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Child care centers receive cleaning supplies

first_img“Any support they get is essential to help them with their business right now,” said Jennifer Perney, the Child Care Resource and Referral Director for the Family Enrichment Network. “They have lowered enrollment so they aren’t getting as much income so this is just a little something we can do to help them financially.” JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Staff at the Family Enrichment Network spent the day distributing PPE and cleaning supplies to child care programs throughout the area. Organizers say the supplies are funded by New York State as part of the CARES Act. They are meant to help centers that are struggling to keep up with new regulations in place due to the COVID-19 crisis. center_img Perney says the supplies were distributed to more than 100 programs in Broome, Tioga and Chenango Counties.last_img read more

Lionel Messi mocked for scruffy appearance in Gabon

first_imgLionel Messi has been ridiculed for wearing ripped denim shorts and a t-shirt during a high-profile visit to Gabon.The Barcelona star was asked to visit the West African state by the president as a symbolic gesture at the site of a new football stadium in the city of Port-Gentil.The Argentina striker, who has won the Ballon d’Or four times in his career to mark his status as the best footballer in the world, arrived in torn denim shorts and a t-shirt to meet a delegation of officials.Joined by former Barcelona star Deco, Messi lay the first stone on the construction site for the new stadium – something which president Ali Bongo was delighted to take credit for.”When I was in Barcelona a few years ago, I met Messi who had told me that he would come to visit me in Libreville,” said President Bongo.”It’s a promise he had made me and he is a man of honour, who just kept his word.” While Messi’s appearance made him the figure of fun for many, there were some who felt it showed a poor attitude towards Gabon for what was a big event. –last_img read more

Germany to play Netherlands despite Paris attacks

first_imgGermany’s friendly against the Netherlands on Tuesday will go ahead as planned, despite the German team still being shaken by the deadly attacks in Paris, the world champions said on Sunday.Germany were playing France in Paris on Friday as a wave of attacks was unleashed across the city, killing 129 people.”The message is clear. We will not be intimidated by terror,” said interim German FA chief Reinhard Rauball in a statement, following a meeting to decide whether the game in Hanover would go ahead.”For the team to play against the Dutch only a few days after the terrible experiences in Paris is a necessary signal.”The Germany players and staff had spent Friday night holed up inside the stadium before leaving straight for the airport on Saturday morning.”The entire team, players coaches and staff are still shocked,” team manager Oliver Bierhoff said in the statement. “But we all know how important it is to send a signal as a national team in favour of our values and culture.” Lower Saxony minister for sport Boris Pistorius said every precaution would be taken by security staff to ensure it was a peaceful event where families, who bought tickets weeks ago, could feel comfortable.”I welcome the decision by the DFB to play the game after discussions with Lower Saxony security officials. There are no reasons that would force us to cancel the game,” Pistorius said in a statement.”We also want to send a signal that these cowardly terrorists cannot run our lives.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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