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La Administración Wolf anuncia esfuerzos de mitigación dirigidos en respuesta a los recientes aumentos de casos de COVID

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine firmaron hoy nuevas órdenes de esfuerzos de mitigación dirigidos en respuesta al reciente aumento de casos de COVID, principalmente en el suroeste de Pennsylvania, pero también en otros condados del estado, que influyeron a la hora de tomar decisiones sobre los esfuerzos de mitigación en todo el estado respecto de bares y restaurantes, reuniones y teletrabajo. Las nuevas órdenes entran en vigencia a las 12:01 a.m. del jueves 16 de julio de 2020.“Durante la semana pasada, vimos un aumento inquietante en los nuevos casos de COVID-19”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Cuando alcanzamos nuestro pico el 9 de abril, tuvimos casi dos mil casos nuevos ese día y los casos de los otros días rondaban los 1,000. Los expertos médicos que miran la trayectoria que transitamos ahora proyectan que este nuevo aumento pronto podría eclipsar el pico de abril. Debido al rápido aumento de casos debemos volver a tomar medidas ahora mismo”.Los esfuerzos de mitigación incluidos en las nuevas órdenes del Gobernador Wolf y la Dra. Levine incluyen:Bares y restaurantesTodas las empresas de la industria minorista de servicios de alimentos, que incluyen restaurantes, vinerías, cervecerías, clubes privados y bares, tienen permitida la venta de comida para llevar y enviar, al igual que el servicio de comidas en áreas de asientos en el interior y en el exterior siempre que cumplan estrictamente con los requisitos de la guía, según lo exige la orden. Los requisitos incluyen:La prohibición de funcionar a menos que el local permita poder comer en espacios para estar sentado o que venda bebidas alcohólicas para llevar. Los servicios se deben brindar en mesas o stands; el servicio de bar está prohibido.El alcohol solo se puede servir para consumo en el local cuando está en la misma transacción que una comida.Las ventas de alcohol para llevar con fines de consumo fuera del local están sujetas a cualquier limitación o restricción impuesta por la ley de Pennsylvania.Los clientes pueden usar los asientos al aire libre que no sean del área de barras (es decir, mesas o asientos de mostrador que no se alinean con una barra o área de servicio de alimentos).El distanciamiento social, el uso de máscaras y otras medidas de mitigación deben ponerse en práctica para proteger a los trabajadores y a los clientes.La ocupación se limita al 25% de la ocupación máxima establecida por el código de incendios para el servicio de comidas en interiores, o a 25 personas para un evento discreto en interiores o una reunión en un restaurante. El límite máximo de ocupación incluye al personal.DiscotecasDe acuerdo con la Ley de Aire Limpio en Interiores, 35 PS § 637.2, ninguna discoteca tiene permiso para funcionar.Otros eventos y reunionesLos eventos y reuniones deben cumplir con estas limitaciones a las reuniones:Los eventos en interiores y las reuniones de más de 25 personas están prohibidos.Los eventos en exteriores y las reuniones de más de 250 personas están prohibidos.El límite máximo de ocupación incluye al personal.TeletrabajoA menos que no sea posible, todas las empresas tienen la obligación de realizar la totalidad o parte de sus operaciones de manera remota a través del teletrabajo individual de sus empleados en la jurisdicción o jurisdicciones en las que operan.Cuando el teletrabajo no es posible, los empleados pueden realizar operaciones comerciales en persona, siempre que las empresas cumplan plenamente con todos los aspectos fundamentales de la orden de seguridad para empresas, la orden de seguridad del trabajador y la orden de uso de máscaras.Gimnasios y centros de fitnessSi bien se les permite continuar con el funcionamiento en interiores, todos los gimnasios y centros de fitness deben priorizar las actividades físicas al aire libre. Todas las actividades deben cumplir con los requisitos de uso de máscaras según lo dispuesto por la orden del 1 de julio, y deben cumplir con los requisitos de distanciamiento social de las personas para que se ubiquen a una distancia mínima de 6 pies entre ellas, además de responder a las limitaciones relacionadas con las reuniones.Cumplimiento de la ordenLas empresas y las personas que no cumplan estas órdenes, emitidas de conformidad con la autoridad otorgada al Gobernador y a la Secretaria de Salud en virtud de la ley, incluida la Ley de Prevención y Control de Enfermedades de Pennsylvania, podrían estar sujetas a multas, cierre comercial u otras medidas legales vigentes.A partir del aumento de casos en el Condado de Allegheny a fines de junio, Pennsylvania ha visto que los casos continúan aumentando allí y en otros condados del sudoeste, junto con algunos condados adicionales en el estado.El estado ha identificado tres catalizadores para el aumento de casos:En primer lugar, algunos residentes de Pennsylvania han ignorado los requisitos del uso de máscaras y del distanciamiento social cuando acuden a los bares y restaurantes de Pennsylvania. Allí, sin saberlo, están propagando o se están contagiando el virus.En segundo lugar están los viajes fuera del estado. Tanto los residentes de Pennsylvania que regresan de los viajes a los estados críticos como los viajeros que visitan nuestro estado desde esos puntos críticos.Y en tercer lugar, la falta de coordinación nacional ha hecho que los estados del sur y del oeste no se comprometan a cumplir con el distanciamiento social.“Las medidas que el Gobernador y yo estamos tomando hoy están diseñadas para ser quirúrgicas y, por consiguiente, precisas para evitar que se repita el ciclo que vimos en la primavera”, dijo la Dra. Levine. “Hemos adquirido una gran experiencia desde el comienzo de este brote y hemos aprendido de las mejores prácticas de otros estados y de otros condados de aquí en Pennsylvania”.El Dr. David Rubin, Pediatra General y Director de PolicyLab en el Children’s Hospital de Philadelphia se unió vía Skype al Gobernador Wolf y a la Dra. Levine. El Dr. Rubin y sus colegas desarrollaron un modelo único que rastrea y proyecta la transmisión de COVID-19 en tiempo real en más de 500 condados de EE.UU. con brotes activos. El modelo fue construido para observar cómo el distanciamiento social, la densidad de población, las temperaturas y la humedad diarias afectan el número y la propagación de las infecciones por COVID-19 a lo largo del tiempo en un condado determinado.“En las últimas semanas, los informes de salud pública y el trabajo de modelado de nuestro equipo han descubierto evidencias incontrovertibles de que el virus está arrasando rápidamente en la región noreste de los Estados Unidos desde el oeste y el sur, donde ha habido una falla en algunos estados en el control del uso de máscaras y de la práctica del distanciamiento social, y que ya ha comenzado su rebrote en Pennsylvania”, dijo el Dr. David Rubin, Pediatra General y Director de PolicyLab en el Children’s Hospital de Philadelphia. “Podemos detener la trayectoria de este impulso. Las medidas del Gobernador Wolf ayudarán a detener la constante propagación del virus hacia Pennsylvania y sus estados circundantes, lo que amenazaría la reapertura de las escuelas y de nuestra economía en los próximos meses”.Los residentes de Pennsylvania deben considerar que, incluso con la limitación para comer en restaurantes y los bares cerrados para el consumo de alcohol en los locales, todavía se permiten los cócteles para llevar y no hay escasez de opciones para comer al aire libre.Se permiten pequeñas reuniones de amigos en el patio trasero o en un parque local y se recomienda a los niños y las familias a que aprovechen de manera responsable uno o más de los 121 parques estatales de Pennsylvania u otras opciones locales para realizar actividad física al aire libre, incluidos los gimnasios locales que siguen los protocolos de distanciamiento social.“Los niños pueden visitar los parques infantiles locales, las piscinas comunitarias y disfrutar de actividades al aire libre con la familia”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Queremos que las personas pasen tiempo juntas, pero que lo hagan mientras practican el distanciamiento social y usan máscaras cuando sea necesario, como en todo momento que salga de su casa y no realice ejercidos físicos al aire libre.“Hemos visto cómo funcionaron estos esfuerzos durante la primera ola en la primavera, y funcionarán nuevamente si todos hacemos nuestra parte. Gracias a todos los habitantes de Pennsylvania por su paciencia y apoyo constantes. Sé que están ansiosos por que la vida vuelva a la normalidad, y yo también”.Vea la orden del gobernadorVea la orden de la Secretaria de SaludView this information in English. July 15, 2020center_img La Administración Wolf anuncia esfuerzos de mitigación dirigidos en respuesta a los recientes aumentos de casos de COVIDlast_img read more

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Brisbane has a new record median house price but Queensland’s strongest performer was a surprise

first_imgBrisbane has a new median house price according to the latest REIQ Queensland Market Monitor.The Sunshine Coast (+4.8 per cent to $545,000), Townsville (+4.6 per cent to $345,000), the Gold Coast (+2.6 per cent to $590,000), Logan (+2.4 per cent to $384,500) and Moreton Bay (+1.8 per cent to $422,250) all also saw stronger quarterly rises than the Queensland capital city.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said Bundaberg had “an extraordinary quarter” bringing its market back close to where it was five years ago.“In 2011 the annual median house price in Bundaberg was $278,000, which is just 1.1 per cent higher than the annual median house price today of $275,000.”Brisbane saw its annual median house price grow 4.1 per cent over 2016. “This is the consistent, sustainable growth that the Brisbane house market has become known for and it is great that it’s such a solid performer.”But the capital city’s units took a major hit of -4 per cent in the December quarter as “with supply issues finally gaining traction that many had forecast”.“These supply issues have, as expected, had a small impact on prices, however, we know that the market is an excellent self-regulator and developers are already scaling back projects scheduled for this year and 2018.”Ms Mercorella said over the year, units had dropped 1.1 per cent, and over the past five years growth was 11.3 per cent. Houses have been the mainstay of the Queensland property market, with homes in Brisbane pulling a median price rise of 4.1 per cent in 2016.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago QUEENSLAND’S STRONGEST PERFORMERS (Quarterly median house price growth): Bundaberg +14.1 per cent $291,000Sunshine Coast +4.8 per cent $545,000Townsville +4.6 per cent $345,000 Gold Coast +2.6 per cent $590,000Logan +2.4 per cent $384,500Moreton Bay +1.8 per cent $422,250Brisbane +1.6 per cent $655,000Toowoomba +0.9 per cent $355,000Ipswich +0.8 per cent $332,700Redland 0 per cent $510,000Cairns 0 per cent $395,000Mackay -0.2 per cent $318,000 Fraser Coast -2.3 per cent $303,000Gladstone -3.2 per cent $290,000Rockhampton -5.9 per cent $273,000 (Source: REIQ Queensland Market Monitor) REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella outside the new REIQ headquarters in Cannon Hill. Picture: Claudia BaxterBRISBANE’S median house price has hit a new record, but Queensland’s strongest performer was a major surprise.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor released today showed the Brisbane local government area median house price rose 1.6 per cent over the December quarter to hit a new high of $655,000. But it wasn’t the state’s strongest LGA with the rum and sugar town of Bundaberg pulling a massive double digit surge in the December quarter, with its median house price rising 14.1 per cent to $291,000.last_img read more

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I’m a virgin and I’m glad about that’

first_imgThe Telegraph 19 May 2014Phin Lyman, 18, is my new hero. The schoolboy has just written about his virginity in his school’s magazine, explaining that he doesn’t want ‘casual sex’ and would rather wait to find someone he loves.Lyman wrote in The Wellingtonian: “One of the reasons I decided to go public is I am at the top of the school now and I can look down and see there is so much pressure on younger pupils to have sex. It’s slightly depressing to see it.”I couldn’t agree more. I think the pressure on young people (and by that I mean pretty much anyone aged 13-30) to have sex is so huge that I’ve written an entire book on it: Virgin. It tells the story of Ellie Kolstakis, a 21 year-old female student who still hasn’t lost her virginity. It isn’t for want of trying, and so she struggles with feelings of rejection and stigmatisation.The novel is fiction but it’s based on real stories from students who were virgins at university. In fact, a recent Student Beans study shows that only eight per cent of 6,129 UK students have never had sexual intercourse and out of the 92 per cent who have had sex, only one per cent lost their virginities over the age of 21.It’s why my character Ellie has to lie during sex confession drinking games like Never Have I Ever to try and fit in, feels humiliated by the fact that she doesn’t even need to take a chlamydia test, and has to deal with the fact that everyone around her is having sex. Repeatedly.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/10840989/Young-virgins-Im-a-virgin-and-Im-glad-about-that-Are-more-young-people-embracing-virginity.htmllast_img read more

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CTO welcomes reduction in APD for long haul flights from Northern Ireland

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share LifestyleTravel CTO welcomes reduction in APD for long haul flights from Northern Ireland by: – October 7, 2011center_img Tweet 29 Views   no discussions Image via: caribbeanjobs.comBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) has welcomed the UK Treasury announcement that it will reduce the Air Passenger Duty (APD) rates for long haul flights departing from Northern Ireland. This is seen as a sure sign that the UK government is giving consideration to the issues raised about APD arising out of its stakeholder consultation on APD reform. The reduction in APD for Northern Ireland acknowledges the importance of vital air routes to the economy and the positive impact that aviation can have on economic growth and sustainable job creation. The Northern Ireland case is confirmation that the travelling public is paying increasing attention to the cost of flights and that they are willing to travel further to catch a flight if it saves them money. The UK government’s decision to reduce APD levels in Northern Ireland follows clear evidence that passengers were prepared to travel from Belfast to Dublin where levels of ticket tax are significantly lower at €3 (approximately £2.50) per passenger compared with £75 in economy and £150 in premium cabins from Belfast. Officials feared that present high levels of APD would have ended transatlantic air services to Northern Ireland and jeopardised the province’s economy. For the Caribbean, there is already evidence that market distortion caused by APD is resulting in the reduction of some air services from the UK. Tourism is the Caribbean’s biggest export and the UK is one of its biggest markets, with many countries, especially the Eastern Caribbean states, highly dependent on this market. In 2010, 23 percent of all arrivals to the Caribbean from Europe came from the UK, with 56 percent of UK arrivals going to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sub-region. CTO chairman, Minister Skerritt said: “It is because of the value of tourism to the Caribbean that the CTO has been actively engaging with the UK government to ensure that it understands why the region takes this issue so seriously. We look forward to the UK government’s response to the APD consultation, due this autumn, and hope that the outcome not only rectifies the discriminatory aspect of the banding system but that it seeks to provide a solution to the problem of the impact that very high long haul APD rates is having on people’s choice of destination and scheduled carriers decisions on where and when to fly.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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Lampard’s assistant: I have ‘utmost respect’ for Mourinho

first_imgJody Morris has insisted he retains the “utmost respect” for Jose Mourinho despite previously poking fun at the Tottenham boss on social media. Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Loading… Morris posted a video of himself jokingly pretending to cry on Instagram in November after Mourinho said he was “still worried” about Chelsea’s chances this term. Mourinho had revealed his fears for new boss Frank Lampard’s youthful squad, with the club having been unable to recruit in the summer due to their Fifa transfer ban. Morris hit back on social media, but has now moved to defend his post as a light-hearted reaction that does not detract from the high regard in which he holds Mourinho. “A lot of people misread my laughing at Jose’s comments,” said Morris. “Listen, I’ve got nothing but the utmost respect for Jose. “He’s an absolute legend and one of the best managers in the game. I personally was just laughing at the fact that he was worried whether we would be winning that much. “I don’t think he’s that bothered whether we’re winning that much. And neither should he be, as a pundit.” Chelsea’s assistant coach Morris insisted he took no greater delight in the Blues’ 2-0 win at Tottenham last month given Mourinho’s role as Spurs manager. Mourinho was out of a job when acting as a pundit for Sky Sports and making the comments about Chelsea that led to Morris’ social media post. But the former Chelsea manager endured an afternoon to forget against Lampard and Morris’ Blues, who stole a tactical march with a formation switch that led to the win on December “It’s always nice beating Spurs and Arsenal anyway,” said Morris. “To come out on top against Spurs And Arsenal is good, but you’ve got to go out and carry on this form and continue the momentum. “And that’s the most important thing about the games coming up, it’s not just about going and beating Arsenal and Spurs. read also; Mourinho brands Southampton coach ‘an idiot’ after being booked “The manger was quick to remind the players we need to get more points on the board and be more consistent. To get to where we want to be we’ve got to be more consistent.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Batesville City Council Holds Monthly Meeting

first_imgBatesville City Council held its regular monthly meeting at the Memorial Building on Monday. City officials discussed a variety of topics including a recycling center, a summer concert, and the proposed shell building.During the Board of Works meeting, a presentation was held by Aaron Bell, executive director of the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD).Bell introduced a proposed recycling center that would be located near the Batesville Street Department Building. If the center is approved, the curbside recycling program will continue as SEIRD would be responsible for hazardous household waste and other items that are generally taken to recycling centers in Brookville and Osgood.Bell said the recycling center would be a benefit for folks that live both in the city limits and outside of Batesville.Mayor Rick Fledderman said of the proposal, “I have been working for several years to get a recycling center closer to Batesville. To find a location that is a good mix with surrounding areas while keeping the goal of a recycling center.”City officials would like to fund the recycling center through grants and possibly Belterra riverboat revenue-sharing funds.The building would be owned by the city while SEIRD would cover maintenance and daily operations, including an employee onsite during business hours.Bell added that the recycling center would not be a place to dispose trash. City council members are considering the proposed recycling center.Late summer concert in Batesville:Rural Alliance for the Arts (RAA) members will gather more information regarding the concert which will feature country artist John Michael Montgomery at the Batesville Ballplex on September 13.RAA Vice President Regina Siefert requested $15,000 of Belterra funding for the concert Monday evening. Council did not approve the funding as they would like to receive budget information and security plans before making a decision.Spring carnival:The Batesville Kiwanis received permission to block off a section of downtown for the annual spring carnival. The popular event among area schoolchildren will be held Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10.A new carnival company will provide the entertainment with an estimated six to eight rides.last_img read more

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Rio predicting fourth for Liverpool

first_img So, for all the noise generated by those increasingly troublesome neighbours at Manchester City, Ferdinand accepts it is the Liverpool games that remain the pinnacle. “You still get a different feeling when it is Liverpool,” he said. “I think it is the history between the clubs, the success Liverpool had and the success we have had in recent years. “The rivalry is always going to be huge. “But I can tell you, the tension isn’t as great on the pitch as it is in the stands. Just getting to the ground can be hairy at times. “On the pitch, you sense the atmosphere leading up to the game and also during it. You know what it means to the people of Manchester to beat Liverpool, especially at Anfield. “I have been lucky enough to be on the winning team a few times. To come away from Anfield with a win is a great feeling.” And this year United have a new man in the dug-out, someone Liverpool’s supporters already have a grievance against given David Moyes spent 11 seasons at Everton. “I don’t think it will make any difference having an ex-Everton man in charge,” said Ferdinand. “His desire to beat Liverpool will be as strong as ever. “He had that with Everton. It is a big game for them. I am sure he will quickly realise this game is as big in Manchester as it was for them.” Rio Ferdinand is predicting fourth place at best for Liverpool in the Premier League this season. Yet Liverpool have started the campaign with back-to-back victories and should they beat Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday, they will find themselves five points ahead of their old rivals. However, Ferdinand does not feel it will be the prelude to an extended championship drive. That, the United defender is convinced, will be the preserve of his own club, Manchester City and Chelsea. “It is too early to say whether they will challenge the top four,” Ferdinand told MUTV. “I don’t think they would have been in anyone’s reckoning before the season began. “But they have started the season very well and are looking to put themselves in a good position after those first three games. “I still see it being between Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, with Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal going for that fourth spot.” Ferdinand has identified Daniel Sturridge, who scored the winner against both Stoke and Aston Villa, and Philippe Coutinho are the main threats to the visitors on what is sure to be a high-octane occasion. The 34-year-old is well used to the unique atmosphere, having played in 19 such contests, including scoring late winners twice at Old Trafford. Not only that, Ferdinand also sat in the stands for United’s FA Cup defeat at Anfield in 2006, a game chiefly remembered for the horrific injury suffered by Alan Smith. Press Association It is four seasons since the Merseyside giants last achieved that feat, and 23 since the last of their 18 league championships. Given the huge amounts of cash spent by Kenny Dalglish and the rebuilding work required following the exits of Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam over the past 12 months, it is hardly a surprise so little was expected of Brendan Rodgers’ troops this season. last_img read more

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Zabaleta heartened by trio’s return

first_img Press Association Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta believes the return of Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko will give them a significant boost in what is an important month. Kompany, also out for a month, was also back in the squad as an unused substitute and while Dzeko did not make the bench he is not far away from a comeback. Aguero and Kompany are in contention to start at home to Arsenal next weekend and Zabaleta thinks the return of key players – especially with Yaya Toure at the African Nations Cup – is timely even though City have won 11 and drawn three of their last 14 matches. “They are really important players for the team,” said Zabaleta. “We need all the best players 100 per cent fit because this is a crucial moment for the team. “There are a lot of games coming up, with the Champions League as well. “Hopefully they can stay 100 per cent fit for the next games and we are looking forward to it.” Despite losing ground on Chelsea, the defender said what Jose Mourinho’s side did was not an issue for them. However, he admitted they had to still be in touch when the pair meet this month. “We know the race for the title is going to be very tough,” Zabaleta added. “Chelsea are in great form as well but every single game in the league is a final. “When you play away from home you don’t have any easy games and teams can drop points like we did today. “We stay positive. We have Arsenal next weekend and we have to go there and win that before we think about the Chelsea game. “We need to stay focused on what we are doing. We are playing well and that is what we need to win games. “It doesn’t matter what Chelsea are doing at the moment. We are 100 per cent focused on what we are doing. “There is a big game next week because then we have the FA Cup before the Chelsea game so it will be crucial to win at home to Arsenal because we have to go to Stamford Bridge with a big chance to win that game.” City struggled to break down a resilient Everton and despite creating a number of good first-half chances it was not until the 74th minute they found the breakthrough. It began with Zabaleta, who dispossessed Romelu Lukaku on the edge of the City penalty area which launched a counter-attack from which Fernandinho headed in David Silva’s deflected cross. However, the lead lasted just four minutes as Steven Naismith glanced home Leighton Baines’ free-kick for a deserved point. “Everton away is a very tough place to go but I think overall it was a great game, we created chances especially in the first half when we missed a few of them,” said Zabaleta. “It was a shame to concede the goal because we were very close to three points but when you cannot win it is important to get a point.” A 1-1 draw at Everton saw Chelsea move two points ahead at the top of the Barclays Premier League and with a trip to Stamford Bridge to come at the end of January they cannot afford any more slip-ups. However, amid the disappointment at Goodison Park the sight of top scorer Aguero coming off the bench for his first appearance since early December was a welcome one. last_img read more

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Designate Pulse Site as National Memorial

first_imgThe site of a deadly rampage in Orlando could soon take on a whole new meaning.This month marked four years since 49 people were killed and another 50 injured, after a man walked into Pulse Nightclub and began shooting.On Friday, the U.S. House unanimously passed a bill that would designate the property as a national memorial.Rep. Stephanie Murphy spoke on the House floor in support of the bill that she spearheaded, along with Reps. Darren Soto and Val Demings.Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to recognize Pulse nightclub as a National Memorial Site, reminding the world that #WeWillNotLetHateWin. A very special thank you to Representatives @RepDarrenSoto, @RepValDemings, and @RepStephMurphy for introducing the bill. pic.twitter.com/u0FzHuSIuF— Pulse Orlando (@pulseorlando) June 26, 2020 “We owe it to the families and loved ones of the victims to honor their memories by dedicating a national memorial at Pulse. I’m proud to be co-leading this effort to create a place of healing for survivors and a welcoming place for all those seeking inspiration to create a better, safer, and more inclusive nation,” Murphy said.She added, “By taking this important step, we are telling the world that we will fight to ensure no community will ever go through something like this again.”The bill allows the site to become a part of the National Park System, although the OnePulse Foundation would retain control of its construction.There is currently no Senate companion bill.last_img read more

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The Latest: Japanese MotoGP canceled because of virus

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Japanese MotoGP canceled because of virus Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. June 1, 2020 There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Montegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___last_img read more