Disney Makes Major Announcement On Park Closure

first_imgIt hasn’t been the type of wild ride Disney fans are used to or enjoy.Disney World and Disneyland have both been closed for an unprecedented 11 days due to the CoronaVirus pandemic. And now it is being announced that both parks will not be opening on April 1st as originally planned.According to a report released by a Walt Disney Company spokesperson, it has now been decided that both parks and all associated resorts will remain closed indefinitely until they can come up with a solid timeline to reopen.The statement also went onto say that they will continue to pay all of their employees through April 18th.last_img

Tyson-Thomas, Syracuse look to continue strong start against Wagner

first_img Published on December 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Carmen Tyson-Thomas is still adjusting to her role.It doesn’t matter that she’s come off the bench in two of her three seasons at Syracuse. It still takes some getting used to.“It’s kind of tough with the expectation,” Tyson-Thomas said. “I would like to be starting. To embrace it is a bigger step; it’s a bigger role, so I guess outside of it all I’m adjusting. It’s been two years now, so I’m still adjusting.”First instinct would have pegged Tyson-Thomas as a starter for the 2012-13 season. The guard started 29 of 37 games last season and was one of just three Orange players to average double-digit scoring and play more than 30 minutes per game. But with the arrival of the best freshman class in SU history, the senior headed back to the bench as three rookies entered the starting lineup.Still, Tyson-Thomas has been invaluable during Syracuse’s start to the season. Tyson-Thomas looks to keep the Orange’s (7-1) strong start going as SU faces Wagner (2-4) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite coming off the bench, Tyson-Thomas ranks second on the team with 11.9 points per game and third with 5.3 rebounds per game.“Carmen could easily be a starter, without a doubt,” Syracuse center Kayla Alexander said. “She’s a talented player. She can knock down shots. … She is very athletic, she can shoot the outside shot, she can get in there and do a pull up jumper, she attacks, so she can do a lot for our team.”Tyson-Thomas’ ability to do it all was on full display during the Orange’s 80-39 victory over St. Joseph’s. Alexander called it “the Carmen show” as the guard dominated all facets of the game.Tyson-Thomas led all scorers with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. The guard also got it done on the boards, hauling in a game-high 11 rebounds.“She killed it that game,” Alexander said. “She was incredible.”It’s performances like that one that separate her from a typical bench player. She’s led the Orange in scoring twice this season and has been held to single digits just twice as well. Nights where she takes over a game — like she did against the Hawks — prove that she’s more than just a bench player for SU.“She’s obviously a great player that can obviously start, and has started,” Syracuse guard Elashier Hall said. “But it’s great that she’s embraced the role as sixth man.“I mean obviously she could win sixth-man award right now.”Alexander has been the Orange’s most valuable player so far in this young season, but head coach Quentin Hillsman points to Tyson-Thomas’ willingness to come off the bench as what could be the difference this season for SU.Tyson-Thomas was arguably Syracuse’s third-best player last year, after Alexander and Iasia Hemingway. Now she brings that complete skill set off the bench for a second unit that has dominated so far.“She’s a very important part of our puzzle and she can play almost four positions for us,” Hillsman said. “So her versatility allows her to come off the bench and play every position.”She’s still adjusting, but she’s becoming more and more comfortable with her bench role.Her 22.1 minutes per game rank fifth on the team — the equivalent of a starter. The second team that she plays with during practice often beats the first team. When that unit gets on the court, she said they “like to kick it up a notch” and wreak havoc.It may not be the starting role that she wants, but it’s an opportunity she’s relishing.“We’re a team and we win together, we lose together,” Alexander said. “So I feel like at the end of the day all we want to do is win, so all of us will take our roles and do what we have to do to get our Ws.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jamaican found with fake passport at CJIA jailed

first_imgA Jamaican was on Wednesday jailed for eight months by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he admitted to presenting a fake passport last month at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Ricardo Brown, 36, admitted that on April 23, 2018, he uttered to Kevin Grant, an Immigration Officer, a forged Guyana passport purporting that same was issued by the Central Immigration and Passport Office knowing same to be false.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, Brown boarded a COPA Airlines flight and handed over the passport in the name of Jermaine Samuels.However, when the passport was scanned and compared in the boarder management system, it was revealed that it belonged to Ashana King and was reported stolen. Further examination showed that the said passport was tampered with. As such, Brown was arrested and charged with the offence. The Chief Magistrate also fined the Jamaican $100,000. After serving his time and paying his fine, he will be escorted to the nearest airport and deported.last_img read more


first_imgThe Ballyshannon/Bundoran Primary Care Team in collaboration with the Ballyshannon/Bundoran Community Health Forum and in conjunction with the Donegal Local Development Company are hosting a Health Screening Event.The event takes place on Sunday, August, 17th from 12 – 4pm at the Ballyshannon Agricultural show, on the Donegal Road, Ballyshannon.The event is funded by a National Lottery grant acquired by the Local Community Health Forum and is supported by the Donegal Local Development Company. The screening will measure for· High Blood Pressure· Obesity / Overweight· High blood sugars for Diabetes The screening will be undertaken by local HSE Professionals including public health nurses and a community dietician and will only take a few minutes of your time.Immediate results will be available and the screening is FREE of charge.Research has shown that men in particular are less likely to attend their GP for regular check ups. This event is encouraging both men and women to avail of this opportunistic screening free of charge.Early identification of risk factors for chronic disease can allow for appropriate lifestyle changes and medical management. Early identification can also result in delayed progression of number of diseases including diabetes and in some cases stroke and heart disease.A spokesperson for the group states ‘that by giving individuals specific information about the health risks that affect them personally, you give them a powerful incentive to take positive action – either to seek treatment or to make changes in the way they live’. This Sunday will give you the chance to take a positive step towards managing your health. DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GET A FREE MEDICAL ONCE-OVER! was last modified: August 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ballyshannon Agricultural Showdonegalhealth checklast_img read more