By Jon Zimney – December 12, 2020 0 319 Temper Grille to close, owner blames COVID-19 pandemic Previous articleNotre Dame professor picked by Joe Biden for Secretary of Department of Veterans AffairsNext article10th execution in 2020 carried out in Terre Haute Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Google+ (Photo supplied/Temper Grille) The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another local restaurant.The owner of Temper Grille, on University Drive, announced on Facebook it will close.The last day of business for the restaurant will be Friday, Dec. 18, according to the Facebook post.Owner Sean Kelley stated that between carry out, being limited to only 50% capacity and having to close due to close contact with COVID-19, he can no longer run the restaurant.Temper Grille had been serving diners for 10 years.Click to read Kelley’s complete Facebook post. WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
Rainerzufall1234 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0 / CC BY 2.0 MGN Image / Babak Farrokhi ALBANY – State lawmakers say there have been fairly low COVID-19 infection rates in people incarcerated in jails and prisons in New York.During a hearing Tuesday, officials disclosed there are about 37,000 inmates currently incarcerated and of those, 773 tested positive, 11,201 tested negative.In addition, officials said 1,329 staff members were positive and that 98 percent of those people have recovered and returned to work, according to Anthony Annucci, the acting commissioner of the State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.Several measures were taken to help safekeep incarcerated people and staff members, including “…Removing non-essential staff from the workplace, the difficult decision of suspending visitation and programs, deploying masks to staff, and the incarcerated population to making hand sanitizers available,” Annucci said. There have also been “early release opportunities” for certain people serving time. He said the Department has expanded testing, offering more than 13,000 COVID diagnostic tests to those incarcerated.There have been 17 COVID-related fatalities of incarcerated individuals: five staff deaths and four parolee deaths. It’s a much different side-by-side comparison with facilities like nursing homes, officials said.Due to low infection rates, DOCCS has also “gradually” reintroduced non-essential staff and resumed some vocational and academic programs. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Josh Groban View Comments Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Related Shows Here’s your chance to catch Josh Groban in his Broadway debut! Tickets are now available for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, starring Groban and Denée Benton. Performances will begin on October 18 at the Imperial Theatre, where it is set to open officially on November 14.In addition to Groban and Benton, the cast will include Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Amber Gray as Helene, Grace McLean as Marya D and Paul Pinto as Balaga.Directed by Rachel Chavkin and featuring a book and electropop score by Dave Malloy, the show draws inspiration from a 70-page portion of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace. It follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole (Lucas Steele) while her betrothed Andrey (Nicholas Belton) is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Star Files ‘The Great Comet’
Topics : Futures firm RFX Garuda Berjangka director Ibrahim said COVID-19 had crippled the global economy, which prompted investors to dump emerging market currencies, adding that the only solution would be the discovery of a vaccine. “Investors consider the coronavirus to be the third world war, which could cause the rupiah to surpass 17,000 per dollar,” Ibrahim told reporters. “They are panicked as governments implement stricter measures, which have disrupted businesses and pushed consumers to stay home.”The rupiah tumbled 3.85 percent against the dollar to trade at 16,575 at Monday’s close. It reached Rp 16,625 during the day, the lowest level since the 1998 crisis, as the currency weakened almost 20 percent against the greenback this year.Meanwhile, the benchmark stock index, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), has lost a third of its value this year. The rupiah fluctuated at around 16,500 per US dollar on Tuesday despite a slight gain after falling sharply to near the 17,000-mark the previous day.The rupiah inched closer to Rp 17,000 against the dollar on Monday, the weakest since the 1998 crisis, as analysts believe it will further weaken amid the COVID-19 pandemic, despite strong economic fundamentals.According to Bloomberg’s latest currency data, the rupiah gained slightly to 16,495 per dollar on the spot market on Tuesday but analysts believe it will take time for the currency to return to the level of between 13,800 and 14,000 per dollar recorded in February. The benchmark JCI, the main gauge at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), fell another 1 percent on Tuesday to 3,951 after losing 5 percent on Monday, the lowest level since June 2012. The benchmark index has lost 36 percent of its value since the beginning of the year.Ibrahim said the flagging rupiah was caused by the late response of the government in handling the outbreak, urging central government and regional administrations to work together to contain the outbreak and roll out further stimulus for the healthcare sector.Separately, Bank Permata chief economist Josua Pardede said that while currencies in emerging markets, including the rupiah, had weakened against the dollar, economic fundamentals were much better compared to the 1998 crisis.“Even though the rupiah almost reached the 1998 crisis level, the current depreciation rate of 19 percent year-to-date is much lower compared to the depreciation rate of 600 percent during the 1998 the crisis,” Josua told The Jakarta Post. “This means that Indonesia’s economic fundamentals are much stronger compared to the situation in 1998.”There were several reasons why economic fundamentals remained strong, Josua went on to say, including better management of corporate debts and better credit ratings compared to 1998.“The central bank’s decision to oblige companies to transact in safe-haven assets in mitigating risks from foreign exchange has resulted in better management of external corporate debts, as shown in lower growth of short-term debt,” Josua said.From the credit rating perspective, meanwhile, Indonesia had junk bond status in 1998, as the government borrowed money with high premiums, Josua said.“Indonesia’s credit rating is considered worth to invest in by all credit rating agencies worldwide right now. This further shows that they have confidence in Indonesia’s economic performance.”With the rupiah sliding over the last few weeks, Bank Indonesia (BI) has injected Rp 300 trillion (US$18 billion) into the market through the purchase of sovereign bonds, supply of dollars in the spot market and intervention in domestic non-deliverables forward.“The country’s foreign exchange reserves are adequate to meet dollar liquidity,” said BI Governor Perry Warjiyo on Friday. Indonesia’s central bank has begun holding daily repurchase and foreign exchange swap auctions to bolster liquidity.It also cut the benchmark interest rate to 4.5 percent on Thursday following the central bank’s board of governors meeting.
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa need seven wickets on the last day to secure victory in the first Test and go ahead in the two-match series as Bangladesh struggled on a rain-curtailed fourth day at Senwes Park on Sunday.Morne Morkel snagged two wickets in the first over of Bangladesh’s second innings and they were 49 for three at stumps, still 375 runs shy of an improbable victory.South Africa, who had started the day 54-2, declared their second innings on 247 for six, with captain Faf du Plessis scoring 81 and Temba Bavuma 71.A partnership of 142 between the pair pushed along the scoring rate as South Africa sought to set Bangladesh a large target, but still give themselves enough time to bowl them out on a pitch that has proven lifeless.Two breaks for rain hastened the decision to declare and when Morkel bowled Tamim Iqbal with the fourth ball of the opening over and then had Mominul Haque trapped leg before two balls later, it seemed all was going to plan for the home team.Mominul had consulted with Imrul Kayes about reviewing the decision to give him out but was persuaded not do so, only for television replays to show Morkel’s delivery was headed well down off and that the umpire had made a poor decision.Morkel then removed the middle stump of Mustafizur Rahman with the second ball of his next over only for TV to show he had bowled a no-ball, reinstating the batsman.It means Morkel now holds the world record of 14 test dismissals being overturned because his foot was over the bowling crease. To add to the ignominy, he was later taken to hospital with a side strain that could rule him out of the rest of the series.Imrul was the third wicket to fall as he was caught behind off the spin bowling of Keshav Maharaj for 32. Captain Mustafizur, not out on 16, and Liton Das will resume on the last day with survival uppermost on the visitors’ agenda. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 496 for 3 decl (D. Elgar 199, H. Amla 137, A. Markram 97)Bangladesh 1st innings 320 (M. Haque 77, Mahmudullah 66)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 54-2)A. Markram c Das b M. Rahman 15D. Elgar lbw b Sh. Islam 18H. Amla c Das b M. Rahman 28T. Bavuma c Das b M. Haque 71F. du Plessis lbw b M. Haque 81Q. de Kock st Das b M. Haque 8A. Phehlukwayo not out 6K. Maharaj not out 19Extras (nb-1) 1Total (for 6 wickets declared, 56 overs) 247Fall of wickets: 1-30 D. Elgar,2-38 A. Markram,3-70 H. Amla,4-212 F. du Plessis,5-217 T. Bavuma,6-222 Q. de KockDid not bat: K. Rabada, M. Morkel, D. OlivierBowling: Mehidy Hasan 11 – 1 – 69 – 0,Shafiul Islam 13 – 1 – 46 – 1,Mustafizur Rahman 11 – 2 – 30 – 2,Taskin Ahmed 6 – 0 – 29 – 0(nb-1),Sabbir Rahman 5 – 0 – 25 – 0, Mahmudullah 4 – 0 – 21 – 0, Mominul Haque 6 – 0 – 27 – 3.BANGLADESH 2nd innings (Target: 424 runs)Tamim Iqbal b M. Morkel 0Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Maharaj 32Mominul Haque lbw b M. Morkel 0Mushfiqur Rahim not out 16Extras (nb-1) 1Total (for 3 wickets, 15.3 overs) 49Fall of wickets: 1-0 T. Iqbal,2-0 M. Haque,3-49 I. KayesTo bat: Mahmudullah, L. Das, S. Rahman, M. Hasan, T. Ahmed, M. Rahman, S. IslamBowling: M. Morkel 5.2 – 2 – 19 – 2(nb-1), K. Rabada 5 – 1 – 23 – 0,D. Olivier 2.4 – 0 – 5 – 0, K. Maharaj 2.3 – 0 – 2 – 1.
MASON CITY — Heavy rain over the weekend took its toll on one downtown Mason City office building. Mohawk Square has been closed until further notice after the building suffered damage from a roof collapse from the storms that rolled through over the weekend.The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, which has their offices on the third level of the building, says the details regarding the extent and type of damage to the building are still being assessed, and it’s not known at this time when the building will be re-opened.The Public Health offices will be closed until further notice. Health Department nurses and home care aides will be contacting their patients as soon as possible to plan their care schedules for the upcoming week. The on-call home care phone number is 641-421-3001 (note this phone number is correct rather than the phone number listed in the photo attached with this story).The Elderbridge Agency on Aging and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services offices are also closed.