St. Joseph County Police won’t enforce county’s face mask, hand sanitizer orders

first_img Facebook Previous articleAir Force flyover salute comes to Northern Indiana TuesdayNext articleEviction and Foreclosure protections through June 4 in Indiana 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter By 95.3 MNC – May 4, 2020 0 983 (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Police Department) Police in St. Joseph County won’t be enforcing the health department’s orders regarding face masks and hand sanitizer.St. Joseph County Police sent the following statement to 95.3 MNC:In response to multiple inquires about the Sheriff and County Police’s role in any enforcement of the Order issued by the County Health Department Sunday night, the County Police direct you to contact the Health Department and issue the following statement:Sheriff Redman and the Department first became aware of the order on Sunday night like everyone else, through online media reports. Our department’s legal interpretation regarding the enforcement of this order is that it would be enforced just as any other order of the County Health Department. This order is no different from those issued regularly regarding food service/restaurants, tattoo parlors, or sewer/septic requirements the health officer might issue. This process is typically handled internally by the health department via a complaint and sending of an abatement letter, without any police involvement. Sheriff Redman does not anticipate any deviation from this usual process such that would require the involvement of police. Lastly, we want to point out that the health department’s order does not state that masks must be worn in public at all times. The order specifically states that when physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained, then face coverings shall be worn when in public. This is also the recommended practice of Governor Holcomb’s five-stage plan released Friday and recommended by the CDC. Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook St. Joseph County Police won’t enforce county’s face mask, hand sanitizer orders WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

Naismith: I’m learning all the time

first_img Press Association For Everton forward Steven Naismith, every day is a school day under manager Roberto Martinez. “He has opened my eyes to a totally new way of playing football,” Naismith told Press Association Sport. “I am really interested in it, so when he does talk to you about things which may have happened in a game the night before it will be something you have learned off him in terms of watching to see how teams work. “He will say ‘did you notice this?’ and it is not something you just say ‘oh aye’ just for the sake of it, you have a conversation with him. “It is kind of being like at school, you are learning all the time. “Sometimes you find yourself watching games and you think ‘the manager might come and talk to me about this’ so you end up taking note of what’s happening.” Naismith came off the bench at Fulham at half-time last weekend to turn the game, creating one goal and scoring another, and he admitted afterwards he had watched the first half carefully to see where he could make an impact. That is something else which he has learned to do over time. “It’s funny because there are so many different aspects to being on the bench – from being peed off you’re not playing to just thinking so many different things that your mind could not be on working out how you can improve the team,” he added. “Nowadays it is a squad game and the few games I have come on and had a good impact you understand that it is about the squad and the manager has made that clear here. “As I’ve got older I have learned to watch where I’m likely to come on and you do pick up things and see things that happen. “I definitely pick up things like how I can get a chance on goal or cause problems to the other team’s defence: styles of play, the formations – so much goes on in games that you can capitalise on these things.” Naismith has made just seven league starts (compared to 17 substitute appearances this season) but has scored three goals and every one of those has been in an Everton victory. Everton host Arsenal on Sunday in what is being billed a Champions League qualification decider, with the Toffees just four points behind their fourth-placed opponents with a match in hand. Midfielder Mikel Arteta says Arsenal have the required mentality to come through a first test of their renewed character. Arsenal travel to Merseyside on the back of a morale-boosting 1-1 draw with Manchester City, which went some way to exorcising the ghost of the nightmare 6-0 trashing at Chelsea which ruined manager Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge. The Gunners also suffered the disappointment of conceding a last-minute own-goal in their 2-2 draw with Swansea. Arsenal are, however, only four points ahead of fifth-placed Everton, who have a game in hand – and with the small matter of an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan on the horizon, Arteta knows how important building momentum will be. “Mentally, it will be a big boost if we win, and hard to take if you don’t so it will be important,” Arteta said. “Some of the performances we have put in away from home in the big games have touched in a bad way the season we have had so far. “We made mistakes and did not perform when we should have done, but we have to take it. “Overall we have been really consistent and considering the injuries we have had, things have gone well and we have stepped up a long way from last season.” Arteta, 32, left Everton for Arsenal in August 2011, the former Rangers man having become an integral part of the David Moyes’ squad following his move from Real Sociedad. The 27-year-old may have played more than 250 senior matches and 28 internationals for Scotland, but he admits he is learning more than ever thanks to the guidance of the Spaniard. It has even got to the stage where Naismith is doing “homework” when watching matches on television, just in case his manager should ask him a question about it the next day. last_img read more

Proposed Prison Reform Bill Could Save Florida $850 Million

first_imgCrime victims, former inmates and parents of current ones are pushing for passage of meaningful prison reform.The proposed legislation, known as House Bill 189, would increase good behavior credit for first-time, non-violent offenders, from 15 to 35 percent.“I feel the presence of something going to happen,” said Kay Cardona, mother of a Florida inmate who attended a rally on the steps of Florida’s Old Capitol Wednesday morning. “It’s 2020. This thing has been a long time coming.”The reduced time behind bars could result in a savings of around $850 million for Florida Corrections, according to the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dianne Hart of Tampa.According to Hart, “I say let’s put that $850 million back into our facilities for vocational training, educational opportunities. I firmly believe we can no longer give people $50 and a bus ticket and send them home without any hope or opportunity.”Republican Senator Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg adds, “The Florida system isn’t working as well as it could. We simply warehouse people in the Florida Corrections System. We aren’t correcting their behavior, though we call it the Department of Corrections.”Wednesday’s rally attracted nearly 350 people.Crime justice bills have been receiving bipartisan support in the Senate, but have been failing to then move in the House. In addition, law enforcement officials say that even non-violent offender releases could be dangerous.last_img read more

Whicker: Lakers played at a breakneck pace that delighted LA fans

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> And that’s why you hire Luke Walton.The Lakers were facing another season of rampant losing, this time without Kobe Bryant. At last, their obsessive fan base had a reason to take up bowling on game nights.Then Walton showed up with a way of playing that should come equipped with a tree of lights and a Funny Car. If the season opener against Houston means anything, it means that the 2016-17 Lakers will be taking a 200 mph joyride. Even if it crumples up against the guardrail every now and then, it will be a trip.The first quarter Wednesday night ended 38-38. The first time the Lakers played Houston last year, they scored 45 points … in the first half. “Hey, Nick, this is the first time I’ve won this first game since I’ve been with you,” he said.The Lakers won because they took up defense in the fourth quarter, holding the Rockets to 18 points on 6-for-21 shooting. Clarkson scored 12 points in the period, including the elongated 3-pointer that gave the Lakers a four-point edge with 1:48 left.Harden satisfied his fantasy followers with 34 points and 17 assists, but the Lakers got him in foul trouble, and he was 1-for-5 in the final period. Walton used a number of Lakers to guard Harden, including Metta World Peace for 2:27, just to pick up three fouls and get inside Harden’s head.“Those weren’t fouls when he started playing in this league,” Walton said. “But when he was out there picking up Harden full-court, that set the tone for us. I thought our effort defensively in the second half was much better, and our small lineup was really good.”“We were able to do a lot of switching and communicating,” Clarkson said. “And the pace we played at was fun for everybody. We were out there playing and smiling. The coach has brought in a different vibe.”Walton is only one of the factors that have unleashed the Lakers. There is no Bryant to accommodate, and no Roy Hibbert for the Lakers to tow around. Walton had said that nothing would really bother him this year as long as the Lakers retained their passion. That shouldn’t be hard for a team this young and this liberated.Brandon Ingram, the second overall pick in the draft, said hello in solid fashion. He hit 3 of 4 shots in the first half, including a 3-pointer, but Walton had to like the way Ingram handled his first defensive possession, which matched him up against (gulp) Harden. But Ingram stood his ground and followed Harden to the corner, and Harden had to force a 3-pointer over Ingram’s endless reach.Sure, Ingram looks more like a flagpole than usual when he stands next to NBA muscle, but he played quite comfortably.“I like to have him bring it upcourt,” Walton said of the 6-foot-9 rookie. “Even if he’s not scoring, he’s making passes, he’s engaged into the game. I think he’s been great.”And Clarkson, Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. gave Walton the viable bench he envisioned. It outscored Houston’s subs 55-26.On Tuesday, Nance was talking about the final game last season, when Bryant’s epicurean 50 shots added up to 60 points and a win over Utah — which was abetted by lots of rebounding and defense from rookies and second-year men who had been ground down by 65 losses.Nance said he wouldn’t forget that night, that it showed “what we could do if we came together for a cause.”He also talked about what he missed and didn’t miss with Bryant gone.“You miss his presence, his competitiveness,” he said. “But now a lot of us can show what we can do.”Maybe the Lakers aren’t back, but the show is.center_img On Wednesday, both L.A. and Houston shot 60 percent in the first half.No one is advocating the Lakers continue to scatter like pigeons when the other team drives. Houston scored 42 first-half points in the lane. But there was no backdown in the way D’Angelo Russell continued to take shots, the way Julius Randle continued to run and finish, the way center Timofey Mozgov, this offseason’s walking symbol for inflation, competed underneath.Oh, and the Lakers also won, 120-114, braving the best of James Harden and getting a massive fourth quarter from Jordan Clarkson, who wound up with 25 points.“We had to get that losing stink off us,” Clarkson said, “from the last couple of years.”He looked up at Nick Young, who was on his way out of the room.last_img read more

Primary Fluids – Motor Oil and Coolant – Keep Your Vehicle…

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Brett Hardcastle for Tumwater AutomotiveYour vehicle uses several types of fluids to operate safely and efficiently.Two of the primary fluids are motor oil and coolant (antifreeze).That’s why these two critical fluids are monitored on your instrument panel.Motor oil cools your engine, seals your engine from dirt, lubricates to prevent wear, and keeps impurities like moisture in suspension. If you lose your oil pressure you may only have a few seconds to shut your engine down before major damage occurs. Motor oils have additives that burn off with use, especially at high temperatures. Failure to change your oil in many vehicles causes sludge. Not maintaining your oil within your owner’s manual recommended limits can get expensive, very expensive.Your engine coolant, also known as anti-freeze, comes in at a very close second place in importance to your oil. If your engine overheats, turn off the engine before damage occurs. Your engine coolant plays a critical part in removing heat from your engine. There is enough heat in your engine cylinders to actually melt the metal in your engine. The only reason your engine does not melt down or seize up is because your coolant is so great at removing that heat quickly from critical areas. It is the job of your radiator, water pump, hoses and thermostat to control and move this critical fluid properly so it can do its job the way the vehicle designers intended. Any flaw in this system can put you and your vehicle on the side of the road with steam coming out from under the hood.Failure to keep your coolant fresh and vital can be costly to your engine. Ask your shop the cost of a new or rebuilt engine and/or internal parts and you’ll find out about the saying,, “…ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.”So, if you see your engine temperature gauge go up higher than it usually does, see the engine heat light come on or see other signs like steam from under the hood of your vehicle get it looked at right away. Stop as soon as it is safe to do so and call for help or a tow truck.Warm summer temperature damage can show up later in the cold of winter. Check your vehicle now for safe fall and winter driving. That includes new belts and hoses.We are prepared to help you!1. We will alert you to needed maintenance and repairs.2. We will listen to you and your car, using our trained knowledge, searching for the little things that soon grow to be big problems.3. We have the equipment to service today’s sophisticated vehicles.4. We have the years of experience, training and access to the information to avoid the inconveniences along the road.Just give us a call and trust us to treat you and your vehicle as part of the Tumwater Automotive family – a legacy of caring for others. We pick you up and take you back to work or home five days a week. And, we’re nice people too!Feel free to call us for advice. Many of your co-workers already do!Check out our websites at: www.tumwaterautomotive.com and www.tumwaterautospa.com.Brett Hardcastle is the owner of Tumwater Automotive, located at 6020 Capitol Blvd. SE. Brett and his staff can be reached at (360) 943-9097, Mon-Fri – 7 am -5:30 pm, with free shuttle to and from home or work. Visit our Tumwater Auto Spa Car Wash next door to keep your vehicle looking good and running great – inside and out.last_img read more

2019/20 BDFA Super Division: 10-man South United suffer last-minute defeat to Bangalore Independents

first_imgAdvertisement 2aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3jpw6dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E892i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) saqyWould you ever consider trying this?😱25purCan your students do this? 🌚usRoller skating! Powered by Firework South United FC conceded in the 92nd minute having played most of the game a man down.Advertisement  South United FC appeared for a few precious minutes like they may just pull off a win despite going a man down, but it was not to be. Two second half goals put Bangalore Independents ahead and clinched three points for them.Advertisement South United began the game on the back foot and only got a foothold in the game halfway through the first half. They were just about starting to create some dangerous chances and threatening the Independents goal when they had a man sent off. Aaron’s cross was met by Umesh on the far post and as he went into a 50-50 tackle with the goalkeeper he appeared to make contact with the custodian. The referee waited for the keeper to be treated and only showed the red card to Umesh after nearly 5 minutes of break in play.Advertisement That strange period seemed to have rejuvenated South United FC who then went on to win a penalty that Rungsing converted in the 42nd minute as the 10-man South United went into half-time with a 1-0 lead.The second half predictably saw Independents press South united deep in their own half. They were making the extra man count and it showed as Subhash took his chance in the 57th minute having threatened the goal on a couple of occasions before.Independents then started to move forward almost continually putting pressure on the SUFC backline. They weren’t getting much joy from the defensive unit or from the custodian Royal Basumatary. South United even looked like they could score on the counter for a while but they weren’t able to take their opportunities.Just as it looked like South United may have sealed a valuable point, Marta Nelson sneaked in to clinch a 92nd minute winner and three points for his side.South United 1-2 Bangalore Independents (Rungsing [P] 42’; Subhash 57’, Nelson 90+2’) Advertisementlast_img read more