With wrestlers deemed “essential workers” in the state of Florida in May, they were given the go-ahead to continue their shows. Both companies have handled the virus in drastically different ways, though, and with Florida’s outlook worsening, there’s no clear way out.WWE has come under intense scrutiny for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with its personnel reportedly not being tested for COVID-19 and only being checked for temperatures. AEW has taken steps to protect its stars further, including multiple temperature checks daily and has begun testing its stars for the illness regularly. But the neophyte promotion has come under fire for its stars at ringside not social distancing and also not wearing masks during shows.Really, in an industry that’s reliant on literally touching one another, it’s somewhat surprising this hasn’t happened sooner. AEW’s already had to change its plans with Fyter Fest, which would typically be a PPV event but was switched to a two-night event over two weeks being headlined by Moxley defending the AEW Championship against Brian Cage. While no official word has come down yet, don’t expect that match to get underway unless Moxley is cleared of the virus.It wasn’t just Moxley, with AEW’s QT Marshall also asked to stay home due to fears of having contracted the coronavirus.It all points to a bigger problem with wrestling. With both AEW and WWE taping their programs in Florida, where COVID-19 cases are spiking dramatically, it was only a matter of time until the pandemic touched wrestling stars in some way. COVID-19 has reportedly made its way through the WWE ranks with broadcaster extraordinaire Renee Young testing positive for the virus.And there’s a twist that affects more than just WWE here: It was revealed that AEW champ Jon Moxley (real name Jonathan Good) missed Wednesday night’s “Dynamite” after coming in contact with someone who had tested positive with coronavirus. That someone turned out to be his wife, Young.
The Bengals drafted Burrow with the first overall pick back in April and they will hope the former LSU QB can turn around their fortunes, with the franchise having not won a playoff game in three decades.Burrow won the Heisman Trophy last season having led LSU to a national title, breaking numerous records along the way, including throwing 60 touchdowns – an all-time leading mark in the NCAA.Joe Burrow contract detailsBurrow signed a 4-year contract worth a total of $36 million. His deal includes a $23.9 million signing bonus, and will be fully guaranteed. His contract has a fifth-year option available. His annual salary in total cash will $9,047,534. Although that number is heavily influenced by his large signing bonus. He becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2025.YEARBase SalarySigningCap HitDead Cap2020$610,000$5,970,025$6,580,025$36,190,1372021$2,255,006$5,970,025$8,225,031$29,610,1122022$3,900,012$5,970,025$9,870,037$21,385,0812023$5,545,019$5,970,025$11,515,044$11,515,044 Joe Burrow has agreed to terms on a four-year, $36 million contract with the Bengals, according to reports.The Bengals later tweeted a gif of the quarterback dancing, appearing to confirm the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft was now under contract. pic.twitter.com/FtYEyDZWXD— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 28, 2020MORE: 5 NFL quarterbacks who could get benched in 2020 seasonBurrow’s deal is believed to include a $23.9 million signing bonus and he is the last of the top five picks from this year’s draft to agree a rookie contract with the franchise that selected them. Chase Young has signed with Washington, Jeff Okudah signed with the Lions, Andrew Thomas signed with the Giants and Tua Tagovailoa signed with the Dolphins.The #Bengals have agreed to terms with No. 1 overall pick QB Joe Burrow on his fully guaranteed, four-year, $36-million contract with a $23.9M signing bonus. Every top 5 pick is now under contract.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2020MORE: Here’s a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season
Cerro Gordo4264742997-35044151-1504 Hancock1071210773-6111338-626 Wright1269012749-5913329-539 COUNTYJuly 2018July 2017+/-April 2010+/- Mitchell1056910570-110776-207 Worth74537461-87591-138 For full information from the state, click on this link Franklin1012410159-3510680-556 A central Iowa county continues to be among the fastest growing counties in the nation, while 66 of the 99 counties have lost population since 2010.New 2018 information from the State Data Center shows Dallas County is the eighth fastest growing county in the nation. Dallas County grew by 36 percent since 2010, and its growth is part of the overall trend where the Des Moines metro area has grown by 15 percent. The fastest growing counties behind Dallas are Johnson at nearly 16 percent and Polk at 13 percent. More than half of the state’s population lives in one of ten counties — all of which are in a metropolitan area. The Iowa City and Ames metro areas were right behind the others in growth at 13-point-six percent; and nine-point-six percent.Clinton County has lost the most residents since 2010 at 25-hundred-99 people. Emmett County declined at the fastest rate, losing 10-point-two percent of its population, while Audubon County was right behind — losing 10 percent of its population. Adams County has the smallest population in the state at 36-hundred-45. That compares to the state’s largest county, Polk, which has a population of more than 487-thousand. Twenty-five counties have populations below ten-thousand.Looking at Cerro Gordo and the eight surrounding counties, the total estimated population dropped 627 people from 135,640 in July 2017 to 135,013 in July 2018. When compared to the 2010 Census, the area lost a total of 4890 people. All the counties in our listening area did not see a population increase according to the estimates. Cerro Gordo County lost 350 people down to 42,647. That’s down 1504 compared to the 2010 Census number of 44,151 Winnebago1051810588-7010874-356 Butler1453914582-4314869-330 Floyd1576115761016295-534 135,013135,640-627139,903-4890
Iowa Pork Producers are urging lawmakers to continue taxpayer support of facilities and programs designed to respond to an outbreak of African swine fever here. The association’s Drew Mogler testified at a public hearing in the governor’s office this week.“Iowa Pork is very appreciative of the communication and collaboration that’s existing between pork producers and our partners in state government as we continue to be vigilant and prepare in the unfortunate event that something like this would reach our border,” he said. African Swine Fever has killed swine herds in Asia and eastern Europe. It has wiped out about one-quarter of all the pigs in the world — but it has NOT reached the United States. Mogler says construction of the new, 75 million dollar Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Iowa State University is a priority for Pork Producers.“It cannot be overstated the critical role that the Vet Diagnostic Lab plays in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak in the not only in the state of Iowa, but really the Midwest and the entire country,” Mogler said.In addition, the Pork Producers are calling for an increase in state funding to help the Iowa Department of Agriculture prepare for an outbreak of disease among the state’s livestock herds. According to Mogler, one-out-of-12 jobs in the state are connected to pork production and he says 25 percent of the grain grown in Iowa is consumed by Iowa pigs. State officials estimate the entire livestock industry will generate about 13-and-a-half billion dollars in the Iowa economy this year.
JOICE — A pair from Waterloo were arrested on Monday in Worth County after allegedly stealing a car. Law enforcement says a vehicle along with two gas cans were stolen from a driveway in Joice. That vehicle was found at the co-op in Joice and another vehicle that was at the co-op was missing when officers arrived. That vehicle was spotted at the Diamond Jo Casino, with 27-year-old Nurija Huebner and 28-year-old Mariah Gibbons being arrested. Huebner was charged with one count of second-degree theft and one count of fifth-degree theft, while Gibbons was charged with conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.
In the weeks that followed, Loeffler urged her constituents to have faith in the Trump administration’s efforts to prepare the nation.“@realDonaldTrump & his administration are doing a great job working to keep Americans healthy & safe,” Loeffler tweeted Feb. 27.The Daily Beast first reported that Loeffler dropped the stock in late January. The senator is married to Jeffrey Sprecher, the chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, which owns the New York Stock Exchange.In a tweet early Friday morning, Loeffler said the report was a “ridiculous & baseless attack” and that she doesn’t make investment decisions for her portfolio.“Investment decisions are made by multiple third-party advisors without my or my husband’s knowledge or involvement,” she tweeted.She wrote that she was informed of the decisions three weeks after they were made. COPING WITH THE OUTBREAK:– Europeans sing health workers’ praises nightly from windows– AP PHOTOS: Virus clears out Tel Aviv’s beaches, outdoor gyms– In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., is asking for an ethics probe in response to criticism that he sold off as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid coronavirus fears.Senate records show that Burr and his wife sold between roughly $600,000 and $1.7 million in more than 30 separate transactions in late January and mid-February, just before the market began to fall and as government health officials began to issue stark warnings about the effects of the virus. Several of the stocks were in companies that own hotels.In a statement Friday morning, Burr said he had asked for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the matter, “understanding the assumption many could make in hindsight.”Burr said he relied “solely on public news reports,” specifically CNBC’s daily health and science reporting out of its Asia bureaus, to make the financial decisions.There is no indication that Burr had any inside information as he sold the stocks. The intelligence panel did not have any briefings on the pandemic the week when most of the stocks were sold, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person declined to be identified to discuss confidential committee activity.The stock sales were first reported by ProPublica and The Center for Responsive Politics. Most of them came on Feb. 13, just before Burr made a speech in Washington, D.C., in which he predicted severe consequences from the virus, including closed schools and cutbacks in company travel, according to audio obtained by National Public Radio and released Thursday.Burr told the small North Carolina State Society audience that the virus was “much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history” and “probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”Burr’s remarks were much more dire than remarks he had made publicly, and came as President Donald Trump was still downplaying the severity of the virus.In a tweet on Thursday, Burr said that Americans were already being warned about the effects of the virus when he made the speech to the North Carolina State Society.“The message I shared with my constituents is the one public health officials urged all of us to heed as coronavirus spread increased,” Burr wrote. “Be prepared.”The North Carolina senator was not the only lawmaker to sell off stocks just before the steep decline due to the global pandemic. Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a new senator who is up for re-election this year, sold off hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock in late January, as senators began to get briefings on the virus, also according to Senate records.
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY…* WHAT…Heat index values up to 110 expected.* WHERE…All of North Iowa and Southern Minnesota.* WHEN…From 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Saturday.* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, particularly those working or participating outdoor activities.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Pep Guardiola focused to break records, 28 games still unbeatenManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola says he wishes Manchester City could face Paul Pogba when the Premier League leaders bid to re-write the history books in their huge derby with Manchester United.Guardiola watched his side equal a Premier League record by winning their 13th straight match on Sunday when David Silva’s late volley snatched a 2-1 win for City over West Ham on Sunday. “Today I learned to attack a little bit differently, that is good news for me for the future.“We don’t normally play with two strikers and two wingers but we did so it is a lesson. We can play the same way.”– ‘Fergie time’ –City’s last four games have all ended in dramatic, late victories, drawing comparisons with successful Manchester United teams of old and their habit of scoring in so-called ‘Fergie time’ — named after then-manager Alex Ferguson.“I heard about the Fergie time,” said Guardiola. “I was not here in that period but of course you have to have that.“At the end what we show in the last games is we never give up. I think what happened, the opponent doesn’t want to play. ??? pic.twitter.com/P1nTpQyYcw— Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) December 2, 2017“They just want to defend, waiting for a moment. I understand. Don’t misunderstand me. I am not judging but it is difficult.“Hopefully in the future opponents can try to play and maybe it will be easier. Even in that situation we have to learn to attack that position.“That is why I’m happy because we were able to do it in the second half. If we can take something about the Fergie time, it is welcome, a pleasure.”West Ham actually took the lead on the stroke of half-time through defender Angelo Ogbonna, before Nicolas Otamendi equalised early in the second half and Silva sealed a 20th straight win for City in all competitions.“I really want the football to be attacking but we are playing against a team that we can hardly get the ball from so what are you going to do?” said West Ham manager David Moyes, who is still waiting for his first win in charge.“But I don’t think we will be in trouble. I think we have a good team, good players and today’s performance gave us hope it can be done.”Share on: WhatsApp They can break that record — set by Arsenal in 2001-02 and equalled by Chelsea last season — and deal their local rivals a huge title blow when they visit Old Trafford next weekend.Pogba fanned the derby flames in a weekend interview in which he quipped that he hoped City suffer injuries this season only to then rule himself out of Sunday’s game by being sent off for a stamp on Hector Bellerin in United’s 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday.“He said that?” said Guardiola when asked about Pogba’s comments.“Hopefully we have no injuries and I wish that Paul could play against us. I like to face a team with their best players possible to see who we are able to beat.“In the end I think it was just an expression. I’m pretty sure he didn’t want our players to get injuries.”City have now earned nine league points this season by scoring in the last eight minutes of games, a sign not only of their persistence but also of how defensively teams are playing against them.“I would prefer to win (games) earlier but the Premier League is the Premier League,” Guardiola said. “They (West Ham) didn’t want to play, they had 10 players inside the box, they take 20 seconds to the goalkeeper and that has happened the last few games.
Troubled Antonio ConteBrighton, United Kingdom | AFP | Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea’s problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday.Michy Batshuayi’s strike in the midweek FA Cup third-round replay win against Norwich City, a success achieved on penalties after a 1-1 draw, was the Blues’ first goal after three successive scoreless draws.Chelsea manager Conte insisted there were positives to take from the performance ahead of his side’s return to the battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League.The champions dropped to fourth place after last weekend’s round of fixtures and could slip to fifth if they lose at Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur beat Southampton the following day.However, the loss of Morata and Pedro, both of whom were booked for diving against Norwich and then dismissed after collecting second yellow cards, does nothing to help Conte revive his side’s goal threat.Spain striker Morata has struggled since his impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge and is without a goal in six games, while winger Pedro has scored four times in the league.“Our performance was positive against Norwich. Despite making many changes, we scored one goal and we created many chances to score the second goal. Instead we conceded with 10 seconds to go,” he said.“Now we have to play in two days against Brighton at 12.30. We have to try to recover very well.“I hope we don’t pay, also because my decision was clear: to try to go to the next round tonight and give a bit of rest to the other players.“For sure we have to face many problems, and also because Pedro and Morata are not able to play, but we want to try to get three points.”Conte instructs Morata in training– Not easy – Responsibility for leading the attack at Brighton is likely to fall on Eden Hazard, with Batshuayi providing a central striking option from the bench.Belgium playmaker Hazard admitted Chelsea were below their best in beating Norwich and he fears the combined impact of extra time and the two late red cards could take a toll.“With extra time and penalties it’s not easy, we got two red cards which is the bad thing, but at least we go through and we are ready for Brighton at the weekend,” he said.Brighton are in desperate need of a win after dropping to within two places and three points of the bottom three.Chris Hughton’s men have been guilty of failing to convert too many draws into wins at home and another slip could further undermine the progress they made in establishing themselves close to mid-table earlier in the season.After just one win in 12 league games, the manager admits the onus is on his side to improve their form at home.“I expect a very difficult game, I don’t think anybody would say any different. Irrespective of their situation at the moment it won’t be anything other than a difficult game,” Hughton said.“But these are the challenges you look forward to. We know we are more likely to get points at home than away, we have had some difficulties away from home, this is the next opportunity we have.“There is no-one in the changing room who wouldn’t want to play, it’s our next opportunity to pick up points.”Share on: WhatsApp
Alex Morgan scored the winning goal as the USA overcame the absence of Megan Rapinoe to beat England 2-1 in their women’s World Cup semi-finalLyon, France | AFP | She was determined to give the credit to other members of her team, but Alex Morgan stepped up on the big occasion with the winning goal against England to take the United States through to the final of another women’s World Cup on Tuesday.The holders were without Megan Rapinoe for the semi-final in Lyon, the scorer of all her team’s goals in the wins over Spain and France in the previous two rounds missing out with a hamstring injury.That meant Christen Press came in and duly scored the opener, and it meant Morgan wore the captain’s armband on her 30th birthday as she headed home Lindsey Horan’s cross in the 31st minute for the deciding goal in a 2-1 victory watched by more than 53,000.It was Morgan’s sixth goal of the World Cup, putting her level with Ellen White — who had earlier scored England’s equaliser — at the top of the scorers’ chart.However, it was a much-needed goal for the striker, who had not found the net since scoring five in the record-breaking 13-0 humiliation of Thailand with which the USA opened their defence of the trophy.“I wouldn’t say it was important but for me obviously it felt good to get on the scoresheet and to get the game-winning goal. We had the goals early and we had to hold on,” said Morgan, who is back in Lyon having had a spell with Europe’s leading club side in 2017.Morgan celebrated her goal by miming sipping a cup of tea, which some saw as an attempt at a wind-up towards the English.“‘Pino’ has so many celebrations and nobody asks her about them. I have only one and everyone wants to know,” Morgan said, referring to her fellow co-captain Rapinoe.“Obviously we have fun with celebrations and we had to keep it interesting.”– ‘Saved our asses’ – That goal was not the end of it, however, as the USA were grateful to the VAR for disallowing another White goal midway through the second half and to goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher for saving Steph Houghton’s 84th-minute penalty, awarded after another VAR review.“She saved our asses in that moment and we knew after that moment that the momentum was shifting and that we had to put in a huge amount of defensive work to close out the game,” said Morgan of Naeher.Press also earned praise for having a “tremendous game”, and Morgan can now look forward to appearing in a third straight World Cup final.“Yeah, it’s pretty incredible. Each tournament for me has given me something different and I’ve looked at it through a different lens,” she said.Morgan was 22 when she came off the bench to score in the 2011 final against Japan in Frankfurt, which her team ended up losing on penalties.In 2015 she was in the starting line-up for the 5-2 win over the Japanese in which skipper Carli Lloyd netted a hat-trick.“Obviously I have a greater role being a captain on this team and leading this team in a different way so for me it’s just so great,” she added.“I just saw all my teammates being so emotional after the game. We have put so much into this journey together and now we have one more game to close it out.”Share on: WhatsApp