Start of IU brings tightened rules on public gatherings in Bloomington

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img Start of IU brings tightened rules on public gatherings in Bloomington Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter Previous articleRock group Kansas rescheduled to appear at The Lerner in June 2021Next articleElkhart man shot in back on 16th Street in Goshen Network Indiana (Photo supplied/Indiana University) I-U’s efforts to start classes safely on Monday are getting backup from the city of Bloomington, with a tightened rule on mass gatherings.An order from Mayor John Hamilton limits private gatherings to 15 people, well below a countywide limit of 50, with masks and social distancing required. The order comes a day after I-U president Michael McRobbie warned students the university will cancel in-person classes if big student parties which ignore social distancing orders continue.Hamilton says the tightened limit reduces the chance of a “superspreader” coronavirus event which could force a fresh round of business closures. And if there is an outbreak, the smaller numbers would make contact tracing easier.But Hamilton says the main reason for the crackdown is concern about an outbreak sweeping through the university. He says the U-S has already seen how quickly that can happen, with outbreaks shuttering Notre Dame, Michigan State, and the University of North Carolina. Hamilton says the city can’t risk the health or economic impact of I-U following their lead.While the limit applies throughout the city, there are no fines for violations — enforcement of the order will be focused on students. Hamilton says police will work with the university in documenting violations. I-U assistant vice president Kirk White says there have already been suspensions over this week’s parties, and students could also lose financial aid or scholarships over violations. He calls defiance of the social distancing orders “extreme cases of disrespect.”Hamilton says the city will consider exemption requests for events like weddings or funerals on a case-by-case basis. The order doesn’t change the existing Monroe County capacity limit of 100 patrons at bars. Hamilton says those rules appear to be working and don’t need to be tightened. By Network Indiana – August 23, 2020 0 268 Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebooklast_img read more


Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez Dies

Posted On Dec 20 2020 by

first_img Former Venezuelan president Carlos Andrés Pérez, who survived two coups d’état but left office before the end of his term after being convicted on corruption charges, died in the United States on Saturday, 25 December, of a heart attack at the age of eighty-eight, family members said. Pérez, who governed Venezuela from 1974 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1993, suffered a stroke that left him partially incapacitated in 2003. “With deep sorrow, we communicate the death of our loved one, Carlos Andrés Pérez, who died today (Saturday) in the city of Miami,” a statement released by his family said. The former president, known as “El Gocho” – as Venezuelans from the Andean region are called -, had been out of the country since 1999. Before taking up residence in the United States, he lived in the Dominican Republic, from which he was unsuccessfully sought for extradition. Pérez is the only sitting Venezuelan president to have been removed from office by judicial action and the first in the region to be convicted on corruption charges. The current mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, a former party comrade of Pérez, lamented his death and referred to him as “a democratic fighter through and through, a man determined to defend his ideas.” By Dialogo December 28, 2010last_img read more


Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown rate Gabriel’s Arsenal debut performance

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_img Comment Gabriel impresses Rio Ferdinand and Martin Keown in goalscoring Arsenal debut Ferdinand and Keown were both impressed with Gabriel’s display (Picture: BT Sport)Picking Gabriel as his Man of the Match, he added: ‘I’m going to go for an area that is an area Arsenal have needed serious attention in and it’s Gabriel. For me you get a clean sheet, you score on your debut, you come in and are as dominant as he was.‘I know he wasn’t asked too many questions, but he’s my Man of the Match. Really happy to see a player of that quality going into the Arsenal defence.’Gabriel lined up in the centre of Arsenal’s back three against Fulham with Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney either side of him, while fellow debutant Willian also performed well and was involved in all three goals.AdvertisementAdvertisementMORE: Emiliano Martinez demands massive Arsenal pay-off as he’s left out of squad vs FulhamMORE: Dani Ceballos squares up to Arsenal teammate Eddie Nketiah during heated pre-match warm upFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Brazilian netted his side’s second goal against Fulham on Saturday (Picture: Getty Images)Gabriel made the perfect start to his Arsenal career, scoring and keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win against Fulham, and has already impressed two legendary Premier League centre-backs.With David Luiz injured, the summer signing from Lille was picked to start away at Craven Cottage on Saturday and gave an excellent display at both ends of the pitch.As well as keeping a clean sheet and restricting Fulham to barely any chances of note, the defender made 113 passes – the most of any player – and capped his display with a fine headed goal from a corner.center_img Gabriel rose high above Fulham’s defence to head in Willian’s corner (Picture: Getty)The 22-year-old appears to have taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand feels he will provide much more security at the back for Arsenal, though surprisingly was less impressed by his work on the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked how the Brazilian had fared after a shaky start, Ferdinand said on BT Sport: ‘Yeah with the ball he looks a little bit… not nervous, but he’s just not accustomed so much to playing in a three as well maybe and new teammates.‘But I thought he grew into it and defensively he’s looked very, very, very sound and very solid. So hopefully more of that to come from Arsenal’s perspective.’He later added: ‘They’ve got two new centre-backs who have come in, Gabriel who played today and looked very, very good, very solid – has all the attributes you want to see in a centre-back.‘And they’ve got William Saliba to come in, another young centre-half. And that’s what they’ve been searching for, players who can bring that consistency. Gabriel for me today he got Man of the Match, and deservedly so.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalFormer Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown was even more glowing in his assessment and felt Gabriel gave a very strong showing on his debut, also naming him as the Man of the Match.‘He’s looked a dominant figure from the off,’ said the former Invincible on commentary duty during the game.‘Some talk about maybe some nervousness in his passing, I wouldn’t have thought he’d played in the middle of a three on too many occasions. But once he got into the game we saw the quality that he has.’ Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Sep 2020 2:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more


Batesville Hosting Volleyball And Football Sectionals

Posted On Sep 24 2020 by

first_imgBatesville High School hosts the Volleyball Sectional #29Thursday, 10/24/13    6:00 PM      Game 1     Greensburg vs Franklin CountyGame 2    Batesville vs LawrenceburgSaturday, 10/26/13    11:00 A.M.    Game 3    Winner G#1 vs Winner G#2Game 4    Rushville vs South Dearborn7:00 PM    Championship Game – Winner G#3 vs Winner G#4Admission:    $6.00 per session or $9.00 for a tournament pass.  Pre-school only free.(Note – All-Sport Passes, Senior Citizen Passes and Conference passes are NOT accepted for IHSAA Tournament play)IHSAA Rules & Regulations:1   Rules & Regulations – Principals and /or Athletic Directors are directly responsible for the behavior of their team, coaches, and fans.Balloons, banners, and/or posters, shakers on sticks, etc. are not permitted.Cowbells, air horns and other such noise devices are not permitted.No solicitations shall be permitted, including donations, contributions, and aggressive vending of school spirit items.NO live animal mascots.“Line-up” lanes of fans shall not be permitted on the playing floor at any time.Carry-in radios, cassettes and tape decks, etc. are not permitted.Everyone must wear a shirt at all times.BCSC is a Smoke / Tobacco Free Campus.Football Sectional #30Friday, October 25th    Indian Creek at Batesville    7:00 PM startAdmission:    $6.00 per session  (Pre-school only free.)(Note – All-Sport Passes, Senior Citizen Passes and Conference passes are NOT accepted for IHSAA Tournament play)IHSAA Rules & Regulations:Rules & Regulations – Principals and /or Athletic Directors are directly responsible for the behavior of their team, coaches, and fans.Balloons, banners, and/or posters, shakers on sticks, etc. are not permitted.No battery or electronic noise makers, sirens or whistles are allowed.No solicitations shall be permitted, including donations, contributions, and aggressive vending of school spirit items.NO live animal mascots.D E.    Throwing of articles, including toilet tissure, is not allowed.F.    Everyone must wear a shirt at all times.G.    BCSC is a Smoke / Tobacco Free Campus.* I have no idea why the automatic letters were entered like that on the rules and regulations.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img read more