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SMC choirs to sing Christmas carols

first_imgThis Sunday, the 28th annual Lessons and Carols event will take place at the Church of Loretto at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Campus Ministry, the Department of Music, the Department of Communication, Dance and Theater and the Church of Loretto. Regina Wilson, assistant director of Campus Ministry, said Lessons and Carols is a gathering of prayer that was started by the Church of England. Readers recite scripture, and Saint Mary’s and the Church of Loretto’s choirs sing sacred songs of the season, she said. “The readings and lessons are readings that we carefully select based on theme,” Wilson said. “This year we picked readings that convey or represent images of Mary. And they aren’t all scripture. For instance there’s a lovely poem by Hildegard Von Bingen that we’ve used several times and that we are going to read again this year,” she said. The event begins with a procession of the choirs singing a congregational song. Readings and lessons with either choral or congregational signing alternate, Wilson said. The choirs include women’s choir, liturgical choir, collegiate choir, Loretto choir and Hand Belle Choir. A candlelight ceremony featuring “Silent Night” closes the event, she said. “We invite different people from the College to do the readings. We have seven different lessons and readings,” she said. “… Of the seven readers there are two faculty members, one student, two sisters, a couple of ministers so it is a representation of the College.” The readings often relate back to the mission of Saint Mary’s and to the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Wilson said. “It is very connected with the mission of the sisters of the Holy Cross so the readings often have something to do with justice,” she said. “And this year in particular to Mary and justice to Saint Mary’s to some of the thematic elements.” After participating in Lessons and Carols in 2012, sophomore Maria Wesler said she chose to participate for a second year as part of women’s choir because the event was a lovely experience. “[The Church of Loretto} is just so beautiful,” Wesler said. “The way you can hear everyone sing in there and [the way it] echoes is gorgeous,” she said. Saint Mary’s students also recognize the importance of keeping tradition and the value it has for the College, Wesler said. “It’s a part of maintaining the culture and also maintaining the values of Saint Mary’s,” she said. “I would say Lessons and Carols would probably be a good part of the Saint Mary’s tradition because it does keep alive the certain values that our school holds sacred like religion. Wilson said she believes the event is a celebratory occasion for the community to be in prayer together. “I find it to be an experience of prayer,” she said “… There are a lot of people that have been coming for years. This is their advent thing to participate in.” Contact Alex Winegar at awineg01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Tennessee Valley Authority takes first step into solar plus storage market

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The Tennessee Valley Authority announced this week that it has contracted for 484 megawatts of solar power in the past two months, part of its push to expand its clean energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal power.The awards announced this week, which include one 200-megawatt solar system paired with a 50 megawatts/200 megawatt-hour battery system, will increase the TVA’s share of solar generation by 44 percent. The seven-state federal power agency gets less than 3 percent of its power from wind and solar today, compared to 39 percent nuclear, 26 percent natural gas, 21 percent coal-fired, and 10 percent hydropower.But TVA’s long-range integrated resource plan (IRP) calls for adding between 1,500 and 8,000 megawatts of solar by 2028, along with up to 2,400 megawatts of energy storage, to serve the utilities and customers it supplies across seven states. By 2038, TVA could see as much as 14 gigawatts of solar on its system, a rate of increase that equates to roughly 700 megawatts per year over the next 20 years.The winning projects announced Tuesday were selected out of a total of 3,700 megawatts of proposals submitted to an April 2019 RFP for TVA’s newly launched Green Invest program, which is aimed at providing large corporate power purchasers with renewable energy. It’s modeled on the work TVA has done with big data center customers like Facebook and Google, which are demanding 100-percent clean energy options from utilities across the Southeast.The first Green Invest project, a 35-megawatt solar system developed by Nashville-based Silicon Ranch in partnership with Vanderbilt University and municipal utility Nashville Electric Service, was announced in January. Silicon Ranch will also be developing a solar project of up to 80 megawatts in Madison County, Tennessee.Florida-based developer Origis Energy won two contracts, including a 100-megawatt solar farm in Obion County, Tenn., and a 200-megawatt solar system with 200 megawatt-hours of batteries in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Spanish developer OPD Energy will develop a fifth, 69-megawatt project in Simpson County, Kentucky. [Jeff St. John]More: Tennessee Valley Authority adds 484MW of solar, plus 50MW of batteries Tennessee Valley Authority takes first step into solar plus storage marketlast_img read more

Go Outside and Play Guide: Culpeper, Virginia

first_imgStart your morning at Frost Cafe for breakfast (it’s cash only, so come prepared), then stroll around the corner to The Frenchman’s Corner or Seriously Sweet and buy some treats for later. Once you have your handmade sweets, pop in to the shops on Davis Street to see what treasures you can find. DAY ONE After breakfast at Raven’s Nest, head over to the Inn at Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center to hit the trail on horseback. Novice rider? No worries–they have options for beginners and provide helmets. If horses aren’t your thing, consider a trip to the Museum of Culpeper History, and then head out to see some of the Civil War Battlefields and the Culpeper National Cemetery. For an active afternoon, drive a few minutes south of town to Lake Pelham Adventures where you can rent a canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or paddle boat. While you are there, be sure to check out Ole Country Store & Bakery. Grab a sandwich and browse the aisles in this unique store that specializes in bulk foods and baked goods. Grab a bite at Flavor on Main and a flight at Beer Hound or Far Gohn. If you want a little exercise, you can walk through Yowell Meadow or Rockwater Park, and then retire to one of three sweet boutique inns, Suites at 249, Loft on Davis, or Thyme Inn. Every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, The Packard Theatre (part of the Library of Congress) screens FREE films. Check their website for listings. AFTERNOON EVENING AFTERNOON DAY TWOcenter_img MORNING End your day at Foti’s Restaurants, a fine dining option with amazing food and service. After dinner, take one last stroll around downtown to check out anything you may have missed yesterday.  Located just 70 miles from D.C. and 80 miles from Richmond, Culpeper, Virginia is a town with  rich history and modern charm. It has a happening downtown where you can stay at a charming B&B, browse the many local shops, and eat at fabulous restaurants. If you want, you can even ditch your car and take the Amtrak right to the heart of the downtown. EVENING Drive or get a ride share to a triple-threat local favorite: Old House Vineyards, Distillery, and Brewery. You will find something there no matter your beverage preference. To continue your wine tour of Culpeper, try Gray Ghost Vineyards, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery, Mountain Run Winery, or go back to Davis Street and hit Vinosity wine store for a complimentary tasting. Take Culpeper Home – If you are looking for some local food addictions, stop by Thyme Market and ask for some “Culpeper Crack.” Then swing by Knakal’s Bakery for their homemade famous donuts, or down to Moving Meadows Farm and Bakery where the Hudson family uses an Austrian Flour mill to hand mill all their grain. Stop by all three and take some Culpeper home with you! MORNING last_img read more

ABA seeks comments on MJP recommendations

first_img ABA seeks comments on MJP recommendations ABA seeks comments on MJP recommendations December 15, 2001 Regular Newscenter_img A lawyer should be able to serve a client on a temporary basis wherever the client’s needs require the lawyer to be, regardless of whether the lawyer is licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction, provided that the circumstances do not create an unreasonable risk to clients, the public, or the courts. In so doing, however, the lawyer should then be subject to the disciplinary authority of the jurisdiction where he or she is rendering services.Those are among the recommendations being made in an interim report released by the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, after a year of taking testimony and examining and debating how the present structure of regulating lawyers serves the public, the legal profession, and client needs.The interim report includes examples of “safe harbors” for lawyers who cross jurisdictional lines to serve their clients’ needs, such as one that would permit a lawyer to work in another jurisdiction if he or she associates with local counsel, and another that would permit lawyers to perform services in another jurisdiction that could legally be performed in that jurisdiction by a non-lawyer.The interim report does not endorse “national practice,” and — except as authorized by law or in the case of an employed lawyer who practices only for his or her employer — recommends that admission to the bar be required where a lawyer wants to establish a permanent presence in a jurisdiction.The commission is asking the judiciary, lawyers, bar associations, clients, and anyone else with an interest in the topic to read and react to the interim report, which can be found on the Web at www.abanet.org/cpr/mjp-home.html.Among the myriad questions and situations the commission considered were whether it is unusual for a lawyer to take or defend a deposition in another state; to travel out of state to consult with and advise someone who works for a client’s subsidiary; to call out of state to negotiate on behalf of a client; or, if employed by a corporation, to travel to states in which they are not licensed in order to represent their client. None of these activities are unusual, and such activity is the norm for many lawyers if they are to serve their clients’ needs adequately.The commission’s preliminary recommendations include:• The ABA should affirm its support for the principle of state judicial licensing and regulation of lawyers.• The ABA should amend Rule 5.5(b) of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Unauthorized Practice of Law) to provide that, as a general rule, it is not the unauthorized practice of law for a lawyer admitted in another United States jurisdiction to render legal services on a temporary basis in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted if the lawyer’s services do not create an unreasonable risk to the interests of a lawyer’s client, the public, or the courts.• The ABA should adopt proposed Rule 5.5(c) of the ABA Model Rules to identify “safe harbors” that embody specific applications of the general principle of Rule 5.5(b). These would include “safe harbors” relating to the following practice areas: work as co-counsel with a lawyer admitted to practice law in the jurisdiction; professional services that a non-lawyer is legally permitted to render; work ancillary to pending or prospective litigation or administrative agency proceedings; representation of clients in, or ancillary to, an alternative dispute resolution setting, such as arbitration and mediation; non-litigation work ancillary to the lawyer’s representation of a client in the lawyer’s “home state” (i.e., the jurisdiction in which the lawyer is licensed to practice law) or ancillary to the lawyer’s work on a matter that is in the lawyer’s home state; and services involving primarily federal law, international law, the law of a foreign jurisdiction or the law of the lawyer’s home state;• The ABA should adopt proposed Rule 5.5(d) to identify “safe harbors” relating to work by a lawyer who is an employee of a client or its commonly owned organizational affiliates and work in a “host state” (i.e., a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not licensed to practice law) that the lawyer is authorized by federal law, state law, or court order to render.• The ABA should adopt proposed Rule 5.5(e) to prohibit a lawyer from establishing an office, maintaining a continuous presence, or holding himself or herself out as authorized to practice law in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not admitted, unless permitted to do so by law or Model Rule 5.5.• With regard to a lawyer seeking to establish a law practice on a permanent basis in a jurisdiction in which the lawyer is not licensed to practice law, the ABA should endorse a model “admission on motion” rule consistent with the rule proposed by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to facilitate the licensing of a lawyer by a host state if the lawyer has been engaged in active law practice in other United States jurisdictions for a significant period of time.• The ABA should encourage jurisdictions that have not adopted a foreign legal consultant rule to do so consistent with ABA policy.• With regard to lawyers admitted to practice law outside the United States, the ABA should amend either the Model Rule for the Licensing of Legal Consultants or Rule 5.5 to identify circumstances where it is not the unauthorized practice of law for a lawyer admitted in a non-United States jurisdiction to perform legal services for a client in a United States jurisdiction.• The ABA should endorse a model pro hac vice rule consistent with the one under development by the ABA Section of Litigation, the ABA Section of Torts and Insurance Practice, and the International Association of Defense Counsel, to govern the admission of lawyers to practice law before state courts and government agencies pro hac vice in jurisdictions in which the lawyer is not licensed.• With regard to pro hac vice admission in federal district court, the ABA should reaffirm its support, in accordance with ABA policy adopted in 1995, for “efforts to lower barriers to practice before U.S. District Courts based on state bar membership by eliminating state bar membership requirements in cases in U.S. District Courts, through amendment of the Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure to prohibit such local rules.”• The ABA should amend Rule 8.5 (Disciplinary Authority; Choice of Law), and adopt and promote other measures to enhance professional regulation and disciplinary enforcement with respect to lawyers who, pursuant to the above recommendations, practice law in jurisdictions other than those in which they are licensed.• The ABA should amend Rule 8.5 in order to better address multi-jurisdictional law practice.• The ABA should amend Rules 6 and 22 of the ABA Model Rules for Lawyer Disciplinary Enforcement to promote effective disciplinary enforcement when lawyers engage in multijurisdictional practice of law and should renew efforts to encourage states to adopt Rule 22, which provides for reciprocal discipline.• The ABA should take steps to promote interstate disciplinary enforcement mechanisms.• The ABA should establish a Coordinating Committee on Multijurisdictional Practice to monitor changes in law practice and the impact of regulatory reform, and to identify additional reform that may be needed.Comments on the report should be sent to John A. Holtaway, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, 541 North Fairbanks Court, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, telephone (312) 988-5298, fax: 312-988-5491, e-mail jholtaway@ staff.abanet.org, by March 15.last_img read more

Millennials have discovered alternative ways to enter the property market

first_img62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton offers dual living options.With property prices continuing to rise, many Millennials are turning to alternative means to take their first step on the property ladder.Among the emerging trends, is property co-ownership with family and even friends.In fact, Kohab CEO and co-founder David Dawson said as many as 31 per cent of Australians would consider co-buying property with a relative or friend as a way to get into the market.David Riley of LJ Hooker Kenmore said there was  strong demand for people seeking additional self-contained living on a property.“It could be for an established family with older teenage children, or for an extended family who have their parents moving in with them,” he said.“Or extended family members coming from overseas.”Dual living options at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton.He said in addition to those instances were people seeking ways to supplement their income.“They’re using self-contained living, especially a fourth bedroom, and especially if it’s a highset home,” he said.“If it’s downstairs they can put a kitchenette in and as long as it’s got separate entry they can lease that out on a separate lease, or they can do Airbnb.“I’ve seen a lot of owners looking to supplement their income by doing Airbnb or short term stays.”Adcock Prestige principal Jason Adcock has noticed an increase in the number of co-ownership buyers in the past five years.“It’s certainly something that is becoming more prevalent,” Mr Adcock said.“I’m often seeing elderly parents selling their property and then moving into quite a large property with their kids into a self-contained area. That’s not uncommon these days to see that rather than moving into a retirement village.”Mr Adcock said buyers seeking a co-ownership arrangement had expressed interest on his listing at 62 Crescent Rd, Hamilton, which comes with a fully self-contained flat on the lower level.24 Andrew Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has dual living potential.“We’ve certainly got interest in that regard, because you’ve basically got a fully self-contained area downstairs, with its own kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom,” he said.“They could live down there comfortably; it’s like their own little house.”More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoMr Dawson said in addition to families, flatmates or friends were perfect co-ownership partners and by combining buying powers, deposit and mortgage repayments could be halved.However, he added, it was crucial to understand all the factors involved in co-ownership, as well as considering your co-buyers’ needs to ensure the relationship did not go sour.“Co-buying property with a friend is a smart idea in the current climate,” Mr Dawson said.“Despite the close bond between friends, it’s important to have a legal co-ownership agreement drawn up to ensure the safety of both parties and avoid any major fallouts.”Among Mr Dawson’s top tips for co-ownership was to clearly stipulate the role and responsibility of each person involved in the co-ownership agreement.“It’s key to always have your expectations outlined in a legal document to ensure that each party’s concerns are met in order to sidestep any disagreements that could arise,” he said.“While it’s important to have trust, a co-ownership agreement exists so that you don’t need trust, per se. Too many co-ownership arrangements are based on trust alone and verbal agreement, which is an avoidable risk.“Keep you and your friends safe by having this legal document in place.”He added that all parties must be willing to compromise if necessary.“Doing anything with another person means that you may need to compromise at times,” he said. “This may be on location, size or budget.“This is a partnership after all.”Having a view to the future with an exit plan was important to keep in mind, according to Mr Dawson.“Circumstances change, and as such it’s crucial for both parties to be able to exit the agreement at any given time,” he said.“By having this drawn up in your co-ownership agreement, you’ll have peace of mind that each party will be safe if the time comes for you to part ways.”Finally, he said it was imperative to know where you stand at all times.“Be involved in all bank meetings, loan conversations and legal agreements to ensure you are across everything throughout the co-ownership process.”last_img read more

Jurassic Park-like rainforest retreat on the Gold Coast hits the market

first_img‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Aerial view of ‘Carinya’. With its fertile red volcanic soil and high rainfall, the plateau produces rich crops of avocados, kiwifruit, passionfruit, rhubarb, apples and mangoes. “There’s something special about having a footprint of Australia no one else has,” Mr Douglas said.“One of the very few virgin rainforest properties you can buy, and I don’t know anything else like it. You drive in and you feel like you’re in a different world with one of the best coastal views I’ve seen.”The property is at 32 Carey Pde, Tamborine Mountain. The terraced garden is sculpted within a natural amphitheatre that has a centrepiece dam surrounded by cannas, agapanthus, bromeliads, cordylines and manicured lawns.Fireflies transform the property into a fairyland for four weeks each spring, while butterflies create a wave of colour. Carinya was used as the “deep forest of Bangalla” in The Phantom movie. Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat. The terraced garden. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWhat a view! “We bought the property around ten years ago when Tony came home with a newspaper and this property’s ad was in it,” Ms Smith said.“About halfway down the drive we asked ourselves, how much are we going to offer them? Then we got to the house and saw the view and just went, ‘wow’.”The couple spent two years renovating the house – they recruited a team of locals to not only build their forever home but landscape its immediate surrounds.“All we did was keep the roof and the floor,” Ms Smith said.“It was a huge renovation but we wanted to create something special in this unique environment; a retreat, one that’s private and a place to enjoy and relax.” MORE NEWS: Buyers flocking to Gold Coast beaches The perfect place to relax and unwind.center_img Every room has a view to the rainforest or water, and all have sliding doors out to wide entertainment decks or private balconies. The hub of the home is a sleek kitchen with Miele appliances, which adjoins the living room with built-in television and home theatre system plus a warm fireplace for those chilly mountain evenings.Eat breakfast on the nearby main deck, surrounded by wildlife, and overlooking the gardens below.“We’ll both miss it, there’s no question,” Mr Smith said.“What happened outside the house was such a huge part of the renovation. We were lucky to find some very clever local people, who we became friends with, that helped us design and plant our new garden.” Enjoy a spa in the rainforest. The kitchen. MORE NEWS: Thousands fall for tiny home scam Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat. The house has been completely renovated into a luxury residence. Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is a Jurassic Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat.A JURASSIC Park-like 22ha ancient rainforest retreat in southeast Queensland has hit the market with a multimillion-dollar price tag.Beyond the tall iron gates of ‘Carinya’ in the Gold Coast Hinterland is the 22ha Tamborine Mountain estate.It is bordered by protected national park and sheer cliff faces, is a vibrant ecosystem of old timbers, ferns, waterfalls, giant rocks, soaring climbing figs, huge staghorns and rare orchids.Donna and Tony Smith have reluctantly decided to sell their private paradise, which is listed through Ray White Rural Queensland’s Peter Douglas for $3.75 million. last_img read more

Finland’s LNG-fueled icebreaker bunkers in Tornio

first_imgImage courtesy of ArctiaArctia’s LNG-fueled icebreaker Polaris completed the first LNG bunkering operation at the Tornio LNG facility. The vessel bunkered LNG directly from the facility located in a port that is surrounded by ice at least four months a year, Arctia said in its brief statement on social media.Built in 2016 by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Polaris is the most powerful icebreaker ever to fly the Finnish flag and the first icebreaker in the world to feature dual-fuel engines capable of using both low-sulfur marine diesel oil and liquefied natural gas.Polaris was initially ordered by the Finnish Transport Agency, but the ownership was transferred to the state-owned icebreaker operator Arctia after delivery.Equipped with three Azipod propulsion units and Wärtsilä main engines, the Polaris has an icebreaking capacity of 1.8 m at a speed of 3.5 kt.last_img read more

Zis Is What I Call Social Madness

first_imgCharisma News 31 August 2015In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like “ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr” in order to make the campus “welcoming and inclusive for all.”On another front, Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has said that he would like to date a man so that he could be treated like a woman. But his suggestion was rebuffed by interviewer and friend Jenny Boylan who replied, “Caitlyn Jenner, you are a normal woman right now, today. You don’t need a man to make you a woman.”Seriously? Bruce Jenner, with male voice and taking hormones to overcome his maleness is “a normal woman right now, today”?At the risk of being redundant, may I ask again: Is the whole world going mad?We not only have a push for gender neutral bathrooms in cities across America but we have:◦Biological men being told they are “normal” women.◦Facebook offering 50 ways to define your gender (and if that’s not enough, you can just fill in the blank with the description of your choice).◦Activists claiming that saying, “It’s a boy (or, girl)” at birth is playing “Russian roulette with your baby’s life.”◦Teenagers rebelling against the “gender binary” and saying, “Call me Tractor.”◦Presenters on YouTube describing themselves as “your average multiracial, pansexual, transracially inseminated queerspawn, genderqueer, transdyke, colonized mestiza, pornographer, activist, writer.”◦Children’s schools fighting against any “gendered space” and saying it would be better to call the kids “purple penguins” than refer to them as girls and boys – just to mention a few of the absurd things taking place today in the name of transgender sensitivity. (I document all this in Outlasting the Gay Revolution in the chapter focused on the fifth principle of the book: Celebrate Gender Distinctions.)At what point we will realize that the more we deny gender distinctions, the more we deny the most basic foundations of humanity? At what point we will wake up from this descent into moral and social stupor?It is one thing to have compassion on those who struggle with deep-seated gender identity issues, and I will call for compassion and understanding as long as I have a voice.It is another thing to turn the world upside down because of the very real struggles of a tiny percentage of people, no matter how fragile they are, no matter how loved by God they are, and no matter how much we want to see them find peace and wholeness.We simply cannot deny reality and obscure (or even try to eliminate) the very thing that makes the world go around, as if anything and everything goes and the only thing that is not allowed to be normal is normal itself.And so, while we pray for Bruce Jenner, while we do our best to provide resources to help individuals who struggle with gender identity (including parents whose children are struggling), while we welcome those who identify as transgender into our church services and meet them where they are, we draw a line in the sand and say: Boys are not girls and girls are not boys and he is not ze and I’m not calling her zir and the gender binary will be celebrated rather than denigrated.http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/51693-zis-is-what-i-call-social-madnesslast_img read more

NBA: Celtics’ Smart has coronavirus, warns young to take it seriously

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Smart tested positive Thursday but said he was not showing any of the symptoms.“I feel great. I feel fine. I feel like I can go play a game right now,” the 26-year-old from Texas told CNN Friday.But he had a warning for young Americans like those shown partying on Florida beaches undeterred by the threat of COVID-19.“I advise my generation, I am 26, to take it seriously,” Smart said. “Be alert. Take precautions. By protecting yourself, you protect others.“That’s the key. People are not showing symptoms so it is hard for anyone to know they have the virus. But being around a group of people, friends, family and not isolating themselves, you are a carrier. You can spread the virus around without knowing.”Boston Celtics Marcus Smart urged young people to take the health threat seriouslyOn Twitter he also stressed that the younger generation must self-distance.“This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish. Together we can beat this, but we must beat it together by being apart for a short while. Much love!!,” he tweeted.At least 14 NBA team members have so far tested positive for COVID-19, including Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant and Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.On Wednesday, commissioner Adam Silver said NBA players should be considered “super spreaders” of the disease.Silver’s comments came amid criticism that wealthy athletes were getting tested for the virus ahead of critically ill patients in US hospitals.Smart said he was tested on Saturday and got the results five days later.“I found out yesterday evening,” he said. “I was like, Oh wow! It makes you alert to what is going on.”Smart told CNN he was not worried about his symptoms getting worse.“I talked to my doctors and they just told me that I have not experienced symptoms yet so I should be on the last curve of the ball. Read Also: USA Swimming calls for Tokyo Olympics postponement“I am just ready to get this behind and move on.”In 53 games in 2019-20, Smart is averaging 4.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds per contest.Smart is a first-round pick of the Celtics in the 2014 NBA draft.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart said he has the new coronavirus and urged young people to take the threat seriously and practice social distancing.Advertisementlast_img read more

Inmates Accused Of Fighting After TV Argument

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG – Four inmates at Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center are facing felony charges after allegedly ganging up on another inmate after a dispute over what channel was on television.Luis Magallon, 33, Damon Miller, 21, Patrick Garvey, 28 and Dakota Fraley, 20, have been charged with criminal confinement resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony; as well as battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, a level 6 felony.The July 21 fight stemmed from a disagreement between Magaollon and fellow inmate Dwion Hicks, 35, over what channel was on TV in the day room, the Dearborn County Register reported.The fight started in one cell and later moved to a different area of the jail.Investigators say Magallon struck Hicks with his fist two or three times, then two other inmates, Miller and Garvey began attacking Hicks while Fraley held the door closed.Fraley eventually opened the door and Hicks left the area, police said.Magallon later told police Hicks pushed him, and the other inmates attempted to break it up. Fraley told investigators that he had been trying to get in the cell to stop the fight, not hold the door closed.The newspaper reports that Garvey told investigators something between Hicks and Magallon has been “brewing” for months.last_img read more