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CDC: Americans Should Cancel Gatherings of 50+ for the next 8 Weeks

first_imgEvents with 50 or more people over the next eight weeks should be canceled or postponed. That’s the agressive recommendation issued Sunday by the CDC.The agency specifically mentioned sporting events, weddings, and festivals in its post announcing the proposed policy.The daily business of places like schools aren’t included in this CDC’s guidance. But, schools in south Florida have been cancelled until the end of March.last_img

England men’s teams selected for Spanish Nations Cup

first_img17 Feb 2015 England men’s teams selected for Spanish Nations Cup Three teams will represent England Golf in the Nations Cup event at the Spanish amateur championship at Sherry Golf Jerez in Cadiz later this month. Ashley Chesters of Shropshire & Herefordshire, Nick Marsh of Yorkshire and Ben Stow of Dorset (Image © Leaderboard Photography), make up one team; Adam Chapman of Cumbria, Jimmy Mullen of Devon and Luke Johnson of Norfolk combine in another; and the third is composed of Paul Kinnear of Lancashire, Joe Dean of Yorkshire and Michael Saunders of Kent. All nine players are members of the England Golf men’s squad and all are internationals. The Spanish amateur championship takes place from Wednesday, 25 February to Sunday, 1 March and after two rounds of stroke play qualifying the leading 32 players will go forward to the match play. The Nations Cup will be played on the qualifying days when each team’s best two scores will count in both rounds. The players: Adam Chapman, 19, (Windermere) completed a title double last year when he won both the North of England and South of England championships. Ashley Chesters, 25, (Hawkstone Park) is the double European amateur champion and this season has had top ten finishes in the Portuguese and South American amateur championships. Joe Dean, 20, (Lindrick) currently leads the England Golf men’s Order of Merit having tied fourth in the recent Portuguese amateur and secured a top 20 finish in the South American championship. Luke Johnson, 22, (King’s Lynn) won two titles last season: the Berkhamsted Trophy and the West of England stroke play. Paul Kinnear, 21, (Formby) was part of the winning team in the Costa Ballena Quadrangular match in 2014 and had a top 20 finish in this season’s Portuguese amateur. Nick Marsh, 20, (Huddersfield) won the 2014 English amateur championship, was in a playoff for the Portuguese title and tied second in the Scottish stroke play. This season he was the top qualifier for the matchplay stages of the Australian amateur. Jimmy Mullen, 21 (Royal North Devon) won the Duncan Putter in Wales last year, was also runner-up in the West of England stroke play, third in the South American amateur and reached the last 16 of the US amateur. Michael Saunders, 24, (Dartford) is a past winner of the Lagonda Trophy who tied second in the same event last year and was also joint third in the Welsh stroke play. Ben Stow, 23, (Rushmore) is the reigning Brabazon Trophy champion and was also a winner on the US college circuit when he was a student in Kentucky. He had a top ten finish in this season’s Lake Macquarie International in Australia.last_img read more

Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy Launches at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

first_imgFacebook10Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Pacific Mountain Workforce DevelopmentOn January 12, sixteen transitioning service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) began their 13 week fellowship through the newly launched Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy.  This one of a kind program will provide fellows an opportunity to learn through hands on experience with a corporate leader in the Seattle area, and additionally through 120 hours of in classroom corporate management training at City University of Seattle.“The Fellowship Academy is a first in the nation program for transitioning service personnel.  It represents the very best in collaboration between the military, the public workforce system and corporate America.  The program matches talented individuals with the needs of our businesses.  They previously served our country and now can serve the local economy….triple win!” – Cheryl Fambles, CEO of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development.This Fellowship developed in partnership between Camo2Commerce, a program of Pacific Mountain Workforce Develop, and Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will provide transitioning service members with at least 10 years of leadership experience the opportunity to gain familiarity in the civilian market prior to transitioning.  Each of the Fellows will be hosted by a participating corporate partners – ThyssenKrupp Aerospace NA, Amazon, Starbucks, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Compass Group, Thurston Economic Development Council, TrueBlue, Inc., Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and Williams-Sonoma.“The overarching goal in providing this enhanced educational fellowship opportunity with select industry partners is to provide a transition service that currently does not exist.  The Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy provides educational, networking, training opportunities, and potential employment within a wider array of industries for experienced transitioning service members.” – Justin Constantine, wounded veteran and senior consultant at the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program.Starting this week on JBLM, the 16 service members from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, will be spending four days in the classroom beginning to transition their military leadership skills to what they will need for their next mission of working for corporate America.  Following the first week through the end of the Academy, the Fellows will spend Monday through Wednesday with their host, learning through hands on experience.  They will have the opportunity to not only learn about the company, and refine their networking abilities, but will be working on projects that will hone their skills.  On Thursdays, the Fellows will be back in the classroom gaining additional knowledge that will supplement their learning in areas such as project management, business writing, and other topics necessary for success in their transition.  Fridays will be available for each of the Fellows to continue their service obligations, and efforts needed to transition.  The 13 weeks will culminate with a graduation.Ultimately we believe this experience will enable these Fellows the opportunity to maximize their experience in serving us proudly by learning the skills needed to be successful in transitioning into careers in corporate America.“This project could not be successful without the partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, as they provided much needed expertise that supplements, what Camo2Commerce brings to the table and, of course, the ongoing support from the Command Staff at JBLM, who saw the vision in this project.  Along the way, we have also received support in developing this program from ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, the Washington State Employment Security Department, Combat Power Essentials, Tacoma-Pierce Chamber of Commerce, WorkForce Central and additional funding support from Operation: GoodJobs.” – Sean Murphy, Camo2Commerce Project Director.Additional Information can be found at:  Camo2Commerce.com/heroes/Camo2Commerce: This full service transition program is a U.S. Department of Labor funded pilot project working to integrate the public workforce system into the JBLM transition process.  Working with transitioning service members from JBLM on a one-on-one level, Camo2Commerce has successfully placed over 250 service members into employment.Hiring Our Heroes: Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employmentlast_img read more

Thurston County Surplus Items for Sale on the Web

first_imgFacebook63Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersThurston County is holding an online auction for computers, laptops and other electronic equipment starting Monday, June 26 at 9:00 a.m. and ending Monday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. Up for auction are: 92 computer processing units; 67 monitors; 58 laptops; 13 tablets; seven all-in-one computers; five radios; two all-purpose studded mats; and one typewriter.Those interested in viewing the items or bidding should go to the Public Surplus website to register as a bidder. There is no cost to register. Condition of the items vary and are sold on an “as-is and where is” basis.Payment terms are cash, cashier’s check, or certified check made payable to Thurston County. No personal checks can be accepted, exact change required for cash payments.For questions please call Thurston County Central Services at 360-867-2949.last_img read more

Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through England ranks – Southgate

first_imgManchester United striker Marcus Rashford will NOT be fast-tracked through the England ranks, insists Under-21s head coach Gareth Southgate.The 18-year-old has scored five goals in his first eight senior appearances for the Red Devils this season, including the winner in last week’s Manchester derby.Yet many have been surprised that the striker has only been called up to England’s Under-20s side during the international break.Rashford has previously played for the Under-16s and Under-18s and his form has led to speculation over a possible senior call-up.The links of Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all bumped up to the senior Three Lions side early in their careers, but Southgate is wary of rushing Rashford’s development, despite the blistering start to his career.“Probably the top talents in the world get into first teams very young and establish themselves very young,” he said ahead of England’s Under-21 European Championship qualifier in Switzerland on Saturday.“We are very conscious that when you promote a young player too quickly there can be fallout from that and at times the right thing is to move them back down and that is always more difficult.“Life is very different for someone like Marcus, who has just scored the winner in a Manchester derby.“At club level, at some point he might find himself in their under-21s side and that is a difficult process for a young person to deal with, so we don’t want to add to that internationally.“Let’s assess his progress. There is no rush. Roy has got a very settled squad and is very strong in that area of the pitch. Everyone I speak to at United says he’s very level-headed, so they don’t have concerns about his mentality, but of course his world has changed dramatically in the last few weeks.” 1 Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford has scored five senior goals this season last_img read more