Botswana president in coronavirus self-isolation after Namibia trip

first_imgBotswana President Eric Masisi (extreme right) at the inauguration of Namibian President Hage Geingob on March 21, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESYBotswana President Eric Mogweetsi Masisi is in self-isolation for a fourteen day period, the government through the office of president confirmed late Sunday.The decision to self-isolate comes after he returned home from an official trip to neighbouring Namibia. He attended the swearing in ceremony of President Hage Geingob in Windhoek.“The rationale for the imposition of self-isolation is that while Namibia has registered three (3) imported cases, and is considered low risk for SARS-Cv-2 transmission at the the time of His Excellency the President’s trip to Namibia, the low testing rates in the Region makes that determination difficult and there is a high possibility of undetermined local transmission,” the statement read.The statement added that during the period, the president will be tested for coronavirus, “as such, (the president) will be working from his official residence but quarantined away from his family.” Other members of his entourage have been advised to do same.The statement signed by a permanent secretary on government communications also said Masisi during his time in Namibia held talks with his peers on urgent border issues in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.Other African leaders who attended the inauguration include Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa and Joao Lourenco of Angola.Botswana is one of four countries in the region that has not registered a case of coronavirus as yet. Others include Comoros, Malawi and Lesotho. So far 43 African countries have recorded cases with over 30 deaths and 122 recoveries.Related Former U.S. President George Bush to visit Botswana and Namibia Botswana swears in new presidentcenter_img Namibia: New President meets Chinese President’s Envoylast_img read more

World Creole Music Festival promotions in St. Maarten this weekend

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share EntertainmentLocalNewsRegional World Creole Music Festival promotions in St. Maarten this weekend by: – August 25, 2017 129 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Press ReleaseRoseau, Dominica: August 25, 2017 — The Dominica Festivals Committee will be promoting the World Creole Music Festival in St. Maarten this week. Marketing Executive Samantha Letang, and Festivals and Events Manager Valantine Cuffy will be in St. Maarten from August 25 – 28 to promote the destination the World Creole Music Festival carded for October 27 -29, 2017.Promotions will be held on Saturday August 26 in collaboration with REAL AUTO who will be celebrating one year of operations. Another key partner is the Dominica Association in St. Maarten who have assisted with promotions at two popular hangout spots – Rosemary’s and Nromalie’s. Mrs. Letang and Mr. Cuffy will also be interviewed by media partners in St. Maarten and they are expected to have discussions with other potential partners for the Festival this year.This visit to St. Maarten is expected to increase awareness and excitement for the Festival in that territory with the aim of increasing visitor arrivals from St. Maarten for the Festival. The 20th edition of Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 27-29 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica. A line-up of top local, regional, and international acts covering a diverse range of creole music from the infectious Bouyon to the sweet sensation of Soca and Calypso, Reggae, Afro-funk, Haitian Kompas to the vibrating sounds of Cadence-lypso and Zouk awaits patrons. On this year’s exciting line-up are Machel Montano, Kalash, Mavado, Yemi Alade, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, Sweet Micky, Kai, Etana, Romain Virgo, Klass, Marcé & Tumpak, Asa Bantan, Triple Kay International, Mizik à Nou All Stars, Breve, Swingin’ Stars, and the Zouk All Stars featuring Jean Marc Ferdinand, Orlane, Francky Vincent, and Stéphane Ravor.Official sponsors of this year’s World Creole Music Festival include: Caribbean Broadcast Network, Caribbean Media Corporation, DBS Radio, DEPEX, Dominica News Online, Kairi FM, LIAT, PJD2, Q95FM, The Wave, Ticketpal, Trend Media (LOOP), Variety Radio and Vibes Radio/DA Vibes.last_img read more

DFA, California Dairies form marketing agency in common

first_imgDave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairyEmail Dave The largest dairy cooperatives in the U.S. and California will seek milk transportation and marketing efficiencies under an agreement announced July 10. With the establishment of a marketing agency in common, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and California Dairies Inc. (CDI) will combine raw milk marketing and transportation efforts for both cooperatives in California. In a joint response to questions from Progressive Dairy, DFA and CDI said the arrangement was effective immediately and “focused on enhancing farm-to-plant transportation efficiencies and market stability.”advertisementadvertisementLeaders of both cooperatives say the marketing agency in common will bring efficiency to both customers and members while maintaining each co-op’s individual operations and identities. Milk balancing and enhanced customer service are part of short- and long-term strategies.“The relationship between the individual member-owners of CDI or DFA and their respective cooperatives will continue to operate separately and within their respective cooperatives,” according to the statement. “CDI and DFA will evaluate the combined optimal logistics of getting milk from the closest member farm of either organization to the nearest manufacturing plant as one part of the broader effort to drive efficiencies throughout the entire network of CDI and DFA member milk deliveries.”“Given the significant marketing and regulatory challenges that we’ve seen in California over the last few years, there was a mutual desire to reduce supply chain costs and create additional value and stability for our customers,” said Andrei Mikhalevsky, CDI president and CEO. “We would also like to help preserve the existing processing asset base in the state.”“Our organizations have worked closely over the past decade as the dairy industry in California, the U.S. and the world has become increasingly dynamic,” said Dennis Rodenbaugh, executive vice president of DFA and president of council operations. “We have similar goals and see tremendous opportunities with our two cooperatives working together in an increasingly close partnership.”CDI is the largest member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative in California, producing 40% of the state’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of milk annually, CDI manufactures butter, fluid milk products and milk powders.advertisementDFA is the nation’s largest dairy cooperative, serving 14,000 family farmers across the U.S. According to its website, DFA’s Western Area encompasses 280 dairy farmer members in California, Nevada and western Arizona. They market about 7.3 billion pounds of milk annually.  last_img read more

Bye-Bye Johnny; Browns Officially Release QB Johnny Manziel After Two Seasons

first_imgTwo drafts ago the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel amid a took of fanfare thinking he would be their answer long term at the quarterback position.Today, he was shown the door is a five-line press release stating he had been waived by the franchise.It was not a shock whatsoever that he was released, the only drama was possibly that it took this long into the NFL New Year in order to do it, as many felt it was going to happen on Wednesday.It was a two year stint with with the Browns filled with nothing but headlines and controversy, with most of the headlines coming for things he did off the field, not on it.He spent 10 weeks in rehab after his first season with the team, and now a year later is the subject of a grand jury investigation in Dallas after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. While he hasn’t been suspended by the NFL, there’s a chance that if he does catch on elsewhere, he may have to spend time away from the team for his off the field behavior.With the release of Manizel the Browns are on the hook for his guaranteed base salaries of $1.169 million in 2016 and $1.004 million in 2017.If he gets picked up off waivers (highly unlikely), that team would assume those guarantees. The salary-cap hit for releasing Manziel by the Browns is $4.33 million.Here’s the official release the Browns put out about Manizel about noon today:The Cleveland Browns have waived QB Johnny Manziel.Manziel appeared in 14 games with eight starts after being selected by the Browns in first round of the 2014 draft. He completed 147 of 258 passes for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He added 259 rushing yards and one score. Last season, Manziel started six games and threw for 1,500 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions, while adding 230 rushing yards. Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsJohnny Manzielcenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Scam Watchdogs Encourage Double-Checking Charities

first_imgMichelle Tabler with the Better Business Bureau said there are a few tips to make sure your donated money makes it to the cause you intended… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It’s the giving season and many will donate or volunteer with a charity before the year is out, but the national scam watchdog is urging donors to double check charitable claims. She said to be wary of impostors. Many scams may imitate well known charities with similar names. If you have a particular charity in mind, Tabler said to make a phone call and donate directly… Tabler: “When somebody’s calling to solicit you on the telephone you’ve got to be really careful, we don’t get the door to door as much as they do down in the Lower 48 but we do get the phone calls. You might make it a practice to say that you never donate directly over the phone to a company or a charity that you never called and you want to do your research and it’s OK to do that.” center_img Tabler: “We don’t want people to be pressured, we want them to take time before making a donation, don’t make a donation if they want something right then and there, right on the spot. Take some time to make a decision and research a little bit and again know the charity, find out what their needs are, where they’re really located and again look them up on our website because we have information on how much of the money actually goes to the charity itself.” Some websites to verify charities include:Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator.last_img read more

Nishikori reflects on Aussie Open exit

first_img KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOS Australian Open, Kei Nishikori MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Kei Nishikori’s hopes of reaching the semifinals at all four of tennis’ Grand Slam tournaments this year ended on Wednesday, when he was beaten in straight sets in the Australian Open quarterfinals by Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka.Nishikori was blown out of the first set and only slowly worked his way back into the match before dropping the third-set tiebreak in a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) defeat. In their previous match, Nishikori had beaten Wawrinka in five grueling sets to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals in September. Can’t bear to watch: Kei Nishikori reacts after missing a return during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka during the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. | REUTERScenter_img “His serve was clearly superior. I wasn’t able to read it,” Nishikori said when asked to compare Wednesday’s match with their U.S. Open quarterfinal.“He also had me under pressure with his strokes from the start and I started pressing.”Nishikori admitted not being in peak condition, but said he had been mentally ready to battle as a fifth seed in a Grand Slam for the first time.“I can’t say there’s no difference (in being No. 5), but I went at it diligently, with a strong will,” he said. “That was not the problem.“I wasn’t at 100 percent. I really got a sense for how tough Grand Slam tournaments are.”After looking lost for most of the first two sets, Nishikori found some new attacking flair in the third by mixing in some superb serves and volleys that resulted in a decisive tiebreak. After dropping the first four points, Nishikori battled back to tie it 6-6. With Wawrinka well out of position, Nishikori attempted a little drop shot, but netted it. Wawrinka then put the match to bed with his next serve.“That’s a point I need to win 100 percent of the time,” Nishikori said of his fatal error. “That was what I regret the most, absolutely.“With every point, I was hitting with more confidence. That I was unable to turn the match around is extremely frustrating.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Trbojevic wants turnaround to count with Panthers next up

first_imgRugby League It’s a rare sight when an ever-polite Jake Trbojevic is laying down the law to his Manly teammates but the forward’s recent plea for change has had a lasting effect on the side’s current run of form. Recent wins over the Eels and Cowboys have pushed the Sea Eagles into eighth spot and very much back to flying under the radar in 2020 – just as coach Des Hasler likes it. It was only three weeks ago Hasler’s men were reeling from a two-point loss to Newcastle that had them dropping out of the top eight. The two-week turnaround could prove the catalyst to going on a run in the second half of the season with six of their final nine games against sides placed in the bottom half of the Telstra Premiership. “I was walking around with a bit of a dropped lip I will admit but was a bit happier last week and really happy this week,” Trbojevic said on Monday. “After a loss, it’s really tough and makes for a bad week. When you win everyone’s more upbeat. “It gives you a lot of motivation to go out and perform when you’re feeling it during the week. “I guess that’s motivation in itself to perform well. We’re hoping to find a bit of consistency and keep it going. “We’ve done well to turn it around but need to keep working hard because everyone you play is tough.” Their round 12 opponents, Penrith, join Melbourne a fortnight later as arguably their toughest opponents in the run towards the finals. The competition-leading Panthers hold a dominant 10-3 record over the Sea Eagles since 2012. “They’re going to be a massive test, they’re winning the competition and are the team in the best form at the moment,” Trbojevic said. “Their forward pack is playing great and outside backs unbelievable. It’s a good test to see where we’re at.” Sea Eagles five-eighth Dylan Walker is unlikely to be available for Hasler’s men as he nears a return from an ankle injury. However, a strong performance from back-up playmaker Cade Cust against the Cowboys could make for a possible selection dilemma down the track. “We want [Dylan] back as soon as possible, he’s a big part of our team,” Trbojevic said. “You’d probably think Dylan would come straight back in but Cade has been outstanding. – nrl.comlast_img read more

Mepham determined to establish himself on the international stage

first_imgBrentford’s Wales defender Chris Mepham is determined to thrive on the international scene after a journey which has taken him from Sunday League football to the Rose Bowl in California.Mepham, who was released by Chelsea at the age of 14, was playing for North Greenford reserves four years ago before he was spotted by a Brentford scout and offered a route back into professional football.The 20-year-old, who supported QPR as a boy and was rejected after a trial with the R’s, had a breakthrough season in the Championship, and on Tuesday he played a pivotal role in shutting out World Cup-bound Mexico in front of 82,345 fans at an iconic venue known as ‘America’s Stadium’.AdChoices广告The attendance was the largest for a Wales game since over 86,000 saw them play a World Cup qualifier against the Soviet Union in Moscow in May 1965.And Mepham admitted that it was hard to take everything in after his remarkable rise from amateur to international footballer.“I do pinch myself a little bit,” he said. Embed from Getty Images See also:Crystal Palace interested in Brentford’s WatkinsWhy Brentford players won’t lose sleep over a change of managerBrentford reject bid from Bournemouth for Mepham Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Mepham (right) impressed against Mexico “I’ve loved my progress, but it’s been an absolute roller-coaster and one thing after another.“It’s only when you have a bit of time to look back that you go ‘Wow, what an incredible journey it’s been’.“It’s been a whirlwind few years but I’ve loved every minute of it.“I just hope I can keep that going, stay grounded and focused and see where I go.”‘Amazing’Mepham made his Wales debut at the China Cup in March, coming on as a second-half substitute against the tournament hosts with an emphatic 6-0 win already secured.But his first start in front of over 80,000 Mexicans was a completely different challenge altogether, and his task soon became even greater because of the rib injury suffered by skipper Ashley Williams.Williams was replaced in the opening 20 minutes by Bristol Rovers defender Tom Lockyer, another international rookie, and Mepham took on a leadership role despite his tender years.Mepham’s maturity and composure in the face of a second-half Mexican onslaught vindicated manager Ryan Giggs’ decision to start him in such difficult circumstances.“Ash is a natural leader on the pitch, he gets the team going and organises everyone,” said the Hammersmith-born Mepham, previously capped at Under-20 and Under-21 level and who qualifies for Wales through his father’s parents.“So losing him left us with quite a few inexperienced players and it was important I stepped up to the plate.“I made sure I organised things myself and it was amazing.“In football you always want to play at the highest level and I’ve got a taste of that now.“Getting the clean sheet and with the performance the team put in made it all the better.“I want more and more now and hopefully that’s the first of many caps.”last_img read more

Bill Buckner Double Cursed

first_img Posted October 19, 2006 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share this post 1 Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   Edited October 19, 2006 by Mrchippert3 Master of the Irrelevant bterreson Recommended Posts Looks like Buckner had more than the Curse of the Bambino against him.. I always thought it was odd that he was wearing a royal blue batting glove, but it never occurred to me that it might be a Cubs glove.Obviously no mere mortal can overcome both Babe Ruth and a goat. If you look closer at his glove it says “3E – sgel hguorht llaB” That is freaky, creepy stuff. Taht curse of the bambino – even though its dead now – is just such an amazing source of supernatural weirdness. It was a REAL curse.. not just 86 years of coincidental futility. mrchippert3: 2.0 well at least there’s baseball Favourite Logos:Houston TexansSuper Bowl XXXVISuper Bowl XLIVMinnesota WildNew Orleans Hornets (Fleur de Bee) Sports Logos goforbroke 0 goforbroke 1,193 posts Forums Home Followers 0 333 333 Posted October 19, 2006 (edited) 6,091 posts Location:Seattle Bill Buckner Double Cursed Favourite Logos:1974 Super Bowl Share this post All Activity Bill Buckner Double Cursed 2,943 1 0 Sports Logo News Forums Home Sports Logos center_img Location:The Land of Pleasant Living Share this post Share on other sites leopard88 3,017 posts Share on other sites leopard88 333 Posted October 20, 2006 Sports Logo News 65 0 Posted October 19, 2006 By bterreson, October 19, 2006 in Sports Logo News All Activity Link to post powersurge 65 Members 1 2,943 2,943 65 Members Bill Buckner Double Cursed Link to post Sign in to follow this   Members Link to post Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. Members Followers 0 Link to post bterreson Share this post SportsLogos.Net Go To Topic Listing 9,812 posts powersurgelast_img read more