National Night Out In Dunkirk Postponed

first_imgShare: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) WNY News Now File Image.DUNKIRK — The National Night Out event that was planned for September 1 in Dunkirk has been postponed.The decision to postpone the event came after a discussion with the Night Out Committee.It follows a recent cluster of cases found to be associated with the Fieldbrook Foods facility.“This has been a very unique year for all of us with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dunkirk Police leaders said. There’s no new date scheduled yet, but police say the National Night Out will be rescheduled “once the situation settles down.”last_img

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SC upholds guilty verdict vs Drilon critic

first_imgMejorada warned that the Supreme Courtdecision would have “chilling effect” on the media profession. Drilon, on the other hand, welcomed the highcourt’s decision. According to Mejorada, he felt sad uponknowing the Supreme Court Second Division’s denial with finality of the Motionfor Reconsideration he filed on its June 10, 2019 ruling dismissing hisPetition for Certiorari on his conviction for libel. “If imprisonment be the price for courageouslyexposing the truth, I have prepared myself and my family to accept my fate,”stated Mejorada. ILOILO City – The Supreme Court (SC) affirmedwith finality the conviction and imprisonment of blogger Manuel Mejorada overlibellous articles against Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon.  With due respect to the Supreme Court,Mejorada further said, the high court’s ruling against him did not tackle twoimportant issues he raised. “The Court resolves to deny the motion forreconsideration with finality, no substantial argument having been adduced towarrant the reconsideration sought,” the resolution, issued by the SupremeCourt’s Second Division on Sept. 2, 2019, read.  The high court, in its earlier ruling,stressed that “as correctly ruled by the Court of Appeals, the elements oflibel were sufficiently established by the prosecution.”  Aside from his blogs against Drilon, Mejoradaalso filed a graft complaint against the senator before the Ombudsman but thiswas dismissed for lack of merit. Pursuant to the rules, the records of the casewill be remanded to the Pasay Regional Trial Court, which will subsequentlyorder Mejorada to serve his sentence. Mejorada noted that during his trial, theprosecution presented only two witnesses – Drilon’s Chief of Staff and thesenator’s media liaison officer. Mejorada is facing five more libel charges. The Ombudsman stressed that contrary to theallegations of overpricing, the government was even able to save a huge amountof money allotted for the Iloilo Convention Center’s design.  The libel case stemmed from a series ofarticles written by Mejorada accusing Drilon of overpricing the construction ofthe Iloilo Convention Center.  Also a former provincial administrator ofIloilo, Mejorada is expected to serve his sentence at the New Bilibid Prisonpursuant to Republic Act 10575 or the Bureau of Corrections Act of 2013, whichcharged the Bureau of Corrections with custody and rehabilitation of national inmatesor those sentenced by a court to serve a term of imprisonment of more thanthree years. He was reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte’sTuesday night statement (Nov. 19) questioning the Iloilo Convention Center’scost after Drilon questioned the P50-million cost of the cauldron to be used inthe upcoming Southeast Asian Games that the country is hosting beginning nextweek./PN Neither could substitute for Drilon on thesubject of injury or damage to his honor or reputation, according to Mejorada. It further said that “it was notnecessary to establish that the publication was motivated by any malice sincethe articles were not privileged communication or fair comments; thus, maliceis presumed.”   Mejorada will serve an imprisonment oftwo years and four months and one day, as minimum, to four years and twomonths, as maximum, to be served simultaneously. The Iloilo Convention Center, now a primeconvention destination in Western Visayas, is credited for Iloilo’s rise as apremier MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) hub in thecountry. It narrows the latitude for members of mediain making criticism on the conduct of public officials and other accountablepersons, he said. First, he said, he was deprived hisconstitutional right to confront his accuser. “Having said that, I will bravely face theconsequences of my actions,” he stressed. But “there’s more than meets the eye,”according to Mejorada in a statement yesterday. “It paves the way for individuals to filelibel cases and not have to testify in court to be confronted oncross-examination,” he said. Second, he claimed the injury or damage toDrilon’s reputation or honor was not established because the senator did nottestify in court. “The DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program)funds poured into Iloilo City’s infrastructure and beautification projectsexceeded P3 billion. If asked by the national government to provide details, Iwill gladly do so,” according to Mejorada.last_img read more

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VP Mike Pence Visits Miami as UM tests COVID Vaccine

first_img“The COVID-19 pandemic is having a tremendous impact in South Florida and across the world,” said Dr. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, an infectious disease expert at the University of Miami who will lead the initiative. “We are testing vaccines with the goal of finding a safe and effective way to halt the spread of the virus.” The clinical trials will test a vaccine developed by National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators at the biotechnology company ModernaTX Inc.Prospective volunteers for the study will need to be at least 18 years old. A news release said the school plans to use community outreach and mobile operations to recruit from a wide variety of demographics. To register to volunteer, you can sign up by clicking here“We are committed to engaging people who represent the range of residents impacted by COVID-19 in South Florida by gender, age, race, and ethnicity, as well as those who are particularly at-risk because of medical conditions,” said Doblecki-Lewis. “This is how we will help ensure that any vaccine that is developed will be relevant for those who could benefit most from it.”Participants are paid for their time and inconvenience during what is scheduled to be a three-month study. Vice President Mike Pence visits the University of Miami today to discuss a possible coronavirus breakthrough.Mike Pence will visit the University of Miami, where clinical trials are getting under way on a vaccine.About a thousand people will be part of a clinical trial involving a vaccine developed by Moderna. The university’s Miller School of Medicine is taking part in the “Phase 3” trial of the vaccine.Pence will take part in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and members of the Miller School of Medicine along with researchers on what could help in the ongoing battle: https://t.co/hpMa8fMdDq— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) July 27, 2020last_img read more

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Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

first_img August 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid’s group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe’s top club competition.The last eight is scheduled to begin in Lisbon on Wednesday amid tight health safety protocols to prevent a coronavirus outbreak from derailing the competition’s finale. The semifinals and Aug. 23 final will also be played in Lisbon.Other clubs involved in the quarterfinals have not reported any positive tests among its players recently. Associated Press Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved. It said both people who were infected had been isolated at their homes.Atlético, which was expected to travel to Lisbon on Monday, said it immediately informed health authorities in Spain and Portugal about the positive results, as well as UEFA and other soccer bodies in both countries.It said in a statement that the entire group that was set to travel will be tested again, and that the team’s schedule is being altered to allow the new tests.Atlético is set to face Leipzig on Thursday in the last eight.The quarterfinals start on Wednesday with Atalanta facing Paris Saint-Germain. The other one-game series will involve Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich on Friday and Manchester City vs. Lyon on Saturday. The matches will take place at two stadiums in Lisbon.Earlier this week Atlético had to cancel a friendly of its women’s team after a positive test within the group.Atlético said that, after the Spanish league season had ended, the club asked for all Spanish teams still involved in European competitions to keep voluntarily following the league’s health safety protocols. It said UEFA only required one negative test from each member of the group within 72 hours of the trip to Lisbon, but the team had been testing its members weekly and was still working with the health safety inspector assigned by the Spanish league.Atlético said a total of 93 people had been tested the day before the squad returned to training on July 26, and the first team and those in close contact with it were tested again last Sunday, with all results coming back negative.Atlético is seeking its first title in Europe’s most lucrative club competition. It lost the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals to city rival Real Madrid. It was also runner-up in 1974, losing to Bayern Munich. Diego Simeone´s team was eliminated by Juventus in the round of 16 last season. ___ More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzonilast_img read more

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Crusaders to host El Dorado tonight; Duke wrestlers lose league opener; WMS scores; and weekend scheduleIn

first_imgJV Girls7:30 p.m. WHS WrestlingClearwater tournament by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington will be hosting El Dorado Friday night. The Crusader boys, 4-4, will be attempting to break a three-game losing streak against the Wildcats, who currently are 1-8 for the year. The Wellington girls, at 3-5, will be battling the Lady Cats, who are 3-6.The girls varsity starts at 6 p.m. with the boys following at about 7:30 p.m.In other news…Wellington wrestlers lose to Mulvane. The varsity Wellington wrestling team lost to Mulvane 48-34 in the opening of the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV dual season there Thursday eveningThe results are as follows:106 – Bush, Mulvane won by default.113 – Schmidt, Well. pinned Pollard, 2:30.120 – Mosses M pinned Wolf 5:34.126 – Houser M pinned Heacock, 1:04.132 – Brownley M won by default.138 – Scantin M pinned King 3:30.145 – DeJarnett W pinned Sutpkin 1:30.152 – Cusick M pinned Struble, :28.160 – Elliott M pinned Bodkins 1:00.170 – Ast W major dec. Benefiel 10-1.182 – Hauglen W pinned Dillon 4:45.195 – Fair W pinned Duncan 3:40.220 – Brand W pinned McElvray 1:53.Wellington Middle School scores:The following are scores from Thursday’s games against Clearwater:8A Boys – Wellington 49 Clearwater 28Joe Ybarra 24, Andres Lara 10, DeAndre Washington 8, Grey Hatfield 4, Jacob Ewing 2, Michael Ledbetter8B Boys – Wellington 38 Clearwater 20Chance Hamel 9, Caleb Reichenberger 6, Chi Barton 4, Dakota Dry 4, Julian Burden 4, Nichols 3, Adam Farley 2, Brayden Higginbotham 2, Andres Lara 2, Drake Hendrix 28A Girls – Wellington 33 Clearwater 11Adrienne Norris 8, Taylor Meyer 8, Jacelyn Buck 4, Taryn Stoddard 4, Kileigh Peninger 3, Carrie Nuss 2, Camryn Ricke 2, Delaney Parkey 28B Girls – Wellington 26 Clearwater 08Arielle Pottier 6, Carrie Nuss, 4, Camryn Ricke 4, Delaney Parkey 4, Kileigh Peninger 2, KayCee Pennington 2, Lyrik Williams 2, Savanna Ybarra 27A Boys – Wellington 40 Clearwater 21Silas Popplewell 16, Zander Vargas 14, Blake Rausch 6, Isaac Hilt 47A Girls – Wellington 37 Clearwater 18Lindsey Scheufler 18, McKenna Jones 8, Kennedee Lara 4, Kylie Aufdengarten 3, Tori Lewellen 2, Natalie Henning 2Schedule for this weekend: Belle PlaineDouglass , home South HavenFlinthills , home Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down …… · 290 weeks ago Haydon pin at 182 thanks Report Reply 0 replies · active 290 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments SPORTS TEAMFri. Jan 16Sat. Jan. 17 Follow us on Twitter. WHS BasketballEl Dorado, home Varsity Girls6 p.m.center_img JV Boys6 p.m. Conway SpringsW. Independent , home ArgoniaCentral away C Boys4:15 p.m. OxfordElk Valley away WHS JV Wrestling Varsity Boys7:30 p.m. CaldwellCV-Dexter awaylast_img read more

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