Baines: Stones will be a top player

first_img Once the European Under-21 Championship is over, Stones is sure to be promoted to the seniors again – provided he continues to put in the kind of display he did on his 24th outing for Everton this season. “He is going to continue to grow and develop as a player and he is going to be a top player for Everton and England,” said Baines, who has 30 England caps. “He has got a huge future ahead of him at international level because not only is he a top-class defender but because of his composure as well. You need a bit of that at international level. “You need to be able to play and when you look at the young centre-halves around the country, John is the best in that respect.” Leighton Baines has no doubt Everton youngster John Stones will become a star for club and country in the next few years. Stones scored his first Everton goal on Sunday in the impressive 3-0 win over Manchester United. From the way Stones shrugged off Antonio Valencia and expertly glanced Baines’ corner past David de Gea, he looked like a seasoned professional of 15 years. Press Association But this is just the 20-year-old’s second full season at the club. The centre-back was plucked from hometown club Barnsley two-and-a-half years ago by David Moyes. The Scot would have been forgiven for cheering with joy as his final signing for Everton played a big role in the hammering of the club that sacked him after just 10 months in charge. Not only did Stones score Everton’s second, he also kept United’s stellar cast of attacking talent at bay, and Baines was keen to praise the imposing centre-back after the final whistle. “His composure for a lad of his age is unbelievable,” the Everton left-back told Press Association Sport. “He is a down-to-earth kid that he just wants to play football, work hard, he doesn’t get involved in anything else and when you are around people like that you just want to see them be successful – and that is the road that John is on at the moment.” After being named on the standby list for the World Cup, Stones started his first England match in September against Norway. The centre-half began a crucial qualifier in Switzerland the following week but he has not played for the senior team since. Injury kept him out of the matches against San Marino and Estonia in October and the player has since dropped down to the Under-21 squad. last_img read more

Governor Whitmer amends MI Safe Start Order to limit indoor gatherings, starting July 31

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisStatewide, bars are closed for indoor service and indoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 people  LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020–160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe Start Order, starting July 31, 2020, statewide indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and bars will be closed for indoor service across the state, including in Regions 6 and 8.    “As we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Michiganders cannot afford to drop our guard. We must take every step possible to saave lives, protect the brave men and women on the front lines, and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system while we continue to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Whitmer. “After seeing a resurgence in cases connected to social gatherings across the state, we must further limit gatherings for the health of our community and economy. By taking these strong actions, we will be better positioned to get our children back into classrooms and avoid a potentially devastating second wave.”    COVID-19’s resurgence is closely associated with super-spreading events at large social gatherings, often attended by young people. An outbreak at a Lansing bar has resulted in 187 infections; more than 50 cases have been linked to a single house party in Saline; and a sandbar party at Torch Lake over the July 4 weekend led to at least 43 confirmed cases. Therefore, Executive Order 2020-160 limits statewide indoor gatherings to 10 people or less and, across most of the state, limits outdoor gatherings to 100. (The outdoor gathering limits will remain at 250 in Regions 6 and 8.)   Executive Order 2020-160 also orders that bars in every region, including those in regions 6 and 8, must close for indoor service if they earn more than 70% of their gross receipts from sales of alcoholic beverages.   Under the governor’s orders, Detroit casinos will also be allowed to open on August 5, but their occupancy will be limited to 15% capacity. Casinos must also, among other things, conduct a daily entry screening protocol for customers and employees, temperature screening. Casinos must require patrons to wear a face covering, except while eating or drinking or for identification purposes.  Executive Order 2020–160 will rescind Executive Orders 2020-110, 2020-115, 2020-120, 2020-133, and 2020-143.   Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.   To view Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, click the links below: EO 2020-161 Emerg order – Workplace safeguards.pdfEO 2020-160 Emerg order – MI Safe Start.pdfAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious The MEA gives a failing grade to plans that would outsource virtual learningNext Michigan State Police hosts virtual recruitinglast_img read more

Army veteran sentenced 25 years for shooting West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

first_imgAn Army veteran who shot and wounded a doctor at a West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach last year was sentenced Monday up to 25 years in a mental health facility.According to the FBI, 61-year-old Larry Ray Bon pulled out a small handgun and opened fire Feb. 27, 2019, inside the emergency room at the VA Medical Center, striking at least two people. One of those people was a doctor who suffered minor injuries.A judge accepted the plea deal for Larry Ray Bon during a sentencing hearing held via video conferencing. The judge said Bon “will be a very old man if he is ever released from custody.”According to testimony, Bon is currently in poor health. Bon could face up to 25 years in a treatment facility.When he  is mentally able Bon will be brought back to court and sentenced between 12.5 and 25 years.last_img read more

Harlequin Productions Partners with Other Local Non-Profits

first_imgSubmitted by Harlequin Productions Harlequin Productions is taking applications now through October 31, 2015 for the company’s Community Partnership Program 2016. Non-profit partners receive 150 tickets to Harlequin Productions’ final dress rehearsals, which they may sell as a fundraiser or give as thank you gifts to donors or volunteers. The program’s intention is to provide a win-win for the non-profit partner and Harlequin Productions.The non-profit partner receives an opportunity to raise money or to thank their generous donors or dedicated volunteers. In return, Harlequin’s cast and crew will benefit greatly by having a full audience for its final dress rehearsal.The non-profit pays a minimal fee in the amount of $200 and commits to filling their allotted seats. Five final dress slots will be awarded in Harlequin’s 2016 season:Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike on January 20, 2016.Hedda Gabler on March 2, 2016The Language Archive on May 4, 2016The Last Five Years on August 17, 2016The Two Gentlemen of Verona on September 28, 2016For more information or to apply, visit Harlequin Productions online.Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more