Jackson Middle School students given face masks, school supplies before returning to class

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Google+ TAGSBlack Lives MatterBLMdonationface masksfreeGreen Shieldhand sanitizerIvory Koast TeesJackson Middle SchoolKuert Concreteschool suppliesSouth Bend By Brooklyne Beatty – October 8, 2020 0 309 center_img Twitter Jackson Middle School students given face masks, school supplies before returning to class Previous articleA more civil tone during Vice-Presidential debateNext articleFootball Fridays continue in downtown South Bend Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest Jackson Middle School students will be stocked with face masks, hand sanitizer and school supplies as they head back to in-person classes next week.The middle school received a donation of both school supplies and pandemic safety items from a list of local organizations, including PPE manufacturer Green Shield, Kuert Concrete, the South Bend Chapter of Black Lives Matter and Ivory Koast Tees, according to ABC 57 News.The items were distributed to each student in drawstring bags to prepare for classroom learning. Students return to class on Monday, October 12. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Biden blasts Trump as ’embarrassment’ over racist group row

first_imgTrump ‘misspoke’ Biden also knocked Trump for failing to speak directly to the US public about their plight during the Covid-19 crisis, which has killed more than 206,000 Americans.”Does your president have any idea or understand what you’re going through? Biden asked. “Or does he just ignore you, look down on you, lie to you?”After the president failed to explicitly condemn white supremacists, Senator Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the US Senate, said Wednesday that he believes Trump “needs to correct” his comments.”White supremacy should be denounced at every turn. I think the president misspoke, and he needs to correct it,” Scott told reporters.”If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak,” Scott added.Trump spent much of the debate time interrupting Biden, accusing him of being controlled by the “radical left” and trying to get under his skin with comments about his son Hunter’s past business affairs.The former vice president mostly kept his composure and went toe-to-toe with Trump for the full 90 minutes, attacking his handling of the pandemic, race relations and the economy.Tuesday’s showdown in Cleveland allowed Biden, 77, to rebuff Republican claims that he doesn’t have the stamina for the White House job.Trump earlier had insinuated that Biden is too old for the job and his mental faculties have been diminished by age.An exasperated Biden variously described Trump as a “clown,” a “liar” and “Putin’s puppy” while telling him at one point to “shut up, man.”Snap polls on the debate performances of the presidential candidates leaned towards Biden, who withstood a barrage of barbs from the 74-year-old Trump while delivering some of his own.A CBS sampling of 1,039 likely voters who watched the televised debate had Biden edging Trump by 48 percent to 41 percent — a margin similar to that of national polls heading into the November 3 election. Topics : After his assertive performance Biden launched a whistlestop train tour Wednesday through battleground states Ohio and Pennsylvania where he renewed his criticism of Trump.”The president of the United States conducted himself the way he did — I think it was a national embarrassment,” Biden said in Alliance, Ohio.He fiercely attacked Trump’s failure to make a clear and forceful denunciation of white supremacist groups or the far-right Proud Boys, instead giving a shout-out to the male-only militia group by saying they should “stand back and stand by,” and that the real problem is “far-left” extremists.”My message to the Proud Boys and every other white supremacist group is: cease and desist,” Biden said. “That’s not who we are. This is not who we are as Americans.” ‘Meltdown’While Biden’s camp was praising their candidate’s performance Wednesday, Trump took to Twitter to lash out at Fox News host Chris Wallace, the moderator, claiming he had joined forces with Biden and ganged up on him.Biden responded with a tweet depicting Trump as a crying baby.The Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Trump’s debate behavior demonstrated why she had recommended that Biden not debate him at all.”You saw a political nervous breakdown, a meltdown,” Pelosi said on MSNBC. Trump “has never respected the dignity of his office and he demonstrated that last night.” The Cleveland debate was scheduled to be the first of three before the election but the acrimonious debacle led to calls by some commentators for the two others to be cancelled.In an interview with CNN, Biden’s running mate Senator Kamala Harris suggested it was unlikely that the Democratic nominee would bow out of the next debates.”Joe Biden’s never going to refuse to talk to the American people,” Harris said.Trump was to attend a fundraiser Wednesday and address an outdoor campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota, a Midwestern state narrowly won by Hillary Clinton in 2016.The next debate is scheduled for October 15 in Miami.center_img Trump, in an apparent attempt to tamp down outrage over his comments, called on the group to “stand down”.”I don’t know who Proud Boys are but whoever they are they have to stand down,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Stand down, let law enforcement do their work,” he said. “Whoever they are, stand down.” Democrat Joe Biden branded election rival Donald Trump a “national embarrassment” on Wednesday for failing to explicitly denounce white supremacist groups, as the president moved to quell the storm sparked by his remarks on the debate stage.The bitter adversaries returned to the campaign trail one day after their off-the-rails showdown in Cleveland made headlines less for the substance than for its unrestrained chaos.The toxic shout fest — with Trump constantly interrupting and Biden launching personal attacks — even prompted the overseeing Commission on Presidential Debates to announce it would be imposing new measures to help moderators “maintain order” at the upcoming two debates.last_img read more

CWI Targeting September for SA Tour but Sweating on IPL

first_img“With no flight flights between South Africa and the UK which is the obvious route for them to travel, at this moment it’s not something South Africa have been able to confirm to us. But we’re talking to them regularly and we hope for good news soon.” CWI chief executive Johnny Grave “We obviously hear and read that India are trying to get the IPL towards the back end of September either in India, which I know is their preferred choice or the UAE, which is their back up choice but there’s been no announcement on that yet. If the tour goes ahead, Grave said the template being utilised by the CPL where games will be played in a single jurisdiction, would be mirrored so as to limit movement of players and personnel in the ongoing COVID-19 environment. All CPL matches for the upcoming tournament will be played in Trinidad and while Grave said CWI were still in discussions over the venue for the South Africa series, he backed the Caribbean’s ability to successfully execute the various bio-secure protocols required. He continued: “It will be dependent on the IPL. South Africa have a number of their Test players who have IPL contracts whereas this current Test team we don’t have any IPL players in. And with the New Zealand limited overs tour carded for July 8-19 also put on hold, Grave said CWI remained hopeful over the South Africa series and were continuing their dialogue with Cricket South Africa. “Whether we can get the full tour in or we’re going to have to look at a split tour between the Tests and the T20s, we don’t know. However, with the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) in the process of finalising dates for the rescheduled IPL, CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said any tour by South Africa would have to accommodate the lucrative T20 tournament, especially with several of their players involved. “We very much hope that South African will be able to come here in September for either a T20 only tour or a Test only tour at the very least.” “I think moving does create challenges in terms of bio-security but also in terms of ensuring that all of the measures that we would want put in place can be adhered to, and then obviously changing countries involves different procedures and measures in terms of Ministries of Health and National Security. He continued: “Certainly, in terms of our medical panel, in terms of our sports science and medicine manager, I’ve got all the confidence that we’ve got the medical practitioners and the cricketing operations staff that are used to operating cricket and therefore I’m pretty confident that we’ll be able to adhere to any government protocols and do everything we can to ensure player safety which is always going to be our number one concern.” South Africa were expected to play two Tests and five Twenty20 Internationals from July 23 to August 16 before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced a global cessation of cricket. Due to COVID-19, CWI have already been forced to postpone several home series. South Africa Women were scheduled to arrive for a One-Day International tour from May 30 to June 10 while South Africa A had been expected to tour from June 10 to July 9 for three four-day “Tests” and five one-dayers. “So it’s a huge operational challenge if we have to have long tours that need multiple venues and therefore cannot be hosted in one country.” “I think very much like the Caribbean Premier League we would be looking to host South Africa in one country,” Grace explained. “CPL finishes September 10. We hope very much that South Africa will follow immediately after that. CMC BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Cricket West Indies are eyeing September as a possible window for the hosting of South Africa’s rescheduled tour of the Caribbean but said the staging of the Indian Premier League would be the final determinant of when the series will be played. “The plan as we are working on now is that the players would come home [from England], they will have the weekend at home. Those that are in the Caribbean Premier League will head down to Trinidad on probably August 3rd so it’s a quick turnaround,” Grave told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guests cricket show. “We won’t be able to play Test cricket against South Africa during the IPL – Cricket South Africa have made that very clear to us. They’ve got a commitment to their players to allow them to go and play in the IPL.” With the Caribbean Premier League expected to be staged from August 18 to September 10, CWI hope South Africa can follow immediately afterwards with the series to be staged in one territory in a bio-secure environment. “At this stage, we hope that’s the case (South Africa will tour) but I can’t confirm at this stage,” the Englishman said.last_img read more

AFE sends its 10,000 members an action protocol against coronavirus in the workplace

first_img2.2.- Stoppage of the activity by decision of the workers In the event that the provision of services in the workplace involves a serious and imminent risk of contagion by coronavirus, and in application of the provisions of the aforementioned article 21 LPRL, in section 2, also workers can interrupt their activity and leave the workplace. Workers and their representatives may not suffer any harm arising from the adoption of the measures referred to in the preceding paragraphs, unless they had acted in bad faith or gross negligence. For the purposes of points 1 and 2 above, it is necessary to take into account the definition that article 4.4 of the LPRL itself gives of a “serious and imminent” risk: ‘Every aspect that it is probable that it will materialize in the immediate future and could be a cause of serious health for all the workers in the job. ” In the case of an exceptional situation, in which the company is required to carry out an additional prevention activity and specifically designed to cope with it, the interpretation to be given to the “situation of serious and imminent risk” must be a restrictive interpretation. In relation to the analysis of the severity required by the precept, if there is a risk of contagion, and regarding the harmful consequences of exposure to the virus, it can be affirmed that, if this possibility is real, its existence will be presumed in general. However, and with regard to the immediacy of the risk, the mere assumption or the social alarm generated are not sufficient to understand the requirements of the norm fulfilled, and an assessment without subjective appraisals must be made, taking exclusively into account reliable facts that lead to to understand that the continuation of the labor activity supposes the elevation of the risk of contagion for the working people. It is necessary to bear in mind, also, the foreseen in the article 44 LPRL on the possibility that the Labor Inspection has of paralyzing the works and tasks.3.- Preventive measures: In general, the ordinary protection duties established in the occupational risk prevention regulations must be applied. The company’s duty to protect implies that it must guarantee the safety and health of the workers at its service in all aspects related to work that are under its direction, that is, under its control capacity. In any case, companies must adopt those preventive measures of a collective or individual nature that are indicated, where appropriate, by the prevention service in accordance with the risk assessment, that is, depending on the type of activity, distribution and specific characteristics of the activity that the company carries out. Among the measures that can be adopted in accordance with the indications of the prevention service and always in accordance with the recommendations established by the health authorities, are the following: a) Organize the work so that the number of exposed workers is reduced, establishing rules to avoid and reduce the frequency and type of person-to-person contact. b) Adopt, where appropriate, specific measures for particularly sensitive workers. c) Provide information on hygienic measures, such as frequent hand washing, not sharing objects, ventilation of the workplace, and the cleaning of surfaces and objects. In this sense, companies must make the necessary hygienic material available to workers, and adopt the necessary cleaning protocols.On the other hand, ensure that their employees strictly follow the following advice also issued by the WHO:Wash hands frequentlyCover your mouth with a tissue or elbow when coughing or sneezingUse disposable tissuesDo not shake hands, reduce external contactDo not touch your face or eyesOnly use a mask if you have symptoms of being infectedAvoid crowdsWe must remember that in this all WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, because even if there are no symptoms, any Club employee can be a carrier of the virus and infect his colleagues, loved ones and his surroundings, the measures established by the health authorities must be followed in a disciplinary manner. HEALTH IS NOT PLAYED”. The Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) is aware of everything that its members may need in a moment of anxiety before this crisis of the coronavirus that affects world soccer. For this reason, it has sent a protocol of action to its more than 10,000 affiliates to follow rules and guidelines in the workplace.The full statement is as follows:“The Association of Spanish Soccer Players has sent its more than 10,000 members an affiliate protocol of action, following the instructions set out in the labor guide of the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, in relation to the crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus. The guide sets the following guidelines, mandatory for all citizens:1. Introduction: Coronaviruses are a wide family of viruses that normally affect only animals. Some have the ability to transmit from animals to people. SARS-CoV-2 is a new type of coronavirus that can affect people. It was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. As the Ministry of Health points out in relation to the protection of workers at risk of exposure to the new coronavirus, it is necessary to start from a series of premises: a) Coronavirus is a virus previously unknown in human pathology. b) Isolation measures, in the cases investigated, constitute the first protection barrier for both the affected working person and the rest of those susceptible to contact with the patient. The latest global events that have led the world to a serious health crisis, Classified by the WHO as a pandemic due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, it is imposing both governments and the rest of the institutions dependent on them, to take hitherto unknown measures to cut the contagion of the population and ensure its health. and sports institutions cannot be oblivious to it, and must assume the responsibility of taking the necessary measures advised by the competent authorities, to ensure that they avoid occupational risks, which in this case are the spread and spread of infection among their workers and workers.2. – Prevention of occupational risks. Protection of the health of working people2.1. Stoppage of activity by company decision Companies can adopt organizational or preventive measures that temporarily avoid situations of social contact, without the need to paralyze their activity. However, and for when this is not possible, in accordance with the provisions of article 21 of law 31/1995, of November 8, Prevention of Occupational Risks (LPRL), and regarding the risk of contagion due to coronavirus, when workers are or may be exposed to a serious and imminent risk on the occasion of their work, the company will be obliged to:Inform as soon as possible about the existence of said risk,Take the measures and give the necessary instructions so that, in case of serious and imminent danger, the working people can interrupt their activity and, if necessary, leave the workplace immediately. In application of this rule, companies must proceed to paralyze work activity in the event that there is a risk of contagion by coronavirus in the workplace, despite the activation of measures that allow the development of work activity as an alternative. Once the competition has been postponed, and in view of the serious and imminent risk of contagion, we consider that the Clubs / SADs, in accordance with the instructions that are being carried out by the health authorities, should replace the collective training sessions with a individual training plan that the footballer can follow until circumstances allow a return to group training with safety for the health of the footballers.last_img read more

PVL: Banko beats Tacloban for first win in q’finals round robin

first_imgHyapha Amporn led Tacloban with 12 points with Jovielyn Prado and Patcharee Saengmuang combining for 16 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ BanKo notched the first win in the quarterfinals after dispatching Tacloban in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Perlas Spikers started off the six-team round robin quarterfinals ahead at 1-0 while sending the Fighting Warays to the opposite.ADVERTISEMENT Standhardinger playing through ‘a lot’ of pain Fiba 3×3 World Cup Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Creamline and PayMaya finished as the top two seeds in the eliminations with 6-1 and 5-2 records, respectively, and received automatic berths to the semifinals.Lakia Bright had a game-high 19 points to lead the Perlas Spikers while Jutarat Montripila and Nicole Tiamzon had 13 and 10 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBanKo finished its preliminary round campaign with a 3-4 record that featured four straight losses in the middle of its run.“I think the players really wanted to shake off that poor form in the preliminaries,” said BanKo head coach Dong dela Cruz in Filipino. “They want to start the quarterfinals on a strong foot.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View commentslast_img read more