West Jakarta firefighters save kitten stuck inside water jug

first_imgThe kitten’s head was stuck in the neck of the jug. Eko said it let forth “a pained meow” as it struggled to escape.Read also: The multifaceted roles of Jakarta firefightersThe firefighters cut out the bottom of the receptacle and made a cut in its neck remove the cat. They used a spoon to shield the cat from the blade.“It took about 30 minutes to get the cat out of the jug,” said Eko, adding that the residents took the cat home after the rescue.Firefighters in Jakarta have received a number of emergency requests unrelated to fires, including removing a ring stuck on someone’s finger and rescuing cat from the bottom of a well. (mfp)Topics : West Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency officers have rescued a kitten stuck inside a 19-liter water jug in Tegal Alur, Cengkareng, West Jakarta.Eko Sumarno, the agency’s operational chief, said residents had found the animal inside the vessel.“They felt sorry for the cat, so they took it to a fire station in Cengkareng,” he said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Crew of Chinese vessel can’t disembark at Semirara port

first_imgSAN JOSE, ANTIQUE – The municipality of Caluya has enforced a “nodisembarkation” policy for the crew of a Chinese vessel at the SemiraraInternational Port as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus(2019-nCoV). The municipality of Caluya in Antique is prohibiting crew members of Chinese vessels to disembark at the Semirara International Port in order to prevent human contact as a precautionary measure amid the novel coronavirus scare. PNA As of Feb. 3, this province has one person under investigation (PUI) currently managed by an undisclosed hospital in Antique. The patient has a travel history to China. “He also has fever, cough and/or colds,” said Jessa Sison of the Integrated Provincial Health Office. He said cargo vessels from China dock atthe port every week to transport coal from the Semirara Mining and PowerCorporation. During a briefing with municipal tourism officers of the 18 towns in the province on nCOV, she said a PUI is one who has a travel history to Hubei Provinces and in other Chinese provinces. (With a report from PNA/PN)center_img “With the no disembarkation policy implemented by the Caluya LGU (local government unit), the crew members of Chinese vessels, if they need to order food, (can) just do it through their phones,” he said. The coal is loaded through a conveyor so that there is no human contact, Lastimoso added. Enforced since Jan. 30, the policy wasadopted “so there will be no human contact,” Caluya legal officer ArthurLastimoso said in an interview on Wednesday. The last time a Chinese vessel docked atthe port was on Jan. 27.last_img read more

W. Visayas still vigilant vs ASF

first_img“Number one concern is the swill feedingfrom the affected food wastes. The origin (of the virus) at the ground zerocame from food wastes in airlines and hotels,” she said, adding that there werepersons who collect and sell food wastes to backyard raisers in the affectedareas. Citing the 2019 data, she said 89percent of the 1.2 million farmers in the swine industry are backyard raisers. Remelyn Recoter, DA-6 executivedirector, said swill feeding of backyard raisers and the transport of processedpork products in the region are the top risks that can trigger the entry of thevirus. To further protect the industry, Recoterappealed to the traders not to smuggle any pork and pork products from areasaffected by ASF. Recoter also advised the public not tofeed the hogs with any processed pork products that came from outside theregion. The cancellation of internationalflights in Kalibo International Airport due to the coronavirus disease 2019 hasalso helped in the further defense against ASF. (With a report from PNA/PN) “If one of our relatives bring a kilo ofchorizo here and its food waste will be fed to the hogs, then almostPHP20-billion worth of swine industry will be at risk,” she said.center_img She said provincial and city ordinancesin the region have been established in the region to guard against pork andpork products from affected areas. She said the virus has reached Batangas,Camarines Sur and some parts of Mindanao because of the two mentioned modes oftransmission. ASF-FREERemelyn Recoter, regional executive director of the Department of Agriculture, is urging locals to help maintain Western Visayas’ African swine fever (ASF)-free status. Swill feeding and the transport of infected pork and pork products are two of the top risks on the spread of the virus, she said. PNAASF-FREERemelyn Recoter, regional executive director of the Department of Agriculture, is urging locals to help maintain Western Visayas’ African swine fever (ASF)-free status. Swill feeding and the transport of infected pork and pork products are two of the top risks on the spread of the virus, she said. PNA Traders tend to transfer their productsfrom Luzon from one vehicle to another to get away from quarantine andgovernment officials. ILOILO City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas(Region 6) is enjoining the locals to be vigilant against the African swine fever(ASF) to keep the region free from the deadly pig disease. last_img read more

Authorities search for two suspects after five women were robbed at gunpoint

first_imgAuthorities in Delray Beach are currently searching for two male suspects after a group of five women were robbed a gunpoint in the parking garage of a hotel they were staying at.The incident was reported at Aloft Delray Beach on 202 SE 5th Avenue, around 11:00 pm on Saturday.The women told authorities that they were in the hotel parking garage grabbing a few things from their vehicle when they were approached by three men.Two of the men were said to have had guns and demanded their belongings.The three men then took the women’s purses and backpacks and fled the area in a silver BMW driven by a fourth suspect.Authorities were able to track down the BMW which had been reported stolen earlier in the day and arrested two of the suspects.Two other suspects, including one of the suspects who had a gun, are still on the run.If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Delray Beach Police Department at 561-243-7800.last_img read more

Mason scores twice to lead GSA boys’ soccer team past EHS

first_imgBLUE HILL — Nate Mason began practicing for the 2019 soccer season in an Ellsworth uniform, but his first game as a senior came wearing a different team’s maroon and white.Less than two weeks ago, Mason was getting his photo taken as an Ellsworth Eagle at team picture day and preparing for his senior year at Ellsworth High School. Yet after a last-minute decision to transfer, Mason took the field for the season’s first game playing against the Ellsworth boys’ team rather than for it.“It’s been an ongoing decision for the past couple years,” Mason, who now plays for George Stevens Academy, said of his transfer process. “I held myself back because I love those boys [at Ellsworth] so much and loved playing soccer there.”On Tuesday, there was no holding back for Mason or GSA. Opening the season against his former team, Mason delivered one of the best performances of his high school career.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMason scored a pair of second-half goals Tuesday to propel the GSA boys’ soccer team to a 4-1 win over Ellsworth in Blue Hill. His two goals in quick succession broke open a game that had been deadlocked much of the way and put the home team on course victory in the Battle of the Eagles.The game got off to a rather uneventful start with neither team offering much in terms of attack for the first 10 minutes. Then, at the 29-minute mark, GSA launched a strong counterattack and took advantage of an Ellsworth miscommunication in the back as Ezra Bramblett-Williams fired a shot into the top-right corner to give the home team a 1-0 lead.Ellsworth (0-2) had the chance to tie the game with 23:22 left after GSA committed a foul in the penalty area, but the ensuing spot kick went inches wide of the left post. Ben Osterlin would equalize for the visitors just minutes later, though, and Ellsworth survived a GSA offensive onslaught in the final minutes of the half to keep the score knotted at 1 going into the break.GSA’s Grayson Eaton (right) defends against Ellsworth’s Oscar Howe during the first half of a high school boys’ soccer game Sept. 10 in Blue Hill. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLGSA (1-0) found itself on the back foot early in the second half, but that changed with 27:34 left to play when Mason scored from close range. Mason found the back of the net again three minutes later to give his team a 3-1 lead, and GSA would add one more with 10 minutes remaining to put the result beyond doubt.“We had our fastest guys going forward, and we just ran hard and kept packing the [6-yard box] on throws and corners when we had them,” Mason said. “I had two really good chances, and I just converted them.”Clinical finishing was crucial for GSA as Ellsworth was well organized behind the ball throughout the game. Whether through Mason or his teammates, GSA found ways to capitalize whenever it had scoring chances.“I thought that Ellsworth did a good job of controlling the possession, and we had to have an answer for that,” GSA head coach Mark Ensworth said. “We finished really well and took advantage of the opportunities we had.”The decision to transfer was a difficult one for Mason, who was a top athlete in soccer and track and field in his three years at Ellsworth. Yet as the start of the school year neared, he felt GSA was the right place for his final year.“I had to make a decision for my future and for college and everything,” Mason said. “I found out the layout for my senior year this year would definitely have been better at GSA for my classes and all that.”GSA will be on the road at Mount Desert Island (0-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, before a home game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, against Houlton and another road game at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 17, against Bucksport. Ellsworth hosts Hermon (0-0) at 6 p.m. Thursday before playing on the road against Old Town at 4 p.m. Saturday.As for Mason’s old team, Ellsworth’s rematch with GSA is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Del Luce Stadium. After years of competing for Ellsworth on and inside the track, doing so for the opposing team will be different feeling.“It feels very weird looking and seeing all the old faces on the other team,” Mason said. “I love all of those guys over there; I wish nothing but the best for them.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe club said it plans to review a nickname it has had since 1905. In 2018, the Indians removed their Chief Wahoo logo from caps and jersey worn by the team. The red-faced mascot, however, remains on some team merchandise.The move mirrors one made by the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who Friday said they are embarking on a “thorough review” of their name. FedEx on Thursday called for the Redskins to change their name, and Nike appeared to remove all Redskins gear from its online store. In other NFL news: -The Green Bay Packers are optimistic they will have fans at Lambeau Field this season, but they note that seating capacity would be cut significantly and spectators must wear face coverings. The NFL club acknowledges the “possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season” because of the pandemic. Training camps across the league are to begin in mid-July. The Sept. 12 game between Lafayette College and Navy is the latest game to be canceled. Navy is seeking to fill the date with another opponent. Several other games have already been wiped from the schedule. Those include the Southern-Tennessee State game in Detroit on Sept. 5 and the annual Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis on Sept. 12, featuring Jackson State versus Tennessee State.RACIAL INJUSTICE-OKLAHOMA STATEOklahoma State’s Gundy takes pay cut in wake of T-shirt flapSTILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has taken a hit financially as part of an internal review prompted by sharp criticism from his star running back for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel. _The Cincinnati Reds resumed with a familiar scene: hitters slapping batting-practice pitches around Great American Ball Park while a mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated. It looked and sounded like baseball but felt very different in many ways. Manager David Bell hadn’t slept well the last few days, anxious over how to hit a restart button on a shortened season while keeping players safe from COVID-19. Outfielder Nick Senzel is worried about whether major league players will be cautious when they go out in public, so not to catch and spread the coronavirus.— Carlos Carrasco is making another comeback. The popular Indians pitcher is eager to get back on the mound after missing most of last season while battling leukemia. The 33-year-old is in remission but he’s at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Carrasco has the blessing of the team’s medical staff to play as baseball resumes, and he’s thankful his teammates will look out for him. Carrasco spent the months since baseball was paused by working out at his home in Florida. He even installed a mound near his front yard so he could throw.— Indians outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being quarantined from his teammates and has only had “very mild symptoms” at this point. He will have to twice test negative before he’s permitted to re-join the ballclub.— Most of the Los Angeles Dodgers were masked men when they gathered to restart spring training. Players arrived and departed Dodger Stadium at staggered times. They worked in groups divided between pitchers and position players while maintaining a safe distance. Clayton Kershaw says he trusts his teammates to take precautions when they’re away from the ballpark in order to complete the shortened 60-game season. Testing has shown an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in California. -Mets’ Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. No hugs or handshakes or good-natured ribbing with teammates close by — because there weren’t any. Players kept a safe distance even while simply walking across the diamond at Citi Field, adapted from home ballpark to spring training site as the Mets prepare for opening day in three weeks. Welcome to Major League Baseball in the age of the coronavirus. Elsewhere in F1 Racing: — Rival teams still want answers about whether Ferrari’s engine last season was legal or not, after an investigation was closed following a private settlement with governing body FIA. Questions were raised as to whether Ferrari’s fuel-flow exceeded its maximum permitted amount of 100 kilograms per hour. Teams argued that this may have been a key reason for Ferrari’s notably superior speed on long straights and its remarkable run of six straight pole positions. The FIA is now prepared to share its conclusions but needs Ferrari’s permission and the Italian manufacturer is refusing. Athletic director Mike Holder says it was Gundy’s idea to take a $1 million pay cut and shorten his contract by a year. The rollover deal now covers four years instead of five. Two weeks ago, Chuba Hubbard lashed out at Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting One America News Network.F1-HAMILTONHamilton picks up where he left off on 1st day of F1 seasonSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton has picked up where he left off on the first day of the Formula One season, by setting the fastest times in the first two practices for the Austrian Grand Prix. The previous time Hamilton drove competitively was on Dec. 1 when he dominanted and won last season’s finale at the Abu Dhabi GP. He had already secured a sixth title to move one behind Michael Schumacher’s F1 record. Seven months later, including a four-month suspension because of the pandemic, Hamilton looks typically assured. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas while rival Ferrari lacked speed. — The Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp trying to figure out how to get pitchers ready in just three weeks. One way the Mariners hope to combat worries about putting strain on pitchers’ arms is by going with a six-man rotation for the full 60-game season. The Mariners most likely already have the six starters set between Marco Gonzales, Yusei Kikuchi, Kendall Graveman, Justus Sheffield, Justin Dunn and Taijuan Walker. They may end up averaging just one start per week during the shortened season. — A top Canadian government health official says the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t guaranteed to get an exemption for the regular season. The Blue Jays got one to hold training camp in Toronto this week. But the regular season will require players to frequently travel back and forth between the United States. The official noted that a lot of American states that have teams are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. — The Chicago Cubs were glad to be back on the field. . New manager David Ross said he felt like a “12-year-old thinking about baseball” and how much he missed it. With the season cut from 162 games to 60, the Cubs are gearing up for a sprint they hope ends in the playoffs after missing out for the first time since 2014. Chicago went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last season and finished behind St. Louis and Milwaukee in the NL Central. The Cubs kept their roster largely intact. But they made one big change when they hired Ross to replace Joe Maddon. — Baseball’s return to Comerica Park meant Michael Fulmer was back on the mound in Detroit. The right-hander had Tommy John surgery and missed the whole 2019 season. He said this was his first time throwing off the game mound at Comerica Park in about a year and a half. — Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech missed the start of the team’s summer camp due to a personal matter. General manager Rick Hahn said he doesn’t have a timeline for the return of the 24-year-old right-hander. Kopech is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018. He hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance. In other NBA news:— Plenty of aches and pains around the NBA have healed in the almost-four-month span since the league had to suspend its season because of the pandemic. That means the 22 teams that will be arriving at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida next week should be coming in with mostly healthy rosters. Keeping players healthy once they get to Disney will be another challenge, as workloads ramp up quickly for the July 30 resumption of games. But at least at the start of camps, rosters will be deeper than they were when the league shut down on March 11.— A person with knowledge of the situation says that the Miami Heat have closed their training facility after a second player tested positive for coronavirus. The Heat will have players at the arena over the coming days to satisfy their NBA-mandated testing requirements but will not reopen the gym for individual workouts before leaving for the Disney complex near Orlando on Wednesday. The second player’s identity was not released by the team. Heat guard Derrick Jones Jr. tested positive for coronavirus last week.— The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard said Friday in a statement that the timing of the league’s restart and Oladipo’s lack of 5-on-5 activity makes it difficult for the guard to commit to play “at the high level he expects with regards to further injury.” GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSIC Update on the latest sports NBA RESTART-TOP SEEDSBucks, Lakers look to shed rust or rest for playoffs?MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers have all but guaranteed themselves the top two playoff seeds and face a balancing act when the NBA returns to action. While other teams will be fighting for a postseason berth or playoff seedings when they play the final eight regular season games in Florida, the Lakers and Bucks will be looking to shake off the rust after a 4 ½-month hiatus and staying as healthy as possible. Milwaukee owned the NBA’s best record at 53-12 and the Lakers were No. 1 in the West at 49-14 when the pandemic halted play in mid-March. center_img — Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels’ first workout of summer camp, but says he hasn’t made a final decision on playing this year. Trout and wife Jessica are expecting the couple’s first child in August. The outfielder said his mindset is to play in the virus-delayed season, but a lot will hinge on how he feels the next couple weeks. The three-time AL MVP continues to have discussions with general manager Billy Eppler and manager Joe Maddon. Trout wore an N-95 mask throughout the two-hour workout at Angel Stadium on Friday. Trout did leave open the possibility of possibly not playing until the baby arrives.—Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell reported for work after all. The 27-year-old Snell made headlines in May when he said he opposed the idea of players taking further pay reductions to start the season during a pandemic. But he says it wasn’t difficult to start playing again after the players’ agreement with Major League Baseball included their full pro-rated salaries. Snell says most of what he said in May was “correct.”— Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels is feeling good as a long layoff has helped him recover from a sore left shoulder. Hamels hopes he’ll be ready for the start of the 60-game season i less than three weeks. He says he is interested in logging quality innings, even if he’s not able to pitch deep into games. The Braves opened their summer training at newly renamed Truist Park. A sore left shoulder could have forced Hamels to miss two months if the season started on time. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic ended spring training in mid-March and allowed Hamels to have a more relaxed approach to his rehabilitation.— The Texas Rangers have opened their summer camp in their new home. Their first official workout in their new stadium with a retractable roof came three weeks before they expect to finally play a game there. Left-hander Brett Martin was away from the team after he tested positive for COVID-19 during intake testing this week. Martin was already at higher risk because he has Type 1 diabetes. The pitcher had some mild symptoms with congestion and fatigue.— Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training for the San Diego Padres, who reported that outfielder Tommy Pham tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. Pham will be able to return when he clears the protocol. Pham was obtained in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay in exchange for outfielder Hunter Renfroe. Tatis and outfielder Franchy Cordero appeared to be the only players who wore a mask through the whole workout at Petco Park. The pandemic had already delayed opening day from March 26 to July 23 or 24. This will be the first time since 1945 that no game will be held. Travel restrictions because of World War II kept the game scheduled for Boston’s Fenway Park from taking place that year. It was pushed back to the next season. In other MLB news:— The Washington Nationals showed up to training camp hoping to follow manager Dave Martinez’s mantra on the way to winning the World Series: go 1-0 every day. Baseball’s defending champions got camp underway with 57 healthy bodies and a 2020 first-round pick on the way. Martinez learned depth catcher Welington Castillo was joining Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross in opting out of the 60-game major league season. But aces Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg looked sharp on the first day of workouts, and there’s plenty of hope ahead as long as the Nationals can remember all the protocols in place.— New Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is busy on and off the field this week. Cole and his wife, Amy, celebrated the birth of their first child on Tuesday. Cole has been working out at Yankee Stadium. After a near-miss in the World Series last year with Houston, the All-Star right-hander is hoping to help pitch the Yankees to their first championship since 2009. He signed to a $324 million, nine-year contract that set a record as the highest for a pitcher. Cole says the delay caused by the pandemic might benefit the Yankees because it allowed many to heal. The Yankees open on July 23 at Washington. -A person familiar with the request says agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Cleveland Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku. The person who spoke on condition of anonymity says the Browns have no plans to move Njoku. Rosenhaus told ESPN that “it is in David’s best interest to find a new team at this time.” Njoku has caught 93 passes and scored nine touchdowns in three seasons.MLB NEWSMLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home of the Braves since 2017. Associated Press Bryson DeChambeau tied for early 2nd-round lead in DetroitDETROIT (AP)— Bryson DeChambeau chose to compete in the Rocket Mortgage Classic while many of the PGA Tour’s top players skipped the tournament in Detroit. He’s aiming to take full advantage of the relatively weak field and course. DeChambeau had four birdies on his back nine Friday to close with a 5-under 67, giving him a share of the lead among the early starters in the second round. Matthew Wolff, Seamus Power and Mark Hubbard also were in front at 11-under 133 after the first wave of players finished their second round.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-VIRUS OUTBREAK CANCELATIONSNavy-Lafayette joins lists of college football cancellationsUNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is already impacting the 2020 college football schedule. July 3, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL NEWSRedskins, Indians to review nicknames amid race debateWASHINGTON (AP) — -The Cleveland Indians have announced that they too are reviewing their contentious nickname. The team released a statement on Friday night saying it is committed to making a positive impact in their community and that they embrace their responsibility to advance social justice and equality. last_img read more

Belgium Beat England 2-0 to Win Bronze

first_imgUltimately, as with the semi-final defeat by Croatia, England’s needed to score more goals from open play re-surfaced.The Three Lions battled to create chances and the half-time introductions for Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard injected a greater threat going forward, yet near-misses from Harry Maguire, Harry Kane and Eric Dier will be rued. Though England dominated possession, the devastating nature of Belgium’s counter-attacking meant their spine was able to carve through Gareth Southgate’s side all too easily.Gareth Southgate’s side gritted their teeth and began to dominate possession either side of half-time, probing for openings in the final third. While these were not plentiful, they looked the more likely to score, though the spectre of a Belgian counter loomed throughout.Eric Dier saw his cute, dinked effort hooked off the line by Toby Alderweireld in their best opportunity of the day, with Hazard sealing bronze on the break. Kevin De Bruyne slipped him in superbly and the final result was never in doubt as the Belgium captain tucked away assuredly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard struck at either end of their match for Third Place with England to secure bronze at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The win is Belgium’s best-ever performance at the global football finals.Belgium began superbly. Early pressure quickly turned into an early goal, with Meunier nipping in behind Danny Rose to tuck Nacer Chadli’s cross past Jordan Pickford.Dominant and lively, they looked set to extend that lead until England regained their composure, dulling the incisive swipes of the Belgians’ passing as the half wore on.last_img read more

Broward School District improves school safety

first_imgOn Thursday January 17, Broward County School Board members and Superintendent Robert W. Runcie provided a progress report on recommendations from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Initial Report dated January 2, 2019. The progress report outlined the District’s priorities and included the status on the District’s efforts regarding each of the Commission’s recommendations for school districts, noting that more than half the work has been completed with the remainder in progress. Some items also require additional discussion or legislative action. Among the highlights:Code RedPolicy presented to the School Board1,300 Code Red Drills conducted since the beginning of the school yearHard CornersField test during winter breakCompletion in all classrooms throughout the District by the end of February 2019Single Point of Entry195 schools (82 percent) are completedRemaining schools will be completed prior to the start of the 2019/20 school yearNew safety and security officeNew Chief and 30 new positions “We appreciate the work of the Commission and the recommendations presented in its initial report,” said Superintendent Runcie. “There is a tremendous amount of work that has taken place across the District focused on safety and security. For the 17 students and staff who died, the 17 who were injured, and the 271,000 students we educate every day, we won’t rest until we have the safest school district in the state of Florida.”last_img read more

Pep Guardiola’s ‘professional’ approach to killing counterattacks is part of Man City’s weaponry

first_imgToronto FC played out a 1-1 draw with Orlando City in MLS on Saturday night. Afterwards, the TFC coach Greg Vanney was questioned on whether his players could have done anything differently in order to prevent the goal they gave up.“Foul more,” the former U.S. international said, according to the Toronto Sun. “I think we need to use fouls as a tool to end these dangerous situations more. Getty/Goal https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/91/92/manuel-pellegrini-manchester-city-fouls-ps_gvjbluudldom14brqgaff07hv.png?t=-1706329820&w=500&quality=80 Guardiola is sensitive to anyone pointing out this element in his team’s game plan, despite it being a consistent feature of his teams’ play.Fernandinho has been the fulcrum of the City midfield and led the foul count last season with 40, alongside Raheem Sterling. And new signing Rodri has filled in well; during his first Premier League game, he committed three fouls and managed to keep the West Ham attackers from the City box.“We try to play and, of course, sometimes there are counterattacks and [we] make a foul. Sometimes, the action is a contact,” Guardiola said last December when the issue cropped up.“We don’t think about it. Never in my teams are we focused on to make something wrong for the opponents.“We are a team who always tries to attack, to defend well, to try to play our game, but [I’ve never] thought you have to do that (foul) to avoid what they (the opposition) do.“Never happened in my career and never will happen in my career.”It’s a pretty robust denial, and one he’s been consistent with throughout his time as manager. The problem for Pep is the evidence doesn’t bear it out.Let’s take the West Ham game for the first example. West Ham played 231 passes in the first half, during which City made eight fouls. City played 290 passes in the same time frame and West Ham made only one.Last season in the Premier League, City made the second-lowest number of fouls behind only Liverpool. City committed 328 fouls for a 38-game average of 8.63 fouls per game. The team with the most fouls was actually Brighton, who had 463 overall.However, no team had the ball more than City. They averaged 68.13 per cent possession throughout the total course of the season. And it’s once you start delving into fouls committed per minute out of possession that you see that City really are the masters of disrupting rhythm and quashing threats before they materialize. Getty/Goal https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/49/73/vanney-fouls-toronto-fc-ps_yw9ysfu92o5z1sxedzr6wpk2n.png?t=-1706329820&w=500&quality=80 The West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini had just watched helplessly as his team ran up the white flag at home against Manchester City, losing 5-0 on the opening day of the Premier League season.“Every time we tried to arrive in their box, they committed fouls,” he claimed. “We were innocent in that regard.”There are few doubts that West Ham would have lost the game no matter what, but it was interesting that Pellegrini alighted on so-called “tactical fouls” as one of the reasons to explain why his team could not get a foothold in the game.For Manchester City, either they possess a convenient clumsiness – the theory actually espoused by manager Pep Guardiola – or else the players are smarter than Vanney’s and actually snuff out counters before they begin.”If you review the game, that is why we didn’t create too many chances in the first half,” Pellegrini argued.”All our offensive moments of attacking ended in a foul. You can look at the statistics. They committed 13 fouls, we committed six. But that wasn’t the reason why we lost.”For Guardiola, a key tactic in his overall strategy is to make sure his team cannot be countered.City routinely have six outfield players ahead of the ball during games. It means that if possession breaks down, there is a good chance that opposition teams can fill the City half before City themselves have a chance to recover and settle back in.”David, Kevin, Gundo, make fouls. If there is a transition, make a foul.”That line delivered by Guardiola’s assistant Mikel Arteta in the Amazon documentary series “All or Nothing” gets to the heart of how City avoid counters. It’s spelled out in black and white. If there is a transition, make a foul. Guardiola does not like it being pointed out and will, of course, continue to deny it. It’s as if there is a shame attached to it. But he’s got nothing to worry about.Fouls are part of the game. Some are blatant, some are subtle. Some are avoidable, some are necessary. If nudging or tripping opponents means Guardiola’s teams can get on with winning matches in the style he likes, then it should be acknowledged as part of their weaponry.After all, coaches like Vanney would kill for players as clumsy as Pep’s. Games last 90 minutes but, on average in the Premier League, the ball is in play for only 55 of those. Brighton – over the course of the season – averaged only 41.39% possession. The 59% of the time they were out of possession accounts for around 32.45 minutes, if counting the 55-minute average playing time.That means Brighton’s average of 12.18 fouls per game accounts for around one foul every 2.5 minutes out of possession.City, on the other hand, were out of possession for 32% of the total game time they played. Using the 55-minute average of ball-in-play, City could be said to have been out of possession around 17.6 minutes per game. Their average foul count of 8.63 means they come in “dirtier” than Brighton, with one foul every two minutes spent out of possession (2.05).So, there really isn’t any doubt that City foul a lot. Allowing for all the time they spend with the ball, when you cannot foul the opposition, their foul count is high. Getty/Goal https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/8f/53/mikel-arteta-manchester-city-fouls-ps_13yas29mu81c21sf87itdl1bvd.png?t=-1706328740&w=500&quality=80 “[That] doesn’t mean being nasty, doesn’t mean taking yellow cards all the time. It means slowing the game down, stopping the game, getting numbers behind the ball.”He went on, explaining the value in snuffing out counterattacks by illegal means.“If you take a good defending position at the start of the play and you’re between the man and the goal and the ball and the goal and you foul a player, a lot of times you probably won’t get a card,” he reasoned.“But if you get on the wrong side of the play and then you have to foul from the back side, then you might get a card.“If the alternative is getting a card, or letting a guy go in on a breakaway or a start a counter, then take the card, especially if you’re not on one.“We have to be more professional. And sometimes committing a foul is being professional. That’s a resource in the game.”last_img read more

Inslee Issues Additional Guidance for Construction, Golf and Photography in Phase…

first_imgFacebook56Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee issued guidance for construction, golf and photography in Phase 2.Through the Washington “Safe Start” plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in phases, with adequate safety and health standards in place. Each phase will be at least three weeks.Additionally, counties with a population of less than 75,000 that have not had a new case of COVID-19 in the past three weeks can apply for a variance to move to Phase 2 of “Safe Start” before other parts of the state. County variance applications will be approved or denied by the secretary of the Department of Health. Nine counties have received the variance.For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, all construction, including new work, is allowed, effective May 15.Guidance documents:Memo: Resuming ConstructionPhase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site RequirementsInslee also released guidance today regarding professional photography services which may resume, effective May 15, for counties approved to move to Phase 2.Guidance documents:Memo: Resuming Professional PhotographyPhase 2 Professional Photography COVID-19 RequirementsToday’s guidelines on golf updates the original guidance for golf requirements in Phase 1. For counties granted variance to move to Phase 2, additional golf activities may resume effective May 15.Guidance documents:Memo: Golf Phase 1 Clarifications and Phase 2 RequirementsPhase 1 Golf Restart Clarifications to COVID-19 Requirements and RecommendationsPhase 2 Golf Restart COVID-19 Requirements and RecommendationsEarlier today, Inslee also released a statement and guidance on voluntary contact information as part of phased reopening.Full list of guidance for all current businesses.last_img read more