COVID-19 vaccine registration site, hotline, slow due to demand

first_img By Network Indiana – January 8, 2021 0 178 COVID-19 vaccine registration site, hotline, slow due to demand Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichigan Facebook Twitter Facebook (“Macbook” by pittaya, CC 2.0) The Indiana Department of Health says a high interest in coronavirus vaccinations is causing slowdowns to the state’s vaccine registration site and their 211 system.Both of them are working, but it may take you some time to register.State Health Commissioner Kris Box said she anticipated this possibly happening and the department has a system to address it as quickly as possible.Starting today, Hoosiers age 80 and older became eligible to register to get vaccinated. They can register by going to ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211. Pinterest Previous articleGunshots dired at Tippecanoe County Democratic Party HQNext articleMan faces child neglect charge after leading police on chase in Portage Network Indianalast_img read more

Bruce Kennedy, Now a Democrat, Takes on Marcellino for State Senate

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Like anything else in life, politics is complicated.Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy, a life-long Republican, was selected as his party’s choice to challenge long-time Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) in November and even attended the Republican’s state convention.“I wanted to move up—it seemed like the next logical step,” he said of running against Lavine.On Thursday, Kennedy stood side-by-side with his one-time rival and about 50 other Democrats as he announced his New York State Senate bid—now as a registered Democrat. His challenger: State Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset). A lot has changed since Republicans tapped him as their choice to unseat Lavine.“This past month has been crazy,” Kennedy said, standing outside “Liberty Plaza,” which is attached to The Metropolitan Bistro and is adorned with a quote from Abraham Lincoln which reads: “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”And in Sea Cliff, they are.Kennedy dropped his state Assembly bid after Nassau Republicans withdrew their support for him when he admitted to Conservative party bosses that he officiated two same-sex weddings since gay marriage became legal in New York State in 2011.Kennedy, standing at a podium with his wife by his side, said he was “shocked” when in a meeting with the Conservative party they asked: “How many gay sex marriages I had officiated?” he recalled. Kennedy said he told them the truth. As a result, according to Kennedy, the party declined to endorse him.That’s when, according to Kennedy’s account, Nassau Republicans told him to go back and “say it was a mistake.” Kennedy told the crowd of supporters that he refused to go back on his word.Assemblyman Charles Lavine, a Democrat, (left), and his former challenger Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy (right). (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Now the mayor of Sea Cliff, a quaint, cozy village on the North Shore, is all-in as a Democrat, he said.He has already been endorsed by Working Families Party and has the backing of both Nassau and Suffolk Democrats, who swooped in when his former party dropped their support and asked him to be their candidate for the 5th Senate District, which includes a large chunk of the North Shore from Glen Cove in Nassau to Northport in Suffolk, plus communities just north of the Long Island Expressway in both counties.Kennedy, who changed his party affiliation last week, said “I vowed to stay strong.”In a brief interview afterward, Kennedy said he first registered as a Republican when he was 18, adding, “I’m a middle of the road guy, [I] never saw a reason to change [parties].”Lavine, who has served in the Assembly since 2004, said the Republican’s change of heart with respect to Kennedy was a “sad indictment” on the party because a “pro human rights” candidate no longer passes the party’s “litmus test.”Nassau Republican’s didn’t return a call for comment. A call to the Nassau Conservative party headquarters in Plainview went unanswered.Daniel Donovan Jr., chairman of the Nassau County Conservative Party, told CBS New York: “I don’t care what the law is. The law doesn’t mean anything to the Conservative Party. We believe in the law of God. That’s it.”Democrats who attended Kennedy’s announcement Thursday characterized the event as a sort of reunion, but until now Kennedy has never identified as a Democrat.But there was one hiccup.While addressing the crowd, Lavine said Kennedy is home “where he belongs, to the Repub—, the Democratic party,” he said to laughs as he corrected himself.last_img read more

Cyclone edges towards Ryanair

first_imgTrainer Shark Hanlon is leaning towards the Ryanair Chase with Hidden Cyclone following Cue Card’s defection. The County Carlow handler said: “I haven’t spoken to the owners yet but with Cue Card coming out of the Ryanair, in my own mind I would be tending to lean that way now. “It’s not definite as yet. I’ll speak to the owners and I’ll know more after that, but Cue Card coming out does open the Ryanair up that bit more. “You never know what might come out of the Champion Chase in the next day or two. “If Sprinter Sacre or Sire De Grugy came out, we might rethink. Nobody expected Cue Card to come out. “It’s a bit up in the air, but at the moment I’d be leaning towards the Ryanair myself, especially with the ground drying up. “We’re happy with him and he’s in good form.” Cue Card, so impressive in the Ryanair in 2013, will miss the Festival for the second consecutive season after suffering a late setback. Trainer Colin Tizzard said: ” He was making a noise and we had him looked at. He’ll miss Cheltenham but he should be OK for Aintree.” Ante-post favourite for the Ryanair is the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack, with Ma Filleule next best on the list. The 10-year-old was runner-up behind Dynaste in the Cheltenham Festival Grade One 12 months ago, but looked set for a tilt at the Queen Mother Champion Chase after a brilliant display in the Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown last month. He remains as short as 10-1 for the two-mile championship, but with Cue Card ruled out of the longer race on Tuesday morning and Dynaste already on the sidelines, Hanlon is now favouring the Ryanair. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 5: Jaylen Samuels, Diontae Johnson among free agent pickups after Monday night breakouts

first_imgWEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endGeronimo Allison, WR, Packers. Allison would likely see more targets if Davante Adams (toe) can’t go in Week 5 against Dallas. He’s scored in two of the past three games, though that’s really all he’s done this season. Still, the extra looks he figures to get shouldn’t be ignored. Check our full Week 5 waiver list for more waiver and free agent ideas, including Ronald Jones, Golden Tate, and bunch of D/ST streamers. WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsUnless you really believe in Ronald Jones or Golden Tate is available in your league, chances are you’re not going to be using a waiver claim this week. It’s just not worth it to go to the back of the line for marginal players, especially when you just know more injuries are still to come.WEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 5 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWTop fantasy football waiver wire pickups and free agent adds for Week 5Unless otherwise noted, only players owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues considered.Jaylen Samuels, RB, Steelers. Samuels was all over the field for the Steelers in Week 4, running 10 times for 26 yards and a touchdown, catching eight passes for 57 yards, and throwing three times for 31 yards. He operated as the “quarterback” in Pittsburgh’s Wildcat formation, which it ran early and often. It’s unlikely the Steelers can use this formation as often going forward, especially against better defenses, but it’s clear Samuels has a role on this team. As long as quarterback Mason Rudolph shows a penchant for checking down, Samuels could have value as a PPR FLEX. He’s also a valuable handcuff to James Conner.WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderDiontae Johnson, WR, Steelers. Two games with Mason Rudolph as the starter, two long touchdowns for Johnson. Johnson led Steelers’ wide receivers  in catches (6), targets (6), and yards (77) on Monday night and now has touchdown catches for 39 yards and 43 yards on the season. The rookie out of Toledo racked up a bunch of short “catches” on glorified handoffs in the form of fly sweeps out of the Wildcat formation, and it’s unlikely that formation will work as well in the future. Still, Johnson has seemingly separated himself from James Washington in the battle for the No. 2 receiver job, and with JuJu Smith-Schuster demanding much of the secondary’s attention, Johnson could continue to make plays and work as a boom-or-bust WR3 most week.MORE WEEK 5: Full waiver listAuden Tate, WR, Bengals. The 6-5 Tate certainly looks the part, and he’s led all Bengals receivers in catches (10) and yards (138) the past two games. In that same span, Tyler Boyd has only one more target than Tate’s 16. The Bengals passing game doesn’t seem good enough to support three fantasy wide receivers, but with John Ross III slowing down after a hot start (plus leaving Week 4 with an injury) and Boyd failing to do much besides collect targets, it’s possible Tate continues to break out. At the very least, he’s worth a free agent add for Week 5 when the Bengals take on the lowly Cardinals. Things were looking bleak for the top Week 5 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds, but then the Steelers unveiled a high school/college-style offense on Monday Night Football that prominently featured two largely unowned players, RB Jaylen Samuels and WR Diontae Johnson. Thanks to a combination of Samuels taking direct snaps in a Wildcat formation and the team “throwing” a lot of glorified handoffs in the form of fly sweeps, the two combined for 14 catches, 134 receiving yards, 26 rushing yards (all from Samuels), 31 passing yards (also all from Samuels) and two touchdowns. Can this style of offense possibly be sustainable in the NFL? Almost certainly not, but we won’t know the answer until well after waivers clear at around 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday in ESPN and Yahoo leagues, which means someone will take a chance on both players ahead of Week 5. While Samuels and Johnson make for intriguing additions to our full free agent list, they’re just two more players who are far from sure things. That’s really the theme of this week, which (thankfully) saw no serious injuries to key fantasy contributors. It looked for a while like Marlon Mack had injured his ankle, but it turns out his fourth quarter absence was just game-flow related. So, with no backups stepping into guaranteed high-volume roles, any moves this week will be for depth and/or streaming. We have options at every position on our full list, although if you want suggestions for a new kicker, you have to check out our Week 5 kicker rankings. We don’t want those players getting in the way of the actual Week 5 waiver pickups. You know how it is.last_img read more