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County Reports Progress In Restoring Clean Water To Mayville Residents

first_imgShare: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) Chautauqua County Health Department Public Health Technician, Casey Miller, collects water samples to test for PFNA from the sampling station located at the village of Mayville’s water storage tank. (Image by the Chautauqua County Health Department.)MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Health officials say they are making progress in restoring clean water to Mayville residents. However, public health officials say the “do not drink” advisory issued last week remains in effect.They say a new water well was installed on Monday and is currently supplying the Village’s water system with clean water.The Village is now flushing the system and replacing the water in the storage tank. Officials say this will continue for the next few days. Soon residents will be instructed to flush their household plumbing once the water system flushing is complete.They say discolored, cloudy water, may be noticed as this occurs.The health department is reaching out to those with private wells to make sure their water is safe to drink.Until water is safe, the village continues daily distribution of bottled and bulk water to residents, businesses and the Chautauqua Lake Central School.There are several upcoming distribution events including Wednesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Highway Building.Water is also available at the Tops parking lot Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Vermont Brewers win three medals at World Beer Cup

first_imgThe Brewers Association of Denver, CO has announced the winners of the World Beer Cup 2010, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world, and has singled out three Vermont breweries for excellence.The Alchemist Pub & Brewery of Waterbury received a Gold medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category for their Celia Saison.Harpoon Brewery of Windsor, VT and Boston, MA, was awarded the Silver medal in the American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast category for the flagship of their UFO brands, UFO Hefeweizen.Lawson s Finest Liquids of Warren, VT won a Bronze medal in the Specialty Beer category for Maple Tripple.Celia Saison A Belgian-inspired gluten free Saison made with sorghum, orange peel, coriander, and Amarillo hops ~ 5.4% a/vUFO Hefeweizen Is a cloudy golden color with a dense, frothy head, and the aroma has a faint but clear citrus-like character. UFO has a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing, light body.  The wheat malts and subtle hopping give the beer a mild, delicate flavor.Maple Tripple Is enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our ‘once-a-year beer’ is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from Fayston, VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast. ~10.1% a/vThe World Beer Cup 2010 winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from 27 countries. An impressive field of 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.Source: Vermont Brewers Association. 4.11.2010last_img read more

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It’s imperative for family courts to communicate

first_img August 15, 2005 Assistant Editor Regular News It’s imperative for family courts to communicate It’s imperative for family courts to communicate ‘We’ve failed because our approach has been disjointed and fragmented. . . we don’t share information’ Melinda Melendez Assistant Editor For some Florida families, a unified court can mean the difference between life and death.According to the latest annual report of the Florida Child Abuse Death Review, of the 161 child deaths reviewed over the past five years, 92 children, or 57 percent, had five or more risk factors present at the time of the child’s death. If you ask Barry Krischer, state attorney for the 15th Circuit, some of these deaths may have been prevented through the utilization of a unified family court.“What all the numbers really mean is that we, and that includes the criminal justice system, family court, our juvenile court, DCF, among others, knew of these children, and despite as many as five risk factors, we failed these children and we allowed them to die,” said Krischer, who spoke at the Criminal Law Section luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Meeting. “That is unacceptable. We’ve failed because our approach has been disjointed and fragmented. And that occurs because we don’t share information.”The unified family court is an integrated approach to handling all cases involving families and children. In many cases a family with multiple problems is forced into a variety of courts. Under a unified family court structure, that family would have one judge preside over multiple issues affecting the family, instead of having to deal with issues singularly in family court, juvenile court, and criminal court.“The ‘one family, one court’ concept recognizes that there are a number of different ways into the court system that different members of the same family can utilize for different reasons, at different times. The end result is a disorganized system, one that fails to meet the need for a holistic approach, one that results in an inconsistent and often times contradictory order,” said Krischer.Krischer is certainly not alone in recognizing the need for a more cohesive family court structure, and the concept of a unified family court is not new. In 1991 the legislature’s Commission of Family Courts issued a report to develop guidelines for the establishment of a family law division within each circuit, and gave recommendations for organizational changes and for necessary support services. The Florida Supreme Court issued three opinions between 1991 and 2001 that stated the need for a family court system to provide better protection for children in court and resolution of family problems. In May 2001, a fourth and unanimous opinion was issued that cited 12 principles as a guide to implementing a model family court, including that cases with interrelated family issues should be consolidated or coordinated.For about four years, Pinellas County has operated a unified family court using aid from a federal grant that allowed it to utilize the necessary technology for identifying families. Pinellas serves as the model for other counties, including Palm Beach County (which comprises the 15th Circuit), which will begin to explore technology options this fall.Krischer is a strong advocate for adopting the unified court model.“Every aspect of that family and that child would go through one court. We have available to us the means and opportunity to save these children’s lives. Prosecutors, defense counsel, and family court attorneys need to identify these families and work together to preserve the future of the children living in these homes that are exposed to violence. We must work together with the courts, not against each other to decrease domestic violence and family dysfunction. We cannot hope to make our streets safer if we don’t make the effort to make our homes and children safe,” said Krischer.One of the major incentives to adopt a unified family court, according to Krischer, is because children who end up in juvenile court are often exposed to violence in the home, thus creating an overlap of issues for a single family in juvenile and criminal court.“The question we should be asking is, ‘How do we save these kids from a life of crime?’ If we solve that problem, we might find that the notion of treating children differently from adults, simply because they are children, is not so ridiculous. These children, growing up in violent homes, that we fail to recognize as victims today, become tomorrow’s abusers, the violent juveniles we prosecute in adult court,” said Krischer.Krischer, who has become somewhat notorious for bringing juveniles into adult court, suggests exploring the root of the problem instead of later dealing with the consequences.“The truth of the matter is the reason I rely so heavily on adult sanctions in adult court is because of the juvenile court’s shocking inability to impose meaningful penalties, and meaningful supervision. The one place I can deliver is in adult court. Why does it get that far? We need resources to change these kids’ behavior before they become the predators we so fear.“For every Nate Brazill, who shot and killed his teacher in front of a classroom full of students, who get all the attention, there are hundreds of other children around the state going through the juvenile court system. It’s the Brazills that get the legislature’s attention. But they respond by making the 10-20-life gun law apply to 15-year-olds. We can keep tinkering with the law; we can keep shipping children to adult court, but that does nothing to rescue the at-risk population before they become hardened criminals,” said Krischer.Another difficulty faced by courts and agencies in dealing with families is the often specialized services offered by child welfare and domestic violence programs. Often the programs have the facilities to deal with one form of family violence, but according to Krischer, few programs effectively address whole forms of violence when they occur together in the same family.“Courts regularly struggle with these issues individually, and out of the family context. Youth violence programs often fail to address the way that domestic violence impedes healthy development. That is yet another reason why model family court can incorporate innovative community collaborations between domestic violence agencies, child welfare agencies both public and private, the courts, school system, child protection teams, as well as health care providers, youth development organizations, and local churches. Each is integral in the resolution of cases in the model family court. Instead of five or seven courts making the same findings of fact and wasting limited judicial and community resources and trying to formulate a unique response to each family member, the model court treats the family as an organic whole,” said Krischer.Krischer closed his speech by underscoring the importance of moving to a unified court system as a matter of life and death for some kids and families.“We can wait for the next child to witness domestic violence or the next drive-by-shooting, and lock up those kids after the damage is done, or we can rescue them one child at a time through the effort of establishing a unified court,” said Krischer.last_img read more

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Top traits of technology leaders

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While today’s technology leaders can adroitly deploy current and emerging technologies within their credit unions, other traits—such as passion, communication, and collaboration—are even more important to their long-term success.According to a panel of credit union leaders at the co-located 2019 CUNA Technology Council and Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in Chicago, a combination of technology and business acumen will take technology leaders far in their careers.‘Be more of a leader and less of a subject matter expert’A passion to achieve and do more—someone who can advance things that add value. continue reading »center_img From left: Rudy Pereira, Sharon Moseley, Samantha Amburgey, and moderator Willis Chang.last_img read more

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Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock reveals key lesson learnt from Arsene Wenger

first_imgWillock was handed his first-team debut by Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock has opened up on the ‘surreal’ experience of playing under Arsene Wenger and how the iconic Arsenal manager taught him to express himself on the pitch.After rising through the academy, Wenger gave the midfielder his first-team debut in September 2017 and he hasn’t looked back since.This season, the 20-year-old has made 21 Premier League appearances and alongside fellow academy products Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson, Willock has established himself as a key figure in the senior squad.But, it was Wenger’s initial influence that allowed the youngster to shine and one key lesson from his former mentor sticks in his mind.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWillock told talkSPORT: ‘Growing up, Arsene Wenger was Arsenal. It was all I knew. He was part of the furniture.‘For me to grow up and play under him was a crazy feeling. It was surreal. He’s an amazing man.‘Arsene Wenger was a very laid back man but when he spoke, everyone listened. He was Arsene Wenger so everyone had to listen.‘He always taught me personally to play with freedom and enjoy myself. That’s one thing I can take from him.’ Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock reveals key lesson learnt from Arsene Wenger Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares Wenger finally waved goodbye to Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years (Picture: Getty Images)After Wenger’s departure from the club in 2018, former winger Freddie Ljungberg joined as Under-23s manager and took Willock under his wing.‘Freddie was my Under-23s coach and came up to the first-team with me,’ Willock added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It was so convenient and good for me to have him by my side for the transition as well because he understands who I am and how I work and knows how to get the best out of me.‘To have him in the first-team as well is really good.’MORE: Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka names surprise choice as best manager he’s played underMORE: Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi escapes ban despite grabbing Neal Maupay’s neckFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Axxis Geo Solutions Inks OBN Deal

first_imgAxxis Geo Solutions (AGS) has signed a global master service agreement covering marine services including ocean bottom nodal acquisition and other methods. In connection with this agreement AGS has received its first call-off for provision of services in the North Sea. The company expects to execute on the work program during 2019 or 2020 North Sea seasons.The deal pre-qualifies AGS for future marine contract work worldwide including Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic.New contract awards from this undisclosed client will be under the agreement and will be given as call-offs.“This agreement is a testimony to our safe and efficient operational performance worldwide, and we believe that AGS will be in a position to efficiently respond to further invitations to tender for new contracts from this customer”, says Lee Parker, the CEO of AGS.“The customer in question is an important player in the international OBN market and we see this as a building block to a longer-term relationship. We see a growing interest in ocean bottom seismic acquisition services, and we are experiencing increased demand from oil and gas companies across the board. I am very excited about the prospects”, adds Parker.last_img read more

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Astaphan takes a swipe at Former Chief Justice’s Letter to the Editor

first_imgLocalNews Astaphan takes a swipe at Former Chief Justice’s Letter to the Editor by: – October 11, 2011 Share 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Senior Counsel Anthony AstaphanSenior Council Anthony Astaphan has taken issue with a letter written to the Editor by Former Chief Justice Sir Brian Alleyne which was published in the Chronicle News Paper last week.Alleyne in this letter, indicted that it was ironic that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St Jean sought protection from self-incrimination during their recently concluded election petition matters.But Astaphan explained that a significant part of the case had nothing to do with self incrimination.“I think the article is a perverted perspective of what actually transpired and a perverted perspective of the application of the principles of self incrimination, within the context of an election petition. He seems to have forgotten that the very same lawyer who represented the UWP in Dominica, made the same arguments successfully in order to keep the Prime Minister of Antigua Baldwin Spencer out of the matter there,” he said.According to Astaphan, “all that we did was to apply a small part of our case-a principle of law that is well established in our election law”.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St. Jean are standing trail that because they allegedly hold dual citizenship, their election should be void.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Herbert Brothers Get Batesville Some TV Time

first_imgLocal resident Dave Herbert filmed in downtown Batesville on Thursday afternoon.Joe Herbert, 38, Batesville, and Dave Herbert, 35, Morris, made advertising history when they produced a commercial for a Doritos contest that resulted in being ranked the best Super Bowl Commercial in 2009- and their success has continued in recent years.Herbert Brothers Entertainment has since produced commercials for major corporations including Pepsi, Franks RedHot, and GoDaddy.com.Watch the Herbert Brothers Doritos Super Bowl Commercial here:They are back at it again this week, this time filming for Alaska-based VitalChoice.com, an online company that specializes in home delivery seafood.The commercial production has brought an interesting guest to the area. “We hired a company that has trained bears that can be in the commercial,” Dave Herbert said.The filming was done at a residence on Morris Road between Batesville and St. Mary’s in Franklin County.The company that handles the bear is operated by Ruth LeBarge, Alberta, Canada. She has been a Hollywood animal trainer for TV commercials and movies for over 40 years.The bear featured in the Herbert Brothers commercial is no stranger to the camera.LeBarge told WRBI, “[The bear] has been in Anchorman, Grizzly Falls, she has been in two Super Bowl commercials with Pepsi and Bud Light, also Nature Valley, just a ton of commercials.”According to LeBarge, filming for Vintage Choice wrapped up on Wednesday.Is a reality show about the Herbert Brothers and Batesville in the works?Film crews have been around town this week for a pilot episode for a reality show about the Herbert Brothers.“Because we do what we do here in small town Indiana as opposed to Hollywood or Madison Avenue has some interest [in a possible reality show],” Dave Herbert said.Sources say the show is for the A&E network.Herbert and the film crew did not disclose specific details about the show.last_img read more

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Brunt happy to work with Pulis

first_imgWest Brom captain Chris Brunt believes there is “no better guy” than Tony Pulis to help the team make the small changes needed to guide them towards Barclays Premier League safety. Former Stoke and Crystal Palace boss Pulis was at Upton Park on New Year’s Day to watch the team battle to a 1-1 draw, having earlier been confirmed as Alan Irvine’s replacement. Pulis addressed the players at the team hotel before the game, as well as in the dressing room and also relayed messages down to caretaker boss Rob Kelly from the director’s box, with assistant David Kemp heading into the dugout for the second half. Brunt is confident the Baggies – who recovered from going a goal down to equalise through Saido Berahino and then looked solid as well as offering an attacking threat on the break – can show Pulis they have the qualities needed to kick on in 2015. “I am sure the new manager will have seen a lot of stuff he was pleased with, but also some stuff he would want to tighten up on,” Brunt said. “He nipped in a couple of times, said his bits and pieces and told us what he expected us to do and, moving on, what he expects each person to do for their position. “I know a few lads who have played under him and his success rate speaks for itself and in the position we are in at the moment there is probably no better guy for the job.” Brunt continued: “He spoke to us before at the hotel and told us we weren’t a million miles away and we know that. “He then nipped in (to the dressing room) at half-time and at the end, and he seems very hands-on. “Obviously he is here to do a job and get points on the board, to get us up the league because at the moment we are in a bad position. “While confidence isn’t high, we can take a lot of positives out of a point against a West Ham team that is going well and we more than matched them for the whole game. Press Association “Hopefully that will breed a bit of confidence and hopefully we can get a win in the FA Cup game on Saturday (against Gateshead) and set the ball rolling.” Brunt was as disappointed as anyone that Irvine’s reign did not work out, the Scot having only arrived in the summer. “Alan is a great coach and a good man, but results speak for themselves and it is a results business,” the midfielder said. “Nowadays with the media in football everything lands on the manager’s shoulders and it was unfortunate because we go out on a Saturday and we weren’t getting the results for him. “It is disappointing, but you have to move on very quickly. “I am sure we will get things together on the training ground over the next couple of weeks and that Tony Pulis will come in and do a good job, as he had at all of his previous clubs, and we will start climbing the table.” last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — Top 100 tennis player Nicolas Jarry has been given an 11-month doping ban by the International Tennis Federation. The punishment stems from a failed drug test at the Davis Cup Finals in November.Jarry is a 24-year-old from Chile who is currently ranked 89th in singles. He has been as high as No. 38.He was provisionally suspended in January, but the ITF is back-dating his ban to December. Jarry can return to action in November.GOLF-HALL OF FAMEFinchem elected to World Golf Hall of Fame In other virus-related sports developments:— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Monday that NASCAR was working with Texas Motor Speedway on a plan to race there in the near future. Speedway President Eddie Gossage said after Abbott’s tweet that his track was working on the rescheduling of its Cup Series event, one of eight races NASCAR has postponed because of the pandemic. Abbott said the race would be held without fans.— A person familiar with the discussions says Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has told team employees in a conference call he is forgoing his salary during the coronavirus pandemic. The person said other members of the Marlins’ executive team agreed to take pay cuts, while baseball operations personnel will continue to receive their full salaries through at least May 31.— Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait.— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field. De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that. Jags cut Lee, eye deal for FournetteJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived oft-injured receiver Marqise Lee to create nearly $5 million in salary cap space, parting with a player who had just three receptions the last two years combined. The Jaguars were waiting for Lee to get fully healthy before letting him go, giving him the best chance to pass a physical with another team. He missed the entire 2018 season following a major knee injury and injured his shoulder last October, causing him to miss the final eight games.And the Jaguars are ready to cut ties with running back Leonard Fournette just three years after making him the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft. A person familiar with the situation said Fournette could get moved before or during the draft, which begins Thursday.TENNIS-DOPING-JARRYJarry gets 11-month doping ban TENNIS-VIRUS OUTBREAK-DJOKOVICDjokovic says he won’t take vaccineUNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) says he won’t take any anti-coronavirus vaccination if it becomes compulsory for tennis players to return to the world tours.The world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player said in a live Facebook chat he wouldn’t “be forced by someone to take a vaccine in order to be able to travel.” Djokovic and his wife have two children and have spoken previously against vaccinations.Djokovic won the Australian Open in January for his 17th grand slam singles title. April 20, 2020 — Arkansas guard Isaiah Joe has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft, but he has not hired an agent in a decision that would allow him to return to school next season. The 6-foot-5 sophomore averaged 16.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this past season and led the SEC in 3-point goals. He missed five games after having surgery on his right knee.— Memphis says it has added guard-forward Landers Nolley II as a transfer from Virginia Tech. Nolley was on the Atlantic Coast Conference all-freshman team this past season after averaging a team-high 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds with the Hokies. He started 29 of 32 games with Virginia Tech and ranked 12th nationally among freshmen in scoring.— Kentucky has signed former Rhode Island forward Jacob Toppin (TAH’-pihn), the brother of consensus national player of the year Obi (OH’-bee) Toppin of Dayton. Toppin averaged 5.1 and 3.9 rebounds per game while starting three of 30 contests as a Rams freshman. He must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules but will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.NFL-MOCK DRAFTNo major problems as GMs run mock draft Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The possibility of professional sports resuming without fans is growing. And a recent poll suggests a majority of fans wouldn’t feel safe attending games anyway without a vaccine for the new coronavirus.One sports business expert says losses of fan-related revenue will be substantial even if clubs begin cashing in on lucrative media rights deals again. Losses could reach $3 billion among the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.The Seton Hall Sports Poll found that 72% of Americans wouldn’t feel safe attending games without a vaccine. The number drops to 61% among respondents who identify as sports fans.Seventy percent said the NFL shouldn’t start in the fall to ensure the safety of players, even if some form of social distancing is still in place.Just over three-quarters said they would have the same interest watching a broadcast of live sports played without fans. UNDATED (AP) — Former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame through the contributor category.Finchem expanded the PGA Tour’s footprint around the world and negotiated TV contracts that more than tripled prize money during his two decades as commissioner. He joins the induction class of 2021 with Tiger Woods.KOBE BRYANT CRASH-LAWSUITFamily members of four victims sue over Kobe Bryant crashLOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members of four of the people killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter are suing the companies that owned and operated the aircraft.center_img The wrongful death lawsuits were filed electronically Sunday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of three members of one family and a woman who helped coach Bryant’s daughter in basketball.The group was heading to a basketball tournament Jan. 26 when the chopper crashed in thick fog northwest of Los Angeles.The suits allege that Island Express Helicopters Inc. was careless and negligent in the crash that killed nine.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB TEAM STAFF CUTSMLB wants to cut player salaries if games are played without fansNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players are bracing for a battle with owners over the possibility of reduced salaries caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks. Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that the union would have to agree to lower salaries if games are played without fans.A March 26 deal between the sides states “the Office of the Commissioner and Players Association will discuss in good faith the economic feasibility of playing games in the absence of spectators or at appropriate substitute neutral sites.” The union points to another passage covering salaries in which players agree to give up 1/162nd of base pay for each regular season game lost.Meanwhile, Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts starting May 1.Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general managers on some teams. Manfred cited the inability to play games due to the national emergency caused by the pandemic.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS POLL UNDATED (AP)— There were no major snafus as the NFL held a practice draft Monday to test technology and communications for the real thing beginning Thursday night.Several people involved in the test said there were some technical glitches, including when the Bengals were making the first selection and at various other spots. A few of them spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to comment publicly.Commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month warned team executives not to be critical of the process, nor of the league’s decision to go ahead with the draft as scheduled April 23-25. Broncos general manager John Elway and 49ers GM John Lynch said they were satisfied with the proceedings.Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst remains confident the unusual nature of this year’s event will still allow for plenty of trade talk.NFL-JAGUARS Butler ready to bolt BaylorUNDATED (AP) — Baylor’s top two scorers are entering their names in the NBA draft while keeping open their options to return to the Bears.All-Big 12 sophomore guard Jared Butler announced his intentions Monday on Twitter. Junior guard MaCio Teague said last month that he was exploring the NBA draft. Butler was third in the Big 12 with 16 points a game, while Teague scored 13.9 points a game.And Washington State star CJ Elleby plans to go through the NBA draft process. Elleby led the Cougars in scoring and rebounding this past season as a sophomore, delivering 18.4 points and 7.8 boards a game. He can still return to Washington State for his junior season as long as he withdraws his name by 5 p.m. on June 15.In other college basketball news: Update on the latest in sports: — A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the Tokyo Olympics can be held next year. Kobe University professor Kentaro Iwata says the Olympics could only be held if Japan can control the COVID-19 infection and if all other countries control it.— The soccer team based in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China has returned home. Wuhan Zall is back nearly four months after it left for a preseason tour and got stuck in Spain. It returned home over the weekend after the government lifted the last restrictions on movement in Wuhan.— The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players.— The company that makes Louisville Slugger wood baseball bats has closed its factory, furloughed 90 percent of its employees and shut its popular museum. Hillerich & Bradsby Co. says it has continued to cover all health care benefits for its 171 furloughed workers. The remaining 10% of employees have taken 25 percent pay cuts.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTlast_img read more

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