Legislators Join Gov. Wolf in Call for Masking

first_img July 07, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Legislators Join Gov. Wolf in Call for Maskingcenter_img Press Release,  Public Health State and federal officials joined Governor Tom Wolf in reminding Pennsylvanians to wear a mask to reduce the likelihood of spreading COVID-19.“As we increasingly resume public activities in our commonwealth, we need to remain vigilant about taking precautions, especially wearing a mask that covers our noses and mouths while around other people,” said Gov. Wolf. “This is an easy, yet important action that has been shown by research to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised people to wear a cloth mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC’s website offers directions for easy-to-make masks, with patterns for sew and no-sew masks made from everyday household materials.“Public health experts continue to recommend mask-wearing in public, and ongoing research continues to support that recommendation,” said U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. “When you wear a mask, you are sending a clear message to others in your community that you care about them and their well-being as much as your own. I know that if we each do our part, we will beat this virus and be able to start safely rebuilding together.”“Since late March, I have been making the case for Pennsylvanians to wear masks when they venture out,” said U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. “As the commonwealth continues to re-open, mask wearing has taken on increased significance, as studies continue to affirm that masks helps slow the spread of the coronavirus. Put simply, wearing a mask is an important step that we, as Pennsylvanians, can take to protect one another – as my mask protects you, and your mask protects me.”“The simple act of wearing a mask is how we protect everyone’s health and the fastest course to restoring our economy,” said state Sen. Pam Iovino. “Wearing a mask demonstrates concern for the welfare of all of us and how we get through this crisis together.”“Wearing a mask is vital to protect the health and safety of our community,” said state Rep. Melissa Shusterman. “As our state moves back to the green phase, it is the most important step we can take to preserve the progress we’ve made as a state through this crisis. As Pennsylvanians, we all need to participate in wearing masks to care for our neighbors, and so that our economy and state can continue to make a strong recovery.”Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed an order mandating mask-wearing on July 1. It remains in effect. Frequently Asked Questions about the mask-wearing order can be found here.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

The Players Championship PGA DFS picks, sleepers, fades, strategy

first_imgUnderstanding how the depth of the field impacts optimal PGA DFS lineup construction is crucial to success in golf GPPs. In a stacked field such as this week’s Players Championship, you can gain a significant strategic advantage by prioritizing balance in your daily fantasy golf lineups, thereby leveraging elite players who will see both a price and ownership discount simply due to the appeal of the players priced above them.Consider golfers such as Tommy Fleetwood, Hideki Matsuyama, and Paul Casey, just to name a few. These are elite golfers in excellent form all priced around average salary across the industry. This is a rare opportunity to pack so many elite golfers into your lineup without paying up for them, and you should take advantage. Although there is obviously merit to playing golfers at the top end of the price spectrum, the difference between my projections for these golfers and the golfers in the middle of the pricing scale this week isn’t significant enough to justify the premium. MORE ROTOQL: Lineup Builder | TPC betting adviceForgoing a studs-and-duds approach this week in favor of balance allows you to build lineups with a higher probability of getting all six golfers through the cut line without sacrificing elite tournament winning upside.*If you are interested in taking your DFS golf lineup building strategy to the next level, you should consider using a lineup optimizer, and RotoQL offers the best optimizer available in the industry.The Players Championship picks and PGA DFS strategyContrarian OptionsThe volatility of golf results highlights the importance of leveraging ownership in GPPs. Finding quality contrarian plays is an essential component of a strong strategy. In golf contests, I often like to look toward the top end of the pricing spectrum for players that may be going overlooked. Tiger Woods, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth are my favorite contrarian plays this week.Coming off their withdrawals from the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, Woods and Day will see heavily reduced interest from DFS players for The Players Championship. Most DFS players will be hesitant to invest in relatively high-priced players with health concerns when there are so many other elite options available that will be perceived as safer.Last year at the Masters, Tony Finau dislocated his ankle the day before the tournament and still finished tied for 10th. Suffice it to say, it’s more than possible for an elite golfer to bounce back from an injury with authority. Despite their respective injuries, Woods and Day are still being given 3.4-percent and 2.4-percent Vegas odds, respectively, to win the tournament. These are two of the premier golfers in the world who were playing outstanding golf before their injuries and will likely go largely overlooked. Don’t be scared off by their bumps and bruises – leverage them.For a player of his talent level, Spieth has been in an almost inconceivably long slump. Perhaps the best thing about slumps, however, is that they don’t last forever. Spieth is simply too good not to break out of his cold streak, and it wasn’t all that long ago that DFS players couldn’t get enough of him. His price continues to sit too low for his upside, and he will put four rounds together sooner rather than later. The best players always bounce back, and this is undeniably one of the best players in the world. Spieth is one of the best leverage plays this week from both a price and ownership standpoint.FadesIdentifying players that the market may be overinvested in is critical, as these may be players to strongly consider limiting exposure to or fading entirely. Recent results can be an immensely persuasive statistic when it comes to ownership and often can lead to players receiving more attention than they deserve. Francesco Molinari, Matthew Fitzpatrick, and Matt Wallace are all likely to see heavy ownership this week. They all share something else in common: Recent success. In last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, Molinari, Fitzpatrick and Wallace placed first, second, and six, respectively. Although these golfers are all in strong form and have solid odds per their prices, a week’s worth of results simply isn’t a big enough sample size for me to justify the resulting expected boost in ownership.One of the best ways to outsmart the golf DFS market is by weighing long-term results more heavily than recent hot streaks. Limiting your exposure to players like Molinari, Fitzpatrick and Wallace is an example of how to execute on that strategy.Aaron White graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics. He has played DFS professionally for several years and has won featured NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and golf GPPs on both FanDuel and DraftKings.last_img read more