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Gov. DeSantis: Feds Support Florida COVID-19 Policies

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis announced during a second briefing Wednesday that President Trump has granted his request for a FEMA disaster declaration, which provides the state with federal funding to fight the coronavirus pandemic.In an effort to protect senior citizens, especially those with underlying health issues, DeSantis also said the surgeon general is advising those people to stay at home.“The numbers that we have, as we have expanded testing, the data is just overwhelming that if you are not in one of those two groups, your chance of suffering a fatality is extremely low,” he added.Additionally, the governor reiterated the need for travelers to from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to self isolate if they are arriving to the Sunshine State by plane.“People are fleeing from New York (since the stay at home order was imposed Friday) … we have to take precautions here,” said DeSantis.The National Guard will meet passengers arriving on flights from New York.According to DeSantis, the federal government supports that decision, calling it a thoughtful and data-driven approach.Trump Declares FL “Major Disaster Area” for COVID-19 Funding; Cases Rise; PBSC Employee Diagnosedlast_img read more

MMA lacrosse named to Academic Squad

first_imgCASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy women’s lacrosse team has been named to the 2015 Division III Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic Squad.To be considered an Academic Squad, programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or greater. The Mariners are the only North Atlantic Conference team to receive the honor, joining 127 teams from around Division III.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

MDI’s Ryan Bender wins three PVC track events

first_imgHAMPDEN — The Mount Desert Island boys’ outdoor track team placed third at the Penobscot Valley Conference large school championship on Friday at Hampden Academy.Ryan Bender led MDI by winning three events. Bender took first in the 200-meter dash (23.16), the 400-meter dash (52.51) and the 4×400-meter relay (3:36.28) with Griffin Maristany, Billy Kerley and Josh Bloom. MDI’s Evan Jeannotte also won a title in the javelin throw (151 feet and two inches).MDI totaled 89.5 points. Foxcroft won with 128.5; Brewer placed second with 118; Hampden, fourth with 76; Old Town, fifth with 60; Bangor, sixth with 48; Presque Isle, seventh with 31; Ellsworth, eighth with 18; John Bapst, ninth with 17; and Hermon, 10th with one.Runners-up for MDI included Croix Albee in the shot put (47 feet and 9.5 inches) and in the discus throw (131 feet and nine inches); Ryan Bender in the 100-meter dash (11.58); and Josh Bloom, Thorin Smith, Sean Murray and Billy Kerley in the 4×800-meter relay (8:56.51).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMark Berry of Ellsworth took second in the 1,600-meter race walk (8:31.66).GIRLS’ RESULTSKiona Osterlin of Ellsworth won the 1,600-meter run in 5:33.33 to lead the girls’ team. Ellsworth placed ninth with 12 points; Brewer won with 168; Hampden took second with 125; Bangor, third with 72; Old Town, fourth with 56; John Bapst, fifth with 54; Presque Isle, sixth with 45; MDI, seventh with 40; Foxcroft, eighth with 14; and Hermon, 10th with three.For MDI, Ashley Anderson won a title in the 200-meter dash (26.64) and took second in the 4×100-meter relay with Lily Turner, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason.last_img read more

See Myself As Natural Leader: KKR All-Rounder Carlos Brathwaite

first_imgKolkata: At a time when Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is under the pump, Carlos Brathwaite said the team does not have a leadership group within the squad and everyone contributes when required.“I guess we don’t have a leadership group per se. If you’re a leader by nature, it will show in whatever you say, whatever you do, how you say things and how you do it. So my mannerisms will be the same, regardless of which team I play for,” Carlos Brathwaite told reporters on the eve of KKR’s must-win encounter against fellow laggards Rajasthan Royals.Carlos Brathwaite was asked if he was part of the leadership group in the team, being the West Indies T20 captain.“I’ve been speaking in team meetings, been speaking to the coach, to the captain, to the manager and I think the leader is natural. It’s something that happens. I see myself as one. I don’t know how the world sees it, but where I can share my knowledge. I try to lend my expertise wherever I can,” the 30-year old said. Since their defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad — fifth on the trot and sixth overall — some of the players, including under-fire skipper Karthik, went to Mumbai to re-energise and take some time off, according to the team management.According to sources, the likes of Karthik and Robin Uthappa arrived late on the eve of the match. There have been talks about Karthik being under pressure as far as his captaincy is concerned despite the backing of head coach Jacques Kallis.Brathwaite said they have not pressed the panic button yet, and the dressing room was still a healthy place to be in. “I don’t know if you had the privilege of watching us train. There were lots of smiles and fun. We even played football a couple of times.”Brathwaite has played just one game so far in this IPL, against Delhi Capitals here, but could get a look in against the Royals. “I think as a professional player, you cannot allow results to alter your demeanour or your mindset. It’s still a healthy dressing room to be in and I enjoy coming to work,” Brathwaite said.Since beating Royals in Jaipur, KKR have failed to win a single game out of their last five matches, languishing in the sixth place in the points table. Like Royals, they also need to win all the four remaining matchs in order to secure a berth in the playoffs. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

La Liga: Antoine Griezmann To Leave Atletico Madrid

first_imgMadrid: French international Antoine Griezmann has confirmed that he will be leaving La Liga side Atletico Madrid after the end of the current season.The team’s top scorer made the decision public on Tuesday after meeting with coach Diego Simeone and club President Miguel Angel Gil Marin, reports EFE news agency“After speaking to Cholo (Simeone) and Miguel Angel, I wanted to speak to the fans that have always supported me,” the forward said in a video posted on Atletico’s Twitter account.“I’ve chosen to explore new challenges. It’s been a tough decision to make, but it’s what I feel I need,” the World Cup winner said, addressing Colchoneros fans.Griezmann’s last match with Atletico will be this weekend’s La Liga season finale.Sources close to the club told EFE that the 28-year-old Frenchman will formally terminate his contract with Atletico on June 30, when the price tag for his release clause will drop to 125 million euros ($140 million).Atleti boosted the fee to 200 million euros ($224 million) last summer when Barcelona expressed interest in Griezmann, who ultimately opted to remain with the Colchoneros, a choice he announced in a television documentary, “La Decision.”While the striker has not stated his preferred destination, Barcelona looks likely to make another bid to secure his services. Griezmann has scored 133 goals in 256 matches for Atletico Madrid since joining the club five years ago. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Bouncy Conditions Suited Me: James Neesham

first_imgTaunton: New Zealand’s James Neesham said that the bouncy conditions on offer in Taunton suited him in the match against Afghanistan. James Neesham was man of the match for his bowling figures of 5/31 as he and Lockie Ferguson (4/37) combined force to dismiss Afghanistan for 172. “Our home conditions are lower and slower, but the bouncy conditions suited me personally to be honest. I let a few external voices affect my bowling, and I went back to my forte today — hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much,” said Neesham in the post match presentation ceremony on Saturday.Afghanistan batted first and openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran put up 66 runs to lay a good foundation for their side. But Neesham said that the Kiwis were confident of making a comeback in the middle overs. “Afghanistan put us under pressure very early with the bat, but we knew we had the ability to dent them even after the start they got. The chase was clinical, obviously,” he said. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

No surprises in India’s T20I squad for New Zealand tour

first_imgMumbai: India named a familiar 16-member squad for their five-match T20I series in New Zealand starting January 24, leaving out Sanju Samson from the squad which took on Sri Lanka in the just-concluded T20I series at home.Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammed Shami were named after being rested for the three-match series against Sri Lanka.Shikhar Dhawan retained his place in the side after making a comeback from injury and finding form against Sri Lanka. With in-form K.L. Rahul in the mix, it will be interesting to see who opens the batting with Rohit who is a certainty.India’s T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), K.L. Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur. IANSAlso Read: K.L. Rahul retains 6th spot, Virat Kohli moves to 9 in T20Is Also Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajharlast_img read more

CAREBACO medal hunt begins today

first_imgTHE Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) four-member junior team will commence their quest for top honours today in the Caribbean Juniors Championships (CAREBACO) in Aruba.Guyana will be represented by SUNBURST and Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year Narayan Ramdhani, Jonathan Mangra, Priyanna Ramdhani and Ambika Ramraj.The championship, which runs until August 25, is divided into three tournaments namely, the CAREBACO Under-19 International (open for all international players), CAREBACO Under-19 team championships (open only to CAREBACO members) and the CAREBACO Under-15 and U-19 championships (open only to CAREBACO members).According to a release from the association, the team should medal again for the sixth year.Further the association expressed gratitude to Mohamed’s Enterprise, Republic Bank, National Sport Commission, BK International, Hand-in-Hand Insurance, Crown Mining, Gio Tech and Cosmopolitan Trading for their support in making the trip a reality.last_img read more

BCCI-Lodha hearing rescheduled for December 9

first_imgTHE hearing of the matter regarding the BCCI not implementing the Lodha Committee’s recommendations in total, as directed by the Supreme Court, has been rescheduled from December 5 to December 9. It was reported that the Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur, who is part of the bench hearing the issue, was unavailable.The Supreme Court had last heard the case on October 21, when it passed an interim order asking the BCCI to stop disbursing funds to state associations until the association gave a written resolution that it would adopt the Lodha Committee’s recommendations.BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke were also required to submit an affidavit of compliance in the court by December 3, elaborating on the recommendations already implemented by the board and the steps taken to persuade the state associations to adopt the recommendations in total.Since the previous hearing, the Lodha Committee submitted its third status report in the Supreme Court and once again recommended that the BCCI and state office-bearers who did not meet the eligibility criteria laid out in the recommendations be removed immediately.It also recommended that GK Pillai, the former home secretary in the federal government, be appointed an “observer” of the BCCI and that he oversee the board’s financial transactions.The BCCI, however, remained firm in its stance that it could not force the Lodha Committee’s recommendations on its state associations, and that a majority vote was needed to pass them.At several board meetings, the states had voiced opposition to most of the Lodha Committee’s recommendations: in particular, the one-state-one-vote policy, the age cap for office-bearers, and the limits on tenure.The Lodha Committee – comprising former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha and retired Supreme Court judges Ashok Bhan and R. Raveendran – was formed in January 2015 to determine appropriate punishments for some of the officials involved in the 2013 IPL corruption scandal, and also to propose changes to streamline the BCCI, reform its functioning, prevent sporting fraud and conflict of interest.In January 2016, the committee released its report, which recommended an exhaustive overhaul of the BCCI’s governance and administrative structures.On July 18, the Supreme Court approved the majority of the recommendations and directed the Lodha Committee to supervise the BCCI’s implementations of the same. However, despite the Lodha Committee laying out timelines and other directives, the board has not cooperated because its state associations objected to the recommendations. (ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more