COVID: CDC Says Second Wave May Be “More Difficult”

first_imgShare: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) App users, tap here to watch video.WASHINGTON – COVID-19 might give new meaning to the phrase: “home for the holidays.”Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tells the Washington Post, a second wave of the Coronavirus, later this year, could be “more difficult” than the current strand.Last week President Trump unveiled suggested benchmarks for states to start easing social distancing measures, but Redfield called for state officials to continue promoting social distancing and to increase contact tracing and testing. More than 45,000 people in the United States have died from the Coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.last_img read more

Driver Ejected During Crash After Allegedly Driving Erratically

first_imgShare: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) Image by New York State Police.PORTLAND – The driver of a luxury SUV who was spotted allegedly driving erratically in Chautauqua County on Monday afternoon is in the hospital after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash.New York State Police tell WNY News Now 21-year-old Eric Jarrett, an Erie County resident, allegedly traveled at “extremely high rates of speed” in a 2021 Audi Q3 on Route 5 in the Town of Portland.Police say law enforcement observed the vehicle driving within the speed limit in Dunkirk prior to the crash, only later receiving 911 calls about the Audi traveling at high rates of speed.A resident, later flagging down a State Trooper, reported the crash on North Swede Road. Jarrett was found outside of the vehicle when first responders arrived on scene. He was taken to Brooks Hospital and then transferred to ECMC.Police say charges are pending against Jarrett and the exact cause of the crash remains under investigation, however, speed could be a factor.Officers do not yet know why the man was traveling at extreme speeds.last_img read more

Mobile Visitor Center or “Blue Cow” from Rogoznica, from this year in Šibenik

first_imgYou remember the ingenious Mobile Visitor Center – a tourist office on wheels, that is. blue cows of our tourism from Rogoznica? RELATED NEWS: The Mobile Visitor Center operates on the principle of an Info Office where tourists can find out all the useful information about the contents of the destination, where they are most often moving at that moment. With its adaptability and accessibility, the van provides an opportunity for quality questioning of guests about their satisfaction with their stay in the destination and advising local actors in tourism about the values ​​of the destination and its identity. The promotional designed cult VW van is a mobile office of the Rogoznica tourist board that has been delighting guests and locals for the fourth year in a row. This year’s old timer has undergone a thorough restoration and improvement of functions, so now by opening the roof, it is transformed into a real Info office on wheels, and with its informality and attractive appearance, it wins the attention of passers-by. INGENIOUS, PHENOMENAL, THIS IS A STORY – ROGOZNICA GOT A TOURIST OFFICE ON WHEELS Synergy of the Tourist Board of Rogoznica and Šibenik  Marijo Mladinić, director of the Rogoznica Tourist Board, also recognized that every successful promotion means harmonizing communication messages and telling an authentic story about the place and people in order for guests to gain a clear picture of the destination: “We see a great advantage of associating with the city of Šibenik, which as the umbrella brand of our region adds value to our small town. The guest does not know the spatial division and from his perspective Rogoznica and Šibenik are part of one destination. Through this cooperation we want to show that there are no territorial borders in terms of tourism, and that synergies create better visibility for the whole community.. ” “We are happy to support this innovative project and in the long run we would like the entire Šibenik-Knin County to act as one entity that can offer the guest so many different values ​​in a small space. The essence of this project is innovation, mobility of information and accessibility to the guest. This is exactly how we want to act as a destination on the market”, Added Dino Karađole, director of the Šibenik Tourist Board. TZ ROGOZNICA – BLUE COW OF OUR TOURISM Photo: Šibenik Tourist Board Well done for the synergy and view of tourism beyond its imaginary boundaries, which tourists neither see nor are interested in. They are interested in quality, authentic and diverse content.  As the promotion in this way proved to be more than successful, from this year the Mobile Visitor Center near Rogoznica will promote and cover the area of ​​Šibenik and its surroundings. Rogoznica and Šibenik have chosen to associate in communication with guests and invest in quality destination promotion.last_img read more

Germany, as our main emitting market, expects a recovery only in August or September

first_imgAccording to the study, the coronavirus pandemic in Germany is not expected to end before August or September, reports Germany, as our main emitting market, expects a recovery only in August or September If we look at the “optimistic” estimates of the study from Germany, unfortunately we can hardly expect that there will be any tourist activities in the main tourist season. Although, of course, everyone in tourism hopes that there will still be tourist activities, realistic estimates and logic tell us that tourism will recover only in the spring of 2021. Also, there are many factors as well as too many unknowns around the coronavirus, so it is extremely difficult to plan and predict anything. According to Maniz economics professor Klaus Wälde, who co-authored the study, Germany is currently at the beginning of an epidemic and the peak of the pandemic is expected in June, while a full recovery is expected in Germany or even September. . Germany is traditionally our main emitting market, and so it was last year. The total turnover in 2019 (overnight stays) is dominated by the German market (19.5%), followed by the domestic market, followed by the markets (12.73%) Slovenia (10%) and Austria (7%). Over 2200 family accommodation service providers participated in the survey, mostly from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Split-Dalmatia and Istria counties. As many as 94 percent of them offer exclusively accommodation services, only 3 percent bed and breakfast, and only 2 percent are engaged in rural tourism.  And when the whole situation calms down we still don’t know if the coronavirus will return to the time of flu at the beginning of this winter, ie if it will stay or just disappear like SARS, and if scientists will find a cure for the coronavirus. Not to mention psychological fear, job losses, falling consumption, etc.… These data are “rough and optimistic forecasts”, the scientists explained at the end of the study, because the key issues related to the coronavirus pandemic have not been resolved yet and there are too many assumptions. Also, there are currently 10.366 cases of coronavirus and 146 deaths in Austria, and 802 cases and 15 deaths in Slovenia. Currently, the main issue and hope of the tourism sector is that part of the main tourist season will be saved, especially private renters, in order to achieve at least some tourist traffic and earn some money. All 16 regions in Germany were affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and according to data from 31.03.2020. in Germany, there are 62.000 cases of coronavirus infection and 583 deaths, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute RKI. The most affected regions are Hamburg, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, which record the most infected. If we look at the current situation around the coronavirus, where we have more questions and assumptions than answers, we can very, very optimistically expect that we will still achieve some tourist traffic in the main tourist season. A survey conducted by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce among family accommodation providers showed that over 90 percent of them feel the effects of coronavirus on business in the form of reduced bookings, and 60 percent estimate the current financial damage at up to HRK 50.000.  However, the current situation regarding the development of the coronavirus tells us that it is not realistic to expect any tourist activity this year, let alone in the main tourist season. Unfortunately, for all of us in the tourism sector, both me personally as the author of this article and the reader of the same. Although we are a car destination (78% of guests come to the destination by car, 15% by air, 4% by bus / Tomas Summer 2017) in the current situation where we are all in isolation, where borders are closed, air traffic is grounded it is difficult to expect rapid border opening and any tourist activity. Ultimately, no one knows exactly how long this crazy situation will last, and only then does the easing of measures and the gradual opening of borders begin. Also, the survey reveals to us that Germany is a key emitting market for three quarters of the surveyed renters. / / / MOST LESSORS ESTIMATE FINANCIAL DAMAGES IN THE AMOUNT OF HRK 50.000 DUE TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF CORONAVIRUS Over 90 percent of renters are feeling the effects of coronavirus on their business in the form of reduced bookings Scientists from the Universities of Mainz and Hamburg and an interdisciplinary research group have developed an “optimistic scenario” around the current development of the coronavirus epidemic in Germany. If we look at the current broader picture, unfortunately, tourism can expect an awakening only from next year, and of course not in the same numbers as before.last_img read more

Q-Max bound for South Hook LNG terminal

first_imgLNG World News Staff South Hook LNG terminal on the shores of Milford Haven waterway is scheduled to receive a Qatari cargo of liquefied natural gas next week. According to the shipping data by the Milford Haven Port Authority, the 266,000-cbm Q-Max LNG carrier Al Mafyar is set to dock at the South Hook terminal’s jetty on July 10.The 2009-built LNG tanker owned by Nakilat and operating under a charter agreement with Qatargas, is currently sailing off the east coast of Morocco, according to the marine data provider VesselsValue.The vessel has taken a long trip around the African continent following the geopolitical dispute between Qatar and its neighbors despite the Suez Canal Authority saying, Qatar-flagged vessels are allowed to transit the canal. This has been proven by the Q-Max Aamira that is set to deliver it’s cargo to the South Hook LNG terminal on July 7.The South Hook terminal owned by Qatar Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Total SA can process 15.6 million tons of LNG a year and is capable of delivering 21 billion cubic meters of gas a year into the UK’s national transmission system.last_img read more

Cornwall strikes back but hosts edge ahead

first_img(CMC) – OFF-SPINNER Rahkeem Cornwall made key strikes to limit Sri Lanka A after West Indies A’s batting collapsed, but the hosts held the edge heading into today’s final day of the third and final four-day ‘Test’ here.Sri Lanka ended day three of the contest at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium yesterday on 211 for five in their second innings – already 286 runs ahead.Asela Gunaratne top-scored with 69, Sandun Weerakkody struck 48 while Roshen Silva was unbeaten on 29 at the close.Cornwall, the mainstay of the visitors’ attack during the series, claimed four for 62 to take his tally of wickets for the three-match series to 20.Earlier, West Indies A surrendered their last six wickets for 60 runs to be dismissed for 243 in their first innings, and concede a lead of 75 runs.SRI LANKA A 1st innings 318WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 183 for four)R. Chandrika c Silva b Madushanka 11K. Powell b Asalanka 8S. Hetmyer c Thirimanne b Sandakan 94S. Brooks c Shanaka b Madushanka 54V. Singh lbw Gamage 15J. Hamilton c Shanaka b Gamage 14R. Cornwall lbw Sandakan 25K. Roach c wkp. Perera b Madushanka 4D. Johnson lbw b Vandersay 1D. Jacobs not out 2K. Joseph c Thirimanne b Sandakan 2Extras: (b-6, lb-4, w-1, nb-2) 13Total: (all out, 61.4 overs) 243Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-35, 3-139, 4-173, 5-199, 6-211, 7-226, 8-239, 9-241.Bowling: Gamage 18-1-50-2, Madushanka 15-4-45-3 (w-1), Asalanka 4-1-22-1, Shanaka 2-0-15-0, Vandersay 6-1-28-1, Sandakan 11.4-1-54-3 (nb-2), Gunarathne 5-0-19-0.SRI LANKA A 2nd inningsK. Perera c wkp. Hamilton b Cornwall 20S. Weerakkody lbw b Cornwall 48L. Thirimanne c Hetmyer b Corwall 27A. Gunarathne c wkp Hamilton b Joseph 69C. Asalanka c Johnson b Cornwall 4R. Silva not out 29D. Shanaka not out 7Extras: (b-1, lb-2, w-3, nb-1) 7Total: (5 wkts, 61 overs) 211Fall of wickets: 1-67, 2-72, 3-135, 4-141, 5-192.Bowling: Roach 10-0-43-0 (w-2), Johnson 11-1-47-0, Cornwall 21-8-62-4 (nb-1), Jacobs 9-0-32-0, Joseph 10-3-24-1 (w-1).last_img read more

Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule

first_img March 12, 2020 Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball delays opening day by at least 2 weeks, suspends spring training schedule.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Associated Press last_img

Stocco, passing game stepping forward in 2005

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photo On a cold, drizzly Saturday night at Camp Randall Stadium, the Wisconsin football squad stood at midfield down by four against the vaunted Michigan Wolverines. With only 4:29 left in the game, it was up to quarterback John Stocco and the Badger offense to win it for their team and save what was then an undefeated season. Stocco proceeded to lead his unit 48 yards in eight plays down to the Wolverine four-yard line, and after two incomplete passes, faced third and goal. The junior took the snap on the next play and ran for the final four yards and the game-winning touchdown.Wisconsin’s passing game has traditionally been something of an afterthought in Barry Alvarez’s run-oriented offense, where games traditionally have been won at the line, not in the air. However, Stocco and the passing game, despite past criticisms, have done their part to fit into that scheme, and they have done it exceptionally well of late.”The offense is clicking at all cylinders,” wide receiver Brandon Williams said. “We just try to throw the ball, run the ball, and keep the chains moving.”In Wisconsin’s last three games, Stocco has completed 52 of 81 passes (a completion percentage of 64.2) for 835 yards and eight touchdowns, compared to a 58.3 completion percentage, 581 yards and four scores in the first four games. Since the Michigan game, he has thrown for 278.3 yards per game and has raised his quarterback rating from his 127.39 to 150.03, good for third in the Big Ten.The improvement has shown in Wisconsin’s receiving corps as well. Stocco’s biggest targets, Williams and Jonathan Orr, have also been the biggest beneficiaries of the surge in the passing game. Williams has caught for 327 yards and three touchdown passes in the last three games while Orr has been on the receiving end of five scores in that span. All the while, they and the other receivers have seen more and more balls thrown their way.”It does add a little more incentive,” said Orr of getting more touches the last few games. “One of the reasons why we’re able to put it in the air a little more is because we’ve been so successful in the run game.”Standout tailback Brian Calhoun’s success in the run game has also led to increased opportunities in the air. However, the junior has done his part to aid the Badger passing attack. With 324 receiving yards on the season, he has proven himself an effective target coming out of the backfield, when all other options are covered.”It’s a way to get the ball into his [Calhoun’s] hands,” said co-offensive coordinator Paul Chryst of Calhoun’s receptions this season. “I think it’s just an extension of the passing game as much as anything.”Perhaps the biggest advantage of an effective passing game is the ability to come from behind. Any team that relies as heavily on the running game as much as the Badgers has trouble moving the ball down the field in tight situations, but with Stocco more comfortable with the offense, no game has been out of reach of late.With the game on the line against Michigan, Stocco handed the ball off five times to Calhoun, but also completed three critical passes to get the Badgers in a first-and-goal situation. Against Minnesota last week, with the Badgers down by 10 with less than three minutes left, Stocco completed four of five passes, including a 21-yard score to Williams to pull within three.”I do think [Stocco] is playing with confidence, and he should be. I’m sure there is a growth that he is going through and hopefully will continue to,” Chryst said.The passing game looked good even in the loss to Northwestern. Orr caught two touchdown passes within a minute and a half to bring Wisconsin within three points of the Wildcats, and even though the Badgers came up short in the end, Stocco finished the day with 326 yards on 24-for-31 passing. That recent explosiveness has given the offense the potential to keep defenses off-balanced every time it steps on the field.”Our role changes from series to series, from week to week,” Orr said. “Sometime we are asked to be that big-play guy, and that happens to be our role for that week.”last_img read more

Syracuse safety undergoes surgery on fractured wrist, torn ligament

first_imgSyracuse safety Durell Eskridge underwent surgery for a fractured wrist and torn ligament in his right finger. Eskridge posted photos to his Instagram account Thursday of his right hand and wrist in a cast.Eskridge originally commented on the photo that he fractured his wrist and tore a ligament in his ring finger, but that comment has since been deleted. The caption on the photo said, “This is so painful right now.” Eskridge also posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed on Wednesday.According to a press release from SU Athletics on Thursday, Eskridge had the surgery on Wednesday. He will be evaluated throughout the summer, and his status for the 2013 season will be determined before the start of training camp in August, according to the release.Eskridge, who will be a junior, practiced with Syracuse throughout the spring. He played the Spring Game on April 20.This past season, Eskridge played in all 13 games and recorded 26 solo tackles. He also finished with two sacks, a forced fumble and one fumble recovery.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_isemanlast_img read more

Craig Forth continues lifelong desire to include and educate as school principal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: As the 15-year anniversary of Syracuse’s lone men’s basketball championship approaches, The Daily Orange is profiling several players from SU’s 8-man rotation.As a hoard of third-graders journeyed down a hall in Liverpool’s Long Branch Elementary school, a two-party conversation far behind the end of the line gained life. One of its participants learned at a pre-K level despite his third-grade placement. His partner in chatter, a student teacher, was a few months away from earning a degree from Syracuse University.The student, like most kids that age, didn’t stand much taller than 4 feet. The student teacher towered at 7 feet tall. Yet there was Craig Forth, a little less than two years removed from a 2003 national championship season and still garnering celebrity treatment because of it, chatting it up with a child. Not because he had to. Because he wanted to. With ample differences — intellectually and physically — they connected. The conversation leveled them.“They were having a really engaging and honest and true and caring conversation,” said Tom Bull, Forth’s host teacher at Long Branch who now works in SU’s School of Education as the director of field relations. “That’s big-time.”That moment, just a small snippet out of the many weeks Forth spent during that fall 2004 semester at Long Branch, is how Forth — the starting center on SU’s only men’s basketball team to win it all — operates in a school setting. His nearly lifelong belief in inclusivity and desire to educate, which first sprouted in him as a child, are what took him to SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey’re what drives him now, as he serves in his second year as the principal of Mechanicville Junior High School in the suburbs of Albany. They are what helped him fit in at Long Branch and connect with not only that one student, but a student body.“I wasn’t Craig Forth the athlete,” Forth fondly said of his time there. “I was Craig Forth the student-teacher.”That was more than a decade ago, though. Now, with his college days even further behind, it remains the case. Craig Forth the athlete is gone. He graduated in 2005 and then spent a year playing pro ball in Europe learning what he already knew: He wanted to teach. He saw no reason in delaying that. Forth and his wife, Amanda, came home, and he began teaching first grade in his hometown of East Greenbush while also coaching the girls’ JV team at Columbia High School in town.Forth’s aspiration to teach was nothing new. His fourth grade teacher picked him to help out in a special needs class on a regular basis. He loved being able to influence the students’ growth. At home, his younger brother, Jeremy, lived with autism. Forth watched his mother, Maggie, dedicate herself to helping Jeremy when her son had to switch schools a handful of times. The fact that Jeremy struggled to find the proper fit troubled Forth. He wanted to help.That passion steered Forth to Syracuse when basketball presented a path to college. Syracuse became the right choice because there he could earn dual certification in elementary and special education in just four years. Boston College, another top choice, offered a similar program in five. He joined Jim Boeheim’s team and majored in inclusive education.“The core of who he is as an administrator and what he was as an educator, were formed (at SU),” Bull said. “He’s not afraid to be assertive. Never afraid to be a leader.”Daily Orange File PhotoThose are the qualities Forth took with him when he moved on from first grade and assumed the role of assistant principal at Mechanicville High School in 2013. It was a culture shock, Forth said, to jump that wide of an age gap. The students don’t depend on him as much as first graders did. But it was worthwhile.“I wanted to be able to impact change on a grander scheme,” Forth said. “I could change anything I wanted to in my classroom, obviously, in terms of structure and pacing and all that type of stuff, but I wanted to be able to do it at a higher level.”For about four years, Forth worked under Mechanicville High’s principal, Kevin Kolakowski, until being named principal of the district’s junior high school in June 2016. Kolakowski praised Forth’s leadership style, citing a “detail-oriented” approach and an instillment of a “positive culture” that has maintained a productive climate within their 6-through-12 building.“If there’s an issue that arises or if a poor decision is made, it’s not ground and pound,” Kolakowski said. “It is, ‘let us work this out and let’s learn from our mistakes.’”Since starting as principal, Forth’s belief in inclusion has remained. He’s championed anti-bullying efforts and had Mechanicville qualified as a No Place for Hate school, an initiative kicked off by the Anti-Defamation League that now includes more than 1,600 schools nationwide.On a daily basis, Forth is usually sitting in on classes to evaluate teachers or handling student discipline. The latter is when basketball often creeps back into his life. Forth said he usually takes a sports angle with kids because it will help them relate. He recently had a conversation with a student who had lashed out at a bothersome classmate. The situation, Forth explained, was not unlike a low-post battle where a defender is constantly fouling with no whistles and the retaliator is the one who picks up a foul.Otherwise, Forth doesn’t do nearly as much with basketball as he did years ago. He’ll step on a court and play maybe once a year. Any time he does, five-on-five becomes everyone-against-Craig. He struggles to find competition that isn’t trying to knock off the former national champ.He attends most of Mechanicville’s games, but that’s more out of duty as principal. He’ll stop by practice here and there to offer help with post moves. But at 34, with three kids between the ages of 1 and 7, he doesn’t have the hours to coach full time anymore. He jokes that his job is where he gets to relax compared to the stresses of being a dad at home.“I’d probably be divorced if I continued to try to coach,” Forth joked.Despite Forth’s dormant game, 15 years later, his basketball legacy remains. The 2003 banner is never coming down in the Carrier Dome. And back at Long Branch, where Forth balanced basketball and the foundation of the future he knew he wanted, another artifact of his former self survives. Even though Forth was there in the fall, he returned for the student-faculty basketball game in the spring, just before graduation. He played with the students.Having “Mr. Forth” make a surprise return made the gym erupt. At one point, with a move usually reserved for teammates with a chemistry that takes time to form, a student hoisted the ball to the rim. Forth tracked it. He lept, corralled the orange sphere and crushed an ally-oop slam dunk in an elementary school gym.“The place went freakin’ bananas,” Bull said.The rim was not made for such abuse. It bent, was removed and is still in possession of one Long Branch’s teachers to this day.“He didn’t have to do that,” Bull said. “He didn’t have to come back.”He wanted to. Comments Published on April 2, 2018 at 12:39 am Contact: | @jtblosslast_img read more