Mixed fortunes for Liverpool and Arsenal.

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side were simply not good enough during their Champions League group campaign.Needing a win last night, the Reds could only record a 1-all draw at home to Basel.Liverpool must now content themselves with a place in the Europa League knockout stages. Real Madrid go through as Group B winners – their 4-nil thrashing of Ludogorets securing them a 100-per cent record.The reigning champions are potential opponents for Arsenal in the last 16.The Gunners finish second in Group D, after Aaron Ramsey’s wonder strike helped them along the way in a 4-1 win away to Galatasaray.last_img

County officials say 1,031 COVID cases linked to Waterloo pork plant

first_imgWATERLOO — Black Hawk County officials say more than a thousand employees at the Tyson plant in Waterloo have tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s more than double the number released by state officials earlier this week.Joshua Pikora with the county public health department says the state-related total of 444 employees only included testing that was done onsite at the plant.“The 1031 reported cases includes those positive results from the onsite testing, positive test results from local healthcare providers here in Black Hawk County, as well as the positive serology tests that give us the complete picture of scope of illness in our county,” he says.Pikora says those cases do not include family members or roommates who may also have tested positive. As of Thursday, the county had 1703 confirmed cases. Tyson’s pork plant in Waterloo resumed limited operations at the plant yesterday. More than 2800 usually work in the facility.last_img read more

Clubs, courses and facilities must close

first_img Tags: Coronavirus Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement tonight (23 March), golf clubs, courses and facilities in England must now close.It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable, but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.The government has identified an urgent need to introduce new restrictions on public life and on non-essential businesses opening their doors.This has been done to limit the spread of the coronavirus and relieve the growing pressure on our National Health Service.Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency. The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history.These are incredibly testing times for the country. The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life.We would like to assure the golfing community that England Golf staff will continue to work remotely with all affiliated golfers, clubs and counties to try and minimise the damage caused by this suspension of regular golf club life.We will continue to signpost clubs and counties to the latest government advice and schemes designed to help the economy cope with the disruption caused by coronavirus. 23 Mar 2020 Clubs, courses and facilities must close last_img read more

Local Artists: Looking for a Place to Sell Your Crafts?

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Gift Gallery LLCThe Gift Gallery LLC includes a wide variety of crafts, handcrafted foods, and local artists wares in it’s Tumwater location.The Gift Gallery LLC in Tumwater is seeking new crafters and collectors to feature in our store. We carry a wide variety of local and handcrafted merchandise, and are looking to add some new talent to our selection in time for the many gift-giving holidays and the tourist season ahead. If you’re an artist or antique collector looking for a place to sell your wares, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.The Gift Gallery LLC is a well-established destination for Washington-made gifts and souvenirs. We have been a part of the community for six years and are featured on ThurstonTalk.com, the Thurston County Visitors’ Map, and Localsaver.com. We hold monthly events for the public, including free professional jewelry appraisals and food tastings featuring items from our collection of local, gourmet foods.The Gift Gallery is currently seeking new vendors for their popular store in the Southgater Shopping Center.Come visit our location in the Southgate Shopping Center for further information on booth rentals, and better yet, bring an example of your craft along so we can determine whether our store is a good fit for you.The Gift Gallery LLC(360) 97[email protected]last_img read more