Martin County Allows Facial Covering Order for General Public to Expire

first_imgHowever, facial coverings are still required for employees working inside grocery stores, restaurants, retail stores and gyms within the county.That order will not expire unless the state of emergency ends or Martin County officials decide that it is no longer needed. The mask ordinance that had required all Martin County residents to wear face coverings where social distancing is not possible has expired.County officials unanimously passed the order, which was valid for 30 days and was not renewed, on July 7.As of Aug. 7, Martin County has reported 3,802 coronavirus cases and 92 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.DOH UPDATE: COVID19 tests & positive cases down across FL, due to Isaias, testing sites closed. Operations returning to normal, likely the numbers will return to pre-storm. View Interactive charts https://t.co/0kRmexuk9V…Data at https://t.co/nMgy99qQoN & https://t.co/h6QC8YpKPc pic.twitter.com/DE7pBgNwxS— Martin County BOCC (@MartinCountygov) August 7, 2020last_img read more

Syracuse drops afternoon game at Colgate, 2-1

first_img Published on January 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu Syracuse (6-14-2, 5-4-1 CHA) began its three-game stretch of games away from Tennity Ice Pavilion today, as it faced off against in-state rival Colgate (20-3-1, 10-2-0 ECAC) in Hamilton. The game was tied going into the final period before SU ultimately fell to the Raiders, 2-1.Syracuse’s Abbey Miller was back in net after two straight starts by freshman Edith D’Astous-Moreau. Miller had 30 saves for the game, but a goal by Colgate’s Shae Labbe at the 12:30 mark of the third period put the Raiders on top for good. Syracuse has had trouble against the Raiders of late, last defeating Colgate in the 2014-2015 season.Colgate was first to score, as Jackie Leone scored on an unassisted goal at the 17:45 mark of the second period. Six minutes later, the Orange answered with its lone goal via a power-play score by SU’s Brooke Avery, her ninth goal of the season. SU was outshot by the Raiders 32-21.The Orange was successful on the penalty kill, killing all four of Colgate’s opportunities. The Raiders were able to deny the Orange on five of its six power-play opportunities, though, and Colgate’s Liz Auby was able to save 20 of SU’s 21 shots on goal.The Orange has lost seven of its last eight games. Syracuse takes the ice again at conference rival Penn State this weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Broncos hopeful after longest playoff drought for SB champ

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By 8 months ago Green, Lee help short-handed Warriors beat Rockets After changing his head coach or starting quarterback each of the past five winters, John Elway seems to have finally hit on rookies Vic Fangio and Drew Lock.A second-round draft pick from Missouri, Lock has won three of four starts, injecting a mix of nerve, novelty and mobility into a position that’s been a torrent of trouble in Denver ever since Peyton Manning’s retirement.Since a winless September that featured two last-second losses, the Broncos have gone 6-5 under Fangio, a first-year head coach at age 61.While the Broncos are finally feeling good about the two most important positions on the team, their ugly 2-6 start has doomed Denver to a third consecutive losing season for the first time since the Nixon administration.A loss Sunday to Oakland (7-8) would give the Broncos a third straight season with double-digit losses, something that hasn’t happened in more than half a century.Only two other Super Bowl winners have followed their victory parade with four consecutive non-playoff seasons — the post-Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants following Eli Manning’s second upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2012.”It’s like eating at a five-star restaurant and then next thing you know, you’re eating at McDonald’s every day,” defensive end Derek Wolfe said.“When you’re winning, everybody loves you. When you’re losing, everybody’s looking at you, like ‘Oh, maybe it’s his fault.’ And you take burden on yourself, you take that loss on yourself,” said Wolfe, who’s on IR with an elbow injury. “A true leader points fingers back at himself. So, it’s like I’m taking responsibility for all these losses, and it’s like, man, what more can I do?”The Packers and Giants also posted three losing records during their four-year playoff drought following Super Bowl wins, but Green Bay (.452) and New York (.438) had better winning percentages during their skid than Denver’s .428 winning clip since 2016.”It breaks your heart to keep losing like this,” Wolfe said after a loss at Buffalo last month.”It just defeats my soul,” suggested linebacker Von Miller after a loss at Kansas City two weeks ago.There are three other starters still on the roster who won Super Bowl 50 rings and all of them said they understand such deep feelings over the Broncos’ 27-36 record since beating Carolina for the title.”Oh yeah, definitely. I hate to lose,” cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. “They definitely dig into me.”Inside linebacker Todd Davis said lots of teams go through tough times but when they follow a successful Super Bowl run, the losing is harder to take — and shake.”They say the worst feeling is to have something and then lose it,” Davis said. “If you’ve never had it, you don’t understand the feeling. If you’ve been there and you won it, that’s all you want. All you want is that feeling again.”Kicker Brandon McManus said the precipitous decline is what bothers him the most.”I think it hurts even worst for the fact that we won the Super Bowl and didn’t even make the playoffs the year afterward, even though we were 9-7,” McManus said. “So you went right off the mountain down to the bottom, so you didn’t even slope down the hill. It was more of just you crashed.”So, losing now obviously I definitely agree it hurts because we know the work we put in during the week and the grind is the same, it’s just that we’re not getting the same results.”Unlike Davis, who said it hurts too much to watch the playoffs, McManus can’t turn away from the postseason.”Yeah, I watch every game. I’m a football fan at heart,” said McManus, who set an NFL record by going 10-for-10 on field goals in the Broncos’ run to their most recent title. “It’s difficult not playing in the playoffs because we’ve done it and that’s all our aspirations is to get there and to play in the big game.”There’s nothing we can do about it now. Obviously, we didn’t do enough early in the season to give us a chance here down the stretch, but we’re looking forward to figuring out the best way to make sure we’re not sitting here in the same position next year.”All five of those Super Bowl 50 veterans said there’s reason for optimism in Denver — even more so if Harris and Wolfe don’t leave via free agency — because the Broncos finally have stability at head coach and quarterback.“It’s a stepping stone in the right direction,” McManus said. “Now you know who you’re rolling with.” 8 months ago French tourist hurt in fall from rocks in Sydney Last Updated: 26th December, 2019 11:01 IST Broncos Hopeful After Longest Playoff Drought For SB Champ After changing his head coach or starting quarterback each of the past five winters, John Elway seems to have finally hit on rookies Vic Fangio and Drew Lock. 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Ngafuan Warns of Illiteracy Threat to Nation

first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has warned that if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, it will be illiteracy that will instead put an end to the country.The Foreign Minister used his Commencement Convocation speech at the Salvation Army-run William Booth High School’s 15th Graduation Exercise to caution the nation about the risk of illiteracy.“We must dedicate more and more of our nation’s resources to education, because of a simple and somber truth, if Liberia does not put an end to illiteracy, illiteracy will put an end to the country,” Minister Ngafuan stated amidst applause at a jam-packed ceremony that took place over the weekend at the school’s premises in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.He stressed that schools must build libraries and research centers that are conducive for learning to enable Liberian students compete with the cinemas and the beaches.The Minister then emphasized the need for schools to build ‘fantastic’ reading rooms, and recreation centers that can compete with the ‘fantastic Fridays’ that see Liberian students flood the beaches and alcoholic beverages-filled bars expending their youthful energies and exuberance on things that will accrue little benefits to them in the future.To the graduates, 192 of them styled, ‘Pa-Da-Stra-A-Da-Stra (a German expression meaning, ‘From difficulties to success’), the Foreign Minister said, “My advice to you is to read, read, read, and read. Your commencement today is the first step…My first advice to you is to move on with your education, because acquiring a high school diploma is no guarantee for success in the new Liberia. Do not allow this little success to make you drunk. He added that no one ever finishes book.”He urged them, upon leaving the high school of William Booth, to venture into the ‘hard school of life’.To the parents, he urged them, “never to refrain from engaging their children at all levels of their development, especially during their formative years. Any responsible and caring parent would like to know what kind of peers your children mingle and interact with.”The Valedictorian for the graduates, Reggie Feahn, urged his fellow graduates to match expectations with their level of education.Student Feahn who built his speech on the topic, “Education, The Instrument for Nation Building,” appealed to the government to increase its subsidiaries to private schools, noting that education is the light in darkness, and the foundation on which Liberia will be built.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mail delivery to happen today after Canada Post cancels lockout threat

first_imgCanada Post wants to change the pension scheme for new hires, moving them to a defined contribution plan instead of a defined benefit plan. Many private sector companies have moved to defined contribution plans because they reduce costs for companies and shift the risk for future payouts onto employees, who are no longer guaranteed a set return in retirement.The pension proposal is one other public sector unions are watching closely. If Canada Post’s proposal is adopted, it could signal the direction the government wants to take in future talks with other unions. Ottawa, O.N. – There were signs of progress Sunday in a contract dispute between Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of its workers as talks resumed and the post office withdrew a threat to lock out its workers.Canada Post issued a brief statement that said it had withdrawn its lockout notice “which will allow both parties to focus their efforts on serious negotiations.”“We are also expecting the union to honour their repeated public statements that they have no plans to issue a strike notice,” it said. “Assurance from both parties that the postal system will remain open for business while we negotiate will provide the certainty that Canadians and our employees are looking for.”- Advertisement -The Crown corporation’s news release followed a statement earlier Sunday from Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk, who encouraged the two sides to continue discussions beyond a deadline of 12:01 a.m. ET today that Canada Post had set.“I am pleased that there has been movement at the bargaining table and that progress is being made,” the minister said.“I remain hopeful that an agreement can be reached by the parties.”Advertisement Canada Post initially served a lockout notice to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for last Friday, but later delayed the notice until Monday.The post office and the union were saying little Sunday, leaving the federal government to confirm the two sides were back at the negotiating table.The two sides are far apart on two major issues — wages and pensions — after seven months of negotiations, including 60 days of conciliation talks and more than 30 days with federal mediators.The union wants rural and suburban mail carriers to be paid by the hour, like urban letter carriers, rather than by how many packages they deliver.Advertisementlast_img read more