Africa’s COVID-19 cases now at 1,237,070: Africa CDC

first_imgSouth Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 787,000 FILE PHOTO: A health worker walks between beds at a temporary field hospital set up by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) during the COVID-19 outbreak in Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, South Africa, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings -/File PhotoThe number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Africa stood at 1,237,070 on Sunday as countries on the continent continue to report declines in new infections.The latest figures from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention show that the continent has also reported 29,430.South Africa remains the hardest-hit country on the continent, having reported 622,551 cases and 13,981 deaths.The numbers represent 50.3 percent of the continent’s caseload and 47.5 percent of its deaths.Egypt is the second-worst-hit country in Africa, having registered 98,497 infections and 5,376 deaths.Other than the top two most-affected countries, Morocco (60,056) and Nigeria (53,727) are the only other African countries that have recorded more than 50,000 COVID-19 infections.Further on, eight countries on the continent have reported more than 30,000 infections.The continent has however seen a recent decline in new cases, pointing towards progress in its fight against the virus.Relatedcenter_img COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 371,000last_img read more

Argos Place Five on All-GSC Team; Lafrance Earns Pitcher of the Year

first_img Jillian Lafrance (Photo by Ron Besser) Share Argos Place Five on All-GSC Team; Lafrance Earns Pitcher of the Yearcenter_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Argonaut softball team tabbed five spots on this year’s All-Gulf South Conference teams. Pitcher Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) and first basemen Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) were both named to the All-GSC First Team, as Lafrance captured the GSC East Pitcher of the Year laurel. Pitcher Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS), shortstop Caurie Miller (Orlando, Fla./Troy), and leftfielder Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) earned Second Team garners after a successful 2009 regular season. Lafrance was a four-time GSC Pitcher of the Week award winner this season, possessing a 1.37 ERA on the season. The junior threw 204 frames to lead the GSC, tying the league with 23 wins. Her 200 fanned batters rank among the GSC . Lafrance has consistently ranked in the NCAA Division II top ten in wins, and has danced among the nation’s top 25 in earned run average. She earned a place on last year’s All-GSC Second Team, and earned her first First Team selection after another dominate season in the circle. Miles spent her first season with the Argonauts, and led the team with a .344 batting average. Her 55 hits, 12 doubles, and nine homeruns ranks her at the top of UWF’s offense. The junior also drove in a team-high 44 runs, slugging a .588 on the season. Defensively, Miles made just six errors this season for a .977 fielding percentage. Burge rounds out her four year career at West Florida with an All-GSC selection after breaking UWF’s career strikeout record. Burge fanned 192 batters in 170 innings pitched this season to total 714 career punch outs for the Argos. The senior posted a 17-9 record in the regular season, holding her opponents to a .217 at the plate. Miller garnered her first All-GSC honor in her senior season with the Argos after providing consistency and composure in the middle infield. Miller’s relentless patience at the plate ranks her second among GSC competitors in walks, drawing 38 so far. The shortstop’s .265 average led to 41 hits and nine doubles, along with 35 RBIs that rank her second among her teammates.Chastang earned her first career All-GSC award this season after spending her third consecutive year as UWF’s starting left field. The junior displayed her versatility at the plate after transitioning from the nine hole, to a starting role in the second spot of West Florida’s batting order. Chastang’s consistency guided her to a team-best 16 sacrifices this season. She was also one of the more successful clutch hitters for the Argos, hitting .309 with runners in scoring position.The Argos open the GSC tournament on Friday at 2:30pm with West opponent, Arkansas-Monticello. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

High school baseball: Haughton’s Maynor picks up 500th career win; Airline, Parkway post tournament…

first_imgThe Haughton Buccaneers defeated St. Amant 9-4 in the Trey Altick Classic in Sterlington on Friday, giving longtime coach Glenn Maynor his 500th career win.Airline also defeated St. Amant 10-0 in the Trey Altick event Friday at West Monroe.Benton lost two close games, falling to Sylvan Hills (Arkansas) 2-1 and Baton Rouge Central 8-1. Both games were played at Neville.Parkway defeated Pineville 9-4 at Ouachita Christian.At Sterlington, Jonathan Plant and Mason Simmons had two hits each in the Bucs’ victory over St. Amant. Cameron Townsend had four RBI.Plant also got the victory, allowing five hits in six innings and striking out six.Haughton improved to 4-4.At West Monroe, Cameron Parikh allowed just two hits in five innings in Airline’s victory over St. Amant. Parikh also went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Josh James hit a solo home run and reached base three times on walks. Lannon Broadway had a two=RBI double.Airline improved to 4-3.At Neville, Legend Denler allowed just four hits in six innings against Sylvan Hills. The Tigers had trouble getting the bats going, managing just four hits also. Garrett Hable went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Central. Benton dropped to 6-4.At Ouachita Christian, Derious Bradford went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Parkway’s win over Pineville.Amani Larry had two hits and an RBI. Caleb Reese had a two-RBI double. Parker Stevens scattered six hits in innings, struck out four and walked only one.Parkway improved to 5-1 under first-year coach David George.NOTE: The above report is based on information on teams’ official GameChanger account.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Vikings Boost Offensive Line, Sign Tackle Jake Long

first_img Auto (360p) 720p HD 1/1 About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892center_img EDEN PRAIRIE – The Minnesota Vikings are spending the bye week by boosting up their injury plagued offensive line.The team announced Tuesday they have signed offensive tackle Jake Long, a former first overall draft pick in 2008. He was a reserve for Atlanta last year.Long began his career in Miami, becoming a four-time Pro Bowl pick and an All-Pro selection in 2010. He played his first four NFL seasons under coach Tony Sparano, who is now Minnesota’s offensive line coach. 360p 1080p HD However, Long has also been plagued by injuries himself over his career. After signing with St. Louis, he had suffered an ACL injury in consecutive seasons.The Vikings this season have already lost starting tackles Andre Smith and Matt Kalil due to injuries.last_img read more

There’s quite a few Black hockey fans here in Pittsburgh! (June 14, 2017)

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BILL NEAL:10—Wish I could tell ya I told you so…wait a minute, I can tell ya I told you so. The Pens win 4 games to 2, just like I said. And yes, you -are-correct…I know nothing about hockey. Pittsburgh, PA, City of Champions…That’s how we roll. Five-time Stanley Cup Champions!:09—Truth be told, while I do joke about my limited knowledge of hockey, everyone should be reminded there are a fair number of African American hockey players now, and quite a few African American fans. That’s how we roll!:08—Let’s take that walk down memory lane one more time. Flashback with me, if you will.The Banks Brothers were part of all my “4 Guys” back in the day. Johnny “Dr. Curl” Banks, quiet and highly effective…Could play with anybody, anytime, anywhere. And Brother Chuckie…“The Enforcer,” if you will. Scrapper, no nonsense “Bad Boy” who could play. Just saw Chuckie for the first time in about 30 years. Looks great and doing great. And taking care of the grandkids like a good Black man should.:07—I might as well give Reggie Dukes this shout out while I am at it. You know, if I don’t call for “The Dukie Stick” he gets upset. But for real for real…Reggie Dukes was a baller. A very special baller who had all the tools and came very close to an NBA career out of Tulane University. He is 6’4,” 190 pounds, could shoot it on anybody, anywhere. The self-proclaimed youngest cat to play in the Connie Hawkins League and recent Hall of Fame inductee.:06—I went out on a very strong limb here, people. I predicted Golden State would wrap up the NBA Championship on June 12, and they did…LeBron and the Cavs put up a good fight, but KD was just too much for ‘em!:05—For your calendar: Saturday, July 1, it’s a Fourth of July weekend celebration, “Fashion and More…Upstairs at the Savoy!” The fabulous sensation models, New Edition, return to the runway for a sizzling summer fashion event starring national recording artist Jasmine Leonard, spoken words by Michael Smalls and the Dancing Styles by the Roland Ford and the Bill Ford groups. 12 p.m. is the reception, showtime at 1 p.m. Free parking, cash bar, cash kitchen (limited menu), 50/50 raffle, prizes and surprises. Dress to impress and music by DJ Shock. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Achieving Greatness Inc. “Safe Summer” youth programs. Call AGI at 412-628-4856 for information (Now run tell that).:04—The Pittsburgh Pirates…Pittsburgh Pirates…Pirates…Pirates…Pirates…Pirates…:03—On a better note, your Pittsburgh Steelers go to camp in about a month. Yea boy!:02—This just in. Babyface is coming, Babyface is coming, stay tuned!:01—Hey “Braddock Roy”…stop talking and start walking! Give me your list of the ten greatest athletes of all time and we’ll let the people decide whose list is better. C’mon man!:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more

Granada sack Lucas Alcaraz and replace him with Tony Adams

first_img “In his place, the club puts all its confidence in Tony Adams, vice-president of DDMC, as first-team coach of Granada until the end of the season.” 10/04/2017 Former Arsenal defender Adams had been working at the club for the last few months and has previously managed Wycome, Portsmouth and Gabala in Azerbaijan.  “After evaluating the situation that the team was in and the feeling around the team after the last few results, Granada has decided to end the reign of Lucas Alcaraz and his backroom staff,” Granada revealed in a statement on Monday.  Upd. at 20:17 IN SPORT.ES Granada have dismissed Lucas Alcaraz as their manager and appointed Tony Adams in his place until the end of the season.  “Our aim is that our squad will contain mostly Spanish players next year, whatever level the team is playing in next season. “We inherited 106 players, of whom only 44 actually belong to Granada CF. Our aim is to return Granada CF to Granada so the people here can identify fully with their team and their players.center_img Adams, speaking to the club’s official website last week, had said: “Every day I’m working with the coaching staff at Granada CF, looking to the future. Alcaraz began his second spell at the club earlier this season after replacing Paco Jemez, but leaves them 19th in the table, seven points from safety.  “I’m here to put the Spanish structure in place, with players who will belong to Granada CF and who will fight for Granada. EFE CEST “We want to be a mid-table team in La Liga with players who belong to Granada CF, with a world class academy developing local and Spanish players, with world class training facilities.” Se cargan a Lucas Alcaraz y le sustituye Tony Adamslast_img read more

Football stars slam Bonucci’s controversial opinion on teammate Kean’s episode with racism

first_imgAdvertisement 6q7iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7e169Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E891x9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 78ozlWould you ever consider trying this?😱4lx8Can your students do this? 🌚66Roller skating! Powered by Firework Flying cars by 2020? Well, the last time one checked, not even racism in sports was curbed in 2019. Chelsea and England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi faced an intense episode against Montenegro while making his first full start for the Three Lions along with a few other England stars. If you thought it couldn’t get any worse in this period of the football season, Moise Kean – the breakthrough striker in the Juventus ranks who just made his Italy debut has had a traumatic 80 minutes at Cagliari with monkey noises and other racist gestures overshadowing the particular Serie A match.Advertisement Kean silenced the profane crowd by scoring the winning goal and celebrating in front of those very fans. What is surprising to many is the way team captain Leonardo Bonucci and manager Allegri have treated the situation. They seem to be accepting that Cagliari fans should not have done what they did but Moise Kean was wrong as well to celebrate the goal infront of the opposition fans.Advertisement Bonucci’s official statement included him saying Kean deserved “50-50 of the blame.”“Moise should not have done that and the Curva [fans] should not have reacted in that way,” the defender told Sky Sports Italia.“Kean knows that when goals are scored he just has to think about cheering with the team, hugging them all together. It was an episode and even he knows he could have done something different.”Former Manchester United and Lyon forward Depay took to twitter to tag Bonucci directly and say “I am disappointed in your reaction … We will not be quiet!”Patrice Evra, posted on Twitter: “This is not acceptable in football or anywhere in the world. Well done to @MoiseKean for standing up to them and showing them who is boss.”At a time in history when captain like Harry Kane is ready to walk his team out of the pitch in incidents of racism, it is quite disheartening to see the reactions of Bonucci and Allegri.“He shouldn’t have celebrated in that manner,” said Allegri, according to the club’s official website.“He is a young man and he has to learn, but certain things from the crowd also shouldn’t be heard.”Serie A and Italy are perhaps centuries behind the modern world and football is exposed to a horrendous phenomenon in these parts. Advertisementlast_img read more

Big passenger gains from Salt Lake City makeover.

first_imgA rendering of the airport redevelopment. Image: SLC. It’s been 50 years—five full decades—since Salt Lake City International Airport got more than a mere makeover.Now, that’s about to change.Delta Air Lines’ pivotal western hub is getting a full-blown $US3.6-billion blitz of a rebuild.Phase One is set for a 2020 debut. The last of the massive project is set to come online four years later.The terminal layout will be the soul of simplicity: a large central terminal connected via an underground passenger terminal to a pair of linear concourses. This arrangement will replace the present geriatric terminal.The new facility is set to move both passengers and aircraft about more efficiently. A case-in-point is that most up and down movements via escalator will be eliminated, making the terminal easier and quicker to navigate.The efficiency theme carries through to the tarmac. Salt Lake City airport (SLC) says the new concourses will eliminate aircraft parking bottlenecks, allowing airlines to get their aircraft to the gate and back into the air faster than they’re able now. The bottom line for passengers is fewer delays.The Salt Lake City Department of Airports says the US$3.6-billion rebuild is being paid for entirely through user fees, primarily by the airlines. Salt Lake City International contends, “Even after the project is complete, SLC will have a significantly lower cost per passenger than other major US .” This matters much to continually cost-conscious carriers.”READ: Luggage fees soar as airline bagmen strike.A bit of context: SLC as we know it today is the product of the 1987 merger of Delta and Western Airlines, a classy major airline that fell prey to the merger mania that swept the airline industry in the late 1980s.Currently, Delta commands some 70 percent of the 370 daily scheduled departures. The airport lofts nonstop flights to almost 98 cities.Delta can fly you nonstop from Salt Lake City to London and Paris. KLM flies nonstop to Amsterdam.When the airport’s spacious new terminal and complex become a reality (workers recently “topped out” construction of the project’s first phase) international market access should get a boost, opening up even more connections alternatives—especially for flyers used to arch-rival Denver International.DEN lies a mere 391 air miles to the East, over the Rocky and Wasatch mountain ranges.last_img read more

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show In Philadelphia

first_img Philly never drops the ball on a good celebration. This year, Philly adds twice the flare again to its New Year’s Eve show with two fireworks shows. Find out here where the best spots are to view the shows. SugarHouse Casino Presents Twice the Fireworks! Twice the Fun! Saturday, December 31 6:00 p.m. and midnight Delaware River Waterfront Insider Tip: This is free.   Top Fireworks Viewing Spots Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive Have your own under the sea adventure when you ring in the New Year.  Guests can dive into the hors d’oeuvres, food stations and open bar and catch a great view of the fireworks while toasting with champagne. Music and entertainment round out the New Year’s adventure. Insider Tip: $125 per person Battleship New Jersey 62 Battleship Place Get your sea legs ready. Enjoy music, food and bar concessions, as well as a unique view of both fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight. New Year’s fireworks along the Delaware River(G. Widman for GPTMC) Blue Cross RiverRink Columbus Boulevard and Market Street The Blue Cross RiverRink’s New Year’s Eve Party on Ice offers one of the best views of the city’s fireworks show over the Delaware River. Skaters can catch one of two sparkling shows during the early (5-7 p.m.) and late (11 p.m. – 1 a.m.) parties. File this spot under family-friendly. Insider Tip: Tickets are $30 for skaters and $20 for spectators. Franklin Square 200 N. 6th Street Families can head to the brightly illuminated Franklin Square to watch the 6 p.m. fireworks show. From 11a.m. – 4 p.m., there will be party hat decorating, free entertainment, and a “Square-drop” countdown to 6 p.m. File this one under family-friendly. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard Head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a front-row view of the fireworks backed by a synchronized soundtrack during the show. Hyatt Regency Philadelphia 201 S. Columbus Boulevard The Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing is kicking off the New Year with not one, but two celebrations. Enjoy a delicious New Year’s Eve Family Buffet starting at 4 p.m. Save room for the Dessert Explosion at 5:30 p.m. before the 6 p.m. fireworks show at Penn’s Landing. ($55 for adults, $25 for children 3-12). Starting at 8 p.m., adults can partake in the Starlight Soiree featuring a dinner buffet and wine bar in the Columbus Ballroom followed by drinks and dancing at Keatings River Grill, all leading up to the fireworks spectacular at midnight. ($125 per person) Independence Seaport Museum Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street Grab a complimentary party hat and noisemaker before heading outside to the second-floor terrace to watch the fireworks spectacular over the Delaware River at 6 p.m. The museum comes alive at 8:30 p.m. during the Buccaneers Ball, a swashbuckler-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with live music, drinks, dinner and dancing ending with the fireworks show at midnight. Penn Treaty Park Delaware Avenue and Beach Street Penn Treaty Park’s seven acres of open green space and clean picnic areas provide a great vantage point from which to watch the fireworks. Race Street Pier Race Street and Delaware Avenue This is an amazing spot to watch but we recommend you get there early, as it’s probably going to fill up fast. Insider Tip: Alcohol, BBQ and glass containers are not permitted at the Pier. Spirit of Philadelphia 401 S. Columbus Boulevard Set sail on the Spirit of Philadelphia for two special sailing adventures to ring in the New Year. Families can hop aboard for the early New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise from 4–6:30 p.m. and celebrate with live music, party favors and a grand buffet before getting an up close view of the fireworks at 6 p.m. From $109.90 per adult. $69.90 per child ages 3-12. The New Year’s celebration sets sails again from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. with sweeping views of the fireworks and the city skyline; the night includes a dinner buffet, hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, DJ music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast. From $164.90 per person. SugarHouse Casino 1001 N. Delaware Avenue We bet that the riverfront walkway at SugarHouse Casino will be a good spot to watch both fireworks displays, as there will be concession stands and speakers playing the synchronized soundtrack for each of the shows. Washington Avenue Green 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard This is another new park on the Delaware River Waterfront, formerly Pier 53. Wiggins Park & Marina Mickle Boulevard at the River Across the river in Camden, you can get an amazing view of the fireworks from Wiggin’s Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. Viewers will be treated to a synchronized soundtrack for the fireworks display from speakers at the park.last_img read more

IDF 2012 San Francisco Business Client Sessions

first_imgAre you attending the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this year?  If so, I invite you to attend a session that I will be co-presenting along with two of my teammates from the Business Client Platform Division here at Intel.We will be highlighting several different ways you can develop solutions for the Intel vPro and Small Business Advantage platforms.  This session is targeted at both IT practitioners and software developers.  The class will naturally have slides, but will also include a number of live demos.  So, if you are interested in learning how you can create solutions for Intel’s business client platforms, I encourage you to attend and bring any questions you have.Here are the details on the class from the IDF website:Session ID: BCSS001Date/Time: 09/13/12 @ 10:15 amTitle: 2013 Business Client Solutions: Intel® vPro™ Technology and Intel® Small Business AdvantageAbstract:Whether you are an IT practitioner with Intel® vPro™ Technology clients in your enterprise, a medium business wanting to enhance your existing business process automation or a small business looking to improve efficiency and productivity of your PC assets, this is the session for you. Come see a glimpse of the innovative 2013 Business Client platforms, including the Ultrabook™, All-In-One and ultra-small form factors. Experience technical deep dives and demonstrations on how to easily incorporate Intel vPro Technology into your existing environment through a variety of Independent Software Vendors integration points, scripting tools, and developer Software Development Kits. This session will also focus on a rich set of capabilities provided through the Intel® Small Business Advantage platform that delivers out of the box experience for small businesses. Key topics covered include: • Intel Small Business Advantage Overview • Intel vPro Technology Use Cases / Independent Software Vendor integration • Developer and IT Tools providing automation for Intel vPro Technology features including: High Level API (HLAPI), Software Developer Kits (SDKs), Microsoft* Windows* PowerShellIn addition to this class, the we have two additional classes at IDF San Francisco this year:BCSS002 – Security for Intel® Architecture Based Business Clients – 9/13 @ 12pmBCSS003 – Enabling Consumerization Through Client Based Desktop Virtualization – 9/13 @ 1:15pmYou can find further details on these sessions, as well as all the others here:http://intel.activeevents.com/sf12/scheduler/public.jsplast_img read more