“We are seeing a reduction in the rate of growth but a rate of growth nonetheless,” Newsom, a Democrat, said at a briefing in Sacramento.”Hospitalizations and ICU [admissions] continue to be cause of concern in this state. That’s why we want everybody to double down on what we’ve been doing,” the governor said.Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrived to pitch in at strapped Southern California hospitals.”We really pushed up last week to our limits. If we had continued to see accelerating number of cases coming into the hospital, something would have to give,” said Dr. Allan Williamson, chief medical officer at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, east of Los Angeles. The coronavirus pandemic raged in Florida on Monday as the state reported more than 10,000 new infections for a sixth day in a row, but California saw improvement, with cases and hospitalizations beginning to stabilize after a surge.Florida has become the epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge, prompting the state’s teachers union to sue Republican Governor Ron DeSantis over his plan to reopen schools for in-class instruction.In California, which emerged as another coronavirus hotspot in July, Governor Gavin Newsom said new infections, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions were all still rising in the nation’s most populous state but not nearly at the pace of recent weeks. Topics : “So fortunately, the federal government, through the Department of Defense was able to step in and provide us some additional staffing, which has really helped us a lot,” Williamson said.The mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has more than once threatened to impose a new “stay-at-home” order in America’s second-largest city if trends were not reversed. California’s high school sports authority postponed fall competitions, including football, altering a rite of passage for many Americans.Trump tweets face mask photoFlorida reported 10,347 new infections on Monday, the sixth day in a row the state has announced over 10,000 new cases. Another 92 people died in Florida, increasing the state’s death toll to 5,183.DeSantis, who has been sharply criticized for his handling of the crisis, said over the weekend that positivity rates and COVID-19-related emergency room visits have been trending lower in recent weeks.New York, which has recorded far more deaths than any other U.S. state, 32,000, recorded only eight fatalities on Sunday.The total number of people hospitalized in New York for the disease fell to 716, the fewest since March 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Restrictions were eased slightly with zoos and the Statue of Liberty reopening as well as professional sports without fans.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, imposed new clamp-downs, including a ban on indoor service at bars and shutdown of personal services such as shaves and facials that require the removal of masks.”While we aren’t near the peak of the pandemic from earlier this year, none of us wants to go back there,” Lightfoot said in a statement.Metrics nationwide show a continued surge in the pandemic, with 32 states reporting record increases in COVID-19 cases in July and 15 states reporting record increases in deaths.The illness has killed 140,000 people in the United States and infected some 3.7 million, both figures leading the world.President Donald Trump, who had pushed back on mask requirements by state and local officials, on Monday posted a black and white photo of himself wearing one on Twitter.”We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance. There is nobody more Patriotic than me, your favorite President!,” Trump said in a tweet.Trump also said he would resume holding regular COVID-19 news briefings on Tuesday after stopping in April.
Swift’s Team Sky team-mate Lars Petter Nordhaug emerged from the chaos to win the first stage of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in front of huge crowds on the Scarborough seafront, but behind him several others were picking up the pieces. Almost a year on from the county hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, the 174km stage again saw thousands lining the roads but the day’s racing was defined by a huge crash after a brief shower created a slippery descent as the peloton approached Grosmont, high in the North Yorkshire Moors. There was a warning when Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise’s Tim Declercq, one of two riders in a breakaway, went straight on at a corner and landed in a hedge before remounting. But with no race radio, the peloton approached unaware and chaos followed as several riders hit the deck, led by Swift and his team-mate Ian Boswell. “It was just really slippy,” said Swift’s team-mate Philip Deignan. “Normally the roads here are quite abrasive but that was real shiny. It just came on really quickly, the shower, just as we were coming in and it’s a 20 per cent descent so it was probably the worst moment for it to happen.” As Swift headed off to hospital, his remaining team-mates tried to regroup amid the confusion and Deignan and Nordhaug managed to get themselves into a five-man break which got away on the final climb of the day out of Robin Hood’s Bay. It came down to a sprint on the seafront, with Nordhaug beating Europcar’s Thomas Voeckler and Stephane Rossetto of Cofidis. “It’s great to take the victory,” the Norwegian said. “With all the spectators here it’s massive and I feel like I’m riding at home riding for Sky. This is really great. “The team were so strong today, riding all day to make it hard. We were riding for Ben Swift but he crashed pretty hard which is a shame. Then I had to try and do something.” After time bonuses were applied, Nordhaug led the general classification by four seconds from Voeckler. Deignan finished fifth to sit 10 seconds down. “This is cycling, the highs and lows,” said Team Sky sporting director Rod Ellingworth. “The thing is we always said from the beginning if we lose Ben, Lars is the guy, he’s next in line so for Team Sky it’s worked out but it’s sad for Ben, his home race and he was well up for it.” The same crash which accounted for Swift also did for NFTO’s Eddie Dunbar, at 18 the youngest rider in the field. The Irishman, who had been first over the biggest climb of the day at Rosedale Abbey, was taken to hospital with a suspected broken clavicle. The attrition had begun when Giant-Alpecin’s Kittel, who won the opening stage of the Tour de France in Harrogate last year, climbed off midway through the stage having fallen more than six minutes off the pace. The 26-year-old was racing for the first time in two months after a virus and his lack of training was no match for the rolling roads, which seemed to catch out many riders as the peloton splintered. Sir Bradley Wiggins, competing for the first time for his eponymous development team, elected to ride conservatively and stay safe with his attempt at the Hour record scheduled for June. He eventually crossed the line in 96th, almost 15 minutes behind the winners. Saturday sees the peloton take on a 174km route from Selby to York, where a bunch sprint is anticipated, before a tough 167km stage full of climbing between Wakefield and Leeds coincides with a wet weather forecast on Sunday. “Tomorrow should be pretty straight forward with a bunch sprint but the third day, from what I hear, is pretty brutal,” Deignan said when asked if Team Sky can defend their lead. “Lars is obviously in good form so I don’t think we need to be afraid of anyone.” Swift injured his right shoulder in the crash, but Team Sky later confirmed he had not suffered any broken bones. “I’m devastated that I’ve had to withdraw from the race,” Swift said on the team’s website. “I fell heavily on my shoulder and knew straight away that I couldn’t continue. Thankfully nothing is broken so hopefully it won’t keep me off the bike for long. “Congratulations to Lars Petter and the team on the great win. The Yorkshire crowd were absolutely brilliant today and really spurred us on, so a big thank you to everyone who cheered us on.” Cycling’s much-anticipated return to Yorkshire proved a brutal one as race favourite Ben Swift and star sprinter Marcel Kittel were among several casualties on the road from Bridlington to Scarborough. Press Association
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Wellington 50 Clearwater 39 Clearwater28102â€”22 Wellington:Gilmore 2, Phelps 5, Reichenberger 7, Nance 22, Pettegrew 3, Snipes 8, King 3. Total: 16 (3) 9-20 50. Wellington11161013â€”50 Wellington12987â€”34 In the girls game, Wellington capped off a 13-7 season and an 11-2 run down the stretch. In the final half of league play, Wellington was 4-1 with its only loss coming in an overtime heart-breaker to Andale. And this was done without its second leading scorer Avery Rusk, who is out with a stress fracture.The game Thursday, wasnâ€™t their best. Wellington did what it had to do. It built a 12-2 lead in the first quarter and was in front 21-10 at the half. The Lady Dukes would be outscored 10-8 in the third but would outscore the Indians in the fourth 7-2 for the 12-point win.Lauryn Snipes led the Crusaders with 14 points. Follow us on Twitter. Clearwater: Cotham 5, Reibenspies 10, Klausmeyer 5, Oberlechner 2. Total 9 (0) 4-9 22. Clearwater691410â€”39 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” It was Senior Night at Crusaders gymnasium and although there wasnâ€™t a lot of poetic basketball, it was a good evening for the silver and red.Wellington boys would finally topple Clearwater 50-39. Earlier in the evening the Wellington girls beat the Indians 34-22.Now comes sub-state. The pairings will be released Saturday by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.â€œWe are back to square one,â€ said Brian Buchanan, Wellington head boy basketball coach. â€œWe are 0-0 and from this point forward it will be about who wants it the most.â€Â Both Wellington teams have a shot of winning their respective substates. The boys will be playing at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The girls will be playing at 6 p.m. on Friday. Both teams will await word on whether or not they will play Mulvane or Rose Hill.For the boys, Wellington has beaten the top seed Winfield team at its place already three weeks ago. If the Crusaders want to go to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina they will have to do it again.The Wellington girls will be the top seed going into the Winfield sub-state. They have won against all three teams during the regular season.On Thursday night, it was about finishing business.The Crusader boys finished the regular season at 10-10 with a victory over Clearwater. The Indians had beaten the Crusaders twice before, including the Chaparral Tournament Championship. One could argue those games were easily Wellingtonâ€™s worst games of the seasons.But Thursday, Wellington was pretty much in control. Having come off a last-second heartbreaker loss to Circle on Tuesday, the Crusaders were in no mood to lose another one. And they led this game from start to finish.Wellington opened with an 11-6 first-quarter lead. They built a 27-15 halftime advantage. Although Clearwater had cut the lead to six on a couple of occasions in the third, Wellington would re-up the lead to 37-29 going into the fourth quarter.Clearwater would stick around trailing by seven with 1:26 to play. But with the Indians being called for a 10-second violation, that would be all there was to write. The Crusaders would outscore Clearwater 5-1 in the final minute to win by 11.Trevor Nance led the Dukes with 22 points. Clearwater: Wells 2, Neises 14, Smith 2, Mills 5, Hall 9, Bates 7: Total 6 (6) 9-18 39 Wellington: T. French 5, Snipes 14, S. French 5, M. Adams 5, Zimmerman 5. Total 11 (2) 6-11 34 Wellington 34 Clearwater 22