37 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday, Many Tied To SUNY Fredonia

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) WNY News Now / MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – Thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 was reported Thursday in Chautauqua County, with more than half connected to an outbreak at SUNY Fredonia.The County Health Department reports 23 of the 37 new cases are students at the university. Since the college reopened, 45 students total have tested positive for the virus.Among the new cases are three people under the age of 18, two young adult men and four young adult women, nine men and nine women in their 20s, two men in the 30s, two men and three women in their 40s, a man in his 60s and a man and woman in their 70s.There is now a total of 166 cases active, with 479 total. Since the outbreak began, 303 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the county, with 10 virus related deaths reported. Five people remain hospitalized in the county with COVID-19.More than 650 are under the domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York State travel advisory list and 585 are under general quarantine orders because they have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.Chautauqua County leaders are scheduled to hold a COVID-19 press conference update Friday at 1 p.m. Viewers can watch the conference live on WNYNewsNew’s 24/7 streaming network: WNYNewsNow.com/LIVE, our mobile app or Facebook page.last_img read more

Elmont Armed Home Invasion Trio Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which three suspects ransacked an elderly couple’s bedroom in Elmont early Thursday morning, authorities said.The three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, removed bars and a screen from a basement window on a Frick Street home before confronting the 69-year-old man 70-year-old woman inside at 1:40 a.m., police said.Two assailants held the victims while the third ransacked the room and demanded money, police said. The trio then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The victims were not injured.Fifth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

Greece reports first coronavirus case

first_imgThe Greek government on Tuesday said a shutdown of some public areas and travel restrictions would be activated in case of a mass outbreak.The measures, contained in a government decree, include temporary travel bans to and from countries with a large number of infections and enable beds to be requisitioned in hotels and private clinics.The decree also foresees the temporary closure of “indoor public gathering areas” such as schools, places of worship, cinemas, theatres, sports halls and businesses.”We are ready to do whatever is necessary to protect public health,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas told reporters. Greece’s health ministry has earmarked 13 hospitals nationwide to handle virus cases.A health ministry spokesman earlier this week noted that owing to the virus’ long gestation period, health checks at ports and airports had only minor chances of success.On Monday, the Greek Olympic Committee said it had discussed alternative plans for the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Games in case of a virus outbreak.The flame for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is scheduled to be lit on March 12 at the site of ancient Olympia and, following a torch relay on Greek soil, will be handed to the Tokyo organizers at a ceremony on March 19 at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens. Topics :center_img Greece on Wednesday reported its first coronavirus case, a woman who had recently traveled to northern Italy.A health ministry spokesman said the 38-year-old woman was in a Thessaloniki hospital and in good condition.The announcement comes as the COVID-19 virus continues to surge in Italy, making it the hardest-hit country in Europe.  last_img read more

#Djokovid: tennis star mauled over coronavirus ‘horror show’

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic was widely condemned on Wednesday for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.The Serbian star said he was “deeply sorry” in an unstinting apology for the now-cancelled Adria Tour, where social distancing was minimal and matches were played in front of thousands of fans.However, criticism was swift and heavy, with many voicing concerns over attempts to restart professional tournaments in August, including the US Open Grand Slam is which is scheduled to begin on August 31. PR disaster Djokovic is unbeaten this year, a run that includes winning his 17th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, but COVID-19 has been a public relations disaster for the eccentric Serb.Even before the Adria Tour, he was criticized for breaking lockdown rules to train in Spain, and he then raised eyebrows by insisting he wouldn’t be prepared to vaccinate against the coronavirus.Djokovic also described limits on players’ entourages at the US Open as “extreme” and “impossible”, again putting him at odds with much of public opinion.His latest misstep has caused some to question his presidency of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals, or men’s tour) Player Council, which advises the ATP board.Tennis has been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions because it is a global circuit with players from all over the world.”I think there’s a lot of his peer group who are scratching their heads,” celebrated coach Paul Annacone told Tennis.com.”I was totally anxiety-ridden and very disappointed because the restart, or the reimagining of how we can start [tennis] is just about eight weeks away. And with all these opportunities to try to start in a progression, to me, it felt like they skipped about 15 steps.”Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, tweeted: “Yikes… this is not good and it’s a pattern… What now, US Open? Roland Garros? We have a lot of work to do.”Brazil’s Bruno Soares, a doubles player who sits on the Player Council, called the Adria Tour a “horror show”, while ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said it was a lesson for other tournaments.”It’s a little bit like when you tell your kids when they try to learn to ride the bike to wear the helmet,” Gaudenzi said. “It’s ‘no, no, no’.””And they ride the bike, they fall, and then they wear the helmet.” Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all tested positive after taking part in the Adria Tour, where players embraced across the net, played basketball and even danced in a nightclub.”I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm,” Djokovic, 33, said in a statement. His wife Jelena also tested positive after attending the “philanthropic” tour in the once war-torn Balkans.As the mocking hashtag #Djokovid circulated online, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, so often in the crosshairs for his own on-court indiscretions, said the incident was pure “stupidity”.”Don’t @ me for anything I’ve done that has been ‘irresponsible’ or classified as ‘stupidity’ — this takes the cake,” tweeted the world number 40. Topics : Britain’s Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner who has known Djokovic since their junior days, said: “I don’t think it has been a great look for tennis.””In hindsight, it’s not something that should have gone ahead,” Murray told reporters.”It’s not surprising how many people have tested positive after seeing some of the images of the players’ party and the kids’ day. There was no social distancing in place.”Some people have said maybe this has put the US Open in doubt –- which it may well do. But the measures and the protocols they have in place at the USTA (United States Tennis Association) are different to Serbia and Croatia. No fans for a start.”last_img read more

Beirut port blast crater 43 meters deep: Security official

first_imgThe huge chemical explosion that hit Beirut’s port, devastating large parts of the Lebanese capital and claiming over 150 lives, left a 43-meter deep crater, a security official said Sunday.The blast Tuesday, which was felt across the county and as far as the island of Cyprus, was recorded by the sensors of the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS) as having the power of a magnitude 3.3 earthquake.It was triggered by a fire in a port warehouse, where a huge shipment of hazardous ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used as a fertilizer or as an explosive, had languished for years, according to authorities. “The explosion in the port left a crater 43 meters deep,” the Lebanese security official told AFP, citing assessments by French experts working in the disaster area.The crater is much larger than the one left by the enormous blast in 2005 that killed former prime minister Rafic Hariri, which measured 10 meters across and two meters deep, according to an international tribunal investigating his murder.French rescue and police teams are among a much larger group of international emergency response specialists that has flooded into Lebanon to ease pressure on local authorities unable to cope with the disaster relief on their own.Qatari, Russian and German rescuers are also working at the port blast site. The huge blast also wounded at least 6,000 people and displaced more than 300,000 from their destroyed or damaged homes. The revelation that the chemicals had languished for years like a ticking time-bomb in the heart of the capital has served as shocking proof to many Lebanese of the rot at the core of the state apparatus.Demonstrators on Sunday called for renewed anti-government rallies after a night of angry protests saw them storm several ministries before they were expelled by the army.It was a new tactic for a protest movement that emerged last October to demand the removal of a political class long accused of being inept and corrupt.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal must make transfer promise to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Robin van Persie

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Aug 2020 9:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link792Shares Arsenal must make transfer promise to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, says Robin van Persie Van Persie says the FA Cup may not be enough for Aubameyang (Picture: Getty Images)Robin Van Persie says Arsenal must reinforce the squad with world-class players to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club.The Gabon international has entered the final year of his contract and is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal.Reports claim the Gunners are confident their top scorer will extend his stay at the Emirates, however, Barcelona could yet spoil the party if they decide to make a move for the 31-year-old.Aubameyang swooped Arsenal’s Player of the Season award for another outstanding campaign in which he scored 27 goals, two of those coming in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s funds for transfers are expected to be limited in the transfer window due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis.The north London club made 55 redundancies to key staff members including long-term scout Francis Cagigao, who discovered the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Hector Bellerin and Gabriel Martinelli. Van Persie made the switch from Arsenal to United (Picture: Getty Images)Van Persie – who made the switch from Arsenal to Manchester United due to a perceived lack of ambition from the Gunners – feels his former side have to surround Aubameyang with players of his level to convince him to stay.‘I don’t know what Arsenal have offered him and I’m not really talking about money, I’m more talking about players,’ the Dutchman told beIN Sports.‘Players like him want to play with world-class players. He is a world-class player in my opinion and he wants to be surrounded by world-class players.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Then you have to ask him, it’s up to him, if he thinks that he can win the Premier League at Arsenal.‘Because winning the FA Cup was very nice, but these type of players and Arsenal football club want to compete for the Premier League and the Champions League.‘That is the big goal, you want to compete with the best teams there are.’MORE: Willian to earn £35m at Arsenal after agreeing eye-watering £220,000-a-week dealMORE: Chelsea favourites to secure Sergio Reguilon transfer ahead of ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

These are the cheapest homes we could find within 15km of the CBD

first_imgHard to believe this home is about 10km from a major CBD.The three bedroom townhouse – located at 52/11 Oakmont Avenue, Oxley, has been on the market for five months and struggled to secure a buyer amid a crackdown on investor lending.It had hit the market at the end of June priced at $288,000, according to CoreLogic records, then dropped to $284,000 in August and $279,000 in September. The owner then switched agencies at the end of October when it was marketed at offers over $269,000.At $269,000, with a rental price of $355 a week (as it had in May this year), the property could see gross return of 6.8 per cent. This three bedder is amazing value. 8 Darnley Street, Rocklea Qld 4106THESE are the cheapest homes within 15km of the Brisbane CBD, including one priced so low it was open to offers over $269,000.A two bedroom house 10km from the Brisbane CBD that last sold for $135,000 and a three-bedroom townhouse priced at offers over $269,000 may well be the cheapest homes you can buy in Brisbane. The cheapest unit – 4km from the CBD – was looking for $80,000 or more and the cheapest relocatable home was just $93,000 15km from the city centre. The two bed house at 8 Darnley Street, Rocklea, which was built in 1960 and last sold for $135,000 in 2004, has been set to go to auction in mid-December. Downstairs has been stripped back to bare bones.The home was stripped back to bare minimum on the inside and needed some serious work. As a result it was expected to be great value with even the agent Matt Halloway of Ray White Annerley describing it as “Brisbane’s most affordable home”.“It may not look like much now but think of what it can be with a bit of effort and imagination. This property has the potential to create a beautifully renovated cottage to live in or rent. The structure looks to be solid with steel support beams, the timber is in good condition and the framing is done, all you need to do is finish it off.”The auction was scheduled for 9am on Saturday December 16. The living area is downstairs. 8 Darnley Street, Rocklea Qld 4106 It has a little courtyard.Oxley had seen a surge in interest in the past five years, which has seen its median price jump 37.6 per cent, with median rent at $380 a week.According to agents, the townhouse may be off the table soon though with discussions underway with a potential buyer. 52/11 Oakmont Avenue, Oxley Qld 4075 A lick of paint or three would go well here.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours ago The property comes fully furnished.center_img The small galley kitchen.The ground floor studio apartment was fully furnished and fully self-contained, with a wall-mounted LCD TV with Foxtel, balcony, galley kitchen and lower level single car park available with the title.As with most things that seem too good to be true, this unit complex was built under the Accommodation Regulation Module, according to the listing, “restricting the occupancy to short term motel letting only and is not available for fixed term letting or permanent residential use by an owner occupier”.Another very cheap residential option that has a restriction on it was Brisbane’s cheapest relocatable home located 15km from the city centre in Durack. The single bedroom, single bathroom, single carport house at 28/750-758 Blunder Road was priced at $93,000. The property is within 15km of the Brisbane CBD. 28/750-758 Blunder Rd, Durack Qld 4077 The interiors need some serious attention. The home has a single carport.“If you’re only looking for a bedroom home and can’t afford those expensive houses, then this ones for you. This relocatable home, comes partly furnished, is located close to transport, shops and other public facilities. It is approximately 30mins to Brisbane City.”But the catch was you had to be a certain age to be an owner-occupier there.“Unfortunately no pets are permitted and must be sold to an owner-occupier 50-plus in age,” was how it was described.It was priced at that level because the owner had already committed interstate and needed it sold. There are three spacious bedrooms.According to realestate.com.au listings, one of the cheapest units on the market in Brisbane was a studio apartment in Kangaroo Point that was priced at offers over just $80,000. The single car space studio unit at 5/192 Wellington Road was being marketed by Bill Yapp of LJ Hooker Kangaroo Point as an investment opportunity.“This is your chance to tap into the heart of the Inner City Kangaroo Point property market with a studio apartment in the Wellington boutique hotel/motel complex.”As the crow flies it’s a mere 2km to the city centre, with multiple transport options including CityCat ferry across the water, buses and cycling or walking to work across the Story Brisbane. Waiting for inspiration. 5/192 Wellington Road, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169last_img read more

Thailand reports 7 more coronavirus cases

first_imgThe other two Thais had exposure totourists, he added. As of Saturday, one more patient wasallowed to go home, bringing the count of discharges to 10, but the twenty-twoother patients will remain in hospital, he said.(Reuters) The new cases brought the total reportedin the country to 32, considered as one of the world’s highest number ofinfected outside China. Meanwhile, among the four Chinese, threeare members of the families of previously reported cases, while the other oneis a tourist from a “risky area” in China, said Suwannachai. Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, the director-general of Thailand’s Disease Control Department. MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH-THAILAND Among the 32 cases Thailand has reportedso far, 23 are Chinese while nine are Thais. One of the Thais was part of the groupof 138 evacuated from China’s coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan on Tuesday,Suwannachai told reporters. BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand’s publichealth ministry reported seven new cases – three Thais and four Chinese – ofthe coronavirus on Saturday.  “The seven new cases are all in hospital,”said Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the DiseaseControl Department. last_img read more

Bulldogs And Wildcats Battle In Middle School Track

first_imgMiddle School Track results from Thursday (4-12).Girls: Batesville  94              Franklin County 16For Batesville:  Shot Put-1 Sarah Ripperger (28’4”); Discus-2 Sarah Ripperger (53’5”)  3 Cora Deputy (51’5.5”); High Jump-1 Carley Pride (4’6”)  2 Ava Hanson (4’4”); Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (14’5.25”)  3 Nadine Davis (13”3.25”); 100M Hurdles-1 Kate Walke (19.83)  2 Cora Deputy (20.41); 100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.40)  2 Nadine Davis (13.89); 200M-1 Ava Hanson (29.71)  2 Lily Meyer (30.15)  3 Kate Walke (30.21); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:03.30)  2 Ava Hanson (1:04.93); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:37.06)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:45.27)  3 Jada Day (2:50.71); 1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:53.55)  2 Jada Day (6:15.03)  3 Maria Lopez (6:41.63); 400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (55.56); 800M Relay-1 BMS Cora Deputy, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (2:01.37); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:39.98); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Sarah Ripperger, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (11:32.08).Boys: Franklin County  59                 Batesville  51For Batesville: Shot Put-3 Chase Hamilton (33’1”); Discus-2 Ean Loichinger (85’6”); High Jump-2 Elliott Mertz (4’8”)  3 Bryson Bonelli (4’6”); 110M Hurdles-1 Chase Hamilton (17.40)  3 Trenton Kincade (18.81); 200M-2 Evan Williamson (27.31)  3 Elliott Mertz (27.78); 400M-1 Vonley Hund (59.79)  3 Chase Hamilton (1:02.31); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:14.80)  2 Daren Smith (2:34.67); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:47.53)  2 2 Will Nuhring (5:41.09)  3 Eli Loichinger (6:22.09); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund(4:22.14); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Vonley Hund, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (9:51.59).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

GRFU hopes for ‘good weather’ ahead of ‘Green Machine’ clash with USA

first_img… Guyana looking to reclaim RAN 15s title on July 29 THE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) is hoping that good weather prevails, as Guyana prepare to host USA (South) on July 29, in the finals of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s Championship.According to information reaching Chronicle Sport, while the Rugby field at the National Park is the preferred venue and the one that’s currently being prepared for the historic match, should the country continue to see sporadic heavy rainfall, the GRFU could be forced to find an alternative venue.It was noted that the St Stanislaus College ground on Carifesta Avenue is that alternative venue – the same one used for Guyana’s 24-17 win over Trinidad and Tobago last month in the RAN South Zone final.The USA side will be making their maiden voyage to Guyana for the second meeting between the two countries and are scheduled to arrive on July 27.Two years ago, Guyana’s National Rugby team, popularly known as the ‘Green Machine’, etched their names in the history books after edging the mighty USA South to claim their maiden Rugby Americas North (RAN) (formerly North American and Caribbean Rugby Association) 15s title with a come-from-behind 30-27 win.Guyana will have a chance to not only reclaim the title that was won by Mexico last year, but also do something that several teams in RAN have never done; that is to beat the USA twice.The visit by the USA will be their second in the Caribbean after travelling to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 where they left with the RAN 15s title, winning 26-18.The Americans will want to exact revenge for their 2014 defeat to Guyana in Atlanta Georgia in rather dramatic fashion.The good thing for Guyana is that their squad of players who had beaten the USA are still playing together and had improved in the 15s format.Guyana’s players are known for their dominance in the game’s shortest format (Sevens), but since their win against the USA in 2014, the GRFU had made a commitment to have their National side pay more emphasis on 15s Rugby.Since then, the Green Machine have won back-to-back South Zone titles, and missed out on winning a second overall RAN 15s title when they went down 32-3 against Mexico last year.last_img read more