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“IS IT TRUE” JANUARY 1, 2019

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first_imgIS IT TRUE that the City-County Observer is thinking about stop doing the “IS IT TRUE” column starting January 2, 2019?IS IT TRUE that you shall get the answer to this question on January 2, 2019?WE WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!Todays ‘READERS POLL” question is: Are you expecting a prosperous New Year?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Man City’s motivation against Real will be ‘immense’, says Zidane

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first_imgReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday said that he is expecting Manchester City’s motivation to be “immense” when the two sides meet in the Champions League following the announcement of the English side’s two-season ban from European competitions.UEFA on Friday said that City would be suspended from the next two editions of the Champions League for “serious” financial fair-play breaches, although the Premier League champions have said they will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Real host Pep Guardiola’s City in their last-16 first leg on February 26, with the return game at the Etihad on March 17. Topics : But Zidane is wary of a City outfit who have won the Premier League in each of the last two campaigns, amassing 100 and 98 points respectively.”It’s a rival who are going to be very, very difficult, it’s a very big team,” added the Frenchman, who led Real to three consecutive European Cup triumphs from 2015-2018.Real Madrid leads Barcelona, who host third-placed Getafe on Saturday, by three points in the Spanish title race.Man City plays their first game since being hit by the European suspension and 30-million-euro ($32.5 million) fine against West Ham in a Premier League game on Wednesday, postponed from last weekend by bad weather.center_img “For what has just happened, their motivation will be immense,” said Zidane ahead of La Liga leaders Real’s match against Celta Vigo on Sunday.”I’m not going to go into what happened, what is going to happen…”It’s a team anyway, who will be a difficult opponent, knowing also how they have been doing in the Premier League. So they will have extra motivation.”City lie 22 points adrift of runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool and Guardiola has admitted that his reign in Manchester will be considered a “failure” if he fails to lead the team to the Champions League title.last_img read more

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Magath erases Fulham fear factor

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first_img Press Association “We invited some fans here to join training and afterwards we sat together for lunch with the fans, they talked together. “We had a sports day for Sport Relief, with the players and the staff on the same teams.” Fulham are two points adrift of safety with four matches remaining and Magath has urged his squad to ensure survival for the club, not for him. “I don’t want the players to go for me, because I don’t pay them. The club is paying them, not me,” he said. “So I tell them every time: you have to go for your club through a wall or spring from a bridge. “Not for me, I don’t want that so I don’t ask for that.” Felix Magath insists his Fulham players have learnt he is not a “monster” despite the fearsome reputation that accompanied him to Craven Cottage. The Whites will climb out of the relegation zone if they win at Tottenham on Saturday, with Magath having masterminded successive victories over Aston Villa and Norwich. Magath was viewed as a disciplinarian unafraid to push his players to the limit during his long career as a manager in Germany’s Bundesliga, but he has also demonstrated a softer touch since arriving at Fulham two months ago. As a reward for their 1-0 victory over Norwich on Sunday, the players were given two days off. Magath insists his players now understand he is a reasonable man. “The players read a lot of stories before I came, and they are afraid: ‘What happens now?'” the Fulham manager said. “If the players work with us – not only me, but my athletic coach and my assistant coach – they realise that we are not monsters. Don’t worry about it, it’s not so bad! “Maybe at the beginning they were afraid about what they had read.” Magath explained that one of the most pressing matters when he joined relegation-threatened Fulham on February 14 was to ease the sense of fear that had gripped Craven Cottage. “You have to change the atmosphere to take out the fear,” he said. “We have done a lot of things, the whole club has done a lot of things to give them more confidence and give the players the feeling that all are behind them. “That was the most work, that the whole club supports the players and gives them confidence. last_img read more

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Tom Brady doesn’t like ‘Tom Terrific’ nickname, wants trademark so others can’t use it on him

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first_imgAn interesting dispute recently broke out in the trademark world between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and MLB’s New York Mets.Last month, Brady’s company, TEB Capital, made two 1B filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the use of the term “Tom Terrific,” a nickname by which Brady is occasionally known. Filing 1B means the company has an intent to use the trademarks.  The reported reasons? To protect the phrase for use on shirts, T-shirts and trading cards. On the “Tom Terrific” controversy, Brady said he filed the trademark because he doesn’t like the nickname and didn’t want people using it in connection with him. Said he didn’t mean any disrespect to Tom Seaver. Called the whole thing a “lesson learned.”— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) June 6, 2019MORE: Brady wants to gain weight in offseasonSo … disaster averted? Maybe not. By virtue of the fact that he’s Tom Brady, six-time Super Bowl winner with the Patriots, it’s entirely possible more people will start calling him “Tom Terrific” simply to get on his nerves.Of course, this could all be a big ruse to get more people to call him by the nickname, which honestly would be the most Patriots thing ever. MORE: Brady tops NFLPA merchandise sales againThis, of course, irked the Mets, who consider there to be only one “Tom Terrific”: Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, winner of three Cy Young awards who led the team to its first World Series title in 1969.The organization on Sunday pleaded its case to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny the filings — albeit unofficially.Hey @uspto, with all due respect to @TomBrady…There’s only one #TomTerrific to us. #LGM #Mets pic.twitter.com/CvzWY4hu7Y— New York Mets (@Mets) June 3, 2019That leads us to Thursday, when reporters spoke with Brady for the first time about what his intent was in terms of the disputed nickname. According to multiple reports, Brady doesn’t even like it. In fact, he told reporters he made a file for it so others couldn’t use it when referring to him.last_img read more

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COVID-19 Update: A Look at Long-Term Care Facilities

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first_imgAs of Wednesday, there have been a total of 162,068 positive COVID-19 cases statewide, an increase of 652 overnight. Of that number, there have been 11,880 deaths. Over a seven-day average, with cumulative data from April 11 to June 2, there have been 5,232 lab confirmed deaths at long-term care facilities from the virus. Hospitals statewide have reported a total of 2,250 hospitalizations from April 4 to June 2. Increasing transparency and accountability is another major highlight, calling for new procedures to regulate and monitor facility owners, improving oversight and increasing penalties for those who fail to comply. Lastly, it calls for an overall more resilient and higher quality system. The goal is to require facilities to maintain infection control preventionists to better support current surveillance efforts. There are four core recommendations outlined in the report, the first being to strengthen the emergency response capacity. It suggests establishing a new long-term care emergency operations center, which would be a “central point of command” specifically for public health response for these facilities, Murphy said. It also calls for a forward-looking COVID-19 testing plan and stronger resident and family communications. That’s why weeks ago Gov. Phil Murphy called for a team of experts to look at ways to improve the quality, safety and resiliency of the long-term care system. On Wednesday, the team released its report during the governor’s daily press conference. NEW JERSEY – Residents and staff members of long-term care facilities have been hit the hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We continue to trend in the right direction on all the vital indicators,” said Murphy. “The past two weeks have been filled with many more green lights than red ones.” The team was led by 30-year health policy expert Cindy Mann and former deputy commissioner at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services Carol Raphael. Their recommendations outline how facilities can move forward and reopen for new residents and visitors, and how they can best address mitigation and protection, said Murphy. The team conducted over 50 interviews to put the report together. That’s why this week the governor announced reopening dates for outdoor dining and nonessential in-person retail shopping, effective June 15. Restaurants and bars will have to abide by numerous safety and sanitary protocols when they do open, Murphy said. Salons and barber shops will reopen June 22, with gyms and health clubs expected to follow shortly after.center_img Next, the report suggests stabilizing facilities and bolstering their workforce, Murphy said. That means ensuring staff members have access to paid sick leave, higher wages, minimum staff ratios for direct care and medical loss ratios to ensure payments are used for patient care “and not for lining owners’ pockets,” he added. “That’s a common sense call given that approximately one-third of the New Jersey nursing homes surveyed in 2017 were cited for an infection prevention and control deficiency,” said Murphy. But new hospitalizations and patients in the hospital, ICUs and on ventilators continue to trend downward since the peak of the virus mid-April. “One of the greatest challenges we have faced throughout this pandemic has been the spread of COVID-19 in our long-term care facilities,” said Murphy. “This virus has had a tremendous impact and taken a significant toll on both residents and staff members. New Jersey is far from alone in this grim reality.” “COVID-19 exacerbated longstanding, underlying systemic issues affecting nursing home care in New Jersey,” Murphy said, reading from the report. The article originally appeared in the June 4 – 10, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Leafs, Bruins meet in showdown for third in Murdoch Division

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first_imgIt’s come down to one game for all the marbles between the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.Okay, maybe not all the marbles but a chance to stay away from meeting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Playoffs.Nelson Leafs played a solid playoff-style game, combining good defence with timely scoring to edge the Spokane Braves 2-0 in KIJHL action Friday night in the Lilac City.last_img

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Orlando Pirates capture PSL title

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first_imgGoal differencePirates’ 60 points trumped Ajax’s 60 by four goals on goal difference. Interestingly, Chiefs, in third, had a better goal difference than either team, and Sundowns, in fourth, had the best goal difference in the league, further underlining how tight the title race had been. PromotedJomo Cosmos, after only a year in the First Division, are headed back to the PSL after beating Bay United 5-4 in a penalty shootout at the Makhulong Stadium on Sunday. Black Aces, who will be playing in the First Division next season, ended their campaign with a 2-0 home loss to Moroka Swallows. Vasco Da Gama, meanwhile, thumped fellow Cape Town club Santos 3-0. Despite the win, they still finished second from bottom on the log and will go into the promotion/relegation playoffs. Ajax will be gutted to have missed out on the title after managing only one point from their last two matches in which there were six points on offer. A 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chiefs in their penultimate match was regarded by many as a temporary setback as they faced Maritzburg United, who had barely escaped relegation, in their final game, with home ground advantage. Cosmos topped the Inland Stream of the First Division by a healthy 10 points over Pretoria University, while Bay United edged Thanda Royal Zulu by a single point in the Coastal Stream. In other results, BidVest Wits and Platinum Stars drew 1-1, while three-time champions SuperSport United finished their season on a high with a 1-0 win at Free State Stars. Pirates’ coach Ruud Krol told the club’s website that the victory was one of the finest moments of his coaching career. He said: “From my experience the teams who are on top of the log heading into the last match never win their last matches and that happened today. It was good for us. Of course what it means is that I’m happy and I’m happy for my players. RockyHowever, less than 20 minutes into the second half their chances of finishing top of the table looked decidedly rocky after Maritzburg United took a 2-1 lead. The Urban Warriors appeared on course for the title, and a fairytale ending for coach Foppe de Haan in his last match before retiring, when they took lead in the 43rd minute through Khama Billiat. When the dust had settled on a fascinating day’s action, the Buccaneers were the champions on goal difference over Ajax, with Chiefs only a point behind them and Mamelodi Sundowns two points off the pace. PSL CHAMPIONS The Sea Robbers had taken the lead in the 38th minute through Bongani Ndulula, but it lasted only three minutes. Collins Mbesuma, a nemesis for Pirates in the past while with their great rivals Chiefs, headed past Senzo Meyiwa to level matters. Pirates’ victory and title suddenly leaves the club with the possibility of a season for the ages. They have won the PSL title and earlier in the season claimed the MTN 8 crown. Next up, they face First Division side Black Leopards in the final of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday. Win and they will secure a sparkling treble.center_img “I saw my team this season bouncing back after some big defeats and we were coming back in the race for the championship and only big teams can do that and that is the consistency that you need to win something.” One of the most famous sayings in sport is attributed to New York Yankees’ legend Yogi Berra, who said: “It ain’t over till its over.” And so it proved on a thrilling final day of the PSL season as Orlando Pirates came from behind to snatch the title from Ajax Cape Town on Saturday. 23 May 2011 Heading into the final round of matches, three teams were in with a shot at claiming the honours. Ajax were in the pound seats, leading Pirates, in second, by two points, while Kaizer Chiefs were three point adrift and needed the two front-runners to trip up to lift the silverware. ‘We deserved it’“I told my players that we deserved it because we worked hard. They worked hard for 11 months. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Chiefs, Sundowns victoriesChiefs finished their season with a victory away from home, downing AmaZulu 2-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Fourth-placed Sundowns completed their season with a 3-1 win over fifth-placed Bloemfontein Celtic at the Peter Mokaba Stadium. The Urban Warriors pulled one back in the 87th minute through Sameehg Doutie. It wasn’t enough, however, as Pirates claimed a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium. Late goalThe game was decided only six minutes from time by a stunning long range shot from Isaac Chansa. 2010/11: Orlando Pirates2009/10: SuperSport United2008/09: SuperSport United2007/08: SuperSport United2006/07: Mamelodi Sundowns2005/06: Mamelodi Sundowns2004/05: Kaizer Chiefs2003/04: Kaizer Chiefs2002/03: Orlando Pirates2001/02: Santos2000/01: Orlando Pirates1999/00: Mamelodi Sundowns1998/99: Mamelodi Sundowns1997/98: Mamelodi Sundowns1996/97: Manning Rangers Gert Schalkwyk pulled the visitors level after goalkeeper Hans Vonk made a mess of a back pass and eight minutes later, in the 63rd minute, Maritzburg were awarded a penalty when a shot by Schalkwyk struck Nazeer Allie’s hand. Diyo Sibisi netted against his former club to seriously dent their title hopes.last_img read more

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Extension SNAP-Ed making strides in addressing Ohio’s nutrition issues

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three years ago, one of Ohio State University Extension’s community nutrition programs started making a special effort to expand its reach to children and teens.By any measure, the effort has been a wild success.Known as SNAP-Ed, it’s the nutrition education program for recipients of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, and for other low-income Ohioans. Ohio SNAP-Ed has always had a youth component, but in 2012, before the expansion began, it reached just 18,443 children and teens, said Pat Bebo, director of Community Nutrition for OSU Extension.Compare that to the number reached during the 2015 federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30: 171,229. That’s an increase of 927% over 2012. The program grew primarily by expanding its involvement with schools with a significant low-income population — those that have 50% or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.“For the most part, schools are very receptive. They’re very interested in providing this information for their students,” said Bebo, who is also interim assistant director in charge of OSU Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences program.SNAP-Ed also works with libraries, preschools, childcare centers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program  — “anywhere children are” — to provide nutrition programming, she said. Helping young people make healthy food choices can have a long-lasting benefit and generate a ripple effect for the entire family, Bebo said.“Prior to coming to Ohio, when I was in Massachusetts, we did an evaluation of parents of children who participated in our SNAP-Ed programs,” Bebo said. “It showed that children were change agents for the family.“When children come home and say, ‘Let’s have water with dinner because soda is not the best choice,’ or ‘Let’s have vegetables with each meal,’ parents pay attention. If children say they want a healthier cereal with whole grains instead of the cereal with high sugar content, parents will buy that healthier cereal.“Often what it takes is educating the child on what the difference is, and why certain options are better for them. And they’ll choose it. It’s a simple thing. They’re willing to learn anything.“Children really can help the whole family change behaviors, which is one of the reasons why we really put an emphasis on reaching them.”Bebo provides leadership for Extension’s county-based community nutrition programs, which include SNAP-Ed and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Designed for low-income consumers, the federally funded programs focus on helping people choose higher quality, nutritionally dense foods and include other aspects of healthy living, including food safety and physical activity.In 2015, SNAP-Ed, which is offered in 69 Ohio counties, also reached 40,766 adult participants. In addition, EFNEP, which is offered in 19 Ohio counties and is specifically geared for low-income families with children, reached 3,767 adults and 10,766 youths.“These are probably the best-evaluated nutrition education programs around,” Bebo said. “Year after year, we see that people who participate increase their intake of fruits and vegetables and increase their food safety behaviors. It’s significant.”Bebo related a story from Scioto County, where SNAP-Ed program assistants included taste-testing of mangoes in both their adult and school programs in September as a way to encourage eating a wider variety of produce.The result? The produce manager at the local grocery store had trouble keeping mangoes in stock.“He wasn’t sure what was going on,” Bebo said. “This speaks to the impact of children learning what different fruits and vegetables taste like, and then turning around and influencing the family.Despite the nutrition programs’ positive impact on participants, the issue of hunger is more complex than many people realize. But it’s something Bebo considers daily.According to a USDA report released in September, 7.5% of Ohio households experienced “very low food security” from 2012 to 2014. That was an increase from Ohio’s 6.4% average from 2009 to 2011. And it’s worse than every state but Arkansas, Missouri and Maine. Nationwide, the prevalence of very low food security has held steady over the last few years at 5.6%.“Food insecurity” is the term used for households that face uncertainty or limited ability to provide enough food. As part of a team working on a special project for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the national organization of nutrition professionals, Bebo examined how registered dietitians could get engaged in community initiatives designed to help fight hunger.“We have all these supports,” Bebo said, including community gardens, food banks and food pantries, “healthy corner store” programs, farmers market programs that help stretch SNAP benefit dollars, and educational programs such as those Bebo oversees.“But even with all these programs, individual food insecurity isn’t getting better,” Bebo said. “When a family goes to a food pantry, we’re plugging a hole.“It helps — significantly — but it doesn’t get to the reason why people are food insecure.” What’s needed, Bebo said, is additional research on the underlying issues of food insecurity.Bebo believes substantive behavior changes take place when messages are reinforced in many different ways.“We can’t solve these issues in a silo,” she said.When children hear a nutrition message in a SNAP-Ed program, are presented with healthier choices in school meals, and see more whole-grain breakfast cereals advertised on television, the combination makes a difference.“When you put messages in front of people in different ways, you will influence them to change.”OSU Extension’s Community Nutrition programs are continually improving, Bebo said, trying new ways to reach target audiences. They are part of the larger support system addressing food insecurity, but Bebo wants to continue to work on the underlying issues that remain elusive.“There absolutely has to be that safety net. It’s critically important for people to have that support and have ways they can provide nutritious food for their families,” she said.“But what are we not following through on? Are we missing something that would make a foundational difference?“I think the conversation we need to have has to be oriented around policy and culture, and we have to tease out the sociological and psychological components. It’s a very complicated issue and we need to learn to understand it so we can target interventions that truly will address a family’s food security.”last_img read more

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Oklahoma State Honoring Members Of Basketball Program Who Died In Plane Crash 14 Years Ago Today

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first_imgOklahoma State honors 2001 plane crash victims.On January 27th, 2001, the Oklahoma State basketball program suffered an unthinkable tragedy when eight members of its family (two players and six staffers and broadcasters) died in a plane crash while returning from a game in Colorado. In the years since that traumatic event, the 10 people who died in the crash –including the pilot and co-pilot–have been memorialized with a banner hanging in the rafters of OSU’s home court, Gallagher-Iba Arena, and a memorial located inside the Athletics Center. Also, each year, at the home game closest to the date of the crash, Oklahoma State honors the 10. This post from the Cowboys’ official athletics Instagram account has all the details on the ceremony before tonight’s game against Baylor: Very touching and appropriate tribute for those whose lives were inexplicably cut short, and it’s incredible to think 14 years has passed since this tragedy happened.last_img read more

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Video: Maryland Beat Wisconsin On Melo Trimble’s 3-Pointer With 1.2 Seconds Remaining

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first_imgMelo Trimble hits game-winning three-pointer as time expires.Melo TrimbleWe just had a Big Ten thriller in Madison. No. 3 Maryland defeated Wisconsin 63-60 on a long three-pointer by point guard Melo Trimble with 1.2 seconds remaining.Trimble’s triple came after Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig buried a three of a his own to knot the score at 60. Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon elected not to signal for a timeout, instead trusting his All-American point guard to win the game.Good decision.  That shot is the definition of long range. Note ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich saying “Too late” in the background. Dakich thought Trimble took too long before trying to attack.Looks like he knew what he was doing.last_img

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