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Delray Beach, Boca Raton Issue Recommendations to Wear Face Masks

first_imgHowever, Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer later clarified that there are no plans at this time to issue citations to anyone who does not follow the recommendations.Other municipalities in South Florida, particularly in hard-hit Miami-Dade County, are now requiring everyone to wear face coverings inside businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants.Within Palm Beach County, Delray Beach and Boca Raton are among the municipalities with the most COVID-19 cases. Two cities in south Palm Beach County announced Thursday afternoon that they are recommending their residents and visitors wear face masks in public, in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus.Boca Raton and Delray Beach took the precautionary steps within hours of each other.The actions come after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines this week and recommended that people wear “cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”The Boca Raton executive order adds that people should not use surgical masks or N95-rated masks, which are “critical supplies for health care workers, police, fire, emergency management, or other persons engaged in life and safety activities.” Chrissy Gibson, the communications and marketing manager Boca Raton, says if people defy an emergency order with a mandate, authorities could issue a “notice to appear” in court.If a judge determines the person was violating the order intentionally, the individual could be charged with a second-degree misdemeanor, Gibson adds.last_img read more

Referees gear up for the championship season

first_img ‘I need a ruling!’ That’s a common cry at golf championships everywhere – and England Golf’s referees are ready to respond.As the playing season gets underway, 50 of the country’s leading referees have been attending an England Golf seminar to sharpen their skills and update them on championship policy for 2016.It’s the first time the seminar has taken place and the two-day event at Woodhall Spa – the home of England Golf – included practical sessions, a refresher on changes to the rules, an introduction to the new pace of play policy and the R&A’s Level 3 exam.“We’ve been delighted by the response of the referees and the number who have attended the seminar,” said Toby Thorne, England Golf’s Deputy Championship Director. “It’s a great opportunity to get together at the start of the season and ensure a consistent approach throughout all our events.”Feedback on England Golf championships frequently focusses on pace of play issues and this season there will be positive action to keep play moving smoothly and more quickly.Toby Thorne said: “We will be taking a proactive stance, with positive action to speed up the pace of play and keep the field flowing. While we don’t want to start penalising players it is more likely that we will see players on the clock.“This is a big step forward and keeps us in line with other golfing bodies and with the R&A’s new policy.”A new refereeing system, with each championship team led by a Tournament Director, will co-ordinate the policy and ensure consistency at all England golf events.The seminar also focussed on rules changes introduced this year, including one which affects players signing for a wrong score in stroke play (Rule 6-6d); the anchoring of clubs which will affect players using long-handled putters (Rule 14-1); and the use of artificial devices (Rule 14-3).It also looked at relief from ‘temporary immovable obstructions’ such as on-course scoreboards, which has become increasing relevant with the growing use of branding at championships.The referees were asked to sit the R&A Level 3 exam if they had not taken it in the last four years. This will support England Golf’s decision to introduce The R&A Rules Education Programme in 2016, offering the opportunity to graduate through three tiers of Rules tutoring and learning. “We would like to be able to use our referees as tutors but they have to be R&A qualified,” explained Toby.Click here to find out more about England Golf’s championship conditions, including the pace of play policyClick here to find out more about the Rules on the R&A website(Image © Leaderboard Photography) 24 Mar 2016 Referees gear up for the championship season last_img read more

New County Homeless Shelter Construction Begins

first_imgBy Laura D.C. Kolnoski |OCEANPORT – Site work has started at a 3.1-acre location on the former Fort Monmouth where footings are being poured for a 4,500-square-foot temporary homeless shelter for adult men and women to be run by Monmouth County.If construction progresses as planned, the shelter is expected to open next summer, according to County Administrator Teri O’Connor. The exact occupancy date will be based on the final municipal inspections and availability of utility services, O’Connor said.The one-story “stick built construction” structure at the corner of Courier Avenue and Murphy Drive will have a 12-bed dorm for men, a four-bed dorm for women, separate restrooms and showers for men and women, a laundry room, a clothing sorting and storage room, a counseling office and a security desk. The central resident common area has a kitchen and pantry, a 16-person dining area, a computer nook and a seating area.The construction contract, awarded in May, went to Mixalia Enterprises, LLC of Shrewsbury, in the amount of $1.895 million, which will be funded by the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA), the agency overseeing the fort’s redevelopment.The shelter’s services are funded by the county and administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance, an organization that has worked with the county addressing the needs of homeless residents in recent years.The shelter will offer temporary housing and other services until more permanent housing and treatment services are identified. The former emergency homeless shelter, also in Oceanport, was destroyed in Super Storm Sandy. Its population was assigned to the John L. Montgomery Center in Freehold Township. That facility was purchased by a private concern two years ago.By statute and agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the county’s homeless shelter must be located in the Oceanport section of the fort. A suitable permanent site was identified last year, accepted by county, FMERA and Oceanport officials, and conveyed to the county by FMERA for $1.Two existing structures on the property have been demolished, O’Connor said, adding that engineering, roadwork and utility relocation are also part of the preliminary work. The site already includes a paved parking area. A groundbreaking ceremony was held there Aug. 9, attended by county and local officials.“We are able to hold this groundbreaking due to an all-out cooperative effort between the county and FMERA,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “We are grateful to everyone who had a hand in getting us to where we are today for their vision and support.”Original plans called for the homeless shelter to be made from two pre-fabricated modular structures connected by a bridge portion. That plan fell through last year when county officials learned prefabricated trailers were in short supply, as they were sent to other parts of the country where natural disasters like hurricanes and fires had occurred. Rather than wait, plans were expanded to include traditional stick built construction.“This new shelter will provide a temporary safe haven for homeless adults and lead them onto a path to a better quality of life,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry, the county’s FMERA representative. “There are strict criteria participants must follow. It’s an interim place to be sheltered until they can transition into new circumstances.”The county houses a fluctuating number of about 18 up to 30 homeless adults who are required to work or look for work and permanent housing during daylight hours. Occupants are allowed to remain at the emergency shelter for a maximum of 30 days.“We are committed to providing a safe location for people who are down on their luck to get back on their feet and become productive members of society. That’s what everyone wants,” O’Connor said.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Ask.com Powers Breast Cancer Cause-Search Campaign

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States and women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing invasive breast cancer. While there are a number of breast cancer-related corporate partnerships, only a few are fully embraced by health advocates. In recent years, environmental health organizations have formed the Think Before You Pink campaign as a backlash movement against companies that work on pink ribbon campaigns but manufacture products linked to the disease. Because Ask specializes in delivering information to its consumers, a public information campaign on breast cancer seems like a great fit. Says Graham, “When you engage a community of users, the service becomes more robust. It makes a positve difference in the online and offline world.” To change your skins and support Komen for the Cure visit the Ask Skins gallery. Tags:#Non-Profits#search#web dana oshiro Related Posts According to Ask.com spokesperson Nicholas Graham, while companies are expected to help community organizations, it’s not unheard of for these cause-related partnerships to also benefit the companies. After donating $25,000 to Autism Speaks through a targeted awareness campaign, 80,000 visitors changed their Ask home pages to Autism Speaks-related skins and 63% of campaign visitors became permanent users. Despite the fact that the promotion lasted only a few days, Ask saw a 10% increase over other holiday and non-cause related skinning promotions. In anticipation of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ask is building upon its community successes and teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in “Search for the Cure”. The search company is donating up to 50 cents per consumer who successfully answers a health fact and reskins their Ask homepage with a breast-cancer related graphic. The skins display a series of questions that challenge consumers’ understanding of breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. The campaign will last until the end of October and all proceeds will benefit Komen for the Cure and their mission to eliminate breast cancer. Similar to this Ask campaign, GoodSearch also runs cause-related campaigns in order to benefit charities. Rather than switching out page skins, GoodSearch users specify one of 83,000 charities and 50 per cent of all advertising-related payouts are designated to the charity of choice. Says Ask spokesperson Nicholas Graham, “Health and reference are already two of our strongest verticals. It makes sense for Ask to team up with Komen and increase awareness amongst our 50 million monthly visitors.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Projecting the USMNT lineup vs Colombia

first_imgWhen the U.S. national team took the unusual step of announcing it’s roster for the October friendlies a week earlier than usual, it provided an exciting glimpse of the future. Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams were all on the list and the trio regarded as the midfield of the future was going to get its chance to play together for just the second time ever.Injuries spoiled that scenario completely, with all three young midfielders suffering knocks with their clubs and forced to withdraw from the U.S. squad set to face Colombia and Mexico. It’s a scenario that has left interim U.S. coach Dave Sarachan with a midfield to rebuild, but with plenty of options to turn to.Enter Michael Bradley, the polarizing former U.S. captain who had spent almost a year away from the team after the USMNT’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. When he was first named to the squad, Bradley probably wasn’t expected to come in and start, but now given the circumstances you have to think the Toronto FC standout will slide right back into the U.S. starting lineup to help lead a squad that will be very young even if both he and Brad Guzan get starting nods. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Given Colombia’s stature as the tougher of the two opponents the Americans are set to face — not that Peru will be a cakewalk next week — it is a safe bet we see an older overall lineup on Thursday in Tampa than we see a week later against the Peruvians.WIth that in mind, here’s a look at the lineup Sarachan could turn to against Colombia:GOALKEEPERBrad Guzan MLS Atlanta United 09102017Zack Steffen has done an excellent job since settling into the starting role earlier this year, but Guzan has been brought in to push him for that starting job and should be in the lineup for one of the two friendlies.DEFENDERSJohn Brooks USMNT 03242017John Brooks is back and should return to the starting lineup given his excellent form in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg. Sarachan should partner Brooks with Matt Miazga once again after their solid showing together in the loss against Brazil.At fullback, DeAndre Yedlin should slide right into his usual starting role while Antonee Robinson earns another start at left back. FC Dallas right back Reggie Cannon is a player who merits a look, but it’s tough to see him starting in the first match of his first camp. The same can be said for Ben Sweat, even though he’s an older player than Cannon.MIDFIELDERSMichael Bradley USAThe absences of Pulisic, McKennie and Adams are a big blow for these particular friendlies, but Sarachan has a few different ways he can go in building his midfield. A logical approach would be to give Julian Green a starting nod in an attacking midfielder role. There isn’t much established depth behind Pulisic in the USMNT attacking midfielder depth chart, and Green has settled into that role for his club team and looked good in that role coming off the bench in the September win against Mexico.Will Sarachan give someone like Kellyn Acosta a look next to Wil Trapp in the center of the midfield, or will he give Bradley a chance to step right back into the starting lineup and form what could be a solid combination with Trapp? Sarachan could choose to start Acosta centrally, and deploy Green on the wing, but it doesn’t seem too likely that Sarachan starts out that way.On the wings, Kenny Saief is an intriguing option who should get some serious playing time in the upcoming friendlies. He can play on the wing, or as an attacking midfielder and could wind up being preferred to Green in that role. Tim Weah has struggled for playing time at Paris Saint Germain, but he should get another look in the starting lineup in at least one of the upcoming friendlies.One winger to keep tabs of is Jonathan Amon, a speedy wide player with a real penchant for taking on, and beating, opposing defenders. This is his first national team camp though, so a start against Colombia is probably a bit too ambitious, though he does have the talent to become a special player for the USMNT.FORWARDSPaul Pogba Bobby Wood France USA international friendly 2018Fresh off a two-goal performance for Bundesliga side Hannover, Bobby Wood comes into camp with some real confidence and, as much as plenty of fans would love to see Josh Sargent or Andrija Novakovich get a look, Wood should be the starter against Colombia.Novakovich has made a strong case for deserving more national team minutes given his run of form with Dutch side Fortuna Sittard, so look for him to see time in both October friendlies, even if he may have to wait a bit longer to earn a start.Sargent is a very intriguing option given how well he is playing for Werder Bremen’s U-23 team. He’s turning heads and moving closer to a first-team debut, but his goal-scoring success with the Bremen U-23s should have him in a very confident mood in what is just his second USMNT camp.4-2-3-1 (Most likely XI)GFX Projected XI vs Colombia 10102018A 4-2-3-1 makes the most sense given the personnel available and the opponent. The USMNT will need the extra bodies in midfield to try and cope with Colombia’s skilled attackers. We should be able to see more of a 4-4-2 later in the match. Getting Novakovich and Sargent on the field should be a priority, even if they don’t start.How effective will Bradley be? Trapp is a good partner for him in central midfield given how disciplined he is positionally. He also excels at putting himself in good spots to receive passes and circulating the ball.A Trapp-Acosta central tandem would also be interesting to watch. Acosta is playing for an awful Colorado Rapids team, but he has actually gained confidence and improved his form since being traded away by FC Dallas. Hopefully for Acosta’s sake, Sarachan doesn’t deploy him on the wing again.last_img read more


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Quebec premier names historic anglophone affairs minister in cabinet shuffle

first_imgMONTREAL – When Philippe Couillard was aspiring to be Quebec Liberal leader, he and Kathleen Weil met with members of the province’s main English-speaking advocacy group to discuss its wish for a secretariat of anglophone affairs.Six years later, the Quebec Community Groups Network has what it wanted.“From our perspective we have been listened to and this is a reality,” James Shea, the organization’s president, said Wednesday after Couillard named Weil as the secretariat’s first minister as part of a major cabinet shuffle.Couillard, elected premier in 2014, first announced the creation of the bureau in June.For now, Weil is a minister without a full department, as many details of the new secretariat have yet to be worked out, let alone announced.“I haven’t had briefings on the work that’s been done,” she said in an interview. “We still have to select the senior civil servant who will be running the secretariat.”Weil said a secretariat is like a department, but smaller.“It’s very historic,” she said. “It’s the first time there will be a secretariat with actual civil servants working specifically on the file for the English-speaking community.”Weil, who has worked for years inside and outside government on issues important to the province’s anglophones, said she doesn’t know what her budget will be or how many employees will be hired.“It wouldn’t be a large (office),” she said.For years, successive governments have named ministers responsible for liaising between the government and Quebec’s English-speaking minority.When the Parti Quebecois was briefly in power after the 2012 election, Jean-Francois Lisee — now party leader — held the post.Anglophone community groups have often complained about being taken for granted or ignored by the Quebec government, regardless of the party in power.Shea said the new office will ensure a dedicated bureaucracy inside the civil service working on behalf of Anglo-Quebecers.The secretariat will collect and analyze data about the English community to be of service to other departments when policy is developed. The new bureau will also be a “clearing house” where English speakers can go directly with questions about government services, he said.Sylvia Martin-Laforge, general director of the Quebec Community Groups Network, said she hopes a “couple dozen” employees are hired to work in the office.“The model we proposed is inspired by the secretariat for native affairs in Quebec City, and the secretariats in other provinces for their French-language minority,” she said.Helena Burke, head of the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders, represents the roughly 700-strong English-speaking community on the islands between Newfoundland and New Brunswick.She said the secretariat will be important for her community, up to 75 per cent of whom are unilingual.“Sometimes we feel like people only think there are anglophones in Montreal and that anglophones don’t exist in any part of the province, but in fact they do,” Burke said.“I would hope that the decision to implement such a structure would be there to increase support to our community, to listen to our needs and challenges and to work with us to offer more support and adaptive programs and services.”Couillard made other significant changes to his cabinet ahead of next year’s provincial election, although the main players in the finance (Carlos Leitao), health (Gaetan Barrette) and education (Sebastien Proulx) portfolios stayed in place.The most important departments to change hands were Transport, Immigration and Environment.A surprise in the shuffle was the appointment of 35-year-old backbencher Andre Fortin to head Transport, which is a challenging file due to the department’s large bureaucracy and past accusations of corruption.Couillard also boasted women now make up 47 per cent of his new cabinet.The general election is set for next October.last_img read more

Female aerobics teacher held for robbing 15 cr in Dwarka

first_imgNew Delhi: A 32-year-old woman aerobics teacher was arrested with her three associates in robbery case of Rs 1.5 crore in Bindapur area of Dwarka district. Police said that the victim in the case had hired the instructor for training, who passed information regarding cash kept in the victim’s house to other accused.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said that on the intervening night of March 30-31, the accused entered in the complainant’s room where he and his aunty were sleeping. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”All the accused started beating them and tied their hands, feet and mouth,” said DCP Dwarka. He further said that the accused fled away with valuables and money. Complainant has alleged that on March 30, his uncle and his two sons went to Beas, Punjab. His aunt was alone at home. Therefore, for the safety of his aunt, the complainant comes to her house in Bindapur for night stay. “Recently the victim’s family had sold a property. The aerobics teacher had information regarding the huge cash kept in the house,” an investigator said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe investigation further revealed that on the day of the incident, accused entered into the complainant’s house with the assistance of the lady as she had let the rear gate open during the evening. “The accused had also completed MBA,” he added. Police further added that on the basis of CCTV footage, it was learnt that total six persons were involved in the crime and subsequently, section 395 of IPC was added in the present case. On April 5, the team arrested one of the accused Baldev Singh who is the mastermind of the heist. On interrogation, he disclosed the name of the aerobics teacher, who gave them information. During the investigation, the police team conducted search operation in the outskirts of Aligarh, UP and other distant places in order to arrest the co-accused persons involved in the heist. The team constantly shadowed the accused persons technically and on the basis of disclosure of Baldev Singh, on April 7. “After tracking and obtaining the location of the mobile phones of accused Biru, he along with co-accused Sonu was arrested from the area of Sudarshan Park in Moti Nagar,” police said. On the disclosure of accused Baldev, a sum of Rs 40 lakh was recovered from his bank locker and case property of the present case. On the instance of Sonu total Rs 7.56 lakh was also recovered from his native village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh and two gold bangle were recovered from the possession of accused Biru.last_img read more

Commentary Scarlet Team has the advantage in Ohio States Spring Game

When the Scarlet and Gray teams face off in the Spring Game Saturday, the passing and blocking advantages give the Scarlet Team the edge for securing victory.The coaching staff was divided into Scarlet and Gray teams, which in turn drafted rosters to play against each other Saturday. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman will lead Scarlet along with assistant coaches Everett Withers, Mike Vrabel, and Tim Hinton. Defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell will coach Gray, with Kerry Coombs, Ed Warinner, Stan Drayton and Zach Smith assisting him.Braxton Miller, the rising sophomore starting quarterback of the Buckeyes, was drafted to the Scarlet roster. The quarterbacks for the Gray roster will be rising redshirt junior Kenny Guiton and incoming freshman Cardale Jones.As a true freshman, Miller showed his ability to be a dynamic dual-threat quarterback. While Miller had his ups and downs last season, this will be his first opportunity to take the field and show his progression with Herman leading the offense.Guiton had a strong Spring Game performance last season, completing 11 of 21 pass attempts for 167 yards and two touchdowns. That said, he is not the true playmaker that Miller is, and having him gives Scarlet a big advantage in the game.Additionally, the Scarlet team has a much more experienced offensive line. Four of this year’s five expected starters – rising redshirt junior Jack Mewhort, rising redshirt junior Corey Linsley, rising senior Reid Fragel and rising redshirt junior Marcus Hall – are on the Scarlet roster. The Gray roster includes rising junior guard Andrew Norwell, a returning starter from last season, but rising sophomore Antonio Underwood is the only other offensive lineman on their roster with any playing experience.Gray has an edge at the offensive skill positions. The top five returning receivers from last season – rising sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith, rising redshirt senior tight end Jake Stoneburner, rising junior wide receiver Corey Brown, rising redshirt sophomore wide receiver Verlon Reed, and rising senior running back Jordan Hall – are all on the Gray roster. That said, their success as receivers will rely upon Guiton’s ability to pass the ball, and Miller is the much more talented passer. Rising junior running back Carlos Hyde and redshirt junior Chris Fields highlight the skill position talent on the Scarlet roster.Scarlet is also loaded with much of OSU’s top defensive talent.The roster is led by rising junior defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, a massive, athletic defensive tackle who emerged as a star last season with 10 tackles for loss. Their roster also features possibly the most talented linebacker on the roster, rising sophomore Ryan Shazier, who played tremendously when he earned time in the starting lineup late last season. The Scarlet roster also features three of last year’s four starters from the secondary: rising redshirt junior safety C.J. Barnett, junior safety Christian Bryant and rising senior cornerback Travis Howard.Rising senior defensive end John Simon, who was a third-team AP All-American last season, will lead the Gray defense up front. Rising redshirt junior Adam Bellamy and rising redshirt senior Garrett Goebel are returning starters on the Gray defensive line, and the wild card for them up front could be senior Nathan Williams, a talented pass-rusher who missed the entire 2011 season with injury.However, while Gray might have an edge in comparing defensive lines, Scarlet has the edge among linebackers and defensive backs. The Gray roster only has two returning starters among the defensive back seven: rising redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino and rising redshirt sophomore Bradley Roby.Additionally, the Scarlet roster will have a clear edge in kicking field goals with rising junior Drew Basil. Rising senior punter Ben Buchanan will give Gray an edge in the field position battle, but Miller showed last season that he has the ability to drive the team to points from poor field position.As OSU is still learning the offense, I expect their defensive talent to have the better success in this game. That said, I expect Miller to lead the Scarlet offense to more breakthroughs, and therefore a Spring Game victory.Score Prediction: Scarlet 20, Gray 14 read more