December 8

Delaware Co. sees increase in COVID numbers

first_imgThe Board of Supervisors said, “the numbers in Delaware County are increasing and we are working diligently to get this recent outbreak under control.” 194 people are now under mandatory quarantine, with 7 people isolated in the hospital. The county also said Delaware County Public Health posts daily on a coronavirus dashboard which shows the number of reported cases and recoveries each day. The county has reported a total of 215 confirmed cases to date. Delaware county has reported 9 new cases of the coronavirus today, bringing the number of known active cases of the virus in the county up to 52. The county had reported a total of 9 COVID related deaths and 154 full recoveries or people no longer seeking care. Officials say these new numbers are higher than the total of positive COVID cases Delaware County saw at the height of the state shutdown. DELAWARE COUNTY (WBNG) — The Delaware County Board of Supervisors has announced they are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. Delaware County advises residents to continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and regularly wash their hands, encouraging these practices especially as the winter months approach.last_img read more

November 18

The Costabella Resort in Rijeka is becoming part of the Hilton hotel chain

first_imgThe investment and development company JTH Costabella organized a ceremonial tour of the completed rough construction works of the Costabella hotel resort yesterday, at which the signing of the property management contract between JTH Costabella and the renowned hotel company Hilton was held. After Dubrovnik and Zagreb, Hilton is also coming to Rijeka. The future hotel resort will have five stars, and the amount of investment has grown from the initial 40 million euros to as much as 80 million euros. The resort will have 132 rooms and 66 suites, all with balconies or terraces and views of the Kvarner Bay. Also, guests will have access to a private sandy beach as well as rich wellness facilities that include two swimming pools, a large spa, sports facilities and a fitness center. Furthermore, the resort will offer six restaurants, a beach bar and a rooftop restaurant, which will allow guests to enjoy the beautiful sea view. All engineering and earthworks under the sea should be completed by June 15, so that the sea water does not become cloudy during the bathing season. The hotel should receive its first guests under the name “Hilton Costabella Beach Resort & Spa” in May 2020. Minister of Tourism Gari Capelli pointed out that such investments best show the way in which Croatian tourism should be developed. The Mayor of Rijeka, Vojko Obersnel, expressed great satisfaction that this large hotel complex will receive its first guests in the middle of 2020, at a time when Rijeka is the European Capital of Culture and expects an increased arrival of guests. “We can boast of the fact that in recent years we have an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in the city at an annual rate of 20% and what we chronically lack are precisely the accommodation capacity. Therefore, I am especially pleased that this resort will be built soon, and I am especially pleased that it will be part of the Hilton hotel chain.”Said Mayor Obersnel.center_img The co-owner of the company JTH Costabella, Jaroslav Trešnjak, reminded that exactly two years ago, the cornerstone was laid for the future hotel resort. “I am convinced that the cooperation of our company with the world-famous hotel group will be of great importance for the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and will definitely affect the increase in the number of overnight stays and the growth of the tourism industry in our region.Said Tresnjak. The last phase of construction follows, ie the installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling, gas, water and sewage distribution, electrical distribution and other technical equipment in the main hotel building and villas. The construction of an outdoor swimming pool, which is connected to the main hotel building by a glazed elevator, is also underway. Hilton Executive Director for Southern Europe Alan Mantin pointed out that tourism in Croatia is experiencing a strong upward trend. “When we open the Hilton Costabella Beach Resort & Spa next year, it will be one of the top hotels in this part of Europe. We are convinced that the Hilton brand will contribute to the recognition of this part of Croatia, as well as the recognition of Croatia on the international market. We hope that infrastructure, such as Rijeka Airport, will follow our momentumSaid Mantin.last_img read more

September 17

On the run: Smith brings diverse background to Syracuse as new running backs coach

first_imgTo become the coordinator he is today, DeAndre Smith first had to take his talents out of the country.After going undrafted in 1990 out of Southwest Missouri State — now Missouri State — he trekked north of the border to play in the Canadian Football League for a season. Then, in an unprecedented step to extend his playing career, Smith traveled across the pond to play in, of all places, France.“The funniest thing about it,” Smith said, laughing as he reflected on his time in the French League, “was at halftime, guys were eating cheese and grapes and drinking coffee. That’s probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, that they’re eating lunch at halftime of a football game.”Ten years later, he’s in the Atlantic Coast Conference, coaching Syracuse’s running backs in front of crowds sometimes as large as 40,000.It’s a new perspective on the running game for the Orange after former running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley followed Doug Marrone to the Buffalo Bills in January. Wheatley starred at Michigan and played 10 years in the NFL.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith’s only two professional seasons were spent outside of the United States, expanding his insight. And he was the one giving the handoffs, not receiving them.“I think they become better football players when they learn why we’re doing things as opposed to how we’re doing it,” Smith said. “That part is why I like to think I’m unique when I teach my guys how to play.”One of the first phone calls George McDonald made when he took control as SU’s offensive coordinator last spring was to Smith, who said it was a “no-brainer” to leave as running backs coach at the University of New Mexico and take the same role with the Orange.Smith is tasked with coaching what is arguably Syracuse’s deepest and most talented position. The Orange rushed for 369 yards in its Pinstripe Bowl victory over West Virginia. Wheatley also mentored a 1,000-yard rusher in each of his three seasons with Syracuse.But Smith is eagerly up to the challenge of matching his predecessor.“I know Coach Wheatley did a great job with those guys,” Smith said, “but I’m excited because we have that opportunity to continue to be as good as they’ve been in the past.”In his 14 years of coaching, Smith has guided three All-Americans, nine 1,000-yard rushers and three NFL products: Garret Wolfe, Mikel Leshoure and two-time Pro Bowler Michael Turner.“He’s a technician,” junior running back and team captain Jerome Smith said about the running backs coach. “He’s made me detail my work. I overlooked a lot of the small things. He definitely made me humble myself, and now I’m ready to go.“He knows all the little smart things about the game and he’s coached some really good guys in the past, so he knows what he’s talking about. He’s a smart guy.”A St. Louis native, Smith ran for 40 touchdowns and nearly 2,276 yards in his college career at Southwest Missouri State — as a quarterback.The standout option quarterback earned 1990 first-team All-American honors, the 1990 Division I-AA National Offensive Player of the Year and the Gateway Conference Offensive Player of the Decade from 1985-95 – the league’s first 10 years of existence.“A lot of people liked to classify me as that ‘fourth running back’ in the wishbone offense,” Smith said. “I was a runner. Early in my career, that was my label. Later in my career, I tried to add the passing game to it and it worked out.”His 405 passing yards against Tulsa in 1990 set a program record, and he completed 57 percent of his passes throughout his four-year career.He then took his talents outside of the United States to play in the Canadian Football League – and then in France.His time in the French League was memorable, and not just because of the 1993 championship he won with the Aix-en-provence Argonauts at the back end of an undefeated season.“For a kid like me, it was a great experience,” Smith said. “Got a chance to see the world and it was something that I’ll always cherish being able to do.”Smith started his coaching career as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Indiana State. When Northern Illinois was searching for a new running backs coach before the 2001 season, he was recommended to Joe Novak, then the head coach at NIU, who brought Smith in despite his inexperience as a backfield instructor.“This business is about who you know,” Smith said. “I had no idea how to coach running backs at all. He didn’t care. He just wanted good people around his program.”The gamble paid off, as Smith’s expertise as a signal caller has made him an effective running backs coach with programs such as New Mexico, Illinois and UNLV.“We don’t just talk about what the running backs do,” Smith said. “We look at safeties, we look at linebackers, we do rotations with coverages and things like that.”SU head coach Scott Shafer said he likes the Orange’s numbers at running back, and is looking to utilize that depth on special teams, particularly in the return game.It’s a plan that could jeopardize the health of Smith’s group, but Smith knows how he’s going to handle the halfback position the Orange will depend so heavily on in 2013.“I try not to think about that we’re the deepest group or anything like that,” Smith said. “I’m just thankful I have the opportunity to coach them.” Commentslast_img read more

August 26

Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu back to DL, Clayton Kershaw’s return ‘uncertain’

first_img“I think at that point in time it let us know we had to be a little more on the cautious side,” Roberts said Tuesday. “So right now with Clayton, I don’t know if it’s a step back but we’re going to let this back pain subside and see where we go.“As far as his return – uncertain.”Kershaw has not pitched since June 26 and received an epidural injection in his lower back a few days later after an examination by Dr. Robert Watkins revealed a mild herniation of a disc. Roberts said Kershaw will likely undergo another examination this week.Ryu, meanwhile, is back on the DL — but not because of his surgically-repaired shoulder.Roberts said Ryu had pain in his elbow after a bullpen session in Arizona on Sunday. Ryu returned to Los Angeles and underwent an MRI which showed no structural changes from previous MRIs. WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Somewhere there must be a left-handed voodoo doll dressed in blue, bristling with pins.Any optimism the Dodgers were feeling about the number of starting pitchers they expected to have healthy soon disappeared into an MRI tube. On the same day they returned Hyun-Jin Ryu to the disabled list after just one start, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that Clayton Kershaw “didn’t feel great” after all following his 60-pitch simulated-game session Saturday in Los Angeles.The lower back pain that landed Kershaw on the DL three weeks ago has returned — “same area, same symptoms,” Roberts said. Kershaw has not picked up a baseball to do any throwing since then and his rehab has been limited to doing back exercises.Any plans for him to rejoin the Dodgers have been put on hold. Ryu was placed back on the DL along with right-hander Casey Fien who has flexor tendonitis. That cleared roster spots for outfielder Joc Pederson to be activated from the DL as planned and left-hander Luis Avilan who was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Roberts said there is “really no timetable” for when Ryu will start throwing again.“We’re disappointed for him and the time he put into coming back for us,” Roberts said. “It’s something that’s not really a new injury. It’s tendinitis that kind of flared up.”Ryu had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder in May 2015. After a setback-filled recovery that included flareups of pain in the shoulder and a groin muscle, Ryu returned to the majors and lasted only 4 2/3 innings against the San Diego Padres on July 7, allowing six runs on eight hits.He was scheduled to start again Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. Instead, right-hander Bud Norris will make that start (on regular rest thanks to the Dodgers’ off day Monday) and Julio Urias will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Thursday in Washington.Urias has pitched just one inning (in relief for the OKC Dodgers on July 10) since his most recent start for the Dodgers on July 4 against the Baltimore Orioles when he lasted less than four innings. He was scheduled to pitch in relief for OKC on Sunday but that outing was scratched as the Dodgers’ latest starting pitching crisis developed.Roberts said he did not know how long Urias would stay in the rotation this time as the Dodgers continue to say they want to limit his innings this season.For all their care and caps on his pitch counts and innings, the Dodgers have not exactly handled the 19-year-old Urias with kid gloves when they have sent him to the mound. Thursday will be the fifth time in nine big-league starts Urias has faced a first-place team, the fourth time on the road, and he will be matched up with 13-0 Stephen Strasburg.AlsoCorey Seager was not in the starting lineup Tuesday after feeling ill. Roberts described it as “some type of stomach virus” and said he was sent back to the hotel. … Right-hander Yimi Garcia (biceps) has started a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Garcia has been out since April 22. … Left-hander Brett Anderson (back surgery) threw two simulated innings to hitters Monday. … Second baseman Chase Utley was chosen as the Dodgers’ winner of the Heart and Hustle Award. A national recipient from the 30 club winners will be announced in November.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more