Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Wear Mask While Enjoying the Outdoors


first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 09, 2020 Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to Wear Mask While Enjoying the Outdoorscenter_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today reminded Pennsylvanians to wear masks while enjoying the outdoors when they are not able to consistently maintain social distancing from individuals who are not members of their household.“It’s critical that Pennsylvanians take opportunities to go outside and enjoy our many parks, trails and beaches. It’s good for our mental and physical health. But we must do so safely,” Gov. Wolf said. “Park attendance has increased dramatically, so Pennsylvanians should protect themselves and their fellow outdoor seekers by wearing a mask.”Secretary Dunn said recent Bureau of State Park attendance figures show people turning to the outdoors in record numbers. May 2020 attendance reports show 5.8 million visitors compared to 4.2 million last year. The parks system increased by over 1.5 million visitors, a 36 percent increase, and 18 parks experienced more than a 100 percent increase.“Last weekend brought a crush of visitors to almost all our state parks, and those numbers reinforce the need for all park visitors to be smart and safe by wearing masks,” Dunn said. “Our park officials tell us the holiday crowds were orderly and, for the most part, observing self-distancing but masks were not being worn by many. For the safety of all, masks should be worn, especially in areas where park visitors gather: pools and beaches when not in the water; restroom areas; and state park offices and visitor centers.”For updated state park and forest facilities, visit DCNR’s What’s Open and Closed map.Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on July 1. It remains in effect. Frequently Asked Questions about the mask-wearing order can be found here.NOTE: Video of DCNR Secretary Dunn on the importance of wearing a mask is available for download via PAcast.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

Zidane takes charge of Real Madrid


first_imgA penny for the thoughts of the Real Madrid Castilla lads on being greeted by Zinedine Zidane in the dressing room at Valdebebas for the first time on Monday, the day that marks the beginning of Zizou’s managerial career.After a year learning the ropes from Carlo Ancelotti, now the former midfielder will be top dog in the dugout for the very first time. Well, in spirit anyway, as for the time being he will officially report to Santiago Sánchez, an established member of the ‘Los Blancos’ staff who holds the coaching badges the French legend hasn’t secured yet.The group of players in Zidane’s first session may bear little comparison to the squad named for the team’s league opener. This is because ‘Los Blancos’ are still waiting for a final ruling on the clubs facing possible enforced relegation from the Liga Adelante for financial reasons, which would allow Castilla (Real Madrid B) to keep their place in the second tier. As such, the existing squad has largely been kept intact.Notwithstanding the promotion of Álvaro Medrán, Gonzalo Melero and Mariano Díaz Mejía from Real Madrid C and Fran Rodríguez, Jaime Sánchez and Marcos Llorente from the ‘Juvenil A’ set-up, the spine of the group that finished in the drop zone last season remains in place.However, as and when it is confirmed that Castilla have to play in the third division, several players are expected to ask to leave. That will be the time to talk about potential signings or other academy youngsters who could make the step up to the B-team.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic over-runs Roger Federer to win in Rome


first_imgThe pair were meeting for the 39th time and top seed Djokovic narrowed Federer’s lead to 20-19 as he won 6-4 6-3, two months after also beating the Swiss at the Indian Wells final.  The first set went with serve until the final game, when Djokovic rifled a return winner that clipped the edge of the tramline and converted his first set point.  The Serb never looked in danger after breaking again in the second game of the second set and wrapped up the title when Federer hit a forehand out on match point.  Earlier, Russian Maria Sharapova ground down Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6 7-5 6-1 to win the women’s final, the 35th WTA Tour title of her career.  Third seed Sharapova looked sluggish against her Spanish opponent in the first set and Suarez Navarro fought back from 1-3 and 3-5 down in the second to level at 5-5.  But Sharapova reeled off the next two games and tore through the decider against the tiring 10th seed, sealing victory in more than two and a half hours with her 39th winner. –last_img read more

Fresh Arsenal fan backlash lies in wait for Wenger


first_imgDemoralisingIn that context, the possible return of Santi Cazorla after a six-month absence with a knee problem will be welcomed by Wenger, although England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined.“Santi might be in the squad this weekend, I don’t know yet. He is available,” Wenger said.“Everyone is available, but maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain is not competitive yet. It’s Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first week in full training now, so I don’t think I will select him this weekend.”Norwich will attempt to revive their bid to escape relegation after a recent upturn in form that brought seven points from three games was ended by successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Sunderland.The 3-0 home defeat against the Black Cats was particularly demoralising and the Canaries now face a three-way battle with Sunderland and Newcastle to avoid going down to the Championship with Aston Villa.Alex Neil’s side sat out last weekend’s round of fixtures and the manager must hope the break will leave his team refreshed.“It looks like it is going all the way now. There are huge amounts to play for and certainly the points tally, with limited games left, you feel it is going to go right to the end,” Neil said.“Obviously playing Arsenal away at the Emirates is tough but we need to try and take something and then we have two at home and we have to target them and Everton away, whose home record is not great.“People can talk about the points we need, but two wins and a draw from where we are, I think that will be enough.“It is about us. I look at the four games we have got and think we need to win some of those, not who has got who elsewhere.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |Arsene Wenger will be forced to confront renewed supporter protests at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as he attempts to stop Arsenal’s troubled season imploding in the final weeks.A number of fans’ groups are planning to mark the visit of struggling Norwich by displaying placards during the game demanding change after another frustrating campaign.The Gunners’ Premier League title challenge was finally ended following last weekend’s failure to beat lowly Sunderland, leaving Wenger’s side to face another relegation-threatened team with their focus now trained on preserving a top four spot.The goalless draw at the Stadium of Light opened the door for Manchester City to move into third place, leaving Arsenal in fourth place, five points clear of Manchester United who have played a game less.The odds remain in Arsenal’s favour as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League for a 20th successive season under Wenger’s guidance.But the French manager concedes that record is under threat, and anything less than victory against a Norwich side currently occupying the third relegation place on goal difference will increase the pressure on Wenger’s position.Mesut Ozil’s admission this week he is in no hurry to sign a new contract –- his current deal runs until 2018 –- only added to the sense that while there is no silverware at stake, the remaining weeks of the season could be significant for the club.Missing out on the Champions League will do nothing to encourage Ozil and Chile star Alexis Sanchez to agree new terms.However, a strong finish backed by victory at Manchester City in the penultimate game will guarantee third place and automatic passage to the Champions League group stages, strengthening Wenger’s hand.“Now the fight is to get the best position for the Champions League,” Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said.“You need to start winning games. We have three games to play and we need to get as many points as we can.“I don’t think it will be enough to finish in the top two now as the other teams have taken advantage of our two points dropped.”last_img read more