first_imgDutch design and engineering company GustoMSC has introduced its latest lifting and wireline operations smart crane named Chela.GustoMSC said on Tuesday that the Chela crane, named after the Greek word for crab’s claw, was an evolution from its smart crane design introduced in 2016.The crane, with its crablike motion characteristics, can reach below the cantilever as well as elevate towards the main deck, providing crane access to an area usually blocked by the cantilever when drilling.The company added that three key elements which enhance the overall efficiency of the drilling jack-up were used in the development of the crane.Namely, the crane provides a large lifting envelope and wireline operation capabilities below the cantilever, easing material handling to the platform, and increasing safety for lifting over live wells by applying high safety standards.“Besides the reduced human involvement on the drill floor, Chela features a fully redundant main hoisting system, a key technical feature needed when working over live wells. As a consequence, no single failure, including the failure of a hoisting rope, will lead to a high-risk situation. Additionally, the new design will keep the load steady after rope failure.” GustoMSC said.Also, the Dutch firm added, a snag load absorption system prevents excessive loads on the lifting ropes and structural parts of the crane.Chela, GustoMSC claims, enables several activities to take place at the same time on a wellhead platform. The design allows for preparatory work on one well while drilling is done on another well.According to GustoMSC, this feature results in significant savings in rig days for development drilling or plug and abandonment operations that can amount to around 10 percent.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Steve Smith and David Warner will not be part of the Australian cricket team for the upcoming four-Test series against India starting on December 6 in Adelaide. The duo has been banned for a year due to the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town and cannot play international or domestic cricket until the end of March 2019. However, that has not prevented Smith and Warner from helping the Australian cricket team prepare for the Test series. They are both playing an active part in helping Australia’s bowlers in keeping India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli quiet for the four-Tests.  In the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Warner faced Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in a tough nets session as they geared up for the Tests.Read More | India are learning quickly from mistakes in Australia tour: ManinderKohli sounded out a warning to Australia ahead of the Tests after he blasted 61* to help India level the three-match Twenty20 International series with a six-wicket in Sydney. In the 2014/15 series, the dashing right hander was in fine form, smashing four centuries and amassing 692 runs at an average of 86. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc said it was great to have their services.Read More |Sourav Ganguly to Mithali Raj: ‘Welcome to the group’“There’s talking to bowling coaches then there’s talking to the guys you’re bowling to. That’s a great opportunity to have him face us.  It’ll be great to bowl to him (Smith) in the nets. He’s one of the best in the world, to even get his thoughts on how we’re tracking will always be good for us,” Starc said.According to the Australian Newspaper, Smith was invited to the Australian dressing room ahead of the Sydney Twenty20 International. Both Smith and Warner have been training with their New South Wales team while playing club cricket as they work to maintain form and fitness.Australia to miss Smith’s servicesSmith was the key factor in the last series played between these two sides in 2014/15. The right-hander smashed 769 runs at an average of 128 to help Australia win the series 2-0.Last week, Cricket Australia decided against reducing the punishment given to Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft, meaning the disgraced trio will serve the full term of their bans. While Bancroft can return to competitive cricket in January, Smith and Warner will be aiming to return for the ODIs against Pakistan beginning in March-April 2019. Both batsmen will be aiming to be part of the Australian cricket team for the 2019 World Cup. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total Coach Brian Flores said he supported both players in their decisions.Wilson made four starts and had 43 receptions for 351 yards and one touchdown last season.___Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter said he’ll push for daily testing for the COVID-19 virus during training camp while the NFL ramps up for the season.Tretter said Wednesday on a Zoom call that he’s been satisfied with the protocols agreed to by the league and players’ union. Tretter said those guidelines will need to continue to evolve and change as more is learned about the virus. The AAC also announced it could move the date of its football championship game, scheduled for Dec. 5 at the home stadium of the top-seeded team, back to Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 if needed, due to COVID-19 disruptions.The conference championship game could also be moved to accommodate Navy’s annual game with Army, scheduled for Dec. 12. The conference said it hoped to make a determination on the date of the championship game no earlier than Nov. 1.The AAC has lost at least eight games against Power Five conference opponents that have altered schedules to play all or mostly within their league. More cancellations could come. The conference is allowing its members to find replacement games if possible. Conference play begins Sept. 19 as previously planned.___The South Carolina High School League has pushed back its start date for football practices and games. “We’ve talked about other schools, we’ve used those examples to educate,” athletic director Vince Tyra said in virtual news conference. “And unfortunately, we fell into the same trap here this past weekend.”Tyra also said the code of conduct within the teams, department and school are being stressed, and repeat violators could face disciplinary options up to dismissal.Suspension of activities began Monday. Team members who have not tested positive or been identified through contract tracing may be permitted to return to on-campus workouts on Aug. 10.___The Atlanta Falcons have activated linebacker Foye Oluokun, quarterback Danny Etling and rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins from the team’s COVID-19 reserve list. August 5, 2020 Associated Press Joyce said he had mild symptoms for six days, and he was frustrated that it took him a month to test negative for the virus. Eighteen of his teammates are now infected following a recent outbreak that halted the Marlins’ season for a week.“Hopefully they have a much better experience than I did with the testing results,” Joyce said.___Eastern Kentucky kicker Landon White has quit the football team in a social media post that accuses the FCS program of being lax in coronavirus testing and following protocols.White says on Instagram that the team’s last test was July 6 and that symptomatic players were still in the building and around other teammates. The junior adds that meeting rooms have had “100+ players and staff crammed into it with zero space and no social distancing rules in sight.” Players are currently being tested each day, but that was supposed to change in two weeks to every other day if teams stayed below a certain percentage of positive cases. Tretter believes daily testing is necessary to avoid the “lag time” that has led to problems in Major League Baseball.Tretter has chosen to play this season while knowing he’s putting himself and his pregnant wife at risk. He’s currently staying in a hotel and not at home to minimize any chance of getting sick.___Louisville has paused workouts for men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball after 29 members of those programs tested positive for COVID-19.The school said in a statement the positive tests and exposure were primarily traced to an off-campus party. Teammates and student-athletes from other sports were potentially exposed to the virus and remain quarantined due to contact tracing, the statement said. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound White also says first-year Colonels coach Walt Wells knows and “does nothing,” adding that he only cares about EKU earning a big payout from West Virginia for playing in Morgantown on Sept. 12.Athletic director Matt Roan said in a statement the department is aware of White’s post. He says “egregiously or willfully ignoring safety guidelines” by staff or students will not be tolerated. Moan also says weekly testing will be done consistent with re-socialization requirements and anyone reporting symptoms will be tested, monitored and quarantined if necessary.___The Detroit Lions have activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list.The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. The Lions put Golladay on it last week. The governing body decided to delay workouts until Sept. 8, three weeks later than the previously planned start of Aug. 17.A seven-game schedule will start Sept. 25, according to the latest plan. The playoffs will conclude in December. Those teams that don’t make the playoffs will have the option of scheduling an extra game, as long as it happens before Nov. 20. High school stadiums will be limited to no more than 250 people in the stands with social distancing measures in place. Fans will also be required to wear a mask or face covering.___Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Joyce, who missed all of summer camp with the coronavirus, says his antibodies tests have come back negative and he continues to observe protocols for COVID-19.“I’m like: ‘OK, I already had it. Do I really have to wear the mask all the time?’” Joyce said. “But I still want to be mindful and careful, because there’s still so much unknown.” Golladay was Detroit’s leading receiver last season with 65 catches for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns.___Albert Wilson became the second Miami Dolphins player — and their second receiver — to opt out of playing this year because of the coronavirus.Wilson announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter. Allen Hurns made a similar announcement Tuesday.“It was a very tough choice,” Wilson wrote, “but since the day I started playing the game it’s always been Faith Family Football. Because of this crazy time I choose to put my family in the best situation I see fit.” More AP sports: and Gossett qualifies for the high-risk opt-out agreed to by the NFLPA and will receive a $350,000 stipend for not playing. He was due to make $675,00 this season.He is the second Browns guard to opt out, following Drew Forbes. The team also will be without offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck and defensive tackle Andrew Billings.The Browns promoted Gossett from the practice squad late last season. His loss will hurt Cleveland’s depth and likely force general manager Andrew Berry to look for free agents.The deadline for players opting out is Thursday at 4 p.m.___ They were among six players placed on the list in the early days of training camp.Defensive tackle Tyeler Davison, fullback Keith Smith and safety Jamal Carter have yet to be cleared to rejoin the team.Oluokun is expected to take over a full-time starting role this season, while Etling is in the mix to serve as the team’s third quarterback. Hawkins is a fourth-round pick out of California.___Cleveland Browns guard Colby Gossett has opted out of the 2020 season, becoming the fourth player on the team — and third offensive lineman — to decide not play because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgKris Joseph wouldn’t let Scott Wood get off another potential dagger of a 3-pointer. Wood was open once again from the right side, free to try to add to his 18 points — all of which came on 3s — to give North Carolina State the lead with fewer than two minutes left against Syracuse. Joseph snuffed it out, leapt and rejected Wood’s attempt. He preserved SU’s two-point lead in yet another tight game. ‘Oh my God,’ SU guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘So big. I knew Kris was going to get one because we were just so close to blocking him every time.’ Late in the game for Syracuse, it was all about preservation. Preservation that came with shutting down Wood, the Wolfpack’s top scorer. The Orange (8-0) did just that, adjusting defensively and surviving against the Wolfpack (4-3) 65-59 in front of 22,334 inside the Carrier Dome Saturday. N.C. State only scored a single point in the last 7:22 of the game, and only three in the last 9:47, as SU shut down anything and everything the Wolfpack tried. The Orange struggled offensively during the same time period, but its defense did enough to help chip away at the Wolfpack’s lead and slowly built up a lead of its own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Our defense has hung in there, kept us in,’ said SU head coach Jim Boeheim. ‘We’d have two or three losses if we were playing just average or pretty good defense.’ In the first half, though, that Orange defense allowed the Wolfpack to quickly climb back from a 31-18 deficit. Wood’s two consecutive 3-pointers trimmed the deficit to seven in just 46 seconds. Both came as Wood had plenty of space to get the shot off, which drew Boeheim’s ire. ‘We left Wood open twice,’ he said. ‘You just can’t leave him open. He’s too good of a shooter.’ Still, Syracuse went into the locker room at halftime with momentum, as Jardine nailed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give the Orange a 38-34 lead. But the sluggish play carried over to the second half, as N.C. State opened up the period with an 8-0 run to take a 42-38 lead. Each time the Orange attempted to make a run back, the Wolfpack responded. C.J. Fair knocked down a free throw, but Wood answered with a 3. Rick Jackson threw down a monstrous dunk, but Javier Gonzalez answered with a jumper from the left baseline to get back to a six-point lead at 53-47. Syracuse wasn’t able to sustain a run until, down five, it ramped up the defensive intensity. Boeheim instituted a full-court press that forced two consecutive turnovers. Then SU forced a shot-clock violation. A Jackson bucket that followed gave SU the lead at 57-56. ‘We limited our turnovers and forced them into a couple more,’ Joseph said. ‘That was the key for us. … We forced them into some turnovers and some tough shots. Down the stretch, our defensive presence was what helped us win the game.’ That defensive presence started with a change on Wood. Joseph said the Orange was, in essence, playing a 3-2 zone instead of a 2-3, shading up to force Wood into contested shots. And it worked. Wood started 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He finished the game 2-of-9. And he missed four 3-pointers in the final five minutes, which would have either tied the game or given N.C. State the lead. ‘We had to locate that shooter,’ Jardine said. ‘Wood. He was making every shot. Every shot he took, I thought it was good. We located him. We made it tough for him. He got some looks, but the reason he missed is because we made it tough on him.’ While the Orange played stingy defense — at one point not allowing a Wolfpack shot on four consecutive possessions — its offense added points little by little to finally get the lead and then build it slowly. And with 24 seconds left, Wood missed another 3-pointer. This time, Joseph was there to grab the rebound and get the ball to Brandon Triche. Wood fouled Triche immediately, and SU’s guard sank 1-of-2 free throws to finally give his team a comfortable four-point lead with 17 seconds left. Comfortable because SU’s defense hadn’t given up four points in nearly 10 minutes. ‘We made some great defensive stops,’ Boeheim said. ‘Our defense has been good down the stretch in those situations.’ Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 5, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_imgWhile the punishments inflicted on Syracuse are not all clear-cut, one of the murkier provisions is the five-year probation that will stretch from Friday to March 5, 2020.In short, Syracuse will have to regularly report to the NCAA during the five-year probation period to ensure that the university is following NCAA rules. There are specific facets of probation that are detailed in the NCAA’s full report and they paraphrased, from pages 67–69 in the report, below.1. Educating coaches, staffDuring the five-year probation period, Syracuse has to “develop and implement a comprehensive educational program” that will teach coaches, faculty athletic representatives, all athletic department personnel and all university staff responsible for the certification of student-athletes, the finer points of the NCAA’s eligibility rules for admission, financial aid, practices and games.The NCAA is requiring Syracuse to submit a preliminary report to the NCAA Office of the Committees on Infractions by May 1, 2015, to detail how the university plans to implement this educational program in relation to the released violations. Furthermore, Syracuse is required to submit compliance reports that detail the progress of this education program to the committee by Nov. 1 in each year of the probation period.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs for what these compliance reports should contain, the NCAA specified: “Particular emphasis should be placed on policies and procedures relating to student-athlete academic support and student-athletes’ interactions with community organizations. Additional emphasis should be placed on the institution’s monitoring efforts. The reports must also include documentation of the institution’s compliance with the penalties adopted and prescribed by the committee.”2. Educating student-athletesThe NCAA is also requiring SU to explain to prospective athletes that the university will be on probation for five years. The report details that information regarding the NCAA violations and punishments needs to be sent to a student-athlete prior to an official paid visit to campus, and before a student-athlete signs a letter of intent to attend Syracuse.3. Publicizing infractionsMoving forward, probation requires Syracuse to release a statement that details the violations and the programs affected within the athletic department. It also requires SU to have a direct link to the public infractions decision released by the NCAA to appear on the athletic department’s website, which is also requires Syracuse to include all of this information in its media guides and alumni publications. The NCAA states in the report that the university’s statements should include clear descriptions of the infractions, the length of the probationary period connected to the infractions and give the public a general a “clear indication” of what happened in the case “to allow the public to make informed, knowledgeable opinions.” The NCAA reiterates that that last clause is especially important for prospective student-athletes and their families.4. In five years… When the probationary period is over, Syracuse’s chancellor — whether that be Kent Syverud or anyone else — needs to send a letter to the NCAA that the institution’s current athletic “policies and practices conform to all requirements of NCAA regulations.”5. Violation of probationThe NCAA closes the section of probation by advising Syracuse to closely follow all of the requirements of the five-year probationary period. It says that it will closely follow the university during this time, and that violations of probation — or any additional violations — could result in the extension of the probationary period or additional, “more severe penalties.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

first_imgLane Kiffin entered the Varsity Lounge of Heritage Hall on Wednesday bleary-eyed and with a blank expression.Clearly, this was a man who was running on little sleep.But after a tiring homestretch to national signing day, Kiffin can take solace in the famous line from Glengarry Glen Ross — “coffee is for closers.”The class of incoming freshmen that signed with USC on Wednesday affirmed Kiffin’s position as a relentless force on the recruiting trail. Moreover, it helped legitimize a coach who has been under fire since taking over his new post. “We didn’t want to reach and lower our standards,” Kiffin said. “Very often, you’ll see coaches reach in their first year just to make an impression and sign a certain number of kids.”The exact rankings are unimportant — it’s a fool’s errand to attempt to quantify how good high school seniors will be before they play at the collegiate level. But by keeping together what had been Pete Carroll’s class and adding his own touch, Kiffin quelled talk of a USC downfall.Under Carroll, top-ranked recruiting classes became a foregone conclusion. But several top prospects eschewed the Trojans last year, prompting discussions of whether USC had slipped from its perch atop the conference.With the Pac-10 competition entering an arms race, Kiffin needed palpable results as payoff for all those long nights spent working the phones. The day looked dicey when UCLA went on an early afternoon stretch in which several highly touted prospects chose the Bruins on national television, including two who were considering USC.“It was pretty easy [to watch] because I kept thinking about that left tackle that might be coming here later in the day,” Kiffin said.That left tackle is Seantrel Henderson, ranked by some services as the best player in the nation. The 6-foot-8, 335-pound Minnesota native’s verbal commitment adds value and much-needed depth to the Trojans’ roster, but he also shows that USC won’t be beat easily for top players as long as Kiffin is around.In addition to having geography and timing working against the new USC coaching staff, the members had to convince Henderson that all is well in Troy. While other coaches had in-depth relationships with Henderson, Kiffin had to cobble together what he could in three weeks.Yet, there Henderson stood on national television, wearing a comically mismatched white No. 10 USC jersey.When USC hired Kiffin, there were minimal concerns about recruiting. But what the 34-year-old was able to accomplish in less than a month was nothing short of astonishing.“You have to put him up there among the top five — maybe top three — head coaches in terms of recruiting,” ESPN analyst Todd McShay said Wednesday on ESPNU.Kiffin’s first class wasn’t without fault, however. There were more than a couple of sought-after players that turned down the Trojans for another school. And with only a handful of linemen and linebackers, the assortment of players looks more like a flag football team than a group you’d put in pads.But Kiffin admitted the shortcoming and chalked it up to the coaching transition.“The offensive and defensive linemen have more of a bond with their position coach or the school that they’re going to, so it’s hard to come in late and turn those guys,” Kiffin said.Despite whatever shortcomings it may have had, Kiffin’s inaugural recruiting effort will be remembered for how he restored faith in the program to recruits who might have looked elsewhere.“[The recruits] had a sense that things were the same on a lot of fronts here,” Kiffin said. “It’s why I think you saw this class really stay together.”The next task for Kiffin is showing that he can progress all of the four- and five-star players he hoarded. Carroll came under fire for player development, but Kiffin could make his mark early if he thrives in this area.But for now, he deserves praise for the job he did in securing his first class.And maybe he should get that coffee percolating because those class of 2011 players won’t recruit themselves.“Tackling Dummy” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Michael at read more

first_imgFor the majority of the student body, Saturday night’s game against Hawaii will be the first time University of Wisconsin students experience a night game.Here are five memorable night games in Wisconsin football history to refresh your memory:1. Oct. 17, 2010: Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 16No. 18 Wisconsin took control of the game from the very start, as David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and put quarterback Terrelle Pryor and the No. 1 Ohio State in a hole before they could even blink. The Buckeyes never recovered, as UW was able to pull away with a victory behind running back John Clay’s 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns.But what made this game most memorable was the scene afterwards when the entire student section stormed the field following the upset with the lights of Camp Randall shining down on them.2. Oct. 2, 2011: Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 17It was a game of firsts. Not only was it quarterback Russell Wilson’s first true test of his lone season as a Badger, but it was also No. 8 Nebraska’s first Big Ten game since joining the conference.No. 7 Wisconsin did not give the Cornhuskers a very warm welcome — behind Wilson’s 225 passing yards and two touchdowns on top of 151 rushing yards and four scores from Montee Ball, the Badgers steamrolled Nebraska with ease. It was a win that kickstarted one of the more memorable seasons in Wisconsin football history.3. Sept. 16, 2012: Wisconsin 16, Utah State 14Gary Andersen coached his first game at Camp Randall that night, but for the visiting team.A week after the then-No. 13 Badgers lost to unranked Oregon State, they came home to Camp Randall ranked No. 22 in the nation.After a slow first half that ended with the Badgers trailing 14-3 to the Aggies, Kenzel Doe energized the Badgers with a 82-yard punt return for a touchdown, followed by a 17-yard Montee Ball run for a score that set up the dramatic final seconds of the game.With the Badgers leading 16-14 in the final seconds, the Aggies lined up for a 37-yard field goal. Josh Thompson pushed it just wide-right and the Badgers held on for the win in dramatic fashion.4. Aug. 23, 2002: Wisconsin 23, Fresno State 21The No. 25 Badgers held off the Bulldogs, who had beaten the Badgers in Madison the year prior.Matt Allen kicked a game winning field goal from 34 yards out with 2:05 left in the fourth quarter. Jim Leonhard made his first career start for the Badgers, and had two interceptions and a game-sealing pass breakup late in the fourth quarter. Anthony Davis rushed 36 times for 184 yards and fullback Matt Bernstein found the end zone twice in the victory.5. Oct. 10, 1998: Wisconsin 31, Purdue 24The No. 12 Badgers withstood a strong performance from then-Boilermaker quarterback Drew Brees, who tied the NCAA record that night with 55 completions, and threw for 494 yards.The Wisconsin defense picked off Brees four times that night, though, including one each by freshmen cornerbacks Mike Echols and Jamar Fletcher, who took his pick all the way for a score. The win put the Badgers at 6-0 on the season, a campaign that would end with a Rose Bowl victory.last_img read more

first_imgHaving seen off near neighbours Moyle Rovers by just a single point in the county final Charlie McGeever’s side now turn their attention to Limerick champions Newcastle West tomorrow afternoon.Newcastle captain Stephen Nix says the provincial competition hasn’t really been on their agenda. He admits that Clonmel Commercials are a strong side and it will be a tough ask, especially as nobody gives the Limerick side much of a chance. However he added they will give it their all.Tomorrow’s game throws in at 2 o’clock in the Clonmel Sportsfield – Tipp FM will have full live commentary in association with Chawkes Sports Bar, Clonmel ++last_img read more

first_imgParents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms include student ID, child’s passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification. Proper safety measures must be practiced. Lantana Road Branch Library, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade New Tuesday Distribution: Monday Distribution: West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton Wednesday Distribution: The Pre-Summer Food Service Program operated by the Palm Beach County Youth Services Department in partnership with the Library System has added two new locations. Greenacres Branch Library, 3750 Jog Road, Greenacrescenter_img Highridge Family Center, 4200 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach Clarence E. Anthony Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave., South Bay In addition to distribution sites in West Palm Beach, Greenacres, Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, beginning May 12, meals will be available in Lake Worth and Boca Raton. Main Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee Meals are distributed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until all meal kits are distributed. Each eligible child receives a week’s worth of meals. Currently, the pre-summer feeding sites will be distributing food once per week through Wednesday, May 27.  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that school-aged children, 18 years and under, continue to receive nutritious meals beyond the school year and during the summer months (June – August) as well as times of emergency school closures.last_img read more