Holcomb: End of state mask mandate, gathering limits doesn’t mean an end to the…

first_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSome hand sanitizers found to have toxic, cancer-causing chemicalNext articleBraun says “leave it to the states” when denouncing H.R. 1 Network Indiana Facebook Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By Network Indiana – March 25, 2021 0 143 (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Governor Holcomb says the end of a state mask order and gathering limits doesn’t mean the end of the coronavirus pandemic.Holcomb rejects suggestions the end of a state mask mandate reflects pressure from fellow Republicans in the legislature, who have been debating bills to limit governors’ emergency powers. He maintains the administration’s track record speaks for itself, and says he’ll take action again if the pandemic gains momentum again.“This is by no means a ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment. This is a ‘Proceed With Caution,’” Holcomb says.But while Holcomb agrees with state health commissioner Kristina Box that the pandemic is “far from over,” he says what’s different now is that most of those at the greatest risk have been vaccinated. About three-quarters of Hoosiers over 70 are fully vaccinated, and nearly two-thirds of those in their 60s. The state opened vaccinations to Hoosiers in their 50s five weeks ago, and Box says about half have made their appointments, though only a quarter of that group are fully vaccinated.And Holcomb says hospitals have the resources now to handle another surge if there is one.Indiana’s positivity rate has been inching up again, but has remained under four-percent for nearly a month. That’s less than a quarter of where it was at its peak in December. Hospitalizations are near record lows, and deaths have declined as well.Holcomb and Box are both urging Hoosiers to continue wearing masks, even though it’ll no longer be a statewide requirement April 6. And Box says she wants as many people as possible vaccinated as quickly as possible, in hopes of staying ahead of more dangerous variants. Fewer than 100 cases of a British mutation have been identified in Indiana so far, but Box says its higher infectiousness makes it a concern.The state health department will hold a second round of mass vaccination clinics at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next month, from April 1-3, 13-18 and 24-30.Holcomb and health commissioner Kris Box are still urging Hoosiers to mask up, even though it won’t be required. Box says while a British COVID variant is still rare in Indiana, it’s still cause for concern. Holcomb: End of state mask mandate, gathering limits doesn’t mean an end to the pandemic CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Reds hit Magpies for six

first_img The Reds tore at their hosts from the off and needed just five minutes to forge their way ahead when Agger took advantage of lazy defending to run unmarked on to Stewart Downing’s lofted cross and head past the helpless Rob Elliot. They increased their lead with 17 minutes gone after mounting a flowing attack which left the Magpies floundering again, Phillippe Coutinho sliding the ball into Sturridge’s path for him to square for Henderson to double the dose. Sturridge forced a 24th-minute save from Elliot and Steven Gerrard uncharacteristically volleyed wide five minutes later with the locals fearing the worst. Newcastle should really have been back in it with nine minutes of the half remaining when Massadio Haidara produced the first cross of any note to present James Perch with a free header, only to see him head wastefully wide. The balance of the game had changed after the break as Newcastle poured forward and started to find space in advanced areas, although Yohan Cabaye passed up a glorious chance after miscontrolling on the edge of the box with 52 minutes gone. But the game was effectively over two minutes later when substitute Hatem Ben Arfa was robbed by Coutinho wide on the right and sped forward to slide in Sturridge, who blasted past Elliot. They were carved open once again when Gerrard and Henderson combined to set up Sturridge for his second with half an hour still to play, and the rout was far from complete. Borini needed just two minutes to find the back of the net on his return from injury as a substitute when he converted Downing’s cross, and Henderson sent a 74th-minute free-kick across Elliot and into the bottom corner with no team-mate able to get a touch to make it 6-0. Within seconds Debuchy got his marching orders after receiving a second yellow for a foul on Coutinho, and only a fine 82nd-minute save by Elliot denied Coutinho a seventh goal as the storm clouds gathered over Tyneside with three games of a difficult campaign remaining. The striker helped himself to a double as the Reds romped to a stunning victory which leaves the Magpies still deep in relegation trouble. Newcastle were utterly shambolic on a day when they could have all but secured their Barclays Premier League status for another season, and the visitors took full advantage. Daniel Agger headed them in front with just five minutes gone and Sunderland old boy Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 12 minutes later. Sturridge then claimed a double inside six second-half minutes. Further strikes from substitute Fabio Borini and Henderson rubbed salt into black and white wounds, as did the 75th-minute dismissal of Mathieu Debuchy for a second yellow card. Press Associationcenter_img Daniel Sturridge filled Luis Suarez’s boots to perfection as Liverpool hit top gear with a 6-0 victory to pile the pressure on Newcastle boss Alan Pardew.last_img read more

Rodwell: We’re learning Barca style

first_img The Chilean took over from Roberto Mancini after City’s disappointing campaign last time out and is slowly trying to bring the squad round to a new way of playing. Rodwell told the Sun: “Pellegrini likes us to press high up and press in numbers, to get the ball back as soon as possible and then play simple football. New boss Manuel Pellegrini is working on getting Manchester City to play like Barcelona, according to midfielder Jack Rodwell. “He wants us to keep the ball until we’re in the final third and then see. “It’s early and he hasn’t gone into too much detail – he’s gradually drip-feeding us. “You look at Barcelona and what they do and it works for them so hopefully we’ll adapt.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgA woman with strong Donegal connections has been killed following a tragic accident in Australia.Kathleen Peat was knocked off her bike and killed on St Stephen’s Day as she trained for a triathlon with her husband near Adelaide.Kathleen, 48, was the daughter of Mary Heraghty from Fanad. Her uncle Humphrey Friel from Fanad said the family were devastated by Kathleen’s sudden and unfortunate death. WOMAN WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS KILLED IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentAustraliaKATHLEEN PEATkilledlast_img read more