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Senate to vote on Kraninger for BCFP director Thursday

first_img continue reading » Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the Senate will vote Thursday on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Kraninger was nominated to replace Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, and was approved by the Senate Banking Committee in August.“We thank Majority Leader McConnell for scheduling floor time for the vote, as credit unions and other financial services stakeholders look forward to having a permanent director in place,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.Kraninger currently serves in the Office of Management and Budget and has previously worked in the U.S. Senate and the Department of Homeland Security. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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GO-TIME: New iPad App Makes DEP Oil and Gas Site Inspections More Efficient

first_imgGO-TIME: New iPad App Makes DEP Oil and Gas Site Inspections More Efficient Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today another GO-TIME success with the launch of an iPad app for electronic field inspections at oil and gas production sites.The app, developed in partnership with the Department of Transportation, enables DEP staff to conduct electronic inspections of all surface activities at oil and gas sites, including erosion and sedimentation, waterways encroachment, waste management, and spill cleanup. Until now, inspections have been performed with clipboards and paper forms.“DEP staff bring great knowledge and dedication to serving the citizens and protecting the environment of Pennsylvania,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Much-needed technology upgrades, such as electronic inspections, will ensure we have systems in place to match our ambitions as we work to respond agilely to business needs and deliver the highest level of service and transparency to citizens, community organizations, and local governments.”The app will make the inspection process more accurate and efficient, thanks to improved data quality, easier photo documentation, elimination of duplicate entry, electronic supervisor approval and other features. The number of oil and gas field inspections that DEP staff can perform yearly will also increase.Electronic inspections also mean citizens can see surface inspection results sooner, since results enter the DEP database and are posted on the O&G Oil and Gas mapping web site within days, rather than weeks.All 46 oil and gas surface activities inspection staff will be using the app by the end of February.DEP is also developing a similar app for its 32 oil and gas sub-surface activities inspectors.The app will be configured for other DEP programs, with the goal of equipping 350 inspectors by 2020, allowing the department to realize an estimated $3.6 million in productivity savings once implemented.Electronic inspection supports the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME), which works with state entities to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services. State agencies already saved over $156 million and Governor Wolf challenged GO-TIME to build upon this success by achieving $500 million in savings by 2020.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/go-time/ March 03, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Pennsylvania Expanding Community-Based Services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities

first_img Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that it has received $20 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grant. MFP incentivizes states to focus on transitioning individuals out of long-term care facilities to be served in their communities in a residence of their choice.“I and my administration firmly believe that all Pennsylvanians should have the opportunity to live in the community among family and friends and still receive services necessary to live a healthy, independent, and productive life,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “The Money Follows the Person grant allows Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to help thousands of Pennsylvanians live fulfilling, everyday lives in their communities.”Pennsylvania has participated in MFP since 2008, and awarded funding is used primarily to expand home and community-based services, which allow people with long-term care needs to live in their own home in the community closer to family and friends and provides more opportunities for recreation, work, and independence.Since 2008, MFP has helped Pennsylvania transition more than 4,000 individuals from nursing homes, private intermediate care facilities, and state centers to the community. DHS has used MFP funding to strategically invest in initiatives focused on housing, services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, and quality of care and opportunities for those served in the community.“The Money Follows the Person grant money makes the work the department does every day possible,” DHS Sec. Teresa Miller said. “We are grateful for the federal government’s continued support toward this important work.”Projects that will be supported through this funding cycle include:• Partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging on expanding the Shared Housing and Resource Exchange (SHARE) housing pilot: First launched in 2016, SHARE helps match senior homeowners and home seekers to increase opportunities for affordable housing options for seniors and seniors with disabilities. SHARE was first launched in Pike, Monroe, and Wayne Counties and now will be expanded to nine other counties.• Supporting community-based housing opportunities for veterans experiencing homelessness or living in restrictive settings through the Fairweather Lodge Program: The Fairweather Lodge program is helping veterans who were homeless or in a restrictive setting and have been diagnosed with mental illness to integrate into the community by providing a place to live, employment, peer support, and skill building.• Strengthening and simplifying service delivery for people with intellectual disabilities and autism: DHS’ Office of Developmental Programs will work with stakeholders and key partners to reimagine operational processes so individuals with an intellectual disability or autism and their family may better coordinate services and receive more support in service planning and managing services received.• Building capacity to support clients with co-occurring health needs: In 2016, DHS’ Office of Developmental Programs and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services launched an initiative to better support individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring behavioral health needs outside of institutional settings. More than 50 professionals in the intellectual disability/autism and mental health fields are convened annually to identify system issues and be trained in clinical best practices. This effort has also produced a conference series to further educate providers on needs of individuals with dual diagnoses and an online curriculum to help Pennsylvanians with dual diagnoses.• Supporting Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities: There are individuals with disabilities who live in a community-based setting who would like to obtain competitive integrated employment. However, they may not be aware of opportunities and support available to gain employment or may fear losing access to needed services. DHS will partner with advocates on a campaign to educate people on how they and can obtain or maintain employment and maintain current services.• Promoting Safe and High-Quality Services in the Community: DHS will strengthen mortality review processes for people who die while receiving services in their community through a waiver program to collect data and analyze risk factors to identify suspicious and avoidable deaths. This will help identify safety issues and improve outcomes for those to live in the community.The funding will also continue to support the implementation of Community HealthChoices (CHC). First launched in January 2018, CHC is a managed long-term services and supports program for older Pennsylvanians who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid or adults over age 21 who require services and supports through Medicaid for a physical disability. In its first year of implementation, CHC helped reduce the number of enrollees living in nursing home settings and supported moves into more independent community placements. Once fully implemented in January 2020, CHC will cover more than 450,000 Pennsylvanians.Federal funding for MFP is set to expire in September 2020. The United States House of Representatives passed House Resolution 3253 in June 2019, which would extend the MFP program through September 2024. Secretary Miller has voiced her support to extend this important funding that allows Pennsylvania to support high-quality services in the community for more Pennsylvanians. September 11, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Pennsylvania Expanding Community-Based Services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilitieslast_img read more

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Manchester United go fourth as Rashford penalty kick beats Leicester City

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United moved up to fourth in the English Premier League after a Marcus Rashford penalty kick gave them a 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday. Manchester United, who were without injured French pair Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial, were far from convincing. However, manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will be delighted they secured their second win of the campaign to move on to eight points. After Andreas Pereira had forced Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into action with a powerful free-kick, Manchester United got ahead in the eighth minute. Rashford, chasing down a loose ball in the area, went down under a challenge from Leicester City’s Turkish defender Caglar Soyuncu and referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the penalty kick spot. Manchester United had missed their two previous penalty kicks this season, including Rashford’s failure from the spot against Crystal Palace last month, but the England forward made no mistake this time. Rashford went closest to adding to the score with a curling free-kick which hit the bar seven minutes from the end. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Leicester CityManchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOle Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

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Cala gives Cardiff a lift

first_img Press Association Peter Whittingham attempted to catch out Saints goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga from a free-kick in a rare moment of respite for the visitors. Lambert headed over at the far post as Saints upped the ante, with Ramirez hitting a fizzing effort which rattled the crossbar after taking a slight deflection off Steven Caulker. Marshall did well to claw away a 22-yard free-kick from Lambert as the hosts continued in the ascendancy, with the pair going head-to-head again when the England forward wriggled free to prod goalwards. Referee Jon Moss waved away appeals for handball against Caulker as half-time approached, before which Whittingham tried to catch Gazzaniga out direct from a corner. The Argentinian goalkeeper, playing due to injuries to Artur Boruc and Kelvin Davis was clearly being targeted at set plays but City were struggling unsettle him. Solskjaer brought on Wilfried Zaha early in the second half in a bid to add a new attacking dimension to a Cardiff side, who only had a Jordon Mutch effort from distance to show for their endeavours in the 15 minutes after the restart. Morgan Schneiderlin and Ramirez had shots blocked in that time as Saints continued to dominate, with Lambert nodding over a fine Calum Chambers cross. Ramirez comically collapsed in a heap when trying to control a Jack Cork ball over the top – a let-off for Cardiff given the Uruguayan playmaker was clean through. It was the latest in a long line of missed opportunities that the home side were made to rue in the 65th minute. Having failed to clear their lines, Cala took the loose ball on his chest, jinked free and unleashed a wondrous left-footed drive past Gazzaniga to the delight of 2,404 travelling fans. Nathaniel Clyne and Sam Gallagher came on as Saints looked for a response, with the latter quickly in the action. Having just failed to meet a Lambert header, the teenager soon collected a chipped ball from Schneiderlin – only to be denied by Marshall. The Scotland international came under increasing pressure as the clock wound down and denied Clyne by tipping wide. Guly do Prado failed with a tame header and Lambert miscontrolled at the backpost as the visitors were caught leaving gaps at the back. Zaha showed great skill and strength before being denied by Gazzaniga late on, but it mattered little for Cardiff as they held out for victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were seen as relegation certainties heading to St Mary’s, yet they secured an invaluable 1-0 win against the odds. This was just Cardiff’s third league victory in the last four months and saw the Barclays Premier League’s worst travellers secure just their second win on the road this term. It was the perfect response to the controversy surrounding claims in the build-up that last week’s team that lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace had been leaked to their opponents. The Welsh side looked set to suffer a similarly large defeat at St Mary’s after a woeful first half in which Gaston Ramirez rattled the crossbar. However, wayward finishing and a fine display from goalkeeper David Marshall kept the hosts at bay, allowing the away side to sneak an improbable win from a surprising source. Having failed to clear their line, Cala – one of four changes from last weekend’s embarrassing loss – showed poise and skill few would expect from a centre-back to strike home from the edge of the box. Mauricio Pochettino’s side pressed for a late leveller but it was not to be as they failed to score for just the sixth time this season, giving Solskjaer’s men a huge three points. Saints made one change for the match as Ramirez came in for the injured Jay Rodriguez, who the hosts’ players showed support for in the warm-up by wearing training shirts with the number nine on the back. The in-form forward’s absence did little to stop Southampton’s attacking flow, though, and Cala had to be alert early to prevent an early Luke Shaw cross being tucked away. The Spanish centre-back did well to deny Adam Lallana soon after and Fabio deflected a Steven Davis cross behind as Cardiff were pinned back. Cardiff’s survival hopes received a timely shot in the arm as Juan Cala’s exquisite strike secured a smash-and-grab win at Southampton.last_img read more

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Celtic sign Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett on season long loan

first_img The England Under-21 cap was introduced to the home support at the interval to a rousing cheer and was photographed in traditional style, holding a Celtic scarf aloft. Blackett, who has played once for England Under-21s, signed his first professional deal with United three years ago and had loan spells with Blackpool and Birmingham in the 2013/14 season. He made 12 appearances for United last term but finds himself behind the likes of Chris Smalling, Daley Blind and Marcus Rojo in the pecking order at Old Trafford. The 21-year-old defender has previously had loan spells at Blackpool and Birmingham and could be a replacement for Virgil van Dijk, linked heavily with a move to Southampton. The announcement was made on the Parkhead club’s website during their Ladbrokes Premiership game with St Johnstone. Celtic have announced the signing of Tyler Blackett on a season long loan from Manchester United.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill Explains how to Kill and Eat Iguanas

first_imgFlorida officials are encouraging residents to kill iguanas in your yard.They recently declared open season on the lizards.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation says homeowners don’t need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, or on public land in South Florida.Officials say the iguana population is out of control and is causing erosion and degradation to infrastructure.Wildlife experts like Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill also say iguanas make for good eating…kind of like chicken of the trees.Lots of recipes on the internet for the googling. Think of the environmental benefits from eating locally-sourced meat.Florida iguana population explodes and residents are urged to ‘kill’ – ABC News https://t.co/x3vPq71dew— Cappy (@capseyes_cappy) July 2, 2019last_img read more

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Athletes, Parents Celebrate Fall Seasons

first_img Fenceviewer Staff The Mount Desert Island High School golf team displays their banner for winning the Penobscot Valley Golf Conference this year, qualifying them for the post season state tournament.BAR HARBOR — Parents, coaches, and students crowded into the Mount Desert Island High School (MDIHS) gymnasium on Nov. 7 for the Fall Athletic Banquet. For seniors gathered there, it was an emotional recap of their final fall season.“For many of us, this will be the last games we will play, but not that does not mean we are done,” said student speaker Danika Kanu, captain of the cheerleading squad. “To me, this experience of talking up here will last forever.”Ms. Kanu credited the MDIHS athletics program with helping her peers become independent, compassionate young adults. Those qualities, she hoped, would outlast their careers as young athletes. “For all of you up there giggling at me, it’s been real,” she said.Student speaker Max Mason, a senior soccer player, clarified what it meant to win. When he first joined the soccer team, he hoped only to be without losses. But in subsequent years, that perspective grew to encompass a sense of belonging among his peers, he said.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It’s about team breakfast at the crack of dawn. It’s about ordering too many pancakes and saying, ‘Hey Andrew,’” he recalled. “It’s playing love songs on your way back from a terrible defeat.”Because of his experience in sports, he grew not just as an athlete, “but as an individual thinker,” he said.Athletics director Bunky Dow thanked parents of the booster club, which raised money for sporting events, as well as the coaches and family members of the athletes.Following those speeches, Mr. Dow and coaches announced awards for both athletic and academic achievements. Soccer players Opal Curless, Audyn Curless, and Hannah Shaw were selected for the Eastern Maine Class B Regional All Star Teams.The following athletes were selected for Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC) teams, determined by coaches across Maine.Maggie Painter     cross country       PVC first teamWaylon Henggeler         cross country       PVC first teamOlivia Erickson    cross country       PVC first teamIsabel Erickson     cross country       PVC first teamCaroline Driscoll  cross country       PVC first teamJordan Harris       cross country       PVC first teamRebecca Planchart          cross country       PVC second teamWill Richard         cross country       PVC second teamRansom Burgess  cross country       PVC second teamRalph Magnani    cross country       PVC second teamEthan Craigo        cross country       PVC second teamOpal Curless        soccer                   PVC first teamHannah Shaw       soccer                   PVC first teamAudyn Curless     soccer                   PVC first teamSummer Cast       soccer                   PVC second teamChris Clemens      soccer                   PVC second teamEzra Hallett football       PVC first team linebackerAdam Gray football       PVC first team offensive tackleTrevor Alley         football       PVC second team defensive tackleBen Walls   Golf   PVC first teamKeegan McKim    Golf   PVC first teamMorgan Kelley     Golf   PVC first teamAbby Jewett         volleyball    All State first teamMadeline Cook     volleyball    All State second teamThe following players were selected to the All Maine Academic team by maintaining an average of 90 or above (out of 100) for six consecutive terms or longer.Keegan McKimChris HeelRachel McMinimyAudyn CurlessAndrew DaltonIan SampsonChris ClemensMax MasonSam JacobsonMaureen GrubbSummer CastLeah KellyAllie StanleyTom ReillyDrew DagracaIsaac WallaceAdam GraySam RobertsonEzra HallettAbby JewettCaroline BrownYina SunFor more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Bio Latest Posts Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014center_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

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The Latest: Notre Dame sets return-to-campus protocol

first_imgThe team announced Thursday that an unidentified player has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The team says the player was not in Pittsburgh at the time of test and has been at his home since first experiencing symptoms. The club said the player is “recovering and feeling well” and those who have been in close contact with him have been notified.The NHL’s season remains “on pause,” but the Penguins will participate in the approved playoff format whenever the season resumes.___Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says the reaction from Champions League opponent Valencia after he acknowledged testing positive for the coronavirus is “really very offensive.”Valencia expressed “surprise” and a top health official in the Spanish region said Gasperini “lacked responsibility” for traveling to Spain with symptoms of the virus. He recently told Italian media he felt sick the day before the March 10 match in Valencia. Central Michigan says it has received a waiver from the NCAA regarding the minimum Division I sports sponsorship requirements.Division I schools are not supposed to have fewer than six sports for male athletes. CMU announced last month it was dropping men’s track and field, citing university-wide budget cuts. That leaves the school with five men’s teams — baseball, basketball, cross country, football and wrestling.“This waiver has been granted for the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 academic years,” athletic director Michael Alford said in a statement. “We continue to research and determine the best course of action to return the department to full compliance. I want to thank the NCAA staff for making this an efficient process and for understanding the difficult decisions the COVID-19 pandemic has forced our department to make.”___The NCAA has set a new schedule for early entrants to the NBA draft to withdraw and return to school. The IOC pays for insurance against the cancellation of an Olympics but it is unclear if its policy covers a one-year postponement.Cancellation policies detailed in IOC accounts cost $14.4 million for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and $12.8 million for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.The IOC said last month it set aside $650 million to cover potential extra costs for the postponement.Costs for organizers in Japan are expected to run to billions of dollars.___ An Arkansas State spokesman said he didn’t know how many athletes have been tested since they began returning to campus for voluntary workouts.Oklahoma State and Marshall have announced they’ve each had three athletes test positive.___The International Olympic Committee is in talks with insurers over compensation for the postponed 2020 Tokyo Games.Olympic operations director Pierre Ducrey says there is “an open discussion” between the IOC and insurance brokers “to try and find the right level of compensation to help us bear the cost of having to wait another year.” Seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days.Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said the seven athletes are from three sports, and all were asymptomatic Thursday. They learned of the positive results Wednesday night.The athletes who tested positive and are living off campus will self-isolate there or at home for 14 days. Those living on campus will self-isolate in their residence hall or at home for 14 days.Damphousse said contact tracing has begun, and anyone who has been exposed to any of the seven athletes will be required to quarantine for 14 days.“This is a day that we knew would come, not just at A-State, but for colleges and universities across America,” Damphousse said. Associated Press The NCAA announced Thursday that it would give players until 10 days after the NBA scouting combine or Aug. 3, whichever comes earlier. This comes three weeks after the NCAA postponed its deadline, which was originally scheduled to fall on Wednesday.That June 3 deadline was set to come 10 days after the completion of the combine, but the NBA postponed the combine amid the coronavirus pandemic and has yet to announce a new date.In a statement, the NCAA said the Division I Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee worked with the National Association of Basketball Coaches on the new timeline and “believes this is the most equitable alternative available in these unprecedented circumstances.”“This provides the utmost flexibility to student-athletes testing the waters to make the most informed decision about their future during this uncertain time,” NCAA Senior Vice President for Basketball Dan Gavitt said in the statement.___ NBA G League has canceled the rest of its season.“While canceling the remainder of our season weighs heavily on us, we recognize that it is the most appropriate action to take for our league,” NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim said.The league suspended play March 12.___NASCAR is set to run its All-Star race on a Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and added one more weeknight Cup Series race as part of its latest revised schedule through July. ___A day after announcing a deal with its players’ association to resume the season with a tournament in Florida, Major League Soccer says teams may resume training.MLS says each player and staff member must complete two tests for the coronavirus 24 hours apart, 72 hours ahead of the start of training. Every player also must have a test for antibodies and a physical.Once training starts, players, coaches and some staff must be tested for the virus every other day. An individual who tests positive would be isolated, tested again at least 24 houts later, and all close contacts would be tested. High-risk individuals must be cleared to participate by the team’s chief medical officer in consultation with the MLS medical staff.Testing for antibodies will take place every three months. Testing providers must be authorized by the FDA or Health Canada. Borussia Dortmund has defended a group of players who were accused of breaking Bundesliga hygiene rules while getting haircuts.German newspaper Bild reports that some of the players were pictured without face masks during appointments at home with a celebrity barber. Forward Jadon Sancho was among the players.League rules during the coronavirus pandemic say players should minimize contact with people from outside their household. They have to wear masks for large parts of game days unless actually on the field.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he spoke with the players about their behavior and adds that they only removed their face masks to pose briefly for pictures. Zorc adds that the 20-year-old Sancho is still “very young.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Notre Dame says it will test all its football players for COVID-19, starting June 15, before they can begin using the school’s athletic facilities for voluntary workouts. The Latest: Notre Dame sets return-to-campus protocolcenter_img Gasperini tells Sky Italia, “I know that I respected the protocols. I was in quarantine like everyone else until training resumed. I never had a test. It was only in May when (the entire team) had blood tests that I realized that I had had the virus.”Valencia said after the March 10 game that about 35% of its team had the virus.Gasperini adds, “Looking back, I think that was the period when I didn’t feel well. But I never had a fever or any sort of respiratory problems. When I left from Bergamo I felt fine. I had some problems that evening and the day after (the match).”Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.___ Training rooms and gyms will be restricted to a maximum five people, and lockers should be spaced a minimum 10 feet apart. Doors should be left open.Food is restricted to individual, prepackaged meals and individually wrapped utensils, and 10 feet of distancing is necessary while eating.Staff is to use appropriate personal protective equipment.___Michigan State says a student-athlete’s father died of COVID-19 and the athlete tested positive but remained asymptomatic. Athletic director Bill Beekman was part of a video conference with reporters Thursday to discuss the school’s plans to have athletes back on campus. When asked if any athlete or athletic department personnel had tested positive in the past three months, Beekman said nobody that he was aware of — but that he might not necessarily have all the information.Dr. Jeffrey Kovan, the school’s director of sports medicine, was also part of the video conference. He quickly said that one student-athlete had tested positive, his father died, and his mother and sister also tested positive. Kovan said the athlete was asymptomatic and retested negative a few weeks later.The school did not disclose the athlete’s identity or his sport.“We’ve had a couple others that have had symptoms, without testing positive that we know of,” Kovan said.Michigan State athletes can begin returning to campus June 15 in preparation for voluntary workouts. Football, basketball and volleyball players will be the first to undergo testing. The schedule for the rest of the season will be released at a later date.___A fraudster has used data of Brazilian soccer star Neymar to request a government handout paid to informal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Day Crespo, a spokeswoman for the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain striker, confirmed the information to The Associated Press after it was reported by local news website UOL. Crespo also said Neymar has already informed authorities about the incident. The handout is of about $170 a month. A representative of Brazil’s state-run bank Caixa Econômica Federal was not immediately available for comment. UOL said the request on Neymar’s behalf was accepted, but its status was changed to “under analysis” after its report was published. Fraudsters used data from other Brazilian celebrities to receive the government money in the Latin American country hit hardest by the coronavirus. June 4, 2020 The Fighting Irish players are expected to travel back to campus from June 8-17. Testing for football players and and employees will be conducted June 15-19. Players and employees will be tested for COVID-19 and antibodies for the coronavirus, which would signal previous exposure to the disease.The phased approach will include quarantines for players returning before they get tested. Players who fly back will be expected to quarantine for seven days before they get tested and those who drive will be expected to quarantine for three days before being tested. Players will be housed at the Morris Inn, an on-campus hotel in South Bend.“We’re going to have positives. I think that’s to be expected,” Dr. Matt Leiszler, head physician for Notre Dame football. “That being said, we need to do a really good job of controlling those. The things that play into that are a really robust contact tracing system to ensure if we have a positive we’re going to move really quickly in coordination with the university to limit those other close contacts so we don’t end up with a cluster.”Leiszler said Notre Dame players will be tested again for COVID-19 after their initial test but did not specify when that second test would occur.___ The fund will also provide 700,000 euros ($800,000) to help women’s soccer clubs that are set to complete the season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Italian soccer federation is launching a fund of nearly $25 million to help clubs and their members following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The Save Soccer Foundation will need definitive approval at a federation meeting on Monday.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s an initiative which doesn’t have precedents and represents a great assumption of responsibility which the (federation) is taking in favor of the whole soccer system.”The fund consists of 21,700,000 euros ($24,500,000). It will give up to 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to each of the two divisions below Serie A as well as the same amount to support clubs from the amateur soccer league.It will also give up to 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to soccer players and the same amount to coaches and their staff. After testing, athletes will be instructed to self-isolate for a week, and those testing positive will be quarantined for 10 days. On June 22, athletes who initially tested negative will be given a second round of testing. Athletes who receive a second negative test will be cleared to begin voluntary workouts. They will be split into small workout groups based on people they live with.“The intent is that if we keep our volume, our number of athletes together in a small set, and their strength coach works with just that group when they work out, and somebody in that group is positive, then we can isolate that individual group as opposed to the whole team,” Kovan said.Common areas like locker rooms and lounges will remain closed. Athletes will be given masks and required to wear them while in facilities, except during workouts.___A member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has tested positive for COVID-19. NASCAR has revamped its schedule in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and announced even more changes on Thursday.NASCAR will keep its scheduled twinbill weekend later this month at Pocono Raceway. The track is still scheduled to hold a Truck Series and Cup Series race on June 27 and an Xfinity Series and Cup Series race on June 28. The compressed schedule because of the pandemic has forced NASCAR to run races from all three national series multiple days a week. NASCAR crammed five Cup races on the schedule from May 17 to May 31.The rest of the Cup schedule includes a July 5 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, July 12 at Kentucky Speedway, the All-Star race on July 15 at Charlotte, July 19 at Texas Motor Speedway and July 23 at Kansas Speedway. The new schedule wraps Aug. 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The All-Star race is usually held in May and New Hampshire was bumped from its July date. Pocono, Indy and Kentucky stayed the same.NASCAR also scheduled five Truck races and six second-tier Xfinity races. The Cup Series races again Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.last_img read more

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Jackman strikes gold for Guyana at Caribbean Boxing Championships

first_imgFIFTEEN-year-old Alesha Jackman handed defending champions, Guyana, its first gold medal at the 2019 Caribbean Boxing Championships with a win in the Young Women Novice 64kg category, on Saturday evening in Trinidad.The Forgotten Youth Foundation boxer, who is arguably our most promising female boxer, was again a dominant force inside the ring.After stopping Trinidadian Sharika Elias in her opening bout, the East Ruimveldt youngster was able to deliver a unanimous decision against Jamaican, Britney McFarlane.Alesha displayed superior boxing skills in the fight and although she was not as dominant as in her previous encounters, she did deliver some decisive blows throughout the three rounds.Even though she was aggressive in the opening round, it was not until round two that the southpaw stuck to her game plan and executed her one-twos (jab and left hand punches), which kept McFarlane, who had won gold last year in Guyana at the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors boxing tournament, at bay.The Central High School student then kept her composure to secure the third round and the contest.One of the outstanding things about the boxing prodigy was her weight class rise. She entered the competition as a junior lightweight but because she did not have an opponent in her category, her coaches had to step her up to the Youth 64kg.According to her coach, Sebert Blake, Alesha followed the game plan. “We told her to stick to the basic to get a clean jab and right hand off…she stuck to the game plan very well. At times she mixed it up with the uppercuts and hooks.”Blake noted that the teen stayed away from the reach of her heavier opponent and he was impressed with her delivery.Alesha’s older sister, Abiola, was also scheduled to fight on Saturday evening against Trinidadian Kinesha Clarke in the Women’s Novice 69kg final, but that bout was postponed to last night.The other Guyanese in action on Saturday night was superheavyweight boxer Kevin Hunte, who lost his semi-final bout to Trinidadian Nigel Paul.Team Guyana was set to battle in several finals last evening.last_img read more

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