Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health To ensure that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to safely enjoy outdoor recreation as a way to maintain positive physical and mental health, and in keeping with the commonwealth’s stay-at-home orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Wolf Administration is lifting some restrictions on businesses related to certain outdoor activities.Starting Friday, May 1, golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds may reopen statewide and are required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance and FAQ issued by the Wolf Administration to include specifics for how these outdoor recreational industries can resume activities while prioritizing public health and safety. Campgrounds in state parks will remain closed through Thursday, May 14.“Pennsylvanians have remained resilient throughout this COVID-19 crisis, and as we successfully continue to flatten the curve to protect our physical health, it is critical that we also focus on our physical and mental health during these extraordinary times. As the weather warms and daylight lengthens, enjoying time outdoors is an important way to manage stress,” Wolf said. “As we start to take measured, limited steps to reopen our commonwealth, reopening these industries will help to rebuild our economy and strengthen our mental health.”According to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly half (45 percent) of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over COVID-19 with the burden likely to continue even as the pandemic’s threat diminishes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on visiting parks and recreational facilities. These guidelines must be followed statewide by businesses and when engaging in outdoor activity while the state disaster declaration remains in effect. The guidelines will ensure the safety of individuals and families engaging in outdoor activities and adherence will help slow the spread of COVID-19.Stay close to home: Pennsylvanians are encouraged to enjoy permitted outdoor recreational activities within their community and avoid crowding popular destinations.Practice social distancing: Maintain the recommended minimum 6 feet apart from fellow recreationists. Pennsylvanians are also encouraged to wear a mask or protective garment that covers the nose and mouth any time they go outside. If a parking lot at a park is full or there are too many people on the same trail, find an alternate place to recreate. Cross the street to avoid running directly past another runner or wait longer at a golf hole for a fellow golfer to move forward.Minimize risk to others: Individuals should only go out if they feel healthy and have not been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.Practice good hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid surfaces that are touched often, such as doorknobs and handrails.Have a plan: Create a safety plan before heading outdoors. Explain to children the need to keep their distance from others, even if they happen to see a friend while outside. Discuss with partners, social distancing while on the golf course. Think through how to avoid other runners when waiting to safely cross a street at the same time.“Practicing social distancing takes a little planning and patience but it is necessary if we want to continue to flatten the curve while ensuring that Pennsylvanians have opportunities to de-stress and get exercise,” Wolf said. “Finding the balance between enjoying the outdoors and staying safe is only possible when all Pennsylvanians are abiding by the same precautions. It’s critical that all Pennsylvanians adhere to the safety guidelines to allow for these outdoor activities to remain available to the public.”For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit this information in Spanish. April 27, 2020center_img Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Healthlast_img read more

This timeless Queenslander has hit the market

first_img101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.ON an 810sq m block, this timeless Queenslander is a charming property metres from Moreton Bay, with traditional features complementing an abundance of indoor and outdoor living spaces.A concrete path leads past grassy lawns and established gardens to timber stairs that ascend to the residence at 101 Kingsley Tce,, Manly. Inside, VJ walls, high ceilings, decorative cornices and leadlight windows flow throughout.Numerous hopper windows feature in a carpeted sunroom, which flows to a hallway separating two bedrooms with sliding-door entries.One bedroom has split-system airconditioning and a connecting study with street views, while the second bedroom has french doors opening to a sleep-out with casement windows. Both bedrooms share a bathroom with a combined shower and bath. 101 Kingley Tce, Manly.Agent Haydn Meyer described the property as a prime blue-chip offering with ample potential for buyers looking to immediately move in, renovate or build their dream residence from a blank canvas. “This property already has ocean views across to the Moreton Bay islands and provides an excellent opportunity to capitalise on a historic Queenslander with a prime location,” he said. 101 Kingley Tce, Manly.Located in the coastal suburb of Manly, this property is within walking distance to Manly Boat Harbour, Pandanus Beach and the waterfront George Clayton Park. It enjoys convenient access to North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island while still staying within about 20km of the Brisbane CBD. center_img More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.Spacious lounge and dining rooms are positioned to one side of the house, separated by a rich timber archway with built-in glass cabinetry. The dining room has leadlight windows and direct access to the kitchen, which features cooking appliances, an adjoining meals area and louvre windows. A powder room is behind the kitchen, next to external stairs leading down to the back yard. The large back yard is fully fenced and has a water tank and Hills hoist clothesline. The front of the house also has a covered patio and single-car garage. last_img read more

Former Nestlé pension chief Hadasch dies at 64

first_imgHadasch was among the top experts on the complex German occupational system – and one of the most outspoken.As a spokesperson for the VFPK lobby group he harshly criticised the quantitative impact study introduced as part of the revised IORP directive in 2013, saying: “We are questioning a mark-to-market evaluation when the market is massively manipulated by politics.” Peter Hadasch“We do not need yet another pension vehicle,” Hadasch said at the 2014 aba conference in Cologne, where the first draft of the new industry-wide pension funds was debated.He was particularly concerned about the end of guarantees severing the ties occupational pensions offered between employer and employee.Despite his and other experts’ criticism, the new no-guarantee pension model was passed earlier this year in the form of the Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz (BRSG).At this point in time, Hadasch had already been suffering from a severe illness for several months. In a statement, the VFPK said: “We have lost a creative pacesetter and highly valued colleague, a knowledgable as well as kind and humorous person who has made significant contributions and who has inspired us.”For IPE, Hadasch was always a good source and very helpful when it came to understanding and explaining the complexity of the German occupational pension system. Peter Hadasch, one of the founders of Germany’s association of company pension plans, the VFPK, has died aged 64.In November, Hadasch was scheduled to retire from his positions as head of human resources at Nestlé Germany and supervisory board member at the company’s Pensionskasse.The trained lawyer had been with Nestlé since 1987, first in the tax department before being named head of the company’s German Pensionskasse 10 years later – a position he held for 14 years.He was also one of the founding fathers of the VFPK, which was created in 2005. In August 2017 he was re-elected to the board of this body.last_img read more

Mbappe nets winner for France against Sweden

first_imgKylian Mbappe was on target but Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty as France edged past Sweden 1-0 in Solna on Saturday to get their Nations League campaign started with a win. Paris Saint-Germain attacker Mbappe converted France’s only shot on target in the 41st minute of the Group A3 match, threading the ball through the narrowest of gaps between Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen and the near post. Mbappe GOLLL! Sweden 0-1 France #SWEFRA— Ramirez (@CommonSensePL) September 5, 2020 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of Mankind8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?12 Actors Who Can Only Play Bad GuysYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Sweden’s attempts to restore parity left them short at the back and although Lindelof pushed Martial – his club team-mate at Manchester United – over in the box, Griezmann was unable to convert from the spot. On paper the front three of Mbappe, Giroud and Griezmann looked like it would cause Sweden no end of problems, but they did not quite click on Saturday. Griezmann and Mbappe regularly dropped deep to get involved in the play and Giroud was consequently left isolated, leading to a lack of link-up play between the trio. Despite only being on the pitch for 13 minutes, Martial was able to stake a claim for a greater role in their next fixture. There were not many chances for France, but Mbappe made sure their first opening counted. He has now been involved in seven goals in his past seven internationals (four goals, three assists). Read Also: Lionel Messi reveals date for Barcelona training return In contrast to Mbappe, Griezmann proved wasteful when opportunities came his way. He missed the target at the end of a quick break in the 76th minute and produced an utterly woeful penalty in the last action of the game – something that will no doubt stick in his memory. France entertain Croatia in Paris on Tuesday, when Sweden will welcome European champions Portugal to Solna. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old’s goal was a bitter blow for the hosts, who earned promotion from League B in 2018-19, given they had the better of the chances up until that point. Sweden made a late push for an equaliser before Victor Lindelof was caught out by the pace of substitute Anthony Martial, but Griezmann blazed the resulting penalty over with the final kick of the game. France lacked cohesion in their 3-4-3 formation and nearly fell behind in the 15th minute when Mikael Lustig’s venomous 30-yard effort flashed past the post. Hugo Lloris produced a brilliant save to keep Marcus Berg at bay after a great pass from Albin Ekdal, while Raphael Varane – who was caught out by the Sampdoria midfielder’s ball over the top – ensured Emil Forsberg’s cross on the follow-up did not find a team-mate. France took the lead three minutes later, with Mbappe making the most of a fortuitous bounce by tucking home from a tight angle. Olivier Giroud nodded a cross from Lucas Digne narrowly wide in the 54th minute but Les Bleus struggled to continue to apply pressure. Martial replaced Mbappe for his first France cap since March 2018 and, after Leo Dubois inadvertently hit the crossbar, Forsberg and Berg were unable to take chances to equalise. Loading… last_img read more

Van Ginkel seals Milan loan move

first_img “I’m just happy to be finally here. “I spoke to (AC Milan’s Holland international) Nigel De Jong and he told me very good things about this club.” Van Ginkel moved to Chelsea from Vitesse last summer but missed most of the 2013-14 campaign with a knee injury. The 21-year-old is hoping to earn a regular spot in Filippo Inzaghi’s side, who will not compete in Europe this season. “I am a midfielder that defends but is also is able to score goals,” Van Ginkel said. “I can play in many positions in midfield. “I want to have more playing time and this is my aim this season. “I believe at Milan I will have the opportunity to play more games, in what is a big competition, with many strong teams. “I have not spoken to Mr Inzaghi yet but I’ve spoken to Fernando Torres this week.” Van Ginkel completed a medical on Monday morning with the Italian outfit. “I am very happy to have arrived in Milan,” Van Ginkel said on “A lot of Dutch players have played in this great club, big names. Spanish striker Torres joined Milan last week on a two-season loan from Chelsea. Milan still had time to complete another deal before the transfer window closed, announcing the arrival of Atalanta’s attacking midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura for a fee reportedly worth seven million euros. Milan said Bonaventura had signed until 2019. News of the move came after Milan said they had failed in a bid to land Parma winger Jonathan Biabiany in a swap deal involving defender Cristian Zaccardo, as the Milan player had rejected the switch. One player on his way out of the San Siro on Monday evening was Bryan Cristante – to Benfica, for a fee reported to be in the region of 6million euros. “Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante has joined Benfica,” a statement on read. “The player, 19, from AC Milan, will strengthen the senior team over the next five years.” Press Association New AC Milan signing Marco van Ginkel is thrilled to have moved to the San Siro on a season long-loan from Chelsea.last_img read more

Mourinho attacks Chelsea detractors

first_imgJose Mourinho rounded on Chelsea’s detractors on Friday as he refused to dwell on the Champions League exit and the accompanying criticism. Press Association The Portuguese’s faith in his squad remains and he insisted all of his players want to play against Southampton. John Obi Mikel (knee) remains out. He added: “My (team) doctor told me, after the game, maybe tomorrow we’ll have a few injuries. Why? ‘Because we lost, because people are sad’. “I told the doctor ‘I don’t believe (that)’. (We have) zero injuries. “Everybody wants to play. Not like some journalists, when they write bulls*** and then, the next press conference, they don’t come. My players don’t do that. They want to play.” Much of the criticism of Chelsea, whose 2-2 draw, 3-3 on aggregate, saw them exit on the away goals, centred on the response to the tackle which saw PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off. Nine Blues players surrounded Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers, with Souness branding the incident “pathetic” and his fellow former Liverpool player Carragher saying it was “disgraceful”. “Memories are getting shorter,” said Mourinho, who refused to respond to Ibrahimovic calling Chelsea players “babies”. “Jamie stopped playing a couple of years ago and in two years he forgot everything on the pitch.” On Souness, who was manager at Benfica prior to Mourinho, the Blues boss said: “I know a lot about him.” He then kept his counsel. Even in relation to his players’ conduct, Mourinho accentuated the positive, pointing out Chelsea have been fined only once – £30,000 following the match with Everton last month – for such an offence this season. “If they surround the referee, we are charged, we have to pay a fine,” the Portuguese said. “If we do that the players play the fine. We were charged once.” December’s first fixture with Southampton was controversial, with Mourinho fined £25,000 for saying there was a “clear campaign” against his side after Cesc Fabregas was denied a penalty and instead booked for diving. The suspensions of Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic – for treading on Emre Can of Liverpool and pushing Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, respectively – only served to heighten Mourinho’s sense of injustice. “We move on,” Mourinho said. “The referee (on Sunday, Mike Dean) is a good one.” Mourinho, who refused to reveal the content of Thursday’s post-PSG debrief with his squad, insisted they have moved on. Mourinho said: “Maybe it’s a unique case to be out without a single defeat. We played eight matches, lost zero, but we were not good enough so we are out. “We spoke in that moment about our future: to try and win the Premier League. “If we do that, a season with a Premier League and a Capital One Cup is a brilliant season. “We cannot promise that win every game, we cannot even promise that we win the Premier League, but we are optimistic. “You have to be optimistic to succeed. Be optimistic. Believe in yourself. Be positive.” He took a swipe at the fickle nature of the media – those who earlier in the season predicted a Chelsea quadruple, but are now critical – and television pundits Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness, in particular. In a clearly rehearsed line, Mourinho said: “Envy is the biggest tribute that the shadows do to the man. “Our situation is good. It’s better than anybody else’s. Everyone would love to be in our position. “Chelsea are top of the league since day one. Chelsea are not playing now at the same level we were playing for many months, but for many months we played better than anyone. “You (the media) go with the wind. In that moment the wind was in one direction where you were all saying Chelsea were a candidate to win the Champions League. “You were saying Chelsea had conditions to win every competition. “We cannot play fantastic all season. We had our lowest point in terms of performance in a moment where we couldn’t have it. “The people that lost, who were out of the Champions League last Wednesday, are the same people who have been top of the Premier League since day one, the same people who won the Capital One Cup, are the same people who are going to win the Premier League.” The Blues, who exited the last-16 to Paris St Germain on away goals on Wednesday, are five points clear of Manchester City with a game in hand in their bid for a first Premier League title in five years. Mourinho’s men have 11 games to play, beginning with Sunday’s match at home to Southampton, and the Blues boss stressed he was an optimist looking to the future. last_img read more

FL teacher writes ‘WTF is this’ on student’s homework

first_imgA Florida mother wants her son’s teacher reprimanded the way the high school student’s paper was graded.The Panama City teacher reportedly wrote “WTF is this, absolutely no credit” on the boy’s science homework instead of simply giving him an F.Melinda Smith told a local news station that she found the teacher’s choice of words “inappropriate” and “unacceptable.”Rutherford High School principal Coy Pilson says administrators “are taking the necessary steps to deal with the incident.”Pilson also said the teacher has since apologized.It is unclear at this time whether the unidentified teacher will face any disciplinary action.last_img

Top Players Commit to Kwara@50 Pro-Am Golf Championship

first_imgElite golf players across the West African region have started sending in entries to be part of the Kwara @50 Pro-Am Championship billed to hold at the Ilorin Golf Club from July 11 to 16, 2017.Top on the bill is Nigerian-born South Africa-based Oche Andrew Odoh who has only featured once in the country this season. Odoh, is perhaps the most respected player in the region and stressed that the event resonates with his career plan; especially being a key event on the Nigeria Tour this season.Other players billed to grace the six-day championship are Ghana’s Emos Korblah, Togo’s Agbavon Kosivi and Cameroon’s top star Desire Ebela. Resident professional of the host club and former Nigeria’s number one, Friday Adache, and club-mate Mustapha Abdullahi, will be hoping to make a strong claim for the title along with other budding local stars including the current best player in the country, Ikoyi-based Francis Ekpe.The main sponsor for the tournament is BUA Group. Other sponsors are Sterling Bank, ICMA Professional Services, Yolas Consultants Limited, Lanre Shittu Motors, Chelform Limited and Chief Kunle Oyinloye, Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank.Captain of the host club, Layi Maliki, said yesterday that the club remains honoured to host these top athletes and the development will spur golf development in diverse ways.“Our facility is presently receiving a facelift to meet some respectable standard expected of an event of this calibre. I am equally sure their top players would inspire a number of local players here too,” he said.Maliki added that the event is also expected to impact on commercial activities in and around the golf course.Already more than 200 players are expected to tee-off at the event, with professionals’ round running from July 11 to 14 while amateur players from different parts of the country will compete over 36-holes on July 15th and 16th.Luqman Owolewa, the Managing Director of Sluqfort, the consulting firm that puts the event together said that, it was designed to throw up the tourism potential of the state.“This is one way in which the government is promoting the tourism potential of Kwara State and showcasing it, as the local destination of choice,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

No. 3 Clemson annihilates Syracuse football, 54-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ CLEMSON, S.C. — As Eric Dungey plowed ahead on a zone read and ran through a hole, Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware wrapped up the quarterback’s legs. Dungey turned his head, staring at Tigers linebacker Dorian O’Daniel, who lowered his helmet and hit Dungey in the shoulder. O’Daniel’s helmet slid underneath the quarterback’s chin, knocking the signal-caller to the ground.Dungey lay there, moving his hands to his head and trying to lift his head off the ground.Surviving means to remain alive. By definition, after Saturday’s 54-0 loss, O’Daniel brought Syracuse’s season dangerously close to dying.Babers said No. 3 Clemson (9-0, 6-0 ACC) might be the best team in the nation on Wednesday, bracing for the Tigers’ full force. It didn’t stop them from blasting Syracuse (4-5, 2-3) just as hard Saturday. Dungey came back onto the field in a blue long-sleeve shirt, without pads and seemingly less woozy than when he left it. Babers said after the game the medical staff told him Dungey could not come back in the game. For the first time as a head coach, an opponent shut Babers out.If Dungey sits out long-term, losing him will hurt Syracuse much more than losing the game. Now, the Orange has just three games — against North Carolina State, Florida State and at Pittsburgh — to get two wins and secure bowl eligibility for the first time since 2013.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s the optimistic view of it,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said of still having three games left to make a bowl game. “That’s kind of how we sleep at night.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorFrom start to finish, Clemson brought an NFL-like feel to the game. Two military planes flew over Memorial Stadium, not even audible above crowd cheers. A person dressed as a tiger and two others parachuted onto the field. In the game, Clemson outgained Syracuse by 288 yards, committed seven fewer penalties and racked up 13 more first downs. CU overwhelmed Syracuse with its pageantry and its play.After Syracuse’s initial first down, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney immediately called a timeout, as if to signal the Orange just getting a first down was too much to allow. Swinney then challenged an Amba Etta-Tawo first-down catch. Although the referees’ call stood, the period of time settled Clemson.MORE COVERAGE:Dino Babers gives no update on Eric Dungey’s injuryGallery: The best photos from SU-ClemsonHow did social media react to Syracuse’s worst loss since 2013? Immediately after, Steve Ishmael pushed a Clemson defender in the back on a Moe Neal run, slamming Syracuse back for a first and 20. Then Neal and the offense relayed an audible too late and snapped the ball after the play clock ticked down. A false start penalty bumped SU back another 5 yards. Syracuse attempted to convert a fourth down, but turned the ball over on downs.On the first play of Syracuse’s next drive, Dungey dropped back, stared down Etta-Tawo and threw an interception to Clemson defensive back Ryan Carter, who had disguised his coverage and dropped in front of the SU wide receiver. Quarterback Deshaun Watson ran in for a score on Clemson’s possession, opening up a 10-0 lead.On the second play of Syracuse’s next drive, O’Daniel crushed Dungey. In the span of seven offensive plays from when Clemson called that timeout, SU’s game, and potentially its season, crumbled.About a minute ticked from the time Dungey lay on the ground until two trainers aided him in trekking to the sideline. He needed at least one person to walk him back to the locker room and sometimes two. Etta-Tawo, running back Dontae Strickland and guard Aaron Roberts kneeled next to their teammate, hoping their quarterback and season would be OK.“I looked him in the eye,” Etta-Tawo said. “He looked back at me and said he’s alright, so I know he’ll be back.”Forty-four points later, smiling fans jumped on the field. Babers walked off it, a blank expression covering his face. Ervin Philips looked up and dropped his head. Kendall Coleman clenched his helmet, squinted and bit his lip.“You just don’t ever want a team to beat you twice,” Babers said after the game.Clemson just might. Commentscenter_img Published on November 5, 2016 at 9:45 pm Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more

McIlroy would love to win Olympic gold

first_imgAhead of the first round today McIlroy says he has to try and win gold at the Rio Olympics – as he’s not certain golf will be included at the Games past Tokyo in 2020.The sport is back on the programme for the first time since 1904.But some top golfers have ruled themselves out, like Adam Scott, who says it’s an “exhibition” event. McIlroy says winning gold could end up being a career highlight.last_img