Daily case reports are rising in 48 states, and with little action from the Trump administration, governors and mayors across the country are taking new steps to try to halt the spread. On Monday, a sweeping stay-at-home advisory went into effect in Chicago, and Philadelphia announced strict new rules starting Friday, banning indoor gatherings and closing indoor dining at restaurants.In California, which had been credited with getting the virus under control for a time, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said the state’s daily case numbers had doubled in the last 10 days, the fastest increase the state had seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reached one million known cases on Nov. 12, and the next day issued travel advisories. California’s governor announced Monday that the state is “pulling the emergency brake” on its reopening and reinstating broad restrictions, while Iowa’s governor reversed course and announced a mask mandate.The announcements came as the United States reported its 11 millionth confirmed case on Sunday, with one million new cases over the past week alone. The country is averaging 150,000 new cases a day and will probably reach 250,000 total deaths sometime this week.- Advertisement –
Ernie Martin will race at Boone in a Modified that’s already had IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s success. (IMCA Photo) The Troy, Pa., pilot has crewed for other drivers in his first four trips to Super Nationals. While he’s raced for 20-plus years, this will be the first time he raced at Boone. BOONE, Iowa – An IMCA Modified that’s racked up its share of feature wins in the Empire State returns to Boone Speedway and the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s this week. “This car has won a lot of races. It has a strong history in New York State,” said Martin, wheeling for owner Rich McNeal. “It would be phenomenal for me to come out here and be competitive.” “Nothing else compares to racing at Super Nationals. This is something I’ve wanted to say I’ve been to and done,” he explained. “Nothing else compares to this.” Ernie Martin will drive the Victory Chassis formerly piloted by Dale Caswell and Chris Fleming, the latter of whom drove it into the Saturday show seven years ago.
Manchester City have further enhanced their international presence by announcing a new partnership with South African club Black Aces FC. As part of the Black Aces deal, City will deliver coaching programmes to local children and the Academy sides will also have the opportunity to travel to and play in Manchester. The programme will follow the same training techniques and philosophies of the City first team, in keeping with the “holistic approach” the club are developing towards all aspects of their football. City will also set up a coach education programme at the club. Patrick Vieira, head of City’s elite development squad, “It’s a privilege for Manchester City to be part of South Africa’s youth football development by passing on our expertise to the Black Aces coaches, at a time when the country is fast becoming a force in world football. “Through shared learning, both clubs can work together in order to provide children with a holistic football experience that places equal importance on football and education.” City are also due to visit South Africa as part of their pre-season programme this summer, playing two games in July. The three-year arrangement will see Black Aces, based in the Mpumalanga province, become City’s “official regional school of football partner”. The move comes after the recent announcement of other international projects such as the launch of a New York-based team in Major League Soccer and the successful establishment of an Academy in Abu Dhabi. Press Association
Broward County Schools Robert Runcie, the Broward County Superintendent of Schools, also announced Broward County Public Schools and District offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Runcie said the schools are being closed as the District and Broward County prepare for Hurricane Irma, which includes the preparation of schools designated as hurricane shelters. The District continues to monitor and prepare for the storm.BCPS will also operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.The District will continue to provide information and updates via a variety of communication channels, including the District website (browardschools.com), robocalls, social media (Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook facebook.com/browardschools), the free BCPS mobile app, BECON-TV and local media. The District will also continue to update its Information Hotline, 754-321-0321, with the latest information. Miami-Dade Schools On Tuesday in separate news conference school superintendents in Miami-Dade and Broward County decided to close county schools to make preparation as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida.Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced all Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) will be closed Thursday, September 7, 2017, and Friday, September 8. Tropical storm and perhaps hurricane force winds produced by Irma are possible in portions of Miami-Dade County beginning Friday. Since M-DCPS does not operate school buses during sustained tropical storm force winds and families need time to prepare, the two-day closure is warranted.M-DCPS administrators are in close communication with local, state and federal officials.Wednesday, September 6, is expected to be a regular school day across the District, but in an abundance of caution, night adult education classes, activities, and athletic programs for Wednesday, September 6, 2017, have been canceled. Wednesday after-school care continues as usual.As this is a fluid situation, District officials will continue to provide updates as the hurricane’s projected path and possible impact to South Florida become more predictable. Colleges to close alsoColleges in the region including Miami Dade Colle, University of Miami, and St. Thomas University are also canceling classes Thursday and Friday in advance of a potential strike by Irma.