New York School Districts Plan For Reopenings That May Not Happen

first_imgImage via New York State Governor Pool Feed.NEW YORK CITY — All 700 school districts in New York State are developing reopening plans for a reopening that may not happen for longer than first thought.During a press conference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said safety of pupils and students will be the biggest factor is any decision on reopening the thousands of schools across the state.“We want kids back in school for a number of reasons, but we’re not going to say children should go back to school until we know they’re safe,” Cuomo said. “There are 700 school districts in this state. The state has directed all 700 school districts to develop a plan on how they would reopen,” Cuomo said, emphasizing the word “would.”“There has been no decision yet as to whether we are reopening schools, we obviously would like to.” He added “We don’t yet know if we’re going to reopen.”Casinos and movie theaters will remain closed “as of now”, Cuomo said.The COVID-19 numbers are much better in New York, the governor said, adding he understands people’s frustration with the phases and rules.“What it means, since we started reopening May 15, the numbers have actually declined since we started reopening,” he explained. “Every expert warned us on the reopening that you could see numbers going up. You monitor the number of cases and control the phased reopening to keep the cases down and that’s just what we’ve done the last seven weeks.”As research continues, things change regarding COVID-19, Cuomo cautioned. He warned that airborne transmission has become a greater factor than surface transmission.The worst that could happen, however, is a new spike in infections and deaths, Cuomo said, calling out what he sees as two threats that could cause a new spike in New York.People becoming complacent about masks, social distancing and their actions is the first threat, he said.“That is a real threat and that is a threat that I am concerned about, Actions have consequences. Our success was a function of our action. I understand people are fatigued. We’ve been doing this for 128 days. I get it, but it doesn’t change the facts.”He said the second threat is people coming to New York from the 38 other states showing a spike and a renewed infection rate.“This is a frightening situation across this country,” he said.“That’s how the virus got here to begin with. It got on a plane in Europe and it landed in JFK and Newark. No one knew it at the time,” he said. “An outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere.”Cuomo also continued to fault President Donald Trump for the spike and the issues in several states.“Somehow COVID has become a political issue, which I’ve never heard of a virus becoming political,” he said.Trump is denying the seriousness of COVID-19 for some unknown reason, Cuomo charged.“We’re not the United States of denial. We admit the problem and then we overcome the problem.”The governor charged that Trump is enabling COVID-19 through his denial of its seriousness and refusal to use a mask.“Mr. President, don’t be a co-conspirator of COVID,” Cuomo said.”Tell people it exists, it’s a major problem, it’s going to continue until we admit it and each of us stands up to do our part.”“The President says a lot of things. They are not necessarily  facts, they are not necessarily true. He makes up facts, he makes up science,” he said. “He won’t wear a mask because he doesn’t want to admit there’s a COVID problem, why I don’t know.”Cuomo said Trump is facilitating the virus and enabling the virus. Share: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)last_img read more

Patchwork of pot laws compounds credit union headaches

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Credit unions are poised to go green in 2019 – and they don’t mean championing the environment.Marijuana will be legal in more than half of the states next year. In some states the drug will only be available for medicinal use while voters in other places have approved laws decriminalizing the drug for recreational use as well.Even though there is a growing number of credit unions willing to bank marijuana companies, the drug remains illegal at the federal level. That means any financial institution attempting to serve legal pot businesses does so with the uncertainty of how the Department of Justice may choose to enforce current law.last_img read more

LMC Reschedules Five NPFL Matches

first_imgThe League Management Company (LMC) have rescheduled five matches in this season’s Nigeria Professional Football League.The match day 29 fixture involving Rivers United and Ikorodu United which should have been played on July 31 will now come up on August 11 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.An auto crash involving Rivers United on Thursday necessitated the change in date for the fixture which could have seen the Port Harcourt club go level on points with Wikki Tourists at the summit of the NPFL standings if they defeat Ikorodu United.Meanwhile, four outstanding fixtures involving the champions, Enyimba, have also been rescheduled.The Peoples Elephant will now face Sunshine Stars in Port Harcourt on August 3while their outstanding game against Wikki Tourists will now be played onSeptember 7.RESULTSAkwa Utd 3-0 WikkiEnyimba 1-1 RangersTornadoes 2-1 Abia Warriors3SC 2-1 SunshineIfeanyiUbah 2-1 Kano PillarsLobi 3-0 Warri WolvesMFM FC 0-1 Plateau UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

GARDA ARMED UNITS ‘NOT UNUSUAL’ SAY OFFICERS

first_imgTHE presence of an armed garda unit in Co Donegal over the last few days is ‘not unusual’ senior officers say.The Regional Response Unit has been on patrol in the east, north and south of the county over the past week.Patrols have taken place in Inishowen, Lifford, Raphoe, Ballyshannon and Donegal Town. The Northern Region unit patrols are used regularly in the Border counties. GARDA ARMED UNITS ‘NOT UNUSUAL’ SAY OFFICERS was last modified: October 21st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Armed Response UnitGardaREGIONAL RESPONSE UNITlast_img read more