Fire at Wolfson College

May 3, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgFire broke out at Wolfson College around 7.30 on Sunday 15th June in one of the on-site accommodation blocks. The fire is believed to have been started by a grill being left on in one of the kitchens, although Fire investigators are seeking to confirm this. A student at Wolfson told Cherwell that the fire was limited to the flat, and was initially spotted by another student who alerted residents to the fire. Incident commander Nigel Wilson told the Oxford Mail that “the actual seat of the fire and the communal area were very badly damaged – the flats only suffered smoke and heat damage.” At least three fire engines were reportedly in attendance as well as an ambulance. There was concern over one female student remaining unaccounted for, with firefighters having to enter the building through a third floor window to search rooms in the block. It later emerged the missing student had been sleeping elsewhere. No one was injured in the incident.last_img read more

Trump to announce deal to buy 150 million rapid COVID tests

October 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgUS President Donald Trump will announce on Thursday a deal for 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests as he eyes a return to normal life ahead of November’s elections, White House officials told AFP.The purchase from Abbott Laboratories is part of a $750 million deal with the company, a senior administration official said.It comes a day after the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency approval for a rapid test made by the Illinois-based firm that is billed as costing $5 and giving results in 15 minutes. “This is a major development that will help our country to remain open, get Americans back to work and kids back to school,” White House communications director Alyssa Farah said. “The Trump Administration is proud to partner with Abbott labs to make this purchase possible to help the American people.”CNBC reported Trump will debut the deal in a speech Thursday accepting his party’s nomination for a second term on the final night of the Republican National Convention. Abbott did not respond to a request for comment. Topics :center_img The United States is home to the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak, with more than 180,000 deaths and 5.8 million cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.Trump is up against former vice president Joe Biden in what is expected to be a tough re-election contest in November, with voters weighing the impact from the COVID-19 outbreak that’s also caused tens of millions of job losses and a sharp economic downturn.Expanding testing is seen as key to controlling the spread of the coronavirus, and Abbott said on Wednesday the test called BinaxNOW, which is about the size of a credit card, is 97 percent sensitive within the first seven days of symptom onset.It will be coupled with a free app called NAVICA that will let people display their recent testing results upon demand.”BinaxNOW and the NAVICA app give us an affordable, easy-to-use, scalable test, and a complementary digital health tool to help us have a bit more normalcy in our daily lives,” Abbott CEO Robert B. Ford said in a statement.last_img read more

Delta Principal’s Cup: Okowa Applauds Zenith, Promises Bus for Next Winner

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has heaped praises on Zenith Bank, the sponsors of the state’s Principals’ Cup football competition for secondary schools after a successful completion of the second edition.Marvel International School, Ughelli, emerged champions after defeating St. Paul’s College, Ozoro 6-5 on penalties in the final. Full time ended 1-1.The governor said the support from Zenith Bank had been immense as he also announced that next year’s winner would win a school bus as star prize.He also announced the start of Headmasters Cup, with the winner also getting a school bus.“The future still holds a lot for students of Delta state,” he said.“I must thank our sponsor Zenith Bank for what they have been doing because this is the second edition, we are very proud of Zenith Bank.“I hope they will continue to help the state and hope by next year, the schools that qualified for the final will be camped together for some days before the game, so that they will be able to display more football prowess.“Last year I said we need to go back to the grassroots and catch them young, so we are going to be having the Headmasters’ Cup next which had already received approval.“Apart from the sum of N200,000 that will be giving to the best performers like the Most Valuable Player, Best Goalkeeper, Highest Goal Scorer, by the year 2019, the school that will win the final will go home with a bus and also the winner of the Headmasters’ Cup.”Meanwhile, the MD/CEO of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, who was ably represented by the Zonal Head, Asaba of the bank, Lucky Ighade, has assured of the bank’s commitment to the completion.The MD gave kudos to the finalists as he described all of them as winners having gone from the preliminary stage to the final.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

City Storm Everton in Title Push

September 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe Premier League resumes this weekend after a two-week halt due to the international break and leaders, Manchester City, visit ninth-placed, Everton at Goodison Park today in a game the Citizens are expected to go all out as Pep Guardiola has intensified his resolve to put the title to bed as early as possible. On Sunday, Chelsea welcome Tottenham in a London derby as both teams target a top-four place in what is perhaps the fixture of the weekendShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more