Former Coronavirus Dashboard Designer Says Emails Prove State Asked to Change Data

first_img“They’re lying because asking me to delete data and hide information and not make it publicly accessible was a bad decision,” says Jones. “It was the wrong decision that I stated very clearly.”She claims that she argued with state officials over COVID-19 data in rural counties, saying she brought information to management that demonstrated several rural counties in the state did not meet the reopening criteria. Jones claims that supervisors then changed the criteria for reopening rural counties.Gov. Ron DeSantis says Jones was terminated for insubordination, as well as for putting data online against the judgement of state doctors.“If refusing to mislead the public during a health crisis is insubordination, then I will wear that badge with honor,” Jones says.Jones is currently facing open criminal charges of sexual cyber harassment and cyberstalking in an unrelated situation.DeSantis: COVID-19 Dashboard Designer Faces Cyber Sex Harassment Charges The woman who was fired recently from her role with Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard is now telling her side of the story.In an interview last Friday with CNN, Dr. Rebekah Jones says she has emails proving that Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials asked her to change data on the state’s website.Last week, Jones told media outlets that her removal from the position was “not voluntary,” and that she was fired because officials ordered her to censor data on the dashboard, but she refused to “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen.”Jones told CNN that she has internal emails that demonstrate her supervisors asked her to remove certain pieces of data from the state’s dashboard, including asking her to take down the site completely.She alleges that she was then asked to restore the website with the original data about a day later, and only when reporters questioned why the data was deleted.State officials have said the data was removed to be reorganized.Under the direction of President @realDonaldTrump, I have directed all Florida and United States flags to be flown at half-staff until Sunday May 24 in honor of the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic. See the President’s Proclamation here –— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 22, 2020last_img read more

TCU assistant coach David Patrick reminisces about Final Four run in Syracuse

first_imgDETROIT — As David Patrick was watching Syracuse beat Arizona State on Wednesday, he indulged in reminiscence. This year’s SU team triggered memories of his lone season at Syracuse, 1995-96. He was a reserve point guard back then and transferred shortly after the season. But he said Wednesday night’s Syracuse game rekindled fond recollections from his time in central New York during the Orange’s Final Four run.  “We were a similar team,” Patrick said Thursday afternoon. “We were kind of an underdog when we made that Final Four run.”A familiar face for Syracuse fans will sit on the TCU bench Friday night. An assistant under TCU head coach Jamie Dixon, Patrick played one season at Syracuse back in 1995-96. He transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette because he did not play as much as he preferred, averaging 0.9 points per game in 28 appearances for the Orange. On Friday night at Little Caesars Arena, Patrick and the sixth-seeded Horned Frogs will look to end SU’s (21-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) season in an NCAA Tournament first-round matchup.MORE COVERAGE: Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about No. 6 seed TCU10 fun facts you need to know about TCU3 things TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said at his pre-Round of 64 press conference Published on March 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Patrick will leave for the head job at UC Riverside when TCU’s Big Dance run ends, but he has left a mark in Fort Worth, Texas. During a brief conversation Thursday, he reflected on his time at Syracuse and TCU. In two years, he helped the Horned Frogs sign a pair of top Australian prospects in Kouat Noi (10.3 points per game) and Lat Mayen. He is credited with recruiting future No. 1 NBA Draft pick Ben Simmons when he coached at LSU, and he has coached current NBA stars Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. He has built a reputation as a strong recruiter, which helped him earn his first head coaching position. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe also has helped Dixon rebuild a TCU program that will appear in its first Big Dance since 1998. The Horned Frogs had their second-largest turnaround in school history last season, winning 12 more games than the year prior and winning the NIT title. This season, TCU went 21-11 and 9-9 in the Big 12 Conference. Patrick grew up in Australia and played four years professionally overseas. He was, among several college basketball jobs, a scout with the NBA’s Houston Rockets. But before all of that, he was a 5-foot-10, 170-guard out of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana high school who piqued Syracuse’s interest. “We recruited David,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was a good player, but when he came into Syracuse we had a great point guard, so he really wasn’t going to get a lot of time. So he transferred.”The 2-3 zone embedded in the Syracuse basketball culture hasn’t changed, Patrick said. Twenty-two years after leaving campus, he still keeps a few SU ties. He spoke with former SU forward Todd Burgan, who lives in Detroit, on Wednesday night. Whenever he’s in New York or New Jersey, he tries to meet up with former SU star and NBA player John Wallace. Patrick said that while at Syracuse he’d hang out with fellow freshman Donovan McNabb, the former SU football and NFL star who played five games for Syracuse basketball as a freshman. After class, he enjoyed meeting teammates at what is now the Schine Student Center. He’d grab a bite to eat on Marshall Street, and he remembers returning to Syracuse Hancock International Airport to see fans congratulating the Orange after the Final Four run. “But I was 18 years old and didn’t understand that you have to wait your time as a freshman,” Patrick said. “Given my background, I didn’t realize there was so much snow on that side of the world. I tell these kids now, if I had stuck it out, things could have been different. But me with leaving, it’s worked out good for me. I don’t regret any time I had there.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Saturday Michigan race

first_imgThe TV channel for a NASCAR race is elusive enough in a normal season when Fox and FS1 trade broadcasts of Cup Series events through the first half of the schedule before NBC and NBCSN take over for the second half. The schedule shake-up associated with the coronavirus pandemic make the “what channel is today’s NASCAR race on” question even more understandable.For the second time this season, NASCAR is entering a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader as part of those schedule changes, this time at Michigan International Speedway. The TV channel for both NASCAR races is NBCSN. Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 marks NBC/NBCSN’s fifth broadcast of the season, as Fox/FS1’s slate ended with the July 15 All-Star Race. MORE: Watch today’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Saturday’s race at Michigan is the 17th race in NASCAR’s return on an altered, short-term schedule, and the 21st Cup Series races overall as NASCAR attempts to keep a 36-race slate intact for 2020. The first Michigan race originally was scheduled to run in early June but was rescheduled amid the pandemic and paired with the August Michigan race for a doubleheader.The start time for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan is 4 p.m. ET, relatively late in part because NBCSN also will show the Xfinity race at Road America starting at noon ET.Below is how to watch Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is NASCAR on today?Race: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International SpeedwayDate: Saturday, Aug. 8TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: | fuboTV (7-day free trial)Radio: MRNNBCSN is the TV channel for both Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan and Sunday’s race. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.As for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date: Saturday, Aug. 8Start time: 4 p.m. ETThe green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.Though NASCAR will have plenty of time to get the race in with the sun not setting in Brooklyn, Mi., until almost 9 p.m. ET, the relatively late start time for an afternoon race is notable because Michigan International Speedway does not have lights.Saturday’s race is scheduled for 156 laps around the two-mile oval for a total of 312 miles. NASCAR live stream for Michigan raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan live via or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox’s closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona.last_img read more