ICE detainees in facilities with coronavirus cases ordered released by judge

first_imgMivPiv/iStock(NEW YORK) — Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees must be immediately released from county jails where cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed, a federal judge in New York ordered Thursday night.The 10 detainees asked for their release “because of the public health crisis posed by COVID-19,” their petition said.The men and women had been detained by federal immigration authorities and had removal proceedings pending in immigration court. They were being held at three jails in New Jersey where either detainees or staff had tested positive for coronavirus.“Each Petitioner suffers from chronic medical conditions, and faces an imminent risk of death or serious injury in immigration detention if exposed to COVID-19,” the decision said. The jails where the detainees were being housed has each reported confirmed cases: two detainees and one correctional officer in the Hudson County Jail; one detainee at the Bergen County Jail; and a superior officer at the Essex County Jail.“The nature of detention facilities makes exposure and spread of the virus particularly harmful,” Judge Analisa Torres wrote.“Moreover, medical doctors, including two medical experts for the Department of Homeland Security, have warned of a ‘tinderbox scenario’ as COVID-19 spreads to immigration detention centers and the resulting ‘imminent risk to the health and safety of immigrant detainees’ and the public,” she added.The decision also cited the “failure” of jail operators to say with certainty the detention facilities were in a position to allow inmates to remain 6 feet apart, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.New York has been particularly hard-hit by the virus. There have been at least 39,125 cases in the state and at least 454 deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

How Olivier Giroud can help end Chelsea’s hoodoo against Arsenal in Europa League final

first_imgHow Olivier Giroud can help end Chelsea’s hoodoo against Arsenal Had things worked out differently, Olivier Giroud might have been lining up for Arsenal in a European final rather than against them for their London rivals Chelsea.The 32-year-old has been away from the Emirates for almost 18-months now yet the sight of him wearing Chelsea blue rather than Arsenal red still hasn’t quite been normalised given how he became part of the furniture at his former club over the course of five-and-a-half seasons.Giroud was in a lot of ways the quintessential Arsene Wenger signing; a low-cost, low-risk Frenchman plucked from relative obscurity and developed into a household name and seasoned international player during his spell in north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile at Arsenal, Giroud scored 105 goals, played a decisive role in two of Arsenal’s three FA Cup wins while scoring in the other – a routine win against Aston Villa – and made more appearances (253) for the club under Wenger than the likes of Tony Adams, Gilberto Silva and Ashley Cole.ADVERTISEMENTDespite that, Giroud was never universally loved by the Arsenal faithful, more grudgingly respected. A 6’4 target man renowned for his aerial prowess and back-to-goal set-up play, Giroud was persistently (and slightly unfairly) compared unfavourably to silkier, more prolific club legends whom he had succeeded such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright. Advertisement Arsenal conceded 51 times in the Premier League this season, 12 more than Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Giroud, therefore, will give Arsenal something else to think about. Sokratis Papastathopolous is a defender built for one-on-one combat, yet somewhat surprisingly given his rugged approach to defending, the Greek isn’t all that dominant in the air.AdvertisementThe much-maligned Shkodran Mustafi is actually Arsenal’s best header of the ball but given his form this season, Giroud will fancy his chances of causing him problems, while Laurent Koscielny has had an injury-disrupted campaign.Giroud has enjoyed plenty of success in his career to date, winning four FA Cups, a Ligue 1 title with unfashionable Montpellier and of course a World Cup with France, however, his throwback style of play has often seen his talents disregarded or unnoticed.It is hard to predict, therefore, what kind of legacy Giroud will have when he retires in a few years time. Perhaps one glaring omission from his CV is the lack of a big moment in a big game that will go on to define what has been a very productive career. Providing that against Arsenal in a major final would give him just that.Who will win the Europa League final?Chelsea0%Arsenal0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEx-Arsenal scout claims Mikel Arteta will give Thomas Partey a new role Advertisement Eden Hazard has benefited from playing alongside Olivier Giroud this season (Picture: Getty)That is because Giroud acts as a magnet to opposition defenders, with his stature naturally drawing them towards him. With Giroud able to occupy at least one centre-back at all times, the likes of Willian, Pedro and most importantly Hazard, should find pockets of space from which to exploit as secondary runners from the striker’s lay-offs.Chelsea’s poor recent record against Arsenal – one win in eight games – adds further weight to Giroud’s importance in the final. During those eight matches, Chelsea started Alvaro Morata (four times), Eden Hazard (twice) and Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi once apiece.All four are mobile centre forwards who can stretch defences, yet Arsenal, not exactly renowned for being watertight at the back in recent times, managed to defend against them all pretty comfortably keeping three clean sheets and conceding more than once just twice in total.In the last meeting between the two at the Emirates in January, meanwhile, it was Hazard’s turn to lead the line, a role that clearly does not suit the Belgian and in a dominant Arsenal display, he was a peripheral figure, failing to have a single shot on target in 90 minutes. CommentShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitter1.5kShares By Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 28 May 2019 7:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Giroud won three FA Cups with Arsenal but was never universally admired by the club’s supporters (Picture: Getty)Arsenal fans never quite took to Giroud and that feeling was mirrored by French supporters, some of whom saw their country’s success in the last World Cup as a victory secured in spite of their non-goalscoring centre forward than because of his selfless contribution to the team’s attacks.Even his current manager, Maurizio Sarri, has been reluctant to use Giroud as his starting striker, preferring the misfiring Alvaro Morata, the off-the-pace Gonzalo Higuain and the out-of-position Eden Hazard to the Frenchman in the Premier League. Just seven of his 27 league outings have been starts.And yet the perennially under-rated and under-appreciated Giroud, possibly even more so than Hazard, is the player whom Arsenal supporters will be most wary of inflicting damage on their team when they face Chelsea in Baku on Wednesday night given his Europa League exploits this term.Only two players have scored ten goals in the 2018-19 iteration of the Europa League. One is the continent’s next best thing Luka Jovic, linked with a move to Real Madrid, Barcelona and others, and held up by some as his generation’s Luis Suarez equivalent. The other is Giroud.Europa League top goalscorersLuka Jovic (Frankfurt)10Olivier Giroud (Chelsea)10Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla)8Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)8Munas Dabbur (Salzburg)8 Share Accounting for assists on top of goals, Giroud has had a direct contribution in a Chelsea goal every 79 minutes in the Europa League this season. Amongst Giroud’s ten strikes feature a couple of trademark headers, a few predatory close-range finishes off either foot and even a free-kick, swept into the top corner against Dynamo Kiev.Those statistics help underline why he, rather than January’s headline addition from Juventus, Higuain, is in line to start the final against his former club, yet as with Giroud there is plenty more besides the goals which have made him an integral piece of Sarri’s European jigsaw.Unlike his competitor Higuain, who seemingly has as much interest in joining in with build-up play as a seven-year-old has talking politics, Giroud’s work outside the confines of the penalty area is almost as important as what he does inside it.AdvertisementAdvertisementWillian and Pedro – Chelsea’s first-choice wingers in the Europa League this season – have both benefited from having Giroud to bounce off up front, while there is a general consensus that Hazard, similarly to Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe for France, performs better with Giroud rather than a big-name striker.last_img read more

Marcellus wrestlers earn 43-38 win over Phoenix

first_imgAfter Dylan Hood (195 pounds) claimed a forfeit, Brown won a 7-4 decision over Keaton Renfrow as Colin Scherer, at 99 pounds, pinned Isaac Chesbro midway through the second period.Even with that, and despite Ethan Ciota’s 35-second pin over Donnivan Bukowski, Phoenix had claimed seven bouts to sneak into a 38-37 lead heading into the finale.But that meant Moses would close out the night, and he did so, pinning Devin Cerda just before the second period ended to claim those clinching points.More tournament action followed on Saturday as Marcellus went to the Dan Wickham Classic at Unatego and finished third in an 18-team field with 182 points, trailing only Clarke and Longwood.Santiarello edged Adironack’s Justin Wright 4-3 to win at 106, with Brown topping Oneonta’s Jeremiah Morris by that same score to claim the title at 285 as Scherer, at 99, blanked Lucas Demott (Sidney) 7-0 to win there.Moses got close to the title at 132, taking a 7-6 defeat to Norwich’s Mason Edwards in the title bout. Ethan Ciota was third at 113, a finish McKee matched at 220 as Gavin Ciota (106) got sixth place.Jordan-Elbridge was also in the Port Byron meet and finished ninth. Cameron Newhook earned fourth place at 182 pounds, with Jared Lawrence (220), Cole Mullen (152 pounds) and Bryan Tanner (113) each finishing fifth. Anthony Baron (195) finished sixth.J-E visited Cazenovia Thursday night, but one just one of the first 12 bouts on the card in a 56-16 defeat to the Lakers.Mullen got that win, pinning D.J. Frost, with the Eagles shut out until Christian Mathews, at 120, beat Matt Knutsen 12-4, with a forfeit to Nolan Jackson (126) as Caspian Phillips (145) got close in an 8-5 loss to Matt Gagnon.West Genesee was off last week, but this Wednesday will host Liverpool and then, on Saturday, the Wildcats will head to Cornell University to take on powerhouse Fulton as part of a twin bill that also includes the Big Red facing Virginia Tech.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Dylan Price was second at 145 pounds, with Ethan Ciota third at 113 pounds and Gavin Ciota third at 106. Wilvon McKee (220 pounds) finished fourth as did Aiden Stasic (160 pounds), with Trevor Widrick fifth at 170 pounds.Moving on to the league slate, Marcellus took on Phoenix Wednesday, and it turned into a classic that Moses decided with a pin in the final bout to beat the Firebirds 43-38.They opened at 138 pounds, where Tim Okhman pinned Jeff Horner in 67 seconds before Price got a second-period pin over Ethan Bruno as Widrick, moving down to 160, pinned Dylan Tack in 2:32. Already in front of the Onondaga High School League Liberty division standings, the Marcellus wrestling team sought to solidify that first-place spot.Before it went to Phoenix last Wednesday night, though, the Mustangs first made a big splash on Jan. 4 during the Port Byron Mid-Winter Classic, finishing fourth out of 15 teams and earning three individual titles.Carl Santiarello prevailed at 106 pounds by pinning Red Creek’s Brian Sharkey in 1:45. Ryan Moses, at 132 pounds, edged Jack Smith (Port Byron) 1-0 for his title as Kyle Brown won at 285 pounds with his own 1-0 win over Liverpool’s J.J. Guindy.center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusWest Geneseewrestlinglast_img read more

Ten years after national championship SU retires Carmelo Anthony’s jersey at halftime of Georgetown game

first_imgWith his right hand on the frame that contained his jersey and his left hand gripping a microphone before an audience that dared not look away, Carmelo Anthony’s voice quivered.For a moment he got choked up, unable to process the honor being bestowed upon him.“This is one of the most memorable days of my life,” Anthony said, “of my career.”Standing on a stage at the center of Jim Boeheim Court, Anthony became the 10th Syracuse athlete to have his jersey retired. He watched as his iconic No. 15 was raised to the rafters at halftime of a record-breaking game, with several of his 2003 teammates alongside him. The current New York Knicks star, whose name graces the basketball practice facility that aided the program’s rise to an elite level, was humbled by the honor that placed him in the company of Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Dwayne “Pearl” Washington and several other Syracuse legends.Though he spent but a single season in an Orange uniform, Anthony left and indelible mark on the basketball program and the university. He guided Syracuse to its only national championship in 2003, leading the team in scoring (22.2 points per game) and rebounding (10.0 rebounds per game) while being named first-team All-American.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe told the crowd he never thought he would come here, saying it was too cold in Syracuse. But the very next day Jim Boeheim was waiting on his front step, and after that he realized that “real men wear orange.”After his one memorable year in Syracuse, Anthony ascended to the top of the NBA after Denver drafted him with the third overall pick, establishing himself as one of the most talented scorers in the league. It earned him the opportunity to play a leading role on two gold medal teams (2008 and 2012) for which Boeheim, his former coach, served as an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski.Anthony furthered his connection to Syracuse with a $3 million donation toward the construction of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. It features two full-size basketball courts, a weight room, training room, several classrooms and offices for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.Boeheim has said on multiple occasions that the program would never have reached an elite level were it not for the practice facility. It is a tool he and his staff make the most of in recruiting and everyday workouts.And to have his jersey retired on this day, the one that broke the on-campus attendance record and against Syracuse’s archrival, made it a moment Anthony said he will never forget. At the podium in the media work room he choked up once more, reflecting on a community that embraced him and made him one of their own.He never thought this day was possible as a teenager back in 2002-03, and the realness of the moment overwhelmed him. Two gold medals and a national title still did not prepare him for Saturday’s emotion.Said Anthony: “This is a day I will never forget.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories HOME TO THE HOYA: Otto Porter silences record crowd in final SU-Georgetown Big East Dome gameUnrivaled stars: All-time lineup of Syracuse-Georgetown rivalryIseman: Despite Syracuse’s move to ACC, rivalry with Georgetown should continueParting shots: The Daily Orange’s preview of Syracuse and Georgetown’s final Dome meeting as Big East rivalsBoiling over: Decades of controversy, heated battles define storied rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetowncenter_img Published on February 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Gates Foundation strikes deal to allow its researchers to publish in Science

first_img Last month, the Gates Foundation announced that it would not allow researchers it funded to publish in subscription journals; the move to put into action a policy the foundation initially announced in 2014. Specifically, the Gates Foundation wants its researchers to follow a publishing standard known as Gold OA. It requires researchers to make studies and underlying data freely available immediately after publication, allowing anyone to reuse them for commercial and noncommercial purposes—also known as publishing under a CC-BY license.The Gates Foundation requirement initially put a number of highly cited journals—including Science, Nature, and The Lancet—off limits to Gates Foundation–funded researchers. But foundation officials said they were talking with subscription publishers about ways to bring their titles into alignment with the Gates Foundation policy. The Science deal is one product of those talks, and Dick Wilder, associate general counsel at the Gates Foundation, told Nature that the foundation might be making more announcements soon.The Gates Foundation “is taking these steps because we want to advance the conversation around open access publishing and ultimately find new ways of accelerating impact and saving lives,” wrote Leigh Morgan, the Gates Foundation’s chief operating officer, on Medium yesterday.Muted reactionThe move doesn’t come as a surprise to Matthew Cockerill in London, co-founder of OA publisher BioMed Central and the cloud-computing firm Riffyn. “It was a natural next step in a series of moves by research funders in recent years, seeking to ensure that the results of the research they fund are communicated with maximum visibility and minimum delay,” Cockerill tells ScienceInsider. “I think the prominent science journals that still do not offer a Gold open-access option are going to find it increasingly difficult to maintain their opposition,” he says.Michael Eisen, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who co-founded the OA publisher Public Library of Science, says the AAAS–Gates Foundation deal is “far less important” than the Gates Foundation’s wider OA policy. “The future is with immediate publication and postpublication peer review, and the sooner we get there the better,” Eisen says.Neurobiologist Björn Brembs—a prominent OA advocate—also thinks the deal is not important. Brembs, based at the University of Regensburg in Germany, says institutions should scrap the subscription publishing model entirely and put the savings into other publishing and data-sharing activities. Marc Smith/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) An unusual and perhaps precedent-setting deal will enable researchers funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to comply with a foundation requirement that they publish their papers only in free, open-access (OA) journals, but still publish in the Science family of subscription journals, which typically keep content behind a paywall for a year.Under the deal, announced yesterday, the foundation will award $100,000 to AAAS (publisher of ScienceInsider) to enable the publisher to make any paper by a Gates Foundation–funded researcher published in 2017 immediately available for free online. The deal covers Science and four sister subscription journals: Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. (AAAS also publishes Science Advances, an OA journal.) The arrangement is provisional and will be revisited in 2018.The deal is likely to affect only a handful of papers. The five journals published just 12 papers by Gates Foundation–funded researchers in 2015, and seven in 2016, according to an AAAS spokesperson. But it could spur a greater number of submissions and publications from researchers funded by Gates, the spokesperson added.  By Dalmeet Singh ChawlaFeb. 15, 2017 , 2:45 PM Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Countrycenter_img Email The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington. 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