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Susquehanna County commissioners approve CARES Act Grant funding to help local businesses

first_imgMONTROSE, PA (WBNG) — Susquehanna County Commissioners office announced the approval of funds to help emergency services agencies and small businesses. “I think we really want to see those businesses be able to survive this pandemic and help them out while they are on closure,” Hubbard said. Chief Clerk Rebekah Hubbard, says the county relies on small, local businesses. The county is partnering with Trehab Community Resources to help approve the businesses that are eligible.center_img The county approved over $572,000 from a portion of the #3.6 million CARES Act Grant given to the county from the state. This money will be divided between local businesses and emergency services agencies, who lost funding during the pandemic.last_img

Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd believes in post-election stock market rally

first_imgGuggenheim Partner’s Scott Minerd told CNBC that Wednesday’s rally on Wall Street makes sense, despite the uncertain outcome in the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.“I was always of the opinion, regardless of the outcome, short of getting anarchy in the street, that this would be good for stocks,” the firm’s global chief investment officer said on “Closing Bell.” “I honestly believe a blue wave would be better, but I think even if Trump were to be president, that people would say, ‘Hey, we’re not getting any big tax increases and we have a green light as long as the economy stays on track.’”- Advertisement – Minerd’s comments came as the major U.S. stock indexes rose while investors digested the uncertain Election Day results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 367 points, or 1.3%, while the benchmark S&P 500 advanced by 2.2%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed, jumping by nearly 4%.While NBC News has not made a projection about the balance of power in the Senate, some market watchers believe the stock gains were spurred by a belief that Republicans would maintain their majority, thereby standing in the way of a potential Biden administration’s desire to raise corporate and capital gains taxes. Both policy changes are generally considered to be a headwind for equity valuations.Minerd expressed concerns about the rising number of coronavirus cases and the risk to the economy’s recovery. “The rate of new Covid cases has gone exponential,” he said.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I think we are still in for a pretty severe period of infection coming through the fourth quarter and into the first. That obliviously is going to create a lot of noise in the economy, but it is going to put more pressure on stimulus and the Republicans in the Senate to compromise on providing even more stimulus,” Minerd said. Republicans have favored a smaller stimulus deal than Democrats.Earlier Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he hopes to approve another pandemic relief package “before the end of the year.” He added, “I think that’s job one when we get back. Hopefully we get a more cooperative situation than we’ve had” now that Election Day has passed.Minerd said it is important for investors to see beyond the near-term uncertainties as they consider how to position their portfolios. “At the end of the day, if you can clear smoke in the next months and look through what’s going on in the next six months, as an investor, I think you have to be fairly positive for all risk assets, whether it’s … high-yield bonds, corporate bonds and also for stocks,” he said.last_img read more

DeSantis: COVID-19 Dashboard Designer Faces Cyber Sex Harassment Charges

first_imgJones pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor stalking charges. She listed the Florida Department of Health (DOH) as her employer upon her arrest.DeSantis says Jones is not a scientist nor the chief architect of the online dashboard. He adds that she holds degrees in journalism, communications, and geography.“She was putting data on the portal which the scientists believed didn’t believe was valid data,” DeSantis explains. “So she didn’t listen to the people who were her superiors.”Jones has a Ph.D. in Geography from Florida State University, a Master’s degree in Geography and Mass Communication from Louisiana State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse in Geography and Journalism, according to a resume posted on FSU’s website.Florida’s COVID-19 portal is designed and operated through a data mapping software from a company called ESRI. An April 2020 article on their website says Jones led the creation of the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.“She put [her] work on hold and quickly created a COVID-19 dashboard,” the company’s article says. “She spent the weekend compiling cases data and configuring the dashboard.”Gov. DeSantis says the data on the dashboard is transparent, and, “Any insinuation otherwise is just typical partisan narrative trying to be spun.” The woman who designed Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard and was later fired is also facing an open criminal investigation for sexual cyber harassment and cyber stalking, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday.Rebekah Jones told West Palm Beach television station WPEC this week that her termination was “not voluntary,” adding that she was taken out of the job for refusing to censor data on the online dashboard.She claims that officials directed her to “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen.”However, the governor says that Jones was actually released for insubordination, and repeated that during a visit in Orlando with Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday.“She didn’t listen to people who are her superiors,” explains DeSantis. “Come to find out she’s also under active criminal charges in the state of Florida. She’s being charged with cyber stalking and cyber sexual harassment.”A Tallahassee police report states that a man claimed to be a victim of revenge porn by Jones last summer. He told police that he had an injunction against Jones for a year. It expired recently. Additionally, the man alleged that Jones posted naked pictures of him online, and that she shared the content with his employer and family.Yesterday, Florida received a big dump of test results, which yielded about 500 new cases out of more than 75,000 results for a statewide positivity rate of 0.64%. pic.twitter.com/K2DHg0jewq— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 20, 2020last_img read more

Mastery of penalty corners key for Syracuse as ACC tournament looms

first_imgPenalty corners start with the insertion from side of the cage. If the initial pass is clean, it makes it to the stick of an awaiting “stopper,” who keeps the ball in the arc, pushing it into a shooting lane.While all this happens, a shooter — for Syracuse it’s normally Roos Weers or Lies Lagerweij — stutter steps and winds up. If all goes smoothly, Syracuse will get a shot off.“You can only execute a penalty corner if every piece is perfect,” Weers said in September.But penalty corners haven’t always gone well for No. 11 Syracuse (12-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) this season. To start the season, Syracuse posted its worst five-game percentage on penalty corners in head coach Ange Bradley’s tenure, converting only 3 percent of corners. With the regular season over, SU has taken 99 corners, scoring 13 for an 18-percent conversion rate. Though SU has seen an uptick, the Orange will need to seize every opportunity against No. 10 Louisville (12-6, 4-2) Thursday in its ACC tournament opener. Minor errors during insertion or stopping have limited SU’s efficiency on set pieces this season.“The insertion, the stop and the execution,” Weers said, “anything that we ever did in the season, you can always improve on.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe role as a stopper is to lay down her stick to corral the ball and set it up for the shooter. But when insertion passes come in fast, putting a deft touch on the ball for a shooter is hard, and having “soft hands” can help a player control the ball off their stick. Being able to put the ball in a good spot can be the difference between a clean look on net or an easily blocked shot.There’s also an element of danger in stopping, Bradley said, which expands the degree of difficulty. When a player makes a stop — usually it’s Emma Tufts, Elaine Carey or Erin Gillingham doing it for SU — they get low, putting their head right over their stick. So, when Weers or Lagerweij step up after a big wind up, their sticks swing close by a stoppers head.“You’ve got to be brave,” Bradley said.Before the ball even gets to stoppers, a good insertion pass is needed to give shooters a chance. Senior midfielder Laura Hurff has taken the majority of insertions for SU, picking up eight assists on set pieces. Just behind Hurff is the No. 2 inserter, freshman Florine Hogendoorn, who has four assists.The key to a good insertion, Bradley said, is getting some pace on the pass so it gets to the stoppers and shooters quicker than the defense can make it out of the net.“If the insertion is off a little bit,” Weers said, “it’s very difficult to adjust. It’s very important.”SU has rarely made glaring errors on penalty corners, but when it happens, it’s a costly mistake. Carey mishandled a stop with no time left down 2-1 to then-No. 4 Virginia on Oct. 14. The ball exited the arc and ended the game, handing the Orange its fourth conference loss.More often though, slightly misplaced insertions or clumsy stops disrupt plays force shooters to fire into less open lanes or take shots hoping for a deflection. Occasionally, to try and find a goal, SU runs a set play off a penalty corner.On Oct. 1, Syracuse looked to break a 0-0 tie with Princeton. Hurff inserted the penalty corner, and the ball was stopped for Weers. She rocketed the ball at the post, where Gillingham waited to deflect the ball in. That goal ended up being the game-winner in an eventual 1-0 Syracuse win.Lagerweij declined to say if SU had any more set plays drawn up for the ACC tournament.“It’s an important part of field hockey,” Lagerweij said, “so I don’t want to give anything away.”Whether Syracuse works in new wrinkles with set plays or just works on execution, it will need better numbers from its penalty corners to aid an offense that averages roughly one goal fewer per game than a season ago.To do so, like Weers said, Syracuse might just have to be perfect. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 1, 2017 at 12:37 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Ski Club ”ZOI’84” is organising a retro race

first_imgSki retro race will be held on 16 February on the Olympic mountain of Bjelašnica, in organisation of Ski Club ”ZOI ’84”, reports FENA.All adults who have old ski equipment can participate and they will be graded by three-member jury on the principle ”the older the equipment, the better”, said ZOI’84.After the race there will be a party in ”Benetton” and the winner will be announced. ”ZOI’84” will give diplomas and medals for best participants.Entrance fee is 10 BAM.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Christian Martial Arts

first_imgKootenay Christian Martial Arts was founded on back in the fall of 2001 in the Nelson Covenant Church under the guidance of Master Dean Siminoff.Recently, the local martial arts club graduated more than 20 of its students into the Black Belt class during a recent session showcasing the class. Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports want to salute the newest Kootenay Christian Martial Arts Black Belts with Team of the Week honours.The recipients include, (not in any order), Evan Lamle, Nathan Lamle, Connor Chirico, Troy Bellman, Tristan Schuh, James Appleby, Sophia Kabatoff, Rylie Jordahl, Georgia Bonderud, Jerika Perepolkin, Mark Rimmer, Steve Sabo, Rob Ostrikoff, Aidan Ostrikoff, Jessica Byker, Miwa Sugino, Hannah Jordahl, Hayden Jordahl, Honey Bellman, Gary Voysey and Michelle Schellenberg.last_img read more

Unique Team Adventure Race Coming to the West Kootenays

first_imgThe Four Elements Adventure Race (or FearBC) is set to challenge teams in the hills and mountains surrounding Castlegar on Saturday, September 30th. Teams of three will test their skills, physical abilities and mental fortitude while supporting each other as they navigate between checkpoints via trekking and mountain biking stages. To add to the excitement, teams will also be given instructions to complete special tasks relating to each of the four elements while progressing through the race course.This six to nine hour race (depending on a group’s rate of travel) will see teams navigate via map and compass through some of the West Kootenays most breathtaking terrain. “We wanted to create a race that was team-based and unique to the area that people can get excited about” stated John Ford, one of four local Race Coordinators. Ford has been involved in coordinating various adventure races in Canada over the past ten years and is stoked to be bringing one to his new home in Castlegar. Early bird rates are now available until July 31st. Register now! For more information and to register visit Fearbc.com or find the race on Facebook at FearBC – Four Elements Adventure Race.last_img read more

Condemnation of attempt to intimidate media

first_imgDear Editor,Firstly, I wish to add my voice to the others who have condemned the intimidation of members of the media at Congress Place, in the presence of Coalition Government leaders, during a press conference.No amount of intimidation can hide the facts, and this is something that has been proven time and time again.On the subject of intimidation, there are moves afoot by the Coalition leaders to intimidate their Parliamentarians, who they suspect might vote with the PPP/C on their no-confidence motion.Threats made to several Coalition Parliamentarians about them being recalled, must be rejected by all of their supporters.All supporters of the Coalition must call on the Head of the List of Candidates to resist these attempts. The head and deputy head of the List of Candidates should not allow themselves to be used as pawns in the intimidation of persons who have served Guyanese.Sincerely,Thomas Colelast_img read more

Events for Sunday February 8th 2009

first_imgHere are a list of events taking place today in Fort St. John 06:00 AM – 05:30 PM Atom House Tournament02:00 PM Peace Passage Skating Club Show03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Spirit of BC Week – Free SwimTBA Oldtimer’s Hockey TournamentFor more events visit www.energetccity.ca/events- Advertisement –last_img