New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a high school student who contracted COVID-19 during a recent trip to Florida infected four other students when they returned for a graduation event on Saturday, June 20.The state’s contact tracing team is trying to locate people who have come into contact with the unidentified student from Horace Greeley High School, which is located in Westchester County.At the time, the student had not yet developed symptoms of the virus and was unaware of the infection.The person had also returned to New York before Cuomo ordered a 14-day quarantine for those arriving in that state from eight coronavirus hot spots, which include Florida.‘We’re prepared to do the aggressive testing and contact tracing required to slow and ultimately control any potential clusters of new cases like the one in Westchester County,’ Cuomo stated FridayThe “drive-in” graduation ceremony was held at a train station, although attendees reported that not everyone stayed in their cars. One of the infected students later went to a second event following the graduation, and came into contact there with students from other schools in the area.New York has recently gone from being among the worst-affected states to being one of the few that are on track to contain the coronavirus.In order to stop a second wave, Cuomo announced the new mandatory quarantine order last Wednesday for people arriving from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas.Those who do not follow the 14-day quarantine period risk a $10,000 fine.“In New York, it’s a travel advisory, you are informed you should quarantine for 14 days,” said Cuomo on Wednesday.However, The requirements do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration, such as connecting on a plane or driving through the state.
by Malik VincentWith two weeks already in the books, members of the Allegheny County Midget Football League can enjoy another year of “Xs and Os” as they kicked off the 2010 season Aug. 14. It features a new team, the East End Raiders.“This team is comprised mostly of players from Larimer and Highland Park,” said ACMFL President Jose Regus SHOWTIME AT ‘THE SWAMP’—Wilkinsburg Twerps running back Kwame Brown proved to be too much for the Garfield Gators. The ACMFL season is 10 games that will run into early November. The rest of the teams are Braddock, Clairton, Garfield, Hill District, Homewood, Lincoln, North Side, North Shore and Wilkinsburg.“I played in the league myself,” said Regus. “To my best knowledge, this league has been running for over 50 years. My older brother also played. It has been around for quite some time. It is very important to me, and I’m sure everyone that is involved, as well.”The league is made up of five different subdivisions that are determined by each participant’s age and weight. Chronologically, from smallest to biggest, it goes: Baby Twerps, Twerps, Termites, Mighty Mites, and Midgets.“I want to acknowledge the fact that we’ve run into some difficulties at the beginning of the season,” Regus said. “But since, it’s been all about the kids. Some great football has been played and that makes me even more excited about what’s in store for this year.”In Week 2 action the Wilkinsburg Twerps came focused and ready to play as they made an early season visit to Fort Pitt AKA “The Swamp” Aug. 21 to face the Garfield Gators. A strong ground game and good defense proved to be all the Wilkinsburg team needed as they rode to an 18-0 victory and improved to 2-0 on the season. The Gators fell to 1-1.On Aug. 22, the North Shore Stallions protected their home field as the fought their way to an 18-0 victory at Oliver Field over the East End Raiders and improved to 2-0 for the season. They were led by No. 47 Melvin Blanks as he turned in an MVP-like performance, finishing the game with two touchdowns and one interception.The ACMFL has a new website this year that keeps its participants, their families, and all followers of the organization abreast as to what is happening throughout the season. It can be accessed at http://acmfl.webs.com/statsschedulescores.htm.(K. Neely contributed to this story.)
BILL NEALWhere Only the Truth Matters• Since we’ve got some basketball season left, let me tell you about the next soap box I am about to get on. What would you do if someone was once the all time leading scorer in Pitt basketball history (now #2), was an All-American, was a Pitt Hall of Famer, and an ACC legend and Hall of Famer? Yep, you’re right. You would hang that person’s shirt in the rafters at the Peterson Event Center . . . okay then, hang Jennifer Bruce’s shirt! C’mon Pitt. First Sam Clancy, now Jennifer Bruce. Whatcha gonna do?• Don’t tell me I’m the only one who wants to know . . . how in the world do you make a billion dollars being as stupid as Donald Sterling? Yes you did . . . you want to know too . . . yes you do!• I told you two weeks ago to just relax and your Pittsburgh Pirates would find their way. They simply had to adjust to the rest of the league adjusting to them after last year’s run.• Look, keep this to yourself, seriously, don’t tell anyone I said this, but I am slowly but surely running out of reasons to hate “LeBron” . . . don’t worry, I’m holding out till “Kobe” gets back.• If Phil Jackson is as smart as they say he is, and I believe he is, he’ll hire Mark Jackson to coach the Knicks since Steve Kerr snubbed him. Jackson, a New York legend, St. John’s star and former Knick is just what the Zen Master should order.• They’re your Penguins, not mine. Anyway, they’re out again!In this image taken from video, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, left, gets a kiss at a draft party in San Diego, before he was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year last season came out as gay in media interviews this year. (AP Photo/ESPN)• Wait a minute . . . There’s no kissing in football mmmaaannn!• If you want to do something great for your mom, take her to the Celebration of Women Champions’ Luncheon at St. James Church, Saturday, May 24th, 2:00 p.m., honoring Pittsburgh’s finest women. Call (412) 628-4856 for information.You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line
The following day he began his new job as a member of manager Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff, with this weekend’s clash against Chelsea at Wembley his first assignment.“It changes overnight,” Carrick said. “I am not training this week. I am going to jump on the staff.”The 36-year-old had other options as he approached the end of his playing career but the chance to work under Mourinho was too good to refuse.“A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it’s about timing and opportunities,” said Carrick, who made 464 appearances for United over 12 years after earlier spells with West Ham and Tottenham.“You never know what is going to be around the corner. As soon as this came up I didn’t think twice.“He is one of the best, he’s been around for many years and it all fits in. I’ve been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager.”Carrick said he is considering moving into management one day but it is not something he intends to push for yet.The midfielder was given a guard of honour by both teams on Sunday and had a hand in the only goal of the game, playing Juan Mata in behind the defence for the Spaniard to tee up Marcus Rashford.He was substituted late in the game to a huge ovation, with supporters recognising his role in five Premier League title successes and one Champions League triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Michael Carrick applauds the Old Trafford crowd at the end of the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford on May 13, 2018 © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Michael Carrick is making an immediate switch from Manchester United’s playing squad to the coaching team in time for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.The former England midfielder hung up his boots on Sunday after United’s final Premier League game of the season against Watford.