Kenya records 148 coronavirus cases as four die

first_img98 people have recovered from the disease, 46 from the home-based care program while another 52 have been discharged from various hospitals.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 148 people have tested positive for COVID-19 raising the Country’s caseload to 36,724 even as four others succumbed.The new cases are from a sample size of 2,438 tested in the last 24 hours with cumulative tests now standing at 511,614.From the cases, all are Kenyans except three foreigners. 105 are males and 43 females, the youngest being a two-year old infant while the oldest is 75. “Total recoveries now stand at 23,709. On a sad note, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease bringing our fatalities to 646. Our since condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones”, said Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of ParliamentThe latest infections are in 19 counties. Mombasa leads with 40, Nairobi 32, Laikipia 15, Kiambu 11, Nakuru 7, Embu 7,Uasin Gishu 6, Kajiado 6, Taita Taveta 5, Kisumu 5, Kitui 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kwale 1, Machakos 1, Kericho 1, Makueni 1 and Murang’a 1.The cases in Mombasa are from Mvita (14), Kisauni (11), Likoni (5), Nyali (4), Changamwe and Jomvu (3) cases each.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalitiesIn Nairobi, the 32 cases are from Westlands (6), Embakasi East (4), Langata and Starehe (3) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kasarani and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North, Kibra, Makadara and Roysambu one case each.Laikipia East has (9), Laikipia North (4) and Laikipia West (2) while in Kiambu they are from Githunguri and Limuru (3) cases each, Gatundu North, Juja, Kiambu Town, Kikuyu and Thika have one case each.In Nakuru and Embu the cases are all from Naivasha and Runyenjes respectively. In Uasin Gishu, the six cases are from Ainabkoi (3), Kesses (2) and Turbo (1), while the 6 cases in Kajiado, are from Kajiado North (5) and Kajiado East(1). In Taita Taveta, the 5 cases are all from Taveta, while the 5 cases in Kisumu, are all from Kisumu Central.Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekIn Kitui, all the 4 cases are from Kitui Central, and the 3 cases in Trans Nzoia, are from Saboti (2) and Kiminini (1).Baringo Central, Keiyo South, Msambweni, Athi River, Ainamoi, Makueni town and Gatanga sub counties reported a case each.last_img read more

What’s Open and Closed for Thanksgiving

first_imgWondering what’s open and closed during the next few days? Here’s a helpful list:Federal/Financial:-Stock Markets: Thursday: NYSE, Nasdaq, Bond Markets are closed; Friday: early close for NYSE, 1 p.m.; Nasdaq, 1 p.m.; Bond Markets, 2 p.m.South Florida:-Federal offices; and banks will be closed Thursday.-Post offices closed and no regular mail delivery Thursday.-Tri-Rail will operate a weekend schedule. To find train schedules, call Tri-Rail customer service at 800-874-7245 or visit tri-rail.com.Broward County:Government-The 17th Judicial and Circuit and County Courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-Florida Department of Health in Broward County will be closed Thursday and Friday.-No garbage, bulk, or recycling collections on Thanksgiving Day. Residents of all other Broward municipalities should contact their city or hauler directly for scheduling information.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Broward County regional and neighborhood parks, and natural areas will be open with the exception of Deerfield Island Park, which will be closed per normal operating schedule.Transportation-Broward County Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule. For bus schedules, call 954-357-8400 (TTY 954-357-8302) or visit broward.org/bct.Palm Beach County:Government-Courts: 15th Judicial Court will be closed Thursday and Friday.Services-There will be no trash pick-up.Entertainment-The county library system will be closed Thursday and Friday.-Parks and natural areas will be open.Transportation-Palm Tran: Thursday: no bus service is scheduled, and administrative offices will be closed; Friday: Weekday bus schedule will be used, and administrative offices will be closed.From everyone at NewsTalk 850 WFTL, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!last_img read more

N17m Prize Money at Stake in 2016 NCC Tennis League

first_imgThe Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a total prize money of N17 million with a star prize of N7 million for the team that wins the 2016 Team Tennis Championship.Unveiling details of this year’s event at the Ikoyi club at  the weekend  with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung in attendance, the Executive Vice President of the NCC, Prof . Umar Danbatta,  said the Commission was happy with the profile, organisation and impact of the event which has achieved all the objectives it was designed to achieve.“The Tennis League is introducing 45 weeks of tennis to the Nigerian tennis calendar up from 32 last year and is taking topflight tennis to more cities across the country.“The number of teams has also risen from eight to 10 this year.”   Danbatta, who was represented by the Director of Special Duties, Mrs Iyabo Sholanke, said.Dalung who took a tour of the Ikoyi Club before the opening ceremony, commended the club for the outstanding facility and their maintenance level and implored the club to play a bigger role in the development of sports in the country.The Minister extoled the NCC for sponsoring such a major historic tennis event which has the potential of producing topprofessional tennis players in the near future.“What I have seen here today has convinced me that the private sector has to lead the sports development process in Nigeria,” stressed Dalung.The Minister later participated in the ballot for the placement of the teams into the Blue and White round robin groups.The Blue Group comprises Team Tombim – Abuja, Team Offikwu – Kaduna, Team Lead Way – Lagos, Team Anambra – Onitsha and Team Goshen – Ilorin while the White Group is made up of Civil Defence – Kaduna, Team FCT – Abuja, Team Kalotari – Port Harcourt, Team Hope – Asaba/Warri and Team CBN Futures – Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse adjusts to poor weather, lack of on-campus field

first_img Published on April 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer On a rainy night, players on the Syracuse club baseball team are busy taking cuts in batting cages inside of Manley Field House. After having five series already canceled due to inclement weather, SU has yet to start the spring portion of its season. Because of weather limitations, all three North Atlantic regions of the National Club Baseball Association split up the season between the fall and the spring. But that still doesn’t take into account that winters in Syracuse can be even longer and more brutal then expected. “The winter isn’t really a problem because we don’t play games in the winter,” senior and team president Nick Dellefave said. “It’s when the winter runs into the spring, which it’s doing right now.”The weather is just one of the many challenges that the club baseball team faces every season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne of the biggest obstacles that the team has to overcome is the fact that there isn’t actually a baseball diamond on campus. It’s is forced to practice either in Manley Field House or out on Hookway Fields, but neither is really a fitting spot for a baseball team to practice — and it hurts the players’ abilities to hone their fundamentals before the season starts. “The biggest disadvantage we have is pitchers, because we don’t have a mound,” said Dellefave.Some of the other teams in the conference have an edge on Syracuse in that they actually have a Division I baseball team. There are some athletes at schools like Penn State who get recruited to play baseball, but for one reason or another aren’t on the varsity team. This forces SU to play against top college baseball recruits without being able to have the same kind of “trickle down talent” as Dellefave called it. Despite all the difficult circumstances surrounding the situation the baseball team is stuck in, the appeal of joining the team is pretty high. Dellefave estimates that about 70‒80 students tryout every year, with only 5‒10 being selected. “I’ve loved baseball since I was two years old, and getting the chance to play it for four more years is the reason I stuck with it,” senior Connor Clowes said. For some of the newer players on the team, there is an adjustment period that happens when they grasp the team’s situation. Many high school baseball teams practice every day and don’t have to go through some of the same struggles that the Syracuse club baseball team has to go through.Freshman Pat Doherty is fond of practicing in Manley Field House and has enjoyed being able to work on more than just conditioning during the offseason.“It’s pretty cool just being able to do real baseball stuff in the winter, like take batting practice and take infield,” Doherty said. Dellafave acknowledged the rumors surrounding SU attempting to make baseball a Division I sport, but couldn’t comment on their validity. For now, Syracuse will focus on making the most of the tough situations that it’s continuing to deal with. Said Dellefave: “Being on a club baseball team in Syracuse, we’ve kind of become experts at playing the hand we’re dealt.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Eli Manning receives special standing ovation from Giants fans, delivers classy speech

first_img Sujay Chakraborty The Giants will be playing Washington Redsins next week before finishing the regular season against the Philadelphia Eagles at home the week after. Eli Manning might play again at home or he might not, but the Giants legend is sure to remember the ovation he received on Sunday.Also Read | Giants Vs Eagles Highlights: Eli Manning’s Return Ruined As Philadelphia Eagles Bag Win Written By WATCH US LIVE While his pre-game speech in the Giants locker room helped his side end a nine-game winless run, his post-game speech felt like an end of an era. He admitted that despite being benched early in the season, he always likes to start and rack up as many wins as possible. Though not hinting a retirement, Manning reiterated that he does not what the future holds for him. Also Read | Eli Manning Starts For New York Giants Against Eagles Amid Retirement Buzz On Social Media COMMENT Also Read | Eli Manning Net Worth, Salary And Career With The New York GiantsWatch: Eli Manning’s speech ‘The support and the fans, their ovation, chanting my name from the first snap to the end– I appreciate that. I appreciate them always and all my teammates coming up to me. It’s a special day, a special win, and one I’ll remember.’- Eli Manning Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 14:09 IST Eli Manning Receives Special Standing Ovation From Giants Fans, Delivers Classy Speech Eli Manning gets a standing ovation from Giants supporters after their win over Dolphins on Sunday, gets emotional on the pitch as he hints retirement First Published: 16th December, 2019 14:09 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US It appears as if New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has played his last game at the MetLife Stadium and the Giants supporters made sure they bid farewell to their legend in style. The home fans greeted Manning with a massive standing ovation as he celebrated the win over the Miami Dolphins with his teammates.Also Read | Has Eli Manning Played His Last Game For The Giants? NFL Retirement Hinted By The StarGiants vs Dolphins: Eli Manning’s last home game? LIVE TV Eli Manning returned to the starting 11 for the Giants in their overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. While it’s widely expected that the 38-year-old will call time on his illustrious career at the end of the campaign he might have played his last game for the Giants on Sunday. The two-time Super Bowl winner received a standing ovation by the Giants supporters after their 36-20 win over the Miami Dolphins. Eli Manning scored two touchdowns and three interceptions on Sunday while completing 283 yards in passing. The quarterback clearly got emotional as the fans started chanting his name after the game and his kids greeting him in the tunnel.last_img read more

Jeremy Wright – ‘This is not the end of the conversation on problem gambling’

first_img Related Articles Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Addressing the House of Commons this afternoon, Jeremy Wright – UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport – said that the government is still reviewing the option of introducing a ‘mandatory levy’ to help national health stakeholders raise funds and resources for tackling problem gambling harms.Wright has acknowledged the ‘commitment of increased funding’ pledged this morning by leading UK betting operators bet365, William Hill, Sky Betting & Gaming, GVC Holdings and Flutter Entertainment.“Today five of the biggest gambling companies have agreed on a series of measures which will deliver real and meaningful progress on support for problem gamblers,” said Wright.Nevertheless, Wright warns that a mandatory 1% gross-gaming-yield levy could still be enforced on UK licensed betting incumbents if problem gambling support targets are not met.Wright underlines that UK health services cannot afford a further repeat of 2018, which saw the UK betting sector generate less than £10 million for problem gambling and treatment directives.Despite UK betting’s ‘Top 5’ operators promising a ‘cumulative £100 million on treatment over the next four years’, Wright warns the industry that ‘this is not the end of the conversation’.Whilst the ‘package of measures’ put forward by UK betting leading operators represents progress on funding, treatment, responsibility and collaborative factors, he warns that all industry incumbents have a duty to support UK health networks tackling problem gambling.“I believe it is reasonable for the biggest companies with the largest reach and the most resources to do more and show leadership,” he added. “But the industry as a whole needs to engage in tackling problem gambling, and we want other firms to look at what they can also do to step up.”last_img read more

Arkoh qualifies for Youth Olympics

first_imgYoung weightlifter,Juliana Arkoh will be flying the flag of Ghana at August’s Youth Olympics in China after sealing qualification from Africa in Tunisia on Saturday.The SWAG Award nominee continued the remarkable success-laden start to her career with qualification to the Youth Olympics in China in August.Arkoh lifted Snatch 62, Clean & Jerk 78 making a total of 140 kg in the African qualifier in Tunis on Saturday to grab one of Africa’s tickets to the Olympic Games reserved for athletes under the age of 18.Arkoh’s compatriot, Christian Amoah however failed to make it for the 77kg men competition after only finishing 5th in the 13-man battlefield in Tunisia on Sunday.Arkoh had already won eight medals at the African championships earlier this year and is expected to compete for Ghana at this year’s Commonwealth Games slated for Glasgow, Scotland July 27-August 4.last_img read more

Trial in 2017 Iowa killing again postponed, moved from Mason City

first_imgFORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — The trial of an Indiana man accused of killing a Fort Dodge woman scheduled to start this week in Mason City has again been postponed and moved.The trial for Phillip Williams was to start Monday in Mason City, but a judge granted his request Tuesday to delay and move the trial. That came after Williams’ attorney objected to the composition of the jury pool, which had only one African American. Williams is black.A new trial date and venue have not yet been set. His trial had been moved last year to Cerro Gordo County from Webster County to avoid pretrial publicity.Williams has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 26-year-old Jessica Gomez. Gomez’s burned body was found in a ditch near Clare on Aug. 12, 2017. Williams and Mackenzie Knigge have been charged in Gomez’s death.last_img read more

SARU sets sights on logging companies

first_imgA section of the BaiShanLin operations in Guyana… State robbed of hundreds of millions of US dollars annually − PhillipsThe Government’s State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU) has set its sights firmly on Guyana’s logging sector, since the State is being robbed of hundreds of millions of US dollars on an annual basis through underpricing and price transfers among other unscrupulous practices.This is according to SARU Executive Member, Dr Eric Phillips. The SARU operative was at the time responding to assertions made by Janette Bulkan and John Palmer that Government has been losing millions annually through the shady practices and called on SARU to investigate with a view to recovering what they termed lost State assets.Speaking exclusively with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Dr Phillips said Bulkan is right and the matter is something that entity will be vigorously pursuing in the coming days.He told this publication that the entity has already begun having monthly meetings with land stakeholders in Guyana, such as the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), the Guyana Land and Surveys Commission, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission and the Mahaica Mahaicony/Abary land development group among others, to begin to rectify the annual losses being incurred by the State through varying anomalies.Monthly meetingsHe said the monthly meetings are already being held with about eight such bodies and are looking at issues such as the negligible leases being paid for large swaths of land across the country for logging and mining among other activities.According to Phillips, the entities have begun to look at ways to have many of the applicable rates be revised so that Government can be able to benefit from its fair share of the natural resources being exploited by the many large companies – many of which are overseas-based.On the matter of the price transfers and underpricing, Dr Phillips told Guyana Times that this is a matter that will be taking prominence on SARU’s agenda.Phillips went on to say that Bulkan has already submitted a range of documents related to the matter at hand which the investigative body has begun looking at.Bulkan, along with Palmer, was quoted in sections of the media on Tuesday questioning “which Government Ministry or agency deals with persistent underpricing of public assets.”Bulkan is of the view that the matter should be dealt with by SARU and argues that the monies lost by the State through the unscrupulous practice does in fact constitute lost State assets that must be recovered.Wamara logsShe used as an example the export of Wamara logs – one of Guyana’s premier high-priced wood species – and said that over 100,000 cubic metres (m3) of Wamara logs were exported to China in 2014 alone.According to Bulkan, the Freight on Board (FoB) price for Wamara logs declared in Georgetown was in the range US$200-220/m3 in 2014.Containerised log freight and insurance Georgetown to China is in the range US$25-36/m3 according to the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association and Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) reported by China Customs US$700-1000/m3.Bulkan in pointing out the glaring inconsistencies, explains that “the equation FoB+freight+ insurance=CIF, clearly does not work with these values, and the obvious explanation for the US$500/m3 discrepancy is transfer pricing….100,000 m3 X US$500/m3 = US$50 million.”According to Bulkan, no part of this sum was returned to Guyana’s Consolidated Fund and the GFC has over the years denied that large scale logging companies operating locally such as BaiShanLin, have been engaged in the practice despite the fact it offers no contrary evidence.“Underpricing leads to lower export commissions on the logs than the law provides, and on this massive scale the loss of revenue is considerable,” said BulkanThe illicit financial flows out of Guyana have since been estimated by the Washington-based Global Financial Integrity at US$84 million in 2003 rising almost continuously to US$440 million in 2012It has been reported that around half of the illicit flows between 2003 and 2012 are as a result of export under-invoicing.Bulkan in her assessment has stated that the logs harvested from State forests and shipped to China cannot be retrieved and restored to be living trees again, so to that extent, these State assets cannot be recovered, “but the lost revenue can be recovered.”She said too that the private property and other assets acquired through the contraventions of the civil service Code of Conduct (Integrity Commission Act) would surely come under the purview of SARU and if this is the case, “let us hope to see them high up in the list for early prosecution,” a commitment now given by SARU’s head, Dr Phillips.last_img read more