Garnar to hold scheduled COVID-19 briefings again

first_imgFor updated information about the coronavirus in Broome County, click here. The conferences will be held Wednesday’s at 3 p.m. and will be livestreamed to the 12 News Facebook page and on WBNG. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar will hold scheduled COVID-19 news conferences again after active cases of the virus climbed to 129 Tuesday.center_img The county’s announcement comes after days of the Broome County Health Department warning the public about COVID-19 exposures at Lee’s Nail Salon, the Vestal Farmer’s Market, Nip’s Park Ave Saloon, Applebee’s and a 4th of July house party.last_img

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Nations League: England to battle Belgium, Denmark and Iceland

first_img Scotland, who are due to take on Israel in a Euro 2020 qualification play-off later this month, will also face them in the 2020-21 Nations League. Steve Clarke’s men will also face the Czech Republic and Slovakia in Group B2. Northern Ireland were drawn in Group B1 alongside Austria, Norway and Romania France and Croatia, who met in the 2018 World Cup final, were paired together in Group A3, while Spain and Germany go head to head in A4. Read Also UEFA Nations League: Silva named Player of the Tournament The group matches will be played between September and November this year. The group winners from League A will contest the Nations League finals in June 2021, with one of them being selected to host it. The competition also provides a back door to qualification for the 2022 World Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England will take on Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in the UEFA Nations League. The Three Lions faced Roberto Martinez’s Belgium side twice at the 2018 World Cup, once at the end of the group phase and again in the third-place play-off, losing on both occasions. They are due to face the Danes in a friendly later this month  coronavirus permitting  while they famously lost to Iceland in Nice at Euro 20 Wales and the Republic of Ireland will meet again after they were drawn in the same group. Nations League set to take centre stage Ryan Giggs’ men will take on the Irish in Group Four of League B in UEFA’s competition, which was a big success in its inaugural edition in 2018-19. The sides met in that first competition too, with Wales winning both encounters. The other sides in Group B4 are first-time Euro finalists Finland and Bulgaria.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayArtist Got Bored With Quarantine & Painted Flowers All Over Walls7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waycenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Bulldogs Fall To Bengals In Hoops Action

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School 7th grade boys lost a close game at Greendale on Thursday night. The Bulldogs were defeated by the Bengals by a final score of 41-34.After trailing by 10 at the end of the 3rd quarter and getting down as much as 13 in the 4th quarter, Batesville was able to cut Greendale’s lead to just five points with about 2 minutes to go. However, in the end, the Bulldogs were never able to go in front and suffered a 7 point defeat.Batesville was led by RJ Powell with 10 points, Calvin Sherwood with 9, Ethan Brewer with 6, Bristol Davies and Pros Moorman with 3 each, Austin Cornn with 2 and Mason Barker with 1.The 7th grade’s record now falls to 3 wins and 4 losses on the year. Batesville will be back in action on Monday night when they take on the rival St. Louis Cardinals.Score By Quarter:Batesville- 1st-8, 2nd-7, 3rd-3, 4th-16, Total-34Greendale- 1st-6, 2nd-5, 3rd-17, 4th-13, Total-41Individual Shooting:Mason Barker- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total Points-1; Calvin Sherwood- 2FG-4, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 1, Total Points-9; RJ Powell- 2FG-5, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-10; Bristol Davies- 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 4, Total Points-3; Ethan Brewer- 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-6; Damon Grieshop- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Pros Moorman- 2FG-0, 3FG-1, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0;Trey Peters- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Matthew Meyer- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Jaden Peetz- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Nathan Villani- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; Alex Siefert- 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0; and Austin Cornn- 2FG-1. 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total Points-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.Greendale wins the 8th Grade battle 57-36.Score by Quarters. 1st: Bville 14 Lburg 8; 2nd: Bville 20 Lburg 21; 3rd: Bville 34 Lburg 41; Final Bville 36 Lburg 57.Batesville is now 4-3.Individual Stats:  Seth Gausman 12 pts; Colt Meyer 17 pts; Brayden linkel 2 pts; Bill Lynam 2 pts; Cory Ralston 1 pt; and Dempsy Bohman 2 pts.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.last_img read more

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New Volleyball State Tournament Format Approved

first_imgThe Executive Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. unanimously approved a format change this morning to future volleyball state tournaments.By a 17‐0 vote and beginning next season (2017), the tournament will grow to a four‐week format by starting the sectional a week earlier than in previous years and eliminating the mid‐week regional which caused school‐night travel issues for many teams in parts of the state.The sectional tournaments will continue as a Tuesday‐Thursday‐Saturday format and will be set for Oct. 10, 12 and 14, 2017. The winner of each sectional will now advance to a four‐team regional the following Saturday (Oct. 21, 2017) and three days earlier than the Tuesday night format used in recent years. The semi‐state tournaments on Oct. 28, 2017 will become a one‐match affair for each team using a double‐header setup with the winner of each match advancing to its respective state championship on Nov. 4, 2017.The changes originated during a meeting two years ago with the IHSAA Advisory Committee of the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA). An ensuing survey conducted last spring showed 76.6% of athletics directors and 66.5% of volleyball coaches supported the change.The new format does not reduce the number of contests that may be played during the regular season (25 matches plus two tournaments) and will mirror what is currently used in the girls and boys basketball and baseball tournaments.An additional benefit of beginning one week earlier would be that the overlap of the volleyball and girls basketball seasons will now be cut in half. With this change, only 64 schools would still be playing volleyball when the first day of girls basketball practice begins on Monday of Week 16. Last year, girls basketball practice began the same week as volleyball sectional tournaments.Round Format Sectional Retains format of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday but one week earlier played during Week 15 (Oct. 10, 12, 14, 2017).Regional Four teams per regional site on Saturday of Week 16 (Oct. 21, 2017).Semi‐State Two teams per class at each of four sites (doubleheader) played Saturday of Week 17 (Oct. 28, 2017) *Semi‐State sites determined after conclusion of regionals.State Finals Retains format played on Saturday of Week 18 (Nov. 4, 2017).last_img read more

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Art therapy helps veterans cope with trauma and everyday life study finds

first_imgMay 10 2018Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington have found that 98 percent of veterans participating in the University’s Artopia program consider that art therapy helped them cope with service-related trauma or disability. An equal percentage reported that art therapy helped them cope with everyday life.”Texas has one of the highest populations of veterans in the U.S. and very little accredited art therapy support,” said Amanda Alexander, UTA associate professor of Art Education and leader of the UTA program. “We decided to develop art therapy workshops and measure symptom relief and healing for men and women dealing with service-related trauma or disabilities.”Alexander received an initial seed grant from the College of Liberal Arts to start the Artopia program and research its effectiveness among veterans at UTA. Five workshops and an art exhibition were developed in 2016 and 2017.The multidisciplinary project was guided by Alexander from the Art + Art History Department and faculty from the Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Veterans Assistance Center at UTA. Licensed art therapists from The Art Station, a Fort Worth nonprofit art therapy organization, provided the professional art therapy support.Jane Avila, founder of The Art Station, explained that her organization aims to “find a holistic way of helping veterans to bridge the gap from deployment to civilian life. Art therapy has been shown to reduce cortisol or stress hormone in the body within half an hour, and professionals like ourselves who also have mental health qualifications alongside knowledge of art can enhance that experience.”Before and after each workshop, researchers conducted a Profile of Mood States (POMS) survey with the veterans to measure psychological distress. The POMS survey is considered an excellent measure and is known for its ease of administration. More than 50 veterans attended the workshops and 33 completed the pre/post POMS survey.Related StoriesElectric scooters are leading to rising numbers of facial and head injuriesAn injection of nanoparticles for spinal cord injuriesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaThe results were overwhelmingly positive: The veterans reported that their overall mood disturbance was at least 50 percent lower after participating in Artopia workshops 98 percent of the veterans enjoyed working with the art therapists 98 percent of the veterans found the Artopia workshops helpful 97 percent of the veterans believed that the Artopia workshops were educational Elizabeth Cawthon, UTA’s Dean of Liberal Arts, underlined the importance of this project to UTA, one of the country’s leading institutions for veterans.”Military Times has ranked UTA the no.1 university in Texas for veterans and their families to earn a college degree, and this research really forms part of the services that we can provide to that constituency,” Cawthon said. “The project is also a great example of multidisciplinary work of the College of Liberal Arts with the College of Science and the Veterans Assistance Center around the University’s Strategic Theme of Health and the Human Condition and effectively allows for new ideas through cross-collaborative work.” 98 percent said Artopia helped them cope with their service-related trauma 98 percent reported that Artopia helped them cope with everyday life 97 percent believe that Artopia helped them cope with their loved one’s service-related trauma or disabilitycenter_img “With these initial positive results, we are now looking to gain more funding for a larger project with more veterans,” Alexander said.Other positive impacts include: Source:https://www.uta.edu/news/releases/2018/05/Artopia%20for%20veterans.phplast_img read more

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