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State of Emergency Ends Today

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Today, June 30, marks the end of a three-month State of Emergency in Dominica.The initial period was from April 1st to 20th and was extended for a total of three months following a sitting of Parliament.The Act allowed for Government to impose restrictions to contain the coronavirus threat to public health.Individuals who were not considered essential workers were prohibited from being outdoors in public places from 6pm to 6am on weekdays, with a total lock down on weekends.The island is almost fully reopened now except for sporting facilities and events and commercial passenger travel.The Hon Prime Minister, Chair of the Cabinet Subcommittee on Covid19, Roosevelt Skerrit, said Sunday that the emergency powers jurisdiction would not be extended past June 30th.“The Emergency Powers [Act] comes to an end on Tuesday, 30th.  The Government is not intending to extend this. Therefore, in large measure we will go back to the normal or the new normal,” he said. The Hon Minister for Health and Wellness, Dr Irving McIntyre responded to the question of what the new normal will be after today.“We’re back to where we were before,” he said hastening to add that “before, we didn’t have Covid; now that we have Covid, we have to make sure that we can practice all these public health and social measures that we’ve had in place, which is what has brought our success.”He listed proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette,wearing masks and sanitisation.Hon McIntyre also stated that there was a decrease in influenza-like symptoms for which he credits the guidelines promoted to curb the new coronavirus.“As a matter of fact,” he said, “Up to March of this year, influenza-like symptoms were down to 4 cases per week. Prior to these measures we put for Covid we used to get 25 cases a week.“It just shows you how wearing a mask, washing of hands and proper respiratory etiquette can cut down these things. This is what we want to emphasize.” Tweetcenter_img 223 Views   no discussions LifestyleLocalNews State of Emergency Ends Today by: – June 30, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Overnight Crash Claims Greensburg Man

first_imgGREENSBURG — A Decatur County man was killed in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 421 and S.R. 3 early Wednesday morning.Anthony Hoegeman, 36, of Greensburg was the driver of an SUV that was found underneath the trailer portion of a semi, police said.Authorities received a call about the accident at 2:47 a.m. Greensburg Police requested an accident reconstructionist from the Indiana State Police to assist in the investigation and reconstruction of the crash scene.The intersection was closed for approximately three and half hours. The accident remains under investigation.Greensburg officers were assisted on the scene by the Indiana State Police, Decatur County Coroner’s Office, Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Fire and Decatur County EMS.last_img read more

State Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. – State troopers are offering a few safety tips during the Halloween holiday.Parents and children will be out in full force over the next few days trick-or-treating and police would like to remind residents to observe a few rules that endorse a fun and safe evening:Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious.Motorists are reminded that they should also do their part in making Halloween safe for children.last_img read more

Drug investigation removes Greenwood Junior High School golf coach from the clubhouse

first_imgColumbus, In. — An Indiana State Police drug investigation in central Indiana resulted in the arrest of the head varsity golf coach at a Greenwood school.On Tuesday the Indiana State Police All Crimes Policing Team and Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped a vehicle driven by Benjamin Beatty, 37, of Columbus, on State Road 46 near Carr Hill road. After Beatty resisted officers a search of his vehicle was conducted.During the search, police recovered an ounce of suspected methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Police then requested and received a search warrant for his Lafayette Street home and a motel room rented in his name, both in Columbus. At those locations, police found more methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, syringes, packaging material, counterfeit currency and paraphernalia.During the course of the investigation, police learned Beatty was the varsity golf coach at the Greenwood Junior High School.last_img read more

Thunderhill boosts Stock Car, Modified winner shares for Bouche Memorial

first_imgBy Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. – In memory of Nathan Bouche, Thunderhill Raceway and its proud sponsors have pulled out all the stops raising the feature winner’s share of the purse for the Olson Fabrication IMCA Stock Cars to a hefty $1,500 this Saturday, May 24.The Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds also received a pay boost with the feature winner taking home $1,000 for their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. There are no added pit fees for the added purse. Members pay $20 a pit pass while non-members pay $25.The final number on the 2014 banquet contingency has reached $30,000. To be eligible, no driver can miss more than three nights of racing the entire season.Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.last_img read more

Manchester City face Balotelli reunion

first_img It has now been confirmed City will play Balotelli’s current club AC Milan in their semi-final at the four-team Audi Cup in Munich in July and August. The controversial Balotelli left City in January after an eventful two-and-a-half-year spell at the Etihad Stadium. Hosts Bayern Munich and Brazilian club Sao Paulo are the other clubs taking part in the two-day competition, which will see games played at the Allianz Arena on July 31 and August 1. Another former City player, Nigel de Jong, could also be in action for Milan while Jerome Boateng, also once of the English side, now plays for European champions Bayern. City also take part in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong in July along with Tottenham, Sunderland and South China FC. Their pre-season programme also includes games in South Africa and a friendly against Arsenal in Helsinki. Press Associationcenter_img Manchester City face a possible reunion with former striker Mario Balotelli in Germany this summer.last_img read more

Harvey has the right profile

first_imgHarvey Logan took full advantage of a light weight as he struck in the Profile Systems Kommerling Handicap Hurdle at Naas. Press Association The jockey was riding his first winner since returning from injury after breaking his leg in a fall at Clonmel in April. Meade said: “Just about! He nearly deserves it, although he’s been a bit disappointing really. He’ll go for more of the same. He seemed to stay well and like that ground, although he won’t see much more of that. “Harvey Logan was one of the Hole In The Wall gang, one of Butch Cassidy’s men.” John Nicholson’s seven-year-old Mill Forge had run just three times in his career ahead of the Andrew and Bridget Kenny Memorial Maiden Hurdle, but with a third at Fairyhouse earlier this month after a long lay-off, there was every chance he would be competitive. So it proved, as the 5-1 shot was always prominent and led over the final two flights before holding the challenge of Champoleon by three-quarters of a length under Danny Benson. The trainer said: “He’s as good a horse as I’ve had in a long, long time. Chasing will be his game and he won’t be too long over hurdles. He might have one more run over hurdles. “We’ve always thought a lot of him and gave him plenty of time. We’re eyeing up Cheltenham next March – my father always told me to aim high!” Willie Mullins mopped up the closing Kildare Post INH Flat Race when 6-5 favourite Lyrical Theatre, already a bumper winner at Sligo, evaded potential traffic problems to sweep clear for an impressive victory by nine and a half lengths under the trainer’s son Patrick. center_img The Noel Meade-trained five-year-old, carrying the familiar colours of JP McManus, had not won in seven outings coming into the race, but there was enough promise in the form book to warrant him being sent off a well-supported 6-4 favourite. Second all the way as Pencilhimin tried to make all the running, he did not pick up the leader until after the final flight, but Niall Madden had plenty in the locker as he took charge and then resisted the late run of Elishpour to score by half a length. last_img read more

No. 16 Seton Hall looks for home win vs St. John’s

first_imgSAVVY SENIORS: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 59 percent of all Pirates points over the last five games.LOVE FOR LJ: LJ Figueroa has connected on 35.8 percent of the 159 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 17 over the last three games. He’s also converted 67.9 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: St. John’s is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 14-4 when scoring at least 68.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Red Storm have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Pirates. Seton Hall has 40 assists on 73 field goals (54.8 percent) across its past three matchups while St. John’s has assists on 52 of 85 field goals (61.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: St. John’s has committed a turnover on just 15.8 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all Big East teams. The Red Storm have turned the ball over only 11.7 times per game this season and just 9.6 times per game over their last five games.___ February 21, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. John’s (14-12, 3-10) vs. No. 16 Seton Hall (19-7, 11-3)Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 16 Seton Hall looks for its sixth straight win over St. John’s at Prudential Center. The last victory for the Red Storm at Seton Hall was a 68-67 win on Feb. 13, 2014. No. 16 Seton Hall looks for home win vs St. John’scenter_img Associated Press For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

SB : Kuwik finishes with career-high 17 strikeouts in win over Binghamton

first_imgStacy Kuwik was in complete control. The Syracuse pitcher was mowing down the Binghamton batters at a torrid pace.But even Kuwik didn’t realize how many hitters failed to even make contact at the plate.‘I could see that I was handling a team pretty well and that a lot of them were sitting down instead of getting on,’ Kuwik said. ‘I knew I had a lot, I just didn’t know how many.’Kuwik struck out a career-high 17 batters to lead Syracuse to a 2-0 victory over Binghamton, completing a sweep of the team’s doubleheader in front of 133 at Skytop Softball Stadium on Thursday. SU ace Jenna Caira set the tone in the circle in the first game for the Orange (28-9, 5-1 Big East) with a season-high 13 strikeouts in a 6-1 win over the Bearcats (15-19, 6-3 America East). But on Thursday, Kuwik stole the spotlight with a dominant performance, throwing a complete-game and allowing just three hits.After Kuwik surrendered a leadoff double and threw a past ball that allowed the runner to advance to third base, she displayed pinpoint control and exceptional movement on her pitches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a runner 43 feet away from scoring, Kuwik struck out the next three batters in order. And that was only the start of her career day. She fanned the next 11 batters, recording the first 14 outs by strikeout.In the fourth inning, she struck out three Binghamton hitters on just 10 pitches.Kuwik’s two go-to pitches, her rise ball and curveball had an extra bite, even in chilly weather. And for the Bearcats, making contact was nearly impossible.‘They’re the ones I take out teams with all the time,’ Kuwik said. ‘And those were the two that were working the best.’Binghamton threatened in two different innings, moving a runner into scoring position, but Kuwik remained in control both times. With two outs in the top of fifth inning, she hit a batter and ran the count to 2-0 during the next at bat. Kuwik appeared to be losing the accuracy she relied on for most of the day.That’s when senior catcher Lacey Kohl came out to calm her down.‘She sometimes gets in a big rush. She started rushing her pitches,’ Kohl said. ‘It was really going out there and slowing her down and kind of slowing the game down all together.’And for a pitcher who works at a fast pace in the circle, the break helped her calm sown and she got out of the inning with a soft lineout to shortstop Morgan Nandin.While Kuwik was delivering a gem, Binghamton starting pitcher Demi Laney was matching her, confounding SU hitters and holding them scoreless through three innings. But with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Carrie Leigh-Thomas singled to keep the inning alive and freshman Julie Wambold extended her hands to crush a two-run shot over the left-center-field wall. It was her ninth homer of the year, tying her with Leigh-Thomas for the team lead and giving the Orange a 2-0 lead.‘We’re a home-run winning team and the more we hit home runs, the more we’re going to win,’ Kohl said.Those two runs were more than enough for Kuwik, who only allowed one more base runner after her fifth-inning funk.Kuwik worked quickly and got ahead in the count time and time again, staying sharp from her first pitch to her last one.‘I’m glad she stayed strong for the whole seven innings,’ Ross said. ‘Usually she throws hard for like four and then she loses it a little bit, but she did a great job today.’Kuwik’s dominant performance rarely relented and with at least one strikeout coming in each inning, Binghamton never had a chance to get on the board after the first inning.And like Kuwik, Ross was somewhat shocked after the game to learn her pitcher finished with 17 strikeouts.‘Is that how many she had?’ Ross asked. ‘I wasn’t even keeping track.’dgproppe@syr.edu Comments Published on April 12, 2012 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sweeney sees Cork win as turning point

first_imgTipp’s Conor Sweeney says beating Cork in the Munster championship gave the Premier County’s senior footballers the belief that has seen them reaching this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final.The Ballyporeen full-forward has been one of Tipp’s star performers in the run to the last four.Mayo provide the opposition on Sunday with a place in the Sam Maguire Cup decider up for grabs. Conor says the win over the Rebels is at the root of this year’s success.Tipp FM will have live commentary on the match, which gets underway at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with John Kennedy Motors, Cashel Road, Clonmel.In Hurling, Kilkenny boss Brian Cody is planning for the All Ireland final against Tipperary without Michael Fennelly.The former player of the year has been ruled out with Achilles tendon injury and former Cats goalkeeper Michael Walsh says he’ll be a big loss.last_img read more