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Delaware County sees one additional COVID-19 case

first_imgFor more coronavirus coverage, click here. Delaware County reports one additional confirmed case, bringing the total to 68. They also say there are an additional 39 individuals in mandatory quarantine and one in precautionary quarantine. The county reports they have administered 659 tests to date. Of those tests, they say 567 results are negative and 20 are pending.  County officials also say that of the 68 confirmed cases, 10 of them have been transferred outside the county. Of the 58 cases in the county, they say two individuals are in the hospital, 16 are quarantined in their homes, 36 have fully recovered and four have passed away. DELAWARE COUNTY, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delaware County released updated coronavirus numbers on Saturday.last_img

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Syracuse football honors Perkins’ commitment after 2015 running back commit tears ACL

first_imgWhat Corey Goldglit remembers most vividly was the screaming.The team stood around its running back, Tyrone Perkins. Some couldn’t watch. Others had tears in their eyes. One of the captains brought the team around in a circle, telling them they were going to pray and it didn’t matter if they were atheist or not. And Perkins, a Syracuse Class of 2015 commit, just yelled in anguish as he was carted off the field after tearing his ACL. “He screamed — I’ve never heard him scream like that before,” Goldglit, the Friends Academy quarterback said. “It was just shouting, mortifying pain.” In an instant, Perkins, a three-star running back from Locust Valley, New York, wouldn’t have a senior season. His future as a member of Syracuse’s 2015 recruiting class remained uncertain after he was injured on Sept. 6, and he didn’t know if the school would still honor a scholarship he’d accepted in April. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut that night, after he’d gotten home from the hospital and before all of his teammates had come to his house to check on him, he got a call from SU head coach Scott Shafer. “Honestly, that was the only thing that was going through my mind,” Perkins said. “The first second it happened, I was just focused on the knee. But after that, I was really nervous and scared about what was going to go on with (Syracuse).“… He told me that he loved me as a person. Finally hearing the words that everything is OK, I still have my scholarship, it shows a lot about him.”Goldglit pitched the ball to Perkins in a team scrimmage, and the running back ran about 10 yards downfield. After blowing past a couple defenders he was taken down on a poorly executed tackle from the safety, and his right knee hit the safety’s helmet, ending his final high school year a week before Friends Academy’s first game.He won’t ever play in a game for Friends Academy again, and his No. 5 jersey hangs above the entrance to the team’s locker room. Friends head coach Ron Baskind said that Perkins, aside from being the team’s best player and leader, made young football players want to play there. He also recruited basketball players to play football as well, but will now be in the background of the program. “All the pieces seemed to be together, it seemed like the beginning of a great story we were writing,” Baskind said. “And then all of a sudden, your heart just stops for a bit … our primary player is not going to be part of the story.”With Syracuse still a solidified part of his future, Perkins has accepted the situation. Instead of practicing with his team, he goes to physical therapy. Instead of making big plays, he calls them from the sideline. Perkins will have surgery to repair the tear on Oct. 7 and his doctors told him he should be able to run in a straight line by June. In the mean time, he’s been riding a bike, walking and shifting weight in his leg. He’s trying to improve his mobility and gets around in a walking boot. “I feel pain all the time,” he said. Perkins said he hopes the rehabilitation process will make for a quicker recovery, one that allows him to play during next year’s training camp.He was the first player to commit to SU’s Class of 2015. His vision of playing for Syracuse was clear and one that he didn’t second-guess.And even though his last chance to improve his game before college was ended before it began, Perkins said that this experience with Syracuse justifies his original commitment. “Hearing that they were holding up their end of the deal,” Perkins said,” it meant everything to me.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 23, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Tom Brady cited for working out in closed park

first_imgThe mayor of Tampa is reporting that Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, was cited for working out in a park that had been closed due to the coronavirus.Mayor Jane Castor detailed the report in a video conference with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Tuesday, saying that one of the park’s employees saw someone working out in the park and it turned out to be Tom Brady.Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says a city parks employee saw someone working out in a park downtown.The employee went over to let the person know the park was closed to help stop the spread of #coronavirus.It was new Bucs QB Tom Brady. https://t.co/VzAvglVrVt pic.twitter.com/tBA0c028gR— Heather Monahan (@HeatherMonahan_) April 20, 2020 The mayor went on to say that they are not playing favorites and that Brady was cited for the incident.Tom Brady has not released a statement about the incident.last_img read more

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Gearing for growth in a changing world

first_img9 December 2010A group of 20 international journalists got a close-up view of South African transport and energy infrastructure, and heard first-hand about the country’s growth plans, during a week-long visit to the country. John Battersby reports.The world is changing and South Africa will look increasingly to more integrated African markets and the new economic powers – China, India, Russia and Brazil – for trade and investment to create jobs and accelerate development in the country.This was the core message of Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel to a group of visiting journalists from China, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and Britain as they got an upfront view of energy and transport infrastructure in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal during a week-long visit to the country.The “gearing for growth” tour, organised by the International Marketing Council of South Africa, followed the release two weeks ago of a new economic growth path as the country gears up for a more intensive phase of growth following the hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The release has sparked an intense dialogue about the economic model which can achieve a social compact between government, business and labour to best ensure sustainable growth for South Africa in the medium- to long-term.From Gautrain ride to Durban port tourThe journalists rode on the Gautrain rapid rail link and the Rea Vaya bus rapid transit system in Johannesburg, ascended the sky walk of Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, traversed the extensive container terminals and grain and sugar depots at Africa’s largest port of Durban, and visited the expansive Sasol plant at Secunda in Mpumalanga province.They heard first-hand from the ministers of Economic Development and Arts and Culture and met with business and civil society leaders. They visited the Competition Commission on the eve of a landmark case defining the extent of its mandate to dismantle cartels with interventionist financial measures.There were many moments of insight and revelation during the six-day tour, but the moment of truth for many of the visiting journalists came during the tour of Durban harbour by port manager Ricky Bikraj.“When one sees and experiences the scale of this port you can better appreciate the crucial role of South Africa in the continent’s development,” said Onyekachi Wambu, a Nigerian-born journalist living in the UK who writes a regular column in New African, a London-based magazine.Ebrahim Patel connects the dotsAnother moment of truth came with the 90-minute briefing and question-and-answer session with Minister Patel, which connected the dots for the visiting journalists by drawing together the various strands of the country’s emerging economic framework to balance development and growth for the benefit of all.“I thought that Minister Patel was hugely impressive,” said Enoch Wambua of the Nation Media Group in Kenya. “He really knows what he is talking about and offers great insight into the future growth trajectory of South Africa and the continent.”Coming face-to-face with a 71 000-ton sugar mountain at Durban harbour’s sugar terminal was one of the highlights for Nagy Abd El Aziz of Egypt’s independent daily, Al Masry Al Youm.Egypt recently experienced a sugar shortage and wants to diversify its sources of supply. A deal to import South African sugar was announced during the visit.The need for Africa to integrateThe need for Africa to integrate trade within the continent and revamp rail and transport systems designed to benefit the former colonial powers rather than serve the continent’s own development was highlighted by Minister Patel.He contrasted the low 10% market integration in Africa with 50% in Asia and 70% in Europe.“The continent’s transport links reflect patterns of development designed to exploit natural resources and send them elsewhere to be processed,” he said, highlighting the problem of different rail gauges in different African countries.He said that the rebuilding of Africa’s infrastructure could not be a South African project but needed to involve the whole continent.“Our future lies in balanced economic growth across the African continent,” said Patel.‘The opportunities are huge’The media tour also highlighted the growing emphasis on renewable energy – such as nuclear and solar energy and hydrogen fuel cells – as a key factor in the country’s future economic growth.Patel said that while some R800-billion would be spent on energy and transport infrastructure over the next three years, trillions of rands would be spent on energy infrastructure over the next 10 to 20 years.“The opportunities in South Africa are huge,” said Lu Yingni, an expert in renewable energy who writes for the London-based Reconnect Africa website.At a dinner hosted by the Financial Times and the International Marketing Council in Johannesburg’s Turbine Hall, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile provided an interesting insight into the role that arts and culture can play as a driver of economic growth.He cited recent statements by Chinese President Hu Jintao, who has initiated such a process in China, in support of his thesis.“We want to put the creative industries and cultural heritage at the heart of driving our economy,” he said, citing the role that cultural heritage could play in attracting more tourists.John Battersby is the UK country manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa. He accompanied 20 international journalists on the “South Africa Gearing for Growth Media Tour” from 28 November to 5 December 2010.last_img read more

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FAQ: Your New Geocaching Account Settings

first_imgHow do I access my Account Settings?See that gear icon in the upper right corner? Click it! You will be magically transported to the new and improved Account Settings tabs page.What happened to my avatar/profile photo?To make life just a little bit simpler, we’ve combined the Avatar and Profile images into one image (to rule them all, ahem) that will display universally across Geocaching.com. In other words, your current Avatar image will become the one image displayed on Geocaching.com and will be referred to as “Profile Image.” Going forward, we will not store images other than the current Profile image. This means that when you upload a new image as your Profile photo, the previous image will no longer be saved on Geocaching.com.Where did all my stored Profile/Avatar images go?Profile/Avatar images stored prior to the Account Settings redesign will be available via the link next to your current Profile image. We suggest that you download these images from Geocaching.com as we may discontinue storing them in the future.How can I display larger images on my Profile now that the Profile image only supports smaller sizes?You can add larger images to your Bio box, located under the Profile Information tab. You will need to use HTML and use tags. Example: Where should information like my name, address, and occupation go, now that it’s removed from the new Account Settings page?To make Account Settings as easy to use as possible, we’re going for simplicity. You are still welcome to display your name, address, occupation, and whatever else you like on your Profile (as long as it’s appropriate of course!). You can do so in the Bio box.Where can I customize my Geocaching.com experience to my location and language?Under the Preferences tab, you can select your preferred language, time zone, and distance units. We’ve added many more time zones and date format options so you can localize your geocaching experience wherever you are in the world. Note: We removed the Daylight Savings Time checkbox, as the time zones now automatically account for this.How can I edit my publicly displayed statistics?Great question. You will now be able to edit statistics as they appear on your Public Profile directly from http://www.geocaching.com/my/statistics.aspx.What happened to List Newest in [state]?Our Account Settings page no longer supports this feature. We are working hard to improve other features on the website that will be able to serve up this information more efficiently. In the meantime, you can go to the Advanced Search page, select “By Country/Province”, and then select the country and province of interest to you. You can bookmark the results to have easy access to the same search. Link to Advanced Search: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspxWhy can’t I see my GPS listed anymore?We have not updated the “Your GPS” section for quite some time. If you would like to see reviews about a GPS or smartphone, there are many other websites out there that specialize in providing this content.How do I add friends on Geocaching.com?You will still be able to add/remove/view friends from the “View Your Friends” link on http://www.geocaching.com/my/default.aspx and “Your Friends” located under “Quick View”Can I update my Account information from my mobile device?Shucks, we’re glad you asked. And the answer is: YES! The Account Settings tabs page was designed to look great in a mobile browser.I don’t want to see other players’ profile images in geocache logs. How do I turn them off?Under the Preferences tab, you will need to uncheck the box “Show other geocachers’ profile images in logs.”Other noteworthy changes:Basic members can now change their Forum titleRemoved Online Presence and Instant MessengerRemoved Forum Signature and Profile previewsRemoved ability to toggle off Recently Viewed CachesView in German. SharePrint RelatedCheck out Geocaching.com’s new look!March 25, 2015In “Geocaching tools”Latest addition to the Dashboard and Profile makes this project a wrapDecember 19, 2017In “News”Inside HQ: Take a Tour of the New Message CenterJuly 7, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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DNV GL Develops Ship Implementation Plan App

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Ahead of the entry into force of the 2020 0.5% sulphur cap, classification society DNV GL has introduced a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP).As explained, the application enables ship owners and managers to prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet.While not mandatory, the SIP adresses issues related to preparing the vessel for use of compliant fuel oil and includes items such as risk assessment and planning for actions needed to ensure compliance on 1 January 2020.“As we approach 2020, good preparation will be essential to ensure a smooth transition into using compliant low-sulphur fuels,” Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager at DNV GL – Maritime, said.“This includes technical actions, such as hardware upgrades, tank cleaning, and a fuel changeover plan, but also commercial preparations like updating charter party clauses and agreements between owners and charterers on how to best prepare each vessel to minimize operational disruptions. It is important to build flexibility into the plans, to make sure ships are prepared for using different types of compliant fuels, depending on their availability.”DNV GL said that its web-based SIP application is a user-friendly way to prepare such plans. It is easy to update and offers operators an overview of their whole fleet. One of the benefits of the app is that it enables several users to work on a single vessel – allowing coordination between onshore and onboard personnel.Image Courtesy: DNV GLThe SIP application is free of charge and available in the market place of Veracity, DNV GL’s digital platform and industry ecosystem. More than 300 shipping companies are already using the SIP app with over 1,700 vessels registered and actively preparing their Ship Implementation Plans.According to DNV GL, the SIP is not a mandatory requirement, but port state control (PSC) may consider the preparatory actions described in the SIP when verifying compliance. It should cover risk assessment and a mitigation plan on the impact of new fuels, fuel oil system modifications and tank cleaning, fuel oil capacity and segregation capability, procurement of compliant fuel, a fuel oil changeover plan and documentation and reporting.last_img read more

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Head of Credit Suisse Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Financial Services

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 9, 2017 – Nassau – Patrik Marti, Head of Credit Suisse, right, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s Offices on December 6, 2017.(BIS Photo/Raymond Bethel)  last_img

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JAMAICA Tourism Minister urges Collective Effort to Curb Visitor Harassment

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 15, 2018 – Montego Bay – Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has called for a collective effort to curtail visitor harassment in order to safeguard the industry’s gains and surpass the country’s record-breaking outturns achieved in 2017.“We made history in Jamaica when we welcomed 4.3 million visitors to the island (in 2017).  The sector (also generated) approximately US$3 billion in earnings, representing an 11.2 per cent increase (over 2016).“We cannot afford to reverse the gains we have made and continue to make.  This is why it is so important to curb the vexing issue of visitor harassment so that our thriving tourism sector can experience further expansion,” the Minister added.   He was speaking at the opening ceremony for a sensitization workshop for parish judges at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on January 13.Mr. Bartlett said visitor harassment remains an issue for the tourism sector and, such, lauded the workshop’s participants for their interest in being sensitized on the issue and how they can help to curb it.   He pointed out that the industry, having soared to levels “beyond our wildest imagination” in 2017, must be “protected at all costs”.Mr. Bartlett said despite challenges with visitor harassment, recent surveys indicate that up to 60 per cent of tourists are “very satisfied” with the Jamaican experience, with 42 per cent being repeat visitors.“Our intention is for those numbers to be higher…so we have no room for complacency.  The visit should resonate so well with those who land on our soil that they will unhesitatingly give us an A plus rating consistently,” he emphasized.Mr. Bartlett said, in this regard, industry stakeholders have a pivotal role to play in safeguarding the sector, adding that “we have to be very firm in our pledge to decrease incidents of harassment and, over time, see to its elimination”.Release: JISlast_img read more