8 Dec
2020

Binghamton University shares testing plans after colleges across the nation grapple with COVID-19

first_img“That’s just a randomize sampling. If we can hopefully identify anyone with COVID, we can remove them and place them into isolation housing,” said Hubeny. While staff and students will be tested randomly, or if they show symptoms, the school is taking one extra step in hopes of monitoring any potential cases on campus. While there is not much oversight on ensuring everyone is completing the form, the school says they’re doing other methods of testing. At Cornell University, students are being tested twice a week. Binghamton University says they are averaging about 200 tests a day, or 1,000 a week. For more information on Binghamton University’s COVID-19 count, you can visit their COVID-19 Testing Data Dashboard. (WBNG) — While some colleges have dozens, or even hundreds of COVID-19 cases, Binghamton University is only reporting two positive cases since September 2nd. “The expectation is they will do that. There is no real good enforcement mechanism, but yes, the expectation is that it will be filled out,” said Hubeny. “We’re starting with a simple screening tool of every member of our community, from staff, students, and faculty,” said Office of Emergency Management Executive Director Dave Hubeny. Testing the waste water will allow the school to locate specific locations as to where the virus could spread. “Passively, we’re also testing waste water. We’ve been doing this for several weeks now,” said Hubeny. “Before students got back, we were able to test to get a baseline so we have something to compare it to.” Every university has come up with their own plan to battle COVID-19, but for Binghamton University, they are focusing on surveillance testing. Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools with more than 100 positive cases will be required to report to the state’s department of health. As schools continue to monitor for COVID-19, Binghamton University is also looking to SUNY for guidance on the next steps. “We work in partnership with the Broome County Health Department, with our own internal health services, and obviously with the SUNY system administration. We’ll adjust our testing if there is a need,” said Hubeny. Of the approximately 18,000 enrolled students, only 5,800 live on campus this semester. Each student was required to test upon arrival, and if testing negative, they were allowed to move in. Now, students and staff are required to complete a form every day, describing if they have any symptoms of illness. last_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

Moscow blossoms in Poplar

first_img The eight-year-old (4-7 favourite) breezed clear of long-time leader Ludo Et Emergo approaching the final fence and surged up the run-in to score by four and three-quarter lengths . The Davy Russell-ridden winner raced in second for most of the way, but he was never threatened by main rival Felix Yonger, who to his credit stuck to his guns to take the runner-up spot and was giving away 9lb. Press Association De Bromhead, who also won the opener with Sizing John and went on to a treble with Sizing Granite, said: “He jumped well, apart from a couple of little mistakes. This was about getting him rolling. “It’s lovely to get that out of the way. We could look at Leopardstown at Christmas over two miles and a furlong or there is the Hilly Way (Cork) or England. The owner is keen to step him up and I’d say we will, in time. “No horse at home is fast enough to work with him, he has so many gears. He has a bit of a freaky pedigree as he’s out of a Mind Games mare. He has a lot of pace. At Punchestown, though, it looked like all he did was stay.” Sizing Granite (6-1) struck in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase, cashing in on a far-from-perfect round of jumping from 1-2 favourite Lieutenant Colonel, who made errors at the fourth- and third-last but still rallied gamely close home. Lieutenant Colonel and Sizing Granite jumped the last fence in unison, but Johnny Burke’s companion showed plenty of heart when it mattered to win by a length. Fellow debutant Minella Foru was a satisfying third on his first start since finishing sixth in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. De Bromhead, who was claiming his first treble, said: “You dream of days like this. All the horses seemed in good form and we were waiting on the ground to change.” Of Sizing Granite, the County Waterford handler added: “He was always very backwards and green. Hurdling was just to get to chasing. He’s still big baby and is an exciting horse.” Moscow Mannon secured the first Graded success of his emerging career over fences with a comfortable victory in the Poplar Square Chase on a big day for Henry de Bromhead at Naas. Aidan O’Brien’s Plinth led all the way under Mark Walsh and ran on strongly to hold off favourite Macnicholson by a length and a quarter in the four-runner Hospitality At Naas Racecourse Hurdle. Frank Berry, racing manager for owner JP McManus, said of the 11-4 scorer: “He jumped away well, did his own thing, and quickened up well over the last few.” Walsh doubled up when the McManus-owned Give Me A Break (7-2 favourite) plundered the Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle. Michael Hourigan’s always-prominent five-year-old put daylight between herself and the field with a crisp leap at the final flight and t hough Solita gave chase, she was convincingly defeated by two and a quarter lengths, with Followmeuptocarlow third. Hourigan said: “She’s just a dream to train. She hadn’t run since August and I was a bit worried.” last_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Angels owner Arte Moreno says a Mike Trout extension is still ‘in the front of your mind,’ but no talks yet

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — As the clock ticks away on Mike Trout’s contract, Arte Moreno would only say that he hears it.“Sometimes you have things in the back of your mind, and sometimes you have things in the front of your mind,” the Angels owner said Monday, at the press conference to introduce new manager Brad Ausmus. “That’s one of those things that’s always in the front of your mind.”It was similar to what Moreno said about Trout’s contract in spring training, back when he had three years left on his contract. Now he’s got two.Although there’s been speculation, and a natural assumption, that the Angels would begin negotiating an extension with Trout this winter, Moreno said nothing has happened so far. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “We have not talked about it,” Moreno said. “We all communicate. He just had, personally, a real rough end of the year. We’re giving him a lot of space. We just want him and his family to go through the grieving process, so we all try to support each other.”Trout’s brother-in-law, former Angels prospect Aaron Cox, died in August.Trout, 27, will make $34 million each of the next two seasons. He has said that he isn’t yet thinking about his future, beyond saying that the most important thing to him is winning. The Angels have made the playoffs just once in his seven full seasons.Moreno sounded optimistic about making improvements this winter.“I’m not going to tell you that we’re going to spend a ton of money, but we’re going to spend money,” he said, adding that “there is, realistically, a budget. It’s not an endless thing, like a fantasy draft.” Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Although the Angels don’t share their budget publicly, it is believed they have somewhere around $30 million to spend on new players if they want to keep the payroll around where it was in 2018.“We need starting pitching,” he said. “Bullpen help. We blew a lot of games in the last two or three innings. We need more depth in the bullpen.”Offensively, Moreno said the Angels need “a left-handed bat with some power who can play first base, just to fill in.”The Angels have Albert Pujols at first, but he’s coming off knee surgery, so they likely need some coverage if he’s unavailable.Related Articleslast_img read more

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