Gov. Cuomo: State sees 37 straight days of infection rate below 1 percent

first_imgNEW YORK (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo stated New York has seen the 37th straight day of positive COVID-19 test result rates below one percent yesterday. The Governor also said there were 6 COVID related deaths in the state yesterday. In a statement on New York’s progress with the coronavirus, the Governor said 0.99 percent of yesterday’s test results in the state were reported as positive. center_img “Our numbers continue to reflect the work of New Yorkers, who ultimately flattened the curve,” Cuomo said.last_img read more

Divorce in NZ – the 14-year itch

first_imgNo kids and in your 40s? Beware the 14-year itchNZ Herald 7 February 2016Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don’t have kids, and the “seven-year itch” is a myth.In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples are most likely to call it quits after about 14 years.Figures from 2014, the latest year reliable statistics are available, show that couples most commonly filed for divorce just before the 14-year mark. The average age of men breaking up was 47 and the women were 44.Experts say it’s an age when people start to reflect on where they are in life and what they want.And for those couples who have children it might be a time when they are about to fly the nest.At that point they find they no longer have anything in common and want to “do their own thing”, says divorce lawyer Jeremy Sutton.READ MORE: read more

Another noose was found on a NASCAR track property over the weekend

first_img“The sport is changing … Whoever it was, you’re not gonna take away my smile.”- @BubbaWallaceWhat a moment. #IStandWithBubba— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 23, 2020Added NASCAR president Steve Phelps before Monday’s race: “This is a difficult time for our sport, but we are going to react swiftly and again we’re going to use all the means, resources at our disposal and of those of the FBI to make sure this person or persons are caught and dealt with swiftly and severely. There’s no room for this at all, and we won’t tolerate it.”The garage area at Talladega was not open to fans Sunday because of the coronavirus. Only race teams, NASCAR/track officials and safety crews were allowed access.NASCAR’s race weekend at Talladega also prompted protests from Confederate flag defenders, including a parade of trucks and motorcycles displaying the stars and bars outside the track on Saturday and a “Defund NASCAR” banner featuring the flag being flown by a plane over the track Sunday. Added Steve Page, the track’s president who also serves as its general manager (via NBC Sports): “Our staff, on-site business tenants and local law enforcement have been contacted and asked to share any information they may have. The incident is under investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. Sonoma Raceway takes this incident very seriously and is dedicated to operating a facility that is welcoming to everyone.”MORE: Wallace sees how NASCAR “is changing”Sonoma Raceway’s annual NASCAR Cup Series race, which originally was scheduled for June 14, was moved to Charlotte because of the COVID-19 pandemic and held on May 27. Sonoma is expected to be added back to the schedule in 2021. Speedway Motorsports owns Sonoma Raceway.The noose in Wallace’s garage was discovered a day later at Talladega Superspeedway, which is owned by NASCAR and located in Talladega, Ala. It was found almost two weeks after Wallace’s push to have the Confederate flag banned from NASCAR races became successful. NASCAR on June 10 announced it had prohibited the display of the flag at all of its events and properties.Both the FBI and NASCAR are investigating the Talladega noose, which is believed to have been placed at some point during Sunday’s rain delay of the Geico 500. Wallace never saw the noose. The race eventually was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather.”The deal that happened yesterday, sorry I’m not wearing my mask, but I wanted to show whoever it was that you’re not going to take away my smile and I’m going to keep on going,” Wallace said on the Fox broadcast after finishing the race 14th, standing in front of a crowd of supporters in the stands. The noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway was not the only one that appeared at a NASCAR racing facility over the weekend.The president of Sonoma Raceway, a road course located in Sonoma, Calif., that has hosted NASCAR Cup Series races since 1989, claims that on Saturday a “staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose hanging from a tree on raceway property.”last_img read more