Fish and Wildlife need volunteers in turkey brood surveying

first_imgStatewide-The DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is looking for volunteers to count wild turkeys and their offspring from July 1 to Aug. 31.Each summer, wildlife biologists and volunteers conduct brood surveys, counting the number of young wild turkeys observed with turkey hens to estimate how many young turkeys live through the summer. Summer brood survival is one of the primary factors influencing wild turkey population trends in various regions of the state and informs wild turkey management.Turkey biologists can’t do it by themselves. So they need help from volunteers to get an accurate count of turkey broods in the state.The goal this summer is to collect 3,000 brood observation reports from citizens across the state, with at least 25 brood observations in each county.To help, please register as a 2019 participant by clicking here. Instructions for the survey and an illustrative guide on how to report observations of wild turkey broods and hens are provided on the website.last_img read more

Moyes: No doubting Wayne commitment

first_img United’s supporters also backed the forward, chanting his name both as he warmed up and on his arrival into the fray. “The supporters recognise good players,” said Moyes. “They do that at Manchester United. They recognised that when Wayne came on. “He is a good player and he showed that with some of the actions he did in the game.” Worryingly, though, he did pick up a knock, although he does have nine days to recover before United’s blockbuster showdown with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on August 26. “He got a kick,” said Moyes. “It was quite a bad one down the back of his Achilles. “He is still lacking match practice but I gave him another 30 minutes and that will bring him on.” Moyes was equally happy with the contribution of his goalscoring forwards. As a back-to-back Golden Boot winner, Van Persie already has four for the season following his double in last week’s Community Shield win over Wigan. Welbeck, meanwhile, has doubled his meagre league tally from last season, with Moyes particularly impressed by the tap-in from Antonio Valencia’s cross for his first. “I think Danny’s goal against Scotland might have helped lift his confidence,” said Moyes. “His goals were really good. “I was more pleased with the first one. “If you are going to be a centre forward you need to get tap ins. He was in the right spot to score. “Robin has been a pleasure to work with. “I have really enjoyed seeing him in action. You might think how good can he get? But he is someone who wants to keep working to get better and find new ways of scoring goals.” Moyes confirmed he still hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes but that: “I couldn’t say, yes, there is something on the horizon.” He also confirmed former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had been in touch prior to kick-off. “He texted me before the game to wish me good luck,” said Moyes. “He was complaining about a tip he got for a horse.” But the ex-Everton man admitted: “I didn’t feel any different. “I came to do a job I have been doing for a long time. “The colours of the team were different but I was doing what I have been doing for a lot of years now.” For Swansea boss Michael Laudrup it was a chastening experience, with the only consolation being a goal on his debut for record signing Wilfried Bony. “Our plan was to put Manchester United under pressure,” said Laudrup. “It succeeded quite well until the 33rd minute. Van Persie didn’t touch so many things and suddenly you saw the difference. “To concede two in two minutes against Manchester United is too much. Once he got the third we knew it was game over. “They got a lot of confidence. Once a team like Manchester United gets more confidence they can play the ball around like that.” Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck both netted a brace to get Moyes’ reign off to the perfect start. However, it was noticeable Rooney did not join in the touchline celebrations for Van Persie’s second, whilst he was nursing an injury as Welbeck took the acclaim for his delicate injury-time effort. But Moyes claimed there were no problems regarding Rooney’s dedication, saying: “When you cross that white line it is very difficult not to be committed. “Lots of people are judging you. “When you cross that white line it is up to you. I thought he was incredibly committed for the team and helped set up two goals.” After missing all United’s pre-season games amid talk he wants out of Old Trafford, Rooney got an hour under his belt for England on Wednesday. He added an additional 30 minutes to that after replacing Ryan Giggs and Moyes was satisfied with the 27-year-old’s contribution. “Wayne did well when he came on,” said Moyes. “He made a great run which opened up the chance for Robin to move the ball onto his left foot for his goal and the ball he slipped through for Danny was well weighted. “He helped the team today in getting the result.” Manchester United manager David Moyes said he never had any fears over Wayne Rooney’s commitment to the Red Devils cause after the striker set up the final two goals in a 4-1 win at Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jupiter Medical Center Temporarily Furloughs 50 Employees, Reduces Management Pay Due to COVID-19

first_imgJupiter Medical Center said Wednesday they have temporarily furloughed some employees due to the economic downturn related to the coronavirus.The hospital’s management explained they are experiencing a historically low amount of patients due to the cancellation of nonessential medical and elective surgical procedures.That action was part of an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 9, as well as recommendations released by the American College of Surgeons on March 13.As a result, the hospital temporarily furloughed 50 administrative and support positions on Wednesday. The hospital’s total workforce includes 1,883 employees.The hospital added that “unprecedented economic realities” have developed as the public avoids medical offices due to social distancing, along with the high cost of treating COVID-19 patients.Thank you to each of our #healthcareheroes! #JMCHeroes pic.twitter.com/gAWoFMYfNt— Jupiter Medical Center (@JupiterMedCtr) April 13, 2020 “Until the Department of Health’s Executive Order, which ceases all ‘non-medically’ necessary surgical procedures expires on May 9, 2020, as well as the important public health concerns posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have passed, we will continue to dynamically flex the work schedules and hours of clinical staff in accordance with patient needs,” said Dr. Amit Rastogi, the president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center, in a written statement.Jupiter Medical Center says the furloughs will not affect patient care.In addition, Rastogi will take a voluntary 30 percent reduction in his salary. Other senior leaders will take a 20 percent reduction in their pay, while director-level positions will reduce their compensation by 10 percent.last_img read more

Morgan’s England ‘a different animal’, says Plunkett

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – The side under Eoin Morgan is “a different sort of animal” (compared to previous English teams) who can beat anyone on their day, paceman Liam Plunkett said ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Australia.Plunkett made his World Cup debut in 2007 but believes this was the first time they entered the tournament as genuine title contenders.“For me, being involved in England squads of the past, I never expected to win a World Cup,” Plunkett said yesterday.“We had amazing players but I never thought we’d win it. I played in teams where you didn’t expect to win and the public didn’t expect you to win.”“But with this squad the public sort of expect us to win games and series now.“We’ve played well over the last four years, we’ve been ranked number one and we’re feeling in a good place. We’ve made cricket exciting again and we’ve got people watching it.”Plunkett has a lot of respect for their semi-final opponents but shares the popular belief that the Morgan-led side is the strongest English team in a World Cup.“Australia are a great team. They have great players and they have experience. They’ve been there and done it before,” the 34-year-old said of the defending champions,” he said.“But we’re a different sort of animal compared to our last team. And we feel on our day if we play some good cricket we can beat anyone in the world.”Australia beat England in the group stage and the hosts also went down to Pakistan and Sri Lanka before back-to-back victories against India and New Zealand helped secured their place in the semi-finals.Plunkett said the defeats made England only stronger, helping them return to their style of calculated aggression.“We like to be positive but not reckless and we went away from our positive brand of cricket and went into our shell a little bit,” he said.“We know we’re better than that. We want to attack in a positive way without being reckless and I think that’s how we’ve been for the last however many years.”last_img read more

Syracuse looks to improve postseason position in critical series with Robert Morris

first_imgSyracuse is in the best position of any team in the program’s five-year history, making this weekend’s matchup at College Hockey America rival and defending conference champion Robert Morris a pivotal series.“We already have more wins this year than I have had in the past two years,” forward Jacquie Greco said. “We’re already on track to do really well, and obviously since I am a senior and it is my last year I want to win this thing.”The Orange played a home series against Robert Morris earlier this season, and both games were tight matchups. SU lost the first game by one and won the second by the same margin, 4-3. Getting at least one win in that series was critical, as it helped the Orange to near-prime position, just three points behind Mercyhurst for first in the CHA standings. The Orange (14-11-1, 8-3-1 CHA) will look to improve its spot in the CHA when it takes on the Colonials (10-9-3, 6-5-1 CHA) on Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.As it enters an eight-game, season-ending stretch of CHA play, the Orange knows how crucial it is to come away with maximum points this weekend. In preparation, head coach Paul Flanagan is emphasizing cleaning up the inconsistent finishing that’s stripped the Orange of crucial conference points this season.“I think it’s important to come away with both (wins). They’re definitely a rival,” said forward Holly Carrie-Mattimoe. “I think it’s going to be a tough battle, especially since they let two kind of get away from them last weekend. We might need to weather the storm off of the bat but we are definitely excited.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLike Greco said, this will be her and fellow captain Carrie-Mattimoe’s last season with the program. Both are huge influences in the locker room. As they prepare for the final stretch of their collegiate careers, they have one goal in mind: win the CHA.“That was one of mine and Greco’s goals coming into Syracuse,” Mattimoe said. “We definitely wanted to win the conference. We have a huge shot at it this year. It would be great.”The fact that it’s Mattimoe and Greco’s last season not only serves as motivation for the two captains, but for their teammates as well. They are well-respected members of the team, and their teammates want to send them out with a CHA title.“It’s huge,” Margot Scharfe said. “They have done a lot for this program and this is the year the whole team believes that it is possible. It would be a letdown if we didn’t succeed when we know that we can.”Syracuse holds the No. 2 position in the conference standings. After struggling to an overtime tie and a 2-0 loss last weekend against RIT, Robert Morris sits in fourth, four points behind SU for the coveted second spot in the conference.The top two teams in the standings receive byes for the first week of the conference tournament.Flanagan said even though teams often struggle when coming off of a bye, it is still something the team is striving to get.“Just say, for example, we are in third place,” Greco said. “We might have to travel to Lindenwood or they might have to come here. That’s just another weekend we won’t have to rest, so I think it’s really important for us to get one of those top two seeds and a bye weekend.”As SU prepares to travel to Robert Morris, Flanagan said he is simply focusing on scoring. Throughout the season, the team has struggled to finish its chances, piling up shots on goal but too often falling a goal short.Flanagan knows that if the team is going to come away with full points this weekend, it needs to improve its scoring.“The last two days we have really put a premium on working on from an offensive perspective, trying to pick corners, trying to be more efficient in scoring because we had a lot of shots this past weekend,” Flanagan said. “Really just getting good focus when we get good opportunities and burying your shots and being more efficient that way.” Comments Published on January 31, 2013 at 12:01 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tutor establishes endowed chair position at Keck

first_imgLast week, the Keck School of Medicine of USC announced the creation of the Alia Tutor Endowed Chair, a position meant to advance the field of reproductive medicine.Benefactors · (Left to right) Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carmen Puliafito; Alia Tutor, donor of the chair position and Richard Paulson, director of USC Fertility and the first person to hold the Alia Tutor Endowed Chair. – Photo courtesy of Steve CohnAlia Tutor, a former adviser to the United Nations Office for Partnerships and wife of USC Trustee Ronald Tutor, provided the endowment for the new position.Alia Tutor currently serves on the board of directors of Indego Africa, a non-governmental organization that advocates the economic and educational advancement of women in Rwanda. She also has worked extensively in the private sector, primarily in executive positions in companies such as Nourish Capital and Yorkshire Global Restaurants.The chair position will be within the Keck Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a leading institution in women’s health that specializes in complex infertility treatment and in vitro fertilization.The first holder of the chair will be Dr. Richard Paulson M.D., director of USC Fertility and Keck obstetrics and gynecology professor, who specializes in the study of the fertility of women older than 40.“Richard Paulson’s  groundbreaking research and treatment have given hope to many couples who feared they would never be able to have children,” Dean of Keck Carmen Puliafito said to USC News. “This generous gift is a testament to his innovation and leadership and will assist him in his important work.”Paulson has headed the USC Fertility Program since 1986, a division of Keck that concentrates on infertility treatment and the effect of aging on fertility. His work has been published in multiple medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and Lancet.A UCLA graduate in medicine specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, Paulson famously facilitated a 63-year-old woman’s pregnancy and the healthy birth of her child in 1997. At the time, she was the oldest patient in the history of fertility treatment.Paulson noted his excitement over the new opportunity in an interview with USC News, as chair positions within his chosen specialization are uncommon.“Chairs in this field are rare,” Paulson told USC News. “And although we’ve made a lot of progress in the fields of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, there is still a great deal of work to be done. It’s a wonderful gift from the Tutor family to the Trojan Family.”His most recent endeavors have involved analyzing the role of vitamin D levels in correlation to successful pregnancies. His division is also researching the absorption and clinical administration of reproductive steroids.This endowment adds to the list of Tutor family contributions, a name which is no stranger to the USC community — both the Ronald Tutor Campus Center and the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Tutor Hall are named after the couple.last_img read more

Hugo Broos Still In Charge Of Cameroon National Team, Laughs Over Resignation Rumours

first_imgHugo Broos HAS NOT resigned his position as coach of Cameroon’s national team, despite reports, especially in Nigerian media that he has thrown in the towel.Sources in Cameroon have referred to the reports as “mere rumours”, and there’s no truth to it. In fact, when asked about the reports, Broos, who is already back in Cameroon preparing for the visit of Nigeria’s Super Eagles “laughed over it”.This is not the first time though that there have been reports of the 65-year-old resignation. After a 2-1 friendly defeat to Guinea in March, Broos openly lambasted the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) over unpaid salaries and poor welfare, claiming “this is the last straw” and that he was “wondering if he could continue” as the Lions coach.Broos stayed on after that, but the unrest and instability in FECAFOOT have not been fully attended to, which led to FIFA appointing a normalisation committee to take charge of the Association.Cameroon sits second in group B despite Friday’s 4-0 loss to Nigeria.They host Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Yaounde on Monday, however, Hugo Broos has already written off the country’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.“There is no hope. We have to win three games and Nigeria have to lose three games. That’s not possible.”“The second leg is no longer important. We don’t have a chance to reach the World Cup. Russia 2018 won’t happen for us.”The Belgian is expected to take charge of training for the Indomitable Lions at 5:00 pm today.RelatedAUDIO: Cameroon Coach Admits Losing To A Better Nigerian SideSeptember 2, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: We Can’t Afford To Lose To Nigeria – Cameroon Coach, Hugo BroosAugust 31, 2017In “Africa”Siasia In The Running For Vacant Cameroon Managerial PostApril 24, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

AgiproNews’ Italian View: Serie A sponsorship reality contradicts Luigi’s tough narrative

first_img StumbleUpon The new Serie A season kicked off on 18 August, with Italian football clubs securing a reported €125 million in lead shirt sponsorship revenues.According to data collected by Italian sports business news source SportEconomy’s ‘football shirt sponsor index’, Serie A football clubs continue to grow their lead partnerships, which have grown year-on-year since 2015, when combined Serie A sponsorships dropped to €85 million.As anticipated Turin giants Juventus, the seven-time consecutive champions of Serie A dominated the SportEconomy index, securing a €27 million in sponsorship earnings for season 2018/19, with US automotive firm Jeep and Japanese firm Cygames acting as principal ‘Old Lady’ sponsors.  Nevertheless, Modena-based Sassuolo Calcio, one of Serie A smallest outfits has raised eyebrows ranking as the second-placed team on the jersey index through its €18 million sponsorship with owner Mapei, an Italian chemical productions firm.Of particular note to industry stakeholders, will be the low presence of betting/gambling related shirt sponsorships with Serie A clubs.Despite the coalition government sanctioning its ‘Dignity Decree’, which will move to prohibit all betting related coverage across Italian football, only three Serie A clubs have taken-up shirt sponsorships’ with gambling firms; Torino-Sportpesa, Chievo maintaining its legacy sponsorship with Eurobet and SS Lazio securing a fixed-term partnership with Marathonbet.The low visibility of active betting shirt sponsors within Serie A bucks the trend that has been witnessed in other high-profile European football leagues, such as the Premier League and La Liga, which maintain a significantly higher saturation of bookmaker shirt sponsorships than Italian Calcio.Preparing for the final months of legal betting advertising, Italian news sources report that bookmakers will likely ramp up advertising through digital, TV and on-field LED advertising verticals.This scenario will move counter to Luigi di Maio personal mandate seeking to protect Italian sports audiences from being inundated with betting related messages … leaving business commentators to wonder whether Luigi’s Decree was ever really thought out’? Share Related Articles Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Italian nightmare continues as MPs approve new turnover tax May 26, 2020 Share New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Ninja options running dry for Global Gaming following Swedish Supreme Court rejection

first_img Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer February 12, 2020 Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal January 9, 2020 Related Articles Ninja collapse sees Global Gaming move to redefine business November 21, 2019 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has suffered a further setback in reviving its flagship Ninja Casino brand, as it confirms that its ‘injunctive relief appeal’ has been rejected by Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court.The update sees Global Gaming governance overruled for the third time by Swedish administrative courts, in relation to challenging Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen’s indefinite suspension of Malta subsidiary SafeEnt the operating company of Ninja Casino.Global Gaming’s woes began on 17 June, as Spelinspektionen revoked SafeEnt’s operator licenses, having deemed its subsidiary to have been in serious breach of Swedish gambling’s AML Code and failure to meet customer care-of-duty requirements.Spelinspektionen’s suspension would be immediately challenged by Global Gaming governance, stating that SafeEnt had operated within the remit of Sweden’s new Gaming Law.Nevertheless, a summer of legal battles would see Global Gaming appeals rejected three times by Swedish courts, with its latest rebuff coming from the final court of administrative judgement for Swedish legal cases.In its update, Global Gaming noted that the Supreme Administrative Court rejected the appeal without providing any further explanation, and will turn its full attention to the ongoing judicial review.Tobias Fagerlund, CEO of Global Gaming, explained: “Although we were aware that the chances of being granted injunctive relief were limited, we are, of course, disappointed to see our appeal rejected again. Our focus is now on the judicial review of the Swedish Gambling Authority’s decision that is currently taking place.“We maintain that the decision is fundamentally wrong and disproportionate, and will show it during the process that is currently underway in the Administrative Court.”last_img read more

VfL Bochum 1848 become first Bundesliga 2 club to enter esports

first_imgVfL Bochum 1848, the German football team currently residing in the Bundesliga 2, has announced the signing of two FIFA players marking its move into esports.It becomes the first club from the second tier of German football to make a move into the burgeoning esports space. There’s now a fair few German clubs involved, and we would expect further activity across the FIFA space as a whole with rumours suggesting that every top tier football club across Europe may be required to have a FIFA player on their books. The two players signed by VfL Bochum 1848 esports come from STARK, arguably the leading agency for clubs looking to enter esports through the FIFA medium. The club will gain strategic and operational guidance from STARK, and STARK players Michael “MgaBit” Bittner and Daniel “DaniFink” Fink will represent the club. Michael “MegaBit” Bittner finished in the top eight at FIWC 2016, FIFA’s most prestiguous esports tournament. His other achievements include coming in the top four of the Virtuelle Bundesliga 2017 and runner-up in the FIWC Regional Finals against CodyDerFinisher (who became vice world champion on XBOX). Daniel “Dani Fink” Fink played for VfL Wolfsburg back in 2015, becoming one of the first players to represent a traditional sports club. He finished in the top six of the Virtuelle Bundesliga this year, and top three the year before. He also competed in the FIWC Regional Finals this year but failed to make a mark. Esports Insider says: It really wouldn’t be too surprising if we see more and more clubs enter the space now. As we mentioned, there’s murmurs of it becoming compulsory for top tier clubs to have FIFA players. Bochum aren’t in the top tier but have already made their move with two impressive signings. Congratulations to the players, STARK and Bochum.last_img read more