Miami Nurse and her infant son test positive for coronavirus

first_imgA mother and nurse at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach says she and her 7-month old son have both tested positive for the coronavirus after she was exposed to it while working on the job.Herine Baron believes she contracted the virus at the facility. She has been documenting her experience on YouTube. In one video she says, “I know this happened at my job because I only worked one day. The day that I worked, two days later, I got sick.”Baron says she has experienced shortness of breath, and is currently isolating herself.In a separate video clip, Baron shared that her baby had also contracted the virus.Baron says she is getting better,“I have great news,” “Today, I’m going to be discharged, and I’m going to be able to self-quarantine at home. My doctor said I’ve had a lot of improvement, and he feels like I am ready to go home.”Baron has since written that not only does she have to test negative twice for the virus, but her son has to as well.last_img read more

SU softball upsets Louisville for 1st Big East championship in program history

first_imgIt was 7:51 p.m. on Saturday at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville, Ky. The final out of the Big East championship was recorded an hour prior. The stands were forsaken.Almost all of the 842 people who attended the game had departed.  Nearly all of them left wearing red in support of Louisville.On the field, the story was different. It told of jubilation, excitement and triumph.Fifth-seeded Syracuse had just upset No. 3 seed Louisville on the Cardinals’ home field to win the program’s first Big East tournament, and the team intended to revel in the moment.‘We were out there for about a good hour,’ sophomore Lisaira Daniels said in a phone interview after the game. ‘Everyone was gone, and we were still on the field dancing, carrying on and taking pictures.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (32-24) completed a remarkable run through the Big East tournament by knocking off the Cardinals, 2-1, to capture the first conference championship in program history. After defeating No. 4 Villanova and No. 1 DePaul to reach the final, this was the team’s third upset in as many days. With the win, SU clinched the Big East’s automatic bid for the NCAA tournament.The Orange will take on Oklahoma Friday in its opening game of the tournament. SU was placed in the College Park (Md.) Regional with the Sooners, Fordham and host Maryland.Sophomore pitcher Jenna Caira turned in a gutsy performance for the Orange, overcoming 12 illegal pitches and six walks to earn her second victory of the tournament.Illegal pitches had already been a source of controversy in the opening games of the tournament. After not being called for a one illegal pitch in her complete-game win over Villanova on Thursday, Caira was called for illegal pitches four times in the first inning of Friday’s semifinal win over DePaul. This forced head coach Leigh Ross to take her out of the game.‘It was so confusing,’ Caira said. ‘When we played that first game against Villanova, they didn’t call it on me so I didn’t think it was going to be a problem. Then once I got to DePaul in the biggest game of the year I was incredibly shocked.’But unlike the game against DePaul, Caira remained in the circle. Despite three illegal pitches in the first two innings, she escaped without allowing a run. Meanwhile, the SU offense got going early to give Caira a cushion to work with.The Orange got its first run after just five batters had stepped to the plate. Singles by Daniels and catcher Lacey Kohl drove in second baseman Stephanie Watts. SU extended its lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the second when back-to-back infield hits put first baseman Kelly Saco in scoring position. She later reached home on a Louisville throwing error. The early offensive output gave SU confidence as the underdog.‘People just thought we got to the championship game off of pure luck,’ Daniels said. ‘I think it was huge for us to score in the first two innings, because Louisville thought they probably had it in the bag. We wanted to show in the beginning that our offense is key.’However, two runs were all the Orange could muster. Facing the squad with the second highest team batting average in the Big East, the final stretch became a question of whether or not SU could hang on.‘As long as the illegal pitches weren’t going to hurt us, we were going to see how long we could get away with it,’ Ross said.They nearly didn’t.Louisville got one run back in the top of the third and applied pressure throughout the remainder of the game. The Cardinals had the tying run in scoring position in each of the final three innings, stranding eight base runners in total.Defense saved the day for the Orange, as Caira continued to battle from within the circle. Twice, first baseman Kelly Saco made phenomenal stretch-plays to scoop low throws.But Saco saved the best for last. With Louisville down to its final two outs, Chelsea Bemis, the Big East Player of the Year, stepped to the plate and ripped a line drive towards right field. Saco made a sprawling grab to her right, stood and fired to second base — doubling up the Cardinals’ Jennifer Esteban.Double play. Game over. SU wins.In an empty ballpark, Syracuse players and coaches wore T-shirts that boasted the words ‘Big East Champions.’ With an 11-hour bus ride ahead of them, they were in no hurry to cut their celebration short. Daniels and freshman Veronica Grant crept up behind their coach and doused her with ice-cold Gatorade. It was a feeling she would never forget.‘The Gatorade bath was probably one of the best feelings in the world,’ Ross said. ‘I was completely soaked, freezing cold and smelling like lemon-lime, but it was so worth it.‘It was awesome.’ Published on May 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

Football prepares to stop Arizona’s Khalil Tate

first_imgSenior linebacker Porter Gustin leads the Trojan defense with 4.5 sacks so far this season. (Sarah Kim | Daily Trojan)Throughout the opening four games of this season, the weakest link for the Trojan football program has been the defensive secondary. With sights set on Arizona — and the team’s explosive quarterback, Khalil Tate — head coach Clay Helton emphasized mental toughness as the Trojans hit the field for practice on Wednesday.Helton acknowledged that Tate has a versatility of strengths, including the ability to drop balls deep, forcing defenses to spread thinly across the field to adapt to the quarterback’s wily triple threat on the ground, in both the short passing game and deep in the field. “[We need to keep] contain on probably the most dangerous quarterback that we’ll face all season,” Helton said. “You see some of the dimes he’s dropping in on deep balls once the play is broken down … [and it] is unique. We’ve got to be able to keep him in the pocket and keep him contained.”The Wildcats are averaging over 270 passing yards per game, and Tate posted close to 350 passing yards against Houston and Southern Utah. Although he has been held to less than 20 yards rushing per game, Tate is known to rip off big gains on his feet when given a big enough hole to blast through.“You put [redshirt sophomore running back] J.J. Taylor with 260 yards of passing, and that’s a dangerous offense,” Helton said.Tate has yet to notch a victory over the Trojans, however, suffering a loss on his home field and in the Coliseum. As he prepares to host USC for his team’s first home field game against a Pac-12 opponent on Saturday, the junior quarterback will be anxious to even that record.“A dual-threat quarterback is always tough,” senior linebacker Porter Gustin said. “But we know what he can do and we know what he’s capable of. We’ve got to prepare for that. It’s like they’re playing with an extra man out there.”This will be a major test for the Trojans, whose main struggle so far this season has been to create a solid passing defense. The team allowed Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II to throw for 344 yards and three touchdowns last week, failing to pick up an interception and allowing the quarterback to throw 71 percent.“When you play man coverage, you don’t see a ton of picks. You see a lot more in zone coverage,” Helton said. “We do have a lot of past break ups, hopefully we’ll get our hands on the ball a little more. It also comes with tipped balls. … Hopefully we’ll get some more of those too.”The secondary in particular struggled with deep passes, allowing Cougars receiver Easop Winston Jr. to average almost 24 yards per carry and grab a 59-yard touchdown lob. Against Tate, the unit will be forced to tighten up or pay up.The Trojans also struggled to challenge the passer and collapse the pocket, with Gustin recording the lone sack in the game against Washington State. Without heavy pressure in the face of the quarterback, Tate will be free to pick off receivers left and right, leaving the secondary wide open.One key change could be the introduction of true freshman corner Olaijah Griffin to the starting lineup. Griffin has slowly made his way into a regular rotation for the Trojans, standing out in last week’s game against Washington State. During Wednesday’s practice, the freshman earned first-team reps. He finished practice with a pick-six, earning howls of approval from his teammates on both sides of the ball. Griffin could provide a much-needed spark to the Trojan secondary.Injury reportRedshirt freshman defensive lineman Jay Tufele, who blocked the game-winning field goal attempt in Saturday’s game against Washington State, returned to action. Gustin and sophomore offensive tackle Andrew Vorhees both participated in practice, but on a limited basis. Gustin is still nursing a knee injury, and Vorhees is recovering from a sternum contusion. Both are expected to make full returns by game time on Saturday.Freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown remains limited with an AC shoulder sprain. Redshirt freshman outside tackle Jalen McKenzie also sat out practice with a strained back.last_img read more

Tipp all set to make the step up to Senior status

first_imgTipperary’s Ladies Football captain says the team are looking forward to making the step up to the senior ranks.The Premier County won the Intermediate All Ireland on Sunday – to round off an amazing season which saw them come through the entire campaign unbeaten.Along the way they won the Munster title and secured promotion by winning Division 3 of the League. Photo © Tipp Ladies Facebook A major homecoming celebration took place in Ardfinnan last night – the home of Tipp captain Samantha Lambert.She says the team has the talent to make the move to senior status.last_img read more

10 Millionaires Emerge in Guinness Premier League Promo

first_imgAccording to Brand Guinness, Senior Brand Manager, Kunle Faloye, “It is our joy knowing that our consumers not only watch the English Premier League, but also have a stake in the game and the chance to win great prizes. Guinness will continue to boldly take centre stage on and off football viewing occasions; and we have proved this through our partnership with DSTV by broadcasting all the excitement and fun that the EPL brings among football fans across Nigeria”.“Guinness Every Minute Made of Black is not just an ordinary promotion. It has given millions of Nigerians the chance to get more involved with their favourite team matches, look forward to some exciting football moments, whilst also winning some incredible prizes. So far, we have had massive engagement from our consumers at home, bars and football viewing centres nationwide,” he added.Speaking further on the football promotion, Marketing Manager, Guinness, Uche Onwudiwe, affirmed that the promo has indeed produced 10 MatchDay Millionaires from the weekly grand draw, where 2 people share N2,000,000 cash reward every match weekend; that is N1,000, 000 cash per person.”While commenting on how to participate in the promo, Onwudiwe said, “Winning in the promo is so easy, consumers are expected to find their minute and code under the crown cork of all Guinness promotional bottles. Then text the code plus selected team’s name to 1759, if the minute under the crown matches the minute a goal is scored by the selected team, then the participant will win N1000 airtime instantly and also qualifies for a weekly draw of N1,000,000.”Another twist to the football promotion was the celebration of some winners in Abuja on November 5, where former Nigerian Internationals; Jonathan Akpoborie and Samson Siasia treated some of the winners to a football viewing experience truly made of black. The winners not only won N1, 000, 000 cash prize, but also had the opportunity to meet their adored football greats.Speaking after receiving his cash prize from Siasia in Abuja, Kurdor Nantim, one of the Guinness MatchDay Millionaires couldn’t express his joy winning in the promotion, and also having the opportunity to meet the football giants he respected a lot.In his own words, “I was sceptical and couldn’t believe that I won for real in Guinness football promotion when I was called, but here I am now a millionaire, Kudos to Guinness for rewarding my passion for football.”Guinness EPL football promo is a unique consumer promotion that is tied to the EPL, where football lovers have the rare opportunity of being rewarded for every goal scored within every match during the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Following the successful launch of Guinness’ Every Minute Made of Black 2.0 Promo, 10 lucky football lovers and Guinness consumers have carted home cash prizes of N1, 000,000 each in the ongoing promo.The promo which was launched on October 1, gained almost 600,000 massive participation from football lovers nationwide. 443,608 participants have won instant free airtime while 2,496 Guinness consumers won N1, 000 free airtime.last_img read more

Keeping Arsenal Job is My Last Worry, Says Wenger

first_imgThe 68-year-old Frenchman signed a new two-year contract in May 2017 after leading Arsenal to a third FA Cup triumph in four seasons, although they missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years.“I’ve turned the whole world down to respect my contracts,” he added.“My position is the last worry I have at the moment. My worry is to get the team focused and ready for Thursday’s game.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsene Wenger has said that keeping his job as Arsenal boss is his “last worry” after losing six of their 12 games in 2018.The Gunners host leaders Manchester City in the Premier League today, four days after a 3-0 defeat by City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.Arsenal is 27 points behind City and 10 adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham in the race for a Champions League place.Wenger, Arsenal manager since 1996, said he is “amazed I still have to answer these kinds of questions”.last_img read more

City of Miramar Hosts Biz Fit Tour And Workshops 2019

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLorid – The City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor, Alexandra P. Davis, working with the City of Miramar’s Economic & Business Development team, Business Inclusion & Diversity (BID) programs and in partnership with the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the Biz Fit Tours and Workshops 2019. The Biz Fit Tours and Workshops provide a series of free sessions and workshops designed to help small businesses start, operate and expand in Miramar and surrounding areas. The program is sponsored by SCORE.“We are excited to host the Biz Fit tour and educational workshops in our City to help small business owners compete and thrive. By providing them with the tools that they need, we are setting up these businesses for success and when they succeed, we succeed as a City,” said Alexandra P. Davis, City of Miramar’s Vice Mayor. “As an added incentive, participants at each workshop will have a chance to enter to win an AED defibrillator and the first 20 participants will receive free gift bags.”The Biz Fit Tour offers free information sessions from the City of Miramar’s Business Inclusion Diversity and Economic & Business Development teams. The teams will highlight all of the resources and incentives available to area businesses.Tour DatesTuesday, October 8, 2019, 2 pm-5 pm/ Miramar Shopping Center, 6819 Miramar Parkway.Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 2 pm-5  pm / Tower Plaza, 6321 Miramar Parkway.The Biz Fit Workshops offer topics ranging from the basics of how to develop an effective marketing plan to more advanced courses on financial tools such as QuickBooks etc. All Workshops will take place 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, located at 6700 Miramar Parkway.Workshop DatesMarketing In Miramar: Networking, Social Media, Signage- Tuesday, September 24, 2019.Building your Business to Succeed: Legal Counseling, Branding, Referrals-Tuesday, October 29, 2019.Putting out Financial Fires: QuickBooks, Fire Inspection Fees, and more-Tuesday, November 19, 2019To see a full schedule of upcoming workshops, please visit MiramarFL.gov or call 954-602-3043 for more information.last_img read more

Yasiel Puig: Dodgers’ biggest obstacle is St. Louis

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Exactly what role Puig will play in the Dodgers’ fortunes this season remains to be seen. He batted second most of last season, but that was before the Dodgers traded leadoff hitter Dee Gordon and slugger Matt Kemp in December. Puig could easily move up in the lineup and lead off, or move down. Either way, he hasn’t been told. He’s tentatively slotted into right field, taking over for Kemp.“I like playing center field,” he said. “Right field is too small. I’ll play anywhere.”After recently purchasing a house in Southern California, Puig has a plan for how to fill it.“I have a big room in my house,” he said. “I need some Gold Gloves.” Diet suits PedersonIt started last November in the Dominican Republic with a bowl of soup and some fish. It might have been a side dish. Joc Pederson isn’t sure.Whatever it was, something Pederson ate turned on him quickly. He woke up the next day unable to play baseball, took a flight home, and ultimately was unable to return to the Dominican Winter League after playing just 22 games.“I had to meet a bunch of doctor specialists down here,” Pederson said. “They told me I can’t digest gluten or dairy so I haven’t eaten gluten or dairy since, like, Thanksgiving. It’s not really a choice. I wish it was a choice.”Since his season ended, Pederson’s winter has been one of sacrifice. Milk, ice cream, cereal, french fries, hot dogs, candy — the list goes on. The caravan of about 20 Dodgers players who ate lunch at City Hall were served a buffet that included flour tortillas. Pederson later suspected they weren’t gluten-free “because my stomach’s barking a little bit.”The real question for the Dodgers: How will Pederson’s new diet affect his performance on the field? That remains to be seen, but he’ll get a big test soon enough. Manager Don Mattingly recently said that Pederson and Andre Ethier will be part of a competition for the starting center field job in spring training. “I feel better than I did before,” Pederson said. “I’m picking (strength coach) Brandon McDaniel and (farm director) Gabe Kapler’s head about what I can eat, what are good pregame meals that are gluten and dairy-free. Breakfast, pre-workout — it’s all new to me. I’m trying to learn as much as I can about it.”AlsoThe Dodgers announced their 2015 broadcast schedule. The biggest change: 150 games will be televised in Spanish, believed to be the most by any major-league team on their regional sports network. Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela will be behind the mic on SportsNet LA. Jaime Jarrin and son Jorge Jarrin will team up on the radio. … The English-language lineup remains intact: Vin Scully will return on SNLA and KLAC (570-AM) while Charley Steiner joins Rick Monday on KLAC and works with Orel Hershiser and Nomar Garciaparra on SNLA games in which Scully does not appear. Kevin Kennedy will be the analyst and Monday the play-by-play man on KLAC when Steiner moves into the TV booth.center_img Yasiel Puig believes the Dodgers’ biggest obstacle to a championship isn’t the San Francisco Giants, their hated rivals and defending World Series champions.“We just have to beat St. Louis,” Puig said in Spanish at a Dodgers community caravan stop at Los Angeles’ City Hall on Friday. “If we beat them, we can beat the AL team.“The principal rivals are the Cardinals. It’s not San Francisco. It’s nobody else.”Puig has only been a Dodger for two seasons, but each season ended with a loss to the Cardinals. Maybe he has a point.last_img read more

Residents May Benefit from Reevaluation

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – When the results are finally known later this year about the full property revaluation, some owners will see relief, predicted Mayor Pasquale Menna.“The numbers are off and this should level the playing field,” said Menna about the ongoing revaluation.Some properties will have lower assessments that will translate into lower tax bills for owners and hopefully a reduction in the spate of tax appeals in recent years, Menna said.The revaluation of all real property within the borough’s 1.7 square-mile was ordered by the Monmouth County Board of Taxation and approved by state tax officials.Menna is embracing the process because, he explained, “The borough was getting clobbered on tax appeals.”The borough in 2008 underwent a reassessment, which is not as comprehensive as a revaluation. That was when property values were at a particularly high point, prior to the financial meltdown later that year. After the economic downturn there has been a rush of tax appeals, “mostly by commercial entities that had been purchased at the higher end” of the market, charging that their properties were in actuality now worth less than the assessment and their tax bills should reflect that, Menna said.“And they sued us,” through the tax appeal process, he said, “and we have been writing out a lot of refund checks in excess of what it would cost us for a reval.”The county Board of Taxation traditionally orders a revaluation when it becomes apparent that the assessed value of commercial and residential properties is appreciably out of sync with the selling prices. What prompted the revaluation was, “The state became concerned about the large number of appeals that were successful and how impacting,” it was on the distribution of the tax burden through the community, Menna said.And when large properties were negotiating and winning returns on their tax payments that, “means it has to be made up by everybody else,” Menna contended.The borough’s chief financial officer was not immediately available and costs related to tax appeals and cost of the revaluation could not be determined by press time.The reassessment six years ago, while likely responsible for generating additional tax revenue for the borough, was ill advised, said Cindy Burnham, a Republican member of the Democratically controlled borough council. “Everybody stood up and screamed because it was so unjust,” and appealed the assessments, said Burnham, who was not on council at the time.“Now I think it’ll put everything more in line,” with the revaluation, she said.Once the numbers are known and more accurately reflect the fair market value, “You know something? We’re going to fight,” tax appeals that are clearly undeserved and file counter-claims against property owners, Menna threatened.The borough has hired Realty Appraisal Company, West New York, which has conducted them in the borough and elsewhere in the area previously.Officials are asking owners to allow access to their properties for inspections of the interior and exterior to properly evaluate them.Owners of income-producing properties will be required to provide additional information at a later date.Representatives of Realty Appraisal will be provided with borough-issued identification as well a photo IDs for the public’s safety.For additional information, officials said the public can contact the borough tax assessor’s office, 732-530-2767.Contact John Burton at JBurton@tworivertimes.com or at 732-219-5788.last_img read more

7-Eleven Approved In Atlantic Highlands

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – A new 7-Eleven convenience store has been approved for the corner of First Avenue and Route 36, at the entrance to town.The site plan for 188 First Ave., a corner lot next to Tom’s Atlantic Cyclery and Atlantic Highlands Auto Center, was given the green light by the planning board Aug. 9. A discussion about parking and traffic issues, continued from the prior meeting July 12, nearly pushed the meeting to midnight.Among the attendees was Mayor Rhonda C. Le Grice. She said a traffic impact study by Dynamic Traffic of Lake Como failed to address a number of the safety issues broached by residents, including warm-weather weekend boating traffic – something she finds particularly troubling.“I feel that our residents brought up valid concerns and thought-provoking questions while giving their testimony and a lot of them felt disappointed because those factors didn’t seem to be addressed in the traffic study,” Le Grice said. “It’s really frightening. Not all of the scenarios were addressed in their study.”The developer’s attorney, Jason Tuvel of Rubin & Dombeck Law, LLC, did not respond to a request for comment on Le Grice’s claim.The study designated 7 to 8 a.m. as the peak morning hour on First Avenue, when the roadway becomes a thoroughfare for hundreds of SeaStreak ferry commuters venturing to New York City on the popular 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. vessels.According to the study, the 7-Eleven would draw an estimated 88 vehicles into the store’s parking lot during the peak morning hour and inject approximately 70 more vehicles into the flow during the peak evening hour of 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., which coincides with popular ferry arrival times.The study also revealed an exit delay time of 22 seconds during the morning peak hour and 24 seconds in the evening.Though it’s not in the purview of the planning board to consider traffic on roadways adjacent to the site, borough resident Erin Drew said she was dismayed the board acted unanimously when other on-site issues did fall under their jurisdiction.“They could have considered traffic flow on the site itself, as well as the impact that has on parking,” Drew said. “If it’s 88 cars, with an average visit of three to five minutes, plus a 22-second exit delay, the site itself is going to be a safety and traffic nightmare. And that’s not even taking into account the parking deficiencies.”The development group sought a variance for on-site parking spaces. For retail stores, a borough ordinance sets a parking requirement of one space per 200 square feet, which equates to 14 spaces for the proposed 2,800-square-foot 7-Eleven. The site plan provides only 11 parking spaces, two of which could be taken up by store employees, as well as another that must be designated as handicap parking.The developers did offer to add an additional two spots on site in an area currently set aside for box truck and tractor trailer deliveries. However, should this area be transformed, it would force delivery trucks to unload directly on First Avenue less than 100 feet from the highway.“We asked the planning board to use the parking situation as their power and to deny that parking variance for safety reasons and they chose not to,” borough resident Laurie Zydel said.Some residents believe the additional traffic will cause an overflow, prompting ferry commuters to bypass the intersection by weaving through residential neighborhoods. Vehicles exiting the 7-Eleven are expected to be directed onto nearby East Garfield Avenue, as a way to reach Route 36 while bypassing First Avenue.Atlantic Highlands Elementary School is located at 140 First Ave., just two blocks from the potential site of this convenience store. Zydel said he fears for the well-being of students.“School is in session at 8:15 a.m. and there are children walking to school by themselves during that peak hour,” Zydel said. “East Garfield is a very well-traveled walking route to the school, which is where these cars will be forced to go. The safety issue was raised numerous times and it was not taken into account.”Because Route 36 is a state roadway, some residents said they will appeal to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) for a ruling on the study and its implications.“All one can hope for right now is that the state looks into the situation further and provides a more thorough and true depiction of what occurs within that short block,” La Grice said.The New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) said Wednesday that it has reviewed the developer’s application and “sent a letter with comments to the applicant.”According to DOT Public Information Officer Judith Drucker, the state organization is still awaiting a response from the developer.This article first appeared in the August 16 – 23, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more