Southern Tier medical institutions receive over $20 million in COVID-19 relief funding

first_imgThe funding is part of $36 million in funding for medical centers in the 22nd district. Congressman Brindisi vowed he will secure more funding for area hospitals. Lourdes Hospital — $6,599,000UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital — $1,382,000United Health Services Hospitals Inc. — $12,502,000 “We are all working hard to fight back against COVID-19 and our area hospitals are on the frontlines of this battle,” Brindisi said in a press release sent to 12 News. The breakdown of the funding is: (WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Monday morning medical centers in our area received over $20 million in bipartisan funding to help aid COVID-19 relief efforts. “We need to honor them not just with our words but with our actions. I will continue to fight for more money so they can keep their doors open, provide critical equipment for staff and patients, and pay the brave men and women on the frontlines,” he says.last_img read more

Coastal Chariot – Unique Asset for Coastal Project

first_imgActa Marine has deployed one of its Ultra Shallow Draft Multipurpose Support Vessels – Coastal Chariot – to assist the start of a pipe pulling project.The company’s Project Manager for the contract, Sinclair McWilliam, highlights the vessel’s key features that are enabling the efficient execution of the operations.“Coastal Chariot has the power; 4000hp and 36 tonnes of bollard pull, to be precise. But she also has the accuracy to work in shallow waters of less than three meters deep when working on DP. This makes the Coastal Chariot a unique asset for a coastal project like this.”At this point it is important to mention that Coastal Chariot is not Acta Marine’s only Multipurpose Support Vessel. The company has twelve similar vessels in operation. “These are the most versatile vessels in operation today,” Sinclair added.And, looking at some of their completed projects, it is clear to see that their versatility is being called on for multiple sectors. Notable examples include oil and gas, offshore wind, dredging, as well as survey duties.last_img read more

IMCA Stock Cars, Southern SportMods return to Longdale

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods headline weekly race programs at Longdale Speedway. Shawn Brassfield, a longtime driver and former regional director for IMCA, takes over the general manager reins at the 3/8-mile clay oval owned by Jessie Hoskins.  Regular maintenance on the track has continued since the last race held at Longdale. Drivers and fans will note recent improvement projects, among them a new tech building, ticket office and restroom facilities.  Stock Car points earned at Longdale apply in IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region.  “IMCA brings a level of professionalism to all its classes plus resources for the promoter,” ob­served Brassfield. “There are a number of drivers in both the Stock Car and Southern SportMod division in the area. Ultimately, we hope to bring Modified drivers in and sanction that division down the road.”  Nine point race dates are on the schedule for Stock Cars and 11 for the Southern SportMods. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season concludes on July 27.  “Jessie has built an amazing facility. It’s just beautiful,” Brassfield said. “I think it’s the nicest one in Oklahoma.”  Opening night for both the Stock Cars and Southern SportMods at Longdale is Saturday, March 30. LONGDALE, Okla. – Two IMCA divisions return this season to a familiar venue in the Sooner State. “We’re glad to have Longdale back. We have always enjoyed working with Jessie and his staff,” said IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “This is a tremendous facility and will be a great track for our Stock Car and Southern SportMod drivers to compete at.”last_img read more

Howard Washington churns out serviceable performance in Syracuse’s 101-90 loss at No. 23 Florida State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When freshman forward Oshae Brissett picked up his second foul midway through the first half, Jim Boeheim turned to his right and called on Howard Washington. The move meant Syracuse would be running with a three-guard lineup, uncommon through the first half of the season.What it also meant: Syracuse would put a key guard position in the hands of a true freshman who had played a grand total of eight minutes over Syracuse’s previous four games.Yet not only did Washington prove the move to be worthwhile, he demonstrated for the first time this year that he can run the point. It is an encouraging sign for Syracuse, with former graduate transfer Geno Thorpe’s departure making the point guard position basically a one-man show for starter Frank Howard.Saturday afternoon in Syracuse’s (12-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) 101-90 loss at No. 23 Florida State (13-4, 2-3), Washington more than doubled his career highs in minutes (24) and tripled his career points (nine), running the point as part of a three-guard lineup, and taking the one-guard spot when Frank Howard fouled out. Washington looked comfortable and poised, committing only one turnover and knocking down three of his four shots. The 6-foot-3 guard added one assist and collected three rebounds.“Being prepared, coming off the bench,” Washington said, “or going a whole half not playing. You know what I mean? That’s kind of tough.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA junior averaging 15.4 points per game, Howard plays nearly 40 minutes a night. When he was out of the game, the Orange was called with a pair of 10-second violations. His absence was felt. But Frank Howard said Washington can handle the basketball, appear calm against pressure and knock down open shots.Washington entered the game midway through the first half for forward Marek Dolezaj. He immediately drilled a 3-pointer, without hesitation. He then pushed the ball up court and, a couple of possessions later, he picked up a steal and split two defenders near midcourt. He earned a trip to the line but missed both free throws.“He’s a steady player,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said last month. “He can make an open shot. He’s smart. He knows the game. He’s a very smart player.”Later, he drove baseline, sucking the defense his way. He kicked the ball out to freshman forward Oshae Brissett for an open 3. And, with under one minute left in regulation, Washington hit two free throws to cut the FSU lead to one point.Whether he sees more time as part of Syracuse’s three-guard lineup remains to be seen. It could be that Boeheim resorts back to previous lineups and plays Washington sparingly. Or, if Washington continues to produce in the time he is given, he could fill a void by giving Howard more time to work off-ball.“He’s a great player,” Howard said. “He gave me a chance to get off the ball a little bit and I’m confident when he has the ball.” Comments Published on January 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more