Mongolia to maintain strict virus regulations ‘until vaccine found’

first_imgMongolia will maintain strict coronavirus regulations until a vaccine is found, the prime minister said Monday, raising the prospect of the country being locked down for months to come.Wedged between Russia and China, landlocked Mongolia on March 12 become one of the first countries to close its borders in the face of the growing global epidemic.Universities, schools and kindergartens are closed until September, conferences and public protests are banned, children under 12 are not allowed in malls or restaurants, and facemasks are mandatory. “The country will keep the quarantine rules until a vaccine becomes available,” Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa told reporters in the country’s parliament.He did not provide more details about what measures would remain in place, but said he did not know when borders would reopen.Despite the announcement, he said parliamentary elections will be held as scheduled on June 24.Scientists around the world are rushing to find a vaccine for the virus that has killed more than 340,000 people and infected over five million in 196 countries and territories. Mongolia has recorded a low 140 cases, with most imported from Russia. The returnees were put under strict quarantine for three weeks.The country has sent planes to repatriate Mongolians abroad, but thousands remain stranded in other countries.Only vulnerable groups — including pregnant women, seniors, children with their parents, and people with serious health issues — are allowed to return, with authorities saying Mongolia lacks the capacity to handle everyone.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Twenty Calypsonians to battle for a spot in the Calypso Finals

first_imgLocalNews Twenty Calypsonians to battle for a spot in the Calypso Finals by: – February 4, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Checko performing “AM/PM” at the Quarter Finals round.Who will join reigning monarch Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier when the Semi-Final round of the 2012 Calypso Competition gets underway on Saturday evening?Will Black Diamond, a new comer to the competition outshine his father Joey “Explosion” Lloyd and secure a spot in the finals?Or will Abel “Checko” Jno. Baptiste another new comer singing “AM/PM” one of the most popular songs for the 2012 season make it?Twenty Calypsonians were selected at the Quarter Finals round on January 21st by a panel of seven judges.The other semi-finalists are; Raymond “Vigilante” Vigilant, Derick “Hunter” St. Rose, Victor “Comforter” Bique, Juslyn “Jamma B” Charles, Webster “Webb” Marie, Daryl “The Bobb” Bobb, Steve “Triumph” Williams, Dave “Soul Puss” Pascal, Cecil “Checker” Burnette, Davidson “Observer” Victor, Julian “Picky” Lockhart, Dennison “Dice” Joseph, Derrick “Mighty Logars” St. Ville, Murphy “Sye” Jno. Jules, Gregory “Karessah” Riviere, Andrew “Scrunter” Bazil, Joey “Explosion” Lloyd and Peter “Peter Pros” Prosper.Out of these twenty performers only nine can be selected.The show which is scheduled to commence at 8:30pm at Festival City promises to be a great one, if you cannot attend ensure that you listen via radio.Your favorite Calypsoes might just make it through!Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Cleopha A. Hirt

first_imgCleopha A. Hirt, age 93 of Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born May 18, 1923 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Catherine (Nee: Harpring) and Joseph Giesting.  She married Edward Hirt February 19, 1944 at St. Michael’s Church in Brookville and he preceded her in death June 29, 1993.  Cleo for years cleaned the jets at the Hillenbrand Airport where the pilots affectionately called her “mom”.  She was a member of Holy Family Church, the Daughters of Isabella, the Oldenburg Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary and was a charter member of the 500 card club.Cleo was a kind, generous soul who loved unconditionally and was a friend to all.  She enjoyed being with people and certainly never met a stranger, but more importantly, she preferred hearing about you rather than having the conversation focused on her. She also had the gift of being able to relate to both young and old alike.  According to her family, Cleo was an excellent cook who wanted to feed you if you stopped for a visit, but ironically will be missed for her Rice Krispies treats.  She enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.  Having grown up through the depression, Cleo never threw anything away and her kids teased that mom was the original recycler long before recycling was fashionable.She is survived by daughters Darlene Hirt of Batesville, Doris (Jeff) McKee of Carmel, Indiana, Donna Hirt of Indianapolis; sons Denny (Jackie) of Villa Hills, Kentucky, Richard of Oldenburg; sisters Pauline Gillman of Harrison, Ohio, Rosemary Stercz of Cincinnati; daughter-in-laws Lynn Hirt-Davis of Naples, Florida and Mary Pfeiffer of Batesville; thirteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sons David and Dale; brothers Leonard, Frank (Doc), Joseph, John, Virgil (Cap), and Arnold Giesting; sister Edna Sidell and daughter-in-law Carol Trexler.Visitation is Friday, August 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13th at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Oldenburg Academy Capital Campaign or Holy Family Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

Lampard Hints Cavani on Chelsea Radar

first_img‘He’s a great player, I played against him and I always loved his mentality and attitude, and obviously his goal scoring record speaks for itself,’ Lampard said on Monday.‘I’m not absolutely aware of what the situation is, so we’ll see. He’s an experienced player, but so are many other players out there.’Tammy Abraham has carried the torch for Chelsea this season but goals have been their problem in recent months – particularly at home.Chelsea have been burnt in recent windows, with older strikers such as Falcao, Alexandre Pato and Gonzalo Higuain struggling to adapt to the Premier League.But Lampard said sprinkling his young squad with experience is something that he would not rule out.‘I think we are young, and we know about the transitions. The idea of bringing in experience is something I’m certainly not absolutely looking away from,’ he said.‘Sometimes the young players need a little bit of help, and if that’s the case then that may help us.’Lampard also said moves to take both Giroud and Victor Moses away from Stamford Bridge were ongoing but yet to be sealed.Without them, Chelsea’s push for a top-four place continues with the visit of Arsenal on Tuesday night.Young defender Reece James could feature after his knee injury was not as bad as Chelsea first feared. Marcos Alonso is also available again.‘They’re a good team, (Mikel Arteta) is a good coach and he does deserve and will get time to get it right. Already he’s had an effect and I’m under no illusions about how tough the game will be.’He added: ‘What I do know when I come up against them is that they are a good team with good players who can hurt you. You have seen a bit of a change since Arteta came in with their performances and we felt that in the first 30 minutes at the Emirates particularly, so we must be on our guard and at our best.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Frank Lampard has hinted that Chelsea could move for Edinson Cavani, admitting he has ‘always loved’ the Uruguay international.The Paris Saint-Germain forward has asked to leave the French giants in this window, with Atletico Madrid confident of securing his signature.But Chelsea, too, are in the market for another striker with Olivier Giroud expected to leave this month – and Michy Batshuayi short of goals.last_img read more

University to host 2016 Olympic trials

first_imgThe U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon is scheduled for Saturday in Los Angeles. A section of the marathon will take place on the University Park Campus, where the race is expected to start at 10:06 a.m. and end at approximately 2 p.m.Participants will enter campus at Gate 3 on Figueroa Street, then turn south onto Watt Way, east onto Childs Way and then south onto Pardee Way, where they will exit campus and proceed onto the next part of the race.Starting at 9 a.m. parts of Figueroa, Jeffferson Boulevard, Exposition Boulevard and Flower Street will be closed off in order to accommodate the trials.The men and women’s races will be staggered throughout the morning. The men are expected to reach campus at 10:25 a.m. while the women are expected at 10:45 a.m.The trials features a record $600,000 prize purse, according to its website. Half of that sum will go to the top ten male finishers and the other half to the top ten females.  First place for both genders will be awarded $80,000Parking will not be allowed on 34th Street east of Watt Way or on Childs Way east of Hahn Plaza due to safety concerns, and Gate 3 will be closed and cars parked in Parking Structure X will not be able to exit until 1:30 p.m.USC students will be able to watch the race from the “cheer zone” at Hahn Plaza. This is one of six cheer zones designated throughout Los Angeles for spectators to watch the race without endangering the athletes.The Olympic Team Trials were previously held in Houston, Texas in 2012. The winners will proceed to compete for the United States in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.last_img read more

La Liga President, Tebas, to Inaugurate Nigeria Office on Friday

first_imgDikko described the coming event as another major milestone in the partnership between the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and LaLiga, coming on the heels of the NPFL All-Star LaLiga tour coming up in August.“We are delighted that very early in the tenor of this partnership, a lot of positives are being yielded. This opening of the La Liga Office represents another landmark in the partnership and will facilitate effective collaboration between the two leagues,” remarked Dikko after inspecting the installation of equipment in the office.Ahead the event, Antonio Baradas, the La Liga Africa Representative based in South Africa is already in Nigeria working with the LMC for finer details of the event plan.Baradas expressed satisfaction with the location of the office and also said, “I am impressed by the quality of materials used in equipping the office. It is a very conducive place for us to work on making the NPFL-LaLiga partnership a success”.LaLiga Foundation, a charity arm of the LaLiga recently announced a grant of 56,000 Euros and equipment to El-Kanemi FC to support the club in response to the insurgency that forced the club to play home league fixtures in other cities for almost three seasons.A squad of the NPFL best players selected into an All-Star team is already in camp preparatory to a tour of Spain where they will participate in the prestigious Carranza LaLiga World Club tourney and also in a friendly match against Valencia CF.Nigeria is the second African country after South Africa to have an office of a major European League and LaLiga President, Tebas was in India recently where he announced that a LaLiga office will be opened in that Asian country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Spanish League, La Liga will friday, July 22, open an office in Nigeria as part of the implementation of the technical and commercial partnership recently signed with the League Management Company (LMC).Chairman of LM, Shehu Dikko, disclosed wednesday in Abuja that the La Liga office in Nigeria is situated inside the LMC office in Maitama District and that the La Liga President, Javier Tebas,will be in Nigeria to personally inaugurate the office.last_img read more

Manchester City lose perfect record as West Ham pull off stunning win

first_imgWest Ham shocked Manchester City as they brought an end to the league leaders’ 100 per cent start to the season with two first-half goals. Victor Moses stunned City after six minutes as Dimitri Payet’s through-ball gave him the opportunity to lash home.And the visitors’ advantage was doubled after half an hour as Diafro Sakho scrambled it past Joe Hart from close range. Kevin De Bruyne, impressive throughout, got a goal back for the hosts in first-half injury-time, firing powerfully along the ground.’Despite City’s efforts, though – and they were extensive – they simply could not find their way through the West Ham back line in the second half.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Essien makes Panathinaikos debut, coach urges for more playing time to regain full fitness

first_imgPanathinaikos coach Andrea Stramaccioni has stated Ghana midfielder Michael Essien will need more playing time in a bid to reach full fitness.The former Chelsea midfielder made his debut for Panathinaikos on Saturday during a top-flight league clash with Iraklis, about sixteen weeks after joining the Greek side.The 32-year-old Ghanaian spent a considerable period on the sideline due to a niggling knee injury. An injury which has seen the form of one of the most energetic box to box midfielders decline.He joined Italian giants AC Milan in an 18 month contract and left on a free to Panathinaikos this summer. After waiting for four months to make his debut, his coach admitted he was well below match sharpness.“He needs time. It was his first game. He could not be 100% ready. It was positive,” Stramaccioni said. Essien may be handed another opportunity to boost his match fitness when Panathinaikos play with Panachaiki on December 3.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Tanzania: AFCON 2019 ranking, schedule and basic info [Infographic]

first_imgThe former Nigeria star Emmanuel Amunike, who has managed Tanzania since last August, has some fine attacking talent to pick from in the Taifa Stars’ first finals appearance since 1980. Mbwana Samatta, the brilliant Genk striker who scored 23 goals in the Belgian league last season, leads the line and a good showing in Egypt could finally convince one of the many Premier League clubs who are circling. Having a centre-forward in this kind of form could help Tanzania spring a surprise.–Follow all the Tanzania games with #JoyAFCON. There’s live radio commentary on Joy 99.7FM, post-match programs on Joy FM, JoyNews TV (available via MultiTV Digibox and on DStv channel 421), Joy Prime (on DStv 281), analysis shows, and fanzones. Follow complete social media coverage on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with @JoySportsGH.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Star Wars question

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 242 weeks ago Saw it in Wichita, and plan on seeing it again locally. Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Have you watched the newest Star Wars movie? Yes, and I loved, loved, loved it. Yes, but it was OK – kind of disappointing. Not yet. But I plan to. I have no interest in the movie. Actually, I would rather drill holes in my head. View Resultslast_img read more