Employee at PBC Walgreens Tests Positive for COVID-19

first_imgWalgreens champions the health and wellbeing of every community in America, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and customers. Walgreens was recently notified that a team member who works in our store located at 12001 Southern Blvd. in Loxahatchee, FL has a confirmed case of COVID-19. When notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, we take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories. Our clinical and safety teams work closely with our field and store leadership to respond accordingly, which may include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk in order to self-quarantine or self-monitor their health, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the location or impacted areas of the store. Cleanings may require temporarily closing a store, at which time customers may visit a nearby store location for their prescription needs.We are actively reviewing our policies and procedures as guidelines evolve, and will continue to adjust our safety protocols accordingly to promote the safety and wellbeing of our team members and customers. An employee at a Walgreens located near Loxahatchee Groves has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a written statement released by the company on Wednesday.Walgreens said the employee works at a store located at 12001 Southern Blvd.The pharmacy chain said when they are notified of a confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 case, they “take actions meeting or exceeding recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, public health officials and other credible sources while following federal, state and local health advisories.”Walgreens added that their clinical and safety teams work with stores to respond accordingly. That process could include identifying and contacting individuals who may be at risk.Cleanings may require the temporarily closing of stores if an employee at the location tests positive for the virus, said Walgreens.Below is the full statement from Walgreens:last_img read more

Broward Medical Examiner Rules Man’s Death Accidental After Struggle with Deputies

first_imgLast Thursday, family members demanded an explanation for the death and accused the BSO of concealing information.“The family is entitled to answers and also is entitled to justice,‘’ Miami attorney Robyn Blake, who represents the Todd family, said Thursday.According to timelines released by BSO, the situation that ended in Todd’s death started just after 9 a.m. on April 9 when 29-year-old Todd appeared on the upper level of the JetBlue terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.Just before 11:30 a.m. that morning, a doctor pronounced him dead at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.Timelines show that Todd approached an airline ticket agent and started yelling after he entered Terminal 3, which is served by JetBlue and other airlines.Shortly thereafter, the airline called for help.Video from cameras worn by deputies and released by the sheriff’s office show an officer approaching Todd, speaking with him and then persuading him to leave.However, Todd then re-entered the building after kicking off his sandals in the street.He subsequently moved to an area near a security checkpoint, where he toppled over several stanchions and was taken to the floor by deputies who had chased him.Video shows six officers trying to bring him under control, as he yelled and struggled to escape.One officer was shown placing a knee between Todd’s shoulder blades below his neck.After bring handcuffed, Todd was seen being carried from the building by three deputies and placed on his side on a sidewalk, where he appears to lose consciousness.At 9:28 a.m., according to the timeline, “Mr. Todd intentionally hit his head on the metal barrier and is again controlled by the deputies.”Eleven minutes later, Fire Rescue arrived with a gurney, administered CPR in a terminal hallway next to an elevator and then loaded Todd into the ambulance.The drive to Broward Health took 17 minutes, and at 10 a.m., “Fire Rescue is heard saying that Mr. Todd has a pulse and is alive,” according to the timeline.At 11:25 a.m., Todd was pronounced dead at the hospital.Two deputies involved in the situation were treated for minor injuries. The Broward County Medical examiner has ruled that the airport death of Kevon Todd, who died after a struggle with sheriff’s deputies last spring, was an accident.A report states Todd died from a drug overdose.In a statement released late Friday, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said he is turning the case over to the state attorney’s office for a review of the April 9 incident, which occurred at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.“The county medical examiner has found that the cause of Kevon Todd’s death was a drug overdose, and found that the deputies who took Kevon Todd into custody did not contribute to his death,” Tony said in his statement.“Security at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is taken very seriously by deputies, given the tragic shooting that occurred there in 2017,” he continued. “That is why under my administration deputies have received additional training in responding to active shooter and other crisis situations, and based on the evidence I have, I believe the deputies in this case acted responsibly.”The shooting to which Tony referred resulted in the deaths of five people and injured six others in a baggage claim area of the airport’s Terminal 2. Between 30 and 40 other people were injured in that incident.In addition, Tony said he “tasked our Department of Fire Rescue to conduct a thorough administrative review of their response to this incident to ensure we did everything possible to save Mr. Todd’s life.“My heart breaks for the family of Kevon Todd, and I hope the details released today give them a better understanding about what happened to their loved one,” Tony said in the statement.According to its autopsy report dated April 11, the medical examiner’s office concluded that Todd died of “acute eutylone intoxication.”Eutylone was listed in an “emerging threat report” last year by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.Last year, Sweden’s public health agency suggested classifying the drug as a hazardous substance..@bsosherifftony has released a statement and body cam video footage on the death of Kevon Todd, an incident that took place on April 9, 2020 at @FLLFlyer. Read the details and view the video at https://t.co/8l6BlmEFJg. pic.twitter.com/uExRyAnMc3— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 3, 2020last_img read more

Palm Beach County Schools to Provide Every Student Access to a Computer

first_imgWith virtual learning a potential done deal, Palm Beach County is giving the district $10,000,000 to establish critical infrastructure to allow all students to have internet access.Initially one computer was provided per household, but sharing was not an option for large families. Now the district will ensure every student has a laptop providing a 1:1 computer ratio that gives every student the access to a computer with a camera.So far, 61,000 student Chromebooks have been loaned out to families for distance learning and the district has ordered 82,000 additional devices to be delivered on August 17.The district is also working on a connectivity plan to provide internet service to families who do not currently have a reliable connection.The district hopes to provide free Wi-Fi to 7,500 students in the Glades and Lake Worth Beach regions. Students without internet access will be provided a password for free internet.Parents will be able to log into an individualized education program meeting via Google Meet where a distance learning plan will then be laid out for those students.The plan the board approved also includes guidelines for when students will return to school. Traditional classes can resume in Palm Beach County when the county enters phase 2 of reopening.The school board meets again Wednesday, July 22. to determine a start date for the school year which will likely be August 31 rather than August 10th.Palm Beach County School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri will join The South Florida Morning Show Wednesday at 8:05 to talk about the upcoming virtual school year and how many students will or won’t be able to participate.last_img read more

Some Grade School Teams Could be Facing Extinction

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Postscenter_img Latest posts by admin (see all) TRENTON — Concerned about the disappearance of some elementary school athletic teams, the Mount Desert Island Regional School System Board is discussing the possibility of an islandwide amalgamation of grammar-school athletic teams.“I’m pretty certain that next year there won’t be a girls’ basketball team at Trenton Elementary. I don’t know where those kids are going to go,” said board member Charlie Farley during a recent meeting.Currently, Pemetic in Southwest Harbor, and Tremont schools are already regularly combining students from the two schools onto various athletic teams. Meanwhile, Connors-Emerson in Bar Harbor frequently finds itself in the opposite position, turning students away from athletics because of high demand for participation in certain sports.During the MDIRSS discussion, Bunky Dow, athletic director at Mount Desert Island High School, spoke on behalf of the athletics department.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHis concerns are logistical problems like travel distance and time and potential difficulties in allowing fifth-graders to play on small-enrollment teams.“Quality of play and safety issues are concerns,” said Dow.According to Scott McFarland, principal of Mount Desert Elementary, plans to restructure elementary athletics programs with more community involvement are in the works.“We are in the planning stages to have some sort of islandwide forum, to which we invite all the stakeholders and policymakers on the island (and Trenton) such as the YMCA, Camp Beech Cliff, the schools,” he said. “It is an opportunity to take a look at everything we’re doing and see if we could be doing it differently – and see what kinds of opportunities exist out there. Because there are changing demographics, and I think it’s time to take a fresh look at things.”For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Ellsworth woman to walk 39 miles in The Walk to End Breast Cancer

first_imgNEW YORK — Donna Kitchen, 63, of Ellsworth will join thousands of other participants in the upcoming AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer — a fundraiser for cancer research and to provide patients access to mammograms and medicine.Kitchen will walk the 39.3-mile course in New York City over the weekend of Oct. 17-18.Kitchen’s daughter, Tanya Ryno of Alpine, N.J., suggested the pair participate in the event in honor of Kitchen’s niece and Ryno’s cousin, Valerie Grondin of Etna, who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer.Kitchen also lost her mother to cancer when Kitchen was in her early 20s.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textKitchen and Ryno will compete as a team: Team Virago, which means Women Warriors.Some 15,000 walkers from across the country participated in 2014, including more than 2,000 breast cancer survivors.“AVON 39 encourages walkers to prove their willpower by the miles they walk and validate their impact through the dollars they raise,” said Kevin Honeycutt, executive director of Avon Foundation for Women. “This challenge truly reflects the spirit and attitude of our dedicated participants and our goal to end breast cancer.”Proceeds will go to the Avon Foundation for Women — a public charity for breast cancer research and patients.Kitchen and Ryno have set a fundraising goal of $3,500. To support Team Virago’s fundraising campaign, donations can be made at www.goo.gl/mgvcBI.For more information or to register for AVON 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer, visit www.avon39.org or call (888) 540-WALK.last_img read more

Gross, Lord claim PVC wrestling crowns

first_imgELLSWORTH — Hancock County wrestling teams enjoyed solid days at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday with two local wrestlers winning their respective weight classes and all three teams finishing in the top half of the field.Bucksport’s David Gross won the 285-pound weight class with a 10-2 decision against Penobscot Valley’s Joe Tuulima in the championship bout. That title win followed an 18-second pin in the quarterfinals and a 55-second pin in the semifinals.Overall, the Golden Bucks placed third of 15 teams behind Foxcroft and Dexter. Alex Burbank (106 pounds) and Kaleb Nightingale (113 pounds) earned runner-up finishes, and Travis Hutchinson (120), Ricky Perkins (152) and Jacob Coghill (220) won their respective consolation brackets.For Ellsworth, senior Logan Lord pinned Jacob Nadeau of Piscataquis to claim the 145-pound title. That result came after a semifinal bout in which Lord defeated Caribou’s Angel Riopelle with a 19-4 tech fall.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCharlie Hughes took second finish at 182 pounds class for Ellsworth, which placed sixth. Nick Taylor won the consolation bracket for Ellsworth at 170, and Matt Reid (120) and Jeremy Foskett (152) claimed fourth-place finishes.Mount Desert Island brought just three wrestlers to the tournament, but all of those wrestlers placed. Ethan Harkins (182 pounds) and Sam Hoff (285) claimed consolation wins, and Baylor Landsman placed fourth at 160 for the seventh-place Trojans.All three teams will be competing in the Class B North championships, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at Ellsworth High School. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.last_img read more

Morocco formally complains of refereeing ‘injustice’

first_imgRabat, June 29: The Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has formally complained to world football’s governing body FIFA over “serious referee errors” during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In a letter sent to FIFA and posted on the FRMF website on Thursday, federation president Fouzi Lekjaa said the errors led to his country’s early exit and that the video assistant referee (VAR) had been used or not used in order to serve the interests of their opponents, reports Xinhua news agency.Morocco played in the World Cup in Group B along with Iran, Portugal and Spain.“We want to express our indignation at the injustice suffered by our national team, following serious refereeing errors that led to (the team’s) premature exit from the first round of the 2018 World Cup,” Lekjaa said in the letter.“The severity of these refereeing errors is all the more evident in the fact that in these two matches (against Portugal and against Spain), the use of VAR served only to preserve the interests of our competitors,” it said.The Moroccan federation listed what it said were wrong decisions and attached their videos from Morocco’s defeat 1-0 against Portugal and 2-2 draw against Spain.The north African side, who also lost their group opener to Iran, had strongly criticized the referees’ performance following their loss to the Portuguese, their second group game, that had killed off their chances of advancing.“With what has happened we can only express our serious concern at the persistence of these injustices and the negative impact on the image of FIFA and the future of football,” the letter said.The Moroccan federation urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to “take the necessary measures and make the necessary adjustments in order to repair these injustices and guarantee the conditions of a competition with equal opportunities for all teams”. IANSlast_img read more

Atletico Madrid edge out Leganes

first_imgMadrid: Spanish midfielder Saul Ñiguez’s second-half goal was all the offense Atletico Madrid needed in a 1-0 victory over Leganes in late-season La Liga action.With their fourth win in a row in domestic play, second-placed Atletico stayed seven points behind league-leading FC Barcelona.They also gave themselves a further morale boost ahead of a critical second-leg round-of-16 contest on Tuesday against Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in Turin, Italy. The Spanish team won the first leg 2-0 in Madrid, reports Efe news.With that key mid-week match in mind, Atletico head coach Diego Simeone kept Alvaro Morata, Thomas Lemar and Juanfran Torres out of his starting 11 on Saturday. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Bolt, Biles win Laureus athletes-of-the-year awards

first_imgUSAIN Bolt and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman- and sportswoman-of-the-year for their 2016 achievements.U.S. gymnast Simone Biles poses with the Laureus Sportswoman-of-the-Year award at the Laureus Sport Awards in Monaco, yesterday.Britain’s Rachel Atherton won the action sportsperson-of-the-year award for her downhill mountain biking feats.Leicester City won the spirit of sport award for winning the Premier League.Atherton, 29, became the first rider in history to complete a perfect downhill World Cup season and then won a fourth World Championship title a week later.Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri and captain Wes Morgan were in Monaco to collect the spirit-of-sport prize, awarded after the Foxes, 5,000-1 outsiders, won the Premier League by 10 points last season.Bolt won three gold medals at Rio 2016 in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.That took his all-time Olympic medal tally to nine but last month he was asked to hand one back after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.Carter was part of the Jamaican quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing in 2008.Biles’ four gold medals at Rio were in the team, all-around, vault and floor exercise events.Nico Rosberg, who quit Formula 1 in December five days after being crowned world champion, received the breakthrough-of-the-year prize.OTHER AWARD WINNERSTeam-of-the-Year: Chicago Cubs, who ended a 108-year wait to win Major League Baseball’s World Series.Comeback-of-the-Year: American swimmer Michael Phelps, who won his 23rd Olympic gold in his final Games in Rio.Sportsperson-of-the-Year with a disability: Beatrice Vio, Italian wheelchair fencer who won gold at the 2016 Paralympics.Sport for Good Award: for Sporting Inspiration: The Refugee Olympic Team, who competed at the Rio Olympics.Best Sporting Moment: Barcelona Under-12 team whose players consoled their distraught Japanese opponents at the end of the Junior Soccer World Challenge in a touching show of sportsmanship.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Badminton News Srikanth enters pre-quarterfinals of World Championship

first_imgChina: India ace Kidambi Srikanth struggled past Spain’s Pablo Abian in a three-game match to enter the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals at the BWF World Championship here on Wednesday.The fifth seeded Indian recovered from a slump during the hard-fought contest to see off Pablo 21-15 12-21 21-14 in a second-round match that lasted 62 minutes.Srikanth, who had clinched four titles last year, will lock horns with Malaysia’s Daren Liew, a former world no 10, who had won the 2012 French Open Super Series.Srikanth erased a 2-4 and 6-8 deficit in the opening game before gaining upper hand with a 16-13 lead. He then reeled off four points to reach game points. Pablo tried to recover but the Indian quickly pocketed the opening game.ALSO READ | Indian juniors bag six medals at Jordan TT meetIn the second game, Srikanth had opened up a 6-3 lead but Pablo rode on a six-point burst to move ahead.The Indian made it 10-12 but the Spaniard registered seven straight points to enjoy a healthy lead to eventually roar back into contest.In the decider, Pablo managed a slender 11-9 advantage at the break but Srikanth turned the tables and then surged ahead to shut the door on the Spaniard.ALSO READ | Ramkumar, Paes make early exit from Atlanta Open For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more