iron ore and coal transportation was the main contributor to cargo growth.For the nine months ended December 31, 2017, the company registered a 16% growth overall cargo at 26.5 MT versus the same period of FY2017.“We expect to continually improve our operational performance with faster turnaround times at our terminals through our sustained investment in … technology,” Rajiv Agarwal, CEO of EPL, said.The company recently commissioned a 20 MT bulk terminal in Salaya and will soon complete expansion of Vizag Terminal, taking its annual handling capacity to 24 MT.The Salaya terminal has been designed to berth Capesize vessels with a vessel turnaround time of fewer than two days.The Essar Vizag Terminal Limited (EVTL) recently commissioned an 8,000 tons per hour (TPH) ship loader, which has increased its cargo handling rate from 70,000 to 120,000 tons per day (TPD). Following the commissioning of the expansion project, the facility will also be able to berth vessels up to 200,000 dwt, with a depth of 18 meters, on the outer harbor of Vizag Port.ESL said it is set to achieve the cumulative cargo handling capacity of 90 MT by the end of FY18.last_img read more

The Latest EU court adviser says Britain can stop Brexit

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):8:30 a.m.A top official at the European Union’s highest court is advising that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the EU.Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona has told the European Court of Justice that a decision by the British government to change its mind about invoking Article 50 would be legally valid. The advice of the advocate general is often, but not always, followed by the full court.The court is assessing the issue under an accelerated procedure, since Britain is due to leave the bloc on March 29. The final verdict is expected within weeks.Since Article 50 of the EU treaty of Lisbon dealing with departing members is scant on details — largely because the idea of any country leaving the bloc was considered unlikely — a group of Scottish legislators wants to know whether the U.K. can pull out of the withdrawal procedure on its own.The case comes as pressure builds from Brexit opponents for a second referendum on the decision to leave the bloc.___7:50 a.m.British Prime Minister Theresa May is putting the fate of her Brexit deal in Parliament’s hands, saying lawmakers must back it to deliver on voters’ 2016 decision to leave the European Union and “create a new role for our country in the world.”May is due to address Parliament Tuesday, opening five days of debate before a Dec. 11 vote on the divorce agreement.Defeat would leave the U.K. facing a chaotic “no-deal” Brexit on March 29 and could topple the prime minister, her government, or both.Before the debate, May’s government faces another showdown with lawmakers over legal advice about the Brexit deal. Lawmakers are voting on a motion finding the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish the full guidance from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the BC Peace and Pine Pass

first_imgPlease continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] tweet reports using #BCStorm.More details on the alert are available here. See the full warning below.Issued at 2018-12-20 11:50 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.An approaching Pacific low pressure system will drop 10 to 15 cm of snowfall accumulation over Williston, Pine Pass, McGregor and the B.C Peace. Over the Peace lesser amounts will occur away from the Rockies.Snow will begin this morning and end late this evening or overnight tonight, as the low moves into Alberta.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the B.C. Peace and the Pine Pass.The warning says our region could see anywhere from 10 to 15 cm.  More snow will fall if you live closer to the Rocky Mountains.The snow is expected to start Thursday morning and end later in the same day.last_img read more

NASA spacecraft explored edges of Martian sea in 1997

first_imgWashington DC: NASA’s first rover mission to Mars, the Pathfinder, may have explored the edges of an early Martian sea in 1997, according to scientists who say that images from the probe could yield evidence of habitability on the Red Planet. The landing site is on the spillway of an ancient sea that experienced catastrophic floods released from the planet’s subsurface and its sediments. Nearly half a century ago the Mariner 9 spacecraft returned images of some of the largest channels in the Solar System. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangOrbital observations of the gigantic channels suggested they were formed approximately 3.4 billion years ago by cataclysmic floods, much larger than any known to have occurred on Earth. The prospect that abundant flowing water once sculptured the Martian landscape ignited renewed interest in the possibility that life may have once thrived on the planet. To test the Martian mega-flood hypothesis, NASA deployed its first Martian rover; the Sojourner, on board the 1997 Mars Pathfinder spacecraft that journeyed to the Red Planet. Also Read – Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: TrumpNASA spent a total of USD 280 million on the mission, including the launch vehicle and mission operations. The terrain within the rover’s visual range includes potential fluvial features suggestive of regionally extensive flooding. However, those features suggest floods that were at least 10 times shallower than those estimated using images obtained from orbit. Hence, the mission was not able to exclude still disputed alternative views sustaining that debris or lavas flows could have in fact dominated the channels’ formational history without significant water discharges. “Our paper shows a basin, with roughly the surface area of California, that separates most of the gigantic Martian channels from the Pathfinder landing site,” said Alexis Rodriguez, lead author of the study published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. “Debris or lava flows would have filled the basin before reaching the Pathfinder landing site. The very existence of the basin requires cataclysmic floods as the channels’ primary formational mechanism,” he said. “The basin is covered by sedimentary deposits with a distribution that precisely matches the inferred extent of inundation from potential catastrophic floods, which would have formed an inland sea,” Rodriguez said. “This sea is approximately 250 kilometres upstream from the Pathfinder landing site, an observation that reframes its paleo-geographic setting as part of a marine spillway, which formed a land barrier separating the inland sea and a northern ocean,” he said. “Our simulation shows that the presence of the sea would have attenuated cataclysmic floods, leading to shallow spillovers that reached the Pathfinder landing site and produced the bedforms detected by the spacecraft,” Rodriguez said. The team’s results indicate that marine spillover deposits contributed to the landscape that the spacecraft detected nearly 22 years ago, and reconcile the mission’s in situ geologic observations and decades of remote-sensing outflow channel investigations. The sea bears an uncanny resemblance to the Aral Sea on Earth in that in both instances they lack distinct shoreline terraces. Its rapid regression over shallow submerged slopes resulted in rates of shoreline front retreat too fast for the terraces to form. The same process could partly account for the long-recognised lack of northern plains shorelines.last_img read more

The inheritors protest

first_imgGreta Ernman Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish school girl who is rocking the world with her protest against inaction on Climate Change. In August 2018, as Sweden was gearing up for its national elections, she decided not to go to school but instead sit outside to raise the flag on the need to do more, much more, to combat the deadly Climate Change. At first, it is said, she was alone but as she persisted and persisted, her voice got louder and louder. Now she sits in protest every Friday outside her school urging the world to act. And with her, at the last count, Friday of mid-March some 1,650 strikes were on in over 100 countries. Also Read – A special kind of bondWhat Greta and her fellow youth are asking is simple and straight, “If Climate Change happens, as predicted and now more or less certain, then what is our future?” This is a fact. The inheritors are asking, what are you leaving for us? What are you doing? I don’t know how far Greta’s organic movement will go — will it get exhausted, irrelevant or just disappear as the youngsters get older and the reality of livelihood takes over. But I hope it will not go away. I hope it will continue to rage and rant and spread across our world. I hope it will capture the imagination of the young; gather their desperation and all this will make its way into their parents’ company boardrooms and ministerial offices. I hope it will not shush down. I hope it will not become like the old — like us. Also Read – Insider threat managementBecause there is one more chance for us to make this work. The fact is if we reconfigure our measurement of progress so that it is built on measuring the wellbeing of our children, then the Planet may just survive. We know today that children are not just the inheritors of the future warmer world. We also know that environmental destruction and toxification has the worst impact on their lives. So, make them the centre of the universe of development. Measure growth through their well-being. We know that the lack of access to safe sanitation impinges on children’s lives, not just wellbeing, and leads to malnutrition, stunting and high disease burden, including death. We make this our way to understand if sanitation is improving or not, not just counting toilets. Then we know that the availability of the toilet is not enough, human excreta has to be taken back and made safe for reuse. If not, it will pollute water and spread diseases, including vector-borne. So, let’s start measuring pollution through data on the growth of malaria or diarrhoea. Similarly, the lack of clean energy in homes is another wicked problem; women cooking on biomass fuel suffer from killer respiratory disorders. Lower respiratory tract infections remain the top causes of children and adolescent mortality in the world. Even as the world needs to re-invent its energy system to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions that cause Climate Change, it also needs to do much more to provide energy to the poorest in the world. Then there is the challenge of toxification because of air in cities, which is showing up in the increased disease burden, particularly of children. So, let us measure progress to clean energy or clean air through the health of our children. There is also no doubt that education — ideally good and meaningful — changes lives. There is also enough evidence that educating the girl child is the beginning of the change in the fertility and population trajectory of a country. Their empowerment is real power as an educated young woman is the first to take charge of her mind and her body. It’s also clear that education will build more informed consumers — the inheritors cannot take on the same lifestyle and expect to save the planet. It is also clear that livelihoods are critical — the insecurity of the young comes from their lack of jobs in this increasingly automated world. What will they do? What are the skills that will build the new world, which will not add to the crisis of Climate Change? Have we built jobs that are in the green economy? This is the question that will work, not just to build futures but also correct the present. In this way, we will measure the health of the planet through the health and wellbeing of our young. We will build hope that we are working towards a new future—the one Greta Thunberg and millions like her are calling us to ensure. Today, not tomorrow. (The author is the editor of Down To Earth Magazine. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more