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New online tool gives coronavirus risk estimate for gatherings by county

first_img“You can help them form opinions and help them create really good decisions using this map.” The final factor she explains as, “For every person who is symptomatic and is showing symptoms or who been tested to be positive for COVID-19, how many other people are actually just walking around with it who haven’t been tested?” Whatever you use the tool for, Andris highlights this is an evolving project and shouldn’t be relied on as the end-all, be-all. To come to these numbers, Andris says a formula is used that factors in county population, county cases, the event size and what’s called the ascertainment bias. “Clearly if there’s a 99% chance that someone is infected at an event, it is clear that there are probably more than one person,” she explained. She explains the website estimates, by county, the chances of you interacting with at least one person who has coronavirus. “It’s a helpful tool for getting a baseline risk out there.” To use the tool, just choose how many people will be at the event, let the map refresh and find your county. Andris explains her team crafted this tool not only to help you, but help you help others. With the number of coronavirus cases constantly changing, this tool does too. The team updates virus data everyday that they get from the New York Times. Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Clio Aldris is one of the people who helped craft the tool called the ‘COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool.’ The tool doesn’t currently account for visitors, just the census population. (WBNG) — A group of professors and graduate students recently launched a new tool that provides an estimated risk of running into someone with coronavirus at a gathering.last_img read more

Six arrested, charges filed in Westport stabbing

first_imgWestport, In. — A total of six people have now been arrested as a result of an investigation into a stabbing in Westport Tuesday.Here are the charges:Steven Smith, 39, of Westport, attempted murder and visiting a common nuisance.Israel Vinson, 27, Of Westport, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.Marvin Murphy II, 41, of Greensburg, visiting a common nuisance.David Moffett, 50, of North Vernon, visiting a common nuisance.Joni Hermesh, 37, of Westport, visiting a common nuisance.Annette Brogan, 37, of Greensburg, visiting a common nuisance.Court documents say Smith stabbed a victim at least three times. The victim thwarted the attack by hitting Smith in the side of the head with a nearby pipe.Both Smith and the victim were treated for injuries.The incident led to a lockdown at South Decatur High School and Elementary schools. Sheriff Durant praised the efforts of police in Westport, Indiana State Police, Westport Fire Department and school officials.This is an ongoing investigation.last_img read more

Wanda Benson July 18, 1934 – March 12, 2020

first_imgWanda Benson, age 85 of Harrison, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2020 in New Trenton, Indiana. Born July 18, 1934 in Miamitown, Ohio the daughter of Edwin and Mildred (Adams) Haas.Wanda was the Deputy Tax Commissioner for the City of Harrison for many years and married Herb Benson in 1993. She was a longtime member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Harrison VFW.Wanda is survived by her daughter Denise Michelle Keith, sisters Emma (Harold) Beard and Linda (Bob) Moore. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Mildred Haas, husband Herb Benson, son Steven Haas and siblings Edwin Haas Jr., Phyllis Sparkman and Charlotte Hubbard.A private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the American Legion post #199 and or Harrison VFW #7570 c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img read more

Redknapp hails cut-price Kranjcar

first_img “We did not give up and keep going. “If we can get everyone fit and keep picking up points, we will be okay.” QPR had made four changes from the team beaten 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend, Chile forward Eduardo Vargas coming in for his first Barclays Premier League start. Redknapp, though, was forced into changes through injuries to both captain Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch, while fellow midfielder Sandro is out with a knee problem. “Joey and Mutch have done hamstrings, Sandro did his knee yesterday, so it is a problem for us, we were a little bit mix and match. I could not even pick a team yesterday morning and I took a bit of a gamble with them,” Redknapp said. “They are all struggling a bit and it does leave us a bit short.” Stoke boss Hughes was disappointed the visitors could not see out the match, Steven Nzonzi sidefooting a great chance to make it 3-1 wide following another quick counter. He said: “In terms of what we produced and chances in open play, we were clearly the better team on the day. “We should have had enough about us to see the game out, QPR looked like a team beaten at that point. “Unfortunately we just encouraged them a bit and gave away a free-kick in a key position and with the technique like Kranjcar has, then he may well have the ability to score. “But it is another point on the road, which was a struggle for us last season, so there is a positive, although the feeling is we did not get what we deserved.” Former QPR boss Hughes was sacked following a testing 10-month spell in November 2012, after which the west London club slipped to relegation. The Welshman was expecting a hostile reception, and it was only a few minutes before chants against him rang around Loftus Road. Hughes, though, took it all in his stride. He said: “I expected a little bit of stick, and that is understandable. “But credit to the Rangers fans, they made their feelings known and then got on with supporting their team, like they should do, so it was not a problem.” Stoke, managed by former Rangers boss Mark Hughes, had taken the lead in the first half through Mame Biram Diouf, only for Peter Crouch to stab a header from Steven Caulker into his own net just before the break. Crouch, who played at QPR as a youngster, looked to have secured victory when he swept home from close range on 51 minutes. QPR boss Harry Redknapp felt Niko Kranjcar more than earned his money with a superb late free-kick which secured a 2-2 draw against Stoke at Loftus Road Press Association But with two minutes left, Croatian Kranjcar, signed on loan from Dynamo Kiev, swept in a fine 20-yard free-kick having been upended by Stoke substitute Steve Sidwell. Kranjcar, 30, helped QPR win promotion back to the Barclays Premier League last season before agreeing another loan spell for 2014-15. “It was a great free-kick, they were bad challenges and he punished them,” said Redknapp, who also had Kranjcar in his teams at both Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. “He came here and I think we pay a third of what he was earning in Russia, and they don’t pay any of it, he took a massive cut in wages to come back here, that is how much he wanted to come back. “It is very rare to see a boy do that. “He had a massive, fantastic contract in Russia and wanted to come back here and play football.” Redknapp was delighted QPR fought their way back into the match, having looked vulnerable on the break when Stoke missed several chances to wrap up victory. “It is a good point, make no mistake, when you are 2-1 down with five minutes to go and come back to get a point, that is vital,” he said. last_img read more

Rory McIlroy raises jersey of Raptors’ Kyle Lowry after winning RBC Canadian Open

first_imgRory McIlroy is rooting for the Raptors.McIlroy raised the jersey of Toronto guard Kyle Lowry after winning the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario. Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star (calf) listed as questionable for Game 5 NBA Finals 2019: Raptors coach Nick Nurse remaining grounded despite 3-1 lead Toronto, meanwhile, took a 3-1 series lead over Golden State with a 105-92 road win Friday.Game 5 will tipoff Monday at 9 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena.center_img The Raptors later congratulated McIlroy on Twitter.What a final round. Congrats, @McIlroyRory 👏🏽. #WeTheNorth https://t.co/d5iMw6AXcl— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 9, 2019McIlroy shot a phenomenal 9-under 61 in the final round of the Canadian Open on Sunday. He was 22 under overall for the tournament and won by seven strokes.“It was just awesome,” McIlroy told CBS after his win. “I said from the start I wanted to be aggressive. I played with so much freedom yesterday, I just wanted to keep that going today. Tied for the lead, going out and playing with that freedom, it gives me so much confidence.“Obviously, this is a huge tournament to win, I’m very proud of myself. Going forward this season, to play the way I did in a final round like this, I’m going take a lot from this.” The Raptors enter Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors one win away from their first championship in franchise history.Rory reppin’ the @Raptors. 🏀Good vibes in Canada, eh? 🇨🇦#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/ZwjC0bxItb— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 9, 2019“It’s really cool. I’ve had such a great week here in Canada,” McIlroy told CBS Sports after the tournament. “The people couldn’t have been nicer, more welcoming. It helped I was cheering for the Raptors. … Obviously, I hope they get it done on Monday. It’s been an awesome week.” Related Newslast_img read more

Downtown Olympia Sparkles for the Holidays

first_imgFacebook119Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the City of OlympiaDecember 1, 2013 marks the start of the First Annual Olympia Downtown Decorating Contest in concert with the Downtown for the Holidays Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sylvester Park. The Downtown Decorating Contest, hosted by the Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA) will feature over 70 downtown Olympia small businesses that have come together to light up downtown this holiday season. We encourage people come down and see the beautiful decorations that will provide a festive mood for the Holidays and to see what the small businesses of Downtown Olympia have to offer for your gift giving and daily needs.Storefront decoration displays will be voted on by the public at ItsYourOlympia.com. Voting runs from December 1 – 15, providing many opportunities to drive, walk and shop around Olympia downtown businesses.All voters will be entered to win great downtown prize packages donated by participating businesses. Two first place winners will each receive a prize packages valued at $500 and five second place winners will each receive $200 in downtown gifts! The drawing will take place on December 16 and winners will be notified via email.  Prizes may be picked up at Courtyard Antiques and Home Décor at 705 4th Ave East.“It has been fun planning this event for the Downtown and our wishes are that everyone enjoys the event as much as we have” says Mary Corso, owner of Courtyard Antiques and Home Décor, “And we are looking forward to seeing the Olympia city lights shine from miles away!”last_img read more

Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, Representatives Steve Tharinger and Richard…

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capitol Land TrustIn such a divisive political climate, it was a breath of fresh air to see so many players – foresters, farmers, natural resource agencies, real estate professionals – all rallied behind the need to improve the health of our lands for people and nature.Capitol Land Trust celebrated its 30th Anniversary with a fundraiser to support its mission to conserve natural areas and working lands in southwest Washington. Over 600 diverse community leaders, businesses, and elected officials – from both sides of the aisle – attended the program. Capitol Land Trust often educates community leaders like the 2016 Leadership Thurston County class, which took a tour of the Randall Reserve last spring. Photo credit: Kelsey BrowneNew Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, shared her vision for how the Department of Natural Resources can help Washington’s environments and economies become more resilient. She is leading a 20-year vision to improve the health of Washington’s forests to stabilize revenue generation, increase recreation opportunities, strengthen habitat and be less vulnerable to catastrophic wildfires. Franz said, “Our task is to rebuild our environmental, economic and civic foundations to expand opportunities for the next generations. Together as a state, we can work to restore and protect our forests, tidelands and farmlands, and make our environments and our communities more resilient to our changing world.”Representative Steve Tharinger (Democrat 24th District) and Representative Richard DeBolt (Republican 20th District) were recognized for their bi-partisan leadership on the Capital Budget Committee and passing the $11.2 million Washington Coast Restoration Initiative in the last biennium.Twenty-two projects from the Makah Tribe to the Columbia River put people to work by restoring forests and rivers, at the same time improving salmon habitat, increasing recreational access, reducing risk to infrastructure from flooding, and building sustainability in natural resource industries like fishing and forestry. The program has already created 75 jobs.Preserving native prairie, streams and waterways and farmland are all priorities for Capitol Land Trust. Photo courtesy: Capitol Land Trust.Restoring land can reduce risks of flooding, drought and fire. Restoration projects also create jobs for local construction contractors, fishermen, foresters, and engineers.Capitol Land Trust completed three projects under the program including their recent purchase of the 312-acre Darlin Creek Preserve near Capitol State Forest. They hired local contractors to remove a culvert and replace it with a 60-foot steel bridge, opening a mile of stream for coho and steelhead spawning. The preserve will be open to the public for hiking. They also used innovative techniques to reconnect wetlands and reduce flooding hazards on their preserve near Tilley Road in Thurston County.Executive Director, Amanda Reed said, “These projects have been critical to improving wetland function, protecting against flooding, and expanding salmon spawning habitat in the Black River. We hired 14 local contractors and used 8 local suppliers. We could not have done this work without funding from the Washington Coast Restoration Initiative, and I hope the legislature fully funds the program again this year. About Capitol Land TrustCapitol Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to conserving and caring for the unique natural areas and working lands within southwest Washington. Since 1987, Capitol Land Trust has worked with partners to permanently protect more than 14 miles of Puget Sound shoreline and 5,800 acres in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor and Lewis Counties.last_img read more

Proposed SB – Rumson Bridge Will Impact Nearby Businesses

first_imgBy John BurtonThe proposed choice for the replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge was met with a cool reception but eventual acceptance by local officials. It could, however, mean the loss – or at least relocation – of a couple of Sea Bright businesses.Members of the public, Monmouth County and state officials and those they are labeling stakeholders, including local officials, attended an Oct. 4 session to discuss the plan to replace the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge. After studying eight options, the plan to construct a new movable drawbridge was chosen. The proposal calls for a bridge alignment that would be 10 feet south of the existing bridge.The present span extends from Rumson Road eastward across the Shrewsbury River connecting with Sea Bright and Ocean Avenue/Route 36 running north and south.The decision of which proposal to choose was made by a consulting engineering firm, Monmouth County engineers and representatives from various state departments following a series of meetings in Rumson and Sea Bright that began in February, according to Martine Culbertson, the contracted community involvement facilitator for the project.The plan calls for the bridge to have sidewalks, shoulders and designated bicycle paths, features that members of the public said they wanted, said Bruce Riegel, project manager for Hardesty and Hanover, LLC, an engineering firm contracted for the project.The existing bridge could continue to operate while the new one is being constructed.But having the bridge built just south of the current one would mean officials will have to acquire a commercial property. The site, 1002-1006 Ocean Ave., is the location of a Dunkin’ Donuts and the Sea Bright Service Center, a gas station and repair shop.“They would look to relocate that business,” Culbertson told Sea Bright representatives present, including Mayor Dina Long and council members William J. Keeler, Marc Leckstein and C. Read Murphy.The borough officials were troubled by the loss of a business in their community.“There’s no place to relocate a Dunkin’ Donuts or a gas station in Sea Bright,” Leckstein said. “They’re gone.”“It’s a bridge replacement but it’s an important component for both communities,” Culbertson acknowledged. She said that if the choice moves forward, every effort would be made to accommodate the businesses.The site owner, John Regan, 85, of Oceanport, said his father bought the property more than 60 years ago. While he has kept tabs on the various proposals for a new bridge, no one has informed him about the proposed design chosen by the panel.“It makes no difference to me whether they buy it or not. If they want my property and have enough money, buy it,” he said.Regan disagrees with the proposed plan. He feels the bridge should be constructed on the northern side of the existing one and should be a fixed span bridge. A drawbridge, he said, simply snarls road traffic during the summer. “The whole town of Sea Bright suffers,” he said.The location has had a gas station there going back to the late 1920s, according to Regan.Attempts to contact the service station owner were unsuccessful.The Dunkin’ Donuts, next to the gas station, has been there for a little more than nine years, said its owner, Dominic Sequeira, when reached by phone. He also has not been contacted about this proposal and what it would mean for his business.“If it happens and that’s the way it’s going to go, we’ll see what happens and what our options are,” said Sequeira, whose franchise agreement limits his ability to make public comments.During the Oct. 4 meeting, those involved in the project said they had rejected options, like a fixed span bridge because the public comments were strongly opposed to it. That plan would also increase construction costs. Other proposals would have a temporary bridge erected while the old one was dismantled and a new one built.Another rejected option called for the old bridge to be taken down and traffic detoured for approximately two years while the new bridge is built. That proposal was met with fierce resistance from much of the public and local officials, Reigel said.Initially, local officials from Sea Bright and Rumson Administrator Tom Rogers weren’t happy with the preferred plan.“You guys are not listening to what we said,” Rogers told those working on the project.A new bridge should be constructed to allow for four lanes of traffic – two each way – to keep it moving during the busy summer months, he said.The bridge is designed for two lanes, but local officials noted in reality it operates as four with the shoulder.Sea Bright Councilman Murphy reiterated a longstanding complaint about a state ban on turning right on red for those who want to go south on Ocean Avenue after crossing the bridge. The State Department of Trans­portation currently prohibits it and has been reluctant to change it, citing safety concerns.“Our town is a parking lot, a parking lot all summer and that’s because of the Rumson Bridge,” Murphy said.“There’s all kinds of problems with the traffic pattern,” Rogers agreed.Reconfiguring the design, especially to expand the bridge to allow four lanes, and to redo Ocean Avenue to allow for additional right- and left-turn lanes, would add costs to the project, Culbertson said.With that in mind, Rumson and Sea Bright officials huddled and agreed to accept the preferred option as the best plan. “What we were asking probably wouldn’t go forward,” Rogers acknowledged.“I’ve been saying all along replacing this bridge is a good thing,” Long said later, with a hint of irony in her voice, but acknowledging it has to be done given its current state.The bridge’s overall condition is “serious,” Riegel said, beyond the point of being able to simply repair it. “Ultimately if the condition isn’t addressed, the bridge will have to close.”The project will be paid for with federal transportation funds. Tentative plans call for construction to begin in April 2016 and take about two years to complete.Representatives plan on conducting a public input session in November, before any final decision is made about the design, Culbertson said. No date has been selected.last_img read more

Jaja, Lady Bulldogs go back to coach Castillo’s mantra in win over UE

first_imgAnd those basics were head coach Babes Castillo’s three points, “respect, whistle to whistle, and communication.”UE managed to get the second set, but the Lady Bulldogs proved their class and took the match in four, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSantiago said the key to their victory was just following Castillo’s simple reminders.“After the second set, coach told us to play with the ‘respect, whistle to whistle, and communication’ code,” said Santiago in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Jeron-Kiefer rivalry continues in PBA: ‘It brings back the good old days’ After taking a 23-13 lead down the stretch of the fourth frame, NU committed four straight errors allowing UE to cut the lead to 23-17.Santiago momentarily stopped the futility with kill before Aiko Urdas finished things off for the Lady Bulldogs.“We needed to bring our tempo back, and don’t let UE get its way,” said Santiago who finished with 23 points. “We have to give our 100 percent.” LATEST STORIES View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Santiago said the “whistle to whistle” part is the effort they should put in every point and that they lacked the drive against the Lady Warriors in the second set.Castillo said his players might have exhausted themselves after training beyond their three-hour sessions, but the former Lady Bullpups head coach said that if the body lags behind the mind should make up for it.“I have to give credit to the players because for the past week they’re really pushing it, so maybe one factor is fatigue,” said Castillo in Flipino.“But that’s part of being an athlete, you will be tired whether you like it or not. And if you’re an athlete, and you’re tired, you switch to your mental toughness.”And it wasn’t just in the second set that Santiago and the Lady Bulldogs had to dig into their coach’s teachings as UE once again showed its fight in the fourth set.ADVERTISEMENT When University of the East threatened to cut short National University’s early dominance in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, Jaja Santiago knew they had to go back to basics.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

2010 ACT Super League

first_imgThe Men’s Super League division one has four teams vying for the title in 2010, the Tuggeranong Vikings, Woden Eagles, Northern Phoenix and Canberra City.In round one, the Eagles were 10-7 winners over Canberra City, while the Vikings were four touchdown winners over the Phoenix, 10-6. This Thursday, the Eagles will play the Phoenix, while Canberra City takes on the Vikings in round two of the competition. Rounds three and four will be played on Sunday, 7 November 2010 at the Amaroo fields, with the Men’s division’s games being contested at 12.00pm and 2.30pm respectively. Six teams are competing in the Women’s Super League division one – Vikings A, Vikings B, Canberra City, Eagles A, Eagles B and the Northern Phoenix. In round one, Vikings A were six touchdown winners over Eagles A, 9-3, Canberra City were 11-2 winners over the Phoenix, while Vikings B were 10-0 winners over Eagles B. In round two, Eagles A will play Vikings B, Eagles B will meet the Phoenix, while Vikings A will take on Canberra City. Rounds three and four will also be played on Sunday, 7 November 2010, at Amaroo at 1.40pm and 4.10pm respectively. In the Men’s Super League division two competition, six teams are competing in 2010 – Canberra City, Vikings, Phoenix, Eagles 1, Eagles 2 and Eagles 50’s. In round one, the Vikings were six touchdown winners over Canberra City, 8-2, the Eagles were 4-1 winners over the Phoenix, and Eagles 2 were 8-4 winners over Eagles 50’s. Round two will see Canberra City take on Eagles 1, the Phoenix will play Eagles 2, and the Vikings battle it out against the Eagles 50’s.Sunday, 7 November will also see rounds three and four played in the Men’s Super League division two competition, with round three to commence at 12.50pm and round four to be played at 3.20pm.The competition will continue throughout November, with the final two round games to be contested in a double header on Sunday, 28 November 2010. The semi finals of the 2010 ACT Super League will be played on Thursday, 9 December 2010, followed by the grand finals a week later, on Thursday, 16 December 2010. For more information and to keep up-to-date with results, please visit the ACT Touch website:www.acttouch.com.aulast_img read more