MGN ImageALBANY — Chautauqua County is one of only four counties in New York State with a COVID-19 infection rate higher than the state’s average of 1 percent, but is still the lowest reported rate in the Western New York counties red-flagged by the state.In a Sunday update, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Chautauqua County’s infection rate is 1.5 percent.“What is interesting is you do see different geographic variations. The City of Buffalo was at 5.5; the County of Erie, 1.5; County of Niagara, 2.9; Chautauqua, 1.5. So, we’re going to use that information and continue testing and start to focus on those geographic areas that are showing higher numbers” Cuomo said.Cuomo explained that Western New York has been flagged because of a high infection rate. “It has been, we have a caution flag up on Western New York. The infection rate yesterday was 1.6 percent. That’s still the highest in the state. Every other region was below 1 percent,” Cuomo said. “We’ve started a focused testing effort with rapid turnaround. We set up eight sites. We did 1,000 people.”Cuomo said the testing in the counties was about a 3.4 percent infection rate for one day.“That is a very high number, but that is not a random number. These are people who decided to come in to be tested. Normally you get a high infection rate under those circumstances because these are people who think they may be infected, right? That tends to be the driving motivation for people who show up so 3.4 is high but again it’s not random,” Cuomo said. Share: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)
View Comments Sex, intrigue and betrayal are all on the cards for Tony winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber as they begin performances in the Broadway revival of Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The Josie Rourke-helmed production, originally from London’s Donmar Warehouse, will begin performances at the Booth Theatre on October 8.The dark comedy, based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, followers lovers-turned-rivals La Marquise de Merteuil (McTeer) and Le Vicomte de Valmont (Schreiber) as they challenge each other to games of reputation-ruining seduction. Among their targets is the young convent girl Cécile, whose love for her music teacher is exploited to thwart her engagement.The cast will also feature Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Madame de Tourvel, Raffi Barsoumian as Le Chevalier Danceny, Ora Jones as Madame de Volanges, Elena Kampouris as Cécile Volanges, Katrina Cunningham as Émilie, Josh Salt as Azolan, Joy Franz as Victoire, David Patterson as Major-domo, Laura Sudduth as Julie and Mary Beth Peil as Madame de Rosemonde.Les Liaisons Dangereuses will open officially on October 20. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 22, 2017.Check out the cast discussing the show with Broadway.com below. Star Files Related Shows Janet McTeer in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses'(Photo: Johan Persson) Janet McTeer Les Liaisons Dangereuses Liev Schreiber Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager has been accused of stabbing a man with a screwdriver in his hometown of Great Neck earlier this week.Nassau County police arrested 19-year-old Gerzon Hernandez and charged him with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.Police said the suspect stabbed the 24-year-old victim during an argument in a gazebo at Great Neck Park on Middle Neck Road at 9:30 p.m. Monday.The victim was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.Hernandez will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Barrett Brown (Photo credit: Free Barrett Brown)Federal prosecutors in Texas earlier this week dropped several controversial charges against author and journalist Barrett Brown in a case civil liberty groups fear could chill free speech.The dropped charges stem from Brown having copied and pasted a link in a chat room containing thousands of stolen credit card information and other material from Stratfor, a Texas-based global intelligence company, which was hacked in December 2012.Brown’s supporters, which include civil liberty groups and high-profile journalists, most notably, Glenn Greenwald of NSA leak fame, have criticized the government for seeking to criminalize the sharing of already publicly available information. Brown was not involved in the hack against Stratfor, which the FBI knew about as early as Dec. 6, 2011, and it was the agency that allegedly orchestrated the hack through a confidential informant, according to a court filing by Brown’s attorneys.The government’s decision to drop counts one and three through 12 came one day after Brown’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss those charges. Prosecutors did not explain in the motion why they dropped the counts.“The criminalization of Mr. Brown’s speech (by republishing the hyperlink) is an unconstitutional abridgment of the First Amendment because it regulates pure political speech based on its content,” his lawyers wrote in the motion.Brown’s attorneys go on to say that the charges “would be unconstitutionally overbroad and chill speech in violation of the First Amendment.”Related: NDAA, Indefinite Detention, And The Battle Raging Against The Most Important Law You’ve Never Heard OfRelated: Revolution’s Family Tree: Franklin and Adams to Manning and SnowdenBrown, whose work has appeared in the Guardian, Huffington Post and Vanity Fair, among other media outlets, remains accused of concealing two laptops and for threatening an FBI agent and his family in a YouTube video. The dropped charges cut a considerable amount of time from Brown’s potential sentence, but he still faces 70 years in prison, according to reports.According to the indictment, Brown allegedly called the FBI agent a “fucking chicken shit little faggot cocksucker.” He also alleged that the agent is “a criminal, who is involved in a criminal conspiracy.”The 32-year-old journalist and satirist founded Project PM, a crowdsourcing tool, in 2009. His attorneys have described the website as a “collaborative web application” which allows others to conduct research using publicly available materials—including information obtained from leakers and hackers, according to court documents.Brown’s attorney, Ahmed Ghappour, told the Guardian that the government did “the right thing dropping the charges.”“We will continue to fight for Barrett every way we can,” he added.
The Croatian Camping Association (KUH) has published a new brochure Croatia’s Best Campsites 2018, printed in 26.400 copies in 5 basic language variants: English, Italian, German, Dutch and Slovenian.During 2018, the brochure will be distributed at all fairs as part of the CNTB’s trade fair appearances, in selected CNTB offices, as part of the KUH trade fair appearances, at trade fairs in Utrecht, Vienna, Stuttgart, Leeuwarden, Herning and Düsseldorf, Parma, Falls and additionally in Munich, for the needs of foreign partners as well as through other selected distribution channels (Caravan Center Ljubljana, Meridijan Poreč, etc.), reports from KUH.The new edition of the brochure has a plastic cover, the largest number of pages so far (as many as 108), and for the first time a new road map has been inserted into the brochure (showing the locations of campsites, of all important traffic routes and border crossings and the most important Croatian natural sights) – thus this year’s brochure represents the best KUH’s off-line promo material printed so far.The new brochure was also published in PDF format on the official camping portal of KUH, www.camping.hr., with always up-to-date and updated section page The best Croatian campsSide dish: Croatia’s Best Campsites 2018 brochure
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga needs support after the Spaniard’s costly error in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool in the Premier League.Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for 80 million euros ($94.92 million) in 2018 but has struggled to justify his huge transfer fee.He was at fault for Liverpool’s second goal on Sunday, directing a clearance straight into the path of Sadio Mane, who tapped the ball into an empty net. “With the Kepa situation it’s a clear mistake,” Lampard said. “A clear mistake that has cost us because at that point we go on to have a penalty which we maybe score.”Those fine margins change games at this level. We have to keep working, Kepa has to keep working. He has to have support around him, that’s very clear.”How on earth can kepa make such a silly mistake pic.twitter.com/ZrznPzJ2Yb— Amoah Sam Francis (@Asfrancisoffi1) September 20, 2020The 25-year-old keeper was also criticized for his role in Brighton and Hove Albion’s goal on Monday when he failed to stop Leandro Trossard’s shot from outside the area.”Kepa has to keep working, nobody tries to make mistakes in football, it is the nature of the game. You have to be strong and keep going,” added Lampard, who also confirmed Willy Caballero would start in goal against Barnsley in Wednesday’s League Cup game.Topics :
The Sydney Morning Herald 22 October 2018Family First Comment: Shock Horror!! Trump’s administration wants to base gender on biology and science… “The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable”. The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.” No wonder the Left hate Trump so much!The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a US government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and healthcare, recognising gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other arenas where gender was once seen as a simple concept. Conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, were incensed.Now the US Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable”. The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by the Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing.“Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the department proposed in the memo, which was drafted and has been circulating since last spring. “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognise themselves – surgically or otherwise – as a gender other than the one they were born into.READ MORE: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/transgender-definition-may-be-erased-in-the-us-20181022-p50b5c.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
The AquaTrojans from East Central hosted its annual East Central Relays Saturday in St. Leon. After an exciting meet the Connersville Boys and Greensburg girls pull away with the relay meet victories. The scores were as follows.Girls: Greensburg 64, East Central 62 (9-2), New Palestine 62, Greenwood 60, and Connersville 40.Boys: Connersville 84, East Central 70 (8-1), New Palestine 54, Greensburg 50, and Greenwood 34.The AquaTrojans had a fantastic showing at this meet. Relay winners include:Girls 400 Medley Relay (Alexis deLong, Kacie Jackson, Lydia Weber); Boys 400 Medley Relay (Alex Ketcham, Alex Pruitt, Dustin Schantz); Boys 375 Crescendo Relay (Jakob Paff, Alex Pruitt, Dustin Schantz, Derek Roth); Girls 150 Butterfly Relay (Kacie Jackson, Lydia Weber, Alexis deLong); Boys 150 Butterfly Relay (Ryan Lammering, Curtis Schondelmayer, Derek Roth); Girls 400 Freestyle Relay (Jenna Wernke, Ashley Bortlein, Lydia Weber, Alexis deLong); and Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (Alex Ketcham, Ryan Lammering, Curtis Schondelmayer, Derek Roth).The next meet for the AquaTrojans will be on Friday and Saturday January 9-10 at Connersville for the EIAC Conference Championships). Go AquaTrojans!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless
By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – At long last, Dodge City Raceway Park fires back to life Saturday night, May 30.And in grand style it will be with the powerful NCRA Sprint Cars along with DCRP championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.Saturday’s green flag flies at 7:30 p.m.Clay Sellard and Michael Pepper will try to stay perfect in DCRP competition after both going two-for-two in the opening pair of events for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, respectively.Jeremy Sigler and Jeff Kaup have split wins thus far in IMCA SportMod action. Matt O’Hair topped the most recent IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.Saturday’s tilt at DCRP, the first action since April 25 following a May 9 rainout, kicks off a run of six consecutive weekends of competition at the state-of-the-art 3/8-mile clay oval in southwest Kansas.General admission tickets to Saturday’s action are $20 for adults, with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit admission is $30.
He could do nothing to stop the fourth Spurs goal as Kane slid in to convert Eriksen’s cross and put the result beyond doubt. With Kane in search of his second Premier League hat-trick, the England striker came close with a rasping shot that Boruc turned behind – but the wait would only go on for a few more seconds. The resulting corner was headed towards goal by Alderweireld and again Boruc could not hold on. Kane was on hand to score his third of the afternoon. Ritchie was the chief goal-threat for the shell-shocked hosts and forced Lloris into action with a long-range strike before Eriksen’s fine effort came back off the post for Spurs. Kane had legitimate calls for a second penalty turned down by referee Roger East as he looked to capitalise on yet another Boruc spill, with the goalkeeper catching Kane’s leg as he looked to recover. The striker was taken off with little over five minutes remaining, to be replaced by Clinton Njie. He failed to open his Tottenham account due to a smart stop by Boruc. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Welcome back @hkane28 . A nice little nice hat-trick. It was only a matter of time.” – BBC presenter and former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker ( @GaryLineker) celebrates Harry Kane’s hat-trick in the 5-1 win at Bournemouth. Welcome back @hkane28 . A nice little nice hat-trick. It was only a matter of time. PLAYER RATINGS Bournemouth: Artur Boruc: 2 Simon Francis: 5 Steve Cook: 5 Sylvain Distin: 4 Charlie Daniels: 5 Matt Ritchie: 7 Dan Gosling: 5 Andrew Surman: 5 Marc Pugh: 6 Glenn Murray: 5 Joshua King: 5 Substitutes: Eunan O’Kane: 5 Yann Kermogant: 5 Adam Smith: 5 Tottenham: Hugo Lloris: 6 Kyle Walker: 6 Toby Alderweireld: 7 Jan Vertonghen: 6 Danny Rose: 6 Eric Dier: 6 Dele Alli: 7 Christian Eriksen: 9 Mousa Dembele: 8 Erik Lamela: 7 Harry Kane: 9 Substitutes: Ryan Mason: 6 Kieran Trippier: 6 Clinton Njie: 6 STAR PLAYER Harry Kane: On any other afternoon Eriksen’s sublime display would have meant he would walk any poll for star player. But Kane’s hat-trick, coming after such a barren run for the England forward, just edges out his team-mate. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Artur Boruc: Hard to select which of the Polish goalkeeper’s clangers deserve to be highlighted here but his first fumble proved costly, gifting Lamela Tottenham’s third goal and taking the game away from the hosts. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Eddie Howe opted to recall Boruc after he was injured in the warm-up at Man City last week and he will be regretting that decision this evening. For Mauricio Pochettino, his decision to start Kane having rested the striker for the Europa League defeat at Anderlecht, was vindicated. Dembele was also impressive in a more advanced role. MOAN OF THE MATCH Bournemouth have drawn plenty of plaudits for their style of football since gaining promotion to the Premier League but even the very best sides would struggle for results with such a shaky goalkeeper. WHO’S UP NEXT Liverpool v Bournemouth (Carling Cup fourth round, Wednesday October 28). Tottenham v Aston Villa (Premier League, Sunday November 2). The England international had scored just once for Spurs this season heading into the clash at the Vitality Stadium but showed his finishing touch had not deserted him as he scored three in the 5-1 mauling of Eddie Howe’s side. The hosts had raced into a 49-second lead thanks to Matt Ritchie’s smart finish but a string of errors from goalkeeper Artur Boruc proved to be Bournemouth’s undoing as Kane helped himself to a hat-trick, with Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela also on the scoresheet. Boruc, returning to the starting line-up after missing the 5-1 loss to Manchester City last week due to an injury in the warm-up, had a day to forget while Kane, who was courted by Howe during his tenure at Burnley, has the match-ball as a memento from what he will hope is the turning point of his season. It started so promisingly for the hosts as they took the lead inside the first minute as a cross from Charlie Daniels evaded everyone in the middle, with Ritchie arriving at the back post to score. Ritchie’s early strike was cancelled out by Kane’s equaliser from the penalty spot after he had been felled by Boruc. Tottenham then took the lead as Danny Rose’s speculative effort deflected fortuitously into the path of Dembele, who coolly finished past Boruc, picking up a knock in the process. Boruc did well to prevent Toby Alderweireld scoring the third when he kept out his near-post header but the experienced Polish stopper’s afternoon did not get any better as he was culpable for Tottenham’s next goal on the half-hour mark. Kane wriggled free on the left but could only hit a tame cross into the box. However Boruc failed to hold it and spilt the ball straight into the path of Lamela, who made no mistake. Bournemouth were still creating chances of their own and were unlucky not to reduce the arrears just before the interval as Marc Pugh saw a scuffed effort cleared off the line by Alderweireld before King hit the inside of the post moments later. Boruc almost produced another moment to forget shortly after half-time as he took his time in clearing the ball and Dembele charged down his kick, although thankfully for the goalkeeper it rebounded straight back to him. Harry Kane returned to form as he struck a hat-trick to sink sorry Bournemouth. Press Association