Boca Raton elementary school student tests positive for coronavirus

first_imgA student at Del Prado Community Elementary School has tested positive for the coronavirus.The school’s Principal, Sari Myers, sent a letter to parents Thursday morning notifying them of the situation, a day after the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County said a 6-year-old child was diagnosed with coronavirus.Myers said the child hasn’t been on campus since last Friday and was tested Tuesday. Health department spokesman Alex Shaw later confirmed that the 6-year-old child was the same student who tested positive.6-year-old boy from Palm Beach County among Florida residents with coronavirus Meyers said she has notified all the parents of each student in the child’s class.last_img read more

Two Cook County inmates test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgHealth officials at the Cook County jail are reporting that two of it’s detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus.Both detainees were reportedly moved to the jail’s Cermak Health Services in isolation after exhibiting flu-like symptoms on March 20th.Officials say one of the sick is a 42-year-old man who was taken into custody in December of 2019 and is being under a $250,000 D-bond on charges of Aggravated DUI. The second detainee is an 18-year-old man who is being held without bond since mid-February 2020 on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm.An officer who worked in Cermak Health Services has also tested positive for the virus and is currently at home in isolation.Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli told a judge Monday that the outbreak puts other inmates at risk due to the confined quarters and shared spaces.  In addition to that, Campanelli pointed out that of the jail 5,600 inmates, hundreds of them having underlying health problems.Judge Leroy Martin agreed with Campanelli but stated that instead of a mass-release of non-violent offenders, he opted for a more controlled release where teams of judges look at cases brought to them by the public defender and state’s attorney’s office. The judges then will decide if the inmate is a danger to the community, and whether that person should be released.last_img read more

Checkpoints in the Florida Keys removed

first_imgIf you have been itching to for a trip down to the Florida Keys, here’s your chance.Officials in Monroe County have reopened the area to nonresidents.The two barriers blocking others from entering the area were removed on Sunday and hotel and lodging establishments were given the go-ahead to start accepting reservations starting Monday.While the Keys are now welcoming nonresidents, officials say that everyone will still have to abide by social distancing rules.This includes wearing a facemask in public areas and keeping a distance of 6-feet away from others.last_img read more

Six England players in GB&I Jacques Leglise team

first_img23 Aug 2017 Six England players in GB&I Jacques Leglise team The GB&I team will be managed for the first time by Stuart Wilson, who won The Amateur Championship in 2004. They will be looking to win back the Jacques Léglise Trophy after the Continent of Europe’s narrow victory by 13 ½ to 11 ½ at Prince’s in Kent last year. Four members of the GB&I team return from the 2016 match: Toby Briggs, Alex Fitzpatrick, Mark Power and Charlie Strickland. Strickland won the Peter McEvoy Trophy and the Duncan Putter in April and Power will be full of confidence after retaining his Irish Boys Championship title.  GB&I won the matches in 2013 at Royal St David’s and 2014 at Barsebäck in Sweden while the 2015 match at Royal Dornoch finished in a tie at 12 ½ – 12 ½. GB&I has won 28 matches overall with the Continent of Europe claiming 11 victories and one match being halved. Among the newcomers to the team are Ben Jones and Darren Howie. Jones won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters in June while Howie was runner-up in that event and was the leading stroke play qualifier at last week’s Boys Amateur Championship at Nairn. Full team:  Toby Briggs (17) Dunston Hall, England Alex Fitzpatrick (18) Hallamshire, England Luke Harries (18) Tenby, Wales Darren Howie (17) Peebles, Scotland Ben Jones (18) Northamptonshire County, England Thomas Plumb (18) Sherborne, England Mark Power (17) (Captain) Kilkenny, Ireland Charlie Strickland (18) Ham Manor, England Robin Williams (15) Peterborough Milton, England Reserve: Conor Gough (14) Stoke Park, England The team of nine was announced by The R&A today and the match will be played at Ballybunion in Ireland on Friday and Saturday 1-2 September. The reserve is another England player, Conor Gough of Stoke Park, BB&O.  For scoring and reports from the matches please visit Championships.randa.org The format for the Jacques Léglise Trophy match is four foursomes ties each morning, eight singles matches on the afternoon of Friday 1 September and nine singles matches on the afternoon of Saturday 2 September. Six England players are included in the Great Britain and Ireland boys’ team to face the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Léglise Trophy match next month.  They are Toby Briggs of Norfolk (pictured), Alex Fitzpatrick of Yorkshire, Ben Jones and Robin Williams of Northamptonshire, Thomas Plumb of Dorset and Charlie Strickland of Sussex.  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: Alex Fitzpatrick, Ben Jones, Charlie Strickland, Jacques Leglise Trophy, Robin Williams, Thomas Plumb, Toby Briggslast_img read more

adidas announced as headline sponsor of England Golf Awards

first_img12 Dec 2018 adidas announced as headline sponsor of England Golf Awards Tags: adidas Golf, Clubs, Counties, Dan Walker, England Golf Awards, Royal Lancaster London, Sponsors, Volunteers England Golf is delighted to announce that adidas Golf will be a headline sponsor of its 2019 Awards.Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome adidas Golf. This is fantastic news and will help us to make the 2019 Awards even bigger and better – and to draw even more attention to our outstanding winners.”The England Golf Awards 2019 take place at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 21 March. The glitzy gala dinner will celebrate all that’s great about golf in England and has become a must-attend event for everyone who cares about the sport.adidas, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, has partnered England Golf since 2015 by supplying clothing for the national squads. Its ambassadors include European Tour star, Tyrrell Hatton, who trained with the squads and represented England in his amateur days.Andrew Law, Managing Director adidas Golf EMEA said: “It really is an honour to be a headline sponsor for such a special event in the England Golf calendar.“Both adidas Golf and England Golf have a shared vision on growing the game and recognising not just the best amateur talent but also all those who work so hard for our sport across England. We look forward to what will be a very special evening.”The England Golf Awards set out to find the people, clubs and counties who are the true heroes of the game.Nominations for 2019 have now closed and judging is underway. The shortlists will be announced in seven categories in January:Most Welcoming Club of the Year, sponsored by HowDidiDoCoach of the Year, sponsored by The PGAYoung Ambassador of the Year, in association with The Golf FoundationInnovation Award, sponsored by Players 1stVolunteer of the YearCounty of the YearLifetime Service AwardAwards will also be made to recognise the Performance of the Year and the Championship Venue of the Year.Tickets for the awards cost £90 per person and include drinks on arrival and a three course meal with half a bottle of wine. BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker will again host the event.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…Training wheels

first_imgIt is that time of year, ladies and gents. What time is it? Well as if you didn’t know, it does not snow in August and if you lose your afro pick, just make a few “twisties” and grow some dreads. It’s make ’em, or break ’em time at Steelers training camp now in full swing at St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe. Sometimes heat, coupled with stress, may occasionally cause temporary insanity but usually a Valium or Prozac washed down with a forty of Old “E” will cure all that ails ya; but has Mike Tomlin lost his “fro” comb along with the split ends and the brain matter located beneath?Big Ben Roethlisberger is sitting on a minimum four-game suspension to start the 2010 campaign and ya know what? “Big Benny” is still splitting time with the boys sitting in the first chairs. I happen to be vexed, perplexed and puzzled as to why such an imbecilic concept would even be considered when the primary goal for any coach is to walk off the gridiron victorious.Check this out. When the season begins, whatever “auxiliary” signal caller is anointed to temporarily sit the “field side” throne of the Steeler Nation, they will not be facing the opponents’ 2nd or 3rd team on any given Sunday. The man who lines up behind center will be facing the opponent’s best defenders.The athlete who replaces Roethlisberger should be getting 70-80 percent of the first team reps until Ben has served a minimum three games of his four- or six-game suspension. There is no way, shape, form or fashion that any athlete who has been handed his or her penalty for an alleged or verified offense should be rewarded indirectly or directly. We get it Pittsburgh, or at least I think we do. Big Ben is the starting QB of the Steelers but he is currently being prepped to serve at least one-quarter of the season as the world of sports’ most visible and overpaid “couch potato.” Big Ben should be armed with an oversized pair of tweezers removing bench splinters from his “hiney.”Recently there were two high profile management signings within the Steeler monarchy. There was reportedly a two-year contract extension given to Coach Tomlin and a five-year extension tendered to Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert. I was initially concerned about the disparity of the length Tomlin’s contract in comparison to the length and scope of Colbert’s pact.But ya know what, if Tomlin continues to show blatant and transparent favoritism to any individual or particular faction of players, then hey, maybe someone in the Steelers’ regime knows something that we will never know about the administration or players’ confidence or lack of in their current head coach. See folks…take politics for example. If you support right-wing issues you will more than likely attract right-wing supporters, ditto for the left-wing. But one cannot have it both ways. Both sides have whipping posts and you are going to have to have your appointment with the “cat-o-nine tails.” I don’t care what you do or say, how you make out will depend on how many lashes you have to take and who’s doing the whipping.Coaching on any level is about more than Xs and Os and reluctantly spewed glib one-liners at useless press conferences. Coaching a group of warriors is about loyalty to those who sacrifice their blood, sweat and bones for the greater good. Trusting in and believing in the man is the key before ever learning any system that the man can put in place.I’m hopeful the tenures of both Tomlin and Colbert mirror the longevity of the careers of their predecessors. “But let me make one thing perfectly clear,” as the late President Richard M. Nixon used to say. And while I am quoting dead presidents, was it Lincoln who said, “A house divided cannot stand?” Well, in light of whoever might have said what, you have my permission to use this next quote by yours truly at any time or place. This is an Aubrey Bruce original. “A locker room divided surely cannot contend for or win the AFC North, make the playoffs, win the AFC Championship or Super Bowl XLV.” How ya like them apples?Although these players are behemoths in physical size in comparison to normal standards, they possess the egos of small and fragile china dolls. And, oh by the way once a china doll is shattered, the next destination for this work of art is “Le Rubbish Canasta.” Once a leader loses the loyalty of the troops, turn out the lights, the party’s over.All is certainly not fair in love and in contracts. If you don’t believe me, ask around because I’m certain you will be able to give a particular coach residing temporarily in the Black and Gold Zone “a penny for his thoughts.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@new­pittsburghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more

Pitt, Kentucky to play in BBVA Compass Bowl

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP)—Pittsburgh and Kentucky will meet in the BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 8.The Panthers (7-5, 5-2) were in position to claim the Big East Conference’s bid to a BCS bowl before losing to rival West Virginia 35-10 on Nov. 26. Instead, Pitt will play in a bowl with a projected $600,000 payout, the second lowest of any bowl game. No. 22 West Virginia (9-3) will face N.C. State (8-4) in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 28 at the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando.Pittsburgh finished in a three-way tie for the Big East title, but the Panthers still had a disappointing season after opening ranked 15th and favored to win the league.Kentucky (6-6) lost to Tennessee in its regular-season finale and won only two SEC games. The Wildcats have been to five straight bowls, and this marks the first time since 1909-13 that the Wildcats have notched at least six wins in five consecutive seasons.Joker Phillips is also the first Kentucky head coach to go to a bowl game in his debut season.The Big East’s representative has won all four previous bowl games in Birmingham, formerly the PapaJohns.com Bowl. That includes last year’s 20-7 Connecticut victory over South Carolina.“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to represent the Big East Conference in this year’s BBVA Compass Bowl,” said Steve Pederson, Pittsburgh’s athletic director. “The city of Birmingham has done an exceptional job growing this game into a great event,” Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson said. “We look forward to some tremendous southern hospitality and the chance to square off against an SEC opponent in January.”last_img read more

Thurston Energy: Extends The Buy Down Cost Guarantee Of Its HomePLUS…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Due to popular demand, Thurston Energy announced on Friday that it has extended the buy down cost guarantee of its HomePLUS energy evaluation through March 16, 2012. After that, the federal grant that buys down the cost of these audits by more than 55% will expire – and the price will go up! The HomePLUS, currently retailing for $195 in Thurston County, is a comprehensive, building science-based inspection of a home from an energy-efficiency perspective. Using high-tech diagnostic tools, a BPI-certified assessor can find air leakage, missing insulation, water damage, and more. Homeowners will also receive a customized report describing the findings, and a prioritized list of upgrades, a goody bag with tons of local resources for efficiency and sustainability practices, and more!Thurston Energy wants to ensure as many homeowners in Thurston County take advantage of this great offer as possible, so sign up today before it’s too late! You can also contact Mark Rentfrow, Energy Services Specialist directly, at 360-528-2112.last_img read more

JBLM Commanding General Is Thurston Chamber Forum Speaker

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce has the distinct honor of hosting Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis McChord as he addresses the Thurston County community for the first time as the November 14 Forum speaker.Returning to the Northwest in July after most recently serving as commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning., Lt. Gen. Brown had previously been stationed here from 2002-2006 as Commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.Lt. Gen. Brown will speak on the structural changes in chain of command, operational changes, and the economic impact of our community from JBLM at Forum.Forum is held at Saint Martin’s Norman Worthington Center from 11:30am to 1pm.  The cost is $30 general admission, $20 for online prepaid Chamber members and $25 for members at the door. Reservations are requested at 360.357.3362 or www.ThurstonChamber.com.Forum is sponsored by:Port of Olympia, Capital Aeroporter, & Heritage Bank Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Thurston County Chamber Announces Government Buyers at South South Showcase: Procurement…

first_imgSubmitted by the Thurston County ChamberThink about this: Thurston County, the government entity, has over 15 different departments. Each one has a representative that is in charge of purchasing the goods and services that individual department needs; from office supplies to janitorial services; landscaping contractors to toilet paper.Those government buyers have to follow protocol when they purchase those goods and services, and businesses that excel at connecting with those buyers and understanding their individual buying and bidding procedures have tapped into a phenomenal way to expand their market and grow their businesses.Government procurement processes can be confusing, which often results in missed opportunities for local firms. In partnership with the Thurston EDC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), we’ve revamped a long time event: South Sound Showcase: Procurement Expo 2014, formerly known as the Business Showcase, that continues to be successful & grow with many new vendors, excellent leads and more opportunities to grow your business.Purchasers’ Row will provide local organizations with an opportunity to network and learn how to do business with local government buyers,” said Stephanie Scott of Washington PTAC.   Purchasing representatives from local government and large businesses will staff information booths. Showcase attendees have the opportunity to stop at each booth making new contacts, networking with current customers, and learning more about the products and services these agencies need and want.  The line-up of government buyers who have already agreed to attend includes: the City of Olympia, the City of Tumwater, the City of Lacey, LOTT, Intercity Transit, Port of Olympia, and Thurston County.The Thurston Economic Development Council’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides local firms with an opportunity to expand business and contracting opportunities with federal, state, and local governments. It has proven to be a valuable and powerful program to open these markets for employers in our community.Returning from 2013, we will publish a South Sound Showcase Procurement Directory that includes contact information for each business that has a booth at Showcase. This is a valuable marketing opportunity for businesses because it sits on the purchaser’s desk for the rest of the year.South Sound Showcase: Procurement Expo 2014 is on Tuesday, October 7 at Saint Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion in Lacey. To purchase a booth, contact: Alisha Blain, Events Coordinator at the Chamber at 360.357.3362 or events@thurstonchamber.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more