Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sports

first_img Press Release,  Public Health The Wolf Administration today issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases. The guidance includes college and professional sports.“Pennsylvania has some of the best athletes and teams in the country and they can now begin to safely return to organized sports,” said Gov. Wolf. This guidance balances keeping student athletes safe from COVID-19 while allowing them to participate in an important part of their lives.“This is another step toward reopening our state and getting things back on track. As students and teammates get ready to train and compete, it’s important that they follow precautions to protect each other and their community from the risk of COVID-19.”The preliminary guidance is a starting point for summer sports teams and the Wolf Administration will continue to work with stakeholders. The guidance for fall, winter and spring sports seasons may be updated.Public and private K-12 schools under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PISAA) in the yellow and green phase can resume voluntary sports-related workouts. Schools must first develop an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with the Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools guidance, that is approved by the local board of directors and posted on the school’s website.Recreational and amateur sports teams in the green phase that are not affiliated with a K-12 school can hold in-person activities, including games and practices. Examples include basketball, hockey, field hockey, football, soccer, swimming, baseball, softball, lacrosse, gymnastics and kickball. Youth sports organizations should follow CDC guidelines.Gatherings of all participants, including players, athletic staff, officials and spectators are limited to 25 in the yellow phase and 250, or 50 percent capacity, in the green phase, as outlined in the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.League and team staff must review CDC guidance for youth sports. Coaches and other adult personnel should wear face coverings and screen athletes for symptoms before practices and games. All participants must follow safe hygiene and social distancing practices, avoid unnecessary physical contact, and clean and disinfect equipment and facilities. Teams are encouraged to stagger drop-off and pick-up times at outdoor locations and designate entrances and exits to facilities.Parents and other spectators should practice social distancing, wear face coverings and not enter the field or bench areas. Parents should monitor children for COVID-19 symptoms and evaluate children at higher risk for severe illnesses.College sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), including intramural and club sports, can resume in-person activity after developing an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with PDE’s Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs guidance.Professional sports can resume immediately. Teams or leagues in the yellow phase, or if more than 250 people are on site in the green phase, must have a COVID-19 safety plan approved by the Department of Health.The guidance released today provides additional information.The Wolf Administration also updated guidance on outdoor recreation today and previously released summer guidance for camps, pools, and child care.All counties are in the yellow or green phase.Ver esta página en español. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 10, 2020center_img Wolf Administration Provides Guidance to Resume High School and Other Summer Sportslast_img read more

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United miss out on Coentrao deal

first_img But Press Association Sport understands the paperwork was not completed in time and Coentrao will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu. The news will be greeted with dismay by United fans, who have been less than impressed with the club’s dealings during the window. And it leaves Moyes in the tricky position of needing to explain to Patrice Evra why he felt another left-back was required. One theory was that Coentrao would have operated at left-back, with Evra in a more advanced role, which he played during his early years as a professional. Nevertheless, Evra’s form last season and the early weeks of the current one was not that of a man who needed replacing. Now the France star will remain in his favoured role, with Alex Buttner also set to stay at Old Trafford as his deputy following talks over loan deals with both Besiktas and Celtic. Press Association Manchester United have failed in their attempt to sign Fabio Coentrao on loan from Real Madrid.center_img Having missed out on Leighton Baines, Red Devils manager David Moyes turned his attentions to Coentrao. It seemed he had pulled off an amazing last-ditch coup. last_img read more

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The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut

first_img“I think it’s important to keep in mind our student-athletes come from all over. All over the United States and in some cases all over the world,” Scott said. “Return to campus and return to voluntary workouts I think factors that in.”The Pac-12 schools are scheduled to begin allowing athletes back into their facilities for voluntary workouts starting June 15.___North Carolina State athletic director Boo Corrigan says the school has begun a schedule allowing student-athletes to return in phases to campus, with the first wave of football players permitted to return to student housing by June 20.The school announced details of the plan Tuesday in an open letter from Corrigan, who said the plan is to return via “the safest and most responsible path moving forward.” Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel said that baseball is back immediately after “our passionate baseball alumni and donors have committed $1.5 million over the next three years.”The Ohio school announced last month it was dropping baseball because of a projected $2 million athletic budget shortfall stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. Former players immediately began a “Save BGSU Baseball” campaign and managed to raise the funds to rescue a program that produced former All-Star pitcher Orel Hershiser.Like Bowling Green, other schools in the Mid-American Conference have had to drop sports as a result of financial hardships triggered by the pandemic.___The Ilitch companies — a group that includes the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, along with Little Caesars and other companies — has opened a facility in the Detroit area to produce protective masks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Called out, Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated Press Bowling Green’s most famous ex-player is Orel Hershiser, a three-time All-Star who pitched 18 years in the major leagues, 13 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.___Pac-12 schools have agreed to perform COVID-19 and coronavirus antibody tests on all athletes upon their return to campuses for voluntary workouts.“These guidelines are coming from our medical advisory committee and it’s their belief this is best practice,” Commissioner Larry Scott told The Associated Press.Scott said athletes will continue to be tested regularly for COVID-19 as long as they are under the supervision of the schools. The KF Bylis player was not named.League matches in Albania will resume on Wednesday without fans in the stadiums. The matches will follow medical protocols drafted in consultation with UEFA.Federation spokesman Andi Vrecani says “the championship is not threatened because the protocol has been set that such a player with COVID-19 is quarantined for 14 days and the team continues preparation normally.”Play was suspended in mid-March following the country’s lockdown.Bylis is in seventh place. The league is expected to finish by July 29 with the Albanian Cup final on Aug. 2. Corrigan says the first phase has already started by allowing members of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs who live locally to receive examinations and coronavirus testing.If cleared, athletes would be allowed to participate in voluntary workouts, though they would be divided into small groups for safety precautions.The second phase begins with football players returning to student housing “no later than” June 20, followed by men’s and women’s basketball players.The third phase would bring back athletes in fall sports, though Corrigan said only that will come “later this summer” with additional details coming later. The final phase is the return of all other programs ahead of the fall semester.___ June 2, 2020 The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program after cut England is set to host the West Indies in three cricket tests in July, subject to government approval.The West Indies will arrive next Tuesday and travel to Old Trafford in Manchester for quarantine and training.They will then move to Southampton for the first test from July 8, and back to Old Trafford for the remaining tests starting on July 16 and July 24.There will be no spectators.The two venues were chosen because they had hotels attached or nearby and could be turned into “bio-secure environments.” Cricket West Indies agreed in principle to tour last Friday.The test series was originally scheduled to begin on Thursday.___Pac-12 schools have agreed to perform COVID-19 and coronavirus antibody tests on all athletes upon their return to campuses for voluntary workouts.Commissioner Larry Scott tells The Associated Press “these guidelines are coming from our medical advisory committee and it’s their belief this is best practice.” The Russian soccer league says it will restart on June 19. That is two days earlier than originally planned.The league says it gave the date of June 21 because of a longstanding practice of using the date of Sunday’s games as the official nominal designation for a round of games over several days.The restart will begin with two games on June 19. Krylya Sovetov Samara will play Akhmat Grozny and Sochi will face FC Rostov.Russia is planning to allow a limited number of fans in the stadiums when games restart.___ Scott says athletes will continue to be tested regularly for COVID-19 as long as they are under the supervision of the schools.Scott says “I think it’s important to keep in mind our student-athletes come from all over. All over the United States and in some cases all over the world.”The Pac-12 schools are scheduled to begin allowing athletes back into their facilities for voluntary workouts starting June 15.___An Albanian player has tested positive for the coronavirus but the country’s soccer federation says his club will play as scheduled when the league resumes this week amid the pandemic. Employees from across the organization are helping with the effort, which will try to produce about 60,000 masks per day. “I’m from Detroit. To be able to give back to the city that I was born in and give back to a city that has given so much to me is important,” said Reginald Woods, a ticket sales representative for the Tigers and Red Wings. “To continue the Tigers’ and Red Wings’ legacy of giving back to Detroit is special.”The masks will be donated to community groups and organizations that need them, as well as employees, franchises, customers, fans and guests.“To design, set up and activate a production facility like what we have here in less than two months is truly impressive,” said Eric Brasseur, who is overseeing the facility. “This was made possible by the collective efforts and adaptability of employees across our family of companies.”A spokesman for the effort said the project is following strict guidelines from the CDC, local and state authorities and other health organizations to ensure the safety of the staff. Martin has coached the Gamecocks for the past eight seasons.___Bowling Green is working with alumni and former players to reinstate the Falcons’ baseball program.The Ohio school announced May 15 it was dropping baseball because of a projected $2 million athletic budget shortfall stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. Cutting baseball was expected to save $500,000 a year. No other sports were eliminated, but there were to be other cost-cutting measures in the athletic department.Former players began a “Save BGSU Baseball” campaign shortly after the announcement the sport would be eliminated. The university said in a statement baseball could return if short- and long-term funding solutions can be secured to sustain the program the next three years and beyond. Athletic department spokesman Jason Knavel confirmed media reports that $1.5 million would need to be raised to achieve that goal. Knavel said no deadline has been set. ___South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin says he has recovered from a case of COVID-19.Martin said he tested positive last month. He detailed his experience with the virus for the first time Tuesday.Martin said he was prepping for a knee replacement surgery in early May when he was diagnosed with the virus. He immediately went into quarantine at his home.The 54-year-old Martin said he didn’t have to go to the hospital. He said he had no significant symptoms of the virus other than some fatigue. Two weeks later at a follow-up visit, a coronavirus test came back negative. Martin said no one else in his family was affected by the virus. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Unscathed Badgers ready for grueling Big Ten

first_imgWisconsin volleyball head coach Pete Waite addressed the media yesterday in a press conference at Camp Randall following the team’s weekend victories over UW-Green Bay. With this past weekend’s wrap-up to non-conference play, the Badgers are a perfect 11-0. This ties the program’s record for the best start to a season and stands as UW’s best opening since 1996.Waite’s Return to NIUWaite returned to Northern Illinois University last week as the Badgers took on the Huskies Tuesday and decisively won all three games there. NIU was Waite’s first head coaching job, a position he held there between 1988 and 1998. Waite hadn’t faced NIU since Wisconsin hired him for the 1999 season.“We had a nice win at Northern Illinois, which was a big match for me and the program with all the hype of me going back there after 12 years,” Waite said. “It was a great way to win and [Northern Illinois] played great. And the sell-out environment, which was great for our program to have our young kids deal with that.”Nearly a thousand spectators packed the Convocation Center in DeKalb, Ill., to watch Waite lead his Badgers back onto his old court.During his 10 years at Northern Illinois, Waite’s record stood at 266-102 with eight conference first-place finishes. NIU suffered only one losing season and made it into the NCAA championship tournament four times during Waite’s 10-year tenure.Big Ten Play Opens UpAfter UW’s perfect start against non-conference teams, the Badgers face two highly-ranked opponents. No. 25 Ohio State plays UW at the Field House at 7 p.m. Friday, while No. 2 Penn State will take the court against UW at 1 p.m. Sunday. “We’ve got two ranked opponents, then another ranked opponent coming in next Wednesday (No. 5 Illinois),” Waite said. “Our next three matches are going to be against top 25 teams, so it’s going to be really exciting.”The Badgers are not ranked but received five votes in the latest poll, which came out Sept. 13.After cruising through the non-conference schedule, there is concern that Wisconsin may not be completely tuned up for the heavy hitters coming up in the schedule. Wisconsin may not yet have played a match that would bring them to the competition level of the Big Ten schools.“I don’t know about a full match,” Waite said. “There were times when teams we were playing brought a set against us that was really a great level of volleyball.”Nonetheless, Waite does not believe that his players feel over-confident after their perfect start.“There won’t be any over-confidence,” Waite said. “We’re starting a number of young players, sometimes four freshman and a sophomore out there, which is great. Sometimes they don’t know any better, they just go out and play, there’s not that added pressure to feel that ‘we’re a senior-laden group and we need to win now.’ They don’t know any better, they just go out and play.”The teams coming in, especially Penn State, have a legacy in the volleyball world. Penn State’s star players from its past dominating teams, Alisha Glass and Megan Hodge, graduated last year and PSU also recently took its first loss in almost three years. Still, the Nittany Lions remain intimidating. Waite still expressed confidence that his team could hang with the Big Ten opposition.“Penn State finally took a loss after how many years, [but] it’s not like they’re taking a dip down,” Waite said. “They’re going to be very strong. And Ohio State, they’ve only lost one, and they do return a lot of players from last year. But, I do think we have the tools to compete against these teams and that’s encouraging.”“The Big Ten is strong,” Waite said. “We’ve got a lot of teams in the top 25 right now, probably more than ever since I’ve been here.”Healthy Kuzma Playing WellFor the past three matches, Kim Kuzma has led the Badgers with digs, amassing 43 over that span. Kuzma is one of only three seniors on a squad that also contains five freshmen and six sophomores.“[Kuzma’s] been doing a great job,” Waite said. “Serve-receive number one she’s improved since last year, serving number two she’s improved since last year, and number three her defense has improved. So, three areas for a senior to step up like that is amazing actually to make that kind of stride.”Waite attributed these improvements partially to playing healthy again.“A year ago, her back was really hurting her badly,” Waite said. “She really got healthy over the spring and summer. You know, last year she’d hit the floor and couldn’t get back up in a lot of the matches. Now she’s feeling great out there and she’s been leading the team in a number of categories. She has been huge for us.”last_img read more

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Linking and the GPL Technical and Legal Update 2011

first_imgI finally found a really useful working paper and law review article written by some European open source attorneys and the Free Software Foundation Europe on linking issues and the GPL license. I think that every software based business seeking a venture capital investment or growth capital should be aware of this, as it is really hard to get some good practical guidance on open source legal issues. As a bonus, this perspective tries to marry the legal analysis with the technical analysis. Take a read!(1) Derivative Work or Compilation (copyleft obligations)Static Linking (GPL’d code combined with your code in one executable at build time)Macro/Template Expansions (embedding GPL’d code into your code)(2) Close Call (aka, it depends)Plug-ins (to extend functionalities of other programs)depends on external factors (I added a few of my own here):dependency/independency of your code;communication protocols/sharing resources;copying of API host code/no copying of API host code;core functionality not subject to copyright/functionality subject to copyright; andexistence of other libraries with the same function.(3) Independent and Separate Program (no copyleft obligations)Dynamic Linking (calling and using library only at run-time; (no GPL code copied, modified, translated or changed . . . I added this part from Larry Rosen’s view (see below) on it))remember to look at the above external factors as it could become a derivative work if the facts changeoh yea, I moved Dynamic Linking to this section as I think it fits in here more than Close CallInterprocess Communications (remote procedure calls)System Calls (core operating system resources)Interpreted Language ‘Scripts’ (not compiled, executed by interpreter, no third party code incorporated)So long story short, this is an evolving issue and I don’t think the definitive work has been written, but don’t let that stand in your way of learning more about it. As an open source attorney and proprietary software attorney, I thought you should be aware of this, as these folks did a fantastic job with this working paper and law review article (see below). This is just a thought from someone who often serves as an advisor to the OpenView portfolio of expansion stage companies. Resources:Working Paper on Software Interactions and the GNU Public License (July 2010)Brian, Malcolm (2010) ‘Software Interactions and the GNU Public License,’ IFOSS L.Rev, 2(2), pp 165-80Larry Rosen’s view on Dynamic Linking.Disclaimer: This post is for informational and educational purposes only, and is not legal advice. Hire an attorney if you need legal advice.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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