Health leaders concerned about start-of-school COVID-19 spread

first_img By Lucélia Ribeiro (Children at school) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Indiana’s urging parents and students to make sure Labor Day and the start of school don’t give the coronavirus more momentum.State health commissioner Kristina Box says a significant part of a recent increase in coronavirus cases stems from the resumption of high school and college classes. But she says it’s not the classroom that’s spreading infections, but parties and sleepovers outside of class.Box says high school students need to be able to socialize with their friends but says parents should take a cue from the safety precautions in place at school, and limit their kids’ socializing to four-to-six B-F-F’s so any outbreak is contained. And she says when those small groups do get together, the usual precautions of wearing masks and social distancing still apply.Box says health department contact tracers have linked 33-hundred cases to gathering spots, from bars and restaurants to funerals and church camps. She says one bar has been linked to 34 cases — 12 patrons who were there on the same night, and 22 more they infected over the next two weeks.Box is renewing her warning to take precautions over Labor Day. She says the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends led directly to surges in new cases a couple of weeks later and has warned for a couple of weeks that she’s concerned it will happen again. Governor Holcomb’s order requiring local health department permission for gatherings of more than 250 people is still in place, and Box says some gatherings have been rejected because organizers couldn’t ensure proper social distancing.Holcomb says those events are “moths to the flame” which can quickly lead to surges in infections. He notes it takes a lot longer to bring those increases back down and says it’s a lot easier for people to take precautions in advance than to react to outbreaks. Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest By Network Indiana – September 8, 2020 3 327 Health leaders concerned about start-of-school COVID-19 spread Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleFamily killed in apparent murder-suicide in BloomingtonNext articleHoneybees important for crops in Indiana Network Indiana WhatsApplast_img read more

Beach soccer dazzles at Hogbetsotso festival

first_imgThe biggest crowd witnessed for a beach soccer game in Ghana was recorded over the weekend when 6 beach soccer clubs converged at the Aborigines Beach Resort in Keta for the second edition of the Hogbetsotso Beach Soccer Classic.As happened with the maiden edition in 2014, beach soccer clubs converged at the venue to display their craft and skills to festive makers, locals, tourists and dignitaries alike.The event was broadcast live on one of the top radio stations in the Volta region Jubilee 106.9 fm.The standard of this year’s event was higher than last year’s edition. The protocol officer of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association Kusi Awere Gyamfi said this will be the template for spreading beach soccer throughout Ghana.Sea Lions Bsc and Teshie United Bsc from Accra joined hosts Keta Sunset Sports, Havedzi Mighty Warriors, Tegbi Youth and Ada Assurance in this year’s invitational tournament. The build up to the event was made even more exciting due to the fact that the best teams in the league were all in top shape ahead of the festival tournament.After some spectacular and exciting games, host team Keta Sunset Sports defeated their arch rivals Havedzi Mighty Warriors 4-1 in the final. The 4-1 scoreline did not reflect the tight and competitive nature of the final but rather the individual brilliance of Sunset captain Michael Sema who scored his sides four goals. The event was supported by the Member of Parliament for the Keta Constituency Hon. Richard Quashigah and his colleagues Hon. Fiifi Kwetey and Hon Okudzeto Ablakwa. The venue for the finals, Aborigines Beach Resort was made available by the C.E.O Mitch G. Woollams.In a post final interview, the president of GBSA Yaw Ampofo Ankrah assured the media and sports fans who witnessed the event that there will be more beach soccer tournament in Keta in 2016.”This initiative is part of Beach Soccer Ghana’s wider goal of expanding the game to all coastal communities in Ghana”.Special commendation was reserved for the C.E.O of Keta Sunset Sports Ruben Dzidodo and his officials. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 14 on ESPN

first_imgThis game should unfold in typical Big Ten fashion as each team gets a feel for the other. Look for Wisconsin to rely on big plays from running back Jonathan Taylor while Minnesota looks to quarterback Tanner Morgan and running backs Rodney Smith and Mohamed Ibrahim.With that, here’s everything you need to know about “College GameDay” as it visits TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.MORE: College Football Playoff updated rankingsWhere is ‘College GameDay’ location for Week 14?Location: MinneapolisMatchup: No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 9 MinnesotaThis will be not only the first time “GameDay” visits Minneapolis, but also Minnesota’s first appearance on the show. Conversely, Wisconsin has made 17 appearances, going 6-11 overall, 1-3 on the road and 3-9 when ranked lower than its opponent.’College GameDay’ schedule on ESPNTV channel: ESPNStart time: 9 a.m. ETThe “College GameDay” crew of Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Rece Davis and Desmond Howard will preview Week 14’s college football action live from Minneapolis. The game will be broadcast on ABC with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The question of who will represent the Big Ten West in the conference title game will be answered on Saturday when No. 13 Wisconsin visits No. 9 Minnesota for the “College GameDay” game of the week.By claiming Paul Bunyan’s Axe, Minnesota (10-1) can seal its first-ever trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship. Wisconsin (9-2), is already out of the College Football Playoff race, but would love nothing more than to spoil Minnesota’s season to get another crack at Ohio State, who beat the Badgers 38-7 earlier this season. ESPN typically announces its next “College GameDay” location every Monday. As of now, the only Power 5 conference championship game that has already been decided is No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta. Depending on what teams win during Rivalry Week, other potential locations include Indianapolis (Big Ten championship between No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 13 Wisconsin/No. 9 Minnesota) and Arlington, Texas (Big 12 championship between No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Baylor).WeekMatchupLocationGuest PickerCorso’s HeadgearOutcome0Miami at No. 8 FloridaOrlando, Fla.Michael IrvinGators24-20 Florida1No. 11 Oregon vs. No. 16 AuburnArlington, TexasBo JacksonDucks27-21 Auburn2No. 6 LSU at No. 9 TexasAustin, TexasMatthew McConaugheyTigers45-38 LSU3No. 20 Iowa at Iowa StateAmes, IowaEric ChurchCyclones18-17 Iowa4No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.JeezyBulldogs23-17 Georgia5No. 5 Ohio State at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.Gabrielle UnionBuckeyes48-7 Ohio State6No. 7 Auburn at No. 10 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Emmitt SmithGators24-13 Florida7No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSUBaton Rouge, La.John GoodmanTigers42-28 LSU8No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.Lara SpencerNittany Lions28-21 Penn State9No. 1 NDSU at No. 3 SDSU (FCS)Brookings, S.D.Pat McAfeeBison23-16 NDSU10No. 15 SMU at No. 24 MemphisMemphis, Tenn.Jerry LawlerMustangs54-48 Memphis11No. 1 LSU at No. 2 AlabamaTuscaloosa, Ala.Justin ThomasTigers46-41 LSU12No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 BaylorWaco, TexasChip and Joanna GainesBears34-31 Oklahoma13No. 9 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio StateColumbus, OhioEddie GeorgeBuckeyes28-17 Ohio StateWho is the guest picker on ‘College GameDay’ for Week 14?”GameDay” has announced former Gophers receiver Eric Decker as its guest picker. Decker was a first-team All-Big Ten selection for the Gophers in 2008 and eventually enjoyed a nine-year NFL career.Oklahoma at Baylor oddsSportsbook Review has Wisconsin listed a 2.5-point favorite over Minnesota. Both of SN’s Bill Bender and Zac Al-Khateeb predicted a 28-24 outcome, though Bender chose a win for Wisconsin, while Al-Khateeb picked Minnesota.last_img read more