A 56-hour curfew was in effect this weekend “due to the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 in 29 communities on the Navajo Nation,” Jonathan Nez, the Navajo president, said in a statement released on Sunday.That spread is “largely due to travel off the Navajo Nation and family gatherings,” the statement said. – Advertisement – The Navajo Nation, under a weekend lockdown, is averaging more than 100 new daily cases for the first time since early June.The nation, which stretches across much of northeastern Arizona and into parts of Utah and New Mexico, reported 124 new coronavirus cases and two new deaths on Saturday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In Apache County, whose population is about three-quarters Native American, turnout increased by 27 percent since the 2016 election, with over 98 percent of votes reported on Sunday evening. The nation has recorded 12,571 total cases and 593 deaths from the virus, according to the Navajo Department of Health. In addition to the strict weekend lockdown, a weekday curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.- Advertisement – “The numbers are not looking good for us here on the Navajo Nation and across the country,” Mr. Nez said in the statement.The curfews come after extensive restrictions this summer, when roads were closed to outside visitors, and restaurants — including even some fast food drive-throughs — were shut down.Despite the spike — cases began increasing at the end of September — voter turnout increased significantly this year compared with 2016 in the Arizona counties that overlap the Navajo and Hopi tribal lands.
Comments Published on March 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Maddy: firstname.lastname@example.org One minute to go. The crowd outside Chuck’s tries to peer into the window at the screen at the front of the bar. Faegan’s is filled with fans wearing orange, drinks in hand, eyes glued to multiple screens. At Varsity, both Syracuse locals and students take over every table. The final seconds count down. In Varsity, no one jumps up, no one screams. People begin to leave before the end of the game. The Syracuse Orange lose to the Ohio State Buckeyes 77-70. By 9:45 p.m., Marshall Street returned to its normal late night routine, but with an atmosphere of disappointment. After watching Saturday night’s loss to OSU, Syracuse fans were outraged, upset and disappointed. Some wished sophomore Fab Melo had played in the game, but said it was the foul trouble and minimal leadership that many attributed to the loss. There was an increased presence of Syracuse Police Department officers on Marshall Street due to the large crowds and an increased risk of vandalism, said SPD Sgt. Tom Connellan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text There would be an even higher presence of officers if the Orange made it to the Final Four, Connellan said. ‘I’m truly heartbroken by the outcome of the game,’ said Syracuse University alumnus Eric Loia. Without seniors Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine, Loia said he thinks the team may match this year’s result in the NCAA Tournament next year, but won’t go any further. Darius Smith, a junior public affairs major, said he knew the game was over when sophomore Dion Waiters fouled out. ‘With Dion just being out for most of the game, that really hurt us because you could tell that his presence made a big difference,’ he said. ‘As soon as he fouled out, I knew it was done. The moment was gone.’ Erin Devine, a senior communications design major, said ‘disappointing’ was the word of the evening. ‘Very disappointing. The defense was a complete disappointment also. The entire thing was a disappointment,’ she said. The team’s inability to protect a rebound and lack of defense was upsetting for Devine, who knew it was over when OSU was up 73-64. At the end of the game, Devine said there was one OSU fan inside Chuck’s that was later chased out of the bar by fans and bouncers. Fans yelled obscenities as he left the building, she said. Rob McCabe, a student at the University of Rochester, watched the game with his cousin and said he was frustrated with the result. ‘We’re Syracuse. They can win with anyone but they can lose to anyone,’ he said. ‘This should have been our year.’ email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
Though not ideal, the timing of Young’s suspension could not have been more perfect for Ohio State. The Terrapins and Scarlet Knights have thus far combined for a 5-14 record this season, including a 1-12 mark in Big Ten play. While his absence from those games certainly did not — and will not — affect the outcome of those games, it likely ruins any chance he had at the Heisman Trophy.Regardless, Young will resume play just in time for the Buckeyes’ toughest remaining games this season: Against No. 9 Penn State, No. 14 Michigan and one of No. 7 Minnesota or No. 15 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game.“I also want to commend Chase Young and let him know how proud we are of him. He took responsibility for his actions, cooperated throughout the process and understood and accepted that there would be consequences. He’s a team captain and a leader and most importantly, a Buckeye,” Smith said. “He wanted nothing more than an opportunity to play again and we’re pleased that he’ll get that chance.” “I want to thank and express my sincere gratitude to university staff members who worked so diligently and expertly to learn and understand the facts, and then to report these facts to the NCAA as part of our request to have Chase reinstated,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in a statement. “This is the example of the culture of compliance we have at Ohio State.”MORE: Explaining rules that led to Chase Young suspensionYoung on Friday was suspended from Ohio State’s game against Maryland, prompting fears he would be ineligible for the rest of the season. He later said he “made a mistake” of accepting a loan from a family friend to fly his girlfriend out to the Buckeyes’ 2019 Rose Bowl Game against Washington. Chase Young’s suspension will amount only to two games, Ohio State announced on Wednesday.The star defensive end, who has 15 1/2 tackles for loss and 13 1/2 sacks this season, will conclude his suspension after the Buckeyes’ game vs. Rutgers.