Hellstead Manor opens for 5th season, has virus precautions in place

first_img“It’s pandemic good,” Lusk said. “Is what it is. It’s not up to it’s potential because we can’t do what we could do last year.” HALLSTEAD, Pa (WBNG) — Hellstead Manor opened for their fifth season over the weekend with a few changes.  “It’s a bit trying this year,” Eric Lusk, Hellstead Manor owner, said. “But they’re getting through it. And we’re trying to do the best we can to make sure everyone has a fun, safe time.” Hellstead Manor was already a ‘no touch’ haunted house, but this year they are making sure to keep their actors at a proper distance from customers. Any drapes or curtains customers could have touched while walking through have been taken out or pulled back.  Only groups of six are allowed in at a time. The Manor decreased the number of actors by 50 percent. Actors will be wearing masks underneath their costumes. All customers are required to wear masks when going through the haunted house and there are hand sanitation stations to use before and after. Lusk says even though they aren’t at a full capacity — the show is still good.  When waiting in line, there are lines of tape to keep people six feet apart. If someone arrives without a mask, one will be given to them for free. last_img read more

Pellegrini reveals Aguero was not fully fit after five-goal haul stuns Newcastle

first_img But his late penalty winner in Germany on Wednesday appeared to have rejuvenated him and Newcastle found him too hot to handle. It then came as a surprise when Pellegrini substituted him after 66 minutes – denying him the chance to become the first player in Premier League history to score six in a game – but Pellegrini revealed he had been carrying a knock. Pellegrini said: “He had a serious kick from Wednesday in Germany. He was having some treatment during half-time. “To give him more minutes, maybe he would have scored one or two goals more, but we need more to take a precaution about his kick because he could get injured.” When asked more about the nature of his treatment at the interval, Pellegrini said: “Maybe it was very good treatment! “He had a kick in his hamstring, so it was important just to relax him a little bit because he was not 100 per cent comfortable.” Pellegrini was convinced Aguero, City’s top scorer last season with 32 goals in 41 appearances, would soon come good. Aguero did score against Chelsea in the second game of the season but then had a setback after suffering a knee injury in a challenge from Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann last month. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed Sergio Aguero was not fully fit after his striker’s stunning five-goal haul against Newcastle. Pellegrini said: “I am very happy for Kun. He deserves it. He is always a player who makes a difference. “For different reasons in the last few games he missed important chances, but he was calm. That was very clever from him. To see him play at the level he played today, not only must I be happy but all the fans because he is a different player.” Aguero’s stunning performance came after City had fallen behind to an early strike from Aleksandar Mitrovic. Newcastle, who slipped to the bottom of the table following the loss, were actually the better side in the first half and had other chances to extend their lead. Manager Steve McClaren said: “We came here to win. We were bold in our 4-4-2 in the first half we really shook Man City, and scored the first goal. “The second goal that was disallowed was onside, so we should have had that and we had other opportunities. It could have been a different story. “The goal before half-time just gave them a lift and in the second half we just got done by mistakes by ourselves and Aguero’s world-class finishing, which he is well capable of doing to any team.” Aguero destroyed the Magpies by scoring five times in a blistering 20-minute spell as City ran out 6-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium to power back to the top of the Barclays Premier League. Aguero had gone into the game with question marks over his form after scoring just once in open play in 10 previous appearances this season and a patchy display against Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ibrahimovic to leave United?

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic left Manchester United after less than two years. One of the largest clubs in the world officially confirmed that Swedish striker will leave their team just three months before expiration of his contract.Ibrahimovic arrived at Old Trafford in the year of 2016 without compensation from PSG, and he was the best player of the United in the first season, which he did not finish due to a severe injury last April. After surgery and several months of recovery, he returned to football in December, but another injury prevented him to return to his former shape. Jose Mourinho recently announced Zlatan’s leave at the end of the season, but an offer from the US made everything faster.Ibrahimovic said goodbye to United and his fans on his Instagram in a quite shocking but effective way. In the photo, he is presented as Jesus playing hands with the red-devil, which is clearly United.“Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history,” wrote Ibrahimovic.Ibrahimovic started his career in Malmo back in 1999, and he played for Ajax, Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris St Germain. He won a total of 31 trophies with six different clubs. He won the League Cup, the English Super Cup and the Europa League with the United last year.US media announced that his transfer to LA Galaxy will be officially confirmed very soon.(Source: N1)last_img read more

Survey suggests improving business conditions in Midwest

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey report suggests that business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states.The report issued Wednesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 55.2 in December from 54.1 in November. The October reading was 54.9.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the shortages of skilled workers are still holding back even stronger growth.The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests growth. A score below that suggests decline.The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.last_img read more