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La Administración Wolf recuerda a los residentes de Pennsylvania que deben usar máscaras mientras disfrutan al aire libre

first_imgLa Administración Wolf recuerda a los residentes de Pennsylvania que deben usar máscaras mientras disfrutan al aire libre Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf y la Secretaria del Departamento de Conservación y Recursos Naturales (DCNR), Cindy Adams Dunn, recordaron hoy a los residentes de Pennsylvania que deben usar máscaras mientras disfrutan al aire libre cuando no pueden mantener un distanciamiento social constante de las personas que no son miembros de su hogar.“Es fundamental que los residentes de Pennsylvania aprovechen la oportunidad de salir y disfrutar de nuestros diversos parques, senderos y playas. Es bueno para nuestra salud física y mental. Pero debemos hacerlo de un modo seguro”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “La concurrencia a los parques ha aumentado drásticamente. Por ese motivo, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben protegerse a ellos mismos y a las demás personas que disfrutan del aire libre con una máscara”.La Secretaria Dunn dijo que las personas están acudiendo a sitios al aire libre en números récord, según lo demuestran las cifras recientes de la Oficina de Parques Estatales. Los informes de concurrencia de mayo de 2020 indican 5.8 millones de visitantes respecto de los 4.2 millones del año anterior. El sistema de parques tuvo un aumento de más de 1.5 millones de visitantes, lo que supone un incremento del 36%, y 18 parques vieron un aumento de más del 100%.“El fin de semana pasado atrajo a una multitud de visitantes a casi todos nuestros parques estatales, y esos números redoblan la necesidad de que todos los visitantes de los parques sean inteligentes y permanezcan seguros usando máscaras”, dijo Dunn. “Los funcionarios de nuestros parques dicen que las multitudes de este fin de semana festivo fueron ordenadas y, en su mayor parte, guardaban el distanciamiento social, pero que muchos no usaban máscaras. Las máscaras deben usarse por la seguridad de todos, especialmente en las áreas que reúnen a los visitantes de los parques: piscinas y playas cuando no están en el agua, áreas de sanitarios, y oficinas de parques estatales y centros de visitantes”.Para obtener información actualizada sobre los parques estatales y las instalaciones forestales, visite el mapa ¿Qué está abierto y qué está cerrado? del DCNR.El 1 de julio, la Secretaria de Salud la Dra. Rachel Levine firmó una orden que indica la obligatoriedad del uso de máscaras. Permanece vigente. Puede encontrar las preguntas frecuentes sobre la orden del uso de máscaras aquí.NOTA: El video de Cindy Adams Dunn, Secretaria del Departamento de Conservación y Recursos Naturales (DCNR), sobre la importancia de usar máscaras está disponible para descargar a través de PAcast.View this information in English. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 09, 2020last_img read more

COVID-19: Serie A fixes restart date

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Serie A has announced it intends to resume competition on June 13, with Italy’s top-flight clubs set to return to group training from Monday.Like the rest of Europe, Italy’s top flight has been on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic but with the country emerging from lockdown after in excess of 30,000 deaths, football’s return is now on the horizon. Clubs voted on the June 13 date, which still requires government approval.A statement from Serie A confirmed: “Regarding the resumption of sporting activity, the date of June 13 June for the resumption of the championship was indicated, in accordance with government decisions and in accordance with the medical protocols for the protection qq wasof players and all professionals.”Clubs will be permitted to resume contact training from Monday but a new medical protocol is in place which means that even if one club employee tests positive for COVID-19, the entire club will have be quarantined for 15 days.The Premier League is currently working on plans to return under the banner of Project Restart, while the Bundesliga is set to make a return this coming weekend.The French top flight’s season was cancelled and PSG declared champions – while in Holland, the Eredivisie season was also concluded but no champion was anointed with Ajax and AZ Alkmaar joint top of the table. Serie A has been suspended since March 9.Juventus is currently on top of the table after 26 games played, one point ahead of Lazio.Tags: COVID-19ItalyResumptionSerie Alast_img read more

Your best March Madness memory: Sporting News remembers the thrill of victory

first_imgMy heart was broken once Kansas finally stopped the Cinderella run in the Elite Eight, after Curry hung 30 on 2-seed Georgetown and 33 on 3-seed Wisconsin. But I found solace in the fact Kansas ultimately went on to win the national championship.Eleven years later, Curry no longer holds the same place in my heart — I’m tired of Golden State — but there was nothing better than watching a real-life Cinderella on a fairytale team.” — Thomas Schlarp What’s your favorite March Madness memory?Maybe it was the time you witnessed your team’s first NCAA Tournament win. Or it could be the time your hated rival got run off the court. Heck, it might just be a time you got to watch some really, really good basketball. MORE: Sporting News’ March Madness heartbreakersThat’s the beauty of March Madness: A moment that seems trivial to one fan can make a lasting impression on another. There’s no telling what small detail makes it stand out. So it is with members of Sporting News’ staff, who have had the privilege to witness some truly outstanding games from over the years.Here are some of SN’s favorite NCAA Tournament memories:Gators chomp at the buzzer: Florida (2017)”The best moments in the NCAA Tournament are often, actually, expected. We expect buzzer-beaters and tight games. We expect all-time great performances. It doesn’t take away the surprise or the intrigue or the headline-making material. Fans love March Madness for the very name: Madness. Chaos. Anarchy.Well, I love it for something different.It was the first time I’d ever covered an NCAA Tournament game. The Sweet 16 matchups (Wisconsin vs. Florida, South Carolina vs. Baylor) weren’t sexy or exciting on paper, but that’s another part of the beauty of March Madness — its uncertainty. Often, its games are more than the names of the teams on the bracket.So when Florida’s Chris Chiozza streaked down the floor, floated and drained a 3-ball up from just beyond the arc, downing Nigel Hayes and Wisconsin at the buzzer, well, that’s run-of-the-mill for March. Being there live, hearing half of Madison Square Garden erupt in pure elation while another half gasped and cussed in despair, that’s the stuff you’d expect to make the highlights.Often, it’s what you don’t see in highlight packages that leaves a better image of what March is about — like taking a Northeast Corridor train home.There was something particularly telling about the train ride home: seeing the faces of Badger fans, drenched in disappointment, exhaustion, anger and quiet pain. It really couldn’t have painted a better picture of the tourney. One fan clutched his Wisconsin hat so tight, it almost disintegrated in his hands. Another pulled his shirt above his head, trying to hide from the loss by shielding himself with an image of Bucky Badger.The electronic voice of the train calling out stops cut the tension, turning an uncomfortable quiet into horror-movie, creaky-door tension.Sure, the wins and unexpected outcomes are surreal, as is the atmosphere. But the pain? The anguish? Coming this close to tasting ultimate glory and failing on a miracle shot? Hiding inside a T-shirt on your way home on an NJ Transit train, because you live and die with your team?That’s March.” — Joe RiveraMORE: Sporting News’ March Madness CenterUp late for State: N.C. State (1983)”Despite being born and bred in North Carolina, I’ve never been a big college basketball fan. Sure, I’ll watch a Duke-Carolina game if there’s nothing else on, and I’ll pay attention during March Madness, but I’ve never had any real loyalty in college hoops.Still, there’s one NCAA tourney memory that always comes to mind each March: N.C. State’s NCAA championship in 1983. I’ll never forget it.I wasn’t even 7 years old at the time, but I can still picture my surroundings as Lorenzo Charles’ buzzer-beating dunk off a ‘pass’ from Dereck Whittenburg gave the Wolfpack a 54-52 upset over Houston.I remember sitting on the floor of our den as the game ended. I remember my mom, whose brother is an N.C. State graduate, exclaiming from a chair to my left, ‘They did it! They did it!’ (FYI: She’s not a hoops fan either, but I assume the familial connection likely had her interested).I wish I could say I remember seeing Jim Valvano’s legendary scramble to find someone to hug live as it happened. But it’s unfortunately not part of my memory. Maybe I was distracted by my mom’s in-chair celebration.I do, however, remember the local news led with a live shot of NCSU students celebrating on campus. They were going crazy. I recall a bonfire.’Look at Raleigh!’ my mom said.The experience is as vivid now as it was 36 years ago. Related: It’s also the first time I remember hearing the word ‘Albuquerque.’But it’s interesting: The game ended well past my bedtime. I have no idea why I was allowed to stay up. But thanks, Mom. I’m glad I have the memory.” — Jason FosterMORE: DeCourcy ranks best games from 30 years of NCAA coverageJust in time for Laettner: Duke (1992)”I owe my favorite NCAA Tournament memory to Sean Miller, even though he was 300 miles away when it happened.In March 1992, I was the beat writer covering Pitt basketball for The Pittsburgh Press. The NCAA Tournament East Region was scheduled for Philadelphia, and I was assigned, but the Panthers were involved in the NIT. They played a home game against Florida on the Monday before Thursday’s Sweet 16 in Philly, and if they won that game they were headed to Purdue to play Wednesday in the quarterfinals.If Pitt were to beat Florida, the odds of me making it from West Lafayette to Philly in time to cover the NCAAs were not good.Pitt played well, but the Gators played better. They were ahead, 77-74, when Pitt took possession with just enough time for Miller to advance the ball to midcourt and launch a 3-pointer that was directly online and … caught the back rim and bounced away. Miller deserved a better ending to his tremendous playing career, but it worked out for me.I was in the company K-car on the way to Philly inside 24 hours. And, for Saturday’s East Region final, I was seated at the press table directly behind the Kentucky bench when Sean Woods drove from the left side across the lane to bank in a running hook over Duke’s Christian Laettner and put the Wildcats ahead, 103-102.And I thought to myself, ‘What a great way to end such an amazing game.’Then Laettner happened.I understand I will never see a better basketball game than this, and I’m totally OK with it.” — Mike DeCourcyMORE: Sporting News’ 2018-19 All-AmericansOhio’s (first) win of a lifetime (2010)”Tournament wins mean more when you go to a smaller school. My alma mater, Ohio, had won tournament games before I was born and had made the tournament in 1985 and ’94 — with Gary Trent, who you remember as ‘The Shaq of the MAC.’ All I wanted through four years of school there was one tournament berth, but we had to watch Trevor Huffman take Kent State to the Elite Eight instead. The 2005 appearance when I was out of school was nice, but there’s nothing like watching your alma mater win its first tournament game in your lifetime.That happened against Georgetown in 2010 in the greatest 3-14 upset ever. The Bobcats dominated the Hoyas 97-83. I watched the game at a Charlotte establishment with my wife, a Kent State grad who wore a pink Ohio shirt to ‘support the MAC.’ She had to be so proud of the only Ohio grad in the bar — ‘Yeah, I went there.’ —  who was screaming for two hours at the TV after each one of the 13 3-pointers Ohio knocked down. I remember high-fiving some dude in an East Carolina T-shirt walking out of the bar while the rest of the patrons lamented their busted bracket. That ECU fan told me, ‘We’re all in this together.’ That always stuck. The Pirates have yet to win a tournament game, but I’ll be rooting for them because of that guy. There is no feeling quite like it. That’s March Madness to me.” — Bill BenderTerps’ cathartic title : Maryland (2002)”It was April 1, 2002, when Juan Dixon flung the ball in the air as the final seconds ticked off, when Gary Williams cut down the nets, when the fight song I’d heard all my life blasted in the background, and I jumped up and down in my Bay Area apartment over and over as Maryland won its first (and still only) national championship.But it still felt as if June 19, 1986 had only been yesterday, and I know that every Maryland alum, student and fan, in person in the Georgia Dome and everywhere else watching, felt the same way.That day, when Len Bias was pronounced dead of a cocaine-induced heart attack, something like a national championship seemed as plausible as landing on Pluto. Just not having the school and the program synonymous with death, drugs, corruption, fraud and NCAA exile for the few years that it had in the years leading up to 2002, was a giant exhale of relief.Yes, Maryland had slowly rebuilt itself into a university the state could be proud of, held in high regard nationally and locally more than it ever had been before Bias’s death. The athletic department, and the basketball program in particular, dragging itself out of the depths and back to respectability was a bonus, as was being able to beat the Dukes and North Carolinas and making relatively deep runs in the tournament again.Winning a national championship — something the Lefty Driesell-era Terps teams had only teased — was a fantasy. It wasn’t quite vindication: The cloud was never going to truly clear, nor were the grief, pain and shame of being associated with such a colossal systematic failure. But seeing my alma mater do right, do well and see a reward like this … it’s as if we all had climbed that ladder and held a piece of that net and waved it to the crowd below.(Postscript: Since Jordan McNair’s death has shown that Maryland apparently hasn’t learned the lesson from 1986, maybe I’ll have a similar fond memory of the Terps winning the college football championship someday. They have a blueprint. It’s awful that they ever put themselves in position to have to use it).” — David SteeleMORE: An oral history of Steph Curry’s breakout partyA Splash Brother is born: Davidson (2008)”The 2008 NCAA Tournament was an introduction for myself and the rest of the country to one 6-2, 185-pound Stephen Curry and the Davidson Wildcats. It’s cliche, but a skinny, unathletic 12-year-old version of myself really was inspired to watch a kid who didn’t look like he should be good at basketball consistently drop 20 and 30 points on some of the best teams in the country.For some reason at the time I had an inordinate level of hate for Gonzaga, so I knew I was going to like Curry as soon as he dropped 40 points on the Zags to open the tournament.last_img read more


first_img7 11 2 3rd Doug O’Neill76 7 JOCKEY RACE COULD GO TO THE FINAL DAY Richard E. Mandella29 20 48% 23% 47% Andrew Lerner21 5 $768,789 $122,504 16 9 Philip D’Amato45 $157,573 4 Win% 57% 5 TrainerSts 42% 4 46% 6 16 12 ITM% Rafael Bejarano66 13% Tiago Pereira52 J. Keith Desormeaux20 11 22% 18% $335,765 Geovanni Franco56 0 Win% $518,702 15 8% 6 4 75% SHUBACK SIGNS ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ 4 9 6 Hector O. Palma26 10 15% 8 7 12 6 5 $371,639 Bob Baffert37 11 11 $512,934 ITM% $469,243 3 53% $54,051 Brian Koriner23 16 5 3 $438,150 $133,536 3 3 J.C. Diaz, Jr.59 16% 4 Jorge Velez97 1st 3 5 3 Edwin Maldonado39 51% $837,240 44% 19% 11 7 2nd 35% $260,090 Victor Espinoza51 $52,303 2nd 15% JockeyMts Money Won $229,671 18 55% RECORD HANDLE FOR FUTURE STARS FRIDAY 31% 11% 4 38% 12 $2,518,079 20% 8 Craig Anthony Lewis18 47% 3 23% 37% John Sadler53 8 3rd 46% $265,481 51% 37% 24% 63% 1 4 $1,214,065 47% 52% 0 $854,050 10% 1 1st $417,215 1 13% 13% 32% 13% 11 Martin Garcia55 Tyler Baze45 20 Money Won 30% Mark Glatt43 Richard Baltas54 Peter Miller41 10 39% 14% 7 8 46% Ruben Fuentes71 11 9 0 $337,663 $1,012,594 3 66% $1,254,224 15% 0 2 $593,160 11% Mike Smith30 42% 2 49% 75% 15 $791,510 7 5 4 (Current Through Friday, Nov. 1) 4 $115,397 5 Jeff Mullins34 5 38% 7 6 RECORD $56 MILLION-PLUS BC HANDLE ESTABLISHEDAfter a glorious Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday in which a record all-sources handle of $56,517,228 for the 10-race program was established, thanks mainly to the 41,243 fans on track, elder Thoroughbreds were set to take over today from the juveniles, with seven Breeders’ Cup races worth $21 million in purse money and perhaps championships in their destiny.“I was wondering if we’d have that many people on a Friday,” reflected trainer Carla Gaines, who sends out 30-1 morning line chance Bolo in today’s TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile.“It was just fantastic, a great event yesterday. It was a beautiful day and great racing,  except my horse (Almost a Factor) stumbled out of the gate (in the Golden State Juvenile Fillies) and lost all chance.”Future Stars Friday featured five Breeders’ Cup races for two-year-olds, the second consecutive year of grouping all the juvenile races on the same day since the event expanded to its current two-day format in 2007.Friday’s all-sources handle was a record for a Breeders’ Cup Friday and represented a 5.4 percent increase over last year’s 10-race Future Stars Friday at Churchill Downs. Handle on Santa Anita’s 10-race program Friday was $6,340,351.CEDILLO LEADS PRAT BY ONE IN JOCKEYS’ RACEWith two racing days remaining in the 23-day Autumn Meet that concludes tomorrow, Southern California newcomer Abel Cedillo leads Flavien Prat, already a four-time Santa Anita champion, in the race for the riding title, 21-20.Cedillo is named on four horses today, Prat nine. On Sunday, Prat has four mounts while Cedillo serves the first day of a three-day suspension.PROSPECT OF MASSIVE SATURDAY PICK SIX POOL OF $5 MILLION IN PLAYThe best is yet to come. A slogan from several years ago, but no more relevant than tomorrow at Santa Anita Park, as players will be greeted not only by a total of nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship races, but they will also go to the races knowing there’s a very real prospect Saturday’s total one dollar Pick Six pool could approach $5 million, as there’s a mandatory payout accompanying a carryover from today of $489,379.With a festive on-track crowd of 41,243 attending day one of the two-day Breeder’s Cup today, the Pick Six began with race four and ran through race nine, which was the Grade I, $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.Just one post time favorite came home on top today and the Pick Six was bookended by big longshots, as trainer Jeff Bonde’s Tap Back opened proceedings with a $30.00 score in race four, the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies and Peter Eurton’s longshot Storm the Court took race nine, the TVG Juvenile, to the tune of a $93.80 mutuel.The Pick Six and the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will finish with a crescendo as the 12th and final race on the card is the Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Bob Baffert’s McKinzie is the 3-1 morning line favorite among a field of 11 at 1 ¼ miles. Approximate post time for the Classic is at 5:44 p.m.SHUBACK’S ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SUNDAYLongtime DRF columnist and foreign correspondent Alan Shuback will be on hand to sign his newly released book, “Hollywood at the Races,” Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. near the Gift Shop in the East Paddock Gardens.Horse racing was so popular and influential between 1930 and 1960 that nearly 150 racing themed films were released, including “A Day at the Races,” “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry,” and “National Velvet.”This fast-paced gossipy history explores the relationship between the Hollywood film industry, the horse racing industry, and the extraordinary participation of producers, directors and actors in the Sport of Kings.Celebrity presence at the racetrack generated a bevy of attention from eager photographers and movie columnists, as well as free publicity for their new films. Moreover, entertainment titans such as Louis B. Mayer, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable and Don Ameche were all major Thoroughbred owners, while Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx and John Huston were notorious for their unsuccessful forays to the betting windows.“Hollywood has gone nuts over horse racing, and by the same token, horse racing has gone nuts over Hollywood,”–Ed Sullivan.FINISH LINES: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Turn your clocks back one hour tonight . . . Sad news from Las Vegas: Norm Kelley, retired longtime Director of Race and Sports at Sam’s Town Hotel Casino, passed away Friday after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Henderson, NV. A Covina, CA native, Kelley was a lifelong horseplayer and spent a good deal of his youth at The Great Race Place.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019Horses to Watch in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on November 2nd, 2019BREEDERS’ CUP WORK OUTS:Covfefe (Cox) 10-30-19Matera Sky (Mori) 10-30-19Heavenhasmynikki (Hess Jr.) 10-30-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-29-19United (Mandella) 10-29-19Ambassadorial (Chapple-Hyam) 10-29-19Shekky Shebaz (Servis) 10-29-19Blue Chipper (Young Kwan) 10-29-19 BREEDERS’ CUP PICK SIX COULD HIT $5 MILLION $140,175 2 1 44% 5 Abel Cedillo118 8 $577,822 3 Eddie Truman4 13% 61% John Shirreffs16 $247,063 11 14% 3 6 14% $357,912 15% Simon Callaghan23 $287,556 21 7 19% 11 Carla Gaines21 8 15% 4 24% 8 5 45% 33% 7 $316,951 38% 4 1 3 9% Vann Belvoir16 3 7 13% 54% $94,185 4 3 19 6 Flavien Prat87 3 $812,456 59% Evin Roman44 2 11 17% 26% 5 3 $241,219 8 Peter Eurton14 7 $629,384 5 18% 33% Drayden Van Dyke50 19% 21% 3 6 48% Mario Gutierrez37 2 8 $122,308 36% Jack Carava24last_img read more