Gov. Wolf: 12 More Counties to Go Green on June 26

first_imgGov. Wolf: 12 More Counties to Go Green on June 26 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 12 more counties will move to the green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 26. These counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna.Philadelphia County met the criteria and will move to the state’s green phase on June 26; however, local officials will maintain some additional restrictions until July 3. The Wolf Administration has supported specific county requests for more restrictions throughout the phased reopening process.“When these 12 counties move on June 26, we will have nearly every county in green,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s a testament to the many residents and businesses that have sacrificed over the past three months to stay home and adhere to the guidance the state has provided to protect lives and livelihoods. As we begin to reopen, I urge everyone to stay alert and continue to follow social distancing to maintain the momentum of mitigation we have in place.”The only county not slated to move to green on June 26 is Lebanon County. Against the advice of public health experts and against orders from Gov. Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine aimed at keeping Pennsylvanians healthy, Lebanon County commissioners voted 2 to 1 along party lines to prematurely reopen in late May. Now, the county is facing an uptick in cases, and is unable to move to green.“Lebanon County’s partisan, politically driven decision to ignore public health experts and reopen prematurely is having severe consequences for the health and safety of county residents,” Dr. Levine said. “Case counts have escalated and the county is not yet ready to be reopened. Lebanon County has hindered its progress by reopening too early. Because of this irresponsible decision, Lebanon County residents are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.”The data dashboard of county cases and criteria for reopening consideration can be found here.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania outlines remaining restrictions for counties in yellow or green. Effective today, there are 54 counties in green and 13 in yellow.As counties reopen, Pennsylvania continues to see a steady decline in cases, a positive indicator that its phased, measured reopening plan is working to balance public health with economic recovery.The CDC’s analysis of propriety state case data puts Pennsylvania among only three states with a 42-day steady decline in cases. The other two states are Hawaii and Montana.According to analysis by the New York Times, new COVID-19 cases are declining in less than half of all U.S. states and territories.“By participating in small actions recommended by the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we can continue to break transmission links even while we resume our daily activities,” Gov. Wolf said. “Things like washing hands, bringing our own water to sports practice and, of course, wearing masks.”According to peer-reviewed studies in the New England Journal of Medicine and a recent study from Cambridge and Greenwich universities, mask-wearing prevents people from unknowingly giving COVID-19 to others and can be critical as we prepare for a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall.Yellow PhaseAs of June 19, these 13 counties are in the yellow phase: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Susquehanna.Some restrictions on work and social interaction are eased in the yellow phase while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.Work and Congregate Setting RestrictionsTelework Must Continue Where FeasibleBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools may provide in-person instruction only in accordance with Department of Education guidanceSocial RestrictionsStay-at-Home Order Lifted for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More than 25 ProhibitedMasks are Required When Entering a BusinessIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and DeliveryGreen PhaseAs of June 19, these 54 counties are in the green phase: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, Luzerne, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York.After a county transitions to the yellow phase, it is closely monitored for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, the county will transition to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health. Some restrictions, such as mask-wearing, do remain in place.It is important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedMasks are Required When Entering a BusinessRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsThe state continues to use risk-based metrics from Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency data dashboard available here.The state continues to increase testing and ramp up contact-tracing efforts. As of June 18, there are a total of 518 contact tracers, and a total of 4,161 contacts being monitored.The Department of Health received a total of 89,350 test results in the past seven days, an average of 12,764 a day. The 30-day average of test results received is more than 13,934.There were 2,763 total cases added to investigations for the week of June 12 through 18.The latest business guidance, including outdoor recreation guidance, can be found here.Preliminary sports guidance can be found here.Ver esta página en español. June 19, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brescia distance themselves from Balotelli’s Juventus joke

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A Decade6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood6 Unusual Facts About Bollywood, Pollywood And Tollywood8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth Brescia have distanced themselves from Mario Balotelli over comments made by Juventus this week. Brescia forward Mario Balotelli With Serie A now suspended due to the coronavirus breakout, Balotelli said during an Instagram live chat that the competition played the remaining fixtures from Week 26, including Juve’s defeat of Inter Milan, because they “had to wait until Juventus went back on top before stopping the league”. Brescia announced: “We wish to officially distance itself from the comments made by their player Mario Balotelli, relative to hypothetical favouritism in Serie A.Advertisementcenter_img “Specifically, Mario Balotelli during an Instagram live transmission repeated on YouTube, made comments today that alluded to ‘favours’ for a team (Juventus) in the running for the title. Read Also:Balotelli facing sexual allegations after relationship with 17-year-old “Brescia Calcio underline that such insinuations are strictly personal and are in no way representative of the Club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Kingsbarns usurped by sharp Qewy

first_img “He won his maiden in Navan last year very well and he probably didn’t go on the quick ground in the summer. He went on that ground very well,” said McDonogh. “You’d have to like him there. He might run well in the Gladness Stakes (at the Curragh next month) or something like that.” Kingsbarns was not the only high-profile Aidan O’Brien horse to flounder in the difficult conditions as Johann Strauss also had to settle for minor honours earlier on the card. Runner-up in last season’s Racing Post Trophy, the 4-5 favourite could finish only third after a troubled run in the Ross Nugent Foundation Maiden. One of O’Brien’s Classic prospects, he was held up as stablemate Illusive and Le Troisieme Gris set the pace. Joseph O’Brien made his move early in the straight and went for a gap on the inside but it was closed by Kevin Manning on the eventual winner Fiscal Focus (5-2). Jim Bolger’s colt just held Boqa by a nose, with Johann Strauss a never-nearer third, another length and three-quarters away. “He got through the ground but we won’t know how good he is until he gets better ground,” said Bolger. Kingsbarns could finish only third as Qewy made all of the running to spring a surprise in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown. “He’s a good sort – I like him and I think he has prospects. “He doesn’t lack toe and it’s possible he could come back in trip too.” The narrowly-beaten Boqa, is trained by Tommy Stack, who took the Bulmers Live at Leopardstown Summer Racedays 2014 Fillies Maiden with the newcomer Waltzing Matilda (3-1) under Wayne Lordan. The daughter of Danehill Dancer is likely to return to the Dublin track for the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial on May 11. Stack’s son and assistant, Fozzy, said: “They didn’t go much of a gallop and it turned into a sprint which wasn’t ideal. “She wants a mile and a quarter – she’s quite nice but she’s still big, raw and green. She can only improve. “I was going to enter her in the Athasi Stakes but I thought it was a bit short for her. “She’ll probably come back here for the Guineas Trial.” The 2012 Racing Post Trophy winner held every chance but could not get to the John Oxx-trained 11-1 outsider of five in the rain-softened ground. Qewy kept pulling out more for Declan McDonogh and got the verdict by three-quarters of a length from Pop Art, who took second spot from 4-6 favourite Kingsbarns. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football: Arsenal hit by food poisoning in China

first_imgShanghai, China | AFP | Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their preseason friendly with Bayern Munich on Wednesday, manager Arsene Wenger said.The Frenchman revealed the sickness that had swept the Arsenal camp, coupled with the severe heat in China and long flights, made for far-from-ideal preparations for another taxing campaign.Wenger was shorn of Olivier Giroud because of food poisoning, then captain Per Mertesacker pulled out of the game just moments before kick-off because he too fell ill with the same problem.New signing Sead Kolasinac also had to come off before the break, while Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott were only substitutes because they were sick.Wenger’s ailing men were outplayed for long periods by Bayern before salvaging a last-gasp 1-1 draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties.Arsenal were particularly poor in the first half in the 36 degrees Celsius (97F) heat and Wenger admitted that the extreme conditions in Shanghai were “a shock” after flying in from Australia, which is in its winter.“I was a bit scared that tonight we could have big problems and in fact in the first half we suffered a bit,” said Wenger, under pressure to get Arsenal back in the Champions League this season.“Ramsey finished the game, but Walcott, Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Giroud, they all had a little food poisoning.” Wenger said the club — who next travel to Beijing to face Chelsea on Saturday — did not know what caused the food poisoning.Wenger added of the punishing preseason schedule that many top European clubs now undertake to far-flung destinations for commercial reasons: “If you ask me is it ideal physically to prepare? I’d say certainly not.“Has it got other advantages? Yes because we can meet fans all over the world so that is very positive.”Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for Wenger and Arsenal, saving Juan Bernat’s soft spot kick after Gunners substitute Alex Iwobi nodded in the leveller right at the end of normal time.Robert Lewandowski had needed just nine minutes to fire German champions Bayern ahead from the penalty spot as they outplayed Arsenal, before Iwobi’s late intervention meant the game went straight to penalties.Both sides fielded a mixture of first-team regulars and reserves, with new Bayern signing James Rodriguez and new Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette starting.Bayern play AC Milan in Shenzhen, southern China, in their next warm-up game.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Shaban destroys Zambia in COSAFA U20 opener

first_imgIn the other fixture in Group A, Malawi edged Swaziland in a five-goal thriller with a 3-2 victory as Patrick Phiri bagged a brace of goals.   Highly-rated Peter Banda put the Young Flames ahead as he drilled the ball into the back of the net, before he then blasted the ball over and saw another fine effort saved by Swaziland goalkeeper Mlamuli Lukhele.Swaziland were brighter at the start of the second period and equalised through Nuno Tsabedze.Phiri put Malawi ahead three minutes later, but Swaziland were level again before the hour-mark when Order Mamba converted a penalty.But the Young Flames had the last laugh as Phiri headed home after Banda’s free-kick had come back off the crossbar.North African guests Egypt got their tournament off to a winning start in a hard-fought 1-0 success over Mozambique.  Hussein Abdelkader grabbed the only goal of the game four minutes from time for what turned out to be a deserved victory for the Young Pharaohs.Only the top team in each pool and the best runner-up advance to the semifinals that will be played on December 14.WEDNESDAY’S RESULTSGroup ASwaziland 2 (Tsabedze 53’, Mamba 59’) Malawi 3 (Banda 12’, Phiri 55’, 65’)Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Shaban 51’, 54’)Group BMozambique 0 Egypt 1 (Abdelkader 86’)THURSDAY’S FIXTURES Benson Kolala of Zambia gets away from Fred Okot of Uganda during the 2017 COSAFA U20 football match between Zambia and Uganda at Arthur Davis Stadium, Kitwe on 6 December 2017. PHOTO BackpagePixZambia ?? 0-2 ??UgandaKitwe, Zambia | COSAFA U20 MEDIA | Striker Muhammad Shaban scored a brace of goals as East African guest nation Uganda stunned holders and hosts Zambia with a 2-0 victory in their Group A opener at the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships in Kitwe on Wednesday.Uganda’s Hippos were deserved winners over the African champions, who have a new-look side this year as they build towards the defence of their title in the 2019 African Youth Championships.The Young Chipolopolo certainly had their chances, but were undone by Shaban’s double-strike in the second half at the Arthur Davies Stadium.Zambia came close to the opener when Captain Prince Mumba saw his shot cannon back off the woodwork, before Lameck Banda was denied by a fine stop from Uganda keeper Keni Saidi.  The East Africans were ahead six minutes into the second period when Shaban netted from a tight angle after turning home Steven Mukyala’s cross to stun the sizeable home crowd.And the Kampala City Council forward doubled his side’s lead three minutes later with another neat finish.Zambia had goalkeeper Daniel Sikanyika to thank as he denied Stephen Mukwala as Uganda pushed for a third, while the visitors also had a goal disallowed in what was an accomplished performance from them that will elevate them to one of the tournament favourites. Group C12h00 (10h00 GMT): Lesotho vs Zimbabwe – Nkana StadiumGroup B15h00 (13h00 GMT): South Africa vs Mauritius – Nkana StadiumSTANDINGSGroup A                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              Pts Uganda                            1            1            0            0            2            0            +2              3Malawi                            1            1            0            0            3            2            +1              3Swaziland                       1            0            0            1            2            3            -1              0Zambia                            1            0            0            1            0            2            -2              0Group B                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsEgypt                                1            1            0            0            1            0            +1              3Mauritius                        0            0            0            0            0            0            0              0South Africa                   0            0            0            0            0            0            0              0Mozambique                 1            0            0            1            0            1            -1              0Group C                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsAngola               0            0            0            0            0            0            0            0Lesotho                           0            0            0            0            0            0            0              0Namibia                          0            0            0            0            0            0            0              0Zimbabwe                      0            0            0            0            0            0            0              0TOURNAMENT STATSMatches Played: 3Goals scored: 8Biggest victory: Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Group A, December 6)Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)GOALSCORERS2 goals – Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Josh Hill climbs leaderboard in second day at European Young Masters

first_img Josh Hill carded a five-under par 67 to climb 22 places up the leaderboard on the second day of the European Young Masters at Kunĕtická Golf & Spa in the Czech Republic.The 15-year-old Dubai-based player goes into the final round tied in eleventh place on four-under par 140 ten shots adrift of Norway’s Michael Alexander Mjaaseth who leads the field by two shots on 14-under par 130 after adding a 66 to his opening round of 64.Jack Bigham from Harpenden carded a second successive one under par 71 to sit in a share of 21st place on 142.The leading GB & I player in the boys’ competition is Ireland’s Joshua Hill who carded rounds of 70 and 69 to claim a share of eighth place on the leaderboard on 139 just a week after winning the English Boys’ Under 16 Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (McGregor Trophy) at Radcliffe-on-Trent.Lottie Woad remains in contention for a medal in the girls’ event being played at the same venue.The 15-year-old from Farnham added a 71 to her opening 6 and is currently tied-sixth alongside Italy’s Charlotte Cattaneo and Antonia Zacharovska from the Czech Republic on four-under par 140. The leader is Germany’s Paula Schulz-Hanssen who is a single shot ahead of France’s Lilas Pinthier after firing opening rounds of 69 and 67.England’s other representative Patience Rhodes from Burnham & Berrow is in 42nd place on 155 after recording two rounds of 77.View leaderboardPhoto credit: Luboš Klikar, European Golf Association Tags: EGA, European young Masters, Jack Bigham, Josh Hill, Lottie Woad, Patience Rhodes 26 Jul 2019 Josh Hill climbs leaderboard in second day at European Young Masters last_img read more