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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In County, 19 New Cases Reported

first_imgMGN ImageMAYVILLE — Chautauqua County health officials report 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in the county Thursday, bringing the active cases total to 120.The location breakdown of the new cases is as follows:Dunkirk, 5; Forestville, 1; Fredonia, 2; Jamestown, 6; Falconer, 1; Frewsburg, 1; Lakewood, 2 and Ripley 1.Tanglewood Manor faces 66 active cases, with 55 residents and 11 employees reported as positive. County officials note none of the people associated with the Tanglewood outbreak have recovered yet. To date there are 698 recovered cases, 13 deaths and 831 total confirmed cases.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Big City Mountaineers: One Mountain at a Time

first_imgAn unquenchable thirst for adventure has taken my life to incredible places. My passion for these wild places and even wilder ways of exploring them has given me a life time of treasured memories and experiences. But aside from bringing a few great friends along on the occasional adventure, I had become comfortable in the fact that these wilderness forays were self fulfilling. A couple years worth of these selfish great times had floated by before I was given the unique opportunity to add some meaning to my travels.GOPR4433Big City Mountaineers is a budding charity based out of Colorado that takes at risk youth across the nation on wilderness mentoring adventures. Statistically, 83 percent of the kids Big City Mountaineers work with live well below the poverty line and would likely never experience the great outdoors without a miracle of sorts. They run the “Summit For Someone” program as their main fundraising vehicle, allowing any level adventurer to turn a frivolous pursuit into a worthy cause by raising money for BCM through Mountaineering and Climbing Expeditions. When I heard about this opportunity, the ambitious feeling inside grew instantly, and I knew I needed to be a part of the Summit For Someone program!BootScoot3Big City Mountaineers has developed major sponsors and connections through out the outdoor industry. They currently have hubs in Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago and the Boundary Waters Canoe area. I would love to see them keep expanding and include an East Coast Hub one day as well. To raise massive amounts of awareness and money they partnered with Backpacker Magazine and The North Face to hold the largest outdoor fundraiser ever conducted on U.S. soil last Spring on Mt. Whitney.Backpacker held a contest for readers to be a part of the event and I was lucky enough to be selected as one of the readers chosen to join. For months I trained like an animal, raised funds any way I could think of and then drove from the Appalachians out to California to test my merit above 14,000ft. The training and fundraising paid off for myself and everyone else. Nearly every member of our group reached the Summit with the help of our incredible guides from Sierra Mountaineering International. More important than our Peak Experience was the fact we raised $280,000 to provide all kinds of kids with the opportunity to have a peak experience of their own!Lucky ShotTime spent in the wilderness has given me a confident yet humble approach to the daily grind. Long strenuous trips that challenged my mind and body have created a vivid picture of the things that truly matter in life. For instance, A cool drink of water after a long day on a trail is no doubt one of life’s richest pleasures. Good companions and relationships are things to be nurtured and cherished in stride. Shelter from the weather, a healthy diet and a warm, comfortable place to sleep at night are our purest pursuits.When the youth of Big City Mountaineers participate in a mentoring trip they get the chance to incorporate all of this knowledge along with the set of life skills associated with a happy camper back into their own lives. Aside from learning these wilderness “life Hacks” the kids learn a great deal about themselves through the aid of a mentor. For many the opportunity to spend a week in seclusion with a positive adult mentor will provide more positive guidance than they have received collectively during their entire life. The kids get a chance to discuss their living situations as well as their thoughts and feelings about anything the wish with someone who is willing to listen and capable of giving sound advice.The bulk of BCM’s trips offer an amazing 1:­1 ratio of five adult mentors and five youth venturing together on a week long adventure. The trips will physically challenge the kids in different ways such as backpacking, climbing or traveling by canoe and certainly broaden their outdoor horizons. For these reasons and many more a week in the wilderness with Big City Mountaineers is considered a transformative experience for the kids and sometimes even more so for the adult volunteers who participate.Sam3After having such a great time on Mt. Whitney I was thrilled to learn that this year the Summit For Someone program was partnering up with Backpacker and The North Face again to climb Mt. Shasta in Northern California. I was honored again to receive an invite to join the climb and excited to keep raising awareness for the cause. The second time around provided a sense of comfort for me in both training and fundraising.I knew what worked and what did not work after riding the learning curve of our first expedition. With the help of some generous folks all across the outdoor community we were able to hold a fundraising party in Waynesville, NC. A local brewery furnished a killer venue free of charge for us to have a band, show a movie from Mt. Whitney and to auction off thousands of dollars worth of donated gear, outdoor adventures and some incredible Photographs. The night was incredible and our small Appalachian community was more than generous for the nationwide charity. A few weeks ago I had the time of my life on Mt. Shasta on our three day climb. As always I met great new friends and nourished my appetite for adventure on a beautiful mountain. The Mt. Shasta area is particularly special.These picturesque mountains covered in evergreens are dotted with Alpine Lakes and streams and they gently roll to the base of Mt. Shasta which promptly rises 10,000 vertical feet above the valley to a height of 14,192ft. With such staggering prominence above the surrounding area Shasta looks massive and the view from the top reminded me of looking out the window of a airplane! The Shasta Expedition was another staggering success with the help of Shasta Mountain Guides and collectively our group brought in $200,000 and counting for Big City Mountaineers!G0024418The Summit For Someone program has expanded to include 20 iconic Mountaineering Expeditions and climbs around the world. The program will also provide you a vehicle to raise funds for Big City Mountaineers in your own special way. If you wish to through hike a long trail, go peak bagging or set a FKT at your favorite spot they can help turn your passion into a philanthropic adventure! The program provides such a unique opportunity to give your outdoor life style a sense of merit. Believe me from my experience, this makes your endeavors more valuable and more memorable than you could ever imagine.I hope some of you reading this are in the same position I was a few years ago. I had just finished the SB6K challenge and felt like I wanted a taste of Big Adventure when the Summit For Someone program came into my life. Awesomeness is out their waiting for you and Big City Mountaineers can help make it happen!For more information check out bigcitymountaineers.org and summitforsomeone.org.–Follow author and Blue Ridge native Steven Reinhold on Facebook.last_img read more

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Developers appointed for £240m Humber business park

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Morne Bruce Storage tank nearing completion

first_imgLocalNews Morne Bruce Storage tank nearing completion by: – May 19, 2012 Share The construction of the five hundred thousand gallon water storage tank at Morne Bruce is nearing completion with an estimated completion date set for the end of May 2012.The four million dollar project which was funded by the government of Dominica is expected to improve the water supply system for the city of Roseau and environs including the lower parts of Kings Hill as well as to provide water for the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and a supply for the sale of bulk water to cruise ships. The Contractor ACE engineering has been working on the project for the past year.General Manager of the Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Ltd (Dowasco), Bernard Etinoffe confirmed this on Monday during an interview with GIS news.“What is happening now is basically the sealing of the side of the tank and then some work on the outside has to be done. It should take a few days to complete this five hundred thousand gallon storage tank… It’s divided into three chambers, one of which can be dedicated to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium; one can be dedicated to the cruise ships so that when we are feeding the cruise ships or when there’s an activity in the stadium utilizing large volumes of water the people in Kings Hill and Morne Bruce and Roseau will not suffer from water shortages. In the past what you found was that we could not serve ships sometimes because if we did that persons would not have water, so with this much needed storage we can expect much improvement in the water supply to Roseau and environs, Kings Hill, lower Morne Bruce and the Stadium. The storage tank has the capacity to serve for probably two days or so in the event that there is something happening at the intake.”The Dowasco official accompanied the Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Hon. Reginald Austrie on a tour of the project site in May to view the status of the work done thus far.Chief Engineer at Dowasco, Magnus Williams explained what the new system involves.“Each chamber requires a separate outlet and distribution pipes. The pipes for each of these chambers are interconnected in the event that we want to supply water from one pipe to another area so various valves have to be installed so that we can [achieve} that particular isolation. Also we’re required to place valves on the supply lines. They are what we call float valves. They will be used to control the tanks and shut off the supply when tanks are filled. [There] are pipes to control the overflow and for emptying and washing out the tanks. These pipes are also interconnected. They go to the concrete chamber and then through a washout line. Two pipes were installed, one for Bath Road and the other to the Botanic Gardens. One is a direct connection to a bulk water line so we can serve water to the cruise ships.” The Morne Bruce storage tank will be fed from the treatment facility in Antrim from the main intake in Springfield.Meantime, Minister for Water Resource Management, Hon. Reginald Austrie says the completion of the tank will mark a major milestone in government’s attempts to make potable water available to all Dominicans within the next two to three years.“Government has been spending quite a bit of money in terms of new and improved water systems. To date I can tell you, we’ve spent over fifteen million dollars on improving and [upgrading] water systems all across the country. Campbell, Warner, Delice and Petite Savanne all have improved water systems. Right now we’re in the final [stages] of completing Penville’s [and] Concorde’s [water system], the West Coast Water supply project in currently ongoing right now.”Government Information Service 9 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Altercation leads to stabbing; 3 wounded

first_imgILOILO City – Three persons were hurt ina stabbing incident in Barangay Ilaya Poblacion, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. The suspects were arrested and now detainedin lockup cell of the Barotac Nuevo police station, facing charges./PN Teologia and Lachica allegedly attackedthe victims after a heated argument ensued between them. But it was notimmediately established what triggered the altercation. According to the police, the incidenthappened around 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 14. center_img The 29-year-old Jannie Dosano, his 28-year-oldbrother Aurelio and 26-year-old Robert Jocson were recuperating at the Don JoseS. Monfort Medical Center in Barotac, Nuevo. They all sustained stabwounds on the body, police said. Tagged suspects were Aljohn Teologia,28, of Barangay Tubungan, Barotac Nuevo and Archie Lachica of Barangay Licu-an,Barotac Nuevo.last_img read more

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DU30 MAKES DRILON SONA ‘PUNCHING BAG’

first_imgFor democracy to thrive, according to Drilon, “We need free press and to allow journalists to exercise complete freedom to do their mandate of reporting facts without fear.” “In an interview, (Drilon) arrogantly mentioned, among others, that oligarchs need not be rich,” said Duterte. “Then he linked the anti-dynasty system with oligarchy and the topic was my daughter and son. This happened after the Committee on Franchise voted 70-11 to deny the grant of franchise to ABS-CBN. Obviously, he was defending the Lopezes that they are not oligarchs.” “Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people which use their power to seek personal gain or benefit their business interests,” Drilon said. “You cannot equate the rich and oligarch. It does not mean that if you are rich, you are on oligarch. An oligarch is the one that influences the decision of the government or the one using their [riches] in order that the policy that they want will be pursued.”/PN Drilon, in a previous interview, had said if the President was serious in dismantling oligarchs, the latter must tell his allies in Congress to pass the Anti-Dynasty Bill. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte opened his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa by making Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon of Iloilo City his punching bag. Drilon recently dared the President to encourage the Congress to pass the anti-dynasty law to dismantle oligarchy effectively. “Wala po akong kinalaman sa concession agreements na ‘yan. Kaya ko pong harapin ang buong bansa at sabihin na wala akong kinalaman diyan,” Drilon said. “Wala po akong pakialam sa sinasabing concession agreement ng Pangulo. Wala na po ako sa ACCRA nun.” “I aired my support for the renewal of franchise of ABS-CBN because undeniably the network complements other stations in providing timely and accurate reportage even in the farthest locality unreachable to others, even to the government,” he added. “My countrymen, it is sad that while government focuses its attention and resources to battle the coronavirus, there are those who take advantage of a preoccupied government. One of them is Sen. Frank Drilon,” said the President at the start of his close to two-hour speech yesterday afternoon. President Rodrigo Duterte used his State of the Nation Address to castigate Sen. Franklin Drilon over the opposition lawmaker’s proposal to ban political dynasties if government wants to dismantle oligarchy. In response, Drilon said he was defending press freedom and not the Lopezes who own ABS-CBN Corp. which was shut down by the National Telecommunications Commission after its franchise expired and was not granted a new one by Congress.center_img “Media is a powerful tool in the hands of oligarchs like the Lopezes who used their media outlets in their battles with political figures. I am a casualty of the Lopezes during the 2016 election,” said Duterte. “Were you a part of (the) ACCRA (law firm) when this contract of (Manila) Water was being drafted? Bakit kasi ikaw lang ang galit sa dynasty? You are a hypocrite,” Duterte said. Drilon stressed that simply being rich is not equivalent to being an oligarch and also emphasized that political dynasties will continue to nurture oligarchy in the Philippines. “I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes. The closure of the ABS-CBN sent a chilling effect,” Drilon said. Justifying ABS-CBN’s closure, Duterte said great wealth enables economic elites and corporations to influence public policy to their advantage. The senator said Duterte must go beyond the fact that he has children in the politics in House deputy speaker Paolo Duterte, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte and Vice Mayor Baste Duterte if he is really determined in dismantling oligarchy. “With the popularity rating of the President, he has the capacity to push that in Congress,” Drilon said over at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay. “When you want to remove oligarchy as a power structure then you should rise above all of these.” In the latter part of his speech, President Duterte once again lambasted Drilon and accused the latter of having a hand in the questionable water concession agreement entered by the government before with Manila Water. In an interview over DZBB, Drilon reiterated he was never involved in the crafting of the water concession agreements as Duterte claimed.last_img read more

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Mourinho aware of FFP demands

first_img “Every wrong move you make has an influence on the future. You need to work more closely with the board in the financial area, you have to have a different perspective and a different look at the players on loan and youth football. “It’s more global. Instead of just focusing on your team, and your targets and ambitions, it’s an overall view. It’s a different profile of job and I’m happy with that, I’m enjoying that.” The changes are certain to affect Chelsea’s usual approach to the transfer market and cast doubt on the possibility Mourinho will this summer exceed the estimated £70million he spent on players when he first arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2004. The Blues have already signed Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen for an undisclosed fee while Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk and Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder are all reported targets. Mourinho has identified regular qualification for the Champions League as one key to maintaining Chelsea’s economic stability. “We need to go back to this stability,” he added. “It’s important for the players, for the young players’ development, for the club, for the fan base and for the economic situation which is more important with Financial Fair Play. “This is what we want, me as a manager, the owner and the board. The owner and the board want stability and then after that if we are working well and working together, success comes naturally.” Jose Mourinho will embrace the new era of Financial Fair Play as a motivating factor during his second spell as Chelsea manager. Press Associationcenter_img Club accounts have been subjected to assessment for the last two years under the FFP regulations laid down by European football’s governing body UEFA, with outgoings being measured against revenues from football activities, and those wishing to participate in European competition are not permitted to make significant losses. “It’s very motivational and demands more from you. You have to think more about every decision and every move,” Mourinho told chelsea’s official website. last_img read more

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Fulham: No comment on Mourinho Jnr

first_img Press Association Fulham would not comment on the speculation when contacted by Press Association Sport. “Fulham Football Club does not comment on the identity of any of the young people participating in the numerous football programmes on offer at the club,” a statement read. Spanish newspaper Marca claim 14-year-old goalkeeper Jose Mario has signed on at Craven Cottage after a one-month trial. He played for Real Madrid’s Canillas side when his father was manager there, but it looks like he has not followed his father following his move back to Chelsea. center_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s teenage son has reportedly signed for west London rivals Fulham.last_img read more

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3rd series defeat in 4 tours to SENA countries

first_imgTalking PointIndia is still on top of the World Test Championship cycle. However, Kohli’s men were brought down to earth after they ran over oppositions at home and in West Indies last year.Notably, this is the 1st time Virat Kohli has been on the receiving end of a Test series whitewash as captain. This is the 3rd overseas series defeat in 4 tours since 2018 for the Indian skipper who was woefully out of form in New Zealand.The 2-0 sweep is also the 1st time since the 4-0 loss in Australia in 2012, India has been handed a series whitewash in Tests. India began the New Zealand tour on a high, winning the T20I series 5-0 but things have gone downhill since with the visitors losing the ODI series 0-3 and 0-2 in the Tests.While tall claims of being ‘the best Indian team of the last 15 years’ have been made in the past, India’s performances in SENA countries have been far from impressive. Apart from the historic 2-1 series win in Australia, India has been thrashed by South Africa (1-2 in 2018) and England (4-1 in 2018).Also Read: Arsenal Exit; Manchester United, Wolves in last 16Also Watch: Swearing-in Ceremony of Pallav Bhattacharyya as new Chairman of APSC held todaylast_img read more

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Syracuse Chiefs look to improve on league-worst 2014 attendance numbers

first_img Published on April 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Dave Smolnycki does it for the game of baseball. When he takes his seat in Section 204, Row 8 on Thursday he’ll be in attendance for the 45th-consecutive Syracuse Chiefs home opener.“I know nowadays, you need all the fancy stuff with the entertainment, but to me, it’s always been the game itself,” he said.But the number of fans like Smolnycki is steadily decreasing.Minor league baseball teams are having to rely on entertainment and promotions to bring fans out to the ballpark. As the Chiefs are set to have their home opener at NBT Bank Stadium on Thursday, the club will look to rebound from a season in which it placed last in the International League in attendance. But now second-year general manager Jason Smorol is confident that there’s a turnaround coming up.Smorol came to the Chiefs — the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals — with more than a decade’s worth of minor league baseball experience. When he took over in October 2013, Smorol had the mentality of being all about the fans and being “more minor league-y.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just came in with my philosophy,” Smorol said. “I don’t know that that’s any different than someone else’s philosophy, it’s just what I was taught to do in baseball and that is to be about the fans.”Despite extensive efforts to try and bring fans to the 11,117-seat ballpark, the Chiefs finished last in both total and average attendance in the International League in 2014. The paid total of 247,046 was the lowest in the history of the Chiefs’ ballpark, which opened in 1997 and is now called NBT Bank Stadium after two name changes.Smorol said that while the club announced a more than 100,000-person decrease in attendance from 2013, concession sales were up and there were actually more people physically in the ballpark than in previous years—during which attendance tracking wasn’t as accurately portrayed, said Benjamin Hill, who covers minor league baseball for MiLB.com.Smorol took over as general manager following 44 years of either Tex or John Simone running the ball club and said the Chiefs are still essentially starting a brand-new franchise from scratch. It was often the case where fans could go to a local grocery store or bank and get free Chiefs tickets. Smorol said no more — there were no free tickets last year, except for the city of Syracuse buying out the July 4 game.“Our product has value,” he said. “So we established that value of $12, $10, $5 a ticket and then more people came last year.”To generate that value and build some buzz, the Chiefs held promotions such as Deport Justin Bieber Night, Boy Band Night and Tattoo Night to go along with the classics of Fireworks Night and Giveaway Saturdays.Promotions are more important in minor league baseball than in the major sports because in minor league baseball the average fan is not a fan of the team, Hill said.The most effective promotions, Hill said, are ones that don’t have to be explained, such as fireworks. The Chiefs currently have 20 fireworks shows planned for this year, compared to 13 last year.“Owning a ball club is like owning a restaurant with live entertainment,” said Lloyd Johnson, editor of the Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball.The club is continuing to try and improve attendance through promotions, adjusting to what’s popular — such as selling beer for $2 on Thursdays.Promotions aren’t the only factor that goes into attendance, but also the weather. During 2014 Chiefs home games, about 2,300 fewer fans on average came to the ballpark when there was precipitation.In 2010, Stephen Strasburg made four starts for the Chiefs at then-named Alliance Bank Stadium. Strasburg was the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball and a former No. 1 overall draft pick. Smolnycki described the ballpark as “jam-packed” and “bedlam.”“It just was a whole different atmosphere,” he said. “People were into the game.”In Strasburg’s four starts in Syracuse, the Chiefs averaged 5,678 more people per game than their average attendance for 2010.But having Strasburg, and eventually top prospect Bryce Harper in 2011, come to Syracuse was “lightning in a bottle.”“There’s just really not enough baseball fandom intensity in the minors for top prospects to get that kind of attention, unless they’re true outliers like Strasburg or Harper,” Hill said.Right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole is the Chiefs’ highest-rated prospect to start the season, coming in at No. 30 on the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list. He’s the only current Chief on the list.Even without a top prospect, sometimes a winning team isn’t enough automatically help boost attendance.The Chiefs won the International League North Division last year by two and a half games, but still finished last in attendance for the entire league. In 47 of their 66 home games, they had the higher winning percentage of the two teams going in.Marshall Adesman, a former general manager for the Waterloo Indians, said winning is the best promotion, but is not necessary to have good attendance. The Chiefs largest total attendance for a season, 1999, came in a year when the team finished two games above .500.There are many factors that go into attendance, both for the Chiefs and minor league baseball as a whole. What Smorol and other managers can do is “control the controllables.”While Chiefs management can’t control the weather, the on-field performance or the roster, they can control the fan experience.“We want to really engage our fans and we want them to have fun,” Smorol said. “Again, that’s what it’s all about — just the fans having fun, wanting to come to the ballpark, spend some time with their families, spend some time with their friends and by the way, there’s a really good baseball game going on.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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