Masking Masks Mandatory?

first_imgOriginal post:Tuesday night, the Franklin County Health Board voted in support of making it mandatory to wear a mask in public throughout the county.  The decision was unanimous among members of the body at its regularly scheduled meeting. Brookville, IN —Update:Franklin County may issue a mask mandate, after a vote from the Franklin County Health Department on Tuesday evening.  The Board voted unanimously, according to White Water Publications, towards the mandate but expressed they would be seeking input from the Franklin County Commissioners and Council, as well as the FCHD attorney on wording before moving forward.  No date was proposed for the mandate. There have been 26 new cases reported to the Indiana State Department of Health for Franklin County Since July 1.  All questions or concerns should be directed to the Health Department office at 765-647-4322. Citizens are asked not to call 911 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to report on non-compliance.last_img read more

Helenius in plea to club

first_img Villa officially confirmed on Tuesday they are in negotiations with Aalborg over striker Helenius, expressing hope of concluding a deal by the end of next week. The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by Denmark, was the second-highest scorer in the Danish league last season with 16 goals from 33 league games. Addressing the talks between the two clubs, Helenius said: “I hope AaB will show enough co-operation and not demand too much money for me. The market is not ready for big transfers at the moment.” Press Association Aston Villa target Nicklas Helenius has urged current club Aalborg not to scupper his move by demanding an over-the-top fee.center_img He added: “I have already secured the club a lot of money through my goals, and I am on my first professional contract, so I am not making an awful lot of money.” Aalborg’s new sports director Allan Gaarde has revealed the two clubs have yet to reach a compromise on the fee following an initial round of talks, although they are closing in. “We had a long debate, but we’ve not quite agreed,” said Gaarde, speaking to Nordjskye. “However, we are close, so we have given Nicklas permission to travel to Birmingham at the weekend and look at the situation.” Given manager Paul Lambert’s policy of letting young players make a name for themselves, Helenius is naturally eager to join the club. “Aston Villa is a very exciting club known to use young players,” added Helenius. “I therefore think the club will be taking me to England and letting me play. I do not want to come to England to sit on the bench.” If a deal can be ironed out, Helenius would become Lambert’s second acquisition this summer following the recent capture of Aleksander Tonev from Lech Poznan. Lambert is also understood to be closing in on a move for another Denmark international in 20-year-old Ivorian-born centre-back Jores Okore who currently plays for Nordsjaelland. last_img read more

Reds top-four hopes dashed

first_img Brendan Rodgers’ side are six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with two games to play and a goal difference of 14 to overcome, meaning they will almost certainly be playing Europa League football next term. Gerrard plays his final game at Anfield next Saturday against Crystal Palace before leaving for Major League Soccer, while Chelsea’s victory tour continues at West Brom on Monday week. Terry’s season will finish by lifting the Premier League trophy on May 24, something Gerrard will now never do. The Blues last season ended Liverpool’s hopes of a first championship in 24 years and Gerrard has not been allowed to forget it. Gerrard’s slip allowed Demba Ba to score in that fateful fixture at Anfield and he was the subject of plenty of songs on Sunday. Mourinho subsequently spoke of football’s authorities wanting Chelsea to be “the clowns in the circus” on a day which felt like a coronation for Liverpool in a fixture which came in close proximity to the Blues’ Champions League semi-final. Twelve months on and it was Liverpool – unchanged following their win over QPR – who felt like clowns, standing either side of a blue carpet to form a guard of honour. Terry scored with ease, with Gerrard taking advantage of similarly slack marking in a contest which lacked the usual intensity between these familiar enemies. Gerrard was replaced 11 minutes from time, with Mourinho leading the applause, which swiftly drowned out the boos, as the match ended level. Chelsea made five changes, with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek given his first start, while Diego Costa was not risked and is unlikely to feature again this term. Chelsea showed there would be no let-up despite sealing the title with three matches to spare and poor defending contributed to Terry’s opening goal. The Chelsea captain climbed above Rickie Lambert to meet Cesc Fabregas’ corner and his header beat Gerrard on the line. It was Terry’s fifth Premier League goal of the season and 39th in all, taking him beyond David Unsworth’s record for a defender. Fabregas had in the first minute been booked by referee Andre Marriner for a late challenge on Raheem Sterling and then tugged the Liverpool livewire back, only to escape further censure and a possible dismissal. Martin Skrtel, Adam Lallana and Lambert all received bookings for various misdemeanours in a disjointed contest. Thibaut Courtois saved from Philippe Coutinho and Simon Mignolet denied Fabregas before Chelsea were forced into a change as Kurt Zouma hobbled off to be replaced by Gary Cahill. Gerrard, who appeared to be struggling with the pace of the game, slipped when challenging Fabregas down Chelsea’s right, much to the delight of the home support, who then sang “Steven Gerrard, he slips when he wants”. The Liverpool skipper’s riposte was a goal. After Branislav Ivanovic was booked for a foul on Lallana, Jordan Henderson floated a free-kick to the far post and Gerrard, unmarked, headed in. There was no celebration after his team-high 12th of the season. Coutinho fired wide from Sterling’s tee-up early in the second period as Liverpool resumed strongly. Chelsea were dangerous on the counter-attack, though, and Willian fired wide in a move which began when Gerrard lost out to Fabregas. Liverpool’s defence next opened up for Fabregas, but he scuffed his left-footed shot at Mignolet before then having an effort blocked by Skrtel. Eden Hazard next skipped past Gerrard but was crowded out as he tried to find space to shoot. It was the Liverpool captain’s final action as he was replaced by Lucas. Coutinho’s deflected effort temporarily sent Courtois the wrong way, but the goalkeeper recovered, and Henderson volleyed wide as the winner never came for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard will not be Liverpool’s saviour this season after a 1-1 draw at Premier League champions Chelsea effectively ended the visitors’ hopes of a top-four finish. Press Association Liverpool needed to inflict Chelsea’s first home loss in the league this season to keep their slim chances of qualifying for the Champions League alive, but the visitors fell behind to John Terry’s header after five minutes. Gerrard, described by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as a “dear enemy” ahead of their final bout, equalised with a header before half-time, but it was not enough for the Reds at Stamford Bridge. last_img read more

Woman stabs boyfriend for looking through her phone

first_imgA Florida woman has been arrested after she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend multiple times because he looked through her phone.The incident occurred Thursday around 4:25 am in Gainesville, Florida.Officials say when they responded to the home, they were told that 25-year-old Ashanti Bradley and her boyfriend got into an argument about infidelity after he found messages between Bradley and another man on her phone.The victim says when he got into Bradley’s face during the argument, he then felt something in his shoulder area. When he looked down he realized that he had been stabbed with a knife.The victim and Bradley then began fighting over the knife at which point the victim was stabbed two more times in the neck and in the shoulder before the blade broke off inside of the victim.The victim was able to get the blade out of his body and called the police.Bradley told deputies that she was fearful for her life so during the argument she tucked a knife in her waistband.  Deputies later determined that Bradley acted of her own freewill and had no injuries to her person.She has since been charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and has a $30,000 bond.last_img read more

Bridge the Gap on April 10

first_imgELLSWORTH — The fifth annual Bridge the Gap series of races across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Prospect will take place Sunday, April 10.Three races will be held: the one-mile Fun Run, a 5K out-and-back race and a 10-mile loop around Verona Island.All races will start at Fort Knox and finish at the Verona Island Picnic Area. A shuttle bus will transport runners back to their cars.All finishers will receive a medal.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRegistration costs for the 10-mile race are $30 before April 1 and $40 on race day and, for the 5K, $15 before April 1 and $20 on race-day.Only pre-registered runners get a T-shirt.Packet pick-up and race-day registrations will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m., and races will start at 10.For more information, visit bridgethegaprace.org.last_img read more

Pass/no pass policy extends to major requirements for spring semester

first_imgUndergraduate students will be able to choose whether to switch their spring semester courses from a letter grade to a pass/no pass option starting Monday, the University announced in an email to students, faculty and staff. The deadline to do so is April 24. Courses taken pass/no pass will apply toward major, minor and University graduation requirements for the spring 2020 semester only. The change in policy also temporarily waives the current maximum of 24 total units, including four general education units,  that can be taken pass/no pass.  While students still have the opportunity to receive a letter grade, once they switch to pass/no pass, their decision is final. Pass/no pass courses do not affect students’ GPA. Graduate students will need to contact their academic departments to determine whether their program will partake in the new grading policy. The deadline to withdraw from classes will also be extended to May 1 for both undergraduate and graduate students. center_img “We hope that these changes will assist you in completing an intellectually stimulating and healthy spring semester,” the email read. “We are determined to continue the academic excellence of our university.” “The unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 require us to consider different ways to continue academic progress at USC,” the email read. “This is a time of anxiety and uncertainty, and we seek to help ease the pressure when we continue spring semester remotely beginning Monday.”last_img read more

Elaine Thompson headlines star-studded Jamaica Invitational meet

first_imgElaine Thompson Jamaican sprint queen, Elaine Thompson, will headline a cast of some of the world’s top athletes set to compete at the Jamaica International Invitational Track Meet at the National Stadium on May 20.The double Olympic champion sped to a wind-assisted 10.71 to win the 100 meters, at last year’s meet but this year she will only compete in the 200 meters, the event at which she is also the world silver medalist.World 100 meters hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison will be visiting the shores of Jamaica for the first time. Apart from the US Olympic Trials, Harrison swept all of her 100m hurdles races last year to win the Diamond Race in her event.javon Francis…to lead Jamaica’s men 400 meters chargeOlympic 200 meters silver medalist Andre De Grasse will challenge world 400 meters silver medalist LaShawn Merritt over half a lap of the track, while former world 100 meters record-holder Asafa Powell will be joined by Mike Rodgers of the USA in the marquis event.World and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson takes on fellow Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400 meters, while Olympic finalist Christania Williams will contest the 100 meters, and Javon Francis will lead the Jamaican charge in the men’s 400 meters.last_img read more

Racing to resume at ParisLongchamp after receiving police approval

first_img Share Related Articles Horse racing in France is due to resume behind closed doors on Monday after gaining ‘ strong support from the ministers in charge of racing’.Police have given the green light for the sport to resume at Paris Longchamp on Monday, after being suspended since 17 March due to the ongoing pandemic.France Galop president Edouard de Rothschild tweeted: “We obtained and received from the Prefecture de Police de Paris the authorisation to resume racing on May 11. This is very good news and a real victory!”Last week, France’s Ministry of Agriculture conditionally approved France Galop’s action plan to resume racing, matching the strict proviso of the French government’s ‘phase-1’ social easing orders.Olivier Delloye, chief executive of France Galop, admitted that he was ‘relieved’ that racing was given the green light to go ahead.He said: “I was very much relieved by the news we got this morning. As we already announced, we have had some strong support from the ministers in charge of racing – the ministers for finance and agriculture – so it was more a question of local areas allowing us to proceed.“We have explained in close detail how we will race behind closed doors and we have had positive feedback from them.”It comes as UK racing is continuing to ramp up its preparations for the sport to resume, with officials planning for a May resumption date.Earlier this week, Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) Nick Rust revealed that racing could resume within a week of being given the green light from the government. However Rust emphasised that racing can only resume once ‘it’s safe to do so’. Submit Share On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: June 11 report

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Garrett Prilliman, born in 1994, of Mulvane was charged with aggravated indecent liberties, a level 3 felony; indecent solicitation of a child, a level 6 person felony; and indecent liberties with a child a level 5 felony.On March 20, Prilliman is accused of engaging in the act of sexual intercourse with a child, who was 15, at his home at 615 Russell Street in Mulvane. Allegedly, Prilliman also persuaded the child to submit to anal sodomy, lewd fondling or touching and oral sex according to the complaint.•••••Austin Herod, Katelyn Howard and Eli Koehn, all of Medfield, Okla. were charged with consumption of cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor on May 10.Charles Avery, of Wakita, Okla. was charged with furnishing alcoholic liquor to an underage adult, a class B misdemeanor; and contributing to a child’s misconduct or deprivation, a Class A misdemeanor.Avery is accused of purchasing beer, tequila and/or wine to Herod, Howard and Koehn and four others who were under 21 years of age. He also allegedly encouraged four juveniles under the age of 18 of consuming alcohol.•••••Erica Terrell of Udall was charged with driving under the influence, her fourth conviction of a lifetime, a non-person felony which requires a mandatory 90 days in jail and maximum one year sentence.Terrell was also charged with driving while being a habitual violator, a Class A misdemeanor; refusing a PBT, a traffic infraction; failure to provide proof of insurance; failure to provide proof of insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; and failure to maintain one lane, a traffic infraction.Terrell was accused on May 17 of crossing the clearly marked lanes. She had been convicted of DUI in Sedgwick County District Court in October 2011, Wichita Municipal Court in October 2011, and Sedgwick County District Court in May 2012.Her court deposition is July 10, at 1:30 p.m.•••••Jared Holden, 19, of Argonia was charged with minor in consumption of alcohol on May 26, 2014.————————— The following are recent convictions and dismissals of major Sumner County District court cases where a verdict has been rendered by a Sumner County judge or jury.•••••Jason Michael Stallings, born in 1977, of Wellington pled guilty to distributing certain hallucinogenics less than 3.5 grams, a level 4 drug felony. Four Level 2 drug felonies were dismissed.Stallings had been accused of distributing methamphetamine in a series of alleged drug sales at the Wellington Steakhouse Motel from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2013.••••Brady Holmes, 47, of Glendale, Ari. and Jill Welch, 46, of South Range, Wisc. both had their Drug felony level 1 charges dismissed for a drug bust that occurred at the Kansas Start Casino in March.Holmes was accused of two counts of distributing methamphetamine in a greater quantity of 100 grams.  Welch was charged with one count of distributing meth in greater quantity of 100 grams and possession of methamphetamine which were both dismissed.•••••Josefa Rodiguez, born in 1989, of Bartlesville, had both of her level 4 and 5 drug felony charges dismissed after pleading guilty to possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was accused on Aug. 23, of making an illegal U-turn in Sumner County while possession thee baggies of marijuana and $5,100 in currency.•••••David Colling, born in 1985, of Caldwell had his felony 5 robbery charge dismissed. But he did pled guilty to domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm of a family member, a Class B misdemeanor.•••••Christopher Nickum, born in 1978, of Oxford had his felony 5 robbery charge dismissed. But Nickum did pled guilty to domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm of a family member, a Class B misdemeanor.last_img read more

Broward County Epicenter of Coronavirus in Florida

first_imgSouth Florida appears to be the epicenter of the coronavirus in the state with 70 cases in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.Broward has the most with 39. An Orange County woman is the fifth resident to die of the virus and health officials say the 79-year-old had underlying health issues. A mandatory curfew in the Town of Palm Beach will start tonight to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Also all public beaches on Palm Beach will be closed.——Efforts are underway to make it easier to get tested for the coronavirus in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Parks have been taking precautions to protect the health of our employees, guests, and the community from exposure to COVID-19. Broward County Parks are open for passive use only, and the following will be put into effect immediately until further notice: Election locations at Broward County Parks are open. All organized athletic leagues, games, races, practices, and tournaments are canceled. All recreation programs are canceled. All permitted events, such as spring break camps and camp trips (both public and private) are canceled. Halls and shelter rentals are closed. Water parks are closed – Castaway Island, Paradise Cove, Splash Adventure, and Tropical Splash. The splash pad at Miramar Pineland is closed. Barkham at Markham and Woofing Waters at Quiet Waters are closed. Marinas are closed – Plantation Heritage, Quiet Waters, Tree Tops, T.Y., and West Lake parks. The velodrome is closed. The Target Range at Markham is closed. Deerfield Island Park and Hollywood North Beach Park are closed. Nature center exhibit halls are closed.All programs and rental reservations will be credited or fully refunded.The following concessionaires and public/private partners will also close to the public: All Golf at C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines. Broward Ski & Wakeboard School at C.B. Smith Park. Butterfly World at Tradewinds Park & Stables, Coconut Creek. Equine-Assisted Therapies at Tradewinds Park & Stable, Coconut Creek. Everglades Holiday Park airboat rides and gator shows. Koslov Tennis Academy (C.B. Smith Park) and Lakeshore Tennis Center (Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome). Ski Rixen USA at Quiet Waters Park. Zack’s Snacks at Hollywood North Beach Park.With health as our top priority, it’s hard not to think of how our parks help us by reducing anxiety and stress. If patrons are able and it feels safe, take a walk or bike ride in a park. Visitors should follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): wash your hands; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick; and put a distance of six feet between yourself and other people.Parks’ employees continue to follow CDC personal hygiene recommendations and are increasing sensitization of our facilities.As the current situation changes daily, we encourage everyone to check for any updates by visiting Broward.org/Parks.For more information about COVID-19 visit Broward.org/Coronavirus.last_img read more