Swine flu precautions urged for travelers

first_imgIn light of the current threat of swine influenza in Mexico and certain US states, the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Council is urging Vermont s tourism industry to remain alert to the symptoms of the flu, while realizing that health officials are taking all necessary steps to help treat those individuals and contain the disease before it spreads.  Of the 64 cases identified nationwide, there have been no deaths reported from this influenza strain in Vermont or the US.Of course, Vermont s businesses should ensure a high level of sanitation at all times, and implement strategies and precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of employees and guests.These precautionary measures include the use of common sense to help cease the spread of swine flu, complying with food and health regulations, and seeking up-to-date facts to help make informed decisions.  The Centers for Disease Control has set up a web page with current information and resources at: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/(link is external).As of April 27, there have been no reported cases of swine influenza found in any public lodging facility in the US. The National Restaurant Association has set up a webpage with important swine flu information for restaurateurs at: http://www.restaurant.org/swineflu/(link is external).  It is important to note that one can not contract swine flu from eating pork.Travelers will be looking to the tourism industry to help them make these decisions, and all businesses can work together to help people continue to travel. If you do receive cancellations due to the threat of swine flu, please let us know.The Vermont Chamber continues to monitor the impact of tourism to Vermont through our partners on a federal level, including our congressional delegation, and the National Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, National Tour Association, and US Travel Association.last_img read more

DOF sheds 1996-built platform supplier

first_imgNorwegian shipping company DOF has sold one of its platform supply vessel to an undisclosed client. DOF said in an Oslo Stock Exchange filing on Friday it had sold and delivered the PSV Skandi Marstein to a new owner on Thursday.The sale will not have any significant liquidity impact or impact on the accounts, said DOF.The Skandi Marstein is of an MT 6000 design. Since its delivery to DOF in 1996, it has been operating in the North Sea. According to the company, the vessel has been in lay up since late autumn 2017.The sale is in line with DOF Group’s strategy to divest the oldest part of the fleet. Also as part of its divestment plans, DOF in November sold one of its anchor handling vessels.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Pirates Fall Short Against Yellowjackets In Season Finale

first_imgIn their last regular season game of the season, the Greensburg Pirates traveled to Morristown and fell 3-1. The first 15 minutes were all in Morristown’s favor as the they found the back of the net 3 times. While Greensburg played with high intensity throughout the remainder of the game, they couldn’t recover from the 3-0 hole. The second half went much of the Pirates’ way, as they saw many of their scoring chances come in the second half. They were able to trim the lead to 3-1, when senior Nicholas Zapfe found the back of the net for the Pirates with under 15 minutes left to play. The Pirates were lead by Zapfe who had 5 shots, 4 on goal, Vincent Pavy who had 3 shots, 2 on goal, and Grayson Newhart, Collin Springmeyer and Joseph Pacilio who each had a shot on goal. Senior Mason Ponsler finished the game with 6 saves for the Pirates. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUpdate on the latest in sports: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOBIT-PAT DYEFormer Auburn coach dead at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Auburn football coach Pat Dye has died at the age of 80. Dye took over a downtrodden program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power.The Lee County coroner says Dye died Monday at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver failure. His son, Pat Dye Jr., had told ESPN.com recently that the former coach had been hospitalized in Atlanta for kidney-related issues. He also said his father had tested positive for the coronavirus but had been asymptomatic.In 12 years at Auburn, Dye posted a 99-39-4 record. He also coached at Wyoming and East Carolina.MLB-NATIONALS-MINOR LEAGUE STIPENDSNationals change course, pay minor leaguers full stipend — Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month. The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.MLB-DYKSTRA-DARLING LAWSUITJudge dismisses Dykstra defamation suit against DarlingNEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has dismissed Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, the pitcher’s ghost writer and a pair of publishers.Dykstra’s suit followed the publication of Darling’s book, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game.” Darling accused the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Justice Robert D. Kalish wrote Dykstra’s reputation “for unsportsmanlike conduct and bigotry is already so tarnished that it cannot be further injured by the reference.”,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img June 1, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have changed course and are telling their minor leaguers they will receive their full weekly stipends of $400 through June.The team’s decision comes after Washington reliever Sean Doolittle tweeted that the team’s major league players would cover a planned cut in those payments from $400 to $300.A text message sent by the Nationals to players in the minors and forwarded to The Associated Press reads: “Upon further internal discussion, you will receive your full stipend of $400 per week through the month of June.” The text says further payments will be decided on a monthly basis.Here are other sports stories related to the coronavirus:— The Big 12 Conference says its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The conference says each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14. Associated Press last_img read more

76ers’ Jimmy Butler expected to decline player option, report says

first_imgButler, 29, would easily become a highly coveted piece should he enter the market as an unrestricted free agent. The four-time All-Star is an elite, two-way wing who averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the 76ers in 2018-19 — after forcing his way out of Minnesota last November.He elevated his play in the postseason and averaged 19.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists en route to Philadelphia’s Eastern Conference semifinals appearance. But the 76ers ultimately lost to the Raptors in seven games. Butler’s leadership and composure in the clutch was essential to their playoff push, though. Related News “Knock on wood, I will get a max contract no matter where I go,” Butler stated at his exit interview last month. “You always want to be able to win. I think that’s key, for sure. You’re looking at coaches, you’re looking at the city. There’s a lot that goes into it.”The Lakers are reportedly interested in acquiring Butler to pair with superstar LeBron James. But other teams like the Nets and Knicks have also been mentioned in conversations regarding his next stop. Hi Kawhi, Gasol arrives and the Bucks stopped: Key moments in the Raptors’ title run Warriors’ desire to re-sign Klay Thompson ‘doesn’t change’ because of ACL injurycenter_img Philadelphia was expecting Butler to decline as he’s made it clear he’d like to pursue as much money as he can. It appears like Jimmy Butler could be preparing to test the free agency waters.The 76ers guard is expected to decline the player option in his deal with Philadelphia, according to a report from Yahoo Sports, which cites unidentified league sources. Butler has until June 29th to opt out of the $19.8 million he’s set to receive in the final year of his five-year contract he signed in 2015 as a member of the Bulls.last_img read more

Basketball Africa League (BAL): Transcripts of All Star 2020 Game Players (Sunday February 16,…

first_imgAdvertisement lz83NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs69bx5mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eds( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 55b8Would you ever consider trying this?😱hr2Can your students do this? 🌚9aoRoller skating! Powered by Firework . Giannis, why was it important for you to have your brothers, Pascal Siakam and Joel Embiid on this team and picking them, given your African heritage, and what was it like to share the floor with them and what message does it send to the world about the talent from that continent?Advertisement GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO: Obviously, it meant a lot to me. Obviously they’re from Africa. Bam Adebayo also. I don’t know if he claims his African side. He says he’s half African, but okay. It’s really important. Obviously, Africans are really hardworking people. I’ve played with Joel in the past. I love playing with him. Siakam, I’ve never had the chance to play with; that’s why I picked him. Obviously it can send a message that Africans unite, we have one another’s back.Advertisement Q. With all the global success of the NBA, I mean, this year we’ve been 400 or more foreign journalists, do you think with the launching of the African league, the NBA African league, don’t you think NBA should also organize an NBA All-Star in Africa? And would you be interested in taking part in such an event? African FRANK VOGEL: Well, it’s a great idea. I don’t know if it’s been discussed or not with our League Office. I’m sure it has. They think of everything. If that were to take place, it would be great for the global nature of our game, and I would be first in line to sign up for something like that. That would be pretty awesome.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more