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Somalia confirms 70 new COVID-19 cases

first_imgSomalia confirms 19 new COVID-19 cases “Map and flag of Somalia. Source: “”World reference atlas””” A handout photo made available by the Greek Organisation For The Public Health shows medical personnel make detection tests for Covid -19 to refugees from Somalia and Sudan hosted at a hotel in the area of Kranidi, Peloponnese, 20 April 2020. [Handout photo/EPA/EFE]Somalia has announced that 70 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the country during the last 24 hours. This takes the national COVID-19 tally  to 671.Somalia’s Minister of Health and Social Care Fowziya Abikar Nur announced in her daily briefing that 67 of the cases were recorded in Banadir region (Mogadishu and its environs) and three were registered in the breakaway region of Somaliland.The minister also announced that the country has recorded three deaths, taking the death toll from the disease to 31.Three more people have recovered from the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 34.The latest announcement comes amid fears of mass spread of the virus among the population, especially in the capital, Mogadishu, with some reports indicating that there are many cases not recorded by the government.Related Somalia confirms 29 new COVID-19 casescenter_img Eritrea confirms four more COVID-19 caseslast_img read more

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Dominica ranks high in world e-government development rating

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Dominica ranks high in world e-government development rating by: – December 5, 2012center_img 72 Views   one comment Tweet EGRIP workshop participants gathered at the Garraway HotelA top official within the Dominica Labour Party administration has announced that the island has significantly improved its rating in world e-government development.Parliamentary secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Kelver Darroux Key made this disclosure while addressing stakeholders with responsibility for information and technology from countries within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) who are gathered in Dominica to hold discussions on the implementation of the OECS, Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project (EGRIP).At Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the workshop at the Garraway Hotel, Darroux said that “significant developments across all technology sectors have created greater opportunities for all governments to deliver high quality services with ease”.He noted that information and technology complimenting each other are “crucial” to the “ability” to make informed and accurate decisions.Darroux further explained that the Dominica government has been creating an enabling environment for the adoption of e-government over the past few years with increasing success.Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Kelver Darroux“According to the United Nations, in 2005 Dominica was ranked 119 in the world e-government development ranking”.“In 2010 it jumped to 105 and this year we are standing out in the Caribbean at 73. This has been the best improvement in any countries ranking in the world from 2010 to 2012,” Darroux informed.He indicated that his government is looking forward to even “greater success” in technological development with the EGRIP and are “committed to work smarter and effectively as we introduce technologies that streamline our business processes.The governments of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have each received a soft loan financing in the amount of 1.5 million Eastern Caribbean dollars Special Drawing Rights from the World Bank for implementation of the project.The overall development objective of EGRIP is to promote efficiency, quality and transparency of public services in the beneficiary countries, through the delivery of regionally integrated e-government applications that take advantage of economies of scale.One of the subcomponents of EGRIP, subcomponent 1.3 aims at assisting countries in improving their e-government standards and architectures, as well as overall public sector ICT management and investment practices will also form part of deliberations over the next week.The EGRIP is being implemented by the regional E-Government Unit (REGU) of the OECS Secretariat. The workshop will climax on December15th.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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New Test Kit to Help Select the Best Antenna for an IoT Device

first_imgPulseLarsen Antennas and Copper Mountain Technologies have together introduced an IoTest Kit to accelerate the testing of suitable antennas for IoT devices.The new test kit includes easy-to-use purpose-built antenna testing software with help and educational materials and a full line of IoT antennas already mounted on demo boards to choose from in order to test, compare, set up reference levels and converge to the best tuning possible. It incorporates an industry-leading USB powered Antenna Analyzer P60 and its dedicated calibration kit P911 from Copper Mountain Technologies, an RF test and measurement specialist company.Click here to learn more about the IoTest Kit.last_img read more

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With Love Out, the Cavs Are in an All Too Familiar Position

first_imgSpecial to NEOSI by Adam SchabelAnother week, another injury to add to the list for the Cavs. The victim this time is Kevin Love, who is expected to miss six weeks with an injured left knee after surgery.The Cavs released a statement indicating that Love underwent surgery Tuesday morning to remove a “loose body” from the All-Star forward’s knee.This is tough news for the Cavs who are looking to repeat as NBA champions. The team is all too familiar when it comes to dealing with injuries.Center Chris Andersen, who was traded to the Charlotte Hornets last Monday, was lost for the season due to a torn ACL. J.R. Smith, their starting shooting guard, has been out since late December with a broken thumb. Iman Shumpert, who had been playing well in Smith’s absence, has missed the team’s last three games with a sprained ankle. Love has also missed games this season with recurring back spasms.The good news is that Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced that Shumpert would be returning to the lineup on Tuesday at Minnesota.Other positive news involves the injured Smith. ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Dave McMenamin reported on Monday that the guard was “progressing well in his recovery” and is on pace to return in mid-March, about three weeks from now. Smith has refuted the report, however, as he released a series of tweets and a video stating that there is “still a ways to go” in his recovery.In the meantime, the Cavs have to pick up the pieces and play on, they have no other choice.Since LeBron James returned to the team in 2014, the Cavs have dealt with significant injuries. In LeBron’s homecoming season he missed two weeks in order to recover from an injured back and knee. Love missed the majority of the playoffs that same season with a dislocated shoulder. Kyrie Irving then struggled throughout the playoffs with an injured knee and was eventually knocked out of the NBA Finals after suffering a broken kneecap. Shumpert, who was acquired by the Cavs that season from the Knicks, had a dislocated shoulder and missed significant time at the beginning of his Cavs tenure.Luckily, Smith and Love will both be back before the playoffs with just enough time to get re-acclimated with the team.In January, Cleveland acquired sharpshooter Kyle Korver from Atlanta in order to help minimize the damage of Smith’s absence. The team also signed forward Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract last week in order to give them some depth. The Cavs are used to playing undermanned so the team should not be worried, especially because they have James. He exerted confidence when he met with the media on Tuesday.In a quote from ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, James said, “as long as I’m in the lineup, we’ve got a chance. We good. Kev is out. Kev is out for an extended period of time. J.R. has been out. But I’m in the lineup. I’ll be suiting up, we’ve got a chance against anybody. I ain’t worried.”James is right, there is no need to panic, players just need to step up and have a “next man up” mentality. Williams will inevitably have a larger role now that Love is out and he will most likely be retained for the rest of the season. Williams has played well since joining the team which warranted praise from James.One thing the Cavs cannot do is overwork James because Love is out. Lue said that the team will still “go about their plan” of lowering James’ minutes to around 32-34 per game. Lue also mentioned that the Cavs will prioritize the health of their players, even if it costs the team the number one seed in the East. Cleveland currently holds a two game lead over the second seeded Boston Celtics. Lue is right on point and as long as the Cavs are fully healthy when the playoffs roll around, they will be in great shape to defend their title. Related TopicsCavsKevin LoveNBA Adrienne Goehlercenter_img In Adrienne Goehler’s household, there was no escape becoming a Cleveland sports and Buckeyes fan growing up; that’s where her passion began. An athlete her whole life, Adrienne is channeling that competitive spirit for the game as a columnist for NEO Sports Insiders. She has a background working with web-based software for use by professionals in the broadcast industry, and experience involving major league sports.last_img read more

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GAME NOTES: Argos Take Aim at Sixth Straight Title in GSC Tournament

first_imgGAME NOTES: Argos Take Aim at Sixth Straight Title in GSC Tournament Share Hector Vega (Photo by Chris Nelson) center_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s soccer team will look to win their sixth straight Gulf South Conference championship this weekend at the GSC tournament held at Brosnaham Park. UWF serves at host of the GSC tournament for the seventh consecutive year, dating back to 2005. The Argonauts will rematch Alabama-Huntsville in the first round and look to bounce back after UAH edged UWF 1-0 Sunday on a controversial penalty kick in the 108th minute of double overtime. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.UWF NEWS AND NOTES11/4-6: GSC TournamentGSC Tournament:For the seventh straight year West Florida will host the GSC tournament at Brosnaham Park, dating back to 2005. West Florida has won the GSC tournament the past five years in a row.Vengeance:UWF will rematch UAH in the first round of the GSC tournament. The two teams met this past Sunday and the Chargers edged the Argos 1-0 in double overtime on a controversial penalty kick in the 108th minute of double overtime. West Florida is looking to bounce back and snap their three game losing streak.GSC Leaders:UWF is leading the conference in corners per game (7.44), Nick Salafrio is leading the conference in assists per game (.44), and Ramon Sealy leads the conference in goals against average (.74).200 wins:Head coach Bill Elliott is closing in on his 200th win as head coach at West Florida. Coach Elliott is 198-88-28 at UWF and looks to obtain his 200th win in the GSC tournament.Home sweet home:West Florida was flawless at home this season finishing 5-0-2. The Argos made the final home game against Harding interesting going into overtime. It could not have been more fitting that four year UWF senior Marquel Waldron scored the winning goal for the Argos to clinch the perfect 2011 home record.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Senate Proposed End To Alaska Performance Scholarship, Pause On Curriculum Review

first_imgThe Senate is also proposing a 5% cut to the Base Student Allocation, which is a per-pupil formula which is used to calculate individuals district’s funding. The State Senate says that reduction would return the BSA to its 2014 level. Senate Finance Co-Chair Anna MacKinnon… Sen. MacKinnon(R-Eagle River): “If we’re successful in working with the other body and creating the Alaska Innovation Education Grant Fund, all [APS] funds remaining would be available for future allocation. That process includes the Department of Education and Early Development working with school districts to talk about transformation and innovation and come to the Governor and present those proposals to the Governor and should he include those in his proposals for FY19, then submit that request to the Legislature. So, it’s not an apples-for-apples, but what we have done inside of apples-for-apples inside those various pieces of legislation is provided ways for districts to respond to a cut in this year’s BSA.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享To cut the state’s education budget without further reducing per-pupil funding formulas, the State Senate has proposed ending the Alaska Performance Scholarship [APS] and giving school districts a three-year break from curriculum reviews. The Alaska Performance Scholarship currently provides college and career funding for students who met certain grade and curriculum requirements.last_img read more

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Auburn names local product Jalen Harris as starting TE

first_imgSt. James High School's Jalen Harris announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.St. James High School’s Jalen Harris announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.AUBURN — Local product Jalen Harris, a three-star local prospect from St. James School in Montgomery, was named Auburn’s starting tight end in his first college season.“Jalen is a guy that’s really came in, and really what’s impressed me is how physical he’s been as a true freshman,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday. “He played a similar position in high school in his high school offense, and I think that’s helped him too.”Harris was rated as a three-star prospect by most of the recruiting services after he led St. James to a 2014 regional championship. Harris had 23 catches for 381 yards and four touchdowns in his senior season for a primarily run-based offense in high school. The Auburn Authority Blogdetailed earlier in preseason camp that Harris had a legit chance to win the starting job as a true freshman.Malzahn said Tuesday it was his physicality that earned Harris the nod over redshirt freshman Chris Laye for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against Louisville (2:30 p.m., CBS)Laye graduated early and was able to enroll in January 2014 so he has the experience edge over Harris but both will likely see the field in certain situations. In Auburn’s first scrimmage of the preseason, Harris wasn’t afraid of run-dominated action and that aggressiveness impressed the Tigers coaching staff early.“We knew when we recruited (Harris) that we needed him to help us early, and as far as the blocking and the physical part, that’s really what stood out to me,” Malzahn said Tuesday.Malzahn also discussed Tuesday the evolution of the tight end position in his offensive scheme as he enters his third year at Auburn.“You see us from year to year be a little bit different with the tight end, so I don’t want to tell all our secrets here before the first game,” Malzahn said. “We’ll have a tight end on the field from time to time.”St. James High School's Jalen Harris announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.St. James High School’s Jalen Harris announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.During the offseason, Harris was given one-on-one training from former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen before he was tragically killed in the car accident.“He’s willing to stick his head in there and be physical and he’s got good hands,” Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said. “We usually have a guy like Lutz or C.J. (Uzomah) that can put their hand down, play in the backfield (and) flex out. Jalen will be that style of player. He’ll get to where he can do multiple things. He’s not just playing with his hand down right now.” St. James High School's Jalen Harris holds up an Auburn Jersey with his name on it as he announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.St. James High School’s Jalen Harris holds up an Auburn Jersey with his name on it as he announces that he is signing to play college football at Auburn on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at St. James in Montgomery, Ala.last_img read more

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Prep Sports Scoreboard- Tuesday, November 26th

first_img About Connatix V56490 The Cathedral hockey team blew out Fergus Falls 15-0 in its season opener at the MAC Tuesday night. The Crusaders raised their Class A state championship banner prior to the game.Jack Smith scored five goals for CHS in the win, while Blake Perbix dished out six assists.ELSEWHERE: 1080p HD 360p 720p HD Boys HockeyMahtomedi 8, Sartell 1St. Cloud 4, Elk River 3-August Falloon 2G for StCGentry Academy 8, Sauk Rapids-Rice 0Girls BasketballWillmar 55, Sartell 45Brainerd 80, Sauk Rapids-Rice 38Alexandria 57, Tech 36Sauk Centre 69, Cathedral 44-Charita Lewis 14 for CathedralPrinceton 64, Apollo 21Girls HockeySartell/Sauk Rapids 4, Fergus Falls 1-Nora Sauer 2G for SSRRiver Lakes 6, Prairie Centre 2center_img 1/1 Auto (360p) About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip last_img read more

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The IRS. What you need to know.

first_imgWASHINGTON, D. C. (WLAF) – Many of us are left with questions during the COVID-19 pandemic about the IRS.  If you are in that boat, connect HERE.  Hopefully, this will answer your questions or at least offer some reassurance of where you stand with 2019 and the IRS.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 04/02/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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Cahill calls for Conte’s future to be resolved

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Conte signed an improved contract last summer – but not an extension – to his three-year deal which expires in June 2019.And after winning the FA Cup the Italian said he “can’t change” and is a “serial winner”, effectively calling for the club, owned by Roman Abramovich, to back him or sack him.“Us, as players, we don’t have any impact on that situation,” Cahill added.“I’m sure, if I was a guessing man, they obviously will have spoken, between the club and the manager. And let’s see.“I’m sure the manager will make the best decision for himself and his family. And I’m sure the club will make the best decision they feel.Embed from Getty Images See also:FA Cup triumph was a career highlight, says ConteJuventus seem unlikely to sign MorataSarri hints he is leaving NapoliNevin: Another loan move might be best for Loftus-CheekFerdinand: Cahill does not deserve England placeLoftus-Cheek wishes he made loan move soonerCriticism of Cahill has been unfair – Sinclair “It’s totally out of our hands. All I can say is it’s been a great finish. If the manager stays on next year, he stays on.“If he doesn’t, he’s gone away with a Premier League and FA Cup. I think that’s something everyone at the club can be proud of.“We really had to win this game to save the season. And when I say that I don’t mean save it and all of a sudden it’s a massive success.“At the same time it’s an FA Cup and we’ve won a trophy this year, which a number of teams haven’t managed to do.“When you look at it in terms of last year, Premier League title, and then the FA Cup it’s not too bad.“Over four years that’s two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and one runners-up. For me that’s success.”center_img Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for “the uncertainty to be put to bed” over the future of head coach Antonio Conte.The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final on Saturday as Conte completed the eason with a second trophy in English football, after winning the Premier League title in his first campaign.A fifth-placed finish, missing out on Champions League qualification, has added to speculation the FA Cup final will be Conte’s last match as Blues boss after an at-times fractious campaign.AdChoices广告Cahill believes a decision must be made one way or the other.Asked what it would take for the Blues to move on and make the necessary close-season preparations, Cahill said: “Probably for the uncertainty to be put to bed and for whatever’s going to happen to happen.“It’s out of our hands. We have to try to deliver on the pitch. We fell short in some aspects this season but (on Saturday) we produced. The rest behind the scenes is not down to us.”Embed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more