JCC Calls Off Fall Intercollegiate Sports Over Pandemic Fears

first_imgShare: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) JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College has cancelled all fall intercollegiate athletic competition in light of complications from the coronavirus pandemic.“JCC is cancelling all fall intercollegiate athletics — volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, and cross-country — for the fall 2020 semester due to recommended regulations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said George Sisson, athletics and recreation director.“It was a hard and sad decision to make but we must protect the health and welfare of our student-athletes, staff, and community,” Sisson emphasized, noting that coaches and athletes had been preparing during the off-season for a return to sports.JCC’s decision was made after all but five of the 21 colleges in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region III had cancelled their fall athletics programs. “Although the plan to initiate a new cross-country program at our Cattaraugus County Campus is impacted for the fall, we will move ahead with establishing a cross-country team once athletic competitions are restarted,” Sisson noted.The winter athletics schedule remains under consideration with a decision pending on July 17. JCC’s winter athletics schedule includes men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, and swimming and diving.last_img read more

Tapping Wind and Natural Gas, New Regional Grid Expansion for Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin Is Complete

first_imgTapping Wind and Natural Gas, New Regional Grid Expansion for Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin Is Complete FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Power say they’ve completed a 70-mile power line in South Dakota that’s the last piece of a major expansion of the upper Midwest power grid called CapX2020.The new 345-kilovolt line connects a new substation near Big Stone City with an existing substation in Brookings in eastern South Dakota.In the announcement Wednesday, the Minnesota-based utilities say eight wind projects and a natural gas power plant are waiting to connect to the line.CapX2020 is an initiative of 11 utilities in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin to expand and upgrade the regional power grid to handle the increasing supply of wind and solar power. It includes 800 miles of transmission lines altogether, representing a $2 billion investment.Utilities Finish Last Piece of CapX2020 Power Grid Expansionlast_img read more

Mexican Police Seize Cannon to Launch Drugs to the United States

first_img There are over 50,000 military and police officers taking part in the fight against drugs since December 2006. Mexican drug traffickers built a cannon to launch drug packages from the city of Mexicali to Calexico (California, U.S), a local chief of police said on February 21, after the device was seized. Officers deployed to a point near the Mexicali border saw in the distance several individuals who, after noticing their presence, ran away leaving behind the device. After becoming aware of this, the authorities from both countries “set up operations on each side of the border to identify areas and the schedule in which alleged drug traffickers would launch the drug packages, containing mainly marihuana,” Carrillo added. By Dialogo February 25, 2013 The cannon’s weigh is approximately 1.8 tons, and is made of a long plastic cylinder resting on a metal base sitting on the bed of a truck. center_img “The base had a hose connected to a compressor, which was in turn connected to the vehicle’s engine; this was the propeller used to eject the packages,” explained Carrillo. In Mexicali and Tijuana, Baja California, as well as in other municipalities in the neighboring state of Sonora, it is common to find clandestine tunnels that are used for smuggling drugs into the U.S. The operation was carried out after U.S. Border Patrol agents were alerted during a recent bilateral meeting with Mexican authorities where discussion over this novel form of drug trafficking took place, Chief of Police Marco Carrillo from Mexicali, Baja California state, said. In January 2011, Mexican authorities found out that drug traffickers were using a catapult to eject drugs into U.S. territory. last_img read more

NAFCU witness Grooms testifies on reg relief today

first_imgNAFCU witness Steve Grooms, president and CEO of 1st Liberty Federal Credit Union of Great Falls, Mont., will testify today before the Senate Banking Committee on the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions and the economic benefits credit unions offer.“Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Institutions in Local Communities” is set for 10 a.m. Eastern and will review proposals on ways to foster economic growth and improve regulatory conditions for community financial institutions.Additional credit union representatives slated to testify are Dallas Bergl, CEO of INOVA Federal Credit Union (also a NAFCU member), on behalf of CUNA; and John Bissel, president and CEO of Greylock Federal Credit Union. Representatives of the American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America are also on the witness list. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Group speaks out against creation of Endicott Recycling Facility

first_imgThey’re calling on the DEC to require a full-environmental review of the facility among other requests. The group says a letter on behalf of 154 environmentalist was sent to the Department of Environmental Conservation. Last week, a letter from the DEC to SungEel Americas MCC the company wanting to open the facility called for further investigation into chemicals that may be processed at the plant. Wednesday night, Endicott leaders met over zoom to discuss the facility. Mayor Linda Jackson told 12 News the village attorney quote “explained that the DEC and SungEel are working on the new information they received.” ENDICOTT (WBNG) — A group named “No Burn Broome” is speaking out against the lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Endicott.last_img read more

Gold Coast townhouse block fetches $4 million during COVID-19 crisis

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19 rental market update00:38A CASHED-UP buyer has splashed a cool $4.01 million on an entire townhouse block on the southern Gold Coast despite the COVID-19 crisis gripping the city.The local buyer snapped up the Tugun complex at 5 Croft Court which included six leased residences on one title. 5 Croft Court, Tugun.Marketing agents Jared Johnson and Lachlan Marshall, of Ray White Commercial Gold Coast, handled the sale.Mr Johnson said the pair had more than 120 inquiries since they launched their marketing campaign in late January.“We got it under contract on March 18 subject to finance before it went unconditional and sold,” Mr Johnson said.“It was the most inquiry we’ve ever had.“The townhouses are 100 per cent leased and had awesome depreciation benefits so investors went nuts for the block.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago5 Croft Court, Tugun.Mr Johnson said the buyer was from the Gold Coast.“We got it under contract before the COVID-19 (real estate) restrictions came in and we worked with the buyer and spoke with him every day,” he said.“He had no qualms with it at all.”The townhouses sit on a 2636sq m elevated block and have a rental income valued at $217,880 per year.last_img read more

Prolonged TV watching ‘raises diabetes risk’

first_imgHealthLifestyle Prolonged TV watching ‘raises diabetes risk’ by: – June 15, 2011 By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC NewsTelly time may distract from more ‘healthy’ activities, say the researchersCouch potatoes beware, say researchers who link prolonged TV watching with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.Every additional two hours spent in front of the box each day raises the diabetes risk by a fifth and heart disease risk by 15%, a study found.Switching it off and doing something more strenuous instead could stop two people in every thousand developing these conditions, the authors say.The work appears in the journal JAMA.“The message is simple. Cutting back on TV watching can significantly reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, heart disease and premature mortality,” said lead researcher Professor Frank Hu, of the Harvard School of Public Health.The researchers say it is not TV viewing per se that is the problem, but that people who spend hours watching programmes are less likely to lead an active lifestyle as a result and, in turn, are more likely to be overweight or obese.They say other sedentary activities, like sitting in front of a computer playing games or surfing the internet, might have a similar effect, and this should be studied.The investigators examined the findings of eight large studies that included over 175,000 people and looked at the health risks associated with TV viewing.The results showed that more than two hours of TV viewing per day increased risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more than three hours of daily viewing increased risk of premature death.The researchers estimate that for every additional two hours of TV watched a day there is an increased risk of an extra 38 people in every 100,000 in the US dying from heart and circulatory disease and 176 people in every 100,000 developing diabetes.Dr Iain Frame, of Diabetes UK, said the findings should be a wake-up call about the risk of leading a sedentary lifestyle. He said evidence suggests physical activity can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes by over 60%.Maureen Talbot, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “I’m sure we’ve all unintentionally lost evenings slumped on the sofa in front of the TV snacking on crisps and biscuits and drinking sugary drinks or alcohol. But it’s important that this doesn’t become a regular activity.“We should try to be selective in how much time we spend watching the TV, and try to be more physically active instead.“We need 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week to keep our hearts healthy, so why not take a walk after work, join a sports team or even just get out for a bit of gardening in the evenings. It’s bound to be a lot more rewarding than staring at the box.”According to the researchers, people in European countries spend around three-to-four hours a day on average watching TV, while people in the US do so for five hours a day. Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 10 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Liverpool girls tennis drops sectional match to CBA

first_img Tags: girls tennisliverpool A fine regular season by the Liverpool girls tennis team meant that it returned to the Section III Class A tournament – but it did not stay long.As the no. 4 seed, the Warriors were at home for Tuesday’s quarterfinal match, but it came against undefeated no. 5 seed Christian Brothers Academy, who proceeded to eliminate Liverpool in a 5-2 decision.Both of the Warriors’ points came in doubles, where Juila Schewe and Angelica Underwood rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 win over Grace Catalano and Aubrey Mills as Diana Kozenyatko and Gabby Underwood handled Lily Geneocco and Maddie Tallman 6-2, 6-1.Elsewhere in doubles, Sheridan Bryerton and Kaia Wallingford went to three sets, but lost 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 to Sophie Schultz and Schutie Zirath as Megan Polhamus and Sarah Watkins fell to Hanna Kang and Annie Kilmartin 6-1, 7-5.CBA dominated in singles, too. Liverpool’s Kelly Geiwitz lost 6-2, 6-1, to Juila DelPino, with Olivia Magnarelli falling to Grace DelPino 6-1, 6-1 and Crystal Morgans running into Gieselle Vlassis and taking a 6-0, 6-0 loss.Moving on from this match, CBA then stunned top seed and defending champion Fayetteville-Manlius 4-3 in the semifinals, sweeping the singles and then having Geonecco and Grace Catalano win a third-set tie-breaker over Angela Iskander and Lexi Kellish for the clinching point.Starting next Tuesday, some of Liverpool’s players will start in the individual sectional tournaments, with finals set for Thursday at Oneida High School.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Otto Addo named assistant coach of FC Nordsjaelland

first_imgGhana’s Otto Addo has been named the assistant coach of Denmark club FC Nordsjaelland. The former Black Stars player who also has over 300 German Bundesliga games under his belt starts his duty on Monday as assistant to head Coach Kasper Hjulmand.The German-born Ghanaian said of his role at FC Nordsjaelland:“I’m really thrilled for this new opportunity and I’m looking forward to meeting the other coaches and players.“I’m really excited with the big Danish talent here that can be supplemented by players from Right to Dream, this will give us an unique chance of developing people to the highest level.”Coach Kasper Hjulmand who is looking forward to working with German Bundesliga winner Otto Addo told the club’s official website:“Otto is a person that looks at football the same way that we want the game to be played here in FCN. “The experience that Otto brings, not only as a player but also as coach at Hamburg, means that we will add a person to the coaching team that will give us important knowledge that we can use in the training every day to make the players even better.” Head of football at FC Nordsjaelland Carsten V. Jensen said of Otto Addo’s appointment:“We have been looking for an addition to the team and with Otto on board we have a coach who understands the European and African mentality.“Otto brings valuable experience with the German-mentality with more than 300 games in the Bundesliga and playing in the World Cup. This mentality should help all our players to understand what it takes to play at the top level.”Otto Addo played 15 games for the senior national team of Ghana during his playing career. The Ghanaian at club level played for Borussia Dortmund, VFL 93 Hamburg, Hannover 96, FSV Mainz 05 and Hamburger SV.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more