Endwell bar closes temporarily after employee tests positive for virus

first_imgPeople who were at the bar from 6 to 7 p.m. were asked to self quarantine. until July 25. That alert has expired. The bar says the employee was not infected by the customer at the bar but rather contracted the virus from a family member. (WBNG) — The Brickyard in Endwell says it will close for two days after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The Brickyard states it will reopen for business Wednesday. CDC guidelines do not require the bar to close, but The Brickyard says its temporary closure is for the safety of its staff and customers. On July 17, the Broome County Health Department released a public health statement saying a person who tested positive for the virus visited the bar on July 11. The bar was closed Monday and will remain closed on Tuesday. The infected employee last worked on July 21 for the lunch shift, according to a post on the bar’s Facebook page.last_img read more

‘Count me out’: Drilon not running for president

first_imgMANILA – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said he would not be running for a higher position come 2022 presidential elections. “The opposition will have a (presidential) candidate. Count me out,” Drilon said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel when asked about his thoughts on a suggestion that he was a “presidential material.” “The opposition will have a (presidential) candidate. Count me out,” says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. ABS-CBN NEWS According to the Ilonggo lawmaker, the LP is gearing up for the 2022 polls but is deliberately staying “below the radar” with the country still under coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “We are willing to cooperate and provide to the best of our abilities policies that we believe can help our country get out of this difficulty. But we hope that we are listened to also,” he added.center_img Drilon’s name for the upcoming elections floated following his frequent appearances in television and radio interviews the past few days. The 74-year-old Drilon is not already eligible to run for a Senate seat in 2022 as he is on his second consecutive term as a senator./PN “I would emphasize that today we live in a crucial period. Being in the opposition is not easy, especially with the troll farms all over the place,” Drilon said.last_img read more

Jean Thompson Ketcham Stute

first_imgJean Thompson Ketcham Stute, 96 of Frankfort formally of Milan passed away January 31, 2017 in Frankfort.  She was born January 24, 1921 at the Miwogco Springs Hotel and Sanitarium in Milan, Indiana.  Her parents were Mary Elizabeth Thompson Ketcham and Edward Ketcham.  Her grandparents were T.H. and Elizabeth Thompson.  Surviving is a sister Elizabeth Ann Wichmann (Robert), daughter: Joan Stute Platt (Jimmy), granddaughters, Jean Taryn Saylor (William); Tracy Lynn Platt; and Molly Ann Dahmen (Jeff); and one great-grandson, Jacob.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Robert, Thomas, Jon Kohlmeier. Jean graduated from Milan High School.  She married John W. Stute and worked as the family bookkeeper at W.H. Stute & Sons after working part-time, as a bookkeeper at the Milan Furniture Factory built by her grandfather T.H. Thompson.  She belonged to several civic and social organizations over the years and participated with friends and family until she moved to Frankfort, Indiana.  She held offices in many of the following: New Harmony; Chi Phi Gamma; Internationally Yours; Eastern Star; American Legion Auxiliary; VFW Auxiliary and was a member of the Milan Methodist Church.  She was President of the Milan Park Board when the shelter house was built and was instrumental in naming the accompanying Thompson Lane after her Grandfather.  She and her husband were members of the Milan Golf Course and Country Club built by T.H. Thompson.  She also served on the Craven Cemetery board until moving from Milan.Memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Law-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Visitation will be from 11AM until the time of service.  Burial will be at Craven Cemetery south of Milan.  Memorials may be made to: Milan Methodist Church; Park board; Beautification committee. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements  707 South Main Street, Box 243 Milan, In 47031; (812)654-2141.last_img read more

Kimanzi eyes consistency with AFC clash

first_img0Shares0000Mathare United face AFC Leopards as the two teams meet for the first time this season. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9- Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi wants consistency from his impressive side as they aim to keep their unbeaten start to the 2018 season intact with a potentially explosive tie against AFC Leopards on Saturday.Kimanzi’s squad which has grown together from a young inexperienced side last season has won three and drawn two of their first five matches of the season sitting second in the standings and Kimanzi wants them to exhibit the same hunger against AFC. “It is a very tough game against a very good opponent and definitely the plan always is to do better than you did last time. We have enjoyed a very good start to the season and if we can keep that consistency going on, I think the future is bright,” the tactician said ahead of the Saturday afternoon tie.Kimanzi’s squad which has grown together from a young inexperienced side last season has won three and drawn two of their first five matches of the season sitting second in the standings and Kimanzi wants them to exhibit the same hunger against AFC.He adds that playing in a better surface at the Kenyatta Stadium will offer his team a bigger incentive to continue with their passing and movement philosophy especially having struggled to keep to their tact in last weekend’s tie against Thika United which ended 1-1.“We have to keep working hard, keep working for each other and things will improve for us. This will be a very interesting game for us and hopefully we can once agin show that we are a good side,” the tactician further noted.-Head-to-head record-Mathare United midfielder Alphonce Ndonye attempts to turn away from AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Nyayo National Stadium on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMatches between these two sides have been tight with half of their last 18 matches ending in draws. Mathare have a slight advantage having won five of the remaining nine fixtures and lost four.Both last season’s matches ended in 0-0 draws while the previous two in 2016 ended 1-1 and in 2015 they played to 1-1 and 0-0 draws in both encounters. Mathare United was the last to enjoy victory in this fixture and it came in four years ago in 2014 when they won 2-1.They had won 1-0 in the first leg of that season as well. AFC’s last victory against Mathare was in 2012 when they won 4-2.Four points separate the two sides in the standings with Ingwe having played a match less.The 13-time Kenyan Premier League champions will still be without suspended head coach Robert Matano with his assistant Dennis Kitambi tasked with leading them out for another match.His first assignment last weekend ended in a 2-0 win away to Sony Sugar and the Tanzanian coach hopes he can keep the side winning to close in on the top four.-Early kick-off-Sofapaka FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa issues instructions during a training session at te Eastleigh High School on January 11, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUIn the early kick off on Saturday at the same Kenyatta pitch in Machakos, another potentially explosive tie awaits when Kariobangi Sharks take on 2009 champions Sofapaka. The two sides drew 0-0 home and away in their first ever league meeting last year.However, Batoto ba Mungu are still reeling from the 3-1 defeat inflicted on them by Sharks in the GOtv Shield semi-finals and they will be eager to land late revenge when they clash on Saturday.The two lie side by side on the KPL log, Sofapaka at third with nine points while Sharks are fourth with eight.Sofapaka assistant coach John Baraza, ahead of the meeting is cautious that it will be a very tough side.“I think Sharks should be considered as title contenders because looking at their performance from last season, they have showed that they are a good side. This will be a very tough match for us,” Baraza noted.Batoto ba Mungu have managed to stabilize their ship after a shaky start and the back to back wins over Posta Rangers and AFC Leopards have increased their confidence, with Baraza admitting they had taken time to gel.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate one of their goals in a Kenyan Premier League fixture against Wazito at the Camp Toyoyo ground on March 4, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The teamwork has now come in and the players understand each other better. I am really impressed with how we are playing and people should watch out for us,” noted the former forward.Meanwhile in other fixtures on Saturday, Thika United will be searching for their first win of the season when they face Tusker FC at the Ruaraka Complex, a side that has won only one match this season.Thika has beaten the brewers in their last three encounters including home and away victories last season without conceding a goal. They won 2-0 in the first leg in Machakos and followed that up with a 1-0 win in Ruaraka.Head coach Nicholas Muyoti is upbeat that his side can pick their fourth consecutive win over Sam Ssimbwa’s side.“Just like us, they face the same challenge of rebuilding but for them, they have very experienced players who have been in the league before. We lost two key defenders at the end of last season while two others are injured which makes our consistency at the back a bit shaky,”“But we have worked on that in training this week and we should be able to get something off that game,” Muyoti whose side has drawn three and lost two of their first five matches said.Tusker’s Ssimbwa is looking to put his foot on the ground as his new look Tusker is yet to get its taste and the Thika match will be yet another test for him to go through. They lost last weekend against Ulinzi Stars and for a coach who seldom loses back to back, this will make for an interesting watch.Kenyan Premier League weekend fixtures:Saturday: Kariobangi Sharks v Sofapaka, Mathare United v AFC Leopards (Machakos), Kakamega Homeboyz v Ulinzi Stars (Bukhungu), Posta Rangers v Wazito (Narok), Tusker FC v Thika United (Ruaraka), Zoo Kericho v Vihiga United (Kericho).Sunday: Bandari v Sony Sugar (Mombasa), Nakumatt v Chemelil, Gor Mahia v Nzoia Sugar (Machakos).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Indias supremacy unrivalled but competition in SAG a concern

first_imgPhilem Dipak/Tapan Mohanta Guwahati/Shillong, Feb 17 (PTI) For the 12th successive time, none could match up to Indias regional might but the host countrys record-breaking medal haul of 308 can hardly hide the fact that the standard of competition in the South Asian Games has failed to rise significantly. This was the best performance by any country in the Games 32-year history but what is worrying for the relevance of the event is that it has been reduced to an Indian show of dominance for most part. This time too, the Indian athletes ran away with 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals. The host country bagged more than three-fourth of the total 239 gold on offer in the February 5-16 showpiece. Sri Lanka were a distant second with 25 gold, 63 silver and 98 bronze while Pakistan finished at third with 12 gold, 37 silver and 57 bronze. The only edition in which Indias domination was near comparable was the 1995 Games in then Madras where India won 106 gold — just less than three-fourth — out of 143. India has always finished on top in all the 1 editions of the SAG so far but the domination this time was unprecedented with clean or near clean sweep in boxing, archery, tennis, badminton, table tennis, shooting, athletics, wrestling, swimming, weightlifting, cycling, judo and wushu. The Indians also bagged both the mens and womens gold in traditional sports of kabaddi and kho-kho, and in handball and volleyball, besides picking all the three gold on offer in triathlon. Taekwondo was the only discipline in which India had to settle for the runners-up place behind Afghanistan. The Indians bagged five gold, three silver and two bronze medals, while Afghans had a tally of 6-1-1 in taekwondo. The biggest disappointment for India was their failure to win a mens hockey gold since the 1995 edition as they lost yet again to arch-rivals Pakistan in the summit clash. Pakistan thus claimed their third gold on the trot having won in 2006 and 2010 editions, beating India on both the previous occasions as well. The womens hockey team, however, easily claimed the gold by mauling their opposition teams. Indian mens football team also failed to win the gold, losing to Nepal in the final in front of a football-crazy crowd of Guwahati. The womens team though won the gold in the final international match of star Manipuri player and captain Oinam Bembem Devi who hung her boots after an illustrious career spanning two decades. PTI PDS/TAP PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more