Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf to Pennsylvania: We Must Stay the Course, We Must Follow the Law May 11, 2020center_img Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today reminded Pennsylvanians that the state’s actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 are working and that we must stay the course and follow the law or there will be negative consequences.“Pennsylvanians are fighting for our lives,” Gov. Wolf said. “We have fought this deadly virus in the best way we can, and sacrificed in ways we could never have imagined. It has been a new kind of heroism – in many ways a quiet heroism. These heroic acts deserve to be met not by surrendering, but by staying the course.”The governor reiterated that reopening too soon can cause COVID-19 to spread, for cases and deaths to spike and for closures to be reinstated perhaps for much longer.Reopening decisions are based on the advice of scientists, medical professionals, and the state’s epidemiologists. Factors that inform decisions include case counts, modeling, geographic location, contact tracing and testing capabilities for individual counties, regions, and the state. Each county is considered individually before deciding on placement into the red, yellow or green phases. Yellow counties have a lower risk of virus spread. Red counties have a higher risk of virus spread.“I cannot allow residents in a red county to get sick because their local officials can’t see the invisible risk of the virus in their community,” Wolf said. “So, I must, and I will impose consequences if a county locally lifts restrictions when it has not yet been given the go-ahead by the state.”The governor outlined the following consequences to counties that do not abide by the law to remain closed:Counties will not be eligible for federal stimulus discretionary funds the state receives and intends to provide to counties with populations of fewer than 500,000.Businesses in counties that do not abide by the law will no longer be eligible for business liability insurance and the protections it provides. The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance released details of this earlier today.Restaurants that reopen for dine-in service in counties that have not been authorized to reopen will be at risk of losing their liquor license.County residents receiving unemployment compensation will be able to continue to receive benefits even if their employer reopens. Employees may choose not to return out of concern for personal safety and safety of co-workers.“This is not a time to give up,” Wolf said. “This is a time to rededicate ourselves to the task of beating this virus. I intend to keep fighting, and I believe that the overwhelming majority of my fellow Pennsylvanians intend to keep fighting it too. With that unity, I know we can win.”View this information in Spanish.last_img read more

CWI/PCL Four-day tournament… Jaguars beat Hurricanes by ten wickets

first_imgAFTER a defiant effort from Akeem Saunders, who stroked his maiden first class century, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes batting crumbled for a second time in three days to hand the Guyana Jaguars a ten-wicket win last evening in the seventh round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter.Trailing by 268 on first innings, the tourists were asked to follow on by the Guyana Jaguars, and were bowled out for the identical deficit, leaving the Jaguars with just one run for victory.Akeem Saunders acknowledges his teammates after reaching his hundred.Saunders had anchored the middle-order, putting on 91 for the fourth wicket with Shane Burton (53) and 76 for the fifth with Jahmar Hamilton (23), but when he was dismissed, the visitors’ effort unraveled and the second collapse of the match continued with increasing speed. From 127-4, the visitors lost 6-141.It was a total bowling effort from the Jaguars, with Keemo Paul claiming 3-38, Romario Shepherd (2-33), Gudakesh Motie (2-79), Veerasammy Permaul (2-77) and Sherefane Rutherford (1-18), being the successful bowlers.The tourists were made to follow-on after being dismissed for just 149 in reply to the Jaguars’ first innings 417.Resuming at 114-9, 304 behind the Jaguars first innings total 417, the Hurricanes overnight batsmen Jeremiah Louis and Mervin Matthew put together a last pair stand of 35 runs before left-arm spinner Motie had Matthew caught at the wicket for 16.With 268 runs ahead, Leon Johnson rightly enforced the follow on and pacers Paul and Shepherd provided instant results with their pace, bounce and movement, claiming the wickets of both openers Montcin Hodge (13) and Chesney Hughes (8), at 26-2.Paul had Hughes edging one to Anthony Bramble on a delivery which had some extra bounce while Hodge was trapped leg before wicket.Soon after Motie pegged the tourists further back with the wicket of Devon Thomas; Motie benefiting from a fine Johnson catch at first slip.But Burton and Saunders then allied for a counter-attacking 64-run unbroken partnership for the fourth wicket until the interval, at 100-3.Upon resumption, the left-handed Burton went pass his fifty but departed soon after, caught at the wicket off Rurtherford.At the other end, Saunders brought up his fifty in company with Hamilton, and the pair then continued to frustrate the hosts until a power outage sent the players off the field.When play finally resumed some 40 minutes after, Permaul put down Saunders when the right-hander was on 87, but the pair added 76 runs for the fifth-wicket before Permaul trapped Hamilton plumb in front for 23.The 23-year-old Saunders then registered his hundred off 171 balls, but soon after he was dismissed, edging Motie behind, at 205-6. His innings lasted for 173 balls, inclusive of 12 fours and a six.Permaul then bowled Rakheem Cornwall (9) while Paul and Shepherd, who both returned for respective new-ball spells removed Terance Warde (29), Gavin Tonge (1) and Jerimiah Louis (16).Tagenarine Chanderpaul then ensured the victory with a boundary. Anthony Bramble was named man-of-the-match for his unbeaten 196.The tournament will break for the holiday season and will resume on January 4, 2018.GUYANA JAGUARS FIRST INNINGS 417Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st innings (Overnight 114-9)M. Hodge b Shepherd 9C. Hughes b Paul 10S. Burton c&b Permaul 20D. Thomas lbw b Shepherd 20A. Saunders c Johnson b Permaul 18J. Hamilton c wk Bramble b Permaul 0T. Warde lbw b Permaul 8R. Cornwall c wk Bramble b Permaul 13J. Louis not out 12G. Tonge lbw b Permaul 2M. Matthew c wk Bramble b Motie 16Extras: (nb-5, b-12, lb-4) 21Total: (all out; 49.2 overs) 149Fall of wickets:1-24, 2-26, 3-51, 4-77, 5-77, 6-89, 7-107, 8-112, 9-114, 10-149Bowling: Shepherd 8-1-29-2, Paul 9-0-35-1, Permaul 17-7-32-6, Rutherford 6-2-19-0, Motie 9.2-4-18-1LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 2nd inningsM. Hodge lbw b Shepherd 13C. Hughes c wk Bramble b Paul 8S. Burton c wk Bramble b Rutherford 53D. Thomas c Johnson b Motie 2A. Saunders c wk Bramble b Motie 101J. Hamilton lbw b Permaul 23T. Warde c wk Bramble b Permaul 29R. Cornwall b Permaul 9J. Louis c wk Bramble b Paul 16G. Tonge b Shepherd 1M. Matthew not out 6Extras: (nb-3, lb-4) 7Total: (all out; 87.3 overs) 268Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-26, 3-36, 4-127, 5-203, 6-205, 7-226, 8-250, 9-252, 10-268Bowling: Shepherd 12-2-33-2, Paul 12.3-2-38-3, Motie 27-5-79-2, Permaul 25-2-77-2, Johnson 4-0-15-0, Rutherford 6-2-18-1, Hemraj 1-0-4-0Guyana Jaguars 2nd inningsT. Chanderpaul not out 4C. Hemraj not out 0Total: (no wickets; 0.4 overs) 4Bowling: Thomas 0.4-0-4-0last_img read more