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Cuomo Administration To Fight Court Ruling That OK’s 50% Wedding Capacity

first_imgPexels Stock Image.ALBANY – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration plans to fight a court ruling that said limits on the size of parties for weddings or receptions violated the U.S. Constitution.A couple sued to have their wedding in Akron with more than the 50 people allowed under the Governor’s Executive Order.They say the rules of reduced capacity for a restaurant should have applied to their big day.“The governor laid out his argument very clearly on the difference between attending a wedding versus going to a restaurant and we’re going to continue to pursue that in court,” said New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday. “Our objective is to protect New Yorkers from the spread of infection.” A federal judge in Syracuse issued a preliminary injunction against the state and county.The ruling allows wedding reception halls to operate at the same level of service as restaurants, which is 50 percent capacity for indoor dining.The State’s initial order only allowed up to 50 people attend the wedding. 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

27 Plant doctors

first_imgBy Holly ThorntonUniversity of Georgia Whether you’ve got flower problems or diseases eating away at your small grains, we can help. The Homeowner Integrated Pest Management Plant Disease Clinic is the plant specialist. If you’ve got plant problems your University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent can’t diagnose, they send it to us.The Homeowner IPM Plant Disease Clinic is a diagnostic laboratory operated by UGA’s plant pathology department. It’s managed in conjunction with the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic. Your plants will be taken care of by Holly Thornton – that would be me. I’m your general lab diagnostician. I am also the homeowner integrated pest management specialist and handle all management recommendations regarding diseased homeowner plant samples. In addition to homeowner plant samples, the following types of plant disease samples are processed in the Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic: commercial ornamental, fruit, and turf; forestry, Christmas trees, legume forages, wood rots, mushrooms, urban ornamental landscapes and small grains. In order to submit a plant sample for disease diagnosis, call or visit your local Extension office. For directions to your Extension office, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1, a number that will connect you directly with your county’s office. It’s best to call first so the county Extension agent can inform you of correct sampling procedures for your specific plant problem. This will help you collect the appropriate type of plant material before driving to the Extension office. Many times, county Extension agents can diagnose plant problems in their offices. County Extension agents attend plant pathology trainings regularly. Many of the plant diseases they identify are common problems here in Georgia. In addition, most county offices are equipped with microscopes and supplies needed to diagnose plant disease problems. Oftentimes, a plant sample is packaged and shipped to the diagnostic lab for diagnosis. This is especially true if the plant disease is an unknown or new disease problem, if a county agent is out of town or if the agent is new to the position and unfamiliar with the plant disease problem. Once the diagnostic laboratory receives the sample, we try to provide a diagnosis and recommendation to your Extension agent in a timely manner. Hopefully, this can be done in a week’s time. The agent then contacts you with personalized recommendations. There is a processing fee of $10 for all homeowner samples submitted to the diagnostic clinic. Additional information can be found at our diagnostic clinic homepage at Volume XXXIIINumber 1Page 27 last_img read more

Jones Beach Air Show Lineup Includes Thunderbirds

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York After a hellish winter that buried Long Island in a deluge of snow and brought record-breaking bone-chilling temperatures, this may very well be the most anticipated Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in recent memory.On Friday, local officials gathered under a picturesque sky to ring in Memorial Day Weekend—the unofficial start to summer—and the iconic air show, which welcomes aerial teams from across the nation that will perform mind-boggling maneuvers for revelers on the beach.This will be the 12th such air show at Jones Beach, one that has become “the family tradition of Long Island,” said Wayne Grosse, president and CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the nonprofit institution that sponsors the show.The weekend show is expected to draw upwards of 200,000 people on both Saturday and Sunday given the generous weather forecast, officials said. Forecasters are predicting sunny skies Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the mid-60s and low-70s, respectively. Both shows run 12-5 p.m.Those hoping to attend the event are advised to arrive early.The show will include acrobatic performances from the acclaimed U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, this year’s headliners, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, legendary pilot Sean D. Tucker, the Air National Guard, GEICO Skytypers and other demonstration teams. Making its debut all the way from Europe is the Breitling Jet Team, officials announced.Jim Record, 67, of the GEICO Skytapers, said his Long Island-based squad performs 14 shows annually but said this is one of his favorites.“It’s our homecoming air show,” he said, beaming with pride.The Skytypers will fly six World War II-era North American SNJ-2 fighter planes, of which there are only 12 remaining in the world. The Skytypers fly the aircraft in honor of the “greatest generation,” Record said.The Thunderbirds will soar over Long Island in F-16s. Lucas Buckley, the squad’s representative, called it an “honor to be here” and to connect the public with its military.Hundreds appeared eager to get a jump on the weekend festivities. Groups of people parked picnic chairs on the boardwalk and on the beach, looking forward to watch the aerial teams practice their mind-blowing stunts. Men and women alike shed everyday attire for bathing suits, despite a noticeable breeze.Others browsed tents selling Thunderbirds shirts, souvenirs and air show toys, while some adults chose to soak in the sun with a cold beer.Jones Beach has recently gone through reconstruction during the off-season. New bathrooms in Field 6 will be ready for the huge crowds and the central mall’s mosaic was refurbished for the first time in three decades. Food service will also be available at Field 6 this weekend, and a more expansive menu should be unveiled later in the summer.As he documented the revitalization at Jones Beach, Wayne Horsley, regional director of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, said: “There’s nothing like it.”last_img read more

City faces £1.29bn investment challenge

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Gael Clichy explains why Arsenal could never replace Patrick Vieira

first_imgVieira set the standard in training (Picture: Getty)‘Either you say, ‘Wow this guy is the captain of the club, has won this, won that, if he is training like this I cannot do less. I will not be better than him because quality is quality but in terms of commitment and hard work, I have to match that.’‘Then you have those players who will think, “If this guy is behaving like this there’s no way I can catch him up so there’s no point for me to train”.‘Unfortunately, I have seen players behave like this and have that attitude.‘For me on my side I always thought, “If these guys are doing this, I cannot allow myself to do less”. Again, it is not about quality but it is about commitment in training. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I do feel that when Patrick left, we had great players coming in, but that space he had within the team, within the club, was perhaps too big to fill for any player.’The last time Arsenal won a league title was in 2004 when Vieira was still at the club, with Mikel Arteta now at the helm.Arsenal have experienced a steady decline in recent years and Arteta has been tasked with making up an eight-point gap in their final ten games of the 2019/20 campaign to qualify for next season’s Champions League.The Gunners resume action against Manchester City on Wednesday having played their last match on March 7.MORE: Arsenal gear up for Manchester City by losing to Brentford in friendly at the EmiratesMORE: Orkun Kokcu breaks silence on his future amid Arsenal transfer interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Vieira was a leader at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Gael Clichy has admitted Arsenal found it impossible to replace Patrick Vieira when he left the club.Vieira was Arsene Wenger’s right-hand man, captain at the club, spending nine years at Arsenal and winning three Premier League titles.Clichy played with Vieira for two years and the pair were part of the Invincible’s squad which went undefeated in the league in the 2003/2004 season.Vieira joined Juventus in 2005 and Clichy explained why Arsenal struggled to replace the midfielder and the influence he commanded over the squad.ADVERTISEMENT‘Patrick was someone who, when he was on the pitch in training, I felt pressure,’ Clichy told Arsenal’s In Lockdown podcast. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Not because he was shouting at young players or because he was demanding too much, but just because of his charisma and the way he was.‘He was the guy putting in tackles and training as hard as anybody else so as a young player you have two ways of seeing this. Comment Advertisement Coral BarryThursday 11 Jun 2020 10:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link152Shares Gael Clichy explains why Arsenal could never replace Patrick Vieira Advertisementlast_img read more

Virgin Australia’s Danielle Buffier to sell Hamptons inspired home

first_imgImagine entertaining here at 7 Rowsley St, Greenslopes.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMcGrath Bulimba — Balmoral selling agent Ivana Reich has listed the property with a price guide between $1.050 million to $1.150 million. Ms Buffier has made the decision to downsize as the home is too big for her and her son. 7 Rowsley St, Greenslopes.Ms Buffier said the house would suit a family or professional couple who love to have people over. “It’s a house for quintessential Queensland living,” she saidThe two-level home has a swimming pool with a deck, and landscaped gardens. The kitchen area at 7 Rowsley St, Greenslopes.The kitchen, which is her favourite part of the home, is “open and welcoming”.“People love to share food here and I love to entertain,” she said.“It opens onto the deck where I have an outdoor pizza oven and views of the city.”center_img 7 Rowsley St, Greenslopes.When she’s not high up in the sky, Danielle Buffier can be found cooking up a storm in her kitchen at 7 Rowsley St, Greenslopes.The Virgin Australia construction and delivery manager has lived in the four-bedroom, two-bathroom Hamptons-inspired home for 11 years, renovating it for the past two.“It’s a complete rebuild, except for the shell,” Ms Buffier said.last_img read more

Schlumberger man to take on Borr Drilling CEO role

first_imgOffshore drilling rig owner Borr Drilling has named a new chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. Borr Drilling said on Monday that it announced Patrick Schorn as the new CEO with effect from 8 September 2020. “The combination of the first-class Borr Drilling people together with the youngest jack-up fleet in the industry serves as a unique foundation to solidify our position as an industry-leading jack-up provider”. Patrick Schorn; Source: Schlumberger Paal Kibsgaard, chairman of Borr Drilling, said: “We are pleased to announce Patrick as the new chief executive officer of Borr Drilling. He began his career withthe oilfield service provider in 1991 as a stimulation engineer in Europe andheld various management and engineering positions in France, United States,Russia, U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and Latin America. “We also want to thank Svend Anton for his leadership and strong contributions to the company since its incorporation and look forward to his continued support in the role as special advisor to the CEO.” “Currently the oil and gas industry is going through a challenging phase, however in this adversity also lies our opportunity. Schorn, the company’s chief executive to-be, said: “I am very honoured with the opportunity to be further involved in Borr Drilling and look forward to working with Svend Anton and the extended Borr Drilling team to deliver differentiating results for our customers and investors. This is not the first time that the offshore driller brought in Schlumberger staff to fill prominent roles in the company. According to the company, Schorn will succeed Svend Anton Maier who will remain with the company as a special advisor to the CEO. Schorn has been a director of the company since January 2018. “His extensive industry experience and his tenure as a director of the company make him ideally suited to take the company forward in a challenging operating environment. Schorn is currently the executivevice president of wells for Schlumberger. Before this, he held various globalmanagement positions at Schlumberger like including president of operations, presidentof the production group, president of well services, president of completionsand geomarket manager in Russia. The previously mentioned Borr chairman Kibsgaard was also an ex-Schlumberger man who took over the role from Tor Olav Trøim. It is worth noting that Maier was the CEO of Borr Drilling since the company completed the Paragon Offshore buy and the previous CEO Simon Johnson left the company in 2018.last_img read more

Poll: Assisted suicide opposition grows as evidence revealed (UK)

first_imgThe Christian Institute 30 July 2014Public opposition to assisted suicide grows dramatically when people are more informed of the arguments, a new poll has revealed.Figures show that many of those who initially express support for assisted suicide switch to opposing it when presented with evidence from places where the practice has been legalised.The ComRes poll found that 28 per cent of British adults who had supported the proposals switched to opposition when informed that vulnerable people may feel pressurised to end their life so as not to be a ‘burden’.InformedOne in five changed their minds when informed that there had been a steady annual increase of assisted suicide cases in countries like Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland and also a widening of the net to include people with chronic but not terminal illnesses.Overall opposition to assisted suicide rose from 12 per cent to 43 per cent as those surveyed considered increasing amounts of evidence about the nature of assisted suicide.The poll was published by Christian charity CARE (Christian Action Research and Education). read more

11 Burundi Police Injured in Grenade Attacks

first_img11 police officers have been wounded after several grenade attacks on several police posts on Friday night  in Burundi.  Authorities say that the attacks took place in the districts of Citiboke, Nyakabiga, Musaga and Jabe, which have been at the centre of weeks of unrest sparked by Nkurunziza’s bid for a third presidential term. The sound of explosions and heavy gunfire echoed across the capital on Friday night. Residents in the affected areas said they were unsure of who carried out the attack as some blamed the police and security forces of terrorising them. Burundi’s opposition says Nkurunziza’s re-election bid is unconstitutional and violates the Arusha Peace deal. Parliamentary elections are planned for June 29, ahead of the presidential vote on July 15.Residents in the affected areas said they were unsure who was behind the attacks, although some blamed the police and accused security forces of “terrorising the population”.Burundi’s opposition and activists say Nkurunziza’s re-election bid is unconstitutional and a violation of a 2006 peace deal that ended 13 years of civil war.last_img read more

Hong Kongers march in silent protest vs national security laws

first_imgA pro-democracy protester waves a pro-independence banner during a protest at the New Town Plaza mall in Sha Tin in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2020. REUTERS/LAUREL CHOR HONG KONG – Hundreds of Hong Kongers marched silently through the city’s streets on Sunday in protest against the looming national security legislation to be implemented by the mainland Chinese government. Riot police armed with shields were present as the crowd moved from Jordan to Mong Kok in the Kowloon district, as part of a ‘silent protest’, in which they marched but the usual chanting or slogan shouting was mainly absent. (Reuters)last_img