Garnar said it is complicated to know when the machines will be in use locally. He said this is because not only does he not know when the machines will physically arrive, but more importantly, he is unsure of how long it will take to find and train the people to operate them. Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted Monday the outbreak stemmed from “a Broome County pub”. Neither he nor local health officials have identified a specific pub as the source. “Stop going out to restaurants or bars in large groups of people; just stop that right now,” he said. “Go out with one or two other people but do not go out in large groups, because that’s what we’re seeing with this particular cluster is large groups of people are going out and that’s how it’s spreading.” Garnar called upon residents to act responsibly and limit their contact with others. (WBNG) — After a huge spike in cases, state resources are coming to the Southern Tier to attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. Broome County Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News the county will be receiving rapid testing machines, capable of producing results in 30 minutes. Garnar said the number of cases in the county has tripled recently, up to an all-time of 180 active cases as of Tuesday. He added many of the new cases are tied to a large cluster on the west side of Binghamton. The county executive said the rapid testing machines will first be used to help identify more potential cases from the cluster; eventually, they will be available to anyone in the region. All of the machines combined will be able to conduct 100 tests a day, Garnar mentioned. It will take roughly 25 people to run the machines seven days a week.
As you know, we have had a lot of snow days already this year. Previously, we knew what happened to the school days–they had to be made up. This year may be an exception because of bitter cold. However, my concern is from the coaches standpoint. How do I get in my practices? When I was the head coach, this was much more simple to control. The principal simply said “if you can practice without causing undue danger to the athletes, go ahead.” This meant that except during the blizzard we normally got our practices in. Some times we had to do it minus a player or two because of where they lived. Today it is not that simple. First of all, the school corporation is liable for anything that happens during a school scheduled activity. This means that they could be involved in a law suit if a student was involved in a wreck on the way to practice. Who knows what might happen if someone were to get hurt on their way to or from practice today. Lawsuits were rare in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, but now they are common. The school system might even be sued if a son/daughter doesn’t make an athletic team, so who knows what might happen from an accident or injury. This means that most of the schools in our area have had as few athletic practices as they have had school days. This puts a lot of pressure on coaches whose jobs depend on wins and losses. Until the present climate changes, no one can afford to take a chance.
The football team of Bosnia-Herzegovina ranks 49th in the new FIFA rankings of the world’s best national teams announced on Thursday, Fena news agency reports.Belgium comes first, followed by France and Brazil.The opponent of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the barrage of the Northern Ireland national team is better placed and is in 36th position, while Slovakia is 32nd and Republic of Ireland 34th. The UEFA Nations League draw was held in Amsterdam on Tuesday, and the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the second season of the Nations League, will have in the Group 1 of League A national teams from the Netherlands, Italy and Poland as its opponents.Groups of League AGroup 1: Netherlands, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, PolandGroup 2: England, Belgium, Denmark, IcelandGroup 3: Portugal, France, Sweden, CroatiaGroup 4: Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine, GermanyThe group stage matches of the Nations League are scheduled for September, October and November 2020.