Kenya confirms first case of coronavirus in East Africa

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe woman’s temperature had returned to normal and she was stable and recovering in isolation, he said.It is the first confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the East African region. Kenya announced its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Friday, saying a woman who returned from the United States tested positive for the illness in Nairobi.”I want to inform you that the Ministry of Health has confirmed the first coronavirus case in Kenya,” Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe told reporters.”The case is a Kenyan citizen who traveled back to Nairobi, returning from the United States of America via London, United Kingdom, on March 5, 2020.” Topics :last_img read more

No. 4: Uncertainty among running backs

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgWith Syracuse football training camp approaching, The Daily Orange beat writers, Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty, Matt Schneidman and Paul Schwedelson, will reveal the top 15 preseason storylines with a new one every other day. Make sure to check dailyorange.com and click here to see all the posts as we count down to camp.Syracuse’s running backs underperformed last season, scoring just two touchdowns, and none of its top three rushers will return to the position group in 2015. Prince-Tyson Gulley and Adonis Ameen-Moore graduated while Ervin Philips is switching to the hybrid position.That leaves juniors Devante McFarlane and George Morris — neither found the end zone last season — as the only returners. Freshmen Dontae Strickland and Jordan Fredericks may also see playing time among a position group without a proven star.While McFarlane is listed as the starter on the preseason depth chart, little separates him and Morris. Both are 6 feet tall and McFarlane weighs 193 pounds compared to Morris’ 190. More importantly, neither separated themselves during spring practices as they adjusted to taking the bulk of the carries.Last season McFarlane rushed for 169 yards on 28 attempts, 86 of them coming on one run and averaging 3.1 yards per carry on all other runs during the season. Morris carried the ball 35 times for 101 yards, an average of 2.9 yards per carry.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEntering training camp, Strickland is listed ahead of Fredericks on the depth chart, though Scout.com rated both with three stars and both put up big-time numbers in their senior years of high school. Strickland ran for 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns on 102 carries at South Brunswick (New Jersey) High School. At Lawrence (New York) High School, Fredericks rushed 184 times for 2,156 yards and 35 touchdowns.Tim Lester has a stable of unproven running backs in his first full season as offensive coordinator. But with that uncertainty comes the opportunity for players to step up and rebound from last year. Comments Published on July 31, 2015 at 8:00 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

First International Mermaid Museum in Washington

August 5, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFacebook234Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryThe Roberts family, founders of Westport Winery and Ocean’s Daughter Distillery, plan to build the world’s first International Mermaid Museum. The focus will be on marine life and merfolk mythology, to honor their years on and below the water, and to create a fun and engaging learning environment. The museum will reside on the property of their renowned Westport Winery Garden Resort located halfway between Aberdeen and Westport in Washington State.You may be asking yourself, what is a Mermaid Museum? The goal of the museum is to create a learning center that will offer education to all ages about the underwater world by wrapping it in merfolk mythology. The museum will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. The non-profit group intends to develop a curriculum with an educational emphasis on teaching children to write their own myth or create merfolk art. And finally, they would like to fund scholarships for local students who do not “fit” into the traditional college model. Specifically, awarding scholarships to students who need assistance in schooling that will allow them to work in the local maritime industry.The non-profit’s board of directors includes a “gossip” of mermaids: Kim Roberts, Carrie Roberts and Jamie Walsh of Aberdeen; Karyl Vasereno, Jill Jacobs and Brook Maples of Westport; Deb Blake of Cosmopolis; Susan Conniry of Ocean Shores; Dodie Brogan of Elma; Jane Hewitt of Montesano; and Laurie Bowman of South Bend.There is no other museum in the world dedicated to mermaids. So why did the Roberts family decide to create the first?Kim Roberts, who created the concept for the museum, says it has a clear mission. “First and foremost, we want to teach our local students and visitors about the world’s unique ocean ecology from seashore to the seafloor. We think that offering this through the mythology of merfolk will allow the museum to engage all ages in a fun and unique manner. When you look around the world, virtually all seafaring nations have mermaid lore. This is one of those things that unites different cultures.”Blain Roberts, who partners with his wife Kim, and their adult children Carrie and Dana in the businesses, said, “Since we opened the winery in 2008, we have donated a portion of the proceeds from each wine to different local charities. These contributions total over $500,000. As we launch Ocean’s Daughter Distillery, we see an opportunity to create a legacy gift to our community.”Winery general manager Carrie Roberts said, “As I was growing up my parents owned the largest charter scuba diving business in Hawaii. I had a special opportunity not afforded to most kids to learn from them about the undersea world. At the same time, Disney produced The Little Mermaid, so I was doubly captivated.”Both Blain and Kim were US Coast Guard licensed boat captains. Plus, Blain was a renown underwater photographer and Kim, as an architect, also owned an art gallery. Kim said, “We think we can bring in the lore of mermaids along with art, music, literature, and even the hoaxes, to create a captivating experience.”The family said the idea started when one of their lifetime friends decided to mail his entire shell collection to them. Among the rarities was a shell called a mermaid’s comb. Blain told the rest of the family about the shell’s nature of not sinking in the sediment because of its spines. Kim said, “While he was talking, I was imagining a mermaid running it through her hair because of its evocative name.” This became the inspiration for creating a museum.Inquiries about making financial donations or items to include in the display are encouraged by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

Track and Field Heads to Tom Botts Invitational

December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFollowing the Tom Botts Invitational the Bulldogs are set to return home for the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee from April 26-28 at Drake Stadium. Print Friendly Version The Drake University track and field teams are set for their final tune-up before the Drake Relays this weekend at the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Mo. Field events are scheduled to kick off Friday at 4:30 p.m. before track events start at 7 p.m. Action is set to resume Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. followed by 1 p.m. for track events. Schedule Start Lists The Bulldogs are coming off a strong weekend at the Jim Duncan Invitational where senior Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) shattered the school triple jump record with a jump of 41-8.5 (12.71m). Rolle also ran a leg on the team’s first-place 4×100 meter relay. The teams picked up 13 event wins including a 400 meter win for Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) and a win in the 400-meter hurdles from Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) who just narrowly missed her personal best. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a season best time of 13.79 which matches the leading time this season in the Valley. Story Links Live Results The men’s team swept first, second and third in both the 100 meters and 400-meter hurdles as Kundai Maguranyanga (Glen Zorah, Zimbabwe) and Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) won their respective events. Magurananga’s finish of 10.61 ranks fourth this season in the Valley.last_img read more

Hoodie Travel Pillow

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAre you sick of waking up with your head flopping about while drool drips onto your collar? Not a fan of finding yourself snuggled up inappropriately close to your neighbour? Well according to the makers you can protect your neck (and your dignity) in comfort and style with the Hoodie Travel Pillow. The inflatable neck-brace design provides support while you sleep, while the integrated fleece hoodie (with privacy drawstring) lets you hide away from the light and the possible prying eyes of fellow travellers. See here for to learn more;  http://www.firebox.com/product/6083/Hoodie-Travel-Pillowlast_img read more

Five must-see experiences at National FFA Convention

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest You will not want to leave Indianapolis without taking part in these five thingsThe 89th National FFA Convention & Expo will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 19 to 22. The four-day convention is an unforgettable experience for students who attend. FFA members from across the nation come together once a year to celebrate their achievements and become motivated for what’s next. This year Indianapolis will be packed full of opportunities for attendees to engage in including general sessions, motivational keynote speakers, tours, concerts, service projects and more.Navigating the sea of blue corduroy jackets at convention can be a little overwhelming at times. Listed below are five “must-see” experiences you will want to do before leaving the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo.Download the National FFA Convention & Expo mobile appAvailable on iOS and Android, this brand new and engaging app is a must have for convention and is a free download. The app features a full and customizable schedule, general information, tour and shuttle information, safety features and more. It operates with limited to no Internet connection, making it convenient to use on the go.Visit the Career and College ExpoEach year several companies and organizations exhibit at the Career Expo and give FFA members who attend a chance to talk and network with industry professionals or possible future employers. The opportunity to engage with these companies and organizations helps prepare students for future career success — one of the three pillars that make up the National FFA Organization’s mission statement.In addition to visiting with industry professionals and businesses, students are able to talk with representatives from different colleges from across the country and learn about their educational programs — it’s not often that so many colleges are all in one location at the same time.“Colleges and Universities from across the country are looking for FFA members to enroll in their programs,” said Amy Jo Baughman, Program Coordinator in the Office of Prospective Student Services at The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “If FFA has sparked a passion for leadership and learning then make it a point to stop by the collegiate booths at the Career Expo to begin planning your future after high school.”Convention WorkshopsStudents are able to register and attend various workshops throughout convention with topics such as service and decision-making. By participating in workshops, students are able to build relationships with FFA members from different states while developing their personal leadership skills.Living to ServeAnother must-see while walking around the convention expo is National FFA’s Living to Serve Boot Camp booth. Located in Expo Booth 1, the booth simulates a “boot camp” feel while inviting students to learn how to identify a community need and plan a service project to address that need.“After students attend our booth they will leave with a plan for a service project they can implement in their communities,” said Daniel Zimmerman, Living to Serve Program Manager at the National FFA Organization. “They can take their plan and meet with their advisor, officer team or other members of their chapter to expand their plan and actually put it into action.”The Living to Serve team is offering an FFA Week Grant to support the implementation of these service projects during FFA Week in mid-February next year. Information about the grant can be found on National FFA’s Living to Serve website: www.ffa.org/livingtoserve. Applications are due on November 16, 2016.Sydney Snider’s retiring address from National FFA OfficeConvention marks the end of an experience-filled year of service with the National FFA Organization for 2015-2016 Eastern Region Vice President, Sydney Snider.Snider will deliver her Retiring Address on October 20, 2016 (Thursday evening) during the Third General Session at approximately 9 p.m. in the Indianapolis Convention Center.FFA members, advisors, parents and business leaders alike will be inspired and awed at one young person’s representation of what leadership development looks like in an organization such as the FFA.  Snider was elected to the 2015-2016 National FFA Officer team at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. She previously served as the 2013-2014 Ohio FFA State Secretary and 2014-2015 Ohio FFA State President. Her FFA career began as a member of the Felicity-Franklin FFA chapter where her advisor is Mrs. Holly Jennings.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 19 June 2010

December 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_img“Fab Labs”, Reinventing Manufacturing Related Posts Co-located with CloudCamp LondonCo-located with Green IT conferenceFree-to-attend exhibition with seminar and scenario theatreFree-to-attend evening awards presentationHear from leading case studies on how they have integrated cloud computing and SaaS into their working practicesLearn from the key players offering cloud and SaaS servicesEvening networking party for all attendees5 – 7 July 2010: Marseilles, FranceLift France ’10Lift France gathers pioneers from all over the world to explore how the technologies and concepts of the Web are changing the real world. Through a combination of workshops, inspiring talks, and innovative demos, Lift offers a chance to anticipate the major shifts ahead, and meet the people who drive them. Blake Chandlee, VP & Commercial Director, EMEA, FacebookNicki Kenyon, Vice President, Digital Marketing APMEA, MasterCardReynold D’Silva, Global Brand Marketing Manager, UnileverPooja Arora, Brand Manager, P&GThomas Crampton, Asia-Pacific Director, 360 Digital Influence, Ogilvy Public Relations WorldwideLito S. German, Marketing Director, BMW Group AsiaRanjeet-Shandu Singh, Digital Project Manager, Ogilvy One SingaporeDerek Yeo, Head of Marketing, Tiger Airways 29 – 30 June 2010: LondonCloud Computing World Forum The 2nd annual Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event to learn and discuss the development, integration, adoption and future of cloud computing and SaaS. Building on the success of the 2009 show, this two day conference and free-to-attend exhibition will provide a focused platform for the global cloud and SaaS industry. Show highlights include: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “Privacy Revisited”, Protect and ProjectSpeakers include Sam Pitroda, advisor to India’s PM on innovation; Alma Whitten, Google’s privacy lead; Haakon Karlsen, Fab Labs Foundation; Michael Cross, FreeOurData.org; Amit Zoran, MIT Smart Cities Lab; Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French minister for the Digital Economy; Geoff Mulgan, the Young Foundation.7 July 2010: Melbourne, AustraliaDigital Sport SummitDigital Sport Summit is Australia’s premier sport and digital media event. Hear from social media pioneers who are changing the face of Australian sport. Learn how social media and mobile technology is taking fan engagement to a whole new level.Speakers on the day will cover a variety of topics including:iPhone application development for sportConvincing management of the case for social mediaHow to monetize social mediaFantasy sportsSocial media from an athlete’s perspectiveWith speakers representing Essendon Football Club, Cricket Victoria, Herald Sun, Football Federation Australia and more. Digital Sport Summit will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.22 – 23 September 2010: SingaporeSocial Media World Forum AsiaSocial Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010. The event will be taking place at the larger venue – The Suntec Conference Centre – before the F1 Singapore night race. Two days of interactive and engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking. Speakers include: For those of you with your head in the cloud, we’ve got two big events for you in the next few weeks. Salesforce.com is holding Cloudforce 2010, which will have “more than 35 Cloud Leaders on the tradeshow floor and 18 expert-led breakout sessions.” A few days later, the Cloud Computing World Forum will take place in London, which will “provide a focused platform for the global cloud and SaaS industry.”You can import individual events in the Events Guide into Google Calendar using the link beside each entry, or download the entire thing as an iCal file (which is importable into Google Calendar, Outlook, Windows Live Calendar, etc.) or even view it as a world map. Know of something cool taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.21 – 25 June 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaSemTech 2010SemTech 2010 is the world’s largest, most authoritative conference on semantic technology. The programs covers semantics in enterprise computing, consumer applications, search, Linked Data and social networking. SemTech is the place where the entire community gathers to do business – entrepreneurs and investors, researchers and product developers, marketers and customers.This year we have in-depth focus on industry applications in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Open Government, Publishing, Finance and Advertising. Case studies will be provided by early adopters including Best Buy, Biogen, Blue Cross, Boeing, Cleveland Clinic, DoD, Group M, Merck, Nokia, Pearson, Pfizer, Salesforce.com, US Air Force, University of Texas and the World Bank. The conference hashtag is #SemTech.22 June 2010: San Jose, CaliforniaCloudforce 2010Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announces Cloudforce 2010, the largest cloud computing event of the year. This industry, customer and developer event is being held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. With the arrival of Cloud 2, the next generation of cloud computing that is collaborative, real-time and mobile, an entirely new economy has emerged.Some of the biggest names in technology are participating in Cloudforce 2010 – from the world’s largest software companies like BMC and CA, to technology pioneers like Dell and VMware and several surprise guests – all to educate the technology community on how they can realize tremendous success with Cloud 2. Cloudforce 2010 will provide the roadmap for the cloud computing industry with more than 35 Cloud Leaders on the tradeshow floor and 18 expert-led breakout sessions. Salesforce.com will also announce the arrival of Salesforce Chatter. Register here.22 – 24 June 2010: Santa Clara, CaliforniaVelocity Now in its third year, Velocity – the Web Performance and Operations Conference from O’Reilly Media – is dedicated to helping people build a better Internet that is Fast by Default. Join hundreds of web developers and experts under one roof from June 22-24, 2010 in Santa Clara, CA Velocity packs a wealth of big ideas, know-how, and connections into three concentrated days. You’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned immediately for high impact results and you’ll come away prepared for what’s ahead. O’Reilly Velocity 2010 is the premier conference dedicated to building industrial strength sites, at internet speed. Velocity”>Register Now and save 25% with discount code “vel10rww”. People Hacks”, Distributing Control and Knowledgecenter_img ReadWrite Sponsors A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.29 – 30 March 2011: LondonSocial Media World Forum EuropeSocial Media World Forum Europe: Two days of interactive & engaging conference featuring leading key figure keynotes, brand case studies, topical Q&A and debates, exhibition hall, workshops and networking.Social Media World Forum Europe is continuing to evolve and deliver an event which is second to none, ensuring our audience receive the maximum potential from attending our shows. New for 2011 we have introduced interactive panel discussions, live streamed debate sessions, collaborative learning, break-out group discussions, open Q&A portions in every session, open workshops, with group discussions and interactive zones within the exhibition hall. We have introduced the Online Marketing Toolbox Workshops, educating in all elements of the online marketing mix, such as SEO, Paid Search, Affiliate, Mobile & Apps. The perfect toolbox to complete your online marketing strategy.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. Together we will explore 4 major topics:“Web Squared”, Making Sense of the World through Shared Data Tags:#Events Guide#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Another rape video goes viral in Bihar

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Goal is to nurture many more for London 2012: Lakshmi Mittal

November 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWith players from the Mittal Champions Trust bagging 12 medals including five Gold in the Commonwealth Games so far, billionaire India-born businessman Lakshmi Mittal said the goal is to “prepare” and “nurture” many more such sportspersons for London Olympics.”I am delighted with the performance of Mittal Champions at CWG 2010 and am hopeful that under continued world-class professional guidance and care, they will emerge victorious on the Olympic stage as well. At MCT, our goal is to prepare and nurture many more such sportspersons for London 2012,” Mittal, Trustee of MCT, said in a statement.Since November 2005, MCT has been grooming some of India’s next generation of champions.Set up by Mittal, Chairman and CEO, ArcelorMittal and his son-in-law Amit Bhatia, MCT’s target is to promote India on the Olympic platform.The Trust provides selected athletes with coaching, training centers, nutrition, physiotherapy and any other support they might need to compete in their sport.Incidentally, Abhinav Bindra, country’s first individual gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, is also a product of the Trust.In the current Games, five gold, five silver and two bronze medals have been won so far by the players sponsored by MCT in archery, wrestling and shooting.Bhatia said the success of the MCT athletes has only strengthened their belief that India has tremendous talent and potential to take a lead in the international sporting arena.”This was just the encouragement we needed to scale-up our preparation for London 2012,” he said.The statement said 17 sportspersons, sponsored by MCT, are competing in categories like squash (Joshana Chinappa), archery (Bombayla Devi and Mangal Singh Champia), boxing (Dinesh Kumar, Akhil Kumar, S. Samoonta), wrestling (Yogeshwar Dutt, Narsingh Yadav, Geeta Kumari, Babita Kumari), shooting (Abhinav Bindra, Ronjan Sodhi, Lajja Gauswami, Suma Shirur, Heena Sidhu) and athletics (Srabani Nanda and Siddhant Thingalaya).advertisementlast_img read more

9 months agoLeicester boss Puel explains Barnes recall

October 28, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel explains Barnes recallby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel says it was the right time to recall Harvey Barnes from his loan at West Brom.Barnes returned to his parent club on Friday and trained with the rest of the Leicester team. Puel could include him in the squad for the Premier League match at home to Southampton on Saturday.”He has been brought back for many reasons but the primary reason is because he can help us,” said Puel. “The player has progressed, and I would like to thank West Bromwich and their manager for giving him the opportunities to play.”It is difficult (for West Brom) to lose a player like this but it is a good moment for him to come back and help his team-mates.”Harvey can bring different options. He can play on the left side, he can play as a striker and he can play just behind the striker. He is an attacking player and he has penetration.”He is a clinical player. He can start a move and finish a move. He is a complete player. These are his qualities.”He is a player from our academy and it is pleasing to see him show personality and character in his game, I like this.” last_img read more