I-74 reconstruction intensifies, traffic switch scheduled

first_imgDecatur, Franklin & Ripley Counties —The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to shift westbound traffic traveling Interstate 74 to the right lane and reinforced right shoulder area next Monday, April 30 as construction activities for the $61 million pavement replacement project in Decatur, Franklin and Ripley Counties accelerate. The I-74 westbound lane shift begins at State Road 101 (Exit 156) and continues 12.8 miles to C.R. 850 East at the New Point exit (Exit 143).INDOT officials advise motorist to be alert for striping and other preparatory operations in advance of the shift.Next month, all I-74 traffic will be channeled to the north half of the roadway—vacating eastbound lanes for removal and reconstruction.  The tentative date for this significant change in the traffic pattern is May 9.  At that time, I-74’s eastbound rest area—located 2½ miles east of Batesville—will close for the duration of the 2018 construction season.Milestone is Indiana’s prime contractor for this Next Level pavement replacement and added travel lanes project on I-74 between interchanges at New Point and S.R. 101.  Work includes new superstructures at bridges over Little Laughery Creek and Western Creek.last_img read more

Mastercard Renews UEFA Champions League Partnership

first_imgUEFA on Tuesday announced the extension of Mastercard’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League for the 2018-21 cycle, continuing its relationship with the leading global payments and technology company which began in 1994.The agreement also includes sponsorship rights for the UEFA Super Cup in 2018, 2019 and 2020.For over 20 years Mastercard has been a supporter of Europe’s premier club competition and has been giving priceless experiences to fans globally. Mastercard will continue to offer children from around the world the opportunity to become Player Mascots and have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk onto the pitch alongside some of the game’s biggest stars before UEFA Champions League matches.Commenting on the agreement, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, Guy-Laurent Epstein, said:“Longevity is instrumental in building successful partnerships, and we are delighted to extend our relationship with Mastercard.“Partnering with a global brand such as Mastercard presents many benefits and opportunities for UEFA and we are excited about continuing our excellent relationship over the coming years. As an industry leading technology company, we look forward to further collaboration with Mastercard, as the role of digital becomes increasingly important in building deeper connections with global audiences,” he noted.President Mastercard Europe, Javier Pérez, said: “We are very proud to renew our long-standing sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League. Key sporting events are a great way for us to directly connect fans across the world to their passion.“We will also continue to create innovative business-building opportunities for our partners. As we enjoy our 24th year as an official sponsor, we are excited to witness new priceless moments at this year’s UEFA Champions League Final in Kiev. Looking forward to ‘Start Something Priceless’ for at least another three years!” he concluded.This is the fourth partnership extension for the 2018-21 sponsorship sales process for the UEFA Champions League, with Heineken, Nissan and PepsiCo signing new deals, while Santander has joined as a new partner.The worldwide sales of all UEFA club competition sponsorship rights are being carried out by TEAM Marketing AG on UEFA’s behalf.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The oldest champions in sport

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Five of the oldest champions in sport as Venus Williams attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam women’s champion on Saturday and Roger Federer seeks to be the most senior Wimbledon men’s champion of the Open era on Sunday:SERENA WILLIAMS— Serena won this year’s Australian Open at the age of 35 years and 125 days, beating her own record of 34 years and 287 days when she captured the 2016 Wimbledon title.JULIUS BOROS— America’s Boros is golf’s oldest major winner, capturing the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48. Boros succeeded golf’s previous leading golden oldie Jerry Barber who won the 1961 PGA title at the age of 45. Tom Watson, at the age of 59, came close to smashing Boros’s record in 2009 when he led for most of the final round of the British Open before losing in a play-off.BERNARD HOPKINS— US fighter Hopkins became boxing’s oldest world champion in March 2013 when, at the age of 48, he defeated Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title.RAY REARDON— Reardon was 45 when he won the world snooker title in 1978. It was his sixth and final world championship triumph.ERIK GUAY— Canada’s Guay won this year’s world skiing championships super-G at St. Moritz at the record age of 35 to add to his 2011 downhill world title. Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

CDC’s “Best” Estimate Shows 35 Percent of Those Infected with COVID-19 are Asymptomatic

first_imgThe models also show that between 2.8 to 4.1 percent of all symptomatic infections end up with hospitalizations, with the CDC’s best estimate putting that number at 3.4 percent.Additionally, the “best estimate” model shows that it takes an average of six days from infection to symptom onset, and that 40 percent of the transmissions occur prior to symptom onset.The CDC provided the following disclaimers about the information:-Are estimates intended to support public health preparedness and planning.-Are not predictions of the expected effects of COVID-19.-Do not reflect the impact of any behavioral changes, social distancing, or other interventions.The CDC’s current “best guess” is that, if there were no further social distancing or other efforts to control the spread of the virus, about four-million patients would be hospitalized in the U.S. with COVID-19, while 500,000 people would die over the course of the pandemic.To read the full data, click here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its “best estimates” on the proportion of people who are infected with COVID-19 being asymptomatic, in addition to estimates on the virus’ fatality rate.According to the “best estimate” model, 35 percent of those infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. The models also reflect that the fatality rate is .4 percent for those with symptomatic infections.The models offer five scenarios. Four out of the five are based on parameter values representing the lower and upper extremes for disease severity and viral transmission of the virus. However, the CDC cautions that the values will change as more information becomes available.In two of the worst case scenarios, the virus would be fatal for up to 1 percent of those with symptomatic infections. The range of those who are asymptomatic is 20 to 50 percent.The latest CDC #COVIDView report summarizes new data on #COVID19-like illnesses, hospitalization rates and deaths. Check it out here: https://t.co/zP4VYlo0Pb pic.twitter.com/cieOfqU7Qh— CDC (@CDCgov) May 22, 2020last_img read more

COVID Update: State Breaks Record, Adds 15,300 Cases, 45 Deaths

first_imgMiami-Dade County: 64,444 cases-1,139 deaths-Men: 31,775, Women: 31,870-4,428 hospitalizations-3,576 new reported cases since Saturday-7 new deaths reported since SaturdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 2,576,813-Positive: 269,811-Negative: 2,304,196-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 10.5% According to the latest data, the state total of coronavirus cases now stands at 269,811, with a total of 4,346 deaths.The last record-breaking day was July 4, which saw more than 11,000 new cases. Palm Beach County: 21,018 cases-606 deaths-Men: 10,327; Women: 10,421-2,073 hospitalizations-1,171 new reported cases since Saturday-12 new deaths reported since SaturdayBroward County: 30,025 cases-464 deaths-Men: 14,477, Women: 15,039-2,597 hospitalizations-1,772 new reported cases since Saturday-9 new deaths reported since Saturdaycenter_img Florida shattered another coronavirus record on Sunday, adding 15,300 new cases with 45 additional deaths.last_img read more

Mayor endorses Romney

first_imgEditor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Whittier Mayor Cathy Warner has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president. Warner said she is impressed by his work in running the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Utah and by his four years as governor. “With the 2002 Olympics, the situation was apparently in disarray with the local organization committee,” she said. “They had a huge budget deficit. Romney was brought in as chief executive officer and he completely turned it around.” By the end in the games, there was a $50 million surplus, she said. Warner also praised Romney for his tenure as Massachusetts governor, saying he eliminated a budget deficit without raising taxes and worked with a Democratic Legislature to create a health care plan. And Romney – like Warner – is a Mormon. However, Warner said she isn’t endorsing him because of his religion, although they do have shared values. “It’s like, `You’re a Whittierite and I’m a Whittierite.’ We have a certain knowledge of our community we share in common,” she said. GOVERNOR APPOINTEE: Whittier Republican activist Sylvia Southerland will attend the state Republican Convention in Sacramento this weekend as a delegate – courtesy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Southerland said had planned to attend even before being selected. This way, however, she will get to vote for the state officers. WEBCAST: La Habra Heights voters will have a number of ways next week to watch a City Council candidates forum. They view the debate in person from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at La Habra Heights City Hall, 1245 N. Hacienda Road. They can also watch a delayed broadcast of the debate later on cable television. Or, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, they can watch and listen to it on the Internet. La Habra Heights resident George Edwardz will webcast the debate on www.HeightsVote2007.com. Edwardz said he is doing this because only 947 residents in the city have cable service – about 43 percent of the households. “The community should have as much information as possible about the candidates that want to lead our city through some very difficult challenges,” he said. The forum will be put on by the Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters. ANOTHER DEBATE: The league chapter also will sponsor a forum for the Pico Rivera City Council candidates, from 7 to 9p.m. Thursday in the Pico Rivera Senior Center Auditorium, 9200 Mines Ave. The debate will be taped for broadcast on Time Warner Cable. MEDICINE TALK: Doug Cox, community liaison for Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, will speak about socialized medicine at the noon Feb.21 luncheon meeting of the Rancho La Habra Republican Women Federated. The group meets at the Hacienda Golf Club, 718 East Road, La Habra Heights. Tickets are $20 each. For reservations, call (562) 697-2595. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562)698-0450; phone (562)698-0955; e-mail [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Looking back through 50 years of Sale of Champions history

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio State Fair is a little more than a week away from kicking off its 2017 run. Concluding this year’s fair is the 50th Sale of Champions, held August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Celeste Center.Together with the Ohio Expo Center, we dug through our archives and found pieces of the rich history of the unique event down the years. Its tradition of being filled with lively individuals interested in the future of young people continues today.This video sees appearances by the late Ed Johnson, Bob Evans, auctioneer Merlin Woodruff, and Governor James Rhodes. We also spoke with current SOC auctioneer Johnny Regula as well as Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler on the sale, its history, and its benefit to agriculture’s youth.last_img read more

The team can do well in WC 2011: MS Dhoni

first_imgWeighed down by the pressure of expectations four years ago, the Indian squad crashed out of the World Cup at the preliminary stage itself but current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is confident his team would handle the burden better in the upcoming mega-event.”We take pressure as an added responsibility. We will stick to the basics and prepare well. We have the potential to do well in the tournament. For a change we will not be the underdogs,” said Dhoni at a promotional event here.The Ranchi-born wicket-keeper batsman, however, refused to predict whether India will go on and regain the coveted crown after a gap of 28 years.”I never predict what will happen in cricket. We believe in each other and we believe in the process.”- With inputs from PTIlast_img