County Launches Website For Promoting Local Businesses As Pandemic Continues

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) A small business owner places an open sign in his window. Photo: USAFJAMESTOWN – Chautauqua County business officials announced Thursday that they’ve launched a new website geared towards promoting local restaurants and retail businesses who are still providing services amid the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation say a list of restaurants operating can be found on CHQbuylocal.com. They say businesses are managing takeout and deliver services, and are also trying different modes of operation.The website will initially contain a full list of restaurants that are offering takeout or delivery food services as well as links to their websites and/or social media pages. Restaurant owners can also utilize a fillable form on the site to ensure their business is included.“As long as you remain in good health, maintain social distancing, good hygiene, and common sense, there’s still a lot of things to do and essential services available in Chautauqua County,” said County Executive Paul Wendel Jr. “Please support our local restaurants and small businesses and order some take out or buy a gift card.” Officials urge caution in all transactions. Some businesses are taking orders and payments by phone with credit card payment. They also urge people to always call ahead to place takeout orders and tip generously. This situation is changing daily and some food service providers may have to make rapid changes in their plans.“We encourage the public to continue to support local businesses by safely patronizing their establishments,” said Todd Tranum, CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. “In addition to directly buying services and products the public should make an effort to buy gift cards. Every purchase makes a difference for these small businesses. Please keep promoting our local establishments on your social media pages. Shop safe! Shop small! Shop local!”last_img read more

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Van Avermaet wins ‘funny’ virtual Tour of Flanders from his attic

first_img“It was a funny feeling, you suffered without having the feeling of being in the races,” Avermaet, who was born in the region, said.”My girl, who couldn’t understand why her dad was busy racing at home, was very happy for me,” he added. Australian Michael Matthews failed to finish while seventh-placed Tim Wellens raced from his balcony in Monaco.”The effect of the wind was also replicated, the effort was much more difficult for the rider in front than those behind,” Lotto Soudal’s Wellens said after racing from his home on the Mediterranean coast. “I had without doubt a better view than Olivier Naesen who was pedaling in his basement in Belgium,” Wellens added.Earlier in the day race organizers said they could re-schedule the race itself for later in the cycling calendar.”The goal is to still organize ‘De Ronde’ later this year. Everyone has agreed on that. But for now, it’s just hypothetical discussions because we don’t know when the crisis will end,” organizer Tomas Van Den Spiegel told Flemish television channel VRT.Virtual champion Van Avermaet said he hoped it would take place which would give him a shot at going one better than his two second-placed finishes in 2014 and 2017.”I hope the real Tour of Flanders can take place in the autumn and I can really win it,” he said.The race was viewed more than 21,000 on YouTube and it was also shown on Belgian TV.This year’s week-long Tour of Switzerland, originally set for early June, has discussed the idea of holding an online version of its race also. Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet said on Sunday winning the virtual edition of the Tour of Flanders, held instead of the real race due to the coronavirus pandemic, was “funny”.Avermaet, 35, was joined by 12 other cyclists in racing the final 32km of ‘De Ronde’, one of cycling’s five one-day ‘monuments’, which was broadcast online after being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Avermaet’s daughter was seen on screen with her father in their attic room as Team CCC’s Belgian finished 20 seconds ahead of compatriot Oliver Naesen and Ireland’s Nicolas Roche.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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“Very proud of my players”- Minor Manager Liam Cahill as his tenure ends

first_imgA point from James Morris two minutes into injury time left just a point between the sides but Cork made sure of things with points from Brian Turnbull and Daire Connery to secure a 2-22 to 2-19 victory.Speaking to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson and other local sports journalists afterwards Liam Cahill said his players had given their all Tipperary Minor hurling manager Liam Cahill has paid warm tribute to his charges as he bows out of the job with his four year tenure coming to an end.He was speaking after his side narrowly missed out on a place in a Munster final after another thrilling encounter with Cork in their semi final replay last night.Over 8000 people packed into Páirc Uí Rinn to watch Liam Cahill’s side come from 11 points down in the second half with goals from Kevin McCarthy and Cathal Bourke to push the Rebels all the way.last_img read more

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COVID-19 Relief Fund: $300,000 to national teams justified – GFA ExCo member

first_imgChief Executive of King Faisal and Ghana Football Association Executive Council member, George Amoako says the FA’s allocation of  $300,000 from the FIFA COVID-19 relief fund to the various national teams is justified.In the breakdown of the fund, the national men senior team were given $17,000, the national men Team B were allocated $15,000, national men U-23 team got $12,000, the U-20 men team, $32,000, the men U-17 team, $33,000, national boys U-15 team got $33,000.Also, the Black Queens would be given $60,000, the national women U-20 team, $40,000, national girls’ U-17 team, $40,000, $40,000 also to the national girls U-15 team and $10,000 to the Ghana beach soccer team.According to George Amoako, the government of Ghana does not absorb all costs when it comes to the various national teams and the allocated money from the fund is to cater for the excess cost.In an interview on Happy FM, the ExCo member said the FA mostly funds the camping and preparations of the various teams before the government also supports when the tournaments are underway.“On record, the government doesn’t bear all the cost of the national teams, the GFA also has a portion it takes especially with the junior national teams”, he told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM.“Apart from the Black Stars which is dominantly financed by the government, the other national teams do camp for a while which the GFA has to finance because we cannot always rely on government.’“For the national teams, the government mostly takes care of the feeding and the FA does the rest”.last_img read more

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