SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 04, 2020 Gov. Wolf Provides Business Guidance as Counties Move to Yellow Phase on May 8 Press Release, Public Health To continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tom Wolf today provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties slated to move to the yellow phase of reopening on May 8. All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.“Businesses in the 24 counties that may reopen beginning May 8 must take precautions to protect their employees, their employees’ families, and their communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “First and foremost, businesses that have been operating using telework must continue to do so to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 until the stay-at-home and business closure orders are fully lifted when we enter a “green” phase.“All businesses, but especially those that were closed completely during the red phase under the business closure orders, need to carefully review this guidance and commit to ensuring the health and safety of their employees and their communities.”Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.In counties that have been designated as in the yellow phase, all businesses, except those categories specifically listed as remaining closed in the governor’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania, are permitted to conduct in-person operations, as long as they strictly adhere to the requirements of the guidance.The guidance includes specific information on cleaning and disinfecting premises, limiting the number of employees in common areas and customers on premises, providing masks and sanitizing supplies for employees, installing shields or other barriers at registers and checkout areas to physically separate cashiers and customers, and creating a plan in case a business is exposed to a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19, among other provisions.The full guidance can be found here.Businesses that have questions about whether this guidance applies to them may contact the Department of Health at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).View this information in Spanish.
GREG DIXON/Herald photoHead coach Lisa Stone and the Wisconsin Badgers have talked the entire season about how important a complete team effort is to their success. In Tuesday’s game against UW-Milwaukee, their mantra proved true as the Badgers’ bench outscored the starters 39-32.Leading the way off the bench was junior forward Mariah Dunham with a team-high 16 points, who also made a crucial 3-pointer with just 1:30 left in regulation to give the Badgers the lead.“Thankfully, we were able to go to our bench,” Stone said. “If you look at the bench scoring we got 39 points off the bench, and that’s pretty special.”Dunham has played well in the Badgers’ past few games as she returns from a back injury that kept her out of the first two games of the season. With the opportunity to watch the team play for two games and now play with her teammates, she sees how important a complete team effort is to the Badgers’ success.“[My] back is actually doing really, really well. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Dunham said. “Emotionally, I’m just really, really proud of the team. I’ve never been on a team that’s focused so much on the team. It doesn’t matter who starts … as long as we got the win.”As the Wisconsin offense stalled in the second half with the pressure defense from UW-Milwaukee, Dunham was able to come in off the bench and make some shots to get the Badgers rolling.“Mariah gave us a lift,” Stone said. “Their zone made us sputter, but I thought Mariah was effective, not only from the three, but also slashing into the middle and getting on the offensive boards for us.”Also making a big impact off the bench for UW was freshman guard Jade Davis. In the midst of a first half scoring drought for Wisconsin, Davis sparked the Badger offense, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and going 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to help the Badgers take a 29-18 lead into halftime.“Jade’s couple of threes in the first half opened it up for us,” Stone said. “We were getting shots off, but they [were] not going in, and Jade knocks down a couple of threes.”Davis finished the game with 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field. She also recorded two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes of play off the bench.Panthers steal momentum in second half with defensive changeDespite leading by as many as 16 points with just 11:15 left in the second half, the Wisconsin Badgers just couldn’t seem to put UW-Milwaukee away. The Badgers let the Panthers steal the momentum and send the game to not one, but two overtimes and leaving the Panthers with an opportunity to win the game at the buzzer.The biggest problem for Wisconsin was the defensive change UW-Milwaukee made after the second media timeout of the second half. As the Panthers turned up the pressure on the Badgers, the game’s momentum shifted and the Panthers seized the opportunity.“I felt like we just got Wisconsin off the rhythm that they were in,” UWM head coach Sandy Botham said. “That zone really was effective. Basketball is all about momentum, [and] we were able to get the momentum back on our side.”The Badgers were caught off guard by the defensive change, leading to turnovers and missed shots offensively, which in turn led to Panther scoring opportunities.“I think it was a good move on their part to switch up their defense,” junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie said. “They kind of threw it at us, and I think we just kind of sputtered with it.”Compounding the Badgers’ troubles against the Panthers’ zone and three-quarter court trap was early foul trouble in the second half. Before reaching the second media timeout, Wisconsin had already reached the penalty, giving UW-Milwaukee the opportunity to shoot free throws on every foul the rest of the way.The Panthers made the most of it, shooting 11-for-16 from the line in the second half and overtime.“Our players really fought and put themselves in a position to beat the Badgers on their home court,” Botham said.Despite letting the Panthers take control of the game with pressure defense and strong shooting — UWM shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half — the Badgers battled back and found a way to deal with the change in defensive pressure.“After a while we found where the open shot was,” D’Alie said. “Most likely, on the two-on-one side, if you could get the ball in the corner you’d have an open jumper. I think, after a while, we found out how to work it.”
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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Aspecificname 66p · 392 weeks ago I can’t wait to see their plaque on the billboard of fame! Great job team and Newscow for reporting it!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSSupporter · 392 weeks ago Congrats & Good Luck at State! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 392 weeks ago Wow Wellington. Here is a positive story dealing with how well Wellington has done scholastically and we have two comments. Last week a silly squabble generated more than 50. Why is that? Report Reply 1 reply · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Yes & No · 392 weeks ago Yes Aspecificname, on the billboard and yes Cueball, where are the comments. Congrats to scholar bowl team and good luck. I will be there Saturday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Connie Hartman · 392 weeks ago I knew several of these fellows when the were at Lincoln Elementary and they were a delight to observe then. They had a table of boys that would have ‘book studies’ in the library. It was exclusive as you had to have read the book to sit at the table. What a joy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago Very impressive ladies and gentlemen! Best of luck to you this weekend!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down A WHS Fan · 392 weeks ago So great for Wellington HS to have a top team! Hope they go all the way! Hope the home folks give them lots of support! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 392 weeks ago Way to go, guys! Good luck at the next level. Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Blessed Mom · 392 weeks ago Way to go, Wellington Crusader Scholars Bowl Team!! Finally some recognition for academics instead of athletics, although I enjoy watching both! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down paula mortimer · 392 weeks ago Congratulations and good luck to all! Report Reply 0 replies · active 392 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” What is currently the most successful team at Wellington High School?If you guess anything that includes a ball you would be wrong.This year’s Wellington High School Scholars Bowl team is off to state. And the Crusaders won’t have to travel far – in fact they won’t travel at all. Wellington is the host of the Class 4A state meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at noon.The team consists of:Â Alberto Chandler, Cameron George, Matt Hughes, Billy King and Devin McCue. And the team qualified after placing third out of 14 teams this week at the regional meet at Wichita Collegiate last Thursday.The WHS team is made up of senior boys who finished behind Rose Hill and Wichita Collegiate Thursday to qualify. The top three teams advance to state from four regionals. There are 12 teams in the state meet.Wellington will be placed in a pool with six teams. Those in Pool A include: Lindsborg – Smoky Valley, Rose Hill, Hesston, Topeka Hayden, Louisburg and Wellington. Those in Pool B include: DeSoto, Concordia, Basehor-Linwood, Wichita Collegiate, Fort Scott and Pittsburg.The Crusaders have not qualified for a State Scholar’s Bowl since 2009.DeSoto is the defending Class 4A state champions.For Sarah House, who has been the WHS Scholars Bowl coach for 12 years, this will be either her fifth team to go.She said this is one of her most unique group of scholars. For one thing, she has never had five starting seniors. Also, it’s a team that has given her fits. They are good, but have had the propensity throughout the season of finishing just one place out of medalling or placing. For example if there was a first and second place medal to be won, Wellington would place third.But things changed when the scholar’s bowl team placed second in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV meet.“I told my mom this team may be peaking at the right time,” House said. “I knew going into regional they could do something special.”Sure enough, the Crusaders would qualify for state at the regional in Collegiate. But they didn’t make it easy on themselves. They qualified by the skins of their teeth. Rose Hill won the tournament. And the Crusaders finished in a three-way tie with Wichita Collegiate and Winfield which all had 7-4 record in round robin contests in the tournament. The top two teams would go. The other would stay home.Collegiate had a plus-20 on tie breaking points based on the number of questions answered correctly. Wellington was at 0 and Winfield was at a negative 20. Thus Collegiate placed second and Wellington finished third. Winfield stayed home.“The tiebreaker was the equivalent of two questions answered correctly by Wellington and two not answered correctly by Winfield,” House said. The scholars team consists of five members and two alternatives, who are Mady Foster and Darius Jones.On Saturday, each team in each pool will play one another in pool play. The top three in each pool will then advance to the next round to play for all the marbles. Wellington could possibly play 11 rounds.“I’ve been telling them to relax and have a good time, but not to relax too much,” House said.As far as Wellington hosting, this will be the fifth time Wellington has hosted a state meet since House arrived here 12 years ago.“I’ve been trying to find anyone and everyone to help out,” House said. “There will be a lot of people here Saturday.”The scholar’s bowl is open to the public. Just don’t hoot and holler like it’s an athletic endeavor. Even though it is sure to be exciting.
The first day of school in Palm Beach County is a week away and the Palm Beach County School District wants students and parents to be prepared.Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy, along with other school district leaders, will hold a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. to discuss the upcoming school year and new initiatives in the district.All Palm Beach public schools start classes on Monday, Aug. 12.Find your child’s school bus stop here.School security is a top priority in Palm Beach County. The district recently satisfied the state mandate requiring a police officer or armed guard posted in every public school.That mandate was a direct result of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018.
Facebook114Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Capitol Land Trust530 acres in upper Schneider Creek watershed protected… forever Wynne family completes gift to southwest Washington valued at over $2 millionThe Wynne Farm Photo Credit: Greg MennegarThe entire 530-acre Wynne Farm has now been conserved, protecting most of the upper Schneider Creek valley, announced Capitol Land Trust today. The Wynne Farm is one of southwest Washington’s signature working-lands properties, containing a vibrant mix of forests, streams and wetlands. The Wynne family sustainably harvests trees, while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. Forests on the property protect Schneider Creek, a vital salmon stream that empties to the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve on Totten Inlet, along Puget Sound in Thurston County.Seven years ago, Tom and Charlene Wynne donated a conservation easement to Capitol Land Trust on 355 acres of their sustainably-managed tree farm. Today’s announcement recognizes the signing of a second conservation easement on an additional 175 acres in the incredible Schneider Creek valley. Now, the 530-acre property will never be subdivided or developed.“The family—from Tom’s parents to Tom and me—wanted to ensure the property never got broken up and developed, and wanted to keep the property as wildlife habitat,” said Charlene Wynne.The farm’s forested hillsides rise steeply from the valley floor, where hayfields, flooded in part by beavers, provide habitat for native amphibians. Hawks and other raptors look from overhead for movement in the grass, and elk, cougar and other large mammals feed along the edge of the forests and fields. Streams flow for 3.5 miles through the property, tumbling down from the hills to empty into wetlands along the valley floor. This clean, cool freshwater flows through the Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve and estuary, to the benefit of salmon and the health of Puget Sound. Conservation of the upper Schneider Creek—when added to the Kennedy Creek Preserve— effectively protects about 10% percent of the entire stream system’s habitats.Tom and Charlene Wynne Photo Credit: Laurence Reeves“The Wynnes are true heroes in our community. They recognized the value of their lands – for open space, wildlife habitat and protecting our water – and made the ultimate commitment to ensure these values remain for future generations. Completing this conservation agreement also took the help of the County and many Capitol Land Trust members and is a testament that conservation is critical to our community’s well-being,” said Amanda Reed, Capitol Land Trust’s Executive Director.Funding to complete the conservation easement process and to ensure long-term stewardship of the land was provided by Thurston County’s Conservation Futures Program, Capitol Land Trust members and the SteamboatConservation Partnership, a unique collaboration between the Griffin Neighborhood Association and Capitol Land Trust.The Wynne family has owned property in the Schneider Creek Valley since 1916, and Tom and Charlene hold a powerful connection to the land. They lovingly manage the land as a tree farm, giving equal consideration to their family business and to the environment. Harvesting trees in small patches with 75 years between cuttings protects water quality and enables the property’s forests to remain healthy. In 1990, the Wynne Tree Farm was awarded the national “Green Tag” for sustainable forest management — only the fifth in the state to achieve this honor!Learn more about Capitol Land Trust at CapitolLandTrust.org.
CONQUEST FARENHEIT, ZAKAROFF, CISTRON & TACO ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASADENA STAKES AT MILE ON TURF; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES ENGAGED
THE $75,000 PASADENA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PST CONQUEST FARENHEIT: Originally based with trainer Mark Casse at Woodbine, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scatt Daddy pressed the pace in the 6 ½ furlong turf Baffle here on Feb. 20, prevailing by 1 ¾ lengths as the 7-5 favorite in his second start for Miller. A sharp second at 4-5 in the one mile turf Summer Stakes (Grade II) three starts back at Woodbine on Sept. 18, he’s been favored in all four of his lifetime starts and looks like the probable Pasadena favorite as he stretches back out to two turns. Additionally, he achieved a Pasadena-best 92 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Baffle. Owned by Rockingham Ranch or Littlefield, he’s 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $110,045. ZAKAROFF: A respectable fifth two starts back in the 1 1/16 miles California Derby on Jan. 21, this Kentucky-bred gelding by California-based Slew’s Tiznow stretched out to 1 1/8 miles on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta to win the Grade III El Camino Real Derby by a half length on Feb. 18 at odds of 48-1. With many options before them, Zakaroff’s connections appear to have chosen a prudent path in trying grass for the first time in the Pasadena. A graded stakes winner on synthetic, Zakaroff can be expected to handle the turf well as he cuts back in distance a furlong. Ridden to victory in the El Camino Real Derby by Kyle Frey, he’ll get the first-time services of Joe Talamo on Sunday. Owned by longtime Specht client Antone Metaxas, Zakaroff is the leading money earner in the field with $148,120 accumulated from an overall mark of 6-2-1-1. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2017)–With eight out of the 10 runners engaged coming off recent wins, Conquest Farenheit, Zakaroff, Cistron and undefeated Taco all figure prominently in Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes, for 3-year-olds at one mile on the Santa Anita turf.With trainer Peter Miller’s Conquest Farenheit and Steve Specht’s Zakaroff both coming off last-out stakes wins, John Sadler’s Cistron, comes off a gutty allowance win over the course. Throw in Efren Loza, Jr.’s Taco, unbeaten in four starts, his most recent triumph a minor turf stakes at Sam Houston Park, the Pasadena looms a completely wide-open affair and quite possibly the best betting race on the nine-race program. TACO: Unbeaten in four starts, two at Gulfstream, one at Fairgrounds in New Orleans and most recently a 1 1/16 miles turf stakes Sam Houston Park on Feb. 25, this Kentucky-bred colt by Gio Ponti looms the biggest question mark in the field in what will be his Southern California debut. Based at Gulfstream Park West (formerly Calder), Taco would appear to have the right style in what appears to be a speed-laden lineup as he’s rallied from off the pace in all four of his wins. Owned by Kathleen Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti and Daniel Alonso, Taco has earnings of $82,800. CISTRON: A gate to wire winner one mile turf allowance winner here on Feb. 5, he made the lead two starts back when third, beaten three quarter of a length in the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes two starts back on Dec. 30. Triple Crown nominated, this Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor broke his maiden at a mile turf three starts back on Dec. 4 and appears on edge for Sunday’s Pasadena. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC or Little Red Feather Racing, Cistron could be hard pressed to make the early lead if Conquest Farenheit opts for a similar trip. With an overall record of 5-2-0-2, he has earnings of $80,889. Big Sky Logan–Corey Nakatani–120Taxman’s Quest–Flavien Prat–120Ritzy A. P.–Victor Espinoza–120Ky. Colonel–Mike Smith–120Taco–Jesus Rios–124Cistron–Tyler Baze–122Monster Man–Rafael Bejarano–120Conquest Farenheit–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Zakaroff–Joe Talamo–124Bird Is the Word–Kent Desormeaux–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.