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

Tony Pulis tips Alan Pardew to be next England manager

September 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Hodgson is contracted to the Three Lions until July 2016 with the Football Association delaying fresh talks ahead of next year’s European Championship and Pulis believes Pardew must be in the running whenever a change comes. “I’ve heard people say Alan has spent a lot of money since he’s been there but he’s done a fantastic job,” he said. “When you look at Alan’s record over the years he has been as good as anyone and I know Roy will want to do this Euros and most probably the next World Cup but if you are looking for the next England manager Pardew has got to be looked at. “He is definitely one who would come into the frame. He’s done very well wherever he has been. He did a fantastic job at Newcastle and I don’t think he got the credit he deserved there. “He has been to Palace and picked it up. They have given him money to spent but he’s got players like (Yohan) Cabaye who have come in and done exceptionally well. “He deserves a lot of credit.” Pulis returns to Selhurst Park having left in August 2014 after steering the club to safety in the top flight in 2013-14, winning the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season. He is without defenders Jonas Olsson (groin) and Gareth McAuley (calf) while Salomon Rondon is also expected to miss out with a back injury he suffered in the 3-2 defeat to Everton on Monday. Press Association The Baggies lost a 2-0 lead against the Toffees and Pulis knows their away form has been key with the side earning seven of their eight points this season on the road. “Monday was a bad knock for us, we didn’t deserve to lose the game,” he said. “The home games were always going to be tough. Everton have been a top eight team, Southampton have been exceptional and then we had Man City and Chelsea. What’s been very good is the away form and that’s subsidised the lack of points at home.” Baggies head coach Pulis reckons Crystal Palace manager Pardew deserves to be in the running for the job when Roy Hodgson eventually leaves. Pulis goes back to his former club on Saturday with Pardew having guided the Eagles to seventh in the Barclays Premier League after some fine early-season form. West Brom chief Tony Pulis believes Alan Pardew could be the next England boss. last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Georgetown

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on December 15, 2016 at 11:57 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Old Big East rivals get together again on Saturday at noon, as two teams off to a less than ideal start search for a much-needed nonconference win. It’s Pearl Washington Day during Syracuse’s (6-3) matchup with Georgetown (6-4) in the Carrier Dome, where the university will honor the late Orange great who helped shaped the rivalry with the Hoyas.Here’s everything you need to know about John Thompson III’s team before the game.All-time series: Syracuse owns a 49-42 advantageLast time they played: In Mike Hopkins’ first game as interim head coach during Jim Boeheim’s nine-game suspension last year, Georgetown beat Syracuse at the Verizon Center, 79-72. It was the Orange’s second straight loss after starting the season 6-0. Michael Gbinije’s 23 points led four Orange in double figures, as Tyler Roberson, Trevor Cooney and Dajuan Coleman chipped in 15, 11 and 10, respectively. Big man Bradley Hayes, who is on this year’s team as well, led the Hoyas with 21 points and eight rebounds in the win.The Georgetown report: The Hoyas have won their last four after starting the season 2-4, a stretch that did include a 65-61 win against then-No. 13 Oregon in the Maui Invitational. Like the Orange, Georgetown lost to Wisconsin by double digits, 73-57. The Hoyas are led by Rodney Pryor and L.J. Peak, who combine to average 37 points per game. They are the only two players seeing over 22 minutes per game, as Thompson’s rotation can go as many as 10 or 11 deep.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAccording to Kenpom.com, 27.8 percent of Georgetown’s points come from the foul line. That’s the third-highest mark in that category nationally, so expect the Hoyas to attack inside the Syracuse zone more often than not. Georgetown’s 77.5-percent clip from the charity stripe ranks 18th in the country.How Syracuse beats the Hoyas: Even though Pryor may be the best 3-point shooter on the floor Saturday, Syracuse is better off forcing the Hoyas to chuck from deep rather than taking away the 3 and allowing them to get in the lane. With such a knack for getting to the line and hitting from the line, Georgetown – who is no stranger to breaking the zone – could wear down the Orange if whoever is atop the 2-3 lets ball-handlers split or lets a big operate from the foul line a la Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin. It’s unlikely Pryor, or anyone else on Georgetown, hurts Syracuse from long range like Boston University’s Cedric Hankerson (34 points on 10-of-20 from 3), so SU has a better chance of winning a game it already should if it doesn’t let the Hoyas thread the paint.Stat to know: 24.3 – According to Kenpom, sophomore big man Jessie Govan is used on 24.3 percent of possessions while on the court. That’s the highest mark on the team, even though he plays under 20 minutes per game.Player to watch: Rodney Pryor, guard, No. 23The graduate transfer from Robert Morris leads the Hoyas with 20.6 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He shoots a lights out 52.5 percent from deep (on a team-high 61 attempts) and boasts a 57.6 field-goal percentage overall. Pryor was an All-Northeastern Conference first team selection a season ago, and has been a rare bright spot in the Hoyas rough start to the 2016-17 season. Commentslast_img read more