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New York State Teachers Union Calls For Mandatory Mask Wearing In Schools

first_imgPexels Stock Photo.ALBANY – New York State’s Teachers Union is urging state health officials to make mask wearing mandatory in school this fall.In a statement to the media Thursday morning, New York State United Teachers says that current guidance that mandates the use of masks when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained doesn’t go far enough.“The governor has said — and we agree — that parents and educators must be confident in their school district’s reopening plan in order for this to work,” said Union President Andy Pallotta in a statement. “As we hear of disparate mask procedures and other issues in reopening plans across the state, it’s clear that the state must step in. Making masks mandatory at all times is one step toward helping address the reservations that still exist regarding reopening school buildings.”The union is calling on state leaders to make masks mandatory indoors at all times during the school day, in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in buildings that reopen for in-person instruction. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Football News David de Gea makes a record 11 saves as keeper, Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur

first_imgLondon: There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember. Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any goalkeeper in a Premier League match this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a Tottenham comeback. The Spaniard’s virtuoso goalkeeping performance protected a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday after Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike, giving United a sixth successive victory in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho. “I said to David at halftime, ‘You might have to make a save here, you have to keep your concentration,'” Solskjaer said.  “He didn’t have to keep his concentration because he was never allowed to relax. He is a fantastic goalkeeper. I think he’s the best in the world.”                  Few would dispute that on Sunday as De Gea was masterful with his hands and feet, particularly frustrating efforts by Harry Kane and Dele Alli to equalize. “I don’t even remember some of them,” De Gea said, when asked for his favorite save. Rashford helped out his teammate. “The near-post save from the corner was the best one,” the striker said, alongside De Gea.    Read More | Lionel Messi scores ‘monstrous’ 400th goal, Barcelona extend advantageThat was in the 70th minute when Christian Eriksen’s corner was turned in at the near post by Toby Alderweireld and De Gea’s instinctive reaction saw the ball cleared with his left foot.       Read More |   Sunil Chhetri greater than Lionel Messi? India end 55-year pain”De Gea was unbelievable, and all credit to him,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “We weren’t clinical. And sometimes with less opportunities you score, but there’s no complaints.”  The only goal came in the 44th minute at Wembley Stadium after Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier gave the ball away. Paul Pogba sent a long, high diagonal pass to Rashford who controlled the ball with one touch and then sent it low beyond goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.       By passing his first significant test, Solskjaer strengthened his bid to keep the manager’s job into next season.  In particular, he got the better of Pochettino, who has been considered the favorite to be hired as Mourinho’s permanent successor. Although still third in the standings, Tottenham has now lost back-to-back league home games and top-scorer Harry Kane limped off at the end.              United is yet to rise from sixth under Solskjaer but the record 20-time English champion is now only behind Arsenal on goal difference and six points adrift of Chelsea in the fourth and final Champions League place.          And the mood has been transformed at United since Mourinho was fired and former fans’ favorite Solskjaer was brought in on loan from Norwegian side Molde. “The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now,” De Gea said. “This is the real Manchester United.”   For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Bangladesh Players Call Off Strike, India Tour Back On Track

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Bangladesh’s players, led by Shakib Al Hasan, have finally called off the strike paving the way for the team to tour India for three Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests beginning on November 3. The strike was called over pay and benefits and it was over after getting assurance from the country’s board that all their demands will be met. The deadlock between the players and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ended after a two-hour long meeting which went on close to midnight on Wednesday. Shakib attended the meeting alongside other senior players including Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Tamim Iqbal. The players added two more demands to the 11 made on Monday, asking for a percentage of BCB revenues and equal pay for women cricketers.  BCB president Nazmul Hassan did not commit anything on the two latest demands but said the original 11 will be fulfilled. Players had also demanded fresh elections in the players’ body and BCB agreed to that. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Shakib said the meeting was fruitful. “As Papon bhai (BCB boss Nazmul Hassan) said, it was a fruitful discussion. He and the rest of the directors assured us that our demands will be met as soon as possible. Based on their assurance, we will start playing the NCL and attend the training camp,” Shakib said. The strike was apparently triggered by the decision on the Bangladesh Premier League, which reduced the average professional cricketer’s earning. Players’ woes were furthered after the Bangladesh Cricket Board didn’t raise the match fees in the first-class competition. The major demands of the players was the Dhaka Premier League, which is considered as the premier tournament in domestic cricket, should not have a salary cap. The Bangladesh Cricket Board had stated that the Bangladesh Premier League would be not be franchise-based after a fall-out with the franchises earlier in September.Also Read | Shakib Al Hasan Does Not Have Much Interest, Dislikes Test: Bangladesh Cricket Board ChiefOn Tuesday night, the Bangladesh Cricket Board  agreed to one of the key demands of the players – to bring back the Dhaka Premier League’s club transfer system – following a meeting of the Dhaka league committee. The players’ other main demands were: Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) must go back to franchise model, central contract salary should be higher, and include more players, higher first class match fees and players’ association to no longer have conflict of interest. last_img read more

Christian Yelich breaks boat window during Home Run Derby practice, someone calls police (really)

first_img MLB All-Star 2019: Home Run Derby matchups ranked MLB All-Star Game 2019: Hunter Pence refuses to mope about injury absence Nothing new there for Bell — he hit two baseballs into the river on the fly in games earlier this year, something that’s been done only a handful of times in PNC Park’s 20-season history. He’s almost become a local folk hero with his breakout season as a slugger.But Pittsburgh fans are obviously not so fond of Yelich, and when the Brewers slugger smacked a ball into the river that broke a boat’s windshield, someone called the police, according to a Fox Sports report. MLB All-Star 2019: CC Sabathia receives invite, will be honored before game Message to Pittsburgh boaters: If you don’t want your boat damaged, don’t park it in the Allegheny River anywhere near PNC Park.Two of baseball’s top sluggers, Pirates first baseman Josh Bell and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, practiced for the MLB Home Run Derby before Friday night’s Pirates-Brewers game. And both sent balls sailing into the Allegheny. Related News The report concluded, “Yelich was not arrested.”Yelich reacted to the report with a shrug on his Twitter account.🤷🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/si2mm6EOpY— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) July 5, 2019last_img read more

Southland Conference Announces 2018 Football All-Academic Team

first_img DL Dedrick Garner Lamar Fairfield, Texas Sr. 3.14 Criminal Justice Pos. Name School Hometown Cl. GPA Major DB Zyon McCollum* Sam Houston State Galveston, Texas So. 3.08 Biomedical Sciences OL Kade Parmelly^ Abilene Christian Abilene, Texas Jr. 3.90 Kinesiology DB Ryan Reed^3 Northwestern State St. Francisville, La. Sr. 3.59 Industrial Engineering Technology DB Adrian Contreras^2# Sam Houston State Georgetown, Texas Sr. 3.66 Accounting OL Dustin Burns Northwestern State Beaumont, Texas Sr. 3.71 Biology OL Eddie Houston Nicholls Newton, Miss. Gr. 3.18 Human Performance Education LB Langston Tunson Houston Baptist Humble, Texas Jr. 3.93 Legal Studies RB Chance Pierce Abilene Christian Bridgeport, Texas Jr. 3.40 Kinesiology * Automatic selection; First Team All-Conference^ Automatic selection; CoSIDA Academic All-District& Automatic selection; CoSIDA Academic All-American# Automatic selection; FCS ADA Academic All-Star2 Two-time all-academic selection3 Three-time all-academic selection P Alex Kjellsten* McNeese Lake Charles, La. Sr. 3.40 General Studies DL Johnavhon Graham Houston Baptist DeSoto, Texas Sr. 3.15 Kinesiology/Wellness Management OL Hayden Scott Stephen F. Austin Spring, Texas Gr. 4.00 Professional Accountancy RB Dontrell Taylor^2 Nicholls White Castle, La. Jr. 3.75 Petroleum Sciences – Safety Technology OL Chandler Arceneaux*2 Nicholls Bourg, La. Sr. 3.45 Interdisciplinary Studies WR Brandon Myers Central Arkansas Plant City, Fla. So. 3.48 Undecided DB Erik Huhn Abilene Christian Cibolo, Texas Gr. 4.00 Higher Education WR Josh Fink^&# Abilene Christian Coppell, Texas Sr. 3.96 Finance QB Luke Anthony2# Abilene Christian Fort Worth, Texas Jr. 4.00 Finance DB Gavin Roland^ Stephen F. Austin League City, La. So. 4.00 Biology PK Gunnar Raborn McNeese Lafayette, La. Sr. 3.21 Management DL Jon Miller Southeastern Louisiana Pelham, N.Y. Sr. 3.24 General Studies FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian quarterback Luke Anthony is the 2018 Southland Conference Football Student-Athlete of the Year and one of the Wildcats’ five selections to the all-academic team, announced by the league Tuesday. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.ACU’s five honorees led the way while Houston Baptist, Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana collected a trio of selections. McNeese, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin each earned a pair of honorees. Central Arkansas and Lamar each garnered one pick.A two-time all-academic team selection, Anthony was voted to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team and boasts a perfect 4.00 grade point average while majoring in finance. A member of the 2018 All-Conference Honorable Mention squad, the Fort Worth, Texas, native led the league in completions (319) and completion percentage (65.9) and ranked second in passing yards (3,019) and touchdowns (23).Four additional student-athletes are also returning all-academic selections, led by three-time honoree Ryan Reed of Northwestern State. Nicholls running back Dontrell Taylor, Houston Baptist defensive lineman Andre Walker and Sam Houston State defensive back Adrian Contreras all landed on the all-academic team for a second time.Three other student-athletes posted perfect 4.00 grade point averages – ACU defensive back Erik Huhn and Stephen F. Austin offensive lineman Hayden Scott and defensive back Gavin Roland.Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by head coaches, sports information directors and an academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each member school. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted.To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA through the semester prior to the sport’s championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season, and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions during the most recently completed season.Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must have at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed at least two years of athletic competition at the nominating school, including the current season.2018 Southland Football Student-Athlete of the Year: Luke Anthony, Abilene Christian2018 Southland Football All-Academic Team LB Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund^ Southeastern Louisiana Darmouth, Nova Scotia Jr. 3.89 Biology DL Andre Walker^2 Houston Baptist Slidell, La. Jr. 3.52 Biochemistry/Molecular Biology TE Bransen Schwebel* Southeastern Louisiana Amite, La. Jr. 3.00 Managementlast_img read more

North Carolina holds off Duke to advance to ACC title game

first_imgNEW YORK — North Carolina was up 16 with 5 1/2 minutes left, all set to cruise to a victory that would snap a six-game Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament losing streak against Duke and put the Tar Heels in the championship for a record 35th time.Then things got weird — and college basketball’s greatest rivalry produced another memorable finish.ADVERTISEMENT Luke Maye scored 17 points, including North Carolina’s last field goal with 5:33 remaining, and the 12th-ranked Tar Heels held off a rally by No. 5 Duke for a 74-69 victory Friday night in the ACC semifinals.“I have nothing to say about the last five minutes,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said, able to joke because ultimately it turned out OK for the Tar Heels. “(Assistant) Coach (Steve) Robinson coached that part of the game. You guys be sure and tell Coach Rob I said that. It was unbelievable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe sixth-seeded Tar Heels (25-9) will face top-seeded and top-ranked Virginia on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a rematch of the 2016 ACC championship, won by North Carolina.Maye hit a jumper to give North Carolina what seemed like a safe 72-56 lead. But the Tar Heels went cold and got sloppy and second-seeded Duke went on a 13-0 run, drawing within three on Gray Trent Jr.’s 3 with 50 seconds left. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Duke: The Blue Devils had six turnovers on their first 14 possessions and just one field goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. With four freshmen starters, the Blue Devils might have the most talented team in the country.“But we have to accept some slippage,” Krzyzewski said. “For tonight, look, I’m disappointed we didn’t win, but we’ve got to move on, learn from it.”UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels scored 49 points in a road loss to Virginia on Jan. 6.“We’ve got to go in there and try to play the perfect game,” Williams said. North Carolina will also try to become the second ACC team to win four games in four games to win the tournament. Duke did it last year.Duke: The Blue Devils will find out Sunday if they did enough to earn a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Last year after North Carolina lost to Duke in the ACC semifinals, the Blue Devils won the ACC but the Tar Heels won the national championship.“I think we’re much better prepared for the NCAA Tournament than we were a month ago, and these two games will help us, even though we lost tonight and could have played better,” Coach K said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Tar Heels beat their heated Tobacco Road rivals for the first time in the conference tournament since the 1998 championship game. They also evened the series in Brooklyn at 1-1. Duke beat the Tar Heels in the semifinals at Barclays last season.Pinson had seven of North Carolina’s 24 assists on 28 field goals as the Tar Heels cut up Duke’s zone most of the night.Marvin Bagley III followed up his 33-point, 17-rebound game against Notre Dame on Thursday with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Duke. Fellow freshman Trent added 20 points and Wendell Carter Jr., another frosh, had 14 points and nine rebounds.CHECK?Allen received a Flagrant 1 foul for hip-checking North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks as the Tar Heels forward was running up court late in the first half.Brooks went down hard and stayed down in the backcourt as North Carolina scored. Officials stopped play and went to the courtside monitor to check a replay. Allen clearly stuck his backside out enough to bump the unsuspecting Brooks while the 6-foot-9 freshman was in the middle of a stride. Brooks was OK and made two free throws with 52.7 second left.“They got a fast break and I bumped him and fouled him,” Allen said during the postgame news conference.Brooks told reporters he felt Allen intentionally bumped him, and when Allen was asked about it coach Mike Krzyzewski jumped in.“Any foul in the game is not . you don’t want any foul,” Coach K said. “So that was another foul in a game. Do you think that was the only time someone was hipped in the game? If you look in the low post, it’s going on all the time. So it happened at half court. They got it. It’s done. And that didn’t win or lose the game.”Allen, a senior, was reprimanded by the ACC for tripping two opponents in his sophomore season. He was stripped of his captaincy by Duke for another trip as a junior.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: A night after Duke earned its 100th ACC Tournament victory, the Tar Heels did the same. Both are 100-45 in the conference tournament. North Carolina is looking for its 19th tournament championship. That would leave them one behind Duke for the most. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Grayson Allen was called for an offensive foul, drawn by Kenny Williams, driving to the basket, and then Allen missed a 3, trying to draw contact on Maye.Theo Pinson, who dropped the ball out of bounds with 11 seconds left, made two free throws with 3.2 seconds left to seal it.“I made a big-time turnover that I needed to make up for, and I’m going to be honest, I was like, you’re making these two free throws,” Pinson said. “Like you just almost blew the game for your team, so you have to make them.” ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Revealed! Liverpool’s replacement for Raheem Sterling is…

first_imgJohn Aldridge insists Liverpool already have a ready-made replacement for Raheem Sterling in Jordon Ibe.The Reds youngster is set to leave Anfield this summer, with Manchester City the firm favourites to land the 20-year-old.City have already seen two bids turned down but are expected to return with another offer and could even match Liverpool’s £50million valuation.But former Merseyside hero Aldridge claims Brendan Rodgers doesn’t need to go and splash the cash on an alternative for Sterling.“Liverpool have a ready-made replacement for Raheem Sterling in Jordon Ibe,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast show. “He’s a terrific player and has got so much potential.“He’s got as much, if not more potential, than Raheem had at that age. He’s a big strong lad, very direct and a better finisher than Raheem.“It’s a bonus for Liverpool that they already have one on the shelf.”last_img read more

How to make a Real Madrid fan angry in 60 seconds

first_imgIf you’re a fan of Real Madrid, this video probably isn’t for you.Ahead of this weekend’s Clasico, we’ve created a video that is sure to rile both sets of fans and crank up the atmosphere even more!If you need your blood pressure rising even further, we’ve made a minute long video full of the worst moments from Real Madrid’s history.If this video isn’t to your taste, check out how to make Barcelona fans angry in 60 seconds.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe – for free – to talkSPORT here!last_img read more