Coronavirus: State of Emergency issued for Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County has been placed under a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus.The announcement was made Friday afternoon during a press conference with several top officials.According to Mayor Dave Kerner, while there are only two declared cases of the coronavirus in Palm Beach County, declaring a state of emergency will allow for much-needed government funding so that the city can hire more workers to administer testing for the virus among other concerns.Mayor Kerner also urged residents not to panic but to be more diligent about their personal health:“This state of emergency should not change anything in your life except to pay more attention to what’s going on, to be diligent in watching out for your personal health, and being even more concerned about not interacting unnecessarily or unscreened with vulnerable members of our community, i.e. those that are 65 years of age or older.”So far 47 people in Florida have contracted the virus and at least two people have died from it.The school district for Palm Beach County has made the decision to close public schools for two weeks starting on Monday. The Miami-dade school district is expected to make an announcement regarding their decision at 3:00 pm.While many public and government facilities have been shut down or are not operating at full capacity, Elections will continue to take place. Early voting ends Saturday.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Wanamaker leads No. 5 Pitt past Rhode Island 83-75

first_imgEARLY SEASON TEST—Pittsburgh’s Brad Wannamaker, left, goes around Rhode Island’s Ben Eaves to score in the first half Nov. 8, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Pitt ended a sluggish first half in the 2K Sports Classic opener by scoring nine consecutive points over the final 1:21 after Rhode Island went ahead 36-28. The Panthers then wore down Rhode Island with their size, defense and the experienced play of the backcourt of Gibbs and Wanamaker to offset the Rams’ 14 3-pointers.Delroy James scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half for Rhode Island, which trailed 76-74 with 1:41 to play before Pitt finished it off by making seven of eight free throws.“There’s a reason why teams don’t want to play them, especially on Nov. 8,” Dixon said. “You don’t want your first game to be against a team that presses and shoots 3s. They made some tough 3s and kept the game close, but we made free throws and got baskets when we needed to get them.”Pitt won its 14th consecutive season opener, eight under Dixon, and its 48th straight at home against a non-conference opponent. Gilbert Brown added 10 points and redshirt freshman Talib Zanna, starting for the injured Nasir Robinson, had nine points and 11 rebounds in his first college game.Akeem Richmond scored 16 points and Nikola Malesevic had 13 for Rhode Island, which lost despite making 14 of 31 from 3-point range to Pitt’s 3 of 16. The Rams, outrebounded 45-32, lost their 23rd straight to a ranked opponent and still haven’t beaten a Top 5 team in 12 years.Pitt knew Rhode Island wouldn’t be the usual rollover opponent that many ranked teams play in their opener, and the Rams—26-10 last season while reaching the NIT semifinals—weren’t as their uptempo style and pressure defense kept it close.“This felt like a tournament game,” Wanamaker said. “It was intense, and usually you don’t play a team this good in the first game. But I think it will help us.”The Rams’ biggest lead came on Will Martell’s basket 90 seconds before halftime but, right about then, Pitt began showing why it hasn’t won fewer than 25 games each of the last five seasons.“We wanted to take it right at them but, sometimes, that comes with the territory,” Rhode Island coach Jim Baron said of the momentum-shifting run.Gibbs converted a three-point play ahead of Wanamaker’s layup. Lamar Patterson’s first career basket, a dunk off Wanamaker’s feed, gave the Panthers a 37-36 halftime lead.“We started making layups,” Dixon said. “We charted that we missed nine layups in the first half. From that point on, we made them.”Still, Pitt — with four returning starters from its surprising 25-9 team of last season — never led by as many as three points until Gibbs’ steal and drive with 15:08 remaining made it 48-45. The teams traded leads nine times early in the second half, with Rhode Island’s final lead coming at 50-48 after James made two free throws and one of his five 3-pointers. Travon Woodall’s free throw gave the Panthers the lead for good at 54-53, and they opened leads of as many as eight before two late 3-pointers by James made it close.“You’ve got to take what they’re giving you, and they were giving us the 3,” said James, who was recruited to Rhode Island by new Pitt assistant Pat Skerry.Dixon likes playing early season exempt tournaments because they give his team extra games during a time they normally would be practicing. But they can create matchups that the coaches of highly ranked teams generally prefer to avoid early in a season; in 2003, Pitt had to rally to avoid losing to Georgetown, Ky., of the NAIA in an exempt tournament.Pitt was guaranteed of playing in the tournament’s semifinals Nov. 18 in New York even before playing Rhode Island. The Panthers play Illinois-Chicago in their second home game of the event Wednesday. by Alan RobinsonAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP)—All summer, his fellow coaches asked Pitt’s Jamie Dixon why he agreed to play an opponent like Rhode Island in the season opener. For most of Monday night’s game, Dixon was asking himself the same question.Brad Wanamaker scored 24 points, Ashton Gibbs had 22 and No. 5 Pittsburgh survived an upset scare in the nation’s first Division I game of the season, rallying from eight points down to beat the Rams 83-75.last_img read more

Nelson Reps grab four gold medals at Terry Walgren Tourney; U15s upset U16s

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer teams captured half of the gold medals as the 2013 Terry Walgren Rep Tournament concluded under sunny skies Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.Nelsonites won two golds on the girl’s side of the tourney and a pair of top prizes on the boy’s side.The Nelson U15 Girls were the proudest of the lot after knocking off their older U16 cousins in the U16 Girl’s final.Darian Voisard scored twice as the younger squad edged the older U16s for the second time on the weekend. Friday, Allie Zondervan scored the lone goal as the U15s upset the U16s 1-0. The U15s finished the tournament with a 3-0-1 record.In the U18 division, Nelson edged Kelowna United for the gold medal.Kootenay South won both the U14 and U15 Girls divisions with Nelson placing second in the U14 division.On the boy’s side, Nelson Selects took home the top prize in the U14 Boys Division while Nelson U17s won the U18 Boys title.Kootenay South edged Nelson Selects in the final of the U13 Boys while Kootenay South claimed the U15 Boy’s Division.A total of 29 teams from throughout the Kootenay region competed in the three-day tournament.Sunday also marked the debut of the B.C. Soccer U12 Festival Jamboree. Fourteen teams entered the tournament that kept no scores and no results.last_img read more

The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm – A Small Farm with a Big Purpose

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two school teachers left their careers to start a working farm that would become a day program for adults with disabilities, giving those individuals a chance to have a fulfilling day on the farm with meaning and purpose. Their 3rd Annual Fall Festival is coming up on September 15th! The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more from The HARD Acre Farm in Clark County, Ohio.last_img

a month agoLindelof: I’m a better person for Man Utd move

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof: I’m a better person for Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Victor Lindelof is happy to put down roots.The Swede penned a new deal this week.He told the club’s website: ““I think I’ve matured a bit more in my way of playing and upped my game a little bit more. Also, the things that I’m good at I’m even better now than I was before. Then, as a person, the club have helped me a lot, as have the players, and I think I’m a better person now.“I hope [I can develop] a lot, I want to be even better and I want to help the team win trophies and games. I want to improve and be even better than I am today, that’s my main goal, and I know I have to work very hard to achieve that. I think I’m at the right club to do that.” last_img read more

Photos: Former Michigan State Star Magic Johnson Is At The Spartans’ Game vs. Georgia

first_imgMagic Johnson cheers on the Spartans.SYRACUSE, NY – MARCH 27: Former Basketball player Earvin “Magic” Johnson claps in the second half of the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Oklahoma Sooners during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Magic Johnson, perhaps the greatest player in the history of the Michigan State men’s basketball program, is in attendance at the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia this afternoon. Johnson, who starred in Lansing from 1977-79, leading MSU to a national championship his final season, is watching No. 7 seed MSU take on No. 10 seed Georgia in the Second Round. The 55-year-old NBA legend had quite an audience around him at halftime. [email protected], your thoughts on the first half? #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UBzuQ8LSKV— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 20, [email protected] taking time to sign autographs and photos at the half of MSU game #classact #gospartans pic.twitter.com/Y863b05KFD— Chris Brislin (@brizbear13) March 20, 2015Magic Johnson spending halftime with some Michigan State fans pic.twitter.com/g0azEcLtC0— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) March 20, 2015Johnson witnessed a pretty impressive performance by the Spartans in the first half, as they lead the Bulldogs, 35-22, after 20 minutes. Michigan State and Georgia’s game is being televised on truTV.last_img read more

The Quran is not a divine but a human language Moroccan

first_imgRabat – Mustapha Buhindi, a Moroccan researcher in theology, has questioned the divinity of the Quran and the pillars of the Muslim faith.In an interview with the daily Moroccan newspaper  Annas, published on Wednesday, Buhindi said that “the language of the Quran is not a miracle language, but rather an ordinary human language.”He went on to point out that the “linguistic miracle of the Quran is a concept created by Arabs as a result of their frenetic defense of their language.” The professor of comparative religion at the University of Hassan II in Casablanca, did not stop at questioning the pillars of Islam. He went as far as to say that even the names of Allah “are of no value without  humans.”He further called for deconstructing a number of beliefs that, according to him, are marred by confusion between revelation and human interpretation.”Buhindi statements are likely to stir controversy in Morocco and throughout the Muslim world.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Can The Thunder Keep Their Comeback Rolling

By Neil Paine and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Thursday’s show (April 26, 2018), Neil and Kyle talk about two Western Conference series: Oklahoma City vs. Utah and Golden State vs. New Orleans. Russell Westbrook helped the Thunder force Game 6, but can his team really win two more consecutive games against the Jazz? And can the Pelicans take advantage of the Warriors while Golden State is without Stephen Curry?The Lab will be back with another episode next week. In the meantime, keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, which are updated after every game. read more

Whos paying for Terrelle Pryors lawyer

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s lawyer would not disclose who is paying the quarterback’s legal bills, but he did tell The Lantern on Thursday that he does not anticipate any further sanctions for his client regarding the cars he has driven while at OSU. Larry James, a Columbus attorney who represents Pryor, explained the quarterback’s vehicle history and said his client did not commit any infractions. “In order to have infractions, he would have to receive something of a benefit that other students or the public would not normally receive,” James said. James said Pryor’s mother, Thomasina Pryor, purchased a Hyundai Sonata in 2008 for her son, then a high school senior in Jeanette, Pa. James said the car died sometime during the first year and a half, and was traded in for a Dodge Charger, for which Thomasina also paid. When the Charger began having problems, Pryor traded it in for about $7,800, and purchased a Nissan 350Z for about $11,000 after trade-in. “The monthly payments are $289,” James said. “That is about a nickel difference between the Charger and the 350Z.” Pryor drove three or four loaner cars while the Charger was being serviced, James said. “The idea of getting a loaner when your car is being serviced is pretty standard,” he said. James would not identify who is paying for his client’s legal bills. “I can’t tell you and wouldn’t tell you, and it’s inappropriate to tell you,” James said. “The public does not get to know that.” OSU spokesman Jim Lynch, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, would not say whether the university is funding Pryor’s legal counsel. “Student-athletes can get their own counsel when their eligibility is at issue,” Lynch said, “but NCAA rules also allow us to provide legal representation.” James said Pryor had his license reinstated since receiving a ticket for running a stop sign Feb. 17. “He has his license as we speak,” James said. “He went down (Thursday) to show proof of insurance.” James said he doesn’t understand the current media scrutiny. “Particularly for a young student-athlete, I think it’s been awful,” James said. “If you look at allegations about the cars, they have been anything but factual. It has been punitive and I don’t get that.” Multiple reports have indicated that Pryor, who is facing a five-game suspension, is the subject of an independent NCAA investigation for receiving deals on cars and other improper benefits. Lynch, citing FERPA, could not specifically comment on Pryor’s involvement. “We have an active investigation with the NCAA,” Lynch said, “and we will be working cooperatively with them until the investigation is resolved.” The NCAA and OSU’s compliance department are conducting a separate investigation into allegations that Pryor received discounts on cars, and are questioning his relationship with Ted Sarniak, a 67-year-old business man from Pryor’s hometown of Jeanette, who has been described as Pryor’s mentor. Pryor has been connected with the purchase of as many as eight vehicles since he arrived at OSU in 2008. He has been stopped three times while driving cars owned by car salesman Aaron Kniffin, or a Columbus dealership where Kniffin worked. In a sworn affidavit released by OSU on Tuesday, Kniffin said there were no special deals. “The deals that I did for Ohio State student-athletes were no different than any of the other 10,000-plus deals that I’ve done for all my other customers,” Kniffin said in the affidavit. Pryor, along with teammates Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas and Mike Adams, was suspended for the first five games of the 2011–12 regular season for receiving improper benefits, but was allowed to participate in OSU’s 31-26 victory against Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. It later was revealed that Tressel knew about the infractions and failed to report them. Tressel resigned Monday. A Sports Illustrated report published Monday night said Pryor personally took more than 20 items, including helmets, Nike cleats and game pants to Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor. In 2008, Pryor was investigated for the ownership of a vehicle before he arrived on campus for his freshman year. He later won the starting quarterback job from then-senior quarterback Todd Boeckman, becoming the first true freshman quarterback to start at OSU since Art Schlichter in 1978. In 2009, Pryor raised eyebrows for his defense of Michael Vick after the NFL quarterback was accused of participating in illegal dog-fighting rings. “I mean, everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever,” Pryor said at the time. “I think that people need a second chance, and I’ve always looked up to Mike Vick, and I always will.” Pryor won the Rose Bowl MVP in 2010 and passed for 266 yards and two touchdowns as the Buckeyes defeated Oregon, 26-17. read more