Former champion crashes out at Australian Open

first_imgThere’s been a big shock in the third round of the Australian Open.Men’s second seed, and four-time winner Roger Federer has been beaten in four sets by Italy’s Andreas Seppi.The men’s sixth and seventh seeds are through to the fourth round – Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych were straight sets winners over Joao Sousa and Viktor Troicki. Women’s third seed Simona Halep is through to round 4 after she beat Betanie Mattek-Sands in straight sets.Seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard also reached round four with ease, beating Caroline Gacia 7-5, 6-0.last_img read more

Mask mandate starts today at City Hall, other municipal facilities in Mason City

first_imgMASON CITY — Starting today, the City of Mason City is implementing new protocols for the wearing of face coverings in City Hall and other city-owned facilities in response to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Cerro Gordo County.City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the city facilities have been operating with protections and protocols in place since the start of the pandemic.  “If you are not able to get a mask or you don’t know whether you need one going into a facility, feel free to give us a call. We’ll be glad to walk through that and even help obtain a mask so that you are able to come into the facility.”Burnett says a face covering is not intended to replace the protection of staying home when you are ill, as no one is allowed in City Hall if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.last_img read more