8 things to know about SUNY Broome’s reopening plan

first_imgTOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — On Wednesday, SUNY Broome Community College announced the state government has approved its plan for reopening for the fall 2020 semester. The following are the steps the campus will take to deal with the virus: The school plans to have courses online and in-person when classes resume on Aug. 31.center_img All classrooms, labs, and lecture halls have been assessed to determine the maximum capacity while adhering to social distancing guidelinesLabs that require face-to-face, hands-on learning could be separated into multiple sections allowing for personalized instruction while reducing classroom densityDepending on the course, some classes will be conducted in a hybrid environment with a combination of in-person and onlineSome courses will be delivered entirely remotely, either through blackboard or other social distance learning formatsAll residence hall bedrooms will be converted to singles, one student per room. All of SUNY Broome’s students living arrangements are “suite style”, so students will share common spaces within those suitesMove-in day for the residence halls will be conducted in a staggered, four-day period starting in mid-August. Each student will be screened upon arrivalCurrently, all college staff and students must wear face coverings campus when there is potential for breaching social distance, such as hallways, going across campus and classrooms. Employees must conduct daily self-screening. Contracted employees are to be screened by their employers before coming to campus. Campus visitors are required to comply with the State Executive Order for masks as well.All classrooms, labs, campus common areas, and the residence hall will be cleaned and disinfected daily.last_img read more


Sam Rockwell, Leslie Bibb’s Relationship Timeline

first_imgBibb explained that the duo went on a date a week later and she told the Fosse/Verdon actor that she wasn’t interested in anything serious. “I think three weeks later, I was, like, ‘I love you so much,’” she said.The couple’s relationship has continued to thrive as the duo costarred in numerous films. They both appeared in 2010’s Iron Man 2, 2015’s Don Verdean and 2017’s The Dark of Night.- Advertisement – Ride or die! Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb’s relationship has flown under the radar for years — and there are no signs of it fizzling out.The pair have been inseparable for more than a decade after meeting in the lobby of Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California, in October 2007 — while Rockwell was filming Frost/Nixon and Bibb was waiting to have dinner with friends.- Advertisement – “It was weird,” the Iron Man actress told Rosie O’Donnell in March 2012, noting she’d never dated someone famous before Rockwell.The GCB alum joked that the pair “met in the most cliché place” but instantly had a connection.“I just smiled, and he smiled at me, and I thought, ‘Oh no, what’s that?’” she recalled. “Sometimes you just get struck.”- Advertisement – Through it all the lovebirds have gushed about each other and their separate successes, walking side by side at awards shows and movie premieres.After winning the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards trophy for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Rockwell exclusively told Us Weekly what he loves most about Bibb.“She’s my beloved,” he said in January 2018. “She keeps me laughing and we take care of each other. She’s really talented and funny herself. She reminds me of a young Mary Tyler Moore.”Five months later, the Vice actor revealed how the pair keep their relationship going strong after more than 10 years together.“We have a two-to-three-week rule and then we see each other,” he told exclusively Us in June 2018. “Then you get too independent if it’s four weeks, five weeks.”The Oscar winner noted that he and the Crossing Jordan alum work as a couple, because they “have a sense of humor” and “we just look after each other.”Scroll down to relive Rockwell and Bibb’s relationship over the years. – Advertisement –last_img read more


Jalapenos eyed in Salmonella outbreak probe

first_img Based on information from 645 patients, at least 130 people were hospitalized, according to the CDC update. The outbreak has spread to 40 states and the District of Columbia, though many of the cases occurred in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Illinois. The most recent illness onset date is Jun 26, which is 6 days later than was listed in the CDC’s previous update and a sign that the outbreak is ongoing. See also: Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Jul 4 that it had linked another death to the outbreak, which involves the relatively rare Salmonella enterica Saintpaul strain. The man, from Texas, was in his eighties. (In earlier updates, the CDC said salmonellosis might have contributed to the death of a Texas man in his sixties who died of cancer.) Some infectious disease experts have criticized the FDA and CDC response to the outbreak, saying that poor communication with state and local health departments and missteps with case-control studies have hobbled the investigation. Last week the FDA said it was tapping into a larger laboratory network to speed the lab investigation. The CDC said in a Jul 4 update on the investigation that the identification in Texas and other states of many clusters of patients who ate at the same restaurants has led the agency to broaden its investigation, though tomatoes are still strongly linked to the illnesses. Also, the CDC said one ill person with salmonellosis matching the outbreak strain has been identified in Ontario, Canada. The patient said he or she had traveled to the United States and got sick upon return to Canada. According to unnamed sources who are familiar with the probe, investigators are looking at jalapenos as a leading suspect in the outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reported on Jul 5. Investigators are also considering cilantro and Serrano peppers, two other produce items that are commonly served with fresh tomatoes in Mexican cuisine, sources told the newspaper.center_img Jul 4 CDC updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/saintpaul/ Today health inspectors on the Mexican border planned to begin stopping and checking shipments of ingredients common to Mexican food coming into the United States, according to Tommy Thompson, former US secretary of health and human services, CNN reported on Jul 4. Thompson told CNN he had been told about the plan. Glen Nowak, a CDC spokesman, told the Journal that the agency is focusing on 29 clusters linked to restaurants, most of which serve Mexican food and are not part of national chains. The outbreak, which began in early June, prompted federal health officials to advise consumers to avoid eating raw red round, Roma, or plum tomatoes from growing areas that had not been cleared by investigators. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not found Salmonella Saintpaul in any of the tomato samples it has tested. Jul 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Federal investigators are eyeing jalapeno peppers as the possible culprit in a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 943 people in 40 states and involved at least one death.last_img read more


Oilers GM Ken Holland says he was unaware of Mike Babcock mistreating players while coaching Detroit

first_imgEdmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland told reporters Wednesday he was not aware Mike Babcock mistreated players during their time with the Detroit Red Wings, responding to recent accusations of verbal assault from former players Chris Chelios and Johan Franzen.”I’ve been a general manager for 22 years,” said Holland — who has worked with Scotty Bowman, Dave Lewis, Babcock, Jeff Blashill and now Dave Tippett in his 22 years as an NHL general manager — via TSN. “At the end of the year, I always do exit interviews. A player not liking the coach, not liking their role, not liking who they’re playing with – I hear that all the time.” “You talk about Johan Franzen, I can’t speak for Johan,” he added. “And when he came out, he was very clear and said Mike Babcock was a tremendous coach. He doesn’t like him as a person.”MORE: Johan Franzen calls Mike Babcock ‘the worst person I’ve ever met’On Monday, Franzen detailed his experiences playing under Babcock from 2005-15 with Swedish publication Expressen after Chelios told Barstool Sports podcast “Spittin’ Chiclets” that Babcock once verbally assaulted Franzen during a game, causing the forward had a nervous breakdown.Holland, who was with Babcock in Detroit for 10 years before leaving to take the Edmonton GM job in May, said players’ opinions of Babcock varied. He added that while he isn’t usually in the locker room when his coaches talk to their teams, he is “aware of everything” as a general manager. “There’s one-on-one meetings and some team meetings. I’m not privy to every word that comes out, but certainly I’m aware of the message,” Holland told reporters. “I try to be available to our players through the years… to talk to the players after the season in exit meetings and get to know what’s going on. Am I aware that there was some unhappiness? Yeah. But there’s always going to be some unhappiness. I don’t care what your style is. But some stuff, I’m not aware of.”Chelios said in his “Spittin’ Chiclets” interview that Holland was made aware of how Babcock treated players after the incident with Franzen, and that the GM responded by offering to trade disgruntled players away. Holland said Wednesday there is an inaccurate perception of when the two events occured.”I spoke to [Chelios],” Holland told reporters. “I hold Cheli in the highest regard…I just said to Cheli that the timeline he laid out – the perception was there was a situation between Babcock and Franzen on the bench and the next day I came down and said something to the team – both are true, but they’re about five to six years apart. When I did address the team one point in time – I think Cheli retired in ’09 – Cheli said he was sitting in the locker room, so it’s gotta be ’06, ’07 – and the Franzen-Babcock was the Nashville series in 2012.”last_img read more


Seton-La Salle adds to girls 2012 AA title run

first_imgYACINE DIOP of Seton LaSalle (24) drives the lane against Blairsville in the PIAA Class AA playoffs. (Courier Photo/William McBride/File)HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – For the second time in three seasons, WPIAL champion Seton-La Salle walked away from the sweetest place on earth with the girls’ PIAA Class AA basketball title.In the process, the Rebels knocked off the state’s last unbeaten, outracing Philadelphia product Neumann-Goretti 58-50 Friday afternoon at Giant Center.The Rebels (27-4) were paced by Nicolete Newman (17 points), Cassidy Walsh (11) and Yacine Diop, one of three University of Pittsburgh recruits for Rebels first-year head coach Spencer Stefko. Diop recorded a double-double with 10 points and 23 rebounds.Emmanuella Awobajo led three double-digit scorers for Neumann-Goretti, denied a perfect 30-0 season. The Saints (29-1) rallied from a 28-17 halftime deficit to take the lead, 46-44, with 5:28 remaining.Seton-La Salle, however, connected on 10 of 12 from the free-throw line down the stretch, holding off a high-powered Neumann-Goretti side that converted just 16 of 66 shots from the floor. The Saints also shot under 17-percent (5-for-30) from the 3-point arc.“It feels good. It feels really, really good,” said Diop, a senior and member of Senegal’s U18 National Team. Diop chipped in six blocks. “Defensively, that’s the best game I’ve ever played. We were a little bit nervous but we were able to do it.”Behind Awobajo and slick guards Ciani Cryor (12 points) and Sianni Martin (10), Letty Santarelli’s Catholic League champions stayed tight despite their shooting woes. Still, after a pair of Martin free throws pushed the Saints ahead for the first time, Neumann-Goretti’s next bucket came on a Kamiah Smalls lay up with under a minute to play.Newman and Walsh took care of the rest from the line.“All year there would be games where we make them and games where we don’t,” said Stefko. “What our kids did a great job of doing was making sure the right kids at the end were on the line.”last_img read more