It’s been an especially difficult time for bars and restaurants who depend on dine-in services. “Sales are down but we’re trying to accommodate to our customers’ needs. We’re providing free delivery of our full menu and beer and online ordering, which is new to us. So we’re trying to adjust to the times to try and stay in the business during what is a difficult time for our industry,” said head brewer Nick Hall. “We saw a need for both local businesses and healthcare workers, providing people with means, really providing both industries in one,” said Hall. “It’s been really nice to see the overwhelming support we’ve received from both businesses and individuals so far.” Meals have also been delivered to other places with front line workers. For more on the coronavirus click here. It started a GoFundMe page accepting donations from the public to buy meals from other restaurants. “The goal is to provide at least a small boost in revenue during a difficult time to small businesses to keep them afloat until this whole thing is over or until there is some more government assistance. And hope to provide at least enough to keep some service industry jobs going during the crisis,” said Hall. “The people who work in nursing homes are really protecting our most vulnerable. The first place we delivered to in terms of a nursing home was Susquehanna which has positive covid-19 there so we thought that was a great place to donate some food to, show them that the community has their support,” said Hall. Helping two industries through one initiative, and all made possible by the generosity of the community. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The coronavirus has forced many businesses to close their doors in recent weeks. If you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe page, click here. The meals purchased are being delivered to healthcare workers in our area including staff at Lourdes, Binghamton General, UHS Wilson, along with EMS crews. Water Street Brewing Co. in downtown Binghamton is one of many places that has had to adapt to restrictions and guidelines. Thus far, meals have been donated by Water Street Brewing Co., Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Parlor City Vegan, Alexander’s Cafe, Nezuntoz, Garage Taco, and The Shop. Despite being a tough time, Water Street Brewing Co. is using its resources to help the community.
Italy introduced yesterday mandatory testing on covid19 for all who come to Italy from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain. News which of course unfortunately immediately resulted in the return of Italian tourists as well as the cancellation of reservations. “One of the main reasons for these mild clinical pictures is that mostly young people are infected, but they must be responsible for others not for themselves. They move among others, they may have to be with the elderly and the sick, with their household”Pointed out Alemka Markotić, director of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases“ Dr. Fran Mihaljević added you “I appeal to young people to try to realize that they do not have to give up entertainment completely, but they must be responsible, they must keep their distance, respect hygienic measures… I ask young people who have always and everywhere been leaders in good things to curb those numbers. ” There is intensive communication with all colleagues, including colleagues in Austria and Slovenia. It is most emphasized that the epidemiological situation is viewed through the counties selectively. For now, we have no announcement that Austria will put Croatia on the red list, said Minister Davor Božinović and added: “Most of the work is done to point out the specificity of certain situations in the regions. The situation is not the same in counties where more than half of the patients are sick today and in some others. Most of the Croatian counties are in the green while only three counties are in the red zone”Bozinovic added. The Italian government has announced that all costs related to providing protection against COVID-19 will be reimbursed to citizens. For this reason, Italians are likely to practice testing in their country of origin, but we will soon publish a list by counties where Italian tourists can be tested for covid in Croatia. Currently, about 820 thousand tourists stay in Croatia, or at the level of 68% compared to last year. Most tourists are in Istria County, followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Split-Dalmatia and Zadar County. Also, today the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced warning for travel to Croatia. However, there are no bans for now, but they recommend not to travel to Croatia. Currently, most new cases are in Zagreb and the Split-Dalmatia County. Most of the infected in Zagreb returned from summer vacations, and they are younger people, about 2/3 of them were at sea and stayed at larger gatherings in night bars that work after midnight, said Krunoslav Capak, reports Večernji list. Robert Koch Institute: Croatia is among the largest exporters of corona to Germany In the past 24 hours, 208 new cases were recorded, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is 961. According to the RKI data for August 11, currently 260 cases of covida19 have been imported from Croatia, while the last report from yesterday (August 13.08) does not list imported cases. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) publishes daily reports on the state of the coronavirus pandemic in Germany with relevant information on the number of new infections, etc. Among the data that can be found in the daily report RKI for August 11, Croatia clearly stands out as one of the countries from which coronavirus is mostly “imported” to Germany, reports Index.hr
Sharing is caring! Share 14 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet LocalNews Lack of sexual health information for men is the main problem -Professor Green by: – October 21, 2011 Image via: menhealthtips.comThe lack of information for men about sexual health has been highlighted as one of the main problems affecting the male population.Dominican Professor, Laura Serrant-Green, made the remarks while delivering a Public Lecture on the topic “Men’s Sexual Health: an Essential Part of their Mental Health” at the UWI Open Campus last night.She says men are at a disadvantage in maintaining proper sexual health.“The essential elements of good sexual health are equitable relationships. It includes sexual fulfillment -in whatever way you want it to be-and it also includes access to information so that you can avoid the risk of unintended pregnancy, illness or disease. We all have a right under the world health organization to have access to equal information. Where is the information for men?” she questioned.According to her, there is no information for men.“If we were in a situation where we had laws and status and policies which said men’s health is as important as women’s health, if we had promotional advertisements on the television I would say that there are things in place but doctors are not giving the information. But they don’t exists,” she said.Professor Serrant-Green believes that women are given the priority over men and that must change. The lecture was the Dominica Nurses Association as a method of educating citizens of Dominica on their health. This is in keeping with its belief that the health of a nation is a major contribution to its social, economic and educational growth and development.Professor Serrant-Green who was this year’s feature speaker at the Dominica State College’s 9th Commencement Ceremony is one of only 10 black professors in the United Kingdom. She is a nurse by profession and is of Dominican parentage, her parents being from St. Joseph.Dominica Vibes News
Wisconsin middle linebacker Culmer St. Jean and the rest of the Badger defense will have to keep eyes on Pryor at all times if they hope to slow down the Buckeye offense at Camp Randall Saturday.[/media-credit]En route to a 5-1 start this season, the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers have faced a number of talented quarterbacks.Against Arizona State, Wisconsin was reacquainted with former Michigan nemesis Steven Threet. In the Big Ten opener at Michigan State, UW encountered Kirk Cousins. Last weekend in the Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the Badgers squared off against Minnesota’s Adam Weber.As good as those signal callers may be, however, one thing Wisconsin hasn’t seen in 2010 is a player with the pure talent of Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.“If you get out of your pass rush lane, he’s going to beat you real quick because he’s fast, he’s quick and he sees his holes,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “So, we need to learn how to pressure the quarterback, and that’s what we’ve been working on all week – without getting out of our lanes.”Saturday night, Camp Randall Stadium will get to test its lights out in the first – and only – night game of the season. Increasing the magnitude of the showdown will be the presence of ESPN and its famous College GameDay pregame show. Yet, the task remains simple for Wisconsin – shut down Terrelle Pryor.“Oh my gosh, I got jacked up immediately,” safety Aaron Henry said of hearing the OSU game would be played at night. “People started calling me, making sure they had tickets and everything, man. …Any time there’s a night game here, man, people love Madison. It’s going to be a crazy atmosphere. But it’s an extra incentive; the number one team in the country is coming here. It’s going to be big for both parties man, it’s going to be big for both parties.”Indeed, the Buckeyes took over the No. 1 ranking after Alabama fell to South Carolina last Saturday. As has been the case for most of his two-plus years in Columbus, Pryor has been Ohio State’s biggest weapon. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 233 pounds, Pryor also has the speed and mobility of a running back, epitomizing the menace of a dual-threat quarterback.Thus far in 2010, Pryor has lived up to every bit of the hype, throwing for 1,349 yards, 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions, good for a 170.47 quarterback rating. On the ground, the Pennsylvania native has gained 354 yards on 57 carries (6.2 yards per) and has rushed for 3 touchdowns. Impressively, Pryor has zero fumbles this season, a testament to improving on his turnover-ridden 2009 campaign.“This year, I would say he’s a whole lot smarter than he was last year,” Henry said. “He isn’t making lazy throws like he was last year, but it’s still a whole bunch of opportunities there. A lot of announcers have announced him as one of those guys to go out there and make plays. He’s become a better passer, and I think he’s become a better passer because the wide receivers, they put him in good situations.”After seeing Pryor throw 11 interceptions last season, seeing his decision-making improve only magnifies the natural intimidation he provokes. So, then, how can Wisconsin expect to stop him?“We just need to get pressure on him and kind of get him rattled, and hopefully he’ll make some mental mistakes,” Watt said. “There’s not much difference between quarterback to quarterback; if you get pressure on them, they’re gonna get a little bit rattled, so that’s what we need to do.”Against an Ohio State offensive line that has allowed 13 sacks this season – tied for second-worst in the Big Ten – the Wisconsin pass rush will have to significantly augment its pressure. The Badgers have sacked the quarterback 12 times this season – tied for second-best in the Big Ten – and will look to do the same against Pryor.However, Wisconsin’s defense has been prone to giving up big plays, something that Pryor surely will aim to exploit.“We’ve got to play within ourselves,” defensive coordinator Dave Doeren said. “We’ve got to be gap-sound, we’ve got to be smart in coverage and we’ve got to have that quarterback pinned in.”Outside of Pryor, the Buckeyes’ running game has not produced much this season. OSU’s leading rusher, Dan Herron, has ran for 355 yards – only one more than Pryor. Consequently, the Badgers may be able to devote their defensive line – particularly ends Watt and Louis Nzegwu – even more to contain on Pryor.“We really focus on contain,” middle linebacker Culmer St. Jean said. “That’s one of the big things. Just keeping him contained and allowing him to stay in the pocket and hopefully we get pressure and allow our d-line to get sacks.”While Wisconsin hasn’t faced anything close to the dual-threat that Pryor presents, the Badgers did receive a taste in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl. Against the favored Miami Hurricanes, Wisconsin held quarterback Jacory Harris to 188 yards on 16 for 29 passing. Most importantly, though, were Harris’ rushing stats: Nine carries for negative-one yards.“Nothing against Jacory Harris, but Jacory Harris is one of those guys who likes to sit in the pocket and just throw the ball,” Henry said. “Jacory Harris, there wasn’t a time in that game where he threatened to run. I think with Terrelle Pryor, you have a running back, but you also have a quarterback that can play running back. This guy gets outside the pocket, and he can be dangerous.”At Ohio State last year, Wisconsin found itself in a defensive struggle for most of the game – but still lost 31-13. Pryor finished with 35 rushing yards – despite a gross yardage of 59 – on 10 carries, but was only five for 13 with 87 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. This season, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel and his staff have opened up the playbook more for Pryor, putting him on pace to pass the ball 306 times, which would be a career-high.“They’re getting closer to 50-50, that’s for sure,” Watt said of OSU’s run-pass breakdown. “You can see it this year. They’re giving No. 2 a little bit more freedom. If they want to go pass first, that’s fine because that opens up more opportunities for pressures and sacks.”Along with preventing big plays, getting those pressures and sacks will be the principal focus for Wisconsin as it aims to slow down Pryor. Stopping him altogether may prove to be near impossible, especially with the season he has been putting together, but the Badgers plan to use every opportunity to force Pryor into making mistakes.“My coach was talking today, he was like, ‘A lot of times, teams who come in with a big name, other teams allow the logo on their helmet to beat them.’ Just because they’re Ohio State, a lot of teams will be afraid or scared because they have Terrelle Pryor and they have a big ‘O’ on their helmet,” Henry said.“But this is Big Ten football, man. We live for moments like this. So, I’m just looking forward to it and I’m going to try to embrace the situation and take advantage of every opportunity that’s presented my way.”