Transitioning to hybrid model, North Olmsted City Schools forfeits playoff football game due to positive COVID-19 test

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After a player tested positive for COVID-19, North Olmsted City Schools forfeited its playoff game against Avon scheduled for Friday night (Oct. 16).

Joining the player in a 14-day quarantine will be nine additional students and two staff members who were exposed.

“Everyone is doing fine, and we look forward to their return to school as soon as possible,” North Olmsted City Schools Superintendent Michael E. Zalar said. “We’re very disappointed to have to cancel our game.

“The kids worked hard and won their first playoff game last week. Nobody wants to see their season end this way.”

The Eagles team finished the abbreviated season like it started with having to withdraw from their season opener in August after a player tested positive.

“It’s unfortunate for our student athletes,” Zalar said. “Our players and coaches have done a great job of following our safety protocols, but

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Hong Kong takes back seat as China’s Xi promotes neighbor as future ‘model city’

China’s President Xi Jinping praised the tech-hub city of Shenzhen in a landmark speech on Wednesday, leaving some puzzling over the future of nearby Hong Kong, as China’s traditional global foothold.

Xi said Shenzhen, often dubbed China’s Silicon Valley and home to tech giants Huawei and Tencent, was making “historic leaps” and “achieving miracles.”

He also announced that the area would be given more leeway to pursue opening-up reforms and become a “model city for a strong socialist country.”

Once a small fishing village adjacent to Hong Kong, Shenzhen is now home to about 13 million and was transformed in 1980 by veteran Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, after he designated it a “Special Economic Zone,” carving out capitalist privileges in the staunchly communist country.

Retracing Deng’s footprints 40 years later during his own southern tour this week, Xi announced Shenzhen would again become a testing ground for foreign investment and

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Women’s Super League: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City – Mjelde, Kerr & Kirby earn win

Chelsea's Maren Mjelde's scores from the penalty spot against Manchester City
Maren Mjelde’s first-half penalty was her second goal of the season

Maren Mjelde’s controversial first-half penalty set reigning Women’s Super League champions Chelsea on their way to victory in a lively tussle with last season’s runners-up Manchester City.

Mjelde slotted home after City’s Ellen White was penalised for handball, although the ball struck Demi Stokes.

But fortunate as their opener was, Chelsea dominated the second half.

Sam Kerr tapped in a second and, after Chloe Kelly’s penalty gave City hope, Kirby’s composed finish made it 3-1.

England striker Kirby, playing wide on the right, was the standout performer in a stylish win that extends Chelsea’s unbeaten WSL run to 25 games and takes them up to third in the table after four games.

A thrilling first league meeting between the two sides this season went the same way as Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield success in August.

City, who are fifth

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Rose Lavelle goal video: USA star scores 1st for Man City Women

Rose Lavelle has followed in Sam Mewis’s footsteps.

Days after Mewis opened her scoring account with Man City Women in both the Women’s FA Cup and Women’s Super League competitions, Lavelle scored her first goal for the club, doing so against Everton in the Women’s League Cup.

Lavelle redirected home a corner kick after failing to be tracked on a near-post run to bring Man City level at 1-1 in the 52nd minute. Man City went on to win, 3-1, to earn three points in the opening match of the group stage of the competition. The six group winners and the top two second-place finishers advance to the knockout rounds.

Lavelle and Man City will get another crack at Everton in the FA Cup final, on Nov. 1 at Wembley Stadium. It was Mewis’s first goal for the club, against Arsenal in the semifinals, that punched the team’s ticket there.

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New York City Shopping Inches Back. No Store Required.

The city is woollier than it’s been in a while — everyone seems to be crimping the usual boundaries. E-bikes and scooters zip through the middle of the street, and restaurants have annexed the pavement outside their doors in hopes of keeping their businesses afloat. After a brutal spring and summer of pandemic uncertainty and economic instability, New York is doing its best to pass for its old self, but in truth, things haven’t felt this unsteady since right after 9/11.

In this context, shopping for anything other than essentials has felt foolish verging on irresponsible. I’m still haunted by the last item of discretionary clothing I bought before quarantine — so much so that I won’t share it here. Even now that stores are open, that humble jolt of electricity you feel when touching a new, covetable garment is almost always dampened by the rank sweat gathering beneath your

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Lola Estrella of Mati City gets P100,000 gift for her 100th birthday

DAVAO CITY – Ma. Estrella Jacobo Brillantes, who is more affectionately called “Lola Estrella”, got a surprise visit from social workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), who came to her home on September 30 with a special belated gift for her 100th birthday.

Pursuant to Republic Act 10868, or the Centenarian Act of 2016, Lola Estrella became entitled to the P100,000-gift when she turned 100 years old last June 1.

Based on records, Lola Estrella was born on June 1, 1919 in Barotac, Nuevo in Iloilo City, but she has been residing in Barangay Libudon, Mati City, for many years.

Aside from the cash, she also received a plaque of recognition and a t-shirt from the DSWD.

Lola Estrella, together with her daughter, personally received the cash gift and

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What would a city designed by women look like?

The creation of 400 miles of cycle paths and more than 60 plazas in New York has been lauded for breathing new life into a dense and heavily populated city.

But for Janette Sadik-Khan, the architect of those changes as transport commissioner for the city between 2007 and 2013, earning early recognition in a male-dominated profession was tough.

“I would come into the room and people would ask when the transportation commissioner was arriving, because I wasn’t a big hefty man wearing a construction hat,” Ms Sadik-Khan recalls. “The past has been very, very male.”

Ms Sadik-Khan is not alone in her experience. According to the World Bank, women occupy only 10 per cent of senior jobs at the world’s leading architecture firms. Urban planning is dominated by men and their legacy. Every city in the world was designed and built by men.


Ratio of male to female bike

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Mark Craig’s Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Kansas City style

1. Chiefs (4-0)

Andy Reid is the only coach to start 4-0 four straight years. His 211 regular-season wins rank seventh. The only guy ahead of him not in the Hall of Fame — yet — is Bill Belichick.

2. Ravens (3-1)

Geez. As if the Ravens weren’t good enough on offense and defense, their punter, Sam Koch, is now 7-for-7 as a career passer on fake punts.

3. Seahawks (4-0)

Heads up, Vikings secondary. D.K. Metcalf has 403 yards receiving … on 16 catches. That’s a league-high 25.2 per catch.

4. Packers (4-0)

The Packers scored a season-low 30 points on Monday night. #staystrongGreenBay.

5. Bills (4-0)

The Associated Press began handing out the MVP award in 1957. A receiver has never won. Stefon Diggs looks like he wants to change that.

6. Steelers (3-0)

A suddenly tougher intrastate game with Philly awaits the Steelers after their Week 4

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Some parents still nervous as Syracuse City School District starts their hybrid learning model Monday

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse City School District is set to welcome students back to class Monday, as the hybrid model will officially be put to the test after a month of online learning. However, some teachers and parents are concerned. 

A cartoon posted by the Syracuse City School District gave students and parents a look at what school will be like come Monday.

There will be temperature checks before students and staff enter each building, and several social distancing protocols will be in place.

Since the school year began, students have been fully remote. 

“We are ready to go on Monday,” Jaime Alicea, the Syracuse City School District’s Superintendent, said. “We are making sure our facilities have all the components needed for the opening of the school year. We have been

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Women’s Super League: Arsenal 3-1 Bristol City: Gunners back on top after coming from behind

Arsenal shrugged off an early shock to beat Bristol City and return to the top of the Women’s Super League.

Jordan Nobbs brought Arsenal level just before the break with a first-time strike from Caitlin Foord’s cross.

Foord made it two early in the second half and Vivianne Miedema ran through unchallenged late on to seal the win.

Arsenal have a maximum nine points from three games and have moved above Everton, who won 6-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday, on goal difference.

But they found themselves a goal down in the sixth minute as Ella Mastrantonio caught Leah Williamson in possession and fed Harrison, whose shot was not well struck but still crept past keeper Manuela Zinsberger.

Miedema had the chance to equalise immediately but, after rounding Sophie Baggaley, her shot from the angle was blocked by Aimee Palmer at the near the post.

Thereafter Arsenal struggled to find

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