first_imgScott Tota, the YMCA’s senior director of Health Living, said the pool’s maximum capacity is currently at ten people to help maintain social distance and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Members and staff are asked to fill out health questionnaires upon arrival. Tota was ecstatic to have members back in the pool. Starting Wednesday, members of the YMCA were allowed to take place in aqua therapy and lap swim by reservation only. Masks are required when anywhere in the building except the pool.center_img JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The YMCA West Family Branch in Johnson City welcomed some swimmers back on Wednesday. “[The staff] kind of looked at each other… it’s almost like starting work for the first time. You’re starting your first day. So there was some excitement from staff, and the members have honestly been, they’ve been fantastic,” Tota said. Tota expressed disappointment as the news gyms will not be a part of Phase 4 of New York State’s Forward Plan, but said the YMCA is committed to keeping people healthy.last_img read more


first_img Control is a word that featured repeatedly. It was cited as the reason why both Keane and Beckham had to go after Ferguson felt his authority had been challenged. The same is also true of Wayne Rooney, although the England striker remains at Old Trafford purely as a result of Ferguson’s decision to retire this summer. “Leadership is a quality that can apply to all businesses,” said Ferguson. “Creating loyalty within your staff is so important, it is the philosophy of your thinking which you hope transmits itself to all around you in terms of whatever your workforce is like. “Your control and discipline are important. We see it time and time again. Your personality transmits itself to everyone.” Ferguson maintained that control throughout his 27 years. The only area he did not was over the racehorse, Rock of Gibraltar, which he ended up in a legal battle over the stud rights to with United’s major shareholders John Magnier and JP McManus. It was an embarrassing episode that threatened to destabilise the club and came at a time when Ferguson was struggling to recapture past glories. Disappointingly for some, it is a chapter in Ferguson’s career not covered extensively in his book. Speaking in London on Tuesday afternoon, the Scot explained why. “It was straightforward,” said Ferguson. “I had an agreement with John Magnier that once the settlement had been made nothing was to be said about it any more. “They have not said anything about it and neither have I. “That is exactly the position we have to be in and we won’t be going back to that again.” All the expected topics were raised. Indeed, chapters have been devoted to Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Liverpool, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, all of whom Ferguson fell out with at some stage of his magnificent career. It makes grim reading for some at times. And Ferguson was equally forthright under wider questioning afterwards. But he insisted it was only a summing up of events of significance he felt United fans deserved to read about. “You talk about the number of players I have had,” he said. “There are bound to be one or two issues and you have to deal with them. “It is not a matter of settling scores. It is a matter of explaining why I had to make certain decisions. “For all the Manchester United fans who wondered why we did certain things there had to be a reason. “The most important reason was that I couldn’t lose control over players if I wanted to remain at the club.” Sir Alex Ferguson’s has insisted the decision to write a second autobiography was not made as an excuse to settle some old scores. The eagerly-awaited update to “Managing My Life”, his first extensive view on the world, published in the wake of United’s historic 1999 Treble-winning campaign, landed on Tuesday morning. Ferguson then spoke for 45 minutes at a press conference in central London. Press Associationlast_img read more