Gov. Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Download and Share COVID Alert PA App, More than 70,000 Downloads Since Launch

first_imgGov. Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Download and Share COVID Alert PA App, More than 70,000 Downloads Since Launch Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf is inviting all Pennsylvanians to download and then share the free COVID Alert PA app with friends, family, and coworkers in the commonwealth. Since the app launched on Tuesday, there have been more than 70,000 downloads. The COVID Alert PA app notifies users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without revealing their identity or location.The app can be found in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store by searching for “covid alert pa.”“Thanks to the tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who have already downloaded the free app,” Gov. Wolf said. “Now, I ask that you share the app with all those you know because the more people who download it, the more effective it will be in helping us unite against COVID. Please download the app and then encourage those you know to do the same and use their phones in the fight.”COVID Alert PA is a free, voluntary mobile app developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in partnership with NearForm, UPenn, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory using the Apple and Google Exposure Notification System. The app’s features include an interactive COVID-19 symptom checker, opt-in for alerts for potential exposures to the virus, updates on the latest public health data about COVID-19 in PA, and advice for what to do if you have a potential exposure to COVID-19.The app is designed with privacy at the forefront. The app does not use GPS, location services, or any movement or geographical information. It will never collect, transmit, or store personal information. In other words, it is completely anonymous.Here’s how COVID Alert PA works:The app uses anonymous Bluetooth low energy proximity technology to know when your phone is within 6 feet of another phone with the app for 15 minutes or more.When an app user confirms a positive COVID-19 test result in the app, it will check to see if it matches any of the anonymous Bluetooth close contact interactions your phone has had over the last 14 days.If there is a match, COVID Alert PA may send an alert after taking into account the date, duration of exposure, and the Bluetooth signal strength (which is used to estimate how close your phone was to the phone of the person having a positive test result).Find more information on the COVID Alert Pennsylvania app here. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img September 24, 2020last_img read more

Big win for England’s U16 boys

first_img27 Sep 2016 Big win for England’s U16 boys England’s U16 boys have scored another big win in their autumn international series by defeating Scotland 17.5-7.5 at Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, DurhamThey have already beaten Wales 15-5 and will play Ireland early next month. Another win there will see them repeat last year’s record of three victories in these matches.Team manager Nick Over described the boys’ latest result as a solid performance. The highlight of the match was Barclay Brown’s level par 72 in very difficult conditions on the opening day of the 54-hole match.Two England players had 100% winning records in all three games: Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), who was in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals, and Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire).In addition three England players were unbeaten: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog, represents Hertfordshire) and Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire).The other team members, who all contributed to the scoreline, were: James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Matthew Freeman (Worksop, Nottinghamshire) Conor Gough (Stoke Park of Berks, Bucks & Oxon), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire).The match began with individual stroke play matches which England won 7-3. This was followed by foursomes which England won 4-1, and by individual matchplay which England won 6.5-3.5.Brown, Cooper, Daughtrey, Gilbert, Gough, Kedzlie, Macfie and Stagg will play Ireland at Castletown on October 8 and 9.last_img read more

Hardy leaves Panthers’ facility, status unclear

first_imgGREG HARDYCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Greg Hardy did not practice with the Panthers and left the stadium in street clothes with his agent Drew Rosenhaus while awaiting a decision on his playing status regarding his domestic violence case.Panthers coach Ron Rivera was 20 minutes late arriving to practice, but only said that Hardy would not participate in workouts.Rivera didn’t say whether Hardy would play Sunday night against Pittsburgh or if he had been placed on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, which would entail the Pro Bowl defensive end being deactivated until the case is resolved.Hardy was convicted July 15 of assault on a female and communicating threats. He is appealing the ruling and a jury trial is set for Nov. 17.Hardy and Rosenhaus emerged from the team’s facility, stepped into the player’s Bentley and drove away.Hardy played in Week 1 but Rivera deactivated him just hours before Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, and two days after the coach said Hardy would play.Rivera said Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was involved in the Hardy discussion and the team had some input from the league, but it was his decision to bench him.last_img read more

Salar de Uyuni GC2M6GC GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 26, 2011

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Salar de Uyuni – EarthCacheGeocachers hoping to log a smiley for  Salar de Uyuni (GC2M6GC) encounter one of the world’s largest salt lakes. Werwolfi created the difficulty 3, terrain 4 EarthCache at the beginning of 2011.The cache page reads, “Driving across it [Salar de Uyuni] is one of the weirdest and most fantastic experiences anywhere on the continent, especially during June and July, when the bright blue skies contrast with the blinding white salt crust and in the rainy season they turn into a gigantic mirror.”To log the cache, adventurers must explore the geological site and answer two questions on the cache page. The answers must then be emailed to the cache owner. A photo must also be taken at specific coordinates.Travel to the salt lake region will take geocachers to an altitude of 3650m (11,970ft). As one geocacher noted, not all equipment can endure the harsh environment, “We had a great day on the Salar de Uyuni and the Islands, but the engine of one of our Land Cruisers gave up.” So far, at least six geocachers have made the voyage and logged the EarthCache.Geocachers logging ‘Salar de Uyuni”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected] SharePrint RelatedSALAR de UYUNI – ISLA INCAHUASI – Geocache of the WeekNovember 14, 2018In “Community”7 Continents, 7 EarthCachesOctober 3, 2017In “Community””Solar Sailing” GC908D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – March 21, 2011March 21, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Lumber Dispute Drives Up Construction Costs

first_imgLocal Food, Local WoodProduct Guide: FSC-Certified Wood Framing LumberA Visit to the Local Sawmill RELATED ARTICLES An ongoing trade battle between Canada and the U.S. over softwood lumber has pushed up the cost of building a typical single-family home by several thousand dollars, according to the National Association of Home Builders, and prices could be going higher yet. As reported by Construction Dive, the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the two countries expired in October 2015 and a subsequent grace period ended a year later. Fears that the U.S. government would impose new tariffs to compensate for subsidies paid by the Canadian government to lumber producers pushed prices up by 7.2% in the first quarter.In late April, the U.S. Commerce Department announced countervailing duties for Canadian producers that averaged 20%, with additional anti-dumping duties expected to be announced on June 23.NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald told Construction Dive that the tariffs will make houses less affordable for American buyers without doing anything to solve underlying trade issues. With a typical house using 15,000 board feet of lumber, according to MacDonald, the first quarter price hikes alone could add nearly $3,600 to the typical construction bill.center_img Other estimates were much less dire.The U.S. Lumber Coalition, which represents softwood lumber producers here, says that the total cost of lumber in a $350,000 house is $6,000, with the new duties adding about $400. “An average home uses 13,000 board feet of lumber,” Zoltan van Heyningen told Construction Dive. “With an average composite framing lumber price of $435 today, it adds up to $5,655 total in the cost for lumber, which makes it impossible for a 20% duty on one-third of that lumber to result in a cost increase of $3,600 to the consumer.”NAHB said in an Eye on Housing report that April’s 3% increase pushed the softwood lumber price index to its highest level in more than a decade. The price of softwood lumber climbed 10.4% in the first four months of the year.NAHB also said that gypsum, ready-mix concrete, and OSB all showed price increases.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Honduras

first_imgWilson Palacios and Carlo Costly will be crucial for Honduras in the World CupPlaying at the World Cup for only the third time, teamwork and organization will be key for Honduras.Just qualifying for the tournament in Brazil was a massive achievement, but now the focus is on finally winning a match on football’s biggest stage.Here are five players to watch:CARLO COSTLYCarlo Costly is a tall striker who has been unable to find consistency in his club career.He has played in Poland, England, Romania, Mexico, the United States, Greece and China, but returned to Honduras with Real Espana early in 2014.Despite the globe-trotting, Costly has remained a central focus of the Honduran national team since debuting in 2007, although he missed out on the last World Cup because of injury.Costly uses his physical strength and aerial prowess to cause problems for defenders. He holds the ball up for his teammates and is an awkward player to mark.The former Birmingham player scored a famous goal for Honduras in World Cup qualifying, netting a second-half winner at Estadio Azteca to seal victory over Mexico.JERRY BENGTSONJerry Bengtson is Honduras’ other tall, powerful striker.The Costly-Bengtson partnership has the ability to cause problems for group rivals Ecuador, France and Switzerland at the World Cup.The New England Revolution player scored nine goals in 12 games in CONCACAF qualifying and is known for his all-around ability to both play with his back to goal and create opportunities for himself.advertisementBengtson made a name for himself outside of the Americas at the 2012 Olympics, scoring the goal that defeated Spain 1-0 to knock the European nation out of the tournament.EMILIO IZAGUIRRELeft back Emilio Izaguirre plays for Scottish champion Celtic and is one of the only Honduras players – along with Wilson Palacios and Andy Najar – with experience playing in the Champions League.The defender is best known for his forays down the left flank, but his crossing into Costly and Bengtson is one of the most dangerous aspects of the team.Izaguirre has previously been linked with big-name clubs outside Scotland, where he was voted the first division’s 2010 player of the year by his peers.MAYNOR FIGUROAWith more than 100 appearances for the national team and more than 200 Premier League games, Maynor Figueroa is one of Honduras’ most experienced players and is charged with leading the defense at the World Cup.Figueroa plays at left back for Hull, where he moved from Wigan in 2013, but is a central defender for Honduras, partly due to Izaguirre’s quality. He has a knack of scoring spectacular goals, including one in December 2009 from his own half when playing for Wigan.Goalkeeper Noel Valladares is Honduras’ captain, but Figueroa is one of the main leaders in the team.WILSON PALACIOSA combative defensive midfielder, Wilson Palacios’ best moment came at Tottenham when he dominated AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf in the Champions League in 2011.Palacios became Honduras’ most expensive player when Tottenham signed him from Wigan in 2009.The central midfielder has struggled following a move to Stoke in August 2011, failing to break into the first team on a regular basis, although he remains a key figure for Honduras and a leader on the field.Tragedy struck Palacios’ family in 2009 when his younger brother was found dead in Honduras. He had been kidnapped in 2007.last_img read more

2014 NTL Referee Nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is calling for nominations for suitably qualified referees to be considered to attend the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League and 2014 Elite Eight Series from Wednesday, 12 March until Saturday, 15 March at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour NSW. The Open and Senior tournaments will run concurrently over the four days creating an exciting atmosphere with the best players and officials from across the country in all age divisions, with the potential of international teams also. Referees participating in the event must: 1.     Hold a Level 6, 5 or 4 badge2.     Be endorsed by their respective region and/or state referee Director and officeNote: nominations from Level 3 referees will be assessed on a case-by-case basis; we encourage Level 3 referees to seek advice from their region or state Director of Referees before nominating.Please see the attached document for further event details including costs, accommodation options and online registration, which can be done by clicking on the link below –  For more information, please click on the attachment below or contact Touch Football Australia’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Matt Irons on (02) 6212 2800 or via email – [email protected] Related Files2014_ntl_referee_nomination_information-pdfRelated LinksNTL Ref Nominationslast_img read more

National Ballet of Canada Announces a New Initiative See The Music Hear

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The National Ballet is one of the few companies in the world to have its own orchestra, admired for the range and versatility of repertoire it performs as well as the theatrical insight and colour it brings to the company’s work onstage.See the Music, Hear the Dance takes place at 6:25 pm in the auditorium and is free to all ticket holders for the March 8 and June 16 performances.The Sleeping Beauty is onstage March 8 – 18, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Facebook Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced a new initiative within the popular pre-performance Ballet Talks series, See the Music, Hear the Dance. Led by Principal Conductor and Music Director David Briskin and featuring The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the new series invites audiences to deepen their knowledge of the musical language of ballet.See the Music, Hear the Dance will take place prior to the opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty on March 8, 2018 and on June 22, before a performance of Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black & Cacti.“The relationship between music and movement is something that is inherent in the experience of a dance performance,” said Mr. Briskin. “See the Music, Hear the Dance is a quote by the great choreographer George Balanchine who was renowned for his musicality and the perfect title for our new Ballet Talks series. The Talks will give audience members a greater understanding and appreciation for the music they are about to experience as well as spotlight the talented musicians in the National Ballet orchestra.” Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Since the launch of this initiative in 2005, the RBC Foundation-supported Emerging Artists Program has assisted over 60 artists, many of whom have gone on to leading roles at the Shaw Festival and stages across the country.About the Shaw Festival: Inspired by the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival creates unforgettable theatrical encounters. The Shaw Festival is a place where people who are curious about the world gather to share the unique experience of live theatre and to create a deeper human connection with the artists, the beauty and abundance of Niagara and with each other. For more information, please visit WITH THE SHAW FESTIVALFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM#SHARE YOUR SHAW Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On May 25th, during the opening celebration of Brigadoon, Shaw Festival Executive Director Tim Jennings announced a three-year commitment from the RBC Foundation for the ongoing support of the Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. Supporting the Festival since 1972, the RBC Foundation continues their long-time partnership with The Shaw with a multi-year pledge of $250,000 in funding. This renewed commitment will provide support to approximately 21 emerging Shaw Festival artists through the 2021 season.Managed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig, The Shaw’s Emerging Artists Program focuses on providing young actors with a livable income, diverse training and performance experience; mentorship support and networking opportunities to help them establish successful careers in the arts.The RBC Foundation’s generosity allows the Shaw Festival to expand existing training to include workshop sessions with internationally renowned artists who are masters in their craft. These exclusive classes expose the Emerging Artist to diverse ideas and varied approaches to help hone their multi-disciplinary artistry. Each Emerging Artist is paired with an established actor in the Shaw Festival ensemble. These mentors offer guidance throughout the season to help the Emerging Artist acclimate to the company, region and theatre industry.last_img read more