New Jersey governor bans fans for Giants, Jets games

first_imgNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has decided not to grant an exception to a public safety executive order to the New York Giants and New York Jets, forcing both teams to play home games without fans in attendance. The pre-existing order limits large, outdoor public gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.  The teams — which both call MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. home — issued a joint statement confirming the news on Monday. MORE: NFL training camp dates, COVID-19 protocols”We support Governor Murphy’s decision in the interest of public health and safety,” the statement said. “Although we would prefer to have fans at MetLife Stadium for our games, we will continue to work with Governor Murphy’s office and will provide updates if necessary.”The teams also announced that their training camps will be closed to the public as a cautionary measure. “We urge our fans to continue to take the necessary precautions recommended by health officials to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at MetLife Stadium as soon as possible,” the statement said.  The Giants’ and Jets’ situation stands in contrast to teams like the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars who have announced plans to fill their stadiums to 20 or 25 percent capacity with other safety protocols in place. MetLife Stadium opened in 2010 and has a seating capacity of 82,500. The New York-New Jersey area was among the hardest hit by COVID-19 in the early stages of the U.S. outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control has reported nearly 220,000 confirmed cases in the New York City area.last_img read more

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NEW WASTE REGULATIONS SET TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgThis summer sees the introduction of the ‘Brown Bin’ for household food waste to the Letterkenny area. The new ‘Household Food and Bio-Waste Regulations’, will come into effect for Letterkenny from 1st July 2014.This regulation will require all householders in the Letterkenny area to separate their food waste and make it available for conversion into compost. Typically this requires householders to place both cooked and uncooked food waste into a ‘Brown Bin’, provided by your waste collector.These regulations apply to Letterkenny in 2014 with the service also becoming available to those in smaller urban centres over the next two years.“The purpose of the Regulation is to divert food waste, which is biodegradable, away from landfill to facilities which are authorized to treat it and turn it into a high quality compost”, according to Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council.For the householder, this means that they must separate their food waste and ensure that it is not placed in the ‘black’ bin or disposal bin. A ‘Brown’ bin, for food waste, will be offered to all householders in Letterkenny by their local waste collectors over the next two months, but if for any reason, they are not contacted, it is important that these individuals contact their waste collector themselves to find out what arrangements are in place for their area.Households can continue to home compost fruit and vegetable peelings in the garden but this method will not suitable for food waste such as dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, bones, leftover plate scrapings etc.Food waste that can be placed into the “Brown Bin” will include,• Meat, poultry, and fish, including bones• Leftover food from plates and dishes• Fruit and vegetables• Tea bags, coffee grinds & paper filters• Bread, cakes & biscuits• Rice, pasta & cereals• Dairy products, cheese, butter & yogurts• Soups & sauces• Eggs, egg shells, & cardboard egg boxes• Food soiled napkins, paper towels• Newspaper (when used for wrapping food waste)• Out of date food with packaging removed (no glass / plastic).Dearn McClintock, Waste Regulations Officer with Donegal County Council said, “Under these regulations, those who place their food waste in the residual ‘black’ bin or use a macerator or other shredding device to dispose of food waste, will be deemed to be in non-compliance with the legislation and may result in court proceedings which could lead to a maximum fine of €4000 upon conviction. Donegal County Council is the enforcement body for this legislation and will be active in making sure that householders in the designated areas comply with the legislation.Anyone with queries on the introduction of the service should contact either their own waste collector or Donegal County Council’s Environment Section on 074 91 53900.More information can also be found on www.donegalcoco.ie or www.brownbin.ieNEW WASTE REGULATIONS SET TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilImplementedletterkennynewsNoticesWaste regulationslast_img read more

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