MHSAA’s Mark Uyl looking forward to high school sports with no masks

There’s finally good news in the COVID-19 pandemic with vaccines on the scene and the numbers of positive cases going down, opening the door for high school athletes to compete without wearing masks outdoors for the first time.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration announced Friday it will lift mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals indoors through a new epidemic order while residents who are outdoors no longer need to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status.

The text of the order was not publicly released Friday morning, but Whitmer called the announcement a “huge step” on the state’s path to normalcy

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UNC Basketball: Examining Day’Ron Sharpe’s NBA Draft stock

The NBA Draft is now just two months away, and things couldn’t look more curious when it comes to former Tar Heel Day’Ron Sharpe. Thankfully unlike last season, the NBA will be able to host the NBA Draft Combine, which will take place June 21-27. The combine will likely make or break Sharpe becoming a first-round prospect, as some NBA Draft boards are starting to lose faith when it comes to his draft stock.

Here is where he currently stands with some of the available draft boards:

Bleacher Report: 34th pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder

NBADraft.Net: 42nd

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Swimming pool construction surged by 62% in Baton Rouge during pandemic; demand still high | Business

Last October, Jenny and Lucas Firmin decided to build a pool in their backyard. The Magnolia Woods residents felt their three children were old enough to swim safely, and the pandemic’s stay-at-home orders motivated them to create a fun outdoor space for their family.

They weren’t alone in this pursuit. In 2020, the City of Baton Rouge  issued pool permits to 281 homeowners — a 62% increase from 2019, when the city issued 173 permits.  

“As far as building pools, the numbers have been the highest ever,” said Jenny Firmin, who also co-owns a pool construction company, Lucas Firmin Pools.

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A Grip on Sports: The latest in a series of M’s saviors arrives Thursday in Seattle

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The future is … Thursday? That’s when, according to multiple reports, Jarred Kelenic will join the Seattle Mariners. He’ll carry not only his valise into the clubhouse but more expectations than any M’s rookie outfielder since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989. In other words, no pressure young man. Just lead the franchise into the World Series.


• Everyone and their grandmother knew the truth. Jarred Kelenic didn’t really need more minor league experience. Seattle was waiting for the extra year of club control – the time the team had before Kelenic can

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Health And Fitness Winners Of The Pandemic

With an unmatched user expertise, incredible apps, and doubtlessly lifesaving health and fitness options, the Apple Watch Series 6 is the most effective smartwatch you should buy. Fitbit Sleep MetricsSmartwatches are also able to tracking sleep, but they are typically bulkier and have shorter battery lives than fitness trackers, which makes them less sensible for wearing in a single day. The Apple Watch finally received an official sleep-tracking function as a part of watchOS 7, nevertheless it’s fairly primary. And the Apple Watch Series 6’s 18-hour battery life means you may need to cost it at night rather than wear … Read More

Lqd Business Finance

Financial analysts acquire, monitor, and analyze operational information in order to recommend actions that enhance productiveness, scale back costs, and enhance total monetary efficiency. A new research project coauthored by Gies College of Business college Unnati Narang and Aric Rindfleisch proposes and empirically checks a novel method for creating engagement in on-line learning platforms. Global ‘free-riders’ are the largest hurdle to combating local weather change, says Gies Professor Don Fullerton. He urges Illinois business leaders to begin to adapt now to its inevitable impact on the state. Gies Business faculty – backed by decades of experience of their subject – … Read More